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w^ The Jewish "m y
of South County
Volume 9 Number 14
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, May 22,1987
Double Setback For Peres
His Mideast Peace Conference Plan, Election Hopes Both Stalled
REMEMBRANCE: An Israeli soldier, armed
with on assault rifle, stands at the flowered
grave of a loved one in a cemetery in
Jerusalem during Israel's Memorial Day.
Next to him stand a couple at another grave
embracing in their own grief.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres suffered a severe set-
back last Wednesday, (May
13). The Inner Cabinet failed
to approve his proposals for an
international conference for
Middle East peace, while pro-
spects dimmed that the
Knesset would vote to dissolve
itself and open the way for ear-
ly elections.
Peres, who was scheduled to
fly to the U.S. Wednesday
night for a brief visit, postpon-
ed his departure until Friday,
but refused to concede defeat.
The Inner Cabinet, the govern-
ment's top policy-making
body, comprised of five Labor
and five Likud Ministers, did
not vote on Peres' plan
Wednesday because the
Foreign Minister, anticipating
a 5-5 deadlock, did not submit
BUT AFTER meeting for
less than three hours follow-
ing an inconclusive 4 Vi hour
debate Monday (May 11)
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
stated that since the Peres
prooposal had not come up for
a formal vote, it must be seen
as having been rejected and
henceforth no Minister may
pursue it in diplomatic con-
tacts abroad.
Peres called that interpreta-
tion"illegal," maintaining that
since there was no formal vote,
the situation was unchanged.
"Let us ask the nation to
decide" by disbanding the
Labor-Likud coalition and elec-
ting a new Knesset, he
Peres was supported by
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, who argued that the
unity government was no
longer committed to its basic
policy guideline the pursuit
of peace and therefore must
be dissolved.
The two Labor Party leaders
took the same line speaking to
reporters after the Cabinet
session. "What the Prime
Minister says, with all due
respect to him, is tantamount
to the cessation of the peace
process. He speaks of direct
negotiations with Jordan, but
everyone knowns this is not a
practical prospect it is
doomed to failure," Peres said.
has consistently refused direct
negotiations with Israel out-
side the framework of an inter-
national conference. Peres in-
sists he has an understanding
with Hussein that an interna-
tional conference "opening"
will be followed immediately
by bilateral negotiations with
On Tuesday, Shamir de-
nounced the entire idea as
"criminal and stupid "and said
it must be expunged from the
agenda. Laborites said their
coalition partnership with
Likud is no longer viable and
Peres has challenged Shamir
to take their dispute to the
But a survey of the pivotal
small parties last Wednesday
indicated that labor would be
unable to muster enough votes
to dissolve the Knesset as long
as Likud is determined to
preserve the government.
At the same time Labor Par-
Continued on Page 5-
Shimon Peres
Tel Aviv
Israeli Military Officials Predict Renewed Attacks From Lebanon
Israeli newspapers quoted
senior military sources
Wednesday who predicted an
escalation of attacks and at-
tempted hostage-taking by ter-
rorist groups operating in
According to the sources, a
group known as the Salvation
Front will try to seize hostages
for bargaining purposes. It
does not want to lag behind the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion which carried out the two
most recent attempts, the
sources said. They also
predicted new attempts to in-
filtrate Israel by sea and more
Katyusha rocket attacks on
Israel territory.
A report in Haaretz offered
a breakdown of the principal
terrorist and guerrilla groups
active in Lebanon. The Palesti-
nian organizations have 10,000
fighters at their disposal scat-
tered throughout the country.
The largest is Yasir Arafat's
El Fatah, with 4,000 armed
Haaretz said some 3,000 ter-
rorists operate in the Sidon
area, including 2,500 Arafat
loyalists. Another 2,500 ter-
rorists are in the Beirut area,
including 1,500 members of El
There are 500 terrorist r in
Tyre, including 150 Fatal 00
in the Tripoli area; and 1,500
in the Bekaa Valley in eastern
Lebanon, all members of the
Salvation Front Haaretz
According to the report, a
Palestinian with military ex-
perience who enlists in El
Fatah is paid 6,000 Lebanese
Pounds a month (about $300).
Members of the various
Palestinian militias received
$100 a month.
The mainstream Shiite
Moslem military organization
is Amal. which has between
5,000-6,000 fighters in South
Lebanon, Haaretz reported.
Several hundred more Amal
figthters operate in the Beirut
area, mainly in the Moslem
western part of the city, they
have between 25-30 Soviet-
made T-54 tanks supplied by
the Syrian army.
Hezbullah, the pro-Iranian
or Iranian-backed extremist
Shiite force, has between
2.000-3,000 fighters itfi
Continued on Page IS

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, May 22, 1987
Magen David Adorn National Blood Center Dedicated
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
RAMAT GAN, Israel The
new Magen David Adorn Na-
tional Blood Service Center
was dedicated here on May 7, a
$16 million state of the art
facility that will supply 100
percent of the blood required
by the Israel Defense Forces
and more than 85 percent of
the blood needs of hospitals
throughout the country.
A delegation of 150
members of the MDA support
group in the U.S., the
American Red Magen David
for Israel, flew to Israel for a
week of special ceremonies
and the dedication to celebrate
the success of ARMDI's
largest project to date, a
13-year drive which raised $14
million that enabled the crea-
tion of the new blood center.
SMALLER delegations
from Canada, Great Britain
and South Africa also attended
the ceremony in this city, just
outside of Tel Aviv. MDA sup-
port groups from those nations
raised about $2 million for the
"This vital facility with its
advanced scientific equipment
will serve the people of Israel
well into the 21st Century,"
said Joseph Handleman, na-
tional chairman of ARMDI.
Magen David Adorn is the
Israeli Red Cross, and its
many nationally-appointed
responsibilities include the
provision of blood services,
ambulances and emergency
medical care centers
throughout the nation. Almost
all of the ambulances in Israel
were donated by American
THE 21.000-square foot
blood center, housed in blast-
resistant quarters, will provide
Israel's Central National
Blood Bank and blood frac-
tionization laboratories for the
separation of blood into com-
ponents such as plasma and
"Blood is the soul, the spirit,
the very essence of being,"
Israel President Chaim Her-
zog said during an address at
the dedication ceremony. "It
will, I'm sure, serve all the
people of this land and the
brotherhood we strive to see
between Jews and Arabs and


ARMDI member Jacqueline
'iman of New York has been
-t of the lS-year drive to
raise money for the new MDA
blood center.
between MDA supporters here
and abroad.
The theme of brotherhood
took on a special meaning as
the crowd watched the unveil-
ing of a monument that is to be
a permanent part of the plaza
in front of the blood center.
The sculpture, by world-
renowned artist Nathan
Rapoport, who also created
the Holocaust memorials at
Yad Vashem and the Scrolls of
Fire in the Judean Hills, was
gifted by Sally and Joseph
Man" depicts two brothers em-
bracing in a wheat field. It is
the sculptor's powerful com-
mentary on behalf of sharing,
love and peace.
"Since there is no color
distinction in blood,"
Handleman said, "it is most
appropriate to have this sym-
bolic monument placed in front
of the new MDA National
Blood Center."
The Ramat Gan blood center
replaces the one in Jaffa,
which was established in 1956
and which had become over-
crowded and antiquated, ac-
cording to Dr. Aaron Kellner,
president of the New York
Blood Center, and a consultant
to MDA in the planning and
construction of its new center.
disaster," Kellner said. "If
Clark. Secretary of State for
External Affairs, has called on
East Germany to pay compen-
sation to former German Jews
now living in Canada for the
confiscation of their property
by the Nazis during World
War II.
Clark, who requested some
$4 million while visiting East
Berlin last week, told East
Germany's leader, Erich
Honecker, that Canada sup-
ports a World Jewish Con-
gress call for a moral payment
For wrongs inflicted by the
Nazis during the Holocaust.
Canada, Clark said, wants a
lump-sum payment for the
confiscation of property owned
by Canadians of German des-
cent, but East Germany said it
prefers to look at the matter
case-by-case. Officials in the
Canadian Embassy ii East
Berlin told reporters th>t East
German Foreign M..iister
Oskar Fischer did not respond
directly to Clark's request.
Explosive Charge
explosive charge detonated in
a trash bin in Kfar Saba Sun-
day morning causing no in-
juries or damage. Several
Arabs were detained for ques-
tioning. Kfar Saba is adjacent
to the Arab town of Kalkilya
just across the demarcation
line in the West Bank, where
tensions have run high lately
between Jewish settlers and
the Arab populace.
The new Magen David Adorn National Blood
Center in Ramat Gan, Israel. The $16 million
facility will handle blood needs for 100 percent
Jewish Floridian Photo
of the Israel Defense Forces and 85 percent of
the blood for the nations hospitals.
that building had been in the
United States, the Health
Department would have torn it
down in 10 minutes.
"The new center is a
modern, state of the art facili-
ty that will rank with any of
the leading blood suppliers in
the western world," Kellner
Yet there is more work to be
done, said Benjamin Saxe, ex-
ecutive vice president of
"It's just beginning," said
Saxe. "We put up a body
without a soul, and now we
have to help them put a soul in
the body, and the way to do
that is to raise funds to equip it
and staff it."
Many of the delegates atten-
ding the ceremony were
dedicated supporters of ARM-
DI and had made major dona-
tions toward the blood center.
"I am so emotional because
it was a dream for such a long
time," said Jacqueline
Goldman, the wife of mor-
tgage broker Nathan Goldman
of New York. "We toiled and
we worked and we planned.
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wanted to join an organization
that was involved with the en-
tire State of Israel. MDA, she
said, has the young and the
old, the rich and the poor, from
border to border.
