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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
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Walesa 'Guarantees9
Holy Sites In Poland
NEW YORK "I will per-
sonally be the guarantor of the
synagogues, cemeteries and
other vestiges of Jewish life in
Poland," Solidarity leader
Lech Walesa told the Confer-
ence of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions here.
In what he termed "an effort
to open a dialogue between
Poles and Jews," the Nobel
laureate issued a plea for
"common understanding"
between two peoples "with a
common destiny.
"There is much more that
links us than divides us,"
Walesa said, adding:
"The Holocaust was our
common tragedy. We must put
an end to fighting and, remem-
bering our common past, work
together to transform
Poland's future."
Walesa took issue with conc-
erns expressed by some Jewish
leaders at the meeting about
WALESA ENJOYS GIFT NEW YORK Polish Solidarity what they perceived to be anti-
leader Lech Walesa kisses a 1500-year-old jar given to him at the Semitic remarks by Cardinal
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations in New Glemp in connection with the
York. (AP/Wide World Photo) controversy over the Carmel-
ite convent at Auschwitz.
Heart Transplant Fuels
Ethnic Conflict
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
debate is rising in Israel over
the propriety of transplanting
hearts between people of dif-
ferent religious or ethnic back-
grounds.
It was triggered by the suc-
cessful transplant of the heart
of a slain Israel Defense Force
soldier to save the life of an
East Jerusalem Arab.
The operation was done at
Hadassah University Hospital
in Jerusalem, only hours after
Sgt. Ze'ev Traum, a 40-year-
old Israel Defense Force
reservist died at Soroka Hospi-
tal in Beersheba from head
wounds suffered in a Palestin-
ian ambush in the Gaza Strip.
Recipient was Hana Khader,
54, a Christian Arab patient at
Hadassah Hospital.
Soroka, protesting publica-
tion of the donor's and recip-
ient's names after the opera-
tion, announced its withdrawal
from an inter-hospital agree-
ment to notify each other of
the availability of human
organs donated for transplant.
In this case, Soroka, a gov-
ernment hospital, notified
Hadassah that Traum's heart
was available.
Soroka and other sources
claim no one was authorized to
release the donor's name,
which was published by Reut-
ers, the international news
agency.
Traum, who was born in
Israel, was brought to New
York at the are of 9 anA -oc.
active in a Bronx chapter ot
Habonim, the youth group of
the Labor Zionist movement.
He returned to Israel in 1968.
His American-born wife,
Brenda Krasner Traum, was a
member of Habonim in Balti-
more. Brenda authorized the
transplant of his heart.
She apparently agreed to
release nis name, partly to
draw public attention to the
need for organ donors. But she
had no idea at the time who the
recipient would be.
"The blood that was spilled
there obligates us to find a
solution that will enable per-
sons of all faiths to go there,"
Walesa said. While he person-
ally believes Cardinal Glemp is
"not an anti-Semite," he
urged that the issue be put to
rest saying:
"If we allow our enemies to
divide us it is we who pay the
price. We're trying to bring
about a renewal in Poland. Let
us work together."
In response, Seymour D.
Reich, chairman of the Confer-
ence of Presidents, told
Walesa that "while we are
prepared to engage in a new
beginning with Poland, we
can't forget the past, or the
anti-Semitism that was ramp-
ant in Poland." He added,
"This must be acknowledged
by the Polish authorities and
the Polish people."
Affection and admiration
displayed by the Jewish lead-
ers for Mr. Walesa's human
rights achievements were
tinged with the anguish of the
Holocaust survivors in the
group. In response to pleas
that the Jewish losses in the
Holocaust were being glossed
over, Walesa replied:
"I will personally guarantee
that any remaining Jewish
holy sites will be declared his-
toric shrines. Jews died in the
concentration camps simply
because they were Jews. This
must and will be acknowl-
edged."
On other matters of concern
to the Jewish community, the
Solidarity leader voiced opti-
mism that diplomatic relations
between Poland and Israel
would be restored "in a matter
of time" and pledged his sup-
port for efforts to overturn the
UN's 1975 resolution equating
Zionism with racism.
Reich presented a 3,200-
year-old piece of pottery a
vase from Israel to Walesa
"in a spirit of admiration" and
"as a symbol of the linkage
between Israel and the Jewish
people." Walesa was visibly
moved. He expressed his
admiration for the state of
Israel and kissed the vase.
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-
Ky.) told leaders of the Confer-
ence of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions that American Jewish
efforts on behalf of Israel are
integral to democracy, and
that Congressional support for
Israel remains "as strong as
ever." Senator McConnell
termed the U.S.PLO dialogue
"potentially dangerous if it
forces Israel to sit down with
the wrong party."
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South Floridians Make History In USSR
By HINDA CANTOR
Ten members of South Flor-
ida Conference on Soviet
Jewry joined approximately 65
other Soviet Jewry activists
from the United States,
Europe and Israel to attend a
meeting of the Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) in
the Soviet Union.
This was an unprecedented,
historic event. In fact, there
were times during the plan-
ning of the meeting that we
wondered if we were really
going to be able to "pull it off.'
