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, 7 Number 30 Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, September 20,1985
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Jewish Group Sends Drugs to Mozambique
By Floridian Staff
A chartered airplane left
Newark Airport last week, carry-
ing some $750,000 worth of
medical supplies to Mozambique,
courtesy of the fledgling
American Jewish World Service.
The shipment, dubbed "Opera-
tion L'Chayim", was the first
medical relief effort of the AJWS,
which was organized in May. It
was timed to mark the advent of
the new Jewish year 574fi.
The AJWS, whose board
membership reads like a "Who's
Who" of prominent names in
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Jlk =5*F3S
Jewish community and religious
organizations, literary field and
the business world, is chaired by
Lawrence S. Phillips, president of
the Phillips-Van Heussen Cor-
poratin. It is the first American
Jewish organization set up to pro-
vide humanitarian aid to people in
developing nations, regardless ot
The mercy flight was the brain-
child of Dr. Paul Epstein and
Laurence R. Simon, president of
AJWS. Epstein. 41, a member of
the Department of Medicine in the
Cambridge (Mass.) Hospital and
of the Harvard Medical School
faculty, served as Chief of
Medicine at Central Hospital in
Reira, Mozambique in 1980. On a
return visit there last January, he
found that some four million of
the country's 12 million were suf-
fering from famine, and that a
dire shortage of medicines left
doctors there helpless. An
estimated 100.000 people died of
starvation in 1984, and many
were dying from drought and
famine-related diseases.
Mozambique is one of six East
African countries currently suf-
fering from drought and famine,
but has not received the same
publicity or attention which has
been accorded to Ethiopia or the
Sudan. According to World
Health Organization statistics, the
mortality rate for children under
five, as well as the maternal mor-
tality rate, reached 40 percent in
The motives of those who joined
the AJWS and its program are to
translate the Jewish values of
Tzedaka (Hebrew for righteous
deeds, the parallel of "charity")
into humanitarian service. An in-
cidmtal aim is to provide this ser-
vice through a Jewish organiza-
tion, since until now Jews con-
tributing to such humanitarian
causes have had no agency of their
own for this purpose.
The aircraft carrying the
medical supplies was provided by
Live-Aid, the London-based foun-
dation which recently sponsored a
24-hour Rock-'n-Roll international
television marathon to raise
money for African famine relief.
Much of the medical supplies,
mainly antibiotics, anti-malarial
and anti-parasitic drugs, came
through donations from phar-
maceutical firms in the U.S.
Arrangement for distribution of
the drugs in Mozambique, in-
cluding transport over land, by air
and by boat, were made with the
help of the Mozambique govern-
ment and UNICEF. A portion of
the shipment, destined for the
remote province of Tete, was
dropped off in Zimbabwe, to be
trucked from there into Mozambi-
que under UNICEF supervision.
The thrust of the work planned
by AJWS will be directed at long-
range development projects in the
fields of health care and
agriculture, rather than emergen-
cy relief, with projects on the
drawing board for Latin America
and Asia (primarily the Indian
sub-continent), in addition to
Africa, according to officials of
the organization.
Boston Peace Now Unit
Challenges Kahane Visit
el )cis formally thanked United Jewish Appeal and, through
I. Jewish Federations and communities for successful comply-
lofthe historic Operation Moses campaign. The thanks were
I "I by a plaque presented to UJA National Chairman
] Grass (center) and UJA President Stanley B. Horowitz
iti by Minister Elyakim Rubinstein-Migdal, deputy chief of
turn in Israel's Embassy, at the recent UJA national officers
ting in New York. Operation Moses has raised $62.5 million,
tding its $60 million goal. Already $524 million has been
First Nazi Party
ormed In Switzerland
ier of the fledgling
p National Socialist
said here that his inn-
ate goal is to improve
nage of the Nazis with,
public and that he also
(ds to present a list for
rommunal elections to
feld here next year.
pie the press in general con-
" Ernst Meister a screwball,
Nation of the first National
Mt Party in the country has
some concern among
Most Jews interviewed,
Nr. said that the open anti-
|| attitudes of the party are
likely to generate wide
ISTER, 40, agrees that the
F>d the image of his party
[a lot to be desired, but not
ideas it promotes. The
member of National Ac-
'ascist movement, and the
esident of its Zurich sec-
eister told a local weekly,
>wA*\ that "many in other
1 -support my ideas. The only
n is that they are irritated
name. Our primary pro-
1 ne of image."
lister said he has no in-
tention of changing the name of
his party and will do all he can to
legitimize it with the public. In re-
cent interviews he said that
Switzerland is ripe for a new Nazi
Party to rise to its previous
glamor. Asked about the mass kill-
ing of Jews by Hitler, Meister
said, "That is not so tragic. Again,
the problem is the lack of a good
He is described as an electrical
engineer, and according to press
reports he lives alone in an apart-
ment on Zaehringer Street
Meister reportedly has angered
the National Action, from which
he was expelled in 1983, because
he is conducting a recruiting drive
among its members and sup-
porters, who are much less stri-
dent in their public statements.
THERE IS no indication of how
many members Meister's party
has. Most reports note that it is
composed of a few persons.
Nevertheless, the spokesman
for the Public Ministry of the
regional confederation, Roland
Hauenstein, said that his office
will carefully monitor the party s
activities. But he added that
political activities in Switzerland
that remain within the law and do
not threaten the internal or exter-
nal security of the state cannot be
Peace Now, a Jewish group
functioning in the United
States, Canada and Israel
for peace between Israel
and the Arabs, worked out a
strategy to neutralize both
an appearance by Rabbi
Meir Kahane in Boston and
an equally controversial
anti-Kahane and anti-Israel
rally of Arab students
earlier this year.
A report of the debate within
the Boston chapter of Peace Now
and about its successful effort to
involve other local Jewish groups
in its response to the problem ap-
peared in the current issue of the
organization's newsletter, "Peace
WHEN THE Boston unit board
learned Kahane was coming to
town, its members saw the pro-
blem this way: "Could we afford
to let his appearance go un-
challenged, or would we be help-
ing him if we made a public issue
of his policies and activities?"
After agreeing not to leave the
field ("and the media") to Kahane,
members also decided to attempt
"for the first time a joint activity
with mainstream organizations in
the Boston Jewish community."
The Peace Now unit board call-
ed a meeting "out of which grew a
unified demonstration on behalf of
the local Jewish communities" to
be held at the school where
Kahane was to speak last
Marching behind a banner that
said "Israel Yes Kahane No!",
and "Boston Jews Reject
Kahane's Racism." more than 150
people from many organ i: ns
"listed as rabbis, community
workers and three members of the
State Legislature" assailed
Across the street a group of
Arab students had assembled,
with placards which condemned
Kahane but also proclaimed "a
nasty anti-Israel stance, equating
Zionism with racism and boosting
the PLO."
ALL LOCAL TV stations and
many radio stations gave con-
siderable attention to "the three-
sided event: Kahane inside the
school speaking to 300 or so peo-
ple, and the Jews and Arabs out-
side." But the event was given
less play by local newspapers.
The small steering committee
organized by the Boston unit
"operated as a group of concerned
individuals and did not consider it
necessary or feasible to obtain for-
mal organizational endorsements
of the demonstration. Although
Kahane's appearance at a public
high school had stirred up much
controversy, the committee decid-
ed not to oppose his right to
speak, but to attack his policies."
Leaflets condemning Kahane's
position were distributed at the
rally. The leaflets bore the names
of 31 rabbis, Peace Now, the
Jewish Community Council, the
local branches of the American
Jewish Committee, the American
Jewish Congress, the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
the Jewish Peace Fellowship, and
the local chapter of Hadassah. The
leaflets contained the text of a
statement by Israeli Attorney
General Yitzhak Zamir on "The
Danger of Kahanism."
The report concluded that,
"given Kahane's outrageous
statements and the Arabs'
virulent anti-Israeli banners, it
was felt on balance that the com-
bined Jewish protest had served a
very good purpose. Without it, the
field would indeed have been left
to the two extremes of hatred and
El Al Conducting Intensive Safety
Tests On Its Boeing Jets
is conducting exhaustive safety
tests on its Boeing jumbo jets,
both on the ground and in the air,
in the aftermath of recent fatal ac-
cidents involving the American-
built aircraft.
The company's engineers are
using X-ray and other
sophisticated equipment to search
for invisible cracks in the Pratt
and Whitney engines that power
the Boeing 737. Such faults are
believed responsible for the fire
that destroyed a British Airways
737 at Manchester Airport last
month with the loss of 50 lives.
Guided by the Boeing com-
pany's own crash data analysis. El
Al's overhaul unit at Ben Gurion
Airport is also examining and
testing the engines of the larger
747 jets. Last month's Japan
Airlines crash that took more than
500 lives and the Air India plane
that crashed off the coast of
Ireland in June were both Boeing
"We religiously implement all of
the bulletins regarding safety
regardless of cost," Arieh
Fruchter, head of El Al's overhaul
unit, told The Jerusalem Post.
With far fewer Israelis flying
abroad this summer because of
the steep travel tax. El Al cannot
afford to ground its planes in peak
Some maintenance work is be-
ing carried out in flight. Top
technicians aboard the plane-
monitor their performance while

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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 20, 1985
Press Digest
(Compiled from Israeli dailies
and the English-language Jewish
Press, by MARTY ERANN,
Director of Communications,
South County Jewish
An anti-missionary group in
Israel, called Yad La'achim. has
been demonstrating in
Jerusalem daily against the con-
struction of a branch of the Mor-
mon Brigham Young University
on Mount Scopus.
They are convinced that
despite the Mormons' declara-
tions that this center will not
serve as a base for missionary
activities, this will nevertheless
be its real purpose. Their fear is
supported by internal Mormon
church documents which
describe methods of proselytiz-
ing Jews.
A pledge by Brigham Young
University president Jeffrey
Holand, say the opponents, is
not legally binding, and
Jerusalem's Mayor Teddy
Kollek has been blinded by gifts
made to the Jerusalem Founda-
tion (a charge which his
spokesman dismisses as utterly
ridiculous). The Jerusalem
Foundation, for which Mayor
Kollek raises funds personally
on frequent visits to the U.S. (in
small home gatherings, usually),
is supported by Jews and Chris-
tians throughout the world. It
has been responsible for much of
the restoration, park develop-
ment, library and other public
service projects in the city.
A conclusion reached by Ruby
from his visit: the refuseniks are
just about the only truly free peo-
ple living in the Soviet Union to-
day they have already lost just
about everything else, and do not
fear losing anything else. (The
Washington Jewish Week)
Gush Emunim. which in the
1970's under the Lalwr govern-
ments gained great momentum
in its efforts to settle Jews in
Judea and Samaria, last week
tried to hold a memorial meeting
for the slain Andre Aloush in
Tulkarm. This led to a new clash
with the military authorities, now
under Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, who banned such a rally.
Aloush, a Netanya resident, was
murdered by an Arab terrorist
two weeks ago, adding to the
growing list of such killings in
Arab cities recently. Tulkarm,
situated just across the "Green
Line" from Netanya in Samaria,
has generally been considered a
safe town, benefitting greatly
from trade and business with
Israelis. Its mayor, a known PLO
supporter, condemned the attack
along with the mayor of Jenin
(further north), where another
Israeli, Uri Ovad of Tiberias, was
shot and gravely wounded on the
same day as Aloush.
