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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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1 The Jewish ^^ ^
Volume 9 Number 1
of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach. Florida Friday, January 2,
Market Patrol
An armed Israeli
soldier walks past
Arab women selling
vegetables and fruit
in the Gaza
marketplace. Some
of the women have
covered their clothes
with plastic sheets to
protect themselves
from the rain which
has been falling
steadily in Israel,
bringing to a halt
many of the
which had been
taking place in the
West Bank and
Jewish Woman Most
Likely To Be Raped
NEW YORK If a Jewish woman is sex-
ually assaulted, she is more likely to be raped
than to successfully resist or escape her at-
tacker, sociologist Dr. Pauline Bart told
Lilith, the independent Jewish women's
magazine, in an exclusive interview on her
recently published study of rape resistance.
West Germany Channeled Arms
To Iran Through Israel... 9-A
Centuries Of Chanukah
Lights 6-A
The Future of Judaism... 10-A
Controversy Over Archbishop's
Visit To Middle East... 7-A
Jews Must Better Address
Drug Abuse... 5-A
Preserving Tradition... 5-A
Reagan's Message To
Gorbachev... 8-A
The interview with Bart, a professor of
psychiatry and sociology at the University of
Illinois at Chicago, appears in the latest issue
of Lilith now in its 10th year of publication
Bart's book, "Stopping Rape: Successful Sur-
vival Strategies," co-authored with Patricia
O'Brien, is unique in that interviews with
women of different ethnic groups included
questions about their backgrounds, including
socialization experiences as children.
Bart pinpointed in the Lilith interview four
major factors that emerged from the study
that make Jewish women more vulnerable to
rape. They are: their use of ineffective
strategies of resistance; responding with an
intellectual rather than a visceral reaction;
their lack of experience and training in pro-
tecting themselves physically; and their lack
of suspiciousness and "street smarts."
Jewish women, she said, tend to follow the
traditional and mistaken advice given to
women of trying to talk their way out of a
sexual assault. 'In stopping rape, pleading is
relatively useless,", claimed Bart. "Crying
and pleading appealing to the mercy of the
attacker are associated with being raped"
rather than successfully resisting sexual
assault, the study showed.
"If you could finesse, argue, use verbal
techniques, offer money and this would be ef-
fective, then Jewish women would be very ef-
fective in countering rape," she said.
This "accommodative strategy" of "you
give a little, and you take a little and you sur-
vive" used historically by Jews in op-
pressive societies does not work in a sexual
situation, Bart said. She compared the failure
of this strategy in a rape situation to its
failure in dealing with the Nazis, where "it
did not work because it was a death
Jewish women's intellectual response to
sexual assault, Bart continued, contrasts
sharply with the most effective defense
against rape which was more likely to be used
by women of other ethnic groups, a combina-
tion of physical resistance yelling and flee-
ing, or trying to flee, and taking advantage of
environmental intervention (passeraby or
distraction of some sort)."
The women who successfully resisted a sex
Continued on Page 8-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Yeshiva Gives Reagan Honorary Doctorate Degree
President Reagan meets with
leaders of Yeshiva University
in the White House to receive
an honorary degree. As a gift
from the University, the Presi-
dent was presented with a
Menorah. Pictured with the
President (from left) are Dr.
Norman Lamm, president of
Yeshiva University; Max J.
Etra, chairman emeritus.
Board of Trustees; Herbert
Tenzer, chairman of the board
and former Congressman from
New York; Stanley Stern, vice
chairman of the board; and Dr.
Israel Miller, senior vice
'86 Election Results
Show 'Significant
Defeat' For
Christian Right
NEW YORK The 1986
election results marked a
"significant defeat" for the
Christian Right, which
focused its efforts on 36
Senate, House and guber-
natorial races and lost 23 of
them, according to an
analysis just published by
the Religious Action Center
of Reform Judaism.
In the premiere issue of its
quarterly magazine, "Tzedek
Society Capitol Line," the
Religious Action Center says the
Christian Right proved "unable to
break the American people's com-
mitment to separation of church
and state."
AS A RESULT, the magazine
says, it will be "substantially more
difficult for the Christian Right to
push the 100th Congress to pass
legislation in such areas as prayer
in the public schools, abortion
rights or federal aid for parochial
The magazine observes that the
only state where the Christian
Right's gain was significant was
Texas, where William Clements -
who had a "Christian liaison" on
his staff ousted Gov. Mark
White, and where five of sue
House candidates backed by the
Christian Rights won office.
All three Jews targeted for
defeat by the Christian Right re-
tained their seats in the House of
Representatives by substantial
margins, the magazine notes.
They were Mel Levine (Cal.),
Larry Smith (Fla.), and Howard
WolDe Mich.).
DURING THE California cam-
paign, the magazine reports,
Levine's opponent, Bob Scribner,
charged Levine with being
"diametrically opposed to nearly
everything the Lord's Church
stands for in this nation." He call-
ed on his supporters to help "link
arms with us as we literally 'take
territory' for our Lord Jesus
In the Florida race, Mary Col-
lins, running against Smith, said
his positions were "the antithesis
of what the Christian community
in the district would prefer."
During the 1986 campaign, the
Religious Action Center, head-
quartered in Washington, alerted
the Jewish community to the
Christian Right's introduction of
religion into these and other elec-
toral contests.
Vanunu Pleads
Not Guilty
Mordechai Vanunu, the former
technician at the Dimona nuclear
facility, pleaded not guilty to
charges of treason, grave es-
pionage and passing information
without authorization, as his trial
opened officially in Jerusalem
District Court Sunday.
"He denied the facts in the
charge sheet," Vanunu's at-
torney, Aharon Zichroni, told
reporters after a 90-minute closed
session. The trial will resume in
six weeks. If convicted, Vanunu
could face life imprisonment.
Religious Directory
JDC Approves 1987 Budget
rw1^80^ of.Directors of the American Jewish Joint
Lhstnbution Committee approved a $57 million budget for 1987
at its annual meeting.
The budget represents a six percent increase over the 1986
budget of $54 million. It will fund JDC programs in Israel and
more than 30 other countries. JDC President Heinz Eppler call-
ed it a responsible budget and said: "It addresses the needs of
the Jewish communities around the world."
The annual meeting was the culmination of a week of
meetings and programs that illustrate the national and interna-
tional scope of JDC activities. Committees organized by areas of
graTaS budget ^"^ "l ***** ^^ f pr"
FAU Course to
Explore Consequences
of Divorce
The personal crisis of divorce
will be explored in a one-week
course being offered at the Boca
Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic
University during January entitl-
ed "Emotional Consequences of
The offering, taught by Dr.
John C. Touhey of FAU's
sociology department, can be
taken as an enrichment course by
individuals who are not seeking to
complete work towards a degree.
The class will meet from Jan
12-16 from 6:30-9:50 p.m. It can
also be taken for one academic
"The course is basically a ser-
vice course to the community,"
explained Dr. Touhey. "It ex-
plores the emotional experience
that people go through while they
are getting a divorce and the
"It deals with the very negative
feelings that are experienced as a
result of divorce the fear and
apathy that affect people."
Dr. Touhey said much of this
fear is exaggerated. Talking with
other divorced people often helps
men and women develop a more
realistic appraisal of their situa-
tion, he added.
Non-degree seeking students
may register Tuesday, Jan. 6,
from 2-6 p.m. and during regular
business hours through the first
week of classes ending Wednes-
day, Jan. 14.
Schedules of spring semester
courses can be obtained at the
FAU Admissions Office on the
first floor of tbe Administration
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road Delrav
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
r nday evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
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Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
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Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Coffee-Nut Bars
2 Tbsps. freeze-dried or instant SANKA (R) BRAND
decaffeinated coffee
1 Tbsp. hot water
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
lk Tsp. double-acting baking powder
Vfe Tsp. salt
1/8 Tsp. baking soda
8/ cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter or margarine
Vz cup granulated sugar
Vfe cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Tsp. vanilla
Dissolve coffee in water; set aside. Combine flour,
baking powder, salt, baking soda nad pecans. Melt
butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and thoroughly
mix in the sugars; cool slightly. Stir in egg and
vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with dissolved
coffee, mixing well after each addition. Spread evenly
in greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for
30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into bars and
sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired. Makes 2
dozen cookies.
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp. parve magarine, melted
lk Tsp. nutmeg
V2 Tsp. lemon juice
A Tsp. salt
3 cups quartered peeled fresh pears'
1/3 cup parve margarine
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
2 cups Post Natural Raisin Bran
(*Or use 2 cans, 16 oz. each, pear halves, drained
and cut in half, Bake, uncovered, only 30 minutes.)
