The Jewish Floridian of South County

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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Jewish Floridian of South Broward
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Boca Raton, Fla
F.K. Shochet.
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December 10, 1982
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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The Apr. 20, 1990 issue of The Jewish Floridian of South County is bound in and filmed with v. 20 of The Jewish Floridian of South Broward.

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Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Defray Beach and Highland Beach
Volume 4 Number 42
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, December 10. 1982
P ftMSmctnt
Price 35 Cent*
State Dep 't.
PLO Didn't
Say 'No'
To Reagan
(JTA) The State De-
partment maintains that
the Palestine Liberation
Organization's Central
Council did not reject Pres-
ident Reagan's Middle East
peace initiative when the
60-member PLO group crit-
icized the proposals at its
meeting in Damascus last
Instead. Department Deputy
spokesman Alan Romberg said
Continued on Page 15
Siyum Hatorah
Being Too Jewish'?
Can It Divide Your
Copyright Baltimore Jewish Ttme*
Reprint by Special Arrangement
Yosef s thin, bony hands
trembled with frustration;
his pressed white shirt
soaked up his perspiration.
He pointed a long finger at
the rows and rows of Jew-
ish books in his library.
And from those shelves,
with their laws and inter-
pretations, the rabbis and
the scholars seemed to look
down on us.
There," he said to the inter-
viewer. "There's the truth. Why
do people stare? Why do our fam-
ilies wonder? Why are we looked
al as being different because
we follow the truth?
"Why do you put us always
underneath a microscope like
we're way out or crazy?" he
through that microscope often.
Me remembers when he could call
his 24-year-old son Joe; when his
son would eat in his home; watch
a ballgame and have a beer on
Saturday afternoon or help run
the family business, even on a
Jewish holiday.
"I'm not bitter."Bernard says.
"I think it's a wonderful experi-
ence. I just wish he could have
been a little less extreme."
Bernard raised his children as
Reform Jews. They attended a
temple for high holiday services
and didn't keep kosher. And now
Yosef doesn't share the same ex-
periences with his family. In-
stead, like thousands throughout
the world, he became part of the
spiritual tidal wave known as the
ba'al teshuvah movement, or
those who have returned to
There are different degrees of
teshuvah, or return, ranging from
merely taking a course or two in
Jewish literature to keeping the
Sabbath and living by the letter
of the law each and every
moment. In any case, it directly
confronts the individual with the
spiritual dimensions of his life. It
asks him to weigh God's word
against humanism. It presents
Temple Beth Shalom of Cen-
tury Village in Boca Raton
proudly announces that on the
second day of Chanukah, Sun-
day, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. a Siyum
will take place at the Sanctuary
on the 2nd floor of the Adminis-
tration Building.
\v The Torah which will be com-
pleted and dedicated, is given by
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Levy in
honor of her parents.
At the opening ceremonies the
Torah will be borne under a
Chupah, with music, song and
dance to the Clubhouse Party
After an enlightening and en-
tertaining program, the inscrip-
tion, by the Sofer (Scribe) of let-
ters representing the names of
members, their families, or
friends and also of deceased in-
dividuals will begin.
Dancing, music and refresh-
ments will follow.
All of the surrounding commu-
nities are urged to join the Cen-
tury Village residents in sharing
this rare experience and great
him with laws that are black or
white, and a lifestyle radically
different from most.
OF THE 6a'at teshuvah move-
ment, much has by now been
written. But the commitment and
the discipline it often evokes in
the newly-observant can drive a
wedge between him and his loved
ones, between him and all those
with whom he has until then
shared a life. And of this poten-
tial disruption of friendships and
family relationships virtually
nothing has been written.
To some of those interviewed
for this story, talking about their
new lives came with no apparent
difficulty. But to others, opening
up to a reporter who didn't nec-
essarily share their faith in all its
particulars was fraught with ten-
"Do you believe in everything
we talked about to be true?" one
Continued on Page 2
Phyllis Charme Assumes
Newly Created Post
With great enthusiasm Margie
Baer, Women's Division Chair-
man, announces that the Area
Chairman for Women's Division
is the very special Phyllis
Phyllis will be coordinating the
Fund Raising Events in the Del
Aire. Hamlet, Boca Lago and Es-
tancia. This is a new concept for
Women's Division. Holding area
events will foster a greater com-
munity spirit and a sense of dedi-
cation and involvement.
Phyllis moved to Boca Raton
just one year ago from Dayton,
Ohio and immediately became
active with Federation. In Day-
Continued on Page 13
We Know Who Did It
Israel Embassy in Quito Hit by Terrorist Bomb
QUITO, Ecuador, -
(JTA) The Israeli
Embassy here was rocked
by a powerful explosion
Sunday morning that left
two people dead and a third
seriously wounded. Israeli
Ambassador Eliecer
Armon, who was at work in
his office but escaped
unharmed when the
dynamite charge went off,
denounced the bombing as
a "criminal act which has
caused innocent victims."
The Embassy was cordoned off
by the national police immediate-
ly after the 10:40 a.m. explosion,
while bomb experts from SIC, the
Ecuadorian security agency, and
Interpol searched the building for
more explosives.
ACCORDING to eyewitness
reports, a young man entered the
four-story building, in which the
I sraeli Embassy occupies the top
floor, carrying a suitcase. On the
third floor, he opened the suitcase
and to the astonishment of the
people who were in the corridor at
the time, he lit several sticks of
dynamite and started to climb
the staircase towards the
Embassy offices.
Raising the alarm, they scared
the terrorist who abandoned the
suitcase and ran downstairs and
into the street. In the ensuing
panic, Ambassador Armon and
the rest of the Israeli diplomatic
staff, along with the employees of
several commercial offices, es-
caped from the building.
Two Ecuadorian national civil
Continued on Page 15

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_____________________The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, Deceiiiber 10
Are You Being Too Jewish'?
Can Return to Tradition Divide the Family?
Continued from Page 1
ba'al teshuuah, "Ephraim,"
asked his interviewer. (First
names introduced in quotations
have been changed.) "If you do,
then how come you're not frum
(observant)? How can you even
write a story about something
you're not?"
"Sarah," his wife, saw he was
becoming angry and uncharac-
teristically broke into the conver-
sation to calm him down. The
couple, recently married, were
from Conservative Jewish back-
grounds. They had met in Israel,
where Ephraim had studied at
Yeshiva Or Samayach, a school
where many ba'alTeshuvahsshed
their pasts and intellectually
regroup, a school to catch up with
one's Jewish heritage.
SARAH SAT in an easy chair.
Dressed in modest clothing, her
head covered, she talked about
how she became observant. This
was her second spiritual ex-
periment, she explained. The first
came with Eastern yoga and me-
ditation. Rut the yoga failed to
exercise her spiritually and intel-
lectually, to the point where she'd
change her life to live "truth."
"I was searching for some-
thing." she said. "There was a
need for more meaning in my life
There was nothing really Jewish
prior to I hat in my life. I was
looking for something and here it
Ephraim declared that it was
impossible for an observant Jew
to discuss with someone not
observant his feelings of Torah:
"People drive by us as we walk
on the street and think we're nuts
or something." he said. "They
don't understand that we deal
with life not from a weak place
but from a strong place. And the
intimate feelings we have with
our lives are intangible, and
certainly not to be understood by
those who watch us."
TO EPHRAIM, the term ba'al
tvshuvuh should apply to almost
everyone. "Everyone should try
\ be improving himself," he
said. "That's why something like
this could never be likened to a
religious cult. After seeing what
Judaism is, the cults are
ridiculous. Cults don't ask for
self-examination. Cults don't ask
you to question."
Ephraim and Sarah say their
respective families have reacted
moderately to their lifestyle
change, but still there is a dis-
tance, a distance the couple don't
like, but one they see created by
their families, not them.
"To sit down and be singled
out isn't that encouraging,"
Ephraim said, "and it does hurt a
little "
"They don't understand us,"
Sarah said of her family. "They
respect us, but they ask us why
we are different. Sometimes I
think they're bitter."
FOR SARAH'S parents, who
did agree to be interviewed,their
daughter's transformation from
yoga follower to observant Jew
was unsettling because of the
radical aspect of the philosoph-
ical swing it represented.
Ironically, Sarah's move was
spurred by actions they them-
selves took.
Worried about her involvement
in the Eastern movements,
"Harry and Peggy Goldstein"
sought counseling from the
National Conference of Syna-
gogue Youth (NCSY) to see how
they could "get their daughter
back." After an interview with
NCSY director Yitzchock Lowen-
braun, the parents agreed to let
the rabbi make contact with
"She went to New York for a
seder, and that did it," Harry re-
called. "She liked everything
about It. She said she found the
truth in the Torah." The Gold-
steins were glad Sarah was now
associating with sincere Jews
again. What they didn't plan on,
however, was Sarah's total trans-
"We felt it was too extreme,"
her father said. "It tickled us
that she became involved with
Judaism. Hit we felt it was too
much. We wanted her to
moderate, but she's the type of
kid who go -N all the way with
something. She was becoming a
part of a different breed from us.
We even took her to a Conserva-
tive rabbi who told her. 'You're a
good young kid. go out and enjoy
life.' But she felt left out after
that unless she was with her new
Orthodox friends."
SARAH MET Ephraim. who
was coming through the yeshiva
route to rediscover his Judaism,
and soon they were married.
Harry and Peggy paid for the
entire wedding, done in strict Or-
thodox style. It was the first
"men dance with men." or segre-
gated, wedding they'd ever seen.
Peggy respects her daughter
for her new faith and lifestyle,
but misses the special relation-
ship they once had. "We used to
spend more time together,
meeting for lunch or shopping,"
she said. "This limits our activi-
ties. We used to get together as a
family on Friday nights, but this
makes it harder. She'll sometimes
have dinner here but with her
own plates and utensils." For a
moment, the room is filled with
an awkward silence.
"Say what you will," says her
husband abruptly, "it's a beauti-
ful life if you want it. We have
pressures that build up on us all
week. For them, they have 24
hours where work and worries are
completely cut off.Their spirit is
beautiful. It's a joyful life. We
respect and love them dearly."
' MOSHE" adjusts his brown
yarmulke as a gusting wind al-
most pulls it from its hair clip. He
listens for a moment and then
looks down at his feet. He wishes
his parents had reacted more as
the Goldsteins did.
"I was raised Reform, liberal
and secular," Moshe (Morris)
said. "We were high holiday
Jews, Sunday school Jews, but
that was it. I never had a Bar
Mitzvah. And it never dawned on
me to look for the differences be-
tween a Jew and a non-Jew."
