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. ;
Fred Shochet
Place of Publication:
Hollywood, Fla


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United States -- Florida -- Broward -- Hollywood


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, July 16, 1976
O rr%i K. ShochatFriday, July It, ItTS Price 25 Cents
Leaders To Analyze
Federation Plans
At Annual Retreat
This was about as high as this camper's
Bicentennial kite went during "Kite Day"
at the new Michael-Ann Russell Jewish
Community Center in North Miami Beach
on July 5. More than 800 summer camp-
ers, ages 3 to 15, celebrated the Bicen-
tennial by constructing their own color-
ful kites and setting them aloft simulta-
neously. The JCC is a member of the Jew-
ish Federation of South Broward's family
of local agencies. The construction of its
multifaceted facility is the result of a
continuing capital fund campaign that is
a joint project of the Federation, Jewish
Community Centers and the Jewish Fed-
eration of South Broward. This $5.5 mil-
lion effort is led by chairman Robert
Three prominent national
Jewish leaders will share their
ideas and experience with the
Jewish Federation of South
Broward at the annual Leader-
ship Retreat, July 30-Aug. 1, at
the Palm-Ai re Spa and Country
Club in Pompano Beach.
The Retreat, announced presi-
dent Lewis E. Cohn, will be an
intensive weekend filled with
evaluation of past activities and
development of future cam-
"We must, take a close look
at the operations, functions and
Drogress of -this Federation,"
said Cohn. "We know we can
rise to greater heights next
year and to do this we have to
analyze the past.
"Our commitment to helping
Israel must not stop," Cohn ex-
plained. "Every Jew must feel
a tremendous sense of pride for
the courageous and gallant ac-
tivities by Israel in retrieving
the IhViacked passengers in
Uganda earlier this month..
"Because of this recent ac-
tion. Jews throughout the world
can walk tall. We in South Brow-
ard must also do whatever we
can to insure that Israelis are
safe and well protected ."
Discussing the Uganda in-
cident and other tonics of cur-
rent political strategy will be
scholar-in-residence Robert I.
Hiller. executive vice president
of the Jewish Charities and
Welfare Fund in Baltimore and
one of the country's experts in
the field of Jewish communal
In addition to Hiller. other
noted sneakers at the Retreat
include Joel Breslau, national
chairman of the United Jewish
^n-al in Washington. D.C..
and Dr. Joseph Cohen, field
service consultant of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federation and
Welfare Funds in New York
"We are very lucky to have
Robert Hiller and our other
speakers participating in this
Retreat," said Cohn.
Local participants include
Cohn, Sy Margolis. Florida re-
gional director of the United
Jewish Appeal and Dr. Meron
T.evitats and Moses Hornstein,
both members of the Federation
board of directors.
Black Panthers Group Speaks Out in Israel
Saadya Marciano was one
of the five original members
f a group of young Israelis
of Moroccan descent who
named themselves "The Is-
raeli Black Panthers" in
1969. They chose that name
not out of political sympa-
thy with the U.S. Black Pan-
thers but, as Saadya, spokes-
nan for the group since its
beginnings, recounted re-
cently, -just to shock peo-
ple What is this Panther
business? asked Golda when
'he heard of us people
heard the name and went
Demanding a closing of
the social and economic gap
between Oriental and West-
*m Israeli Jews, the Pan-
thers staged several demon-
strations in Jerusalem which
"raw enthusiastic, and an-
Py. crowds of largely Ori-
ental supporters. In the last
*j* years, however, the
B'ack Panthers concentrated
00 establishing themselves
* a political party, and won
representation in the Hista-
6 ir Tsadok: We haven't heard
about massive Panther demon-
strations in the last few years.
What other tactics have you
been using to deal with Israel's
social problems?
Marciano: First of all. great
changes happened to those peo-
ple who worked and demon-
strated with us in those first
years. I even noticed this change
in myself. We have engaged in
all kinds of practical politics,
for example: We saw that the
aliya from Russia was beginning.
We naturally accepted them
and wanted more to come. But
we saw that they were getting
things Oriental Jews never
dreamed of gettingapartments,
good jobs, good schools, even
cars. A family with an awful
disease came to us. They would
iust go to the hospital and come
home to the same rotten place.
WE KNEW there were apart-
ments for new immigrants which
were closed for over half a year
because the new immigrants
Rabbi Woll Joins Beth El
Rabbi Jonathan S. Woll has
been appointed assistant rabbi
of Temple Beth El, president
James Fox Miller announced
this week.
Rabbi Woll, who was oijiained
in May. 1976. at the Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion in New York, served
as a student rabbi at Congrega-
tion Beth Israel in Charlottes-
ville. Va., as chaplain of Memo-
rial Hospital in New York, and
has held educational and youth
directorships at Central Syna-
gogue, Stephen Wise Free Syna-
gogue. Woodlands Community
Temple and Temple Sinai, New
In addition to his regular
rabbinic duties under the di-
rection of Dr. Samuel Jaffa,
Rabbi Woll will be responsible
for the conduct and administra-
tion of the Temple Beth El Re-
ligious School and Youth Group
program. He will assume Us
duties on Aug. 1.
didn't yet come. We took the
family to an apartment, broke
the door down and we put them
inside. There was a struggle
with the police and a struggle
with the housing office. In the
end they left the family there.
We saw that we had to power
to get things done.
But still, the things we ob-
tained were just specific, parti-
cular things and we recognized
that the problem was a more
general one. We continued the
demonstrations but soon real-
ized that onlv holding demon-
strations wouldn't help. We at-
tempted to find a more general
solution to the problem.
We established a relationship
with Dr. Yisreel Katz, head of
Israel National Insurance and
with social workers and all
sorts of other people we met
during our struggles. T.iey were
dving to help and we formed
this connection because they
recognized that we were help-
ing them.
THE MINUTE we demonstrat-
ed, they would get more money
for their budgets, and when we
stop, everything stays the same.
Amin Furious
TEL AVTV Strong man
Idi Amin Dada of Uganda is
angry. While he was away
attending a meeting of the
Organization of African
Unity, Israeli commando
troops in two Boeing 707 jets
and one Hercules C-130 flew
over 2,000 miles to Kampala
to rescue more than 100
hostages held captive by Pal-
estinian terrorists for a
Amin feels that Israel
should have been grateful
for his "hospitality." It cost
him, he angrily told the
world, some $1,800 daily to
feed and house the hostages.
The raid that killed the ter-
rorists and many Uganda
troops was, in Amin's view,
poor thanks indeed.
THE THREE planes return-
ed Sunday to a cheering crowd
at the airport here, and while
on the other side of the world
Americans were celebrating
their 200th birthday (July 4),
all Israel went wild with joy-
ous thanks for the deliverance
of the hostages. They were
also seized with a spirit of na-
tional pride that somehow seem-
ed to leave them in the wake
of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
With the delivered Israelis
were 12 crew members of the
Air France jetliner, who flew
home Sunday and were greeted
by mobs at Orly Airfield in
Paris shouting "Israel, Israel."
This was a strange chant in
a country which Israel accused
immediately after the hijacking
of responsibility for the latest
act of air terrorism.
Of the original strike force
that attacked the airfield in
Entebbe, Uganda, exactly eight
days after the hijacking, one
commando. Col. Yehonatan Ne-
tanyahu, 30, an Israeli immi-
grant from the United States,
was killed.
Two seriously injured Israelis
were hospitalized in Nairobi
when the three Israeli planes
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Fnda> July 16, 1976
Cohn Appoints Schneider
As New JCRC Chairman
Body Back From Latin Tour
Dr. Joel Schneider, a radio-
logist with Radiology Consult-
ants in Hollywood, has been ap-
pointed chairman of the Jewish
Community Relations Commit-
tee of the Jewish Federation of
South Broward.
Dr. Schneider is known for
his continuing work at Federa-
tion through the Young Leader-
ship Council. As chairman of
the JCRC. Dr. Schne ider
hopes to activate community
awareness of Jews' problems in
the USSR and Svria. In Septem-
Harold Slater, of the Greens
of Inverrary, Fort Lauder-
dale, has been named re-
cipient of the Eleanor
Roosevelt Humanitarian
Award. Michael Arnon,
president of the Israel Bond
Organization, made the an-
nouncement and said the
award will be presented at
a dinner sponsored by B'nai
B'rith in December.
Miss Roth Plans
Winter Wedding
Barbara Lynn Roth, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roth of
Hollywood, will be married to
Ronald Paul Lang, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sanny Lang of Shaker
Heights, Ohio, on Dec. 26 in
Miss Roth is a graduate of
Ohio State University, where
she is completing work toward
a Master's degcee in social
A graduate of Washington
University. Mr. Lang holds a
Master's degree in economics
from Yale University and is a
student at the Ohio State Uni-
versity College of Medicine.
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ber his committee will begin
meeting regularly to plan the
year's activities, he said.
In making the appointment,
president Lewis E. Cohn said.
"We are very fortunate to have
someone of Dr. Schneider's
qualifications and interest to
head this essential committee
which can help our brothers
and sisters overseas. We look
forward to dynamic events tak-
ing place under Dr. Schneider's
Other committee members in-
clude Elaine Pittell, Ed Dincin.
Ruth Feuerstein. Nat Pritcher.
Sumner Kaye and Frances
Dr. Schneider, a graduate of
Albert Einstein School of Medi-
cine in New York, is vice presi-
dent of the Greater Miami Ra-
diology Society. He and his wife,
Merle, have two children, Alan,
11, and Karen, 9.
Glick, HIAS president, and Gay-
nor I. Jacobson, executive vice
president, who have just return-
ed from a fact-finding mission
to major Jewish communities in
Argentina, Chile, Brazil and
Uruguay, reported that they met
with diplomats of the United
States and other nations, Jew-
ish community leaders, officials
of the intergovernmental Com-
mission on European Migration
and the United Nations High
Commission on Refugees.
According to Glick, a major
concern of HIAS was the well-
being of 500,000 Argentinan
Jews. Under the Peronist gov-
ernment, the country had suf-
fered from political turmoil, so-
cial unrest and heavy inflation
THE HIAS group arrived in
Buenos Aires simultaneously
with the revolutionary takeover
by a military government in
support of the new regime, the
Jewish community participates
in the rebuilding of the country
and hopes for an end to in-
stability and urban terror.
The Jewish communities of
Santiago, Chile and Montevideo,
Uruguay, are primarily middle
class and have suffered serious
economic distress as a result of
rampant inflation.
The great majority of Jews in
Chile and Uruguay support the
present military governments.
While coping with the ongoing
pressure of inflation, the Jewish
communities are maintaining
their religious and educational
institutions. Glick and Jacobson
afforded its citizens the largest
measure of freedom of those
nations visited. This was strik-
ingly indicated when a delega-
tion of Brazilian Jewish leaders
were encouraged to visit .
President Ernesto GeuSV?
press concern about Braz^
anti-Zionist vote in the m h
November. 1975. W ln
It was indicated to the J
ish community that this .
in tlfeUN^ren^'KS
large balance of payment. fc
ficit caused principally by \
increase in the price of impor
ed oil and efforts to encoura
Arab petro-doUar investment
While in Brazil, the HIAS
representatives were cordially
received by Foreign Minuter
Azaredo da Silveira and Justice
Minister Armando Falcao. The
ministers expressed high regard
for the constructive accomplish-
ments of the Brazilian Jewish
community. Glick and Jacobson
were accompanied on their tour
by Fred Weinstein, HIAS direc-
tor of Latin American opera-
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 3
lebarwn IsraeVs Fault-Moscow
(JTA) T^ Sviet Union
has said that the situation in
Lebanon was the result of
actions "by the forces of im-
perialism and Zionism."
The statement was made
in the Security Council by
Ambassador Yakov Malik,
who said the imperialist
forces had brought about the
current events in Lebanon
to stop dissension and divert
attention from efforts to li-
berate the occupied Arab
THEY WANT to strike a blow,
said Malik, against the Palestin-
Pharmacist Fred Lippman and his wife, Judy, with their
sons Matthew, 11 (left), Peter, 13, and Steven, 16. Lipp-
man is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 12th
Congressional District.
ian resistance and the national
patriotic forces of Lebanon, and
to delay a Middle East settle-
The Security Council was dis-
cussing the report of the com-
mittee on Palestine rights which
recommends, among other
things, a timetable for Israeli
withdrawal "from the occupied
territories by June 1 next year,
and a two-phase plan for re-
turn of the Palestinians to their
Malik said the Soviet Union
fully supDorted the committee's
report. The Security Council, he
said, should take decisive, ef-
fective and immediate measures
to confirm the inalienable rights
of the Palestinian people.
AMBASSADOR Piero Vinci of
Italy said he thought the Pales-
tinian question had been singled
out from the larger context of
the whole Middle East problem,
and that other essential com-
ponents had been overlooked.
The best way to brinf? about im-
plementation of Palestinian
Nazi Books
Fred Lippman Starts Campaign Appearing
For Democratic House Seat '* Argentina
Pharmacist Fred Lippman, a
longtime community leader, is
a candidate for the Democratic
nomination in the 12th Con-
gressional District.
A resident of Florida for 17
years, Lippman has lived in
Broward County for the past 14
vears and has been involved in
a wide variety of activities, in-
cluding the Jewish Welfare
Federation. Jewish Federation
of South Broward and recent
campaigns to pass the Florida
Generic Drug Bill.
He says a keystone of his up-
coming political race will be to
Rive "unflagging support for
Fred and his wife, Judy, are
members of Temple Beth El,
where their two oldest sons
Steven, 16. and Peter, 13. cele-
brated their Bar Mitzvoth. Their
youngest son, Matthew, 11, at-
tends Hebrew school at Beth El.
In 1973 Lippman was un-
amiously selected by the Brow-
ard legislative delegation to
head a commission charged
with devising a charter form of
government for Broward. The
voters approved the Charter
during the November, 1974,
Another of Lippman's recent
political activities involved his
support of the recently enacted
Generic Drug Bill, which allows
consumers to buy prescriptions
under their generic or chemical
names, which are less expen-
sive than brand or trade names.
Robert M. Baer is Lippman's
campaign chairman.
Nazi books and pa.nphlets are
appearing more and more pro-
minently on newsstands here.
The DAIA, the central repre-
sentative body of Argentine
Jewry, has met recently with
high government and military
officials to express its concern.
Although the material is pre-
sented as historical records,
they do not disguise their pro-
Nazi support.
ONE SERIES published by
the Milicia Publishing House
has titles such as "The Lie of
Auschwitz" and "Judaism and
Catholicism" which claim that
the concentration camps did not
exist, that the gas chambers
were invented bv the Allies and
that Hitler did not murder six
million Jews.
Delta Player8 Buy Ambulance
Profits from the last two
vears of theater productions of
the Delta Players have been
sufficient enough for the group
to buy an ambulance to send to
Israel, said Leon Yudoff, treas-
The ambulance is on display
at the Greater Miami Hebrew
Academy on Pine Tree Dr., Mi-
ami Beach.