Mix together honey, melted margarine, nutmeg,
lemon juice and salt. Stir in pears. Pour into 8-inch
square pan; set aside. Cream 1/3 cup margarine;
blend in sugar and flour. Stir in cereal and sprinkle
over pear mixture. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for
20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes
longer, or until pears are tender. Makes 4 or 5
1 8-oz. pkg. Cracker-Barrel Brand Sharp Cheddar
Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food
1 8-oz. pkg. Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese
Parkay Margarine
2 Tsps. chopped pimiento
2 Tsps. chopped green pepper
2 Tsps. chopped onion
1 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
xh Tsp. lemon juice
Combine cold pack cheese food, softened cream
cheese and 2 tablespoons margarine, mixing until well
blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Mold
into bell shapes, using two cold pack containers
coated with margarine or lined with plastic wrap.
Chill until firm. Unmold. Garnish with chopped
parsley and pimiento strips, if desired.
Yields 2 bells.
1 Tsp. salt
1 medium-sized eggplant, sliced W thick
Ms cup cooking oil
Mt cup chopped onions
2 cans (15 oz. each) Chef Boy-ar-dee Cheese
Ravioli in tomato sauce
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
Salt eggplant slices; place waxed paper over them;
weight with large platter for 15 minutes. Dry slices
with absorbent paper. Fry eggplant slices in cooking
oil; drain on absorbent paper. Saute onions lightly.
Arrange a layer of fried eggplant on top of Cheese
Ravioli; then, sauteed onions. Sprinkle with half of
grated Mozzarella cheese. Continue layering: Cheese
Ravioli, eggplant slices, then cheese. Bake uncovered
for 20 minutes in 350 degrees oven or until cheese is
golden. Serves 4-6.
Jarlsberg Cheese and Kavli flatbread add the
perfect touch to your holiday hors d'oeuvres menu.
Light, crispy Kavli goes so well with your favorite
cheeses and spreads; and Jarlsberg creates a delicious
flavor combination when mixed with fruits or melted
on top of your favorite hot hors d'oeuvre. When plan-
ning meals for your family this holiday season,
remember to add Jarlsberg and Kavli to your shopp-
ing lists.
A fruit-flavored punch much favored by the young
1 quart water
A cup loose or instant tea* or 12 teabags
1 quart cold water
2 (6 oz. each) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (6 oz. each) cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
2 (28 oz. each) bottles ginger ale
Bring 1 quart water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove
from heat. Immediately add tea. Cover. Brew 5
minutes. Stir, then strain into punch bowl containing
1 quart cold water. Stir in frozen concentrated fruit
juices and cranberry juice. Place block of ice or ice
cubes in punch. Add ginger ale just before serving.
Makes about 5 quarts.
If using instant tea, simply combine the powder
with 2 quarts cold water in a punch bowl. No need to
boil water and brew.
Let G. Washington's
Spice Up Your Side Dishes with
4 cups diced hot cooked potatoes
Vk Tbsps. vinegar
3 Tbsps. salad oil
1 cup diced celery
3 diced hard-cooked eggs
3 Tbsps. minced onion
3 envelopes G. Washington's Rich Brown Seasoning
and Broth
2 Tsps. prepared mustard
V* cup mayonnaise
Put diced hot potatoes in bowl. Sprinkle over
vinegar and salad oil. Set aside to cool. Add celery,
eggs, onion to potatoes and mix well. Mix together
brown seasoning and broth, mustard, and mayon-
naise. Add to potato mixture and toss gently until
potatoes are coated. Chill several hours.
Makes 4 servings.
1 Hi Lb. ground chuck
V2 cup uncooked kasha
2 eggs, beaten
1 carrot, grated
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
IV2 Tsp. salt
2-3 Tbsp. oil
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
(save juice)
% cup reserved pineapple juice
Vt cup water
2 Tbsps. cornstarch
1 beef bouillon cube
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tsp. fresh ginger-root, grated or Tsp.
ground ginger
V4 cup wine vinegar
V4 cup unsulphured molasses, honey or sugar
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
Combine meatball ingredients except oil; shape into
4 dozen appetizer size meatballs. Brown meatballs on
all sides in hot oil; drain on paper towels. Add to
Sweet and Sour Sauce. To prepare sauce: In
saucepan, combine all ingredients except pineapple
chunks and green pepper. Cook, stirring until thick
and clear (about 5 minutes). Add meatballs, pineap-
ple, and green pepper chunks. Heat until hot and
meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
Variation: Shape into 2 dozen meal-size meatballs.
Serve over additional cooked kasha, noodles or rice.
Make Your Vegetable* Something Special
with Fleisehmann's Margarine
3 cups thinly sliced carrots
A cup water
1 Tbsp. sugar
Vt Tsp. salt
2 Tbsps. parve Fleisehmann's Margarine
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
y* Tsp. grated lemon peel
Combine carrots, water, sugar and salt in heavy
saucepan. Cover and cook over medium high heat un-
til water has evaporated, about 20 minutes. Add
margarine, lemon juice and lemon peel. Heat and stir
until margarine is melted. Makes 4 servings. (100
calories per serving)

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 2, 1987
1987 What Lies Ahead
The day after New Year's Day, all of us
are inclined to focus on events during the
months ahead. One of these surely will be
the growing political activity on the home
front as the nation gears up for the presiden-
tial election campaign.
The last two campaigns were unhappy for
many members of the Jewish community
who felt themselves left out of almost all
political consideration. So persuasive and
powerful were both Reagan campaigns in
1980 and 1984, that there was little need felt
in the victory-sensing Republican strategy
to deal with Jewish issues.
And, in the Democratic campaign, there
was an inadvertent opening of the door to
less than subtle anti-Israel and indeed anti-
Jewish sentiment in the oratory of Jesse
Jackson with his admittance to splinter
populist opinion on the rostrum of that party
at its 1983 national convention.
Where's The Magic
There is something strange about the win-
some comment by First Lady Nancy Reagan
that the President has done all that he can to
persuade ousted National Security person-
nel such as John Poindexter and Oliver
North to talk to congressional investigators
as they look closely into the Iran arms
Both Poindexter and North have refused
to tell what they know about the arms sales
and the siphoning off of funds from the sales
to aid the Contras in Nicaragua.
The President himself says that he has
asked everyone in the Administration to be
open and forthcoming with information.
Mrs. Reagan's comment suggests that there
is little more her husband can do. After all,
the Fifth Amendment guarantee against
self-incriminatdon is a right belonging to
every American, even to those who are high
and mighty and situated in the stratosphere
of power.
Go Ahead, Make My Day
We wonder what ever happened to the
Ronald Reagan who challenged members of
Congress to "Go ahead, make my day" when
they seemed disinclined to do his bidding in
a variety of the Administration's pet pro-
jects military, the Contras, tax reform,
caps on the national debt?
In these and other issues, Mr. Reagan
adopted the stance of a 19th Century gun-
fighter, or else a contemporary Dirty Harry
detective, most recently brought to life by
one of his movie idols, Clint Eastwood. On
other occasions, the President has made
pointed reference to another of his movie
favorites, Rambo, the creature of Sylvester
Stallone, when he was taking on the
Establishment quite as if he weren't one of
them, indeed its quintessential presence.
Where has all of this power gone to Mr.
Reagan's capacity to twist arms, wrestle
elbows, bend opponents to his will behind
the scenes? It does seem strange to us,
especially now that there is great question
about just what he did and did not know
about the arms sales and the sudden siphon-
ing off of funds to the Contras from the pro-
ceeds of the sales, that he has suddenly
weakened, that he has gone as far as he can.
We can only hope that he will find the will
to go further once he recovers from his
surgery due Jan. 5.
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But in 1987, especially given the strongly
pro-Israel sentiment of the Reagan Ad-
ministration during the last few years, both
parties are likely to court Jews as they never
have been courted before, thus reversing the
sense of isolation from the political process
that Jewish voters felt in the 1980 and 1984
Preferable To Be Pandered
On the one hand, being "pandered" to
may make Jews feel somewhat sensitive,
particularly about the Israel issue. But, as
Washington columnist Morris Amitay has
noted, "it is always preferable to be
'pandered' to than to be ignored."
Within the context of the perspective of
the day after New Year's Day, it also seem
that a decision early in 1987 is likely to be
made as to whether Israel will go into full-
scale production of its Lavi fighter-bomber.
The current struggle over the new budget in
Israel itself has Drought outcries against
military cuto by no less an authority than
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin who cau-
tioned this week that such proposed cuts
would jeopardize the Lavi.
As things turn out in Washington, what
happens to the Lavi will to a large extent
determine future defense relationships bet-
ween Israel and the United States.
A final word: In the earliest days of
Iranscam, it appeared that high Administra-
tion officials caught in the wringer of that
ongoing scandal were aiming at Israel as the
likely party to be the scapegoat. But as 1987
shapes up before us, we're now inclined to
suggest that negative fallout from Israeli in-
volvement in that affair will be minimal.
As Amitay suggests, and we agree, the
multiple investigations in Washington will
undoubtedly focus on the Reagan Ad-
ministration's actions rather than on the
participation of a growing cast of interna-
tional characters in the scandal.
Happy New Year.
