The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood

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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
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Jewish Floridian
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13 v. : ill. ;
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English
Publisher:
Fred Shochet
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Hollywood, Fla

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United States -- Florida -- Broward -- Hollywood

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 13, 1970)-v. 13, no. 22 (Oct. 28, 1983).
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Dec. 24, 1971 called no. 3 in masthead and no. 4 in publisher's statement; July 21, 1972 called no. 19 in masthead and no. 18 in publisher's statement; Aug. 3, 1972 called no. 19 in masthead and no. 18 in publisher's statement; Feb. 2, 1972 called no. 2 in masthead and no. 3 in publisher's statement; Apr. 26, 1974 called no. 9 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Aug. 2, 1974 called no. 5 in masthead and no. 15 in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Aug. 4, 1972 called also v. 2, no. 19, and May 10, 1974 called also v. 4, no. 9, repeating numbering of previous issues.

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Hollywood, Florida Friday, May 21, 1976
Fred K. Shochat May 21, 197 Price 25 CdltS
Family Service Elects Fried,
Lands Five for Aiding Russians
Stockbroker Mark Fried, a
1963 graduate of South Brow-
ard HiRh School, is the new
nresidti-.: of the Jewish Family
Service of Broward County, an
agency supported by the Jewish
Federation of South Broward.
He takes over the leadership
from attorney James Fox Mil-
ler, who held the position for
[he last two years.
Other new officers include
Fred Greene, vice president;
Linda (Mrs Samuel) Winn, sec-
retary; and David Yorra, treas-
urer.
At a recent meeting at the
Hollywood Jewish Community
Center, five local citizens were
honored for their outstanding
work in helping with the reset-
tlement here of two Russian
families.
The award recipients were
Fred Greene, chairman of the
committee; Dr. Joel Willentz,
chairman of the medical com-
mittee; Abe Halpern, who writes
a column for The Jewish Flor-
idian-Shofar and who acts as
Russian interpreter; Dr. Alfred
Martin, a former professor of
Russian who serves on the "vo-
cational committee"; and Bev-
erly Hollander, representing the
National Council of Jewish
Women, who coordinated the
welcome of the new families
and assisted them in finding ap-
propriate housing.
Before passing the gavel to
Fried, Miller (who became
president of Temple Beth El on
May 16) honored Esther Low-
enthal, executive director of
the Jewish Family Service, by
saying. "Miss Lowenthal is a
remarkable woman who is cer-
tainly a credit to the entire
Broward County community.
Continued on Page 2
Federation Elects Cohn
Lewis E. Cohn was elected
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of South Broward at the
annual meeting May 16 at Tem-
ple Beth Shalom.
In his acceptance speech
Cohn congratulated the Federa-
tion membership for its sup-
port during the year which
brought S3.7S million for hu-
manitarian work in the United
States and Israel.
But he added that next year's
goal will he even higher because
Israel's needs are so great.
Guest speaker at the meeting
was Irving Bernstein, executive
vice chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal in New York.
When Bernstein was in Hol-
lywood last winter, he urged the
Federation leadership to adopt
a substantial campaign goal. He
returned last week to offer his
analysis of the year's activities.
Serving with Cohn for the
coming year as the Federation
officers are Dr. Samuel M. Me-
line, vice president for social
planning; Dr. Stanley I. Mar-
gulies, vice president for cam-
paign; Allen Gordon, treasurer;
and Dr. Robert Pittell. secre-
tary.
Cohn succeeds Herbert D.
Katz, who has been president
since 1974.
Leaders Meet
For Retreat
Robert I. Hiller, executive
vice president of the Jewish
Charities and Welfare Fund in
Baltimore, will be the resident
scholar during the annual lead-
ership retreat of the Jewish
Federation of South Broward,
July 30 Aug. 2 at the Palm -
Aire Spa and Country Club in
Pompano Beach.
The weekend conference, says
president Lewis E. Cohn, will
bring together the Federation
leadership to make an in-depth
study of the coming year's
events and to analyze the past
year's activities.
Next President, Whoever, Will
Force Return to Pre-'67 Borders
By YITZHAK SHARG1L progress.
TEL AVIV (JTA) Dr.
Nahum Goldmann, president
of the World Jewish .Con-
gress, predicted here that no
matter who is elected Presi-
dent of the United States
this year, Israel will come
under increasing pressure
soon after the elections to
withdraw to its prt-June,
1967 borders with only mi-
nor modifications.
Goldmann, who arrived
here froth a series of meet-
ings with statesmen and
other leading personalities
in several countries, based
his forecast on his belief
that the U.S. is fed up with
the Middle East problem and
wants a final settlement.
HE TOLD a crowded press
conference here that he was
optimistic over the chances of
final settlement in the Middle
ust because of several factors,
including the American desire
to end the status quo which may
* d to another war and a cor-
responding desire by the Soviet
Union
He said the Americans have
reached the conclusion that a
,n 10 share in the peace-making
Another factor, Goldmann
said, was die Arabs' realization
that they cannot win a military
victory over Israel and their
desire to concentrate on build-
ing up their own countries while
they still control much of die
world's oil wealth with almost
no competitors.
GOLDMANN said that Arab
terms for a settlement with Is-
rael are admittedly tough but
not insuperable. They want
withdrawal from the occupied
territories, demilitarization and
guarantees. The moat difficult
problem would be the status of
Jerusalem, but a solution may
be found without dividing the
city again, he said.
According to Goldmann, the
American solution for the Pales-
tinian problem envisions a ple-
biscite on the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip to decide whe-
ther there should be a Pales-
Continued on Page *
Father's Day Golf Tournament
Will Benefit Red Magen David
Three former Bayshore Men's
Golf Club champions Haul-
over Pier-owner Ben Karn, Dr.
Don Sayet and Martin Horback
are among the early entries
in the third annual American
Red Magen David for Israel
charity golf tournament, sched-
uled for Sunday, June 20.
Howard G. Kaufman, presi-
dent of the Greater Miami
Chapter of the ARMDI and
tournament coordinator, said
that Mayor Harold Rosen,
ARMDI honorary chairman for
South Florida, has accepted the
tournament chairmanship.
DR. MAXWELL Sayet is an-
other early entry in the meet,
which is cosponsored by the
Bayshore Men's and Women's
Golf Clubs. Mrs. Lorraine Pen-
zell is Women's Club president,
and Bernie Milstein is acting
president of the Men's Club.
Other committee members in-
clude Mrs. Gladys Gundy, Flor-
ida State ARMDI chairman Sam
Reinhard, state president David
Coleman, national president Jo-
seph Handleman, and South-
eastern regional chairman Sol
Drescher.
The entry charge is a mini-
mum contribution of $20, which
includes green fees. Headquar-
ters for the event are in the
offices of the ARMDI on Lin-
coln Rd. Gerald Schwartz is
ARMDI regional dheetor.
Attorney James Fox Miller (right), outgoing president,
passes the gavel to Mark Fried, new president of Jewish
Family Service, as executive director Esther Lowenthal
looks on.
West Bank Violence
Flares Up Again
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
TEL AVTV(JTA)An Arab
youth was killed by Israeli sol-
diers in Nablus as a new wave
of unrest erupted on the West
Bank. Curfews were imposed in
Nablus and in Tulkarem where
rioters hurled rocks and set up
roadblocks of burning tires.
Demonstrators in Jenin were
dispersed by security forces be-
fore any disturbances occurred.
The trouble in Nablus began
with a boycott of classes by
high school students who block-
ed streets with piles of burning
tires.
AN ISRAELI army patrol,
surrounded by rioting youths in
an alley, fired Into the air and
then into the crowd. Samir Fam-
ha. 18, was fatally wounded.
Thousands of Nablus residents
attended his funeral. Heavy
cordons of Israeli police were
on hand but no incidents de-
veloped.
Meanwhile, some 4,000 Is-
raeli Arabs from all over Gali-
lee gathered in Nazareth for a
Communist-led May Day rally
against the government.
Arriving by the busload from
towns and villages throughout
the region, they assembled in
the main square to hear qpth
Israeli Communists and Arab
leaders denounce the Rabin ad-
ministration, the Knesset and
the militant nationalist Gush
Emunim. The demonstration
was orderly but the speeches
and slogans were provocative.
AMONG THE latter were
signs reading "Galilee is Arab
Jews Get Out" and "Rabin
Get Out." Speakers included
Meir Wilner. leader of the pro-
Moscow Rakah Communist
Party, and Ziad Tewfik, the
Marxist Mayor of Nazareth.
Tewfik declared that Israeli
Arabs are part of the Palestin-
ian nation and demanded that
they be given 18 seats in toe
Knesset and at least three seats
in the Cabinet.
Samih el-Kasem, editor of the
Arab Communist publication Al
Itihad, read a poem claiming
that all Israelis were murder-
ers. He urged Arabs to use
rocks and bottles against the
armored vehicles of the "con-
quering army."
JEWISH ARAB amity was
demonstrated in a woodland
near Mishmar HaEmek where
about 20,000 persons, including
some 2,000 Arabs, assembled
under the auspices of Mapam.
Health Minister Victor Shemtov
outlined Mapam policies calling
for the evacuation of the Gush
Emunim squatters from Kadum
in Samaria and an expression of
willingness by Israel to return
to its pre-June, 1967, borders in
exchange for peace with its
neighbors.
A May Day rally by the leftist
Moked faction drew 200 people
in Tel Aviv, and another by
Rakah and Matzpen was attend-
ed by about 400. The groups
marched in orderly fashion
down Dizengoff St.
MINOR incidents occurred
when nationalist Betar youths
tried to pull down red flags fly-
ing over local Hashomer Hat-
zair clubs.
In Jerusalem police removed
a bomb planted by terrorists in
the main square, and detonated
it safely in an unpopulated area.
The bomb, spotted by a passer-
by, contained explosives linked
to a battery and detonator.


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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, May 21, 197J
Family Service Elects Fried,
Lauds Five For Aidinig Russians
Continued from Page 1
Her talent for being executive
director of this family service
agency far exceeds the talents
one would ordinarily expect to
find outside such major cities
as New York or Chicago.
"The fact is that we are really
lucky to have Esther Lowen-
thal in Broward County. "I
think everyone recognizes her
abilities."
In his Dresident's report Mil-
ler complimented the staff for
the work completed during the
last year and stressed the need
to expand services to the aged
and set up an information re-
ferral service, so that people
can call to find out where to
go for various other services
not provided through the of-
fice. He said he was extremely
pleased with the amount of
service offered to more than
1,400 families last year.
Guest speaker for the evening
was the executive director of
the United Way in Broward
County, E. Douglas Endsley,
who pointed out the problems
of loneliness among the elderly
and cautioned against "ware-
housing people in institutions.
"We want to help families
meet their responsibilities," said
Endsley. "The role of the family
must continue to be the care of
children and the traditional role
of caring for the elderly."
New members of the board of
directors for next year were
also elected. They are Mel Baer,
Jacob Brodszki, Robert Grenier,
S h i e 1 a Grenitz, Dr. Charles
Friedman, Maurice Fromer,
Frank Gobel, Dr. Alfred Martin
and Dr. Stephen Schoenbaum.
Newly elected officers of the Jewish Family Service
of Broward County are (from left) Mark Fried, presi-
dent; Linda Winn, secretary; and Fred Greene, vice
president.
Florida Friends of Yeshiva Support for Israel 'Prerequisite'
Plan Tribute to Dr. Belkin
A memorial service for the
late Dr. Samuel Belkin will be
held on Tuesday, June 1, at 8
p.m. at the Greater Miami He-
brew Academy, 2400 Pine Tree
Dr., Miami Beach.
Dr. Belkin, who passed away
April 19, was named chancellor
of Yeshiva University, retiring
after 32 years as its president,
a term believed to be the long-
est in office among the nation's
major university presidents.
