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W^ The Jewish -m y
of South County
Volume 9 Number 24
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 9,1987
'I Am No Longer Refusenik'
This remarkable photograph, taken from the
United Jewish Appeal Archives, shows white-
helmeted British soldiers on board the ship
Exodus as it was refused admission to the port
of Haifa September 28, 1947. A re-enactment
of the event was held in Israel on the 40th an-
At Sukkot
niversary of the denial of landing rights in
then-Palestine to 4,515 Holocaust survivors.
Three Jews were killed and 28 injured before
the British succeeded in returning the refugees
from Europe's DP (Displaced Person) camps
to occupied Germany. See Story, Page 7.
am not a refusenik anymore,"
a joyous Ida Nudel told
reporters in a telephone inter-
view from Moscow Monday.
But she does not believe her
exit visa signals a new policy
of the Kremlin toward Soviet
Nudel, 56, was told by the
Soviet authorities only last
Friday that she will be allowed
to leave the USSR to join her
sister, Elena Fridman, in
Israel, whom she has not seen
for 16 years. Her name
reportedly headed the list of
former Prisoners of Cons-
cience which Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres gave Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze when they met
in New York Sept. 23.
But she feels the Soviets are
using her and other prominent
refuseniks recently granted
exit visas to achieve certain
diplomatic goals and improve
their image. "In ancient times,
the Pharaohs used to please
the chiefs of neighboring coun-
tries with very exotic things,"
Nudel said. "I feel that I am a
white crocodile. I was used to
please Mr. Reagan and Mr.
Shultz before a meeting of the
Observers here tended to
agree. They suggested Nudel
was granted her visa on the
eve of Yom Kippur because of
the added public relations im-
pact. Nudel, an engineer-
economist, was in Moscow for
a hearing for permission to
resume residence there after
being forced for five years to
live in the Moldavian city of
Bendery. Before that she lived
in exile in Siberia from
But instead of getting her
Moscow residency permit, she
was summoned by Rudolf
Kutznetsov, head of Moscow
OVIR (emigration bureau) and
told to return to Bendery to
get her papers in order
because she had permission to
Nudel told the Israeli
reporters that it will take
several weeks before she
leaves for Israel, due mainly to
the volume of paper work. "I
will not remain here even one
extra moment," she said. "I
am so excited I want to cry. I
am looking forward to come
home, to Israel."
She added, "I am beginning
to accept the fact that I am not
a refusenik any more. Most of
all, I want to be a normal
Israeli citizen, and take my
place in Israeli society. And I
will, of course, work for the
release of all my friends who I
will be leaving behind."
Meanwhile, another former
Prisoner of Conscience, Yosef
Bernstein, 50, of Kiev, is ex-
pected to arrive in Israel with
his wife next Sunday. Berns-
tein, an industrial engineer,
had been seeking an exit visa
since June 1975. In 1984 he
was sentenced to four years'
imprisonment for "resisting
police." He was released a
year early after a review of his
Living With Tensions
Among the most intriguing
and impressive aspects of
Jewish wisdom is its attempt
to bridge contradictions and
live with a tension of op-
posites. Consider, as an exam-
ple, that precisely during the
fasting on Yom Kippur is when
we read the passage from
Isaiah challenging the notion
of such a ritual. While fasting,
we remind ourselves that
fasting is not enough.
The same rhythm is found in
the festival of Sukkot.
Kohelet, with its challenging,
skeptical spirit and disdain for
possessions, is the megillah
assigned for our harvest, our
thanksgiving festival. At a
holiday so disposed to a sense
of joy, our sages see the need
for putting things in
That theme is the subject of
a little Hasidic vignette. It tells
of a man who always carried a
scrap of paper in each pocket.
On one was written, "For my
sake was the world created.'
On the other, "I am nothing
but dust and ashes." If he felt
depressed, he would look at
the passage "For my
sake ...," and it would raise
his spirits. If he was feeling
vain, or foolish or arrogant, he
would read "I am nothing but
dust and ashes." And, so the
story suggests, he would
regain a proper sense of
Sukkot, too, suggests that
we must feel both "yes" and
Continued on Pace 5

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 9, 1987
New Debate On Role Of
Pope Pius XII During Holocaust
simple statement made in
Miami by Pope John Paul II at
the meeting with Jewish
leaders, in which the Pontiff
said he believed that Pope Pius
XII would be vindicated by
history, has elicited a skeptical
response from Holocaust
historians and some Jewish
figures present at the meeting.
Pope Pius XII has been ac-
cused, in the years since the
end of World War II, of a
singular Holocaust sin: silence.
In effect, John Paul's asser-
tion reopens an old can of
worms, one which was given
tremendous attention beginn-
ing in 1963 with the produc-
tion of the play "the Deputy"
by German playwright Rolf
Hochbuth, in which Pius XII
was assailed for having
refrained from speaking out
publicly on behalf of those who
were persecuted, particularly
the Jews.
Critics of the wartime Pon-
tiff base their judgment on the
fact that Pius XII did not
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speak out on behalf of the Jews
specifically. The telling docu-
ment many refer to is the ad-
dress the Pope gave at
Christmas 1942. The criticism
leveled at him is that he never
once in the very long state-
ment mentioned the word
The Christmas plea given by
the pope was, rather, a sweep-
ing condemnation of the perils
of a "Godless society" and the
threat to private capital under
Marxism. In broad but
generalized terms he called for
opposition to the "excessive
herding of men into lifeless
things' and urged mankind to
"uphold respect for the prac-
tical realization of the .. fun-
damental personal rights .. to
maintain and develop one's
corporeal, intellectual and
moral life and especially the
right to religious formation."
In attempting to explain that
Pontiffs reasoning during
that era, many have pointed
the finger at his tremendous
loathing of Communism. It has
also been variously noted that
it was simply not in the style of
Pius XII to be specific about
any people's suffering, nor by
Pius's record is a somewhat
mixed bag, in that it is known
and documented that he allow-
ed sanctuary to be given to the
Jews of Rome; that he in-
tervened, through the papal
nuncio in Berlin, for the Jews
in northern Italy; that he
telegrammed a personal ap-
peal to Hungarian Regent Ad-
miral Miklos Horthy.
British historian Martin
Gilbert* notes in "The
Holocaust" (Holt, Rinehart
and Winston, NY, 1985) that
in 1943, the Pope "helped the
Jewish community in Rome
that September, offering
whatever amount of gold
might be needed towards the
fifty kilogrammes of gold
demanded by the Nazis, which
the community could not raise
in full on its own."
However, historians Nora
Levin and Raul Hilberg have
softened the impact of that of-
fer by explaining that it was a
loan requested by the then
bankrupt Jewish community,
which, said Hilberg, was
ultimately not needed because
the Jews mustered the sum
themselves. On September 20,
1942, Pope Pius XII gave an
audience to U.S. envoy Myron
Taylor, of which it was
speculated that the topic
discussed was the persecution
of the Jews. Although the
specific agenda of that au-
dience was not diclosed,
Taylor was quoted as saying
that the Pontiff had said that
"Church and State must aid in
the efforts of both the religious
and civil communities."
David Wyman, author of
"The Abandonment of the
Jews" (Pantheon Books, NY,
1985), feels that Pius's good
deeds are, however over-
shadowed by his long lapses,
and his pronounced overall
* Jewish Floridian
P.O. Box 012973, Miami, Ra. 33101
Wyman cited the telegram
to Horthy which "was not sent
until late June. But the Jews
were deported May 15. Why
did he wait for a period of
more than a month? Before the
pope had moved, 200,000 Jews
had been deported.
"It's true that Pius XII
helped some Jews, but his
record is 95 percent empty. On
November 24, 1942, the State
Department confirmed that
the Jews were being exter-
minated. The news came to the
world. And if the Pope is
speaking a month later (the
Christmas address), then we
have to ask why? What took
him so long?"
Levin, author of "The
Holocaust. The Destruction of
Eastern Jewry, 1933-45"
(Schocken, NY, 1973) cited
Pius's great admiration for
German culture. She also
Continued on Page 6
Yaakov Weinreb (center), a native of Hollywood, FL, who has
entered Yeshiva University in New York City as a Max Stern
scholar, meets with Professor Michael Hecht (left), Associate
Dean of Yeshiva College, and Professor Carl Feit, Associate Pro-
fessor of Biology and Associate Mentor of the Max Stern Scholars
Program. The program, which includes a special enrichment pro-
gram of honors seminars and cultural events, was funded by a
gift of $3.75 million from the Max Stern Foundation,
Prophets For Profit
More than 60 years after its
creation by such early
American Zionist leaders as
Louis Brandeis and Felix War-
burg, PEC (Palestine
Economic Corporation) Israel
Economic Corporation con-
tinues to benefit both Israel's
economy and investors in the
holding company.
PEC recently announced
substantial increases in earn-
ings for the first half and se-
cond quarter of 1987. For the
first six months of this year,
earnings were $4,721,949, or
64 percent per share a gain
of 113 percent from the same
period last year.
(In 1986, earnings for the
first six months were
$2,177,050, or 30 cents per
share; net income for all of
that year was 60 cents per
For the quarter ending June
30, 1987, PEC's net income
was $2,713,183, or 37 cents
per share, up from 41,639,759,
or 23 cents per share in the
same period during 1986.
An American company in-
corporated in Maine in 1926,
PEC was founded as a means
of fostering economic develop-
ment in the Yishuv (Jewish
community in Palestine), "the
philosophy of the founders was
that support of Israel should
not only be donations, but also
making sound economic in-
vestments," PEC president
Joseph Ciechanover told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
"Current results justify our
faith in the basic soundness of
Israel's economy. It was an
outstanding achievement for
Israel to reduce its inflation
rate from 500 percent in 1985
to less than 16 perent so far
this year. PEC's continued
rise in profits reflects improve
ment in the net income of most
of the company's affiliates and
a substantial increase in net
gain on sales of investments.