The PLO news agency WAFA
said the General Command of the
Forces of the Palestine Revolu-
tion, situated in Yemen, took
"credit" for the attacks saying
they killed Israeli "secret service
Israel, meanwhile, has increas-
ed the deportation of known PLO
activists "who cannot, for one
reason or another, be charged in
courts." and has also taken more
residents of the non-Israeli "West
Bank" into administrative deten-
tion. This has led to some
demonstrations by leftist groups
in Israel who contend that the
measures violate due process and
principle of civil rights. (The
Amid the gloomy reports of
the economic situation in Israel,
there's a bright spot in stories
from the southern Red Sea port
city of Eilat, which is said to be
a boom town, experiencing a
growing prosperity. Hotels in
the city of 20,000 are bursting at
the seams, aided by the
preposterous $300 travel levy
plus 20 percent tax on the
tickets imposed on those travel-
ing abroad.
Eilat has also been declared
sort of a "free trade zone"
not really free, bat with
substantially reduced taxes, as
of October 1. This it expected to
reduce the cost of living there by
as much as 20 percent, and will
draw large numbers into the
area. In addition, the mayor,
Rafi Hochman, is hard at work
trying to draw light industry in-
to the town and his prospects
appear to be good. He expects
Eilat's population to more than
double in the next five years.
Walter Ruby, an American
Jewish journalist who serves, in-
ter alia, as a correspondent for
The Jerusalem Post, recently
visited the Soviet Union, spon-
sored by the Long Island Commit-
tee for Soviet Jewry, with the in-
tention of visiting a number of
refuseniks. Ruby and a compa-
nion, David Rier, had no trouble in
Moscow; but in Leningrad, after
leaving the home of a refusenik
late at night, they were jumped by
two hooligans (a favorite Russian
adjective) who robbed them tak-
ing their film and notes along with
other things.
Ruby is convinced this was no
simple mugging, although U.S.
consular officials and a leader in
the U.S. Council for Soviet Jews
think it probably was.
Schindler Assails Orthodox
Attack on Woman Rabbi
NEW YORK r Rabbi Alex-
ander M. Schindler, president of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, this week assailed
"Orthodox extremists who mar-
red the beauty and sanctity" of
the Bar Mitzvah in Cracow earlier
this month of a Stamford (Conn.)
youth, the first celebrated in the
Polish city in 35 years.
The Reform Jewish leader said
he was expressing the sense of
outrage of Reform Judaism over
the "despicable" behavior of a
New York Orthodox rabbi and
travel agent who insisted that the
Bar Mitzvah be moved to another
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synagogue and who, during the
ceremony, tore the prayer shawl
from an American woman rabbi
who had trained the boy for his
Bar Mitzvah and accompanied him
to Cracow.
president of the American
Federation of Polish Jews, also
criticized the Orthodox movement
for its "perversion of history to
claim a monopoly on Polish
Jewry." The Union of Orthodox
Rabbis of North America and the
Rabbinical Council of America had
separately attacked the idea of a
non-Orthodox Bar Mitzvah
ceremony conducted by a woman
M a "desecration" and "a
trayal of Jewish history."
Noting that the Temple
Synagogue, in which the
ceremony took place, was
dedicated as a Reform temple in
1844, Rabbi Schindler declared:
"Polish Jewry was far from
monistic. Among the Jews of
Poland slaughtered by the Nazis
were not only Orthodox Jews, but
also Reform Jews and non-
religious Jews, Zionists and non-
Zionists and even anti-Zionists."
He continued: "I suppose I
ought to understand this kind of
arrogance and intolerance. Or-
thodoxy has suffered a precipitous
decline over the past generations,
and intolerance is a sure sign of
Rabbi Schindler concluded his
statement by declaring of the
Reform movement: "We are
Jews, and we will not be read out
of the Jewish fold not in Israel,
not in Europe, nor anywhere on
this earth."
f IT.
Efforts Begun To Increase
American Tourism To Israel
ficials and representatives of
leading hotel, airline and
tourism groups met with pro-
minent Jewish business
leaders for two hours recently
in an effort to devise new
methods to increase American
tourism to Israel to boost
Israel's beleaguered economy.
Max Fisher of Detroit told
reporters after the private
meeting that tourism is the se-
cond fastest growing interna-
tional industry, second only to
the petroleum industry. He
also said that Israel's tourist
facilities are currently being
used even with tourism
growing at only about half
their capacity.
The meeting was under the
auspices of the tourism com-
mittee of Operation In-
dependence, a group formed
officially last February and
consisting of a task force of
some 100 international Jewish
business leaders seeking to
help strengthen Israel's
economy. Fisher is chairman
of Operation Independence,
and of the tourism committee.
While he did not reveal
details of the meeting, Fisher
announced that Operation In-
dependence has recieved a
commitment from national
rabbinical and congregational
leadership of the major bran-
ches of Judaism for rabbis in
some 2,500 synagogues in the
United States and Canada to
announce a new program to
expand Jewish tourism in
Fisher, an industrialist and
long time activist within the
American Jewish community
he was founding chairman
of the Board of Gover
the Jewish Agency
reporters at the Hj.
Club that Operation"!
dependence is a 10-vearJ
ject that will deal withi
economic issues such i
ports from Israel.
"Israel within the
decade has to establish]
economic independence,
not depend on handouts" J
the U.S., Fisher said..
provided with some $41
year in economic and'.,
aid from the I'nited Statt
Fisher said the goal i
tourism effort is to
the number of visitors toi
by some 500.000 after j
years. It was noted thati_
citizens of West Germans
Israel than American Jni|
a yearly basis.
Operation Indepeni
leaders held their first;
meeting in Jerusil
September 10 to 13.
Shimon Peres has said I
tion Independence has i
ed "critical important
Israel's efforts to arresti
tion and stabilize its
deficit. He addressed
plenary meeting.
In Jerusalem, the tail
was divided into eight i
groups, each dealt
specific field of business i
ty. They were exports off]
sumer goods to the US
ports of industrial goodsl
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ment; trade with I
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Friday, September 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Our Readers Write
Rabbi Richard Agler
attention Arab Moderates:
Ipeak Before It's Too Late
Congregation B'nai Israel
of Boca Raton
The news from Israel has been
ainful this summer. Though
here has been no major war,
here is no peace either. Israeli
asualties continue to be suffered
torn Lebanon and terrorism has
Bcreased on the West Bank and
ven inside the Green Line.
\eridn outmigration has
ontinued apace, the economy is
trained to a degree beyond which
lost Americans can comprehend
ml. just for good measure, Meir
ahane's popularity is at an all-
iw high.
1 lay to become despondent
ST such headlines and for this
asiin I was glad to have spent
ne in Israel during the summer.
[was a chance to see the "other
fe" of Israel the side that
fely makes the papers. Rest
pured, there is good news from
ael as well. The people remain
slute, committed to Zionism,
future of the Jewish State and
I Jewish people. The fact of the
intry's existence is a continuing
racle, the greatest Jewish
purrence in 2,000 years. Israel,
especially Jerusalem, retain
power to touch and to inspire
[do no other places on earth.
Still, the problems are pressing
real. The greatest one, the
ttblem from which all of the
her major problems flow, is not
[Israel's making. This, of course,
[the continuing refusal of every
fall leader, with the singular
ception of the late Anwar
tat. to recognize Israel's right
|exist as a nation.
[es, there has been posturing.
ire is no shortage of hints of
[deration timed, it always
pis, to coincide wih requests
weapons from the United
& I "iigress. But those voices
I"t endure. Meanwhile, Arabs
l<' call for real peace are
heed, usually violently and
st often permanently. To say
^t such actions have a "chilling
PCt" on other potential leaders
|to understate the case. Arab
tars, aii of them the Arafats,
Jordanians and the Saudis as
as the Syrians, the Libyans
Six People
Injured In
Bomb Blast
P'e were slightly injured when
wnb exploded in a bus stop in
p. a suburn of Jerusalem. They
rushed to a hospital and
ed several hours later after
treated for their injuries
shock. Police detained 11
-ts in the bombing. The
&b was planted in a bush near
bus stop. The explosion
polished the bus stop and an
^nt fence. Windows were
shed in nearby houses.
and Iraqis have been feeding
their people a steady diet of
hatred and anti-Jewish fanaticism
for over 50 years now. They have
created a reality and a mindset
that is not easy to counter.
Americans and other
Westerners not intimately
familiar with the history of the
conflict, or with the fanatical
Islamic underpinnings for much of
it, sometimes contend that the
Middle East question could be
solved if only the two sides could
sit down and negotiate their
differences. Unfortunately, only
one side has ever wanted to talk.
That remains as much the case
today as it has since the day the
State of Israel was born.
In recent months, the voices of
rejection and extremism have
been receiving a hearing on the
Jewish side as well. This is a most
dangerous development, at least
for those of us who do not want to
see the Holy Land turned into
another Belfast, South Africa, or
Punjab. The most important thing
in any pluralistic democratic
society is for the political center to
hold. But due to the absence of
credible Arab negotiating
partners and the concommitant
riee of Jewish extremism, the
center in Israel is facing its
greatest threat ever. If it does not
survive intact, the Israel of the
future may be a very different one
from the Israel we have known in
the past.
Let us pray that the coming
year will bring with it Arab
peacemakers who will speak loud-
ly, clearly and fearlessly. And as
an American Jewish community,
let us support all voices of peace,
and give no quarter to those who
call for further strife and conflict,
be they Jewish or not. Before it is
too late.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I would like to cast my vote in
support of Rabbi Bruce Warshal's
condemnation of the racist antics
of Meir Kahane and, at the same
time, clarify a gross misconcep-
tion which may have gained
credence by a misunderstanding
of the Rabbi's words.
While the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations did not add
its name to a public condemnation
of Kahaneism, I firmly believe
that it was because as an organiza-
tion they did not want to interfere
with internal Israeli affairs.
There has been much opposition
to Kahane in the Orthodox com-
munity. For years, Kahane has
complained of the inaccessibility
of Orthodox pulpits as platforms
for the proliferation of his pro-
paganda. Every religious party in
the Knesset supported the "anti-
racism" proposal intended to ban
Kahane and his ideology from
mainstream Israeli politics. Many
leaders and members of the Or-
thodox Union participate in
religious Zionist organizations
whose anti-Kahane positions are
well known. Much has appeared in
Orthodox scholarly and popular
literature refuting Kahane's inter-
pretation of Jewish sources as
they apply to Arabs, non-Jews and
Unfortunately, an uncareful
reader may have construed Rabbi
Warshal's letter as support of the
myth which sees Orthodox Jews
as non-thinking espousers of the
"party line," both politically and
religiously. This, I believe, is not
what Warshal said, and is certain-
ly far from true. There is certainly
no political consensus among the
Orthodox. While there may be a
few who claim to espouse Da'as
Torah, the authentic Torah
perspective on every issue, our
comminity is divided. Orthodoxy
claims the strongest advocates of
political Zionism, as well as its
greatest antagonists. There are
those among us willing to
negotiate a land settlement in
Judea and Samaria, and those
who refuse to move an inch. Some
support the Jewish defenders who
killed Arabs, taking the law into
their own hands, and others con-
demned them as terrorists. We fill
the political spectrum from right
to left on such issues as South
African divestment, nuclear
freeze, women's equality and
homosexual equal rights.
We differ religiously as well. We
are modern Orthodox and we are
Chassidic. Some are clean-shaven
and dress fashionably, others don
beards and black garb. Some work
closely with the non-Orthodox
community leaders, others of us
shun them.
What we Orthodox do have in
common, however, is a firm com-
mitment to the integrity of Torah,
and to the relevance of Jewish
tradition to every aspect of con-
temporary life. Our approaches
may vary, our conclusions my dif-
fer, but for all of us they come
after careful consideration and
evaluation of Jewish texts, coupl-
ed with our own critical
understanding of the contem-
porary scene.
