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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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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BIACH
COUNTY
"Jewish floridian
J^r W OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
VOLUME 13 NUMBER 23
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 10,1987
PRICE 35 CENTS
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Frrtthoch*
Jewish Agency Assembly
Zionists, Non-Zionists
Reach Accord
PROTESTING THE POPE: Protestors
gather outside the Vatican's mission in
Jerusalem to protest against the meeting
last month between Pope John Paul II and
Austria's President Kurt Waldheim. The
protestors, one wearing a Nazi death camp
uniform (second from right), said that the
meeting is a tragedy to Christian-Jewish
relations and an insult to the six-million
Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
Jewish Leaders Outraged At Pope's
Meeting With Waldheim
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Weeks of protest and dismay
over the decision by Pope John
Paul II to receive Kurt
Waldheim turned to outrage
after the meeting Thursday
(June 25). Jewish leaders stood
aghast as the Pontiff not only
blessed the Austrian Presi-
dent, who is accused of com-
plicity in Nazi atrocities, but
praised him as an outstanding
diplomat who always worked
for peace.
The reactions of Jewish
leaders in the U.S. and
elsewhere to Waldheim's
reception at the Vatican were
blunt. "A cruel insult to the
memory of the victims of
Nazism," is how Burt Levin-
son, national chairman of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith put it.
"This is no less than a
whitewash of an international
figure who has been accused of
complicity in the Holocaust,"
declared Rabbi Gilbert Klaper-
man, president of the
Synagogue Council of
America, the umbrella
organization of Reform, Con-
servative and Orthodox Jews
in the U.S.
"HOW IS one to explain so
profound an insensitivity to
the meaning of the Holocaust,
so painful a failure of the
moral imagination, by the
custodian of Catholic cons-
cience?" Theodore Mann,
president of the American
Jewish Congress, asked in an
open letter to the Pope read at
a press conference here follow-
ing the papal reception of
Waldheim.
American Jewish leaders
also made it clear the Pope's
action placed in. doubt, at best,
Continued on Page 16-
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The World Zionist Organiza-
tion appears to have paved the
way toward reconciliation bet-
ween the Zionist and non-
Zionist elements of the Jewish
Agency. The WZO Executive
decided this week that the
chairmanships of the various
WZO departments, elected at
the World Zionist Congress
next December, will remain
open for the following 30 days
subject to the advice and con-
sent of the non-Zionist half of
the Jewish Agency.
The decision was seen as a
concession to the non-Zionists
and an attempt to arrest the
deterioration of relations bet-
ween the two halves of the
Jewish Agency. It applies to
such key WZO departments as
Aliya, Youth Aliya, Education
and Settlement. Persons
elected to the chairmanship of
those departments
automatically assume chair-
manship of their Jewish Agen-
cy counterparts.
THE DECISION does not
apply, however, to the elected
chairman of the WZO Ex-
ecutive, who is also chairman
of the Jewish Agency Ex-
ecutive. But the advise and
consent procedure for depart-
ment heads would give the
WZO a degree of flexibility,
allowing it to shuffle portfolios
if the non-Zionists should re-
ject a particular individual for
a particular department.
There has been mounting
dissatisfaction in the non-
Zionist constituency with the
election process at World
Zionist Congresses, which in-
volves inter-party politicking.
In recent years, several Zionist
nominees were rejected by
fund-raising leaders who com-
prise the non-Zionist group.

Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
WZO and Jewish Agency Ex-
ecutives who addressed the
Jewish Agency Assembly
meeting here late last month,
warned against "a power
struggle" between the two
Agency partners. "I have been
disturbed by voices I have
heard lately on both sides:
"We give the money, we will
make the decisions,' or 'We do
the work, we will make the
decisions,' Dulzin said. He
urged a complete merger of
the two wings and resolved to
erase the term non-Zionist
from the vocabulary because it
is "anachronistic and
irrelevant."
JCCampus Capital Campaign
Jewish Community Cemetery Association
Makes Major Gift Towards Campus
Inside
JFCS Annual Mooting...
page 2
Victor Duke Memorial Fund
Established... page 3
Kabala and Shirley
MacLaine... page 4
Benjamin Lindor 'cause
celebre'.. .page5
Update... Opinion By
Toby F. Wllk... page 7
The Jewish Community
Cemetery Association of Palm
Beach County, one of the
earliest supporters of the fund
raising drive to build a new
Jewish Community Center in
the Palm Beaches, has made a
first payment of $25,000,
towards the organization's
total financial commitment of
$125,000 to the $12 million
JCCampus Capital Campaign.
The association is dedicating
the Community Conference
Center in the proposed Jewish
Community Center building.
The JCC, along with the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
will comprise the JCCampus to
be located on a site on Military
Trail and 12th Street in West
Palm Beach.
The presentation was
recently made by Ben
Wolf son, Chairman of the
Board of Trustees, and
Continued on Page 3
Trustee Sylvia Schupler (left to right) and Ben Wolfson, Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Cemetery Association of Palm
Beach County, present a check for $25,000 towards the Association's pledge
of $125,000 for the Jewish Community Campus. Accepting the check, on
behalf of the $12 million Jewish Community Campus Capital Campaign in
/.eida Pincourt Mason, JCC President, and Steve Kaplansky, JCC Executive
Director. Trustee Richard F. Krause was not able to be present.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10, 1987
Jewish Family and Children's Service
Announces Growth, Increase In
Allocations At First Annual Meeting
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., announc-
ed recently, at its First Annual
Meeting held at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches last month, that
it has increased its sources of
funding for the coming year,
1987-88.
Its allocation from the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County will be up 18
percent from the 86-87 fiscal
year. Funding from the United
Way will also increase by ten
percent, up 10 percent.
According to David
Schwartz, President of the
JFCS, Board of Directors, the
additional funding will allow
the agency to increase the size
of the agency's staff to 11, to
meet the needs of the "fastest
growing Jewish community in
the nation."
Mr. Schwartz praised the
Jewish Family Life Education
program, which was initiated
in the last year since the agen-
cy gained a new Executive
Director, Neil Newstein. This
program which supplies
akers from the staff on
spes
"The Jewish
such topics as,
Mother, and "Sex Over Six-
ty," brought over 3,000 per-
sons in first-hand contact with
JFCS and its staff, making the
agency "visible to the com-
munity," after being con-
sidered its "best kept secret"
previously.
Mr. Schwartz also discussed
some internal changes in JFCS
this past year, including hay-
ing the workers specialize in
such areas as geriatrics,
counseling, and support ser-
vices. A new worker, Susan
Wolf-Schwartz, handles a
newly-created position of In-
formation and Referral
Services.
Mr. Schwartz also praised
the success of a new national
program in which the West
Palm Beach agency par-
ticipates, the Elder Connec-
tion, which allows social
workers to aid local elderly
homebound by request from
the families, who may live in
another part of the country.
He estimated the agency
would receive $25,000 from
the fees for this service next
year.
Other changes included the
establishment of a Long-
Range Planning Committee,
the printing of an employee
guide, and new brochures ex-
plaining the role of Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
The First board workshop was
held last March, as well.
Future plans, according to
Mr. Schwartz, may include the
establishment of satellite of-
fices around the county to sup-
plement the current Palm
Beach Lakes Blvd. office. The
agency will also gain a perma-
nent home on the proposed
Jewish Community Campus
on Military Trail, to house the
offices of the Jewish Com-
munity Center and Jewish
Federation as well.
Two special presentation:,
were made by David Schwartz
to honor board members Osna
Goodfriend and Jerry
Tishman.
Executive Director, Neil
Newstein, introduced his staff
stating that the "mission of
the agency has become
clearer, and that is to in-
crease the services to take
care of the Jewish people in
trouble of any sort, throughout
the Palm Beaches.
Jerry Tishman also installed
the new officers and board
members for the coming year.
A guest speaker, Dr. Donald
Gelfand, a former consultant
to the White House on Aging,
and a specialist on aging and
mental health, discussed,
"Meeting the Future Head-
On." He said that the future
will see more people living
longer, and a huge increase in
the needs of home health care.
He added that many Jewish
elderly do not make full use of
the social services available to
them in a different way. Dr.
Gelfand also conducted a social
service workshop for Jewish
Family and Children's Service
earlier in the day.
David R. Schwartz Elected To
Third Term As JFCS President
Joint Vaad Hakashrut
Established
The Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis and the Rab-
binical Association of South
County announce the forma-
tion of a joint Vaad Hakashrut
(Kashrut Supervision) to serve
the needs of the Jewish Com-
munity of Palm Beach County.
According to Rabbi Howard
Shapiro, President of the Palm
Beach County Board of Rab-
bis, the consolidation provides
for a standardization of the
Kahsrut requirements
throughout the county.
The following
establishments are under the
supervision of the Vaad:
Chiffon Bakery West
Palm Beach
King David Home West
Palm Beach
Kosher Market of Palm
Beach West Palm Beach
Morse Geriatric Center
West Palm Beach
Steve Greenseid Catering
West Palm Beach
The Jewish Community Day
School West Palm Beach
Fiddler's Restaurant
Delray Beach
Flakowitz Bakery Boca
Continued on Page 13
The Board of Directors of
the Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc.,
unanimously elected David R.
Schwartz as President for his
third term, at the agency's an-
nual meeting held recently.
David R. Schwartz, a local
attorney, has been a member
of the JFCS Board since 1980,
and has held the position of
Vice President in the past. Mr.
Schwartz, his wife Gail, and
two children, Adam and
Samuel, are residents of
suburban West Palm Beach.
A 1974 graduate of the
University of Maryland, with a
BA in history, Mr. Schwartz
graduated from the University
of Miami Law School in 1977.
David R. Schwartz
He served two years as the Ex-
ecutive Director of the Legal
Aid Society of Palm Beach
County. In 1982, he became a
founding partner in the firm of
Mitchell, Hanser and
Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz is a member of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's Leadership
Development and Human
Resource Development Com-
mittees. He serves currently
on the Temple Beth El Men's
Club Board and has served for
six years on the District IX
Human Rights Advocacy Com-
mittee for the developmentally
disabled. He is a member of
the Board of the Legal Aid
Society.
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Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
JCCampus Capital Campaign
Victor Duke Memorial Tribute Fund Established
Victor Duke
Friends and neighbors of the
late Victor Duke have
established a tribute fund to
the memory of this admired
community leader who died
May 11. Mrs. Victor Duke,
together with Sy Magnus and
Ben Roisman, met recently
with Gilbert Messing, Chair-
man of the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign, to
discuss an appropriate remem-
brance on the JCCampus for
Mr. Duke.
Hannah Duke said, "Victor
was so involved with the
Jewish Community Center, so
pleased that the community
was going ahead to build a
desperately needed new facili-
ty, and so active in the cam-
paign to raise the necessary
funds, that it is most ap-
propriate that the tribute plan-
ned in his memory be in the
new JCC."
The Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service will be located on the
Proposed JCCampus on
[ilitary Trail and 12th Street
in West Palm Beach.
According to Mr. Messing,
hundreds of people who loved
and respected Mr. Duke have
volunteered to reach out to
others to make this a mean-
ingful tribute in his name.
"Victor made a positive im-
pact on so many people's lives.
