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Countdown To Super Sunday '89
THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
thjewish floridian
^^ W OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Volume 15 Number 12
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1989
**
Price 40 Cents
Bush to Preach Pluralism
From White House Pulpit
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir will be asked during a U.S. visit next month to "move
forward" toward a Middle East peace, President Bush told the
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith recently.
Speaking to the group's international conference, Bush said he
will ask Shamir to "move forward in some way toward the peace
that everybody here really aspires for."
Bush said he told Foreign Minister Moshe Arens that Israel is
a "strategic ally and a lasting friend."
Bush also discussed his unusual meeting at the White House
with Rachamim Elazar, an Ethiopian Jew now living in Israel.
Bush said Elazar gave a "plea from the heart to continue the
flow of the people there who are still not able to join their people
in Israel."
"We must condemn all attacks on the
Jewish religion, the Jewish heritage,
clearly, unequivocally and without
exception,"
Bush has been credited with playing a key role in arranging
the "Operation Moses" secret flights to rescue Ethiopian Jews.
The meeting was the second in less than a week between Bush
and a U.S. Jewish group. He also met with the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, in the first
of a series of regular meetings.
Referring to ADL's national director, who participated in
meeting, Bush said, "I told Abe Foxman here, 'Well, we're
practically going steady.' "
The Bush administration appears to have embarked on an
open-door policy with Jewish groups. By contrast, the Confer-
ence of Presidents seldom met with President Reagan, though
its leaders had frequent meetings with Reagan's secretary of
state, George Shultz.
Bush, who referred to the conference as the "organization of
presidents," said he looks forward to similar dialogues in the
future.
The ADL group, meeting in the Old Executive Office building,
also heard from Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, Secretary
of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp and White
House Chief of Staff John Sununu.
Bush's speech was largely devoted to his shared concern with
______ Continued on Page 13
ISRAELIS' TALKS WITH PLO PROTESTED. Demonstrates outside Columbia Univer-
sity, site of an ad hoc peace conference between officials of the PLO and members of the Israeli
Knesset, carry signs protesting any Israeli dialogue with the PLO. The empty wheelchair in
the foreground is a graphic reminder of the murder of American citizen Leon Klinghqffer
aboard a cruise ship hijacked in the Mediterranean by a Palestinian group. (APIWide World
Photo)
Super Sunday
"New Gifts" Team Established; Trainers
Work With Volunteers
Inside
Six Morse staff
to visit Israel.... Page 2
Is Josef Mengele
Still alive?..........Page 4
Making Israel a
part of my life... Page 7
Community
Dinner Dance
photo spread.....Page 9
Could Israel
be losing the
media war?......Page 10
A decade of
Camp David.....Page 11
With Super Sunday only
nine days away, Campaign
leaders are projecting an over-
whelming response to the
April 2 phon-a-thon in support
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The community-wide event
will be held at the Airport^
Hilton in West Palm Beh<
Arafat Offer
Termed 'Trickery'
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir had little but contempt for
Yasir Arafat's declaration that
he is ready to go to Jerusalem,
with Arab world consent, to
talk peace.
"Trickery" and "public rela-
tions stunt" were some of the
epithets used by Shamir to
dismiss the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization chairman's
statements, which were made
in a weekend interview with
the Italian newspaper La
Repubblica.
Shamir issued his reaction
during a tour of northern vil-
lages.
Shamir said it was not seri-
ous to compare Ararat s latest
proclamation to the late Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat s
historic visit to Jerusalem in
November 1977. "Sadat
intended peace," Shamir
explained, "while this man,
this chief murderer, intends
not peace but deception."
Shamir referred to the cur-
rent spate of attempted border
infiltrations from Lebanon as
evidence of the Palestinian ter-
ror group's determination to
thwart any advance toward a
negotiated solution.
He said that as hard as the
terrorists try to infiltrate, the
Israel Defense Force will try
even harder and with greater
perseverance to keep them
out.
"Hundreds of volunteers will
participate in the most far-
reaching one-day fundraising
effort of the 1989 Campaign,"
said Co-Chairs Alice and Mor-
ris Zipkin and Steve Ellison.
"With the spirit and enthusi-
asm growing every day we
know our goal is in sight."
A major element of Super
Sunday will be briefing volun-
teers who will make thousands
of telephone calls throughout
the day. This year, a "new
gifts" team is being developed.
Members of the team will be
responsible for calling individ-
uals new to the community.
Since several thousand fami-
lies have relocated to Palm
Beach County in the last few
years, they represent the
greatest potential for contribu-
tions on Super Sunday. Callers
will not only solicit pledges but
will also try to inform new
community members about the
services available through the
Jewish Federation and its ben-
eficiary agencies.
At the beginning of each
shift Super Sunday trainers
Jay Epstein, Angela Lampert,
Joan Tochner, Max Tochner,
Jeff Paine and Susan Wolf-
Schwartz will conduct training
sessions for the telephone sol-
icitors. By reviewing local and
international needs, as well as
proper methods of solicitation,
callers will feel more at ease.
This year's Super Sunday
Continued on Page 3


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm ^each County/Friday, March 24, 1989
Passover Campaign Against
Hunger In Third Year
(Boston, MA) "Let all who
are hungry come and eat! Let
all who are in need share in the
hope of Passover!" These
words from the Passover Hag-
gadah are the inspiration for
the American Jewish World
Service's Afikoman Pledge, an
educational and fundraising
campaign that teaches about
world hunger and poverty
while exploring the themes of
Passover.
The Afikoman is a broken
piece of matzah which is hid-
den at the beginning of the
seder, the ritual Passover
meal, and must be redeemed
before its completion. When it
is redeemed, the Afikoman
Pledge asks that seder partici-
pants make a pledge to allevi-
ating world hunger through a
donation to AJWS. The pledge
asks families to "renew the
commitment to help all who
are hungry around the world,
so that next year we all may be
free."
"At Passover, when we give
thanks for our own freedom,
we also eat a broken piece of
matzah, 'the bread of afflic-
tion,' which reminds us of the
brokenness of the world," said
Laurence R. Simon, AJWS
President. "It is therefore par-
ticularly appropriate at Pas-
sover to remember those who
are prevented, by poverty,
hunger and disease, from shar-
ing in the hope of Passover."
The American Jewish World
Service is the international
development and relief organi-
zation of the American Jewish
community; it funds, on a non-
denominational basis, projects
in the poorest countries of
Asia, Africa and Latin Amer-
ica. AJWS helps individuals in
rural communities build self-
reliance through programs
which increase agricultural
production, raise families'
standard of living and reduce
infant morality.
More than 300 congrega-
tions, Hillels and other organi-
zations participated in the
campaign last year which
raised $59,000 for AJWS pro-
jects overseas. These funds
supported AJWS' projects to
help villagers in Africa learn
how to improve their crops and
livestock yields and to aid
Tibetan refugees in Southern
India organize cooperatives
and rotating loan funds.
AJWS is also providing many
developing countries with
Israeli-manufactured portable,
plastic grain silos to protect
emergency grain and to pre-
vent harvest spoilage.
The Conservative, Reform
and Reconstructionist rabbini-
cal associations and the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation are all
partners with AJWS in the
Afikoman Pledge.
Copies of the pledge bro-
chure and additional informa-
tion are available from Ameri-
can Jewish World Service, 729
Boylston St., Boston MA
02116,(617)267-6656.
Six From Morse Staff To Visit Israel
"Six staff members of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center will spend eleven days
in Israel as a confirmation of
our commitment to developing
in all of our staff an under-
standing of Jewish culture and
tradition," said E. Drew Gack-
enheimer, Executive Director
of the Morse.
In making the announce-
ment, Gackenheimer also said
special grants to assist the
staff members with their tra-
vel and lodging expenses were
made available through the
generosity of several of the
Morse trustees.
Those forming the "Morse
Mission" are Scott Boord,
Assistant Executive Director,
Bruce Wall, Fiscal Services
Director, Roger Witte, Plant
Operations Director, Micki
Ross, Volunteer Coordinator,
Anita Morgan, LPN, and
Diane Stabler, Executive
Secretary. Four of the staff
members have been with the
Center since it opened in 1983.
Stabler and Witt have been at
the Morse for over three years.
The 11-day tour of Israel
begins March 29, when the
Morse staff members join
other residents from the Palm
Beaches on the trip promoted
by the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
In-Depth Briefings
Boord explained that the
Six Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center staff members will leave
March 29 for a tour of Israel. They urill be taking a professional
view of medical facilities in Jerusalem and Hod Hasharon. (L-r)
standing: Scott Boord, Assistant Executive Director, Bruce Wall,
Fiscal Services Director, Micki Ross, Volunteer Coordinator,
Roger Witte, Plant Operations Manager. (L-r) seated: Anita
Morgan, LPN, and Diane Stabler, Executive Secretary.
information on the health care
delivery in the Bet Byer Home
and the Hadassah Medical
Center in order to enhance the
quality care and quality of life
at MSG."
Morse group has arranged in-
depth briefings from a profes-
sional viewpoint in such faci-
lities as the Hadassah Medical
Center and Bet Byer Home for
the Aged (the sister nursing
home to the Morse) in Jeru-
salem and the Ribakoff Senior
Center in Hod Hasharon. (Hod
Hasharon is Palm Beach's Pro-
ject Renewal community). In
each facility they will study,
operations with their Israel-Vr!tabler n carry letters,
based counterparts. pictures and crafts from the
,, Morse residents to the Bet
Boord s project focuses on
"observing and gathering Continued on Page 3
As a specialist in health care
fiscal services, Wall will be
analyzing and comparing bud-
geting allocations of the Cen-
ter's Israeli counterparts.
VOLUNTEERS
^g. ias^ SPRING FORWARD INTO
^TFSff^ SUPER SUNDAY
Don't forget to turn your
clocks one hour ahead on
Saturday night, April 1,
for daylight savings time.
We'll be waiting for you at the
phones on Super Sunday,
April 2nd.
Sheriffs Deputies
Visit The JCDS
Children in kindergarten through grade three at the Jewish
Community Day School were treated to a visit by a team from
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department last week. They
heard all about what the Sheriffs Department does, how they
catch criminals and how they protect citizens. The deputies even
brought their K-9 dog. When asked what his favorite part of the
program was, a youngster quipped, "I liked the loud siren the
best."
SIBLING RIVALRY
Is Sibling Sanity Possible?
Led by Hermine Jones, a well known
and respected therapist
Wednesday, March 29th 7:30 9:30 p.m.
At the Jewish Community Center Pre-school, corner of
Military and 45th Street (next to Winn-Dixie) at the
Southwind Shopping Plaza
$6.00 for JCC members $7.50 for nonmembers
Call Ruth at 689-7700 for more information
SUPER SUNDAY
April 2nd,
1989
at the Palm Beach Airport Hilton
You are needed to make phone calls on Super Sunday, the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's annual
phonathon. Make the connection and embrace the liv?s of
Jews in the Palm Beaches, around the world and in Israel.