Boca Raton Synagogue
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
In a front-page article on
August 23, "Helms To Seek
Defense Pact With Israel," Hugh
Orgel of the JTA states: "Helms,
while at one time regarded as
highly critical of Israel, has
recently changed his views "
Speaking as a Jewish conser-
vative, both religiously and
politically, I am unfamiliar with
Senator Helms ever being anti-
Israel. I challenge Mr. Orgel to
document his reasons for Senator
Helms alleged "change of views"
For too long, and wrongfully,
most of the Jewish and liberal
press have labelled Conservatives
as anti-Israel and therefore
naturally anti-Semitic, which I
totally reject.
I think that when a columnist
writes a line such as Mr. Orgel's
he owes it to his readers to docu-
ment his accusations.
Delray Beach
Attacks Against Israeli Citizens
Will Have Serious Consequences
Deputy Premier and
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir warned that attacks
against Israeli civilians such
as the two which took place
in Jenin and Tulkarem
recently will have serious
consequences for the non-
Jewish population.
Addressing a gathering in
Ashkelon, Shamir said that if in-
nocent Jews are endangered, in-
nocent Arabs must suffer. "We
must not allow a situation to occur
in Tulkarem or Jenin, or
anywhere else, in which, when a
Jew is killed, life goes on as usual,
as if nothing had happened,"
Shamir declared.
Netanya was shot and killed in
Tulkarem, some 15 miles west of
Nablus, two weeks ago. Several
hours later, Uri Ovad of Tiberias
was seriously wounded after be-
ing shot in the back at very close
range in Jenin, some 20 miles
north of Nablus. The assailants
A curfew immediately imposed
on the two cities continued last
week as security fources stepped
up efforts to apprehend the
assailants. The curfew was lifted
in the two cities for several hours
to allow residents to purchase
food supplies. Security forces said
the curfew would continue as long
as it was necessary for the pur-
pose of the investigation.
Mayor Hilmi Handoun of
Tulkarem condemned the murder
in a rare statement from a West
Bank leader. The statement was
placed in the context of the large-
scale interest among Tulkarem
merchants to continue commercial
relations with the neighboring
Jewish towns.
SHAMIR, meanwhile, said ter-
rorism was a threat to Israel's ex-
istence, and had to be dealt with
as such. He added that terrorist
organizations were forced to
resort to methods such as those
used in Jenin and Tulkarem
because their bases in Lebanon
were destroyed, and because they
were unable to conduct large-scale
Shamir also cited the renewed
presence of Palestinian terrorist
bases in Jordan as a reason for the
increase in terrorist attacks on
Jews in the West Bank and Israel.
Minister Mordechai Gur (I,abor)
also discussed the presence of
these bases in Jordan at the week-
ly Cabinet session.
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Harry Starr: An Untiring Champion of Jewish
Intellectual and Humanitarian Pursuits
A recent New York Times arti-
cle featured a rebirth in new
swaddling clothes of an old ugly
issue: quotas at Ivy League
universities. This time, it wasn't
Jews who were the s >ject of in-
quiry, but Asian Americans. "We
have enough of them," the article
quoted a Princeton professor.
"And someone said, 'You have to
admit, there are a lot.' "
The article went on to refer to
these new challenges as "reminis-
cent of those made by Jews on the
same campuses 30 years ago."
But it was over 60 years ago
that Harry Starr, then a recent
graduate of Harvard and in his
first year at Harvard Law School,
faced the same issue regarding
Jews. At that time, too, the fear,
expressed in private meetings,
was "overrepresentation."
In 1922, Starr was president of
the Harvard Menorah Society.
The society had been established
in 1960 by Henry Hurwit and the
interrelationship of Jewish tradi-
tion and belief. And no one em-
bodied these principles more than
Starr, an immigrant boy from a
poor working-class home, a
devoted scholar, a true
Renaissance man.
CONFRONTED by the revela
tion of a growing anti-Semitic
undercurrent at Harvard, the
"fear of a new Jerusalem" at the
prestigious old Brahmin institu
tion, Starr tackled head-on the
possibility of a quota system. The
quiet diplomacy with which the
young Starr negotiated himself in
a series of meetings with Chris-
tian representatives of te faculty
and student body won for Jews a
noble victory, and, amazingly,
made Harvard the first and
foremost American university to
establish a Jewish studies
Beyond that, the episode made
of Starr an untiring champion of
Jewish intellectual and
humanitarian pursuits who would
continue for the rest of his life to
devote all his time to the establish-
ment and endowment of Jewish
studies, and to being an eloquent
spokesman for the nobility of all
Now in his 85th year, Starr, im-
mensely kind and quick-witted,
wonders at the attention paid him,
a man who for all his unceasing ef-
forts and magnanimous gifts is
still the humble gentleman he has
always been. An astounding
raconteur, Starr recalled in an in-
terview all the events which made
and colored his life, from his birth
in Vitebsk (that Russian-Jewish
cosmos imprinted indelibly in our
memories by another great Jew,
Marc Chagall) to his boyhood in
Gloversville, N.Y., his sojourn at
his beloved Harvard University,
and his many long years as direc-
tor of the Lucius N. Littauer
Foundation, a small giant of
benefaction to Jewish intellectual
pursuits whose story unfolds
along with Starr's.
For 56 years, Starr has been
president of the Littauer Founda*
tion, a source of funding for
Jewish studies programs and,
above all, a patron saint, Jewish
style, of scholars whose books
may not have ever been completed
and published if not for the
assistance and, even more,
supreme interest that he Founda-
tion, in the person of Starr, has in-
vested in them.
sive list of publications bespeaks
the personal involvement that
Lucius Littauer, and Starr, took
in realizing the dreams of such
tremendous historians as Salo
Baron, Lucy Dawidowicz, Harry
Wolfson, Raphael Patai, Amitai
Etzioni, S.D. Goitein, Yehuda
Bauer, and other writers of
historical, scientific, art and fic-
tional works far too numerous to
Starr and Littauer shared a
mutual boyhood home, a small city
in upstate New York whose name,
Gloversville, reveals its origins,
and on which Starr can expound
to such extent that a gorgeious
microcosm of worlds all flow
together into one amazing pic-
ture. Starr's areas of expertise
are vast. He can talk as readily
and knowledgeably of the leather
tanning industry as of Jewish life
in small towns, in Europe as well
as America; of classical and
American history; changing
fashions and new technologies;
politics and human foibles. His
acute memory provides thumbnail
sketches and marvelous vignettes
of 20th Century Jewish life as it
went through its tremendous
He has stored away, for exam-
ple, vivid pictures of Jewish
workers, socialists, atheists,
capitalists one and all gathered
at the synagogue on Saturdays
("It was the social center hard
to understand that sort of thing")
or eating only kosher meat, pro-
vided by his mother's butcher
shop, the only one in town.
His recollections, his knowledge
of the workers' origins in Warsaw
and Grenoble, create a crazy quilt
of "curious paradoxes" radical
workers, founders of the
Workmen's Circle, future
businessmen, ''kosher
freethinkers" living together in
a small but cosmopolitan town in
northern New York State.
"They created a little Jewish
world up there," recalled Starr,
his eyes misting over as he slipped
for a moment back into a life that
had receded pleasantly into his
past. "You'd call it a ghetto ex-
cept they weren't restricted. They
could live anywhere they wanted,
but they associated with each
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Volume 7
Number 30
emplary, winning prizes for best
essay and public speaking, from
the DAR as well as from Mr. Lit-
tauer, who had become a wealthy
man, a U.S. Congressman, a
benefactor of multiple causes. But
not yet acquainted with the
remarkable young man who would
in later years be his adviser, his
legal counsel, is literary critic.
Young Starr, before the school
day began, would deliver meat for
his mother, along wit his brother
and sister, then attend both public
and Hebrew school.
Starr recalls with pride how, no
matter how little money there
was, his mother always put aside
the 50 cents a week needed for
each of her children to have
Hebrew lessons. His mother was a
feminist, Starr remarked, without
ever having heard the term, work-
ing from down to dusk, and
evidently instilling in her children
the diligence and devotion to fami-
ly and Jewish life that would
forever be their legacy, their
His mother had been widowed
before she ever got the chance to
join her husband in America, he
who had gone ahead to start the
butcher shop and make a new life
for his family waiting, as did so
many others, in Russia, waiting
for the tickets to the new land of
knowing nothing of business,
Starr's mother, nonetheless, went
ahead as she had to, raising her
children to be Jewish American
citizens with a keen sense of both
cultures. Harry Starr applied this
confluence of ideals to his studies,
his goals, his life's work.
By the age of five, he
remembered, he was translating
the Bible from Hebrew to Yiddish
("It wasn't at all unusual"). An
assiduous reader, he would read
anything he could get his hands
on. And he particularly recalls
reading magazine articles about
Harvard, until his desire to attend
that university went unbounded,
so that he declined all the scholar-
ships offered him for almost any
American university and worked
while he prepared and read for the
exams Harvard gave to any boy
who had enough of a wish to go
In the fall of 1917, with about
$200 saved, Starr went to Cam-
bridge to sit for five days of writ-
ten examinations for entrance in-
to the class that would begin in a
few weeks time. He succeeded.
Starr's excellent career at Har-
vard never changed his Jewish
consciousness. He recalled his
English class, for which he had to
write a daily theme, and how he
wrote stories centering on his
Jewish upbringing which he would
read in class. An outstanding stu-
dent in all his studies, he was
always able to maintain his
distinct Jewish heritage. A very
active member of the Menorah
Association, Starr mixed both
worlds without ever blurring the
lines between them, and has never
since strayed from that patch of a
rich dual heritage.
taking part in an orchestra of
many ethnic groups playing
together, that isn't so." Reflec
ting on the assimilationist trends
gaining ground as the years pro-
gressed and more doors were
opened to Jews, Starr raised the
spectre of the perils of assimila-
tion: "After a generation or so,
most immigrants forget their
whole ancestry." Starr in this
case was speaking not only of
Jews but of all ethnic groups who
sought haven in the "melting
pot," children of immigrants who
can't speak a word of their
parents' mother tongue.
Starr spoke of "the old-
fashioned Americanization idea,
that you have to prove you're
Americanized." For example,
Starr said, all the early Jewish
money went into settlement
houses, educational programs,
with the object "to Americanize.
They wanted to become adapted
to the world in which they lived.
And they've been successful in a
certain way. Because the very
people who had all the memories
did nothing in their whole lives to
build up these memories in the
next generation." And how, he
asked, could their children "resist
the embrace of the new World?'"
The ghetto, said Starr, "meant
something good. It not only kept
the enemy out it kept the Jew
in. It preserved the Jew." In
Europe, he recalled, many doors
opened up only upon formal bap-
tism. But in the U.S., he stressed,
"where Jews are not being baptiz-
ed, they just disappear."
Starr's entire life has been
devoted to the cancellation of this
trend toward "just disappearing."
Starr's dedication to Jewish pride
has been lifelong, but it may be
most notable in his involvement in
"The Affair at Harvard," which is
also the title of the article he
wrote for the Menorah Journal of
October, 1922. Starr's role in the
"affair," of which he speaks
modestly and only when asked if
there weren't quotas on Jews in
the Harvard of his day, is a clear
forerunner of his total involve-
ment in the Jewish presence in
university life, particularly
STARR'S monograph bears
repeating, for it is within its
carefully worded phrases that can
be found the cornerstone not only
of Jewish academic freedoms, but
of American democracy as it en-
compasses all Americans.
In it. he wrote: "To us there
could be no 'Jewish problem,' it
was an entirely subjective pro-
blem; the Jew canot look upon
himself as a problem. He is a full
American with the right to
domicile not only on the soil but in
the institutions arising from that
soil. We sought to eliminate all
talk of special treatment for any
group. You cannot compromise on
principle: you cannot disguise in-
tolerance by talking of expedien-
cy, or of balancing 'racial
It was the most natural u
wrote Starr, "for these kitll
mannered men, who bore not til
slighest trace of malice, to arWl
that a few good Jews werei3
delightful at the club, or hoteUl
but that they must not 'for \i\
own sake accumulate.'"
