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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BIACH
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VOLUME 13 NUMBER 24
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 24,1967
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Rabbi Calls
Zionist Ballot
Grand 'Sham'
Some of the 1,000 delegates to the annual
assembly of the Jewish Agency gathered in
the reopened courtyard of the Agency
building in Jerusalem last week to reaffirm
their 'identification with the vision and
JTA/WZN News Photo
deeds' of Israel's first Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion, who became chairman
of the Agency in 1925 and led his people for
the next 30 yearn.
By MARGIE OLSTER
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Several American Zionist
organizations have accused the
American Zionist Federation
of bias and inconsistency in the
penalties it leveled against
their slates in the recently con-
cluded elections to the 31st
World Zionist Congress.
Penalties were a direct
result of the findings of
Equifax, an independent
auditing firm hired by AZF,
which administered the
American elections. Veteran
Zionists said the Equifax
audits of the 14 Zionist
organizations' membership in
this election were the strictest
they could remember.
EQUIFAX TOOK a random
sample of two percent of each
organization's membership list
and checked that:
Membership could be
Continued op Page 13
ADL
Nat Perlmutter Dead of Cancer At 64
Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith since 1979, died Sunday,
July 12 at Memorial Sloan-
Kettering in Manhattan. He
was 64.
Mr.
many
Perlmutter was for
years director of the
Florida office of the ADL in
Miami.
He was a recipient last
month of the 1987 Presidential
Medal of Freedom, America's
highest civilian award, for his
public service in making it "his
life work to champion human
dignity. He is a hero indeed,"
President Reagan said in mak-
ing the presentation, "a hero
of the human spirit."
IN MAY, New York City
Mayor Edward I. Koch
presented him with the
Eleanor Roosevelt Human
Rights Award "for extraor-
dinary courage, enduring
humanity, unshakeable faith in
a world without prejudice," at
a luncheon ceremony at Gracie
Mansion.
In March, he was awarded
an Honorary Degree of Doctor
of Humane Letters from
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion. The cita-
tion described him as a
"devoted Jewish leader,
distinguished attorney and
outstanding citizen whose
name has been synonymous
with vigorously combatting
bigotry and discrimina-
ation ."
Last January, President
Reagan paid special tribute to
him on the occasion of Mr.
Perlmutter's receiving the
B'nai B'rith International
Presidential Gold Medallion
for Humanitarianism at a gala
luncheon at New York's Mar-
riott Marquis Hotel.
REAGAN SAID in a letter
read at the event: "I want to
pay tribute to you for your
decades of courageous,
Continued on Page IS
Nathan Perlmutter
Refusenik Ida Nudel Says
She and Others Are Being Used
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Soviet refusenik Ida Nudel
believes that she and other
long-time refuseniks are being
used by the Soviet leadership
as bargaining chips for future
East-West negotiations.
Nudel acknowledged that
more exit visas are being
Inside
Israeli Scouts st Csmp
Shalom... page 3
JCCampus ... page 3
Edwin Black... paga 5
Updata... Opinion
By Toby Wilk .. page 7
'Who la Jaw?'... paga 8
granted to Soviet Jews, but is
pessimistic about her own
chances of receiving a visa
soon. She was interviewed
Thursday (July 9), by JTA
Bonn correspondent David
Kantor, who was accompany-
ing West German President
Richard Von Weizsacker on
his visit to the Soviet Union.
Nudel has been denied a visa
on grounds that she is privy to
state secrets. She worked
years ago for a scientific in-
stitute doing microbiological
research. "The only secret I
know is that the Soviet Union
is 100 years behind the U.S.
and Japan in microbiology,"
she told the reporters. Israel
Television broadcast part of an
interview its European cor-
respondent, Yisrael Segal, had
with refusenik Joseph Begun
at his Moscow apartment
Wednesday night (July 8).
Victor Duke
Memorial Draws
Support For Campus
Hannah Duke
The Victor Duke Memorial Tribute Fund, recently established by friends of the
late community leader, has drawn tremendous support for the new Jewish Com-
munity Center, which will be located on the planned Jewish Community Campus.
"We are very happy," said Hannah Duke, in talking about the response to the
establishment of the tribute to her late husband. "Victor was deeply involved in
this community, and worked with people on many things to improve the quality
of life here. It is these people who recognize how important a fine JCC is to all of
ua."
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the Campus Community Campaign, added that
the initial response to a letter announcing the Duke Fund has been far greater
than anticipated. In addition, a Committee for the Victor Duke Fund has been
established and is working to give all of those who would like to take part in the
tribute the opportunity to do so.
A unit in the new Jewish Community Center will be selected for dedication in
the name of Victor Duke, with all donors appropriately recognized. "It is impor-
tant to remember," said Messing, "that pledges to this fund may be paid over a
period of five years."
Contributions may be sent to the Jewish Community Campus Capital Cam-
paign, 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, ear-
marked for the Victor Duke Memorial Tribute Fund. For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, Capital Campaign Director, at the Federation office,
832-2120.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 24, 1987
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Reports From The Field:
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee
Funds raised from the Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal campaign support the efforts of the JDC in helping
to improve the quality of life for Jews in otter SO countries
around the world.
From Evelyn Peters, JDC Early Childhood Education
Consultant, on a visit to Morocco:
"Everywhere (in the Jewish schools) one sees the em-
phasis on the celebration of the Jewish Holidays and Shab-
bat. There is almost a childlike pleasure and pride in re-
counting how one celebrated Purim, or how the children
made their own Hagadot this year, etc. Teachers will spend
hours of extra time so that children might have pleasure
from the Jewish holidays.
"The children in general are relaxed, very much at ease
in their schools, comfortable, having a great time. Most of
the classes are as good as anything one can find in France
... A pride in being Jewish, a joy in celebrating Judaism, a
knowledge of songs, prayers, games turning around
Hebrew is exemplary."
From Leon Leiberg, Country Director for India, in Delhi
and Bombay:
"This first visit by the country director to Delhi became a
rich experience of viewing first-hand the tiny Jewish com-
munity in the capital city (25 members) and its impact on
the general community. The stature of Mr. (Ezra) Kollet
(president of the local Jewish community) has made all the
difference, and his interest, dedication, and scholarship
have created a solid basis of accomplishments, unique in
this country and difficult to replicate elsewhere. The
building, erected with a sizable contribution of the JDC,
serves as rallying point and is fully utilized by many groups
in addition to Jewish ones, much on the model of better
community centers in the United States ...
"(In Bombay) the Sephardic Center is involved at many
levels and with many things with the purpose of
strengthening Jewish life and fostering aliyah, paticularly
for the young ... because of the peculiar Indian situation,
the long-standing lack of rabbinical supervision, extensive
intermarriage, and missing documents required by the rab-
binical authorities before emigration can be contemplated,
continuing movement to Israel is limited. This does not
mean, however, that strong attempts are not made to over-
come the problems. The Israel alternative is still a possibili-
ty which can be strengthened by scholarships, visits, and
basic community organization work."
From Ilene Hyman, Jewish Service Corps Volunteer in
Morocco:
"My most successful volunteer program is with the
Senior Citizen Kollel program at Ozar Hatorah. Approx-
imately 20 to 30 seniors and youth attend each morning for
a study program. I have arranged with its director to have
one of these attendees escort the participating residents
from the (old age) "Home" each morning to assist me with
the exercise classes and games ...
"Another volunteer program involves the ORT hair-
dressing students. We have been going to ORT bi-weekly
for hairstylings, dyes, etc., but there are a number of young
girls who have volunteered to come to the "Home" on Fri-
day afternoons to give manicures, apply make-up, etc....
"Finally I would like to mention one very special
volunteer who has been assisting me on a regular basis
with all activities and outings since Succoth. He is a very
responsible youth who works delightfully well with all the
residents and appreciates the importance of the involve-
ment of the Home with other community organizations and
of the continuity of this work."
From Evelyn Peters, JDC Early Childhood Education
Consultant, in Nice:
'Kerem Menachem, the Lubavitch kindergarten, is well
Continued on Pafe 13-
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard Suite 104
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
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An outstanding professional and counseling agency serving the
Jewish community of Palm Beech County. Professional and
confidential help is available tor:
Problems of the aging
Consultation and
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Vocational Guidance
Marital counseling
Parent-child conflicts
Personal problems
Elder Support Network
684-1991
Moderate fees are charged in family and individual counseling to
those who can pay. (Fees are based on Income and family size.)
The Jewish Family and Children's Services Is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
A 'Communication of Conscience* aimed at
the Vatican following the audience granted
by Pope John Paul II to Austrian's Presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim was announced at a
meeeting in Miami recently. Left to right
are Robert L. Novack, Southern Region
Director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center,
which also launched the national petition
drive in Los Angeles and New York; Rabbi
Meyer May, National Director for Develop-
ment; Florida State Rep. Elaine Bloom;
Miami Beach Vice Mayor Abe Resnick and
Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud.
Mayors of 3 U.S. Cities On Papal Tour Have Lent
Their Support To Wiesenthal Center
Initiative Urging Vatican Recognition of Israel
In press briefings in Miami, Los Angeles
and New York, the Simon Wiesenthal Center
announced the launching of a major national
petition drive aimed at the Vatican in the
aftermath of the controversial Pope-
Waldheim meeting. Mayors Alex Daoud of
Miami Beach, Tom Bradley of Los Angeles
and Dianne Feinstein of San Francisco have
lent their names to this drive.
