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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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Volume9 Number 6
Serving Boca Raton, Oelray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, February 6,1987
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In The Jewish Floridian,
What Do You Think?
Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, February 6, 1987
Condom Ads Stir Heated Debate Among Jewish Floridian Readers
Should condoms be adver-
tised in the pages of The
Jewish Floridian? As media
throughout the nation wage
a heated debate over the
issue of condom advertising,
The Jewish Floridian is also
in the process of deciding
whether or not to run the
This ancient birth control
device, purportedly invented by a
doctor at the court of King
Charles II of England, but pro-
bably in use for thousands of years
before, is enjoying renewed
popularity due to what some are
calling "the AIDS epidemic."
CONDOMS, which traditionally
have been used as protection
against the spread of venereal
diseases, can also prevent the
AIDS virus from being transmit-
ted, according to the Surgeon
General. In response to the
public's concern about AIDS, con-
dom advertisements have begun
to emphasize the health issue
rather than the contraceptive
aspect of their product.
In light of this, some
newspapers, such as the New
York Times, have taken on the
business of :ondom companies,
while others, such as the Miami
Herald, refuse to run the ads on
the grounds that they are not in
good taste or would be unaccep-
table to the general public.
For a paper such as The Jewish
Floridian, the question of whether
or not to run the ads is made more
complex by the issue of traditional
Jewish family values. The most
Orthodox sector of the Jewish
community frowns upon the use of
any birth control, which is pro-
scribed by Jewish law.
wanted to know how reader.*
would respond to seeing condoms
averUsed in its columns, and so
undertook s poll asking for the
reactions of rabbis from the three
main movements (Orthodox, Con-
servative, and Reform), readers
selected at random from its
subscription files, doctors and
representatives of Jewish
The result, much like the na
tional debate, was mixed. The
responses ranged from those who
would not be st all offended to
those wh>> would be ilruoglj of
led. with views that ran the
gamut from medical to moral
Some of the people questioned
refused to comment re
quested that the Jewish Floridian
print their replien but not their
names, and often the most liberal
and unabashed responses came
from the older segments of its
"I WOULD like for them to
sdvertise They're for the safety
of people who are active Why
would I be insulted? Anything to
help people is a great thing." said
Mrs. Florence Merlin, an 80-year
old Miami woman, retired from
it have any idea that peo-
uatng condoms." she
' this was always a
i of birth control for many
years. If you're going to have dif
ferent sexual partners, as it teems
to be now. they should use con
dons for health and for birth
control "
Henry Kramers, M. retired
from the manufacturing
automotive line, is in agreement
"There are people around who
don't know that they (condoma)
wfll help, especially the younger
generation It's shell of t thing If
they thought of this advertising
years ago. Iiiiiim might have
been prevented a long time ago "
ar-old grandmother
fl I m from the old
'Some newspapers have taken on the
business of condom companies, while
others refuse to run the ads on the
grounds that they are not in good taste
or would be unacceptable to the
general public.'
school. I positively would not be
offended. I think it would be a
wonderful thing. I feel people ir.
our stage of life would approve."
A young businessman in
another stage of life, has a dif-
ferent point of view. "I would ob-
ject to it," he says. "My guess is
that those members of the Or-
thodox community are against it.
I'm Orthodox."
"The fundamental issue is not
getting involved in the negative
relationships that cause the pro-
blem," states Rabbi Sholom Lip
skar of the Shul of Bal Harbour.
"In the Hassidic and Torah-
oriented community, the AIDS
issue is not prevalent because
premarital and extramarital sex is
not within the structure of Torah
law. Men and women know who
Rabbi Sholom Lipakar
In the Hassidic and Torah-
onented community, the
AIDS issue is not prevalent
because premarital and
extramarital sex is not
within the structure of
Torah law
their partners are and have been
Rabbi Lipskar says that he
Mieves that the condom issue is
"going down the wrong path"
because the advertisement of con-
doms, in his opinion, encourages
people to continue with the kind of
sexual behavior which has caused
the health problem in the first
It's like a sore which you just
cover with a cream and don't
treat," he adds about the con-
troversial ads.
would find condom adver-
David Faigen
'From an Orthodox point of
view, condoms are not
permitted. From a secular
point of view. I would just
find this kind of advertising
offensive. It's a private,
personal matter."
tisements offensive." Faigen, 35,
is executive director of the
Talmudic University.
"From an Orthodox point of
view, condoms are not permitted.
From a secular point of view, I
would just find this kind of adver-
tising offensive. It's a private,
personal matter, and I don't think
that it's anything that should be
aired in the media.
"I don't think it's something
which any little 7-or-8-year-old kid
could take a look at and just start
asking questions. If his parents
want him to know about sex or
condoms, they'll tell him," he said,
rather than discovering these
things in a newspaper.
"People know that they exist,
and if they're interested in that
sort of thing they know where to
get them." he continued. "The
Jewish Floridian is one of the few
papers I know that I can pick up
and know that I'm not going to be
reading something offensive to
me, and I'm not going to have to
look at advertisements which I
don't want to look at."
A MORE measured response
comes from Regina Cussell, 52, a
bird trainer:
"It depends on how it (the
advertising) is done, really. The
commercial they wanted to put on
TV offended me because to me it's
promoting promiscuity. I think
that the purpose for trying to
advertise condoms is to prevent
people from getting AIDS and
other diseases."
"It's when they say 'making
love can mean death' that offends
me. It gives me the impression
that they're saying it would be OK
to have sex as long as you use
"I have a daughter who is 12,
and I wouldn't want her to see
that type of commerical. An ad in
the paper would be fine. I think
it's wondeful for people to have
protection against disease, but we
don't want to encourge our young
to have intercourse."
Baumguard of Temple Beth Am in
South Miami has no personal ob-
jection. Says Rabbi Baumguard:
"Reform Judaism is not opposed
to a reasonable amount of birth
control. We don't believe people
should use birth control methods
not to have any children, but we
think individuals have a right to
use birth control so families would
not be huge."
But Rabbi Baumguard is not
sure that it would be appropriate
for a Jewish newspaper to run
condom advertisements.
"It would be rather difficult if
you consider the feelings and the
principles of traditional Jews," he
admits. "It's like serving non-
kosher food at a general gathering
where there might be some Or-
thodox people you wouldn't do
Auerbach of Temple Beth Shira is
less conservative in his opinion on
the matter. "I'm in favor of it...
I would even go stronger than be-
ing in favor of it. I would say it's
absolutely mandatory.
"And I don't understand why in
this culture of ours we continually
hide our heads in the sand.
Whether we like it or not, people
are going to be sexually active.
For them to be unprotected
because of somebody's moral posi-
tion is simply not right."
Yossi Teitelbaum, executive
director of Hebraica's Miami
Community Center, is in
"Every sexually-related thing,
especially when it helps to save
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And I don't understand
why in this culture of ours
we continually hide our
heads in the sand. Whether
we like it or not. people are
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The memory of Bert Sales
will be honored by the
establishment of a Woodland
of 2,600 trees on the Land of
Israel by the Jewish National
Fund. This project was in-
itiated by Dr. Marvin
Rosenberg and will be im-
plemented with the numerous
gifts received in memory of
Bert Sales from the Jewish
community in Palm Beach
"Bert's years of dedicated
work to develop the Land of
Israel, through his involve-
ment with The Development
Corporation for Israel, has led
the Jewish community to in-
sure that a suitable memorial
be established on the land that
he so deeply loved. His
memory will be made eternal
through the planting of trees
in this living and most fitting
memorial," stated Dr.
The project will be located at
the American Independence
Park near Jerusalem. Mr.
Sales wife, Marylin, as well as
other family members are
planning to visit Israel to
dedicate the Woodland.
The Jewish National Fund is
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, February 6, 1987
Israel Should Reveal
Arms Role
Several weeks ago, we opined in these col-
umns that Israel must come clean about its
role in the Iran arms deal that is now shak-
ing the Reagan Administration apart
precisely because it has thus far failed to do
the same. Despite Administration
spokesman Larry Speakes' declaration over
the weekend that Americans are by now
"bored" with the Iran scandal, an opinion he
could well afford to air since, as of Friday he
quit the job, Americans are anything but
bored with it.
It is our belief, and the belief of every
clear-thinking individual, that things will be
getting worse for the Administration, not
better, if it continues on its current
stonewalling course. If for no other reason,
Israel should long since have made a clean
breast of its role. The longer it waits, the
more difficult will it become for that nation
to approximate the innocent plea it has
clung to from the very beginning that it
was a mere facilitator of the sale of arms,
and at the request of the Reagan
Senate Questions Innocence
For the Senate Intelligence Committee's
most recent report on the scandal now
focuses the spotlight on the Israeli role
beyond a shadow of a doubt and as a role
that was far from innocent. Indeed, the
report insists that the arms deal was initially
proposed by Israel as a means of having U.S.
hostages in Lebanon released and of repair-
ing the poor relations between the United
States and Iran preparatory to the passing
on of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the
hopeful establishment in his stead of a more
moderate regime.
Furthermore, the report declares that the
diverting of funds from the profits of the
arms sales to the activity of the contras in
Nicaragua was specifically an Israeli notion
which Israel pursued independently.
