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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Fred Shochet
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Hollywood, Fla

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

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7 Number3
Friday, February 11,1977
I Price 2 5 cents
Mat Will
771 tO U.S.
far Help
h Preserve
!is Tottering Presidency
lAIRO President Anwar Sadat of Egypt will turn to
Ington for help to preserve his regime in the wake of the recent
y riots. Sadat may ask for additional financial assistance from
LS. and political advancement toward a peace settlement in the
fhich he can hold up to the Egyptian people as achievements.
edat will make his pitch when U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus
I visits Cairo on his Middle East trip this month, and the U.S. is
I to respond because Washington regards Sadat as a moderate
[leader who sincerely desires to reach a political settlement with
he Sadat presidency was badly shaken during the riots in which
nan 65 people were reported killed and 800 injured.
IRUSALEM Defense Minister Shimon Peres said here that
i encouraged by the report Sheikh Mohammed Ali el-Jaabari,
rmer Mayor of Hebron, brought back from his recent visit to
where he had a series of meetings with King Hussein in
[80-year-old retired politician, long a supporter of Hussein, told
|at the "will for peace east of the Jordan River is equivalent to
est of the river," Peres reported.
eres said that Jaabari and his political line deserved official
> encouragement. "Israel is aware of the fateful ties between the
[Bank and Jordan" and "the line that Jaabari advocates con-
ies to Israel's political aims because Israel does not intend to
the West Bank," Peres said.
|ALT LAKE CITY Emergency legislation aimed at
titing Arab oil interests from taking over a company with major
igs in Utah was rushed through the State Legislature. The Utah
i of Representatives adopted the bill by a 67-0 vote, less than 24
i after the State Senate approved the bill by a vote of 27-0.
State Sen. Warren Pugh urged passage behind closed doors after
kid that there is a company in Utah threatened with a takeover.
pfused to identify the company, but others said it was the Ken-
It Copper Corporation. However, the company said it knew of no
tiding takeover bid.
IEW YORK Louise Nevelson, one of America's most famous
sculptors, and a delegation of artists, writers and theater
)les representing Writers and Artists for Peace in the Middle
met here with M. Jacques Lecompt. charge d'affaires at the
ch Mission to the United Nations, to protest the release of
tinian terrorist Abu Daoud.
Joining Ms. Nevelson were sculptor Chaim Gross, art dealer
}ld Glimcher, literary critic Alfred Kazin, Bayard Rustin and Bess
son. They presented a letter to be transmitted to President
discard d'Estaing. Signatures included Cleveland Amory, Cy
nan, Gerold Frank, Sheldon Harnick, Arthur Laurents, Bernard
nud, Estelle Parsons and Shelley Winters, Paddy Cheyefsky,
I Preminger and Katharine Kuh.
Area Hi-Rises Lend Support
To CJA-IEF Campaign Effort
Recent campaign events have
b*>en "most successful" on behalf
of the 1977 Combined Jewish
Appeal Israel Emergency Fund
of the Jewish Federation of South
Broward, according to Stanley
Margulies, M.D., 1977 CJA IEF
general campaign chairman.
LAMER
Hundreds turned out at La
Mer to honor Mr. and Mrs. Morse
Epstein and Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Friedkin on behalf of the cam-
paign effort. Otto Steiber, CJA -
IEF Hi-Rise chairman, expressed
pleasure at the record turn-out
and said, "Once again residents
of La Mer have demonstrated
their concern for the people of
Israel, for Jews in Russia and for
Jews in the South Broward com-
munity. I am proud to reside in
this building with people who
know they are Jews and do some-
thing about it."
Reuben P. Goldstein served as
general chairman for the 1977 La
Mer campaign, with David
Ruskin, Herman Karmiel and
David Coleman as cochairman.
Guest speaker at the event was
Henry Levy, former director of
HIAS operations in Europe and
former director of Latin
American operations for the
Joint Distribution Committee.
GALAHAD WEST
Residents of Galahad West
pledged support for the CJA-
IEF campaign at their annual
brunch, Feb. 6, in the social hall.
Eli Wagner, a former director of
.he Jewish Agency for Israel was
i he guest speaker. Leo Klauber
.' erved as chairman and George
Schneider was cochairman.
Building residents, in record
numbers, made financial commit-
ments to the CJA IEF cam-
paign to benefit the people of
Israel and Jews the world over.
Klauber said that because
building residents were so com-
mitted to the campaign effort, no
one person was singled out to be
honored at the brunch. "Instead,
we decided to honor all residents
of Galahad West who have
demonstrated their commitment
to the Jewish people."
DESOTOPARK
De Soto Park Condominium
held a brunch on Feb. 6 to pledge
support to the 1977 CJA IEF
campaign. Guest speaker was Eli
Wagner and building chairman
was Carl Rosenkopf. Rosenkopf
said "We remember Entebbe and
we remember Munich. Residents
of De Soto Park know the im-
portance of the CJA IEF cam-
paign to Jews all over the world
and we are ready and willing to
make a meaningful financial
commitment."
GOLDEN SURF
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiss-
berg were honored by residents of
Golden Surf "for many years of
humanitarian service and dedi-
cation to the Jewish people, both
here and abroad."
Mr. and Mrs. Weissberg have
spent their lives in Jewish com-
nunal service, having worked for
-he United Jewish Appeal,
Hadassah and other civic groups.
Cochairmen for the brunch
were Hy Eisenstat, Ralph
Grimberg and Sis Weiss. Guest
speaker was Henry Levy.
Hi-Rise Events Slated
The next several weeks will see
a majority of Hi-Rise apartments
and condominiums in South
Broward rallying in support of
the 1977 Combined Jewish
Appeal Israel Emergency Fund
campaign of the Jewish Fed-
eration of South Broward.
Sunday morning, Feb. 13,
several events will take place on
behalf of the campaign.
Residents of Fairways Royale
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Howard
Ochs is chairman and Henry
Levy, former director of HIAS
European operations, will be
guest speaker.
Galahad South will hold a
brunch at 10 a.m. to hear guest
speaker Prof. B. Z. Sobel. Sobel
is a member of the faculty of the
University of Haifa. Jacob Geller
is chairman of the Galahad South
campaign.
At 11 a.m. residents of
Hemispheres will gather to hear
Prof. Sobel and pledge their
support to the 19*7 campaign
effort. Abe Lewis is campaign
chairman for the building.
The Diplomat Towers
residents will meet at 10:30 a.m.
with Florence Goodman and Bea
Weiss as cochairmen. Henry
Levy will be the guest speaker.
Hollybrook residents meet
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. for
an Evening in Israel with guest
speaker Henry Levy. Heading
campaign efforts at Hollybrook
are Lester Weil, chairman; Dr.
Alexander Goldenberg, cochair-
Women's Pacesetters Set
Tuesday Luncheon
The Women's Division Pacesetters will hold their annual
luncheon Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Scheherazade
Room of the Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, to benefit the 1977 V
Combined Jewish Appeal Israel Emergency Fund campaign of \
the Jewish Federation of South Broward. :
tscussing final arrangements for the Women's Division
icesetter luncheon on behalf of the Combined Jewish Appeal -
trael Emergency Fund are (from left) Rochelle Koenig,
airman; and Evelyn Stieber and Esther Gordon, committee
embers. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 15, 11:30
\-m., at the Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood.
The 11,000 minimum contribution luncheon is being chaired i
by Mrs. Paul Koenig and Mrs. Robert Pittell. The chairmen '
urged all South Broward women to attend "to insure the future
of the Jewish people in Israel and right here in this community."
Mrs. Pittell and Mrs. Koenig noted that in addition to serving
humanitarian needs in the Jewish State, more than 36 local
agencies depend on funding from the CJA-IEF campaign.
"By supporting the campaign, we can count on sorely needed
cultural, educational and community relations programs being
jontinued in South Broward," they said.
..r?^6* "Pe*ker } luncheon meeting wfll be Elaine Siria
Winik, president of the Women's Division of the United Jewish
Appeal.
man and Roland Baxt, coor-
dinator.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.,
residents of Golden View will
host a reception to honor
Wilhelm Meister on behalf of the
CJA IEF campaign. Meister
has been long active in Jewish
communal affairs from his days
in Washington, D.C. He is a
member of the Jewish War
Veterans and has previously been
honored by the Jewish Fed-
eration of South Broward for
dedicated work for the Jewish
community. Golden View chair-
man is Jack Orloff.
Residents of the Aquarius
building will meet Sunday, Feb.
20, to honor Bernie Goldberger
for his years in Jewish communal
service. Aquarius chairman Herb
Lebovitz urged all building
residents to attend to pay tribute
"To a man who has done so much
to further the cause of the Jewish
people." Henry Levy will be the
guest speaker.
Galahad IV Court will
assemble to honor Milton Kritzer
on Sunday morning, Feb. 20.