It's hard enough planning a
national Soviet Jewry meeting
in the United States, but in
Moscow and Leningrad
unheard of
Every day a new problem
surfaced. I had to remind
myself that, from its concep-
tion, the Soviet Jewry move-
ment had overcome insur-
mountable odds to achieve the
impossible.
I remembered when Natan
Sharansky dispelled the Jew-
ish communities' doubts about
successfully convening a
Soifiet Jewry March on Wash-
ington in 1987. He reminded
us then that the emigration of
over 250,000 Jews from the
Soviet Union had also been an
impossible goal.
But Soviet Jews followed
their hearts and their dreams
and accomplished a "miracle"
in Soviet Jewish emigration.
And, thank goodness, in 1987
the Jewish community listened
to Natan Sharansky. The rest
is history. The march was a
huge success.
Once again, with the plan-
ning of the UCSJ meeting, we
found ourselves in the middle
of another inconceivable,
absurd, impossible task. How-
ever, we also had our heroes to
inspire and encourage us. In
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 1, 1989
Jackson-Vanik Pressure
As President Bush prepares for the
Malta pre-summit meeting, Soviet pressure
for the repeal of the Jackson-Vanik Amend-
ment is growing.
Moscow points to the greatly increased
number of Jews permitted to emigrate as
well as to the clear signs of reform in
Eastern Europe.
But it is important to remember that the
Jackson-Vanik prohibition against the
USSR receiving favored nation status has
been critical to greater freedom for Soviet
Jews.
Lifting of the amendment for a specified
time period, rather than outright repeal,
seems a compromise which can satisfy both
Washington and Moscow.
And the result of America's new policy
on admitting Russian Jewry will not be
known for many months.
A W&bNW
Nearly 200 U.S. Jews
Settle In Israel's
Two Reform Kibbutzim
By Ben Gallob
NEW YORK (JTA) The
kibbutz movement, the hall-
mark of Zionist endeavor for
much of this century, is consid-
ered by some to be a romantic
relic in modern Israeli' society,
one that has lost the power to
enchant idealistic young olim.
That view, however, is not
shared by an American
Reform Zionist movement,
TaMar an acronym of the
Hebrew name for the Reform
Zionist Fulfillment Movement
that was created nearly 15
years ago to stimulate aliya.
Since 1975, it has sent 180 to
190 members to settle in the
two Reform kibbutzim in the
arid Arava region of the
Negev.
In that time, only 25 percent
to 30 percent returned to the
United States, according to
Zvi Sabin, secretary of TaMar.
Those who returned, Sabin
explained, decided that kib-
butz life and/or Israel was not
for them. He stressed that the
intifada did not affect their
decisions or any element of
TaMar programs.
Sabin described the history,
structure and accomplish-
ments of TaMar, saying it is
co-sponsored by the youth divi-
sion of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, the
North American umbrella
agency for Reform syna-
gogues, and the American
Reform Zionist Association.
He told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that fulfill-
ment in TaMar philosophy
means more than settling in
Israel, which in itself is a rare
event; the vast majority of
American Jews have shown no
interest in aliya.
He said TaMar seeks to
move Israeli society "in the
direction of the Prophetic
vision.
"We will be fulfilling our-
selves and society in the
Reform/Progressive tradition,
" he said, adding that the term
"progressive" is used in Israel
as a synonym for Reform.
Sabin said members of the
Movement for Progressive
Judaism, the parallel agency to
TaMar in Israel, are "deeply
involved in lobbying for the
rights of the secular, the non-
Orthodox and the poorer
classes" in Israel.
Those members, he added,
seek "equal distribution of tax
monies to both Orthodox and
non-Orthodox schools as well
as to Israeli Arab schools.
Sabin said more women than
men are involved in the TaMar
movement, estimating the
ratio of women to men at 60-40
in the two kibbutzim.
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An Initial Reaction To East Germany's Upheaval
Friday, December 1,1989
Volume 15
3 KISLEV 5750
Number 32
By MARC H. TANENBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) Most
Jews, I believe, welcome the
collapse of the totalitarian
oppression in East Germany,
as well as elsewhere in East-
ern Europe. But clearly there
is a growing anxiety among
many Jews, as among others,
over what a possible reunifica-
tion of East and West Ger-
many could mean to the future
of constitutional democracy in
the Federal Republic, as well
as to its foreign policy.
Pundits will be reflecting for
months to come over the possi-
ble effects of a reunified Ger-
many on the future of NATO
and the European Economic
Community. Within that con-
text, there are specific Jewish
concerns.
The Federal Republic of Ger-
many has been the strongest
economic and political suppor-
ter of Israel on the continent
Floridians
Continued from Page 1
fact, without the dedication,
commitment, encouragement
and just plain hard work of the
Soviet Jews themselves, this
impossible dream would never
have become an extremely suc-
cessful reality.
The obstacles that were
overcome to hold this meeting
are too numerous to list. Suf-
fice it to say that Leonid
Stonov, Boris Kelman and
many other Refuseniks per-
formed a minor miracle.