What all this means is either that Israel
has already come clean, and the Senate In-
telligence Committee report has come to
many false conclusions, or else that Israel,
for its own reasons, has been trying to
preserve the secrecy of a series of deals long
since gone awry and, need one add, no
longer secret.
As of now, the latter seems highly unlike-
ly. The Senate Committee's report is clearly
more reliable than are the Israeli denials
Stonewalling Must End
What is at stake now is the image of Israel
as a genuine friend of the United States
rather than as an agent for its own agenda
which it pursued while manipulating U.S.
foreign policy. Is it possible that Israel was
able to tweak the nose of Uncle Sam?
This is a question we asked in these col-
umns several weeks ago and concluded that
it was hardly likely. Now, we are essentially
convinced otherwise. If individuals on the
lowest echelons of Reagan Administration
power, such as Lt. Col. Oliver North and Ad-
miral John Poindexter, were able to pursue
agendas of their own without President
Reagan or even Secretary of State Shultz
knowing about them, then why not Israel?
The result of all of this soul-searching, no
less than a search of the mounting evidence
that places in profound question the Israeli
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proclamation of innocence in the matter, is
that there has opened a dangerously-wide
door through which enemies of the
U.S.-Israeli alliance can pour in order to pur-
sue all sorts of mischief, in short, their own
Indeed, it is remarkable thus far how low
key has been the careful reaction of
members of both the Senate and House of
Representatives to the conclusions about
Israel's role as described in the Senate In-
telligence Committee report and to the
conclusions being reached by the House in
its own investigation into the scandal.
Nor is the Administration any less careful
in its repeated assertion at the highest
echelons that Israel was merely a friend
seeking to facilitate a deal between the
United States and Iran.
For Israel to continue to stonewall what
appears to be the increasingly clear conclu-
sions of Congressional inquiries is to gamble
with unleashing the capacity for anti-Israel
mischief by enemies of the alliance of friend-
ship between the two nations now lurking on
Capitol Hill who are thus far being held at
bay by the Administration and the Con-
gress' own low key handling of Israel's role
in all this.
There can be no doubt that Israel must
bite the bullet now and tell the truth. To con-
tinue to try to keep secret what is no longer
secret will not work for Israel. Certainly, it
isn't working for the Reagan Administra-
tion or, indeed, for the President himself,
both of whom essentially have the nation's
sympathy. Israel can not lay claim to the
same kind of sympathy.
Nor can Israel any longer let pass the
same amount of time that the U.S. accords
its own government in coming clean. The
time for Israel to act is now.
More Than Demonstration
It Was Collective Show of Solidarity
Friday, February 6, 1987
Volume 9
Number 6
The massive march on rural
Forsyth County, Ga., on
Jan. 24 was more than a
demonstration against the
hostile racism that occurred
there one week earlier.
Rather, according to consensus,
it was a collective show of solidari-
ty against the racial intolerance
that has occurred recently in
Howard Beach, N.Y., at The
Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and in
recent racial incidents in
Philadelphia and Boston.
"This thing developed a life of
its own," said Sherry Frank,
Southeastern director of the
American Jewish Committee.
Frank commented that the Ku
Klux Klan's hostile appearance
Jan. 17 in Forsyth County,
situated 38 miles north of Atlanta,
shocked the sensibilities of the na-
tion and was the straw that broke
the camel's back.
THE LARGEST civil rights
march in more than two decades,
estimated at 15,000 to 20,000,
bore witness to the change that
has occurred with the passing of
time. Nearly half the marchers on
Jan. 24 in Forsyth County were
white and this time the law was on
the side of the demonstrators, not
against them as it was in the
In fact, the s"cene of the
demonstration resembled an army
camp: Some 1,700 Georgia Na-
tional Guardsmen in riot regalia
were joined by law enforcement
officials from the Georgia Bureau
of Investigation, the Georgia
State Patrol and a myriad of law
enforcement officials from
jurisdictions in and around
metropolitan Atlanta.
In all, a force of nearly 3,000
kept an angry group of 1,000
counter-demonstrators at bay,
staving off a potential confronta-
tion with the marchers.
Prior to leaving Atlanta for the
ride to Cumming, the county seat
of Forsyth, 175 busloads of par-
ticipants, including this reporter,
waited anxiously, not knowing
what lay ahead.
FRANK SAID that Jews, from
'In both Howard Beach and
Forsyth County you have
white youths expressing a
territorial impulse against a
different race.'
. .-.;
Atlanta and elsewhere, were well
represented in proportion to their
percentage of the country's
population. And if it had not been
for the Shabbat, she said, more
Jews would have participated.
"The words of the counter-
demonstrators that day (Jan. 17)
were an affront to Jews as well as
to blacks," she said.
On Jan. 17, about 90 people,
men, women, children, both black
and white, went to Forsyth Coun-
ty to march for brotherhood in the
all-white county. Blacks have not
been welcome there for 75 years.
But, to the surprise of everyone,
the brotherhood marchers were
met by 400 screaming Ku Klux
Klansmen and their allies.
Obscene racial epithets were hurl-
ed at the group as was a barrage
of bottles and rocks.
The organizer of the march, civil
rights veteran Rev. Hosea
Williams, said afterward it was
the mMt violent, hate-filled group
he had ever encountered.
Representatives of three Jewish
groups joined with Atlanta's black
leaders to plan the second march
for brotherhood in Forsyth Coun-
ty. They were the Atlanta
chapters of the American Jewish
Committee, the Black-Jewish
Coalition and the American
Jewish Congress.
A PERMIT was secured. Law
enforcement, housing and
transportation were arranged.
But, no one anticipated the out-
pouring of support that came from
throughout the nation.
Frank said Jews lent much in
the way of support for the second
brotherhood march. A local hotel,
owned by a Jewish Atlantani
made 100 rooms available to the
dignitaries who came in to march.
And, Atlanta's largest Reform
Temple opened its doors for other
demonstrators who had no place
to sleep. Those arrangements
were made by the Temple's rabbi,
Alvin Sugarman.
"We share a history of oppres-
sion with blacks," Sugarman told
the Atlanta Jewish Times. "It's in
different forms and to different
degrees, but we know what it
means to be in an underclass, to
be oppressed solely by virtue of
birth we as Jews, they as
For most of those who came to
demonstrate against racial in-
tolerance, the march provided
their first glimpse at the
vehemence some Americans feel
toward Jews and blacks. Many of
the Klan sympathizers wore
swastikas and many were young
teenagers, striking a sense of fear
in some observers that the seeds
of intense racial hatred are once
again being sown.
League of B'nai B'rith said there
are probably 10 Klan sym-
pathizers for each of the 200 Klan
members who they estimate
reside in Georgia.
"We've known for years that
Forsyth County is a white enclave
and that the people there are
determined to keep it that way,"
said Charles Wittenstein, the
ADL's southern civil rights direc-
tor. "In both Howard Beach and
Forsyth County, you have white
youths expressing a territorial im-
pulse, which is to defend their turf
against outsiders, particularly of a
different race."
Wittenstein also noted that
ADL's estimates on the numbers
of Klan members are difficult to
attain. Often, he said, Klan
leaders themselves don't know
how many members they've got.
What will become of Forsyth
County now that the historic
march through that small
southern county is done and gone?
"BLACKS WILL move back
into Forsyth," said Sugarman.
"But, it won't be tomorrow and it
may not be next year. Eventually
the 'good leadership,' and I'm put-
ting that in quotes, will take
charge. But, it's not going to be
easy to integrate Forsyth

Friday, February 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Israeli Generates Solar Energy for California Company
Arnold Goldman
generates energy in more
ways than one. He is the
president and co-founder of
Luz International Limited,
the Jerusalem-based enter-
prise that has signed power-
purchase agreements with
the Southern California
Edison Company for the in-
stallation of 19 large solar
electric generating systems.
Already operational, these
facilities will produce elec-
tricity for 270,000 homes.
Goldman, 43, is a man of decep-
tive appearances. His soft spoken,
reserved and almost bashful man-
ner make him different than the
usual type of aggressive personali-
ty one associates with an en-
trepreneur whose company has
annual sales of over $100 million.
Goldman's friends, colleagues
and employees unanimously hail
him as a genius. He was born in
Rhode Island and graduated in
engineering from the University
of California. In the early 1970's
he founded a company called Lex-
itron, which developed and
marketed the first word pro-
cessor, long before IBM developed
DESPITE THE lure of more
fame and fortune, Goldman, his
wife, Karen, and their three
children packed their bags in 1977
and immigrated to Israel. "I had
been writing a book for 18 years,"
recalls Goldman. "When we
finished marketing the first
generation word processor, my
company asked me to make a four-
year commitment for the next
project, but I declined. I wanted to
finish my book and Israel seemed
the natural place to do it."
The book is a philosophical
treatise tracing the connection
between Jewish history and
thought, mathematics, and the
ethical and social goals of in-
dustrial production. While it
never became a bestseller, several
hundred copies were printed and
Goldman distributes them to
friends who show an interest in
the topic. In the book's conclusion,
Goldman outlined several ideas
which could make Israel wealthy;
one of them is solar energy.
