The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
May 4, 1979
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v. : ill. ;


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Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Of Tampa
Number 5
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 4,1979
I Price 35 Cents
otional Welcome for 5 Soviet
ish POCs On Arrival in Israel
IV (JTA) Five of
famous Soviet Jewish
of Conscience arrived
a joyous, emotional
it Ben Gurion Airport
ion's leaders, members
lilies and hundreds of
rs. Prime Minister
| Begin greeted each of
ssed be you, welcome
he name of the Lord,"
Ve waited for this day
[eight and a half years.
. i delayed longer than
Jut it has arrived and,
[God, we find you in
" he said. He also
greetings from
who landed in an El
km Vienna are Anatoly
I Vulf Zalmanson, 39;
Boris Penson, 33; Hillel Butman,
45; and Leib Khnokh, 35. All
were convicted in the 1970 Lenin-
grad hijack trial and had been
imprisoned since June of that
year. Only last week they were
pardoned by Soviet President
Leonid Brezhnev and released
from prison more than a year
before the expiration of their 10-
year sentences. Two of their
fellow prisoners, Eduard Kuz-
netsov and Mark Dymshits, who
were released at the same time,
were to arrive Tuesday from New
men in Hebrew and Russian. He
switched to English to thank
Carter and other American
government officials for their role
in gaining freedom for the
released prisoners. "Yesterday, I
spoke on the phone with
President Carter, Secretary (of
State Cyrus) Vance and the head
of the National Security Council
Prof. (Zbigniew) Brzezinski," he
"I thanked them all for the
efforts they made to set our
brethren free. Of course, our main
gratitude goes to the President
who took the decision. He asked
me to greet you, dear brethren,
upon your arrival in Israel and he
promised me to continue the
efforts until the release of all
prisoners of Zion in the Soviet
Resuming his speech in He-
brew, Begin said, "It is a great
day. Our hearts are filled with
emotions. Let us prav to the Lord
Continued on Page 11
Soviet Officials Refuse
usurances on Emigration
cials continue to refuse
"formal assurances"
oviet emigration policy
for improved trade rela-
the United States and
U.S. intends to freeze
Union out of the Mid-
' political process. Con-
leaders who returned
i Moscow recently said.
I John Brademas (D.,
House Majority Whip
[the 19-member Congres-
elegation on the third
liamentary exchange be-
lie two countries, outlined
riet views at a news
ice at the Capitol. He was
[by Reps. Robert Michel
the Minority Whip;
Richardson Preyer (D.. NC) and
Jack Edwards (R, Ala.).
Brademas said that Soviet
Foreign Minister Andrei Grom-
yko told Rep. Lee Hamilton (D.,
Ind.), the chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs subcommittee on
the Middle East, that the USSR
is "strongly opposed" to the
Eygptian-Israel peace treaty and
feels that the U.S. is "deliber-
ately squeezing" the USSR out
from the Mideast. Gromyko
indicated that the U.S. is not
taking into account the "require-
ment" of the Palestine Liberation
Organization and Arab states
and told Hamilton the Soviet
Union would oppose using the
United Nations Emergency Force
in the Sinai to police the peace
'eace Party to Kick Off
lependence Day Festival
Saturday night Peace Party
[kickoff the weekend cele-
>n of the Fourth Annual
Independence Day Fes-
commemorate the signing
! peace treaty between Israel
-Kypt, the party will feature
ing, a catered buffet and
[ bar on Saturday, May 6, at
at the Jewish Community
tr Auditorium. Admission is
at the door, per person and
to the public.
Neal Kaufman's band "Reflec-
tions" will provide music. JCC
program vice president Leslie
Balis is in charge of refresh-
Assisting Independence Day
chairman Alice Rosenthal is
planning the peace treaty party
are Sharon Mock and JCC presi-
dent Sara Richter.
Reservations to attend may be
made by calling the JCC, 872-
mm Horatio mm
MouS. 1979
8:00 PM till
Ugh* Buffet
S7.S0 par parson
A.S.V.P. 878-4451
Joel Arnon to Speak
At Independence Day
Consul General Joel Arnon of
the State of Israel will be the fea-
tured speaker at the opening
ceremonies celebrating Israel
Independence Day at the Jewish
Community Center.
Arnon is the head of the Israeli
Consulate office in Atlanta. He
has previously served in the
Israeli Embassy in Bonn, Ger-
many, with the Israeli Mission to
the United Nations for four years
and as deputy director general for
administration of the Foreign
Service of the State of Israel.
Consul Arnon was born in Ger-
many and lost his parents in the
Holocaust. Since 1937 he has
lived in what was then Palestine
and today is Israel. He is a mem-
ber of a Kibbutz and was a mem-
ber of the Hagana, the under-
ground army. At the end of
World War II he was sent to
Greece by the Hagana to bring
whether Soviet officials who the
Congressmen had met indicated
any remorse or bad conscience
over Soviet support of the PLO
and its terrorism, including the
killing of Israelis in Nahariya.
Brademas replied, "No, no, the
answer is no."
Preyer, who headed the dele-
gation's subcommittee on human
rights, said the Congressmen
were "unable to reach agree-
ment" with Soviet officials on
emigration. He said the Amer-
icans indicated to their hosts that
"the practical effect of emigra-
tion does affect U.S. public
opinion on issues such as trade
and a strategic arms limitation
treaty (SALT)."
The Soviets contended, Preyer
said, that the release of the five
Leningrad trial prisoners was not
related to the Congressional visit
or to the SALT negotiations.
Edwards pointed out that the
SALT was "the prime topic" for
the Russians.
Rep. Charles Vanik (D., Ohio),
who co-authored the Jackson-
Vanik Amendment, suggested to
the Russians a Presidential
waiver of the assurances from the
Soviets of a freer emigration
policy. "The Russians seemed
interested," Brademas said.
Gromyko wanted to know
whether or not Sen. Henry Jack-
son (D., Wash.) would support
this move. Vanik acknowledged
that Jackson was not in agree-
ment, Brademas reported.
THE WAIVER provision in
the Jackson-Vanik Amendment
requires the Soviet Union to
provide assurance to the Presi-
dent that its emigration practice
would lead substantially to free-
dom of emigration. The President
can then infornvthe Congress he
would grant most favored nation
treatment to the Soviet Union for
a year.
Vanik was reported to believe
that if the People's Republic of
China is provided with most
Continued on Page 11
Joel Arnon
survivors of the Holocaust to
Palestine. Counsul Arnon is mar-
ried and has two children.

1130 430 PM.
May 6,1979
10:30 a. m. Scroll Run Begins Tampa A irport-
National Airlines "Arrivals"
11:15 a.m. Solidarity Walk Temple Schaarai Zedek
to Jewish Community Center
Noon Opening Ceremonies
Star Spangled Banner
Invocation Rabbi Mark Kram
Welcoming Remarks and Torch Lighting Sara Richter
Reading of the Scroll
Greetings from Israeli Wheelchair Basketball Team
Introduction of Speaker Ben Greenbaum
Speaker: Consul General Joel Arnon, State of Israel
An Historic View of Israel Cantor William Hauben
12:40-4 p.m. DAYS ACTIVITIES (See below)
Israeli Cafe
Children's Art Show
Art Show & Sale
Shopper Bazaar
(Opens at 11 a.m.)
1:30- Hillel School
2:00 B'nai B'rith Girls
2:30- Merri Robinson
Organizations Displays
and Information
Israeli Booth & Information
Soviet Jewry Petitions & Information
Press Booth
Hospitality Booth
Merri Robinson, Musician
American-Israeli Numismatic Assn.
Trees For Israel
Aronovitz Room
Slide Presentation of Israel
Tel (Archaeological Dig)
' Fronr Parking Lot
Children's Booths
Chabad House Mobile
2:30-Water Games
3 p.m. Israeli Wheelchair Basketball Team
against Ail-Star Florida Team

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Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 4, \m
Champion Wheelchair Team
Here for Gold Cup Games
The defending Gold Cup cham-
pions are the Israelis who
defeated the United States in a
close title match in Bruges, Bel-
gium in 1975. The tournament, a
recent innovation in the wheel-
chair sports movement, is now
held every fourth year in the year
preceding the Olympic Games
when international wheelchair
athletic competition expands
considerably. It is gradually
being regarded as the primary
competition in basketball be-
cause it is conducted apart from
the many other events which
usually constitute international
The United States has won
four of the five Paralympic
Games competitions held to date.
But not since 1970 have the
Americans captured an off year
championship. In the meantime,
Israel, regarded as the most de-
veloped of the basketball nations
aside from the United States, has
won the title twice along with
Argentina and the Netherlands.
For the Olympic year competi-
tions, the United States team is
selected by a Committee of the
National Wheelchair Basketball
Association, the governing body
for the sport in this country. The
NWBA has 125 teams dis-
tributed among 22 conferences
from coast to coast. The same ar-
rangement has been established
to select the team for the impend
ing Gold Cup competitions.
In off years, selections to the
Sadat to Address
Gurion Univ. May 26
TEL AVIV (JTA) President Anwar Sadat of
Egypt has declined an offer by the Ben Gurion University
of the Negev in Beersheba to award him an honorary doc-
torate when he visits the university May 26 to address the
faculty and students. While expressing his thanks to the
university for its offer he said he does not accept any
honorary titles.
SADAT AGREED to address the faculty and
students during a telephone conversation he had last
Friday with Prime Minister Menachem Begin during
which Begin congratulated Sadat on the results of
Egypt's national referendum to approve the Israeli-
Egyptian peace agreement. The two leaders also agreed
that Begin will fly in Sadat's plane from El Arish to Beer-
sheba via Ben Gurion Airport, thus officially opening the
air route between Egypt and Israel.
The World Cup championship
Wheelchair Basketball team,
which will participate in an
exhibition match at the Jewish
Community Center on Sunday at
3 p.m. as part of the Israel Inde-
pendence Day Celebration, is
really in Tampa for the Gold Cup
While in the Tampa area ar-
rangements have been made for
members of the team to have
dinner Friday night in private
homes and to attend Friday night
services at local congregations.
Team members also will be the
honored guests at the Saturday
night Peace Party.
Ten of 12 nations invited to
compete in the international Gold
Cup Championship to be held in
Tampa May 9 to 14 have con-
firmed their acceptance. Tourna-
ment co-directors are Stan
Labanowich of Lexington, Ky.,
and Al Orr of Tampa.
Those that are confirmed to
date are: Israel, Spain, Great
Britain, France, Belgium, Argen-
tina, the Netherlands, Sweden,
Canada and the United States.