In the near future, we will be
selecting an appropriate
dedication in the new JCC
building as a lasting memorial
to this outstanding and
respected community figure."
Mr. Duke held many leader-
ship positions in the Jewish
and general community. He
was vice President of the
Board of Directors of the
Men's Associates of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center, a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Jewish Community
Center, and an active member
of the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Mr. Duke was a past President
of Century Village B'nai B'rith
Lodge, Men's Club of Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom, and
the Mid County Medical
Center. He also served as Vice
President of the United Civic
Organization in Century
Village and as President of the
Century Village Democratic
Club.
Contributions may be sent to
the Jewish Community Cam-
pus Capital Campaign, 501 So.
Flagler Drive, Suite 305, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401, ear-
marked for the Victor Duke
Memorial Tribute Fund. For
more information, contact
Marjorie Scott, JCCampus
Capital Campaign Director, at
the Federation office,
832-2120.
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign, discusses with Hannah Duke an ap-
propriate dedication in the proposed Jewish Community
Center in tribute to her late husband, Victor.
Association Makes Major Gift
Continued from Page 1
Trustee Sylvia Schupler.
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of
the JCCampus Capital Cam-
paign, announced the gift. Ac-
cepting the initial installment
from the Association's
Trustees were Zelda Pincourt
Mason, President of the
Jewish Community Center,
and Steve Kaplansky, JCC Ex-
ecutive Director.
Mrs. Mason said, "We are
pleased that the Jewish Com-
munity Cemetery Association,
one of the very first Jewish
organizations in our area, has
wholeheartedly endorsed the
vital need for a central location
for Jewish activities in the
Palm Beaches."
In commenting on his
Association's gift to the
JCCampus Capital Campaign,
Mr. Wolfson said, "Following
in the tradition of an organiza-
tion such as ours which is in-
volved and concerned with the
community as a whole, we feel
we are making a contribution
towards the future life and
well being of this Jewish com-
munity. We are confident that
others will join with us to pro-
vide this focus for our people
now as well as for future
generations."
Although the Jewish Com-
munity Cemetery Association
was operating earlier than
1923, this date marked its of-
ficial start by three Clematis
Street merchants, Joseph B.
Schupler, Joseph Mendel, and
Harry Sirkin, Sr.
For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, JCCam-
pus Capital Campaign Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
832-2120.
JCCampus Capital Campaign
A Parlor meeting on behalf of the Jewish
Community Campus Capital Campaign was
held recently at the home of Mark and
Stacey Levy fii West Palm Beach. Listening
to a description of the new facilities pro-
posed for the JCCampus are (left to right)
Erie Abrams, Stacey Levy, Judy Devore,
Jackie Dwoskin, Linda Zwickel, and Dr.
Richard Dwoskin.
ma *
Mark Levy explains the immediate need for a new Jewish
Community Campus as Marjorie Ochstein listens. The
JCCampus will house the Jewish Community Center, the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
Young Adults To
Escape To Club Fed
Gilbert Messing (background), Chairman of
the Jewish Community Campus Capital
Campaign, meets with Zelda Pincourt
Mason, President of the Jewish Community
Center, and his Vice Chairmen to update
strategy for the fund raising drive.
The Young Adult Division of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County invites young
adults, ages 22-40, to "Escape
to Club Fed." An evening of
reggae and recreation has
been planned for Saturday, Ju-
ly 25, 8:30 p.m., at the PGA
Health and Racquet Club, 6000
Avenue of Champions, Palm
Beach Gardens.
Social Committee Co-
Chairpersons Amy Jonas and
Howard Kaslow have ap-
pointed Mindy Freeman and
Dan Schimelman as Co-
Chairpersons for the event.
According to Ms. Freeman
and Mr. Schimelman, this
fitness and social evening will
be a perfect kick-off for the
summer season. "We welcome
all young adults to join with us
for a great night of dancing,
listening to the sounds of the
islands, and plenty of active
participation," Ms. Freeman
said.
Enumerating the sport ac-
tivities that will be available,
Mr. Schimelman said, "Our
'Club Fed' will offer round
robin tennis, racquetball,
walleyball, and many other
games. We are planning a very
Continued on Page 10
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10, 1987
Meridor Sees Quiet Progress
If one looks beyond the headlines,
"positive developments" can be seen in the
20 years since the Six-Day War, Israeli
Knesset Member Dan Meridor believes.
Meridor, Cabinet Secretary under
Menachem Begin and a Likud bloc member
of parliament since 1984, told a Brookings
Institution audience in Washington recently
that Israel's victory in 1967 not only saved it
from destruction but changed both Arab and
Western perceptions of the country. In place
of an image of weakness rose one of
strength which bore fruit in 1970 when
Israel mobilized to counter a Syrian-PLO
threat to Jordan and thereby served not on-
ly its own interests but those of Washington
and Arab moderates as well.
Further, "the war helped tear apart the
Arab coalition against us," Meridor said. It
eventually led to peace with Egypt and to de
facto arrangements including "open
bridges" from the Israeli-controlled West
Bank with Jordan. This tacit cooperation
has kept Israel's longest border essentially
quiet for the past 17 years.
Opposes International Conference
Meridor argued that "this long-range
positive trend .. the gradual de facto ac-
ceptance of Israel" was reinforced by the
United States' monopoly as diplomatic
broker in the Arab-Israeli dispute. He op-
poses an international conference on the
Middle East supported by Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres and the Labor Party
as "the formula by which the Soviets
want to reenter" regional diplomacy and
"reunite the Arabs." Moscow's goal is not
peace but hegemony, Meridor asserted.
To those who insist that King Hussein
needs a conference as a procedural "um-
brella" for direct talks with Israel, the
Knesset member said that in that case Jor-
dan would also need it when negotiating or
carrying out any agreements reached with
Israel. With the Soviets and a unified Arab
delegation at its back in a conference, Jor-
dan "won't be able to or be asked to
maneuver" or compromise. The late Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat "understood
that the Arab consensus and peace with
Israel do not go together."
Meanwhile, at a conference "America and
Russia will find themselves courting the
Arabs and we know who will pay the price
. Israel would be isolated and in a short
time find itself in confrontation even with
the United States," Meridor cautioned.
"If we don't agree to surrender ... to go
back to the 1967 borders," Israel would have
to walk out. But a conference would raise
high expectations and its failure could
"destabilize the region," Meridor added.
Continue Informal Process
If Jordan cannot act formally then the in-
formal process of the past two decades
should be continued, he said. Questions of
sovereignty and borders should be left open
while practical matters "how the Arabs of
Judea and Samaria live their own lives"
are dealt with. Meridor acknowledged the
"heavy demographic problem" posed by the
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1.3 million Palestinian Arabs in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip. He said perhaps pro-
gress through the autonomy provisions in
the Camp David Accords could lead to an en-
vironment without terrorism in which final
arrangements could be reached.
"Things are happening on the ground
without formal negotiations between Israel
and Jordan," he noted. These include the ap-
pointment of Arab mayors for West Bank
towns, the opening of an Arab bank in
Nablus and other matters which "can't be
spelled out in headlines or then it becomes a
'Zionist scheme' in which no Arab will
participate."
He said that after 1967 Israelis learned
"victory itself cannot bring peace" and after
Camp David they found that neither can
"one big diplomatic move .. It's a long,
gradual process .. We need to step down
from dreams of a solution everyone will be
happy with to what we can do now."
(Near East Report)
Kabala
Supports MacLaine 's Afterlife Views
By JIM SHIPLEY
Shirley MacLaine dancer,
actress, part time mystic and
strange person, came through
our town a couple of weeks
ago. It was not a revival of
"Pajama Game" or "Sweet
Charity" that brought her
south. It was a seminar on her
own brand of mysticism as
espoused in recent books she
has written.
In her most recent one, "Out
On a Limb," she discusses the
theories of reincarnation and
the Eastern philosophies of life
as an ongoing and never-
ending spiral. There is too
much to this school of mystical
thought and theology to
dismiss out of hand.
KABALA TOUCHES on
many themes found in Mac-
Laine's studies and the base
from which it comes, and many
of the ideas would seem to
have validity in Jewish life.
Specifically, with regard to
respect for all of God's
creatures and the order of life.
perished or those who lost
their families in the horror.
And perhaps, in the context of
history, also inaccurate. Refer
to Cambodia and the Khmer
Rouge or Biafra.
However, in her next set of
thoughts, there is a grabber.
"The people caught in the
Holocaust." states MacLaine,
"were preparing for it their
entire lives."
He really knew that because
of the way they lived, because
of their psyche of inferiority,
they were dead meat. It was
their predestination. Only an
exerting of free will could
release them. Some did. Most
did not.
THOSE JEWS in Germany
prepared for Holocaust in a
different way. They were so
much a part of the fabric of
Once your anger has died, society they felt that nothing.
once you get over the tempta- no single event, no political
tion to throw a net over this at-
tractive woman, once you have
had a chance to let the words
ring in your ears for a day or
two, a sort of logic logins to
appear.
She bases much of the
thought on predestination and
free will, certainly a part of
Judaic concept. When we look
at the victims of the Holocaust
and put the era in a total
historical context, her
statements begin to make
sense.
THE JEWS of Eastern
In her book, MacLaine puts Europe had spent generations
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forth the view that all things
that happen, happen for a
reason and that reason is an
ultimate good. If the view is
broad enough, over enough
time, the good will become
evident.
One thinks of the Kabalist
who states: "That which
should be revealed will be
revealed when it is time for it
to be revealed, to those to
whom it should be revealed."
DURING HER local visit,
she was asked the question:
"How can you say there was
any good in the Holocaust?"
Her reply was, I thought, a lit-
tle thin. "The good," she said,
"comes from the fact that it
can never happen again." Of
little solace to those who
putting forth an image of
force could dislodge them.
Their lives had prepared them
for the final denoucement.
The lesson is one of reflec-
i ion. If, as MacLaine states,
we are on a predestined path,
what is the use? Ah, but our
own sages say: there is
nothing stronger than the God-
given gift of human will, and
the exercise of that will makes
man the wonder that he is. "If
it can be dreamed, it can be
done." Rephrased in so many
ways, it is the basis for all
human endeavor, including
Herd's dream for Eretz Israel.
We are all, in one way or
meekness and vulnerability, another, preparing for a great
They solved problems with nil- event or series of events in our
ing bishops and nobles by pay- own lives-If we are not active-
ing them off for the privilege lv in charge of our destiny and
of living miserable lives. They aware of ourselves in contem-
lived in the eye of a growing
hurricane of active anti-
Semitism for over a century
and did nothing about the
storm that eventually blew
them away.
When Ze'ev Vladimir
Jabotinsky traveled the land in
the late twenties and early
thirties, he knew it was com-
ing. He could smell it. He beg-
ged the Jews who came to hear
him speak to either leave, or if
they insisted on staying in this
alien environment, to learn
how to defend themselves
porary society, that event may
be prepared for us. For cen-
turies, society did indeed plan
the events that shaped Jewish
history.
TODAY WE have the option
of shaping Jewish destiny
ourselves. It is incumbent
upon us to do just that. We are
keepers of a flame. It burns at
Yad Vashem, it burns above
the Bima in our synagogues.
Our choice, to live or die. The
Torah tells us: "Therefore
choose life." Our free will
demands it.


Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County___Page 5
T
Linder 'Cause Celebre' Because He Was A Jew
By GORDON ZACKS
The case of Benjamin
Linder, the first American kill-
ed in the fighting of
Nicaragua's civil war, has
become something of a cause
celebre for the media and,
because he was a Jew, for the
Jewish community. In Jewish
and secular news reports,
Linder has been eulogized as a
near-saint.
He was, we are told, a young
man so idealistic, so commit-
ted to peace and justice, that
he gave up a lucrative career
as an engineer to help the
Nicaraguan people.
IN THEIR rush to judg-
ment, the media and the
Jewish community, prompted
by American friends of
Nicaragua's Sandinista
government, have overlooked
some important facts relating
to the nature of Linder's ser-
vice in Nicaragua.
And, perhaps more impor-
tant, they have overlooked the
nature of the Sandinista
regime itself, a regime that is
not only brutal and repressive,
but is also anti-Semitic and
closely allied with the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion (PLO) and other terrorist
groups.
First, let us clarify the situa-
tion surrounding Linder's
presence in northern
Nicaragua. Linder has been
widely described as a bright-
eyed, idealistic civilian whose
misfortune it was to be work-
ing in an area where the anti-
Sandinista resistance, the con-
tras, were active.
NO MENTION is made,
however, of the fact that the
Sandinistas frequently forcibly
relocate civilians away from
combat areas. Indeed, on the
very day that Linder was kill-
ed, they removed thousands of
campesinos, or peasants, away
from areas in the south where
the contras are active.
Why did they not also
remove Linder? The answer is
that the forced-resettlement
program has little to do with
the safety of those whom the
Sandinistas force from their
homes. Rather, it seeks to
deny the contras the support
that the campesinos often
provide.
Daniel Ortega
attended Linder's
funeral but
conveniently forgot
an article about Jews
and how they
'crucify with prices.'
John and Miriam Linder, brother
and sister of American engineer
Benjamin Linder slain in Nicaragua
April 28, were in Miami last week
calling for help for Benjamin's cause
which, they said, was deeply commit-
ted to the Sandinista revolution. In
this article, Gordon Zacks suggests
that Linder was anything but the
idealistic man 'so committed to peace
and justice,' a description which
AP/Wide World Photo
characterizes him in some of the
media. Mr. Zacks is a national co-
chairman of the National Jewish
Coalition, vice chairman of the
American Jewish Committee, and a
past national chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal. In photo above. Ben-
jamin Linder. of Portland. Ore., is
shown wearing a sidearm as he was
taking measurements on a
hydroelectric project in Nicaragua.
His funeral was ironic for Nicaragua's
Jews who know the enmity toward Israel.
Since Linder was apparently
considered "loyal" to the San-
dinista cause, the government
felt free to place his life at risk
by allowing him to continue
working in a war zone.
This action should come as
no surprise. Like many of the
internacionalistas or "San-
dalistas" as these foreign
workers in Nicaragua are call-
ed, Linder was considered an
active participant in the San-
dinista revolution.
AS SUCH, Linder received
a Sandinista army uniform.
Although not wearing it at the
time he was killed, he was in
the company of others who
were. But, more important, he
was carrying a Sandinista-
issue AK-47 sub-machine gun
hardly the kind of equip-
ment likely to convince contra
attackers that Linder's sole
function was that of a civilian
engineer.
It would seem, then, that
Linder was not quite the inno-
cent by-stander to the civil war
that his American friends
claim him to be.
But then, these same friends
have often demonstrated that
their view of Nicaragua is in-
tended to show the Sandinistas
in the best possible light,
whatever the facts may
suggest.
IN FACT, Linder's ad-
mirers in the United States
such as the innocuously-named
New Jewish Agenda, with
which Linder himself was in-
volved have been active in
support of the Sandinistas and
of other pro-Soviet forces in
Central America and beyond.
These same people also turn a
blind eye to the increasing
repression in Nicaragua, even
though the Sandinistas have
turned ten percent of the coun-
try's population into refugees.
They also ignore the San-
dinistas' support for terrorist
Linder's U.S.
admirers are mostly
supporters of the
Sandinistas and
other pro-Soviet
causes.
groups as varied as Spain's
ETA Basque separatists, the
Irish Republican Army, and
the PLO.
Linder's funeral in
Nicaragua provided a scene of
bitter irony to Jews who are
aware of the Sandinistas' en-
mity towards Israel and the
Jewish people. The Sandinista
president, Daniel Ortega, who
attended the funeral, heard
the participants sing oseh
shalom a Hebrew song call-
ing for peace on Earth.
BOTH ORTEGA and the
mourners found it convenient
to forget that, just days earlier
- on April 21, 1987 the
Sandinista-controlled
newspaper, El Nuevo Diario,
had published an article about
the black-market entitled:
"Like Jews, They Crucify
With Prices."
Such blatant anti-Semitism
is only the latest example of
the hostility that the San-
dinistas harbor against Jews.
So deep was this hostility, and
so systematic the intimidation,
that the entire Nicaraguan
Jewish community was forced
to flee the country after the
Sandinistas seized power.
Yet it is not surprising that
such persecution should be ig-
nored by Linder's supporters:
for they, particularly the New
Jewish Agenda, sought to
apologize for the harassment
and attacks that Nicaragua's
Jews endured at the hands of
the Sandinista government.
THE FUNERALS par
ticipants and their American
sympathizers also chose to ig-
nore renewed reports that
PLO pilots have flown mis-
sions for the Sandinistas.
These reports, raised during
the Iran-conra hearings by
Rep. Jim Courter (R., N.J.),
are only the latest albeit the
most alarming examples of
the 20-year-old "fraternal"
relationship between the San-
dinistas and the PLO.
Linder's death was, indeed,
tragic. But another, less-
publicized tragedy, is the will-
ingness of Americans, Jew and
non-Jew alike, to ignore the
truth about his death, and to
allow themselves to be used to
deflect attention from the
cruelty and ruthlessness of a
brutally repressive regime.


Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10, 1987
Richard M. Brannan, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Suburban Bank,
recently announced, "It is my pleasure to
make our annual purchase of Israel Bonds.
In doing so, we join the other leading banks
in the State of Florida and throughout the
United States in supporting the economic
development of the State of Israel." Pic-
tured making the presentation of the check
are (left to right) Joe Henderson, Executive
Vice President, Suburban Bank; Rubin
Breger, Executive Director of the Palm
Beach County Bond Organization; Mr.
Brannan presenting the check to Mr.
Breger, and Robert B. Gabbe, Director,
Suburban Bank.
JCC News
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
On Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m. meet at Carlin Park (North
of Al A to Jupiter) for a picnic and BBQ. Pack a picnic lunch
or something to BBQ the fire, soda and ice will be sup-
plied. Bring frisbees, football, kites, any beach games and
swim suit. Look for sign at the pavilions. Donation: $2.
On Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. meet for dinner at Fud-
druckers (Okeechobee and Military Trail). Afterwards, at
8:30 p.m., bowl at Verdes Tropicana Lanes (Belvedere,
west of U.S. 1, on the north side).
On Saturday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. join with the Boca JCC
to dance at the Sheraton Boca Hotel (1-95 to Glades Rd.,
west of 1st left for one block). Enjoy the DJ, hors d'oeuvres
and cash bar. Donation: $8.
Get together on Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. to enjoy a
seafood dinner at Trader Jack's (Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
just east of Okeechobee).
SINGLES GROUP (AGES 30'b and 40's)
Get together Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Shangri-
La (920 No. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth) for Chinese dining.
Make reservations by July 14 as seating is limited.
SINGLE PURSUITS (40-59)
On Wednesday, July 15 from 5-7 p.m. gather at
Studebakers (Congress and Forest Hill Blvd.) for dinner
buffet and Happy Hour. Donation: $1 plus own fare and a
$2 entry fee.
On Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. get together at Bryant
Park (Lake Ave. at the Intracoastal in Lake Worth) for the
free weekly concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and look
for the lawn chair with the balloons attached.
On Sunday, July 19 at 11 a.m. get together for a beach
party and picnic on Singer Island (from 1-95 go east on Blue
Heron Blvd. to end, before road curves north). Meet in
front of Mother Natures Pantry, bring a blanket and picnic
lunch (or buy one there). Bring clothes in case we go out to
eat afterwards.
On Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. get together at Cob-
blestones (45th St. and Congress, just east of 1-95) for din-
ner. RSVP by July 20. All are welcome.
ALL SINGLES
Join the community service followed by the Oneg Shab-
bat at Temple Israel (1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm
Beach) on Friday, July 17 at 8 p.m.
Call the JCC, 689-7700, for more information.
Peres: Soviets Have
Backed Down On
Agreements
With Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres revealed that the Soviet
Union has rejected informal
contacts with Israel and has
reneged on promises with
respect to Soviet Jewish
emigration.
"The aliya issue is slipping
out of our hands," Peres told
the convention of the Indepen-
dent Liberal Party last week.
He said "there is a sharp
backtracking of the Soviets in
the Soviet-Israeli dialogue,"
adding that "additional,
tireless efforts must be made
to bring about an increase in
aliya from the USSR."
It was reported meanwhile
that British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher urged
President Reagan at the allied
summit meeting in Venice to
increase U.S. efforts to pro-
mote peace in the Middle East.
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Six Russian Jews To
Study At Rabbinical
Seminaries In U.S.
SPRING GLEN, N.Y. -
(JTA) Five leading
American Orthodox rabbis,
just returned from the Soviet
Union, reported here last
month that the Soviet
authorities accepted their pro-
posal to allow six young Rus-
sian Jews to study at rab-
binical seminaries in the U.S.
for the purpose of ordination.
The announcement of the ap-
parently unprecedented rever-
sal of Soviet policy was made
to the Rabbinical Council of
America's 51st annual conven-
tion at the Homowack Lodge
here by Rabbi David
Hollander, of the Hebrew
Alliance of Brighton Beach,
Brooklyn, who headed the
RCA delegation that visited
the USSR beginning May 6.
They returned to New York
Sunday night.
Hollander, an RCA past
president, said the agreement
was reached at a meeting in
Moscow with Konstantin
Kharchev, Chairman of the
Council of Religious Affairs,
which was attended by two
representatives of the Foreign
Ministry.
The other members of the
RCA delegation were Rabbi
Oscar Fasman, president
emeritus of the Hebrew
Theological College and pre-
sent rabbi of Congregation
Yehuda Moshe, Chicago; Rabbi
Haskel Lookstein, of Con-
gregation Kehilath Jeshurun
in New York, president of the
New York Board of Rabbis and
chairman of the RCA's Soviet
Jewry Committee; Rabbi Ber-
nard Poupko, of Shaare Torah
Congregation in Pittsburgh, a
past vice president of the
RCA; and Rabbi Solomon
Roodman of Congregation An-
shei Sfard of Louisville, Ky. .
Hollander and Poupko
reported to the convention on
their visit. They also met in
Moscow with the U.S. Am-
bassador, Jack Matlock.
Hollander and Rabbi Milton
Polin, president of the RCA.
also announced that they had
accepted an invitation to meet
with Soviet Embassy officials
in Washington.
