The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Sandra Rosen
Marvin Rosen
Rosens To Chair
$5,000 Reception
Sandra and Marvin Rosen,
active community leaders,
have been named to co-chair
the $5,000 Special Cocktail
Reception which will take
place at 6 p.m. at The Break-
ers prior to the Community
1987 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign. The
announcement was made by
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman, who noted
that the Community Dinner
will be held on Thursday, Feb.
26, 6:30 p.m. at The Breakers.
Palm Beach.
Mrs. Levy noted that she
was pleased that the Rosens
had accepted this important
position. "Sandy and Marvin
have become very involved in
the Jewish community since
moving here from Detroit
almost three years ago. Since
then, they have demonstrated
their concern and dedication
through their accomplish-
ments and I am most grate-
ful that they will be co-
chairing this Special Cocktail
Party which will recognize
those who contribute $5,000
and over to the Campaign,"
she said.
In response the Rosens said.
Continued on Page 7-
Demographic Study Begins
Input Of Part-Time
Residents Important
household reached, in our
beginning stages, has par-
ticipated in answering the
questionnaire when the need
for the Demographic Study
was explained, stated Mr.
The Jewish community of
the Palm Beaches is doing an
excellent job of responding to
the Demographic Study being
undertaken oy the Jewish
Federation or Palm Beach
County, according to Stanley
Brenner, Chairman of the
"Telephone callers have
begun calling people from
Boynton Beach to Jupiter to
survey them about their needs,
practices, and attitudes.
Almost every Jewish
Jewish Federation^JA
Campaign Photos:
The 7
Century 11
Lion of Judah ...
pages 12-13
Boynton 17
Poinciana... page 19
Wieael On State Of World
Jewry. 19
In addition to the Jewish
community's desire to be part
of this survey which will iden-
tify needs in the community,
Mr. Brenner attributed the in-
itial positive response to
telephone numbers being
selected at random which
guarantees anonymity and to
the fact that there is no
solicitation of funds.
To insure the success of this
long-range planning project,
the input of part-time
residents is crucial, stressed
Dr. Ira Sheskin, consultant to
the study. He noted that a
whole section of the question-
naire is devoted to this seg-
ment of the population. "We
are letting seasonal residents
know that their input is very
important to us in terms of
Continned on Page 12
Israel Calls For Ceasefire
In South Lebanon
(JTA) Israel has offered the
Security Council a new plan
aimed at reaching "a perma-
nent solution" to the unstable
situation in south Lebanon.
The Israeli plan calls for "an
immediate and total ceasefire
in the entire area of South
Lebanon for a period of at
least six months," Yohanan
Bein, Israel's Acting Am-
bassador to the UN, declared.
Bein introduced the Israeli
plan Thursday night (Jan. 15)
after the 15-member Council
unanimously approved the ex-
tension of the mandate of the
United Nations Interim Force
in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for
another six months.
THE ISRAELI delegate
told the Council that once the
ceasefire is established in
south Lebanon, "It will then
be possible to negotiate the
territorial and obligational
aspects of a permanent solu-
tion. These principles should in
Israel's view constitute an ac-
cepted framework for a
dialogue on lines similar to
those envisaged in Security
Council Resolutions 242 and
Bein stressed that Israel
does not consider the security
zone it established in 1984 in
south Lebanon to be perma-
nent. Moreover, he said, Israel
is worried that the current
stalemate is harmful to all par-
ties concerned.
Israel, therefore, is in-
terested in reaching a perma-
nent solution for the security
of its northern border, Bein
said, adding: "For this pur-
pose, Israel is willing to
negotiate and cooperate with
tiie Government of Lebanon or
any other credible partner in
that country that genuinely
seeks and can ensure peace in
ed the contribution of UNIFIL
in maintaining stability in the
area. He rejected, however,
the charge made last week by
UN Secretary General Javier
Perez de Cuellar that Israel
was the major cause of the
deteriorating security situa-
tion in south Lebanon.
Israeli diplomats said Friday
that they had not received any
Continned on Page 3-
Women's Division
Holtzman To
Address Pacesetters
Dorothy Adler, Shirlee
Blonder, and Alice Zipkin, Co-
Chairpersons of the Paceset-
ters' Petite Luncheon given on
behalf of the Women's Divi-
sion 1987 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign,
have announced that Elizabeth
Holtzman, first female District
Attorney for New York City
and former U.S. Con-
gresswoman, will be the guest
speaker at the upcoming
$1,200-4,999 commitment
The luncheon, hosted by
Mrs. Arnold Newberger and
Mrs. Harvey Werner, will be
held on Wednesday, Feb. 18,
11 a.m., at the home of Mrs.
Newberger in Palm Beach.
In a joint statement, the Co-
Chairpersons said, "We are
very pleased that Ms.
Holtzman will be speaking to
our women. She was and still
is the youngest woman ever
elected to Congress where she
served distinguishedly, has

Elizabeth Holtzman
received international acclaim
for her work against Nazi war
criminals living in America,
and has been an outspoken ad-
vocate on women's issues. Ad-
ditionally, as District At-
torney, her tenure has been
Continned on Page 4-
Lion of Jodah recipients attend a Skerry Hoar in their honor at the home of
Mrs. Edwin Roth in Palm Beach. See Pages 13-13 for more photos.

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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 30, 1987
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Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Bette Gilbert becomes first woman President of Federa-
tion. Cynnie List serves as Chairman of Women's
Federation enters into contract with Fred Shochet,
publisher of the "Jewish .Floridian of Miami," in an ef-
fort to'bring major news events of local; national and in-
ternational interest to-the Jewish community. Combin-
ing with "Our Voice," the Jewish Floridian of Palm
Beach County begins publication.
Leadership Development Committee formed.
Jewish Community Center formed; receives allocation
from Federation.
President Bette Gilbert (center) with Leadership
Development leaders, Detra and Howard Kay.
In the Looking Back column of last week's edition, the
community responded to the Yom Kippur War by raising
contributions to total $1,500,000, not $535,000 as stated.
Theater Cancels
Anti-Semitic Play
Royal Court Theatre announc-
ed last Wednesday night that
it has cancelled the presenta-
tion of a play which depicts
Zionists as collaborators with
the Nazis in the mass destruc-
tion of Hungarian Jewry dur-
ing World War II.
The play, titled "Perdition,"
was due to open shortly for a
five-week run at the
prestigious West End theater.
It was withdrawn following
angry protests by the Jewish
community and by scholars
and historians who branded it
a vicious travesty, after
reading the script.
The Gilbert Years 1975-76
"Woman Heads County-
Wide Federation" read the
headline in the May 30, 1974
edition of the Palm Beach
Times. The article continued,
"Mrs. Bette (Morton) Gilbert
was installed as new president
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County last week,
and she's the first woman in
the local organization to hold
that position."
Although much fuss was
made of this "first" in the local
Jewish community, Mrs.
Gilbert, in a recent interview,
downplayed her pioneering
role. "I don't think being a
woman had any effect at all (on
presiding over the Federa-
tion). I was so involved before
and was accepted for that,"
she said.
Mrs. Gilbert attributes many
of her acquired executive
abilities in those years to the
tutelage of I. Edward "Bim"
Adler, who was the Federa-
tion's Executive Director. "I
worked for him as a volunteer
(on the Federation Executive
Committee as Secretary and
Vice President) and as a pro-
fessional (in charge of
Women's Division and as a
secretary in the office).
Anything I ever learned (about
running an organization), I
learned from him. Today I use
the same techniques I learned
then," she said.
Mrs. Gilbert's administra-
tion was marked by many suc-
cesses. However, she is most
proud of the fact that the 1976
Campaign of $1.2 million was a
record one, the first one to go
over $1 million other than the
emergency appeal of the Yom
Kippur War. "We had a well
organized Campaign with a
Bette Gilbert presides at the Federation's Annual Meeting in
1976. Handing the gavel to her is her Campaign Chairman,
Stanley Brenner.
great amount of spirit. Dr.
Marvin Rosenberg in 1975 and
Stanley Brenner in 1976 did an
incredible job." The Campaign
organization had expanded to
include many condominium
and professional divisions.
As a result of the tremen-
dous growth of the Jewish
community at that time, it was
necessary for Federation to
expand its physical quarters
and its professional staff to
keep up with the surge in
population. Federation moved
into larger quarters on
Okeechobee Blvd. in
September, 1975 on the pre-
sent site of the Jewish Com-
munity Center's Pre-School.
In addition, an assistant direc-
tor, Robert Kessler, was hired
who was responsible for
Women's Division, as well as
serving as Program Director,
and Camp Shalom Director. At
the Federation's June annual
meeting in 1974, Mr. Adler an-
nounced that he would retire
at the end of the year.
However, he returned to help
the Federation through its
transition period (an executive
director was hired in October,
1974, but he left during the
year). Norman Schimelman
was hired as executive director
in November, 1976, at the end
of Mrs. Gilbert's presidency.
It was also during Mrs
Gilbert's administration that
the Federation purchased the
"Our Voice" newspaper from
editor and owner Sam
Schutzer and entered into a
contract with the Jewish Flori-
dian of Miami to merge the
two papers into a Palm Beach
County edition. "This provided
for broader coverage of the ac-
tivities of Federation, and
Continued on Page 11-
Is Conducting a "Demographic Study"
In Order To
1. Determine the characteristics of the Jewish population
2. Identify crucial needs in our community
3. Plan programs and services to meet these needs, and
4. Identify community resources.
If you receive a call (January 22nd April 1st). PLEASE STAY ON THE PHONE!
\our answers will help us BUILD a strong, viable Jewish community____
.....Now and for many years to come.
We are COUNTING ON YOU to be COUNTED!!!!!!
TjkfWatt^wBib, elected randomly by computer. .Wore. .11 c.lU will be .nonvmou,
(The interviewer w.ll nol know, .nd w.ll no. a,k for. your or add..
There will be NO SOLICITATION of funds.
Demographic Study Committee Chair: Stanley B Brenner
SOI South Drive. Suite 305. We., Palm Beach. FL 33401. Phone: 1305. 8322120

UIA Gets $25 Million
Refugee Settlement
Grant From U.S.
Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
United Israel Appeal has
received a U.S. government
refugee resettlement grant of
$25 million for 1987. This
grant, the latest to UIA since
1973, was again initiated by
Congress and is twice the
amount provided in 1986. The
announcement was made by H.
Irwin Levy, chairman of UIA's
U.S. Government Relations
Committee, at the organiza-
tion's recent Board of Direc-
tors meeting in New York
Henry Taub, UIA's chair-
man, stated that thus far UIA
has received 12 refugee grants
totaling $310,077 million to
assist in the absorption of
refugees in Israel.
The grants, which are sup-
ported in both Houses of Con-
gress and in the State Depart-
ment and the White House,
reflect the U.S. government's
desire to link its support of
refugee resettlement in Israel
directly to the philanthropic
support of Israel by the
American Jewish community,
Taub said.
HE SAID that during the
same period the grants were
made, some $4 billion was
given to Israel by American
Jews to assist the country with
these immigration and absorp-
tion programs.
Israel Calls
For Ceasefire
Continued from Page 1
response to their new
A spokesman for the Israeli
UN Mission said that Israel
forwarded its new plan for
south Lebanon to UN
Undersecretary General for
Political Affairs Marrack
Israel withdrew its forces
from Lebanon in 1985. It main-
tained, however, a "security
belt" in south Lebanon, exten-
ding three to 15 miles north
from the Israeli-Lebanese
border, as a buffer zone
against terrorist attacks on
Israeli villages and set-
tlements in upper Galilee.
Taub called the grant pro-
gram "one of the most suc-
cessful such programs ever
funded by the U.S. govern-
ment." He pointed out that in
recent years the absorption of
Ethiopian Jews has been much
more costly than the absorp-
tion of any other group thus
far, thus justifying the need
for additional financial
Levy said that the 1987
grant funds will be used for
refugee resettlement, as
follows: enroute care and
maintenance, transportation,
maintenance at absorption
centers, hostels and ulpanim,
maintenance at youth aliya in-
stitutions, financial assistance
to the needy or handicapped,
maintenance and financial
assistance for students and for
vocational training, mainten-
ance at homes for the elderly,
and construction and/or ac-
quisition of apartments.
executive vice chairman, in-
dicated that $125,000 of grant
funds will be allocated for the
support of a grassroots
organization of Ethiopian im-
migrants in Israel.
He noted that the organiza-
tion's members and leaders,
drawn entirely form the Ethio-
pian community in Israel, will
strive to develop a sense of
pride and achievement in the
community, to assist with and
further informal education
among its membership, and to
introduce Ethiopian Jewish
culture to Israeli society-at-
Kessler said that the
organization of Ethiopian im-
migrants operates with a small
professional staff, as well as
with volunteers, in Safed, Car-
miel, Upper Nazareth, Maalot,
Kiryat Snmona and Afula, all
localities with large concentra-
tions of Ethiopian immigrants.
He stated that UIA's special
allocation will be used for
organizational infrastructure
and manpower needs, an
A mharic-English-Hebrew
newsletter, a speakers'bureau,
a music-dance-drama perform-
ing troupe, a handicrafts pro-
ject, and an interest-free loan
Sam Mittleman (second from left), Chair-
man, High Ridge Campaign, with his com-
mittee (left to right) Harold Wolfson,
Phillip Meshberg, Gil Bloch, Bea Bloch,
Estelle Wolfson, Joe Stein, Abraham
Blumenfeld, and Leo Marantz. Not pic-
tured are Mort Weiss and Jerome Usdan.
Plans Underway For
High Ridge Golf Tournament
"Members have been signing
up at a steadypace for the fifth
annual High Ridge Golf Tour-
nament," stated Sam Mit-
tleman, Chairman of the High
Ridge Country Club 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. "We can
accommodate 144 players and
we expect, as in past years, to
play at full capacity."
The tournament will be held
on Friday, Feb. 20, at the club.
Players will be part of a four-
some, composed of three men
and one woman. Winners of
tine golf tournament will be
awarded prizes at the luncheon
immediately following the
"We expect a very good
turn-out for the tournament on
behalf of the Federation-UJA
drive. However, we also are
receiving contributions from
those who won't be playing.
Totally, the commitment to
Jews locally and in Israel has
been a most significant part of
the overall Campaign and we
are confident that this year
will provide no exception,"
stated Mr. Mittleman.
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Director
of the Palm Beach Campaign,
at the Federation office,
Tha pleasure of your company
Is requested at the
Fourth Annual
Indian Spring
Dinner Dance
on behalf of the
1967 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
at 6:30 In the evening
Indian Spring Country Club
Minimum commitment $300 ComertSSOperparaon
BSVP Sylvia Lawls, Seating la limited
Boynton Beech Director, 797-0746
You are cordially Invited
to a
for the residents of
Royal Palm Beach Village
on behalf of the
4:00 P.M.
Indian Trail Country Club
Guest Speakar
Minimum Pledge $250 R.8.V.P. Jack Karako,
to the 1987 U J A/Jewish Federation Federation off lea,
of Palm Beach County Campaign 832-2120
Each year synagogues across the county devote
a Shabbat to informing their congregants about
the programs and services of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County and Its
beneficiary agencies the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Community Day School, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service and the Joseph L Morse Geriatric Center...
Lake Worth Jewish
Free Methodist Church
6513 Dillman Road, WPB
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin
Temple Beth David
4657 Hood Road, PBG
Rabbi William Marder
Congregation Anshei Sholom
5348 Grove Street, WPB
Rabbi Isaac Vender Walde
Temple Israel
1901 No. FUgler, WPB
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Temple Beth El
2815 No. Flagler Dr., WPB
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
For more Information, contact Rabbi Alan Sherman, Federation Chaplain, at the
Federation office, 632-2120.



Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 30, 1S.87
The Situation In South Lebanon
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel intends to maintain its
present policy of supporting the South Lebanese Army
(SLA) while keeping its own military presence in the area
to a minimum, this despite the weakened condition of the
SLA, a condition which is giving Israeli military policy-
makers much cause for concern.
This resolve to adhere to the policy that has been in force
since Israel withdrew from Lebanon in June 1985, and to
strengthen the SLA wherever possible, was enunciated
this week by Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe Levy.
HE INDICATED that the decision followed exhaustive
deliberations within the defense establishment.
Thirteen SLA soldiers were killed in a number of recent
clashes with Shiite Hizbullah units usually attacks by the
Shiites at night on poorly staffed SLA positions. Last
weekend one such incident resulted in a Shiite defeat a
development warmly welcomed in Israel. But the graver
problem of defections from the SLA ranks, continues to
concern Israeli policy makers.
According to informed estimates, some 20 percent of the
1,500-member force have melted away into the hills and
villages of south Lebanon over recent weeks.
Israel has sought to stanch this hemorrhage by increas-
ing the salaries that it pays the SLA men these are
henceforth to be paid in U.S. dollars, no longer in the
steadily plummeting Lebanese currency and by insisting
that south Lebanese civilians can only cross the border dai-
ly to work inside Israel if they have a member of their fami-
ly serving in the SLA.
IN ADDITION to Israel's worries over the complement
and fighting-fitness of the SLA, there are deepening con-
cerns here over the steady buildup of PLO forces in south
Lebanon north of the United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL) line.
Some Israeli sources have been quoted as citing a figure
of 3,000 Palestinian fighting men now grouped in the areas
around Tyre and Sidon. These Palestinian units, moreover,
are buoyed by their recent success in holding their own
against numerically superior Shiite Amal forces especial-
ly around the village of Maghdoushe where the Amal was
beaten in pitched battles.
Israel was peripherally involved in that fighting: its naval
craft shelled PLO positions on the coast. Also, the Israel
Air Force has been used frequently of late to bomb and
strafe Palestinian and occasionally Hizbullah terrorist
targets in various parts of Lebanon.
BUT THERE is a feeling among some observers here
that Israel may have been overestimating the military
strength of Amal, which, though numerically large, seems
badly organized and badly commanded.
Particularly chastening to Israel is the fact -;andI by
now a proven fact that the PLO has enlisted the aid of
the Beirut Christian forces in infiltrating men and materiel
back into south Lebanon. Israel has clear evidence that the
Christians both the government circles around President
Amin Gemayel and the Phalangists have actively enabl-
ed the PLO to use the Christian-controlled port of Junieh,
north of Beirut, as an entry point.
While Israeli naval craft frequently arrest and search
craft en route to Lebanon, and have recently turned back
the regular ferry from Cyprus because it was carrying FLU
reinforcements, Israel cannot impose a total blockade on
the busy waters off Lebanon.
In June, 1982, when Israel invaded Lebanon, the enemy
was the PLO, and the ally was the Christian community.
NOW IT SEEMS, in the ever-shifting pattern of
alliances that accompanies Lebanon's endless civil strife,
the Christians are moving towards Syria and the PLO, and
disavowing any vestigial involvement with Israel. Lait
week, in a Christian Radio Broadcast monitored here,
Israel was referred to as "our Zionist enemy."
This setback, from the Israeli standpoint, could be better
countenanced if Israel's efforts to reach a reliable
understanding with Amal seemed likely to succeed.
But, as throughout the past years, Amal is still proving a
reluctant and unpredictable target of Israel's overtures.
Moreover, its own failure to defeat the PLO in battle, and
the steady rise of the fanatical Hizbullah within the
Lebanese Shiite Community, has rendered Amal itself a
less attractive target for such overtures.
Behind the rise of Hizbullah, according to Israeli experts,
lurks an increasingly active and influential Iranian involve-
ment in the religious, political and military life of Lebanon.
ISRAEL, therefore, is faced by two equally unpleasant
prospects across its northern border: a growing PLO
presence and an ascendant, Iranian-backed Hizbullah
which is driving the Shiite moderates onto the defensive.
And if Israel's outlook for accommodation with the in-
digenous forces in south Lebanon is bad, its relations with
UNIFIL have reached an all-time low.
The killing last week of an Irish corporal by Israeli tank
fire has triggered a flurry of openly condemnatory-
statements by UNIFIL officers in the field, and by UN of-
ficials and contributing nations. The incident is seen as top-
ping a wave of SLA attacks on UNIFIL positions for
which the UN directly blames Israel.
Israel, which only belatedly admitted that its own tanks
had killed the corporal, has now offered monetary compen-
sation to his family.
After War With Iran
Will Iraqi Air Force Pose Threat To Israel?
Israel is increasingly concern-
ed that the battle-hardened
Iraqi air force will pose a
serious threat once Iraq's war
with Iran is ended. Israel Air
Force Commander Gen. Amos
Lapidot has told a group of
foreign military attaches that
Iraqi pilots are currently flying
"hundreds of sorties per day."
He said Israeli and outside
observers have discerned a
significant improvement in the
quality of Iraqi air power.
Their planes attack at much
lower levels than before, and
their bombing and ground sup-
port is more accurate, he said.
Though some outside
observers maintain that
foreign, mainly Pakistani,
pilots are flying for Iraq, there
is no confirmation of such
proved capabilities of the Iraqi
air force would enable it to fly
sorties against Israel in a
future war from Iraqi territory
without the need for bases in
Jordan or Syria.
The Iran-Iraq war is now in
its seventh year. While Iran,
with much greater manpower,
appears at the moment to have
the edge on the ground, Iraqi
air power is considered
superior to Iran's by most ex-
perts here and abroad.
According to foreign
sources, however, the advanc-
ed anti-aircraft and anti-tank
weapons sold to Iran covertly
by the U.S. and Israel, has
been able to blunt Iraq's
superior air force and armor.
Meanwhile, Vice Premier
and Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres strongly defended
Israel's role in the U.S.-Iran
arms deal, at a press con-
ference in Jerusalem. He
maintained that it was less of
an arms deal than mutual pro-
bing for "pragmatist"
elements in Iran who might
one day succeed the aging
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
an avowed enemy of Israel and
the West.
IT WAS "a window of op-
portunity," Peres said, adding
that there was nothing wrong
with exploring the possibility
of a more friendly Iran in the
Peres also insisted that the
value of arms shipped to Iran
in 1985 did not exceed $5
million to $6 million, a drop in
the bucket compared to the
WOO billion Iran has spent in
its war with Iraq over the last
Continued on Page 17
Continued from Pag, \
characterized by new
and success.
"We are confident that our
Pacesetters will find Ms
Holtzman, a Pacesetter in'her
own right, a most articulate
and dynamic guest speaker."
Elizabeth Holtzman was
elected in 1981 as District At
/nrneiX ?fMKJngs Cou"ty
(Brooklyn), N.Y., one of the
largest district attorney's of-
fices in the country. In 1985
she was reelected with 83 per-
cent of the vote. Prior to
becoming District Attorney
she served in the U.S. House
of Representatives for eight
years. v
In Congress Ms. Holtzman
served on the House Judiciary
Committee during the im-
peachment hearing on Richard
Vixon and questioned Presi-
lent Ford about the Nixon
pardon. She was the first
Democratic woman to serve on
the House Budget Committee;
she chaired the House
Judiciary Subcommittee on
Immigration, Refugees and In-
ternational Law, and filed the
first lawsuit which led to the
declaration that the United
States' bombing of Cambodia
was unconstitutional.
She was the first member of
Congress to expose govern-
ment inaction against
suspected Nazi war criminals:
she forced the Justice Depart-
ment to create a special unit to
investigate them and wrote
the law authorizing their
deportation from the country.
In addition to her work for,
the Equal Rights Amendment,
she protected the privacy of
rape victims in federal trials |
and made child pornography a
federal crime.
As District Attorney, Ms.
Holtzman helped revolutionize
the treatment of child sex
abuse cases in New York
State. Her office achieved the
highest conviction rate in New
York City in 1983 and 1984
and has implemented
numerous measures to help
crime victims.
For more information, con-
tact Faye Stoller, Assistant
Director of Women's Division,
at the Federation office.
Jewish flor idian
of Palm Beach County
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* MOSAIC Sunday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel
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L'CHAYIM Sunday, Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
HALOM Sunday, Feb. 1, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel 12
(8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Feb. 5, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
January 30
American Jewish Committee National Human Relations
Award Luncheon at The Breakers noon
February 1
Jewish Theological Seminary luncheon at The Breakers
B'nai B'rith No. 2939 movie 10 a.m. Central Conser-
vative Synagogue Men's club 9:30 a.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Community Dinner Worker Training 10 12
Brunch at the Morse Geriatric Center
February 2
Jewish Community Day School board 7:45 p.m. Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana -12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Royal board 9:30 a.m.
B'nai B'rith Yachad Unit board 10 a.m. Brandeis
University Women Palm Beach West 12:30 p.m.
Jewish Federation Holocaust Committee Meeting at
Temple Israel noon Hadassah Tikvah board -1 p.m.
Hadassah West Boynton 12:30 p.m. Women's
American ORT Mid-Palm board -1 p.m. Temple Judea -
Board of Trustees Morse Geriatric Center Board of
Trustees 4 p.m.
February 3
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m. Central
Conservative Synagogue board 7:30 p.m. Jewish
Federation Jewish Educators Council Meeting at
Jewish Community Day School noon Hadassah -
"Angel of Mercy" luncheon at The Breakers Temple
Beth Torah board 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Shalom
- board 9:30 a.m.
February 4
Jewish Federation Women's Division Business and Pro-
fessional Steering Committee 7 p.m. Temple Emanu-
El Adult Education lecture 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Olam noon Lake Worth Jewish Center board -
10 a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach -
board 10 a.m. Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven -1
p.m. Jewish Community Center board 8 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee board -
10 a.m. Temple Emanu-El Adult Education Hebrew -10
a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Ohav 1 p.m. Na-Amat
USA Theodore Herzl 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 2939 -
board 1 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women -
Flagler Evening board 8 p.m. Morse Geriatric Center -
Concert at Eastpointe Country Club 7:30 p.m. Jewish
Community Day School Science Fair 7:30 p.m. Jewish
Federation Women's Division Super Sunday Committee
Meeting noon Na'Amat USA Council board -10 a.m.
Hadassah West Boynton Youth Aliyah luncheon noon
Jewish Federation Missions Committee 7 p.m.
Jewish Federation Campaign Evaluation Meeting 8
For more information contact the Jewish Federation of-
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IDF Patrol Kills Three Terrorists
Israel Defense Force patrol
killed three terrorists last
week near Markabe village in
the central sector of the south
Lebanon security zone. Accor-
ding to a military spokesman,
the terrorists were en-
countered about a mile from
Kibbutz Manara in Upper
Galilee where they apparently
intended to infiltrate across
the border into Israel.
The incident brought to
seven the number of terrorists
killed in the previous 24 hours.
Four were killed Sunday (Jan.
18) night in a clash with the
IDF just north of the security
IDF sources told Israel
Radio Tuesday that the latest
interception probably averted
a "major incident," as the ter-
rorists were heavily armed.
Kalachnikov rifles, revolvers,
hand grenades, rockets and a
Quantity of explosives were
iscovered near their bodies.
Barbara Steinberg, Director of the Jewish
Community Day School, addressed the joint
session of the Council for Jewish Educa-
tion and a group of community day school
principals on "Functioning in a Communal
Setting in Community Day Schools." The
meeting was part of the Council for Jewish
Educators Conference recently held at the
Hyatt. Also at the session were (left to
right) David Meir-Levi, Director of the
Jewish Day School of San Antonio; David
Schluker, staff of Jewish Education Ser-
vice of North America; and Burt Lowlicht,
Director of the South County Jewish Com-
munity Day School. In addition, the Bureau
Directors Fellowship met concurrently.
Ann Lynn Lipton, Director of Education,
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
chaired this group's opening session.
For Those Contemplating Conversion
Introduction To Judaism Offered
For the fifth consecutive
year, the Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis will be offer-
ing an "Introduction to
Judaism" course for those who
are contemplating conversion
to Judaism. The course in basic
Judaism will be offered begin-
ning Monday, Feb. 9, at Tem-
ple Beth David, 4657 Hood
Road, Palm Beach Gardens.
The 16-week course, taught
by Rabbi Kal Levitan, will
cover Jewish history, Jewish
life cycle, holidays and
festivals, basic principles of
Judaism and what "choosing
Judaism means."
Rabbi William Marder,
President of the Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis, Rabbi
Joel Chazin of Temple Emanu-
El, and Rabbi Howard Shapiro
of Temple Israel, were in-
strumental in the establish-
ment of the class which coor-
dinates community efforts in
assisting those who wish to
convert to Judaism.
"I believe this is a most
significant way of reaching out
to inter-marned couples and
inviting the non-Jewish spouse
to consider changing his or her
life so as to be dec icated and
committed to the beliefs and
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family under the wings of
tradition," stated Ra
practices of the Jewish people
and thereby bringing an entire
"As the same time," he con-
tinued, "of course our classes
are aimed at the motivated
single individual who has long
wished to learn more about
Judaism with a possible goal of
To register and/or for more
information, contact Rabbi
Howard Shapiro, Vice Presi-
dent of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Board of Rabbis, at
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Local Phonathon To Be Held On Mar. 22
150 Communities To Dial For
Super Sunday '87 Dollars

150 U.S. communities will par-
ticipate in the United Jewish
Appeal's seventh annual
telephone marathon, Super
Sunday 1987, according to
Michael M. Adler of Miami,
UJA Super Sunday National
The one-day program, in
which thousands of volunteers
will make hundreds of
Jeremy Frankel, general manager of the Jerusalem i
(left), and Peter van der Vliet.general MM7l5 t.hous^nds ?f Ph"e ""f ,J
Aviv Hilton, plant a tree to celebrate the un^ufng of.uUqne *"*""" JeWISh households
for the Jewish National Fund's Hilton Forest in the Ramot
neighborhood of Jerusalem.
across the nation, is the single
largest national fund-raising
event on the UJA calendar in-
volving more volunteers,
reaching more givers and rais-
ing more money than any
The Super Sunday "season"
runs from November through
May. Most participating com-
munities have chosen a
phonathon date between
December and March, depen-
ding on local campaign calen-
Peres: Israel Likely To Welcome Soviet
Participation In Mideast Talks
Premier and Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres indicated here Peres also stressed the need
last Thursday that Israel con- to maintain the impetus of the
Ramat Gan is a suburb of Tel
Aviv where many embassies
are located.
siders Soviet action to ease the
plight of Jews in the USSR
more important than the
restoration of diplomatic ties
between Israel and the Soviet
He hinted that such action
could ease Israel's objections
to Soviet participation in an in-
ternational conference on Mid-
dle East peace. Israel is not
averse to Soviet participation,
he said, but Moscow must "pay
the price" by making its own
peace with Israel, and Israel's
top priority is the rights and
well-being of Soviet Jews.
Addressing an audience of
Anglo-Jewish leaders, Peres
recalled that Israel raised that
issue at the brief meeting bet-
ween Israeli and Soviet
representatives in Helsinki
last August and the Russians
were furious that a small coun-
try dared to lay down condi-
tions to a superpower.
The Russians wanted to
discuss the status of Russian
Orthodox Church properties in
the Holy Land, Peres said.
"Aren't people more impor-
tant than property?" he asked.
"We hope they (the Soviet
leaders) will change their at-
titude toward Russian Jews.
Then we won't place so much
importance on having Russian
diplomats in Ramat Gan."
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peace process with Jordan. He
claimed that Israel has "paved
the way" by modifying its
policies in the West Bank.
The Israeli Foreign Minister
called for British and Euro-
pean economic aid to Jordan
and other Arab countries of
the Middle East suffering
economically from the drop in
oil prices. "At the gates of
hunger you'll always have an
assembly of bitterness and
revolt," he warned. He refer-
red also to the Iraq-Iran war
which he called a no-win
"Victory for Iran will pose a
religious menace for the
Arabs. If Iraq wins, it will be a
religious menace to the (Arab-
Israeli) peace process," Peres
He delivered his address
before going to meetings with
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher and with leaders of
other political parties. That-
cher is preparing to visit
Moscow in about six weeks and
Peres is apparently seeking
her good offices to probe
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev's attitude toward
But his main purpose of
meeting with Thatcher is ap-
parently to build on the good
relations he established with
her when he was Prime
Minister of Israel during the
first two years of the unity
coalition government.
Disparate Decisions Made On Two
Cancer Patient Refuseniks
Soviets have made disparate
decisions on two critically ill
refusenik cancer patients who
have been struggling for many
years to leave the Soviet
Union for treatment and
reunification with family in the
Inna Meiman, 54, of Moscow
arrived Sunday (Jan. 18) in
Washington, D.C., to undergo
evaluation and treatment of a
recurrent neck tumor. Meiman
arrived at Dulles Airport ac-
companied only by a nurse pro-
vided by the American Em-
bassy in Moscow. The Soviets
would not allow her husband,
Naum, 75, and ailing, to ac-
company her, and would only
grant Inna a temporary visa
for one year's stay. Naum is an
11-year refusenik and human
rights activist.
Maryasin, a 16-year refusenik
from Riga who suffers from
multiple myeloma, received an
exit visa Monday, along with
her husband, Alexander, and
daugher, Faina. The 61-year-
old woman is expected to join
her sister and brother-in-law,
Mara and Eugene Katz, in
Toronto in two weeks, accor-
ding to B'nai B'rith Canada.
Meiman, describing her own
prognosis as "very grim," told
the crowned press conference
convened by uie National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, "I
haven't come to America to
die; I have come to recover and
to help others to get out of the
Soviet Union."
Admitting that she had left
the USSR, and her husband,
with mixed emotions, Meiman
said she was "delighted" to
help others to leave and to pro-
ve "We are not slaves but peo-
ple with rights," yet dismayed
that her husband, her son and
his family were not permitted
Continued on Page 20
dars; more than half will make
their calls on Feb. 1, which
UJA has dubbed "National
Super Sunday."
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County will be
calling households in the Palm
Beaches on Super Sunday
March 22.
"In last year's Super Sun-
day, nearly 40,000 volunteers
in 151 U.S. communities
smashed all previous records
by raising almost $40.7
million," said Adler, a UJA
National Vice Chairman. "This
year, we hope to reach more
people and raise more money
in a single %day than ever
before a projected $43
Adler noted that, beginning
with Wilkes-Barre, Pa., last
Nov. 22 "early bird" com-
munities have already held
their Super Sundays, raising
more than $3.2 million
almost half this figure achiev-
ed by Boston. "I'd like to
thank these early birds, their
givers and volunteers," he
said, "for establishing such a
fast pace so early and pro-
viding the momentum that will
help us reach our goal.
"But we know," he added,
"that when the people we call
on Super Sunday no matter
when it's scheduled unders-
tand that by their increased
pledges to their UJA/Federa-
tion campaigns they will be
helping to meet Jewish needs
in Israel, around the world and
in their own communities,
they'll respond generously,
and Super Sunday will once
again surpass its goal and
make fund-raising history."