Gorbachev's Totemkin Villages'
Friday, January 2,1987
Volume 9
1TEVETH 5747
Number 1
Dr. William Korey is the
director of International
Policy Research of B'nai
B'rith. Last month, he served
as a 'public member'of the U.S.
delegation to the Vienna review
conference on the Helsinki
Two hundred years ago, in
1787, Catherine the Great
put on an extraordinary
public relations effort to
convince a Western
monarch, Joseph II of
Austria, of her benevolence
and popularity.
The Tsarina's principal adviser,
Prince Gregory Potemkin, had
supervised the erection in the
Ukraine and Crimea of entire ar-
tificial villages containing but one
street, and arranged for peasant
masses to greet exultantly the
traveling Russian Empress ac-
companied by her Hapsburg col-
league. The "Potemkin villages"
almost worked but, in the end, the
Western monarch failed to suc-
cumb to the Russian public rela-
tions gambit.
Kremlin ruler, Mikhail Gorbachev,
has put on a similar fabulous show
in Vienna where the third review
conference of the Helsinki Final
Act is being held. (The others took
place in Belgrade in 1977-78 and
in Madrid in 1980-83).
The aim of the current
"Potemkin villages" is to
demonstrate to Western leaders
and populace the Soviet Union's
"new look" of benevolence in the
field of human rights and
humanitarian affairs. But
whether this artful image-
building, even if at times
awkwardly managed, has succeed-
ed in convincing anyone is open to
That a massive Soviet public
relations effort was extended in
the absence of positive human
rights steps could easily be
understood. The Helsinki Final
Act, while sanctioning the Soviet
objective of making the post-war
borders of Eastern Europe "in-
violable," also made "human
rights and fundamental
freedoms" a regulating "princi-
ple" of interstate relations and
obligated the 35 signatories to
adhere to the various
"humanitarian" purposes spelled
out in Basket 3 of the accord.
MOSCOW'S non-compliance
and monumental abridgements of
the Helsinki provisions were self-
evident. It was not only that the
Helsinki monitors in the USSR,
legitimized by the language of the
accord, had been smashed,
dispersed, or jailed, but Jewish
emigration had reached the lowest
level in over two decades.
Refuseniks were trapped in a
Kafkaesque world of helplessness
and ostracism. Despite Gor-
bachev's promise on French
television in October 1985 that
Jewish refuseniks would be allow-
ed to leave after 5 to 10 years,
some 10,000 in this category re-
main caged, with almost no hope
of obtaining exit visas.
Targeted by world public opi-
nion as the principal abuser of
human rights and inevitably plac-
ed on the defensive, Moscow in
the late 1970's and early 1980's
became increasingly indifferent to
the promotion of the Helsinki ac-
cord. The hereto exalted agree-
ment was unceremoniously drop-
ped in 1980 from the Communist
Party slogans, annually issued on
the anniversary of the Bolshevik
But Gorbachev decided to
reverse this trend. Benefits from
the Helsinki accord in the security
field (Basket 1), including the ex-
pectation of a disarmament con-
ference in Stockholm, were too
meaningful and palpable. He even
proposed in his unprecedented
Vladivostok address in July that a
Helsinki-type accord be drafted
for Asia and the Pacific area.
WITH HELSINKI once again a
centerpiece of Soviet policy how
to deal with human rights and
humanitarianism? Orwellian in-
version was required: Simply
claim that the USSR embraced
the concepts, indeed championed
them. That's precisely what the
cynical Gorbachev did in his policy
address to the 27th Party Con-
gress last February and in a
speech greeting French President
Francois Mitterrand in July.
The new Soviet posture
necessitated a fundamental
change of style at the Vienna
meeting. No longer would inquir-
ing reporters, non-governmental
representatives, divided spouses
and even aggrieved family
members of human rights victims
be brushed aside or avoided. The
contrary was the case.
The Western media was
meticulously cultivated. An
unheard-of six press conferences
during the opening week of the
Vienna meeting in November was
called by Soviet public relations
officials, headed by Ambassador-
at-large Vladimir Lomeiko and
Gennadi Gerasimov. Western
journalists were deliberately
sought out and advised: "You
know things are changing since
the bad old days."
responded to almost every request
for a meeting (only Andrei
Sakharov's stepson, Aleksei Se-
myenov, was refused) and
courteously, even sympathetical-
ly, they listened to pleas about
emigration restrictions and
Promises to look into individual
cases were made and assurances
were given of either arranging
meetings with top Soviet officials
or reporting back to the inquirer.
But the promises were rarely, if
ever, kept.
As to whether the Soviet Union
would change its emigration
policy, Kremlin officials repeated-
ly pointed to the forthcoming
publication of rules and regula-
tions covering exit visas beginn-
ing on Jan. 1. While this stirred
hope in some quarters, concern
Continued on Page 9

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Preserving Tradition: Yemenite Wedding Customs
One of the sadder byproducts of
the process of modernization is
the standardization of modern life
and ritual. Take the wedding, for
example; all too often today's
Jewish bride walks down the aisle
to the strains of the traditional
wedding march in a ceremony her
grandmother would certainly
have frowned upon.
In Israel, however, the process
of modernization has taken a bit
longer and, as a result, much of
the old flavor remains. For
Israelis, especially those who
trace their roots to Arabic or
Levantine countries, weddings
are a time for "something old,"
though that "something old" is
more likely to be a veiled
Yemenite kaftan than a veil of an-
tique Belgian lace.
"Weddings are really the only
time we take out our traditional
clothing and sing songs from the
old country," explains Yemenite
community leader Naomi Sharabi.
SHARABI, who comes from an
ancient Yemenite family her
family on her father's side can
trace itself to the period of the
Talmud is a Yemenite culture
afficionado. Singlehandedly, she
founded and directs Ezrat Avot, a
cultural and community center
serving the Yemenite community
of Jerusalem. She has plans to add
a museum of Yemenite culture
and art to the center, including an
exhibit on Yemenite wedding
These days, Sharabi explains,
most Yemenites marry in typical
Israeli style. The real highlight of
the Yemenite wedding celebration
takes place the night before the
wedding, after the bride has gone
to the mikvah or ritual bath to
purify herself. This evening is call-
ed the henna because of the
special red dye that is prepared
and applied to the palms of the
hands and soles of the feet of the
bride and female guests at the
"It is considered to give protec-
tion from the 'evil eye,' explains
Sharabi. The dye, which is made
from ground up leaves of the
Hawsonia alba plant, was known
throughout the ancient world for
its healing qualities. Maimonides
recognized its value and prescrib-
ed it as a cure for excema. "Ac-
tually, variations of the henna
ceremony are performed
throughout the Middle East by
Arabs as well as Jews," adds
IN YEMEN, the reddish dye
was applied to the bride's hands
and face in decorative patterns.
A large
percentage of the
marry non-
Yemenites and,
inevitably, their
children feel even
less of a
connection to the
tradition, but
many are also
returning to
their roots and
once again
coming to
appreciate the
beauty of their
So coveted was the privilege of
dyeing the bride that a notable
woman of the community would
pay for this honor with a gift to
the young couple. Today, the most
revered and pious of the older
female relatives applies the dye to
the bride's palm. "The hands and
face, however, are no longer
decorated," says Sharabi.
On henna night, both bride and
groom don the garb of Yemenite
royalty. For the bride, this is a
Jalayeh or silk kaftan em-
broidered with gold threads on
which are hung gold coins and
other ornaments. Among the or-
naments, small pomegranates are
hung, traditional symbols of fer-
tility, as well as coins and other
trinkets arranged in groups of
threes, fives and sevens, all
numbers with kabbalistic
significance. Beneath her robe,
the briae wears pantaloons which
are also decorated with gold coins.
In, the coins were the
bride s dowry, though in Israel
they are purely decorative.
To match her gown, the bride
wears an elaborate headdress. In
wealthier families, this headdress
would contain mother of pearl in-
lays and precious metals, explains
Sharabi. The groom dons a
galabiya, or gold embroidered kaf-
tan, the garment of the kings of
Yemen. In traditional Yemenite
henna ceremonies, the bride and
groom are kept separated from
each other. In modern Israel,
however, the separation is less
strictly enforced, and the groom is
often present as a guest at the
henna ceremony.
The young couple are serenaded
with songs in Yemenite, and an-
cient Judeo-Arabic dialect combin-
ing elements of Arabic, Aramaic
and Hebrew. Interestingly, the
songs do not celebrate the beauty
of the bride but warn the couple
that they face a difficult road
ahead of them. "The songs don't
say your life will be as happy as it
is now. They say you can expect to
have difficulties, but they can
work it out," explained Sharabi.
Jewish law, the male and female
guests separate for singing and
dancing of intricate Yemenite folk
dances, which are performed to
the accompaniment of a Yemenite
style mandolin and a steel drum.
Sometimes guests perform these
dances with lighted cakes on their
heads for the bride's
A large percentage of the
younger generation marry non-
Yemenites and, inevitably, their
children feel even less of a connec-
tion to the Yemenite tradition, but
many are also returning to their
roots and once again coming to
appreciate the beauty of their
A Sephardi ketuba (marriage contract).
