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A Passover Message
To The Community
Campaign Hits
In our celebration of
Passover, we relive one of the
greatest moments in the
history of the Jewish people,
our liberation from slavery in
Egypt. This year we celebrate
the liberation of Anatoly
Shcharansky from his bondage
in the Soviet Union, but we
must temper our joy with the
thoughts and prayers for
thousands more who yearn to
leave so they can live as Jews
in freedom.
On Passover, Israel and
world Jewry stand united as
we join to celebrate a cherish-
ed vision ... of a world in
which each nation and each in-
dividual is afforded freedom,
justice, understanding and
respect. We live in tenuous
times, when terror seems to
outweigh reason. In light of
this fact we must be prepared
to rise above the despair and
strengthen and sustain the
hopes of all of our fellow Jews.
We must meet the needs of all
who must have our support to
live the fullness of Jewish life:
in Israel, in remnant com-
munities the world over and
here in Palm Beach County.
On this very special
Passover may Jews
throughout the world
celebrate freedom and hope
that the days ahea3 will pro-
vide us with good health, the
spirit of renewal and a bridge
to peace.
On behalf of the Board of
Directors and Staff of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, may I wish you
a Happy Passover, and a
prayer that our hopes and
dreams are a step closer to
reality this year.
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
$7.2 Million Mark
Special Passover Appeal Planned
The 1986 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign has
reached the $7.2 million mark,
according to Arnold _L.
Lampert, general campaign
"As the spring progresses
we expect our campaign to
raise additional hundreds of
thousands of dollars," said
Lampert. "Year after year we
are continuing to outpace
every campaign in the country.
This is a real tribute to the
hard work of the lay and pro-
fessional leaders in our Jewish
Calling the Women's Divi-
sion campaign "a significant
and vital fund raising arm of
the Jewish Federation,"
Lampert noted that the
Women's Division campaign
has so far raised more than 25
percent of the total funds, an
Morse Geriatric Women's
Auxiliary Luncheon-
Fashion Show... page 2
Random Thoughts By
Muriel Levitt. -. page 5
Reagan's Jewish Liaison
Speaks Out... page 16
In observance of the first
two days of Passover, the
offices of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will be closed on
Thursday, April 24 and
Friday, April 25.
(See Page 3)
amount equivalent to approx-
imately $2 million.
"The Women's Division is
very proud of its increased
contribution to the overall
campaign," said Carol Green-
baum, Women's Division cam-
paign vice president. "This
year, one single event, our
Lion of Judah luncheon, raised
over $1 million." Noting that
the Lion of Judah category of
giving acknowledges women's
gifts of $5,000 or more, Mrs.
Greenbaum said, "When our
Lion of Judah event was in-
augurated in Palm Beach
County in 1983 we had 55
women involved. This year,
140 women committed
themselves to improving
Jewish lives in the local com-
munity, in Israel and around
the world by making gifts of
$5,000 or more."
"Wherever we end up this
year, Lampert commented,
"we will be in a position to
raise over $9 million next
Lampert was quick to point
out that the consistent annual
increases are not simply the
result of a rapidly growing
Jewish population in Palm
Beach County. "We work very
hard, and as a team we work
very well," he said. "We're
never satisfied with 10 or 15
percent increases. Twenty or
25 percent is the least we
strive for."
Noting that areas of the
county untouched four years
ago are now integrally involv-
ed in the campaign's success,
Lampert cited the examples of
Eastpointe, High Ridge Coun-
try Club and Hunters Run,
which this year combined to
raise over $1 million.
Lampert also emphasized
that, while our local campaign
Continued on Page 3
Community Observance
In Remembrance Of The Victims of the Holocaust
Allan Ryan, Jr., former prosecutor of Nazi war criminals in
America for the U.S. Justice Department, will speak, on
Monday, May 5, 1986, 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community
Day School, 5801 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.
For more information call 832-2120.
In Effort To Save Unity Coalition
Modai, Shamir To Switch Jobs
JERUSALEM (JTA) Labor and Likud apparently have agreed on a face-
saving formula to preserve their unity coalition government which appeared on
the brink of collapse after Premier Shimon Peres announced that he intended to
dismiss Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai, a Likud Liberal.
Peres is reported amenable to the plan which was being debated by the Likud
leadership. It calls for Modai and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir to switch
portfolios. Shamir would become Finance Minister, satisfying Peres' stated
determination to remove Modai from the Treasury.
Modai would take over the Foreign Ministry, but only until the rotation of
power next October 13 when Peres is required by the coalition agreement to
switch jobs with Shamir. When the latter becomes Prime Minister, Modai would
return to the Treasury.
There was some heated opposition to the plan in Likud circles, notably from
Minister of Housing David Levy who aspires to Shamir's position as leader of the
Herut faction of Likud. But Shamir made it clear that he supports the com-
promise and a majority of the Likud ministers are expected to agree.
Peres' anger at Modai was kindled by interviews with the Finance Minister
published recently which quoted Modai as saying Peres was a "flighty" Premeir
who knew little about economics and deserved no credit for the successes so far
of the government's economic austerity program. Peres called those remarks a
deliberate, premeditated attack on the government and declared he would
remove Modai.
If he did, he would be acting in violation of the coalition agreement that the
Prime Minister of one party cannot dismiss a minister of the other. Likud
responded to Peres with an outpouring of support for Modai, saying that if he
went the entire Likud ministerial delegation would go with him.
But most observers believe the Likud leadership was relieved when Modai an-
nounced that he would resign for-"the good of the nation" if the Premier so
Continued on Page 11

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
B&P Women To Discuss Stress And Time Management
Ellen Rampell, Women's
Division vice-president for the
Business and Professional
Group, and Roxanne Axelrod,
Programming chair for
Business and Professional
Women, have announced that
Jamie Dreyfus-Landerman
and Lorie Mesches will co-
chair the Business and Profes-
sional Women's May 7 dinner
Palm Beach Airport Hilton,
with those interested in net-
working gathering at 5:30 p.m.
Psychologist and lecturer
Dr. Linda Werner, will be the
guest speaker at the dinner
program. A native New
Yorker, Dr. Werner received
her BA in psychology and
sociology and her PhD in
counseling psychology from
program, which will focus on The University of Florida, and
Stress and Time Manage- she is certied in s^hoo,
SSifr n? /S* Psych0,Sy by the Florida
place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Department of Education.
Morse Geriatric Center
In her private practice in
Palm Beach Gardens, Dr.
Werner specializes in in-
dividual and marital counsel-
ing, assertiveness training and
psychological issues relating
specifically to women and
"If you're too busy to attend
this meeting, then this
meeting is for you," said co-
chair Jamie Dreyfus-
Landerman, who emphasized
that effective time manage-
ment can dramatically im-
First Annual Women's Auxiliary
Luncheon-Fashion Show
prove a business and profes-
sional woman's productivity,
in the office and at home.
"With today's woman hav-
ing to juggle job and domestic
responsibilities, stress is a fact
of life," observed co-chair
Lorie Mesches. "Since stress
can't be avoided, we need to
cultivate skills which will help
us deal with it, and Dr. Werner
is eminently qualified to
discuss this topic."
Couvert for the May 7 dinner
program is $20 per person.
For more information regar-
ding this event or other ac-
tivities of the Business and
Professional Women's Group,
please contact Faye Stoller,
Women's Division assistant
director at 832-2120.
Dr. Linda Werner
Five hundred women attended the First
Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show of the
Women's Auxiliary of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center. The overwhelming
response is a tribute to the superb
organization and tremendous work the
Auxiliary does on behalf of the Center and
its elderly residents.
Pictured above at the Luncheon are (standing, left to right)
E. Drew Gackenheimer, Executive Director of the Center;
Rabbi Alan R. Sherman, Director of Religious Activities; and
Jay Epstein, Director of Development and Public Relations
for the Center. Seated, left to right are Anita Anton, speaker
and honored guest for the Luncheon, who serves as President
of the Center's Resident Council; Frances Schnitt, Chairper-
son for the Luncheon; and Center resident, Lena Lindenberg.
The Boynton Beach office of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, located at 3625 S. Congress Ave. in
Boynton Beach, will be closing for the summer on April 29.
Boynton Beach residents who wish to contact the Federa-
tion may call the West Palm Beach office at 832-2120. The
Boynton Beach office is scheduled to re-open on Tuesday,
Pictured at the Women's Auxiliary First
Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show are
(seated left to right) Sis Gold, Auxiliary
Corresponding Secretary; Frances Schnitt,
Luncheon Chairperson; Sylvia Berman,
Auxiliary President; Helen Sodowick, Aux-
iliary Vice-President. (Standing left to
right) E. Drew Gackenheimer, Executive
Director of the Morse Geriatric Center;
Dorothy Ludwig, Auxiliary Vice-President;
Elaine Glasgall, Treasurer; Rabbi Alan R.
Sherman, Director of Religious Activities
at the Center and Director of Community
Relations and Chaplain for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; and Jay
Epstein, Director of Development and
Public Relations of the Morse Geriatric
Heading North?
If you are a part-time resident who receives the
Jewish Floridian, please contact the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County before leaving for the summer.
Also please notify the Federation upon your return so
you will continue to receive the Floridian during "**
season." Call 832-2120.
Shown is one of the over 50 outfits presented in the Vera
Sachs of Palm Beach Fashion Show at the First Annual Lun-
cheon and Fashion Show of the Women's Auxiliary of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center. The fashion show was met
with enthusiastic approval from the audience as models
showed fashions from casual sportswear to transitional day-
to-evening ensembles.
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Friday, April 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Peres Urges Expansion Of Project Renewal
Describing Project Renewal,
the partnership program of
diaspora Jews and Israelis to
improve life in Israel's disad-
vantaged neighborhoods, as "a
huge success," Prime Minister
Shimon Peres urged recently
that the program should b*jx-
panded to focus on scientific
apd technological education.
In his first public appearance
of his latest visit to the U.S.,
the Prime Minister spoke
before some 300 leaders of the
United Jewish Appeal and the
New York City UJA-
Federation Campaign at the
latter's headquarters here.
He called Project Renewal
"the first experience of an
organization of volunteers to
deal with a social phenomenon,
an attempt to offer to weak
spots in a country a ray of
hope." Referring to his recent
visit to New York City's twin-
ned community of Hatikvah,
he noted that Hatikvah means
"hope" and said that Project
Renewal in Hatikvah was a
"hope that was realized" and
has become a subject of study
for other nations.
Speaking to the American
Jewish community in general,
Peres said, "I ask you to con-
tinue to add to the im-
provements in the social and
physical aspects of Project
Renewal, and to expand it, to
go into scientific and
technological education in
order to help build science-
Meese Eager
To Curb Terrorism
Attorney General Edwin
Meese has vowed that the U.S.
was "serious" about applying
"the full weight of the law" to
those who commit acts of ter-
ror, and called Yasir Arafat
"ultimately responsible" for
terrorist activity by factions of
the PLO.
"We know that the various
elements in the PLO and its
allies and affiliates are in the
thick of international terror,
and the leader of the PLO
Yasir Arafat must ultimate-
ly be held responsible for their
actions," Meese affirmed to
resounding applause at a lun-
cheon of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC). AIPAC was con-
cluding its 27th annual policy
conference in Washington.
new recognition of the threat
that terrorism represents, he
said, coordinated worldwide
efforts to prevent its occur-
rence enabled the thwarting of
100 terrorist missions aimed
against U.S. citizens abroad in
1985. Beyond the Administra-
tion's preventative efforts,
however, is its policy of "going
Continued from Page 1
is bolstered significantly by
major donors, "We don't begin
and end with major con-
tributors. In fact, we frequent-
ly raise as many new dollars
from the grassroots members
of our community as we do
from our major benefactors."
Lampert encouraged all
those who have not yet made
their 1986 gift to do so as soon
as possible so that more life-
saving programs and services
can be funded in Jewish com-
munities the world over.
