The Jewish Floridian of South County

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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Jewish Floridian of South Broward
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Boca Raton, Fla
F.K. Shochet.
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March 14, 1986
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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The Apr. 20, 1990 issue of The Jewish Floridian of South County is bound in and filmed with v. 20 of The Jewish Floridian of South Broward.

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Volume 8 Number 11
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, March 14,1960
Price 35 Cents

Schlndler in Boca...
page 4
OXFAM Refuses Vaccine
from Jews ... page 5
Taxing Matters... page 8
Communiat Congress...
page 10
At U. of Maryland
Anti-Zionist Wrath
Stokes Carmichael
A crude anti-Zionist remark
allegedly made by Black ac-
It's Mistaken Identity,
Demjanjuk Declares
The arrival here of accused
Nazi war criminal John
Demjanjuk under escort of
United States and Israeli
marshals has triggered
stepped-up efforts designed
to pave the way for the se-
cond war crimes trial in the
38-year history of the
Jewish State.
Demjanjuk, a native of the
Ukraine, lost his last legal barrier
preventing his extradition to
Israel when the United States
Supreme Court declined to review
a lower court ruling that found
"probable cause" that Demjanjuk
was a guard at the Nazi death
camps at Treblinka and Sobibor.
The 65-year-old retired
Cleveland auto worker is expected
to be tried here under a 1950 law,
Punishment of Nazis and their
Collaborators. He faces possible
execution if tried and convicted of
the murder of Jews in World War
THE ONLY other person to be
tried and convicted under this law-
was Adolf Eichmann, who was
kidnapped by Israeli intelligence
agents in Argentina and hanged
in Jerusalem on May 81, 1962.
The United States Justice
Department accused Demjanjuk,
known to death camp inmates as
"Ivan the Terrible," for his cruel
treatment of prisoners, "with
operating the gas chambers at
Treblinka where some 900,000
Jews were murdered during the
Demjanjuk was brought to
Israel aboard a direct El Al flight
from New York, as a landing,
even briefly, in an intermediate
airfield might have embarrassed a
foreign government during the
passage of the controversial
figure. Demjanjuk was held in a
federal prison facility in Spr-
ingfield, Mo.
Officials of the Justice Ministry,
Continued on Page 8
tivist Kwame Toure at a
meeting sponsored by the
Black Student Union (BSU)
of the University of
Maryland Feb. 5 has spark-
ed tension between Jewish
and Black students on the
College Park campus.
About 50 Jewish students held
a protest rally recently deman-
ding that the university ad-
ministration, the student govern-
ment and the BSU repudiate the
purported statement by Toure,
formerly known as Stokely Car-
michael, that "the only good
Zionist is a dead Zionist."
THE RALLY ended with a
candlelight march to the home of
university president John Toll,
where an unlighted candle was "
left "to be relit only when Jewish
student concerns were
Rabbi Robert Saks, director of
the Jewish Student Center, said
he was trying to find out whether
Toure actually made the state-
ment attributed to him, or other
anti-Zionist or anti-Israel
statements. If he did, Saks said,
he personally would protest to the
Student Government Association,
the student affairs office,
chancellor John Slaughter and the
University Board of Regents.
"I take that (the statement) as
an incitement to violence," Saks
200 American Rabbis Summoned
To Israel for Emergency Mission
dramatic display of solidarity in
the face of rising international
terrorism, by more than 200 rab-
bis from across the United States
and Canada, as they joined
together in Israel last week at the
request of Israel's Prime Minister
and its President.
Israel's fragile economy is cur-
rently threatened by a precipitous
drop in North American tourism,
which, in the aftermath of the
Achille Lauro and the Kome and
Venice airport tragedies this past
summer, fell 70 percent from the
previous year. The rabbis were
hastily summoned to help because
of the credibility they could give
to claims of safe travel to Israel.
Their swift response, and the
numbers departing for this
emergency mission, vividly
demonstrated the rabbis' convic-
tion that terrorism will never an-
nihilate the dream of the diaspon.
Jews' to seek their spiritual
roots in Israel.
The Conference on Tourism,
held under the auspices of the
State of Israel Bonds Organiza-
tion, the Synagogue Council of
America, Operation In-
dependence, Israel's Ministry of
Tourism and El Al airlines, stret-
ched across inter-denominational
lines. Orthodox, Reconstruc-
tionist, Reform and Conservative
rabbis convened at the Moriah
Hotel in Jerusalem for what is be-
ing called an unprecedented
gathering in Israel.
For two-and-a-half days the rab-
bis were exposed to an intensive
overview of Israel's security ar-
rangements, El Al's security
systems, new sights of interest in
Jerusalem and to assurances of-
fered by Israel's top leadership.
As frequent travelers to Israel
many former residents there
the spiritual leaders asked tough
questions and demanded hard
Minister Sharir
"Worries for the Children'
From the Tourism Minister,
Avraham Sharir, the rabbis learn-
ed that Israel can gain economic
independence through tourism
within five to ten years. "Tourism
for us is the most important op-
portunity for economic self-
sufficiency," he said.
Calling tourism an economic
branch for Israel, he said the in-
dustry is Israel's number one
economic dollar and her number
one export. He explained that
1985 had been a record year for
tourism with a resultant 1.5
million coming into the country.
The figure represents 40 percent
of Israel's export, he stressed. For
1986 another record year is being
sought. The goal is $1.5 billion, he
said. With 22 nights being the
average length of a vacation stay
in Israel, Sharir noted. th;s
translates into more dollars for
the economy.
Sharir also lamented that less
than 80 percent of American Jews
have ever visited Israel. "How can
one be a Jew and not visit Israel? I
am worried for my children and
for your children ."
Asked about security for
travelers to Israel, Sharir insisted
continued on Page 7
STOKELY CARMICHAEL: days of the big mouth.
said according to the campus
newspaper Diamondback. "I con-
sider it an outrage that the presi-
dent of the Black Student Union
and other students attending gave
him (Toure) a standing ovation."
SLAUGHTER, addressing the
Student Senate before the rally,
here does not in any way mean
that the University condones his
ideas or even that the BSU con-
dones them." BSU Vice President
Ed Martin rejected a demand by
the Jewish Student Union for an
apology. "We at BSU apologize
for nothing and no one,"
Continued on Page 14
Anthropologist Joe Zias studies a skull from the Hellenistic
period (200 BCE) which was recently unearthed in the Negev
Desert. The skull, on display at Jerusalem's Rockefeller Museum,
shows one of the earliest examples of operative dentistry.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 14, 1986

The Richard & Carole Siemens Jewish Campus
A Home For Our Jewish Federation
First Floor
First Floor
Second Floor
1. Building Name Dedication
2. Name Dedication Board Room
3. Cornerstone Time Capsule
4. Lobby & Reception Area
5. Accounting Center
6. Elevator
7. Conference Room #1 (South)
& Conference Room #2 (East)
9. Computer Center
10. Entrance Doors #1
11. Entrance Doors #2
12. Plaque Dedication
13. Judaica Art for Building
14. Controllers Office
15. Entrance Door #1 Mezzuzah,
16. Entrance Door #2 Mezzuzah
17. Technical Center
18. Witer Rxintains (4)
19. Kitchen
20. Mechanical Room
21. Men's Restroom
22. Women's Restroom
23. Computer Storage (South)
24. Computer Storage (North)
Second Floor
1. Office Executive Director
2. Second Floor Lobby/Reception
3. Presidents Office
4. Office Assistant Executive
5. Secretarial Pool Area
8. Staff Offices (12)
6. Director's Offices (7)
7. Staff Lounge & Kitchen
9. Men's Restrooms
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The central address for Jewish tzedakah. A home
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This element in the new campus is the hub for all future
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It is where ideas are born, where tasks are formulated and
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Its importance is in the meeting ground between lay leaders
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A Rabbi
The following is brought to our
readers by the South County Rab-
binical Association. If there are
topics you would like our Rabbis to
discuss, please submit them to The
Temple Emeth
Last summer my family visited
the well-known "Amish Country"
in Pennsylvania. As most of the
tourists did, we shopped the
stores, drove around the farms,
purchased some home-grown pro-
duce and goggled at the quaint
horse-drawn carriages.
In one of the larger of the many
antique stores, a curious event oc-
cured. An older woman, perhaps
in her 70's, was admiring a young,
strapping black-clad lad, of no
more than 25. Until she spoke, in
an obviously heavy Jewish accent,
I didn't realize she was from
"unzereh" (a fellow Jewess). She
looked up at the lad and said so ad-
miringly "... how wonderful it is,
my boy, that you are so proud of
what you are and are not ashamed
to dress and act the way you feel,
despite everyone looking at
you ."
I then could not resist the
following encounter with this fine
lady of apparently such tolerant
nature and I inquired, "Is it not
interesting that the Amish look so
much like many hassidic Jews,
with their black hats, coats and
trousers?" She then looked at me
somewhat aghast and said, "How
can you compare these fine charm-
ing people with those fanatics!"
The moral of this true story is
quite obvious. The Amish. who
dressed so very similarly to the
katsidic Jews, were charming and
OK. but if tlu-v were her fellow
Jews (who did not drive buggies
hill Toyotas and Chevies), who
also happened to believe in what
they do and how they dress, they
were "fanatics." i.. that an exam-
ple of love, Jewish style? Let's
move on a bit further and examine
this "Love, Jewish Style."
A group of hassidic Jews are
walking to and from their
synagogue on the Sabbath (as all
orthodox Jews do) and on the way
they spot a few of our cor-
religionists of the Reform camp
coming out of Temple. One of the
hassidim with a defiant smirk on
his face says to the others: "Git ah
keek ahfdeh goyim (take a look at
the Gentiles more correctly,
non-observant Jews).
The scenario outlined above is,
tragically, not uncommon
neither the older woman's reac-
tion to my query in Amish coun-
try, or the hassidic Jews com-
ments about Reform or Conser-
vative Jews. Is that what they call
religious? Is that their form of
Love, Jewish style?
In this writer's opinion (and we
have spoken thusly from our
pulpit in Delray Beach), the
outline above is one of the really
great Jewish tragedies, both here
in the American Jewish Communi-
ty and in the State of Israel. We
are not here stating or sug-
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Rabbi Elliot Winograd
gesting that all Jews believe as
one (that's really 'Moshiach Tzeit,'
the Messianic era), but rather
that 'they love each other' as one!
If an Orthodox Jew sees another
Jew violating his Orthodox and
pressumably genuine views, let
him say to the other Jew "come,
let us sit down and share each
other's views on our Creator and
His gift of the Torah I'm sure
we'll enjoy the exchange." Let
him not, Heaven forbid, castigate,
insult or spew the vile tongue on
the fellow Israelite! That, assured-
too numerous to even list, never
mind comment upon!
Some of our equally guilty
Reform or Conservative Jews,
who heap accusations at each
other or at Orthodox Jews, are no
less the villains when they refer to
the other members of the seed of
Abraham as zealots, fanatics,
"meshugoyim," and further adjec-
tives not fit to print. Let them,
rather, say to others not in their
camp: "We respect your views,
won't you give us that same
courtesy so that we may work
together for all of Jewry, for
Israel and for world peace? We
can also simultaneously try to
understand and learn from each
Love, Jewish style: "1 love you
my fellow Jew(ess) and I expect
nothing in return. I respect and
admire your feelings, hopes and
dreams, won't you please help me
also realize mine? We both love
our G-d, our country and the
whole People of Israel. Let us join
hands, souls and outlook, toward
the common good serving our
Creator and our fellow human be-
ings. May His spirit of Joy, Bless-
ing and Wisdom dwell upon us all
forever. Amen and Amen."
France Releases Two Terrorists
PARIS (JTA) France has released two Palestinian ter-
rorists serving 15-year prison sentences for murder, ap-
parently as part of a deal with the terrorist group headed
by Abu Nidal to refrain from terrorist acts inside France.
The deal reportedly dates back to 1982 after French
police found conclusive evidence that the Nidal gang was
responsible for the machinegun and grenade attack on a
Jewish restaurant on the Rue Des Rosiers in the summer of
1982 in which six people were killed.
The government apparently was anxious to prevent a
recurrence of such outrages in France. But newspapers
here said the two terrorists were set free this month to im-
prove chances of freedom for four French nationals being
held hostage in Lebanon by pro-Syrian, pro-Iranian
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Genocide Treaty
After long delay the U.S. Senate voted Feb. 20 to approve the
international treaty outlawing genocide. President Reagan is ex-
pected to give it his required signature.
A reaction to the Holocaust of World War II, the treaty makes
it a crime to kill, cause bodily or mental harm or seek to bring
about the physical destruction in whole or part of members of na-
tional, racial, ethnic or religious groups.
Ninety-six other nations have ratified the treaty in the 37
years since it was first submitted.
Sen. Lawton Chiles, (D., Fla.). proclaimed the 83-11 vote long
i overdue. He added:
"For almost 40 years we have been told that the Genocide Con-
vention would somehow supersede our Constitution and nullify
the sovereign powers of the U.S. For almost 40 years we have
been told that the treaty would somehow strip U.S. citizens of
their constitutional rights and liberties.
"But in all that time, the critics of the Genocide Treaty have
never offered an alternative which would be acceptable in both
domestic and international law.
"This treaty like any treaty cannot supersede our con-
stitution. Our rights and liberties will be protected. And the
United States will stand, for the first time, among those nations
intent on punishing this horrendous international crime."