"It is in my mind a canopy of
love and life all over the na-
tion," Goldman said. "And it is
survival. And since I lost 22
members of my family in the
Holocaust, and since I've
never recovered and overcome
those memories, for me, the
need for survival is the
"MDA is survival," Goldman
said. "It is an organization
that does not try to make a big
splash. It carries its work
rather discreetly but
While in Israel, the group
learned that MDA had planted
200 trees in the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's Jerusalem
Forest in honor of ARMDI.
porters gathered in front of
the blood center for the dedica-
tion, the flags of their respec-
tive nations flew alongside the
Israeli flag. The Israel Defense
Forces band performed.
"It is with unbridled joy that
we are gathered here today,"
Handleman told the en-
thusiastic crowd.
"May I echo the constant cry
of every Jewish heart in the
diaspora: Long live the State
of Israel," said David Ross,
chairman of the MDA support
group in Great Britain.
At a banquet preceding the
dedication ceremony, Eliezer
Shostak, Speaker of the
Knesset, and former Minister
of Health, said that without
the MDA support groups the
project might never have been
"As you all know, the mis-
sion of an organization like
Magen David Adorn or the Red
Cross is to save lives,"
Shostak said. "MDA is not
restricted to any time or place.
Besides the five wars we were
forced to fight in the face of
our very existence, MDA has
saved thousands of lives.
"EACH AND every one of
you can take pride in your
achievement. Blood is life. The
emergency blood center that
you built here will give life,
chayim, so let me bless you
witn the everlasting blessing
of L 'Chayim- to life."
Pearl Stahl, national ARM-
DI director, said some 100,000
supporters in the United
States assist MDA. There are
162 ARMDI chapters in the
United States. ARMDI was
established 48 years ago.
"Help from the diaspora,
mainly the U.S.A., has helped
bring a primitive ambulance
service into the 20th Cen-
tury," said Stahl. "I look at it
this way. When MDA sounds
its siren, you are bringing a
rescue team to help someone
on the scene. Even the drivers
are trained in first aid."
MDA DOES its share of pro-
viding service by utilizing
some 5,000 volunteers to ad-
minister first aid and drive the
ambulances, as well as to work
at MDA's first aid centers,
which handle many cases that
otherwise might have added to
the load at hospitals.
Throughout ARMDI's tour
in Israel, an MDA ambulance
followed the three busloads of
members. Every time an MDA
ambulance passed by, Bob
Schwartz, ARMDI regional
director for Florida and
Georgia, would proudly shout,
"There's MDA.*
The Israeli government
made MDA responsible by law
in 1950 for blood needs of the
country, although MDA had
been doing it since 1935,
Schwartz explained.
MDA was created in 1918
when 500 volunteers in
Palestine formed an auxiliary
of the Jewish Legion to pro-
vide medical care for Jewish
soldiers. The country, by then
under British Mandate, had no
First Aid services and no am-
bulance services.
TO FILL the need, seven
public spirited men on May 7,
1930 established a First Aid
Society bearing the name
Magen David Adorn.
MDA is now a nationwide
organization and provides
Israel's only training program
in first aid for adults and
youth. Over 300,000 adults
receive such training in 25
centers annually. The goal is at
least one member in each fami-
ly be trained in first aid.
Many young people begin to
volunteer with MDA during
their high school years, and it
is not uncommon to see a
Friday, May 22, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
dozen teen-agers waiting for
ambulance calls at one of the
nation's 61 First Aid Stations
or 150 sub-stations on 24-hour
alert. MDA also provides
Israel's only Bloodmobile net-
work for the collection of blood
for volunteer donors.
which about 60 to 70 a year
come from the United States
and between eight and 10 from
South Florida a year, cost bet-
ween $29,000 for a basic am-
bulance and $53,000 for a
mobile intensive care unit. The
ambulances bear the donor's
name and city. Last year,
ARMDI sent MDA about $4
million. There are MDA sup-
port societies in 22 countries
around the world.
MDA still has its problems
both domestically and interna-
tionally. On the homefront,
workers staged a strike at the
Blood Center site in Jaffa,
claiming they are underpaid.
MDA, in addition to the 5,000
volunteers, has 900 paid
On an international level,
MDA supporters have decried
what they claim is political
double dealing because the In-
ternational Societies of Red
Cross have recognized the
Bob Schwartz (right), regional director of ARMDI in Florida and
Georgia, joins members of the delegation in making the tradi-
tional welcoming toast upon their arrival in Jerusalem. ARMDI
member Lillian Rappoport (left) is a member of the Inverrary
ARMDI chapter.
Arab Red Crescent symbol,
while refusing to admit Magen
David Adorn into the interna-
tional society or recognize its
symbol, the Red Shield of
YET ITS American sup-
porters remain strong,
dedicated and growing in
Jeannette and Murray Rap-
poport first joined ARMDI
because the Inverrary and
New York couple enjoyed its
social functions.
"After we became informed
about the mission, we became
concerned with fund-raising,"
said Jeannette Rappaport.
"The major appeal to us is that
it is a humanitarian, non-
sectarian organization."
The dedication enabled
Continued on Page 12

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, May 22, 1987

Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
Shavuot 'Feast of Weeks'
With the approach of
Shavuot, our thoughts natural-
ly turn to blintzes, boscht and
potatoes, and other diary
culinary delights.
But why isn't it customary to
eat meat on Shavuot as it is on
other joyous holidays?
"The Jewish people in an-
cient Israel had not time to
prepare meat before Shavuot,
so they ate dairy," says Rabbi
Irving Spielman, of the Jewish
Community Center of Fort
Lee, New Jersey.
At that time, Shavuot was
primarily an agricultural
festival. To our ancestors, who
were mostly farmers, Shavuot
marked the end of the grain
harvest after the wheat and
Striving for Understanding
: In 1928 Al Smith ran for president on the Democratic i
:g ticket. He was the first Catholic to seek the highest office :
:: in the country. That acrimonious presidential contest with :
> its charges of anti-Catholocism led to the formation of the 8
:: National Conference of Christians and Jews. Its founder, :|
: Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, declared that its pur- :
: pose would be to "build bridges of understanding among ::
people of different backgrounds." The NCCJ is one of the
more recognized organizations, but like so many others,
most people are not aware of its varied programs.
It is probably best known for its sponsorship of dialogues -,
between Christians and Jews to promote understanding f
between the two groups. Recently, for example, the local
chapter held a program, focusing on the Greek Orthodox
worship service. Another major event and NCCJ's chief
fund-raising project is its annual Brotherhood Awards
Campus Kaleidoscope is one of its national programs.
Discussions are held on college campuses on such issues
as human rights, nuclear war, poverty and hunger. It also S
is one of the sponsors of the civic observance of Yom ::
Hashoa, the Days of Remembrance.
Regional director of the Georgia chapter, Jimmy Harper, ::
is planning a program known as Any Town, Ga. During a ::
| one week summer camp, about 60 high school juniors and ;:
[ seniors study and discuss such issues as rascism, drugs, and |:j
| religious prejudice. *
Nationally, NCCJ has 77 chapters. Its president is Jac- $
I queline Wexler, who is serving her sixth term and was :
| former president of Hunter College in New York. The local :
chapter has a board of 75 members. A minimum contribu- j:
; tion of $25 will make one a member of the local group. In |!;::
i the Atlanta area it has approximately 1,000 contributors. l:
Harper, who recently became this area's director, brings ^
| a new dimension to the organization. Born in Birmingham, ::
he served eight years in Alabama as a Southern Baptist
minister. At the University of Alabama, he was a professor lig
of history and philosophy. He also taught for three years at ^
Miles College, a predominantly black school. While a doc- :
toral student in history and religion at Alabama, he met his 3
i wife, who is Jewish. They are raising their daughter as :jj:
1 Jewish and observe the Jewish holidays.
Harper demonstrates a particular sensitivity to the j
Holocaust. "Until Christians learn to deal with the Sr
Holocaust, Christian theology will have little credibility," %
he notes. He also believes that there is still a great deal of :
i anti-Semitism, which he categorizes as "theological anti- %
\ Semitism." He points to those parts of the Christian
J religion which deal with deicide, the anti-Semitism in the
^New Testament, and the notion that the church became
Israel. Specifically, he cites the gospel of John as contain-
ing anti-Semitic references.
A typical day for Harper centers around program plann-
ing, financial development, which is a never ending process
for non-profit organizations, and working now on a pro-
gram for international human rights day. His primary
goals and focus are a youth conference, brotherhood and
sisterhood weeks, and a human relations think tank to ex-
plore the needs in the city.
Harper, who attends many Jewish events, stresses, "The
strength of the United States is in her diversity. It's this
diversity that strengthens democracy."
The author is an attorney and active with the Young %
Leadership group of the Atlanta GA Federation.
barley were stored away, for
the sub-tropical climate of
Israel ripens grain crops in the
Spring. In the fall, they
celebrated Succot, a second
harvest festival which comes
at the end of the fruit season.
Shavuot day was observed
with home feasts and Temple
ceremonies. Pilgrims in the
thousands from all parts of the
country streamed to
Jerusalem to partake in these
ceremonies. In the Temple, a
special cereal sacrifice of two
loaves baked from the new
crop was offered. It was ac-
companied by appropriate
ceremonies, singing of hymns,
-and playing on harps and other
musical instruments.
Shavuot was also the
Festival of First Fruits, or
Hag Habikkurim, and the
pilgrims brought with them
the first of the barley, wheat,
grapes, figs, pomegranates,
olive oil, and honey. The
Mishnah has a vivid descrip-
tion of this aspect of Shavuot.
"How are the BIKKURIM
selected?" the Mishnah asks.
