The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
Place of Publication:
[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
May 25, 1979
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v. : ill. ;


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Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Tampa (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hillsborough County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa


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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Off Tampa
lolume 1 Number 8
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 25,1979^
Price 35 Cents
'Vicious and Unjustified'
Begin Denounces Recent Gush Charges
Prime Minister Men-
achem Begin denounced the
jush Emunim as a group
>f "liars afflicted by a Mes-
siah complex" and vowed
that they would not dictate
to the government when or
where settlements should
be established.
Begin made those
remarks in the course of a
Cabinet discussion about a
group of squatters in the
West Bank town of

The newly installed president of the Tampa Section, National Council
w Jewish Women, Marian Winters, with the immediate past
president, Donna Cutler. (Additional photos page 2.)
Photo by Audrey Haubenstock
Marian Winters Heads
Tampa NCJW Group
Tampa Section, National
suncil of Jewish Women, hosted
\s Service Awards Luncheon and
Bstalled its new officers for 1979-
at Carrollwood Village
pountry Club,-Tuesday, May 15.
Recipients of the Faith and
lumanity Service Award were
largie Bernstein and Marian
/inters. Marsha Stein received
he Outstanding Service to the
Section Award and Margie Berg
id Mrs. Michele Schonbrun
cere the recipients of the Out-
Landing Community Service
Iwards. In addition, NCJW
wlunteers on two community
ervice projects, the Tay-Sachs
frevention Program and the
/omen's Survival Center, were
Donna Cutler installed the new
officers: president, Marian
Winters; vice presidents, Betty
Kopelman, Harriet Sahler, Gloria
Berkowitz and Diane Jacobsen:
corresponding secretary, Harriet
Cyment; recording secretary, Jo
Woolf; financial secretary, Jan
Bloom; and treasurer, Herta Pila.
Mrs. Joseph Wohl is honorary
president of NCJW.
Tampa Section, NCJW's Pre-
School Vision Screening project
volunteers also were honored at
the luncheon. The Kay Wooster
Community Service Award,
given for the first time by the
West Coast Branch of the Florida
Society of the Prevention of
Blindness, was presented by Mrs.
Latrelle Cranford.
Hebron. But he appeared to
be reacting to recent Gush
attacks against his policies
rather than their claim to
settlement anywhere on the
West Bank with which the
Prime Minister has always
HE STRESSED that his gov-
ernment has already put up
nearly 30 settlements in the occu-
pied territories and therefore the
Gush charges that he was a
"traitor" were vicious and un-
justified. "They might be very
Orthodox but some of them are
liars," Begin declared.
The Cabinet discussion con-
cerned a group of women from
the religious township of Kiryat
Arba, a Gush stronghold adja-
cent to Hebron, who have ille-
gally occupied the old Hadassah
Hospital building in the Arab
Begin and a majority of the
Cabinet agreed to Agriculture
Minister Ariel Sharon's request
that two young children who
have been in the building for a
week. But the Cabinet rejected
another proposal by Sharon that
a teacher be sent to the building
to conduct classes.
Begin urged the squatters to
leave peacefully. He said the gov-
ernment would not tolerate the
illegal seizure of property
whether in Hebron or Tel Aviv
and warned he would use force to
remove them if given no alter-
IN ANOTHER action, the
Cabinet issued a statement
saying that "Jerusalem is the
eternal, united, indivisible capital
of the State of Israel," and noted
that since the end of the Jordan-
ian occupation of the eastern part
of the city followers of all reli-
gions have free access to their
places of worship.
The statement was in response
to an Egyptian Foreign Ministry
statement Friday calling on the
Islamic conference in Morocco to
focus its attention on reestab-
lishing Arab control over East
Solemn ple6qe: Jepusalem
Will not fall again
"Jerusalem Day" has become
CSlibUsh0^ int"inn not
ily in Israel's capital but
kroughout the country, and
fcreasingly almost everywhere
the Jewish world. It marks the
niversary of the city's reuni-
ation at the height of the Six-
lay War, just 12 years ago.
irael's soldiers liberated the
restern Wall on the 28th day of
p Hebrew month of Iyar, which
is year falls on May 25.
| Since then, Jerusalem has been
insformed under the motiva-
tion not only of its Mayor, Teddy
Kollek, who has become some-
thing of a legend in his own
lifetime, but of all its citizens.
Anyone who knew it before 1967
would hardly recognize it today.
largest city in Israel in area, and
with the population of Tel Aviv
diminishing at the expense of its
suburbs, it may by now be the
largest in the number of its
inhabitants, as well. Hope and
achievement have taken the place
of stagnation and depression.
The wide new boulevards are
lined with flowers. Everywhere
there are parks and children's
There are now some 350,000
Jerusalemites, and their number
is constantly growing. About
three-quarters uf tfc*n are Jews,
most of the rest Arabs (in tne
main Moslem Arabs). Many
Arab quarters have been refur-
bished too, and the Arab children
also have playgrounds near their
schools and homes.
Not all of Jerusalem's new
buildings are architecturally
satisfying, but most of them are,
Continued on Page 12
The Cabinet declared that
"unlike the period of the Jor-
danian occupation in Jerusalem,
there exists total freedom of
access for Jews, Christians and
Moslems to their holy places.
Thus shall it always be."
Siegman, executive director of
the American Jewish Congress,
criticized the propoasl by Egypt
for an Islamic summit conference
to discuss "liberation" of the
"Arab sector" of Jerusalem. He
declared that Jews "respect the
religious sentiments evoked by
the city of Jerusalem among the
Moslem faithful," adding it is a
sentiment that "resonates the
ancient Jewish hope that Jeru-
slem become 'a house of prayer
for all people.' That religious
sensibility is badly served by
provocative calls for the 'libera-
tion of Jerusalem'."
Siegman added, "More than
any other country, Egypt has
reason to know that Moslem
interests are far better served by
peaceful discussion than by
resort to the rhetoric of violence
i Nat Shorstein
1 Doesn't Wait
I ToBeAsked
Nat Shorstein, 82, is the
epitome of volunteers! Not only
does he donate hours and hours
of his time to Federation and to
the Tampa Police Department
Crime Prevention Program, but
he doesn't have to be asked to do
it he just does it.
Three or four days a week, Nat
goes to the Jewish Community
Center, takes a handful of
solicitation cards for Federation,
and stays on that telephone until
he gets results and results he
does get.
WE ALL have Nat to thank
for literally hundreds of Fed-
eration dollars that would not
otherwise have been collected.
Nat came to the United States
as a young boy from Manchester
England. He has lived in Tampa
for over 25 years. Before that he
resided in Jacksonville, where he
was in the men's clothing
business. He is married to Bertha
M. Shorstein and has a daughter,
Ruth Cohen, who lives in
Atlanta, plus three grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Since retiring in 1974, Nat has
been extremely active in the
Crime Prevention Bureau of the
Tampa Police Department. He
was instrumental in imple-
menting crime prevention
programs, displays, conducting
p.'jmerous residential burglary
prevention MrSSBBPi workshops,
and still frequently gives talks to
groups on this subject, in ad-
dition to appearing on TV, radio
and door-to-door.
Nat is especially interested in
the "senior power" aspect of
crime prevention and constantly
is informing this age group about
Nat Shorstein
what the older citizen can do to
fight back against crime. In 1978,
Nat was awarded the Tampa
Police Sertoma Club Service to
Mankind Award and was chosen
Interimy Rotary Club's "Man of
the Hour."
THE YEARS do not at all slow
Nat's activities down. He is stil.
an active member of Rotary, past
president of Rodeph Sholom, an
active member of the Davis
Islands Civic Association past
State president and life member
of B'nai B'rith, past member o<
the President's Round Table o
Tampa, active in the door-to-doo
campaign for the Heart Fund
was instrumental in organizing
the fund-raising for the Interba
Boys Club, and mans the Christ
mas fund-raising for th
Salvation Army.
As if all of this activity nd
involvement does not leave one
breathless enough, in true Nat
Shorstein style, he will be Bar
Mitzvahed for the second time on
Aug. 27 at the age of 83!

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 25,1979
NCJW Holds Awards Luncheon A Unique City,
Photo by Audrey Haubenstock
A SacneC) City to Jews,
Donna Cutler, center, presented the Faith and Humanity Service
Award to Marion Winters, left, and Margie Bernstein, right.
Jerusalem is a unique city. It is
a holy city, sacred to millions of
members of the three major reli-
gions, and its holy shrines and
traditions are the heritage of
mankind. In its long history,
Jerusalem has known many
rulers, but only for the Jewish
people has it been the capital and
the pivot of its national aspira-
tions. At all other times, the city
was ruled by foreigners, who
treated it as a provincial town.