The "Communication of Conscience," ad-
dressed to Pope John Paul II, not only pro-
tests the honor accorded to Waldheim by the
Pope, but calls for the Vatican to promptly
recognize the State of Israel, borne out of the
ashes of Auschwitz. "Let not the record of
history read that the Vatican, which was
among those which recognized Hitler's Third
Reich a regime that murdered Jews fail-
ed to recognize the State which stands as the
universal symbol of Jewish renewal," the
petition reads in part.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean of the Wiesenthal
Center, emphasized that "Now is not the time
for a kind word, but rather for a noble deed."
At each press conference survivors joined
with the public officials in signing the peti-
tion. Present at the Miami press conference,
in addition to Mayor Daoud, was Wiesenthal
Center National Director for Development
Rabbi Meyer May, Southern Region Director
for Development Robert L. Novak, State
Representative Elaine Bloom and Holocaust
survivors Rita Hofrichter, Maurice Rittner
Holocaust
Sculpture
Bites Dust
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The municipality took legal ac-
tion this week to remove a con-
troversial Holocaust memorial
sculpture from its location at
the Western Wall, triggering a
personal attack on Mayor Ted-
dy Kollek by former
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
Shlomo Groren.
Goren charged that the
Mayor's hatred of Orthodoxy
was behind the legal action.
Kollek rejected Goren's charge
as spurious and insulting. He
said his record proved his sen-
sitivity to the needs of the
city's Orthodox population.
But the sculpture was
erected without the requisite
municipal licenses.
and Abe Resnick, who is also Vice Mayor of
Miami Beach.
Among other public officials to have signed
the petition are Congressmen Mel Levine (D.,
Calif.), David Dreier (R., Calif.), Wayne
Owens, (D., Utah), Tom Lantos (D., Calif.),
Les AuCoin (D. Ore.), John Bryant (D., Tex.),
Theodore Weiss (D.f N.Y.), and Charles E.
Schumer (D., N.Y.), California State Senator
David Roberti, Speaker of the California
State Assembly Willie Brown, and New York
City Councilman Robert J. Dryfoos.
The Center's 362,000 member families will
receive the "Communication of Conscience"
in the mail. "Throughout major cities in the
United States," Rabbi Hier reported, "booths
will be set up for signatures from Jews and
non-Jews alike, who are perplexed and
outraged at the Vatican meeting, and who
feel that only a major, concrete step
recognition of the State of Israel can
possibly ensure a meaningful future dialogue
between the Vatican and world Jewry." Rab-
bi Hier also emphasized that the controversy
is not one between American Catholics and
Jews, but an issue which involves the world
Jewish community and the Holy See.
Petitions are available through the Simon
Wiesenthal Center's Los Angeles office, as
well as its regional offices in New York,
Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Jerusalem. In
Miami, contact 13499 Biscayne Boulevard,
North Miami, Florida 33181, or call (305)
944-4500.
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Unique Mission To Israel and Bucharest
October 18-28, 1987
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. A| the Federation OHicr S32-2120


Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Israeli Scouts perform a tug-of-war action song at Camp
Shalom.
A dance from
campers.
'Fiddler on the Roof medley is shared with
Israeli Scout leads campers in a song.
Israeli Scouts
At Camp Shalom
Ten energetic Israeli Boy
and Girl Scouts performed
songs and dances for campers
at Camp Shalom on June 30.
Ater the hour program which
included a medley from "Fid-
dler on the Roof and comedy
sketches, each scout played
games with a group of
campers.
The delegation of
16-17-year-old students is one
of the groups touring the U.S.
and Canada under the auspices
of the Israel Boy and Girl
Scouts Federation. The Israeli
youth are chosen after an in-
tensive evaluation process:
they must meet strict criteria
in leadersip ability, scouting
knowledge and fluency in
English. In preparation for
their performances the young
people train for six months in
Israeli Folk Music and Dance
as well as American customs.
The Caravan also includes an
adult Israeli Scout and one
American leader. They travel
in a mini-van with a trailer at-
tached for their costumes,
backdrop, microphones, props
and personal gear.
Israeli youth can join the
Tsofim (Scouts) at age nine.
The emphasis of the co-
educational program is on
leadership development.
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A Trip To Israel Can Be A
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL:
Lynne Ehrlich, Assistant Campaign Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
(305)832-2120
Jewish Community Campus
Building A Community
Barry and Marjorie Berg have chosen to
dedicate the Gift Shop in the new Jewish
Community Center to be located on the Jewish
Community Campus.
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Edelstein have chosen to
dedicate the Department Head's Office in the
new Jewish Federation Building to be located
on the Jewish Community Campus.
Mr. amd Mrs. Abe Frankel have chosen to
dedicate the Auditorium Ticket Office in the
new Jewish Community Center in memory of
their dearest children, Dr. Saundra Frankel
and Daniel A. Frankel.
Lois Frankel has chosen to dedicate the
Bulletin Board in the Main Lobby of the new
Jewish Community Center to be located on the
Jewish Community Campus in memory of her
father, Edward Frankel.
Helen and Arnold Hoffman have chosen to
dedicate the Theatre Arts Workshop in the
new Jewish Community Center to be located
on the Jewish Community Campus.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Klein have chosen to
dedicate the Teen/Youth Office in the new
Jewish Community Center to be located on the
Jewish Community Campus.
Allen Mason has chosen to dedicate the Mez-
zuzah in the new Jewish Community Center to
be located on the Jewish Community Campus.
Richard and Ellen Rampell have chosen to
dedicate the Trophy Case in the Main Lobby
and Reception Area of the new Jewish Com-
munity Center to be located on the Jewish
Community Campus.
Berenice Rogers has chosen to dedicate a
Group Counseling Room in the new Jewish
Family and Children's Service facility which
will be located on the Jewish Community
Campus.
Steven and Ellen Shapiro have chosen to
dedicate the Fine Arts Facilities in the new
Jewish Community Center to be located on the
Jewish Community Campus.
Linda and Gary Zwickel have chosen to
dedicate the Lobby Sculpture in the
Auditorium of the new Jewish Community
Center to be located in the Jewish Community
Campus.
Despite Firing
Lawyer Says He'll Defend Demjanjuk
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
John Demjanjuk's American
lawyer, Mark O'Connor, said
he would continue to serve as
chief defense counsel for the
suspected war criminal despite
his dismissal by the Demjanjuk
family last month.
"I am personally responsible
for the life of this man,"
O'Connor said at a press con-
ference here. He said he felt it
was his "moral and personal
responsibility" to defend Dem-
janjuk unless relieved of his
duties by the court.
He said the Ukrainian-born
former resident of Cleveland,
Ohio, accused of being the
Treblinka death camp guard
known as "Ivan the Terrible"
was not fully aware of the con-
sequences when he signed a
letter June 30 firing O'Connor
on grounds of "incompet-
ence."
"HE WAS a man who was
totally crestfallen, a man who
was confused," O'Connor said,
indicating that the family is
responsible for changing the
defense team a month before
the case for the defense is to be
presented in Jerusalem
district court. The trial is
presently in recess.
The Demianjuk family re-
tained 0 Connor's two
associates, Israeli lawyer
Yoram Sheftel and John Gill,
an American. It added another
attorney, John Broadley of
Washington, D.C., to the
defense team.
O'Connor was sharply
critical of his two assistants,
particularly Sheftel, whom he
accused of having "connec-
tions" with the prosecution.
He said he would disclose the
Continued on Page 10-
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 24, 1987
Congress Qualifies
Criticism of North
Now that Lt. Col Oliver North has been
caught, so to speak, red-handed, the Congress is
too much of a wimp to do anything about it.
None of the members of the Senate and House,
including some of our favorite legislators, has
had the genuine gumption to ask North at least
one pivotal question, let alone unqualifiedly to
roast him on a whole host of other
considerations.
What everyone at the Iran/Contra hearings
has been doing instead is to keep an eye on the
outburst of public support in the cause of
North's defense expressed either by telegram or
through the various television-newspaper polls
taken since Day One of North's testimony last
week.
What does this support suggest? Like any
other American poll on any other issue, essen-
tially nothing, especially when the pollsters fail
to tell us whose opinions they have asked for.
This is an especially important piece of infor-
mation when we reflect on the fact that
somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 percent of
the American public is functionally il iterate
that is, depending upon whom in the Education
establishment one talks to, an inability to read,
speak, think or write above a certain Elemen-
tary School grade level. Some of these
Educators say fifth grade; others more op-
timistically peg it at sixth grade.
Add to this the fact that few Americans still
read adult-level informational or artistic
literature, but rely instead on the visual televi-
sion experience for what they know, and the pic-
ture is grim indeed when we attempt to make
assessments about what American public opi-
nion really can tell us, unless Dirty Harry is at
issue.
Toady to Public Opinion
Still, it is this public opinion upon which the
Congress has clearly made the decision not to
test Col. North too vigorously and, at every
turn, sycophantically to praise him. For it is this
same public opinion which, in its telegrams and
telephone calls, has regaled both the Colonel and
the Congress with its messages of praise.
Even the best of our congressmen, such as
Republican Sen. Warren Rudman of New Hamp-
shire and Democratic Sen. George Mitchell of
Maine, pointedly reminded North that there
were after all other American patriots than the
handsome Marine himself, including many
Americans who would not necessarily agree
with him on the Iran/Contra issues as he saw
them. But they were nevertheless especially
deferential to North's "forthrightness" and
devotion to duty, wielding the traditional carrot
and stick to make their point.
How could this be? Did not North admit that
he was a liar, cheat, dissembler, shredder of in-
formation in the public domain who was only too
glad to circumvent the Constitution of the
United States because it did not suit his private
ideology?
