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Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, December 26,1986

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 26, 1986
AT THE FIRING RANGE. Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak AP/wide World photo
Shamir fires the new minuUzi svbmachinegun at a range in the manufactured. The Prime Minister was factory complex in Herzhya near Tel Aviv where the weapon is last week.
Third World Students
Infect U.S. Campuses With Anti-Israel Hatred
Jewish student leader at the
University of California-Los
Angeles contends that some
minority and Third World
students express an underlying
anti-Israel bias in destructive
ways. And she believes the univer-
sity administration could do more
to quell it.
"I hesitate to use the word anti-
Semitism, because it has been
wildly denied by those who call
themselves anti-Zionists," said
Camille Angel, editor of Ha'am,
the Jewish student newspaper.
"There is a very hostile at-
mosphere between those students
who are for and those who are
against Israel."
ANGEL TOLD of three hostile
incidents in particular. Last year,
after the black student newspaper
"printed racist, anti-Semitic
stuff," a sign on its door said,
"Zionist Infiltrators Get Out,"
Angel noted. University ad-
ministrators did not seek the
sign's removal, she said, after re-
quests by Jewish students.
She said the protesting students
subsequently were intimidated at
student government meetings,
and one student's name was
spray-painted on a university
building above the words, "Zionist
Pigs Should Be Killed."
On the other hand, Angel con-
tended, when Chicano students
protested that a fraternity's "Te-
quila Sunrise Party" was racist,
"the administration promptly
came out against theme parties."
Incidents in recent weeks were
aimed at Angel and Ha'am. A
campus kiosk at which Ha'am is
available was burned. Two days
later, an unidentified male told
her over the phone that "Ha'am
must fold." Later that week,
Angel said a man knocked on her
apartment door and, before he
left, declared that he wanted to
talk to her about Ha 'am.
"THERE IS a network of
Palestinian and Afro-American
students, and they are gaining
strength," she said.
A different appraisal was of-
fered by UCLA vice chancellor for
student relations, Dr. Allen
Yarnell. He said "the problem of
tension is much more complex
than anti-Semitism. To focus on
that is to miss the diversity here."
Reports show that 26 percent of
the 30,000 students are Jewish.
Angel and her three friends said
their confrontation with anti-
Semitism have helped to bolster
their Jewish identity.
U.S. Wants
UN Resolution
The United States Ajn-
bassador to the United Na-
tions, Vernon Walters, vow-
ed last Tuesday that the
U.S. will not "rest" until the
1975 General Assembly
resolution equating Zionism
with racism is rescinded.
The resolution "remains a great
scandal" he asserted during a
breakfast meeting with Seymour
Reich, the president of B'nai
B'rith International at the Doral
Inn here.
V alters assured Reich that the
U. i. will walk out of the General
Assembly if Israel's credentials
were ever rejected. He said that
by now every member of the UN
knows that the U.S. will react
strongly to any attempt to sus-
pend Israel's membership in the
world body.
DURING THE 90-minute
meeting, Walters and Reich also
discussed the issues of terrorism
and Soviet Jews.
Walters said he was hopeful
that the Security Council will pass
within the next 10 days a strong
and "binding" resolution condem-
ning terrorism. Walters is this
month's president of the Security
The Ambassador said he feels a
personal commitment to combat
intolerance wherever it takes
place. He said he fails to unders-
tand why the Soviet Union does
not allow those Jews who want to
emigrate to do so.
N.Y. Will Name 'Ben-Gurion' Place
Jessica Levin
ficial ceremony will be held in
February to rename East 43rd
Street between Vanderbilt and
Madison Avenues in midtown
Manhattan "David Ben-Gurion
Place" as part of the year-long
celebration of the 100th anniver-
sary of Ben-Gurion. The street
was the site in 1942 of the historic
Biltmore Conference at the old
Biltmore Hotel where Ben-Gurion
and other Zionist leaders formally
established the goal of a Jewish
Mayor Edward Koch signed a
bill into law last month renaming
the street. The bill was introduced
by New York City Council
members Stanley Michels and
Carol Greitzer. Present at the bill
signing ceremonies with Koch
were Moshe Yegar, Israel's Con-
sul General in New York; Jack
Spitzer, chairman of the David
Ben-Gurion Centennial Commit-
tee in the U.S.
The street naming is one of
many civic, governmental and
academic events and tributes to
Ben Gurion sponsored by the
Centennial Committee. Plans also
include a number of academic
symposiums in major universities
throughout the country and a gala
at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C., in May 1987.
President Chaim Herzog of
Israel is the worldwide chairman
of the David Ben-Gurion Centen-
nial Commitee. Its honorary U.S.
chairman is President Reagan.
Chad Perlyn
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Mission Bay New Year's Classic
Features Champion
Swimmer Michael Gross
Olympic double gold medalist
Michael Gross, West Germany's
famous "albatross," will swim
against many of America's top
champions in the Mission Bay
New Year's Classic on Jan. 2
through 4 at the Mission Bay
Aquatic Training Center on
Glades Road at U.S. 441 (State
Road 7).
The first major swimming event
to be held at the Aquatic Training
Youth Attache
BONN (JTA) The govern-
ment has announced that a Youth
Attache will be appointed to the
West German Embassy in Israel
next year to further the friendship
and understanding fostered over
the years by exchange visits bet-
ween young people of both coun-
tries. The post is unique in the
German diplomatic service.
Center, the senior invitational
Classic also will feature national
teams from West Germany and
Britain, national-level Florida
swimmers and champions from
college teams and clubs around
the nation.
The Mission Bay Makos will be
led by Susan Johnson, a U.S. na-
tional champion; Luis Morrell,
Puerto Rico's national record
holder in several events; and
Michele Richardson, a 1984 Olym-
pic silver medalist.
Preliminaries for the New
Year's Classic will be held at 9
a.m. daily, with finals at 5 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m.
on Sunday. Admission for each
session is $1.50. For more infor-
mation, call the Mission Bay
Aquatic Training Center in Boca
Raton at (305) 488-2001.
On Saturday, Jessica Levin
daughter of Lois and Mitchel
Umn, will be called to the torah
of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bat Mitzvah. Jessica is an 8th
Grade student at Boca Raton Mid-
dle School, and attends The Tem-
ple Beth El Religious School,
family members sharing in the
simcha are her sister Julie, and
her grandparents, Roslyn and
Sydney Zeidman of Little Neck
New York, and Evelyn and Abe
Levin of West Palm Beach. Mr
and Mrs. Levin will host a Kid-
dush in Jessica's honor following
Havdalah Service.
On Saturday, Chad Adam
Perlyn son of Marilyn B. and
Donald Lawrance Perlyn, will be
S *J? ,* Torah of TemP'
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah. As an ongoing Temple
project he will be "Twinning"
with Leonid Litvak.
Chad is an 8th Grade student at
Pine Crest, and attends The Tem-
ple Beth El Religious School,
family members sharing in the
simcha are his brother Eric his
sister Amanda, and his grand-
parent^ Hyman and Sylvia Belkin
of Hollywood, Florida and Irene
Perlyn of North Miami Beach Mr
and Mrs. Perlyn will host a Kid-
dush in Chad's honor following
Shabbat morning services.
50 Protest
Outside French
50 people demonstrated here for
more than an hour in front of the
French Consulate, protesting the
constant delay of the trial of war-
time Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie.
Barbie has been in French custody
since 1983.
The demonstration was organiz-
ed by the New York Holocaust
Survivors Association and The
Generation After, an organisation
of Holocaust survivors' children.
The demonstrators charged that
the French government does not
intend to bring Barbie to trial. A
delegation representing the
demonstrators was received at
the end of the rally by the French
Consul, Eliane de Dampierre.
(It was announced in Paris that
the trial of Barbie might begin
next March. He will be charged
with "crimes against humanity.")

Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Soutfi County Synagogue Jllews
The Weekly Torah Portion
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
"Vayeshev ... the Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday
commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow the Service.
The Se'udat Shl'ishi with the
Kabbi's D'var Torah will be
celebrated in conjunction with the
Sabbath Twi-light Services, com-
mencing at Sun-set.
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
p.m. in conjunction with the Daily
Twi-light Minyon Services.
Rabbi Yonason Sacks will be the
Candle Lighting Time
Dec. 26 5:19 p.m.
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
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.
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 6:45 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, 22446 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 Weiasenberg. Cantor Jacob Reanick. 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 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. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.
"Scholar-in-Residence on Satur-
day and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the
chairmen of the Membership
For further information call
Celebrates Chanukah
Congregation B'nai Israel
celebrates the first night of
Chanukah with a candle lighting
service. The Junior Choir will par-
ticipate in the celebration. Rabbi
Agler will speak on "Maccabees
For Our Time."
Sabbath Services will be held on
Friday at 8 p.m. in the Hirsch
Sanctuary conducted by Rabbi
Paul Plotkin and Hazzan Irving
Grossman accompanied by the
Temple Beth Am Choir. There will
also be a celebration of the first
night of the holiday of Chanukah.