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The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday. March 14. 1908
Top Reform Leader
Urges Return To G-d
Special to the Jewish Floridian
of South County
There are some who may con-
sider Rabbi Alexander Schindler
controversial, but his message to
the congregation of Temple Beth
El in Boca Raton last week was
one that any rabbi would applaud.
Rabbi Schindler is president of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, the organization
of Reform Jews in the United
States and Canada, numbering
some 1.300.000 members, wor-
shipping in about 800 temples.
His "outreach" program to br-
ing thousands into Judaism who
may have been born of a Jewish
father, or who are married to a
Jewish spouse, though not born
Jewish themselves, has received
considerable criticism from Jews
of Orthodox persuasion. As Rabbi
Merle Singer, of Temple Beth El
said in introducing Rabbi
Schindler. "he believes that you
are a Jew if either of your parents
is Jewish, and if you practice the
Hebrew faith."
Practicing the faith was the sub-
ject of Rabbi Schindler's sermon
Although one talks of the tar
that G-d gave His people on
Mount Sinai, the Hebrew word for
them is singular not plural One
tablet, the first five command
ments. deals with our duties to
G-d, while the second five deai
with our obligations to our fellow
"We moderns." Rabbi Schindler
stated "feel more comfortable
with the latter commandments
than with those citing our duties
to G-d. But the duties to G-d are
every bit as important as are our
duties toward others."
"Modern people avoid speaking
of G-d, and being reminded of our
duties to G-d gives many of us
great discomfort. And begin
unable to accept traditional no-
tions presented to them as
authoritative, they read
themselves out of Judaism in any
theological sense. Our Torah
reminds us that a Judaism which
omits the theological, the spiritual
dimension is but a truncated
Rabhi Schindler places great
emphasis on intent knvnnnh in
Hebrew "It is the willingnes
pursue the quest for the spiritual,
to pursue it earnestly persistent
ly. with the readiness to open
one's self to experience the holy
But intention needs to be coupled
with practice," the rabbi con-
tinued, "especially in the regular
observance of Jewish rites.
"As liberal Jews, we assert mr
autonomy We insist on the right
to choose, but all too often we
choose nothing at all. or if we do
choose, we saunter in, we saunter
through, we saunter out. As a
case in point, there is not a
Reform Jew alive who, when ask
ed. would not say that the Sabbath
is essential to Judaism and that it
is our solemn obligation to
preserve it. Indeed we say in our
prayer books even as Israel has
preserved the Sabbath, so has the
Sabbath preserred Israel." Yet
when one walks into the typical
Reform Synagogue bath
wher. then I in >at mitz-
vah. how many people mil
find" The cai r maybe
The kiddusn" Rarer. I: m
use the Sabbath to sand
name w. ath preserve
And thii thai we give
substance to the perception tna;
Reform Judaism is but a religion
of convenience, that in Reform
anything goes, that this is a place
where easy answers are given and
few if any questions are asked. It
3eems that we need do little if
anything at all. and we still call
ourselves Jews.
But this not a problem that is
endemic to Reform Judaism, Or-
thodoxy and Conservatism, in-
deed the Christian community as
well have their fair share of those
who only offer lip-service and not
the service of the heart."
Rabbi Schindler concluded his
message asking the question, do
we really believe that G-d revealed
himself to Moses, that the children
of Israel really heard His voice?
Should we believe in miracles, in
supernatural events which we
Readers Write
EDITOR: The Jewish Floridian,
I had the privilege of attending
the 5th Annual UJA Young
Leadership Conference in
Washington, DC, March 2-4. It
was an incredible experience, be-
ing among 3.000 Jewish people
and realizing that together we
speak with one voice in our con-
cern for world Jewry.
We attended workshops: we
marched in a rally for Soviet
Jews; we listened to respected
speakers such as Gary Hart,
Robert Dole and Edward Ken-
nedy, and we had appointments
with Dan Mica. Paula Hawkins
and Lawton Chiles at Capitol Hill.
It is comforting to know that we
have their support for Israel and
Soviet Jews, but we cannot leave
these issues solely up to our Con-
gress people. We. as the Jewish
Community, must step forward
and get involved. "We are One
People. One Destiny."
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moderns cannot possibly accept?
It does not matter." the rabbi
mswered himself. "Whether we
read this text in its liberal sense or
merely as an interpretive account,
in either case the essential truth
remains the same. Our forbears
had a direct experience with 0-1.
Whatever it was really happened,
they knew for certain that G-d
revealed Himself to them They
knew it with a knowledge of the
n.-art, a knowledge greater than
the knowledge of the mind,
transcending logic or reason or
the testimony Of witnesses They
knew it as the artist knows beauty
rhough he cannot see it; they
MBM it as men and women sense
love, though they cannot touch
that love with their fingers, yet
their lives are completely
ransformed by such a love."
This was not Rabbi Schindler's
first visit to Boca Raton. In 1977.
he helped dedicate Temple Beth
El's then new building, at the time
large enough easily to accom-
modate the synagogues 200
families as he visited again last
week the Temple was neanng
completion of additions which wffl
enable to accommodate comfor-
tably the now nearly Mon
Rabbi Schindler was born m
Munich in 1925, coming to this
country in 1937 as a boy of 12 ||,-
is presently chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
Jewish Organizations and a net
president of the World .Jewish
Congress. During Worid War II,
as a ski-trooper, he won a Purple
In Lebanon
Anti-Jewish Terror Mounts Alarmingly
The murder of two
Lebanese Jews within he
past few weeks n- i radical
Shiite Moslem rmup in-
dicates an intensification erf
the terrorist .ampaiixn
urainsr Lebanon i tiny and
sfense Jewish
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HallaK. rominant
Ld ueae
Jewisheommumt'. in istatement
published in the Lebane
An-.\m,:- in,j m the French
press, the group, which calls itself
The Organization of the Oppr8
ed in the World, said it would not
release Hallak's body until the
Israelis had left Lebanon.
A POLAROID photograph ac
companying the statement con-
firmed that Hallak was in their
hands, but it could not be deter
mined from it whether he was
dead or alive.
The caption provided by the
group depicted him as "a leader of
the Mossad." the Israeli in-
telligence service.
This is ominous since the charge
of spying for Israel was used by
the group to justify its killing of
three other innocent Lebanese
Jews within the past three
The Organization of the Op-
pressed had not earlier admitted
to holding Hallak. although he
was kidnapped at the end of
March, 1985 together with three
other Lebanese Jews, presumably
because it knew how patently
false the charge of spying was.
Hallak was a much-loved and
highly respected doctor whose pa-
tients came from all ethnic and
religious segments of Beirut's
society. Indeed, some years back
he treated the son of one of the
leaders of the PLO.
WHEN NEWS of his abduction
was revealed, the kidnapping was
condemned by Christian and
Moslem officials including
Lebanese Justice Minister Nabih
Berri. the leader of the mainline
Shiite group, Amal.
Following Hallaks kidnapping,
his wife, Rachel Hallak, who was
in Paris at the time, went to
Beirut and remained there for
several months, trying, in vain, to
obtain his release. She is back in
Paris now with the couple's three
sons Andre, Alain, and Marc,
who range in age from 17 to 21 -
who were sent there to study
several years ago because of the
turmoil in Lebanon.
During Hallaks months of cap-
tivity, he was reported to have
served at a physician. The
Organization of the Oppressed is
apparently connected to the pro-
Iranian Hezbollah (the Party of
God), as one of the Americans
held captive by the fundamentalist
Hezbullah at the time of the TWA
hijacking reportedly saw Hallak
treating patients.
veihrn/s jfthf names of Lebanese Jews who have been in the
news \itehj. ind even their ages, keep changing depending on the
-,-our he rep>yrts, making it difficult to standardize th
form eU by Dr George Gruen. director of Middle
Baal fhe American Jewish Committee, provides th
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that "Shiite
fakidin (holy warnorsi" captured
I -rael-backed South
\ -my were promptly
-eieased from a detention camp in
Khivam were met.
Ibrahim (Abraham) Benisti. a
Lebanese Jew in his forties, and
nis 68-year-old father. Yehuda,
were kidnapped in the past few
weeks. Yehuda's other son,
Youssuf. :. had been seized in
May. 1985.
The Organization of the Op-
pressed brutally murdered
Ibrahim Benisti on Feb. 15. Ac-
cording to the Beirut police, his
body was found the morning of
Feb. 16 wrapped in blankets in a
street in west Beirut near the line
dividing the predominantly
Moslem section from Christian
east Beirut. The coroner's office
reported that Benisti's body bore
signs of torture and beatings to
the head. He was shot twice and
then strangled.
Near the body was a copy of the
statement issued by the Organiza-
tion of the Oppressed to the press,
declaring that Benisti had been "a
prominent agent" of the Mossad.
The charges were categorically
denied as "nonsense" by the
Israeli Foreign Ministry.
INDEED, none of the kidnap
victims had been involved either
in internal Lebanese politics or
the Arab-Israel conflict. Outraged
students and friends of Tarrab at-
tested that the distinguished
retired professor of mathematics
had only nominally been Jewish
and had had no connection to
Cohen was a department store
accountant known as a kind and
gentle person, who chose not to go
to Israel, his sister-in-law.
Rosemary Cohen, declared in Los
Angeles, because "he did not wish
to face the possibility of killing his
Arab friends in battle."
It was precisely because they
felt fully integrated in Lebanese
society and had both Moslem and
Christian friends that the kidnap
victims chose to remain in
Lebanon even after the over-
nSniI* "?*i0rity of Leon's
6 000 Jews left in the years after
Je 1967 Six-Day War andX
decade of internal strife following
die eruption of the civil war in
1975. Today fewer than 75
Lebanese Jews remain, most in
east Beirut.
THE TRAGIC fate of the
Benisti family is typical of the
misplace trust of tho
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When hia Other son. Youssuf
was abducted last May 18. the
father at first lid not notify the
police or the Jewish community
because he believed that his
friends and customers from
within the Shiite community
would discreetly intervene on
behalf of his son and arrange for
his selease. It was only toward the
end of the year when all quiet in
terventions had failed, that
Yehuda Benisti approached the
Jewish community in east Beirut
for help.
According to the Feb. 15 state-
ment by the Organization of the
Oppressed, they had seized
Ibrahim Benisti as well as
Yehuda and Youssuf because
"all three were part of an Israeli
spy network."
IN ITS statement, published in
An-Nahar the next day, the
Organization of the Oppressed
declared that. Ibrahim had been
slain in revenge for Israel's
presence in south Lebanon, the
alleged "violation of the Al Aqsa
mosque in Jerusalem ... by the
filthy boots of Jewish Israeli oc-
cupation." and the shelling of
Shiite Moslem villages in south
The fanatical Shiite group also
threatened that "all those in-
terested in having any kind of
relations with Israel" would face
"adequate measures from us." It
added that "the punishment of the
spy Ibrahim Benisti should serve
as a warning."
The latest kidnappings bring to
10 the number of Jews known to
have been abducted in the past
two years. There are hopes that
five are still alive. The Organiza
tion of the Oppressed had earlier
claimed to be holding Elie
(Youssef) Srour. 68, who was in
charge of preparing the dead for
burial according to Jewish rites,
and Isaac Sasson, in his mid-60's.
a pharmaceutical executive who is
the president of the Lebanese
Jewish community. Both were
kidnapped at the end of March
ON JULY 1, 1984. Raoul Sobhi
Mizrahi, 54, an electrical engineer
who ran an electrical supply com-
pany, was kidnapped by three
armed gunmen from his apart-
ment in west Beirut There were
no ransom demands. He was
beaten to death, and his body was
discovered on July 3. A group call-
Continued on Page S