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Special Gifts Cocktail Party Held At Fountains
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berald Meister s message of exceptional insight into Israel's international Jerome W. Lorber, Chairman of The Fountains Campaign.
Generating participation in the Campaign's
closing Golf Tournament/Luncheon on Jan.
25 are members of the telephone squad pic-
tured (left to right): Jesse Such man.
Herbert Krieger, Albert Golden, Arthur
Salomon, Aaron Hirschman, Edward
Wninston and Nat Polan. Other members
not pictured are Simon Diamond, Morris
Kaufman, Harvey Krautman, Harry
Kwartler, Herschel Rosenblum, Stanley
Schechter, Jerry Silverstein, Die Stein,
Henry Wechsler, Irving Pober.
Responsible for the suc-
cessful turnout at the
Cocktail Party are Special
Gifts Co-Chairmen (left to
right): Alex Gruber and
Milton Kukoff.
Promoting the campaign
through publicity and prize
tickets are (left to right): Irv-
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Special Cocktail Reception
Continued from Page 1
"We are honored to be of ser-
vice once more to the Jewish
community. We are in the pro-
cess of recruiting our commit-
tee and are gratified that there
have already been a significant
number of people in our com-
munity who have expressed an
interest in attending this very
special reception. By their at-
tendance they are acknowledg-
ing their communal respon-
sibility towards those Jews
who need our help locally, in
Israel, and throughout the
world. This cocktail reception
will honor these committed
people while at the same time
they will have the opportunity
to join with others who are
similarly concerned."
Marvin Rosen, Chairman of
the Public Relations Commit-
tee, is serving as a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation for the se-
cond consecutive year. He also
sits on the Executive Commit-
tee. A past Vice President of
the Jewish Community Day
School, he now serves as
Treasurer and has been a
member of that Board for
three vears. Mr. Rosen is an
attorney with Honigman
Miller Schwartz and Cohn.
Sandra Rosen is Outreach
Vice President of Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion, having served on the
Board for two years. Also ac-
tive at the Jewish Community
Day School, she will be chair-
ing their annual dinner dance
this year. Mrs. Rosen, who had
been very active in the Jewish
community of Detroit prior to
moving here, is a life member
of Hadassah. She is Vice Presi-
dent of Bat Gurion Chapter of
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Staff
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office, 832-2120.
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Italian Defense Chief
Beware Of Potential 'Nuclear
Blackmail' By Terrorist Groups
Italian Defense Minister
Giovani Spadolini warned here
last week of the possibility of
"nuclear blackmail" by ter-
rorist groups.
Addressing faculty and
guests at Tel Aviv University
which awarded him an
honorary degree, the Italian
defense chief called for an in-
ternational conference to in-
clude the two superpowers,
the U.S. and USSR, to explore
ways to fight international ter-
rorism. The civilized world
may not survive into the next
century unless terrorism is
stopped, he said.
Spadolini contended that
nuclear blackmail is a potential
threat because simplified
nuclear technology is within
the grasp of well organized
terrorist groups.
"Considering that airplanes
and cruise ships are a favorite
target of terrorists, modern
means of transportation are
more dangerous than the
roads of the late Middle
Ages," the Italian Minister
"Voltaire wrote in 1750 that
what differentiates Europe
from other continents is that
diplomats can be sure of retur-
ning safely to their countries
at the end of their mission.
That is no longer true
anywhere in the world,"
Spadolini maintained.
The Italian Defense Minister
arrived here Monday night
after visits to four Arab coun-
tries where, he said, he gained
the impression that there is a
growing interest among
moderate Arab leaders in an
international conference for
peace in the Middle East.
Spadolini visited Jordan,
Egypt, Morocco and Saudi
Arabia before coming to
He made a similar statement
Wednesday after a 90-minute
meeting with six Palestinian
leaders three from the West
Bank and three from the Gaza
Strip. They met at the Italian
Consulate in West Jerusalem.
Spadolini said they had
discussed the need for an in-
ternational conference on Mid-
dle East peace with the par-
ticipation of the major powers
and all parties concerned. He
said most of the Palestinians
favored negotiations for
Palestinian autonomy to go
hand-in-hand with security for
Israel. They stressed the need
for the Israeli administered
territories to confederate with
The Palestinians attending
the meeting all stressed that
A memorial honoring Astronaut
Judith Resnik and her fellow
Challenger crew members will be
established at Beit Halochem
in Jerusalem.
The memorial will consist of a
rehabilitation gymnasium with
physiotherapeutic facilities.
Beit Halochem centers provide
comprehensive recreation and
rehabilitation services to the 37,000
disabled Israeli War Veterans.
Dr. Erika Freeman Padan
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the Palestine Liberation
Organization was the sole
legitimate representative of
the Palestinian people. They
included Rashad A-Shawa, the
former Mayor of Gaza, Dr.
Sari Nusseibeh, of Bir Zeit
University in the West Bank,
Mustapha Abd A-Nabi Natshe,
the former Mayor of Hebron,
and Gaza lawyer Fayez Abu-
The latter two have been
barred by the Israeli
authorities from attending an
international symposium on
Middle East peace at San
Diego State University in
southern California. The ban
has been protested by Israeli
and American invitees.
Spadolini, in statements to
reporters on his arrival in
Israel, stressed that he was
not trying to be a mediator
between Israel and the Arab
states and was carrying no
messages to the Israel govern-
ment from any Arab leaders.
He said he gained the impres-
sion that the latter are in-
terested in a peace conference
from hours of conversation but
not from any specific
Spadolini called on President
Chaim Herzog Tuesday morn-
ing to discuss Middle East pro-
blems and bilateral relations
between Italy and Israel. He
also met with Vice Premier
and Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres who was in Italy recent-
ly and with Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin.
Italy And Israel Sign
Tourism Agreement
ROME (JTA) Italy and
Israel signed an agreement
here last week for the joint
promotion of tourism between
the two countries and to each
of them from North America
and other areas of the world.
Both countries have suffered a
slump in tourism over the past
The agreement, signed by
Israel's Minister of Tourism
Avraham Sharir and his
Italian counterpart, Nicola
Capria, contains a strong con-
demnation of terrorism. Ter-
rorist acts in the Mediterra-
nean area, particularly the hi-
jacking of the Italian cruise
ship Achille Lauro in 1985, is
considered responsible in large
measure for the lag in tourist
The agreement provides for
the tourism ministries of both
countries to create vacation
packages that include stop-
overs in Rome and Jerusalem.
The ministries will try to ar-
range direct flights between
Milan and Tel Aviv by Alitalia
and El Al, the national air lines
of Italy and Israel, respective-
ly. Sharir signed a similar
agreement recently with
"Israel Weeks" will be in-
augurated for Italian tourists
and "Italy Weeks" for Israelis.
Both countries will promote
health cures based on the
many thermal spas in Italy and
the curative properties of the
high saline waters of the Dead
Sea and the hot springs at
Because more Israelis visit
Italy than Italians visit Israel,
a special inducement for the
latter will be the establishment
of a duty-free zone at Israel's
Red Sea resort of Eilat.
Sharir also discussed
tourism with Vatican officials.
They spoke at length about en-
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to be behind things.
Godis very subtle, but He is not
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Fifteen years ago, Eli
Schmell was beginning
research for his doctorate at
Johns Hopking. His major
was in biochemistry. His
thesis was about fertiliza-
tion. One day at the univer-
sity laboratory, Schmell
peered through a
microscope as there was a
sudden flurry of cells
He called over his adviser, a
thin, ascetic, slightly Germanic
man. He took a quick glance
through the microscope lens and
stated, with an evenhanded,
clinical thoroughness, "Umm,
there's a lot of biochemistry going
on in there."
SCHMELL, intrigued by the
phenomenon, if not by his ad-
viser's reaction, again looked
through the lens. The apparently
unstoppable division of the cells
seemed even more determined
than before. Under his breath,
Schmell whispered in Hebrew a
verse from Psalms:
How great are Thy works, 0
Lord! Thy thoughts are very deep!
Schmell is the son of very tradi-
tional Orthodox Jews. He had at-
tended rabbinical college in New
York until he realized that he
would make a better scientist than
a rabbi. Schmell may have aban-
doned his formal training in the
rabbinate, but he had not aban-
doned his sense of the divine.
To Schmell, the cells' division
transcended the mechanics of
biology. What he was witnessing,
he felt, could have only been in-
spired by a "force" that did not
ordinarily enter into the equations
and hypotheses and laws of pure
his adviser, a dedicated man of
science, was confused and maybe
a bit put off by his Hebraic salute
to his Creator and, especially,
his lack of an equivalent salute to
biochemistry. After all, this was a
laboratory dedicated to science. It
was not a synagogue. For
Schmell's own good, it was best to
keep his religion distinct from his
science for two crucial reasons.
l)To keep his scientific in-
vestigations pure and
2) To get through his graduate
At least since Copernicus was
ridiculed in the 1500's for propos-
ing a heliocentric universe and
Galileo was tried for heresy for
similar ideas in the 1600s, the
popular mind has assumed that
science and religion are forever at
loggerheads, constantly jockeying
for supremacy in a world that
precludes peaceful co-existence.
Religion, laymen often think,
seeks to raise man's gaze to the
stars and beyond. It attempts
to invoke awe and humility before
whatever force gave the cosmos
life and meaning.
But science, in the frequent
view of the public, is content to
stop at the stars, to analyze their
gases, their patterns, their mo-
tions across the black unknowns
of space. It proceeds carefully and
deliberately from hypothesis to
proof, from a not-so-wild hunch to
what scientists hope will be ir-
refutable evidence. It may seem
Michael Edidin
cold and logical, maybe even
Yet the two disciplines are not
that discrete despite Eli
Schmell's experience with his doc-
toral adviser in the Hopkins
University biochemistry lab. They
are both searching for knowledge
about our world, both grappling to
comprehend a mysterious, often
mind-boggling universe. Science's
emphasis is on the depth of reali-
ty; religion's is on its meaning.
TO A JEW, science cannot be
easily shunted aside as if it were a
nasty inconvenience. As the
Jewish philosopher, Hillel, said
2,000 years ago,' "The ignorant
man cannot be pious." By turning
his back on knowledge, man also
turns his back on wisdom, on the
ways of the world, on the ways of
Science and religion are also not
at irreconcilable loggerheads for
the simple sake of the scientist. If
science were pure reason and
religion pure intuition, scientists
would be two-dimensional and
schizoid, content with severing
their intellectual life from their
spiritual life from 9 to 5 and their
spiritual life from their intellec-
tual at sundown each Friday.
Few scientists are willing to
tolerate such splits in their lives.
Albert Einstein, for instance, that
almost mythical embodiment of
the 20th Century scientist,. was
virtually a mystic. He wrote about
"the harmony of natural law,
which reveals an intelligence of.
such superiority" that human
thinking is "utterly insignificant"
by comparison.
order came from religion, which
inspired an "aspiration toward
truth and understanding."
"I cannot conceive of a genuine
scientist without that profound
faith ...," Einstein wrote, "I
maintain that the cosmic religious
feeling is the strongest and
noblest motive for scientific
The public's belief that conflicts
rage between science and religion,
said Dr. Julian Jakobovits of
Baltimore's Sinai Hospital, "has
more to do with perceptions of
what the two fields do than what
they actually do."
"Science and religion are ac-
tually very complementary," said
Jakobivits, whose father, the chief
rabbi of the British Com-
monwealth, has written widely on
science and religion. "These two
piece together different aspects of
a giant jig-saw puzzle. I don't
know anyone with a scientific
education who has been torn bet-
ween the two areas.
IN FACT? there is nothing
about science that would inherent-
ly pull someone away from
religion. Just the opposite. One
cannot but be dumbfounded by the
Creation and how everything fits
in so perfectly even down to the
smallest molecule. Realizing that
a masterful architect must have
designed all this is a religious
Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald of
New York's Lincoln Square
Synagogue agreed that little
strife marks science and religion.
The two disciplines, he noted, may
even have more similarities than
one might expect.
"Scientific reasoning is close to
Talmudic reasoning," he said.
"Both are based on carefully
made observations. Both seek
While these respective "proofs"
may differ, Buchwald noted, they
do not disagree on the essential
phenomena or on its previously
unsuspected order.
said that molecules have random
movement," said Buchwald, "but
it could not account for that move-
ment. Now, we see that there is a
pattern to molecular movement.
Genesis (the first book of the bi-
ble) may indicate that the world is
about 5,700 years old, but its
description of the sequence of
Creation from the simplest to
the most complex does not dif-
fer with the pattern of evolution.
Science also admits that it has no
explanation for the origin of the
Big Bang (the cosmic explosion
that may have created the
universe). They call it a 'force.'
We call it 'God.'
Quantum mechanics, the para-
mount theory of current physics,
postulates that arbitrary,
capricious energy pure chance
rules the world. It suggests that
the world is ultimately
unknowable and unpredictable.
An atom's location or its speed,
for instance, can be determined
but not both. Electrons and other
particles pop about at random,
without rhyme or reason.
Continued on Page 10-
Can They Be Counted in 'Minyan?'
Eli Schmell
As computers' power and "intelligence"
have increased, there has been occasional
speculation about whether they may be
counted in a minyan. This is a debate that has
persisted, in one form or another, since at
least the story of the golem the robot
created by kabbalistic rites in the 16th
Perhaps a bit puckishly, Azriel Rosenfeld,
an Orthodox rabbi who is also a professor of
computer science at the University of
Maryland, is inclined to include highly in-
telligent robots in minyans. Rosenfeld's
criteria for minyan membership rests on
whether a prospective member has a soul.
"If it's intelligent," he said, "it has a soul."
Rosenfeld would determine whether ar-
tificial intelligence equaled human in-
tellligence by submitting a computer to "Tur-
ing's Test," a crude gauge of intellect devised
by a pioneering cyberneticist in 1950. Under
"Turing's Test," an interrogator would con-
verse by teletype with a computer which con-
ducts its end of the conversation, to the best
of its ability, as if it was a human. If the inter-
rogator cannot detect the deception, the com-
puter is "intelligent."
Nonsense, said Avram Goldfinger. "Jews
are chosen for certain tasks," said this Or-
thodox computer scientist at the Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory. "We have different obligations
than robots."
"And anyway," added Goldfinger, "I don't
know what intelligence is."