The Congregation is invited to an
Oneg Chabbat at the conclusion of
services in the Lustig Social Hall.
Saturday, Dec. 27 Sabbath Ser-
vices are at 9 a.m conducted by
Rabbi Paul Plotkin and Hazzan Ir-
ving Grossman. The Congregation
is invited to a Kiddush following
services in the Lustig Social Hall.
The Temple Beth Am Singles
55-plus will hold a Chanukah wine
and cheese party on Sunday, Dec.
28 at 2 p.m. in the Lustig Social
Hall. Please join us fo- an after-
noon of entertainment, dancing
and socializing. Refreshments to
follow. Donation $2.50. For fur-
ther information call 972-5865.
The Officers, Board of Directors
and Staff of Temple Beth Am take
this opportunity to wish readers
and friends a very joyous
Chanukah holiday. May the
festival of light be a source of in-
spiration to all to lead better lives
and to establish the dream for
Peace and Brotherhood.
Temple activities:
Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m. Club 7 and 8
(7th and 8th graders) Chicken
Bake and Auction. Fun For
Jan. 7, 8:15 p.m. Distinguish-
ed Artists Series of Temple Beth
El of Boca Raton presents Ani
snd Ida Kavafian, violinists.
Single tickets are $25, $15, and
$10 each. Call Concert Office,
391-8900, for further information.
Due to special TV Mini-Series
filming in Spain starring our
guest lecturer the lecture with
Theodore Bikel at Temple Sinai,
Delray Beach has been changed to
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
All tickets dated Feb. 1, 1987
will be honored on Feb. 14.
On Friday at 8:15 p.m., First
night of Chanukah, services will
be held at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Rab-
bi Samuel Silver's sermon will be
"Make Way for the Maccabees."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be in
attendance. Six couples are
celebrating anniversaries. Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at Temple Sinai,
Scott Epstein, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Burt Epstein will be called for Bar
Mitzvah. This will be a "Twinning
Bar Mitzvah" with Aleksandr
Koleminsky of the USSR.
Information regarding Member-
ship is available at Temple office,
276-6161. ACBL Sanctioned
Duplicate Bridge sessions will be
held at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $2 and coffee and
cake will be served. For more in-
formation call, 276-6161.
Theodore Bikel, star
peformer/social activist will be
presented at Temple Sinai of
Delray Beach on Note: Date
Change From Saturday, Feb. 1
to Feb. 14. 8 p.m. His lecture pro-
gram will be "Jewish Music; A
Borrowed Garment Made Our
Own." Ticket donations are $7.50
and $25 patron, which includes
post champagne reception with
Bikel. All seats are reserved. Call
Temple office for information and
reservations, 276-6161. All Feb. 1
tickets will be honored Feb. 1U-
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach
will hold its first Blood Bank
Drive on Monday, Dec. 29 at the
Temple, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.
Blood donations will start at 10
a.m. This drive is associated with
the Palm Beach Blood Bank.
Everyone will be welcomed. For
further information call 276-6161.
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach is
running a complete Adult Educa-
tion program. Interested parties
call the Temple office 276-6161,
for more information.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach, announces
its second annual series of musical
revues. Upcoming productions in-
clude, The Great American
Musical on Parade, performed by
the Gold Coast Opera, on Jan. 25;
the music and dancing of the Mora
Arriga Family on Feb. 15; and
Light in Heart, illusions combined
with music on March 29. All per-
formances will be on Sunday even-
ings at 8 p.m. and seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 per show.
For more information and reser-
vations call 276-6161.
Temple Sinai's continuing
Outreach Program for parents,
grandparents, and friends of in-
termarrieds, will be held on
Wednesday evening, Jan. 7, 7:30
p.m. at the Temple, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. The
interchange of ideas and informa-
tion relating to intermarriage will
be of benefit to all concerned. For
further information call the Tem-
ple office, 272-6161 or Leona
Kaye at 997-8092. All members of
the community are invited.
Soviet Union Provides Israel
With Demjanjuk's SS Card
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Soviet Union has provided
Israel with the original Nazi SS identity card issued to Ivan
Demjanjuk, the alleged war criminal being held in Ramie
prison pending trial, possibly next month. Demjanjuk
changed his first name to John when he became an
American citizen in 1958. He was extradited to Israel last
ISRAEL REQUESTED the original identity card
because the photo copy of the card in its possession was
considered insufficient evidence to present in court. The
original was obtained through what were described as in-
direct channels to the Moscow authorities. It was given to
Nimrod Novik, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres' political
adviser, who handed it over to Attorney General Yosef
Harish last Wednesday.
But the card contains discrepancies which could raise dif-
ficulties in identifying Demjanjuk as the Treblinka death
camp guard known by inmates as "Ivan the Terrible" for
his extreme brutality.
It bears a photograph on one side and personal and
physical details on the other. The latter include a scar on his
back which the Ramie jail authorities have identified on the
prisoner's back. But the card certifies that the bearer was a
guard at the Sobibor prison whereas the charge sheet
against Demjanjuk refers to crimes committed at
THERE IS ALSO a five-centimeter difference between
Demjanjuk's height and the height listed on the card. Dem-
janjuk's American attorney, Mark O'Connor, immediately
attacked the card as a Soviet forgery intended to implicate
the Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk in war crimes for reasons of
their own.

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 26, 1986
There's Still Time
To Secure Pledges
As 1986 draws to a close, UJA/Federation
campaigns throughout the country, in-
cluding our own community campaign, are
m the midst of year-end cash collection ef-
forts to secure payments on pledges that
support vital social welfare programs for
Jews in need worldwide. The 1986 UJA goal
for overseas needs is $400 million.
In our community, agencies of our Federa-
tion are also hardpressed to handle the
demands upon their services. Now is the
time to affirm our commitments to Federa-
tion so that our local agencies and national
UJA can get on with their humanitarian
Last year, the United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation campaign reached the
highest peacetime level in its history, $400.8
million which included $48 million for
Operation Moses, the special campaign for
Ethiopian Jews.
Tax Savings
This year, more is needed to continue our
humanitarian efforts locally, nationally and
overseas. But niinimally, it is estimated that
it will be essential to reach a $400 million
goal in order at least to hold the line.
Larry J. Hochberg, UJA's national cash
chairman, suggests a means of achieving a
best December ever. According to
Hochberg, it is a good idea to bear in mind
maximizing 1986 tax savings through cash
payments while tax rates are still high
through the end of the year. On Jan. 1, tax
rates will drop for most Americans. This
means that tax savings on UJA contribu-
tions may be greater this year than next.
Making our cash payments now to fulfill
our commitments can help us personally.
Even more, it can help our brothers and
sisters in need here in our community,
across the nation and in Israel.
Debate Over Taba
The debate over Taba, the splinter of land
on the Red Sea between Israel and Egypt, is
now going to international arbitration, and
both sides have agreed to abide by the
result. This is about as civilized a stand bet-
ween the two countries as has been apparent
in a long time.
The problem continues to be President
Hosni Mubarak's problems. He would like to
feel more comfortable among his Arab state
brethren, but like it or not, he has inherited
the peace accord between his government
and Israel established in the Sadat-Begin
And so, Mubarak's stance has been more
than a slightly shaky one ever since his in-
auguration into office following President
Sadat's assassination. In effect, his
diplomacy has been fashioned around a ques-
tion: how to pretend to be abiding by the ac-
cord at the same time that he cozied up to
such perennial pains as, say, Yasir Arafat?
AH of this, mind you, while Mubarak tilted
strenuously against Egypt's increasingly
volatile Moslem Brotherhood, sat by
morosely before a growing spectre of Egyp-
tian economic chaos and elected to withdraw
bis ambassador to Israel, a frank violation of
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the Camp David Accord, during Prime
Minister Begin's Operation Peace for Galilee
in Lebanon.
More recently, Mubarak has quietly -
very quietly moved to reinstitute high-
level diplomatic relations with Israel at the
same time that he has watched with some
mounting excitement yet another Yasir
Arafat-PLO resurrection in Lebanon.
Shamir's 'Fault'
Will Mubarak now use Israel's role in the
U.S. sale of arms to Iran as one more excuse
to avoid his own problems by making a new
problem between himself and Israel? In join-
ing Jordan King Hussein's "bitter disap-
pointment" over the arms sale, Mubarak has
sent a signal that he may. In an interview in
the French newspaper Le Monde last week,
he "explained" his latest refusal to visit
Israel this way: it is Prime Minister
Shamir's "attitude" that is at fault.
What gripes Mubarak is that Shamir said
at a recent news conference: "If Mubarak
does not want to visit Israel, let him stay
away." What irked Shamir was Mubarak's
private note to him in which he explained
that he would go to Israel but not to
Jerusalem because "we do not recognize it
as Israel's capital."