Jews Must Better Address Drug Abuse,
Says Rabbi/Psychiatrist
A Hasidic rabbi and psychiatrist
asserts that, "if anything," Jews
are "over represented in
substance abuse." Rabbi
Abraham Twerski, medical direc-
tor of the Gateway Rehabilitation
Center in Alquippa, Pa., recently
told a Newton, Mass., synagogue
audience that alcohol and drug ad-
diction commonly afflict
American Jews, according to the
Jewish Advocate of Boston.
He said the Jewish community
must acknowledge "this truth"
and act on it. Twerski, who was
ordained in 1951, began studies in
psychiatry when he observed that
Jews in trouble sought counseling
from psychiatrists rather than
ALONG WITH marijuana,
New Feature Film Looks At An
Israeli Intermarriage Problem
Moshe Mizrachi has returned to
Israel after a 10-year hiatus to
write and direct a new film about
a traditional Sephardic family in
Jerusalem facing intermarriage
during the British mandate.
Mizrachi, the Oscar-winning
Israeli director who has spent the
past 10 years making movies in
Paris, based the plot of "Every
Time We Say Goodbye" on a per-
sonal recollection of an event in
his own family.
The film, starring Tom
("Nothing in Common,"
"Splash") Hanks and Cristina
Marsillach, a well-known Spanish
actress, was filmed entirely in
Jerusalem. Hanks plays an
American pilot in World War II,
David Bradford, who has
volunteered for the British Royal
Army and is recovering from an
injury in Jerusalem and awaiting
further orders.
In the meantime, Hanks' non-
Jewish squadron leader, played by
British actor Benedict Taylor,
plans to wed a young, traditional,
Sephardic Jewish girl, Victoria,
played by Israeli actress Anat
("Lemon Popsicle") Atzmon.
friend Sarah (Marsillach) to
David, and the two fall in love
against a "Romeo and Juliet"
background. Sarah must choose
between the love of her closely-
knit and staunchly traditional
Sephardic family, and her roman-
tic love with the non-Jewish
Producer Sharon Harel, who
also produced "HaLahaka" (The
Troupe) and several other Israeli
films, said Mizrachi came to her
two years ago with his simple but
moving story, and she asked him
to write a script based on it. "It
took him 20 years to do it. He car-
ried the pain in his life of how this
woman was tortured," Harel said.
The story is based loosely, ac-
cording to Harel, on a similar
drama that happened to one of
Mizrachi's aunts who lived in his
family's home when he was a
young boy. Harel would not Bay if
the movie and the real life event
had the same outcome.
Harel, the daughter od Yossi
Harel, commander of the ship Ex-
odus, said she was personally
fascinated by the script because
she is the daughter of an
American mother and an Israeli
father. But beyond that, Harel
said the film tackles a prevalent
social problem during the British
Continued on Page 8
The rabbi said
the Jewish
community must
"this truth" and
act on it.
Twerski, who
was ordained in
1951, began
studies in
psychiatry when
he observed that
Jews in trouble
counseling from
rather than
alcohol and cocaine, Twerski
listed numerous prescription
drugs in medicine chests in Jewish
homes which he said are abused
daily. He declared that the only
time to take a drug is during il-
lness. He said "coming home from
work tense is not sick. The only
people who are not tense are
dead." He urged Jews to find
natural ways to relax.
The Gateway Center offers a
drug and detoxification program.
It provides kosher diet for pa-
tients who ask for it.
Twerski said that low self-
esteem characterizes substance
abusers, and that this is common
in Jewish families, where guilt
often exists and tends to create
feelings of inadequacy. Such feel-
ings are usually unjustified he
noted, because the guilt-ridden
often are intelligent and likeable.
Many of his listeners were
alcoholics, drug addicts or com-
pulsive overeaters. Most, it was
reported, were getting help in
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics
Anonymous or Overeaters
Anonymous, programs which
Twerski said he supported as safe
for Jews. Many listeners also
belonged to the Boston chapter of
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically
Dependent Persons and Signifi-
cant Others (JACS), which spon-
sored the rabbi's talk.
HE URGED his listeners to let
their rabbis know that sermons on
alcoholism and other drug addic-
tion were welcome and to place
notices in their synagogue
bulletins giving information on
the rehabilitation programs for
alcoholics and addicts in the
Greater Boston area.
In a talk the previous day, Twer-
ski urged an assembly of Boston to discuss alcoholism and
addiction from their pulpits and
open their synagogues to self-help
Jeff Neipris of Boston, vice
president of JACS and editor of
the organization's journal, said
that support for such programs
was improving in the Boston
Jewish community. Twerski, in
his synagogue talk, said that ad-
diction is often handled badly in
the Jewish community.
Neipris said that the Boston
JACS chapter was receiving funds
from the Combined Jewish Philan-
thropies of Greater Boston and
that he hoped to see a substance
abuse education program
established for Jews in the Boston

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Centuries Of Chanukah Lights
Menorahs crafted in glass, clay, silver, stone, or any
other substance, attest to the fact that religious, social, and
artistic expression are limited only by the materials and im-
agination of the artist. Ancient menorahs reveal attitudes
and styles of the time and place in which they are credited.
The collection of Chanukah menorahs in the Skirball
Department of Judaica at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
is a testament to the centuries-old celebration of the
Festival of Lights in numerous countries.
The museum's oldest menorah, dating from the 14th Cen-
tury, is a small, triangular, bronze one from southern
France. In the 14th Century many french Jewish scholars
and artisans settled in the south of France and produced
decorated and richly illuminated manuscripts and other
religious items. Their work was influenced by the architec-
ture of the buildings that surrounded them. The menorah
has a triangular back wall with a simply carved rose win-
dow and a row of horseshoe-shaped arch windows below. It
reflects the facades of cathedrals of the late Romanesque
and Early Gothic periods and the gabled roofs of 14th Cen-
tury homes.
A Chanukah lamp from 18th Century Poland epitomizes
a far different Jewish community. This large, brass
menorah with two chimneys in its roof is fashioned as a
facade of the wooden synagogues in Poland at the time,
which were heated by large fireplaces. Animals from
Jewish literature decorate the menorah two lions guard
the synagogue while graceful birds sit atop the frame. This
Chanukah lamp was of practical household use. Its
Shamash candle, a ninth candle used to light the eight
Chanukah candles, probably served as a Shabbat candle as
well, and its legs enable it to sit on a kitchen table or
An Algerian copper and brass menorah from the 19th
Century depicts a two-story Moorish-style building. The
lacelike facade is crowned by a dome with the star and cres-
cent, the Islamic symbol of eternity of Heaven and Earth.
Oil containers are cleverly disguised by eight pointed ar-
ches at the base. The Shamash is set below the center of the
three arches above.
Despite the disparate cultural influences represented in
these Chanukah menorahs, they all celebrate Chanukah
and the dream to rebuild the Temple. Jews all over the
world have always shared a bond that surpasses
geographic differences. This tradition will be repeated this
year when Jews all over the globe light their menorahs and
kindle the shared hope and joy that glows in the Chanukah
Eighteenth century brass menorah from Poland.
At right, nineteenth century copper and
brass Chanukah menorah from Algeria.
At left, fourteenth century French
menorah. The oldest in the museum's col-
lection of Chanukah menorahs from
around the world.

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Most Significant Impact
On Jews During 1986
Four of the ten events that had the most significant im-
pact on Jews during 1986 were connected with interna-
tional terrorism, according to Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
They were the massacre of 21 Jews in an Istanbul
synagogue, Britain's breaking-off of diplomatic relations
wiht Syria because of that nation's involvement in ter-
rorism, the American bombing of Libya and the U.S. sale of
arms to "terrorist" Iran.
According to Perlmutter, "if (the bombing of) Libya
represented American resolve that we will not be in-
timidated by terrorism, the sale of arms to 'terrorist' Iran
was a monumental misjudgement. If there was a retrieving
virtue in trading arms for hostages it was the indignant
reaction of the American people a reaction so strog as to
render less likely renewed American genuflection to
Perlmutter's list of the most significant events of 1986
1. The massacre of 21 Jews in the Istanbul synagogue by
Arab terrroists. It underscored, as if underscoring were
needed, the lie that Arab terrorism is really anti-Israel and
not anti-Semitic. And the inane responses, including
former President Jimmy Carter's that the reason for the
blood splattered walls of the synagogue and for its jaggedly
torn bodies was "lack of progress in the Middle East."
2. Relatedly, the exposure of the Syrian connection to
terrorism in London, in Rome, in West Berlin. The
significance here is not so much in the bloodiness of Syria's
hands as in Great Britain's immediate breaking of relations
with Syria. Britain, once again, role model.
3. The United States' bombing of Libya. Terrorism has
ever been more vulnerable to retaliation than to a deplor-
ing editorial.