"We are also preparing a
special Passover Appeal on
behalf of the campaign,"
Lampert said. "At this impor-
tant time of year and at this
crucial point in Jewish history,
we hope that members of the
community will respond
generously and make a miracle
happen at Passover."
For more information about
the 1986 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign,
please contact the campaign
department at 832-2120.
after those who actively con-
trol ... and sponsor the ter-
Continued on Page 19
based industry in Israel. I
think it will bring new life and
new hope to you and to us."
Peres praised Operation
Moses, the UJA/Federation
fund-raising campaign to help
support the absorption of
Ethiopian Jews into Israeli
society, and paid tribute to the
people of Israel for their
sacrifices under the nation's
economic austerity program.
They experienced a 20 to 30
percent reduction in real in-
come, he said, but Israel's
ba!ance-of-payments deficit
has been reduced, inflation has
been drastically slowed, and
for the first time in Israel's
history there has been a
budget surplus.' "We cut
deep," the Prime Minister
observed, "but there was not a
single demonstration in the
streets, and the people bore it
with dignity and without
"Relations between the
United States and Israel are as
friendly and as appreciated as
they can be," Peres stated.
Israel "full-heartedly sup-
ported" recent American
Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres called Project Renewal,
"an outstanding success in human terms, and I ask you to
continue it, to expand it." Shown with Peres are Alex Grass,
UJA national chairman (center), and Ludwig Jesselson,
president of the New York UJA-Federation campaign.
military action against Libya
in the Gulf of Sidra. "What the
United States did close to the
shores of Libya was right,
timely and the only way to
meet the threats of a
dangerous country that has ac-
quired arms to endanger
peoples and countries," he
said. "Many countries in the
Middle East and elsewhere
were relieved to see the U.S.
take action to end the terrorist
danger," Peres added.
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From Egypt... From Ethiopia
From Biblical times to the
present day... miracles have
come from Jews helping Jews.
Today more than ever in
Israel, in Palm Beach County
and around the world, where
our people are in distress,
miracles are still needed.
Keep our tradition of mir-
acles alive on this Passover...
you can make a difference
when you contribute to the
1986 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County UJA Campaign.
My gift to the 1986 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign is
Make cheeks payable to:
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
901 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 305, weal Palm Beach, Florida
Telephone (305) 832-2120
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18. 1986
Herzog Bolsters Campaign On Behalf Of Soviet Jewry
conference in Geneva last
November had been "based on
misinformation, deception and
President Chaim Herzog open-
ed a two-month intensive cam-
paign on behalf of Soviet
Jewry here recently by declar-
ing that "The State of Israel
has no conflict with the USSR
and no hatred toward it."
He conceded, however,
Israel's disappointment that
the new Soviet government
headed by Mikhail Gorbachev,
which came to power last year
has not eased the condition of
Soviet Jews.
"We are not enemies of the
USSR," Herzog asserted.
"We are eternally grateful for
its decisive role in the defeat of
Nazi Germany, for its support
of the establishment of the
State of Israel and its vital aid
in supplying defense weapons
to the Israel Defense Force at
the height of the War of In-
dependence at a time of almost
total embargo on the part of
the West."
HE STRESSED that from
Israel's standpoint the issue of
Soviet Jewry "should not be
related either to the inter-bloc
(East-West) confrontation or
to the solution of the Middle
East conflict." But, he added,
"Israel cannot compromise un-
til every Soviet Jew wishing to
immigrate to Israel or live as a
Jew" in the Soviet Union is
able to do so. It is therefore
essential he declared, "to try
every means both public and
quiet in an effort to open the
Herzog said Israel had hoped
the new Soviet government
would bring about "an open-
ing, or at least a crack in the
iron wall depriving Jews of the
freedom to leave the Soviet
Union and immigrate to
Israel." But so far those ex-
pectations have not been
fulfilled, he said.
The new campaign for
Soviet Jewry is being coor-
dinated here by the Public
Council for Soviet Jewry. It
comes at a time when the im-
migration of Anatoly Sharan-
sky, Eliyahu Essas and a few
other well-known aliya ac-
tivists may have generated the
erroneous impression among
Jews inside the USSR and
their supporters abroad that
conditions for Soviet Jews are
DAVID YAFIT, chairman
of the Public Council for Soviet
Jewry's executive committee,
said at the opening of the cam-
paign at the presidential
residence that the two months
of solidarity with Soviet Jews
was necessary because the
Kremlin's policy with respect
to Jewish emigration during
the year preceding the summit
The goal of that policy, Yafit
maintained, is to lull world
public opinion and weaken the
struggle for the release of
Soviet Jews. The new cam-
paign is intended to increase
public awareness of this and
not let people be led astray by
Soviet promises and
Yafit appealed to President
Herzog to intervene for the
release of imprisoned Jewish
activist Yuli Edelstein who is
currently hospitalized in
Siberia after a serious acci-
dent. Yafit said that under
Soviet law, a prisoner who is
gravely ill may be set free.
U.S.-Israel Relations Are Blossoming
Israeli Premier Shimon Peres
likened the cherry trees
blossoming in Washington to
the present state of relations
between Israel and the United
States in remarks on returning
here from a day in the nation's
capital where he had meetings
with top Administration
"Not only the cherry trees in
Washington are blossoming,
so too are the relationships"
between Israel and the U.S.
He said those relationships are
at their peak and that Israel
stands at the side of the U.S.
"without neutrality and
without apology."
350 members of the American
Friends of the Hebrew Univer-
sity at a meeting at the Pierre
Hotel here.
He said in his talks with Ad-
ministration officials in
Washington he received
repeated compliments on
Israel's economic recovery, in-
cludine compliments from
Vice President George Bush
and Secretary of State George
Shultz. He said the results of
Israel's economic plan so far
"are better than we
Peres spoke mainly on the
issue of higher education in
Israel. He said that despite
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economic difficulties, the coun-
try must invest in its human
resources and develop its
educational, scientific and
technological research. He
cited specifically the role of the
Hebrew University in con-
tributing to Israel's economic
and scientific future.
PERES WAS asked about
the status of the Middle East
peace process, during a ques-
tion and answer period. He
said he believed King Hussein
of Jordan is sincere in his at-
tempts to reach a peace agree-
ment with Israel. He noted
that Hussein's efforts failed
when his agreements with
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion chief Yasir Arafat
"Arafat is part of the pro-
blem," Peres said, but he is not
"part of the solution." He
referred to a recent report
which quoted Hussein as say-
ing that if his efforts to bring
other Arab partners into
negotiations for peace are not
successful, he will do it on his
Premier Shimon Peres
At International Bonds Conference
Syria Warned Against
Golan Adventurism
Two Cabinet Ministers warned
Syria not to undertake any
"adventures" toward recap-
turing the Golan Heights nor
to assume that its hope to
achieve strategic parity with
Israel could ever lead to
Israel's military defeat.
At the same time, however,
Deputy Premier and Minister
of Housing and Construction
David Levy invited both Syria
and King Hussein of Jordan to
sit down with Israel and ra-
tionally talk about peace.
Levy, who was addressing
the International Israel Bonds
35th anniversary conference
here, rejected an international
conference to deal with peace
between Israel and its two
Arab neighbors. He said it was
inconceivable that the parties
to the dispute, "less than one
hour away from each other by
travel," should have to seek
some city in distant places in
which to hold an international
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin told the 400 delegates,
who met from March 29 to
April 6, that Syria could not
possibly win any military vic-
tories against Israel but warn-
ed that "all future wars will be
more painful and costly than in
the past because of the
sophistication, fire power, and
quantity of armor.
Reviewing Israel's relations
with Arab states, Rabin listed
three priorities of the national
unity government; economic
recovery, terminating "the
long, messy, military involve-
ment" in Lebanon, and conti-
nuing the peace process.
At another session of the
conference, Premier Shimon
Peres credited the people of
Israel with willingly accepting
a 30 percent cut in real wages
for the improvements in the
nation's economy. Finance
Miniser Yitzhak Modai noted
that the people of Israel had
made great sacrifices to defeat
inflation. He said that Israelis
count on world Jewry, through
the bond campaign, to "make a
maximum effort in 1986 in
behalf of our economy. We
have confidence that you will
do so."
Dealing with the same issue,
President Chaim Herzog
observed that all Israeli
workers had accepted a volun-
tary reduction in wages of 25
to 30 percent in order to
achieve economic recovery.
"No other country in the world
has done anything like this and
we are justifiably proud of our
success," he declared.
Deputy Premier and Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir noted
that the attachment of the
Jewish people to Israel is
without precedent among all
other nations of the world. He
recalled "the pioneers, the
refugees and Holocaust sur-
vivors" who were the majority
of Israel's citizens back in 1951
when Bonds was founded.
Development since that time
he said, has been the fruit of a
successful partnership bet-
the people of Israel and
diaspora Jewry.
Gad Yaacobi, Minister of
Economy and Planning, told
the conference that the
renewal of economic growth is
essential to Israel's successful
future. "Israel," he said, "was
the only country in the world
to have successfully fought in-
flation without enforcement or
compulsion but by voluntary
economic and social coopera-
tion between the government,
the labor federation
(Histadrut), and the
The exigencies of defense
and debt repayment, he said,
leave a mere eight percent of
the national budget for
development. This eight per-
cent must be substantially ex-
panded, and Israel Bonds must
play a significant role in the
enlargement of this sum,
Yaacobi said.
One of the major themes of,
the conference was the Centen-
nial of David Ben Gurion,
Israel's first Premier and a
principal founder of the Bond
Organization in 1951, which
will be observed this year.
David Hermelin, interna-
tional campaign chairman of
the Israel Bond Organization,
reported that Israel Bond cash
sales for 1986 had reached
$122 million, a 22 percent in-
crease over the same period in
1985. After his report, the con-
ference delegates represen-
ting 86 communities from 16
countries, including the United
States, Canada, Europe and
Latin America, announced
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Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, April 20, 11 a.m. -
WVCG 1080-AM with host Ben Zohar This weekly
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SHALOM Sunday, April 20, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 am. WFLX-TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
7:30 p.m. WPBT Channel 2 -This program will include
a traditional Seder dinner, presided over by Rabbi Irving
Lehrman, Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, as well as a footage
of Israel and other historical footage to help explain the
Passover story. Rabbi Lehrman will also talk about the
significance of Passover today to Jews and Christians alike.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, April 24, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
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April 19
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Program -
7:30 p.m. Temple Judea "Goodtimers."
April 20
Jewish Federation Century Village Awards Meeting At
Anshei Sholom 9:00 a.m. Parents of North American
Israelis 1 p.m. Temple Beth El Men's Club 10 a.m.
Temple Beth Sholom Men's Club 9:30 a.m. Pioneer
Women Theodore Herzl Passover Cruise.
April 21
Jewish Federation Executive Committee 4 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Tikvah 1 p.m. Pioneer Women Ezrat -
board Temple Beth El Sisterhood board 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School Executive Board -7:45
p.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad board 10 a.m. Morse
Geriatric Center Board ef Trustef*- 4 p.m.
April 22
Jewish Federation Education Committee 8 p.m. Yid-
dish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m. Women's
American ORT Boynton Beach board -1 p.m. Women's
American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board 12:30 p.m.
April 23
Erev Passover First Seder Temple Emanu-El
Sisterhood Passover Seder Jewish Community Center -
Singles Passover Seder B'nai B'rith No. 3196
April 24
1st Day of Passover Jewish Community Center Com-
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Eons ago, when Fordham
Road was a prairie and I was a
girl, it was the custom to
receive a brand new outfit
before the Passover holiday.