State Dep't. Stands by UN Rule
Calling for Israel's Recognition
Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
- The State Department
maintained that it would not
have invited the Palestine
Liberation Organization to
an international conference
without Israel's agreement.
Department spokesman Ber-
nard Kalb also stressed that the
offer to the PLO was part of a
"package" designed to bring
Vaccine Refused
about direct negotiations between
Israel and a Jordanian-Palestinian
Kalb's comments came as he
raffirmed that Jordan's King Hus-
sein was correct when he said that
the United States had agreed to
invite the PLO to an international
conference if the PLO accepted
United Nations Security Council
Resolutions 242 and 338, agreed
to negotiations with Israel and re-
nounced terrorism.
fer in a television speech in which
he announced he was ending a
year-long effort to work out a
joint peace strategy with PLO
leader Yasir Arafat because the
word of the PLO leadership could
not be relied upon.
Kalb said that the offer was one
of the many aspects as the U.S.
"attempted to help construct a
package that would facilitate
direct negotiations between Israel
and the Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation looking toward the
establishment of peace between
Israel and al! its Arab neighbors.
"As it is always the case in such
situations, no single issue can be
satisfactorily addressed without
reference to the full package of
which it is part.
"Moreover, if that package
could have been constructed, it
goes without saying that it would
not have been implemented
without agreement to the full
package by all sides."
Israelis on a senior level had been
kept informed of all U.S. discus-
sions on the peace process, as had
the Jordanians. There have been
reports from Jerusalem that
Premier Shimon Peres knew of
the offer but Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir didn't. While
refusing to describe any other
aspects of the "package," Kalb
said that "now that the PLO has
failed the King's test there is no
package, and this isolated ques-
Jewish Group's Aid Effort Stymied by UK
An effort by the American
Jewish World Service
(AJWS) organization to
send some $150,000 worth
of scarce meningitis vaccine
to Burkina Faso was
thwarted by OXFAM
United Kingdom, which
refused to accept the
medical supplies for
distribution in the West
African nation, it was learn-
ed here recently. Instead,
the medical supplies were
sent by AJWS to Nepal to
meet health needs there.
OXFAM UK, one of six loosely-
affiliated though independent OX-
FAM offices working in 72 coun-
tries, appeared to have refused
the vaccine out of fear said to
be unfounded that the govern-
ment of Burkina Faso would pre-
vent its distribution because its
source was a Jewish relief
organization, according to of-
ficials representing OXFAM UK
and the AJWS.
DEREK WARREN, press of
ficer for OXFAM UK, said the
decision to reject the vaccine was
taken on a local level by a
representative in Ouagadougou,
the capital of Burkina Faso,
formerly Upper Volta. There was
fear that the origin of the vaccine
would cause it to be impounded,
Warren said.
"If it was impounded at the air-
port, it would be no good at the
time of release," Warren said in a
telephone interview from Oxford,
England, with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. He noted
that the vaccine must remain
refrigerated. Burkina Faso does
not maintain diplomatic relations
with Israel.
officials indicated they hoped the
incident was now behind the
organizations, and that the groups
will work with one another in
future endeavors. "OXFAM UK is
very sorry for the way the situa-
tion was handled," Warren said.
Laurence Simon, president of
AJWS, wrote a letter to Frank
Judd, director of OXFAM UK,
protesting the incident which
prevented the much-needed
Israel's Peace With Egypt
As prospects for peace
negotiations with Jordan and
West Bank Arabs dim, Israel
has refocused on its relations
with Egypt under the 1979
Egypt-Israel treaty. Even
before Yasir Arafat's latest
"no" to King Hussein's re-
quest for diplomatic progress,
Israeli officials had been
stressing the need to warm the
cold peace with Egypt.
Jerusalem describes improved
relations with Cairo as a prere-
quisite for peace with Jordan
and any final deal involving
the Palestinians.
Israel's Ambassador to the
United States, Meir Rosenne,
repeated recently that peace
with Egypt despite the pro-
blems remains "the most
important development" in re-
cent Middle East diplomacy.
But other observers say that
disappointment with the
deterioration of relations,
symbolized by the three-and-a-
half year absence of the Egyp-
tian ambassador from Israel,
spans the Israeli political spec-
trum. The murder last fall of
Continued from Page 4
ing itself the "National Resistance
Army The Nation's Liberation
Faction" said it had killed Mizrahi
"because he was an Israeli
agent." This was firmly denied by
his family.
Still missing is Salim Jammous,
secretary general of the Lebanese
Jewish community. He was kid-
napped on August 15, 1984,
reportedly by three armed men
who abducted him from his car
near the communal office located
in the compound of the main
synagogue in west Beirut.
JTA Services
Israeli tourists in the Sinai by
an Egyptian security officer,
and muted initial responses
from Cairo, not only killed
seven people but wounded
Israel's trust as well.
In this view denied by
Egyptian officials who claim
they initiated the peace pro-
cess Cairo tried to circum-
vent some of the normalization
agreements almost immediate-
ly. Trade except for Israel's
purchase of Egyptian oil from
Sinai fields it had developed
never became significant.
Tourism went mostly one way
from Israel to Egypt. While
Egypt opened a consulate in
Eilat, as agreed, negotiations
could not be completed for an
Israeli consulate in Sharm el-
Whatever Anwar Sadat had
in mind for relations between
the two countries, his
assassination in October 1981
left its mark. As their trial in-
dicated, extremists killed
Sadat primarily because of his
crackdown on Islamic fun-
damentalists not because of
the treaty with Israel. Never-
theless, under his successor,
Hosni Mubarak, Egypt assign-
ed priority to normalizing rela-
tions with the rest of the Arab
world, not with Israel.
Ostracized for its peace with
Israel, Egypt under Mubarak
improved bilateral ties with
most Arab states. It officially
renewed diplomatic relations
with Jordan and regained
much of its earlier status
within the "non-aligned"
world. But reentry to the Arab
League formerly head-
quartered in Cairo remains
blocked by radicals such as
Syria and Libya.
When Shimon Peres took of-
fice last year as Prime
Minister, Israel noted some
positive statements by
Mubarak. But in the past year
ambivalence in Cairo seems to
have won out over initiative.
Although progress has been
reported in the latest talks on
the disputed Taba parcel,
Israelis see no breakthrough.
New hints on normalization
echo the old ones.
Israel rates the danger to
Mubarak's government from
fundamentalists lower than
does the United States. Never-
theless, it sees little positive
coverage of peace in the state-
controlled press; the opposi-
tion press made the Sinai killer
something of a folkhero.
The bedrock Egyptian at-
titude remains hard to
measure. Numerous Israeli
tourists travel freely in Egypt
without harassment. Despite
Egypt's burgeoning popula-
tion and worsening economic
situation, Mubarak seems
strong enough to survive a
return of the ambassador and
the normalization of relations
with Israel promised at Camp
(Near East Report)
Life Term
CAIRO An Egyptian border
policeman who killed seven Israeli
tourists, fbur of them children,
was found dead in his cell. He had
been sentenced to life imprison-
ment with hard labor. An ad-
ministrative court rejected an ap-
peal by lawyers for the policeman,
Suliman Khater, that the trial
should have taken place in a
civilian court and upheld the
sentence. The policeman had
become something of a cause
celebre, with opposition politi-
cians calling him "the hero of
Suez." At least 140 people were
arrested in demonstrations pro-
testing the closed military trial,
medicine from being transferred
to Burkina Faso. He described the
incident as "scandalous," in a Jan.
8 letter to Judd, obtained by JTA.
discussed the incident with Lean-
dre Bassole, the Burkina Faso
Ambassador to the United Na-
tions. According to Simon, the
Ambassador said that in spite of
his government's differences with
Israel, this in no way would have
any bearing on the acceptance of
humanitarian provided by an
American Jewish relief
AJWS, based in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, was founded in
May, 1985. It has concentrated its
humanitarian programs, primarily
technical and community health-
related initiatives, in five coun-
tries. Last September, it airlifted
$750,000 in medical supplies to
Mozambique, in an action dubbed,
"Operation L'Chayim."
The incident involving OXFAM
UK occurred late last year after
an urgent appeal was issued from
OXFAM UK's health unit seeking
the vaccine for meningitis for use
in Burkina Faso. According to
Simon, AJWS filed the ap-
propriate gift documents in order
to pave the way for delivery of the
Bernard Kalb
tion is moot."
He reiterated the U.S. position
that now is a time for "reflection"
and stressed it was "premature"
to specualte on the next step by
the U.S. At the same time, Kalb
said for the "record," he wanted
to reiterate the long-standing
U.S. policy on the PLO.
"We will not recognize nor
negotiate with the PLO so long as
the PLO does not recognize
Israel's right to exist and does not
accept Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338," he said. "And
we made it clear that those who
refuse to renounce violence and
terrorism have no place at the
negotiating table."
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Israel Bonds
Beth El Honors Eichlers At Bonds Event
Under the direction of Edward
Bobick, Chairman, Temple Beth
El raised over half a million
dollars in their annual Israel
Bonds campaign.
Because the new addition to the
temple wasn't completed Boca
Pointe was the scene for a
magnificent dinner-dance honor-
ing long-time temple members
and activists, Helene and Jay
Eichler. Being away from the
temple didn't deter the en-
thusiasm and outpouring of love
for the Eichlers.
Co-chairwoman Ella Samuels,
working diligently to create a
scene of beauty, presented the
Eichlers with the beautifully
hand-designed and crafted silk
flower centerpiece made for the
head table.
Introducing the speaker, TV
news correspondent Robert
Mayer Evans, was Mike Dunay, a
newcomer to Beth El and Boca
Raton, but a longtime friend of
Bonds. He has served as chair-
man in Jacksonville. Herb
Gimelstob read a beautiful letter
from Rabbi Merle Singer (who
was in Israel) and a telegram from
Margie and Jim Baer, who could
not be present.
Myra Singer presented the
Eichlers with the Israel Leader-
ship Award followed by Eugene
Squires' presentation of the
Prayer for Peace Award to the
temple for their continued par-
ticipation in the Bonds campaign.
Alan Weiner, Vice President of
Community Services, accepted
the award for the temple.
"Next year in the temple," said
Bobick. Nevertheless, "we are
very pleased that the temple
members again joined in partner-
ship with Israel as they made their
loans for a total of $530,000. We
are especially grateful for the
renewal of the yearly $250,000
from Star of David Cemetery."
Lillian and Joe Schenk
Schenks Celebrate
Golden Anniversary
Robert M. Evans with honorees Helene and Jay Eichler.
Hamlet Israel Bonds Event
Anne and Henry Brenner will
open their home on Sunday, April
6, for the annual Hamlet Israel
Bonds event. Looking forward to
record participation, the Brenners
are delighted to host the event
honoring "The Hamlet 7."
Sam Fox and Phil Rosenblum,
chairmen, have been working
diligently to educate the entire
community about the new in-
struments and new features for
the existing instruments.
"Bulletins go out to the commit-
tee so that no one is inundated
with the complex nature of the
campaign," said Rosenblum. "We
have become a sophisticated and
competitive organization," added
Fox, "and it takes time to explain
the instruments to people to help
them decide which one fits into
their portfolios."
Emil Cohen will be entertaining
a group who are highly bond
motivated as was demonstrated
by the "Hamlet 7's" participation
in helping the Federation pur-
chase a million dollar note at the
beginning of this year.
Lillian and Joe S. Schenk of
Del ray Beach recently were joined
by their children and grand-
children from Chicago and other
family members and friends to
celebrate their 50th wedding an-
niversary at a brunch given by
their children in the Park Place
Hotel.. .
Joe Schenk, before retiring to
Florida, was in the corrugated
containers business for over 40
years. He was president of Capital
Containers of Chicago, and served
as president of the Corrugated
Sheet Plants Association.
Always active in community af-
fairs, Joe was honored by the JUF
of Chicago (the Federation there)
and by State of Israel Bonds. He
was board chairman of Beth Hillel
Congregation in Wilmette, 111.
Since coming to Florida, Joe
served as president of the
Brotherhood of Temple Emeth in
Delray, and continues to serve on
the temple's board of directors.
He is also a member of the South
County Federation's board, for
the sixth year running, and this
year has served as chairman of
Special Events in the Family
Joe's son Mandel, a Certified
Public Accountant, and his wife
Mary; son David and his wife
Nina, both well-known real estate
attorneys; and daughter Sari and
her husband Paul, who are in the
automotive business, organized
the simcha.
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200 American Rabbis Summoned To Israel For Emergency Mission
Continued from Page 1-
that Israel is "the most secure
country in the world." He called
El Al the safest airline in the
world and said that people need to
be more concerned about travel
elsewhere in the world.
A representative from El Al,
Reuven Barash, was on hand to
speak to the rabbis at a workshop,
later. He reminded the rabbis that
El Al has been "top ranked" for
safety among the airlines over the
past 30 years.
Barash pointed out that El Al
only flies three northern routes
over friendly European countries,
"far from enemy territory." He
further advised that non-stop
flights from North America in-
crease the safety factor as do the
U.S. stop-overs in Europe where
there is no changing of planes or
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Even access to planes undergo-
ing maintenance is stringent,
Barash said. He aliuded to a re-
cent "60 Minute" TV segment
which showed how easily an air-
port cleaning woman was able to
enter any of the airlines' planes
except El Al's.
Brigadier-General Amos Gilboa,
the Israeli Chief of Military In-
telligence in Washington, D.C.,
and a strategist in the Entebbe
raid told the rabbis that Israel
spends a great deal of money to
protect its offices abroad and its
airlines. In addition, he said, "we
have people staying all over the
world to safeguard the lives of
Of El Al, Gilboa said, "They are
in control from here." He called
El Al the safest way to get to
Israel. Quipping that he was not
an El Al public relations officer,
Gilboa asked the rabbis to place
their confidence in Israeli defense
measures. "They are the best in
the world ... No one can
guarantee 100 percent, but 99
percent, I can guarantee."
Peres' Threat to Kadafi
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
also offered assurances to the rab-
bis. He told them that Israel's
planes are secure and El Al
delivers the highest guarantee of
He then cautioned the Rabbis
not to take Kadafi seriously
"because he's not a serious man
and his threats are an expression
of vanity, not of strategy. He can
do nothing to our planes and if he
will do something, he will pay the
price which may be the final
price he can pay."
Mayor Sholmo Lahat of Tel
Aviv was more emotional in his
appeal to the assembled rabbis.
"Of course I'd like all of your con-
gregations to move here."
However, since this is not always
possible, he implored the rabbis,
"bring them to Israel because we
are partners. One partner is an ac-
tive one, the other is silent. The
more that come, the better it is."
The Rabbis React
As the two and one-half day
conference came to a close, Rabbi
Stanley Davids, chairman of the
National Rabbinic Cabinet of the
State of Israel Bonds, presented
the Prime Minister with a
"Proclamation of Rededication"
signed by the rabbis. The Pro-
clamation stated that the rabbis
had committed themselves to
Israel's economic progress and
they would continue to organize
delegations from their congrega-
tions to visit Israel. Also included
in the text was the additional
presumed commitment of 400
other rabbis whom the 200 at-
tendees would contact.
Reaction to the emergency con-
ference, in the words of Rabbi
Richard Agler of Boca Raton,
Florida, was that "Our fears were
allayed. To a unanimous degree,
they convinced us."
Yes, he admitted, there is a fear
on the part of local congregations
to go to Israel. "People are fearful
out of ignorance, and must be con-
fronted with the facts."
He described Israel as "a nor-
mal county, with normal people
The 'Mitzvah' of
Travel to Israel
JERUSALEM The emergen-
cy Conference on Tourism was a
spiritual experience for Rabbi
Elliot J. Winograd of Temple
Emeth in Delray Beach.
He explained that the mission of
over 200 rabbis on behalf of
tourism was more than just filling
the economic coffers of another
country. "When you go to Israel,
when you step on the soil of Israel,
you are performing a mitzvah."
In the Rabbi's opinion, each visit
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During the mission, the rabbis
participated in a tree planting
ceremony at the American
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Jerusalem. Rabbi Winograd com-
pared the ceremony to the pur-
pose of the mission. "It was also a
religious act in the finest sense of
the word, because the Torah com-
mands ... imagine planting trees
in our Land of Israel."
For the same reason, the Rabbi
would encourage all Jews to travel
exclusively via EL AL. Again, he
emphasized, "the traveler is per-
forming a mitzvah."
He concluded by reminding Jews
that Israel is a Jewish state and
not a secular one. Therefore, "It is
inevitable that someday the entire
state of Israel will be run by the
real Constitution of the State, the
Torah." His hope is that all of this
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living normal lives. The incidences
of violence are almost non-
existent. You are safer there than
you are here."
A colleague of his in Boca
Raton, Rabbi Merle E. Singer,
called the mission and its goal "a
moral response" to the threat of
terrorism. "To stay away from
Israel is to let ourselves become
hostage to terrorism."
Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd of
Delray Beach, referred to the mis-
sion as ". The fulfillment of the
biblical prophecy regarding this
holy land of Israel, making
tourism mitzvah in the fullest
sense of the word, ie. a purely
religious act by the people of
Rabbi Ira Youdovin from St.
Petersburg, Florida called Israel
"... the greatest laboratory in
Jewish education available in the
world today. We brought people
here betore the crisis and this is
why we bring them now.'"
The Tower of David excavations were on the itinerary for the 200
rabbis attending the emergency "Conference on Tourism" in
Jerusalem last week. "Because I have visited Israel before, the
tour provided for new places to bring my congregation to, and
renewed my understanding and inspiration about places I had
visited before," said Rabbi David Algaze of Forest Hills, New
Overcoming Debilitating Fear
good deal of anxiety about making
the trip to Israel last week, Rabbi
Merle E. Singer, of Temple Beth
El in Boca Raton, ultimately
decided that his summons to the
emergency Conference on
Tourism was not merely an of-
ficial rabbinic duty, but a calling
to help restore tourism for Israel
in order to restore Jewish self-
Rabbi Singer alluded to the
dramatic decline of American
tourism to Israel in the aftermath
of the summer's terrorist
episodes, beginning with the
Achille Lauro tragedy. "To live in
fear is not to live," warned the
Rabbi. He called this fear "a quali-
ty of life that characterizes the
galut Jew (Jew in exile) the Jew
rejected by his neighbors and not
accepted by the country in which
he lives. He is the Jew who lives in
fear and is forced to reject his own
Rabbi Singer cited the attitude
of the Israelis which is "We will
not allow them to force us not to
be normal." By traveling to
Israel, he said, Jews are standing
up for their rights and not permit-
ting themselves to once again
become isolated.
Rabbi Singer explained that
events were seemingly conspiring
against him for this trip. After
reaching an understanding with
Temple Beth El's president,
James Baer, that Rabbi Singer
would undertake this trip, the
Rabbi suddenly found some
members of the congregation con-
cerned for his safety to the
point of reconsidering the trip.
Then, the story of the mission
broke on the front page of the
Boca Raton News. Rabbi Singer
became further concerned that
the news of 500 Rabbis traveling
to Israel might provoke terrorist
Yet, "... my response was that
I had to go." So, scheduled to
leave last Saturday, the Rabbi
retrieved his passport from a safe
deposit box on Friday only to
find it had expired March 15,
1985. Anxious hours later, Con-
gressman Dan Mica arranged for
the Rabbi to pick up his new
passport at the State Department
on Saturday in Washington.
The final wrinkle in planning
came as the Rabbi's plane
prepared to leave for New York.
After the plane had finally been
de-iced, the weathes became so
bad in Washington that the air-
port was closed. It was re-opened
just in time for him to make it to
New York and board El-Al.
The trip was destined to be for
Rabbi Singer and so enabled him
to overcome "the debilitating
Americans have led "antiseptic
lives, immune to terror," he said.
"Now we are being threatened
where we live I've regained
my self-respect as a human being
and a Jew" because of this trip, he
Concerns About Safe Travel
To Israel 'Negated'
BOCA RATON Getting to
meet with so many top-level
Israeli leaders was the highlight of
the emergency Conference on
Tourism for Rabbi Richard Agler
of Congregation B'nai Israel in
Boca Raton.
"Anytime you go to Israel it is
inspiring, but this time we were
really privileged to sit with some
of the leading articulators of the
Zionist vision and one couldn't
help coming away inspired."
Rabbi Agler said his congrega-
tion had made a trip to Israel last
year and another was planned for
this year. However, he said, after
this mission on tourism, the con-
gregation might add yet another
trip to Israel this year.
Concerns about the security of
such travel were assuaged during
the mission, he reported. "Any of
us with lingering doubts about the
safety of travel to Israel, par-
ticularly with El Al, had those
doubts completely negated as a
result of the briefings we
The rabbi was also impressed by
the inter-denominational coopera-
tion demonstrated at the con-
ference. He said: "... when we
decide to work for our One Peo-
ple, we have and ultimately we
will have many more occasions for
such cooperation."
At a press conference held in
Temple Beth El last week, Rabbi
Agler told reporters that while
there has been a 70 percent drop-
off in bookings from North
America, Europeans continue to
book Israeli trips at increased
rates. "We need to take a lesson
from the Europeans," he said.
Rabbis Trip Reassures Congregants
JERUSALEM Rabbi Donald
David Crain of Temple Beth
Shalom in Boca Raton discovered
that several of his congregants
had arranged trips to Israel when
they heard of his plans to attend
the Conference on Tourism here.
The Rabbi commented not only
on how safe he felt in Israel, but
also on how comfortable he felt
amidst the Israelis. "It feels as if
you are among family." He said
that Israelis like Americans
and seldom become annoyed with
them. "You sense their sincerity.""
Overall, Rabbi Crain found the
conference to be a unique ex-
perience because of the "team ef-
fort in working toward a common
goal" shown by the various bran-
ches of Judaism.
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It's Mistaken Identity Demjanjuk
Tax Return Tips
We will temporarily interrupt
our series on estate planning so
that we can discuss the proper
way to report charitable contribu-
tions on federal income tax
As we discussed in a prior col-
umn, taxpayers who do not
itemize their deductions may still
take advantage of deducting half
of their charitable contributions
made in 1985. For the 1985 tax
year, married taxpayers do not
itemize unless they have $3,540 in
persona] deductions, and single
taxpayers do not itemize unless
they have a least $2,390 in per-
sonal deductions. If a taxpayer
does not itemize, he can still take
advantage of his charitable con-
tributions by reporting cash con-
tributions on line 34b and noncash
contributions on line 34c of the
Form 1040. This amount is then
divided by 2, and the amount is
reported on line 34e. The result is
that the taxpayer gets the benefit
of deducting half of his charitable
contributions if he does not
Even if a taxpayer has enough
deductions to itemize, he might be
better off not itemizing. Rather,
he might report the charitable
contributions as discussed above.
For example, assume that a mar-
ried taxpayer made $3,000 in
charitable contributions and paid
$1,000 in property taxes for a
total of $4,000 in itemized deduc-
tions. Schedule A (Itemized
Deductions) requires the married
taxpayer to deduct $3,540 from
the total personal deductions,
leaving this particular taxpayer
with only $460 worth of deduc-
tions that he can deduct on the
Form 1040 (i.e. his $4,000 in total
deduction leas $3,540). However,
if the taxpayer chooses not to
itemize, he would get the advan-
tage of $1,500 in deductions (i.e.
one half of the $3,000 in charitable
contributions). Therefore, it
would be wise for taxpayers to
calculate the amount of their
deductions in both manners
before deciding whether to
itemize. It is important to
remember, however, that tax-
payers cannot both itemize their
deductions on the Schedule A and
take advantage of the charitable
contribution deduction for
If a taxpayer made more than
$500 in noncash contributions, he
must fill out the Form 8283. Non-
cash contributions include both in-
tangible property, such as stocks,
bonds and insurance policies as
well as tangible property such as
real estate, automobiles, works of
art, clothing, furniture, etc.
The Form 828? is divided into
two sections .^ciion A is to be
filled out if th ;,lue of the non-
cash property than $500 but ess than $5,000, or
if the property donated consists of
publicly trader: .>ecuritie8 (such as
stock traded on a stock exchange),
even though < >alue of such
securities ex< r>00.
Section A as) the name and ad-
dress of the '>rganization that
received the noncash property, as
well as a dMcripoon of the
donated property. Jt then re-
quests the da( f '.he contribu-
tion, the dat*' I he property was ac-
quired by the taxpayer, the man-
ner ir which in*- taxpayer ac-
quired thi property t-.p., by pur-
chase, jp.v ,r inheritance), the
donor's (<> A ', property, the
fair market 'he property
and the method that was used to
determine the fair market value of
the property.
The method used to determine
the fair market value of the pro-
perty includes appraisals, thrift-
shop value, catalog value (in the
case of a stamp or coin collection)
or comparable sales in the case of
real estate. The instructions
specifically states that the fair
market value of used household
goods and clothing is usually much
lower than the price paid when
new, and that a good measure of
the value of such property is the
price that buyers of such used
items actually pay in consignment
or thrift shops. If household items,
on the other hand are more
valuable because of their age, a
written appraisal would be more
appropriate. In the case of public-
ly traded securities, the value can
be determined merely by checking
its price in the. financial section of
the newspaper on the date the
contribution was made.
Section B of the Form 8283 is to
be filled out if contributions of
noncash property (other than
publicly traded securities) exceeds
$5,000. This form requires a
signature by an officer of the
charity that states that it will
notify the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice if the property received is
sold by the organization within
two years of its receipt. This is
another method that the Internal
Revenue Service uses to make
certain that the fair market value
of noncash property is not exag-
gerated. For example, if a tax-
payer contributes a condominium
to a charitable organization and
states that it is worth $60,000,
and the charity then sells it within
two years for only $40,000, the In-
ternal Revenue Service would be
alerted that the original appraised
value was probably exaggerated,
and will assert that the taxpayer
owes additional taxes, plus
penalties and interest.
Finally, and most significantly,
an independent appraiser must
certify the fair market value of
the property as reported by the
taxpayer. The certification states
that the appraiser is not related to
the donor or the charity. The ap-
praiser must state that his ap-
praisal fee was not based on a
percentage of the appraised value
of the property, and that the ap-
priser is qualified to make ap-
praisals of the property being
The necessity for appraisals if
the value of noncash property con-
tributed exceeds $5,000 arises
from legislation enacted by Con-
gress in 1984 in order to end
abuses of the charitable contribu-
tion rules by taxpayers who gross-
ly exaggerated the value of con-
tributed noncash property. These
rules will certainly help end such
abuses, at the cost of additional
complexities. Nonetheless, there
are great benefits to donating
noncash property, as discussed in
prior columns, when a sale of the
property would otherwise result
in a capital gain to the taxpayer.
Therefore, many taxpayers will
elect to press onward with non-
cash contributions in order to take
advantage of these additional tax
Marvin Kirsner is an attorney
unth the West Palm Beach office of
the law firm ofShutts and Bowen.
He edits this column, bi-weekly, on
behalf of the Jewish Community
Foundation's Legal and Tax
Commit U
Continued from Page 1
the Attorney General's Office, the
police and prison service had con-
tingency plans developed last year
when it became apparent that
there was a strong possibility that
Demjanjuk might be extradited to
Israel under terms of a 1963 ex-
tradition agreement with the U.S.
DEMJANJUK, who has main-
tained his innocence, saying he
was a Soviet soldier during the
war who was captured by the
Nazis, has argued through his at
tried in the Jerusalem district
court by a panel of three judges
headed by a Justice of the
Supreme Court. While the At
torney General's office and the
police are preparing the charge
sheet, other officials are deciding
on where the trial will take place.
The venue must be dignified
enough to serve as a court and
large enough to accommodate the
large number of people, including
hundreds of foreign reporters, ex
torney that the extradition treaty ^ to view ^ tria| Justice
between the two governments did fi{nistry personnel have inspected
and found suitable for use in the
Demjanjuk trial the bullet-proof
not allow for him to be sent to
Israel. He is the first person ex-
tradited from the U.S. to Israel
for crimes committed during
World War II.
Justice Minister Moshe Nissim
said that Demjanjuk would be
DEMJANJUK is being held
during the preparr.tions for his
trial, including his interrogation
by the police for preparation of
the charge sheet which may
take several months in the
same special cell at the Ramie
Prison which housed Eichmann.
His prison guards were chosen
from a panel of individuals who
have had no connection with the
Nazis, either directly in their own
person or through members of
their family, to avoid the possibli-
ty of personal revenge.
But the question of who will
glass box which encased the stand represent Demjanjuk is still to be
at which Eichmann sat during his settled. Under Israeli law, only
trial. It has been preserved as an
exhibit at the Kibbutz Lochamei
Hagetaot Museum.
State Dep't. Says Ethiopian Jewry's
Emigration Prospects Are 'Grim'
State Department official
said Monday that the pro-
spects for the emigration of
the some 9,000 Jews who
still remain in Ethiopia are
grim and that the situation
is not likely to change in the
near future.
"Ethiopian Jewry's present
situation is without prospects at
all," Princeton Lyman, United
States Assistant Secretary of
State for African Affairs, told the
plenary session of the National
Jewish Community Relations Ad-
visory Council (NJCRAC) at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. "I do not
anticipate any dramatic
breakthrough in the situation" in
the near future, he added.
LYMAN explained that most of
the emigration of Ethiopian Jews
in the last few years, including the
airlift known as "Operation
Moses" which brought about
10,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel
more than a year ago, took place
through the Sudan.
But this is no longer possible
since the removal of Sudan's
moderate, pro-Egyptian president
Gaafar Nimeiry last spring and
the establishment of jv radical
regime amidst political turmoil all
over the country, Lyman said. He
said that "Operation Moses" has
become a major political issue in
the Sudan, viewed by many
Sudanese as an "insult to Sudan's
national honor."
In view of this development,
Lyman asserted, "it is impossible
to conceive of the Sudan as a
pathway for Ethiopian migration
in the near future."
THE SITUATION of Ethiopian
Jews is complicated by the at-
titude of the military-Marxist-pro-
Soviet government in Ethiopia,
Lyman said. "The government ob-
jects to free Jewish emigration.
They resent the attention of the
international community to the
Jews of Ethiopia. But afc-the same
time they are sensitive to the in-
ternational attention to the
Jews," he said.
Lyman said that relationships
between the U.S. and Ethiopia are
not good, and that that makes it
difficult on Washington to exert
any influence on the issue of
Ethiopian Jews.
According to Lyman, Ethiopian
Jews were not hit by the terrible
drought in that country, because
the Gondar region where they live
was not part of the drought area.
He said, however, that they con-
tinue to live in "great poverty."
visits by American Jews to that
country. "It is important to keep
up activity and concern for the
Jews of Ethiopia," he concluded.
plenary session was Chaim Aron,
chairman of the Immigration and
Absorption Department of the
Jewish Agency, who focused on
the problems of integrating Ethio-
pian Jews into the mainstream of
Israel's society. Apart from the
problem of adjusting to a modern
Western society, the Ethiopian
community in Israel today has its
unique problems, Aron said.
He disclosed that about 40 per-
cent of the community is of one-
parent families of either a mother
or a father with one child or more.
He said many of the Ethiopians
who came to Israel left their
spouses or families behind. "One
of the parents is missing or was
lost on the way (to Israel)," he
lawyers registered in Israel may
plead in Israeli courts. It will not
be easy to find a local attorney
ready to undertake the defense of
Demjanjuk, and the accused war
criminal may request an attorney
from abroad.
In the case of Eichmann, a
special law was passed to enable a
West German attorney, Robert
Servatius, to appear in the
Jerusalem court to defend him.
DURING arraignment pro-
ceedings in Jerusalem Sunday,
Demjanjuk steadfastly denied the
charges against him. "I never
served the Nazis," he said. "I only
served my family."
He added: "I am completely the
wrong person. I was never in that
place what everybody tells me,
Treblinka." Demjanjuk spoke in
Among the list of charges
against him is this gruesome
description of Demjanjunk's
method of operation: "After the
doors of the chamber had been
closed, the suspect would operate
the engine, which sent exhaust
fumes into the chambers. In this
way, the victims were choked to
He is also said to have "killed
with his own hands Jews from
among the work parties that
labored in the camp."
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Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Boca Lago Women's Luncheon Rises to New High
The annual luncheon for the
South County Jewish Federation
85/86 campaign for the Women's
Division of Boca Lago was held
Feb. 24 at the Park Place Hotel.
In an atmosphere of warmth
and giving, the guest speaker,
Maxine Kronick, gave an emo-
tional presentation of her trip
through Eastern Europe. She
presented her documentary,
"From the Shtetl With Love."
Shirley Green, Chairwoman of
Boca Lago, Women's Division,
said that the money raised will
help Jews both here in South
County and abroad to lead more
meaningful lives.
(Left to right): Phyllis Squires, chairwoman, Women's Division;
Dottie Lipson, associate chairwoman, Women's Division;
Marianne Bobwk, President, SCJF; Shirley Green, Boca Lago
Chairwoman; Maxine Kronick, guest speaker.