"The dedication of the am-
bulance will be in September at
the Academy when the cast of
the Players will be celebrating
the buying of this important
and much-needed gift," said
Marv Wolfe, publicity chair-
The drama company is still
active and is now auditioning
for its new season's play, Gil-
bert and Sullivan's "The Mi-
kado" in a Yiddish translation
by Mima Walowit.
Auditions are set for Thurs-
days at 10 a.m. at the Trafal-
gar Ttowers,. (140D So. Ocean
Drive, Hollywood.
For more information, call
927-5291, 940-3711 or 929-1081.
Those people with acting or
musical talent are invited to try
Savs Mrs. Wolfe, "This prom-
ises to be a very rewarding ex-
perience." .
6c Per Mil.-100 Mil* Radius
rights was to speed up the re-
sumption of the negotiating
The committee's report, con-
centrating on only one aspect of
the complex Middle East crisis,
did not reflect political realities
in the area, which had been cov-
ered by Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338.
The Italian delegate said
omission from the report of any
consideration of the existence
of a member-state of the United
Nations, which was a recipient
of all the rights and duties
which went with such status,
was serious.
No committee could envisage
measures which might hamper
the basic right of a member-
state to live in peace within
secure and recognized frontiers.
KAJ SUNDBERG, of Sweden,
said that while he shared the
basic proposition of the com-
mittee's report that the solution
of the Palestinian question was
a necessary prerequisite for
lasting peace in the Middle East,
the report was "seriously de-
ficient" on the matter of im-
plementing its proposals within
the framework of an overall
It would not be possible, he
said, to solve the Palestinian
auestion in isolation from the
other elements.
The Swedish delegate said
the time had come for Israel to
recoRnize the legitimate rights
and interests of the Palestin-
ians, and the PLO must accept
the right of Israel to continued
existence within secure and
recognized borders.
Folk-Dancing at New JCC
The Michael Ann Russell
Jewish Community Center in
North Miami Beach has sched-
uled Israeli folk danc: classes
on Monday nights, beginning
July 12. People of all ages are
in' it 2d, and there will be be-
ginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced classes.
Beginner and intermediate
e'esses start at 7:30 p.m., ad-
vanced and dance requests at
Th~ in-t'-uotor is Yosi Yanich,
well known in Miami as an Is-
-aeli dsne* instructor.
The community is invited,
bring the whole family. For
further information contact
I.irry Herring at the center.
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar ol Greater Hollywood
Friday, July
Stiffening of Backs
More than the freeing of the 104 hostages is the
fruit of the daring Israeli raid into Uganda last Sunday,
lit hough that was miracle enough.
The event has stiffened the backs of Israelis with
pride in their nation once more a pride they seem
to have lost since the Yom Kippur War.
Since then, it has almost seemed that Israel could
do nothing right, neither in her defense nor in her deal-
ing with domestic political and economic problems.
The raid brings back to Israel the sense of invinci-
bility she felt since the great War of Liberation.
More than that, it is an announcement to the world
that she will not be pushed too far. Israel has said this
over and over again, but in the diminishing of her pride
since Yom Kippur, 1973, the statementy seemed to be
more bravado than anything else.
Sunday, however, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
laid it out so that there should be no future misunder-
standing. "There is no law anywhere," he declared,
"that will prohibit our activity against this kind of ter-
rorism" in the future.
French Cowardice at Issue
The daring Israeli raid reminds us of two things:
the equally daring assault on Egypt from the west that
launched the 1967 War and the "Cherbourg Ships" in-
cident the Israeli seizure of ten ships in the French
harbor of Cherbourg on a Christmas night when most
Frenchmen were asleep, but when other Frenchmen
with a conscience joined the raiders to help them slip
the ships out of the harbor and sail them to Israel,
where they belonged.
Israel had long since bought and paid for the ships,
but in France's new self-assumed role as arbiter of
Europe's expediency in an increasingly dominant Arab
world, the French reneged. Not only did they refuse
to deliver the ships; they refused to return the money.
The "Cherbourg Ships" remind us of yet another
thing the instant reaction in Nairobi of France's Am-
bassador to Kenya Olivier Beleau to the raid. He want-
ed all of the Arabs and Africa to know that the Israeli
raid on Entebbe was cairied out without French knowl-
edge or French participation.
What cowardice! It was a French jet involved, and
still the French were, and still they are willing to act
like shoeshine boys among the boots of beasts.
It is the beleaguered Israelis who have shown
them what national pride can achieve, as the 1967
war showed it, and the "Cherbourg Ships" too.
Balm to Our Own Soul
And so, in the end, the daring Israeli raid is more
than a back-stiffener for the Israelis. It is a lesson to
the toady European and, yes, toady American too, who
have been bowing and scraping before Arab terrorism
since this new and despicable phenomenon first hit the
How shocking an event the raid was to the Third
World-Arab-Soviet bloc is apparent by the reactions of
their leaders, who promptly cried phony tears over the
Israeli act of "aggression" against Uganda, but who
to our knowledge had said not a word throughout the
agonizing week that the terrorists held the hostages in
preparation for murder should their demands not be
If this does not help those Americans and those
Europeans who continue to bow and scrape before Arab
blackmail see just exactly what the Israelis see, and
what they have been talking about all along, then we
suppose nothing will.
Why is Smathe rs Still Silent?
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rpHE OLD saying, "like father
like son," is only that
just an old saying. It's an old
saying, but that doesn't mean it
is always true.
I can never imagine George
Smathers, in the heyday of his
power as a United States Sena-
tor, sitting back cooling his
heels in the face of an injustice.
But that's what his son, Flor-
ida Secretary of State Bruce
Smathers, seems to be doing.
BY HIS apparent indifference
to the very justified anger of
many South Floridians over the
publication of an anti-Semitic
column in the February, 1976
edition of the "Florida Profes-
sional Educator," young Sma-
theis shows himself to be any-
thing but a chip off the old
block, another old saying which
is just that jusK another old
saying, nothing more, and not
necessarily true.
The question at issue is a
column, "Confederate Shots,"
written under the apparent
pseudonym, Jefferson Davis
Lee, in which the writer argues
that Gov. Reubin Askew is a
lame duck and that his term
"is running out faster than
Columbia County's Ichetucknee
Springs propels skin divers to-
ward the Santa Fe River."
I'M NOT quite sure what this
means. If my dear old friend,
William Calhoun Baggs, were
still with us, he might explain
it all with one of his stories in
which the "Confederate Shots"
column would wind up a gob-
bling turkey and the pseudony-
mous Jefferson Davis Lee a
coon who has outsmarted him-
In any case, I suppose the
point "Lee" makes is that the
1973 Florida Gubernatorial race
will soon be upon us and that
it is not too early to begin
thinking of qualified candidates.
The hitch occurs precisely at
the point that coon "Lee" de-
clares what "qualified" is to be.
He gets his turkey of a column
gobbling with the frightening
notion that Florida Attorney
General Robert Shevin, whom
he calls "Miami Bob," may very
well be a viable candidate.
AFTER ALL, he argues,
"Since Dick Stone's upset win
of a U.S. Senate seat in 1974
(upset? upsetting to whom?)
Shevin is convinced that being
a Miami non-Arian (sic) is no
longer an insurmountable handi-
Furthermore, according to
"Lee," the Attorney General has
already "built himself a cam-
paign war chest of nearly a
quarter of a million dollars"
which is "drawing a fat inter-
est every day in a savings ac-
This last bit of a presumable
Florida educator's gobbledygook
is meant to evoke a picture of
Jews in one's mind with their
alleged obsession for money
Other people, not Jewish
Continued on Page 13.
secu^ tMNt^MlHcCAMP
On Turning Myth into Reality
Volume 6
Friday, July 16, 1976
Number IS
18 TAMUZ 5736
Blame part of the problems
many are having with politics
these days on our tendency to
turn myth into reality.
While'chairing a meeting the
other day, I was called upon to
referee a debate as to why this
liberal organization was not
about to recommend endorsing
Claude Pepper for another term
in the House of Representatives.
It had little to do with his age
although a lot of people be-
lieve the venerable Pepper is
well past his useful time but
the record which demonstrates
clearly that this vestige of the
New Deal is not a liberal.
On important conservation,
military spending, consumer
and other bills which liberals
consider important. Rep. Pep-
per is rated "wrong" too many
times to be considered in the
same class as, for instance, his
two Dade County colleagues,
Reps. Dante Fascell and William
YET, AMONG senior citizens
who remember that Claude Pep-
per was a strong supporter of
the Roosevelt New Deal as
were most Southern Congress-
men at first that connection
has never faded from memory
and has become an unshakeable
conviction of his liberalism.
It must be added that when
it comes to votes on behalf of
legislation favorable for the eld-
erly, Claude Pepper has a 100
nercent rating. And that doesn't
hurt the 1936 image.
There's a somewhat different
oroblem with U.S. Sen. Dick
Stone, since the myth of his
liberalism has no local base,
and there is nothing in his two-
year voting record that would
mark him as anything but a
BUT HE'S Jewish, and since
he owns no newspapers, radio
or television stations or banks
(Gen. Brown please note), he is
automatically mythologized as
a "liberal." Like Javits, Ribi-
coff, Abzug and other.
Moreover, folks tend to for-
get there is also Congressman
Sam Steiger from Arizona, a
Republican who appears to
sway slightly to the right of
Barry Gold water (only partly
In recent days I have been
called by people representing
religious or liberal organiza-
tions in New York, Illinois and
California either expressing
pain because Sen. Stone voted
to prohibit the use of Federal
funds to finance abortions for
indigent women or hope that I
could convince him to "Stop the
IT WASNT because of my
natural modesty that I declined
the task but the knowledge that
there are few Senators who
equal Dick Stone's devotion to
the sacredness of military ap-
propriations no matter what
the cost or purpose.
Politicians are not above help-
ing to create the myth that de-
fies reality. Probably the worst
fraud that shakes a citizen's
confidence is in those military
appropriations where Congress-
men who boast of their "fiscal
conservatism" suddenly lose all
sense and vote for hardware
and bases that are demonstrably
fiscally irresponsible like the
Bl bomber or the Boca Chica
Naval Air Base in Key West.
There's a good tale that comes
out of the Florida Senate on the
latter. A resolution memorial-
izing Congress to save the sta-
tion passed with only two dis-
senting votes: that of Jack Gor-
don and Sen. Ken Plant, who
was the only one convinced by
Gordon's argument that the
economy-minded Senate would
look foolish, indeed, voting to
maintain an expensive base that
even the wasteful Pentagon con-
sidered surplus.
NO MATTER, economy is
word Senators use to keep food
stamps or abortions from the
poor, not funds from the mili-
tary-industrial complex.
In simpler terms, the charges
by people like former Defense
Secretary Clark Clifford that
Bl is unnecessary, obsolescent
in advance and damned expen-
sive (there's no sense in even
estimating the billions it will
cost ultimately since they al-
ways prove to be more anyhow)
will have no effect on the vot-
ing nattern of those committed
to following the Pentagon wher
ever it goes.
Someone has written that the
Bl will be built because it can
be built and for no other rea-
son. That has been the driving
reality behind our whole in-
credible arms development pro-
gram and not the myth of de-
fense necessity.

Friday, July 16, 1976
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The Jewish Floridkm and Shojar of Greater Hollywood
F^y. July 16, 1976
? Ask Abe ?

Why do some Jews wear two
sets of Tefillin? Are both sets
used at the same time?
Dr. Charles Friedman
Tefillin is a Hebrew word of
Aramaic origin meaning "at-
tachment" and is connected to
the Hebrew word Tefillah mean-
ing "prayer." The word Tefillin
is not the nlural of Telfillah;
the nlural is Tefillot.
Tefillin is usually translated
into English as phylacteries,
from late Latin and Greek,
meaning "amulet," a reminder,
or a safeguard.
The Shulchan Aruch. the
Code of Jewish Law. has spe-
cific details on how the Tefil-
lin should be constructed and
The Tefillin consist of two
small black boxes with compart-
ments. The boxes must be
square and the height equal to
the other dimensions. They are
fastened with thread to slight-
ly larger thick leather squares.
Black leather straps are passed
through loops on each of these
squares. One of the boxes is
strapped to the head and the
other to the left arm. All the
leather, straps and thread used
in the making of Tefillin must
come from clean animals. Tefil-
lin are worn by Jewish men
during dailv morning services,
with the exception of Sabbaths
and holidays.
THE ORIGIN of this observ-
ance is Biblical. Although not
mentioned specifically by name,
the Tefillin are implied in four
passages of the Torah. The
actual reference is to Totafot
(Heb). which means "front-
The four passages of the Bible
containing almost the identical
wording are Exodus 13:1-10 and
11-16 and Deuteronomy 6:4-9
and 11:13-21. One of these pas-
sages reads. "And thou shalt
bind them for a sign upon thy
hand and they shall be for
frontlets between thine eyes"
(Deuteronomy 6:8) (emphasis
mine A.B.H.V
Each of these boxes contains
the four sections from the Torah
that relate the redemption of
the Israelites from Egypt. The
passages are written by a scribe
upon parchment. The hand box
has only one compartment,
which contains the four Scrip-
tural passages written upon one
piece of oarment. The head box
has four compartments, each
one containing one of these four
passages separately.
Under the influence of Kab
ballah (Jewish mysticism) the
Hebrew letter "Shin" is in-
scribed on opposite sides of the
head box; the Hebrew letter
of the head box and the Hebrew
of th head box and the Hebrew
letter "Yud" is on the forma-
tion of the strap of the hand
box. These three letters form
the Hebrew word Shaddai, which
means Almighty, one of the
names of God
THERE WERE many discus-
sions among the rabbis about
the order in which the passages
from the Torah should be in-
scribed on the parchment. Ac-
cording to the French sage and
Talmud scholar. Rabbi Shlomo
Itzchaki (the son of Itzchak),
known bv the Hebrew initials
as Rashi (1040-1105). the order
is in accordance with the order
of their appearance in the To-
rah. This is the universally ac-
cepted practice.
However, according to Rabbi
Jacob ben Meir Tam, known as
Rabbenu (our perfect rabbi)
Tam (1100-1171), considered
the outstanding French rabbi-
nical authority tf his day, and
grandson of Rashi. the order of
insertion of the passages is
slightly different.
According to Rabbenu Tam,
the passages from Deuteronomy
11:13-21 precede that of Deut-
eronomy" 6:4-9. While this is
practically the only difference
of opinion found in regard to
the Teffilin. a small but dimin-
ishing number of ultrapious in-
dividuals, in view of possible
doubt, wear Rabbenu Tarn's
Tefillin in addition to Rashl's
THESE TWO sets are never
worn at the same time. Those
Jews who wear these two sets
wear Rashi's Tefillin for the
major portion of the serice.
take them off and wear Rab-
benu Tarn's Tefillin for the con-
ceding nart of the service
"Originally. Tefillin were
nart of the daily dress of the
male Jew. They were worn
throughout the entire day, es-
pecially by rabbis and students.
