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Volume 18 Number 10
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, May 26, 1989
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Paris Conference Will
Evaluate Soviet Human Rights
By ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) An
upcoming conference in Paris
will test whether the Soviet
Union is living up to its human
rights commitments and
whether the United States is
willing to single out Soviet
abuses at a time of warming
relations between the two
countries.
So say a number of non-
governmental organizations,
including Soviet Jewry groups,
which plan to send delegations
to the Paris Conference on
Human Dimensions, which
opens May 30 in the French
capital.
The conference, which runs
through June 23, is being, held
under the auspices of the Con-
ference on Security and Co-
operation in Europe, the 35-
nation human rights process
that produced the Helsinki
human rights accords in 1975.
Previous SCCE meetings in
Madrid and Vienna have seen
the Soviets inching toward an
acceptance of Western human
rights standards, at least on
paper.
In January, the Soviets
signed a 35-nation human
rights agreement committing
themselves to a far-reaching
range of freedoms, including
freedom of information, tra-
vel, equal rights and religion.
The document, signed in
Vienna at the end of a two-
year process, also promised
significant improvements in
the right of Soviet Jews to
emigrate.
Delegates to the Paris con-
ference will review media
accounts, diplomatic reports
and eyewitness testimony to
determine who is and is not
complying with the Vienna
document.
The Paris conference will be
"an opportunity to test the
principles of Helsinki, Madrid
and Vienna to test the prac-
tices of the states against the
principles they've agreed to,"
according to Morris Abram,
Conference President Reports:
Bush Rates High
Marks on Israel
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
While President Bush's first
100 days in office have been
getting generally unenthusias-
tic reviews, a Jewish leader
said that the president should
receive 98 percent approval
for his policy toward the Mid-
dle East and Israel.
Seymour Reich, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations, said the reason
he did not give the president a
100 percent rating is Bush's
public call for an end to Israeli
occupation of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, which he
issued during Egyptian Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak's visit to
the White House last month.
While Bush's remarks were
"consistent with prior policy,"
the context in which it was
made "was harsh," since the
president did not provide his-
torical background about why
Israel administers the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, Reich
said.
His comments were made to
reporters at a National Press
Club breakfast on the eve of
the 41st anniversary of the
State of Israel.
"Israel occupies these terri-
tories, not because of aggres-
sion that it engaged in, but
because of defensive actions
that it had to take as a result of
wars begun by neighboring
Arab countries," he said.
Reich, who is also president
of B'nai B'rith International,
praised Bush for having "reaf-
firmed the basic alliance that
exists between the United
States and Israel, militarily,
culturally, strategically."
The president was also
lauded for telling Mubarak
that he did not favor an inter-
national peace conference
until there are "positive ac-
complishments" in the Middle
East.
Reich was especially pleased
that Bush supports a step-by-
step approach in the Middle
East and has embraced Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's proposal for elections in
the territories to allow Pales-
tinians to choose representa-
tives for negotiations with
Israel on self-rule.
The Jewish leader also gave
high marks to Shamir and his
election proposal. "The over-
whelming number of American
Jews and Jewish organiza-
tional life is supportive of this
election process, he said, con-
tending that "opponents are a
distinct minority."
Past divisions in the Ameri-
can Jewish community over
Israel were the result of a
situation in which the Israeli
government spoke with two
voices, that of Shamir and that
of Shimon Peres. "It is now
Continued on Page 5
the chief U.S. delegate to the
conference.
Abram, who was named to
the conference post, is immedi-
ate past chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions and the designated U.S.
ambassador to the European
headquarters of the United
Nations in Geneva.
Non-governmental agenices
support Abram's goals for the
Paris conference, but they are
concerned that with Washing-
ton developing an increasingly
conciliatory approach to the
Soviets, the United States will
moderate its human rights
demands.
"The State Department
human rights bureau has de-
veloped a new approach that
has angered a lot of the human
rights community," said Cathy
Fitzpatrick, research director
of Helsinki Watch, an inde-
pendent monitoring group.
BACK TO WORK. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir leaves
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem where he had stayed for
two days for tests after complaining of fatigue. Hospital
officials and the prime minister's office report that Shamir
is in good health, but did not disclose details of his illness or
tests. The bruise on Shamir's right cheekbone was caused by
a fall several days earlier. (AP/Wide World Photo).
Canada Offers To Help
With Territories Elections
By MICHAEL SOLOMON
MONTREAL (JTA) "Can-
ada is ready to assist Israel
with supervising eventual elec-
tions" in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip "should the govern-
ment of Israel ask for it,"
External Affairs Minister Joe
Clark told members of the
House of Commons Foreign
Affairs Committee in Ottowa.
He also suggested that the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion has a long way to go to
assure Israel of good inten-
tions.
"The Palestine movement
first must take steps to dissi-
pate the anxieties of the
Israelis," Clark said.
What PLO leader Yasir
Arafat told French President
Francois Mitterrand in Paris
two weeks ago "is not enough
to convince the Israelis of the
PLO's sincerity, because he
expressed his personal view
and not that of the whole,
entire Palestinian movement,"
Clark said.
He was referring, among
other things, to Arafat's state-
ment that the 1964 Palestine
National Covenant, which calls
for the destruction of Israel, is
"null and void."
Clark, who on March 13
authorized Canadian diplo-
mats to meet with PLO repre-
sentatives, also stressed that
"Canada must encourage
those elements favorable to
Arafat inside the PLO, be-
cause if they fail in their
efforts, the radicals will take
over, and we don't like them."
TALKS IN JERUSALEM. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
right, briefs Dennis Ross, the U.S. State Department's chief of
policy planning, on the Israeli leader's peace plan, which calls for
elections in the administered territories. The 26-member Israeli
cabinet adopted the plan May U. (AP/Wide World Photo)
it


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, May 26, 1989
A rally protesting allegedly biased reporting on the situation in the Middle East was held
in front of The Miami Herald building in downtoum Miami. An estimated 150-200 protesters,
rnostfrom the union of Florida's Jewish high school students (NAHON), picketed citing specific
incidents of alleged bias. Other participants included representatives of Americans for a Safe
Israel. A similar demonstration was held in Philadelphia, as well.
Jewish Heritage Week
Reinstated At White House
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Jewish Heritage Week was
commemorated at the White
House, marking a return of the
observance to 1600 Pennsylva-
nia Avenue.
The annual week, sponsored
by the Jewish Community
Relations Council of New
York, had not been marked
with a White House ceremony
since April 1985.
It was at that ceremony that
then President Reagan was
strongly criticized by Holo-
caust survivor Elie Wiesel for
planning to visit the Bitburg
military cemetery in West Ger-
many, where Nazi Waffen SS
soldiers are buried.
Michael Miller, the JCRC's
executive director, refused to
Israel Most
Supportive of
U.S. at UJV.
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) If
friends of the United States
are measured by how often
they vote with Washington in
the UN General Assembly,
then Israel can be called Amer-
ica's best friend.
Israel voted with the United
States 91 percent of the time,
more than any other nation,
according to the sixth annual
"Report to Congress on Vot-
ing Practices in the United
Nations," which the State
Department submitted Wed-
nesday.
