The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
Jewish floridian
.^r jjP OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
VOLUME 12 NUMBER 22
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 4,1986
PRICE 35 CENTS

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Slaughter Details Went to Waldheim
Documents Show He
Received Regular Reports
President Reagan meets with National
Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of
the USA Harvey Friedman (center) in the
White House, where they exchanged views
on national security and the Strategic
Defense Initiative. Looking on is Rep. Jim
Courter (R., N.J.), Friedman's home state,
where he lives in Oakhurst.
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
New information concerning
Austria's new President Kurt
Waldheim and his past ac-
tivities emerged when the
World Jewish Congress releas-
ed in New York a captured
Nazi document marked
"secret" which was located by
WJC researchers in the United
States National Archives.
The document, an in-
telligence report that is
reported to have gone to
Waldheim, details the
slaughter by German troops of
women and children, the
shooting of priests and
teachers, as well as the
destruction of an historic
church in Greece.
THE DOCUMENT, dated
January 8, 1944, bears a
"received" stamp of
Waldheim's office in Arsakli,
Greece with the initial "W" in
the "03" box. Waldheim has
already acknowledged his 03
intelligence status in his memo
to the Justice Department of
April 6, 1986.
As 03, Waldheim was a
senior intelligence officer. Ac-
cording to the authoritative
analysis by American military
intelligence, the 03 "was the
deputy of the chief intelligence
officer. He was responsible for
all operational intelligence and
Continued on Page 2
Neil P. Newstein and Ned Goldberg To Head JFCS


David R. Schwartz, Presi-
dent, has announced the ap-
pointment of Neil P. Newstein,
Executive Director and Ned
Goldberg, Assistant Executive
Director of Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., as of July
1.
Newstein, a licensed and
registered Clinical Social
Worker and a member of the
Academy of Certified Social
Workers, has been Executive
Director of Jewish Family Ser-
vice of Tidewater, Virginia
since 1978. He administered a
Family Service Agency serv-
ing the Jewish communities of
Southeastern Virginia and was
active in the Jewish Federa-
tion of Tidewater, chairing a
committee regarding the
automation of member agen-
cies. He has conducted
numerous workshops for, and
provided consultation to non-
profit agencies interested in
computerizing their
operations.
During Newstein's eight
years at Jewish Family Ser-
vice that agency has more than
quadrupled in size, and the
agency has been accredited
twice, in 1980 and 1984, by the
Council on Accreditation of
Services for Families and
Children. Ratings by the Coun-
cil have been of the highest
order and in 1984, perfect
scores were obtained in the ad-
ministrative areas.
Newstein has participated,
on behalf of Jewish Family
Service on a number of na-
tional committees for the
Association of Jewish Family
and Children's Agencies. The
National Service Organization
for Jewish Family and
Children's Service Agencies,
in Canada and the USA, and is
their co-chairman on the Na-
tional Eldercare Network
Committee. Recently, he at-
tended and participated at a
conference on Futuristic
Fundraising," sponsored by
the United Jewish Appeal and
as one of 30 executives nation-
wide, was invited to par-
ticipate in the "Volunteer
Evaluation Project," spon-
sored by the Council on Ac-
creditation of Services for
Families and Children.
As an on-site team leader for
Continued on Pace 18

Neil P. Newstein
Ned Goldberg
Fedorenko's Death Sentence Called
* Just' By Wiesenthal Center Rabbi
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the
Simon Wiesenthal Center
here, has described as
"justice" the conviction and
death sentence for Nazi war
criminal Feodor Fedorenko,
Insider
Graduation Celebration
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Update/Opinion By Toby
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JNF Creates Oasis In
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saying the former Treblinka
death camp guard received the
same treatment in the Soviet
Union that he would have
received in any Western
democracy.
Hier's remarks came just
days after reports from the
Soviet Union indicated that
the 78-year-old Fedorenko had
been sentenced to death by a
Soviet court after pleading
guilty to treason, defecting to
the German Army during
World War II and mass
executions.
"FEDORENKO selected
the Soviet Union as the coun-
try he wanted to be deported
to. He knew what to expect
there and yet he felt confident
that he could make his case,"
Hier said. "The Center
believes that in the Fedorenko
case, justice was done."
Elan Steinberg, executive
director of the World Jewish
Congress, echoed Hier's sen-
timents. "Just because he fool-
ed people for 40 years, he
shouldn't escape justice,"
Steinberg said. "1 think it's im-
portant that even 40 years
after the event, justice was
served.
The United States deported
Fedorenko to the Soviet Union
after seven years of legal pro-
ceedings in this country that
reached the U.S. Supreme
Court. Here, he was convicted
of falsely representing himself
as a camp prisoner when he
entered the country in 1949.
He received U.S. citizenship in
1970 after concealing his Nazi
past for 21 years.
IN THE SOVIET trial, the
testimony showed that
Fedorenko served in the
Soviet Army until Germany in-
vaded the Soviet Union in
1941. He then surrendered to
the Germans and was later
recruited as an SS camp
guard, according to press
reports.
Tass, the Soviet news agen-
cy, reported that Fedorenko
committed his "most
grievous" war crimes at camps
in Poland: Treblinka, Stutthof
and Belzec. Tass said he coerc-
ed people to undress and
prepare for delousing but then
Continued on Page IS-



Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 4, 1986
Leadership Development Graduation Celebration
The Leadership Development program of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County recently held its graduation
celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Irwin Levy. Pictured (front, left to right)
are Dan Liftman, John Cohen, Ronni Eps-
tein, Director of Leadership Development;
Ned Goldberg, Dr. Steven Jaffe. Standing
(left to right) are Carol Snubs, Leadership
Development Program Co-Chairperson;
Scott Rassler, Mindy Freeman, Alan
Rubenstein, Caryn Doniger, Dr. Edmund
Davidson, Jane Sirak, Rosemarie Kantor,
Eileen Klein, Lynn Schwartz, Marcia Jaffe,
Michael Hyman, Shari Brenner, Mark Levy,
Chairman Leadership Development; Sandra
Rosen, David Schimmel, Leadership
Development Program Co-Chairman; and
Marvin Rosen.
Ronni Epstein (right), Director of Leadership Development,
presents a special award to Mark Levy for his years of service
to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County as Chairman
of the Leadership Development program.
Both professional and volunteer leadership
from the Palm Beach County Jewish com-
munity attended the Leadership Develop-
ment graduation celebration.
Marvin Rosen (right) participates in a candlelighting
ceremony for the graduation celebration as Carol Snubs, and
David Schimmel, Leadership Development Co-Chairman,
read quotes pertaining to the challenge of leadership.
Rabbi Steven Westman of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington,
held a Havdalah service before the graduation ceremony. Pic-
tured with him holding the Havdalah candle is Jane Sirak, a
graduate of the Leadership Development Program.
David Schimmel (right), Co-Chairman of the Leadership
Development Program, presents an award of appreciation to
Irwin and Jeanne Levy for their "continued support and com-
mitment to the Leadership Program."
Eileen Klein (right) accepts Leadership Development cer-
tificate from Erwin H. Blonder, President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. 'ewisn
Waldheim Got
Slaughter Details
Continued from Page 1
the control of the intelligence
staff."
In his June 11 news con-
ference in Vienna, Waldheim
denied to reporters that he
was a "German intelligence of-
ficer" and claimed he was "a
sort of secretary and nothing
more."
A PREVIOUSLY released
German war document of
December 1,. 1943 showed
that, as 03, Waldheim's
responsibilities included morn-
ing and evening intelligence
reports, prisoner interroga-
tion, and special tasks, a
euphemism in' Nazi reports
generally used to describe
secret measures related to
mass terror, torture or
executions.
In a related development,
the 55-member United States
Holocaust Memorial Council
has urged in a resolution that
Reagan bar Waldheim from
the U.S. pending an investiga-
tion of his war-time activities.
He "should be declared per-
sona non-grata," the Council
declared.
Jehan Sadat Wins
Sachar Medallion
WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA) -
Jehan Sadat, widow of
assassinated President Anwar
Sadat of Egypt has been named
recipient of the 1986 Abram
Sachar Silver Medallion of the
Brandeis University Women's
Committee.
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Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Delegation of Zionist Organization of
America Answers Terrorism With Tourism
NEW YORK Milton Gold,
a member of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County's Board of Directors
and former Chairman of the
ZOA Administrative Board
and Vice President, will join
over 30 ZOA leaders who will
participate in the meetings of
the Zionist General Council in
Israel as a dramatic rejection
of terrorist intimidation. ZOA
President Alleck A. Resnick,
who will lead the delegation,
stated that, "although ZOA's
representation at the ZGC is
limited to five delegates, we
are being joined by an
outstanding number of ZOA
leaders and their wives from
across the country who wanted
to demonstrate by personal
example their commitment to
Israel?'
The delegation will visit
ZOA projects in Israel
including the recently
inaugurated complex in Kfar
Delegation to Attend Zionist General Council
Malachi, established to train
Ethiopian Jews in the use of
modern machinery and
appliances. Additionally, the
ZOA delegation will
participate in several forums
concerning Zionist issues,
including an open discussion
on American Aliyah with
Israel's President Chaim
Herzog, under the auspices of
the Ivan J. Novick Institute for
Israel-Diaspora Relations.
"Terrorism succeeds when
American Jews stay home,"
said Paul Flacks, ZOA's
Executive Vice President.
"We sincerely hope that
American Jewish leadership
and, in fact, all American Jews
follow this example of support
and solidarity by visiting Israel
now. We want to show our
confidence in Israel as a safe
and exciting country for all
Americans to experience."
Highlights of the tour will
include:
Observation of Actions
Committee meetings Jointly
sponsored seminar of Israel's
President, Chaim Herzog and
the Ivan J. Novick Institute for
Israel Diaspora Relations. This
year the institute will focus on
The Challenge of North
American Aliyah.
Groundbreaking of new
Aviation School building at
Kfar SUver.
A special Foreign Ministry
briefing on anti-Semitism and
anti-Zionism.
Tour of ZOA Kfar Silver
campuses and the ZOA House
in Tel Aviv.
A tour of development
towns and investment
projects.
Unilateral Naming of Woman Rabbi
Spurs Orthodox To Quit JWB Chaplaincy
By BEN GALLOB
NEW YORK (JTA) Of-
ficials of the Jewish Chaplain-
cy of the JWB, responding to
the announcement by the Or-
thodox Rabbinical Council of
America that it was withdraw-
ing from the Chaplaincy Com-
mission, said that the Commis-
sion was continuing to func-
tion. At issue was endorse-
ment of a woman rabbi.
The RCA announcement
was made recently at the
RCA's 50th anniversary con-
vention in Baltimore by Rabbi
Louis Bernstein, president of
the Orthodox rabbinical
agency.
The Chaplaincy Commission,
representing the Orthodox,
Reform and Conservative rab-
binate, is responsible for en-
dorsement of rabbis to serve
as military chaplains.
THE CENTRAL Con-
ference of American Rabbis
(CCAR), the association of
Reform rabbis, endorsed Rab-
bi Julie Schwartz, 26, of Cin-
cinnati, who will be the first
woman to act as an active duty
Jewish chaplain to Jews in the
armed forces.
Solomon Greenfield, JWB
associate director, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that he had been informed that
Rabbi David Lapp, director of
the Chaplaincy Commission
and of services to rabbinic
chaplains, and Jews in the
military forces and Veterans
Hospitals, had been in close
contact with the leadership of
three rabbinic groups and had
received assurances that
Chaplaincy Commission's ser-
vices would continue as
heretofore.
Rabbi Harry Greene, of
Short Hills, N.J., Chaplaincy
Commission chairman, in a
report to the JWB executive
committee in New York,
asserted that the three rab-
binic groups the third is the
Rabbinical Assembly, the
association of Conservative
rabbis would find a way of
working together under JWB
auspices as they had in the
past to provide much needed
services to its beneficiaries.
BERNSTEIN DECLARED
that "by bypassing the com-
mission and endorsing a
female for the chaplaincy in a
letter to the Chief of Chaplains
in the United States Defense
department, the CCAR for the
first time acted without notify-
ing the entire commission
which, in the past, has endors-
ed chaplaincy applicants for
the entire Jewish community."
Bernstein said that the RCA
made it "very clear" 18 mon-
ths ago that "a unilateral
breach of procedures would
mean the breakup of the com-
mission." He said that negotia-
tions were underway," to re-
tain connections with the
JWB. He said Orthodox Jews
"will not recognize a woman
rabbi." Rabbi Joseph Glaser,
CCAR executive vice presi-
dent, told the JTA that he
hoped some way "would be
found to return the situation to
the status" at which it had
been operating for 39 years.
A rabbinical source told the
JTA that the Armed Forces
Chaplains Board, a subsidiary
of the Defense Department,
recognizes each of the three
rabbinical groups as endorsing
agents. Any one of the three
may endorse a rabbinical can-
didate for the military
chaplaincy.
THE SOURCE added that
the custom has been that one
rabbinical group will present a
candidate for the military
chaplaincy to representatives
of the three rabbinical groups
and that, absent dissent by any
rabbinical representatives, the
nomination is approved by
consensus.
Solomon said that in recent
years, the Chaplaincy Commis-
sion member of the group to
which the chaplaincy applicant
belonged was usually a
member of the same group.
Glaser said also that it was
his understanding that the
CCAR member of the
Chaplaincy Commission could
endorse a Reform rabbi for the
chaplaincy which had been the
procedure followed with Rabbi
Julie Schwartz.
Peres Vows That All Efforts Will Be Made
To Bring Nudel To Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Shimon Peres sent a
special message to Ida Nudel on the occasion of her 55th
birthday in which he vowed that "we shall neither rest nor
be silent until we have brought her home."
Nudel, an aliya activist known as the "guardian angel" of
the Soviet Jewry movement, lives in enforced isolation in
Bendery, Soviet Moldavia. She served four years of
Siberian exile for publicly campaigning for Jewish emigra-
tion rights. She herself first applied to emigrate in 1971 to
be reunited with her sister, liana Fridman, in Israel.
Peres' message was read at a festive gathering organized
by the Women s Campaign for Soviet Jewry. It said, in
part: "Ida Nudel is daily testimony to the fact that no
regime of oppression can imprison the spirit of freedom
that beats in our people, nor has any totalitarian machine
the strength to diminish the longings for our historic
homeland.'
JOB WANTED
If you need tips on how to get the job you want, please
come to the Job Seminar at the Jewish Family and
Children's Service office, 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Suite 104. The seminars are held free of charge, from 10
a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, July 7, and Monday, July 14.
For pre-registration, please call Carol Barack at 684-199L.
Elie Wiesel (right) chats with Cynthia Oxick at Bar-Han
University's annual academic convocation in New York.
Ozick, noted author of novels and essays dealing with the
Jewish condition, received the university's Joseph H. Looks-
tein Award for Meritorious Service to Jewish Communal
Life. It was presented by Wiesel, the only other person to
receive the award.
Austria's Envoy Tells Israelis
Anti-Semitism Won't Be Tolerated
t
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Austria's Ambassador to
Israel, Otto Pleinart, and
Walter Schwimmer, a member
of the Austrian Parliament,
assured Israelis here that anti-
Semitism in any form would
not be tolerated in Austria.
Pleinert and Schwimmer,
who is a member of President-
elect Kurt Waldheim's Peo-
ple's Party, both spoke recent-
ly at a gathering at Givat
Haviva marking the fifth an-
niversary of the assassination
of Heinz Nittel, president of
the Austria-Israel Friendship
League, who was gunned
down by an Arab terrorist in
Vienna in June, 1981. Schwim-
mer presently occupies the
post held by Nittel.
THE AUSTRIAN envoy
declared that one of the objec-
tives of the Friendship League
is to fight anti-Semitism "or
what is left of it" in Austria.
"Even a remnant of anti-
Semitism is intolerable," he
said.
"Let me assure you that
Austria is a peace-loving state
and a democratic country
which respects its minorities,
which is a traditional land of
asylum and which will go onto
offer its services in the
humanitarian field where they
are needed," Pleinert added.
Charges of anti-Semitism
during the recent Austrian
Presidential campaign have
come from many sources. Only
recently, the Austrian Jewish
community accused leaders of
Waldheim's party of resorting
to anti-Semitic cannards in a
backlash against efforts, main-
ly by the World Jewish Con-
gress, to expose Waldheim's
Nazi past.
SCHWIMMER, in an inter-
view with The Jerusalem Post
fublished Sunday, begged
sraelis to understand why
Waldheim, in his memoirs,
concealed his war-time service
as an intelligence officer in the
Balkans when atrocities were
being committed against
Yugoslavian civilians and
Greek Jews were being
deported to concentration
camps.
"Nobody, except a Prussian
militarist, would advertise his
military career," Schwimmer
said.
Israel reacted to Waldheim's
election June 8 by recalling its
Ambassador in Vienna,
Michael Elitzur, who has not
returned to his post, declined
to comment on his recall. But
he said he could assure Israelis
that no synagogue has been
burned in Austria recently,
nor have any sacred books
been desecrated.
He was referring to the anti-
religious counter-violence that
broke out in Israel recently in
reprisal for a wave of van-
dalism by ultra-Orthodox
Jews.
PARENTS .. IT'S SUMMERTIME ... DO
YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN
ARE?
Finding good opportunities for meaningful activity to
fill a teenager's time during the summer months can
often pose a problem for teens and their parents. We
think we have the answer.
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center is sponsoring a
Teenage Volunteer Program whereby young people
volunteer their time to assist elderly residents in the
center ... working with the Activities Department...
acting as friendly visitors and companions and just
helping those unable to help themselves.