Although our shopping area on
Kingsbridge Road had several
dress stores, there was limited
variety for young ladies. Most
local apparel was geared to
Bronx matrons, being conser-
vative, practical, and not very
So when the time came to
buy a new Passover dress, it
was a major project. I would
climb the long flight of stairs
up to the Jerome Avenue
elevated train, and take the ex-
press downtown. My destina-
tion was Fourteenth Street
and my mecca of fashion was
S. Klein on the Square. This
store was such a New York in-
stitution that there was even
an entrance right in the sub-
way station. You got off the
train, walked a few steps, and
there was the doorway to
If you have ever shopped
Klein's, it needs no explana-
tion. For those of you who
never enjoyed Klein's, I'll try
to paint a word picture. It was
a tall, four story building cram-
med full of departments,
counters, cases, and clothing
racks. There was some apparel
for men but this was minimal.
Dresses, coats and suits,
blouses and skirts were all
over the place. The basic at-
traction was a huge variety of
clothing at rock bottom prices.
Truly, the values were
-Often you would see classy
Manhattan ladies and reed-
thin models rubbing shoulders
with housewives and working
girls. They all came to search
for bargains, and they prowled
the store and foraged through
sale tables like predatory
There were no individual
dressing rooms. Instead,, each
floor had one large room with
mirrored walls, and everybody
shared. As many women as
fire regulations would allow
were squeezed into the same
area. You were permitted to
enter with five garments no
more and try them on in
company with maybe 25 other
women. Privacy was a luxury
we couldn't afford during
depression days. I loved wat-
ching 75-year-old women try-
ing on clothing meant for
teenagers. What an exciting
show of vanity it was.
Well, there I was with the
magnificent sum of 10 dollars
in my purse. For that amount I
carefully selected three (count
'em, three) dresses. Three
bucks, or even less, might buy
something beautiful that I
could wear to Seder. I brought
the dresses home, my mother
inspected them, and then
chose the one which I could
keep. The other two would be
brought back and the money
refunded. Klein's refund policy
was very liberal, so this posed
no problem. Shopping there
was great and I eventually
came to know every corner of
the store.
If a garment did not sell
quickly, it was repeatedly
reduced. I knew women who
would hide dresses in the back
of a bin, hoping they would re-
main unsold. On a subsequent
visit, they would ask the
manager to lower the price
since the dress had been there
a while. I even knew someone
who bought ski pants, wore
them briefly on a trip to
Europe with the price tag hid-
den in a pocket, and when she
returned brought them back to
Klein's for a full refund. This is
emiss as I live and breathe!
Once I had my pretty dress,
it was time to shop for shoes to
match. I did not frequent Miles
or Kitty Kelly where shoes
were $2.98, but opted instead
for A.S. Beck where $3.98
bought style and quality.
When funds were free, I often
lucked out to include a mat-
ching handbag which cost all of
Silk stockings were a must.
A local hosiery store sold ir-
regulars at three pairs for one
dollar. No nylons ever felt so
sleek, so elegant, or so
sophisticated. Silken hose
were the ultimate pleasure of
being grown up.
And that was how, dear
reader, a wardrobe was col-
lected during the lean years.
Money was scarce and luxuries
were few, but we had other
things to compensate. We
were surrounded by love, af-
fection and Jewish family. My
new dress must surely have
been a sacrifice to the family
budget, but I was never told.
Something, somewhere, was
bypassed so that I could have
the delight of a new Passover
How can I measure all this in
dollars and cents? It simply
isn't possible. I can only hope
that in giving and sharing, my
children will know how much
they are loved and wanted.
And in the midst of so much
plenty, I often long for the
simpler days, and a trip to
Klein's when a $3 dress left me
excited and happy. Those days
are long gone but the warmth
and pleasure are sure to re-
main with me forever. And,
come to think of it, memories
are a priceless treasure, and
just remembering what used
to be is purely wonderful.
Material possessions may
come and go ... but beautiful
memories stay with us forever.
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FRUITS OF PEACE. Squeezed between the Gaza strip and
the Egyptian Sinai is Pithat Shalom, which means Gateway to
Peace. Moshavim in the area, within Israel's pre-1967
borders, are making miracles happen by aid of American
Jews who contribute through the UJ A/Federation Campaign.
(UJA Press Service Photo)
Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Thanks To UJA/Federation
Desert Miracles Continue In The Negev
UJA Press Service
Fruits of peace now grow in-
side Eddi Peretz's
greenhouses. They blossom
and ripen beneath the 400
dunams (four million square
feet) of glass roofing scattered
at the kibbutzim and
moshavim here in the Pithat
Shalom region of the nor-
thwest Negev Desert.
Pithat Shalom, which means
Gateway to Peace, is the
wedge of Israel squeezed bet-
ween the Gaza Strip and the
Egyptian Sinai. Since the 1979
peace accords with Egypt this
region has become even more
important for Israeli planning.
Moshavim here (within Israel's
pre-1967 borders) are financed
by the Jewish Agency with
funds mainly from American
Jews through the United
Jewish Appeal/Federation
Campaign. They are one of
Israel's and the Jewish
Agency's high priorities.
To keep a thriving rural
population in this part of the
desert, a sophisticated type of
agriculture is necessary
thus the greenhouses. Func-
tioning with a number of other
high-tech agricultural
achievements such as com-
puterized drip irrigation, the
greenhouses represent an im-
pressive saving of the desert's
most vital commodity
Prior to all these innova-
tions, the average farm family
in this part of the Negev re-
quired 40,000 cubic meters of
irrigation water per year to
produce enough crops to sup-
port itself. Now, with all the
improvements, a family needs
only 1,000 cubic meters of
water to produce the same
quantity of crops. This means
that the region's water alloca-
tion makes it possible to settle
40 times the number of people
in Pithat Shalom than had
been previously thought
And just in time. Before the
Camp David accords, this part
of Israel had been a remote
and dusty wilderness with only
a few scattered settlements.
But the new peace brought a
substantial influx of settlers,
many of them Jews who had
newly settled in the Sinai. Peo-
ple in communities such as
Kibbutz Sufa simply packed up
And while politicians decide
the fate of nations, these
desert settlements are busy
beneath their glass roofs grow-
ing all manner of fruits,
vegetables and flowers. The
best business comes from the
flower export market and
particularly roses. So they
fulfill an ancient prophecy
"The wilderness and the
solitary place shall be glad; and
the desert shall rejoice, and
blossom as the rose. (I&aiah
Peres Exercises By Running The Cabinet
WASHINGTON (JTA) Israeli Premier
Shimon Peres does not apparently have the desire
for exercise displayed by so many American
governmental leaders. At a "photo opportunity"
during his recent meeting with Vice President
George Bush at the White House, Bush was heard
telling Peres about his tennis game. Bush asked
Peres whether he plays tennis, and when the
response was negative he asked the Premier if he
jogs or does any other exercise since he looks so
fit. "I run the Israeli Cabinet," Peres replied.
the entire village, moved it
back across the border into
Israel, and set in new roots.
Others, such as Moshav Peri
Gan are entirely new and were
built to help accelerate the
population of this vital region.
Today there are 24 set-
tlements in Pithat Shalom,
with more under construction.
Generally, this new Israeli
salient finds peace along the
Egyptian border a great bless-
ing. "Ah! The peace is ex-
cellent," said Meir Shaham of
Moshav Talmei Yosef, one of
the settlements which had
been evacuated from Sinai and
rebuilt in Pithat Shalom. "But
it could be even more
Talmei Yosef earns its living
by growing vegetables and
flowers in the greenhouses in-
troduced by Eddi Peretz. Most
of its families are "mixed"
marriages one partner a
native Israeli, and one an im-
migrant. "There are some dif-
ficulties with export
marketing these days,"
Shaham admits, "but we're
making a living here. But we
do suffer from this 'cold peace'
with Egypt. Things could be
Similar sentiments are found
at Kibbutz Sufa where the en-
tire community voted in 1979
to accept the peace and then
move quietly back into the
Negev. The original Sufa, just
two miles from the Sinai
coastal town of Yamit, was
razed and a new village built
five miles within Israel's
pre-1967 borders.
"We've accepted the situa-
tion well enough." said kibbutz
secretary Udi Vulichman. "We
had two years in which to
evacuate Sinai and build our
new settlement. Everyone was
involved in the effort and, by
working together, it was much
easier to accept psychological-
ly." Today, normalcy has
returned to the kibbutz. A few
years have helped ease the
frustrated expectations of a
prosperous peace with Egypt.
Settlers here are still uneasy
about the future. Is this truly
the "Gateway to Peace" with
Egypt, or Israel's new frontier
bulwark facing Egypt? Either
way, settlers agree,
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Seders In Homes For The Elderly
Bind Residents To Jewish Community
The 90-year-old lady, neatly
dressed in light beige to go
with the color of her hair,
walked briskly to the front row
of seats in the meeting room
for the Friday Sabbath service
at the retirement home. She
looked around at the empty
seats, noted that she had come
early, turned to the members
of Jewish Federation Chaplain
Aide Program who were
preparing the Sabbath
candles, pouring wine, laying
out the challah, and, as if to ex-
plain her early arrival, remark-
ed, "Today, I really feel that I
need religion."
Tragedy hadn't struck. She
wasn't celebrating a happy
event. "I don't know why,
she said, "but that's the way I
feel." During the brief discus-
sion that ensued, she struck on
the word 'communicate.' This
she explained, expressed her
need this day to pray with her
fellow Jews and enjoy with
them the Sabbath service.
The eagerness of residents
in congregate facilities to at-
tend the Passover Seder ser-
vice is probably the
quintessential expression of
their need to participate in this
most ancient Jewish ritual that
binds them with their Jewish
peers within the facility and
the Jewish community outside
the home.
Members of The Chaplain
Aide Program, under the
direction of Rabbi Alan R.
Sherman, will conduct
Passover Seder services at 23
homes for the elderly and at
the Glades Correctional In-
stitution. The Seders will vary
in size and content. However,
many administrators of the
homes are going to greater
lengths to make the Passover
meal more in keeping with the
foods that residents
remember. The ultimate enjoy-
ment for some of the elderly
residents in homes, is having
family members or friends
come to share with them the
Passover Seder. The practice
of inviting family and friends
to the homes is becoming more
Memories of Seders long ago
surely linger in the recesses of
the mind; an aged resident
may remember a grand-
father's lengthy reading and
interpretation of the Hagad-
dah, a father's chanting of the
Kiddush, a child's recital of the
four questions, mother's
kneydlach (dumplings) or the
loudness of the choral singing
after the fourth cup of wine.
Nevertheless at one facility,
during a discussion relating to
Seders that residents
remember best, one lady ex-
claimed, "What about last
year's Seder here? It was
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Israel's bill for imported crude in
half for a budget savings of
roughly 10 percent compared to
1980 costs (New York Times,
March 24).
The Parents of North American Israelis, formerly APAI,
will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at the Royal Palm
Club House at the intersection of U.S. 1 and NE 22nd Ave.,
Boynton Beach. Professor Samuel Portnoy, of Florida
Atlantic University, will speak on "BIROBIDZHAN: The
Soviet answer to all Jews who want to live in Israel."
Refreshments will be served. Come and meet friends who
Palm Beach Lodge No. 221 (a co-ed lodge) will have a
luncheon-meeting-card party at Iva's Eatery on Friday,
April 18 in lieu of the April 25 meeting which is Passover.
An 8-day 7-night cruise is set for May 10. Call Bob Ketzis
for information.
Pictured above are residents of a nursing home awaiting the
start of the Passover Seder conducted by the Jewish Federa-
tion Chaplain Aide Program.
members of the Jewish Federa-
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may call the office of the
chaplain 8S2-2120.
Looking for Employment?