It became increasingly
apparent that our meeting in
the Soviet Union was a symbol
for those who struggled for
this cause, both inside and
outside the Soviet Union. It
was not only a symbol of the
accomplishments of the move-
ment, but, even more impor-
tantly, a symbol of the partner-
ship between those who fought
for their freedom and for the
renewal of their culture and
those who supported this
struggle.
The Union of Councils
always has worked with Soviet
Jews in a partnership. Our
strategies and policies reflect a
combined effort working tow-
ards a unified goal. We have
always disassociated ourselves
from the paternalism that
threatens to suffocate the
movement.
since the end of World War II.
On the other hand, East Ger-
many, the German Democratic
Republic, has for the past 40
years been the fiercest anti-
Israel, pro-Arab country
among the Warsaw Pact allies.
Demagogic anti-Israel propa-
ganda has been the daily diet
of the East German popula-
tion.
Indeed, studies on terrorism
disclose that the GDR has been
the major training center for
international terrorists
especially the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization for
decades. What effects could
those hostile policies toward
Israel have on a possible reuni-
fied German foreign policy?
On the domestic front,
should hundreds of thousands
of East Germans relocate in
West Germany, it is inevitable
that there will develop conflict
among West and East Ger-
Our meeting in the Soviet
Union would fortify and
strengthen the partnership
between us and the Jews in the
USSR. It would also serve to
motivate us to future action
which is sorely needed.
We knew that our meeting
was extremely important to
Soviet Jews, but we had no
idea just how significant it
truly was. They travelled great
distances to welcome us and to
let us know how vital our work
has been. They urged us to
continue to support them, not
to give up the fight.
They begged us to tell the
world about the virulent anti-
Semitism that has been
unleashed since glasnost. They
beseeched us to convince our
communities that the problems
of Soviet Jewry have not been
solved.
This is our biggest challenge.
The UCSJ meeting in the
Soviet Union was a huge suc-
cess beyond our wildest
dreams. But will it be similar
to the old story that the opera-
tion was a success but the
patient died? Do we have the
fortitude and perseverence to
carry on, to continue a fight
for a cause that almost every-
one seems to be tired of hear-
ing about? Is this an impossible
task?
Yes, it is an impossible task.
And, yes, we will succeed. Ein
breira we have no choice.
mans for jobs, housing, health
care, education and social wel-
fare.
Such domestic turmoil is
ready-made for exploitation by
the right-wing Republican
party in West Germany, now
headed by a former Nazi SS
officer. That neo-fascist party
has already made some gains
in recent elections.
GDR has also been double
talking Jewish leaders about
reparations to victims of Nazi
persecution. What influence, if
any, would they have on the
Federal Republic's more open
reparations and pro-Israel pol-
icies?
This is therefore not a time
for irrational paranoia, but for
rational vigilance and concern.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum is inter-
national relations consultant to the
American Jewish Committee and is
immediate past chairman of the Inter-
national Jewish Committee for Inter-
religious Consultations.
We will work together with all
the heroes we met from all
over the Soviet Union from
Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk,
Kishinev, Odessa, Tashkent
and many other cities.
They will be our inspiration,
and we will support them in
their struggle for freedom and
for Jewish renewal.
We will help to supply the
desperately needed Jewish cul-
tural materials that will allow
them to educate and organize
their communities towards
Jewish renewal and aliyah. We
will send teachers to train
their teachers. We will pre-
pare travellers to visit them -
to be a lifeline.
We will continue to support
President Bush's stand on the
Jackson-Vanik amendment -
We will continue our work
until every Soviet Jew who
wants to leave has done so,
and until every Soviet Jew
who wants to stay and live a
Jewish life can do so without
harassment. This was the
promise that we made to our
brothers and sisters that we
would never abandon them.
We have come so far, but we
still have so far to go.
Hxnda Cantor is co-chairman of the
South Florida Conference on Soviet
Jewm. national vice president of the
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews and
coordinator in the United States for the
*et\ng in the Soviet Union.
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Friday, December 1, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Arab War Against Israel Still The Issue
An interesting but inaccur-
ate script is now being written
about the Middle East conflict
in some newspaper commen-
taries and public forums across
the country. In it, Israel is
being falsely cast as the
obstructionist to the effort to
resolve the Middle East con-
flict. The Arabs and the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization,
on the other hand, are often
positively portrayed as the
more conciliatory parties,
ready to join in the pursuit of
peace if only Israel would be
more flexible.
But a look beyond the head-
lines and wishful reporting of
recent date reveals another,
more realistic story. Israel's
reservations about the current
initiative are rooted in pro-
found and legitimate concerns
for its national security.
Underlying cause of this sense
of insecurity and of the diffi-
culty in resolving the conflict
is one and the same: the unwil-
lingness for more than 40
years now of all Arab leaders
but one to make peace with
Israel.
Israel's response to that sin-
gular exception in Arab resis-
tance Sadat's historic visit
to Jerusalem during which he
spoke of peace and accep-
tance before the Israeli peo-
ple demonstrates just now
forthcoming Israel can be in an
atmosphere built on even a
hint of goodwill.
Israel's current peace initia-
tive addresses this point, cal-
ling on Arab countries to end
their policy of rejection and, in
so doing, create a positive
environment for future dia-
logue. In response; mest Arab
leaders have condemned the
plan while others have sat
silently by as Egypt's Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak has
helped Washington search for
a way to bring Israelis and
Palestinians together.
