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of South County
Volume 10 Number 17
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, August 12, 1988
Price: 35 Cents
Israeli leaders expressed
uncertainty about the true
intentions of Jordan's King
Hussein toward Palestinians in
the West Bank.
Hussein appeared on televi-
sion to announce, in a land-
mark speech, that he was
cutting legal and administra-
tive ties with the West Bank in
order to clear the way for an
independent Palestinian state
under the Palestine Liberation
Jordan recently dropped
its five-year economic assis-
tance plan to the West Bank
and dissolved the lower house
of Parliament, half of whose
members are from the terri-
Rumors were spreading here
that Hussein is determined to
go ahead and adopt further,
more drastic measures against
the residents of the West
According to those rumors,
the Jordanian government
would no longer issue pass-
ports to the residents of the
territories, would end
economic aid to a number of
public institutions and would
abolish some $70 million in
salaries paid annually to
20,000 civil servants in the
West Bank.
But despite the rumors,
there was no clear indication
whether Hussein intended to
take further measures to
implement his decision to cut
ties to the West Bank.
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir told Israel Television
that Hussein has been disen-
gaged from the West Bank for
quite some time. Therefore,
his move would not affect
political developments in the
region, Shamir suggested.
Shamir said the Jordanian
Continued on Page 5
LONDON (JTA) Britain
has expelled five Israelis,
alleged to be counterterrorist
agents of Mossad, Israel's
foreign intelligence service.
They were linked to a Pales-
tinian double agent now
serving an 11-year prison sent-
ence for illegal possession of
arms and explosives.
Unlike the Israeli Embassy
Continued on Page 2
ISRAELI WORSHIPPERS Meron Gotw, the he^i of
the first Israeli diplomatic delegation to visit the Soviet
Union in 21 years, since the Six-Day War, and the Soviet
Union's chief rabbi, Adolph Shayevxch, left, chat with
foreign tourists before Sabbath services at Moscow's Choral
Synagogue. AP/Wide World Photo
Israeli Delegation in Moscow
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's
five-member consular delega-
tion to Moscow spent its first
weekend in the Soviet capital
by attending services at
Moscow's main Choral Syna-
The delegation is the first of
Israeli diplomats to visit the
Soviet Union since the Soviets
severed ties with Israel in the
wake of the Six-Day War.
Crowds at the synagogue
were smaller than had been
anticipated. Some 60 Jews
were reported to have
attended Friday evening's
services and about 150 local
Jews and tourists attended
Saturday morning.
The Israeli's arrival has been
covered in the Soviet media by
one-line references, if at all.
Someof theworshippersFriday
night were said to have heard
of the planned synagogue visit
on foreign shortwave radio
In conversations with the
Israelis, many Soviet Jews,
including some refuseniksL
reportedly expressed disap-
pointment at changes in Israeli
policy designed to force those
emigrating on Israeli visas to
go directly to Israel. In recent
months, more than 90 percent
have gone instead to the
United States and other
Western countries.
The Israeli delegation
arrived at Moscow's Shere-
metyevo Airport. They were
met by two diplomats from the
Dutch Embassy, but not by
Soviet officials.
The delegation begins its
official duties in Moscow when
its members will present them-
selves to Soviet officials of the
Foreign Ministry's Consular
State Department Specialist:
Hypothesis on Peace Process
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
^ U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz's Mideast peace
initiative has suffered from jet
lag, summer doldrums, and
has apparently awaited the
upcoming national elections
here and in Israel.
But the plan is far from
dead, if Irwin Pernick, a
special assistant and career
diplomat for 25 years in the
State Department is any
gauge. During a brief trip to
South Florida recently,
Pernick admitted that his main
topic is the Shultz peace plan
and that he is "objectively"
pushing it.
Israel's $3 billion in U.S.
military and economic aid is
"pretty sacrosanct," Pernick
told The Jewish Floridian
during a special interview
But, he added, Israel's
"requirements are clearly
going to be greater. They are
talking about embarking on
various (military) moderniza-
tion programs."
Pernick, a special assistant
to U.S. Under-Secretary for
Security Assistance, Science
and Technology, Edward J.
Derwinski deflects a question
about whether the U.S. would
increase Israeli military aid
($1.8 billion annually) which
he says should properly be
called "security assistance"
saying. "We know they would
like more than $1.8 billion in
security assistance after fiscal
year 1989. But they (Israel)
also have a keen appreciation
of our political process and our
budgetary problem."
IN other, simpler terms,
Pernick diplomatically says
the U.S. has another method
of securing Middle East
borders besides boosting the
military ante.
"We've come down to one
solution shalom," Pernick
says, using the Hebrew word
for peace and sounding a little
like George Shultz's echo. "It's
time for all nations of the area
to sit down and start negotiat-
The peace plan itself doesn't
need to be revised, Pernick
believes, although he admits it
needs "rescusitation." With
upcoming elections, Israeli
officials do not want to make a
decision that will hurt them
politically, Pernick asserts.