The Jewish members presents]
the several meetings on i
ject of quotas at Harvard i
to organize Jewish life thr
the Menorah Association "so u*
not an element of reproach mM
be laid to Jewish men." But, St|
wrote, "we were not doing thai]
any sense to justify our right tog]
here, but to justify ourselves, ]
heirs to the Jewish tradition; fe]
elevate ourselves."
AND, he continued, "the whalj
system of American
was lost if it taught them toi_
a prejudice instead of tearinfl
out of their hearts. Perhaps,"
wrote, "some of us had a In
100 years' start on the othersij
getting here We were all i
American race in the forming. |
There has never been a qoatl
system at Harvard.
Beyond that, because of theoal
stant work of Harry Starr ail
Lucius Littauer. Harvard kg|
since 1926 been the seat of I
Nathan Littauer Professorship
Hebrew Literatures*
Philosophy, the first end
chair in Jewish Studies
American university held I
many years by Prof.
Wolfson; the Nathan Littauerct|
dowment for Hebrew books int
Harvard University
which was the first major em
ment for Judatca library i
at an American university;
Littauer School of Public
ministration at Harvard, now I
John F. Kennedy School
Government in the Litt
Center; and. since 1978,
Harry S. Starr Professorship i
Jewish Studies.
Starr has served, or current!
serves, as officer or bowl
member of 22 organizations intkl
U.S. and Israel dedicated to lijl
provision of educational, civic |
philanthropic activities 11
widower, with loving memories" |
his late wife. Cecil Aires* f
Starr, Starr lives modestly in Nj
York City, surrounded by #|
scores of books which to this df
he reads voraciously.
Court Asked To Overturn
Appeals Ruling on Yarmulke
NEW YORK The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has asked the U.S.
Supreme Court to overrule
an appeals court decision
permitting: the Air Force to
bar a Jewish officer from
wearing a yarmulke while
on duty.
In an amicu* curias brief in the
case of S. Simcha Goldman v.
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of
Defense, the League called the
prohibition "unconstitutional."
In 1981, the Air Force ordered
Capt. Goldman, who was then
employed at the Air Force
Regional Hospital at March AFB,
Riverside, Calif., to stop wearing
a yarmulke which he used at all
times to cover his head in confor-
mity with his Orthodox Jewish
refused, he was reprimanded and
his application for a one-year ex-
tension of his military sendee was
met with a "negative recommen-
dation" despite his "highly pj
ed" performance as an Air r*
psychologist. r
The Air Force's JJ*1
was subsequently struck M
a federal district court"*
District of Columbia but was"Jl
upheld by the U.S. Court of*
peals there. J
The League *d.S*i
bi, served as a Navy cr^*
ween 1970 and 1972 sndj<*
yarmulke without *** J
also wore one for four v*> I
ZSZm, p. Jggl
director of ADLsl^^j
Departnwnt. pomtedoui ^i
Court of Appeals conc**Jl
the Air Force dress rOT
which was u^.*SrT'
Goldman, was -arbitrary
Declaring that the*^
violated the const-tujona.
Americans to or**""
Continued on rap

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Friday, September 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County PlflB 5
U.S. Volunteer Sailors
\Recall Aliyah Bet Role
\al to the Jewish Floridian
of South County
I refugee ship Haganah was
Iday's journey from Haifa in
[when the boat's engine
Idown. Unable to move, the
I carrying 1,000 Holocaust
ors slowly began to sink.
[>ing for help, the crew tried
ng the British, who then
Bled Palestine. When no one
fed their distress calls, the
rienced sailors, made up
of American volunteers,
> into action.
instructed the refugess to
Lrt their wooden bunk beds
Vm a human chain from all
ff the vessel. In this way the
passed the lumber into
ler room, where it was used
the engine,
desperate gamble paid off.
tyiip stayed afloat long
i to crawl into Haifa port.
Istory is one of many that
ner American sailors, who
jted illegal ships to Israel
t was still under the British
ite, like to tell. At a recent
in Tel Aviv, 60 of the
han 300 American sailors
articipated in the illegal
shared their adventures
c, luck, ingenuity and sheer
ard such legendary ships
le Exodus, Josiah
wood. Hatikva and others.
| were all youngsters at the
doing something extraor-
said Irving Rubin, who
Hi) on New York's Lower
de. After four years in the
avy, he volunteered to sail
latikva with its 1,500
most of the American
it was the only way to
Aliyah. Many were
frrs of the Hashomer Hat-
onist youth movement and
determined to take part in
nentous events that led to
iblishment of the Jewish
(broke numerous U.S. laws
p to purchase and sail the
ited ships. Officials were
"Fate played a big hand in los-
ing them," recalled Lieberson,
then 19. "At one point the tide
pulled us toward the shoreline.
We must have vanished from
British radar, because all of a sud-
den they raced forward. They
must have thought we had gone
ahead," he said.
Though the crew still joke that
the only thing that kept the ship
together was the paint, they
managed to make two trips to
Israel from Europe with
bribed and travel documents were
forged. They left the U.S. shores
for Europe without passports or
any guarantee that they and their
human cargo of Holocaust sur-
vivors would even be able to enter
the Promised Land.
History has glossed over the ef-
forts of these young American
Jews. Most publications dealing
with this massive wave of illegal
immigration to Israel known as
Aliyah Bet, barely mention that
many of the ships were manned by
American crews. Yet these
former American sailors are now
determined to make their post-
World War II contribution known.
Murray Greenfield, a sailor on
the Hatikva who organized the
latest reunion, is now planning a
massive meeting in Israel for
1987. It will include the 250
American sailors who returned to
the U.S. after sailing the illegal
ships, as well as the thousands of
refugees who were brought over
on the boats. The date will corres-
pond to the 40th anniversary of
their adventure.
Other ships manned by
American Jews included the
Arlosoroff, Geula, Ben Hecht,
Jewish State, Independence, In-
gathering and the Kalanit.
The ex-sailors, now sporting
gray hair and paunchy middle-
aged physiques, exchanged stories
of their journeys at sea as they
flipped through photo albums
detailing their trips. Joe Lieber-
son, for instance, still recalls how
his ship, the Kalanit, managed to
elude the British, who trailed
them when they passed the
Straits of Gibraltar.
lohl Salutes Jews of Augsburg
f)NN (JTA) Chancellor Helmut Kohl has con-
ked the Jewish community in Augsburg on the
png of the synagogue there, destroyed during the
ks Kristallnacht of 1938. "Your temple may be in
fepora, but you, the members of the Jewish communi-
[here at home," Kohl said in a cable.
federal state of Baden Wuertemberg and the
irg municipality made public funds available to
and restore the synagogue. Augsburg, one of the
cities in Germany, is currently celebrating its
L anniversary.
USSR Reverses Decision
On Visa For Publisher
pg an earlier decision,
let Union granted a
Bernard Levinson,
Jt of the Association of
Jook Publishers, to at-
Fifth Moscow Inter-
Book Fair. The fair
st Tuesday.
Bernstein, president
Uom House, and Jari
Itwo other Americans
fed for visas to attend
the fair, and were rejected, did
not get visas, an official of the
Soviet Embassy here said.
Levinson learned about his
first rejection last month and
immediately complained to
book fair officials. The Em-
bassy official did not explain
why the three Americans were
barred or why the ban on
Levinson was lifted and not on
the other two.
Holocaust survivors.
"There was a lot of suffering on
the ship. Conditions weren't very
different from what they had in
the concentration camps. But we
had no other choice," Lieberson
"The stench was terrible from
all of the vomiting. When people
came on the deck for air, the crew
would shower them with the
hoses. We never told them when
we would do it, as otherwise they
wouldn't let us clean them.
"We also couldn't keep the cor-
pses on board. There was no
refrigeration for food, let alone
for them. So we had to put
shackles on them and throw the
bodies overboard.
"On our second trip, we picked
up people who had been on the Ex-
odus. They had returned to
Europe after the British refused
to let them enter Israel. We arriv-
ed in Israel after the State was
declared and all males of fighting
age were immediately taken off
the vessel. They were taken
straight to the front, and many
were killed.
"It was a real tragedy. They had
survived the concentration camps
and had come all this way from
Europe just to be killed in battle,"
Lieberson said as he shook his
head sadly.
Most other ships arrived during
the British Mandate. As the
British soldiers detained the
vessels, the passengers displayed
now famous banners reading,
"The Germans destroyed our
families and homes; don't you
destroy our hope." Meanwhile,
the American crew quickly chang-
ed their sailor's uniforms for the
ragged clothes of the refugees in
order to avoid detection by the
"If we were caught being a
member of the ship we would have
been charged with aiding and
abetting illegal immigration. So
we fooled the British by preten-
ding that we were refugees,"
recalled Eddy Kaplansky, who
was a crew member of the Jewish
"The British sprayed tear gas
onto the ships when we were in
Haifa. One woman accidentally
smothered her kid as she tried to
prevent the baby from breathing
the gas," Kaplansky said.
The Holocaust survivors were
then taken to Cyprus refugee
camps, where they were again
met with barbed wire, primitive
living conditions and disease.
Women stripped the linings of
their tents to make clothes. Soup
made from potato peels was stan-
dard fare.
"But that is where the similari-
ty with the concentration camps
ends," noted Harold Katz, who,
like most other American sailors,
managed to sneak into the camps
by pretending to be a refugee.
"The place was permeated with
hope. There was one suicide out of
the 16,000 people there. That's
amazing when you consider that
these people came out of concen-
tration camps and were back
again behind barbed wire," Katz
"The American sailors gave lec-
tures in English on American
Jewry. All different types of
organizations were formed and
there was a lot of learning going
on. People really believed in their
"When there was a wedding on
Cyprus, the American sailors
came as guests. The wedding
feast consisted of one orange to
each person, but it brought joy to
our souls. We had belief in each
other," KaU stressed.
After almost 40 years, the con-
tribution of these American Jews
hasn't been forgotten by the
Holocaust survivors, who even-
tually rebuilt their lives in the
Jewish State.
Remarked one woman who at-
tended the reunion, "I just had to
come and thank the people who
brought me here."
Congratulations to Phil and
Anne Warshafsky of Delray
Beach, on the occasion of their
55th wedding anniversary, which
they celebrated last week (Sept.
10). The Warshafskys tendered an
Oneg Shabbat at Temple Emeth
on Friday evening, Sept. 6, in
honor of the occasion, with Rabbi
Eliot Winograd and Cantor Zvi
Adler directing the festivities.
Phil and Anne are parachaplains
with the South County Jewish
Federation's Chaplaincy Service,
working as a team in visiting the
sick. Phil is also a member of the
Speakers Bureau, and delights in
story-telling and singing for
various organizations and events.
The couple have a son and a
daughter, four grandchilden and
two great-grandchildren.
Anne and Phil Warshafsky
Court Asked To Overturn
Appeals Ruling on Yarmulke
Continued from Page 4
religion without "interference by
the state," Sinensky said the first
Amendment "cannot be cast aside
simply because the setting for
religious observance is in the
Emphasizing that historically
the U.S. military "has endeavored
to promote, not obstruct, a ser-
viceman's religious practice," the
League brief declared:
"If the constitutional
guarantees afforded service per-
sonnel are to have genuine im-
port, the military must be re-
quired to distinguish those
religious practices that com-
promise legitimate military ends
and those, such as petitioner's
practice of wearing a yarmulke,
that do not."
psychologist, the League said,
Capt. Goldman's "station is a
military hospital, not the bat-
tlefield or the barracks. The yar-
mulke that he must wear accor-
ding to the religious dictates of his
conscience is a small and unob-
trusive head covering, hardly in-
congruous with Capt. Goldman's
otherwise conforming and well-
kempt military attire."