The next highest supporters
5{ of U.S. positions during the
j General Assembly session last
-fall were Britain, with 83.1
| percent, and West Germany,
S with 78.8 percent.

_ Among Washington's Arab
| friends, Jordan supported the
| United States the most, 11.8
j percent of the time. Egypt
_ supported the United States
18.6 percent of the time; Saudi
Arabia, 8.3 percent; and Mor-
j occo, 7.8 percent.
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"fault anybody" over the ab-
sence of ceremonies the last
three years.
He noted that the 1984 and
1985 events were planned by
Marshall Breger, Reagan's
Jewish liaison, who resigned
shortly after the Bitburg visit.
Breger attended the cere-
mony this year, as did State
Department legal adviser
Abraham Sofaer.
The ceremony featured
speeches by James Billington,
librarian of Congress, and
Lynne Cheney, chairwoman of
the National Endowment for
the Humanities.
A prayer for President
Bush's health was delivered by
Rabbi Abraham Shemtov,
national director of American
Friends of Lubavitch.
For his part, in a proclama-
tion mandated by Congress,
Bush praised Jews for making
"important contributions to
every sphere of American
life."
May 7 through 14 was desig-
nated as Jewish Heritage
Week in bills approved by Con-
gress, sponsored by Sen. Al-
fonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.) and
Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-
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Topel Award Winners Named
The Gold Coast Council of
B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion (BBYO) recently elected
its new officers for 1989-90.
Steve Finkelstein of Pem-
broke Pines is the new presi-
dent of Aleph Zadik Aleph
(AZA), the boys' component.
Others on the board are Brett
Jaffe, programming vice presi-
dent; Darren Friedman and
Shawn Barat, membership
vice presidents; Howard Sobel,
secretary; and Orin Shakerdge,
chaplain.
The new president of B'nai
B'rith Girls (BBG), the girls'
component of the BBYO, is
Marci Roberts of Coral
Springs. Others on the board
are Heather Smith, program-
ming vice president; Wendy
Smith and Leah Coletti, mem-
bership vice presidents; Judith
Biller, secretary; and Jill
Zwerner, chaplain.
Eight recipients of this
year's BBYO Roselyn and Eli
Topel Leadership Awards
have been announced. The
awards are given annually to
members of the Gold Coast
Council, who have demon-
strated a potential for future
leadership in BBYO and a com-
mitment to attend one of the
BBYO's Summer Leadership
Training Programs.
Each recipient will receive
$250 towards the cost of
attendance at a program.
The 1989 winners are: Mark
Feiler of Tzahal AZA #2309
Plantation and Coral Springs-
Scott Frieser, Melech AZA
#1908, Plantation; Michael
Saferstein, Sinai AZA #2399,
North Miami Beach; Howard
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Israeli Fiscal Crunch
and U. S. Aid
Friday, May 26, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
By ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) Four
Democratic members of the
House Foreign Affairs and
Appropriations committees
assured Jewish leaders here
that Israel's $3 billion in yearly
foreign aid remains secure.
But they warned that bud-
getary pressures may build
against the aid package in the
not-too-distant future.
The solution, in what one of
the four representatives ac-
knowledged was an "intensely
Cisan" appeal, is to help the
locratic Party retain its
majority within the House of
Representatives.
Speaking here before the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations were Reps. Dante
Fascell (D-Fla.), chairman of
the House Foreign Affairs
Committee; Mel Levine (D-
Calif.) and Larry Smith (D-
Fla.), members of the commit-
tee; and Steny Hoyer (D-Md.),
member of the House Appro-
priations Committee.
They appeared at the invita-
tion of the Conference of Pres-
idents, as part of what Mal-
colm Hoenlein, its executive
director, called an ongoing ser-
ies of briefings with top con-
gressional leaders.
The umbrella group has pre-
viously met with Republican
Party Chairman Lee Atwater,
and will meet with his Demo-
cratic counterpart, Ron
Brown, on June 19.
"I don't know of a single
issue in this rewrite of the
foreign aid bill that would
directly affect Israel in any
way," said Fascell, like the
others a staunch supporter of
Israel.
"However, the major prob-
lem is we don't have any
money. And when we don't
have any money, all the money
that is earmarked for Israel
comes under pressure," he
said.
Israel asked the United
States for $3 billion in aid for
the 1990 fiscal year. That
request matches the grants of
the past few years, which have
been apportioned into $1.2 bil-
lion in economic support and
$1.8 billion in military assis-
tance.
The federal budget deficit
and the Gramm-Rudman legis-
lation providing for budget
cuts, however, have created a
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ington. In 1986, Israel agreed
to a Reagan administration
request to return $51 million
of the money it had received
that year in order to forestall
across-the-board cuts to other
countries.
U.S. Ambassador William
Brown told reporters that,
because of inflation, Israel had
effectively accepted a cut in
aid this year by not increasing
its request from last year.
Levine said Israel's share
under the foreign aid and
State Department authoriza-
tion bills is secure, but that
defending it is "going to
become more difficult than in
the recent past."
He said support for Israel is
not strictly a partisan issue
and praised the Reagan admin-
istration for its support of
Israel. But he said the "jury is
still out" on the Bush adminis-
tration. He asked the leaders
to make sure that "support is
there" for the Democratic
Party.
Hoyer was the most blunt in
his pitch for Democratic votes.
" 'Read my lips' is not work-
ing," he said in a reference to
President Bush's campaign
pledge not to impose new
taxes.
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Women's League
of Israel
The Nathanya South chap-
ter is planning a trip to see the
matinee performance of "I
Ought To Be In Pictures" Sun-
day, July 9, at the Florida
Repertory Theater. The cost is
$14 per person.
For information: 498-8697.
LVnaiLVrith
Lodge Picnic
The B'nai B'rith Justice Unit
No. 5207 will hold its "Almost
Annual Picnic" Sunday, June
11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Pavilions
2 and 3 of Heritage Park,
Plantation.
Donation is $5 per person,
with childen under 14 admit-
ted free. There is also an addi-
tional charge to the park of a
$1 entrance fee for the driver
and 50 cents for each passen-
ger.
Reservations by June 7;
information; 467-1040.
Calder
Stakes
The first segment of Cal-
der's 1989 stakes schedule will
open Monday, May 29, and run
through Sunday, August 27.
The schedule includes only
the open and filly first round of
the eighth running of the Flor-
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At the Florida Council ofAmit Women's recent annual Major
Gifts luncheon, long-time supporter Pearl Blatt, center, was
presented with an award of appreciation. The Blatt family
recently dedicated the Amit Petach Tikvah, The Rabbi Shaia arid
Pearl Blatt Youth Village in Israel, home to 400 underprivileged
children. Flanking the honoree are Saundra Rothenberg, left,
Amit regional field consultant for Florida; and IdaArluk, right,
chairman of the board of the Florida Council and copresident of
Galil chapter.
ARMDI Breakfast Meeting May 31
The Western Broward Busi-
ness and Professionals chapter
of American Red Magen David
for Israel (ARMDI) will hold a
breakfast meeting Wednes-
day, May 31, 7:45 a.m., at The
Ramada Inn, North University
Drive, Sunrise.