On Sabbaths and Festivals the
Tefillin were not worn. These
Hays, being devoted to the serv-
ice of God. were considered to
be as much of a sign of the
covenant between God and his
neonle as are Tefillin.
"In the Diaspora the daily
wearing of the Tefillin was grad-
ually discontinued and eventual-
ly was limited to the morning
nraver service in the syna-
gogue or the home" ("Gatewav
to Judaism." by Albert M. Shul-
man. Vol. 1. p. 406).
According to the Encyclopae-
dia -Tudaicn (Vol. 15. p. 903).
">"" scholars have suggested
that the nhvlacteries derive
from some form of amulet or
Mirm. Others feel, however.
hat there is no evidence that
it was regarded as an amulet
as the word phylacteries sug-
Editor's note: Please send all
questions io:
??? ASK ABE ???
c/o Jewish Federation
of South Broward
2838 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood. Florida 33020
Friedman Enters Congressional Race
Citing a need for integrity
and morality in government,
Charlie Friedman of Hollywood
this week officially entered the
race for the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives, 12th Congression-
al District.
A Democrat, Friedman filed
his qualifying papers and da
c la red: "There are four key is-
sues on the minds of the voters
during this election year: the
economy and the problems of
unemployment and inflation:
quality health care for all Amer-
icans at a cost they can afford:
national programs to meet the
special needs of the elderly; and
accountability and morality in
government and politics."
Friedman, who is a dentist,
has also stated his views on sev-
eral other critical social issues.
The Soviet Union has quad-
rupled the duty on items sent
in to Jews and others and has
added other restrictive meas-
ures designed to make it near-
ly impossible to continue send-
ing packages to needy Jews
who are out of work because of
their desire to emigrate, ac-
cording to the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry.
The changes went into effect
on June 15 in another effort to
isolate Jews and deprive them
of aid from the West, the Na-
tional Conference newsletter
The Soviets earlier this year
placed a 70 percent tax on
money sent to the Soviet Union,
the newsletter notes.
"This current action brings
special hardships to those liv-
ing in the provinces away from
major cities and may deal the
final blow to direct aid from
the West," the newsletter com-
Elaine Pirtell. chairman of the
Soviet Jewry Committee of the
Jewish Federation of South
Broward, says publicity is need-
ed immediately. She urges local
Jewish citizens to write letters
to newspaper editors, congress-
men and senators concerning
the situation.
"We need to urge our leaders
to take the steps necessary to
counteract this latest move."
savs Mrs. Pittell.
He believes strongly in protec-
tion of civil liberties of all
Americans; support of Israel;
condominium and consumer
protection legislation; tax re-
form and reduction of waste in
"The basic challenge of meet-
1974. He is a member of the
such as low-cost housing and
better health care, can be met
by redirecting our military, eco-
nomic and social priorities,"
said the candidate. "Our re-
sources must be used to meet
human needs."
Charlie Friedman won his
party's nomination for the 12th
District Congressional seat in
ing the nation's domestic needs
Broward County Democratic
Executive Committee and its
task forces on aging and educa-
tion, the South Broward Dem-
ocratic Club, Temple Solel and
the Jewish Welfare Federation.
Friedman and his wife, Sandra,
have three children. Debbie!
Bernard and Jennifer.
Soviet Presses Roll On
With Anti-Zionist Lies
"Zionist Falsehoods," print-
ed by the Novosti Press
Agency in Moscow and re-
cently obtained by the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry, claims that second-
ary students in Israel are
taught that "Jews are enti-
tled to slaves."
Printed in English for ex-
port just over a year ago,
the book accuses Jews of be-
ing taught that "they are the
elite of the human race and
were especially created to
pay homage to the Creator.
Because of this they deserve
to have slaves and these
must be non-Jews because a
Jewish slave would not de-
vote himself entirely to
THE BOOK, written by B.
Bakanov, is divided into four
chapters: "Zionism Yesterday
and Today," "The Call of the
Promised Land," "The True
Face of Israel," and "The De-
ceived Open Their Eyes."
The book continues, 'It was
fascism that brought death and
suffering to millions of people,
that enabled the Zionists to
make a 'selection' of settlers to
the future Israeli state."
The book says that Zionists
put a high emphasis on anti-
Semitism so that Jews will rec-
ognize "that all non-Jews should
be treated as anti-Semites."
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Page 7
Black Panthers Group Speaks Out in Israel
Continued from Page 1
And then their budgets are cut.
We sat long nights with Yisrael
K-a And because of our prea-
2- he did remarkable things
^th National Insurance:^ He
convinced them to grant great-
er benefits, and was able to
change laws for young crim-
inals and pregnant women.
If there were more people
like him in those kinds of of-
fices it would be a blessing. We
j^ne to the conclusion that we
had to force the government to
jllow Dr. Kate to prepare some
kind of program. So we met
with Golda Meir, she didn't
understand the problem. She
lives in a strange world. She
tried the same stupid method
that is accepted by European
descendants namely, if some-
one yells and has any kind of
oower, you buy him off.
She thought she could give us
a hundred thousand lirot and
finish the whole business. She
didn't understand that the prob-
lem is deeper. We left her office
very disappointed and we staged
additional demonstrations. At
one of our demonstrations a
Molotov cocktail was thrown
No one was hurt but it served
its purpose: The next day the
government gave another mil-
lion lirot to the welfare office to
quell the violence.
WE CONTINUED to demon-
strate and then they finally
came to us. Golda Meir gave
Dr. Kate a large budget to pre-
pare an in-depth report. The
report took a year and a half
to write. It was very serious and
we thought that if the govern-
ment took it seriously we could
go home.
We had a slogan than that if
poverty is finished then the
Panthers will be finished. They
Local Citizen Writes of Jews
Dr. Norman Atkin received this poem from a local
citizen, Onie Hilleary, and wanted to share it with the com-
My Friend the Jew
My friend the Jew,
Modern day, or old Hebrew,
You've traveled across many lands.
Over mountains, through valleys, over desert sands,
You've traveled in wealth, with gems,
Sewn into your wive's hems.
You've traveled in bondage, a slave,
Driven on and on, ever brave.
Suffering over hundreds of years
Sorrow, torture and tears.
Many times you've given your life
Caught up in another's strife.
Your courage and fortitude are known
To be excelled by no one.
I'm glad you are part of my land.
I've received many blessings from your hand,
You are a brilliant and talented race.
You deserve a more honored place
In the history of our world.
Your glories have never been unfurled.
You have found a new land at last.
Long may it live,
New strength and courage to give.
A reward long overdue
A place on our planet just for you
To call your very own
When you no more desire to roam.
May peace, love and beauty
Be your rebirth.
May no one ever wrest from you
This bit of choice earth,
May God overshadow Israel,
May no one ever take away its spell.
May your children's children gather there
Like a family reunion in the fresh clean air.
I honor you for all you've done
And I congratulate you on a race
Well run.
put the report in some drawer
and threw away the key. The
problems continued and grew
worse. You see, if the country
says it doesn't have enough
money, it shouldn't bring in im-
migrants from Russia. They
shouldn't waste the money on
them, they should give it to the
people in Israel who are hav-
ing children. It's like industry.
Why import something from out-
side when you can make it at
Tsadok: In other words you
say you have more of a right to
Israel than an immigrant who
comes from Russia?
Marciano: No doubt. It's nat-
ural since we served in the
army. This is also in reference
to olim from America. A person
who lives in Israel is a true
Tsadok: What other kinds of
specifically constructive actions
have you initiated? For instance,
in the area of education: Have
you done any action other than
ones to publicize your demands
themselves it helps.
Stories were soon printed in
the papers about how the peo-
ple lived in these neighbor-
hoods, how often there are
buses, how they eat, what kinds
of schools they have. Their
problems were brought to the
forefront because of a bottle
of milk. The question was soon
brought up in the Knesset.
Tsadok: The Panthers seem
to be fighting mainly as a pol-
itical party. How did this change
come about?
Marciano: The demonstrations
stopped for a while. The Kate
commission was not acted on.
And about a year before the
1973 elections we had a large
meeting. Some thought we
should continue to use the same
means, and to remain a social
pressure group. Others argued
that we need our own leader-
ship and that we should solve
our problems through political
means. The decision was to be-
come political. For politics in
Israel vou need money. For a
strong organization you need
In addition, we needed some
other support in the Knesset.
We saw Shalom Cohen, former-
ly of the "Haolam Hazeh," as
our man. He recognized that the
Panthers represented significant
power, and that we had a base
and roots. He joined us and we
accepted him because of his
organizational talents and mon-
ey. United with him, we decided
to run for the Histadrut elec-
Government Okays
New Settlements
on the outside?
Marciano: Our major activ-
ities in the beginning were dem-
onstrations but since then we
have been slowly organizing,
establishing new local offices,
getting new members, putting
out newspapers, and so forth.
As for the activities, let me give
you an example: There are what
is called ma'abarot in Israel.
There are wooden bunks, that
lie like thorns inside of various
vallevs in Israel cities. It's dis-
gusting to live in these places,
and only criminals come out of
NOT ONE person from a ma'-
abara goes on to the university
or something equivalent. We
noticed that Ma'abarat Asbes-
tonim in Jerusalem was only
three or four kilometers (two
or three miles) from Rechavia,
a neighborhood of mainly Eu-
ropean descendants who Mve
comfortably. People near there,
however, are living like animals.
So we decided to teach the
people of Rechavia about the
other people. We went to Re-
chavia and took all the milk
from the houses' porches and
distributed it in the ma'abarot.
We gave each family 3 bottles
with a note describing what was
the situation of their children,
and calling for them to wake up
and cry out and not continue
to live indifferently.
The next morning, everyone
in Rechavia knew there was a
group which wouldn't allow
them to continue to act indif-
ferently toward the people liv-
ing miserably nearbv. In addi-
tion, we gave the people living
in the Ahbestonim the knowl-
edge that if they do things for
The government has approv-
ed two new settlement sites,
both on the eastern fringe of
the Samaria region of the
West Bank.
One is in the Jordan Val-
ley and the other in the hills
overlooking the Jordan rift.
The ministerial settlement
committee also decided that
the Nahal (para-military)
settlement of Kohav Hasha-
har in the same region
would be converted into a
civilian settlement.
more than usual significance
because it indicated that the
government continues to follow
the Allon plan which has come
under attack by militant na-
tionalist elements in determin-
ing its settlement policy.
The committee, headed by
Minister-Without-Portfolio Is-
rael Galili. also seemed to want
to demonstrate that govern-
ment approved settlement of
the West Bank is proceeding
without delay.
Negotiations continued, mean-
while, with the Gush Emunim
over alternative settlement sites
for the Kadum squatters.
UP TO NOW, the Gush have
refused to accept offers made
by the ministerial settlement
committee and insist on remain-
ing in the "heart of Samaria."
Government policy, guided by
the unofficial Allon plan, seeks
to create a string of Israeli set-
tlements in the Jordan Vallev
as a security barrier and to
avoid settlement in the Samar-
ian highlands where the large
Arab population centers are
During Sunday's Cabinet
meeting. Premier Yitzhak Rabin
flatlv rejected a demand by the
Gush Emunim that the Cabi-
net hold a full dress debate on
West Bank settlement policies
as a condition for their accept-
ance of a settlement she of-
fered by the government. The
Cabinet decided on May 9 to
offer the Gush squatters alter-
native sites. If they reject the
offer, they will be removed
from Kadum, by force if neces-
sary, the Cabinet said.
Aussies Join UNEF Guards
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) An Australian heli-
copter unit is to join the United Nations peace-keeping
force in the Sinai. The UN said today that the unit
comprising four Iroquois helicopters, nine pilots and 37
support personnel would arrive early the month in the
operational area of the force.
The Australian offer to provide the unit came after
the Secretary-General's report to the Security Council last
October that UNEF would require additional personnel and
Joseph Stefan, chairman and president
of the Miami National Bank, presents to
Norman S. KJein, secretary of Temple
Sinai of North Dade, a check for $250,000
"e bank is lending to the temple for the
Purchase of State of Israel Bonds. Look-
'" on (from left) are Ira Gelber, temple
trustee; George J. Berlin, treasurer; and
G(*n> Gerson, chairman of the Greater
Miami Israel Bond Organization. Milton
M Parson, Israel Bonds executive direc-
tor, noted that Temple Sinai is one of
the many congregations and other insti-
tutions which lend their support to Is-
rael's economic security by purchasing
a special S.S-percent-interest-bearing Is-
rael Bond.
Leah Rabin, wife of Israel's Prime Minister, cut the
ceremonial ribbon officially opening the Israel Tennis
Center. With her were (from left) Rubin Josephs, chair-
man of the board of governors and contractors' over-
seer; Pesah Belkin, Mayor of Ramat Hasharon; Avram
Feiger, chairman of the Israel Lawn Tennis Associa-
tion; Harold Landesberg, general chairman; Joseph D.
Shane (behind Mrs. Rabin), vice chairman of the Is-
rael Tennis Center; and Dr. William Lippy, vice chair-
man and chairman of fund-raising, Israel Tennis Center.

Page 8
The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater
Aliyah More Useful Than Money
But Hopes, Reality Don't Jibe
Friday, July l6
Aliyah Director Is Active Zionist
In mid-June Nahum Astar, Consul General of Israel in
Atlanta, wished an official Bon Voyage to 35 olim (emi-
grants) from the Miami area who are leaving this summer
to begin a new life in Israel.
Eliezer Kroll, shaliach (representative) in Miami of
the Israel Aliyah Center, anticipates an increase in emigra-
tion of 50 percent over last year and notes with pleasure
that a number of families are included. In 1975 more than
100 area residents emigrated to Israel and so far, in 1976,
more than 150 have done so.
FEW OLIM, however, says
Yehiel Leket, of the Israel Ali-
yah Center in New York, have
any genuine commitment. There
is a vast gap, he finds, between
expectation and reality, between
the oleh's often romantic ideal-
ism and his ability to sustain it
when confronted with the ac-
tuality of life in Israel.
Of the emigrants, 50 percent
are in the 19-to-29 age group,
which means they have no
first-hand memories of the Holo-
caust and thus no empathy with
what Israel represents to their
elders. Young people often go
experimentally, not recognizing
that life on a kibbutz is not like
eight weeks at summer camp.
sults of a five-year study of two
groups of oleh: those whose
ideology and commitment are
strong are likelier to stay in Is-
rael, despite hardship, discom-
fort and plain homesickness,
than are those who experience
what he calls "the gap in ex-
pectations and reality."