The brief was prepared by
Daniel P. Levitt, Sigmund S.
Wissnergross and Abbe L.
Dienstag of a New York City law
firm in conjunction with ADL's
Legal Affairs Department Staff.
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JCC 395-5546
The Center's activities are based upon the interests and concerns
ol our members. We hope to be flexible enough to change, delete,
and expand services where physically and financially possible
Therefore, your suggestions and ideas are appreciated.
Furthermore, you are cordially invited to serve on any of the
numerous program or administrative committees of the Center, and
to thereby assist in its growth and development.
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In Israel Colleges ...
.. And Local Friends
Technion's Campaign Achieves
Record Highs
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* Complete Fall Program Brochure Available Sept. 1 Look For H In The
Mail Or Call The Center For More Information.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, 1986, at 8
p.m., the Levis Jewish Communi-
ty Center will present the music of
an exciting musical group called
This six-man musical group
from Boston, has become a leader
in Jewish American music. Their
musical styles include folk-like
ballads, dixieland and traditional
music. Their strong vocals com-
bined with diverse instrumenta-
tion, make this a show that's not
to be missed!!
The show will take place at
FAU's University Theatre.
Reserved seats are $10 each and
Patron seats (to include a cocktail
reception following performance)
are $25 per ticket. Group dis-
counts are available.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.
the Levis Jewish Community
Center will present an exciting
musical performance starring
"The Aleph Duo," at the Universi-
ty Theatre in FAU.
The "Aleph Duo" features
Albrecht and Zfira, a two man duo
with a beautiful blend of voices.
They perform diverse songs in
Yeminite, Ladino, Neopolitan,
Spanish, Italian, Yiddish,
Hebrew, and English.
Reserved seats are $10 each;
Patron seats (to include cocktail
reception following performance)
are $25 per ticket. Group dis-
counts are available. Contact
Marianne Lesser.
Don't miss this Fall's exciting
Ulpan Hebrew Classes. The
Center will offer a Beginner's, In-
termediate I and Intermediate II
There are still three open-
ings left in the Levis Jewish
Commuaity Center "Thriv-
ing Threes" program.
Children must be three by
Sept. 1, 1985. Please contact
Karen Albert for further in-
formation (395-5546).
Tamar Ben Ami will instruct all
Classes begin in October and
end in early December.
On Thursdays, from Oct. 3
through Nov. 7, the Levis.Jewish
Community Center will sponsor a
Responsive Parenting Course.
This group discussion program
will take a comprehensive look at
concerns faced by parents of
babies, toddlers and young
Class will take place from
9:45-11:15 a.m. and will be in-
structed by Dena Feldman,
The cost for members will be
$40; for non-members $60.
(ages 25-45 years)
Looking for a great time!!!
Join the fun of meeting new
couples .. Come to a pot-luck
dinner at the Melcer home.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5. Time:
7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per couple plus
a food dish.
Call Linda Melcer at 392-3498
for details.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 8-11 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Party at Bert's
Clubhouse; enjoy good company,
refreshments and a beautiful
waterfront view!! RSVP with
check by Sept. 18. (Only those
who have RSVP'd will be admit-
ted.) Members: $3/non-members:
This month we are providing a
separate Happy Hour for this age
group. Join us in making it a suc-
cessful event!!
Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.,
Happy Hour at the Wildflower in
Boca Raton (551 East Palmetto
Park Road). Hors d'oeuvres and
Cash Bar; Please Tip! Members:
No Cost/Non-Members: $3.
The American Society for Tech-
nion Israel Institute of
Technology has reported a na-
tional campaign achievement for
the first 10 months of fiscal
1984-85 exceeding totals for all of
fiscal 1983-84 as well as those of
any previous year on record, Mar-
tin Kellner, ATS President,
The Society reported $16
million in pledges October-July,
an increase of $4.2 million, or 35
percent more than during the
same period last year. Cash collec-
tion during the same period in-
creased by $2.7 million, or 29
"These recordbreaking figures
reflect increasing support and
awareness by the American
Jewish community of the Tech-
nion's critical role in providing the
brainpower and research so fun-
damental to Israel's economic
viability at this time," Kellner
A new procedure to preserve
crystalline vertebrate eye lenses,
essential for laboratory research
on the human eye, has been
developed by Dr. Ahuva Dovrat of
the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology's Department of
Previously, it was impossible to
preserve these eye lenses intact in
vitro for more than a week, since
without adequate nourishment the
cells of the lens die and are of little
value to researchers. The new
procedure makes it possible to
maintain them for as long as 40
Dr. Dovrat observed that the
outer and the inner curved sur-
faces of the lens not only have dif-
ferent functions in the living eye
but are bathed by different
body fluids. Consequently, lenses
in the laboratory may have
deteriorated relatively rapidly
because they were submerged in a
single culture medium which, at
best, could properly nourish only
one lens surface but never both.
By supplying two different
culture mediums, one situated
above the lens and the other
below. Dr. Dovrat discovered that
both surfaces could receive the re-
quired nourishment. Her techni-
que will be instrumental in advan-
cing research to impede and even
reverse some of the natural aging
processes that rob the elderly of
their eyesight: the loss of
transparency as changes in cell
metabolic activity affect light
transmission (as with cataracts)
and the lens' loss of flexibility as
cells lose their ability to change
their shape with age.
Dr. Dovrat and her associates at
Technion are developing tests to
objectively measure lens health.
They are currently working on a
computerized system where a
scanning laser beam will impact
on sensors to measure lens
transparency. This project is like-
ly to be of major significance in
studying the harmful effects of
otherwise valuable medications on
the eyes.
Star Soccer-Player Removed
For Smuggling Heroin Into Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) Shlomo Shirazi, a popular Israeli
soccer player and fullback in the Betar Jerusalem football
team, has been removed from the national eleven, after he
turned state's witness in a case against himself and seven
others in an alleged burglary and drug ring.
He was detained by police together with the others,
mainly from Netanya, on charges of planning and carrying
out a number of armed thefts in the Netanya area, traffick-
ing in drugs and smuggling heroin into the country.
SHIRAZI AGREED to turn prosecution witness and
the police have accordingly dropped charges against him.
But the national soccer team management said it would be
impossible to allow a man who has implicated himself in
criminal activities to play in the Israeli uniform in interna-
tional games.
Israel Barred From Chess Meet
will not be allowed to par-
ticipate in next year's chess
Olympiad in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) because the
World Chess Federation's
General Assembly decided last
year to hold the tournament in
Dubai, which has since refused
entry permits to Israeli
players. The UAE said it did
not grant the permits because
Israel and the UAE are in a
state of conflict. The discus-
sion of this ban was a major
topic of discussion at the
Federation's conference
recently in the Austrian city of
Israel Belfer, the Israeli
delegate to the conference,
said Israel is realistic enough
to know that it will not be able
to break the ban for 1986. But,
he said, "we want the principle
reviewed that never again in
the future could a Federation
event take place without
Federation members being
granted visas."

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Pge 8 The Jesriah Fsaric&an of Sooth CoontvFridaiv
20. 1965
<~P?"i#* r Hi/fiMn Jrwu* rW*
k*-beJgaered Jews of
Ethiopia are being
persecuted again, they say
This time, though, their op-
pressors are not outsiders
but the rehgious leaders of
the State of Israel.
A: an the two chief racist"
refasa. to reeognae the E:i
psans a* fan Jews asti they
or ntua. bath, to reef
:hesr Judaazr & seaaoc
the Ethsopatr Jaw* imlii ar
usasasrahie affront. They - bars*; JewTsc staras quesoorjec
- --*.-: -
yearned far far *o
yfEthiopia Make It In Israel?
Arrv J*-year<-c E:
m as* a? ssndrei
- a :r:-er
-eeetty Now that we ire
"**? "-ft- at that we are not..
> Bay i>d they briat bere'
We earne a* Jews, a*
tassec We go to the waj far
irj-ee years. We do ewti^
We fbootd aao have the raghta I
w-ooic rather cbe ****
THE ISSUE he* at the,
a fal range of rwhgsos
proBueee to be the stoat cfcffiraft
abaorpoua paa
b one so* of the controversy
Orthodox entaes <*w^
de Jewah Agency ichsrgec
:si:rriBt absorption >
hore uAihn to Eth
La* hat
jUMiaS.II*' tC
the Operatx*.
was ge:
as we as
Mar. I had at
Moses re*
.ade* sj
merauti that the
qpsre would have beea faty
teat vita normal Jewiac
-eagxws practxe m Ethaoaav For
the Ethiopkof ir. :he-r naniin
Tillages routinely immersed
befare every Shaba:
NEW FACES OF ISRAEL: Israel is nek tn
etknie dtversity Its S3 million Jews, omomg
its,four million people, come from countries m
Eastern Europe, the Middle East. Sortk and
fuihSakam Africa, the US and eisewkere.
Recent immigrants are hke eartier grxmm o/
bwdreo tn i
or armed without their pSJ
Afl Ethiopian
itaJtj enroUed
rehgious schools, of wbk4T
_"e Some Orthodox
however, question whether
then- own personnel toning-
^jJooBm order K3
the rooth with what the? ecask
to be proper rehgkw dwgtiB
In response to my ouestsu
Ehe Axnit and Mr IhwaTiT
^[ofTalpiot. affirmed thatfl
chaaren in their care recent
bours of rebgioui astraa
weekly. Gas^-
ksstory and castor.* are Ui^tb
the athoois owr. staff, not bras
BOYS a: Talpw m
The pris wort bioBi
eoeeruig their shouiders tod f
per arm*, and I saw no aSoral
Talpfac AJthoufh do prim
preceded the meal that I shard
with the Talpiot students, dot
was SBthahsstie bendanr i|rw
ntttr Meals > by the ware
esshMfe at the coodasai
the asssL led fbendy in Hctm
by one of the older Ethuaa
bows, at should be noted tht
boys were Brit
in Ethiopia by thar
awasim. who had. m turulearB1
the BBgasfe thanb to ORT. h
Ethiopa. the ..-repeal lanpafei
both Jews anc ao&Jews B
Hebrew but Get, which oary thi
Jesrua tmmigranto and sear fcarv i
tra\u as thsse sAotos ssosr yontkfnl op-
rtswirsv rudow o/eaprrvTace. a saoChfr'f lorn
and courage to buxld tknr osrst itss* and tknr
own land.
j 'We go to the army ... we
should also have the rights'.
*in*d aa a smbohc
the CoeensBt aa-
- arrrcalin
eft behind and the entry into a
as a Jew m the
As such it
bshry have gamed
at T.y table eonffsd)
that ssoraag prayers are always
recited They seeaii
kiis-iuanaiih about psttaja
terWtn. and ?ther ntaah Thw
also now know the fufl boav
In a dance exubroon for r
fok dance dob v*
one another or dud
, rather they dsswii
ones saeby sde.
expsained that Ethjopss
are sent to relfw
for thee first real"
proswaaoawi deasw si
to supper*, their faith d
behef as aa aid to ahsorpooa""
TTated, ad**"< that "they as*
a beherac people
tn m
tknr onenUUiom sato Isrmeix sonats/. thaw
Etkwputn Jewxsk Iwwa-aarrs are aar-
__________I'____ _* ^ _.'_^a/BM
YoutkBattaluma. Most Israeli tem-agers jatss others called to emermeney military arrraoT
tArtr awareness of
. to hst> profet
Ourtstg some Israeli
'I would rather die than
undergo ritual converse

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We Won't Talk With Groups
Responsible for Violence Shultz
sit down for their first meal in Israel at
'risk Agency absorption center. The meal
consists of potatoes, rice, rolls and tea, to pro-
vide nutrition without complicating common
gastric problems.
how Ethiopian Jewry had
jt off from the mainstream
DO years," he said. At the
ime, he emphasized that the
; had not been invited to the
to convince or coerce
people into submitting to
sion. Rather, they were try-
explain the issues so that
jng people could reach their
formed decisions.
ff, he said, also try to
heir pupils over" the con-
issue and its attendant
i. The director of the Yemin
^ool, for instance, has been
Jly successful in presenting
poal as a "renewal of the
ant," and has succeeded in
fng resentment among
ably the strongest driving
nong the young Ethiopians
wish to "be Hke everyone
according to Rivkah Ar-
the psychologist at
. No doubt this also con-
)rthodox critics who hope
Bt Ethiopians.
it are you doing to help the
pians preserve their
lys and culture?" one
an visitor asked.
cannot preserve it for
Mr. Amit answered. "We
exercise their folklore
see it here. But all groups
nething of what they bring
1. What's important is for
ccept them as they are, and
^ey will choose according to
own free will what they
! he concluded.
