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of South County
Volume 8 Number 35
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 31,1986
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Price 35 Cenls
On 4 Bombing Counts
Aryan Nations Admirer Arrested
22-year-old man known to
have frequented the neo-
Nazi, white supremacist
Aryan Nations compound
near Hayden Lake, Idaho,
was arrested last week and
charged in Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, on three counts of
bombing and one count of
attempted bombing.
The man, Robert Pires, is the
only person charged in connection
with the Sept. 15 bombing of the
home of Father Bill Wassmuth, a
Roman Catholic priest, and the
Sept. 29 bombings of a luggage
store and the Federal Building in
Coeur d'Alene, a resort town
about seven miles from the head-
quarters of the Aryan Nations.
Another bomb on the roof of the
Armed Forces Recruiting Offices
was found before it went off. A
Kootenai County judge in Coeur
d'Alene set bail at $500,000.
Continued on Page 2
King Hassan II of Morocco (right) greets Mrs.
Liliane Shalom of New York, vice president of
the World Assembly of Moroccan Jewry, at his
palace in Rabat. The King broke precedent
when he received members of the executive
committee of the World Assembly, who includ-
ed four Israeli Knesset members, at their re-
cent meeting in Casablanca. Next to Hassan is
David Amar, president of the World
Assembly, who lives in Morocco. In addition to
Israel and the U.S., delegates came from
Canada, France, Spain and Switzerland. The
meeting followed the recent visit of Israel
Prime Minister Shimon Peres to Morocco,
where he discussed with the King ways of
widening the circle of Arab-Israel peace.
New Cabinet
Settles In As In-Fighting Continues
Shimon Peres' tenure as
Foreign Minister began last
week with an internal row
that Peres managed to set-
tle, but not to the complete
satisfaction of all concerned.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir, oh
the other hand, ensconced
himself in office smoothly,
choosing Herat hardliners
as his top aides.
Peres' troubles stemmed from
his plan to divide the position of
director general of the Foreign
Ministry between two men. This
was necessary to create a senior
post for Peres' close associate,
former Cabinet Secretary Yossi
Beilin, after his nomination to be
Israel's next Ambassador to the
U.S. was vetoed by Likud.
THE CABINET approved
Peres' plan last Monday (Oct. 20).
But Avraham Tamir, who was
slated to be director general, balk-
ed. He refused to share his office
with anyone else and threatened
to resign. Tamir's chief political
patron, Minister-Without-
Portfolio Ezer Weizman, was
Tamir had served as director
general of the Prime Minister's
Office during the two years that
Peres headed the Labor-Likud
coalition government. Weizman
also served in the Prime
Minister's Office as liaison for
Arab affairs. He had planned to
continue his functions in the
foreign Ministry, but Attorney
General Yosef Harish advised that
this would be constitutionally
Peres' efforts at conciliation
prevailed and Tamir agreed,
reluctantly, to a proposed com-
promise. He will serve as director
general with authority over Third
World and Middle East affairs.
Beilin's ambit will be Europe, the
United States and diplomatic
Nevertheless, Tamir would not
conceal his disgruntlement and
Weizman, twice frustrated and
still angry, went abroad on
PERES FOR HIS part is still
pushing Beilin's candidacy for
Ambassador to Washington.
Under the terms of an accord he
signed with Shamir, the matter
may be settled within three mon-
ths. Peres is to submit a list of
candidates for the all-important
Continued on Page 10-
Downed Flier
To Be Tough
One of two Israel Air Force
flyers who bailed out of
their Phantom jet over
south Lebanon on Oct. 16 is
being held by the Shiite
militia, Amal, and Israel an-
ticipates long and difficult
negotiations for his release.
This was indicated by Amal
leader Nabih Berri in Beirut who
confirmed that the Israeli airman
was in Amal's hands. Israeli
authorities earlier discounted
Amal claims that he was their
prisoner because they offered no
proof by way of personal details or
photographs. Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin said earlier that
there was no official confirmation
of who held the flyer.
BUT BERRI'S statement was
accepted here, and with some
degree of relief inasmuch as
Amal, the mainstream Shiite
military organization in Lebanon,
is moderate in contrast to the
Iranian-inspired Hezbullah and
other extremist Shiite groups.
Berri is Ministei jf Justice in the
Lebanese government.
The Israeli prisoner was the
Phantom's navigator. Its pilot,
who also bailed out, was rescued
by an Israel Air Force helicopter.
Israel claims the plane crashed
because of a malfunction that
caused bombs in its undercarriage
to explode. Reports from Lebanon
said it was shot down while taking
part in a bombing raid on an El
Fatah base east of Tyre.
Berri did not say that Amal will
hold the Israeli to bargain for the
release of Amal or other Shiites
held prisoner by Israel or by the
Israel-backed South Lebanon Ar-
my (SLA). But he hinted as much
at a Beirut press conference when
he referred to Shiites, including
young women, in the Khiam
detention camp run by the SLA in
south Lebanon.
BERRI WAS quoted as saying
that before negotiations for the
Israeli flyer could begin, "Israel
$2.5 Billion in Arms
How They Were To Be Sent To Iran
has attempted to piece
NEW YORK (JTA) together the puzzle of how
Paul Grand, attorney for this case originated, in an
Samuel Evans, the accused affidavit to support a joint
middleman in an alleged motion by defense lawyers
conspiracy to supply some in the case to dismiss ie
$2.5 billion worth of charges.
American weapons to Iran, Four l8raeH8 ^ ^j^ 17
defendants charged in the case
with wire fraud, mail fraud and
conspiracy to resell American-
made weapons to Iran from ex-
isting arsenals in Israel and three
other countries.
A HEARING on the motion in
Continaed on Pag* 11
Nabih Berri
must first free Lebanon."
Lebanon affairs experts here
said that while Berri is chiefly in-
terested in freeing Amal prisoners
held by Israel or the SLA, his posi-
tion as Justice Minister would
force him to demand the release
as well of non-Amal members, in-
cluding Hezbullah and possibly
even Palestinians, to demonstrate
that he is active in the interests of
all Arabs.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridiap of South County/Friday, October 31, 1986
EEC Barely Civil
As Britain Stands
Alone Against Syria
European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) was seriously
divided Monday over its
response to Britain's urging
to take joint measures
Syria because of its
involvement in in-
ternational terrorism.
The Foragn Ministers of the 12
member-states, unable to reach a
decision after a six-boor dosed
session in Luxembourg, continued
to meet late into the night A
spokesman said a joint communi-
que might be issued when the
meeting adjourns
BRITAIN BROKE diplomatic
relations with Syria last Friday
following the sentencing of a Jor-
danian national. Nezar Hindawi.
to 45 years in prison for attemp-
tinig to place a bomb aboard an E!
Al airliner at London's Heathrow
Airport last April 17. Britain
charged the Syrian Embassy aflli
collusion in the plot.
British Foreign Secretary So-
Geoffrey Howe asked his col-
leagues at the meeting in Luxem-
bourg to take concrete measures
such as cutting off economic aid to
Damascus, imposing stricter visa
regulations or. Syrian nationals,
curtailing travel by Byrtaa
diplomats in Western Europe and
cancellation of official exchange
visits between Syria and the EEC
Diplomatic sources in Luxem-
bourg said that Greece. West Ger-
many and France opposed joint
anti-Syrian action. According to
these sources, the Greek delega-
tion accepted publication of a joint
communique condemning ter-
rorism "in al! its forms" but refus-
ed to have Syria mentioned by
were prepared to support a joint
condemnation referring specifical-
ly to Syria but refused to "put
teeth" into any joint measures,
the sources said. Before Monday's
meeting Howe urged the EEC
states "to support us not with
words alone." He called on Bri-
tain's partners to cut off economic
aid to Syria, curtail trade and con-
demn Syria's tactics.
Howe produced what he called
conclusive evidence of Syrian in-
volvement in the attempt to plant
a bomb aboard the Israeli airliner.
Diplomatic sources told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
the evidence consisted of a
transcript of Hindawi's trial at
which several witnesses gave
testimony directly implicating the
Syrian Ambassador in London,
Loutof Allah Haydar. and his staff
in the terror plot.
Howe also produced additional
evidence provided by the British
secret service and the CIA, and
transcripts of wiretaps at the
homes of Syrian officials in
THE 12 EEC countries de-
nounced Libya last April 21 after
the U.S. air raid on Tripoli which
was a punitive measure for
Labyan-backed terrorist acts in
Europe. But EEC sources ex
plained Monday that Syria's case
is "very different."
Syna and the EEC have signed
an economic cooperation agree-
ment and are currently
negotiating a financial agreement
lor the period 1986-1990. Syria
has dose, eren friendly relations
wsfc seveni of the EEC member
scazes perocabrry Greece. Italy.
Spam. Pormgai and France.
France. West Germany and The
Netheriands have granted Syria
economic aid. According to the
French press, they were about to
increase their economic
assistance. The three countries
believe Syrian President Hafez
Assad's regime should receive
assistance to prevent Syria from
falling completely under Soviet
France, moreover, believes
Syria can help obtain the release
of sever. French hostages held by
Shiite Moslem extremists in
ACCORDING to the French
press. France has negotiated an
important arms sales deal with
Syria which only awaits the
signature of Premier Jacques
Chirac. The agreement reportedly
is for the sale of combat planes
and helicopters, electronic
devices, missiles and computers.