During his term of office, to
which he was elected when he
was not quite 32 years old, Dr.
Belkin transformed a small col-
lege into a major university,
America's first under Jewish
auspices. His pioneering admin-
istration also sawthe establish-
ment of the only liberal arts
college for women under Jew-
ish sponsorship and of graduate
schools of social work, social
science, science, the humanities
and law, and the Albert Ein-
stein College of Medicine.
ENROLLMENT under his
leadership grew from 850 to
7,000, the full-time faculty from
94 to 1,500, the annual operat-
ing budget from $444,000 to
$100 million, research grants
totaling $25 million and physi-
cal facilities from one building
to four maor campuses valued
in excess of $100 million.
Dr. Belkin, who was born in
Poland and studied at the Ye-
shivas of Mir and Radun, was
ordained by the latter when he
was 17. Coming to the United
States when he was 18, he mas-
tered English and studied at
Harvard and Brown Universi-
ties, from which he received
hit PhD
He became an instructor in
Greek at Yeshiva College in
W35 and in the Talmud at Rab-
bi Isaac Bchanaa Theotagfaal
Pritcher Plans
Israel Mission
Nat Pritcher of the Jewish
Federation of South Broward it
coordinating plans for 'This
Year in Jerusalem," the mission
to Israel set for Oct. 21 to Nov.
1.
This event will coincide with
tional Conference, Oct. 24 to
rional Conference, Oct. 2444 to
31, which is being held in Is-
rael for the first time.
During the trip, Pritcher says,
mission members will "meet
with scholars and teachers from
Israel's leading universities,
visit UJA facilities and be greet-
ed by Israeli officials. They will
visit the Western Wall, the Yad
Vashem memorial, the Israel
Mueum, Masada and other his-
torical sites.
For details about the trip, call
Pritcher at 921-8810.
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Former UN Ambassador Arthur
J. Goldberg, contending that
American economic and mili-
tary support for Israel was a
"prerequisite" to Middle East
peace, has proposed here that
the U.S. "make it explicitly
clear" that its national interest
"will not permit Israel's se-
curity or integrity to be threat-
ened or jeopardized."
The goal of American policy
should be "a just peace here
and now," not in the Indefinite
future, and attained in "the tra-
ditional way" of negotiations
between the parties in conflict,
Goldberg told the annual meet-
ing of B'nai B'rith's Commis-
sion on Community Volunteer
Services.
THE FORMER Supreme Court
justice and cabinet member was
honored by the B'nai B'rith
Commission with its annual
Chai Award, citing him for "dis-
Who Needs That Kind
Of Arab-Jewish Tie?
DR. SAMUEL BELKIN
Seminary in the following year.
Rising on the academic ladder,
he became a full professor at
Yeshiva College in 1940 and
dean of the seminary upon the
death of Dr. Bernard Revel. In
May of 1943 Dr. Belkin was
elected president and imme-
diately began an expansion of
the college which led to its be-
ing granted university status by
the New York State Board of
Regents.
Dr. Belkin was a prolific writ-
er, whose works include "Philo
and Oral Law," "Essays in Tra-
ditional Jewish Thought," and
"Questions and Answers in
Genesis and Exodus," among
many other works.
The Florida Friends of Ye-
shiva University, committee
chairmen Theodore Baumritter
and Peter Goldring and honor-
ary chairmen Paul Benjamin
and Joseph M. Drexler, have
invited the entire community to
join in the June 1 tribute to the
of tWs beloved and
TEL AVTV (JTA) Two
Jews and two Arabs joined
forces in a cooperative venture
and were arrested and sen-
tenced to jail terms of five to
11 years for their effort.
The venture was doomed even
before it started. According to
police, the quartet two Arabs
from the village of Baqa el
Gharbiya and two Jews from Or
Akiva decided to rob an en-
tire village.
Pretending to be Israeli sol-
diers and wearing Israeli army
uniforms replete with stolen
badges and rank stripes, the
four entered the village of Nad-
lah-Sharika on the West Bank
and claimed to have instruc-
tions to carry out a house-to-
house search.
In the process, they looted
valuables and money
tinguished volunteers activities
that have demonstrated a life-1
time of commitment to the!
community." The award wail
presented by B'nai B'rith Presi-|
dent David M. Blumberg.
Goldberp a principal achitectl
of Security Council Resolution!
242 adopted in 1967, said that)
the resolution persists as the I
basis for peace negotiations.
Efforts by the UN General |
Assembly to circumvent 24
with conflicting resolutions arel
"unconstitutional under the UN I
charter" and "injurious to the |
cause of peace," he declared.
GOLDBERG defended Israeli
against charges of "inflexibi-j
lity," saying "Israel cannotl
make peace alone. The key I
question still unresolved I
is whether the Arab nations arel
read to conclude a con sensual |
agreement," he said.
Goldberg identified himselL
as a "long-standing Zionist,']
equating it as an expression
loyalty to his Jewish heritage
"Judaism and Zionism ar
genetically the same," he said.
Confirmation At
Temple Sinai
At services this evening at
Temple Sinai Faith Eichner.
Glenn Gordon, Miriam Lusskin.
Hope Mayer, Sharon Miner,
Andrea Newman, Debra Rati-
coff and Tracy Roberts will be
confirmed.
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Friday, May 21. 1976
The Jewish Floridum and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 3
A Journey into the World of Hassidism
Editor's note: A Journey into the World of Hassidism
is a live presentation of an original dramatic lecture recital,
jt consists of narra'ion by Abe Halpern, illustrated with
dramatic reading by Blanche Halpern of historical data,
literature, poetry and scripture. Tape-recorded Hassidic
music provides background and highlights the mood. Songs
illustrate the Hassidic teachings.
All this is woven together to provide an entertaining,
emotional and significant experience that offers an insight
into the Hassidic movement, rich in folklore, legend and
cultural heritage. Following is a brief summary from the
Halperns' May 20 presentation to the senior adults of the
Jewish Community Center.
Hassidism is a great religious
movement of enthusiasm, mys-
ticism and ecstasy. It developed
and flourished in the 18th and
19th centuries, mainly in Po-
land and the Ukraine. The lead-
ers rahhis or sages were known
as Tzadikim the Righteous.
The followers, disciples or ad-
herents were known as Hassi-
flm, from the Hebrew word
Hassid. meaning a pious or kind
man.
Hassidism sustained the faith
of the persecuted Jews who
lived ghettos in conditions of
indescribable poverty. Insur-
mountable taxes were imposed
by the authorities. Pogroms
were frequent. The ritual mur-
der charge was promoted to
arouse the peasantry against
the Jews. Opportunity for gen-
eral education was almost non-
existent The morale of the Jews
was at its lowest ebb.
It was therefore as if in an-
swer tn a universal need for a
comforter that the initiator of
Hassidism appeared. His name
was Israel the son of Eliezar.
Later he became known as Is-
rael Baal-Shem-Tov. Master of
the Good Name (1700-60).
He was born to very poor and
humble parents in the village
of Ukon in a remote and ob-
scure corner of Poland. He lost
both parents in early childhood.
The people of the village cared
for the voung orphan and pro-
vided him with a Jewish edu-
cation.
He was a man of feeling and
emotion, an original thinker,
and an uprush of religious
ecstasy dominated his life. He
endowed Hassidism with the
concept of joy, of life full of
religious fervor. To laugh, to
sing, to dance, with the inten-
tion of praising the Almighty,
was the highest form of prayer
in which all can find unity with
God.
Another.great Hassidic rabbi
who influenced Hassidism was
known as the Gentle Hassid.
His name was Levi Yitzhok of
Berditchev (1740-1810). Levi
Yitzhok loved God and loved
Judaism, but his love of the
Jews surpassed his love of both.
For their sake he often quar-
reled and wrestled with God,
and addressed to Him words
which in the mouth of another
would have been considered
rank blasphemy.
Martin Buber (1878-1965),
philosopher, poet and mystic,
published a two-volume work,
"The Origin and Meaning of
Hassidism." According to Bu-
ber, Hassidism has found its
fullest expression in the doc-
trine that God wants to let Him-
self be won by man, that He
places Himself, so to speak, in
rnn'e hands. God wants to come
to His world, but He wants to
come to it through man. Buber
states that this is the mystery
of our existence, the superhu-
man chance of mankind. This is
the ultimate purpose, to let God
in where we stand, where we
live a true life.
The Hassidim believed that
one of the best ways to wor-
ship God was to read and tell
the wondrous tales about the
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Tzadikim. The legends of the
Hassidim have a fascinating his-
torical and religious back-
ground. There are hundreds of
these tales. The following are
examples.
A man complained to Rabbi
Bunam: "The Talmud tells us
that when a man runs away
from honors, honors run after
him. Now I have run away from
honors, but honors do not pur-
sue me. How come?"
"The reason," explained the
Rabbi, "is that you keep on
looking backward."
Another tale relates how, on
Tisha B'Av, the Berditchever
rebbe encountered a Jew who
was eating in public. He stop-
ped him and said, "You must
have forgotten that today is the
fast of the ninth of Av."
"No, I have not forgotten."
"Then perhaps you are un-
able to fast because you are not
well?"
"Oh, no, I'm quite well."
The rabbi lifted his eyes sky-
ward and exclaimed: "O Lord,
behold how Israelites love the
truth. Even while transgressing,
a Jew declines to speak a false-
hood."
MR. AND MRS. HALPERN
Poets Receive Budik Prize
TEL AVIV (JTA) The poet, Yehuda Amichai,
and the author, Yeshurun Keshet, were the joint recipients
of the Bialik Prize for literature. The prize for Jewish wis-
dom Chochmat Yisrael went to Benjamin Kosovski
for his monumental masterpiece of publishing the treasures
of Talmudic literature and his annotations to the Bamidbar
Ambassador's Wife, Financial Analyst
To Be Guests at Histadrut Women's Day
Vivian (Mrs. Simcha) Dinitz,
wife of Israel's Ambassador to
the United States, will be guest
speaker at a Day of Solidarity
with the Women of Israel pre-
sented by the Israel Histadrut
Foundation (IHF) of South Flor-
ida on Wednesday, June 9, at
the Holiday Inn, 4000 South
Ocean Dr.
Dr. Morton Malavsky, chair-
man of the South Broward IHF
Council and rabbi of Temple
Beth Shalom, made the an-
nouncement of Mrs. Dinitz's ac-
ceptance, and added that the
Day of Solidarity will be pre-
sented in two parts a 10:30
a.m. seminar on "Women's Eco-
nomics 1976" followed by a
12:30 p.m. luncheon, featuring
an address by Mrs. Dinitz on
"The Modern Woman in Israel."
Carol Rutgers Mathews, busi-
ness and financial analyst and
columnist of The New York
Post, will be among the eco-
nomic specialists participating
in the June 9 seminar.
AMONG SOME of the provo-
cative subject, are "Searching
for Financial Security," "Estate
and Tax Problems for Today's
Woman" and "Women's Will
Power." Rabbi Malavsky said.
The Israel Histadrut Founda-
tion provides financial support
for the vast network of Histad-
rut social service institutions in
Israel, and is directing its ma-
jor efforts toward providing
low-cost housing for Israeli vet-
erans through the Histadrut
Annuity Trust Fund.
American born Mrs. Dinitz
met her husband while she was
attending the University of Cin-
cinnati, and they were married
in 1954 and lived in Washing-
ton, where Ambassador Dinitz
served in the Israeli Embassy
and she worked as a research
analyst and later at the Depart-
ment of Health, Education and
Welfare.
WHEN THEY were called
back to Israel, Mrs. Dinitz work-
ed in the public relations of-
fice of a major philanthropic
organization. In Israel she is a
member of the University Wom-
en's Association and Imahot
Avodot (Working Mothers).