Harry Sussman, building chair-
man, said that Milton Kritzer "is
a man so deserving of this honor
as he has devoted many years of
his life to working diligently for
his Jewish brethren in all parts of
the world." Avraham Avi Hai
will be the guest speaker.
Tuesday morning, Feb. 22,
residents of H Merest will gather
at 8:45 a.m. for their fifth annual
brunch to benefit the Combined
Jewish Appeal Israel Emer-
gency Fund campaign. General
Chairman Nathan Pritcher
declared that Hillcrest has
historically supported the CJA
IEF campaign to the fullest and
that this year will be no different.
"We expect a record turn-out
for this event because our people
know of the ongoing critical
needs of the Israeli people and for
Jews behind the Iron Curtain and
in other parts of the world," he
said.
Serving with Pritcher are Joe
Raymond, hi-rise area chairman;
Manny Lax, low-rise area chair-
man and Alvin Heas, co-
ordinator. Milton M. Winograd is
chairman of the Honor Roll
Breakfast and Joseph Bloom is
cochairmen.
Hillcrest building Aptaina
include Dr. Max GiberJManny
Continued on Pago 2*


Page 2.
The Jewish Floridian andShofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, February 11, iyr7
stieber Named to Federation Board Tree Planting' Celebrates Tu B'Shvat
"Otto Stieber
is a man dedi-
cated to the
needs of the Jew-
ish people and
will make a valu-
able contribution
to the board in
this very im-
portant year,"
Cohn declared.
STIEBER.
Stieber was active in Jewisf
communal affairs in Rockvillt
Centre, New York, before retiring
to Hollywood. He was president
of the Guiding Light Masonic
Lodge, a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Central Syna-
gogue of Nassau County, a
charter member of B'nai B'rith in
Kocklyn, a member of the
national board of the YMHA and
for 10 years was chairman of the
Philanthropist Division of the
United Jewish Appeal in Rock
ville Centre.
Stieber has also served as
division chairman of the Israel
Bond campaign and is a founder
of the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. In 1975 he was Hi-
Rise chairman of the Combined
Jewish Appeal Israel Emer-
gency Fund campaign, the same
position he holds this year.
Temple Sinai to Hear
Abram's Book Review
Judge Morton L. Abram will
present a book review on The R
Document, by Irving Wallace, on
Monday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at
Temple Sinai.
On Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. a cham-
pagne cocktail party will be held
in honor of Rabbi Shapiro's
birthday in the Haber Karp Hall.
The International Four will
entertain.
High Rise Events Slated
Continued from Page 1
Lax, Sam Kotler, Harry Small-
berg, William Sacks, Felix
Lourie, Sam Levy, Ed Lewin,
Irving Finker, Dr. Sam Chemick
and Philip Rush.
Also, Louis Galitsky, Leon
Rodell, Sid Ginsburg, David
Rabins, Mac Brown, Ben
Haiblum, Harry Schwartz, Max
Zelkin, Mike Dronsick, Morris
Ratner, Isador Rabinovitz and Al
Weiner.
Also, Louis Goldenberg,
Arthur Goldenberg, Joseph
Bloom. Sam Silberberg, Leo
Balkin, Alex Sternberg, Walter
Lewit, Bert Mock, Sidney
Chernuchin, S. Mike Seitlin and
Sam Ehrenkranz.
Sponsors of the Hillcrest
breakfast are Morris Blank, Joe
Bloom, Sid Chemuchin, Abe
Corwin, Sol Entin, Louis Golden-
berg, Ben Haiblum, Alvin Hess,
Louis Kaplan, Herb Kravitz and
William Marx.
Also. Nathan Pritcher, Morris
Ratner, Joe Raymond, Phil Ross,
Ludwig Schwarzchild. Irving
Golden Named to
National ADL Post
Community leader Alfred
Golden has been appointed
national vice chairman of the
Society of Fellows of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith.
Golden is currently a national
commissioner of the ADL and
has been involved with the
Florida regional board.
He also served on the Greater
Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Jewish Federations as a member
of their boards of directors.
Golden is and has been an
officer and director of Temple
Beth El in Hollywood and
currently serves on the Personnel
Advisory Board of Dade County
and is a vice president of River-
side Memorial Chapels of Florida.
Serwitz, Harry Smallberg, Yale
Weinstein and Milton M.
Winograd.
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Throughout the world on Feb.
2 and 3, Jews celebrated the
festival of Tu B'Shvat the
New Year of Trees, the Festival
of Planting, Jewish Arbor Day;
the holiday goes by many names.
In Hollywood the holiday was
celebrated with a ceremonial tree
planting at Washington Manor
Nursing Home. A black olive tree
was planted by resident Rabbi
Sol Hartogson.
Tu B 'Shvat means the fifteenth
day of Shvat, the fifth month in
the Jewish calendar. According
to Bet Hillel. most rain in Israel
falls before the fifteenth day of
Shvat. To mark the separation of
the tithes of fruit, this date was
chosen in ancient times as a kind
of fiscal new year. Fruits of those
trees which blossomed after Tu
B'Shvat were considered part of a
new year for the levying of tithes.
The tree planting program was
arranged by the Chaplaincy Pro-
gram of the Jewish Federation of
South Broward, Dr. Norman
Atkin, chairman.
A black olive tree was planted at the Washington Manor
Nursing Home in honor of Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of
Trees. Sponsored by the Chaplaincy Program of the Jewish
Federation of South Broward, the ceremony included (from left)
Rabbi Harold Richter, chaplain; Edwin Cuelho, Washington
Manor administrator; Marion Wolfson, a member of Feder-
ation's Chaplaincy Committee; Rabbi Sol Hartogson, a
Washington Manor resident; and Barbara Prosise, director of
activities.
Why we say Kaddish.
The Kaddish is one of the oldest prayers in
Jewish liturgy. It has been recited countless
numbers of times since Biblical days.In
ancient times the Kaddish was the prayer that
concluded a session of Torah study. However,
in the Middle Ages it assumed special
significance as a mourner's prayer.Yet, in a
real sense it is not a prayer for the dead.
Rather, it is a prayer for the living. A moving
statement in praise of God and a plea for the
ultimate redemption and salvation of all
mankind.
For the bereaved, the Kaddish is a very
personal expression honoring the soul of a
deceased parent or close relative. But at the
same time, it is a celebration of life, a pledge
to live on in the tradition of the parents and
the Jewish people.
In a time of grief .when the feeling of loss
is most acute, it becomes a true act of faith
and devotion to stand and say the words of
ma-"-n
H-i-11-n
trust and praise expressed so beautifully
in the Kaddish.
Throughout our history, these words have
been the bond that has held us together
through times of joy and sadness as a People
and a Faith.
It's what makes us Jews.
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Friday. February 11,1977
The Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 3
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Community Mission tOc tf/u On*
Participants of the 1976 community mission
to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Federation
\of South Broward gather at the home of Dr.
land Mrs. Samuel Meline, to discuss plans
land itinerary for the 1977 Mission to take
place Oct. 16-26. Attending the meeting are
(from left) Dr. and Mrs. John Meyer, Dr. and
Mrs. Philip Levin, Dr. and Mrs. Samuel
Meline, and Dr. and Mrs. Norman Bluth.
Mission Participants Hold Reunion
Mori' than 70 persons who were
part of the 1976 Mission to Israel
sponsored by the Jewish Feder-
ation of South Broward held a
reunion at the home of Dr. and
Mrs Samuel Meline to discuss
plans for next year's Mission to
[take place Oct. 16 to 26.
To date, more than 80 people
have indicated a desire to partici-
|pate in the iommunitv-wide
Mission and 1976 Mission Chair-
man Melvin H. Baer said "there
is no doubt that we'll have close
to 200 people on our trip."
I>ewis E. Cohn, Federation
president, said at the reunion
that committee members are now
selecting a chairman for the 1977
Mission to be announced shortly.
"We will waste no time in
selecting top leadership for this
important fact-finding trip to
the Middle East. This is a very
important year for Israel and
South Broward Jews have
already shown they wish to be a
part of the nationwide wave of
visits to the Jewish State.''
Mission itinerary, program-
ming and costs are still in the
planning stages and will be
announced soon. Optional stop-
overs in Europe will be offered.
/. L. Kenen, editor emeritus of the'Near East
Report," was in South Broward to speak to
members of the Jewish community on "the
new administration, Israel and American
Jewry." Dr. Joel Schneider, Community
Relations Council chairman (left) is shown
with (from left) R. Joel Weiss, SBJF Leader-
ship Development Committee chairman;
Kenen; Helen Cohn, chairman of the day and
Lewis E. Cohn, president of the South
Broward Jewish Federation. The CRC and
LDC sponsored the program.
Dr. Goure to Speak
At Temple Beth El
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Planning the next Mission to Israel are (from left) Alvin
Hess, Rabbi David Shapiro of Temple Sinai, Herman Burnett
and Dr. Harry B. Orringer.