Moshe studied philosophy and
government while at college. And
it was meeting students in those
courses that made him question
his own faith. He was always
being asked to explain the Jewish
stands on certain issues to his
Christian friends. And each time,
he would come away empty, with
nothing substantive to say.
"SO I started looking at the
Jewish religion and what it had
to say about right and wrong,"
he said. "I went to our Reform
rabbi, who was friendly to me. He
told me to study and to question.
But I went to the Reform temple
on Friday nights, and there
didn't seem to be a serious
system of religion. It was ritual-
istic and social, more social than
"You can judge a movement
by the people in the move-
ment."Moshe said. "This brand
of Judaism to me was the equi-
valent of secular liberalism. I
needed consistency, something
that was black and white, right or
Moshe, a computer program-
mer, was hungry for the search.
I le read a great deal on his own
about Judaism until he decided
to go to an Orthodox synagogue
and see for himself. Ironically, he
look his non-Jewish girlfriend
with him to the services.
"I was nervous," he said. "We
sat in the back and just watched.
There was this ecstasy there. It
was obvious that something
special was happening. The peo-
ple- were serious about their spir-
ituality. Something was much
MOSHE STAYED with what
he saw and now is committed to
Orthodoxy. He attends an Ortho-
dox synagogue, wears his yar-
mulke almost always and spends
a great deal of free time studying.
After a late start, he figures, he's
got some catching up to do.
For Moshe, however, the joy of
Judaism came with the bitterness
at his family's lack of support.
"All they gave me was hostility,"
he said. "They'd ask me why I
was doing this. They told me I
was giving up all my good values
and being a fanatic. It hurt, and
it still does. It's something we
cannot even talk about." Moshe's
parents would not be inter-
Moshe married "Hinda," a
woman raised as an observant
Jew. And while Moshe faced the
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family, Hinda s marrying a ba'al
teshuuah with a Reform back-
ground didn't please her side.
"WHEN I met him. I didn't
realize or couldn't imagine that
the person I was getting so close
to didn't even keep kosher," she
said. "I mean we're talking steak
with sour cream for dinner. I
couldn't believe he was raised
that way. But Moshe was sincere,
and I never met anyone with that
kind of sincerity before in my life.
He was changing and I realized
how courageous he was to
change. He had felt that he hurt
his parents."
Hinda's parents were vehe-
mently opposed to their relation-
ship and eventual marriage.
"They felt I was losing myself
into his background, and that I
was a disgrace for doing it. I was
19 when I met him, and I would
have married a plumber if I fell in
love with him. They went so far
as to contact his parents, to find
out if he was really Jewish. My
brother even ordered me to break
it up. But we were so close, and I
"My parents love him now,"
she continued. "Moshe's family
thinks of us aa tramps. They look
down at my parents as poor, un-
educated slobs."
"HARVEY" has a good rap-
port with his ba'al teshuuah son.
"Ben," and his wife, who reside
in Milwaukee. But even Harvey,
who owns his own firm in Balti-
more, thought that his son's
early fascination with the faith
was a passing stage.
"I'm a parent of five," he said,
"and as a parent you see your
kids overreact to different things.
One day it's drama, the next it's
sports. But at an early age for
Ben, it became readily apparent
that this was meaningful for
Ben. now a rabbi, went
through what could be called a
typical ba'al teshuuah route,
starting with NCSY involvement
as a teen-ager, attending an Is-
raeli yeshiva, gaining a rabbinic
ordination at Ner Israel and
adding a master's in administra-
tive education from Loyola.
"MY WIFE and I were typi-
cally stunned," Harvey said.
"We first thought that it was not
going to be for real. He never
really knew his brothers and
sisters. They didn't get to
know him as this maturing Or-
thodox person. They just were
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not on the same wave lengths. He
really got caught up in total com-
mitment and rigidity. We had our
differences when he came home.
He was different. He had prob-
lems with us putting the lights on
during the Sabbath. Our family
keeps a kosher home, but we're
not totally observant. We're not
the real, practicing Orthodox
"So," he continued, "it did
Wke some compromises. He
doesn't eat and won't eat his
mothers cooking unless it's
certain deli or canned dishes.
Otherwise, it might as well be
poison ivy.
"We do get reactions from
other friends and family, and
sometimes it's not that positive,"
he added. "But I just say to them
that they're acting as if I per-
mitted him to do something
malicious and degrading, and
they know it's not that way at all.
Why do I have to give him per-
mission for anything? He's his
own person. If he believes in this,
then that's the way it has to be.
I'll tell you one thing, this whole
thing has made me a better Jew.
I have a greater understanding of
the traditions and the survival of
Judaism and ... I'm proud of
THERE ARE, of course, vary-
ing degrees of study and obser-
vance. But even such changes as
wearing longer skirts all of a
sudden or not turning the televi-
sion on during the Sabbath can
become serious household issues,
especially if the person is a teen-
ager growing up in a nonobser-
\ ant home. Rabbi Lowenbraun's
eyes show quiet anger as he lists
NCSY teen-agers who have had
trouble keeping their faith be-
cause of a home conflict with a
parent or a sibling.
Deborah" is one such girl,
who at 15 was almost thrown out
of her house because she wanted
to keep kosher. "It's not some-
thing they want to talk about at
home, "shesaid.
But for teen-agers, peer
pressure can be an even greater
problem. During the years, self-
image and confidence are apt to
reflect how "cool" one is or isn't.
And being a ba'al teshuvah just
isn't very cool.
"Orthodoxy was just too
confining for some of my
friends." Julie, 19, said. "I never
really wanted to go with the kids
from school. It can be very lonely
for a teen-ager, and usually they
have to fight for what they want
with their friends and their
I HAVE changed my life."
she said, "but they (her parents)
didn't have to change theirs.
Mom bought kosher food; I said
I wouldn't eat at home otherwise.
They never expected me to come
this far."
Lowenbraun advises restraint
to the young ba'al teshuvah.
Honoring one's parents is one of
the holiest of laws. And once
youths disagree with parents or
speak out against not observing
the Sabbath, they risk breaking
the commandment.
"There's no way to make a
blanket statement about this,"
Lowenbraun said. "I talk to the
kids and I talk to their parents.
There are ways of getting around
disrespect to keep the Sabbath or
lo keep kosher. It's something
that the parent and the kid and I
can work out. If a parent is
violating the Sabbath and the
voungster wants to keep it. the
youngster needs to follow the
p ibbath without violating it. But
1 don't expect teen-agers to defy
1 heir parents. They need to listen
"> J-hem. But, again, this is a
difficult question to answer
'Use you have to take each
"tuation separately and try to
if out. And usually it can be
forked out."
'ISA COONIN. a 21-year-old
Can Return to Tradition Divide the Family?
Rabbi Lowenbraun
adviser with NCSY, counsels the
youths who run into difficulties
with their loved ones over be-
coming observant. "When I was
becoming observant," she said,
"I was loving it. My friends
didn't always like the religious
part, they thought it was boring.
But I had a good time with it.
Parents do have to alter their
lifestyles a little bit. Like some-
times my parents will still go
shopping on the Sabbath.
Usually I don't think about what
they're doing. But I really wish
they'd see what I see in this kind
of life.
"We are always seeing certain
kids who become religious over-
night because they need some-
one," she continued. "These are
the ones we worry about most.
We tell kids to be intelligent
uhout it. that they shouldn't do
anything radically different
around the house. We tell them
not to attempt to keep the
Sabbath right away at home.
What they have to do is show
their parents and friends that
what they are doing is res-
ponsible. Their mother might
think it's crazy not to turn the
lights on or off. but if you believe
in it, then you should do it.
"I think parents think it's a
threat," she added. "Here
outsiders are coming, influencing
their kid, who turns around and
tells the parent that they've
found a better way. And that
your way, Mommy and Daddy, is
"IT TAKES guts to be reli-
gious and it's very easy to tell
someone to be religious." she
said, "but we don't go home with
them at night."
Enter Rabbi Lowenbraun, the
bearded Baltimore director of
NCSY. and guru to many ob-
servant youths and young adults.
Lowenbraun's easygoing demea-
nor makes him easy to talk to,
and it is easy to see why young
and old alike place such trust in
him. His concern for keeping the
faith's standards is clearly all-
consuming. He also spends much
time working with those at-
tracted to the cults instead of
their own faith.
Lowenbraun doesn't see
Orthodoxy as a class of cult, nor
does he think the 6a'at teshuvah
is a prime cult candidate. "There
have been studies done on what
kind of person becomes ob-
servant," he said. "We've found
them to be more educated, grad
student types, not losers like
those who join the cults.
"You do have losers who say
they're observant, but they
usually don't hang around long.
Because here you're asked to
think for yourself. In a cult,
you're told to accept what is
given to you. They are based on
compliance and the most compli-
ant are the most successful. A lot
of these kids in cults are easy
"PEOPLE WHO become
observant," he continued,
"usually have a very strong
Jewish consciousness to begin
with. They've always felt Jewish
and haven't had a way to let it
Lowenbraun gets his share of
youths who are finding conflict
with their parents over ob-
servance. "When a child is 10
years old. he looks at his father as
being equal to God. And when
you teach them about God, these
children believe you. These kids
are open to religion. But when
they get past 13, they find out
that their own parents are only
religious up to a point. They pick
ip- the feeling of it's good to be
le wish, but not too Jewish. They
as k. 'Why should I go to Hebrew
-.chool, when I see you going to
the ballgame?' "
Should the youth decide to
associate with observant youths,
it makes a big difference in his
life at home and school, and
among his friends. "There is so
much peer pressure," Lowen-
braun said. "If you haven't be?n
around it in years, it's hard to
When kids get past 13, they find their
parents are religious only to a point
-Rabbi Lowenbraun
imagine. Even wearing a yar-
mulke takes incredible courage. I
can find no personal sacrifice to
match it. It's really not cool.
"THEN THERE are the
relations with nonobservant
parents." he continued. "A lot of
kids whose parents don't like
what's going on do like the idea
that the kids are picking up the
culture they didn't. Some
parents. though, remain
iH'wildered. 'I brought you up, so
you do our thing our way.'
Sometimes they'll call me in
distress, asking me, 'What
happened to my baby?' "
Lowenbraun would not release
the names and phone numbers of
youths having difficulties with
their parents because of their
"Dov Baverman's" children
would probably issue a "no
comment" about their father.
Because in an exact reversal,
Beverman became a ba'al
teshuvah in his mid-50s and now,
at age 72, a trembling fear comes
to his eyes when he tries to tell of
his relationship with his children,
who have rejected his beliefs.