4. And if Libya represented American resolve that we wil
not be intimidated by terrorism, the sale of arms to terr-
roist Iran was a monumental misjudgement. If there was a
retrieving virtue in trading arms for hostages it was the in-
dignant reaction of the American people a reaction so
strong as to render less likely renewed American genuflec-
tion to terrorists.
5. Pope John Paul IPs visit to the Central Synagogue in
Rome. A long, oh so long journey, some 2000 years in the
traveling. It was a reminder of the long darkness in
Catholic-Jewish relations past, and a promise of a poten-
tially warmly lit future.
6. The release of Natan Sharansky and the Nobel Peace
Prize to Eli Wiesel. Sharansky, because no matter the
Soviet cage remains bolted shut, his courage, his dignity
and his political acumen are inspiration for prisoners of
conscience the world over. Wiesel, because his Jewish
values are a reflection of Judaism's most cherished
teachings, and because be himself is a great teacher.
Humanity walks taller because there is a Sharansky,
because there is a Wiesel.
7. The shame of Waldheim. Not so much because the
President of Austria is a revealed liar; the real shame of
Waldheim is that no matter he is a liar and on such a sub-
ject! a majority of his countrymen simply didn't care
enough. They voted the Nazi liar their approbation.
Waldheim shamed, the Austrian electorate shamed.
8. In March, two Lyndon LaRouche candidates prevailed
in the Illinois Party primaries. Heady with victory,
LaRouche fielded 234 candidates in state primaries. Only
13 managed to make it to the November elections. All
each and every one of them were defeated. The lesson?
That the American people, when the facts are given them,
reject bigotry. And significantly, that the LaRouchites, on
stage, in the spotlight, are their own most effective
9. The sentencing of ten members of the Nazi-like group
known as The Order. The Justice Department's vigorous
prosecution of hate-activists stands as an unmistakable
warning to neo-Nazis that bigotry inspired crimes will no
be tolerated. Will, instead, be vigorously prosecuted.
10. The new set of emigration rules announced in
November by the Soviet Union. They augur even fewer exit
visas for those seeking freedom. Through November, 1986
only 873 Jews were permitted to leave, a fraction of the
400,000 seeking to breathe free. Gorbachev releases a
Sharansky, and Orlov, loosens the leash on a Sakharov, a
Bonner, and basks in his "public relations" victories. But
the hundreds of thousands who are not celebrities, do not
make headlines, but continue to molder in the Communist
prison-state they are the real measure of his character.
Controversy Flares Over
Archbishop's Visit To The Mideast
diplomatic controversy has
flared over New York Ar-
chbishop John Cardinal
O'Connor's visit this week
to the Middle East. He is in
Jordan on an official visit
meeting with King Hussein,
but his visit to Israel is a
private one. The Vatican
and Israel have no
diplomatic relations.
Last-minute changes in O'Con-
nor's itinerary in Jerusalem,
which appear to shun any official
contacts, have dampened en-
thusiasm for the Catholic leader's
scheduled arrival Thursday.
O'Connor will not meet with
Israel's President Chaim Herzog,
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek in their offices but has ask-
ed to meet with them privately in
their homes, according to reports
over the weekend.
ISRAELI leaders said Sunday
they will not meet O'Connor if he
insists on seeing them outside of
their offices.
He also declined a tour of Chris-
tian holy places in Jerusalem with
Kollek, designed to show the Car-
dinal investments the city has
made in restoring and preserving
such sites, the reports said. The
changes are apparently designed
in part to avoid recognizing
Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Delicate Relations Disrupted
Officially, O'Connor claimed he
had to cut short his visit because
he was scheduled to be in Rome
Jan. 6 to attend the appointment
of a new Auxiliary Bishop for New
York, William McCormack.
have disrupted the delicate rela-
tions between Jerusalem and the
Archbishop, who first prompted
an official invitation to visit Israel
after making statements last sum-
mer in the press sympathetic to
Palestinian nationalism.
"Somehow, a homeland has to
be provided for the Palestinian
peoples," O'Connor told a New
York Times reporter upon his ar-
rival in Rome in June. "But from a
moral perspective, those people
have to be given a homeland.
Otherwise everything spills over
into every area and that has to
result in a very volatile situation.
So I think that's imperative."
In efforts to show O'Connor the
problem from an Israeli perspec-
tive, Peres, who was then Prime
Minister, extended a personal in-
vitation to O'Connor when the
two met in New York in October.
NOW, SOME Israeli and
American Jewish officials say, it
might have been better to cancel
the visit rather than face a
diplomatic controversy over
O'Connor avoiding official
Reactions By U.S. Jewish
Meanwhile, officials here and in
Israel have been careful not to
criticize O'Connor, saying the
changes were directed by the
Vatican in Rome.
Rabbi Ronald Sobel of Temple
Emanu-EI, a friend of O'Connor,
said that although O'Connor
would not be going to Israel as an
official envoy of the Vatican,
there was much hope of improving
relations between Israel and the
Holy See.
"THESE LATEST events lead
one to sadly conclude that perhaps
it would have been better had the
trip not been planned at all at this
time," Sobel said.
Nathan Perlmutter, National
Director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, agreed
that O'Connor would have been
better off to not have scheduled
his visit under these
"The Vatican has embarrassed
John Cardinal O'Connor and itself
more than it embarrasses Israel.
The Vatican's long-expressed and
genuine concern with theological
anti-Semitism is welcome. But its
concern is compromised by this
kind of cynical, political
gamesmanship," Perlmutter said.
RABBI Alexander Schindler,
president of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
said it was disappointing that
O'Connor would snub Israeli
leaders immediately following an
official reception by Jordan's King
A Question of Equal Treatment
Seymour Reich, president of
B'nai B'rith International, said,
"It is a simple question of equal
treatment. If the Vatican permits
Cardinal O'Connor to be received
by the King of Jordan I cannot see
why he is apparently barred from
calling on the President of
Morris Abram, chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
"WE REGARD Cardinal
O'Connor as a friend but Israel is
right to expect that it be dealt
with as any sovereign state should
be. A prince of the church cannot
make a private visit to Israel when
he makes an official visit to
Israel's neighbor, Jordan. I still
hope that an equitable solution
can be found with good will so that
Cardinal O'Connor's visit to Israel
will be a whollv successful one."
Bat Mitzvah
The Bat Mitzvah of Suzanne
Rachel Borowsky, daughter of
Faye and Allen Borowsky of Boca
Raton, will take place at Con*
gregation B'nai Israel on Satur-
day morning, Jan. 3.
Suzanne will read portions of
the Sabbath morning service in
addition to conducting congrega-
tional study of the weekly Torah
portion Miketz.
She will be sharing her Bat
Mitzvah with Marsha Rakova, her
Bat Mitzvah twin in the Ukrainian
Soviet Socialist Republic, where
policies of the government pre-
vent her from practicing her
Suzanne is a student at Boca
Raton Middle School and her main
interests are reading, bowling and
ice skating. She is also treasurer
of her Havurah group.
In addition to brothers Jay and
Peter, special guests on this occa-
sion will be grandparents Leonard
and Celia Berman of Boca Raton.
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Jewish Woman Most
Likely To Be Raped
Continued from Page 1
ual assault, Bart added, "had a gut reaction
of rage that someone would dare do this to
them." This rage reaction was rooted in
"strong self-esteem the primary feeling
that no creep is going to do this to you."
Jewish women were less likely as children
to have developed "an alternative way of feel-
ing like a competent, effective human being in
ways not simply related to intellect." This,
she says, contrasts with childhood ex-
periences of other women, who, if they grew
up in large families, tended to have major
household responsibilities when they were
young helping them to feel self-confident
and capable of making quick decisions and
handling emergencies wisely.
Jewish women are also less likely than
women of other ethnic groups to fight back
because their family socialization the way
they were raised as children tries to
minimize physical combat, Bart told Lilith.
"Jewish parents are very unwilling to tell
their kids to go downstairs and fight their
own battles."
Jewish women are also "not raised to
understand that the world is a jungle that
we'll have to cope with ourselves," Bart
stressed. "Somehow, many Jewish women
feel that there's this invisible shield around
them that is going to protect them." black
women, by contrast, were given as children
information and techniques of rape avoidance
by their female relatives.
The major difference between Jewish
women and black women is that Jewish
women are less suspicious of men and tend to
be less vigilant against potential assault, Bart
said in the Lilith interview. "They are more
trusting and are very vulnerable to the con-
man approach." Black women, on the other
hand, recognize trouble and quickly "mobilize
themselves against it."
There are also environmental factors that
make Jewish women more vulnerable to rape,
according to Bart. The growing incidence of
date rape and acquaintance gang-rape on col-
lege campuses discussed in a related piece
in Lilith also leaves Jewish women par-
ticularly vulnerable, because a vast majority
attend college.
Bart also scored the role of pornography in
diminishing women's self-esteem, which she
told Lilith is central to women's ability to
resist rape. Pornography, which some Jewish
men support in their role as lawyers for
purveyors of such material, also conveys the
pernicious view that "rape produces only
positive effects for women," she said.