Mubarak's last word on the subject? The
future of any Israeli-Egyptian dialogue
depends on the flexibility of Shamir, adding:
"I hope he will show himself as flexible as
(former Prime Minister) Shimon Peres has
In October, when the Unity Government's
rotation tookplace, we said in these columns
that the difference between Shamir and
Peres would be more in style than in
substance. Indeed, style is precisely what
Mubarak complained about in the premier-
ship of Shamir. But then, President
Mubarak is no piece of silk himself.
Retired Book-Seller
Sues Hebrew U. hriends cm Fruud Charges
Friday, December 26,1986
Volume 8
24 KISLEV 5747
Number 43
Frances Steloff, the
99-year-old former owner of
a New York landmark, the
Gotham Book Mart, has fU-
ed suit against the
American Friends of the
Hebrew University charg-
ing that the organization
defrauded her out of her
midtown Manhattan
building after she offered
AFHU a million-dollar gift.
Since 1920, Steloff has owned,
managed and lives on the floor
above the Gotham Book Mart, a
literary jewel in the center of
Manhattan's diamond district on
West 47th Street. The Gotham
specializes in unusual books, ex-
[>erimental or controversial
iterary works, poetry, theatre,
film and Eastern spirituality.
STELOFF IS credited with
boosting the careers of now legen-,
dary authors when they were little
known or unaccepted, including
James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, William
Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein
and Ezra Pound. Steloff defied
the censors and sold James
Joyce's "Ulysses" in the Gotham.
She smuggled D.H. Lawrence's
"Lady Chatterly's Lover" into
the country when it was banned.
She befriended some of the most
celebrated and controversial
literati of this century.
The Gotham Book Mart was '
born in 1920 at 128 W. 45th
Street, just a few blocks from its
present location. At 33, Steloff
founded the shop with $100 and
less than 200 books. In 1923, she
moved the Gotham to 41 W. 47th
Street where it grew into a center
not only for the sale of avant
garde literature, but as a gather-
ing place for struggling artists
and writers.
AFTER THE landlord refused
to renew her lease in 1946, Steloff
searched desperately for a new
home for the Gotham but found
the real estate prices beyond her
Three of Steloff s friends then
approached Columbia University,
one of the city's largest lan-
downers, to ask for a building to
house the Gotham. Columbia of-
fered her the building at 41 W
47th Street. Steloff bought the
five-story brownstone now under
dispute from Columbia in 1946 for
In 1967, Steloff, then 80, sold
the Gotham Book Mart to An-
dreas Brown, a California
bibliographer, rare book appraiser
and a loyal Gotham customer. She
entrusted Brown to preserve and
continue what she called her life's
But Steloff still owned the five-
story brownstone at 41 W. 47th
Street, where both she and Brown
lived in apartments above the
bookstore. The bookstore occupies
the ground floor, and the base-
ment once housed Steloff s most
valued literary treasures. One
floor above the bookstore is
devoted to a gallery where the
James Joyce Society, which
Steloff founded, meets
THE DISPUTE which has
resulted in Steloff s case against
AFHU began about seven years
ago when she decided to sell the
building to Andreas Brown to in-
sure the Gotham Book Mart's
Steloff, in 1979, agreed to sell
Brown the building for its fair
market value at the time, an
estimated $1 million, according to
an affidavit filed in the case by
Steloff s attorney Martin Gold.
She decided to donate the pro-
ceeds of the sale to AFHU to set
up a scholarship and fellowship
fund for students and to sponsor
speeches at the Hebrew Universi-
ty by prominent writers. Steloff
planned to donate the money in
the name of her parents, who
were religious Jews.
AFHU then advised Steloff that
she could increase her gift by giv-
ing AFHU the building and
avoiding a capital gains tax of
roughly $250,000 she would incur
by selling it to Brown.
Then, according to Steloffs
lawsuit, she made a verbal agree-
ment with representatives of
AFHU to make the gift of the
building conditional on favorable
lease terms and an option for
Gotham to buy the building for $1
AFHU Attorney David
Ellenhorn said no verbal agree-
ment was ever made. But in an in-
terview with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Steloff
seemed to have a sharp recollec-
tion of the events some seven
years ago.
SHE RECALLED a meeting in
March 1980, while on vacation in
Florida, with Charles Feinberg,
vice president of AFHU, to
review a draft of the agreement.
During this meeting, Steloff
told the JTA she crossed out por-
tions of the agreement which she
did not accept, including a provi-
sion to allow AFHU to sell the
building "at the highest price ob-
tainable." Steloff said she
understood at the meeting with
Feinberg that the draft would be
amended to include a lease and op-
tion to buy for Gotham. Steloff
signed the draft.
Although a second ageement
followed, also signed by Steloff, it
did not contain any provisions for
the resale of the building to the
Gotham Book Mart, she said.
Following the meeting with
Feinberg, Steloff spelled out in a
series of letters to AFHU her ex-
plicit wish that Gotham Book
Mart be given the option to buy
the building for $1 million. As the
years went by and the option or
new amended agreement never
materialized, Steloff became in-
creasingly agitated in her
IN AUGUST, 1984 Steloff
wrote to Feinberg, "I naturally
expected further discussions
about the matter I objected to. It
ia certainly not a new objection,
nor was it an afterthought. It was
clearly understood at that first
reading that the objectionable
part would be revised. I never in-
tended that the building should be
uaed for real estate speculation or
offered only to the highest
By late 1985 Steloff said she
demanded that AFHU return the
building to her unless she received
a guarantee that Gotham would be
given an option to buy for $1
The building is now worth about
$2.5 million. Brown said diamond
dealers come in almost daily offer-
Continued on Page t

Wipes Back Tears
After Waiting for 8 Years,
Brawe's Day Finally Comes
Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Former refusenik Rimma
Brawe arrived in New York
last Friday (Dec. 19) after
what she called "waiting for
this day to come for eight
years." Speaking in fluent
English, the 32-year-old
woman, who is suffering
from advanced ovarian
cancer, wiped back tears as
she embraced her mother,
Khanna Anbinder, whom
she had not seen in six
"This is the happiest day of my
life," said Brawe at a press con-
ference at JFK Airport here Fri-
day afternoon. This sentiment
was echoed by her petite mother,
a retired pediatrician who has
been living in Rochester, N.Y.,
since 1980.
BRAWE AND her husband
Vladimir, who emigrated with
her, were met by a large retinue
of supporters, including her
sister, Larisa Shapiro, a computer
scientist living in Rochester who
accompanied her sister from Vien-
na; Larisa's husband, Boris; Leon
Charny, a Soviet emigre who has
been publicizing Brawe's plight
as well as that of his brother in
Moscow, Benjamin Charny,
another cancer patient refusenik;
Gerald Batist, a Montreal on-
cologist who has worked tirelessly
since last spring for Brawe's
release and that of other cancer
patients; and Sens. Alfonse
D'Amato (R., N.Y.) and Frank
Lautenberg (D., N.J.), both in-
strumental in pushing for their
Also in attendance were
members of the Rochester Jewish
Federation, who wore placards
with photographs of other cancer
patient refuseniks.
The Brawes received their
visas Dec. 16 following a month-
long period of publicity after the
Soviet Ambassador to the
Helsinki Accord follow-up talks in
Vienna announced their visas and
following which the Brawes
repeatedly sought to obtain these
visas, which were delayed.
Police Find
No Weapons
Police searches of two yeshivas
here last Friday failed to yield ex-
plosives or the type of offensive
weapons suspected of being con-
cealed on the premises, police
sources indicated Sunday.
The targets of the raids were
the Shuvu Banim Yeshiva in the
Moslem Quarter of the Old City
and the Diaspora Yeshiva on
Mount Zion. Large quantities of
material were removed from both,
but their nature was not disclosed.
The raids followed the arrest of
Shuvu Banim student Moshe
Shalgi after a police chase late last
Wednesday night. He was releas-
ed on bail by a magistrates court
despite a police request that he be
remanded in custody.
Shalgi is suspected of par-
ticipating in recent attacks on
Arabs and in a new wave of arson
against bus stop shelters that
carry advertising posters offen-
sive to ultra-Orthodox Jews. A
bus shelter in the Romema district
was set on fire last Thursday mor-
ning, the sixth such attack in re-
cent days.
couple flew to Vienna last Thurs-
day, accompanied on their flight
from Moscow by Sen. Gary Hart
(D., Colo.) who, while visiting the
Soviet Union, met with Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Brawes were accompanied
by D'Amato on their return flight
from Vienna. The New York
Senator had been in constant con-
tact with their family, as well as
with Leon Charny and Batist,
about the other cancer patients.
D'Amato eased the Brawes' im-
migration process and customs
clearance with the State Depart-
ment in Vienna. He was there as
chairman of the Commission on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe, which did preparatory
work for the Helsinki talks.
D'Amato called Brawe's relase
"a victory of hope over despair, a
victory of courage over indif-
ference and a victory of love over
disdain." He remarked on the
coincidence of Brawe's release
and that of Soviet dissident An-
drei Sakharov, who was told by
phone Friday by Gorbachev that
his six-year internal exile in the
closed city of Gorky was ended
and he could return to Moscow.