Showing a similar lack of
initiative, not one of these
Arab heads of state has taken
positive steps toward serving
the interests of the Palestinian
people. If satisfying Palestin-
ian aspirations through peace-
ful means was their intent,
Arab leaders would urge an
end to violence against Israel
in order to set the stage for
talks.
Instead, they remain united
in their pledge to "extend
every means of support and
aid" to "continue to resist and
to escalate the uprising" as
stated last May at the Arab
League Summit in Khartoum.
And if furthering the cause of
peace is truly their agenda,
Arab leaders would recognize
that compromise is necessary
on all sides. Rather than
demand that Israel increase its
vulnerability by withdrawing
from territory while sur-
rounded by hostile states, they
would end their war against
her.
The problem is not merely
rhetorical. The Arab states
have contributed millions of
dollars to finance the Palestin-
ian uprising now being waged
against Israel. Their armies
are large enough to threaten
Israel's existence and they
have twelve times the number
of active forces to mobilize in a
combat situation against her.
In addition to the war fought
on the battlefield, the Arab
states have conducted an 'feco^
nomic campaign aimed at
An Arab Christian South Lebanon security zone soldier, Paul
Zahrur, begins to walk again after being fitted with three
artificial limbs at the B'nai Zion Medical Center in Haifa.
Zahrur, 20, lost both his legs and one arm after a land-mine
exploded nearby him during a routine border security mission.
Transported to Israel, via helicopter by an Israel Defense Force
medical unit, Zahrur remained hospitalized for three months.
B'nai Zion is the medical school of Technion.
strangling Israel financially
through a worldwide economic
boycott that has gone on for
decades.
On the political level, Arab
countries are unceasing in
their efforts to delegitimize
Israel by seeking her exclusion
from international events and
forums, including their annual
attempt to strip Israel of its
credentials and oust it from
the United Nations General
Assembly.
This is the atmosphere of
hostility that spirals around
Israel as conditions for Israeli-
Palestinian talks are now
being formulated with the U.S.
and Egypt. Is it any wonder
then, that in an environment
still rife with Arab and Pales-
tinian violence, Israel has been
reticent to treat seriously the
PLO's half-baked assurances
of moderation?
Granted, the PLO has
slightly softened its rhetoric of
implacable hostility toward
Israel since Yasir Arafat's
stated recognition of Israel in
Geneva last year. But, such
language can only be viewed as
cosmetic in light of the PLO's
continued adherence to the
Palestine National Covenant
which calls for the "elimina-
tion of Zionism in Palestine."
And, while the PLO has
attempted to convince the
West of its resolve to live
peacefully alongside Israel, the
organization nevertheless con-
tinues to reassure its own con-
stituents that its diplomatic
maneuvers are merely part of
a phased approach to the liqui-
dation of Israel.
Thus, as recently as April of
this year, Arafat reaffirmed
the goal of the "complete liber-
ation of the Palestinian soil
and the establishment of a
Palestinian state on every part
of it."
That same month, Farrouk
Kaddoumi, head of the PLO's
political department, when
asked on BBC Arabic Radio
whether the PLO seeks to
recover "all the Palestinian
land, including that of 1948"
responded that the PLO will
ultimately plant its "tent in
those places where our bullets
can reach. It is the range of the
power at the Palestinian peo-
ple's disposal that determines
the site of its tent, which acts
as a base from which it will
deal with its next phase."
Against this background, it
is clear that it is not unreason-
able for Jerusalem to seek an
end to the Arab state of war
against Israel as part of any
negotiating process with the
Palestinians. While it has
become fashionable in the
West to view the Arab-Israel
conflict as a dispute primarily
between the Arab and Jewish
communities in the areas now
controlled by Israel, Israel
itself cannot afford to join in
such illusions.
So long as 21 Arab states
remain dedicated to their ide-
ology of rejectionism, Jerusa-
lem must resist the pressure to
accept this naive proposition
and risk jeopardizing its secur-
ity in the process.
It may well be that through
true acceptance, compromise
and concessions on all sides,
Palestinian aspirations will
eventually be satisfied. In the
meantime, however, it is the
Arab and PLO leadership, not
Israel, who through their
refusal to accept Israel with-
out ambiguity, will bear direct
responsibility for sustaining
Palestinian political frustra-
tions.
Janice Ditckek is director of the
Anti-Defamation League's Middle
Eastern Affairs Department.
Seminary Chancellor
Calls For New Look
NEW YORK (JTA) Dele-
gates assembled in Toronto for
the United Synagogue of
America's biennial convention
were urged to reassess the role
of the Conservative synagogue
and its function in Jewish com-
munal life.
Exhorting Jews to "reappro-
priate the essence of the syna-
ogue," Rabbi Ismar
chorsch, chancellor of the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
told the delegates that the
Conservative synagogue has
left many Jews "religiously
hungry."
Jews today have more time
available for religious conc-
erns, Schorsch said, and they
want to learn to be more com-
fortable in the synagogue. Par-
ticipation, diverse program-
ming and outreach must be
implemented.