"There is no way to
encourage the Arabs to go to
the bargaining table without
some indication from Israel
that it is prepared to discuss
the land position," Pernick
Continued on Page 4

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 12, 1988
Temple Beth El Educator H
At C AJE Conference
Robin Eisenberg from
Temple Beth El in Boca Raton
was one of 400 members of the
Coalition for the Advancement
of Jewish Education (CAJE) to
attend a four day summer
institute at the University of
Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Participants came from 31
states and two Canadian prov-
CAJE, the largest Jewish
educator membership organi-
zation in North America, is
committed to education
support and the transmission
of the Jewish heritage.
Some 150 learning opportu-
nities were offered during the
institute. There were four
specialized areas presented in-
depth every morning: Art of
Teaching, Early Childhood,
Experimental Learning, and
Family Education. The after-
noon session offered peda-
gogy, Judaica or Hebrew
Language. All sessions were
taught by local and national
educators and scholars.
Robin Eisenberg conducted
two three-hour workshops.
"Now That the Parents Are
Here, What Do You Do With
Them?" highlighted the
variety of programs involving
parents at Temple Beth El.
The second workshop, on
starting a Jewish Parenting
Center, described the variety
of adult education and family-
oriented experiences offered
through the Parenting Center
at Temple Beth El.
A special feature of the
CAJE Milwaukee Institute
was the Community Connec-
tion, a two-day component
devoted to involving lay lead-
ership, administrators,
parents, and teachers in
Jewish education discussions.
Also featured were a Judaica
Art Exhibit and an Israel
In celebration of its Bar/Mat
Mitzvah year, CAJE spon-
sored two other summer
events: an institute in San
Diego attended by 500 and the
13th annual conference,
attended by approximately
2,000 Jewish educators from
around the world at the Mt.
Scopus Hebrew University
campus in Israel.
Plans are also underway for
the 1989 CAJE Conference to
be held Aug. 13-17, in Seattle,
First Recipient of
F AU Scholarship
Leslie I. Duncan, a junior in
the College of Humanities at
Florida Atlantic University,
has been named the first recip-
ient of the full-tuition Richard
R. Snyder Memorial Scholar-
ship. The scholarship was
established by family and
friends of Richard Snyder in
memory of the FAU alumnus
and attorney who died of
cancer in July, 1987.
Duncan, a transfer student
from Palm Beach Community
College, is majoring in art with
an emphasis in art history. She
has a 3.76 grade point average
and her goals are to earn a
Ph.D. and work at an art
A former resident of
Buffalo, New York, Duncan
and her husband, Kevin, now
live in Boca Raton. She is the
daughter of Helen Ross, also
of Boca Raton.
Established through the
FAU Foundation, the scholar-
ship endowment is renewable,
if the recipient continues to
make satisfactory progress,
until a baccalaureate degree is
Florence Snyder Rivas,
Richard Snyder's sister,
presented the award to
Duncan. Also present was
Snyder's mother, Adelaide R.
Snyder, FAU vice president
for University Relations and
Development, who said, "We
hope that all our friends who
showed their compassion with
gifts to establish this fund
know how very much their
concern has meant to my
husband and me."
Britain Expels
Continued from Page 1
attache deported earlier, those
expelled with their families
had no diplomatic status. They
were operating apparently
under the cover of a private
British security forces
reportedly confirmed that the
five left as a result of direct
pressure from the British
But official British and
| Israeli circles here refused to
comment on a report in the
i London Telegraph that the five
Mossad agents were connected
f to Ismail Sawan, 28, a Pales-
tinian who confessed to being
a spy for Israel.
In June, Britain expelled a
member of the Israeli
Embassy staff, Arye Regev, in
connection with the Sawan
case. The British alleged
Regev was a Mossad opera-
Sawan was convicted and
sentenced for storing weapons
for Abdul Rahmim Mustapha,
a member of the Palestine
Liberation Organization's elite
Force 17 and bodyguard of
PLO chief Yasir Arafat.
Mustapha was wanted by the
British authorities in connec-
tion with the murder here last
year of Ali Adhami, an Arab
cartoonist. Sawan testified in
court that he had kept the
Mossad informed of
Mustapha's movements.
The British were furious
with the Israelis for not
sharing the information they
were getting from Sawan.
Their anger prompted Regev's
expulsion a move that
enraged Israeli officials but
provoked no corresponding
diplomatic response.
Vancouver Temple Rededicated
TORONTO (JTA) Community leaders recently dedicated
the new home of Temple Shalom, British Columbia's only
Reform synagogue, which was destroyed in a firebomb attack at
its former location three-and-a-half years ago.