JCC Plans Disney Trip, Car Caravan
The Jewish Community
Centers of South Florida, Holly-
wood Extension, will be having a
no-school overnight trip to
Disney World and Circus World.
The trip is open to boys and girls
from third to sixth grades. The
buses leave the Hollywood
Jewish Community Center
Building on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7
a.m. and return Monday, Feb. 21
at 6 p.m.
The group will be staying at
the Best Western Vacation
Lodge in Orlando.
The trip includes a 12-
attraction book, all meals and
parental supervision.
Registration must be in person
before Feb. 15. For more details
contact Joan Rosa.
The Hollywood extension of
the JCC is having a car caravan
to the Michael-Ann Russell
Jewish Community Center, the
site of its summer day camp.
This caravan will give camp
parents and children a first-hand
look at the gymnasium, indoor
and outdoor swimming pools,
nine tennis courts, boating
facility and ball fields.
The caravan will leave from the
Jewish Community Center's
Hollywood Building on Sunday,
Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 1 p.m.
Joan Rosa is in charge of
reservations.
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Pag* 4
The Jewish Ftoridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Friday, February 11,1977
France Crumbles Again
Humankind is a rationalizing animal. There is no action we
cannot excuse in ourselves. If this is true of men and women, it
is certainly no less true of governments. Diplomacy is, as much
as anything else, the ability to rationalize self-serving acts with
pious pronouncements and rose-colored rhetoric.
There are instances, however, that exceed even these generous
hounds and are so distasteful that no apology can make them
seem anything but what they are.
The history of/ belle Fnime is filled with highs and lows. Her
go\ eminent and armies crumbled before the Nazis in World War
11. leading to the contemptible excesses of Pierre l.aval and the
11 agie det enorat ion of t he once-proud Marshal Phillippe Petain.
Now PlUCe has crumbled again, not to armies but to oil; not
to MJtcarasj but to blackmail; not to Nazism but to terrorism.
When a French court, rationalizing its cowardly act in quasi-
legal mumbo-iumbo. turned the monster of Munich. Abu Daoud.
loose to prey again on a world already dazed by terror. France
torfcitcd her place m the community of civilized nations.
Keact ion has been a combinat ion of international outrage and
utshelief. Ffoments of the French press expressed the same
shock and dismay
Certainly, the action of the American Jewish Congress, which
has killed its tour programs to France, represents a starting
point to effective Jewish pretest In bowing to terror and to oil
blackmail. France has delivered a clear message to world Jewry.
In addition to the letters and telegrams which have already
DOM sent. South Bnwd Jewry must reply now by making a
substantial commitment to the 19" Combined Jewish Appeal -
Israel Fmergency Fund campaign.
A Publisher Passes
We note with sadness the passing of our colleague.
Vdolph Rosenberg, publisher of the Sonraom Israelite of
VtUnta
W will always remember Mr Rosenberg as a dedicated
lournalist. whose carver was launched with stints at the old
Atlanta Constitution ami Atlanta Journal and who
dm otad t he last ,>7 yuan of his lite to making his own new s-
panar publication of which the community it served could
w ell l>e proud
Mr Rosenberg took on the duties M publisher of an
Knghsh Jew ish newspuper w hen the professional rewards it
appeared to offer soamad less significant to the untrained
ays than mighl have been the cam were he to remain with
the daily prm
Hut Mr Rosenborg was nan with uncommon vision
and an ..-.....on mom his naad to serve th
lunity. and uncommonly wvll. He a
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Nj C aference. its delegates were confronted with the
report that its roster has incramad m etght years bv o\vr A)
percent. Iram SIM students in Is** to an estimated
75.000 ir. 1977
There has been a steady growth. year by year, in the
demands made on the organization dedicated to the
education and training of Jewish youth for successful
adjustment in Israel and other (vmmuoiUts.
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continuing and growing reality, one that nal _
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Will 'Roots' Uproot Us All?
I KEEP wanting to write
about Alex Haley's "Roots"
to say something smart and
natty about the panoramic rise of
Haley's family from humble
African beginnings to a 12-hour
television series that has caught
and heated up the nation's
imagination for better or worse,
depending upon whom you talk
to.
So far. all I can dredge up are
two words, polarize and
galianue. with just a pinch of
collective guilt thrown in for good
measure.
And a prayer that none of
these emerges as a possibility
from the first massive occurrence
of inverted Tofflerian culture
shock to hit the U.S. since H. L.
Mencken last groused about his
pet peeves in Baltimore back in
the "20s and '30s.
THE PRAYER I offer up is
that it neither divides the nation
further nor serves as a martial
call to Blacks for action against
racial injustices that may seem to
them to be occurring right at this
moment, which is to say that
some so inclined do not appear to
be able to distinguish between
history and current events.
In this sense, the avid
followers of the Haley epic are
little different from the avid
followers of Mencken, for they
couldn't distinguish between
history and current events either.
and so in the "Roots" brouhaha
the danger is that the thinkers,
the latter-day Menckenites. are
littfo different from the potential
reactors, those with the capacity
to be polarized or galvanized,
depending upon which side of the
tracks they were bom
I MEAN b> this that the
thinkers, now a generation or two
.w.> bam Mencken*aexquisitely-
educated, witty. waspish.
^lshment anti-Semitism
suddenly seem ripe to do an
about-face and pour the sackcloth
and as c upon
their heads, whispering a
-and "<-j culpa'f or
ch Mencken
hi counted some ol
;i> among h ien is
a Jew cspshfo of spurning the
opportunity to demonstrate his
intellectual ehtist status, ex en d
it means to do so in the bosom of
What ought such a massive
wsssngaaas to fed guik for the
of previous centuries ot
experience being
I said ceaxazirs, which
ought to stop m their tracks the
odious plans of some among us
with the aaiina to cry: whr.
the cnBarim gait
to
Mindlin
more
force upon Germany for the
actions of the Nazis?
From the moment they were
defeated in battle, the German
butchers claimed their innocence,
in fact ignorance of their own
sins, no less than of the sins of
their Nazi leaders.
BUT THE hysterical reaction
of so many Americans to the
Ha ley work is not a hysterical
reaction to cognition of their own
evil, but of the evil of centuries in
the past.
And so it would be absurd to
argue for collective guilt in this
case in the sense that the evil still
exists and that, therefore, the
feeling of euilt is valid. Absurd
unless, of course, we are intent on
wallowing in a snakepit of
national masochism or. like
infants, to heap handsful of
excrement upon ourselves in a
voyage toward self-discovery.
For. if I understand the
message of 'Roots'' correctly, it
is not an indictment of current
American racial bigotry, but of
American brutality toward
Blacks in the era of their enslave-
ment These are two very dif-
ferent things, although I affirm
the principle that 'here is an
obvious relation between the two
THEN, to return to the
question, what might an
American willingness to feel guilt
for the sins of previous centu
> mencan experience bring?
The answer would be spec-
ulative at best. My own snap
is that it would bring the polar-
izing and galvanizing of national
~nent. again depending upon
whch side of the track one were
born, that I spoke of here at the
Mainly, such a crude response
would be its own beat excuse for
inmcaom. for a refusal to deal with
the racial inequities still plaguing
us today, and which can be (a
taxrfy baked to our past history.
E>EN IN Germany and
Austria, where collective guilt
conia' be construed as a
hajwanate aim. the result has
been 10 make anti-Samitie
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prejudice more rabid,
truculent, not less so.
Then what are the smart and
natty things I can say about the
"Roots" phenomenon?
There aren't any really _
except of all unexpected things to
call to mind a program at the
Surf Club, of all places, the other
week.
To this day, the Surf Club,
along with LaGorce Island and
LaGorce Country Club, remains a
furbelow of quaint anti-Semitic
prejudice upon the body polite of
Miami Beach which is, itself, and
in its own way, an affront to com-
munal decency.
IN MOMENTS of my greatest
pessimism about Miami Beach
and the Surf Club, I conclude
that the two of them deserve each
other. For sheer greed and self-
centered indifference to the rest
of humanity, it is a toss-up as to
which would win in a contest of
excellence.
In any case, about the Surf
Club and its program. Not only is
the club anti-Semitic, but many
of its members surely live in
homes with deeds testifying to
their ownership that bar
prospective purchasers with
"Hebrew or one-quarter Syrian
blood."
To put it bluntly. Jews and
Arabs.
STILL, on Tuesday night. Jan.
2 4. at a program at the Surf Club,
a former U.S. Ambassador to
Japan. Iran and Lebanon in the
years 1961-1972. assured his
bigoted listeners that 1977 offers
a "golden opportunity" for peace
in the Middle East.