If you are looking for a job, then come and learn the dif-
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21 at the Jewish Family and Children's Service at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact Carol Barack at 684-1991.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
Every day at the Hot
Kosher Lunch Program at the
JCC you can find seniors doing
everything from sharing ideas,
taking a vital interest in cur-
rent events to listening to
classical music. The Center is
open for lunch Monday
through Friday and there is no
set fee. Participants are en-
couraged to make a contribu-
tion at each meal. Daily
transportation is available by
advanced reservation. Please
come! Call Carol or Lillian at
689-7703 for information and
Monday, April 21 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, April 22 "Exer-
cising in a Light Way"
Wednesday, April 23
Helen Gold, RD
Thursday, April 24 Closed
for Passover
Friday, April 25 Closed
for Passover
On Wednesday, April 23 the
Kosher Lunch Program at the
Jewish Community Center will
have its annual Passover
The reading and singing of
the Haggadah will be con-
ducted by Mr. Sidney Berger,
chairman of the Older Adults
Committee of the JCC board
of directors, and his lovely
wife, Sylvia.
There is no set fee for this
Seder, but contributions are
requested. Space is limited and
reservations must be made in
advance. Please call Carol or
Lillian at 689-7703.
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes are now in session.
Weight Control and Nutri-
tion "The Gangs Weigh",
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Arthur
Gang, instructor. This class is
on-going. Registration is
necessary. Call 689-7703.
Stress and Your Life
Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Class
began on April 10, Joyce
Hogan, instructor.
A great class to learn how to
cope with every day pressure,
with techniques to improve
your health and sense of well
being. No pre-registration is
necessary. Attend one or all
eight sessions.
Poetry and Prose
Workshop Friday, 1:30
p.m. Ruth Graham, Instructor.
Classes began April 11.
An exciting four week mini
workshop for those who want
to learn the art of reading and
writing poetry. Ruth Graham,
our writers workshop teacher
for many years, is introducing
a new program for writers and
readers of poetry.
There are no set fees for
these classes. Participants are
asked to make a contribution.
Watch for new schedule.
Beginners and In-
termediate Bridge Series
Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. Alfred
Parsont, instructor.
An excellent class for begin-
ners and intermediate bridge
players. Persons may enter
class at any time. Fee: $12 for
JCC members and $15 for non-
Beginners must have good
knowledge of other card
games. Call 689-7703 for
Speakers Club Monday,
2:30 p.m. Ben Garfinkel, presi-
dent. Learn the art of public
Timely Topics Round
Table Discussion Monday,
2:15 p.m.
A stimulating group of men
and women who enjoy discuss-
ing all phases of current news
and events. Moderators for
April are, 14th Sylvia
Skolnik, 21st Carl Martin,
28th Bob Fisher.
Every Thursday afternoon,
2 p.m. at the Jewish Communi-
ty Center, representatives of
different agencies will be "at
your service." Agency person-
nel are available to aid or talk
to you regarding their
Since the Center will be clos-
ed for Passover "at your ser-
vice" will not be available on
April 24 or May 1.
We want to thank the follow-
ing agencies and personnel for
supporting the Jewish Com-
munity Center in its endeavors
to bring this service to the
senior community.
Legal Aid Bonnie
Senior Employment Service
National Council of Senior
Citizens Ed Davidson
Insurance Assistance -
Edie Reider
RSVP Muriel Barry
Florida Power and Light
Phylis Thompson
Tax counseling VITA
Herb Kirsch This service
has ended. We wish to thank
VITA and Herb Kirsch for
helping so many senior adults
with their tax forms. We are
proud to have VITA aid us to
be "At Your Service."
The Center will be closed
April 24 and 25, the first days
of Passover and April 80 and
May 1, the closing holidays.
The Kosher lunch program
will have a speckw Seder lunch
on April 23; reservations must
be made in advance. Call Carol
or Lillian at 689-7703.
There will be no transporta-
tion for seniors the days the
Center is closed. Please make
your plans accordingly.

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Friday, April 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
This Haggadah was issued for a Seder for
Holocaust survivors and Jewish soldiers in
April 1946 in Munich, Germany. The left
hand page reads: "In every generation, every
individual is obliged to regard himself as if he
personally had gone out of Egypt," and the
right hand page reads: "We were slaves unto
Pharaoh in Egypt." WZPS photo by Shuki
Lender To Lead UJA President's Mission
Local Campaign Chairman Lampert To Participate
vin Lender of Woodbridge,
Conn., a United Jewish Appeal
national vice chairman, has
been named chairman of the
UJA President's Mission to
Europe! and Israel, UJA na-
tional chairman-designate
Martin F. Stein announced
recently. The mission will be
held September 17-26.
The President's Mission is a
major component of Celebra-
tion '87 UJA's series of
overseas missions linked to a
Campaign Opening Con-
ference in Israel at which some
1,500 U.S. participants will
launch the 1987 Uj A/Federa-
tion Campaign. The mission
will enable the participants to
better understand the needs
and issues underlying the cam-
paign, including the continuing
absorption of Ethiopian Jews
and Project Renewal.
In Israel, participants will be
greeted by President Chaim
Herzog and briefed by Prime
Minister Shimon Peres. A
commemoration of the Centen-
nial of David Ben Gurion's
birth and an Israel Air Force
air exhibition are also planned.
Participants will also learn
about the miraculous growth
and development in the desert
and at high technology set-
tlements in the Galilee.
Sub-missions to Prague,
Warsaw, Budapest and
Copenhagen will enable par-
ticipants to meet with
members of small Jewish com-
munities, visit Jewish
historical sites and meet with
beneficiaries of economic and
social programs supported by
the Joint Distribution Commit-
tee through the campaign.
In his announcement, Stein
stated, "I know that Marvin's
leadership, dedication and,, en-
thusiasm will help make "the
President's Mission and
Celebration '87 a huge suc-
cess." Mr. Lender has been
serving the Jewish community
through UJA for many years,
both in the national Young
Leadership Cabinet and as
founder and first chairman of
the New Haven Jewish
Federation Young Leadership
Division. He also served as
chairman of the board of the
New Haven Federation.
Arnold L. Lampert, who led
the Federation/UJA campaign
for the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County for the
past two years, will participate
in the President's Mission.
Taba Talks Deadlocked
JERUSALEM (JTA) The latest round of talks bet-
ween Israel and Egypt over arbitration of the Taba border
dispute ended in deadlock in Cairo recently, and not
without rancor.
The chief Egyptian negotiator, Nabil Al-Arabi, accused
Israel of footdragging. Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
retorted by flaying the Egyptian media for, as he put it,
presenting an "anti-peace image of Israel.
The chief obstacles are the terms of reference for the ar-
bitration panel and the composition of the panel itself. It
would consist of three arbitrators one Israeli, one Egyp-
tian and a third party jurist who would be selected by the
other two. The Israelis and Egyptians have been unable to
agree on the third party.
The talks have been going on for some six weeks, alter-
nating between Cairo and Herzliya. With the stalemate
unlikely to be broken, the negotiating teams are expected
to refer the dispute back to the top policymaking levels in
their respective countries.
That could lead to renewed tension in the Labor-Likud
unity coalition government. Labor has generally been flexi-
ble on the Taba issue. Likud prefers taking a tough line
with the Egyptians.

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Singles of the Jewish Community Center are invited to
meet at the Haverhill Park (Belvedere Road, west of
Haverhill) at the tennis courts, Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m.
Bring lunch for picnic in the park, play tennis, use the
jogging trail or just relax. For further information call Leta
Roberts at 798-4031. Donation $1.
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will meet Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. to
attend the performance of All My Sons at the Actor's
Workshop and Theatre Company. Transportation and din-
ner is on your own. Reservations are a must. Advance sale
tickets are only $6.50. Call Evelyn at 686-6824.
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
meet Marlene Zeltzer in a reserved section, Sunday, April
27 at 7 p.m. at the Cinema 'N Drafthouse for movie and ...
The location is 3186 So. Congress, corner of 10th Ave. No.
in Lake Worth. Admission $1.50. Donation $1 for the tip.
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
meet Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. at the home of Bob Bar-
wald for an evening of listening, singing and dancing to
records. Bring your favorite record from the Beatles to
Madonna and they will be played. Call 471-1269 for direc-
tions Hosts: Bob Barwald, Alan Bernstein and Michelle
Basch. Donation $3 for JCC members and $5 for non-
A special Jewish Community Center Teens and Tweens
Network Shabbaton Weekend for 7th through 12th graders
will be held Friday, May 23 to Sunday, May 25 at the San
Souci Hotel in Miami Beach.
The order of the trip will be to meet teens and tweens
from other Centers, have free time to dance, enjoy the
pool, etc.
Call 689-7700 for detailed flyer.
All Jewish organizations are invited to secure a space for
the selling of wares or exhibiting and distributing their in-
formation at the community celebration of Israel's 38 years
of independence. It will be held Sunday, May 18 at Camp
Shalom. This important annual event is heavily publicized
and well attended by the public. There will be live enter-
tainment, rides for children, parade of Jewish heroes, as
well as ethnic food.
This year places will be made available either indoors as
in the past, or outdoors. The cost for each place is $15.
Register early and indicate preference. Call 689-7700 for
additional information.
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Pge 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
The Rabbinical Corner
'Because We Were Strangers9
Temple Beth Torah
We are constantly bombard-
ed by advertising messages
which promise us that, if we
use a certain product (rather
than "Brand X") we will feel
or look or act in a more
desirable way. "Look younger,
feel younger" with this soap,
that oil, the other cream. It is
as if we were play-actors, ever
ready to behave in different
styles in order to feel different
The central theme, the
"word from our sponsor," if
you will, in the Passover Hag-
gadah asks us also to play-act,
to pretend to be something
that we ostensibly are not,
with the promised result also a
change in our being. "B'Chol
Dor Vador Chayav Adam
Lirot Et Atzmo K'llu Hu Yat-
za Mi-Mitzrayim." "In each
generation, each one of us
must feel that he, that she, has
personally gone out of Egypt."
In the midst of all the celebra-
tion, with the charoset, the
gefilte fish, the soup and the
Icnaydlach dancing in our
heads (and soon in our
stomachs!) we are to imagine
ourselves as slaves who have
just been freed from genera-
tions of back-breaking, spirit-
crushing bondage to tyranny!
It reminds me of a wonderful
cartoon of a few years ago
which showed two boys in the
"Passover Section" of their
local supermarket, eyeing the
varieties of matzah. After
looking at the regular, the
round, the egg matzah, the
whole wheat, and all of the
other kinds, one boy turned to
the other and asked "This is
the bread of affliction?!"
But that message of the
Rabbi Steven R. Westman
Haggadah which we will read
and hear at our S'darim next
week is essential to the
Passover experience, as well
as to what it means to feel,
think, and live as a Jew. For in
our history, the exodus from
Egypt was not a one-time
event, to be conveniently
forgotten, the way that some
nple like to forget their low-
rigins when they get to be
"fancy-shmancy." It was
rather viewed as a paradigm, a
model for all future
enslavements and liberations.
And, perhaps even more
significantly, the Exodus was
the "Etzba Elohim," the hand-
writing of G-d which identified
Him to His People as they
stood at Sinai to receive the
Torah. "I am the Lord your
G-d who led you out of Egypt,
the house of bondage." That
liberating event was thus ever
sealed and seared into our col-
lective memories as the begin-
ning of our peoplehood.
The message means even
more. "You shall not oppress a
stranger, for you know the
heart of the stranger, for you
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Egypt," the Torah teaches us.
How can we know the feelings
of the displaced, the homeless,
the driven of the earth if we do
not identify with this passage
in our Haggadah? In every
slavery, every oppression,
every crushing of the human
spirit, Egypt and the Exodus
have stood and continue to
stand for an end to all which
makes humans less human.
Our Marrano ancestors truly
knew the heart of the
stranger, for they were
strangers in the land of Spain;
our great-grandparents were
strangers in the lands of
Eastern Europe, the genera-
tion of the Holocaust was
made to feel like outcasts on
the whole earth, yet they were
able to survive because of the
lessons in living faith which
Judaism in general and Pesach
in particular provided to them.
