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Volume 8 Number 26
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, August 8,1986
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B'nai B'rith Sponsors Federally-Funded Housing For Elderly
affordable housing is one of the
meet urgent needs of a steadily
aging American population
American Jewish elderly and
one Jewish organization has, for
15 years, sought to at least partly
meet that need by sponsoring
erection of apartment buildings
for the elderly.
Since 1971, B'nai B'rith Inter-
national has sponsored the con-
struction of 21 apartment
buildings for senior citizens, serv-
ing the housing needs of more
than 3,000 elderly Americans in
more than 15 communities in the
United States, Americans
fighting to make ends meet on fix-
ed incomes, according to Harvey
Gerstein, chairman of the B'nai
B'rith Senior Citizen Housing
The housing program is funded
through the Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development
(HUD), and the program depends
entirely on the expertise and in-
volvement of B'nai B'rith
volunteers who create and
develop these housing projects
Continued on Page 11
B'nai B'rith housing facilities are planned for
Deerfield Beach, Fla., and South Orange, N.J.
The Deerfield Beach facility will have 100 units.
The South Orange project will have 97 units. Con-
struction is under way on the Deerfield Beach
facility and construction of the South Orange
facility is expected to begin in 1987.
With Palestinians
Little Enthusiasm Over Peres' Meeting
There is little enthusiasm in the
territories over the meeting bet-
ween Premier Shimon Peres and a
group of 25 Palestinians from the
West Bank.
Hanna Seniora, who has the ap-
proval of both Israel and the PLO
to represent the Palestinians in
any future peace negotiations,
told the JTA that Israel was on
the wrong course by refusing to
deal directly with the PLO.
Seniora, an editor of the pro-
PLO East Jerusalem newspaper
Al-Fajr, had not been among
these invited to the meeting bet-
ween Peres and the Palestinians.
Seniora called the meeting a
reflection of misguided policy and
said he would be happy to meet
with Peres in order to tell him just
In the wake of this chilly recep-
tion, the meeting was not ex-
pected to be followed by im-
mediate political developments.
It was seen here as fulfilling a
pledge by Peres to King Hassan II
of Morocco to speak to "authen-
tic" Palestinians. The meeting
was also viewed as a part of an
ongoing process of weakening the
pro-PLO elements and
strengthening supporters of Jor-
dan in the territories.
Greek Anti-Semitism
'Widespread/ Poll Says
King Hassan II of Morocco meets Prime
Minister Shimon Peres at the Royal Summer
Palace at Ifrane in the Atlas Mountains,
Morocco on the first day of the Prime
Minister's visit. Photo by Government Press
Despite Claims
Israel's Trade With S. Africa Scant
Despite claims to the con-
trary, Israel's trade with
Sotith Africa is minute, and
Jewish opposition to apar-
theid is significant, an up-
dated study by the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation
The revised edition of the
popular monograph entitled
"Jews, Zionism and South
Africa," includes expanded infor-
mation on the response of the
South African Jewish Community
to apartheid. There is also a new
chapter on the infiltration and ex-
ploitation of the anti-apartheid
movement by anti-Israel forces.
The study was made by Yosef
Abramowitz, a member of the
B'nai B'rith Hillel National Stu-
dent Secretariat and a student at
Boston University, who, as a ma-
jor in international relations and
an intern at the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC), has done a great deal of
research on these issues. The
study was edited by Rabbi Stanley
Ringler, formerly the B nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation's director of
community affairs and develop-
ment. B'nai B'rith Hillel is a spon-
sor of this report.
The purpose of the study, says
Ringler, is to refute the fibelous
slogan of Zionism equals racism
from being spread around
American college campuses.
Continued on Page 10
Forty-one percent of the
respondents in an ex-
haustive survey of public
opinion perceived the ex-
istence of widespread anti-
Semitism in Greece. Fifty-
five percent believed a per-
sistent anti-Semitic allega-
tion that Jews control the
economy and political activi-
ty in Europe and America.
Only 36 percent disagreed and
nine percent had no opinion, ac-
cording to the survey conducted
by Eurodim and edited by Dr.
Panagioti Dimitras.
The survey, carried out in the
greater Athens area, where 35
percent of the Greek population
lives, noted that Greece is "a uni-
quely homogenous country"
where 98 percent of the citizenry
speaks the same language and
adheres to the same religion, the
Greek Orthodox faith.
The survey probed Greeks' trust
in values, institutions, organiza-
tions and professions. It found
that attitudes toward minorities
in general were based on political
partisanship rather than age, sex,
education, occupation, income or
degree of religious faith. Never-
theless, better educated
respondents tended to be less
racist than others.
It was also found that negative
attitudes toward Jews though
widespread across party lines,
diminished toward the left wing of
the political spectrum. Only 25
percent of the respondents who
belong to the conservative New
Democracy Party expressed trust
in Jews. For members of the rul-
ing Socialist Party it was 45 per-
Continued on Page 6
Ambassador Schifter, Representative Wilson To
Address Hadassah's 72nd National Convention
Richard Schifter, Assistant
Secretary of State for Human
Rights and Humanitarian Affairs,
and Rep. Charles Wilson of Texas
(D), a member of the House Ap-
propriations Committee, will ad-
dress the 72nd National Conven-
tion of Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of America,
to be held August 17-20 at the
Fontainebleau Hotel.
Ambassador Schifter, the State
Department's senior official for
human rights policy and a former
United States Representative to
the United Nations, will discuss
U.S. policy on human rights at the
Convention's opening banquet on
Sunday evening, August 17, in the
Grand Ballroom of the Fon-
tainebleau Hilton Hotel. The pro-
gram also features Israeli Am-
bassador to the United States
Meir Rosenne and Hadassah Na-
tional President Ruth W. Popkin.
Wilson, a member of the
Defense and Foreign Operations
Subcommittees of the House Ap-
propriations Committee, will ad-
dress the Convention's closing
luncheon on Wednesday, August
20, also in the Grand Ballroom.
Highlights of the Convention in-
clude an appearance by Am-
bassador Benjamin Netan aha,
Israel's Permanent Represen-
tative to the United Nations, who
will face a panel of top newsmen
at a special public affairs session.
Tuesday evening, August 19, in
the Grand Ballroom. He will be
questioned by Sander Vanocur,
ABC News Senior Correspondent
in Washington, Wolf Blitzer,
Washington Bureau chief of The
Jerusalem Post, and Michael
Putney, reporter and commen-
tator for WTVJ.
The annual meeting of the
largest Jewish women's organiza-
tion and the largest Zionist
Continued on Page 12

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 8, 1986
Needy Christians
They Helped Rescue
Jews in Holocaust
The director of a new foun-
dation to aid needy Chris-
tians who rescued Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust said many
of the rescuers live im-
poverished lives and face
persecution for their war-
time activities.
Eva Fogelman, director of the
Foundation to Sustain the
Righteous Christians, told the
JTA that the project aims to raise
funds to ease their living condi-
tions and provide a network of
social support for these neglected
heroes of European Jewry.
Founding chairman Rabbi
Harold Schulweis conceived the
idea after studying the impor-
tance of rescuers in terms of
educating about the Holocaust,
Fogelman said.
"IN ORDER for people not to
lose faith in humanity, they must
see that it was possible to main-
tain a sense of humanity during
the Holocaust," Fogelman said.
Schulweis has studied the
rescuers since the early 1960's
and Fogelman directs a rescuer
research project at the City
University of New York Graduate
Center for Social Psychology.
Both have met rescuers in
Israel, Canada, the U.S. and
Europe in the course of their
research and have learned first-
hand of their indigence and abuse,
Converts Need No
Reminders -Goren
former Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of
Israel, Shlomo Goren, elaborated
last week on his sharp criticism of
the Interior Ministry's new
regulation that requires the word
"converted" to be stamped next
to the designation "Jewish" on
the identity cards of converts to
Judaism in Israel.
Goren said on a radio interview
that the ruling was totally con-
trary to halacha, Jewish religious
law. According to halacha, one is
absolutely forbidden from putting
any stigma on a convert once the
conversion procedures are com-
pleted. "He should not be remind-
ed that he is a convert," Goren
both from Jewish and non-Jewish
Even in Israel, where rescuers
ostracized by their communities in
Europe for helping Jews
relocated, the 31 rescuers now liv-
ing there have not always been
hailed for their deeds. Just recent-
ly, Fogelman noted, the Knesset
voted to raise the scant pensions
for rescuers.
BUT MONEY is not the only
difficulty these Christians face in
the Jewish homeland. Fogelman
said she knows of several cases
where Jewish children in religious
neighborhoods taunted the
rescuers calling them "goyim"
and in one case physically attack-
ed and almost killed an 80-year-
old rescuer who converted to
Perhaps less astonishing, the
rescuers often conceal their war-
time activities from their
neighbors in European com-
munities for fear of this type of
abuse. Still others, who have not
been able to or chose not to con-
ceal their roles, have been ridicul-
ed for their "love of Jews" in
The first task of the foundation
will be locating the rescuers.
Some 4,000 appear on a list at Yad
Vashem in Jerusalem. Others can
be located through the
testimonies of survivor organiza-
tions to locate rescuers and
reunite them with the people they
fort of the foundation will also
seek out other social support
organizations to serve as extend-
ed families for lonely rescuers of
all countries.
Finally, the foundation will raise
funds to improve the living condi-
tions of the needy rescuers and
possibly sponsor a group of
rescuers to travel to Israel and be
reunited with survivors.
In a letter to the JTA, Schulweis
wrote, "While there are many
Holocaust memorials which
reverently preserve the memory
of the cremated victims and
record the villainy of the
persecutors, there is no Jewish
undertaking to look after the well-
being of these rescuers of our
Mazon, the Jewish philanthropic
group to combat hunger, recently
contributed the first grant of
$2,500 to the foundation.

Israel's Prime Minister Shimon Peres (second
from left) was presented with Yeshiva Univer-
sity 's Centennial Medallion at a reception and
dinner at the Knesset that climaxed the
university's centennial celebration in Israel.
Dr. Norman Lamm (second to right), Yeshiva
University president, welcomed the Prime
Minister while Ludwig Jesselson (right),
chairman of the executive committee of the
Board of Yeshiva University and treasurer of
the university's Board of Trustees, presented
the medallion to the Prime Minister. Herbert
Tenzer, chairman of the Board of Trustees,
was the master of ceremonies. The ceUbration
included a special gathering of more than
1,000 alumni at the Jerusalem Theater.
Israeli Supreme Court
Rules That 45 Black Hebrew Be Deported
Helen Suzman (center), member of the South African Parliament
and an international symbol of the struggle against apartheid, is
awarded the 1986 Roger E. Joseph Prize by Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The prize carries a $10,000
cash award which Mrs. Suzman will use to set up a fund to help
young black women in South Africa with their education. Left is
Burton M. Joseph, an honorary member of the Board of Gover-
nors ofHUC-JIR and donor of the Roger E. Joseph Prize. Right is
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president of HUC-JIR. Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation's oldest institu-
tion of higher Jewish studies. It trains rabbis, cantors, religious
school educators, communal workers and graduate and post-
graduate scholars at four campuses in Cincinnati, New York,
Los Angeles and Jerusalem,
Israeli Supreme Court has ruled
that 45 members of the Black
Hebrew sect living on expired
visas in Israel be deported in
The decision last Wednesday
came after Jacques Amir, Mayor
of Dimona, where an estimated
1,500 Black Hebrews have settl-
ed, voiced his frustration over
government inaction on the Black
Hebrews' presence.