All are members of Division I in
the annual international competi-
tions conducted by the game's
ruling body the International
Stoke Mandeville Games Federa-
tion at Stoke Mandeville,
England. Division I is recognized
as the top level of competition in
a two-division system. One Divi-
sion II team is promoted and one
Division I team demoted each
year to maintain an incentive for
nations to enter strong teams
each year.
teams are made by the National
Wheelchair Athletic Association,
a separate but cooperating
organization which oversees all
other wheelchair sports other
than basketball: track and field,
swimming, archery, weightlifting
and table tennis. The NWAA is
the official representative body to
the International Stoke Mande-
ville Games Federation and is
bound by its constitution to fund
only those athletes for inter-
national competition who qualify
by virtue of their performance in
the National Wheelchair Games
which it sponsors each year.
Thus, top calibre basketball
players who are not also world
class performers in other sports
are necessarily overlooked in the
selection process.
The United States team en-
tered in the Gold Cup Tourna-
ment, however, will be selected
and its travel funded by the
NWBA, assuring a strong,
representative United States
team. Organizers and athletes
feel that this is necessary if the
United States is to retain its
supremacy in a sport which was
invented in its home.

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Hadassah, Tampa Chapter, recently sponsored a Tree of LM
Luncheon. Shown standing are, left to right, Sue Forman, ArA
lack and Betty Shalett. Photo by Audrey Haubensiwl
Furniture, Household Goods ,
Dishes, Pots and Pans, Linens
for more information
All donations tx-dductible
Having a
Cousins' Club?
Don't forget to invite
the great taste of
Maxwell House
Maxwell House (lot fee has ri< h.
satisfying taste, brewed to he
remembered. Serve it with
sable .mil u liitelish salad
oi whatever the Cousins'
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Friday, May 4,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Marian Winters Heads NCJW Section
Carrollwood Village Country
Club will be the setting for
iTampa Section National Council
of Jewish Women's Installation
and Awards Luncheon on Tues-
day, May 8, at 11:30 a jn.
New officers to be installed
are: president, Marian Winters;
vice presidents, Betty Kopelman,
membership: Harriet Sahler,
hospitality; Gloria Berkowitz,
public relations; Diane Jacobaon,
community affairs; corres-
ponding secretary, Harriet
Cyment; recording secretary, Jo
Woolf; financial secretary, Jan
Bloom; treasurer, Herta Pila.
New directors are: Donna Cutler,
/. ;i < Hi H>
EDITOR: The Jewish Floridian:
On April 23 the Tampa Jewish
P'ederation and the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews sponsored a Yom Hashoa
program at the Jewish Commun-
ity Center. Each part of the pro-
gram was dignified, and the
entire evening was eloquent and
* moving. It reflected the concern
and respect which the committee
planning the program had for its
difficult subject.
For me it was an opportunity
to pause and think of that
tragedy, comprised of so many
individual tragedies, and to feel
its impact on Jewish life today. I
' thank the Yom Hashoa Com-
mittee and the program's partici-
pants for their thoughtful and
serious work.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian.
Please, please continue to help
us obtain Russian Resettlement
volunteers and most especially
furniture and household
We are expecting another fam-
ily between May 10 and May 15
and yet another around June 1.
The situation for HI AS is
desperate. There are 10,000 Rus-
sians in Rome, hundreds more
arriving every day and they must
get them moved out (more details
available if desired)!
Our situation is desperate
especially for dressers Reheat of
drawers, lamps, vacuum cleaners,
pots and pans and kitchen appli-
ances and utensils.
Pick-up truck, driver and
willing movers would also be
Thank you,
Russian Resettlement
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
welcomes Letters to the Editor.,
They should be typed or clearly.
printed and signed. Mail letters:
The Jewiah Floridian
3655 Henderson Blvd.
Tamp., Fla. 33609
Austrian* Mark
Hitler's Birthday
VIENNA (JTA) A group'
of neo-Nazis from Europe and thej
United States, wearing Nazi uni-
forms and armed with clubs,
gathered at Adolf Hitler's home
town in Braunau to celebrate the
Nazi dictator's 90th birthday and
^/lashed with leftist demon-
strators and policemen. Several
persons were injured and police
arrested 11 neo-Nazis.
Hours later, Chancellor Bruno
Kreisky, campaigning for the
May 6 general elections, spoke at
a rally of his Social Democratic'
Marian Winters
Cathy Heim and Rebecca Stan-
field. Donna Cutler, out-going
president, will install the new
Marian Winters, incoming
president, moved to Tampa two
years ago with her husband, Dr.
Paul Winters, and daughter,
"I became aware of NCJW
while living in Dallas, where it
was a very dynamic group," said
Mrs. Winters. "NCJW appealed
to me because of the services it
provides to the community."
In Council Marian has been a
member of the social action com-
mittee, and this past year she
served as vice president of public
In addition to installation,
NCJW will honor volunteers who
have been participating in the
Women's Survival Center
Project, Tampa Section's newest
community service project.
Recognition also will be given to
those women who mave this
year's Tay-Sachs Prevention
Program possible.
It is the tradition of Tampa
Section to present special service
awards at the closing luncheon to
those women who have provided
outstanding service throughout
the year. Awards to be presented
this year include the Outstanding
Community Service Award and
the Outstanding Service to the
Section Award. Recipients of
these awards are not revealed
until the awards are presented.
Arrangements for the day have
been made by Mrs. Betty Kopel-
man. Luncheon donation is 6.
Mrs. Lois Tannen, 833-6131, is
accepting reservations.
Israel Awareness Week
Jeff Silverman and JHI Waserstein, USFstudents, eat falafel at
the Chabad House tent on campus during Israel Awareness
Week. Photo by Audrey Haubenstock
If-'i :*#*">.

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becoming concerned about the high*
cholesterol tnod habits <>t Americans. So .is
part of a total meal program tor your lamih
ask your doctor about Ma/ola Corn Oil. It
contains no cholesterol.
Recently, such a program was tested to
I reduce blood cholesterol. It included skim
milk, kan meats, pKntv ol Irnits and
vegetables, and \iazola purr corn oil.
Result: Mood cholesterol was reduced an
average of P percent. ( ouldn't vour familv
-< benefit from such a meal program? Ma/ola
suggests \ mi ask \ inir doctoi
leading brand
The complete report mentioned
above was pubiisnedin the "Journal
of The American Dietetic Amocm
lion" Volume 61 February hWJ
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Page 4
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 4,
Yom Haatzmaut
Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's 31st anniversary of
independence being celebrated this week, comes at a
glorious time. First, there is peace with Egypt.
Thirty-one years after the establishment of the
Jewish State, for the first time there is a genuine
treaJy of Peace between Israel and her most potent
Arab neighbor. No matter how disappointing the
threats are by the confrontation states, no matter
how murderous the terrorist attacks of the Pales-
tinian Liberation Organization, this fact of peace can
not be dampened.
Second. Yom Haatzmaut celebrates the
liberation of major Russian Prisoners of Conscience,
giving rise to the hope that others may soon follow,
and in addition, there is the welcome news that some
25,000 Soviet Jews will enter the United States by
next Sept. 30, fulfilling for the first time their lifelong
dreams of freedom.
Cloud on the Horizon
Still, these happy occasions, particularly the
Jewish exodus from the Soviet Union, are now
clouded by American diplomatic attempts to equate
the exodus with growing efforts to relax the trade
restrictions on the Soviet Union as defined by the
Jackson -Vanik Amendment.
The Soviet Union is not only an enemy of
Judaism and of the Jewish people. The Soviet Union
is an enemy of the State of Israel. Responding to the
latest American diplomacy, Sen. Henry M. Jackson,
in an address on Solidarity Sunday on Apr. 29 at Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza, said of the occasion that it is
"a reminder to the world that the struggle for free
emigration continues And a part of that struggle
revolves around the effort the Soviet Union and its
business partners here are making to wiggle out from
under the conditions of the Jackson Amendment."
What are those conditions? Simply: no credits
and no Most Favored Nation treatment to countries
that deny their citizens the right and the opportunity
to emigrate.
On Yom Haatzmaut that consideration is
primary, for 31 years of Israeli freedom and in-
dependence are predicated on precisely that right
the right of Jews to seek fulfillment of their spiritual
and cultural roots unmolested.
Florida's Federations Meet
There is no doubt about it. The rapid rate of
growth of the State of Florida is little short of
phenomenal. Time was when we thought of the
Jewish community as being situated in a complex
cluster along the southeastern shore of the state.
But a gathering in Orlando recently of the
executives and professionals of nine Jewish
federations throughout Florida, joined by their lay
leadership, indicates that as the state grows, so
grows the Jewish community.
Fact is, we can no longer speak of a single
Jewish community cluster. The nine federations at
the Orlando planning conference represented a whole
new series of growing Jewish communities ranging
from the southeast coast to the north and west of
What the federation leaders met to do was to
determine the need for a program of interchange of
ideas from all the communities involved on problems
common to all of them Jewish education, the aged,
youth, integration of Soviet Jews.
There is no doubt that this input can be of
benefit to all of the Jewish communities of Florida as
they meet the challenges of growth and the com-
plexities of a highly-detailed Jewish civic, philan-
thropic and traditional consciousness.
"Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
Business Office 3668 Henderaon Blvd..Tampa, Fla. SMoe
Telephone 8734470
Editor and Publisher Executive Editor Associate Editor
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Exploiting the POC Agony
Leo Mindlin's column
on Israel's China connec-
tion scheduled for pub-
lication this week will
appear here next week
ONE SHOULD have expected
some Soviet spectacular, what
with American congressmen
pouring all over the Red citadel
last week and making brave
noises about advancing trade
credits to the Russians beyond
the restrictions imposed upon
them by Jackson-Vanik.
Of all people. Rep. Vanik, him-
self, led the assault on his own
amendment, arguing for a
loosening of the prohibitions, and
so, as I say, one should have
expected something and not been
surprised when it occurred.
WHAT IT turned out to be
was a Carter-Brezhnev ploy for
support of SALT II. There was a
well-choreographed ballet, Soviet
style, waiting in the wings to be
y ^f <^
staged, and now we know what*
was: the freeing of five Soviet
dissidents in exchange for two
U.S.-convicted Russian thugs 1
sentenced to 60 years for spying
Everyone appears to believe
that the exchange was a fair one
It would be difficult to speculate
on whether it was or not why
Ginzburg and not, say,
Sharansky. The politics of the
choices should make for spec-
tacular PhD research someday.
But whether or not the ex-
change was a fair one is far less
significant (except clearly for
those directly involved) than the
diplomatic principle now being
crammed down our throats that
the exchange sui generis
facilitates the achievement of 1
new SALT agreement with the
THIS 18 a dangeroui
presumption. For the moment,
forget the human rights element
in the exchange. What is iti
In Corner A are two Russian
spies operating on American ao9tfa.
caught red-handed (so to speak/*"*
by American authorities.