Lt. Col. North's entire testimony was based on
his belief that what a colonel does is to salute his
superiors smartly and then charge up the hill
a euphemism for the notion that a so dier's duty
is not to ask the reason why but mere y to do and
die.
Still, he also insisted that neither he nor any
other Reagan Administration official did
anything wrong in carrying out President
Reagan's Iran/Contra policy, not even the Presi-
dent himself, since the Constitution reserves for
the President the power to conduct foreign
policy. And so Mr. Reagan could do just that
without any consideration of legal restraints
that would otherwise hamper him.
The Ultimate Question
If, in every case, Col. North relied on the
defense that what he did was based on this in-
stinct in him to obey superiors, then how is it
that in the end he was certain that he had com-
mitted no crime, broken no law because the Con-
stitution empowered the Administration to do
what it did, all other legal safeguards of the peo-
ple be damned?
The question that a craven Congress failed to
ask was since when did the lieutenant colonel
become an expert on constitutional law? This is
an especially important consideration because,
in the end, Col. North's greatest achievement
JTA
had nothing whatever to do either with Iran or
the Contras.
His greatest achievement was in establishing
firm ground for a confrontational if uninformed
public opinion attitude toward the Congress as a
body that should have no power to restrain the
Executive Branch when the Executive Branch
believes it is in the best interest of the country to
suffer no such restraint.
And Congress said barely a boo.
From Miami, Mr. Perlmutter Sprang To Legendary Status
Especially in Miami, there is a particularly
sharp sense of sadness at the death Sunday of
Nate Perlmutter, national executive director of
the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. For
it was in the youth of his career in the 1950's and
early 1960's that Mr. Perlmutter made his
reputation as director of the Florida region's
ADL office in Miami.
Here, in the best sense of the word, he quickly
became a matinee idol, not only of the ADL, but
of the entire community of organizations and
Floridians concerned with human relations and
human rights who came to admire his tenacious
advocacy of their cause.
It was from Miami that, inevitably, his great
talent and keen abilities as a public speaker and
writer catapulted him into the national spotlight
of that organization.
Readers Write
One remembers with keen sorrow the banquet
in Mr. Perlmutter's honor when he departed.
Every conceivable leader of every conceivable
organization in the community, Jewish and non-
Jewish, came to bid him a sad farewell and to
wish him every success.
On the national and international scene, from
meetings with President Reagan and Argen-
tina's President Alfonsin, to audiences with
Pope John Paul II in the Vatican, Mr. Perlmut-
ter quickly became a spokesman of significance
for the principles of the organization he came so
ably to head. In every way, he fulfilled Miami's
best wishes in his behalf.
Now, he is gone. Cancer is one of the rare bat-
tles Mr. Perlmutter lost in his lifetime one had
almost come to believe he would beat that lethal
antagonist, too. He will be sorely missed.
Cut Cooperation With Soviet Lawyers
EDITOR,
Jewish attorneys and others
interested in the plight of op-
pressed humanity in the Soviet
Union have a rare opportunity
on August 10 and 11, in San
Francisco, when the American
Bar Association's annual
meeting votes on the abroga-
tion of its current "Declara-
tion of Cooperation" with the
Association of Soviet Lawyers.
Spokesmen for the
American Bar Association at
last year's annual meeting in
New York City acknowledged
that the Association of Soviet
Lawyers is not a professional
organization, and that it is
"similar to or maybe even
worse than the Goebbels Pro-
paganda Ministry" of Hitler's
Third Reich. The ASL is a pro-
paganda and persecution arm
of the Soviet government used
to persecute Jews and other
dissidents within the Soviet
borders.
The Independent Task Force
on ABA-Soviet Relations, Inc.
is continuing to work for the
abrogation of this agreement
between the ABA and the
ASL. This formal affiliation,
which provides that both
organizations are committed
to "the rule of law," greatly
aids Soviet propaganda and
disguise of human rights
abuses and allows "Soviet
law" to have a legitimacy and
present a human face to the
world, something "Soviet
lawyers" have not earned and
do not deserve.
All attorneys interested in
human rights in the Soviet
Union are urged to attend the
ABA annual meeting and
make their voice heard in op-
position to the ABA-Soviet
Declaration of Cooperation.
WILLIAM J. WOLF
Independent Task Force
ABA-Soviet
Relations, Inc.
Phoenix, Ariz.
EDITOR,
Supreme Court nominee
Robert Bork has said that
Chief Justice William Rehn-
quist is a man "guided not by
his personal philosophy but by
a commitment to the com-
mands of the Constitution."
This tells us a lot about what
Mr. Bork thinks of the
Constitution.
America has refined and
ever more fully implemented
its unique invention, the con-
stitutional principle of separa-
tion of church and state. Two
centuries of experience have
made clear that the religious
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Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
High Court Narrowly Divided on Church-State Separation
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
constitutionally-mandated wall
of separation, warned Prof.
A.E. Dick Howard, of the
University of Virginia School
of Law, at a conference on the
separation of church and state
convened here 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 add-
ed, "a well-crafted moment of
silence could be upheld by the
Supreme Court."
THE CONFERENCE,
marking the Bicentennial of
the Constitution, concluded
that the Jewish community, as
well as other religious minori-
ty groups in 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
&luralism," Theodore R.
[ann, 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 nation with such a
huge number of competing
sects, severance of religion
and government would
guarantee religious liberty for
all."
THE DRAFTERS of the
Constitution and the Bill of
Rights were persuaded by
James Madison to move
beyond toleration and to
recognize free exercise of
religious liberty, guaranteed
by the establishment and free
exercise clauses of the First
Amendment, as a "fundamen-
tal human right," Howard
said.
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 Everson v. Board of Educa-
tion, when Justice Hugo Black
wrote in his opinion that the
establishment clause of the
First Amendment prohibits
goverment from aiding one
religion over others or from
advancing religion over non-
religion. Black declared that
the Fonding Fathers erected,
in the words of Thomas Jeffer-
son, a wall of separation bet-
ween church and state.
Until the late 1970s, Howard
said, Supreme Court rulings
were separationist, though, in
some cases, the justices hand-
ed down decisions allowing for
some reasonable accommoda-
tion, such as upholding New
York State statutes permit-
ting the lending of public
school books to parochial
schools. The funding of some
federal programs for colleges
controlled by church bodies
was validated by the Court in
the 1970s, while "parochiaid"
to secondary schools was
struck down.
AP/Wide World Photo
Will the loss of Justice Lewis Powells swing vote' and the probable addition of
another Reagan conservative to the Supreme Court mean a greater threat than
ever to the evenly-divided court on the Separation of Church and State issue? The
following suggests yes and was written immediately prior to the resignation of
Justice Powell and (right) President Reagan's nomination of (left) Judge Richard
Bork as his probable successor.
TENSIONS WITHIN the
Court between its separatist
traditions and inclinations of
some justices to accommodate
increased during the 1980s.
The Supreme Court upheld a
Minnesota program allowing
income tax deductions for tui-
tion payments to church
schools, upheld the paying of
chaplains' salaries in
legislative bodies, and upheld
the displaying of a creche on
public property.
Buoved by these decisions
and the Reagan Administra-
tion's ideological outlook, "the
accommodationists were feel-
ing good," Howard said.
In three major cases in 1984,
however, the Supreme Court
reaffirmed previous rulings
barring prayer in public
schools and limiting aid to
religiously-related schools. In
a fourth case, the Court ruled
that Sabbath observers do not
have an unqualified right to be
accommodated.
HOWARD SAID that these
cases indicated that the Court
continues to be concerned
principally about direct
government aid to religion and
government endorsement of
religion. Despite the narrow
majority upholding the
establishment clause of the
First Amendment, the
Supreme Court remains
strongly separationist,
Howard said.
A panel appraising attitudes
of educators, religious ieaders,
and public officials toward
church-state separation con-
cluded that the problems that
surfaced during the Reagan
Administration will, in all
likelihood, continue to be
serious challenges after the
Reagan presidency.
Harriet Tyson-Bernstein,
director of the National Pro-
ject of Textbook Adoption, be-
moaned the absence of
references to the role of
religion in American history in
high school textbooks. "Good
history books should portray
the role of religion in the
world. We owe it to our
students, science and religions
to seek permissible teaching
Continued on Page 8-
The Black Hebrew Citizenship Problem
By EDWIN BLACK
International Features
CHICAGO An obscure
and untested legal loophole in
the Israeli nationality law
might provide a long term
solution to the Black Hebrew
problem in Israel. Under the
law, children born of stateless
parents in Israel proper are
entitled to apply for Israeli
citizenship between the ages of
18 and 24. The law affir-
matively asserts that the
"Interior Minister will grant
citizenship" unless the appli-
cant has been convicted of a
security offense or sentenced
to five years in prison for a
crime.
Of the approximately 1,200
Black Hebrcvs living in the
Negev, about 400 adults are
stateless. The process began in
the early 1970's, when
members began renouncing
their American citizenship to
frustrate Israeli efforts to
deport them to America. In-
eligible for Israeli citizenship,
the Black Hebrews thereby
became stateless. These 400
adults have fathered some 300
children who come under the
loophole.
RECOGNITION,
PROSPERITY,
ASSIMILATION
If and when the new genera-
tion of Black Hebrews
becomes legitimized, they can
more or less solve neary all
the community's prob ems.
First, the stateless chi dren
constitute a quarter of the
community. Most of them are
today between the ages of 10
and 14. That means that from
1991 to 1995, a fourth of the
Black Hebrews group might
become bureaucratically
legalized something all the
vicious protest of leader Ben-
Ammi Carter was incapable of
accomplishing.