Armin Meyer said that, in his
view, both Israel and the Arabs
now appear ready to accept a
peaceful settlement of the
hostility brtween them
/>r obi :ous reasons. I was not
there, but I can well imagi::- tha ;
.. w ith which the ;
Surf Clubbers digested this
information. being suitably
distant as they are trom
concern for either party
although now that OPEC -
supreme in all our greedy
in't be sure about eon- "
tinuing Surf Club indifference to
Arab socialites, providing that is
not a contradiction in terms, one
quarter Svrian blood or any other
kind
I mean, the deeds to most Surf
Clubbers' homes surely speak for
t bemselves.
IMAGINE the absurdly of
their staging such a program in
the first place. Its seriousness
must be placed on a par with the
seriousness attending the in-
fantile costume balls to which the
club's members seem perennially
addicted
But to be more objective sbout
it. there is a certain mesthetic
distance Surf Club members
must have felt in their reaction to
Armki's hot disclosure. What can
war or peace in that region of the
world possibly mean for Surf
Club members, all of whom, at
one time or another, may well
have wished a ptajrue on both its
bouses?
Vet that is precast/ what I am
getting at. The besoms we can
ham from our ananas are often
tbt best hesuau. To torn full
circle, k is eestaefie aksfisne* I
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"Roots"
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making. Surf Club damn* t km of
its own \ K'tims
Wlm a does mean b a dis-
passionate tapachy to dis-
tinguish between what was and
ahat is, an awareness that what
*as is history, which cannot be
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Feelings Fester Over
Howard Hughes' Will
WASHINGTON Five years
ago we reported that reclusive
billionaire Howard Hughes was a
thin, emaciated wreck of a man,
neglected by his aides and
isolated from the world around
him. Our description of Hughes
noted that his hair was long,
straggly and snarled. His finger-
nails and toenails, we said, were
long and curling. At the time, the
story was denied.
After flying to Mexico to
investigate the billionaire's last
days there, we amassed enough
evidence to convince Mexican
authorities to help us with our
investigation. Their report
confirmed our early descriptions
of Hughes and his life as a virtual
prisoner.
IN A massive Acapulco
penthouse, Hughes was con-
signed to a small, back room with
boarded windows while his aides
occupied large, luxurious seaside
digs. Mexican police have
charged that the aides neglected
Hughes horribly.
The billionaire was allowed to
dangerously dehydrate and his
once tall broad body shriveled tc
a bare 90 pounds. He had open
bedsores, his teeth were badly
decayed and of course, his hair
and fingernails were exactly as
we described them years ago.
Mexican police told us they
would have charged Hughes'
aides with criminal neglect if they
had remained in the country. At
our suggestion, the police raided
the Acapulco penthouse and con-
fiscated thousands of documents.
We then arranged with former
Treasury Secretary William
Simon to have U.S Internal
Revenue Service agents photo-
graph the documents in Mexico
City. One of them is of special
interest. It is a memo about the
Hughes will.
UNDATED AND unsigned.l
the memo was found in a folder
labeled September in a folder
nothing unusual about the memo
being unsigned, because many
internal memos were habitually
unsigned by Hughes.
But this particular memo
indicates that the billionaire's
executive secretary, Nadine
Henley, was holding a will in her
custody.
Nadine Henley regarded the
will in her possession to be
Hughes' true will. But the memo
notes that another handwritten
will also existed. The memo
suggests, therefore, that Hughes
straightened out his wills before
he died.
COFFEE CURSE: We have
learned that repeated testa on
animals show that the caffeine
found in coffee may cause birth
defects. The researchers have
concluded, therefore, that
pregnant women definitely
should not drink coffee.
Though it's the responsibility
of the Food and Drug Admin-
istration to protect the public
from unsafe beverages, the
agency so far has refused to order
warning labels on coffee. There
was a showdown on the subject
recently within the FDA itself.
Michael Jacobson, director of
the Center for Science in the
Public Interest, vainly pleaded
his case for warning labels
apparently deaf official ears
While placidly downing one cup
of coffee after another, Howard
Roberts, the top FDA official at
the meeting, flatly turned down
he consumer advocate's plea.
berts insisted that there isn't
nough evidence to prove that
J coffee is a serious health threat.
SWINE FLU FIASCO: We've
discovered that one critical
reason for the swine flu follies
dates back to a feud between
former President Richard Nixon
and the last U.S. Surgeon
General, Jesse Steinfeld.
As the nation's top medical
officer, Steinfeld regularly stood
up to industry pressure on public
health hazards like phosphates,
cyclamates and pesticides. But
Nixon wanted to give industry
cronies a break from Steinfeld's
unyielding positions. He couldn't
fire the Surgeon General so he
simply froze Steinfeld out of
policy-making decisions. Pre-
dictably, Steinfeld resigned his
position in disgust. Major health
policy decisions were then taken
over completely by the White
House and former President
Gerald Ford continued the White
House control.
IT WAS A White House
decision to begin the swine flu
inoculations. But the cure has
turned out to be more dangerous
than the disease. When hospital:!
began reporting strange cases of
paralysis associated with the
inoculations, the program was
abruptly suspended by em-
barrassed White House officials
on December 16,1976.
Our sources say that the
Surgeon General, conscientious
as he is about public health
hazards, would never have gone
ahead with the shots without a
more careful study of the side
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The Jewish Floridian and Shofdr of Greater Hollywood
Page 7
Political Campaign Heating Up
By MICHAEL MERAV
Few matters are clear after a
week of dramatic political activ-
ity in Israel. The government is
now a caretaker one, after the
resignation of Prime Minister
Rabin. Moat political parties
want new elections, and even as
the President consults with
political leaders about the
possibility of forming a new
government, the Knesset may be
dissolved and elections scheduled
for May.
It is still possible that both the
Independent Liberal ministers,
who resigned from the govern-
ment a few hours before Rabin
submitted his own resignation to
the President, and the National
Religious Party ministers who
were ousted from the govern-
ment, will continue serving in
their ministerial capacity because
of a possible ruling of the
|- Supreme Court.
APART FROM these points,
the rest is less clear. The election
campaign has now begun. Early
elections appear to have caught
some parties by surprise, but
their leaders rallied quickly and it
now seems that the entire
country is pleased that the
inevitable has happened. Spring
elections will hopefully clear the
air and may even provide Israel
with a stronger government.
It is somewhat immaterial why
the Prime Minister decided to
dismiss the NRP ministers; it is
also less important to argue
whether this act was pre-
meditated or not, whether his
move was right or wrong. The
fact remains that the country is
now facing very tough elections.
The emergence of two new
parties, the Yigael Yadin and the
Arik Sharon groups, have caused
flTowing concern among the
established Labor and Likud
parties, and the inner struggle in
both these parties means that
their ability to contest the next
elections may be far more prob-
lematic than expected.
IN THE Labor Party, a clear
struggle for the leadership of the
party, and by implication, if
Labor emerges as the largest
party after the elections, Israel's
next Prime Ministers hip, in
shaping up.
Rabin is confident he will gain
the nomination. Defense Minister
Shimon Peres is organizing his
own campaign, and Abba Eban
has already announced his can-
didacy. The struggle will reach a
climax in the party convention
due to take place in February.
There is also a struggle over
the so-called 14 points which
form the foreign policy platform
of the Labor Party. While
"dovish" elements in the Labor
Party and Mapam have de-
manded major changes in the 14
points, other, more "hawkish"
leaders, including Golda Meir,
Moshe Dayan and Peres, have
warned against tampering with
the platform. This, too, will be
discussed in the party's con-
vention.
THE SITUATION in the other
established parties is not much
better. There are serious leader-
ship struggles inside the National
Religious Party, among the Inde-
pendent Liberals and even inside
Likud though in that party there
is a feeling that it is futile to
challenge the leadership of
Menahem Begin. All those who
have attempted to do so, among
them Ezer Weizman, Moshe
Tamir and Gen. Sharon, found
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themselves outside the party or
politically frozen.
Yet, the making up of the
Knesset list of candidates will
mean a chance for all parties to
produce new faces, if not new
ideas. There is a growing feeling
that the coining elections will be
fought not so much on ideology
as on personalities. It is in this
sphere that the Sharon and Yadin
lists may have some advantage.
THEY ARE composed of
veteran names who nevertheless
are relative newcomers to
politics. They will probably
campaign not on the basis of any
new ideology but by claiming
they can do a better job than the
incumbents.
What about foreign policy?
Rabin had hoped to base his cam-
paign on defense and foreign
policy achievements. But in view
)f the early elections that could
hold up meaningful negotiations
though perhaps not a
ceremonial opening of a Geneva
Conference he may have to
concentrate on domestic eco-
nomic and social issues.
The Democratic Party of Yadin
will make these issues the heart
of the campaign. The Likud
expects to challenge the Labor
Party on all fronts, while Mapam
will stress peace at almost any
price.