Bonner, also exiled to Gorky, was
pardoned for her "anti-Soviet ac-
tivities," for which she was con-
victed in 1984.
"We hope," said D'Amato,
"given the news about Dr.
Sakharov and his wife, that maybe
Mr. Gorbachev is beginning to
move toward a new era." He add-
ed, "We watch hopefully,
In Vienna, D'Amto told a news
conference with the Brawes that
he will continue to press for the
release of the cancer patient
refuseniks who seek to be
reunited with their families in the
West. He said that "One can't but
wonder if you can trust a govern-
ment on international issues such
as arms control when they con-
tinue to abuse their own citizens."
In a related development,
cancer patient Inna Meiman, 53,
was told last Thursday that she
can leave for treatment of a tumor
on her neck. However, her hus-
band, Naum, 75, who is also
reported ailing, will not be allow-
ed to accompany his wife. Hart
spoke to Gorbachev specifically
about Meiman's case during his
Moscow talks with the Soviet
Rimma Brawe wore a placard
with Meiman's photograph as she
spoke to the press Friday at JFK
Airport. "I left in Moscow my
friends, who are still awaiting the
decision of their fate, while every
day every hour is important
for them." She spoke specifically
about every cancer victim
awaiting a visa, including Charny,
49, and Meiman, both of Moscow,
Leah Maryasin, 61, of Riga, and
Yuri Shpeizman, 54, of
ANBINDER, brushing away
tears and hugging her daughter,
told the press that "since seeing
Rimma and Volodya (Vladimir's
nickname), a hope exists that
others will not suffer so much the
way my daughter did."
Larisa Shapiro told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that waiting
so long for her sister's release,
during which time she flew to
Vienna and attended several press
conferences, "was like pulling on
a long, long rope" and waiting to
get to the end of it.
The entire retinue, including
D'Amato, flew from JFK Airport
to Rochester, where Rimma will
be medically evaluated at the
University of Rochester Medical
Center. An oncologist there, Dr.
Jackson Beecham, has offered to
treat her.
Hall President and world renowned violin
virtuoso Isaac Stern is embraced by Carnegie
Board Chairman James Wolfensokn (left) as
opera singer Roberta Peters (right) applauds.
APAVide World Photo
The glittering function last week attracted a
stellar audience and equally stellar program
of performers to the newly-renovated, legen-
dary concert hall.
Dutch Flu Vaccine Arrives in Israel
emergency consignment of 10,000
units of flu vaccine arrived here
from The Netherlands Sunday
night and was approved by the
Health Ministry. It is being
distributed to pharmacies all over
the country.
Israel is in the grip of an Asian
flu epidemic, a particularly
virulent strain of Taiwan and
Singapore flu which claimed 89
lives in the last two weeks of
November and has put thousands
on the sick list.
The local supply of vaccine has
run out. The imported ampules
are expected to sell out in a few
hours. The Health Ministry wants
to restrict them to the high-risk
groups young children and
elderly persons suffering from
chronic ailments.
The Dutch-made vaccine sells
for 21 Shekels ($14) a dose, double
the cost of a French-made vaccine
against the normal strain of flu.
New stocks of the latter are due
here next week.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 26, 1986
Sharansky, in U.S., Says Press
Here Too Easy on Soviets
(JTA) Natan Sharansky
warned here last week (Dec.
15) that the plight of Soviet
Jews is worsening and call-
ed for an open, vigorous
campaign in the West to
pressure the Soviet
authorities to accord the
Jews and other dissidents
their due human rights.
Speaking at a press conference
sponsored by the Israel UN Mis-
sion, the former Soviet refusenik,
who now lives in Israel, charged
that the situation of Soviet Jews
worsened in recent years, during
the leadership of Mikhail
"Many people with goodwill in
the West believe that Gorbachev
is more liberal, understanding and
tolerant than previous Soviet
leaders," Sharansky said. "But
the truth is that Gorbachev's
record on human rights is the
worst. He just has a good public
relations campaign. Good
SHARANSKY said that more
Jews are being arrested now for
teaching Hebrew than before and
that the level of Jewish emigra-
tion from the Soviet Union is now
lower than it has been in many
"About 400,000 Soviet Jews are
waiting to leave, but only 1,000
were permitted to leave this
year," Sharansky noted.
Moreover, he said, the waiting
period for an exit visa is longer
than it has been in many years.
"Some people have been waiting
for an exit visa for almost 17
years," he claimed.
Sharansky arrived in New York
from Washington where he met
the previous week with President
Reagan, Secretary of State
George Shultz and other officials
and lawmakers.
HE SAID that he raised the
situation of Soviet Jews with
Gasoline Bomb
Misses Mark
gasoline bomb was thrown at an
Arab house in the Shmuel Hanavi
neighborhood last week but caus-
ed no casualties or damage. The
incident coincided with the end of
the 30-day mourning period for
Eliahu Amdi, the yeshiva student
murdered by Arabs in the Old City
last month.
Amdi lived in the Shmuel
Hanavi neighborhood. The bomb
was thrown about 200 yards from
his family's home where memorial
services were being held. Police
cars patrolled the streets and a
riot squad was on hand but the
services ended without incident.
Amdi's death touched off 10 days
of attacks on Arabs and their pro-
perty by Jews in Shmuel Hanavi
and in the Old City.
Police, meanwhile, are in-
vestigating the stabbing of
Zaharan Hassuneh, Mayor of
Kabatiya in the West Bank and
head of the Jenin district educa-
tion department. Hassuneh, who
is pro-Jordan, was attacked by
two assailants near his home. He
was hospitalized in Afula where
his condition was reported to be
Police are looking for a possible
connection between the attack on
Hassuneh and the stabbing last
September of Dr. Yaser Obeid of
Ramallah. Jordan's chief medical
representative in the West Bank.
Reagan and Shultz and that the
two said that the issue of human
rights of Soviet Jews will be "top
priority" in any future negotia-
tions between the United States
and the USSR.
Sharansky said he believes the
West should apply "strong
pressure" on the Soviet Union, in-
cluding trade restrictions and
scientific exchange limitations, in
order to improve the Soviet policy
toward Jews and on the issue of
human rights. He stressed that his
views are his own and that he does
not represent the Israeli
Sharansky was critical of the
media in the West, claiming that
they are too easy on the Soviets
and their abuse of human rights.
Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's
Ambassador to the United Na-
tions, echoed Sharansky in his
assessment of the "worsening
situation" of Soviet Jews. The
Israeli envoy charged that the
Soviet authorities are engaged in
the "lobotomization of Jewish
culture." He said that Jews are
harassed and persecuted for tyr-
ing to maintain their culture and
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman
Dante Fascell (D., Fla.) takes time out from
the Iran arms sales hearings to meet with
Natan Sharansky, who was visiting
Washington to discuss the continuing plight of
Soviet Jewry. Sharansky, the internationally-
renowned dissident, was permitted to leave the
Soviet Union earlier this year and is now liv-
ing in Israel. Fascell has been one of the
leaders in congressional efforts to obtain the
basic human right of freedom to emigrate for
all those wishing to do so.
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Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
__ Mi High Court Postpones Decision
POOF Jewish Families Need Aid 0n Appeal by Arab Editor
SARASOTA The affluent Jewish
community of 9,000 in this rapidly grow-
ing west Florida city was surprised to find
dozens of impoverished Jewish families in
need of social services, according to Jerry
Stone, director of the Jewish Family
But in its two years of operation, JFS
has come to serve 60 such families, or 15
percent of the agency's primarily Jewish
"We do the best we can to provide a
safety net," he said, by making available
emergency loans, information and refer-
ral services. In addition, JFS will "walk
them through the red tape" of public
assistance, Stone said.
He postulated that 600 poor Jews may
reside in the Sarasota area. Reasons for
the poverty vary. He said Florida has a
unique problem of older adults outliving
their pensions. Other elderly face increas-
ing rents. Divorced women with families
also fall into the poverty range, he noted.
Stone also noted that JFS has received
letters from six South African Jews over
the past few months inquiring about the
area. He knows of one of those families
that immigrated to Sarasota.
Supreme Court postponed for two
weeks its decision on the appeal
by East Jerusalem editor Akram
Haniya against an expulsion order
by the West Bank civil authorities
for alleged hostile activities.
The justices spent three hours in
closed session examining more
than 300 documents submitted by
the prosecution alleging that
Haniya was a PLO activist involv-
ed in anti-Israel demonstrations.
The evidence was not made
available to defense counsel on
grounds of national security. The
justices decided they need more
time to determine whether the
documents are indeed too secret
to be given to the defense.
Defense attorneys Avigdor
Feldman and Felicia Langer told
the court that none of the
evidence they were allowed to see
warranted the expulsion order.
They said they needed the
documents that have been
withheld in order to prepare a pro-
per defense. Feldman asked the
court to ignore material not made
available to the defense.