After Arnold completed the
book, the Goldmans decided to
stay in Israel. "We found Israel to
be a rewarding experience," says
Goldman. "Despite the language
and cultural differences, we felt a
connection to the community and
the country. In Los Angeles we
Arnold Goldman, president and co-founder of Luz International Limited, posing in front of
a solar collector made by his company.
had essentially been anonymous,
especially as Jews."
his theories into practice in 1979
by establishing Luz together with
Patrick Francois, an immigrant
from France. The company is
named after Luz, the place, accor-
ding to Genesis where Jacob
dreamed of a ladder ascending to
heaven. The combination of
Goldman's scientific wizardry and
Francois' financial skills have
made Luz the success it is today.
The technology involves a series
of special mirrors which focus
sunlight on a central pipe through
which fluid is fed. The heat of this
liquid, an oil-like heat transfer
medium, is used to boil water.
This creates steam, which drives
power-generating turbines.
The commercial know-how,
which is equally important, involv-
ed third-party financing. Luz sells
each solar electricity generating
power plant to a group of private
investors who then contract with
Luz to manage it. These investors
include First Interstate Bank of
California and Great Western
Goldman concedes that Luz has
succeeded despite rather than
with the help of the Israeli govern-
ment, but says, "People who say
they cannot make it in business in
Israel because of the government
are searching for excuses. The
government doesn't help as much
as it could, but if you don't ask for
anything the bureaucrats won't
against the Israeli government for
not investing in a Luz project until
seeing the technology succeed in
California. The Ministry of
Energy and the Israel Electric
Corp, are now negotiating with
Luz for a power-purchase agree-
ment, for a 25mw system in the
Many of Luz's investors are
American Jews, but Goldman in-
sists that they commit their
money on the basis of good
business sense, not sentiment. He
does, however, admit that during
the difficult formative years,
those investors had more patience
than non-Jewish businessmen
might have had.
The only personal cloud in Luz's
success, for Goldman, is the fact
that he must spend large amounts
of time abroad, away from his
Continued on Page 9-
'Right Place' for Handicapped Children Said
To Be Nursery Program at Alyn Hospital
"From the moment we
entered Alyn, we knew that
we had found the right place
for our child," said Elaine
Weissman of Jerusalem.
"More than anything else,
the Alyn staff gave us hope
and encouragement about
our daughter," commented
another parent, Nani
Feigenbaum, also from
Both are mothers of young han-
dicapped children currently
enrolled in the nursery program
at Alyn Orthopaedic Hospital and
Rehabilitation Center. Their com-
ments reflect the attitudes of
many whose children attend pro-
grams or receive treatment from
this unique children's hospital in
Alyn (an acronym from the
Hebrew Agudah Le'ezrat Yeladim
Nechim Organization to Aid
Handicapped Children) is Israel's
only long-term orthopaedic
hospital and rehabilitation center
for physically handicapped
children. It is a non-profit
organization which treats and
cares for children, regardless of
religion or ethnic background (10
percent come from Israeli-Arab
families). A high percentage of the
children suffer from crippling
neuro-muscular disease or from
trauma after accidents, and many
come from socially and
economically disadvantaged
ALYN PROVIDES comprehen-
sive health care that meets the
wide range of children's
developmental needs, while pro-
viding the parents with much
needed support and information
about their child's condition. More
than 5,000 patients visit Alyn's
out-patient clinic annually, after
hydrotherapy treatment in the
Alyn pool. Therapists also teach
such daily living skills as eating,
dressing and participating in play
activities. Other facilities include
a musk room where children sing
and learn to play instruments, and
a synagogue designed to enable
the children to participate in
Tirzah Dan, director of social
services at Alyn, leads a staff of
five social workers who help
families come to terms with their
Daily Living skills taught are
eating, dressing and play
A young child suffering from cerebral palsy is treated at the Alyn pool by physiotherapist
Alan Sternfeld.
being referred by doctors and
health clinics from all parts of
Each child undergoes a com-
prehensive examination and a
team of personnel led by hospital
director Dr. Shirley Meyer,
prescribes treatment. The staff
believe that long-term hospitaliza-
tion should be avoided whenever
possible preferring to send a staff
social worker to help the family
obtain essential care within their
The majority of children who
enter Alyn have a physical illness
called spina bifida, a congenital
spinal column defect in which part
of the spinal cord and bones are
not formed, or muscular
dystrophy, a chronic illness
characterized by degeneration
and atrophy of the muscles. Alyn
also cares for children with
diseases such as cerebal palsy,
scoliosis and childhood
rheumatoid arthritis.
ALYN PROVIDES individual
physiotherapy treatment in-
cluding muscle strengthening and
respiratory training, as well as
children's handicaps. "The first
few minutes after birth are ex-
tremely critical for the natural
bonding to take place between in-
fant and mother," related Dan.
"Yet when children are born with
a handicap, this bonding process is
often disrupted."
The social work staff play a
crucial role in trying to re-
establish the natural connections
between child and parents as well
as giving parents whatever social,
emotional and financial support
they need. "We give parents the
feeling that they are not alone in
all this," observed Ilan, "and we
at Alyn share the responsibility in
helping their child develop."
Parental reactions to their han-
dicapped son or daughter vary
with the nature of the disability.
Ilan noted that parents whose
first child is handicapped ex-
perience a particular kind of
trauma, so the staff recently
organized a support group where
these parents can share their feel-
ings of anger and frustration.
THE STAFF at Alyn also assist
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AP/Wide World Photo
The three-day meeting was attended by Uh
representatives of ICO Arab member nations.
At the conference, Mubarak heard Syria's
President Assad demand that Egypt break its
peace treaty urith Israel.
President Hosni Mubarak (left,) talks with his
Foreign Minister, Esmat Abdel Maguid, and
political adviser, Osama El-Baza, during the
second day of the fifth Islamic Conference
Organization Summit in Kuwait (Jan. 27).
Israel Told
Free 400, Or Hostages Will Die
does not free 400 prisoners
this week, then terrorists
who claim to be holding
three Americans and an In-
dian kidnapped last week
said Saturday in Beirut that
they would kill them.
But Israel's Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin said Sunday that
Israel will not act as an "interna-
tional bank" for terrorists.
According to Rabin, Israel has
not received "any requests from
anyone claiming responsibility for
these kidnap victims," except
through news reports from
PRIOR TO the terrorist de-
mand Saturday, Druze leader
Court To
Study Appeal
Jerusalem district court postpon-
ed until this week its decision on
an appeal by Mordechai Vanunu
to lift punitive measures taken
against him by his jailers.
The former technician at the
Dimona nuclear facility, on trial
for selling information about
Israel's alleged nuclear
capabilities to a British
newspaper, is in the 28th day of a
hunger strike to protest his
The court said it would rule next
week on Vanonu's request that he
be allowed to meet privately with
his American woman friend, Judy
She visited him Sunday, but he
refused to see her under the condi-
tions imposed by prison
authorities. The latter insisted
they communicate through a plate
glass window by exchanging notes
which would be read first by a
v censor.
Vanunu has also asked for
reading material and to see a
priest. He converted to the Chris-
tian faith in Australia. The court
said it would take those requests
into consideration.
Punishment was imposed on
Vanunu after he flashed a
message to the media, while being
driven to court, alleging that
Israeli agents had kidnapped him
in Rome last Sept. 30.
Walid Jumblatt said he was
prepared to offer himself as a
hostage in place of Terry Waite if
the Anglican Church envoy in
Beirut has, indeed, been
A handwritten statement, sign-
ed "Islamic Jihad Organization
for the Liberation of Palestine,"
declared that 400 prisoners being
held prisoner by Israel should be
flown in an International Red
Cross plane to Damascus."
Otherwise, "the detention of the
four hostages alive becomes
useless," the statement said.
"They will be executed and their
bodies tossed at the garbage lots
of Cyprus." Should Israel,
however, free the prisoners, "dur-
ing that time we shall set the
hostages free," it said, adding
that the one-week deadline for the
exchange was "not renewable."
ment was given to the Beirut
newspaper an-Nahar with a photo
of Jesse Turner, 39, of Boise,
Idaho, a visiting math professor.
It showed him smiling slightly.
Turner was taken hostage from
Beirut University College on Jan.
24 with Alann Steen, 47, of
Boston, a communications in-
structor; Robert Polhill, 53, of
New York, a lecturer in accoun-
ting; and Milthileshwar Singh, 60,
an Indian and resident U.S. alien
who was a visiting finance
Earlier Saturday, at least three
state and privately-owned radio
stations broadcast Jumblatt's of-
fer to replace Waite as a hostage.
Waite, personal assistant to the
Archbishop of Canterbury, was
reported last week to have laid
blame for the hostage situation on
SPEAKING in an interview
from Beirut with NBC-TV's "To-
day Show" on Jan. 20, Waite
charged that the Middle East
policies of the United States and
Israel either caused, exacerbated
or prolonged the situation of
Palestinian refugees that were the
root cause of the hostage-taking
Waite said that "this Jewish na-
tion" was often "excessively
hypersensitive" to criticism of the
Palestinian situation, and that
Israel failed to be adequately sen-
sitive to the needs of Palestinians.
Waite, himself, was reported
missing last week after days of in-
tensive bargaining with his Arab
contacts in Beirut for the release
of hostages. His kidnapping still
appears to be marked by
mysterious sightings of him in the
Bekaa Valley alternated with
reports on his detention by other
Moslem groups in Beirut sup-
ported by Iran.