J. Gittelson, director of the
Central Agency for Jewish
Education (CAJE), Broward
County, will discuss "Israel at
41 An Eyewitness Account."
Donation for the meeting is
$15 per person.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, May 26, 1989
Viewpoint
Procrastination and the PLO
There is no real cause for jubilation in the
news that the World Health Organization has
postponed for one year the decision as to
whether or not to admit the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization as a member-state.
The lobbying from Third World nations as
well as the United States and Israel had as
much to do with political leverage and funding
or more so than it did with policy and
philosophy.
The fact that the U.S. threatened to with-
draw its substantial underwriting to the
tune of $74 million from the WHO fiscal
budget, was the lubrication that greased the
postponement.
The judgment is no resolution; it is merely
an expedient maneuver with money not
morality at its core.
And in Other Quarters
On the heels of the Palestine Liberation
Organization seeking legitimization through
membership in world bodies despite its lack
of requisite criteria an Arab country collea-
gue is attempting to further its questionable
cause in other quarters.
Saudi Arabia is endeavoring to oust the
State of Israel from the International Tele-
communications Union.
In tandem with that effort, the nation states
of Qatar, Syria and Saudi Arabia are suggest-
ing as an alternative, the suspension, if not the
expulsion, of the Jewish state from that body.
While international agencies count this lat-
est move abhorrent and quasi-diplomatic, we
call it a politically base venture with no
precedent: the International Telecommunica-
tions Union doesn't even have a provision for
expelling a member-state!
PLO Redundancy
Yasir Arafat made the news last week for
his use of familiar rhetoric.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization
Chairman suggested, in French, that his PLO
covenant was "null and void" as it related to
Israel.
Seems the charter itself uses the same
language: Article 19 reads that the existence
of the State of Israel is null and void.
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A Compulsion to Repeat the Past?
An Opposing View...
By BEN GALLOB
A Massachusetts psychia-
trist, using psychoanalytic
approaches to evaluate the
Israeli response to the Pales-
tinian uprising, has warned
that it must free itself "from
the compulsion to repeat the
past" if peace is ever to be
achieved.
That analysis and recom-
mendation were made by Ste-
ven Adelman, who teaches
psychiatry at the University of
Massachusetts Medical Center
at Worcester and who holds
dual U.S. and Israeli citizen-
ship. He discussed his psycho-
logical approach to the Israeli-
Palestinian impasse in a recent
issue of Sh'ma, the independ-
ent Jewish journal.
Adelman declared that the
historical record of unending
attacks on Jews, culminating
in the European Holocaust and
the murderous Arab assaults
on Jews before and after state-
hood, had compelled Israel to
acquire the tools considered
essential for survival.
Adelman said these tools
"a thick skin, vigilance, cun-
ning and suspiciousness"
constituted "street smarts,"
which he said served Israel
well during the 1950s and
1960s.
But things changed with
Rise in Cost-of-Living
TEL AVIV (JTA) A sharp, unexpected 2.6 percent hike in
the cost-of-living index for April came as an unpleasant surprise
to Treasury officials when it was announced.
They hastened to blame seasonal factors, not economic
measures taken by the government.
The figures, reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics, were
well above the less than two percent rise anticipated for the
month. Inflation is now running at an annual rate of 9.4 percent.
The price index would have been kept within "reasonable
limits," Treasury officials said, were it not for seasonal rises in
the prices of clothing, footwear, fruits and vegetables.
Jewish Moridian
Of GREATER FORT LAUOCRDALE
Israel's impressive military
victory in the 1967 Six-Day
War, which "propelled Israel
into adulthood, suddenly, per-
haps prematurely."
For Israeli Jews, "living by
the sword was transformed '
by that stunning victory "from
a survival mechanism into a
seemingly effective technique
for achieving a variety of
national, spiritual, territorial
and economic objectives."
The psychiatrist added that
in addition to meeting "prag-
matic needs," occupation of
the territories seized during
the Six-Day War and the "sub-
jugation" of the Arab popula-
tion "addressed deeper collec-
tive psychological needs of the
Israeli people."
He dismissed as "fantasy"
what he called the Israeli belief
that the Palestinian Arabs
"could be mollified" by hu-
mane policies to "the point of
wanting to remain forever
under Israeli rule."
He added that an under-
standing that the Israeli Jews
had such a fantasy "clarifies
the psychological issues which
have helped to perpetuate the
Israeli occupation."
"Haunted by memories and
ghosts of recent and past per-
secutions," Israel s Jews
"naively believed" they could
rewrite their history "by
dominating another people in a
manner they considered to be
gentle and humane this was
their attitude in the early
years" of the occupation.
If the "benign occupation"
had worked, Adelman declar-1
ed, the Israeli Jews "might
have been able to purge from
dowy image of past persecu-
tors."
When the Israeli dream of I
"a psychologically liberating
'benign occupation' was I
shattered by the Palestinian
uprising, that failure was seen
by the Israelis as proving that
"once again," peaceful coex-
istence had been demonstrated
by the Arabs to be an illusion
and that the only effective
solution on which the Israelis
could depend was a military j
one.
The psychiatrist contended
that Israel must recognize that
its post-1967 hopes of a
"benign occupation" were|
"naive and have, in fact, con-
tributed to a vicious cycle of I
violence.
Adelman suggested that
Yasir Arafat's recent over-
tures, an apparent reference
to his Geneva statement last
December recognizing Israel's
right to exist and renouncing
terrorism against Israel, were
cause "for cautious opti-
mism."
He said Israel needs to
understand and acknowledge
its own role in the ongoing
hostilities, to free itself "from
the compulsion to repeat the
past, and to take in earnest the
current opportunity to explore
the prospects for peace."
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Friday, May 26, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, President George Bush met at the White House with U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council leaders, from left,, Harvey M. Meyerhoff, council chairman; William
J. Lowenberg, vice chairman; Albert Abramson, Holocaust Museum development committee
chairman; Benjamin Meed, Days of Remembrance committee cochairman; Miles Lerman,
Holocaust Museum national campaign board chairman; and Sara Bloomfxeld, council acting
executive director.
Bush Rates High
Continued from Page 1
clear that Shamir speaks for
the government of Israel,"
Reich said.
"I think that the American
Jewish community is solidify-
ing behind Shamir," the Jew-
ish leader said. "They are say-
ing, 'Give this man a chance.
Let him stand or fall, his gov-
ernment, based on his ability
to bring peace to the region.' "
Reich said the elections in
the territories would provide
an interim period of autonomy
that would allow "some living
together in peace to see whe-
ther these peoples can indeed
share a common area without
the threat of war and terror-
ism."
But he stressed that the elec-
tions "have to be conducted in
a free atmosphere of speech
without the threat of violence
or intimidation." He said those
running "can espouse any
position they want to, includ-
ing 'land for peace,' including
an independent Palestinian
state ... as long as they are
not terrorists or identified as
such."
Reich also had high marks
for the Bush administration's
warning that if the Palestine
Liberation Organization is
admitted to the World Health
Organization, the United
States will cut off funds to that
international organization.