Other articles in the current issue of Lilith
include an account of an Argentine Jewish
mother's struggle to learn the fate of her ab-
ducted children who are among the 30,000
people "disappeared" by the fascist junta
during its 1976-1983 reign of terror; a
Reform rabbi's enthusiastic account of her
mikvah experience; and news of events in-
volving and concerning Jewish women
Coco Wood Choraleers to Perform Jan. 9
The 30 voice Coco Wood
Choraleers will give their opening
performance of the New Year for
residents and guests of the
Hillhaven Convalescent Center of
Delray Beach, Friday, Jan. 9, at 2
The Choraleers are under the
direction of multi-talented pianist,
violinist, saxophonist, and retired
New York City dentist, Dr. Myron
Rothenberg. He is ably assisted by
Helen Katon, who serves as MC,
singer and talented performer in
her own right.
The Choraleers are a group of
men and women, all retirees, who
enjoy singing and delight in mak-
ing their musically motivated
meandering "Mitzvah" mission
talents available to the communi-
ty. This marks the beginning of
the Choraleers' annual ap-
pearances at nursing homes,
senior citizens facilities, and local
organizations, such as Hadassah,
ORT, B'nai B'rith, Fight For
Sight, and the like. The 1987
schedule is now being formulated.
Hillhaven Convalescent Center
of Delray Beach is located at the
Medical Center of Delray, Linton
Boulevard, just west of Military
For additional information
about the Choraleers, contact
public relations chairman, Jack M.
Levine, 498-1564.
A Message From
Reagan To Gorbachev
President Reagan told
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev in Reykjavik that
"sustained improvement in
Soviet human rights perfor-
mance, including the treat-
ment of Soviet Jews, is in-
dispensable for an improve-
ment in overall U.S.-Soviet
relations," it was reported
here last Friday.
At a news conference, Morris
Abram, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
made public a letter he had receiv-
ed from the White House in which
the President described his con-
versations with the General
Secretary of the Soviet Com-
munist Party in Iceland last
The President's letter, dated
Dec. 5, states: "Please accept my
assurances that the tragic cir-
cumstances of Soviet Jews will
continue to be an issue of the
highest priority in all our dealings
with the Soviet Union." He added:
"We will not forget how much
they suffer because of their desire
to live in freedom and practice
their religion without persecution,
and we will do everything in our
power to help them."
Asserting that "the plight of
Soviet Jewry is a matter of deep
personal concern to me and to the
other members of the U.S.
government," Reagan said in his
letter to Abram: "Private
organizations such as those you
represent make an important con-
tribution to our efforts to bring
about an improvement in the
human rights situation in the
Soviet Union. Your commitment
and activism provide a concrete
example of how deeply Americans
care about human rights and
freedom of movement."
Of his conversations in Rey-
jkavik, the President wrote: "We
discussed with the Soviets many
areas in which progress is possi-
ble, such as regional issues and
the vitally important area of arms
control. I made it very clear to the
Soviet leaders, however, that sus-
tained improvement in human
rights performance, including the
treatment of Soviet Jews, is in-
dispensable for an improvement
in overall U.S.-Soviet relations.
"The American people simply
will not have it otherwise,"
Reagan wrote.
FAU to Offer $25 Tickets
To Hope Fund Raiser
A limited number of tickets for
"Bob Hope in Person," the
Florida Atlantic University Foun-
dation's 1987 annual benefit per-
formance, will be available at $25
each, starting Monday, Jan. 5, at
the University Center Ticket Of-
fice, 393-3758.
The legendary entertainer will
perform at the University Center
Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 28,
at 8 p.m. He will be accompanied
by the FAU Jazz Band.
Featured vocalist with Bob
Hope will be Debby Whorley, a
regular on his nationwide tours,
who is as much at home with
romantic ballads as she is belting
out Broadway hit tunes.
Reservations are still being ac-
cepted for $1,000 Patrons whose
gifts underwrite the program.
Patrons will be entertained at a
cocktail reception and dinner with
Mr. Hope immediately preceding
the performance.
Other major gift categories are
Concert Masters at $500 per cou-
ple, First Chairs at $250 per cou-
ple, with the major portion of
these contributions being tax-
deductible. Donor tickets at $50
per person also can be obtained.
All gift category tickets are
available now and priority seats
will be assigned through the FAU
Foundation, Florida Atlantic
University, Room 383, Ad-
ministration building, Boca
Raton, FL 33431. Checks should
be made payable to the FAU
Foundation. For information call
New Feature Film On
Israeli Intermarriage Problem
Continued from Page 5-
mandate that is relevant today.
"THERE WERE many stories
like that in Israel," Harel said.
"The whole society was opposed
to intermarriage. Either the fami-
ly intervened, or the girl moved to
Liverpool The British culture
was very tempting and very
Harel noted that even Ezer
Weizman, a member of the Israeli
Knesset and nephew of Israel's
first President, Chaim Weizmann,
had a sister who married a British
non-Jew and moved to England.
Atzmon plays the girl who has
defied her family and agreed to
marry the British captain, David's
friend. Her family disowns her,
and she is lonely and depressed
after the marriage.
Even though Atzman comes
from a non-traditional Israeli
family, she said, "It would hurt
my father a lot if I married a non-
Jew. I would have a problem that
exists all over Israel today."
The actress won Israel's version
of the Oscar for best actress in the
movie "Dead End Street," in
which she played a prostitute
discovered by a television crew
that wants to make a movie about
the rehabilitation of prostitutes.
After rehabilitation, the crew
abandons her and she is left at the
turning point.
ATZMON ALSO has starred in
nine other movies, including
"Dizengoff 99," a film also pro-
duced by Harel. At 28, Atzmon
has reached the top of Israel's film
industry and is ready to try to
break into the ultra-competitive
international film scene.
"I would like to have the oppor-
tunity to do things outside Israel
because (working only in Israel)
can be limiting," she said. "But I
love my country, and I want peo-
ple to know that I am an Israeli
Marsillach, 23, is, like Atzmon,
making her international film
debut in "Every Time We Say
Goodbye." Her parents are two of
the leading theatrical per-
sonalities in Spain. Father
Adolpho Marsillach is a
playwright, stage director, actor
and director of the National
Classical Theatre of Spain.
Mother Teresa Del Rio is an
internationally-knwon actress.
Marsillach, who is not Jewish,
had never visited Israel prior to
filming the movie. Mizrachi coach-
ed her in the ways of Sephardic
Jewish families. "I understood im-
mediately because in the South of
Spain, people have the same tradi-
tions, the traditions of the
Catholic religion," Marsillach
SHE SAID she approached her
role emotionally, not intellectual-
ly. Marsillach found Israel to be
friendly and similar to Spanish
culture in many aspects.
"The first shock is that you are
in the Holy Land everything is
mystical," she said. Marsillach liv-
ed in Jerusalem from last
February to April, but said she
had too little time to explore.
Marsillach is now on a scholar-
ship in New York to study acting.
The actresses and producers
had only words of praise for
American film star Hanks, who
like Marsillach visited Israel for
the first time during the filming.
They described him as highly pro-
fessional and hard working, char-
ming, witty and anxious to learn
about his role. That interest land-
ed him a tour of an Israeli Air
Force base with one of the best
imaginable tour guides, Ezer
Weizman, the father of the Israeli
Air Force.
JTA Services
Israel Candidate For
Best Foreign
Film For 1986
TEL AVIV (JTA) The film
"Avanti Popolo," set against the
background of the 1967 Six-Day
War, will be Israel's candidate for
an Oscar in the category of "Best
Foreign Film" of 1986, the
Ministry of Commerce and In-
dustry informed the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
in Los Angeles.
Sales Of Israel Bonds Since 1951
Pass $8 Billion Mark In Cash
Sales of State of Israel
Bonds, which have helped in
building Israel's infrastructure
and other aspects of its
economy since the inception of
the Bond campaign in 1951, to-
day passed the $8 billion figure
in cash, it was announced by
David B. Hermelin of Detroit,
International Campaign Chair-
man of the Bond Organization.
Of the $8 billion in Israel
Government securities sold to
individuals and institutions
during the past 35 years, an
estimated $4.5 billion has been
repaid by the Government of
Israel to holders of Israel
Bonds as they matured.
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Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Report: Israel Was A Conduit
For W. German Arms To Iran
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 officially embargoed arms
sales to areas of tension, including the Middle East, according to
reports that surfaced here recently.
Die Welt, a leading conservative daily, reported that in 1973,
Iran, then ruled by the Shah, obtained rights to produce 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 said.
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 ap-
parently seeks to show that previous governments led by the op-
position Social Democratic Party (SPD) had a record of selling
arms to any country, regardless of officially stated policies.
Shipments were also made to Chile, Argentina and Peru.
Continued from Page 4
was registered that talk about the
rules remained vague.