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Over Peres5 Words
On European Trip
Labor and Likud are
clashing again over the
issue of an international
conference for Middle East
peace, specifically whether
Vice Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres step-
ped beyond the bounds of
government policy when he
states during his trip to
Europe last week that Israel
was amenable to such a con-
ference under certain
At a Labor Party caucus here,
calls were heard to dissolve the
unity coaliton government
because of Likud attacks on Peres
while he was abroad. But most
pundits believe the latest flare-up
will subside, as others have in the
past. Nevertheless, fundamental
differences exist between the
coalition partners over how to
pursue peace, new Jewish set-
tlements in the administered ter-
ritories and other issues.
ON MONDAY, Minister
Without-Portfolio Moshe Arens of
Likud accused the Foreign
Minister of "creating policies"
which other members of the
government learned of only from
the newspapers.
When he returned from Europe
Wednesday (Jan. 28), Peres in-
sisted that his remarks about an
international conference and the
conditions for participation by the
Palestinians and the Soviet Union
conformed with government
policies approved by the Knesset.
But Premier Yitzhak Shamir
told the Knesset Wednesday, an
hour before Peres landed, that the
Cabinet has as yet reached nn
decisions with respect to an inter-
national conference. Shamir's
own opinion, expressed several
days ago, was that such a con-
ference would pose a grave
danger to Israel.
PERES, who held an impromp-
tu press conference at Ben-Gurion
Airport, said his views were con-
tained in a speech he made to the
Knesset last September after
returning from the United Na-
tions General Assembly in New
York. He said the Knesset, in-
cluding the Likud faction, voted
confidence in his speech "and so
this was a resolution of the
Peres also referred to his agree-
ment with President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt when they met
in Alexandria last year to set up a
joint preparatory group for an in-
ternational conference. "I con-
sider this the official position of
Israel, and no person can change
it unless there will be a majority to
do so," Peres said.
He said there were also points
of agreement with Jordan on how
the conference could be struc-
tured. The chief provision was
that it would have no power to im-
pose a solution and would not be a
substitute for direct negotiations.
Nor would any nation that has no
diplomatic relations with Israel be
allowed to participate, Peres said.
In an obvious reference to the
Soviet Union, he said the par-
ticipants not only must have of-
ficial ties with Israel, but they
must not maintain policies which
discriminate against the Jewish
people. Peres said that in Brussels
he had urged the Foreign
Ministers of the European
Economic Community to pressure
Moscow to relax its policies
toward Soviet Jews and toward
Rebbe of Levow Dead in Israel
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last week and was buried on the
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Although the Hasidic sect he led
was small, he was admired in
Israel and abroad for his long and
fervent worship.
The Rebbe was born in
Jerusalem around the turn of the
century. His grandfather, Rabbi
David of Lelov, was one of the
foremost Hasidic rebbes in the
Holy Land during the 19th
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Friday, February 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Palm "Beach County
Israel's most sophisticated
business jets will be on display at
Jet Aviation, Palm Beach Interna-
tional Airport, Friday, Feb. 13.
The event will be open to the
general public.
The day has been officially
designated "Technion Day" in
Palm Beach County by Palm
Beach County Commissioner
Carol Roberts in recognition of
the "vital and innovative scientific
research of Technion-Israel In-
stitute of Technology in Haifa."
Technion scientists made a
substantial contribution in
developing the two jets named
the Westwind II and the Astra.
H. Irwin Levy, Chairman of
Cenville Investors and original
developer of Century Village, has
agreed to serve as Chairman of
Technion Day and will welcome
business and civic leaders at for-
mal ceremonies at 4 p.m. that
It is expected that Dr. Max Reis,
President of Technion, as well as
Edward R. Goldberg, National
President Designate of American
Society For Technion, will join
Mr. Levy on the welcoming plat-
form, along with local and county
The exhibit was arranged by
Atlantic Aviation, which head-
quarters at the Greater Wilm-
ington Airport, and represents
Israeli Aircraft, as a tribute to
Technion which celebrates a Tri-
Star Weekend in Palm Beach
County February 12-15:
1- A meeting of the National
Board at the Royce Hotel, Feb.
12-13, with some 60 delegates at-
tending across the country.
(JTA) A High Court ruling in
London has effectively curtailed
the power of coroners to perform
autopsies not pertaining to official
inquests into a death.
Thecourt found in favor of the
sacred burial society here and a
Jewish widow from Salford,
England, whose husband died at
the wheel of his car after crashing
last August. They were complain-
ing that Coronor Brian North had
no cause to hold the body of acci-
dent victim Cheski Worch body
for a brief inquest.
The Jewish Telegraph reports
that Lord Justice Watkins noted
how Judism seeks to bury the
body quickly and avoid autopsies.
He said the coroner invalidly held
the body under the 1926 Coronors
Act "unless the only thing in his
mind was a suspicion that death
had occurred suddenly from a
cause unknown."
Sarah Worch and the society
claimed that the cause of death
was obvious. In the United States,
the states of California, New
Jersey, New York and Ohio have
similar laws.
A society spokesman said the
case should set a precedent for
more lenient rulings by local cor-
Elects Landes
Pensions Confab
Leo Landes of New York has been
elected the first Jewish president
of the Church pensions Con-
ference at the organization's 72nd
annual conference here. CPC com-
prises more than 80 Protestant
and Catholic and two Jewish
H. Irwin Levy
2- The aircraft exhibit on Fri-
day, Feb. 13.
3- A Gala Dinner Dance at the
Breakers, Sunday, Feb. 15, honor-
ing well known philanthropist and
civic leader Dorothy Rautbord.
The jets are highly
maneuverable and economical to
fly, thanks to a "graphite" skin
developed by Technion and used
on the famed Voyager which
recently completed a non-stop
nine-day flight around the world.
The planes can fly coast to coast
across the United States at Mach
.80 or approximately 600 mph.
They have a wingspan of 52'8"
and a length of 55'7". The twin-
engined jets can seat up to nine
passengers and carry a payload of
3,200 lbs.
For more than 60 years the
Technion has been Israel's
primary technological university
and largest center of applied
research. The Technion prepares
students at the undergraduate
and graduate level in every major
field of engineering, science, ar-
chitecture, and medicine.
takes great pride, in proclaiming
"Jzchnion T)ay"
Tridau, February 13, 1987
in recognition of the
vital and innovative scientijic research
of Tccfmton-lsract Institute of Technology
in Haifa, Israel's soCe technoCogicat university,
which has been in the forefront o/ medical,
scientific and engineering advances
contributing to the betterment of mankind
and the human condition -
CaroC Roberts, Commissioner
Palm beach County
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Synagogue cAfewg

Temple Anshei Shalom is of-
fering a schedule of sermons to be
held by Rabbi Pincus Aloof at the
Temple during Friday night Sab-
bath Services, at 8 p.m. The ser-
vices each week will be
augmented by Cantor Louis Her-
shman and The Temple Liturgical
Choir. An Oneg Shabbat follows
The service for Friday, Feb. 6
will be "Church, Israel and the
Jewish People," with "Music and
Worship" "Conduct for all Time"
and "What is Judaism?" following
on subsequent weeks.
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning
Shabbat Services, Rabbi Aloof
will interpret the portions of the
week, beginning with "Bo" on
Feb. 7. "Beshallach" "Yitro" and
"Mishpatmi" will be the portions
for Feb. 14, 21, and 28,
A Kiddush follows Services.
At 5 p.m. each Saturday, Rabbi
Aloof conducts a special study
class, during Seudah Sheishi. The
public is invited.
Daily Services are held at 8:30
a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Sisterhood of Temple An-
shei Shalom, Delray Beach, will
meet Monday, Feb. 16 in the Tem-
ple at 9:30 a.m. for a program on
the "Heroines of Jewish History,"
a dialogue about women who have
contributed to their Jewish com-
munities. Refreshments will be
served. For more information call
Temple Beth Am, 7205 Royal
Palm Blvd., Margate, will hold its
Sabbath services on Friday, Feb.
6, at 8 p.m. in the Hirsch Sanc-
tuary. Services will be conducted
by Rabbi Paul Plotkin and Hazzan
Irving Grossman, accompanied by
the Temple Beth Am Choir.
This Friday evening has been
designated as the Gimel class
Shabbat, and members of that
class will assist in conducting
tonight's service. The congrega-
tion is invited to an Oneg Shabbat
at the conclusion of service in the
Lustig Social Hall.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, Sabbath
services will be at 9 a.m., con-
ducted by Rabbi Paul Plotkin and
Hazzan Irving Grossman. The
congregation is invited to a Kid-
dush follwing services in the
Lustig Social Hall.
On Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., the
second in a series of community
lectures sponsored by the Central
Agency for Jewish Education and
the synagogues and temples of
North Broward will be held at
Temple Beth Am. The featured
speaker will be Dr. Shalom Paul, a
Biblical Scholar from the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem. Dr.
Paul's subject will be "Israel's
Young Handicapped Children in
Program Said To Be in 'Right Place'
Continued from Page 5
parents whose children suffer
from progressive diseases, such as
muscular dystrophy where symp-
toms may not be observable until
age three or five. Ilan asserts,
"We tell parents that a handicap-
ped child can still lead a produc-
tive life and we often help over-
protective parents to see that they
need not devote their whole life to
a handicapped child." By stress-
ing the child's healthy attributes
and playing down the handicap,
the staff at Alyn help parents
cope, thus allowing the children to
grow with the sense that a "han-
dicap" is a diagnostic term and
not a definition of who they are.