"For the PLO to come into the
United Nations through the
back door does not enhance
the cause of peace," he said.
Farber To Receive Another Honor
Real estate developer
Leonard L. Farber will be
awarded an honorary Doc-
torate of Humane Letters at
Brandeis University's com-
mencement exercise Sunday
morning, May 21, which con-
cludes with Farber's final day
as chairman of the Brandeis
board of trustees, a post he has
held since 1985. He has been a
member of the board since
1980 and is the principal bene-
factor of the Leonard L. Far-
ber library, dedicated in 1983.
During Farber's term as trea-
surer of the board, (1984-5),
the university inaugurated its
$200 million capital campaign.
A New York native and cur-
rent resident of Fort Lauder-
dale, Farber developed 33
shopping centers across the
country in his more than 40
years in real estate.
Farber's honors include
Broward County Outstanding
Philanthropist of the Year by
the National Society of Fund-
Raising Executives (1988), the
Horatio Alger Award (1985),
the National Council of Christ-
ians and Jews Silver Medallion
Award (1984), Business Lead-
er of the Year for Broward
County (1980), the Broward
Cultural Arts Award (1983)
and laureate of the Junior
Achievement Business Hall of
Fame (1983).
Farber will remain a mem-
ber of the university's board of
trustees.
Witnesses To Nazi Crimes Sought
The U.S. Department of Jus-
tice's Office of Special Investi-
gations is currently engaged in
cases involving members of
Nasi SS guard companies
assigned to concentration
camps. Persons are sought
who were imprisoned at Sach-
senhausen/Oranienburg, June
1943-Sept. 1944; Stutthof,
Nov. 1942-April 1944; Buchen-
wald, May 1943-April 1945;
Majdanek, Nov. 1943-April
1944; or Flossenburg, Feb.
1945-April 1945.
Individuals who can be of
assistance in this investigation
are asked to contact Bessy
Pupko at the World Jewish
Congress, 501 Madison Ave-
nue, New York, NY 10022,
telephone numbc: (212) 755-
5770. The World Jewish Con-
gress is assisting the Depart-
ment of Justice in its efforts to
locate witnesses of crimes
committed by the Nazis and
their collaborations.
Technion Cure
Researchers at the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology
have discovered a new way to
restore to health victims of
poisoning by toxic metals such
as mercury, lead and arsenic.
Scientists in Technion's
department of food engineer-
ing and biotechnology have
been able to clear blood of
toxic metals by using hemo-
dialysis outside the body in a
procedure which takes only
three to five hours.
Gordon I, lSilverman, a former
director of the Labor Zionist
Alliance in Detroit and Los
Angeles, has been named execu-
tive director of NaAmat USA.
Silverman's earlier positions
include work with university
students at the University of
Miami and director of the
labor department for the Jew-
ish National Fund.
Foreign Press
Defends Use of
Palestinian
Press Credentials
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Foreign Press Association
rejected the Israeli govern-
ment's criticism of reporters
accepting press cards issued
by the Palestinian Press
Office. The cards have been
issued to journalists covering
events in the administered ter-
ritories.
Right-wing Knesset mem-
bers sharply criticized foreign
correspondents who use the
cards, saying they should be
thrown out of the country.
Police Minister Haim Bar-Lev
said he would investigate poss-
ible illegalities connected with
the issuing of the cards.
The FPA responded to the
government saying that re-
porters had accepted the cards
for their own safety. Israeli
police posing as journalists and
using counterfeit press creden-
tials in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip had put them in
danger, the association said.
The Palestinian Press Office
reportedly has issued 100 ID
cards to foreign journalists.
Speaking in support of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine addresses the
National Campaign Board, the museum's fund-raising arm, as
Kitty Dukakis awaits her turn to speak. Dukakis, wife of the
governor of Massachusetts, was recently appointed co-chair of the
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Friday, May 26, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
The Evolution of U.S. -Israel Relations
By MITCHELL G. BARD
Two days before Israel
declared its independence, the
American State Department
was still fighting against the
I'nited Nations' partition de-
cision. Our officials at the UN
were trying to manufacture a
trusteeship proposal to replace
partition. Meanwhile, the Jews
of Palestine were already
fighting under the disadvan-
tage of the U.S.-imposed arms
embargo. In other words, the
I'nited States was not the un-
equivocal supporter of the
Jewish state that critics con-
tended.
Despite opposition from
the Pentagon and State
pepartment, Harry Truman
did recognize Israel almost
immediately after indepen-
dence was declared. He did not
lift the arms embargo, but he
did make a number of other
crucial decisions that helped
the new state survive. In the
succeeding four decades, U.S.-
Israel relations have evolved
from what might be termed
U'nign friendship to allies.
Ike's Suez Mistake
The Eisenhower administra-
tion's support for Israel was at
best lukewarm. Economic aid
was extended and a trickle of
secret, relatively insignificant
arms shipments were made,
but there was little else to
indicate an alliance. Eisen-
hower refused to support
Israel's war to counter Egyp-
tian aggression, but did com-
pel Israel to withdraw from
the Sinai without obtaining a
peace agreement, thereby set-
ting the stage for future con-
flict.
John Kennedy took a
greater interest in Arab-
Israeli peace than his prede-
cessor for whom concern for
containing the Soviet Union
was paramount. Kennedy
approved, once again over
State Department objections,
the first major arms sale to
Israel anti-aircraft missiles
needed to offset the Russian
bombers supplied to Egypt.
Circumstances prevented Ken-
nedy from devoting more
energy to the Middle East; the
Berlin and Cuban Missile
crises as well as domestic
affairs kept him occupied dur-
ing his all too short tenure.
1968: A Turning Point
Lyndon Johnson was respon-
sible for the United States
abandoning its reluctance to
side openly and decisively with
Israel. Initially, he too was
hesitant and initiated the first
sales of offensive weapons
only after the West Germans
were forced by Arab pressure
to stop their supplies to Israel.
Subsequently, Johnson was
outspoken in his support for
Israel's right to respond to
Nasser's aggression, though
he still was not prepared to use
American's military might to
back the Jewish state. As it
turned out, of course, Israel
did not need help.
The real turning point
occurred in 1968 when John-
son agreed to sell Phantom
jets to Israel. This was the first
sale of sophisticated offensive
weapons and marked a funda-
mental change in U.S. policy
from the desire to maintain a
balance of power between
Israel and the Arabs to provid-
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ing Israel with a qualitative
advantage.
The evolution continued
under the Nixon administra-
tion as the amount of aid and
arms provided to Israel in-
creased substantially and the
commitment to Israel's secur-
ity strengthened. The test
came in October 1973, when
the United States airlifted crit-
ical war supplies to Israel. The
armistice negotiations that fol-
lowed established the United
States as the guarantor of
peace and the only foreign
power capable of exerting
influence on both Arabs and
Israelis.
Carter Brokers Peace Treaty
Jimmy Carter did not seem
to understand how to balance
U.S. interest in Israel with
those of the Arab world;
nevertheless, he did build on
Anwar Sadat's dramatic jour-
ney to Jerusalem by bringing
the Egyptian leader together
with Menachem Begin to sign
the first Arab-Israeli peace
treaty. The U.S. guarantees
accompanying that agreement
further solidified the U.S.-
Israel alliance.