The lawyer for the black
Hebrews, Mark Levy, declared
that the government's policy was
to eliminate the sect. But Interior
Ministry spokesman Yitzhak
Agassi reportedly said the coun-
try's policy is simply to expel all il-
legal aliens.
Earlier last week, Israeli police
arrested three sect members on
their way to surrender their
American passports to the U.S.
Consulate. This is a common tac-
tic used by the sect to become
stateless and increase pressure on
the Israeli government to allow
them to stay.
Amir said the Black Hebrews
had established a "state within a
state" in the past two decades and
they abide by their own laws, in-
cluding polygamy, and reject
Jewish State institutions.
The 45 Black Hebrews ordered
deported were arrested last April
and charged with working in
citrus groves without permits and
remaining in Israel with expired
The Black Hebrews are a
Chicago-based sect claiming to be
descended from one of the lost
tribes of Israel in Africa. But the
Israeli Supreme Court ruled n
1972 that the Black Hebrews were
not Jews and thus could not
become Israeli citizens under the
Law of Return.
The sect leader, a former
Chicago bus driver, Ben Ami
Carter, who calls himself the
Prince of Peace, directs the group
from Dimona. They live com-
munally in the U.S., Liberia and
Only 31 Jews Left
Russia In July
31 Jews left the Soviet Union in
July, the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry reported. The July
figure is the lowest monthly total
since October of 1984. This brings
the total for the first seven mon-
ths of 1986 to 417.
The sect preaches that blacks
are oppressed in America and pro-
mises salvation in Israel. Before
moving to Israel though, the
members usually spend two years
in Liberia which they liken to the
40 years of wandering in the
desert of Biblical times.
Earlier this year, Israel turned
away 26 Black Hebrews who
sought to enter the country as
tourists. The Israelis said they
really intended to join the sect in
Dimona and stay in the country
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She Was A Convert
Sister Benedicta, Who Spurs Carmelite
Convent At Auschwitz, Was Edith Stein
London Chronicle Syndicate
As the row over the building of a
Carmelite convent at Auschwitz
continues to rage, many Catholics
themselves have sharply criticized
the plan. Among them, Cardinal
Albert Decourtray, the Ar-
chbishop of Lyon, and the Cana-
dian Sister, Katherine Mac-
Donald, who not only heads the
Rome-based Sisters of Zion, but is
also president of the Internationa]
Union of Superiors General (an
umbrella organization of women's
religious orders), have talked of
the total lack of sensitivity to
Jewish feeling.
"We cannot but sympathize
with the feelings of most of the
Jewish community, who find it in-
tolerable that a large convent and
cross should be erected on what
they hold as a holy place," said
Sister Katherine. "Such a plan
shows ignorance of what the cross
has meant in Jewish history and
the bitter memories it still
THE CARMELITE provincial
in Warsaw, Father Josef Wanat,
has said that he fails to unders-
tand what all the fuss is about and
describes the protests as "incom-
prehensible foreign interference."
Bearing in mind what the cross
has meant to Jews, it seems all the
more insensitive that a German
Jewish convert, Dr. Edith Stein
(Sister Benedicta de la Croix),
should have been chosen to
"represent" the martyred Jews at
Auschwitz, since, as her writings
(and chosen name) show, the cross
has a special meaning to her: the
Christian one of sacrificing her
life to atone for the guilt of her
people, which in itself assumes
Jewish culpability for their own
It is not surprising, therefore,
that some are assuming the very
choice of Edith Stein to be an act
of Christian triumphal ism, which
resurrects centuries-old Jewish
The extraordinary, troubled and
ultimately tragic life of Edith
Stein, the brilliant intellectual
who followed many of her admired
and illustrious friends to embrace
Catholicism, lends itself to many
interpretations. Certainly, the
Jewish and the Catholic ones are
at total variance, as I found out
some years ago when I was asked
to research her life for a
Hollywood film.
TO MANY Catholics, she is the
Woman of the Apocalypse,
meeting her Dragon in the
totalitarian state, and they pray
for her beatification and canoniza-
tion. To the Jews, she is one of
many German Jewish intellectuals
who embraced Christianity as a
way of resolving their identity
problems in an anti-Semitic
Now, it seems, her life has
become a symbol which is open to
manipulation a metaphor for
Catholic (at least, traditional
Catholic) thinking about the Jews
which has recentiy been revised.
Using Edith Stein as that kind of
symbol seems particularly ironic
at a lime when the Vatican has
made "some attempts to dispel this
negative feeling.
The biographical details of her
life give a fascinating insight into
those years leading up to the
Holocaust, particularly in
distinguished academic circles
where conversion to Christianity
reached fever pitch.
Edith's conflicts with her own
family illustrate the rifts that
must have occurred in many
Jewish families when one member
decided to leave the. folds Her life
Jeannette Kupfermann is an
anthropologist and journalist
who is currently preparing a
television film on Edith Stein
and the Carmelite Convent at
makes painful reading, not only
because of her death, but because
throughout there seems to be an
assumption of Jewish guilt.
SHE WAS born in Breslau, in
an Orthodox Jewish household, on
Yom Kippur, 1891, the youngest
of seven children. Her fasther
died of sunstroke when she was
three, leaving her mother,
Auguste Stein, to keep their
timber business going. An
austere, capable, over-worked
woman, who tried to dominate her
children well into old age, work
left her little time to devote to her
younger children.
Edith, a precocious child, who
read a lot, idolized by her brothers
and sisters, showed what a school
friend describes as "ungovernable
ambition" ambition which was
soon thwarted, for although Edith
was far and away the most
brilliant student in her year, an
anti-Semitic headmaster
discriminated against her and
refused to award her any prizes.
The combination of a fatherless
girl with an enormous appetite for
knowledge, a preoccupied,
austere mother, discrimination at
school and a tremendous need to
be "center-stage" produced, at
21, a feminist atheist intellectual
who wanted to study philosophy.
HER MOTHER immediately
objected, fearing that it would
sweep Edith (as it did) more and
more into the liberalist current
and away from her Jewish
Strong-willed Edith won the
first of many battles with her
mother and went to study
philosophy at the University of
Breslau and then on to idyllic Got-
tingen, where her idol, Edmund
Husserl, had established his
school of phenomenology. Her
friends teased her for her crush:
"Other young girls dream of
Busserl (kisses). Edith dreams on-
ly of Husserl."
Deprived of a father, Edith was
prone to hero-worship. Husserl's
rival, Max Scheler, made an even
greater impression on her: "Out
of his big blue eyes," she wrote,
"shone light of a higher world."
Both Husserl and Scheler were
converts; another Catholic con-
vert was Adolph Reinach.
Edith wrote: "In that world liv-
ed people with whom I was in con-
tact every day, and whom I ad-
mired; and therefore must at least
be worthy of serious
Surrounded by Husserl talking
of "empathy" and Scheler of "the
essence of holiness," it was hardly
surprising that Edith was drawn
towards mystical Christianity.
Later, in Paris, she was to meet
Bergson and Meyer son, also con-
verts to Christianity. Philosophy
at that time had a high religious,
anti-rationalist content and was
meant to prepare the way for a
leap into faith.
EDITH'S LEAP came when
she was askeed to help sort out
Reinach's posthumous papers and
saw his widow in heavy mourning.
This, she says, was her first en-
counter with "The Cross." When
she accidentally picked up and
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read the Life of Saint Theresa of
Avila at the house of Hedwig Con-
rad Martius, another philosopher,
the feeling was enhanced, and she
knew she had now to embrace
Edith was baptized on January
1, 1922, choosing the name
Teresa. Her mother, who had not
cried in years, wept when she
heard the news. Edith tried to
soften the blow to her mother by
accompanying her as usual to the
synagogue on Yom Kippur,
though she insisted on praying
from her own book of psalms.
"Do you hear," her tearful
mother said after the Shema.
"Thy God is one." But Edith was
not dissuaded by her mother's
tears and was found a teaching
post in a Dominican convent
school in Speyer.
IT WAS THERE that she
started on her reconciliation of
the work of Saint Thomas
Aquinas and Husserl. By 1931,
she had become quite well known,
not only for her feminist lectures
on "woman's vocation," but for
her translation of Aquinas into
But, as the Prioress of the Col-
ogne Carmelite Convent wrote in
1948, "-----in her own family,
where she so dearly longed for it,
and so unceasingly and pas-
sionately prayed for it, she found
little interest in Christ."
Her sister, Rosa, however, did
want to convert, but had decided
to delay it because of her mother.
"My sister," wrote Edith,
"complains of the difficulty of liv-
ing together with relatives whose
outlook is so different."
As with many a new convert,
Edith was almost fanatical in her
self-denial and zealousness. Her
pupils at the German Institute at
MunBter noticed that she got up
long before the rising-bell, kept a
strict fast, wore much-mended
linen and already practised
monastic asceticism. She would,
too, insist on kneeling through
three masses in succession.
WHEN, in 1933, the Nazis pass-
ed laws excluding Jews from
public office, Edith Stein was
abruptly suspended from
teaching. At that time she briefly
conceived the idea of petitioning
the Pope to issue an encyclical (in
a private audience) on the Jews.
She wrote in 1938: "It was
luminously clear to me that once
again God's hand lay heavy on His
people and that the destiny of this
people was my own."
She gave up the idea, however,
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 8, 1986
Jewish Tradition
Is Anti-Pornography
The Attorney General's Commission on
Pornography has issued a 1,900-page report
which is already being severely criticized
and a lot of the criticism is for good reason
by civil libertarians who fear it may en-
courage the heavy hand of censorship
Thoughtful Jews have a serious stake in
the controversy, since Jews almost naturally
count themselves among the most ardent
proponents of such Bill of Rights guarantees
as freedom of speech and the press.
But in 1984, Dr. Lawrence Grossman of
the American Jewish Committee wrote a
pamphlet entitled "A Jewish View of the
Pornography Issue." In it, Grossman
declared that "Judaism is not a prudish
culture, and it associates no stigmas with
sexual activity."
On the other hand, he warned that "sex
must not be a spectacle and must not, as por-
nography does, reduce human beings to
erotic objects for commercial exploitation."
One thing is clear from this: Jewish tradi-
tion and pornography are patently incom-
patible. What can be done about por-
nography within the bounds of those restric-
tions set down by the United States Con-
stitution is now a matter for serious debate.
But certainly members of the Jewish com-
munity should not reflexively reach out to
hide behind the freedom of speech and press
guarantee as a means of avoiding what we
have said here about Judaism and
In the rising rage of the current debate
over the Attorney General's report, let it
not be forgotten that American society is in
serious moral trouble today, and there is lit-
tle doubt that pornography is both a cause
and a symptom of that moral decay.
"Who, for example, can justify child por-
nography as anything other than child abuse
and human degradation?" asks another
American Jewish Committee theoretician,
Marc H. Tanenbaum. We agree.
Corroding Human Spirit
There is no doubt that it will be difficult
enough for those most vocal in the debate to
distinguish between, say, James Joyce or
D.H. Lawrence on the one hand and por-
nography on the other, and that is why the
debate already is a mean, ugly and often il-
literate affair. There is also no doubt that
American society's current permissive at-
titude toward pornography under the shield
of First Amendment guarantees avoids this
sort of problem altogether.
But the fact is that pornography is as "un-
Jewish" as it is corrosive to the human spirit
generally, and to our nation's social order in
particular. Rather than clobber the At-
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weaknesses, let us address with reason the
problem that it addresses and gain control of
the scourge sweeping our civilization as
surely as are AIDS, illicit drugs and other
such pestilences.