Pictured with chairwoman Shirley Green are the Co-chairwomen
of Boca Lago (teft to right): Barbara Nusbaum, Rene Simon,
Shirley Green. Edna Heller and Doris Cantor. (Not pictured are
co-chairwomen Isabelle Byron Ernest, and Tillie Lyons.)
Catholic Dialogue
Must Go Beyond Narrow Focus
Catholic-Jewish dialogue
must move beyond a nar-
rowly theological focus and
engage difficult matters
such as the centrality of
Israel for Jews and
Judaism, and obtaining the
Vatican's recognition of the
State of Israel.
This was the assessment shared
here by two of America's preemi-
nent pioneers in Catholic-Jewish
dialogue, the Rev. Edward Flan-
nery, former executive secretary
of the National Conference of
Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for
Catholic-Jewish Relations, and
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, vice
president of the World Jewish
Congress, who addressed a
workshop on "Catholic-Jewish
Relations: 20 Years After Nostra
Aetate," held at New York's
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel during a
National Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council's session.
NJCRAC is the national coor-
dinating body for the field of
Jewish community relations, com-
prised of 11 national and 113 local
Jewish community relations agen-
cies. NJCRAC'a Plenary Session
is held each winter to assist its
member agencies to define major
issues facing the American Jewish
community during the coming
year, and to plan goals and
strategies for national and local
Referring to controversy
generated last year when the
Vatican published a document for
pastoral leaders and religious
teachers entitled "Notes on the
Correct Way to Present Jews and
Judaism in Preaching and
Catechesis in the Roman Catholic
Church," Fr. Flannery advised his
audience that the "Notes" ought
not to be used as a measure of pro-
gress or the lack of it in
Catholic-Jewish dialogue. "It is a
statement that is meant for
elucidating a number of
theological points and doesn't deal
with the entire Catholic-Jewish
enterprise, which consists of more
than theological exchange."
Fr. Flannery suggested that in
order to make progress, dialogue
must take into account the
historical and humanitarian
perspectives through which Jews
understand the Holocaust, the
State of Israel, and anti-Zionism
as a cover for anti-Semitism.
Paying tribute to Rev. Flan-
nery's and the American Catholic
Church's contributions to
Catholic-Jewish dialogue. Rabbi
Hertzberg asserted that the key
Rabbi Hertzberg
to major advances in understan-
ding among the two faiths is
securing the Vatican's diplomatic
recognition of Israel.
HERTZBERG, speaking in
what he acknowledged were blunt
terms, stated that Jewish leaders
in the interreligious dialogue
"have had it all wrong when they
believe we are the prime
beneficiaries of the dialogue
because the Vatican has denounc-
ed anti-Semitism.
"The truth of the matter," he
declared, "is that the Vatican
needs dialogue more than we do,
because from it the Vatican
regains credibility it lost as a
result of its inaction on behalf of
the Jews during World War II.
The Vatican needs Jewish
legitimization and some of our
Jewish ecumenists have been sell-
ing it cheap."
Hertzberg went on to score the
Vatican for refusing to extend
diplomatic recognition to Israel.
"The Vatican explains its
refusal on the grounds that, as a
matter of principle, it does not
recognize states whose borders
are unstable. That is strictly
nonsense. West Germany doesn't
recognize its border with East
Germany as permanent, so that's
not a stable border. But,
nonetheless, the Vatican main-
tains diplomatic relations with
West Germany.
"MY POINT is elementary,"
Hertzberg continued. "The mat-
ter of diplomatic recognition or
the lack of it is a matter of
legitimization. And he who does
not legitimize Israel delegitimize
Asked to comment, Fr. Flan-
nery responded that, in his view,
the Vatican's concern about stable
borders was "an outmoded con-
cept" and ought to be dropped. He
noted that he had made this point
to Vatican officials a number of
times during official visits to
Flannery went on to observe
that achieving such recognition
through interreligious dialogue
channels was, at best, difficult due
to the Vatican's structure. In the
wake of reforms wrought by the
Second Vatican Council, the
Church was no longer organized
along strictly hierarchical lines.
Thus, when leaders engaged in
Catholic-Jewish dialogue bring up
the question of diplomatic
recognition, it is referred to that
part of the Vatican's bureaucracy
that deals with dialogue with
various faiths, not the office deal-
ing with matters of state.
"We are dealing with a
bureaucracy. I don't have to ex-
plain what that means. It doesn't
mean, however, that we should
not continue to raise the issue
through those channels that are
open and most receptive to us."
Israel's Herzog Sent Greetings
To Aquino After Swearing-in
JERUSALEM (JTA) President Chaim Herzog
sent a message of congratulations to Filipino leader Cor-
azon Aquino after she was sworn in as the new President
last week. Israel was one of the first countries to recognize
the new government. The Philippine Embassy in Israel an-
nounced that it supported Aquino. Herzog, in his message,
praised Aquino and the Filipino people for their devotion to
Fourth Lebanese Jewish Hostage
Reportedly Murdered in Beirut
fourth Lebanese Jewish
hostage was reportedly
murdered in Beirut last
week. An extremist Shiite
Lebanese group, the
Organization of the Op-
pressed in the World, an-
nounced the "execution" of
Dr. Elie Hallak, 60, a physi-
cian and the vice president
of the Lebanese Jewish
Last Sunday, the body of
another hostage, Ibrahim Benisti
(also spelled Benesti), 50, was
found in west Beirut. He had been
badly beaten and shot in the back
of the head.
HALLAK, a popular general
practitioner and lecturer at Beirut
Medical School, was kidnapped
outside his home in west Beirut
March 30, 1985. Three other Jews
were kidnapped at the same time.
Lebanese police say his body has
not yet been found but a Beirut
daily, An-Nakar. published a
Polaroid photograph of Hallak's
body. The photo was of the same
type as the one showing the body
of Benisti and two members of his
family who had also been
The killers also published a com-
munique saving that Hallak's kill-
ing was in retaliation for "Israeli
terrorist activities in villages of
oppressed people in south
Lebanon." The Shiite organiza-
tion, believed to be close to the
pro-Iranian Hezbullah movement,
also accused Hallak of having
been "a prominent member of the
Israeli Mossad (secret service)."
IN SIMILAR fashion, a state-
ment found pinned to Benisti's
body said he had been killed "for
having been an Israeli spy" and as
an example "to all other Israeli
agents." It called the victim "a
pillar of Israeli espionage in
Two months ago the Organiza-
tion of the Oppressed murdered
two other Jewish hostages, Prof.
Isaac Tarrab and Haim Cohen
Halalah. Three more Jewish
hostages are believed to be in the
hands of the gang, which has
murdered four of its Jewish cap-
tives since December.
The Organization of the Op-
pressed is a relative newcomer to
the terrorist scene which first
became known last June when it
hijacked a TWA airliner to Beirut
demanding the release of 300
Shiite prisoners believed to be
held by Israel.
Jewish organizations in France
contacted throughout the day
Lebanese officials in Beirut to try
and obtain the release of the four
Jewish hostages still held by the
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Will Not Mean
Dramatic Changes
By DR.
London Chronicle Syndicate
The Jewish world closely
watched the 27th Congress
of the Soviet Communist
Party which opened in
Moscow last week, the first
such gathering since
February, 1981.
During the last years of
Leonid Brezhnev's life and in the
brief periods under Andropov and
Chernenko, the Soviet Union was
in many ways paralyzed. Now it is
coming to life again. Changes are
in the air. The question is, are
these changes real, and how will
they affect internal and foreign
policy issues, specifically, the rela-
tionship with Israel, the emigra-
tion problem and the position of
the Jewish community?
WHILE LAST week's con
ference had been prefaced by ar<
enormous publicity campaign
within the Soviet Union and
abroad, it is necessary to warn
against the great expectations
aroused by it. Communist con-
gresses take the form of mass
demonstrations. Everything is
fixed in advance: who is elected as
a delegate, the list of speakers,
the character of the debate, the
text of the unanimously-adopted
resolutions. But it would be a
mistake to ignore the importance
of the Moscow conference.
While the Communist con-
gresses of 1971, 1976 and 1981
were dominated by the personali-
ty of Leonid Brezhnev, the new
general secretary, who was
selected last March, has still to
emerge as the unchallenged
leader of the Soviet Union. This
may seem routine if we ignore the
great internal changes within the
USSR, the forthcoming election
of the central committee and the
all-powerful Politburo, and the
ambitions and character of
Mikhail Gorbachev.
An internal revolution, long
delayed, is taking place in Russia
which may deeply affect the posi-
tion of Jews in the various Soviet
republics. It is significant that the
large majority of delegates at the
27th Congress were unknown
faces (including women). A new
generation is anxious to take over
the key positions in various walks
of life, better educated than the
old one, but no less ambitious and
not necessarily more moderate in
its outlook or free from an-
tagonism to minorities. Jews, an
important element in certain
fields, may be pushed out by the
"new cadres."
GORBACHEV is no dictator.
He deliberately avoids the prac-
tice of the personality cult, but he
has already managed to free
himself from a number of his
adversaries and to surround
himself with his own followers.
His aim is to have his own people
not only in the Soviet Union, but
at the head of other Communist
countries as well.
What kind of man is Gorbachev?
Hailing from the city of Stavropol
in the Caucasus, he is an expert in
agriculture and was prominent as
a Communist leader in the city of
his birth. While Stalin,
Khrushchev and Brezhnev had no
formal education, Gorbachev
studied law at Moscow University
and is known as a man of culture.
A number of prominent Soviet
leaders used to come on vacation
in his region. He made their ac-
quaintance, learned the art of
public relations and this led him
to the Politburgin 1981.
On the question of Jewish af-
fairs, an interview he gave to the
Paris Communist daily, Humanite
reprinted two weeks on the
front pages of Pravda and
lzvestia, repeats various Soviet
statements made abroad. But
coming from a person in his posi-
tion, it deserves close study.
GORBACHEV condemns the
talk about persecution of Jews in
Russia as part of an "anti-Soviet
campaign, a real psychological
war against the USSR." He
asserts that anti-Semitic pro-
LEONID BREZHNEV: the vicious press (campaign against Israel.
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV: he is no dictator.
paganda is forbidden by law, is a
crime. He claims that, within the
Soviet Union, the desecration of
Jewish cemeteries, the activities
of neo-Nazi organizations which
have spread hatred towards Jews
through newspapers and radio, is
impossible, though it often hap-
pens in the United States, France
and other Western countries.
Gorbachev claims that Jews in
the Soviet Union are free and en-
joy equality with people of other
nationalities. They take an active
part in public life and State life
within the USSR. Books, journals
and newspapers are published in
Yiddish; synagogues exist. He
believes that in a civilized society,
there is no place for anti-Semitism
and Zionism. He asks: for how
many years "the facts are
known" have the Arab people
of Palestine remained expelled
from their land?
Gorbachev's statement
demonstrates a new approach to
Soviet JewB as a clever public rela-
tions exercise. Still, it is better
than silence, and it could form the
beginning of talks based on the
well-known epigram, "Facts are
sacred, comment is free." It is
easy to prove that some of Gor-
bachev's facts are wrong.
WITH REGARD to the Middle
East, no fundamental changes
have occurred in Soviet policy
since the report of the Central
Committee to the 26th Congress
delivered by Leonid Brezhnev on
Feb. 23, 1981. In that report, he
denounced the "separate deal"
between Israel and Egypt, and "it
is time to go back to the honest
collective search of an all-
embracing, just and realistic
"In the circumstances, this
could be done, say, in the
framework of a specially-
convened international con-
ference. We are prepared to do so
jointly with other interested par-
ties the Arabs (naturally in-
cluding the Palestine Liberation
Organization) and Israel.
"We are prepared for such a
search jointly with the United
States. We are prepared to
cooperate with the European
countries and with all those who
show a sincere striving to secure a
just and durable peace in the Mid-
dle East. The United Nations, too,
the first Israeli Ambassador to the
Soviet Union, told me that when
she arrived in Moscow on
September 6, 1948, the reception
was warm. But when she raised
the problem of aliya at her first
meeting with the head of the
Foreign Ministry's Middle East
department, there was no reply
just silence.
Shmuel Eliashiv, another Israeli
Ambassador to the Soviet Union,
described to me his first talk with
Foreign Minister Gromyko on
December 21, 1963. The latter's
Jewish problem is an anti-Soviet
campaign, according to Gorbachev.
new generation is anxious to take
over the key positions of power.
could evidently continue to play a
useful part in all this.
"We are still convinced that if
there is to be real peace in the
Middle East, the Israeli occupa-
tion of all Arab territories cap-
tured in 1967 must be ended. The
inalienable rights of the Arab peo-
ple of Palestine must be secured,
up to and including the establish-
ment of their own State.
"IT IS essential," he said, "to
ensure the security and sovereign-
ty of all the States of the region,
incluidng those of Israel. These
are the basic principles. As for the
details, they could naturally be
considered in the negotiations."
There is a difference in em-
phasis between Brezhnev's
general statement, which remains
the Soviet Government policy,
and the violent press campaign
against Israel, combined with sup-'
port for Syria, Libya, South
Yemen and the struggle of the
PLO. Moscow denounced the
Hussein-Arafat understanding of
February 11, 1985, and pleads for
unity among the Palestinians. Its
major aim is to achieve equal
status with the United States at
an international conference on the
Arab-Israel conflict.
There has so far been no word in
the Communist press on the
resumption of diplomatic relations
with Israel. This silence is due to
three main reasons: a desire not to
upset the Arab rejectionist States;
to have "a bargaining card" in
negotiations with America; and to
avoid discussing controversial
issues (the attitude to Israel is one
such topic) prior to the Congress.
IT REMAINS to be seen
whether what Gorbachev said dur-
ing his major address to the con-
ference constituted anything new.
But even if he confines himself to
generalities, this should not be
considered as the last word.
Previous experience has shown
that discussions on delicate pro-
blems, whenever a decision is
urgent, are often left to the Polit-
buro after the Congress.
Aliya, or the emigration of Jews
from the USSR, is a separate
The late Golda Meir, wl,
refusal to discuss the emigration
of Jews was both, harsh and
resolute; indeed, he expressed
surprise that the issue had been
raised at all.
IN THE light of this attitude,
and despite "normal diplomatic
relations," it is not surprising that
the number of Jews allowed to
leave the Soviet Union was only
5,378 during the entire period of
1961 to 1967. Large-scale Jewish
emigration from the Soviet Union
only started in 1971 and reached
its peak (51,000) in 1979, when
there were no diplomatic relations
with Israel.
While furthering detente is an
important factor, emigration is an
internal Soviet problem. Pressure'
from outside is resented, although
it may help in certain
Within the Soviet Union, views
about Jewish emigration are
divided. The main arguments
against are on ideological and
practical grounds: Those who
leave are traitors to the Com-
munist way of life. Those who
want to go are victims of
"unscrupulous Zionist propagan-
da." To open the door for Jews
would invite pressure from other
groups Ukrainians, Latvians,
Lithuanians, Armenians, Ger-
mans and would anger other
Russians whose freedom to travel
is restricted.
Those who go, endanger the
security of the State. The emigra-
tion of Jews is resented by Arab
opinion. And the Jews are a
valuable element in society: their
departure constitutes a loss of
skilled and technical manpower of
a vital element in many walks of
THOSE WHO do not oppose
the emigration of Jews contend
that it is better to get rid of
"trouble-makers;" that the
refuseniks have created a "Zionist
center" which encourages
dissidents; that respect for
unification of families creates a
tK-tter climate of opinion for the
Soviet Union in the outside world;
and that those Jews who leave
Continued on Page 11