Second, with legalization, a
quarter of the community
could access all the benefits,
rights and obligations of
Israeli society: army service
and its benefits; the right to
work; the right to welfare ser-
vices and the right to the
health and education in-
frastructure. This would
relieve the economic despera-
tion the sect has experienced
since the Justice Department
cracked a complex of illicit fun-
ding scams, and since the
Israelis revoked their work
permits. With one-fourth of
the commune gainfully
employed, the remainder of
the community could thrive.
Third, the emerging genera-
tion will rapidly assimilate. Ar-
my service, general education
and general employment will
accelerate Carter's move away
from cultic discipline. Housing
will become available, pro-
viding an easy exodus from the
converted Absorption Center
the group now resides in.
Those who remain "within the
community" will do so only by
choice.
UNTESTED AND
UNPREDICTABLE
But the loophole has never
been tested in court. Tel Aviv
immigration experts consulted
were totally unfamiliar with
the loophole's existence. Not
even Carter, who has explored
every avenue of legal appeal,
was aware of the loophole.
"Everyone in Israel has a
legal status, even the Viet-
namese (boat people)," ex-
plains an Interior Ministry of-
ficial. "So there has never
been an opportunity to exer-
cise or test this law. But the
understanding is correct.
Children of stateless parents
are routinely eligible for
citizenship on their 18th
birthday."
But a knowledgeable Israeli
source warned that Carter's
traditional secretiveness and
Continued on Page 14
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 24, 1987
Special Hadassah Convention
NEW YORK The rich
history of the rise of the State
of Israel and the American
Zionist movement came to life
in the reminiscences of seven
living National Presidents of
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of
America, at Hadassah's 73rd
National Convention recently
held in Baltimore, Md.
The seven past Hadassah
Presidents, whose service in
the organization spans more
than six decades, discussed
history as it unfolded during
their tenures at a special ses-
sion entitled, "Cherish the
Past..."
The session's title was taken
from the general theme of the
Convention "Cherish the
Past .. Chart the Future"
which is part of the year-long
celebration of Hadassah's 75th
anniversary. The organization
was founded at Purim in 1912
by Zionist pioneer Henrietta
Szold, the daughter of a
Baltimore rabbi.
Participants in the session
included Judith Epstein, at 91
the oldest living Hadassah
President, who appeared on
videotape to talk about her
terms in office from 1937 to
1939 and from 1943 to 1947,
and Ruth W. Popkin, who had
just completed her third year
as National President of the
largest women's volunteer
organization of its kind in the
U.S. and the largest Zionist
organization in the world.
Other participating
Presidents, and their terms in
office, included Miriam
Freund-Rosenthal (1956-60),
Charlotte Jacobson (1964-68),
Rose E. Matzkin (1972-76),
Bernice S. Tannenbaum
(1976-80) and Frieda S. Lewis
(1980-84). Past Presidents
Rebecca Shulman (1953-56)
and Lola Kramarsky (1960-64)
were unable to attend the
Convention.
All nine living Hadassah Na-
tional Presidents were
presented with the Amit
Yerushalayim (Friend of
Jerusalem) Award by Mayor
Teddy Kollek during
Hadassah's Diamond Jubilee
Mission to Israel last March.
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and related events.
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Compensation
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israeli and Egyptian jurists
were scheduled to meet in
Cairo this week in an attempt
to reach agreement on the
long-standing controversy
o^r. compensation to the
families of Israelis murdered
by a berserk Egyptian soldier
on the beach at Ras Burka in
eastern Sinai in October, 1985.
The compensation issue was
raised when the Cabinet
agreed two years ago to sub-
mit the Israeli-Egyptian
border dispute over Taba to in-
ternational arbitration. But
the Egyptians have been drag-
ging their feet, Israeli officials
say.
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in the events under
investigation.
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mittees in installments beginn-
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testimony of individual
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Kimche and Al Schwimmer.
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waived the protection of state
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material.
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the Committees are free to '
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Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County__Page 7
By TOBY F. WILK
29 Righteous of the Nations
and three surviving spouses of
non-Jewish heroes of WWII
have begun receiving Israeli
pensions following a feature
on their plight on Israel TV.
The TV program found that
most of the elderly Righteous
who had saved Jews from the
Nazis and subsequently moved
to Israel, were living in pover-
ty. The uproar in the media
and Knesset following the pro-
gram led to legislation assur-
ing them a non-taxable pen-
sion for the rest of their lives.
What's a Bar Mitzvah
without a father? The Israeli
War Heroes Fund knows.
They have adopted the widows
and orphans of Israel's ongo-
ing struggle for survival, and
provide needed support and
emotional sustenance. Every
year, the people of Israel
celebrate a bitter-sweet Bar
Mitzvah. It is a mass gathering
to honor the sons of Israel's
fallen war heroes. The
"celebration" has taken place
every year since 1968, and will
take place again this summer
... with your help.
The cost of flats in Tel Aviv
is as high as those in Manhat-
tan. In a rehabilitated area of
Tel Aviv, the cost is $25,000
per room. In a better area it is
$40,000 per room and in an
elegant area, the sky's the
limit. Surprisingly, prices in
Jerusalem which used to be far
higher than in Tel Aviv have
dropped, and are now slightly
lower.
The IDF confirmed that a
number of air force pilots
recently became ultra-
Orthodox and quit flying. They
maintained that their loss was
"not a critical problem."
However, these pilots ac-
cumulated thousands of flying
hours and invaluable battle
experience.
A seemingly benign little
booklet was recently published
by the Lubavitch Women's
Organization which recom-
mends a list of Jewish boys'
and girls' names to help
parents find a suitable appella-
tion for their new offspring.
How about for a new son: Am-
non, Avimelech, Bunem,
Chanina or Shanoch? Then
there is Velvel, Yedidyah and
Zusia. For the girls, there's
Fraidel, Feige or how about
Aidel, Baila or Yenta? Could
giving a child a sense of his
Jewish heritage through his
Hebrew name be a subtle way
of ensuring that these children
remain within the embrace of
the Lubavitch movement for
fear of suffering embarrass-
ment if they ever move outside
it?
Cults are among the strange
products of modernity. There
are at least 2,000 in America,
and many of their members
are Jews who are well
educated and come from pro-
fessional middle class homes.
A common factor is that they
are from families where the
religious content is low and
Jewishness is nominal. Cult
followers have intense emo-
tional needs. Clearly, it is im-
portant that these Jews be
helped to rediscover their
spiritual roots. Do cults fill the
gap left by the retreat of
religion from its own
convictions?
SPLASH IN THE DESERT: A Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev student plays swimming instructor to an Ethiopian
child at the university pool in Beersheba. Students serve as
companions and tutors to children of an estimated 6,000
Ethiopian settlers in the Negev.
The Simon Wiesenthal
Center obtained color
photographs of a huge
swastika float which par-
ticipated in the annual Rio de
Janeiro Carnival, attended by
tens of thousands of people,
and demanded an apology
from the government of Brazil
and an investigation of who
sponsored those floats.
Glasnost is the Russian word
for openness. But two thirds of
the Soviet Union's population
live in and around "closed
cities" such as Gorky, where
Sakharov was exiled.
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celebrate when all Jews who
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main can enjoy the basic
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and to follow their ancient
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Friedman Cited
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
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many presented its Com-
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 24, 1987
Unity Gov't. Splits Vote As 'Who Is Jew?' Dies
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Knesset Wednesday (July
8) defeated two controversial
bills which would have given
the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate
exclusive right to approve con-
versions performed abroad.
A measure introduced by the
ultra-Orthodox Shas Party
would have amended religious
regulations dating from the
British Mandate in Palestine
by requiring that all converts
to Judaism procure the Israeli
Chief Rabbinate's endorse-
ment in order to be fully
recognized as Jews in Israel.
Despite support from
Premier Yitzhak Shamir, it
was defeated by a vote of 60-56
with four MKs absent.
A PROPOSED amendment
to the law of Return, spon-
sored by the National
Religious Party, would have jfatfman, chairman of the
had the same effect in- Likud Knesset faction, insisted
validating conversions per- his party had fulfilled its
formed by non-Orthodox rab- pledge to try to pass the
bis in cases of Jews-by-choice amendment and saw no reason
Supreme Court Narrowly Divided
Over Church-State Separation
seeking Israeli citizenship as
Jews.
It was defeated 62-53 with
two abstentions and three
absences. This bill has been
defeated each of the many
times it has been brought
before the Knesset in past
years.
Shamir had pledged to the
Shas Party two months ago
that Likud would "do all in its
power" to gain passage of the
Shas measure. He made no
secret that this was to be in ex-
change for Shas support of
Likud efforts to prevent the
Labor Party from dissolving
the Knesset and calling early
elections.
Defeat of the Shas measure
threatens to undo the Shas-
Likud alliance and there were
recriminations on both sides.
Shas leaders said Likud's
check has bounced." Haim
Continued from Page 5
solutions that will satisfy most
Americans," she said.
SHE ASSERTED that a
majority of people in the
education field are moving
toward a more separationist
stance, but the curriculum re-
mains "out of sync with the
times."
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 and sweeping. The
prefer the courts to determine
constitutional questions based
on the facts of specific
situations.
Prayer in the public schools
would be deeply offensive to
religious people, said the Rev.
Dr. Charles V. Bergstrom, ex-
ecutive director of the Office
of Government Affairs of the
Lutheran Council in the
U.S.A. "Who would ad-
minister the sacrament in the
classroom?" asked Bergstrom.
The Rev. William Belli, of the
American Baptist Churches,
added that school prayer
dilutes the distinctiveness of
the particular prayers of each
faith group.