Some reports said the deal was
worth billions of dollars.
Nevertheless, several political
parties here have urged the
government to support Britain's
tough stance against Syria. The
Socialist opposition has called for
a break of diplomatic relations
with Syria. Former President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing has
pressed Chirac "to show his
solidarity" with Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher's government.
Leftist, Pro-PLO Senator
In Uruguay Criticizes Jews
gratuitous comment by a leftist,
pro-PLO Senator in Uruguay who
critized Jews for persisting in ef-
forts to prosecute Nazi criminals
has evoked an angry response
from the representative body of
Uruguayan Jewry.
According to Rabbi Morton
Rosenthal, director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith's Latin American Affairs
Department, the Comite Central
Israelita denounced efforts to
"delegitimize the significance of
the Holocaust as anti-Semitism
disguised as humanism." Rosen-
thai said the Comite added that
| Gillman Reelected
Sam Gillman of Rock Island has
been elected to a second term as
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of the Quad Cities.
Dr. Dot Padeh (left) of the Urology Depart-
ment of the Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center discusses the Center's
litkotripter, a device for the nonsurgical treat-
ment of kidney stones, to a group of Arab ad-
ministrators for hospitals in Judea and
Samaria. The Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion has established a special liaison office
with the Civilian Administration of Judea
and Samaria to strengthen cooperation with
doctors and administrators in West Bank
medical facilities.
On 4 Bombing Counts
Aryan Nations Admirer Arrested
Contiased frost Page 1
custody several days prior to his
arrest after voluntarily offering to
testify to the bombings in ex-
change for their protection. In ad-
dition, three others associated
with the group have been arrested
on charges of counterfeiting:
Olive and Ed Hawley, a couple in
their 20's, and David Dorr, also in
his 20 s, who was security chief
for the Aryan Nations.
The three were arrested by
United States Secret Service
agents. The Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms reportedly
found weapons in Dorr's home.
Dorr's wife Debbie is spokesper-
son for the Aryan Nations.
Information on the arrests and
on the activities of the group was
obtained by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in telephone
interviews with the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith in Seattle, which monitors
the Pacific Northwest for anti-
Semitic and racist activities, with
the prosecuting attorney's office
in Coeur d'Alene, and with
sources in Coeur d'Alene who
have requested anonymity
because of threats made against
THE 20-ACRE Aryan Nations
compound is owned by the Rev.
Richard Butler, a man in his 70's
who is a leader of both the Aryan
Nations and its relgious arm, the
Church of Jesus Christ Christian,
which ascribes to the Christian
Identity ideology that Anglo-
Saxon whites are the true "chosen
people" of Israel and that "Jews
are imposters who are the offspr-
ing of Satan through the line of
Christian Identity adherents
recently picketed an exhibit of
Auschwitz artifacts on display at
the United Jewish Federation of
Tidewater, Virginia, which receiv-
ed bomb threats as well. Federal
officials are also investigating
that incident.
The latest series of bombings
was described in Coeur d'Alene as
a "second phase" of The Order,
the violently racist, anti-Semitic
group that arose from the Aryan
Nations and whose "first phase"
supposedly ended last winter with
the sentencing in February of 10
of its members to prison terms
from 40-100 years for a long
series of crimes that culminated in
the murder of Jewish talk-show
host Alan Berg in Denver in June,
DURING THE three-and-a
half-month-long trial, federal pro-
secutors accused The Order of
murder, robbery, counterfeiting
and other crimes with the aim of
killing Jews, deporting minorities
and establishing an all-white na-
tion. The stiffest sentences were
given to those accused of the
murder of Berg and of a fellow
white supremacist for allegedly
leaking information about the
group. The defendants were refer-
red to as "patriots" by one of
those sentenced, who warned that
"blood will flow."
According to JTA sources in the
area, The Order has vowed to
make the Pacific Northwest into
an all-white bastion.
Coeur d'Alene, with an approx-
imate population of 20,000, is a
resort town that has been describ-
ed as "one of the finest on earth,"
"a perfect town" very physical-
ly beautiful, dependent on
tourism, silver mining and
lumber. JTA sources said a hotel
there that was purchased and
developed for a very large sum
got its developer on the Aryan Na-
tions' "hit list" as "one of the 10
worst Jews in town." He isn't
Jewish. Father Wassmuth
reportedly also has been described
as a Jew, a "rabbi in disguise."
THERE ARE very few Jews in
Coeur d'Alene, most of them mar-
ried to non-Jews, and there are no
Jewish community buildings or
synagogues. The nearest Jewish
community is Spokane, about 35
miles to the west. There are also
very few blacks in the area. The
region has been an attraction to
these white supremacist, violently
anti-Semitic groups.
Local folk and businessmen in
Coeur d'Alene are very angered
by the racist threats that threaten
the peace of their otherwise placid
town, described as "a cancer that
is eating up the area.-'
Their hatred of racism and at
tachment to the area spurred
them to organize an anti-racist
group, the Kootenai County Task
Force on Human Relations, which
is headed by Father Wassmuth.
Wassmuth's house was bombed
with a strong pipe bomb placed in-
side his front door that did not
damage the one room in which he
was at the time, talking on the
THE TASK force organized a
five-and-a-half-hour human rights
rally in July to counter a two-day
Aryan Nations conference at the
compound, which drew about 167
sympathizers. The rally, about
1,000 strong, was organized to
"celebrate the ethnic, racial and
religious diversity of the Pacific
Northwest," rally organizers said.
The task force has been describ-
ed as "one of the most productive
grass-roots human rights
organizations in the country.
"we wfll not forget that which
should not be forgotten, we will
not pardon that which should not
be pardoned."
The Senator, Francisco Rodri-
quez Cammusso, a member of the
leftist Broad Front coalition who
was elected with the support of
the Uruguayan Communist Party,
criticized Jews for still pursuing
Nazi war criminals "50 years"
after the Holocaust.
His comments came during a
Uruguayan Senate debate over a
proposed law to provide the legal
framework for prosecution of
those in charge who allegedly
were involved in torture and
disappearance of Uruguayans
during the period of military rule
in that country.
Rosenthal said the Senator's
statement came at a time when
there has been a sharp increase of
Nazi graffiti throughout
Montevideo, the nation's capital.
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Orthodox Jews Arrested
In Moscow As They
Celebrate Simchat Torah
Friday, October 31, 1986/The Jfewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Five young Orthodox Jews
were arrested in front of
Moscow's Choral
Synagogue on Simchat
Torah Sunday, according to
Lynn Singer, director of the
Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry.
Singer told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that, accor-
ding to reliable sources, the five
were arrested by "particularly
vicious" policemen, who told them
that "they wished that they could
kill them." It occurred after Elie
Wiesel left Moscow.
WIESEL, the 1986 Nobel
Peace Prize winner, went to
Moscow last week to discuss the
plight of Soviet Jewry with top
Soviet officials but was reportedly
unable to meet with Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev. Speaking at a
news conference, Wiesel appealed
to the Soviet government to allow
dissident physicist Andrei
Sakharov, the 1975 Nobel Peace
Laureate who was banished to the
city of Gorky sue years ago, to
return to Moscow. Wiesel describ-
ed Sakharov as "a humanitarian"
and said that "to isolate him is un-
fair and unjust."
Wiesel also attended a Jewish
religious ceremony in Moscow and
said later he had been moved by
the resilience and faith of Soviet
Jews. Wiesel, who was in Moscow
as a guest of the Soviet War
Veterans Committee to discuss
with its members how to com-
memorate victims of the Nazis in
World War II, left for Paris
Singer said the five, who were
arrested immediately after
Wiesel's departure, were taken to
police headquarters, where they
were being held until a trial Mon-
Doubles Funds
To Bonds
BOSTON (JTA) The con-
gregation of Temple Mishkan
Tfila, in Newton doubled its
Sledges for Israel Bonds on Kol
(idre night, the customary time
for synagogues to raise money for
Israel, and according to Rabbi
Richard Yellin, the man responsi-
ble for the enthusiastic response is
a West German Protestant
clegyman, Pastor Albrecht
Lohrbacher, in fact, made the
first pledge for Israel Bonds this
year to the Temple, Yellin inform-
ed his congregrants in his Kol
Nidre sermon. "He cares for
Israel more than Jews who take
their past for granted," Yellin
He recalled that he met
Lohrbacher, who is Superinten-
dent of Christian Religious Educa-
tion in Baden, in 1982 when the
pastor visited Boston, and they
renewed their friendahhip when
Yellin visited Germany last
Yellin said Lohrbacher told him
he decided to repent for Ger-
many's Nan past "I'm 48 and
even though my generation is not
guilty, I know there can be no
reconciliation with the Nazi past.
Christianity means remembering
and facing up to what was done in
the name of the Christian German
tradition," Yellin quoted the
pastor as saying.
day where she assumed they
would be charged with
"hooliganism" and incarcerated
for a minimum of 15 days.