"Can we not talk about that?"
he asked. "Being a ba'al
teshuvah is for everybody, not
just the young. I feel sorry for old
people who hang out at the Plaza
and talk about their benefits all
lie said he became observant
YET FROM within the fold, it
can be just as hard: "My parents
couldn't see what was happening
inside of me." says Ephraim,
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, December 10 \^2
Likud MK Was Not All That Far Off the Mark
It is easy to rebuke Likud Member of
the Knesset Yitzhak Zeyger for his demand
that the commission of inquiry into the
Beirut camps massacres resign. A fanciful
view of Israeli democracy in action
suggests that the country should go down
the road to suicide, if necessary, with a
song in its heart.
That is what Israel's Attorney General
Yitzhak Zamir did when he threatened
Zeyger with a "prima facie act that requires
a police criminal investigation."
This is something like Miranda in the
U.S., no doubt. Give the criminal every
right; damn the victim.
We are not necessarily agreeing that
the commission, as Zeyger demands, ought
to resign. What we are saying is that self-
examination is one thing, but the growing
sentiment for punishment is quite another.
Punishment of Prime Minister Begin. Of
Generals Sharon and Eitan. Of Foreign
Minister Shamir. Of others.
One good question is: In matters of
morality, where do you draw the line? Cer-
tainly, this is what people will be asking
who have come to see Israel as standing
today on the spit of their ultimate purpose
as a nation. If Israel ducks the findings of
the commission of inquiry, then in their
view Israel apparently forfeits its right to
Facing a Truism
The grim truth is that nations do not
survive on the basis of fulfilling the in-
terests of others alone. As with individuals,
the self is the starting point, even in
matters of profound love between two
people. The rule is simple: Love yourself
first, or you will never be able to love the
What Israel must be cautious about is
pursuing its inquiry into Shatila and Sabra
with an eye on U .S. public opinion. Sen.
Henry Jackson's view of the matter over
national television last Sunday, which
suggested that the inquiry is scoring many
points for Israel on Capitol Hill, should be
beside the point.
Because on Capitol Hill, as in the self-
interested capitals of Europe and in the
hearts of Israel's Arab enemies, the inquiry
merely sustains the growing propagandist
ic picture of Israel as a racist entity bent on
genocide ol the Palestinians. The com-
mission of inquiry is but a surrogate for
Nuremberg doing a suicidal job.
Those who like Israel's silly Attorney
General merely cry, "Damn the torpedoes:
full speed ahead." seem to be blind to the
fact that the torpedoes are making full
speed. Right on Jerusalem.
Rabbinic Rivalry
We regard with ever-growing amazement
the rivalry and even outright internecine
warfare waged by the
Orthodox Jewish community in the
columns of the daily newspapers during the
past few weeks. It is, to say the least, a
Chilu Ha'Shem, literally a desecration of
the Name of God and of his Command-
We have in mind the eruv on
Beach, that boundary set by rabbinical
committee to extend the area outside of the
home of Sabbath observant Jews where
they may carry forbidden items as an act of
socialization and be freed of the fear that
they are desecrating the Sabbath by per-
forming work.
The warfare began with opposing
Orthodox rabbis rushing into print in the
media with their own views of the eruv,
whether it was "kosher" or not according
to halacha. Whether the "other side"
(Orthodox opponents) were in fact author-
ized to speak as authorities. Whether peo-
ple might not sin unwittingly who accepted
the eruv on the advice of one side while, ac-
cording to the "other side," it was illegal.
Supposedly distinguished and learned
authorities know where such disputes
should have been worked out in the first
place. At a Beth Din, of course. It might
not have earned them any publicity. On the 1
other hand, precisely because of that, they
would have avoided the demeaning strug-
gle in the press. And also avoided ridicul-
ing, not only themselves, but the sacred
notion of the eruv, itself, which by now
must seem mighty humorous to those who
know little or nothing about it.
We are not saying that there is no room
for disagreement so far as an eruv is con-
cerned. Or so far as any other matter of re-
ligious doctrine is concerned either. We are
merely saying that there is some profound
and even shameful rabbinic irresponsibility
in the way in which some leaders of the
Orthodox Jewish community handled what
is, after all, a highly spiritual and personal
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Friday, December 10, 1982
Volume 4
IMAGINE, if you can. Prime
Minister Begins agony. And the
bitter irony now victimizing him.
The agony is at first glance only
slightly less apparent than the
irony. It is crowned by the death
of his wife. Aliza Begin was a
very private person, and it is not
hard to understand that she did
not take well to the notoriety of
her husband's high station from
the moment he was elected to the
prime ministership in 1976.
Inevitably, he must reckon
with the negative emotional
impact of this on her fragile
health. For a long time he will
wonder whether it hastened her
death. Or he will ask himself:
How could the international
opprobrium heaped upon him.
including from pusillanimous
Jews, not have contributed to a
deterioration in her condition,
particularly when from her point
of view, it might all have been
avoided if only he had not been
elected in the first place, and by a
marginal fluke at that?
SURELY, Mr. Begin must be
thinking these things now. and
especially because of the guilt he
undoubtedly feels that he was on
a U.S. tour, rather than at his
wife's hospital bedside, when she
died. He embarked upon the tour,
despite her encouragement that
he do so. knowing full well there
was a good chance she would take
a turn for the worse.
The agony goes beyond this. I
spoke to Mr. Begin some ten
years ago in Jerusalem, when as a
Herutnik he was an insolated
loner in the Israeli world of the
unsinkable Labor Party- He was,
at the time, glad to talk to
anybody who would pay some
attention to him.
Shortly after that, I inter-
viewed the extreme right-wing,
racist Member of Parliament in
London, Enoch Powell, whose
political beliefs for better or
worse are only now gaining
public sympathy among many
I SUGGEST no real ideolo-
gical equivalency between Begin
and Powell, but it struck me then
how similar were the conditions
of their political insolvency. F.ach
was a rebel without a cause; each
had no hope of achieving electoral
Within four years, however,
Mr. Begin did. He became Prime
Minister on the heap of ashes
fired by the military-govern-
mental scandal attending the
1973 Yom Kippur War. Here was
Mr. Begin's chance to show what
he could do for his country that
would be different from what his
I.aborite foes had wrought
The Camp David accords

brought him within a hair of that.
But a peanut-brained preacher
from Plains, Ga., and a public
relations smoothie from Cairo,
both of whom now are but
beginning to be understood in the
public mind for what they truly
were, brought Mr. Begin low. The
characteristic Israeli inability to
cope with the merchandising
world of self-advertisement was
his ultimate nemesis.
The contumely Mr. Begin
suffered as a non-entity when I
interviewed him in Jerusalem in
1972 was a mere quiet moment in
the symphonic orchestration of
contumely he suffers today on
the international stage of dupli-
citious Western Realpolitik and
in the editorial rooms of the
courtesan media.
i he Holocaust. Much to the
distaste of the Europeans of the
West and the Communists of the
Fast, he will not let them forget
The Prime Minister preaches
endlessly on the subject to the
extent that some consider this
predisposition in him to be boring
if not outright offensive a
civili/.ational lapse.
Now comes Israel's com-
mission of inquiry into the mas-
sacre at Shatila and Sabra which,
those most irritated by Mr.
Begin's Holocaustic preach-
ments, are suddenly labeling as a
"holocaust" themselves. Sud-
denly, they are the preachers and
the moralizera, and not subjected
to contumely for it either. Quite
/.he contrary.
This pattern first took form as
a global anti-Israeli principle
when the United Nations passed
its infamous "Zionism is racism"
declaration back in the 1970s.
IMAGINE then, if you cuutlw
deep resentment, if not outright
rage, that Mr. Begin must feel
these days when the term,
"holocaust," is used so illicitly as
a synonym for the Holocaust,
of the
that human depravity
Hitler era based on the world s
. ,k ? backdrop of sjfent response to it about which
agony there is the u-ony that he speaks at the drop of a hat as
victimizes him. If nothing else,
Mr. Begin is a prophetic voice of Continued on Page 13

Friday, December 10, 1962
Page 5
State Department 'Welcomes' Rescinding of Pledge
The State De-
partment has welcomed the
Israeli decision to no longer
demand that foreign teach-
ers at West Bank univer-
sities sign a pledge not to
support or assist the Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
tion or any other hostile
group, but refused to take
credit for the change.
Department spokesman John
Hughes said that based on news-
paper reports about the new
directive, the Department "wel-
In Fact, Shultz
Was in It from the Start
comes what appears to be a
moderation" of the earlier direc-
tive. The new requirement would
give foreign workers, including
teachers, a one-year-work permit
instead of the three-month visa
they now receive. It carries the
stipulation that if the holder of
the permit "gives aid or support
to the PLO or other hostile
groups," the permit will be with-
change announced this week was
a "response" to Secretary of
State George Shultz' strong at-
tack on the pledge last week. He
said it was "an internal matter"
for the Israeli government and
that Shultz had said what he had
to say based on what he con-
sidered a violation of academic
freedom. Shultz called the re-
quirement that the teachers sign
the pledges a violation of
academic freedom which he com-
pared to the loyalty oaths some
American schools required of
teachers in the 1950s.
Meanwhile, Hughes had no
comment on a report that Morris
Draper, Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary of State for Near East and
South Asian Affairs, accused Is-
rael on Saturday, Sept. 18, of re-
sponsibility for the massacres at
the two Palestinian refugee
camps in Beirut and demanded
that Israel stop the massacre by
Lebanese Christians. Draper's
remarks were quoted to the Is-
raeli board of inquiry by Bruce
Kashdan, the Israeli Foreign
Ministry's representative in Bei-
rut. Hughes also had no comment
on whether the U.S. would permit
Draper to testify before the board
which is investigating the massa-
How the Fracas Began
The controversy began in
government circles over the
intention of the West Bank
civil administration to
apply the anti-Palestine
Liberation Organization
pledge requirement to
Christian clergymen and
women working in the area.
There was also a groundswell
of feeling within the academic
(-(immunity against the civil
administration's policy of re-
quiring foreign academics at
West Bank universities to sign
the pledge or leave the country.
SOME 200 leading Israeli aca-
demics were reported to have
signed a petition against the
application of the pledge to aca-
demics on the West Bank. The
petition, which reportedly in-
cluded the signatures of some
past winners of the prestigious
"Israel Prize," was organized
according to informed sources,
before U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz called on the
academic community in Israel
and elsewhere to take a stand
against the pledge requirement.