In Corner B are five victims of
typical Soviet oppression, the
most eloquent of them,
Alexander Ginzburg, who quotes
from Thoreau's tract on the
doctrine of civil disobedience, the
inevitable criminality of the state
and the need of "an honest
human being (to) spend
time in prison" as a symbol o'yl [ man's struggle against the
criminality, its inevitability, and
the state's insouciant flirtation
with it.
The Soviets have not, to my
knowledge, denied the subversive
activities of their spies here. At
the same time, their "legal
processes" against the allege4,
criminal activity of the dissidents
speak for themselves as malig-
nant examples of their oppressive
rule. *J
RECKONED in these terms.
Continued on Page 9

Electronic Nudge
We Owe Our Awakening to 'Roots'
Friday, May 4, 1979
Volue 1
In the fierce battle for high
television ratings, the people who
measure the appeal of tube shows
have reported that only about
one hundred million Americans
viewed the second go-around of
Roots in February. This was a
drop of about one-third from the
all-time high for TV shows in
1977 when the sparkling Alex
Haley drama came marching into
our homes.
This time, with the showing of
Roots: The Next Generation,
including Author Haley's trek
back to the Gambia of Kunte
Kinte and his other revered
ancestors, the stunning produc-
tion faced much stronger com-
EVEN SO, a sizeable segment
of our countrymen stayed with
the show for a week of evenings.
With Henry Fonda, Ruby Dee,
Marlon Brando, James Earl
Jones, Ossie Davis, Olivia de
Havilland, and other seasoned
actors portraying the biography
of an upward-moving band of
Americans, television scored
much-needed points.
The 1977 production may not
have emancipated all skeptical
viewers from their jaundiced atti-
tudes, but it proved that our
nation was ready for this kind of
drama with no holds barred. Les-
sons learned from the 1977 exper-
ience seem to have inspired pro-
ducers to make an even stronger
impact in 1979. Those who were
not stirred perhaps lack gods
within their breasts.
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Number 5 ,
Wilensky, co-chairman: Nancy Luukv. mndml- and Sandy Pettier, co-chairman. Photo by Cnsries Mohn
If doubt lingers that we still
need this kind of explosive ap-
proach to the telling of the tragic
story of bigotry in the United
States, certain current goings-on
among deeply-committed haters
offer stunning evidence that the
fight against racial, religious, and
ethnic hatred is not entirely won.
CONSIDER A few selected
incidents: In Nashville, as the
Haley saga moves across the
screen, revealing a part of the in-
humanity prevailing in Tennes-
see not so many years ago, a
cross burning occurs in the door-
way of the NAACP office. In
Winston Salem, N.C., the Ku
Klux Klan insists on its right to
mount a display of the fruits of
white culture in the public
Klan regalia, masks and sheets
stare down at the onlookers,
mocking the truth of Roots. In
Queens, a youth is convicted of
criminal mischief and harassment
of black neighbors after he burns
a cross on the neighbors' lawn. In
Decatur, Ala., 150 robed klans-
men ride through the city waving
firearms immediately after an
ordinance forbidding such armed
hooliganism is passed at city hall.
In New Orleans, Klansmen try
the patience of that historic com
munity's first black mayor by
marching in traditional klan stylo
through the heart of the city.
bership run from four million a
the troubled 1920s to perhaps
8,000 today. A few of the masked
marchers cash in on anti-busing
passions; others show up to shin
honors and horrors with Amen
can Nazi Party rakehells and nil
fians when a Skokie march is pro-
jected. %
In the arenas of contend
Kleagle Robert Shelton's Unitd
Klan competes with Promot*
David Duke's Knights of the K
Klux Klan. The costumes are ne
and shiny; the chief objective*
old as greed itself acquiring
money via scurrilous preacn
ments and cross burnings.
In New York and Boston, net
coalitions to fight Klan po<*
have been formed recently M!
success attend them in the'
tiring and grim battle. Million*
may not be attracted to coabtiot
ranks, but they are with at
crusaders in spirit.
THESE are the Americans who
owe their awakening to such of
ratives as Alex Haley's flo"|
and still other Americans
rejoice over such notable eve*.
as the election of a new te*
liberal governors in five souta*'
states and the modern vM**T
over some forms of discr""
(nation in housing, educate
and employment.

Friday. May 4,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
April 27-29 the 1979 Federation "Young Leadership
Conference" was held in Orlando at the Sheraton Twin Towers
The participants enjoyed guest speakers, workshops, program
highlights, and the sabbath experience.
Among those who attended this conference from Tampa
were: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alter, Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zielonka, Dr.
and Mrs. Robert Goldstein, Dr. and Mrs. Norman Rosenthal,
Mr. and Mrs Roger Mock, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Eichberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Barry Elkin, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Kaufman, Dr. and
Mrs. Jeff Bisker, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Greenbaum, Joey Kir-
stein and Brian Abeles.
May 11 will be a very special Friday night for Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. First, at the Shabbat services a memorial,
established by the members of the congregation in memory of
their beloved Rabbi David L. Zielonka, will be dedicated. Rabbi
Zielonka served as Rabbi of Congregation Schaarai Zedek from
1930-1970 and as Rabbi Emeritus from 1970 until his death in
1977. The appropriate memorial decided upon was three win-
dows desined for the Temple foyer by prominent Tampa artist.
Joe Testa-Secca. The middle window, that of Mercy, will be the
official Zielonka Memorial.
Secondly, the Oneg Shabbat on this special Friday night
will be given by Rabbi and Mra. Frank Sundheim in honor of the
engagement of their son, Jon to Shelley Starr, of Dallas, Tex.
.!(in and Shelley plan a June 10 wedding at Congregation
Sheiirith Israel in Dallas.
Congratulations to Robin Feldman, daughter of Alan and
Sheila Feldman, who was named to the Dean's List at Auburn
Our heartiest congratulations to Bernard and Betty
Germaineon the birth of their 7 lb-2 oz. son, Mark Sol, who was
born April 17 at Women's Hospital. Betty is a busy, busy
mother with their three other children, Aaron, David, and
Michael, and Bernard is a doctor.
Getting away for a few days were Dr. and Mrs. Rick Lewis
who flew to San Francisco for three, days and then on to Los
Agnelesforanob. gyn. meeting.
Also traveling to Los Angeles were Dr. and Mrs. Gene Balis
und Dr. Don Mellman to attend a neurology meeting.
Priscilla Adelman, who is a travel agent with Hart Travel,
went on a short trip to Panama and to the new, resort Contadora
Island, with a group of travel agents. Priscilla was there to
inspect the hotels and visit the tourist attractions so that she
could speak more knowledgeably on these two places when
planning trips for her clients.
Mr. and Mra. Jeff Davidson and their children, Ian and
Janna were away recently for three days. First, they went to Ft.
Meyers where Jeff gave a speech to a banking association. Then
they traveled on to Miami to visit Jeff's grandfather, Abraham
Strauss and I^eah's grandmother, Sally Granek.
Congregation Kol Ami will be having a joint Sister-
hood Brotherhood installation dinner in June.
Being installed in the offices of the Brotherhood are: Mike
Eisenstadt, president: Mark Robinson, vice president: Sid
Besmertnik, recording secretary; David Cross, crorresponding
secretary; and Jerry Posner, treasurer.
Being installed in the offices of the Sisterhood are: Karen
Stillman, president: Harriet Cyment, vice president of
education: Laurie Besmertnik and Toni Schultz. vice presidents
of fund raising: Judy Gomperts and Claudia Valins, vice
presidents of programming; Sylvia Levy, vice president of
membership; Merri Robinson, recording secretary; Jeannette
Scott, corresponding secretary; Marilyn Barnes, financial
secretary; Gail Rosen, treasurer; and Abby Firestone,
Wednesday. May 2. the Rodeph Shalom Sisterhood held a
champagne brunch and designer fashion show at the synagogue.
It was difficult to tell which was better, the gourmet food or the
beautiful fashions from Robinsons Department Store, being
worn by professional models. The "Deborah Circle" of
Sisterhood, (circle leader Deborah Rutskin), was responsible for
the May program. Overall co-chairmen for the day were Karen
Linsky ana Arllne Verkauf. Also, Sisterhood members Rosalie
Cohen and Sharon Stein were in charge of the food, and Karen
Solomon was in charge of decorations.
The Rowdies better watch out here comes Toba
Greenbaum, daughter of Helen and Ben Greenbaum, and super
soccer player! Toba plays for the Black watch Soccer Club of
Temple Terrace, a team that consists of girls 14 years old and
under. A few weeks ago the team traveled to Miami to play in
the semi-finals, called the "Cup Game" and they won! Recently,
they returned to Miami to compete in the state championship
finals against a girls' team from Miami. At the end of the game
the score was 0-0, so they went into shootouts and the Black-
watch Club was victorious with a 4-3 score! Each team member
received a medal and the team received two trophies
Toba is an eighth grader at the Hillel School. In addition to
soccer, she enjoys horseback riding, swimming, and racquetball.
Obviously Toba is a real star athlete!
Cheers to the new officers of the Schaarai Zedek Men's
Club. At a May installation dinner at the Old Swiss House
Restaurant the following will take office: Bob Haas, president;
Marvin Wintner, vice president; Barry Elkin, corresponding
secretary; Bruce Goldstein, recording secretary; and Maury
Pressman, treasurer.
Jeremy Bornstein, son of Dr. and Mra. David Bornstein,
won top honors in the "Thoughts on the Holocaust" poetry
contest at Hillel Sehool, sponsored by the Tampa Jewish
Federation. The contest was for grades five through eight, and
Jeremy is in sixth grade.
Receiving honorable mention were Alan Barns, Helen Bryn,
Lee Tawil, Terry Williams, Belicia Efros, Manny Matalon, Amy
Solomon and Todd Jacobson.
Beginning this week I am adding a new section to my
column entitled "Meet Your Neighbor" ... At the bottom of
my column I will introduce you to a new Tampa family in each
issue so look for this weekly!
Meet Sidney and Doris Horn who moved to Tampa six
months ago from Long Island. There are three Horn children
18-year-old Vicki who is a tennis enthusiast, 16-year-old Alyssa
is veryactive in youth group and BBG, and 12-year-old Douglas
loves soccer. Sid is an investment broker with Paine, Webber,
Jackson, and Curtis, and Doris is a free-lance interior designer.
Just settling into their new home in Carrollwood Village, the
Horns said that they had three statements to make about their
first impressions of Tampa, "we love the outdoor, leisure living,
the people are so warm and friendly, and we'll never go back!"
Until next week .
Fares Poorly
The screening of the first part of
the NBC-TV film "Holocaust'' in
Holland Monday night drew a
generally negative reaction.