Despite many obstacles, Alyn
staffers strive to integrate each
handicapped child into his or her
community school system. For ex-

Israeli Helps
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family. "But in general, Israel has
enabled me to spend more time
with my family," he says. "It has
changed our lifestyle. We are now
observant Jews, keeping Shabbat
and Kashrut. We have had two
more children, something we
would not have done if we had
stayed in the States. I have
become more of a conversa-
tionalist. In America, few people
were interested in my ideas about
Jewish philosophy. Now I have a
circle of friends who share my
when his family decided to move
to Israel, his friends thought he
was crazy and many members of
his family were hostile. His
business success has helped
change these attitudes.
Luz's 340 employees recently
moved into a new headquarters
building in Jerusalem. The com-
pany's great success clearly
disproves the old adage which
says that to make a small fortune
in Israel you have to start with a
large one.
ample most schools are inaccessi-
ble to a child in a wheelchair so
Alyn has built numerous access
ramps, thus enabling over 30
youngsters in the Jerusalem area
to be placed in various
kindergartens, primary schools
and high schools.
Alyn's on-site elementary school
and kindergarten are operated
under the supervision of the
Department of Special Education
and staffed with teachers who are
trained to work with physically
handicapped children of normal
intelligence. In this program, 30
young people receive instruction
in all subjects. Students learn
about the Jewish festivals and
avidly participate in each celebra-
tion. A Friday afternoon visitor to
the hospital will likely see children
lighting Sabbath candles and sing-
ing traditional songs.
care center was established to
serve the needs of the growing
number of infants hospitalized at
Alyn. It provided infants with dai-
ly stimulation and development
programs in a home-like
Staff at Alyn speak with pride
about former patients who have
excelled in such fields as com-
puters and electronics. Some at-
tend classes at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem and the
Haifa Technion. Yet the signifi-
cant difficulties that healthy
young people face when adjusting
to the social and occupational
demands of society often are
significantly compounded for
young handicapped adults.
Fifteen years ago, three
wheelchair-bound young women
who were employed and able to
care for themselves, requested to
leave Alyn and move into the com-
munity. A flat was rented and
adaptations made. Despite many
difficulties the young women
managed well. Today 58 flats
house 74 former Alyn residents in
the Jerusalem area alone. The
social work staff report that each
individual's success depends not
on the severity of his or her han-
dicap but on the young person's
emotional strength and resilience.
struggle For Peace." Tickets are
$6 for members and $8 for non-
members. For further informa-
tion, please contact the Jewish
Federation, 748-8400.
On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.,
the Evening Division of the Men's
Club will hold its monthly dinner
and program. This month's
speaker is Dr. Fred Shotz, a noted
sex therapist. Admission is $5,
which includes dinner. For reser-
vations, please call Mr. Len
Kaplan, 753-4346.
During the weekend of Feb.
20-22. Temple Beth Am will be
pleased to present an exhibition of
Judaic art from Ernes Editions,
Ltd., by the noted Jewish artist
Mordecai Rosenstein. The art
pieces will be on display during
Sabbath services. On Saturday
evennig, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m., a wine
and cheese party will accompany a
presentation by Mr. Rosenstein,
who will explain his special style
of Jewish calligraphic art.
A nominal fee of $2.50 per per-
son will be charged to help defray
the cost of the evening. For reser-
vations, please call the temple of-
fice, 974-8650.
President Steven Marcus an-
nounces that services will be held
it the new sanctuary Feb. 6. 7900
Montoya Circle, Boca Raton.
Shabbat morning serices will com-
mence at 9 a.m. A preschool for
three and four year olds will begin
September, 1987. An orientation
meeting and lecture by Mrs.
Dorothy Gruen, director of early
childhood development at Hillel
community day school in No.
Miami Beach will speak. For more
information please call 394-5732.
Every Wednesday, 9:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Shared Care
An Interfaith Day Care Program
offering activities for the elderly
and respite for their caregivers.
Sponsored by Temple Beth El and
St. Joan of Arc Parish, both of
Boca Raton. Open to the com-
munity by registration. These ac-
tivities are held at Temple Beth
El. For information call 391-8900.
Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m.-l p.m.. Tem-
ple Beth El Book Fair will take
place in the social hall. Books will
be available for all ages, from pre-
school through adult. For more in-
formation call Robin Eisenberg
Feb. 6-8, Temple Beth El and
B'nai Torah Congregation are
jointly sponsoring an Adult
Education Scholar-in-Residence
weekend. All sessions are open to
memberships and friends. The
Scholar-in-Residence will be Dr.
Ellis Rivkin. Dr. Rivkin is Adolph
S. Ochs Professor of Jewish
History at Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion in
Cincinnati. The following is the
schedule of his lectures:
Feb. 6, 8 p.m., Temple Beth El,
Topic: The Coming Crisis of
Jewish Identity and Jewish
Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m., B'nai Torah
Congregation. Topic: The Shaping
of Jewish History.
Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. Lunch B'nai
Torah Congregation. Topic: The
Challenge fundamentalism
the American Spirit.
Feb. 8. 10 a.m. Temple Beth El,
Breakfast. Topic: The Dynamics
of Jewish Creative Survival.
Reservation is are essenttial for
the Saturday lunch and Sunday
Thomas and Cheryl Cavendish
will highlight the program of the
annual Candlelight Luncheon of
the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton at the Sheraton of
Boca on Thursday, Feb. 12 at
Noted vocal artists, the Caven-
dishes are equally superb whether
singing Broadway show tunes or
operatic arias. Luncheon music
will be provided by Ruth and Saul
Pavlov, harpist and violinist
Reservations for this gala event
are being accepted now. Call Lin-
da at 497-0905 or Shirley at
Temple Emeth of Delray
Beach is presenting its first Can-
tonal Concert of the season, the
Aleph Duo, on Sunday evening,
Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Temple.
Featured are Avraham
Albrecht, baritone, and Avshalom
Zfira, tenor, both of whom have
received acclaim on four con-
tinents for their performances.
Their concert will include a pro-
gram of Yiddish, Hebrew,
English, Spanish, Italian and
Ladino songs. The concert is part
of Temple Emeth's Bar Mitzvah
Year celebration.
Tickets are $4, $6 and $8. For
reservations call the box office at
498-7422, Sid Breitman at
272-4031, or Gert Silverman at
The next meeting of Singles
Club of Temple Emeth will take
place at noon on Monday, Feb. 9.
Robert Hedges of Prudential
Bache Securities will give an in-
formative financial presentation.
Forthcoming Trips:
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Trip to Jai
Sunday,March 8 Dinner and
Show at Sheraton Bal Harbour.
For details call Shirley Et-
tinger, 499-9235.
Temple Sinai, in coordination
with the Herzl Institute, will be
presenting a distinguished leac-
ture series. All lectures will be
held at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, on
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. The first
lecture is "Who Needs Jewish
Law, Today?" with Rabbi Pincus
Aloof of Temple Anshei Shalom
lecturing on Feb. 10. On Feb. 17
the lecture will be "Variations on
the Theme of Jewish Music" with
Cantor Ellen Shapiro of Temple
Sinai. These lectures are free and
open to the public. For further in-
formation, call the Temple office
at 276-6161.
Temple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach is offering
Adult Educational courses to the
Prayer Book Class Tuesday,
Feb. 3, 9-10:30 a.m., 12 weeks.
Beginners Conversational
Hebrew Monday, Feb. 2,
10:30-noon. 12 weeks.
Intermediate Conversational
Hebrew Monday, Feb. 2,
9-10:30 a.m., 12 weeks.
Fees: Temple members $25,
non-members $30.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach announces
the following musical revues: The
music and dancing of the Mora
Arriga Family on Feb. 15; Light
in Heart, illusions combined with
music on March 29. All pefor-
mances will be on Sunday even-
ings at 8 p.m. and all seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 per show.
For information call 276-6161.
The Harmonica Kings, a quartet
of harmonica players plus a
vocalist will appear in concert
Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the
Temple Sinai brotherhod meeting,
2475 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
For further information please
call Milton Aberbach, 499-6732.
Known as the "radioactive rab-
bi," Dr. Samuel Sivler of Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach will par-
ticipate with noted clergyman in
two radio broadcasts in February.
Rabbi Silver will be speaking on
radio station WEAT, West Palm
Beach, (850 on the AM dial) with
Dr. John Mangrum every Sunday
at 6:45 a.m., on such topics as the
Iran situation, the Middle East,
and the Vatician's attitude toward
Israel. Dr. Mangrum is an
Episcopalian priest in West Palm
Every Sunday at 10:06 a.m. the
rabbi can be heard on the radio
station WDBF, Delray Beach,
(1420 on the AM dial) in a pro-
gram called "Interdenomina-
tional." He is currently speaking
on the air with eminent ad-
ministrator and scholar Dr. David
Gordis, executive vice president of
the American Jewish committee.