Vorunteerism provides a feeling of satisfaction and
strengthens the bonds of community involvement. A
teenage volunteer becomes a "service-oriented" adult.
Help make your teenager's summer a meaningful one;
call Micki Ross, Volunteer Coordinator at Morse
Geriatric Center for further information, 471-511. ext.
188.


PageJ The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 4, 1986
Update ... Opinion
By TOBY F. WILK
Jewish journalists from 22
countries convened in
Jerusalem. The theme of the
Conference was "The Role of
the Press in the Preservation
of the Jewish People." The
first Jewish newspaper was
published in 1675 in Amster-
dam. Up to WWII, there was a
dynamic Jewish press
throughout the world. The ma-
jority of these have disap-
peared together with the com-
munities that supported them.
Today, there are some 500
Jewish newspapers and
magazines published on a
regular basis throughout the
world outside Israel. The
Jewish press serves as a chan-
nel of communication and the
mortar binding our people
together. Preservation of the
Jewish people and preserva-
tion of the Jewish press are
two sides of the same coin.
Abba Eban thinks there is
too little humor in Israeli
politics. In contrast, he recall-
ed how Dwight Eisenhower
told him in 1954, when com-
menting on the tricky situation
in the American South: "If
Abe Lincoln were alive today,
he'd roll over in his grave."
Eban also recalled an extreme-
ly long speech by a Peruvian
UN representative. The man
apologized for his lengthy
speech saying he had forgotten
his watch. Eban replied: What
you need, sir, is a calendar."
Research by Dr. Dov Paster-
nak at Ben-Gurion University
will have vast implications in
the plight against world
hunger. He is working on the
irrigation of crops with
brackish or saline water, and
has succeeded in growing
some crops in pure sea water.
Large areas of the Third
World could greatly benefit
and world hunger could soon
be on the decrease. Israel's
Negev settlements are adop-
ting these farming methods
and their crops are healthy and
abundant.
Playwright Tom Stoppard
was awarded the Henry Moore
prize of the all-party
Parliamentary Committee for
the Release of Soviet Jewry.
Mr. Stoppard organized the
roll-call at the National
Theatre in London at which
celebrities read out the names
of 10,000 refusniks.
Members of the English-
Jewish community intend to
boost Haifa's science-based in-
dustries, tourism, cultural life,
improved facilities for senior
citizens and provision for at-
tracting Technion graduates
to remain in the City. This will
be achieved via a program call-
ed the Haifa Foundation. The
plan includes a major new
shopping complex, a $20
Million Science and
Technology Museum, housing
for senior citizens, public
recreation, sporting facilities
and seaside amenities for
physically handicapped. Arie
Gurel, the 63 year old Mayor of
Haifa, as a believer in
miracles, is a realist and
stated: "Wherever I go, I find
80 other fund-raising organiza-
tions. I am content to De the
81st."
Israel's water reserves are
so low that a top official of the
National Water Co. proposed
that Israelis shower in couples
to save water.
A Tel Aviv company has
developed a unique telephone
that can make a woman's voice
sound like a man's so that
bothersome callers can be
warded off. A woman living
alone can convince the caller
there is a man in the house.
The 'phone can also simulate
the barking of a dog, which can
further put off a would-be
burglar.
An initial budget of $3
million is to be allocated for
the promotion of programs to
help childless Israeli couples to
become fertile. The Govern-
ment's decision came in the
wake of a disturbing report by
an eminent Israeli statistician
who said that every year for
the past decade, 50 percent of
those born in Israel and the
"occupied territories" had
been non-Jews. Prime
Minister Peres called on all
Jewish couples in Israel to
have four children. Some 6,000
Israeli couples are waiting for
treatment of artificial in-
semination, hormones or test-
tube fertilization to provide
them with a family. But, lack
of funds means the majority of
them will have to wait for
years before receiving
treatment.
Kissinger was asked how
come his grating voice with its
pronounced German accent is
so marked, while his brother,
who arrived with him in the
U.S. speaks with a perfect
American accent. "Henry the
Ninth" was amused and
replied: "There is one big dif-
ference between me and my
brother. He listens to others
when they speak!"
Not so long ago, convenience
foods were unknown in Israel
and Israeli housewives had to
peel and cook her vegetables
and stand long hours at a cook-
ing stove. Today, the Israeli
woman is freezer-conscious.
She keeps frozen pizza, egg
rolls and blintzes in the
freezer, and Israelis merrily
pop a Chinese meal in the oven
to thaw. Truva, Israel's
largest dairy is bringing out a
host of new products: Balkan
yogurt, labaneh, a sharp
cheese made from sheep's milK
and Tivagurt, a yogurt made
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become a vast outdoor work of
art with the completion of a
facade designed by the
renowned artist, Yaacov
Agam. The front of the hotel
facing the ocean has been
covered in a rainbow-colored
kinetic design which stands
out brilliantly.
Dr. Israel Singer, Secretary-
General of the World Jewish
Congress expressed shock at
the reply from the General
Secretary of the World Coun-
cil of Churches when asked
their support in the campaign
to discover the background of
Kurt Waldheim. Their reply
stated: "We fail to understand
how any link could be made
between Waldheim's activities
during the war and the policies
of the UN during the period
when he was Secretary-
General." The Council did not
think "that a special investiga-
tion into the background of
high officials of the UN is war-
ranted or desirable. We are
therefore not in a position to
support the call you are
making."
Organized Extremists
They Target Prisms fw Recruitment
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Organized extremists of both
the right and the left have
targeted American prisons for
recruitment and agitation,
posing potential new dangers
of criminal violence and ter-
rorism in this countrv, accor-
ding to a report issued here by
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
The report, "Extremism
Targets the Prisons," was
made public at the recently
concluded session of the
ADL's national commission
meeting at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel.
Seymour Reich, chairman of
the ADL's national Civil
Rights Committee, told the
meeting participants that
some of the extremist
organizations engaging in
prison activity have overseas
links with states and groups
that actively promote ter-
rorism, such as Libya, Cuba
and the Palestine Liberation
Organization.
THE PRISON recruitment
campaign, the report said, is
taking place against a
background of a decline in
organized extremism in this
country, both in numbers and
influence.
But one of the reasons for
the decline, the ADL pointed
out, is that in recent years
members of the Ku Klux Klan,
neo-Nazi organizations, The
Order, the Black Liberation
Army, the Weather
Underground and similar
groups have been sent to
prison for armed robbery,
murder and bombings, "and
consequently many of their
most zealous leaders and
members are today behind
bars."
Declaring that extremists
are increasingly turning their
attention to prisoners, both
among their own comrades
and other inmates, the report
warned that "with radical
groups and revolutionary
strategies as their guides,
prisoners could easily become
a new source of further
violence and disorder in the
prisons and, after release, on
the outside."
THE RECORD of some far-
right and far-left factions
shows that members originally
recruited in the prisons "are
among their most violent
activists."
Moreover, the report went
on, extremists are finding a
"ready constituency" in
prisons in the form of violence-
prone gangs white, black
and Hispanic. Among the more
than 100 prison gangs cited by
a Department of Justice study
last year are the Black Guer-
rilla Family, described as
"both political and racial," and
the Aryan Brotherhood which
is "white supremacist."
Extremist groups have
targeted these gangs for pro-
paganda and recruitment pur-
poses with varying degrees of
success, the report said. For
example, the Aryan Nations,
an Idaho-based, far-right, anti-
Semitic group, has had some
success in linking up with the
Aryan Brotherhood gang,
which is reported to have
members in federal and state
prisons in Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Kentucky,
Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma.
A POWERFUL incentive
for prison gang members to
agree to outside affiliations,
according to the ADL, is pro-
vided by "churches" created
by some extremist groups to
enable prisoner-members to
claim privileges enjoyed by in-
mates who belong to religious
denominations.
The report cites a Chicago
gang known as El-Rukn, which
is one of the largest and most
violent black crime syndicates
in the country, as having
sought recognition as a
religious organization so it
could hold "worship services"
in Ilinois prisons. Prison of-
ficials, refused, however,
maintaining that El-Rukn's
"Moorish Science Temple" is a
front organizations for the
violent prison gang. A Federal
District Court recently upheld
the ruling declaring that El-
Rukn is a "street gang and a
threat to institutional securi-
ty," the ADL reported.
Black Muslim leader Louis
Farrakhan, according to the
ADL report, has established
close working relations with
the El-Rukn organization,
some of whose members have
been featured at his rallies.
Farrakhan has predicted that
urban street gangs will play a
"very important role" in a
future race war in the United
States.
Some prisoners are
members of the Aryan Na-
tions' "Church of Jesus Christ
Christian," which espouses a
pseudo-theological system of
beliefs in which "Aryans" are
the "true Israel," Jews are the
"seed of Satan," and colored
peoples are sub-human. The
beliefs are the doctrine of the
extremist movement known as
"Identity."
THE ADL said that prison
members of this "church"
have demanded the right to
receive Identity literature,
conduct its "services" and
receive visits from its
"pastors." Correction Depart-
ment authorities in several
states have refused to accede
to these demands, citing the
possible danger of violence and
disorder as a result of foster-
ing racism in prisons.
An appendix to the ADL
report summarized six court
cases in Arkansas, Missouri,
Idaho, Illinois and North
Carolina in which inmate
adherents of extremist groups
claimed that their First
Amendment rights of free
speech and religious practice
had been violated. The claims
were overruled in four cases;
there have been no final deci-
sions in the two other cases.
On the far left, the ADL
report said, a variety of groups
are attempting to exert
ideological influence upon, and
to recruit, prisoners. They
range from Marxist political
parties to interrelated, pro-
terrorist organizations that
function partly as support net-
works for their own members
and for adherents who are
incarcerated.
The report cited the Com-
mittee to fight Repression, a
New York-based organization
which promotes the views of a
range of violent leftist
organizations and publishes
news of members who have
been indicted for criminal acts
or who are currently serving
prison terms.
AMONG THE groups sup-
ported by the Committee to
Fight Represssion is the
United Freedom Front, whose
members were recently in-
dicted on charges of racketeer-
ing, based on a series of
revolutionary terrorist and
criminal acts.
Other left-wing extremist
groups which seek to pro-
pagandize and recruit
Prisoners include the African
eople's Socialist Party, the
New Afrikan Peoples
Organization, the Black Guer-
rilla Family and the Revolu-
tionary Communist Party.
These groups view prisoners
of victims of the "oppressor"
government of the United
States. Imprisoned members
of the Black Liberation Army,
the Puerto Rican FALN and
other left-wing groups view
themselves as "national ar-
mies" and, during their prison
terms, as "POWs."



Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
News in Brief
Chamber of Commerce Opens
By JTA Services
PARIS Israeli Deputy
Premier and Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir inaugurated on
Monday the Israeli-European
Economic Community Chamber
of Commerce here. Shamir arriv-
ed in Paris for a three-day work-
ing visit during which he confer-
red with both President Francois
Mitterrand and Premier Jacques
Chirac.
The new Chamber of Commerce
will link Israel to the 12-member
state EEC, Israel's main foreign
trading partner. Chirac, as well as
French Finance Minister Edouard
Baladur, will attend the inaugura-
tion ceremony in the French
Senate.
French officials say Chirac
plans to use the opportunity to
stress that France's improved
relations with Syria, Algeria and
Iran will not be at Israel's
expense.
Chirac phoned on Sunday
Syrian President Hafez El Assad
to thank him for his help in secur-
ing the release of two of the nine
French hostages held by Shiite ex-
tremists in Lebanon. The two,
French TV reporters arrived
Saturday night in Paris after a
three-month captivity.
In public statement, Chirac
thanked Syria, Algeria and Iran
for their aid but said that France
will not change its former policies
in the area. He was referring at
the time to France's close ties
with Iraq but officials here say
that he planned to stress Monday
that this also applies to Israel.
U.S. Urged To Shun
Waldheim Inauguration
WASHINGTON Over a hun-
dred members of the House of
Representatives have appealed to
President Reagan to boycott the
inauguration of Kurt Waldheim as
President of Austria.
In a letter sent to the White
House last week, the legislators
asked that neither he nor any
other American official attend the
former UN Secretary General's
inaugural ceremony, scheduled
for July 8.
Revelations about Waldheim's
activities as a Wehrmacht officer
in the Balkans marred his cam-
paign for the Presidency, and his
election earlier this month led to
an outcry from the world Jewish
community.
Bialkin Says 'No'
To Invite from Greece
NEW YORK Kenneth
Bialkin, outgoing chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
has declined an invitation to visit
Greece on grounds that "the
government of Greece in recent
years has followed a pattern of
pro-PLO and anti-Israel activity."
Bialkin, who will be succeeded
on July 1 by Morris Abram, was
responding to an invitation sent to
him and several other American
Jewish leaders by Andrew
Manatos, a principal of a
Washington firm representing
Greek American groups.
The invitation was on behalf of
major Greek shipowners and
other businesses. Bialkin, in a let-
ter to Manatos, acknowledged
that Greece has recently shown
"signs of greater balance and in-
clination toward a warming of
relations with Israel" but main-
tained that "until there has been
some greater demonstration" of
this change of attitude, it would
not be appropriate to accept the
invitation.
Secular Leader Saved
From Orthodox Mob
JERUSALEM Police
rescued a secular leader from
enraged Orthodox Jews who sur-
rounded his car on a Jerusalem
street Saturday evening after he
fired a pistol into the air in a vain
attempt to disperse the crowd.
The incident occurred on Yosef
Ben-Matityahu Street, bordering
a religious neighborhood.
Abraham Fritzi, chairman of the
Jerusalem Committee Against
Ultra-Orthodox Violence, drove
there to investigate a barricade of
garbage carts erected earlier in
the day to block traffic because,
according to the Orthodox, a pass-
ing car had hit one of their
children that afternoon.
He was stopped and his car was
encircled by a mob of black-garbed
men. He fired a single shot to no
effect. When police arrived to ex-
tricate him, they were stoned as
was Fritzi's car. The windshield
was shattered but there were no
injuries.
Philly Panel Rulea
Against Accused Nazi
PHILADELPHIA A three-
judge federal panel ordered that a
Lithuanian-born man accused of
participating in Nazi atrocities
against Jews, Juozas Kungys, be
stripped of his United States
citizenship.
The panel of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Third
District, said Friday that Kungys,
of Clifton, N.J., made material
misrepresentations about his
background when he immigrated
in 1948 obtained citizenship in
1954.
The ruling rejected a lower
court's verdict in favor of Kungys.
The Office of Special Investiga-
tions (OSI), a division of die
Justice Department, had accused
Kungys in 1981 of participating in
the 1941 murder of more than
2,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Ke-
dainioi in Lithuania.
Kungys, who claimed he had
been a victim of Nazi persecution,
was also accused by the OSI of ly-
ing about his background so that
he could enter the United States.
Finance Minister Nixes
Beisky Report Urging
JERUSALEM Finance
Minister Moshe Nissim refused
Sunday to convene the ministeral
committee charged with im-
plementing the recommendations
of the Beisky commission which
rendered its report two months
ago on the 1983 bank shares
scandal.
Energy Minister Moshe Shahal
demanded that the committee
meet early this week amid grow-
ing consternation over one bank
director's refusal to resign and
charges that another received
disproportionate compensation
for stepping down. But Nissim in-
sisted there was no point for the
committee to meet until the team
of professionals studying the
report completes its work.
The commission, headed by
Supreme Court Justice Chaim
Beisky, issued a scathing report
on April 20 accusing Israel's five
largest commercial banks of
grossly inflating the value of their
shares to mislead investors,
leading to the financial panic of
October, 1983.
Koch Signs Bill Making
Vandalism Expenelve
NEW YORK Mayor Edward
Koch has signed into law a bill im-
posing a minimum fine and in-
creasing the maximum fine on
anyone found guilty in New York
City of damaging a house of
worship.
In recent years, acts of van-
dalism against synagogues in New
York City have occurred frequent-
ly. The new law also subjects to
both imprisonment and a fine
anyone who knowingly assists a
vandal. The bill was introduced in
the City Council by Queens Coun-
cilman Sheldon Leffler.
The bill raises the maximum <
fine from $500 under current law
to $1,000 and for the first time im-
poses a minimum fine of $250. A
spokesperson in Leffler's office
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy that to the best of the Coun-
cilman's staff knowledge, the
measure was the first of its kind.
The City Council passed the Lef-
fler measure unanimously on May
22.
Spain, Israel Sign
New Trade Agreement
JERUSALEM Spain and
Israel have concluded an agree-
ment which will further trade con-
tacts between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by
the heads of the Israeli and
Spanish Chambers of Commerce
at the end of the first official visit
of Spanish businessmen to Israel
since diplomatic relations were
established earlier this year.
The trade delegation met with
deputy Premier and Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
discussed possible areas of
cooperation such as tourism in
which the Spanish are very ex-
perienced with some 43 million
tourists visiting Spain each year
as against 1.5 million who visit
Israel.
Christie's Sale
Makes Record
NEW YORK (JTA) A new
record price for printed Hebraica
was set last month at Christie's
sale of 100 duplicate rare books
from the library of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America.
Ibn Sahula's Meshal ha-Kadmoni,
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and allegories printed in Brescia
in 1491, sold for $176,000 the
highest price ever paid for a single
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Modai Says
Israel Will Not Renew Its Probe of Pollard Affair
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Israeli Justice Minister Yit-
zhak Modai said he expected
the Reagan Administration to
release as soon as possible an
"official statement' detailing
the findings of its continued in-
vestigation into the Jonathan
Pollard espionage affair.