Bookcase: New Blitzer Effort
Judged A Work of 'Chutzpah'
Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Between Washington and
Jerusalem: A Reporter's
Notebook. By Wolf Blitzer.
New York: Oxford University
Press, 1985. 259 pp. $15.95.
The author of this book is the
Washington correspondent for
three Israeli newspapers, in-
cluding the Jerusalem Post. His
articles often appear in American
i>eriodicals such as the Hadassah
Magazine, and he is also known to
A mericans because of his frequent
appearances on the lecture circuit.
Blitzer is an American who is
fluent in Hebrew. He makes good
of these assets in-understan-
ding the subject of his book which
is the relationship between Israel
and the United States. As a
.porter, he has written about
nta in both countries and their
connections to each other. These
I iries form the basis of the book.
HE BEGINS by discussing two
bureaucracies: the Americans in
the State Department and the
Israelis in the Washington em-
bassy. The struggle for control
over American policy between the
career diplomats and the political
leaders is examined through
several United Nations votes on
Middle East issues. In similar
anecdotal fashion, Blitzer tells
about Israeli ambassadors to the
United States, paying particular
attention to Ephraim "Eppy"
Evron and Moshe Arens.
The superficial nature of
Blitzer's description of the Israeli
presence in the United States is
revealed by his focus on
Washington. He fails to address
the problem of rivalry among the
embassy, the UN mission and the
Consulate-General in New York,
and he doesn't even mention the
defense purchasing and economic
missions which report to the
Defense and Finance Ministries in
Israel regarding themselves as
completely separate from the em-
bassy in Washington.
A more useful discussion of the
Israeli presence in the United
States would recognize the degree
to which inter-ministerial and par-
ty rivalries in Israel are reflected
in Israeli officialdom in the United
Communist Congress
Continued from Page lfr
nable others to take over their
jobs, housing and places at institu-
tions of higher education.
The counter arguments have
thus created the schizophrenic
Soviet attitude to Jewish
The neshira ("drop out") pro-
blem plays little part in the
calculations of the Politburo, and
the issue is seldom discussed in
the Soviet Press.
In recent years the Soviet Union
has never closed its doors entirely
- last year 1,140 Jews were
allowed to leave mainly on the
ground that those who wanted to
leave were only a small number
and that humanitarian considera-
tions were indeed valid.
The release of Anatoly Shcharan-
sky does not signify any change ot
policy. But the timing is signifi-
cant: a gesture in "the spirit of
Geneva" and a desire to create a
better atmosphere around the
27th Congress. The Soviets are
always sensitive on the eve of
their five-yearly gatherings.
The congress was unlikely to
discuN the Jewish problem, but
sooner or later the new Politburo
will have to confront it. It will
hardly change the character of the
Soviet regime, but a large-scale
emigration of Jews may well
follow. In the meantime, both
' quiet diplomacy" and the strug-
gle for Jewish rights on the
is of facts must go on. There
no place for either illusions or
STRATEGIC cooperation bet-
ween the two countries and the
exchange of information by their
intelligence services occupy the
next two chapters. Here, Blitzer
makes out a good case for the
value that Israel has for the
United States. For example, he
points out that we have hundreds
of thousands of soldiers in Europe
and the Far East but practically
none in the Middle East, since we
can rely on Israel to protect
United States security interests.
He also mentions the military
cooperation which he calls an
"emerging alliance." The CIA and
the Mossad (its Israeli equivalent)
work with each other, but these
ties are more difficult to pin down
because of the inevitable secrecy
of intelligence agencies.
The Jonathan Pollard spy case
shows just how thin is Blitzer's
analysis, since he fails completely
to recognize the competition
among intelligence agencies
within each country. It now ap-
pears that Pollard was working
for Lekem, an intelligence agency
parallel to Mossad.
But the Israelis also have Shin
Bet and army intelligence ser-
vices. The United States has the
CIA, FBI, National Security
Agency and intelligence branches
of the military services. Blitzer
limits his consideration to the CIA
and the Mossad, thus missing the
complexity of these relationships
and offering a journalistic over-
simplification of what the situa-
tion actually is.
BLITZER next moves to Israel
and the Congress, following this
with two chapters on American
Jews and their influence on
United States-Israel relation-
ships. He pays particular atten-
tion to the importance of AIPAC
and its growing status within the
Jewish community, as well as its
effectiveness in influencing
United States policy in the Middle
The rest of the book proceeds
without logical sequence and with
no organizing principle. Blitzer
writes about the media, "think
tanks," unions, blacks and Chris-
tians. He then winds up with three
chapters on Kissinger and Israel,
Carter and Camp David, and
Reagan and Israel. He presents no
new revelations despite his in-
troductory assertion that the book
enables him to print material
which was previously "off the
The book ends abruptly with a
quotation from Reagan, promis-
ing that the United States will
make sure that Israel will not lose
its "qualitative edge" over the
Arabs. There is no conclusion and
no effort to draw any insights
from the incidents which Blitzer
AS AN experienced journalist,
Blitzer writes well, and the book is
easy to read, but there are too
many repetitions and too many
references to himself as the reci-
pient of news. Over and over
again, Blitzer uses phrases such as
"in an interview with me," he told
me," "I was talking with ..." The
worst instance of self-
aggrandizement is in the preface
which tells about a news con-
ference held by Anwar Sadat in
Washington in April, 1977.
Blitzer asked a question about
direct contact with Israel, and
Sadat replied that he had no objec-
tion to such contacts. This inter-
change "triggered the chain of
events which led to his decision"
(to visit in November, 1977).
Such chutzpah by Blitzer is
enough to turn the reader against
the book but, if one skips the
preface and persists, there are oc-
casional nUgftta which hold some

**_ J
A group of Arab doctors from Gaza tour the
facilities of the Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center with Dr. Gabriel Ullmann,
deputy director general of the center (second
from left.), leading the tour. The Hadassah
Medical Center, which has always had a close
working relationship with the hospitals in
Gaza, continues to treat patients in other
Mideast countries who still have no
diplomatic relations with Israel.
Historic Opportunity
King Hussein appears to
have finally had it with the
PLO. After a two-year at-
tempt to persuade Yasir
Arafat to accept United Na-
tions Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338 and to re-
nounce terrorism, the King
has concluded that he is
"unable to coordinate political-
ly with the PLO leadership un-
til such time as their word
becomes their bond,
characterized by commitment,
credibility, and constancy."
In Israel, Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin said that Hus-
sein's decision to break with
the PLO presents an "historic
opportunity." He said that "if,
indeed, the residents of the
territories will understand
that this is the hour of truth,
and they take the initiative to
get together with Hussein,
then this may be the opening
for a renewed chance for a
That is a big "if." For over
50 years the Arabs of Israel
and the West Bank have been
terrorized into acquiescence
with the goals of various ter-
rorist factions. First there was
the Mufti and his gunmen.
Now there are the PLO ter-
! rorists mainstream and fr-
I inge. It will require real
i courage for West Bank
Palestinians to step forward
and join peace talks with
The same applies to Hussein.
Can anyone be glib enough to
suggest that it would be easy
, for the King to step forward
alone and join West Bank
Palestinians and Israel in
negotiatons? Can anyone be
certain about what they would
do if, like Hussein, they
governed a nation that is more
than half Palestinian, riddled
with terrorists, and bordered
by terror-backing, expansionst
No, it will not be easy for
Hussein to come foward and
start talking to the Israelis. He
may even think that his best
bet might be to pursue his ex-
panding relationship with
Syria. Although, in that
regard, he should recall the
proverb about the man who
! sought power and security by
riding on the back of the tiger
only to end up inside.
Hussein has no simple alter-
natives from which to choose.
But statesmanship is rarely
simple or clear-cut. It wasn't
easy for Israel to return the
' Sinai to Egypt in return for a
peace treaty, or for Shimon
Peres to accept Jordan's de-
mand for peace negotiations
under international auspices
along with virtually any
Palestinian who is not a
bonafide member of the PLO.
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r -.
'Zayde," at 75, under the Tallit. .
of the
Jewish Community Dy School
4Zayde Day' Honors A Special Guy
Morning minyan was a bit
unusual on Feb. 25. Instead of the
traditional minyan observed in
the Holy Ark area, chairs were set
up in Beit Yeladim, Mrs. Foti's
classroom, and all the Beit
Yeladim were invited to par-
ticipate. This was definitely a
special occasion, a surprise that
everyone knew about except
The Day School's resident
Zayde, Sidney Lowlicht, father of
principal Burt Lowlicht, has work-
ed with the Beit Yeladim for two
years in many capacities. To the
teachers he is their extra right
hand whenever they need it. To
the students he is a zayde, a
teacher, and a loving friend. To
honor his 75th birthday, Pam Foti
and the staff at the Satellite Cam-
pus prepared a special minyan ser-
vice and named the day "Zayde
The Beit Yeladim, excited about
the 'surprise,' remained complete-
ly cooperative, behaving like
students far older during the
lengthy minyan service. Zayde,
who seemed confused about this
unusual set-up was soon
enlightened as he was called to
stand under the tallit in the
Sephardic tradition of celebrating
birthdays. The Day School
celebrates all of the students' bir-
thdays in this moving ritual so the
children were delighted to see
their Zayde under the tallit, his
son and daughter holding either
side. Everyone joined in singing
Happy Birthday in Hebrew.
Before the cookies and cake
were served, Mrs. Foti presented
Zayde with an engraved trophy
that reads "Zayde Day, Feb. 25,
dedicated in honor of your 75th
birthday for all the love and
The Preschoolers had a birthday party for "Zayde" Lowlicht.
dedication you have shown to the
students of the Day School. Love,
the staff and children of the South
County Jewish Community Day
School." One child from each class
rushed up to present Zayde with
birthday cards their class had
prepared. The moving morning
and celebration brought tears to
the eyes of those that have grown
to love Sidney Lowlicht like their
own Zayde. He was surprised and
touched as he told the students
and faculty: "I do my best to be
there for you because I love you."
This level of intimacy is most
unusual for a Preschool, yet sym-
bolic of the loving environment
that the Day School strives to
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Chairman Oscar Kosh, right, brings the tray with the ticket stubs
for the drawing.
Oscar Kosh starts the Kabalat Shabbat after the drawing was
Day School
Lottery A Success
The South County Jewish com-
munity Day School's Drawing by
Chance was a great success.
The drawing, held on Friday
Feb. 21 at the weekly Kabbalat
Shabbat, exhilarated the students
as they participated in choosing
the winning ticket. Eighteen were
selected by individual students,
out of which one was chosen as the
James Singer of Boca Raton
who purchased the winning ticket,
number F-6 to support Jewish
education had given little thought
to actually winning. Now $5,000
richer, the Singers are delighted
their philanthropic efforts yielded
them a surprising "thank-you."
Chairman Oscar Kosh was
pleased with the results of the
Drawing, by Chance as over
$13,000 was raised. "This is
superb for a first time around, but
next year I expect we'll do even
better," said Kosh. He believes
that the excellent odds, one in
300, encouraged many people to
purchase tickets. Yet he feels that
the interest in supporting Jewish
education was the predominant
reason he was able to sell them so
Chairman Kosh treated those
who attended the Drawing to cof-
fee and cake. The students were
Rory of Grade 7/8, left, draws
the winning number.
delighted to have an extra special
treat of jelly donuts, compliments
of Kosh too.
The Drawing by Chance Com-
mittee which included Gary Bern-
stein who had originated the
drawing; Arnold Rosen thai, chair-
man of the Day School Board Ed-
ward Bobick, Sheldon Jontiff and
Michael Taines.
Colors And
The Preschool studied colors
and shapes last week using ar-
ticles from everyday life to Team
to differentiate between various
colors and shapes. A buffet of col-
ors was prepared by Andrea
Mossovitz's class which served the
entire Beit Yeladim. Included in
the buffet were; carrots, celery,
raisins, popcorn, apples, etc. each
representing a different color
which the students recognized.
Shapes were studied with the
help of cheese and crackers that
took the form of circles, squares
and triangles.
The Preschool continues to
make learning an interesting and
in this case, a delicious

Genocide Vote Would Have
Pleased Legal Scholar Lemkin
Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 13
.aphael Lemkin, the great
5olish-Jewish legal scholar,
irould have been pleased by
Senate 83-to-ll vote
atifying the Genocide Con-
tention. "An epitaph on my
nother's grave" that is
how he had described the
treaty for which he was
[argerly responsible.
If Winston Churchill called the
iass destruction of a people
ecause of their race or religion or
Ithnic origin "a crime without a
Lame," Lemkin gave it a name:
[genocide." He fervetly hoped
hat America would be the first to
itify the treaty. But at his death
1959 the U.S. Senate had still
>t given it its approval.
FOR LEMKIN, it was not only
\n international juridical matter,
was also deeply personal,
forty-seven members of his fami-
including his beloved mother,
i t>een massacred by the Nazis,
le was determined to prevent its
ecurrence, whether against Jews
ir Christians or Armenians or
lozens of others who, in his un-
Snished history of genocide, he
[ad closely surveyed.
As the "unofficial man" at the
I'N during 1946-48 Lemkin lob-
lied mightily until the General
\ssembly adopted on December 9,
1948 the "Convention on the
Prevention and Punishment of the
Prime of Genocide."
Appropriately, if today
amewhat ironically, Lemkin's
[iggest backer was the U.S. Its
lelegation demanded a strong and
Jnanimous vote before the UN
eneral Assembly ended its 1948
ession. And the U.S. was the first
sign the Convention two days
lor it was approved.
PRESIDENT Harry Truman
ent it to the Senate for its "con-
ent" in June, 1949. The Ad-
ministration urged early Senate
ction to "demonstrate to the rest
the world that the United
ites is determined to maintain
moral leadership in interna-
fonal affairs.
But a combination of factors
ilted the early drive toward
fttification: resistance from the
Lmerican Bar Association (which
ras completely reversed in 1976);
J growing isolationism and
lenophobia flowing from the
torean War and a rampaging Mc-
larthyism; anxieties of segrega-
lonists from the Deep South; and
1 Bricker movement to limit the
aty-making authority of the
Executive. Later, only inertia and
I vague fear that ratification
[ould threaten U.S. sovereignty
evented Senate action.
[Sen. William Proxmire (D.,
Kisc.), who delivered 3,000 pro-
[tification speeches from die
fenate floor since 1967, observed
|at "there is not a single pro-
bsal that has been before the
wate as long." The inertia was
H when President Reagan in
nber, 1984, just prior to his
speech to the B'nai convention
demanded Senate action in order
to assist "our efforts to expand
human freedom and fight human
rights abuses around the world."
human rights specialist Elliott
Abrams told the Senate, "We
have all delayed too long"' in ad-
ding "America's moral and
political prestige to this landmark
in international law."
Now that the U.S. has joined 95
other countries which have
ratified the genocide treaty, what
can be expected? Certainly, to an-
ticipate a significant reduction in
the number of instances of
genocide would be overly
sanguine. Since 1965, there have
taken place nearly a dozen in-
stances of genocide, and the inter-
national response has been
These include the massacres of
Chinese in Indonesia (1965), Ibos
in Nigeria (1968), Bengalis in East
Pakistan (1971), and Hutus in
Burundi (1972). Especially shock-
ing was the massive slaughter of
Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge
regime in the mid-1970's, which
went unnoticed.
REALITY is that no effective
international machinery exists for
coping with genocide. The treaty
largely depends upon national
legislation and, where the deter-
mination to prevent geno con-
tributed to the personality of the
Rebbe. Every emissary feels that
he serves in an army where the
Rebbe is its Commander-in-Chief.
One goes where the Rebbe asks
him to. One fulfills all the requests
of the Rebbe.
Come what may, a solution is
always found. One finds philan-
thropists to cover the budget ex-
penditures; one finds Jews who
help here and there. "I sought and
I found believe," the Talmud
states. When we deal with seek-
ing, one must have faith.
I am enthusiastically moved by
the Rebbes emissaries. I see them
on the battlefield, I see how they
educate children, how they speak
to estranged people. How can one
stand from the side? One must
lend a hand. One must respond by
saying, Amen.
I must add that their personal
conduct is to be admired.
Whatever they or their families
do, it is done for the sake of the
Dr. William Korey is direc-
tor of International Policy
Research of the B 'nai B 'rith In-
ternational Council.
DENVER (JTA) Sheldon
Steinhauser, executive director of
the Allied Jewish Federation of
Denver, received a Humanitarian
Award from the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Com-
mission for having been
"throughout the years an in-
defatigable advocate for human
rights." Steinhauser served as
director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith office here
from 1957-1986.
In Israel Colleges ...
And Local Friends