Three members und one associate member of the Shalom Chapter of Hadassah, Delray Beach,
visited the Medical Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine Department at the Hadassah-Hebrew
University Medical Center in Jerusalem. There they were shown the latest and most sophisticated
Gamma Camera, called SPECT, used for scanning internal organs and made by the Israeli
Elscint Co. Pictured, from the left, are Roslyn Strober, former president, Shalom Chapter; Belle
Maslov, vice president of education; Dr. Arthur Pollack of Hadassah's Medical Biophysics and
Nuclear Medicine Department; Donald Maslov, associate member; and Gus Lipps, a Shalom
chapter member.
B'nai Israeli Welcomes New Education Director
Sandy Goldstein, who has
experience as an educator at
several South Florida syna-
gogues, has been appointed
director of education at
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton.
Goldstein recently relocated
from Kansas City, where she
was the youth activities
director and camp director for
the Jewish Community
Center. During her tenure
there, she created the
"Mitzvah Camp" for seventh
and eighth graders. The
program enabled adolescents
to give of themselves to the
community in activities such as
weatherizing homes, shopping
for the homebound, visiting
with seniors at adult resi-
dences, working with blind
children, caring for farm
animals, and working with
harvesters by boxing canned
food and essential items for
the needy.
In addition, Goldstein taught
all levels of Hebrew and
directed the ninth grade
program at B'nai Jehudah in
Kansas City. This curriculum
also focused on mitzvah
projects, such as cleaning and
opening a shelter for the home-
less and collecting food for the
Both mitzvah programs
received media attention: on
television and in books.
Goldstein was also a volun-
teer speaker in Kansas City
public schools for a program,
"Hello, Israel" created by the
National Council of Jewish
In Florida, Goldstein's expe-
rience includes director of
education at Temple Emanu-
El in Fort Lauderdale, 1982-
85; director of youth groups
(grades eight and nine),
Temple Beth Am, Miami,
1978-81; and teacher of reli-
gious and Hebrew studies for
I Official |
I German Apology \
Germans were guilty as indi-
viduals for the crimes of the
Holocaust and they are collec-
tively liable for the injustice
committed in their name,
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
declared to an international
conference in London entitled
"Remembering for the
Kohl told the conference of
clergy, scholars and Holocaust
survivors that Germans will
not turn a blind eye to the fact
"that untold suffering was
inflicted upon the Jews in
particular and that by dint of
its cold-blooded, inhumane
planning and deadly effective-
ness that crime of genocide
has no precedent in the history
of mankind."
The chancellor said the Holo-
caust must not be forgotten
because the possibility that it
could happen again cannot be
ruled out. The warning
inherent in the crime of geno-
cide, he said, is an appeal to all
people to examine their
thoughts and a call to be on the
alert to challenges which may
prepare the way for totali-
tarian rule.
Kohl urged all peoples to be
on guard against adopting a
credulous attitude toward
ideologies hostile toward
freedom and against indiffer-
ence toward violations of
human dignity and the dictate
of peace. "It is not from
forgetting, but from remem-
bering that we derive the
courage to resist the forces of
evil in history and to pave our
common route into a better
future," he declared.
over 12 years throughout Palm
Beach, Broward and Dade
Along with Rabbi Julian
Cook, Goldstein, produced two
children's specials on "A Still
Small Voice" on Channel 7 in
In the area of curriculum
development, Goldstein has
served on the Union of Amer-
ican Hebrew Congregation's
Junior High School Field Test
Site Development Committee
and Task Force on Curriculum
Development for the Interme-
diate Grades. She is a member
of the National Association of
Temple Educators, the Coali-
tion for Alternatives in Jewish
Education and the Children's
Home Society.
The Goldsteins husband
Sam, is the administrator of
Temple Beth Am in Margate
have two children, Brian
and Shana.
To Investigate
Suspected war criminals who
settled in Britain after World
War II will be investigated by
a special team of retired police
officers being set up by the
government, the Daily Mail
The inquiry will be headed
by the former director of
public prosecutions, Sir
Thomas Hetherington. He will
provide the names of suspects
to the police team to research
their backgrounds, the Daily
Mail reported.
Sir Thomas received 110
names in Moscow. They
include alleged middle-ranking
SS officials who fled to Britain
from countries under Soviet
Other reports said the Soviet
government would authorize
Soviet citizens to attend and
testify at any trials in Britain
that might result from the

Kibbutzniks Pig-
Pigs in Israel lead a dog's
life, for at best they are only
tolerated, and even then
within very strict limits. One
cannot, or at least one should
not, import them, breed them,
sell them or eat them, but
there are still a few of them
snorting around, either in
Christian areas, or in zoos or,
more surprisingly, as pets
and thereby hangs a tail (albeit
a short and curly one).
While urban children in
Israel have to make do with
gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters
or white mice, children on
kibbutz usually do rather
better and have private mena-
geries. At Kibbutz Har Masa
in the Negev, the menagerie
included but, as you will
hear, no longer includes a
stout porker called Arthur.