It answers: "When a man
comes down to his field and
sees a ripe fig, or a ripe cluster
of grapes, or a ripe
pomegranate, he ties each
with a red thread, saying,
'These are BIKKURIM.' "
The Hebrew world Shavuot
means "weeks." In ancient
times, when Jews had no writ-
ten calendar, the exact date of
Shavuot was figured by coun-
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This holiday commemorates the sacred moment at Mount Sinai
when Moses received from the Lord the Torah with the Ten Com-
mandments. Shavuot also celebrates the early wheat harvest in
ting seven weeks from the se-
cond day of Passover, the holi-
day being celebrated on the
50th day. Later, when a fixed
calendar was accepted, the
sixth of SIVAN was
designated as the date which,
each year, falls exactly 49 days
after the second day of
Passover. Thus Shavuot or
"Feast of Weeks" has remain-
ed the popular name of this
At the time when Rome con-
quered nation after nation,
and Israel among them,
Shavuot took on an additional
meaning. After the Temple
was burned, and thousands
were killed, exiled or sold into
slavery, the Jews ceased to be
a self-governing nation in their
own country.
But the Jewish leaders and
teachers of the time proved
farsighted; they put their faith
into Torah and learning as a
way of saying the Jewish peo-
ple. The great Rabbi Akiba
taught that, just as fish cannot
live out of water, so the Jewish
people cannot survive without
About this time in Jewish
history, a further meaning of
Shavuot gradually came to the
fore. According to tradition,
the Ten Commandments had
been given to the children of
Israel on Mount Sinai in this
season of the year. It was a
stupendous, far-reaching
event in the life of the Jewish
Continued on Page 5-
Kirkpatrick Warns:
Int 'L Conference Is 'Recipe for Disaster'
Friday, May 22,1987
Volume 9
international peace conference
on the Middle East, as con-
strued by the Soviet Union and
the Arab states, would be a
"recipe for disaster" for both
Israel and the United States,
Jeane Kirkpatrick declared.
The former U.S. Am-
bassador to the UN addressed
a capacity crowd of 3,000 peo-
ple Tuesday night as the guest
of Rabbi David Kahane of the
Sutton Place Synagogue in the
opening program of the con-
gregation's seventh annual
"Jewish Town Hall" series.
"I AM profoundly dubious
about the prospects for a con-
ference in which the perma-
nent members of the Security
Council would play a major
role," she said, adding: "No
Israeli government could sub-
mit itself to arbitration by such
a group. It would result in the
isolation of Israel and the
Kirkpatrick, who served at
the UN during Kurt
Waldheim's tenure as
Secretary General, indicated
that the recent decision to bar
the Austrian President from
entering this country was ar-
rived at "carefully, prudently
and judiciously." She
characterized Waldheim as
"an organization man who
adopted the ethos of the
Nazis," rather than a major
war criminal like Adolf
At the same time, she urged
that the world body's archives
on Nazi war criminals should
now be made public. "There
are some crimes so terrible
that no statute of limitations
can be applied. The Holocaust
is such a crime," she said.
creased Jewish emigration
from the Soviet Union as a
result of Mikhail Gorbachev's
policy of "glasnost," the
former UN envoy indicated
that she thinks the recent
changes in the USSR are real,
but that they may not bring
about a substantial increase in
the number of Jews who are
permitted to leave. She said:
"We must keep up the
pressure on human rights."
She added:
"While Gorbachev has stak-
ed his political future on
modernizing the Soviet
economy and other liberalizing
reforms, it is important for us
to understand that this does
not mean turning Russia into a
Western-style democracy."
Assessing the potential long-
term effects of the Pollard spy
case and Israel's role in the
Iran-Contra affai r ,
Kirkpatrick said that these in-
cidents "do not strike at the
base of the U.S.-Israel rela-
tionship." That relationship
remains strong, she said,
"because Israel is a good
friend, a fellow democracy, a
very important strategic ally
and a state that has deep
political and moral meaning
for anyone who has lived in our
THE FORMER diplomat
expressed doubt that the
Jonathan Pollard spy case
would raise the specter o
"dual loyalty" charges against
American Jews. We are al
hyphenated Americans.
America is a pluralistic society
and that is our glory."
Kirkpatrick agreed with
Kahane that Israel is judged
by a double standard.
"Holding Israel to such
unusual and unrealistic stan
dards is a compliment Israe
can well do. without," she
As a prime example of this
tendency, Kirkpatrick cited
the Zionism-is-Racism resolu-
tion passed by the UN General
Assembly in 1975. She termed
the resolution "an obnoxious
and gross insult."
Award to Mayor
- Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem'
popular mayor for 22 years
will receive the second annua
award of the Raymond an<=
Miriam Klein Foundation her
on Tuesday. Kollek will receivt
$100,000 and a citation for his
many and varied services
Israel and world Jewry.

Friday, May 22, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Double Setback For Peres
Continued from Page 1
ty leaders made clear that they
would not secede from the uni-
ty government and "abandon
the Defense portfolio to Arik
(Ariel) Sharon," the most ex-
treme hawk among Likud
man of the Likud Knesset fac-
tion, said in a radio interview
following the Inner Cabinet
meeting that Peres is obliged
now either to support the
Prime Minister's policies or
lead his party out of the
Likud appears to have suc-
ceeded m lining up enough
Knesset votes to defeat a
dissolution motion. The ultra-
rightwing opposition Tehiya
Party, which introduced its
own motion to dissolve parlia-
ment this week, is now siding
with Likud because Shamir
was standing "firm as a rock."
The Shas religious party is
reluctant to dissolve parlia-
ment and spoil its chances of
returning to the government
after a five-month absence.
Its leader, former Interior
Minister Yitzhak Peretz,
resigned in January over a
halachic conversion disnute.
AHARON Abu-Hatzeira of
Tami, is rumored to have been
promised a seat by Likud if he
opposed early elections.
Similarly, MK Yigael Hurwitz
of the one-man Ometz faction,
who has sided with Labor,
reportedly is considering re-
joining Likud
Mordechai Wirshubsky of
the Shinui Party, a longtime
advocate of early elections,
conceded Wednesday that
they are unlikely in the near
future, given the present
balance of forces in the
When the Inner Cabinet
began its fruitless debate,
Peres read a letter he and
Shamir had received from U.S.
Secretary of state George
Shultz. He reportedly wrote
that while he had been initially
skeptical about an interna-
tional conference, he now
thought it was the best course
to follow.
But United Nations
Secretary General Javier
Perez de Cuellar said in New
York that there is not suffi-
cient agreement between the
parties to the Middle East con-
flict to permit convening an in-
ternational peace conference.
HE SAID he drew that con-
clusion following consultations
during March and April in
New York with represen-
tatives of Egvpt. Israel, Jor-
dan, Lebanon, Syria and the
Palestine Liberation
The Secretary General was
making the report requested
by a resolution of the UN
General Assembly on Dec. 2,
1986 to prepare a review of ef-
forts toward convening an in-
ternational conference.
Continued from Page 4-
people as the Bible account in
Exodus, XIX makes claer.
"And it came to pass on the
third day, when it was morn-
ing, that there were thunders
and lightnings and a" thick
cloud upon the mount, and the
voice of a horn exceeding loud;
and all the people that were in
the camp trembled. And Moses
brought forth the people out of
the camp to meet G-d; and they
stood at the nether part of the
mount. And the Lord came
down upon Mount Sinai, to the
top of the mount; and Moses
went up And G-d spoke all
these words (the Ten
On Shavuot, we recall the
great event on Mount Sinai
Zeman Matan Toratenu, the
Season of the Giving of the
It is symbolic that we have
milk and honey on Shavuot, for
the Torah was given in the
land of milk and honey. Accor-
ding to our sages, the Torah is
sweet as honey and nourishing
as milk to those who study it
and live in accordance with its
The customs of Shavuot are
as revealing as the names.
Reading the Ten Command-
ments, the Tikkun, and the
Book of Ruth continually
recalls the Torah and the
Land. We have concrete svm-
Ben-Gurion Street
(JTA) The City Council has
renamed a local road David
Ben-Gurion Street through
June 3 in honor of the 100th
anniversary of the birth of
Israel's founding Premier. The
action was in response to a re-
quest by the Jewish Communi-
ty Council.
Pre-Dawn Attack
Air Force jets carried out a
pre-dawn attack on terrorist
targets southeast of Sidon in
south Lebanon Wednesday,
(May 6). Reports from the area
said a building housing local El
Fatah headquarters was
bols of the learning and the soil
when we eat dairy dishes and
honey cakes, and decorate our
homes and synagogues with
flowers and foliage.
As we enjoy our blintzes, let
us remember that the message
of Shavuot is just as important
in our time as it has been in the
Mayor Edward Koch (in dark suit) is joined
by Natan Sharansky (far right) to lead mar-
chers on Fifth Avenue at the start of a
Solidarity Sunday Parade to the United Na-
tions. Alex Goldfarb (left) pushes the
AP/Wide World Photo
wheelchair of his father, David Goldfarb, who
was released by the Soviets last year and
allowed to come to the United States. Morris
Abram (center) is chairman of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.

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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, May, 22, 1987
June 30 Deadline
Zionist Congress Ballots In Mail to Floridians
SCHWARTZ, national vice
president of the AZF and
president of the American
Zionist Federation of South
Florida, said those receiving
the ballots will be able to vote
for one of nine competing
slates. Ballots must be return-
ed in time to reach the
American Arbitration Associa-
tion in business reply
envelopes, postage paid, by
June 30. Individuals may vote
for only one slate, and may
cast only one ballot even if
more than one ballot is receiv-
ed because of dual membership
in Zionist organizations.
Several South Floridians are
in key positions on various
slates. The position (ranking)
of a candidate on each slate
determines the probability of
his or her election as a
delegate to the Zionist Con-
gress, the world body of the
Zionist Movement which
meets every four years.
Slate Nine, Friends of
Labor, includes Harriet Green
of Miami Beach in the No. 12
slot and Michael Adler in No.