Dr. Moshe Many, President of
Tel Aviv University, addressed a
group of fifty area residents dur-
ing his recent trip to South
Florida, speaking about the
University and some of the recent
projects there. The brunch
meeting, which took place
February 23 at Saint Andrews
Country Club, was part of the ac-
tivities of the local chapter of the
American Friends of Tel Aviv
University. The meeting was
hosted by Chapter Chairman
Craig Donoff and his wife Mitzi.
Dr. Many emphasized the
tremendous progress being made
at Tel Aviv University with laser
research. He also discussed the
Jaffee Center for Strategic
Studies, Israel's only military
think tank, and its role in the
molding Israel's defense
strategies. Dr. Many, who is a
physician himself and formerly
served as the president of Israel's
Red Magen David Organization,
highlighted a new Institute which
has been created at the University
- the Kovens Center for Health
Management which will train
administrators for Israel's
hospital and health service
Peres Hails
Prime Minister Shimon
Peres has sent a warm
message of congratulations
to the new President of the
Philippines, Corazon
".. your victory is the victory
of democracy in tie Philippines.
We here in Israel followed your
struggle with concern. We knew
that the great majority of the
Filipino nation stood at your
The Premier praised Aquino's
"unusual courage," and said
Israel had known all along that
justice would triumph in the end.
"We were enchanted by the way
you pursued the struggle... to
improve the lot of your people,"
Peres stated.
The tenor and tone of the
Premier's cable transcended
regular diplomatic practice, and
reflected in this way the sincere
sense of gratification which most
Israelis feel at the outcome of the
power struggle in the Philippines.
Relations between the two coun-
tries were warm under former
President Marcos and Israeli
officials believe they will be no
less cordial under President
Israeli experts work in the
Philippines in agriculture and
other fields, and a surprisingly
large number of ordinary Israelis
have visited as tourists.
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Many, president of TAU; and Robert Diamond.
Bill Lester, left, Craig Donoff (chairman), Dr. Edward
Teller, and Lester Entin, at the recent TAU Seminar
Associates meeting with Prof. Teller as the guest speaker.
Lawmaker Denounced For A
'Classic Anti-Semitic Slander*
WASHINGTON (JTA) B'nai B'rith International
has demanded that Rep. Robert Dornan (R., Calif.)
apologize to the Jewish people for what it called "a classic
anti-Semitic slander."
The conservative California referred to Radio Moscow
commentator Vladimir Posner as "this disloyal, betraying
little Jew'' after Posner appeared on ABC Television from
Moscow for several minutes recently to rebut President
Reagan's nationally televised speech urging public support
for his military budget which is in trouble in Congress
Posner's appearance was also the subject of a formal pro-
test from White House Communications Director Patrick
Buchanan to ABC
Daniel Thursz, executive vice president of B'nai B'rith
International, said that Dornan could resent Posner for his
role as a defender of Soviet policy "and the American
Jewish community would probably agree with him. But to
call attention to Posner's Jewishness in a defamatory man-
ner is totally reprehensible ... A classic anti-Semitic
slander which should never befoul the chambers of
Dornan, a hardline conservative member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee who is known to be staunchly
pro-Israel, acknowledged that he had used "inelegant
phrasing" when he attacked Posner.
3 Terrorists Slain
In Clashes with IDF
TEL AVIV (JTA) Three terrorists, two of whom
were wearing Israel Defense Force uniforms, were killed in
two separate clashes with the IDF last weekend. An IDF
lieutenant was slightly wounded during the first assault,
though he continued on with the chase of a group trying to
infiltrate into Israel. -
In the seend of the two incidents, a patrol inside the
security zone in south Lebanon came across a terrorist at
the northern edge of the western sector of the zone. An ex-
change of gunfire ensued and the terrorist was killed. He
was found to have been in possession of a Soviet made
82-mm. mortar, mortar bombs and two Kalachnikov rifles.

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Silent no more'
- i
Israeli Attends Notre Dame
To Spur His Great Fencing Skills
ingrad has been held in prison
since January 8 for allegedly "...
slandering the Soviet system ..."
According to an appeal to the Cen-
tral Committee of the Communist
Party, the prosecution of the
43-year-old mathematician is bas-
ed on a letter sent to Western
Communist Parties last year
which was signed by no fewer
than 50 refuseniks.
The letter to Western Com-
munists simply told of the harass-
ment of Soviet Jews wishing to
emigrate or to study their own
language and culture. Lifshitz, it
seems obvious, is being punished
for his desire to repatriate to
Vladimir's recent hospitaliza-
tion arose from a hearing he suf-
fered at the hands of fellow
prisoners and resulted in a serious
concussion. Despite his release
from the hospital, Lifshitz was
reported to still suffer from
serious headaches. His wife. An-
na, attempted to travel to Moscow
to petition authorities for her hus-
band's readmission to the
hospital. Police told her she would
not be allowed to go until the close
of the current 27th Congress of
the CPSU, in Moscow.
Although no date has been set
for the trial, Lifshitz's lawyer
believes insufficient evidence has
been brought forward to sustain a
prosecution, and has asked the
court to dismiss the case. The pro-
secution has completed its case.
Jewish activists in Moscow
began a two-week hunger strike
on February 26, the eve of the
27th Congress of the CPSU, and
asked for solidarity action in the
West, such a hunger strikes and
protests. The emigration activists
sent cables to the Congress asking
for the release of the Prisoners of
Conscience and freedom of
emigration for those who wish to
go to Israel.
Uniformed police raided a dacha
at Razliv, 40 kms from Leningrad,
and arrested seven youngsters
who were holding an informal
Oneg Shabbat. Although the
young people tried to explain that
it was customary among Jews,
even those not strictly orthodox,
to invite friends on die Sabbath
eve to light candles and recite a
kiddush, they were forced into the
bitter cold and held overnight at
the police station. Several were
without topcoats and Ilya Dvorkin
was wearing only carpet slippers.
The youngsters, including
refusenik Marina Dobrusina, an
art teacher, were told that they
were open to charges of holding a
religious ceremony in an
unauthorized place. They were
questioned whether they had
studied either modern Hebrew or
religious works and asked for the
names of their instructors. Their
interrogators claimed they had
evidence that some of the
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Diamondback quoted him as
Protesters at the Jewish
students' rally were joined by a
Jewish Defense Organization
(JDO) contingent from New York
headed by its leader, Mordechai
Levy. Levy claimed that Jewish
students were assaulted physical-
ly as well as verbally, a charge not
confirmed by other student
sources. But Jewish students ex-
pressed concern over a swastika
drawn on the door of the Jewish
campus monthly, Mitzpeh about
three weeks ago.
youngsters had studied Torah
under I^eonid Rokhlin and that
others had received instruction in
modern Hebrew from his wife
Leningrad activists see the raid
on the dacha as part of a general
pattern of increased pressure on
religious groups in the city, par-
ticularly on the young. "Len-
ingradskaya Pravda," in a general
article, claimed that religious and
Hebrew study groups were a
cover-up for subversive activity
and made a special point of nam-
ing young students, among them
Semion Indiktor
To commemorate the 850th an-
niversary of Maimonides-Rambam
(Moshe Ben Maimon), 42
refusenik scientists attended lec-
tures in Yakov Alpert's home; the
largest gathering of scientists
since 1980. Among the lecturers
were Vladimir Dashevsky and two
visiting professors from Denmark
and Norway. Thirty scientists and
two visiting professors from Den-
manrk and Norway. Thirty scien-
tists contributed to a poster ses-
sion with abstracts of their recent
works. The group also appealed to
the scientific community in the
West to help them.
WASHINGTON "Mailing to
the Soviet Union," a new 21-page
booklet, formulated with the help
of the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, has just been
published by the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice. The booklet should answer
all questions about mailing to the
U.S.S.R. It is available from the
NCSJ, in individual copies or bulk
Notre Dame, a bastion of
Roman Catholic education, enroll-
ed its first Israeli undergraduate
student this academic year. He is
22-year-old Yehuda Kovacs,
whose course of study is
mathematics but whose avocation
and reason for choosing Notre
Dame is fencing. Kovacs is a
former national junior fencing
champion in Israel. Wishing to
further his skills in the sport and.
in the absence of such university
programs in Israel, he wrote to 13
American schools with top-flight
fencing programs. One of the 13
was Notre Dame.
Coach Mike DeCicco showed
Kovacs' letter to University Presi-
dent Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
who. he said, was "ecstatic" at
the possibility of enrolling the col-
lege's first Israeli. "We wanted
him as much as he wanted to be in
this country," said the coach.
DeCicco approached a friend,
Rabbi Yisrael Gettinger of the
Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
of South Bend, to discuss the
question of money, as there are no
fencing scholarships at Notre
Dame. Gettinger mobilized his
congregation to raise over half of
Kovacs' tuition and a great part of
his living expenses. He wrote
Kovacs that the city's Jewish com-
munity would welcome him with
open arms:
Kovacs, one of the college's 18
.lews out of a student body of
7,500, has flourished at Notre
Dame and on its fencing squad,
which also includes a Soviet
Jewish immigrant. He finished as
a runner-up in his first tourna
ment, racked up a 29-3 record,
and recently bested a Wayne
State student who is the defen-
ding national collegiate foil
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You can help FIGHT TERRORISM...
... in many small ways!
For Example:
When your phone rings, and
a local volunteer asks you
to lend your support.
Mary Aaron
Karen Albert
Stu Auerbach
Peart Auerbach
Sylvia August
Charles Augustus
Mike Augustus
Frances Barach
Gertrude Barnett
Vera Belinfante
Beverly Berger
Mollye Berger
Jack Berger
Ray Bessner
Sara Blalogorsky
Mrs. Al Blumberg
Edward Boblck
Marianne Boblck
Robin Bralow
Dorothy Brand
Bess Breecher
Morris Breecher
Ruth Brlzman
Renee Brounstein
Sid Brounstein
Edward Brown
Rose Brown
Mildred Brunschwlg
Doris Cantor
Amy Captain
Lillian Chamey
Alfred Clgman
Charlotte Clgman
Jackie Clark
. When Your Phone Line
Becomes o Lifeline

"The Most you can give
is the least you can do.'
Your dollar goes a long way to.
Protect the Dream
Strengthen Your People
Ensure our Destiny
It helps Israel, and it helps local Jewish services.
It's a small but important way to prevent terrorism
from achieving its aims!
The Volunteers listed below have joined to ask you:
PLEASE HELP. When they call you. this Sunday,
don't deny them, or yourself!
Freda Closter
Harold Cohen
Sadie Cohen
Malvlna Colbert
Rhoda Denney
Fay Dobbert
Isadore Dordlck
Lucille Dordlck
Ida Dubroff
Sam Eckstein
Heinz Falikman
Doris Falikman
Rae Farbman
Julius Felnsteln
Ida Feldman
Nancy Feldman
Dena Feldman
Robert Feels
Lillian Fields
Louis Forman
Selma Forman
Pam Fotl
David Freeman
Nell Fried
Hoda Friedman
Sidney Friedman
Annabel Friedman
Elian Furaah
Lillian Qaeaer
Spencer Qellert
Ann Gersbon
Pauline Qertman
Seymour Qhen
Jerome Gilbert
Rae Ginsberg
Sarah Gold
Mynette Goldberg
Irving Goldberg
Bobbl Goldman
Milton Goldston
Selma Goldstein
Sylvia Goldstein
Manny Gordon
Annette Gordon
Sonla Gotteher
Ron Green
Lynda Greene
Blanche Grossman
Samuel Grossman
Will Gruner
Julia Haber
Rlette Halperin
Colman Hanlsh
Geri Hauser
Annette Herbst
Leo Herbstman
Nathan Herman
Eva Herman
Mildred Herman
Mel Herman
Harriet Herskowltz
Florence Jurgrau
Frances Kahn
Marcla Kamstock
Raglna Kananack
Hanna Kantor
Raymond Kantor
Ben Kaplan
Sid S. Katz
Ema Katzki
Jeannette Keiden
Edle Ken-
Ann Keesler
Ben Kessler
Yvette Kessler
Tess Klelman
Hortense Klein
Sy Klein
Jean A. Klein
Rose Klein
Pauline Kopelka
Terry Kom
Matilda Kosky
Frank Kosky
Ida Kosova
Pearl Kovesdy
Ruth Krawltz
Lillian S. Kronbein
Ray Lapidus
Sol Lapidus
Frank Lax
Ken LebersfeM
Marianne Lesser
Mlckl Lesser
Sue Levlne
Ethel Levy
Al Levy
Ida Lowenbraun
Murray Lowenbraun
Arthur Lucker
Gerl Lucker
Helen Mandel
Dena Mann
Erwln Mann
Saul Marks
Muriel Marks
Louis Medwin
Rose Medwin
Harry Melcber
Cele Melcher
Harold Merkelson
Pearl Merkelson
Sherman Merle
Symma Miller
Carl Miller
Harriet Milman
Jay Milman
Lisa Morelll
Phljja> Morganstein
CaMfrn Moriu
Elaine Morris
Andrea Moasovitz
Edythe Newman
James Nobll
Salome Noun
Marlon Novick
Connie Obersteln
Esther Omanaky
Rose Oppenhelmer
Harold Osherow
Lillian Oxman
Joan O'Neill
Robert Parker
Sidney Pearce
Ben Pearce
David Pertberg
Helen Perlberg
Richard Pine us
Dorothy Polllnger
Sandy Porterfleld
, Harry Rabinowe
Claire Rabinowe
Gall Rablnowitz
Maxine Rand
Helen Redstone
Marianne Roberts
Sidney Rosen
Edythe Rosen
Jack Rosenberg
June Rosenberg
Bea Rosenblcom
Bertha Roeenfleld
Sarah Roth
Helen Rothenberg
Basaie Rothschild
; Samuel Rothsteln
f Nathan Rothstein
Ruth Rugoff
Shana Safer
Joe Sandwelss
Shirley Sandwelss
Slgmund Schaffer
1 Irene Schaffer
Rosalie Schaffer
Gary Scharf
Bonnie Scharf
j Les Scheinfeld
Jewel Scheller
Herman Schlndler
Estelle Schlndler
Fae Schlar
Bern ice Schrleber
Leonard Schuman
Rebecca Schuman
Adele Schwartz
Mollie Segal
Rose Seidner
' Terry Serper
Jill Serranno
' Lee Shapiro
' Leo Shatln
David Sheriff
Joe Slegal
Dorothy Slegal
Solomon Slegel
Esther Slegel
Edmund Simods
Simons Small
Dorothy Snider
Ann Sobol
Irving Softer
Aaron Stele
Anne Stele
Rachel Stein
Mary Stem
Bari Stewart
Sylvia Stolow
Jack Stolowitz
Arthur Strent
Joan Tabor
Ben Ami Tamar
Bernard Tanenbaum
Leah Temor
Edith Thai
Joe Victor
Eleanor Victor
Sylvia Walker
Seymour Wasserman
Fran Waterman
Estelle Weinberger
Henry Weinberger
Ruth Weinlnger
Gladys Welnshank
Mayer Welnshank
Morris Welling
Annette Wendell
Aaron Wender
Larry White
Shirley Whits
Staoey Whlteman
Sylvia Wolf
Jack Wurtzel
Sybil Yermack
Jacob Yospln
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Manny Zeitlln
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PaS*L___The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, March 14, 1986