One thing to be said for pigs
as pets is that they don't have
to be exercised and are not too
fussy about their food. Arthur
genial, uncomplaining and
cuddly became the darling
of the members, young and
old, and was almost the
kibbutz mascot, and something
of a tourist attraction. But, as
so often happens, he soon tired
of kibbutz life he may have
found it too egalitarian for his
tastes, or perhaps, as the only
pig around, he was lonely.
Whatever the cause, he fled to
a nearby forest.
Now while forests elsewhere
are dark, mysterious places
full of hazards, Israeli forests
are full of plaques and ring
with the happy voices of tree-
planters cheerfully planting
Arthur's experience,
however, was less than
cheerful. He encounted a party
from Kibbutz Livna who
looked at him, looked at each
other, looked around them,
and before you could say oink,
he was no more.
Meanwhile back at Har Masa
there was consternation and
grief. The young were incon-
solable and would not eat their
muesli or go to school. The old
abandoned their bridge games
and mourned for their portly
friend. All work stopped while
the haverim and havtrot
searched every sand dune and
wadi in the Negev for some
sign of their beloved pet.
Mantras were offered up for
his safety and rewards were
promised for his return but no
trace was found. But towards
dusk one day a cloud rose up in
the east and the entire Negev
began to smell like an Atlantic
City boarding house after a
Sunday morning fry-in; for
while they were gnashing their
teeth in Har Masa, they were
noshing on Arthur in Livna.
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Word of the feast soon
spread to Har Masa. They
descended on Livna in a solid
mass and there in the dining
room was Arthur with his head
on a platter and an apple in his
mouth. The tables were laden
with pork chops, pork pies,
spare ribs, chopped liver,
sweet-breads, kidneys, trot-
Friday, August 12, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
"... towards dusk one day a cloud rose up
in the east and the entire Negev began to
smell like an Atlantic City boarding house
after a Sunday morning fry-in."
ters and hams. It was like a
medieval banquet with young
and old digging in, from each
according to his ability, to each
according to his needs.
Thus caught red-handed, or
rather greasy-mouthed, Livna
insisted that Arthur had fallen
off the back of a lorry, that
they had won him at a raffle at
a Beersheba ball, that they had
received him from Oxfam, that
he had arrived in a hamper
from Harrods, that he had
strayed into their microwave,
that in any case he wasn't a pig
but a rare variety of hairless
sheep, and that if Har Masa
didn't want their wretched
beasts to be eaten they should
keep a better eye on them.
And having thus made their
denial, they went on to
swallow the evidence.
Altercations followed.
Angry words were uttered,
angry letters exchanged. The
matter was taken to the
highest councils of the kibbutz
movement and finally Livna
came clean, admitted that they
had done the dirty on Arthur
and promised Har Masa
another pig in lieu of Arthur,
or cash in lieu of another pig.
They have not replaced
Arthur in Har Masa; but they
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 12, 1988
Synagogue Mobilization
Elul the last month of the Jewish calendar
year has been declared Synagogue Mobiliza-
tion Month.
The synagogue the central address of
Jewish life since the destruction of the
Second Temple in 70 C.E. plays a triple role: it
is the house of study, of community, of prayer.
In that multiplicity of functions, the syna-
gogue or temple supports the most central
needs of its congregants.
The synagogue as a core partner in a
family's Jewish observances mandates that
children will be educated, that simckas will be
celebrated as rites of passage with the
attendant ceremonies, that personal tragedies
will not be handled in a solitary fashion
without necessary support.
And it guarantees that the community itself
will be enriched by a congregation's social
action efforts.
It is not enough to rent-a-rabbi at only
propitious moments as if a pinch-hitter would
suffice in the realm of the religious. It is not
sufficient to rely on "mushroom" synagogues,
those temporary facilities that sprout in the
summer rains of late August and early
September. They do nothing to sustain the
growth and/or strength of the community.
In order for synagogues to be viable and to
be there when there is the immediate need,
they need to be supported year-round.
On the practical level, salaries must be paid,
facilities must be maintained, curricula must
be planned. Those needs can be satisfied only
with a strong membership base.
On the community level, synagogues are
living and creative entities. They figuratively
breathe life into a community. They support
and help define an area's commitment to what
is good and what needs to be better.
It is a moral obligation to support what, in
turn, supports the community.
Anglican Confrontation
On July 17, some 600 bishops
from across the globe began a
month-long conference of the
World Anglican Communion,
at Lambeth Palace in London.
Representing some 70
million Anglicans, the
Lambeth Conference will natu-
rally concentrate on internal
religious and moral questions.
As a prestigious world
church, it will inevitably
confront major political prob-
lems as well, notably the
Middle East conflict.
It is apparent that both pro-
Israel and pro-Palestinian
forces will be contending at
Lambeth for the support of
world Anglicanism.