Traded on the American
Stock Exchange under the
symbol "IEC," PEC
organizes, finances and par-
ticipates in the management of
widely diversified businesses
located in Israel or affiliated
with Israeli enterprise.
The two largest
shareholders are IDB Develop-
ment Corporation Ltd. (a
member of the IDB
Bankholding Group in Israel),
which owns 80 percent of the
shares, and companies con-
trolled by Edmund de
Rothschild, which hold 12 per-
cent. The other eight percent
is owned by American in-
dividuals and institutions.
Among PEC's current equi-
ty holdings are affiliated com-
panies and wholly-owned sub-
sidiaries in such fields as high
technology and scientific
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He told the Jewish
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what I know now, the record
of Pius XII is a very poor one."
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Friday, October 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
UJA Prime Minister's Mission Raises $24.9 Million
Following a recent non-stop
charter flight from New York to
Israel aboard the Concorde, and
special exciting programming,
American Jewish leaders from 34
U.S. communities pledged $24.9
million including $2 million in
"new money" for Project
Renewal on the United Jewish Ap-
peal Prime Minister's Mission.
The mission included rides on
command cars, missile boats,
helicopters and Hercules air
transports; briefings by Israel's
highest officials; and poignant
meaningful visits with but a few of
the tens of thousands of Israelis
who benefit from the
UJA/Federation Campaign. "The
funds raised for the Regular
UJA/Federation Campaign is the
largest amount ever for a UJA
Prime Minister's Mission," said
UJA National chairman Martin F.
Stein. "This is an extraordinary
accomplishment." Stein and UJA
Major Gifts chairman Marvin
Lender of New Haven, the Mis-
sion Co-Chairmen, also presented
special lapel pins to each partici-
pant as members of a new UJA
group: the Prime Minister's Coun-
cil. This group of distinguished
Jewish leaders will work together
to strengthen UJA/Federation
Campaigns and play a key role in
Jewish affairs.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
briefed the participants on their
first evening in Jerusalem and
complimented them for their fine
work and dedication. He urged
them to come often and take part
in helping to build Israel. He also
discussed his recent trip to
Romania and the future of the
Jewish people in lands of distress.
In a pre-caucus talk at the
Knesset, Minister of Foreign Af-
fairs Shimon Peres stressed the
importance of research and
development in looking ahead for
new technology. He also em-
phasized placing the peace issues
at the top of the agenda and the
importance of keeping a
pluralistic Jewish people together.
Other highlights of the action-
packed three-day intensive mis-
U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan (D-NY) and his wife,
Elizabeth, will receive the
American ORT Federation
Community Achievement
Award at a dinner in their
honor Oct. 20 at the Sheraton
Centre in New York City.
Funds raised at the
testimonial dinner in their
honor will establish the Sen.
and Mrs. Daniel Patrick
Moynihan ORT Scholarship
Fund to assist students at ORT
vocational and technical train-
ing schools in Israel and in SS
other countries worldwide.
sion included analyses of recent
events by Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin. Mayor Teddy Kollek
welcomed the group as they arriv-
ed in Jerusalem. All speakers em-
phasized Israel's achievements in
the 40 years of its independence.
UJA president Stanley B.
Horowitz, Jewish Agency
Director-General Shlomo Gazit
and JDC Executive Vice Prsident
Michael Schneider briefed the
group. Aryeh Dulzin, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency Executive,
gave a special talk on key
elements of Jewish Agency
Obtaining a firsthand look at
how their support of Jewish Agen-
cy and American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee programs
have contributed to the country's
progress, the group visited
Shikma, an institution for the han-
dicapped, whose orchestra and
choir performed. They also visited
Hofim, a Youth Aliyah village for
Ethiopian youngsters and chatted
with the pupils during lunch.
UJA National Project Renewal
chairman Jane Sherman of
Detroit reviewed the progress of
Project Renewal, the comprehen-
sive program of diaspora Jewish
communities to help rehabilitate
Israel's depressed neighborhoods.
Mayor Shlomo Lahat of Tel Aviv
and Maxim Levy of Lod welcomed
the group to their respective cities
and described accomplishments
under Renewal in their cities.
During the fund-raising caucus
many Mission members made ex-
tra Renewal pledges in honor of
Jane Sherman for her outstanding
At a special memorial service on
Mount Herzl, Member of the
Knesset Abba Eban reviewed
Jewish history and paid tribute to
the young men and women who
made the supreme sacrifice in
defense of the Jewish State.
National chairman Martin F.
Stein summed up the three days
when he said, "This is the single
most blessed generation in 5,000
years. We share and we care and
we are continuing the process we
began in 1939 when the UJA was
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, left, welcomes Marvin Lender,
right, UJA National vice chairman and co-chairman of the UJA
Prime Minister's Mission and UJA National chairman Martin
F. Stein, center, chairman of the Prime Minister's Mission.
(Photo credit: Robert Cumins)
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 9, 1987
Alaskan Exploration Issue
Impacts On Oil Dependency
A major decision that the
Congress is expected to face
this fall will undoubtedly have
important ramifications for
U.S. foreign policy in the Mid-
dle East and Israel's security
more than 10 years from now.
And unless our elected
representatives are sufficient-
ly farsighted, we could pay
dearly for a wrong decision, or
inaction. The issue Congress
must decide is whether to open
up a comparatively tiny por-
tion (one percent of the total
acreage) of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge (ANWR -
usually referred to as "An-
war," as in Sadat) for oil ex-
ploration or designate it as
an inviolate wilderness area,
or by doing nothing prevent
For friends of Israel who
recognize the danger of grow-
ing U.S. dependence on
foreign source, and particular-
ly Middle East oil, there should
be little hesitation in suppor-
ting legislation permitting
With the current flow of
close to two million barrels of
oil per day from the adjacent
Prudhoe Bay field declining
steadily and due to run out by
the end of this century, poten-
tial production from the new
finds in ANWR would be the
only substitute from a
domestic U.S. source.
Already, the trend of im-
ports is alarming, with almost
half of U.S. oil now being im-
ported. And while increased
conservation measures and
more attention to the develop-
ment of alternative energy
sources must also be sup-
ported, the most urgent
energy issue to come before
the Congress in the near
future will be the issue of drill-
ing for oil in ANWR.
Debate on Capitol Hill will be
influenced heavily by the conti-
nuing turmoil in the Persial
Gulf, and rightly so. The large
flotilla of American warships
now deployed there is a telling
sign of how energy
dependence dictates foreign
In this connection the latest
Joint Program Plan put out as
guidance to 11 national and
113 community Jewish agen-
cies contains a very important
warning citing the "inexorable
increase in the amount of oil
being imported to the U.S."
The plan also states that "The
ability of our government to
formulate and conduct foreign
policy undominated by energy
considerations, and without
fear of economic reprisal, must
be a clear, conscious and fun-
damental objective."
Opposition to exploration of
this region comes from en-
vironmental groups whose ma-
jor fear is that the caribou
(local reindeer) herds may be
adversely affected. Ex-
perience with Prudhoe Bay
(only 60 miles to the west)
however, shows that these
herds have tripled since
development there. The part
of the arctic coast in question
is so bleak and remote that
there is hardly any other place
in the entire country where
drilling would have less
adverse impact on both
humans and wildlife. In fact,
the few hundred hardy souls
living in this region support
development enthusiastically.
Already, the New York
Times, the Wall Street Jour-
nal, and the Washington Post
have come down on the side of
development in three tightly-
reasoned editorials. A
respected columnist recently
put it this way: "(if) one has to
choose between caribou and
country, it is hard to see how
there is a choice."
It will not be easy to allay all
the fears of opponents of drill-
ing who fear disturbance of
what they call "a unique
ecosystem." They have
mobilized massive letter-
writing campaigns to members
of Congress, many of whom
are loathe to antagonize this
vocal constituency. In the end,
however, common sense, the
Prudhoe Bay experience, and
the efficacy of environmental
safeguards should win the day.
What remains a difficult
task is to get more people to
realize the inextricable link
between our national security
and greater energy in-
dependence, and to get the
leadership in the American
Jewish community to
acknowledge how this could
directly impact on future
U.S.-Israel relations. If Con-
gress acts responsibly on AN-
WR, we should all be able to
breathe a little easier in the
face of any attempts at oil
blackmail a decade from now.
Morris J. Amitay is former
executive director of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC).
Rightwing Le Pen Cancels Brit Trip
Marie Le Pen, leader of
France's far rightwing Na-
tional Front Party, has cancel-
ed his planned visit to Britain
as anger still boiled over his
remarks ?n a recent radio in-
terview that the Holocaust
was a mere footnote to the
history of World War II.
Last week, an embarrassed
Conservative Party made clear
that Le Pen would not be
welcome. He was invited by
Sir Alfred Sherman, a promi-
nent Conservative and former
political advisor to Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher to
address a fringe meeting at
the party's annual conference
in Blackpool next month. Nor-
man Tabbit, national chairman
of the Conservative Party, said
Le Pen would be given no
facilities at the conference and
urged party members to
boycott any fringe meetings
where he might speak.
Sherman, a one-time Com-
munist turned rightwing
ideologue and himself Jewish,
said he invited Le Pen before
the latter's public denigration
of the Holocaust. Although Le
Pen did not retract his
remarks, Sherman accepted
his subsequent explanation
that he simply wanted to view
the Holocaust in the perspec-
tive of all the mass deaths that
occurred in the war years.