Ms. Mathews, who has lec-
tured extensively, has written
for such respected periodicals
as Barren's, Dun's Review, The
Nation and the New York
Stock Exchange magazine.
Tickets for the June 9 IHF
Day of Solidarity with the Wom-
en of Israel, at $4 per person,
are available through the His-
tadrut Foundation office in Hol-
lywood, telephone 927-1656.
VIVIAN DINITZ
CAROL MATHEWS
arnett
anK
Barnett Bank
of Hollywood
Tyler Street at 19th Avenue Phone: 925-8200


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The Jewish Floridian and Shotar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, May 21, i976
The Finger of Blame
With his speech before the policy conference of
the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, former
Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger has rekindled
the fire that blazed into an uncontrollable conflagra-
tion involving the U.S. role in the Yom Kippur War,
when in October, 1973, Israel's back was to the wall
and needed military' resupply from us as quickly as
possible or suffer possible defeat.
In that conflagration, Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer pointed the finger of blame at Schlesinger. In
turn, Schlesinger pointed the finger at Kissinger and,
by inference, President Nixon.
The passage of time seems to have borne Schle-
singer out: In effect, Kissinger and Nixon dragged
their feet until the last possible moment, when it be-
came apparent, not that an Israeli defeat was in the
offing, but that an Israeli defeat would mean a terrible
strategic blow to American prestige in the Middle East.
There is no need to relive the debate except within
Dr. Schlesinger's own frame of reference at the Public
Affairs Committee annual policy conference the other
day in Washington.
And that is once again to point the finger of blame:
this time squarely at the Ford-Kissinger pro-Arab
stance, which blames Israel for the failure to achieve
peace in the Middle East, but which says nothing about
Arab refusal to recognize the reality of Israeli exist-
ence.
So what else is new?
Make Your Gift NOW
Preparations for the 38th annual meeting and din-
ner of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation May 19
underscores the remarkable achievement of the Com-
bind Jewish Appeal Israel Emergency Fund campaign,
which two weeks ago announced that it topped its $12
million goal for this year, and is still going full steam
ahead.
We cannot overemphasize the need for every South
Floridian to contribute his fair share to the campaign.
Services here at home dedicated to the best edu-
cational, cultural, health and philanthropic needs of
the Jewish community are served by the campaign.
Needless to say, so too is Israel served by the cam-
paign.
It would be repetitive to recount these needs here
and now. It is no exaggeration merely to say that Is-
rael's very survival depends upon the success of the
CJA-IEF campaign and other such campaigns in Jew-
ish communities across the land.
If you have not yet made your gift, how do you
possibly explain it to yourself?
The answer to that question apart, make your gift
NOW.
Bicentennial Convocation
The Rabbinical Association has come up with a
unique format for its Bicentennial Convocation on
Sunday.
The convocation will recognize the pioneer Ortho-
dox, Conservative and Reform congregations in the
Greater Miami area.
We believe this is a splendid idea. At the same
time that the Rabbis will be paying homage to the his-
tory of American Jewry on the occasion of the nation's
200th anniversary, they will also be paying homage to
synagogues and temples here that did yeoman spir-
itual service in filling the needs of the community
when the community was still fledgling and in need of
leadership.
Historian Max Dimont's scheduled presentation on
American Judaism: Wasteland or Renaissance" will
certainly tie the two themes of the convocation to-
gether. The occasion should not only prove historical,
but educational, as well.
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Ill KING the second Nixon
campaign for the presiden-
cy, writing for another news-
paper, I deplored the appear-
ance of a number of Jewish
leaders on William F. Buckley's
"Firing Line" in support of
Nixon's candidacy.
Their argument was that
Nixon had "changed." This was
a "new" Nixon we were dealing
with in 1972, whom we were
implored to regard as a bastion
of strength in behalf of Israel's
survival, a friend to Jewish
causes generally.
ONE OF the leaders, a ior-
mer Miamian, a loud-mouthed
bully with all the ethical prin-
Mindlin
ciples of a gutter street-fight-
er, addressed an ad hominem
attack on me to the paper from
New York, which promptly pub-
lished it with much prominence
and enthusiasm.
Taking their cue from Edwin
Albee's "Who's Afraid of yu
ginia Woolf?," in which the
drunken history professor or
ganizes a game called "Get the
Guest," the editors of the paper
had long since organized
game for me called fret the
Jew."
Obviously, argued the edi-
tors, if one of the "leaders"
doubted the intelligence of my
criticism of their Nixon sup-
port, then I was y/rong and my
credibility as a columnist open
to question.
THE THEORY must have
been that all Jews think alike.
I am a Jew. I do not think like
other Jews do the purpose
of the Buckley program and
the leaders who appeared on it
was to give the impression that
all Jews had swung into the
Nixon camp. Ergo, I am either
wrong or incompetent, or even
both.
I am reminded of this inci-
dent because of an editorial in
the May issue of "Reform Ju-
daism," published by the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions.
The editorial warns Jews
against politicians who exploit
Jewish emotions, particularly
those emotions about Israel and
Soviet Jewry.
NIXON, declares the editor-
ial, "was not only a secretive,
duplicitous and fearful man,
but he had mixed feelings, to
say the least, about Jews."
In obvious reference to the
Woodward Bernstein "Final
Days" study, the editorial re-
calls Nixon's ranting about a
"Jewish cabal" and the com-
mand to his "underlings to
steer his daughters away from
museums because they arc all
Continued on Page 9
Wanted: Piety and Patriotism
Voljme 6
Friday, May 21, 1976
Number 11
21 IYAR 5736
Old-fashioned politics are out,
we're being told by the profes-
sional pundits. That that has been
true for the past 20 years or so,
as some few of us have writ-
ten, doesn't make any less inter-
esting the discovery and the
publication as if it were a new
American cultural phenomenon.
There were, of course, many
facets to old-fashioned politics.
One was what the hostile press
used to rant about during the
New Deal, Fair Deal Dem-
ocratic deals, as it were the
policy of spend, spend, tax and
tax. All of that to jjet the votes
of the poor and lower middle
class, who were most of us in
bygone days.
THE OFT MALIGNED "boss-
es" of "machines" bought their
votes by passing out Christmas
baskets, welcoming newcomers
to the ward with a half-ton of
coal if needed, fixing traffic
tickets, helping to bring in im-
migrant families, giving out
janitor jobs at City Hall and on
the garbage trucks and doing
other people-oriented things
all for votes.
They also took money for fa-
vors and did other bad things.
So now we have a new kind
of politics and politicians. There
are also many facets to this but
what interests me at this point
in time is what, for want of a
better description, I shall label
"The Politics of Rottenness."
The people breaking new
ground, although the theory has
been with us for a long time,
are Gerald Ford and Ronald
Reagan. We have often seen
one candidate in a race take the
"Rotten" position but this is the
first time in my memory that
both are seeking to outdo the
other in their positions on mat-
ters of so ial conr<:n '
EDWARD
COHEN
in my admitted bias, can label
only "Rotten."
WHERE THE old bosses used
to deliver food baskets to the
poor and near-poor, Jerry
Ford's policy on food stamps
will literally take the food out
of the mouths of young and old.
And it is as deliberate a pol-
itical act to counteract Reagan's
fraudulent attacks on welfare
fraud as was his recent decision
to spend additional billions on
unneeded ships in order to
counteract Reagan's charges
that we are militarily second to
the Soviet Union.
The WPA and loading the
payroll at City Hall with ward
heelers was a traditional way of
keeping the economy strong by
creating jobs. Public housing
not only moved the poor from
one slum to what ultimately be-
came another, but also provided
jobs for the construction indus-
try.
UNDER JERRY Ford, creat-
ing unemployment has been a
deliberate policy, aimed to fight
inflation at the expanse of mil-
lions least able to exist even on
minimal standard. Thus among
the many vetoes of the present
administration was that of a
bill designed to re-train unem-
ployed workers and to provide
jobs, rather than welfare.
Welfare, "crording to the code
of the rottenness politicians, is
only for the military, for the
arms industry. Jerry Ford's lat-
est veto of the foreign military
aid bill, made while Reagan was
breathing in his face, is a prime
example of what and who counts
most:
He objected to a $9 billion
ceiling on military sales, pre-
ferring that this nation serve
up death at a great profit rather
than food at a lesser profit. He
took issue with a proviso that
we stop giving aid to countries
which consistently violate "in-
ternationally recognized hu-
man rights."
THE VETO also had the ef-
fect of cutting off $1.5 billion
in aid to Israel this year, and
I maintain that he is paying his
dues to the oil bosses and the
Jew-haters because he has writ-
ten off the possibility of getting
a substantial Jewish vote if he
survives the primary tests of
ultimate selfishness with Rea-
gan. And the bribery, graft, etc.,
are greater here than any old
boss ever dreamed of.
There is more, much more,
on the sorry record of these
two men. In all fairness, they
reflect the attitudes of an ever-
growing number of Americans
if one can believe the polls and
what one hears on local talk
shows.
PIETY AND patriotism may
be what Americans are looking
for in this year of our Bicen
tennial. For some strange, but
well-documented, reason many
Americana do not relate piety
to the prophets or Jesus or pat-
riotism to Thomas Jefferson.
They stressed, if I may. the
Politics of Hope, of compassion
and a brotherly concern for au
people. The Politics of Rotten
ness is the story of Cain up-
daterf And it is selling


Friday
May 21, 1976
The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 5
letter* to the e6itoa
There is no freedom, no
. no respect for humanity,
Khali there be peace fat*
rrldi without a strong dem-
Sbc United States. We mutt
Sve governments and peoplea
"honest dialogues, for a coin-
In cause a. democracies for
ik.nd and not gainst any
Jroup or portion of men and
women.
Israel is the smallest nation
bu, the strongest in spirit,
Lhting and living for a free
emocratic state. Israel was
helped by some presidents in
this country who were dem-
ocrats and republicans alike.
The world democracies must
see that peace in the Middle
Est can and should come only
when the Arab nations prove
willing to accept Israel as a
nation and as a neighbor.
In the Democratic Party, Sen-
ator Henry Jackson's many
years of leadership in both the
Soviet Jewry and the Israeli
areas needs no documentations,
nor does "non-candidate" Hub-
ert Humphrey's record. Con-
gressman Morris Udell's voting
record in Congress has been
fully supportive. He has stated
frequently that "peace in the
Middle East will come soon."
FORMER Governor Jimmy
Carter has declared that "a
basic cornerstone of our for-
eign policy is the preservation
of a viable Israeli nation." Sen-
ator Frank Church, the latest
entrant, has a consistent record
of concern and has been very
active in the Arab boycott area.
We must be concerned by
the increase of military hard-
ware sent to Egypt and to other
Arab nations, threatening Is-
rael, not only with increasing
economic burdens, but with in-
creased casualties. If war broke
out again ?
The aid to Israel, missiles for
Jordan, planes for Egypt .
Arab boycott Soviet Jewry,
Syrian Jewry. Jackson Amend-
ment, these and other issues
have compelled us to activixe
the Jewish presence in public
affairs.
So far, every study of a Jew-
ish voting pattern has confirm-
ed a basic truth: the great
majority of Jews do not vote on
the narrow parochial issues;
they are concerned with a broad
range of public issues and vote
accordingly. The Jewish com-
munity is not monolithic, either
on issues or on candidates.
There is no unanimous Jewish
view except on the central
issue of Israeli security.
You will receive far-apart
answers and votes on the fol-
lowing: detente, social needs,
the economy of the U.S., energy
independence, the CIA and FBI
(at home and abroad) Jews and
non-Jews have one common in-
terest ... a strong democracy
for the United States, which can
help strengthen our system at
home and abroad.
