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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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F.K. Shochet.
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w^ The Jewish -m y
of South County
Volume 9 Number 2
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, January 9,1987
of three girls who shouted pro-Mordechai
Vanunu slogans outside a Jerusalem district
court are watched by an armed Israeli border
policeman (left). The two girls have their faces
covered, they said, to illustrate the way the
former nuclear technician has been silenced by
Israeli authorities. AP/Wide World Photo.
He's Being Punished
Vanunu Denied Family Visits
- (JTA) Prison
authorities are punishing
Mordechai Vanunu for
flashing a message to
reporters indicating that he
was kidnapped in Rome last
September. Police, mean-
while, are questioning Ber-
nard Josephs, Jerusalem
correspondent of the Stan-
dard of London who was the
first to transmit Vanunu's
message abroad, in violation
of censorship.
The Foreign Ministry has
acknowledged that the Israeli
Ambassador in Rome, Mordechai
Drory, had been summoned to the
Italian Foreign Ministry and ask-
ed for clarification of Vanunu's
allegation which was published
VOSSI BEILIN, political direc-
tor general of the Foreign
Ministry here, said that the Israeli
envoy told the Italian authorities
he had no information and would
pass their request to Jerusalem.
Beilin said Israel wouM "very
seriously consider" a request from
the Italian government He told
reporters that Vanunu's message
should not be "taken too
"Tomorrow he might say he
Continued on Page 2
Peres Says:
Shin Bet Affair Is
Now A Closed Book
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres maintained Tuesday
that the Shin Bet affair is a
closed book and rejected
suggestions that he was
harmed by the report of a
panel of legal experts which
investigated the scandal.
Shin Bet is Israel's internal
security service.
The report was sharply critical
of the former chief of Shin Bet,
Avraham Shalom, whose earlier
testimony seemed to implicate
Premier Yitzhak Shamir in the
1984 killing of two captured Arab
bus hijackers by Israeli agents and
its subsequent cover-up.
PERES, who became Prime
Minister shortly after the inci-
dent, did not demand Shalom's
resignation and raised no objec-
tions to the pardon later granted
Shalom and several of his
associates by President Chaim
Replying to reporters' ques-
tions, Peres said he saw nothing
wrong in his support of Shalom.
"When I came in (to the affair)
it was after two stages of juridical
consideration and I feel that I
have acted in accordance," he
said. He was referring to the two
commissions of inquiry at which
Shalom and others testified.
Peres said he accepted fully the
juridical conclusions of the legal
panel which absolved Shamir and
the entire political echelon of
responsibility for the acts of Shin
Bet in this case. "There is no
reason to try and find anything
(more) and I have no reason to try
to justify myself' Peres said.
Avraham Sharir also told
reporters Tuesday that he con-
sidered the report to have closed
the affair.
"The first order of business is to
get the General Security Services
(Shin Bet) back on an even keel
and restore morale," he said. He
said the killing of the bus hijackers
after their capture was an
"isolated affair" not typical of
how the secret service operates.
Shamir Accepts Peretz
Resignation With Regret
Interior Minister Yitzhak
Peretz formally submitted
his resignation to Premier
Yitzhak Shamir at Sunday's
Cabinet meeting, and it was
accepted with regret. It
takes effect in 48 hours.
Peretz, who heads the ultra-
Orthodox Shas Party, quit rather
than comply with a Supreme
Court order to register as a Jew
Shoahana Miller, a recent im-
migrant from the U.S. who was
converted to Judaism by an
Emrican Reform rabbi. His depar-
ture from the Cabinet is not ex-
pected to lead to the defection of
Shas, which has four Knesset
seats, from the unity coalition
Peretz has been announced. The
Interior Ministry is traditionally
Continued on Page 9
Sexual Abuse
Jewish Child Molestation Reported on Rapid Rise
By JTA Services
Two Jewish welfare agen-
cies in major Canadian cities
have reported that sexual
abuse of Jewish children is
on the increase. The reports
were made by Sam Reiss,
supervisor of special
resources of the Jewish
Family and Child Service in
Toronto; and Rabbi Steven
Solomon, protective ser-
vices director of the Jewish
Family Services Social Ser-
vice Center in Montreal.
Reiss declared that the Jewish
community's lack of recognition
of child abuse has perpetuated the
problem for many years.
He said that last year the JFCS
received 146 allegations of child
abuse, 40 more than in 1984. Once
the agency decides some form of
abuse is taking place, it conducts
an investigation.
Reiss reported that the JFCS
substantiated 101 cases in 1985.
Contiaacd oa Page 11

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 9, 1987
Prison Authorities Punish Vanunu,
Deny Family Right To Visit
Israel. Israeli newspapers were
allowed to publish Vanunu's
message only after his
photographed palm had appeared
on front pages and television
screens all over the world.
Former nuclear technician Mordechai
Vanunu, accused of revealing Israel's atomic
secrets, presses his hand to the window of a
police van on his way from a Jerusalem court,
where it was ruled he will be held in custody
until his trial. The message on his hand reads:
'Vanunu was hijacked from Rome, ITL.,
S0.1.86.2100.' The S0.9 means Sept. SO, 1986,
and the 2100 is the time of the alleged hijack-
ing, or 9 p.m., aboard a British Airways flight
from London to Rome.
Shirman To Receive Transplant,
Outlook Said To Be Poor
No Blockade,
Israel Says
denied Sunday that it has imposed
a naval blockade on the Lebanese
port of Junieh, north of Beirut,
but acknowledged that its Navy
intercepted a Cypriot car ferry
bound there from Larnaca last
Friday, in international waters,
because Palestinian terrorists
were believed aboard.
A report from Nicosia said the
Cypriot government accused
Israel of halting two car ferries
Friday and has lodged a strong
protest with the Israeli
Junieh, in the Christian-held
area of Lebanon, is used by
Lebanese Christians and others
who travel abroad to avoid Beirut
airport in Moselm-held West
Beirut. The ferries run a daily
14-hour shuttle to Larnaca.
The 8,187-ton ferry Empress
was intercepted on the high seas
Friday enroute to Junieh. Its cap-
tain was ordered by a loud hailer
to hand over any Palestinian ter-
rorists and their weapons
reportedly aboard. The captain
refused and was ordered by the
Israel Navy to return to Larnaca.
The 3,000-ton ferry Sunny Boat
was also intercepted and turned
back, according to Cypriot
authorities who denied either
vessel carried terrorists or
weapons. Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres said the Navy acted
in a "routine'* manner to prevent
Palestinian terrorists from retur-
ning to Lebanon. He said such
operations were carried out when
there was reason to believe ter-
rorists were trying to use the sea
route to re-infiltrate Lebanon.
Cyprus reported Sunday that
the ferries had resumed service.
The Empress carried 600
lengen to Junieh and the Sun-
ny Boat carried 280 without
Israel N i
gun: the Cypriot-
a flag car ferry
," i and
I raeli
I'd nine of its 63
I era for questioning. The
eased later the same
Michael Shirman, a 31-year-old
leukemia victim, will receive a
bone-marrow transplant from his
sister, Inessa Flerova, at
Hadassah Hospital here in a final
attempt to save his life.
But doctors said that the pro-
gnosis was not good because his
condition has deteriorated and it
may have been too late to save
him when Inessa arrived in Israel
Nov. 5 after a nine-month strug-
gle with Soviet authorities to get
exit visas for her whole family.
According to the doctors, Shir-
man may have had a chance had
his sister, the only possible donor,
been allowed to come to Israel
when she first applied for a visa
last February.
They said the transplant pro-
cedure was postponed for more
than a month because of Shir-
man's weakened condition. It has
worsened in recent weeks, and he
is not responding to
Continued from Page 1
came via Tanganyika," Beilin
Vanunu, a former technician at
the Dimona nuclear facility, accus-
ed of giving Israeli nuclear secrets
to a British newspaper, was
remanded in custody until the end
Of his trial by a Jerusalem District
While being driven to the court,
he pressed a palm against the win-
dow of the police van. Printed in
ink on his skin was the message:
"Vanunu M. was hijacked in
Rome 30.9.86 2100. Came Rome
by BA Fly 504." The latter was
taken as a reference to British
Airways daily flight from London
to Rome.
THE DATE coincided with the
first report that Vanunu was miss-
ing from London. Israeli
authorities refused to
acknowledge until November that
he was in fact in Israel. They said
he came voluntarily but would not
disclose when or how.
Vanunu has been held virtually
incommunicado and had only
fleeting contact with the media on
his way to and from the district
For attempting to pass a
message he has since been depriv-
ed of visits by his family, barred
from receiving reading matter in
his cell, and his Walkman radio
was taken from him.
The Government Press Office
announced that Josephs, who is
also a member of the Jerusalem
Post staff, will be denied any
privileges in his capacity as cor-
respondent for the Standard, pen-
ding conclusion of a police
GPO source said they would
cooperate fully with the censor-
ship board to crack down on
foreign newsmen working in

Security Devices
On Exhibit
latest security and anti-terrorist
devices, reflecting Israel's years
of experience in that field, will be
featured at the first international
congress and exhibition pro-
moting the export of such items to
be held here next June. About 100
manufacturers will participate.