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tion about pornography when we have so
much certainty about these others?
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the beginning and the end of a period of time
observerd annually as the "Three Weeks."
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from three hours before sunrise to 35
minutes after sunset. On Tisha B'Av, obser-
vant Jews will fast this Wednesday from
Sunset until 35 minutes after sunset,
Ever since the destruction of the Temple,
the Jewish people have persisted in their
prayers for the day when they would return
from the lands of their dispersion to the
Land of Israel. In our own time, that event
has already occurred, but only for some.
Remaining of the ancient. Temple in
Jerusalem is only the Western Wall, the
Kotel, from which it is said that "the Divine
Presence never departs." Why does its
rebuilding still await us?
Perhaps it is because only some of Jewry's
exiles nave returned home, and the
rebuilding will be done when the rest have
joined them.
According to Isaiah, "Zion will be redeem-
ed through Mishpat (justice) and her cap-
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this spirit that "Three Weeks" are
dedicated to Torah study, which deals with
justice and Jewish law, and gifts of addi-
tional charity both in the cause of the Ho-
ly Temple and it's redemption.
The Agony of Sister Rose Upsets Him
Friday, August 8.1986
Volume 8
3 AB 5746
Number 26
For Rabbi Avraham (Avi)
Weiss and Sister Rose Ther-
ing, their trip to Vienna to
protest the inauguration of
Kurt Waldheim as Austrian
President was a nasty con-
frontation with undisguised
anti-Semitism and, for
them, an underscoring of
what they perceived were
their reasons for the trip.
Among the memories they
brought back with them are vile
epithets, reported widely by the
on-scene press, hurled at them
during their outdoor demonstra-
tion and hunger strike, and, for
Sister Rose, a Dominican nun, a
humiliating strip-search at the
Vienna airport prior to her em-
barkation for the return flight to
the United States.
THE ORTHODOX Jewish rab-
bi and Roman Catholic nun have
been friends and political activists
together for many years, Sister
Rose having learned of Weiss' ac-
tivities on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
She works with the Inter-
religious Task Force for Soviet
Jewry, and is a board member of
the National Coalition of
American Nuns. Since 1968, she
has also been on the advisory com-
mittee of U.S. Bishops for
Catholic-Jewish Relations. At
Seton Hall University in South
Orange, N.J., she teaches Jewish-
Christian studies, a field she has
worked in since 1953.
Sister Rose has visited Israel 28
times. She remembers particular-
ly the time, 11 years ago, that she
took her mother, then age 84,
with her to Yad Vashem. "Rose,"
she recalls her mother telling her,
"you almost have to be ashamed
that you're of German
her into an even stronger
awareness of the Holocaust than
she had had previously,
motivating her all the more to
work tirelessly in the field of
Christian-Jewish understanding.
She remembers watching pro-
grams on the Holocaust with her
mother, discussing its history, its
causes, and the need for activism.
Waldheim'8 election was a call
to action by both Weiss and Sister
Rose. Joined by Nazi-hunter
Beate Klarsfeld, Glenn Richter of
the Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry, Father David Bossman,
provost of Seton Hall and a pro-
fessor in the Department of
Jewish-Christian studies, and two
young men, an Israeli and an
Austrian non-Jew, they spent
what they described as an "open
Shabbat" in the Jewish quarter of
Vienna, the first ever, according
to Weiss, praying, singing, eating
out-of-doors to demonstrate a lack
of fear and a pride in their
During that time, Weiss told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, they
engaged about 1,000 young people
passersby in dialogue. Dif-
ferent views were aired, he main-
tains, in a friendly, constructive
AFTER SHABBAT, the group
moved to the area in front of the
Presidential Office on Bollhaus
Platz "near where Hitler spoke
when Germany annexed Austria,"
Weiss explained.
Dressed in striped prison
uniforms, the Austrian-non-Jews
wearing a yellow star marked
Jude, and Sister Rose wearing a
dark suit and the large crucifix in-
terwoven with a Star of David
which she always wears, the
group began a hunger strike, pro-
claiming this with signs reading
"Hunger Strike of Conscience."
That's when "things became ug-
ly," Weiss recalled.
He remembers "terrible anti-
Semitic slogans that I'll never
forget. 'We should have gassed
you,' 'We're going to hang you
from lampposts,' he recalled,
looking pained. He remarked on
an older man who, he said, stop-
ped and with pride showed a pic-
ture of himself in his wallet, wear-
ing a Wehrmacht uniform.
Following the inauguration
ceremonies, the group remembers
Waldheim passing them and look-
ing. They recall it as a "particular-
ly ugly" part of their demonstra-
tion, people hissing and chanting
anti-Semitic slogans. Weiss insists
the group was refused police
Waldheim's election, said
Weiss, "was a vindication for
Austria. I realized that many
older Austrians voted for
Waldheim because they could not
vote against themselves."
"You, the Jew, you're creating
anti-Semitism. You don't want to
forget," he quoted.
WEISS DREW a parallel bet-
ween the cause of Soviet Jewry
and the protest of Waldheim's
election. "Anti-Semitism knows
no boudaries. The problem of
Soviet Jews knows no boundaries.
It's not just a Russian problem.
This was not just an Austrian pro-
blem, and not just a Jewish pro-
blem. Because 95 percent of
Austria is Catholic, it was critical
that I be joined by Catholic clergy
in speaking truth to power, to
translate empathy to action."
Both Weiss and Sister Rose
commented at length on the fear
they felt emanating from the
Jewish community of Austria. The
small group was unable to even
rent a table and chairs from any
Jews, although they were easily
able to do so from their hotel.
Weiss was careful to mention
that the Jewish community of
Vienna was receptive to them on
Shabbat, mentioning particularly
Rabbi Chaim Eisenberg, who
"was especially gracious. But it's
an absolutely frightened Jewish
community," he said.
SISTER ROSE and Father
Bossman returned to New York
later than Weiss. At the Vienna
airport's baggage inspection,
Sister Rose told JTA, "I went
through just like everyone. Then,
on the other side of the X-ray
arch, someone pulled me into a
curtained booth."
Sister Rose wants to be sure it is
understood that she is both ac-
customed to strict security checks
and welcomes them. In the 28
times she has been to Israel, she
emphasized, "I appeciate the
security of El Al airlines. It has
been most humane, polite and
gracious. El Al security personnel
make eye contact and seem to
apologize to the person."
But, she recalled, "when I went
into the curtained booth, no ques-
tions were asked." She thought
she would just be frisked, but a
thorough body search was con-
ducted afer stripping her. She was
never told why it was being done.
"I began to feel what Jews must
have felt when they were stripped
and sent to the gas chambers."
even seen her vanish, and didn't
know where she was. The two of
them had been put ahead of other
people in the line without explana-
tion. They have since made
diplomatic inquiries to find out the
reasons for the treatment.
The Shabbat followng their
return to Vienna, Sister Rose
spent the day with Weiss family
and congregation in Riverdale,
The Bronx. The rabbi and the nun
addressed the congregation
following the services and describ-
ed their experiences in Vienna.
Sister Rose said her purpose for
going "was to lend a Christian
Continued on Page 9

Israel's Attorney General Is
Apolitical But Sometimes
He Feels the Pressure
Friday, August 8, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Shakespeare's comment,
| "the Law is an ass," modern
government and democracy
are dependent on the rule of
law to safeguard the rights
of the state and its citizens.
The role of the attorney
general, the legal adviser to
the government, is often
regarded as the most in-
fluential legal position in a
nation, for it is the attorney
general who decides against
whom prosecutions should
be brought, as well as advis-
ing the government
whether its proposed ac-
tions fall within the laws of
the land.
The position of Israel's attorney
general is quite different from
that of the attorney general in the
United States or Great Britain. In
these two countries the attorney
general is not only a lawyer but
also a politician. In Great Britain,
for example, he has a seat in the
WHEN THE State of Israel
was established, the government
decided to depart from this
system, for in the words of Haim
Cohen, Israel's second attorney
general (1960-1960), "We feared
that with the attorney general in
charge of public prosecution, the
fact that he was identified with a
political party might prevent
justice, if not from being done,
from appearing to be done."
Instead, the Ministry of Justice
was established, headed by a
politician. The Attorney General's
Office is situated within the
ministry, and it is from here that
he advises the government on
legal questions. Some attorneys
general, on completion of their
term, have then entered politics,
but none has any political in-
fluence while actually in office.
Ya'akov Shimshon Shapirah,
the first person to hold the posi-
tion of attorney general, later
became the Minister of Justice,
and Gidon Hausner, famous for
his role as the prosecutor in the
Eichmann trial, became a member
of Israel's Knesset. It is true to
say, however, that given the all-
pervading atmosphere of Israeli
party politics, the position of the
attorney general is seen as being
above the machinations of the
political system.
THIS DOES not mean that the
attorney general has no effect on
Israeli political life. Haim Cohen,
who was until recently a Supreme
Court Judge, remembers one such
cause celebre: "I once decided to
prosecute someone who libeled a
civil servant named Kastner, a
man who had cooperated with the
Nazis during World War II. Both
the Prime Minister and the
Minister of Justice were against
the case coming to court, but I, in
my capacity as attorney general,
was able to use my prerogative
and insist that the case be tried."
Indeed, all of Israel's attorneys
general have had strong per-
sonalities, which have led to
disagreements with the govern-
ment of the day. Haim Cohen
remembers a time when he
threatened to resign in order to
ensure that justice be done: "I
once asked for a coalition member
to be prosecuted, but the govern-
ment refused to remove his im-
munity. I therefore went to the
government and told them that as
attorney general my decision was
final. 'You can fire me,' I said,
'but you cannot remove my
privileges of office.' "
Again the attorney general won
out, the politician was indicted,
and Cohen did not have to carry
out his threat of resignation.
Sometimes the attorney general's
advice is disregarded by the
government. In such a case, he
will not then go into court to de-
fend the government. A recent ex-
ample of this occurred when the
censorship board prohibited the
production of a new Israeli play on
the grounds that it was offensive.
FORMER Attorney General
Prof. Yitzhak Zamir was not con-
sulted on this decision and claimed
that it was unlawful. He was then
not bound to take the case. The
censorship board, having already
lodged a complaint with the High
Court, was now forced to hire a
private lawyer to argue its case.
Critics have argued that there is
no need for the attorney general
to be outside the political realm;
indeed, there are many people
who would argue for the abolition
of his role altogether. But on the
whole, and in the words of Haim
Cohen, "The attorney general
system we have has proved
Treasured Past
Yields Boat on Shores of Galilee
NEW YORK In a land rich in
treasures of the past, a recent
discovery in Israel has stirred
both theologians and ar-
chaeologists. On the shore of the
Sea of Galilee, a 2,000-year-old
boat has been found embedded in
the soil. Could this be a boat used
by Jesus or his disciples, many of
whom were fishermen, to go
fishing in the lake? Or perhaps it is
one of the boats used by the in-
habitants of nearby Migdal, in the
revolt of the Jews against the
Roman overlords 20 years later?
As so often occurs in Israel, the
Archaeologist works on restoration of ancient Roman boat recent-
ly discovered in the Sea of Galilee.
find was sheer coincidence.
Several members of Kibbutz
Ginossar were trying to extract a
tractor stuck in the mud, when
they sighted some coins and pot-
sherds. Further investigation
turned up a 26-foot-long wooden
boat, covered by 6.5 feet of mud.