It will not be an easy
I have seen a statement
purportedly prepared by a
Palestinian Anglican who is
close to the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization that will
be proposed for adoption at
It is filled with historical
untruths and holds Israel
responsible for practically
everything that is wrong in the
Middle East.
However, it is extremely
reassuring that a good number
of American Episcopal bishops
who were upset by that one-
sided, hostile statement
drafted several resolutions of
their own for submission at
These balanced declarations
acknowledge the need for
justice for the Palestinians,
but insist that it must not be at
the expense of Israel's
security, nor of historic truth
Clearly, they understand the
maxim that "the least one has
a right to expect is that physi-
cians ought not spread
disease." These Episcopal
bishops equally believe that
religious leaders ought not to
be spreading hatred and polar-
ization, but rather healing and
We hope that their thera-
peutic attitudes prevail at
Hypothesis on Peace
Continued from Page 1
IF Israel were to consider
negotiating its land a
majority of which it claims is
important to maintain for
internal security Pernick
was asked what role the U.S.
would take in protecting
"When I began working the
securities systems area in
1971, Israel was lumped as
friends of the U.S." Pernick
responds. "Now it is an ally, a
major non-Nato ally. The U.S.
is committed to Israel."
Pernick also defends the
segment of the Shultz peace
plan that calls for nations that
are unwilling to recognize
Israel to participate.
"A lot of people have shot
down the conference saying
'Who wants the Soviet Union,
who wants China telling us
what to do?' They're either
inadvertantly or purposefully
misreading the proposal. The
proposal for the conference
would be merely for the
parties to all these negotia-
tions to have the sense that
they have the backing of the
UN Security Council perma-
nent members and the other
parties in the region. The
conference would not have any
veto power, not would it be
able to mandate anything. It
would only be set up for the
purpose of giving the negotia-
tions a boost saying, the
world supports you, now go to
THE Shultz proposals are
"not moribund," Pernick
argues. Its first stage calls for
indiviual negotiations between
Israel and each of its neighbors
with specific timetables for
various stages of the discuss-
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ions and transition period.
The Shultz plan has "not
been turned down flat,"
Pernick asserts. "Just about
everybody Israelis, Syrians,
Egyptians have encouraged
Shultz to keep going. Nobody
wants to be the first to say, 'I
accept the whole package.' "
The U.S. is sending signals
to mideast nations through its
foreign aid allocations. Israel
continues to receive the
largest chunck of U.S. foreign
aid. Egypt received $1.3 billion
in military aid and $800 million
in economomic aid.
"I personally think they're
linked because the amounts
are so large in regards to the
rest of the program, that if
there were not another
country receiving almost as
much aid as Israel then the
Israeli amount would be an
easy target for decrease. Addi-
tionally, and perhaps more
importantly, the amounts are
sustained at a high level to
both countries to demonstrate
to other countries in the region
that it would be worth their
while to follow Egypt's path
with respect to relations with
On the other hand, Pernick
says, other nations in the
region, particularly Jordan,
are making it clear that they
are not satisfied with the U.S.
foreign aid allocations.
THESE nations are turning
to less U.S./Israel-friendly
countries for aid and military
sales. The introduction of
chemical weapons into the
Middle East, specifically by
Iraq in the Persian Gulf War
and the sale of Chinese
silkworm missiles to Iran,
makes the area more volatile
than ever. The U.S. "can't
block" the sale of Chinese
missile systems to the Saudis,
Pernick says.
"The means the borders are
not as sacrosanct and safe as
they used to be and that the
next regional war will really
introduce a fundamental
change in the area. Who
knows what that means? If you
think about the possible impli-
cations, you realize it's not
going to be a six-day war."
Still, none of the Middle
East nations are making the
first move. Meanwhile, the
military escalation is
compounded by demographics:
Palestinians are increasing
between two and three percent
a year and Egypt will have 100
million people by the end of the
century, Pernick says. In addi-
tion, Israeli inflation is begin-
ning to escalate and
purchasing power in Gaza and
the West Bank has decreased
since the uprisiing.
"From the State Depart-
ment's position, everybody has
to wake up and realize time is
running out," Pernick says.
Personal Perspectives
State Department diplomat
Irwin Pernick said shalom or
peace, is needed in the Middle
East. But how realistic is that
"If you're perpetually pessi-
mistic, no" he answers. The
State Department's position,
however, is to "keep urging
everybody and show how
things are changing (and get)
sensible-minded people and
leaders (to) realize it's the only
sane course."
Pernick admits the situation
is extremely frightening.
Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir is a tough
negotiator, Pernick explained.
Shamir has encouraged the
peace plan proposal that has
been part of Secretary of State
George Shultz's shuttle diplo-
macy, yet Shamir has not said
he accepts the plan.
Until Israel shows a greater
unanimity in its desire to work
with the Shultz plan "the other
nations politically would be
nuts to say, 'We accept,' '
Pernick assesses.
But he stops short of saying
that any particular nation is
holding up the peace process.
