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w^ The Jewish ^^ y
of South County
Volume 8 Number 24
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 11,1986
Price 35 Cents
Jewish Yearbook Stories 2
Rights of Jewish
Refugees... psge 4
HSI Gets Award... page 6
Reform Leader Blasts 'Polarization' in Chaplaincy
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk,
president of the Hebrew
Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion, the
Reform institution, charged
here that the Orthodox Rab-
Israel Must Go To War
Against Terrorism
"Israel must be willing to go
to war against countries
which aid terrorism there
is no other way to eradicate
it," Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin said here Sun-
day night. He spoke at a
symposium on the war
against terrorism at Tel
Aviv University's Jaffe
Center for Strategic
The symposium marked the
10th anniversary of Israel's
rescue of hijacked airliner
hostages at Entebbe airport in
Uganda. According to Rabin, had
a bomb intended for an El Al
airliner not detonated premature-
ly at Madrid's Barajas Interna-
tional Airport last Thursday but
exploded in the air, Israel would
have had to consider going to war
against Syria.
"IF, G-D forbid a hundred
times over, an El Al airliner is
blown up and we discover finger-
prints leading to another country,
Israel will face a moral dilemma of
the highest order do we go to
war? We have to be prepared for
these kinds of questions," Rabin
He has charged that the person
who brought die bomb to Madrid
airport traveled to Spain on a
Syrian passport, indicating that
the Syrian authorities knew who
he was and possibly knew his
Defense Minister Rabin
Rabin charged further that
weapons used in last year's ter-
rorist attack at Leonardo Da Vinci
Airport in Rome had been sent in
the diplomatic pouches of an Arab
country. He acknowledged that
there is better cooperation with
other countries toward preven-
ting terrorist acts. But "We are at
the beginning of the beginning
regarding cooperation in the in-
ternational sphere against ter-
rorism," he said.
American air strike against Libya
two months ago but noted the un-
willingness of other NATO coun-
tries to assist the U.S. He said it
was too early to judge the results
of the American action. "The
American attack was a precedent,
but I don't know if there will be
any follow-up," he said.
El Al Security Guard Seen
As Hero of Madrid Bombing
TEL AVIV (JTA) An alert El Al security guard
saved many lives and averted tragedy when a bomb explod-
ed at the El Al counter at Barajas International Airport in
Madrid last Thursday (June 26) afternoon, according to an
Israel Radio report.
The report said the guard, who was slightly
wounded, was examining a handbag carried by the last
passenger in line waiting to board an El Al flight to Tel
Aviv. He noticed smoke coming from the case and grabbed
a fire extinguisher. He shouted to people nearby to take
cover before a bomb in the handbag blew up, according to
the Israel Radio version of the incident.
A Spanish security agent was among the injured, but
no other Israelis were hurt, apart from the El AJ guard.
The injuries were caused by the collapse of the ceiling,
Israel Radio said. The Tel Aviv flight was delayed. El Al
has refused to give out further details.
binical Council of America
had opposed endorsement
by the JWB Chaplaincy
Commission of a rabbi to be
a Jewish chaplain in the
armed forces because the
rabbi is a woman.
The Rabbinical Council, at its
50th anniversary convention in
Baltimore, said it was withdraw-
ing from the Chaplaincy Commis-
sion, charging that the Central
Conference of American Rabbis
(CCAR), the association of
Reform rabbis, had committed "a
unilateral breach of procedures."
However, Chaplaincy Commission
officials said that the Commission
was continuing to function.
sion, representing the Orthodox,
Conservative and Reform rab-
binates, is responsible for en-
dorsement of rabbis to serve as
military chaplains. The CCAR en-
dorsed Rabbi Julie Schwartz, 26,
of Cincinnati, who will be the first
woman to serve as an active duty
Jewish chaplain to Jews in the
armed forces.
Gottschalk declared in his state-
ment that the fact that a woman
rabbi "chose to be commissioned
as a chaplain in the military is to
her and to the Reform move-
ment's credit." He said that the
Chaplaincy Commission "has in
the past approved the Jewish
Chaplaincy lists of all Jewish
Gottschalk added that the
Chaplaincy Commission "provid-
ed the anomalous situation where
the Reform members of the Com-
mission approved of Orthodox
chaplains and the Orthodox ap-
proved of the Reform chaplains.
In principle, mutual respect and
Continued on Page 16
Alfred Gottschalk
25 Special Teens Hear All About Israel Aboard Ship
Representing Israel At Salute to Liberty Festival
Swept into the Salute to
Liberty fanfare and celebra-
tion, a group of some 25
special teenagers set sail
last week around the Statue
of Liberty in New York Har-
bor on the Israel-owned
ship, Galaxy.
The sail, hosted by the Jewish
Community Relations Council of
New York and the Consulate
General of Israel, allowed youths
of all races and religions from the
Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School
in Westchester, a non-sectarian
treatment center for special
children, to hear a bit about Israel
while soaking in the sun and view
of Manhattan.
"We thought that it was impor-
tant to reach out to some special
children and to let them par-
ticipate in the Liberty Festival
while learning some history and
culture about Israel," said Lester
Pollack, president of the JCRC.
now living at the Hawthorne
residential facility, a division of
the Jewish Board of Family and
Children's Services, listened to
Chagai Shmueli, a teacher at
Israel of Hatzofim, the Israel
Scout Movement, compare the im-
migrant spirit in America with
that in Israel.
"People persecuted came to
America. similar things hap-
pened in Israel," Shmueli explain-
ed. "Jewish people looking for a
place of independence came to
This field trip was special for
many of the children, including
Ricky Vellutri, an 11-year-old
from Staten Island now living at
Hawthorne. "We don't usually go
on big trips," said Vellutri. "It
was nice to have a close-up view of
the statue. It's a symbol of
freedom in America."
Seeing the statue trig}' similar reaction in Ari Shalht, 14,
who is an Israeli in the senior unit
of Hawthrone. "It brings out a
patriotic spirit in me," said
Shallit. "But how I feel about
Israel you can't compare. I feel
much more patriotic toward
Israel." According to Shmueli, by
Israel participating in America's
Salute to Liberty, the Jewish
State is saying, "we are here with
her. We are identifying with
docked at Pier 15 at the South
Street Seaport, flew the national
Israeli flag in Operation Sail and
was in the twelfth position in the
Salute to Liberty Parade up the
Hudson River.
Originally a Portuguese fishing
boat, the Galaxy was refurbished
five years ago. The 125 feet of lux-
urious African hardwood includes
a main salon and lounge, library,
cocktail bar, five staterooms and
expansive deck space.
While the Galaxy's home port is
in Eilat, on the Red Sea, Capt. Uri
Paron and crew left Haifa 2Vi
years ago and have been sailing
since. After crossing the Atlantic,
which according to the Galaxy's
first mate, Adrian Fieldhouse,
took 18 days, they docked at Nor-
folk, Baltimore and then New
Both the JCRC, the Consulate
General of Israel and Israel's Per-
manent Mission to the United Na-
tions hosted a number of
diplomatic, educational and social
events aboard the Galaxy. The
ship traveled to several New
England ports after the weekend
of festivities and will return here
in late August, said Fieldhouse.
Also commemorating the Liberty
Weekend, the National Park Ser-
vice hosted a display of historical
documents significant to Jewish
people throughout the world, in-
cluding the official facsimile of the
Israeli Declaration of In-
dependence, Megilat Ha'atemaut.
The Declaration, produced in
1958 to celebrate Israel's 10th an-
niversary, was exhibited at the
Federal Hall National Memorial
here through Wednesday, along
with the silver container for the
original Declaration, and the 1948
letter from President Truman
recognizing the State of Israel.
Continued on Page 4
Shamir Asks Mitterrand To
Intervene For Refusenik
PARIS (JTA) Israeli Depu-
ty Premier Yitzhak Shamir asked
President Francois Mitterrand
last week to intervene on behalf of
the thousands of Soviet Jews who
are trying to leave Russia for
Mitterrand will pay an official
visit to Moscow this month to con-
fer with Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev. Sources close the Mit-
terrand said he would raise a
number of humanitarian ques-
tions, especially those of
refuseniks separated from their
families because they have been
denied exit visas.
Shamir asked Mitterrand to br-
ing up several specific cases which
he described as particularly poig-
nant. He gave the President a list
of names of people who have been
waiting, some of them for years,
for the right to leave for Israel.
Shamir met with Premier Jac-
ques Chirac last week and in-
augurated the Israel-European
Economic Community Chamber
of Commerce. He cut his visit to
France short by one day and flew
back to Israel to attend an Inner
Cabinet meeting on the proposed
investigation of the hea of
Israel's internal secu'

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 11, 1986
Florida Loses First Place
In Jewish Population Gains
NEW YORK Florida, which
in 1984 registered the largest gain
in Jewish population among the
Sunbelt states, yielded first place
in that category to Arizona in
1985, according to statistics
released in the American Jewish
Year Book, just published by the
American Jewish Committee.
Florida had gained nearly
80,000 Jews, but last year the in-
crease fell to 11,500. Arizona,
which the year before had added
4,000 Jews, noted an increase of
15,000 last year.
The Jewish population in the
United States in 1985 was
estimated to be 5.835 million, ap-
proximately the same as reported
for 1984.
In a foreword to the survey,
Jewish Population in the United
States, Alvin Chenkin, the Council
of Jewish Federations research
consultant, who prepared the
report, provides the following
comment on the 1985 figures:
"Based on recent studies, three
communities reported significant
changes from their 1984
estimates. Atlanta and Phoenix
showed increases: Atlanta from
33,500 to 50,000; Phoenix from
35,000 to 50,000. Philadelphia
lowered its estimate from 295,000
to 240,000. These changes, which
are reflected in the state and
regional totals, and part of the
continuing trend toward
geographical redistribution that
has been added over the past
decade. The Jewish population in
the Northeast is decreasing as a
proportion of the total Jewish
population, while the South's and
the West's proportions are
Despite the slowing of its rate of
percentage of g~n in Jewish
population, Florida's total of
570,320 Jews by far exceeded
Arizona's 68,285, enabling
Florida to retain its standing as
the third-largest percentage con-
centration of Jews (5.2 percent) in
the nation, led only by New York,
1,915,145 (10.8 percent), and New
Jersey, 430,570 (5.7 percent).
California was the second most
populous Jewish state in the U.S.,
with 793,065. Other states with
large Jewish populations were
Pennsylvania, 353,045; Illinois,
252,710; Massachusetts, 249,370;
Maryland, 199,415; Ohio, 138,935;
and Connecticut, 105,400.
L.A.New Jewish America
NEW YORK If New York
symbolizes continuity with the
Jewish past, Los Angeles
represents the emergence of a
new Jewish America in the
Sunbelt, particularly in the West.
So states Bruce A. Phillips in an
article in the 1986 American
Jewish Year Book just published
by the American Jewish
"The second Jewish America is
distinctive in that it has no signifi-
cant roots, its cultural heritage is
more Wild West, and its members
have few cultural points in com-
mon," Philips writes, in the article
entitled Los Angeles Jewry: A
Democratic Portrait.
Yet, he adds that Los Angeles
has a Jewish community with
identifiable Jewish
neighborhoods, an impressive
range of institutions, and a
dynamic cultural life.
Phillips also makes the point
that the city is quite unlike New
York, since New York is concen-
trated and urban, while Los
Angeles is spread over hundreds
of square miles.
"As a Jewish center, too,"
Phillips declares, "Los Angeles
differs from New York. New York
has the lower East Side as a visi-
ble link to the Jewish immigrant
past; Los Angeles is a continent
away from such links."
Moreover, he adds, in New York
"Jewish is a conspicuous ethnic
identity; in Los Angeles it is easy
for Jews to get lost."
Between 1940 and 1950, accor-
ding to the article, more than
168.000 Jews came to Los
Angeles more Jews than in any
decade before or after, and more
Jews than lived in Detroit,
Boston, Cleveland or Baltimore in
Many of these, it states, were
servicemen whoJiad been station-
ed in California or had passed
through, en route to the Pacific
"liked what they saw, and decided
to make it their home."
As a result of this migration, the
size of the Jewish community
tripled in the space of a few years
and by 1955 Los Angeles had
become the second largest Jewish
community in the United States.
The Los Angeles study contains
voluminous details of every aspect
of Jewish life in the city. It also
contains a number of useful
tables. One of these illustrates the
following point:
"Since Los Angeles is not the
retirement city that Miami is,
migrants have tended to be
younger rather than older. Fur-
ther, since half of all Jewish
household heads have come to'Los
Angeles only since 1959, they
have not resided there long
enough to become elderly."
He concludes that there is a
growing Jewish community in the
West, with Los Angeles its
acknowledged capital. This fact,
he says, has been recognized by
the three main religious groups in
Jewish life, which have establish-
ed branches of their schools of
higher learning in Los Angeles.
In a related article in the same
Year Book issue, entitled Califor-
nia Jews: Data from the Field
Polls, Alan M. Fisher and Curtis
K. Tanaka assert that "California
is a trendsetter, a place where
change starts and then spreads."
While this has been less true in
Jewish life, they add, where New
York City is still the pivot, "The
signs of change are there: New
York City is losing population,
while California is gaining; New
York City Jews are becoming
older and many of them poorer,
while California Jews, on the
whole, are maintaining their
relative youthfulness and becom-
ing wealthier."
Fisher and Tanaka point out
that "the bulk of the California
Jewish population lives in
southern California, primarily in
metropolitan Los Angeles." With
just over half a million Jews, they
say, Los Angeles is the second-
largest Jewish community both in
the United States and the world,
that "it is home to the second
largest Jewish population outside
of Israel, and one of the largest
Russian-Jewish communities out-
side the Soviet Union."
The Field Polls, on which their
article is based, Fisher and
Tanaka state, "provides a rich
source of data on California
Jews." Moreover, they say, since
it allows for religious identifica-
tion, it is possible to compare Jews
with non-Jewish Californians.
The article contains a number of
tables indicating education levels
of California Jews, their
household size and income, their
ages, geographical distribution,
occupation, marital status,
number of children and childrens'
The cost of the Year Book is
$25.95. It is available from the
Publication Service of the AJC.
Democratic Leader Warns
Against Extremism
Democratic National Com-
mittee chairman Paul Kirk
warned here that "political
extremism of any form must
never be ignored or taken
for granted" as he address-
ed a meeting of Jewish
leaders about what he
described as the deceptive
political extremism of Lyn-
don LaRouche.