Ronald Reagan became the
first President to publicly
maintain that Israel is a strate-
gic asset to the United States
and institutionalized that rela-
tionship by signing a series of
agreements increasing the
level of strategic cooperation.
In addition, economic relations
improved as a result of the
Free Trade Agreement elimi-
nating tariffs between the two
nations. As a result of congres-
sional leadership and support,
by the end of Reagan's term,
U.S. economic and military aid
to Israel reached $3 billion, a
far cry from 1948 when the
United States embargoed
arms and gave Israel a $100
million loan.
There have been ups and
downs in every administration,
but the former have become
the norm as the U.S.-Israel
relationship has grown from
cautious support to a de facto
alliance. This partnership
between the United States and
its one reliable ally in the
Middle East was solidified by
the Reagan administration
working closely with Congress
and provides a foundation on
which George Bush can build.
Dr. Mitchell G. Bard is editor of the
Near East Report, from which this
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, May 26, 1989
JNF To Honor The
Late Ben Dantzker And Wife
Israel in Summer
The Jewish National Fund of
Broward and Palm Beach
Counties will have a special
tribute in honor of Ruth Dantz-
ker and in memory of Council-
man Ben Dantzker Sunday,
June 4, 10:30 a.m., in the
Atrium West Building, 7771
W. Oakland Park Boulevard,
Ft. Lauderdale.
Ben Dantzker, who served
as president of the Jewish
National Fund of Broward and
Palm Beach Counties from
1985-1987, was Lauderhill
City Council president. His
wife, Ruth, was also an active
leader and both showed great
'support of the State of Israel.
'Funds raised at the tribute will
be used for the planting of
trees and the creation of a
special project in Israel.
For information: (305)
572-2593.
Assistance Program Gives Seniors Options
A selection of new land and
land/air tours has been
announced by the Israel Gov-
ernment Tourist Office. Direct
departures are available from
five major U.S. cities, includ-
ing Miami.
Package tours can run six to
28 days with accommodations
as varied as a night at a kib-
butz to several weeks at a
five-star hotel.
Most of the basic tours have
been updated with new sight-
seeing, including the fifth cen-
tury Herodian Mansions in
Jerusalem, Neot Kedumim,
the Biblical Landscape
Reserve between Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem and the newly exca-
vated Roman city of Beit
Shean.
During spring/summer, tour
operators are offering a wide
selection of packages with itin-
eraries geared to specialized
interest groups. Active vaca-
tioners can find sea sports at
Eilat and the Red Sea area or
participate in actual archaeolo-
gical excavations, and those
who want to relax can enjoy a
"luxury spa" program.
Special packages are also
available for history and
archaeology buffs, for a bar or
bat mitzvah, to a kibbutz or
modern cosmopolitan city; the
tours can be fast-paced or lei-
surely and include a boat trip,
bus tour, chauffered limousine
or soaring above the land in a
hot-air balloon.
Information about these new
packages and a list of Israel's
tour operators can be obtained
from the Israel Government
Tourist Office in Miami:
673-6863.
The Court at Palm-Aire now
offers an assisted living pro-
gram, an intermediary living
arrangement for people not
able to care for their own
everyday needs, but who are
not in need of round-the-clock
nursing care.
A lifecare retirement com-
munity, the Court not only
offers regular active resi-
dences, but also other types of
living accommodations.
The assisted living program,
which occupies the second
floor at The Court at Palm-
Aire, offers personal assis-
tance with such daily functions
as dressing, eating, bathing,
walking and taking medica-
tion. The program allows se-
niors the choice to reside tem-
porarily or to own a studio
unit, or a one- or two-bedroom
apartment. Seniors are able to
maintain their independence
with assistance from the sup-
port services.
The assisted living program
is also available to area seniors
Hillel Topic Of
Lodge Meeting
Hank Meyer, national Hillel
commissioner representing
District 5 (the seven southeast-
ern states) of B'nai B'rith, will
be the guest speaker at the
Sunday, May 28, meeting of
B'nai B'rith Wynmoor Lodge
No. 3097. Scheduled to start at
9:30 a.m., following bagels and
coffee, the meeting will be held
at the Conservative Syna-
gogue of Coconut Creek,
Lyons Plaza, Lyons Road.
Meyer, a resident of Sun-
rise, has been active in Florida
B'nai B'rith activities since
1973 and is currently associ-
ated with Aliyah Unit of West
Broward and the Yachad Unit
of Bovnton Beach. He is also
president of the Palm Beach
Council of B'nai B'rith and a
member, since 1982, of the
National Hillel Commission.
The Hillel program, which
serves the religious and cul-
tural needs of Jewish students
on college campuses, is spon-
sored and supported by B'nai
B'rith lodges and chapters.
Meyer will discuss the current
problems and possible solu-
tions facing Hillel projects on-
campus and nationally.
Present and future college
students, their parents and
friends are invited to attend
the meeting.
who are not residents of the
Court. Seniors living in their
own condos can use the pro-
gram's support services for
brief periods.
The Court at Palm-Aire is
owned and managed by the
New Jersey based Kaplan
Organization. For informa-
tion: 975-8900.
Calls for Resignation
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Opposition to Israel's new
peace plan continues to sim-
mer within the Likud bloc,
with one Cabinet minister cal-
ling on the heads of the Likud-
Labor coalition government to
resign.
Yitzhak Moda'i, leader of
Likud's Liberal Party wing
and minister of economics and
planning, made the suggestion
at a news conference.
Moda'i insisted that Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
Vice Premier Shimon Peres
are "morally obliged" to step
down and "seek a new man-
date" from the public. The two
are leaders of the Likud and
Labor parties, respectively.
Moda'i denounced the pro-
posed elections in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip as "a
surrender to the terror" of the
Palestinian uprising. He claim-
ed the plan deviates from the
unity coalition's guidelines,
from Likud's platform "and,
as far as I know, from Labor's
platform too."
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Friday, May 26, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
Likud's Histadrut Candidate
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Likud, confident it can make a
strong showing in next fall's
Histadrut elections, nomi-
nated Yaacov Shamai to be its
candidate for secretary-gen-
eral of Israel's trade union
federation, which has been
dominated by Labor since its
inception nearly 70 years ago.
Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens, chairman of the Likud
Secretariat, claimed the public
understands that the Labor
Party "has strangled the econ-
omy" with its policies.
Military
Reprimand
By CATHRINE GERSON
JERUSALEM (JTA) An
Israel Defense Force colonel in
the West Bank has been sev-
erely reprimanded for brutal-
ity toward Arab villagers and
will soon be relieved of his
duties, it was announced here.
Col. Yehuda Meir, former
commander of the Nablus dis-
trict, was reprimanded by the
IDF chief of staff, Gen. Dan
Shomron. Meir has been
charged with exceeding his
authority in incidents that
occurred in two Arab villages
last year.