The archaeologists who were call-
ed in dated the vessel to the first
century CE, a period that witness-
ed events which convulsed the
country, the Roman empire and
world history. Some of those
events took place right here, on
the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
JESUS CAME from Nazareth,
a small town in the Galilean hills,
about a day's trip on foot from the
Sea of Galilee, and took up lodg-
ings in the town of Capernaum, on
the northern shore of the lake. He
lived in the house of Peter's
mother-in-law. Peter, as well as
other citizens of the town who
became his disciples, worked the
waters of the lake as fishermen, a
profession still practiced in the
area today. Jesus would accom-
pany the fishermen in their boats,
and the evangelists relate how he
stilled the stormy waters of the
lake and even walked upon the
The ruins of Capernaum are
part of every pilgrim's itinerary in
the Holy Land. The fundaments of
the synagogue where Jesus
preached, can still be seen under
the magnificent remains of a later
synagogue. Nearby, the site of
Peter's mother-in-law's house is
marked by remnants of two
Byzantine churches.
A mile or so from Capernaum,
Jesus appeared to the disciples
after his resurrection. They had
Continued on Page 8
Israel's former Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir
is an example of the role of attorney general in
Israel which, unlike in the U.S. and Great Britain,
is non-political but enjoys an enormous amount of
power. Zamir resigned his post because of the
hawkish position he took in the battle over
whether to investigate the secret Shin Bet and its
former chief, Avraham Shalom. What happened
to Zamir is the result of what happened to the
role of attorney general when the office ran into a
highly political scandal and government leaders
who tried to influence the attorney general's
investigative decisions.
Philosophical Writer Can
Wield Both Pen and Gun
If Israeli writer and jour-
nalist Haim Gouri had
known 40 years ago what
the Jewish State would be
like today, he would have
been both pleased and disap-
pointed. With similar am-
biguity, his advice to newly-
arrived Soviet refusenik
Anatoly Sharansky is that if
he looks beneath the surface
he will find that Israel is
both better and worse than
it first appears.
Gouri is well-placed to
philosophize about Israeli society.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1923, he has
seen the pre-state yishuv
transformed into a fully fledged
nation state. A graduate of the
Hebrew University, Gouri has liv-
ed in Jerusalem since 1949.
Like most Israeli intellectuals,
Gouri can wield both the pen and
the gun. He has published an-
thologies of poetry, novels and
journalistic works including a
book about the Eichmann trial. He
has produced three films about
the Holocaust and is currently a
senior commentator for the Israeli
daily newspaper Davar.
AT THE same time, he is a
lifelong soldier. Even before the
state was founded, he had seen ac-
tion in the Palmach. He has serv-
ed as an officer in the IDF since
its formation, and today continues
to perform reserve duty in the
education corps, lecturing to
young Israelis.
Explaining the ambiguity
Continued on Page 8
Haim Gouri

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Bucharest's Remaining Sephardic
Synagogue Bulldozed Despite Vow
The only remaining
Sephardic synagogue in
Eastern Europe was
bulldozed in Bucharest on
July 21 in spite of repeated
assurances from Rumania
that the building would be
spared, according to a
Jewish community official.
Alfred Moses, a vice president
of the American Jewish Commit-
tee, said he had been told by
Rumania's Ambassador in
Washington, Nicolae Gavrilescu,
that a massive urban renewal pro-
ject underway in his country's
capital would not affect the
600-year-old building, the Spanish
Rumanian Embassy First
Secretary Dan Dumitru had told
the JTA that he could not yet con-
firm whether the Spanish
Synagogue in Bucharest had been
demolished and that he had ex-
pected to hear something from his
government "within a week." But
a State Department official said
Rehnquist Home
Has Restrictive
U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice William Rehnquist said
that the deed to his summer home
in Greensboro, Vermont, contains
a clause forbidding it from being
leased or sold "to any member of
the Hebrew race."
But Rehnquist, who has been
nominated by President Reagan
to become Chief Justice of the
United States, maintained that he
did not know the restrictive cove-
nant existed until last week,
although he had owned the home
since 1974. He said he was "amaz-
ed" when he found out about it
following an FBI investigation.
In another development, Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D. Mass.)
disclosed Thursday that Rehn-
quist owned another home from
1961 to 1969 near Phoenix,
Arizona which contained a clause
barring its sale to non-whites.
In Greece
Continued from Page 1
cent and for the KKE (Com-
munist) party, 48 percent. Among
members of the KKE-Interior
(Euro-Communists), trust in Jews
was 65 percent.
There is little official data on the
exact number of Jews and other
minorities in Greece. Questions on
minorities have been omitted from
every census taken since 1961. It
is believed that this might be
rooted in the fact that some
minorities live in sensitive border
regions and data on their numbers
could be used by neighboring
countries to raise territorial
claims on Greece.
Goldberg Elected
Paul Goldberg has been elected
president of the Jewish Communi-
ty Federation of Rochester.
Goldberg succeeds Elliott Land-
sman who held the presidency for
two terms.
that the building had been razed.
THE INCIDENT took place
after Moses testified in June
before a House subcommittee,
reluctantly favoring the extension
of Rumania's Most-Favored-
Nation status (MFN), which af-
fords special trade benefits other-
wise denied Soviet bloc countries
under the Jackson-Vanick Amend-
ment. In Eastern Europe, only
Rumania and Hungary enjoy
Most-Favored-Nation treatment.
President Reagan had notified
Congress on June 5 that he was
preparing to extend Rumanian
MFN for another year. But there
has been considerable pressure in
both houses of Congress to sus-
pend the Jackson-Vanick waiver
for Rumania because of concerns
about human rights violations.
Representing the Conference of
Presidents of Major Jewish
Organizations, Moses said in his
testimony at the House June 10
that despite "shortcomings" in
Rumania's policies on human
rights and emigration, the con-
ference believed that progress had
been made, measured in part by
the emigration to Israel of some
25 percent of the country's Jewish
community over the past six
HE ADDED that the Rumanian
Ambassador had been told "how
important it is that the Rumanian
synagogues in Bucharest not
be bulldozed to make room for
Bucharest's urban renewal."
But word subsequently came
from Bucharest that the area
around the Spanish Synagogue
had been cleared, indicating that
the government intended to go
ahead and destroy it, Moses told
the JTA. He said that he and a
number of other Jewish communi-
ty representatives raised the issue
at a meeting with Gavrilescu July
11, requesting that assurances be
given in writing that the
synagogue would not be touched.
The representatives at the
meeting Moses, Hyman
Bookbinder of the American
Jewish Committee, Warren
Eisenberg of B'nai B'rith, and
Jesse Hordes, of the Anti-
Defamation League were told
by Gavrilescu that the building
was not in jeopardy, but no writ-
ten assurances had yet been
given, Moses said. He said a
similar commitment was made at
a meeting between the Am-
bassador and Sen. Frank
Lautenberg (D., N.J.).
JTA that the Embassy had pro-
mised no more than "that they
hadn't destroyed it," leaving
those attending the meeting to
"try and penetrate what that
A State Department official said
that Rumanian signals on the
synagogue question had been
"pretty opaque," and that while
"some Rumanian officials had
made categoric statements,
others had not." The official said
that high level protests have been
registered in Washington and in
"We are dismayed and shocked
by what has happened," he said.
But he added that the Administra-
tion position remains, in balance,
supportive of extending
Rumania's MFN. Assistant
Herd Inbar, Deputy Consul General of Israel
to New York, receives a plaque in his honor at
a farewell reception hosted by Bnai Zion-
Arnerican Friends of Beit Halochem. Inbar
has finished his tour of duty at the Consulate
and is returning to Israel. From left are Car-
milla Inbar, Herzl Inbar, Sidney Wiener,
chairman Bnai Zion Foundation, and Mel
Parness, executive vice president.
Secretary of State for European
Affairs Rozanne Ridgeway
testified on the issue in the Senate
Finance Committee on Friday.
Aug. 1.
Moses, who also to testified in
support of extending Rumania's
MFN, said he was considering
backing out now that the
synagogue has been destroyed.
"We have in the past supported
the extension of MFN for
Rumania, but in view of this most
recent action, we will have to
reconsider our position." Moses
told the JTA.
EXPRESSING "deep sadness
and disappointment" over the
Rumanian action. Moses noted
that the Jewish community in
Bucharest had offered to have the
synagogue moved to another site
but "even this was denied by the
Rumanian government."
The urban renewal project in
central Bucharest has seen the
demolition of a number of
syngogues. as well as churches
and other buildings. But there was
an understanding with the Ruma-
nian government that it would
spare both the Spanish
Synagogue, the oldest in Eastern
Europe, and a Jewish museum
housed in a landmark 19th Cen-
tury building within the same
historic Jewish quarter, according
to Moses.
"The destruction was without
advance notice and will have a
serious effect on the attitude of
the American Jewish community
toward Rumania; it calls into
question whether Jewish leaders
can rely upon statements made to
them by the Rumanian govern-
ment," Moses said.
There are no indications at this
point of any immediate plans to
destroy the Jewish museum as
War Waged
On Drugs
Shuafat refugee camp north of
Jerusalem is the scene of a deter-
mined war against drug traf-
fickers being waged by camp
residents and their local religious
leaders. The police say Shuafat is
a major drug center which at-
tracts Israeli as well as Arab
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In Ithaca, N. Y.
Holocaust Revisionism Being Fought
Ithaca is a small city
situated in the scenic Finger
Lakes region of upstate
New York. As the home of
Cornell University and
Ithaca College, the area has
a distinctive academic at-
mosphere attracting
scholars from around the
world. Few would have
thought that this severe set-
ting would become the
center of a bitter battle over
what has become a haunting
issue of the '80s
Holocaust revisionism.
Nonetheless, Ithaca became the
focus of attempts by neo-Nazis to
propagate their "revisionist"
ideology into the campus and com-
munity environment. The con-
troversy eventually involved most
of Ithaca's media, much of the
community and the Anti-
Defamation League.
IT ALL began in July, 1984,
with a letter in one of the city's
daily newspapers claiming that
the Holocaust was a fraud and a
hoax. The author of the letter was
Michael A. Hoffman, II, a newly-
arrived Ithaca resident Unknown
to his neighbors were Hoffman's
history of anti-Semitic activity
and his articles in the Spotlight,
the publication of Willis Carto's
extremist Liberty Lobby.
Several weeks later, Hoffman
contacted the Cornell Daily Sun,
the student newspaper, to place
an advertisement for "The Hoax
of the 20th Century," the book by
notorious Holocaust revisionist
Arthur Butz. The editor refused
the ad, and Hoffman subsequently
printed and distributed flyers
under the name of "Independent
Research," accusing the paper
and its editor of censorship.
The Ithaca Times, a local weekly
paper, interviewed Hoffman and
printed a news story about his at-
tack on the Cornell paper, a fac-
simile of the proposed advertise-
ment and a letter from Hoffman,
portraying himself as a victim.
The article gave Hoffman exactly
what he was looking for high
DURING THE next several
months, letters taking both sides
of the controversy appeared in
area newspapers. ADL's New
York State Regional Office in Tar-
rytown and the agency's national
Department of Higher Educa-
tion/Campus Affairs became
directly involved with the com-
munity's newspaper editors, Cor-
nell's Hillel Foundation, Jewish
students on area college campuses
and community leaders.
Through its research materials
and reports on revisionism and
anti-Semitic extremism, ADL
became a prime resource for a
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community doing battle against
Michael Hoffman and the forces
he represented.