RIVKAH? the school
logist, was not fully
with his answer.
have to distinguish bet-
[olkways and culture," she
lusic, art, dancing these
difficult. Culture involves
oore: attitudes, aspirations,
Bopian culture is very rich,
' different from ours," she
led, "even among the
We need to learn to
fstand the unspoken
es of Ethiopian culture,
help them understand
told an anecdote which
precisely illustrated her
[A young Ethiopian boy,
oy his teacher whether he
a lesson she had just
answered that he did
and, but she knew he real-
pot. She wondered why he
bid he understood. She
p*d that he might be lazy
he might not have wanted
face in admitting that he
Icaught on.
ER, when some older
in students learned to
feir Israeli teachers, they
that the boy had been
to admit his confusion for
I embarrassing the teacher,
hration was that if he had
admitted not comprehending,
perhaps the teacher hadn't taught
the lesson well enough. He didn't
want to insult her.
Amit agreed that the process of
educating Ethiopian children
would be smoother if there were
Ethiopian teachers there are
none yet at Youth Aliyah schools
or even Ethiopian "mediators"
to assist Israeli teachers. Those
Ethiopians experienced at living
in Israel are assigned to work at
absorption centers, still the
highest priority.
"We don't have enough
mediators to work between us at
the schools and students' families
either," Amit said, even as he
agreed that top priority must go
to absorption centers.
MEANWHILE, a growing
generational and cultural gap is
developing between youth, who
are plunging headlong into the
20th century, and their parents,
who are struggling to learn a new
language and totally new survival
skills for everyday life.
Even Ethiopian Kessim
(priests) agreed at first to conver-
sion. They were anxious for their
people to be accepted. The kessim,
however, were not themselves
granted rabbinic status. Only one
has thus far achieved it, and their
disestablishment has been another
complicating factor in the total ab-
sorption process.
The Orthodox establishment
says that by requiring these two
symbolic ceremonies of mikvah
and circumcision, they are able to
accept the Ethiopians as full and
complete Jews. They point out
that for centuries the Ethiopians
practiced a Judaism based on the
Torah but were unaware of the
later Talmudic laws. They could
not have had divorces or conver-
sions according to Halacha
(Jewish law), thus calling into
question the specific status within
Judaism of every member of the
In the current misunderstan-
ding, the chief rabbis feel they are
facilitiating an otherwise impossi-
ble situation, paving the way for
all Ethiopians to be fully accepted;
but the Ethiopians feel
humiliated. They say they are be-
ing treated as less than Jews after
risking their lives to maintain
their Jewish identity.
Ethiopians activists argue that
they wr%' brought to Israel
precisely because they are Jews.
They have been officially entitled
to this status under the Israeli
Law of Return since 1975.
ETHIOPIAN Jews resisted -
or died in brutal campaigns by
Emperor Haile Selassie and the
Christian majority to convert
them forcibly. They also have had
to contend in recent times with
the influence, hostility and mis-
sionary zeal of the large Muslim
minority in Ethiopia, now 40 per-
cent of the population.
Mixed marriages were never
sanctioned. Ethiopian Jews also
kept scrupulous track of family
members. In one village I visited,
blacksmiths who greeted us were
JVS Opens Office In Palo Alto
To Help Jews Hit By Volatile
Job Market In Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) The plight of Jewish
professionals and technicians battered by the volatile job
market in Silicon Valley has led the Jewish Vocational Ser-
vice here to open a branch office in Palo Alto.
Fierce competition for dwindling opportunities as hard-
hit computer firms close or transfer operations overseas
were cited by Susan Schenck, manager of the Palo Alto
SHE SAID she was talking to applicants who have
been laid off who at one time were much in demand. She
said the new JVS branch will not only help people skilled in
high technology, who have been made jobless, but also
those in enterprises providing business services to high-
tech firms and those offering retail goods and services to
laid-off employees.
Schenck said the JVS decided to open the branch to
make closer contact with employers and their needs and to
the needs of the rapidly growing Jewish community. The
JVS services in the new branch include job listings and
referrals, workshops in job-hunting skills and group career
Secretary of State
George Shultz, stressing
that the U.S. still maintain-
ed the conditions the PLO
must meet before the U.S.
will talk with the terrorist
organization, declared that
any group responsible for
violence cannot be part of
the Middle East peace
Speaking to reporters after an
hour-long meeting with Israeli
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Modai
at the State Department Friday,
Shultz said the U.S. is concerned
about the recent "upsurge of
violence" and the efforts of
"radicals" to use violence "to
derail the peace process."
He said this cannot be allowed,
adding, "It is very clear to us that
those who perpetuate violence
deal themselves out of the peace
Modai stressed that Israel will
never negotiate with any delega-
tion that included members of the
PLO. He said he welcomed the
U.S. position stated by Shultz a
few minutes earlier on terrorist
groups. Shultz also noted that
"for talks with the PLO our condi-
tions remain as they have been for
many years." While he did not
state them, the conditions are
PLO's acceptance of UN Security
Council Resolutions 242 and 338
and Israel's right to exist.
THE TWO officials said they
spent most of their time discuss-
ing Israel's economic austerity
program, with Shultz expressing
his "admiration" for the efforts
taken by Premier Shimon Peres
aniThis gOtferifcnent. ***
The Secretary announced that
Israel will receive in the next few
days about half of the $750 million
supplemental appropriation for
1985. Modai said that this will be
the last supplemental request that
Israel would make.
In response to a question, Shultz
said Jordan would receive U.S.
arms but gave no details. "It is
clear to us that Jordan has
definite security problems," he
said. "We feel that help from the
U.S. is justified." However, he ad-
ded that President Reagan has
made "no decision on what he
might propose or when he might
propose it."
But Modai said, "Israel resents
any supply of arms to any country
in the region which does not
recognize the State of Israel and
which does not have diplomatic
relations with the State of Israel."
He said that Israel is grateful for
U.S. military aid but by giving
arms to its enemies, the U.S. off-
sets the military balance and
places the situation back to where
it was before Israel received the
OUTLINING the U.S. policy in
the Mideast, Shultz said the main
effort was to help to try to bring
the parties in the region together.
"Our effort needs to be and is to
do everything we can to bring
about direct negotiations between
an Arab interlocutor able to speak
authoritatively and Israel."
Modai stressed that Israel is
committed to peace talks and
under the Camp David accords is
also committed to "direct negotia-
tions with King Hussein and a
delegation which would include
representatives of the Arab
population in Judaea, Samaria
and the Gaza Strip."
He added that if the U.S. does
engage in talks with a joint
Jordanian-Palestinian delegation,
"they can only be very general,
very brief, because the only par-
ties that can discuss a peace pro-
cess in the area are those who live
in the area."
sometimes when he reads the
"rumor mills" about supposed
changes in U.S. Mideast policy he
begins to think that somebody
must "think we lost our marbles."
While he did not say what he was
referring to, he may have been
pointing to reports all week here
that the U.S. is considering accep-
ting Nabil Shaath, the close per-
sonal adviser to PLO leader Yasir
Arafat, as one of the four Palesti-
nians on a joint delegation.
During his two days of talks in
Washington, Modai also met with
Vice President George Bush and
Treasury Secretary James Baker.
percent of the Israeli adult public
favor amnesty for the imprisoned
members of the Jewish terrorist
underground, while only 34 per-
cent are against their pardon, ac-
cording to a public opinion poll
published in Maariv recently. The
poll was taken by the Modi'in
Ezrachi Research Institute.
A profile of the responders in-
dicated the usual breakdown on
such political questions most of
those in favor of amnesty were
said to be from Asian and African
countries or the children of Orien-
tal communities, with lower
education and in the lower income
A FURTHER breakdown show-
ed that while people voting for the
Labor Alignment were evenly
split, 86 percent of those who said
they voted for the Likud favor
pardon, and % percent of Kach
supporters want the Jewish
underground prisoners pardoned.
A Hanoch and Rafi Smith poll in
the Jerusalem Post gave results
similar to that of a Modi'in
Ezrachi poll on the popularity of
political parties that was publish-
ed in Maariv earlier.
Israel Won't Be Able To Play Chess
VIENNA (JTA) Israel will not be allowed to par-
ticipate in next year's chess Olympiad in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) because the World Chess Federation's
General Assembly decided last year to hold the tournament
in Dubai, which has since refused entry permits to Israeli
UAE SAID it did not grant the permits because
Israel and the UAE are in a state of conflict. The discussion
of this ban was a major topic of discussion at the Federa-
tion's conference last week in the Austrian city of Graz.
Israel Belfer, the Israeli delegate to the conference,
said Israel is realistic enough to know that it will not be able
to break the ban for 1986. But, he said, "we want the prin-
ciple reviewed that never again in the future could a
Federation event take place without Federation members
being granted visas."

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 20, 1985
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Ethiopians' Strike Was Joined By Reform JeWj
Anshei Emuna Sisterhood will
hold their next meeting Wednes-
day, Oct. 2, 12 noon at the
synagogue, 16189 Carter Rd..
Delray. Make reservations now to
attend their card party/luncheon.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:30 in the
synagogue. Please call chairper-
sons Rose Feller 499-0797 or Rose
Krifcher 498-7608 for tickets. The
cost is $4 each.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, son of
Rabbi and Mrs. Louis Sacks of An-
shei Emuna, has been awarded
the prestigious Post-Rabbinical
Ordination Fellowship at the
Yeshiva University of New York.
He teaches three courses in
Talmud at Columbia University
and a course at the Albert Eins-
tein Medical School.
Beth Ami will hold their ser-
vices as follows: Friday, Sept. 20.
8:15 p.m. and Saturday. Sept. 21,
9:30 a.m., Shabbat Shova, in the
small sanctuary of the JCC. Tues-
day, Sept. 24, 6:15 p.m., Wednes-
day, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. Yom Kip-
pur services in the Auditorium of
the JCC. Wednesday, Sept. 25,
4:30 p.m. concluding service Yom
Kippur and at 7:30 p.m. Shofar,
end of Yom Kippur, all will take
place in the Auditorium of the
JCC. At 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 Break
Fast will take place. The cost is
$7.50 per person, by reservation
only. For further information
regarding these services, please
call 994-8693 or 276-8804. Beth
Ami uses facilities by arrange-
ment with the Levis Jewish Com-
munity Center, but is an indepen-
dent Conservative Congregation.
B'nai To rah Congregation has
announced it is holding full daily
Minyan services throughout the
week. Services are held at 9 a.m.
on Sundays, and at 8:15 a.m. Mon-
day through Friday.
Ethiopian Jewish immigrant com-
munity's week-long sit-down
strike outside the offices of the
Chief Rabbinate council was join-
ed by dozens of members oi the
Reform Jewish community in
Israel who brought with them
food, cold drinks and flowers.