Ainslee R. Ferdie
JWV Honors
Ainslee Ferdie
Ainslee R. Ferdie, chairman
of the National Executive
Committee (NEC) of the Jew-
ish War Veterans, 1976-78,
and national commander of the
JWV, 1973-74, was honored by
the NEC at its recent spring
meeting dinner in Washing-
ton, D.C.
Ferdie, an attorney, and
Irvin Steinberg, a retired
supervisor of the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
represented Florida on the
National Policy Committee
Meeting.
Among those also attending
the NEC from Florida were
Alvin Rose of Miami, who with
Ferdie is a member of the
executive committee and
hoard of trustees of the JWV
National Memorial and mu-
seum; and Ceil Steinberg of
No. Miami Beach, past na-
tional president of the JWV
Ladies Auxiliary.
Iron Curtain
Country Visits
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
Soviet Baltic republic of Esto-
nia has signed an agreement
with Israel for an exchange of
experts, beginning next year.
The pact, believed to be the
first of its kind with a Soviet
republic, was announced by
the Estonian first deputy min-
ister of agriculture, Velio
Lind, as a 12-member Esto-
nian delegation wound up an
official visit to Israel, the first
ever from a Soviet republic.
Velio spoke at a farewell
dinner hosted by Education
Minister Yitzhak Navon. He
invited an Israeli delegation to
visit Tallinn, the Estonian
capital, for the opening of
Israeli Culture Week there
next year.
Estonia is the smallest
Soviet republic. The visit to
Israel was organized by An-
dres Aarma, chairman of the
Estonian Society for Friend-
ship and Cultural Relations
with Foreign Countries.
Meanwhile, a group of
Soviet Jewry activists was
scheduled to leave for Moscow
to attend a conference on
"Freedom of Movement"
sponsored by the International
Foundation for Human Devel-
opment.
The foundation is headed by
Nobel laureate Andrei Sak-
harov, the prominent Soviet
human rights activist.
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Synagogue Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT CREEK (976-4666) Lyons Plsxs,
1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday, 8:00
a.m.; Saturday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m.; Friday evening, 8:00 p.m., Saturday
morning, 9:00 a.m. Rabbi William Marder. Castor Yehuda Heilbraan.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac 33321.
Services: Sunday through Saturday 8:30 a.m., Sunday through Friday 6 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Rabbi Kurt F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood 33024. Services:
daily 8 a.m.; Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:46
a.m.. Jr. Cong. 10 a.m.Rabbi Avraham Kapnek. Cantor Eric Liadeabaaaa.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9
a.m.. 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m.. 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritus, Dr.
Solomon Geld. Cantor Irving Groaanun.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33313.
Services: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addison. Cantor
Maurice A. Neu.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF DEERFIELO BEACH (421-7060), 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Cantor
Shabtai Ackeratan.
SUNRISE JEWISH CENTER. TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK (741-0296), 4099
Pine Island Road, Sunrise 33351. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.;
Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m., Candle lighting time. Rabbi Bernhard
Preslcr. Cantor Barry Black, Cantor Emeritus Jack Marcnant.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Dr. N. Saul Goldman, Rabbi.
Cantor Nisaim Berkowitz.
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF MARGATE (974-3090). 7640 Margate
Blvd., Margate 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Late Friday
service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m.; 6 p.m. Rabbi Avrom Draiia. Cantor Joel Cohen.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (733-9560), 2048 NW 49th Ave.,
Lauderhill 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 s.m.; 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 am Rabbi Israel Hal pern
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Landerdale Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607), 6435 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Sunday to Friday at 7:45 a.m. Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 8:46 a.m. Charles B.
Kyler. President.
B'NAI AVIV (389-4780) at Weston/Bonaventure. Services: Friday, 8 p.m., at
Country Isles Elementary School. Weston. Rabbi Leon Fink.
ORTHODOX
CHABAD LUBAVITCH COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE (344-4866) 9791 W. Sample
Road, Coral Springs 33065. Services: Monday and Thursday 6:45 a.m. Tues, Wed. &
Friday 7 a.m. Saturday 9 a.m.. Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Yossie Denbarg.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 7:30 a.m. (Pellium) &
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m.. 6 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4561 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill 33351. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:46 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:15 p.m..,
Saturday 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Study groups: Men, Sundays following services;
Women. Tuesdays 8 p.m. Rabbi Aron Licberman.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEEFIELD BEACH (421-1867), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd..
Deerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. and sundown: Joseph M. Reiner. President.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD-FORT LAUDERDALE (966-7877), 3291
Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale 33312. Services: Monday and Thursday 6:15 a.m.
7:15 a.m. & Sundown. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6:15 a.m. A 7:30 a.m. and
sundown; Saturday, 7:15 & 9 a.m., & sundown; Sunday 8 a.m. ft sundown.
Rabbi Edward Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID (726-3583), 8675 W. McNab Road, Tamarac
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m., mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Rabbi Chaim Schneider.
RECONSTRUCTIONS
RAMAT SHALOM (472 3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd.. Plantation 33326.
Services: Friday, 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Cantor Bella
Milim.
REFORM
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088). 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 302, Sunrise
33351. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Senior Rabbi Morris Gordon, Assistant Rabbi
Steven Perry. Cantor Ron Graner.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753 3232). 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs 33065.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. except last Fridav of month at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.
Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2532). Services at
Menorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach 33441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Alton M. Winter. Cantor Moshe Levinson.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2310), 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Greater Ft.
Lauderdale 33311. Services: Friday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or
celebration of Bar-Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Edward M. Maline; Cantonal Soloist Kim
Olshansky.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988). 8200 Peters Road. Plantation 33324. Services:
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Cantor Seymoar
Sehwartunaa.
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (973-7494) Services:
Friday night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960
Coconut Creek Parkway 33066. Rabbi Bruce S. Warahal. Cantor Jacob Barkis.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410), 5151 NE 14th Terr.. Ft. Lauderdale 33334.
Service: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Lewis Littman.
4 i 4
Area Deaths
CUTLER
William, a 50-year resident of Tamarac,
died May 7 at the age of 86. Formerly
from New York, he is survived by his
wife, Hilda; sons, Leon of Coral Springs
and Joseph of (kala; Mac of Palm Beach;
sisters, Fay Urowski of Miami Beach and
Rose Milliman of N.Y.; five grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild. Rabbi
David Shapiro officiated at the services
at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial
Gardens.
ABRAMOWITZ
Gerald, of Cape Coral, died at the age of
64. A former Miami resident, he is
survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter
Edvie Worley; sisters, Diana Smukler
and Helen Petruk; and grandchildren Bo
and Rachel Worley. Serices were held
May 11.
BALICK
David, of Fort Lauderdale, died May 12.
at the age of 34. He was a graduate of
Broward High School and Nova Law
School. He is survived by his father, Dr.
Morton Balick; mother, Tains llaiiilin.
brother, Richard of Hollywood; sister,
Lisa; and granparents, Claire and Harry
Silverstein. Services were at Levitt-
Winstein; interment was at Beth David.
KURTZMAN
Seymour, of Plantation, was the husband
of Bertha; father of Irene Jackson and
the late Rae Raskin; father-in-law of Dr.