For mote information pleaae call 832-2120
Please return the attached card.
501 South Flagier Drive, Suite 306
West Palm Beach. FL 33401
YES! I want to help reach out to our Jewish Community by staffing a phone on
Super Sunday Please check one Buses to leave the Century 8:00 a.m.
8 30-11 00 Village Clubhouse for the 10:00 a.m.
Airport Hilton at the 3:30 p.m.
following times: 5:30 p.m.
Q Shift I
l) Shift II
D Shift III
D Shift IV
10.30- 1 00
4 00- 6 30
6 00 8 30
Each shift includes an orientation session, please arrive promptly Please indicate 1st ani'
2nd choice of shift
lit prefer an administrative fob._
(please print)
(Check time slot above)
mi-
Contirmations will be forthcoming
Child Care available
Transportation to and from Cantufy Village.
(Hehtntmn mm be mm io make the. teas camp*** pwog. pno. lo *!* on Sup*. Sunder
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Super Sunday
Continued from Page 1
boasts a new, tighter format.
"As a result, there are few
openings for the morning ses-
sions," said Super Sunday Co-
Chairs. "But we still need vol-
unteers for the afternoon and
evening sessions (4 p.m. 6:30
p.m. and 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.)
If you have not signed up
yet, please fill out the form on
page 2 and return it to the
Jewish Federation, or call 832-
2120.
Joan Tochner
Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Jay Epstein
Susan Wolf-Schwartz
Morse
Angela Lampert
Continued from Page 2
Byer residents with the hope
of establishing a pen-pal
exchange between the resi-
dents of the two homes.
Slide Show For Residents
As an amateur photogra-
pher, Witte plans to produce a
JCDS Receives Mass.
Social Club Gift
The Jewish Community Day School recently received a contribu-
tion from the Massachusetts Social Club of Century Village.
Shown here are Mrs. Al Radonsky and Dr. Nissim Elbaz,
Executive Director of the JCDS. Dr. Elbaz stated, "We are so
pleased to be able to receive this generous gift from the
Massachusetts Social Club. The money will be used to purchase
Jewish studies computer software for our children. Thank you to
Mr. and Mrs. Radonsky and the members of the MSC."
slide presentation depicting
the Israelis and their life styles
from an impressionistic view-
point. He will bring this back
to the Morse residents along
with enlarged photos for dis-
play in the Center. One target
for his camera will be recogniz-
able street signs.
Ross will be talking with
both volunteers and volunteer
coordinators at Bet Byer and
the Hadassah Medical Center.
Morgan wants to share her
trip experience with the Morse
residents as a nurse and as a
first-time traveler to Israel.
She will be doing comparative
studies with her counterparts
in the medical facilities she
visits.
"Excited" and "grateful"
are the two words all of the
Morse staff members use in
talking about their trip. All of
the Morse travelers, Jewish
and non-Jewish, also describe
their anticipation of viewing
the historic and religious sites
on the tour in almost reverent
terms.
"Things I'll be seeing I have
only read about and never
hoped to see myself," said
Morgan.
Regarding the visits and pro-
fessional sharing at the medi-
cal facilities, Wall observed,
"This undertaking will estab-
lish ties between the Morse
and our Israeli sister organiza-
tions. I believe we have a lot to
learn from one another."
SUNDAES
after Super Sunday
April 2nd
For all those volunteers who work the last shift
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please join us for dessert and fun.
It's an exciting end to an exciting day!
Volunteers Make the Difference
Join the Super [ Sunday '89 Team
Patti Abramson Dr. Alan LeRoy
Marci Adler Blanche Levine
Dr. Moshe Adler Spencer Levine
Alta Arons Mark Levy
Shawn Barat Stacey Levy
Bob Barnald Sylvia Lewis
Lynn Barnald Ruth Liberman
Ida Barton Oscar Liberman
Til lie Becker Blanch Liebowitz
Abe Belgard Barbara Lifshitz
Gloria Belgard Michael Lifshitz
Estelle Berger Sherry Linden
Harry Berger Karen List
Helen Bergida Marty List
Fred Berk Juliette Marsh
Nettie Berk Marion Mazursky
Gerta Bettauer Mark Mendel
Miriam Binder Marcy Meyers
Gertrude Birnback Esther Molat
Erwin H. Blonder Anne Neugeboren
Shirlee Blonder Dr. Emanuel Newmark
Ada Boff Eileen Nickman
Debbie Brass Myron Nickman
Abraham Braun Francine Orenstein
Claire Braun Selma Orenstein
Bunnie Brecher Yale Orenstein
Sylvia Brochstein Jeff Paine
Ruth Brown Lee Paola
Harry Browner Nat Passon
Lee Browner Rhea Passon
Al Brownstein Emily Pearl
Shirley Brownstein Amy Pearlman
Denny Caruso Evelyn Percher
Evelyn Caruso Marvin Percher
Benjamin Chaits Sarah Pfeffer
Jeanette Chaits Molly Podorzer
Betsy Cohen Florence Poel
Blanche Cohen William Poel
Evelyn Coleman Amy Prager
Rosalyn Denner David Prager
Sara Dickason Bill Rachles
Frances Eisenstein Jeanne Rachles
Nissim Elbaz Shirley Rauch
Steve Ellison Berenice Rogers
Sheila Engelstein Gertrude Rosen
Jay Epstein Sandra Rosen
David Finger Isadore Rosoff
Lisa Freeman Lena Rothberg
Mary Friedwald Barry Rudel
Max Friedwald Laura Saperstein
Anne Fuss Louis Scheinbaum
Anne Gallubier Rhoda Scheinbaum
Bette Gilbert Yetta Schneider
Min Gindes Ian Schonberg
Mrs. William Glater Miriam Schuman
Mr. William Glater Claire Schwartz
Lori Gold Dr. Elliot Schwartz
Ephraim Goldberg Florence Schwartz
Frank Goldstein Syd Schwartz
Jennifer Gomberg Abe Seaver
Rose Goodman Rheba Seaver
Al Grant Clare Seider-Gershowitz
Nan Grant Cliff Shapiro
Jerome J. Gross David Shapiro
Hank Grossman Marcia Shapiro Elsie Shmukler
Sandy Grossman
Tammy Hamberg Lester Silverman
Leonard Hanser Adele Simon
Lisa Hanser David Simon
Rita Hilton Doris Singer
Vivian Holton Jack Solomon
Joyce Hopkins Charlotte Solomon
Mike Jacobson Betty Steinberg
Dorothy Kaplan Emilie Strier
Jack Karako Morris Strier
Tami Karako Paula Super
Jerie Kashdan Nathan Super
Howard Kaslow Mrs. Coleman Sussman
Sonia Kay Mr. Coleman Sussman
Morris Kener Sarah Taylor
Donna Kener Joan Tochner
Florence Kieff Max Tochner
Sandy Klein Lynne Trimarchi
Joe Klein Renee Tucker
Barry Krischer Sam Wadler
Milton Kurland Sarah Weinstein
Ruth Kurland Rose Weiss
Angela Lampert Alvin Wilensky
Arnold Lampert Celia Wilner
Ileno Lampert Fran Witt
Ed Lefkowitz Mrs. Lee Wolf
Ruth Leibowitz Eileen Zimkind
Irma Lerner Alice Zipkin Morris Zipkin
Harry Lerner
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Join The Excitement "This Call's For You"
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For more information, call Garret Saperstein,
Super Sunday Coordinator,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 24, 1989
Free Thought
It is incredibly ironic that in the midst of the
Salman Rushdie affair, there should be two
parallel incidents suggesting that restriction
of thought and expression is as widespread in
the western world as it is in the east.
While Rushdie remains in hiding for fear of
his life after a death threat by the Ayatollah
Khomeini following the publication of "The
Satanic Verses," singers in South Florida
were banned from the Calle Ocho street
festival and Israelis awoke to an outraged
scandal at the suggestion that Adolf Hitler's
"Mein Kamph" might be published in Hebrew
and in Israel.
The Little Havana flap centered on the fact
that entertainers might have sung in Cuba
prior to their political rebirth. Their loyalty to
an idea that of an anti-Castro Cuban
philosophy was called into question.
The Israeli issue should something as
hateful as Hitler's racist ideology, something
as hurtful as his ethic diatribes be available in
a country peopled by the fascist's survivors?
Many are answering "no," just as the Little
Havana Kiwanis Club did in the local free
speech controversy.
The idea of restricting thought and its
expression is exactly what Hitler sold to its
extreme. The Third Reich was built upon
restrictions: of faith, of "race"; of religion; of
a people.
To ban what he wrote, to deny its availa-
bility in the people's language, in this case,
Hebrew to withhold the possibility that
young people might learn how their parents'
world was bastardized before it was cremated
is to follow the questionable example of the
perpetrator of the Holocaust.
Such a move is an obscenity, no matter its
venue.
Is Joseph Mengele Still Alive?
By TOM TUGEND
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
Amid new claims that Josef
for the Israeli government,
and Simon Wiesenthal.
Adding fuel to the specula-
tion is the refusal of the U.S.
Mengele may still be alive, justice Department's Office of
both the American and sraeh Specia| Investigations to
governments have refused to
make public their inquiries into
the fate of the Auschwitz
death camp doctor.
Almost four years after six
respected American experts
identified a body exhumed
from a Brazilian cemetery as
that of the infamous "Angel of
Death," two veteran Nazi-
hunters have raised new
doubts that the forensic ex-
perts may have been the vic-
tims of a hoax.
The doubters, according to a
lengthy review of the Mengele
case in the Los Angeles Times,
are Menahem Russek, chief
Nazi war crimes investigator
Letter To The Editor
EDITOR: the future holds except that so much to live for and to give
This is a plea for my wife, ?h Jeannette Dix, who is in dire
need of a liver transplant. Her 1>ve been contacting clinics
doctors have told us that sur- and hospitals everywhere to
gery is the only thing that will find alternatives and so far
keep her alive. In order to have. found no help. We are
undergo this operation, how- running out of time and this
ever, we must find a donor operation is wiping us out.
with a healthy liver and come Please, I am asking you
up with $250,000 up front, readers to contribute as much
We've been devoting all our vou can to a fund that has
efforts to raise as much money bee*1 set UP at the First Union
as possible, just hoping it Bank, in the name of Jean-
won't be too late. Soon, nette Dix, P.O. Box 4022, Mar-
though, Jeannette will need gate. FL 33063.
much more as her liver begins Please help save the life of
to fail. She doesn't know what an active, vital woman who has
for whatever you can do.
Sincerely,
NORMAN DIX
Margate, FL
release its final case report
under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, as requested by
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
in Los Angeles and a Holo-
caust survivors group.
The Israeli government has
refused similar requests.
Nazi-hunter Wiesenthal him-
self, who initially accepted the
experts' findings, told the
Times he now sees "the whole
matter of Mengele in abso-
lutely another light it was
too perfect."