THE FIVE were unidentified,
but sources told Singer that one of
them is missing a hand and that
this might help to identify him.
Singer said that the current
"mood in Moscow is so bad"
among Jews.
The arrests occurred during a
visit to the United States by the
Soviet chairman of the Council of
Religious Affairs, Konstantin
Kharchev, who announced last
Thursday at a press conference in
New York that the Soviet Union is
moving in the direction of
democratizing government policy
toward religion.
Kharchev professed to have no
knowledge of specific instances
where Jews were mistreated or
harassed, alleging that "enemies
of the Soviet State propagate
New Israeli-Spanish ties were developed at the
Agritech Fair in Tel Aviv as Bank Hapoalim
hosted a seminar on potential agro-industrial
ventures between the countries. Alexander
Yuchtman, senior executive of Bank
Hapoalim (center), is chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce of Israel-Latin
America, Spain and Portugal, which con-
ducted the seminar. Others participating were
J.L. Garcia Palacies (left), president of the
Cooperative Agricultural Association of
Hueva, Andalusia; Antonio Hernandez (se-
cond from right), former Senator in the
Spanish Parliament, also from Andalusia;
and Moshe Shoham (far right), Israeli Com-
mercial Attache in Spain. They joined more
than 600 Spanish visitors among the 4,000
foreign participants in the Agritech exhibition
here. Pedro Lopez Aquirre Bengoa, the first
Ambassador of Spain to Israel, also addressed
the gathering.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 31, 1986
The Trial That Probed
A People's Conscience
England, "this emerald isle" about which
William Shakespeare once rhapsodized, has
never been known to shrink from diplomatic
duplicity. Reckoned in these terms, what
happened last week when the British
government severed diplomatic relations
with Syria is on its face inexplicable.
The government had an absolute respon-
sibility to try Nezar Hindawi, the Jordanian
Arab who tried to smuggle a suitcase full of
high explosives aboard an El Al jet bound
for Tel Aviv last Apr. 17. And so the govern-
ment did.
But in the process, the British uncovered
proof that the Syrian Ambassador in Lon-
don, Loutof Allah Haydar, was implicated in
the plot that, in effect, Hindawi had acted
in collusion with Haydar, who would pay him
$250,000 for planting the explosives aboard
the jet on Syria's National Day.
To make matters worse, the Syrian envoy
to Great Britain saw Hindawi at the Syrian
Embassy in London almost immediately
after he planted the explosives on his Irish
girlfriend, Anne-Marie Murphy, moments
before she was to board the El Al jet, and it
was at the Embassy that Hindawi was plac-
ed in the care of three Syrian diplomats who
were to disguise him and send him to a safe
hiding place.
British Move Surprising
The upshot of this was a British jury's
unanimous verdict last week that Hindawi
was guilty and that he be imprisoned for
some 40 years for a "well-planned, well-
organized crime which involved many others
besides yourself, some of them people in
high places."
At another time in British history, even
'this would be unthinkable to tweak the
nose of an Arab nation when a lesser verdict
could have as easily served as the ap-
propriate cosmetic treatment to remain
diplomatically indifferent to Syria's botched
job. But thereafter to sever diplomatic rela-
tions with Syria, with all the attendant risks
that this implies, not the least of which sug-
gest terrorist retaliation in a London over-
run these days by Arab nationals?
The British move was indeed surprising, a
move designed to fit the punishment to the
crime, diplomatic second thoughts be damn-
ed. One may argue that, as in the case of the
trial of Hindawi himself, and the imprison-
ment terms, London had no alternative.
After all, Syria, a nation with which the
British government is at peace, was
presumably using its Embassy to stage ter-
rorist acts. The severing of diplomatic rela-
tions with Syria, so the reasoning would go,
was therefore the only course of reaction
available to a nation whose integrity had
been ruptured by a foreign government in-
different to the protocol of behavior atten-
dant to appropriate Embassy conduct.
A Heroic Stand
These considerations apart, there was the
question of international terrorism itself.
Many world nations had been making brave
statements during the past few years about
a global war on terrorism. What else, in the
end, could the British do but be high-
minded? Many things, but they chose none
of those far less painful alternatives.
The attitude of the European Economic
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Community nations is far more in accord
with what one may have expected from that
continent of occasionally miserable, greedy,
self-centered governments. As of Monday, it
snubbed the courageous British action and
contentedly focused on the political and
economic advantages of neither joining the
British in diplomatically isolating Syria fur-
ther nor, indeed, of even signing a state-
ment of unreserved support for its EEC
partner's move. Talk about cowardice let
alone those brave but empty European vows
to combat terrorism.
Against this background of typical Euro-
pean behavior, the British decision stands
out all the more sharply and heroically.
This "emerald isle, this England" today is
what Shakespeare had in mind when he first
wrote the noble words.
New Soviet Maneuver
The new Soviet maneuver so far as the
refuseniks are concerned is to let them out
one at a time in moments appropriately
designed to exact maximum public relations
value from each release. In this sense,
Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev is
becoming an artful manipulator of American
public opinion.
But too many in our country have rushed
to praise Gorbachev despite the obvious pur-
pose of his cruel maneuvering. In this sense,
as Pamela Cohen, president of the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews, has pointed out,
"Natan Sharansky, Yuri Orlov and Dr.
David Goldfarb are decoys who distract the
media's attention from larger problems ..."
Gorbachev's little ballet to please the
crowd apart, the fact is that the Soviet
Union has denied exit visas to a minimum of
30,000 refuseniks at the same time that a
total of some 400,000 other Jews have taken
the first steps toward emigration.
THE ukup syMphony
But both groups, as Cohen points out, "are
being thwarted by the Soviets' deliberately-
designed, obstructive policy."
We must agree that, given the abysmally
slow pace of current Soviet-Jewish emigra-
tion, it is especially disturbing that the
Reagan Administration seems to be caught
up in Gorbachev's case-by-case approach as
the Soviets continue their agonizingly slow
review of the emigration question.
The case-by-case review is a mere bandaid
solution to a deeper problem: The individual
case approach is a smokescreen behind
which the Soviet government continues its
brutal repression of its two million Jewish
citizens against a backdrop of growing
Soviet-sponsored anti-Semitic propaganda
on radio and television, in newspapers and in
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The Soviet Union might
consider sending rabbinical
candidates to the United
States for training and or-
dination in response to a
shortage of rabbis in the
USSR, Konstantin Khar-
chev, chairman of the Coun-
cil of Religious Affairs in the
USSR, told a press con-
ference here.
But such an arrangement, he
said, would depend on the
"climate between the two coun-
tries. As you know, relations bet-
ween our countries right now are
quite bad."
KHARCHEV, whose position in
the USSR is equivalent to that of
Minister of Religion, is visiting
the United States at the invitation
of the Appeal of Conscience Foun-
dation, an ecumenical coalition of
Jewish and Christian religious and
lay leaders, whose president is
Rabbi Arthur Shneier of the Park
East Synagogue in Manhattan.
This is the first time in the
history of the Soviet Union that
an individual holding such a high
religious ministerial position is
visiting the U.S. Kharchev's
12-day tour included Washington,
D.C. and Atlanta.
Addressing the press con-
ference at the Overseas Press
Club, Kharchev said the USSR is
moving in the direction of
democratizing government policy
toward religion. He said cheerful-
ly that he himself is "a non-
believer, a Communist" but that
nevertheless "I treat believers
with respect."
BUT THE Soviet official
became evasive or denunciatory
when he was pressed for specific
answers by the reporters about
the treatment of Jews in the
USSR. He denied any allegations
of mistreatment of Jews or Jewish
places of worship, and hewed to
the official Soviet line regarding
the proscription of religious study
and possession or religious books.
He professed to have no
knowledge of specific cases of
Jews who were being mistreated
or harassed.
Kharchev claimed that Soviet
law forbids religious study prior to
adulthood, the possession of more
than one religious book "brought
over international borders," and
forbids Soviet prisoners to have
religious books in their possession
"because they broke the law."
In answer to a question by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency about
religious study and a reportedly
destroyed mikveh in the Marina
Roscha Synagogue in Moscow,
Kharchev appeared to become
angered, demanding to know
what the news sources were, and
denouncing persons in the West
who, he claimed, spread lies given
them by Soviet citizens.
KHARCHEV DID not answer
the JTA'8 .question of why Jewish
children cannot study Judaism or
Talmud, as they are mandated to
from the time they can read accor-
ding to the Jewish religion. Nor
did he answer the charge that
Jewish study groups are harassed.
Kharchev said he knew nothing
until today of the case of Piotr
(Pinchas) Polanski, a Moscow
refusenik who was formally warn-
ed to stop his activities, which
allegedly consisted of organizing
an unregistered religious com-
munity at the Marina Roscha
Synagogue, active participation in
Talmud study at the end of morn-
ing services, and the wearing of
yarmulkes by his guests.