Link Denied to Shultz
Attack at Press Conference
Twenty-one foreign lecturers,
mainly at Bir Zeit University and
Al Najah University in Nablus,
were forced to leave the country
when the civil administration
refused to extend their work
permits because they refused to
sign the anti-PLO pledge. More
than 100 other foreign academics
working in West Bank ins-
titutions could have been affected
when the time came for them to
extend their work permits.
The pledge read: "I hereby .
undertake to desist from com-
mitting any act or rendering any
service which is likely to give
assistance or support to the
organization called the PLO or to
other hostile organizations as
defined by law."
Only a handful of visiting aca-
demics on the West Bank signed
it. The majority refused on the
grounds that it infringed upon
academic freedom and freedom of
thought. The protest signed by
the 200 Israeli academics said the
pledge would "turn the univer-
sity staff into an instrument for
achieving political objectives."
GOVERNMENT and Jerusa-
lem municipal circles who
especially opposed extending the
signing requirement to clerics
said this would generate inter-
national outrage far greater than
the row over the academics. It
would inevitably be seen, they
contended, as an attempt by
Israeli authorities to curtain reli-
gious freedoms and upset the
Secretary ofStat
delicate religious status quo.
The civil administration
contended that the pledge was
similar to those demanded by the
immigration authorities in the
U.S. and other Western coun-
tries. They stressed that
academics and clerics were not
being singled out for its applica-
tion. On the contrary, all foreign
persons wishing to live and work
on the West Bank were required
to sign, and working clerics
should not be given favorable
Continued on Page 13
Little Public Understanding
Israel's Strategic Importance to U.S. Given Little PR Play
Memo Weinberger Signed
Would Clarify 'Mystery'
Israeli army unit on the go in Lebanon
The American Is-
rael Public Affairs Com-
mittee believes that most
Americans, including Jews,
do not realize the strategic
importance of Israel to the
national security of the
United States.
To remedy this, AIPAC is
issuing a series of monographs
that will deal with the strategic
issue as well as with political and
economic topics involved in U.S.-
Israel relations. In an interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Steven Rosen, who is
editor of the monographs, said
that Thomas Dine, AIPAC's
executive director, wants to bring
the organization into the
"vanguard" of the policy issues
concerning U.S.-Israel relations.
ROSEN, who recently joined
AIPAC as director of research
and information after four years
as a senior analyst at the Rand
Corporation, wrote the first
monograph, recently published,
"The Strategic Value of Israel,"
In it, he argues for the "preposi-
tioning" of U.S. weapons in
Israel in order to protect the
Persian Gulf.
If the Memorandum of Under-
standing (MOU) on stategic
cooperation signed by Israeli De-
fense Minister Ariel Sharon and
Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger Nov. 30, 1981 had
gone into effect, it would have
marked a "watershed" in U.S.-
Israeli relations, Rosen told the
The U.S. suspended the treaty
after Israel extended its law into
the Golan Heights. Rosen
believes the Reagan Administra-
tion was ready to restore the
MOU last May but was stopped
by Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
now considering the establish-
ment of bases for its Rapid De-
ployment Force and Rosen
argues it is necessary to begin
pressing the idea of Israel as the
only realistic site. He warns that
it takes several years to build a
base and once it is established it
changes the relationship between
the U.S. and the host country. If
the base is not built in Israel it
will also effect the U.S. relation-
Continued on Page 13

Page 6
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, December 10,1982
Fishman to Chair
- Middle Boca Campaign
Ezra Mermelstein
Charles Lefkowitz
Boca Lago 1983:
Mermelstein and Delman Lead Horizons
Lefkowitz Lead The Cypress
Arnold Rosenthal and Jerry
Pankin, co-chairmen of Boca
Lago's 1983 campaign have ap-
pointed Ezra Mermelstein and
Joseph Delman as co-chairmen of
the Horizons pod at Boca Lago
and Charles O. Lefkowitz as
chairman of the Cypress pod.
"All three men have been very
active in the community and will
be of exceptional help in this
year's campaign," exclaimed
Rosenthal and Pankin.
Ezra Mermelstein relocated to
Forida with his wife Esther, in
1977. from Rockville Centre.
Long Island. N.Y. A manufac-
turer of packaging materials in
New York, Mermelstein was
active in industry fund raising for
the Boy Scouts of America, the
Red Cross and the Cardiac
league of New York. Since
moving to Boca Lago, Mermel-
stein is on the Board of Directors
of Horizons, and on the Board of
the Men's Golf Association.
Co-chairing the Horizons with
Ezra Mermelstein this year is Jo-
MARCH 2. 1983.8 15 PM
seph Delman Delman relocated
to Florida with his wife Jean, in
1981 from New York where he
was President of Splentex Inc.
Having worked many years for
B'nai B'rith. this is Delman's
first year as co-chairman for a
Federation campaign.
Marking his first year as chair-
man of the Cypress pod is
Charles 0. Lefkowitz. Lefkowitz
and his wife Connie moved to
Boca Raton >n 1979 from Living-
ston. N.J. Working in the insur-
ance business Lefkowitz was also
very involved in the Board of
Education of the Beth Shalom
Temple in Livingston, as well as
the Library Board of Roseland.
Since moving to Boca Lago,
I ress' Condo Association Board
and has helped work in Federa-
tion campaigns. In commenting
on his new position Lefkowitz
said. "I feel a personal responsi-
bility to help make this year's
campaign a success."
Local Bonds Office Hopes to Play
Large Part in Making Outgoing
Chairman $6 Million Man
Irving Goldstein, General
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"A $6 billion man is not a
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"This intensive effort to
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He added that the proceeds from
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Richard E. Fishman, upon the
request of Milton Kretsky. Men's
and Family Division Chairman
for the 1983 Federation-UJA
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chairmanship of the Middle Boca
This campaign will encompass
the communities of Town Place,
Estada, Timbercreek, Millpond,
New Floresta, Strathmore, Boca
Madera, Boca Tierra, Paseos,
Vista Verde, La Ambiance,
Woodfield Hunt Club, and the
Boca Bath and Tennis Club.
Originally from New York
City, Fishman is a graduate of
Stuyvesant High School, and the
Bernard M. Baruch School of
Business Administration at City
College. He is also a Diplomat*? of
the College for Financial plan-
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the Armed Forces in New York.
Mr. Fishman and his wife Mar-
lene, moved to Millpond about a
year ago from Miami, where he
was active in the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation Campaign.
A man dedicated to commu-
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of Temple Beth El, serving as a
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the first Vice President of the
Olympic XI Lodge, B'nai B'rith,
and is on the Board of Governors
of the South Palm Beach County
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 7
Gortz Returns As
Estancia Chairman
Milton Kretaky, Men'a and
Family Division Chairman for
the 1983 Federation-UJA
Campaign, welcomes Al Gortz
back for his third year as Chair-
man of Estancia in Boca Raton.
Gortz graduated Suma Cum
I.aude from Williams College in
Williamstown, Massachusetts,
receiving a B.A. degree in Liberal
Arts and Sciences. He then
received an L.L.B. law degree
from Yale Law School. In New
York Gortz was Co-Chairman of
the Federation-UJA Young Law-
yers Division, and was instru-
mental in starting that division.
Since his move to South
Florida in 1977, he has become
extremely involved in Jewish
community affairs.
In 1978, Gortz organized the
first Soviet Jewry Rally, held on
the steps of the Boca Raton City
Hall. He was a founding member
of the Endowment Committee for
both Palm Beach County Jewish
Federation located in West Palm
Reach, and for South County
Jewish Federation in Boca
Gortz was also the Chairman
for the Community Relations
Committee in West Palm Beach,
and for South County after the
latter Federation was formed in
1979. During this time, he was
the Chairman of the By-Laws
Committee responsible for
revising Federation By-Laws. He
was instrumental in drafting the
original By-Laws for South
County Jewish Federation.
Active in the temple, Gortz is a
Al Gortz
past Vice President of Temple
Beth El and its Brotherhood.
He is presently practicing law
in his branch office of Proskauer,
Rose, Goetz, and Mendelshon, a
New York based law firm of over
200 lawyers. In addition to his
law practice, he is on the Board of
Directors for the South County
Federation, the United Way and
of Temple Beth El.
"He is a man of leadership and
high aspirations towards his
Chairmanship position in Estan-
cia." said Kretsky.
Gortz said, "We hope to im-
prove on the record of past years
in Estancia. I'm anxious to meet
the challenge of improving the
level of giving and commitment
for the Estancia campaign."
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, December 10,1982
Readers Write
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I write to compliment you on
your current editorials, "France
for Frenchmen "and "A Forgotten
Fact." They are really excellent;
plain speaking and right on
point. I've clipped the editorials,
made some copies and I'm mail-
ing them to some people who
need them.
Before moving South I was an
active member, in Brooklyn, of
the Zionist Organization of
America. The Brandeis District,
of which I was President, made a
strong effort to support Israel by
urging Jewish organizations al-
ways to include Israeli foods and
liquors when they offered re-
freshment. As part of our cam-
paining I sent a personal note to
many rabbis, executive directors,
and presidents of organizations.
I thought that you might wish
to remind your many readers that
Israeli food products and liquors
are especially delicious. They
carry the stirring aroma of our
only Jewish land.
Happy Chanukah
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Alicia Alalu
Benno and Lillian Wetzstein
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Charles and Lillian Ostrow
have been appointed chairmen of
the Pines of Delray North 1983
Federation campaign. Benno and
Lillian Wetzstein will be their co-
chairmen. The appointments
were made by Milton Kretsky,
1983 Men's and Family Division
The Ostrows have both been
very active in the Jewish com-
munity for most of their lives.
Charles Ostrow has been an
active member of ZOA for over 40
years. In the past, he has been
both chairman and honoree for
many functions of JNF, Israel
Bonds and UJA. He is currently
a charter member of the B'nai
B'rith Chapter in Pines of Delray
North and an associate member
of Hadassah.
Mrs. Lillian Ostrow is an
active member of the Jewish
community in her own right.
Lillian is a life member of
Hadassah and a charter member
of Women's American ORT. She
is fluent in Hebrew and teaches
the language to other residents of
Pines of Delray North. An ardent
worker for Israel, Lillian has co-
chaired functions for JNF, Israel
Bonds and UJA for many years.
Benno and Lillian Wetzstein
are joining the Ostrows as their
co-chairmen for the Pines of
Delray North 1983 campaign.
The Wetzsteins relocated to
Florida in 1977 from Rochester,
New York where they were mem-
bers of Temple Beth El. Since
moving to Delray Beach two
years ago, the Wetzsteins have
become members of Temple
Emeth and have been active with
South County Jewish Federation.