Rabbi Asher Hirsch, world
secretary of the Reform move-
ment, said the fight of the Ethio-
pians for equal treatment as Jews
was also the fight of the Reform
community. The immigrants
began the sit-in strike to protest
the Chief Rabbinate's insistence
that they undergo ritual immer-
sion, a religious conversion rite,
before they are allowed to marry.
The Ethiopians, all devout prac-
ticing Jews, regard this demand
as humiliating and insulting
because it questions their authen-
ticity as Jews. They voted to con-
tinue the strike despite appeals by
Premier Shimon Peres and the
director general of the Religious
Affairs Ministry to end it.
Meanwhile, they have won an
order nisi from the Supreme
Court requiring the Chief Rab-
of the
Jewish Community Pay School
An Agency of South County Jewiah Federation
Bussing Inaugurated
The Day School recently pur-
chased two new air-conditioned
bussettes, providing an alter-
native for transportation for the
first time in the school's history.
Now parents have the option of
either transporting their children
themselves or contracting for bus
The bussettes, which meet
Florida's most rigid re-
quirements, can acommodate up
to 24 children each. Children are
required to wear seat belts at all
times when they are riding the
bus. The two bus drivers, Barry
Stevens and Claudia Ware, are
both Day School instructors who
know the children and their in
dividual needs. Door to door ser-
vice is provided to all areas except
a few neighborhoods west of IS
441. when- convenient dropoff
points have \teen designated.
Trfr rrmny parents, btfs service
was the answer to thfir pra
Barbara Reitman, mother of
preschooler Shana Reitman, laid:
"The bus service is a great conve-
nience to me. I have an infant at
Editn (' 72, of Boca Raton, wan ban in
Philadelphia. She is survived by her father.
Samuel Chatsky. son I)r. David Silverstein.
daughter Dena Feldman. (wife of Rabbi
Theodore Feldman of B'nai Torah Cm
gregation). brother Dr. Emanuel Chat and
three grandchildren. Contributions in
memory of Mrs. Goldberg should be made to
the Building Fund of B'nai Torah Congrega
tion or the American Cancer Society. (Beth
Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel.)
Maurice, of Kings Point, was originally from
New York. He is survived by his wife Jean,
son Mark, daughter Stephanie Beck,
brother Harold and three grandchildren
(Gutterman Warheit Memorial Chapel.)
Sylvia, 67. of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
was originally from New York. She is sur
vived by her husband David, ton* Richard,
Leonard, Jeff, brother* Irving and Bernard
Wiener, lister Shirley Carmen and four
grandchildren (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
Ralph, 83. of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
was originally from Russia. He is survived
by his wife Sophia, sons Murray and Rob-rt,
and five grandchildren. (Beth Israel Rdbin
Memorial Chapel >
home and the bus alleviates my
having to drag the baby in and out
of the car. We're very pleased."
Bus service is economical con-
sidering that the actual cost is on-
ly $15 per week. The time and
energy saved is well worth the
cost to many parents. South Coun-
ty Jewish Community Day School
continues to grow with the expan-
ding Jewish population of South
County, offering more programs
and services to meet the needs of
our parents, and children
Rosh Hashana
At School
Tradition, like the sounding of
the shofar, is ringing through
Mrs. Temor's First Grade class.
Mrs. Temor, a Sabra (Israeli-
born), has described to her pupils
how Rosh Hashana is celebrated
by children in Israel. And continu-
ing in the 'tradition begun last
year, the children sent Shana
Tova greeting cards to their
counterparts in Kfar Saba. South
County's sister city in Project
The bulletin board was
decorated with cards the children
made, sharing their new year
greeting with Jews around the
world. When Mrs. Temor asked
"what is your wish for the Jewish
People all <*yer the world?" one
student, Anthony Taines, replied:
"I wish people would not starve,
we have so much I wish everyone
could have what we have ..."
Adina Zeev said: "I wish for
peace in Israel."
The entire Judaic department
prepared for Rosh Hashana with
special programs and reading of
related texts. Tama Ben-Ami's
Second Grade designed
brochures, which include greeting
cards for their families. Renee
Brownstein's Fourth and Fifth
grades prepared a play called a "A
Prayer From The Heart" to which
the entire school was invited.
This year the theme of the Mid-
dle School Judaic curriculum is
"Back to the Sources." The
classroom is transformed into a
laboratory as students unfold
religious values and contemporary
practice by evaluating the actual
Biblical and Talmudic texts. Ac-
cording to their instructor Rabbi
Mark Dratch (who is temporarily
substituting for the Judaic Middle
School instructor), "They are
amaied at the relevance and adap
tability of our ancient tradtional
sources to such modern day situa-
tions like hearing the Shofar
blasts over the radio or on televi-
sion, and other 20th Century
binate to show cause why the
Ethiopian immigrants must
undergo ritual conversion.
Rabbi Hirsch said, "We regard
them as Jews tor
purposes. It was aTre^:
to Israel, and thereforJL
treat them as full Je^
Statement Called 'Puzzling'
American Jewish Congress
has called Pope John Paul's
assertion that the Moslem
view of the future status of
Jerusalem is also the
Vatican's view a "puzzling
and distressing" remark.
Henry Siegman, executive
director of AJCongress and
authority on Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions, disputed the Pontiffs state-
ment in Morocco last month that
Moslems view Jerusalem as "the
capital of three monotheistic
religions" Christianity,
Judaism and Islam.
We are not awa* 4
Moslem leader who Zl
pressed such If
Jerusalem," Sieemu
Moslems, he noted "hL'
sistently called for the
Jerusalem from the
The AJCongress on
founder of the Inti
Jewish Committee
religious Consultation^j
eludes leading Jewish
tions, acknowledged l_
"intention and spirit" A
Pope's statement may I
misconstrued and saidac
tion of his remarks
urgently needed."
Shabbat Shuva,
6 Tishrei, 5746
Weekly Sidreh: Vayelech
Candlelighting 7:00 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 8:08 p.m.
Religious Di
2134 N.W. 19th Way. Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Coo
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelir,l
dent, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the Levis JCC,!
Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave.. Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Co
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Hazzan
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m.. Saturdayi
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton. 1
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:5
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd.
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr Louis L. Sadal
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p*
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sahi.ath Torah class*!
Phone 499-9229.
Services at Center for Group Counseling. 22445 Boca R'
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabhi Richard AjjeM
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 10:15 am. Mr
-iri-ss: 8177 W. Glades Road. Suite 214. B Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
7099 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33446.'
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rahtn Jordan M.
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 am. and a p*
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton. Florida 33432j
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, ^ZL^,
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat JJ*rfl
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd mo*}
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton. *r^
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily ae jp
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.. ^^
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 4W"
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. F'onda334 ^
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J- WinogJJ- ^
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Satuw
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. L
Road). Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Inform-JrJJ^I
vicea, Friday at 8:16 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. Raw ^
phone 276-6161.

Friday, September 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
The Labor-Likud Coalition Has A
'Reasonable Chance' To Survive
Local Clu

Dan Meridor of Likud,
ho is a close associate of
[reign Minister and Depu-
Premier Yitzhak Shamir,
ys he believes that there is
? reasonable chance" that
Labor-Likud coalition
Ivernment will survive its
I term and that Shamir
1 replace Shimon Peres
Premier, as agreed, in
kober, 1986.
I'l am not a prophet but I
neve that the coalition govern-
int will complete its full term
|pite the differences between
r and Likud," Meridor, who
U member of the Knesset's
reign Affairs and Security
imittee, said in an interview
the Jewish Telegraphic
sncy here.
fThere are some members of
Labor Party who are pressur-
Peres to dissolve the govern-
nt and not let Shamir assume
Premiership as the 'rotation
eement' (between Labor and
cud) stipulates," Meridor
"BUT I probably have more
moral faith in Peres than those
members of the Labor Party. I do
not believe that Peres will play a
trick and break the unity govern-
ment just to stop Shamir from be-
ing the Premier. We agreed to a
national unity government only
because it had the 'rotation agree-
ment' in it."
The 38-year-old Meridor, who
was the Cabinet Secretary from
1982 to 1984 while the Likud was
in power, said there are no serious
differences at present between
Labor and Likud to warrant the
dissolution of the coalition and
holding new elections.
"Look," Meridor said, "had
King Hussein come forward and
said that he agrees to a territorial
compromise with Israel, then,
maybe, there would be reason to
dissolve the coalition government.
But the differences between
Labor and Likud all can be dealt
with according to the agreed
guidelines of the coalition govern-
ment, which were the basis for the
unity government."
disagreement between Labor and
A False Messiah
SW YORK Wrapped up in
beat little package of ex-
rating song and dance is a con-
fersial message that places the
Jroadway production of Rob-
on a missionary list. But
er than confine its bid for a
Jersal acceptance of Jesus as
I Messiah, aimed primarily at
to dogmatic preaching,
pniah Ginsberg, author/com-
|r, and winner of the Bronze
Award from the Southern
|fornia Motion Picture Council
his play, weaves his convic-
in with a thoroughly enter-
ing musical.
Ubboni. which means "leader"
["master" in Hebrew, imparts
[view that Jesus, also called
nua in the play, is "Israel's
siah." The plot, simplistic in
i, yet conveying subliminal
plexities as it combines the
and New Testaments, is
ally the conflict between
and Beelzebub the age-
^ood vs. evil. Ginsberg, a Jew
! 13 years ago joined the Mes-
jc Synagogue in Los Angeles
W teaches that Jesus was the
piah, attempts to spread the
" that Satan is responsible for
who reject Jesus.
IILE THE message raises
tions among Jews as to
her Ginsberg is proselytizing,
is no question that from a
Itrical point of view, the
ferial is an up-tempo, cap-
ang success. Under the direc-
and choreography of Alan
ps, Rabboni, playing at the
Vf Street Theater until Aug.
?hen it moved uptown, never
s tired or stale.
N 15-member cast is led by
P Clark and Ned York, Yeshua
[Beelzebub, respectively, who
immerse themselves into
well-drawn characters.
glowing with wholesome
. appeals to the audience
I his pleasant voice and sincere
te- On the other side, York
Fs in his portrayal of the
Re villain and compensates for
f"b par singing by adding a
*jic lightness to his dark and
though the overall effects of
* are delightful and en-
We the musical is burdened
snare of flaws. Beelzebub's
urage, while more intriguing
,'!<<(rifying than Yeshua's
theater with their resounding
voices that leave an enchanting
residue in the minds of the au-
dience. But their spirit cannot
mask the fact that the women,
Miriam and Mother Miriam,
although acted well enough, are
dull, second-class characters that
are sometimes guilty of lowering
the high voltage of the play.
Rabboni, with many strong Sup-
porting performances, including
Wilbur Archie (Fear), Diana
Myron (Liar) and Scott Elliot
(James), overcomes its handicaps
much like Yeshua overcomes
Beelzebub. The thought lingers,
however, that this crafty musical
is also the tool through which
Ginsberg is instilling his message
that Jesus is the Messiah. Many
Jews will have trouble accepting
his play because of that.
Perhaps Ginsberg was inspired
by the old lyric, "A spoonful of
sugar makes the medicine go
down," when he concealed his
missionary work in two sugar-
coated hours of pleasurable enter-
tainment. But if Ginsberg expects
a high conversion rate from Rab-
boni, he should have substituted
all that sugar with nutra-sweet.
UJSL Rejects
Israel's Charges
State Department indicated that
it does not accept Israel's charge
that Jordan is allowing the
Palestine Liberation Organization
to reestablish terrorist bases on
its territory.
The Department's deputy
spokesman, Charles Redman,
repeated his earlier statement
that while the PLO has
"facilities" in Jordan, it does not
have bases from which to launch
terrorist operations against
Israel. He refused to comment on
a report that the Israel Cabinet
has decided to ask the Reagan Ad-
ministration to persuade Jordan
to close down any such bases.