Also participating is William
Gralnick, director of the Commit-
tee in the Florida area. Topics
touched upon include Israel's role
in the Iran affair and the relation-
ship between blacks and Jews in
the United States.
Friday services Feb. 6 will be at
8:15, and Rabbi Samuel Silver's
sermon will be "Come With Me."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will also be
in attendance.
Saturday, Feb. 7. services will
be held at 10 a.m. For information
concerning membership please
call the temple office at 276-6161.
Rabbi Samuel Silver of Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach, will conduct
a lecture on "Great Jewish Per-
sonalities" every third Thursday
of the month at 10 a.m.
The Theodore Bikei lecture,
rescheduled from Sunday, Feb. 1
to Saturday, Feb. 14, remains a
sellout. Because of overwhelming
demand, the doors will be open to
a limited number of general ad-
mission seats in the aea behind
reserved seating at $5 per ticket.
Admission will be available at the
door on a first-come-first-served
basis the night of the lecture.
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach is
having its Annual Art Auction on
Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. There
will be a preview at 7 p.m. and
door prizes and refreshments will
be available. Donation is $2.50 per
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Young Chassidic boy is shown with elder Chassidic men as they listen to an ad-
dress by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who heads the Lubavitcher move-
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broadcast nationwide on cable television.
But Not Israelis
Defendants in Iran Case Allowed To Return To Native Countries
Several of the defendants in
the arms to Iran case here
have received the court's
permission to return to their
home countries until their
trial. But the court is delay-
ing granting similar re-
quests by Israeli defendants
because the Israeli govern-
ment has refused to give
assurances sought by the
U.S. District Judge Leonard
Sand said in a hearing on the bail
extensions last Wednesday (Jan.
25) that he is seeking written or
oral assurances from the Israeli
government that it will in no way
impede the return of the Israeli
defendants to the U.S. for a trial
or other proceedings in the case.
FOUR OF the 17 defendants
charged with conspiracy to sell
U.S. weapons to Iran Brig.
Gen. Avraham Bar-Am, Guri and
Israel Eisenberg, and William
Northrop have all asked to ex-
tend the conditions of their bail to
allow them to return to their
homes in Israel because the trial
date has been postponed to May
18, at the earliest.
The court last week granted
such permission to one British and
to one German defendant and to
Sam Evans, the alleged mid-
dleman in the conspiracy, who is
named in every count in the
The prosecutor in the case, U.S.
Attorney Lorna Schofield, told
the court that she had contacted
the U.S. State Department to
discuss the issue. The State
department had forwarded the
court's request to the Israeli
government. But the Is- i
government "was not prepare to
make any such assurances,"
Schofield said.
NEAL HURWITZ, attorney
for the Eisenbergs, said he
believes the Israeli government's
position is the only impediment
preventing the Eisenbergs from
receiving permission to go home.
The Israeli defendants have in-
dicated in the past that they were
working with the knowledge and
tacit approval of the Israeli
government. After the hearing,
one of the Israeli defendants said
he was working on behalf of the
Israeli government. But the
Israeli government has totally
dissociated itself from the defen-
dants in the case and has not in-
tervened to assist them in any
The indictment handed up in
April charged the four Israelis
and other defendants with con-
spiracy to sell American made
weapons to Iran, some of which
were in Israeli stockpiles, and
with breaking American laws for-
bidding any such transactions. In
the same time period covered in
the indictment, January through
April 1986, President Reagan
secretly authorized the sale of
American weapons to Iran. Some
of those transactions involved
Israel as a third party.
IN PAST MONTHS, attorneys
in the case have filed papers with
the court tying certain defendants
in this case to those involved in
the government-sanctioned arms
deals with Iran.
Paul Grand, attorney for Evans,
has recently filed s new document
with the court which links Evans
and the other defendants even
more intimately with major
players in the U.S. government
Iran arms deals, including Adnan
Khashoggi, Roy Furmark and
Manucher Ghorbanifar and of-
ficials of the Israeli, American and
British governments.
The Grand document tells the
following story: American-born
Evans lived and worked as a
lawyer in London. One of his
clients was Khashoggi. Evans was
aware of the covert U.S. foreign
policy from information he receiv-
ed from Khashoggi and a number
of other independent and reliable
sources, according to Grand.
In January, 1985, Roy Furmark,
another client of Evans, introduc-
ed Evans to Cyrus Hashemi, an
Iranian arms buyer who turned
U.S. government informant in the
case and set up the "sting"
leading to the defendants' arrest
and indictment. Furmark, a close
friend of CIA director William
Casey, reportedly alerted Casey
in October, 1986 that money from
secret arms sales to Iran was be-
ing diverted to Nicaraguan rebels
or Contras.
FURMARK, at this time, in-
formed Evans that Casey had told
him the U.S. had supplied and ap-
proved the supply of U.S. arms to
Iran. As a result of this informs
tion and the introductions
Khashoggi, Hashemi and Fur
mark formed World Trade Group,
a joint venture which would
among other things, supply U.S
arms to Iran. Khashoggi assured
Evans on many occasions between
early 1985 and mid-1986 that the
U.S. would approve covert arms
sales to Iran, according to Grand.
Khashoggi met with then Na-
tional Security Adviser Robert
McFarlane in early 1985 to
discuss covert arms sales to Iran,
according to media reports.
To further the business of
World Trade Group, the principals
held a series of meetings in Ham-
burg, West Germany between
Jan. 13 and 17. Among others at-
tending the meetings were,
Evans, Khashoggi, Furmark,
Hashemi and Manucher Ghor-
banifar, the central Iranian mid-
dleman involved in all U.S. sanc-
tioned arms sales to Iran during
1985 and 1986.
AS A RESULT of these
meetings, Khashoggi and
Hashemi went to Israel and met
then Prime Minister Shimon
Peres to discuss arms sales. Fur-
ther contacts between Israeli and
U.S. officials followed.
Khashoggi and Hashemi even-
tually split up and pursued arms
deals separately, according to the
Grand document. Khashoggi was
successful. Hashemi was not.
Grand contends that Evans had
no criminal intent in negotiating
with Hashemi and other defen-
dants in the case for the arms
deals because he believed ap-
proval from the U.S. government
would be forthcoming.
Grand asked the court not to ac-
cept the prosecutor's assurances
that this case has no connection to
the U.S.-approved covert arms
sales without a further
Schofield said she was told by an
unnamed Justice Department of-
ficial that there was no connection
between this case and the approv-
ed deals.
Water Harvesting'
Trees Grow in Negev Desert
Where They Never Grew Before
are growing in the Negev desert
in areas where they have never
grown before, thanks to the ef-
forts of Hebrew University Prof.
Aharon Yair, who has developed a
method of "water harvesting"
that allows trees to be grown in
areas where there are only four in-
ches of rain a year.
Water harvesting is not new. It
was used extensively by the an-
cient Nabatean people who farm-
ed the Negev 2,000 years ago.
They planted their crops in the
small areas of soil at the foot of
hills using runoff water that they
directed through channels from
the rocky hill tops.
YAIR AND his colleagues at
the Hebrew University and at the
Blaustein Institute of Desert
Research at the Ben Gurion
University in the Negev found
that more water is in fact caught
in the middle of slopes, in a "fer-
tile belt," where most of the
runoff water from the rocks at the
top of the ridge is absorbed and
held at depth without
The water collected in this belt
is equivalent to some 10-12 inches
of rainfall, and would suffice to
grow trees in areas with only four
inches of rain a year.
Four years ago, the Jewish Na-
tional Fund helped Yair conduct
an experimental planting of carob
and pine saplings in basin-like fur-
rows he designed in the fertile belt
below a rocky ridge near Sde
Boker, David Ben Gurion's
THE FIRST two years of the
experiment were drought years
and the runoff was the sparsest in
25 years, yet the saplings
developed well without irrigation,
and grew as well as trees planted
in more northerly and wetter
The JNF is planning to unveil
Yair's grove of trees as part of the
Ben Gurion centenary celebra-
tions, and is planning to use the
technique for growing several
thousand trees, including trees of
economic value such as olive trees,
on hitherto uncultivated slopes in
the Negev.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, February 6, 1987
No Justifying Waites' Scapegoating
Terry Waite, the Anglican envoy, is a
most impressiveman, morally as well as
physically. Who cannot be moved by his
perseverance and determination to try to
save the lives of the hostages from the
maws of the fanatical Shiite Muslims in
Last week, he was profiled on the NBC-
TV "Today Show," and I cannot refrain
from expressing how deeply upset I
become over his gratuitous sermon to the
Jews over "their insensitivity to Arab
refugees" and their supposed "hypersen-
sitivity to criticism."
IT IS ALTOGETHER appropriate and
justified for Waite and other Christian
leaders to feel compassion and distress
over the plight of Arab refugees in-
deed, for all of the estimated 12 million
refugees in the world.
Having spent much of my 25 years as a
Jewish public servant seeking to bring
relief to refugees and ease their hunger,
together with many other Jews, I share
that depth of concern and have tried to
help, however modestly.
But that legitimate concern of Mr.
Waite and other Christian leaders
can in no way justify scapegoating Israel
and Jews as being solely or primarily
responsible for the Palestinian tragedy.
WHY DO NOT the Terry Waites of the
Christian world ever have the courage
and honesty to address public criticism to
Syria's Assad, Libya's Khadafy or the
PLO's Arafat, who cynically and ruthless-
ly perpetuate the Palestinian plight?