THE SMALL parties (Mrs
AJoni, the Socialist Group of
Sliav and Friedman, the Free
Center, Moked) may find them-
selves being squeezed out among
the larger blocks, unless they
decide to unite their efforts and
campaign together.
A dire prediction was made by
Secretary of the Labor Party
Zarmi. He feels that the next
elections will provide Israel with
a more problematic Knesset,
which may mean a less flexible
coalition government in which
there will be more participants
than at present.
For the first time there is some
doubt if Labor will maintop its
power and continue to be the
focus of any coalition-making in
Israel.
(Michael Merav's report pre-
viously appeared in Israel
Digest.)
U.S. in Official Protest
To France About Daoud
WASHINGTON (JTA) State Department
spokesman Robert Funseth said Jan. 12 that France's release of
Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud "isn't going to stop our efforts
before the international community to present proposals to
urge compliance in dealing firmly and sternly with terrorists."
HE ALSO disclosed that the U.S. had conveyed an official
reaction to France which was "the reaction that we stated
publicly. That reaction, given a day earlier was an expression
ot dismay that "through a legal technicality" Daoud had
avoided interrogation by either Israel or West Germany on his
role in the 1972 Munich massacre. Funseth said that the U S
did not give the French government any advice prior to the
release of Daoud and remarked that it was "a decision for the
French courts to make."
Asked if there was any U.S. reaction to the fact that Daoud
was not arrested when he arrived in Algeria Jan. 11, Funseth
said Our position that all governments should take a stern
action against terrorists remains."
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for world Jewry at a luncheon on behalf of
the 1977 Combined Jewish Appeal Israel
Emergency Fund. Demonstrating a financial
commitment to the campaign are (from left)
Bea Mogilowitz, chairman; Sara Ottenstein,
luncheon arrangements; Thelma Daxe. decor
arrangements; Harriet Bloom and Gloria
Hess, chairmen.
Dr. Plotkin Urges Commitment to Israel
The Jewish people are still
not free from oppression and it is
up to even- man. woman and
child to band together and be
counted as a friend of Israel.''
declared Dr. Arieh Plotkin at a
luncheon meeting sponsored by
the Hillcrest women on behalf ot
the 1977 Combined Jewish
Appeal Israel Emergency Func
campaign of the Jewish Fed
eration of South Breward.
Speaking to a large audience
gathered in support of Israel and
the Jewish people worldwide. Dr.
Plotkin assured the women that
just because there hasn't been
never before experienced.
Joyce Newman. Women's Di-
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war in Israel for several years "al
is well. Inflation is still rampant,
with pound devaluation hap
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Prices are skyrocketing and the
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A massive review of 1976
written by seven Moscow Jewish
leaders, the fourth of its kind
since autumn 1973, reported that
despite attempts to repress it, a
revival of Jewish culture is
taking place in the Soviet Union,
and involves thousands of people
in many parts of the country.
Many young people who have
not yet applied to settle in Israel
l>elong to independent modern
Hebrew song groups; cultural
magazines circulate in samizdat
editions; books on Jewish
history, philosophy, belles-lettres
and literature which are brought
in from abroad pass from hand to
hand. In Kishinev, there is a
private Jewish theater group.
This is apart from the annual
Israel Independence Day
assemblies in the forests outside
' Moscow and the regular ulpanim
for the serious study of Hebrew.
On the question of emigration,
the report says that although the
Sovic. authorities made some
concessions prior to the Com-
munist Party Congress in
February, difficulties intensified
as soon as it was over, and
refuseniks, whose cases, ac-
I cording to the authorities, were
I due to be re-examined, had their
refusals confirmed. Also, the
I movements of activists were
restricted and their contacts with
[ the West became far more dif-
ficult. Tourists from the West
| wishing to meet would-be
| emigrants were harassed.
New difficulties also have
appeared in the procedure for
obtaining emigration documents.
A person may have to wait a year
or more before receiving the
invitation from relatives in
Israel, which the authorities
demand. The longer an applicant
has to wait, the more difficult his
situation becomes, a fact which
has an intimidating effect an
many would-be emigrants.
Since September, the author-
ities in a group of towns in the
Ukraine notably Kiev and
Odessa refuse to accept ap-
plications from people of any age
whose parents are not applying
'to emigrate with them. This
happens even when the parents
want their children to leave
without them. This objection is
based on a rigid interpretation of
the Helsinki agreement under
which the Soviet Union commits
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itself to the principle of "reunion
of families."
The head of the All-Union
Ovir, V. Obidin, is quoted as
saying: "We are now putting a
stop to all arbitrary emigration.
In accordance with the decisions
of the Helsinki agreement, we
shall let people go only where it is
for reunification of families. And
a family, in accordance with the
code on marriage and family of
the USSR, consists only of
husband, wife and their un-
married children." The authors
conclude that if a truly free
emigration were allowed from the
Soviet Union very many more
Jews would leave.
Alvin D. Lurie, assistant com
missioner of the U.S. Internal
Revenue- Service, will be the
featured speaker and guest of
honor at the Inaugural Heritage
Luncheon and Estate Planning
'Seminar sponsored by the B'nai
B'rith Foundation of tbe United
States on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the
Hotel Americana in Bal Harbour,
it was announced by Malcolm D.
Fromberg, national cochairman
for Legacy Development of B'nai
B'rith.
"This event will feature a top-
drawer panel of experts on estate
planning, particularly as affected
by the Tax Reform Act of 1976,"
said Fromberg, "and the
presence of Alvin Lurie will make
it possible for our B'nai B'rith
members to have the final and
authoritative word on the many
items of change in the new Act."
Serving on the panel with
Lurie will be Stanley Hagendorf,
associate professor of law at the
University of Miami; Martin J.
Nash, adjunct professor of tax
law at the University of Miami;
Wesley Steinman, insurance co-
ordinator for B'nai B'rith in the
Broward region; Steve Widdes,
national director for Legacy De-
velopment for B'nai B'rith; Bert
Brown, president-elect of the
Florida Fund-Raising Cabinet.
Richard M. Zimmerman,
chairman of the Legacy Develop-
ment Committee for the Florida
region, has extended an in-
vitation to all members of the
Jewish community to be the
guests of B'nai B'rith at this
function. It is expected that
members of B'nai B'rith from all
over the country, especially the
Midwest and Northeast, will be
attending the affair.
The program will consist of
two parts. The Seminar on Estate
Planning will be held at 10 a.m.
with a discussion and question
period to follow. The luncheon
will take place at 12:30 p.m. with
Alvin Lurie as the guest speaker.
Lurie has been appointed to
serve as head of the office of the
Internal Revenue Service dealing
with Employee Plans and
Exempt Organizations. A writer
and lecturer, Lurie has been ad
mitted to practice before the
Supreme Court of the United
States, U.S. Tax Courts, and
many others.
The topics to be covered in the
Seminar will focus on the new
Tax Reform Act of 1976 and its
ramifications as they affect
changes in Capital Gains rules,
Unified Schedule of Estate and
Gift Tax rates, and Marital De-
ductions. The opportunity to
take advantage of the new law's
provisions to make charitable
guts at a low cost to the giver will
be explained.
Tickets may be obtained from
the Foundation office, Miami
Beach.
Edward Tumaroff is director of
the B'nai B'rith Foundation,
Florida region, and Adrienne
Weston is coordinator for the
event.
Antiques Show
To Open
Thursday
Seventy dealers from all over
the United States will exhibit and
sell antiques at the thirty-sixth
annual Miami Antiques Show
und Sale on Feb. 10 through 13 at
Bayfront Auditorium, Miami.
General manager for the show
is Mrs. Ethel Mae Boedy. Many
exhibitors have been displaying
.heir antiques since the show's
inception, others are first time
exhibitors.
The show hours are 1 to 11
p.m. daily, with last day closing
at 9 p.m.
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TA* Jewish Fbridian and S ho far of Greater Hollywood
Friday, February 11,19T7
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AskABe
ByABehalpepn
Bar Trifa, Canadians Implore
Question: What is the meaning
qf the word Genizah"?
Rose Cohen
Elizabeth, N.J.
Answer: Genizah is a Hebrew
word meaning hiding place or
a storeroom, usually connected
with the synagogue, for the
deposition of worn-out sacred
books. It is also the place for
storing books considered
heretical but which contain the
name of God and hence are too
sacred to be burned." (The
Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Religion, p.154.)
In the Mishnaic and Talmudic
times holy utensils and writings
which have passed out of use but
were too sacred to be destroyed
were hidden. During the Second
Temple period sacred writings
were apparently hidden in caves
especially in times of danger.
As is well known the Dead Sea
Scrolls were found in a cave in
Qumran near the Dead Sea. Sub-
sequently used sacred documents
were buried in the ground or
deposited in the walls, foun-
dations or attics of a Synagogue.
Such places of hiding for sacred
books are known as Genizot (pi.).