Lillian is also a member of the
Pines of Delray North Chapter of
Women's American ORT.
Benno is a survivor of the Nazi
occupation of Holland. When
asked about their work this
coming campaign year, the
Wetzsteins explained,' "We are
happy to co-chair the 1983 cam-
paign here at the Pines of Delray
North because we are both deeply
committed to the survival of
Israel and of Jews all over the

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 9
Organizations in the News
Temple Emeth is happy to an
ounce a Chanukah Party for
eir members only on Wednes-
v Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Syn-
oime 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
jelray Beach. Cantors Seymour
tisoock, Earl Rackoff and David
[ion will participate in this fine
Lsical program. Tickets may be
Ibuined at the Temple office.
. Temple Emeth-Sisterhood will
Lave 'Schmatte Row" and Pum-
ernicks for lunch on Dec. 15. For
eservations, please call Marion
a 499-5656 or Rita Lewitas
Temple Emeth-Singlee will
Lave their next meeting on Mon-
lay, Dec. 13 at 12 noon. Cantor
Ind Mrs. Earl Rackoff will
Iresent a musical Chanukah pro-
rram. Refreshments will be
erved. Also there are a few seats
available for the Singles New
i Weekend Trip. For details,
ease call Lillie Metsch 499-
Congregation Anshei Emuna
rill hold their Sabbath Service on
.urday. Dec. 11 at 8:45 a.m. at
Synagogue; 16189 Carter Rd.,
elray Beach. Rabbi Dr. Louis
Im will officiate and sermonize
In the Torah Theme "My Glori-
|us Brothers the Maccabees."
Congregation Anshei Emuna
I also have a reception and in-
allation of their Rabbi, Dr.
auis L. Sacks on Sunday, Dec.
I at 2 p.m. at the Synagogue.
Rabbi Dr. Menahan B. Sacks,
I sixth generation Rabbi, born in
Israel is now Emeritus head of
he Associated Talmud Torahs of
fhicago and is professor of He-
|rew Theology will install his son
Rabbi of Congregation Anshei
All are welcome for an evening of
fun. songs and holiday refresh-
ments. Donation $2. For further
information, please call 483-3076
or 483-4630.
American Mizrachi Women-
Kfar Boca will have their next
meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15
at 1 p.m. in the Administration
Building, Century Village West,
Boca Raton.
The film "Casting Light" nar-
rated by Herschel Bernardi will
be shown. There will also be a
Chanukah Grab Bag party. AU
members and friends are wel-
come. For further information,
please call Sylvia Parver 482-
7098 or Hattie Thum 482-9649.
Hadaasah-Aviva will have
their annual luncheon for the
Hadassah Medical Organization
on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 11:30
a.m. at Crystal Lake Country
Club, 3800 Crystal Lake Drive,
Pompano. The Shalom Dancers
will entertain. The cost is $18.
For reservations please call Bar-
bara Knee 483-3676. Gertrude
Saxe 994-1845 or Belle Rubinoff
Hadassah Ben Gurion will
have a Dessert-Card Party at
Congregation Anshei F.munn.
Carter Rd., Delray on Dec. 22.
The cost is $3.50. For tickets
please call Ida Feldman 499-9845.
Hadaaaah-Menachem Begin |
will have their next meeting on
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 12 noon at
Temple Emeth. W. Atlantic
Ave.. Delray Beach. Husbands
and associates are invited to this
Chanukah program.
Brandeia University Women-
Boca Chapter will sponsor a bus
trip to Fairchild Gardens in
Miami on Tuesday. Dec. 20. For
reservations. please contact
Shirley Brickman 483-8393.
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge
No. 3119 will hold their Annual
Dinner Dance at Temple Emeth,
W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Please call Charles Liebowitz 994-
8576 for information.
Pioneer Women-Beeraheeba
Club will have their next meeting
on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Amer-
ican Savings Bank, Kings Point
Plaza Delray Beach. Coffee hour
at noon with the meeting at 1
p.m. A Chanukah celebration is
Does Your Group
Need A Speaker?
Call The South County Jewish Federation
Speakers available for both Jewish and non-Jewish groups.
Women's American ORT-Re-
gion will have their membership
tea at Del Aire, Delray Beach on
Monday, Dec. 13. For further
details, please call Evelyn Cohen
732-5938 or the ORT office 276-
Women's American ORT Boca
Century Chapter will have a New
Year's Eve trip. Entrance to
Cypress Gardens, 12 hour cruise
on Scandinavian Sea, New Year's
Eve Dinner and Show with party
favors, champagne, dancing and
breakfast, a visit to Shell World.
Dinner show at Royal Blue Din-
ner Theatre, prizes, games and
songs. For information and reser-
vations, please call Henrietta
482-6731. Marge 482-1236 or Jean
The Young Singles of A ven-
ture (age 25-45) will have a Chan-
ukah Candle Lighting and Coffee
House Entertainment and Re-
freshments on Saturday, Dec. 11
at 8:30 p.m. Donation is $4. For
information, please call Zelda
653-2187 in Broward or Joy 483-
5908 Palm Beach.

Anshei Shalom-Oriole Jewish
enter will sponsor the Oneg
ibat on Friday, Dec. 10 at 8
La. at the American Savings &
mn. 6646 W. Atlantic Ave.,
elray Reach. Members of Sis-
hood will participate in the
ervices. All are invited.
Anshei Shalom-Oriole Jewish
enter-Sisterhood will have a
handcraft and bake sale on
Thursday. Dec. 16 from 8:30
im.-4 p.m. at Kings Point Plaza
the shopping center on W. At-
tic Ave., Delray Beach.
B'nai Torah-Sisterhood will
have their next meeting on
Vednesday, Dec. 15 at 11:30
im. at the Synagogue, 1401 NW
|kh Ave., Boca Raton. Ms. Sara-
elle Fishmen, noted reviewer,
vill talk on "Life Lines" by Jo-
h'l> Viertel. Following the
view, a book sale will be held.
This meeting will be open to all
embers, guests and men are
wkome. The Judaica Shop will
open also. Please make your
ervations by calling Mollie
(orris 272-0574, Belle Maalov
498-2424 or Jan Braff 392-8666.
Temple Beth Shalom of Cen
Ny Village West will have a
siyum to dedicate the Torah
liven to them by Mr. and Mrs.
|H Irwin Levy on Sunday, Dec.
]'- at 1 p.m. at the Administra-
tion Building. The Congregation,
[Sisterhood, Brotherhood and
[mends will march from the Ad-
ministration Building to the
J^frihhouse in a joyous procession,
organizations and clubs are
welcome to attend and witness
the significance of this special
| Jewish tradition.
Zionist Organization of
I America-Boca Raton Chapter will
I have a Chanukah Festival on
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Administration Building in
Century Village West, 2nd floor.

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, December 10,1982
New Technion President
Faces The Future
"We've seen the important role
technology has played in our vic-
tories over the most sophistica-
ted weapons in the world," said
Professor Josef Singer, the new
President of Technion Israel
Institute of Technology, during a
recent visit to major U.S. cities.
But in a country with limited
natural resources and manpower,
Professor Singer predicted that
the Israel of the 1980's will in-
creasingly rely on science-based,
high-technology industries to
insure its economic security. The
exploding new technologies, such
as robotics and microprocessing,
are among the new frontiers that
must be settled by Israel's engin-
eers if the country is to
strengthen its economy and
compete with other nations in the
high-tech marketplace of the
Israel needs Technion
now more than ever
The Technion currently pre-
pares over 70 percent of Israel's
scientists and engineers. But
forecasts place the demand for
high-tech personnel in Israel by
the end of the decade at twice the-
number that graduate annually
from all of Israel's institutions
The challenge to supply Israel
with this cadre of highly-skilled
technicians is made more difficult
by the curtailment of government
support as a result of the recent
In his remarks. Professor
Singer stressed that in meeting
the manpower crunch of the
1980's, the Technion would never
allow the mass production of
engineers. "I will never yield on
quality.'' he said, "if it's a
question of producing 100 good
engineers or 200 mediocre ones, I
will produce 100 good engineers.
This group of engineers becomes
future leaders. If they were
mediocre, the whole industry
would suffer."
Singer defined a "good"
engineer as one who has the
ability to apply theoretical
engineering principles to prac-
tical problems. "In contrast to
several of the outstanding
technological universities in the
world which can orient their
education to research only, we at
the Technion face the much more
difficult task of educating a
whole spectrum of engineers,
ranging from research to produc-
tion, "he said.
Prof. Singer
In addition to its regular
teaching functions, the Technion
provides extensive research and
testing capabilities for industrial
research and development. One of
the goals of the Technion's new
President is to deepen ties with
established industry. Singer said
that he will increase exchange
programs I ..ween faculty and
industry, as well as have mem-
bers of the industrial engineering
community serve in advisory
positions to the Institute.
Professor Singer's affiliation
with the Technion began in 1955,
when he was named senior lec-
turer in Aeronautical
Kngineering. In 1965, he was
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 11
Bringing Home Peace
United Jewish Appeal
Special Correspondent
for the first time its inhabi-
can remember, there is a
of real peace in Kibbutz
iara on the Lebanese border.
|ti Mizrachi recalls the night
Ing "Operation Peace for
jee" when her husband Nis-
I came home on a day's leave
a terrible week of no word
him. "I cried when our little
put his hat on, held his
lies and said 'Daddy, you can
i home. I'll go and fight for
But it's over, and it was
My children have had night-
fes for years and now they
that they're safe. In their
, 'Daddy got rid of the bad
ne.' We feel as if we've had a
at our throats and it's final-
L>n removed."
jihliut/. Manara's history has
fraught with PLO shelling,
Isional infiltration of terror-
land endless nights in bomb
ters. The isolated Jewish set-
tlement is surrounded by barbed
wire and has been patrolled
vigilantly for years.
The residents were under the
constant tention of being on a
personal 24 hour alert without
A trip to Kiryat Shmona, the
nearest town, was filled with fear,
especially at night. Yoav Ramati,
born on the kibbutz, says, "If I
absolutely had to, I would drive
at night, but I had second
thoughts about ever taking my
family with me. Some people here
wouldn't even consider going out
at night. The kibbutz suffered
from this. Some people left. They
just couldn't take the tension we
were living under."
Now. Manara can feel the
benefits of "Operation Peace for
Galilee." Nonetheless, the kib-
butz lived with its own personal
terror during those weeks. Forty-
six of its members were called up
to serve in the army. Many were
injured but miraculously, all
only kibbutznik serving in a com-
bat unit who also had the respon-
sibilities of a family. He moved to
Manara six years ago from Tel
In his words, he moved "be-
cause I wanted to live in a place
where I was needed. Yes, it was
idealistic. I wanted to feel that I
was helping to strengthen the
borders of my country."