"Next year in Jerusalem," the
cry which ends the formal por-
tion of the Seder, gave
courage to our ancestors even
as it gave hope to Shcharansky
and the countless other
Refuseniks and persecuted
Jews of today. And we see
every day, in the magnificent
philanthropy of the American
Jewish community as well as in
the breathtaking Ingathering
of the Exiles which is the State
of Israel, that we have learned
to know the heart of the
stranger and to work
wholeheartedly to relieve his
plight. "Because we were
strangers in the land of
If we can ever remember, if
we can ever "play-act" our
way back into the bodies and
spirits of our ancestors who
were slaves and became free,
then the message of Passover,
the oldest human holiday, will
always be the newest and most
contemporary. By observing
the minutiae and by living the
message, we become Jews of
whom the generations would
be proud, even as we transmit
Pesach to our children, the
real "stars" of the Seder. As
we feel ourselves to be slaves,
so do we feel for today's
millions of enslaved, whether
their bondage be physical,
spiritual, or chemical. And, as
we gather once again as we
have gathered for millennia to
observe the ancient injunc-
tions, so do our lives become
immeasurably enriched by all
that the Passover experience
has to offer. To you and yours,
and to all our People
everywhere, a "zissen,
kusherin Pesach," a sweet and
meaningful holiday!
Factory Overtime
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's
matza factories are working
around the clock to avert a
Passover matza shortage while
experts search for evidence of ar-
son in the three fires that swept
through matza factories in recent
weeks. Several hundred thousand
packages of Passover matzot for
the domestic market and export
were destroyed in the fires.
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 6801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai
Spektor. Daily and Saturday 8:30 a.m. and at present 6 p.m. Fri-
day: 8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at
8:15 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. M
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman, Can-
tor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday
and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

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On Friday evening, April 18
at 8 p.m. Temple Beth David
will hold a special Passover
As is customary on the Sab-
hath preceding Passover, the
Haggadah will form the
centerpiece of a study-and-
workshop program. Seder
customs and rituals will be ex-
plained, and the essential
passages from the Haggadah
will be reviewed. Suggestions
for making the Seder ex-
perience compelling and rele-
vant will be offered by Rabbi
William Marder. There will
also be an opportunity for sing-
ing the Passover melodies with
the direction of Cantor Earl
Saturday, April 19 at 10
a.m., Sabbat HaGadol, the
Great Sabbath, preceding the
Holiday of Pesach. A commen-
tary on the Haggadah, by Rab-
bi William Marder will
highlight the service.
On Friday evening, April 18,
Temple Israel will hear a
special presentation of the
Song of Songs by Susan Weiss,
cantorial soloist of the Con-
gregation. The Song of Songs,
the Bible's beautiful love
poetry, is traditionally read
during the week of Passover.
On this Shabbat HaGadol, the
Sabbath preceding Passover,
Temple Israel is welcoming
Passover with this
Some of the text which has
been put to music include Kol
Dodi (The Voice of My Belov-
ed) in an Oriental folk tune; "A
Lily Among The Thorns"
which won a prize in the
Hasidic song festival of 1976;
Dodi Li (My Beloved Is Mine)
usually played in a Jewish wed-
ding procession and "Set Me
As A Seal Upon Your Heart"
composed by Max Helfman.
The words from the Song of
Songs and the feelings
engendered by both the music
and the poetry will be woven
into a spoken accompaniment
to the presentation by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro.
The public is invited. Shab-
bat services begin at 8 p.m.
Temple Israel's Judaica
Shop will be open Friday
night, April 18, and Sunday,
April 20 until noon. Passover
hostess gifts, novelty aprons,
eder plates, Haggadahs and
more, will be available.
On Friday, April 18, Temple
Judea will sponsor two dif-
ferent Shabbat experiences.
Both experiences will be held
at St. Catherine's Cultural
At 6:30 p.m., Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will conduct a Shab-
bat dinner-service. Families
with small children are strong-
ly urged to attend. Each fami-
ly brings their own Shabbat
dinner, candles, candlesticks,
kiddush cup, wine, and challah
and shares Shabbat with sing-
ing, Torah study, and
fellowship. April birthday
blessings will be an integral
part of the evening. The
dinner-service concludes at
7:30 p.m. in order to en-
courage the attendance of in-
fants and babies.
At 8 p.m., Rabbi Levine and
Cantor Newman will conduct a
regular Shabbat service for
those who prefer a more for-
mal worship experience. Rabbi
Levine will deliver a "D'var
Torah" on the weekly Torah
portion. This is in the tradition
sermonic messages delivered
for centuries on "Shabbat
HaGadol," the "Great Sab-
bath" preceding Passover.
Following services, the con-
gregation is invited to an oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Sisterhood. Childcare will be
These two special Sabbath
experiences permit worship-
pers to choose meaningful ex-
pressions of Shabbat obser-
vance or to attend both if so
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will conduct
Temple Judea's second annual
Seder in the park on Saturday,
April 26 at noon at John
Prince Park, Osborne
Pavillion, in Lake Worth.
Each family brings a picnic
Seder lunch, Seder plate, and
wine. Rabbi Levine and Cantor
Newman follow the experien-
tial approach and involve all
participants in reliving the Ex-
1 odus from Egypt.
The noon hour is especially
appropriate for families with
small children, infants, and
toddlers. The Seder in the
Park provides participants
with a unkjue insight into the
Passover ritual and an oppor-
tunity to spend two hours in
celebration, fellowship, and
Passover style athletic
Non-members are warmly
invited to attend. Call the tem-
ple office. ,('
Continued from Page 1
desires. His offer to quit opened the way "for Labor and Likud to seek a formula
to preserve the government.
If it were to topple because of a feud between the Premier and the Finance
Minister, Peres would be open to the charge that he deliberately precipitated a
coalition crisis in order to forestall the rotation of power due in six months. Peres
has stated repeatedly that he intends to implement the rotation.
At the Labor Party convention, the Premier came under strong pressure to
abrogate the coaliton agreement. Former Labor MK Michael Bar-Zohar in-
troduced a motion to that effect but it was opposed by Peres and most of the par-
ty leadership.
The government meanwhile is facing a non-confidence motion in the Knesset
introduced by the rightwing opposition Tehiya Party. It is seeking to bring down
the government because of Peres* statement in his opening speech at the Labor
Party convention that he regards the Palestinians as a nation.
The motion is considered to have little chance. Peres' aides have dismissed it,
noting that Israel recognized the Palestinians' peoplehood in the Camp David ac-
cords, signed by Premier Menachem Begin in i978, which spoke of the
"legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Jews Remaining In Ethiopia
Have Little Chance of Leaving For Israel
Korn, a former ranking U.S.
diplomatic official in Ethiopia,
believes the estimated
8-10,000 Jews remaining in
that country have little pro-
spects of leaving for Israel.
"The days of mass Jewish
emigration (from Ethiopia) are
over," Korn told the annual
plenary meeting of the Inter-
national Council of B'nai
B'rith (ICBB) here.
He suggested that Jewish
organizations "now focus on
helping those (Jews) who re-
main in Ethiopia" and are in
dire need of food, clothing and
medicine. About 10,000 Ethio-
pian Jews arrived in Israel bet-
ween November, 1984 and
January, 1985 in a secret
airlift called "Operation
Moses" which flew them from
Sudan to Israel via Europe.
The airlift was abruptly
suspended by the Sudanese
government after the secret
was leaked.
B'nai B'rith International
also took action on another
issue during its three-day
meeting. A resolution was
adopted which called on the
Polish government to honor its
commitment under a 1972
UNESCO (United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization) treaty
to retain the unique Jewish
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identification with Auschwitz,
the most notorious of Nazi
death camps, where millions of
Jews were murdered in the
The Warsaw government
was asked specifically to halt
construction of a Carmelite
convent on the site of the
death camp. The Carmelites
are a Catholic order of nuns.
In making its request, the
ICBB cited documents show-
ing that Poland inspired the
United Nations treaty
establishing Auschwitz as a
memorial site. It charged that
the Polish government is now
violating its obligation by per-
mitting the Carmelites to take
over buildings at Auschwitz.
"We ask the Polish govern-
ment to ensure that the essen-
tial nature of the Auschwitz
memorial site remain unchang-
ed as part of the heritage of
mankind and be protected
and conserved for future
generations," the resolution
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April 24-Mat I, I'MH Nisiiu IS-22 ."74li
The Bread
of Affliction

The Matzah
of Hope
"/// eivrygeneration.
e\ r\' A'11' must fir!
as if fie I
'V OUi vt."
After reciting "Ha Lachma Anya"
"This is the bread of affliction:'
the leader of the Seder raises the matzah again
and recites the following:
Mhe genius of our people is that we have
always been able to transform the bread of
affliction into the Matzah of Hope. In a soli-
tary-confinement cell, Anatoly Scharansky
dreamed of a "next year in Jerusalem."
Tonight he is there, celebrating Pesach with
his beloved wife Avital and friends.
JtSi 11 we have not forgotten those who are
not yet free. As the leaders of the United
States and the Soviet Union prepare for the
second Summit, we pledge ourselves to
work for the release of those Soviet Jews
who are silent, who are exiled, who are
imprisonedwhose only crime is a love
of the Hebrew language and a desire to
live in Israel.
\ve will urge those in power to transcend
their limitations and respect the yearnings
and traditions of an ancient people.
J\.s we raise this Matzah of Hope once
more, let us resolve that someday all our
people in the Soviet Union will be reunited
with their families, repatriated to their
ancient homeland, Israel. Today they recite
"Next year in Jerusalem" in tears; tomor-
row, may they say it in joy.
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TT T-T -IM --I.,. T .., al i| a
njtfS .nay xntfn .Smtm Ninxa rtxan njtfS
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:riin ja nxan
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This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors
Bte in the land of Egypt. Let all who arc hungry
come and eat. Let all who are in need eome and cele-
brate Passover. This year we are here: next year, in
the land of Israel! This year we are slaves: next vear.
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Joseph In Egypt: Does His Legacy Still Exist?
The story of Passover is in-
timately connected with the
biblical tale of Joseph. Were he
not sold into slavery in Egypt,
rising thereafter to be the
land's overjord, would there
have been ah Israelite sojourn
in Egypt, an Exodus? No
wonder, then, that both critics
of the Bible and those who
believe in its veracity had
sought to find independent
corroboration for the existence
of Joseph.
The search has focused on
Egyptian records, those
hieroglyphic inscriptions and
pictorial depictions that have
been found on walls of tombs
and temples. But although the
story's background facts the
customs, the names, the royal
hierarchies have all been
proven authentic to ancient
Egypt, the existence of Joseph
has evaded all efforts to find
direct corroboration.
YET, another kind of
evidence exists. It requires no
knowledge of hieroglyphics or
archaeological digging, for it is
right there for auto see; It is
the world's largest damming
and irrigation works, planned
and carried out by the Hebrew
Joseph nearly 4,000 years ago.
A Lake In The Desert
For the story we have to
turn the pages back one hun-
dred years, when an American
engineer, a native of
Rochester, N.Y., came before
the scientific establishment of
his time with the evidence for
the incredible feat in
Pharaonic times.
Then, as nowadays, Egypt's
problem has been a growing
population squeezed into a nar-
row fertile strip of land along
the Nile river. In the absence
of any rainfall to speak of,
agriculture is totally depen-
dent on the annual rise of the
Nile's waters, which then ir-
rigate the adjoining fields. A
century ago, the British (then
masters of Egypt) called in
many experts to suggest solu-
tions; among them was the
American engineer and solar
inventor, Francis Cope
water resources and traveling
extensively along the Nile,
Whitehouse became intrigued
by remains of ancient irriga-
tion canals. His curiousity
eventually led him to the large
and deep depression in the
desert, some 60 miles
southwest of Egypt's ancient
capital, Memphis. The Arabs
call the place el-Fayoum; and
what amazed Whitehouse was
the existence of a lake (Lake
Keroun) at the northwestern
corner of the depression,
which watered a thriving
agriculture along its shores.
The puzzle was: How did this
lake get its waters in the total-
ly arid area, so far away from
the Nile?