Later, when the regulations
became available, all optimism
was shattered. The only signifi-
cant change that the new rules of-
fered was that an applicant for an
exit visa would be given an
answer within a month. The shape
of things to come was indicated in
the monthly Jewish emigration
figures, which averaged a mere
FOR A FITTING climax to the
new Kremlin style, Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze
dropped a public relations bomb-
shell. After contending that the
USSR "attaches paramount
significance" to the Helsinki
"principle" on "human rights and
fundamental freedoms" (it was in
fact the first time that a Soviet of-
ficial had even referred in a
positive manner to this Helsinki
"principle"), he then proposed
holding in Moscow "a represen-
tative conference" of the Helsinki
signatories to discuss a whole
range of "humanitarian"
Shevardnadze, of course, said
nothing about whether ordinary
Soviet citizens, including activists
and dissidents, and international
human rights non-governmental
representatives would have access
to delegates (as in the ok of all
I Helsinki meetings^
Soviet public relations officials
I in Vienna were extraordinarily
I vague in responding to normal
reporters' queries on the
"Potemkin village" proposal.
Whatever illusions may have ex-
isted began crumbling once the
delegates moved from the public
forum to the closed meetings
where sharp questions on Soviet
conduct would be posed. Here con-
crete case studies of refuseniks
and of Helsinki monitors were
movingly presented by the head of
the U.S. delegation, Ambassador
Warren Zimmerman, and by Rep.
Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), chairman
of the U.S. Helsinki Commission.
THE "NEW LOOK" suddenly
evaporated. Soviet delegates
retorted with the standard
response: what about the millions
of homeless and unemployed in
the United States?
Yet, the Gorbachev "Potemkin
villages" can be expected to con-
tinue. Kremlin talk about human
rights and humanitarian affairs
will extend beyond goverment
bureaus (the Foreign Ministry
houses a new department in-
credibly called "Humanitarian
and Cultural Affairs") and shortly
to-be-created "citizens" commis-
sions on human rights to regular
state-issued reports on the
presumed human rights condition
of Helsinki signatories.
Meanwhile, little if anything is
projected beyond the well-timed
release of a tiny handful of ac-
tivists, cancer victims and divided
spouses. The "Potemkin villages"
strategy serves but to lull world
opinion while doing virtually
nothing in the human rights field.
Congratulations are in order following the
signing of a coalition agreement involving
Herut, Techiya and Tami, three American
Zionist organizations whose agendas call for
Israel's peace with security, settlement of
Judea and Samaria, and a free enterprise
economy. Establishing the United Israel-
Zionist Coalition are (left to right) Rabbi Mit-
chell Serels, Tami; Harry S. Taubenfeld,
Herut; and Michael I. Teplow, Techiya.
Yeshiva University raised $150 million in gifts and pledges at its
national Centennial Chanukah dinner before some 1,500 guests in
New York last week. Dr. Norman Lamm (right), marking his
tenth year as president of the institution, is shown being
presented with a $150 million check by Ludwig Jesselson, chair-
man of the University's Century Campaign, a seven-year effort
which began in 1979.
Gorbachev's 'Potemkin Villages'
In The
The B'nai B'rith Women's
Chapter of Boca Raton is presen-
ting their popular brunch and card
party on Thursday, at 11:30 a.m.,
Jan. 15. Location is at Patch Reef
Park Community Center, Yamato
Rd., just west of Military Trail,
Boca Raton.
Reservations are a must. Men
and guests are invited. For
duplicate bridge only call Irene at
487-7698. All others call Rita
482-8135 or Marian 426-3026.
Donation is $6.50.
The first Menorah Club Lun-
cheon will honor Menorah
members at Le Pelican on
Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m.
For further information, call Nor-
ms 482-7772.
All Can Chime-In at the Mae
Volen Senior Center! Rosella
Friesen will be giving an eight-
week course on playing the
beautiful Silver-toned Hand
Chimes. She promises that
everyone will play melodies with
the group from the first session,
even those without any musical
Classes start Thursday, Jan. 15
at 2 p.m. at the Mae Volen Senior
Center, 1515 W. Palmetto Park
Drive, Boca Raton. Non-members
$19, Members $15. For registra-
tion, please call Center front desk
at 395-8920.
Sing for yourself, sing for
others! Participate in the
Horizons Unlimited Glee Club!
The group meets Friday, Jan. 9
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and every
Friday morning thereafter. There
is a $3 song book charge, however
there is no charge for membership
in the club. To register, please call
the Mae Volen Senior Center
front desk at 395-8920.
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The Future Off Judaism In The U.S.
Despite divisions among
American Jews the future
of Judaism is bright, accor-
ding to prominent Or-
thodox, Conservative and
Reform Judaism leaders.
They agreed in a symposium
at Fordham University that
the unity of the Jewish peo-
ple depends on civility,
respect and cooperation by
the three major streams of
contemporary Judaism.
"Pluralism exists in Jewish life.
This is a fact," Rabbi Emanuel
Rackman, a leader of Orthodox
Judaism in America and
Chancellor of Bar Ilan University,
asserted. "Unity, however, is
hard to achieve. I am concerned
with civility. It is impossible to say
that all groups are equally right.
But we should learn from each
other," he said.
RABBI Alfred Gottschalk, a
leader of Reform Judaism and
president of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, concurred about civility,
but he said that pluralism in the
Jewish community should be en-
couraged. He said he believes in
"unity in Jewish life but not in
uniformity. Jewish life can only be
enriched by diversity and
pluralism," he claimed.
In the view of Rabbi Wolfe
Kelman, a leader of Conservative
Judaism and executive vice presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Assembly,
there is "a de facto unity" in the
American Jewish community.
But, Kelman maintained, there is
no de jure unity in Judaism here
because one branch of Judaism
does not recognize "the
legitimacy" of the other groups.
"No one has a monopoly on
holiness," Kelman said
He added, however, that "we
have come a long way" recalling
the "ferocious fights" between
different groups in Judaism when
he was growing up in Toronto,
Canada. "The fights then were in
Yiddish and now they are in
English," he observed to the
laughter of some 300 members of
the audience.
organized and moderated by Rab-
bi William Berkowitz, national
president of the American Jewish
Heritage Committee in associa-
tion with The Dialogue Forum
Series, which is sponsored by
The three rabbis agreed that the
American Jewish community "has
never been in a better shape" as
Kelman asserted. Noting that 40
and 50 years ago many Jews con-
verted to Christianity, "today
many return to Judaism, in almost
unprecedented numbers in the
last 150 years." He said that the
amount of books published in
America on Jewish subjects and
the number of people who study
and learn Judaism and other
Jewish subjects has no parallel in
Jewish history.
"This is the greatest golden age
of Jewish life since the golden age
of the Jews in Spain," Gottschalk
said. He pointed out, however,
that at the same time the vast ma-
jority of American Jews are still
unaffiliated and only a small
percentage is in the "Torah move-
ment." Rackman contended that
for most Jews "Jewishness is
most superficial. They use it as a
rite of passage, for birth, wedding
and death," he said.
He said that in his view, the
Torah is "eternal," and should be
able, therefore, to cope with
modernity. The most controver-
sial issue confronting the three
panelists was the "Who is a Jew"
question, a controversy that has
caused a political uproar in Israel
and in the American Jewish
amend the Law of Return in Israel
to recognize as converts to
Judaism only those who were con-
verted according to halacha, or by
Apartheid Foe
Wins Award
South African author and a foe
of apartheid, John Coetzee,
was named the winner of
Jerusalem's Freedom of the
Individual in Society Award.
The 46-year-old Afrikaaner
first gained international ac-
claim in 1982 for his book,
"Waiting for the Barbarians."
Other books by Coetzee in-
clude "In the Heart of the
Country," "The Life and
Times of Michael K.," "Dusk
Lands," and the soon-to-be
released "Foes."
Orthodox rabbis. Conversions by
Conservative and Reform rabbis
would not be valid, according to
the proposed amendment.
"This is a heinous thing, to ques-
tion the authenticity of Jews,"
Gottschalk said. The question is
not only who is a Jew but also
"who is a rabbi," he pointed out,
stating that the issue has caused
the Reform movement "more pain
than any other issue." He said
that when Hitler killed the Jews
he knew exactly who was a Jew.
"This dispute creates a lot of
animosity," he exclaimed.
Kelman said that the issue of
"Who is a Jew" has become an at-
tempt by "rightwing Orthodox to
delegitimize the Reform and Con-
servative movements." He said
that he believes in the separation
of state and church.
RACKMAN, who is regarded as
a moderate Orthodox, said that
he, too, is against the "Who is a
Jew" amendment. But he said he
is against the separation of state
and church although he believes in
depoliticizing religion.
Concluding the evening,
Berkowitz read a short statement
calling for the unity of the Jewish
people. He stated: "The American
Jewish Heritage Committee plans
to undertake a program of action
during the forthcoming year and
urge special days of unity between
all Jewish denominations."