Pointing to various JTS pro-
grams as a restructuring
model, the chancellor sug-
gested that synagogues should
"face the reality of diversity"
within the community and con-
sider instituting a second ser-
vice outside the main sanc-
tuary.
He also suggested that the
bimah in the main sanctuary
be put back to the middle of
the room, so that the leader of
the service would be consid-
ered a participant, "rather
than a performer."
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Carter Randall Helps 'Keep Up With Dow Joneses*
'Wall Street Week'Panelist
Sees No Recession in 1990
By ELLEN ANN STEIN
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
For people who like to "keep
up with the Dow Joneses, '
financial analyst Carter Ran-
dall offers a partly sunny fore-
cast for 1990.
The headlines as he would
write them:
No Recession in 1990.
Sluggish Economy, But No
Economic Downturn.
Inflation Will Decline.
Interest Rates Should
Decline.
Randall, a 62-year-old self-
described "conservative"
money consultant, is an
author, lecturer and a prime
panelist on "Wall Street
Week" with Louis Rukeyser.
He shared these economic
forecasts as well as some inv-
estment tips during a private
interview with The Jewish
Floridian.
Randall also spoke to several
south Florida groups, includ-
ing the Foundation of Jewish
Philanthropies of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation, as
special guest of The Trust
Company of The South, and its
president Peter Houghton.
Inflation will not escape
1990, but Randall predicts that
it will not exceed 3.5 percent,
less than in 1989.
"I don't see much price infla-
tion because we're not operat-
ing at maximum capacity and
there's no need for price
increases to offset a higher
cost of production," Randall
said.
Food prices should remain
relatively stable through 1990
but shortages of labor, which
would result in higher wages
and benefits, may push prices
up a little bit. Softer oil prices
in 1990 should result in a
decline in energy costs.
Much-watched interest rates
should decline in sympathy
with climbing inflation rates.
The Federal Reserve System
will ease money in an effort to
restimulate a sluggish econ-
omy, he said.
Annual deficit of the federal
government will increase by
roughly $140 billion, Randall
firedicted. "Give or take a bil-
ion, or two, or three," he
smiled.
While he doesn't see any
major new tax legislation com-
ing out of Washington at
least legislation affecting
income taxes of individuals
Randall does foresee a change
in the government's spending
policy.
With less of an emphasis on
defense spending, Randall sees
the funds heading into three
major areas: pollution control,
rebuilding of the infrastruc-
ture and the fight against sub-
stance abuse.
Stocks he's eyeing in those
areas include Browning Ferris
and Waste Management, the
Caterpillar Corporation and
Community Psychiatric Cen-
ters, a chain of psychiatric
hospitals with a growing
emphasis on substance abuse.
To promote competition and
better prices, Randall said
there wul be a continuation of
federal policy toward deregu-
lation, particularly in the
trucking and financial services
industries.
With interest rates on the
decline, the bond market is a
good value at this time, partic-
ularly tax-exempt bonds. "I
would be a buyer or holder of
bonds with a high heart," he
said.
And he thinks stocks are
"cheap" even though they've
had a big run-up so far.
"I would buy and hold good
quality stocks at this time," he
said.
Because Randall doubts the
Bush Administration is ready
to drop a psychological bomb
on Americans, he suggests it
will use the many economic
tools in its kit to avoid an
economic downturn.
There is a caveat to that,
however.
"One mistake that could
change the scenario is delays
by the Federal Reserve in
reducing interest rates and I
will watch that closely. That
could precipitate a downturn,
but it wouldn't be major."
Although real estate is not
his main area of expertese,
Randall says he sees a decline
in interest rates leading to
more activity on the home
building front and better val-
ues for residential."
As for "Japan buying out
America," Randall says he's
"not worried at all." He "wel-
comes" their capital and says
they are helping to finance our
deficit. Randall notes that the
Japanese own less of most
American assets than other
investors such as the English
and the Dutch.
Besides being optimistic that
the bottom of the economy is
nowhere near falling out in the
near future, Randall is bullish
on America.
"I think America is still the
number one economic and
industrial power in the world.
What has happened is other
nations have begun to catch up
with us. No one else is as
powerful including the Japan-
ese. They have come a long
way, but lack two things we
have: self sufficiency and mili-
tary power."
As the world becomes an
economic global village, Ran-
dall encourages investors to
think in world market terms.
China represents a potential
longterm investment because
it could be the biggest consum-
ing nation in the world.
Other Randall tips:
The recent escalation in
gold is a "false run-up."
AT&T: "I would hold
shares with a high heart."
Oil stocks: "I feel neutral
about them. I'd rather invest
somewhere else unless I had to
pay a high tax on them."
Stocks to ditch: automobile
and steel.
Rothchild Returns To Frankfurt
By DAVID KANTOR
BONN (JTA) The House
of Rothschild returned to
Frankfurt last week.
The world-famous Jewish
banking family has set up
shop, after an absence of 88
years, in the city where its
financial empire originated
nearly 200 years ago, now
West Germany's financial cen-
ter.
"It is not without emotion
that we come back to Frank-
furt," said Baron David de
Rothschild. Those emotions
were shared by the civic
authorities.