For a short time, the letter stop-
ped and Ithacans breathed a col-
lective sigh of relief, believing the
controversy to be over. How
wrong they were became ap-
parent when a Hoffman letter ap-
peared in another paper, the
Ithaca Journal, in January, 1985.
The substance of the letter
criticized an NBC television
broadcast, "The Execution," a
film about five women who had
executed a Nazi war criminal liv-
ing in the United States.
"one of the worst and most
despicable examples of incitement
to ethnic bigotry and hatred ever
broadcast." He added that the
film was "a psychotic fantasy with
no basis in fact."
A second round of pro and con
letters ensued as Hoffman con-
tinued his barrage of writing over
the next six months. ADL
representatives met with
members of the Jewish communi-
ty in February, 1985, to assess
Hoffman's activities and to help
organize a concerted response.
It was during this meeting that
news surfaced of a series of
documentaries produced by Hoff-
man, scheduled to be shown on the
local Ithaca cable community ac-
cess channel, which followed a
"first come, first served" policy
on availability of air times.
The series, entitled "World War
II Revisionists," included extend-
ed interviews with such interna-
tionally known Nazi apologists as
Ditlieb Felderer, Dr. Robert
Faurisson and Hans von der
THE FIRST of the series was
aired on Feb. 22, and ADL as well
as many members of the Ithaca
Jewish community immediately
contacted the cable station to pro-
test. Adding insult to injury was
the fact that Hoffman found no
need to advertise his film. He
publicized it without cost by
writing a letter to the editor of the
Ithaca Journal, encouraging
readers to watch his "documen-
tary." The Journal also provided
him with a half-page of costly
newspaper space free with an arti-
cle summarizing the program.
An early March edition of the
Grapevine, a weekly Ithaca
magazine, carried a plea by Hoff-
man for civil libertarians to come
to his difense because "people
who have prejudice against my
work are trying to suppress news
about events they have not seen
for themselves."
Since Hoffman's original at-
tack, the Sun had printed nothing
about the controversy. Now, on
Mar. 13, it ran a letter from
Ditlieb Felderer, criticizing an
editorial the publication had writ-
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Felderer, the author of such,
revisionist texts as "Auschwitz
Exit" and "Anne Frank's Diary j
A Hoax," stated in his letter that
he had studied the Auschwitz
camp 27 times, and based on his
forensic and archaeological
studies, "there were no gas
chambers for killing humans,"
and much of the editorial on
Mengele was ''equally
HOFFMAN, in his on-going
letter-writing campaign, increas-
ingly portrayed himself as an "in-
nocent" victim of censorship. In
response, the Mar. 21 issue of the
Ithaca Times carried an editorial
on censorship and the First
Amendment, explaining the
paper's policy concerning
newsworthy material. On the
other side, the Ithaca Journal
defended in an Apr. 12 editorial
its decision to print Hoffman's let-
ters, as well as the airing of his
documentaries. By this time,
Michael Hoffman had become a
widely-known figure throughout
Ithaca, both on and off campus.
The ADL team, in cooperation
with Cornell's Hillel represen-
tatives, arranged a program on
the campus, concentrating on the
agenda, tactics and personalities
of the Holocaust revisionists.
Hoffman later wrote a letter to
the Cornell Sun, accusing ADL of
defaming him, as well as Ditlieb
Felderer and other revisionist
"historians." He referred to the
League as "the leading Orwellian
thought-control agency in
America" and described the direc-
tor of the Department of Higher
Education/Campus Affairs as a
"thought cop." He challenged
ADL to a debate, a challenge
which the League has dismissed
as a Hoffman publicity-seeking
device. Several Cornell students
effectively responded to his letter.
IN MID-APRIL, ADL obtained
copies of flyers promoting Hoff-
man's upcoming second TV
documentary. It would feature
Dr. Robert Faurisson, professor
of literature at the University of
Lyons in France, who has been
prosecuted and convicted there
for promoting racism.
Just as some in the community
were beginning to fear that the
controversy would drag on with
no resolution in sight, there was a
perceptible change as the local
newspapers, which had seemed to
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champion Hoffman's cause, began
to shift away.
A feature article in the Ithaca
Times recounted the personal ex-
periences of Jake Geldwert, an
Ithaca resident, who had survived
the Nazi death camps along with
his wife, Jeanette. Geldwert's ar-
ticle could not have been more
timely not only was it almost 40
years to the day of his liberation
from Auschwitz, but it also was
just before Faurisson was to ap-
pear on the community cable ac-
cess channel.
Members of the Jewish com-
munity attended a meeting of the
Ithaca City Television Cable Com-
mission to protest the local cable
station's broadcast of Hoffman's
"documentaries." The Commis-
sion agreed to review its policy
regarding public use of the access
station. A follow-up letter-writing
campaign urged the Commission
to implement the necessary
changes. While the second film
was being aired, protestors mar-
ched in front of the cable station
THE TIDE was obviously turn-
ing away from Hoffman. He
distributed a letter seeking funds
to help him produce further TV
films, stating that he was schedul-
ed to debate both ADL and "an
unknown Zionist" on TV. ADL
swiftly responded through the
media, making it clear that no
such debate would ever take
place, that it regarded
Holocaust as undebatable.
Hoffman reproduced a syn-
dicated cartoon on his stationery,
changing the caption to an anti-
Semitic message. The matter was
brought to the attention of the
cartoonist, who immediately
threatened Hoffman with litiga-
tion. ADL contacts in Ithaca also
disclosed the fact that Hoffman
had a previous arrest record in-
volving drugs.
With the League's help, the
cable TV station aired "Night and
Fog," an effective Holocaust
documentary, two nights in May.
Factual articles on Holocaust-
related subjects began appearing
in the local media, and ADL's
public service announcements
were seen on the cable station.
The Ithaca Common Council in-
vestigated the cable TV station's
decision in airing the Hofman
films for possible breach of
Michael Hoffman has not been
heard from in Ithaca since last
June. Throughout the year and a
half of the controversy, he achiev-
-ed a modest notoriety but no
lasting success. The materials and
counteraction efforts had worked,
spurring the community to
discover its voice.
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Philosophical Writer
Gouri Can Wield Both Pen and Gun
Continued from Page 5
behind his statements, Gouri
methodically compiles a checklist
of Israel's positive and negative
attributes. "First of all the good
things," he says. "We have re-
mained a democracy with a free
press and a sense of morality and
justice. We are a vibrant,
energetic society with an
enlightened and cultured people.
We publish more new books per
head of the population each year
than any other country in the
world and also have the highest
rate of theater goers. Our scien-
tists publish double the number of
research papers per head of the
population each year than is
published in America."
Gouri is also particularly proud
of the number and diversity of im-
migrants that Israel has absorbed
and the manner in which all these
groups have been integrated into
one nation. His only regret is that
more immigrants have not come,
especially from the free nations of
the West.
"This has been the major failure
of Zionism," he feels. "We have
had a unique opportunity to
become a sovereign people, and so
many of our Jewish brethren have
chosen not to join us." Even an
extra few thousand Western Jews
with all their culture, education
and wealth, could enormously
enrich the country," he says.
WHETHER IT is the pleasure
of life in the Diaspora, or the
toughness of the challenge of life
in Israel that has deterred poten-
tial immigrants, Gouri does not
know. However, he is certain that
Israel has plenty of drawbacks.
"We have thrived despite enor-
mous disadvantages," he stresses.
"We have no constitution and no
borders. Not only is it the Arabs
that cannot agree about our
borders, we cannot agree among
ourselves where they should be."
In addition, Gouri cites
Israel's Ancient Past Yields
Boat on Shores of Galilee
Continued from Page 5
returned to their homes near the
lake and resumed their work as
fishermen. The place where Jesus
had a meal with his former compa-
nions is marked by a small chapel,
at a place called Tabgha. In the
same location, the multiplication
of loaves and fishes is indicated by
a remarkable mosaic floor that
has survived from a Byzantine
ON ONE of his boat trips across
the lake, Jesus reached the
eastern shore and encountered a
possessed man at Gergesa. He
drove out the evil spirits from the
man, the spirits entering a herd of
swine, driving them to plunge into
the lake and drown. The site was
marked by a Byzantine church
and monastery that were un-
covered, also by coincidence,
when a road surrounding the lake
was built.
Kibbutz Ginossar, where the
First Century boat was found, has
long been frequented by pilgrims
and tourists, who come to spend a
few days at its lake-side inn. The
hostelry is only one of its enter-
prises, another one being its
fishing industry.
Across the road from the kib-
butz is the little town of Migdal, in
ancient times also known as
Magdala. This was the home town
of Mary Magdalene, or Mary from
Magdala. This town, too, was an
important fishing center. Fish
were salted here for export. The
salting process is reflected in its
Greek name Tarichaeae.
The role of Tarichaeae in the
war between Jews and Romans
(66-70 CE) is described by contem-
porary historian Josephus
Flavius. After the Roman army,
commanded by the later emperor
Vespasian, had captured the
town, some of the inhabitants
took to boats to continue the bat-
tle. They were ultimately killed by
the Romans, setting out on rafts.
2,000-year-old boat was made
possible by the paucity of rain last
winter. The absence of rain in this
area, which always enjoys mild
winters, has reduced the water
level of the lake to the lowest
point in many years, thus expos-
ing areas that are usually under
water. The vessel has been encas-
ed in a protective cocoon of plastic
sheeting and was raised onto the
A special pool will be con-
structed where the boat will re-
main for five to seven years. Dur-
ing this time, synthetic wax will
be added to the water to penetrate
the porous wood and strengthen
it. Once this process has been
completed, it will be possible to
remove the boat from the pool and
place it on display in a museum.
In the interim, plans are under-
way to construct replicas of the
boat, and two other boats
discovered subsequently, which
will attract Christian pilgrims and
tourists from all walks of life
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and its mysterious revelations.
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religious-secular tensions as a
source of concern for the nation's
future, and the economic malaise
which seems to be under control,
though he fears increasing
unemployment may be the price
paid. These factors, he suspects,
not only put off would-be im-
migrants but also encourage
yerida (emigration from Israel).
Of course, underlying all the
tensions are the issues of war and
peace with Israel's Arab
neighbors. Though this has caused
the country untold suffering
through the continual cycle of
wars, it has also helped unify the
nation, the author states.
"Ironically, when the Arabs un-
sheath their swords," he notes,
"we join together as one people.
When they hold out their hand in
peace, we are divided."
Gouri has clearly-defined
political views. An avowed leftist
and veteran member of the Labor
movement, he nevertheless claims
that he is no naive dove. He ad-
vocates territorial compromise
with Jordan, though he does not
recommend a complete
withdrawal to the 1967 borders.
Compromise is an important
human quality in his estimation.
HE SUPPORTS compromise
on the domestic front and notes
that he strongly urged the setting
up of a national unity government
after the last elections. And he
supports compromise with the
Arabs, asserting that eventually
both sides will be compelled to
swap land for peace.
However, Gouri is not confident
that peace will be concluded in the
near future, though he concedes
that anything is possible and
nothing is certain. But he feels
that it will take the Arabs a few
more generations before they will
be fully prepared to accept the
presence of Israel in their midst.
He urges understanding of the
Arab predicament of having to
tolerate an alien presence in what
they have traditionally considered
to be solely their domain.
Gouri notes that all of Israel's
complexities and problems are
contained in microcosm within
Jerusalem. "It is in the capital
that problems are at their most in-
tense,' he says. "The Jews versus
the Arabs and the religious
against the secular. Yet a kind of
harmony prevails and I am confi-
dent that an improved 'modus
vivendi' can be achieved."