Haniya, editor of the East
Jerusalem Arabic daily Al Fajr,
was arrested 45 days ago. The ex-
pulsion order drew protests from
many Israeli journalists
Met Museum
Apologizes for Slurring Reference
Metropolitan Museum of Art has
apologized for a slurring reference to
Jews in its Summer, 1986 Bulletin after a
protest was lodged by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
Museum president William Luers said the
Met found the offensive passage "regret-
table and distressing," in a letter to Carol
Lister, director of the ADL's New York
regional office.
LISTER WROTE to the Museum's
director, Philippe de Montebello, pro-
testing a reference to Jews that appeared
in the Bulletin titled "A Medieval
Bestiary," devoted to the allegorical use
of animals in medieval art from the Met's
The author, art historian J.L. Schrader,
described the owl as a "symbol of
darkness and hence of the Jews who re-
jected Christ, the light of the world, as
their king; for they said, 'We have no
King but Caesar.' "
Lister stated in her letter that "to
perpetuate this ugly medieval notion is
unworthy of our country's most
distinguished museum and a gratuitous
insult to many of its devoted patrons."
Luers promised in reply "to redouble our
efforts to guarantee tnat the like does not
happen again."
HE WROTE that the museum was "ge-
nuinely grateful" to the ADL "for poin-
ting out our mistake."
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'Guide' for Jewish Traveler
Lists Argentine High Spots
Aerolineas Argentinas has issued
a 24-page illustrated "Guide for
the Jewish Traveler" describing
sites of general and Jewish in-
terest synagogues, organiza-
tions, restaurants, clubs in
Buenos Aires and eight other
Argentine cities.
The brochure, authored by
travel specialist Milton Jacoby,
was officially showcased at an
Aerolineas Argentinas reception
for several dozen Jewish com-
munal leaders at the airline's New
York offices. It is available free
from the airline upon request.
At the gathering, Arturo Muz-
zio, Aerolineas Argentinas'
general manager for North and
Central America, shared his vi-
sion of tourism between the U.S.
and Agrgentina building bridges
between the two most populous
Jewish communities in the
western hemisphere. Along
similar lines, Rabbi William
Berkowitz, president of the
American Jewish Heritage Com-
mittee, spoke of the bonds of
democracy between the two coun-
tries and the American realization
of the need to reach out to the
countries beyond the U.S.
The brochure, 50,000 of which
have already been distributed,
begins with a brief history of the
250,000-strong Jewish community
in Argentina and the waves of
19th Century immigration that
brought Jews from Western and
Eastern Europe and the Middle
East to the country.
In addition to the tourist attrac-
tions of general interest in Buenos
Aires, the brochure describes the
network of Jewish organizations,
schools, synagogues, theaters,
libraries, press and clubs. It pro-
vides, as well, addresses and
phone numbers of all these institu-
tions, with descriptions of each.
Other cities featured in the
brochure include Cordoba, Mar
del Plata, Mendoza, Salta,
Tucuman, Bariloche and Rosario,
with details on their Jewish com-
Attention: Organizations
& Synagogues
Please forward all news releases and per-
sonal items to the
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Main Office
P.O. Box 012973 .
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 26, 1986
If Gorbachev Comes
Wiesel Says He'll Bring
Half-Million People to D.C.
Nobel Peace Prize-winner
Elie Wiesel said here last
Wednesday night (Dec. 17.)
that if and when Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev
comes to Washington for a
summit meeting, he will try
to bring a half million people
to Washington to
demonstrate on behalf of
Soviet Jews.
"What I want to do is that the
civil rights march of the 1960's
should be succeeded by the human
Supreme Court Monday upheld
the life sentence imposed on
David Ben Shimol, a 21-year-old
soldier who fired an anti-tank
missile at an Arab bus in 1984,
killing one passenger and woun-
ding several others.
The attack took place in the
Ben-Hinom valley outside the Old
City walls. Ben Shimol was on ac-
tive duty with the Israel Defense
Force at the time. He claimed at
his trial that his intention was on-
ly to frighten the Arabs and to
alert the government that not
enough was being done to deter
Arab terrorism.
The Jerusalem District court
found him guilty of first degree
murder. Ben Shimol seemed non-
chalant Monday when the high
court confirmed his sentence.
He said he intends to marry his
fiancee and to apply for Presiden-
tial amnesty. He said he fully ex-
pected to receive the same treat-
ment in prison as the convicted
members of a Jewish terrorist
underground serving time for acts
of violence against Arabs.
rights for Soviet Jewry in the
eighties in Washington," Wiesel
told a dinner in his honor.
HE ARRIVED at Ben-Gurion
Airport last Tuesday night on his
visit to Israel after receiving the
1986 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
Dec. 10. Wiesel told reporters he
had promised himself that he
would come to Israel immediately
after accepting the award because
"This is where I feel most at
But the 58-year-old author and
Auschwitz survivor seemed taken
aback by the sharp criticism level-
ed against him in some quarters.
Many Israelis deride Wiesel for
not settling in the Jewish State.
He is an American citizen.
Nationalist elements have at-
tacked him for asserting in his ac-
ceptance speech in Oslo that the
Palestinian people also had rights
which should be respected.
WIESEL SAID he believes he
was given the Nobel Peace Prize
for his activities on behalf of the
universal struggle for human and
civil rights, for all people, not only
Jews in the Soviet Union and
elsewhere. He called his reception
in Oslo "indescribable" both per-
sonally and as a Jew.
"I found great understanding
for the Jewish people, and par-
ticularly for the plight of Soviet
Jewry. I hope we shall succeed in
bringing more Jews out" of the
USSR, he told reporters at Ben-
Gurion Airport.
Wiesel lunched with Premier
Yitzhak Shamir last Wednesday
and appeared in a video film being
shot here about the Western Wall
for Boston University. He also at-
tended groundbreaking
ceremonies of the Holocaust
Memorial Synagogue and Torah
Center in the Kiryat Ungvar
quarter of Jerusalem. It will be
named in honor of his father,
Shlomo Halevi Wiesel, who
perished with all other members
of his family in the Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Prize-winner,
arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Wiesel introduced his police escort shortly
AP/Wide World Photo
after his arrival for the start of a private visit,
where he has met with some criticism for fail-
ing to settle in Israel.
Knesset Debates MKs' Income Activity
Knesset's House Committee
began debate last Tuesday on the
controversial issue of Knesset
members engaging in income-
producing activities outside of
their parliamentary duties.
The committee was reported to
be divided on the matter, though
all agreed that the rules should be
tightened to avoid conflicts of in-
terest. At present, Knesset
members are permitted to earn
outside income, though they are
forbidden to take salaried posi-
tions while serving.
Instead, many are employed as
attorneys or consultants to large
business firms. Committee chair-
man Micha Reiser, Likud-Herut,
who does not earn outside income,
said he is firmly opposed to a total
ban on such activity.
He said the rules should be ap-
plied more strictly so that, for ex-
ample, no MK could appear on
behalf of a client before a central
or local government authority. He
noted that members of the British
and other European parliaments
are allowed to earn private in-
come within the bounds of an
ethics code.
If Waldheim Has Conscience,
He Must Resign Wiesel
JERUSALEM (JTA) Nobel Peace Prize winner
Ehe Wiesel said here last Friday that if Austrian President
Kurt Waldheim "has any conscience left he must resign."
Wiesel, an Auschwitz survivor, spoke at the Yad
Vashem Holocaust memorial. WaldheinTs "election by the
Austrian people is a stain on Austria and all of mankind,"
he said. "I don't know why this man doesn't resign. If he
has any conscience left he must resign."
WIESEL ADDED, "The Presidency is, in the first
place, a moral position, and a man with a Nazi past like
Waldheim cannot hold an office like that." Waldheim, who
served two terms as United Nations Secretary General,
was elected to the Presidency of Austria last June 8 by a
landslide vote, despite evidence implicating him in
atrocities when he served as a Wehrmacht intelligence of-
ficer in the Balkans during World War II.
Milton and Frances Levenson has presented the Florida Atlantic
University Foundation with $100,000, which will be matched by
$50,000 from the State, to establish an Endowed Professorship in
Japanese Studies bearing their names in perpetuity. Pictured
are the Levensons with one of the modern carvings with a
Japanese motif that decorate the walls of their apartment.
We want to wish you a joyous holiday. And we hope we can help bring
families together for the Festival of Lights. Delta gives you a choice of
flights to over 100 cities every day of the Hanukkah season.
Happy Hanukkah!

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Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
_ rt Barnett has been elected
jdent of B'aai B'rith Jacob
n No. 3246, of West Delray.
will take office and preside at
first membership-breakfast
ting, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 9:30
., at Temple Anshei Shalom of
Delray. Elected with
,ett as officers for 1987 are,
presidents, Dr. Edward
sley, program; Jack M.