At the meeting, sponsored by
the Jewish Community Relations
Council of New York, Kirk
asserted that "LaRouchites are
participating in American politics
under clouds of fraud and false
He challenged "LaRouchites' "
practices in raising funds, in
recruiting candidates, in qualify-
ing for a place on ballots, in calling
themselves a U.S. Labor Party, in
gaining political access at home
and abroad, and in calling
themselves National Democrats.
KIRK REFERRED to the re-
cent Illinois primary results in
which two LaRouche candidates,
Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart,
won races for Lieutenant Gover-
nor and Secretary of State,
respectively, allowing them to run
as candidates on the Democratic
ticket with gubernatorial nominee
Adlai Stevenson.
"No one can undo history, but
the Democratic Party must not
permit that kind of history to
repeat itself," said Kirk.
The Democratic National Com-
mittee chairman charged that
LaRouche supporters "specialize
in hatemongering and hysteria
through bilking the innocent and
elderly and blaming the world's
problems on LaRouche's con-
spiratorial villains."
Since the Illinois primary, the
Democratic Party has stepped-up
efforts to inform the public before
each election about LaRouche
candidates. "We have monitored
filings in every state in which
LaRouche candidates have sought
the Democratic nominations. We
have fielded candidates even in
districts where Democrats have
done poorly not to debate them
and give them political legitimacy
but to tell the voters of their
political lunacy," Kirk stated.
THE COUNTER strategy of
the Democratic Party to fend off
the "LaRouchites" has been suc-
cessful since the Illinois primary,
according to Kirk.

HIAS Seeks Immigrants Who
Entered Through Ellis Island
NEW YORK, N.Y. In an effort to develop an archive of a
most significant period in American Jewish history, HIAS the
Herbew Immigrant Aid Society is looking for people who im-
migrated through Ellis Island. The 106-year-old agency is in-
terested in developing a collection of photographs and written
material letters, diaries, memoirs, general memorabilia
relating to the immigrants' experience of his or her passage
through Ellis Island.
Documents and photographs will be used for HIAS publicity
and exhibits, telling the story of Ellis Island in the words of those
who were there. Material will also be shared with the news media
for their possible use in connection with the scheduled reopening
of the Great Hall on Ellis Island as a museum in 1988. the Centen-
nial celebrations will take place in 1992.
From 1904 until its closing in 1954, a HIAS representative was
stationed on Ellis Island greeting newcomers and also defending
would-be immigrants scheduled for deportation hearings. The in-
ternational migration agency of the organized American Jewish
community, HIAS was founded in 1880. Since then, the organiza-
tion has assisted (in cooperation with affiliated agencies around
the world) more than four million Jews in their migration.
Information should be sent to: HIAS Public Relations Depart-
ment, 200 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003. All material
will be copied and returned to the sender. Those submitting
material should indicate whether they would agree to be inter-
viewed by the media.

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Shin Bet Chief Pardoned, Resigns
Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Bookcase: New Oz Novel
Avraham Shalom, head of
Israel's internal security
services, Shabak, or Shin
Bet, resigned last Wednes-
day (June 25) and was
granted a pardon by Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog for any
acts on his part or failure to
act in connection with a bus
hijack incident in the Gaza
Strip in April, 1984.
The Presidential pardon im-
mediately raised questions in legal
circles and drew strong criticism
from some political quarters in-
asmuch as Shalom was never tried
or convicted of any offense.
HERZOG WENT on television
last Wednesday night to explain
that his decision was made in "the
national interest" and "to protect
Shin Bet from further damage."
He acknowledged that it was con-
troversial but stressed he had to
weigh all of the ramifications. He
cited judicial and legal opinions to
the effect that the President's ex-
ercise of pardon was not merely
an act of mercy but could in some
circumstances be an exercise of
supreme national interest.
Herzog noted pointedly that he
made the decision after hearing
from the Inner Cabinet which had
convened with the Attorney
The pardon would seem to
preclude any investigation of
charges that Shalom engaged in
an elaborate cover-up amounting
to obstruction of justice with
respect to the unexplained deaths
of two captured Arab bus hi-
jackers while in custody of securi-
ty agents. Three of Shalom's aides
accused with him were also
The announcement that Shalom
resigned came from the Cabinet
at noon local time after 12 hours
of high-level meetings and con-
sultations involving the Inner
Cabinet, President Herzog, At-
torney General Yosef Harish and
top private attorneys.
HARISH, who had promised to
announce last Tuesday night
(June 24) his decision on whether
to proceed with an investigation
of Shalom, told reporters that in
light of the Presidential pardon
there was no point in pursuing the
investigation. He said he had not
been aware of the approach to the
President for a pardon until after
it was made.
The official announcement said
Shalom resigned because the af-
fair resulted in his being identified
publicly as the head of Shin Bet,
which made it impossible to con-
tinue in his post. The identity of
the Shin Bet chief has always been
a State secret.
The Cabinet's announcement of
Shalom's resignation also stated
that there would be no further
police or judicial inquiry into the
allegations against him and his
aides. It announced that the
Prime Minister would create a
special commission to recommend
regulations and norms for the con-
duct of Shin Bet in the future.
SOME LEGAL circles have
predicted that the Presidential
pardon would be challenged in the
Supreme Court, though it was not
clear who would intitiate the
challenge or whether the court
would recognize the challenger's
standing in the case.
One critic of the pardon, Energy
Minister Moshe Shahal, a
Laborite and a lawyer by profes-
sion, questioned its validity. He
noted that the relevant law em-
powered the President to pardon
only convicted criminals. Shahal
told reporters that the Inner
Cabinet's decision did not follow
"The King's Highway" but sought
a solution "through twisted
byways.,v Communications
Minister Amnon Rubinstein, of
the leftist Shinui Party, thought
the pardon is legal but "set a
thoroughly negative and
undesirable precedent."
Elazar Granot of Mapam charg-
ed that the President and At-
torney General were both "dragg-
ed by the politicians" into an
elaborate package designed to
avoid any inquiry into the policy-
making level.
But if leftist politicians deplored
the way the government resolved
what had become known as the
Shin Bet scandal, those on the
political right hailed it as a wise
move that enabled the nation to
set aside an affair that preoc-
cupied and embarrassed the
authorities for months.
Deputy Foreign Minister Ronni
Milo, a Likud MK, called the
Cabinet's decision "good and
brave." Milo is a close aide to
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
The Likud leader had vehemently
opposed any sort of investigation
of the allegations against Shalom
on national security grounds.
PERES, though also opposed,
was prepared to accept a judicial
inquiry conducted under strictest
secrecy. But the Inner Cabinet
(five Labor and five Likud
ministers) agreed to the course
unfolded last Wednesday.
Only Ezer Weizmann, of the
Labor-allied Yahad Party
reportedly was opposed. Accor-
ding to unconfirmed reports, one
other senior minister abstained.
He is believed to be Education
Minister Yitzhak Navon, a
Laborite and Herzog's immediate
predecessor as President of
Peres reportedly was preparing
to address the Labor Party's
Knesset faction to win their sup-
port for the Inner Cabinet's deci-
sion. There have been demands
from the Labor rank-and-file to
know why Peres felt it necessary
to stand with Shamir against a full
scale inquiry into the case.
BOTH PERES and Shamir had
objected strongly to former At-
torney General Yitzhak Zamir's
order of a police probe of the
allegations against Shalom in
May. Many observers believe
Zamir's zeal to prosecute led to his
replacement by Harish on June 1,
though Zamir had announced
months ago that he intended to
Harish told reporters that, after
studying the case his decision had
been to follow in the footsteps of
Zamir to proceed with the police
inquiry without delay. It was not
clear whether Harish's advice had
been sought by Herzog on the
legal validity of the pardon.
Rabbi William Berkowitz (left), national president of the
American Jewish Heritage Committee, presents a copy of
Maimonides' classic work, 'Guide for the Perplexed,' to Spanish
Ambassador Manuel Sassot. The American Jewish Heritage
Committee and the Government of Spain recently celebrated the
850th birthday of the Spanish Jewish sage.
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Jovanovich, 1985. 374 pp.
Amos Oz has a well-deserved
reputation as one of Israel's
leading writers of essays, short
stories and novels. The publica-
tion of "A Perfect Peace" richly
demonstrates just why he is held
in such high esteem.
The story of this novel grips the
reader's interest as notable nar-
rative. But it is much more than
that. The two protagonists sym-
bolize one set of conflicting forces
in contemporary Israeli society.
There are many bases for division
among Israelis: secular-religious,
Ashkenazi-Sephardi, urban-rural,
newcomer-old-timer, among
others. Political divisions separate
the country into more than 20
political parties which provide a
lively basis for debate and
OZ FOCUSES on generational
differences. One protagonist,
Yolek, is an old-time kibbutznik
who came to Israel from eastern
Europe and who served as a
minister in an Israeli cabinet. Dur-
ing the course of the story, which
runs from 1965 to 1967, Yolek
gives up his post as secretary of
the kibbutz and begins to face
death. His son, Yonatan, is the se-
cond protagonist. Yonatan is a
sabra who chafes under the
restrictions of the kibbutz and
who seeks a more stimulating life.
Different perceptions of how
life should be led in Israel divide
Yolek and Yonatan. Eventually,
Yonatan leaves the kibbutz even
though this means giving up his
wife. He has a series of adven-
tures in the Negev as he tries to
make his way to Petra in Jordan.
He finally returns to the kibbutz
and, shortly thereafter, par-
ticipates in the Six-Day War of
The bare bones of the plot do
not do justice to the depth and
significance of Oz's fascinating
story. Other characters play im-
portant roles with many of them
being sufficiently well developed
for readers to appreciate the com-
plexity of Israeli personality.
THERE IS a particularly ar-
resting and revealing portrayal of
Levi Eshkol, Israel's second
prime minister, who enters the
story as a friend and political an-
tagonist of Yolek. There is also a
somewhat comic character, Ben-
jamin Bernard Trotsky, owner of
hotels in Miami Beach, who once
had an affair with Yolek's wife
and who may be Yonatan's father.
What all this adds up to is a col-
orful tapestry on which Oz weaves
an exciting picture of Israeli life
today. His fine book truly reflects
the differences, diversity and divi-
sions, as well as the unity, identity
and commonality which make
Israel a pulsating and impassioned
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Morris J. Amitay Comments
The worst fears of friends of
Israel here in Washington were
realized as the results of the
California Republican Senate
primary were announced in early
June. After a hotly contested
race, Republican voters chose Ed
Zschau, a two-term Represen-
tative from the Bay area, to face
incumbent Senator Alan
Zschau has been described as
one of the five most anti-Israel
members of the House of
Representatives (out of 435).
Cranston, on the other hand, has
been an effective leader in all pro-
Israel initiatives for almost two
decades. Because of this, the race
is certain to be one of the most
critical of the 34 Senate contests
this November. It also promises to
be one of the closest, hardest
fought, and most expensive
matchups. Zschau, a former high-
tech businessman, has already
spent millions to increase his
name identification.
As a member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee and
its Near East Subcommittee,
Zschau has had more oppor-
tunities than most members of
Congress to expound his views on
U.S. Middle East policies. But an
examination of the record clearly
shows that should Ed Zschau be
elected to the U.S. Senate, an
outspoken foe of Israel would
replace an outspoken friend.
Zschau has compiled a record of
votes, statements, and positions
on Middle East policy which only
the National Association of Arab
Americans (NAAA), the pro-PLO
lobby, and its ilk could admire.
The NAAA's political action com-
mittee, in fact, has already made a
significant contribution to the
Zschau campaign.
Zschau's hostility toward Israel
is not simply a matter of his
withholding support from the
many bills and resolutions cir-
culated by Israel's friends in Con-
gress, nor that he has consistently
voted wrong on major issues. The
fact is, Zschau has repeatedly
sought to undermine initiatives
designed to strengthen
U.S.-Israel ties on the House
floor, in committee and in public
Most recently, Zschau was a key
floor leader working for the sale
of Stingers and other missiles to
Saudi Arabia. He was one of only
62 members of the House to vote
in favor of this sale, which 356 of
his colleagues opposed. Less than
two years ago, he was one of only
six Representatives to vote
against the establishment of a free
trade area with Israel.
Cranston's Record
Alan Cranston's record offers a
striking contrast. From his key
position as a senior member of the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee and its Middle East Sub-
committee, and as the Senate
Minority Whip, Cranston has
worked diligently to build bipar-
tisan support on issues of concern
to Israel's supporters. He has
been a leader in each of the fights
against arms sales to Arab nations
at war with Israel even when
this meant, as it did in 1978, op-
posing a president of his own par-
ty. Cranston has originated most
of the important new initiatives to
step up aid to Israel, often giving
the credit unselfishly to others.
And he has authored and pushed
into law important procedural
safeguards.* designed to ensure
continued effective Congressional
involvement in Middle East
In one particularly crucial area
usually not given much publicity
development of the so-called
"Moslem nuclear bomb"
Cranston exposed Iraqi efforts to
develop a bomb. He also criticized
similar developments in Pakistan,
and pressed western nations to
halt nuclear technology going to
Libya and Iran.
Rarely have voters in a Senate
election been faced with such a
margin of difference in the Middle
East positions of two candidates.
Zschau, undoubtedly aware of
California's sizeable (800,000) and
politically active Jewish popula-
tion, has planned a visit to Israel
during Congress' July Fourth
recess. Zschau has been to Israel
before, as a Congressional can-
didate, and while a second visit
could conceivably result in a
rethinking of his current at-
titudes, Zschau's previous perfor-
mance must speak louder to
friends of Israel than any new ver-
bal gymnastics.
While the voters of California
will ultimately decide who will
represent them in the U.S.
Senate, this race will be closely
watched throughout the nation
and undoubtedly by our friends in
Israel for good reason.
Yadin Library Acquired By HUC-JIR
Hebrew Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion has acquired
about 7,000 books and several
thousand journals and documents
from the personal library of the
late Israeli archaeologist Yigael
Yadin's library will be housed in
the College's Jerusalem branch in
Israel. Yadin himself wrote
several classic books on ar-
chaeology, including "The
Message of the Scrolls, Hazor"
(Yadin directed excavations at
Hazor," in 1950s), "The Finds
from the Cave of Bar Kochba,"
and "Masada-Herod's Fortress
and the Zealot's Last Stand."