Hollander said that at their
meeting with Kharchev, the
possibility was discussed of the
Soviets opening rabbinical
seminaries in Leningrad,
Moscow and Tbilisi for
students over 18 and allowing
visiting American rabbis to
teach there. The Russians did
not reject the idea, Hollander
said.
Poupko said the Jews they
met in the USSR seemed
"more relaxed" and that on
the Sabbath the rabbis "ate
lunch in a Russian apartment
and all openly sang Hebrew
songs." Lookstein reported on
his meetings with Jewish ac-
tivists in the refusenik
community.
The five rabbis said they
"made it clear to the Soviet of-
ficials that they were in favor
of the right of Soviet Jews to
emigrate, but that for those
Jews who remain in the USSR,
it is important that they be
allowed to practice their
religion freely. '
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For Tickets & Information
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Update
Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
By TOBY F. WILK
A University in China will,
for the first time, offer courses
on Israel and Judaism. Pro-
fessor Edelman at State
University of New York will be
teaching these courses at Beij-
ing University, China's
premier University. Students
in these classes will be the next
generation of faculty members
and government experts on
foreign policy.
A broad series of economic,
cultural and educational ex-
changes are planned between
Virginia and Israel. This will
be followed by a leadership
tour to Israel by a delegation
of prominent Virginians, led
by Governor Baliles. Recom-
mendations include distribu-
tion of a Holocaust curriculum
to public schools throughout
Virginia. Also to be included
are medical, technological,
Opinion
ly fought to break the British
blockade of Israel after WWII.
The plight of thousands of
refugees is recognized in the
unique gold medal which is set
in a gold braided rope chain.
The reverse side of the medal
shows a clenched hand holding
the flag of Israel, breaking the
wire enclosure separating the
sea from the land, symbolizing
the struggle for free immigra-
tion and the establishment of
the State of Israel.
The Negev comprises 60 per-
cent of Israel's total area, but
contains only 7 percent of the
population. Extensive develop-
ment must be a major under-
taking. Great effort is needed
in order to turn this large area
of desert into a blossoming
garden. Everything possible
must be done to attract large
numbers of people. The Negev
i important to the security
agricultural and scientific sym- and development of Israel
posiums as well as tourist
promotions. -------
At Oppenheimer and Co. in a
room high above Wall Street,
and before the opening bell at
the Stock Exchange, Jewish
financial executives meet to
delve into Jewish history and
rediscover their roots. This
study group began four years
ago, and is sponsored by the
UJA-Federation. Rabbi Kim-
melman of the National Jewish
Center for Learning and
Leadership, who conducts the
regular sessions, stated that
"enhanced learning means
enhanced leadership, and that
benefits the entire Jewish
community."
The Kennicott Bible, noted
as one of the world's most
beautiful illuminated
manuscripts, has been publish-
ed in England in a $5,500 fac-
simile edition, and is now
available in the U.S. The
original Kennicott Bible is one
of the treasures of the
Bodleian Library at Oxford
University, and has been
studied by only 30 art
historians and scholars over
the last 200 years. Now, with
this reproduction, it will be
possible to be examined by
large numbers of people.
The Israel Government
Coins and Medals Corp. is of-
fering for sale a limited issue
of a medal that pays tribute to
the Exodus 47, the ship of
Holocaust survivors who vain-
The U.S. Navy has issued a
Chaplain's Resource packet on
observance of the Holocaust.
Called "Horror and Hope:
Americans Remember the
Holocaust," it includes articles
by theologians, readings on
ethics and morality and notes
about Jewish resistance. Many
Navy recruits are vulnerable
to revisionist claims that the
extermination of European
Jewry did not occur. Rear Ad-
miral John McNamara, Navy
Chief of Chaplains, stated that
the "young men and women in
the military make sacrifices to
support the dreams of our na-
tion. It is necessary to
remember the nightmares to
remind ourselves how precious
are the dreams."
and then hand it over to
another couple." A few mon-
ths ago, the head of Obstetrics
and Gynecology at Hadassah
Hospital declared he hoped the
hospital's experiments would
be allowed to continue as a
permanent project to enable
childless women to bear
children. These hopes have
been dashed by the new
regulations.
Eilat, Israel's booming Red
Sea resort has earned the
nickname of "Lewisville"
after British businessman
David Lewis. Mr. Lewis'
massive involvement with
Eilat as a future European
winter resort includes four
hotels, one of which rates five
stars. He intends to develop a
plush country club with full
sports activities and a fleet of
yachts for hire. Mr. Lewis is
adamant that foreign visitors
with hard currency are vital
for Israel's economy.
A new Yiddish theatre is be-
ing launched in Israel. An
auditorium in Tel Aviv is being
refurbished for this purpose.
The project includes
establishing a studio for train-
ing actors, playwrights, pro-
ducers and directors so that
reliance will not be only on
Yiddish classics. The plan is to
perform several months in Tel
Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and
other Israeli towns and, during
the rest of the year, to tour the
U.S., Britain, West Germany,
France, Canada and, perhaps
the So. American countries.
On Soviet TV recently,
French Prime Minister Chirac
lashed out against the dif-
ficulties met by Soviet Jews
wishing to emigrate; against
the Gulag; and against the
Soviet use of psychiatric
hospitals for refuseniks.
Chirac stated "There are only
two countries left in the world
which prevent Jews leaving
their territory: the USSR and
Syria." While in Moscow, Mr.
Grand Duke John of Luxem-
burg, recently visited Israel.
He is the first reigning Euro-
pean monarch to do so. At a
dinner in his honor at the
President's residence, the
Grand Duke expressed the
hope that Israel would enjoy a
lasting and well-deserved Cniracinvited20"refuseni'ksto
peace. President Herzog paid breakfast at the French Em-
tribute to Luxemburg s sup- bassy. They included Ida
port for Israel at the UN and Nudel. At a Kremlin dinner
for the cause of Soviet Jewry, p.m. Chirac raised the issue of
------- Soviet Jewry with Gorbachev
Surrogate motherhood will and presented "a very long list
not be permitted in Israel ac- of humanitarian cases."
cording to recent regulations
published by the Health
Ministry. The regulations
state a woman may not "rent
out her uterus to carry a fetus
Rabbi Hersh M. Galinsky, Dean of the Gan Yavne Youth
Village, presents a Citation of Honor to Rosalind Jacobson at
a Jerusalem Dinner of the Educational Centers of the Rab-
binical Council of America. Looking on is Director General
Rabbi Moshe Furst. Mrs. Jacobson endowed a residence hall
at the Youth Village in memory of her late husband Louis
Jacobson.
State Dep't. Sends Assad Letter
In Hope of Improved Relations
By JUDITH COLP
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The State Department con-
firmed Friday that President
Reagan has sent a letter to
Syrian President Hafez Assad
in an apparent effort to im-
prove relations between the
two countries.
"Syria is an important coun-
try in the region, and it has an
important role to play in any
Middle East peace settle-
ment," State Department
spokesman Charles Redman
said.
Relations between the two
countries weakened after the
Syrians were linked with the
attempted bombing of an El Al
jet in London in April 1986.
The Administration withdrew
its Ambassador to Syria,
Thomas Eagleton, last Oc-
tober in protest.
REDMAN SAID there were
no plans to send Eagleton
back. He denied assertions
that the U.S. was hoping to
use Syrian influence to free
journalist Charles Glass who
was taken hostage in Lebanon.
"There is no link between
our concern for hostages and
this broad question of
U.S.-Syria relations," Redman
said.
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Frankfurt To Restore Old Mikveh
BONN (JTA) A
500-year-old mikveh (Jewish
ritual bath) unearthed in urban
renewal diggings in
Frankfurt's Boenerplatz, will
be restored as an historic
monument even though it will
delay construction of a public
service center on the site for
about a year.
The municipality had plann-
ed to dismantle the bath and
move it to the local Jewish
museum. But the Jewish com-
munity and its chairman, Ig-
naz Bubis, intervened with the
mayor and city council.
German Neo-Nazi Charged
BONN (JTA) Odfried
Hepp, the 29-year-old leader of
a neo-Nazi gang described by
policer as violent and
dangerous, has been charged
in Frankfurt with the attemp-
ted murder of an American
soldier. He is also charged
with membership in a terrorist
organization.
Hepp was extradited to
West Germany from France
last January. According to the
State Prosecutor, he and
others placed explosives under
the car of an American soldier
in Butzbach, West Germany in
December, 1982. The soldier
was seriously injured.
Hepp's activities include
bank robberies, circulating
anti-Semitic propaganda and
displaying Nazi symbols, ac-
cording to police.
44The recipe for
GuldenV Mustard
has been in my
family for years.
CHARUE GULDEN
Broccoli-Pasta Salad
5 cops cooked spiral pasta
I bunch steamed broccoli, broken into florets, stems cat
1 cup or desired amount Golden Vinaigrette Dressing
4 *. cubed leu cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
I tablespoon toasted pmnob nuts (optional)
Gently loss together all ingredients acept pajnoh nuts,
nelngerate 12 hours Garnish with
sightly chilled Mites M servings
hours Garnish with pignoli nuts. Serve
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will be in your
family
for years, loo! W
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Dressing
IH cups vegetable oil '
Vi cup cider or wine vinegar
} tablespoons Guldens Spicy
Brown Mustard
I teaspoon ground black pepper
I teaspoon salt
Vi teaspoon granulated sugar
Vi teaspoon lemon juice
I minced garlic ckwe
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10, 1987
Local Leaders Attend NJCRAC Conference
Evenly Divided Supreme Court Threatens
Separation Of Church And State
Hoffman
PHILADELPHIA -
Supreme Court decisions in
the area of church-state
separation have become "so
narrowly divided" that "one
vote can make a difference"
and threaten to erode the con-
stitutionally mandated wall of
separation, warned Professor
A.E. Dick Howard, of the
University of Virginia School
of Law, at a Conference on the
Separation of Church and
State, convened in
Philadelphia by the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council.
The current Court has "very
strong separationist opi-
nions," Howard said, despite
the close votes and ideological
pressures from the Reagan
Administration. But, he added
"a well-crafted moment of
silence could be upheld by the
Supreme Court."
The three-day conference,
marking the Bicentennial of
the Constitution, concluded
that the Jewish community, as
well as other religious minori-
ty groups n the United States
have thrived under the protec-
tion of the religious clauses of
the First Amendment to the
Constitution.
"In 200 years, America has
progressed from toleration to
full religious liberty and
pluralism," Theodore R.
Mann, president of the
American Jewish Congress
and past chair of NJCRAC,
said in the keynote address in
historic Congress Hall, where
the Bill of Rights was ratified.
"Freedom of religion we
achieved when the founding
fathers correctly predicted
that, in a natipn with such a
huge number of competing
sects, severance of religion
and government would
guarantee religious liberty for
all."
Reviewing the history of
Supreme Court decisions in
the area of church-state
separation, Howard noted that
Madison's and Thomas Jeffer-
son's positions were asserted
in Ever8on v. Board of Educa-
tion, when Justice Hugo Black
wrote in his opinion that the
establishment clause of the
First Amendment prohibits
government from aiding one
religion over others or from
advancing religion over non-
religion. Black declared that
the founding fathers erected,
in the words of Thomas Jeffer-
son, a wall of separation bet-
ween church and state.