NONE OF the candidates pre-
sented to our voters promises
of anything on the critical is-
sues facing, America, except "If
I am elected President, there
will be a new Secretary of
State." Or one who is a liberal
in one state is a conservative
in another and a moderate in a
state where moderates are in
the majority.
But 1 still don't know what
he is or what he stands for on
the fundamental questions fa-
cing us in foreign policy, or
on the difficulties of the prob-
lems that really plague us
domestically.
I would like to suggest all
candidates discuss or address
the following:
How can we make the eco-
nomic recovery real and last-
ing?
How can we realize NO
unemployment or a large reduc-
tion (to the minimum) in un-
employment?
How do we meet our ob-
ligations as a society, providing
for the general welfare and
protection of the interests of
the people of the United States?
How can the human-civic
rights of the members of all
groups, irrespective of race, co-
lor, religion, or national origin,
be protected by our Constitu-
tion?
Edward Dincin
Hallandale
Conference Will Probe
Religion, Ethnic Studies
The place of religion and eth-
nic studies in public education
is subject of a two-day confer-
ence for educators and concern-
ed citizens, co-sponsored by the
Florida Regional Office of the
Anti-Defamation League of B*-
nai B'rith and the American In-
stitute of Polish Culture. The
conference will be held on Mon-
day and Tuesday, May 24-25,
t Temple Israel, J137 NE 19th
St., Miami.
Supported by a grant from
the Florida Endowment for the
Humanities, the statewide con-
ference will examine whether
the public school system, from
elementary grades through the
universities, should and can
adequately provide sound guide-
taes for dealing with problems
ethnic and religious identity.
Project director for the con-
ference. Dr. Edward Wynot, a
Professor at Florida State Uni-
versity, said, "In our pluralistic
naty the question of whether
Dubhc education should and is
Ml to deal Wfectively with
curious and ethnic themes is
"e of crucial importance to all
Americana."
^ Michael Novak, regarded
"one of America's outstanding
S**>*. will ,pe*k at the
SPnaea, He U the author of
ne Unmehabfe Ethnice." and
is a former director of the
Rockefeller Foundation in New
York.
Registration information is
available from the Anti-Defama-
tion League's Miami office. Or
by phone. 373-6306. _____
JCC Appoints Director Of
Early Childhood Program
The Jewish Community Cen- 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A kinder-
ter has announced the appoint- gariten program is available
From the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry comes
this informational summary:
Anatoly Malkin, a"prisoner of
conscience" who has been re-
fusing to eat non-kosher food
has been losing dangerous
amounts of weight. Moscow re-
fuseniks have appealed on his
behalf POC Yuri Vudka is
expected to be released July 30
... Piotr Kriksunov was brought
before a military draft board
and told that he would have to
enlist in the army or be charged
with draft evasion.
Bronx Borough President
Robert Abrams recently report-
ed that in a conversation with
Isai Goldstein (of Tbilisi), it
was learned that Grigory, Isai's
brother, was one of several Mos-
cow refuseniks who met recent-
ly with Albert Lvanov. The ac-
tivists were promised a review
of their cases, but none has
been made thus far.
ment of Elaine Herring as di-
rector of the early childhood
development program for the
Michael Ann Russell Jewish
Community Center.
Mrs. Herring received her
early religious education at the
Talmud Torah School in Jersey
City and attended New Jersey
State Teachers' College, major-
ing in elementary education.
She specialized in early child-
hood education during later
studies with the Florida In-
stitute of Continuing University
Studies. She has many years of
experience in ECD, the most
recent as the director of Tem-
ple Sinai's preschool program.
The ECD program at the
Michael Ann Russell Jewish
Community Center will include
a secular as well as a Judaica
program. The curriculum will
provide opportunities for en-
couraging the child to develop
at his own rate and ability. He
will enjoy a peer situation and
become aware of the world
around him, exploring his en-
vironment and finding encour-
agement of his self-expression.
Many programs are available:
9 a.m. to noon; 9 a.m. to 2:30
p.m.; a day-care program from
Civic Symphony
Presenting Pops
Sponsored by the Hallandale
Civic Center Fund as a Bicen-
tennial celebration, the Hallan-
dale Civic Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Laurence Siegel,
will present its inaugural "pops"
concert on Sunday. May 23, at
the Diplomat Hotel Convention
Hall
Soloists for the evening per-
formance include Jacob Men-
delsohn, tenor; Luz Morales,
lyric soprano; Daniel Green,
baritone. A surprise guest will
narrate "Ode to Patrick Henry"
set to music specially composed
for the occasion.
Tickets are available, for a
tax-deductible donation of $3 or
$5, at the Recreation Center.
Chamber of Commerce, City
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Hallandale. Chase Federal. First
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, May 21, 1976
Mrs. Lieblich's Chicken Jubilee
Wins Mazola Recipe Contest
Rose B. Lieblich of Holly-
wood has won the special local
Mazola unsalted margarine re-
cipe competition for readers of
The Jewish Floridian. Mrs.
Lieblich's prize is $100 for her
recipe for Chicken Jubilee.
The festive prize-winning re-
cipe is Mrs. Lieblich's own crea-
tion and one of her favorites.
She often prepares it when en-
THE PRIZE-WINNING RECIPE
Chicken Jubilee
2 broiler-fryer chickens,
cut in parts
H clove garlic minced
dash salt
dash pepper
*4 cup Mazola unsalted
margarine, melted
% cup chili sauce
Vi cup water
V* cup firmly packed
light brown sugar
% cup raisins
1 medium onion, sliced
IVi tsps Worcestershire sauce
H cup dry sherry
1 can (8 oz) bing cherries,
drained
*4 cup slivered blanched
almonds, toasted
Sprinkle chicken with garlic,
salt and pepper. Place skin side
down on rack in broiler pan;
brush with about '* cup of the
margarine. Broil about 6 inches
from source of heat, turning
once and brushing with remain-
ing margarine, about 20 min-
utes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, stir together chili
sauce, water, brown sugar, rais-
ins, onion and Worcestershire
sauce. Place chicken pieces in
large shallow baking pan. Pour
sauce over chicken. Bake un-
covered in 325-degree oven 50
minutes.
Stir in sherry and cherries;
continue baking about 10 min-
utes or until chicken is tender,
Sprinkle almonds over chicken.
Makes about 8 servings.
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ter and four grandchildren share
in Mrs. Lieblich's excitement
over this contest, the first con-
test she has ever won.
Sponsored by the makers of
sweet-unsalted Mazola marga-
rine, the contest invited en-
trants to send in any favorite
recipe, old or new, for anything
from appetizer to dessert. The
only stipulation was that the
recipe include sweet-unsalted
Mazola margarine.
Both kosher and parve, this
margarine is favored by many
because it will not burn at
normal cooking temperatures,
is low in saturated fats and is
cholesterol-free. Its fresh, de-
licate flavor makes the unsalted
margarine a most versatile
cooking ingredient as well as a
popular spread.
These Prize-Winners
Cooked with Margarine
Edith Weisbond. of Mt. Car-
mel, Pa., is the first prize win-
ner in the recipe contest spon-
sored by the makers of sweet-
unsalted Mazola margarine.
Mrs. Weisbond's prize is a
round trip for two to Puerto
Rico via American Airlines with
a week's stay at San Juan's
Americana Hotel.
The grand prize winning re-
cipe is Filbert Ice Cream Cake,
an orange, date and nut flavor-
ed layer cake with an ice cream
filling. The three hundred-dol-
lar second prize contest win-
ners and their winning recipes
are Sarah Gershick of Elgin,
DL, Caviar Pie Deluxe; Phyllis
November of Beachwood, Ohio,
Mid-East Chicken Heroes; Ann
Borth of Dearborn, Mich.,
Queen Ann Veal.
Dim-in to Speak
Edward A. Dincin will dis-
cuss "The Arab Boycott" on
June 3 at the Jewish Commu- |)
nity Center.
Dincin, who is 77 and has
been involved with Israel most
of his life, was a volunteer in
New York City for United Jew-
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in shaping both moral attitudes
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However, it has been auto-
matically, but erroneously, as-
sumed that all long-established
religions would routinely de-
mand the prolonging of life at
any price.
Among Jewish leaders, how-
ever, Orthodox scholars are be-
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IN AN article in "Perspective"
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America, the large Orthodox
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While admitting that "hasten-
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obligated to prolong the life of
a man who is in agony and suf-
fers, and possibly he is permit-
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The article, "Pulling the Plug,
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Raised by the Quinlan Case," is
one of two articles in the maga-
zine in Hebrew, but it is accom-
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by ABE HALPFRN
|QWh!aV weddings forbidden
' Passover and Shavuot,
|tth the exception of one day
I daring this period known aa
I ue B'Omer?
L Gutta Bressler
Hallandale
The period between Passover
Ind Shavuot is known as S'firat
Comer, the counting of the
Omer. The Hebrew word Omer
literally means a sheaf and it
is used in connection with the
offering of a sheaf of barley
brought io the temple on the
Ly after the first day of Pas-
sover which is the 16th day of
the montn of Nisan.
The counting of the Omer
and the bringing of the offering
is based on the following Bi-
blical reference:
"When you enter the land
which I am giving to you and
you reap its harvest, you shall
bring the first sheaf of your
[htrvest to the priest. He shall
wave the sheaf before the Lord
[or acceptance in your behalf;
the priest shall wave it on the
day after the sabbath. On the
day that you wave the sheaf,
you shall offer as a burnt of-
fering to the Lord a lamb of
l1*- first year without blem-
|bh... ^'"I
From the day after the sab-
bath, the day that you bring the
sheaf of wave offering, yon
shall keep count until seven
full weeks have elapsed" (Levi-
| ticus 23:10. 11, 12, 15).
THERE are many discussions
I in the Commentaries about the
meaning of the word sabbath in
the above passage. Some sages
hold that the original Hebrew
means on the day after the rest,
which means the first day of
Passover The prevailing opin-
ion is that the counting of the
Omer begins on the second day
of Passover and continues for
49 davs (7 times 7), the 50th
day being the first day of Sha-
I vuot. The word Shavuot means
weeks The 449 days themselves
ire commonly known as the
S-firah.
Shavuot is the festival fol-
lowing the seven weeks of the
counting of the Omer. The
counting of the Omer takes
| place during the evening serv-
ice and is nreceeded by a spe-
I rial benediction and prayers.
The ceremony of the Omer
fering and the waving of the
* was considered and inter-
preted to be a prayer to God
to protect the harvest from in-
jurious winds and other cala-
Mties. The ritual of the count-
m of the Omer has continued
the present day, although
g" 'he destruction of the
*>nd Temple the Omer offer-
"* has been discontinued.
"The number 49 (7 i 7) in-
ured the Kabbalists (the Jew-
mystics) to read mystical
""flings into the ritual of the
counting, regarding it as mark-
I the period of waiting be-
[*n the deliverance of the
^elites from Egypt and their
Whrothal to the Torah at Sl-
"> (The Standard Jewish En-
cyclopedia p. 1449).
*hite the counting of the
2";da,es from Biblical times,
designation of this period
T.u"!"6 of murning is post-
S^Tf. is o0"" Jrouded in mystery. It is put-
TRACTATE Yevomot 62b
*Too m ^ "t'ring that
^W duciples of Rabbi Akiva
^^S CE) died because they
did not treat each other with
respect. This period then be-
came a time of semi-mourning.
First, the solemnization of mar-
riages was prohibited, then
hair-cutting, and, later still, the
use of musical instruments was
banned. Some sources claim
that these disciples died of a
plague, whereas other scholars
say that they were participants
of the rebellion of Bar Kochba
and thus died during the fight-
ing.
Lag B'Omer means the 33rd
day of the counting of the
Omer. It occurs on the 18th day
of the month of Iyar. The He-
brew letters for 33 are a Lamed
(30) and a Gimel (3) and they
are pronounced Lag. Why the
33rd day in the counting of the
Omer has been selected as a
minor holiday and the mourn-
ing lifted for this day is also
uncertain.