10. Mrs. Green is a national
vice president of Na'amat
USA and chairman of the
board of the AZF of South
Florida. Adler is national
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal Young Leadership
Division and heads the Friends
of Labor Israel delegation.
running on Slate Nine include
winter resident Frieda
Leemon of Boca Raton, No. 8;
Gert Aaron of Hallandale,
Morris Fischer of Miami
Beach. Ben Cohen of New
York, national president of the
American Zionist Federation,
is No. 4 on the Slate Nine
ticket, which is endorsed by
Israelis such as Abba Eban,
Shimon Peres, Simcha Dinitz
and Nava Arad.
Franklin Kreutzer of Miami
is No. 5 candidate on the Slate
One ticket of Mercaz. Herman
Weisman of Palm Beach is No.
3 candidate on the Slate Three
ticket of the ZOA with Milton
Gold of Palm Beach the No. 18
ZOA candidate. The Slate Two
ticket of B'nai Zion, American
Jewish League and Hadassah,
lists Ernest Zelig of Hallan-
dale as its No. 2 delegate, with
Rose Matzkin of Delray Beach
No. 33. Gabi Gabor of Miami is
No. 4 on the Slate Four ticket
of Students for Israel. Slate 5
of the Association of Reform
Zionists has Rabbi Barry
Tabachnikoff in the No. 65
position as its highest South
Florida candidate.
Slate 6 of Herut Zionists has
County Commissioner Barry
Schreiber of North Miami
Beach in its No. 23 slot. Jesse
Zel Lurie of Lake Worth is in
Kollek Joins Jerusalem March
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek joined some 22,500
Montrealers Sunday in the an-
nual "March to Jerusalem," a
15-mile run to raise money for
Kollek and the runners pass-
ed through downtown Mon-
treal stopping at rest points
named for Israeli sites in-
cluding Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,
Haifa, Safed and Masada. The
run ended at the Allied Jewish
Community Services
The oldest runner was Max
Coblentz, an 80-year-old Mon-
treal lawyer. Sponsors
donated more than $150,000 in
this year's march, according to
Manny Spinner.
Temple Sinai welcomes your inquires about High Holy
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We are a Reform Congregation serving the needs of
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the No. 29 position on Slate 7,
tie Progressive list. On the
Slate 8, Religious Zionist list,
Rabbi Mordecai Kirshblum of
Miami Beach is in position 117
Also on Slate 6 as delegate
candidates are Sam Schecter,
Hollywood; Jacquin Bierman,
Miami Beach; David Serfaty,
North Miami Beach; Joseph
Morley, Miami Beach; Ed-
mond Schecter, Hollywood;
George Feldenkreis, Miami;
Norman Braman, Miami; A.
W. Goodman, Tampa.
And Rachel Shipley, Orlan-
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Menachem Saperstein, Delray
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Miami; Dr. Stanley Margulies,
Hollywood; and Dr. Irving
Moskowitz, Miami Beach.
Additional information
about the voting is available
from the American Zionist
Federation, Suite 600 in the
605 Lincoln Road Building
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139.
Grandmother to Graduate From FAU
Estelle Starke of Margate is This 70-year-old grand-
the mother of six and grand- mother, who still plays tennis
mother of eight. On her next and dances, was graduated
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How do you think she spends
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When she is not at her desk
where she is secretary-
bookkeeper at Yamaha South,
a Fort Lauderdale dealership
owned by her son, John
Sehlmeyer, she is going over a
different kind of books.
Estelle Starke, who started
studies toward a college
degree in 1966 after her
children were raised, will walk
across the platform of the
Florida Atlantic University
Gymnasium to receive her
bachelor of arts degree in
English during Commence-
ment ceremonies at FAU on
Friday, April 24.
"She is an amazing lady.
Estelle works very hard here
at Yamaha and then has time
for her social life and studies,"
said Yamaha sales manager
Barry Ellis, who earned his
bachelor's degree in business
at FAU in 1986.
She moved to Florida from
Massapequa, N.Y., where she
spent 23 years as a legal
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Weekly Portion Behar-Behukotai
Anshei Sholom, Del ray Beach
When the people possessed
Canaan the land was to enjoy a
'Sabbath of rest' each seventh
year and lie fallow. It was not
to be sown or reaped but grain
or fruit which grew naturally
during that year could be
eaten by the owner and his
household. In the 50th year,
that is at the end of each cycle
of seven sabbatical years, a
similar law applied. The
Jubilee year was proclaimed
by the sounding of the Shofar
on the tenth day of the seventh
month (Tishri); the Hebrew
slave was set free and all land
reverted to its original owner.
The freehold of such property
could never be sold in perpetui-
ty, for the land is Mine, for ye
are strangers and sojoumers
with Me. The buying and sell-
ing of land during a fifth-year
period was to be transacted on
an equitable basis, the pur-
chase price being based on the
number of harvests still left
which the buyer could enjoy
before the year of Jubilee.
Land sold though hardship
could be redeemed at any time
before the year of Jubilee, by a
relative (whose moral obliga-
tion it was to purchase it so
that it should not pass into the
hands of another family) or by
the original owner himself, the
repayment again being
calculated on an equitable
basis. The freehold of houses
in walled cities, however, could
be disposed of in perpetuity
through the owner had the
right of re-purchase during the
first year of sale. But this law
did not apply to houses in
villages for they were con-
sidered as part of the Land,
nor to the purchase of a house
in one of the Levitical cities
even though it be a walled city-
in both cases such houses
reverted to the former owner
in the Jubilee year.
Loans to a needy fellow-
Israelite were to be made
without charging any interest.
If through poverty he was
forced to sell himself as a
slave, he was to be treated as
though he were a hired servant'
and leniently, and be set free
at the Jubilee. Should he sell
himself as a slave to a non-
Israelite (for an indefinite
period) he could be redeemed
by a relative or redeem himself
if he acquired sufficient
money, by payment of an
equitable sum. In any event he
went free in the year of
Moses concluded this section
of the Law by contrasting the
rewards for obedience and the
punishment for violation of
G-d's commandments. Obe-
dience, he told the people,
would bring prosperity and
peace. The land would yield
such abundant produce
through the rains falling in
their seasons, that the farmer
would be occupied the whole
year round gathering his crops
and vintage and planting his
seed. G-as presence among
His people would ensure the
enjoyment of peace without
fear of enemy invasion.
Disobedience on the other
hand meant disease, defeat,
famine and the horrors of
siege followed by national
destruction and exile. Never-
theless, if they repented, G-^d
would not reject His people but
remember His covenant with
the Patriarchs.
There were occasions when
an individual might bind
himself by a special vow to
make a voluntary contribution
towards the upkeep of the
Sanctuary. In this section pro-
vision is made for the redemp-
tion of such vows relating to
the person, animals, houses
and fields. The general prin-
ciples are as follows:
Should a person dedicate the
valuation of himself or a
member of his family, the
redemption money paid to the
treasury was to be estimated
according to the sex and age of
the person involved. Once a
man dedicated a clean animal
which could be used in sacrifice
he could not substitute it by
another, or redeem it. He
could, however, redeem other
animals by paying their value
as assessed by the priest, plus
one-fifth. A similar procedure
was followed for the redemp-
tion of a dedicated house.
The redemption of a
dedicated piece of land was
calculated on its full value (bas-
ed on the amount of seed re-
quired to sow it for the whole
period of 49 years) and a pro-
portionate allowance was
made for the number of years
to elapse before the next
Jubilee. A firstling, which
already belonged to G-d could
never be dedicated as a volun-
tary offering but if it became
blemished it was either to be
redeemed by the payment of
the additional one-fifth or be
sold (the proceeds going
towards the upkeep of the
The tithe of agricultural pro-
duce (that is the 'second tithe'
could be commuted for its
money value plus one-fifth,
whereas the tithe of new-born
animals which were set apart
for sacrifice) could never be
The concluding verse em-
phasizes that these were the
commandments given by G-d
to Moses on Mount Sinai.
The prophet foresees that
even the heathen nations will
one day recognize the futility
of their idols and acknowledge
G-d's supremacy. Yet the peo-
ple of Judah remain steeped in
idol worship and will be driven
out of their land to become
slaves on foreign soil. Doom
awaits the man who relies en-
tirely on human aid and turns
away from G-d, whereas bless-
ing will be the reward for him
who tursts in Him (compare
the theme of the Sidra). G-d
alone, concludes the prophet,
is Israel's Hope and Savior.
Shabbat Shalom.
May 30
Weekly portion -Bamidbar
At Sinai on the first day of
the second month (Iyyar) in
the second year after the Ex-
odus from Egypt, Moses and
Aaron, assisted by a leader
chosen from each of the 12
tribes, were commanded by
G-d to count all males over the
age of 20, who automatically
became liable for military ser-
vice. As a result it was found
that 603,550 men were
available for defense during
the march through the
wilderness. The Levites were
excluded from the general cen-
sus because of their special
duties connected with the
Order and discipline were to
be maintained whether the
Israelites were stationary or
on the march. The camp was
arranged as a quadrilateral,
with the Sanctuary in the
center, protected on all four
sides by the tents of the
Levites. The 12 tribes divided
into four sections, each bear-
ing the name of its leading
tribe, which formed the outer
cordon. Judah, together with
Issachar and Zebulun, were
stationed on the east; Reuben
with Simeon and Gad on the
south; Ephraim with
Manasseh and Benjamin on
the west; and Dan with Asher
and Naphtali on the north.
When on the march the con-
tingent of Judah took the lead
followed by Reuben and
Ephraim, with Dan in the rear.