_ie, public relations; Allan
Ian, Anti-Defamation League;
Hy Feierstein, membership.
elected were: Sam Pearlman,
retary-treasurer; Warden,
A. Flaxman, and chaplain,
E. Brink. Elected Trustees
, Edward Dorfman, Dr. Mor-
Margules and Jack Boam.
emple Anshei Shalom, situated
West Atlantic Avenue, one
e east of Florida Turnpike
,y Beach Exit 32, will be the
ar meeting place for Jacob
on the first Tuesday of
month, at 9:30 a.m.
tie guest speaker at the Jan. 6
eting will be Marty Erann,
blisher and Editor-in-Chief of
: Jewish Times in South Coun-
[, which ceased publication with
December 18, 1986 edition.
in formerly served as an
litor of the Jerusalem Post,
1. The public is invited.
| Jacob Lodge will hold its annual
event, the Installation Lun-
i and Dance, Sunday, Jan.
11 a.m., at the Holiday Inn
famino Real, East Atlantic
Lvenue at A1A. Music will be pro-
fided by Dr. Myron Rothenberg
tid entertainment by the B'nai
fc'rith Balladeers. Open to the
Miblic, the donation per person is
114. Formal installation of of-
ficers will be conducted by Nor-
Weinstein, past president,
i B'rith National Israel
For information, contact public
Relations vice president, Jack M.
evine, 498-1564.
The B'nai B'rith Women Rath
Chapter will hold its regular
|meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, at
Temple Sinai 2475 W. Atlantic
|Ave.. Delray Beach at 12:30 p.m.
An interesting program is plan-
Ined. Blanche Hersley who can
make a book come alive will pre-
sent a book review. Guests are in-
vited. Refreshments will be serv-
ed. For future programs and
I events call Sylvia 499-8136 or Jen-
nie 499-5250.
On Jan. 10, B'nai B'rith Women
"Ruth Chapter" is having a Din-
ner Show at the Musicana, West
Palm Beach at 5:30 p.m. Donation
$25 per person. For information
call Jennie 499-5250.
On Saturday, the Brandeis
University National Women's
Comittee of Delray Beach is
presenting a Holiday Dance a
fabulous evening of Fun, Frolic
and Dancing at Boynton Civic
Center at 128 E. Ocean Avenue.
There will be Line Dancing,
Square Dancing, Round Dancing
and Social Dancing. Singles and
couples welcome ... all for only
$5 per person.
The 4th annual Bargainata is
scheduled for Jan. 7 through Jan
28 at 5195 West Atlantic Ave. in
a ^JSS*8' phone either Fred-
da at 499-2901 or Bea at 499-7519
On Tuesdav kiA.. u MarketP1ace of Delray. The
Em^^^i^J'S6^?'4 8tre "** obtained t**"
SwLEZ iSE? uU h0ldmg ^Peration of StUea Property
pFnsrF^sssManagement of L~ar
Road. Delray Beach, at noon. A
Book-Seller Sues Hebrew U.
Friends on Charges of Fraud
Collation of coffee and is served
At the close of the business
meeting we will have the pleasure
of hearing Marianne Bobick from
the Jewish Federation address us-
a most charming lady and
delightful speaker!
Na'amat-USA (Pioneer
Women), Shoshonna Gab of
Delray Villas, will hold a general
meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, at
9:30 a.m. A mini-breakfast will be
We are fortunate in obtaining as
our guest, the versatile and
vibrant Rose Rifkin. Rose was
honored by the South County
Jewish Federation as the
"Outstanding Speaker" for the
years 1984 and 1985.
For more information call: Roz
Friedman 495-1029.
Sooth Point Section NCJW To
Hold Bargainata
BARGAINATA that's the
upcoming mammoth 3-week
"sale-of-the year conducted by the
South Point Section, National
Council of Jewish Women.
Co-chairmen Gertrude Saltz of
Boca Raton and Norma Seligman
of Delray Beach head the dozens
of volunteers who are busy receiv-
ing and pricing merchandise and
will "man" the store daily from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. during the sale
Items on sale include new and
"nearly new" clothing, including
some designer gowns; redwood
and PVC patio and other fur-
niture; remote TV; two 9x12
hand-made rugs valued at $2,000
each; bicycles, lamps, folding cots,
household appliances and bric-a-
For further information, call
393-6504 or 498-1986.
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, at noon,
Lakeside Chapter of Women's
American ORT will be having
lunch and seeing the Tony-Award
Musical "Follies" at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre. The theatre
is located in the Royal Palm Plaza
in Boca Raton. The cost for the
ifternoon will be $27 per person.
For further information or
tickets, please call Joyce Hober-
man at 272-5876.
Reform Leaders Hail JNF
Project To Honor Jews
NEW YORK Two Reform
Jewish leaders last week hailed
their movement's "historic agree-
ment" with the Jewish National
Fund through which money raised
at special JNF events honoring
prominent Reform Jews will be
earmarked for JNF projects in
Israel under Reform auspices.
Rabbi Daniel B. Syme, vice
president of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
said the agreement "binds
Reform Jewry and the Jewish Na-
tional Fund even more closely
than in the past. As our Reform
settlements flourish in the Negev
and the Galilee, we will never
forget that JNF was a strong
right arm."
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, executive
director of the Association of
Reform Zionists of America, said,
"We in ARZA are looking for-
ward to working with JNF in
reclaiming and building the Land
of Israel.
Among the initial projects for
which JNF funds will be earmark-
ed under the arrangement are a
playground at Har Halutz, a
pioneering free enterprise settle-
ment established under Reform
auspices; a park area in Lotan, a
Reform kibbutz; and the new
Albert Vorspan Forest of Justice
and Peace in Jerusalem's In-
dependence Park. The forest is
named for the UAHC's senior vice
A steering committee from the
UAHC, ARZA and the JNF will
develop and oversee the program
during its initial stages, he said.
Continued from Page 4
ing to buy the building from him.
Brown cannot compete with the
diamond dealers in an open
market situation today, he said.
Bob Pearlman, AFHU ex-
ecutive vice president, said "the
facts are pretty clear we have a
documented agreement ... with
no understanding with regard to
resale." AFHU has lived up to its
end of the agreement, Pearlman
said. "We can't have people going
back and forth on agreements
they made."
BUT BROWN said even if
AFHU does not have a legal
obligation to resell the building to
Gotham, it has a moral one.
Ellenhorn, AFHU's attorney said
Steloff only wanted Brown to be
given a five year lease with
favorable terms. Furthermore,
Brown has never offered to buy
the building for a million dollars,
he said.
Ellenhorn claimed Brown in-
itiated the lawsuit and pressured
Steloff to include the option to
buy. "Mr. Brown would like to
purchase the building for a million
dollars to resell it." Ellenhorn
said. "The lawsuit was brought by
his attorneys we believe the
lawsuit was guided by Mr.
But Brown said that it is the
AFHU, not himself, which would
like to speculate with the building.
"I've been running this bookstore
for 20 years I'm not here to buy
or sell real estate, that's what
they do."
The AFHU has made numerous
proposals to Brown to allow him
to perpetuate the bookstore,
Ellenhorn said. But he has refused
to sign a five-year lease agree-
ment without the option to buy
the building for a $1 million.
IN ONE of the deals though, the
AFHU proposed the sale of the
building to Gotham for $1 million
with a condition that the profits
from any resale would be split bet-
ween Brown and AFHU.
Steloff rejected that proposal,
saying in a letter dated July 1983,
"I do not understand why anyone
other than myself should deter-
mine the conditions of my gift."
Although Ellenhorn said AFHU
"still has high hopes of settling
the case out of court," they are
definitely opposed to selling
Brown the building for $1 million.
Electric Co.
Settles Dispute
Energy Ministry and the Arab-
owned East Jerusalem Electric
Corp. appear to have settled a
year-long dispute over the utility's
debt and its allegedly unreliable
performance in providing power
to Jewish customers.
The agreement in principle
reached Wednesday (Dec. 17) bet-
ween Energy Minister Moshe
Shahal and the company's board
of directors provides for the Elec-
tric Corp. to surrender its fran-
chise to provide power to Jewish
neighborhoods in East Jerusalem
and to Jewish settlements and
military camps in the West Bank.
The Israel Electric Corp. will
take over the equipment needed
to serve Jewish customers and
will waive a $16 million debt owed
it by the East Jerusalem Electric
Corp. The latter's franchise to
serve Arab areas, which expires
at the end of this month, will be
renewed for 10 years.
In the trodition of the holiday season. Jordan Marsh
extends to you our sincerest wishes for a truly grana
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 26, 1986
What Parents Should Know About Christmas and Their Children
A Guide for Jewish Parents
Regarding Christmas has been
issued by the Rabbinical
Association of Greater Miami.
The Guide, according to Rabbi
Brett S. Goldstein, of Temple
Shir Ami, Association presi-
dent, "is in response to many
inquiries by countless Jewish
families in the community."
During this time of the year,
Jewish families are confronted
by confusion and conflict
which the holiday poses for
them. It is hoped that the
Guide will help relieve some of
this confusion, according to
Rabbi Goldstein.
Copies of the Guide have
been distributed by the
Association's executive vice
president, Rabbi Solomon
Schiff, director of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation's
Q: Isn't Christmas a national
holiday which all Jews can
observe in good conscience?