"Hie exhibition, called "Sedat,"
ar acronym for security, defense
and anti-terrorism, will be financ-
ed by the Ministries of Police,
Defense and Commerce and In-
dustry. The devices will not only
be displayed but will be
demonstrated in mock hijackings
and hostage rescue operations.
The equipment includes highly
sophisticated robot sappers
already in use by the Israeli police
to dismantle suspicious-looking
objects. Much of it is less than five
years old. Exports of such devices
are expected to reach $60-70
million this year.
Countries interested in them in-
clude The Netherlands, Finland,
Brazil, Argentina, Zaire, and
Japan which are expected to send
delegates to the congress and
Evan Installed
Evan has been installed as presi-
dent of the newly formed United
Jewish Federation of Nor-
theastern New York, the union of
the former federations of Albany
and Schenectady, N.Y.
Egypt Suggests
Proposals To
Advance Mideast Peace
Egyptian proposals to advance
the Middle East peace process
were discussed in Cairo during the
two-day visit there of Avraham
Tamir, director general of the
Foreign Ministry.
Tamir told reporters Tuesday,
after a two-hour meeting with
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahm-
ed Abdel Maguid, that their talks
were good. He would not
elaborate or disclose the nature of
the Egyptian proposals.
But the two countries have not
changed their respective positions
on an international conference for
Middle East peace. They agreed
to set up a preparatory committee
for such a conference last
September when then-Israeli
Premier Shimon Peres met with
President Hosni Mubarak in
Peres indicated at the time that
Israel was willing to consider an
international conference, but only
as a broad framework for direct
negotiations with Jordan and
Palestinian representatives. The
Egyptian and Jordanian view
seemed to be that the conference
itself should be the negotiating
Tamir's talks in Cairo followed a
meeting between Mubarak and
King nu irdan which
iid said was aimed at reviv-
ing Husk '-work out a
common formula
with the Palestine Liberation
Organization. Those efforts were
abandoned by Hussein last
February after a year of talks
with PLO chief Yasir Arafat.
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Friday, January 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Soutli County Synagogue cAfcu/8
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
"Vayigash" ... "the Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday, Jan. 10, commencing at
8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow the Service.
The Se'udat Shi'isht' with the
Rabbi'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. preceeding the Daily
Morning Services and at 5 p.m. in
conjunction with the Daily Twi-
light Minyon Services.
Rabbi Yonason Sacks will be the
"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
The Sisterhood of the Con-
gregation Anshei Emuna is hav-
ing a theatre party on Tuesday,
Jan. 20, at the Caldwell Theatre in
Boca. This is a special matinee
performance which will give you
the opportunity to see the world
renowned actor, Nehemiah Per-
soff, in "Sholom Alechim." We
will meet promptly at the shule at
1 p.m. The price per ticket is
$13.50 plus $1 extra for transpor-
tation. Please call Nora Kalish at
499-9229, or Harriet Herskowitz
at 498-7561.
Shabbat Service, Jan. 9, at 8
p.m. at the Center for Group
Counseling on Boca Rio Road. The
subject will be "C.B.I.'S BEST
OF '86."
Men'a Gab Temple Anshei
Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, will sponsor a
breakfast/installation meeting on
Sunday, Jan. 18 at 9:30 am.
Our incoming officers for 1987
are as follows: President, Bee
Cohen; First Vice President, Max
Zimering; Second Vice President,
Max Kurtzer; Third Vice Presi-
dent, Sam Pearlman; Treasurer,
Irving Durst; Secretary, Morris
3 Year Trustees: Abe
Pearlman, Oscar Bobis, Harry
Kopp, Ben Klein.
Jack M. Levine will be our
Master of Ceremonies and install-
ing officer. Rabbi Pincus Aloof
will give the invocation and
benediction. Louis Bernstein will
aid us in pledging allegiance to the
flag. Cantor Louis Hirschman will
lead us in singing the Star Spangl-
ed Banner and Hatikvah. Ladies
are invited.
Our guest speaker will be Ms.
Ruth Brinn of South County
Federation. For information, call
Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Shalom of Century Village West,
will have their next regular
meeting on Monday, Jan. 26 at 10
a.m. in the Temple.
Thursday, Jan. 22, the show
"On the 20th Century" Thursday
eve at Bailey Hall, $29 bus includ-
ed. Call Ann 482-9008 or Pauline
Monday, Feb. 2, card party will
be at the Temple. $5 donation.
Please call Ann 483-4964, Rose
483-3214 or Miriam 482-8898.
Wednesday evening, Feb. 4,
Ballet "Eddy Toussaint" de Mon-
treal. At Bailey Hall. $25 pp in-
cludes bus. Please call Lil
Sunday evening, Feb. 22, "Can
Can" show at Bailey Hall. $27 pp
includes bus. Please call Alberta
487-3898 or Minnie 487-0340.
On Friday, Jan. 9 at 8:15 ser-
vices will be held at Temple Sinai,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach, Cantor Elaine Shapiro will
perform the entire service. Satur-
day, Jan. 10 the Pirke Avot study
group will meet at 9 a.m. followed
by the Saturday services at 10
a.m. For membership information
call 276-6161.
Theodore Bikel, star per-
former/social activist will be
presented at Temple Sinai of
Delray Beach on: NOTE DATE
CHANGE Saturday, Feb. 14 NOT
Sunday, Feb. 1, at 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. U.
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach is
running a complete Adult Educa-
tion program. Interested parties
call the Temple office 276-4161.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach upcoming
musical revues: The Reat
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 all seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 per show.
For reservations call 276-6161.
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.
Robin Eisenberg, Director of
Education for Temple Beth El
was recently installed as Vice
President of the National Associa-
tion of Temple Educators. The in-
stallation took place at Temple
B'nai Jehudah in Kansas City as
part of the organization's annual
meeting. The National Associa-
tion of Temple Educators is the
professional association for over
600 educators involved in educa-
tion in the Reform Movement.
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FAU Evening Courses
Three evening sociology courses
to be offered during the 1987 Spr-
ing Semester, Jan. 7-Apr. 24, at
Florida Atlantic University are
open to both non-degree seeking
students and those enrolled in
degree programs.
"Social Welfare Policy and Pro-
visions" examines the impact of
income maintenance, housing,
employment and other social pro-
grams. The class meets on Tues-
day from 6:30-9:20 p.m.
"Drugs and Society" meets on
Monday and Wednesday from
4:30-5:50 p.m. This course ex-
amines the motivational factors
for drug use, as well as society's
justification for regulation of both
licit and illicit drugs.
"Emotional Consequences of
Divorce" examines the emotional
impact of divorce on men and
women in contemporary America.
This course is offered Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
Jan. 12-16 only, from 6:30-9:50
Registration for non-degree
seeking students will take place
on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 2-6 p.m.,
and will continue through Jan. 14.
Florida residents 60 years of
age or over may register from 8
a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, Jan. 7-9, in the University
Center Gold Coast Room.
Registration is on a no-fee, non-
credit, space-available basis.
Complete course schedules are
available in the Admissions Office
on the first floor of the Ad-
ministration Building.

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 9, 1987
Circus Rabbi
His super-gloss Rolls Royce, leather jacket
and inveterate lap dog have been long-
established symbols of Rabbi Emmet Frank
of the All People's Reform Synagogue.
Whatever he or his synagogue may be, two
things are certain: that although his creden-
tials may be bonafide, somewhere along the
way he has become no real rabbi in any
sense of the word that a Jew can unders-
tand; moreover, his "synagogue" is an
agonizing distortion of that sacred institu-
tion and its functions.
One may say of Rabbi Frank that his
spiritual leadership is more a circus than a
source of genuine Jewish religious ex-
perience. Perhaps that is why he was the
perfect officiating clergyman at a wedding
last week of an elephant trainer and a cotton
candy-seller under a tent outside of the
Miami Beach Convention Center, where the
Barnum and Bailey and Ringling Bros. Cir-
cus had been performing.
Just to hammer the point home, two
elephants served as bridesmaids.
Poor Judgment
Is all of this funny? Perhaps just for a mo-
ment. More to the point is that to non-Jews
in a multi-ethnic community such as South
Florida's, Rabbi Frank and his antics give to
Judaism a quality that is repellent. It
reduces to travesty the supreme spiritual
purpose of our noble faith, for whom
millions have been slaughtered ol kiddush
Hashem. And to millions of other Jews still
suffering the heel of anti-Semitic oppression
Sales of Israel Bonds
Since 1951 Pass $8
Billion Mark In Cash
NEW YORK 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, today passed the $8
billion figure in cash, it was announced by David B.
Hermelin of Detroit, International Campaign Chair-
man of the Bond Organization.
Sf** W.^H011 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.
In his announcement, Mr. Hermelin declared: "We
believe that our $8 billion sales milestone is one of the
most remarkable people-to-people achievements in
the annals of efforts in support for Israel. This
historic accomplishment represents the highest and
most tangible expression of the ties which unite
Jewish communities abroad with the State of Israel."
He continued, "It also represents the confidence of
the general community, which includes tens of
thousands of banks, pension funds and employee
benefit plans which invested in Israel Bonds."
The Israel Bond campaign was launched by the first
Prime Minister of the State of Israel, David Ben-
Gurion, and a group of American-Jewish leaders at a
time when the newly-established state was struggling
for its survival. It later expanded into Canada and
countries in Western Europe and Latin America.
