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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
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Volume 15 Number 28
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1989
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Shamir Warns Labor
Do Not
Deviate
From Peace
Initiative
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir warned that the unity gov-
ernment could stay in power
only if the constituent parties
stuck strictly to government
policy, and specifically to the
Israeli peace initiative
endorsed by the Cabinet on
May 14.
In a tough-sounding speech
at the Jerusalem Economic
Club, the premier made it plain
that he considers Labor's
acceptance of a 10-point Egyp-
tian plan for advancing the
peace process as a major devia-
tion from the government's
policy, as embodied in the May
14 initiative.
"The leaders of the intifada
will come to the negotiating
table as victors," Shamir said,
explaining why he and his
Likud party rejects the Egyp-
tian scenario for an Israeli-
Palestinian dialogue in Cairo.
"They will say, 'We've won.
We've succeeded."
He said that representatives
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, "whether as
members of the delegation or
as advisers, will bring the
word of 'liberation,' of 'suc-
cess' to the stone-throwers."
Industry and Trade Minister
Ariel Sharon of Likud also
spoke out against the Egyp-
tian proposal Tuesday, but he
faulted the Israeli Foreign
Ministry for actively encourag-
ing the Egyptians to get
involved in the peace process.
The ministry is headed by
Likud's Moshe Arens, a rival
of Sharon's for eventual suc-
cession to the party leader-
ship.
JERUSALEM ISRAELI STABBED Police aid
Yehuda Avrahami, tS, a seminary student stabbed by an
Arab assailant in the ancient walled city of Jerusalem.
(AP/Wide World Photo)
Peres Will Visit The Soviet Union
At Invitation Of Trade Officials
NEW YORK (JTA) Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres
has accepted an invitation to travel to the Soviet Union.
The offer was extended by Genrikh Borovikh, president
of the Soviet Peace Committee and a member of the
Permanent Committee on Foreign Relations of the
Supreme Soviet.
Borovikh led a Soviet trade delegation that met with
Peres recently.
Peres, who is also Israel's minister of finance, would be
the highest-ranking Israeli official to travel to the Soviet
Union since 1967, when the Soviets broke ties with the
Jewish state.
"I think this is an opening for economic relations
between Israel and the Soviet Union," Peres told Israel
Radio.
No timetable has yet been set for the meeting, and Peres
would have to apply for a Soviet visa before he could travel
there.
Soviet Jews Aliyah Numbers Low
Jewish Leaders
Discuss Arms Sales,
Arafat Visa
By ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
White House Chief of Staff
John Sununu discussed a num-
ber of pressing Jewish conc-
erns during an hour-long meet-
ing with Jewish leaders in New
York.
The meeting, described by
participants as warm and cor-
dial, touched on a range of
issues, including arms sales to
Arab countries, Soviet Jewry
and how the government will
respond if Yasir Arafat asks
the United States for an entry
visa to address the U.N. Gen-
eral Assembly in New York.
The meeting was arranged
by prominent Jewish Republi-
can Jacob Stein and attended
by other Republican figures,
including Detroit philanthrop-
ist Max Fisher and New Yor-
ker George Klein, as well as
members of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations.
Sununu demurred on the
most controversial topic cur-
rently on the U.S.-Israel
agenda: whether or not the
United States would grant a
visa to the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization leader if he
should ask for one.
Sununu said official U.S. pol-
icy was not to comment on the
visa as long as Arafat has not
made an official request. The
final decision, he said, would
be up to President Bush and
Secretary of State James
Baker.
Many of the Jewish leaders
reiterated their opposition to
granting Arafat a visa because
of his links to terrorism, a
position also voiced by 68 sen-
ators who signed a letter sent
to Baker on Monday.
The senators said they
Arens Blames American Jews, In Part
By TOM TUGEND
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
The Jewish leadership in the
United States bears some of
the responsibility for the low
percentage of Soviet Jews opt-
ing to settle in Israel, Moshe
Arens, Israel's foreign minis-
ter, charged.
The responsibility, he said,
lies both in "enticing" Soviet
Jews to come to America and
in the lack of large-scale U.S.
aliyah to Israel, which would
serve as a role model for
Soviet emigres.
"When Soviet Jews see
American Jews going on
aliyah, they will go, too,"
Arens told a group of some 60
Californians planning to settle
in Israel. He spoke during a
five-day visit before attending
the United Nations General
Assembly session in New
York.