Many viewers complained
because their favorite programs
had been pre-empted. Others
suggested that the film would in-
crease rather than diminish anti-
Semitism and a few said they
were emotionally disturbed and
would rather not have seen it.
The Dutch broadcasting or-
ganization Tros reported about
500 telephone calls, fewer than
had been expected. The screening
lasted from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. It
was followed by a radio broadcast
of a panel discussion by experts
including Avraham Soetendorp
of the Liberal Jewish Congrega-
tion, Johann Van Der Leeuw of
The Netherlands State Institute
for War Documentation, a
psychiatrist and a social worker.
MANY CALLERS complained
that too much attention was
being given to the persecution of
Jews during the war which ended
34 years ago.
A number of viewers thought it
was unfair to concentrate on
German atrocities in light of the
atrocities committed by Amer-
icans in Vietnam and the Dutch
in the East Indies.
One caller, an Englishman
living in Holland, feared the
series would spark an ti -German
feelings at a time when coopera-
tion with West Germany was in
Europe's interest. But a woman
caller said the film would increase
anti-Semitism among the Dutch
population and suggested that
the series itself was "a cunning
anti-Semitic plot."
A 16-year-old boy said he and
his classmates had been joking
about the Holocaust, but after
seeing the fiml he realized it was
no joke.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 4,1979
Coming of Age
at a Chicago 6eli
Exclusive to The Jewish Floridian
While munching my salami-with-chicken-liver on rye at a
local deli, a thought occurred to me. "You know," 1 said to my
kids. "I was 18 years old before I ever stepped foot into a deli-
At that precise moment, the piped-in music stopped. My
declaration boomed throughout the length of the restaurant. I
felt self-conscious, like the time I told the kids I had grown up
without television.
"What did you do?" they had asked in the same hushed
tones one takes when talking to the critically ill or possibly
"1 listened to radio." I could tell from the look on their
faces that I spoke an alien language.
"But what did you do?" said one son, speaking slowly and
distinctly as you do to a foreigner who attempts your language.
"We listened we ahh we aat and listened."
They looked at one another and then carefully changed the
This time was no different. I knew they wouldn't let the
subject be.
"You never went to a deli before you were 18?" repeated one
daughter. (I think she is going to become a lawyer.) "What did
you do before that? What exactly did you eat?"'
I squinted, trying to recall my eating habits of 20 plus years
"You did eat," stated my Perry Mason in flat tones worthy
of any network show.
"Of course," I said, irritated at her manner. "I just didn't
go to any delis." I faltered under her unblinking gaze. "We
didn't have any in the little town where 1 grew up." I started to
add. "We were very poor," but I didn't.
- "What was it like?" asked the little one, always ready for a
story. "I mean, when you finally stepped foot in a deli."
That was my cue and the smells and sounds returned
to me as vividly as they had on that first encounter. It
had been love at first sight. My classmates at Northwestern
University had been as appalled as my children were now to
learn of my deprived childhood. But they sought to rectify it at
once. They dragged me to the "El" and we rode from Evanston
to Cedar Street in Chicago.
"This," said my mentor proudly, "is Ashkenaz, a delicates-
sen magnifique!"
"It's home," mumbled someone from Shaker Heights.
The aroma of dill hit me first and I almost tripped over a
giant vat filled with small cucumbers. "These are Kosher Dills,"
said my teacher. "Repeat after me. 'Kosher Dills.'
I intoned the liturgy. This was one language course I was
going to enjoy.
"Look where you're going already!" shouted a buxom
woman with the brightest red hair I had ever seen. Her fingers
glittered with diamonds as she manipulated a giant tray filled
with rolled up pancakes covered with whipping cream.
"Blintzes," cooed my mentor. "With sour cream."
"We'll start slow." said the girl from Shaker Heights. "You
can O.D. on this stuff. We don't want any traumas."
"What do they taste like?" I asked, but she ignored me.
"Miss." said my mentor to the waitress. "Can you take our
"Can I take it?" said Miss Red Head chomping her chewing
gum. "Of course I can take it. You think I'm standing here
waiting for the Jack Paar show?"
To my amazement, no one seemed upset by her remarks.
They peered over the giant menu "Well have bagel, cream
cheese and lox" Before I could ask why they needed locks
they continued. "Bring her some latkes, gefilte fish ..."
"Don't forget kugel, knishes and knaidlach." said Shaker
It sounded like a new singing group tome. In fact. I offered
to see if they had a song on the juke box but everyone ignored
Someone handed me a Kosher Dill. I took a bite, my mouth
watering. It crunched. What an assortment of textures there
was. The crisp firm, yet somewhat bumpy outside hid the sur-
prise of chewy seeds inside and the lingering flavor of dill and
vinegar always that marvelous smell and taste of dill. We
sat there munching dill pickles until Miss Red Head returned
with a tray piled high with white sour cream and cream cheese
delights. We ate and ate until we all had "deli-aches."
With the steadfastness of serious college students, we
methodically worked our wav down one side of the huge menu,
then down the other, and finally devoured the desserts listed on
the back. It took four years to complete my course in deli-
delights because we kept going back to some of our favorites for
a "refresher course."
I graduated eventually although I've been back to Chi-
cago, I've never returned to Ashkenaz. Yet the pungent smell of
dill still is more sweet to me than any perfume. (I'm thinking of
bottling a Jewish furniture polish and calling it "Dill Wax").
Like Proust and his "madeleine" dipped in tea in Swann's Way,
smells do bring back remembrances of things past. I'll always
remember how I came of age at "Ashkies."
Elaine Fantle Shimberg, the co-author of a non-fiction book
concerning women in their "middle age*," has had free-lance
articles published in several magazines. She is co-author of "29
Ways to Create Your Own Job" in the April issue of Glamour.
and hosts the local monthly television series "Women's Point of
View." She lives in Tampa, is married and has five children.
Congregation Kol Ami Re-elects Col. Fox
VUI151V5MHV11 ,.We to 9ta m the
Congregation Kol Ami elected
officers to lead the congregation
for the next two years at its
meeting April 22. Lt. Col. Allan
Fox, chief of aero-space physio-
logy at MacDill Air Force Base
who has served as president for
the past year, was re-elected.
Serving with Fox until 1981
will be vice president, Dr. Steve
Schimmel; treasurer, Mrs.
Michael Eisenstadt: recording
secretary, Mrs. Max Zalkin;
corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Bill Barnes; trustees, Mrs. David
Cross, Bill Kalish, Skip Ruffkess,
Larry Schultz, Dr. Helene Silver-
man and David Zohar.
There are also three ex-officio
members of the board: Dr. David
Cross, who served as the original
president of JANT (Jewish As-
sociation of North Tampa); Mrs.
Arnold Stillman, Sisterhood
president and Mike Eisenstadt,
Men's Club president.
At a dinner to be held on June
10 the officers will be formally
installed although their terms
began at the conclusion of the
election meeting.
Lt. Col. Fox, Kol Ami's con-
tinuing president, is not a
stranger to Jewish leadership.
During mis military career, which
began upon graduation from New
Allan Fox
York University with a BS in
marketing management, he has
often served as Jewish lay leader
at many of the bases on which he
has served. This AFROTC
graduate was even president of
B'nai B'rith in Japan.
He and his wife Ronna, from
Quitman, Ga., moved to Tampa
in April of 1978 to start a three
year tour at MacDill Air Base.
"We plan to stay in the area,'
said Col. Fox, "and maybe I'll be
lucky enough to be able to be sta-
tioned here until I retire. But*
however it works out, we plan to
remain in the Tampa Bay area."
The Foxes have two children, 1
Tammy, a student at Webb
Junior High, and Jeffrey, a stu-
dent at Mogan Woods Elemen-
tary School.
Following the completion of his
pilot training at Moody Air Force
Base, Col. Fox was stationed in
California. He received a Master
of Public Administration degree
from Golden Gate University. He
also served as a combat pilot in
Vietnam for one year. Other
bases at which Col. Fox has
served include Big Spring, Tex.,
Okinawa, Japan and Valdosta,
Being an Eagle Scout, he has a
deep love for Boy Scout work and
currently is a unit commissioner
of the Boy Scouts. For the past
two years he was scoutmaster of'
a troop of retarded Boy Scouts.
Col. Fox holds two Dis-
tinguished Flying Crosses and
has been nominated for Out-
standing Young Man in America.
Last yearjje was nominated for
Outstanding Military Citizen of
the year for Tampa.
90 Years for Jewish Movement
W ^/%m^ ..v w ___ monl tiiii not. rerr
The Reform rabbinate is now
entering the 90th year of its
existence. The event was marked
at the 90th annual convention of
the Central Conference of Ameri-
can Rabbis with more than 500
Reform rabbis from all over the
country attending.
Ninety years is a long period of
time in the life of an organization.
During that period, the Reform
movement has undergone quite a
number of basic changes in its
philosophy. Originally based on
the concept that Judaism is a
religion of universal values, not a
nationality declared so in its
Pittsburgh Platform of 1885 -
the Reform movement has gone a
long way from anti-Zionism and
from turning its back to all
aspects of Jewish secular and
national culture which it con-
sidered as being too parochial
and separatist.
TODAY, the blunt statement,
"No return to Palestine is ex-
pected, nor the reinstitution there
of a Jewish State" adopted as
one of the major principles laid
down at the Pittsburgh Confer-
ence is obsolete. It was made
obsolete by the march of history.
The years when Rabbi Stephen S.
Wise. Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver
and a few other eminent Reform
rabbis were fighting in the ranks
of the Reform rabbinate against
anti-Zionism and for Jewish
nationalism ended during the
Hitler era; the Nazi terrorism
against Jews in Europe shocked
all American Jews, without dis-
tinction, into a state of painful
awareness of the common destiny
of the Jewish people.
Contrary to the anti-Zionist
Pittsburgh Platform, the Colum-
bus Platform adopted at the
conference of the Reform move-
ment in 1937, urged all Jews to
participate in the rebuilding of
Palestine. The Columbus Plat-
form brought also other basic
changes in the original philo-
sophy of the Reform movement.
It urged, rather than dis-
couraged, a greater emphasis on
Hebrew and on traditional
customs and ceremonies.
Today the Reform movement,
with the exception of the small
group of the nearly defunct
American Council for Judaism,
fully supports the State of Israel.
IT STILL emphasizes the
prophetic ideals of the Bible as
against the precepts and regula-
tions of the Talmud, and is openly
against some Mosaic legislation;
but on the other hand, it has
made big steps toward more
tradition. Rather than moving
has reactivated some of them.
For decades the Reform move
ment did not recognize Purim as
a holiday and did not celebrate it.