But in a press conference
following a string of high-level
meetings here, Modai in-
dicated that the Israeli govern-
ment would not renew its own
inquiry into the case by seek-
ing further interviews with
those Israelis already "tried"
in connection with the scandal.
LAST DECEMBER a team
of American investigators was
permitted to interview three
Israelis who had been involved
in the transfer of secret U.S.
documents from Jonathan
Pollard, a civilian Navy
analyst, to Israel. Following
the visit in Israel, the State
Department announced that
the Israeli government had ex-
tended its "full cooperation"
in the inquiry and had return-
ed all documents obtained "in
an unauthorized manner."
But the indictment issued
against Pollard and his wife,
Anne Henderson-Pollard last
month names as co-
conspirators two Israelis
whose alleged roles in the af-
fair had been disclosed by
Pollard as part of his plea
bargain.
Their names Aviem Sella,
now a senior Israeli Air Force
Commander, and Irit Erb, who
was a secretary at the Em-
bassy in Washington, had not
come up in the interviews con-
ducted by the American team
when they visited Israel.
THE INDICTMENT also
contained details of what the
Israeli government has called
a "rogue operation," but
which, according to Pollard's
account and the indictment, in-
volved substantial sums of
money. The new allegations
have led to suggestions by
Justice Department officials
and others that the Israeli es-
pionage operation was both
authorized and more extensive
than previously believed.
Following angry comments
from the Israeli government
about the comments, given
mostly by unnamed officials to
the press, the State Depart-
ment and White House main-
tained that the U.S. had no
evidence of a larger operation
and commended Israel for
abiding by its agreement to
fully cooperate with the U.S.
investigation.
Obviously prepared for the
barrage of questions about
Israel's role in the affair,
Modai used the forum of the
press conference to vent his
frustration at what he main-
tained was a campaign of not
yet proven allegations by Ad-
ministration officials and in
the American press.
"The whole thing is blown
up. I don't want to blame
anybody, but it only happened
when I arrived in this country,
and I tell you I got the shock of
my life. How could it blow up
beyond any proportion?" he
asked reporters.
HE SAID that in his
meetings with Secretary of
State George Shultz and At-
torney General Edwin Meese,
he had urged that the U.S. in-
vestigation of the affair be
"accelerated" so that specula-
Reagan Says
AWACS Conditions Were Met
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
President Reagan has notified
Congress that conditions have
been met for the delivery of
five AWACS surveillance
planes to Saudi Arabia.
Transfer of the planes, the
first of which was scheduled
for delivery on June 30, ap-
pears unlikely to face any ac-
tive opposition from Congress,
which would have to enact
specific legislation in order to
block it.
In the aftermath of an im-
pressive but ultimately unsuc-
cessful attempt in May to pre-
vent the sale of a proposed
missile package to Saudi
Arabia, there appears to be lit-
tle inclination to campaign
against the delivery of $3.2
billion worth of aircraft and
equipment already paid for by
the Saudi government.
The specter of Gramm-
Rudman looms largely on the
whole process, and as a result
members of Congress are
reluctant to do anything," a
source close to Capitol Hill
observed, referring to the
budget-cutting legislation
passed at the end of last year.
White House spokesman
Larry Speakes announced that
a letter certifying that condi-
tions for delivery of the planes
had been met would be for-
warded to Congress in com-
pliance with legislation
enacted following a bitter cam-
paign in Congress that nearly
resulted in blocking the
AWACS sale in 1981.
The conditions include provi-
sions for preventing the
sophisticated AWACS
technology from falling into
hostile hands or being used
against Israel. They also in-
volve assurances that delivery
of the aircraft "enhances the
atmosphere and prospects for
peace" and that the Saudis
nave provided "substantial
assistance" to achieving peace
in the region.
In his letter to Congress,
Reagan maintained that the
Saudis have provided that
assistance and that the planes
would contribute to regional
stability.
"I also believe that signifi-
cant progress toward peaceful
resolution of disputes in the
region has been accomplished
with the substantial assistance
of Saudi Arabia," the letter
reads.
Specifically, the President
referred to the Fahd Plan of
1981 and the subsequent Fez
communique of 1982, both of
which are said to implicitly
recognize Israel's existence,
but fail to mention the Jewish
State by name.
In addition, he maintained
that the Saudis have supported
Egypt's return to the
Organization of Islamic Coun-
tries and Jordan's efforts
toward peace negotiations
with Israel. He also cited Saudi
efforts to mediate peace in
Lebanon and in the Iran-Iraq
war.
The president's arguments
in defense of the Saudi record
were more or less the same as
those advanced in the Ad-
ministration's lobbying for the
recently passed missile sale to
the Saudi kingdom.
At the White House briefing,
spokesman Larry Speakes also
stressed what he said was the
role of AWAOS in helping
tion can be put to rest.
But in spite of his willingness
to forcefully tackle each and
every question put forward,
Modai almost appeared as
though he were under in-
vestigation himself, and the
lingering suggestions of a
government coverup seemed
far from the point of being laid
to rest.
Specifically, there were
questions about the appoint-
ments of Rafi Eitan who had
directed the operation through
a now disbanded unit for the
gathering of scientific data
and Aviem Sella, who alleged-
ly acted as a liaison in the
operation, to prestigious posi-
tions in Israel following
Pollard's arrest.
Modai said that he himself,
. ,. .i__*;_- _# Israeli auuiunuea miew auuui
SLSL^KEL? & S *ho is it who gavo you the
evidence? Modai asked.
was named in the indictment,
has been appointed to a posi-
tion in the same state-owned
chemical company to which
Eitan was transferred, The
Jerusalem Post recently
reported.
The Justice Minister, who
has been in his current post for
barely a couple of months,
acknowledged that the ap-
pointments of Eitan and Sella
create an incriminating ap-
pearance, but maintained that
"what appears is not
necessarily the real facts."
HE RAILED at the press
and, indirectly at the Justice
Department's officials who
have been leaking allegations
of a coverup, for taking
Pollard's words as evidence of
Israeli government
involvement.
"If you intimate that this is
the tip of the iceberg, then
where is the iceberg? If you in-
timate that there were other
cases, where are the other
cases? If you suggest that
Israeli authorities knew about
"vital American interests in a
strategically important area."
He cited specifically the free
flow of oil, restraint of the
spread of extremism, the
prevention of "Soviet intru-
sion" and "the strengthening
of the security of moderate
Arab friends."
The American Israel Public
Affairs Committee was ex-
pected to decide whether it
would mount a campaign for
legislation to block delivery of
the aircraft. But in light of the
mood in Congress, observers
here were fairly confident
AIPAC would avoid a battle
that would almost inevitably
meet with failure.
Sachs Gets Award
TEL AVIV (JTA) Prof.
Leo Sachs, professor of biology
and head of the Department of
Genetics at the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science at Rehovot, has
been awarded the 1986 Royal
Society Welcome Foundation
Prize given by the London-based
Royal Society every two years for
original contributions to medical
science.
Finance Minister, had approv
ed Eitan's appointment as
chairman of the Board of a
government-owned chemical
enterprise, but maintained
that it was not "in reward or in
compensation" for his es-
pionage activities.
"IT WAS in reward for
nothing, but in consideration
of the past services of this par-
ticular gentleman," Modai
asserted. He added that Eitan
had been in failing health.
As for Sella, who was in the
country as a graduate student
when he allegedly became in-
volved in the Pollard opera-
tion, Modai maintained that it
was up to the military to in-
vestigate the allegations in the
Pollard indictment. Sella has
been given command of a large
Israeli air base.
Yosef Yagur, a former
science attache at the Israeli
Consulate in New York who
In an earlier briefing with
the Israeli press, the Justice
Minister reportedly denied
that there had been any re-
quest from the U.S. to receive
another American delegation
for further interviews with
Israelis about the Pollard case.
But he said that such a delega-
tion would be welcome as long
as the Israelis involved agreed
to be interviewed.
Nevertheless, he maintained
that the Israeli inquiry of the
three who were interviewed by
the American team was closed
and that they would not be
subjected to a second "trial"
regarding the Pollard case.
"We don't try people twice.
That's the law in Israel," he
maintained. The Israeli in-
quiry, it was explained later,
took the form of an ad-
ministrative hearing.
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JNF Creates Recreational Oasis In Negev Chirac, Shamir Said To Agree
On Dealing With Terrorism
Far from world headlines,
the development of Israel's
Negev promises to open up
desert wonders to an un-
precedented level of tourism,
in an area which constitutes
some 60 percent of Israel's
land area, yet encompasses on-
ly 10 percent of the country's
population.
On the 38th anniversary of
Israel's statehood and 100
years after the birth of her
first Prime Minister, Ben
Gurion's historic vision for the
Negev Desert is becoming
reality. Through its activities
in "rolling back the desert"
and conserving scenic
wilderness areas, the Jewish
National Fund, in cooperation
with government and other na-
tional agencies, is playing an
important role in providing
recreational facilities for the
relaxation and enjoyment of
local residents and tourists.
JNF's recent activities in
Mitzpe Ramon, located in the
central Negev, will help pro-
mote the township's growing
reputation as a regional tourist
center. Built on a plateau
almost 3,000 feet above sea
level, the township boasts a
fair, dry year-round climate
and nearby natural wonders
and historic sites. JNF recent-
ly completed a half-mile long
scenic cliff promenade along
the northwest edge of the
world-famous Ramon crater,
several hundred feet from the
township. The promenade
features three exhilarating
viewpoints where visitors can
peer into the 4.5 billion year-
old granite chasm eroded by
wind and water to a depth of
1,600 feet.
A five-acre woodland has
been planted at the township's
northern entrance where a
municipal recreation park will
be established for the leisurely
enjoyment of Mitzpe Ramon's
4,000 residents. Advanced
work is currently in progress
for a zoological park, featuring
a walk-in aviary and exhibits of
mammals, birds-of-prey,
rodents and nocturnal species.
Future plans include the crea-
tion of a man-made oasis and
recreational area equipped
with sheltered picnic alcoves,
as well as a safari-style trail
along the 25-mile long crater
floor, rich in fossils, flora and
fauna. -**"**-
Another recent example of
the transformation of the
Negev wilderness is Sapir
Park, a 10-acre recreational
beauty spot not far from
Moshav Ein Yahav in the Cen-
tral Arava. Tucked behind a
sand dune off the Sodom-Eilat
road, Sapir Park features a
one-acre artificial fishing lake
fed by two freshwater thermal
springs, grassy lawns,
sheltered picnic alcoves and a
variety of shade trees and
bulrushes.
Timna Vallef" Park, just
north of Eilat at King
Solomon's ancient copper
mines, combines desert
ecology with diversified
leisure-time facilities, and of-
fers expanded employment op-
portunities for inhabitants of
local farming communities.
Timna Park encompasses
17,500 acres of rugged beauty
packed with breathtaking
scenery, astounding geological
formations, rare desert
wildlife and treasured ar-
chaeological findings dating
from 6,000 BCE to the
Pharaonic era.
Timna Valley Park, located at King Solomon's ancient copper
mines, is the site of Jewish Natioal Fund's man-made recrea-
tional lake. The lake is part of a multi-million dollar project
to increase tourism to Israel's Negev Desert.
A six-foot deep, four-acre ar-
tificial lake, recently created
by JNF, has appeared in the
heartland of this wilderness.
The lake, equipped with
popular bathing, boating and
fishing facilities, is part of a
multi-million dollar develop-
ment project undertaken joint-
ly with local and government
agencies to open the Arava to
mass tourism, currently pro-
jected at 250,000 foreign and
local visitors annually.
Tourism projects, a welcome
addition to JNF's land
reclamation and afforestation
activities, have also resulted in
the creation of Eshkol Park
near Ofakim in the northwest
Negev, as well as the Lahav
and Yatir Forests, north of
Arad and Beersheva. Each
year, new sections are planted
on the perimeter of these ex-
panding woodlands, whose
recreational facilities have
since become municipal forest
backyards for Beersheva's
150,000 urban inhabitants, as
well as for residents of sur-
rounding rural towns.
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) French
Premier Jacques Chirac and
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir discussed
recently the possibility of
strengthening anti-terrorist
cooperation between the two
countries.
Israeli sources said Chirac
and Shamir have reached
broad agreement on this issue
but that more talks will be
needed to work out its con-
crete applications.
CHIRAC AND Shamir met
for close to two hours at the
French Premier's Office,
Hotel Matignon. Shamir, who
had arrived earlier from
Israel, was the French
Premier's guest at a working
luncheon attended by some of
Chirac's closest aides.
Shamir conferred Tuesday
with President Francois Mit-
terrand. He will also met
Foreign Minister Jean Ber-
nard Raimond before return-
ing to Israel in order to attend
a special Inner cabinet session
devoted to the security service
scandal.
Shamir inaugurated the
Israel-Common Market joint
Chamber of Commerce here.
Chirac attended the inaugural
ceremony to stress his commit-
ment to close Franco-Israeli
Bookcase
Judaism Brings Comfort to Young Girl
By MORTON I. TEICHER
Davita's Harp. By Chaim Potok.
New York: Fawcett Crest,
1985. 439 pp. $4.50 (paper
back).
Chaim Potok won well-deserved
acclaim for "The Chosen." Since
the publication of that fine novel,
he has produced several stories
about Orthodox Jews which have
enhanced his excellent reputation.
In his previous writing, Potok
concentrated on the conflicts of
Orthodox young men. Now, in an
unusual switch, he has retained
his emphasis on the problems of
Orthodox Jewish life, but he has
established a young girl, Davita,
as the protagonist of this new
story.
Davita is the daughter of a Com-
munist couple. Her father, a non-
Jew, is a journalist, and her
mother who is Jewish, is a social
worker and an ardent teacher of
Marxism. The story is set in New
York in the years just prior to
World War II.
DA VITA'S MOTHER never
completely .deserted her
Jewishness despite her fervent
embrace of Marxism. When her
husband is killed in Spain and
when Stalin signs a non-
aggression pact with Hitler, she
abandons Communism. Eventual-
ly, she marries an Orthodox Jew
and recaptures the traditional
practices.
Although the character of
Davita's mother is well-developed,
and although she earns our
esteem, this is basically the story
of Davita and her early matura-
tion. Potok shows great sensitivi-
ty for the feelings of the young
girl as she begins to confront life's
cruelties. He uses her to mouth
what must be his own discomfort
with strict Orthodoxy.
For example, he offers a sym-
pathetic portrayal of Davita's ob-
jection to separate seats for
women in the synagogue and to
her determination to say kaddish
for a family friend even though
strenuous efforts are made to
dissuade her.
HOWEVER, he saves his most
vociferous opposition to tradi-
tional Orthodox treatment of
women for the refusal by Davita's
yeshiva to give her an award to
which she is clearly entitled. She
is turned down simply because she
is a girl. The incident is described
in such a way as to leave no doubt
as to where Potok's predilections
lie.
By stressing these occurrences
and by selecting a girl as his chief
character, Potok strikes a blow
for the Jewish women's
movement.
As is the case with all of Potok's
other writing, "Davita's Harp" is
a pleasure to read. There is a tell-
ing simplicity about Potok's style
which makes the narrative itself
worth following but which also
suggests deeper meaning and
deeper concern.
In "The Chosen," Potok first
explored the conflicts between
secularism and Orthodox
Judaism. He continued the search
in "My Name is Asher Levy,"
where he described the way in
ties.
HE TOLD the meeting that
his government will do its ut-
most "to further improve rela-
tions between the two coun-
tries." Chirac mentioned at
length the economic ties, while
Shamir in his address stressed
the need for joint anti-
Terrorist action.
Israeli sources say that most
of the talk between the two
men dealt with this issue. The
only differences concerned the
recent American air strike
against Libya. Shamir strong-
ly backed the American raid,
while Chirac reiterated
France's reservations.
Neither side was prepared to
reveal details but confirmed
that there was a definite
understanding of the need for
joint action. The two sides
refused to say what sort of ac-
tion is being contemplated.
CHIRAC told the Israelis
that he has strong hopes to ob-
tain the release of the seven
French hostages still held by
Shiite extremists in Lebanon.
He said he was thankful for
Syria's aid in securing the
release of two hostages set
free last Friday night in Beirut
but expressed strong misgiv-
ings about increased Soviet in-
fluence in Syria itself and in
other countries in the area.
Chaim Potok
which a young boy's talents lead
him away from his family and his
faith.
Now, in "Davita's Harp," Potok
presents a picture of a young girl
who finds both comfort and con-
flict in traditional Judaism. Her
experience is a microcosm of what
a number of Jews go through and
her story offers both solace and
soul searching. It is a story which
should be read and which pro-
vokes considerable thought
AJC Urges Gov. Cuomo To Include
Moslem Sabbath In Court Ban
NEW YORK (JTA) A
Jewish organization wants New
York State Moslems and other
religious groups that do not
observe Saturday or Sunday as
their sabbath to have the right to
be excused from court pro-
ceedings on their holy day. The
Moslem sabbath is Friday.
In a letter to Gov. Mario Cuomo,
the American Jewish Congress
has asked that new state legisla-
tion prohibiting a court from tran-
sacting business on Saturday
the Jewish Sabbath in cases
where any of the litigants observe
that day as a holy day be broaden-
' ed to cover other sabbaths as well.
qhjastiafts^are already covered
by a long-standing ban on Sunday
proceedings. The new "Saturday
Sabbath" legislation which was
passed by the New York State
legislature, was recently signed
by Cuomo.
The AJCongress letter, signed
by associate executive director
Phil Baum, applauds the
legislature's "sensitivities to the
religious observances of
litigants," but says that the
failure to include an accommoda-
tion for the Moslem Sabbath, as
well, "impermissibly advances a
particular religious practice."