Utilities: "A good conser-
vative hold for the present
time and probably will do
slightly better in the market
because of my anticipated drop
in interest rates."
Percentage of Portfolio:
"Depends on the investor and
the risk he can afford. At
present, a model portfolio
would be 60 percent in quality
common stocks, 30 percent in
intermediate-term bonds and
10 percent in cash reserves."
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AL, two nights at the deluxe .Ramses Hilton, daily
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The special package runs through March 31, 1990
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EL AL, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this
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Friday, December 1, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Resnick Receives Honorary Doctorate
Judy Rosenkranz of Tampa
has been elected first vice
president of the National Fed-
eration of Temple Sisterhoods,
The Women of Reform
Judaism.
She is the first woman from
the Southeast to attain such a
high position in the national
Sisterhood organization.
Rosenkranz, a member of
the NFTS since 1979 and a
longtime Jewish and civic
activist, was selected at the
joint NFTS- Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations
Biennial Convention in New
Orleans.
NFTS addresses such issues
as the family, women's issues,
Israel, Soviet and world
Jewry, the homeless, aging,
the environment and world
peace.
President of the Tampa Jew-
ish Federation from 1984-86.
and founding editor of The
Jewish Florxdian of Tampa
from 1979 to 1984, Rosenk-
ranz currently serves on the
Tampa Jewish Federation
Senior Advisory Council.
In addition to holding
numerous positions for local
and national Sisterhood and
the Tampa Federation,
Rosenkranz has been active
with her alma mater, Univer-
sity of South Florida, the
Tampa Lighthouse for the
Blind, Congregation Schaarai
Zedek and the Hillsborough
County Bar Auxiliary.
She is a consultant for
employee relations for General
Telephone (GTE), and a mem-
Dinkins Affirms
Black, Jewish Ties
In his first appearance
before a Jewish audience since
his election, New York Mayor
David Dinkins paid tribute to
Pearl and Nadine Hack, recip-
ients of the 1989 AJCongress
Louise Waterman Wise
Award.
"The things that unite us
truly are stronger than the
forces that would divide us.
And nowhere is that truer
than in the relationship
between the African-American
and Jewish communities.
Califf At
Earth Art Gallery
Memphis artist Marilyn Cal-
iff s artwork will be exhibited
at the Earth Art Gallery in the
Carefree Center, 2000 S. Dixie
Highway, West Palm Beach,
throughout the month of
December.
Califf is the mother of Dr.
Randy Califf of
Hollywood, Fl., who exhibits
her photographs in his Mira-
mar dental office.
Califf s multi-faceted works
include hand-colored, black
and white photographs of ani-
mals surrounded by mats cov-
ered with colorful drawings of
those same animals. The artist
says she often uses humorous
pictures of animals as a parody
of humans.
She has combined acrylic
painting with pastels, hand-
made paper, prints, photo-
graphs, rubber, plastic, tex-
tiles and wood in creating her
mixed media pieces.
Judy Rosenkranz
ber of the Tampa General Hos-
pital Bio-Ethics Con-mittee.
A native of Daytona Beach,
Rosenkranz lives in Tampa
with her husband, Stanley W.
Rosenkranz. They have two
sons, Jack and Andy.
Philanthropist Pearl Resnick
of Palm Beach and New York
will be awarded an honorary
doctoral degree by Yeshiva
University at its 65th annual
Hanukkah Convocation and
Dinner on Sunday evening,
Dec. 10, at The Waldorf-
Astoria in New York.
Mrs. Resnick will receive an
honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters degree from Dr. Nor-
man Lamm, president of
Yeshiva University, at the
Convocation, which begins at
5:30 p.m. in the Starlight Roof.
Other honorary degree
recipients include Vice Presi-
dent Dan Quayle; financier
Carl C. Icahn, chairman of
Trans World Airlines; and
noted human rights attorney
Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz of
Harvard Law School.
Mr. Quayle will be the keyn-
ote speaker at the Convoca-
tion.
Mr. Icahn and Prof.
Dershowitz will address the
Dinner in the Grand Ballroom
Pearl Resnick
immediately following the
Convocation.
Mrs. Resnick is a member of
the Board of Trustees of
Yeshiva University and the
Board of Overseers of the Uni-
versity's Albert Einstein Col-
lege of Medicine. She also
serves on the National Board
of Einstein's Women's Divi-
sion.
She and her husband, Jack,
are University Benefactors
who have established the Jack
and Pearl Resnick Geronto-
logy Center, Jack and Pearl
Center for Research on Aging
of the Brain, and Jack and
Pearl Resnick Fellowship in
Geriatrics at the College of
Medicine.
For their philanthropic
endeavors, the Resnicks were
awarded the Einstein Humani-
tarian Award in 1985.
Mrs. Resnick is on the
boards of the Moss Geriatric
Center in West Palm Beach-
Sanford, Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, Israel
Bonds, UJA-Federation of
Jewish Philanthropies, the
International Synagogue at
Kennedy Airport, and
Hebrew, Ben-Gurion and Bar-
Ilan universities in Israel.