Major economic advances made in the past with the
help of Israel Bond funds have included harbor expan-
sion; oil pipeline and terminal construction; develop-
ment of telecommunications systems; the national
water carrier; as well as roads and highways.
Other projects helped by Bond proceeds included
the establishment of development towns and science-
based industries.
Editor and Publisher
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Volume 9
or, indeed, the ethnic slurs of the bigot or
just plain uninitiated, it feeds their pre-
judicial will.
Then why does a major national publica-
tion such as the Miami Herald publish a
giant photograph of the elephantine
ceremony with Rabbi Frank officiating? It is
the Herald that has, for years, been touting
Miami as a multi-ethnic center, where peo-
ple must learn to live in harmony and
respect one another's heritages and tradi-
tions. For this, it is to be commended.
How, then, can the photo be explained?
Surely, this is not what the Miami Herald in-
tended. Can it be that those editorial per-
sons responsible for choosing the photo,
rather than another representing Judaism in
an honest light, had their own bad joke in
mind at the expense of the Herald's highest
editorial principles?
A Shameful Giving-In
It is easy to understand why Israel wanted
so much for New York's Archbishop O'Con-
nor to visit. It is easy to understand the Car-
dinal's view of then-Prime Minister Shimon
Peres' invitation made when Mr. Peres was
in New York early last October: the gesture
of a friend which the Cardinal was suddenly
anxious to accept.
But somewhere on the way to the Middle
East, the Vatican intruded and set down a
basic principle: the Cardinal would have to
appear in Israel only informally; he would
not be able to meet with the nation's top
leaders in their offices; he would even have
to refuse a guided tour of Jerusalem's Chris-
tian holy places with Mayor Teddy Kollek.
Why? Because all of that would symbolize
recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
If little else, the Catholic ideologues in the
Vatican are nothing if not consistent in their
attitude toward the Jewish State.
We can only marvel at Israel's brave
statements that its highest officials would
refuse to meet with Cardinal O'Connor on
the Vatican's terms. But suddenly, the coun-
try's brave words turned into lily-livered
cowardice. Circumventions of the Vatican's
restrictions were acceded to in order for at
least some of the officials to meet with the
Cardinal: President Herzog at his residence
(not an official bureau), for example.
Why could the Vatican be firm in its
refusal and the Jewish State not? After all,
the Vatican has a long history of firm
refusals when it comes to Jews, some two
millenia of it. Could not the Jews, at least
once, show pride in their faith, their nation
and their holy capital city and stick to their
original word?
Doubtless, there are many who will point
to the benefits that resulted from the unof-
ficial official meetings. But what about yet
one more view of Israel smitten again by
the keepers of the keys to the New
Kingdom? And gratefully acceding to it?
Chanukah Menorah
Now At Center of Separation Struggle

Number 2
Jewish organizations were
more active in December
than ever during the holiday
season in an intramural
legal struggle over the
display of Chanukah
menorahs on government
The Lubavitch movement plac-
ed large menorahs in 50 or 60 such
sites this year, including Boston,
Chicago, Philadelphia, Trenton,
N.J., and Washington, D.C., ac-
cording to Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky,
a Lubavitch spokesman. And the
movement helped municipalities
to defend themselves in court with
nearly complete success as they
cooperate with Lubavitch's 12 or
13-year program of placing
menorahs in hundreds of public
THAT EFFORT has been op-
posed in policy statements and
behind-the-scenes negotiations by
the National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council, its
local affiliates and the American
Jewish Committee, American
Jewish Congress and the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, as well as in litigation aid-
ed by AJCongre&s and ADL.
These organizations also dispute
the placement of creches on
government property.
At issue is how to interpret the
nine-candle candelabra and the
nativity scene: Are they religious
objects, and if so, does that
preclude their display on public
Two recent Supreme Court rul-
ings seem most relevant. In Lynch
v. Donnelly (1984), the court held
that a nativity scene sponsored by
the City of Pawtucket, BJ., and
displayed in a private park with
model reindeer was permissible
because it was a seasonal holiday
display, not exclusively a
Christmas one.
In McCreary v. Stone (1985), a
4-4 decision on the constitutionali-
ty of a privately-sponsored creche
displayed alone on Scarsdale,
N.Y., public property left un-
changed a lower court ruling that
allowed the creche.
THE LYNCH ruling was the
basis of Federal District Judge
Barron McCune's decision Dec. 15
to turn down a request for a
preliminary injunction against the
display of a menorah and creche in
The menorah was built on the
grounds of the Pittsburgh City-
County Building beside a
Christmas tree. The creche was
placed inside the Allegheny Coun-
ty Courthouse next to ar-
rangements of poinsettias.
The plaintiffs, a group of Pitt-
sburgh residents represented by
the ADL and the American Civil
Liberties Union, plan to continue
their protest in the federal courts,
according to Ruti Teitel of the
ADL legal affairs department.
They point to the "Establish-
ment Clause," which prohibits the
government from making "a law
regarding the establishment of
religion." Because the menorah
and creche are religious objects,
they argue, to display them on
government property implies
government sponsorship, and
thus violates the First
HOWARD Ross, western Penn-
sylvania and West Virginia
regional director of ADL, con-
tended that just as a nativity
scene is relevant only to the
celebration of Christmas, the
nine-candle menorah, donated by
a local Lubavitcher, is a religious
symbol associated only with the
celebration of Chanukah.
Not surprisingly, Lubavitch
movement spokesman Krinsky
presented a different interpreta-
tion. He said the "Establishment
Clause means that the govern-
ment cannot establish a specific
religion and recognize a specific
religion as a state religion, but at
the same time freedom of religion
does not mean the freedom from
religion, which means that
everyone can practice their
religion freely."
As for the menorah, Krinsky
said that it symbolized Chanukah,
a holiday with "a universal
message of freedom ... It's not
indigenous only to Judaism to
have the victory of right over
might. To say that it is solely
religious and has no secular
relevance at all is foolish."
Allegheny County Assistant
Solicitor David McTiernan and
Pittsburgh Deputy Solicitor
George Specter defended the
creche and menorah, respectively,
with the Lynch case. Specter add-
ed that Lubavitch representatives
"urged us to adopt the position
that the overall display is
seasonal ."
IN LOS ANGELES, California
Superior Court Judge Robert
O'Brien rejected a citizen's re-
quest Dec. 18 to bar the display of
a menorah in the rotunda of City
Hall. Moreover, attorney Marc
Stern of the American Jewish
Congress, which filed an amicus
brief in the case, said the judge
ruled that the Constitution
doesn't require the purging of
Continued on Page 8-

Another Postponement
Demjanjuk's Attorney Wants Time
Friday, January 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
TEL AVIV (JTA) The three-judge
panel trying John Demjanjuk has granted
the suspected Nazi war criminal a one-
month postponement at the request of his
American attorney, Mark O'Connor, to
allow him additional time to study pro-
secution documents.
The trial of the Ukrainian-born former
resident of Cleveland, Ohio, opened for-
mally in a Jerusalem District Court on
Nov. 26 but was adjourned until Jan. 19
after a 40-minute preliminary hearing. It
is now scheduled to resume Feb. 15.
THE ACCUSED was represented at
the postponement hearing by an Israeli
lawyer, Yoram Schechtel, who agreed to
assist O'Connor in preparing the defense.
Schechtel will not take an active part in
the trial but will be available for consulta-
tion by O'Connor on points of Israeli law.
The judges were critical of the
American lawyer for what they saw as un-
due delay in preparing his case. O'Connor
had asked for several postponements on
grounds that he had been unable to find
an Israeli colleague willing to participate
in Demjanjuk's defense. The court noted
that Schechtel's presence indicated that
he has solved that problem.
Demjanjuk, the first suspected war
criminal ever extradited to Israel for trial,
has been charged with war crimes, crimes
against humanity and crimes against
persecuted people.
HE IS alleged to be the Treblinka death
camp guard known by inmates as "Ivan
the Terrible" for his brutality, and direct-
ly responsible for the deaths of tens of
thousands of Jews and others. "Ivan"
allegedly operated the gas chambers.
Demjanjuk's defense hinges on
mistaken identity. The panel hearing the
case consists of Supreme Court Justice
Dov Levin and District Court judges Dalia
Lerner and Zvi Tal.
Michael S. Harris Heads Levitt
Retirement Communities As Senior V.P.
Harris, a prominent real estate
executive in Florida for more than
a decade, has been named senior
vice president and chief operating
officer of Levitt Retirement Com-
munities, and L.D. Corporation,
Levitt's non-residential develop-
ment arm.
According to the announcement
by Elliott M. Wiener, president of
Levitt Corporation, Harris will
have responsibility for these
wholly-owned subsidiaries of
Currently, L.D. Corporation is
pursuing business opportunities in
the self-storage (mini-warehouse)
industry. In addition, it will be
seeking other real estate related
development businesses.
"Diversification will aid us in
maintaining the steady growth we
are enjoying in the marketplace,"
said Mr. Wiener.
Prior to joining Levitt, Harris
was most recently responsible for
the construction and development
areas of a major Michigan-based
community developer with eight
projects, including two in Florida,
totalling over 2,500 units.