The Jewish
of South County
11 TWJewuh i^T
Editor and Publisher
The Rights of Jewish Refugees
One reason the PLO gives for refusing to accept
UN Security Council Resolution 242 is that it
claims the measure only refers to the Palestinian
Arabs as refugees it does not mention their "na-
tional rights." In fact, Mordechai Ben-Porat points
out, 242 does not mention Palestinians at all; it
calls, among other things, "for achieving a just set-
tlement of the r^ugee problem." To Ben-Porat,
chairman of the World Organization of Jews from
Arab Countries (WOJAC), that includes Jewish
refugees as well.
Ben-Porat, a former Knesset member and one of
the organizers of the mass emigration of Iraqi
Jews to Israel in the early years of the state, said
recently that the PLO understands only too well
the double-edged nature of 242's reference to the
Middle East's refugee problem." In March one of
(PLO Chairman Yasir) Arafat's deputies announc-
ed why they are against the resolution beacuse
it includes Jews from Arab countries. "Additional-
ly, if the PLO were to permit practical, attainable
steps to resettle the minority of Palestinian Arab
refugees still in camps, it would lose one of its most
potent symbols, Ben-Porat added. During the
period leading to and including the 1948 War of In-
dependence, approximately 590,000 Palestinian
Arabs fled, Ben-Porat said. But from then through
the early 1950's, about 800,000 Jews emigrated
from Arab states and more than 600,000 were ab-
sorbed as refugees by Israel. They left behind pro-
perty worth several billion dollars much more
than that lost by Palestinian Arab refugees and
priceless spiritual legacies going back in some
cases for 2,500 years, well before the rise of Islam.
Ben-Porat would like to see them compensated.
He suspects the PLO fears they could be under
242's refugee clause. Even if the likelihood of
restitution from Arab states is nil, WOJAC plans
to file several international suits in the coming
year to establish the principle and to clarify the
concept of "refugee rights."
Remembering the suffering of Jewish refugees
"living in tents and wooden huts" in the first years
of Israel statehood, Ben-Porat was sensitive too to
the plight of Palestinian Arabs in camps. A
ministerial committee he chaired several years ago
proposed a solution for the 250,000 still in camps in
the Gaza Strip and West Bank. "The first year at
least 5 percent would go to better accommodations
around the camps, the next year 10 percent and so
on until the camps would be emptied."
But the response of Arab leaders, including Jor-
dan's King Hussein and Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak, "was very negative." Ben-Porat
Eecutive Editor
believes this is because his plan would have
"abolished the symbol of the Palestinian people:
the camps and their miserable accommodations."
Reality is more complex than that. To a large ex-
tent it contradicts the symbol. Ben-Porat
estimated that of the world's 3.8 million Palesti-
nian Arabs, 2 million are under Israeli jurisdiction
- 700,000 as citizens, 1.3 million as residents of
he administered territories. Most of the rest live
n Jordan, where they comprise a majority of the
M>pulation. Ben-Porat said that "altogether there
ire about 400,000 in camps in Arab countries. But
oday in Jordan and Syria you cannot recognize all
>f them as camps in Amman three of the camps
nave now become neighborhoods or suburbs."
One obstacle to resettlement and closure of the
camps is the very organization supposedly looking
after the welfare of the Palestinian Arabs, the
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNR-
WA). Ben-Porat recalled that UNRWA at first
even opposed Israel's plan to demolish an abandon-
ed camp near Jericho. With its 17,000 employees
- many of them Palestinian Arab bureaucrats -
UNRWA has a vested interest in perpetuating its
..mstituency, he charged. "I told an American
diplomat once that if he collected all the money the
U.S. gives in I'NRWA. we could implement my
resettlement plan in five years."
Meanwhile, many of the Jews remaining in Arab
lands or Moslem lands still suffer, Ben-Porat
noted. The 4,200 Jews of Syria are virtual
prisoners; the 1,200 left in Yemen "have some con-
tact" with Israel but cannot leave; the approx-
imately 25,000 left in Iran their leaders sub-
jected to persecution in the initial months of the
Khomeini revolution also cannot leave, although
some still escape in disguise.
Approximately 3,500 Jews remain in generally
more tolerant Tunisia but last year several were
shot when a guard opened fire on Sukkot
celebrants. The synagogue at Djerba has been
burned twice. And in non-Arab, non-Moslem
Ethiopia, perhaps as many as 10,000 Ethiopian
Jews languish. "Very few are coming out now,
since the routes through Sudan have been cut."
Ben-Porat says that by pressing compensation
suits, by gaining more publicity, WOJAC hopes to
add perspective to the West's impression of the
Middle East refugee problem. Palestinian Arab
refugees continue to be used as tools, he argues.
WOJAC wants to settle the two-sided refugee pro-
blem at last and move it out of the way as an
obstacle to peace.
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An Israeli newspaper cor-
respondent has been
ordered to leave South
Africa within 48 hours, it
was reported here.
Dan Sagir, who writes for
Haaretz and also broadcasts on
Galei Zahal, the Army radio sta-
tion, said he was told by the South
African authorities that he must
be out of the country by last
Thursday. He said he was the
third correspondent to be expelled
since the South African govern-
ment declared a state of emergen-
cy on June 12.
THE FOREIGN Ministry an-
nounced that it has instructed the
Israel Ambassador in Pretoria to
inquire into expulsion of Sagir.
Sagir said he was informed that
his visa and work permit would
not be renewed.
He said he thought he was
targeted because of the warm
relations between Israel and the
Pretoria government which the
latter does not want to strain. His
coverage of events in South
Africa was considered unwar-
rantedly critical by the authorities
Meanwhile the situation of
South Africa's Jewish community
has become the focus of top level
discussions by Premier Shimon
Peres and by the Jewish Agency
Assembly at its annual session in
PERES CALLED a meeting of
senior ministers and Jewish
leaders to consider measures to
increase aliya by South African
Jews. Only 250 have come to
Israel so far this year.
The Jewish Agency Assembly is
also concerned about the Jewish
community as the situation
deteriorates in South Africa and
by indications that while Jews are
leaving that country in increasing
numbers, they are not settling in
They choose instead to im-
migrate to the United States,
Australia, New Zealand and even
neighboring Zimbabwe. Haim
Aharon, chairman of the Jewish
Agency's Aliyah Department, told
the Assembly that a special pro-
gram has been undertaken to ease
the absorption of South African
olim by helping them find housing
and business opportunities.
They require help, Aharon said,
in light of the drastic depreciation
of the South African Rand and
South Africa's strict currency
regulations. According to Aharon,
the condition of South African
Jewry is "the most urgent pro-
blem of any Jewish community in
the Western world."

Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Israel Suffers Less Home Consensus Than Ever Before
Israel is less of a nation
state today than it was
before the 1967 Six-Day
War and with less consen-
sus on basic issues which go
into defining a nation state.
This is the conclusion of Prof.
Shlomo Avineri, Herbert Samuel
Professor of Political Science at
the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and he offered it at the
annual international conference of
the Leonard Davis Institute for
International Relations of the
Hebrew University. The con-
ference was on the topic of the
Future of the Nation State in the
Middle East.
Prof. Avineri believes that in
every modern nation state there
are internal tensions, and that
Israel is no exception. But prior to
1967, said Avineri at the con-
ference, there were tendencies
and balances which tended to
moderate tensions in areas regar-
ding relationships between Israeli
and diaspora Jews, the question of
religion and state, the state and
its Arab minority, and the issue of
SINCE THE war of 1967,
Avineri said, with all of the
changes in society that have
arisen from it, there has been a
growing radicalization in Israeli
life and thinking which has tended
to exacerbate the preexisting
He listed these as 1) the
radicalization and Palestinization
of Israeli Arabs; 2) the develop-
ment of a strong, radical,
national-religious messianic move-
ment; 3) the heightened interven-
tion of diaspora Jews in Israeli
social, religious and political af-
fairs; and 4) the breakdown of the
consensus as to what the borders
of the state are or should be.
Because of this, said Avineri, it
may therefore be said that Israel
is a less clearly defined nation
state than it once was, since there
is less consensus on basic
elements, such as territoriality
and ethnicity, which go into the
makeup of a nation state.
IN OPENING the conference.
Prof. Eli Kedourie of the London
School of Economics observed
Israel is a less clearly defined nation
state than it once was.'
Prof. Avineri
that the concept of a modern na-
tion state with limited territory
and a sovereignty that derives
from the people is a "foreign im-
portation*' to the Middle East,
where the Islamic concept was
prevalent, with its history of con-
quest and rulers who held reign by
"divine providence." Thus there
is an inner tension within the
Islamic world between the
modern idea of the state and the
traditional Islamic concept, said
Prof. Kedourie.
Even those Middle Eastern
states which on paper have
adopted the concept of a
sovereign state based on the con-
sent of the governed the idea of
free elections has been the excep-
tion rather than the rule, he said.
Prof. Emmanuel Sivan, pro-
fessor of history at the Hebrew
University, defined the typical
Middle Eastern state as a police
state which rules by repression.
Speaking on the topic of the
future of the Arab nation state
and the Islamic challenge, he said
it was an exaggeration to think in
terms of a pan-Arabic, Khomeini-
style Islamic wave overwhelming
the Arab states.
He said that the Arab states
have successfully inculcated the
minds of their peoples with the
concept of the "sacredness" of na-
tional unity; thus the nation state
has acquired a kind of mystique or
cult-like status among the peoples
of the Middle East, he said. The
Arabs placate themselves with the
thought that some day there will
be a single Islamic entity, said
DR. HELGA Baumgarten, of
the Free University of Berlin, said
that the mainstream of the
Palestine Liberation Organization
has clearly opted for the political
solution of negotiating the crea-
tion of a Palestinian state
alongside that of Israel, but that
Israeli and U.S. policy which
refuses to deal with the PLO
undermines the moderate PLO
approach and threatens its
legitimacy within Palestinian
Thus those who favor a con-
tinuation of the armed struggle
against Israel are able to maintain
support for their approach, with
the danger this poses to further
warfare, she maintained.
Prof. Itamar Rabinowitz of the
Shiloah Institute of Tel Aviv
University, in discussing the
Lebanese situation, said that the
most likely scenario for the short
range in that country is the con-
tinuation of the status quo of the
internal struggle for power that
has been going on for the past 11
years. The current fighting in
Beirut, he said, arises from the
desire to carve out zones of con-
trol from which future
autonomous political regions may
very well someday arise in a
future agreement.
PROF. Yehoshafat Harkabi,
director of the Leonard Davis In-
stitute, summed up the con-
ference and observed that as the
concept of power based on nation
states with clearly defined
borders has become ever
Prior to 1967,
there were
balances which
tended to
moderate tensions
in areas regarding
relationships to the
diaspora, religion
and state, the
Arab minority,
and territoriality.
Since the Six-Day
War, there has
been a growing
radicalization of
Israeli life.
strengthened in the world, in-
cluding the Middle East, the idea
of Pan-Arabism has declined in
the Arab world.
This could serve as an
alleviating factor in the Arab-
Israeli conflict, he said; however,
even as the political conflict
declines, it could become replaced
by an ethnic-religious conflict
derived from growing religious
radicalization, both in Arab as
well as Israeli society. And such a
conflict, he warned, could be even
more difficult to resolve than a
political one.
Neveh Zedek Quarter Flourishes
In Shadow of Tel Aviv's Skyscrapers
Above is a renovated building in the Neveh Zedek quarter. Below
is the same building before renovation.
In April, 1886, near to the Jaffa
end of Tel Aviv's beach, the Neve
Zedek quarter, the first Jewish
area of Jaffa and the mother of
Tel Aviv, was founded. The story
of Neveh Zedek began when a
large number of refugees from the
Eastern European pogroms set up
homes in the Arab city of Jaffa,
which resulted in rents rocketing
sky high. A group of Jewish set-
tlers there led by Jerusalem born
Shimon Rokach and Algerian im-
migrant Aharon Chelouche decid-
ed to found a cooperative housing
scheme to escape these rents and
thus the development of the
Neveh Zedek quarter began.
The Chelouche family worked as
foldsmiths in Jaffa's Chalfanim
treet, the city's central trading
place. But because of Jaffa's role
as a port, the central business ac-
tivity soon became money chang-
ing for the numerous sailors who
thronged the ancient port.
IN 1887, the Chelouches, along
with other Jewish residents of Jaf-
fa, moved out of their old homes
and the Neveh Zedek quarter soon
became a vibrant new Jewish
area. Walking through the area
today one is struck- by the run
down and desolate nature of the
quarter. To the north can be seen
the nearby skyscrapers of Tel
Aviv, and it is hard to imagine
that this unprepossessing collec-
tion of streets was the starting
point of Israel's largest
In 1909, members of Neveh
Zedek, along with residents of Jaf-
fa and Neveh Shalom, formed a
society named Ahuzat Bayit, the
aim of the society being the con-
struction of a new Jewish city.
Taking a loan of 300,000 gold
francs from the Anglo-Palestine
Company, the ancestor of today's
Bank Leumi, the Ahuzat Bayit us-
ed the gold to buy the land on
which the first 70 houses of Tel
Aviv were built.
Neveh Zedek, however, was not
always the poor relation of Tel
Aviv*. In its beginning many pro-
minent Jewish intellectuals resid-
ed there. S.Y. Agnon, a Nobel
Prize Literature laureate, had a
house in the early years of this
century. The great Hebrew poet
Bialik stayed there on his visit to
Palestine, and the father of
modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben
Yehuda, was a frequent visitor to
the quarter. Many of the homes
today bear marble plaques testify-
ing to the events that took place
there and the distinguished per-
sonalities who at one time lived in
those houses.
NEVEH ZEDEK also boasted
synagogues in abundance and the
religious Zionist leader Rabbi
Kook lived in the quarter when he
was Chief Rabbi of Jaffa/Tel Aviv.
Schools were built in the area,
including the Neveh Zedek Girl's
School, built in 1908, although the
school is no longer used for
teaching but has been turned into
the center for the Neveh Zedek
Theater Group. The Group, which
was founded by leading Israeli
writers such as Chanoch Levin
and A.B. Yehoahua, aims to make
inroads into the existing Israeli
theater and breathe new life into
The fact that the group has its
center in Neveh Zedek is almost
symbolic, for just as the artists
wish to breathe new life into
Israeli theater, so too are the ar-
tists breathing new life into
Neveh Zedek. The quarter, once a
haven for Jewish intellectuals,
before becoming almost a ghost
town in the face of sprawling Tel
Aviv, is now being turned into an
artist's quarter. A lot of work is
still needed before the quarter can
recapture its youth but it is hoped
that Neveh Zedek will do so in
time for its centenary celebrations
next year.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 11, 1986
Local Club&
Organization News
Pictured, Standing: Lori Libow, Luncheon co-chairwoman; Susie
Tabor and Barbara Manus, co-presidents; Susan Hanson, A VDA
speaker. Seated: Debbie Johns, Luncheon co-chairwoman; Ann
Greenspan, past president; Phyllis Lyons, Installing Officer.