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood to Meet
New officers of Schaarai Zedek
Sisterhood will be installed at the
luncheon meeting at noon Mon-
Mary Rothenberg
day May 7. Rabbi Frank N.
Sundheim will formally install
1 lie slate headed by president,
Mary Sue Rothenberg.
Also to be installed for a two
vear term are vice presidents
Bobbie Taub. Golda Brunhild
and Leslie Osterweil; recording
secretary, Lili Kaufmann; cor-
responding secretary, Janet
Kass; treasurer, Lil Weinberg;
assistant treasurer, Sylvia
Bondi; financial secretary, Kileen
Baumgarten; parliamentarian,
Miriam Marcus; Temple
trustees, Mary Sue Rothenberg
and Kay Jacobs; and Nominat-
ing Committee Donna Cutler,
Kay Jacobs, Judy Rosenkranz,
Audrey Shine and Barbara Wal-
Rodeph Sholom
Art Auction Slated
On May 26, Congregation
Rodeph Sholom will again
present an evening of wine,
cheese, art, and the professional
auctioneering voice of Jay
The event will be in the llodeph
Sholom Social Hall.
away from the traditional form of
religious rites and ceremonies, it
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Page 7
LeVine Nordlinger
The engagement of EUyne LeVine to Arthur
Nordlinger has been announced by their parents
Francine and Bruce LeVine of Tampa and Toby
and Richard Nordlinger of Englewood, N.J.
Ellyne is the granddaughter of Mrs. Eva
Linsky of Tampa and Dr. and Mrs. Howard
LeVine of Chicago. Arthur is the grandson of
Mrs. Freida Greenspan of Hurleyville, N.Y.
A graduate of Northwestern, Ellyne has been
working in Chicago as an insurance underwriter.
Arthur, also a graduate of Northwestern in elec-
trical engineering, will be an engineer for the
Newport News Shipyard and Drydock Company.
The wedding will be Dec. 16 at Rodeph Sholom
EUyne Le Vine and A rthur Nordlinger
Brezhnev Pardons Five Prisoners
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In an unprecedented action,
Soviet President Leonid Brezh-
nev personally pardoned five
Jewish Prisoners of Conscience
(POCs) and had them released
from prison, according to in-
formation obtained by the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry (NCSJ). The NCSJ
learned in a telephone conversa-
tion with Wulf Zalmanson and
Anatoly Altman in Riga that
Arieh Khnokh, Hillel Butman
and Boris Penson were released
from their labor camps and
prisons after Brezhnev signed the
pardoning order.
They were arrested in June
1970 and sentenced to 10-year
terms, due to expire in June 1980.
Although pardons are normally
given after a prisoner admits
guilt, none of these prisoners
admitted culpability in any of the
crimes for which they were con-
victed. It has long been asserted
by Jewish activists in the Soviet
Union that they were actually
persecuted for their desire to emi-
grate to Israel.
According to the Conference,
Zalmanson, Penson and Khnokh
already have exit visas while Alt-
man and Butman will be apply-
ing. The five men were informed
that they were to leave the Soviet
Union for Israel by April 30.
In a recent analysis of the
Soviet Union's new Condi'.ional-
Parole Act, the Soviet Jewry Re-
search Bureau, an affiliate of the
NCSJ, determined that while
many Jewish POCs would be
eligible for early release under its
terms, none of the men just
released would in fact have quali-
Eugene Gold, chairman of the
NCSJ, said of the early release,
"This is the first positive sign we
have seen regarding the pri-
soners. For years we have in-
sisted that the only real crime of
the Jewish POCs has been their
struggle to emigrate to Israel.
While Soviet authorities have in
the last six months allowed more
people to emigrate than in pre-
vious years, they had shown no
signs of a change in other im-
portant areas of concern to Jews
in the Soviet Union."
"I have met the relatives of all
of these people here and in
Israel," continued Gold, "and I
am overjoyed for them at the
good news. Equally significant,
the Soviet Union has made a ges-
ture with the release of these five
brave men, as well as the release
of some hard-core refuseniks in
recent weeks. We will have to see
whether this is a continuing trend
or a momentary shift."
All of the five POCs were con-
victed of treason and other asso-
ciated charges in connection with
an alleged plan to steak a Soviet
airliner and fly to Sweden. Alt-
man, Khnokh and Penson were
convicted in the "First Leningrad
Trial," December 1970; Zalman-
son was convicted in a military
tribunal, January 1971; and
Butman was convicted in the
"Second Leningrad Trial," May
Help Is Needed Now
Dear Friends of the Jewish Community of Tampa,
You have been very generous and helpful to the Russian
Resettlement program through your many donations of goods
and services. Your generosity and that of the Tampa Jewish
Federation has enabled us to resettle seven families over the
past three years.
If you have been following the news, you are aware that the
Russian government is currently releasing great numbers of
Jews. The number in Rome awaiting U.S. visas has climbed to
an overwhelming 10,000 people. Just last week Atty. Gen.
Griffin Bell released 17,000 parole visas to HIAS. What this
means is that HIAS is now moving people out of the terrible
conditions in Rome as quickly as possible.
We have already resettled one family this year ana are
expecting five more families in 1979. Although we had hoped to
wait a few weeks before welcoming more new families, we must
cooperate with HIAS's effort and take the families we have
accepted as quickly as possible. The first couple could be here in
a matter of days! We, therefore, urgently need household items
for supplying and furnishing apartments for these immigrants.
Please examine the inventory checklist below to determine
what you might be able to donate to the resettlement effort.
Then return this form as soon as possible to the Tampa Jewish
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Yom Haatzmaut
31st Anniversary Highlights the Throes of Peace
As with one's own birthdays,
as time passes, the anniversaries
of Israel's independence seem to
succeed one another with ever
swifter speed. We have barely
finished celebrating our thirtieth
year and already we are on the
threshold of our 32nd.
This year's anniversary finds
Israel in the throes of peace
peace with Egypt alone, but only
as part of the "global" peace on
which Egypt insists, and which is
as far away as ever. It is not
certain that the negotiations
really had to be as long and as
complicated as they turned out to
We have, however, to face
facts, and there is no point in
analyzing, regretfully, the
various "might-have-beens" of
the winter of 1977-78.
Each new stage in the nego-
tiations raised new question
marks and new problems. They
would doubtless have arisen any-
way in the course of time, but
how much more easily they could
have been resolved against the
background of a peace treaty
already signed and in process of
implmentation! There would
have been a relationship of trust
and common interest, instead of
the suspicion born of long drawn
out haggling and insistence on
every comma.
ABOVE ALL, peace between
Egypt and Israel concluded 15
months or even a year ago would
have meant the end of the PLO as
a political force. Terrorism might
have continued for a while or
even been stepped up, but
politically it would have been
As things are, the PLO has
been given a new lease of life,
after it had itself despaired of the
future, and it has made the best
use of this gift bestowed on it by
the procrastinations of others.
Had peace been made between
Israel and Egypt, there would
have been no Arafat to rush into
Khomeini's embrace at Teheran.
Israel, all the same, has been
negotiating from strength. It is
useful to remind ourselves how
painfully weak she was in the
War of Independence 31 years
ago, even after she had defeated
the invading Arab armies. (Her
victory had cost her as many
fatal casualties as she was to
suffer in all the succeeding wars
Landmark view of the Knesset as seen through the famous
giant menorah, symbol of the Jewish State.
put together .) There were times
when she was down to a bare 48-
hour reserve of flour and of oil.
Her first application for UN
membership, in November 1948,
was refused. For all Israel's vul-
nerability today, it is as nothing
compared with her fragile
political state in those days.
IT HAS become fashionable to
speak of an "erosion" in U.S.
support for Israel these past few
years, but memories are pro-
verbially short. The recent pub-
lication of State Department
documents has shown to what
fierce American pressures Israel
was subjected even while she
was negotiating the armistice
with Egypt at Rhodes and trying
to achieve a settlement with all
the Arab states (President
Sadat's "global" peace) at
John Foster Dulles was the
first U.S. Secretary of State to
visit Israel: this was in 1953.
There was no further visit until
William Rogers came in 1971, to
be succeeded later, and at
frequent intervals, by Henry Kis-
singer and Cyrus Vance. There
was one bask change in those 18
Dulles had come to explain
why Israel could not be in-
tegrated into the American
scheme of things for the area (the
ill-fated "Middle East Defense
Command" of which he
dreamed). Rogers, Kissinger and
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Vance kept coming for the
precisely opposite purpose to
try to bring out a settlement be-
tween Israel and her neighbors.
IN HER early days, Israel was
scarcely a factor to be reckoned
with, and many doubted her
permanence. Today no Middle
Eastern settlement is thinkable
without her. It is not for nothing
that she is attacked and vilified
by the Soviet Union.
Yet it is by no means certain
that Israel herself understands
how much stronger she could be
even now if her internal situation
were more stable. It is being
realized that her political system,
based on elections by pro-
portional representation, is a
grave source of weakness.
Inevitably this has inter-
national repercussions, since
government is impossible
without party-political bar-
gaining usually on points
which have nothing to do with
her external relations. Her
political parties, inescapably,
keep splitting into smaller and
smaller groups, and this makes
coherent effort on the inter-
national scene more and more
Administratively, too, Israel is
not what she was. The very
instruments of government grow
less and less efficient: it is
enough to contrast her Foreign
Ministry today with what it used
to be in the initiation and
execution of the country's foreign
AS TIME has passed, immi-
gration has lost more and more of
its glamor. Yet a high im-
migration rate would be an
essential contribution to Israel's
strength and international
standing. For years now the
Government and Jewish Agency
have been at loggerheads about
which of the two is to handle im-
migration, and the issue is still
The result has been that im-
migration itself, and the im-
migrants, have suffered but
how many are there who under-
stand that this is not merely a
domestic issue? It is, as things
stand now, a needless sapping of
Israel's strength.
In another sphere, but
similarly, relations between Jews
and Arabs the Arab citizens of
Israel have deteriorated. As
the Arab population has grown
(and today it numbers hardly less
than half a million), tensions
have grown too in particular
since the Six-Day War threw
open the borders into the West
Bank, Gaza and Jordan itself.
There is perhaps no reason to
fear yet the rise of an Arab "fifth
column" within Israeli society,
but if this is to be averted, the
whole issue of local Jewish-Arab
relations will have to be handled
far differently from the way in
which it has been so far. Israeli
Arabs naturally view the PLO, or
at least some of its basic aims,
with sympathy and under-
standing: the "Palestinian"
cause is becoming theirs. There is
a serious source here of Israel's
weakening on the international
front, especially vis-a-vis the
Arab states, with whom this
must make it ever harder to reach
acceptable agreement.
ISRAEL'S relations with the
rest of the world are patchy.