Some scholars claim that on
this day the death of the dis-
cinles of Rabbi Akiva did not
take place.
Other scholars maintain that
this day is associated with Rabbi
Simeon ben Yochai (2nd cen-
tury CE), who by tradition is
the author of the Zohar. Some
of these sources state that it
was either the day on which he
was ordained by Rabbi Akiva or
when he emerged from the cave
in Meron where he had been
hiding from the Romans.
Some scholars also state that
it is the day of his death. Tra-
dition says that he transmitted
his mystical lore on this day.
OTHER scholars state that
this is also the day during the
time of Moses that manna be-
gan to fall from heaven. This
day is observed as a semi-holi-
day and the traditional mourn-
ing customs of absentions kept
during the counting of the
Omer period are lifted. Hair-
cutting and shaving are per-
mitted, marriages are cele-
brated, and music and enter-
tainment are enjoyed.
In Israel at the present time
Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day in
the counting of the Omer, is a
school holiday. Youngsters light
bonfires in open spaces in towns
and villages. Students Day is
celebrated on the campuses of
universities. The scores of wed-
dings held on Lag B'Omer add
to the festive character of the
holiday.
In Meron in the Galilee,
where Rabbi Simeon ben Yo-
chai's grave is located, Hassi-
dim and others bring their
young children for their first
haircut, light bonfires and dance
throughout the night.
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate
has permitted celebrations to
take place on Yom Haatzmaut,
the Day of Independence, which
occurs on the fifth day of the
month of Iyar during the period
of the counting of the Omer.
According to the Encyclopae-
dia Judaica. in order not to
forget the count of the day it
was common practice to have
an Omer calendar in the home
and in the synagogue with mov-
able numbers on it. The creation
of these calendars developed
into an interesting and unique
art form.
Editor's note: Piease send
questions to:
??? ASK ABE ? HI
Jewish Federation
of South Broward
2838 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood. Florida 33020
Henry A. Klein has joined
the funeral directing staff
of Levitt Memorial Chapel
in Hollywood and North Mi-
ami. The announcement
was made by Cantor Man-
uel Mandel and Sonny Le-
vitt, who said that Klein
has been affiliated exclu-
sively with Jewish funeral
homes in South Florida
since 1965.
Hadassah
Fairways Group (Hallandale)
held an installation luncheon at
the Reef Restaurant on May 19,
according to Ann Chernow, pub-
licity chairman. Part of the pro-
gram was a Bicentennial event
that included Ethel Philips,
Martha Pasick, Esther Blum,
Ann Friedman,. Mrs. Chernow
and Selma Klaus. Producers
were Rose Brachman and Eve
Ferster.
s m
Hollywood Chapter's final
board meeting of the season will
begin at 10 a.m. at the Home
Federal building on May 25. At
1 p.m., at the same location, the
entire membership is invited to
hear a discussion by the ten
group education chairmen of
"Jewish Poets in America."
Solel Seniors
Elect Simmons
The Grand People of Temple
Solel (seniors) held their reg-
ular monthly meeting April 22
and elected the following of-
ficers: Leonard Simmons, presi-
dent; Jerome Schlosser, Harry
Eisman and Samuel Mandel,
vice presidents; Lillian Mandel,
executive coordinator; Gert Al-
specter, corresponding secre-
tary; Leo Maltzman, treasurer;
Mary Lewis, auditor; Edy Charl-
son, publicity; Janice Schlosser
and 'Lillian Mandek, program
cochairperson; Mildred Maltz-
man, telephone squad; Sara Si-
mons and Esther Seigel, sun-
shine cochairpersonsj and Ceil
Galvin and Lillian Levine, re-
freshments cochairpersons.
Arrangements are being made
for a June picnic and card
party.
A "brown bag" worship semi-
nar will take place at the Hada
Farms residence of Dr. Fred
and Sandi Khani on July 8.
Non-temple members are wel-
come to join. This group is for
persons age SO and over. Dues
are $5 per person per year.
Meetings are held the fourth
Thursday of each month at 7:30
p.m.
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line (right), were the recipients of the State of Israel
Solidarity Award at the April Temple Israel of Miramar
"Night in Israel." Making the presentation were Rabbi
Avrom L. Drazin and committee chairman Carl C. Carlie
(left).
Dr. Samuel Meline (left) welcomes William Tanenbaum,
editor of the Sarasota-Manatee County Chronicle, who
was guest speaker at a recent Federation wine and
cheese campaign event at Temple Israel in Miramar.
With them are Adele Steppler and Mort Friedman (right)
of the temple.
Katlin Elected President
Of Temple Solel Sisterhood
The Sisterhood of Temple So-
lel has installed, its 1976-77
board. Rabbi Robert Frazin per-
formed the ceremonies. Mem-
bers of the board are president:
Shedla KatHn; executive vice
president: Sandy Kronengold;
donor vice president: Judy Pas-
ternak; fund-raising vice presi-
dent: Ana Berger; program vice
president: Leonora Ancheil;
membership vice president:
Ruth Kornbluth.
Also recording secretary:
Lynne Emmer; corresponding
secretary: Elaine Weinerj treas-
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secretary: Sandy Lynn; and par-
limentarian: Hazel Greenberg.
Other members of the board
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Lieberman; library fund: Abby
Sandier; prayerbook fund: Lyn-
da Willintz: education fund:
Carol Edwards and Joann
Marks; religious school: Ronna
Blaze; membership retention:
Joyce Bloch; tribute fund: Hor-
tense Levy; bowling: Barbara
Keller; man jongg: Dianne Nort-
man; and grand people: Essie
Siegel.
Board members-at-large are:
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Hunter, Gloria Yanofsky, Nancy
Brizel, Carol Finger, Jackie
Wheeler, Lillian Mandel, Irene
Mazel, Barbara Holliday, Deb-
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Friday, May 21,
197,
bt
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Gmlr Miami Rabbinical Association
eo-aditorc
Dr. Max A. Upachitz Rabbi Robert J. Orkand
devoted lo discussion of themes end issues relevent to Jewish life past and present
GREAT JEWISH TRADITIONS
Hear O Israel
ISSUES AMD ANSWERS
What intellectual appeal and
persuasion could not do to unify
Jewish forces in mid-19th-cen-
tury America was accomplished
by Jewish suffering abroad.
Anti-Semitism and persecution
spurred American Jews to iden-
tify themselves and act together
with European Jews.
"For the first time in Jewish
history since the fall of Jeru-
salem." wrote Joseph Jacobs,
"Israelites of different nations
took counsel and action to-
gether for general defense
against a common peril. The
latent national consciousness
sprang into overt existence and
the New Israel of modern times
was born."
It was the Damascus Affair
of 1840 which stirred the Jews
of America, for the first time
in their history, to join Euro-
pean Jewry in a matter affect-
ing the honor and well-being of
all Jewry. On the disappearance
of a monk named Father Tho-
mas, a number of Damascus
Jews were seized, tortured and
threatened with execution for
allegedly murdering the monk
in order to use his blood for
ritual purposes.
On August 17 a meeting was
held in New York which passed
resolutions expressing horror at
the treatment of the Damascus
Jews and calling on the Presi-
dent of the United States to
intervene on their behalf. Ten
days later the Jews of Philadel-
phia met in the vestry of Mikve
Israel Synagogue and were join-
ed by several representative
Christian clergymen.
The preamble and resolutions
of the Philadelphia meeting in-
cluded these words:
". the Israelites of Phila-
delphia cannot rest while
so foul a blot is cast upon their
ancient and sacred faith, a faith
on which both the Christian and
the Mohammedan religions are
founded, and which is essential-
ly a law of justice, of mercy
and benevolence; and they
would deem themselves traitors
to brotherly love and the rights
of outraged humanity, were
they to withhold their expres-
sion of sympathy for their suf-
fering brethren, who writhe
under unmerited tortures, and
languish in loathsome dungeons,
and to offer their aid, if prac-
ticable, to have impartial jus-
tice administered to them under
the present and any future oc-
casion.

"Resolved, That this meeting
highly appreciates the prompt
and energetic measures adopted
by our brethren in Europe, and
elsewhere, for the promotion of
the object of this meeting, and
the noble undertaking of Mon-
sieur Cremieux and Sir Moses
Montefiore, in coming forward
not only as the champions of
the oppressed, but also as the
defenders of the Jewish nation:
and this meeting expresses the
hope that the God of Israel will
shield and protect them, and
restore them to their families
in the enjoyment of unimpaired
health ?
Following this meeting a let-
ter was addressed to the Presi-
dent of the United States, "in
conjunction with our brethren
of other cities." It was suggested
to the President that the moral
influence of the Chief Magis-
trate of the United States
"would be, under Heaven, the
best aid we could invoke for the
protection of our persecuted
brethren under the Mohamme-
dan dominion."
Although the successful inter-
vention of Adolph Cremieux
and Sir Moses Montefiore oc-
curred before the American ac-
tion could take effect, the
united effort of American Jews
was a significant point in the
history of the Jews of America.
Not only did it signify the
ability of American Jews to
unite in a matter affecting the
honor of all Jewry, but it was
the beginning of the "diplomatic
or international phase" in the
history of the Jews of America.
In 1858 another affair arous-
ed American Jewry and is con-
sidered to have played a major
part in motivating the forma-
tion of the Board of Delegates
of American Israelites in 1859.
This was the Mortara Affair in
which a six-year-old child
named Edgar Mortara was for-
cibly taken from his parents by
Papal authorities.
The outrage caused a sensa-
tion in Europe and America.
The child was educated in a
convent, entered the Augustine
order and subsequently preach-
ed before Italian congregations
in Catholic churches of New
York.
The abduction in 1858 led to
what has been considered the
first major step in the direction
of the organization of Amer-
ican Jewish congregations. The
resolutions of the Philadelphia
Mortara committee recommend-
ed that:
". the different congrega-
tions throughout the Union take
into consideration the propriety
of electing delegates to repre-
sent them in the future, so as
to form a body similar to the
Board of Deputies of British
Jews in London. For united we
can accomplish almost every-
thing, otherwise nothing."
On November 27, 1859, dele-
gates representing 25 congre-
gations in 13 cities met in New
York to from the first function-
al organization representing
American Jewry the Board
of Delegates of American Is-
raelites.
Thus it was as if the age-old
cry "Shema Yisrael" (Hear 0
Israel), uttered by martyred
Jews abroad, inspired Jews of
early America to take common
counsel and act together in
defense of their brethren over-
seas.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Jacobs, Joseph. "The Damas-
cus Affair of 1840 and the Jews
of America." Publications of the
American Jewish Historical So-
ciety. Vol. 10, 1W"
Whiteman, Maxwell. "Isaac
Leeser and the Jews of Phila-
delphia." Publications of the
American Jewish Historical So-
ciety. Vol. 48, 1959.
ill
CANWaiGHTING TIME
21 IYAR 7:42
w
Mushroom Cloud Controversy
By RABBI SIMCHA FREEDMAN
No one who has seen it can
ever forget the billowing mush-
room cloud which rises fore-
bodingly following an A-bomb
explosion. Causing almost as
much of a spectacle is the fall-
out over the endless debate on
the legitimacy and va.ue of
"mushroom" synagogues.
It is probably true that the
appellation "mushroom" was as-
signed to the phenomenon of
"instant" synagogue because of
the nature of the fungus, which
grows almost out of thin air and
then collapses and recedes even
as do the High Holiday disserv-
ices, which are equally ephem-
eral.
Despite this obvious analogy
it may be more appropriate to
compare the so-called syna-
gogues to the mushroom cloud
in recognition of the flighty
operation involved. In either
case, it is important to recog-
nize that the mushroom may be
poisonous.