A Man-Made Miracle
Examining the lake and its
shores, Whitehouse found re-
mains of ancient dams, quays
and other monumental struc-
tures. Back in Cairo, he sear-
ched the geographical records,
recent and old. Soon he found
that maps of Egypt from
medieval times, based on maps
prepared in antiquity by
Ptolemy of Alexandria, show-
ed that in those times the el-
Fayoum depression contained
not one but two lakes: a more
extensive Lake Keroun, and
an even larger lake called
IN APRIL, 1983
Whitehouse appeared before
the Khedivial Geographical
Society in Cairo and dropped a
bombshell. He had found the
answer to the el-Fayoum puz-
zle in the writings of
Herodotus, the 5th Century
BCE Greek historian-
geographer: it was, Herodotus
wrote, a huge lake artificially
formed in the time of the
Pharaoh Moeris. It was a lake
so large that its "cir-
cumference of 3,600 furlongs
equalled the entire length of
Egypt along the sea coast."
Whitehouse further quoted
from the writings of other an-
cient historians to show that
not only in Greek times but
also in later Roman time.-., it
was known that the whole el-
Fayoum depression was in fact
a huge artificial lake; it was
the best source of fish in
Egypt, and the string of
villages along its shores served
as Egypt's breadbasket.
The "Sea of Joseph"
But this deepened the
mystery even more. If the
whole el-Fayoum depression
was an artificial lake, who was
its great engineer and builder,
and how was it filled with
THE FIRST clue was given
to Whitehouse by Herodotus,
who wrote: "The water of the
lake does not come out of the
ground, which is here extreme-
ly dry, but is introduced by a
canal from the Nile."
In 1883, Whitehouse went
before the Society of Biblical
Archaeology in London to an-
nounce his further discoveries.
The canal that had fed the an-
cient lake Moeris still partly
exists, he declared. It is an ar-
tificial waterway which con-
nects the Fayoum depression
with the Nile and which the
Arabs still call Bohr Yousof
"The Sea of Joseph."!
The announcement at the
Society gathering was follow-
ed by a series of lectures and
pamphlets in which
Whitehouse showed a
relentless dedication to the
promotion of his discovery: It
was Joseph, the Hebrew
Patriarch, who had conceived,
planned and carried out the
colossal irrigation enterprise.
DELVING into all available
sources, Whitehouse found
(and made his findings public)
that Arab historians not only
attributed the project to
Joseph, but also reported its
circumstances. It was, these
historians related, when
Joseph was more than 100
years old, but he still held a
high position in the Egyptian
court. The other viziers and
court officials, envying Joseph,
persuaded the Pharaoh that, to
stay, venerated Joseph cannot
rest on his laurels; he must
prove once more his abilities.
When the Pharaoh agreed, the
viziers suggested an impossi-
ble project: to convert the
desert into a fertile area.
"Inspired by God," Joseph
beat his detractors by achiev-
ing what they deemed impossi-
ble. He dug feeder canals and
created the vast artificial lake
in one thousand days A Ipk
Yum in Arabic; hence, these
historians say, is the name El-
Joseph A Great Scientist
As Whitehouse went about
propagating his discoveries, he
took an increasing interest in
the Old Testament, seeking in
it additional clues to his fin-
dings. He was especially
fascinated by the Prophecy of
Jacob, seeing in its verses
direct confirmation of his con-
clusions. As the vears went by.
Continued on Page 14-

Page 14 The JewumVloridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Shultz Lauds Israel's Economic Reforms
But $750 Million In U.S. Aid Withheld
Secretary of State George
Shultz and Israeli Prime
Minister Shimon Peres offered
glowingly upbeat reports here
on the state of Israel's
economy as a result of recent
austerity measures and
economic reforms. The lavish
praise accorded the Israeli
leadership in its efforts to
reform the economy left
observers all the more surpris-
ed when Shultz subsequently
indicated that the second half
of an already-approved sup-
plemental assistance grant
would not be disbursed just
PAYMENT OF the first half
of the $1.5 billion supplemen-
tal package that Congress ap-
proved last year was announc-
ed during the last visit here by
Peres in the fall, and Shultz
was expected to approve the
disbursement of the second
half after his recent meeting
with Peres. The remaining
$750 million is to be awarded
during the current fiscal year.
Speaking to reporters
following a luncheon for Peres
at the State Department in
which each praised the other
for his role in helping the
Israeli economy get back on its
feet, Shultz said the two had
discussed the matter of
disbursement but indicated
that the funds would continue
to be withheld for the time be-
ing. "Our guiding principle
will continue to be how (the
funds) will be most helpful to
the economy pj4raet"-ShuIt.
said. v.- >-. -- -
SHULTZ, an economist who
has been personally involved in
pressing for economic reforms
Continued front Page 13
Joseph loomed in his eyes ever
larger, and his belief grew
firmer that the Hebrew
Eossessed greater scientific
nowledge than their Egyp-
tian hosts.
Indeed, many scholars
believe that the title bestowed
by the grateful Pharaoh upon
Joseph Zaphenath-Paneah
meaning "Solver of
Mysteries" in Hebrew, was an
accurate phonetic rendering of
a known Egyptian title which
meant "Head of the Magi-
cians," thereby acknowledging
Joseph's superior scientific
Whitehouse died a con-
troversial personality in 1911.
Thus was forgotten the
discovery of an American
engineer from Rochester that
not only credited the Hebrew
Patriarch with greater ear-
thworks than the TV A project,
but also brought to light the
evidence for Joseph's ex-
istence: the artificial lake nam-
ed after him, and the legends
surrounding his feat.
(c) Z. Sitchin, 1986
to the Israeli government, has
often stressed that extra
assistance will have no effect
in the absence of substantial
changes in economic policy. A
request to Congress for the
supplemental aid was accor-
dingly held up for months last
year to the point where
legislators were suggesting
they would go ahead and ap-
prove the aid without an Ad-
ministration request.
But Shultz and Peres main-
tained the economic reform
program adopted by the na-
tional unity government in
Israel last July was working
wonders, and both suggested
that Peres has been effectively
converted to the Reagan Ad-
ministration's economic views.
If Israel wants to promote
economic growth, it will first
have to raise its exports in
secretary Shultz
order to further cut its trade
deficit, Peres said. Secondly,
he added, there was a need "to
cut out the government from
getting itself involved in runn-
ing business."
REFERRING to what he
called his new awareness
about the need to emphasize
the private sector and reduce
the role of government in the
economy, Peres observed that
"a pessimist is an optimist who
learned the details of the situa-
tion. I started as an optimist
but then I learned something."
The Israeli reform program
has involved substantial
government spending cuts,
much of it coming from reduc-
tions in subsidies on consumer
goods and government
employee layoffs, a wage and
price freeze and a restrictive
monetary policy meant to keep
interest rates high and thus
reduce private spending.
With the adoption of the new
program, a group of American
Jewish and Israeli
businessmen headed by
veteran Jewish leader Max
Fisher, formed Operation In-
dependence an organization
aimed at helping the Israeli
economy through private sec-
tor initiative. The group has
worked at promoting commer-
cial endeavors to increase
Israeli exports and tourism.
of Peres was attended by
Fisher and other members of
the organization, which was
applauded by the Secretary of
State for its work in steering
the Israeli economy toward a
free enterprise system. "I
think the work of Operation
Independence can make a per-
manent difference in Israel's
future," Shultz said at the
According to still unpublish-
ed figures presented by Peres
at the luncheon, Israeli infla-
tion has come down from a
monthly rate of 24 to 25 per-
cent to 1 or 1.5 percent. Peres
also noted that for the first
time in the history of the
Jewish State, Israel has just
ended a budgetary year
without a deficit. Peres said he
was hoping to reach the stage
when Israel and the U.S. "can
be friendly, without asking for
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Friday, April 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
The Ten Plagues
Were They For Real Or Natural Disasters?
One of the most vivid ac-
counts which we read in our
Haggadah each Passover is
one of the ten plagues, by
which Pharaoh was pressured
into finally conceding to
Moses' plea: "Let my people
go!" With each plague,
Pharaoh yielded momentarily
until the crisis was past and
then, once more, "hardened
his heart."
The plagues came in terrify-
ing succession. The water
turned to blood; frogs covered
the land; the dust of Egypt
became gnats; beetles swarm-
ed over the earth; boils broke
forth on man and beast; hail
rained down from heaven;
locusts covered the face of the
earth; darkness descended on
the land and, the most terrible
plague of all, the firstborn of
every Egyptian from the
mighty Pharaoh to the
humblest maid-servant was
slain by the Angel of Death.
Nahum Betzer, an Israeli
engineer at the Technion's
Center of Environmental and
Water Resources Engineer-
ing, has developed a theory
which explains nine of the
Biblical plagues as a chain
reaction of ecological
disasters. He is not the first to
do so. A medieval Spanish
scholar named Don Yitzhak
Abarbanel also had an ex-
planation for them as natural
According to Betzer, the
first plague, blood, resulted
from a sudden proliferation of
red microscopic organisms in
the Nile. These could have
blocked photosynthesis, killing
the fish and making the water
recede. Thus a natural
breeding ground was provided
for the second plague, frogs.
They were killed by the terror-
stricken Egyptians, and the
decomposing bodies bred the
The ecological imbalance
resulted in a plague of wild
animals, and the cattle disease
became inevitable. The plague
of hail, he explains, was a
result of clouds of smoke rising
from the disaster-stricken
land. The locusts arrived on a
wind from Arabia, later being
dispersed by a change of wind
and the clouds of locusts pro-
duced the plague of darkness.
Betzer, like Abarbanel, has no
explanation for the slaying of
the firstborn.
This all sounds quite logical.
A miracle, after all, is just a
natural phenomenon that hap-
pens precisely when it is need-
ed. In this case, it is the timing
that is miraculous, and this
need not in any way disturb
the pious Jew. The ten plagues
were also executed as a judg-
ment on the gods of Egypt.
The Nile River was a god that
became loathsome to its wor-
shippers. The frog, a symbol of
fertility, became a horror.
Sacred animals like the ram,
the goat, the bull were all im-
potent against the disease. The
sacred beetle, the scarab,
tormented its worshippers.
The plague of darkness eclips-
ed Ra, the sun god. As it is
written: "Against all the gods
of Egypt I will execute
judgments. I am the Lord."
(Exodus 11:12)
The Biblical story of the Ex-
odus is consistent with what
we now know of political condi-
BBYO To Hold Annual Convention
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization will be holding its
Annual Spring Convention
from April 18-20 at the Hilton
Hotel in Hollywood. The
theme of the convention is
"The Meaning of Life" which
will be the focus of the many
speakers, discussion groups,
religious and social activities
held during the course of the
Highlights of the conven-
tion, which will be attended by
over 150 Jewish teens from
area chapters, will include a
keynote address by Dr. Jan
Lederman, campaign coor-
dinator of the Jewish Federa-
tion in Hollywood, end-of-the-
year states by the outgoing
Council presidents, Edward
Capp and Ilyssa Kraus, the
election of new Council of-
ficers, and presentation of in-
dividual and chapter achieve-
ment awards.
The 1986 convention has
been coordinated by the Coun-
cil's vice presidents, Darren
Frost and Stacy Steiner.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest Jewish youth organiza-
tion in the world and is open to
all Jewish teens ages 14-18.
The Gold Coast Council con-
sists of 20 chapters throughout
the North Miami Beach,
Hollywood, Pembroke Pines,
Plantation, Coral Springs,
Boca Raton and Palm Beach
Gardens areas. Anyone who is
interested in finding out more
about our organization should
call Jerome Kiewe or William
Rubin at 581-0218 or 925-4135.
tions in the Near East at that
period, and historical records
have verified much of the data.
The ten plaques form a sym-
metry the first nine con-
sisting of three series of three:
blood, frogs, gnats; fleas, mur-
rain, boils; hail, locusts,
In each series, the first is an-
nounced to Pharaoh
beforehand at the edge of the
Nile; the second is proclaimed
by Moses at the palace; the
third comes without warning.