He served as president of Cor-
nerstone Development Group,
Inc., developers, construction
Michael S. Harris
managers, consultants and
general contractors, which was
active in both the planning and
construction of several major
commercial and luxury apartment
developments, located primarily
on Florida's West Coast.
Mr. Harris was also senior vice
president of development for The
Bullard Group, with respon-
sibilities for residential product
sales totalling $25 million, as well
as the statewide development of a
quadraplex and shopping center
building program.
Highly active in the National
Association of Home Builders,
Mr. Harris served as committee
member for government
regulated housing. He also held
several offices in national and
Florida State Home Builders
organizations, and received five
awards, including outstanding
achievement in sales and quality
A graduate of the University of
Illinois with a degree in Construc-
tion Engineering, he holds a
Florida Certified Contractor's
License and Florida Real Estate
Broker's License.
Levitt Corporation, a publicly-
held company, is traded on the
American Stock Exchange
(AMEX) and is active as a com-
munity developer in Florida, New
York New Jersey, Washington,
D.C. Chicago and San Juan, Puer-
to Rico.
Prices Down Rabbi Silver To Be Heard
20 Percent
prices of a large selection of im-
ports, mainly expensive durables,
fell by as much as 20 percent
beginning on Jan. 1 as Israel com-
plies with tariff agreements it has
with the European Economic
Community (EEC), the Finance
Ministry announced.
The Ministry warned, however,
that if the price drops trigger an
unrestrained spending spree by
the public, additional taxes and
levies would be imposed on the
purchases. According to the
Treasury, the cumulative effect of
the reduced prices of imports
would be a one percent fall in the
cost-of-living index.
Israel has reciprocal
agreements with the EEC calling
for significant tariff reductions on
industrial products. They have
been in effect for several years
but the largest was implemented
at the beinmng of the year.
On Nation Wide Broadcast
The voice of Rabbi Samuel
Silver, of Temple Sinai, Delray
Beach, will be heard from coast to
coast when he is the guest
preacher Sunday, Jan. 11, on the
program, Message of Israel, aired
on the ABC network.
Locally, the program is broad-
cast over Radio Station WSBR,
Boca Raton, 740 on the AM dial,
at 8 a.m.
The topic to be discussed by the
rabbi is "The Pharisees."
The rabbi is also being heard
this month on the weekly pro-
gram, Interdenominational, Sun-
days at 10:06 a.m. over Station
WDBF, Delray Beach, 1420 on
the AM dial. He is in conversation
with Rabbi Joseph Nobel and
Sidney Weiner, former president
of the Bnai Zion, a fraternal
Candle Lighting Time
Jan. 9 5:29 p.m.
Joseph Handleman of Detroit and Bay Harbor Island was recent-
ly awarded the Albert Einstein Commemorative Medal by the
Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences at a dinner honoring the 48
American Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates. Joan Rosenberg Eichel
of Kings Point, N. Y. (right) and Joan Handleman SadoffofHun-
tingdon Valley, Pa., are shown presenting the Medal to
Handleman in the presence of the Nobel Laureates; Shimon Peres
Israel s Foreign Minister; and 200 selected guests
Religious Directory
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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.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 9, 1987
Everyone Was Wrong
O'Connor's Visit Aroused Ire,
But He Got Vatican's Way
The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John
0 Connor (right), is accompanied by
Jerusalem's Latin Patriarch Giacommo
Guiseppe Beltritti as they walk down an alley
in the Old City of Jerusalem viewing ancient
Christian sites. Cardinal O'Connor refused
an invitation from Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek to give him a guided tour of the Chris-
tian sites because it would suggest Vatican
recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital ci-
ty. AP/Wide World Photo.
O'Connor Believes
Relationship With Israel May Develop
John Cardinal O'Connor
seemed to indicate here
Monday, after an informal
meeting with Vice Premier
and Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres, that he
thought Vatican-Israel rela-
tions could develop in the
The New York Archbishop, in
the final day of his visit to Israel
which began last Thursday,
breakfasted with Peres at the lat-
ter's home. Pressed by reporters
afterwards on Vatican-Israel rela-
tions, he remarked: "I have found
here, contrary to disappointment
I found in New York that the
Foreign Minister is open to an ex-
traordinary number of
HE DID not elaborate on the
"possibilities" but said, "My
understanding is that until the
Holy See is satisfied that those
concerns (regarding the status of
Jerusalem and its holy places) can
be appropriately resolved, it will
maintain its current position."
The Vatican's position not to
recognize Jerusalem as Israel's
capital put considerable strain on
the Cardinal's visit. He would not
meet with Israeli leaders in of-
ficial capacity at their offices here.
He stressed repeatedly that his
hour long meeting with President
Chaim Herzog at the Presidential
residence Sunday evening and his
breakfast with Peres Monday
morning were strictly private and
At the same time, he apologized
profusely to the Israeli people and
30 Families 'Adopted'
KANSAS (JTA) Local in-
dividuals and organizations
recently have "adopted" 30
Soviet Jewish families, according
to Judy Hellman, associate ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
Community Relations Bureau,
and another 10 families are ex-
pected to be adopted by the end of
the month.
Adoption entails a commitment
to write to the family monthly and
to elected officials on the family's
and all Soviet Jews' behalf. Only
one family had been adopted here
in the last 10 years.
But the Flag
Is Nonplussed
President Chain Herzog out
with John Cardinal 0*Con
nor, the Archbiahop of New
York, at the Prwfafeettf
residence hare Sunday ev*n-
ing in what the Cardinal cafr
ed a "fascinating" wait
"within the guttejww sat
down by the Vatican "
Heraog received the Car-
dinal in his study 'where he
often receives official
visitors. The Presidential
residence serves as Herzog's
When reporters pointed out
that the Presidential Stan-
dard and Israeli flag Jlew
over the reaidence, tfCa&r
seemed nonplussed. '*! have
not changed my mind about
paving an official visit, I laid
right from the beginning that
I could not pay an official visit
on any senior official of the
government in their office*."
"1 was invited this morning
to pay an unofficial, mfonual
viat on the President in ids
home, which is what t said I
would be wilting to do if so in-
vited," O'Connor added.
Pressed by reporters to
dtstmgtrish between a home
and an office considering that
Heraog conducts his official
basnets from his residence,
O'Connor replied:
"My understanding is that
this is the President's
residence. If it is not the
President's residence, then
there has been a gross
mistake, because it was very
cleat,--and I say this very
seriously, it was very clear
that ft would not be ap-
for me, within my
, to visit the Preei-
officially in his office, in
government for the constraints
imposed by Vatican policy.
PERES, for his part, implied
that the nature of his meeting
with O'Connor was in the eyes of
the beholder. "Jerusalem is the
capita] of Israel, and it makes no
difference if anybody recognizes
that fact or not," he said. "And if
someone comes to me and says I
am comng to you as a private in-
dividual so what? Does that
make me a private individual?"
He said his hour-long talk with
O'Connor covered a wide range of
issues, including the situation in
the Middle East.
The Cardinal, who wore plain
clerical garb on his visit to Peres,
as he did when he called on Her-
zog the previous evening, said, "I
was primarily returning a very
friendly, courteous visit which the
Foreign Minister, when he was
Prime Minister, made on me when
he was in New York ... I say
publicly that I consider Mr.
Shimon Peres a friend and am just
delighted that we had this oppor-
tunity. I had hoped, from the
beginning, that I would be able to
return that call, as he was the one
who invited me to Israel."
O'CONNOR was referring to
Peres' visit to him at his residence
in New York last October, when
the invitation to come to Israel
was extended.
Following their breakfast
meeting, O'Connor went to the
Gaza Strip where he toured chur-
ches and the offices of refugee
relief groups supported by an
organization he heads in New
York. He also visited recent im-
migrants from Ethiopia living in
villages in the Negev. The prelate
flew to Rome Monday night.
Earlier, he summed up his visit for
"I think I have a much clearer
understanding for my own per-
sonal reflections of the problems
that have impinged upon the
potential of formal diplomatic
relations between the Holy See
and Israel," he said.
Of his impressions of Israel,
O'Connor observed that he had
"met a number of Israeli people, a
number of officials of the govern-
ment, very informally. I have been
deeply impressed by what seems
to be their sincerity. I hope I have
conveyed a very clear impression
of affection and respect, and in-
deed, love for the Jewish people
and for Israel."
It appeared almost certain
last week that there would
be no meetings between top
Israeli leadership and New
York Roman Catholic Ar-
chbishop John Cardinal
O'Connor. The Vatican has
prohibited O'Connor from
meeting with Israeli govern-
ment leaders in Jerusalem.
But of course everyone
was wrong.
O'Connor said before arriving
in Amman, Jordan, that he had
scheduled meetings with Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog, Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres,
as well as with Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek.
HE THEN asked to meet them
outside their offices, to avoid any
semblance of official contacts.
O'Connor said he changed his
schedule after orders from the
Vatican to cancel the meetings.
However, O'Connor said his of-
ficial meeting with Kollek would
proceed as planned. But Herzog,
Shamir and Peres said they would
not meet O'Connor outside of
their offices in Jerusalem.
O'Connor acknowledged that he
had made a mistake in originally
scheduling the meetings without
Vatican approval and said his
mistake had embarrassed some
Israeli officials.