Despite the narrow majority
upholding the establisment
clause of the First Amend-
ment, the Supreme Court re-
mains strongly separationist,
Howard said.
A panel appraising attitudes
of educators, religious leaders,
and public officials toward
church-state separation con-
cluded that the problem that
surfaced during the Reagan
Administration will, in all
likelihood, continue to be
serious challenges after the
Reagan presidency.
Addressing the issue of
school prayer, Ben Scotch,
chief staff attorney of the Ver-
mont Supreme Court, said he
doubts that efforts underway
in the Senate to pass a school
prayer law will succeed
because members of both par-
ties fear that laws are too
broad ans sweeping. They
prefer the courts to determine
constitutional questions based
on the facts of specific
situations.
Reviewing the experience of
the Jewish community rela-
tions field, NJCRAC Ex-
ecutive Vice chairman Albert
D. Chernin maintained that
the consensus of the Jewish
community, supporting the
wall of separation between
church and state, "is as firm as
it has ever been in the last 40
years."
While the Orthodox com-
munity is in agreement with
NJCRAC positions on most
issues, differences over
"parochiaid" and other
church-state issues could erode
that consensus, said David
Luchins, National Vice Presi-
dent of the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of
America. Luchins urged
greater sensitivity by Jewish
organizations to the particular
religious concerns of the
Lubavitch and others, such as
erecting a wall in a public
school to separate boys and
girls, and prohibiting females
from driving school buses
taken by their children.
Although the Jewish com-
munity relations field is oppos-
ed to religious displays, in-
cluding menorahs, on public
property, Chernin pointed out
that the Lubavitch movement
has a legitimate right to seek
the erection of menorahs on
government property. "It also
follows that the organized
Jewish community has not on-
ly a right, but a responsibility"
to oppose those efforts in
order to maintain the wall of
separation between church
and state, Chernin said. He ad-
ded that "it is proper and
desirable to erect menorahs in
public on private property
without government support."
The Conference also examin-
ed the question of government
funding of sectarian services.
"It is a very complicated
issue," noted Chernin. He urg-
ed participants in the Con-
ference "to recognize that
there are no easy, quick
answers, and we ought to be
very careful about moving
toward a comprehensive,
definitive policy." He sug-
gested that organizations ex-
amine this issue on a case by
case basis since each area of
service has its own special
components.
Attending the conference
from Palm Beach County was
Helen R. Hoffman, former
Chairman of the Community
Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and currently
Secretary of the Board of
Directors, and Rabbi Alan R.
Sherman, CRC Director. Mrs.
Hoffman conducted a panel
discussion on the role of the
community and chaired the
final session. Rabbi Sherman
participated in the panel
discussion.
Mrs. Hoffman said that the
conference was structured so
that it would relate directly
back to the local communities.
"Two of the areas that affect
us are how to teach the role of
religion and how to develop
curriculum without violating
the principle of church-state
separation," Mrs. Hoffman
stated.
This community is one of the
leaders in the country in how
well it works with the School
Board, according to Mrs. Hoff-
man. "We recently held a
community-wide church-state
conference with guest speaker
School Superintendent Tom
Mills." She also said that Rab-
bi Sherman is a member of a
committee with Mr. Mills
which monitors and addresses
these issues.
Celebrations Set In U.S.,
Israel For Israel's 40th Year
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The 40th anniversary of the
establishment of the State of
Israel will be marked by a
year-long celebration in Israel
and the United States starting
in September.
"The birthday celebration of
Israel will be the biggest,
longest birthday party ever,"
said Asher Nairn, Minister for
Information at the Israel Em-
bassy here.
Nairn spoke excitedly about
the plans which he is coor-
dinating to include every
Jewish federation, organiza-
tion, synagogue and Jewish
school, as well as the non-
Jewish community.
The American Jewish com-
munity is eager to participate,
according to Nairn. "The
response everywhere has
been, 'Oh yes, let's do the
best,'" he added. "I'm so
happy."
HOWARD SQUADRON,
former chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, is head of the U.S. Na-
tional Committee for the 40th
Anniversary, which is under
the auspices of the Presidents
Conference, the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council and the
Council of Jewish Federations.
The 40th anniversary will be
a major "milestone" in Israel's
history since "40 years in
Jewish tradition is a genera-
tion," Nairn noted. He pointed
to the wandering of the Jewish
people for 40 years in the Sinai
before they could go to the
Land of Israel. For this
reason, the celebration is par-
ticularly aimed at those 40 and
under, who were born and
brought up after the establish-
ment of the Jewish state, Nairn
said.
The year-long celebration of
the anniversary will stress
that "Israel is not like any
other country, it has a
message, a purpose," Nairn
said. "Israel is today, more
than the Jewish religion, the
unifying factor for the Jewish
people."
"NO MATTER, if we
sometimes falter, if we make
mistakes," Israel still seeks to
achieve the principles set forth
in its Declaration of In-
dependence, Nairn said.
In Israel, the anniversary
will be marked by a "recom-
mitment" to the Declaration of
Independence. All Israelis will
be asked to sign the Declara-
tion, so that particularly the 40
and under generation there
will feel part of the principles
enunciated by their parents,
Nairn stressed.
Another major goal is to br-
ing the largest number of
American tourists ever to
Israel. Nairn said most
American Jews have not
visited Israel, and this is par-
ticularly true of those 40 and
under.
Israel wants to stress three
major themes during the an-
niversary celebration in the
U.S., Nairn said.
"THE FIRST and foremost
is the increasing connection
between 'Am Yisrael' and
'Eretz Yisrael,' between the
Jewish people and the Land,"
he said. "The Land could only
have been redeemed when the
Jews came to the Land. The
Jews could be redeemed only
by the State of Israel."
Secondly, "we want to show
what Israel has achieved in the
last 40 years," Nairn said. "We
believe we have achieved
miracles," the ingathering of
Jews from throughout the
world, the revival of Hebrew,
the creation of a State, a free
society, democratic institu-
tions and a high technology
economy.
Finally, the celebration
wants to stress the "amity bet-
ween Israel and the United
States based primarily on com-
mon values, Judeo-Christian
moral principles, respect for
the individual as the center of
our society and democratic in-
stitutions," as well as shared
"strategic mutual interests."
To express these themes
there will be programs in
every community. A major
event will be a two-hour pro-
gram on national television
featuring Israeli and American
entertainers performing at the
Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem
next April 23. There will also
be a television documentary on
Israel to be shown next spring.
AN ISRAELI group will
tour major cities presenting
material that expresses
Israel's culture. There will be
seminars on various aspects of
Israeli and American culture
in many cities. A major pro-
gram is planned for the Ken-
nedy Center in Washington at
which it is hoped the President
and other government officials
will participate.
Essay contests on why the
participants want to visit
Israel will be held in every
state with the winners going to
Israel.
Each federation, Jewish
organization, synagogue,
Jewish center, Jewish school
will be offered a "menu" of
programs to sponsor, Nairn
said. "We are not dictating
anything," he stressed, but the
Israel Embassy and consulates
are ready to help.
Nairn emphasized that the
celebration is not limited to the
Jewish community, but it is
hoped that all Americans will
participate. Churches and
other non-Jewish groups are
also expected to schedule an-
niversary celebration pro-
grams, including a large
ecumenical conference in
Jerusalem.
Jewish Reaction Mixed To
Religious Preference
In Hiring Ruling
By MARGIE OLSTER
NEW YORK (JTA) -
American Jewish organiza-
tions voiced mixed reactions to
a unanimous Supreme Court
decision last month that non-
profit religious institutions are
not required to comply with
the same anti-discrimination
regulations as commercial
employers.
The ruling came in response
to a suit filed by Frank Mayson
against the Mormon. Church.
The church fired Mayson, a
building engineer in a Mormon
community center, because the
church did not regard him as
sufficiently observant. The rul-
ing asserted the right of
religious institutions to favor
adherents of their own faith
for employment.
THE COURT ruled that
because a key purpose of the
community center is to
transmit church values, the
center could be considered a
religious institution exempted
from anti-discrimination provi-
sions of the Civil Rights Act.
The decision upheld the con-
stitutionality of a 1964 provi-
sion of the Civil Rights Act,
which exempted sectarian in-
stitutions from the anti-
discrimination requirements.
The American Jewish Con-
gress filed an amicus (friend-
of-the-court) brief in the case
supporting the Mormon
Church's position. AJCongress
president Theodore Mann
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Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
YAD Business Executives Forum
(lose to 125 young adults had a chance to
network prior to the formal part of the pro-
gram at last month's Business Executives
Forum. The event, sponsored by the Young
Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, was held at the Gover-
nors Club, Phillips Point.
(Left to right) Jodi Spiegel, Jonathon Flah, Beth Wolfsie, and Gail Lieberman.
Jewish Reaction Mixed
Continued from Preceding: Pajre
praised the ruling.
"Today's unanimous
Supreme Court ruling ... af-
fords religious institutions the
breathing room necessary for
them to function," Mann said.
"One need not approve of any
particular instance of
discrimination to recognize
that churches, synagogues and
other religious institutions
cannot be held to the same pro-
scription on religious
discrimination in employment
as commercial or other for-
profit employers."
THE Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith (ADL),
which filed an amicus opposing
the church's position, denounc-
ed the ruling as "unfor-
tunate." The ADL took the
position that the exemption to
the federal legislation is
unconstitutional.
Michael Schultz, chairman of
the ADL National Civil Rights
Committee, said, "Barring a
person who is not a devout
Mormon from employment in a
'health and fitness club' owned
and operated by the Mormon
Church which charges the
general public for admission
and offers the facilities of a
swimming pool, steamrooms,
beauty shops and massage
salons is not consonant with
the ideals of a pluralistic
society."
Schultz warned that
religious institutions may use
the decision as a "green light"
for religious discrimination.
"WHILE A church may cer-
tainly require that employees
involved in its religious mis-
sion be fellow adherents,
under the Court's rationale,
any sectarian 'non-profit'
hospital, nursing home, motel,
or even fast-food franchise
may absolutely bar non-
adherents or non-believers
from employment," Schultz
said.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee did not take a stand
before the ruling because, ac-
cording to a Committee legal
expert, the leadership was
divided on the issue.
Richard Foltin, AJCommit-
tee associate legal director,
said, "We're always pleased
when the court gives weight to
free exercise (of religious) con-
cerns." The decision followed
a second landmark Supreme
Court ruling on religious af-
fairs last week which held that
public schools could not teach
scientific creationism, the
religious theory of creation.
The Mayson case
demonstrates that the Con-
stitution is not hostile to
religious liberty but protects
freedom of religion by
separating religious practice
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Portrait Of The Artists ... As A People
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By WENDY ELLIMAN
There are inevitable dif-
ferences. In Ethiopia, clay or-
naments and dishes were bak-
ed hard in the earth, taking on
dark colors from the glowing
charcoal; in Safed, northern
Israel, the clay is fired in an
electric kiln and keeps its
tawny orange hue.
The looms built in Safed
resemble those used in the
Jewish villages of Ethiopia's
Gondar province, but the cloth
they produce no longer clothes
a people who now prefer
western fashions. And the
priorities of Safed's Ethiopian
craftsmen have moved from
providing life's essential tools
to supplying a growing
market.