The proof is in the statistics:
of each 100 persons who emi-
grate from to the U.S. or Canada
to Israel with the intention of
living there permanently, 40
eventually return, 24 within the
first year. Of the 35 Miamians
leaving this summer, it thus can
be projected that eight will
leave Israel almost immediate-
ly, and six more will do so
within five years.
THE OVERALL return rate is
high, and many come back with
hopes tarnished. Tarnished, but
not destroyed because, Leket
says, some do go back again to
Israel, aware this time of the
financial, emotional, intellectual
costs of living and better pre-
pared to meet the demands of
each day's dailiness.
What can be done to diminish
the number of returnees, to in-
crease the numbers of those
who go and stay? The State
of Israel's eagerness to encour-
age immigration, Leket sayfc,
must be matched by the Israeli
people: they could and should
be far more helpful than they
tend to be in their contacts with
new arrivals from America and
Considerable effort is made
to some extent for admittedly
propaganda purposesto make
welcome and absorb immi-
grants from the Soviet Union,
Middle Europe and elsewhere.
But the effort where Americans
are concerned is negligible and
often negligent, discouraging,
AND YET we hear increas-
ingly that Soviet immigrants to
Israel often are not truly de-
dicated to life there, but rather
use their Israel visas as what
Leket calls "an escape from
Russia," frequently leaving Is-
rael quickly, sometimes not get-
ting there at all, having chang-
ed plans and planes in Vienna
or Rome.
Aliyah strengthens Israel's
economy, Leket insists, more
than money does, because it
provides desperately needed
manpower and skills, adds con-
siderable variety to the Israeli
lifestyle and quality of life, per-
mitting interaction among Jews
of many cultures and national
What would make aliyah more
oermanently attractive? Leket
and Kroll urge that Americans
not immediately try to live in
villages or small towns, mo-
shavim or kibbutzim but
rather acclimatize themselves
in cities or at least large towns
where the language problem is
minimal, where the "culture
shock" is necessarily less pro-
found, where at least some of
life's familiar aspects are vis-
ible and its demands tolerable.
ADJUSTMENT and orienta-
tion are easier, Leket adds, in
"ghettos," enclaves of Amer-
icans or other English-speakers
with whom communication Is
uncomplicated and who have
themselves experienced the new
arrivals' problems and adjusted
to them.
Leket and Kroll are therefore
grateful to those enthusiastic
olim who return here for a few
months' stay to share their ex-
periences of life in Israel, be-
cause this eyewitness account
of what-life-is-like-for-an-Amer-
ican provides advance orienta-
tion and encouragement, bol-
sters wavering commitment,
serves as a trustworthy eye-
opener. The view through a fel-
low American's eyes is neces-
sarily more valid than through
an Israel's.
"Olim-in-residence" in Miami
describe their personal experi-
ences, explain how to get about,
define problems new olim will
confront in obtaining housing,
jobs, education.
THEY PROVIDE Usts of what
should be taken and what left
behind, and explain that, while
bureaucracy abounds, taxes are
high and salaries low un-
contested deterrents to Amer-
icans used to high living stand-
ards free schooling through
tenth grade is available for im-
migrant children as is financial
assistance, there are tax breaks
of various sorts and, most im-
portant, life in Israel is filled
with compensations for the Jew
that life elsewhere is not.
The culture gaps and shocks
will diminish as more people go,
Leket continues, but aliyah, he
contends, is not sufficiently en-
couraged here by rabbis, tem-
ples, Jewish organizations.
"Rabbis and Federations and
other groups should raise
bodies, not money," he says, ad-
ding that "aliyah protects the
Jew against assimilation into
national cultures" and that the
Jew of any nationality who goes
to Israel tolive, to be a citizen,
"gains a sense of belonging as a
Jew in Ms own home" rather
than as a guest in someone
else's because he IS home."
"A Jew," he cone ludes ,
"should live in Israel to have a
better life as a Jew."
Israeli-born Yehiel Leket, the
new national director of the Is-
raeli Aliyah Center in New
York, became a member of Kib-
butz Mishmar David when he
was 18 and later studied phil-
osophy and political science at
the Hebrew University, grad-
uating in 1963. He served for
a year as youth leader in the
suburbs of Jerusalem, was om-
budsman for the Ministry of
labor and editor of its official
monthly publication.
From 1965 until he assumed
his current position, he was a
Ministry of Education spokes-
man and chairman of all gov-
ernment and public institution
spokesmen, as well as chairman
of the Young Leadership of the
Labor Party and its candidate
for Knesset.
activities. Leket has been a dele-
gate to the Zionist Congress ,
member of the Zionist ArH
Committee and Jewish Aden!!
Assembly and of the bojTrd^
directors of the Zionist Coun^
in Israel. ocu
Leket says that members or
the Israeli Diplomatic Corps anri
representatives of the Mining
of Foreign Affairs recently h*
begun offering their assists*
in promoting Aliyah. invitS
potential ohm (emigres) to sk-
cial briefings on foreign polia
and political affairs and provid
ing other pertinent information.
ELIEZER KROLL is shaliach
of the Israel Aliyah Center's re-
gional office in Miami, super-
vising the local Chug Aliyah an
organization of potential olim
affiliated with the nationwide
Association of American and
Canadians for Aliyah (AACA).
Golden Reelected ADL Commissioner
Alfred Golden was reelected
for the second two-year term as
national Anti-Defamation League
commissioner at the recent
B'nai B'rith District 5 conven-
tion in Baltimore.
District 5 encompasses all
the states from Maryland to
Florida, with a total member-
ship of approximately 25,000
Golden, who is a vice presi-
dent of Riverside Memorisl
Chapels, is a member of the
Dade County Personnel Advis-
ory Board, of the board of di-
rectors of Greater Miami Jewish
Federation and of the Jewish I
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale. He is an officer I
and member of the board of 1
directors of Temple Beth-El in
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h July 16, 1976
The Jewish Flondian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 9
J)id Poe Understand Hebrew? Sherman Katz Announces
Detroit lewUh Newa
American traditions have
I their roots in the Bible and in
I Hebraic traditions. The Found-
line Fathers were devoutly reli-
cs and their heritage was
I from ancient Israel.
They named their children
latter Bible characters. They
looked to Jerusalem as their
| spiritual haven.
The highly cultured even
learned Hebrew. Not only Ezra
Stiles of Yale University, who
authored a grammar and mas-
tered Hebrew. Others like him
were dedicated to the Hebrew
tongue, and knowledge of Bible
lore was like a compelling force
for teachers and students, for
diplomats and the clergy.
hold a leading position among
American writers who knew,
perhaps even mastered, He-
Impressively researched, "Bi-
blical Allusions in Poe," by
Prof. William Mentzel Forrest,
then the John B. Cary Memorial
Professor of Biblical History
and Literature at the University
of Virginia, published by the
Macmillan Co. in 1928, present-
ed interesting factual material
as an enlightenment on the sub-
Prof. Forrest makes a study,
and a very interesting one, of
Poe's spirituality, pantheism
and mysticism. He devotes chap-
ters to a review of Poe's refer-
ences to "death" "beyond
death" and "World end and
judgment," later proceeding to
a study of his prose and poetic
resemblances to the Bible and
devotes a chapter to "The Bible
in Poe."
OF UNUSUAL value for the
biblical student is the appendix,
in this case a very necessary
item in the study, coi ining
quotations, Hebraic phrases,
Scripture proper names and an
interesting section on the ques-
tion of whether Poe knew He-
The author makes a compari-
son, in discussing Poe's mysti-
cism, between the Jewish bi-
blical writers and Poe: "In the
case of both the Jewish writers
and Poe the explanation is found
in the contrast between what
was and what ought to be ac-
cording to their ideal. With Is-
rael the wailing arose from
measuring their condition by
the glorious rhapsodies concern-
ing national triumphs and splen-
dors which the early prophets
sang to them in times of calam-
"Thev had reestablished their
state after the Exile with such
hopes luring them on. Then
weary centuries wore away and
their enemies continued to rule
them instead of coming to lick
the dust at their feet. Prophetic
voices no longer spoke to them.
. Then arose the new order of
seers. In new fashion the hope
of Israel found voice; in strange
guise the mysteries of life were
expounded. The prophecies
were not to fail. God would yet
PROF. FORREST points to
the fact that the Bible in gen-
eral is against "vain repeti-
tions," and declares that "this
finds its precise analogy in Poe.
No man ever hated verbosity
more than he. None other ever
so appreciated the value of
brevity stories must be short;
poems must be short."
The refrain in "The Raven"
is compared to the refrain in
the 26 stanzas in Psalm 136,
"For his mercy endureth for-
ever." The double refrain, al-
though faintly suggested in Poe,
is traced to Psalm 107.
We learn from Prof. Forrest's
concluding section to his ap-
pendix that "numerous pas-
sages in Poe express or imply
some knowledge of Hebrew."
The author publishes a list of
references to these passages.
Candidacy for Judgeship
Youthful Israeli Wins Water
Competition in Luxembourg
BRUSSELS (JTA) A 16-year-old Israeli, Nir
Shamir, won the 200-meter swimming competition at the
Inter-European Youth Championship held in Luxembourg.
The young Israeli won two gold medals and was pronounc-
ed "best overall swimmer." The six-man Israeli team, four
boys and two girls, reached the finals. The competition
was attended by 1700 youngsters from Western Europe.
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Sherman A. Katz has an-
nounced his candidacy for the
office of Judge of the Circuit
Court, 17th Judicial Circuit, in
and for Broward County, Flor-
A resident of the City of
Hollywood since 1961, Katz was
a partner in the law firm of
Koenig and Katz of Davie, Flor-
ida, until 1974, when he semi-
retired; since that time he has
acted as a consultant to other
attorneys. In his 20-year legal
career he has specialized in
trial and appellate practice.
Included in his experience
was the drafting and obtaining
of charters from the state legis-
lature for the Bailey Drainage
District and Central Broward
Drainage District in Broward
County, and a Circuit Court
charter for the Bolles Drainage
District in Hendry County, all
of which he then served as
counsel. In other public capa-
cities he served as Municipal
Judge for Cooper City, sub-
stitute Town Attorney for Davie,
and arbitrator for the American
Arbitration Association.
Katz has announced that he
will not accept any campaign
contributions and will finance
his campaign from his personal
funds and act as his own cam-
paign committee. He stated that
in this way "if elected, I am
indebted to no special interests
and the public can be assured
of my impartiality and ad-
herence to the principle of a
judge avoiding even the ap-
pearance of impropriety."
Born in Uniontown, Pa., the
48-year-old candidate graduated
from the University of Pitts-
burgh in 1948 with a Bachelor
degree in economics. After col-
lege Katz served in the army
and during his two-year serv-
ice rose to the rank of Sgt. First
Class with the X Corps in Korea
and was awarded the Bronze
Star. During his service, Katz
decided to enter law school and
in 19SS received a Juris Doctor
degree from George Washington
University, Washington, D.C.,
where he was an editor of the
law review.
Katz has been admitted to
practice before the Courts of
Florida and Pennsylvania and
in the United States Supreme
Court and is a member of the
American Bar Association,
American Trial Lawyers Asso-
ciation, Broward County Trial
Lawyers Association, and Acad-
emy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
He has recommended said mem-
bership's as invaluable aids to
the lawver actively engaged in
trial practice.
In addition to his law prac-
tice. Katz has had extensive
business experience, including
being a founder and vice chair-
man of the board of Sterling
National Bank of Davie.
Katz said he believes that the
responsibility of a judgeship is
the highest honor that can be
eiven to a lawyer, and that if
elected, he would use both his
leeal and business backgrounds
in the efficient administration
of his court.
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has announced the appointment
of Richard Lott as commercial
sales manager. Lott was a man-
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in Southeast Florida.
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Page 10
The Jewisn Fioridian urta snofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, July i6, m
If Carter Elected, George Ball May Be Sec9y of State
In a recent television in-
terview, former Under Sec-
retary of State George W.
Ball modestly disclaimed re-
oorts that he was Jimmy
Carter's principal adviser on
foreign affairs and would be
his designee as Secretary of
State in the highly likely
event that Carter receives
the Democratic Party nomi-
nation and goes on to win
the presidency in November.
The Wall Street Journal,
reporting the interplay in
the Democratic camp, flatly
asserts that the former Un-
der Secretary of State "an-
gles for the top diplomatic
LETS HOPE that the Middle
East situation is not one of
those on which Carter turns to
Ball for guidance because Ball
has sh#wn himself to be one of
the country's moat vocal and
effective opponents of an Amer-
ican policy of all-out support
for Israel and, particularly, of
extensive military assistance so
long as Israel retains control of
the territories it occupied in
the 1967 Six-Day War.
He maintains that Israel's
hold of these areas is the rea-
son for the Arab refusal to
make peace. Ball recently went
on record expressing his con-
viction that massive American
military support for Israel rep-
resented one of the worst pos-
sible blunders of the Ford-
Kissinger diplomacy.
It would be difficult to re-
concile Carter's forceful pledge
of June 23 to "strengthen our
commitment to give Israel what-
ever defense mechanisms or
economic aid is necessary to
let them meet any potential at-
tack" with the selection of
George Ball as his Secretary of
GEORGE BALL has emerged
as the successor to former Sen.
J. William Fu lb right as the
country's most articulate intel-
lectual critic of Israel. If any-
thing. Ball goes further than
the Arkansan who conceded
during his last days in power
in Washington that there just
might be a case for Israel re-
taining control of some part of
the Golan Heights and for real
guarantees of freedom of pas-
sage for Israeli shipping in the
Red Sea.
Ball's most recent attack on
American Israel policy and on
Israel's stance appears in a new
book, "Diplomacy for a Crowd-
ed World," extracts of which
were published in the Saturday
Review. The extract, entitled,
"The Disenchantment With Kis-
iinger," deals in large part with
Secretary Kissinger's conduct
of the office to which Ball re-
putedly aspires.
A CENTRAL theme is Secre-
tary Kissinger's failure as
Ball sees it to work within
the framework of United Na-
tions Security Council Resolu-
tion 242 "on which." he said,
"the major parties to the con-
flict had agreed."
The Ball interpretation is that
this resolution would require
Israel to withdraw not only
from the Sinai Peninsula but
also from "the Gaza Strip, the
Golan Heights, the West Bank
of the Jordan, and Old Jeru-
Nowhere in the published ex-
cerpt does Ball explain why the
Jordanian Army's seizure of the
Old City in 1948 was valid al-
though bv UN decision Jeru-
salem was to have been inter-
nationalized, while the Israeli
liberation of the Old City in
1967 was an aggression that had
to be undone.