Jonathan Wolf, a New York
teacher of Jewish studies who just
returned from the Soviet Union,
confronted point-by-point Khar-
chev's denials and evasions. Wolf
told Kharchev that Soviet Jews
"live in fear and harassment. The
freedom you talk about does not
ed why he had been denied entry
into a church by a policeman, why
Leningrad Hebrew teacher
Miriam Furman told him she was
unable to get dictionaries, and
why a group of students spending
the Sabbath with Leonid
(Elimelech) Rakhlin and his wife
Golda outside Leningrad in
January has been beaten up, two
of them seriously.
Wolf asked if the "process of
democratization" will affect this,
as well as members of study
groups who are harassed.
"I met people," answered Khar-
chev, ''who paid $500 for those
who could bring such fairytales
from the Soviet Union." In this
and other instances, he said,
"enemies of the Soviet State pro-
pagate lies."
When asked why the mikveh
(ritual bath) at the Marina Roscha
Synagogue had been destroyed
last week, during the night, by
throwing in stones, Kharchev said
alternately that the mikveh was
constructed against the "building
code" and that it wasn't true that
the mikveh had been destroyed.
He claimed that someone visiting
could verify this.
HE SAID said that Polanski
should have spoken to the proper
authorities first about his study
group, although he initially claim-
ed to not know anything about the
Kharchev, speaking about the
Marina Roscha Synagogue, said,
"You have the wrong informa-
tion. If I am right, you are wrong.
I never heard about it. We have no
plans to close any synagogue in
the USSR."

In 'Night,' Nobel
Winner Wiesel
Probed Humanity
Friday, October 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Copyright Baltimore Jewish Times
Special Publication Rights Reserved
He introduced himself to
us in 1960 with Night, an ap-
propriate title for a personal
account of that most im-
penetrable and eternally
unanswerable suspension of
humanity the Nazi con-
centration camps.
Elie Wiesel had entered
Buchenwald in 1944. He was 16
years old. All 12,000 Jews of his
home town of Sighet, in Tran-
sylvania near the Ukrainian
border, had been sent to the death
camps. The young Wiesel watched
his father die in Buchenwald. His
mother and a younger sister and
other relatives were killed at
other Jewish orphans, he was
shipped to France to become
wards of a French Jewish
children's agency. He studied
philosophy at the Sorbonne. He
studied and practiced
asceticism. He worked as a choir
director, a Hebrew teacher, a
But all the time, there was a
night of the Holocaust inside him,
a night which became a book and a
book which brought him out of a
silence about that dark night of
the soul known as the Third Reich.
Of Night, Wiesel has said, "I
wanted to show the end, the finali-
ty of the event. Everything came
to an end history, literature,
religion, God. There was nothing
left. Since then, I have explored
all kinds of options. To tell you
that I have found a new religion,
that I believe no. I am still sear-
ching. I am still exploring. I am
still protesting."
IN THE 28 years since we first
heard the voice of Elie Wiesel, he
has not ceased his searchings and
explorings and, especially, his pro-
tests. Determined that the
Holocaust and its searing, un-
quenchable lessons would not
be forgotten, his voice as been uni-
que, indefatigable, universal. He
has protested the treatment of
Soviet Jews, he has chaired the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council. He has spurned
the pleas of Israelis, including
Golda Meir, to join them in Zion,
but he is a powerful voice for the
existence of Israel.
As President Reagan planned to
visit the Nazi cemetery in Bitburg
in West Germany last year, it was
Elie Wiesel who told him, "Mr.
President, that place is not your
place. Your place is with the vic-
tims of the SS."
Two weeks ago, Wiesel's words
and moral courage were honored
by te Nobel Prize Committee. An-
nouncing that Wiesel would
receive the Peace Prize, the Nobel
committee saluted Wiesel as "a
messenger to mankind. His
message is one of peace, atone-
ment and human dignity. His
belief that the forces fighting evil
in the world can be victorious is a
hard-won belief."
HARD-WON, indeed. Since
1944, Wiesel has struggled with a
universe that makes little sense,
with a world whose bearings of
sense were dismantled by Hitler's
Germany more than four decades
ago. Certainty eludes him;
mystery pursues him.
"Nothing is clear to me,"
Wiesel has said. "Nothing is solv-
ed. Nothing is answered.
"All my work is a question
mark. My work does not contain
one single answer. It is always
questions, questions I always try
to deepen.
Continued on Page 9-
Volumes Show His Voice, Vision, Soul
Three volumes contain not only
"the voice and the vision" of Elie
Wiesel but his Jewish heart and
soul. They are embodied in
"Against Silence: The Voice and
Vision of Elie Wiesel," edited by
Irving Abrahamson.
One must be grateful to Irving
Abrahamson for the apparent love
and diligence he devoted to the
gathering and editing of Wiesel's
words, whether to a worldwide
audience over television or in the
Abraham H. Foxman is
associate national director of
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
most obscure of synagogues. He
must have worked like the most
pious of Orthodox Jews searching
through a many-roomed house for
every scrap and crumb of chometz
as Passover approaches.
HIS LABORS resulted in a col-
lection which belongs in every
library private or public, Jewish
or non-Jewish. It includes
Wiesel's lectures, reviews, inter-
views, dialogues, forewords,
essays, comments on topical and
urgent matters and his own inter-
pretations of his works.
It also contains a complete
bibliography, alphabetically listed,
of his books, fiction and non-
fiction. While the anthology does
not pretend to be
autobiographical, and information
about Wiesel's life emerges only
Continued on Page 9
Jerusalem-Based Volunteers Seek Halt
To Growing Tendency Toward 'Yerida7
'Yerida' is a cancer the government
will have to face sooner or later.
Two Jerusalem-based
volunteer groups share a
mutual concern in combat-
ting the growing tendency
towards yerida (emigration
from Israel). Operating at
levels and in forums that dif-
fer from one another they
are nonetheless covering
the entire spectrum of
disillusioned Israelis and im-
migrants who are either
contemplating emigration
or already permanently
residing abroad.
Of the two, STAY (Society To
Arrest Yerida) is more narrow in
its sphere of activities. Establish-
ed one-and-a-half years ago, its
work is confined almost entirely
to immigrants. Offering sym-
pathy, encouragement and sup-
port, STAY hopes to provide
renewed meaning to the waning
enthusiasm and ideals of disillu-
sioned immigrants.
Self-termed a "mutual resource
and support group," STAY'S
social gatherings and round-circle
encounter meetings attract im-
migrants from a variety of
backgrounds and cultures.
"Aliya's not a contradiction of
yerida, it is part of the same pro-
blem," maintains A viva Gavriel, a
member of STAY who plans to
spend some time in the States pro-
moting aliya.
founder, believes that "life in
Israel is intentionally more dif-
ficult than in the Diaspora. I won't
change the minds of those who
prefer to live abroad; I'd rather
concentrate on those who want to
stay, working together to make
Israel a better place for all of us,"
she asserts.
"Some members come requiring
help, others offer assistance." A
classic example, she cites, is that
of Elaine, sensitive, single and out
of work who, influenced by a
disgruntled family she met at
STAY meetings, was ready, albeit
unwillingly, to leave Israel. STAY
found her work and accommoda-
tion through their contacts and
now, says Rhoda, "We feel she
has a reasonable chance of making
STAY's contacts are listed in a
Resource File that Rhoda has
established, and funds come from
them as well as from a Free Loan
Fund established by a voluntary
Home hospitality for Shabbat
and festivals is a very important
aspect of the group's work, for
helping immigrants cross the bar-
rier and make contact with Israel
is is half the battle in countering
yerida. To this end, STAY also
organizes inter-cultural youth
groups to encourage socializing
between immigrant and Israeli
ELI (the Hebrew acronym for
Ezrachim Lem'niyat yerida
Citizens to Prevent Emigration) is
an officially authorized, apolitical
society founded in early 1981,
with a countrywide membership
comprising many well-known and
influential personalities.
Cultivating contacts with Israelis
living overseas and encouraging
them to return, ELI acts as
catalyst between the emigrants
and government bodies, exerting
unrelenting pressure on the latter
to recognize yerida as an urgent
national issue requiring im-
mediate attention.
"Yerida is a complex social
trend that the government will
have to face. It is a 'cancer' eating
its way through society, spreading
Continued on Page 10-

If You Know Her Reco
Has Earned
Senator Hawkins has written or sponsored many vital
pieces of legislation dealing with crucial Jewish
issues. She then spent her time and considerable
energy to making sure they were passed.
Are you aware of the true facts?
Senator Paula Hawkins was a co-sponsor of the Bill to move the American Embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Senator Paula Hawkins Introduced legislation to create a program for increased
broadcasting to Soviet Jews through Radio Maccabee. A modified form of this was
passed in the 1985 Foreign Aid Bill.
Senator Paula Hawkins hand delivered a petition to the Russian Embassy on behalf
of Soviet Jewry.
Senator Paula Hawkins opened the "PLO TERRORISM EXHIBIT" at the B'nai B'rith
Building in Washington.
Senator Paula Hawkins was a sponsor of a Senate resolution calling for the
International Red Cross to recognize the Magen David Adorn.
Senator Paula Hawkins is one of the five Senate members of the "Holocaust
Memorial Council".