And being from a border kib-
butz, were his feelings as a soldier
any different from those of his
"Everyone fighting was think-
ing the same thing. We wanted to
stay alive. We all felt we were
fighting for home. Everyone
knows what's been going on. We
went with all of our hearts."
Comparing his own war experi-
ences, Nissim continues. "This
was my second war in combat.
Personally, there were differences
this time around. My oldest son
was born during the Yom Kippur
Nissim Mizrachi, 32. was the "He was telling people on the
ubarak Urges PLO to Recognize Israel
sident Hosni Mubarak,
joint press conference
visiting French Presi-
|t Francois Mitterrand,
1 called on the PLO to
)gnize the existence of
ii'l whether or not Israel
prepared to recip-
ite. Speaking to report-
Ion the second day of
between the two Pres-
ets, Mubarak said he
?red to his long-stand-
call for mutual and
lltaneous recognition
/een Israel and the
[think the only solution for
ilestinians is for the PLO to
:iize the State of Israel,"
krak said, "i don't think
yould lose anything by do-
It is not advisable for the
[i> reject all initiatives like
1 does. That is exactly what
wants." He added that
Recognition of Israel "would
k the United States to begin
ualogue with them that we
!>een promised."
GOAL of mutual recog-
was also stressed by Mit-
who said that "the single
tasking the Arab states and
he himself was not prepared to
accord the PLO full diplomatic
recognition by meeting with
Yasir Arafat, until the organiza-
tion altered its objectives. "We
cannot recognize an organization
if it maintains as one of its ob-
jectives the destruction of a state
whose existence we ourselves ac-
cept and with whom we have
cordial relations at the highest
level," Mitterrand said.
kibbutz that I had gone to kill the
bad people who come to hurt us
during the night. I was thinking
a lot about him because he under-
stood the most. And I was think-
ing about my wife and the other
children. I knew they were in the
shelters day and night for the
first days of the war. There was
no choice.
"We had to do it for ourselves
as well as for the Lebanese:
they're good people and they
want to live in peace with Israel.
The PLO brought pain to all of
Eti recalls the mood and
anguish of the kibbutz.
"Everyone cares if even one
boy goes to the army. Anything
that happens here to one, hap-
pens to all of us. You could feel
the worry and fear here with so
many people fighting. Personal-
ly, I was frantic ."
Nissim is relaxed, surrounded
by his family of four children and
the two teenagers from problem
families they are adopting. "No, I
don't think I was really changed
by the war. I'm the same."
He laughs when Eti says, "But
you have changed." She explains.
"His family means even more to
him now. I feel we're all more
deeply in his heart. I feel life
means more to him now."
Life also means a great deal
more to 20-year-old Yoram
Hen it a who is happily and
healthily back at work in the ap-
ple orchards. Four months ago he
wondered if he'd ever see those
orchards again.
One of the first soldiers to en-
ter the PLO-infested refugee
camp of Rashidiya, outside of
Tyre. Yoram was shot in the
shoulder by a boy no more than
14 years old during house-to-
house combat. "I saw him and
then I was hit. Naturally, by in-
stinct, I shot back, but I don't
know what happened to him. We
were all shocked seeing kids like
that ready to fire their Bazookas
at us. It was something we never
imagined or could have expected.
Who would think of anyone using
kids that way?"
After dragging himself to safe-
ty, he was jolted by bullets hit-
ling the ground around his legs
while he was attempting to apply
first aid to his arm.
Having no other option, he en-
tered a building and suprised two
terrorists. Fortunately, he +ras
able to hold them off until two of
his fellow soldiers arrived. He
was flown immediately to Ram-
bam Hospital in Haifa.
Yoram pauses. He is having
difficulty recounting the agony of
those days. Unlike Nissim, it was
his first actual experience in bat-
tle, his first confrontation with
the horrors of war. It was filled
with all the tension of having to
make split-second decisions that
trembled between life and death:
especially how to avoid harming
"I know it was on everyone's
minds. None of us wanted to be
responsible for hurting innocent
women and children."
Now that it's finished. Yoram
is pursuing his previously-made
plans: a year off "to see the
world." and then back home, "a
safe home." he emphasizes. Yes,
he reflects, his attitude towards
life has changed.
"I guess I want to live more
I realize how short life can be. It's
like a little space, and I want to
enjoy experiencing every bit of
President Mubarak
the PLO to recognize Israel pre-
supposes an equivalent gesture
by Israel towards the Palestin-
ians." At the same time, he sug-
gested that Israel's declared re-
fusal to deal with the organi-
zation should not prevent the
PLO for making a gesture to
Establishing peace, he said re-
quires the participation of both
parties to a conflict. The absence
of one can only aggravate the
problem, but in the absence of
both parties, he said, the gravity
of the problem is still greater.
Mitterand said, however, that
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, December 10,19^
Conditions Withdrawn
Ministerial Level Talks Go by Boards
The Cabinet agreed to
modify Israel's terms for
negotiations with Lebanon
for the withdrawal of Israeli
forces from that country
and security arrangements
north of the Israeli border.
Israel will no longer insist
that the talks be on the
ministerial level.
But the resolution adopted by
the Cabinet affirmed an earlier
decision that the negotiations
must be of a political as well as
security nature and that the two
teams be headed by duly ap-
pointed civilian officials. It also
specified that the talks must take
place in Beirut and Jerusalem,
the respective capitals of the two
rael's response to the latest terms
proposed by the Lebanese gov-
ernment which were brought here
from Beirut by U.S. special Am-
bassador Philip Habib last
Thursday. The compromise over
the level of the talks was pro-
posed by Premier Menachem Be-
gin after 10 of his Cabinet min-
isters balked at demands by De-
fense Minister Ariel Sharon and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
that Israel adhere to its original
They were backed by Chief of
Staff Gen. Rafael Eitan who at-
tended a Cabinet session. He ob-
served that Israel had won all of
its wars militarily, and this time
it should reap the political gains.
Had that been the case in the
past, the political situation would
be much different, Eitan said.
The compromise agreed to was
seen here as meeting the Leban-
ese halfway. Beirut, however, has
already announced the appoint-
Olympic Chief Unhappy
Israel Barred From
Playing in Asia Games
Juan Antonio Samaranch, presi-
dent of the International Olympic
Committee, is unhappy with the
prohibition of Israel from partici-
pation in the Asian Games, now
under way here. But he says he
understands why the ban was
"lam not satisfied, but I am
aware of the reasons for barring
Israel," he said at a press confe-
rence here Sunday. "Israel is a
full member of the International
Olympic Committee and will be
invited to the Olympic Games in
Los Angeles in 1984 and to the
1988 competition slated for
Seoul, South Korea," Samaranch
stated. He did not specify what
he thought the reasons were for
excluding Israel from the
present contest.
ble for organizing the Asian
Games have stated repeatedly
that the problem is security. In
that connection they cite the
massacre of Israeli athletes at the
1972 Olympics in Munich by March.
i'alestinian terrorists. But others
have indicated that the real
reason for barring Israel is the
$10 million grant given to India
by Kuwait to help underwrite the
costs of the Asian (James.
Meanwhile, the Olympic flag is
flying from Nehru Stadium in ac-
knowledgement of Samaranch's
presence in India's capitol. This
is incongrous because the
Olympic Committee which he
heads has not recognized or ex-
tended patronage to the Asian
Games because Israel was ex-
cluded, in violation of the
Olympic charter. The charter
states specifically that the
organizers of regional games,
such as the Asian Games, must
invite every nation in the region
Samaranch indicated that the
rule concerning invitations to all
nations in a given region for a re-
gional sports event would, in all
likelihood, be changed when the
International Olympic Commit-
tee meets in New Delhi next
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head its negotiating team, which
would also contain some ranking
civilians. Habib suggested, at his
meetings here last Thursday that
the talks be held outside the two
capitals, in places such as Halde,
just south of Beirut, and Maale
Hahamisha, a kibbutz near Jeru-
reflecting the Lebanese position
on venue.
Habib arrived in Cairo Sunday
for talks with Egyptian leaders.
He was in Amman Saturday to
meet with King Hussein of Jor-
dan about recent Middle East de-
velopments and the status of
peace efforts in the region. U.S.
Embassy sources in Amman said
President Reagan's Mideast ini-
tiative and the Arab peace plan
adopted at Fez, Morroco figured
prominently in the talks. They
also discussed Hussein's schedu-
led visit to Washington next
month, the sources said.
The U.S. sources stressed that
Habib did not meet with Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
chief Yasir Arafat who also
arrived in Amman Sunday to see
Hussein. Reagan's plan, an-
nounced last Sept. 1, proposed
that the West Bank and Gaza
Strip be governed by Palestin-
ians in association with Jordan.
Arab participation in negotia-
tions over the plan appears to
hinge on whether Arafat will
agree that Hussein serve as
spokesman for Palestinian in-
terests in negotiations with Israel
and the U.S.
BUT THE PLO's Central
Council, a 60-member consulta-
tive group issued a statement in
Damascus Thursday night de-
nouncing the Reagan plan for
Palestinian self-rule because it
specifically rejected a Palestinian
state on the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. The PLO group claimed
the American position does not
"satisfy the inalienable national
rights of our people." But it did
not say the Reagan plan was un-
acceptable in its entirety, as the
most extreme elements of the
PLO insist.
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M Israel's Strategic Importance a 'Secret'
Continued from Page 5
.hip with Israel "for years to
In the AIPAC monograph,
iRosen makes a logical case based
I": cost and time. He stresses
that Israel is located midway
between the Persian Gulf and
lEurope He points out that it
Iwould take 77 days to transport a
Imechanical division from the
U S to the Persian Gulf at a cost
-of $391 million; 27 days from the
|U S. base at Diego Garcia in the
IIndian Ocean at the cost of SI38
Imillion; 22 days from the base
Tthe U.S. is seeking in Kenya at a
lSt of $124 million, and 14 days
from the base being sought in
Somalia at a cost of $76 million.
From Israel it would be 11 days
lai a cost of $63 million.
The monograph stresses that
Jlsrael has three other advantages
|_ political stability, political
[reliability since it is part of the
tree world and that it is an ad-
vanced society.
.#here the U.S. does have access
Is in the Persian Gulf, but it is
.under pressure from the Arab
Elates, particularly Saudi Arabia,
iiot to allow U.S. bases on its
territory. Somalia is politically
unstable and faces a threat from
neighboring Ethiopia. Rosen
points out that Egypt has some
of the advantages of Israel. But
he says that since Egypt invited
the Soviets out, it may do the
same for the U.S.