She was the first person in
the nation to receive the Israel
Bonds National Golda Meir
90th Anniversary Tribute in
observance of the former
Israeli Prime Minister's 90th
birthday year.
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News Briefs
Religious Council Names Women
TEL AVIV (JTA) Three women were nominated this
week for places on the Tel Aviv religious council, once an
all-male bastion. However, two male candidates from the
Reform movement were rejected, at a stormy meeting of
the City Council.
Israelis Trust Army, Courts
Israelis place most of their trust in the army, the courts,
the universities and the police, but have little faith in
political parties, the Histadrut, the press or big business.
Government institutions inspire only a middling degree of
confidence. This is the impression that emerges from a
survey carried out by "Israeli Democracy," a publication of
Tel Aviv University's Israel Diaspora Institute.
AJCongress Launches Project
NEW YORK (JTA) Building a bridge of understanding
between the black and Jewish communities is the aim of a
new project being launched by the American Jewish
Congress. The project, called "Forum: The Black-Jewish
Awareness Project," will send news articles to student
newspapers on predominately black college campuses that
stress the common concerns and goals of blacks and Jews.
UAHC Backs Armenian Day
NEW YORK (JTA) The Union of American Hebrew
Congregations last week became the first Jewish organiza-
tion to urge the creation of a national day of remembrance
of the Armenian genocide of 1915-1923. The UAHC
resolved to promote the passage of a Senate Joint
Resolution designating a day to commemorate the 75th
anniversary of the Armenian massacre.
Palestinians Blame CBS
JERUSALEM (JTA) Palestinian activists are blaming
a CBS Television crew for the capture of an extremist gang
by the Israel Defense Force earlier this month, and have
put out a "contract" on the cameraman, Palestinian
sources said.
Wise Complex Opens At Tel Aviv U.
Mrs. George S. Wise of
Miami, was the guest of honor
at the opening of an exhibit of
architectural concepts for the
George S. Wise Senate Com-
6lex to be built at Tel Aviv
fniversity.
The new complex will com-
memorate Dr. George S. Wise,
the first president of Tel Aviv
University (1963-70). He later
served as Chancellor until his
death in 1987, at the age of 81.
At the opening of the George S. Wise Senate Complex are Mrs.
George Wise (center), Prof. Yehuda Ben-Shaul, Rector of Tel Aviv
University (right) and Dr. Mordechai Omer, curator of the Genia
Schreiber University Art Gallery.
ROSITTA EHRLICH
KENIGSBERG, a child of hol-
ocaust survivors, President of
the International Network of
Children of Jewish Holocaust
Survivors, and Executive
Director of the Holocaust Docu-
mentation and Education Cen-
ter located at Florida Interna-
tional University, has been
invited to serve on the North
American Advisory Board oj
the 1990 "March of the Liv-
ing."
A
AJCommittee Will fight
New Anti-Semitism Forms
NEW YORK The Ameri-
can Jewish Committee is
developing new programs to
combat anti-Semitism, accord-
ing to Ira Silverman, AJC
executive vice president.
Behind the Committee's move,
said Silverman, is the chang-
ing nature of anti-Semitism in
America, which, he said, must
be dealt with by "innovative
thinking and sophisticated
strategies."
"Largest threats to the Jew-
ish community today," said
Silverman, "come from state-
ments heard in such opinion-
molding institutions as the
broadcast media, universities,
and the political arena. What
we must do is find ways of
opposing bigotry in these
areas while respecting the
rights to freedom of speech,
academic freedom, and open
political debate."
To meet these new threats,
Mr. Silverman said, AJC is
planning projects whose goals
will be:
To identify short- and long-
term dangers to the Jewish
community;
To monitor and analyze
anti-Semitic groups and acts;
To increase public aware-
ness of anti-Semitism and its
dangers;
To develop strategies to
combat anti-Semitism on cam-
pus, in the media, and in the
political arena, and to provide
the leaders of those institu-
tions with tools to combat
bigotry without endangering
First Amendment rights;
To develop a long-term
analyses of anti-Semitism.
To carry out these pro-
jects, the Committee has hired
two additional professional
specialists in the area of anti-
Semitism. Current timetable
calls for the completion of at
least three major projects
one each in the area of the
media, the campus, and the
political arena within the
next 12 months.
Reese Feldman, of
Tenafly, N.J., was re-elected
National President of
Women'8 American ORT by
the 1200 delegates attending the
organization's SOth Biennial
National Convention in Wash-
ington, DC.
AJCongress To Honor
Gustafson and Krant
Bernard Mandler, president
of the Southeast Region of
American Jewish Congress,
has announced that Florida
House Speaker Tom Gustafson
and Broward County Port
Everglades Commissioner
Betsy Krant will be the recip-
ients of AJCongress Distin-
guished Civic Achievement
Award for 1989. In addition,
they will be recognized as
Broward County Man and
Woman of the Year, respec-
tively. A luncheon to honor
Representative Gustafson and
Commissioner Krant will take
place at the Sheraton Design
Center Hotel in Dania on
Wed., Nov. 29 at noon.