Bergstrom said he "admires
Jewish organizations because
they understand what happens
when there can be a predomi-
nant religious view in any na-
tion." He criticized fundamen-
talist religious groups that
"try to sue the government as
a vehicle to propagate the
faith."
REVIEWING the ex
perience of the Jewish com-
munity relations field,
NJCRAC Executive Vice
Chairman Albert D. Chernin
maintained that the consensus
of the Jewish community, sup-
porting 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 sen-
sitivity by Jewish organiza-
tions 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
community relations field is
opposed to religious displays,
including 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 only a right, but a
responsibility" to oppose those
efforts in order to maintain the
wall of separation between
church and state, Chernin
said. He added that "it is pro-
per and desirable to erect
menorahs in public on private
property without government
support."
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why the Orthodox faction
should withdraw its support of
Likud.
KAUFMAN pointed to the
narrow margin of defeat as
proof that the Likud Knesset
whips "did their job." He
blamed Likud-Liberal MK
Sarah Doron, who crossed par-
ty lines to vote against the bill.
But other Likud figures noted
the deliberate absence of
Likud-Herut MK Elianu Ben-
Elissar and the defection of
Likud allies such as Rafael
Eitan of the opposition Tehiya
Party, who voted against the
measure, and Ometz MK
Yigael Hurwitz, who was
absent.
Supporters of the bill also
claimed it was Arab MKs who
invariably voted against
Orthodox-inspired laws deal-
ing with conversions.
But the main factor thwar-
ting the religious-rightwing
bloc may have been the fierce
opposition of American Jewish
leaders who made it clear that
Israel's relationship with
Diaspora Jewry was at stake.
Only hours before the
voting, the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith leader-
ship sent a message to the
government and Knesset. It
urged that "The government
of Israel should not
underestimate the extent of
opposition to these bills among
American Jews" and warned
that "passage would have a
serious impact on American ef-
forts to help Israel."
RUTH POPKIN, president
of Hadassah, urged rejection
of the bills in a message to
Shamir which noted that she
spoke "as head of the largest
Zionist organization" in the
U.S.
Robert Asher of Chicago,
chairman of the American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee (AIPAC), a Washington-
based pro-Israel lobby, warned
of the consequences in an
Israel Radio interview.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, the Labor Party leader,
said that if the religious
measures were passed, Labor
would leave the unity coalition
government, he said the
legislation "endangers the uni-
ty of the Jewish people."
The Knesset also defeated,
by an overwhelming 69-40 ma-
jority, a motion sponsored by
the ultra-Orthodox Agudat
Israel and Poale Agudat Israel
parties to grant immediate
pardons to seven members of a
Jewish terrorist underground
still serving prison sentences
for violent crimes gainst Arabs
in the West Bank.
SHAMIR SUPPORTED the
measure but it was opposed on
the Knesset floor by Likud
Justice Minister Avraham
Sharir, who demanded that it
be withdrawn from the agen-
da. He called it an unworthy
legislative precedent.
Other Likud Ministers, in-
cluding David Levy and Moshe
Arens, absented themselves
from the chamber. Two Likud
MKs who are close to Shamir,
Ehud Olmert and Dan
Meridor, voted against the
pardon bill.
Report Denies Nir Fired
Because of North Testimony
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Prime Minister's Office
denied a report in the Washington Post that Amiram Nir,
the Prime Minister's adviser on terrorism, has been strip-
ped of his duties.
THE POST said Premier Yitzhak Shamir took the step
after it became clear in testimony by Lt. Col. Oliver North
in Washington that Nir lied to him about his secret meeting
with Iranian arms dealer Manacher Ghorbanifar.
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But We Had Basic Agreement
With Israelis North
Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Lt. Col. Oliver North said
Thursday (July 9) that while
Israel and the United States
may have had some different
objectives in the Iranian in-
itiative, there was a "basic
fundamental agreement" on
the need to open contacts with
the more moderate elements in
Iran.
"I believe that there was suf-
ficient congruence between
Israeli objectives and
American objectives that made
this proiect worthwhile,"
North said during his third day
of testimony before the
Senate-House special commit-
tee investigating the Iran-
Contra affair.
HE SAID both countries
"saw the need to get to some
faction within the Iranian
government that would lead to
a more moderate, more pro-
Western government in Iran,
if not immediately, then over
time."
The former National Securi-
ty Council aide explained that
both countries feared that with
no relationship with Iranian
moderates, the "chaos" that
might result when the
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
dies would allow the Soviet
Union to move into Iran.
In addition, North said there
is need to control the threat
from "Iranian-sponsored fun-
damentalist Shiite terrorism"
which, he stressed, exists not
only in the Middle East, but
also in the Philippines, In-
donesia and elsewhere in the
Far East.
EXPLAINING the different
objectives of Israel and the
U.S. North said that the U.S.
wanted an end to the Iran-Iraq
war, while some in the U.S.
believe "Israel may like to see
the war go on."
During his testimony North
strongly defended Amiram
Nir, who according to a report
in the Washington Post was
removed as terrorism adviser
t" Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Shamir because of North's
testimony the day before.
In that testimony, North
said that during a meeting
with Nir and Iranian arms
dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar
in Europe last January, Ghor-
banifar took North into a
bathroom and proposed that
profits from the sale of U.S.
arms to Iran be used to finance
the Contra rebels in their ef-
forts against the Sandinista
regime in Nicaragua.
North said he was told by the
late William Casey, then direc-
tor of the Central Intelligence
Agency, that Ghorbanifar was
believed to be an Israeli agent,
and North said he believed
Ghorbanifar made the pro-
posal "with the full knowledge
and acquiescence of the Israeli
intelligence services, if not the
Israeli government."
THE ISRAELI government
has relied on Nir for its denial
that Israel knew about the
diversion of the arms sale pro-
ceeds to the Contras.
North, who spoke of his
'lose relationship" with Nir,
said if Nir was removed
Lt. Col North
because of his (North's)
testimony, "I sadly regret it.
He is a brave man who served
his country well, and I believe
tried to help us in trying to
carry out our policies." North
especially praised Nir's
courage in accompanying him
and former National Security
Adviser Robert McFarlane to
Teheran in May 1986.
He noted that Casey would
not allow him to go to Teheran
without assurances that he
would be willing to commit
suicide if the Iranians tried to
torture him, adding that it was
even more dangerous for an of-
ficial of the Israeli government
to go to Iran. "I think the
world of that young man (Nir),'
he said.
North also said the U.S.
could not have intercepted the
plane carrying the four
Palestinian terrorists who hi-
jacked the Achille Lauro cruise
ship in October 1985, without
the help of Nir and other
Israelis.
HOWEVER, North did
reveal that it was Nir who
suggested that profits from
the sale of U.S. arms be
used to pay for replenishing
the 503 TOW anti-tank
missiles the Israelis sold to
Iran in 1985. He said the
Continued on Page 15
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Bork Would Target Individual Liberties
*'
Continued from Page 4
liberty of all Americans can be
protected only by a govern-
ment that respects this
principle.
Yet Rehnquist, dissenting in
a 1985 school prayer case,
wrote: "the 'wall of separation
between church and state' is a
metaphor based on bad
history, a metaphor which has
proved useless as a guide to
judging. It should be frankly
and explicitly abandoned."
The separation "metaphor,"
of course, was explained by
Thomas Jefferson, author of
the Declaration of In-
dependence, and championed
by James Madison, chief ar-
chitect of the Constitution and
Bill of Rights.
Our country cannot afford to
have another justice who could
make Rehnquist's misguided
perception the majority opi-
nion on the Supreme Court.
We do not need a Justice who
places governmental power
over fundamental individual
liberties. Bork has said: "Roe
v. Wade (the Supreme Court's
1973 ruling that the constitu-
tional right to privacy covers a
woman's right to freedom of
conscience on abortion) is an
unconstitutional decision, a
serious and wholly un-
justifiable judicial usurpation
of state legislative authority."
Demjanjuk
Continued from Page 3
facts if his dismissal is upheld
by the court. The court was ex-
pected to discuss the firing on
Wednesday.
TENSION AND disagree-
ment were evident among the
defense lawyers since the trial
opened last February 16. They
appear to stem from personali-
ty clashes, how to use the
limited defense budget and
who would be featured in
media coverage.
O'Connor claimed that
Sheftel recently visited the
U.S. and Belgium without in-
forming him and concealed
documents which O'Connor
had assembled over the five
years since he agreed to repre-
sent Demjanjuk. He said he
had tried to fire Sheftel, but
that the Demjanjuk family
objected.
In the five months since the
trial opened, Demjanjuk has
been identified by more than a
score of Treblinka survivors as
the brutal guard who operated
the gas chambers. He was also
identified from photographs
by former SS man Otto Horn,
who gave testimony in West
Berlin last month.
NEVERTHELESS, the
defense has succeeded in
creating an element of doubt.
It insists Demjanjuk was a
German prisoner of war dur-
ing the time he is alleged to
have been at Treblinka. It has
tried to discredit witnesses,
questioning their memory of
events more than 40 years ago,
and has alleged that key pro-
secution documents are Soviet
forgeries.
Bierman Reelected
ORLANDO (JTA) -
Susan B> an has been
reelected indent of the
Jewish Feaeration of Greater
Orlando.
We do not need a Justice
whose record and utterances
suggest he favors taxing all
citizens to support private sec-
tarian schools and who would
regard a dressed-up fun-
damentalist creation story as
science.
The Senate should require
that whoever replaces Justice
Powell understand that the
First Amendment prohibition
against laws concerning
religion was designed by
founders of our nation, who
were deeply religious, who
respected religion, and who
knew that church-state separa-
tion is the best friend religious
freedom ever had.