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 4, 1986
The Five Generations Of
The Magarik Family
By ABRAHAM J. BAYER
And HARVEY PARETZKY
Vladimir Magarik was in his
Los Angeles hotel room when
he learned the bad news. His
son, Aleksey, a Soviet cultural
activist and refusenik, had
been sentenced to three years
in a Soviet labor camp. The
charge was possession of
drugs, a small amount of
hashish the authorities said
they found in Aleksey's bag
when he was preparing to fly
home to Moscow after visiting
a friend in Tbilisi, in the Soviet
republic of Georgia.
Vladimir, however, says he
knows the charges are false.
"My son would not use drugs,"
he explains. The real reason
for Aleksey Magarik's
prosecution, Vladimir adds, is
that he has become a target of
the Soviet government's
hostility toward those Soviet
Jews who would remember
they are Jews.
Vladimir Magarik has
brought with him photographs
of his family history. The story
they tell, through five
generations, is one of a family
whose Jewishness had
remained clear despite the
demands for assimilation and
atheism pressed by the
government upon the Jews of
the Soviet Union.
The first photograph is that
of Vladimir's grandfather and
Aleksey's great-grandfather,
Mendel Leib Magarik, a
learned Orthodox Jew who
served as a ritual slaughterer
for kosher meat in pre-World
War I Latvia. The second
shows Mendel's daughter,
Vladimir's mother and
Aleksey's grandmother,
Sheina Frayge Magarik, who
was of a different spirit: She
was a member of the
generation which adopted the
ideals of the Russian
Revolution, along with a
Russian name (Sofia). She
fought with the Red Army
during the Russian Civil War
of 1919-20 and was a member
of tho Communist Party.
Despite her important work as
a pediatrician, she lost her job
during the Doctors' Plot scare
of 1953, when Jewish doctors
were accused of treason.
The third photo is of
Vladimir. Once a modern
Soviet citizen, an expert in
computer mathematics, he ran
afoul of the system when his
son got him interested in
studying Hebrew and applying
to emigrate to Israel. The
photo shows Vladimir, in
freedom in his new homeland
The final photo is of Aleksey,
his wife, Natalia Ratner, and
their baby son, Chaim.
Aleksey, Natalia, and Chaim
are refuseniks Soviet Jews
denied the right to emigrate to
Israel. They are also products
of today's Jewish cultural
renaissance in the Soviet
Union, a movement greeted
with oppression by the Soviet
government. Aleksey was once
a student in a Soviet music
school who knew nothing of his
Jewish heritage until a
friend brought him the score to
Ernest Bloch's "Kol Nidre"
and he learned the power of
Jewish music and culture.
Aleksey dropped out of music
school, leaving behind the
Five Generations of the Magarik Family.
Photo Courtesy of the NJRAC.
mainstream of Soviet society,
to compose Jewish songs in
Russian and Hebrew. Unable
to find a position with an
official orchestra, he began to
perform with unofficial Jewish
music groups. He and Natalia
learned Hebrew and then
taught the language to other
Soviet Jews.
Vladimir thumbs through
the photographs and explains
how his son came to be
arrested. How, as he prepared
to board the airplane at Tbilisi,
where he had been visiting
friends, the authorities
decided to search a bag that
had already been taken away
for placement in the plane's
baggage compartment. How
they claimed they found a
cigarette pack containing 6.4
grams of hashish just
enough to get Aleksey a
sentence of three years in a
labor camp. How the
authorities acknowledged that
a medical examination showed
Aleksey had not used any
drugs. How they disregarded
testimony from Aleksey's
friends in Tbilisi that they
helped him pack his bag and
saw no drugs inside.
Now, Vladimir is touring the
United States, attempting to
gain publicity for his son's
cause. He has been told about
Father's Day, the unique
American celebration. And he
wonders: Will he get to see his
son again? Will his new
grandson get to see his father?
And Vladimir thinks of
Aleksey in a prison cell,
sentenced for being Jewish in
the Soviet Union.
Abraham J. Bayer is
Director of the International
Commission, and Harvey
Paretzky is Program Associate
for Soviet Jewry, of the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council,
which is coordinating
Vladimir Magarik's tour of
U.S. communities.
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of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Laura, to Fred
E. Zweig, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Zweig of Wellington.
Laura Shapiro is a graduate
of Florida State University.
Her fiance, Fred, works for
the United States Postal
Service.
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August in West Palm Beach.
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following women have been named as delegates to the 72nd
National Convention of Hadassah which will meet at the
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Aug. 17-20, President
Jennie Schuman, Dr. Mary Sandier and Frances Rose. The
Convention is the policy-making body of Hadassah where
the delegates set goals, approve budget for the year ahead.
Buses will be available for anyone wishing to go for the day.
Yovel Hadassah invites you to come aboard the Viking
Princess on Sunday, July 13, for a one-day luxurious cruise
which includes lunch, dinner, show, an exciting casino, and
much more. Bus leaves for Port of Palm Beach at 9 a.m.
July 31: Enjoy a delightful summer get-together lun-
cheon and card party at IVA's restaurant.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
Boynton Beach resident, Lillian Weintraub was installed
as President of the Department of Florida Ladies Aux-
iliary, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, at the joint
JWV-JWVA State Convention which was held at the
Sheraton Bal Harbour recently.
Mrs. Weintraub is an energetic voluntary participant in
Civic and Organizational activities including Palm Beach
Bar Association Naturalization Program; Chaplain, Armed
Forces League of the Palm Beaches; Veterans Hospitals
and VA Out-Patient Clinics, Community Hospital, Palm
Beach Bi-Centennial Committee, Florida State Board of
Nursing; Co-ordinator, Jerry Lewis Telethon; Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; Chairman, Heart
Association.
Also, Co-ordinator American Red Mogen David and
Blood Bank; Co-ordinator, Cancer Care, American Cancer
Society; Chairman, Honorary Member Yeshiva University
School of Medicine and Stern College for Women.
Mrs. Weintraub was the Charter president, in 1980, of
the Broward/Palm Beach County Jewish War Veterans
Ladies Auxiliary. She is a member and Past President of
Palm Beach County Auxiliary No. 520, and her husband.
Arthur is a Life Member of the Jewish War Veterans for
over 30 years.
Mrs. Weintraub is the first ladies auxiliary department
from Palm Beach County in 34 years. As the Department
President, Mrs. Weintraub will head the Florida Ladies
Auxiliary Delegation to the National Ladies Convention in
Las Vegas this month.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
B'nai B'rith Women, Menorah Chapter continues its
activities during the summer.
Coming events: July 16. "Getting My Act Together" at
the Burt Reynolds Theatre.
Aug. 3, A Neil Simoin Comedy at the burt Reynolds
Theatre.
Aug. 10, "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Royal Palm
Theatre.
Aug. 15-Sept. 3, Trip to Canada, Niagara Falls, Nova
Scotia.
A bus leaves every Saturday evening for games at the
Seminole Village. For information call Ruth Rubin.
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Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Israel's First Birthday
By DAVID GEFFEN
ON MAY 4, 1S49, Israel
celebrated its first Independence
Day.- Cynics the world over
assumed that Israel, once attack-
ed by its Arab neighbors, would
never have a first anniversary.
But the tenacity of the Israel
soldiers and the determination of
its people proved them wrong.
The state's first year had been an
arduous one of fighting and nation
building. But on May 4 there was
a brief pause, a time when Israelis
and Jews the world over could
celebrate.
"Until a year ago," David
Courtney wrote in The Palestine
Post, "Israel had been a prayer in
Jewish hearts, passed on in piety
from generation to generation. Its
fulfilment," he emphasized, "is
still a strange, intoxicating
wonder, the meaning and purpose
of which can hardly be grasped in
a single year."
The "Year of Wonders," the
term most frequently used to
characterize Israel's first year,
had been completed, and now
there was an anniversary to mark.
There was much discussion as to
how to highlight this occasion.
Jerusalem was to be one focal
point, but Tel Aviv also wanted a
big celebration. One thing there
was agreement on, however, was
the sounding of the shofar. At
sundown on May 3 the shofar was
sounded in every synagogue and
military camp in Israel, proclaim-
ing the culmination of a year of
freedom for the Jewish state.
The Knesset was in session up
until the start of the holiday. A
fierce budget debate was under-
way, and at 6:30 the Speaker of
the Knesset, Yosef Sprinzak, in-
terrupted the proceedings to pro-
claim the first Independence Day.
Nurses Stage
Walkout
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Nurses in hospitals
throughout Israel who had
ended their night shift early
Monday morning walked
out of the wards and were
replaced by even less than a
skeleton staff, in an open-
ended strike to press for the
demands of the hospital nur-
sing staff for their own
trades union to represent
their special interests.
Doctors on duty tried to stand
in for the absent nurses but ex-
plained that they were not trained
for the special tasks taught in nur-
sing schools. Relatives and friends
of the patients abandoned by their
nurses tried to help with feeding
and washing and generally caring
for their family members.
IN THE Kaplan Hospital in
Rehovot nearly all patients were
sent home by the administration,
and throughout the country
reports said that half of the beds
had been emptied of sick people
taken home by relatives.
The Emek Hospital in Afula,
struck for three days by the ad-
ministrative staff, maintained its
full complement of nurses in an ef-
fort to prevent complete collapse
of the institution.
The Jerusalem District Court on
Sunday night ordered five leaders
of the hospital nurses group, pre-
sent in court during the hearing of
a government request for back to
work orders, to return to work.
But the court noted it could not
order the other 11,000 striking
nurses back as they were not men-
tioned in the application and not
present in court. Spokesmen for
the 11,000 said they would go to
prison en masse if necessary
rather than give in.
Recalling the attacking forces of parades in Jerusalem and Tel
the enemy a year earlier, Sprinzak Aviv.
spoke with passion when he said: In Jerusalem the marching units
Instead of being destroyed, we assembled in the Valley of the
have flourished; instead of being Cross against a backdrop of giant
extirpated, we built and planted." standards on top of which waved
Jews Closer to Islam Than
Christianity Rabbi Sirat
After the memorial prayer for the
fallen was recited at that time
there was no official Day of
Remembrance Sprinzak urged
his fellow Knesset members "to
go out into the streets of the State
of Israel and celebrate with the
people."
In Jerusalem the initial In-
dependence Day event was the
dedication of the Gal-Ed monu-
ment honoring the defenders of
the city. At the Nordau square in
Romema, by the light of glowing
oil flares, the Jerusalem Brigade
of the Hagana stood in special for-
mation as the fighters for the
honor of Jerusalem were singled
out for meritorious bravery. With
rousing cheers, the 10,000
assembled begin to sing and dance
when the dedication was
completed.
A radiant Star of David il-
luminated the Generali Building
downtown. The resident of
Jerusalem, who for over a year
had been under perpetual gunfire,
poured out into the streets to
show their exuberance at being
free and unhindered citizens of
the Eternal City.
Tel Aviv and Haifa were also
aglow. In Tel Aviv, Dizengoff Cir-
cle was illuminated with multi-
colored lights and a "forest of
flags" covered the inner city.
In Haifa they had been
celebrating for several weeks, and
so no official events were planned.
An outdoor concert brought out
large numbers of Haifa residents
who came to enjoy the rousing
melodies and the cameraderie
which marked the day.
A major step forward was about
to be taken in the southern city of
Beersheba. On Independence Day
the capital of the Negev was to be
connected to the national electric
grid. Moreover, to assure a cooler
summer in the desert, the first ice
factory was to open.
"Today every citizen of Israel
carries joy in his heart," David
Courtney wrote, "and on his
shoulder the burden of his
brother, for while he puts his
children in clean dresses and
cheers from the streetside it is to
honor both the land and the pur-
pose of the state and the pur-
pose is to gather in his brethren
from their i exile until each man
shall take another1 and give him
his shoulder to lean upon, his lodg-
ings and his bread to share. That
is the right which has been won
and which is the deep purposes of
all the brave, joyous show of
statehood." Even in the midst of
all their happiness, Israelis were
challenged and again made to
realize that their task was not just
to defend the land, but also to br-
ing their brethren and sisters back
home.
David Beti-Gurion was the
honored guest at the Great
Synagogue m Tel Aviv on In-
dependence Day morning. He sat
beside Rabbi Unterman, the chief
rabbi of Tel Aviv, as Hallel was
chanted as a special addition to
the morning service. Then he and
each of the rabbis were given a
Torah for a special circuit, hakafa,
to mark the day. Similar services
were held in the Yeshurun
synagogue in Jerusalem, the main
synagogue in Haifa and in smaller
synagogues in every town and
village. Chief Rabbi Uziel was the
main speaker in Jerusalem, while
his Ashkenazi counterpart, Rabbi
Herzog, participated with Presi-
dent Chaim Weizmann at a
celebration in New York.
School was in session until 11 n
the morning, and students listen-
ed to a radio message from
Zalman Shazar, the Minister of
Education. As soon as they were
permitted to leave, the children
rushed out to watch military
Israeli flags. Jerusalem area com-
mander, Sgan-Aluf Yitzhak Levi,
commanded the units for the
parade. Led by three mounted
cavalrymen, the units marched up
Ramban Street toward the heart
of the city while thousands of per-
sons lined the streets to cheer the
colorful show of might.
The cavalrymen were followed
in the parade by 15 Israeli flags
and a maroon Jerusalem Brigade
flag guarded by soldiers with fix-
ed bayonets. Flame throwers and
mine deterrents, GMC trucks, ar-
mored cars and a multitude of
other armaments were paraded
by. It was a display that made
every citizen proud of his nation
and determined to "work, work
hard and work without rest," as
Ben-Gurion urged during his
56-minute Independence Day ad-
dress. At the reviewing stand in
front of the Histadrut Building on
King George Street, Rav Aluf Yit-
zhak Dori took the salute from the
passing units. For all those pre-
sent it was indeed a day to
remember.
Tel Aviv also had a military
parade, and the sidewalks
overflowed with spectators.
Unlike the orderly Jerusalem
crowd, Tel Aviv residents poured
into the street blocking the
parading soldiers and bedecking
them with flowers and kisses.
Allenby, Ben Yehuda and Nahalat
Binyamin streets were a sea of
flags, and that sight prompted
this comment by a Tel Aviv
observer: "Standing under flags
that spread like the leaves of an
ancient tree come suddenly to life
again and sending out new,
sheltering branches above a
whole, re-united people that is
the real essence of this holiday.
The most unusual aspect of the
first Independence Day was the
ceremony on Mount Scopus.
Sports competitions were held on
the Hebrew University field and
at night a reception was arranged
for staff members and police at
this Israeli enclave. Four weeks
had passed since the signing of the
Jerusalem armistice, and there
was still ready access to Mount
Scopus. The first anniversary of
Israel was also joyfully marked
there.
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Rene Sirat, the Chief Rabbi
of France, believes Judaism
has more of a common
language, with Islam than
with Christianity. He called
here last Thursday for a
dialogue between Judaism
and Islam, stressing that
the issue was religious, not
political.
Political problems should be left
to those who deal with them, but
the religious leaders of Judaism
and Islam should tackle the
theological issues and discuss
them thoroughly, the Algerian-
born Chief Rabbi told a con-
ference here attended by leaders
of the French Jewish community
and Israelis of French origin.
"WE HAVE NO major
theological problem with the
world of Islam. It is Christianity
which claims it is versus Israel,"
Sirat said. "Esau hates Jacob, ac-
cording to the Mid rash, whereas
Islam regards the Jews as Ahl AU
Kitab, the People of the Book.
Islam has never claimed to be the
true Israel," the French rabbi
observed.
He urged Israel to face the East
rather than serve as a bridgehead
Chief Rabbi Sirat
between East and West. He
quoted Isaiah: "Blessed be Egypt
my people, and Assyria the work
of my hands, and Israel mine in-
heritance." He added, "If we real-
ly know how to be the kingdom of
Cohanim (priests) and a sacred
people, then peace will prevail."
Sirat asked those attending the
conference, "How many of you
have ever read the Koran?" He
said he asked because "If we want
a dialogue, we have to find out
what the partner for the dialogue
says about himself."
Soviet Refuseniks With Cancer
Demand Treatment Abroad
NEW YORK (JTA) Three Soviet Jewish
refuseniks, all suffering from various forms of cancer, held
a news conference recently in Moscow demanding their
right to leave the Soviet Union for medical treatment in the
West, according to the National Conference on Soviet
Jewry.
THE THREE REFUSENIKS are Benjamin Charney,
who has melanoma, or skin cancer; Inna Meiman, who has
sarcoma, or tumor of the bones; and Tanya Bogomolny,
who suffers from breast cancer.
The refuseniks said in a letter distributed at the news
conference and addressed to Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev that they are "cancer patients, living in the Soviet
Union who have all been told that there is no hope and that
further treatment will be useless."
Holtzman Warns:
Jews Should Monitor Austrians
By MARGIE OLSTER
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Brooklyn District Attorney
and former United States
Congresswoman Elizabeth
Holtzman blasted Kurt
Waldheim and the
Austrians who elected him
President and warned Jews
to "remain vigilant in the
face of continued anti-
Semitism."
Holtzman, who during her four
terms in the House of Represen-
tatives authored legislation barr-
ing accused war criminals from
entering the U.S., told a group of
furriers at a luncheon sponsored
by the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith that the law she
wrote should be extended to in-
clude Waldheim.
SHE PARTICIPATED in a
protest rally at the Justice
Department in Washington just
days before Waldheim's June 8
election in an effort to pressure
the agency to bar the former
United Nations Secretary General
from entering the United States.