Or are Israel and the Jews supposed to
be the only "Christians" in the world who
are to turn the other cheek and love their
Clarification Needed
Distinction Between Politics, Religion
president of the Rabbinical Coun-
cil of America said last Wednes-
day (Jan. 28) that the burning
issues of personal status such as
"Who Is A Jew," "what is a
legitimate conversion." and a get
(Jewish divorce) should not be
debated in the political arenas of
Jewish life, the media or major
American Jewish organizations.
"The average American Jew
hears these questions discussed in
the lecture circuit or in the media
and gets the impression these are
political issues, when, in fact, they
are religious issues," declared
Rabbi Milton Polin.
"Politics is the art of the possi-
ble and, therefore, involves give
Politics is the art of the
possible. Religion
doesn't play politics with
God's law.'
and take. These issues are
halachic and in many instances
are based on divine imperative.
We don't plav politics with God's
Polin, in an address at the clos-
ing session of the 38th Annual
Midwinter Conference of the rab-
binical Council of America, at the
Orlando Hyatt, pointed out that
issues of personal status are now
being debated in the political
arena without reference to
halachic underpinnings.
"A Jew is one who is born of a
Jewish mother or has been con-
verted according to Jewish law. It
is not the ritual of conversion
alone but also the commitment to
the total Jewish way of life that
makes a convert a Jew. Rabbinical
groups which have allowed these
issues to be placed on the political
agenda have abdicated their rab-
binic responsibility and authori-
ty," Polin stated.
"Decisions of personal status
must be determined by religious
authorities and not lay leaders,"
he stressed.
Political, Academic Leaders Explore
Israel's Relations With World Powers
Former Secretary of State
Alexander M, Haig, Jr., will be
one of several leading political and
academic leaders taking part in a
day-long symposium in Palm
Beach on Monday, Feb. 23, spon-
sored by the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem's Leonard Davis In-
stitute for International Relations
and the Harry S. Truman
Research Institute for the Ad-
vancement of Peace.
The theme of the symposium
will be "Israel and the World:
Contemporary Issues," with
discussions focused on Israel's
relations with the United States,
the Soviet Union and the Arab
In addition to General Haig,
participants in the day-long event
include Morris B. Abram, Chair-
man of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, Samuel W.
Lewis, former United States Am-
bassador to Israel and Simcha
Dinitz, a member of the Knesset
and former Israeli Ambassador to
the United States.
Participants from the Hebrew
University include Avraham Har-
man, former Israeli Ambassador
to the United States, Chancellor
and former President of the
Hebrew University; Prof. Shlomo
Avineri, Herbert Samuel Pro-
fessor of Political Science and
former Director-General of
Israel's Foreign Ministry; Prof.
Nissan Oren, Professor of Inter-
national Affairs and Russian
Studies; and Prof. Yehoshafat
Harkabi. Maurice B. Hexter Pro-
fessor of International Relations,
Director of the Leonard Davis In-
stitute for International Relations
and former Director of Israel's
Military Intelligence. The day's
events will also include a luncheon
with University Vice President
Bernard Cherrick as guest
The Leonard Davis Institute
and the Harry S. Truman
Research Institute are two of the
Hebrew University's best known
political research centers. Both
are deeply involved in providing
Israel with a rich store of informa-
tion and training in world affairs.
The symposium will take place
at the Poinciana Club. Attendance
is by invitation. For further infor-
mation, contact the American
Friends of the Hebrew Universi-
ty, 3595 Sheridan St., Ste. 208,
Hollywood, FL 33021; (305)
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Rabin Vows Candor With U.S.
Regarding Ties to South Africa
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said Tuesday (Jan. 27)
that Israel will be absolutely-
candid with the United
States regarding its rela-
tionships with South Africa.
Rabin, briefing the Knesset's
Foreign Affairs and Security
Committee, referred to a
Newsweek magazine report that
he visited South Africa recently to
warn the Pretoria government
that Israel would have to curtail
its relations because of pressures
from the U.S.
The U.S. and Western Europe
have adopted a policy of sanctions
against the apartheid regime. In
the case of the U.S., Congress
overrorde a Presidential veto of
sanctions and requires the Ad-
ministration to report by April on
any military supply relationships
between countries receiving
American aid and South Africa.
ACCORDING TO reports leak
ed from the Knesset committee,
Rabin observed that acts of Con-
gress are "stricter than resolu-
tions of the United Nations
because they are backed by real
sanctions." Israel is the recipient
of $1.8 billion a year in U.S.
military assistance and cannot af-
ford either to alienate Congress or
embarrass the Administration.
Rabin said the issue was com-
plex for Israel and it must main-
tain, above all, its ties of trust
with Washington.
Israel's relations with South
Africa have become increasingly
controversial. Likud members of
the Knesset committee criticized
Yossi Beilin, Director General of
the Foreign Ministry for Political
Affairs and a close advisor to
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres,
for pressing his view that Israel
must distance itself from
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Friday, February 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South Countv Page 11
Condom Ads
Stir Heated Debate Among Jewish Floridian Readers
Continued from Page 2
best solution I can think of is for
the media to take part in
spreading the word."
Louis Herring, 43, principal of
the Jewish High School of South
Florida and father of three sons,
one teenaged, says he
understands why the New York
Times might run condom adver-
tisements. "New York City has a
tremendous problem with both
teenage pregnancy and AIDS,"
he states.
"I would argue against The
Jewish Floridian running the ads
on two grounds," he continues.
"First because the Jewish com-
munity does not have a statistical-
ly significant teenage pregnancy
or AIDS problem. Second, the
Jewish community does not need
to get its sex education from the
pages of The Jewish Floridian."
"I look to The Jewish Floridian
to reflect where the Jewish com-
munity in Florida is at," observes
Herring, who thinks that an
educational program strengthen-
ing traditional values would be a
better solution to current health
AS FOR his own teenaged
students, Herring is not worried
about them. "I think that the
teenagers in my school reflect
Jewish values more than they do
the values of downtown Miami,"
he says.
Linda Bogin, 35, PTA president
of a local religious school and the
mother of two small girls, says she
would not be offended.
"I think it is a preventive
measure in today's sexually per-
missive society," she explains.
RABBI GARY Glickstein,
spiritual leader of Temple Beth
Sholom, Miami Beach, has already
seen a condom ad in U.S. News
and World Report, and "I was not
offended. I was pleased." But
Rabbi Glickstein is not sure "how
Jews in general would react."
According to the Rabbi: "My
sense is that information on a vital
issue that affects our community
and the lives of its individuals
should be publicized and made
available in all media," including
The Jewish Floridian.
"I think that the advertising is
essential for all the members of
our community and that
knowledge in and of itself in
this case (condom advertising)
cannot be destructive."
READERS differed on the
question of whether or not con-
dom advertisements were in bad
taste. In fact, even those readers
who agreed that the ads were not
in bad taste differed on why they
were not.
"We have a lot of things today
in bad taste," observes a 68-year-
old woman active in the Jewish
community, who preferred to re-
main anonymous; "but everything
in bad taste has come out of the
closet. We should do everything
we can to avoid such a sickness, in
my opinion."
But Martin Goodman, 59, a
builder/developer, contends: "I
don't think to eliminate a possible
death sentence or discourage the
wrong kind of sex is in bad taste."
"I wouldn't object to seeing it
there I'm not a prude," says
Max Anker, 65, an associate
realtor, who adds that "it's going
to be all over television, so why
not?" His only reservations are in
the interest of practicality.
"The people I know who
subscribe to The Jewish Floridian
are usually retired people in the
age group of 55 and up I don't
think that age group is particular-
ly involved in the subject."
only 29, Rick Wodnicki, a Miami
Rabbi Gary Glickstein
My sense is that
information on a vital issue
that affects our community
and the lives of its
individuals should be
publicized and made
available in all media.'
condom use, it would be educa-
tional, because many people are
not aware of the fact that the con-
dom can prevent the transmission
of certain contagious diseases."
Pardo, who assumes that
Madison Avenue would come up
Dr. Arthur Shapiro
'If there's no objection to
having advertisements of
products such as tampons
and menstrual medication. I
don't see any reason why
you can't have
advertisements of condoms.
Granted, one has more to
do with normal body
businessman, is also for the idea
of running the ads.
"I've seen a lot of ads around
for cigarettes, which are contra-
health, and this would be pro-
health," he points out. "We
should concern ourselves with
things that might and will effect
us short or longterm health-wise.
If this is the only approach which
seems effective, it should be pur*
sued via whatever media possible
are available."
"Condom ads are no more
offensive than tampon ads,"
states Dr. Arthur Shapiro,
Head of the Department of
Obstetrics/Gynecology at Mount
Sinai Medical Center. "If there's
no objection to having adver-
tisements of products such as tam-
pons and menstrual medication, I
don't see any reason why you
can't have advertisements of con-
doms. Granted, one has more to
do with normal body functions,
but so in a way does
Dr. Shapiro, himself a father of
high school children, thinks that
there is a great need for more sex
education, especially in the school
AS FOR the use of condoms to
prevent the transmission of AIDS
and other diseases, Dr. Shapiro
agrees that they are an effective
method of dealing with the
"Now it's up to Madison Avenue
to come up with something pretty
inocuous," he concludes.