But the techniques and style
of Ethiopian Jewish folk art
remain the same in Israel as
they did through 2,500 years in
Ethiopia. Esther Makunan,
who reached Safed two years
ago in the exodus known as
Operation Moses, deftly molds
a lump of damp clay into a six-
inch-high figurine. She adds a
nose, hollows out two eyes.
She suggests hair with half a
dozen firm upright strokes
"hair standing up, like in
Africa," she smiles and
moves to the figurine's arms,
fashioning within them a curv-
ed staff. "In Ethiopia," she
says, "if a man holds a stick,
you know he's important."
Malka is one of 60 Ethiopian
craftsmen and -women in Saf-
ed, who supply the Ethiopian
Handcrafts Company. "The
company was really born in the
Safed absorption centers,"
says Yona Damti, who coor-
dinates the project for the
Amishav Center for Ethiopian
Jews, funded by the United
Jewish Appeal. "The im-
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casual, fun evening with plen-
ty of activities to choose from.
It'll be a great way to socialize
with old friends and meet new
ones in an exciting
atmosphere."
Comprising the Social Com-
mittee are Eric Crawford,
William Einziger, Gary
Greene, Joanne Hujsa, Sharon
Lerner, Terrie Lubin, Susan
Ramus, David Saraga, and
Debbie Stern.
There will be a complimen-
tary bar including light snacks
and locker room facilities will
be available. The cost of the
evening is $15 per person.
Reservations can be made by
check made out to: Jewish
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For more in1, .-..ation, contact
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tor, at the Federation office.
832-2120.
migrants brought their skills
with them: they wove basket-
work to decorate the walls,
embroidered, made musical in-
struments we'd never seen."
During the past two years,
as the immigrants have settled
into Israel, the fostering tradi-
tional craftsmanship has
grown into a venture that is
cultural, educational and
commercial.
"Our first idea was to
preserve ancient skills," says
Damti. "We didn't want to be
in the position of holding
'Ethiopian Evenings' 10 years
from now, to remind Ethiopian
and Israeli Jews of a lost
culture. But we quickly realiz-
ed that the project would be
more than that: Ethiopian
Jewish art is an important
source of information a tool
to help the rest of us get to
know them and their history."
The Ethiopian Art Center
was created two years ago.
Together with the Ethiopian
craftsmen, the framework was
established: a teacher was ap-
pointed and a workshop
rented, a trading license was
obtained and a shop to market
production was opened.
"The shop is non-profit-
making," says Damti. "Sixty,
percent of the purchase price
goes toward running costs,
and 40 percent to the craft-
sman. We believed it very im-
portant that the Center be
operated as an independent
company. It was an opportuni-
ty for Ethiopian immigrants to
learn what a Western commer-
cial enterprise is, and how to
trade according to govern-
ment regulations."
As Ethiopian Jews have
learned about Israeli com-
merce, Israelis have learned
about Ethiopia. "One of the
first things we found out about
was anti-Semitism in
Ethiopia," says Damti. "Pot-
tery and ironwork were
'Jewish' crafts there because
they both used fire; Ethiopian
Christians associated fire with
the Evil Eye something that
only 'Satanic' Jews could work
with. Other crafts were
relegated to the Jews because
they were seen as too menial
to be performed by non-Jews.
Trading skills were rare
among Ethiopian Jews,
because that involved contact
with non-Jews."
The artifacts themselves add
a wealth of information about
life in Jewish Ethiopia.
Mangisto Yalu, who reached
Israel two years ago, today
runs the Ethiopian Craft Shop
in Safed's Old City. He willing-
ly explains his stock to in-
terested customers.
"This woven dish is what we
used to knead ingera, a tradi-
tional food, like pancake," he
says. "This clay figurine is car-
rying a shoulder basket: this
was how our women used to
carry the children. This is a
man's wedding outfit, and this
a woman's. Women never
wore pants. These are every-
day clothes. This embroidered
sash is how we tied them ex-
cept not on Shabbat. God
doesn't allow us to tie knots on
Shabbat, so we didn't wear the
sash then."
The Ethiopian shop has
become a major attraction in
Safed. Every tour bus visits it,
and today with almost a
sixth of Safed residents born
in Ethiopia every gift which
Safed's mayor presents the
town's VIP visitors comes
from the shop.
"Most of our craftsmen have
other jobs, and do this work
for pleasure and for pocket-
money," says Damti. "Esther
Makunan, for example, is a
community paraprofessional
worker."
And Esther, completing her
figurine of an Ethiopian
notable holding his staff, looks
up and says: "In Ethiopia, we
mostly used the clay to make
dishes for food, and only rarely
for ornaments. But whatever
you make, you must make it
well. You must sit it one place,
and work at it till it's
finished."
High Court Denies
Kahane's Appeal
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Supreme Court Monday
(June 29) rejected Rabbi Meir
Kahane's appeal against
Knesset Speaker Shlomo
Hillel, who stripped Kahane of
most of his parliamentary
privileges four weeks ago for
refusing to take the standard
oath of allegiance to the state
of Israel required of all
Knesset members.
The ruling was seen as a
severe blow to Kahane, leader
of the Kach Party and its only
Knesset member. Although
still an MK, he has lost his
parliamentary immunity. He
also is barred by the Speaker
from the plenary chamber and
cannot participate in debate or
vote.
KAHANE TOLD a press
conference after the Supreme
Court ruling that he would
take the oath of allegiance and
then attack the Knesset from
the podium. Hillel declared, "I
will not let this Knesseter
behave disrespectfully to the
Knesset."
Kahane met with Hillel later.
He told reporters afterwards
that he agreed to take the oath
in Arabic. Hillel demanded it
be taken in Hebrew. Kahane's
refusal to take the oath ap-
pears to have less to do with
his religious convictions he
substituted a psalm for the
standard text two weeks ago
than with difficulties over
his U.S. citizenship.
He was asked to take the
oath, usually administered
when a new Knesset convenes,
because he had testified at a
citizenship hearing in an
American court that he had
never pledged allegiance to a
foreign state.
Voice of Israel Radio
reported Monday that Kahane
cabled the U.S. Justice Depart-
ment after the Supreme Court
ruling that he was being forced
to swear allegiance to Israel
but did not want this inter-
preted as a waiver of his
American citizenship.
Israel's Foreign
Currency At
Record High
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel's Foreign currency
reserves stood at a record high
of $4.4 billion at the end of last
month and may soar to an un-
precedented level of $6 billion
by the end of the year. But ac-
cording to Treasury and Bank
of Israel sources, this is not
necessarily a welcome develop-
ment, the Jerusalem Post
reported.
The problem according to
the sources, is that Israel is
paying interest on loans higher
than what it is earning on its
currency reserves and the
possibility that Israel can
retire its foreign debts ahead
of schedule is limited. Israel's
major creditor is the United
States, where the law pro-
hibits early payment of debts
in many cases.
The foreign curency bonanza
is attributable to the heavy in-
flux of foreign currencies,
mainly Dollars into the coun-
try by the private sector since
the sharp devaluation of the
Shekel last January. The
stream of Dollars buying up
cheap Shekels continues, the
report said.
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Rabbi Fink To Serve As PBC
Israel Bonds Rabbinic Chairman
Rabbi Leon B. Fink of Con-
regation Beth Kodesh of
Joynton Beach, will serve as
falm Beach County Rabbinic
Chairman of the 1987 High
[oly Day Appeal of State of
srael Bonds.
As Rabbinic Chairman, Rab-
Fink will help to coordinate
community-wide effort by
)mmunity Rabbis and their
the U.S. and Canada In Rabbis'
studies and in the homes of
congregational leaders.
"We look forward to similar
successes this year here in the
Palm Beaches in our effort to
help the development of
Last year's record-breaking Israel's economy, particularly
congregations in behalf of the
High Holy Day Bond Appeals
which will celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the reunifica-
tion of Jerusalem during the
Six Day War of 1967.
Appeal results were made
possible because of advance
IVRI Bond meetings across
ad Vashem Honors Swiss
Man For WWII Heroism
By TAMAR LEVY
:NEVA (JTA) The Yad
Mshem's "Medal of the Just"
been conferred
sthumously in Jerusalem on
iedrich Born of Switzerland.
a delegate of the Interna-
|nal Red Cross in Budapest
ring World War II, Born
[rked with Swedish diplomat
>ul Wallenberg to rescue
igarian Jews from deporta-
to Nazi death camps.
fnlike Wallenberg, whose
Is have been honored by
Ts and non-Jews the world
Bora's activities remain-
la secret for more than 40
irs. He mentioned them to
one, not even members of
family. He died in 1963.
JORN WORKED in close
llaboration with Wallenberg
Id in consultation with the
/iss Consul in Budapest,
Luntz.
f hile he made use of his Red
ross status, his mission was
fcrsonal and he assumed sole
jfsponsibility. According to
e Swiss Weekly
'onstruire," Born had no
loice. Max Huber, who was
resident of the International
lommittee of the Red Cross
|CRC) at the time, opposed
ly action to save Jews. Huber
>nsidered the plight of Jews
internal problem of the
lungarians in which the
imanitarian organization
lould not interfere.
The world finally learned of
forn's courage and dedication
saving Jewish lives through
le tireless research of an
sraeli lawyer, Arieh Ben-Tov,
whose family perished at
Luschwitz. Ben-Tov gained ac-
jss to Red Cross archives in
Israel Faces
Brain Drain
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
train drain from Israel is
ching serious proportions.
Lccording to a survey by the
association for the Study of
'migration, 224 of the coun-
's senior scientists, all of
iem holding doctorates and
jcializing in the hard
liences, left Israel during the
st year.
Most of them went to the
1.8. and the remainder to
Western Europe. Five promi-
lent scientists of the Weiz-
in Institute departed last
lonth. They said they were
ting abroad because of the
ck of proper working condi-
ions here.
According to data provided
i>y the Ministry of Immigration
[and Absorption, 32,000 univer-
[sity graduates from Israel are
presently working in the U.S.
They include 8,000 engineers.
Geneva and interviewed of-
ficials of the Swiss govern-
ment in Bern and the World
Jewish Congress.
WALLENBERG, a Swedish
diplomat, saved Jews by
sheltering them in the Swedish
Embassy and providing
Swedish documents. Born
acted similarly. He recruited
4,000 Jews as employees of the
Red Cross, issuing them ICRC
papers.
through subscriptions to the
highly attractive IVRI Bond,"
said Rabbi Fink.
The IVRI Bond currently
pays 6.33 percent interest and
is available for a minimum of
$5,000, or $2,000 for IRA ac-
counts only.
The focus during this year's
holiday Bond effort will be on
the sale of IVRI Bonds to con-
gregants for themselves, for
pension funds and
foundations.
"In this 20th year of
reunited Jerusalem, let us join
to give continued impetus to
Israel's economic development
through a maximum number of
IVRI Bond subscriptions dur-
ing the holidays," Rabbi Fink
said.
H. Loy Anderson (center) President of Florida National
Bank/Palm Beach County, presents a check to Rubin L.