MAURY C.ABRAHAM
Associate Director
Americans for
Religious Liberty
Washington, D.C.
EDITOR,
In my capacity as President
of the Florida State Associa-
tion of B'nai B'rith, I have
been directed by this organiza-
tion's Administrative Commit-
tee to issue a statement regar-
ding the recent reception of
Kurt Waldheim by the Pope.
The Florida State Associa-
tion is the coordinating body
for more than 20,000 members
who belong to Lodges and
Units located throughout our
great State, and is vitally con-
cerned about all aspects of
Jewish life, as well as pro-
moting and encouraging a
wide variety of programs for
the benefit of people of all
faiths.
To analyze the situation, we
can best describe our reaction
by utilizing one word disap-
pointment. When the leader of
one of the world's great
religions not only recognizes
an unrepentant Nazi, but
receives him under an at-
mosphere of ceremonial fer-
vor, and speaks of him in
laudatory terms, we are deeply
saddened.
Unfortunately, we cannot
allow time to negate dastardly
acts, and the Holocaust,
together with those responsi-
ble for its atrocities, must be
remembered forever, in order
to insure that never again will
the world experience a repeti-
tion of this horrendous crime
against civilization.
If there is one bright spot
that has emerged from the
Pope's meeting with Kurt
Waldheim, it might be con-
strued to have served as an im-
petus for a great segment of
many of the world's other
leaders, representing all
religions and many different
countries, to have spoken
vehemently against the
meeting, and reinforced their
own efforts to improve the
quality of life and human digni-
ty for all people.
Let us sincerely hope so.
Florida State
Association of
B'nai B'rith
Jerome F. Wyman,
President
The Norman J. Kapner B'nai B'rith Legal Unit, in com-
memoration of the Bicentennial of the United States Con-
stitution, conducted an essay contest among the 7th and 8th
grade students at the Jewish Community Day School. The
topic was "What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me." Jillian
Rosenbach won first place and Eddie Mullen won second
place. Pictured above is Jillian Rosenbach receiving her
award from Leonard Hanser, Esq., and Judge Hugh
Glickstein.
King Hussein, Thatcher Agree
On Need for Int'l. Conference
By MAURICE SAMUELSON
LONDON (JTA) Prime Minister Margaret That-
cher and King Hussein of Jordan agreed here Monday that
an international conference was the best way to advance
the peace process in the Middle East.
Thatcher and Hussein discussed the matter at a two-hour
luncheon meeting. Officials said they "stressed the impor-
tance of not missing the opportunity to take a major step
forward in the peace process."
THEIR TALKS followed a visit here three weeks ago
by Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, who was
soliciting the support of Western European leaders for an
international Middle East peace conference under United
Nations auspices.
The Israeli government is divided on the issue. Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and his Likud party consider an interna-
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Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Governor Refuses To Sign UN's Zionism Declaration
By JUDITH COLP
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Jew Hampshire Gov. John
Jununu has refused to sign a
>ro-Israel proclamation en-
lorsed by his 49 peers
sportedly because he said
signing would damage his
credibility as an Arab-
Lmerican to facilitate dialogue
ta the Middle East.
The proclamation, which
[repudiates the 1975 United
(Nations resolution equating
[racism with Zionism, was sign-
led in 1986 by the governors,
President Reagan and
Congress.
SUNUNU'S reasoning was
reported by Gary Wallin,
president of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Man-
chester, N.H., who met with
the Governor twice to petition
for his signature. Wallin said
Sununu told him that he has
"close relationships" with a
Saudi Arabian prince and a
brother of Jordan King
Hussein.
"He said the National
Security Council was using
him as a conduit for passing in-
formation to them and he said
he didn't want to ruin his
credibility by issuing the pro-
clamation," Wallin said.
Sununu's spokesman, Greta
Graham, said such claims are
"overblown."
"I don't know how it got to
the point that some people
think the Governor is an
operative for the National
Security Council shuttling
back and forth between the
(Middle East) forces," she
said.
BUT GRAHAM also said
that Sununu, who introduced
the keynote speaker at the an-
nual conference here of the
National Arab Americans
Association last month, has ac-
quaintances in the Arab com-
munity which put him in a
"unique position" to foster
dialogue in the Middle East.
She also said that while
Sununu opposes the Zionism-
equals-racism doctrine, he
does not sign proclamations
dealing with foreign policy
issues. This was the first
reported reason for his refusal
to sign the proclamation.
But Wallin countered that
Sununu has signed proclama-
tions dealing with such foreign
subjects as Bastille Day, Cap-
tured Nations Week, Cuba and
the invasion of Afghanistan.
SUNUNU'S refusal to sign
the proclamation has made its
way into the New Hampshire
Republican primary. The
Governor, a Republican, is
heading up the state campaign
of Vice President George
Bush. Bush, according to local
newspapers, has urged
Sununu to sign the
proclamation.
One of Bush's opponents,
Rep. Jack Kemp (R., N.Y.),
issued a campaign statement
last week calling upon the Vice
President to repudiate Sununu
who was described as a "loose
cannon in international
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americans 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 Rights 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 feasts, 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.
KOSHER MEAL
ACTIVITIES
JCC Matinee Day. Come to
the JCC every Wednesday.
Lunch, popcorn, drinks will be
served with an old time film.
See your favorite movie along
JCC News
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
Get together Saturday night, July 25 at Juno Beach for a
unique opportunity to "Turtle Watch" and observe this
fascinating natural phenomenon while enjoying a night at
the beach. Meet at Denny's (just north of Northlake Blvd.
on U.S. 1) and carpool to Juno. Bring a blanket and
whatever you wish to drink.
Meet Sunday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at Trails West (Military
Trail, north of Northlake Blvd. on the west side) for a late
morning of riding. Afterwards, go out for a bite. Cost: $10.
Meet Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at a member's home to
plan future activities for the group.
Meet Monday, August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to enjoy the
Happy Hour at Houlihan's in the Palm Beach Mall. Dona-
tion $1 plus your own fare.
Congregate at a member's home on Thursday, July 30 at
7:30 p.m. to enjoy a mid week "Wine Cooler" party. Dona-
tion: $4.
On Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 7:30-10 p.m., meet at the
Palace Roller Skating Rink in Lantana for an evening of
fun on wheels.
SINGLES GROUP (30's and 40's)
On Wednesday, July 29 from 5-7 p.m. meet at Parker's
Lighthouse (Harbour Shoppes at PGA Blvd. and Prosperity
Farms Rd.) to enjoy Happy Hour. Donation: $1 plus your
own fare.
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. meet at Phil Foster Park on
Singer Island to board the Island Queen Steamboat to en-
joy an entertaining sightseeing lMi hour cruise along the in-
tracoastal. The steamboat has a snack bar and full
beverage bar on board and is partially enclosed, come rain
or shine! Wear sneakers and sunglasses and plan to go out
for a bit to eat afterwards. Children are welcome. Cost: $6
for adults, half price for children 12 and under.
SINGLE PURSUITS (40-59)
On Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. gather at a member's
home for an evening of fun and games featuring "Dr.
Ruth's Sex Game" along with cards, Trivial Pursuit,
Backgammon, etc. Bring your favorite card or board game
and your sweet tooth coffee and a variety of desserts will
be served. Donation: $3. Reservai-ons are a must.
Get together Monday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. to plan upcom-
ing events. Join us with your thoughts and ideas add
your input to the planning of future activities for this
group. The meeting is held at the JCC.
Get together at Nobel's for Happy Hour on Thursday, Ju-
ly 30 from 5-7 p.m. (Military Trail between Okeechobee and
12th on the east side). Donation: $1 plus your own fare.
On Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. get together to en-
joy the Happy Hour at the Ark (Lantana Rd., just west of
1-95). Join us for buffet, 2 for 1 drink specials and a great
place to unwind after work. Donation: $1 plus your own
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with a hot, delicious lunch.
Highlights of the Kosher
Meal Program:
July 27: Games with Fred
Bauman.
July 28: "Prescription
Drugs: Know the Facts,' Dr.
Van Lith, JFK Hospital.
July 29: JCC Matinee Day.
July 30: Florida Power and
Light. Interesting lecture and
film series.
July 31: Louis Young on the
violin.
Aug. 3: Games with Fred
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Aug. 4: "Arts and Crafts"
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Aug. 6-7: Helen Gold, Nutri-
tion Educator.
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consists of one-third of the re-
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adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7703.
TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
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who do not use public
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Penalties Levied
Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Rabbi Calls Zionist Vote 'Sham
ships will be decided in the
tribunal, Patt said. He refused
to elaborate on the commit-
tee's position on this issue. All
appeals will be heard within a
month of filing the complaint
under the AZF election rules.
RZA has not yet made a for-
mal appeal.
Continued from Page 1
verified with appropriate
documentation.
Total dues received match-
ed the number of members on
lists submitted to the AZF and
corresponded to the amount of
dues reportedly paid.
The "member" joined will-
ingly and knowingly and with
individual applications,
especially in the case of group
memberships.
Membership applications
complied with other election
rules including each member's
documented acceptance of the
Jerusalem Program.
On 10 percent of each two
percent sample, Equifax ran a
more thorough check, actually
tracing dues payments directly
to an individual member.
THE PENALTIES
translated into some substan-
tial losses of mandates for the
slates of three organizations,
the Zionist Student Movement
(ZSM), Religious Zionists of
America (RZA) and Americans
for Progressive Israel (API).
The Equifax report,
distributed to each organiza-
tion involved after the election
results were announced last
week, provided the rationale
behind the increasingly con-
troversial penalties.