He added that he has infor-
mation about "a possible new
man in a South American
country. They say that this is
Mengele."
Russek in Israel reportedly
has written a 60-page memo-
randum in which he contends
that the six experts were
misled by a sophisticated
sleight of hand.
Wiesental Center Backs
Experts
These questions are disturb-
ing enough to Hans-Eberhard
Behind The Headlines:
Research Reveals Jews
Victims Of Masacre
Jewish floridian
of Palm Beach County
USPS 009030 ISSN 8750-5061
Combining "Our Vole*" and "Federation Reporter'
By JAMES P. RICE
CHICAGO (JTA) At least
262 Jewish officers were
among the over 4,000 Polish
officers whom the current Pol-
ish government now states
were massacred by the Soviet
Union in World War II.
This was reported by Harvey
ence) of the Pilsudski Institute
of London, dedicated to the
most recent information on
Polish history. It includes sev-
eral chapters by Simon Sho-
chet about Jews in the World
War II Polish military.
Klein, who heads the West
German investigation of the
case, to have proposed use of a
new DNA genetic "finger-
printing" technique to deter-
mine if the disinterred skele-
ton is that of Mengele.
Klein also told the Times
that he had invited Russek and
Neal Sher, head of the Office
of Special Investigations, to
meet with him in Frankfurt
during the week of March 20.
Sher declined to discuss in
any detail why he would not
close the case or make public
the report. He would only say
that diplomatic considerations
are among his reasons.
A U.S. government source
who requested anonymity told
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency on Sunday that it was
the Israeli government that
had requested the report not
be released.
But the source maintained
that even the Israelis have
concluded that the exhumed
body was Mengele's.
In Los Angeles, Rabbi Mar-
vin Hier, dean of the Wiesen-
thal Center, also expressed
confidence in the original
report of the six experts, all of
whom have reaffirmed that
the remains they identified in
1985 on the basis of skull
measurements, bone analysis
and dental records, were
undoubtedly those of Mengele.
But Hier expressed dis-
appointment at Washington's
refusal to release its findings.
"Keeping the report secret
perpetuates a conspiracy
theory," he said.
(JTA staff writer Susan
Birnbaum contributed to this
report.)
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Shochet explains that Jewish
victims of Katyn were identi- rv o t i ?aii
Sarner of Chicago and Lon- ed by documents found on D,v,iV?nuof Gen^al MJL
don, an independent research- the bodies and by comparison gf*sk^ He w,^th* 3$
er, who is writing a book on with records of the London ?IS" ?ross 7,rtut' Ml&
Polish World War II General Polish Officers Association.
There is no listing of reli-
gion, but Jews are also identi-
fied by typical Jewish names,
together with occupations.
Jewish Katyn victims
included a colonel, two majors
173 lieutenants and sub-
Friday, March 24, 1989
Volume 15
17 ADARII 5749
Number 12
Wladyslaw Anders.
The Polish government
recently reopened the issue on
which their Soviet colleagues
have thus far made no public
comment.
When the Nazis discovered
the victims of the Katyn mas- lieutenants, and other ranks
sacre near Smolensk in 1943, In civilian life many were doc-
they blamed the action on the tors. pharmacists, lawyers and
Soviets, who in turn blamed diplomats.
theNazis- One of the Katyn Jewish addressed by'the'chief Catholic
A major source of Sarner's victims was Mieczyslaw Birn and Lutheran chaplains,
information is a 1988 periodi- baum, newspaperman and All three were taken to Mos-
cal, Niepodleglosc (Independ- writer, who served in the IVth s
Continued on P*ge D
(5th class), Cross
Gold Cross of Merit and the
medal of "10th year of Polish
Independence."
A prominent victim of the
Soviets was Chief Rabbi Major
Baruch Steinberg.
Testimony On Jewish Victims
In November 1939, shortly
after the German and Russian
invasions of Poland, Steinberg
spoke to a Polish unit, also


Hebrew U. Film Archive
Joins with Harvard
Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Hebrew University's Steven
Spielberg Jewish Film Ar-
chive, an extensive collection
of rare and unique Jewish and
Israeli films, will now be more
accessible to American schol-
ars and filmmakers as the
result of an agreement with
the Harvard College Library.
As the newly designated
official depository in the
United States for the Spiel-
berg Archive, the Harvard
library is videotaping selected
films from the archive for this
purpose.
The 20-year-old archive,
which is administered by the
Hebrew University's Institute
of Contemporary Jewry and by
the Department of Informa-
tion of the World Zionist
Organization, is located on the
Mount Scopus campus of the
Hebrew University.
The archive, which contains
over 4,000 cans of various
films and videotapes, includes
some shot in Israel during the
early part of this century, such
as the building of early settle-
ments and the dedication of
the Hebrew University on
Mount Scopus in 1925.
Later films show attempts to
bring refugees to Palestine
after World War II and the
1962 Adolf Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.
The archive also possesses
the only known color film foot-
age showing Hitler, Mussolini
and the German general staff
together, as they visited the
eastern front in the early
1940s.
Israel Gains As Prominent
Convention Site
During the last decade,
Israel has become a prominent
venue for international con-
ventions and congresses.
According to Avi Rosenthal,
Israel Ministry of Tourism's
Director General, "The num-
ber of conventions in Israel has
increased by an average rate
of 10 percent each year over
the last few years. At this time
we expect that 143 conven-
tions will be held in Israel
during 1989."
In fact, according to Israel's
newly appointed Consul and
Tourism Commissioner of
North America, Raphael Far-
ber, "The Israeli government
will be spending $4.5 million
during 1989 to expand the
Binyanei Haooma, Israel's
national cultural and conven-
tion center in Jerusalem. This
expansion is an indication of
the tremendous growth Israel
is experiencing as a sought-
after location for international
Massacre
Continued from Page 4
cow, imprisoned, and subse-
quently deported by the So-
viets to an "unknown destina-
tion."
Shochet refers to the "hear-
ings before a Select U.S. Con-
gress Committee on the Katyn
Massacre" in 1952, where tes-
timony was given about Jew-
ish victims, apparently over-
looked by most observers up to
now.
The committee conducted
extensive hearings in Wash-
ington, Chicago, London and
Frankfurt.
It had not previously been
widely known that significant
numbers of Jews were among
the Polish officer victims at
Katyn.
In recent years, the Polish
Jewish Former Combatants
Association has participated
in the annual ceremony at
the Polish World War II mo-
nument in London, commem-
orating the Katyn tragedy.
Jews are represented by a
Polish war veteran, Stanley
Damazer, a layman, who re-
cites the Kaddish at what was
previously only a Catholic cer-
emony.
conventions," Mr. Farber con-
tinued.
In Jerusalem, the Binyanei
Haooma complex can accom-
modate up to 6,000 people in a
conference configuration and
annually hosts tens of thou-
sands of delegates and
hundreds of meetings each
year. While Jerusalem is the
primary meeting site, Israel
also boasts more than 120 con-
vention and meeting facilities
throughout the rest of the
country including Tel Aviv,
Haifa, Tiberias, Eilat and the
Dead Sea.
Our Resaons For
Establishing A Fund
Lionel & Carol Greenbaum
By CAROL ft LIONEL GREENBAUM
We do not want to become involved in complicated
technical language about the reasons for our estab-
lishing a Philanthropic Fund. The reasons are simple.
We lead an active life in the community. Those of you
who know us know that we are involved in a
seven-day-a-week program of business and commun-
ity activities. We are closely connected with the
business world, and Carol, in particular, has a
fulltime-and-a-half career in her activities with our
own Jewish community. (Carol is President of the
Women's Division of Federation. Editor's Note.)
With this heavy weight of business, and communal
activities, to say nothing of a social life and some time devoted to leisure whenever we
can work it in, the reader can readily understand that any sort of help that we can
have to alleviate some of our responsibilities is very welcome.
This leads us to the Foundation of our Federation. We have found this to be a very
useful tool for our purposes and I cannot imagine that it would be any less useful for
any of our friends and acquaintances in the community. We have found a great deal of
ease and facility in dealing with this instrument. We established our fund some time
ago and replenish it periodically according to our philanthropic needs of the season.
We then suggest to the Foundation that we would like to have grants from our fund
to any 501(c)(3) charitable agency approved by the IRS, and the Foundation has,
without exception, followed our suggestions.
In addition to the time just saved by that simple procedure, the money is also
working and earning interest for the fund providing additional sums through wise and
productive investments that can be distributed in the future.
We also receive a quarterly statement from the Foundation indicating the balance at
the beginning of the period, disbursements during the period, any entries or interest
during that period, and our balance as of the final day of the quarter. What could be
easier?
And, finally, all of this service is provided for us absolutely free of charge. We have
the best of both worlds. We are able to suggest the distribution of funds, and we do not
have to worry about the balance, the interest, the bookkeeping, and whatever details
and routine work is required in order to keep this particular ship afloat. We are happy
with this arrangement and do not hesitate to suggest that you, too, give a
Philanthropic Fund serious consideration.
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Morris Rombro
Endowment Associate
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B'nai Mitzvah
Cara Cohen
CARA COHEN
Cara Cohen, daughter of
Michael and Linda Cohen of
West Palm Beach will be called
to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, March 25 at Tem-
ple Beth El. Rabbi Alan Cohen
and Cantor Norman Brody will
officiate.
Cara is in the seventh grade
at Roosevelt Junior High
School. She is a member of the
Spanish Club at school and a
member of Kadima at Temple.
Cara enjoys ballet, tap, jazz
and modern dance. She will be
twinned with Marina Kolman-
ovskaya of the Soviet Union,
who was denied her right to be
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah.
Benjamin Koff
BENJAMIN KOFF
Benjamin Koff, son of Lynn
and Joseph Koff of Juno Isles,
will be called to the Torah as
a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday,
March 25 at Temple Israel.
Rabbi Howard Shapiro and
Cantor Stuart Pittle will
officiate.
Benjamin is a student at
Howell Watkins Junior High
School. He is involved in ten-
nis, the Math Club and canoe-
ing. Benjamin will be twinned
with Isay Abaev of the Soviet
Union, who has been denied
his freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Gilbert of Englewood,
New Jersey, and Dr. and Mrs.
Jacob Koff of Boca Raton will
be present.
Bonds Honors
Greenstein
Indian Spring, on behalf of
State of Israel Bonds, will hold
a Cocktail Reception Thurs-
day, March 30, 1989, 4:30 p.m.
in the Country Club in Boyn-
ton Beach. For their service to
the community, Judaism, and
Israel, Judge George and Reva
Greenstein will be honored and
presented with the prestigious
Israel Tower of David Award.
The Judge organized the
Indian Spring Yachad Unit of
B'nai B'rith and residents of
Indian Spring. He served as its
President, chaired UJA
Drives, and is a member of
West Boynton Coalition. Reva,
a former Teacher of Special
Education, served as Volun-
teer with Association to Help
Retarded Children, was Sister-
hood President of Temple Beth
Sholom, is a member of ORT,
Brandeis, National Council of
Jewish Women and B'nai
B'rith.