Micha-I Raskin; grandfather of Phillip
and Jennifer Raskin, and brother of Leah
David, Muriel Weinstein and Henry
Kurtzman. Services were held May 15 at
Star of David Chapel; arrangements by
Levitt-Weinstein.
COHEN
Estelle, of Pompano Beach, died May 14.
She is survived by her husband, Milton,
M.; and sons Ira and Fred. Arrange-
ments by Blasberg.
PAYNIC
Anna, of Coral Springs died at the age of
73. Services were private. Arrangement
by Levitt-Weinstein.
Candlelighting
May 26 6:48 p.m.
June 2 6:51 p.m.
June 9 6:54 p.m.
June 16 6:56 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI
ELO-HEINU MELECH HO-
OLOM ASHER KID-
SHONU BEMITZ-VOSOV
VETZI-VONU LE-HAD-
LIK NEYR SHEL
SHABBOS.
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
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ALEXANDER BERMAN
Alexander Stephen Berman,
son of Dr. Julian and Anne
Berman of Coral Springs, was
called to the Torah on the
occasion of his Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, May 6, at Temple
Beth Am, Margate.
A student at Ramblewood
Middle School, Alexander is
interested in all sports and has
played in the community soft-
ball league for several years.
Special guests at the cele-
bration included Alexander's
sister, Sara Beth; brother,
Mark; and grandparents, Ida
Meth of New York City and
Charlotte and Seymour
Berman, of Chicago.
ILA LIPPMAN
Ila Lippman, daughter of
Linda and Barry Lippman, will
be called to the Torah in honor
of her Bat Mitzvah Saturday,
May 27, 11 a.m., at Temple
Emanu-El of Greater Fort
Lauderdale.
Among the special guests at
the celebration will be Ila's
sisters, Jodi and Sandra, and
her grandparents, Roslyn and
Sam Cohen who are also mem-
bers of Temple Emanu-El of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
DAVID MEADVIN
David Meadvin, son of Ricki
and Ken Meadvin of Lauder-
hill, will be called to the Torah
on the occasion of his Bar
Mitzvah Saturday, June 3, at
Temple Beth Israel of Sunrise.
A student at Nova Middle
School in Davie, David enjoys
art, aeronautics and com-
puters.
Special guests at the celebra-
tion will include David's sister,
Stacey; and grandparents,
Norman Doniger of Boca
Raton and Rose and Hyman
Meadvin of Pompano.
Assembly Reaffirms Stand
Against Female Cantors
KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y.
(JTA) For the second year in
a row, the Cantors Assembly
has rejected a proposal to offer
membership to women who re-
ceive cantorial degrees from
the Jewish Theological Semin-
ary of America.
The vote on a motion to
amend the assembly's by-laws
to admit women members was
108-82, 19 votes short of the
two-thirds majority required
for passage.
The balloting took place here
Tuesday during the 42nd
annual convention of the
assembly, which is affiliated
with the Conservative move-
ment and is the world's largest
body of hazzanim. Cantor
Robert Kieval of Rockville,
Md., was elected president of
the assembly, succeeding
Cantor Solomon Mendelson of
Long Beach, N.Y.
Since 1987, JTS has granted
the diploma of hazzan to
women who have successfully
completed the required course
of study at its Cantors Insti-
tute. But the Cantors Assem-
bly, a professional organiza-
tion of Conservative cantors,
has not yet recognized women
graduates of the institute.
Last May, a 97-95 majority
of the assembly voted against
a motion to admit qualified
women cantors. This year, the
forces supporting the admis-
sion of women picked up 13
votes, but that was not enough
to change the rules.
In a statement issued by the
assembly after the vote, out-
going President Mendelson
said, "The issue of admitting
women cantors to membership
is a sensitive and emotional
one that poses complex ques-
tions of tradition, religious
authority, the status of women
in the synagogue and many
other factors."
He added, "The Cantors
Assembly calls on all its mem-
bers and the American Jewish
community, whatever their
personal feelings, to accept
this decision with understand-
ing."
Mendelson also pointed out
that for years the Cantors
Assembly has been providing
scholarship assistance to both
male and female students at
the Cantors Institute.
"We shall, of course, con-
tinue this procedure in the
future," he said.
A statement issued by
women cantors and cantorial
students at JTS said: "We are
saddened and disappointed
that qualified women cantors
have once again been denied
membership in the Cantors
Assembly.
"But the future is very clear.
A maiority of our colleagues
already demand that women
be admitted to this profes-
sional association. We know
that all members of the Can-
tors Assembly will soon realize
the invaluable contributions
that women cantors are mak-
ing to Jewish life.
"Together with those col-
leagues who lobbied passion-
ately on our behalf, we will
continue to insist that qualified
women be granted admission
to our movement's profes-
sional organization."
Cantor Samuel Rosenbaum,
who was re-elected executive
vice president of the Cantors
Assembly, acknowledged that
the majority vote in favor of
the admission of women can-
tors reflected "a change in
mood and attitude" of the
organization.
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TEMPLE KOL AMI
On Friday evening, May 26,
services will begin at 8:15 p.m.
under the leadership of Rabbi
Sheldon J. Harr and Cantor
Seymour Schwartzman.
On Saturday, May 27, ser-
vices will begin at 10:30 a.m.
and Brian Schneider, son of
Susan and Robert Schneider,
will be called to the Torah in
honor of his Bar Mitzvah.
Temple Kol Ami is located at
8200 Peters Road, Plantation.
For information: 472-1988.
TEMPLE B'NAI AVIV
Temple B'nai Aviv is now
holding its Friday evening and
Saturday morning services at
Another Generation Pre-
School, 1250 Dykes Road, Ft.
Lauderdale. Friday evening
services begin at 7:45 p.m.;
Saturday morning services,
9 a.m.
For information: 384-8265.
Passover Fire Burnt 5,000 Trees
NEW YORK (JTA) A
forest fire believed to have
been deliberately set burned
close to 5,000 trees over seven-
and-a-half acres, according to
the Jewish National Fund.
The fire occurred on the
seventh day of Passover, in
JNF's John F. Kennedy Forest
outside Jerusalem. Arson is
believed the cause of the fire
after JNF foresters and fire-
fighters located six places
where fire erupted simul-
taneously.
A trail of footsteps was
found leading near the Arab
village of Batir, and three
Arabs from the village were
taken into custody for ques-
tioning.
JNF officials are concerned
that the fire is an ominous
start to the new fire season.
Last season, JNF was called
on to extinguish more than
1,200 fires, many of which
caused by arson.
Friday, May 26, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Celebrating Unity and Diversity
lant to uproot injustice, cor-
ruption and fraud within its
own household.
The military chaplaincy,
which sponsored this Prayer
Day, also ratified the singular
character of America's reli-
gious pluralism.
The motto of the chaplaincy
one of the earliest inter-
religious structures in Amer-
ica is "community without
compromise."
Every religious, racial and
ethnic group in America has
the right to be totally and
uncompromisingly committed
to its own traditions, while
being at the same time respon-
sible for the common welfare.
AN ANTI-PLO VOTE. John Bolton, above, the U.S.
assistant secretary of state-designate for international
affairs, votes for the adjournment of the debates concerning
the admission of a Palestine state in the World Health
Organization. The U.S. had been arguing against allowing
the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to enter WHO
as a member state. (APIWxde World Photo).