There are now strong economic
ties with Europe, both bilaterally
and through the European Eco-
nomic Community, but
politically the links are fragile.
On important issues at the UN,
most European countries,
subjected as they are to Arab
pressures, will in general at the
most abstain regardless of the
merits of the case.
In the General Assembly,
somewhere between two-thirds
and five-sixths of the delegations
will invariably vote with the
Arabs, and in the power realities
of our time it is hard for
European countries to do the
If peace becomes a fact, and
the treaty between Israel and
Egypt is implemented in good
faith, this new year of Israel's
independence will mark a tur-
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spies have gone home, and
dissidents have been
kpped of their citizenship, freed
political imprisonment and
litted to enter the United
f,tes. The spies have been wel-
ded back in Moscow like
es, and, from their point of
the dissidents have been
. scurrying like traitorous
las anything changed in the
iario of this skillful Soviet
Bsichory except for the seven
lividuals involved? It would be
ficult to believe that the
nets will give up their spying
livities among us. Neither is it
|ceivable that they will change
oppressive social order at
Then why are we being fed a
diplomatic line of pro-Mus-
yite propaganda that the
change should facilitate SALT
3NE MUST not forget that
Helsinki Accords were meant
facilitate SALT I. Yet, by
77, half of the members of the
Blsinki watch group originally
anized by Yuri Orlov, in-
cluding Anatoly Sharansky who
still languishes in a Soviet prison,
were arrested by Soviet
If one needs documentation
that the Soviets sign agreements
as it suits their needs, and then
break them as it suits their needs,
here it is in flaming technicolor.
Assuming SALT II has been
"facilitated" and signed, what
atrocities equivalent to the
wholesale arrest of the Orlov
watch group are we to expect as
The point here is that right
now the Soviets are smarting
under the Most Favored Nation
trade restrictions imposed upon
them by Jackson-Vanik re-
strictions engineered in the wake
of the Soviet Helsinki violations.
THE LITTLE ballet to which
we have just been treated is
designed to loosen these restric-
tions and to make us feel more
expansive about SALT II. In
essence, the prisoner exchange
was a little Helsinki entr'acte for
our divertissement. People who
dance can't be all that bad. Just
think of it as a bit of cultural
But there can be no doubt that
Alexander Ginzburg doesn't
think of it that way. Neither does
his best brooding friend,
Alexander Solzhenitayn, hiding
out in Vermont from a world that
horrifies him.
On June 8, 1978, in a com-
mencement address at Harvard
University, Solzhenitayn angered
the nation by some frank com-
ments about the west generally
and the United States
Item: the constant
desire to have still more things
and a still better life and the
struggle to obtain them imprints
many Western faces with worry
and even depression (it) .
permeates all human thoughts
without opening a way to free
spiritual development."
9 Item: "... physical
splendor, happiness, possession
of material goods, money and
leisure who should now
renounce all this, why and for
what should one risk one's
precious life in defense of com-
Historic Moment
aeli Ship Wends Way Through Suez Canal
mon values? And particularly in
such nebulous cases when the
security of one's nation must be
defended in a distant country?"
Item: ". the most cruel
mistake occurred with the failure
to understand the Vietnam war
. members of the U.S. anti-war
movement wound up being in-
volved in the betrayal of Far
Eastern nations, in a genocide
and in the suffering today im-
posed on 30 million people there."
i Item: "The American intel-
ligentsia lost its nerve, and as a
consequence thereof danger has
come much closer to the United
States. But there is no awareness
of this."
f Item: "Your shortsighted
politicians who signed the hasty
Vietnam capitulation seemingly
gave America a carefree
breathing pause; however, a
hundredfold Vietnams now loom
over you."
Item: "In our Eastern
countries, Communism has
suffered a complete ideological
defeat; it is zero and less than
zero. But Western intellectuals
still look at it with interest and
empathy, and this is precisely
what makes it so immensely
difficult for the West to with-
stand the East."
WHAT A devastating indict-
ment of our blindness or, what is
worse, our cupidity! No wonder,
when in his address, Solzhenitayn
forced us to see ourselves as only
a victim of Soviet brutality can
see us, so many Americans
reacted so violently against him.
But Solzhenitayn spoke no
more harshly of us, of our crude
materialism, our rampant im-
he freighter Ashdod, owned by
hi' Zim Lines, made history
londay. She became the first
Brael-flag vessel ever to navigate
lie Suez Canal, thus formally
iding Egypt's ban on Israeli
lipping that began when the
ewish State was founded 31
ears ago.
The Ashdod, commanded by
(apt. Karal Mendelowitz and
rrying a 22-man Israeli crew,
dtered the 103-mile-long water-
bray at 6 a.m. local time, part of a
-ship international convoy
)und north from the Red Sea to
ne Mediterranean. She was due
it Port Said Sunday night and to
lock at her home port, Haifa,
THE PASSAGE through the
?anal was both routine and
icceptionaL There were no
Special ceremonies to mark the
casion. But the gray-hulled
Israeli motorship was escorted by
Egyptian patrol boats provided
Jy the Suez Canal authority as a
curity measure, but also as a
sort of honor guard.
Earlier, when the vessel ap-
proached Port Tewfik near the
Canal's southern entrance, she
ounded blasts on her horn and
fas cheered by Egyptian dock-
The Ashdod rode high on the
water for she carried only ballast.
I Her containerized cargo, mainly
from South Africa, had been dis-
charged a week ago at Eilat. Zim
[had intended to sail her directly
[through the Canal which was
officially opened to Israeli vessels
under the terms of the Israeli-
lEgyptian peace treaty signed on
BUT THE Canal authorities
[refused to grant her clearance,
[apparently for inter-Arab
[political reasons and the fact she
| was carrying goods from South
Africa, a country boycotted by
| Egypt for its apartheid policies.
But with the ship emptied and
[the Israeli-Egyptian treaty
[formally put into effect last
[Wednesday, all barriers were
TWmoved. When Capt. Mendelo-
witz contacted the Canal author-
ities at Alexandria, he received a
warm message welcoming the
ship and her crew to Egyptian
territorial waters "in the name of
Traversing the length of the
Canal occupies a full day as ships
must proceed slowly through the
narrow, brackish waters bounded
by desert on both sides.
AN EGYPTIAN Canal pilot,
Capt. Mohammed Nur Mackawi,
was on the bridge with Capt.
Mendelowitz, relaying orders to
the helmsman and engine room.
Were it not for the blue-and-white
Star of David flag flying from her
mast alongside the Egyptian
colors, she would appear to the
untrained eye to be just another
freighter, hardly distinguishable
from the rest of the convoy of
cargo carriers and tankers flying
the flags of Britain, France,
Yugoslavia, Kuwait, Saudi
Arabia and the Soviet Union.
Only one other Israel vessel
ever approached the Suez Canal.
In 1954, the freighter Bat Galim
attempted to make a test case for
Israel's right to passage which
was supposedly guaranteed by
international law. She was seized
at Port Said, and her crew was
arrested. They were released
several months, later.
Canadian Candidate Would
Move Embassy to Jerusalem
Clark, leader of the Progressive-
Conservative Party, said that if
he becomes Prime Minister after
next month's election, he would
move the Canadian Embassy in
Israel from Tel Aviv 4 Jeru-
Clark made his statement in
Toronto just before he met with
leaders of the Canada-Israel
Committee. Clark, leader of
Canada's main opposition party,
hopes to unseat the 11-year-old
Liberal Party government of
Prime Minister Pierre Elliott
Trudeau in the election.
"WHILE IN Israel last Jan-
uary, I told Prime Minister
(Menachem) Begin that I did not
want Canada to make any
changes in policy or practice
which might have complicated
the Egyptian-Israeli peace nego-
tiations," Clark said.
He said that now that the
peace agreement has been
achieved, Canada can "take posi-
tive initiatives in the Middle
East. One such initiative would
be the recognition of Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel with free
access to its holy places provided
to all faiths."
He said as "a symbol of this
recognition" he "would be pre-
pared" to move the Canadian
Embassy "to the western part of
was not taking sides in Arab-
Israeli negotiations on the West
Bank, the Palestinians or in
efforts to seek a comprehensive
peace agreement in the Middle
East, but only recognizing
Israel's political and adminis-
trative control of the city. "Jeru-
salem has always been the capital
of the Jewish people and the
Jewish spirit," he said.
morality, than did Henry David
Thoreau better than a century
ago, whom Ginzburg quoted on
his arrival here last weekend.
Thoreau'8 act of civil dis-
obedience was against an
American government whose war
upon the Mexican Indians in
1848 he held to be immoral. In
refusing to pay taxes to support
that war, he wound up in prison.
It is hence not necessarily true
that Alexander Ginzburg's
reference to the need to spend
time in prison as an expression of
rebellion against the criminal
state was entirely to the Soviet
LIKE HIS friend Sol-
zhenitayn, like his philosophical
hero Thoreau, he may have had
America itself in mind.
For those of our leaders who
consider the exchange of
prisoners as an act of facilitation
toward the achievement of SALT
II are themselves criminal in
their negligence to understand
i the subversive Soviet mind. That
is what Sobhenitsyn meant
when, at Harvard, he declared
that "The split in the world is
less terrible than the similarity of
the disease plaguing its main
Or else, as Solzhenitsyn says,
they contribute to the "similarity
of the disease plaguing" both us
and the Soviet Union.
The bul of goods they are
attempting to sell us on SALT II
is a bill from which mercantile
America will make great profit.
But surely, their distortions of
the truth characterizing East-
West realpolitik must imprison
all our souls.
Senior Citizens9 Activities
The Senior Citizen Project at
the Jewish Community Center is
sponsoring a field trip to Disney
World on Friday. May 11.
Tickets are on sale at the JCC
office for $11, which includes
transportation and entrance into
Disney World with a complete
ticket book. The bus will leave
the JCC at 9 a.m. For persons 60
and older, who do not walk long
distances, wheelchairs, are
provided at Disney World for a
$1 rental fee.
"The Older Eye: What You
Should Know", a special one-
hour program open to all persons
60 snd older, will be held Tues-
day, May 8, at 10 a.m. in the
Jewish Community Center
Part of a series on senior
health, sponsored by the JCC
Senior Citizens Project, the pro-
gram is free, though donations
are always welcome. The Senior
Citizen Project is funded by Title
III of the Older Americans Act,
made possible by Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council and
the Hillsborough County Office
on Aging.
The Florida Society for the
Prevention on Blindness Staff
has designed the program, which
will examine the issues in visual
All Senior Citizens interested
in seeing Wit's End at Bartke's
Dinner Theater, purchase your
tickets now at the Jewish Com-,
munity Center office. Tickets are
on sale for $8.75 which includes
transportation, the play, buffet,
lunch, tax and gratuities.