Eastpointe Holds Record Bond Sale
( *
Dr. and Mrs. Milton Greenberg (left.) entertained members of the
Eastpointe community with a beautiful brunch on behalf of State
of Israel Bonds and honoring Morris and Esther Rappoport,
(right), Sunday, February 19th.
Howard Stone (middle), a well known speaker, writer and vice
president of Operation Independence was the key speaker at this
capacity crowd reception and was very well received. Mr. and
Mrs. Rapoport received and the beautiful Lion of Judah award
for their years of service to Israel and the Jewish community.
JCDS 8th Graders Meet Israeli Ambassador
The Jewish Community Day
School recently received a con-
tribution from the Massachu-
setts Social Club of Century
Village. Shown here are Mrs.
Al Radonsky and Dr. Nissim
Elbaz, Executive Director of
the JCDS. Dr. Elbaz stated,
"We are so pleased to be able to
receive this generous gift, from
the Massachusetts Social Club.
The money will be used to
purchase Jewish studies com-
puter software for our chil-
dren. Thank you to Mr. and
Mrs. Radonsky and the mem-
bers of the MSC."
'Jewish By Geography' Ruling Stirs Controversy
London Jewish Chronicle
LONDON (JTA) A native
of Newcastle, England, is
angry that she's considered
Jewish in Israel but not in her
hometown, and her case has
aroused a swirl of controversy
in the 310,000-strong U.K.
Jewish community.
Paula Cohen, 34, is planning
legal action against the chief
rabbi of the London Beth Din
for his refusal to recognize her
conversion to Judaism.
Over a decade ago, Cohen
worked as a volunteer on a
kibbutz in Israel and decided to
convert to Judaism. Her only
previous connection was a
tie wish grandfather.
The conversion, performed
by an Israeli Beth Din headed
by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, the
former Ashkenazic chief rabbi,
specified on the certificate that
it was not valid outside Israel.
According to the registrar of
the London Beth Din, Goren
based his ruling on "a little
known rabbinic source which
he understands as implying
that the sanctity of the land of
Israel somehow assists in the
'acceptance' of converts."
Paula married a fellow kib-
butznik, Yossi Cohen, in a
Reform ceremony in Britain,
although Jewish law forbids
Cohens descendants of the
priestly caste from marry-
ing converts. The couple had
three children, all born in
Israel.
But the family left Israel
over a year ago to return to
Cohen's hometown, where the
two older children were
accepted into the local Jewish
school.
The London Beth Din
refused to recognize the valid-
ity of her conversion and have
prohibited her children from
participating in religious activ-
ities. They can still attend the
Jewish school.
New Centrist Yeshivah To Be Headed By Riskin
New York, NY The
Joseph Straus Rabbinical
Seminary, the first centrist
Orthodox rabbinical seminary
in Israel will be formally dedi-
cated at a gala dinner at Tav-
ern on the Green on Sunday,
April 2, 1989. The event will
honor Mrs. Gwen Straus and
her sons Mr. Moshael Straus
and Mr. Daniel Straus.
The Joseph Straus Rabbini-
cal Seminary will be the crown
jewel of the Ohr Torah Institu-
tions of Israel, headed by the
dynamic Rabbi Shlomo Riskin,
founding rabbi of Manhattan's
Lincoln Square Synagogue. It
is named after the late Joseph
Straus, a lawyer and business-
man, who throughout his life,
was deeply involved in dozens
of Israeli and American Jewish
organizations and institutions.
What will make this "yeshi-
vah" unique is its dual commit-
ment to Torah and tolerance,
religion and reason. While
committed to the values of
Torah and the practices of
halachah (Jewish law) it will
emphasize unconditional love
for all one's fellow Jews
regardless of observance of
affiliation.
The arrival of the Joseph
Straus Rabbinical Seminary
comes at an appropriate time,
following the bitter divi-
siveness caused by the recent
elections in Israel. A key part
of its agenda will be to heal the
wounds in the Jewish com-
munities of Israel and the
Diaspora. The Seminary will
ordain a new generation of
rabbinical leaders that will
work towards uniting the Jew-
ish People and the centrality of
Israel to Jewish life every-
where.
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Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Making Israel A Part Of My Life
By MARK WEINTRAUB
UJA Press Service
(First of Two Articles)
I am one of the most recent
new immigrants (an oleh
hadash) to Israel. However, I
did not come here to escape
persecution like my counter-
parts from Ethiopia, the
Soviet Union or Iran; neither
am I strictly observant as
many of the American olim
are. I had a very close circle of
friends, a loving family and a
good career-oriented job in the
United States. Why did a nice,
29 year-old Jewish boy from
New York decide to go half-
way around the world to start
all over again?
I never had a strong Jewish
or Zionist background. Al-
though I attended Hebrew
school, I considered it as little
more than a three-hour weekly
burden and forgot my lessons
as soon as I left class. At home,
the only visible Jewish expres-
sion I can remember was the
Passover Seder. But despite
of Israel and kibbutzim is
unimportant now, but she
must have had a great impact
on me because when I grad-
uated high school early and
looked for something to do, I
decided to study on a kibbutz
Hebrew ulpan.
The kibbutz experience was
unlike anything I had ever
encountered and it completely
transformed my life. I learned
firsthand how to live a Jewish
life in Israel and discovered
holidays and fast days I did not
even know existed. On the
kibbutz I was taught how to
use a prayer book, read the
Hebrew calendar and enjoy
observing Shabbat instead of
perceiving it as a burden. The
same lessons I found burden-
some and irrelevant in Hebrew
school were being presented to
me in a living context. In
Israel I was seeing, feeling and
touching Judaism. I began con-
FROMNY TO JERUSALEM-
Former UJA staffer Mark
Weintraub, who recently
immigrated to Israel, visits
Kikar HamagbitUJA
Squarein Jerusalem. The
square represents UJA's link
with the people of Israel. Wein-
traub continues to work in the
Jewish communal service field.
(UJA Press Service Photo)
the wonderful meal, beautiful
table setting and Maxwell
House Haggadahs, the image
of Jews wandering in the
desert was not relevant to a
seventeen-year-old suburban
kid whose life was dedicated to
hanging out with friends and
following baseball.
In high school I knew a girl
whose parents were living in
Jerusalem. Whether I was fas-
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sidering making Isael a part of
my life, thus contributing to
the country by making it my
home.
When I returned to the
United States, I resumed my
old lifestyle. My Saturdays
were spent going out with
friends or at the shopping
mall. I knew it was Shabbat
but I was not compelled to
practice any rituals or go to
synagogue because my envi-
ronment did not pressure me
to do so. No one in my circle of
friends had a strong Jewish
identity or an interest in
Israel.
I was quickly losing my
newly-acquired "religion and
it bothered me, so I exploited
every opportunity to keep a
connection with Israel while in
college. I spent a year at the
Hebrew University and, back
home, chaired the Israel group
on campus. I also made a ca-
reer decision to work in the
Jewish community on behalf of
Israel. The most difficult part
of my new lifestyle was finding
friends who had been impacted
in a similar way by their ex-
periences in, and on behalf of,
Israel.
Meanwhile, I was also con-
sidering making the move to
Israel but I held back because 1
did not feel I had the emotional
stability or work experience
necessary to adequately con-
tribute to Israeli society. My
fear was that to make aliyah
before I was truly ready would
lead to initial frustrations and
an early return to the United
States for all the wrong rea-
sons. So I waited.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 24, 1989
Community
Community members Dined, Danced and Celebrated at the Community Dinner Dance, Sunday, March 12,
at the Breakers Hotel. Hundreds gathered at the gala event to socialize and offer their support to the Jewish
FederationJUJA Campaign for Jewish Life. (L-r) Mark and Stacey Levy, Judy and Gil Messing, to-thairs.
(L-r) Drs. John and Daisy Merey, Barbara and Alan Lifi n
r^^ M 9^ fl|
fcf m L M^H r i tg jk k A-^fl m^^L"
[i
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(L-r) Maury and Rachel Seldin, Dr. Manny and Tina Newmark, Sharon Bapko, Ronald Schram, Alice and
Morris Zipkin.
(L-r) Myron and Eileen Nickman, Rabbi Leonid Feldman, Elizabeth and Alan Shulman.
(L-r) Judy and Herman Felsher, Ceil and Nor- (L'r) Mi
man Lippman.
Lillian and David Goldberg.
(L-r) Michael and Angela Lampert, Betsy and Stephen Cohen.
(L-r) Tony and Patricia Lampert, Marilyn L
Arnold Lampert.
(L-r) Miles Fiterman and Shirley Fiterman, Sandy Heine and Leonard Heine, Jeanne Levy
and Irwin Levy.
(L-r) Lionel Greenbaum, Carol Greenbaum, WD President,
Rents Goldstein, Albert Goldstein.
(L-r) I
Leib


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M 'ty and Karen List, Susan and Ed Davidson.
Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
(L-r) Lois and Alan Kniznick, Helen and Larry Doppelt, Lois and E. Drew Gackenheimer.
(L-r) Jeffrey Klein, Executive Director, Jewish Federation, Carlo. Klein, Alec Engelstein, President,
Sheila Engelstein, WD Camapaign Chair, Judy and Gil Messing, Dinner Co-chairs, Lee Mazer, Irving
Mazer, General Campaign Chair.
(L-r) Robert and Carrol Levin, Joseph and Inez Bloom, Janis and Harold Cooper.
(L-r) Dr. Robert Green and Liz Green, Susan Katzenberg and Marc Katzenberg, Trish Flah, and Richard
Flah.
Lampert and (L ^ NgU NeW8tein> Gail Newstein, Megin Newstein, Lisa Lawrence, Michael
Lawrence, Tina Wolzinsky.
(L-r) Rita Pearlman, Abe Pearlman, Eileen Zimkind, Gary
Dunkel.
>)Dr. Mark Rattinger, Niklci Rattinger, Susan Forney, Paul Rhodes, Patty Leibman, Dr. Paul
bman.
(L-r) David Schwartz, Gail Schwartz, Debbie Hays, David Shapiro.


Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 24, 1989
^Losing the (Media) War
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
AN Israeli media analyst
says he fears Israel may be
losing the war against Pales-
tinian nationalists, by suc-
cumbing to the battle of the
television screen.
Eliyahu Tal, a veteran
Israeli "mass communicator"
who has conducted Knesset
election campaigns and a sur-
vey of Israeli and Arab propa-
ganda in the United States,
has compiled "Israel in Media-
land," a documentation of the
international media's coverage
of the Palestinian uprising.
He says his work is the "first
attempt to do a professional,
in-depth anatomy of press cov-
erage" of the intifada.
Tal, recently in New York to
discuss his book, describes
himself as "a long crusader for
Israeli hasbara" or "explana-
tion," generally meaning pub-
licity or propaganda.
He says it is a mistake to
shun the word "propaganda"
as though it were negative.