NOR DID he explain why the
Egyptian Army's crossing of the
international boundary to oc-
cupy the Gaza Strip in 1948 was
more valid than an Israeli oc-
cupation of the territory in 1967
which at least restored it to its
original status as part of Pales-
Efforts were made, Ball con-
ceded, to carry out Resolution
242 bnt none succeeded, he said,
"even though experience in
other situations had clearly
shown that, so long as Israel
continued to hold the occupied
territories, there could be no
lasting peace in the Middle
To support his thesis, Ball
quoted an Arab journalist "close
to Nasser" who reported that
the Arabs, "under Egyptian
leadership began immediately
after the 1967 cease-fire to pre-
pare the counter-offensive which
finally culminated in the 1973
October War."
BUT ISRAEL did not occupy
the disputed territories until
1967 and Ball, in the published
excerpts, does not explain why,
from IMS to 1967, the Arab
states continued to wage un-
declared war on Israel through
terrorist attacks on Israeli ter-
ritory mounted from Jordan,
Lebanon, Syria and the Egypt-
ian-held Gaza Strip, the shelling
of Israeli settlements in the
shadow of the Golan Heights by
Iraqi artillery, rifle and ma-
chine-gun fire from the Old City
by Jordanian forces, an eco-
nomic blockade of Israel which
included the barring from the
Suez Canal of vessels sailing to
or from Israeli ports.
Nor does his argument that
all the difficulties are due to
Israeli retention of Arab lands
explain or justify the Arab re-
fusal to discuss peace with Is-
rael during the 19 year interval
between establishment of the
Jewish State in 1948 and June
1967 when the Israelis hurled
back the invading armies of
three Arab states and occupied
the territories now in dispute.
Secretary Kissinger's big mis-
take in the Middle East. Ball
asserts, was that "instead of try-
ing to secure the enforcement
of that resolution (242) or using
it as the framework for a final
settlement, the Secretary sought
to exploit Egyptian anxiety for
a period or respite by arranging
a truce with only one of the
front-line Arab states." This be
accomplished, according to Ball,
in "a complex bargain with
largess for both sides."
THE NET result of the Amer-
ican (Kissinger) tactics in the
Middle East, according to Ball,
"will have been: (1) to side-
track any serious movement to-
ward a final solution and (2)
to give one party to the con-
flict a massive arsenal to de-
fend its continued occupation
of territories taken by force
without regard to accepted
principles of international law
or of the United Nations Char-
ter as interpreted by one Se-
curity Council resolution and
reaffirmed by another."
Comments Ball: "History will
not mark this down as the fin-
est hour for American diplo-
There is much to criticize in
Henry Kissinger's devious ac-
tivities in the Middle East, and
Israelis and American Jews may
have no little reason to suspect
that the Secretary has played
fast and loose with Israel's se-
curity in his efforts to put over
some grand plan for "a genera-
tion of peace."
has not hesitated to put cruel
pressures on Israel, but he has
at least recognized that Israel
alone is not to blame for the
state of affairs.
We may suspect that because
of his leverage on Israel he ex-
pects Israel to ante up the big-
ger share of the tab for a
of non-belligerency in the Mia
die ISast but that dS*
greatly from Ball's determin.
tion to push Israel back S
it. 1967 border, ***&
security on the good faith rf
the Arabs. w
Designation of George Ban u
Secretary of State would *
a greater danger to Israel thi
a new massing of Arab forca
on Israel's frontiers. There i,
something intriguing in the fact
that George Ball ia a partner *
the Lehman Brothers banking
firm, while the man who for
2S ye?r8 (?!ected Fran'
anti-Israel no lie y President
Georges Pompidou, had been
the president of the Rothschild
Bank in Paris.
Gotham Forms New Jewish Bod
The first organization in the
modern history of the New
York Jewish community to
unify the community's re-
sponse to its community re-
lations problems was an-
nounced here.
The Jewish Community
Relations Council of New
York was established by
Jewish community and or-
ganizational leaders because
of increasing awareness of
the severity of the problems
facing the Jewish commun-
ity, it was reported at a press
conference here. Its officers
were elected and its by-laws
adopted at a meeting last
ATTENDING the news con-
ference were Richard Ravitch,
the JCRC president, and four
vice presidents: Laurence A.
Tisch, chairman of the board of
the United Jewish Appeal-Fed-
eration of Jewish Philanthropies
Joint Campaign; Rabbi Israel
Miller, former chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organ-
izations; George Klein, member
of the board of the Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congregations
of America; and Daniel S. Sha-
piro, past president of the New
York chapter of the American
Administration Cold
To Zionist Plea
A meeting was sought by
a number of Jewish and non-
Jewish groups with Presi-
dent Ford to seek to persuade
him to arrange cancellation
of a permit to a local neo-
Nazi group to stage a "White
Power" rally in front of the
White House on the Bicen-
tennial weekend.
The permit for the rally,
scheduled for noon on July
3, was granted to the Nazis
by the Park Police.
SEN. J. GLENN Beall. Jr. (R.,
Md.) aided-the groups in the
effort to meet with the Presi-
dent. The groups included the
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica, the Shalom Gub, an or-
ganization of Holocaust surviv-
ors, the Silver Spring (Md.)
Jewish Center, the Gold Star
Mothers, the Gold Star Wives,
the Jewish War Veterans and
supporters from both Black and
white Christian groups.
Fred Schulman. public affairs
director for the ZOA in Wash-
ington, who is spokesman for
the groups, said "no group
should be allowed publicly to
urge the violation of the first
amendment rights of Blacks and
Jews, as the Nazis so consistent-
ly do."
HE NOTED that at a recent
Nazi White Power rally in Chi-
cago, 14 persons were injured,
32 arrested and an injunction
issued against Frank Collin, a
Nazi leader and his followers.
Schulman said the injunction
prohibits the urging "of the vio-
lation of the rights of Blacks hi
the area, where such action is
directed to inciting or producing
imminent lawless action and is
likely to incite or produce such
Dubow Named Controller
Of Jewish Federations
The appointment of S. Allan
Dubow as controller and direc-
tor of office administration of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions and Welfare Funds, Inc..
has been announced by Philip
Bernstein. Council executive
vice president
Jewish Committee.
Malcolm Hoenlein, executive
director of the Greater New
York Conference on Soviet Jew-
ry, was named JRC executive
Officials said New York, which
has the world's largest Jewish
community and is headquarters
for many national and interna-
tional Jewish organizations, has
been the only major city with-
out a central Jewish community
relations coordinating agency.
new JCRC was provided by the
Federation in the form of a spe-
cial grant for two years. Offi-
cials said financial support will
also be received through mem-
bership fees and independert
Ravitch said that many Jew-
ish organizations "have sepa-
rately tried to cope with mat-
ters which universally affect
the New York Jewish commu-
nity, including neighborhood
stability, police relations, rela-
tions with other ethnic groups,
loss of jobs and security arising
from the city's fiscal crisis, leg-
islation and other matters relat-
ing to the continuity and vitality
of Jewish life in New York
Adding that each organiza-
tion has "traditionally spoken
for itself alone," he said that
the JCRC "hopefully will have
the funds and the organization-
al support to act effectively and
in a unified fashion on all mat-
ters of vital interest to the Jew-
is community."
SHAPIRO SAID that "we have
been at all times mindful of the
fact that the autonomy of each
of the organizations participat-
ing be respected and that we do
not in any way derogate from
that. Nevertheless, the New
York Jewish community facet
unprecedented challenges, ud
it has become essential to rec-
ognize the need for an over*!
coordinating mechanism con-
cerned wtti community rela-
Hoenlein said that "at a time
when we face unprecedented
problems, it is all the more im-
portant that we be able to mo-
bilize our resources and
strengths for considered delibra-
tion and coordinated action."
Other JCRC officers include
Jack Weiler, chairman of the
Joint Distribution Committee,
honorary JCRC president; Max-
well Raab, president of Temple
Emanuel, vice president; Irving
Silverman, president of the
United Synagogue Metropoliun
Region, treasurer; and Irving
Husin, honorary president of
the New York Federation of Re-
form Synagogues, secretary.
FOUNDING member organ-
izations of the JCRC include the
American Jewish Committee.
American Jewish Congress. Jew-
ish Labor Committee, Jewish
War Veterans. National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions United Synagogue of
America. Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of Amer-
ica, Federation of Jewish Phil-
anthropies. Labor Zionist Al-
liance, and the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America.
Also, the United Jewish Ap-
peal. Hadassah. New York Board
of Rabbis. National Council of
Young Israel. Workmen's Circle,
Council of Jewish Organization!
in Civil Service, and the bo-
rough-wide Jewish Community
Councils of the Bronx, Queens
and Staten Island. Hoenlein said
other organizations are expect-
ed to ioin in the coming months.
It was reunion time this month for three sisters of Delta
Phi Epsilon Sorority at the University of Florida, class
of 1967. Susan Nacht Schwartz (center), formerly of Mi-
ami and Plantation and now of Huntsville, Ala., visited
in Hollywood with longtime friends Bonnie Willner
Brooks (left) and Patti Goldin Lurie, who is a graduate
student in the Barry College School of Social Work and
a staff member at Hollywood Memorial Hospital

ay, July 16, 1976
The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 11
Lust for Money Explains Agnew's Stand
Part II in Series
lney, vengefulness, latent
Iti. Semitism, hypocrisy,
[d insensitivity are among
planations for Spiro T.
mew's anti-Semitic attacks
[bis writing and interviews
iinst the American media
U.S. policy of support
llTiis is the same Agnew
lorn Jews helped become
Lernor of Maryland from
jjere he leaped to the Vice
ksidency and came within
Ut of occupancy of the
fate House itself. Jews
Lre among his most im-
[rtant associates while he
L in office at Annapolis
Id later in Washington. He
(also the same Agnew who,
her his disgrace, engaged
I the lucrative business re-
ked to Arabs and now says
i always thought U.S. pol-
towards Israel was
Ia MEASURE of the range of
views is the difference in the
opinions of Victor Gold, Agnew's
press man for three years when
he was Vice President, and Wil-
liam Safire, a former White
House speech writer for Richard
Nixon and a colleague of Agnew
in his heyday. Safire. now a
New York Times columnist, says
"the Ted Agnew of 1970 was
neither anti^Zionist nor anti-
What "turned him around" is
his "embittered" reaction to
Jewish businessmen in Balti-
more who became state wit-
nesses against him in Mary-
land's political scandals and
forced him to resign the Vice
Presidency in disgrace.
Gold contends Agnew's "ren-
dering of variations on a theme
by the Grand Kleagle has no-
thing to do with more ideological
conviction" but "it has to do
with selling Spiro Agnew. high
bidder take all, until a better
offer comes alone, of course."
AGREEING with both Gold
and Safire, a Baltimore Jewish
community leader familiar with
Agnew's Maryland career told
JTA both revenge and profit are
behind Agnew's spewing. Ag-
new's purpose, he said, is "crass
commercialism to sell his book
and further his business inter-
Baltimore City Comptroller
Hyman Pressman, who opposed
Agnew in 1966 as an independ-
ent candidate for governor, but
supported him in the 1972 elec-
tion, sees Agnew as a business-
man pleasing Arabs because he
"has attempted to make profit
from the oil barons and cur-
rently is continuing on that
road even if he has to foment
hatred against the Jews."
A member of the prosecution
staff that brought Agnew's dis-
grace remarked to JTA. "I'll be
damned if I know what moti-
vates him." He said he saw no
trace of anti-Semitism in Agnew
during the prosecution "but
then we didn't look for that.
But that it does exist is evident
by his book and the words from
his mouth on television."
said, in his interview with NBC's
Barbara Walters that blew up
the dirty storm, that he has
been against support for Israel
and pro-Arab all along. He
nointed out that when he made
his trip to the Middle East as
Vice President he avoided Is-
ael as a tell-tale sign of his
views but he could not express
his feelings at the time for
nragmatic political reasons.
The Washington Star cartoon-
ist Oliphant may have caught
the cynicism and hypocrisy as-
sociated with Agnewism. He
showed Agnew at a table with
copies of his novel piled about
Behind is a placard saying
Agnew will autograph the books.
Addressing him is a customer
who asks: "Would you please
write ... 'to one of my best
friends, Hymie Weinberg, with
warm and affectionate regards
from your great admirer,
Spiro' ?"
AGNEW'S insensitivity was
indicated by Hyman Bookbinder
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee. He recalled Agnew tell-
ing a group of Jewish leaders
"literally six times" in a 45-
minute get-acquainted meeting
after he had become Vice Presi-
dent that "some of my best
friends are Jews" but "ne did
not know what those words
meant to us."
In another example of his
traits. Gold recalls that Agnew
on June 13, 1972, received "with
no reluctance whatever" a pla-
que shaped like a mezuzah from
the Religious Zionists of Amer-
ica. The same Agnew a year
earlier, Gold pointed out, had
accepted from his host in Saudi
Arabia, King Faisal, a copy of
the Protocols of the Elders of
If Agnew's motivations are
uncertain, the quality of bis
novel is definite. "Despite all
the speculation to the contrary,
says Christopher Lehmann-
Haupt in The New York Times.
"Agnew appears to. have writ-
ten it all by himself. In fact,
it is an insult to the writing
profession to suggest that any-
one was paid to help perpetrate
this bilge."
Washington Star, characterized
the "trash" with its "rampant
anti-Semitism" this way: "The
plot requires a suspense of rea-
son for any reader who is not a
cardcarrying believer in the
Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
Which is what Agnew received
from King Faisal!
Most troublesome about Ag-
newism to some students of
American history over the past
50 years is that there exists
within the American people a
large and appreciative audience
for the demagoguery that Ag-
new now manifests. His motiva-
tions may be confused or cynical
and his allegations are easily
refuted by facts. But Father
Coughlin and Joe McCarthy
strode the national horizons
without foundations for their
charges and they won follow-
ings more huge and dangerous
than themselves.
fsrael, Bonn Come Gush Policy 'Irreversible'
o Economic Terms
IBONN (JTA) Israeli
tign Minister Yigal Allon
. his West German counter-
it, Hans-Dietrich Genscher,
ned an agreement here aimed
[strengthening and expanding
tonomic relations between Is-
1 and the Federal Republic.
|The agreement includes mea-
ts to promote and safeguard
fest German investments in
ael and the exchange of in-
flation and other measures
t would assist Israeli exports
i West Germany.
| ALLON ARRIVED here at the
ad of Israel's delegation to
first meeting of the Israel-
fest German Joint Economic
nmission established earlier
1 the year to increase bilateral
[The commission is composed
[high ranking Israeli and Ger-
political and economic
srs During his stay here,
had meetings with Chan-
or Helmut Schmidt, former
ncellor Willy Brandt and
lelmuth Bohl, leader of the
aristian Democratic opposi-
< oarty who said he would
it Israel after the elections.
| Political rather than eco-
nic matters were stressed in
ches by Genscher and Al-
t a dinner given in honor
the visiting Israeli minister
the West German Foreign
[GENSCHER, who greeted Al-
' "my respected colleague
' dear friend, Yigal," called
' "concessions by both sides,"
^nd the Middle East conflict
Tjich affects or burdens all of
LJje "id that leading Arab pol-
ws who have visited West
"wy have made it dear
they no longer questioned
*" existence, and "in this
** 't seems an important
dnwa hu ,nde<1 be"1
Fya, making It easier for
"*' to take the steps neces-
T'trom its side for a peace
I* Mid West Germany has
*ealy made clear its posi-
* deluding Israel's right to
; and "what is needed is to
" of strive vigorously for a compre-
hensive peace settlement."