Many Jewish leaders in New
York were critical of O'Connor's
change of plans and noted that he
applied a "double standard" by
meeting officially with King Hus-
sein of Jordan but not with Israeli
leaders. The criticism of the Ar-
chbishop, which began over the
weekend, continued Monday.
dent of the Jewish Community
Relations Council of New York,
urged the Vatican to allow O'Con-
nor to meet with Israeli officials.
The Vatican's action "signals a
crucial setback in the process of
advancing understanding" bet-
ween the two religions, Pollack
Henry Siegman, executive
director of the American Jewish
Congress, said, "The Vatican's
refusal to allow Cardinal O'Con-
nor to visit Israeli government
leaders has once again called at-
tention, in a rather unfriendly and
abrasive manner, to the Vatican's
double standard when it comes to
its relations with the Jewish
"Apparently, the Vatican had
no problem with Cardinal O'Con-
nor's official visits with Jordanian
government officials."
Vatican's persistent refusal to
hold such meetings has therefore
little to do with its views regar-
ding the status of Jerusalem and
everything to do with a diplomacy
that is tilted to the Arab world."
About 20 supporters of the
Jewish Defense Group (JDG) stag-
ed a demonstration here outside
St. Patrick's Cathedral, where
O'Connor has his pulpit, to protest
O'Connor's cancellation of the
meetings. Yaakov Lloyd of the
JDG called the Vatican an enemy
of the State of Israel and of the
But O'Connor received support
from Mayor Edward Koch who
called on Israeli officials to
welcome O'Connor and said the
Archbishop was a good friend of
Israel and the Jewish people.
At the root of the controversy is
the Vatican's refusal to recognize
Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
and the absence of full diplomatic
relationship with Israel began
after the Archbishop toured
Lebanon in June and then called
for a homeland for the Palestinian
people. Peres, who was Prime
Minister at the time, invited
O'Connor during an October
meeting in New York to visit the
country and learn the Israeli side
of the conflict.
But O'Connor's visit was com-
plicated by the Vatican's relations
with Israel. Formally, the Vatican
has never had full diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel but recognizes its
right to exist.
Israeli officials have paid formal
visits to the Vatican and only last
year Peres met Pope John Paul II
in Rome.
The Vatican does have a
Continued on Page 10-
Greek Leader Quick To Accept
Invitation To Visit Israel
ATHENS (JTA) The Speaker of the Greek Parlia-
ment, Yiannis Alevras, has accepted an invitation to visit
Israel extended by his counterpart, Knesset Speaker
Snlomo Hillel. He will make the visit in May, 1987 as the
head of a Greek Parliamentary delegation.
THE INVITATION was conveyed to Alevras by
Moshe Gilboa, Israel's diplomatic representative here.
Although Gilboa holds the rank of Ambassador, Greece and
Israel do not have diplomatic ties on the Ambassadorial
level and their relations until recently have been cool.
The fact that Alevras accepted the invitation without
hesitation and immediately set a date was considered
significant by diplomatic observers here. The Speaker is
one of the two closest associates and confidants of Prime
Minister Andreas Papandreou and apparently had Papan-
dreou's blessings to make the trip.
THE STATE-OWNED RADIO and television
highlighted it in their newscasts, something not done when
Israeli and Greek officials exchanged visits in the past. Ac-
cording to Gilboa, Alevras" forthcoming trip to Israel will
be of special importance to relations between the two coun-
tries. He noted it will be the first time a Greek Parliamen-
tary delegation has visited the Jewish State

AP/Wide World Photo
DEPORTED: Pro-Palestinian newspaper editor Akram
Haniyeh (teft) of Jerusalem is accompanied by an unidentified
Red Cross official to a Swissair plane at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Haniyeh, editor of the Arab-language A-Shaab newspaper, is ac-
cused of being a top official of the PLO and was deported through
Arab Daily Editor Haniya
Deported After Dropping Appeal
Haniya, editor of the East
Jerusalem Arabic daily AShaab,
was deported last week after
dropping his appeal to the
Supreme Court against the expul-
sion order.
Haniya was put aboard a
Swissair flight to Zurich at Ben-
Gurion Airport and is believed en
route to Algeria. He surprised his
supporters and accusers alike
when he dropped his appeal,
charging that he was "a victim of
political revenge."
HE SAID he decided not to
fight deportation after the high
court ruled that virtually all of the
evidence compiled against him
was classified information that
could not be made available to his
attorneys. This meant in effect
that Haniya could not defend
himself because he did not know
what to defend against.
In a statement to his lawyers, he
said: "I am a victim of political
revenge for my struggle as a
political person, as a journalist
and as a writer, to achieve the
legitimate rights of my people."
The Israeli authorities who
brought charges against Haniya
claimed he was a senior political
activist of El Fatah, the military
wing of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, and a conduit for
PLO funds and orders. He denied
the charges. The authorities con-
ceded there was no evidence to
link Haniya to terrorist acts.
Defense Ministry Closes Account
Used To Transfer Weapons Funds
Defense Ministry recently closed a
Swiss bank account used to
transfer money from weapons
purchased by Iran to the
Americans via Israel, according to
Israeli press reports.
Press reports in the past month
uncovered that part of the money
from the Swiss account into which
the Israelis deposited the
payments was diverted to aid the
Nicaraguan rebels, or Contras.
But the Israeli government has
vehemently denied any knowledge
of the diverted funds.
A Defense Ministry investiga-
tion into all the financial accounts
connected to the arms deal affair
found that Israeli arms dealers
Yaacov Nimrodi and Al Schwim-
mer delivered some $3 million to
Israel from the sale of the first
TOW missiles in September, 1985.
The Israelis, at the request of
American officials, then deposited
half the money in a Swiss account
whose number was provided by
the Americans. The rest of the
money went to Iranian arms
dealer and middleman Manucher
Ghorbanifar, also at the
Americans' request. About
$700,000 to $800,000 went to the
Israeli government to compensate
for shipping expenses, according
to the report in Haaretz.
The Defense Ministry has ac-
counted for all the funds transfer-
red to it, the report said. But the
Defense Ministry's investigation
did not account for money
transferred to middlemen and
arms dealers which did not reach
Israel, according to the report.
Modai Charges Cabinet Approved
Secret Budget Supplement
Minister-Without-Portfolio Yit-
zhak Modai charged Friday that
the Cabinet secretly approved a
$2.13 billion supplement to the
budget for the current fiscal year
while it is locked in debate over
the next fiscal year's budget.
Modai, a former Finance
Minister, made his allegation on a
television interview. He charged
that the 10.5 percent increase in
the current budget was
According to Modai, the Cabinet
could have created a welcome
precedent. During the past 10
years, he noted, the government
has always been forced to tack on
a supplementary budget. This
year it could have been avoided,
but "we have returned to our bad
old ways," he said.
Modai said the secret vote was
taken. at the Cabinet meeting
devoted to the new economic plan
last Monday evening. He said he
was not present because Premier
Yitzhak Shamir had assured when
he left the session that no further
votes were scheduled.
Friday, January 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Temple Anshei Shalom To
Honor Edward Dorfman
Edward Dorfman, now Presi-
dent Emeritus, after serving for
five successive one year terms as
the first elected President of West
Delray's Temple Anshei Shalom,
will receive due recognition, at a
Dinner-Dance in his honor, Satur-
day evening, March 28, at the
Temple President, Ben Simon,
Dorfman's successor, also stated
that the event is being sup-
plemented by a gold, silver and
white page souvenir, testimonial
Journal, to contain special
greetings from a vast and varied
array of well wishers.
Music for Dancing and accompa-
nying entertainment will be pro-
vided by well known pianist Elliot
Weiner and his orchestra. Vocals
will be offered by songstreet, Gin-
ny May, who will also offer her
special brand of vocal entertain-
ment, and will present her own
singing show.
K and K Caterers will provide a
full course dinner, music and
entertainment included, for $36
per person.
Dorfman retired to West
Delray, in 1979. For 17 years
previously, he headed the Con-
solidated Unit Corp., of Irvington,
New Jersey. He had a world
famous reputation for his exper-
tise in the manufacture of
Automotive Clutches. A member
of the Board of Trustees of the
Automotive Service Industry of
America, he was also a member of
the Auto Parts Rebuilders
Association, where he was chair-
man of the Clutch Rebuilders
As an officer of the New Jersey
Knights of Pythias, he did com-
munity charitable and civic work.
He received a commendation from
the Governor of Pennsylvania, for
organizing relief efforts after sec-
tions of Pennsylvania was
devastated by Hurricane Agnes.
He headed drives to raise funds
for New Jersey's Deborah
During this time, for his
business endeavors, he travelled
more than one million air miles,
circling the world several times.
In the Knights of Pythias, he
was elevated to Grand Chancellor
for the State of New Jersey. In
1950, he was raised to the degree
of Master Mason, in New York
City's Metropolis Lodge.
Settling in Delray, Dorfman im-
mediately joined Knights of
Pythias, Lake Worth Lodge 211.