FOR 1986-1987
The Boca-Delray Section of the
National Council of Jewish
Women recently installed its of-
ficers and directors for the
1986-1987 Club Year. "Our Year
To Cheer" was the theme of a lun-
cheon held at the new Stonebridge
Country Club. NCJW volunteers
were 'cheered' in appreciation for
their help throughout the year on
the Section's 12 community ser-
vice projects.
The invocation was presented
by Ann Greenspan, past President
of NCJW. Guest speaker for the
afternoon was Ms. Susan Hanson,
Public Relations Chairperson for
AVDA, Aid To Victims of
Domestic Assault. NCJW was a
member of the coalition of local
womens' groups that founded AV-
DA, which recently opened its
doors in South Palm Beach
Installing officer of the day was
Phyllis Lyons, founder and first
President of the Boca-Delray Sec-
tion of NCJW, and now President
of NCJW's Southern District.
Newly installed officers for the
coming year are: Susie Tabor and
Barbara Manus, Co-Presidents;
Debbie Taub, Vice President Com-
munity Services; Ellen Wantman,
Vice President Administration;
Janice Staller, Vice President
Membership: Ann Rhodes, Vice
President Public Affairs; Beverly
Feurring, Vice President Ways
and Means; Jill Klein, Financial
Secretary; Pia Scheer, Recording
Secretary; Harriet Taylor, Cor-
responding Secretary; Carol Bor-
row, Treasurer; Joy Cohen,
Phyllis Lyons and Cindy Birkner,
Helen Wexler will serve as
Honorary Director.
National Council of Jewish
Women Boca-Delray Chapter
will hold a new member coffee for
potential new members and
guests, Wednesday, July 16, 8
p.m. at a member's home. Anyone
interested is invited to attend this
coffee. For further information,
please call 487-7792 or 487-7216.
Jewish War Veterans Aux-
iliary Post 266 will be selling
tickets for "The Boys in the
Band" at the Caldwell Theatre,
Saturday, July 26. Please contact
Rose Bromberg 498-9038 or Bea
Schwartz 498-4843. Make your
reservations early for a three-day
weekend at St. Petersburg
Treasure Island and Busch
Gardens, Nov. 8-10. Contact
Marlene Brier 499-4040 or Bea
Schwartz 498-4843. Some of the
work the Auxiliary has done this
past season includes: sending an
underprivileged child to camp
through South County Day
School; presenting a Bond to
outstanding Honor Student,
David Robinson from Atlantic
High School; holding a Memorial
Day service and Purim party for
three and four-year-olds where 80
gifts were distributed to both
Women's American ORT All
Points Chapter will hold a lun-
cheon/card party, Wednesday, Ju-
ly 30, 11:30 a.m. at the Bird Nest
Tree Chinese Restaurant in the
Marketplace, Delray. For infor-
mation call 499-4209.
Women's American ORT
North Pines Chapter will take a
cruise on the Viking Princess,
Thursday, July 17. The cost is $69
per person. For information call
Harriet 272-0289 or Tess
On June 6, Free Sons of Israel
presented its "Special Toys" to
the third school this year.
The Free Sons, the oldest
Jewish Fraternal and Benefit
Order in the U.S. is 138 years old.
Max Rosenbaum, Chairman of
this drive in Delray Beach, along
with co-chairman Al Sperber, a
blind person, originated the drive
26 years ago in New York City. In
its initial year, 300 toys of
therapeutic value for children who
are physically, mentally, visually
handicapped or emotionally
disturbed were distributed.
The project proved to be so ac-
cepted that the Foundation Fund
of the Grand Lodge immediately
took it over the following year.
Since then, in 26 years, over
10,000 toys have been distributed
annually to 21 schools and institu-
tions in the New York City area.
Eight years ago, Max Rosen-
baum came to live in Delray
Beach. With 48 Free Sons from
Lodges in the New York area, liv-
ing now in Delray Beach, he
created Delray Beach Lodge No.
224. Six years ago, Rosenbaum
presented his first group of
therapeutic toys to the Special
Educational Center of the J.C.
Mitchell School in Boca Raton.
Four years ago to the Galaxy
Elementary School in Boynton
Beach. This year, for the first
time, to the Exceptional Educa-
tional Program of the Delray
Beach Elementary School.
Presented to the children at the
Delray Beach School were such
therapeutic toys as plastic roller
skates, water-resistant watches,
calculators, match box cars,
transformers and special reading
Alexander Muss High School In
Israel Receives Education Prize
Dr. Morris A. Kipper, Interna-
tional Director of the Alexander
Muss High School in Israel, ac-
cepted the coveted Shazar Prize
June 4 on behalf of the 5,000
alumni, student and faculty
members of the program. Named
for Zalman Shazar, third presi-
dent and former Minister of
Education of the State of Israel,
the prize is awarded biannually to
the outstanding educational pro-
gram which demonstrates ex-
cellence in International In-
novative Education. The Shazar
Prize is sponsored by the Depart-
ment of Education and Culture to
the Golah of the World Zionist
The Alexander Muss High
School in Israel was founded by
Dr. Kipper in cooperation with the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
in 1972. Unique in the field of
Jewish education, AM/HSI sends
American High School students to
Israel where for two months they
live and study Jewish History.
Located on two campuses North
of Tel Aviv, students attend the
school throughout the academic
year. Sessions are held in
September, December, February,
April, and June. Following their
two-month course, students
return to their American High
Schools where they receive credit
for having completed the
academic program in Israel. In ad-
dition to the study of History,
students are required to continue
their studies in science, math, and
foreign language assuring that
they will not lose academic credits
during their time in Israel.
Fishbein Will Chair Local
Delegation to GA In Chicago
Stanley Fishbein, chairman of
the Young Leadership Division,
has been named chairman of this
year's delegation from South
County Jewish Federation to the
General Assembly of the Council
of Jewish Federations. The ap-
pointment was announced by Jim
Nobil, president of the
Fishbein, managing executive
of Integrated Resources Equity
Corp., will be honored as an
outstanding leader at the opening
plenary session of the conference,
which will be held in Chicago,
from Wednesday, Nov. 12
through Sunday, Nov. 16.
Some 3,000 participants, in-
cluding delegations from about
200 Jewish federations throughut
North America, as well as profes-
sionals and academics, are ex-
pected to attend the GA. While
each federation or community
gets a set number of delegate
votes, depending on its size, there
Stanley Fishbein
is no limitation on the number of
participants in each delegation.
This conference lakes up many
of the most important issues of
concern to the Jewish com-
munities in North America, at the
highest level, according to Fish-
bein. It is both a decision-making
and a learning process, and, in ad-
dition, for the people of a given
contingent, it serves to raise
morale and increase cohesiveness
which then translates into their
activity within the community.
Previous delegations to the
General Assemblies in the past
few years have done a great deal
to put South County Jewish
Federation on the national Jewish
map, added president Jim Nobil.
At this point, few people among
the "involved" still ask where
South County is they know it is
in South Florida.. However, as
the fastest-growing Jewish com-
munity in the country, it should
become even better known,
especially by its achievements and
excellent reputation. That can be
achieved better by starting with a
truly large contingent going to
Chicago for the GA....

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Council of Jewish Federations
will take place
NOVEMBER 12-16,1986
(Wednesday thru Sunday)
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Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewiah Floridian of South County Page 7
'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
DASHEVSKY, a 49-year-old
astrophysicist, was called before
officials of the Council on
Religious Affairs and rebuked in
front of several people, including
a KGB agent, for breaking a 1929
regulation forbidding religious in-
struction. He was warned not to
give religious seminars in the
presence of tourists. Dashevsky
claimed that what religious in-
struction he gave was within the
Soviet Constitution, and denied
having any knowledge of the law.
A week earlier another Or-
a computer programmer, was call-
ed to the Procurator's office and
chastised that teaching Gemarrah
(Talmud) in a synagogue was a
violation of the criminal code con-
cerning the separation of church
and state. He was warned that
further violations would make him
liable to instant arrest and
"punishment by correctional
task" of up to one year.
Both men stressed that it was
the first time to their knowledge
that such warnings have been
given to Jews engaged in purely
religious studies, rather than the
study of Hebrew. They believe the
authorities are testing the reac-
tion of the Orthodox community
to the warnings.
TBILISI. Despite testimony
in his behalf from eyewitnesses
who watched him pack,
27-year-old Moscow cellist and
Hebrew teacher, was convicted
June 9 on charges of "carrying
drugs" in his luggage. He was
given the maximum three-year
sentence, the trial lasted less than
two days.
Magarik was arrested March 14
at the local airport. He has stead-
fastly denied having any
knowledge of any drugs in his
possession. It is expected that he
will appeal what were clearly
trumped-up charges.
tent with their role in sen-
SHITZ to prison for alleged-
ly "defaming the Soviet
state," the KGB persuaded
army doctors to "change
their minds" about the
fitness of his 18-year-old
son, BORIS, to serve. In an
appeal to the Minister of
Defense, the enlistment of-
ficer of Leningrad, and to
General Secretary Gor-
bachev, Vladimir's wife,
ANNA, reminded them that
Boris has long been official-
ly certified as unfit for
military service because of
duodenal and gastric ulcers.
In early May, Boris was
taken to the offices of the
army commission in a black
limousine. Anna joined
them. A Major Solomatov
insisted that the commission
reverse its original findings
and free Boris for call-up.
The doctors refused, again
stating he was unfit for ser-
vice. The major reminded
the doctors that Boris's
fattier was a "convicted
traitor" and that the boy
should not be allowed to
escape service. The civilian
ordered Boris and Anna out
of the room. When they
returned, the doctors
declared the young man
"medically fit" for the ar-
my. Boris reported at the
call-up offices June 2, was
drafted, and sent to Mur-
mansk, Vladimir was
recently sent to a camp in
Kamchatka in the Far East.
MOSCOW. Authorities ar-
rested four refuseniks on June 2
for protesting their continued
refusal to be granted exit permits
to Israel. ARKADY ZILBER and
from Gorky, were held briefly in a
psychiatric hospital. YURI
ROSENZVAIG from Moscow was
given a 15-day sentence. YURI
CHEKANOVSKY, also from
Moscow, was given 10 days.
Zilber, a painter, cut his paintings
into pieces as an act of protest
during the recent 27th Soviet Par-
ty Congress. Chekanovsky was
one of four Moscow scientists who
appealed to Western newspapers
to publicize his case. LEONID
OZERNOY, another signatory to
the appeal, recently was granted
an exit permit and is now in
NOBILSKY, who achieved ins-
tant notoriety in 1981 when he
protested the break-up of a Jewish
gathering in the Opalikha Woods
outside of Moscow, was arrested
last May 23 for demonstrating
with his family outside the Bolshoi
Theatre. Boris, a radio engineer,
his wife ELENA, also a radio
engineer, and their three childred
carried a banner which read:
"Eleven Years Is Long Enough!"
They were immediately taken to a
police station. Elena and the
children were allowed to go home,
but Boris was given 15 days
detention. An immediate protest
letter was sent by their friends to
the Embassy of the Netherlands,
which represents Israel's affairs
in the Soviet Union. The Cher-
nobilskys first applied for exit
visas in 1975.
Eli Steinbuch (right), president of Zim-American Israeli Skipp-
ing Co., the merchant marine fleet of the State of Israel, was
recently honored with a special award by the International Trade
and Transportation Division of the United Jewish Appeal-
Federation of New York. Steinbuch was cited for 'outstanding
humanitarian contributions to Jews and non-Jews in the United
States, in Israel, and around the world.' The award was
presented at the division's annual award dinner by Benjamin
Netanyahu (right), Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations,
who served as guest speaker.

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 11, 1986
News In Brief ...
U.S. Adviser in Cairo on Taba Talks
Measure Would Bar New
U.S. Embassy Not in Jerusalem
By JTA Services
Department legal adviser
Abraham Sofaer arrived in Cairo
Sunday for what the State
Department is describing as
another attempt to mediate the
Israel-Egypt dispute over the
small strip of territory called
Taba. Sofaer is expected in Israel
later in the week.
The trip which is Sofaer's se-
cond to the region in a month, has
resolution of the Taba dispute as
its only objective, State Depart-
ment spokesman Charles Redman
told reporters Friday. He had
been asked whether Sofaer would
also be taking up the Jonathan
Pollard espionage affair with
Israeli authorities.
There have been rumors over
the past several weeks that U.S.
authorities are seeking either to
extradite Israelis involved or said
to be involved in the spy case, or
to make them available for ques-
tioning in Israel. But Redman in-
dicated there was no intention to
put forward such a request as part
of Sofaer's visit.
Syria Accused
In El Al Attack
TEL AVIV Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin accused Syria Sun-
day of complicity in the bomb at-
tack on the El Al check-in counter
at Madrid's Barajas International
Airport where eight people were
injured last Friday. The bomb,
concealed in luggage, exploded
before it was loaded aboard an El
Al flight to Tel Aviv.
Rabin said the man who brought
the explosive-laden suitcase to
Spain and handed it over to an ac-
complice at the airport, traveled
to Spain on a Syrian passport. "I
presume the Syrians knew to
whom they were issuing the
passport," Rabin said.
Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Avraham
Ben-Shushan, commander of the
Israel Navy, warned at a press
conference Sunday that Syria and
other Arab states have increased
their military arsenals and
threaten Israel on the sea as well
as on land.
Ex-Gaza Mayor Holds
Secret Autonomy Talks
JERUSALEM The former
Mayor of Gaza, Rashad A Shawa,
continues holding secret negotia-
tions with Egypt's President
Hosni Mubarak, as well as with
Israeli and American officials, to
implement autonomy in Gaza
first, the East Jerusalem weekly
Al-Biader A-Siasi reported last
week, in a story approved by
Shawa began the negotiations
last April, apparently with the ap-
proval of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, which is trying to
shift its base of support from Am-
man to Cairo. The idea was to in-
troduce the self-rule in Gaza,
under Egyptian supervision, as a
first stage toward a final settle-
ment in the strip.
Mubarak reportedly favored the
idea, but conditioned it to Jorda-
nian and PLO approval. The Jor-
danians, disenchanted with the
PLO, have reportedly cooled
down their relations with Shawa
since then. In the past, Shawa was
their unofficial consul in Gaza.