Breger (right) Executive Director, Development Corporation
for State of Israeli Bonds, and Dr. Emanuel Newmark, Co-
Chair for the Palm Beach Committee for the State of Israeli
Bonds, for the purchase of a second million dollar financial
instrument from the Development Corporation for Israel in
support of Israel's economic development. Proceeds from the,
State of Israel instruments remain in the United States and
are used for purchases to help develop Israel's infrastructure
and to promote its industrial and agricultural efforts. This
second million dollar investment represents a continued in-
volvement by Florida National Bank.
where shopping
isopteosure,
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10,1987
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNrTY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americana Act, funded by
Gulf stream Area Agency on Aging, provides a variety of ser-
vices 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 Righto Act.
KOSHER MEALS
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches and a
variety of activities. In-
teresting lectures, films,
celebrations, games, card play-
ing and nutritional education
are some of the programs of-
fered at the Center.
Watermelon fests, special
dessert treats, contests are
also planned. Summer is a
great time at the JCC.
Transportation is available.
Reservations are required.
Call Lillian at 689-7703. No fee
is required but contributions
are requested.
NEWS
KOSHER MEAL
ACTIVITY
JCC Matinee Day. Come to
the JCC every Wednesday,
beginning July 1. Lunch, pop-
corn, drinks, will be served
with an old time film. See your
favorite movie along with a
hot, delicious lunch.
Highlights of the Kosher
Meal Program:
July 13, Games with Fred
Bauman.
July 14, Group Discussion.
July 15, JCC Matinee.
July 16, "Florida Power and
Light."
July 17, Shabbat Services.
July 20, Games with Fred
Bauman.
July 21, Southern Bell.
July 22, "Chronic Pain and
how to live with it." Dr. Allen
Sodowsky.
July 23, To Be Announced.
July 24, Shabbat Services.
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
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7703.
TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, who must go
to treatment centers, doctor's
offices, hospitals and nursing
homes to visit spouses, social
service agencies and nutrition
centers. We service the han-
dicapped in our special lift
vehicle. There is no fee for this
service but participants are en-
couraged to contribute their
fair share. Reservations must
be made at least 48 hours in
advance. For more informa-
tion and/or reservations,
please call 689-7703 and ask
for Helen or Norma in the
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Palm Beach Jr. College
Continuing Education, South
The Junior College provides
instructors at the Jewish Com-
munity Center. There are no
fees for these classes but par-
ticipation is encouraged to
make contributions at the
sessions.
Coping with Alzheimer's at
home Thursdays at 9:30
a.m.
OTHER CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Speakers Club. Thursdays at
10 a.m.
Timely Topics. Mondays 2
p.m. Reservations can be made
for lunch prior to the program
(at 1:15 p.m.) by calling
689-7703.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Health Insurance. Third
Thursday of each month. Call
for appointment or informa-
tion at 689-7703.
Home Financial Manage-
ment. First and third Wednes-
day at 1:30 p.m. By
appointment.
JCC CANASTARAMA
AND LUNCH
Sophie and Morris Langbort
are presenting
"Canastarama." Lunch will be
served at noon, followed by
Canastarama. There will be
prizes, refreshments and fun.
Make your tables and come to
the JCC Canastarama. No fee
Contributions are re-
quested. For reservations,
pleace call Ruth at 689-7703.
Beginners Canasta. Learn
how to play Canasta with Mor-
ris Langbort who will teach
persons how to play. Tuesdays
at 1:30 p.m. Cost: Members, $1
Non-Members, $1.50. Please
call Ruth for reservations at
689-7703.
VOLUNTEER
NEWS AND VIEWS
Volunteers are always need-
ed at the Jewish Community
Center. We have a full summer
program and it is a great time
to join us. We always need peo-
ple to work with us in the
Kosher Meal Program, for
mailings and for our new ex-
citing programs.
JCC LIBRARY
Did you know that the JCC
Senior Center has a beautiful
collection of books and paper-
backs? Sophie and Morris
Langbort have catagorized the
books for your convenience.
Stop in, browse, and borrow a
book. Large print books are
also available.
WISH LIST
VCR.
Projector Equipment.
Gardening Equipment.
Horticulturist and persons
interested in gardening.
Musicians interested in for-
ming a JCC Senior Orchestra
call Ruth at 689-7703.
Volunteer Leaders to:
1. Teach Arts and Crafts.
2. Develop a Choral Group.
3. Start a Garden Club
Comedians to establish
laugh sessions.
COUNCIL
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Nov. 15-18, Lido Spa. All facilities, gratuities included
and transportation.
Nov. 23-27, Thanksgiving Cruise, four nights on the 'Car-
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Limited reservations.
HADASSAH
The national Hadassah convention, celebrating 75 years
of Hadassah, will take place July 12-15 in Baltimore, Md.,
birth place of founder, Henrietta Szold.
Officers and members from Palm Beach, Martin and St.
Lucie counties will be part of this annual event.
The theme of the convention is "Cherish the Past, Chart
the Future." The Honorable George Schultz, Secretary of
State of the United States will be honored with the
Henrietta Szold award.
Helen Nussbaum, president of Shalom West Palm
Beach Chaper, will represent the Chapter at the 73rd Na-
tional Convention of Hadassah to be held in Baltimore July
12-15.
A pre-Labor Day weekend, Aug. 28-31, has been schedul-
ed at the Tarleton Hotel, Miami Beach.
Tikvah Chapter coming events:
July 22, Matinee at Burt Reynolds Theatre -"Olympus
on My Mind"
Aug. 9, Brunch and Card Party.
Oct. 21, Matinee at Burt Reynolds Theatre "The King
and I."
Nov.25, Thanksgiving weekend, five days at the Carib-
bean Hotel, Miami Beach.
Dec. 14, Regency Spa, Miami Beach.
Jan. 26, Hadassah Medical Organization Luncheon at
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Cabinet Scraps Two-Tier
Tuition Scheme For
University Students
Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Cabinet reached a compromise
agreement Sunday (June 28) on
the issue of university tuition fees
that apparently is acceptable to all
parties. It reversed its most con-
troversial decision to establish a
two-tier system of lower fees for
veterans of the Israel Defense
Force, which much of the public
saw as direct discrimination
against Arab students who are
barred by law from serving in the
military.
All students will now pay an an-
nual fee of $1,350, about $100 less
than the current fee. The govern-
ment will provide a $4.5 million
subsidy for the financially hard-
pressed universities to help
reduce their deficits. The sum is
less than the universities had ask-
ed for.
The Cabinet decision was a com-
promise between Education
Minister Yitzhak Navon, who had
Majority Of Israelis
Sympathize With
West Bank Settlers
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
majority of Israelis polled this
month sympathize to greater
or lesser degree with the
behavior of Jewish settlers in
the West Bank who have been
sharply criticized by the Israel
Defense Force for violent ac-
tions against the local Arab
population most recently
the armed attack on the
Daheisha refugee camp the
night of June 6.
Vaad
Continued from Page 2
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The Vaad Hakashrut is
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pressed for lower fees, and
Finance Minister Moshe Nissim,
who insisted the Treasury could
not afford additional subsidies.
The Cabinet acted under grow-
ing pressure from students and
the universities. The Board of
Governors of the Hebrew Univer-
sity in Jerusalem, Israel's oldest
and largest institution of higher
learning, voted last month not to
open for the 1987-88 academic
year unless a "realistic balanced
budget" can be achieved for the
next fiscal year.
The Governors said this was
contingent on a "realistic commit-
ment" of financial assistance from
the government and "if deemed
appropriate, a revision in the
schedule of tuition fees."
The Hebrew University's
budget for the current fiscal year,
which ends September 30, is about
$124 million. Its current
operating deficit is about $20
million and the accumulated
deficit for this year is estimated at
$83-84 million.
On June 8, the Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County celebrated
the school's 11th annual graduation as 14
students completed their eighth grade
preparation for high school. The graduates
were: (left to right) Bryan Benilous, Craig
Dober, Michael Gordon, Jason Feuer,
Zachary Berg, Eddie Mullen, Seth Virshup;
(sitting) Beryl Cohen, Karen GI or sky, Dana
Brass, Michal Wall, Shona Paston, Elissa
Lord, Jillian Rosenbach. The graduates
gave brief presentations in English on at-
tributes of "The Jewish People" and in
Hebrew on "Models Among the Jewish
People." The keynote speaker during
graduation ceremonies was Irving Salins, a
member of the Honorary Board of Direc-
tors, who spoke on "Goals." Jillian was
named class valedictorian and Elissa was
named salutatorian.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 10, 1987
Synagogue News
GOLDEN LAKES
TEMPLE
Sisterhood is having a
luncheon-card party on Tues-
day, July 28, at noon in the
Temple social hall. Everyone is
invited to attend. For ticket in-
formation call the Temple of-
fice between 9 and noon.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Shabbat Family Services will
be held in the new synagogue
building on Friday evening.
July 10, 8 p.m. Rabbi Levine
will share a story with the
children and bestow a special
blessing upon July birthday
celebrants.
Jacquline Anne Mack,
daughter of Larry and Susan
Mack will be named at Sabbath
Services, Friday, July 17, 8
p.m. Leon Kahn will receive a
blessing in honor of his 85th
birthday.
Dena Ariel Schwartz,
daughter of Dr. Steven
Schwartz and Susan Wolf-
Schwartz will be named in the
Temple's first Chapel Sabbath
morning service, Saturday, Ju-
ly 18 at 10:30 a.m. The Chapel
is designed for a more intimate
worship experience and
features a dramatic skylight
over the Ark.
For more information, call
the Temple office and arrange
for an appointment to tour the
new synagogue building.
New SCA Head Vows To Build Bridges
By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman, the
newly elected president of the
Synagogue Council of
America, promised that as
leader of the organization he
will strive to bridge the gaps
and iron out the differences
between the three major bran-
ches of Judaism.
"We are going to deepen the
cooperation and understan-
ding between Conservative,
Orthodox and Reform
Judaism," Klaperman said in
an interview with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency shortly
after his election to the in-
fluential post. He succeeded
Rabbi Herbert Baumgard of
Miami.
THE SCA, which comprises
the rabbinic and congrega-
tional branches of Conser-
vative, Orthodox and Reform
Judaism, "brings together on
a daily basis the leadership of
the three branches in
Judaism," Klaperman pointed
out. "Despite many dif-
ferences among these consti-
tuent agencies, they continue
to seek a community of in-
terest and to focus on a wide
range of moral and social pro-
blems which our society
faces," he said.
"The SCA," he added, "as a
coordinating body, has been
able to achieve a unique level
of cooperation among these
religious bodies. The SCA is
the only national represen-
tative Jewish religious body
that can speak today with one
voice to the Christian world, to
governmental agencies and
the United Nations."
Asked about the priorities
and major challenges facing
the SCA in the coming years,
Klaperman said he sees a ma-
jor task in making the
synagogue once again "the
central institution of the
Jewish community."
Klaperman asserted that in
too many instances, the
synagogue 'has been pushed to
the periphery of the decision-
making process in the larger
Jewish community."
KLAPERMAN, who has
served Congregation Beth
Shalom of Lawrence, New
York, since 1950, said that the
SCA "is committed to
strengthening the synagogue
so that it be "a strong partner
with Federations, Jewish com-
munity relations councils and
Jewish secular bodies in ad-
dressing the challenges facing
us as Jews and as citizens of
the wider world."