"The Arabs use it. Why
shouldn't Israel?"
Tal said it is a war that Israel
must fight. "Having won six
wars since its inception, the
State of Israel seems to be
losing its seventh war waged
on a 26-inch front the width
of a television screen."
He explained why the Arabs
are winning the TV war. "The
Arabs use it (the television) in
a very cowardly and ingenious
manner: In every war, the
officers go ahead of the troops
in every revolution, the
leaders go atop the barricades.
"But in this strange war, the
instigators hiding in the sanc-
tity of the mosques deliber-
ately send kids and women to
confront armed soldiers. This
is the whole essence of the
intifada. The media is not just
reporter of news, but the
shaper of news."
HE compiled his survey,
printed in a large paperback
book, "because I saw how a
relatively second-grade local
conflict received an unparallel-
ed coverage."
Tal was aided by research
results provided him by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, the Britain/Israel
Public Affairs Centre and the
Israel Defense Force spokes-
man's office, among others.
Tal's 70-page analysis is a
telescope on the international
news scene, starting with the
beginnings of the intifada on
Dec. 9, 1987, and continuing
through October 1988.
His summary judgement:
"In the news, it's not so
important what you say, but
how often you say it."
Tal used journalistic meth-
ods of measuring coverage:
page, page placement, length
of article and headline. He also
pointed out incongruous
matchups of photo and article,
and use of months-old photos
of the intifada, adjacent to
unrelated stories.
In comparing intifada cover-
age with other world events,
for example, he cites a survey
by Richard Harwood, the om-
budsman of The Washington
Past, who surveyed the paper's
coverage of the Palestinian
uprising.
On May 23, Harwood wrote
that from January to May,
"We published 300,000 words
on the hostilities and their
social and political ramifica-
tions. Even for The Post, that
is quite a quantity of verbiage.
"On the scale by which we
ordinarily evaluate wars, revo-
lutions and domestic fraticide,
what was happening in Israel
was a relatively low-grade civil
conflict. (After nearly six
months), the death toll was
fewer than 200.
"... when 65 Shiites were
killed on a single day in one of
the brotherly battles in Beirut,
the 600-word story in the Post
appeared on page 15."
SUCH coverage is not at
atypical. Tal says he complain-
ed to The New York Times in
1982 that its coverage of the
Sabra and Shatila massacres
in the Beirut refugee camps
was given more space than its
World War II coverage of the
landing at Normandy.
Tal also included in his book
objectionable cartoons. In an
example of portrayal of
Israelis as Nazis, a cartoon by
Doug Marlette in the Atlanta
Constitution shows Israeli sol-
diers wearing Star of David
armbands, bursting in to
arrest Anne Frank as she
writes in her diary.
But not all portrayals
included in Tal's book are
detrimental to Israel, and one
in particular is a specific depic-
tion of Tal's entire thesis that
the intifada is a staged per-
formance for the cameras:
A Toronto Star cartoon by
Donato shows Palestinians
swathed in face-covering kaf-
fiyehs ready to throw stones, a
troop of Israeli soldiers coming
around the corner, while one
of their leaders stands in front
of a TV camera holding a
walkie-talkie and a movie-
maker's clapboard saying "5
seconds Stand by ."
Tal also has included com-
ments by world government
figures favorable to Israel.
Under the boldface question
"Does the camera provoke
riots?" Tal relates the story of
a delegation of 150 members of
the former Danish under-
ground who visited Israel in
May.
"In the course of their trip,
as they pointed out, an at-
tempt was made in Bethlehem
to involve them in a staged
demonstration for the benefit
of the media. They stated quite
unequivocally that the filmed
report as screened abroad was
distorted, unfair and bore no
relation to reality."
He said he is not bashing the
American media. "According
to my studies, in mostly social-
istic countries like Denmark,
Greece, Italy, the coverage
was much more biased."
But he also said he was
"criticizing my own country
for its shortcomings. This is
the weakest link in our whole
foreign affairs information,
propaganda.
"Do you know that the fore-
ign office of the World Zionist
Organization's annual opera-
tional budget was $1.5 million
to cover 80 countries?" he
asked.
"I blame the Israeli leader-
ship for neglecting this issue
. Israel must devote its
resources and enlist Jewish
expertise and genius from the
United States, where Jews
have excelled," Tal said.
"With so many Jews in media,
why is Israel losing the media
war?"
TERRORISTS STOPPED. Israeli troops gaze down at the bodies of three of the four
terrorists killed within Israel's security zone in South Lebanon. According to Israeli
military reports, the terrorist squad was on its way in to Israel. (AP/Wide World Photo)
Sale of Anne Frank Letters Upsets Head of Holocaust Group
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The president of the American
Gathering and Federation of
Jewish Holocaust Survivors
said he was disturbed by the
sale last fall of two letters
written by Anne Frank for
$160,000 at a public auction.
"Unless we protest, Holo-
caust artifacts will become a
business, and the material
remains will be sold to the
highest bidder," Benjamin
Meed said.
He also warned that "Nazis
will sell their memorabilia,"
and that "only the moral voice
of the survivor can put an end
to this vulgarity."
Speaking to about 80 survi-
vors at the group's National
Executive Leadership Confer-
ence, Meed called for the crea-
tion of a National Endowment
for Holocaust Education and
Remembrance, to fund re-
membrance projects for Holo-
caust survivors after they are
dead. He termed it a "radical
proposal."
"Ninety percent we may
choose to leave to our families
and to the charities, the tzeda-
kahs, we currently support,"
Meed said.
"But let us take ... a
remnant of our funds and pool
them into a collective fund .. .
to be dedicated for all eternity
to the causes we hold dear."
In addition, the group is try-
ing to raise funds for survivors
living in poverty.
"We have an obligation to
those survivors who have
entered old age without the
material resources to sustain
themselves in dignity in their
final years," he said.
The gathering also co-
sponsored its second concur-
rent reunion of U.S. high-
school teachers and college
professors who spent three
weeks in Israel in one of the
past four summers studying
the Holocaust.
Other groups co-sponsoring
the reunion were the U.S. Hol-
ocaust Memorial Council, the
American Federation of
Teachers and the Educators'
Chapter of the Jewish Labor
^uiiuiuiiee.
Meed's group also has been
compiling a National Register
of Jewish Holocaust survivors,
and has about 70,000 names.
Meed said thousands of survi-
vors have not been entered
into the registry, plus thou-
sands more who have died in
the United States.
Meed said his group will
soon consider a method of
sharing the registry with Holo-
caust institutions and libraries
in the United States.
Archaeological Find Brings Children Together
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) An
unexpected archaeological find
in a wild, unpopulated valley
between two suburbs of Jeru-
salem has brought Jewish and
Arab school-age children
together in a cooperative edu-
cational venture.
They are being taught to
reconstruct life as it was lived
in the region more than 2,000
years ago, including building
stone terraces and milling
wheat for pita dough.
The project, near the Spring
of Yael, has brought together
Jewish schoolchildren from
Gilo, Kiryat Yovel and other
Jerusalem suburbs and young-
sters from the nearby Arab
village of Beit Safafa. It is run
by the non-profit Ein Yael
Association, under the aus-
pices of the Jewish National
Fund and the Jerusalem Foun-
dation.
Until recently, the valley
was rarely visited except for
an occasional hiker or Arab
shepherd watering his flock at
the spring. Several years ago,
JNF workers repairing a re-
servoir built during the British
Mandate found traces of
ancient structures at Ein Yael.
Eventually, the remains of a
luxurious Roman villa was
excavated. A Roman bath-
house was partially unearthed,
as were later Byzantine and
Turkish structures.
Budgetary constraints
halted the digs. But the idea
was born to teach Jewish and
Arab children to reconstruct
pastoral life as it was lived by
their forebears beyond the
walls of Jerusalem.
Now a nearby slope above a
seldom-used single-track rail-
way line has been planted with
olive trees to represent the
agriculture of the ancient
Israelites.
Jewish and Arab school-
children spend up to five days
at Ein Yael, learning a new
skill each day. They are taught
how to lay a mosaic floor,
weave on a home-made loom
and bake a pita over a bonfire.


Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
By IRA SILVERMAN
March 26 marks the ioth
anniversary of the Israeli-
Egyptian peace agreement.
The path to reaching the ac-
cord, through Camp David,
was tortuous; and implement-
ing it, with the Israeli with-
drawal from Sinai settlements,
oil fields and air bases, was
painful.
The peace has not been
overly warm. Nonetheless, the
agreement stands as the only
peace pact between Israel and
any of the neighboring Arab
states.
Its merits have been argued
in both Israel and Egypt.
Some Israeli hawks still call it
a dangerous mistake, but there
is a near-universal Israeli rec-
ognition of the relief from the
threat of war, and of the bene-
fit of a first welcome into the
Middle East.
Egypt has its skeptics, too:
Islamic fundamentalists, radi-
cal leftists, and a residue of
Nasserite pan-Arabists all
deride the peace with Israel. A
visit to Cairo last month, how-
ever, convinced an American
Jewish Committee delegation
that Egyptian leadership is
firmly committed to the peace.
President Hosni Mubarak
expressed his absolute attach-
ment to maintaining and
improving Egyptian-Israeli
relations. He was credible in
part on the basis of his record,
but also because of his per-
sonal magnetism.
Mubarak became president
seven years ago by accident,
upon the assassination of
Anwar Sadat on Oct. 6, 1981.
There was little reason at the
time to expect that the new
president would become a
charismatic leader.
It was a surprise, therefore,
for his AJCommittee guests to
see just how "presidential" he
has become. He filled the large
reception room of his office in
the Presidential Palace with
his presence.
Emphasizing his commit-
A Decade of Camp David:
Catalyzing the Peace Process
ment to the Egyptian-Israeli
peace, he described to the
group various cooperative ven-
tures already in place, espe-
cially in desert agricultural
technology.
He rued the paucity of Egyp-
tian tourism to Israel (in con-
trast with heavy Israel tourism
to Egypt), explaining that
most Egyptians are poor and
cannot afford to travel.
President Mubarak expres-
sed the hope that Israeli-
Egyptian relations would
become warmer, and dismis-
sed recent nasty items about
Israel appearing in the Egyp-
tian media as the excesses of a
free press.
The only negative senti-
ment he conveyed to his visi-
tors was couched in positive-
sounding language: Israeli-
Egyptian ties will improve
markedly only upon the initia-
tion of active Israeli-Palesti-
nian peace talks.
On that issue, the president
broke some new ground by in-
sisting that an international
peace conference gives Israel
no grounds for fear, because
no party, including Syria,
would have the right to veto
successful, mutually agreeable
peace arrangements made bi-
laterally between Israel and
Palestinians, Israel and Jor-
dan, Israel and Lebanon, etc.
As he envisions such a con-
ference, it would include a
brief convening meeting with
international representation,
and would move quickly to
concurrent bilateral negotia-
tions between Israel and its
various neighboring parties to
the conflict.