At the same time he affiliated
with the Masonic Club of the
Villages of Oriole. When Jacob
Lodge, B'nai B'rith was formed,
Dorfman, as a Charter, founding
member, was elected a Trustee,
and continues to serve in that
A Synagogue affiliation began
for Dorfman 35 years ago. In the
1950s, at Temple Beth El, Cran-
ford, New Jersey he served in
many volunteer capacities, in-
cluding membership on the Tem-
ple's building committee, and as
Men's Club President.
In his new Delray environment,
here in South Florida, he joined
with a handful of neighbors, to
form the fledgling Temple Anshei
Shalom of West Delray. In 1980,
the first community High Holy
Days Services were held in a bor-
rowed Condo apartment, 40 in-
dividuals prayed before a Holy
Torah, covered by a prayer shawl,
Tallit, resting on an improvised
Holy Ark, consisting of a beach
With an ever increasing Jewish
population, the need for another
Conservative Temple became ap-
parent. Dorfman was the domi-
nant figure in spearheading the
Edward Dorfman
drive for funds and members. In a
predominantly senior citizen
retiree community, Dorfman was
able to garner $200,000 to pur-
chase six acres of land along West
Atlantic Avenue, one mile east of
the Florida Turnpike Delray
Beach exit 32.
Weekend Religious Services
were held at the Carteret Bank
branch on West Atlantic Avenue
and Carter Road. But the Bank
was not available on weekdays.
Thus, for Rosh Hashanah, Yom
Kippur, Passover and similar
Religious Services, Congregants
sought facilities at Condo
Clubhouses, Sales Offices, store
fronts and the like. They became
known as the Wistful, Wandering
Worshippers of West Delray.
Finally, there came Ground-
breaking ceremonies on Sunday,
December 18, 1983. Before an au-
dience of 1,000, Dorfman proudly
announced from the podium,
"This land is now our land." Soon,
thereafter, construction of the
$1,500,000 Temple edifice began,
and it was completed with con-
secration ceremonies on April 15,
On Sunday, May 20. 1984. with
the Temple under construction,
Dorfman stood before an im-
provised Holy Ark in the raw
cinder block room, without a roof,
that was designated as the future
Temple Chapel. With Rabbi
Joseph Noble officiating, Edward
Dorfman recited the marriage
vows and took unto himself Sarah
Brahin as his bride. This was the
historic first wedding in the
history of Temple Anshei Shalom.
Sarah has joined Ed as co-
chairperson of the Temple's
Honorials and Memorials Commit-
tee, soliciting major funds for the
For 24 years Sarah Dorfman
was with the U.S. Department of
the Navy. In her last position, as
Budget Analyst, she travelled
throughout the United States,
analyzing varied segments of the
Research and Development
budget. She left the Navy to
become Systems Analyst for a
Washington, D.C. Consulting
firm. Here, she established proper
office procedure systems, relating
to procurement of Government
Myron Friend and Fred Edelson
are co-chairmen with chairperson,
Ruthe Aronoff. Vice President,
Jack M. Levine is committee
Public Relations Chairman. Jour-
nal Ad and Dinner information for
reservations can be obtained at
Temple Office, 495-1300.
Amit Women Beersheva
Chapter will meet on Wednesday,
Jan. 14, at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray Beach
at 12:30 p.m. We welcome new
members to join us at our Annual
Paid-Up Membership Luncheon.
Entertainment will be provided by
the versatile Charles Hertzendorf.
Call Ethel Rosenthal, 496-2674.
The B'nai B'rith Women's
Chapter of Boca Raton is offer-
ing a trip to dinner and a show at
the Newport Hotel in Miami
Beach on Sunday, Jan. 25.
An exciting and uplifting
musical review about you entiled
"Lifsong" will be presented.
Transportation and gratuities
For reservations and further in-
formation please call Esther,
482-8860 or Sybil 482-3205.
B'nai B'rith Women In-
tegrity Council will hold their
regular meeting on Friday, Jan. 9
at Patch Reef Park N.W. 51st St.
and Yamato Rd., Boca Raton at
9:30 a.m.
Delray Beach Lodge No. 224
Boca Raton Lodge No. 229
The oldest National Jewish-
Fraternal and Benefit Order in
the United States has embarked
on a membership drive in the
above areas. Membership benefits
include scholarship funds for
members, wives and children;
special Blood Bank, a Social Ac-
tion Committee; low cost life in-
surance for members and families;
placement for ailing members to
convalescent facilities and a wide
range of service oriented ac-
tivities. We pride ourselves in our
motto of "Friendship-Love and
Truth." For more complete infor-
mation and day and time of
meetings, call Max Rosenbaum
(Delray Beach) 499-36% or Harry
Steinfeld (Boca Raton) 483-6272.
Free. Eye Screening and minor
repairs of glasses, Kenneth Lid-
sitt, MD; Monday, Jan. 15 and
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11:15 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. at the Mae Volen
Senior Center, 1515 West Palmet-
to Park Road. Call to register
The National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council will hold their plenary
session Feb. 15-18 at the
Bonaventure Hotel and Spa. The
Honorable Harry A. Blackmun,
Associate Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court, will be the
keynote speaker, with the topic:
"The Constitution's 200th An-
niversary: What has Been Achiev-
ed and What Still Needs to be
Done to Protect the Rights of the
Other topics to be addressed in
general sessions and forums in-
clude: U.S. Foreign Policy in the
Middle East after Iran; Religious
Pluralism in Israel and the Role of
the Jewish Community Relations
Field; the Soviet Jewry Movement
after Reykjavik; Welfare: Is it
Ripe for Reform; Dialogue with
Arab Americans: Opportunity or
Risk?; and Teaching Moral Values
in the Public Schools Without
Preaching Spiritual Values: Can it
be Done?

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 9, 1987
Cancer Patients At Heart of Western Protest To Move Soviets
Now that Rimma Brawe
has left the Soviet Union,
and is in the United States,
the matter of other known
Soviet refusenik cancer pa-
tients remains very much in
the hearts and minds of
their kin, and supporters, in
the West.
In fact, the release of Brawe
last month and of Tatiana
Bogomolny in October gives in-
creased hope to the cause of ob-
taining the freedom of other ailing
refuseniks whose hope rests in
some experimental medical
techniques available in a few
selected hospitals in the West,
techniques that have the possibili-
ty of saving lives.
Hart (D., Colo.) met in Moscow
with top Soviet officials, including
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
and Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze, and raised the
issue of about 12 people who want
to emigrate, among them cancer
patients with families in the West.
High on the list is Inna Meiman of
Moscow whose husband's
daughter, Olga Plum, lives in
Boulder, Colo.
Hart spoke specifically about
Meiman, 54, who suffers from a
recurrent tumor on her neck for
which she has had four operations.
Doctors in Moscow have told her
there is little more they can do for
her, in spite of the appearance of a
fifth tumor on her neck.
Before he left Moscow on the
flight to Vienna with Rimma
Brawe. Hart was told by Shevar-
nadze that the Soviets would
allow Inna Meiman to leave, but
that her husband, Naum, 75,
would not be permitted to accom-
pany her. Shevardnadze reported-
ly told Hart that the people on his
list who do not require security
clearances are free to leave.
NAUM MEIMAN. a refusenik
since 1975, has had his visa re-
quest turned down on grounds or
knowing "state secrets." He is
also categorized as a dissident by
dint of his membership in the now
disbanded Moscow Helsinki
monitoring group.
The group included Yelena Bon-
ner, Alexander Ginsburg, Yuri
Orlov, Anatoly Sharansky, and
Anatoly Marchenko, who was
reported to have died Dec. 8 in
Chistopol Prison.
Inna Meiman is currently taking
a position that she will not leave
without her husband, Dr. Gerald
Batist, a research oncologist in
Montreal who has worked
ceaselessly since April on behalf
of the cancer patients, has said
that it is extremely important that
the couple remain together in the
face of Inna Meiman's critical
medical situation.
He said that doctors strongly
believe that "the psychological
status is extremely critical" in the
treatment of a cancer patient.
"Separation from her husband,"
said Batist, "could compromise
any benefit from medical
THE MATTER of these Soviet
cancer patients has drawn sup-
port from the whole spectrum of
American politicians, on a bipar-
tisan basis, said Leon Charny,
whose brother, Benjamin Charny,
49, has been waiting to leave the
Soviet Union for seven years and
has been suffering from cancer as
Benjamin Charny applied to
emigrate in the spring of 1979
separately from his brother Leon
who lived in another district of
Moscow and went to a different
OVIR office. Leon received a visa;
Benjamin did not. Two weeks
after Leon left, Benjamin learned
that he had melanoma skin
Soviet dissident and cancer patient Rimma
Brawe is shown in her recent reunion with
her sister, Larissa Shapiro (right), of
A year and a half later, Ben-
jamin was refused a visa on the
grounds of having access to "state
secrets." Benjamin is a
He was told by his superiors to
resign his job before applying to
emigrate. He has not worked
since then, except for some brief
free-lance assignments as a scien-
tific translator from Russian to
At one point, he worked as a
teacher of mathematics at a voca-
tional school in Moscow, described
by Leon Charny as more difficult
than inner city schools in
America. Teachers at these
schools are in short supply, Leon
Charny said. But Benjamin was,
ironically, fired from that job as
soon as school authorities learned
he was a refusenik.