WHO WILL BE IN WHO was the battle being waged by the
U.S. as it tried to prevent the Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) from being admitted as a state member
of the World Health Organization. Among those present at
the opening day of WHO's U2nd assembly was Fathi Arafat,
right, brother of PLO chairman Yasir Arafat. (APIWxde
World Photo).
By RABBI MARC H. TANENBAUM
On the surface, it appeared
to be a moral contradiction
the Pentagon sponsoring a
"National Day of Prayer"
observance on May 4.
The anomaly, as I first per-
ceived it, was that the Penta-
gon, the Defense Department
and all the branches of the
armed forces which it houses
have one primary mission: the
defense of the national secur-
ity. The central objective of all
military training is to be pre-
pared to kill in order to protect
the nation.
Prayer at its deepest levels
is to affirm the preciousness of
life, the pursuit of peace and
social justice.
Yet as the keynote speaker
at that Pentagon observance, I
sensed something special at
work in this experience.
The generals, the colonels,
the foot soldiers, airmen and
sailors are not 19th century
Prussian Junkers nor 18th cen-
tury Janissaries, whose iden-
tity rested on obsessive
Israeli
Woman
Ordained
Einat Ramon, the first
Israeli-born woman to become
a rabbi, was ordained by The
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America at its 95th com-
mencement Thursday, May 18.
Ambassador Simcha Dinitz,
chairman of the executive of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and the Jewish Agency for
Israel, received an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters and
delivered the commencement
address.
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destruction and killing for the
sake of domination.
This is the" military of an
American democratic society,
and its validation derives from
its preparedness to defend
human dignity, civil and politi-
cal liberties, and social justice.
In defending justice and lib-
erty in the world, the Penta-
gon must at the same time, I
believe, be continuously vigi-
The shared experience of
Catholics, Protestants, Jews,
blacks, whites the backbone
of the U.S. Army, Air Force,
Navy and Marines in that
Pentagon Prayer Day in full
mutual respect was a healthy
demonstration that the Ameri-
can genius of "unity in the
midst of diversity" is alive and
well.
Oprah Winfrey Apology
And Mass Media Damage
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) Not all
Jewish leaders are satisfied
with the apology made last
week by Oprah Winfrey, host
of the popular talk show, for
featuring a mentally ill guest
who claimed Jews practice rit-
ual infanticide.
Winfrey and her producers
met in Chicago with represen-
tatives of Jewish organiza-
tions, chosen by the Anti-Defa-
mation League of B'nai B'rith,
to mend fences and seek guid-
ance to prevent potential
recurrences.
After the meeting, Winfrey
and her production company,
Harpo Productions, made a
statement of their own, and
Jewish representatives drew
up a joint statement of re-
sponse to that. However, the
American Jewish Congress
released its own statement
expressing dissatisfaction with
Winfrey's apology.
The statement, made by the
group's associate executive
director, Phil Baum, found
"inadequate" the program's
response "to the harm done by
the dissemination by one of her
guests of religious canards
about Jews and Judaism."
A joint statement by Jewish
community leaders was not re-
leased until Friday, after
everyone present at the meet-
ing had read and approved the
text. It said, "We were satis-
fied that Oprah Winfrey and
her staff did not intend to
offend anyone and that Oprah
was genuinely sorry for any
offense or misunderstanding."
Baum, saying Winfrey's
regrets "cannot possibly reach
any significant part of the mas-
sive audience" that watched
the program, suggested she
make amends on camera "to
make it plain to her audience
that she regards all such com-
ments with revulsion and con-
tempt."
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The Gulden's Taste
CREAM Of CAULIFLOWER SOUP
1 head cauliflower; broken
into florets
Va cup butter or marganne,
melted
Vi cup chopped celery
v, cup chopped onion
y> cup flour
1 quart vegetable broth
Vi cup shredded Chedder
Cheese
V> teaspoon ground black
pepper
Vb teaspoon ground
nutmeg
3 tablespoons Gulden's
Spicy Brown Mustard
1 cup heavy cream
Steam cauliflower, set aside a few florets as a garnish
Puree cauliflower in food processor, blender or food mill
Saute celery and onion in butter Stir in flour Over medium
heat add broth, cheese, pepper and nutmeg Stirring con-
stantly, bring to a boil Stir in pureed cauliflower Remove
from neat, stir in mustard If a smoother consistency is
desired, reprocess Add cream, stir to warm over low
heat Garnish before serving
Makes 6-8 servings
\Vi cups mayonnaise
v> cup f tablespoon Gulden s
Spicy Brown Mustard
2 tablespoons lemon |uice
2 apples, cored and chopped
2 small heads shredded red
cabbage
v> cup chopped walnuts
'.. cup chopped celery
Combine mayonnaise
and mustard set aside
Mix together lemon
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Showdown Demanded Over Election Law..........................................
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By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM t-JTA) -
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir faces an imminent show-
down within his own Herut
party over his proposals for
Palestinian elections in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Industry and Trade Minister
Ariel Sharon, the most out-
spoken opponent of the plan,
announced that he would con-
vene "within 10 days" the
Herut Central Committee,
which he chairs, to debate the
matter.
The elections are the corner-
stone of the peace plan Israel
has presented to the United
States. The idea is for Pales-
tinians in the territories to
elect representatives with
whom Israel would negotiate
an interim autonomy arrange-
ment.
But Sharon, calling the plan
"a maior calamity,' claims it
would lead to the creation of a
Palestinian state "and to the
partition of Jerusalem."
Political observers say that
if Shamir and his closest ally,
Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens, are unable to head off
the Central Committee ses-
sion, they will face a fierce
battle between Herut hard-
liners and the relatively mod-
erate elements in the party.
A key figure is housing Min-
ister David Levy, who is
deputy premier. While usually
moderate in Herut affairs, he
has spoken out against aspects
of Shamir's plan.
But political observers say
that even if Levy backs
Sharon, Shamir will still com-
mand a sizeable majority in the
Central Committee, whose
membership exceeds 2,000.
A free copy of the Code of Jewish Family Purity is now
being distributed by The Committee of Jewish Family
Purity under the organization's founder, Rabbi Michel
Neuman. The book is printed in eight languages, including,
English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, French, Russian,
Persian and Hungarian.
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2mg
0.2mgnic
LOWEST
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Of all soft pack HDD's
By U.S. Gov't. testing method.
All BRAND STYLES ABOVE ARE 100mm.
Compeiilive tar and nicotine levels reflect the FTC method.
BOX: Less than 0.5 mg. W toss than 0.05 mg. nicotine, SOFT PACK
FILTER, MENTHOL: 1 mg. "tar;' 0.1 mg. nicotine, av. per cigarette,
BOX 100*5: Less than 0.5 mg. "tarf less than 0.05 mg. nicotine, SOFT
PACK OTi. ALTER: 2 mg. "tar; 0.2 mg. nicotine, SOFT PACK loo's,
MENTHOL; 3 mg. "taC 0.3 mg. nicotine, av. per cigarette by
FTC method.
SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Smoking
Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health.


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