Senator Paula Hawkins was the deciding vote in Committee to make sure that U.S.
aid to Israel never falls below Israel's annual debt repayment owed to the United
Senator Paula Hawkins was honored with Awards and endorsements from the
following major Jewish Organizations:

Paula Hawkins' great committment to Jewish interests was illustrated
by her actions, when at political risk to herself she was critical of the
administration when she thought it necessary.
She was highly critical of the Presidents visit to Bitburg.
She led the fight against military shipments to Jordan and
Saudi Arabia.
" Senator Paulo Hawkins
precious asset for Jewish
Senator Paula Hawkins has been the most productive freshman Senator in
In order to keep farrh with Hondo's senior citizens. Senator Hawkins authored a successful amendment to restore cost-of-Uvinn
adjustments to Soctal Security recipients (in 1985). ww.i-w-ving
This legislation which directs 70% of Federal employment funds to job training includes many provisions she authored to aive
important consideration to older citizens and women as well as funding assistance for day care for the children of trainees
Senator Hawkins co-sponsored an amendment which increased the tax credit which could be claimed by parents of children in
day care facilities and extended that coverage to adults supporting older dependents.
Senator Hawkins Introduce
eradication. 90% of the dr
foreign policy be used as <
Important legislation we rn
Senator Hawkins' sponsorsl
increased awareness of th
and Exploited Children one
From this leadership role. St
increased effectiveness in
We Must Vote For Senator Paula Hawkins Because Ot Her Slna
We often wonder WHO CAN WE TRUST? When it comes to Israel aw

rd You Must Conclude
Our Support
Latest polls show
her finally taking the lead
in the election. Gannett's
newest state poll gives Paula
48% to her opponents 40%.
Paula Hawkins
has shown she has great
influence in the White House.
We need her continued influence
there on issues such as Soviet Jewry
and the Mid-East.
She will be an important
influence In the Republican
Administration for at least
two more years.
"Senator Paula Hawkins has been an Indispensable leader in the Senate for Jewish concerns. She has led the fight
In support of Jews worldwide and for the State of Israel. We must retain her leadership in the Senate as It is of vital
significance to Jewish interests."
MAX FISCHER Honorary Chairman, National Jewish Coalition
"Senator Paula Hawkins has been the hardest working Senator on Jewish issues such as Israel, Soviet Jewry and the
Holocaust Memorial. It is of major importance to the Jewish community that she returns to the Senate for another
six years."
RUDY BOSCHWITZ U.S. Senator from Minnesota
"Whenever the Jewish community has had any issue of concern be It Soviet Jewry, Ethiopian Jewry or Israel, Paula
Hawkins has been there as a leader in the fight."
ARLEN SPECTER U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
"As a freshman Senator, Paula Hawkins voted against the sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia in spite of intensive
pressures and has consistently opposed arms sales to States that refuse to make peace with Israel."
HERBERT D. KATZ Community and National Leader
"Thank you dear Senator for your friendsNp and understanding which you have demonstrated with so great a
civic courage."
MENACHEM BEGIN Former Prime Minister
has been the most
i interests in the Senate."
"Throughout her distinguished public life, Paula
Hawkins has proved herself a reliable opponent of all
forms of bigotry. Paula Hawkins appreciates the State
of Israel as a vigorous fellow-democracy and
important strategic ally."
Senator Hawkins is warmly greeted by Prime Minister
Perez on one of her visits to Israel.
"Paula Hawkins was most Instrumental in winning Senate approval of appropriations for
Operation Moses. She proved to be a tough effective fighter."
RICHARD KRIEGER Head of U.S. Holocaust Council
9d and passed the Diplomacy Agoinst Drugs Act which, for the first time, links US. foreign aid to drug
irugs consumed in the United States are produced abroad. Senator Hawkins mandated that U.S.
i a tool to fight drugs at their source. Senator De Concini. Democrat, has called this bUI the most
wve in the fight agoinst drugs.
ship and advocacy of this measure resulted in a public law that is the keystone to our nation's
Ns tragedy. Additional measures that she has sponsored established the National Center for Missing
rci preserved the Office of Juvenile Justice within the Justice Department.
Senator Hawkins has led a careful examination of numerous critical Federal programs and has sought
n discharging their public responsiblltles. _______________________________
Some may tell you that Bob Graham will be
just as good as Paula on our issues. However,
Bob Graham's family owns and operates the
Washington Post, a newspaper that has been
constantly critical of Israel and the U.S. Israel
relationship, a newspaper no Jew considers his
friend. Graham's obligations to his family and
sources of campaign financing means he can-
not be as loyal on Israel as Paula Hawkins. Her
voting record is 100% since she entered the
're Loyalty And Untiring Devotion In Support Of Jewish Interests.
d the Jewish people. Paula has proven she is the one WE CAN TRUST!
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 31, 1986
Soufi County Synagogue JVleuig
Berethit -
The Weekly Tor ah Portion"
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the theme
"Bereshit the Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday,
Nov. 1 commencing at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law" (Shulchan
Oruch) led by Rabbi Sacks begin
at 7:30 a.m. preceding the Daily
Morning Minyon Services and at
5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the
Daily Twi-light Minyon Services.
The Sabbath Talmud Class com-
mences at Sunset.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the
chairmen of the Membership Com-
KFAR Boca Chapter will meet
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 12:30
p.m. in the Century Village Ad-
ministration Building in Boca
Raton. Guests from Dade County
especially invited.
The Boca Raton Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Woan in coopera-
tion with Palm Beach County
March of Dimes will host a
meeting on Monday, Nov. 17 to be
held at Temple Sinai, 2475 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach at
12:30 p.m. In cooperation with the
Palm Beach County March of
Dimes, a program called PRO-
JECT G-E-N-E will be presented.
This project stresses gene educa-
tion and the importance of genetic
A film "Healthy Babies: The
Genetic Era" will be shown, to be
followed by a discussion with a
spokesperson from the March of
Dimes. This film is a television
documentary, which cites ad-
vances, in genetics and addresses
the nature, causes and scope of
genetic birth defects. Issues affec-
ting the individual and society will
be discussed.
At this meeting a free Family
Tree Health History Chart will be
available. This gene genealogy
chart is a family project designed
to trace health histories over four
generations on a colorful tree
drawing. It is particularly ap-
propriate as a project for senior
citizens or children. Participants
trace their family health history
and by doing this, educate their
family about any major health pat-
terns which could be helped by
preventative care.
The public is welcome.
Organizations and religious in-
stitutions are invited to send
representatives. Please contact
Ruth 482-0716.
Bnai Zion Yaarit Chapter No.
216 (the Hebrew-speaking
Chapter) invites you to their
season opening general member-
ship Lunch and Card Party on
Sunday, Nov. 2 at noon at the
Waterfalls Restaurant, 429 N.
Federal Highway, Deerfield
Beach. Guest speaker will be Ar-
thur Y. Klein, Executive Director
Southeast Region Bnai Zion. A
full-course fish lunch will be serv-
ed. Donation: $9 per person.
Proceeds to Bnai Zion Homes
for Retarded Children, Beit
Halochem Rehabilitation Centers
for Disabled Israeli War
Veterans, and Haifa Medical
For information or reservation,
call Pnina, 474-5243, or Anni,
Poet 440 Hoots
Hospitalized Veterans
On Nov. 2, the Jewish War
Veterans of USA, Poet 440 of
Boynton Beach, will act as host
for the paraplegic, hospitalized
veterans from Miami VA hospital,
taking them to the Orange Bowl
to enjoy the football game bet-
ween the Miami Dolphins and the
Houston Oilers.
Dolphins owner, Joe Robbie and
his staff arrange a special place on
the field for them and their host.
After the game, Joe Weiss, owner
of Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in
Miami Beach, arranges a reserved
area for these vets and their host,
as well as members of the Dolphin
team. Don Shula and his Dolphins
graciously sign autographs and
help to make this event,
Jack Daahev, Commander of
Post 440. started this project
three years ago.
mittee. For further information
call 499-9229.
Raisins And Almonds
Congregation Beth Kodesh of
Boynton Beach will present
"Raisins and Almonds" at their
Temple at 501 NE 26th Avenue in
Boynton Beach. This is a two-hour
movie and the date is Sunday,
Nov. 16. Refreshments will be
served. Donation $2. For tickets,
please call 586-9428.
Rabbi Silver
on Two Radio Programs
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver of Tem-
ple Sinai, Delray Beach, is host of
two weekly radio programs:
"Interdenominational" on
WDBF, Delray Beach, heard
every Sunday at 10:06 a.m. on
1420 on the AM dial, and "Parson
to Parson," heard Sundays, 6:45
a.m. on WEAT, West Palm
Beach, 850 AM dial.
This month Rabbi Silver's
fellow conversationalist on
"Interdenominational" is Dr.
Louis Golder, a Lutheran pastor
from Fort Lauderdale. On "Par-
son to Parson," the rabbi is in con-
versation with Father John Fin-
negan, of Holy Name Roman
Catholic Church, West Palm
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For Nobel Winner
His Quest for Peace Continues
Friday, October 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Continued from Page 5
"I envy those scholars and
thinkers who pride themselves on
understanding the tragedy of the
Holocaust in terms of an entire
people. I myself have not yet suc-
ceeded in explaining the tragedy
of a single one of its sons."