THERE ARE those who claim
that the purpose of such serv-
ices is to avoid traveling on the
Holy Days. At first blush this
seems like a legitimate argu-
ment, even if inconsistent. Do
these same individuals travel to
shul on Shabbat and Yom Tov?
Are they Sabbath-observant? If
so, why do they reside in loca-
tions which are not within walk-
ing distance of a synagogue?
Nevertheless, if the reason for
conducting services on the pre-
mises of a condominium, for
example, is because of religi-
ous sensitivities, it merits sym-
pathetic understanding. What
happens to those who attend
such services on the other 362
days during the year?
The truth is that our congre-
gations still have plenty of room
for those who may wish to at-
tend daily services. There are
still many empty seats on any
given Shabbat. Adult education
courses are crying out for ad-
ditional students. Functions and
programs sponsored by our
temples are not oversubscribed.
Are the High Holy Day pray-
ers satisfying themselves with
the minimal effort such attend-
ance implies, to deny continu-
ous involvement and support of
those Jewish activates spon-
sored by our synagogues?
WE ARE living during a pe-
riod when it is increasingly
obvious that we cannot afford
to waste funds, talents or ener-
gies. The synagogues offer serv-
ices to the entire community
on a continuous basis. Issues
such as support of Israel, of
Soviet and Svrian Jewry need
constant contact which
gogues provide. Petitions,
onstrations, education, reH.
fuffillment, social relations,
are the essence and core of "i
synagogues. The rabbi
ready to counsel, console, .
the sick, advise and, most
portant, educate. The school
involved in providing
tion to our future generatia
The committees are involved I
a multitude of meaningful
tivities.
YOUR RABBI SPEAKS
Aliyah: A Viable Choice
By RABBI JAY N. MILLER
Director
Hillel at FIU
and Member
National Aliyah Council
It is time that American Jew-
ry recognize Aliyah as a viable
alternative for individual Jews
from within our own commu-
nity. For decades we have en-
couraged and financed Aliyah
for Jews from almost every-
where in the world except from
the United States. Since most
Americans are not planning to
make Aliyah, the entire com-
munity has turned its back on
fellow American Jews who do
seek to live and work within a
Jewish state.
The time has come for an
honest look at Aliyah from
America by the entire American
Jewish community. We have al-
ways been anxious to face the
realities of Israel's financial
needs and have recognized the
role we can play in assisting
fellow Jews from around the
world in their efforts to build
Jewish lives within a Jewish
state.
The change of culture for an
American is no less a shock
than for any other oleh Every
oleh faces inflation, bureau-
cracy, separation from friends,
loss of status, and much more.
These are realities of Aliyah:
they cannot be eliminated, yet
they can be softened.
From a distance we may see
all Soviet olim in a noble strug-
SYNOPSIS OF THE WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Behukkotai
"But if ye will not hearken unto Me ... I will
bring the land into desolation And you will 1
scatter among the nations" (Lev. 20.14, 32-33)
BEHUKKOTAI "If ye walk in My statutes, and
keep My commandments, and do them; then I will give
you rains in their season, and the land shall yield her
produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their
fruit. ... Ye shall eat your bread until ye have enough,
and dwell m your land safely. And I will have re-
spect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply
you; and will establish My covenant with you. But
if ... ye shall reject My statutes, and if your soul
abhor Mine ordinances, so that ye shall not do all My
commandments, but break My covenant ... I will
chastise you seven times more for your sins. And
you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw
out the sword after you; and your land shall be a deso-
lation. When they are in the land of their enemies,
I will not reject them ... to break My covenant with
'hem; for I am the Lord their God. These are the
statutes and ordinances and laws, which the Lord
made between Him and the children of Israel in Mount
>inai by the hand of Moses" (Leviticus 26.3-46).
gle against the oppressions
the Communist state, while
American olim appear to
misfits, zealots, etc.
In reality, we find that ev
oleh makes his or her decisio
for a variety of personal
sons. Regardless of their
sons, they make a commitn
to a struggle which we all ho
will lead to the fulfillment
aspirations, personal and
tional.
THE OLEH can be stren
ened both spiritually and fin
cially with support from his
her community. Within
synagogue and the Federati
we must be as committed
the needs of American olim
we are to any other group
Jews who can be aided by
resources and our compassio
There is no reason we sho
not support Jews who are i
bers of our own families,
sonal friends, and members
our communities in their
forts to enhance the quality
their lives as Jews and the
of the Jewish state and
Jewish people. ____
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 9
!0J!1UN
Are Jews So Politically Naive?
Coo
tinued from Pag* *
^ted by 'Jews and left-
[^fthrus. of the UAHC. edi-
'S'isobv.ously not to dwell
Z the past, but to avoid the
r in 1976 of submitting to
Z .leaders" and other can-
to,es who "can turn a Jewish
Sence into salivating, pavlc-
voters."
fOR ONE thing, it may be a
cherished fiction that there
' such thing as a "Jewish
but it ought to be made
jnently clear to those who
rt that vote that Jews are
single-issue voters.
no
I As the editorial points out,
are centrally concerned
jit economic issues, gun
ontrol, crime, civil rights, the
ole of the CIA and FBI in the
Evasion of individual liberties
d, say, abortion no less than
ey are about Israel or Soviet
Jewry.
Tc deny this is to give sup-
to the growing military-
dustrial, pro-Arab propagan-
about a singular, unique,
Ipowerful. exclusive Jewish lob-
by in America in alleged con-
trol of Congress as if the
Arabs do not have a far more
singular, unique, powerful, ex-
clusive lobby; as if the petro-
billionaires do not, or the ener-
gy moguls, or the jetcraft and
military industrialists in cahoots
with the Pentagon, or the just
plain good old American Med-
ical Association.
AS JEWS, once and for all
we must let those who want our
votes understand that we are
singular, unique, powerful and
exclusive as individual Amer-
ican voters, who will not fall for
the pablum of any candidate-
be it a Nixon or Gerald Ford.
Gerald Ford, incidentally, is
an excellent case in point. In
a memo from the White House
dated Apr. 19, Ford acknowl-
edges the significance of "Sol-
idarity Sunday for Soviet Jew-
ry to reaffirm this commitment
to human dignity and funda-
mental rights."
Declares Ford in a ringing
non sequitur: "Our nation was
founded on the principle that
certain rights are inalienable
. It is particularly appropri-
ate, therefore, that in this Bi-
centennial year, Americans ev-
erywhere rededicate themselv-
es to the principles of human
rights on which the nation was
founded."
WHAT THIS has to do, ex-
cept by the wildest stretch of a
politician's imagination, with
the agony of Soviet Jewry, I
hardly know.
But, in his memo. Ford con-
tinues bravely: "As I said four
and a half years ago in New
York at a similar meeting: Let
our American values demon-
strate to the peoples of the
world that we Americans have
not changed in our devotion to
the freedom and brotherhood
of man under the fatherhood of
God."
Non sequitur again except
perhaps to prove Ford's "con-
tinuing concern" for the plight
of Soviet Jewry. The truth is
that he was offering non sequi-
turs on the subject four and a
half years ago, and he is offer-
ing them again today.
FOR FORD it is who bottled
up trade agreements abroad,
and especially the Most Favor-
ed Nation trade agreement with
the Soviet Union, because of
his opposition to the Jackson-
Vanik Amendment that would
deny MFN status to the So-
viets unless they promised a
liberalized emigration policy for
Jews and other minorities wish-
ing to leave the country.
Ford it is who, mimicking the
Muscovites in this regard, de-
clared the Jackson Vanick
Amendment to be an intolerable
interference into the internal
affairs of the Soviet Union and
a flagrant tampering with U.S.
foreign policy to the detriment
of detente.
This is the very same Ford
who wrote all those pretty sen-
timents about Solidarity Sun-
day in his Apr. 27 memo. It is
the very same Ford who wound
up his Apr. 27 memo with one
final, thunderous non sequitur:
"THE AMERICAN people
have long sought to promote
respect for fundamental >-'iman
rights, including the right of
emigration. 1 assure you today
that the United States Govern-
ment will continue to promote
the principles contained in the
Universal Declaration of Hu-
man Rights."
How? By attacks on the Jack-
son-Vanik amendment? Is thi
how to "promote the princi-
ples" of human rights? Is this
the way to show solidarity with
the Soviet Jewish agony?
Or was the Apr. 27 memo
just an exercise in ethnic po-
liticking for the ethnically in-
trepid who hear and under-
stand only what they want to
hear and understand?
THIS IS also the very same
Ford who last week vetoed the
$4 billion foreign military aid
bill, which was tantamount to
slashing Sl.S billion in aid to
beleaguered Israel.
Even if we WERE a one-issue
people, isn't it eminently clear
that politicians consider that
Jewish emotions are so incan-
descent that we fail to see their
inconsistencies, the rank op-
portunism of their words, their
fakery, the frankness of their
deceptions?
The Union of American He-
brew Congregations editorial
may make us feel uncomforta-
ble because it underscores our
political naivete. But we would
be even more naive not to pay
heed to it.
Pre-'67 Borders a Certainty
7 Injured in Private
Plane Crash on Road
TEL AVIV (JTA) Seven persons were injured,
Le seriously, when a small passenger plane crash land-
El on a road north of Tiberias. There were eight persons
fboard the aircraft, operated by Arkia, Israel's domestic
nrhne. One apparently was unhurt, four sustained mod-
irate injuries, and two were discharged from the hospital
fter treatment for minor bruises. The plane, an executive
/pe aircraft known as the "ChieftahV was on a flight
from Rosh Pina in Galilee to Tel Aviv when it developed
mgine t rouble. The pilot attempted to land on a road but
he plane struck an object which sheered off one wing and
ban of one motor.
Continued from Page 1
tinian state federated with Jor-
dan or an independent state
and whether there should be
an economic confederation with
Israel or with both Israel and
Jordan.
There are Arabs who will ac-
cept such a settlement guaran-
teed by both the U.S. and Rus-
sia, Goldmann said.
THE WJC leader said that no
progress has been made toward
solving the problem of Jews in
the Soviet Union. He said the
Soviet attitude has become
tougher because the Soviet bloc
is constantly being strengthen-
ed while the Western bloc has
become correspondingly weak-
er.
The result is that the num-
ber of Jews seeking to emigrate
from the USSR has declined,
Goldmann said. He said he had
information that a number of
the visa offices that were open-
ed in the Soviet Union to deal
with exit permits for Jews have
been closed down because of a
lack of applicants.
Goldmann confirmed a re-
port, referred to yesterday by
Yosef Almogi, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization and
objections. i.
Beth Shalom Opening Day Camp
British Airways Gets Protest
On Lists9 Omission of Israel
By MAURICE SAMUKLSON
LONDON (JTA) British
|Airuays on May S disclosed
me of the steps it takes
avoid offending the Arab
wld by omitting Israel from
|uuch of its publicity. A press
ficer for the state-owned avia-
company told the Jewish
[Telegraphic Agency that it
|pnnts two editions of its 24-
e worldwide timetable.
One of them, which includes
he services to Israel, is for
pneral distribution. The other,
|omitting Israel, goes to British
u 'ways offices in the Arab
n -rtd. The spokesman also dis-
Idosed that BA draws up special
|ws of its offices which onrit
inention of its three offices in
Israel.
TOIS HAS come to light be-
JJJ one of these lists was in-
"^rtently sent to a company
H Israel in connection with an
n 'national conference on fire,
unty and safety held in Lon-
IJ* last week. British Airways
I'm supplied the list to the or-
"Jkfrs of the conference who
rnbuted it exactly as h was
|<*ived.
IkI^ Emissions were made
'fc/T8 Drotcsts to BA over
^absence of Israel from an
""ffwise comprehensive list of
""onalitv marks on civil air-
2* Published in the com-
^8 1976 diary.