Stressing the importance of
aliyah in half a dozen public
appearances, Arens empha-
sized that if more Jews had
come to Israel between the
two world wars, the Jewish
state might have been estab-
lished sooner and some of the
horrors of the Holocaust could
have been avoided.
In the same vein, he said
that "of the half-million Jews
who left the Soviet Union in
the 1970s and '80s, only
170,000 came to Israel, and if
more had come, the state
would now be much stronger."
Some of the blame for this
"tragedy" falls on the Ameri-
can Jewish leadership, Arens
declared, recalling one specific
example.
A few years ago, Arens
heard that a Soviet Jew who
had been imprisoned for his
Jewish activities planned to
settle in America, rather than
Israel.
"I talked to him and asked,
'Why are you doing this,' "
the foreign minister said. He
said the former prisoner of
Zion responded, "Because
they have promised me an
apartment and job in Chi-
ContUMcd ob Pace 4
opposed granting a visa to
Arafat or elevating the ongo-
ing U.S.-PLO dialogue. Doing
so would be granting the PLO
"unearned concessions" that
"could be seen as generally
rewarding the PLO at this
time."
Jewish leaders pressed Siin-
unu about reports of a possible
State Department request to
sell 315 M1A1 tanks to Saudi
Arabia and asked whether or
not Israeli or Jewish leaders
would be consulted on the sale.
Sununu indicated that the
Bush administration would
like to consult with Jewish
groups about all arms sales,
but it fears generating opposi-
tion to sales before they are
formally proposed.
Participants said Sununu
restated White House policy
that some arms sales to Arab
states are better conducted by
the United States, which can
place controls on the use of
weapons that other countries
would not impose.
The chief of staff said the
administration welcomed close
cooperation with Israeli lead-
ers. In that regard, he said
there was disappointment
within the Bush administra-
tion about Israel's handling of
the abduction in August of
Shiite leader Sheikh Abdul
Karim Obeid.
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 6, 1989
Campaign Mounts For Anne Pollard's Release
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
National Religious Party has
undertaken a nationwide cam-
paign on behalf of Anne Hen-
derson Pollard, the imprisoned
wife of convicted spy Jonathan
Pollard.
Knesset member Yitzhak
Levy of the NRP introduced a
motion Monday calling on
President Bush to personally
intervene on Anne Pollard's
behalf for humanitarian rea-
sons.
NRP activists plan to set up
350 booths across the country
to collect signatures on a peti-
tion asking Bush to free Pol-
lard on grounds of her deter-
iorating health.
Pollard, who was convicted
of possession of classified
documents in connection with
her husband's espionage activ-
ities for Israel, is reported to
be very ill, suffering from a
rare digestive disorder.
She has served 30 months of
her five-year sentence and is
eligible for parole in March.
She has asked to be released
on early parole because of bad
health, but prison authorities
rejected her petition. She is
filing an appeal with the
National Parole Board.
On Monday, Environmental
Protection Minister Ronni
Milo of Likud told the Knesset
that Israel has been maintain-
ing official contacts with U.S.
authorities regarding the Pol-
lard case.
Knesset member Eliezer
Waldman of Tehiya visited
Pollard in jail on Sept. 18.
Between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20,
two women Knesset members
from what is called the "Pol
lard Lobby" are expected to
visit Pollard, most probably
Edna Solodar of Labor anri
Tehiya's Geula Cohen. *
Pollard's father, Bernard
Henderson, said the women
would try to meet with first
lady Barbara Bush to plead his
daughter's case.



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Cairo's 10-Point Plan
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt still
does not measure up to the late Anwar
Sadat, but his 10-point proposal for Pales-
tinian elections seems to be one which holds
out the most hope for a start on the path to
peace in the Middle East.
Acceptance of Mubarak's plan was
swiftly forthcoming from Washington and
from Israel's Labor Party. The PLO came
along less rapidly, and at this writing Likud
continues to adamantly oppose the Egyp-
tian measures.
Both Labor and Likud agree that this is
not the time to throw Israel into another
costly election. And there is little prospect
that such voting would change much in the
almost even division between the two
major parties.
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin, once the
leader of Labor as well as Prime Minister,
has endorsed the Mubarak proposal along
with Finance Minister Shimon Peres.