U.S. Leaders Urge
End to Religious Strife
NEW YORK Sharply de-
nouncing the violence that has
erupted between extreme
religious and secular groups in
Israel, leaders of the major
religious bodies of American
Jewry called on Israelis and Jews
everywhere to condemn all
fanaticism in the Jewish State,
whether secular or religious, and
to seek an immediate end to
"these mindless resorts to
violence and hatred."
Speaking at a news conference
last Friday at American Jewish
Committee headquarters here,
top officials of the Orthodox, Con-
servative, Reform, and
Reconstructionist arms of
American Judaism expressed
their horror "that Jews could
engage in acts historically
associated with anti-Semites,"
and urged support for "major ef-
forts to promote moderation,
tolerance and mutual respect."
Israel Refuses To Deal
For Dead IDF Soldier
TEL AVIV Israel has refus-
ed to make a deal with a terrorist
organization in Lebanon for the
return of the body of an Israeli
soldier missing in action in
Lebanon since 1982. Israel has
also made it clear that it holds
Syria responsible for the fate of all
Israeli soldiers missing since a
battle at Sultan Ya'akub four
years ago.
Maj. Gen. Matan Vilnai, head of
the Israel Defense Force man-
power division, said in an inter-
view, "We see the Syrians as
responsible for everything that
happened in the region of Sultan
Ya'akub. The combat there was
with the Syrian army, the area is
an area under Syrian control and
has been under Syrian control
since the war. The terrorist
organizations in that region are all
organizations which owe their ex-
istence to the Syrians," Vilnai
He disclosed that the
Democratic Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine, a terrorist group
headed by Naif Hawatmeh, of-
fered to return the body of a miss-
ing Israeli soldier, Samir Assad, in
exchange for 50 terrorists im-
prisoned in Israel. The offer was
turned down, Vilnai said.
Bank Governor Warns
Not To Raise Wages
Bruno, the newly appointed
Governor of the Bank of Israel,
warned the government last week
not to raise wages if its wants to
preserve economic stability.
Bruno, a leading economist
credited with devising the govern-
ment's present economic austeri-
ty program, spoke at the annual
meeting here of the Jewish Agen-
cy Assembly. He said wage hikes
would result in further devalua-
tion of the Shekel that would in
turn renew the inflationary spiral.
He also recommended that the
government trim the budget fur-
ther. "This time a substantive cut
would not mean imposing new
taxes," he said.
Jewish Justice Fund
Reveals 7 New Grants
NEW YORK The Jewish
Fund for Justice has announced
seven new grants for projects
across the country aimed at at-
tacking the circumstances that
create poverty in America.
An ongoing agricultural aid pro-
ject for the Navajo Indians in
Arizona's Painted Desert that the
Fund has supported for the past
two years is an example of the
type of community self-help
groups the organization targets
for grants.
A youth action project in New
York's East Harlem
neighborhood, a project in Iowa to
aid small farmers in coping with
the economic farm crisis and a
Florida-based farmworker's
association striving to bridge
ethnic barriers among migrant
workers all received $5,000 from
the fund.
Orthodox Film Protest
Plans Assailed
TEL AVIV The Petach Tikva
municipality denounced on Sun-
day what it charged were
"underground and underhand"
attempts to force an Orthodox
way of life on secular Jews.
The city officials were respon-
ding to reports that ultra-
Orthodox Jews have found a way
to demonstrate against Friday
evening film showings without
securing a police permit.
Neo-Nazi Hoffmann Given Nine
Years-Plus for Strange Reasons
German neo-Nazi leader
Karl-Heinz Hoffmann was
sentenced Monday in
Nuremberg to nine and a
half years imprisonment for
various offenses concerning
his political activities. But
Hoffmann was cleared of
the prosecutor's main
charge that he allegedly
masterminded the 1980
murder of the Jewish
publisher, Shlomo Levin,
and his female companion,
Frida Poeschke.
Hoffman's girlfriend, Franziska
Birkmann, drew a seven-year
prison sentence for her participa-
tion in the neo-Nazi leader's
unlawful activities.
THE MOST serious charge for
which Hoffmann was found guilty
was causing bodily harm to
members of his neo-Nazi para-
military group. This took place
while members of the group were
undergoing military training in a
Palestine Liberation Organization
camp in Lebanon.
According to police, a member
of the group, Ude Berndt, actually
killed Shlomo Levin and his
girlfriend at their Erlangen home
near Nuremberg in December,
1980. Berndt had died in Lebanon
after being involved in continuing
arguments among members of the
Hoffmann group.
The court judges decided it was
impossible to determine Hoff-
mann's role in the murder due to
the disappearance of Berndt and
the lack of solid evidence from
other sources. Berndt has used
sunglasses belonging to Birkmann
when he knocked on Levin's door
in preparation for the murder.
LEVIN WAS a controversial
figure in the West German Jewish
community and may have been
chosen as a candidate to the
murder by the neo-Nazis and their
PLO allies because of his unusual
public exposure. Levin would tell
people that he once worked as a
top aide to Israeli leader Moshe
Minor offenses for which Hoff-
mann was sentenced were illegal
possession of arms, displaying
Nazi symbols and circulating anti-
Semitic propaganda.
It is understood that both the
prosecution and the Defense
would appeal the verdict. The trial
took place in the same court in
which the Nazi leadership of Ger-
many had been sentenced after
World War II before an interna-
tional tribunal.
A measure approved by
the Senate last Wednesday
(June 25) would prohibit the
construction of any new
U.S. embassy or consulate
in Israel unless it is within
five miles of the Knesset.
Introduced by Sen. Jesse Helms
(R., N.C.), the amendment was in-
corporated into a bill authorizing
$1.1 billion for security im-
provements at U.S. diplomatic
facilities abroad before the
package was approved by voice
vote on the Senate floor.
IF INCLUDED in the final ver-
sion worked out with the House of
Representatives, it would effec-
tively force the Administration
either to change its policy for not
having an embassy in Jerusalem
or to refrain from leaving its cur-
rent embassy, which is said to
have some major security flaws.
The measure passed by the
Senate earmarks a requested $83
million for construction of a new
embassy in Israel and $41 million
for a consulate only on the condi-
tion that they are located within
five miles of the Knesset, inside
the 1967 boundaries of Jerusalem.
The wording thus permits the
construction of a new embassy or
consulate in West Jerusalem,
where the Knesset is located, but
not in the eastern part of the city
which was captured in the 1967
war. There are currently two
diplomatic facilities in Jerusalem
a consulate in the western part
and a cultural center and visa of-
fice in the Old City.
ACCORDING TO Jim Lucier, a
staff member at Helms' office, the
amendment was introduced in
response to a State Department
outline of its land acquisition plans
in the context of its proposed pro-
gram for improving embassy
security abroad. The report in-
dicated that October had been
targeted for acquisition of a new
embassy site in Tel Aviv, Lucier
No confirmation of the status of
the Department's embassy search
could be obtained last Thursday.
But State Department spokesman
Charles Redman indirectly
criticized the measure approved
by the Senate.
"Relocating an embassy from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while the
status of Jerusalem remains
unresolved would undermine the
role of the United States as the
principal intermediary in the
Arab-Israeli conflict," Redman
He added that "the construction
of new secure facilities in
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv would not
foreclose any option" to relocate
once the status of the city is
Secretary of State George Shultz
had not indicated any opposition
to the amendment when the sug-
gestion was raised at a recent
Senate hearing. According to one
State Department spokesman,
however, "beauty might be in the
eyes of the beholder there."
In any case, the State Depart-
ment spokesman stressed, no one
in the Administration is "up in
arms" at this stage, as the provi-
sion might well be omitted from
the final authorization measure
adopted when the two houses of
Congress reconcile the packages
they have approved. The House
version contains no such condition
on constructing new facilities in
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Temple Sinai of Bergen County
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Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Nurses stage a demonstration opposite the
Prime Minister's home in Jerusalem to pro-
test their poor working conditions. A strike
began at 7 a.m. on June tS and was observed
by almost all hospital nurses. Hospitals
throughout the country released patients en
masse to ease the burden on doctors, clerical
staff and volunteers. Sign held by nurse to the
left, of the picture reads, 'We are not puppets.'
Community Relations Council
To Host Public Forum For
School Board Candidates
The Community Relations Council of the South County
Jewish Federation will host its first ever Public Forum
"Meet the Candidates", for the Palm Beach County School
Board race on Monday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. in the main
auditorium on the Baer Campus of the South County
Jewish Federation, 336 NW Spanish River Boulevard,
Boca Raton.
"It is crucial for our community to hear the candidates in
an open forum where the important school issues confron-
ting our county will be raised," said Frances Sacks, Com-
munity Relations Council Chairman. "We urge everyone to
attend and participate."
The primary will be held Sept. 2.
Additional information about the Forum may be obtained
by calling Geoffrey Kirshner, Community Relations Coun-
cil Director at 368-2737.
Magen David Joins Nurses' Strike
The health care situation in
Israel, made precarious by
the week-long strike of
11,000 hospital nurses,
worsened dramatically Mon-
day when employees of the
Magen David Adorn called a
strike of their own.
The Magen David Adorn,
Israel's equivalent of the Red
Cross, maintains a fleet of am-
bulances and provides first aid in
emergencies. Its workers walked
off their jobs charging manage-
ment with failure to meet promis-
ed wage increases and improved
working conditions.
ONLY ONE ambulance per sta-
tion continued to operate and
most para-medical facilities were
shut down except for the few
mobile intensive care units staffed
by doctors. Magen David Adorn
workers who remained on duty
went on a hunger strike in support
of their demands. They are
weakening and soon will not be
able to perform even limited
tasks, they said.
Director general of Magen
David Adorn, whose ambulances
and equipment are provided main-
ly by donations in the U.S. and
other countries, announced his
resignation Monday night. He
said he was quitting because the
Finance Ministry forbade him to
grant pay increases to his staff.
The hospital nurses strike com-
mittee announced at the same
time that it was withdrawing the
few nurses it had allowed to re-
main on duty. Wards normally
staffed by 7-10 nurses, have been
operating with a single nurse for
the past week. But as of Monday
night there will be none. Excep-
tions were made for emergency
rooms, premature birth wards, in-
tensive care units and dialysis
THE 11,000 women and male
nurses went on strike June 28 to
demand recognition of their union
as sole bargaining agent. They
claimed the general nurses union
cannot speak for them because of
the special conditions under which
they work.
The strikers won recognition of
their union last week. But they
refuse to return to work until the
government agrees to negotiate
demands for increased nursing
staffs at hospitals and wage hikes.
The government has refused to
consider pay increases.
Meanwhile, doctors who have
been standing in for the absent
nurses warned they cannot long
continue to perform double duties
and said they feared patients may
die for lack of proper care. About
half of the hospital patients were
sent home shortly after the strike
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U.S. Rabbis -
No Legal
Jerome Malino was or-
dained a rabbi in the United
States by Dr. Stephen Wise
50 years ago. He has prac-
ticed as a spiritual leader
ever since, as well as serv-
ing a term as president of
the Central Convention of
American Rabbis.
In Israel, his rabbinical
qualification is unrecognized. If he
were to perform a marriage or
conversion ceremony, it would
have no legal validity. Rabbi
Malino, like Dr. Wise before him
and some 1,300,000 contem-
poraries worldwide, is a Reform
Jew a member of a movement
which the country's Orthodox
establishment does not accept as a
valid stream of Judaism.
While non-Jewish citizens enjoy
the full protection of religious
freedom as guaranteed in the
State's 1948 Declaration of In-
dependence, Reform (also known
as Progressive) rabbis are disen-
franchised, and Reform
synagogues are ineligible for
government support. The Reform
movement is not recognized by
any religious authority in Israel.
THIS BLANKET rejection of
non-Orthodox Judaism, charge
Reform Jews, is an attack not
merely on their movement but on
the very nature of the Jewish
state. "We are not trespassers in
Israel," says Rabbi Richard G.
Hirsch, executive director of
Reform Judaism's umbrella
organization, the World Union for
Progressive Judaism (WUPJ).
"We're here by right, not by
privilege. Not only we, but all
Jews, have a vested interest in
creating an open, democratic and
pluralistic society here."
But, counters the country's
Chief Rabbinate, "there can be no
pluralism in Jewish life. There is
only one valid approach to
Judaism and that is undeviating
observance of kalacha (Jewish
This dichotomy is the basis of
There can be no pluralism in Israel's Jewish life.' The Chief Rabbinate.
the ideological split between Or-
thodox and Reform Judaism. "We
don't insist, in an authoritarian
manner, that Jews adhere strictly
to a code which we know that
they'll reject in practice," ex-
plains Rabbi Hirsch. "We don't
compartmentalize our value
system. For us, social and per-
sonal ethics are as relevant, as the
ritual demands of Judaism."
For Reform Jews, kalacha is ho-
ly but evolutionary, a progressive
revelation which each generation
interprets in the light of its own
FOR THE Orthodox, "chang-
ing kalacha would be the beginn-
ing of Christianity," according to
Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira.
"Anyone who doesn't believe in
the kalacha, doesn't believe in
Torah. And anyone who doesn't
believe in Torah is a non-believer.
It's our Torah that has kept us
alive for 2,000 years."
The Orthodox, charges Rabbi
Hirsch, are using kalacha as "a
blind to shut out the light of the
secular world," when it should be
"a radiant beam to illuminate in-
dividual and collective behavior
with the distinctive value of
Jewish tradition."
The Sabbath, he continues,
should be "a day for capturing a
glimpse of eternal peace ... not
for sanctimonious stone-
throwing." Judaism's "sensitivity
to sexual mores should not
become a pretext for avoiding na-
tional service Jewish mothers
should not be forced to have un-
wanted children .. Those who
purport to speak in the name of
Judaism should not be disengaged
from problems of social and
economic justice."
secures its foothold in the coun-
try, it is beginning to speak out.
The country's Reform leaders
were at the forefront of an inten-
sive lobbying campaign earlier
this year against amending the
Law of Return the issue
popularly known as "Who Is A
Jew" whose effect would be to
deny the Reform movement
The amendment was defeated
by 62 votes to 51, thus "vin-
Continued on Page 11
Black Players Put Through Hoops in Israel
To Emerge As Overblown (Converted?) Jews
Jews, it is generally
agreed, are a competitive
race. But while we excel in
commerce, science and the
arts, even the martial arts,
we have been rather less ac-
they nonchalantly lean over
the net and pop the ball in
complished in the field
and there is, I think,
something symbolic in the
fact that one of Israel's
most popular sports, basket-
ball, is not a field game at
all, but an indoor game.