"Everyone has to do it at the
same time." Israelis, Egyp-
tians and Syrians "just
about everybody have
encouraged Shultz to keep
going," according to Pernick.
Still, the career diplomat
declines to predict an outcome-
"I'm not predicting anything,
he says. "I'm predicting the
Mets will win the World Series
- I hope."
On the issue of "land for
peace" Pernick says the
nations that make a concession
will "certainly" have guaran-
tees. But when asked if land
will bring peace, he says:
"Attitude will bring peace.

Lost and Found:
The Jews of Burma
Friday, August 12, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
A "lost tribe" of 52
Burmese Jews has been
discovered living in a remote
and malarious, and electricity
has yet to make an appear-
ance. Nagaland, until ten
years ago a haven for ambi-
tious headhunters, straddles
jungle outpost of Burma, some the frontier. Access by any
450 miles from the capital of foreigner is almost impossible
Rangoon. due to tribal conflicts. In addi-
tion, anti-government guer-
The first clue to their exist- rilla warfare has persuaded
ence arrived unexpectedly the Burmese army to impose a
about a year ago when a letter permanent curfew on the
was delivered to Israel's
ambassador to Burma, Itiel
Pann. It carried a plea for
religious books, written with a
clarity of style that demon-
strated an English education.
It was signed by Lian Tual,
"Secretary of the Community
of Judaism, Tiddim." By
chance, this reporter was with
the ambassador when the
letter arrived.
The Jewish community of Tiddim: Lian Tual stands in rear, fourth from the left.
Tidim lies buried in western Burma, close
to the borders with Bangladesh and India.
The territory is tropical and malarious...
Since then I have maintained
contact with Lian Tual and he
confirms there are 52 Jews
surviving as one community
but in desperate poverty. The
fact that they are determined
to practice their faith and cling
to their Jewish traditions in
such imperfect and isolated
terrain is remarkable. The
only synagogue in Burma is in
Rangoon where 18 Jews
survive, few of whom are
interested in their faith.
Rangoon is too distant and
hazardous a trip to be under-
taken lightly from Tiddim.
Tiddim lies buried in
western Burma, close to the
borders with Bangladesh and
India. The territory is tropical
Lian Tual, 72, is secretary of
a community that appears
from their photograph to be
comprised of a few elderly
members and a multitude of
children. Realizing they were
on the brink of extinction, they
seem to have embarked upon a
program of multiplication.
"We are few in number, just was perhaps an unusual quirk [commandments]. In February
1985, Rabbi Menahem
Hacohen, a member of the
Knesset, met with some of this
tribe in India, recognized their
Jewish status and tried to
persuade them to emigrate to
of fate, but nonetheless credi-
Unlike the Jews of Ethiopia,
It is known that there were
Burmese Jews living in India
until quite recently. Their
linage can be traced to the lost
tribe of Menashe, predomin-
antly from Bombay and
sick in nis bed [he has since Calcutta. But in all probability some of whom made their way
died]. When he is recover (sic) tne Jews of Tiddim are to Burma, the Jews of Tiddim
remnants of the Mazourah, are not threatened by a hostile
from Manipur, near the government, but rather by an
Chinese border, and it is plaus- indifferent one. It is not yet
ible that centuries before they known if they would contem-
migrated there from Kaifeng,
in central China. Like those in
the photo, the Jews of the tribe
of Mazourah wore kippot, and
observed the mitzvot
52 in all," says Tual. "Since
February our leader, Caleb, is
again from illness all of us will
have bar mitzva."
Tual explains that the
community originated in Chur-
achanpur, in Manipur State,
northeast India, and that
about half of them converted
to Judaism in India. It remains
unclear what prompted their
mass devotion, and by what
religious authority. It is a fact,
however, that India was home
to a sizeable Shephardic
Jewish community before it
dispersed widely after World
War II. That this "lost tribe"
should have wandered into
such an isolated part of Burma
plate immigration to Israel
given the opportunity. (The
Socialist Republic of Burma
does not permit its citizens to
leave the country at will.)
Tual's plea for prayer books,
song books with music and a
typewriter, have now been
satisfied, but his people still
remain pitifully impoverished.
"We are too poor to buy even
one prayer book," he says.
Impoverished or not, this
tiny community of Burmese
Jews contines to take pride in
their faith and traditions. Tual
showed me a certificate that
confirms how he, despite his
advanced years, has just un-
dergone circumcision. The
hazzan attests to this on a
crude parchment and the other
male members of the tribe
have followed Tual's example.
Israel Scene.
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Hungarian Reawakening
A "reawakening" of Jewish
communal life in Hungary,
more than 40 years after
German troops were driven
from the country, has been
reported by the Memorial
Foundation for Jewish
Foundation president Philip
Klutznick explained that
"Hungary's political climate
today is favorable to Jewish
religious and cultural activity
and conducive to the streng-
thening of Jewish identity."