An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
Hagit Goldring
Camp Maccabee is
delighted to announce that
Hagit Goldring will be join-
ing us from Israel this sum-
mer. Hagit is 23 years old
and was born in Haifa. She
has served two years in the
Army and is presently stu-
dying Physical Education.
Hagit is a multi-talented
person who has taught gym-
nastics, coached teams, and
organized summer pro-
grams for Israeli children.
Hagit currently performs
with the Beth Nagler Dance
Troupe which has toured
Israel extensively.
Hagit will serve as a
specialist in Camp Mac-
cabee. She will teach Israeli
Culture and Dance. "We are
very lucky to have
somebody with her skills
and experience," says David
Sheriff, director of Camp
Maccabee. "She will help br-
ing Israel to our campers."
Anyone interested in
housing our Israeli Shlichah
for a two-week period,
please contact David at the
Levis JCC at 395-5546.
Stephanie Margolis and Stan-
Cohen of Schoolfinders, Inc., an
educational information service,
will present this informative
seminar on Tuesday. March 18.
The presentation is intended for
parents as part of choosing the ap-
propriate educational setting for
their children. The presenters will
help parents clarify what their
needs are and how to find schools
to meet those needs.
This lecture will take place at
the Levis JCC 336 N.W. Spanish
River Blvd. in Boca Raton. It will
begin at 7:30 p.m. and there is no
admission charge.
College Volleyball
The Levis JCC, in conjunction
with the Hillel/Jewish Student
Union, will be sponsoring monthly
Sunday Night College-Age
Volleyball games from 7 to 10
p.m. at the Center, 336 N.W.
Spanish River Blvd. Cost is free to
Hillel and Center Members; $2 for
Dates: March 23 and April 20.
For more information call Bari
at the Center, 395-5546 or Jenifer
at Hillel, 393-3510.
Family Picnic
Join other couples and families
on Sunday, March 23, for a picnic
and afternoon of fun. Bring a pic-
nic lunch and meet at Shelter No.
3. The Center will provide char-
coal if you wish to use the grill.
The park charges $6 per car to
enter the park unless you have a
sticker! We'll see you and your
family from noon until sunset. For
additional details, contact
Marianne Lesser at the Center.
Explore the new mix of families
in remarriage the needs, goals
and loyalties facing you and your
children. The focus of this seminar
is step-parenting.
Join Dena Feldman, Licensed
Clinical Social Worker, Tor an in-
formative evening seminar on
Wednesday, March 19. The loca-
tion is the Levis JCC at 336 N.W.
Spanish River Blvd. in Boca
Raton. The seminar will begin at
7:30 p.m. There is no cost to JCC
Members and a nominal charge of
$2 for Non-Members.
For information on ALL JCC programs please
call 395-5546. (unless otherwise specified)
On Wednesday, April 23 and
Thursday, April 24. at 6:30 p.m..
the Levis JCC will hold first and
second night Passover Seders.
Cost is $26 per person, per Seder.
Deadline for reservations is April
The Levis JCC is offering its Se-
cond Series of Computer Classes.
A Beginning Class will take
place on Mondays, from March
17-April 21. The class time is from
7-8:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 to
JCC Members and $45 to Non-
The advanced class will take
place on Tuesdays, from March
18-April 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. The
cost is the same as the beginner's
Both classes will be instructed
by Haya Ron and will take place at
the South County Jewish Com-
munity Day School, located on 414
N.W. 35th Street in Boca Raton.
Intermediate Ulpan Classes are
offered to those who have ac-
quired at least a 400 word
vocabulary in Hebrew. The focus
will be on everyday conversation,
past and future tense verbs and
dialogue situations relating to
travel in Israel.
On Tuesdays, from March
18-May 6, Marcia Ingber will in-
struct Ulpan from 9:30-11 a.m. on
Sundays, from March 23-May 11,
Tamar Ben Ami will be teaching
from 10-11:30 a.m. The cost for
each class is $16 for JCC Members
and $24 for Non-Members.
' Both classes will be offered at
Hillhaven Convalescent Center of
Delray Beach at 5436 Linton
Blvd. (just west of Delray
Hospital). For further informa-
tion, please contact Marianne
Lesser at 395-5546.
Mabel Pavlicek will teach an In-
termediate/Advanced Workshop
on Mondays, from April 7-May 12
from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost will
be $40 for JCC Members and $50
for Non-Members.
Mabel will also be teaching
Basic Review on Tuesdays, from
April 8-May 13 from 10 a.m.-noon,
and on Mondays, from April
7-May 12 from 8-10 p.m. The cost
for each course is $40 for JCC
Members and $50 for Non-
For further information
relating to Bridge clases, please
contact Marianne Lesser at the
The Levis JCC will be offering
ACBL sanctioned Duplicate
Bridge for experienced players
every Thrusday at 12:30 p.m. Cost
for Members is $1.75, Non-
Members $2. Free plays to win-
ners. Refreshments will be serv-
ed. For more information, call the
Also, supervised Bridge Play for
all levels on Wednesdays from 1-4
p.m. at the JCC. $2 Members,
$2.50 Non-Members.
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Fred Shotz, PhD, (Fellow in
Sex Therapy and Counseling and
Post Doctorate training with
Masters and Johnson) will speak
on, "You want me to do WHAT?
Sexual rights and sexual com-
munication between Singles."
Members: $2, Non-Members: $5.
Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Yaacov Sassi and his Israeli ex-
huberance will charm you while
you learn Israeli Dancing, at the
JCC. Members: $2, Non-
Members: $3.
Friday, March 21 Dinner 5:30
p.m. Shabbat Services 8:15
How about celebrating Shabbat
with us? We will meet for Dinner
at Le Coq Rouge Restaurant,
Boca Teeca Country Clubhouse,
5801 N.W. 2nd Avenue (corner of
Jeffery Street), Boca Raton.
$12.95 includes Tax and Tip, a
Full-course dinner and wine. We
will carpool to Temple Beth El,
West Palm Beach, in time for 8:15
p.m. Singles Shabbat Service.
Reservations for dinner required
by March 20. Call 395-5546.
Sunday. March 30, 9 a.m.-lO
p.m. You can count on a
"wonder full" day if you join us on
the Viking Princess for a carefree
Ocean Cruise. Shipboard games,
Sit-down Lunch and Dinner,
Evening Floorshow Revue, Steel
Drum Band. Casino, Dancing Day
and Night. Swimming Pool, etc.
etc. are all available for your en-
joyment. Your $81 check, made
payable to the JCC, before March
20, will reserve your place for a
day and night of luxurious
pleasure and perhaps, even
romance. We'll carpool from the
JCC at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Drop by and kibbitz with us at the
JCC. Let's just relax and enjoy
each others company and conver-
sation. Refreshments. Members:
No Cost. Non-Members: $2.
Call the Singles Activity
Hotline: 368-2949.
The Levis JCC will hold a Class
on Chinese Cooking starting
Tuesdays, March 25-April 29, 2-4
p.m. All recipes are tailored for
Kosher Cooking. Cost for
Members is $20, Non-Members:
$30. Deadline for registration is
March 18.
Develop your artistic talents.
The Levis JCC will hold a Beginn-
ing Painting Class starting
Tuesdays, March 25 through April
29, 1:30-3:30 D.m. Cost for
Members is $15, Non-Members:
$25. Deadline for registration is
March 18.
On Thursday, March 27, 7:30
p.m. the Levis JCC will hold a pro-
gram titled "Vacation with
Elderhostel." As an inexpensive
means to travel and study,
Elderhostel has gained rising
popularity with Seniors
everywhere. The evening will
feature an Elderhostel Slide
Show, Speakers, discussion and
dessert. Cost is $1.50 per person.
For more information, call the
Center 395-5546.
An Advanced Beginners
Spanish Class is offered for those
with basic Beginners Spanish that
are ready to work on conversa-
tional skills. Class will start Mon-
days, March 31 through May 12,
10-11:30 a.m. Cost for Members is
$10, Non-Members: $15. Deadline
for registration is March 24.
Conversation Club)
A Conversational Spanish Club
is available for those that want to
expand and improve their conver-
sational Spanish. The Club will
meet Mondays starting March 31
through May 29, 1-3 p.m. Cost for
Members: $10, Non-Members:
$15. Deadline for registration is
March 24.
The Levis JCC will hold a class
on Travel Awareness starting
Tuesdays, April 1-May 6, 1-3 p.m.
The course will cover how to max-
imize the benefits of travel...
whether by air, ship, automobile,
train, or bus. Cost for Members:
$12, Non-Members: $16. Deadline
for registration is March 25.
The Levis JCC will sponsor a
course titled "Entree to the Arts"
starting Tuesdays, April 1
through May 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Previous art training not
necessary, .only the desire to
create and have fun. Class will be
held through the JCC at West
Boca Community Center, 9400
Pondwood Road. Cost for
Members: $15, Non-Members:
$20. For more information, call
Adolph A Rose Levis
an Affvncy el Ih. South Caunly Jtwlth Fcdciallen
Wednesday, March 19
Levis J.C.C. Auditorium
Awards Presentation
Election of Officers and
Board Members
336 Spanish Rlvar Boulevard, N.W.
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(305) 395 5M8

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Reagan Administration Assaults
ocus On Country's Judicial System
NKW YORK Assaults by the
I Reagan Administration on con-
stitutional guarantees of church-
[i.itc separation and other in-
Idividual liberties are now being
[focused on the country's judicial
[system, Abraham S. Goldstein,
[sterling Professor of Law at Yale
[University, and Mark H. Gitens-
Itein, Minority Chief Counsel of
I the Senate Committee on the
Judiciary, told delegates atten-
ding the National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory Coun-
cil's deliberations last week at
New York's Waldorf-Astoria
Reviewing the controversy
|generated recently, when At-
[torney General Edwin Meese
I criticized justices of the U.S.
ISupreme Court for failing to in
terpret the Constitution according
to the original intention" of the
I Founding Fathers, and instead
imposing their own policy
preference |n cases involving
abortion, church-state separation
nil defendants' rights. Prof.
Goldstein asserted that the At-
tornej General, in proposing his
iboul "the jurisprudence
riginal intent.'' had created a
"NO ONE disagrees with Mr.
Meese when he Bays that the Con
stitution is the bask i.-xt from
' constitution] interpreta-
derivee." the Yafe legal
acholar observed. "But I agree
with Supreme Court Justice
William Brennan who. in answer-
ing the Attorney General's
criticism, rightly pointed out that
the debate is really over how to
read the text."
In actual practice, Goldstein ex-
plained, judges, and justices who
rule on constitutional cases con-
stantly grapple with the problem
of how to apply the Constitution's
words to contemporary situations
that did not exist in 1787. From
such attempts at elucidation and
emerge, and there is no ready for-
mula to answer these questions."
Indeed, Goldstein asserted, "if
one reads his speeches, one
realizes Mr. Meese recognizes
that constitutional interpretation
is not something that can be done
mechanically. The fact is that Mr.
Meese's theory about
jurisprudence of original inten-
tion' does not amount to much,
and even he is backing away from
"The Attorney General," Prof.
Goldstein continued, "doesn't
really want the courts to return to
interpreting the Constitution to
its 'original intentions.' What he
wants is for the courts to decide
cases according to his interpreta-
tion of the Constitution. And in
the Attorney General's inter-
pretation, the Constitution would
permit religion in the public
schools and capital punishment,
and prohibit abortion."
Senate Judiciary Committee's
Minority Chief Counsel, drew at-
tention in his presentation to the
Administration's attempts to
enact its social agenda by seeking
appointment of federal judges
who would rule in its favor when
related cases came before their
He warned against the danger
of any attempts to extract pledges
from judicial nominees as to how
they would vote on specific issues
once they were appointed. The
judiciary's role, he asserted, was
to check the Executive and
Legislative branches from infring-
ing upon each others' and in-
dividual citizens' rights.
Attorney General Meese
Any attempt to predetermine
how a constitutional case would be
decided would compromise the in-
dependence of the judiciary,
thereby striking a damaging blow
to the foundation upon which
America's democratic freedom
have 'lev.'loped, he warned.
Zahava Barashi, a recovering kidney
transplant patient (left) watches from her
Hadas8ah-Hebrew University Medical Center
hospital bed as her eldest son, Uzi, is married
to Carmela Joshua, while her husband.
Sa88on, helps hold up the canopy. Mrs.
Barashi, who suffered complications from her
illness, did not want to delay the wedding, and
doctors hoped that the pleasure of the event
would aid her convalescence.
Cairo Unrest
May Slow
Political sources express
concern that unrest in Cairo
will slow down the process
of normalization between
Egpt and Israel.
According to these sources,
President Hosni Mubarak, con-
fronted by rioting police con-
scripts and related problems, will
be unable to honor his com-
mitments to pursue the normaliza-
tion process. The process has been
proceeding in tandem with Israel-
Egyptian negotiations over ar-
bitration of the Taba border
BUT ONE of Israel's chief
negotiators, Avraham Tamir,
director general of the Prime
Minister's Office, said that the
riots would not affect relations
between the two countries.
He told Haaretz that the Israeli
negotiating team, which he heads
jointly with David Kimche, direc-
tor general of the Foreign
Ministry, would go to Cairo as
planned Monday for the latest
round of talks. The last round was
held at Herzliya a week ago.
Tamir said that once Mubarak
puts down the present unrest he
would have stronger control over
extremists in the opposition.
More than 2,000 police con-
scripts went on a rampage in
Cairo, wrecking four tourists
hotels and engaging in gun battles
with military units. They were
enflamed by rumors which the
government says are false that
their three-year required tour of
duty would be extended by
another year.
Ambassador in Cairo, told the
Israeli media that all Israeli
diplomats in the capital and their
families are safe. He said Egyp
tian security forces are in control
of the situation and spirits have
already calmed down.
The Egyptian authorities have
reinformced security guards
around all foreign legations, in-
cluding the Isreli Embassy and
ambassadorial residences.
Breakfast and Pool Party
SUNDAY, APRIL 20 Watch for Details (
Adolph & Rose Levis
an Agency ol Ihe Soulh County Jewlth Federation
Minimally Learning Disabled Children
Begins Sunday. March 23
12-17 years 12 noon-1i30pm
6-12 years 1i30-3i30pm
Club meete through Jane 8
$60-per child
Group Leader: JUDY
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Local Club&
Organization News
Brandeia Women Delray
Chapter will hold their annual
Progressive Dinner, Saturday,
March 22. Cocktails at 6 p.m., din-
ner at 7 p.m. followed by Viennese
table and live music. Donation
$17.50 per person. Call Shirley
Fentin 499-5141 or Ruth David-
son 498-2952 for reservations.
Brandeia Women Boca
Chapter will hold their 10th an-
niversary luncheon, Wednesday,
April 2 at Boca Point Country
Club. Founders will be honored
and entertainment will be provid-
ed by "The String Fest Quartet."
Contribution $25. For information
call Grace Leader 392-6003.
Brandeia Women Trails
Chapter are planning a major
book sale in the near future. All
donations of paperback and hard-
cover books would be gratefully
appreciated, for further informa-
tion, call Mildred Horowitz
Brandeia Women Century
Village Boca Chapter will hold
their installation luncheon at St.
Andrews Country Club, Tuesday,
April 8. Entertainment will be
provided. Donation $18. Please
call Eleanore 482-9704 or Rose
483-5838 for reservations.
Hadaaaaah Associates of
South County will hold their next
meeting, Monday, March 17, 9:15
a.m. at the Sunrise Bank, Military
Trail and Boynton Beach Road.
Coffee will be served. For further
information call Jack 499-1740 or
Herb 499-1546. The Associates
are planning a luncheon to honor
Past President Jack Braver, Tues-
day, April 1 at Park Place Hotel,
Boca. Donation $20 per person.
B'nai Mitzvah
Brian Friedman
On Saturday. March 15, Brian
Friedman, son of Myrna and Alan
Friedman, will be called to the
Torah at Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
Brian is a seventh Grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle School,
and attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the aimcha
are his sister, Alison; and grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Moskowitz of N. Miami Beach and
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Friedman of
Sunrise. Mr.and Mrs. Friedman
will host a Kiddush in Brian's
honor following Shabbat Morning
On Saturday, March 15, David
Heller, son of Marilyn and Dr.
Jules Heller, will be called to the
Torah at Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
An an ongoing Temple project
he will be "Twinning" with Alex-
ander Klesman of the Soviet
David is an eighth Grade stu-
dent at St. Andrews School and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the simcha
are his sister, Lisa and grand-
parents, Bertha Ginsberg of
Swampscott, Mass. and Gertrude
Heller of Tamarac. Dr. and Mrs.
Heller will host a Kiddush in
David's honor following Havdalah
On Friday evening, March 7,
Teri Janus, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Janus, became a "Bat
Yisrael" at Congregation B'nai
Israel of Boca Raton.
David Heller
Teri led the congregation in a
creative worship service that she
compiled, and also addressed the
congregation on "What It Means
to be Jewish."
Bar/Bat Yisrael is a program of
Congregation B'nai Israel for
students of Confirmation age, in-
dicating a commitment to Judaism
beyond Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The pro-
gram is designed so that the stu-
dent, through a program of study,
service and observance continues
his/her commitment to Hving a
Jewish life with an understanding
of the Jewish tradition as past of
the Jewish community.
Different Drum
The Saudi Arabian newspaper
Al-Jazirak (Feb. 13) said that the
"true reason" for the anti-Soviet
dissent of people spotlighted "by
Western propaganda, such as
Sakharov and Scharansky ... is
because they are Zionist Jews who
believe in the idea of a Jewish
state in the land of Israel, which is
the occupied Arab Palestine."
(Sakharov is not Jewish.) The "on-
ly aim" of Soviet dissidents
demanding emigration to Israel is
to support "Zionist strategy."
According to the broadcast, the
paper stressed that "the Zionist
Jewish dissidents who arrive in
Israel from the USSR represent
the most dangerous foreign aid
for maintaining Israel on the Arab
land of Palestine and for achiev-
ing the expansionist greed cf the
Zionist Jews."
For information call Herb
Kurlander 499-1546.
Hadaaaah Ben Gurion will hold
their next meeting, Thursday,
March 20, 12:30 p.m. at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. Enjoy the skit "When
Mama Came to America."
Refreshments will be served. To
participate in the HMO luncheon
at Boca Pointe, Wednesday,
March 26, at noon, call for tickets
499-2317 or 483-2466. $18 in-
cludes lunch plus donation to
Hadassah Medical Organization.
Women's American ORT
Delray Chapter will take a four
day holiday at the Lido Spa,
March 27-30. $150 double oc-
cupancy or $175 single includes
bus trip, three meals daily, three
massages, nightly entertainment,
etc. For reservations call
499-7674, 499-1953 or 498-0860.
Women's American ORT Boca
Glades Chapter will hold their
next meeting, Monday, March 17,
at noon at the Patch Reef Park
Community Center, 2000 NW
51st St., Boca Raton. Dr. Leo
Shatin, PhD, FAPA, will speak on
loneliness and friendships. Ques-
tions and answers will follow,
along with audience participation,
sharing problems, friendships,
etc. Refreshments will be served.
For further information call
483-4140. Wednesday, March 19,
Boca Glades Chapter will hold a
theatre party at Royal Palm Din-
ner Theatre. The featured presen-
tation is "Brigadoon." For reser-
vations call 487-5787.
Women's American ORT
North Pines Chapter will hold
their next meeting Monday.
March 17. 12:30 p.m. at the Adult
Recreation Center 801 NE 1st
St.. Ik'iray. Their guest will be
humorist and Jewish storyteller
I >s< ar Goldstein. For information
call 278-2892.
Women's American ORT All
Points Chapter will take a boat
ride on the Patriot from Boynton
Beach to Deerfield, for lunch at
Pal's Captain's Table, Sunday,
April 13, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The
cost, $22.50 per person. For reser-
vations and information call Mona
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
B'nai Torah Congregation
Women's League will hold a
Judaica Art Show and Sale, Sun-
day, March 30, 7:30 p.m. at the
synagogue, 1401 NW 4th Ave.,
Delray. The public is invited.
Temple Anshei Shalom, Oriole
Jewish Center will hold their next
meeting, Monday, March 17, 9:30
am. in the Temple, 7099 W. Atlan-
tic Ave., Delray. The Huntington
Lakes Drama Workshop under
the leadership of Sylvia Feinberg,
will entertain with playlets. For
more information, call 499,3282.
Anshei Emuna Sisterhood now
have tickets available for two
Seders, April 23 and 24, at the
synagogue, 16189 Carter Rd.,
Delray at 7 p.m. on April 23 and
7:30 p.m. on April 24. The cost to
members is $25 each and on-
members $27.50. Call Nora Kalish
for reservations, 499-9229 or
Temple Sinai's Sabbath eve
service, Friday, March 14, 8:15
p.m. will involve a formal welcome
to new members of the congrega-
tion. Mrs. Lenore Isaacson is in
charge of arrangements. The last
of the "Young Artists Concert
Series" will be held Saturday,
March 15, 8 p.m. at the Temple,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray.
Soprano Dawn Upshaw will be
featured. For ticket information
call 276-6161.
Shabbat, 4 Adar II, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Pekudey
Candlellghting 6:09
Sabbeth Ende 7:18 p.m.
Women's American ORT Boca
Century Chapter will see "Sugar
Babies" at the Sunrise Theatre,
Thursday, March 20. Donation of
$35 includes bus. Call Florence
487-3920 for reservations and
Women's for League Israel Mite
van Chapter will hold their next
meeting, Monday, March 17, 10
a.m. in the administration
building, of Century Village West.
Their guest will be Manny Karp
and his repertory theatre group.
A boutique will be open and
refreshments will be served. If
anyone is interest in seeing
"Steve and Eydie" or "I'm Get-
ting my Act Together" with Nan-
cy Dessault, please call 483-3645
or 483-4371 for information.
Zionist Organisation of
America, Irving Seid Zionist
District of Delray will hold their
next meeting, Tuesday, March 18,
1:30 p.m. at Temple Anshei
Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. American Military Or-
dinance Consultant, Arthur
Pillersdorf will speak on
"American View of Mid-East
Wars." Refreshments will be
served and guests are welcome.
For more information eall
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv. call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis I.. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:4.r> a.m. and 5 p.m. Sal>
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Levis JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.. Boca Raton; Friday-
evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershman.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat.. 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161.