Rabin, the leader of the hawkish bloc
within Labor, thus gives credibility to the
Egyptian call for negotiations.
Likud balks at the Mubarak initiative
because it allows Arabs in East Jerusalem
to vote in the proposed Palestinian elec-
tions, accepts the idea of exchanging at
least some land in Gaza and the West Bank
for peace, freezes the expansion and
further building of settlements and permits
two Palestinians who are not residents of
the territories to be part of the Arab
negotiating unit.
Difficult as these may be for Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and his followers to swal-
low, failure to accept the Egyptian plan
would shift to Israel the perception that it,
and not the Arabs, is the primary obstacle
to peace discussions and thus to peace
itself.
Since both sides say they are prepared to
negotiate with no pre-conditions, and since
Arafat no longer insists on Israeli with-
drawal prior to elections, the ball has been
placed in Jerusalem's court.
The ongoing intifada, continuing high
unemployment and the imminent influx of
thousands of Soviet Jews combine to make
a trip to the negotiating table preferable to
the fall of the fragile, coalition government
in Jerusalem.
These difficult times demand tough deci-
sions and acceptance of some of the dan-
gers which peace, no less than war,
demand.
If not, Israel stands in peril of losing the
public relations battle in Washington and
around the world which in the end
determines the degree of economic, politi-
cal and military assistance provided to the
Jewish State.
That battle cannot be abandoned; it still
can be won.
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Vatican Declaration On
Convent Is Turning Point
Friday, October 6,1989
Volume 15
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Number 28
By MARC H. TANENBAUM
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.
The Vatican's declaration
calling publicly and officially
for the removal of the Carmel-
ite nuns to a new convent off
the grounds of Auschwitz is, I
believe, a turning point in the
five-year controversy.
Significant is the fact that
the Holy See's spokesman not
only reiterated a statement
made by Pope John Paul II to
Austrian Jews in July 1988,
but this time committed itself
to contribute financially to the
building of the new convent in
the proposed interfaith center.
Several Catholic churches in
Europe notably the West
German, Dutch, French and
Italian have indicated that
they will also contribute to a
Polish Catholic fund for build-
ing the convent. To use a collo-
quial expression, when you put
Argentine
Aliyah
To Double
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Immigration to Israel from
economically troubled Argen-
tina is likely to double in the
months ahead, according to
Deputy Premier David Levy,
who just returned from a visit
to Buenos Aires.
A total of 1,618 immigrants
came here from Argentina in
1988.
Levy said Argentina's eco-
nomic problems weighed heav-
ily on many members of the
Jewish community. But he did
not think the election of Pero-
nista President Carlos Men-
nem, who is of Syrian origin,
was a cause for concern.
Levy, who is also minister of
construction and housing,
urged Israel to send more
emissaries to that country to
speed up the process.
He stressed the need for
educators to help the local
community maintain Jewish
educational standards in the
face of economic constraints,
and eventually to benefit
aliyah.
your money where your mouth
is, that's serious.
I feel far less sympathetic
in fact, oppose strongly the
notion that Jews should be
paying for the building of the
new convent.
A report that a Polish Jew
from Germany, Zygmund Nis-
senbaum, proposed to Cardinal
Glemp recently that he would
pay for the building of the
convent is not only inappropri-
ate but is deeply unwise.
Were that to take place, the
Polish anti-Semites and others
will not only propagandize that
Jews "own" the media and the
banks, but that now they are
buying out the Catholic
Church. Besides, it is morally
offensive to think that Jews
somehow have to buy back
Auschwitz.
Giving added force to this
Vatican declaration is a letter
that the newly-elected Polish
prime minister, Tadeusz
Mazowiecki, sent to Sir Sig-
mund Sternberg of London
and myself.
In that document, he expre-
ssed a remarkable, sympa-
thetic understanding of the
uniqueness of the meaning of
the Shoah to the Jewish peo-
ple.
Between this Vatican move
and the Polish government's
efforts to resolve the convent
issue, I think we have a new
situation unfolding which can
only be welcomed.
Rabin Marc H. Tanenbaum is
international affairs consult-
ant to the American Jewish
Committee and is immediate
past chairman of the Interna-
tional Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultations.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 6, 1989
Breaking The Fast A Yom Kippur Buffet
By NAOMI ARBIT
FOX POINT, Wis. On
Yom Kippur, Oct. 9 this year,
the 24-hour fast for the Day of
Atonement concludes with a
special meal combining fish
and dairy foods.