But then is it not written that
our uncle Esau (whom we have
since disowned) was "a man of the
field," while our forefather Jacob
"was a plain man, dwelling in
tents." It would seem that we not
only dwell in tents, but play in
them, and with limited success at
OUR MENTAL agility has
stood in the way of our physical
agility. Comforting ourselves with
King Solomon's adage that "the
race is not to the swift," we have
left swiftness to horses and
regard the fact that we are less
rich in Olympic medalists than
Nobel laureates with a certain
amount of equanimity. One cannot
win all of the prizes, and one
shouldn't want to.
It is otherwise in Israel. Israelis
(to adapt a saying of the first Vis-
count Samuel) are like other Jews,
only more so. They do not go in
for fun and games, just for the fun
of the game. Rather, they are
earnest and purposeful and plan
to win and so, failing to convert
Jews into sportsmen, they have
taken to converting sportsmen in-
to Jews.
In basketball, hardly a season
passes without some black player
being put through the hoops, to
emerge as a fully-blown, or even
over-blown Jew. Maccabi Tel
Aviv, in particular, has a larger
proportion of new Jews on its
team than Mrs. Thatcher has of
old Jews on hers, and converts
like Earl Williams and Aulcie
Perry have become national
EACH OF THEM is said to be
as good as any two Israeli players,
but then they're about the size of
any two Israeli players, and while
the natives have to hop, skip and
jump to score a basket, the
newcomers nonchalantly lean
over the net and pop the ball in.
The Jew-making policy has
clearly paid off, for Israeli basket-
ball has become a force to be
reckoned with nationally and in-
ternationally. When Israel beat
Russia last year, no one declared a
national holiday, but it was never-
theless treated as one, and people
spoke of it as another, and no less
wondrous, Entebbe.
No such triumphs have been
claimed by Israeli soccer, and
none are anticipated, and after
the debacle of the Israeli team in
the World Cup there were people
who felt the government, or at
least the rabbinate, should have
proclaimed a fast.
It must be said that Jews are
not at their best when it comes to
their feet, if only because they are
naturally inclined to use their
THIS, added to the traditional
antipathy towards field games,
has created a handicap which few
Israeli soccer players have been
able to surmount. Hapoel Haifa
has therefore followed the prece-
dent of Maccabi Tel Aviv and has
imported a first-class player in the
person of Peter Lorimer of Leeds
One has to be an Israeli to play
on the national team and, as the
quickest way of becoming Israeli
is to become Jewish, Lorimer
went to New York and, after go-
ing through the prescribed rituals
of immersion and circumcision, he
has arrived in the Holy Land as
Alon Ben-Avraham.
As Lorimer is Scottish, and as
the Scots widely believe
themselves to be the chosen race,
I am not sure if the conversion
was, strictly speaking, necessary,
and, in a sense, he can now claim
to be a Jew twice over.
I have often admired his playing
over the years. He is a zealous and
dedicated sportsman, and he will
no doubt give his heart and soul to
the game, especially as he has
already given something of his
body. Israeli soccer will never be
the same again.
tance as a Jew by the Ministry of
the Interior will, I should imagine,
be regarded ruefully by a Miss
Shoshana Miller. She, too, is a
convert, but although she has
been an earnest student of
Judaism for the past 20 years, and
came on aliya in fulfillment of her
religious beliefs, the Ministry of
the Interior has refused to
register her as a Jewess, on the
grounds that she was not con-
verted by an Orthodox rabbi.
Neither, of course, was
Lorimer, but he, as I said, is a
Scot, and a soccer international.
Miss Miller may, for all I know,
also be of Scottish origin, but she
does not play soccer, or even
basketball. Perhaps she should
take up hockey.
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Israel Chief Rabbinate:
'No Pluralism in Israel'
AJCommittee Deplores Omission Of
Ethnic Groups From July 4th Ceremony
The American Jewish Commit-
tee, in a letter to President
Reagan, deplored the omission of
several major ethnic groups from
a July Fourth ceremony in which
12 distinguished foreign-born
Americans received the Medal of
jherty as part of the Statue of
,iberty celebration. The Commit-
tee called on the President to urge
the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
'ommission to add represen-
tatives of the ethnic groups that
had been omitted to its of Medal
In its letter from Irving M.
I.evine, director of AJC's Na-
tional Affairs Department and its
Institute for American Pluralism,
the Committee said: "Whether it
was an oversight or insensitivity
on the part of the Commission, the
failure to include 'distinguished
Americans' of Italian, Irish,
Polish, Greek, and other ethnic
backgrounds conveys the message
that certain ethnic groups contrib-
tued less than others."
Taking a long day's journey into
peace, actor Jack Lemmon has
been named honorary president of
the world's first International
Peace Park, it is announced by
Alan Freidberg, executive direc-
tor of the Jewish National Fund of
Greater New York, sponsors of
the project.
The International Peace Park
will be situated in the Israel-
Kgypt border area of Ezuz and
commemorates the Camp David
Accord. The nations of the world
are being invited to send flora and
fauna to "The Garden of the Na-
tions," one of the major sections
of the Park to be "greened" out of
the Negev desert.
Lemmon, a two-time Academy
Award winner and Tony nominee
for his Broadway performance in
Long Day's Journey Into
Night,' plans to tour the play in
London, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem,
at which time he will participate in
ground-breaking ceremonies for
the International Peace Park.
Officers and Board of Directors
of the National Council of
Jewish Women convened in New
York June 17-19 and issued a
statement which urges the U.S.
Congress to support legislation
that assures fair and equitable pay
for women.
The statement notes: "While
women in other Western in-
dustrial nations have increased
their earning power, women in
the United States still earn only
54 percent of men's wages, just as
they did in 1939. At the same
ime, women now represent 60
>ercent of the work force, and the
umber of families dependent on
/omen for their economic sur-
vival continues to grow."
A federal court of appeals deci-
sion barring the city of Birm-
ingham, Mich, from displaying a
creche, or nativity scene, on its Ci-
ty Hall lawn should help clear up
some of the confusion surroun-
ding the placement of religious
ymbols on public property, says
(the American Jewish Congress.
The appeals court ruling,
Upholding a U.S. district court fin-
ng, was handed down June 11 by
e United States Court of Ap-
8 for the Sixth Circuit, in a
ase brought by the American
ivil Liberties Union and Nicki
evin, a resident of Birmingham,
ainst the Michigan city.
The appellate tribunal held that
* city's practice of displaying an
unadorned creche on the City Hall
each Christmas season represents
an endorsement of a particular
religion and therefore is
Tel Aviv University's Film and
Television Department captured
the grand prize at the First Inter-
national Student Film Festival in
a competition among 43 film
schools from around the world.
An international jury headed by
Brian Wenham, director of pro-
grams for the BBC, gave
honorable mention to the
Hochschule fur Fernsehen und
Film of Munich, West Germany,
and to Poland's Leon Schiller Na-
tional School of Film, Television
and Theater.
Films made by TAU students
also took top honors for the best
documentary film shown at the
festival ("The Tracker," directed
by Ido Sela) and the best long fic-
tional film ("Night Movie,"
directed by Gur Heller).
The grand prize, consisting of
$50,000 in production facilities in
Israel donated by Golan-Globus
Productions and 50,000 feet of
developing facilities donated by
United Studios, was awarded to
the TAU film school.
Actor Jack Lemmon is
honorary president of the In-
ternational Peace Park spon-
sored by the Jewish National
Fund of Greater New York.
Elie Wieael, chairman of the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council,
presented the First Prize in the
Council's 1986 National Writing
Contest to Sara Silver, an 11th
grade student at the Yeshiva of
Flatbush High School, Brooklyn,
N.Y. The award was made on
June 9 in Washington.
The contest, sponsored by the
Council each year, stimulates
students to learn about the
Holocaust and to reflect on its
lessons for modern society. More
than 800 students nationwide sub-
mitted fiction, non-fiction, poetry
or dramatic essays that answered
the question, "What Does the
Holocaust Mean to Me?" Final en-
tries were reviewed by a panel of
judges composed of scholars,
teachers and writers, and chaired
by Prof. Harry J. Car gas of
Webster University, St. Louis,
Histadruth Ivrith of America is
sponsoring its annual Hebrew
Week, from July 6 to 13 at
Kiamesha Lake in New York.
The annual retreat of Hebraists
features symposia, lectures and
discussions twice daily pertaining
to Hebrew literature and culture,
Jewish education and the State of
Rabbi Dr. Zvi A. Yehuda, pro-
fessor of Judaic Studies, and Dr.
Moshe Shulvass, professor of
Jewish history, will be this year's
Emunah Women of America
paid tribute to outstanding
chapters and volunteers at its an-
nual donor luncheon June 18 in
the New York Hilton.
"The whole is truly the sum of
its parts," said Beverly Segal, na-
tional president, as she
acknowledged fund-raising efforts
of Emunah's local chapters and
the women who had earned the
organization's Ayshet Chayil
Awards for 1986.
The luncheon, chaired by liana
Stern Kabak, featured Kenneth
Jacobson as guest speaker.
Jacobson, Director of the Inter-
national Affairs Department and
Director of the Middle Eastern
Affairs Department of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, discussed prospects for
war and peace in the Middle East.
Continued from Page 10
dicating the position of Reform
Judaism that religious matters,
especially those affecting the
Diaspora should not be discussed
within the framework of the
Knesset," according to Hirsch.
Diaspora community represen-
tatives emphatically
demonstrated their support of
Reform Judaism's fight to but-
tress the role of the movement by
passing a series of resolutions at
the World Zionist Congress and
Jewish Agency Assembly in June
while Orthodox delegates walk-
ed out of the hall in protest.
Reform movement members
and rabbis are increasingly invited
to speak on Israel radio and televi-
sion, giving their views on sub-
jects ranging from religious con-
version to the status of women,
from the projected building of the
Mormon center in Jerusalem to
the "Jewishness" of Ethiopian
IN FACT, Reform Jews joined
the Ethiopians in a series of
demonstrations held last fall to
protest the Chief Rabbinate's in-
sistence that Ethiopians wanting
to marry undergo a ritual immer-
sion to remove any doubt regar-
ding their Jewishness.
The Reform view is consistently
pluralistic and often contrary to
the halachic ruling of the Chief
Rabbinate. The Reform emphasis
is on the integration of Jewish
values with western humanistic
thought, with its inherently
democratic character, its concern
for social and economic justice and
its freedom of expression.
Democracy and openness are
basic characteristics of Judaism,
too, argues Rabbi Hirsch. "The
divergent opinions expressed in
the Talmud, the adopting of
minority opinions by later genera-
tions, the communal responsibility
for the well-being of the in-
dividual, the attitudes toward the
poor and toward education
these are all traditional
characteristics of Judaism," he
says. "To maintain the country's
Jewish character, therefore, we
must maintain its democratic
character. A democratic Jewish
society must make choices."
FLEXIBILITY and innovation
in interpreting halacha are
necessary in a modern secular
state, he continues. "Unfor-
tunately, the Chief Rabbinate
renders its halachic decisions as if
we were living in an 18th Century
European ahtetl."
Rabin Says Israel Taking
Precautions Against Syria Attack
JERUSALEM (JTA) Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin declared that Israel will take all necessary precau-
tions against a potential attack by Syria next fall, possibly
close to the 13th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.
Rabin, addressing the annual meeting of the Jewish
Agency Assembly here, was responding to a report in the
highly authoritative British weekly, Jane's Military, that
Syria is planning to attack Israel next Oct. 14.
IT IS THE DAY after Yom Kippur and the date on
which Yitzhak Shamir will take over as Prime Minister
from Shimon Peres under the unity coalition government's
rotation of power agreement.
Rabin said Israel would not contribute to any deteriora-
tion of the situation with Syria but would follow its defense
policy which is based not solely on deterrence but on its
ability to deliver a decisive blow to its enemies.
Senior military sources here said they had no idea
where Jane's information originated. But they stressed
that the potential for war with Syria exists and that every
change of season is usually accompanied by developments
which increase tension
As the Reform movement in the
country grows more vigorous and
insistent, it is questioning the
nature of the discrimination of
which it is victim.
"The Orthodox rabbinate is not
interested in preserving halacha
so much as in preserving its con-
trol over halacha," wrote
American non-Orthodox leaders
in a recent position paper.
"They've consistently used the
State of Israel as an instrument to
achieve through political power
what they are unable to win
through moral persuasion."
Whether the implacable Or-
thodox opposition to Reform
Judaism is politically or spiritually
motivated, Reform Judaism feels
itself equal to the fight.
"OUR RIGHT to be in Israel, to
express ourselves and to develop
our movement is unconditional."
says Rabbi Hirsch. "It's not
dependent on our numbers or our
popularity, nor on the goodwill of
the established rabbinate or the
religious parties, Non-Orthodox
Jewish movements comprise the
vast majority of religiously-
affiliated Jews in the world today.
Without us, there is no KUU
Yisrael (unity of the people of
Israel). And the more intense our
relationship with the country, the
more acute the moral dilemmas
appear to be so the more essen-
tial it is for Reform Judaism to
confront them."
Suspended Sentences
For Pro-Palestinians
GENOA (JTA) Four pro-
Palestinian West Germans were
given three-month suspended
sentences for having disrupted
the opening session of the Achille
Lauro trial last week. The four
shouted pro-Palestinian slogans
as the trial of the hijackers started
in the Genoa criminal court.
Petra Haack, 32, of Kiel,
Gabrielle Scharenberg, 25, and
Dirk Zieseniss, 24, both of
Hanover, and Wolfgang Struwe
of Bielefeld, were found guilty of
"disruption of justice" Monday.
Judge Lino Monteverde, who
heads the court dealing with the
Achille Lauro hijacking, acquitted
the four West Germans of more
serious charges of advocating
"terrorist methods," for which
the state prosecutor had asked
they be given four-year prison
sentences to be followed by their
expulsion from Italy.
South County Jewish Federation
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An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
Camp is off to a fantastic start
and the forecast for the rest of the
summer is more fun and excite-
ment. The week was highlighted
by a visit to our Pre-Schoolers
from Mama Clown. As part of our
Public Safety and Awareness Pro-
gram our Pre-Schoolers saw
Strong Kids, Safe Kids, an ex-
cellent video stressing the
guidelines for dealing with
The whole Camp was treated to
the frantic escapades of the Fan-
tasy Fun Factory. Our Campers
looked forward to a visit from the
Israeli Scout Caravan, a group of
Israeli teenagers who performed
the songs and dances of Israel.