'J^pusly, BA has claimed
jTjnw was "an unfortunate
"went" rv^tin* mt that
the diary does give the ad-
dresses of its offices in Israel.
BUT PAUL Maurice, one of
the BA's press officers, told the
JTA that whoever drew up the
list "must havie dropped the
Israeli marking for obvious pol-
itical reasons." Had Israel been
included, it would have appear-
ed between the names of Ye-
men and Libya.
Meanwhile, the matter has
been taken up with BA by the
newly-formed Anti-Boycott Com-
mittee. It is understood, too,
that the British government has
been made aware of Israeli
Registrations are being ac-
cepted for Temple Beth Sha-
lom's pre-school summer day
camp program, according to Dr.
Morton Malvasky, rabbi. The
program is for children ages
two to six or those completing
kindergarten in June.
Swimming with certified in-
structors at the pool, arts and
crafts, dramatics, music, dance.
field trips and special programs
for the different age groups are
planned. Lunch and transporta-
tion will be provided in the full-
day program.
Sherri Levinson, who is on
ore-school teaching staff and
has had many years' experience
in camps, is camp director. For
further information, call 966-
2200.
Experts Discuss Hearing Problems
Jewish Agency Executives, that
60 percent of the Jews who left
the USSR last month did not
continue to Israel after reach-
ing Vienna. Goldmann also said
that the Soviet authorities were
issuiug exit visas to many non-
Jews to go to Israel because
they were dissenters unwanted
in Soviet society.
GOLDMANN referred to an-
other recent phenomenon
Arab efforts to demonstrate
friendship toward Jews as sep-
arate from Zionists. He noted
that the King of Morocco an-
nounced he would welcome the
return of Moroccan Jews who
emigrated, even if they held Is-
raeli passports.
In Lebanon, both sides in the
civil war tried to protect the
Jewish community in Beirut,
Goldmann said. He also reveal-
ed that "quite amazingly, a pro-
minent Jew from the 500-strong
Jewish community in Egypt
asked if his community would
be accepted in the WJC."
Summing up his views, Gold-
mann predicted a very difficult
year for Israel in 1977 when
vital decisions will have to be
made.
The Hollywood Jewish Com-
munity Center will present a
free lecture and discussion on
"Hearing Disability, The Truth
of the Matter," on May 27 at
10 a.m.
Gary M. Stone, M.D., ear spe-
cialist, and Bernard L. Gins-
berg, M.A., certified speech
pathologist will conduct a ques-
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday. May 21, J
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News from Israel Bonds
RABIN CALLS
BONDS CRUCIAL TO
ISRAEL'S STRENGTH
Leaders of South Florida's
Jewish community heard a spe-
cial Independence Day. tele-
phone message from Israel's
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
on May 4 at the South Florida
Israel Bond Organization cam-
paign headquarters. Representa-
tives from Broward County at-
tended a similar meeting at the
Hallandale Jewish Center.
Prime Minister Rabin observ-
ed that the unique quality of the
Israel Bond program is that it
enables "fellow Jews of Amer-
ica to join with us in the prac-
tical work of building, develop-
ing and strengthening Israel."
He emphasized his gratitude
and indicated that through the
partnership of Israel Bonds "we
expand our economy, and the
expansion of our economy has
become a crucial factor of our
future strength."
Hundreds of top-echelon com-
munity leaders in 65 American
and Canadian cities heard Ra-
bin say, "We believe that with
you by our sides in full part-
nership we can achieve our
economic goals, and in achiev-
ing them we will be bringing
closer the day of peace, which
is our deepest aspiration."
Rabin added that "as Jews we
measure strength not only in
terms of tanks and planes but
first of all in terms of spirit.
This above all has been the
weapon that has enabled us to
do great things together to
overcome every obstacle in our
path as we rebuild the Jewish
State."
Sam Rothberg, general chair-
man of the Israel Bond Organ-
ization, said the cross-country
telephone hookup marked the
ODening of the peak phase of
the snring drive to meet Is-
rael's pressing financial needs.
AREA NEW LEADERS
ON BONDS MISSION
Young men and women from
Dade and Broward Counties
were among the more than 100
New Leaders of Israel Bonds,
from communities throughout
the United States, who partici-
pated in a President's Mission
at the invitation of Israel's
Activists In
Hunger Strike
NEW YORK (JTA) So-
viet Jewish activists in Kishi-
nev, in the southern Soviet
Republic of Moldavia, declared
a hunger strike May 1 and 2 in
pretest of a new Soviet harass-
ment technique which forces
applicants to give up their
apartments before they can fill
oat an application for a visa to
Israel, it was reported by the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry
"If a visa is denied." the let-
ter addressed to United Nations
Secretary General Kurt Wald-
heim pointed out. "which is the
usual procedure of the Soviet
government, the applying fami-
ly is left not only homeless, but
without a shelter from the ele-
ments."
THE IS signers, who set
aside two days to stage a pro-
test against '. the "continuing
discrimination of Jews by the
USSR government," said in
their letter. "We hope this pro-
test will reach the people of the
world ana} they will sympathise
with our plight."
President, Ephraim Katzir.
They i studied Israel's eco-
nomic needs and explored ways
to ease her financial burdens,
met with Defense Minister Shi-
mon Peres and other govern-
ment officials, and on May S
participated in festivities mark-
ing Israel's 28th anniversary of
independence.
Heading the South Florida
group was Ronald Krongold of
Miami, chairman of New Lead-
ers for the Southeastern Region
of the United States, along with
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Nahmad
and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Shere.
Among the highlights of the
visit were a reception given by
President Katzir, sessions with
Cabinet members, round-table
discussions with Members of
the Knesset, briefings by mili-
tary leaders and meetings with
various mayors. Visits to major
cities, historical sites, kibbut-
zim and development projects
established with Proceeds from
Israel Bonds were also on the
itinerary.
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PARSON DESCRIBES
ISRAEL'S GROWTH
SPVrF INDEPENDENCE
Israel's 28 years of economic
progress was the topic of the
keynote address by Milton M.
Parson, executive director,
South Florida Israel Bond Or-
ganization, at an April "Report
to Israel" meeting.
Addressing campaign leaders
from Dade and Broward Coun-
ties, Parson said that "since its
establishment, the State of Is-
rael has achieved a high degree
of success in nation-building.
Its economy has progressed
faster than that of any other
developing nation, with a Gross
National Product with an aver-
age annual rate of almost 10
percent until the Yom Kippur
War of 1973." In the United
States and most European na-
tion the rate was 3 to 5 per-
cent.
"This rapid expansion," Par-
son continued, may be attributed
in part to a stable rise in pop-
ulation through natural in-
crease and immigration, with an
accompanying enlargement of
the labor force, and large-scale
capital investment augmenting
productive capacity. The steady
advance of her economy under
sometimes difficult conditions
has created a wide acceptance
by the general public and the
business and financial world of
Israel as a growth nation with
good investment potential.
"One of the major avenues of
private investment which has
helped to finance the country's
economic projects has been the
Israel Bond Organization, which,
since 1951, has provided more
than $3.2 billion for Israel's
basic economic development.
Bond dollars have gone toward
electric power, roads and other
facilities needed to promote suc-
cessful growth in agriculture,
commerce, industry and trade."
Parson concluded.
community
coierv
.
May
25 Hadassah final board meeting of the year Home Fe_
building, 10 a.m.; review of Jewish poets same locatj
1 p.m.
27 Dr. Gary M. Stone: "Hearing Disability" talk Jcc, io
30 Temple Beth Shalom installation dinner dance 7 n.m
June
3 Edward A. Dincin: "Arab Boycott" talk JCC, 10 a.m
Senior Adults Weekly Calendai
Monday
10:30 a.m. to noon
10 a.m. to noon
noon to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday
10 a.m. to noon
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. to noon
1 to 3 p.m.
1 to 3 p.m.
Friday
10 a.m. to noon
noon to 1 p.m.
3 p.m.
Please stop in and
2838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hebrew for Beginners
Continuing Elementary Bridge
Oil Painting for Beginners
Senior Friendship Club
Yiddish for Beginners
Arts and Crafts Workshop
Easy Shoppers' English
(reading improvement, everday woj
Lecture Series (every week)
Arts and Crafts Workshop (first and I
third Thursdays of each month)
Knitting. Crewel, Needlepoint, Croch
etc. (share your craft with others) |
Yiddish Drama Group
Discussion Group Current Event
(bring lunch; coffee is provided)
Oneg Shabbat... set the tone for the
b & -Cr
say hello at the Jewish Community Cet
Phone: 921-6511.
BB Women Elect Officers Btt T Ml tZVO, h
Mrs. Newton Hofstadter,
chairman of the South Coastal
Region No. 51, B'nai B'rith
Women, and newly elected In-
ternational BB Women board
member, was installing officer
on May. 5 at the Twin County
Council combined fashion show
and installation.
Officers installed for 1976-77
are Mrs. William Romer, presi-
dent: Mrs. Lorraine Heller, ad-
ministration cabinet vice presi-
dent: Mrs. William Wolff, mem-
bership cabinet vice president;
Mrs. Albert Goldberg .program
cabinet vice president; Mrs.
Stanlev Schiffman. fund-raising
cabinet vice president; Mrs.
Melvin Katz, communication
cabinet vice president; Mrs.
Philip Homans, recording secre-
tary; Mrs. Joel Marks, corre-
sponding secretary; Mrs. Arlene
Soffer. treasurer; and Elise G.
Factor, counselor. Miss Factor
and Mrs. Schiffman are dele-
gates to the South Coastal re-
gional board.
Continuing Council projects
include the collection of can-
ned foods, which are distribut-
ed to needy area families
through the American Red
Cross, and service at the Sun-
land Training Center.
Rabbi heading Israel, USSR Tours
Dr. Morton Malavsky, rabbi
of Temple Beth Shalom, will
lead tours this summer to Is-
rael and to the Soviet Union.
Dr. Malavsky, who has been
the temple's spiritual leader for
13 years, is well known in the
Hollywood and Miami commu-
nities as a lecturer. Recently he
has become recognized as a
world-traveler, having led tours
several times each year, espe-
cially to Israel.
THE TOUR to Israel, round-
trip from Fort Lauderdale, is
scheduled for June 28 to July
12. Details are being handled
by Shalom Tours.
On July 19 Dr. Malavsky and
a tour group will leave for the
Soviet Union, where they will
visit Kiev, Leningrad and Mos-
cow. The group will continue
on to Scandinavia, including
visits to the fjords in Norway,
various Jewish communities and
other points of interest.
For additional information on
either tour, call 981-6111 (Hol-
lywood) or 949-0501 (Miami).
LISA BETH SIEGEL
Lisa Beth, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Jerry Siegel, cele-
brated her Bat Mitzvah on May
144 at Temple Beth Shalom.
Lisa attends McNicol Middle
School and is interested in ten-
nis. She is a student in the Hey
class at Beth Shalom religious
school and a member of the
United Synagogue Youth.
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USA SUTTON
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sutton's
daughter, Lisa, will become a
Bat Mitzvah on May 28 at Tem-
ple Sinai.
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MICHELE JO GRUVERMAN
Michele Jo, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Al Gruverman, ob-
served her Bat Mitzvah on April
30 at Temple Beth Shalom.
Michele is a student at Nova
Middle School, where she is a
member of the chorus and Fu-
ture Teachers of America and
a cheerleader. She is a student
in the Beth Shalom pre-confir-
mation class.
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RALF KAMINS
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kamins'
son, Ralf, celebrated his Bar
Mitzvah on May 1 at Temple
Beth Shalom.
Ralf attends Olson School and
his hobby is snake-hunting. |
is in the Hey class at Beth
lorn religious school.