THE JEWS of Jerusalem are
today the inhabitants with the
longest unbroken historical
association with that city. It was
the capital city of the Jewish
commonwealth and in the course
of the history it has been the
center of Jewish life, hope and
yearning. Three times a day for
Margie Berg, a recipient of the thousands of years, Jews have
Outstanding Community Service prayed, "To Jerusalem the city,
Award. shall we return with joy" and for
thousands of years, Jews have
reechoed the Psalmist's oath: "If
I Forget thee, O Jerusalem, let
my right hand forget her cun-
With the establishment of
Israel, Jerusalem resumed its
place at the center of Jewish
hopes. These hopes were shat-
tered in 1948, when the Arab
countries in defiance of the UN
resolution invaded the State of
From now on, Jerusalem
will be called Jerusalem
D.C. For Washington, D.C.
stands for District of
Columbia; for Jerusalem,
D.C. will stand for David's
City. Menachem Begin.
Israel. The Jordanian army
first army in modern times to
bombard the Holy City was
able to capture the eastern part of
Jerusalem, and the historic
walled Old City. The old city con-
tains the religious shrines sacred
to Jews, Moslems and Christians.
Until 1967, Jerusalem'
remained cut apart by barbed
wire and ugly walls. For 19 years,
the Jordanian rule constituted a
record of deliberate descration of
Holy places and complete disre-
gard for international agreement
to provide for free access to reli-
gious shrines.
In 1949. they had signed an
armistice agreement with Israel
according to which they pledged
to provide "free access to the
holy places and to cultural in-
stitutions and use of Jewish
Continued on Page 11
Tampa Bay ORT Installation
Latrelle ('ranford and Kay Wooster present the Kay Wooster award to
Marsha Brenner.
Marsha Stein accepts the Out-
standing Service to the Section
Tampa Bay region of Women's
American ORT (Organization for
Rehabilitation through Train-
ing)) held its installation dinner
at Chief Charleys Krstaurant in
Clearwater, May 21.
I.inda Woissman. District VI
vice president, was the installing
officer. (>ail Reiss of Tampa was
installed as president of the
region, along with Susan
Brimmer as executive chairman.
The vice presidents are as
follows: Susan Byrd. Dallia
Mallin and Judith Ro'thburd.
The OUT region includes sixaj
chapters in the Bay area, and the
regional office is located in
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Friday, May 25,1979
The Jewish Fbridian of Tampa
Page 3
U.S. Qui6elines
Por mi66le east
Ape CRiticize6
Major guidelines for U.S. Middle
East policy set forth by William
B. Quandt, the chief strategist in
the White House on Arab-Israeli
affairs, are criticized in the
recent lissuei of Strategic
Review, \ the elite American
military quarterly.
In comparison, the critic was
inclined to look favorably on the
perceptions for U.S. strategic
approaches by Joseph Churba,
former chief of Middle East
intelligence for the U.S. Air
Force, whose views resulted in
his forced resignation from the
thinking of the two experts were
made by Dr. Charles M. Perry, a
I *)> research associate at the
Institute for Foreign Policy
Analysis, Inc. in Cambridge,
Mass., on the basis of recent
books by Quandt and Churba.
The Strategic Review is
published by the U.S. Strategic
Institute, a tax-exempt or-
ganization in Washington not
affiliated with a particular
military service. Its purpose is to
study "national security in the
nuclear age."
"Just as Churba may overplay
the Soviet-American rivalry and
the strategic value of Israel,
Quandt seems to understate the
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Perry wrote in an attempt at
even-handed criticism. However,
his general analysis on the
substantive issues distinctly
leaned in Churba's direction.
Quandt is on the National
Security Council (NSC) staff
headed by Zbigniew Brzezinaki
and blueprints Middle East
strategy in concert with the State
Department's foremost
specialists, Ambassador-at-Large
Alfred Atherton and Assistant
Secretary of State Harold
Decade of Decisions, Perry
outlined three criticisms of his
analysis of the Middle East
situation as it pertains to the
United States.
As an "example" of his first
criticism. Perry wrote that
Quandt "suggests" that in the
September, 1970 Jordan crisis,
former President Richard Nixon
and Henry Kissinger, then head
of the NSC, "placed far too much
emphasis on the 'lessons' of the
crisis in which, Perry says, "it
appeared that the threat of joint
U.S.-Israeli military action forced
the Soviets to restrain Syrian
In Quandt's opinion, Perry
wrote, "subsequent American
policy over-stressed" the U.S.-
Soviet "dimension of Middle
East hostilities, as well as the
role that a well-armed Israel
might play toward enhancing
regional stability."
PERRY ADDED: "It is at
least arguable that U.S.-Israeli
signals to Moscow, as well as to
Damascus, helped convince the
Syrians to withdraw from Jor-
dan. Morover. from the per-
spective of U.S. strategy, Israel
clearly played a useful role
throughout the Jordan crisis,
demonstrating its utility as a
regional ally and its potential role
as a secure base for U.S. military
operations in the Middle East."
In his second criticism, Perry
says, "while Quandt may be
correct in discrediting the notion
that a military balance favorable
to Israel would alone deter Arab
action there are several more
Continued on Page 11
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Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
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Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and evening
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Friday of
each month at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola, 8 p.m.
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Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15
a.m.; Sunday, 9a.m.
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Friday, 8 p.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue 971-6768 or
985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi Yakov Werde Service*:
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Circle, Apt. 121 988-7076 or 988-1234 Rabbi AAork Kram Ser-
vice*: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
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(right*, members of the Tampa Jewish community. Mrs. Shimberg was a classmate of Crystal and his wife
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John Germany, a Tampa judge. Mullen and Germany are both members of the Board of Trustees of the
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i nejewisn rionaian oj i ampa
Jerusalem and Masada
The celebration of Yom Yerushalay im spotlights
a point which can never be over-emphasized. And
that is that Jerusalem united shall not fall again.
In this sense, Jerusalem is like Masada, where
heroic Jewish forces held out unsuccessfully against
the onslaught of Roman legions for over three years.
At the foot of Masada today stands the sign,
Shayneet Masada lo teepol. Masada will not fall a
second time. Can Jews say any less for Jerusalem?
The city is at the very core of the Jewish con-
ciousness and the Jewish continuum. Though other
religions lay claim to the city on the basis of events
that occurred there of significance to their faith,
these events are tied to Judaism in an indissoluble
What others have done is to throw the baby
away and keep the bath water. But Judaism's
presence in Jerusalem secular, religious, political
cannot therefore be subject to diminishment.
Theirs was the choice, the choice of others the
choice of children intent on making their way.
But the house of the father has been abandoned
by them, and the father remains. They are not en-
titled to come home again on their terms that the
father be exiled.
It Shall Not Fall Again
All of this is especially significant today as talks
get underway in Beersheba between Israel and
Egypt, the first step in establishing peace between
the two countries. The talks continue in El Arish on
Sunday when Israel relinquishes hegemony over that
city as a gesture of its intent to return the whole of
the Sinai to Egypt in the cause of peace.
It is certain that the status of Jerusalem will be
sharply debated in the months and years ahead at
the same time that Egypt and Israel attempt to
resolve the autonomy problem in Gaza and on the
Golan Heights.
Egypt's position, the world's positions will be
that Jerusalem must be divided again. The pressure
will be profound beyond imagining to achieve this
condition that existed disastrously prior to the 1967
But the pressure must be resisted. Children are
not their fathers. They are free to go, by they are not
free to tell their fathers to go, too.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is the
spiritual home of Judaism. United, it shall not fall
An Unfortunate Decision
It is unfortunate that the resolutions committee
of the 54th national convention of the American Red
Cross rejected a resolution to have the Red Cross
press for the recognition of Israel's Magen David
Adorn by the International Committee of the Red
Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies.
Observers at the convention in Kansas City, Mo.,
believed the full convention would have adopted it.
The longtime refusal of the IRC to officially
recognize the Israeli organization is inexcusable. The
Red Crescent of Moslem countries and the Red Lion
and Sun of Iran have long been part of the IRC. The
Magen David Adorn provides the same first aid and
other medical services in Israel as do the other
groups in their countries. Added to this is that Israel
has cooperated with the IRC, and the relations be-
tween the Israeli unit and the Geneva-based inter-
national group are for the most part good.
Of course, this is another case where the Arab
countries and their supporters have subverted an
international non-political organization as part of
their war against Israel. The long-time neutral status
of the IRC can only be harmed by this policy.
Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
Bonn Scene
neo-nazis flex them muscles
Suddeutsck* Zeitung
Kommando, a privatsly-ar-
culated bimonthly magazine, told
its readers, who include the police
Special Branch, that Karl-Heiiu
Mickey" Hoffmann, a 41-year
old commercial artist, was
holding a winter combat training
course early in the New Year.
About 20 young men turned
up, including several foreigners.
They spent three days doing
gymnastics exercises in the open
air," a Special Branch officer
The venue was Ennreuth
Castle, a small country house
Hoffmann owns near Forchheim,
Upper Franconia.