FOR YEARS, Wiesel had said
that he would not bring a child of
his own into this world. In the late
1960s, tough, he became "more
optimistic towards the Jews, but
not towards the world. I think
Jews have certain secrets of sur-
vival wich we are trying to share
with others."
When his son, Shlomo, was born
in 1973, Wiesel said, "It is im-
possible that 3,500 years (of
Jewish lineage) should end with
me, so I took these 3,500 years
and put them on the shoulders of
this little child. It took me some
time to realize the outrageous
courage that it takes to have a
child today."
Perhaps it takes no more
courage to father a child in our
world than it does for Wiesel to
constantly attempt to fathom his
years in Buchenwald, to com-
prehend his losses and
transmogrify them into vehicles
Elie Wiesel
to become, as the Nobel Prize
committee said, "one of the most
important spiritual leaders and
guides in an age when violence,
repression and racism
characterize the world."
STRANGELY, as Wiesel has
admitted, when he contemplates
the Holocaust, the central event
of his life, he feels "no pain."
"I am still baffled and
New Volumes Show Wiesel:
His Voice, His Vision and Soul
Continued from Page 5
in fragmentary form, a portrait is
evoked of a personality represen-
tative not only of the victims and
survivors of the Holocaust but of
Judaism itself.
Like the patriarchs and pro-
phets, Wiesel dares to confront
and question God. He writes,
"There are no answers to true
questions. There are only good
questions, sometimes painful,
sometimes exuberant. All I have
learned in life is questions, and
whatever I have tried to share
with friends is questions."
To Wiesel, the Jew is "the great
questioner." Among the many ex-
amples in the Jewish past, he cites
Abraham questioning his father,
Terah, about idols and Moses
demanding of Pharaoh, "How can
you kill children?"
NO WONDER then that this
saintly man confronted President
Reagan, as the Prophet Nathan
did King David, about the proprie-
ty of the Presidential visit to SS
graves at Bitburg. With Wiesel,
certain themes always emerge,
dominate the Holocaust, of
course, but also words, the mean-
ing of silence, Judaism,
Jewishness, Israel, anti-Semitism.
Wiesel is the voice of the
Holocaust, and though he has suc-
ceeded in depicting it with greater
clarity and definition than all who
have tried, he feels inadequate
because "Auschwitz defies the
novelist's language, the
historian's analysis, the vision of
the prophet."
He writes: We question today
... how such crimes and horrors
could have been committed... we
shall never know why. All ques-
tions pertaining to Auschwitz lead
to anguish."
YET HE loves words and their
opposite, silence.
He says that he is "against
words," and then in another con-
text contradicts himself by
writing, "everything that has to
do with writing is sacred."
But his love for words is ap-
parent and cannot be hidden as he
exploits them to the fullest to con-
vey the full range- of his meaning
with concise clarity. Word* are to
be treasured, quoted and above
all, remembered.
He also has a special affinity for
silence. It has a profound meaning
for him. The Holocaust survivors
chose silence, he said, because
they felt inadequate to the task of
communicating "with language
that eludes language." When he
went to the Soviet Union, he
described the community he found
as the "Jews of silence," but it
was silence on the verge of
THROUGH HIM silence has a
voice, resonating with the absence
of God and the presence of the
6,000,000 slaughtered by the
His pride in Judaism and
Jewishness reverberates. His
references to his Chassidic
childhood, his early studies of
Judaic lore, are bathed in warmth.
He finds it "maddening that
Jewish writers have to justify
themselves for writing about Jews
and Jewish themes," while no one
questions why Faulkner for exam-
ple, wrote about the South. He
writes about the Jewish people
with exultation as "a people of
history" among whom
"everything is connected. Words
spoken 8,000 years ago affect us
And: "Alone a Jew is nothing;
with other Jews he is a force
because automatically he inherits
all the strengths and all the tears,
all the despairs and all the joys of
his ancestors." .
Thus, there are depths beyond
depths in his sentences and
HE PROBES the Jewish heart
and soul and challenges the
world's morality and ethical stan-
dards and practices.
More than an author, he is a
teacher without rabbinical ordina-
tion, teaching Judaism to our
generation and those to come.
In this book, Wiesel speaks to
the reader with frank simplicity of
the causes and events that con-
cern and involve him. It is not a
collection to be skimmed nor to be
read in a few sittings but one into
which one plunges as deeply as
one can in order to ponder, to
have one's mind cleared and
refreshed and to be reinspired
with one's heritage and one's
place in life's eternal struggle.
bewildered .," he has said.
"Sometimes I feel remorse. But
mainly I feel a gratitude for hav-
ing lived through such a great and
profound mystery.
"How could so few do so much
to many? How did the victims re-
main human during and after the
"And when I think of them, I
cannot but feel privileged and full
of gratitude, because there is a
certain lesson involved that
generosity survives cruelty, that
man survives the murdered."
pursues the murderers, wherever
they may be. In 1974, he protested
the terrorist murders of school
children in the Israeli village of
Maalot by demanding that "Now
this time we must succeed in
shaking mankind's indifference.
"How much sorrow and shame
can one generation endure?
"Will we again turn away and
In 1979, Wiesel protested the
world's treatment of Cambodian
refugees by going to Thailand's
border with Cambodia "because
nobody came when I was there (in
the concentration camps)."
In September, 1982, when he
learned of the massacre in the
Palestinian West Beirut refugee
camps of Sabra and Shatila,
Wiesel said it was his "worst and
darkest" Rosh Hoahanah since
the end of World War Two.
"Almost disarmed," he felt "in-
commensurate sadness."
"A gesture is needed" from the
Jews, he said. "Perhaps we ought
to proclaim a day of fasting, sure-
ly a day of taking stock."
AND LONG before the cause of
Soviet Jewry had enlisted the aid
of millions of citizens in the West
and a score of statesmen, Wiesel
traveled to the Soviet Union to be
with and to write about his
fellow Jews. After returning from
the USSR in 1967, he said the
"crucial question is wheter we,
Dr. Menackem Fishbein of the Jerusalem, College of Technology
fine-tunes the new 'black box' traffic monitor developed by a team
ofJCT engineers and scientists which is currently being tested by
Israeli police on the country's highways. Mounted on a pair of
SO-fl.-high poles at the side of the road, the system uses
sophisticated infra-red electro-optics technology to provide police
with a computerized print-out of each passing car, its speed and
the distance between it and the car in front of it.
Jews who live in free countries,
are worthy of (Soviet Jews')
courage and faith."
Fifteen years later, noting U.S.
quiescence about Soviet Jews,
Wiesel said, "It is our responsibili-
ty, and ours alone, to ensure that
their hope does not fade and die as
they wait in darkness."
As he has waged his quest,
Wiesel has become, perhaps more
wise and definitely more
modest. His youthful ambitions
were grandiose and sweeping; his
adult vision has become not more
constricted, but more simple.
"WHEN I was young," Wiesel
has said, "I believed ferevently in
the coming of the Messiah. I
believed that every child could be
one or help to become one. Today,
I am less ambitious. To save the
life of one child, one person is
One cannot say with any cer-
tainty that Elie Wiesel has saved a
single life. But one can say that he
has opened the eyes of the morally
blind, that he has given hearing to
the morally deaf, that he a sur-
vivor of the Holocaust has used
the Holocaust as a weapon against
complacency and hate. Elie
Wiesel has defied the death
machinery of the Third Reich to
embrace almost as a silent,
vigorous taunt in the direction of
Hitler's bunker the possibility
that our world can be bettered,
that we need not stumble into the
mindless slaughters that the Third
Reich portended.
"To save the life of one child,
one person, is enough."
Yes, and to redeem oneself
and one's world from the abyss
of night is also enough.
Law Change Okayed
Bundestat has approved a change
in laws dealing with State pen-
sions and welfare which will ac-
cord victims of Nazi persecution
the same status as other pen-
Elect Eleanor Weinstock
"Effective political leaders
don't seek attention. Thay
pay attention."
Eleanor Weinstock
Representative Eleanor Weinstock hat been a member of
Temple Israel for many years. She has brought honor to us
all as ths first Jewish woman to represent Palm Beach
County in the Florida Legislature.
The following Jewish leaders ask you to Join them in
supporting Eleanor Weinstock for the Florida Senate:
Ruth Abramson
Steve Abramson
Patty Abramson
Larry Abramson
Fran Alexander
Eve Baum
Nettle Berk
Bob Bentlsch
Helen Bllausky
David Blttner
Louis Brill
Dorothy Brill
Buddie Brenner
Stanley Brenner
Martene Bums .