The newly-formed Zionist
Student Movement would have
received one seat, but lost it
after a 100 percent penalty
because it had no financial
records, according to the
Equifax report.
RZA, which ran on the
Religious Zionist Movement
slate with Emunah and Amit
women, suffered heavy losses,
with a 100 percent penalty. Its
slate lost 13 of 27 mandates.
ACCORDING to the
Equifax report, the audit
covered 3,438 RZA members,
or two percent of RZA's
declared 169,484 members.
In every case, Equifax found
discrepancies. "The number of
discrepancies is a result of the
fact that only 2,159 member-
ship cards were presented for
examination and we were
unable to line specific dues
payments deposits to member-
ship financial records," the
report said.
Equifax also checked RZA's
bank records and found that
its deposits fell short of the
amount of money that would
verify its 169.484 members,
each paying $18 in dues.
Rabbi Louis Bernstein, RZA
chairman, called the election a
"sham" and said RZA "ex-
pects to go to (a U.S.) court to
fight it. Bernstein said he
believed the penalties were
aimed at excluding religious
Zionists from the Congress.
Bernstein also charged that
the AZF ran the election im-
properly by disqualifying votes
after the election was finished.
"The parties should have been
penalized before the voting.
The lists should have been in-
validated before ballots were
sent out," Bernstein said.
The methods used to
penalize slates had effectively
disenfranchised the voters
who cast the disqualified
votes, he said. RZA's slate lost
about 18,840 votes to
penalties.
RZA also protested the
redistribution of its votes to
boost other slates, especially
the Reform and Conservative
slates, which made impressive
showings in the election.
THE API slate lost three of
its four mandates due to an 81
percent penalty. Similarly,
API complained that about 75
percent of its supporters were
disenfranchised.
The Equifax report said API
was penalized because its
director "was unable to pro-
duce membership applications
or other appropriate documen-
tation for 80 percent of total
membership."
Equifax found that these
members were "gift
members" and that there was
no evidence that they were
aware of their membership.
The director of API told
Equifax the report said the
gift memberships had been
financed by a number of
private donors.
Stephie Kirschner, API
director, said she is "not sure
uniform procedures were used
in the audit." She claimed that
no other organizations were
examined or penalized for gift
memberships.
THERE WAS no prohibi-
tion in the election rules
against gift memberships. But
one of the rules for eligibility
to vote stated that a member's
dues must be current.
API has filed an appeal
which will be heard before an
arbitration board called the
Zionist Tribunal. The tribunal
is comprised of one lawyer or
representative selected by
each organization which par-
ticipated in the election.
Ray Patt, chairman of the
Area Election Committee
formed by the AZF to run the
election, said most of the
organizations were penalized
because they did not have suf-
ficient records to back up their
membership claims.
Patt discounted the Or-
thodox party's claims of bias.
"The Orthodox were treated
in exactly the same fashion as
every other faction. They ap-
proved the verification pro-
cess," he said. "No one wants
Orthodox Zionists out of the
movement."
HE ADDED that all of the
organizations agreed to abide
by the findings of the Equifax
report before it was released.
The issue of gift member-
JDC
Continued from Page 2
organized, thanks to the tireless efforts of Rabbi and Mrs.
Pinson. The Pinsons are now parents of seven young
children and yet both find time to work around the clock in
the school. Mrs. Pinson does not want to settle for less than
best in anything and her tireless efforts are paying off...
"The teacher of four-year-olds is experienced, entirely
dedicated to her job, understanding of children, and has a
purpose in her work which clearly comes through she
wants children to enjoy their Jewishness, to learn how to
cooperate with each other, to learn the precepts of the
Torah, and to put it to work in their daily lives. Toward
that end, she is calm, patient, understanding a gem....
From Lydia Eskenazi, JDC Representative in Greece:
"The community of Larissa is one of the oldest and most
well known Greek Jewish communities where about 1,200
used to live and about 800 survived. The reason for a
smaller percentage of loss in that city is because it is
situated in a mountainous area where strongholds of the
guerillas were and where many Jews were able to escape
by joining them. JDC was active in that area in the postwar
years, reestablishing the community and financing the
building of houses to shelter the homeless Jewish popula-
tion after an earthquake which ruined the city.
"On April 4, a monument and a square was dedicated to
the "Jewish Martyr' of the Second World War. This was a
joint venture of the municipality of Larissa and the Larissa
Jewish community. The municipality gave the square and
covered the largest part of the cost. It was a very touching
ceremony and well represented by the local and Jewish-
Greek and foreign authorities."
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The Black Hebrew Citizenship Problem
L<
Continued from Page 5
deliberate manipulation of
identities could now come back
to haunt the group.
"Remember, most of these
children are undocumented,"
observes the source. "How
does one prove they are 18 and
born in Israel? If they don't
have Israeli hospital-issued
birth certificates, it will be
very difficult. And while the
law does say the Minister will
issue citizenship, it is silent on
when. The process could take
years depending upon each in-
dividual case. I think much of
it depends on how Carter con-
ducts himself between now
and then."
Still, the potential of the
loophole has become clear to
Jewish leaders familiar with
the conflict. "Admittedly,
much of the controversy has
focused on Carter himself,"
asserts Rabbi Marc Tanen-
baum, international director of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee. "Consequently, few peo-
ple have looked at the next
generation. But if this next
generation decides to conform
to Israeli law, and takes advan-
tage of this legal escape hatch,
the problem will solve itself. If
the young people are willing to
accept Israeli nationality,
work within the society and
commit themselves to the fate
of Israel, they should be ac-
cepted. The children should be
given a fair chance. You don't
hold the children responsible
for the sins of the fathers and
mothers."
THE RENUNCIATION
RITUAL
Ironically, Black Hebrew
children are perhaps the only
stateless children within
Israel. Their condition arises
out of the disheartening exer-
cise of a rarely invoked
American law the law of
renunciation. Under that law,
every American has the right
to voluntarily renounce
citizenship. To do so, Black
Hebrews upon reaching their
18th birthday have methodical-
ly journeyed from their com-
pounds in Arad and Dimona to
the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
The ritual is simple. An
American who can prove his
identity walks into the Em-
bassy of his own free will and
declares his desire to renounce
citizenship. He must then sign
three consecutive forms affir-
ming that the decision is made
freely and without duress. The
final form is signed during "a
private one-on-one interview
with an Embassy official who
lays out the consequences of
renunciation," an E mbassy
source explains.
"No attempt is made to
dissuade them," the source
continues, "only to be certain
their decision is informed, and
freely taken. When he signs
,. the final form, he surrenders
his passport, and he is no
longer an American. The pro-
cess takes but a few hours. It
hurts to see it, but there is
nothing we can do. And once
the final paper is signed, there
can be no rescission. A few
have tried to appeal, but
failed."
Ben-Ammi Carter openly
concedes "Renouncing is not
an expression of any anti-
Americanism, or hate for
America. It is just because we
fear being deported." Carter
knows that the U.S. govern-
ment refuses to accept
deported renunciants. An Em-
bassy official explains, "Air
carriers are signatories to U.S.
immigration law. If they bring
deported renunciants to
America, they are fined $5,000
per person and must provide
immediate return passage."
Consequently, not only will
America not accept a Black
Hebrew renunciant, an airline
will not even place him on a
U.S.-bound flight. In more
than one instance, Embassy
officials have reminded
airlines that the scheduled
return of renunciant Black
Hebrews will bring a stiff fine.
A CAUTIOUSLY
HOPEFUL OUTLOOK
Informed observers have
consistently argued that there
is no hope for government
recognition of Ben-Ammi
Carter and his generation,
even if he is allowed to remain
within the country. But of late,
some moderation has been
heard. One source who refused
to be identified, insisted, "This
is an interesting legal oppor-
tunity for the Children, but an
opportunity has in fact always
been available to the parents
as well. All they have to do is
contact the Minister of the In-
terior, declare that they accept '
Israeli authority, and agree to
live peaceably by its laws.
Then they will be entitled to
due consideration for citizen-
ship. But this they have refus-
ed to do."
In late April, however,
Carter permanently renounc-
ed and apologized for the
virulent anti-Semitic and anti-
Zionist campaign he and his
followers have waged in
America and Israel. The pro-
mulgation was made to
American Jewish Congress
Jerusalem director Harry
Wall, and then made public in
a press release distributed to
black and Jewish newspapers
throughout America. Within
24 hours of the announcement,
all anti-Semitic protests were
halted. All hate literature was
recalled and destroyed. Since
then, polled Jewish leaders
have found no breach in
Carter's so-called new outlook.
One source argued,
however, "If Carter has
something to say, he knows
the address. It isn't Harry
Wall and David dayman, it is
the Minister of the Interior."
Ironically, the Minister of the
Interior today is in fact Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who
has held the portfolio since Yit-
zhak Peretz resigned over the
registration of Shoshana
Miller. "If Carter can
demonstrate he is sincere, it is
literally all up to Shamir. He's
the man."
But no one is willing to
quickly recommend reconcilia-
tion. The bitterness of Carter's
international hate campaign,
and his alliance with Minister
Louis Farrakhan, are fresh
memories to leaders both in
American and Israel. Congress
and ADL officials in Jerusalem
are continuing a cautious
dialogue with Carter, but the
bulk of Jewish leadership is
still waiting. "According to
Jewish tradition," explains
Tanenbaum, "you must not on-
ly decide to change, you must
demonstrate change. The
Talmud says, 'Pay him
respect, but be very suspect.'
It will take more than a month
or two for Carter to
demonstrate his new way of
life," insists Tanenbaum,
"indeed it may take as long as
a generation."