Rosen said that there are many
in the Administration who favor
such a move. The MOU provided
only for medical supplies to be
stationed in Israel, but this was
considered a first step on an issue
that all could agree. Most im-
portant of all, Rosen believes
President Reagan favors a close
alliance with Israel even if he has
lost some personal regard for
Premier Menachem Begin.
in reliable allies," Rosen said.
"Israel is the only country in the
Middle East that you can know
for sure that it will be with us."
Rosen believes that Congress
would support such a move, par-
ticularly because of the cost
factors involved.
Rosen rejects the view that
while he makes a logical case
based on time and money, it is
unrealistic to expect the Admin-
istration to approve such a move
at a time when it is trying to win
greater Arab participation in the
Mideast negotiations.
He noted that since 1948 every
move for increased U.S. relations
with Israel, starting with
Truman's recognition of the new
State, has been proceeded by
warnings that it would result in
worsening relations with the
"It is probably even the case
that the U.S. has had more rather
than less influence with the
Arabs exactly because it also has
had (most of the time) influence
with Israel too," he writes in the
AIPAC monograph.
"IRONICALLY, Arab opinion
already takes it as given that the
U.S. is in cahoots with Israel,
which Washington supports with
considerable economic and
military aid. The incremental
diplomatic cost of expanded
strategic cooperation could, for
this very reason, be minimal if
the problem were managed intell-
igently during the transitional
But Rosen warned, in his inter-
view, that Israel will not seek
such a mutual agreement now be-
cause it feels it was badly treated
by the suspension of the MQU.
The U.S. will have to make the
first overture, Rosen stressed.
How the Pledge Controversy Began
Continued from Page 5
{discrimination," civil adminis-
tration sources argue.
These sources conceded that
fabrics whose sole occupation is
livinr service would not be re-
nuired to sign. But those who
[work in schools, orphanages or
hospitals would be. A high source
Im the civil administration said it
[was "a mere accident" that no
[working clergy had been required
I sign the pledge, instituted
|lbrer months ago for all foreign-
Leo Mindlin
ers seeking a work permit.
BUT THE same source also
said there was "no final decision"
as to whether working clerics, or
which of them, would be required
to sign.
It was still unclear what the ul-
timate intention of the civil
administration was. This lack of
clarity seemed to reflect an
ongoing controversy within the
government. Certain key officials
outside the West Bank civil
administration were known to be
The Agony and Irony
Of Begin's Dilemma
Continued from Page 4
[he condemnatory Prophet of
The irony lies precisely here
hat the yea-sayers of the
jobcaust, by their silence in
it era. if not as the per-
trators of it themselves, are
foremost in the noisy ranks today
* those who call Israel and
lionism "racist." And who
large both, as noisily as they
now how in the equally noisy
Wutesan press, with responsi-
bly for the "holocaust" in Leb-
Mr. Hcgin's enemies have a
cunning weapon in their hands
against him. They not only down-
grade the unspeakable enormity
of the Holocaust against the
.lews; they imbue a brutal war
experience (the massacre at
Shatila and Sabra) with a
Zeitgeist that is both anachronis-
tic and demeaning.
Add to this unbearable irony in
the position of the commission of
inquiry that, by omission, Mr.
Begin is guilty of dereliction of
duty, and the irony may well be a
killer. In effect, his own country-
men seem to be saying to Mr.
Begin that Israel's enemies are
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On the Book Shelf
Presses Should Avoid
Printing PhD Dissertations
pushing hard for a waiver of the
pledge signing requirement in the
case of all clerics. There were
reports that the Foreign Min-
istry, in fact, was pushing for a
waiver for academics as well.
Opponents of the extension to
clerics attributed the pledge
requirement directly to the acting
head nf the civil administration,
Col. Yigal Karmon.who replaced
Menachem Milson in that office
after Milson resigned last
September. These opponents said
Karmon was also responsible for
recent unpleasant incidents
involving searches made of cars
and baggage of the Greek Ortho-
dox Patriarch and other top pre-
lates when they crossed into the
West Bank from Jordan :over
the Allenby Bridge. By long-
standing custom, senior prelates
are exempt from searches.
other government departments,
Karmon relented and clerics were
informed that such incidents
would not be repeated. Neverthe-
less there was serious unrest in
the churches of Jerusalem. Many
prelates suspect a new, hostile
turn in Israel's policy toward the
churches. Some linked it to the
resentment expressed in Israel
over the audience Pope John Paul
II granted to PLO chief Yasir
Arafat in September.
The unrest was exacerbated by
the ongoing situation of the
Armenian Grand Sacristan,
Karekin Kazanjian, whose
resident's visa was not renewed
Iby the Foreign Ministry.
Created Post
Continued from Page 1
ton she was on the Women's Di-
vision Board.
Last year Phyllis was chair-
man of the Pioneer's Luncheon.
She and her husband Larry co-
chaired this year's Federation
Board Retreat. Phyllis is on the
Women's Division Campaign
Cabinet and is a member of the
Federation Board of Directors.
"In the short time that Phyllis
worked on campaign last year,
she endeared herself to all who
met her. Not only is she a dedi-
cated and ardent champion of the
Jewish peoplehood, but she is
also a fantastic public speaker.
We are so lucky to have Phyllis in
the leadership of our commu-
nity," stated Margie Baer.
American Immigrants in Is-
rael: Social Identities and
Change. By Kevin Avruch.
Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1981. 241
Jewish Floridian Book Editor
Most publishers, including
university presses, are reluctant
to accept PhD dissertations in
order to make books out of them.
For some reason which defies
comprehension, the University of
Chicago Press, a generally well-
regarded university publisher,
chose to overcome this reluctance
and brought out American Immi-
grants in Israel.
The result proves that one
should not ignore a good princi-
ple. In this instance, the excep-
tion does not prove the rule. On
the contrary, the book is so bad
as to confirm the rule and to
make you wonder what on earth
persuaded this reputable pub-
lisher to violate the rule.
WHAT IS particularly frus-
trating about the book is that the
subject is an interesting one. We
would like to know what hap-
pened to those few American
Jews who decided to settle in Is-
rael. But, if you expect to find out
by reading this book, forget it.
The few kernels of information
which the author offers are so
deeply buried in complicated
jargon and convoluted language
as to make it well nigh impossible
to dig them out.
What we have here is a good
explanation of why PhD dis-
sertations make bad books. The
trappings of scholarship are
overwhelming. Footnotes, statis-
tics, quotations, foreign words
and tables are all designed for the
doctoral candidate to impress
professors, but they simply
depress the usual reader.
What is even worse, however,
are the arcane language and ob-
scure references. For example,
how many readers would grasp
"the omnibus, Tylorean concep-
tion?" As an anthropologist, I
happen to know that Avruch is
referring to the 1871 definition of
culture by the British anthro-
pologist, E. B. Tylor. But this is
hardly a piece of information that
ought to be required if the reader
just wants to find out how
American Jews fare if they immi-
grate to Israel.
MAYBE ONLY those who
possess this piece of information
should attempt to read the book.
But alas, even they will find it
tough-going. For example, while
I know about Tylor. I had a hard
time with the following sentence:
"A hyperinvestment in ethnic
identity, leading to the inten-
sification of this identity in rela-
tion to a total social identity, can
thus be described as the primor-
dialization of a social identity."
Talk about gobbled ly-gook.
With effort, one can glean that
from 1950 to 1975. about 45,000
American Jews moved to Israel.
It is not clear how many returned
to the United States. Estimates
vary from 15.000 to 33.000. The
Ifi.OOO immigrants are not typical
of American Jewry. They tend to
lie young, female, single, ob-
servant and well-educated, both
secularly and Jewishly
The system for encouraging
American Jews to immigrate and
for receiving them in Israel is
confused, unreliable, bureau-
cratic, politicized and disorgan-
ized. Acquiring personal influ-
ence (proteksia) and learning to
use it is very important for the
new immigrant in dealing with
the beauracracy.
migrant who is observant is more
likely to make a successful ad-
justment to Israel than the one
who moved to Israel because of
commitment to Zionism.
Americans who move to Israel
attempt to make Israel over in
the image of a modern state.
However, one reason for immi-
grating is the desire to escape
from all that is wrong with
modern conditions in America.
The paradox with which the
author leaves us, then, is this: to
the degree that the immigrant
succeeds in making Israel more
modern, to that degree will there
l>e defeat of the reasons for immi-
If there are some useful items
that can be extracted from this
lx>ok, then, perhaps it is not all
bad. But if a reader is really in-
terested in American Jews in Is-
rael, then the book to look for is
one by that very name, American
Jews in Israel, written by Harold
Isaacs and published in 1966. Al-
though out-of-date, it is easy to
read and gives clear answers to
questions about American Jew-
ish immigration to Israel. I can
recommend Isaacs, but while it
grieves me to do this to a fellow-
anthropologist, I cannot recom-
mend Avruch.
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Sanctuary of the Cason United
Methodist Church, N. 4th Stwt
at Swinton. Delray Beach.
At the Gathering Friday Dec
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will be Dr. Kalman Levitan
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As a Colonel in the Air Force, Dr
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Rabbi in that Service Branch.
At the Service Friday, Dec 17
8:15 p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver
will be joined by children of the
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Fining in Background
Stockholders Vote to Liquidate El Al
El AI shareholders voted at
a special meeting to place
Israel's national airline in
voluntary liquidation. The
decision followed a round-
the-clock labor manage-
ment negotiating session at
which all of the workers
groups, except the pilots,
agreed to strict measures
laid down by management
to cut losses and keep the
planes flying.
The pilots balked at a manage-
ment demand to work a 16-hour
day which they said would com-
promise passenger safety and
was in violation of international
safety regulations.
Bat Mitzvah
IT WAS NOT immediately
clear whether the government,
which holds 98 percent of the ir.
line's stock, would accept the liq-
uidation plan recommended by
the shareholders. The latter are
all government proxies, except
for representatives of the Zim
Lines. Israel's national shipping
company, and the Jewish Agency
which own two percent of the
stock between them.
Most Cabinet ministers ques-
tioned after the vote was an-
nounced indicated they would
favor re-organization of the air-
line under the guidance of a
court-appointed receiver. General
sentiment seemed to be against
the sale of El Al assets to private
The company was established
in 1948, shortly after Israel's in-
dependence and has always been
regarded as a major asset to the
nation in economic, political and
defense terms. But El Al has
been a heavy money-loser for
years, partly due to intermittent
labor strife. It was grounded by
management more than two
months ago following a job action
by flight attendants.
harsh terms to avoid liquidation.