The outside "conveners"
might include, according to
Mubarak, the United States,
the Soviet Union, Great Brit-
ain, France, maybe Italy, and
of course Egypt.
Even more ticklish than the
international representation at
such a conference a major
source of objection on the part
of Likud leadership is the
By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ
BRUSSELS (JTA) The 12
European Community coun-
tries decided here to tighten
restrictions on the export of
substances that could be used
to manufacture weapons of
chemical warfare.
The joint move stemmed
from the scandal in West Ger-
many, which acknowledged be-
latedly that several of its
chemical firms had been sup-
plying technology and equip-
ment to Libya tor a chemical
plant at Rabta, south of the
Libyan capital of Tripoli.
The U.S. government
claimed the plant was built to
manufacture poison gas, which
could then be used by Libyan-
supported terrorist groups.
Libya says the plant produces
only pharmaceuticals.
The E.C. foreign ministers,
at their monthly meeting here,
listed eight chemicals whose
export would be strictly pro-
hibited to countries at war or
in areas of tension.
No countries or regions were
named. But export licenses
composition of a Palestinian
delegation.
President Mubarak rec-
ommended a mix of West
Bank and local residents and
"outside" Palestinian exile
leaders, presumably associ-
ated with the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization, but not ne-
cessarily including Yasir Ara-
fat.
As for Arafat, the Egyptian
president took credit for hav-
ing persuaded the PLO chair-
man to meet the U.S. call for
recognition of Israel, renuncia-
tion of terrorism, etc.
Mubarak argued that despite
recent attempted acts of Pale-
stinian terrorism, Arafat was
sincere in his pledge just
unable to fulfill it, as a result of
some rivals who seek to "put
him in an awkward position."
It was easier for the Ameri-
can Jewish guests to believe
Mubarak as sincere because,
despite agitation from various
rivals of his own within Egypt,
he has been steadfast in his
advocacy of Camp David the
Israel-Egyptian part, that is;
he clearly sees the Palestinian
framework of the 10-year-old
pact as in need of renovation.
And he sees himself as a poten-
tial chief architect.
Not surprisingly, Mubarak
sees Egypt as playing the key
convening role in an interna-
tional conference along with
the United States and the
Soviet Union, despite the ap-
parently cosmetic inclusion of
the Europeans.
A bit of chutzpah, perhaps,
but it was not impossible to
imagine this man, who seemed
unexpectedly driven to make
a place in history for himself,
joining with the superpower
leaders to catalyze the peace
process. He certainly means
to try.
Ira Silverman i executive vice
president of the A merican Jewish Com-
mittee.
%r% a
A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION. In Tel Aviv, International Women's Day was
marked with a peace march attended by an ad hoc group consisting of, from left, Arab,
Palestinian and Jewish women. The Hebrew sign, top, translates as "Peace Now" and
'Israel-Palestine." (AP/Wide World Photo)
EC Countries Restrict Exports For Weapons
will be refused if there is any
suspicion that the proscribed
chemicals are going to "sensi-
tive" countries.
on measures to detect false
documentation by exporters or
the rerouting of materials to
disguised destinations.
the European Community
update proposals made in 1984
by the European Executive
Commission.
The community also agreed The new rules adopted by They were not implemented
at the time because the com-
munity felt the problem was
military rather than commer-
cial. The international body
has no jurisdiction in defense
matters.
Casual Remark on TV Show Sparks Holocaust Reunion
By BEHNAM DAYANIM
NEW YORK (JTA) When
Holocaust survivor Ernest
Michel agreed to appear on a
"CBS This Morning segment
commemorating the 50th anni-
versary of Kristallnacht, little
did he realize that from an
offhand remark would arise a
reunion of his old community.
During the course of the
program, Michel, executive
vice president of United Jew-
ish Appeal-Federation of Jew-
ish Philanthropies in New
York, happened to mention to
CBS anchorman Harry Smith
that he came from the German
town of Mannheim, south of
Frankfurt.
Back at his office after the
show, Michel said his secretary
told him "There is a man on
the phone calling from Dayton,
Ohio saying he went to school
with you."
The man was Robert Kahn,
an old friend from Mannheim
who had seen Michel on televi-
sion. "We played soccer
together and belonged to
the youth choir in the syna-
gogue," Michel fondly noted.
CBS, upon hearing of the
conversation, offered to fly
Kahn to New York for a live
reunion on the news show the
next week.
During this encounter, the
topic of other survivors arose,
and the idea of a reunion was
first broached.
Michel will chair the event
and has obtained lists of
approximately 300 families
from Mannheim now living
elsewhere. Of the 6.000-
member community, none
remain in Mannheim.
The only two surviving rab-
bis from the original commun-
ity, Rabbi Dr. Max Gruenew-
ald and Rabbi Dr. Karl Rich-
ter, will attend the affair as
honorary chairmen.
The Mannheim reunion will
take place from June 14 to 17
at Kutsher's Country Club in
the Catskills Mountains in
upstate New York. For infor-
mation about the event, con-
tact Congregation Habonim,
44 W. 66th St., New York,
N.Y. 10023.
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all Seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
The JCC's Senior Center,
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard,
West Palm Beach is an active
place for all Seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every
day and programs and activi-
ties will be scheduled through-
out the year.
KOSHER MEALS
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach 501
N.E. 26th Avenue; and JCC in
Delray Beach 16189 Carter
Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-6332, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
HIGHLIGHTS OF KOSHER
LUNCH CONNECTION IN
WEST PALM BEACH
FOR MARCH
Friday, March 24 Sab-
bath Services Cantor Nat
Stein.
Monday, March 27 Fred
Bauman Bingo
Tuesday, March 28
Wednesday, March 29 -
Dr. Ronald Scelfo slides and
narration on Opthomology
Thursday, March 30 Rose
Dunsky Jewish Anecdotes
Friday, March 31 Sab-
bath Services
KOSHER HOME
DELIVERED MEALS
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's Kosh-
er Home Delivered Meals Ser-
vice is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
he homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-6332. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
JCC
TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is providing transportation
for persons who wish to visit
loved ones in nursing homes,
hospitals or have to go to Day
Care Centers. Tickets are re-
quired for each one-way trip
and may be obtained from the
driver. Each one-way trip don-
ation is $1 and persons pur-
chasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9 a.m. and 1
p.m. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
division of senior services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Lo&ise Time:
at 689-6332 for infor-
mation.
rre are now in our
new Senior Center
Please come and
visit us:
5029 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach
For information call,
689-6332
PALM BEACH COUNTY
ADULT EDUCATION,
SCHOOL BOARD
"I Care About Me!!" -
Another dynamic series with
Dr. Louise Link of the Palm
Beach County Adult Educa-
tion, School Board. Registra-
tion is limited. Call Louise at
689-6332. Dates: March 21 and
28th at 10 a.m. at JCC on
Tuesday mornings. Fee: $2 for
the 4 sessions.
PALM BEACH
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADULT EDUCATION
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine A four
week session with Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Adult Education.
Directions and choices availa-
ble to you in today's medical
system. These seminars are
based directly on 1987 cover
story of Newsweek. Date:
Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 at
JCC. Call Louise 689-6332 for
reservations. Fee: $2
OTHER CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES
Joys of Yiddish Join the
many who enioy a bit of yid-
dishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Co-Group Coordin-
ators are Pauline Cohen &
David Sandier. Presenters:
Leo Treem, David Sandier,
Pauline Cohen, Dori Dasher
and others.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays, following lunch at
JCC. Time: Lunch at 1:15 -
Program at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including cur-
rent events. Please call for
reservations at 689-6332. Ask
for Rita, Senior Department.
The World of Drama
Learn all the facets of Stage
and TV drama including the
technique of broadcasting
commercials for all media. Dir-
ector: Carl Martin, Actor,
Newscaster, TV Moderator.
Dates: Ongoing Tuesdays at
1:30 to 3:30. Fee: JCC mem-
bers $8 for 8 sessions or non-
members $10 for 8 sessions.
Call Louise at 689-6332 for
reservations.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play on Wednesdays, at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC. Fee: JCC
member $2.50 per session,
non-member $3 per session.
Call Louise at 689-6332.
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 10 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
SECOND TUESDAY
COUNCIL
SPECIAL EVENTS
SABRINA GOTTSCHALK,
CHAIRPERSON
Relax at the Lido Spa on
April 9-12. Includes three
meals daily and entertain-
ment. Call Sabina at 683-0852.
AT YOUR SERVICE
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh;
Need help with your Income
Tax Return? Herb Kirsh will
be here Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. to noon. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
mation and appointment.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
"Hi-Neighbor," the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is a
group of persons reaching out
keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-6332.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
two to four year olds. Creativ-
ity Crafts assistant for pre-
school. Yiddish instructor. Call
Ellen at 689-7700.
NEIGHBOR HELPING
NEIGHBOR
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
1991.
CLASSES IN
BOYNTON BEACH
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
Quality Health Care and
Today's Medicine A four
week session with Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Adult Education.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, March 25,6:45 p.m. Deep sea fishing in the
Atlantic Ocean. We'll meet at the Blue Heron Fleet (1-95 to
Blue Heron, east to bridge. At traffic light go under bridge
it's on south side of road). Soda available on board or
bring your own cooler and food. Cost: $17 per person
includes rod, reel and bait.
Monday, March 27, 7 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC. Come help us plan exciting events for May.
Wednesday, March 29, 8 p.m. Rockin 'n Rollin to the
best music in town at Abaco's (Corner of Lantana &
Congress). Raw bar and ladies night too!
SINGLE PARENTS
Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m. Join us for brunch at
Testa's (Royal Poinciana Bridge right over bridge) in the
outdoor gardens. Bring the children with you. Cost: $1 for
tip plus your own fare.
SINGLE PURSUITS (40-59)
Wednesday, March 29, 8 p.m. Mid week disco
dancing at the Catalina Club in the Boynton Bch. Holiday
Inn. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. Cost: $1 for tip plus
your own fare.
ALL SINGLES
Friday, March 31, 8 p.m. Temple Israel (1901
No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach) invites all JCC Singles
to join their congregation for Friday night Services and
Oneg Shabbat.
Best of the North Adventure for Teens
June 19 through July 14 is when some lucky teenagers
will have the time of their lives. The Jewish Community
Center's "Best of the North" program will take them for a
26-day adventure on an air-conditioned bus through the
Northeast, New England, Canada, and in-between. Young
people will see historic places such as Jamestown, Wil-
liamsburg and Yorktown. They will visit the White House,
the Capitol and the Smithsonian Museum. They will see the
revitalized harbor at Baltimore, the grandeur of Niagara
Falls, the splendor of Toronto and Montreal, the Empire
State Building and Greenwich Village in New York City,
and much more. Family membership in the JCC is a
requirement for participation. The trip, which includes
stops in 17 cities, is limited to 40 participants.
For more information call the JCC, 689-7700.