(The first-born of all the
tribes had originally been
declared by G-d to be sanc-
tified to His service, subse-
quently the Levites alone had
proved themselves worthy of
this privilege by rallying round
Moses after the incident of the
Golden Calf. Moses was
therefore commanded to ap-
point the Levites (in substitu-
tion for the first-born) to the
service of the Tabernacle, ac-
ting under the direction of
Aaron and his sons. A census
was taken of the male first-
born among the Levites and
Israelites from a month old
and upwards giving figures of
22,000 and 22,273 respective-
ly. The extra 273 first-bo-
among the Israelites, for
whom there were no Levitical
substitutes, were required to
pay the sum of five shekels per
person to Aaron and his sons
as the price of their redemp-
tion from serving in the
Each of the three Levitical
families (named after Gershon,
Kohath and Merari, the sons of
Levi) were allotted their tasks
and their position in the camp.
The Gershonites, encamped on
the western side of the Taber-
nacle, were responsible for the
transportation of the tapestry;
the Kohathites to the south
carried the Ark, the Table, the
Candlestick and the Altars;
the Merarites to the north saw
to the heavier material-the
boards, bolts, pillars and
sockets. As these duties could
be performed only by Levites
between the ages of 30 and 50,
a further census was taken to
ascertain the number available
in each group. The Kohathites
were warned not to touch nor
even look upon the sacred ob-
jects, which first had to be
covered by Aaron and his sons
before being transported.
Aaron's son, Eleazar, had
general charge over all the
tabernacle, superintending in
particular the transport of the
oil for the lamp, the incense,
the continual meal-offering,
and the anointing oil.
HOSEA II, 1-22
Although the prophet passes
severe judgment on Israel for
its sins he can foresee the day
when a united and prosperous
people will return to Zion.
Hosea's own unhappy
background (his wife having
deserted him for her lover)
serves to illustrate the
message he now brings to the
unfaithful people. Gd will
abandon Israel ('the unfaithful
wife') for deserting Him to
worship Baal, and she will suf-
fer the bitter punishment of
exile. Yet G-d in His mercy will
lead her back 'to the
wilderness ... as in the day
when she came out of the land
of Egypt' (this provides the
connecting link with the
Sidra). Israel, having abandon-
ed idolatry, will be assured of
peace and security and as
G-d's 'bride,' will be betrothed
to Him in righteousness, lov-
ingkindness and faithfulness.
AH Sehnirman
Alyssa Rheingold
Julie Dunay
Robbi Miller
Bat Mitzvah
AH Sehnirman of Boynton
Beach will be Bat Mitzvah at
10 a.m. during the June 10
Sabbath Service at Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach. Ali is
the daughter of Dwight and
Kathy Sehnirman.
She is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Carver Middle School,
where she plays the flute in the
band. Ali loves to ski and
Alyssa Ann Rheingold,
daughter of Nina and Dr.
Owen Rheingold, will be called
to the Torah of Temple Beth
El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, May 23.
As an ongoing Temple project
she will be "Twinning with
Irina Fuksshimov of the Soviet
Alyssa is a seventh grade
student at St. Andrews School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her brother,
Andy, sister, Rachel and
grandparents, Stella Scopp of
Delray Beach and Beatrice and
Herb Stollerman of Boca
Raton. Dr. and Mrs. Rheingold
will host a Kiddush in Alyssa's
honor following Shabbat morn-
ing service.
Esther Dunay, daughter of
Pepi and Myron Dunay, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, May 23.
As an ongoing Temple project
she will be "Twinning" with
Alia Mermershtein of the
Soviet Union.
Julie is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her brother,
David, sister, Rachel and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Komblau of N. Miami
Beach, and Dr. and Mrs.
Jerome Spielberger of Tucson,
Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Dunay will
host a Kiddush in Julie's honor
following Havdalah services.
Robbi Miller, daughter of
Daryl and Dr. A. Edgar Miller,
Jr. will be called to the Torah
of Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, May 16. As an ongo-
ing Temple project she will be
"Twinning" with Irene
Kimelfeld of the Soviet Union.
Robbi is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Pine Crest School and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School
Family members sharing in
the Simcha are her grand-
parents, Rhea and Nathan
Gilson of Lake Worth, and
Helen and A. Edgar Miller of
Hollywood. Dr. and Mrs.
Miller will host a Kiddush in
Robbi's honor following Shab-
bat morning service.

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Life. Meir Tamari. The Free
Press, 866 Third Avenue, New
York, NY 10022. 1987. 828
pages. $22.50.
Modern Medicine and Jewish
Ethics. Fred Rosner. Ktav
Publishing House, 900 Jeffer-
son St., Hoboken NJ 07080.
1987. U05 pages. $22.50 (cloth);
$U.95 (paper).
Handbook of Psychotherapy
and Jewish Ethics: Halachic
Perspectives on Professional
Values and Techniques.
Moshe Halevi Spero. Philipp
Feldheim, 200 Airport Ex-
ecutive Park, Spring Valley,
NY 10977. 1986. 812 pages.
Reviewed by S. Daniel
Students examine Jewish
moral issues from two perspec-
tives. These issues can provide
the basis for a broader
generalization about Jewish
ethical thinking, in which a
consideration of specific ex-
amples clarifies the overall
ethics of Judaism. Studies can
also provide a detailed glimpse
of the Jewish approach to a
specific moral concern, a hand-
book for Jewish moral
Two of the four books
reviewed here fall into the first
category. Meir Tamari's
survey of Jewish Ethics and
Economic Life offers an inter-
pretation of Jewish response
to economic issues purported
to reveal the "separate and
distinct Jewish economic man
molded by religious law and
communal practice." The
superficial nature of the book,
however, can be revealed in
the weak, unreflective, and un-
convincing apology offered
that "man" is used in a generic
sense. The detailed study of
questions of wealth, competi-
tion, wages, banking, taxation,
welfare and environmental
issues offers many interesting
facts bound together by a
superficial and rather tenden-
tious theological glue. Tamari
shows a lack of intellectual
sophistication in a disorganiz-
ed use of sources, overly vague
reference to theological ethics,
and uncritical examination of
basic issues.
A more profound view of
Jewish economic concerns can
be found in Aaron Levine's
Free Enterprise and Jewish
Law (Ktav). Better introduc-
tions to the sources of Jewish
economic decision making are
in Menachem Kellner's Con-
temporary Jewish Ethics and
Basil Herring's Jewish Ethics
and Halakah For Our Time
(Ktav). Economic History of
the Jews (Schocken), edited by
Nachum Gross, and drawn
from the Encyclopaedia
Judaica offers a better survey
of the history of Jewish
economic thought.
Moshe Halevi Spero's Hand-
book of Psychotherapy and
Jewish Ethics, on the other
hand, presents a stimulating
collection of essays that offer a
valuable framework within
which to understand
psychotherapy as a valid ex-
pression Jewish legal con-
cerns. Many readers will mine
this book for insights into the
Jewish response to issues such
as the appropriateness of
psychiatric hazard as the basis
for legal decision-making, the
ethical validity of radical at-
tempts at behavior modifica-
tion, the correct treatment of
male and female homosexuals,
and the violation of the Sab-
bath for psychological healing.
A more important value of
the book, however, lies in its
study of "forbidden thoughts"
in Judaism and the way that
study justifies therapeutic
techniques of psychotherapy.
The general reader might find
the book a bit daunting. Cer-
tainly a reading of Spero's
previous book, Judaism and
Psychology will facilitate
understanding this one. Some
chapters here may be of in-
terest only to specialists in
psychology. Some readers may
feel distanced by the use of
traditional halachic terms,
even though they are always
explained. Although difficult
reading, the book is certainly
rewarding and valuable.
The other two books fall into
the category of "handbooks."
Rabbi Albert S. Axelrad, long
a Hillel director at Brandeis
University and associated with
draft counseling for Conscien-
tious Objectors, has produced
a handbook for those seeking
CO status. With the renewal of
draft registration, such a book
is now, unfortunately, a
necessity. The book offers a
line-by-line explanation of how
to demonstrate the sincerity
and religious depth of an in-
dividual's pacifism, and pro-
vides examples of previous CO
My personal agreement with
Rabbi Axelrad's ethical stance,
however, does not blunt a
recognition of certain limita-
tions to the usefulness of the
book as a guide to Jewish
responses to the problem of
war. The illustrations from
Jewish tradition are oriented
towards answering "tough
questions" such as how Jews
can support Israel and yet be
pacifist, how the bloody was of
the Bible can be consistent
with pacifism, and how Jews
can be pacifists in the light of
the need to have fought Hitler.
(Among the pacifists not in-
cluded by Axelrad is Maurice
Friedman, whose pacifism in
World War II should be taken
as a paradigm example of
religious commitment by a
The book cannot be recom-
mended as a balanced presen-
tation of Jewish views of war
and peace. For a corrective
view, readers should look at
various essays by J. David
Bleich, Maurice Lamm, David
Novak, and David S. Shapiro.
Fred Rosner's Modern
Medicine and Jewish Ethics of-
fers an up-to-date considera-
tion of Jewish responsa on
bioethical questions. The book
restates, with new data, the
approach of Orthodox Judaism
to bioethical questions as ex-
pressed in Rosner's previous
works and anthologies, as well
as those by his colleagues such
as J. David Bleich and Im-
manuel Jakobovits.
His treatment of such ques-
tions as medical profes-
sionalism, contraception, ar-
tificial insemination, abortion,
euthanasia, suicide, autopsy,
and smoking, evolution, or the
criteria for death summarizes
the relevant literature clearly
and represents recent thinking
done since his earlier works.
His orientation is clearly tradi-
tional and halachic, but his
work is always informative.
The question to be asked of
this work, as of his earlier
ones, is that of the audience to
which it is addressed. Jewish
scholars do not need the book.
Orthodox Jews should always
consult their rabbinic
authorities before making
medical decisions. The book
seems more appropriately a
contribution to on-going moral
discussions. As both scholars
in religious ethics and the
general public debate ques-
tions of medical morality, Jews
need to know how to con-
tribute to such discussions.