Local efforts supported by the
foundation, said Klutznick, are
increasing Jewish knowledge
and consciousness through
educational programs for the
entire family.
The Memorial Foundation
for Jewish Culture was estab-
lished in 1965 with reparations
funds from the West German
government. Last year, the
foundation established the
Center for Jewish Studies in
Budapest. It also pays for the
training of rabbis at the
Budapest Rabbinical
Seminary, the only such center
in Eastern Europe.
The foundation's 29,000-
copy printing of three publica-
tions for Hungarian Jewish
children has been sold out,
although the entire Jewish
population of the country is
only 80,000. The foundation's
Executive Director Dr. Jerry
Hochbaum, said that this is
"strong evidence that
Hungary's Jews are eager for
their children to learn about
their Jewish heritage. And .. .
indicative of a positive atmos-
phere in which Jews can prac-
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move confirms his belief that
Hussein has no influence on
the local population of the
West Bank.
Options for Peace
The premier also pointed to
what he termed "internal
conflict" in Hussein's speech:
The king supported the right
of self-determination of the
Palestinians in the West Bank,
while denying the same right
to Palestinians living in
Shamir implied that on
either side of the Jordan River,
the Palestinians make a weak
case for statehood. He reiter-
ated his view that the only
reasonable way to peace is
within the framework of the
Camp David accords.
But during the same
program, Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres said that the
message that came across
from Hussein is that until elec-
tions are held in Israel on Nov.
1, "there are no options what-
soever for negotiations."
Asked whether the king's
latest move amounts to the
end of the "Jordanian option,"
Peres replied: "If there is no
Israeli option, what can the
king do?"
He apparently was referring
to the national unity coalition's
failure to reach a consensus on
the peace process. Peres, who
heads the Labor Party, has
favored an international peace
conference as a prelude to
direct negotiations. Shamir
and his Likud bloc are adam-
antly opposed to this concept.
The foreign minister expre-
ssed satisfaction that Hussein
did, in fact, stress in his speech
his commitment to the peace
"Now we all understand that
one must wait until the deci-
sion is made in Israel," he said.
"The elections will determine
whether the Jordanian option
has died or not."
Peres interpreted the Jor-
danian move as putting a chal-
lenge before the local popula-
tion to "translate" the
uprising into a political solu-
tion. But, he noted, the PLO
has no political solutions.
"And at the end of the road,
anyone who wants to put an
end to the intifada, must talk
to both the Jordanians and the
Palestinians," he said.
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In-House Dispute on Taba
Continued from Page 3
Partisan recriminations over
the handling of the Taba
border dispute with Egypt
enlivened a session of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
started the uproar by inti-
mating that the Labor Party
had bullied Likud into
accepting binding arbitration
of the dispute, which now
seems likely to uphold Egypt's
claim to the tiny stiip of Red
Sea Beach instead of Israel's.
"Those who supported arbi-
tration rather than conciliation
served Egypt's interests
rather than Israel's," Shamir
claimed. He was clearly refer-
ring to his differences with
Labor Party leader Shimon
Peres in 1985 and 1986.
Peres was prime minister at
that time. Shamir, who was
foreign minister, insisted that
the conciliation process had
not been exhausted, while
Peres pressed for interna-
tional arbitration.
Both methods of settling
bilateral disputes are allowed
under the terms of the 1979
Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.
The Taba dispute was
submitted to an international
panel of five experts, which
spent most of last year sifting
thousands of documents and
hearing oral arguments by
both sides in Geneva.
Attempts at Conciliation
negotiations aimed at reaching
a compromise continued
with the support and encour-
agement of the United States.
But they had failed to make
progress by the time the arbi-
trators adjourned last
February to begin delibera-
tions. It is widely assumed the
international panel has
decided in Egypt's favor.
Conciliation effortsd have
now been revived. The arbitra-
tion panel has agreed to delay
announcement of its decision
until September to give the
disputants time to hammer out
a compromise.
President Reagan maintained
that although he has not been
able to get Congress to adopt a
constitutional amendment
allowing voluntary prayer in
the public schools, he believes
school prayer will again
become a reality.
"I'm convinced that one day
such a measure will be
passed," Reagan told some
8,000 cheering delegates at a
student congress on evan-
The president noted that the
Constitutional Convention
opened its sessions with a
prayer, as has the U.S.
Congress since its inception.
"Isn't it time we let God back
in the classrooms?" he asked.
Reagan, who was consis-
tently applauded by the young
evangelicals, attacked those
who "misread the Constitu-
tion" by opposing "public
symbols" of religion or
mentioning God in the schools.
He did not elaborate on what
symbols he meant.
The president noted that his
administration has had success
with the decision by the U.S.
Supreme Court upholding the
1984 Equal Access Law. which
requires that prayer groups be
allowed to use the schools on
the same basis as other extra-
curricular activities.
"If a math group or a chess
group can meet after school,
then so can a prayer group,"
he said.