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Asia: Increasing Economic And
Geopolitical Importance To Israel
Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
JEW YORK Asia is a
>gion of increasing
lonomic and geopolitical
iportance, and Israel's ef-
Irts to cultivate good rela-
1ms with several Asian na-
>ns have often been
^rnpered by Arab or Com-
jnist pressures on those
itions to distance
[emselves politically and
lonomically from Israel,
[cording to a study publish-
by the American Jewish
larry Milkman, research
lalyst in the Israel and Middle
\st Affairs division of AJC's In-
rnational Relations Depart-
?nt. and Jordana Schein-Levi,
upram assistant to the Deputy
rector of the same department,
thors of "Israel and Asia: A
Irvey of Bilateral Relations," of-
the following accounts of
(ael's varying diplomatic and
Lde relations with several Asian
Japan is Israel's largest Asian
iding partner; however,
banese-Israeli relations reflect
nan's heavy reliance on Arab
[. In 1976, the PLO was allowed
lestablish an office in Tokyo. To-
ly, while Japan is attempting to
lprove diplomatic relations, it is
III hesitant to increase economic
is with Israel in the face of the
ib boycott.
Hong Kong is Israel's second
k-gest Asian trading partner.
|plomatic relations have been
intained since 1958.
Singapore is Israel's third
rgest Asian trading partner.
diplomatic relations have
ten maintained since 1969.
igapore has supported Israel on
lumber of important UN resolu-
lons. At the same time,
Ingapore's government is careful
]>t to antagonize Malaysia, one of
le most populous Muslim nations
jith a hostile attitude toward
krael and Jews, and upon whom it
llies heavily for its water.
| Thailand is Israel's fourth
rgest Asian trading partner,
lailand recognized Israel in
^50, established consular reta-
ins in 1954 and embassy status
1958. Since then the two coun-
ies have worked together in the
eas of trade, agriculture, avia-
in, defense and nuclear energy,
hailand has been somewhat sup-
Brtive of Israel in the UN.
! India is Israel's fifth largest
Asian trading partner, diamonds
constituting the bulk of the trade.
Not wanting to alienate itself
from the Arab nations or its own
84 million Muslim citizens, India
has not established full diplomatic
relations with Israel. India has
been consistently hostile toward
Israel in the UN, and maintains
close relations with the PLO.
However, there are cooperative
efforts between Israel and India
in the area of the technical
South Korea is Israel's sixth
largest Asian trading partner.
Diplomatic relations were
established in 1962 despite Arab
opposition. However, the Israeli
embassy in Seoul was closed in
1978 and has not been allowed to
reopen. Once again, dependence
on Arab oil as well as profitable
construction projects in the Arab
Gulf have strained South Korea's
relations with Israel. Israel has
provided South Korea with
technical development assistance.
The Peoples Republic of China
was recognized by Israel, one of
the first Western democracies to
do so, in 1950. Despite its rela-
tions with several Islamic coun-
tries and its active support of the
PLO since 1965, China's attitude
toward Israel continues to show
signs of improvement. The two
countries have recently been
engaged in talks regarding
cooperative projects in the fields
of agriculture and high
technology. A recent contract
calls for Israeli equipment to be
used to establish a model irrigated
farm in China. Although China
does not allow the direct import of
Israeli goods, millions of dollars
worth of Israeli arms have
reportedly been purchased by the
Taiwan does not have formal
diplomatic relations with Israel
but is engaged in some trade and
cooperative developments
The Philippines formally
Barbie Trial
PARIS (JTA) The trial of
Klaus Barbie might begin next
March, according to Justice
Minister Albin Challandon. Bar-
bie's trial will be in the Lyon
Criminal Court. He will be charg-
ed with "crimes against humani-
ty" as his war crimes are by now
covered by the statute of
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recognized Israel in 1949, and
during the next 20 years
diplomatic and trade relations im-
proved and expanded. Under the
Marcos regime, Israeli develop-
ment projects in the Philippines
were drastically reduced but are
now being renewed by President
Burma was the first Asian
country to recognize Israel, in
1949, and the two nations
developed full diplomatic relations
over the next 10 years. Israel has
assisted in developing Burma's
agriculture, industry and military.
In recent years, Burma has been
the most supportive Asian coun-
try of Israel in the UN.
Nepal established full
diplomatic relations with Israel in
1960 and had established several
cooperative technical and
economic projects. Since the Yom
Kippur War of 1973, Arab
pressure has resulted in strained
relations, although some of the
projects are still in existence.
Nepal's trade with Israel con-
tinues on a small scale, and Nepal
has voted in Israel's favor on a
number of relevant UN resolu-
tions. It is rumored that Israeli
president Chaim Herzog may viit
Nepal in the near future.
Sri Lanka voted in favor of
the 1975 UN resolution equating
Zionism with racism. However,
months of negotiations in 1984
resulted in the establishment of an
Israeli interests section in the
U.S. embassy in Colombo. Cur-
rently, Israel is expected to par-
ticipate in a major Sri Lankan
agricultural development project.
Pan American
Maccabiah Games
Caracas, Venezuela will be the host country for the '87
Pan American Maccabiah Games on July 16-27. Over 1.500
competitors from 17 countries will represent Pan
American Jewry in the prestigious sports event which
augments the World Maccabiah Games held every four
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Soutd County Synagogue cAlews
"Miketi" The Weekly Torah
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
* "Miketz ... the Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday,
Jan. 3, commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow the Service.
The Se'udat Shl'isht with the
Rabbi's D'var Torah will be
celebrated in conjunction with the
Sabbath Twilight Services, com-
mencing at Sunset.
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
Twilight Minyon Services.
Rabbi Yonason Sacks will be the
"Scholar-in-Residence on Satur-
day and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb.
Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the
chairmen of the Membership
For further information call
On Sunday evening, Jan. 11, the
Sisterhood of Congregation An-
shei Emuna and the JWVA of
Delray No. 266 are presenting
"Avec Mitt Der Luft," At 8 p.m.,
at 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, and is under the direction
of Sam Amato. The cost per ticket
is $3. Please call Rose Kriftcher at
498-7608; Harriet Herskowitz at
498-7561; or Nora Kalish at the
Shule, 499-9229 or 499-2644.
Let's make this co-sponsored
show a huge success!
To Born Land Mortgage At
Future Site
On Friday, Jan. 2, Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel will com-
memorate the eighth night of
Chanukah with a mortgage burn-
ing celebration. The service will
take place at 8 p.m. at the site of
the new synagogue on Yamato
Road between St. Andrews Blvd.
and Military Trail. Rabbi Richard
Agler and Joel Nadel, President,
will lead the congregation in the
joyous occasion.
Ground breaking for the new
synagogue is expected to take
place in 1987 with completion of
the sanctuary phase scheduled for
the high holy days 1988. A render-
ing for the structure has been sub-
mitted by the architectural firm of
Zyscovich and Grafton
Congregation B'nai Israel, a
reform congregation, was formed
in 1984 and held its first service in
August of that year. The member-
ship has grown to over 200
Congregation B'nai Israel now
holds services at the Center for
Group Counseling at 22455 Boca
Rio Road in Boca Raton.
For further information, con-
tact the synagogue office,
Tenple Activities
Jan. 11,10 a.m. Teaple Beth
El Brotherhood Breakfast,
featuring Dr. Eh W. Gottlieb,
BDS, H. Dip. Dent, DMD, who
will speak on the subject "A South
African Jew discusses Apar-
theid." Dr. Gottlieb is originally
from Johannesburg, having lived
40 years in South Africa. He is
eminently qualified to discuss this
timely subject Deadline for i
vations is Wednesday, Jan. 7. The
Erice is $2 per person and includes
reakfast. Contact Herman
Kramer at 391-8900.
Jan. 18, noon-3 p.m. Clubs 7
and 8 (7th and 8th graders) will
meet at Don Carter Lanes for an
afternoon of Bowling. The cost is
$3 which includes all fees and
On Friday, Jan. 2 at 8:15 ser-
vices will be held at Temple Sinai,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach. Rabbi Samuel Silver's ser-
mon will be "Joseph and Judah."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be in
Saturday, Jan. 3, the Pirke Avot
study group will meet at 9 a.m.,
followed by the regular Saturday
services at 10 a.m.
Information regarding member-
ship is available at Temple office,
Theodore Bikel, star per-
former/social activist will be
presented at Temple Sinai of
Delray Beach on (Note Date
Change: from Sunday, Feb. 1 to)
Saturday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. His lec-
ture will be "Jewish Music; A Bor-
rowed Garment Made Our Own."
Ticket donations are $7.50 and
$25 patron, which includes post
champagne reception with Bikel.
All seats are reserved. Call Tem-
ple office for information,
276-6161. All Feb. 1 tickets will be
honored Feb. H.
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 upcoming
musical revues: "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 perfor-
mances 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 Temple Sinai, 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, 276-6161 or Leona
Kaye at 997-8092. All members of
the community are invited.
Rabbi Samuel Silver of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, will conduct a lec-
ture on "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities," every third Thursday
at 10 a.m.
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach, is sponsoring a Chinese
Luncheon and Card Party on
Monday, Jan. 12 at noon. Cost $6
per person. For tickets and infor
mation, please call Bea Heitner
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