The best known is the Cairo
Genizah discovered in the Syna-
gogue of Fostat (old Cairo),
which was built in 1882 C.E. It
contained a large store of manu-
scripts first discovered in 1763
C.E.
In 1896 some pages were
brought to Cambridge and Solo-
mon Schechter (1860-1916)
scholar and theologian recog
nized them as being from the
Hebrew original of the book of
Ben Sira which had been lost and
was known only in its Greek
translation. He traveled to Cairo
and after strenuous effort he
acquired some one hundred
thousand pages. Many more
Eages found their way to other
braries throughout the world.
"The Cairo Genizah was found
in the attic of the Ezra Syna-
gogue, whose worshippers had
preserved ancient Palestinian
customs, and in which Maimon-
ides, his son Abraham, and other
great scholars had taught. This
synagogue was built in 882 on the
ruins of a Coptic church sold to
the Jews. In 1890 it was rebuilt,
but the attic was not touched
The attic was situated at the end
of the women's gallery: it was
without doors or windows and
could only be reached by means
of a ladder through a large hole at
the side.
"The Cairo Genizah brought to
light literary treasures and
historical documents, including.
(1) most of the Hebrew Ben Sira;
(2) fragments of Aquila's Greek
translation of the Bible; (3) The
Covenant of Damascus;
(4) ancient Palestinian, Baby-
lonian, and Spanish piyyutim;
(6) a large number of documents
relating to the history of the Jews
of Israel and Egypt from the time
of the Islamic conquests until the
First Crusade, a period about
which nothing had previously
been known; (6) abundant
material on the history of Kara-
ism; (7) authentic documents
and the signatures of important
personages; (8) an exceptional
variety of historical and cultural
material, including Ashkenazi
piyyutim and writings (letters
and poems) from the 13th and
16th centuries in Judeao Ger-
man (YiddHW fffcW aWrdo-
paeidia Judaica, vol.7, p.406.)
The oldest dated manuscript
found in the Cairo Genizah was
from 760 C.F ""re were many
other finds lo. \in Genizot in
Crimea, Poland, North Africa,
etc. But these manuscripts have
been less successful because of
the climatic conditions in these
countries and soon rotted away.
However, the documents found in
the Judean caves and the Cairo
Genizah have been preserved by
the clear, dry climate.
Solomon Schechter is also
known as the founder of Con-
servative Judaism in the United
States.
Editor's note: Please send all
questions to:
ASK ABE
c / o The Jewish Federation
of South Broward
2838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, Florida 33020
MONTREAL (JTA)
The Canadian Jewish
Congress asked the Min-
ister of Manpower and
immigration, Bud Cullen,
to deny admission to Arch-
bishop Valerian Trifa who
reportedly seeks entry to
Canada because he is under
investigation in the United
States.
Alan Rose, executive di-
rector of the CJCt told the
Daoud's Release
Club Protests
The David Ben Gurion Culture
Club, Inc., for the state of
Florida, sent a letter to Andrew
Young, ambassador to the
United Nations, protesting the
French government's handling 0f
the release of Abu Daoud.
"We who survived the
Holocaust are determined not to
let the world forget what hap-
pened to our people.
"We plead with you to help us
bring this man Abu Daoud
to justice," the letter concluded.
Minister that the CJC was
concerned about the
number of suspected wai
criminals already allegedly
residing in Canada.
HE URGED that Trifa, who
was a member of the fascist Iron
Guard in Rumania during World
War II and held responsible for
the massacre of Rumanian Jews,
be kept out of Canada, should he
apply.
A CJC spokesman said that
while the reports were not
confirmed, they were firm enough
to lead Rose to make his request
to Cullen. Trifa, according to the
reports, hopes to enter Canada to
settle there.
Trifa has been charged by the
U.S. Department of Justice and
the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS)
with having lied about his
membership in the Iron Guard
when he applied for U.S. citizen-
ship after World War II. Trifa
lives in Grass Lake, Mich.
IT WAS reported by the
Detroit Jewish Newt in Michigan
that Trifa gave a deposition in
the case in a private session Jan.
26 before U.S. attorneys in
Detroit, his defense attorneys
and a federal court stenographer.
The deposition, which had been
sought since last summer, had
been delayed by the illness of
Trifa's attorney and a report that
Trifa had suffered a slight stroke.
French Envoy Snubs Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) The visit to Israel by France's
Minister of Commerce and Economy Michel D'Ornano has
been postponed indefinitely for political reasons, it was an-
nounced here.
Government spokesmen said Israel suggested the post-
ponement of the visit, which was scheduled for Feb. 7, because
of the charged political atmosphere between the countries
following France's release of Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud.
No new date for D'Ornanos visit has been set.
THERE IS NOTHING
THAT CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR
SEEING ISRAEL FOR YOURSELF."
if i
"I don't believe that there is a better way
to express your feelings than to actually go
to Israel....There is something special about
the Holy Land... .Those who go, come back
entirely different. They see something that
no words can describe."
So spoke Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister
of Israel, at the beginning of this Solidarity
Pilgrimage Year. Yet, what Rabin said is an
echo of what every person has felt who has
ever visited Israel. You know this.
If you don't you'll learn it at Pesach, when,
sitting at the Seder in Israel, every symbol
of this festival of freedom will take on
richness that almost aches.
You'll know the feeling when you join the
crowd and dance through the streets on
Purim or Independence Day.
You'll feel it on Shavuot, as the First
Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel
Fruits are paraded through the kibbutz
with so much bursting pride. And at the
Western Wall, where the ancient chanting
through the night seems to make centuries
melt away.
You'll know what "no words can de-
scribe" when you walk through the streets
of Israel at Sukkot, and find yourself sur-
rounded by beautiful Sukkot booths in
every yard and on every balcony.
You'll feel it at Chanukah, at the candle
lighting ceremony atop Mount Zion.
But you don't need a celebration to share
these experiences. Because every day of
Solidarity Year is a celebration of your
partnership with Israel.
And once you go and feel these things for
the first time, as many times as you return
will never be enough.
Contact your travel agent or
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The Jewish Floridian and S ho far of Greater Hollywood
Page 11
d Influence WaningRabin
I JOSEPH POLAKOFP
JHINGTON (JTA)
Premier Yitzhak Rabin
["Russian influence in '.he
i East is at its lowest point
Inty years, partially thanks
I Sinai pact,
i interview with U.S. News
r'orld Report distributed
[Rabin credits the Israeli-
tian agreement signed a
[ago as also easing the
|e East arms race, reducing
spability of the Arabs to
war against Israel, and
ig Syria to send troops
ebanon. The image of the
Istine Liberation
nization, which he desribed
| cancer in the Middle East,"
en tarnished, he added.
A QUESTION and answer
with the influential
jy news magazine's inter-
|nal staffer, Dennis Mullin,
said the Lebanese Civil
has put the Soviets in "a
awkward" position.
pointed out that the
Jsts "cannot endanger their
Syria, and yet they cannot
ky the leftists in Lebanon
[drop their support for the
Vtimans."
THE BEST solution is Libya.
\CJW to Meet
Feb. 21, the National
m-il of Jewish Women, Holly-
Section, will hold a book
to be given by Ann
erman.
pe will review World of Our
iers by Irving Howe at the
lie Federal Bank, 2100 E.
indale Beach Blvd., at 1 p.m.
rkets are still available for
\Yiddisher Mikado with the
Players at South Broward
I School, on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.
[Weissman is chairwoman.
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If the Libyans care so much
about them, why don't they
invite them to live in Libya? The
country is underpopulated and
wealthy, and the Palestinians
could contribute much to it."
The Palestinians in Lebanon
constitute only ten percent of all
Palestinians, Rabin observed.
"The bulk of the Palestinians are
secure because they are either
Israeli citizens, live under Israeli
administration, or are Jor-
danians. With the majority,
Yasir Arafat has no influence at
all."
Rabin put "the main blame" of
the Lebanese war on the "ex-
tremist Palestinians," adding
"They have not lost because the
Arab world still needs them. It
has been using them as a political
football for 40 years and won't
stopnow."
DESPITE Lebanon and other
frictions in the Arab world, Rabin
"would not advise anyone to
predict the outlook for peace. A
change in the Arab attitude
toward Israel will definitely take
a long time."
Asked whether he was satisfied
with the U.S. aid Israel receives,
Rabin said that "We deserve the
aid we get because Egypt and
Syria could not maintain their
military strength without
enormous aid from the Soviets
and the Arab oil states.
"We want to maintain a
military strength that allows
Israel to defend itself by itself. I
think it is agreed in the U.S. that
Israel's military strength is
needed to make sure diplomatic
progress can be achieved."
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Louis Harris PoU published this
week finds that a majority of 71-6
percent of Americans disapprove
of the Arab boycott of U.S. com-
panies that do business with
Israel.