IN 1980, Benjamin suffered a
massive heart attack. He was in
and out of hospitals, his brother
said. In 1983, he was hospitalized
for four straight months. After-
wards, he was classified as an in-
valid, which means he cannot
work and receives a small
All of the cancer patients are
designated invalids, says Leon
Charny. The status of invalid is
reconsidered every year by Soviet
authorities following a yearly
month-long examination, he ex-
plained. The last time Benjamin
underwent the examination was
last May.
A year and a half ago, a tumor
was found growing on Benjamin's
neck. Doctors didn't know what to
do, Leon said. The oncologist
wanted to remove it; the car-
diologist didn't concur. He was
A PWide World Photo
Rochester, N.Y., who wipes away a tear on
Rimma's cheek.
AP/Wide World Photo
Freed Soviet dissident Yri Orlov has announced his acceptance of
a research position at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. When
asked what he missed about the Soviet Union, Orlov replied, My
three sons,' and signalled with his hand the traditional victory
sign for their ultimate release. AP/Wide World Photo.
'Glasnost': An Exercise In Bitter Ironies
president of the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews,
Pamela B. Cohen, has
issued a strong denunciation
of the Soviet announcement
last week that 55 emigres
have returned to Moscow.
According to Cohen, "It is
ironic that the Soviets and the
western media chose to place such
a distorted emphasis upon the 55
returnees, while 280,000 Soviet
Jews who left the USSR in the
past 16 years continue to enjoy
life in the west. Moreover, it is
disturbing that the Soviet Union
continues to deny freedom of
movement to its own citizens."
nearly 400,000 Soviet Jews have
asked permission to leave the
USSR, and have become caught
up in a bureaucratic Soviet game
of delay, red tape, and doubletalk.
"Almost 30,000 Soviet Jews
have been repeatedly denied per-
mission to emigrate from the
USSR. Some have waited more
than a decade in vain. It is utterly
absurd that the Soviets can talk
proudly of those few citizens who
return to their country, while, at
the same time, they block the exit
path for hundreds of thousands of
Continued on Page 9
not operated on because of his car-
diac condition.
LEON, who lives in Needham,
Mass., and is a PhD candidate at
MIT in engineering, has been try-
ing to publicize his brother's
plight since June 12, when a group
of cancer patient refuseniks put
together their own press con-
ference in Moscow. The patients
Charny, Bogomolny and
Meiman did this as an act of
desperation, said Leon.
In June, following the press con-
ference, which was attended by
Western journalists, Batist in
Montreal started the Interna-
tional Cancer Patients Solidarity
Committee. Batist had been in
Moscow in the spring visiting
Brawe and Bogomolny.
SINCE THAT initial con-
ference, these people have held
eight press conferences, at least
one per month, in the U.S.,
Canada, and in Vienna on the
opening day of the Helsinki Ac-
cord follow-up talks.
AT THESE conferences, promi-
nent legislators, Ambassadors
and over 1,000 physicians have
thrown their support behind the
cancer patients in what Batist
described as a "humanitarian
movement not anti-Soviet."
These supporters "are joining a
winning team," Batist said.
Leon Charny, speaking on the
plight of the refusenik cancer pa-
tients, said. "This should not be
repeated. I don't think that in a
civilized world that cancer pa-
tients should spend their remain-
ing lives' energy trying to get
together with their families."
JTA Service
Menorah Now
At Center
Continued from Page 4
religious symbols from public
The AJCongress side had better
luck in Des Moines, Iowa, where
Federal District Judge Harold
Vietor turned down a request for
a court order sought by Lubavitch
that would have allowed a
menorah to be placed on the
grounds of the State Capitol. The
State Attorney General had
issued an informal opinion that
the display would be unconstitu-
tional, Stern said.
In Eighth Circuit Federal
Court, Lubavitch lost an appeal of
Vietor's decision. Krinsky said
Des Moines Lubavitchers are con-
sidering alternatives, such as
displaying the menorah in other
sites or erecting it on State
Capitol grounds for several hours
each non-Sabbath night of
Chanukah, and then dismantling
ALL OF THIS litigation during
the Christmas season has drawn
criticism from some ideological
allies of AJCongress, who worry
about fostering societal ill will.
Stern said he understood that
argument, and that it had been
the "prevailing wisdom for years"
to avoid the lawsuits during this
But he said that after
Christmas, the plaintiffs run the
risk of having their case called ir-
relevant. "Next year, who knows
what will happen?" he asked, "the
only sure time to litigate is when
the creche or the menorah is up."
And he said litigation is the only
way to protest these displays.
Wolf Elected
Milton Wolf recently was elected
to a second term as president of
the Jewish Community Federa-
tion of Cleveland.

Friday, January 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Our Readers Write:
O'Connor Serves the
Will of the Vatican
militiaman of Druse warlord Walid
Jumblatt's -progressive socialist party escorts
Mrs. Joelle Kauffmann upon her arrival at
Beirut airport in the kidnap-plagued Moslem
sector of the Lebanese capital. Mrs. Kauff-
Peretz Vows
mann said she hopes her husband, kidnapped
by an underground faction in Lebanon, unll be
released, 'very, very quickly.' The kidnapping
was explained as retaliation against Israel's
recent air attacks against Lebanese terrorist
centers. AP/Wide World Photo.
Reform Judaism Is 'Destroying' Israel
Outgoing Interior Minister
Yitzhak Peretz, who formal-
ly resigned Sunday, has ac-
cused Reform Judaism of
"destroying Israel" and
maintained that the recogni-
tion of Reform conversions
was the "greatest tragedy
which has befallen the peo-
ple of Israel.
Peretz, who heads the ultra-
Orthodox Shas Party, offered
those opinions in a "farewell in-
terview" on Israel Radio Monday.
He resigned rather than comply
with a Supreme Court order to
register as a Jew Shoshana Miller,
an American immigrant con-
verted to Judaism by a Reform
rabbi in the U.S. four years ago.
Reform communities in Israel) are
destroying Israel. They are bring-
ing the Jewish people to destruc-
tion, to assimilation. Why do the
government heads not wake up?
Where are they?" asked Peretz
who is an Orthodox rabbi.
He accused the government of
"dealing with trivialities in the
face of the greatest danger ever
facing Israel even more serious
than Israel's defense problems, or
the economic situation or the tax
reform question."
According to Peretz, "The day
will come when this government
will stand before the historic
judgement of the people of Israel.
The day will come when this
government will have to answer
because it is about to give official
approval for the entrance of
Reform organizations into
Meanwhile, no successor has
been named for Peretz. The In-
terior portfolio, traditionally held
by a member of an Orthodox par-
ty, will be placed temporarily in
the hands of Premier Yitzhak
Shamir pending the appointment
of a new Minister.
No Replacement Yet
Shamir Accepts Resignation Regretfully
Continued from Page 1
headed by a member of an Or-
thodox political party. The Or-
thodox rabbinate refuses to
recognize conversions performed
abroad by non-Orthodox rabbis.
Only Orthodox rabbis are permit-
ted to perform conversions in
Miller was converted four years
ago by Rabbi David Klein, a
Reform rabbi of Colorado Spr-
ings, Colo. She immigrated to
Israel a year ago and appealed to
the Supreme Court after the In-
terior Ministry refused to register
her as a Jew, thus denying her
automatic citizenship.
The Supreme Court ruling last
month precipitated a crisis in Or-
thodox circles. Miller must be
In Cellar
Egyptian Jew Who Hid For
22 Years Passes Away
TEL AVIV (JTA) Cesar Yaacov Douek, an Egyp-
tian Jew who hid in a cellar for 22 years, died in Cairo Sun-
day at the age of 82, Israel Radio reported.
DOUEK WENT INTO hiding in 1957 when then Egyp-
tian President Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered Jews expelled
from Egypt in the aftermath of the Sinai campaign. He con-
cealed himself in the cellar of his sister's house. She had
married an Egyptian attorney and converted to the
Moslem faith.
Douek emerged fr* lading when the Egyptian-Israeli
peace treaty was signed in 1979. But he rarely left the
house after that because of advanced age.
given status as a Jew which, in ef-
fect, recognizes Reform conver-
sion as valid in Israel.
Miller herself is presently in the
U.S. caring for her widowed
father who is seriously ill. She said
on an Israel Radio telephone in-
terview Sunday that she plans to
return to Israel as scon as she can.
She expressed regret over the
controversy aroused by her case.
"I AM NOT a political animal.
When I converted to Judaism I
believed I was making an entirely
personnal commitment. I sudden-
ly found myself in the center of a
public controversy," she said.
Commenting on Peretz's
resignation, Miller observed that
it "was proof that all the streams
of Judaism have to be treated
Miller indicated that she could
have ended the controversy by
agreeing to Rabbi Klein's sugges-
tion that she submit to Orthodox
conversion rites in Israel. She said
her conversion experience was a
"momentous event in my life and
I see no reason to do it again."
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
The Pope visited a Rome
synagogue, greeted a Jewish
delegation from America, granted
permission to Cardinal O'Connor
to speak to King Hussein but
not to Israel's Prime Minister
even as a gesture of goodwill.
Consider the multi-billions in
profit made in business with
Arabs by corporations who con-
tribute to the papacy and pro-
bably influence Mideast policy at
the State Department.