IN HIS speech, Allon deliv-
ered a vigorous defense of
Zionism which he described as
the Jewish response to "the
most terrible abomination, the
Holocaust which die Hitler re-
gime brought upon as."
He said that "Zionism incor-
porated the wish to build a fu-
ture in which such tragedies
would be avoided. It represents
the best in modern Judaism,"
and "no malicious distortion
and no downright lies can alter
this truth even when the oppo-
site is decided three times week-
ly at relevant and irrelevant
meetings, including the institu-
tion which calls itself the United
ALLON SAID Israel "rejected
totally" the possibility of a
stalemate in peace moves. It
would prefer immediate peace
negotiations, but if the condi-
tions for this are not yet ripe,
Israel is prepared "to conclude
a far-reaching political agree-
ment combatting the specter of
a new war and the enmity of
our neighbors."
The economic agreement sign-
ed here included provisions for
the establishment of a Trade
Center in Israel to keep Israeli
manufacturers informed of ex-
port possibilities in West Ger-
many and to provide them with
vital information about the West
German market.
The pact also provides the
benefits normally granted to de-
veloped countries, including
subsidies for exhibitions of Is-
raeli goods in West Germany
and visits by West German ex-
perts to Israel.
AN AD HOC working group
will be set up to examine ques-
tions of industrial cooperation
between the two countries, espe-
oiallv In the chemical, elec-
tronics and metal sectors, in-
dustrial research and develop-
ment and trade promotion.
The two delegations discuss-
ed the Arab boycott. According
to an official communique, the
German side "reiterated its posi-
tion considering the boycott an
obstacle to trade and a practice
incompatible with its policy of
a fir* economy.'*
The Gush Emunim movement
is "championing a dangerously
irreversible policy" toward the
administered areas. Rabbi Saul
Berman, of the Stern College
for Women, told the 64th annual
convention of Young Israel
Bat he agreed with Rabbi
Fabian Schonfeld, immediate
past president of the Rabbinical
Council of America, that Gush
Emunim had matched Zionist
feelings to action in its deter-
mination to oppose Israeli with-
drawal from the West Bank.
the 600 delegates that the Gosh
Emunim policy was an Amer-
ican issue "because of the ac-
tions of the Secretary of State."
He argued that if Secretary of
State Henry A. Kissinger had
not stopped Israeli forces dar-
ing the Yom Kippur War, there
would not have been a Gash
He said he supported Gush
Emunim because it was the only
group in Israel to oppose the
wishes of Kissinger and "to tell
him 'no'."
Herman Rosenbaum of New
York, who was elected to a third
term as president of the organ-
ization of Orthodox synagogues,
challenged American Jewish
critics of Israeli policy, de-
nouncing Breira, an organiza-
tion of American Jews which
urges debate on that policy.
ROSENBAUM assailed "those
who would criticize the govern-
ment of Israel from the sanc-
tuary of distant shores," citing
critics like those of Breira "who.
7,000 miles away in safety and
comfort, direct others."
Rabbi Israel Miller, former
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations and for-
mer president of the American
Zionist Federation, addressing
one of the weekend sessions,
urged the Young Israel move-
Foreign Aid Bill
Compromise Battle
Coming to Close
The House on June 29 adopted
by a 238-169 vote a 1977 for-
eign aid bill totaling $4 95 bil-
lion, including $1,735 billion for
Israel. The Senate is expected
to act on it very soon. The ap-
propriation for Israel for the
fiscal year which starts Oct. 2
includes $1 billion in foreign
military credit sales, of which
half can be forgiven, and $735
million in economic aid.
The bill also provides $700
million for Egypt, $70 million
for Jordan and $80 million for
Syria, all of it in economic aid.
Jordan will also receive addi-
tional funds under the military
assistance, the international
military education and training,
and the military credit sales
programs, but the specific sums
were not earmarked.
IN ADDITION. S35 million
will be available for the Middle
East in a special requirements
fund. But the bill bans use of
any of this money for the Unit-
ed Nations Relief and Works
Agency for Palestine Refugees
in the Near East.
The Senate June 29 by a voice
vote adopted the $5.6 billion
foreign aid bill for the 1976 fis-
cal year which ended June 30
and the transitional quarter be-
tween the 1976 and 1977 fiscal
years. The bill was approved
earlier by the House. It has
now gone to President Ford for
his signature. This bill includes
$275 million in transitional
quarter aid for Israel.
A dispute between the Ford
Administration and Congres-
sional supporters of Israel over
the transitional quarter fund-
ing had delayed the adoption
of the foreign aid programs.
ment to join the American Zion-
ist Federation.
But Rabbi Samuel Fink of
Brooklyn said he doubted that
the Young Israel membership
would have any input in the
AZF and suggested there might
be "considered religious rea-
sons" against joining the AZF.
MILLER TOLD the delegates
that "at a time when the Zion-
ist cause has come under in-
creasing, concerted attack, it is
important that all of us pull
together in support of Israel
and Zionism."
He said the AZF included
groups representing a wide
range of political beliefs and
religious affiliations and added
that "it is exactly to provide for
the unitv of such diverse groups
and thus to strengthen our sup-
on for Israel, that the Federa-
tion exists." The convention did
not act on the proposal for af-
\miii Furious
Over Ingratitude
Continued from Page 1
returning noine with the freed
hostages stopped over in Ken-
ya, where officials later report-
ed that one of the injured died.
Borne back dead were two
other Israelis. Ida Borkhovitch
and Jacques Mimouni. In addi-
tion, there were 11 less serious-
ly injured Israelis immediately
taken to hospitals outside Tel
Aviv on their return here.
Israel television and Kol Yis-
rael, reporting the miraculous
operation, said that in all there
were 61 Israelis freed, 21
French, a number of Jews with
dual nationalities carrying Is-
raeli passports, and the Air
France crew.
sharp contrast in their report
about what occurred in Kam-
pala to the formal statement
made after the hijacking and
the flight to Libya and then
Kampala by Commandant Mi-
chel Bacos, 52. pilot of the Air
France jet.
At the time, Bacos praised
Amin, particularly "for his con-
stant concern designed to in-
sure our security, our material
comfort w Hr -V"

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F"day. July 16, ij
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Graator Miami Rabbinical AaMdatfen
Dr. MUx A. Lipachitz Rabbi Robert J. Orkand
devoted to discussion of themes and issues relevant to Jewish life past and present
Genuine Versus Ersatz Judaism
Inside Judaica
Temple Sinai, Hollywood
We often read on the show
cards of advertising firms the
slogan "Beware of Substitutes,
Insist on the Genuine Article."
These words may well be ap-
plied not only to the business
world, but to matters affecting
Judaism as well.
There was a time when being
a Jew meant that one earned
the status not so much by mere
birth, but as by his Jewish way
of life. When we spoke of Jew-
ishness or Yiddishkeit, it could
mean only one thing: the faith,
the ideals, the traditions the
code of the Jewish religion by
which one lived. But of late the
term Jewishness has come to
mean something else altogether.
People claim that they show
Jewishness through philan-
throphy alone or through com-
munity affiliation with other
Jews, such as membership in
lodges or fraternal groups or a
Zionist organization. Some iden-
tify their Jewishness by the
Jewish food they eat. Dr. Max
Nordau called them "Bauch
ALL OF these are, of course,
admirable only when they are
within the frame of the Torah.
But when these activities are
removed from the frame of To-
rah, then their Jewishness be-
comes a mere matter of some
time or community pressure
which cannot long endure.
There was a time, for exam-
ple, when such Jewish fraternal
societies known as "Landsmann-
shoften" enjoyed vast member-
ships and their meetings were
very well attended.
The picture today is not en-
couraging at all. It takes often
an urgent crisis to arouse the
people within these groups.
Our sages expressed lW '' la-
tion in these words: Jewishness
which is dependent on some-
thing temporary, when that
something temporary disap-
pears, the attachment to Jew-
ishness goes with it. The only
institution in Jewish life which
is constant and permanent is
our religious way of life.
To a religious Jew, Torah is
as indispensable as the air he
breathes. The Jew who is truly
guided by Torah will always
practice charity, devotion to the
land and the people of Israel;
but the Torah being removed,
their program, what they have
left, is charity without Torah,
nationalism without Torah,
lodges without Torah, which for
a time may be strong and crea-
tive, but only for a time.
YOU CANNOT inspire the
young generation merely with
language, cultural values or a
nationalism which is a product
of anti-Semitism. It is only an
attachment to Torah which will
guarantee that our children be-
come concerned with the wel-
fare of the Jewish people and
the land of Israel.
Many prominent Jews of the
19th century who were very
philanthropic in their day have
descendants who are today
members of the Episcopalian or
the Catholic Churches because
their link with Judaism was
only philanthropy.
Ou' sages express this basic
concept of Jewish survival when
they say, "Israel, the Torah and
God are one." As the fish can-
not live without water and as
man cannot live without air, the
Jew cannot live without his faith
in God and devotion to the
eternal values of our Torah.
Q: Why is the afternoon
prayer service called "Min-
A: A variety of reasons are
advanced for this name. Some
feel the name "Minchah" comes
from the verb "to lead." The
meaning would thus be that this
service, or the sacrifice which
once accompanied it, "leads" a
person to the Almighty.
Another source (Oruch ha-
Shulchan 232) claims that the
term Minchah means a "gift."
The implication is that original-
ly once a day, or one service
of prayer a day, would have
been sufficient. This would have
been an obligation and the in-
dividual would be offering the
sacrifice of the morning or the
morning prayer service as a
payment for a debt (see Maimo-
nides. Tefillah 1:2).
The Jewish tradition added
th* aft,rn'wvi orav"r a* n
added obligation. This added
duty is comparatively a gift that
is offered bv the worshipper. It
is also contended that "Min-
chah" is a term which refers to
the specific time of day when
the prayer is offered. The term
would then come from a root
meaning to "rest," to "recline"
or to "decline." The meaning,
then, is that this is the time of
day when the sun descends or
declines from its height reached
during the noon hour.
to 6 ii
Q: Whv is the evening
prayer service referred to by
the name "Maariv"?
A: The original name was
"Arvith" while the name "Ma-
ariv" as used to refer to this
service is supposed to have
been first used in the 16th cen-
tury. It is contended that the
term Maariv was used because
the first benediction of the
evening service uses this word
as its main theme, extolling the
Almighty who (Maariv) "brings
on" the evening.
This is an acknowledgment
that it is the Almighty who
brings about the change in the
nature of the day from "day-
time" to "evening." There are
some Who consider the meaning
of the word "Maariv" to mean
"to blend." -In this sense it be-
comes obvious that the night
does not occur abruptly.
Rather there is a twilight in
which both day and night blend
with each other. The Almighty
thus brings about this shift in
the nature of time in a gradual
fashion so as not to shock the
human observer with sudden
False Labels On American Jews
RABBI MORRIS A. SKOP Temple Sholom, Pompano Beach
On July 4th we American Jews joined with our fellow
citizens in commemorating our Bicentennial. Despite our
tragic history filled with indelible memories of Inquisitions,
pogroms, crematoria and a flood of intermarriages, we
American Jews take pride in living in a free America,
where some 6 million citizens are known as Jews and com-
prise the largest aggregate of Jewish people ever to live
in a land with equal rights and liberty of conscience.
But the labels which Jews
carry are often false and mis-
leading. As we face the last
quarter of our century, serious
efforts are beine made to iden-
tify the "way of life" as Amer-
ican Jews. Reform Jews have
been veering to the right in
Jewish traditions, introducing
their new prayerbook and tra-
ditional ceremonies practiced
by Conservative and Orthodox
Conservative Jews have
strayed from the observance of
Kashrut and strict Sabbath ob-
servance, eating at public res-
taurants, riding on the Sabbath
and Holy Days, and innovating
English-language prayers and
music at their services.
Many Orthodox Jews recog-
nize that changes in ritual and
custom are necessary for a
meaningful Judaism, and are
old Halacha to an American-
Jewish way of life.
Many so-called Reform Jews
live a Conservative Jewish way
cf life, many Conservative Jews
are as Reform in their ideology
as Reform Jews. Many Orthodox
Jews like the label, but prac-
tice liberal Judaism in their
daily living.
The labels in America are
false labels. But being in the
third generation of American
citizenship, changes are taking
place and efforts are being
made to develop an American
Efforts are being made to
make the labels more honest.
Answers are being sought by
thinking Jews: What does a Re-
form Jew believe and how does
he actually practice his Juda-
ism? What are Conservative
Jews using as guidelines for
their middle-of-the-road ap-
seeking to adjust the centuries
proach to Halacha Jewish
Law and what changes are
urgent upon Conservative Jew-
ish living?
Even Orthodox Jews know
that changes must be made.
Blessed with a free America,
we may yet see an American
Judaism emerginp
Q. What is the Jewish at-
titude toward medicine?
A. From the beginning of
their history until modern times
Jews have exercised a tremen-
dous influence on the develop-
ment of medical science. They
have always been solicitous in
their care of the sick and have
held the medical profession in
great esteem.
In ancient times medicine and
religions were closely connect-
ed. The priests were the cus-
todians of public health, the
Encyclopaedia Judaica says. The
dispute as to the propriety of
human interference in sickness,
regarded as divine retribution,
ceased to trouble the Jews. Ra-
ther, they came to regard the
physicians as the instrument
through whom God could effect
the cure.
Jewish physicians, therefore,
considered their vocation as
spiritually endowed and not
merely an ordinary profession.
By the same token, great de-
mands were made on them and
the ethical standards have al-
ways been very high.
The importance of medicine
and physicians among the Jews
is best seen in the long line of
rabbi physicians that started
during the Talmudic period and
continued until comparatively
recently. According to the EJ,
various factors were responsit,
for this combination of proM
sions. Medicine was sanctior
by Biblical and Talmudic
and had an important bear
upon religious matters.
Since teaching or studj
the word of God for reward \
not considered ethical, the pi
tice of medicine was most of
chosen as a means of liveliho
This trend was further streni
ened by the fact that during]
greater part of the Mid
Ages, Jews were excluded fr
almost all other occupations
eluding public office, and m
cine was left as one of the
dignified occupations by whk!
they could earn their living.
Jews have contributed
medicine, both by the creatic
of new medical concepts and
the transmission of medic,
knowledge. It was through
Medieval Jewish physicia
translators that the medic
knowledge of the East and mu<
of ancient Greek medical lot
was preserved and transmits
to the West.