Friday, March 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 19
Jewish Project To Help Victims
For the past 10 years, the Jewish War Veterans, Delray
Post 266 has traveled once each month to the Miami
Veterans Hospital "to bring a bit of sunshine" to their
former comrades. Twenty to 25 men turn out monthly to
play games, celebrate birthday parties and provide lunch.
Post members Jacob Gehringer (left), and Murray
HymowUz (center), are seen above at the hospital.
U.S. Backs Israel At ICAO;
Arabs Hope for Condemnation Move
backed by the United States,
defended itself at a meeting of the
International Civil Aviation
Organization's (ICAO) Governing
Council here against a move by
Syria and Libya to have the
33-member body condemn the
Israel Air Force interception of a
private Libyan plane which Israel
had reason to believe was carry-
ing Palestinian terrorist leaders.
Israel, at the same time, charged
Libya with threatening Israeli
civilian aircraft.
The interception occurred on
Feb. 4 when a Libyan Grumman
Gulfstream executive jet enroute
from Benghazi, Libya to
Damascus, was forced to land at
an Israeli Air Force base for an
identity check of its nine
Morril P 82, or Kix-a Raton, was originally
fnim Poland. He is survived by his wife Ida
Joaaph ( al Chapaf)
Gerome, 70, "f Boca Raton, was originally
New York Hi is survived by his wife
Kenneth laughtar siu-rrv. sister
bi ther Sidney and five grand
''iii'lerman-Warheit Memorial
7:{. of Boca Raton, was originally
tii ul Ha i> survived by his wife
Pneda; -pus David and Joseph; daughters
Landau and Anida Wartenbe;
brother* Merrill. Walter and Archie; sister
Kuth Kat? and eight grandchildren. (Beth
Nrael Kulun Memonal Chapel)
Blanche. 93. of Crowwinds. Delray Beach,
a "nginally from Israel. She is survived
Of her son PhUip; daughter Muriel Marks;
tar Ann Margoliei and two grand
children. (Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial
Esther, 70, of Boca Raton, was originally
from Pennsylvania. She is survived by her
on Jacob. (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
Raymond, 70, of Villages of Oriolaa, Delray
Beach, was originally from New York. He ii
wrvived by his wife Sylvia; son Lawrence;
oauRhter Jeannie Jackson and brother Eli.
(Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel)
(to*. 74, of Boca Raton, waa originally from
**w York. She is survived by her daughters
Lone Oallo and Linda; brother Albert and
June grandchildren. (Gutterman-Warheit
Memorial Chapel)
Bertha. 74, of Kings Point. Delray Beach.
was originally from New York. She is sur-
vive,! by her husband Jack; aon Donald;
sinter Anita Grodin and two grandchildren.
(Beth Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel)
Morton. 69, of Boca Raton, waa originally
irom \ irpnu He is survived by his aon
ayne (Gutterman Warheit Memonal
1 hajH-li
'rt-ri M, ,lf Hl({tl ,,()lnt Wegt Mm
waa originallv from New York. He b
his wife Mildred; sons Alan. Jef
"p- msum Blanche and one grandchild.
,Hh Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel)
passengers and three crew
The passengers turned out to be
Syrian political figures returning
from a meeting in Tripoli, Libya,
and the plane was released after
4Vi hours to complete its flight.
ICAO Governing Council meeting
focused on whether the Libyan
aircraft was on State or civilian
business when it was intercepted
over the Mediterranean. Israel
contends it was on official
business and therefore was not
covered by the 1944 Chicago Con-
vention on international law
governing civil aviation.
The U.S. was the only country
to defend the Israeli action. The
American delegate, Edmund
Stohr, maintained the intercep-
tion was justified in light of
Libya's reputation as a refuge for
"resistance fighters." He stated
that "as a general principle, the
U.S. opposes the interception of
civilian aircraft but concern for
aviation security does not mean
terrorists have a sanctuary in
The Soviet delegate, Valery Sin-
jushkin, denounced the intercep-
tion as "piratical" and "state ter-
rorism." Condemnations in a
similar vein were voiced by the
delegates from Algeria, Pakistan.
Senegal, Indonesia,
Czechoslovakia, Lebanon, China,
Iraq and Egypt.
LAST OCTOBER, an Egyptian
commercial aircraft carrying
Palestinian terrorists believed
responsible for the hijacking of
the Italian cruise ship Achille
Lauro and the murder of one of its
passengers, Leon Klinghoffer, an
elderly American Jew, was forced
by U.S. fighter planes to land on
an airbase in Sicily.
The Israeli delegation, headed
by Jacob Aviad, Israel's Consul
General in Montreal and its per-
manent representative to the
ICAO, asked the President of the
Governing Council, Dr. Assad
Kotaite of Lebanon, to circulate to
all ICAO member states a letter
signed by Israel's Minister of
Transportation, Haim Corfu.
The letter cites numerous
threats by the Libyan government
and by Libya's ruler, Col. Muam-
mar Khadafy, to attack Israeli
civilian planes flying over the
Mediterranean and force them to
land in Libya in order "to discover
Israeli terrorists against Libya.
THE LETTER states that
"such threats constitute a grave
and permanent danger to the
security of passengers and repre-
sent a flagrant violation of the
Chicago Convention."
A National Jewish AIDS
Project has been established
here to generate, mobilize
and coordinate efforts in the
community to respond to
the needs of victims of the
fatal disease and their
The project was launched at a
meeting at the Reconstructionist
Foundation which brought
together key figures from Jewish
religious organizations and
welfare agencies with gay ac-
tivists. The impetus for the
meeting and the project came
from Foundation executive direc-
tor Rabbi David Teutsch.
Describing AIDS (Acquired Im-
mune Deficiency Syndrome) as
"the most rapidly developing
health crisis in American society
since World War II," Teutsch
pointed out that the number of
people affected by it goes beyond
the gay Jewish population and
their families, and "is much vaster
than people realize." People who
have had blood transfusions
longer than six months ago are at
risk, he said.
THE PROJECT will provide
education and information to the
Jewish community about AIDS
and how to help its victims,
galvanize the "pooling of
resources" on their behalf, and
function as a clearing-house for
the victims themselves as to
whom to turn to in the community
for pastoral counseling, family
and home care services and legal
A top priority, Teutsch told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, will
be to educate rabbis, rabbinical
students, chaplains, and Jewish
communal service professionals
on AIDS and how to work with
the victims and their families.
"Members of synagogues are
afraid to tell their own rabbis their
children are dying in another ci-
ty," he said. Educating rabbis,
Teutsch believes, is crucial, not
only because they do pastoral
counseling but also because
through their sermons and in-
fluence "they can open up the
issue in the community."
It is not only rabbis who need
sensitizing on the issue, Teutsch
continued. It is also funeral direc-
tors, who need to treat AIDS vic-
tims in the same manner as other
deceased persons; doctors and
dentists; and synagogue groups
doing "bikur cholim" (visiting the
sick). All of these need informa-
tion to be able to "overcome their
fears" of contact with AIDS vic-
tims and their families, he said.
A SECOND major goal -
mobilizing, developing and coor-
dinating home care resources for
AIDS victims derives from the
fact that they are "best cared for
at home," he said. Provisions need
to be made for their meals, in-
cluding kosher food for those who
need it, and occasional transporta-
tion. Various Jewish agencies and
bikur cholim groups could provide
them with such services.
A third aim is to involve various
Jewish civil rights organizations
in "advocacy" on behalf of AIDS
patients. This includes legal work
for AIDS victims who are fired or
evicted, and legislative lobbying
for government fundings of
hospice programs and other non-
hospital services.
The director of the project will
be Daniel Najjar, a Board member
of Bet Mishpacha, the 20-year-old
gay and lesbian synagogue in
Washington, D.C., who organized
the New York meeting. Najjar
told the JTA that Jewish AIDS
victims feel "they can't turn to
the community for help even when
they are dying. They have a
desperate need to link up" with
the Jewish community, he said.
Najjar estimated that at least
300 to 500 Jews have been
diagnosed as AIDS victims since
1979. This estimate is based on
taking 2.2 percent (the Jewish
percentage in the population) of
the Center for Disease Control
(CDC) figure of 17,361 reported
diagnosed cases. Of these 48 per-
cent about 163 Jews are still
HOWEVER, he noted, CDC
stated that 15,000 to 20,000 new
cases will be reported diagnosed
by the end of 1986 bringing the
estimated number of additional
Jewish victims to 440.
Najjar pointed out that
"thousands of Jews may also be
assumed to be carriers of AIDS
sirce the federal government has
estimated that up to one million
persons are possibly HTLV-III
positive (having the virus that
causes the disease). These persons
may become ill at some later time
in their lives, even if they do not
develop full-blown AIDS symp-
toms within the near future."
Synagogues in Los Angeles,
San Francisco and New York
"have lost members to AIDS, and
most major cities' Jewish com-
munities currently have members
who are sick and dying," Najjar
said. "Those areas of the country
which have been hardest hit by the
disease are also the largest areas
of Jewish population New
York, California and Florida."
RABBI YOEL KAHN, spiritual
leader of Shaar Zahav in San
Francisco, said that he is being
referred one AIDS case per week.
Everyone in his congregation, he
said, "has lost a close friend. Most
lost several. Older members ...
have stopped counting after 20."
The Jewish organizations whose
key figures are involved with the
Project include the (Reform)
nion of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, the (Conservative)
Rabbinical Assembly, the Associa-
tion of Jewish Family and
Children's Agencies, the Council
of Jewish Federations, the
Federation of Reconstructionist
Congregations and Havurot, and
the World Congress of Gay and
Lesbian Jewish Organizations.
Najjar said the project has
already had some initial pledges of
funds and that it will be seeking
additional seed money to get it
underway. The National Jewish
AIDS Project will initially operate
out of offices 2025 I St., NW,
Washington, D.C. 2006.
"AIDS victims feel a sense of
abandonment, which augments
and intensifies their tragedy,"
Teutsch told the JTA. The com-
munity can and must deal with
this sense of abandonment by
"reaching out" to them, and
showing them that "the vast ma-
jority of Jews are deeply
Israelis in Cairo Reported Safe
Following Rampage by Police
Israelis presently in Cairo are
reported to be safe and in no im-
mediate danger despite the
tenuous situation in the Egyptian
capital, where hundreds of
paramilitary police went on a
More than 2,000 paramilitary
police had rampaged last week
through four hotels near the
Pyramids and fought gun battles
with military units called in to
quell the disturbance. The
paramilitary officers were ap-
parently enraged over a rumored
extension of their tour of duty.
Since last October's massacre of
Israeli tourists by an enraged
Egyptian soldier at Ras Burka in
the Sinai, the number of Israelis
visiting Egypt has declined con-
siderably. Their number was
estimated at several dozen.
Prof. Gary Warburg, head of
the Israeli Academic Center in
Cairo, said in a telephone inter-
view with Voice of Israel Radio
that all Israelis there were well.
He said that everything seemed
"usual," including the area near
the Embassy. However, later in
the day he said loud speakers
mounted on cars announced the
beginning of the curfew. He said
he then witnessed thousands of
persons rushing home on foot and
in vehicles.
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Kohl Says Anti-Semitism Can Return to Germany
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has
acknowledged the danger
that anti-Semitism could
recur in Germany, but his
ruling Christian Democratic I
Union (CDU) appears!
unanimously opposed to a
debate on the subject being
urged by coalition as well as
opposition members of
Kohl told the Bundestag last
Thursday that everybody is aware
of the danger of recurrent anti-
Semitism though he warned
against generalization. His con-
cern, he said, was over isolated in-
cidents, not an anti-Semitic wave.
The Chancellor also reaffirmed
that reconciliation and solidarity i
with Jewish fellow-citizens and
close relations with Israel will re-
main principles of West Ger-
many's policy.
BUT THE isolated incidents
which trouble Kohl have led to
calls for an urgent debate.
Hildegard Hamm-Bruecher of the
Free Democratic Party (FDP), a
coalition partner, was the first to
raise the subject. She said that
while there is no upsurge of anti-
Semitism, there are alarming
tendencies in that direction. She
referred to recent remarks by
respectable political figures which
outraged Jews and non-Jews.
Hitherto, only neo-Nazis are on
record for making such remarks,
she noted.
The FDP member was referring
to the statement last month by
Hermann Fellner, a ranking
member of the (Bavarian) Chris-
tian Social Union (CSU)
Bundestag faction, that Jews who
seek reparations from German
firms that used them as slave
laborers during World War II
create the impression that "Jews
are quick to show up when money
jingles in German cash boxes."
That remark was followed by
the disclosure that Mayor
Wilederich von Mierbach of
Korschenbroich in North Rhine-
Westphalia, a CDU member, told
his town council's budget commit-
tee last December that "a few rich
Jews should be slain" in order to
balance the budget.
strong impact on many Bundestag
members. Bundestag Vice Presi-
dent Annemarie Renger of the op-
position Social Democratic Party
(SPD) observed Thursday that
Germany's relations with Jews
and with Israel are a barometer of
democracy in this country. A
representative of the opposition
Green Party warned that anti-
Semitism is still alive in Germany
and was to some extent the conse-
quence of trying to suppress and
cover up the Nazi era.
Werner Nachmann, chairman of
West Germany's Jewish com-
munity, said last week that he will
seek meetings with ranking
representatives of all major par-
ties to discuss the issue.
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