A: Banks and government
agencies do close, but above
all things, Christmas is a
major Christian holy day
which celebrates the birth
of Jesus, the Christian
Messiah. To suggest to our
Christian friends that
Christmas is anything else
would be presumptuous.
Christmas is not in the same
category as Thanksgiving
Day, Fourth of July,
Decoration Day, or any
other American holiday.
Since we do not regard
Jesus as our savior, we can
not in good conscience
observe Christmas. To do so
is to violate our religious
Q:How do Christian
clergymen and the responsi-
ble Christian laiety regard
the problem?
A: Responsible Christian
leaders bemoan the perver-
sion of the Christmas
season and are trying to do
something about it. Chris-
tian clergymen and laymen
constantly speak out
against the commercializa-
tion of the Christmas
celebration. It is a religious
holiday and should be
regarded as such.
Q: Would it not be the better
part of discretion to "go
along" with our Christian
neighbors, even if it means
observing Christmas?
A: No matter involving viola-
tions of strong religious
convictions can be regarded
as trivial or minor. The true
spirit of Americanism would
never compel anyone to act
in conflict with his freedom
of conscience. Our early
American forebearers came
to these shores precisely for
the opportunity to worship
God according to the dic-
tates of their hearts.
Q: What about the Christmas
A: The Christmas tree is
distinctively a Christmas
symbol. Since Christmas is
for Christians, the
Christmas tree is ap-
propriate for Christians on-
ly. The Christmas tree has
no place in the Jewish home,
nor should any Jewish child
be compelled to participate
in observances involving
Christmas trees.
Q: Should Jewish children par-
ticipate in Christmas par-
ties in the public schools?
A: Parties designated as
Christmas parties or having
the appearance of
Christmas parties have no
place in the public schools.
Winter or year-end parties
of a general nature are
Q: Is it appropriate to give
gifts to Christian friends?
A: It is appropriate to give
Christmas gifts to our
Christian friends. However,
it is not appropriate to pre-
sent Chistmas gifts to Jews.
Q: Should Jewish children par-
Continued on Following Page
Boca Pops Announces Super Pops
The Boca Raton Symphonic
Pops recently announced its new
"Super Pops" line up. With its
regular Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty series almost entirely sold out,
Music Director, Maestro Mark Az-
zolina is proud to offer a "Super"
bill of performers starting Jan. 8
which is co-sponsored by the
Miami Herald and the Stuart-
James Foundation.
With the phenomenal growth of
population "there's a whole new
market in the Boca area of
younger people who deserve to
see the entertainers that they can
identify with" said Azxolina. "We
believe our Super Pops series will
give them this opportunity, as
well as offer our devoted fans new
guest stars."
Starting Thursday, Jan. 8 at
Florida Atlantic University at 8
p.m. Pops will headline with the
one and only Lou Rawls.
Rawls, know for his special ap-
peal to the ladies with songs like
"Lady Love" and "You'll Never
Find Another Love Like Mine"
has to his credit one platimftn and
six gold albums, plus his gold
single in "You'll Never Find." His
smooth, velvet toned sound has
thrilled audiences worldwide.
Then, for a decided change of
pace on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8
p.m. at Bibletown Auditorium,
Metropolitan Opera star, Robert
Merrill and "friends" will be
featured for "Pops at the Opera."
This is a benefit concert for Boca
Pops and the New York based
Richard Tucker Music
Guest conductor, Anton
Guadagno of the Palm Beach
Opera will direct the Boca Pops
orchestra that evening.
Merrill marks his 40th anniver-
sary with the Met this year. Dur-
ing his illustrious career, he has
been acclaimed by critics as "one
of the greatest natural baritones
of the century."
The Brooklyn born singer has
received every accolade that
critics can bestow and has per-
formed for every United States
president since Franklin Delano
Throughout a long career he has
been presented as soloist with
every major orchestra in the U.S.,
appearing with conducting giants
Arturo Toscanini, Leonard Berns-
tein and Zubin Mehta.
He has successfully ventured in-
to the mediums of television and
records as well.
Mr. Merrill brings with him
"friends" in performance, in-
cluding soprano, Susan Dunn;
mezzo soprano, Dolora Zajik;
soprano, Diana Soviero and tenor,
Tonio DiPaola.
For this special benefit, a "Gold
Circle" ticket at $50 per person
will include a post concert recep-
tion at the elegant Girard's
Restaurant with Mr. Merrill as
honored guest. Other tickets are
available priced from $18 to $25.
On Thursday, March 19 at 8
p.m. at FAU, jazz lovers are being
offered a fantastic double header
with jazzman Dave Brubeck and
his Quartet and the inimitable
sound of trumpeter Al Hirt topp-
ing the bill.
Brubeck fans will remember his
unique recording of "Take 5"
which won him the distinction of
having the first jazz single to sell a
million copies.
He rose to prominence in the
early 50's with his Quartet which
included names like Cal Tjader
and Paul Desmond. This group
was catapulted to national atten-
tion and stayed in the forefront
for 17 years.
In 1977, a new Quartet was
formed with sons Darius, Chris
and Danny who present the very
special today sounds of the New
Brubeck Quartet.
Grammy winner Al Hirt has
been called "one of the greatest
trumpet virtuosos of all time."
From international concert stages
to Bourbon Street, the "man with
the horn" has performed before
presidents and royalty, on nation-
wide television and has to his
credit four gold records.
He has appeared in concert with
the greatest of orchestras in-
cluding Boston Pops and the New
York Philharmonic and now Boca
Pops ispleased to present him to
South Florida audiences.
On Thursday, May 7 at 8:80
p.m. at FAU, a blockbuster with
the "Fabulous Four" will cap the
Super Pops concerts. It includes
the talents of the Four Aces, Four
Lads and Four Freshman.
The Four Aces, Fred Diodati,
Tony Alesi, Joe Giglio and Harry
Heisler bring back the 50's and
60's with hits like "Three Coins In
A Fountain," "Tell Me Why" and
"Love Is A Many Splendored
The Lads, Aaron Bruce, Don
Farrar, Harry DuVall and Frank
Busseri still wow audiences with
versions of Lads favorites like
"Standing On The Corner" and
"No, Not Much."
The Freshman, Bob Flanigan,
Autie Goodman, Mike Beisner and
Dave Jennings walk down
memory lane with hits "Gradua-
tion Day," "Candy," and "Day By
All in all the Boca Pops provides
a super arena for the sounds of
Super Pops talent this season.
Tickets for each concert may be
obtained by calling 393-3758 at
FAU. Tickets for Robert Merrill
are available by calling the Pops
office at 391-6777.

A Parents' Guide to Christmas
Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Did German Arms to Iran Get
IContinued from Preceding Page
ticipate in Christmas plays
in public schools?
Ia'No. Christmas plays
generally portray religious
themes which have no place
in a public school. On the
other hand, some schools
hold a so-called "Winter
Festival" in which an at-
tempt is made to avoid all
religious connotations. But
it is sometimes difficult to
draw the distinction. If the
parents feel that the perfor-
mance is free of all religious
overtones, children may
certainly participate.
|q: Should Jewish children sing
Christmas carols?
I A: No. Carols, being religious
hymns, do not belong in the
public school. Jewish
children should not be re-
quired to sing hymns which
embody a theology they do
not accept. Neutral songs
that have no religious
references, however, are
IQ: Do we harm our children by
directing them not to
A: No. The classroom is one
among many places which
reveals the existence of dif-
ferences We further our
children s personal growth
and maturity by teaching
them that they can respect
the faith of their neighbor
without embracing that
faith. We can clearly mark
these differences by such
simple statements as, "This
is what we do," and "This is
what we do not do."
Q: What about other Jewish
children who participate in
Christmas observances in
the public schools?
A: There are now, as there
always have been, parents
who do not accept the view-
point of responsible Jewish
leadership. They proceed on
their own when they permit
their children to participate
in Christmas observances.
This confuses the children
of parents who do follow the
thoughtful recommenda-
tions of Jewish leadership.
Jewish parents will help
Service Personnel To Receive
Chanukah Gifts from JWB
NEW YORK More than
4,000 Jewish ceremonial ob-
jects and holiday gift items
were shipped by JWB to
Jewish military personnel and
their families around the world
and Jewish patients in VA
hospitals in preparation for the
Friday night (Dec. 26) com-
memoration of Chanukah, ac-
cording to Rabbi Barry H.
Greene, chairman of the JWB
Jewish Chaplains Council.
Packages were timed to arrive
prior to the start of the
Chanukah celebration.
In his announcement, Rabbi
Greene praised the work of
members of the Council and
voiced personal satisfaction at
the membership's "unity of
concern that the religious
needs of Jewish chaplains, as
well as men and women in
uniform and the Veterans
Admnistration throughout the
world, are being met."
were carefully selected by
JWB in an effort to "help peo-
ple, many of whom live in tem-
porary or transient homes,
create a sense of Jewishness
jor themselves and their
families during this important
season," Greene said.