In truth, Jordan is not a genuine
friend of U.S. Israel is a proven
reliable ally.
Peace on Earth but not in the
Holy Land.
New York City
EDITOR, Jewish Floridian:
How can I or any other Jew
relate to others of a different
ethnic group the plight of Jews in
other countries where they are op-
pressed and then read in
newspapers about Russian Jewish
emigres who say they want to go
back because they feel that
America is for Americans, and
Russia is for Russians?
Also about the emigration from
Israel of many young Jews. What
answers do I have to give?
Palm Beach
'Glasnost' Is More Murder,
Imprisonment and Oppression
Continued from Page 8
Soviet Jews who want to go," said
According to Cohen, "Dr. An-
drei Sakharov's return to Moscow
has been an unqualified public
relations coup for Soviet
Secretary Gorbachev, represen-
ting the high point of a carefully
crafted strategy designed to
deflect the American public's
focus from the reality of the
Soviets' dismal human rights
"Despite the worldwide praise
that has been heaped upon Gor-
bachev, releasing Sakharov from
a seven-year exile says very little
about human rights in the Soviet
Union. Instead, it is a testament
to the intense pressure applied to
the Soviets from foreign and
domestic sources urging
Sakharov's release."
Sakharov continues to urge im-
provement in the Soviet treat-
ment of dissidents, he has become,
perhaps unwittingly, a tool in the
Soviet campaign of human rights
public relations. He is the central
focus of a Soviet ploy designed to
convince many in the West that
there really is a spirit of Glasnost
or openness in Soviet society.
"Sadly, there are other Soviet
citizens caught up in Gorbachev's
scenario. Three months ago, the
Soviet* inexplicably released from
prison poet Irina Ratushinskaya,
and allowed her to travel to the
West for medical treatment. Last
month, Gorbachev played the role
of the avuncular teddybear, giving
a warm reception to Colorado
Sen. Gary Hart, and allowing the
senator to leave Moscow in the
company of a Soviet Jewish
refuseniks suffering from cancer.
After months of delay, the Soviets
finally allowed her to go to the
West for medical treatment.
"If all of this seems to be part of
a new spirit of an open Soviet
society, it could be because many
in the West are not separating
Soviet human rights rhetoric from
the reality of a dismal human
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Prediction Awry
O'Connor Visits On Vatican's Terms
Continued from Page 6-
representative in Israel, an
Apostolic Delegate whose rank is
lower than that of an ambassador.
RABBI Marc Tanenbaum,
director of international relations
of the American Jewish Commit-
tee, reported in July that O'Con-
nor told him he would suport
Vatican diplomatic ties with Israel
with three preconditions:
Israel should "assist substan-
tially" in finding "a Palestinian
homeland," Israel should help
achieve peace in Lebanon, and
Israel should help bring about the
security of some eight million
Christians living in the Arab
Tanenbaum continued that
"Not a word was addressed by
O'Oconnor directly nor explicitly
to Syria, the Shiite and Sunni
Moslems in Lebanon, Iran, nor
Libya all of whom have been ac-
tive in destabilizing Lebanon and
in massacring Christians for their
own fanatic purposes of conver-
ting the Middle East to an Arab-
Moslem hegemony."
O'Connor has also declined a
tour of Christian holy places in
Jerusalem with Kollek, designed
to show the Cardinal investments
the city has made in restoring and
preserving such sites, the reports
said. The changes are apparently
designed in part to avoid recogniz-
Dismays ADL
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith has
expressed its dismay at the
Argentine government's
decision that will close the
door on the prosecution of
those responsible for
atrocities committed under
the former military regime.
The law, submitted to Congress
by President Raul Alfonsin and
known as "Punto Final" (full
stop), establishes a 60-day
deadline for the submission of in-
dictments against persons involv-
ed in the abduction, torture, and
disappearance of thousands dur-
ing the military rule from 1976 to
1983. Alfonsin signed the law on
Dec. 26.
According to the ADL, similar
action has been approved in
Uruguay, where President Julio
Sanguinetti last month signed a
law approved by the Chamber of
Deputies providing total amnesty
for those responsible for human
rights violations during the
military regime from 1973-1985.
Abraham Foxman, associate na-
tional director of the ADL, and
head of its International Affairs
Division, said that while his agen-
cy commends the Alfonsin ad-
ministration for bringing to trial
members of the military junta and
other select officials, "we deplore
the recent legislative actions that
would prevent military personnel
and others from being brought to
justice in Argentina and Uruguay.
Those guilty of murder, torture
and anti-Semitism in the jails
ought not go unpunished."
Foxman added: "Commitment
to justice through law is essential
not only for the sake of the
memory of the disappeared and all
those who suffered under military
rule but also for the sake of the
future of continued democracy in
Argentina and Uruguay."
ing Jerusalem as the capital of
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
The attempted changes of
schedule have disrupted the
delicate relations between
Jerusalem and the Archbishop,
who first prompted an official in-
vitation to visit Israel after mak-
ing statements last summer in the
press sympathetic to Palestinian
"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'Con-
nor the problem from an Israeli
perspective, Peres, who was then
Prime Minister, extended a per-
sonal invitation to O'Connor when
the two met in New York in
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
Meanwhile, other 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-El, a friend of O'Connor's,
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 Cngregations,
said it was disappointing that
O'Connor would snub Israeli
leaders immediately following an
official reception by Jordanian's
King Hussein.
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
wholly successful one."
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iSexual Abuse
Friday, January 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Jewish Child Molestation Reported on Rise
Continued from Page 1
hese comprised 39 cases of
hysical injury, 35 cases of sexual
.use and 27 cases involving
eprivation and neglect.
HE INDICATED that of the 39
hildren found to have been
ihysically abused during 1985, six
ere under two years old, five
ere three-to-five years old, 15
ere in the six-to-nine years old,
[our were between the ages of
0-to-12, and nine were over 13
ears in age.
He said most physical abuse oc-
urs when a parent deals harshly
ith a child in applying discipline.
e said that since fathers were
own to be the chief offenders in
th physical and sexual abuse,
ith relatives and friends not far
hind, the belief that shielding
hildren from strangers will pro-
ct them from abuse is a myth.
Reiss asserted that another
yth being shattered is that abus-
children are mainly ikn low-
come or single-parent families,
e said the data showed that most
f the physically abused children
ome from families with annual in-
mes of $25,000 to $35,000. The
ajority of sexually abused
hildren come from families
irhose annual incomes exceed
Rabbi Steven Solomon, JFSSSC
rotective services director,
sserted that almost half of the
omplaints of physical or sexual
buse handled by the agency dur-
ng the 12 months ending last
ilarch 31, the agency's calendar
ear, involved Jewish children.
JDC To Aid
American Jewish Joint Distribu-
ion Committee (JDC) is allocating
50,000 to help rebuild a
indergarten in San Salvador, the
apital of El Salvador, according
o Heinz Eppler, president of the
DC. The Estado de Israel, a non-
ectarian school serving 300
tudents, was destroyed by the
arthquake in October that left
early 1,00 people dead and
1,000 families homeless.
"The JDC allocation will match
unds contributed by* the
jalvadoran Jewish community,"
Appier said. "The combination of
unds will enable the school to be
ebuilt." This marks the first time
hat the international relief agen-
y and the Salvadoran community
ave collaborated on a project.
The kindergarten was located in
very poor neighborhood of San
Salvador Students will be meeting
i tents until the reconstruction is
The JDC established a 'JDC
pen Mailbox' program for
iilvadoran earthquake relief in
October," noted Ralph Goldman.
DC executive vice president.
This is a mechanism for the
American Jewish community to
ontribute toward non-sectarian
elief for victims of major
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THE MONTREAL agency's in-
take includes some non-Jewish
children. Such
referred to
cases are usually
an appropriate non-
Jewish family agency in Montreal.
Like Reiss, Solomon said that
the Jewish community must stop
believing "this kind of thing does
not happen to us." He said 18 of
the cases of child sexual abuse in
1985-86 involved Jewish families,
the largest number of children of
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to the Jewish graduates of the
four major military academies, an-
nounced Edwin Goldwasser, na-
tional commander. "Often, the
ranking Jewish officers are called
upon to conduct services for
Jewish personnel," he explained.
"The use of these Kiddush cups,
at Friday night services around
the world, will link American
Jewish servicemen and women to
their heritage and their history."
any ethnic group served by the
-Agency officials said complaints
come mainly from professionals
and from neighbors. The youth
protection act mandates that
anyone suspecting that a child is
being molested must report such
suspicions to a government youth
protection office.
The Montreal agency uses such
devices as videotaping every in-
terview by a social worker with a
child suspected of being an abuse
victim. Solomon said the rationale
is to spare the child from suffering
the added trauma of repeatedly
describing the abuse. The
videotape can be used by police of-
ficials to help them decide what
action should be taken against the
adult offender. But the tapes can-
not be used as evidence in court.
Solomon said the JFSSSC had
been able to identify one local
Jewish man for whom children
have been the preferred sexual ob-
ject for at least two decades.
Even after the agency was able
to get from the offender a confes-
sion on videotape "that he has
been abusing children in the
Jewish community," it could do no
more than warn school officials to
be on the lookout for him.
Solomon said none of the parents
have been willing to prosecute
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