The poll also finds that a 44-27
percent majority favor legislation
to impose tax penalties on
American firms that comply with
the boycott, and 42-29 percent
Ifavor a tougher law to impose a
fine or imprisonment on com-
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The poll also found that 52
percent blame the Arab oil pro-
ducing countries for higher
gasoline prices, that 60-24
percent majority do not believe
"we need Arab oil for our
gasoline shortage here at home,
so we had better find ways to get
along with the Arabs, even if that
means supporting Israel less."
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The Jewish Floridian and S ho far of Greater HoUywooc
Friday, February 11,1977
Temples Pilch In
To Baek CJA-IEF
Campaign Effort
Yael Alon Dror (seated center), a former
member of the Israeli Defense Force who is
presently involved in Jewish education,
spoke at Temple Solel of Hollywood's 1977
Combined Jewish Appeal Israel Emergency
Fund breakfast. With Ms. Dror are (seated
from left) Karen Margulies, Metropolitan
cochairman, and Joyce Newman, Women's
Division president of the Jewish Federation
of South Broward Standing (from left) are
Stanley Margulies, M.D., 1977 CJA-IEF
campaign general chairman; Sheila Katlin,
program cochairman, and James Kronen-
gold, program chairman.
f^ssssss^sss
Temple Sinai in Hollywood pledged support for the 1977 CJA-IEF
campaign of the Jewish Federation of South Broward at a fund-raising
breakfast held recently. Yael Alon Dror (center) was the featured
speaker and is pictured with Myron Levine (left) and Rabbi David
Shapiro.
Temple Israel in Miramar supported the 1977 CJA-IEF
campaign by holding its annual brunch and making
financial commitments to aid Jews in Israel and around
the world. From left are Max Shevin, Temple vice
president; Mayor Harry Rosen of Miramar; Yael Alon
Dror guest speaker; Rabbi Avrom Drazin; and Morton
tnedman, Temple Israel president.
i
Temple $eth El of Hollywood rallied for the 1977 CJA-IEF campaign
with a breakfast at the temple. A large gathering heard Henry Levy
'feTnutTpi f $]&?& operation^James FoVS;,
Temple Beth El president (left), is shown with (from left) Levy, Lewis
E. Cohn, president of the Jewish Federation of South Broward and
former temple president; and Harry Pruesach, chairman of the day.
pawtiia jiuuuca, voi. i, p.wu.i
Temple Beth Shalom in Hollywood Hills held a fund-raising breakfast
on behalf of the 1977 CJA-IEF campaign of the Jewish Federation of
South Broward The event was headed by (from left) Cochairmen Ed
Kaplan and Jack Shapiro; Karen Margulies, CJA-IEF Metropolitan
cochairman, and Dr. Samuel Meline, vice president of the South Brow-
nrri Iei,,ith Fvrlcmtinn


y, February Hi1977
TAe Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 13
orninq daily's columnist out of his water
By EDWARD COHEN
Only on First Amendment grounds could
Charles Whited's column last Sunday in the
Miami Herald be defended. While I would
assert a mild sensitivity to the heading,
"Synagogue Sues for Their Dues" and a
little shudder over grammar my major
objection is that this usually perceptive writer
on human interest subjects was swimming in
waters far over his head.
As one who has written extensively on the
question of synagogue finances, delivered
papers to learned groups and been inter-
viewed on a number of occasions by both
daily newspapers, I could have told Whited to
file in his wastebasket what obviously was a
complaint to him from someone who was
"injured."
IF IT seemed to be a good story that a
synagogue had sued an individual for non-
payment of dues, it surely would have been
handled better by the religion editor who, I
know, is familiar with the old tale that
membership in some synagogues
can cost more than some people
are asked to pay.
If it seemed to be in his area of
bleeding heart" concernand I
do not denigrate that concern it
is possible that closer in-
vestigation might have given him
reason to decide against
publication.
I could give him a good
example of that from a Miami
News story of five years ago
concerning another victim of
synagogue oppression the man
who had to take his Bar Mitzvah
to another synagogue because it
had refused to let the ritual take
place unless he paid up the $500
owing the synagogue. Righteous
indignation all around.
The New Carter Diplomacy
Wife of Simcha Dinitz
Given Southern Smooch
WASHINGTON (JTA) For most diplomats and
their wives at a White House reception last week, it was only a
handshake and a few words from President Carter. But Mrs.
\ i\ un.Diciit/. ufjfe of Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz. got a
kiss from the nation's chief executive.
1 told the President we would pray for him," Ambassador
Dinitz said. "I am so proud he kissed my wife." The Israeli
(envoy told reporters afterwards that he and Carter were old
friends and recalled spending a weekend in 197.) in Carter's
mansion in Georgia when Carter was governor.
The reception Saturday was the President's first for
liplomats and part of a series of receptions he has been holding
lince his inauguration.
Ida Schneider and Phil Mintz enact a scene from "Der Yid-
mher Mikado," the Yiddish version of Gilber and Sullivan's
Weretta. Ms. Schneider and Mintz are members of the Delta
layers, currently touring South Florida with the production.
THE KEY to that story was
the writer's unvarnished state-
ment that "Bar Mitzvah recep-
tions are a religious trau.uon."
Thus the man with the son had to
choose between raising the
money to pay Temple Fontaine-
bleau for the spiritual uplift of
molded chopped liver, prime ribs
of beef and flaming cherries
jubilee, or the synagogue which
had spent years in educating that
son for, at the very least, the
Torah ritual at Temple Or Olom.
After which, statistically, he
would have stopped his Jewish
education and his parents ended
their relationship with the
Temple.
It is possible that closer
scrutiny by Whited might have
revealed costs other than the im-
plication in his column that what
was owing was the balance on a
year's dues. Possibly there were
other charges for direct services
rendered.
FOR INSTANCE, there was a
wedding involved, according to
the story. There also, if one reads
closely, are two years of dues
involved, not just one. The total
figure of $235 might not then
seem so outrageous, even
granting the bad times which are
related by the sued couple as
having to choose between paying
the synagogue or the mortgage.
I have been, to put it in my
usually modest manner, a public
crusader for synagogue dues
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Continued from Page 1
surely motivate other Haleys,
and so this aesthetic distance is
of particular importance for us to
achieve, particularly because
imitators may not be as success-
ful as Haley meaning that
imitators may come up with less
myth than Haley has and call for
more muscle instead.
We must achieve it, or we may
all of us, all races and all creeds,
be chopped down all too quickly
to our own roots.
policies which recognize that
many people cannot meet the
rigidly high dues of many of our
congregations. Adon Taft, the
Herald's religion editor, once
quoted me as believing that those
with incomes around $10,000 a
year or less should not be asked
to contribute more than 1 per-
cent, and those between that base
and $20,000 should feel no strain
at 1.5 percent.
Among the favorable letters
was one which disputed the idea
that "a retiree" could afford the 1
percent on a $10,000 income
$100 a year to support the syna-
gogue of his choice. It gives one
an idea of the priorities our
people choose.
AS A synagogue admin-
istrator, I would not favor the
course of action taken by Beth
David to recover what it feels is
rightfully due it. Not only is the
publicity injurious which is
really no matter if one is right
but it seems to me to negate the
"fair share" policy which is a
keystone of that fine congre-
gation's membership philosophy.
What that means is that
everyone is asked to contribute,
voluntarily, a sum that reflects
that person's expendable income.
Experience tells us that a fair
number do just that, a few even
more, but also that there are
those who cannot meet any
ethical test, whether it is relating
to synagogue obligations or to
life in general.
IN THE final analysis, the
synagogue's role is to educate its
people to live by the moral and
ethical standards of Judaism.
If we have to go to court to
enforce those standards then we
have failed, and we should take
our losses, quietly, as most
synagogues do.
Soviet Jew May Face Trial
On Charges of Defamation
NEW YORK (JTA) Naum Salensky, whose home is the site of
the regularly held Jewish cultural seminar in Vilna, is being in-
vestigated by Soviet authorities on charges which could mea.i three
years imprisonment, according to the Greater New York Conference
on Soviet Jewry.
The leading activist, who holds a doctorate in physics, has been told
not to leave the Vilna area until the authorities complete their in-
vestigation. His mother, dying of cancer in Israel, has sent numerous
appeals to Soviet authorities to be reunited with her son.
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The Jewish Floridian and S ho far of Greater Hollywood
Friday, February 11.1977
South Broward Hi-Rises Rally For CJA-IEF Campaign
Joseph Wohlfeiler (second from right) was
honored by residents of Meadowbrook Phase
V for his years of Jewish communal service,
on behalf of the 1977 Combined Jewish
Appeal Israel Emergency Fund of the
Jewish Federation of South Broward.
Making the presentation are (from left) Alex
Rubin, Meadowbrook Phase V chairman;
Rabbi Morris Gordon, guest speaker;
Wohlfeiler; and Harry Grossman, Hallan-
dale "A" cochairman for the CJA-IEF.