DAVID M. SMITH
David M., son of Mr and I
Robert Smith, became a
Mitzvah on April 18 at Ten
Beth Shalom.
David is a student at N|
Middle School, where is a
ber of the track team. He
member of the USY-Kadim|
fc SANDY STRAUSS
Sandy, daughter of Mr.
Mrs. Milton Strauss, celebr
her Bat Mitzvah on May
Temple Beth Shalom.
Sandy is a student in the
enth grade at Olsen Mid
School and in the Hey cL
Beth Shalom religious scho
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BRYAN I. HIRSCH
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hir
son, Bryan Irwin, became a I
Mitzvah on May 8 at Ten
Beth Shalom.
Bryan attends Olson Mid
School, where he is a men
of the student council andl
the staff of the school pa|
He is a student in Hey cla
Beth Shalom religious sdj
and is active in the Un
Synagogue Youth.
NationaFs Summer Schedules
Add Florida-West Coast Trips
National Airlines increased
Service between 'Florida and
Gulf Coast and California cities,
plus certain Florida-Northeast
points, when summer schedules
were instituted May 15.
National will operate a third
daily round-trip between Miami
and Los Angeles and will inau-
gurate service between San Jose
and Atlanta and San Jose and
Miami, connecting to several
Florida cities, July 1.
ADDITIONS from Florida
west include: a DC-10 morning
flight from Tampa to New Or-
leans and San Francisco; exclu-
sive morning direct service
from Fort Lauderdale and West
Palm Beach to New Orleans and
Houston; new afternoon direct
service from West Palm Beach
and Jacksonville to New Or-
leans and Houston; single-plane
service from Daytona Beach to
Houston. Los Angeles and San
Diego, via Orlando and Tampa.
A DC-10 nonstop from San
Francisco to Miami, a Boston-
Orlando nonstop round-trip, a
Daytona B e a c h-Jacksonville-
Washington afternoon flight, a
New York-West Palm Beach
round-trip night coach and new
midday service from Washing-
ton to Tampa and Orlando have
also been added to the schedule.
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
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Chronicle of American Lawyers to Free Russian Jewish Prisoners
u ~t Tavlor with Alan Dershowitz an (Am.
Tel Ourt of Terror." (Random House/Vintage,
$1.95, 187 PP-)
rrHIS IS the chronicle of a group of American law-
1 vers working through the Soviet judicial system
.: Jewish prisoners convicted while trying to
1 crate to Israel. The Miami Jewish community
h familiar with this struggle, but the 19 cases rep-
resented by famous law school professors and attor-
neys have not received national press coverage.
The names of Silva Zalmanson, the Kornenblit
brothers and the other Soviet prisoners at rallies
for Soviet Jewry are familiar to most American Jews.
But how often have we seen these names on tele-
vision?
THEIR ATTORNEYS indicate that the main prob-

usctn
V-noff
lem is, these are not Panovs or Solzhenitsyns
they are relatively obscure individuals whose deep
devotion to Judaism and courage to emigrate from
the Soviet Union have exacted a terrible price.
Taylor is a well-known authority on international
law. As head of the American Legal Defense Project
for the Soviet defendants, he describes how Amer-
ican attorneys, including Dershowitz, George Flet-
cher, Leon Lipson and Melvin Stein, became in-
volved. He informs us of the prisoners' status as
late as January, 1976, and provides the text of So-
viet legal codes pertaining to these cases.
TO FURTHER present before the public all of
the machinations of the cases, the attorneys have
included the text of petitions, legal memoranda,
affidavits and correspondence.
Taylor points out that "it would be unfortunate
if public attention remains focused exclusively on
the number of Jews allowed to emigrate annually,
or on personalities of international repute. The
shocking injustices to which (the prisoners) have
been subjected certainly call for denunciation just
as forceful as those which have been uttered where
the victims were better known."
The struggle for Soviet Jewry must emanate from
each and every one of us.
About a Bent Cross
And a Muddied Flag
n&t
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t^eqaf
American
And Israeli
Independence
sJDavid
t^cnwartz
THE DAY after Gerald L. K. Smith, America's
most persistent anti-Semite, died in Cal-
ifornia, Gov Meldrim Thomson ordered the
Concord, New Hampshire, statehouse flag low-
ered to half staff.
This is not to suggest in any way that the
unpredictable Gov. Thomson was memorial-
izing Smith, the tireless editor of a venemous
periodical. The Crosa and the nag." For all
we know, the New Hampshire governor may
never have heard of Smith. He had the Hag
lowered to mark Good Friday, not the passing
of a self-proclaimed rabble rouser.
But it is to suggest that we still have miles
to go before we disentangle great symbols
from inappropriate settings. By his act the
Governor was thrusting his piety on to ter-
rain precious to non-believer. non-Christian.
and Christian alike.
AND THE New Hampshire Civil Liberties
tnion has good reason to complain with this
observation: "Those who hold their faith dear
would shudder when the symbols of their reli-
gion arc manipulated with the paraphernalia
M the state. This is an utterly inappropriate
usurpation of power."
Smith's choice of "The Cross and the Flag-
as the name of the periodical in which he at-
tacked Jews, blacks, and immigrants other than
I own immigrant ancestors was a shrewd
Propaganda device. He obviously hoped to re-
shape this nation into a church-state amalgam
'ong prevalent in Europe, thus closing the
American democratic experience to millions
*ho cherish that section of the Bill of Rights
assuring us we shall have no government-
established religion.
And the flag this was to be his alone to
wave passionately while preaching a gospel
contrary to much that great emblem stands
for.
THIS HELL-and-brimstone politician's life
was shot through with inconsistencies and con-
tradictions. In his early days of the great ride
on Huey Long's coattails, he labored as a union
organizer; in his Detroit years, when he work-
ed hand-in-glove with Father Coughlin, he tried
to crush the old CIO out of existence.
His huddling with the anti-Semitic priest of
Royal Oak, Mich., in a sense belied his ac-
ceptance of and dedication to a brand of Pro-
testantism ordinarily quite suspicious of Ro-
man Catholicism. Most irreconcilable of all was
his claim to be a true follower of Jesus with
his obvious use of his private religious press
to squeeze hundreds of thousands of dollars
from the naive souls who regarded him as
one with the touch of messiah.
HIS CLUMSY effort in 1952 to prove that
Presidential Aspirant Dwight Eisenhower was
a "Swedish Jew" and therefore not acceptable
to the electorate was an insult to the clerical
cloth he wore, just as was his contemptible
reference to another honored President as
"Franklin D. Jewsevelt."
IF THERE are. in fact, as claimed. 5,000,000
people on the Smith mailing list, may the time
be near when these shall find release from the
weird spell cast over them by a modern who,
openely professing his bigotry, raised a cross
to which he had no legitimate claim and draped
himself in a flag he besmirched.
Elderly Jews Will be Less
Poor and Better Educated
pffi JEWISH elderly a* a group in this
try will dunae am from a largely
**. Poorly edua
group with
I** and higher levels of
rounds, a New York social
tted
That prospect, according to Dr. Celia B.
"eisman, means that the communal agencies
Wch serve elderly Jews must be ready to deal
"ith such changes. Dr. Weisman, who is as
* professor of social work at the Wurx-
wuer School of Social Work at Yeshiva Uni-
Ujjlty, reported the prospective changes fa
"Jne Future Is Now: A Manual for Older Aduh
Programs in Jewish Communal Agencies," a
joint project of the Brookdale Foundation and
we National Jewish Welfare Board.
DECLARING that this shift "has already
Jhade itself evident," Dr. Weisman cited statis-
" from the National Jewish Population Study,
completed in 1971 by the Council of Jewish
^derations and Welfare Funds. She said the
Ja showed that as the number of elderly
f.Ws '"creases, so will the proportion of the
"^JV to the total Jewish population. The
Proportion, projected at 12.4 percent in 1976,
of are
1 be
more than 15 percent by 1991.
The prospect that future retired Jews will
be better edacata
from the current
Jews ever 3 with _
Pdnffatfrw. to 45.9 percent of the 50 to 64
age group, and to 77.7 percent of the 25 to
year group
SHE REPORTED the data indicated there
would be more retirees from adnunistrative
and professional positions almost half of the
present generation of 50 to 65 jrear-old Jews
irefa such positions, with 20 percent of them
professionals.
In the current 65 to 75 year groups only
one-third had held such posts. The number of
professional and technical workers increases
at every younger age group of Jews, making
up 40 percent of the 25 to 29 year group.
The data indicated that increasing numbers
of Jews will retire before they become 65.
They also showed that the severe poverty of
the elderly Jews of the present 44 percent
of Jews of 65 presently have annual incomes
of $4,000 or less will probably lessen as
Jews with more education from higher level
jobs, with better pension plans, and increased
social security move into retirement.______
AS WE celebrate again Israel's birthday, it may be interesting
to compare it with America's Fourth of July. It is said that
back in 1948, some Israelis also proposed to hold off declaring
their independence to July 4, but Ben Gurion felt that on that
day a lot of Jews would be at Grossinger's, so May 15 was
chosen instead.
One great advantage Americans had in 1776 as against
Israel in 1948 was that there was no shortage of parchment
paper to write the Declaration of Independence on.
"MR. JEFFERSON," they said, "here are four big sheets
of parchment paper for you to write the Declaration of Inde-
pendence. If you want more, just say the word and we will
give you two more sheets."
"Oh. thank you," said Jefferson. "This sure takes a load
off my head. I was worrying if I would have enough paper to
say all that I want about the British king and all the evil
things he had done and of course I also want to talk about the
pursuit of happiness. And all the other things to which men
are entitled."
In Israel, in 1948. alas, the situation was very different.
Read the book about the day Israel was born by Bernard Postal
and Henry Levy and you see what trouble they had getting
the parchment to write Israels Declaration of Independence.
It almost appears as though they would have to give in to the
Arabs on account of the paper shortage.
THERE WERE other shortages, of course. The Jews num-
bered only 600,000 and they were fighting nations with many
millions. But this did not really worry the Israelis too much.
Jews have a great invention. It is called a minyan. With a
minyan vou can always start action. You don't need any more.
The nations fighting them also had more arms^This too
didn't worry the Israelis.too much. Jews know that Rashi said
that when the Israelites of old in their military encounters
came upon a nation too heavily fortified, they concluded that
the people of the country were cowardly. There is an inner
security which transcends all missiles. A brave man doesnt
go around with a hundred aims.
THERE WERE other shortages. Food was scarce. When the
Israelis waved their first flags, crying "Long Live Israel," some
To cope with the food shortage, wisecrackers proposed that
Yotn Kippur be lengthened to two days. Israel's troubles, the
said, were dee to a surplus of letters in the He-
The second letter. "Beth,"
"Baser" (meat). "Bayit" (house) or
(clothes).
There waa no shortage of wisecracks. There je i
ratti de hscaat" about the III 01 I
Never was there so much laughter as this time
many believed Israel Iraced the tragedy of being tottn*w*f*d
out. In this respectTttlere is ah some similarity to America s
Fourth. The gags flowed freely at the signing of the rJecUra-
tion of Independence. "Now we must all hang together, said
one American signer. -Yes." chimed in Franklin, "or we shall
hang separately."
THE WISECRACKERS in Israel said that when a bill was
presented to the newly-created Ministry of the Treasury, the
Minister covered his head. It was the only thing the Treasury
could cover.
To cope with the money shortage, Ben Gurion proposed
to fly to America.
"No," said Golda, "Ben Gurion, you are needed here. I will
go." She would have liked to go home and change her dress,
but there was no tfanev But she took her pocketbook with ten
dollars. She had lelatfVerin America with whom she could
stay, but you need ^W dollars for a cab, for tipping and
She came to AmeSassfwith ten dollars. She came back not
many days later witfc Bfty million dollars. No wonder she ia
Golda.


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