This book acts as a handbook
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Background to the Catastrophe

Secret Cabinet Debate May
Yet Topple Unity Coalitkrfi
Editor' Note: The following
was part of a specially
prepared Shoah guide depic-
ting the horrors of the
The Jewish civilization of
Europe, whose destruction
Shoah carefully chronicles, had
a history stretching back over
1,000 years. On the eve of the
Holocaust more than half the
Jews of the world lived in
Europe. The nine million
European Jews were a diverse
group, living in a wide variety
of political and cultural
Before the outbreak of
World War II, fewer than 1.5
million Jews lived in Western
and Central Europe, where
they constituted a tiny propor-
tion of the total population.
West European Jews had con-
tributed to the economic ex-
pansion of their countries and
had often entered the urban
middle class. Some had risen
to prominence in the academic
world, the arts, business and
politics. Though as Jews, they
retained their own religious,
charitable and cultural institu-
tions, they were virtually in-
distinguishable from their
Gentile neighbors in dress,
language and public behavior.
The approximately eight
million Jews in Eastern
Europe constituent a higher
percentage of the general
population and were more
distinct and visible as a minori-
ty. More Jews lived in Poland
than in any other European
nation; in the 1930s they ac-
counted for fully 10 percent of
the Polish population and 30 to
40 percent of the populations
of the large cities. The majori-
ty of East European Jews
earned modest livelihoods as
shopkeepers and artisans.
Some had begun the process of
cultural integration into the
larger society, but most lived
among their fellow Jews,
spoke their own language (Yid-
dish) and maintained a tradi-
tional Jewish lifestyle.
Despite mounting
discrimination and anti-
Semitism, the interwar era
was a time of remarkable
Jewish creativity in Eastern
Europe. Many forms of Jewish
culture, including journalism,
poetry, theater, political
movements, youth groups,
Hebrew and Yiddish schools
and rabbinic learning flourish-
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Seattle Boy On List For 2nd Liver Transplant
Alexander Tufel, a
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Seattle, has been placed on the
active list for a liver
transplant, which would be his
second. He is listed in serious
but stable condition after
undergoing successful liver
transplant surgery last Tues-
day at UCLA Medical Center
in Los Angeles, according to a
medical center spokesman.
"He came through the
surgery well, with no com-
plications," the boy's father,
Alben Tufel, said last week. He
said doctors were waiting to
see if Alexander's body would
accept the new organ. "All
transplant patients show some
signs of rejection," he said.
"The question is, how strong
will the rejection be?"
The spokesman said there
were "serious signs of
ALEXANDER was born
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duct, a condition called biliary
atresia. The bile duct drains
the liver. He had surgery to
fashion a bile duct, but a
serious infection damaged his
liver, necessitating the
Alexander and his mother,
Dianne, moved to Los Angeles
in January to be near UCLA
when a donor liver became
available. Her husband stayed
in Seattle to care for the cou-
ple's two teenage children and
continue his work as a teacher.
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Magen David Adorn National Blood Center Dedicated
Continued from Page 3
Dorothy Wiltschek, a member
of the Hashomer Chapter of
ARMDI in Hallandale, to make
her first trip to Israel.
"I have been wanting to go
to Israel for a long time," said
Mrs. Wiltschek. "I have never
been a professional Jew where
you wear your Judaism like a
flag. I never really was involv-
ed with any of the Jewish
organizations," she added.
"I NEVER heard of ARM-
DI. I knew the founder of the
Hashomer Chapter, and she
asked me to be secretary. The
more I lived with ARMDI, the
more I became committed to
it. When I realized what the
ambulance service does and
the amount of people they take
care of, it's a gigantic job, and
it needs the support of
ARMDI members arrived in
Israel about a week before the
dedication and spent their first
evening in Jerusalem at a
special Shabbat dinner hosted
by Jacqueline and Nathan
Goldman. The dinner was at-
tended by Israel Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The
centerpieces on the tables in-
cluded miniature MDA
The group attended special
ceremonies marking Israel's
Memorial Day last Saturday
night and Sunday that was
followed by Independence
Day, and took tours of
historical sites. A special ban-
quet followed in the Chagall
Room of the Knesset. The gala
farewell banquet was preceded
by a Havdallah and Reaffirma-
tion Service by the Western
Wall. Members of the group
huddled in the cool night air,
raising their flourescent green
candles above their heads, and
making the toast ending Shab-
bat and their visit to
Jewish Floridian Photo
Sculptor Nathan Rapoport (left) and Joseph Handleman, na-
tional chairman of ARMDI, stand before the monument,
'Brotherhood of Man,' that was commissioned by Handleman to
be in the Sally and Joseph Handleman Plaza in front of the new
MDA blood center in Ramat Gan.
Israel Was Used As 'Cover,' Secord
Tells Congressional Committee
The Americans involved in the
covert arms shipments to Iran
used Israel as a "cover" that
would take the "hit" if the
plan was discovered, according
to retired Air Force Gen.
Richard Secord.
Secord, testifying for the se-
cond day of the Senate-House
select committee's hearing on
the Iran/Contra affair
Wednesday (April 6), describ-
ed a February meeting he at-
tended in the White House to
discuss ways of legally
transporting U.S. weapons to
Iran. The meeting included
lawyers from the Central In-
telligence Agency, National
Security Adviser Rear Adm.
John Poindexter and Marine
Lt. Col. Oliver North, a Na-
tional Security Council aide.
decided that the weapons were
to be sold from the United
States to him in his role as a
"commercial cutout" that was
not part of the government.
He said the "commercial
cutout" was an attempt to
"mirror" the way in which
Israel had secretly transported
an earlier arms shipment to
The weapons were then to be
transported to Israel which
would then ship the weapons
to Iran. Secord called the arms
shipment a U.S./Israel "joint
venture" in which Israel was
to provide a "cover."
Asked by John Nields, the
House committee's chief
counsel, if those involved in
the arms sales were trying to
conceal the operation from
Congress, Secord said they
were concerned only with con-
cealing the operation from the
Secord went on to reveal the
intricacies of the weapons
transport which included
Amiram Nir, an adviser to
then Premier Shimon Peres,
Iranian arms dealer Manucher
Ghorbanifar, North and
Robert McFarlane, former Na-
tional Security Adviser.
count for the huge sums of
money needed for the arms
sales operation, he noted that
the Israelis demanded an in-
surance of $2 million on each
plane that was sent out.
On Feb. 15-16, the first
delivery of 500 missiles was
transported from Israel to
Iran, and the I-Hawks that had
been previously delivered by
Israel and rejected were pick-
ed up. A second delivery was
made after a meeting in
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Israel Supplying Weapons, Aircraft to Guatemala
is supplying weapons and
military aircraft to Guatemala
on a business basis without the
Israel government's involve-
ment, Haaretz reported last
Thursday. The newspaper
quoted Guatemala's Defense
Minister, Gen. Hector Alejan-
dro Gramajo Morales as telling
its correspondent at an inter-
view in Guatemala City that
his country has "broad
military relations" with Israel
conducted by private Israeli
businessmen, not on govern-
ment levels.
Gramajo said his country
receives "several basic items
for our army. We benefit from
these relations which are
primarily commercial,"
Haaretz reported.
Asked if Israel was
Guatemala's main source of
arms, he replied, "It is a supp-
ly source for us, but I wouldn't
say that it is the sole supply
source, and I wouldn't say that
it's the most important.
Guatemala receives arms
from other countries, in-
cluding Taiwan and South
Korea. Gramajo said, accor-
ding to Haaretz.
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Friday, May 22, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 13
An Explanation For Jews And Christians
The Jewish holiday called
Shavuot (pronounced Sha-voo-
ote) is one of three Pilgrim
Festivals mentioned in the
The other two are Passover
(Hebrew: Pay-sach) and Taber-
nacles, or Booths (Su-kot).
Originally nature festivals,
these three holidays marked
important milestones in the
agricultural year. Passover
was at first the plea to God to
make the Spring harvest a
good one; later it became the
time to observe the
deliverance from Egyptian
slavery. Sukkot started as a
time to mark the beginning of
the autumn harvest and was
later identified with the pro-
tection God granted the
Israelites as, for 40 years in
the desert, they lived in Suk-
kot (tents or booths).
Shavuot means, in Hebrew,
Weeks, and is the festival
which takes place seven weeks
after Passover, the time of the
Spring planting. Those 49 days
are the length of time needed
for the appearance of the first
results of the planting. For
this reason Weeks is also call-
ed the Festival of the First
Fruits. In ancient times, stalks
of grain were brought to the
temple in Jerusalem and there
thanks were offered up to God
for His part in producing the
food we eat. That is the origin
of the idea of pilgrimages, of
trips to a holy place. As in-
dicated, these visits to the
shrine also took place on
Passover and Sukkot.
Because of the 50-day period
between the holidays, the
climax of this span is called not
only Shavuot (Weeks) but
Pentecost (related to 50).
That 50-day stretch later
took on new significance with
respect to the happenings to
the Israelites after the Exodus
from Egypt. According to
tradition, those seven weeks in
the desert were used by Moses
to provide moral training to
the former slaves, and this
course in ethics reached a
"high point" 50 days after the
Exodus on Mt. Sinai where the
Ten Commandments were
given. Shavuot, therefore, has
come to be known as the Bir-
thday of the Ten Command-
ments, and one of its Hebrew
names, in fact, is the Time of
Giving of the Moral Law.
The holiday was celebrated
tor one day in Biblical times.
Traditionalist Jews added
another day to its observance
for complex calendar reasons.
Reform Jews have reverted to
the original one-day pattern.
In Israel, too, it is a one-day
But Reform Judaism utilized
Shavuot for another purpose.