" A-AAbot Answerfone offers:
TELEPHONE ANSWERING SERVICE
|| BEEPER PAGING SERVICE
PRIVATE UNE SERVICE
MONITORING SERVICE
WAKE UP SERVICE MAIL SERVICE
and
"person to person service"
24 hours a day
A-AAbot Answerfone (407)586-7400
213 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Directions and choices availa-
ble to you in today's medical
system. These seminars are
based directly on 1987 cover
story of Newsweek. Date: Mon-
day, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. Call
Julia 582-7360 for reserva-
tions. Fee: $2.
PRIME TIME
SINGLES EVENTS
Join us for "Amadeus" on
April 16th at the Actors Rep-
ertory Theatre. Meet at Car-
teret Bank, Century Village,
West Palm Beach at 1 p.m.
Early reservations a must!
Call Sally or Evelyn for reser-
vations.
JCC CULTURAL CLUB
NEWS BY
SONDRA WERBEL,
CHAIRPERSON
Boca Art Museum Docent
Tour Thursday afternoon,
March 30. Exhibition of
today's most important Florid-
ian artists chosen by art critics
of 6 Florida newspapers.
Paintings, sculptures and
mixed media will be exhibited.
Fee: $6.00 for JCC mem-
bers, $8.00 for non-members.
Bus leaves Carteret Bank at
C.V. West Palm Beach 12:30
p.m. Your check is your res-
ervation. Reservations close
March 27. Call Louise 689-
6332 for information.


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AMIT WOMEN
Rishona Chapter is having a
mini luncheon and card party
on Sunday, April 9, at 11 a.m.
in the party room in the CV
Clubhouse. Everyone wel-
come.
Coming event: A gala Sha-
vouth week-end at the Tar-
leton Hotel, Miami Beach, on
Thursday, June 8 to Sunday,
June 11. Entertainment and
cocktail party. Reasonable
rates.
FREE SONS OF ISRAEL
The group will meet on Fri-
day, March 24 at the American
Savings Bank near the Okee-
chobee Blvd. entrance to Cen-
tury Village at 12:30 p.m.
Allan Bernstein, attorney, will
be the guest speaker and will
answer questions. Tickets are
available for "Amadeus" April
15th and "Irma LaDouce"
May 20th matinee at $12, at
the Florida Repertory Theater
on Clematis St.
HADASSAH
The Lee Vassil Chapter of
Lake Worth, will meet on
Tuesday March 28, at Temple
Beth Sholom 315 "A" Street,
Lake Worth, at 12:30 p.m.
Guest will be Rabbi Richard
Rocklin, who will give a book
report, on "Mixed Blessings."
Refreshments will be served;
all are welcome.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
OF THE PALM BEACHES
The regular membership
meeting will be held on Wed-
nesday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. at
the American Savings Bank at
the West gate of Century Vil-
lage on Okeechobee Boule-
vard.
Guest speaker will be Ms.
Joyce Levitt, Director of
Social Services from the King
David Center of West Palm
Beach. The topic will be "For-
getfulness, Senility and Alz-
heimer's Disease."
LABOR ZIONIST
ALLIANCE
Poale Zion will meet Thurs-
day, April 6, 1 p.m., at the
American Savings Bank (West
gate of Century Village).
The program will feature
Mr. Ed Sanders, Jewish
humorist.
A luncheon at the Sports-
man's Lodge will be held April
12, 1 p.m. to celebrate the
fifteenth anniversary of its
branch in Century Village. All
are welcome.
LADIES AUXILIARY
OF THE JEWISH WAR
VETERANS POST NO. 520
On Thursday, March 30,
11:30 a.m. the post is having a
luncheon and card party at the
Howard Park Senior Center.
The proceeds will be used for
the continuing aid of all our
homeless veterans. Price is
$4.50 p.p. Transportation will
be provided if necessary.
WOMEN'S
AMERICAN ORT
On Monday, March 27, the
Lake Worth West Chapter
Sunday, March 26, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Pre-empted.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW 2 p.m. 5 p.m. -
WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk
show that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
Bush To Preach
Continued from Page 1
ADL to protect the "sacred right of religious freedom."
"There is no greater contribution that one organization can
make to the nation," Bush asserted. Religious freedom "can
never be taken for granted," he added, urging ADL to
"zealously" continue its work.
The president noted that ADL's annual report on anti-Semitic
incidents in the United States reported an increase during 1988.
"We must condemn all attacks on the Jewish religion, the
Jewish heritage, clearly, unequivocally and without exception,
he said. "This nation must stand for tolerance, pluralism and a
healthy respect for the rights of all minorities.*
Bush pledged to use the "bully pulpit" of the White House to
speak out "for what is just and what is right."
will hold its meeting at 12:30
p.m. at the Country Squire Inn
on Lake Worth Road and the
Turnpike. Lewis Sherwin will
speak on the immune system
and new medication. All mem-
bers are urged to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Poinciana Chapter will
have its general meeting on
Monday, March 27, at 12:30
p.m. in the Social Hall of the
Poinciana Country Club.
Entertainment and refresh-
ments will be provided.
West Palm Chapter meet-
ing takes place on April 11th
at Anshei Sholom at noon.
Guest speaker is Virginia
Snyder who will talk on "Pri-
vate Investigating Not
Just." All are welcome.
Coming Events:
Sat. April 8 Boatride on
the "Florida Princess" inter-
coastal from Ft. Lauderdale to
Bayside lunch on boat.
Wed. to Sat. April 12, 13,
14, 15 Relax and enjoy
yourself at Regency Spa.
Three full meals daily; mas-
sage; sauna; entertainment,
and transportation.
Sun. May 14 Mother's
Day celebrate with your
friends at the Boca Raton
Sheraton, dinner at 6; show at
7:30.
Thurs. June 1 Region
Honor Roll luncheon, Boca
Raton Country Club.
Friday, March 24 Free Sons of Israel, 12:30 p.m.
Geriatric Center, Women's Auxiliary, Fourth Annual
Luncheon and Fashion Show Federation, Banyan
Country Club Golf Tournament Federation,
Men's Business & Professional Luncheon At The
Governors Club, noon
Saturday, March 25 Jewish Community Day School,
Annual Dinner/Dance/Auction at the Palm Hotel
Temple Beth David Men's Club, "Roast"
Sunday, March 26 Federation, Indian Springs Din-
ner/Dance Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood,
Purim Play, 7 p.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30
a.m. Temple Beth El, Concert 7 p.m. Congrega-
tion Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, Purim Supper/Card
Party, 5 p.m. Bar Ilan University luncheon Israel
Bonds Testimonial Breakfast at Congregation Aitz
Chaim, 10 a.m. Israel Bonds at the Boynton Beach
Jewish Center, Beth Kodesh, Annual Luncheon
Monday, March 27 Women's American ORT Foun-
tains, Donor Luncheon Jewish Community Day
School, Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m. Women's
American ORT Palm Beach Hadassah Z'Hava,
Donor Luncheon at The Breakers, noon Federa-
tion, CLAL Program, 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28 Yiddish Culture Group Century
Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Study Group, noon
Na'Amat USA Palm Beach Council, Donor
Luncheon, noon Temple Beth Zion, board, 7:30 p.m.
Temple Beth David, Executive Board, 8 p.m.
Federation, CLAL Program, 8-10 a.m.; 12-2 p.m.
4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29 Federation, Board of Direct-
ors, 4:30 p.m. Federation "The Palm Beach/
Israel Connection Trip" through 4/10 Federation,
Super Sunday Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 Temple Torah of West Boynton
Sisterhood, 7:30 p.m Congregation Aitz Chaim
Sisterhood, Lunch/Show, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, Spa, through 4/4 Hadassah Bat
Gurion, Passover Program, 9 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Masada, 1 p.m. Israel Bond, Cocktail
Reception at Indian Springs Country Club, 4;30 p.m.. ,
For more information call the Federation, 8S2-2120.
TODAY, DO SOMETHING NICE!
MAKETHEWyABETTER
DAY FOR SOMEONE!
It's within your power to help ease the pain of living for many of our
less fortunate neighbors by making available all the "things" you no
longer need or use. The clothes hanging unworn for years in the closets,
the old bed frames leaning against the wall in the garage, and even the
bicycle gathering dust in the shed, because your child has outgrown it.
Whatever it is that you have to give, please give.
WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS TODAY'"
FURNITURE BRIC-A-BRAC PICTURES
LAMPS DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES
H0USEWARES CLOTHING LINENS
HOURS
Monday through Friday
9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Furniture Pick-Up
Free Appraisals Over $5,000
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
OF THE PALM BEACHES
We'll even accept your old Cars and Boats.
THANK YOU FOR CARING!
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ol the Palm Beaches
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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 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 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
BETH TIKVAH, LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: 4550 Jog
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
Daily minyan 8:15 a.m., Sundays through Fridays.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, 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 No. "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 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5967. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. 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 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
471-1526.
Synagogue News
BETH TIKVAH/LAKE
WORTH JEWISH CENTER
Simultaneously with the offi-
cial dedication of its new Tem-
ple on March 2, the name of
the Lake Worth Jewish Center
was changed to "Beth Tikvah/
Lake Worth Jewish Center."
There are limited applications
to its current 1,300 member-
ship list. Contact the Temple
office for further information.
CONGREGATION
ANSHEISHOLOM
Sisterhood will hold its board
meeting on Monday, April 3,
at 9:45 a.m., and its regular
meeting on Tuesday, April 11,
1989, at 1 p.m. They will be
entertained by Morris Bell and
his Century Village Mandolin
Ensemble.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
On March 24, at 8 p.m.,
Cantor Earl J. Rackoff and the
Temple choir will present a
special Friday evening service
and musical program in honor
of Jewish Music Month.
Temple is offering programs
of adult studies for those who
wish to expand their know-
ledge of their heritage and to
increase their appreciation of
this old/new religion called
Judaism.
Thursday evening program,
running until April 6, 7:30-8:24
p.m. Basic Judaism, with
instructor Rabbi Randall J.
Konigsburg.
The what, when, where, why
and how of being Jewish. This
seminar goes behind the
scenes to understand the rea-
sons why we do what we do.
For beginners as well as for
the observant.
8:50-9:30 p.m. What Do We
Mean When We Say "G-d"?
Instructor Rabbi Randall J.
Konigsburg. To whom do we
Obituaries
ELSON, Adam L., 80, of Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
FEINBAUM, Louis, 80, of West Palm
Beach. Gutterman-Warheit Memo-
rial Chapel, Boca Raton.
GOODKIN, Irwin, 73, of Lake Worth.
Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel,
Lake Worth.
GORDON, Max, 83, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Riverside Memorial Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
HOROWITZ, Abraham, 78. of West
Palm Beach. No services. National
Cremation Society, Hollywood.
HOUTZ, Meyer, 88, of Lake Worth.
Riverside Memorial Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
KALIN, Abraham H., 85, of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapel.
MAYER, Michael, 37, of Palm Beach.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
OLLENSTEIN, Dr. Raphael W., 89,
of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Memorial Chapel.