THE COURSE would have
been immaterial had it not been
run by Hoffmann and his Wehr
sportgruppe, or combate sport
group, a lunatic fringe right-wing
group regularly mentioned in the
Bonn and Land government
reports on political extremism.
The mustachioed commercial
artist made no secret of his views
in an interview with Oggi, the
mass circulation Italian weekly.
Democracy, he said, was in-
capable of solving a nation's
problems, whereas dictatorship
could work wonders. A Nurem-
berg court has ruled that his
group is in training to strike in
the event of an emergency.
HE WAS fined DM8.000 for a
breach of the ban on uniforms for
political organizations, but the
fine was paid in an act of
"national solidarity" by Gerhard
Frey. Munic publisher of the
Deutsche NationaUeitung.
, .____ have not seen fit to ban the
Several of his henchman have
been taken to court in connection w v'
with a clash with Tubingen Hoffmann s comment on
students in which blood was democracy has been his only one
shed. But so far the authorities Continued on Page 9
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Volume 1
for non-terrorist related offense*
about Nissim?
He's a number on a waiting list in Israel. Waiting for a place in a
special tutoring program, hoping to escape the cycle of
undereducat ion and underemployment that trapped his father. The
list is long... and moves slowly, for lack of funds. Nissim isn't sure
there's anything to wait for any more.
There are thousands of Nissims. Numbers on waiting lists for youth
care programs. Lists that grow longer as funds, battered by
inflation, grow shorter. In Israel. In Asia and North Africa. Even here.
h's possible to forget all about them.
But to forget Nissim you must forget who you are. You must ignore a
heritage of thousands of years of shared joy and suffering the
oneness of all Jews everywhere. Nissim is you- and his needs are
your needs, with a different emphasis.
Renew yourself as you renew his life and Jewish life everywhere.
Make your pledge today to the 1979 campaign.
Who cares about Nissim?
We do. You do.
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2808 Horatio st. Tampa, Fla. 33609
Now, More Then Ever We Are One
^feor of Jewish Renewal or Home and Overseas
Number 8

Friday, May 25,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
A Religious View
What JeRusalem means to Jews histoRieally
Jerusalem is mentioned in the
Hebrew Bible no less than 656
times. Talmudic sages also
counted no less than 70 meta-
phors referring to Jerusalem in
the Bible. Among those we have
the City of Peace, the City of
Justice, the City of Eternity and
the City of Truth.
Jerusalem was destroyed many
times, but the Jews never forsook
Jerusalem, and Jerusalem never
forsook them. She was kept alive
in their hearts and prayers,
though 17 times destroyed and 18
times reborn in 5,000 years of
IT IS somehow strange to
speak about Jerusalem in the
Jewish faith; Jerusalem is not
only a city holy and central
within the faith of Judaism, it is
the faith itself
Rabbi Prof. Pinchas H. Peli is founder of the
Yad Maimon College of Judaic Studies, senior lec-
turer at the University of Negev in Beersheva and
former editor of the illustrated religious weekly,
Panim El Panim. His publications include two books
of poetry and two collections of short stories. This is
an abridged version of a speech delivered by Rabbi
Peli in a public debate shortly after the Six-Day War.
Community Calendar
May 25
Intercongregaiional Sabbath at Rodeph Sholom Synagogue 8 p.m. -
Sponsored by the Tampa Rabbinical Association and Congregations
Beth Israel, Kol Ami, Rodeph Sholom and Schaarai Zedek. NO SER-
May 26
Rodeph Sholom Art Auction
Rodeph Sholom Synagogue
Dish Supper JCC 7 p.m.
- preview 7 p.m. auction 8 p.m. at
Young Leadership Cabiniet Covered
May 27
Temple David Family Picnic 10 a.m. at Philippe Park.
May 28
Memorial Day
May 30
General meeting of B'nai B'rith
An Arab Point of View."
8 p.m. at JCC. "Israel or Palestine
May 31
Erev Shavuot
- JCC closed 5 p.m.
x June '
:: Shavuot JCC closed. ;::
I June 2
:j:j JCC closed |
I J"ne 3 I
:: JCC re-opens 9 a.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom picnic $
$ Philippe Park 10 a.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Annual <
:j| Meeting 7: 30 p.m. at the Temple Hillel School Dinner with the ::
I Bucs. I
"As the mountains are round
about Jerusalem, so the Lord is
round about His people," says
the psalmist (Psalm 125:2). We
can not picture a Jewish faith
without Jerusalem "For out of
Zion shall come forth Torah and
the word of the Lord out of Jeru-
In Islam, Jerusalem comes
third after Mecca and Medina; to
some, of the Christians, it comes
after Rome. For us, however, it
has remained the one and only
"The thought of Jerusalem in
ruins," writes a contemporary
authority on Judaism, "shaped
the totality of Jewish life." In the
synagogue the Jew pleads:
Gather our exiles from the end
of the earth,
And lead us with exhaltation
unto Zion, thy city.
And unto Jerusalem, thy sanc-
With everlasting joy.
IN HIS home, the Jew would
leave a part of his house unfin-
ished as a reminder of Jerusalem.
Three times a day morning,
noon and evening a Jew would
pray in his most sacred Amidah
And to Jerusalem thy city,
thou shall return with compas-
To dwell in her, as you have
said, And build Jerusalem the
Holy City,
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"The Builder of Jerusalem"
became in Jewish prayer one of
the attributes of God himself, as
it says also in Psalms 147:2
"The Lord doth build up
Jerusalem. He gathers together
the dispersed of Israel." In this
double role, we see Him now, in
our own days. Thus, Jerusalem to
us sums up both our faith and
The word of the Ix>rd coming
forth from Jerusalem has taken
on new dimensions in our own
days, when- we have seen. Jeru-
salem come back into Jewish
hands. It is indeed a prayer ful-
filled, a circle completed, a dream
realized, a riddle solved, a prop-
hecy come true: "For the Lord
hath comforted his people. He
has redeemed Jerusalem."
I Isaiah 52:9)
IN THE Old-New Jerusalem,
the unbelievable becomes reality,
fact as expressed by the Jew-
ish theologian, Abraham Joshua
Heschel giving new dimen-
sions and new plausibility to
faith, the faith in the redemption
of Man, which like the redemp-
tion of Jerusalem, also seems at
times an unbelievable and unat-
tainable goal.
Among the metaphors for
Jerusalem in the Bible, as men-
tioned before, is also the City of
Eternity. What is Eternity? I
believe it cen be defined as a
meeting point of the three tenses
of time past, present and
future in one single instant.
In Jerusalem, this meeting
takes place. It is the site of an
encounter between time and
space. There are ancient cities in
the world which may justly boast
a great past, there are cities with
a great present, with enthralling
plans for the future. There is one
place however Jerusalem
where past, present and future
fuse together in one blend of
m WHEN YOU walk the streets
and alleys of Jerusalem, you don't
have to be a visionary or a poet to
feel that you are realizing a
dream, walking in the footsteps
of prophets, priests and levites,
of your forefathers of old, who
that is the way you feel have
never left these streets.
Our coming back to Jerusalem
in our days is not a sudden
happening resulting from the
military victory of June, 1967,
and no one can undo it by war or
political pressure. We were
walking towards Jerusalem for
two milennia, we were nearing
home, getting closer to Jerusalem
daily, in our constant prayers,
and we were building the ruins of
the city in our loftiest aspira-
According to Halacha, the
Jewish law, whenever and wher-
ever a Jew prays, he must face in
the direction of Jerusalem, which
is the Gate to Heaven, where all
prayers ascend to God. This law
is rather ancient as we find it in
the Book of Daniel 6:12, "His
(Daniel's) windows are open in
his upper chamber toward Jeru-
salem, and he kneeled upon his
knees three times a day and
YOU WILL find therefore the
Dlace of the Ark in every Jewish
Synagogue, whether in the Holy
Land or in tne Diaspora, posi-
tioned in the direction of Jeru-
salem, a fact which has greatly
influenced the architecture of the
synagogue throughout the ages.
After every meal a Jew eats, he
cannot say the grace after Meals
without referring to Jerusalem:
"Please. O Lord, have mercy
upon us. upon Israel thy People
and upon Jerusalem thy City.
Build Jerusalem the Holy City
speedily in our days."
When the Jews were forced out
of Jerusalem at the time of the
destruction of the first Temple,
they took a sacred oath (Psalms
/// forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its
Let my tongue cleave to the
roof of my mouth
THIS OATH has never been
forfeited. In times of distress or
in times of prosperity, the Jews
always remembered Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem of today, a
Jew stands by the Wall, reciting
Mincha, the daily afternoon
prayer, while the fragrant breeze
of a Jerusalem wind carries the
sounds of church bells chiming
from a nearby church of the Holv
Sepulcher; from the top of a
Mineret nearby, a Muedzin calls
out his prayers of La Allah
Illalla. As the voices of three
world religions unite in prayer in
the Old City of Jerusalem under
Jewish sovereignty, one hears the
voice of the Jewish prophet
Michah :
But in the end of days it shall
come to pass
That the mountain of the
Lord's House shall be established
as the top of the mountains.