Le Pen, a member of the
French Chamber of Deputies,
is being sued in civil court by
the International League
Against Anti-Semitism
(LICRA) for inciting racial
Cost Of Living
In Israel Modest
For a yearly budget of $20,000, North Americans who
make aliyah to Israel can live quite well, according to
Joseph S. Wernick, National Director of the Association of
Americans and Canadians in Israel.
An average monthly budget has been prepared by one of
the senior members of the AACI for September 1986, dur-
ing a period of relative price and exchange rate stability.
"This gentleman has a background in administration and
the figures he presented are very realistic," stated Mr.
Wernick. Not included is the expense of visits to the U.S. or
bringing family members to Israel for a visit.
Rental expense has a very wide range and goes from
$150 per month in a one-bedroom apartment in an outlay-
ing area to $750 or more per month for three bedrooms in
the best areas. Many new and used apartments are
available in all areas. Last year was a good time for buyers,
but prices may have risen this year as a result of no new
supply and a hoped-for increase in demand. Purchase cost
vanes widely and is based on location, size, condition, etc.
It could range from $20,000 for a one-bedroom apartment
to $100,000 for three bedrooms, with lots of opportunities
in between.
Food for two people including cleaning supplies, soaps,
etc. is estimated at $225-275. Assuming rental of a 3-4
room apartment in a building with an elevator, central heat
and central hot water, monthly maintenance fee paid to the
House Committee would be $50-75. Standard utilities are
electricity $25, water $10, gas $15, and telephone $30. This
last estimate does not include calls outside of Israel. It is
recommended that if family would call Israel instead, 1/3 of
the cost could be saved.
Moving to Israel does not mean doing without home
cleaning. This budget allows eight hours per month for a
total of $30. Allow $20-30 for city taxes which varies accor-
ding to the size of the apartment and the area. Gasoline
could run between $35-50 assuming trips were limited to ci-
ty driving with an occasional longer trip. Car insurance will
run about $50 for a 1982' Subaru automatic with air condi-
tioning. A new special tax on an automobile will run $400
per year. Household insurance is $20 with health insurance
being variable and depending on income, age, physical con-
dition, coverage and particular sick fund. Some coverage
carried in the U.S. may still apply.
Rounding out the budget are $30 for entertainment
(eating out is expensive and a cup of coffee with friends at
the corner cafe may suffice) and $15 for miscellaneous
Clothing is expensive in Israel compared to discount
shopping in the U.S. Most North American Israelis do then-
clothes shopping while on a visit to the U.S.
Transportation is good and not costly. Within the city, it
is approximately 30 cents per ride. Cost between cities
varies depending on the distance, with a round-trip bet-
ween Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, for example, costing approx-
imately $2.25.
Of course, this budget will vary depending on lifestyle
and needs. For example, if one decided not to own a car,
the budget is reduced by approximately $100 per month.
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Friday, October 9,1987
Volume 9
Number 24
"I'm not carrying 1500 stone tablets down a mountain--
couldn't you cut a few?"

Friday, October 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Festival of Arab Armies:
Continued from Page 1
"no," that we must experience
and learn how to live with
the tension of opposites. we
gather lovely, npe fruits to
display in the sukkah and on
the bimah of the synagogue;
and they perish. Yet the etrog,
which dries to a hard, knobby
brown "grenade," never loses
its aroma. We "live in booths"
which, we are instructed, must
at the same time be both
beautiful and fragile (a proper
sukkah must "shake in the
wind"). The sukkah, a tem-
porary shelter, must be open
to the sky in order that we
may see what is truly abiding
and permanent. While the roof
must be more closed than
open, we must still be able to
see the stars.
Over and over again, our
tradition says not "either/or"
but "both." This implies and
may perhaps help to explain
the somewhat cryptic saying
that "Both these and those are
words of the Living God."
This dialectic is most clearly
seen in the juxtaposition of a
harvest festival with our tradi-
tion's explanation that the
reason we dwell in booths is
because it is the way our
ancestors traveled in the
wilderness (to be understood,
of course, as "temporary
dwellings," not as fruit-and-
vegetable covered lean-to's or
a "chicken coop," as the
manifest of a moving and
storage company identified
one family's sukkah). The con-
trast is more than a dialectic
between wealth and poverty.
The tradition seems to be sug-
gesting that midbar
(wilderness) is not only a
geographic term but also a
choice of values, a way of life.
That may be why we do not
celebrate the time when the
Israelites entered the Promis-
ed Land, despite the fact that
logic seems to require it. After
all, we get out of Egypt each
year on Pesah. At Shavuot, we
stand at Sinai. On Sukkot, the
obvious candidate, we should
"get in." Instead, we are told
to make a thanksgiving, a time
of rejoicing, a celebration of
blessing even as we wander bar
midbar (in the wilderness).
For our sages recognize that
existentially, no one gets in; no
one gets it all. The experience
of midbar can be in Sinai or in
Jerusalem, or even in New
York, Milwaukee, Des Moines
or Los Angeles. In truth, life is
in ike journey to, not in the ar-
rival at.
Yet we often act as if success
were the goal of our lives:
achievements and possessions
more powerful jobs, fancier
cars, bigger houses. We con-
fuse the accumulation of
"stuff' with security. Which,
indeed, is the more accurate
symbol of human existence
a fragile sukkah and the tradi-
tion of hospitality associated
with it, or an indestructible
bomb shelter with a strong
door to keep out other poten-
tial "survivors"?
Success is not a goal. It is,
rather, the journey along the
way. How we travel through
our lives determines whether
or not ours is a "Sacred
Quantitative Advantage Over IDF
TEL AVTV While Arab
armies are maintaining their
quantitative advantage over
the Israel Defense Force
(IDF), they are also beginning
to reduce the long-standing
qualitative advantage that
Israel has traditionally en-
joyed. So warned Maj. Gen.
(Res.) Aharon Yariv, former
head of military intelligence
and now head of the Tel Aviv
University's Jaffee Center for
Strategic Studies.
Yariv said that Arab armies'
"concentrated effort" to buy
the best weapons systems
available ranging from
Soviet-made MIG-29 jets and
T-72 tanks to the American-
made F-15 fighters may in
effect erode Israel's
qualitative advantage on
which it has depended as a
deterrent and in war.
He added that Israel's
strategic position was never
better, due to a combination of
such factors as American sup-
port, the Iran-Iraq war,
Egypt's adherence to the
Camp David agreements and
the socio-economic ramifica-
tions of the shortfall in oil
Yariv likewise noted that
while there were no unusual
developments in the Arab-
Israeli military balance over
the past year, attention must
be paid to "the importance of
the Arab armies build-up,
dating back to the 1970's."
Examples of such expansion
since the 1973 Yom Kippur
war cited by Yariv included an
increase in the number of
mechanized divisions fielded
by Syria, Jordan and Egypt
from 10 to 22; an increase in
Iraqi divisions from 12 to 40;
and an increase in the number
of tanks employed by Arab ar-
mies from 4,500 to 7,300,
while helicopters have gone
from 200 to 500.
Yariv stressed that Israel
has meanwhile enlarged its
own armed forces. While the
IDF consisted of six divisions
in 1973, it now has 12. The
Israel Air Forces, with 300
combat planes at its disposal in
1973, has since doubled.
He added, however, that
"the IDF is now scraping the
bottom of the manpower bar-
rel, or is nearing such a
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Aharon
Levran, who along with Zeev
Eytan authored an annual
report, pointed out that this
was the first year the Jaffee
Center publication analyzed
unconventional strengths and
capabilities in the region.
Report found that both
Pakistan and Israel have
achieved an advanced nuclear
potential, yet the Arabs "do
not appear to be perturbed."
The three-part explanation
for this, Levran said, is that
Arab armies possess chemical
weapons and view them as a
possible deterrent, their belief
that Israel would resort to
nuclear weapons only if its
very existence were en-
dangered, and the apparent
Syrian belief that the Soviets
will supply a "nuclear um-
brella" should the need arise.
Levran added that Israeli
researchers have concluded
that the likelihood of Pakistan
transferring an "Islamic
(nuclear) bomb" to one or
more Arab countries is "very
Citing unverified reports
which name Libya as the possi-
ble recipient, Levran saia that
if such a plan exists it would
still take Pakistan several
years to ready such an arsenal.
In response to a question con-
cerning the efficacy of Israel
publicly declaring a nuclear
policy, Yariv said that "assum-
ing Israel does have nuclear
weapons, I don't see any ad-
vantage to declaring a nuclear
policy at this time.
"It would drive the Arabs in-
to a frenzy of buying nuclear
weapons. We should stick to
our guns by saying we won't
be the first to introduce
nuclear weapons into the
The time may come, he add-
ed, when Israel should
negotiate making the Middle
East nuclear-free, but the time
is not yet at hand.
On the subject of Syrian
strategy and rearmament,
Yariv said he doesn't foresee
any "imminent danger" of at-
tack, but stressed that Israel
has no choice but to remain ex-
tremely vigilant.
Enormity of Syria's stan-
ding army some 500,000
strong its acquisition of the
most advanced Soviet
weaponry, ranging from three
submarines to Skad missiles
capable of reaching 160 miles
and its commitment to obtain-
ing "strategic parity" with
Israel must be matched by the
IDF's own readiness. In addi-
tion, Syria and other Arab
states have acquired a first-
rate mobile air defense
system, meaning that it may
be more difficult in a future
war for the IAF to provide air
support for the ground forces.