Dr. Judith Pardo, also a
gynecologist, says that she thinks
that "if the advertisement states
some of the medical benefits of
Dr. Judith Pardo
if the advertisement states
some of the medical
benefits of condom-use. it
would be educational,
because many people are
not aware of the fact that
the condom can prevent the
transmission of certain
contagious diseases.'
with something tasteful, adds that
she would not be offended
neither as a doctor, nor as a
"IT'S A VERY complex issue,"
says David Saltman, 46, executive
director of the Jewish Family Ser-
vice of Greater Miami and the
father of two teenaged daughters.
"Because we serve a large,
diverse section of the Jewish com-
munity, we face similar issues.
Like us, I believe that you (The
Jewish Floridian) are a sectarian,
not a religious, organization.
Perhaps you have the right or
even the responsibility to serve
the information needs of the en-
tire Jewish community."
"I'm not sure what our reaction
would be to it (the ads). The issue
isn't that different from advertis-
ing non-kosher food items. If it's
the paper's policy to advertise on-
ly kosher food, then you should be
consistent and not advertise items
which would not be used by the en-
tire Jewish community, such as
non-kosher food. The same applies
to birth control devices."
"What complicates the issue is
the question of disease control.
There is certainly an argument for
disease control, but there is still
the implication that people who
are not married are engaging in
sexual acts.
"THE ISSUE of disease con-
trol is certainly a real one,"
Saltman admits, "but methods of
disease control which may also be
methods of birth control pose the
individual (and the newspaper)
with a moral issue. Is the goal of
your paper to advertise in relation
to disease, or in relation to birth
"There are a lot of Jews who
pick and choose what traditions to
follows, and if they are part of the
The Hadassah Associates of
South County will have their next
meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
11,8:30 a.m. at the Patch Reef
Park Community Center, 2000
NW 51st St., Boca Raton. Coffee
and refreshments will be servewd.
For further information call Jack,
499-1740 or Herb, 499-1546.
FREE. Hearing Screening,
Patricia McCall, MS, Tuesday,
Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the Mae Volen Senior Center,
1515 West Palmetto Park Road.
Call Center to register, 395-8920.
Sound of music will ring out for
the benefit of the Mae Volen
Senior Center on Sunday, Feb. 8.
In a cabaret setting, the
Tropical Organ and Piano Society
will create a unique orchestral
production when 26 keyboards,
enhanced by striking visual ef-
fects, perform a wide variety of
songs to raise funds for the Mae
Volen Senior Center.
The Family Music Center will
provide the instruments for the
event. The Tropical Organ and
Piano Society's goal is to establish
a benefit tradition for a yearly
"Mae Volen Keyboard
Tickets are $10 and can be pur-
chased at all Boca Banks or at the
Mae Volen Senor Center. The con-
cert is scheduled at 3 to 6 p.m. at
the Boca Raton Hotel and Club.
Please call 395-8920 for further
Brandeis University is hosting
its annual gala reception for
trustees and members of the
Brandeis "family" in the Palm
Beach area, and is holding its an-
nual Palm Beach Brunch fun-
draiser on Saturday, Feb. 7, and
Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Breakers
hotel, following a meeting of the
University's Board of Trustees.
Joining the university trustees,
alumni and friends at the events
will be Brandeis President Evelyn
E. Handler. The events are to be
co-chaired by Brandeis Trustees
Edwin E. Hokin of Chicago and
Palm Beach, director of the First
National Bank, Palm Beach and
UNR Indistries Inc., and Carl J.
Shapiro of Boston and Palm
Beach, former president and
chairman of Kay Windsor. Inc.
For more information, contact
the Brandeis Office of Public Af-
fairs, (617) 736-4200.
The nation's youngest national
Jewish organization is for older
people. Founded four years ago,
the National Association of
Retired Reform Rabbis spent four
days in January at business ses-
sions, lectures and worship
gatherings in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Comprised of rabbis of Social
Security vintage, their wives and
widows, the group is an entity
within the Central Conference of
American Rabbis.
At the convention, Dr. Ellis
Rivkin of the faculty of the Cincin-
nati branch of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, lectured twice on the
rhythms of Jewish history. Other
speakers included Dr. Sylvan
Schwartzman, once a faculty
member of the Reform seminary,
now an adjunct professor of
finance at the New Mexico
Highlands University, speaking
about the impact of the new tax
laws, Mrs. Helen Jacobson of San
Antonio, Tex., wife of Rabbi
David Jacobson, offering tips on
how to enjoy retirement, and Rab-
bi Stanley Dreyfus, placement
director of the Central Con-
readership, the newspaper would
need to serve their needs as well.
Again, it's similar to the adver-
tisement of non-Kosher food.
Many, many Jews do not keep
"If The Jewish Floridian ac-
cepts non-kosher food advertis-
ing, it would be consistent to also
advertise birth control devices,"
Saltman concluded with a laugh,
adding that he realized that he
had not given an answer to the
THE TRUTH of the matter is
that there is no one answer to the
question of whether or not con-
dom advertisements should be run
in newspapers and on television.
There are many reasons for runn-
ing the ads, and at least as many
against it. If you have an opinion
on the matter, write your com-
ments down and send them to The
Jewish Floridian at: P.O. Box
012973, Miami, FL 33101.
Police Detain
Three Yeshiva
Three yeshiva students in the
West Bank were detained by
police this week for allegedly fir-
ing rifles illegally in the Balata
refugee camp near Nablus.
They are Ben Zion Stern, Haim
Ben-Zion and Roman Aldoubi, all
students at the Od Yosef Hai
Yeshiva at Joseph's tomb in
They were driving to the
yeshiva last Thursday when rocks
were hurled at their car. The
three left the car and chased the
rock-throwers into the Balata
camp where they allegedly fired
shots into the air.
ference of American Rabbis, who
said that some 90 Reform con-
gregations are without rabbis and
urged those in attendance to
resume their duties as active
Under the gavel of Rabbi
Hyman Schachtel of Houston,
president -of NAORR. members
also discussed the etiquette of
Reform Rabbis with respect to
their relationships with their suc-
cessors and their congregations.
The rabbis were feted by Tem-
ple Beth Israel of Phoenix at a
Sabbath dinner, and attended the
Sabbath eve service where Dr.
Lou Silberman, formerly with the
Vanderbilt University and now
with the University of Arizona,
was the guest preacher.
Rabbi Schachtel's predecessors
were Rabbi Earl Stone of Denver
and Rabbi Paul Gorin of Canton,
Ohio, the founder of the
New officers elected at the
gathering are: Rabbi Harold
Saperstein, president; Rabbi
Abraham Snusterman, first vice-
president; Rabbi Richard Hertz,
second vice president; Mrs. Helen
Jacobson, secretary-treasurer;
and Rabbi David Shor, Rabbi
Ahron Opher, Rabbi Samuel
Silver, Rabbi Gunther Plaut and
Rabbi Gorin, board members.
High Priest
Yaacov Ben Uzi HaCohen, the
High Priest of the Samaritan com-
munity, was buried on Mt.
Gerizim in Nablus Monday (Jan.
26). He died at the age of 87.
Almost the entire Samaritan com-
munity of 528 attended the
funeral, along with HaCohen's
many Jewish and Arab friends.


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Edward R. Goldberg of Waban,
Mass., has been elected na-
tional president of the
American Society for
Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology. Israel's only com-
prehensive technological
university. He succeeds Marti.
Kellner of Los Angeles.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I commend you for the article on
the front page of a recent issue on
the question, "Should a Rabbi Of-
ficiate at Intermarriages?"
You gave the position of friends
and colleagues of mine, like Rabbi
Bernat, expressing opposition to
such officiations.
I'd be happy if your readers
were told that there are some of
us rabbis who will provide a
Jewish ceremony for an interfaith
We do so on the principle that il
we turn our backs on those whc
want a rabbi for a marriage the
chances are that they will turn
their backs on us, and there will be
little chance to save the family for
I have done hundreds of such
marriages. What I actually do is
give a Jewish ceremony to a mix-
ed couple.
As a result, Judaism has gained,
because many of the Jews whom I
have served remain staunchly
Jewish and frequently the non-
Jewish partner, without coercion,
has "gone Jewish."
Indeed every synagogue in the
country and every Jewish
organization in the country has
people in its leadership who have
embraced Judaism after deciding
to embrace someone Jewish.
I have participated in presenta-
tions before many Jewish
organizations articulating my
policy. I do it frequently in a
friendly symposium with op-
ponents to my policy. If anyone
reading this letter wants such a
presentation before an organiza-
tion, I'm available.
I've also spelled out my ra-
tionale in the book, "Mixed Mar-
riage Between Jews and Chris-
tians," that is available through
my wife, Elaine Silver, at 16553
Boca Delray Drive, Delray Beach,
Fla. 33445. Telephone: 496-1523.
Cost: $6, including postage.
Yours sincerely,
Century Mark
Jacob Borstein of Beverly Hills,
Calif., celebrated his 100th birth-
day Jan. 10 at Temple Beth El
here, of which he was a co-founder
60 years ago. Born in Lomza,
Poland, he is a father of four,
grandfather of nine and great-
grandfather of 10.
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