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pine nostalgically for the old days
when Jerusalem was a small but
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tion the barbed wire dividing the
city was horrible," he recalls.
"Besides, now that the city is a
large cosmopolitan one, it is far
more interesting."
Returning to the subject of
Zionism, Gouri expresss a fear
that the Diaspora is dwindling.
This he blames not only on
assimilation and lack of Jewish
knowledge, but also on Israel
itself, which has 'Israelified' its
citizens and understressed their
connection to the Jewish People.
But he notes it is not too late to
reverse the process.
However, in taking overall
stock, it is clear that Gouri,
though not complacent, is
satisfied by the nation he has
helped build. He is a man with
historical perspective who con-
cludes his assessment of Israel's
successes and failures with a
typically broad observation. "For
2,000 years we dreamed of being
masters of our own fate," he says.
"Now that we can fulfill our
dream, we cannot expect to
achieve everything in just several
generations. We must have pa-
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Four Heschel Essays Form New Volume
The Circle of the Baal Shem Tov:
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on emotional fervor and the
ecstasy of religious experience ap-
pealed to many Jews. They
became Hasidim who saw their
rebbe as a miracle worker and
oracle. Hasidism survived World
War II and is growing with strong
groups flourishing in the United
States and Israel.
The rebbe is a central figure in
Hasidism. He is adored by his
followers and serves as their in-
termediary to God. They respect
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terested in the founder of the
movement, the Baal Shem Tov,
and in those rabbis who formed
his inner circle. Heschel set out to
write a study of the Baal Shem
Tov but never completed it.
However, he did publish several
essays on the men associated with
the founder of Hasidism and it is
the description of four such rabbis
that make up this book.
Samuel H. Dressner, who was a
student of Heschel's, edited the
studies and translated them from
their original Hebrew. He has ad-
ded a fine introduction as well as a
thorough bibliography and helpful
explanatory notes. The result is a
stunning piece of scholarship
which contributes significantly to
our knowledge about early
Hasidism and four of its major
Rabbi Pinhas of Korzec, iden-
tified by the Baal Shem Tov as a
possible successor, was a "half
comrade, half student" of his. The
essay tells about his life and
thought, including references to
the differences of opinion between
him and the other rabbis.
RABBI Gershon Kutover was a
brother-in-law of the Baal Shem
Tov and a tzadik in his own right.
He lived for several years in Con-
stantinople where he was con-
sidered to be an important
scholar. He settled in Israel
where, for a time, he was a
recluse, studying the Kabbalah. In
Jerusalem, he became a leader of
the Ashkenazi community, serv-
ing as the founder of Ashkenazic
Hasidism. It is uncertain as to
whether he died in Israel or
returned to Poland and died there.
Heschel includes several letters
written by Rabbi Gershon, one of
which is especially significant
because "it is one of the few
documents which mention the
Baal Shem Tov by name during
his life time."
Rabbi Nahman of Kosow was
originally in opposition to the Baal
Shem Tov but later became a pro-
minent member of the society of
Hasidism. He died at the age of 40
and the fragmentary information
about his life was painstakingly
pieced together by Heschel. Rabbi
Nahman was known for his sharp
temper and lack of amiability. He
travelled from place to place,
teaching people how to pray and
influencing them by the force of
his personality.
Rabbi Isaac of Drohobycz is the
last of those who helped to found
Hasidism whose story is told by
Heschel. As was true of Rabbi
Convert Edith Stein At Center
Of Carmelite Move To Found
Convent At Auschwitz
Continued from Page 3
when she learned that she would
be granted only a group audience
and, instead, wrote a letter to the
Pope. The only reply she received
was a blessing for her and her
Carmel now seemed not only
the right path, but one of the few
paths open to her, as she had
always been drawn to the con-
templative life; and now, without
a job, she felt lonelier and more
alienated than ever. "I had
become a stranger in the world,"
she wrote.
her nonetheless. She knew this
might be a blow her mother would
never recover from. "She would
not die," she wrote, "but it would
fill her with a bitterness for which
I would not be answerable."
Circumstances at home could
not have been worse for old Mrs.
Stein, as business, too, was going
badly. Edith went home for the
last time to battle it out with her
mother. It was a terrible time for
both of them.
"I often thought during those
weeks which of us would break
my mother or myself but we
both held on to the last day."
Despite the family rows, Edith
claimed to be at peace with herself
and, in the Carmelite Convent at
Cologne, continued to write a
weekly letter to her mother, who,
for her part, could not bring
herself to write to a daughter in a
ON APRIL 15, 1934, Edith
became Sister Teresa Benedicta
de la Croix. She wrote: "For most
of my life, I have been far lonelier
than I am here."
The tormented relationship bet-
ween Edith and her mother came
to an end when, at 87, Auguste
died of cancer. Rosa converted
soon afterwards.
When Edith heard from her
anxious, depressed god-daughter,
Hede Spiegel, rumors of Hitler's
plans to exterminate the Jews,
she considered exile, but it was
not until the day of the Hitler
plebiscite, when she was forced to
register as a non-Aryan, that she
knew her fate was sealed. The bit-
ter, twisted words she wrote
make painful reading for a Jew:
"It is the fulfilment of the curse
which my people called upon its
own head." In other words, she
held the Jews responsible for their
own fate, as they had rejected
This to her, was the meaning of
the Cross, and the personal cross
she would have to carry, and why
the cross at Auschwitz carries a
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EDITH, in common with
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fled to a convent in Echt, Holland,
sensing that her stay there would
not be long, and wrote to Swiss
friends to get her into the Con-
vent at Le Paquier. But
bureaucratic delays and regula-
tions cost both Edith and Rosa
their lives.
The Church had tried to in-
tervene in Holland against the
mass deportations by issuing a
joint protest read out on a Sunday
in July, 1942. On August 2, 1942,
all non-Aryan members of every
Dutch religious community were
deported. From Amersfoot and
Westerbock they were taken to
Auschwitz, though no one knows
the exact details of Edith's and
Rosa's deaths. The Red Cross
dates it to August 9, 1942. Others
claim to have seen her as late as
It is ironic that Edith's short,
troubled life is causing such
distress today among the people
she claimed as her own. The
greatest tragedy of all, perhaps is
that she is now being used as a
symbol which could distort the
meaning of the Holocaust.
Nahman of Kosow, he was initial-
ly opposed to the Baal Shem Tov
but he was won over and achieved
high esteem among the Hasidic
masters. The Baal Shem Tov
spoke of Rabbi Isaac as a "saint-
ly" man who elevated his "tiniest
imaginable soul" to great heights.
EACH OF these accounts is fill-
ed with the teachings of these reb-
bes, told in homilies and parables.
It is clear that Heschel ac-
complished prodigious feats of
research in reconstructing their
lives and their lore since much of
the historical material was
destroyed in the Holocaust. He ex-
haustively explored every possible
source and he has succeeded in
preserving the record of a crucial
movement in Jewish life.
We are indebted to Heschel and
to his editor, Dresner, for making
it possible for us to understand
the origins of Hasidism.
Alvin L. Gray, president of the
American ORT Federation,
has been elected vice president
of JWB at the organizations
recent biennial convention held
in Toronto. Active in ORT for
many years, Gray has been
president of the American ORT
Federation since 1983.
Agony of Sister Rose Stirs
Heart of Rabbi Weiss, Her Friend
Continued from Page 4
voice to this protest, because I feel
that Christians did not speak out
enough during World War II."
She pointed out that "Christians
and Jews were united in this pro-
test of prayer and fast, deman-
ding an international investiga-
tion into the charges made from
many quarters that Mr.
Waldheim's role during the Nazi
Holocaust is sufficiently clouded
as to require a thorough
"My voice and actions of pro-
test, joined with Avi Weiss and
others, called for justice on behalf
of all those Jews six million
Catholics, Protestants, homosex-
uals, minorities, elderly, handicap-
ped dissenters and resistors,
whose lives were unjustly and
brutally snuffed out by the Nazis
and all who joined Hitler's hen-
chmen during the period 1933-45.
They are gone, never to speak for
"Very few Christians spoke out
during those terrible years. So
how can anyone remain silent
now, when Kurt Waldheim, a
member of the Wehrmacht, the
Brown Shirts, sets himself up as a
model to govern? Kurt Waldheim
was involved in that Nazi war
machinery ... He belonged to the
same group the SA that
destroyed the 42 synagogues in
Vienna .. The vote for
Waldheim was really a vote for
human indecency, because he
Taba Negotiations
Concluded Within
'a Week or Two'
Premier Shimon Peres predicted
Thursday night that the Taba
negotiations would be concluded
within "a week or two."
Peres made the remark to a ses-
sion of his Labor Party's Knesset
caucus in Tel Aviv, while in Eilat a
round of Taba negotiations ended
without the hoped-for announce-
ment that the compromise or
document of arbitration could now
be signed.
The negotiators had spent some
of the time clambering about on
the hills and dunes overlooking
Taba so that each side could
designate in plastic terms its ter-
ritorial claim over the two-square
kilometer disputed tract of land.
Peres said there was aggreement
on 95 percent of the accord.
This week, Israel's Avraham
Tamir and David Kimche are to
fly to Cairo in an effort to wrap up
the remainder with Egyptian
Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel
Our Readers Write: Reform
Not Only Rabbis Who Suffer
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Wendy Elliman's article, "U.S.
Rabbis No Legal Validity,"
which appeared in the July 11
issue, raises some interesting
The article did portray the
policy of the Israeli Orthodox
establishment toward the non-
Orthodox in Israel and around the
world accurately. But by presen-
ting the views of only one Reform
rabbi and his narration of what
the Reform movement stands for
and what it has done to try to
change the situation in Israel,
Elliman has made it seem that the
conflict involves only Orthodox
and Reform and that only the
Reform movement is involved
with the struggle for
"Democratization" of religion in
In fact, the Conservative move-
ment is no more highly regarded

by the Orthodox rabbinate in
Israel; their divorces and conver-
sions are also not considered
valid. The Masorati movement has
been actively lobbying for change
in Israel has started schools and
been involved with curriculum
revision, has begun a seminary for
8abra8, and has at least one kib-
butz to its credit.
Among its most stalwart cham-
pions is Rabbi Victor Hoffman,
formerly rabbi of Tikvat Shalom
Synagogue in New Orleans.
Distortion in news reporting is
frequently occasioned as much by
omission as by misstatements of
fact. I take nothing away from the
efforts of the Reform movement
to liberalize the religious scene in
Israel. It would be nice, however,
for your readers to get the whole
New Orleans?!*.

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Despite Claims
Israel's Trade With S. Africa Scant
Continued from Page 1-A
"Well-intentioned student ac-
tivists, for lack of understanding
of the true character and purpose
of Zionism, internalize the lie,"
Ringler explains.
"They accept the insidious pro-
paganda about Zionism and con-
demn the alleged South African-
Israeli alliance as a conspiracy of
two racist states."
ABRAMOWITZ states that the
anti-apartheid movement has
been infiltrated by an anti-Israel
element. "While seeking to
spread an ugly lie in an effort to
undermine support for Israel, it
threatens to compromise the pur-
pose and legitimate goals of the
;inti -apartheid movement," he
Abramowitz calls the strategy
to discredit Israel through South
Africa a two-pronged attack: one,
to highlight trade between the
two countries, and two, to
perpetuate the Zionism equals
racism slur "with the understan-
ding that since racism is evil, so
too is Zionism."