Redman said Jordan has been
"quite consistent" in its opposi-
tion to terrorism. "Jordan is firm-
ly opposed to terrorism," he said.
"Indeed (Jordan) has suffered
greatly from it and has played a
positive role in preserving securi-
ty in the area."
Likud as to how to solve the
dispute with Egypt over Taba, the
tiny strip of beachfront south of
Eilat, is a marginal one. "You do
not dissolve a government on such
an issue. This is a technical issue
whether to go to arbitration or
reach a compromise. Sooner or
later, I believe, a solution will be
found,"he said.
As to the issue of Judaea and
Samaria, Meridor said that the
guidelines of the coalition govern-
ment clearly show that Labor has
agreed to continue to build new
settlements in the territories, to
adhere to the Camp David
Agreements, and to oppose the
creation of a Palestinian state.
Therefore, Meridor pointed out,
all the major aspects of Israel's
foreign policy, over which Labor
and Likud sometimes have sharp-
ly different approaches, were
dealt with before the coalition was
formed and cannot now serve as a
cause for not completing the
scheduled term of the
ASKED ABOUT the possibility
that the power struggle among
top Herut leaders, such as
Shamir, Ariel Sharon and David
Levy, might influence the future
of the coalition government,
Meridor stressed that Shamir is
the leader of Herut who will
replace Peres as Premier in Oc-
tober next year.
"The question of Herat's leader-
ship is clearly solved until 1988, if
not beyond that. Shamir was
elected by the Party (Herat) to be
the candidate for Premier twice.
There are political arguments in
Herat," Meridor continued, "but I
don't think they can have an im-
(Left to right) Past National Commander Bob Zweiman, Delray
Pott 266 Commander Murray Hymowitz, and newly elected Na-
tional Commander Harvey Friedman of the JWV.
The National Convention of the
Jewish War Veterans and Ladies
Auxiliaries of JWV was held in
Orlando in August.
Harvey Friedman was elected
national Commander of the JWV,
while Sharlee F. Friend of
Houston, Texas, were elected na-
tional president of the Ladies
Members of the Delray Post
266, and the Snyder-Tokson Post
459 as well as their ladies aux-
iliaries took part.
Mrs. Friend reportedly has a
son, Harold, who is a neurologist
in Boca Raton.
Jewish War Veterans Synder-
Tokson Post 459 Auxiliary will
hold their next meeting Thursday,
Oct. 3, 10 a.m. in the Administra-
tion Building, Boca.
Jewish War Veterans Post 266
Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:30 p.m. in
the second floor card room at
Boca Highland Braemer Isle, 4740
S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach.
Roz Schneider will be hostess and
refreshments will be served. For
reservations call 276-0080
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Meridor, who was in New York
after attending the conference of
the Coalition for Alternatives in
Jewish Education in Chicago, was
asked about reports that Rabbi
Meir Kahane's popularity in Israel
is growing steadily and that the
Kach Party which he heads might
increase its power at the expense
of Herat and other rightwing
"Kahane is the opposite of
Herut," Meridor responded
somewhat passionately. "He is a
man with dangerous, unmoral and
un-Jewish ideas that revolt me
and and are against all the basic
ideals I was brought up on. In
order to fight this dangerous
phenomenon we recently passed a
bill in the Knesset that will outlaw
racist lists from participating in
the election. Kahane advocates
and incites racism ..."
said:"there is some exaggeration
on the part of the media regarding
Kahane's growing power. When
Jews are murdered by Arab ter-
rorists there is a surge of anger
and growing emotions, and some
people in the margin of society
tend to support Kahane.
"But when people calm down
they see that Kahane is not the
answer, because if you develop an
attitude that all the Arabs are ter-
rorists and they have to be ousted
(from israel) that in itself can turn
a great deal of Arabs into ter-
rorists. In a way, the stronger
Kahane gets the stronger the
PLO gets. Kahane claims that
Jews and Arabs cannot live
together in a Jewish state this
is exactly what the PLO wants to
"But we, the Zionists, say that
Arabs and Jews can indeed coex-
ist in a Jewish state. It is difficult.
But we have to learn together how
to do it. We Jews cannot make
generalizations (about the Arabs)
as Kahane does, especially
because we were victims of
generalizations throughout our
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p.m. at
All members are urged to at-
tend this important meeting and
to feel free to bring prospective
Hadassah Menachem Begin will
hold their Executive Board
meeting Wednesday, Oct. 2, pro-
mptly at 9:30 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank, W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray.
Women's American ORT Boca
Highland Chapter will hold their
opening meeting and card party,
Women's American ORT
Oriole Chapter Delray will hold
their next meeting, Thursday,
Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray. All are
welcome to attend.
American Red Magen David
for Israel Ramat Gan Chapter
will hold their next meeting Fri-
day, Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray.
Refreshments will be served and
all are invited to attend. For infor-
mation call Mark Silverton
499-4706 or M. Lutsker 499-2471.
Brandeis Women Boca Cen-
tury Village Chapter will hold
their next meeting in the Com-
munity Room at Town Center on
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. Their
guest speaker will be Laura
Arbeit who will discuss the
development of the "community
Pioneer Women Kinneret
Chapter will open their season
with a Mini-Luncheon and social,
Monday, Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m. at
the Palm Greens Clubhouse.
President Sylvia Snyder will sum-
marize the August conference on
Decade of the Women. This is a
very significant meeting and all
are urged to attend.
A Reform Congregation in Boca Raton
Friday services 8:00 P.M.
Saturday services 10:15 AM
held at
Center For Group Counseling
Boca Rio Road
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Page W_ The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, September 20, 1985
Hadassah Calls For Stronger U.S.-Israel Ties
NEW YORK Delegates
representing 385,000 American
Zionist women nationwide
unanimously called for stronger
ties between the United States
and Israel, at the 71st annual Na-
tional Convention of Hadassah,
the Women*s Zionist Organization
of America held here.
The convention delegates also
reaffirmed Hadassah's commit-
ment to Zionism, condemned the
apartheid policies of South Africa
and demanded that the Soviet
Union permit that nation's Jews
to emigrate to Israel in resolu-
tions on issues of major concern
ranging from peace in the Middle
East to child care for working
U.S.-Israel ties commends Presi-
dent Reagan "for his strong affir-
mation of Israel as a friend,
democratic ally and invaluable
strategic partner of the United
States in a region vital to Western
It also states that Hadassah
believes that "the best interests of
the United States are served by
its close relationship with and sup-
perl of the State of Israel" and
HgM "the continuation of signifi
cant finaruial assistance" to
farad. "Wf believe that the
heightened measure of economic,
political and strategic cooperation
between our country and Israel
will enhance the cause of freedom.
of Middle East stability and world
peace." the resolution adds.
The delegates from 1.700
Hadassah chapters throughout
the U.S.. Puerto Rico, Europe and
Israel also adopted a resolution
opposing an international con-
ference on the Middle East con-
flict "because we believe such an
international forum would result
in granting the Soviet Union and
the most extreme elements in the
A nti world veto power over any
real movement toward peace
U a urge the Administration to
remain firm in its insistence on
direct, face-to-face negotiations
between Israel and the Arab
states without preconditions," the
it ion reads. "The United
States' role in moving the peace
process forward should be to en-
courage and facilitate direct
negotiations between the parties
to the conflict."
for Egypt to "live up to its com-
mitments" in the Camp David Ac-
cords ;ind "to normalize relations
with 'srael We believe that
the enhancement of the relation-
ship between Israel and Egypt
will contribute to confidence in
the peace process .."
In other resolutions on
U.S.-Israel relations, the conven-
tion delegates commended the
Reagan Administration for its
stand on international terrorism
and opposed arms sales to "Arab
countries that do not negotiate
directly and make peace with
Israel." The delegates also called
on the U.S. government "to
recognize and support the
established status of Jerusalem as
the capital of Israel ... by moving
its embassy from Tel Aviv to
The convention also resolved to
reaffirm Hadassah's "belief that
Zionism is the fulfillment of the
Jewish People's right to self-
determination and to live in
freedom, democracy and in-
dependence in their ancient
homeland, Israel."
"We condemn any linkage bet-
ween Zionism and racism," the
resolution reads. "We believe that
the United Nations General
Assembly Resolution 3379,
adopted ten years ago on
November 10. 1975, which falsely
and slanderously equates Zionism
with racism, is itself a form of
bigotry and anti-Semitism."
Hadassah support to the U.S.
government "in its efforts to take
all appropriate measures
necessary to repudiate and erase
this hateful resolution from the
records of the United Nations." In
a companion resolution, the
delegates commended the U.S.
Congress for its passage of a joint
resolution condemning the
General Assembly action.
The Hadassah convention
delegates were sharply critical of
Russia's "ruthless suppression"
of Jews and the "virtual closing of
the gates of the Soviet Union to
Jewish emigration." The resolu-
tion expresses Hadassah's "anger
and indignation" over harassment
of Jews who apply for exit visas
and added that "we unequivocally
condemn the growing number of
arrests, trials and imprisonment
of Soviet Jews."
"On this, the 10th anniversary
of the signing of the Helsinki Ac-
cords and its human rights provi-
sions," the resolution states, "we
call upon the Soviet government
to observe the terms of the inter-
national treaties to which it is a
signatory; to restore emigration
and to desist from the persecution
of Jews who wish to emigrate to
Israel to be reunited with their
families, and to end the prohibi-
tion of Jewish religious, cultural
and educational activities."
worded resolution on South
Africa, Hadassah affirmed "its
deep abhorrence of apartheid"
which it described as a "system of
legalized racial discrimination."
"It is a system which denies the
most basic human rights to the
overwhelming majority of its
population simply because of their
color or race," the resolution says.
"We deplore the state of
emergency imposed by the South
African government which has
resulted in brutal victimization of
its citizens," it continues. "We
condemn the arbitrary measures
which subject the black majority
to search, seizure, arrest and in-
definite detention without the pro-
tection of due process of law."
The convention delegates were
equally critical of Meir Kahane.
the American rabbi who made
aliyah to Israel and who has called
for the deportation of Israel's
Arab population. They approved a
resolution which "strongly con
demns the racist overtones of
Meir Kahane's ideology." and
adds that "We deplore Kahane's
attempts to redefine Zionism as
incompatible with democracy .
Kahane's distortion of our sacred
Jewish traditions and our Zionist
principle is reprehensible and
The resolution also cites
"Israel's record as a model of
democracy," and quotes from the
nation's Declaration of the
Establishment of the State of
Israel which ensures "complete
equality of social and political
rights to all its inhabitants, ir-
respective of religion, race or
On the domestic front, the
delegates adopted a resolution
which states that Hadassah "in
light of the teachings of our peo-
ple, consider adequate and
available child care programs
necessary and of prime impor-
tance to the welfare of families
and to the well being of American
"Hadassah supports measures
which will improve federal, state
and private standards for
monitoring, licensing and review-
ing day care facilities, along with
provisions for sufficient
of qualified child care
the resolution states.
0THER action,,
Praised the work of]
Reagan and the t' s fc|
the United Nations
Women's Conference in Ni
July and applauded their i
in blocking the lnclmion
word "Zionism" in a
the final conference
branding racism and apar&S
"obstacles to development^
Commended the
rescue, aliyah and abaon3
Ethiopian Jews by the
ment of Israel" and the t_
the U.S. for the EthiopSj
effort, while also tx\
"deep concern over the |
those Jews who still .,
Ethiopia" and pledging^
tinue our efforts to enaitj
the entire Ethiopian
will soon be reunited in I
Affirmed aliyah "*\
highest ideal of Zionist
ment and actively encounpj
supports this act of
fulfillment" and eon
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