As such, Tanenbaum
asserts, "there may indeed be
hope, but only for the
children."
Edwin Black is the author of
The Transfer Agreement: The
Untold Story of the Secret Pact
Between the Third Reich and
Jewish Palestine (Macmillan).
His weekly syndicated column
is published by Jewish
newspapers in 45 cities.
Trio Honored
NEW YORK (JTA) Ma-
ior league baseball home run
king Henry Aaron, National
League president A. Bartlett
Giamatti and Rachel Robinson,
widow of Jackie Robinson, the
first black to play major league
baseball, were honored at the
Sports Torch of Learning
Award Dinner held here June
25 by the American Friends of
the Hebrew University.
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day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
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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.
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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
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Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
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Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
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Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
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Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
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33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
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33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
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Synagogue News
Friday, July 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
ADL's Nate Perlmutter Dead of Cancer
BOYNTON BEACH
JEWISH CENTER
(BETH KODESH)
You are invited to attend a
breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 23,
9:30 a.m. with guest speaker,
Rabbi Rachel Hertzman. Her
subject will be "The Rabbinate
- Is This a Career for a Nice
Jewish Girl?"
Call the Temple office to
make your reservation. Dona-
tion $2.50.
CONGREGATION
ANSHEISHOLOM
Sisterhood will hold their
annual summer supper deli
card party on Sunday, Aug.
16. Call Bessie Hoffman for
tickets.
TEMPLE TORAH
WEST BOYNTON BEACH
Sisterhood will meet on Ju-
ly 27 at the home of Harriet
Rosenbaum.
A dinner-dance on board the
"Empress of Palm Beach,"
will take place Aug. 2. The ship
departs from the steamboat
landing pier at Riviera Beach.
North
Continued from Page It-
Israelis had earlier mistakenly
believed the U.S. would
replace the missiles free of
charge.
North said that profits
from the sale had been used
to replenish the TOWs, to
help the Contras, to continue
the Iran initiative and "to con-
tinue other activities which the
Israelis very clearly wanted
and so did we." These ac-
tivities are still classified, ac-
cording to North.
Richard L. Yosinoff of Palm
Beach Gardens, has been
elected to the Presidency of
Temple Israel, West Palm
Beach for the 1987-88 term.
Contact Shirley Zietlin or Har-
riet Rosenbaum for more
information.
He repeated that he and
other officials considered
Ghorbanifar a "liar" and
untrustworthy, but had us-
ed him becasue he was already
being used by Israel as a mid-
dleman with Iran. 'You don't
send Mother Theresa to
Teheran." he said.
NORTH ADDED that the
U.S., with no contacts in Iran,
had to rely on Israel. He said
that one reason for the in-
itiative was to provide the U.S.
with such contacts. It was for
this reason that the U.S.
sought a "second channel" to
the Iranians, North stressed,
adding that the Israelis
understood the U.S. need to
have its own sources.
Area Deaths
ALTSCHULER
Alexander, 73, of Delrmy Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
CABOT
Esther, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, Weat Pahn Beach
COOPERSMITH
Jack, 84, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
DIAMOND
Morris, of Century Village, Weat Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein, Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, Weat Palm Beach.
GERSTEN
Jacob B, 80, of Century Village, Weat Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
BLUB
Milton, 74, of Boca Raton Menorah
Garden* and Funeral Chapela, Weat Palm
Beach.
GLAZER
Minnie, 84, of Weat Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
GOLDSCHEFN
Fannie, of Century Village, Weat Palm
Beach.
GORDON
Herman, 62, of Lake Worth. Leritt-
weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chape). Weat Palm Beach.
GORDON
Sophie, 84, of Weat Palm Beach. Riverside
Memorial Chapel. Weat Palm Beach.
GRUSHKA
Morris, 89, of Century Village, Weat Palm
Bfch. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
JAFFE
Mende. 88, of Century Village. Weat Palm
<*. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
KANTOR
Katherine, 76. of West Palm Beach.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chapels,
West Palm Beach.
LEVINE
Sfrnard. 9. of Lake Worth. Gutterman-
wrheit Sentinel Plan Chapel, Boca Raton.
NADEL
Edward I., 87,. of Laconia Circle, Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
RIETZFELD
Paul, 78, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
ROBKOFF
Milton, 67, of Lake Worth. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
SIVIN
Helen, 78, of Lake Worth. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
STEINBERG
Joseph, 84, of Century Village, Weat Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel. West Palm Beach.
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brilliant, and quietly
charismatic leadership in the
Jewish community. You
have done much to strengthen
the American tradition of in-
dividual rights. You have
fought tirelessly for the
freedom and security of Jews
everywhere reminding us
always that the fate of Jews is
inextricably linked to the fate
of democracy ..."
An author, lecturer, lawyer,
former Marine infantry officer
and 38-year veteran in the
human relations field, he first
joined ADL in 1949 and
through 1964 served as direc-
tor of three of the agency's 31
regional offices in Detroit,
Miami and New York City.
From 1965 to 1969, he was
associate national director of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee. From 1969 to 1973, when
he returned to ADL as assis-
tant national director, he was
a vice president of Brandeis
University. ,
Known for his independence
of viewpoint and unique
literary style, his essays on
social and political issues have
appeared in a broad variety of
national publications. A widely
respected authority on Jewish,
as well as general democratic
concerns, he was regularly
consulted by government of-
ficials and journalists.
HE WAS the author of "A
Bias of Reflections" and co-
author, with his wife, Ruthann
Perlmutter, of "The Real Anti-
Semitism in America."
He also wrote on, bred and
raced thoroughbred horses. He
and his wife owned Ruthie's
Native, winner of the 1977
Florida Derby. He had a great
appreciation of nature and
spent his summers in Maine
and Florida.
In a bittersweet article,
"Diary of a Cancer Patient,"
which appeared in the New.
York Times Magazine
November 24, 1985, Mr.
Perlmutter discussed his emo-
tions during the first two mon-
ths after having been diagnos-
ed in June, 1985, as having an
inoperable lung cancer.
"You're supposed to see
your life go by at times like
this," he wrote. "What did I do
with mine? My mind is smiling
at what I feel I've accomplish-
ed. I married the prettiest girl
in the neighborhood. I made it
to Marine infantry officer.
Wrote a few books and became
director of ADL-----"
ALTHOUGH he underwent
chemotherapy and other treat-
ment at Sloan-Kettering
Hospital from 1985 to the pre-
sent, he carried a full schedule
in his ADL office, traveled
widely in both this country and
overseas, and appeared on
numerous television news pro-
grams and talk shows. Most
people not close to him were
not even aware of his illness.
He was a phrasemaker
whose succinct responses to
world events were widely
quoted by the media. In 1979,
he called Administration
statements on the Palestinian
issue "the greening of the
PLO." After public criticism
by some Jewish leaders of
John Cardinal O'Connor's con-
troversial trip to the Middle
East in 1987, newspaper
editorials and syndicated col-
umnists singled out his words
as the wisest:
"We feel on some of the
questions the Cardinal is a
mistaken friend, but not an
adversary. It is better to talk
to a friend than at him."
IN THE aftermath of objec-
tions to the appointment of
John O. Koehler as White
House communications direc-
tor because Koehler had been a
member of a Nazi youth group
as a child in Germany, Mr.
Perlmutter's brief comment
was picked up by the media as
the final word:
"To judge a 56-year-old per-
son by his association as a
10-year-old is ludicrous logic
and mean politics."
His remarks were again
singled out when he became
one of the first Jewish leaders
to voice concern about Israel
and the Pollard affair. "What
began in stupidity," Mr.
Perlmutter said, "quickly sank
into irresponsibility. If this
was a rogue operation, it's a
fair question to ask why Israel
has proceeded to promote the
rogues."
MR. PERLMUTTER grew
up in the Williamsburg section
of Brooklyn, the child of im-
migrants from Poland. His
father, a tailor by trade, work-
Temple
Beth David
4657 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens
Invites you to join us
At Worship For High Holiday
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Royal Poinciana Playhouse
Palm Beach
For Tickets & Information
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Rabbi W. Marder
Cantor E. Rackoff
ed a shovel for the WPA. His
mother sold ices in the streets
from a pushcart. "We were
poor," he has written, "but not
underprivileged."
He held any part-time Job he
could get during his high
school years. At the age of 19,
he took a civil service test
which gained him a job as a
clerk/typist in the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C. Earning $33
a week, he enrolled at the
Georgetown University School
of Diplomatic and Consular
Practice. He also studied at
Villanova College and earned
an LLB degree from New
York University School of
Law.
Mr. Perlmutter is survived
by his wife, Ruthann; son,
Dean; daughter, Nina Mohit,
all of whom were with him
when he died; his brother,
Philip, and sister-in-law,
Roseann.
Funeral service was
Wednesday, July 15, noon at
Temple Emanu-El in Manhat-
tan. A memorial service was
held on Friday, July 17, 11
a.m., at Temple Israel of
Greater Miami.
Dutch Ordered
To Pay
AMSTERDAM (JTA) -
The central Appeals Council
has ordered Dutch authorities
to resume payments to a
Jewish woman who suffered
persecution as a child during
the Nazi occupation of
Holland. The payments were
halted when the woman, who
had been divorced, remarried
in 1982. The payments are an
entitlement of persons whose
wartime experiences at the
hands of the Germans or
Japanese reduced their earn-
ing capacity.
The woman, not identified,
appealed on grounds that the
stoppage of payments violated
the United Nations anti-
discrimination resolution of
1984. She contented that male
recipients of the same compen-
sation who marry wealthy
women continue to receive
their payments.
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