Rabbi Edward Cohn
Eileen Curtis
Ronnie Curtis
Karen Davis
Deborah Davlson
Marjorle Dreler
Eunice Dubln
Eugenia Feldman
Hannah Fink
Bobble Fink
Esther Froellch
Morton Gilbert
Lester Gold
Tees Gold
Sonla Gold
Cathy Goldsborough
Mark Goldsborough
Trudy Gordon
Herman Grant
Harriet Greenblatt
Hank Grossman
Arnold Hoffman
Helen Hoffman
Charles Jacobaon
Naomi Jacobaon
Dlanne Kalna
Barbra Kaplan
Linda KaJnltsky
Sara King
Edward King
Dr. Robert Kleeman
Helen Lands
Gall Leeds
Elsie Levlton
Dr. Lawrence Levlton
Joan Lustlg
Vote Tuesday November 4th
Stanley Lustlg
Sara Jane Marrei
Linda Meooff
Mark H. Merkin
Diane Lynn Mitchell
Anita Potkln
Zelda Pin court
Terry Rapaport
Mark Ratlnger
Terry Reek
Sue Resnlck
Fay Rlvkln
Bailie Rosenberg
Marvin Rosenberg
Laura Rosenberg.
Morton Rosenberg
Betty Rothenberg
Charles Rothenberg
Jean Rubin
Dr. Jerome Rubin
Adele Sayles
Jack Sayles
Arthur Schatz
Myrna Schatz
Sylvia Schupler
Sylvia Sedarbaum
Harold Sedarbaum
Wallls J. Sherman
Tracy J. Slmkowitz
Helen Slckerman
Florence Weeks
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Pearl Welsen
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New Attempt To End Emigration
Continued from Page 5-
as the economic situation
deteriorates, and it is up to the
government ministries to cure the
sickness," contends ELI chair-
man Shmuel Lahis.
Lahis goes on to explain:
"Recession and unemployment
usually lead to yerida. Therefore,
yerida must be curbed at source:
by providing low rental housing
and employment opportunities to
demobilized soldiers and young
couples; by granting them loans
and tax concessions and by
strengthening Jewish-Zionist
identity through education and
media programs.
This reasoning reflects the
guiding principles and motivation
of ELI. It is what impelled Shmuel
Lahis to found the volunteer
organization upon his return from
a government-sponsored mission
to examine the facts regarding the
thousands of Israeli emigrants
residing in the United States.
That direct confrontation with the
situation in its true and perturb-
ing dimensions was a devastating
revelation for the director general
of the Jewish Agency, as Lahis
was then.
horrified to see,
young ex-Israelis,
amongst the
former senior IDF officers work-
ing for appallingly low pay at
anything that came their way.
Lack of cheap accommodation and
employment compatible with their
qualifications had compelled them
to leave Israel in search of better
opportunities. And now, having
failed to realize their hopes, they
are ashamed to return.
Another disturbing aspect of
the emigrant scene for Lahis was
that of the children of yordim. At-
tending regular public schools,
where they receive no Jewish,
Hebrew or Zionist education and
with nothing to fortify their at-
tachment to or pride in Jewish
and Zionist tradition and values,
their inevitable alienation and
ultimate assimilation is a real and
frightening prospect.
Convinced that the yordim
whose numbers he estimated at
half a million were a top priori-
ty problem, Lahis recorded his fin-
dings, adding recommendations,
in a comprehensive report submit-
ted on his return to Israel. Unhap-
py with the reaction to his report
and realizing that, in his position
as Jewish Agency director general
he would not be able to campaign
for implementation of its pro-
posals at government level, he
chose to resign. He would carry on
the struggle for recognition of
yerida as a burning issue in the
capacity of a private citizen.
ACCORDINGLY, Lahis invited
a nucleus of public figures con-
cerned over the urgent need to
discourage yerida, to join him in
forming a Society to that end, and
ELI was bom. Its members began
urging the government to act
upon the threat of an imminent
and substantial increase in yerida
which resulted in the appointment
of former Deputy Minister Dov
Shilansky to head a central
authortiy handling the prevention
of yerida. With the advent of the
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sorption Minister Yaacov Tzur
was charged with that
ELI however, remains far from
happy, claiming that Tzur's
Ministry is ignoring yerida
statistics, "sweeping the problem
under the carpet." ELI is counter-
ing with privately-funded press
ads designed to arouse public
ELI members also work con-
structively with those Israelis con-
templating yerida, as well as
assisting in the rehabilitation and
integration of returnees. This is
facilitated by the wide sphere of
contacts represented within the
organization and among its sup-
porters. Lahis has proposed
establishment of a national com-
puter, linked to overseas Israeli
consulates, in which the Israel
Ministry of Labor and prospective
employers could register job open-
ings and list the necessary re-
quirements. Speedy, accurate and
updated information of that kind
would enable the relevant
authorities to offer suitable
retraining programs to returning
Israelis and demobilized soldiers.
ANOTHER ELI success -
regretfully still only partial is
legislation of the Demobilized
Soldiers Law. This law, that
allows ex-servicemen priority in
employment and vocational train-
ing, housing loans and 75 percent
high school education covered by
the Ministry of Finance, is a sub-
ject of controversy and has not yet
been enacted. Stressing the im-
plications and repercussions of
neglecting this essential issue,
ELI is lobbying for its implemen-
tation and exhorting the IDF to
"demand your rights. That is your
In a desperate attempt to reach
IDF youngsters and senior high
school students before
demoralization at their post-
demob outlook sets in, ELI
members visit army bases and
schools around the country, par-
ticipating in educational activities
designed to prevent yerida and
strengthen Israeli roots. "I have a
message for you," Shmuel Lahis
greets his audience. "The State of
Israel belongs to you, and it's your
duty to look after it. Don't run
Both ELI and STAY, working
with such dedication and intensity
of purpose, may yet help to realize
the prophetic hope that "Thy sons
shall surely return to their
borders." Perhaps they may even
succeed in preventing their sons
from leaving at all...
New Cabinet
; Settles In
Continued from Page 1
Washington post from which the
Prime Minister will select the next
Peres formally handed over the
office of Prime Minister to Shamir
on last Tuesday (Oct. 21). The
Likud leader named Yossi Ben-
Aharon, a militant Herut
ideologue, as director general of
his office. He had been Shamir's
bureau chief for many years.
The post of Chief of Bureau to
the Prime Minister was assigned
to Tzachi Hanegbi, son of Tehiya
Party MK, Geula Cohen. Shamir
retained his two spokesmen, Avi
Pazner and Yossi Ahimeir.
Ehud Goll, a career diplomat,
was appointed by Peres to be
Foreign Ministry spokesman, the
position formerly held by Pazner.
Uri Savir will serve as media ad-
viser and Chief of Bureau to
Peres, and Dr. Nimrod Novik con-
tinues as his policy adviser.
Arab Mayor Takes Office
In Northern Samaria District
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel's new policy of ap-
pointing Arab mayors in major West Bank towns was com-
pleted last Wednesday (Oct. 22) when the civil administra-
tion for the territory installed Taher Hijazi as Mayor of
Anabta in the northern Samaria district.
HE REPLACES former Mayor Wahid Hamdallah who
was removed by the Israeli authorities four years ago for
failure to cooperate. The Anabta municipality was shut
down at the time. Its revival under Hijazi was accompanied
by a check for $90,000 deposited with the civil administra-
tion to cover unpaid taxes.
In addition to Anabta, Arab mayors now preside in
Hebron, Ramallah and El Bireh where they replaced Israeli
military officers who had been running the towns. AD of the
appointments were made with the approval of the Jorda-
nian government.
Candle Lighting Time
Oct. 31 5:20 p.m.
Religious Directory
Mae Volen Center, 1515 W. Palmetto Road (N.W. corner, east of
1-95), Boca Raton, Florida. 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.
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: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 394-5732. President: Dr. Israel Bruk. Services Friday
evening 6:46 p.m. Shabbat morning 9:00 a.m. Mincha-Maariv 7:30
p.m. For additional information call above number or 393-6730.
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.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
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 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340016, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:16 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 8:46 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 33446. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.

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$2.5 Billion in Arms
How They Were To Be Shipped Off To Iran
Continued from Page 1
the U.S. District Court in Manhat-
tan scheduled for last Monday
(Oct. 20), was postponed for a
week. In that hearing, a federal
judge was expected to rule on the
motion to dismiss the charges on
grounds of entrapment, pre-
judicial pretrial publicity and lack
of jurisdiction for the case in New
Based on extensive interviews
with most of the defendants in
custody and on the 200 tapes
which the government has produc-
ed as evidence of the conspiracy,
Grand offered the following ac-
count of how the case emerged.
Cyrus Hashemi, the govern-
ment's informant and key witness
in the case who posed as an Ira-
nian arms buyer, first came to the
attention of U.S. officials when he
volunteered to help President
Jimmy Carter negotiate the
release of American hostages in
Tehran in 1980.
HASHEMI HAD a certain
credibility because he was the
cousin of the Speaker of the Ira-
nian Parliament, Hojatolislam
Hashemi Rafsanjani, a close aide
of Ayatollah Khomeini.
While in New York from
November, 1980 to January, 1981,
FBI surveillance of his office in
the city disclosed that "While
Hashemi was purporting to
negotiate the release of the
hostages, he. his two brothers
(Keza and Jamsheed) and others successfully transporting
American military equipment to
Iran in violation of American
law.'* Grand wrote in his affidavit.
The U.S. Department of Justice
secretly indicted Hashemi and his
two brothers in 1984. He was one
Hi" the 10 most wanted arms smug-
glers in the United States. But he
never faced those charges because
he lived in London. In February of
this year, Hashemi returned to
the U.S. after he struck a deal
with the U.S. Attorney's office.