It demanded sole authority over
hirings and firings, job assign--
ments and operations with vir-
tually no input by employees in
tin; decision-making process. Thej
workers agreed, during the 11th
hour negotiations, to accept wage
and salary reductions, longer
working hours and fewer paid
holidays and fringe benefits.
But the pilots union held out
against the demand that pilots
work up to 16 hours in the cock-
pit. They maintained that the
longer hours would jeopardize
aircraft safety and were justified.'
only in emergencies or when a
flight was prolonged by bad
Sydney Schilit
On Saturday, December 11,
Sydney Ellyce Schilit. daughter
of Harriett and Jeffrey Schilit,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton as
a Bat Mitzvah. Sydney is a
student of Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
^ Family members sharing in the
Simcha include grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Schilit of
Pittsburgh and Mr. and Mrs.
.Jerome Weinberg of Scottsdale,
Arizona, along with great-grand-
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Schilit also of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sydney's sisters, Marty and Lea
BT also included, along with
everal other out-of-town family
Sydney enjoys reading and
swimming. Following services
Mr. and Mrs. Schilit will host a
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 15
Israel Embassy in Quito
git by Terrorist Bomb
PLO Didn't Say 'No' to Reagan
Continued from Page 1
policemen. Manuel GUberto
Lenez Soto and Vicente
amon Jimenez Torres, who were
iosted '" gu8^ stations of the
building s entrance, ran back into
L building in search of the '
Ivnamite when the first workers
Cached the street yelling,
rBomb. Bomb."
J,e smoking suitcase on the third
loor and descended to the lobby
, an attempt to throw it out into
_*> street. The high power
barge, smelling strongly of
ulfur exploded when they were
|5 feet from the door. The impact
[illed Jimenez Soto instantly and
leriously wounded his comrade,
limenez Torres, and an
unidentified woman passerby in
the street. The second policeman,
Jimenez Torres, died later in the
day at the Military Hospital
while having his legs amputated
in an attempt to save his life.
After the bombing, Armon
stated to the press that he did not
want to speculate as to who was
responsible for placing the bomb
in the building but indicated it
shouldn't be difficult to figure
out. The Ecuadorian government
dispatched Ambassador Cesar,
Valdiviese to the scene of the
bombing to express its rejection
of terrorism and to emphasize
that relations between the two
countries will continue to be
based on mutual respect, friend-
ship and mutual cooperation.
Some Hope Expressed
For Thaw in Ties
Between Israel, Egypt
Israel's Ambassador in
tairo, Moshe Sasson, had a
j-minute meeting with
tgyptian Foreign Minister
Lamal Hassan Ali at the
ttters initiative, raising
|opes here of a possible
haw soon in the chilled
flat ions between Israel
Officials here noted that while
here has been no substantive
mvement by either side on the
^sue.s outstanding between
em. the meeting itself was an
hcouraging sign. They said
lassan Ali once again stressed
Lypt's demand for the prompt
(sumption of negotiations over
he disputed Taba region near
ijlst. The Egyptians want the
latter resolved through the
pncilialion and arbitration
(Kiss laid down in the Israeli-
Igyptian peace treaty for
tsputes which cannot be solved
\ negotiations.
| SASSON, on instructions from
erusalem. reiterated Israel's
hdiness to resume talks on
laba. but only on condition that
Tie various stalled bilateral
valogues !>etween the two coun-
ties are resumed at the same
to. These include the auto-
Smy talks and matters related
| the normalization process. The
alogues have been frozen since
^reel's invasion of Lebanon last
Israel apparently made no
cific demand that Egypt
turn its Ambassador, Saad
fortada. to Tel Aviv before talks
i resumed on the Taba dispute.
fortada was recalled to Cairo for
lsultations" after the Beirut
asacres. Some observers saw
' absence of that pre-condition
i the Sasson-Hassan Ali talks as
[softening of Israel's position.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Ambas-
Jrael Imposes
>ad Curfew
"new imposed by the Israel
f^y on the Lebanese town of
f'ev. on the Beirut Damascus
P>way, was lifted for a few
jrs Wednesday to allow resi-
A-s to lay in stocks of food-
fuffs. The curfew was imposed
half fierce fighting between
uze and Christians in the
ountainous Shouf region of
roanon. Meanwhile, the Israeli
Bl>ce unit which has been
*>ng the collapse of the
mlding in Tyre housing the
fray's local headquarters has
Pually ruled out PLO sabotage
* the cause of the blast.
sador to Egypt,Alfred Atherton,
told reporters in Cairo that there
were contacts in progress bet-
ween Israel, Egypt and the U.S.
for resumption of technical talks
on Taba. Officials here disclaimed
knowledge of any such contacts.
Taba consists of several acres
of beachfront on the Gulf of
Aqaba which Egypt claims is
part of Sinai and Israel insists is
on its side of the old international
boundary. Israel recently opened
a new resort hotel on the disputed
Continued from Page 1
the meeting should be considered
as part of the "process of con-
sultations in the Palestinian
community and also, of course,
with other Arab communities."
Reagan initiative "has stimul-
ated serious discussion of key
issues related to the peace
process and we are encouraged
that that discussion continues
and that serious consideration
continues to be given to the
broadening of the peace process."
He warned, however, that
there is an "urgency" on this and
"we hope that the preliminaries
can be concluded in the near
future so that the main event, the
real peace negotiations can
Rut there was no sign yet that
the PLO is willing to allow King
Hussein of Jordan to represent
the Palestinians in the peace
talks as Reagan has proposed.
Hussein and PLO chief Yasir
Arafat reportedly embraced as
they continued their talks
Saturday night that were begun
last August. There also were no
signs that the king will be able to
get approval from Arafat that the
Administration would like him to
have when he meets with Reagan
in Washington Dec. 21.
THE PLO's Central Council, in
its statement last Thursday,
attacked Reagan's plan for
Palestinian self rule because it
specifically rejected a Palestinian
state on the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. The Council claimed that
the U.S. position does not
"satisfy the inalienable national
rights of our people." But it did
not reject the Reagan plan as un-
acceptable in its entirety-
Meanwhile, Romberg said that
the Administration was "disap-
pointed" Israel and Lebanon had
not begun talks on the evacua-
tion of Israeli forces from
Lebanon. "Direct negotiations
between these two governments
are the only way" to achieve the
goals Israel and Lebanon share
with the U.S., Romberg said.
He said these goals were
"strengthening the central gov-
ernment of the sovereign state of
Lebanon, free from the presence
of foreign forces on its territory,
and the establishment of a peace-
ful state of relationship between
Israel and Lebanon."
Romberg noted that the two
special U.S. envoys in the Middle
East Philip Habib and Morris
Draper have been working
with Israel and Lebanon in an
delegations must be led by
civilians not military personnel
effort to solve the differences
between them that have been
holding up the negotiations.
THE ISRAELI Cabinet mean-
while dropped its insistence that
the talks be held on a ministerial
level but maintained that the two
as Lebanon wants.
Hut Israel also insists that the
talks be held in Beirut and Jeru-
salem while Lebanon wants them
in communities along the border.
"The question of holding
negotiations in Jerusalem is
obviously a matter of great sen-
sitivity to all parties concerned."
Uomberg said. While Romberg
did not explain what he meant by
"sensitivity," he stressed the
U.S. was not taking a position on
this issue. "We hope that all the
remaining problems can be
worked out," he said.
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The.Jewish Floridian of South County
Fr^y. December 1Q.M
News in Brief
Begin to Visit Reagan in January
By JTA Report
Menachem Begin, who cut short
his American visit because of the
death of his wife Aliza on Nov.
14, will go to Washington in Jan-
uary for meetings with President
Reagan and other top Adminis-
tration officials that were to have
been held on Nov. 19.
According to a government of-
ficial. Begin will accept the re-
newal invitation Reagan ex-
tended in his letter of condolence.
Their meeting is expected to take
place during the latter half of
January. Begin will also hold dis-
cussion with Secretary of State
George Shultz and Defense Sec-
retary Caspar Weinberger while
he is in Washington.
Reagan is scheduled to meet
with King Hussein of Jordan
next month. President Yitzhak
Navon of Israel is also going to
Washington and will call on
Reagan at the White House on
Jan. 6.
Prof. Tartakower Dead
In Jerusalem at 85
NEW YORK Prof. Aryeh
Tartakower. who directed the
Department of Relief and Reha-
bilitation of the World Jewish
Congress during World War II.
died last week in Jerusalem at the
age of 85. it was reported here by
the W JCongress.
Tartakower, who served the
WJCongress for more than four
decades, had been chairman of
the Israel Executive and chair-
man of the cultural department.
He was a member of the founding
Executive of the WJCongress.
Tartakower was a renowned
historian and sociologist. He was
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Movement," "The Israeli Soci-
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Shamir in Zaire
On Official Visit
TEL AVIV Foreign Minis-
ter Yitzhak Shamir left on an of-
ficial visit to Zaire Monday. He
said he hoped the recent renewal
of diplomatic ties between Israel
and that central African nation
"will influence and encourage
other African countries to resume
formal and official relations with
Zaire and Israel resumed diplo-
matic relations six months ago.
They had been broken by Zaire
during the 1973 Yom Kippur
War. Shamir is scheduled to
spend two days in Kinshasha,
Zaire's capital, for meetings with
President Mobutu Sese Seko and
other officials. He is accompanied
!>y a large party of Israeli indus-
trialists and businessmen inter-
Mtfld in commercial and invest-
mt-nt projects and by Gen. Avra-
ham Tamir, head of the strategic
planning branch of the Israel
army's General Headquarters,
who visited Zaire earlier this
Tamir will present Mobutu
with an overall strategic plan
drawn up by Israeli experts,
which the Zaire leader requested
for his country.
Kreisky Wants Austrian
War Criminal Released
ROME Chancellor Bruno
Kreisky of Austria has urged the
release of Austrian war criminal
Walter Reder. a former SS colo-
nel who has been imprisoned in
Italy since 1945.
In a letter to his fellow Social-
ist. Bettino Raxi. secretary of the
Italian Socialist Party. Kreisky
noted that Reder is presently
detained at Gaeta prison under
"conditional liberty" and has
only a little more than two years
of his sentence to serve.
Kreisky said the Austrian gov-
ernment made an official request
to the Italian authorities last
March to allow Reder to return to
Austria. He appealed also on hu-
manitarian grounds, citing
Reder's illness and physical disa-
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Monday for the restoration of
Palestinian rights, including the
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