Wednesday, May 9, is the day.
The bus will leave the JCC
parking lot at 11:45 a.m.
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Bar Mitzvahs are rarely held openly in the USSR, and two a week apart are even more
unusual. In a photo obtained by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, 13-yeat^old Mosco-
vite David Shwartzman (right) and his refusenik parents, Anatoly and Eugenia, have invited
Baruch Begun (left) for a joint Bar Mitzvah celebration, since Baruch's father, Joseph, has
been banished to Siberia for teaching Hebrew.
Justice Dep't. Budgets for Inquiries
The National Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council has hailed the Justice Depart-
ment's decision to expend the full $2,052 million
authorized by Congress for the investigation and
trials of Nazi war criminals living in the United
States as "a welcome and concrete step to bolster
the assurances given us that Nazi war criminal
cases would be expedited as soon as possible."
Its Subcommittee on Unprosecuted Nazis,
after numerous meetings in Washington, last
week charged the Justice Department and the
INS with "defying the will and intent of Congress
by withholding funds allocated for speeding up
the investigations and trials."
Jacqueline K. Levine, chair of the NJCRAC
Subcommittee, had pointed out that only
$900,000 of the $2,052 million authorized had
been given to the Special Litigation Unit, thus
crippling its operation.
At a hearing before Representative Elizabeth
Holtzman, chairwoman of the House Subcommit-
tee on Immigration, Refugees and International
Law, Deputy Attorney General Egan agreed to
allot the full $2,052 million for the fiscal year
On the eve of Rep. Charles Vanik's (D., Ohio)
visit to the USSR with a Congressional dele-
gation, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
and Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
obtained an open appeal to him by top Moscow
Jewish activist Prof. Alexander Lerner declaring
that "there is no ground for seeing any liberal-
ization" in the Kremlin's emigration policy. Cong.
Vanik is the co-author of the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, which links trade credits to the
USSR and other communist countries with a freer
process of emigration.
Dr. Lerner said that the current "supposition of
an improvement in the issue of emigration is
based on the bare fact that the number of Jews
allowed to leave the Soviet Union in 1978 was
higher than the previous year's figure. However,
such an assessment made without any compar-
ison between the number of permissions granted
and the number of people who are desirious of
leaving is absolutely incorrect."
Though nearly 30,000 Jews exited the USSR in
1978, "close to 200,000 that same year asked for
invitations, without which one cannot apply to
emigrate, signifying that no less than another
170,000 Jews have decided to leave.''
week named Bolivia. Portugal and Zambia to
serve on the Commission.
The very day the resolution was adopted by a
vote of 12 in favor, none against, with three
abstentions Britain, Norway and the U.S.
Israel informed the world organization that it
would not allow the Commission to enter the
territories, and would not cooperate with it, on
the grounds that the body had been set up "with
the aim of subverting the ongoing peace process
in the Middle East."
The American Jewish Committee has an-
nounced the establishment of the Nathan Apple-
man Institute for the Advancement of Christian-
Jewis Understanding, which will expand the
Committee's innovative work in the interreligious
field and develop greater sensitivity by leaders of
the two faiths on interreligious issues.
The Institute is named for the honorary vice
president of the American Jewish Committee,
who has long played c leading role in the agency's
efforts to combat prejudice and build under-
standing between peoples of different faiths, races
and ethnic backgrounds.
Appleman, a native of Oklahoma, is a prom-
inent figure in the petroleum industry, as well as
in philanthropic and communal agencies in New
York and in Palm Beach.
Deborah, a new women's group aimed at in-
creasing the participation of women in Jewish
communal affairs, was launched in Amsterdam
just before the Passover holidays by members of
the Netherlands Ashkenazic Congregation. Re-
portedly, it has already attracted a substantial
number of members.
B'nai B'rith International has announced the
appointment of Daniel Mann as director of its
Israel Commission.
Dr. Daniel Thursz, executive vice president of
B'nai B'rith, said in making the announcement
that Mann will assume his new post July 15.
Mann is currently executive director of the
Jewish Community Council of Greater Washing-
ton, the central representative body and com-
munity relations agency of the organized Jewish
community in the national capital area.
Acting upon a resolution recently adopted by
the Security Council which called for the estab-
lishment of a three-member Commission to
"examine the situation relating to settlements in'
the occupied Arab territories since 1967, includ-
ing Jerusalem," the President of the Council this!
The B'nai B'rith Youth Organization has been
awarded a grant of $20,000 by the Northrop
Corporation to fund a program of in-service
training of the agency's professional staff.
The program will focus on new ways to meet
the needs of teen-agers in the 1980s.
Dr. Disney Clearfield, international director of
BBYO, said the grant will allow BBYO to
augment its own experts by bringing in outstand-
ing authorities to demonstrate and teach the
latest techniques in guiding and working with
adolescents, in preventive approaches to drug,
.narijuana and alcohol abuse and in training
volunteers as advisors to the organization's 1,200
Uganda and Tanzania became last-minute
participants in the ninth Jerusalem International
Book Fair which opened there officially. Some 55
countries are participating in the fair, which is
considered the second largest in the world, second
only to the Frankfurt fair. Seven kilometers of
bookstalls are showing the works of 1,200 pub-
lishing houses to the Israeli public during the
week-long fair.
The Ugandan and Tanzanian participation
came after Edwin Wainaina, executive director of
Kenya's East African Publishing House, told fair
organizers that he also represented publishers
from the two countries. The books are mainly in
English and Swahili.
'Market' Interest Rates
To Prevail for Loans
Indications in Congress were that
the Carter Administration's
proviso for "market" rates of
interest will prevails for the
coming fiscal year on the loans
earmarked for Israel and Egypt
arising from their peace treaty.
The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee voted out the $4.8 bil-
lion special economic assistance
measure by a vote of 10-1 and
sent it to the Senate floor with
recommendations for recon-
sideration next year of the inter-
est rate and calling on European
nations and Japan to support the
two Middle East countries. Sen.
Jesse Helms (R., N.Y.) alone
opposed the bill on final passage.
SENS. FRANK Church (D.,
Idaho), the committee chairman,
Jacob Javits (R., N.Y.) and Rich-
ard Stone (D., Fla.) introduced
the proviso that will cause the
Administration to report next
year on the impact of the interest
rate on the Egyptian and Israeli
This measure was opposed by
Helms and by Sen. Richard
Lugar (R., Ind.) who defended
the Administration's position
against a review.
Under the bill as it now stands,
Egypt and Israel will pay the
U.S. government the cost of bor-
rowing the money plus a service
charge which will bring the total
interest cost to between 9-10 per
(D., S.D.) won the committee's
approval for his amendment
calling on European nations and
Japan to "give favorable con-
sideration" to help Egypt and
Israel. The Carter Administra-
tion under this proviso must
report to Congress in six months *
on the responses the Europeans
and Japan make on increasing
their economic assistance to
Egypt and Israel. The Senate
measure provides a grant of $800
million to Israel to relocate two
air bases that are being aban-
doned in the Sinai. The Ad-
ministration considers this sum
will meet 80 per cent of the
relocation costs.
Israel will get another $2.2 bil-
lion in credit for purchase of mili-
tary equipment. Egypt will
receive $1.5 billion in military
credits and $300 million in new
economic assistance. These are
loans subject to the interest
In the House Foreign Affairs _
Committee this morning, the As-
sistant Secretary of State for
South Asian and Near Eastern
Affairs. Harold Saunders, upheld
the Administration position that
high interest rates are necessary
in view of the budgetary impact
and President Carter's anti-infla-
tion policy.
Students (D., Mass.) suggested
"forgiveness next year" of the
loans, Saunders replied that this
was not the Administration's
Under the regular foreign aid
program, the military aid of $1
million is half in the form of a
loan and the other half is for- fc
given. Saunders told the House
committee that Israel's debt
burden is manageable although
substantial. The House Commit-
tee met again Wednesday to
receive further testimony on the
military aspects of the Egyptian-
Israeli treaty and the U.S.
funding resulting from it. .
Soviets in Riverdale
Show Thaw-Ability
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glimmer of Kremlin-Jewish com-
munication came to a patch of
land in Riverdale, N.Y., as
demonstrators and a rep-
resentative of those being
protested against stood on op-
posite sides of a tall steel fence
and spoke for a half hour. The
catalyst in this new reaction was
a group of four youngsters 11 to
16 years old.
The event began as a Passover
"Freedom Seder," organized by
the Hebrew Institute of River-
dale and the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry in- front of the
Soviet UN residence in the
northern Bronx.
THE SEDER'S symbols of
ancient Israel's bondage in
Egypt as matzoh and bitter herbs
were held aloft by Rabbi
Avraham Weiss of the Institute.
Participants sang Passover
songs, then spoke and chanted
for the freedom of Russian
Jewish Prisoners of Conscience
Anatoly Sharansky, Edward
Kuznetsov and Boris Kalen-
The group then noticed a
change. Instead of herding all
Soviet personnel and their
families back into the tall
residence building as occurred in
each of the many previous
demonstrations, many parents
and children were permitted to
stand outside to watch and listen.
With permission of the police,
Rabbi Weiss took four students,
each bearing a piece of matzoh, to
the gate, and called on the
Soviet's intercom to permit their
youngsters to speak with his.
A SOVIET official came down
the hill from the residence.
Although he refused to identify
himself or shake hands with
Rabbi Weiss, he stood and
listened aa the rabbi explained
f2* T"w.? were "P*"h and blood"
to be aloowed into the residence
with the children to discuss
"hard questions about Soviet
The official replied that the
group had first "to write an
official letter" and that "only our
Ambassador could approve such
a meeting."
Undaunted, Rabbi Weiss wrote
his name and address on a slip of
paper and invited both the of-
ficial and the residence's children
to the synagogue and his home
for these discussions. The official
returned to the residence.
THEN THE kids took over.
With the translating help of a
recent 10-year-old Jewish im-
migrant girl from the USSR, they
called out to the Russian children
inside the gates, "Let's talk."
"What's your name c'mon and'
have some matzoh," demon-^
stratively munching some to
show it was edible.
Although there were some
curses from the Russian children,
they stood their ground, ob-
viously wanting to come closer
but not permitted to advance.
One girl did call out her name.
SUMMING UP, Rabbi Weiss
commented that "children have a
certain innocence which gives
them the ability to communicate
that adults do not. It's our hope
that a dialogue between our
children and theirs can prompt
the Russian youngsters to ask
their parents why Russian Jews
can't be free.