A climax is reached with the
tenth and final plague the
slaying of the firstborn. The
first nine undoubtedly have a
basis in natural phenomena,
but the last is wholly
We must realize that they
were recorded not so much to
give a historical, ecological or
archaeological chronicle, but
for moral instruction. Pharaoh
received the warnings and was
given a chance to repent, but
there is unsparing punishment
for those who harden their
hearts against G-d and con-
tinue to oppress their fellow
This is the Passover message
of the ten plagues.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Reagan's Jewish Liaison
Says Reagan's Record Strongly Pro-Israel

Max Green, President
Reagan's point man on the
Jewish front, in an inter-
view with The Jewish Flori-
dian, has disputed claims
that Americans are becom-
ing more anti-Semitic, and
stated that "most people" in
the American Jewish com-
munity "realize the Reagan
Administration is one of the
most pro-Israel administra-
tions ever."
i Green, 41, was in Miami to ad-
dress a Greater Miami Jewish
Federation meeting.
Officially, he is associate direc-
tor of the White House Office of
Politican Liaison. His job, as he
describes it, is to involve himself
in issues related to foreign and
defense policy, such as President
Reagan's Strategic Defense In-
itiative (SDI), South Africa, Cen-
tral America, the Middle East and
Soviet Jewry.
IN ADDITION, Green has what
he calls "constituency respon-
sibilities" mainly to Jews.
"With respect to the Jewish com-
munity," he said, "my respon-
sibility is two-fold: first, to make
the case that the administration's
domestic and foreign policies are,
for the main, in the best interests
not only of all Americans, but of
American and world Jewry. Se-
cond, I try to articulate the con-
cerns of the American Jewish
community to appropriate ad-
ministration officials."
How does he actually get the
message across to the
"I don't call up the President
and articulate it over the phone,"
Green said. "What I do is talk to
people within the administration
who are in policy-making roles
and discuss it with them. People in
the National Security Council, for
example, or the State Depart-
ment, or people in the White
Church and State, Soviet Jewry
and the Middle East policy are the
three most important issues to
American Jews, according to
Green. "At least, these are the
ones I hear about the most," he
the reasons why I think chur-
ch/state was a matter of such
great concern to the Jewish corn-
unity in the 1984 elections is not
just a question of whether there
should be prayers in schools," he
said. "Jews were concerned that
the movement behind the effort to
restore prayer in schools,
specifically the fundamentalist
Christian movement, was, in some
sense of the term, anti-Semitic."
"Over the last few years,"
Green added, "more Jews are
beginning to appreciate the fact
that the movement is not anti-
Semitic, the theology is not anti-
Semitic, and that the movement is
one of the Jewish community's
most important pro-Israel allies.
As the true nature of the fun-
damentalist Christian movement
becomes apparent, the church-
state issue will become less impor-
tant to many American Jews."
Concerning the President's
remark about America being a
"Christian nation," Green feels
the quote was taken out of context
and misconstrued.
THAT SPEECH in Dallas in
1984 was terribly
misrepresented," he said. "I've
read it and re-read it and there's
nothing objectionable from a
Jewish point of view. There is
nothing suggesting we should
establish or move in the direction
of establishing Christianity as a
state religion. I don't think a
statement has ever been made in
President Reagan's entire public
life that could be fairly inter-
preted as being anything other
than in full support of freedom of
religious exercise for all
Americans, particularly including
Jewish Americans."
Those people concerned about
President Reagan's views on the
church/state issue should ask
themselves two questions, Green
said. "First, is he in favor of the
establishment of Christianity as
the state religion? Second, is he in
any way in favor of policies that
would limit the free exercise of
Judaism? The answer to both of
those questions is a resounding
When informed that many
American Jews see the lessening
separation of church and state,
particularly in education, as a
more realistic fear than the
possibility of outlawing Judaism,
Green's tone became more
"I'm not saying they're not con-
cerned." he insisted, "but let me
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church/state in that way, of
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Does this guy Reagan want to en-
force the Constitution of the
United States, which says you're
not supposed to establish a
religion, and that you're not sup-
posed to pass any laws that inhibit
the free exercise of religion?
"THAT'S AN essential ques-
tion to ask," he said, "and there
are very clear answers. That
should allay a lot of concern about
what this president has in mind as
far as church/state is concerned."
Most people supporting prayer
in schools favor allowing local
school districts to permit volun-
tary prayer, according to Green.
"Nobody prominent in American
life is talking about permitting
school districts to have their
teachers require classes to recite
sectarian prayers. No one is pro-
posing that."
Whether or not one sees setting
aside time for prayer, mandated
by a school district, as a threat to
the security of Jews or Judaism,
"is making a very big mountain
out of a relatively small molehill,"
he said.
For almost 200 years after the
adoption of the Bill of Rights, sec-
tarian prayers were read in
schools, with no apparent ill-
effects on a thriving American
Jewish community. That proves
that proponents of prayer in
schools present no real threat to
the Jewish community, according
to Green. "The Jewish community
might not be in favor of it," he
said, "but it does not pose a great
danger to them or to the free ex-'
erase of their religion."
Concerning Middle East policy,
Green believes this nation's
Jewish citizens are satisfied with
the Reagan Administration.
Max Green
Christian fundamentalists
are an important ally.
"American Jews, whether they
might disagree with one or
another aspect of our policy in the
Middle East and they certainly
have that right overall they
think it's very much in Israel's in-
terest," he said.
HOW DOES this Administra-
tion feel about including the PLO
in the Middle East peace process?
He cleared his throat and paus-
ed. "Well, it's what it says: that
(the PLO) can't participate in any
way in negotiations leading to
peace between Jordan and Israel
unless they first were to accept
(UN Resolutions) 242 and 388, re-
nounces violence, accept Israel's
right to exist, and, in fact,
transform itself from a terrorist
organization into something very
very different, radically
"So what it means," he con-
tinued, "is that we're not for in-
cluding a terrorist organization in
How much cooperation can we
look forward to in limiting this
Administration's sale of
sophisticated weaponry, such as
F-15 Eagle fighter planes, to both
Israel and nations sworn to that
country's destructidn?
"AS FAR as Israel is concern-
ed," he said, "our concern should
be to make certain that Israel can
successfully defend itself against
any combination of potential
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Vital Statistics: Max Green
Friday, April 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Max Green was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1945. He
grew up in Dallas, Tex., were he graduated from
high school.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin.
Green continued his education at the New School
of Social Research in New York City, receiving a
Master of Arts in Psychology.
From 1970-73, Green was executive director of
the Young Social Democrats, a politically active
student's organization, before joining the United
Federation of Teachers union staff. He studied law
at night, eventually earning his degree from
Continued from Page 16
enemies in a military conflict. The
Administration believes that
through its policies, it is ensuring
The other Administration's in-
terests include distinguishing bet-
ween radical and moderate Arab
regimes, and after making that
distinction, keeping moderate
states within the Western camp,
Green added.
Brooklyn Law School in 1981.
He continued to work for the UFT until 1983,
when he moved to Washington. There, he served
two years in various capacities on the United
States Commission on Civil Rights, rising to acting
staff director.
Since October, 1986, Green has been associate
director of the White House Office of Political
Green and his wife, Anne, have three children,
twin 11 year-old boys and a seven year-old
daughter. They live in Silver Spring, Md., and are
members of Har Tzeon Congregation.
the case in the United States," he
Because of conducive conditions
here, Jews have been fully
assimilated into American society
to the point where Wall Street law
firms and major corporations no
longer restrict admission or ad-
vancement to them, Green said.
"The general trends are en-
couraging. I think that there's
general acknowledgement in the
Jewish community that this Ad-
ministration has done an effective
job in going after anti-Semites
that break our laws."
Green's first visit to Miami was
as a Hubert Humphrey supporter
during the 1972 Democratic Na-
tional Convention. Since then,
he's followed the area's growth.
"I read a lot," he said, "and for
several years I've been extremely
interested in what's going on in
South Florida. I applaud this
area's successful economic in-
tegration of such a huge group of
immigrants. It's very exciting to
me, and I always enjoy visiting
this vibrant, ethnically mixed
community you have here."
"There are a variety of
geopolitical considerations in the
Middle East," he said. "It's cer-
tainly not in the interest of the
United States or in the interest of
the West, and I want to remind
you that Israel is part of the West,
for anti-Western elements to take
control of all the Arab states. This
is something we have to be con-
cerned about."
be foolhardy for America to stop
doing business with nations that
have not signed a peace treaty
with Israel. "That's not in our in-
terest, it's not in the West's in-
terest, and it's not in Israel's in-
terest," he said.
Maintaining some kind of
military relationship with
moderate states keeps them
within the Western orbit, he add-
ed. "Saudi Arabia didn't just start
getting arms during the Reagan
Administration. There's nothing
new here."
How does our government see
the stagnation of the Camp David
"I think the United States
would prefer a warmer peace,"
Green said, adding that there is no
plan for the President to arrange
a 1986 version of Camp David,
this time starring Hosni Mubarak
and Shimon Peres. "I don't want
to say there's no possibility, but
it's not in the works."
HOW DOES this administra-
tion see the Gorbachev govern-
ment's actions toward Soviet
"It's happy that (Soviet dissi-
dent Anatoly) Sharansky was
released. It's happy when any
Soviet refusenik is released. It's
not giving credit to the Soviets for
it, and doesn't think that any
credit should be given for the
release of someone who never
should have been imprisoned,"
Green said.
He hopes that through "con-
tinued quiet diplomacy," more
Soviet Jews will be released. Con-
tinued low emigration rates are
not encouraging, he said.
Green points to last year's
decline in reported anti-Semitic
incidents, with certain exceptions,
compiled by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith as proof
that claims of increasing anti-
Semitism in this country are
"I'M NOT saying there aren't
things to be concerned about," he
said. "Certainly there are. You
see these fringe hate groups
developing out in the Midwest,
and I guess one thing history
teaches us is not to ignore a pro-
blem when it's small catrh it in
the bud. Don't let it develop into
something that is truly a serious
"But," he continued, "about
that I would say that this ad-
ministration has been vigorous in
its enforcement of the laws that
have been broken by these anti-
Semitic groups.
"The reports I get from the peo-
ple in the field, in Jewish organiza-
tions whose business it is to
research anti-Semitism, tell me
that the Justice Department and
the FBI are doing a bang-up job in
going after these people. For ex-
ample, The Order has virtually
been broken because of prosecu-
tions. It is something to be
younger, more educated
Americans are less anti-Semitic
than the country as a whole. "This
is our future," he said, "so we can
look forward to a period of ex-
periencing less anti-Semitism that
we have in the past."
With one noticeable exception,
according to him. "Polls show that
within the Black community, the
younger, more educated segment
is more anti-Semitic than older
Blacks. Perhaps this accounts for
the popularity of Louis Far-
rakhan, which hopefully will be
very short-lived."
Fundamentalist Christians
aren't anti-Semitic either. Green
reiterated. "In a follow-up to the
famous Middletbwn study
reported by Richard John
Newhouse in Commentary
magazine, there is a positive cor-
relation between depth of
religious commitment and
religious tolerance. In Muncie, In-
diana where the survey was
taken, a Christian community, the
people who took their Christianity
seriously were less prone to be
anti-Semitic than ones who
AMERICAN JEWS, according
to Green, are concerned about
fundamentalist Christians
because of Christianity's anti-
Semitic past, that it presents a
dangerous threat. "I do not
believe that is, or ever has been
Lord Balfour, Scottish nephew of Lord James Balfour and
president of the Israel-British Friendship League in Edin-
burgh, Scotland, paid a visit recently to the Balfour Forest,
established by the Jewish National Fund outside Nazareth,
where he planted a tree. Lord James Balfour is the author of
the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which declared the British
government's sympathy for the establishment of a Jewish
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Papal Visit to Rome Synagogue
Stirs Jewish Community
ROME (JTA) Rome's
Jewish community, the oldest
diaspora community in
Europe, was agog last week
with preparations for one of
the major events of its 2,000
year history the visit by
Pope John Paul II last Sunday
to the main synagogue near
the banks of the Tiber.