By custom, all preparation
and labor for the meal is
concluded on the preceding
day, so that Jewish families
can spend a reflective day at
the synagogue.
The following menu should
appeal hostesses who like to be
well-organized before guests
arrive.
The meal begins with a sim-
ple ritual. A blessing is said
over challah, which is then
broken into pieces for all to
share.
Next, sip punch cups or
mugs of refreshing cold beet
borscht. Herring is traditional,
and this menu features two
kinds. A salmon or tuna salad
can also be added.
Vegetables, salad and a
kugel will complete our buffet.
Leftover honey cake with
assorted fresh fruits, coffee or
tea is a nice finale.
SIMPLE BEET BORSCHT
1 qt. prepared, regular or
low-calorie beet borscht 1 8-oz.
container of low-fat plain
yogurt
Pour half the borscht in a
blender with the yogurt and
whirl until smooth. Pour into a
larger container (pitcher) with
the remaining borscht. Stir
and refrigerate. Before serv-
ing, stir well or whirl again in
blender.
Arens
Continued from Page 1
cago."
Arens said that, under the
circumstances, he found it dif-
ficult to blame the man.
Jewish agencies that assist
Soviet Jews in coming to the
United States maintain that
they should have the freedom
to choose where they want to
live. Assistance is only offered,
they say, once emigrants
decide to settle in the United
States.
The whole issue of Soviet
emigration is now coming to a
head, Arens said, because at
the moment, almost anyone
who wants to leave the Soviet
Union can do so. "A large part
of the 2 million Soviet Jews
want to leave and leave now,
and they're afraid that the
gates may not be open much
longer," he said.
Arens bemoaned the fact
that only 2,000 out of some 6
million American Jews make
aliyah each year. And that
figure does not take into
account the large number who
eventually return to America
or Israelis who move to the
United States.
Arens, who was educated in
the United States and served
in the U.S. Army, sought to
encourage his listeners by pre-
senting himself, and the late
Prime Minister Golda Meir, as
"living proof that you can
come from the U.S. to Israel
and reach a position of some
importance."
HERRING ANTIPASTO
1 1/2 lbs. herring tid-bits,
well drained
1 red pepper, chopped in small
squares
1 red onion, chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, cubed
1 can pitted black olives,
drained
1 jar chili sauce
In a large bowl, combine all
ingredients, stirring gently.
Serve on a lettuce-lined platter
or in a glass bowl.
HERRING *N CREAM
1 pound herring tidbits,
rinsed and drained
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream or low-fat
plain yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 green pepper, chopped in
small squares
1/2 red pepper, chopped in
small squares
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon sugar
4 green onions and tops, sliced
In a large bowl, combine all
ingredients. Refrigerate for up
to three weeks in refrigerator.
VEGETABLES
VINAIGRETTE
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon dried dill
2 tablespoons snipped parsley
1 tablespoon snipped chives
3/4 sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups raw cauliflower buds
3 cups sliced carrots
1 can artichoke hearts, drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 1-lb. can whole green beans,
drained
Combine oil, vinegar, sugar,
salt, tabasco, dill, parsley
and chives; mix until thor-
oughly blended. Pour over veg-
etables and marinate in the
refrigerator overnight. This
vegetable dish improves with
age and will keep several days
in the refrigerator. Serve
heaped high on a platter.
TUNA SALAD
2 7-1/2-oz. cans white tuna,
well drained and flaked
2 medium sized tomatoes, cut
into wedges
1/2 head lettuce, broken into
small pieces
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb. Muenster or other
cheese cut into 1-inch cubes
1-2 tablespoons capers,
drained; (optional)
Assemble all ingredients in a
large salad bowl. Chill. Pour
on vinaigrette dressing and
toss lightly just before serving.
Vinaigrette Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar; dash of salt
1 clove garlic, minced pinch of
oregano
Combine all ingredients in a
jar and chill overnight. Shake
well before using.
NOODLE KUGEL
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 16-oz. package medium noo-
dles
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 3-ounce package cream
cheese, softened
Spray a bundt pan with non-
stick spray. Pour 1/4 cup
melted butter into the pan.