Holtzman said there is sufficient
evidence that Waldheim commit-
ted war crimes. He was accused of
murder by the UN War Crimes
Commission and he targeted
villages for reprisal that were
subsequently destroyed, she said.
Waldheim also gave the precise
number of Jews on the Greek
Island of Corfu to his superiors
and all those Jews ended up in
death camps, she asserted. "How
could a man like this be honored
and raised to the highest stan-
dard," she asked.
Waldheim's election is part of a
"growing trend to deny the
Holocaust," Holtzman said. The
election and events like Reagan's
visit to Bitburg last year show
that Austria and the world have
learned no lessons from the
Holocaust
"CONTINUED indifference to
Waldheim's election will send a
message that people can continue
to kill Jews with impunity," she
said.
The United States government
has rejected this indifference and
has changed its policy according
to Holtzman. While some 10,000
Nazis received sanctuary in the
U.S. after World War II, today
the government has expelled 10
accused Nazis from this country,
30 others are on trial and hun-
dreds of others are under in-
vestigation, Holtzman said.
"We know the consequences of
failure to be committed to
justice," she said.
Bypass Road Is Speeded Up
TEL AVIV (JTA) Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin has
assured soldiers injured in a
severe road crash last week that
work would be speeded up on
building a bypass road at the side
of a dangerous stretch of road on
which their truck lost its brakes
and crashed. The accident left
three Israel Defense Force
soldiers
injured.
dead and 23 others
The accident brought to 13 the
number of people killed since 1974
on the same stretch of steep win-
ding road from the settlement of
Ma'aleh Ephraim outside
Jerusalem to the Jordan rift junc-
tion north of Jericho.
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Palestinian
Debate
Seen As
Unfair
By JEFF BLACK
The fate of the Palesti-
nians living in Israel's ad-
ministered territories is the
topic of many a debate and
newspaper report, and yet
one never hears about the
Jewish refugees. A cursory
glance at the history of the
Middle East, however,
shows how unfair and one-
sided the media really are.
In 1948, when the State of
Israel was established, an
estimated 856,000 Jews lived in
Arab countries. Nearly 30 years
later, only 25,850 remained, the
majority having found refuge
from Arab persecution in Israel.
By the same token, the number of
Arab refugees "created" (that is
to say, those who left their homes
temporarily in the hope that when
they returned, the Jewish State
would have been annihilated by
the invading Arab armies), also
numbered around the 600,000
figure.
THE REASON one does not
read or hear about Jewish
refugees is simply because the
Jewish State absorbed these peo-
ple into its midst, in spite of the
fact that the young country was
poor and lacking in natural
resources and plagued by
economic difficulties. Not only
that, but the Jews who had been
forced to leave Arab lands had no
choice but to leave their public and
private property, thus arriving in
Israel without any means of their
own.
As a result of this tremendous
exodus, Israel's population doubl-
ed itself within three years, and
many new immigrants spent their
initial period in Israel in transit
camps ma'abarot. These camps
housed thousands of people, who
were often crammed into a small
space where shelter consisted of
tin huts, tents, shacks made of
cardboard or whatever materials
were available. Despite the hard-
ships, a solution to the Jewish
refugee problem had been found.
Arab refugees, however, have
not been so fortunate, for in spite
of the fact that the number of
Arabs who left their homes in
1948 comprised less than 2 per-
cent of the total Arab population
in the area, no Arab country came
to their aid. The Arab leaders saw
the political potential of maintain-
ing the Palestinians as refugees,
and so no effort to help absorb
these people was made.
AS RALPH GALLOWAY, the
head of United Nations Relief and

Israeli soldiers make friends with youngsters at the KissaUm Transit Camp in the Judean hills (December, \1950).
Works Agency said in 1958, "The
Arab States do not want to solve
the refugee problem. They want
to keep it as an open sore, as an af-
front to the United Nations, and
as a weapon against Israel. Arab
leaders do not give a damn
whether Arab refugees live or
die."
Israel on the other hand ac-
cepted 108,000 Arabs back into
her territory in 1948, while 50,000
others have since come to live in
Israel under a Family Reunion
Plan. In addition to this, Israel has
so far allocated $120 million to im-
prove the economy and social ser-
vices of Palestinian Arabs living
in the administered areas.
In order to counteract the
misleading impression that only
Arab refugees exist, and in order
to defend the rights of former
Jewish refugees, an organization
named WOJAC (World Organiza-
tion of Jews from Arab Countries)
was established in November
1975. During this time, the
organization has published an im-
pressive number of booklets and
pamphlets, which provide ac-
counts of the sufferings and
torments of Jews from Arab coun-
tries, and how the price they had
to pay for their freedom was aban-
donment of all their wealth and
personal possessions.
In 1977, WOJAC's present
chairman of the Executive Board,
Mordechai Ben-Porat, a former
Israeli Cabinet Minister, address-
ed the UN General Assembly
where he stressed that the
refugee problem caused by the
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Woman Wages Campaign To Free
Sister, Ida Nudel, from Soviet Prison
By CAROL GREEN
For Dana Friedman, there
is neither day or night.
After Friedman returns
home from her job as a
bookkeeper at
Na'amat/Pioneer women,
she goes on to her next job
waging a one-woman
crusade for the release of
her sister, Soviet Prisoner
of Conscience Ida Nudel.
For the past 14 years,
Friedman has been working
ceaselessly on behalf of her
sister who is in exile in a dis-
tant region of the Soviet
Commitment of 14 Years
&,
Left is Ida Nudel in Krivosheino, 1972. Right is Ida Nudel in Ben-
dary, 1986.
Union.
Friedman has corresponded
with most of the world's major
heads of state on her sister's
behalf. "I don't know who I didn't
approach the Red Cross, the
Socialist Party, the Communist
Party, Amnesty International,"
she observes. An entire room in
Friedman's Rehovot apartment is
filled with letters and documents
related to Ida's case.
Though she is a pleasant woman
who enjoys people and laughter,
Friedman has little time for
either. "They didn't only destroy
Ida's life," she remarks with
bitterness.
THE SISTERS' ordeal began
back in 1971 when they applied
together for permission to leave
the Soviet Union. Although
neither sister was an active
Zionist, both intuitively felt that
Israel was their homeland. "In the
Soviet Union they don't let you
forget that you are a Jew,"
observes Friedman.
As the only members of their
family to survive the Holocaust,
the sisters were very close. Nudel
lived with liana and her husband
and young son in one Moscow
apartment. "My son is Ida's son;
my family is Ida's family," says
Friedman.
When Ida was refused an exit
visa, both sisters were puzzled.
They had never been involved
with politics or in any illegal ac-
tivities. "We were so naive.
We both thought it was a
bureaucratic slip," recalls
Friedman.
The sisters decided that Fried-
man and her family would go and
that Ida would remain in Moscow
and join the family at a later date.
"If I would have known that it
would be years until I'd see Ida
again then I wouldn't have left,"
says Friedman.
WITH ILANA gone, Ida was
left completely alone. "That was
turns, On June 1,1978, a group of
refusenik women decided to stage
a legal public demonstration to
coincide with official festivities
marking the International Day of
the Child. "The idea was to show
that the Soviet Union is not a
paradise for children," explains
her sister. Ida objected to the idea
of using children in a demonstra-
tion and only reluctantly agreed
to participate.
Ida, spied on by KGB,
worried about her 'boys.'
when she started to help people,"
explains her sister. Ida got to
know other refuseniks. She helped
them prepare requests to leave
and accompanied them to govern-
ment offices to secure exit visas.
She hosted them in her Moscow
apartment. Sometimes the place
would get so full that Ida could not
find a place to sleep. In her circle
of activists Ida became known as
the angel.
Ida also adopted the Prisoners
of Conscience who were
languishing in Soviet prison
camps. She wrote to them and
sent them care packages. She call-
ed them "her boys." Ida knew
that the KGB was spying on her.
In her apartment she left notes to
her KGB 'visitors': "You can take
everything except the care
packages for the boys."
Ida also began to participate in
political activities and demonstra-
On the morning of June 1, Ida
tried to leave her apartment to go
to the demonstration. KGB agents
blocked the door. Without court
authorization, they placed Ida
under house arrest. From her
fourth floor balcony, Ida hung out
a banner saying "KGB Give Me
My Visa." For this act she was
charged with the crime of
"hooliganism" and sentenced to
four years of exile in Siberia. "Ida
was punished like a man; no other
woman was ever punished this
way," explains her sister.
THE EXILE was a nightmare.
Ida lived in a barracks-like hut
without running water and she
had to tramp long distances in the
snow, in well below freezing
temperatures, to obtain firewood
and other basic provisions. Her
barracks-mates were 60 hardened
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Israel Suffers Less Home Consensus Than Ever Before
Israel is less of a nation
state today than it was
before the 1967 Six-Day
War and with less consen-
sus on basic issues which go
into defining a nation state.
This is the conclusion of Prof.
Shlomo Avineri, Herbert Samuel
Professor of Political Science at
the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and he offered it at the
annual international conference of
the Leonard Davis Institute for
International Relations of the
Hebrew University. The con-
ference was on the topic of the
Future of the Nation State in the
Middle East.
Prof. Avineri believes that in
every modern nation state there
are internal tensions, and that
Israel is no exception. But prior to
1967, said Avineri at the con-
ference, there were tendencies
and balances which tended to
moderate tensions in areas regar-
ding relationships between Israeli
and diaspora Jews, the question of
religion and state, the state and
its Arab minority, and the issue of
territoriality.
SINCE THE war of 1967,
Avineri said, with all of the
changes in society that have
arisen from it, there has been a
growing radicalization in Israeli
life and thinking which has tended
to exacerbate the preexisting
tensions.
He listed these as 1) the
radicalization and Palestinization
of Israeli Arabs; 2) the develop-
ment of a strong, radical,
national-religious messianic move-
ment; 3) the heightened interven-
tion of diaspora Jews in Israeli
social, religious and political af-
fairs; and 4) the breakdown of the
consensus as. to what the borders
of the state are or should be.
Because of this, said Avineri, it
may therefore be said that Israel
is a less clearly defined nation
state than it once was, since there
is less consensus on basic
elements, such as territoriality
and ethnicity, which go into the
makeup of a nation state.
IN OPENING the conference,
Prof. Eli Kedourie of the London
School of Economics observed
'Israel is a less clearly defined nation
state than it once was.'
Prof. Avineri
that the concept of a modern na-
tion state with limited territory
and a sovereignty that derives
from the people is a "foreign im-
portation" to the Middle East,
where the Islamic concept was
prevalent, with its history of con-
quest and rulers who held reign by
"divine providence." Thus there
is an inner tension within the
Islamic world between the
modern idea of the state and the
traditional Islamic concept, said
Prof. Kedourie.
Even those Middle Eastern
states which on paper have
adopted the concept of a
sovereign state based on the con-
sent of the governed the idea of
free elections has been the excep-
tion rather than the rule, he said.
Prof. Emmanuel Sivan, pro-
fessor of history at the Hebrew
University, defined the typical
Middle Eastern state as a police
state which rules by repression.
Speaking on the topic of the
future of the Arab nation state
and the Islamic challenge, he said
it was an exaggeration to think in
terms of a pan-Arabic, Khomeini-
style Islamic wave overwhelming
the Arab states.
He said that the Arab states
have successfully inculcated the
minds of their peoples with the
concept of the "sacredness" of na-
tional unity; thus the nation state
has acquired a kind of mystique or
cult-like status among the peoples
of the Middle East, he said. The
Arabs placate themselves with the
thought that some day there will
be a single Islamic entity, said
Sivan.
DR. HELGA Baumgarten, of
the Free University of Berlin, said
that the mainstream of the
Palestine Liberation Organization
has clearly opted for the political
solution of negotiating the crea-
tion of a Palestinian state
alongside that of Israel, but that
Israeli and U.S. policy whi'*
refuses to deal with the I"
undermines the moderate I
approach and threatens t-
legitimacy within Palestin
circles.
Thus those who favor a con-
tinuation of the armed struggle
against Israel are able to maintain
support for their approach, with
the danger this poses to further
warfare, she maintained.
Prof. Itamar Rabinowitz of the
Shiloah Institute of Tel Aviv
University, in discussing the
Lebanese situation, said that the
most likely scenario for the short
range in that country is the con-
tinuation of the status quo of the
internal struggle for power that
has been going on for the past 11
years. The current fighting in
Beirut, he said, arises from the
desire to carve out zones of con-
trol from which future
autonomous political regions may
very well someday arise in a
future agreement.
PROF. Yehoshafat Harkabi,
director of the Leonard Davis In-
stitute, summed up the con-
ference and observed that as the
concept of power based on nation
states with clearly defined
borders has become ever
Prior to 1967,
there were
balances which
tended to
moderate tensions
in areas regarding
relationships to the
diaspora, religion
and state, the
Arab minority,
and territoriality.
Since the Six-Day
War, there has
been a growing
radicalization of
Israeli life.
strengthened in the world, in-
cluding the Middle East, the idea
of Pan-Arabiam has declined in
the Arab world.
This could serve as an
alleviating factor in the Arab-
Israeli conflict, be said; however,
even as the political conflict
declines, it could become replaced
by an ethnic-religious conflict
derived from growing religious
radicalization, both in Arab as
well as Israeli society. And such a
conflict, he warned, could be even
more difficult to resolve than a
political one.
Neveh Zedek Quarter Flourishes
In Sfatdow of Tel Aviv's Skyscrapers
Above is a renovated building in the Neveh Zedek quarter. Below
is the same building before renovation.
By JEFF BLACK
In April, 1886, near to the Jaffa
end of Tel Aviv's beach, the Neve
Zedek quarter, the first Jewish
area of Jaffa and the mother of
Tel Aviv, was founded. The story
of Neveh Zedek began when a
large number of refugees from the
Eastern European pogroms set up
homes in the Arab city of Jaffa,
which resulted in rents rocketing
sky high. A group of Jewish set-
tlers there led by Jerusalem born
Shimon Rokach and Algerian im-
migrant Aharon Chelouche decid-
ed to found a cooperative housing
scheme to escape these rents and
thus the development of the
Neveh Zedek quarter began.
The Chelouche family worked as
goldsmiths in Jaffa's Chalfanim
Street, the city's central trading
place. But because of Jaffa's role
as a port, the central business ac-
tivity soon became money chang-
ing for the numerous sailors who
thronged the ancient port.
IN 1887, the Chelouches, along
with other Jewish residents of Jaf-
fa, moved out of their old homes
and the Neveh Zedek quarter soon
became a vibrant new Jewish
area. Walking through the area
today one is struck by the run
down and desolate nature of the
quarter. To the north can be seen
the nearby skyscrapers of Tel
Aviv, and it is hard to imagine
that this unprepossessing collec-
tion of streets was the starting
point of Israel's largest
metropolis.
In 1909, members of Neveh
Zedek, along with residents of Jaf-
fa and Neveh Shalom, formed a
society named Ahuzat Bayit, the
aim of the society being the con-
struction of a new Jewish city.
Taking a loan of 300,000 gold
francs from the Anglo-Palestine
Company, the ancestor of today's
Bank Leumi, the Ahuzat Bayit us-
ed the gold to buy the land on
which the first 70 houses of Tel
Aviv were built.
Neveh Zedek, however, was not
always the poor relation of Tel
Aviv. In its beginning many pro-
minent Jewish intellectuals resid-
ed there. S.Y. Agnon, a Nobel
Prize Literature laureate, had a
house in the early years of this
century. The great Hebrew poet
Bialik stayed there on his visit to
Palestine, and the father of
modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben
Yehuda, was a frequent visitor to
the quarter. Many of the homes
today bear marble plaques testify-
ing to the events that took place
there and the distinguished per-
sonalities who at one time lived in
those houses.
NEVEH ZEDEK also boasted
synagogues in abundance and the
religious Zionist leader Rabbi
Kook lived in the quarter when he
was Chief Rabbi of Jaffa/Tel Aviv.
Schools were built in the area,
including the Neveh Zedek Girl's
School, built in 1908, although the
school is no longer used for
teaching but has been turned into
the center for the Neveh Zedek
Theater Group. The Group, which
was founded by leading Israeli
writers such as Chanoch Levin
and A.B. Yehoshua, aims to make
inroads into the existing Israeli
theater and breathe new life into
it.
The fact that the group has its
center in Neveh Zedek is almost
symbolic, for just as the artists
wish to breathe new life into
Israeli theater, so too are the ar-
tists breathing new life into
Neveh Zedek. The quarter, once a
haven for Jewish intellectuals,
before becoming almost a ghost
town in the face of sprawling Tel
Aviv, is now being turned into an
artist's quarter. A lot of work is
still needed before the quarter can
recapture its youth but it is hoped
that Neveh Zedek will do so in
time for its centenary celebrations
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One-Woman Campaign
To Free Sister, Ida Nudel, from Soviet Prison
Continued from Page 10-
criminals and she was the only
woman amongst them. More than
once she was physically attacked,
so to protect herself she began to
sleep with a knife under her
pillow.
Nonetheless, Ida persevered,
confident that at the end of the
four years she would be free. "All
the time she was in exile in
Siberia, she didn't complain,
recalls her sister. When people
asked her where she got strength
to carry on she answered "I feel
as though three million Soviet
Jews are standing behind me."
In March of 1982, Ida Nudel was
officially released from exile. But
when she returned to her Moscow
apartment, KBG agents welcom-
ed her. They told her that she had
72 hours within which to leave
Moscow. Ida hurriedly packed
whatever belongings she could
carry and left the city. "Ida had
no place to go. We have no family
elsewhere in the Soviet Union,"
explains her sister. Ida became a
wandering Jew. For eight months
she travelled from city to city
seeking a haven. More than once,
she spent the night on a bench in
the railway station. With neither a
steady job or a permanent ad-
dress, Ida lived in fear of being ar-
rested for the crime of parasitism.