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Miracles Explained
Orthodox Scientists Still Struggling
Continued from Page 9-
IN "God and the New Physics,"
Paul Da vies wrote that "the rules
of clockwork might apply to
familiar objects such as snooker
balls, but when it comes to atoms,
the rules are those of roulette."
Despite the wide currency that
quantum mechanics has in the
scientific community, a minority
has always disputed the theory.
Einstein, one of its chief critics,
said, "I shall never believe that
God plays dice with the world."
Avram Goldfinger, an Orthodox
Jewish physicist in Baltimore,
suggested that quantum
mechanic's assumption of the ran-
domness of the universe "only in-
dicates our inability to predict the
universe. It stresses our limita-
tions, not God's."
Goldfinger, who works in com-
puter science at the Johns
Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory, said quantum
mechanics cannot "fully explain"
the universe because it is "an in-
complete system. According to
the standard interpretation of
quantum mechanics, the
'Copenhagen School of Thought,'
there is a 'classical observer' a
person or an intelligence that
observes the physical system. This
observer is not subject to the laws
of quantum mechanics."
"THE THEORY implies," said
Goldfinger, "that there are beings
who are different from the rest of
the physical world. They cannot
be described by the laws of
physics. They are different from
the rest of the world because they
have intelligence or a soul."
"The more I learn about the
structure of the universe," said
Goldfinger, "the more I see the
presence of a Creator. Everything
proceeds from simple systems and
simple concepts. In molecular
biology, for instance, RNA and
DNA's control of the pattern of all
life indicates that simple prin-
ciples yield unbelievable complexi-
ty and richness."
"And in physics, a few basic
laws try to explain the entire
structure of the universe. These
seem to be getting fewer and
fewer. For a long time, it seemed
that the universe could be reduced
to four forces. the gravitational
force, the electromagnetic force
and, at the subatomic level, the
strong' force and the 'weak'
force. (The former holds together
an atom's nuclei; the latter causes
certain types of decay.) But
recently, it has begun to appear
that the electromagnetic and
'weak' forces are both examples
of a particular underlying force
Avram Goldfinger
that is sometimes called the
'electro-weak force.' "
"TO ME," said Goldfinger, "all
the great advances of science find
simpler and simpler explanations
of the universe. This fits in with
the Jewish concept of how the
world is constituted. When we
say, 'God is one,' we are making a
statement of immense simpiicty,
one that is much too simple for us
to understand."
This sense that there is an
underlying order to the universe
may also contradict the Darwinian
view that the long train of evolu-
tionary adaptation was accidental.
But no conflict was perceived by
Avram Nelkin, an Orthodox
molecular biologist at the Johns
Hopkins Oncology Center and a
believer in the bible's literal ac-
count of creation.
"The mechanism of evolution
exists," said Nelkin. "From the
time of Creation on, organisms
have changed due to selective ad-
vantage. This may be shown in
test tubes with bacteria. Or it can
be shown with cancer cells:
Cancer develops becuase it has an
advantage over other, less healthy
NELKIN ALSO dismissed the
Darwinian idea that homo sapiens
descended from apes. "Phylogen
(lines of descent) indicates that
the genes of apes and man are
close," he said. "Whether we
evolved from apes doesn't even
enter into the debate."
Other aspects of classical Dar-
winian theory are also disputed by
Nelkin and other Orthodox scien-
tists. As Darwin and his followers
extrapolated backwards over
time, say the dissenters, they
assumed that contemporary laws
of nature were constant.
But Paul Dirac, a Russian
Jewish physicist who taught at
Cambridge University, believed
that the laws of physics and,
especially, the force of gravity
change over millenia. "If Dirac is
correct," said physicist Avram
Goldfinger, "then all bets are off.
If the laws of nature change, then
we can not extrapolate past
aura of scientific orthodoxy for
the layman. Frequently forgotten
is science's inability to take evolu-
tion beyond the status of a theory,
to move it beyond hunches and
guesses that will forever be only
partially supported by evidence.
"Evolution can be neither pro-
ven or diBproven," said Simeon
Sticky Point
Can Science, Religion Be Reconciled?
Presumably, miracles are a sticky point for
scientists. Miracles defy the very physical
laws that give the universe a certain logic, a
reassuring law and order upon which the
scientist relies.
Medieval Jewish philosophers, who believed
in a rational explanation of the universe,
devised elaborate natural reasons for
miracles. The Red Sea divided because an
east wind arose, the tides were right and
the fleeing Jews' timing was impeccable. The
burning bush was only a play of the desert
light upon certain crystals on the bush's
leaves. The sun did not stand still during the
Battle of Gibeon. It just seemed that way
because the battle was over so quickly.
Orthodox scientists of today are still strug-
gling with miracles. To some, such as
physicist Avram Goldfinger and geneticist
Avram Nelkin miracles do not conflict with
science because they are outside the laws of
nature. By abrogating the natural principles
postulated by science, miracles are also
beyond them.
To biochemist Eli Schmell, "miracles occur
via the laws of nature. God plays by the rules
that he has set up. It would be very unsettling
if we have a God who keeps changing the
And according to gastroenterologist Julian
Jakobovits, "Certain laws were laid down in
God's blueprint at the time of Creation. These
included miracles that would not occur for
millenia. At the time that each occurred,
there was probably a scientific explanation
for them. But more important was the moral
lesson that we can learn from each."
Krumbein. a physical damauAm
Baltimore. "Orthodox biologists I
know admit that they use the
language of evolution in their pro-
fessional life. But they use it as a
model. Many people, unfortunate-
ly, end up mistaking their model
for reality."
Whether the Bible's account of
Creation meshes with the scien-
tific account is moot to most Con-
servative and Reform scientists.
To them, Genesis' purpose is more
existential than historical.
"IT OFFERS a philosophical
answer to a question that troubled
Israelites at a particular phase,"
said Baltimore Hebrew College
archeologist Barry Gitlin, a Con-
servative Jew. "The question was,
What am I doing here?" The
answer of the sages in Genesis
was that man was the steward of
God's creation, that the universe
was an orderly place and that man
has an orderly place in it."
"I see the Bible as a record of
the aspirations, traditions and no-
tions of our ancestors during their
very early history," said Gitlin.
"It is a subjective record of God's
great actions on behalf of the
Jews as they saw them
together with the laws that bound
Jewish society. At the heart of it
all is the promise of the Jews to
act in a certain way toward
humanity and toward God."
Perhaps the most glaring con-
tradiction between strict Or-
thodox scientists and much of
science is the time required for the
laborious process of creation.
About 500 million years are said
to have elapsed between the
Paleozoic Era and the present.
preceded the Paleozoic time has
been calculated at between 1.5
billion to 2.5 billion years. In the
"big bang" theory of the universe,
100,000 years were required for
the cosmic gases from the birth of
the universe to cool just to the
type of temperatures now found
on the sun's surface. These ideas
are clearly rejected by strict Or-
thodox Jews who believe that God
created the world in seven days
5,746 years ago.
Some Orthodox counter that the
date of the Creation is an oblique
reference to the origins of civiliza-
tion. Some use Kabbalistic inter-
pretations to suggest that
previous worlds existed before the
one whose creation is cited in the
Bible. Others, such as Julian
Jakobovits and Avram Nelkin s&v
that Creation did occur about
5,700 years ago, but God made his
works appear to be much older.
This divine deception, said
Jakobovits, was intended to in-
sure that man had free will.
"IF I COULD convince you in a
scientific way," he said, "that God
had created the world, there
would be no choice. In His
wisdom, He covered his tracks. If
He had created the world in a pro-
vable way, we would all have no
choice but to be angels. And that
would eliminate free will."
Jakobovits admitted that the
Book of Genesis is "internally in-
consistent." "Light," for in-
stance, is mentioned on the First
and Second Days of Creation, yet
the sun, presumably the source of
this light, is not created until the
Third Day. Also, three days elapse
until the creation of the sun, the
celestial body which "makes"
"To some extent, Genesis is a
metaphor," said Jakobovits. "It is
not an accurate, historical descrip-
tion of these events. But what has
gone wrong is that people believe
that science is historically ac-
curate and that the Bible claims to
be literal and accurate. Science is
only a body of knowledge as
perceived by available technology.
It examines evidence and makes
certain suppositions."
"Religion, on the other hand,
does not pretend to be a body of
fact," said Jakobovits. "It directs
people to where they should be. It
gives us a certain goal a moral
goal. It sensitizes us above mere
physical occurrences.
recognize that there is a physical
reason for a rainbow, but we also
look for a more spiritual reason
for its existence. Likewise, I am
bothered by those who say that
the laws of kaskruth are for
reasons of health or by those who
observe shabbat because they
need to be regenerated. This type
of thinking is too limiting, too
"The tools of scientific in-
vestigation are limited," agreed
Hebert Goldstein, professor of
nuclear science and engineering
at Columbia University. "Only
certain logical, empirical methods
are allowed. This excludes a whole
realm of other possibilities."
Continued on Page 16-
Molecular biologist
Avram Nelkin


Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Century Village Holds Campaign Rally
Welcoming Douglas Kleiner (second from left), Campaign
Director of the Jewish Federation, are Nat Cohen, Hank
Grossman and Sam Wadler, Co-Chairmen of the Century
Village Campaign. 3
Dora Roth addressed the rally on the current situation in
Israel. Also relating their experiences in Israel as students
this past year were Mark Leibovit (left) and Paul Tochner.
The Gilbert
Years 1975-76
Continued from Page 2-
news and events of organiza-
tions, synagogues, and
cultural institutions in our
area," stated Mrs. Gilbert.
The Russian Resettlement
Program was a major under-
taking during the Gilbert
years. "At one point we had
five or six families in our pro-
gram which was conducted in
cooperation with the Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
We gave them financial
assistance and helped them
look for jobs," Mrs. Gilbert
remembered. "It was difficult
because there was no industry
here to give them employ-
ment. Physicians had to learn
English first. They were very
dependent on us for
everything." However, Mrs.
Gilbert related that there were
some of these initial Russian
Jews still living in our com-
munity today.
Mrs. Gilbert recalls this
period as one of struggling to
deal with the community's
growth. "When I came to town
in 1956, there were only 1,100
Jews. During my administra-
tion, the numbers had swelled
to an estimated 20,000.
"Federation gave the first
allocation to establish the JCC
in 1975. Bob Kessler had been
hired to help direct the JCC
also. It wasn't a separate
organization yet," noted Mrs.
Recognizing that young
leadership was the lifeblood of
any organization, Federation
began its Leadership Develop-
ment Program under the co-
chairmenship of Detra Kay
and Kenny Scherer. "For the
first time in our community,
we sponsored a Leadership
Development UJA Mission to
Israel. Howard and Detra Kay
and Kenny and Marci Scherer
went on that first 'Koach mis-
sion," stated Mrs. Gilbert.
During its second year, the
Leadership Development Pro-
gram led by Robert Levy and
Detra Kay had 17 couples ac-
tively participating in training
Mrs. Gilbert had the distinc-
tion of not only being Federa-
tion's first female President,
but of presiding over the
organization at a time when it
responded to the growth of the
Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches. She met these
challenges admirably.
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Demographic Study Underway
Input Of Part-Time
Residents Important
Continued from Page 1
projecting the population. Ad-
ditionally, their answers will
let us identify their current
and future service needs. We
urge them to participate fully
in our effort when they are
reached on the phone."
a f
Questions being asked focus
on household size and struc-
ture, marital status, education,
occupation, Jewish identifica-
tion and affiliation, and more.
The results of the study will
enable Federation, its
beneficiary agencies,
synagogues, and other
organizations to provide for Susan Schwartz, Budgeting and Planning Director, Jewish
delivery of services and pro- Federation of Palm Beach County, and Dr. Ira Sheskin, con-
grams and to help plan for sultant to the Federation's Demographic Study, conduct a
future needs. mock telephone interview as part of a worker training
Dr. Sheskin indicated that
there was an excellent
response to the training ses-
sions for the telephone callers
held at Temple Israel. "We
have been selecting workers
from those who have been
trained and will be selecting
more in the future," he said.
The study will continue
through the end of March with
approximately 1,000 Jewish
households being surveyed.
For more information, contact
Susan Schwartz, Director of
Budgeting and Planning, at
the Federation office,
Lion of Judah women from
all across the county joined
hands recently to show their
personal commitment of
$5,000 or more to the
Women's Divison 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign. $768,500 was an-
nounced for the Campaign
from those in attendance and
reservations. An additional
$25,000 was announced for
Project Renewal.
The Sherry Hour was held at
the home of Mrs. Edwin Roth.
Dennis Prager addressed the
Lion of Judah recipients who
proudly wear their 14K gold
originally designed pin for
their initial and/or ongoing
commitment. Those whose gift
exceeded $10,000 were
presented with a ruby eyed
Close to 80 perspective telephone interviewers learn how to
conduct an interview for the Demographic Study currently
being undertaken in this community.
In The Spotlight"
Women's Division Vice President
Susan Wolf-Schwartz
Leadership Development
Erwin H. Blonder, Federation President; Carol Greenbaam;
Levy, General Chairman of the 1987 Jewish Federation f
County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
iiA*cJ^* Pre8tdmt ft" Leadership Development, Mrs.
Wolf-Schwartz is responsible for holding an orientation for
new Board Members, as well as advanced leadership train-
Xjpf* Board Members throughout the year. This past year,
Mrs. Wolf-Schwartz planned Women's Division inaugural
Board Retreat and created a form which will be used for
placement purposes to involve committee members in Board
Susan Wolf-Schwartz is a native of New Jersey. She is a
graduate of Rutgers University and holds a masters degree
in School Psychology from Queens College in New York.
She is Program Director for the Volunteer Center of Palm
Beach County.
A member of WD Board for severalyeare, Mrs. Wolf-
Schwartz is serving her second year as WD Vice President
for Leadership Development. She participated in the first
WD Business and Professional Mission to Israel. She is a
1983 graduate of the Federation's Leadership Develop-
ment program and has served as program co-chairperson
as well as a member of the Young Leadership Develop-
ment/Young Adult Division Cabinet. She is also very active
at Temple Judea.
Conversing with Gloria Phillips (center) are two
past hostesses of the Lion of Judah Reception.
Ruthe Eppler (left) hosted the initial event and
Uorotny Kohl is the immediate past hostess.

Attending from The Fountains are Shirley Schaufc
Gruber, Frances Schnitt, and Esther Kukoff.

Of Judah Sherry Hour
Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Lion of Judah Co-Chairpersons Shirley Leibow, Sheila
Engelstein and Jackie Eder.
Hostess Sarah Roth; Dennis Prager, guest speaker; Carol Green-
baum, Campaign Vice President; and Mollie Fitterman, Women's
Division President.
imn; and Jeanne
sf Palm Beach
Attending from Palm Beach are Ruth Berman, Helen Hoffman, and
Jeanne Fogel.
Members of the $10,000 minimum Rnby Lion of Judah Com-
mittee are Berenice Rogers, Chairman; Mildred Hecht-
Wohlgemuth; and Rita Dee Haaaenfeld. Also serving on the
committee are Jackie Eder, Ruthe Eppler, Dorothy Kohl,
Jeanne Levy, Eileen Nickman and Marva Perrin.
Attending from the Lands of the President are Marion Coppelman, Ruth
Wilensky, and Martha Richman.
Dora Roth (front row, right). Holocaust survivor and Israeli mother,
with Sloan's Curve residents (front row) Gloria Phillips, and (back
row) Selma Rosen, Lee Mazer, Ruth Berman, and Edith Weiss.
**, Jeanne Glasser, Esther
Attending from Eastpointe are (front row) Sherry Clair, Marilyn Zelnick, and Sara Bienstock.
Standing are Beth Hyman, Fran Newman, Shirley Krellenstein, Helen Sodowick, Anita Shapiro,
Dale Nadel, and Helen Pashcow.