In general, Yariv said, Arab
armies are "both big and
strong. They are highly
mobile, have a high concentra-
tion of firepower, are sup-
ported by strong fortifications,
and they can rely on both a fix-
ed and mobile air defense."
One tangible danger
represented by the Arabs'
growing strength, he added, is
that Arab leaders will begin to
believe the Middle East con-
flict can in fact be resolved
through a "military solution."
As for the halted Lavi jet
fighter project, Yariv said that
the Cabinet decision was very
important since "it has freed
resources for the development
of weapons systems for the
future battlefield." Such
weapons systems, he em-
phasized, will be decisive in
determining the outcome of
any future war.
Other key findings about
1986 from the 460-page report
Israel added approximate-
ly 100 high-quality tanks and
25 helicopters, had a standing
army of 170,000 and a reserve
force of 370,000, and spent
$4.3 billion on defense, as op-
posed to $4 billion in 1985.
Syria last year added 20
helicopters, two submarines,
four MFPBS and seven other
naval craft. It had approx-
imately 1,000 T-72 tanks, in-
cluding the new and improved
model, 1,500 BMP armored
personnel carriers (considered
to be the best in the world) and
650 combat aircraft (including
255 helicopters). It spent $3.47
billion on defense, as com-
pared to $3.3 billion in 1985.
Jordan sent military ad-
visers and instructors to, inter
alia, Iraq, Lebanon and
Bahrain, while it deployed a
volunteer unit in Iraq. It had a
standing army of 80,300 and
107 combat aircraft. Jordan
cooperated with Britain in
upgrading its 275 Chieftain
tanks and spent $735 million
on defense as opposed to $526
million in 1985.
Egypt replaced outmoded
tanks, APCS and combat air-
craft with new acquisitions
particularly F-16 and Mirage
2000 aircraft. It also acquired
Soviet SA missile batteries
and patrol boats. Egypt's stan-
ding army numbered 453,000
its reserve forces 400,000 and
it fielded 2,300 tanks and 587
combat aircraft. Egyptian
forces were deployed abroad in
Jordan (radar station, uncon-
firmed), and Sudan. It
transferred weapons to, inter
alia, Afghan rebels Iraq,
Lebanon, Morocco, Uganda
and the U.S. (a few MIG-23's).
It spent $5.2 billion on
defense, as opposed to $4.1
billion in 1985.
Libya enlarged its ground
forces from two to four divi-
sions, and added 50 quality
combat aircraft. It deployed
one battalion in Lebanon,
alongside the Syrian forces.
The standing army numbered
101,000, Libya spent $3.15
billion on defense (unconfirm-
ed), as opposed to $4.2 billion
in 1983.
Ankara Shifts Policy
Israel No Longer 'Taboo'
Turkey is prepared to
strengthen its economic,
cultural and diplomatic ties
with Israel. But, diplomatic
sources told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Turkey
in return wants Israel to use
its alleged influence on the
"Jewish lobby" in America to
advance Turkish interests in
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres met here with Turkish
Foreign Minister Vahit
Halefoglu. It was the first
meeting in the last 20 years
between the Foreign Ministers
of the two countries.
Turkey, a Moslem country,
does not have full diplomatic
ties with Israel. The two coun-
tries only have consular level
representations between
them. Because of its solidarity
with the Moslem Arab world,
Turkey has been careful for
years not to intensify its ties
with the Jewish State, at least
not openly.
The willingness of the
Turkish Foreign Minister to
meet with Peres represents a
major shift in Ankara's policy
toward Israel and the Arab-
Israeli conflict.
In a special interview with
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy following the meeting bet-
ween the two Foreign
Ministers, the spokesman tor
the Turkish Foreign Ministry,
Ambassador Inal Batu, said:
"The meeting between
Peres and Halefoglu con-
stitutes by itself an improve-
ment in relations between the
two countries. In addition, we
demonstrated to the whole
Moslem world that Israel is no
longer taboo." The Turkish of-
ficial noted that Turkey is the
only Moslem country in the
world, apart from Egypt,
which has diplomatic relations
with Jerusalem.
Israeli and Turkish sources
confirmed that the Turkish
Foreign Minister accepted an
invitation by Peres to visit
Israel. If such a visit indeed
takes place, it would mark a
major progress in relations
between the two countries.
Turkey seeks the influence
of what it conceives to be the
"powerful Jewish lobby" in
Washington. The Turks
believe that the Greek and
Armenian lobbies in
Washington are harming
Turkish interests and they are
convinced that the Jewish lob-
by is capable of turning things
around to satisfy the Turkish
request for American military
and economic aid. Presently
the Turkish government
receives about $600 million an-
nually in American foreign
Peres, in his meeting with
Halefoglu Wednesday,
discussed the prospects for an
international peace conference
on the Mideast. "We told
Peres that we support an in-
ternational peace conference
but we stressed that such a
conference must be attended
by the PLO, which is the
legitimate representative of
the Palestinian people," the
spokesman of the Turkish
Foreign Ministry told the JTA.
The JTA has learned from
reliable sources that the two
Foreign Ministers also discuss-
ed cooperation in the fight
against international ter-
rorism. Turkey and Israel have
been cooperating secretly on
this problem for some years
now. Turkey is a target of
Armenian and Kurdish ter-
rorists who launch hit-and-run
attacks on Turkish citizens
along the Turkish-Syrian
First To Israel
Premier Rudolph Lubbers of
The Netherlands will visit
Israel next spring at the invita-
tion of Premier Yitzhak
Shamir. The trip will be the
first by a Dutch Prime
Minister to Israel. Lubbers
heads the coalition cabinet of
Christian Democrats and

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New Debate On Role Of Pope Pius XII During Holocaust
Continued from Page 2-
claimed that Pius "was in-
terested of course in the con-
tinuity of the institution (of the
Catholic Church). And so any
action which might be con-
sidered anti-Nazi and
antagonistic to the policy of
the Third Reich in any way
would be actually harmful."
Hilberg, author of "The
Destruction of the European
Jews" (Holmes and Meier,
NY, 1985) believes "there is no
way" Pius would be cleared.
"The record is very clear that
he did not exercise his function
as chief of the Vatican's
diplomatic service, his whole
control of the nuncios in
various countries, to exercise
leverage for the saving of
Jews. And he did not do so as
Bishop of Rome when the Jews
were deported from there in
1943 and 1944 ... So there's
no way of vindicating the omis-
sion." Hilberg said that the
Pope is "three things: head of
the Catholic Church, sovereign
leader of the Vatican state,
and Bishop of Rome. He didn't
do anythng in any of these
capacities,' said Hilberg.
Much of the debate among
Catholic theologians on Pius's
role, both among his apologists
and his harshest critics, is
drawn on a series of 11
volumes based on Vatican
documents published by the
Vatican Secretariat of State in
the mid-1970s, "Acts and
Documents Relative to the Se-
cond World War, "which the
Vatican commissioned from a
team of lay historians, much in
response to the raging debate
over "The Deputy.
At loggerheads over the
Pope's wartime record are two
Catholic priests, Father
Robert Graham an American
Jesuit working at the Vatican
who edited this compendium of
Vatican wartime records, and
Father John Morley, a Jesuit
who teaches at Seton Hall
University in South Orange,
Morley wrote a critical ap-
praisal of the Catholic Church
during the war. "Vatican
Diplomacy and the Jews Dur-
ing the Holocaust, 1939-43"
(KTAV, NY, 1980), which
draws heavily on these
Graham sees the positive in
the Vatican history. He wrote
a 36-page pamphlet summariz-
ing the 10th volume of the
series, "Pius XII; Defense of
the Jews and Others," which
refutes charges that the Pope
was silent in face of Jewish
In the pamphlet, for exam-
ple, Graham cites the activities
of the Archbishop of Utrecht,
The Netherlands, who "was
warned by the Nazis not to
protest the deportation of
Dutch Jews. He spoke out
anyway, and in retaliation the
Catholic Jews in Holland
(those who had been baptized)
were sent to their death."
Among them was Edith Stein,
the Carmelite nun whose
beatification this year has rais-
ed much controversy.
Graham wrote: "It could be
asked whether these good
works were enough, whether
it would have been better for
the Pope to have denounced
from the roof tops the crimes
that were occurring. This
thought troubled Pius XII, and
he confided afterward to an
associate. 'No doubt a protest
would have gained me the
praise and respect of the
civilized world, but it would
have submitted the poor Jews
to an even worse persecution."
Graham also claims that in
1944 Pius provided funds to
aid Rumanian Jews, and cites
help for the Jews of Slovakia,
which was ruled by a Nazi pup-
pet, the virulently anti-Semitic
Catholic priest Joseph Tiso,
leading a Nazi-ruled govern-
ment of Catholic clergy. The
Slovak situation has been
criticized by historians because
of the embarrassment that
would have been caused the
Church had Catholic clergy
permitted wholesale deporta-
tions of Jews. Eventually
56,000 Slovak Jews were sent
to Auschwitz.
Morley wrote that "It must
be concluded that Vatican
diplomacy failed the Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust by not doing
all that it was possible for it to
do on their behalf. It also failed
itself because in neglecting the
needs of the Jews, and pursu-
ing a goal of reserve rather
than humanitarian concern, it
betrayed the ideals it had set
for itself. The nuncios, the
secretary of state, and, most of
all, the pope share the respon-
sibility for this dual failure."
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, in-
ternational affairs director of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, said that participants at
the Miami meeting with Pope
John Paul II were "shocked"
by his voluntary mention of
Pius, but that "it's clear now
that the Pope has put Pius XII
on the agenda. And so we must
be prepared to deal with that.
Not in hysteria, not in scream-
ing, and not shrill attacks."