IN LATE November, 1982, Ida
reached the town of Bendary in
Moldavia and for some reason, the
authorities allowed her to settle
there. However, Bendary is hard-
ly a home for Ida. She is an out-
cast; the townspeople shun her,
fearful of KGB warnings that they
will face severe recriminations if
they approach her. Ida lives in
isolation. Her dog is her only
companion.
Yet even in distant Bendary Ida
remains the 'angel.' She continues
to correspond regularly with her
boys, the prisoners, and sends the
care packages of food and
vitamins whenever she can. She is
visited occasionally by refusenik
families and she does receive some
mail from the West although none
of her letters are allowed to go
out.
Ida's sister spoke with her
recently by telephone. She reports
that her sister is ill and broken in
spirit. "When I left, my sister was
a strong healthy woman," recalls
Friedman. "Now she suffers from
chronic heart, liver and kidney
ailments and her eyesight has bad-
ly deteriorated." Friedman points
to the most recent photograph of
her sister as proof of this
deterioration. "I can't think of a
part of her body that is in proper
working order," she laments.
Meanwhile, the authorities con-
tinue steadfastly to refuse the
sisters' requests to be reunited,
although according to Obir, the
Soviet emigration authority, Ida's
visa refusal expired m 1977. Still
the government holds on to her
claiming that they cannot release
her because she knows state
secrets from the days when she
worked as a government
economist. Friedman says that
this is ludicrous. "First of all, she
worked in an open public agency
and never had access to classified
information and even if she had,
what could she possibly remember
after 15 years?" asks Friedman.
BACK IN Rehovot, Friedman
continues her letter writing cam-
paign. She has gathered a small
group of supporters called "Israeli
Women for Ida Nudel," who some
years ago published a book about
Israeli Agriculture Expert At United Nations Ready
To Share Desert Development Know-How With Africa
Agricultural experts from
Israel's Negev, the country's
desert region with climate
similar to Africa's sub-Sahara,
are holding out hope for long-
lasting solutions to Africa's
famine. Responding to the
United Nations special session
on the economic crisis in
Africa, they emphasized their
readiness to share expertise at
a May 29 symposium on "the
Israeli Experience in
Agriculture and Arid Zone
Research" presented by
Israel's Mission to the UN in
cooperation with Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev.
Debate Over
Palestinian
Fate 'Unfair9
Continued from Page 10-
events of 1948 was not one-sided,
and that in reality a de facto
population exchange had
occurred.
THIS HAS BEEN recognized
by many world leaders, including
former American President Jim-
my Carter. At a press conference
in 1977 he said, "Of course the
Palestinians have rights .. .
naturally, there are also Jewish
refugees they have the same
rights as others."
The former Jewish refugees
from Arab countries, however,
have never received compensation
for property and possessions left
behind, whereas Israel has freed
accounts and safe deposit of the
Arab refugees who left her ter-
ritory in 1948.
WOJAC, in its short history, has
already accomplished much in
terms of bringing people's atten-
tion to the Jewish refugee pro-
blem, but just as world Jewry has
united behind the plight of Soviet
Jews, so too must it remember
those Jews still captive in Arab
lands. To further this aim, WO-
JAC is proposing to hold an inter-
national conference later this
year.
Responding to the words of
Senegal President Abdou
Diouf, Chairman of the
Organization of African Unity,
that "Agriculture is the priori-
ty of priorities," Israel's Am-
bassador to the UN, Benjamin
Netanyahu, told the sym-
posium, "Israel stands ready
to share its experience as a
country that less than 40 years
ago was mostly desert."
Emphasizing concrete solu-
tions, the panel of Israeli
agricultural experts from Ben-
Gurion University and the
Ministry of Agriculture
described the Negev, Israel's
arid southern region, as a
laboratory for arid land
agriculture and for combatting
the spread of desert in Africa.
This laboratory has already
produced results, such as the
ongoing cooperation between
Israel and Egypt in an arid
land agriculture program
funded by the U.S. Agency for
International Development,
according to symposium
speaker Bobbie Abrams of the
American Associates, Ben-
Gurion University of the
Negev.
Ben-Gurion University pro-
Rabin:
jects already underway in
Africa, described by "plant
hunger" James Aronson, in-
clude a new AID-funded pro-
ject in Botswana, where wild
fruits and nuts are being turn-
ed into domesticated crops.
Applying Negev agricultural
successes to Africa can include
the use of underground water,
described by Ben-Gurion
University panelist Prof. Arie
Issar as "a hidden treasure of
the desert." Israeli farmers
are now using this salty water
to grow fruits and vegetables.
The symposium audience got a
taste of this technology with a
sampling of the long shelf-life
tomatoes developed by Ben-
Gurion University and grown
in saline Negev desert water.
With the emphasis on prac-
tical solutions to the African
continent's economic and
agricultural problems, the
Israelis stressed their
readiness to get cooperative
development projects into
action.
Symposium participants in-
cluded Ben-Gurion University
scientists Dov Pasternak and
Joel Schechter.
Ida. She has other supporters as
well. Recently, World Jewish Con-
gress President Edgar Bronfman
approached the Soviet govern-
ment on Ida's behalf.
But mostly Friedman fights her
battle alone, composing her let-
ters in Hebrew or Russian. An
American man from nearby
Ra'anana translates them. "My
husband met him on miluim
(reserve army duty). One night
they were doing guard duty and
my husband told him our story.
He wanted to help," Friedman
explains.
After 14 years, liana Friedman
is tired of fighting. She would like
to have more free time to spend
with her husband and son. But
more than anything, she would
like Ida back.
The release of Anatoly Sharan-
sky has given the sisters renewed
hope. Sharansky was one of Ida's
"boys." He has vowed to work for
the release of Ida and other Soviet
Prisoners of Conscience. Other
close friends of Ida's, the Golds-
tein family, have recently arrived
in Israel. They have also promised
to work for her release.
Yet despite the recent release of
Sharansky and the Goldstein's,
Friedman restrains herself from
building up hope for the release of
her sister. She has had her hopes
dashed before. Two years ago,
when Soviet authorities permitted
activist actress Jane Fonda to
visit Ida in Bendary, Kremlin wat-
chers predicted that Ida's release
would be imminent. It was not.
Still Friedman carries on, each
day writing another letter or
pestering another official. "I can-
not rest until I have Ida back,"
she explains. "Perhaps it will be
someday soon," she says longing-
ly, her large eyes filling with
tears.
Jewish Data Bank Agreement
Representatives of the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF)
and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
(CUNY) join in the official letter of agreement signing to in-
itiate the new North American Jewish Data Bank which will
provide essential demographic data to Federations
throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Data Bank will also be
operated in cooperation with Brandeis and Hebrew Univer-
sities. Seen signing the agreement is Mandell L. Berman of
Detroit, chairman of the CJF Long-Range Planning Commit-
tee, joined by Dr. Harold M. Proshansky (seated), president
of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center; Carmi
Schwartz (left), executive vice president, CJF; and Dr.
Joseph S. Murphy, CUNY chancellor.
U.S. Budget Cuts Will Affect Israeli Economic Recovery
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Anticipated cuts in
American aid as a result of
the Gramm-Rudman-
Hollings balanced budget
amendment will affect
Israel's economic recovery
and the Israel Defense
Force, Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin told a
meeting of the U.S.-Israel
Chamber of Commerce
here.
He noted that 70 percent of
Israel's defense budget is covered
by U.S. aid Israel pays only 30
percent and any cuts would
have tremendous impact, par-
ticularly on military training and
development. "I don't think there
were forced retirements from the
career army in the past like there
are today. We're speaking of
thousands," Rabin said.
He spoke of the dispute between
Israel and the U.S. over the Lavi,
Israel's second generation jet
fighter plane which is financed by
the U.S. The Reagan Administra-
tion is now urging the Israelis to
drop the project on Grounds that
the aircraft will be too costly to
produce.
CANCELLING the Lavi, Rabin
said, would throw 6,000 people
out of work. The plane represents
an operational need and also a na-
tional need. Without it, Israel's
high-tech industry would suffer a
severe setback, he said. At the
same time, he stressed, Israel's
high-tech industry must increase
production of non-military
equipment.
Rabin pointed out that the U.S.
has provided between $1 billion
and $1.2 billion for the Lavi so far
and even if alternative aircraft are
found, there could be no replace-
ment in terms of jobs and
industry.
The U.S., he said, has never told
Israel how to spend the aid
money, but Israel has voluntarily
made sacrifices in the interests of
its close relationship with the U.S.
He cited, for example, the Kfir,
Israel's first generation jet
fighter. Israel sold exactly 12 of
them abroad in 12 years. "We
have had dozens of offers, but
didn't sell them because permis-
sion was not forthcoming from the
United States. Few other coun-
tries would have displayed similar
loyalty to such agreements with
the Americans." Rabin naid.
I


No Limits?
Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
By M.J. ROSENBERG
It's time to take another
llook at Joseph Sobran, the syn-
dicated far-right columnist
[whose opinion pieces appear in
I some 67 major newspapers
[throughout the country.
Last year during the Bitburg
[affair, Sobran attacked the
[American Jewish community
[for opposing the Presidential
[visit to the German war
[cemetery. He derided Jews for
I their concern about Bitburg
noting that "you would think
(President Reagan) had called
Elie Wiesel 'Hymie.* He call-
ed Martin Peretz, owner of the
\New Republic a "bearded
Jewish McGovernite" and he
described a party given in
I honor of the magazine as being
'as Jewish as Fiddler on the
I Roof." Sobran also stated that
his view of Nazi war crimes
was that "bygones were
| bygones." As for the State of
Israel, Sobran despises it and
I the "Jewish lobby' which ap-
plies "political pressure" on its
I behalf.
In short, young Sobran has
I quite a record when it comes to
Jews (not to mention women,
blacks, Italians and others he
enjoys smearing). Still, his
latest syndicated outburst
deserves special mention
because in it Sobran
demonstrates that he is not
merely someone who doesn't
much like Jews. He also gives
evidence of adhering to a
classic, almost European-style
anti-Semitism.
Sobran's subject was the
Pope's visit to a Rome
synagogue, a spectacle that
clearly dismayed the colum-
nist. Sobran was offended by
the Pope's "capitulation" to
the Jewish view that Christian
Europe has 2,000 years of
persecution of Jews to live
down. Not so, writes Sobran.
"Millions of Jews chose to
migrate to Christian Europe.
They lived there for cen-
turies." He concedes that
European gentiles were
"sometimes hostile to Jews"
but then suggests that such
Christian anti-Semitism pales
when compared to Jewish
bigotry toward Christians.
Sobran then sets out to pro-
ve that Jews have always
treated Christians badly. For
instance, he says that "some
rabbinical authorities" held
"that it was permissible to
cheat and even kill gentiles."
(Really, Sobran, which "rab-
binical authorities"?) He says
that Jews have always thought
of Christians as "stupid"; that
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they deride Jesus Christ; and
that they have practiced 2,000
years of anti-Christianism. He
contends that the only reason
we hear more about "Christian
anti-Semitism" than about
Jewish racism is because
"Christians have been self-
critical." Jews are not.
The most novel aspect of
Sobran's diatribe is his amaz-
ing view that "Christian philo-
Semitism" is more significant
than Christian anti-Semitism.
The proof of that, he says, is
"the long Jewish presence in
Christian Europe...."
Interesting. There was, in
fact, a long Jewish presence in
"Christian Europe" which
basically ended when
6,000,000 European Jews
were sent to gas chambers.
(That was during that
Holocaust which Sobran
dismisses as just another
"bygone.") However, for some
1,900 years before the Nazi
period, Jews in Europe were
victims of thousands of
pogroms and anti-Semitic out-
bursts. Some of these attacks
had their origins in secular or
state-sponsored anti-
Semitism. Many more (like the
Crusades and the Spanish In-
quisition) were religiously in-
spired attacks on Jews. There
were openly anti-Semitic
popes. Martin Luther, the
founder of Protestantism,
became an unabashed anti-
Semite who called on Chris-
tians to attack Jews. Pope
John Paul II knows that. That
is why he visited the Rome
synagogue. Sobran knows that
too. He just doesn't give a
damn.
It is hard to know how best
to respond to a guy like
Sobran. After all, neither
American Jews nor most
American Christians have
much experience with his type.
America is a country without a
widespread anti-Semitic tradi-
tion. For Americans, Sobran is
a throw-back to another time,
another place. The one ques-
tion worth asking is why
respectable magazines like the
National Review and the
American Spectator, and good
news chains like the Hearst
press print his stuff. Isn't
anything beyond the pale
anymore? Is every bigot who
can string a sentence together
entitled to a place on an
editorial page? Aren't the
newspapers that run Sobran's
views giving them tacit en-
dorsement by not spiking a
particularly offensive column?
There are dozens and dozens
of good provocative columnists
to choose from. Why run this
Fedorenko's Death Sentence
Continued from Page 1
forced them into gas chambers
after taking all their
possessions.
But the trial focused mainly
on Fedorenko's betrayal of the
Soviet Union and the treason
charges. Among the witnesses
at Fedorenko's trial were
Soviet Nazi camp Guards who
told the court that they saw
Fedorenko beating Jews on
their way to the gas chambers
and shooting other prisoners
in concentration camps.
FEDORENKO testified that
"he had never beaten anyone
or treated anyone harshly,"
according to the press reports.
He said he had only taken part
in executions on two occasions
and added "Jews were among
my best friends both in the
Soviet Union and later."
Fedorenko is the first person
in the United States ex-
tradited to the Soviet Union
for war crimes.
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Harish Vows
There'll Be No Shalom 'Whitewash'


By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Attorney General Yosef
Harish told the Knesset's In-
terior Committee that there
would be "no whitewash" in
the case he is now studying in-
volving charges of obstruction
of justice against Avraham
Shalom, head of Shabak,
Israel's internal security agen-
cy commonly known as the
Shin Bet.
But Harish, in his first ap-
pearance before the Knesset
body since taking office four
weeks ago, appeared to be
responding to a warning by his
precedessor, former Attorney
General Yitzhak Zamir, when
he said, "There will be no
whitewash, and thus there will
be no need for anyone to apply
to the High Court for justice.
ZAMIR CREATED a new
furor when he elaborated his
charges against Shalom and
warned if there is a
"whitewash," somebody,
presumably himself, would ap-
peal to the Supreme Court for
justice.
Zamir had been determined
to prosecute Shalom despite
almost unanimous opposition
by the Cabinet and had gone so
far as to order a police in-
vestigation. According to
some observers, that was the
main reason he was replaced
by Harish, although he had
been planning for some time to
resign.
Harish repeated that he
would complete his study of
the Shalom case and consult
with Premier Shimon Peres
and Deputy Premier Yitzhak
Shamir and presumably make
recommendations. But some of
his remarks to the Knesset
panel were cryptical.
He spoke of a "theoretical
possibility" that there would
be no investigation but offered
no explanation. There would
be "no compromising," he
said, adding that "compromise
is not a suitable concept in this
connection." He maintained
that his sole concern is to fuse
two overriding interests the
rule of law and State security.
"This is what guides me,"
Harish told the Knesset
committee.
THE ALLEGATIONS
against Shalom stem from the
unexplained deaths of two
Arab bus hijackers who were
captured by the Israel Defense
Force in the Gaza Strip in
April, 1984 and turned over to
security agents for interroga-
tion. They were dead before
they could be transferred to
jail.
According to newly publish-
ed charges attributed to "a
senior source close to the Shin
Bet affair," the two Palesti-
nians were "lynched" on the
orders of Shalom. Zamir
acknowledged recently that he
was the "senior source" and
that he had made his remarks
to legal affairs reporters.
Likud MK Ehud Olmert
charged in the Knesset that
Zamir committed a serious
breach of security and urged
Premier Peres to caution him
against disclosing State
secrets to which he was privy
while he held office.
Atty. Gen. Harish
HARISH TOO contended
that talk of a "lynch" had done
serious harm to the interests
of the State. He did not refer
directly to Zamir. Zamir told
the legal reporters, among
other things, that there is
strong prima facie evidence
that Shin Bet operatives in-
volved in the affair lied and
perjured themselves before a
special Shin Bet disciplinary
tribunal headed by a District
Court judge.
Zamir also contended that
three disaffected Shin Bet
operatives who, through in-
termediaries, first brought the
case to his attention, now "live
in fear."
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has bestowed
Honorary Fellowships on American Society for Technion
leaders Miriam and Louis Benjamin of Longboat Key, Fla.,
the first husband and wife to be honored simultaneously, 'in
appreciation of their leadership and dedicated efforts on
behalf of Technion, world Jewry, and the State of Israel.'
Award ceremonies were held June 15 and 16 at Technion in
Haifa, where Israel Minister Without Portfolio Moshe Arena
also was granted an Honorary Doctorate.
JCCNews
EXCITING NEW SUMMER EVENING CLASSES
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches will
offer six varied classes for your summer pleasure and
enlightenment. All sessions will meet at the Center's Pre-
School building, 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
for four consecutive weeks.
On Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:30 p.m., you may
choose between Photography, Hand Weaving, or Basic Ac-
ting Techniques. On Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7:30
p.m., you may choose between Basket Art, Primitive Coun-
try Art and Kinesiology (Relaxing and strengthening your
body techniques). All classes are taught by professionals in
their fields.