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Arms Exports:
No Apologies
One of the secondary Shockwaves from the U.S. ship-
ment of weapons to Iran via Israel can be seen in the explo-
sion of news stories about Israel's role as a weapons ex-
porter. Major papers have bannered headlines reading,
"Israel, Arms Merchant to the World" and "Israeli
Economy Depends on No-Questions-Asked Arms Sales."
The condemnatory mood reached the Jewish press, with
one weekly putting the headline "Israel's Merchants of
Death" over a relatively objective analysis.
Whenever the media hounds are after the Israeli fox, one
can be sure that the adjacent countryside has escaped their
notice. Getting barely fro forma mention this time were a
number of salient facts, among them:
Israel must maintain a domestic weapons industry.
Even before the 1948 War of Independence, an arms em-
bargo was slapped on Palestine by mandate-holder Great
Britain; another was imposed by the United States after
the war broke out. These affected the beleaguered Jews
much more than the attacking Arabs and nearly aborted
the Jewish state.
In the early and middle 1960's Israel's major weapons
systems came from France. In the wake of the 1967 Six-
Day War, De Gaulle, angered that Israel had complicated
his diplomatic courtship of the Arabs, imposed a new em-
bargo, refusing even to deliver materiel already paid for.
With such a history and still surrounded by Arab
states which not only refused to recognize Israel but also
considered themselves at war with it Jerusalem deter-
mined to become as militarily self-sufficient as possible.
Even so,
Weapons systems jumped at least two generations in
complexity and destructiveness from 1967 to the 1973 Yom
Kippur War and then to the 1982 Lebanon War. Their costs
escalated accordingly. Selling Israeli-manufactured
weapons only to the small Israeli military no longer
generated enough revenue to sustain the domestic arms in-
dustry. Notwithstandi ig high levels of U.S. military aid,
exporting weapons became critical.
The need for exports intensified in the first half of the
1980's. While Israel slashed its defense budget to help cut
triple-digit inflation, Arab states continued to accelerate
the Middle East arms race. From 1973 to the present, Arab
states have imported over $100 billion worth of weaponry.
During the same period Israeli imports were about $10
A number of stories, citing private sources, have alleg-
ed that Israel now ranks as one of the world's most impor-
tant arms exporters. In fact, the authoritative U.S. Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency's World Military Ex-
penditures and Arms Transfers, 1985 listed the Soviet
Union as number one, with 28.4 percent of all weapons ex-
ports from 1981 through 1984. The United States was se-
cond, with 24.6 percent, followed by France, 10.7 percent;
Great Britain, 5.2 percent; West Germany, 4.3 percent,
and Italy, 2.9 percent. The figures available for 1980-1983,
showed Israel s share at 0.77 percent.
Many of the world's relatively few democracies build
their own weapons or buy them from other Western states.
So Israel which now reportedly ships half the exports oi
its military industries to the United States must find
other markets among the much more numerous non-
democratic states.
This plainly clashes with the Jewish state's biblical voca-
tion to be "a light unto the nations" and with the Zionist
ideal of a model ethical state. But any government's first
duty, as the U:S. Constitution notes, is "to provide for the
common defense." To do so Israel must support its arms
and related industries now employing an estimated 10
percent of the work force and has no choice but to export
a large portion of their output.
To protest this reality one should go not to Jerusalem but
to the capitals of Europe, to Moscow and to Washingtor
itself. Western Europe sells to the Arabs but not to Israel
Eastern Europe joins the Soviets in massive arms
shipments to Syria, Libya and other Arab states
Washington sells to both sides and has no serious policy
either to get the West to drop its boycott on arms to Israel
or to induce both sides to cease fueling the Middle East
arms race.
(Near East Report)
Jewish West Bank Settlers
Investigation Into Misuse
Of Firearms Ordered
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin has ordered an im-
mediate investigation into the
alleged misuse of firearms by
Jewish settlers in the West
Bank. His order followed a
briefing he was given about an
incident Monday evening in
the Balata refuge camp near
According to reports, Jewish
settlers driving to prayers at
Joseph's Tomb on the out-
skirts of the city were stoned
by Arabs. The settlers gave
chase, entered the refugee
camp and fired three shots into
the air. Security forces rushed
to the scene and demanded
that the settlers leave. Rabin
said he wants a thorough in-
vestigation to determine
whether the settlers used
firearms according to
also spent Tuesday morning
(Jan. 20) in Nablus meeting
with heads of Arab univer-
sities in the West Bank to
discuss the increasing in-
cidence of student violence.
While he was touring Nablus, a
stone was thrown at Rabin's
convoy. The assailant was
caught and held for
During his meeting with
Hafez Toukan, the Israel-
appointed Mayor of Nablus,
and the headmasters of five
universities, Rabin stressed
that Israel does not want to in-
terfere in academic affairs but
that he would not permit the
campuses to become centers of
unrest for the entire area. Ac-
cording to Rabin, the univer-
sities have replaced the
refugee camps as the main
source of disorder in the West
Bank during the past five
Two students were fatally
shot by Israeli soldiers during
a riot at Bir Zeit University
near Ramallah on Dec. 4. A-
Najah University in Nablus
has been shut down periodical-
ly because of student violence.
it wiu unit-red closed again
Monday for four days in an-
ticipation of violent
demonstrations said to be
planned by students.
Hikmat al-Masri, chairman
of the university's board, com-
plained that A-Najah was the
target of discrimination
because Bir Zeit has been
allowed to remain open. Rabin
explained that the latest
closure order was a preventive
HE SAID at a press con-
ference later that it was not
necessary to wait until
violence breaks out before tak-
ing measures to avoid it. Rabin
also maintained that there was
no political significance in the
fact that a ranking Cabinet
Minister held meetings with
Palestinians in the West Bank.
He said there is no indepen-
dent political leadership in the
territories at present willing to
enter into negotiations
because they fear terrorist
reprisals by the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Pravda Editor Criticizes Soviet
Emigration Foot-Dragging
rare public remark by an
editor of an official Soviet
newspaper, chastising
bureaucratic foul-ups in the
emigration process, casts a ray
of hope for Soviet Jews
awaiting exit visas.
According to press reports
from Moscow, Pravda editor-
in-chief Viktor Afanasyev has
criticized Soviet emigration
policy by saying that delays in
the processing of exit visas
were creating negative publici-
ty for the Soviet Union in the
Afanasyev's remarks in the
official Communist Party
newspaper are seen as another
instance of glasnost, the cam-
paign of public openness put
into effect by Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev in an alleg-
ed attempt to make a change
in social and economic pro-
blems facing the Soviet Union
and causing negative publicity
in the West.
AFANASYEV'S comments
were made in a report on his
recent visit to Canada, where
he said the issue of Soviet
Jewish emigration was raised
in a "sharp" discussion of
human rights with about 20
Canadian Parliament
"It seems to us that all is not
right here," wrote Afanasyev
in Pravda. Afanasyev, who is a
member of the Communist
Party Central Committee and
holds other official positions in
addition to his editorial posi-
tion, remarked tnat
"Bureaucratic behavior has
penetrated here as well. Ques-
tions are not always resolved
smoothly and quickly."
Afanasyev said, "We are
dragging out, dragging out
decisions about the departure
of a dissident." Although
refraining from specific men-
tion of any dissident, he never-
theless said that people
wishing to leave the Soviet
Union acquired "her status" in
the West as their requests for
emigration visas were prolong-
ed. "Having thoughts about it
for a long time, sometimes too
long," Afanasyev said, "we
release this 'great person' and
provide an occasion for the
next round of anti-Soviet
Swiss Air Force Plans
To Buy Israeli Aircraft
Swiss Air Force plans to buy
48 Scout teleguided military
aircraft from Israel at a cost of
50 million Swiss Francs, the
Lausanne daily Le Matin
reported last week.
Walter Duerig said Scouts pur-
chased in 1985 were tested and
found acceptable under local
conditions. Hans Rudolf
Strasser, a Defense Ministry
spokesman, confirmed the Le
Matin report. He said
Switzerland wants to reach a
licensing agreement with
Israel so that local enterprise
can have a hand in manufac-
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*f ~* 1 Israel Offers To Compensate
Family of Slain Irish Soldier
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel has offered to pay
compensation to the family of Cpl. Dermot McLaughlin, a
soldier in the Irish contingent of the United Nations In-
terim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) killed by Israeli shells
fired at a suspected terrorist position in the south Lebanon
security zone Jan. 10.
THE SUM OFFERED was not disclosed but was
described as substantial. McLaughlin, 33, was the father of
five children.
Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe Levy told reporters Sunday
that the incident was a "shameful mistake." He said he had
received a report by a special investigating officer, and it
will be up to the Military Adjutant General to decide
whether further action will be taken.
Knesset Erupts in Flying Fists,
Insults As Soviets Look On
Reagan talks with Chief U.S. Arms Control
Negotiator Max Kampelman during a
meeting in the Oral Office at the White
House. Appearing to match a move by the
Kremlin, the President announced that
AP/Wide World Photo
Kampelman, who received final instruc-
tions before flying to Geneva for the
resumption of talks on Thursday (Jan. 15),
will serve both as the head of the U.S.
delegation there and as State Department
Cabinet Okays
New Program To Stimulate Growth
The Cabinet has approved a
new economic program
which its proponents say
will stimulate economic
growth and exports, curb in-
flation and assure economic
stability without causing
hardship to wage-earners or
increasing unemployment.
The main features of the plan,
agreed to after an exhausting all-
night session and intensive con-
sultations with labor and manage-
ment, are a 10 percent devalua-
tion of the Shekel; a 400 million
Shekel reduction in the national
budget; some minor tax reforms;
and a new levy on education.
ALTHOUGH the prices of some
subsidized goods and services will
go up as a result of devaluation,
they are expected to be neutraliz-
ed by wage-price constraints
agreed to by Histadrut and the
Manufacturers Association. A
proposed 30 percent hike in
transportation fares was dropped.
The price of gasoline was not rais-
ed. A total price freeze will be in
effect until April.
The budget itself, the subject of
fierce debate within and outside of
the Cabinet for the past month,
emerged with the defense budget
unscathed. The modest 80 million
Shekel cut in defense expen-
ditures urged by Finance Minister
Moshe Nissim with the support of
Premier Yitzhak Shamir was
voted down by a majority of the
Ministers, a singular victory for
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The 80 million Shekels will be ex-
cised instead from the budget
A major and even more con-
troversial change of policy was
the decision to impose an annual
education tax of between 100400
Shekels per child, the amount con-
tingent on the parents' income.
The Cabinet thereby deviated
from the principle of free com-
pulsory education which has been
in effect since the founding of the
BUT ACCORDING to govern-
ment sources, about 43 percent of
the population will be exempt.
Parents of more than three
children, residents of develop-
ment towns and families with a
monthly income of 1,000 Shekels
or less will not have to pay the tax.
The Treasury's ambitious plans
for major tax reforms, including
the elimination of loopholes and
exemptions, went by the board.
What emerged in the new
economic program was a reduc-
tion of the top income tax bracket
from 60 to 48 percent on incomes
of up to 9,000 Shekels a month.
Families earning more will pay a
surtax of 53 percent on the dif-
ference. Corporate taxes were put
in the 40 percent bracket.
Under heavy pressure from
Histadrut, the Finance Minister
was forced to abandon plans to
eliminate tax exemptions for new
development towns, working
mothers and the handicapped.
Nissim also backed away from
health care fees. Histadrut called
those proposals anti-social and
The 10 percent devaluation of
the Shekel may have the greatest
impact. Nissim gave assurances
Tuesday that it would not usher in
a new era of periodic
TEL AVIV Stock Exchange
reacted favorably. Virtually all
shares advanced in price following
the announcement. Investors
were apparently convinced that
the currency rate adjustment will
spur exports and business in
At a joint press conference with
Vice Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, Histadrut
Secretary General Yisrael Kessar
and Dov Lautman, chairman of
the Manufacturers Association,
Nissim declared:
"Let me assure our public that
this is a one-time action ... It will
not upset our hard-won stability
... We have seized the oppor-
tunities to ensure that the effects
of the devaluation are neutralized
... and therefore the exchange
rate will stand for a long time to
The official rate now stands at
1.64 Shekels to the Dollar and
1.68 Shekels to a "basket" of
By "neutralization," Nissim
was referring to the government's
decision to waive 2.7 percent of
employers' payments to National
Insurance and Histadrut's agree-
ment to waive 2.7 percent of cost-
of-living increments occasioned by
devaluation. But Kessar warned
that if inflation rose despite these
efforts, Histadrut would demand
that the full COL increment be
tained that the new economic plan
"created the conditions for a con-
tinuation of the stability in the
economy and renewal of growth."
Its purpose, they said, was to
avoid unemployment and not
widen the social gap. They con-
tended that industry and exports
would benefit.
The entire plan is subject to ap-
proval by the Knesset where it is
expected to encounter some stiff
opposition. Three motions of non-
confidence were introduced by
Mapam, the Hadash (Communist)
Party and the Progressive list
Yair Tsaban of Mapam attacked
the tax reform measures. He said
they would cost the government
upwards of 1 billion Shekels in lost
revenues. But President Chaim
Herzog has called on the nation to
"continue giving unified support"
to the efforts for economic
Minor Earthquake
minor earthquake, 5.0 on the
Richter scale, was recorded in
northern Israel Thursday (Jan.
15). There were no casualties, or
damage. An earthquake that
measured 5.1 on the Richter scale
was recorded in Cyprus some
hours earlier.
Knesset ushers and guards
were forced to intervene
Monday in a clash between
left- and right-wing
members during a visit by a
Soviet delegation.
The three-member delegation
from the Soviet Peace Committee,
visiting Israel at the invitation of
the Hadash (Communist) Party,
was taken to the Knesset by their
hosts, who wished to show them
the parliament and introduce
them to members.
THEY MET in a private dining
room for about two hours with
Knesset members from the Labor
Party and leftwards, but when
they entered the Knesset
members' lounge and cafeteria
they were met by Geula Cohen,
Yuval Neeman and Eliezer
Waldman of the rightwing Tehiya
Party displaying posters deman-
ding free emigration for Soviet
Communist member Charley
Biton grabbed the banner from
Cohen and tore it up. But the fiery
Cohen, who had apparently an-
ticipated his reaction, unfurk.
another poster.
Insults soon gave way to shov-
ing and fisticuffs, and the Knesset
ushers intervened to stand bet-
ween the rival factions, but not
before Kach member Meir Kahane
physically attacked Biton.
COHEN FELL to the floor. She
later claimed that she had been
pushed down by Biton, but he
claimed that she had lain down on
the floor with her poster.
The guards escorted the Soviet
visitors, appearing white and
shaken, from the building.
Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel
denounced the incident, described
by parliamentary correspondents
as one of the most serious ever
seen in the Knesset. He said that
he would ask the House Commit-
tee to give him increased powers
to punish members who interfere
with the normal work of the
parliament and prevent visitors .
from coming to see Israel's
parliamentary democracy in
Cohen and other rightwing
members demanded that Biton be
removed from the Knesset "for at
least a year."
Public Losing Confidence in Labor,
Likud Coalition, Poll Shows
TEL AVTV (JTA) The public is losing confidence
in Labor and Likud, the principal partners in the unity
coalition government, according to a poll published Friday.
It indicated that both would lose votes if elections were
held now. The beneficiaries would be parties on the left and
right of the political spectrum.
ACCORDING TO the poll by the Hanoch Smith
Research Institute, published in Davar, 38 percent of the
electorate would vote for Labor and 27 percent for Likud.
This represents a 4 percent loss for the Labor Party and 1
percent decline for Likud since a similar poll was conducted
in September 1986.
Support for the leftist Citizens Rights Movement
(CRM) rose from 4.5 percent last September to 6 percent
now. The rightwing Tehiya Party went from 6 to 8 percent
approval by the respondents.
Hospital Official in Zaire
To Organize Medical Facility
Israeli hospital administrator has
arrived in Zaire's capital city to
organize operation of the nation's
newest medical facility a new
hospital being built jointly by a
local Christian sect, the United
States Agency for International
Development and Hadassah.
Eli Mor, Administrator of the
Hadassah-University Hospital in
Jerusalem, will lead the Kin-
shasha hospital's staff of 157
medical and support personnel
through the early stages of its
operations over the next 30 mon-
ths. The facility occupies seven
buildings on the site of a small
hospital run by the Kimbanguist
Church and will serve about
150,000 Kinshasha residents.
Mor wil 1 be joined in six months
by the first of several teams of
doctors and nurses from the
Hadassah Medical Organization in
Israel who have volunteered for
rotating two-month stints at the
new hospital to help train its staff
in the latest techniques in patient
Funding to expand and upgrade
the site and to equip the hospital
was provided through a $1.5
million AID grant awarded last
September. The hospital includes
departments in pediatrics,
gynecology and obstetrics,
surgery and internal medicine and
is equipped with operating
theaters, recovery room,
diagnostic laboratories and inten-
sive care and radiology units.
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Orthodox Jews Say 'Yes'
Can Science and Religion Be Brought Together?
Continued from Page 10-
To indicate what is disallowed
from pure scientific inquiry,
Goldstein told an anecdote about
the 19th Century French
mathematician Pierre de LaPlace.
After writing his definitive work,
"Methods of Celestial
Mechanics," he was invited to an
audience with Napoleon. The
monarch flipped through the ar-
cane tome uncomprehendingly.
He turned to LaPlace.
"And where is God in all this?"
asked Bonaparte.
"Sir," replied LaPlace, "I have
no need for that hypothesis."
IT IS THIS very hypothesis
that could conceivably color an Or-
thodox scientist's professional in-
quiries. But after an extensive
round of interviews of such scien-
tists, no such bias was unearthed.
For one thing, Orthodox scientists
seem to have avoided those fields
in which persistent conflict might
The current roster of the
Association of Orthodox Scien-
tists, for instance, lists plenty of
computer scientists and
biologists, but no one astronomer,
astrophysicist or archeologist,
areas whose implicit cosmology
could challenge Biblical
But also, as Azriel Rosenfeld, a
professor of computer science at
the University of Maryland, said,
"It is perfectly possible to be in a
field and not give it much thought.
You can be a chemist and not care
about how the world came about.
You can design computer circuits
all day long and not think about
how wonderful the universe is."
"HOW MANY people in any
walk of life really think about
what they do and have conflicts?"
asked Michael Edidin, a Johns
Hopkins biology professor.
"When Jeremiah and Socrates
brought these issues to the fore,
the mob got very, very unruly."
Those scientists who do ex-
perience conflicts may be suffer-
ing from a misunderstanding of
the purpose of science and
religion. As Azriel Rosenfeld said,
"Science is utilitarian and religion
is idealistic. They operate on dif-
ferent levels of intellectual
And yet, it is to science that
society usually looks when it
wants "answers" and "proof."
Perhaps that has something to do
with the American insistence of
strict separation of government
and religion, maybe on the
assumption that "proof comes
out of a test tube and not from
oracles and prophets.
Several centuries ago, the com-
ments of a clergyman probably
would have been sought on the
value of the space program if
there had been one in those less
"enlightened" times. But now
that we know that God is not "in"
His heaven, it is to the men in
white lab jackets that we turn.
"IF YOU want the 'truth' in our
society, you quote a scientist,"
said Julian Jakobovits, "but scien-
tists don't always deal with facts.
Hypothesis educated
guesswork is a staple of the
scientific method."
"Neither religion nor science
have an edge on truth," said Eli
Schmell, a biochemist with the Of-
fice of Naval Research
Laboratories in Arlington,
Virginia. "Both camps can be
rather pretentious about their
truthfulness. In both, you can see
the same type of dogmatic
Ironically, some aspects of
science that alleged bastion of
logic and empiricism require as
much faith as religion. Faith for
Eli Schmell, for instance, is re-
quired to accept the conventional
and the patently contradictory
wisdom in modern science that
light is both a wave and a particle.
"This duality is no more difficult
than the God concept," he said.
"We speak of God as being in-
finite. I have the same problem
understanding infinity as I do
understanding nature."
required to accept some of the
basic premises of science,"
acknowledged Herbert Goldstein
of Columbia University. "We have
faith that the 'laws of nature' will
not be one thing one day and dif-
ferent another day. I interpret the
Torah passage about God renew-
ing his wonders every day as His
assurance that these laws will not
arbitrarily change."
"In a sense," said Baltimore
physical chemist Simeon Krum-
bein, "religious belief is now
easier because modern science
makes a clear distinction between
the physical and the spiritual. We
know, for instance, that if you go
to another planet, you do not find
a physical God. Even a concept as
esoteric as the resurrection of the
dead is easier to believe in our
scientifically oriented world
because we know that God works
on a spiritual plane and we work
on a physical plane. This may not
have been clear to scientists of
centuries ago who confused the
physical with the spiritual."
This may also not be clear to the
lay public of today that occasional-
ly confuses scientific theory with
hard fact and religion with
antedeluvian explanations for
what may be, according to quan-
tum mechanics, an intrinsically
unexplainable universe.
BUT THAT does not mean the
search should cease, that it should
yield to impediments of cant or
dogma. In a sense, the inquiries of
science and religion may be more
important than their ultimate
answers if, indeed, there are
any. For as long as humans in-
quire into the ways of the
universe, complacency and indif-
ference are in abeyance and
challenge and, perhaps, even con-
tradiction are in the offing.
Science and religion are each in-
dispensable to the other: Each
tries to make sense out of what
might be a nonsensical world.
By envisioning science and
religion as two brawling, squabbl-
ing dogmas, faith is pitted against
reason, God is pitted against the
cooly rational men in white lab
coats. It makes religion appear
fearful of the tide of modernity; it
makes science appear fearful of
elements that cannot be reduced
to the hieroglyphics of formulae
and hypotheses. It makes, as
Einstain said, religion blind and
science lame.
For Slain Passenger
Italians Dedicate Forest
In Klinghoffer's Memory
TEL AVIV (JTA) A forest in the memory of Leon
Klinghoffer was dedicated in Yatir near Beersheba on Sun-
day by Deputy Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani of Italy.
The Ambassadors of Italy and the United States also
planted trees in the memorial forest in memory of Kl-
inghoffer, the 69-year-old American Jew killed during the
Science, said BaVtimoreliebrew J985 ^kmgpf the Ac^e i** C8* WP- Palestinian
College archeologist Barry Gitlin, terrorists killed him and then threw his body overboard.
"ISRAEL AND ITALY are united in the war against
terrorism," Forlani said at the dedication ceremony. He
said it was important that Italy should be represented at
the dedication because Klinghoffer was killed on an Italian
ship. The Klinghoffer forest sponsored by the Italian
government, is part of a five-million-trees forest donated
by Italian Jews.
is "the quest for the truth. It
moves us toward an understan-
ding of who we are and what we
The same could be said of
Albert Einstein once said,
"Religion without science is blind.
Science without religion is lame."
AP/Wide World Photo
Jerusalem, Murphy said he appeared certain that the trio of
governments want peace more than ever but that they are still
wrestling with the means of establishing a mutually accep-"
table framework for discussion.
IN CAIRO: U.S. special envoy Richard Murphy (left) meets
with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss Middle
East peace prospects. Murphy arrived here following talks in
Amman with Jordan's King Hussein. At the conclusion of his
meetings with Mubarak, Hussein and leaders of Israel in
SLA Weakened
But Israel Intends To Continue Support in S. Lebanon
Israel intends to maintain
its present policy of suppor-
ting the South Lebanese Ar-
my (SLA) while keeping its
own military presence in the
area to a minimum, this
despite the weakened condi-
tion of the SLA, a condition
which is giving Israeli
military policy-makers much
cause for concern.
This resolve to adhere to the
policy that has been in force since
Israel withdrew from Lebanon in
June 1985, and to strengthen the
SLA wherever possible, was
enunciated this week by Chief of
Staff Gen. Moshe Levy.
HE INDICATED that the deci-
sion followed exhaustive'delibera-
tions within the defense
Thirteen SLA soldiers were kill-
ed in a number of recent clashes
with Shiite Hizbullah units
usually attacks by the Shiites at
night on poorly staffed SLA posi-
tions. Last weekend one such inci-
dent resuled in a Shiite defeat a
development warmly welcomed in
Israel. But the graver problem of
defections from the SLA ranks,
continues to concern Israeli policy
According to informed
estimates, some 20 percent of the
1,500-member force have melted
away into the hills and villages of
south Lebanon over recent weeks.
Israel has sought to stanch this
hemorrhage by increasing the
salaries that it pays the SLA men
these are henceforth to be paid
in U.S. dollars, no longer in the
steadily plummeting Lebanese
currency and by insisting that
south Lebanese civilians can only
cross the border daily to work in-
side Israel if they have a member
of their family serving in the SLA.
IN ADDITION to Israel's wor-
ries over the complement and
fighting-fitness of the SLA, there
are deepening concerns here over
the steady buildup of PLO forces
in south Lebanon north of the
United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL) line.
Some Israeli sources-have been
quoted as citing a figure of 3,000
Palestinian fighting men now
grouped in the areas around Tyre
and Sidon. These Palestinian
units, moreover, are buoyed by
their recent success in holding
their own against numerically
superior Shiite Amal forces
especially around the village of
Maghdoushe where the Amal was
beaten in pitched battles.
Israel was peripherally involved
in that fighting: its naval craft
shelled PLO positions on the
coast. Also, the Israel Air Force
has been used frequently of late to
bomb and strafe Palestinian
and occasionally Hizbullah ter-
rorist targets in various parts of
BUT THERE is a feeling
among some observers here that
Israel may have been
overestimating the military
strength of Amal, which, though
numerically large, seems badly
organized and badly commanded.
Particularly chastening to Israel
is the fact and it is by now a pro-
ven fact that the PLO has
enlisted the aid of the Beirut
Christian forces in infiltrating
men and materiel back into south

Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17

Boynton Beach Happening
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Close to 125 residents of 14 Boynton Beach
communities recently attended the Second
Annual Boynton Beach Happening at
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Hunters Run Clubhouse on behalf of the
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Jerome Gross, Chairman of the Boynton Beach Council,
greets Dora Roth, guest speaker.
Members of the Boynton Beach Council and chairmen of their respective
communities are (front row) Jay Ossen, Parkwalk; Edie Teyelin, Mirror
Lakes; Ida Linsenberg, Leisureville; Jessica Bernstein, Limetree; and
Lillian Lenovits, Leisureville. Back row are Henry Tevelin, Mirror Lakes;
Joe Linsenberg, Leisureville; Bernard Rubin, Bent Tree East; and Nick
Lenovits, Leisureville.
Additional chairmen are William Wertheim and Al Moskowitz, Village
Royale on the Green; Benjamin and Sarita Ettinger, Greentree; and Israel
Andy and Sylvia Cohen, Banyan Springs.
Will Iraqi Air
Force Pose
Threat To Israel?
Continued trout Page 4
six years.
Peres reiterated that Israel
agreed to facilitate the
American arms shipments to
help secure the release of
American hostages held by
pro-Iranian elements in
Peres left for Europe
Wednesday for meetings with
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher, President
Francois Mitterrand of France
and with the Foreign Ministers
of the European Economic
Community (EEC) in Brussels.
AT HIS briefing for foreign
military attaches, Lapidot also
spoke of the potential menace
of the Syrian air force which is
expected soon to absorb Soviet
MIG-29 comabt aircraft. He
said Israel is studying the
capabilities of the MIG-29s in
order to develop counter-
measures. He said Syria's anti-
aircraft defenses have not
limited Israel's freedom of
movement in the skies o r
Lebanon, but the Israel
Force now has to be "moot
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Helping People
The Family: Cause Or
Cure For Stress
By the Staff of Jewish
and Children's Service
A group of top scholars and
researchers studying the
American Family met in
Durham, New Hampshire at
the beginning of June, and
came to the not very
astonishing conclusion that
on the whole families can be
both the cure and the cause of
Buried in a lot of sociological
and psychological phrases, was
one descriptive sentence that
seemed to sum up the situation
perfectly: "The family has the
capacity not only to foul us up,
but also to throw us a life-
preserver," said Dr. Leonard
I. Pearling, a professor of
medical sociology at the
University of California, in
San Francisco.
Most of us who have grown
up in families and brought up
families of our own, will almost
certainly, recognize the truth
of that statement. So will ex-
perts who have tried to help
families to turn from stress-
producers to stress-relievers.
Staff members of Jewish
Family and Children's Service
have seen many families whose
members seemed, at first
glance, to be intent on messing
up each other's life, but who,
after further investigation,
also turned out to be each
other's strongest life support
It does not take a scientific
conference to realize the peo-
ple who are close to each
other, as members of families
are, can be more irritating
than casual friends, co-
workers or strangers. Just as
many working mothers sigh,
"thank G-d it's Monday," at
the beginning of the week, as
sigh "thank G-d it's Friday."
several days later.
Many a husband and father
returning home at the end of
the day looking forward to
rest and relaxation, has found
that supposed haven from
stress sounding like a band of
hard rockers gone beserk, and
looking as if the latest hur-
ricane has hit. The kids have
colds, the refrigerator has
broken down, the dog has torn
up the rug, the electric bill is
twice what it was supposed to
be, and mom has a headache
that none of the over-the-
counter pain killers can cure.
Walking into the home can
create more stress and makes
the office stress look like the
annual company picnic.
What all of this means is that
a family is, almost always, a
combination of factors.
Families at their best, can of-
fer respite from the problems
of the world, kindness, love
and understanding. At their
worst, families can drive one
another crazy. It does not take
a large national conference,
with a contingent of scientists
from a variety of disciplines, to
establish that. Anyone who
has lived in a family knows it
Hospital Administrators Strike,
Psychiatric Services Hit Hardest
More than 10,000 service
and administrative person-
nel at the 29 government
hospitals throughout the
country began an indefinite
strike of the hospital system
Monday, in what was
described by Health
Ministry officials as one of
the most serious crises in
the strike-plagued govern-
ment health services.
During the past three years the
hospitals have been struck by
physicians and nurses.
Hardest hit were the country's
eight state-owned geriatric and
the 10 psychiatric hospitals, which
could not function Sunday night,
and the 11 general hospitals.
Many patients we^e sent home.
charge of the Health Ministry's
hospital department, said that
while food and some laundry ser-
vices could be contracted for from
outside sources, the operation of
the hospitals' electricity, provi-
sion of oxygen, sterile laundry
services and janitoring services
including sanitation, cleaning and
garbage collections, could only be
provided by in-house hospital
The admission and discharge of
patients were also hampered by
the absence of clerical staff.
Operations were kept to the
minimum Monday.
The hospital staffs are deman-
ding improvements in their pay
and conditions which they say
have been promised them
repeatedly in recent years but not
carried out to bring the level of
their salaries up to that of similar
personnel employed in the
hospitals of the Histadrut's Kupat
Holim (sick fund).
THE STRIKING workers have
threatened to step up their job ac-
tions beginning Tuesday
without divulging what their next
steps would be.
Meantime, their spokesmen
denied statements by Health
Ministry spokesmen that patients'
lives were being endangered.
They stressed that they had
emergency staffs standing by in
all hospitals to deal with unfore-
seen conditions.
An agency like Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Service ob-
viously cannot make any fami-
ly perfect, or remove all
stresses from family life. At
best, trained, professional
counselors can help family
members deal better with the
inevitable problems, fights,
misfortunes, anger and anxie-
ty that are a normal part of
Getting to know oneself and
one's place in a family, being
able to communicate minor dif-
ficulties before they blow up
into crises, and talking over
both negative and positive
feelings, can help to change
the atmosphere at home suffi-
ciently to turn a house into a
more harmonious home.
Sometimes families can work
out these shifts in balance for
themselves. Very often, they
may need help from experts
and counselors who are train-
ed to provide the kinds of in-
sight and suggestions that can
be helpful.
When there is more stress
than peace, more anger than
love, more shouting than com-
munication, counseling can
help turn the tide. Each
member of the family may
have different needs and pro-
blems. If reading conference
reports (or even a library full
of books about the state of the
American family), could help
individuals solve their pro-
blems, all problems would long
since have been solved.
But, in the long run, a real
family is still the place where
"nobody can take away your
membership," as one nameless
writer once put it. Getting pro-
fessional help can make the
difference that makes family
life not only bearable, but a
downright joy for all
The Jewish Family and
Children a Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 10U- Our telephone
number is 68U-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Beach
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Young Adult Division
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and Scott Rassler, YAD Chairman, have a chance to socialize
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Wiesel Reflects On
State Of World Jewry
Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Wiesel delivered his State of
World Jewry address to a
packed house at the 92nd
Street Y in Manhattan last
Wednesday night and express-
ed his concern about the
disunity within Jewish ranks.
"I am disturbed by the inner
process of polarization," he
reflected, "... by the rancor
and hatred ... the turning of
politics into religion or religion
into politics." He observed
that "Even Hillel and Sham-
mal sat down at the same table
together ... and let their
children intermarry ... We
need to know that we are
brother and sister. Somehow,
this isn't so. Have we forgot-
ten our tradition of
In this vein, he struck a chill-
ing chord by linking the issue
of the failure of Allied leaders
to save Jews during the
Holocaust a word which he
coined but which he said he
doesn't like anymore and
the problem of disunity among
Jews. "So little was done to
help Jews during the war," he
said, "because there was so lit-
tle unity among the Jews
His address, which also dealt
with Israeli-diaspora relations,
Soviet Jewry and international
terrorism, was delivered with
his usual fervor but was punc-
tuated with levity and wit.
During the question period,
Wiesel was asked for his
definition of "Who is a Jew."
His response was: "To me, a
Jew who links his destiny to
the destiny of his people is a
Jew. I don't need to go fur-
ther." But he also observed
that "I cannot imagine a
Jewish people without a
religious commitment."
The world-famed author and
lecturer and winner of the
1986 Nobel Peace Prize ad-
dressed himself at length to
the relationship between Israel
and diaspora Jewry and the
resistance of Israelis to accept
as fact Jews who don't wish to
live in Israel. This rift, he said,
puts diaspora Jewry "on the
defensive." "The diaspora
poses problems," Wiesel
reflected. As a child growing
up in the Carpathian moun-
tains, "Had anyone told me
there would be a Jewish State,
I would not have believed it.
But had anyone told me there
would be a Jewish state and I
wouldn't live there, I'd believe
it even less."
The dual pull in the Jewish
psyche in troubling, he agreed.
We have to constantly con-
front this. And there is no
answer. I admit it," he said
"The Israelis resent us .. .
What does it really mean that
someone should be measured
by where he lives?"
."Sure," he said, "the
diaspora is unnatural to
Israel," but, he asked, "What
do we do with the self-imposed
obligation to help Israel?''
Matters in Israel, he said,
are as important to Jews in the
diaspora as events happening
on the next street. But as
residents of the diaspora, "Do
we have the right or duty to
take a position on Israel's
Wiesel spoke also about
Soviet Jews, who are united in
the Soviet Union against a
common oppression, "united
with a solidarity that is
He expressed cautious op-
timism about the situation of
Soviet Jews, but did not
refrain from criticizing the
Soviet regime. "True," he
said, "the Kremlin has har-
shened its position, but some
refuseniks have been freed."
Soviet Jews now know, he
said, that "they are not aban-
doned ... They are not in
danger of disappearing," he
said. We know "how to touch
them, to reach them."
He was optimistic about
several aspects of the plight of
Soviet Jewry, including the
fact that there are now
reportedly only a dozen
Prisoners of Zion, and that the
anti-Zionist propaganda
machine has lost much of its
clout. "If it's not heartwarm-
ing," he said, "at least it's not
so terrible."
He spoke less of the
Holocaust than expected,
noting, however, that "the
subject that was once taboo for
so many years" is now a focal
point. He mentioned "the new
wave" in Germany "not to
deny the tragedy but to nor-
malize it the philosophy of
(Chancellor Helmut) Kohl and
the new historians."
Wiesel warned against the
evils of war for the world and
especially for Jews, because
"Whenever there is conflict
between two nations, the Jews
are their first victims."
In an era of terrorism, he
said, Jews are singled out as
hostages just because they are
Jews. Citing the killings of
Jews in Lebanon in the past
year only because they hap-
pened to be Jewish, Wiesel
read out the names of eight
Jews murdered. "They should
be remembered," he said.
Calif. Won't Pay Settlement
Of Libel Suit for Senator
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (JTA) The State Senate
will not pay the $20,000 out-of-court settlement of a libel
suit on behalf of former state Sen. John Schmitz, who
described attorney Gloria Allred as a "slick butch
lawyeress" and an audience she addressed as containing
hard, Jewish and (arguably) female faces.
.ALLRED, OF LOS ANGELES, brought the suit
gainst Schmitz in 1982. Schmitz eventually agreed to
Publicly apologize to Allred and provide $20,000. He hoped
the state Senate would pay the sum, as it did for his at-
torney's fees. But the senate Rules Committee voted Dec.
Close to 150 residents of The Poinciana
Golf and Racquet Club recently attended a
luncheon at the Challenger Clubhouse
given on behalf of the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
Poinciana Golf And
Racquet Club Luncheon
Welcoming the guests are Poinciana Campaign Co-Chairmen
Jules and Shirely Klevan and Gertrude and Sid Karp.
Jews Urged
To Shun
SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) -
The head of the Beth Din (rabbinic
court) here has urged Orthodox
Jews to avoid non-kosher func-
tions to protect their own and
Judaism's dignity.
Rabbi Dr. Y. Kemelman said
that to attend a non-kosher func-
tion, sit in a corner and eat from
"a second or third-rate menu ...
looks to me as the adoption of a
ghetto status."
Moreover, the rabbi said an
Orhtodox Jew's attendance at a
public non-kosher function is to be
interpreted as a sanction, the
Australian Jewish Times reports.
The rabbi went on to advocate
kashrut at all public Jewish
Guest speaker Stewart
Gregory brought an update
on Israel to the residents.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior
Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older
Americans Act, funded by
Gulfstream Area Agency on
Aging, provides a variety of
services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting
and entertaining educational
and recreational programs. All
senior activities are conducted
in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act.
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC, is designed to Keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enjoy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by registered dieti-
cian. Daily varied programs
educate and entertain older
adults. There is no fee, but
contributions are requested.
Reservations must be made,
call Carol or Lillian at
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
Persons who need meals for
a short period of time, until
their health returns, should
call the JCC at 689-7703 for in-
formation. There are no set
fees for meals in this program
but we ask each one to make
weekly contributions.
Monday, Feb. 2 "Games"
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Feb. 3 Helen
Gold, RD "Heart's Desire"
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Feb. 5 Saul
Weiss, former N.Y. Police Of-
ficer,' "Living With
Friday, FEb. 6 Gerri
Fieldston "Music, Music,
Transportation is available
in a designated area for person
60 years of age or over who do
not use public transportation.
People are taken to treatment
centers, doctor's offices,
hospitals and nursing homes to
visit spouses, social service
agencies or nutrition centers.
The handicapped are serviced
in a special lift vehicle. There
is no fee for this service but
participants are encouraged to
contribute their fair share.
This service is in great demand
so make reservations in ad-
vance. For more information
and/or reservations, call
689-7703 and ask for Helen or
Lillian in the Transportation
Department, between 9 a,m.
and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Timely Topics/Round
Table Discussion Group A
stimulating group of men and
women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. A delightful addition
has been added to the program
and many members are enjoy-
ing a delicious Kosher lunch
and more camaraderie at 1:15
p.m. before the regular discus-
sion group begins at 2 p.m. If
* you wish to have lunch first,
please make a reservation by
calling Ruth at 689-7703.
There is no fee, but contribu-