Pointing out that Israel is
"constantly accused" of being one
of South Africa's largest arms
suppliers, Abramowitz cites
studies by the Congressional
Research Service and the
Stockholm International Peace
Research Institute, both of which
indicate that Western nations,
especially France, have been the
b'ggest suppliers and that
weapons have also been sent to
South Africa by the Soviet Union
and Czechoslovakia.
IN 1974, the year of the highest
imports of major weapons by
South Africa during the 1964-83
period, Israel had no sales to that
nation. On the other hand, Jordan
sold Pretoria 41 Centurion ar-
mored vehicles and 55 short-
ranged Tigercat missiles.
As to nuclear programs, for
which Israel has been accused of
aiding South Africa, a 1979 report
by the United Nations Security
Council listed the United States,
Great Britain, France, West Ger-
many, and the Netherlands as the
major nations cooperating with
South Africa.
According to the Abramowitz
report, Israel's arms sales to
South Africa have concentrated
on the navy, "the least important
part of the South African military
in the preservation and perpetua-
tion of apartheid." In 1977-78,
Israel delivered three guided
missile boats; nine others were
constructed in South Africa under
Israeli license between 1978 and
In addition, Israel sold Pretoria
six patrol boats. No weapons that
could be used to repress the South
African blacks have been sold by
Israel since the United Nations
passed a resolution in 1979
boycotting arms to South Africa,
the report says.
AS FOR other trade, Israeli ex-
ports to South Africa have been
modest, Abramowitz says. In con-
trast, 100 percent of South
Africa's oil from 1971-1974 came
from Persian Gulf Moslem states,
with Iran supplying 50 percent,
Saudi Arabia 17 percent, Iraq 15
percent, and Qatar 11 percent.
After 1974, the Arab states did
not reveal their oil exports. It is
believed that they went
L.A. Federation Divests
Holdings in S. Africa Traders
The Jewish Federation
Council Board of Directors
has instructed the Jewish
Community Foundation, its
$60 million endowment arm,
to divest itself of all invest-
ment holdings in companies
presently doing business in
South Africa.
This action, taken at the
Board's July meeting, makes it
one of less than a handful of
American Jewish Federations to
join the growing economic boycott
of the apartheid-wracked nation.
The Foundation is the largest
clearinghouse of Jewish philan-
thropic endowment opportunities
in Southern California and the
third largest Jewish community
foundation in the nation.
HOWARD MILLER, newly ap-
pointed chairperson of the JFC
Community Relations Committee,
stated that the Federation
Board's decision mirrors the
Jewish community's abhorrence
of racism and discrimination in all
its forms.
"We stand squarely with the
many other corporate, govern-
ment and community entities that
have withdrawn support from the
apartheid system," Miller said.
"The CRC will continue to
monitor the South Africa situa-
tion with reference to the effects
of divestiture, the needs of South
Africa's Jewish community and
our Los Angeles community rela-
tions agenda."
In its debate, the Board con-
sidered the financial security of
the community, relations with the
I^os Angeles black community and
the implications regarding the
nature of business operations of
other companies in its portfolio of
Foundation President Allan
Cutrow reported that, based on
information provided him by four
of the five independent firms
managing the Foundation's $12.5
million portfolio of income-
generating funds, that in-
vestments in the following firms
are included: DeBeers, Minorco,
IBM, Nalco Chemical Co., V.F.
Corporation, Bandag, Inc.,
American Cyanamid Co., Borden,
Inc., Citicorp, Dupont, Dart and
Craft, General Motors, General
Signal, Kimberly Clark and Sterl-
ing Drugs, Inc.
Board that their commitment to
this active stance would not
damage the community's
reserves. Not only is there a small
representation of companies do-
ing business in South Africa, he
noted, but the average parcel of
securities involved in any of the
five accounts amounts to under
four percent of the total value.
In addition, the equity portfolio
is highly flexible, and divestment
would not cost a significant
amount to effect. An exact tally of
the funds involved was not
available pending the report of the
fifth manager.
That all but DeBeers, Minorco,
V.F. Corporation and Bandag,
Inc., have signed the Sullivan
Principles, an affirmative action
statement fostering desegrega-
tion and equal pay in the
workplace, became a significant
distinction as several attempts
were made to exempt those co-
signers' securities from
divestiture. The amendment was
defeated each time.
Hirsh recognized several attempts
to include in a divestiture policy
those countries boycotting Israel,
and nations such as the* Soviet
Union, which deny human rights
to their Jewish citizens.
unreported out of fear of the ef-
fect such reports would have on
the Arabs' relationship with those
African countries that had broken
diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Shipping Research Bureau
and Lloyd s Voyage Records later
disclosed that Arab oil exports to
South Africa have remained high
and that the Arab nations' entire
trade with the South Africans,
which includes gold, food and
livestock, was second only to that
of the United States. (Arab states
reportedly take in some $3 billion
a year in gold from South Africa.)
Despite this vast trade by other
nations with South Africa, the
bulk of the blame has been laid on
Israel and the American Jewish
community. Accusations have not
been made against Arab or
Western nations, nor to Arab-
Americans, British-Americans or
any other groups, thus hinting
that anti-Semitism plays a role in
the charges.
AS A REACTION to apartheid,
the B'nai B'rith Hillel National
Student Secretariat study reports
that the Jewish abhorrence of
apartheid "is consistent with the
tradition that made Jews part of
the (U.S.) civil rights movement."
Abramowitz points out that the
Jewish community both in South
Africa and elsewhere throughout
the world has been in the
forefront of the struggle to end
apartheid. The study points out
that B'nai B'rith International
was on record against apartheid
as early as 1966. The study also
points out the anti-apartheid ac-
tivities of other major Jewish
organizations, most notably
Jewish Community Relations
A new chapter has been added
on the response of the South
African Jewish community to the
injustices of apartheid. The study
points out that the South African
Jewish community has long been
the source of major white opposi-
tion to the apartheid system. On
June 12, 1985 the South African
Jewish Board of Deputies became
the first white community
organization to call for the
removal of all apartheid laws and
the total "rejection" of apartheid.
Hirsh Elected
Stanley Hirsh has been elected
president of Jewish Federation
Council, succeeding Bruce
Hochman. Wayne Feinstein has
been elected executive vice
president-designate, succeeding
Ted Kanner beginning Sept. 1.
Participants in Hadassah's Young Judoean Year Study Course
are joined by Ethiopian youngsters at an absorption center in
Tiberias. Hadassah Youth Activities program was honored by the
Israel government. The Young Judaeans, all from New Jersey
are Arieh Fox ofEngelwood (rear), Sharon Stuker of Edison and
Edward Flam of East Brunswick.
Largest Judaica Collection
(JTA) The largest assortment
of Judaica in the Far East has
been established amid the Shinto
shrines and Buddhist temples in
the old Japanese capital of Kyoto
by a world-famous calligrapher,
Kampo Harada.
Ronald and Phylis Shaw of
Woodbridge, visited Harada in
Kyoto while on a recent business
trip for the Pilot Pen Corporation
of America, which is head-
quartered in Trumbull, Conn.
Shaw is the president of Pilot Pen,
which is the U.S. subsidiary of the
Pilot Pen Company, Ltd., Japan's
oldest and largest manufacturer
of writing instruments.
The 75-year-old Harada has
assembled the Judaica collection
at the Kampo Kaikan Museum to
encourage cultural exchange and
to express his personal interest in
Judaism and Israel. Bom in Japan
in 1911, Harada began the study
of calligraphy and ancient Chinese
literature in his youth.
HARADA GAVE the Shaws a
warm welcome and a personal
tour of the museum. He also
created stunning works of
calligraphy while his visitors wat-
ched and then presented one to
the Shaws as a mememto of their
"Mr. Harada, who is believed of
Jewish ancestry, is the driving
force behind this expression of in-
tercultural interest in Japan,"
Shaw commented. "The museum
is in a serene garden and holds
300.000 documents, including
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H cup butter or margarine.
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V< cup liner)i chopped zucchini
'i cup finely chopped
H cup shredded carrots
11 cup chopped onion
y, cup dairy sour cream
3 tablespoons Guldens Spicy
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2 beaten eggs
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Sate vegetables hi I tablespoon butler, remote Irom heat Mix
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Stir in vegetables Mek I tablespoon butter in skillet Spoon
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Note: Any combination of vegetables
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Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms
I pound fresh spinach (or I package
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I pound fresh mushrooms (about 16
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3 tablespoons butter, meked
I cup ncotta cheese
4 teaspoons Gulden* Spicy Brown Mustard
finch crushed oregano
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Friday, August 8, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
AJCong. Leader Says
Pollard Case Still Sticking Point for Israel
imerican Jewish leader
said here that one of the
lost pressing issues of con-
cern at present is the state
)f U.S.-Israel relations in
(igh% of the Jonathan
^olfcd spy case and the
lore recent allegations that
Israel tried to obtain cluster
>mb technology illegally
rom the U.S.
But according to Theodore
lann, president of the American
Jewish Congress, U.S.-Israel rela-
tions, which are excellent, have
en largely unaffected by those
}vents, though there may be some
11-out from the Pollard affair,
lie danger lies, he said, in
lisperceptions by the American
MAN ARRIVED here at the
lead of an AJC delegation to par-
Jcipate in the organization's 22nd
inual three-day America-Israel
Malogue. Interviewed by Voice of
[srael Radio, he said, with
eference to the Pollard case:
"Within the American govern-
lent there is a feeling that if
Israeli) political authorities here
^new nothing and they know
ley knew nothing regarding the
bollard operation then the
Question is, is there sufficient ac-
mntability of the Israel secret
srvices to the political echelon."
"There is concern about that,"
lann added, "and I think there is
concern about the appointment
|>f Eitan to an important in-
dustrial position, and there is a
labbi Ka8sel Abelson of Beth
'I Synagogue in Minneapolis
%vas elected as president of the
lational association ofConser-
ative rabbis, the Rabbinical
14 ssembly, serving a consti-
uency of 1.5 million, the
argest branch of Judaism in
Vorth America. Elected at the
'onclusion of the RA 's five-day
'onvention in Kiamesha Lake,
V.y., he succeeds Rabbi Alex-
nder M. Shapiro of South
grange, N.J.
Discuss Plant Ills
Israeli, Egyptian and American
agronomists met in Rehovot
recently to discuss the suppres-
sion of plant diseases and pests,
improved milk production and in-
creased grain and vegetable yields
in the framework of a trinational
|project aimed at improving
i agricultural development in Israel
and Egypt.
The meeting, at the Hebrew
[University's Faculty of
Agriculture in Rehovot, was the
fourth gathering of the project's
coordinating committee. It sits
twice a year, alternately in Egypt
and Israel. The project is ad-
ministered by the U.S. depart-
ment of Agriculture and funded
by the U.S. Agency for Interna-
tional Development.
belief in the American public and
media which is false that
Col. Sella was promoted to
He was referring to Raphael
Eitan, a former senior Mossad
operative who allegedly recruited
Pollard, a U.S. Navy civilian data
analyst to spy for Israel, and Air
Force Col. Aviem Sella, Com-
mander of the Rimon Air Force
Base in the Negev, whom the U.S.
Justice Department has named as
a co-conspirator in the espionage
operation which oversaw
I'ollard's activities.
MANN SAID this mispercep-
tion is "very unfortunate. We
know it is false but the American
public is left with the impression
that it is true."
Mann said another matter of
concern to the AJC is the rise of
religious fundamentalism in both
the U.S. and Israel. The theme of
this year's Dialogue will be ex-
tremism in Israel and the U.S.