Early registration is necessary. All classes have
minimum and maximum registration requirements. Don't
miss out by waiting until the last minute. Registration
deadline is July 7. Call Claire Price, Tuesday or Thursday
mornings at 689-7700 for additional information, costs and
a detailed flyer and registration form.
POLO AND DINNER AT COBBLESTONES
On Thursday, July 17 from 5-7 p.m., the Single Pursuits
(40's-60) of the JCC will enjoy a free evening watching
Polo, the Sport of Kings. Meet at the outfield of the Polo
Grounds. (Directions: On Forest Hill Blvd. go west towards
Wellington. Just past U.S. 441 turn left on So. Shore Blvd.
Go about 3 miles. The stadium is on the left. Enter through
the back gate.) Look for our pennant with the JCC logo. Br-
ing a blanket or folding chair for optimum comfort.
After Polo we will be going to nearby Cobblestones
Restaurant, located in the Wellington-Publix Shopping
Center on Forest Hill Blvd., tucked in the east corner,
11924 Forest Hill Blvd. Donation: $1 for tip plus your own
fare. Hostess: Marilyn Goodfriend, 798-4076.
AN EVENING AT MUSICANA
The Single Pursuits (40's-60) of the JCC will enjoy a fun-
filled evening at the Musicana Dinner Theatre on Sunday,
July 20 at 5:30 p.m. The show is "Captain Billy's Showboat
Revue" with great ragtime and vaudeville music plus danc-
ing and more! Dinner is served by the cast and you can en-
joy dancing before the show and at intermission. Donation
$20 for the complete evening. RSVP by Monday, July 7 so
we can reserve enough seats. Hosts: Hersh Rubmson,
741-8488 and Cecy Zivow, 439-0166.
COFFEE, CAKE AND TRIVIAL PURSUIT
The Single Pursuits of the JCC will join Barbara on
Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of Trivial
Pursuit, coffee and cake. Space is limited so call early.
Donation: $2 for JCC members; $3 for non-members. Call
Barbara Prince at 842-3516 to RSVP and for directions.
BIG NIGHT OUT AT LUCKIE'S
On Saturday, July 12 from 8-10 p.m. the JCC's Single
Pursuits will be giving a Private Party, open only to our
group and our guests at Luckie's, the great new club in the
PGA Sheraton. The fee includes two drinks, tip and hors
d'oeuvres. The DJ will be playing music from the 50's
through the 80's so come ready to dance and have a great
time. Donation $4 for advance registration (send check to
Single Pursuits, P.O. Box 3666, West Palm Beach 33402)
or $5 at the door.
For additional information call Mim Levinson at
833-1053 or Hersh Rubinson at 741-8488.
SHALOM ALEICHEM AT FAU
The Single Pursuits of the JCC will enjoy a special treat
on Thursday, July 10. The group will meet at the Center to
carpool to FAU in Boca to view a performance of three one
act plays by Shalom Aleichem. The group will leave the
Center at 7 p.m. RSVP with a $6.50 to Single Pursuits,
P.O. Box 3666, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 by July 7 so
that we can reserve your ticket. Hostess: Barbara Basch
622-7152.
PLANNING MEETING
The Single Pursuits of the JCC will meet at the Center
Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. to plan exciting future events. We
need your input and ideas. Come, be creative and enjoy
some desserts with us. Donation: $1. Call Ann at 689-7700
for additional information.
HAPPY HOUR AT "CHEERS"
The Mid-Singles (30's and 40's) of the JCC will enjoy the
Happy Hour at Cheers in the Royce Hotel from 5-7 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 8. This is a fun place with great drinks and
appetizers and everyone with a summertime birthday will
be toasted, so be sure to join the group. Location:
Belvedere Rd., west of 1-95). Host: Ron Warren, 439-1131.
SHABBAT PICNIC AND CANDLE LIGHTING
The Young Singles (20's and 30's) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will gather Friday evening, July 18 at 6:30
p.m. for a special Shabbat Picnic and Candle Lighting at
the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden located at 253 Barcelona
Rd., West Palm Beach. Bring a kosher picnic dinner and
blanket and join us as we light the Shabbos candles and say
the prayers. We will provide the Challah and wine. This is a
beautiful garden and a relaxing way to end the work week.
Children are welcome.
Donation of $4 must be mailed to the JCC, c/o Shabbat
Picnic, 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach 33409, before
the event, as we do not collect money on Shabbos. Call Host
David Levy, 689-5800 Ext. 48 or Ann at 689-7700 for addi-
tional information.
YOUNG SINGLES AT CINEMA 'N DRAFTHOUSE
On Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. the JCC's Young Singles
will enjoy another delightful evening at the Cinema 'N
Drafthouse (comer 10th Ave. No. and Congress Ave. in
Lake Worth). If you've never been here, be sure to join the
group it's a fun evening out! Donation: $1 for tip plus
your own fare. Hosts: Gary Goldman 433-1079 and Cathy
Miller, 588-7478.
REGGAE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG SINGLES
The Young Singles of the JCC will meet at the Airport
Hilton Sunday, July 13 from 1-5 p.m. to enjoy a Reggae
Festival. Meet at the pool for good music, barbeque and
drinks. Plan to swim, dance, jet ski or windsurf on the lake
and soak up the sun. Ask at the pool bar for our group.
Donation: $1 for tip plus your own tare. Hosts: David Levy,
689-5800, Ext. 48, or Eva Kornberg 832-5157.
DELICIOUS DELI DINNER AT TOOJAY'S
On Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., the Young Singles (20's
and 30's) of the JCC will gather at Toojay's in Palm Beach
(in the Royal Poinciana Plaza) to enjoy a great deli meal in
scenic surroundings. Donation: $1 phis your own fare.
Hosts: Tracy Colchamiro, 694-1154 and Mike Rosenberg,
979-1641 (in Pompano). *
YOUNG SINGLES BEACH DAY
The Young Singles of the JCC will meet on Singer Island
Sunday, July 6 at 11:30 to enjoy a day at the beach
together. Meet on the beach directly in front of the
Greenhouse. Look for the orange and white umbrella with
the JCC emblem pennant on it. Host: Alan Bernstein
968-8402.
PRIME TIME SINGLES MEETING AND SPEAKER
The Prime Time (60-plus) Singles of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will meet Thursday evening, July 10 at 7
p.m. at the Center's new location, 700 Spencer Dr. (op-
posite Pantry Pride on Okeechobee Blvd.).
By popular request, Ted Duncan will return to speak on
the subject of "Loneliness." Coffee and refreshments will
be served. Donation: $1.


New Bank Governor Warns:
We're Not Out of Woods Yet
Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Prof. Michael Bruno, a leading
economist formally installed as
Governor of the Bank of
Israel, cautioned at the
swearing-in ceremonies that
the country is not out of the
economic woods despite the in-
itial successes of the austerity
economic program of which he
was one of the principal
authors.
"There is still much to do to
stabilize the economy, and one
should create conditions for a
resumption of economic
growth," Bruno said after
receiving the blessings of
President Chaim Herzog who
appointed him and of Premier
Shimon Peres who supported
his candidacy against that of a
fellow Laborite, Deputy
Finance Minister Adi Amorai.
The Bank of Israel is Israel's
central bank and has a role
equivalent in some ways to
that of the Federal Reserve
Bank in the U.S. Bruno suc-
ceeds Moshe Mandelbaum who
resigned.
Peres used the occasion of
Bruno's installation to stress
the achievements of the
government's economic pro-
gram, the most significant of
which, to date, has been a
dramatic reduction of the in-
flation rate. "The Americans
have told us (that) what hap-
pened in the Israeli economy in
the past year will go down in
textbooks of economic
history," Peres said.
He was referring to a
meeting he had with members
of an American economic
delegation headed by Under
Secretary of State for
Economic Affairs, Alan Willis.
He quoted a member of the
group, economist Herbert
Stein, as saying that praise is
due not only for those who
gave the right advice on the
economy but also to those who
had the courage to take the
necessary difficult decisions.
However, Finance Minister
Moshe Nissim who attended
the meeting, recalled that the
Americans had warned against
the recent rise of private con-
sumption in Israel and of im-
ports. They said that to
preserve the successes of the
economic program, the
government must guard the
parameters of the budget and
wages, Nissim pointed out.
Bruno's views seem to coincide
with those of the Americans.
Bruno also spoke out during
the ceremonies on the need to
promptly implement the
recommendations of the
special commission of inquiry
into the 1983 banks' shares
collapse, headed by Supreme
'ourt Justice Chaim Beisky.
The commission's report,
eleased on April 20, was
scathing in its criticism of the
leads of the country's five
argest commercial banks. It
ecommended that they be
nade to resign within 60 days
ind should never again be ap-
x>inted to positions of trust at
sraeli banking institutions at
fiome or abroad.
To date, all but one of the
fop bank executives have com-
>lied. The holdout is Rafael
tecanati who refuses to step
jown as chairman of the
amily-owned Israel Discount
*ank. Aharon Meir resigned
*s chairman of the Bank
Hamizrachi but continues to
head the bank's overseas sub-
sidiaries. Ernest Japhet, who
resigned as chairmn of the
Bank Leumi, has been ap-
pointed to another key position
at the bank.
The government feels it has
the right to demand com-
pliance with the Beisky com-
mission's recommendations
because it bailed out the five
banks after investors panicked
and dumped their grossly in-
flated shares, threatening the
banks' liquidity. The Knesset's
State Control Committee in-
troduced a bill this week to
make compliance a matter of
law.
Bruno said that "One should
remember that in an organized
society, those who are found
responsible for an act or a
failure to act, must bear
responsibility. It is true that
carrying out the personal
recommendations of an inquiry
commission is difficult, but this
is the basis for maintaining a
social system."
Willis, meanwhile, warned
that U.S. economic aid to
Israel might not continue on
the same level as heretofore.
He told Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir that there is still
a danger that Israel's
economic policy could collapse
because the present low price
of oil and the lower exchange
rate of the Dollar could change
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
transport a Tinm Nancy Kessler, site
TRANSPORTATION manager, along with her hus-
Persons 60 years or older band Sy, help to make all these
who live in our designated area fabulous things happen, by car-
who need transportation to ing and seeing to each one's
Doctors, Treatment Centers,
Social Service Offices, etc. can
call the Jewish Community
Center 689-7703 and ask for
Helen or Lillian. There is no
fee, but a contribution is re-
quested. Reservations must be
made at least 48 hours in
advance.
KOSHER MEALS
Summer time is upon us and
many of our participants have
already left us for vacations,
trips and visits to family, but
just for a little while. The JCC
Kosher Meal program is still
very active and Carol Fox,
Food Service Co-ordinator, is
planning great things for the
long, hot summer. Enjoy a
delicious Kosher lunch along
with fun, information and
socialization: Make your reser-
vations today. We are proud of
the many friendships that have
developed as a result of atten-
ding our Center. A variety of
programs and special events
are planned on a regular basis,
such as lectures, musical
presentations, games and
discussions on good physical
and mental daily living. We
especially feature preventative
health information.
July 7 "Games" with Fred
Baum
July 8 "Yiddish Humor"
with Nat Rosenberg
July 9 "Games and Fun"
July 10 "The Doctor
Speaks"
July 11 Helen Gold,
Nutritionist
July 14 "Games" with
Fred Baum
July 15 "Safety at Home"
Crisis Line
Games and Fun"
- "The Doctor
- Dr. Berlin,
July 16 -
July 17
Speaks"
July 18
Chiropractor
The JCC has a Kosher lunch
program in Delray Beach:
"I'm so gald I don't have to eat
alone! What would I do
without the Kosher Konnec-
tion?" The above was told to a
recent visitor to the Kosher
Konnection at Congregation
Anshei Emuna in Delray
Beach. This elderly lady had
formerly been alone and
isolated in her apartment until
she learned she could join
others like herself, at a daily
social gathering, where one
may partake of the many ac-
tivities offered in addition to a
hot Kosher lunch.
"How wonderful to be with
others like myself," said this
charming lady, "to be with my
friends, listen to interesting
speakers, see and hear
wonderful entertainment, play
cards and games, and do some
exercise, and in addition, enjoy
a hot, nutritions Kosher lunch
served by a devoted group of
volunteers."
personal needs, and in general,
making sure that one and all
have a grand time. Recently,
two couples who were married
more than 60 years, found the
energy to get up and dance in
celebration, when the music
started playing at a recent
gathering.
Both lunch programs are
available as a result of funding
Americans Act, the Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches, Inc., Jewish
Family and Children's Ser-
vices, Jewish Federation of the
Palm Beaches and Jewish
Federation of South County
along with contributions of
participants. They meet Mon-
day through Friday. Call
689-7703 in West Palm Beach,
in Delray Beach call 495-0806.
HOMEBOUND MEALS
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
Kosher meal delivered to their
homes. This program has aid-
ed people on both a short and
long term basis. There are no
set fees for these programs but
contributions are requested.
Call 689-7703 in West Palm
Beach; in Delray Beach call
495-0806.
CLASSES
Adult Education classes will
not be meeting during the
summer months. Watch for
fall schedule.
TIMELY TOPICS/ROUND
TABLE DISCUSSION
Mondays, 2:15 p.m. A
stimulating group of men and
women who enjoy discussing
all phases of current events
each week. Programs are plan-
ned by designated participants
in the program.
Speakers Club This
group will not meet during Ju-
ly and August.
COMING EVENTS
Special Summer Event:
Join us for an afternoon of
delightful comedy, delicious
lunch, on August 13, along
with a performance of
"Brighton Beach Memoirs" by
Neil Simon at the Jupiter
Theatre. Transportation
available. Reservation by
check only by July 3. Call Nina
Stillerman at 689-7703 for
detailed information.
Lido Spa Enjoy a four-
day, three-night holiday at
Miami Beach's popular health
resort Nov. 2 through Nov. 5.
Complete package includes,
transportation, meals,
fratuities and massages,
pend a lovely weekend with a
closely-knit group and become
part of the JCC Family.
Reserve early. Call Nina
Stillerman 689-7703.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
The Jewish Community
Center Volunteer office has
openings for: Instructors as
group leaders to work with a
Yiddish speaking club; a
Shalom Aleichem Reading Cir-
cle, crafts, choirs or chorus,
and hostesses in the meal
program.
We welcome the following
new volunteers to the JCC for
the month of June: Mike
Jablin, Louis Friedman, Si
Brown, and Elliott
Geistenfeld.
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Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
ARMDI Chief Commissions Sculpture Serious Look
Now Showing In Hammarskjold Plaza M Jewish ffumor
Miamian Joseph
Handleman, national chair-
man of American Red *
Magen David for Israel
(ARMDI), has commission-
ed a work of art that was
unveiled to the public for the
first time in a moving
ceremony in New York
City's Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza.
The work of art was created by
world-renowned sculptor Nathan
Rapoport. It is a nine-foot bronze
monument entitled Brotherhood
of Man.
THE UNVEILING took place
to the praise of Javier Peres de
Cuellar, secretary general of the
United Nations. The secretary
general's statement was read at
the June 1 ceremony by his special
representative, Sylvia Howard
Fuhrman, and it said in part that
"The work of Nathan Rapoport is
justly renowned and this striking
piece, entitled 'Brotherhood of
Man,' shows us some of the
reasons why.
"It calls to my mind the sense of
tragedy and the imperative need
for human solidarity which per-
vaded the international communi-
ty at the conclusion of the Second
World War, just four decades ago.
It was to a world steeped in these
emotions that the United Nations
was born. The new organization
embodied humanity's hopes for a
life of peace, dignity and well be-
ing for all. These are purposes of
no less relevance today.
"It is indeed fitting that this
piece, embodying as it does
themes of universal appeal, should
be exhibited here in New York, at
a venue named for Dag Hammar-
skjold, so close to the head-
quarters of the World Organiza-
tion. I am certain that it will in-
spire all who view it."
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
depicts two figures of heroic pro-
portions embracing in a wheat fill-
ed and expresses the sculptor's
feelings on sharing, love and
peace.
Handleman presented the
monument as a gift to the
organization for permanent place-
ment at MDA's National Blood
Service Center in Israel, which
provides help for all people,
mmm i
Louis Rosenberg (left), national president of American Red
Magen David for Israel (ARMDI), and Joseph Handleman
(right), ARMDI's national chairman, stand in Dag Hammar-
skjold Plaza with world-famous sculptor, Nathan Rapoport.
In the background is 'Brotherhood of Man,' Rapoport's new
nine-foot bronze monument, which was recently unveiled.
regardless of race, religion and
nationality.
A pioneer in mass-marketing
and a noted philanthropist who
has been associated with ARMDI
for more than 15 years.
Handleman, who divides his time
between Detroit and Bal Harbour,
views the statue as an "expres-
sion of the spirit of brotherhood
which binds all men and women
together in a universal shared
destiny."
Other participants in the
ceremony at Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza included Rabbi Israel
Mowshowitz, assistant to Gov.
Brotherhood of Man, new nine-foot bronze monument by world-
famous sculptor Nathan J. Rapoport. The statue is a gift from
Joseph and Sally Handleman, of Miami, to American Red Magen
David for Israel
Mario Cuomo of New York for
Community Affairs; Barry Koch,
Deputy Commissioner and
Counsel, New York City Commis-
sion for the UN and Consular
Corps; Handleman's daughter,
Joan Handleman Sadoff, and
Louis Rosenberg, ARMDI na-
tional president.
BORN IN Warsaw in 1911,
sculptor Rapoport has over the
past four decades created a great
body of art in 12 countries, which
has been seen by millions of peo-
ple. An early work, Warsaw Ghet-
to Uprising Monument, erected in
1948, is perhaps the most renown-
ed Holocaust monument in the
world. It was followed in 1950 by
Memorial for Jewish Fighters of
World War II in Paris.