Sprinkle brown sugar evenly
over the butter. Sprinkle nuts
over the brown sugar. Cook
noodles as directed on the
package and drain. In a large
bowl, mix together eggs, cin-
namon, sugar, sour cream and
cream cheese. Add noodles
and mix thoroughly. Pour into
bundt pan and bake in a 250
degree oven for 1 hour or until
golden brown. Remove from
oven, invert onto plate. Serve
warm or at room temperature.
Naomi Arbit of Fox Point,
Wis., teaches cooking and is
the author of seven cookbooks.

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USSR Jewish Population
To Report Decline
Friday, October 6, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
By ELLEN ANN STEIN
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
In December, results of the
first census of the Jewish pop-
ulation in the Soviet Union in
ten years are expected to be
released.
It should reveal a decline in
the Jewish population, which
was reported at 1.81 million in
1979, or 0.7 percent of the
USSR's 242 million dwellers
10 years ago.
But it has always been
believed that the number of
Soviet Jews has been greater
than reported, according to
noted demographer, Dr. Mur-
ray Feshbach.
But one good aspect of the
Soviet policy of glasnost, is
that Feshbach, a professor at
Georgetown University and
the foremost Soviet demo-
grapher, has been able to
gather little known data about
the makeup of the Soviet Jew-
ish population.
Feshbach, who was in South
Florida recently as a special
guest of Dr. Jiri Valenta, dir-
ector of the Institute for
Soviet and East European
Studies of the Graduate School
of International Studies at the
University of Miami, shared
some of his findings with The
Jewish Floridian.
Feshbach has visited Mos-
cow 15 times and in 1986-87
lived in Brussels as the Soviet-
ologist in Residence for the
Secretary General of NATO,
Lord Peter Carrington. (He
was also in South Florida last
week to see his son, Michael
Feshbach, installed as assist-
ant rabbi at Boca Raton's Tem-
ple Beth El).
There are basically three
groups of Jews with an Orien-
tal descendancy and two
groups of Jews with a Euro-
pean/Ashkenazic descendancy
in the Soviet Union. Knowing
this gives one an insight into
their degrees of religiosity,
their language and their cul-
tural assimilation, Feshbach
says.
The first group of Oriental
Jews live in the mountainous
region and speak only Tat,
which is an Azerbaydzhan-
Turkic language. They are
believed to have descended
from the Jewish soldiers of the
Persian Sassanid kings who
ruled the western shores of the
Caspian Sea in the 13th cen-
tury.
Most of the latter group
have emigrated to Israel and
only an estimated 20,000
remain in the Soviet Union.
The second group of Oriental
Jew is Georgian Jews. They
may originate from the Jewish
slaves that an Armenian king
accepted from Nebuchaden-
ezer. Another theory is that
they came from Babylonian
exile in the eighth century
BCE.
Georgian Jews have left the
Soviet Union in large num-
bers, and are believed to be
only half of the estimated
55,000 they numbered in 1959.
The third group of Oriental
Jews are Bokharan. They
speak the dialect of Persina.
They came into the area along
the Silk Road from the Medi-
terranean to the Far East
the route traveled by Marco
Polo. They lived mostly in
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Samar-
kind and Bokhara and today
number about 20,000.
The first group of European
or Ashkenazic Soviet Jews
came from communities that
essentially were not part of the
Soviet Union until World War
II. They are mostly religious,
Zionist and many were Social-
ist and members of the Jewish
Bund. A large percent
received a traditional Jewish
education. Many, between the
two world wars, emigrated to
Palestine.
The largest category of
European Soviet Jews are cal-
led Core Soviet Jews. Most
lived in the Ukraine and Belor-
ussia, the area of the former
Pale of Settlement the terri-
tory in which Jews were
allowed to live after 1772 until
the end of the Russian empire
in 1917.
This large group of approxi-
mately one million Jews, is a
more highly educated group,
more mobile and more assimi-
lated, Feshbach says. And it is
mostly the Core Soviet Jews
who emigrate to America.
Other statistics collected by
Feshbach show that the actual
number of Soviet Jewish scien-
tists has increased, but that
relative to the total number of
Soviet scientists, the number
has gone down dramatically -
from 15 percent in 1950 to five
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the acquisition of goods and services throughout the world.