The Polish-born Pontiff was
the first Pope ever to set foot
into a Jewish house of worship.
Apart from being an historic
precedent, the visit had
tremendous symbolic implica-
tions and may prove to be a
giant step in the long, arduous,
and sometimes painful journey
toward Jewish-Catholic recon-
ciliation, begun at Vatican
Council II 20 years ago.
Rome's 18,000 Jews, while
elated, also have misgivings
and a strong sense of skep-
ticism about what the Papal
visit will accomplish. Those
feelings derive from historical
memories of religious and per-
sonal humiliations under Papal
rule, from theological anti-
Semitism over the centuries
and from their strong emo-
tional ties to the State of
Israel, which the Vatican still
declines to recognize.
The program for the visit
was established in close
cooperation between Vatican
officials, Rome's Chief Rabbi
Elio Toaff, and other leaders
of the Jewish community. It
was aimed at conveying a
spiritual message while adher-
ing to the strict limits required
by mutual respect between the
separate religious identities
There was a religious
"meeting," not a regular "ser-
vice." This allowed women to
be seated with men which is
normally not the case in a
synagogue run according to
Orthodox tradition as practic-
ed in Rome.
When the Pope entered the
synagogue, he was greeted by
a chorus chanting Psalm 150,
accompanied by the temple's
organ an ancient tradition.
Verses from Genesis 15, 1-7
were then read in Hebrew and
Italian, followed by verses
from Micah 4, 1-5.
Rabbi Toaff spoke first, then
the Pope. After his speech,
Toaff read Psalm 124, follow-
ing which the chorus chanted
"Ani Ma'amin," Maimonides'
First Article of Faith "I
believe in the coming of the
Messiah and even though he
delay, I will await him until his
This devotion has a special
poignancy in that it was
chanted by Jews at Auschwitz,
Treblinka and Dachau as they
were led to the gas chambers.
A moment of silence follow-
ed. The Pope, accompanied by
a small group of Christians and
Jews and representatives of
the media, then walked
upstairs to the rabbi's study
where John Paul II and Rabbi
Toaff held a "private" conver-
sation which was Been and
heard around the world.
Toaff hailed the Pope's visit
as the first truly historical
event in Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions since Vatican Council II.
It engendered, he said, a new
Pope John Paul II
sense of "respect, equality and
esteem towards the people
from which Christianity draws
its origins."
But despite Toaff's
assurances, there are some
strong impediments to Roman
Jewry's unqualified trust in
the positive import of John
Paul's historical gesture.
There are unhappy memories
of the past.
About 80 percent of Rome's
Jews are shop and boutique
owners, most of them descen-
dants of humble rag peddlers
forced to observe dusk-to-
dawn curfews imposed on the
ghetto by Papal decree until
1870. Even later they were
subjected to forced sermons in
"ghetto churches" and occa-
sional forced conversion of
their children. Perhaps the on-
ly Roman Jews who do not
have an ingrained resentment
against the "pre-conciliar
church" are refugees from
Libya, expelled by Muammar
Qaddafi in 1967.
The Vatican's failure to
recognize Israel is another
issue Jews find difficult to
reconcile. A young Sephardic
woman of Egyptian origin told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy: "The Pope in our
synagogue. When I heard, I
was very happy. I thought,
how beautiful. Now all the
priests in the world will take
the Pope as an example and
convey a new respect for the
Jewish faith and people to
their congregations. Anti-
Semitic feelings will die out.
"But then my friends made
me reflect. The Vatican still
doesn't recognize Israel. To
me, Israel is like a mother.
How can the Pope come into
my home and not recognize my
mother? He makes me feel of-
fended for her."
There are also unresolved
issues on the religious level.
Although John Paul II has
received more Jews in au-
dience than any of his
predecessors and has made
numerous, moving references
to the Holocaust, his theology
of the Old Testament as ex-
pressed by homilies and
Vatican documents not direct-
ly related to Christian-Jewish
relations contain frequent
lapses into pre-conciliar
linguistic concepts of Judaism
that are not in harmony with
the principles laid down by
"Nostra Aetate" and the two
subsequent documents on
Christian-Jewish relations pro-
mulgated by the Holy See's
Commission for Relations
With Jews/Secretariat for Pro-
moting Christian Unity.
This evaluation has often
been expressed by Jewish
leaders and experts in inter-
religious relations, and fre-
quent requests have been
made that more sensitivity be
shown for the Jewish religious
Many Jewish leaders feel
that John Paul's doubtlessly
sincere message of warmth
toward the Jewish people occa-
sionally comes t irough
distorted, or, at best, harness-
ed to his own or his ad-
visors' theological condi-
tioning, and the Vatican's
failure to give diplomatic
recognition to Israel.
It is an open secret that the
Pope consults with experts in
writing his speeches which
may explain apparent con-
tradictions between one
speech and another.
Still another issue is the
strong Jewish feelings against
the construction of a Carmelite
convent at the Auschwitz
death camp site. Toaff sent a
letter to the Pope several
weeks ago, signed also by the
Chief Rabbis of Britain,
France, Strasbourg, Zurich
and Rumania, noting that
since the rabbis of Europe
"consider this initiative inade-
quate to sanctify a territory
that is desecrated and cursed
by the murder of four million
martyrs, more than half of
them Jews," no one faith
should construct anything
there. So far there has been no
response from the Vatican.

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tional president, and Freidel Frank, Donor chairperson.
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Israel Through The
Lens Of A Camera
Friday, April 18, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Passover Customs
Most tourists see Israel only
through their own eyes. They
never consider the in-depth
understanding possible with a
third lens. That close-up view
of Israeli society is available to
college students in the summer
program, Jerusalem Film
Workshop, which uses a
videocamera and film screen-
ings to offer a different
perspective of the Jewish
For three weeks during the
summer, a small group of
18-25-year-olds enter the pro-
gram, which is sponsored by
the American Zionist Youth
Foundation and the Youth and
Hechalutz Department of the
World Zionist Organization, to
jointly produce their own
video, and to study Israel
through films and research at
the Jerusalem Film Center
located opposite Mt. Zion.
While knowledge of film-
making is an advantage in the
program, according to Amy
Kronish, director of the sum-
mer program at the workshop,
about half the 25 participants
over the first two summers
were not experienced.
"This is not a joy trip," said
Yisrael Math, one of the par-
ticipants in last summer's pro-
gram. "The point is to be in-
volved with production and to
make a movie." Math, a
23-year-old student at
Stockton State College in New
Jersey, said'that"students in
the program had only nine
days from July 9 to July 18
to shoot, write, edit, dub in
narration and music, and col-
late the entire project. "We
were terribly pressured for
time to accomplish something
good," he said.
During production, the
group worked up to 16 hours a
day on the video, with each
student in a different role. Ac-
cording to Math, the group
established a division of labor
some worked on writing,
some on shooting, some with
graphics, some with sound and
narration, and many
cooperated with editing, all
dedicated to beat the pending
Math, who is starting as a
part-time video technician for
his local Jewish community
(-enter in New Jersey, par-
t icipated in the videotaping of
the film. But he and the three
other students involved in the
video shooting had to sur-
mount technical difficulties
throughout the production.
The four were very limited
because they were confined to
using just one videocamara,
Math said. A second camera
was supposed to come over
with the group, he said, "but
they didn t pay the tax for it
and it came in a week after the
project ended."
Sometimes the equipment
would fail, Math explained,
and the students would use the
time preparing for interviews
and writing the script, staying
up as late as three o'clock in
the morning.
Not only are the students
busy creating their own video,
bu* they must juggle their
scarce time with attending
numerous seminars and
meeting leaders of Israel's film
industry. Last year's group
met with several top directors,
including Uri Barbarash, who
directed the critically acclaim-
ed film "Beyond the Walls."
The agenda for this sum-
mer's program includes
seminars on the influence of
television on society, the pro-
blems of censorship, and
documentary film-making and
changes in that medium over
the past almost 40 years in
Israel. The agenda also in-
cludes workshops on script
analysis and screening of
feature and short-length films.
Continued from Page 3
rorists," the Attorney General
"We are serious about apply-
ing the full weight of the law to
indict, apprehend and pro-
secute those who commit ter-
ror against Americans, and to
cooperate with other countries
against those who commit ter-
ror against any citizens
anywhere in the world,"
Meese declared.
The Attorney General made
no reference to ongoing efforts
by the Heritage Foundation, a
conservative think-tank, and
the National Jewish Coalition,
as well as nearly half the
Senate, to see a warrant
issued by the Justice Depart-
ment for Yasir Arafat's arrest
on charges of involvement in
the murder of two Americans
13 years ago.
But Meese stressed the im-
portance of revising U.S. ex-
tradition treaties "so that peo-
ple who commit (terrorist)
crimes .. cannot hide behind
the loophole of claiming that
these are political acts." He
also called for a death penalty
for the taking of hostages, and
for approval of a pending bill
that would make terrorist at-
tacks on U.S. citizens overseas
a crime under American law.
IN A SPEECH at the same
luncheon, Israel's Ambassador
to the United Nations,
Binyamin Netanyahu, called
for the closure of Embassies
belonging to countries known
to be sponsoring terrorism.
MECHIRAT CHAMETZ Sale of Non-Passover Foods.
In the fulfillment of the Biblical command "let no chametz be
found within your borders," the chametz which you store is to be
transferred from your ownership.
MA'OT CHITIM ("money for wheat") Before Passover
we are all obligated to contribute to some fund here or abroad to
provide means for the proper observance of the Festival for
those less fortunate than we.
SHABBAT HA-GADOL literally the "Great Sabbath" -
this year falling on April 19. This is the Sabbath immediately
preceding Passover and it heralds the approach of the holiday
By custom the Haggadah is read, studied, and discussed during
the course of the day.
TA'ANIT BECHORIM (Fast of the First Born) Accor-
ding to the Biblical account, the Israelite first-born were spared
while the tenth plague was visited upon the Egyptian
households. In gratitude for this, the first-born fast on the day
preceding the holiday (this year, Wednesday, April 23). It is
possible to exempt oneself from the fast by participation in a
siyyum, the completion of a section of study since the joy of lear-
ning takes precedence.
BEDIKAT CHAMETZ ("The Search for Chametz") By
the night before the Seder, the house should be thoroughly clean-
ed for the holiday. Before the search, it is customary to take a
number of pieces of bread, wrap each one separately in a piece of
paper, and place them in various parts of the house. Put out all
the lights in the house. Light a candle and have one of the
children hold it throughout the search. Before the actual search
begins, recite the appropriate blessing (found at the beginning of
the Haggadah). This ceremony arouses the interest and excite-
ment of the youngsters if properly handled. Play it up as setting
the tone for the joy of the festival.

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Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 18, 1986
Emi Am Flies To More Places In Europe
Than All US. Airlines Combined.
And On April 27 V\fe Add
9 New Cities, Plus New
Nonstop 747s From Miami
To Paris And Frankfurt.
Soon you'll be able to fly
Pan Am to Moscow, Leningrad,
Shannon, Milan* Krakow, Oslo,
Prague, Stockholm and Helsinki.
And that's just a small part of
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The fact is, no matter where in
Europe you want to go, chances are,
we go there, too.
Along with our nonstop 747s to
London, ftris and Frankfurt, we
also have convenient flights to
Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade,
Berlin and Brussels.
As well as Bucharest, Budapest,
Dubrovnik, Geneva, Hamburg and
Plus Munich, Nice,
Nuremberg, Rome, Stuttgart,
Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.
That's 32 cities in allmore
than all U.S. airlines combined.
Low Introductory lares: Milan,
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