Desirous of an occasion for a
ceremony marking the comple-
tion of the elementary period
of religious education, Reform
Judaism combined their
celebration of Shavuot with an
opportunity for teenagers to
assert their willingness to
adhere to Jewish precepts. At
the first Shavuot, near Mt.
Sinai, the people affirmed
their willingness to live by
divine principles. On each
subsequent Shavuot, young
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Pentecost. For one thing it is a
period of extra devotion and
abstention from undue revelry
(like Lent, which is patterned
after it). The seven-week span
is called in Hebrew, Sefirah
(s'feer-ah), which means Coun-
ting (count up, not count
down) or Omer, which is
Hebrew for the stalk of barley
which is gestating during that
time. The somberness of the
period was broken on the 33rd
day because, according to
legend, the disciples of the
great Talmudist, Akiba, ceas-
ed to suffer from an epidemic
on that day; so it became a
half-festival, Lag B'Omer (the
33rd day during the Omer).
In Hebrew, first fruits is
Bikkurim, as the holiday is
sometimes called. Some refer
to it as Chag (Festival of) Bik-
kurim. Confirmation is now
prevalent not only among
Reform Jews, but also among
Conservative and Orthodox
Jews as well.
Confirmation is to be
distinguished from Bar Mitz-
vah (for boys), or Bas Mitzvah
(for girls). Bar Mitzvah means
Son of the Commandment, or
Master of the Commandment,
and refers to the ability of a
13-year-old to "master" suffi-
cient Hebrew to take part in a
worship service, or perhaps to
"master" some religious
duties. The Bar Mitzvah or Bas
Mitzvah ceremony is a "solo"
achievement. Confirmation is
a group exercise, for both girls
and boys who have completed
their elementary religious
References to Shavuot can
be found in the Bible in Exodus
34.22, 23.16; Leviticus 23.15;
and Deuteronomy 16.9. In the
New Testament it is mention-
ed in Acts 2.1.
In 1987, Shavuot is Wednes-
day, June 3
In 1988, May. 22.
From the Book, "Explain-
ing Judaism to Jews and Chris-
tians," by Rabbi Samuel
Silver, Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
Fla. 33445. (305)276-6161.
An Open Letter
To His Holiness
Pope John II
I have the highest regard for
you, but when you equate abor-
tion with genocide you
trivialize the Holocaust. You
have every right to tell your
people that, in your opinion,
abortion is a mistake, but cer-
tainly there is a difference bet-
ween error and terror.
Yours sincerely,
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
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Boca Pops Offers Midsummer Night Serenades
Following a smash winter
season, the Boca Raton Sym-
phonic Pops is now preparing
for the "Midsummer Night
Serenades" series to be
presented at the Great Hall of
the world renowned Boca
Hotel and Club.
Maestro Mark Azzolina,
Pops Music Director realizes
the need to present "top quali-
ty family entertainment, not
just during the winter season
but throughout the summer as
well." With a fast growing
population of year round
residents, "there is a glaring
fine cultural enter-
and we hope we can
need for
fulfill that need," he said.
In the tradition of the
Boston Pops, the setting of the
Great Hall with tables and tid-
bits for families to share, the
four concert series offer a
wonderful variety of musical
Starting on July 3 Pops will
offer a "Star Spangled Spec-
tacular" with the 14-year-old
genius of pianist Richard
Rhee. Mr. Rhee, last year's
"Friends of the Pops" scholar-
ship winner was featured
guest artist with Pops during
the winter season. He
fascinated Boca audiences
with his extraordinary talent.
"I'm really thrilled to be able
to bring back this young vir-
tuoso for the summer series,
giving non-subscribers the
chance to hear him." Combin-
ing the talent of Mr. Rhee and
a stirring patriotic theme, this
concert should start the sum-
mer off with a Julv 4th bang.
On August 7, audiences can
join in "A Night In Vienna"
with romantic tenor Carlos
Manuel Santana and soprano
Marianne Michaels as guest
Mr. Santana, who is well
known to Boca audiences, has
that smooth, romantic Latin
Lenore Feldman Elected
National President Of NCJW
Lenore Feldman of
Lawrence, N.Y. has been
elected and installed as the Na-
tional President of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women (NCJW) during the
organization's 37th National
Convention. Nearly 1,000
delegates attended the conven-
tion which was held March
19-22 in New Orleans, La. at
The Fairmont Hotel.
A life member, Mrs.
Feldman has been involved
with NCJW on a local and na-
tional level for over 25 years.
In the past, she has served as a
National Vice President and as
the organization's National
Treasurer. She has also been
Chairwoman of the Field Ser-
vice, National Affairs/Com-
munity Services, Long Range
Planning and Nominating
Committees and Vice-
Chairwoman of the Interna-
tional Affairs Committee. She
also served as Chairwoman of
the 1985 National Convention.
Currently, she serves on the
Board of the NCJW Research
Institute for Innovation in
Education at The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. On
the local level, she has served
as President of NCJW's Penin-
sula (NY) Section.
Her community in-
volvements have included
board membership on the Five
Towns Senior Center, the
Peninsula Child Guidance
Center, and the Peninsula
Counseling Center.
A graduate of Cornell
University with an MBA from
Adelphi University, Mrs.
Feldman has consulted, train-
ed, and lectured on manage-
ment. She has designed and
presented workshops and in-
stitutes for non-profit
organizations on leadership
development covering such
topics as training, communica-
tions, future planning, and
problem solving.
Established in 1893 the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women is the oldest Jewish
Women's volunteer organiza-
tion in America. NCJW's more
than 100,000 members in 200
Sections nationwide are active
in the organization's priority
areas of Women's issues,
Jewish life, aging, children and
youth, Israel and Constitu-
tional rights.
Local women from Greater
Miami Section who serve on
the National Board are:
Martha Myers, Honorary
National Vice President; Myra
Farr, Honorary National
Board Member; Nan Rich, Na-
tional Board Member; Anna
Mae Ross, National Board
Istanbul Synagogue To Be Opened
Next Week lor Special Prayers
Neve Shalom Synagogue, the
scene of havoc where ter-
rorists murdered 22 worship-
pers last September, will be
reopened next week, the
World Jewish Congress
reported here.
The Chief Rabbinate of
Turkey informed the WJC that
the synagogue would resume
Florida Jewish Singles To
Congregate At 4th Annual Confab
The Fourth Annual, Singles S2WBS? ^t^t
Conference sponsored by the
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council will take place June 5
through June 7 at the
Tradewinds Hotel on St.
Petersburg Beach.
The weekend begins on Fri-
day evening with Rabbi
Stephen Kaplan conducting
services followed by a wine
and cheese Oneg Shabbat. The
conference continues on Satur-
day with a light breakfast in
the Hospitality Room, Shabbat
services, and afternoon ac-
tivities ranging from discus-
sion groups to fun activities by
the pool and beach. Saturday
evening festivities start with a
Havdalah service and
culminate at 9 p.m. with a
dance offering continuous live
music, cash bar and hors
d'oeuvres. The conference con-
cludes on Sunday with an early
fitness hour, 10 workshops and
a brunch with a Keynote
Speaker. Closing statements
will take place at 3:45 p.m.
Workshop topics include
ting Wealthy, Communicable
Diseases and the Single
Lifestyles, Stress Manage-
ment, Jewish Identity, Single
by Choice or by Circumstance,
Politics of Israel, and Massage
Prices for the total weekend
are $38 for members and $45
for non-members in advance of
the conference. At the door
the prices will be higher.
Arrangements for hotel
rooms must be made directly
with the hotel by calling
1-800-282-5553. Room reserva-
tions will cost $79 plus tax per
night for a double room. A
roommate match service will
be available through the
Singles Council.
Additional information and
reservations for the con-
ference can be obtained by
contacting the Tampa Jewish
Community Center at (813)
872-4451 or by writing the
Tampa JCC, 2808 Horatio St.,
Tampa, FL 33609. Attention:
services with special prayers
and a ceremony on May 20 to
be attended by the Turkish
Minister of Interior and other
local government officials.
WJC representatives will also
be in attendance.
Last September 6, two at-
tackers, spraying machine gun
fire and hurling hand
grenades, murdered 22 wor-
shippers at Sabbath services
and turned the elegant
synagogue into a charred and
blood-stained slaughterhouse.
Several investigative accounts
placed responsibility for the
massacre on the Abu Nidal
Palestinian terrorist group.
Work on restoring the in-
terior, which ironically had
undergone renovation just
before the terrorist attack, has
now been completed at this,
Istanbul's largest synagogue,
whose name means "Oasis of
Turkey's 22,000 Jews have
been relatively well treated
over the centuries in a country
in which 99 percent of its peo-
ple are Moslems. A memorial
service held after the massacre
last September in Istanbul was
attended by Jewish communal
figures from around the world.
"The reopening of the
synagogue symbolizes the
courage of the Turkish Jewish
community and their deter-
mination, along with all free
peoples, to overcome the ter-
rorist menace to civilized
society," the WJC stated.
quality to his voice that brings
back the romance of days gone
by. His background includes
appearing in top New York Ci-
ty nightclubs, performing on
radio, TV and with the USO.
Since coming to Florida he has
sung in concert with symphony
orchestras in both Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
Combining his talent with that
of mezzo soprano Marianne
Michaels is a sure blockbuster.
Miss Michaels, a member of
the "Voices of the Pops"
chorale brought the house
down this season with her in-
terpretation of the Puccini aria
"VfIssi D'Arte." A superb per-
former with an incredible
range Miss Michaels has ap-
peared throughout the tri-
county area singing
everything from Bach to
On August 19 Pops offers a
direct change of pace with a
program of "Big Band Swing"
in a special "Salute to the
Arts" featuring clarinetist
Johnnv Mince. Mince, who is
always an audience pleaser has
Blayed with names like Tommy
orsey, Ray Noble and Ray
Coniff. He spent two decades
with the Arthur Godfrey show
on radio and TV and toured
with Louis Armstrong follow-
ing that.