Menorah/B'nai B'rith Golf Classic
Registration is open for
men and women golfers age 55
and older to compete in the
ninth annual Menorah Gar-
dens/B'nai B'rith Seniors Golf
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Oct. 26, at Inverrary Country
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Senior golfers from Brow-
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Workmen's Circle, the frat-
ernal Jewish organization, was
unanimously accepted as the
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tion, at a plenary meeting of
the body today.
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, Chair-
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sion of the Workmen's Circle,
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tion has rendered faithful ser-
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The president of the Work-
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percent in 1985.
Feshbach attributes this
decline to an affirmative action
program for other nationali-
ties and to discrimination
against Jews seeking admis-
sion into advanced degree pro-
grams such as mathematics.
The number of Soviet Jewish
doctors has also decreased in
the past few decades from
about 15 percent to four per-
cent, Feshbach says.
Meanwhile, the general eco-
nomic situation in the Soviet
Union is "extremely difficult,"
says Feshbach. The issues
include productivity, prices
being totally out of line, an
ability to put food on the
shelves, poor social divisions
including housing and health,
and fear of inflation.
In the short run, he predicts
Soviet Jews to continue their
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Vandals Destroy Carmelite Site In Israel
By CATHRINE GERSON
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Unknown vandals in Israel
may have exacerbated ten-
sions between Israel and the
Catholic Church, particularly
the Carmelite order.
Israeli media reported Tues-
day that vandals had dest-
royed the remains of a 13th-
century Carmelite convent
near Haifa. According to
reports, the vandalism was
systematic, with the attackers
smashing stone after stone at
the site, which is being exca-
vated by a group of Carmelite
nuns.
The vandalism was discov-
ered two weeks ago by an
inspector from the Depart-
ment of Antiquities.
Israel Radio reported that
the destruction of the site was
discovered soon after religious
circles in Haifa had warned
they would not allow the exca-
vations to continue as long as a
Carmelite convent remained
on the site of the former Aus-
chwitz death camp in Poland.
Sister Damien, a Carmelite
sister from Salt Lake City,
Utah, under whose direction
the excavations have taken
place for the last two years,
said that she was shocked to
see the destruction at the site.
"The Carmelite order has
never wanted the sisters at
Auschwitz." she said, pointing
out that the nuns who estab-
lished the convent at Aus-
chwitz had gone against
explicit orders of the order.
"Many, many times the
Mother Superior has told them
to come out, but they
refused," she said.
Sister Damien said that
those who had hurt the work in
Israel "are hurting the people
who are trying to get them
out."
Leaders of the Carmelite
order also lent their support tc
the move.
Dutch Rededicate 90-Year-Old Shul
AMSTERDAM (JTA) A 90-year-old synagogue in the
Dutch province of Overijssel was rededicated following its
complete renovation.
Restoration of the synagogue in the northeast city of
Zwolle was made possible by funds from the Committee for
the Continuation of the Zwolle Synagogue, which was
established four years ago.
The synagogue, which was first dedicated in 1899, served
between 600 and 700 Jews before the Holocaust. Today
only 50 Jews remain. Most of the Jews of Zwolle were
deported to their deaths during the German occupation.
Area
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BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. 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 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 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 and
holidays, 8:45 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. Cantor Norman Brody. Sabbath ser-
vices 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 worm
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 433-5957. 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 7 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 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. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, part-time. Sab-
bath 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 evening3 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 1030
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Rachel Hertzman.
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 Jav
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
h L 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Rita Shore. Phone
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Friday, October 6, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
The Bizarre Event Of The Year
By LISA SAMIN
What does a man who has
been a recognized, notorious,
pilloried non-comformist most
of his life, do when confronted
by something as conformist as
death? If that man is Dahn
Ben-Amotz, he invites 150 of
his closest friends, admirers
and critics and arranges a fun-
eral party for himself.
Dahn Ben-Amotz is a noted
Israeli writer, satirical column-
ist and humorist, myth-maker,
taboo breaker and one of the
more colorful personalities in
Israel's cultural and artistic
society. Upon discovering that
he has pancreatic cancer, after
undergoing a coronary bypass,
with doctor's giving him less
than a year to live, Ben-Amotz
decided to take matters into
his own hands and throw a
party when he and his immi-
nent death were the main
attraction.
So, what is done at one's
own wake? Who is invited?
What do the guests toast, if
not a long and healthy life?