SHAPIRO, Ralph, 88, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
SHORE, Philip, 82, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
WAGNER. Mary Davidson, 94, of
West Palm Beach. Menorah Gar-
dens and Funeral Chapels, West
Palm Beach.
WEISS, Irwin, 67, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
address our prayers? What
should we think when we think
about G-d? what should we
teach our children about G-d?
These are some of the ques-
tions which will be discussed in
this seminar devoted to what is
Divine.
Fees are: Beth David mem-
ber: $10, $20 a couple; non-
member: $15, $30 a couple.
Some courses may have
additional book fees.
Monday evenings, 8-9 p.m.
Beginning Hebrew, Instruc-
tor: Milton Kurland. This is a
text course for beginners who
wish to be able to read and
pray in Hebrew. Emphasis is
on the Hebrew of the Siddur.
There is an extra book fee for
this seminar.
Thursday evenings, 6-
7:30 p.m. Intermediate
Hebrew, Instructor: Roni
Koral. A special seminar for
those wishing to expand their
Hebrew Vocabulary and
improve their reading skills.
Conversation skills are also
included. There is an extra
book fee for this class.
To register, or for additional
information call the Temple
office.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Do you need a review in
how to conduct the Passover
Seders? Will this be the first
time you will do so?
Attend Rabbi Alan Cohen
and Sisterhood's workshops on
Sundays, March 26 and April 9
at 10:30 a.m. to noon to learn
the answers to these and other
important Passover questions.
Important and helpful litera-
ture will be provided. Please
phone Temple for more details
and to register.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
On Friday night, March 17
at 8:15 p.m. Cantor Howard
Dardashti will conduct a tradi-
tional guitar service. The Can-
tor will perform this service in
honor of Mollie D. Stuback,
who has been Recording
Secretary for more than ten
years.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
On Friday evening March
24, at 8 p.m. Shabbat service
will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. His sermon
will be: "The Liberal In Me."
Argentine Zionist Dies At 78
By CATHRINE GERSON
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Moshe Tov, one of the leading
figures of the South American
Zionist movement, died March
2 after a long illness. He was
78.
Born in Argentina, where he
studied medicine, Tov was
"pulled" in to the diplomatic
services of the as-yet-unborn
Israel, and was attached to the
United Nations Special Com-
mittee on Palestine mission in
1947.
Tov was active in assisting
the first foreign minister,
Moshe Sharett, and the first
ambassador to the United
Nations, Abba Eban. He also
worked closely with Dr.
Nahum Goldmann, then-
president of the World Zionist
Organization.
Tov was later appointed dir-
ector general of the South
American desk of the Israeli
Foreign Ministry, and built the
Israeli Institute for Cultural
Relations with Latin America,
Spain and Portugal. He served
as ambassador to a number of
South American states, includ-
ing El Salvador and Chile.
Candle lighting Time
March 17 6:12 p.m.
March 24 6:16 p.m.
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
"And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's
head, and anointed him, to sanctify him"
(Lev. 8.12).
TZAV
TZAV An elaboration of the sacrificial laws: the
burnt-offering, the meal offering, the sin-offering;
guilt-offering and peace-offering. Moses conse-
crated Aaron and his sons for the priesthood; he
made their offerings of consecration, sprinkled
them with the oil of anointment, and taught them
the order of sacrifice "And at the door of the tent of meeting shall
ye abide day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the
Lord, that ye die not; for so I am commanded"
(Leviticus 8.SS).
[Lhej;ftcoun,,i^ ,he Week,V Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
, 2?2T ?7cSom,r' Pub,ished by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 246-6911)


Blackmail and Not Giving a Get
Friday, March 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
By ELLEN ANN STEIN
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
ANOTHER attempt to leg-
islate the giving of a get, or
Jewish divorce, will apparently
not be brought to the Florida
state legislature this year
because of disagreement
among the rabbinical ranks.
Legislation that would
require a husband to give his
wife a get may infringe on the
separation of church and state,
some rabbis argue. Other rab-
binical streams say civil courts
may be the only source of
freeing a woman whose hus-
band will not grant such a
religious divorce.
According to Jewish law and
tradition, it is the husband's
prerogative to give the get.
State Rep. Elaine Bloom
tried unsuccessfully last year
to tack onto a bill regarding
marriage, legislation similar to
that now in effect in New York
State. When a person is grant-
ed a divorce under New York
law, there is a provision that
prevents future impediment to
remarriage.
Bloom told The Jewish Flor-
idian that she was responding
to "the urgent request" of
many Jewish women through-
out Florida who have asked
why the state does not offer
similar protection as women
receive under the New York
legislation.
"IF a divorce is supposed to
cut all ties that bind, and,
under Jewish law, the husband
refuses to cut that one tie,
then in effect (he) prevents
that woman from remarrying
if she feels she needs a
religious divorce to remarry,"
said Bloom, adding that the
same applies to Catholics who
need an annulment of wedding
vows in order to remarry.
The issue has united strange
partners in that marriage bed.
Reform Judaism does not
require an Orthodox get for a
woman to be remarried," said
Rabbi Herbert Baumgard,
rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth
Am. And, "it's Orthodox law
which is the problem here.
"I have a great concern that
the state not be guilty of inter-
fering in religious affairs. And
while I'm certainly in favor of
liberalizing the get procedure
so that women will not be at
the mercy of men, I would
hope that would be done
through Orthodox channels."
Meanwhile, Bloom says she
hears many cases of women
who adhere to Jewish law, who
cannot remarry with clear con-
science because of the religi-
ous tie.
According to Rabbi Solomon
Schiff, executive vice presi-
dent of the Dade County Rab-
binical Association, a woman
who is not granted a get is still
considered married even if she
has received a civil divorce.
Judge Orders
Jewish Divorce
By TODD WINER
CHICAGO (JTA) In
a precedent-setting decision
for Illinois courts, a judge has
ruled that a Jewish man whose
wife became a ba'alat teshuvah
must grant her a get, or Jewish
divorce decree, as well as a
secular divorce, even though
he is not Orthodox, because
they entered into an Orthodox
wedding contract (ketubah) at
their Reconstructionist
wedding ceremony.
According to Cook County
Circuit Judge Julia Nowicki,
Kenneth Goldman, 38, must
grant the get because he volun-
tarily agreed to enter into the
jurisdiction of Orthodox law by
signing the ketubah when he
married Annette Goldman, 37,
in 1979.
The ketubah stipulated that
a dissolution of the marriage
should take place according to
halachic guidelines.
Annette Goldman began
practicing Orthodox Judaism
in 1984, the same year Ken-
neth Goldman filed for a
divorce. She filed a countersuit
seeking a secular and religious
divorce. According to Jewish
law, without a get, which only
the man can grant, a woman
cannot remarry.
Kenneth Goldman's attor-
ney, Kenneth Ditowsky,
argued that, because his client
is a Reconstructionist Jew, he
does not follow the doctrines
adhered to by the Orthodox.
He claimed his client had no
understanding of what the
ketubah actually stated and
entered into it only as part of
the tradition of a Jewish
wedding.
In addition, Ditowsky said
that to submit to a religious
doctrine would violate the sep-
aration of church and state in
this country.
Judge Nowicki upheld
Annette Goldman's claim that
Kenneth Goldman had entered
into a contract and is bound by
its stipulations. She ordered
him to enter into the get
within 45 days after their secu-
lar divorce was signed.
The judge said that Goldman
could have a proxy attend the
ceremony if he did not wish to
be there. Ditkowsky said he
will appeal the decision.
Courts in New York, New
Jersey, Ohio and Minnesota
have made decisions in similar
cases. New York and New
Jersey rulings have ordered
men to grant a get on the
grounds that they had entered
into a contract with the sign-
ing of a ketubah.
In Minnesota and Ohio, how-
ever, judges have refused to
order the granting of the get,
saying it would be a violation
of the separation of church and
state.
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Schiff, an Orthodox rabbi,
stressed that his views only
pertain to those who follow
halacha or Jewish law.
"OBVIOUSLY, if a woman
does not receive a get, then, by
halacha she's still married
even though she has a civil
divorce. The children, if she
remarried without a get, would
be considered illegitimate and
there are (further conse-
quences) that the children can
only marry other children with
that status. So the conse-
quences are very dire for those
who follow the tradition."
If, however, a man remar-
ries without a get, he's (only)
violating a rabbinic edict.
which does not constitute adul-
tery and the children are not
illegitimate.
"In many cases, either the
man or the woman who's try-
ing to blackmail the other part-
ner will use the get as a way of
extorting some benefit." It is a
source of blackmail, he says,
when you cannot force the
recalcitrant party to give the
get.
That is why Schiff said he is
not opposed to the state legis-
lation which Bloom said was
approved in the House but
defeated in the Senate last
year.
"THE purpose and justifica-
tion of a law of that kind is that
when the state finalizes a civil
divorce, the purpose ... is to
cut all marital ties that bind
the couple together. When one
of the partners refuses to con-
sent to the religious divorce
then that partner is counter-
manding the intent of that
procedure. So what the law is
trying to do is ensure that
there will be nothing that
would inhibit either of the par-
ties to remarry.
"I personally think with
safeguards" the law would
work, Schiff said. "I handle
cases of men refusing to grant
the woman a get. I see the pain
and the grief."
Is Mengele Still Alive?
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) French-
speaking Jewish communities
from a dozen countries
recently created an association
to jointly promote Judaism and
French culture.
The new body, organized
under the auspices of the
World Jewish Congress, will
also serve as a link between
the various communities in
Algeria, Belgium, Canada,
Israel, Luxembourg, Spain,
Switzerland, Morocco, Portu-
gal, Polynesia and Zaire.
The delegates were hosted
by French Senator Michel
Dreyfus-Schmidt, vice presi-
dent of the WJC, who chaired
the two-day meeting.
The organization is being
promoted and aided by the
French Council for the Promo-
tion of the French Language,
an official body headed by
President Francois Mitter-
rand.
The new association will also
be invited to take part in the
forthcoming meeting of the
heads of French-speaking
countries scheduled to meet in
May in Dakar, Senegal, ac-
cording to the French delegate
to the new Jewish group.
It is believed that this in-
direct backing by the French
government will enable the
Algerian Jewish community to
take part in the work of the
association.
The Algerian Jewish com-
munity, which is rarely seen or
heard from these days, was
represented at the Paris con-
clave by Roger Said. He said
there are only about 250 Jews
remaining in Algeria, out of
the once 80,000-strong Jewish
community that existed until
Algeria's independence from
France.
The delegate from Morocco,
Serge Berdugo, reported there
are some 12,000 Jews left in
Morocco, where all Jewish
communities have resident
rabbis and enjoy full religious
and cultural lives.
The French minister in
charge of the promotion of
French, Alain Decaux,
deplored the fact that Israel
had stopped encouraging the
use of French, despite the half-
million Israelis of North Afri-
can origin for whom French is
their mother tongue.
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