Wiesenthal Center
Provides Lists
Of Nazis
LONDON (JTA) The
names of 54 suspected Nazi
war criminals believed to be
residing in Australia and Can-
ada were given to law enforce-
ment officials of those coun-
tries attending a war crimes
conference here last week, the
Simon Wiesenthal Center
reported.
Efraim Zuroff of the Los
Angeles-based Wiesenthal
Center handed lists of 32 and
22 names respectively to
Robert Greenwood, head of
the Special Investigations Unit
of the Australian Attorney
General's Office, and William
Hobson of the Canadian
Department of Justice.
The suspects are former
members of the Nazi-run Lit-
huanian 12th Auxiliary Police
Battalion.
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Reagan Says U.S. Stands By Israel
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
Former President Ronald Rea-
gan pledged that America will
stand at Israel's side during
Middle East peace negotia-
tions. He also expressed his
revulsion of anti-Semitic inci-
dents in the United States.
"This nation is committed to
Israel's security. We must
never do anything to jeopar-
dize that," Reagan said. "The
peace process between Israel
and her neighbors is foreign
policy to us. But for the people
of Israel, it's a matter of sur-
vival."
The former president made
his remarks at a dinner after
accepting the American Liber-
ties Medallion, the highest
award bestowed by the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee. The
organization's National Exec-
utive Council concluded its
five-day meeting here this
week.
In the award citation, the
group stressed Reagan's sup-
port of Israel during his
administration, his commit-
ment to freedom for Soviet
Jewry and his efforts on behalf
of Ethiopian Jews.
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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. Cantor Abraham Roster. 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 EMANUEL: 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 Bench 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 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 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 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 Rita Shore. Phone
471-1526.
Friday, December 1, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Conservative Movement
Trains Own Mohalim
Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein has
been appointed Executive Vice-
President of the United Syna-
gogue of America. The appoint-
ment was announced at the
group's Biennial Convention,
held in Toronto, Canada.
Israelis Rebuild
Synagogues
An organization is seeking to
perpetuate liquidated commu-
nities in the Diaspora by
rebuilding their synagogues in
Israel.
MENORA, the Authority for
the Repatriation of Diaspora
Synagogues in Israel, also
works to provide Torah scrolls
to needful communities in
Israel. Targeted areas include
moshavim, kibbutzim, border
towns, newly established
urban communities and units
of Israel Defense Forces.
A national committee in the
United States that assists
MENORA in locating aban-
doned synagogues is chaired
by Rabbi Milton Polin, past
president of the Rabbinical
Council of America.
For information, 212-725-
0598.
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) If a
boy is born at twilight on Fri-
day and one is not sure which
is the eighth day, when should
the brit milah, or ritual circum-
cision, be performed? And if a
baby is born jaundiced, under
what conditions do you post-
pone the ceremony?
With a copy of the Shulchan
Aruch, or Jewish Code of Law,
spread before him, Rabbi Joel
Roth posed these questions
recently to a group of 27 peo-
ple, mainly physicians, who
had chosen to become mohalim
those who perform the brit
milah.
They were taking part in an
intensive six-day training pro-
gram for mohalim conducted
at the beginning of this month
at the Jewish Theological
Seminary, where Roth is pro-
fessor of Talmud. The candi-
dates received certification as
Conservative mohalim at the
end of the conference.
The program, said rabbis at
JTS, was part of an all-out
effort by the Conservative
movement to become inde-
pendent of other branches of
Judaism, which often have pro-
vided the services of mohalim
to entire Jewish communities.
The Reform movement
made a similar move in 1984,
when it began training its own
mohalim, at the Hebrew Union
College- Jewish Institute of
Religion.
Whereas the Orthodox gen-
erally train mohalim by indi-
vidual "precepts," or teachers,
the Conservative movement
decided to mount an organized
drive to train mohalim, who
were enlisted with the help of
congregational rabbis in indi-
vidual communities.
JTS focused on attracting
physicians, in part to avoid
malpractice problems, said
Roth. A training program at
Mount Sinai Hospital in New
York ran into problems when
it could not get malpractice
insurance for trainees who
were not physicians.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "And his father Isaac said unto him: 'Come near now, and
kiss me, my son'. And he smelted the smell of his raiment, and
blessed him"
(Gen. 17.26-17).
TOLEDOT
TOLEDOT Like Sarah, Rebekah at first was barren. After
Isaac prayed to God on her behalf, she bore twin boys Esau and
Jacob. Esau grew up a hunter, Jacob an upright dweller in tents.
One day, Esau returned from the field very hungry, and
disdainfully sold his "elder son" birthright to Jacob for a pot of
lentil soup. Isaac was old and blind and likely to die soon. He
called Esau and instructed him to prepare Isaac's favorite dishes,
that he might bless him before his death. However, Rebekah, who
favored Jacob for his superior merits, arranged for Jacob to
secure his father's coveted blessing instead of his elder brother.
Fearing Esau's revenge, and anxious lest Jacob marry a
Canaanite woman, his mother sent him to her brother Laban, who
lived in Paddan-Aram. Before leaving, Jacob received Isaac's
blessing, the continuation of God's original blessing to Abraham:
that he and his seed would inherit the land of Canaan. Isaac bade
Jacob marry one of his uncle Laban's daughters.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.)
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