Brotherhood of Man will be
shipped in several months to
Ramat Gan, Israel, to take its per-
manent place in the Joseph and
Sally Handleman Plaza at the new
MDA National Blood Service
Center.
Speaking of his sculpture,
Rapoport says that the inspiration
came to him eight years ago while
watching the signing of the Camp
David peace accord between
Egypt and Israel. He was working
on a maquette at the time to be a
sculpture of two brothers
embracing.
AFTER SEEING television
reports showing Egypt's Presi-
dent Sadat and Israel's Prime
Minister Menachem Begin hugg-
ing, Rapoport showed his model to
the Israeli leader and asked him
"to place the sculpture on the
border between the two
countries."
Sadat and Begin finally commis-
sioned the sculpture jointly, but
the project was stalled for finan-
cial reasons for six years. Nor was
the border site ever agreed upon.
It was ARMDI's Handleman
who paid for the completion of the
project and then donated it to the
Magen David of the American Na-
tional Blood Center in Ramat
Gan.
By MARLENE GOLDMAN
JTA Services
There was this nice man who
passed away to heaven and after
his deeds were charged, it was
found he was not so nice and
should go to hell, but it should be
an easy one. The attendant said
there are two kinds of easy hell, a
Jewish one and a Gentile one.
In the Gentile one, you go to the
boiling water at 9, go out at 5, and
the rest of the day you can watch
television or do whatever you
want. In the Jewish one, you go to
the boiling water at 9, stay until 5,
and the rest of the day you can
watch television or do whatever
you want.
The man said, "I'll take the
Jewish one," and the attendant
said, "Why? They're both the
same." The man said "you don't
know. In the Jewish one 9 is not 9,
5 is not 5, and the water is not
really boiling."
ALL JOKING aside, the study
of Jewish humor and particularly
its impact on American humor
were the serious theme of the Se-
cond International Conference on
Jewish Humor sponsored by Tel
Aviv University. During the daily
concurrent sessions, held in New
York at the New School for Social
Research, academicians from a
dozen countries presented papers
on various topics in an effort to
understand the roots and mean-
ings of Jewish humor.
Evan Mayor Edward Koch, the
guest of honor at the opening
ceremony, cut down on the jokes
and anecdotes to open the floor to
questions. "I did not come here
really to participate in the humor
side of the evening," he said. "It
was more to extend the greetings
of the city and maybe to
repeat a joke that I heard.'
''Do you know what
Waldheimer's disease is? It's a
Nazi who's forgotten his past,"
the Mayor said. Much of Koch's
brief appearance addressed au-
dience questions, some amusing
and some political. He described
Jewish humor as self-deprecating
and sophisticated, but not all that
different from other ethnic
humor.
"I THINK all people who have
suffered probably depended
ultimately on a certain sense of
humor to pull them through," the
Mayor said.
"Humor is universal," Koch ad-
ded. "Stories and anecdotes that I
would tell here and would be well-
received here, I've told in the Peo-
ple's Republic of China and were
also well-received."
While Koch's one-liners and
anecdotes aroused chuckles and
mild laughter, one of the largest
responses came from a teasing
question. "A long time ago, you
responded to the energy crisis by
saying you'd use less oil on your
salad," an audience member said.
"Now with the energy surplus,
how will you change your culinary
habits?"
The Conference was also open-
ed last Monday (June 9) by Allen
Austill, dean of the New School
for Social Research; Yehuda Ben-
Shaul, rector of the Tel Aviv
University; Moshe Yegar, Consul
General of the Israeli Consulate in
New York; and Raphael Patai, a
scholar and author.
THROUGHOUT history, Jews
have been able to laugh at their
own troubles, according to Ben-
Shaul, and have used humor as
"one of the strongest weapons for
survival."
The tendency for Jews to laugh
at themselves dates back cen-
turies to the shlemiel, shlemazle,
village idiot, miser, matchmaker,
and Yiddishe mame of Eastern
Europe folk humor.
Yegar recalled reading that
"through humor, Jews try to deal
with internal conflicts, problems
of self-identity and problems of
Israel .. Jewish jokes are close
to masochism. The stereotypes
are almost cruel, bordering on
anti-Semitism."
Since World War II, American
Jews have felt secure enough to
depict the JAP Jewish
American Princess as
materialistic, self-centered, and
lazy, the martyred Jewish mother
and the money hungry Jewish
professional.
These Jewish jokes and stories
are second to no other in revealing
the mental state of Jews, accor-
ding to Patai. "Jokes and anec-
dotes are peepholes to understan-
ding the lives of people," he said.
BEN-SHAUL noted that about
80 percent of successful humorists
are of Jewish origin. Despite the
high number and the spotlight on
such stars as Woody Allen and
Joan Rivers, Patai warned of a
rapid disappearance of traditional
Eastern European folklore and
humor with the gradual downfall
of the Yiddish language.
"The number of Jewish anec-
dotes in Yiddish are greater than
in all other languages combined,"
Patai said. In order to save the
characteristic Jewish humor,
Patai suggested that the works
must continue to be preserved in
collections. He also hopes for a
comprehensive study of the pro-
blems and issues created by
Jewish humor.
Wiesenthal Center Demands French
Action Against Revisionist's Thesis
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has
demanded that French authorities
take action against the recent
decision of the University of
Nantes to grant a doctoral degree
for a dissertation which denies
that six million Jews died in Nazi
concentration camps.
The thesis, written by Henri Ro-
ques, was first rejected by the
University of Paris IV. It was
then submitted to a jury at the
University of Nantes, which
awarded Roques a doctorate of
philosophy for his Holocaust
thesis.
A delegation from the Simon
Wiesenthal Center learned of the
details of this affair during a re-
cent meeting in Paris with Jean-
Pierre Lafon, Prime Minister Ja-
ques Chirac's adviser on human
rights and diplomatic affairs.
Upon learning of Roques'
dissertation and its disposition at
the University of Nantes, Wiesen-
thal Center associate dean Rabbi
Abraham Cooper wrote to Rene
Maunoury Minister of National
Education of France, asking on
behalf of the Center's 315,000
member families what steps the
French education authorities
were taking against the Nantes
University.



Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 4, 1986
Newstein and Goldberg To Head JFCS
Continued front Page 1
the Council on Accreditation
of Family and Children's
Agencies, Newstein par-
ticipated as a leader of "on-
site" inspections of family ser-
vice and other similar agen-
cies, to determine if agencies
are in compliance with the
standards of the Council.
In the state of Virginia,
Newstein is a delegate to the
Association of State Boards of
Social Work, and a member of
the Board of Social Work,
Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is a member of the body
which reviews the regulations
and enforcement procedures
for all health professions in
Virginia, and serves on the
committee which reviews ap-
plications by unregulated pro-
fessions for licensure, as well
as on the committee which is
responsible for long-range
planning for the Health
Regulatory Commission, Com-
monwealth of Virginia.
In 1981, Newstein was ap-
pointed to serve as an oral ex-
aminer in the state of Virginia,
by Governor Dalton. This ap-
pointment was confirmed by
Governor Robb.
Newstein received his AB
degree from Albright College,
Reading, Pa., in 1964, and his
MSW in 1966 from Case
Western Reserve University,
School of Applied Social
Sciences, and is a part-time
graduate student in the MBA
curriculum at Old Dominion
University. Newstein is mar-
ried and has two children.
Ned Goldberg has been Ac-
ting Executive Director of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service of Palm Beach County,
Inc., and Editor of Family
Fare, the quarterly newsletter
published by that agency. He is
a native of Cincinnati, Ohio
and was graduated from the
University of Cincinnati, and
awarded a MSW Degree from
the Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Goldberg has been a part-time
instructor at Nova University,
and an adjunct professor in
Social Work at Florida Atlan-
tic University, in addition to
having taught part-time, on
the college level, when living
in Ohio.
Goldberg has lived in Palm
Beach County six years and
was in charge of Aging Ser-
vices at Jewish Family and
Children's Service, 2250 Palm
Beach Lakes Blvd., prior to
becoming Acting Executive
Director last September.
Before moving to West Palm
Beach, he was a Supervisor
and caseworker in Child Pro-
tective Services in Cleveland,
Ohio, and a caseworker for
delinquent and pre-delinquent
adolescents in Parma, Ohio.
Goldberg, a licensed Clinical
Social Worker and Marriage
and Family Therapist in the
State of Florida, is a member
of the Council on Aging and
the Single Parent Task Force
for the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. He has
been Vice-Chairman of the
local chapter of the National
Association of Social Workers
for the last two years. His in-
terests have included the
issues of Jewish identity, and
the furthering of Jewish life in
our community.
President David R.
Schwartz announced that the
team of Newstein and
Goldberg began at the West
Palm Beach offices, at 2250
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite
104, West Palm Beach, on July
1. The offices are open from 9
a.m. 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Israel, Greece Sign New
Agreement for Tourism Campaign
By JEAN COHEN
ATHENS (JTA) Israel and
Greece were expected to sign an
agreement for a joint tourism
advertising campaign in the
United States during the five-day
visit here of Israel's Minister of
Tourism, Avraham Sharir, which
began Sunday.
Sharir is the first Israeli
Minister to visit Greece in an of-
ficial capacity since Abba Eban's
visit in 1962 as Minister of Educa-
tion. He was greeted at the air-
port by Pabliotis Roumeliotis,
Undersecretary of National
Economy. Sharir expressed hope
that his trip would be a turning
point in Israeli-Greek relations.
The two countries have never ex-
changed Ambassadors and Israel
is represented here on the Con-
sular level only.
Roumeliotis responded that
Greece is willing to cooperate with
Israel in the areas of tourism and
economy. Sharir was scheduled to
meet with the Minister of
Economy, Kostas Simitis. and
with Karolos Papoulias, the
Foreign Minister. He carried a
message from Premier Shimon
Peres to Greek Prime Minister
Andreas Papandreou, but it was
not known whether he would
deliver it in person or through
other channels.
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tourism this year because of the
terrorist threat and the weaken-
ing of the U.S. Dollar. In addition
to a common advertising cam-
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crease the foreign currency
allowance for its citizens who visit
Israel. It will be raised to the
levels allowed by the other Euro-
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Bar Mitzvah
Dan Konigsburg
DAN KONIGSBURG
Dan Konigsburg, son of San-
dy and Dale Konigsburg, was
called to the Torah at Temple
Beth El on Saturday, June 21.
Dan, a straight-A student at
Howell Watkins Junior High,
is a member of the National
Junior Honor Society, a
feature writer for the school
paper, on the cross-country
team and a member of the
Marketing Speakers' Group.
At Temple Beth El Dan holds
the position of Kadima Youth
Group Vice-President.
Architecture and drawing,
literature, writing original
video shorts, computers and
Esychic phenomena are among
>an's numerous interests.
He's also a partner in his own
business, Bu-GAT VIDEO.
Sharing in the joy of the sim-
cha were his sister Shari, his
great-grandmother Bubbe
Esther Adelman, his grand-
parents Perry and Blanche
Rubenstein and Shirley and
Leonard Konigsburg. Dan's
uncle, Rabbi Randall
Konigsburg and his aunt, Can-
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in the service with Cantor
Elaine Shapiro.
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF THE PALM
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai
Spektor. Daily and Saturday services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday:
8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15
p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
CONGREGATION BETH KODESH OF BOYNTON BEACH:
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Suedos.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6613 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Backoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, BeUe Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.',
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Cantor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath
services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday
and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation Beth
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
ORTHKtrOX
CONGREGATION AITZ CH AIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 am. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1592 Floresta, P.O. Box
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM-THE REFORM TEMPLE OP JUPITER-
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Service*
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St Helen's Pariah Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 883-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.




Friday, July 4, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Synagogue News
Candle lighting Time
jO* July 4 7:57 p.m.
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CONGREGATION
BETH KODESH
Sisterhood of Congrega-
tion Beth Kodesh will sponsor
a champagne brunch theatre
party on Sunday, Sept. 7. The
name of the show is "The Lit-
tle Shop of Horrors," which
will be held at the Burt
Reynolds Dinner Theatre. Bus
transportation upon request.
For reservations, please call:
Magda Katz or Sally Reiser.
Doors open at 11 a.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Temple Judea will dedicate
its Shabbat Service on July 4
to our nation's birthday. Rabbi
Joel Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will lead the con-
gregation in special prayers
and music at services which
begin at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center,
the corner of Southern Blvd.
and Flagler Drive.
Following services, the con-
gregation is invited to a "red,
white, and blue" oneg shabbat
in the spirit of Shabbat and in
honor of July 4. Arrangements
for the oneg shabbat are spon-
sored by the Sisterhood.
Center, the corner of Southern
Blvd. and Flagler Drive. Can-
tor Anne Newman will chant
the music.
Last November, the Union
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations responded to the
call of President Rabbi Alex-
ander Schindler and establish-
ed a national commission of
spirituality. Rabbi Levine will
report on the most recent
developments which were
revealed at the national con-
vention of the Central Con-
ference of American Rabbis.
Rabbi Levine has recently
returned from being a
delegate at this week long
conference.
Following services, the con-
At the Services and oneg,
Cantor Anne Newman and her
husband, Bob, will be blessed At the graduation exercises
honor of their tenth wed- of the Rapaport Junior High
in
School division of the Jewish
Community Day School, Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom
presented a check for $5,210
which represented proceeds
from the Passover Yiskor ap-
peal. This has been the prac-
tice for the past 10 years,
although the members do not
have any grandchildren at-
Spirituality" at Temple Judea tending the school, they are
Sabbath Services, Friday, July very concerned about Jewish
11 at 8 p.m. Services are held education for children of all
at St. Catherine's Cultural of West Palm Beach. Pic-
tured are Dr. Arthur M. Vir-
shup, President of JCDS and
Edward Starr, President of
Congregation Anshei
Sholom. (Photo by Herman J.
Tauber)
ding anniversary. Mary Klein,
mother of Elsie Sokol will be
blessed in honor of her 91st
birthday.
Rabbi Joel Levine will pre-
sent part one in a two part
series on "New Directions in
rMeno&h t
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Call 627-2277
Jerry Melman, Executive
Director of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Palm Beach
County accepting check for Pictured at their Confirmation Service at Temple Israel on
$1,000 from Edward Starr, the Shabbat of Shavuot June 13, from left to right are beth
President of Congregation Becker, Heathe Chauncey, Lisa Feldmesser, and Mark
Anshei Sholom resulting Leibovit. Standing is Rabbi Howard bnapiro.
from a recent Cantorial Con- T-* 11 T T XT A. 1
cert held at the synagogue. BraildeiS U. JN atlOIial
Victor Duke, chairman of the
event, stated that the con-
tribution was for the benefit
of the new building complex
that JCC will be constructing
in the near future. (Photo by
Herman J. Tauber)
Women's Committee
gregation is invited to an oneg
shabbat sponsored by the Tem-
ple Sisterhood. Childcare will
be available under the direc-
tion of Miriam Ruiz.
Two women from Palm
Beach were among close to
300 national delegates atten-
ding the 38th annual con-
ference of the Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee, held June 4-8, on
the Brandeis campus in
Waltham, Mass.
Representing the Palm
Beach East Chapter were Bea
Simon, newly elected Presi-
dent, and Lila Konigsberg,
who will serve as Treasurer
and National Board member.
Installed at the conference
were new national officers, in-
cluding Barbara Miller of
Rockland County, N.Y. who
was installed as National
President.
Conference delegates,
drawn from every region of
the country, represented 120
chapters and 65,000 members
of the organization, which has
contributed more than $26
million in support of the
Brandeis libraries.
BUNWC, founded at the
same time as the university in
1948, is the world's largest
"friends of a library"
organization.
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde,
on behalf of the Rabbinic
Assembly of Palm Beach
County, presented the Rabbi
Dr. William H. Shapiro
Memorial Award for service
to the Jewish people and
Scholarship in Jewish and
Secular Studies to Rapaport
Junior High School graduate
David Simon. Pictured are
Rabbi Vander Walde and
David Simon. (Photo by Her-
man J. Tauber)
U.S., Soviets To Discuss
Mideast, State Dep't. Says
WASHINGTON (JTA) The U.S. and the Soviet
Union will hold talks this week in Stockholm on the Middle
East, the State Department announced.
ACCORDING TO spokesman Charles Redman, the
talks are a continuation of similar discussions last February
in Vienna and are within the framework of exchanges with
the Soviets on a range of regional issues. He said they
would take the form of "an exchange of views rather than
negotiations on strategy.
"We don't intend to negotiate any agreements, nor do
we anticipate any joint U.S.-Soviet actions to emerge from
this kind of discussion," Redman said. The U.S. delegation
will be headed by Assistant Secretary of State for Near
East and South Asian Affairs Richard Murphy.
A highlight of the con-
ference was the presentation
of the Abram L. Sachar Silver
Medallion to Madame Jehan
Sadat, a leader in the advocacy
of women's rights and social
equality for all. The Sachar
Award, made annually to a
woman of outstanding ac-
complishment, was established
in 1968 as BUNWC's tribute
to the first president of
Brandeis.
Theme for the conference
was "Visions," with Dr.
Evelyn Handler, Brandeis
University President, deliver-
ing the keynote address entitl-
ed "Visions of a University."
Other conference activities
included workshops, faculty-
led seminars, plenary sessions,
and a special session with
volunteerism expert, Joan
Renton, director of the New
Orleans Voluntary Action
Center.
For further information
about Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Committee,
contact, Lila Konigsberg.
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