tions are requested.
Abe Schwimmer, Feb. 2;
Max Friedman, Feb. 9; Harry
Epstein, Feb. 16; Sylvia
Skolnik, Feb. 23.
Legal Aid Herb Kirsh,
trained VITA (Volunteer In-
come Tax Assistant)
Volunteers will aid persons
with their personal statements
first and third Wednesdays,
1:30-3:30 p.m. until April 15.
Waite Blames Israel
For Hostage Situation
NEW YORK (JTA) Terry Waite, personal assistant to
the Archbishop of Canterbury who is in Beirut trying to
negotiate the release of hostages, appears to lay blame for the
hostage situation squarely on Israel s doorstep.
Speaking in an interview from Beirut with NBC-TV's "To-
day Show" last week (Jan. 20), Anglican Church envoy Waite
alleged that the Middle East policies of the United States and
Israel either caused, exacerbated or prolonged the situation of
Palestinian refugees that were the root cause of the hostage-
taking dilemma.
THEN, zooming in more specifically on Israel, Waite said
that "this Jewish nation" was often "excessively hypersen-
sitive" to criticism of the Palestinian situation, and that Israel
failed to be adequately sensitive to the needs of the Palestinians.
Waite expressed surprise that a nation of people who had
themselves suffered oppression and persecution should be in-
ured to the suffering of the Palestinian refugees in camps in the
occupied territories.
Panning a backdrop of footage of Palestinians picking their
way amidst the rubble of an indeterminate refugee camp, NBC
interviewed Waite, speaking from another location, who said
that until the problem of the Palestinians was solved, the world
could expect further instances of hostage-taking and terrorism.
Cancer Patient Refuseniks
Continued from Page 6
to join her. "My arriving alone
shows how bad things are in
the Soviet Union. People are
just desperate. If I had been
allowed to come three years
ago, my chances would be
THE ARRIVAL of Meiman,
and the expected release of
Maryasin, brings to four of a
group of five the number of
cancer patient refuseniks who
have received visas since
The other two are Tanya
Bogomolny, who now lives in
San Francisco with her hus-
band, Benjamin, who as a
20-year refusenik made the
Guiness Book of World
Records as the longest
refusenik on record; and Rim-
ma Brawe, who arrived in
Rochester, N.Y., in December
with her husband Vladimir
after waiting nearly eight
years to emigrate.
The remaining member of
the International Cancer Pa-
tients Solidarity Committee is
Benjamin Charny of Moscow.
Charny suffers from severe
cardiac problems as well as
several forms of cancer, and
has been unable to receive
cancer surgery because of his
cardiac condition.
jamin's brother, said he was
heartened by the news that
Maryasin had been given a visa
and saw a good omen in it for
his brother's chance to join
him in the Boston suburb
where he lives.
Leon Charny told JTA that
"any positive development
should be positively
, acknowledged. I am very hap-
py for the Maryasins and hap-
py for Inna that she has a new
chance for treatment. But of
course, I am especially anxious
to see the same happening for
my brother's family. And
frankly, I am hopeful that
Inna's family will be able to
join her too.
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6:30 p.m. to carpool to the So. Florida Fair for an evening
of fun. It's always best to go as a group so join us.
On Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m., meet in front of the Poin-
ciana Playhouse in Palm Beach to enjoy a scenic Sunday
afternoon bike ride together. Bring your bike or rent one
Meet at the Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. to plan
upcoming events. Munchies and beverages win be served.
Bring suggestions and ideas and join us. Donation: $1.
On Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. come to a house party at
the home of one of our members. Open bar and munchies
will add to the evening's festivities. Donation: JCC
members $4; non-members $6.
Meet at the Center Monday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. to plan
an exciting calendar of events for March. Bring your
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Friday, January 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of
Palm Beach County Page 21
Meir's Denver Home Faces Demolition
former home of Golda Meir has
lost the latest and perhaps
last round in its six-year bat-
tle for survival. The City's
Building Department Board of
Appeals voted unanimously
Jan. 15 to demolish the house
unless a savior appears within
30 days.
The Board concluded that
the house presents a public
health hazard and that funds
to fix it are not readily
available. The dilapidated
Rishona Chapter is having their regular meeting on
Wednesday Keb. 11, 12:30 p.m. at the American Savings
Bank, Westgate, C.V. Collation and entertainment to
Coming events: Weekend at the Shore Club Miami
Beach, March 20-23.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 presents for its Feb. 1 meeting
9:30 a.m., (traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream Cheese served) at
the Finnish Social Hall, Lehto Lane off Melaleuca (between
Military and Kirk). Guest speaker: Mr. Tom Mills
Superintendant of Palm Beach Schools "First Amendment
Issues in Education." Learn first-hand of the problems in
the field of education.
Tel Aviv Unit No. 5354 (formerly Lodge No. 3015) will
hold its next meeting on Monday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at Tem-
ple Beth Sholom, 314 North "A" St., Lake Worth. A mini-
luncheon sponsored by the Marchands will be served at
that time.
Olam Chapter will present a brotherhood program on
Feb. 4,12:30 p.m. at the Challenger Clubhouse, Poinciana,
Lake Worth. Doris Holtzman, regional program director,
will be the moderator. The panel will include Rev. Derek
King, Rabbi Howard Shapiro and Rev. John Mangrum. All
are welcomed.
There will be a "A Gift of Love" luncheon at the Palm
Beach Airport Hilton on Monday, Feb. 2 at noon, to be
given by Shalom Chapter, proceeds of which are to sup-
port the Children's Home in Israel. Donation is Chai plus 2
($20). Guest speaker will be Jim Sackett.
The Shalom Chapter will have A J'Ai Alai evening on
Feb. 2. Admission is $3 per seat.
Palm Beach Chapter East is sponsoring a "Getting to
Know you Luncheon," Monday, Feb. 9, at noon at The
Gulf stream Hotel, Lake Worth. The charge is $20 per
Aviva Chapter will meet on Monday, Feb. 9, at noon, at
Beach Federal Bank on Gun Club Rd. and Military Trail in
West Palm Beach. The Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. Park-
ing on Church premises only next to the bank on Military
The program is called a "A Bintel Brief which is a fore-
runner of the "Dear Abby" type of column. It was started
duplex, home of the late Israeli
Premier from 1913-14, is
resting on girders in a local
park. The city is paying for
liability insurance.
The Board also decided, for
purposes of the ruling, that the
City and County of Denver
own the house. This means
that the fledgling Golda Meir
Memorial Association is no
longer the designated custo-
dian of the house, which is
widely believed to be the last
U.S. structure still standing in
which Meir resided.
70 years ago in a New York Jewish Newspaper called "the
Forward" edited by Abraham Cahan, who believed that
readers should express themselves and ask advice. There
were many new immigrants in this country who had pro-
blems and they sent letters to the editor.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville Invites you to attend
Youth Aliyah Luncheon at Kristine's Restaurant in Lake
Worth, Feb. 18, at noon. Donation $20. Transportation
available. For reservations and information call Esther
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter will be involved in
Jewish Education Day at Florida Atlantic University. Call
Teddy Blendis for more information.
Yovel Study Group will meet at the Royal Palm Savings
Bank (Drexel Square) on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. Essie
Goldberg will report on Abraham Isaac Kuk, the first Chief
Rabbi of Israel, from the book of Great Jewish Thinkers of
the Twentieth Century. The community is invited.
COMING: Yovel Hadassah will sponsor a one-day, deluxe
sightseeing trip to the Everglades on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
One price includes everything: transportation, meals, etc.
Tamar Royal Palm Beach Chapter presents evening
with Emil Cohen, Raconteur, comedian, and Louis Silver,
singer for your entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
at Crestwood Community Middle School, Sparrow Dr.,
Royal Palm Beach.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 9:30
a.m. at the American Savings Bank at the West Gate of
Century Village on Okeechobee Blvd.
Guest speaker will be Ann Lynn Lipton, Director of
Education, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Refreshments will be served. For information, contact
Ed Lefkowitz.
Century Chapter will hold its next meeting on Feb. 12,
at Anshei Sholom, at noon. Marianne Milano, from Contact
5 on Channel 5, will discuss Consumer Problems. All are
Coming Events:
Feb. 2, Monday, at the Carefree Theatre at 2 p.m. or 8
p.m. for $10, a Musical Comedy in English and Yiddish
Idiomatic expressions, "Bintel Briv."
March 8 to March 11, Shore Club Hotel in Miami Beach,
entertainment, three meals daily, $115 double occupancy,
and gratuities and tax included.
The Board would consider a
request for a rehearing if
$150,000-$250,000 were com-
mitted within 30 days for
restoration and a plan were ap-
proved by the City's Communi-
ty Development Agency
(CDA), according to Board
chairman Ralph Nordhauser.
The demolition also could be
delayed through court action.
"We're going to have to talk
with counsel before we decide
what to do," said Association
member Mel Cohen.
The Board had earlier set
conditions for restoration and
use of the building, including a
guarantee of available funds,
provision of security and a
schedule of renovation. The
Association replied in writing,
but Cohen contended that the
Board didn't regard it
Nordhauser responded that
the Board considered the
response unsatisfactory in
terms of safety of the building
and availability of funds for
restoration. The 15-member
Association has drained its
funds in moving the home to
the park and providing
Nordhauser said that he has
inspected the house. He added,
coincidentally, that he lived in
the home as a child and is
Cohen charged that the city
has violated its own commit-
ment to work with the Associa-
tion in restoration of the home.
Since the election of Mayor
Federico Pena in 1983, Cohen
said, the city has relentlessly
pressured the Association with
"unreasonable" deadlines.
The home has faced the
wrecking ball before. In 1981,
just hours away from being
demolished by its then owners,
the Boys Club of America, its
historical nature was
discovered. A grassroots ef-
fort prevented that demolition
and gained the support of the
city to help finance moving the
house from its original West
Side location.
Several restoration efforts
at the new site failed, and the
building survived vandalism,
including the painting of
swastikas, and a fire. It was
moved to the park last summer
in an agreement with the City
that set a time limit for the
Association on restoration.
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Police Security Increased In Jerusalem
Police have increased security
here following the stabbing of
two brothers last Saturday in
an Old City bazaar. The vic-
tims, Avi Chayon, 24, and his
brother, Shalom, 17, were
reported in satisfactory condi-
tion after undergoing surgery.
According to eyewitnesses,
the two brothers were stabbed
in the back by several Arabs
who apparently had been lurk-
ing in an alley.
The brothers were stabbed
in the Kahn E-Zeit bazaar
where they had been strolling
with Avi Chayon's fiancee,
Leah Azulai. She was not
harmed. Police sealed all gates
to the Old City immediately
afterwards and ordered Arab
shops in the area closed for
Jieir protection. The closure
order was later rescinded.
THE INCIDENT brought to
eight the number of Jews stab-
bed by Arab assailants in the
Old City and other parts of
East Jerusalem since August
1985. Last November a
yeshiva student was stabbed to
death. This touched off a wave
of anti-Arab violence by
Jewish militants. Mayor Teddy
Kollek appealed to Jews
following Saturday's incident
not to attack Arabs or their
property as they did in
But a number of Arabs were
beaten up near the scene of the
attack and four Jewish
residents of the Musrara
quarter where the Chayons
live were detained for attack-
ing Arab passersby. Riot
police patrolled the streets in
and around the quarter Satur-
day night and Sunday. A
Jewish man was arrested Sun-
day evening near the
Damascus Gate in possession
of five Molotov cocktails. He
was questioned about his
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
called for increased police
presence in Jerusalem. "Police
have orders to strengthen
security, to increase their
guard and alertness," he said
Sunday, "and we shall use all
means to ensure such incidents
do not recur."
Barlev briefed the Cabinet on
the stabbing which police
described as the work of Arab
terrorists. He toured the Old
City and complained after-
ward that although there were
many eyewitnesses to the stab-
bing, no one, neither Jew nor
Arab, came forward to tell
police what actually happened.
Vice Premier Shimon Peres,
who heads the Ministerial
Committee on Jerusalem, said
security forces were taking all
necessary measures to ap-
Prehend the assailants. Israeli
olice Chief David Kraus said
his officers alone cannot solve
the problem. He told reporters
that Jerusalem is "an in-
tegrated city, and we must
create conditions by which we
(Jews and Arabs) can live side
by side."
After the assault on the
Chayon brothers, there were
few tourists in the normally
bustling marketplace. Barlev
told the Voice of Israel Sunday
that Jerusalem is one of the
safest cities in the world. He
urged more Jews and tourists
in general to visit the Old City,
but he cautioned that they
should do so preferably in
groups and to be aware of
what is going on around them.
Shamir: Iran-Contras Affair Not
Focal Point Of Washington Talks
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir said last Monday the
Iran-Contras affair would not
be the focal issue of talks with
the Reagan Administration
during his upcoming visit to
Shamir is to visit the U.S.
capital in mid-February and
will meet with President
Reagan and top administration
and Congressional leaders.
But he conceded that he ex-
pected the media to focus on
Irangate in their coverage of
his visit to the U.S.
HE SAID the Administra-
tion continued to be engaged
in Mideast peacemaking ef-
forts and its involvement had
not been sidetracked by the
Iran affair.
Shamir deplored the posi-
tions of certain Arab states
which called for Soviet involve-
ment in a peace forum on the
grounds that Washington had
lost credibility in the region as
a result of the sale of arms to
He spoke to reporters after
briefing the Knesset Foreign
Affairs and Defense Commit-
tees in Jerusalem.
The Premier told Committee
members earlier that while he
might support posible changes
of tactics, he aid not support
the notion of territorial conces-
sions in Judaea and Samaria.
He was responding to queries
about an interview ne gave last
week to Reuters news agency
in which he was quoted as in-
dicating that Israel might, in
the course of a negotiation,
move to a position favoring
some territorial flexibility.
Shamir has been attacked
for this statement by Gush
Emunim and there have been
signs of disquiet within his
own Likud Party.
Meanwhile, Vice Premier
Shimon Peres is preparing for
a European visit that will take
him to three capitals. He is to
meet with Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher in London,
with President Francois Mit-
terrand in Paris, and with the
Foreign Ministers of the Euro-
pean Economic Community
countries in Brussels. He
leaves Israel later this week.
Four students representing Yeshiva
University took first place in the Greater
New York regional programming competi-
tion of the Association for Computing
Machinery. The students, who competed
with representatives from 12 colleges and
universities, earned the right to participate
in ACM's International Programming Com-
petition next month in St. Louis. Represen-
ting Yeshiva University were (from left,
clockwise) Andrew Linder, Yosef Gold, Zvi
Sebrow, and Eric Safern. The students,
who are seniors at Yeshiva College, solved
three computer problems in only six hours.


Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, 5801 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405.
Mailing address: 500 Australian Avenue, Suite 402, West Palm
Beach FL 33401. Phone 655-6503. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Can-
tor Howard Bender.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.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 5:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha 5:30 p.m. followed by
Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. 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. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman,
Brody. 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 Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, BeUe Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
38411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. 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. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AJTZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
Street, Jupiter. Phone
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. 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: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Saturday morning 10
a.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, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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: 5849
Okeechobee Blvd., No. 201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. Phone

Friday, January 30^ 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Pagt 23^
Synagogue News

Sisterhood will hold its
Board Meeting on Monday,
Feb. 2, 9:45 a.m. Its Regular
Meeting will take place on
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m., with
a musical program and
Frances Rose will speak on the
life of Ben Gurion.
Temple is planning a gala
Anniversary Dinner Dance on
Sunday evening, Feb. 15 at the
Hyatt Hotel in West Palm
For reservations, call the
Temple office any weekday
Sisterhood will hold a
garage sale at the Temple, Fri-
day, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Items offered include
household furnishings, clothes,
furniture, bicycles and books.
On Friday, Jan. 30, Temple
will celebrate Federation
Shabbat Service. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will conduct
the service. Cantor Peter
Taormina will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
During the evening child care
will be provided. Everyone is
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will conduct
services in the Sephardic
Tradition on Friday evening,
Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center,
the comer of Southern Blvd.
and Flagler Drive.
Rabbi Levine will speak on
the theme "New and Old
Trends in the Ritual of Wor-
ship." The hall of worship will
be arranged in the Sephardic
style. The music and customs
of the Service will reflect the
Sephardic tradition as inter-
preted by the West London
Synagogue, the only
synagogue in the world which
blends the Sephardic rite with
that of Liberal Judaism.
Sephardic Jews were the
Jw. of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Lhapel. West Palm Beach.
Joseph, 82, of Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels. Weat Palm
Martha, 79, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach. ^^
Jeanette, 82, of Century Village in West
Palm Beach. Riverside Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
Jessie F., 72, of Boynton Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home. West Palm Beach
William, 80, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gsrtens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Sfiour, 83. of Palm Beach. Riverside
Memorial Chapel. Weat Palm Beach.
Swuel, 82. of Weat Palm Beach. Riverside
^uardun Funeral Home. Weat Palm Beach.
Mary 84, of Century Village in Weat Palm
** Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapel, Weat Palm Beach.
first members of the Jewish
people to settle in America.
Historic Sephardic synagogues
include the Touro Synagogue
in Newport, Rhode Island, the
Synagogue, Shearith Israel in
New York, and Mikve Israel
synagogue of Philadelphia.
Sephardic Judaism is impor-
tant to the development of
American Judaism.
During Rabbi Levine's ser-
mon, the children will be in-
vited to participate in the
junior oneg shabbat. Following
services, the congregation is
invited to the regular oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Temple Beth Sholom To
Hold Israel Bond Luncheon
Sydelle R. Goldenberg,
Chairperson of the Temple
Beth Sholom Israel Bond
Testimonial Committee, has
announced the Temple's 11th
Annual Israel Bond Kosher
Deli-Luncheon. This annual
event will take place on Sun-
day, Feb. 8 at noon at the Tem-
ple's Social Hall. Their special
guest will be noted authority
on the Middle-East and
dynamic spokesman for the
State of Israel, Jerome
Gleekel. Mr. Gleekel can ex-
pertly address the subjects of
"Inside Israel," "Israel's Rela-
tionship in the World Political
Arena," and "Arab-Israel"
This is a special year for the
congregants of Temple Beth
Sholom. They will be
presented with Israel's
prestigious Freedom Award
acknowledging the cumulative
purchases of over $1 million
dollars in Israel Bonds. The
Temple's successful bonds
campaign began even before
there was an official Bond ap-
peal. Spiritual leader Emanuel
Eisenberg made an appeal to
the congregation during the
Yom Kippur war in 1973.
Guest speaker Dr. Steven Roth, Director of Forensic Services
for the 45th Street Mental Health Center, addresses the
January meeting of the Chaplain Aides of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County about the controllable and uncon-
trollable behavior in the elderly.
Kahane Faces
Trial In Mid-April
A suburban Kansas City
Judge, William Cleaver of the
Overland Park Municipal
Court, told the attorneys
representing Israeli Knesset
member Meir Kahane and two
local Palestinians to be
Levich Dead
At 69
Benjamin Levich, a former
refusenik whose effort to im-
migrate to Israel garnered
worldwide support from scientific
communities, died last week of a
heart attack in Fort Lee, NJ. He
was 69 years old. He will be buried
Thursday in Israel next to his wife
Tanya, who died in 1983.
prepared for a mid-April trial.
The three men face charges
stemming from a M>v. 18 inci-
dent here at whttb. Kahane
Kahane, a founder of the
Jewish Defense League and
now leader of Israel's ultra-
right Kach Party, faces a
disorderly conduct charge in
conjunction with his ap-
pearance at a meeting, during
which he allegedly attacked
Mousa Shukair, a member of
the Palestinian Human Rights
Coalition, for disrupting his
speech. Shukair and Rezek
Muslet, another Coalition
member, also face a disorderly
conduct charge in connection
with the incident. Shukair is
charged with resisting arrest.
According to Kevin Moriari-
ty, an Overland Park attorney
defending Shukair and Muslet,
the target date for the trial is
April 8.
Candle lighting Time
-J&^Jan. 30 5:45 p.m.
Irwin S. Chan in
Irving Rubinstein, Sr.
ADL To Honor Rubinstein
And Chanin At Dinner
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'hai B'rith will
launch its 1987 campaign on
Thursday, Feb. 12, with a gala
dinner at The Breakers, Palm
Beach, honoring Irving
Rubinstein, Sr. "for a lifetime
of commitment to human
rights" and celebrating the
95th birthday of Irwin S.
Chanin, "the visionary philan-
thropist whose concept of Art-
Deco transformed New York's
According to Michael C.
Burrows, Chairman of the din-
ner, more than 600 guests
"representing all walks of life,
all parts of the country," are
expected to attend the affair.
Mr. Rubinstein, who will
receive the League's Haym
Salomon Award, created by
ADL to recognize outstanding
Americans, is retired chair-
man of Braetan Juniors and
Braefair, manufacturers of
widely successful women's
outerwear. Now an ADL
Honorary National Commis-
sioner, International
Treasurer of B'nai B'rith and
Vice Chairman of the ADL
Palm Beach Board, he devotes
three full days a week to ADL
activities, working to broaden
national support for the
ageney's principles and
The 95-year-old Irwin S.
Chanin, renowned as a pioneer
builder, engineer and ar-
chitect, is perhaps best known
for his Chanin Building, the
tallest skyscraper in Manhat-
tan until 1929. He has achiev-
ed equal fame for philan-
thropies that include not only
ADL but Bar-Ilan University,
which he founded, and Tel-
Aviv University, where he is a
Director. To advance scientific
progress, he established the
Sylvia and Irwin Chanin In-
stitute of Cancer Research at
the Albert Einstein College of
Founded 74 years ago to
"stop the defamation of the
Jewish people," ADL has
evolved into a broad-based
human relations agency whose
many-sided research and
educational programs seek to
combat all forms of in-
tolerance. ADL has a network
of 31 regional offices across
the United States; offices in
Europe and Israel; and liaison
offices in Latin America and
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Dismay Expressed Over Israeli Defense Ministry's Travel Ban

Three prominent American
Jews have expressed dismay
over the Israeli Defense
Ministry's decision last week
not to issue travel passes to
two leading Palestinians from
the West Bank and the Gaza
Strip to attend an interna-
tional symposium on the Mid-
dle East at the San Diego
State University.
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg,
vice president of the World
Jewish Congress, Dr. Rita
Hauser, former U.S. delegate
to the United Nations, and
Stephen Shalom, said in a joint
statement that the decision
not to allow former Hebron
Mayor Mustapha Abd A-Nabi
Natshe and Gaza lawyer Fayez
Abu-Rahme to join them in
high level meetings to explore
ways to move the Mideast
peace process forward harms
the cause of peace and
damages Israel's image as a
serious seeker of peace.
ironically, Abu-Rahme is one
of two Palestinians who was
approved by the Israeli
government as a potential
Palestinian representative in
peace talks between Israel and
a Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation. "If he was accep-
table then, why is he a security
risk now?" the three asked.
Israeli security sources said
the two Palestinians were
denied travel permits because
there was a concern they
would use the occasion to meet
with hostile elements, but did
not elaborate.
"Denying travel permits to
these Palestinians because of
'bostile elements' with whom
they might meet does not seem
to constitute sufficient ground
for such action," the joint
statement said. "Barring
Palestinians known for their
moderate voice from par-
ticipating in a constructive
dialogue appears to be a
political and not a security
The San Diego conference,
which had been scheduled to
take place Jan. 19-28, has been
postponed, as all participants,
including the Israelis, felt that
Palestinian participation from
the West Bank and Gaza Strip
was essential to such discus-
sions, Hertzberg, Shalom and
Hauser noted. They expressed
the hope that the Defense
Ministry's decision "would be
reversed and that it would not
constitute a precedent for
future actions.'
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the East Jerusalem Arabic dai-
ly El-Fajer; Hatem Abu-
Ghazale, a Palestinian
educator from Gaza; and Dr.
Sare Nusseibeh of Bir Zeit
University in the West Bank.
The latter three Palestinians
were apparently not subject to
the Defense Ministry's travel
Other scheduled participants
in the conference were former
U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Samuel Lewis; former Assis-
tant Undersecretary of State
Harold Saunders; former
Israeli Justice Minister Haim
Zadok; Israeli writer and jour-
nalist Amos Elon; a number of
American Palestinians; and six
leading Egyptians, some of
whom are currently in the
The conference was to have
been hosted by the Fred
Hansen Institute for World
Peace. The Institute, establish-
ed at the San Diego State
University in 1979, has been a
major initiator and sponsor of
joint Israeli-Egyptian col-
laborative ventures in the
fields of oceanography, marine
biology and arid lands
Kohl Calls On Germans Not To Forget Nazi Crimes
Chancellor Helmut Kohl, on
the 45th anniversary of the
"Final Solution," called on
Germans last week never to
forget the crimes of the Nazi
"We Germans must never
forget, repress or trivialize the
crimes of Nazism because only
by remembering them will we
be capable of reconciliation,"
Kohl said. "The memory of
those who were deported in
Germany's name, enslaved,
humiliated and murdered in
the extermination camps of
Auschwitz, Treblinka,
Birkenau, Maidanek and
Sobibor obliges us never again
to stir feelings of hatred."
On Jan. 20, 1942, leaders of
the Third Reich, meeting in
the Wannsee suburb of Berlin,
drafted the "Final Solution"
to the Jewish problem the
mass extermination of
Europe's Jewish population.
On Tuesday, a memorial ser-
vice was held at the villa where
the meeting took place. One of
the speakers, Heinz Galinski,
chairman of West Germany's
Jewish community, warned
that many German politicians
and historians were attemp-
ting to bury the past.
Kohl's statement was seen in
part as a response to similar
charges by the opposition
Social Democratic Party (SPD)
which faces the Chancellor's
ruling Christian Democratic
Union (CDU) in a general elec-
tion this Sunday. The CDU is
expected to win a solid victory,
according to opinion polls.

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