And it shall be exalted above
the hills;
And peoples shall flow unto it.
And many nations shall go and
say: 'Come ye, and let us go up
the mountain of the Lord, and the
House of the God of Jacob .
I believe that these words of
Michah sum up the place of Jeru-
salem in the Jewish faith.
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The Jewish Floridianof Tampa
Friday, May 25.1979
9fe QAM
Horn Chernoff
(Call me about your social news at 872-4470.)
Tennis is more than just a "racket" for the following high
school students who recently made "all-county tennis." Our
congratulations to Vicld Horn, Chamberlain High, Karen
Chernoff, Leto High, David Wolfson, Plant High, and Adam
Arnold, Plant High. The tennis teams from all of the area
schools competed in the district play-offs, and those players who
made the finals were automatically appointed to all-county
tennis. Plant High School, which won the district finals in both
the boys and girls divisions, went on to compete in the state
finals which were held at the University of Florida at
Congratulations to Amy Cherry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Cherry, who was recently selected for the cheerleading
squad at Plant High School.
A pat on the back to Abe Marcadis. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Marcadis, who will soon graduate from Emory Medical
School and shortly thereafter begin a joint internship at Grady
Hospital and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga
Recently back from New Orleans are Brace and Francine
Levine, who were there to attend the graduation of their son,
Dennis, from Tulane University. Dennis, who graduated Phi
Beta Kappa, plans to attend law school in the near future.
Many amoralulatii>ns t() Me| Stein, who will be "5 years
young. Mel will be celebrating this special birthday with his wife
Connie, and his sons. Steve, and wife. Judy of New York and
Richard, and wife. Leslie, of Tampa.
It is a real pleasure to tell you about the following students
who were tapped for National Honor Society at Chamberlain
High School. Some of these students were selected last year in
their junior year, and some were named recently at the special
induction ceremony held at Chamberlain:
They are Gary Waltzer, son of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Waltzer;
Aileen Miller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Miller; Eileen
Weisman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Weisman; Nancy
Shimberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shhnberg; Susan
Glass, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Glass; and Elise Rich-
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rich man
The guest speaker at the induction ceremony was Ms.
Yolanda Stigers, assistant principal at Chamberlain. After-
wards, a reception was given by the Parent-Teacher-Student
Association. Many congratulations on your outstanding
scholastic achievements.
With the recent marriage and
moving away plans of Robin Ledgin
Eisenberg, Congregation Schaarai Zedek
has been searching for a new director of
education and youth. Finally, after much
interviewing, Joan Altshuler has been
chosen. Joan, who is from Hartford,
Conn., is a graduate of Wheelock College
in Boston and will receive her MA in
education from the University of South
Florida next month.
The new director has a long list of impressive
qualifications: She was head teacher at the Jewish Community
Center Nursery School in Boston for three years; Senior Youth
Group advisor for four years at Temple Beth Sholom in
Needham, Mass.; and administrative assistant at the Academy
of Physical and Social Development in Boston. She was on the
faculty of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations Camp
Kutz for two summers, and Camp Chai unit head at the Tampa
JCC last summer and will be this summer.
Joan, who is married to Lee Rubin, a CPA. has been livin
in Tampa for a little over a year.
Six new board members have been selected by Jewish
Social Service to serve for varying periods of time. Joyce Swarz-
man and John Osterweil will serve for one year. Blo880in
Leibowitz and Harry Tropp will serve for two years, and Manl
j Jacobs and Art Forman will serve for three years.
Jewish Social Service president, Terry Aidman, said that
these new board members will be installed at a ceremony in early
summer (date not yet decided upon), followed by a reception.
It is the end of another month and therefore time to wish all
of our good friends at the Jewish Towers, who celebrate May
birthdays, a happy, healthy, and peaceful year: So happy,
happy birthday to: Eva Turk, Raye Freeman, Celia Fagan,
Edith Marks, Rae Haitow, Alice Blick, Louis Seara, Mary
Cuebas. Dorothy Dolitan. Zina Chain, Glen Harwell, Laurena
Bilbrey, Morris Lbs, Sidell Isser, Alice Pizzolato, Dorothy
Kantor. Esther Weinberg, Jeanette Davia, May Cohen.
Margaret Osburn, Harry Rabinowitz and Lil Liss.
Rabbi Samuel Mallinger of Temple David informs us that
on Friday night and Saturday night, May 24 and 25, the Temple
will be holding special services to commemorate the 12th an-
niversary of Jerusalem's unification. There will be an ap-
propriate sermon and Israeli hymns. Also on Saturday morning
the rabbi will bless the new month of Sivam.
We are thrilled to report that Lisa Ellen Meyer, daughter of
Mrs. Carole Wolle and Arnold Mever, has won the Mack
Perlman award for outstanding overall achievement in the 1979
Confirmation Class at Temple Schaarai Zedek. Hearty con-
gratulations, Lisa!
Meet Jay and Beverly Fink, who moved to Tampa five
months ago from Pembroke Pines. They now reside in Carroll-
wood with their two sons. Matthew is 7'/i and attends Carroll-
wood Elementary School, and 4'/a-year-old Joshua attends the
Jewish Community Center preschool. Jay is a data processing
manager, and Beverly is an elementary education teacher,
though she does not currently teach. The boys enjoy football
and baseball with their dad, and all of the Finks are avid
Rowdies fans. Beverly has recently joined a Hadassah chapter,
and the Finks are new members of Congregation Kol Ami. When
asked what their first impressions of Tampa were, Jay and Bev
said, "It is a terrific place to live."
JCC News
Yo-Tam Camp, for boys ai
girls entering or completing the
sixth, seventh or eighth grades,
will include extensive wilderness
camping experiences as well as
the regular day camp activities,
including. Red Cross swimming,
tennis, sport skills, drama, and
arts and crafts. Leadership
training and group interaction
also will be an important aspect
of Yo-Tion '79. For more in-
formation, contact Danny at the
Center, 872-4451.
There are still a few summer
camp positions open at the
Tampa JCC. The jobs include
senior counselors for boys and
girls groups. Applicants must
have graduated from high school.
Contact Danny at the JCC.
The Senior Citizen Project is
sponsoring a special "Bubba
Meises" session (or "old super-
stitions"). Bring one or more if
you'd like and share them on
Thursday, May 31, from 2-4 p.m.
in the Senior Citizen Lounge. Re
freshments and coffee will be
For all those interested in
learning how to play Rummy Q
or just getting a game together
meet Thursday from 2-4 in the
Senior Citizen Lounge at the
population at the beginning of its
31st anniversary was estimated
as 3,760,000, it was announced by
the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The total figure included ap-
proximately 3,158,000 Jews and
about 600.000 non-Jews, in-
cluding Moslems, Christians,
Druze and others.
Russian Resettlement Program
Translators, Transporters, Friends, Employers, Movers
Tampa Jewish Social Service
for more information
Who cares
about Yacov?

Yacov and his family were lucky. They were among the last to leave
a Moslem "area of distress" before the gates closed down. But now
they wonder if they've come home only to be left behind. Yacov has
to learn a new trade. His wife needs adjustment counseling and
guidance. His teenage children, on the verge of dropping out of
school, need special instruction. They are all on waiting lists.
There are many Yacovs. In Israel. Here. All over the world. Highly
visible when they arrive in a free land... invisible all too soon. It's
possible to forget them.
But to forget Yacov you must forget who you are. You must ignore
a heritage of six thousand years of shared joy and suffering the
oneness of all Jews everywhere. Yacov is you. His needs and his
family's needs are your needs with a different emphasis.
Renew yourself as you renew their lives and Jewish life
everywhere. Make your pledge to the 1979 campaign.
Who care* about Yacov and his family?
Week*. \budo,
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2808 Horatio St. Tampa, Fla. 33609
Now, More Then Ever We Are One
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Community Center's
Men's Softball Teams
Games are played each Sunday morning. Call the JCC for place
Lfcmd time. Come on out and have some fun and] get some exercise
at the same time!
"Marks Larks" standing: David Dee, Steve Ruffkess, Mark Robinson, Capt. Dave VogeL David
Waxsman and Steve Freedman. Randy Leichman, kneeling Bobby Berger, Steve Cherniak, Joel
Chudnow, Randy Friedman, SidBesmertnik.
U.S. intends to employ
foReiqn Ubor in Sinai
"Red Stockings" standing, Glenn Tobin, Joel Zeman, Rich Berger, Jeff Bisker and Bill Hirshberg,
kneeling David Boggs, Mike Fogarty, Bob Rothenberg and Mike Eisenstadt, captain.