"A few weeks ago, the Soviets
opened their doors to a selected
group of Riverdale residents. If a
mutual spirit of friendship is*
truly to prevail in their areas, we
must be able to apeak frankly
about Soviet Jewry, and Anatoly
Sharansky and his friends must
be free." The rabbi said he would
pursue a children to children '
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Friday, May 4,1979
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Elections Coming Up
British Jews Running Very Hard Race
London Chronicle Syndicate
LONDON Each of the past
five General Elections produced
an ever-rising number of success-
ful Jewish candidates 36 in
1964; 40 in both the 1966 and
1970 elections; 43 in February,
1974; and 44 in October of the
same year.
The largest-ever contingent of
Jewish MPs 35 Socialists and
nine Conservatives provided
the largest-ever number of
Jewish Members both in the
Government and in the
Opposition front bench.
Ever since March, 1974 the
Labor Government first under
Sir Harold Wilson and for the
last three years under James
Callaghan has contained ten
Jewish7 Ministers. This would
constitute a minyan but for the
presence of Baroness Birk, Under
Secretary of State in the Depart-
ment of Environment.
OF THE nine Jewish Ministers
who sat in the Commons, first
three and then four attained
Although only the tenth since the end of the Second World
War, the British House of Commons which has been dis-
solved a General Election is to be held on May 3 con-
stituted the 30th Parliament since the first Jewish MP,
Baron Lionel de Rothschild, was allowed in July, 1858, to
take his seat as a professing Jew. Since then, every
Parliament member over the past 120 years has had
Jewish Members, but none to exceed the number in the
last House of Commons.
Cabinet rank Harold Lever,
Chancellor of the Duchy of
Lancaster; Edmund Dell, Pay-
master General, and afterwards
Secretary of State for Trade;
John Silkin, Minister for Plan-
ning and Local Government, and
subsequently Minister for Agri-
culture; and since February, 1977
Joel Barnett, Chief Secretary to
the Treasury.
Dell left the Government a few
months ago and will not seek
reelection. He left politics to take
over from Lord Kissin the
chairmanship of his merchant
banking concern, the Guinness
Peat Group.
The other Ministers are
Reginald Freeson (Housing),
Samuel Silkin (Attorney-
General), Robert Sheldon (Finan-
cial Secretary to the Treasury),
Gerald Kaufman (Minister of
State, Industry Department),
and Stanley Clinton Davis
(Under Secretary of State, Trade
Department). They retain office
pending the instalment of the
new Government.
SHOULD THE Conservatives
win the election, they, too, have a
larger source of Jewish minis-
terial timber than for many a
post-war year. Until 1970, there
were only two Jewish Con-
servative MPs in the House
Jewish POCs on Arrival in Israel
Continued from Page 1
that we shall soon have here all,
all the prisoners of Zion, freed
from Soviet jails and gathering in
[sraaL Together with your
families you will live in the
mother country, you will be free
citizen! and together with us you
shall help build Israel so it
becomes an example for the
entire world."
ALTMAN, WHO replied on
behalf of his comrades, thanked
everyone in Israel and abroad
who had labored for their release.
He recalled the poem of Chaim
HEW Grant
To Resettle Soviet
Jews in U.S.
A grant award has been
signed between the Council
of Jewish Federations and
the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare
implementing the $16 mil-
lion Federal Block Grant
for Soviet Jewish resettle-
ment, administered by CJF
in cooperation with HIAS,
it was announced here by
the CJF.
In approving the document,
HEW Secretary Joseph A.
Califano Jr. paid tribute to the
"impressive record compiled by
voluntary agencies in providing
help for refugees over the years
without Federal aid."
BUT HE recognized that
"their resources had been
strained" by the increasing
number of immigrants, par-
ticularly from the Soviet Union.
Close to 4,000 Jews are currently
exiting from the Soviet Union
each month. The CJF Washing-
ton Action Office has worked
closely with the White House,
HEW and Congress in for-
mulating the resettlement
Council President Morton
Mandel of Cleveland announced
the appointment of Bernard
Manekin of Baltimore as
program committee chairman of
the CJF unit formed to work with
Federations in applying for funds
and implementing local reset-
Federations will submit their
application for funds directly to
the CJF, according to the an-
JAMES RICE, executive vice
president of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Metropolitan Chicago,
chairs the professional advisory
committee, and Karl Zukerman,
formerly with the New York Fed-
eration of Jewish Philanthropies,
has been named director of the
CJF program.
Describing the grant, Mandel
stated that "applications are
open to Federations for matching
grants on a 50-50 basis to resettle
16,000 Soviet Jews arriving in
the United States from Oct. 1,
1978-Sept. 30,1979."
Funds will be used for English
language training, vocational and
technical instruction, job
placement, health care, and
related acculturation services.
With Council's assistance, Fed-
erations will coordinate this
multi-faceted, inter-agency
process on a community-wide
According to the HEW con-
tract, the purpose of the grant is
to enable immigrants in the
United States to become "in-
dependent and self-supporting
members of American society.
success of the Federal aid
program for Soviet Jews will be
determined largely by the Jewish
community's effectiveness in ful-
filling its terms.
He urged Federations to work
as closely as possible with the
CJF resettlement unit to make
certain that their programs are
effectively and efficiently run,
applications are correctly
prepared and processed and
periodic reporting is timely and
Nachman Bialik who spoke of
those who may be forgotten and
urged that efforts must be
doubled for the release of the
others still in Soviet jails. Alt-
man, speaking in accented
Hebrew, declared: "We shall
never forget our friends and
brethren." A highlight of the
greeting was the presentation of
immigrant cards to each of the
five men by Minister of Absorp-
tion and Housing David Levy.
The scene at Ben Gurion
Airport had only one counterpart
when the Israeli hostages were
returned from Entebbe, Uganda
in July, 1977. Throngs packed
the immigrant processing hall at
the airport despite a severe heat
wave. The dignitaries present
((instituted a "who's who" of
1 srael.
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization and
Jewish Agency Executives,
greeted the newcomers in the
name of the Zionist movement.
He said their release was the best
present Israel could have
received on the eve of the
Independence Day celebrations
that began Tuesday. He thanked
all responsible for the release of
the prisoners and vowed that
efforts will be continued to free
the others still behind barbed
wire or in the labor camps of
Baroness Birk
Sir Keith Joseph and the late Sir
Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid. But
even after Edward Heath's
victory, which added a further
seven Jewish Conservative MPs,
including Robert Adley who has
since joined the Church of
England, it was only Sir Keith
a former Cabinet Minister under
Harold MacMillan who again
secured Ministerial top rank.
Mrs. Margaret Thatcher's
Shadow Cabinet, however,
contains, in addition to Sir Keith,
her principal policy adviser, Mrs.
Sally Oppenheim. who is in
charge of Prices and Consumer
Affairs. The front-bench team
outside the Shadow Cabinet
includes (ieoffrey Ginsberg (on
London). Nigel Lawson (on
financial and economic matters),
and Leon Brittan, who has taken
over as spokesman on Devolution
from another Jewish MP,
Malcolm Kifkind, who resigned
after disagreement with the party
on this issue.
The last Parliament included a
record number of Jewish women
MPs. The first Jewish woman
MP. who took her seat only a
decade after women were allowed
to vote in Britain, was Dr.
Marion Phillips, by origin an
Australian. Though quite
prominent in Britain's trade
union movement and the
women's section of the Labor
Party, she was so little known to
Anglo-Jewry that her election, as
MP for Sunderland in 1929, was
not even recorded in the Jewish
press at the time. Nor was her
defeat, two years later.
IT WAS not until the election
of 1964 that the next Jewish
Soviet Emigration
Continued from Page 1
favored nation treatment and not
the USSR, the results would be
disastrous for the U.S. Jackson's
office told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that China is prepared to
provide such formal assurances
and in any case each country's
situation must rest on its own
merits. The JTA was also told by
Jackson's office that "we stand
firmly behind Jackson-Vanik.
This is no time to tamper with
Brademas also said that when
Gromyko was asked for formal
assurances, he pointed out that
between 1970 and April 1 of this
year 98.4 per cent of those who
asked for emigration visas were
given permission to leave.
Gromyko seemed to say, Brade-
mas observed, that "we can't
agree to linkage but we are
letting more people go."
Asked whether Gromyko's
percentages are not "terribly
misleading" since the basis for
his calculations are unverified,
Brademas replied he "was not
justifying Gromyko's figures."
Brademas said he is "open-
minded" and has not decided
about a waiver for the Soviets.
Michel observed that when the
waiver proposal arose, the
Soviets indicated they needed
additional definittions of waiver.
PREYER SAID that when the
Vanik proposal was raised at a
meeting with Soviet refusniks the
"reaction was mixed." Dr. Alex-
ander Lerner "took a rather hard
line against it," Preyer said. But
"a majority of the refusniks,"
while believing the Jackson -
Vanik Amendment was respon-
sible for better treatment for
Soviet Jews, "realized broader
issues are involved" and is trust-
ing Congress to act in their bast
interest. There was no specific
mention of the Anatoly Scharan-
sky case, Preyer said.
Harold Lever
woman MP. Mrs. Renee Short,
was returned for Wolver-
hampton. North-East.
Six years later, the Con-
Bervativee evened the score with
the election of Mrs. Oppenheim
who won Gloucester from a
Jewish Cabinet Minister, John
(now I ,ni cli Diamond. The
number of Jewish women
doubled in the last House of
Commons with the election of
Mrs. Millie Miller (who died in
October. 1977), and Mrs. Helene '
I layman, both Labor.
The latter had entered the
election campaign as Miss
Middleweek, but married before
the polling day. At 25, she was
the youngest Member of the new
House. The oldest Member, too,
came from among the Jewish
ranks, David Weitzman, QC, who
will be 81 next June.
Though the oldest in years, he
was not the most senior in Par-
liamentary service. This dis-
tinction and the title of
"Father of the House" was for
the first time accorded to another
Jewish MP, George Russell
Strauss. The son of an MP (a
Liberal Unionist who became a
fully-fledged Conservative),
Strauss entered the Commons 50
years ago. He was Minister of
Supply in the Attlee Adminis-
tration, and is one of 15 Jewish
Privy Counselors.
MP only since 1959, served as a
Deputy Speaker, a position only
once occupied by a Jew the
Liberal Sir Julian Goldsmid,
some 80 years previously.
Sir Myer, Weitzman and
Strauss are among eight Jewish
MPs all Labor who are
retiring from Parliament at the
dissolution. The others are
Maurice Orbach, Harry Selby,
Raphael Tuck, Paul Rose and
Edmund Dell.
With the deaths of Maurice
Edelman, Mrs. Miller, Marcus
Lipton and John Mendelson, the
number of Jewish MPs who will
be standing again in the Labor
interest on May 3 has been
reduced to 23, while the nine
Jewish Conservative MPs will be
seeking reelection.

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