Tanenbaum's perception of the
issue is that the effort to
rehabilitate Pius's reputation
is part of the larger tendency
to "deemphasize the victimiza-
tion of the six million Jews as
unique victims of a Final Solu-
tion, and efforts to Chris-
tianize the martyrs. That's
what is meant by a certain
tendency toward revisionism
... to emphasize Christians as
victims and to thereby in effect
remove the issue of conscience
before millions of German and
Austrian Catholics and some
other Christians in those coun-
tries undercutting the
energy for them to have to
face that task, for their
children to have to face that
task and understand it.. It's
in that context that the Pius
XII thing now is being
However, Tanenbaum, as
well as Rabbi Mordecai Wax-
man, who was spokesman at
the Miami meeting, emphasiz-
ed that the issue will be part of
a meeting in December in
Washington between Catholic
and Jewish theologians,
representatives of various
organizations and leading
Catholic and Jewish historians
to establish once and for all the
role of Pius and the Church in
the Nazi Holocaust, and to
hash out the Catholic Church s
impact on 19 centuries of anti-
Henry Siegman, president of
the American Jewish Con-
gress, expressed hope that
"the Pope will prove to be cor-
rect when he says that further
scholarship will show that
Pope Pius XII ... did in fact
do everything he could have
Continued on Page 7-
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Ship Exodus Became Symbol Of Jews7 Desire For Israel
The ship Exodus was named
after the ancient journey from
slavery to freedom, but on
September 28,1947, it became
a mighty and modem symbol
of Jewish yearning to live in
Eretz Israel.
The ship had set sail from
Germany with 4,515 Holocaust
survivors, but the British, in
control of then-Palestine and
under heavy Arab pressure,
barred it at the mouth of Haifa
Harbor. The survivors refused
to leave. The British boarded
the ship.
The Jews fought back with
sticks and tin cans, but even-
tually three were killed, 28 in-
jured and the rest forced onto
three British transports for
return to Europe.
The British asked the
French to take the survivors
in. The French refused, but no
matter; the Jews said they
would only go to Eretz Israel.
They were token to Hamburg,
but by the time Independence
was declared, May 14, 1948,
every one of them, as in-
dividuals or in small groups,
had reached Israel.
The photo on the front page
of this issue of the Jewish
Floridian was released by
United Jewish Appeal Na-
tional Chairman Martin F.
Stein from the UJA Archives.
In releasing the photo. Stein
said, "The spirit of the Exodus
lives on. In every era we
understand more fully the
meaning of the Exodus and the
importance of the Jewish State
to Jews everywhere.
"Two years ago we recogniz-
ed the importance of Israel for
the Ethiopian Jews, and more
than 10,000 who would other-
wise have perished in a sub-
Saharan famine are now alive
and being aided through UJA
contributors and others, to live
free lives in Israel. Today, we
focus especially on the Soviet
"Every Jew must try to
understand the wider picture;
that there is a world Jewish
family and each of us has a
commitment to Jews wherever
they live.
"We at UJA continue to be
as dedicated today as we have
been since before Israel's
establishment," Stein said.
"We are, indeed, One People,
One Destiny."
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done to help the Jews.
However," he admitted, "cur-
rent scholarship on the subject
is the agreement that Pius XII
failed to condemn explicitly
the persecution and exter-
mination of the Jews.
American bishops issued such
an unequivocal condmenation
in 1942. There is no record of
any such statement by Pius
XII." f
Nobel Peace laureate Elie
Wiesel said, "I think it is un-
fortunate that Pope John Paul
II has seen fit to defend the ac-
tivities of Pius XII in a
meeting with Jewish represen-
tatives. The record of Pius XII
is known. His silence must re-
main a soure of embarrass-
ment to all people who also
believe in human solidarity."
Daimler-Benz Co. of West Ger-
many, manufacturers of the
Mercedes, will pay compensa-
tion to slave laborers it
employed during World War II
when it built tanks and other
mobile equipment for Hitler's
army, a company spokesman
announced in Haifa this week.
Many of the slave laborers
were Jews.
Bernd Gotschalk, chief of
public relations for Daimler-
Benz, spoke at ceremonies at
Haifa University inaugurating
the Gottlibe Schumacher
Research Center, established
at the university with a
quarter-million-doflar grant
from Daimler-Benz.
The center will study the
Christian contribution to the
development of Palestine in
the 19th century, particularly,
the Templars. Gottlieb
Schumacher, for whom it was
named, was the son of a
Templar who worked in
Palestine as an engineer in the
last century.
Daimler-Benz is head-
quartered in Stuttgart in the
federal state of Wuerttemberg
where the Templar movement
was founded more than 100
years ago. The Templars came
to Palestine on extended
pilgrimages. They established
many "German colonies" in
Jerusalem, Haifa and Jaffa.
One of the best known, which
lasted until the outbreak of
World War II, was Sarona, in
what was then the outskirts of
Tel Aviv. It is presently a
government and Israel
Defense Force General Head-
quarters complex.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 9, 1987
AJCongress Urges U.S. Jews To
Participate In Mideast Peace Debate
American Jewish Congress
released a policy statement
late last month endorsing an
international conference for
Middle East peace to serve as
the framework for direct
Israeli-Arab negotiations.
The matter has split Israel's
unity coalition government
along party lines: Labor favors
the conference scenario, Likud
is adamantly opposed. The
AJCongress statement clearly
favors the position of Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, the
Labor Party leader.
It acknowledged in its state-
ment that by so doing the
organization "broke tradition
under which American Jewish
organizations have refrained
from speaking out on issues af-
fecting the peace process."
The statement, released in
the name of AJCongress presi-
dent Theodore Mann, main-
tained that because "the
government of Israel itself is
divided and deadlocked over
how to approach the peace pro-
cess" it was "necessary and
appropriate" for American
Jews to "participate in the cur-
rent historic debate.
Release of the policy state-
ment apparently was timed to
coincide with Peres' visit to
New York to attend the 42nd
annual session of the United
Nations General Assembly.
Asked about it at a briefing for
Israeli reporters at the UN
Tuesday morning (Sept. 22),
the Israeli Foreign Minister
said he thought American
Jews had an absolute right to
express their opinions about
anything but he did not believe
the AJCongress statement
would change or have any ef-
fect on the debate over the
issue in Israel.
"American Jews are our
partners. I'm not disturbed by
a debate within the Jewish
people. The debate about an in-
ternational peace conference is
a legitimate debate and I don't
see any harm in it," Peres
There were no other im-
mediate comments from
Israeli sources. But the reac-
tions of other mainstream
American Jewish organiza-
tions ranged from mildly
negative to, in one case, an
angry attack on the
AJCongress' initiative.
The AJCongress appeared
to have had second thoughts
on the impact of its policy
statement. The first text was
"killed" after it was released
to the press. It was followed by
a new text several hours later
which, while essentially the
same, contained softer
language in many instances.
Mann, reached by telephone
in Philadelphia Tuesday morn-
ing, explained to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the
first text was a draft that had
been put before the
AJCongress National Govern-
ing Council at a meeting on
September 13 but not approv-
ed and its release was an error.
The second text, he said, was
the one endorsed by the Gover-
ning Council on the same date.
In its statement, the
AJCongress takes the position
that an international peace
conference "satisfied in suffi-
cient measure Israel's in-
sistence over the past 39 years
that peace can be achieved on-
ly in direct, face-to-face
It said a major consideration
in releasing the position paper
was the finding of recent
demographic studies on Arab
population growth. The rise in
Arab numbers "is rapidly
transforming "Greater Israel'
Israel plus the West Bank
and Gaza into a de facto bi-
national state, politically and
According to the
AJCongress, "If no significant
political adjustments are
made, the demographic im-
peratives will force Israel to
choose by the year 2000 bet-
ween becoming a non-Jewish
state or a non-democratic
state." To find a "realistic
alternative," the AJCongress
supports an international
peace conference, if, the state-
ment stressed, there are
"reasonable assurances" that
"written understandings bet-
ween Foreign Minister Peres
and King Hussein (of Jordan)
and the safeguards they con-
tain" will be honored.
The AJCongress said it
believes that direct negotia-
tions under an international
conference "might bring ...
genuine movement toward
peace; the crafting of a consen-
sual set of compromises, both
territorial and functional that
would remove the stigma and
opprobrium suffered by an em-
battled occupier," and "the
relief of Israel and its sup-
porters from the anguish in-
volved in the daunting choice
between a non-democratic and
a non-Jewish bi-national
The statement conceded
there were "risks" in joining
such a conference, such as
"having to leave the con-
ference table and suffer con-
demnation as the party that
broke up the conference. But
they are not security risks and
they do not outweigh the ad-
vantages of an international
peace conference based on
safeguards agreed to by King
Hussein .
"These understandings pro-
pose that as a prerequisite, all
prospective conveners will be
obliged to recognize Israel,
that it will be made une-
quivocally clear from the start
that the essential purpose of
the conference is to legitimize
direct negotiations between
and among the most interested
parties, and that the referral
to the conveners of any issue
for resolution will require the
consent of all parties to the
The statement noted that
"Israel has made clear that as
a prerequisite for participation
the Soviet Union will be oblig-
ed to restore diplomatic rela-
tions and liberalize Jewish
The AJCongress urged that
"achieving these conditions
and the subsequent convening
of such a conference ought to
be energetically pursued. It
assailed "Arab intransigence
4 Israeli Women
Safest Drivers
study of traffic accidents in
Israel shows that young
women 18 to 20 years of age
are the nation's safest drivers.