"Macho Men"
Kaplan; kneeling.
standing, Much We,ss, Ralph Steinberg, ItmHoranJoe Kerstein, Hal Garyn. Hub
Carl Stevens. Mort Barron, Gil Weisman, captain. Jack Sandier.
The American intention to
employ foreign labor in the
construction of two new
military air bases in the
Negev has Histadrut of-
ficials worried.
The U.S. plans to bring
some 2,500 foreign workers
to Israel, probably from
South Korea or other
countries, to work on the
airfields that the U.S. will
retary general of Histadrut, has
no objection to foreign labor. But
at a meeting with Defense
Minister Ezer Weizman who
signed the construction
agreement with Pentagon of-
ficials last week, he insisted the
employment of any workers.
Israeli or foreign, must be co-
ordinated with Histadrut. He
said the labor federation has
international obligations and
agreements to safeguard the
rights of any workers in Israel.
Meshel also has met with two
senior American officers, one
from the U.S. Air Force and the
other from the Defense Depart-
ment. He explained that Israel's
economy would be harmed if
Israeli workers were lured by
higher pay away from their
regular jobs to work in the
He said the hiring of workers
from the Israeli labor market
should not be on an individual
basis but through existing
agencies in consultation with
Histadrut. The latter, he said,
must be involved in setting the
terms of employment. Weizman
has reportedly assured Meshel
that his agreement with the
Pentagon does not preclude this.
MEANWHILE. Israel Goral-
nik, director general of the Labor
and Social Affairs Ministry, has
warned that the manpower
shortage in Israel's construction
industry threatens the successful
redeployment of the Israel army
once it evacuates Sinai. He said
foreign labor would be
unavoidable, and their recruit-
ments must be carried out in an
orderly manner, bearing in mind
that they are only temporary
Goralnik said a special team
will be appointed to deal with
work permits for all foreign
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek welcomes an Arab citizen at one of the
municipality's receptions near the Walls of the Old Citv.
We are having an end of the year closing sale at
Rodeph Sholom Gift Shop during the month of May.
Everything 15-20%off. We have everything from AZ
Open every Tuesday & Wednesdays 2pm-4pm and
Sunday Mornings 10am-12Noon
Rodeph Sholom Gift Shop
2713 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa,Fla. 33609
HBel School of Tampa Parents Assoc.
An Evening with The Bucs
Sunday, June 3, 19796pm
Jewish Community Center
Adults-$3.75 Children-$2.75
For Dinner and Evening Reservations send check and
coupon no later than May 25th to:
Mrs. Laura Kraltzar
4111 W. Plan St.
Tampa, Fla. 33809

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. May 25,1979
I Ed Maley-Judo Professor 1
JCC 'Senior Project'
At an age when some men are
just beginning to relax a bit. 47-
year-old Ed Maley (owner of the
Florida School of Judo), was re-
cently honored by the U.S. Judo
Association with a sixth degree
red and white belt, and is now
recognized as a "professor."
Ed stands only 5 feet 6 inches
and weighs 185 pounds. Yet he
has reached the apex in his pro-
fession, the point reserved for the
The normal progression of
United States Judo Association
rankings that Ed has gone
through to reach this point is:
white belt, yellow belt, green belt,
three degrees of brown belt, five
degrees of black belt, finally to
sixth degree of red and white
belt. Plus, there is a 12-year wait
from the fifth degree of black belt
until one can be awarded the red
and white belt and become a pro-
fessor of judo.
Ed last competed in 1965,
when he won his seventh straight
Florida State Championship.
However, he stays busy now
teaching judo, combative
measures, weightlifting. jujitsu
and massage therapy.
In the Olympic trials three
years ago, four students from his
school competed and one student
went as far as competing with the
bronze medal winner. In addition,
Ed has taught the junior national
champions, to mention just a few
of the 50,000 men, women and
children Ed Maley has in-
structed. Among his students
now are six policewomen and 200
It is obvious that size and age
do not count very much when you
are Ed Maley, "professor of
"A Day in the Life of the Jew-
ish Community Center's Senior
Project" was the focus of an open
house planned May 24 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JCC, accord-
ing to Donna Davis, program
The public was invited to
watch classes in action, or join in;
ask questions of the mavin in-
residence; laugh and loaf in the
Senior Lounge with music,
games, and refreshments; and
just schmooze with staff, volun-
teers, senior participants and
it is hoped new-found friends.
The scheduled activities in-
cluded: 10 a.m.-noon Mavin-
in-residence, socializing, games in
Senior Lounge; 12-1:30 p.m.,
duplicate bridge class. Senior
Lounge; 2-4 p.m. Rummy-Q (an
easy-to-learn table game) class in
the Senior Lounge and indivi-
dualized physical fitness class for
senior women in the gym.
Recreation activities and assist
tance with problems and ques-
tions of many kinds are provided
to anyone 60 or over in Hills-
borough County, through the
Jewish Community Center s
Senior Project. Anyone wanting
details about other classes and
special events and services is
invited to call the Jewish Com-
munity Center. (Tampa Bus Line
Route 4, get off at Swann and
Gomez one block east of
The services of the senior
project are available for free,
though donations are always wel-
come. The project is funded in
part by the Older Americans Act,
through the auspices of the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council and Floridas HRS.
Ed Maley was recently honored by the U.S. Judo Association with a
sixth degree red and white belt and is now recognized as a 'professor.
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Bar Mitzvah
:: Douglas Michael Horn, son of Doris and Sidney
Horn, was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
on Saturday, May 16. at Temple Schaarai Zedek.
Doug is a seventh grader at Young Junior High
: and is concentrating on his tennis. He also enjoys
soccer and played on the Falcons, which had an
undefeated season in the Forest Hills Soccer
g League.
:: The out-of-town guests included Douglas
grandmother, Jeanne Miller, Miami; Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice Horn and family, New York; Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Teperman, New York; Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Miller, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Mike
:: Finkelstein, Coral Springs; Dr. and Mrs. Bennett
:>: Silverstein. Columbia. Md.; and Mr. and Mrs.
Allan Salkind. Penn Valley, Pa.

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neo-nazis flex them muscles
jntinued from Page 4
jits kind on record, the
larian Interior Ministry said
inswer to a parliamentary
y. It alone was not enough to
^ant application for a ban.
he Verfassungsschutz, or
for the Protection of the
titution, does not yet see
[need for drastic action.
JLIKE left-wingers, or so
domestic intelligence
aorities reckon, the right-wing
emists lack both a coherent
klogy and a significant
aber of sympathizers.
["hey can't even store their
es in NPD (National Demo-
t) cellars," one Special Branch
cer recently jibed.
Jut the security authorities
no longer afford to dismiss
i with a wave of the hand. In
nover two dozen neo-Nazis
arrested for distributing
Lhibited National Socialist
They had taken part in an un-
used demonstration for the
fease from custody of Michael
men, head of the Hamburg
it-wing group known as the
nsa Gang.
(uhnen, Hoffmann and their
are gaining growing support
action to go with wild talk.
ey are no longer content to
jb swastikas on walla or
ndalize Jewish cemeteries.
["Terror is a must if changes
to be brought about," says
infred Roeder, a right-wing
vyer who has chosen to go
> HE IS by no means on his own
Sth this view. Last February a
sup of neo-Nazi terrorists were
Blight in Schleswig-Holstein.
ley had attacked Dutch
sldiers stationed in Germany
id committed robberies with
[iolence in Hamburg and
Their loot consisted of
)M90,000 in cash and four sub-
achine guns.
The raids were planned at
fikinK-Hof, a farm owned by 41-
year-old shop assistant Uwe
Rohwer in Dorpstedt, Schleswig-
Holstein. He was one of a gang of
The other four were Lutz
Wegener, Lothar Schulte. Man-
fred Borm and Klaus-Dieter Puls.
WEGENER, a 20-year-old
photographer, was a 'founder
member of the self-styled NS>
DAP Gau Hamburg and a
member of SA Sturm 8. Mai and
the Hansa Gang.
Schulte was a Bundeswehr
warrant officer dismissed for
maltreatment of his men. Bonn
was deputy Gau leader of Schles-
wig-Holstein Viking Youth.
Puls, a 36-year-old mechanic,
was proved to be in touch with a
neo-Nazi combat group in Mainz.
Rohwer and his terrorist
cronies are indicative of the
change that has taken place on
the outside right of the political
THE NPD, with 9,000 mem-
bers, is still the largest single
organization but has long for-
feited its claim to clear leadership
of right-wing extremists.
New factions still further to the
right are steadily emerging. Their
membership is infinitesimal, but
they testify to increasing
militancy and are gradually up-
staging everyone else.