To top off the evening,
Florida Secretary of State
George Firestone will appear
as Honorary Guest Conductor.
Closing the "Midsummer
Night Serenades" will be the
fabulous "Kids from Wiscon-
sin" who have never failed to
wow Boca Raton audiences.
The Pops will not perform that
night. This is the fourth year
that the young, all American
group of 33 singers and
dancers come to the Boca
stage. It's an evening not to be
missed for pure, unmitigated
Concerts are at 8 p.m. with
cabaret seating that is priced
at $10, 14 and 18. Children
under 12 are half price.
Tickets and information may
be obtained at the Pops ticket
office at 100 NE 1st Avenue or
by calling 391-6777.
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 5 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:30 a.m.
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at Mae
Volen Senior Center, 1515 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Fri-
day evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 3f 2-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays
evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9
a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at
the new building 7900 Montoya Circle beginning in February. For
information regarding services call 483-5384 or 394-5071.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weis8enberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-1300. Rabbi Pincus Aloof. Cantor Louis Her-
shman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.

Synagogue cAfeu/s
Friday, May 22, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 15
Hebrew Academic
Level I Spencer Gold;
Level II Scott Newburge;
Level III Esther Rosen-
baum; Attendance Jason
Sunday School Attendance
3rd Grade Joshua Karren;
6th Grade Amy Karren; 8th
Grade David Finkelstein
and Andrew Finegold.
1st Grade Sari Ann
Mankuta; 3rd Grade Joshua
Karren and Tracee Lee Samp-
son; 4th Grade Spencer
Gold; 6th Grade Esther
Rosenbaum, Amy Karren,
Joshua Nathanson, Scott
Newburge; 7th Grade
Stephanie Jo Esbin; 8th Grade
Andrew Finegold.
Special Mention (For Im-
provement During The
School Year)
4th Grade Micah Lopiano.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Behar Bechukotai
- The Weekly Torah Biblical
Portion" at the Sabbath Morn-
ing Service on Saturday, May
23 commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Ba'midbor The
Weekly Torah Biblical Por-
tion" at the Sabbath Morning
Service on Saturday, May 30
commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
The Rabbi's course in the
Talmudic Tractate "Ethics of
our Fathers" will be pursued
in conjunction with Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceeding the Daily Morning
Minyon Services and 6:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacobs and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairpersons of the
Membership committee.
For further information call
Renewed Attacks
Continued fron Pare 1
military training. Hezbullah
has no central command. Its
attacks are initiated by local
headquarters, but all are ap-
proved by the Iranian-inspired
religious-political leadership
which includes Abas Musani,
Ibrahim Abdallah and Sheikh
Fadallah Haaretz reported.
New Books
Continued from Page 8
to traditional Jews acting as
discussants in dialogues
whether formal or informal
on bioethics. As these discus-
sions proliferate, handbooks
such as Rosner's (as well as his
earlier ones and those of J.
David Bleich) become extreme-
ly useful to the modern Or-
thodox Jew.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Naso The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday, June 2 commencing
at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
The Rabbi's course in the
Talmudic Tractate "Ethics of
our Fathers" will be pursued
in conjunction with Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Shavuoth Services
The Festival of Shavuoth
(Pentacost) celebrating the
Revelation on Sinai will be
ushered in with the Evening
Service on Tuesday, June 2 at
6:30 p.m.
The Morning Services on
Wednesday and Thursday,
June 3 and 4, will commence at
8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a series of sermons on
the theme: "Forward Unto
The Sisterhood of the Con-
gregation Anshei Emuna is
having their regular monthly
meeting at the synagogue at
16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, at noon, on Tuesday,
June 2. Mr. Oscar Goldstein is
guest speaker, and his subject
is "Humor Around the
World." Join the group for a
collation before the meeting,
and for a delightful afternoon.
The Sisterhood of Congrega-
tion Anshei Emuna is planning
an outing for Father's Day.
June 21. The group will meet
at the synagogue at 10:30
a.m., and board the bus to the
East Side Deli for lunch. It will
then again board the bus and
proceed to Ft. Lauderdale for
a boat ride on the Jungle
Queen. The cost is $20 per per-
son. Tickets may be obtained
by calling Rose Feller at
499-0797. Gussie Green at
499-4634, or call Nora at the
synagogue at 499-9229 or
Shabbat Services begin Fri-
day, May 22 at 8 p.m. with
Rabbi Avraham Kapnek of-
ficiating and Cantor Stuart
Kanas chanting the Liturgy.
Services begin Saturday
morning, May 23 at 8:45 a.m.
The final Junior Congregation
will be at 10 a.m.
The Temple office will be
closed Sunday, May 24 and
Monday, May 25 in celebration
of Memorial Day Weekend.
Sisterhood will have their
meeting Tuesday, May 26 at 8
Executive Board will meet
on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30
Last Days of Religious
School is Wednesday, May 27
and Thursday, May 28.
Registration for CAMP
CHAI is now being taken. For
more information call Ellin
Heilig at the Temple office
Registration is now in pro-
gress for our ECP and
Religious School. For more in-
formation call the Temple of-
fice 431-5100.
Sisterhood Temple Beth
Shalom will have next regular
meeting on Monday at 10 a.m.
Boutique and refreshments.
Annual membership tea on
May 27. RSVP Rose Schun
487-0633, Sue 482-6947 or
Hilda 483-0424. TEMPLE
"Day at the Races" fun even-
ing, Sunday May 17. All
Call Sy 482-3016. $4 dona-
tion. Refreshments and fun.
If you are not affiliated with
any other Temple, please con-
sider Temple Sinai of Delray
Beach. For information call
Helyn Berger, membership
chairperson, 276-6161.
Sisterhood of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, will have their
next meeting on Monday at
noon. Installation of new of-
ficers for 1987-88 will take
place. Cantor Elaine Shapiro
will present a musical pro-
gram. Guests and prospective
members are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
For information please call
Grace Gilbert, 499-5563.
Sisterthood of Temple Sinai,
Delray Beach, is having a gala
Father's Day Celebration with
complete dinner, Saturday,
June 20, $7.50 per person.
This is open to the public. For
tickets and information call
499-1053 or 272-7763.
Shabbat services will be held
at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
at 8:15 p.m. Friday, May 22.
Rabbi Samuel Silver's sermon
will be "Proclaim Freedom."
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance. The Adult Bar
Mitzvah of Morris Kagen will
take place at this time. Shab-
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bat services on Saturday, May
23 will be at 10 a.m. For the
hard of hearing Temple Sinai
has available for services
"Pockettalker." Request same
of the usher when you arrive
for services.
Shabbat services will be held
at Temple Sinai, 2475 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach at
8:15 p.m. Friday, May 29. Rab-
bi Samuel Silver's sermon will
be "In the Desert." Cantor
Elaine Shapiro will be in atten-
dance. Shabbat services,
Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
For the hard of hearing, Tem-
ple Sinai has available for ser-
vices, "Pockettalker." Re-
quest same of the ushers when
you arrive for services.
Temple Sinai will conduct
Duplicate Bridge games
Thursday evenings at 7:30
p.m. These games are sane
tioned by ACBL and master
points will be awarded. Fee ij
$2 per person, refreshments
are served and is open to the
public. For information call
Jack Alter, 496-0946.
Kulanu, Temple Sinai's
young Jewish Social Group is
having a dance Saturday, June
6, 8 p.m. Sing and dance to
United Sounds Inc. featuring
Dave Pirro at Temple Sinai.
Free admission, refreshments,
contests, prizes! For informa-
tion call, 967-4436 or 278-8726.
A review of Garrison
Keillor's Lake Wobegon Days
will be presented by William F.
Saulson as a feature of the
noon meeting of the Women's
Club of Lauderdale West
Tuesday in the Club House at
1141 NW 85 Ave in Plantation.
After a well attended and
very successful first talent
show May 3, the Drama Club
of Mae Volen Senior Center
will sponsor a second show and
contest on May 31 from 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. Tickets are $2.50.
Any person or group of people
age five to 95 with talent in
singing, dancing, dramatic
performance or any other
special ability is invited to
audition for the show on May
26 at the center from 7 to 9
p.m. Cash prizes will be award-
ed. Auditions will also be held
on that same date for a
Showcase Production schedul-
ed for June 14. For further in-
formation please call Joanne at
395-8920 or Roger Holstein at
Mae Volen Senior Center,
Friday, May 22, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Annual Picnic in
auditorium for 200 Seniors,
members from Horizons
Unlimited and Day Care Pro-
grams at Center. Hawaiian
theme. Henderson School
children performing Hawaiian
dances. Also Hula Granny's
performing. Food and fun.
Entertainment will be after
12:30 p.m.
Young and old will share a
day together as the CHIPS
(Children in Partnership with
Seniors) Program concludes
its current year. This is the
first time three elementary
school classes and three
Horizons Unlimited groups
will meet together. This will be
a wonderful day of sharing as
the picnic is being sponsored
by several community groups
Mae Volen Senior Center.
The Junior League of Boca
Raton, Boca Raton Parks and
Recreation, Downtown
Redevelopment and the Boca
Raton Historical Society.
There will be all kinds of ac-
tivities at Sanborn Square,
Federal Highway, in Boca
Raton on May 14 from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Horizons Adult Education
Classes begin the week of June
15. All classes will be held at
the Mae Volen Senior Center,
1515 W. Palmetto Park Road.
New classes include: Begin-
ners Knitting, Understanding
Opera, Piano Lessons, Begin-
ners Tennis Clinic, Small Boat
Handling, Shortcut to Selling
and many more. Classes are
from 4 to 6 weeks. Call
395-8920 for additional
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