Reagan said that the admin-
istration had also won a
victory in the recent Supreme
Court decision upholding a
1981 law that provides funds
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Reagan also stressed to his
have planted a forest in his
News of this leaked after a
letter from Har Masa to Livna
arrived by mistake in Kibbutz
Yavne. Yavne is Orthodox and
its members chose to share the
letter's contents with the
outside world. There followed
much shaking of heads and
clicking of tongues, for Livna,
if not quite Orthodox, is a
member of the Gush Emunim,
known otherwise as the Bloc of
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It all goes to show that
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Synagogue eAfen
Temple Emeth will empha-
size the beginning of the Holy
month of Elul at Sabbath
Services Friday, Aug. 12, and
Saturday, Aug. 13.
On Friday evening, Aug. 19,
Sabbath services will be spon-
sored by Charles and Ruth
Schensul, in honor of their
50th wedding anniversary;
Sidney and Esther Kruteck, in
honor of their 46th wedding
anniversary; and Frances
Traum in honor of her
On Sabbath morning, Aug.
20, the Kiddush will be spon-
sored by Martha Krug in honor
of her birthday.
Temple Emeth is located at
5780 West Atlantic Avenue,
Delray Beach. For informa-
tion: 498-3536 or 498-7422.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the on
the theme "Elul I and My
Beloved" at the Sabbath
morning service
Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8:30
a.m. Kiddush will follow.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, at
8:30 a.m., at the Sabbath
morning service, Rabbi Sacks
will preach the sermon on the
theme "The Old Landmarks."
Kiddush will follow.
A seminar in the Talmudic
Tome "O'vas" (Ethics of
Fathers) is led by Rabbi Sacks
in the course of the Sabbath
twilight minyon services.
DAily classes in the "Judaic
Cose of Religious Law" (Schul-
chan Oruch), led by Rabbi
Sacks, begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceeding the daily minyon
services and at 6:30 p.m. in
conjunction with the daily twil-
ight minyon services.
Anshei is located at 16189
Carter Road, Delray Beach.
For informations: 499-9229.
A fourth anniversary cele-
bration of services held by
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton will take place on
Friday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m.
Rabbi Richard Agler will
deliver the sermon. An oneg
shabbat will follow.
On Friday, Aug. 20, at 8
p.m., a special singles get-
together will take place prior
to services. All will then join
together for the Shabbat
services. Rabbi Agler will
present Marilyn Asofsky, the
new synagogue administrator,
to the Congregation. An Oneg
Shabbat will follow.
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Broward Hospital. He was a member of
the board of directors of Commonwealth
Bank of Deerfield Beach, a member of
the board of directors of Lyndhurst H.
Century Village, past president of the
Men's Club and active in its bowling
league, and a member of The Brothers on
the Square, a Masonic club. He is
survived by his wife, Millie; two daugh
ters, Barbra Shapiro and Linda Dinest;
his sister, Miriam Rosenbaum; and two
grandchildren, Jeff and Jill. A memorial
service was held at Menorah Chapel in
Deerfield Beach; interment was in his
home state of New Jersey.
KETAY, Edwin E., owner of the oldest
chicken hatchery in the U.S., died at his
home in Boca Raton. Services were held
Wednesday, August 3, at Gutterman-
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Greenwich, CN. Etay, who had been a
building developer since 1950, was the
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U.S.:'No'to PLO
By David Friedman
The State Department
stressed that U.S. officials are
prepared to meet at any time
with "responsible Palestin-
ians," but not members of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
"There's no change in our
policy toward the PLO and
U.S government contacts with
the PLO," State Department
spokesman Charles Redman
He was responding to a
report that Egyptian Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak told an
interviewer that he believes
that the United States is ready
to meet with non-prominent
members of the PLO.
The U.S. position on the
PLO since 1975 has been that
it will have no contacts with
the organization until it recog-
nizes Israel's right to exist and
accepts U.S. Security Council
Resolutions 242 and 338. They
call for the return of Arab land
and recognize Israel's right to
exist within secure borders.
Redman announced that
Richard Murphy, assistant
secretary state for Near
Eastern and South Aisian
affairs, will go to Israel,
Jordan, Syria and Egypt to
discuss the peace process in
the Middle East.
'As usual, he will be
prepared to meet with respon-
sible Palestinians to discuss
the peace process on the same
basis as Secretary (of State
George) Shultz has offered to
do during his trips to the
Middle East," Redman said.
When Shultz went to Israel
in June, right after the
Moscow summit, he sought to
meet with Palestinians, but
they refused to attend a sched-
uled meeting.
Redman said Murphy's trip
was not intended to pave the
way for another visit by Shultz
to the region.
Before going to the Middle
East, Murphy was scheduled
to meet in Geneva with his
Soviet counterpart, Vladimir
Polyakov, to discuss the
Mideast peace process and the
Iran-Iraq war. Redman said.
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