Special Branch officers, have
compiled dossiers on about
twenty such groups with about
1,000 active members of whom
200 are rated hard-core neo-
Skipping the official jargon,
they are said to be based on Hoff-
mann's Wehrsportgruppe. They
have established conspiratorial
links with each other to set up a
terrorist infrastructure along left-
wing lines.
These ties were proved in a
series of raids on the homes of
fifteen young neo-Nazis in Hesse,
North Rhine-Westphalia and
Lower Saxony.
IN HOMES and hideouts the
police unearthed a fair assort-
ment of weapons, uniforms and
Nazi memorabilia.
There were rifles, revolvers,
submachine guns, hand
grenades, any amount of am-
munition, several kilos of ex-
plosive, denims and Wehrmacht
There were photos and pictures
of Hitler, skull emblems and SS
symbols, plus the latest in neo-
Nazi propaganda supplied by the
NSD AP-Auslandtorganisation
run by Gary Rex Lauck in
Lincoln, Nebr.
The police also recovered radio
equipment and 41 walkie-talkies
stolen in Hoxter last August.
Raids on Bundeswehr arms
depots and the armories of other
NATO units stationed in Ger-
many used to be attributed,
maybe wrongly, to left-wingers.
Today's right-wing extremists
have more in mind than playing
at soldiers. The finds included
wigs and forged passports.
IN HESSE the police even
came across a blacklist of 500
public figures said to include
political scientist Eugen Kogon
and Robert Kempner, assistant
chief U.S. counsel for the
prosecution at the Nuremberg
war crimes tribunal.
Neo-Nazi activities were on the
increase in 1977, and continued to
increase last year, the govern-
ment's annual report on political
extremism notes.
Social Democrat Rudolf
Hauck, chairman of the Bundes-
tag committee on youth, family
and health affairs, says the
number of right-wing excesses
seems to have nearly doubled.
In 1977, forty cases of violence
by right-wing extremists came to
light; in the first six months of
last year they numbered twenty-
THE BONN government,
Minister Antje Huber recently
admitted, is alarmed at the in-
crease in aggression and violence
of young neo-Fascists.
The recent series of raids on
arms caches shed light on an
intriguing fact. Left-wing ter-
rorists are almost invariably
senior school students, university
students and graduates.
Their right-wing counterparts
are mainly young workmen and
artisans aged 18 to 30. Only one
of the right-wingers arrested was
a high school student.
Few of them are likely to be
dedicated, root and branch neo-
Nazis. Academics and edu-
cationalists agree why lower
socio-economic groups are
tending to glorify Hitler and the
Third Reich.
They are not unduly serious
about identifying themselves
with Nazi ideology. Their passing
interest is mainly the result of
juvenile unemployment.
"Adolf did something about
unemployment," a rocker ex-
plained to Hamburg clergyman
Werner Jeschonowski some time
"IT IS certainly worth noting
that these organizations have
succeeded in recruiting more than
a mere handful of young sup-
porters since the mid-'70s, says
Georg Hundt, deputy national
chairman of the Jung-
demokraten, or youth section of
the Free Democrats.
"Their membership began to
increase at a time which coin-
cided to an alarming degree with
the onset of juvenile unemploy-
Another interpretation of the
apparent juvenue Nazi renais-
sance was made at a conference of
youth groups in Gauting, near
Munich. Gerhard Paul of the
Volkshochschulverband, an asso-
ciation of municpal further
education centers, put the point.
young people now aged 18, he
said, consciously regard banned
Nazi symbols as parapolitical
protest symbols against a humil-
iating social environment, lack of
prospects and feelings of having
been left to their own devices.
This is why youngsters whose
knowledge of history is based on
pulp magazines think nothing of
donning black shirts and going
on the rampage against every-
thing they feel is to blame for
their humble role in society.
In groups misled, by pocket
fuhrers like Roeder, Hoffmann or
Rohwer they feel powerful for
once but merely have the wool
pulled over their uncritical eyes.
THEY HAVE even been
persuaded to put on donkey's
masks and parade placards pro-
claiming: "And I am a donkey
(fool) enough still to believe Jews
were sent to the gas chamber in
The groundwork is laid by calls
for a strongman in times of crisis
and also, says Maria Kopper-
nagel of the Catholic Youth
League, by the "uninhibited mer-
chandizing of literature glorify-
ing war and either revelling in
National Socialism or claiming it
was harmless."
The government's white paper
on political extremism confirms
an unprecedented increase in the
circulation of brochures seeking
to justify whatever the Nazis are
admitted to have done.
It is a challenge to the
educational system. Hanover
youth research specialist Walter
Jaide concludes from a poll of
5,000 senior school and trades
college students.
FIFTEEN percent show scant
understanding of "cumbersome
and intractable democratic
There is a widespread belief
that the country's political prob-
lems can best be solved by tough
and determined action by strong
Jaide feels this failure to
appreciate (and naive view of)
democratic rules and risks is the
crux of the problem.
"When you've a bellyful of lead
it hardly matters whether the
culprit was a right-wing loony or
a crank who knows his Marx
inside out," says the head of
Hamburg's Office for the Pro-
tection of the Constitution.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 25,1979
Siqnipicant dates in the histopy of JeRusalem
9 King David built his walled city of Jerusalem about 1000
BCE, to the south of the Old City which still stands today.
Apart from the period during which its inhabitants were taken
into captivity in Babylon, it remained the capital city of the '
Jewish people down to its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE.
9 Although the Romans ejected the whole population and
renamed the place Aelia Capitolina, Jews began filtering back
after Bar Kochba's attempt to reconquer it in 132-136 failed.
Meanwhile, Jerusalem remained under Roman rule from 70 to
324, was under Byzantine rule from 324 to 614, and under
Persian rule from 614 to 638.
9 The Jewish population periodically grew during these six
centuries and at two moments looked like being restored to a
dominant role in its old capital. In 362, the Roman Emperor
Julian promised to restore Jerusalem to the Jews and allow
them to rebuild the Temple. In 614, the Persians installed a
Jewish administration which ruled the city for three years.
9 The population of the city as a whole fluctuated wildly.
Prior to the destruction by the Romans, Jerusalem had 200,000
inhabitants. Under the Byzantines, it moved up and down, but
was rarely more than 80,000.
9 In 638, Jerusalem was conquered by the Moslem
followers of Muhammed. The whole area of Palestine was ruled
from Mecca, but a provinicial administrative center was set up
at Ramleh, roughly half-way between Jerusalem and the
Mediterranean. There was no attempt by the Moslems to turn
Jerusalem into any kind of administrative capital. During the
7th century, its population dropped to about 30,000.
9 Moslem rule continued until 1099, when the city was
captured by the Christian Crusaders. Their brutal massacre ot
the inhabitants, both Moslems and Jews, resulted in the
population dropping as low as 3,000. For a short time only, no
Jews were left in Jerusalem. They returned as soon as the first
fury of Christian fanaticism wore off.
9 The Christians governed Jerusalem for over a century,
the Mamelukes for three centuries, and the Ottoman Turks from
1518 to 1917. At no stage of these nine centuries was there
anything that might be called "Arab" government of Jerusalem.
At no stage, either, was the city capital of a province, let alone of
any sort of State. At all stages, a Jewish presence was main-
tained in Jerusalem, and Jews returned there whenever they
9 By 1844, the Jews had become by far the biggest single
community in Jerusalem. They numbered 7,120, against 5,000
Moslems and 3,390 Christians. The Christians, of course, in-
cluded many people who had no ties with the area other than
temporary service in churches and religious institutions.
9 By about 1870, the Jews of Jerusalem became an overall
majority in the city. This became the case for certain in 1872,
when there were 10,600 Jews, against 5,000 Moslems and 5,300
Christians. There has been an overall majority of Jews in
Jerusalem ever since.
9 Thus, in 1905, there were 40,000 Jews, vis-a-vis 7,000
Moslems and 13,000 Christians; in 1931, there were 51,000 Jews,
with 19,000 Moslems and 19,000 Christians; and in 1948,
100,000 Jews, vis-a-vis 40,000 Moslems and 25,000 Christians.
9 The Jewish population has continued to grow steadily
ever since. In 1977, it reached approximately 270,000 out of a
total population of under 380,000.
The Conscious Tie
Only in the min6 of
Jews GveRywhepe
Prof. Andre Neher was born in France in 1914
and settled in Jerusalem in 1970. He is a veteran
educator who has taught in France and Israel and is
an international authority on philosophy and
theology. He has published about 20 books in his
field and has also been active in public life in such
organizations as the World Jewish Congress, the
World Union of Jewish Students and the Alliance
Israelite Universelle.