Mann said in that connection
the proposal by the Orthodox-
controlled Interior Ministry to
stamp the word "converted" next
to the designation "Jewish" on
the identity cards of converts to
Judaism in Israel was "gross, in-
tolerable and divisive."
The AJC delegation spent a
week in Turkey on their way to
Israel at the invitation of the
Turkish Chief Rabbi and the local
Jewish community. Mann said he
was favorably impressed by the
condition of Turkey's
24,000-strong Jewish community
which live. in peace and security.
HE SAID the Turkish govern-
ment was aware of their visit and
viewed it favorably. They hope to
secure AJC support to strengthen
U.S.-Turkish relations, Mann
said. The Turkish government has
undertaken to organize a celebra-
tion for the Turkish Jewish com-
munity's 500th anniversary in
1992 and plans to upgrade its
diplomatic relations with Israel,
Mann said.
He claimed there has been great
improvement in the human rights
situation in Turkey.
B'nai Brith Sponsors Federally-Funded Housing
Continued from Page 1
from inception to occupancy,
Gerstein reported.
B'nai B'rith's frist apartment
building for the aged was opened
at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1971,
with 173 untis and 220 residents.
A facility with 60 units and 75
residents has been opened in
Forth Worth, Tex. There are two
B'nai B'rith housing projects in
Silver Spring, Md.
The first Silver Spring project
was opened in 1979 with 135
units. The second, with 100 units,
was opened in 1985. The second
Silver Spring facility is a separate
one and not an addition to the first
facility, though the two buildings
are connected by a glass enclosed
promenade. There are 238
residents in the two Silver Spring
B'nai B'rith housing facilities
are planned for Deerfield Beach,
Fla., and South Orange, N.J. The
Deerfield Beach facility will have
100 units. The South Orange pro-
ject will have 97 units. Construc-
tion is under way on the Deerfield
Beach facility and construction of
the South Orange facility is ex-
pected to begin in 1987.
Gerstein said that the agency's
housing projects have facilities
and staffs which provide pro-
grams to meet the social and
cultural needs of residents. He
said, "We want our residents to
take advantage of opportunities
offered in the surrounding
He said this was "part of our ef-
fort to establish a caring, suppor-
tive environment that allows our
senior citizen residents to live in
dignity and independence."
Gerstein reported that almost
all residents receive rental sub-
sidies under Section 8 of the
Federal Housing Act. Basically,
he reported, the B'nai B'rith re-
quirement is that 30 percent of a
resident's income be paid as rent,
with the balance covered by the
rent supplement.
Asked by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency if B'nai
B'rith had any firm estimates as
to the number of elderly persons
who would want to live in such
facilities, if the apartments were
available, Arthur Shulman, B'nai
B'rith communications director,
replied, "We believe that figure
would be many thousands, judg-
ing from the waiting lists for cur-
rent facilities and the fact that
each new facility achieves total oc-
cupancy readily."
He added that almost all B'nai
B'rith residences maintain a mail-
ing list, usually made up of the
names of about 100 applicants.
Sometimes, such a list may be
"frozen," since it would be futile
to add more names when there is
little possibility that many vacan-
cies will become available.
As to procedures, waiting lists
are maintained on a first-come,
first served basis. Most residences
review the waiting lists annually
to determine whether the ap-
plicants still wish to be
Another B'nai B'rith service to
elderly Jews stems from cutbacks
in recent years in federal support
for local community service pro-
grams which have had a severe
impact on many elderly persons
living on fixed incomes in urban
area. Isolated elderly Jews are
often unable to join in community
services. Some are shut-in, or han-
dicapped, unable to fend for
B'nai B'rith has created a Com-
munity Volunteer Service Com-
mission (CVS), which has
developed a range of programm-
ing efforts to meet the needs of
Israel's 'Pioneer Kibbutz'
Brings Fish To Desert
EILAT (JTA) Israel is
seeking markets in Europe for the
gilt head sea bream, a fish it used
to breed in the Bardawil Lake in
northern Sinai and is now
breeding for commercial use in
the waters of the Red Sea near
Eilat. About 20 tons already have
been exported, mainly to Rome.
Ministry of Agriculture experts
have been doing market studies in
Europe funded by the Jewish
Agency and initial findings are
favorable, especially in Italy and
The fish are bred by the Na-
tional Center for Maritime
Agriculture, which has dispatched
13 scientists to the Red Sea to ex-
plore the commercial potential of
the sea waters. The bream is the
first practical result of their ef-
forts, which have been financed in
part by the Jewish Agency's set-
tlement department.
Kibbutz Elifaz in the Arava
region began in 1984 to breed the
sea bream in floating cages in the
Red Sea. A pollution problem
arose because every 1,000 tons of
fish raised requires 2,500 tons of
fish food, 60 percent of which is
returned as waste. The Maritime
Agricultural Center subsequently
built inland sea water ponds to
solve the problem. The Center is
also breeding shrimp for export.
According to Dr. Hillel Gordin,
director of the Maritime
Agricultural Center, "In our vi-
sion we see the entire area from
Eilat northward covered with fish
ponds. We have only started
scratching the potential. Even-
tually, it is a question of financial
Gordin noted that "Japan in-
vests in maritime agricultural
research some $750 million; Nor-
way invests some $20 million an-
nually. Israel settles for the time
being on an annual investment of
only $1 million."
isolated elderly Jews.
Harry Levitch, CVS chairman,
said, "If you help an older person
change a light bulb, or drive a
senior citizen to the doctor, or
deliver food packages to isolated,
elderly citizens, or visit patients in
nursing homes, or ease a shut-in's
loneliness with a reassuring daily
telephone call, that simple act
might not seem like much. But it
can make an enormous diffence in
the life of a senior citizen."
The CVS, whose participants
make up CVS Mitzvah Corps, was
formally started in 1973, but
many of the programs had been
under way for some 50 years in
B'nai B'rith.
Currently, the JTA was told,
the Mitzvah Corps functions in 11
cities, with some 120 members.
They are men and women, rang-
ing in age from the 20s to the 70s,
each investing about three hours a
week in Mitzvah Corps work.
Religious Directory
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 2J4,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Morris Silberman.
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161.

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Nazis' Kids
Form Communities in L. America

"Pockets" of Nazi com-
munities, consisting of the
children of Nazi war
criminals and local Nazis,
have developed in several
South American countries.
According to Gerald Posner, a
New York attorney who is co-
author of the newly published
"Mengele: The Complete Story,"
(McGraw Hill, $18.95), there are
at least 20-25,000 hard core Nazis
in South America, with large
"pockets" in Argentina, Brazil
and Paraguay.
"The remnant of the Nazi kill-
ing machine is alive in South
America," the 31-year-old lawyer,
who spent months in South
America in the guise of a Nazi pro-
pagandist, told an Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith luncheon here.
"THE FOURTH Reich Nazis in
South America hate the Jews with
passion," he said, adding that the
"second generation" of Nazis, the
sons and daughters of the German
Nazis who took refuge in South
America, are unrepentant and
willing to carry on the atrocities
Hadassah's 72nd
National Convention

Continued from Page 1
organization in the United
States is expected to attract about
3,000 delegates representing
Hadassah's 385,000 members in
1,700 chapters and groups
throughout the United States and
Puerto Rico, according to Blanche
W. Shukow of Huntington Sta-
tion, New York, Chairman of the
Convention and Coordinator of
Hadassah's National Fund Rais-
ing Division. Her Co-Chairman is
Thelma C. Wolf of Lawrence,
New York, National American Af-
fairs Chairman of Hadassah.
With the general theme, "We
Came to the Land to Build and be
Rebuilt," the Convention will ex-
plore a range of issues impacting
on the life of the contemporary
American Jewish woman from
her evolving role in her family,
work and community to her active
involvement in American Zionist
affairs and American Jewry's
historic partnership with the peo-
ple of Israel, Shukow said.
Convention plenaries,
workshops and special study ses-
sions will cover such topics as
volunteerism, leadership develop-
ment, Jewish life and observance
and religious pluralism, as well as
Hadassah's health care, education
and youth welfare programs in
Israel and U.S.-Israel relations.
Three concurrent American Af-
fairs Forums on Wednesday mor-
ning will touch on issues of con-
cern to the American Jewish com-
munity. Judith Goldsmith, former
president of the National
Organization for Women, will
speak on "The Women's Agen-
da." Will Maslow, General
Counsel of the American Jewish
Congress, will discuss anti-
Semitism in the U.S. and Marvin
E. Frankel, Co-chairman of the
Congress's Commisson on Law
and Social Action, will speak on
the Constitution and the Supreme
Other sessions of special in-
terest include plenaries on
religious pluralism with Dr.
Emanuel Rackman, Chancellor of
Israel's Bar-Ilan University, and
Rabbis Steven Greenberg and
Shira Milgrom of the National
Center for Leadership and
Hadassah's programs in Israel
will be discussed by Dr. Samuel
Penchas, Director General of the
Hadassah Medical Organization;
Ora Sela, Chairman of the
Hadassah Council in Israel; Eli
Amir, Director General of Youth
Taft Installed
Taft, associate executive director
of the Jewish Family Service of
Los Angeles, was installed as
president of the Conference of
Jewish Communal Services, suc-
ceeding Feme Katleman, director
of the department of continuing
professional education at the
Council of Jewish Federations.
Aliyah, and Dr. Emanuel Chigier,
Director of youth Aliyah's Medical
and Psycho-Social Services, and
Miryam Bairey-Alburquerque of
the Hadassah Community
committed by their fathers.
Discussing his new book, which
he co-authored with John Ware,
Posner said he became interested
in the Mengele case in 1981 when
he was retained to represent
twins who had survived the
gruesome experiments conducted
on them by Mengele, the "Angel
of Death" at the Auschwitz con-
centration camp during World
War II.
Posner disclosed that there are
118 known twin survivors who
were tortured by the "medical"
experiments of Mengele. About 97
of them live now in Israel, he said.
Until Adolf Eichmann was ab-
ducted in 1960 from Argentina by
Israeli intelligence agents,
Mengele lived in Buenos Aires
almost openly, Posner said. But
following the Eichmann abduction
Mengele fled to Paraguay, where
he lived in constant fear of the
Iraelis, Posner said.
Mengele's whereabouts were
known to Israeli agents since
1962, but for reasons of man-
power, budgetary considerations
and the fact that the Mossad's
resources were diverted to other
cases, Mengele was not captured,
and finally died in Brazil in 1979 in
a swimming accident.
Posner, who obtained exclusive
access to Mengele's 5,000 pages of
writings and diaries, said that the
"monster" died unrepentant. He
said that had Mengele been cap-
tured and brought to trial, his
testimony could have been used as
an answer to all those who now
say that the Holocaust never
Jewish Network
PROJENET, the Professional Jewish Business Network held
its July monthly business meeting at the Holiday Inn at Boca
PROJENET meets the second Tuesday of each month, PRO-
JENET members include area physicians, business owners,
stockbrokers, insurance salesmen, builders and other professional
and business people. The group's purpose is to provide an oppor-
tunity for area professionals to "network" with other iiirrinninil
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August's PROJENET event will be a Tennis Tournament and
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cost is $20 per person. Members, their guests and prospective ap-
plicants are invited to attend.
For more information about PROJENET please call Organisa-
tion President Dale Filhaber at 994-0530, Membership Chairman
Jeff Jerome at 368-3100 or Les Sceinfeld at the Boca Raton JCC
at 395-5546.
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