The SCA acts as the
representative Jewish
religious voice to national and
international Christian
organizations, deals with
Jewish concerns relating to
social and humanitarian pro-
blems, and represents the
Jewish religious community to
the White House, State
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Department, Congress and the
United Nations, Klaperman
explained.
On humanitarian and social
issues, he said the SCA will in-
tensify its efforts to address
the needs of the Jewish ter-
minally ill and their families.
He pointed out that the SCA's
first national conference on
hospices for the Jewish com-
munity and its nationwide pro-
gram of education, guidelines
for synagogues, hospice
newsletters which collect and
disseminate information about
developing Jewish hospice pro-
grams, "have stimulated
synagogues."
"THE CRITICAL
challenge," the Rabbi said, "is
to develop sufficient numbers
of trained Jewish volunteer
care givers to work with the
Jewish terminally ill who are
currently embraced by hospice
programs predominantly
under Christian or secular
auspices."
Klaperman disclosed that
the SCA will undertake a na-
tional Jewish registration
drive, because "the findings of
the SCA's recent Jewish voter
registration studies in
Southern Florida indicated
dramatically the need to
educate and register Jews to
vote."
Another goal of the SCA,
Klaperman said, is "to inten-
sify working relationships and
achieve new accords with ma-
jor Christian religious bodies
in the U.S. and elsewhere."
The SCA represents 2,500
Conservative, Orthodox and
Reform synagogues in
America. It has 3,500 rabbis
and about four million
members.
Bar Mitzvah
ERIC LEVINE
Eric Levine, son of Linda
and Reggie Levine, was called
to the Torah on June 27 at
Temple Beth Zion, Royal Palm
Beach. Rabbi Seymour Fried-
man officiated.
Eric attends Crestwood Mid-
dle School, and was recently
inducted into the National
Junior Honor Society. He likes
swimming, roller skating,
painting and drawing and is in-
terested in computers and
Math.
Celebrating with Eric and
his parents, were his brother
Mark, sister Michele, maternal
grandparents, Dotty and Jerry
Pershes of Lake Worth, and
paternal grandparents Minna
and Sidney Levine of Ft.
Lauderdale.
Candle Lighting Time
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^Z^r51 July 17 7:56 p.m.
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 38435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
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 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
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, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. 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.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation
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.
ORTHODOX
CONGREGATION AITZ 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.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night
services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 335-7620.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
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
793-2700.
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: 100 N. Chillingworth Dr., West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
471-1526.



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Friday, July 10, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Jewish Men More Likely
To Marry Non-Jews
NEW YORK (JTA) A
detailed study of non-Jewish-
born spouses in mixed mar-
riages has confirmed that
Jewish men are much more
likely to marry non-Jewish
women than the reverse and
that women are more likely to
convert than men.
The study was sponsored by
the American Jewish Commit-
tee. It also found that most
non-Jewish-born partners
found it easy to integrate into
the Jewish community, though
few had been exposed to com-
munity "outreach" efforts.
But they felt that born Jews
lacked understanding for the
converts' particular situation.
The study was conducted by
Dr. Egon Mayer, professor of
sociology at Brooklyn College,
and Dr. Amy Avgar, assistant
director of the AJCommittee's
William Petschek National
Jewish Family Center.
They based their findings on
responses to questionnaires
mailed in 1985 to a nationwide
sample of born non-Jews mar-
ried to Jews. Of the 309
respondents, 109 had con-
verted to Judaism and 200 had
not. Mayer reported that while
74 percent of the respondents
were women, a higher propor-
tion, 86 percent of the women,
were converts.
The study found that con-
verts tended to have
somewhat more education and
higher income than non-
Documents Reveal Hitler
Ordered Mass Murder
UNITED NATIONS -
(JTA) A preliminary study
of the 500 files Israel obtained
from the United Nations War
Crimes Commission archive on
June 5 confirms that the Nazis
embarked on the extermina-
tion of Jews in the early stages
of World War II, with the ac-
tive participation of Adolf
Hitler, the Israel Mission to
the United Nations has
disclosed.
The documents revealed for
the first time that Hitler per-
sonally ordered the mass
murder of 10,000 Jewish
women and children in the
Latvian village of Skirotawa,
near Riga, in 1941, while
Jewish men were sent to slave-
labor camps.
ACCORDING TO the
Israelis, this is the first
documentary evidence of
Hitler's direct involvement in
the destruction of European
Jews. Historians until now
have been unable to find writ-
ten orders from Hitler setting
the "Final Solution" into
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Study of the archives also
revealed that of the 142,000
Czech Jews killed as of July
1943, 51,000 were women and
49,000 were under age 21.
The documents under study
include the files on Hitler, his
deputy Martin Bormann,
Reichsmarshal Hermann Goer-
ing, Propaganda Minister
Josef Goebbels, Reichsfuhrer
Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard
Heydrich, Auschwitz death
camp doctor Josef Mengele
and Klaus Barbie, the former
Gestapo chief in Lyon current-
ly on trial there for crimes
against humanity.
The Israel Mission said there
is additional information on
medical experiments perform-
ed on inmates of various death
camps and a comprehensive
list of the Nazi officers who
operated the Maidenek,
Stothoff and Treblinka death
camps.
converts and appeared to have
been more favorably disposed
toward Judaism than non-
converts. Women were more
likely to convert if they con-
sidered religious affiliation im-
portant to begin with and felt
conversion to Judaism would
be important to her husband.
About two-thirds of the con-
verts and approximately one-
third of the non-converts view-
ed the Jewish family into
which they married as being
"very" or "moderately"
religious. According to Mayer,
"This might imply that many
of them were actively en-
couraged to convert to
Judaism by their Jewish
families." Conversely, con-
verts were more likely than
non-converts to perceive their
own parents as being "not at
all" religious or "anti-
religious."
More than 70 percent of the
marriages involving a convert
were performed by a rabbi
compared to 21 percent of
those involving a non-convert.
But nearly 84 percent of the
converts and 45 percent of
non-converts said they had ap-
proached a rabbi to officiate at
their marriage.
The study found that the
Jewish behavior and attitudes
of converts resembled born
Jews affiliated with Orthodox,
Conservative or Reform
Judaism in America.
More than 68 percent of the
converts, compared to 34.8
percent of non-converts,
described themselves as
"very" or "moderately"
religious. Similarly, 84 percent
of converts and 44.8 percent of
non-converts thought it was
"important to have a religious
identity"; 73.8 percent of the
converts and 59.5 percent of
non-converts felt "a personal
need to pray"; and 78.7 per-
cent of converts and 62.2 per-
cent of non-converts expressed
belief in supernatural forces.
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Netanya Chapter, Red Mogen David for Israel, held its in-
stallation of new officers luncheon at Iva's Eatery on June 1
attended by seventy members and guests. Ed Starr (fifth from
left) President, was the installing officer. He expressed his
thanks to Jean Peckman for arranging the party, Lou
Perlman, (sixth from left) for his successful membership
drive, Sam Finkenthal, (left) Chairman of Yiddish Culture for
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publicity for the chapter. The new officers are President, Ed-
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Bernstein; (right), Recording Secretary, Lillian Moskowitz;
(seventh from left) Corresponding Secretary, Blanche
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the Board, Lou Perlman.
AJCommittee Denounces
Smith's Latest 'Advice'
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Rev. Bailey Smith, a fun-
damentalist Christian leader,
has once again recommended
that Jews be "born again."
Smith, a former president of
the Southern Baptist Conven-
tion, gained notoriety in 1980
when he said that "God
Almighty doesn't hear the
prayer of a Jew." He subse-
quently apologized.
Addressing the Conference
of Southern Baptist
Evangelists in St. Louis June
17, Smith said that "unless
they (Jews) repent and get
born again, they don't have a
prayer."
Rabbi A. James Rudin, direc-
tor of interreligious affairs of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, said: "Smith's recent
statement clearly reveals that
he remains where he was
seven years ago: a self-
imposed prisoner "in a
theological swamp of narrow
triumphalism and religious
imperialism."
But, Rudin noted, "his
negative views and limited
understanding of Jews and
Judaism are daily being
repudiated by an increasing
number of Christian bodies
and leaders, including
members of his own Southern
Baptist Convention and most
recently the Presbyterian
Church U.S.A."
According to a tape of
Smith's remarks in St. Louis
the fundamentalist leader said:
"I'm not against the Jewish
people. Unless they repent and
get born again, they don't have
a prayer. You say, 'Man, that's
going to cause you trouble." I
don't care what trouble it
causes. I love the Jewish peo-
ple, and the greatest love you
can have for the Jews or
anybody else is to tell them
without Jesus Christ you don't
have a hope. That's the only
hope there is. Through Jesus
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Waldheim
Continued from Pag* 1
their scheduled meeting with
him Sept. 11 in Miami during
his visit to the U.S. Some
declared flatly that they would
not participate.
In Paris, Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres,
presently visiting Western
Europe, said on television that
the Pope should have realized
the "symbolic implications" of
his gesture toward Waldheim.
Speaking in French, Peres also
recalled some "unanswered
questions" about the Vatican's
attitude toward the Holocaust
during World War II.
"WE EXPRESS our shock
and distress that the prestige
and moral standing of the
Vatican were bestowed
without qualification on Kurt
Waldheim, whose complicity in
Nazi crimes and his failure to
acknowledge them or repent
have led to his being barred
from the United States and
other Western countries," a
statement released jointly by
seven national and interna-
tional Jewish organizations
said.
It was signed by the
American Jewish Committee,
ADL, World Jewish Congress,
B'nai B'rith, American Jewish
Congress, National Jewish
Community Relations Ad-
visory Council and the
Synagogue
America.
Council of
The statement noted that
"Waldheim sought the ap-
pearance of moral exoneration
from Pope John Paul II. By the
Pontiff's agreeing to the
meeting and failure to speak to
the issue of moral accountabili-
ty for heinous acts, Waldheim
has not only advanced the pro-
cess of whitewashing his past
but of obliterating a reality
and memory which the world
forgets at its peril. We refuse
in conscience to acquiesce to
that revision of history.
"WE APPRECIATE our
many Catholic friends and
others who have spoken out
publicly, who have felt our
pain and who have lent their
voices to ours. We look for-
ward to continued construc-
tive relations with them."
In his separate statement for
the ADL, Levinson said, "The
Pope's silence is tragically
reminiscent of the Church's
silence less than 50 years ago
the hypocrisy of welcoming
and praising Waldheim as an
outstanding diplomat is offen-
sive and damaging to the pro-
gress in Catholic-Jewish
relations."
Levinson added that the
ADL is reconsidering its par-
ticipation in the Sept. 11
meeting with the Pope in
Miami.
Klaperman said, "The
Pope's praise of Waldheim's
diplomatic career at the
United Nations as 'dedicated
to the securing of peace' must
be challenged in light of the
fact that it was during his
tenure that the UN passed the
infamous resolution equating
Zionism with racism."
HE ADDED: This makes all
the more imperative the
substantive meeting with the
Pope called for by the
Synagogue Council of America
and other major Jewish
organizations. We hope that
the Vatican will agree quickly
that this meeting is timely and
critical for Vatican-Jewish
relations."

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