The intertwining of Jerusalem
and the irreplaceable has never
been felt by human consciousness
with as much obstinate strength
and poignant evidence as by the
very consciousness that dis-
covered it on the banks of the
rivers of Babylon and which, ever
since, without respite, pause or
parenthesis, has sensed it, sung
it, cried out for it throughout the
course of history Jewish con-
Indeed, Christian conscious-
ness very rapidly found another
Jerusalem in Rome and in the
heavens; Moslem consciousness,
too, from the time it came into
being, built one in Mecca and
Medina; finally, agnostic con-
sciousness erected still others in
Paris, New York, and Peking.
ONLY THE Jews, long before
there were any Christians, Mos-
lems or believers in a third testa-
ment, would have no other and
have, ever since, with fierce
steadfastness, persisted in their
refusal to replace Jerusalem,
though it be only ruins and dust,
by another Jerusalem, though it
be heavenly or like Paradise.
We will have no other, cried the
Jews during the nights of bitter
weeping and in the first light of
dawn; we will have no other, said
the Jews, fritting their teeth or
with the ghost of a bitter smile,
every time that, on the road of
their long Exile, they were of-
fered in exchange a final and
peaceful stopping place within a
Jerusalem other than that which,
lying there, on its rock, seemed
quite dead and could only present
them with the stones of an aging
Wall, the access to which, more-'
over, would soon be denied them.
/ will have no other because,
indeed, the Exile has never been
to me a fortuitous march without
compass. Never, in the worst of
my flights, have I been a wan-
without landmarks. Every
step had a meaning: never have I
been the Wandering Jew.
I HAVE always been the
pilgrim of Jerusalem. Every
wandering was oriented towards
it. Never have I felt settled any-
where: my prayers, my offerings,
my yearnings, and often my
steps made me the everlasting
Lover of Zion. Every martyrdom
was a sacrifice because the
endless dreams of my people
brought the humblest, but also
the most sorrowful of my ashes,
to the Mount of Olives.
Thus, Exile itself, was a road
returning to Jerusalem. And
now that this road has
brought me back to
Jerusalem; now that its
name is Israel and that there
it exists, built up, lined with
tears, laughter, trees, and
human beings as manifold as
the millions of the irreplace-
ables, who while they lived
and when they died, had no
other names upon their lips
but Jerusalem; now that
Jerusalem is not anymore
the symbol of the irreplace-
able but stands for its
reality; now do you believe
that I, a Jew, would love
another ?
Thus, Exile itself was a road
returning to Jerusalem. And now
that this road has brought me
back to Jerusalem; now that its
name' is Israel of that there it
exists, built up, lined with tearsj
laughter, trees and human beings
as manifold as the millions of
irreplaceables, who, while they
lived and when they died, had no
other names upon their lips but
Jerusalem; now that Jerusalem is
not anymore the symbol of the
irreplaceable but stands for its
reality; now do you believe that
I, a Jew, would love another,
have another, accept another
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
JeRusalem: A Unique City, A holy City
ontinued fron| Page 2
Lrs on the Mount of Olives"
lie 8).
this commitment. For
Irst time in centuries, Jews
[completely barred from the
[City and its holy places.
Moslem citizens of Israel
Jnot allowed to visit Islam's
places in East Jerusalem.
addition Jordan had
|xed the city by force, an act
was strongly rejected by
I Arab world. It was recog-
. only by Great Britain and
Btan. With the annexation of
.astern part of the city, a
pmatic elimination of every
sh trace began. The Jewish
_er was laid waste. Fifty-
J synagogues, some of great
Juity, were destroyed or
Among these was the
vu synagogue which stood
even centuries (since 1267) as
ntlmark in Jerusalem until it
deliberately destroyed. On
1ount of Olives, the Jewish
ptery was leveled and the
bstones used as building
trials for the public and the
lanian army barracks.
Jiring this entire period, the
Id remained silent in spite of
Ish protests. There was no
Jirity Council meeting when
sh synagogues were burned,
sh graves torn up and
fish shrines closed off in an
of hate. There was no single
Session of dismay when the
(lanian government sought to
the Jewish identity of the
Jure was no single voice of
Ippmval when the Jordanians
action against the Christian
jbitants of Jerusalem (whose
bber declined from 25,000 in
to 11,000 at the end of the
lanian occupation in 1967).
city in 1967 was the fulfill-
Bhi of a dream tor which
lis and Jews the world over
prayed for centuries. The
Mem Wall, the holiest site of
Jewish people, having
kiained intact since the
ktruction of the Temple, is
lain under Jewish rule. A few
lys afier the reunification of the
By city, the heads of all the reli-
gious denominations were in-
formed officially that they would
enjoy freedom of worship, of
religion and belief such as
Jerusalem had not known for two
thousand years.
Today, instead of the destruc-
tion and the restriction of free
access to the city Jerusalem is
a free city, an open city to all its
citizens, be they Jews, Moslems,
or Christians. It is open to all
members of all faiths from all
' nations, even to those who claim
to be Israel's enemies.
Israel's policy is governed by
the "Protection of Holy Places
Law" of June 28, 1967, according
to which unrestricted access to
respective holy places is guar-
anteed to members of all faiths.
JERUSALEM IS more than a
site of holy places; it is a city, a
living and breathing one, a
human community engaged in all
aspects of everyday life.
Jerusalem's population has in-
creased tremendously during the
last century. Before the destruc-
tion of the Second Temple,
Jerusalem had 200,000 Jewish
inhabitants; subsequently it
became a provincial townlet.
Under the Byzantines, the
population was 80,000. After the
Arab conquest in the seventh
century, it declined to 30,000. In
early Crusader times, it was as
low as 3,000. Then it rose to
30,000, only to drop back to
10,000 towards the end of the
Mamluk period. Under the Otto-
mans, it ranged between 10,000
and 15.000.
The Jews were the first, in the
mid-19th century, to build new
quarters outside the wall of the
Old City. From then on, there
was a rapid rise in the city's
population, and in the proportion
of Jews in it. It is now more
than a hundred years since the
Jews again became, and have
remained, a majority. Now it is a
home of 372.000 inhabitants. 72
-per cent of whom are Jews and
the rest of whom are Moslems
and Christians of all denomina-
.It is the first time in history
that Jerusalem has reached a
level of harmony and peaceful
coexistence among its various
communities, in spite of
terrorism and agitation from
Israel will not allow this city to
again become a torn city, divided
at war. It will not allow the free-
dom for all religions, which has
been the pride of the Israeli
administration, to be replaced by
restrictions, discrimination, or
dnti-Jewish and anti-Christian
laws of the Jordanian regime.
Israel has proven it can be
capable, just and trustworthy in
peaceful administration of a
united Jerusalem. The record of
the last 12 years since the
reunification of the city speaks
for itself.
The centrality of Jerusalem in
Jewish faith and tradition and
the intensity of Jewish feeling are
reflected in 2,000-year-old
prayers repeated throughout the
centuries, "Next Year in Jeru-
salem." The Jewish people
cannot give up Jerusalem, nor
can or will they ever again
remove their capital from Jeru-
salem. Jerusalem, D. C. will
remain united fprever as the
capital of the State of Israel.
Jordanian bunker built with tombstones from Jerusalem's Mount of Olives
S. Quioelines fern mio6le Cast &Re CRiticizeo
Continued from Page 3
iportant reasons for the U.S. to j 8rae]
ipport Israeli superiority."
Israel, he noted, "relies on
chnological superiority to
^mpensate for her geographic
od demographic vulnerability,"
lid "moreover, in the context of
Either Israeli territorial with-
awls, it will become more,
kther than less, difficult for
fcrael to strike an adequate
a lance between geography,
jmography and military
chnology, particuarly if the
sw of U.S. weapon systems and
lpportive equipment is
strained. Dr. Quandt would do
vi-ii to play closer attention to
ese points when discussing the
military balance and U.S. arms
ales policy in the Middle East."
criticism of Quandt's views,
3erry found "some difficulty
reconciling Quandt's emphasis on
the regional, rather than global,
determinants of the Arab-Israeli
Iconflict," with "Quandt's
[suggestion that U.S. policy
follow the guidelines of the well-
known peace plan published by
I the Brookings Institution" which
'Perry noted Quandt helped to
negotiations the
territorial concessions required
by U.N. Resolution 242," Perry
wrote. "This position, it seems to
me, is not likely to inspire Israeli
confidence in American peace-
making activities."
Regarding Churba's The
Politics of Defeat, Perry wrote,
Churba "contends that the
paramount American interest >i>
the Middle East is politico-
strategic namely 'to prevent
the area from falling under the
domination of the Soviet Union
and being manipulated against
the West.' "
In calling explicity for Isareli
[withdrawal to the June, 1967
borders, as well as for the
J establishment of an independent
> Palestinian state, the Brookings
plan prejudges prior to Arab-
TO THIS, Perry added that
Churba's "central thesis" is that
"Israel has been, and hopefully
will remain, an invaluable
strategic asset for the U.S.,
serving as a stable bastion
against Soviet influence and
providing an alternative, via the
Israeli Defense Force, to direct
American intervention as in
the September 1970 Jordan crisis
. In short, Israel stands as
America's only proven and
reliable ally in the Middle East,
and. in association with Turkey,
Iran and hopefully a
Christian Lebanon could well
emerge aa a central regional
linchpin in the U.S. western
security structure."