At that time, he agreed to act as a
government informant and ask
certain defendants to come to
America to do their negotiating.
IN 1985, Hashemi met Evans, a
London-based lawyer, and retain-
ed Evans to advise him on among
other matters, a joint venture
with Adnan Khashoggi a Saudi
Arabian arms dealer believed to
be one of the richest men in the
Evans was Khashoggi's lawyer
for more than 10 years but
managed his financial affairs and
not his arms deals. Khashoggi had
a separate marketing company
and legal counsel for the arms
The joint venture between
Khashoggi and Hashemi was aim-
ed at supplying, among other
things, arms to Iran for its war
with Iraq. Hashemi then asked
Evans to help him find suppliers
of American weapons for the Ira-
nian government. Evans asked
Nicos Minardos, now a co-
defendant in the case and a
business associate of Khashoggi's,
to help in the search for suppliers.
Minardos contacted the Israelis
named in the case Guri
Eisenberg and his father Israel
Eisenberg, retired Brig. Gen.
Avraham Bar-Am and William
Northrop, who claims he is related
by adoption to the Northrop
defense contractors and aircraft
manufacturing family.
The Eisenbergs and Bar Am
negotiated as a group with
Hashemi, and Northrop, a tem-
porary resident of Israel,
negotiated separately with
Hashemi for certain spare parts
which he had access to in his
THE ISRAELIS offered to sell
items listed on an Israeli Ministry
of Defense Munitions List, a
catalogue of sorts of surplus
military equipment up for sale.
The list included American-made
weapons and spare parts.
In one tape, Evans told
Hashemi the Eisenbergs were of-
fering equipment on the Muni-
tions List under the belief that the
sales would be approved by the
U.S. government.
"The defendants repeatedly ex-
pressed their belief to Hashemi
that Israel would not commit
political and economic suicide by
selling this quantity of American-
made arms to Iran without prior
United States approval," Grand
wrote in his affidavit.
Evans also contacted two other
defendants in efforts to find sup-
pliers for Hashemi. Bernard
Veillot and John de la Roque,
although named in the indictment,
have not been arrested and are
thought to be living somewhere in
France today.
DE LA ROQUE told Evans he
was a U.S. Army Colonel, once af-
filiated with the Delta Force, a
top-secret anti-terrorism unit, and
said he was a long-time personal
friend of Gen. P.X. Kelley, com-
mandant of the U.S. Marine
Corps. Two U.S. Customs agents
working with Hashemi cor-
roborated de la Roque's military
Veillot and de la Roque were
partners and told Hashemi that
they were taking orders from
Secretary of Defense Caspar
Weinberger and Kelley, according
to Grand's affidavit. Veillot told
Hashemi "the U.S. could not af-
ford for this proposed transaction
to become publicly known."
Evans told Hashemi in
February that Veillot met with
Vice President George Bush's
aides in West Germany and had
received the approval to proceed
with the deal. On the tape, Evans
said "the long and short of it ac-
cording to (Veillot) is that the
green light now finally has been
given, that Bush is in favor,
(Secretary of State George) Shultz
against, but nevertheless they
are, they are willing to proceed."
IT IS UNCLEAR at exactly
what point Hashemi decided to
turn government informant, but it
appears to have happened shortly
after he met some of the defen-
dants but before the initial
meeting in Paris in December,
Hashemi also offered to
sweeten the deal with promises of
millions of dollars of profits for
the defendants and even promised
the Israeli defendants he would
make efforts to obtain the release
of four Israeli prisoners of war
assumed to be captives in
Lebanon. The Eisenbergs gave
the list to Evans and told him the
Israeli government would go to
any length to obtain the prisoners
In the affidavit, Grand ques-
tions the jurisdiction of the United
States courts in the case because
all of the defendants lived in
Europe or Israel and conducted all
their business in foreign
Grand asserts that the U.S.
government "manufactured"
jurisdiction by asking Hashemi to
come to New York and suggesting
he invite some of the defendants
for meetings in the United States,
with the intent to cause the defen-
dants to commit crimes on U.S.
Furthermore, once in New
York, Hashemi's phone lines were
tapped and the defendants who
never came to America were
nevertheless charged with using a
telephone to commit a crime.
EVANS AND the Israelis refus-
ed to come to the U.S. after Israel
intelligence warned them against
it, according to Grand's affidavit.
But they agreed to meet Hashemi
in Bermuda, and that is where
they were arrested in a
cooperative effort of the
American and Bermudian
Grand also states that pre-
judicial pretrial publicity would
make an impartial trial impossi-
ble, noting that on the day of the
arrests of the Bermuda five, U.S.
Attorney for the Southern
District Rudolph Giuliani and U.S.
Customs Commissioner William
Von Raab read a prepared state-
ment calling the accused the
"brokers of death."
An Evening With
Edward Albee To Be
Presented At FAU
Pulitzer Prize-winning
American playwright Edward
Albee will be featured in "An
Evening with Edward Albee,"
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. in
the Florida Atlantic University
Albee received Pulitzer Prizes
for his plays, "A Delicate
Balance" and "Seascape."
Recently he was nominated for a
Carbonell Award for his produc-
tion of "Seascape" at Miami's
Coconut Grove Playhouse, which
Albee, himself, directed. The pro-
duction had eight nominations,
leading other regional theatres in
the straight-play category.
Tickets will be sold beginning
Nov. 13 at the Theatre Box Office,
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 81, 1986
Fight Against Bigotry
Latin Bishops Draw Guidelines
Latin American Bishops Con-
ference, in an historic move to
combat anti-Semitism, has drawn
up guidelines for the use of
Catholic educators in teaching
about Jews and Judaism. The
guideliness are the product of a
Catholic-Jewish meeting in
Bogota, Colombia, sponsored by
the Bishops Conference, the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith and the Latin American
Jewish Congress.
According to Rabbi Leon
Klenicki, director of ADL's Inter-
religious Affairs Department,
who led a six-member ADL
delegation to Bogota, the
guidelines will be finalized in
December and submitted to
church leaders, including Latin
American cardinals, some 900
bishops across the continent, and
Catholic educators.
They are intended to:
Remove vestiges of anti-
Semitism from teaching the New
Testament, from Passion Plays
and Passion Week sermons.
Ensure that Jews are not held
responsible for the death of Jesus.
Foster a spirit of
neighborliness toward Latin
American Jews so they will be
viewed, according to Klenicki, "as
people next door instead of only as
those mentioned in the Bible."
Teach Catholics about Jews
and Judaism, even in areas where
there are no Jews, because of the
significance of such knowledge in
understanding the roots of
Emphasize the significance of
the State of Israel for Jewish com-
munities in Latin America and
throughout the world.
Drafted Sept. 15-17 at the
Bogota meeting with the par-
ticipation of some 50 leading
Catholic educators, the guidelines
represent the culmination of inter-
religious discussions with Latin
American bishops dating back to
1968 when ADL first organized a
meeting of Catholics and Jews in
Klenicki said that the
guidelines, when adopted, will
Bernard Kalb
To Speak At FAU
Veteran newsman' Bernard
Kalb, will make his first Florida
appearance at Florida Atlantic
University on Sunday, Nov. 16, at
8 p.m. in the University Center
Kalb, whose resignation on Oct.
8 as chief spokesman for the U.S.
State Department has raised such
issues as the role of the media in
relationship to national affairs,
made the announcement at a
press conference in Washington,
DC, to protest a "reported disin-
formation program" against Li-
byan leader Col. Moammar
Before joining the State Depart-
ment in November of 1984 as
press spokesman on U.S. foreign
affairs, Kalb had been a
diplomatic correspondent for
NBC News, and Washington an-
chor for CBS News, covering
foreign affairs and U.S.
diplomacy. He joined CBS News
in 1962 after a 20-year career in
print journalism.
Tickets at $6, $8, and $10 for
reserved seats will be available
beginning Oct. 24 at the FAU
Center Ticket Office, 893-3768.
represent another step forward in
the Catholic Church's desire to im-
prove relations with Jews in the
spirit of Vatican pronouncements
over the past two decades.
He noted that discussions at the
Bogota conference included the
negative aspects in some Catholic
religious doctrines which lead to
contempt of Jews. Conference lec-
tures by Catholic and Jewish
scholars dealing with the New
Testament, understanding
Judaism, Jewish learning and
Jewish life, and the Gospel of John
were used as background informa-
tion for drafting the guidelines,
Klenicki said.
Sex Discrimination Hits Snag
JERUSALEM (JTA) Efforts by the ultra-
Orthodox community of Bnei Brak to segregate the sexes
on public buses ran into a roadblock the law.
cooperative said Sunday there was no legal way to imple-
ment a ruling by two Bnei Brak rabbis that men and women
not be permitted to sit side-by-side in the No. 54-B bus that
links Bnei Brak with Tel Aviv.
The rabbis decreed that men sit on the left, women of
the right. If there are no aisle seats, women passengers
would be required to sit in the rear to spare men the temp-
tation of looking at them, if only at their backs.
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