During the last two centuru
Jews throughout the world hav,
excelled not only in the pac
tice of medicine but in all fiel
of medicine research and tei
ing. It is significant, the En
clonaedia Judaica believes,
over 20 percent of all wir
of the Nobel Prize for Med j
are Jewish.
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saying: 'Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aar
the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the cl
dren of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sal
among them, so that I consumed not the children
Israel in My jealousy. Wherefore say: Behold, I
unto him My covenant of peace; and it shall be uj
him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of
everlasting priesthood'" (Numbers 25.10-13). The cj
dren of Israel were commanded to do battle with
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The Jewish FloridUm and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 13
Why Won't Smathers Eye MaeNamara? 'T
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Continued from Page 4
the Pentagon, the jetfighter
and bomber manufacturers, the
i.'jrms merchants, the oil cartel-
Its, the communications mono-
polists, the agriculture satraps
they, of course, have no inter-
est in money whatsoever.
BUT NEVER fear, Jefferson
Davis Lee offers Hans Tanzler
to the proper Floridian in a
paragraph of consolation, "Jack-
sonville's impressive mayor,"
whose "Arian lineage (sic),
A nan name (sic) and Arian at-
titudes (sic) will make him a
natural contrast to his non-
Aria n (sic) opponent from Dade
County," meaning "Miami (Jew)
Bob" and his "fat interest ev-
ery day."
What is the "Florida Educa-
jr"? On its surface, it is a
(ewspaper whose illiterate mis-
spellings tell us something
about why the Florida school
system is one of the worst in
the nation.
Its editor is Robert B. Nor-
ris, and editorial offices are in
Presumably, the "Florida Pro-
fessional Educator" is the pub-
lication of the Florida Profes-
sional Educators, an organiza-
tion formed in April, 1975 as
an alternative for teachers to
Florida's law giving public em-
ployees the right to collective
bargaining a law that has
pAied the way to attempts to
ionize the teaching profes-
sion throughout the state, which
many teachers oppose as un-
THE "LEE" column is espe-
cially controversial because
the February edition of the
Florida Professional Educator"
was the first newspaper pub-
lished by the Florida Profes-
sional Educators organization,
and hence a poor showcase for
its ideals.
President of the FPE is Ed-
ward J. Arahill, principal of
Killian High School in Miami,
who has repudiated the column
by declaring that "We just can't
i -ve that kind of image," a no-
[hle expression of anguish at the
"rospect of anti-Semitism in his
backyard if ever I heard one.
Then where were Arahill and
his organization when "Lee"
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did his dirty work? "It slipped
by us in getting this paper out,"
he has declared in a monumen-
tal dangling modifier, an atro-
cious error in English gram-
mar, than which there are few
more heinous.
SOME SUP. But Arahill did
identify the pseudonymous
"Lee" as David MacNamara, as-
sistant to Secretary of State
Bruce Smathers.
Why such a politically-inspir-
ed column, with its obvious
prejudices, partisan and reli-
gious, should have been pub-
lished by the "Florida Profes-
sional Educator" in the first
place is a question that has yet
to be asked.
Why the assistant to the Sec-
retary of State should have al-
legedly written it in the second
place (is he an educator?) has
also to be asked.
BUT THE Florida office of
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith had a battery of its
own questions to ask, including
inquiries into a whole host of
conflicting statements that have
since emerged out of the "Lee"
turkey that no one seems will-
ing to answer:
As editor and publisher of
the "Florida Professional Edu-
cator," Robert Norris most re-
cently assumed responsibility
for writing the column, but in
earlier statements, he was quot-
ed as saying that Smathers' as-
sistant (MacNamara) "did give
me the column." Why the
switch in stories?
On one occasion, Norris
confessed that the column
"came from the Secretary of
State's office, but I do not know
who wrote it." Later, he said,
"I did not get more than one
or two words or sentences from
MacNamara." Which, if either,
is true?
O Killian's Dr. Arahill main-
tains his position that MacNa-
mara is the pseudonymous
"Lee." Whoever the writer was,
why did Norris publish it at all?
And if, as it is now alleged,
Norris' intentions were bigoted,
doesn't the Florida Profession-
al Educators organization have
an editorial board that could
have rejected the article for its
MacNamara denies all
statements implicating him in
the "Lee" column's writings and
anti-Semitic sentiments. Thus,
in effect, he brands Publisher
Norris as a liar. But, as the
ADL has written to Secretary
of State Smathers, Norris will
not comment "on any possible
knowledge- he may have regard
ing the authorship of the col-
umn." Why?
0) Smathers concedes in con-
tacts with the ADL that Norris
and MacNamara are "the only
competent evidence which I
have in the case." But Sma-
thers seems unwilling to move.
Is their conflicting evidence
sufficient for him to make a
unilateral decision?
WHAT THE Anti-Defamation
League is now calling for is a
non-judicial proceeding in
which MacNamara, Norris and
Arahill can confront one anoth-
er with sworn testimony regard-
ing the anti-Semitic "Lee" col-
umn and in which, as Arthur
N. Teitelbaum, director of the
ADL's Southern Area, has writ-
ten to Smathers, "the parties
may question one another un-
der oath."
The ultimate question the
ultimate unsupplied answer
is Smathers and his failure to
react to this net of religious
filth and obvious prevarication
in the name of a cover-up.
One would think that Smath-
ers, as a high Florida State of-
ficial, would want the role of
his assistant clarified in an is-
sue where his assistant should
have played no role at all in
the first place and where, once
having played it, he is now al-
leged to be the author of Hit
lerian sentiments down to the
last misspelUng of the key
Aryan word.
SO LONG as Smathers re-
mains coy, he encourages Flor-
ida's not so-educated educators
to educate our state's teachers
in the ways of bigotry- Add this
to the natural illiteracy among
some of them, and you have a
potent weapon with which to
crush our kids some more. The
public schools are bad enough
these days.
William Calhoun Baggs would
surely have had a possum
story in ultimate commentary
on this coon rurkev.
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israeli
forces intercepted and killed
three terrorists who tried to
infiltrate Israeli territory from
Jordan. A military spokesman
said the terrorists came from a
base in Syria. He said that con-
tact was made shortly before
midnight north of the Adam
Bridge across the Jordan River.
The infiltrators were detected
by an Israeli patrol and killed
in a brief exchange of gunfire.
Three Kalachnikov assault ri-
fles, a silencer and other equip-
ment were found on the bodies.
There were no Israeli casual-
first in seven months with ter-
rorists using Jordan as a cor-
ridor to enter Israel. The last
such incident occurred south of
the Dead Sea.
Brotherhood Convention Planned
Delegates and their wives
from all parts of the United
States, Canada and atjroad are
expected to attend the 26th
biennial convention of the Na-
tional Federation of Temple
Brotherhoods, Nov. 10 to 14 at
the Diplomat Hotel in Holly-
Nationally prominent person-
alities will discuss crisis prob-
lems facing Jewry and the com-
munity at the opening session
and closing banquet.
The NFTB is the service or-
ganization of 500 temple men's
clubs, with 75,000 members, and
is affiliated with the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
About 1,000 delegates will at-
tend the convention, the theme
of which is "Proclaim Liberty."
JOSEPH NAROT, rabbi of
Temple Israel in Miami, will
speak at the Nov. 11 luncheon
on "The Contribution of Jews
in the Last 200 Years in Amer-
Rabbi Alexander Schindler, of
New York, president of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
eregations, will deliver the Fri-
day night convention sermon at
an installation service in Tem-
ple Beth El, Hollywood.
Nineteen training seminars
for brotherhood leaders are
scheduled at the four-day meet-
ina. Panel discussions on con-
troversial issues also are on
the agenda, as well as showings
of Jewish Chautauqua Society
New national officers and
board members will be elected.
The new board will be briefed
and organized at the Sunday
morning breakfast meeting.
Tennis, Everyone!
Registration is open for mem-
bership in the tennis complex
at the new Michael-Ann Russell
ami Beach.
Donald J. Reiff, president of
the Jewish Community Centers
of South Florida, made the an-
nouncement and added that the
Pro lighting on the nine courts
permits night as well as day-
time tennis.
able as are clinics for children
and adults. Social events for
tennis members are also plan-
On Sunday, July 18, from 9
a.m. to noon, Ray Mitchell, the
tennis director, will be on hand
to meet everyone. Refreshments
will be served and tennis play-
For information on annual
membership and fees, call Eve-
lyn Freilich at the Michael-Ann
Russell Jewish Community Cen-
honored at a banquet Saturday
night sponsored by the Jewish
Chautauoua Society, the educa-
tional protect of the NFTB.
Chautauqua will also endow
a new resident lectureship in
Judaic studies at Barry College
that night, which will be ac-
cented bv Sister Trinita Flood,
college president. A new JCS
film will be previewed. Robert
Gordon, a local banker, will
srve as chairman of the affair
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, July 16, 197
Ford Hails Entebbe Raid
WASHINGTON In a letter
sent to Israel Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin on the success-
ful completion of the raid Sun-
day, President Gerald Ford ex-
pressed "the great satisfaction"
of the American people over
the commando raid to free hos-
tages from the Palestinian hi-
jacking of an Air France jet.
President Ford noted in his
letter that the rescue "thwarted
a senseless act of terrorism."
IN A White House briefing bled Rabin, declaring his na-
of journalists, Press Secretary lion's "satisfaction and relief."
Ron Nessen spoke in behalf of
the President, who was that mo-
ment delivering a Bicentennial
address to the nation at Phila-
delphia's Independence Hall.
Nessen declared that Israel
had not divulged its rescue
plans to the U.S. in advance.
In Europe, there were simi-
lar accolades. West German
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt ca-
Dialogue Sought
prominent Catholic prelate has
urged an assembly of Jewish
community relations leaders to
encourage greater Catholic
Jewish dialogue that "openly
and frankly" probes theological
questions and "any and all pub-
lic policy issues" on which the
two groups may be divided.
The Rev. Msgr. George G.
Higgins, of the U.S. Catholic
Conference, speaking on religi-
ous pluralism at the annual
plenary of the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
Council, said that "difficulties
and frustrations" can be expect-
ed in such exchanges, but Cath-
olics promoting dialogue would
"reject and repudiate" any ef-
forts by fellow Christians to
"misuse it" as a means of pres-
suring Jews into supporting
Catholic nositions on such con-
troversial issues as parochiaid
or abortion.
AT A LATER session, a pol-
icy statement adopted by the
350 delegates, representing nine
national Jewish organizations
and 100 community relations
councils, reaffirmed the long-
standing opposition of the
NJCRAC agencies to prayer
and other religious observances
in public schools, and to the
use of tax funds for parochial
Orthodox Judaism, represent-
ed here by the Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of
America, again, as in past years,
dissented on the parochiaid is-
Another section of the policy
declaration, submitted in draft
by NJCRAC "s commission on
inter-religious relationships, had
"welcomed" a recent statement
by the executive board of the
National Council of Churches,
the major coalition of Protest-
ant denominations, recognizing
Israel's need for secure boun-
THE DRAFT, after floor de-
bate, was amended to add lan-
guage "deploring the failure of
the National Council's govern-
ing board, its decision-making
body, ever to affirm publicly
the legitimacy of an independ-
ent Israel."
In his appeal for interriligi-
ous exchange, Higgins said that
American Christions "must be
prepared" to urge a U.S. walk-
out at the UN General Assem-
bly tf the Arab-Third World
bloc persists with efforts to
expel Israel.
The "silence" of the Christian
clergy during the Six-Day War,
which led many disillusioned
Jewish groups to discontinue
interreligious discussions, was
"an argument for rather than
against dialogue," Higgins de-
CHRISTIANS, then and now.
"do not fully understand what
Israel means to the Jews in
theological terms. Jews them-
selves are the only ones who
can help us to overcome this
gap," he said.
Noting that past dialogues
had generally been initiated by
Jews. Higgins, who is consultant
to the Bishops Committee on
Catholic-Jewish Relations, said
that Catholics now need to re-
verse the orocess "in a spirit
of deep repentance for past of-
fenses and crimes committed by
Christians against Jews."
The 350 delegates approved
unanimously a statement de-
nouncing Gen. George S. Brown,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, for statements he made
in testimony at a hearing be-
fore the Senate Armed Forces
that Brown's statements "re-
flected again his marked insen-
sitivity to a basic aspect of the
American system."
The statement added that "the
application of such insensitivity
and ignorance in the field of
military preparedness and intel-
ligence would plainly pose a
serious hazard to the interests
of the nation
Supreme Court Won't Hear
Review of JDL's Case
Supreme Court has refused to
hear a suit brought by members
of the Jewish Defense League
asking for damages from gov-
ernment officials who conduct-
ed an "illegal" wiretap against
them in 1970 and 1971.
The High Court let stand a
decision by a United States
Court of Appeals in the District
of Columbia that suggested that
officials may escape paying
damages if they could demon-
strate that they had sincerely
believed the wiretap to be pro-
THE JDL suit was against
former Attorney General John
Mitchell and nine present or
former members of the FBI.
During a trial against 13 JDL
members for gun conspiracy in
June. 1970. the government re-
vealed it had wiretapped con-
versations of 10 of the defend-
ants without a warrant.
The District of Columbia
Court of Appeals ruled that the
wiretaps were illegal since the
government may use wiretaps
without warrants only if the evi-
dence that the target of the
wiretap was a foreign agent or
a collaborator with a foreign
presses its satisfaction and re-
lief that there was success in
freeing the hostages from the
power of the terrorists," spokes-
man Klaus Boelling said. "The
behavior of the authorities in
Uganda still needs clarifica-
Boelling said that West Ger-
many never for a moment con-
sidered releasing the six ter-
rorists it holds in prisons, al-
leged members of the Baader-
Meinhof terrorist gang. Boel-
ling also declared that it did not
know of the raid in advance.
In Paris, French Ambassador
to Israel Jean Herly said the
freeing of the hostages was a
"victory over brutal force."
IN THE Arab world and in
the Soviet Union, the reaction
was at predictable odds to the
American and European praise
of Israel's daring raid.
Egypt called the rescue "an
act of aggression" against Ugan-
da and all of Africa. Egypt urg-
ed the African conference in
Port Louis, Mauritius, to con-
demn Israel.
Mauritius promptly announc-
ed it would sever relations with
Egypt's Foreign Minister Is-
mail Fahmi said the Israeli raid
came at a time "when negotia
tions would have led, as in pre-
vious cases, to saving the hos-
FAHMI ADDED that "Egypt
has always opposed terrorist
acts or plane hijackings in
which innocent individuals are
In Moscow, the Soviet news
agency, Tass, called the rescue
the latest act of piracy by the
Israeli military."