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Basically, Perry continued, "I
have little quarrel with Churba's
estimation of Israel's strategic
value to the U.S.. or with his
concern for Israeli concerns in the
wake of the post-1973 military
buildups among the surrounding
Arab states."
He observed, however, that
"Churba overstates the case"
regarding "Soviet manipulation"
in the Middle East, "conferring
upon Moscow a degree of in-
fluence which is yet to be
PERRY SAID that he is
"disappointed that neither
author has made a more rigorous
attempt to draw together the
global and regional components
of U.S. Mideast policy, stressing
the interplay between American
strategic interests and the
pressures for a more concerted
American diplomatic effort
toward peace in the Middle
The U.S., he said, "now must
contend with a host of regional
and global trends, including the
proliferation of advanced weapon
systems, the loss of overseas
bases, and Soviet naval ex-
pansion "at a time when
American dependence on oil
supplies from the Persian Gulf-
Arabian Peninsula area is in-
creasing and the need for friendly
relations with the major oil
producers especially Saudi
Arabia seems pressing.
Inevitably, such factors which
: are largely geopolitical will
influence the way American
' policymakers approach the
question of an Arab-Israeli
i settlement"

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Jerusalem United Will not fall again
Continued from Page 1
and there are some outstanding
ones among them. In particular,
the reconstruction of the Jewish
Quarter of the Old City, which
had been razed by the Jordanian
occupation between 1948 and
1967, is recognized as something
of a masterpiece architects of
world fame, such as Moshe
Safdie, having had a hand in it.
capital city worthy of Israel, one
of the most beautiful cities, and
perhaps the most moving, in the
world. A great deal still remains
to be done, and a great deal is
being done at this very moment,
but what has been achieved
already stands as a monument to
the enterprise and imagination of
all those who have taken part in
this transformation. Twelve
years is not a long time in the life
of any city, and but a fleeting
moment in Jerusalem's own
three-thousand years since King
David established himself there
and King Solomon, his son, built
the Temple.
But these twelve short years
have been enough to convert
Jerusalem from the backwater it
had been since its partition in
1948, worth scarcely a one-day
excursion for the average tourist,
into the magnificent city it has
now become.
The political future, however,
is still uncertain. For the Jews, of
course, there is no uncertainty:
Jerusalem has always been their
capital, even while they lan-
guished in exile, as it is their
capital today and will remain
their capital forever. But this is a
strictly Jewish viewpoint, con-
tested violently by the Arabs and
by Moslems as a whole, and not
accepted officially by anyone
THERE IS no country that
has formally recognized Jeru-
salem as Israel's capital, and
there probably wil not be as long
as the Arab-Israel conflict con-
tinues. Even Egypt's President
Sadat, though he visited Jeru-
salem and prayer at the El-Aksa
Mosque in the formerly Jordan-
occupied Old City, has been
unable to accept the sovereignty
over the entire city which Israel
claims and has exercised for the
past twelve years.
If the world does not recognize
Jerusalem as Israel's capital, it is
for political reasons rather than
religious: to do so would be to in-
furiate and antagonize every
Moslem country, and especially
the Arabs, and this is something
no state, however powerful, is
ready to do in the light of the
economic and political realities of
our day.
As long ago as 1937, when
Britain's Royal Commission,
headed by Lord Peel, first recom-
mended the partition of Palestine
and creation of separate Arab
and Jewish states, it deliberately
excluded Jerusalem, which it pre-
ferred to maintain under a British
mandate. Later, in 1947. the UN
Special Committee on Palestine,
which again recommended parti-
tion, proposed that Jerusalem be
placed under an international
WHEN THE UN General As-
sembly, on November 29, 1947,
accepted this recommendation,
together with its special pro-
vision for Jerusalem, it added a
rider which, for one reason or
another, escaped general atten-
tion. This laid it down that the
international regime was to
remain in force, in the first in-
stance, for a period not exceeding
ten years. The whole scheme was
then to be subject to reexamina-
tion by the UN Trusteeship
Council "in the light of the exper-
ience acquired with its function-
ing", and the residents of Jeru-
salem were to be free "to express
by means of a referendum their
wishes as to possible modifica-
tions of the regime of the City."
Since the population of Jeru-
salem in 1947 consisted of
100,000 Jews and 65,000 Arabs
(of whom only slightly more than
half were Moslems), we were able
to look forward with confidence
to the outcome of the proposed
referendum. Today the outcome
would be more decisive still.
But the future of Jerusalem
will not be decided by the demo-
cratic vote of its citizens even
the most democratic of demo-
cracies, led by the United States,
would not agree to this. Everyone
knows that Jerusalem is not
mentioned even once in the
Koran and that it occurs some
I seven-hundred times in the Old
that it is to Jerusalem that Jews,
wherever they are. turn in prayer,
while all Moslems turn to Mecca.
If proof were needed that it was
not religion that counted but
politics, surely it is here as in
many other examples as well.
The King of Saudi Arabia com-
plains, as his father did before
him, that he cannot come to pray
at El Aksa as long as it is under
Israeli rule: but, like his father
again, he forgets to add that he
never came to El Aksa even once
during all the nineteen years of
Jordanian (that is, Moslem)
So the future of Jerusalem will
have to be decided along political
lines. What these could or should
be, it is too early to say, especial-
ly as long as peace even with
Egypt still seems precarious, and
the fate of the West Bank and of
Gaza is still so far from settled.
There are some who think that
Israel could well afford to eive up
sovereignty over El Aksa and the
Dome of the Rock and the
esplanade on which they stand.
THERE COULD scarcely be
any Jewish religious objection to
this, since Orthodox Jews are
forbidden by their law to set foot
there for fear of trespassing on
the site of the Holy of Holies.
Israel, even now, leaves the
administration of these shrines
wholly in the hands of the
Moslem clergy, having no desire
either to interfere or to carry
responsibility for them.
If the King of Saudi Arabia
were offered sovereignty over
this enclave, in the same way as
Committee Set
foR negotiations
At 61 Apish
six-man ministerial team, headed
by Interior Minister Yosef Burg
of the National Religious Party,
has been named to conduct the
negotiations with Egypt over
autonomy for the Palestinians on
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
They were selected at a meet-
ing last Friday of the 11-man
ministerial committee that will
draft Israel's autonomy pro-
posals under the chairmanship of
1 Prime Minister Menachem
begin on Friday alternating
between El Ansh in Sinai and
Beersheba. The Israeli delegation
will report back periodically to
the larger body which will decide
issues of policy. The 11-man
group is expected to meet several
times before the negotiations
start in order to map out Israel's
non-terrorist related offenses
In addition to Burg, the nego-
tiating team will consist of For-
eign Minister Moshe Dayan, De-
fense Minister Ezer Weizman,
Agriculture Minister Ariel
Sharon, Deputy Premier Yigael
Yadin and Minister-Without-
Portfolio Moshe Nissim.
The appointment of Burg to
head the group is seen as a
shrewd political move by Begin
to molify the fears of the NRP
and other circles uneasy about
the affect of autonomy on Israel's
hold over the West Bank and
Gaza and especially the fate of
the Jewish settlements in those
BURG WAS selected after
Dayan made it clear that he did
not want to head the team whose
ambit of authority he felt would
be too limited. Dayan denied in a
published interview recent
reports of tension between
himself and Begin. "I know of
none and feel none," he told a
Israeli paratroopers at the Western Wall on June 7, 1967, the day o]
liberation of Old Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.
the Pope enjoys sovereignty over
the Vatican City, could he really
nothing material by giving up her
sovereignty over what is the only
genuine Moslem Holy Place in
Jerusalem, a sovereignty which
even now she hardly exercises
except in theory. She could offi
this in exchange for recognition
of her sovereignty over the rest of
the city in which Moslems have
but secular concerns.
This would be a highly rational
and an eminently political solu-
Who cares
about Reba?
She came to Israel twenty years ago from Poland
with her husband and three fine sons. Illness took her
husband from her. Wars took her sons. Now she lives
alone with her memories. The world is hardly aware
that she is in it.
There are many Rebas. In Israel. Here. The world
over. It is possible to forget them.
But to forget Reba, you must forget who yCU ore.
You must ignore a heritage of nearly six thousand years
of shared joy and suffering-the oneness of all Jews
everywhere. Reba is you-and her needs are your needs,
with a different emphasis.
Renew yourself as you renew her life-and Jewish
life everywhere. Make you pledge today to the 1979
Who cares about Reba?
We do. You do.
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