The Aquatics Program for this
Season is being directed by a
group of qualified Water Safety
Instructors that include: Director
Earl Everett, Assistant Director
Larry Goldberg, and Pool Staff
Karen Fisher, Melanie Gesoff, and
Lori Goldstein. Instructors em-
phasize water and pool safety and
mastery of swimming skills ap-
propriate to age and ability
(Left to right) David Sheriff, Camp Maccabee director, and Steven
Melcer, chairperson, Camp Committee, accept a donation from
Delray Ladies Auxiliary, Post No. 266 of the Jewish War
Veterans. Claire Newman, past department president and
chairperson of the Child Welfare Program and Roslyn Geringer,
president for two years, made the contribution to Camp Maccabee
so that an underprivileged child of a Jewish War Veteran could
attend Camp Maccabee.
Campers' progress is
documented on Swimming Skills
Cards that will be taken home at
the end of the session. Special
Programs for qualified Campers
include Snorkeling, Diving, Ad-
vanced Strokes, and Red Cross
Basic Water Safety.
The Staff is doing an excellent
job with David Sheriff and Bari
Stewart at the helm. You will stay
up to date with what's happening
in Camp Maccabee through the
Floridian. If you have any ques-
tions or concerns, please call us at
the Levis JCC.
West Palm Singles' have in-
vited us to join them at the FREE
Reggae Festival at the Airport
Hilton, 1-95 and Southern Blvd.
Sunday, July 13, 1-5 p.m. Dutch-
Treat Barbeque, drinks, Swimm-
ing, Jet Skiing, and Windsurfing
available. Call Eva, 832-5157 for
Happy Hour at the Bounty
Lounge in the Holiday Inn, 1950
Glades Road and 1-95, Tuesday,
July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bountiful
Buffet (enough for Dinner) and
Cash Bar. Members: No
charge/Non-Members: $3.
Bunney Brenneman, Editor of
Single Living, will be telling
"Everything you always wanted
to know about Personal Ads."
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m. at
the JCC. Refreshments.
Members: No Charge/Non-
Members: $2.
Your surrogate Jewish Mother
invites you to have Shabbat Din-
ner with the family at Ma
Glockner's Restaurant, 7521
North Federal Highway (IVi miles
An Israeli Emissary
For Camp Maccabee
Hagit Goldring, 24, of Kirat
Tivon. Israel, responded to an ad
in an Israeli newspaper
winter and as a result, she is spen-
ding the summer as B <>< liha
(emissary) at Camp Maccabee in
Boca Raton. **I felt that my
talents were in Israeli culture,
ifically folk dance." An inter
view in Jerusalem followed and
then there were try-outs in folk
dance. From over 2,000 ap-
plicants, Hagit became one of 300
finally selected to assist in Jewish-
American summer camps.
She explained that there was a
four-day orientation in Israel. She
learned what to expect in the
United States the cultural and
food differences, the new dances,
how to work with different age
groups and how to behave.
Hagit's decision to work with
children is part of the future that
she has selected for herself. In
Israel, she is an education student
training to work with seven- to
twelve-year-old children, she is
also a biology major. Dance is
Hagit's hobby. She is part of an
amateur Israeli folk dance troupe
who entertain throughout Israel
and perform each summer in
European folk festivals.
Hagit is one of four children, all
girls. Two of her sisters are mar-
ried and her sister Amira, who is
23, is still at home. "It's terrific.
We are close because she is only
one year behind me." Three of the
sisters are in education and Amira
is completing her tour of duty in
the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Hagit recently completed her IDF
obligation too, having served in
the Air-Force.
The Goldring family was involv-
ed in a family-run business, until
her father's health forced him into
semi-retirement recently.
When she returns to Israel in
September (after some travel to
the West Coast), Hagit will com-
plete her last year of school. She
intends to work for one year then
and earn enough money to con-
Hagit Goldring, Israeli Sh 'liha at
Camp Maccabee.
tinue her studies in dance. Hagit
said that she takes care of all of
her own educational expenses.
Because this is Hagit's first trip
to the USA, she has been asked
repeatedly for initial impressions.
"Everything is so calm here, so
slow. .. There is no time for
yourself in Israel. Here, in the
afternoons, I have time just for
myself." -T.R.H.
For information on all the
JCC programs call the center
at 395-5546.
South of Linton), Boca Raton, Fri-
day, July 25, 7 p.m. Choice of
chicken, Scrod, Fish and Chips
. complete Dinner for $10 in-
cluding Tax and Tip. We'll bless
the candles and have Kiddush
(JCC treating!). There is no
Singles' Service this month.
Please reserve for Dinner,
Paula has graciously offered to
have a Wine and Cheese Party at
her home. Saturday, July 26, 7:30
p.m. Please call Paula for reserva-
tions and directions, 487-2171.
Members: $1/Non-Members: $3.
Come play the game "Quest
for the Ideal Mate," created by
the noted Author and Lecturer,
Shirl Solomon, Thursday, July 10,
7:30 p.m. The Board Game has
been bought by the Avalon Hill
Co., (Producers of Dr. Ruth's Sex
Games). At the JCC.
Refreshments. Members: $l/Non-
Members: $3.
Happy Hour at the Bounty
Lounge in the Holiday Inn, 1950
Glades Road and 1-95, Boca
Raton, Bountiful Buffet (enough
for Dinner) and Cash Bar.
Wednesday. July 16, 5:30-7:30
p.m. Members: No Charge/Non-
Memhers: $8.
We'll have a different formal
this e for our very popular
discussion (60 people in June!).
Sunday. July 20, 7:30-8 p.m. Wine
and mum hi.- and socializing. 8
p.m. Small Group Discussions on
the topii
"What 1- Love.'" and "What do
you think of having a serious af-
fair or marriage with a younger
At 9 p.m. we'll reassemble as a
large group for coffee and cake.
Members: $1/Non-Members: $3.
Join your "Family" for Shabbat
Dinner at Ma Glockner's
Restaurant, 7251 N. Federal
Highway, Boca Raton (1V miles
South of Linton). Choice of
Chicken, Scrod, Fish and Chips,
complete Dinner for $10 in-
cluding Tax and Tip. We'll bless
the candles and have Kidduch
(JCC treating!). There are no
Singles' Services this month.
Please reserve for Dinner,
395-5546. Friday, July 25, at 7
J.C.C. Swimming Pool Schedule Summer '85
Monday-Thursday Noon-7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Sunday-10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Membership Card* are Required
To use The,Levls J.C.C. Facilities....
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Yossi Hillel, The Madrich (leader) with the Israel Boy- and
Girl-Scout Friendship Caravan '86 which performed one
hour of songs and dances of Israel. The show was a unique
and delightful way to introduce Israeli culture to the Camp
Maccabee participants.
South County Jewish Federation Campaign Director,
Harry Grossman poses with Edan Eyal, a Friendship
Caravan participant from Kfar Sava. The city is the South
County Project Renewal sister city, which is soon to be
visited by a Community Leadership Mission leaving Sept.
21 for Israel.
Boca Resident Brian J. Sherr
Named Federation President
For Greater Fort Lauderdale
Boca Raton resident, Brian J.
Sherr, senior partner in the law
irm of Sherr, Tiballi and Fayne
n Corporate Drive in Fort
.auderdale, was recently installed
Br the second term of office as
resident of the Jewish Federa-
ion of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
he installation took place at the
ederation's Annual Meeting held
i May at the Jewish Community
Center Soref Hall on West
lunrise Boulevard in Plantation.
[According to the meeting co-
lairpersons, Alvera A. Gold of
tea Raton and Steven Lewin of
l>rt Lauderdale, "More than 200
Immunity leaders were on hand
Ipay tribute to Sherr for his un-
ling work and heartfelt devotion
I Federation president and his
Itstanding efforts on behalf of
fc Federation/United Jewish Ap-
pl campaign."
fherr who completed his first
|m as Federation president, has
|o served as campaign co-
kirman, Federation vice presi-
iit and founder and chairman of
ft Attorney's Division.
m graduate of Rutgers Universi-
and Boston University, where
I received his Juris Doctor,
Vrr has been an active member
Fort Lauderdale's civic and
ural community serving as
sident of Jewish Family Ser-
I for two years, vice president
he Florida Chamber Orchestra
professional service chairman
Brian J. Sherr
of the United Way.
He was the recipient of the 1982
Young Leadership Award and the
Esther Lowenthal Community
Service Award presented by
Jewish Family Service in 1983.
In a special ceremony, Sherr's
wife, Janet, and daughter, Alexa,
made a poignant address as part
of the installation.
Other Board members from
Boca Raton include Mark Levy,
vice president, Alvera Gold,
Women's Division executive vice
president of campaign, Jordan
Snyder, Advisory Board, and
Albert Garnits, past president.
Mark Sutton is Eugene and Wayne LeGette is his brother Stanley as they discuss girls in the
intimacy of their room in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
'Yiddishe Knaitch' Missing From
Entertaining 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'
"Eugene is a terrific kid,"
Stanley declares after learning
how his brother defended him
despite his losing $17 of the
family's food money in a poker
Eugene also turns out to be a
"terrific writer" in the brilliant
embodiment of Neil Simon who
presently delights us with his
greatest Play, Brighton Beach
Memoirs, now at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre. It is a hilarious,
semi-autobiographical monument
to Jewish family life that is warm
and touching to contemplate, even
in its pathos.
This "deja vu" of a crowded
middle class household is so filled
with Jewish nuances that it con-
jures us precious memories. We're
overwhelmed with the realization
that our lives can be so lovingly
captured and interpreted. That's
what I felt when I first saw the
play two years ago at the Parker
Playhouse when it was brought
down for its national tour with
director Gene Saks at the helm. It
held me spellbound in the reality
of events as well as the
characters' interaction which
seemed to be an extension of my
own life.
This is an ethnic play, universal
in its theme that is applicable to
anyone who will scratch its sur-
face. But, it is first and foremost a
yiddish play!
The present production at the
Royal Palm Dinner Theatre has all
the lines and all the laughs as well
as an excellent acting ensemble.
However, the heart of the play has
been removed. In his attempt to
create a generally popular accep-
tance of the production, director
Bob Bogdanoff has created a
Jewish home sanitized of its
What went wrong can only be
seen in the interpretive stamp
that a director can place on a pro-
duction to change its character.
Bogdanoff, noted as an outstan-
ding director at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre has been an ex-
ceptional influence on the many
fine productions he's boarded in
that jewel-like theatre. This is one
time that his interpretation has
seriously lessened the impact of a
Neil Simon wrote of his own
Polish immigrant family consis-
tent with their inherent traits
whether praiseworthy or not
traits that included family devo-
tion, a fierce sense of pride and a
reliance on tradition. This present
production is so lacking in Jewish
ethnicity, so devoid of "yid-
dishkeit" that its blandness has
caused the play to lose much of its
distinction making Eugene's one
liners and clever repartee its only
major and memorable aspect. It
has simply become a funny
depression play with some
background family struggles and
the hilarious humor of a growing
tumescent young man on his way
to genius (Neil Simon).
In no way was I looking for
broad caricature or deep accents.
At the same time, there are simp-
ly no vocal inflections, no body
movements, no gestures that
would allow for recognition that
this is a Jewish family.
Despite the sense of loss for me,
his version of Brighton Beach
Memoirs is still a brilliant and
entertaining play. All of Neil
Simon's words are there, all the
laughs and it still has its emo-
tionally moving moments.
The entire cast is first rate in its
performances. The midwestern
Americanized manners and ex-
pressions of Mona Jones, who
does a fine job, are simply not con-
sistent with "Yiddishe Mama"
despite her obsession with
cleanliness and quickness to lay on
the guilt. Miller Lide as "Papa" is
no patriarch." Cleansed of his
Jewishness with his midwestern
accent, he manages to hold the
family together by suffering two
jobs that almost bring to a
The struggling Jewish
household contains two families in
crowded circumstances trying to
get through the depression.
Widowed sister Blanche (Mimi
Carr) and her two girls Nora (Jen-
nifer Cook) and sickly young
Laurie (Rebecca Trotsky).are forc-
ed to live on the generosity of the
Jeromes and their two sons,
Stanley (Wayne LeGette) and
Eugene (Mark Sutton). In this
overcrowded residence, dignity
and love still reign. Disappoint-
ments and tensions almost turn
sister against sister and makes
children sullenly defiant of
parents before reconciliations
take place.
Neil Simon speaks through
Eugene, brilliantly portrayed by
newcomer Mark Sutton. He's the
lusting young narrator constantly
put upon, the wisecracking
teenager who chronicles his life in
a notebook as he struggles
through adolescence.
Quick-witted and sharply obser-
vant, he manages to make A's in
school despite constantly running
errands for Mom, taking out the
garbage, being quieiea or sinter-
ing blame for whatever might go
wrong. Between his troubled
family, the shared close intimacy
with his brother and the distant
secret adoration he feels for his
cousin Nora, he's slowly learning
what life is all about.
Tim Bennett's crowded four-
room set strains the space of the
Royal Palm Stage yet adds a
tenseness to the lives of the
families as they maneuver to live
among the clutter. Brighton
Beach Memoirs is Neil Simon at
his greatest, yet this interpreta-
tion, despite its success, leaves
much to be desired from a Jewish
viewpoint. Two other major stag-
ings planned for this season will
hopefully have more realistic
Brighton Beach Memoirs is at
the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre,
308 Golfview Drive, Boca Raton
and will play through Aug. 10.
Tickets for dinner and show range
from $26.85 to $80.86. For
vations call 426-2211.

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 11, 1986
A Visit To Austria During The Elections
Editor's Note: The following
recollections of a trip to Austria
were presented to congregants at
Temple Beth El during recent Fri-
day evening services. Marianne
Bobick, former South County
Jewish Federation president was
the visitor.
As some of you may know, I was
born in Vienna and for two years
survived the Nazi occupation,
witnessing several atrocities com-
mitted against Jews. Seeing these
acts through a child's eyes, and 46
years have not diminished the
Some months ago one of my
daughters, who would be travell-
ing through Europe this summer,
asked if I would meet her in Vien-
na. She wanted to see for herself
where I lived, went to school
the seeming driving force of her
generation to look for roots. Don-
na is 28 years old, a law school stu-
dent in San Francisco. We arrang-
ed to meet in Vienna on June 1.