Presidential Towers held a brunch on behalf of the 1977 Com-
bined Jewish Appeal Israel Emergency Fund campaign and
honored Mrs. Jack Richman (left) and Mrs. Ann Wildstein for
dedicated and humanitarian service to the Jewish community.
They are pictured with guest speaker Henry Levy, former
director of European operations for HIAS, the Hebrew Im-
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for dedicated service to the Jewish community, on behalf of the
1977 Combined Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund cam-
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presentation is Jules B. Gordon (right), Galahad III chairman.
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The J elvish Flortdian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
Page 15
Harvard Gives Jewish
By PAUL S. APPELBAUM
Increasingly, there is
[evidence on college cam-
puses across the nation
that Jewish students' re-
ligious rights are being vio-
lated with nary an aca-
demic concern for the
violations.
Obviously, a laboratory
or examination held on a
Saturday presents pro-
found difficulty for the
Orthodox Jewish students.
BUT WHAT is less evident is
that, in some ways, the non-
traditional Jew suffers even
more. Orthodox students, though
resentful of the situation, have a
[ clear choice. They will not attend
the lab and what they miss is a
simple loss.
Non-traditional students,
though, are forced to decide
between strict observance and
flagrant and public dis-
regard for their tradition.
Students who honestly cannot
say they will not write on the
Sabbath day, but nonetheless
hold it in some regard, are
coaxed, and in some cases simply
forced, to give up their oppor-
tunity for personal religious
expression.
To argue that in most cases
they do so willingly is to ignore
not only the covert pressures, but
also the fact that they would not
have done so had the school not
asked them to. Furthermore, the
frequent practice of accepting
only traditional religious
practices as excuses for absence
from specified activities puts the
school in the absurd positon of
defining a norm for the individual
practice of Judaism.
Because religious coercion s
repugnant to the majority of
Americans, it became obvious,
after the impact of Harvard's
"Yom Kippur War" had passed,
that the above analysis could
provide a powerful tool for those
who were ready to challenge dis-
crimination against Jews on
[campus.
THE OPPORTUNITY was
not long in coming and it ap-
peared, not surprisingly, at that
same university by the placid and
polluted Charles.
Harvard Medical School had
I always held its Class Day cere-
monies on a Saturday morning in
May, and had no reason to do
otherwise this year. Of the 166
I students in the graduating class
labout one-quarter was Jewish,
Ibut only a handful were
[traditionally observant.
Nevertheless, a number pf other
>tudents had strong Jewish
peelings.
As a first step, a letter to the
r'ean was drawn up requesting
In alternate date. It was ex-
plained that the Orthodox
Students and their parents could
pot attend and that the other
Pews in the class were being
fsked to publicly reject and defile
Iheir traditional Sabbath day.
The letter was circulated for a few
ays among a number of
Jtudents of all four classes and
roximately 40 signatures
?obtained.
TO ATTEMPT was made to
rculate the letter to the entire
ludent body, only to demon-
Irate that the issue was of sub-
antial concern. The Dean, after
I few weeks of thought, referred
matter to the Student-
Students Bum Rap
Faculty Committee, a group with
little real power except in in-
stances where the Dean prefers
not to take the heat. The Dean's
letter of transmittal suggested to
As with most good politicians,
the Dean would never have pro-
posed a vote unless he knew that
the outcome would match his
desires. Clearly Robert Ebert
realized that the 75 percent of the
student body that was not
Jewish would vote over-
whelmingly for a Saturday
exercise simply on the basis of
convenience. He saw
"democracy," in this case, as a
way to avoid granting the
students' request.
The crucial vote in the
Student-Faculty Committee was
taken on this issue. Some argued
that a free vote was the only fair
way to decide on an issue af-
fecting all. The Jewish students
replied that the result was a fore-
gone conclusion and such a
course was equivalent to
rejecting the request.
A BLACK Associate Dean, a
student of the struggle for black
rights in this country, carried the
debate one step further. "These
students are telling you," he said,
"that they think holding Class
Day on the Sabbath of 25 percent
of the class is morallv wrong. If
the class votes in favor of doing it
anyway, will that make it right?
"The Bill of Rights is in the
U.S. Constitution to prevent the
majority from 'democratically'
voting away the minority's
rights. If you think they are
wrong, say so. But don't pass the
buck to a class referendum. There
are some places where
'democracy' just doesn't belong."
On a squeaker of a vote, the com-
mittee agreed to decide on the
issue itself.
THE PROCESS began ot
weighing the Jewish students'
rights against a number of other
factors. Sunday was ruled out as
an alternative because the com-
mittee felt it would violate the
Christian students' rights.
Though the argument is invalid
the Christian notion of the
Sabbath in no way prohibits
participation in public events
the Jewish students conceded the
point and gathered support for
later votes. .
A weekday was the other
alternative. The objection was
raised that exercises on a week-
day would entail time lost from
work for the parents of the
student *-odv. The Jewish
Avant Garde
Condo Sets
Bond Night
Residents of Avant Garde will
have their first Night In Israel on
Wednesday evening, Feb. 23
under auspices of the Avant
Garde Israel Bond Committee.
The event will be in the West
Building Card Room at 8 p.m.
Serving as cochairmen are
Charles Fisher and Sol Cohen.
Honorees will be Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Radiss, who will be
recipients of the Israel Solidarity
Award. Radiss is president of the
Avant Garde Condominium
Association.
The entertainment portion of
the program will be headed by
Eddie Schaffer, American Jewish
folk humorist.
Steinbach Celebrates 83rd Birthday
lf A. Alan Steinbach was
inored on the occasion of his
T0 bu*hday last week at a
Per at the Cry8tal H
ami Beach.
>. Steinbach is a published
ft. author and scholar. For
^y years he was editor of the
New York Board of Rabbis'
Bulletin.
Dr. Steinbach now resides in
Hollywood, Fla., and is rabbi
emeritus of Temple Shavath
Sholom of Brooklyn, N.Y., where
he served for four decades.
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students replied that
majority of the parents
hardly in the income bracket
where one day lost from work was
of any significance; many of the
others could take a day off
without any loss of pay.
They went on to say that even
if we grant an occasional incon-
venience, the primary issue at
stake is a moral one and, as such,
must take priority. Lastly, they
noted, most universities, in-
cluding Harvard, hold the actual
graduation during the week,
without complaint from parent or
student.
A CRUSTY old New England
pathologist raised the inevitable
question. "If the Jews don't want
it on Saturday and we move it to
Thursday, what if two years from
now another group comes along
and says that this violates their
religious belief?"
AN IMPASSIONED young
renal physiologist had the final
say. "You are asking us to do
something that will incon-
venience some people for the
benefit of others. Are you so sure
you are right that you are willing
to take the responsibility for
that?" The Jewish students had
the advantage of conviction,
knowing that for too long Jews
had fought for everybody's rights
but their own. They answered
with an impressively firm, "Yes."
When the final vote was taken
to change the date of Class Day
from Saturday, May 29, to
Thursday, May 27, the motion
passed handily and the young
physiologist voted "yes," too.
It works. Tell people that you
want something changed and
they will ignore you. Use their
own value system to explain why
the situation is unjust, and they
often feel obliged to help you
change things. One can only hope
that the example provided here
will serve as a model for action by
concerned Jews on other college
campuses, and in the working
world as well.
< Religious Directory
NORTH BROWARD
TEMPLE BETH ORR. 21S1 Riverside
Drive. Reform (44).
Dimont to Address
Bonds Dinner
Max Dimont, author and lec-
turer, will be the speaker at the
Temple Beth El Israel Dinner of
State, Saturday evening, Feb. 19,
in the Tobin Auditorium, Alfred
Golden, chairman of the event,
announced.
It will be at this occasion that
communal and philanthropic
leader Jules B. Gordon will be
honored.
Heading preparations for the
Dinner are Dr. Samuel Z. Jaffe,
spiritual leader of the congre-
gation; James Fox Miller,
president, and Harry Prussack
and Hilda Ratner, associate
chairmen.
Max Dimont s book Jews, Ood
and History, a Jewish history
book, has sold over a million and
a half copies in 12 years. It has
been published in French,
Spanish, Hindu, and now is being
translated into Japanese.
Dimont's second book the In-
destructible Jews examines the
Diaspora as a factor in the
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survival that permitted the Jews
to march back to reinstate the
State of Israel after a 2,000-year
absence.
Max Dimont was born in
Helsinki, Finland, one of 300
Jewish families in the entire
country, and now one of a dozen
Finnish Jews in the United
States. He came to this country
in 1930, and served with the U.S.
Army Intelligence during World
War II in France, Belgium and
Germany.
Dimont has lectured at the
Weizmann Institute, Hebrew
University, and the University of
Haifa. He is presently gathering
material for a book on a modem
interpretation of the creation of
the State of Israel.
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