The study, prepared by a
team at the Hadassah-Hebrew
University School of Public
Health headed by
epidemiologist Dr. Eliahu
Richter, recommends that
more young women in the
Israel Defense Forces be train-
ed to drive military vehicles.
The study also found that
the rate of serious inuries in
traffic accidents on Israel's
streets and highways declined
from 1979 to 1985, largely
because a rise in gasoline
prices forced drivers to cut
back on the number of trips
they took and their highway
speed. The Hadassah team
cited an increase in the
number of buses in Israle's
public transportation fleet and
a rigorously enforced law re-
quiring seat belt use as also
contributing to the decline in
serious and fatal accidents.
But since 1985, the study
shows, the number of ac-
cidents, and highway deaths, is
once again on the rise. The in-
crease is attributed to the
design and engineering of
Israel's highways, speed, and a
dangerous mix of heavy trucks
and passenger vehicles on the
nation's roads.
The researchers recommend
that existing roads be improv-
ed, heavy truck traffic
restricted on highways travel-
ed most frequently by
passenger cars, and reduced
speed limits. They also call for
broadening existing laws to re-
quire that seat belts be worn
while driving on city streets as
well as inter-city highways,
and that children must ride in"
safety seats which are built to
government standards.
Other steps recommended to
improve the safety of Israel's
roads include replacing metal
light poles with those made of
plastic, requiring trucks to
keep their headlights on at all
times to make them more visi-
ble to other driver, banning
jeeps and other open-top
vehicles from inter-city
highways and requiring that
they be equipped with seat
belts and roll-bars to reduce
the risk of injury to
The study was presented to
the Israeli government's
Ministerial Committee on
Traffic Accidents.
Miot Named to Bank
Sanford B. (Sandy) Miot,
Florida developer and builder,
has joined CenTrust Savings
bank as a consultant, Chair-
man and Chief Executive Of-
ficer David L. Paul announced.
and obdurate refusal to accept
the legitimacy of a Jewish
state in the area .. But the
fact of that refusal must never
become a reason for abandon-
ing or diminishing our pursuit
of peace.
"Large numbers of Israelis
and American Jews are con-
vinced that there are realistic
alternatives to the status quo
that would enhance Israel's
security and would avoid the
demographic and other
dangers of continuing an
unavoidably hostile occupa-
tion. A position that calls for
maintaining the status quo or
annexation of the occupied ter-
ritories severely hampers the
development of such
The AJCongress
acknowledged that "We offer
our view with a sense of
modesty appropriate to our
awareness that we are remote
from accountability should our
views prove wrong.
That reality was reflected in
a statement issued Monday by
Morris Abram, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations of which the
AJCongress is a member.
Abram said: "There are
strongly divergent views
Radio Program Deals With
Jewish Holiday Of Sukkot
The Jewish holiday of Suk-
kot, or Tabernacles, is describ-
ed in the radio program, In-
terdenominational, heard Sun-
days at 10.06 a.m. on WDBF,
Delray Beach, 1420 on the AM
On the program, Rabbi
Samuel Silver of Temple Sinai
recounts the significance of
the holiday, and visiting can-
tor, Irwin Green of Temple
Israel, Oklahoma City,
presents some of the songs
associated with the festival.
Reugious 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.
P.O. 7105, 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 PalmettoPark Road, Boca Raton. Friday 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: 392-5732. 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, 22455 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. 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 38434. 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.

I tbout the wisdom and nature
I of an international peace con-
ference both in Israel and in
[the United States. The people
[and government of Israel have
[the responsibility for the safe-
ty of the state and therefore
[they must make their decision
[through their democratic
Milton Shapiro, president of
[the Zionist Organization of
[America, declared that "If the
[rationale of the American
Jewish Congress was followed,
[there would never have been a
[Jewish State established in the
[first place. By contrast, ZOA
[believes that Israeli policy in
Isuch matters is the
[prerogative of the people of
I Israel, who are quite capable
[of making decisions in their
(own democratic self-interest."
The ZOA, Shapiro said,"re-
jects the negative and
defeatist conclusion of the
American Jewish Congress."
He noted that "the potential
danger for Israel in an interna-
tional peace conference under
present circumstances far
outweighs its potential for
Abraham Foxman, national
director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, rejected the
AJCongress' implicit call on
other American Jewish
organizations to follow its in-
itiative. "We won't do it. For
me the stakes are too high to
make a mistake. When and if
Israel makes up its mind on
how to proceed, then we'll deal
with whether we support it or
not," Foxman said in a state-
ment to the press.
The modification of
language between the first and
second texts released by the
AJCongress was apparent in
the first paragraph of each.
The first text said the
organization backed the inter-
national peace conference "re-
jected by Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir." The second text
said it supported a compromise
solution for the occupied ter-
ritories and backs the interna-
tional peace conference "as ad-
vocated by Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres."
In the first version it spoke
of American Jewish organiza-
tions' reticence "on issues af-
fecting Israel's security." That
was changed to read "issues
affecting the peace process."
Elsewhere, the first text
called on American Jews to
take part in "the continuing
examination of options." In
the second text that was
changed to "participate in the
current historic debate."
A paragraph in the first ver-
sion which spoke of relieving
Israel of the "choice between a
non-democratic repressive
state and a non-Jewish bina-
tional state" appeared in the
second text, but with the word
"repressive" eliminated.
Also eliminated from the se-
cond text was a paragraph
which stated. "We regret that
the development of such alter-
natives has been severely
hampered by those who reject
all compromise and seem im-
mutably dedicated to the an-
nexation of the occupied ter-
ritories, no matter the risk to a
democratic Israel or a viable
Jewish state."
In releasing what he termed
this unprecedented policy
statement1' Mann described it
as the product of a "careful,
deliberate and responsible pro-
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tified members of the Jewish Defense League
in front of the downtown Los Angeles Conven-
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remarks, coupled with his active role in the
1984 Presidential bid of the Rev. Jesse
Jackson, have inspired dose scrutiny by
numerous Jewish agencies. In spite of protests
by California business, civic and religious
leaders, the black Muslim spokesman drew a
capacity audience. AP/Wide World Photo
Israel Beats Inflation
led the world in beating down
inflation last year according to
"ILO Information," the mon-
thly newsletter of the Interna-
tional Labor Organization, a
United Nations agency based
The newsletter said 1986
was a turning point for several
countries beset by galloping in-
flation. In Israel, the inflation
rate plummeted from 185 per-
cent to 20 percent. Bolivia
reduced inflation from 175 per-
cent to 66 percent, Argentina
from 355 to 82 percent and
Brazil from 228 to 68 percent.
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Synagogue cAWs
Anshei Emuna's Sukkot
Eve Services on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14,
15 and 16, will commence at
6:30 pm., with the Morning
Service on those dates beginn-
ing at 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Louis L. Sacks will
preach a series of sermons on
the over-all theme "The Taber-
nacle of Peace."
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 at 6:30
Bm. in conjunction with the
aily Twilight Minyon
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacob and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairpersons of the
Membership Committee. For
information, 499-9229.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21 Con-
gregation Anshei Emuna
Sisterhood will take a bus trip
from the Synagogue to
Bayside. If interested, please
call Sylvia Berg at the
Synagogue, 499-9229 or
499-2644. The bus will leave at
10 am. Cost for the trip, not in-
cluding lunch is $9.
Congregation B'nai Israel
of Boca Raton will break
ground for its permanent
home at 2200 NW 51st St.
(Yamato Road) on Sunday
afternoon, Oct. 11, at 4:30
p.m. The congregation will
commence construction of a
400 seat sanctuary, social hall,
and education wing as Phase I
of its building project begins.
Completion of the first phase
is currently scheduled for
August of 1988, and the con-
gregation plans to observe the
high holidays there next fall.
Congregation B'nai Israel
after four years of being in ex-
istence, now numbers over 250
member families, at total
membership population of well
over 1,000.
"We are tremendously
grateful for the support we
have received throughout the
community," said Rabbi
Richard Agler, spiritual leader
of the congregation. "Now we
are going to have a home in
which to base ourselves."
The Synagogue Council of
Delray will present Rabbi
Nahum Simon, who will speak
on Drug Abuse Among the
Jews on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2
p.m. at Temple Anshei Shalom
sponsored by JACS.
Harry Rappaport, district
chairman of B'nai B'rith
Senior Citizens Housing and
member of B'nai B'rith Inter-
national Senior Citizens Hous-
ing Committee, and Cantor
David J. Leon, president of
Temple Emeth, jointly an-
nounce plans for a Senior
Citizens Housing Facility near
Temple Beth Emeth, in
Delray Beach.
Amit Women, Beersheva
Chapter will meet on Wednes-
day, Oct. 14, at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point,
Delray Beach at 12:30 p.m. Dr.
David Demko will give a talk
on Aging. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
The B'nai B'rith Women
Chapter, Boca Raton an-
nounces it first meeting of the
season will be held Monday,
Oct. 19 at Temple Sinai, at 1
p.m. Refreshments will be
A new chapter of Women's
American ORT for women in
their 20's-30's will hold its first
program on Tuesday, Oct. 13
at 7:30 p.m. at Direct Interiors
in Delray Beach with Noreen
S. Sachs, designer. For more
information call Sima,
272-5824, or Patti, 278-8984.
Women's American ORT
will hold Grinigan's Revue and
Dinner at the Breaker Hotel in
Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday,
Oct. 11. For information call
Dotty, 483-0070.
There will be a membership
meeting on Wednesday, Oct.
14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ad-
ministrative Building, with
entertainment and
Women's League For
Israel, Mitzvah Chapter, will
hold its next meeting Monday,
Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Ad-
ministrative Building of CVW.
Share a cup of coffee and see
the remodeled boutique.