The selection, which was
Purchased with the support of
JWB Women's Organizations'
services and through the ef-
forts of Jewish chaplains and
'ay leaders, included
Chanukah gelt, dreidlach,
menorot, Chanukah candles,
games for children, billfolds,
wall plaques and other
decorative items.
Sisterhoods, JWB Serve-A-
Ummittees, Jewish Com-
munity Centers and in-
dividuals contributed funds for
Chanukah packages in
response to hundreds of re-
quests from chaplains and lay
'eaders throughout the United
states, on ships at sea, and
wherever in the world there is
a U.S. military presence.
In one typical reauest, Ray
* Blanton, Jr., a lay leader
aboard the USS Samuel
Rompers, said that "however
good we are at what we do is
the direct result of support and
assistance we receive from
JWB, halfway around the
world. I always welcome a let-
ter or package from JWB
because I know there is help
inside. Without JWB, the
military could forget about
having any type of religious
program for Jews in any
branch of the service."
JWB, central service
organization for 275 Jewish
Community Centers, YM-
YWHAs and camps in the
United States and Canada, is
the U.S. government-
accredited agency providing
religious, Jewish educational
and morale services to Jews in
the armed services, their
families and hospitalized
veterans, on behalf of the
American Jewish community.
It serves the armed forces
through the JWB Jewish
Chaplains Council, Armed
Forces and Veterans Services
Committee, and Women's
Organizations' Services.
their children most if they
(1) accept diversity in the
ranks of Jewry as a normal
condition in the American
environment; (2) know and
understand the thinking of
responsible Jewish leader-
ship and recognize that
most parents are anxious to
follow it; and (3) assure
their children that despite
the participation of some
Jewish children, Jewish
leaders have taken a strong
Position for non-
participation in observances
of a holiday not their own,
and that this is also their
Q: Would not the entire pro-
blem be solved in the public
school by joint Christmas
and Chanukah celebration?
A: No. It is a violation of the
Constitution to observe any
sectarian holiday in the
public school, be it joint
observance or otherwise.
We do not correct an error
by compounding the error.
Channeled Through Israel?
BONN (JTA) West Germany supplied arms to
Iran as early as 1973 but channeled them through Israel in
order to keep the deals secret at a time when Bonn official-
ly embargoed arms sales to areas of tension, including the
Middle East, according to reports that surfaced here over
the weekend.
Die Welt, a leading conservative daily, reported that in
1973, Iran, then ruled by the Shah, obtained rights to pro-
duce two West German tank cannons and the ammunition
for them.
A YEAR LATER, West Germany shipped 58,000 hand
grenade fuses to Iran, through Israeli channels, the paper
Israel was used to avoid embarrassment and to head off
possible Arab criticism. Israel was then governed by a
Labor-led government. The information is based on
government leaks to counter an opposition campaign
against the sale of submarine blueprints to South Africa.
The conservative government of Chancellor Helmut
Kohl apparently seeks to show that previous governments
led by the opposition Social Democrtatic Party (SPD) had a
record of selling arms to any country, regardless of official-
ly stated policies. Shipments were also made to Chile,
Argentina and Peru.
Manuel D. Meyerson Of Cincinnati And Boca Raton,
Joins Board Of Governors Of Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion
Manuel D. Mayerson, a
distinguished resident of Cincin-
nati and Boca Raton, has been
elected to the Board of Governors
of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion. The Board of
Governors is composed of com-
munal leaders from across the na-
tion who, together with the ad-
ministration, help determine the
College's programs, policies and
directions for the future.
Mr. Mayerson is chairman and
president of Manuel D. Mayerson
Associates, Inc., a real estate
management, investment and
brokerage firm. He is a member of
the President's Club at Florida
Atlantic University, the Interna-
tional Council of Shopping
Centers, local and national Real
Estate Boards, and other profes-
sional groups.
Together with his wife, Rhoda,
Mr. Mayerson has long played a
major role in communal and
cultural affairs. The Mayersons
have funded the new Treatment
Center of Hematology and On-
cology at Children's Hospital
Medical Center in Cincinnati, pro-
vided scholarships for students in
medicine, business and the arts at
Manuel D. Mayerson
several institutions, and are active
in behalf of programs for the
elderly and disabled throughout
the country. The Mayersons are
also founders of Jewish Funds for
Justice, a national organization
that researches areas in need,
locates experts within the Jewish
community, and develops projects
to address the problems.
Mr. Mayerson has served as a
member of the board of Overseers
of the Cincinnati School of
Hebrew Union College since 1982.
Most recently, Mayerson Hall,
which will be developed by the col-
lege as a center of the arts,
history and social and human con-
cerns, was named in honor of a
generous benefaction by Mr. and
Mrs. Mayerson.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion is the na-
tion's oldest institution of higher
Jewish studies. It trains rabbis,
cantors, religious school
educators, communal workers and
doctoral and post doctoral
scholars at its four campuses in
Cincinnati, New York, Los
Angeles, and Jerusalem.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South Countv/Friday, December 26. 1986
Yeshiva Gives Reagan
Honorary Doctorate
President Reagan is now
an honorary alumnus of
Yeshiva University. He was
inducted into the univer-
sity's ranks during a special
White House ceremony last
Thursday (Dec. 18) honoring
the institution's centennial.
Dr. Norman Lamm, presi-
dent of the university,
presented Reagan with a
Doctor of Laws degree.
The private reception in the
Cabinet Room marked the first
time that a Yeshiva University
delegation had been invited to the
White House. The event also
marked the first time the universi-
k ty had conferred an honorary
degree upon an incumbent Presi-
dent, although John Kennedy,
Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nix-
on received honorary degrees
from the institution before they
were elected to the presidency.
honorary degree, Reagan saluted
the university, America's oldest
and largest under Jewish
auspices, and said, "Its history,
representing as it docs both
freedom of secular inquiry and
freedom of religion, is the story of
Lamm, who is completing his
first decade as president of the
university, read a special citation
and conferred the degree upon
Reagan. The citation read, in part:
"As President, you have placed
the stamp of your unique per-
sonality on as new era in our great
country. As a unique American in-
stitution, Yeshiva University is
proud to celebrate its 100th birth
day in that era. Yeshiva Universi-
ty draws confidence from the con-
fidence of the Reagan era and
we are confident that this larger
confidence will neither fail nor
"A Jewish sage once said,
"When a man is able to take abuse
and not respond in land, he is wor-
thy to become a leader upon whom
the sun will shine.' Even during
crises and criticism, you have
never wavered from basic human
decency, you have never lost your
sunny sense of humor, and we
know you will never permit a pass-
ing cloud to dim the luster of your
IN ADDITION to the citation,
Lamm also presented Reagan
with a sterling silver menorah in
honor of the Chanukah holiday
season. He also gave a facsimile of
a letter written in 1818 by Thomas
Jefferson in which the former
President of the United States
decried anti-Semitism and
religious intolerance.
Leading the university delega-
tion were three officers of the in-
stitution's Board of Trustees:
Herbert Tenser, chairman of the
Board; Stanley Stern, vice chair-
man; and Max Etra, chairman
emeritus. Dr. Israel Miller, senior
vice president, chaired the
Two Yeshiva University alumni
serve as major government of-
ficials Max Kampelman, chief
U.S. negotiator at the Geneva
arms control talks, and Judge
Abraham Sofaer, U.S. State
Department Legal Adviser.
In September, in a letter to the
university, Reagan declared that
Yeshiva University "has main-
Spivak Appointed
Minister Brian Mulroney has ap-
pointed Mira Spivak of Winnipeg
to fill the Senate seat vacated by
the death of Paul Yurik, making
her the first Jewish woman to
serve in the legislative body.
tained a tradition of excellence
and creativity." The President
concluded by stating: "Nancy
joins me in wishing you Mazel Tov
and another 100 years of
White House was another in a
series of special events com-
memorating the centennial of the
university, which has grown from
a tiny yeshiva into what is today
an international, multi-faceted
Last September, the U.S. Postal
Service issued a stamp honoring
Dr. Bernard Revel, the univer-
sity's first president. At the
university's centennial convoca-
tion, Secretary of Education
William Bennett extolled the
university as a model for other
educational institutions. To date,
18 states have issued official pro-
clamations in honor of the
Yeshiva University comprises
15 schools, divisions, and af-
filiates. There are five
undergraduate schools, seven
graduate and professional schools,
and three affiliates with campuses
in New York, Los Angeles, and
President Reagan receives an Honorary Doc-
tor of Laws degree from Yeshiva University
during a special White House ceremony
honoring the institution's Centennial. After
receiving the honorary degree from Dr. Nor-
man Lamm (left), president of the University,
and Dr. Israel Miller (right), senior vice presi-
dent, President Reagan said of the University,
Its history, representing as it does both
freedom of secular inquiry and freedom of
religion, is the story of America.' The Presi-
dent was also presented with a silver
menorah, marking the Chanukah holiday
season, and a leather-bound facsimile of a let-
ter written in 1818 by Thomas Jefferson, third
president of the United States, in which Jeffer-
son decried anti-Semitism.
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