What follows are my reactions
and impressions, without conclu-
sions; for, having returned only
one week ago yesterday, I have
not sorted it all out in my own
The taxi driver on the trip from
the airport to the hotel asked the
following question, which during
the next 10 days was to be asked
of me many times: "Are the
Americans staying away from
Austria because of Waldheim or
because of Chernobil?" Odd, isn't
it, that terrorism was never ques-
tioned? Or is it the same reason
that of the three airports through
which I passed, Vienna's airport
had minimal security, even though
a terrorist massacre occurred
there some months ago?
The presidential election was
held on June 8. Throughout the ci-
ty political posters were
displayed. Who, I wondered,
painted the Swastikas on a majori-
ty of Waldheim's posters, and why
did I experience the feeling of deja
I have a first cousin living in
Vienna. There were 27 first
cousins, five survived. She was
the oldest, I the youngest. She is
now 74 years old and returned to
Vienna from England 10 years
ago. We sat that evening at the
cocktail lounge at the Hotel
Sacher. I was anxious to hear
about everything. I mentioned the
words "Jewish Community"
she shrank in her chair, glanced
about to see who was within ear-
shot and answered in hushed
tones. Why did I get the feeling of
deja vu?
Valerie, my cousin, asked if we
would like to attend Shabbat ser-
vices with her. I forced my
paranoia to the pit of my stomach
and accepted. However, I sug-
gested to Donna that since it
would be the day before elections
and the Austrian community
blamed the Jews for the "un-
justified attack" on their
presidential candidate, that it
might be dangerous and she not
go. Her reply was "if there is one
thing I will do, it is to attend shul
We attended services at the one
synagogue not burned by the
Nazis, which was built in the
1800's. declared a historical land-
mark by the Austrian govern-
ment. The street was blocked off
at both ends with military
vehicles, a soldier with a sub-
machine gun was stationed on
foot by each vehicle and another
by the front door. We were stop-
ped, questioned and searched as
we entered the building. No deja
vu this time, but a flashback of the
last time I attended services at
Beth El, in beautiful, free
Donna wanted to see the house
where I grew up, and the school I
attended across the street. On the
school building I was amazed to
see a plaque, without authorship,
which was not there three years
ago, simply stating: "This is to
commemorate the 40,000 Jewish
citizens who were assembled in
this building on the way to the
death camps." Who placed this
sign? Was it the Jewish communi-
ty? Why did it take over 40 years?
And whenever I spoke German,
like a Vienese native, I would be
asked, "How does an American
speak such perfect German?" And
the dozens of inquirers never con-
tinued the conversations when I
answered that I was born in Vien-
na. Noone wanted to hear the
reasons or circumstances under
which I might have left they
were obviously afraid of my
To show Donna Austria, I book-
ed tours. As in other countries the
tour guides are certified by the
Tourism Ministry. We took four
tours with four different guides.
All of them were very well-versed
in Austrian history, they told
about the two sieges by the Turks
and how the Turks massacred
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Austrian history right up through
the reign of Kaiser Franz Joseph.
That was it! According to them
the history of Austria ceased 60
years ago. What kind of peo-
ple cannot come to terms with
their own history? Is it guilt,
shame or arrogance?
What of the moral issues and
priorities? The scandal circulating
in Vienna was not the charges
against Waldheim, but a news
item which accused his adversary,
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Deja vu Never again! Perhaps
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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 L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
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
Jewish Federation, 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. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
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Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 15
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Temple Emeth Breaks Ground
For Major Expansion
Ground was broken for the third
time in 12 years at Temple
Emeth, Sunday, June 22, to once
again expand the synagogue's
overburdened physical facilities.
Construction of the new
6,750-square-foot annex will begin
almost immediately, with comple-
tion anticipated by the year's end.
The $500,000 annex will be
somewhat round in shape like the
present building, and will be con-
nected by a 109-foot canopy. A
Central room in the addition, with
a stage and small kitchen, will
seat some 250 congregants. The
one-story annex will also house:
general offices, a library, a sitting
area, a lecture room, the financial
office, a computer room and
special overnight accommodations
for the Rabbi and Cantor.
Spokesperson for the
synagogue, Murray Blinder, said
that because Temple Emeth has
been growing at the rate of over
100 members a year, the facility
will accommodate growth for only
the next three to five years. The
synagogue's spiritual leader, Rab-
bi Elliot J. Winograd, predicted
that the synagogue's present
membership of 2,068 will increase
to 3,000 within the same period.
Blinder proudly proclaimed:
"we have the best Rabbi and Can-
tor in the United States." He also
noted that Temple Emeth has
been upgrading in every area
"religious, social and otherwise"
for the past three years. "I
think we've succeeded 99 percent
of the time," he said.
(Thirteen Years Ago
It all started 13 years ago, when
minyan was called for kaddish
t the home of Rose and Herman
lein. According to Rose Klein, a
leed was planted for the forma-
on of a temple in Delray Beach
t that minyan.
The group continued to meet in
dividuals' homes for the next
>ur years. At the same time, they
gan to fundraise, going door-to-
or in the Kings Point complex,
ventually, Friday night services
ime to be held at the Cason
ethodist Church Fellowship Hall
Delray Beach until
fcptember of 1977, when Temple
meth was completed with ap-
f-oximately 500 congregants.
mong the dignitaries atten-
ig this latest ground-breaking
tre: Florida State Senator Don
lilders; State Representative
>ve Press; state Senate can-
late Adele Messinger; United
lagogue Vice President, Alan
covitz; Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
Congregation Beth Ami and
Simon, president of Temple
Ishei Shalom.
Inshei Emuna Sisterhood will
Id their next board meeting,
ursday, July 31, 9 a.m. at the
fcagogue, 16189 Carter Rd.,
temple Beth Shalom
Urhood of Century Village
k will hold their next meeting,
iday, July 28,10:30 a.m. in the
Ground is broken for 6,750-square-foot annex at Temple Emeth by
Rabbi Winograd; George Borenstein, project chairman (left,); and
Lou Medwin, president of the congregation.
State Representative, Steve Press participates in festivities after
the ground-breaking ceremonies with fellow congregant, Ben
U.S. Senator Don Childers chats with congregants at a reception
following ground-breaking ceremonies.
Administration building. Special
boutique sales will be presented
during July and August meetings.
Refreshments will be served.
Congregation B'nai Israel ser-
vices during the month of July will
be conducted by members of the
congregation as follows: July 11
and 12, Renee and Joel Nadel; Ju-
ly 18 and 19, Malka Kornblatt; Ju-
ly 25 and 26, Harold Marron; Aug.
1, Michelle and Joe Wasch; and
Aug. 2, Reeda and Joe Frankfort.
All services are held at the Center
for Group Counseling, Boca Rio
Road. Friday evening, Sabbath
Services, 8 p.m., Saturday morn-
ing, Torah Study, 10:15 a.m.
The Kosher Konnection
The snow birds have left, but the* "Kosher Konnection" con-
tinues at Congregation Anshei Emuna, and it is THE place to be,
every weekday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Summer is a great time to change your lifestyle, and become a
part of the Kosher Konnection Family. Enjoy a morning of fun,
learning, making new friends, and having a delicious Kosher
lunch. Join this vital group, its easy just call NANCY at
495-0806, to make a reservation. Anyone over age 60 is eligible.
There is no fee, but participants are requested to make a contribu-
tion at each meal.
We also provide a most essential home delivered meal program
for persons who are unable to leave their homes and who cannot
prepare their own meals. For those who may need this service,
please call JILL, at 395-3640 for further details.
This program is offered jointly by the Jewish Family Service, a
division of the South County Jewish Federation, and the JCC of
West Palm Beach, in conjunction with a grant from the
Gulfstream Areawide Council on Aging.
VOLUNTEERS are needed to deliver meals to the homebound.
If you can do a Mitzvah and at the same time receive tremendous
self reward in return, call NANCY at 495-0806.
The Kosher Konnection is seeking a part time staff person for
the position of Kitchen Assistant, two days a week from 9 a.m.-l
p.m.. Must be able to lift and help with physical needs as well as
work with the food program. Please call NANCY at 495-0806.
B'nai Mitzvah
On Saturday, June 28, Oren
Guy Stern, son of Astar and Ken-
neth Stern, was called to the
Torah at Temple Beth El of Bora
Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
Oren is a 7th-Grade student at
Boca Raton Middle School, and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Simcha
were his brother, Adam; and
grandparents, Irene Stern of Ft.
Lauderdale and Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Regev of Miami. Mr. and Mrs.
Stem hosted a Kiddush in Oren's
honor following Shabbat morning
Fire Guts Famous Landmark
Mograbi Cinema, one of the oldest
in Tel Aviv and a famous land-
mark on the corner of Allenby
Road and Ben Yehuda Street, was
gutted by fire last week. Police
and firefighters said that
preliminary investigations appear
to rule out arson. The blaze broke
out in the upper balcony area,
when the building was empty,
shortly after the show ended.
Murray, 76, of Delray Beach, was originally
from New York. He is survived by his wife
Estelle; son Theodore, Robert and
Lawrence; brother Joseph Eisen; sister
Ruth Hellman; ten grandchildren and five
greatgrandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial Chapel).
Herman, 77, of Delray Beach, was originally
from Connecticut. He is survived by his wife
Ediene. (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
Dora, 91. of Delray Beach, was originally
from Austria. She is survived by her
daughters-in-law, Gladys Goldstein and
Phyllis; four grandchildren. (Beth Israel-
Rubin Memorial Chapel).
Lester, 76, of Delray Beach, was originally
from New York. He is survived by his wife
Lillian; son Michael; daughter Ronnie Stern;
brother Harold; sisters Doris Henner and
Grace Gartenlaub and five grandchildren
(Beth Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel).
Simon, 88, of Boca Raton, was originally
from Russia. He is survived by his wife
Florence; son Paul; daughters Sally and
Beverly; sister Ida; five granchildren and
two great-grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Memorial chapel).
Helena, 78, of Delray Beach, was originally
from Hungary. She is survived by her
daughter Barbara Rosen. (Gutterman-
Warheit Memorial Chapel).
Samuel T 87, of Boca Raton, was originally
from Russia. He is survived by his wife
Dora; son Murray; daughter Dorothy; four
irranchildren and one great-grandchild.
(Beth Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel).
Jerome, 65. of Boca Raton, was originally
from Pennsylvania. He is survived by his
wife Aline. (Gutterman-Warheit Memorial
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'Convert9 Stamp

Harish Said To Have Approved
The Interior Ministry's
order to stamp the identity
cards of Jewish converts in
Israel with the word
"converted" next to the
designation "Jewish" was
issued after consultation
with Attorney General
Yosef Harish, the Jerusalem
Post and Haaretz reported
last Thursday.
According to the reports, the
Attorney General saw this as the
only possible course for the In-
terior Ministry which was ordered
by the Supreme Curt to show
cause why it refused to register as
Jewish a recent American im-
migrant, Shoshana Miller, who
was converted to Judaism by a
Reform rabbi in the U.S. The At-
torney General is obliged to de-
fend government agencies in
THE MINISTRY'S action has
been fiercely denounced not only
by leaders of Reform and Conser-
vative Judaism in Israel and the
U.S. but by a growing number of
Orthodox rabbis. Former
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Shlomo
Goren has declared flatly that the
ID card stamp was a violation of
halacha because it shamed con-
verts. Kfar Habad, the periodical
of Habad Hasidim in Israel, called
the practice a "disgrace."
The Interior Ministry, headed
by Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz of the
ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, had
intended to argue in court that the
only valid converts were those
whose conversion passed muster
by a Rabbinical Court. But that
would have meant circumventing
the Law of Return which iden-
tifies a Jew as anyone born of a
Setbacks For
NEW YORK Midwest ex-
tremists seeking to exploit the
farm crisis have been dealt new
setbacks, according to the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
Michael E. Schultz, chairman of
ADL's Civil Rights Committee,
cited "the strong repudiation" of
two right-wing gubernatorial can-
didates in the Republican primary
in Nebraska who received less
than 9,000 of 190,000 votes and
the conviction by a Colorado jury
of the publisher of a now defunct
anti-Semitic farm newspaper for
crimes connected with the
didates, Everett SUeven and Paul
Rosberg, had employed farm-
related issues in their campaigns.
He pointed out that SUeven, after
announcing his candidacy, spoke
at a rally in Nebraska sponsored
by an anti-Semitic paramilitary
organization, and Rosberg had of-
fered his campaign contributors
an anti-Semitic book.
The editor, Roderick "Rick"
Elliott, was convicted in May on
14 counts of theft and one of con-
spiracy in connection with more
than $200,000 in unpaid loans
made primarily to his anti-Jewish
"Primose and Cattleman's
Gazette" and to the National
Agricultural Press Association, an
extremist group Elliott says he
formed to combat farm
Previous ADL analyses of the
efforts of extremists in the farm
belt, including an ADL-
commissioned Louis Harris poll
conducted in Iowa and Nebraska
earlier this year, revealed that
their campaigns to scapegoat
Jews for the farm crisis have not
been successful.
Jewish mother or converted.
Harish, like his predecessor,
former Attorney General Yitzhak
Zamir, opposed the idea. It was
suggested instead that the ID
cards of converts would designate
Jewish nationality with the word
"converted" in parentheses.
But the practice, disclosed at a
Supreme Court hearing on the
Miller case, drew an avalanche of
protests. The Interior Ministry
was accused of trying by subter-
fuge to implement the "Who is a
Jew" amendment to the Law of
Return which has been repeatedly
voted down by the Knesset.
IN NEW YORK, Kenneth
Bialkin, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
warned in a statement that "The
internecine struggle in Israel
now intensified by the
mischievous and unacceptable
order requiring the legending of
Jews according to the quality of
their Jewish origin does serious
barm to the unitv of the Jewish
people and thus threatens the sup-
port that Israel enjoys from every
quarter of the Jewish world."
At the same time, Franklin
Kreutzer, international president
of the United Synagogue of
America, the association of 850
Conservative congregations in the
U.S. and Canada with a member-
ship of two million, declared that
"Conservative Jewry will reject
this second-class and worse type
branded citizenship and this ac-
tion will have dire negative conse-
quences on our attempts to in-
crease Conservative aliya."
Leader Blasts
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equality existed in the past. The
new twist is that a Reform
chaplain happens to be a woman."
"I find it deeply regrettable that
the Orthodox Rabbinical Council
of America has taken a stand
which further polarizes the Jewish
community, in this instance not on
the basis of new ideology but sole-
ly on the basis that Rabbi Julie
Schwartz is a female," the
Reform leader said.
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