Ben-Amotz invited his closest
friends, many among the most
celebrated in Israel's bohe-
mian society as well as those
who came to visit him during
his long hospital stay this
being the criteria for the guest
list. On the invitation it was
written, "The dress rehearsal
for the real event", and Ben-
Amotz, an egoist to the end,
wanted to be in on it, derect-
ing, producing and acting, as
he had done during his years
as manager of "Hamam", a
satirical theater.
, Not an act
But the party was not an act.
it was a display of raw feel-
ings, a rollercoaster of emo-
tions, with the guests vacillat-
ing between poignancy, grief,
laughter and joy. Ben-Amotz
had written his own eulogy
more than ten years ago, read-
ing it to the public on many
occasions. Then, it was a rec-
ognized piece of humorous
writing, now it was his final
words about his life and him-
self. In the early days of the
newly created nation of Israel,
Ben-Amotz was a radio per-
sonality, interviewing people
"live", on-the-air, with a sharp
tongue and a quick wit. At this
Earty he brought this style
ack to life, but this time it
was his doctors whom he inter-
viewed, and they answered his
questions before the party
guests equipped with charts,
vital statistics and the actual
X-rays of Dahn Ben-Amotz's
illness.
To understand Dahn Ben-
Amotz's "au-revoir" to the
world, his past as psychiatr-
ists tend to recommend in
order to understand behavior
must be explored. For Ben-
Amotz's past is one of para-
doxes and extremes, where
confrontation with near death
is not unfamiliar. Born in
Poland in 1923, Ben-Amotz
came to Palestine in 1938,
whilst his parents stayed
behind and eventually perished
in the Holocaust. Ben-Amotz
was a member of the Palmach,
the elite shock troops of the
Haganah in Israel's War of
Independence. His escapades
were only outdone by his
ardent dreams for the creation
of the State of Israel. More
recently, Ben-Amotz was the
victim of, ironically enoujrh, a
Dahn Ben-Amotz (right) shares a joke with a friend. (WZPS
Photo)
new extremist, right-wing,
Jewish underground cell cal-
ling itself the Sicarii. Their
first public act was the tor-
ching of the door to declared
left-wing Ben-Amotz's Jaffa
apartment.
Remarkable talent
As a humorist, Ben-Amotz is
best known recently for his
column in the newspaper
"Hadashot", expressing
highly independent views, as
well as for his book, Bag of
Lies, a collection of stories
about the Palmach, written in
1956 with the poet Hayim
Hefer. In a different vein Ben-
Amotz wrote a semi-
autobiographical novel in
1968, To Remember and to
Forget, recounting a past
which he had tried unsuccess-
fully to ignore and the guilt
feelings which resulted from
his parents murder in the Hol-
ocaust, his responsibility as
their son and the guilt and
morality of the German peo-
ple.
Ben-Amotz was once the
heart of the Tel Aviv cafe
society. At his favorite cafe,
"Bonanza", he could often be
found verbally pairing with his
long-time feuding partner
Amos Kenan, another well-
known Israeli personality.
Jerusalem journalist Robert
Rosenberg, once wrote of Ben-
Amotz, "It is easy to regard
him as a personification of
certain particularly Israeli
attributes rude, arrogant,
charming, inventive and
people with those attributes
. .. tend to make enemies and
lose friends." But Ben-
Amotz's party/funeral seemed
to defy that statement, as
friends paid their last tributes
to a man whom author Meir
Shalev described as "one of
the most influential and
remarkable talents of our cul-
ture as we know it."
The doctors' have given Ben-
Amotz, who is 64 years old,
only a few months to live. Yet
he is a man who has faced the
fact of his own mortality but
still maintains the hope of
defying those facts. He is now
in New York undergoing
experimental treatment for
liver cancer which has a 30
percent chance of success.
Ben-Amotz may live for lon-
ger than expected (or he may
not). But the man is secure in
the knowledge that his funeral
will not be a hypocrisy, and
that he will not have to worry
about what is said about him,
or who will say it; it has
already been taken care of.
'Day8 Of Rage9 Shown In Israel
JERUSALEM An over-
flow crowd flocked to the Jeru-
salem Cinametheque to view
the controversial film, "Days
of Rage," as the B'nai B'rith
World Center sponsored the
first Israeli screening of the
entire PBS program "Inti-
fada: The Palestinians and
Israel." The showing was fol-
lowed by a panel discussion
which debated press responsi-
bility and Israeli vulnerability
in the media battlefield.
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