As for President Idi Amin of
Uganda, Amin reminded Israel
that it had cost his country
$1,800 a day to feed the hos-
Late Tuesday, Amin threaten-
ed Israel by declaring that
"those responsible" for the raid
will "pay heavily." including in-
side Israel.
Israel Objects
To PLO Activity
In Washington
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel has expressed objec-
tions to the U.S. government over the recent activities of
top PLO officials in Washington. Shawfiq Al-Hut, a PLO
political leader, briefed Senators and mwom fti thai UJ.
capital after having obtained express permission to do so
from the State Department. Israeli newspapers reported to-
day that the permit was issued on President Ford's orders.
Officials here said the Embassy in Washington had con-
veyed Israel's objections to the State Department.
FOREIGN MINISTER Yigal Allon told the Cabinet it
would be a mistake for Israel to overplay America's recent
public expression of thanks voiced by both Ford and Sec-
retary of State Henry A. Kissinger to the PLO for its role
in the Beirut evacuation. Israel had lodged its official res-
ervations with Washington, Allon said. **
But the Administration explained that its thanks had
been conveyed orally to all parties involved in the Lebanon
evacuation, via the British Embassy, and this should not
be seen as a direct or indirect recognition of the PLO. Some
ministers said later they felt Allon was being "too calm"
about these signs of change in the U.S. attitude towards
the PLO.
Moked Recognizes
Palestinian Rights
The Left-Wing Moked faction
adopted a platform at the
close of its first political
convention here, which rec-
ognized the primacy of Zion-
ism as the national libera-
tion movement of the Jew-
ish people while at the same
time recognizing the rights
of the Palestinian people to
Special 'Tallit9
Marks America's
Bicentennial celebration has in-
spired products galore. There is
something for every person's
taste, whim and sentiment at
prices ranging up to thousands
of dollars. But now along comes
an item specifically designed
for the observant Jew who may
want to combine prayer with a
subliminal reminder of Amer-
ica's 200th anniversary: a Bi-
centennial "Yankee tallit."
A new company, calling itself
the Yankee Tallit Works, located
in New York, is offering a tallit
made of lightweight kettlecloth
denim, braided atarah, orange
decorative stitching and natural
color fringing.
A SPOKESMAN for the firm
said the tallit "has 100 percent
wool tzitzit (ritual fringes) tied
bv a carefully selected staff of
men who meet the most rigid
religious standards."
He noted that the tallit. a
matching kippah and appro-
priate tallit bags, which have
been designed and introduced
to the American Jewish public
in honor of the Bicentennial,
has '"a uniquely American de-
It was also designed, he add-
ed, to attract younger people
"who believe that prayer should
and could be a less formal ex-
perience without having to de-
viate from tradition or halacha."
YAAKOV GROSS, a graphics
designer who designed the tal-
lit, said the idea came about
from a conversation he had
with two friends, Haim Plotzker,
a Fordham University political
scientist, and Edya Arzi of the
Women's League for Conserva-
tive Judaism.
They said there was a need
for an American-designed tallit
and Gross went to work on H.
Plotzker is acting as production
manager of the firm.
The first "Yankee tallit" was
presented to Rabbi Alexander
Schindler. chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
and president of the Union of
American Hedrew Congrega-
tions, according to the firm's
spokesman. The spokesman said
that Schindler. upon trying on
the new tallit. said it "is an ex-
citing idea which should appeal
to the young American Jew."
a national state of their own'
which would co-exist side-,
by-with Israel.
Moked leader Meir Payil,
the faction's only Knesset
member, declared that Is-
rael should welcome a Pales-
tinian state because the na-
tional movement of the
Palestinians and the Jewish
national movement Zion-
ismare lige Siamese twins
that developed and crystal-
ized together.
superpowers U.S. and US
for what he called meddling']]
in the region and using
Israeli-Arab conflict to promottj
their own interests.
The Moked platform advo-
cated a coalition of the social-
ist groups and radical elements
within the Zionist movement.
It viewed Moked as a potential
partner in such a coalition that
would include the left-wing of
the Labor Party and Labor align-
ment, Socialists from the religi-
ous factions, the Black Panthers
and the radical intelligentsia.
Moked supported Jewish
strivings to exist as a people in
its own homeland with its own
language and culture. Loyalty t > j
the independence, sovereignty i
and security of Israel was de-
scribed as the starting point fe-j
any Israeli-Arab peace movt
BUT ISRAEL must recognize
the right of self determina-
tion of the Palestinian people
which could be realized only
through neaceful coexistence
with Israel in a Palestinian state
side-bv-side with Israel.
The Moked platform stressed
that peace agreements mutt be
the result of negotiations be-
tween the narties free of dictates
or preconditions
Israel must make it clear that
she is not seeking to annex ter-
ritories but the areas taken in
the defensive war of 1967 will
be held as a guarantee and re-
turned in exchange for peace,
the platform said.

fjjJB'day, July 16, 1976
The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 15

An Old
Agnew In
A New Role
HOSE BREAD I eat, his song I sing." So it was written
long ago. And now that Spiro T. Agnew, one-time stern
irer on the moral degradation of American youth, is out
Jbe open as an unblushing apologist for Arab's anti-Israel
iicius, the truth of that ancient adage is deeply etched on
It's left of the Agnew coat of arms.
It was only two years ago that the press reported Amer-
i's deposed former Vice President was using American em-
Issies in the Middle East in connection with his appointments
1 travel arrangements. In the same season Business De-
oper Agnew was trying to sell a 1,600-acre tract of Ken-
Iky island to Arab investors after his trips to Kuwait.
1 WHY SHOULD anyone be surprised, then, to learn Mr.
new is now denouncing "Israeli imperialism," hailing Saudi
labia as a stauncl friend of the U.S., and declaring that "the
onist influence in die U.S. is dragging the U.S. into a rather
organized approach to the Middle East problem"?
When Spiro Agnew was out campaigning for reelection
Ivice President in 1972, he minded not at all that the Repub
\n platform he was upholding spoke highly of Israel, sup-
tting that nation's right "to survive and prosper in peace."
_r at platform promised to provide Israel with "support es-
^scntial for her security, including aircraft, training, and mod-
^n and sophisticated military equipment." Did Agnew possess
Icret knowledge then of "Israeli imperialism" and was he
Nrful of spoiling his reelection chances if he unveiled it?
NOW AS he goes about promoting his novel, "The Can-
Decision," Mr. Agnew will have to keep dodging ques-
about his responsibility for depicting characters prattling
lit "the Jewish cabal" and the Jewish Zionist lobby with all
influence over Congress. But the book will sell, and the
Ithor will add to his bankroll; and cries from an outraged
-"sh community will probably faze him not at all.
For this fallen Vice President and disbarred lawyer has
dodging challenges, shifting positions, and abandoning
d principles for some time. He it was who kept calling
>w and order when pursuing the second highest office in
land, yet found it convenient to plead no contest to a
; charge of income tax evasion in October, 1973 a ploy
tiich he forestalled litigation of a far more serious nature.
rTHIS IS the same leader who accused "arrogant, reckless
nents within our society" of "insidiously destroying the
^ric of American democracy."
Traveling the low oratorical road for his party during
I of his eight years in office, Spiro Agnew established a
fcrd of character defamation and abuse of the p.-erogatives
pigh position not likely ever again to be surpassed.
HIS GAUCHER1E of expression betrayed his claim to
biity: he referred to Polish-Americans as "Polacks," called
paranese-American reporter "the fat Jap," and revealed the
level of his regard for the nation's poor by declaring "ii
I've seen one city slum, you've seen them all."
In 1969 Eric Sevareid observed that if media people em-
loyed the same language Agnew used, they would soon be
jruled off the air. The adventurer from Maryland excoriated
pclevision, radio, and press in the days he held high office;
ut they are handy tools for him now as he appears on talk
|shows to exploit his novel.
GOD HELP the American public if it fails to learn from
Agnew caper. If the naive among us continue to agree
5th him that much reporting regarding hunger and poverty
this nation is exaggerated; if the easily duped go on ac-
epting the Agnew creed that contends disturbances are caused
Bt by evil circumstances but by evil men, then we shall be
grave trouble.
Herbert Bruckner, a former president of the American
ciety of Newspaper Editors, observed in days when Agnew
vas riding high that the man who had been elected Vice Presi-
dent was "just Big Drother wired for sound." Although this
newest public figure to be listed as an anti-Semite continues
tired for sound, the fates are kind to us in denying him the
Opportunity to continue to play a Big Brother role.
The Notebooks Of
Jacob Marateck
The Samurai of Vlshogrod: the Notebooks of
Jacob Marateck. Retold by Shimon and
Anita Wincelberg. Jewish Publication So-
ciety. $7.95.
The samurai of Vishogrod was Yonah the
messenger, one of Vishogrod's "men of valor."
In Russia in the late 19th century hordes of
peasants were "something of a hazard," as
Jacob puts it, to the Jewish communities.
Vishogrod was blessed with a number of
good ferocious Jewish ruffians who protected
the town against mobs of drunken bloodthirsty
peasants. Yonah was the leader of these "sa-
JACOB MARATECK aspired to be like Yo-
nah when he grew up. Yonah's local military
iuccesses were not the only cause of Jacob's
enthusiasm for a physical sort of life. He lived
among other poor children who spent years
on hard benches learning and studying. Chil-
dren who were so stunted from malnutrition
and lack ot fresh air that they looked almost
Our young author candidly directs our
sympathies toward the Yonahs, rather than
the pale and languid talmidim. In another
episode, Jacob again challanges our tradition-
al loyalties.
HE INNOCENTLY tells us how here, "in
Columbus s country, it is fashionable to lose
ourselves in fantasies about the magical sweet-
ness of our grandmother's cookery." Marateck
proceeds to demolish us with a story about a
grandmother whose cooking makes you "gag
like a man who had swallowed a chew of
Jacob's memories are thought-provoking.
He questions our glorification of the shtetl
our "patronizing" attempt to immortalize what
was actually a horrid and fearful life of mas-
sacre and starvation. His reminiscences are
warm and compassionate. Despite dire pov-
erty, Jacob was brought up in a pious and
wrtuous home.
HE PRESERVED and defended his faith
from the u.irk streets of Warsaw to the steam-
ing kettles of Siberia.
These engaging stories are told with hu-
mor and wit. Marateck is Twain and Dickens
Huck Finn and Oliver Twist as well. He is
both author and protagonist.
"The Samurai of Vishogrod" is drawn from
the first 16 of 28 of Jacob's notebooks. His
daughter and son-in-law have carefully pre-
served their father's youthful observations of
the colorful and violent period preceding the
Russian Revolution. This reviewer looks for-
ward to publication of the remaining 12 note-
Tuvia Schwartz May
Be a Famous Name
'J'HE NAME of Tuvia Schwartz is relatively
unknown today, but if present events con-
tinue their normal course, it may be attached
to a new and dramatic cause celebre center-
ing around Israel-US. relations.
The background is relatively simple. Young
Schwartz is charged by the American author-
ities with having fire-bombed an automobile
in Los Angeles belonging to one John Artu-
THIS WAS said to be Schwartz's way of
calling public attention to the fact that John's
brother, Andrei Artukovic, a Nazi war crim-
inal, had been convicted by the Yugoslav
courts of murdering Serbs, Jews and gypsies
when he had been a minister in the Nazi Croat-
ian State. Requests for his extradition to
Yugoslavia to receive his punishment had been
turned aside.
Schwartz was arrested, jumped bail, and
went to Israel. There he took on Israel citizen-
ship and enrolled in the Israel army. The U.S.
Government is now requesting his extradition
to face charges.
The public controversy is just getting un-
der way. Extradition is frequently (though not
always) a two-way passage, and if Israel ex-
pects the United States to abide by its agree-
ment for mutual honoring of extradition re-
quests under defined conditions, it is not easy
for Israel to plead "exceptions."
THIS COUNTRY has had about 100 de-
mands from various countries to hand over
fugitives who had sought refuge in the Holy
Land. Of these about 20 had been sent back.
under circumstances which attracted little at-
tention. In most of the other cases, the sought-
for individuals elected to return of their own
free will, or the requesting state eventually
withdrew its request.
In two related cases Israel's experience
was most unpleasant. Some years ago Jeru-
salem was asked to send back Robert Soblen,
accused by the American government of aid-
ing the Rosenberg couple, convicted of atomic
espionage. Feelings ran high.
THE ISRAEL authorities tried to save face
by avoiding decision on extradition, but de-
clared Soblen personal non grata and put him
aboard a plane for deportation to wherever
he wished to go. It was said that a U.S. mar-
shal was conveniently on board the same
plane. At any rate, Soblen committed suicide
just before the plane was due to land at Lon-
However, a new line of advice has been
suggested. Rather than involve Israel in a
legal dispute with the U.S. in a matter which
is not really related to defense and security,
Tuvia should carry to its logical conclusions
the intentions of his original act: to focus
public attention on a policy which harbors
Nazi criminals. He should therefore volun-
tarily go back to America to face trial, and
American Jews should see to it that the trial
becomes a platform for broad indictment of
all cover-up of Nazis. Such a trial would
achieve in dramatic form what Schwartz orig-
inally had in mind, far more than his flight to
Israel and his battle against extradition.
Lincoln in Israel: Salute to Leo Gildesgame
IT IS TIME to salute Leo Gildesgame.
One of the leading philanthropists of our na-
tion, Mr. Gildesgame is a former yeshiva bachur
and veteran of the battlefields of Israel where he
fought with Trumpeldor's Legion. He is an honored
resident of Mt. Kisco. N.Y.
Mr. Gildesgame's career is full of glorious serv-
ices to the causes of humanitarianism, Hebrew
scholarship and religion. He is a leader in a cluster
of national organizations.
THIS YEAR he did something which will for-
ever be remembered.
He funded the transfer of an eight-foot statue
Tt Lincoln from Chicago to Ramat Gan. That statue,
elaborately dedicated a few Sundays ago in the
>resence of dignitaries of the State of Israel and
:hs U.S. Government, will be the equivalent of the
-tatue of Liberty in this nation.
Just as the Statue of Liberty was given to us
>y France as a sign of its kinship, so will the Gil-
iesgame-arranged statue of Lincoln stand as a bond
>etween the two democracies of the U.S. and Israel.
So appealing was Mr. Gildesgame's offer to give
he statue to the U.S. so that our nation could, in
turn, give it to Israel on the occasion of our Bi-
centennial, that both houses of Congress unanimous-
ly endorsed the idea and President Ford enthusias-
ticallly signed the bill authorizing the transfer.
IT MAY be the only thing which our entire
Senate and House of Representatives have agreed
upon lately.
Modest but imaginative, Mr. Gildesgame has
not only honored history but has made it. His life-
partner, the former Ruth Oppenheim, deserves ku-
dos, too, for supporting this project, as well as
many others.
Lincoln is indeed a link between our two repub-
lics. We gladly salute Mr. Gildesgame for a superb
way of dramatizing that link.

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