Women's League For
Israel, Nathanya South
Chapter, will hold its first
meeting of the new season on
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
at Patch Reef Park Communi-
ty Center. Astrologer Shelie
Enteen will speak about
"What You've Always Wanted
To Ask An Astrologer," with a
question and answer period to
follow. Refreshments will be
For information call Helen,
498-3207, or Norma, 499-4432.
South Ocean Chapter,
Women's American ORT will
hold a dh'.ner and musical ex-
travaganza, "Ship Ahoy" at
the Holiday Newport Pub on
Thursday, Oct. 22. Dinner
begins at 6 p.m., show at 8
p.m. Cost is $21 per person
and includes gratuities and
parking. For reservations call
Sylvia at 454-8466 or Eva at
The first regular meeting of
the New Year will be Monday,
Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Parker
Plaza in Hallandale. The latest
in fashion sportswear will be
on sale along with a talk on
Mark Nov. 18 for a day trip
to Fairchild Gardens, Viscava
and lunch at the Studio
Restaurant followed by a
leisurely lunch at Bayside.
Price is $29 per person, in-
clusive. For reservation call
Sylvia at 454-8466 or Gertrude
at 458-2132.
Reservations are now being
accepted for the Oriole
Masonic Club's two night and
three day, "Wonderful
Weekend Away," at the
Lehigh Resort in Florida's
West Coast, Friday, Oct. 30
through Sunday, Nov. 1.
Non-member Masons and
non-Masons, golfers and non-
golfers, couples and singles
are welcome.
For additional information,
prices and reservations, con-
tact: Harry Ehrlich, 498-5672;
Jack M. Levine, 498-1564; Ber-
nie Saipe, 499-7432, or Bemie
Stflne, 495-1325.
Aviva Chapter of
Hadassah, Boca Raton named
the following officers for the
1987-1988 year: Corky San-
born, president; Elinor
Newman, administration assis-
tant; Ella Wepman, vice presi-
dent, Education; Hattie Gold,
vice president Fund Raising;
Pearl Kersten and Marion
Wilner, vice presidents,
Membership; Lee Newman,
treasurer; Barbara Segal,
financial secretary, Teddie
Ellin, recording secretary; Lu
Dordick, corresponding
secretary; and Helen Perlberg,
social secretary.
At the close of the past
season, Gertrude Saxe was
named an Honoree for the first
leadership award representing
Aviva at the National Conven-
tion. Fourteen years ago Mrs.
Saxe founded Aviva and was
its first president. Since that
time, she has continued work-
ing on almost every project
that needed workers.
A series, of Executive Board
Meetings recently formulated
plans for the new season so
that our program will be of in-
terest to our membership.
Aviva Hadassah's opening
meeting will be held Oct. 28 at
12:30 p.m. at the Patch Reef
Park Clubhouse, 5100 Yamato
Road, Boca.
Bonds 'Round-Up* At
The O.K. Kibbutz
The Boca Raton New
Leadership Division of State of
Israel Bonds is holding a Coun-
try and Western Dinner Dance
"Round-Up; at the O.K. Kib-
butz" on Saturday, Oct. 17, at
the Boca prove Country Club.
The evening's festivities,
which costs $22.50 per person,
will begin at 8 p.m.
For more information and
reservations, contact the
Israel Botids office: in Boca,
368-9221 ;|Broward, 463-5640;
and Dadel531-6731.
A number of meetings have
been convened exploring the
possibility of building approx-
imately 300 units with
amenities similar to hotel liv-
ing, including Kosher meals,
maid service, linen service,
transportation, a full program
of social activities with a pro-
fessional social director.
The facility's tentative plans
include a swimming pool,
social and card rooms, an
auditorium to seat 500 people
for shows, pograms and
movies, and a combination
library and chapel.
Members of the Planning
Committee for the proposed
residence are: Ben Kessler, Ir-
ving Krisburg, Joseph Elias,
Erwin Mann, Carl Miller, Mur-
ray Blinder, Cantor David J.
Leon and Ira Core of B'nai
B'rith Senior Citizens Housing
To date, more than 200
families have evidenced a keen
interest in such a residence.
Further discussions, research
and meetings include a Health
Alert System, the latest in
security systems, a mail
rooom, snack bar, a newspaper
and sundry items shop. Addi-
tional information is available
by calling the Temple office at
Temple Emeth will sponsor
a brunch on Sunday, Oct. 18 at
11:30 a.m., in honor of
Hanaton, the first Conser-
vative Kibbutz in Israel.
Donation is $5, sponsor
donation is $10, with all pro-
ceeds going to the children of
Kibbutz Hanaton. Max Willner
will entertain, Murray Weber
is chairman, and Ben Kessler
is ticket chairman and can be
reached in the temple office,
If you are not affiliated with
another Temple, please con-
sider Temple Sinai. For infor-
mation call 276-6161.
Sukkot Service will take
place at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m.
Rabbi Samuel Silver and Can-
tor Elaine Shapiro will be in
Shabbat Sukkot Service will
take place Friday, Oct. 9 at
8:15 p.m., when Rabbi Silver's
sermon will be "Discovery
Saturday, Oct. 10 Shabbat
services will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15, last day
of Sukkot, Yizkor services will
be held at Temple Sinai.
Friday, Oct. 16, Simchat
Torah and Sabbath service will
be held at 8:15 p.m. with Rabbi
Samuel Silver and Cantor
Elaine Shapiro in attendance.
Rabbi Silver's sermon will be
"All Over Again."
Saturday, Oct. 17 Shabbat
service will be held at Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach at 10
Temple Sinai has available
for services "Pocket Talker"
amplifiers for the hard of hear-
ing upon request from the
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
Series every first Thursday of
the month at 10:30 a.m.
Kulanu of Temple Sinai will
be hosting the second in the
Jewish Film Festival series
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The film is entitled "Lies My
Father Told Me." Tickets are
$4 p/p including refreshments.
ADL Lambaste U.S. Dept. of Ed.
NEW YORK, NY The Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith has criticized a U.S. Department of Education
review panel for saying that a nationwide Holocaust
teaching curriculum is unbalanced because it does not pre-
sent the Nazi point of view and is inspired by "anti-
Christian" ties. In a letter to Secretary of Education
William J. Bennett, ADL national director Abraham H.
Foxman asserted that it is proper to ask how Nazism took
over Germany and how the assault on the Jews became cen-
tral to its policies. "But to suggest that the Nazis' program
is a legitimate view is another matter altogether,' he said.
Responding to another criticism of the panel that the
program has too much emotional impact on students Mr.
Foxman declared:
"Students should not, of course, be asked to sound the
depths of human emotion. But a study of Nazi methods of
mass annihilation can yield many important historical in-
sights. It can show how a nation's laws, its scientific elite
and its religious ideals the hallmarks of Western civiliza-
tion can be deployed to kill purposefully and without
... because the grief is enough
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Federation 1987-'88 Board of Directors...
Six Boca Raton Area Leaders
Friday, October 9, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Israel Rejects USSR Offer
Committed, dedicated and
determined to make the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale one of the
most structured organizations
' in South Florida serving the
growing population of North
Broward County residents,
social welfare and services
needs are six members of the
Boca Raton community.
The officers include vice
presidents Alvera A. Gold and
Mark A. Levy, immediate past
president Brian J. Sherr, past
president Albert E. Garnitz,
advisory member Jordan
Snyder and board member
Ethel H. Waldman.
In announcing the board
members, president Sheldon
S. Polish indicated, "that the
20-area municipalities have
grown in great proportions
reaching every segment of the
Jewish community and,
therefore, must reflect these
various opinions. These
representatives will help to
provide the administrative and
financial planning necessary to
make these individual city
residents a vital and strong
aspect of the Federation fami-
ly. They will play an intrinsic
role in bringing about millions
of dollars to help maintain and
improve the quality of life for
Jews in North Broward Coun-
ty, in Israel and throughout
the world."
Totally committed to help-
ing her brethren in need,
Alvera Gold has demonstrated
her devotion and generosity to
the Jewish community in her
multiple leadership roles.
President of the Women's
Division, she was the first
woman elected from the Fort
Lauderdale Federation to
serve on the National
Women's UJA board. She is
the Project Renewal chair, on
a national, state and local
level, and in '87 was responsi-
ble for the record-breaking
$1.25 plus million raised by the
Women's Division as UJA
campaign chair.
One of the country's leading
building entrepreneurs, Mark
Levy, has been associated with
the Federation/UJA for a
number of years, serving as
campaign chairman, Builders
and Developers Division,
Young Leadership and Major
Gifts. The president of Oriole
Homes Corp., Pompano
Beach, he is recognized as one
of the national UJA leading
spokesmen, having developed
extensive planning and pro*
cedures for the National UJA
Young Leadership Cabinet. He
will once again chair the '88
Federation/UJA Builders Divi-
sion drive.
Sherr, who completed his se-
cond term as president in May,
is respected as one of South
Florida's most distinguished
attorneys. A senior partner in
the Fort Lauderdale firm of
Sherr, Tiballi and Fayne, he
has given unlimited service to
the Federation/UJA and the
community. A former presi-
dent of the Jewish Family Ser-
vice, he has been instrumental
in the success of the last two
Federation/UJA campaigns
which have raised a record
$12.7 plus million. A recipient
of the Young Leadership
Award, he has been one of the
driving forces behind the plan-
ned Federation housing for the
elderly HUD 202 subsidized
program, which will be located
in West Sunrise.
Albert Garnitz, Federation
president from 1973-75, was
the prime factor in the early
years of Federation, having et-
ched new and innovative pro-
grams and formulating new
policies. Through his work in
the Major Gifts and campaign
leadership roles, he provided
the expertise and generosity
that accomplished reoprd new
fund-raising in the North
Broward County community.
As a member of the advisory
board, Jordan Snyder will help
to assess the community's
needs through a comprehen-
sive planning process. As one
of Federation's first leaders,
he has already demonstrated
his special talents for
evaluating and developing new
ideas and actions to
strengthen the community's
standards of services.
Ethel Waldman, former vice
president, is one of Federa-
tion's stalwarts, having the
distinction of being one of the
few women in the U.S. to be
invited to a special fact-finding
mission to Beirut, Lebanon, in
1982 when she served as the
Federation/UJA general chair-
man. A member of the national
UJA campaign cabinet, she
was the honoree at the '85
UJA Major Gifts Dinner, has
received the State of Israel
Bonds "Woman of Valor"
award and is a life member of
Hadassah and Brandeis
Women's Association.
Israel rejected an offer by the
Soviet Union that the two
countries open "interest of-
fices" in Tel Aviv and Moscow,
respectively, as a temporary
substitute for the re-
establishment of full
diplomatic relations which the
USSR broke 20 years ago,
Maariv reported Wednesday.
According to Maariv, the of-
fer was made by Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze when he met
with Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres in New York Interest of-
fices, the lowest level of
diplomatic representatives,
were established by Israel and
Poland earlier this year and
soon will be established by
Israel and Hungary.
Shevardnadze told Peres it
would be a "step to improve
relations" between their coun-
tries, Maariv reported. But
Peres turned him down, saying
Israel-USSR relations must be
on a higher level than relations
with Poland and Hungary.
Prophets For Profit
Battle To Block Saudi Arms Sale
As the Reagan Administration
prepares to submit to Con-
gress a proposed arms sale
package for Saudi Arabia,
bipartisan majorities in both
the Senate and House are
making it clear that it will be
rejected. A letter signed by
225 members of the House was
delivered to the White House
and the State Department tell-
ing President Reagan that the
package will be opposed.
A letter signed by 62
Senators was delivered to
Reagan. Both letters scited a
belief that the Saudis have not
supported United States na-
tional interests in the Middle
East nor have they helped
combat international ter-
rorism as evidenced by Saudi
Continued from Page 2
research, heavy and light in-
dustry, shipping and
marketing, finance and bank-
ing, and real estate and
Some of PEC's affiliations,
such as Property and Building
Corporation, one of the largest
real estate holding companies
in Israel, and General
Engineers, exclusive
distributor and agent in Israel
for General Electric Company,
predate the State of Israel.
Other PEC affiliates in
Israel include Israel Can Com-
pany, Klil Industries
(aluminum extrusions), Mul-T-
Lock (security equipment),
Tambour Paints, Elron Elec-
tronics Industries, Scitex Cor-
poration (computer imaging),
El-Yam Ships, Ofran Drive
Yourself (rental cars) and
financial support for terrorist
Soups such as the Palestine
Deration Organization.
The House letter was in-
itiated by Reps. Larry Smith Super-Sol supermarkets.
(D. Fla.), Mel Levine (D.
Calif.), Dante Fascell (D. Fla.),
WUliam Broomfield (R. Mich.),
Vin Weber (R. Minn.) and
Mickey Edwards (R. Okla.).
Sens. Alan Cranston (D. Calif.)
and Bob Packwood (R. Ore.)
initiated the Senate letter.
The only PEC investment
outside of Israel is Israel dis-
count Bank of New York, of
which PEC has 18 percent of
the shares. The Bank, PEC's
main affiliate and largest in-
vestment, is the 15th largest
...personal service and
unequalled value.
Tlte tradition continues.
Simchat Torah Ends
Sukkot Festival
South Florida Jewry concludes observance of the High
Holy Days Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16, as it
celebrates the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat
Reform congregations, however, mark both holidays on
the same day, Thursday. Israel also observes them on one
Yizkor, the memorial prayer to the departed, is said on
Thursday in Orthodox, Conservative and Reform
synagogues and temples, f
Simchat Torah, or the rejoicing in the Torah, traditional-
ly marks the giving of the Ten Commandments by God,
through Moses, at Mount Sinai. On Simchat Torah, the
final day of the festival of Sukkot, the annual reading of the
Torah is completed, and a new cycle begun.
All of the scrolls in the Oren Kodesh (Holy Ark) are taken
out on Simchat Torah and are marched around the
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Assets on June 30, 1987 were
$3.8 billion. PEC president
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of the bank.
"PEC only invests in com-
panies in which it can par-
ticipate in the management,"
Ciechanover said, "we have in-
itiated hundreds of companies,
helped them get started,
brought them to maturity, and
then, at the right time, sold
our holdings. Our holdings are
constantly turning over, as we
sell them and acquire new
ones. We make sound
economic investments, and are
so diversified we can show a
reasonable profit."
Through its sister company
in Israel, Dicount Investment
Corportion, PEC maintains
financial and administrative
expertise to supervise the
operation of its affiliated com-
panies there.
Jewish Standard
(JTA) Morris Janoff, a
three-term president of the
American Jewish Press
Association and for more than
50 years publisher of The
Jewish Standard, a weekly
published here, died last week
at the age of 76.
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South County Mental Health Center
Promenade Pulls Tourists
To Its Magnetic Site
One of this city's most fre-
quented tourist sites is neither
an archaeological site nor a
religious shrine and is not even
six months old. The Walter
and Elise Haas Promenade,
already fondly called "the pro-
menade," attracts hundreds of
visitors every day.
Built along a ridge some 2.5
miles to the south of the Old
City, the three block-long
walkway commands a
breathtaking view of the
Mount of Olives, Mount
Scopus, the Old City walls and
the modern city.
Of course, the view has
always existed; drivers on
their way to the suburb of East
Talpiot would peek at it as
they wound their way along
the narrow road. Or people
walking through the woods on
the steep hillside below the
United Nations Middle East
headquarters could gaze at the
historic landscape. But only
rivileged visitors to the UN
uilding, formerly the
residence of the British High
Commissioner, could ap-
preciate the full majestic view.
Now one can stroll along the
six-yard-wide promenade,
built next to the recently
widened and straightened road
leading to the UN building and
East Talpiot, and see the full
east-to-west panorama.
The promenade was official-
ly opened on Jerusalem Day
last May, but rumor of the
superb view had spread long
before then. On Independence
Day, three weeks earlier,
groups of Jerusalemites
already were gathering there.
Indeed, the promenade,
which is built in the form of a
viaduct of Jerusalem stone
with a Victorian solidity
reminiscent of the Thames and
Seine embankments, is rarely
empty. Joggers measure out a
full kilometer from the parking
lot to the end of the pro-
menade and back. Elderly
gentlemen walk briskly,
perhaps at the suggestion of
their cardiac specialists. Cour-
ting couples sit in the stone
alcoves covered with slated
wooden roofs. Numerous stone
benches line the walkway.
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At night, when the pro-
menade is romantically lit by
wrought-iron lanterns, the
visitor can appreciate the
floodlighting of the Old City
walls and can easily spot the
bright lights above the
Western Wall.
Yet, the hour just before
sunset is the most popular
time at the promenade, when a
cool wind blows across the
ridge, even at the height of
summer. Then the Old City's
limestone walls reflect the
pink-gold evening light, and
the golden dome of the Mosque
of Omar glints in the setting
The promenade is now a
"must" on the itinerary of
every tourist here. Busloads of
visitors spill out onto semi-
circular stone observation
platform in the middle of the
site. They sit on the wide ter-
races ot "this amphitheater and
listen to their guides recount
the story of Jerusalem. It is
easier to understand the
growth of the original City of
Tickets are now on sale fov
two inaugural performances of
"Songfest '87," a 90 minute
singing and dancing ex-
travaganza, produced by Iz
Siegel, who will be Master of
Ceremonies. The shows will be
held Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, at
1:30 p.m., at Temple Sinai,
2475 West Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach. Donations are
$3 per person and ticket
holders will have free draw-
David on when you can see the ings for door prizes.
On a clear day, you can even
see the Hills of Moab in Jordan
to the east, as well as the arid
hills of the Judean desert
leading down to the Dead Sea.
The southern wall of the Tem-
ple Mount is clearly visible,
and the keen-sighted visitor
can just pick out signs of the
archaeological park below.
The promenade, donated by
the Haas family of San Fran-
cisco, was designed by U.S. ar-
chitect Larry Halperin and
Israeli landscape architect
Shlomo Aronson.
The shows will be the kickoff
event for South County Mental
Health Center's $100,000
Building Fund Campaign for a
permanent structure to house
its Senior Adult Day Care
Tickets for "Songfest "87"
can be purchased at Royal
Palm Savings, Market Place of
Delray Branch, West Atlantic
Ave., and Military Trail, in the
offices of Assistant Vice Presi-
dent, Branch Manager, Eva J.
Sloth. The Royal Palm Savings
as donated the cost of ticket
and program printing.
Ticket reservations by
phone, are being taken by
Terry Serper, 499-8106;
Louise Kahn, 499-8590; Betty
Siegel, 499-2761, and Jack M.
Levine, 498-1564.
Israeli Population
Nears 4.4 Million
population of Israel is
estimated at 4,375,000 of
whom 3,590,000 are Jews, ac-
cording to figures released by
the Central Bureau of
The total population was up
by 1.4 percent since
September 1986 and the
Jewish population increased
by 1.1 percent. There were
nearly 100,000 births
registered during the last
Hebrew calendar year, three
quarters of them Jewish.
About 12,000 new immigrants
arrived during the year, com-
pared to 9,200 the previous
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