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]
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Febraury 15, 1980
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v. : ill. ;


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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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wjemsfi Meridian
Off Tampa
R Number 7
Tampa, Florida Friday, February 15,1980
fnd Sfiochti
Price 35 Cents
alb Dinner Brings Campaign to $543,388
Kalb congratulates Tampa Jewish Fed-
Campaign Chairman Michael Levine on the
i of the campaign kick-off dinner.
200 Tampa Jewish community
leaders pleged close to $400,000
last Saturday night and helped
push the 1980 Tampa Jewish
Federation-UJA campaign total
over the half-way mark.
Totals announced by Cam-
paign Chairman Michael L.
Levine, following the 1980
Campaign Inaugural Dinner
address by CBS-TV com-
mentator Marvin Kalb, show
that money and pledges for the
drive now stand at $543,388.
The figure is a record for a
campaign opening, Gary Alter,
Executive Director of the Tampa
Jewish Federation, said. He also
noted that the dinner pledges are
47 per cent ahead of last year.
Goal for this year is $1 million.
Kalb, eloquent, informative
and inspiring, projected a sense
of urgency with his remarks
describing how the ad-
ministration's lack of constancy
in its policy has maneuvered this
country to the brink of a nuclear
In Carter's effort to ramrod an
Israeli-Egyptian peace on his
own, eliminating Russia from the
negotiations, he not only angered
the Russians, but he overlooked
two factors, Kalb said: "You
cannot have a quick and easy
issian Family's Possessions
\e Seized at Moscow Airport

mg journey from Riga to Tampa
Void Mark Belkin. (Photo by
"Our belongings were confiscated at the air-
port in Moscow." This was our introduction to
Galina and Lev Belkin, and their 4-year-old son,
Mark, arriving at Tampa International Airport
from Rome, via New York.
The Tampa Jewish Social Service and Tampa
Jewish Federation with their Russian Reset-
tlement Program brought this new family to
More than six weeks ago the Belkins went by
train from Riga, Latvia, U.S.S.R. to Moscow. At
the Sheremetyevo Airport, as Galina clutched a
gold ring in the palm of her hand, authorities
seized it. They told her the ring hadn't been listed
with their personal goods, therefore thegovern-
ment took everything they had brought with
them, everything but one small suitcase. The
Belkins were told this was punishment for
withholding the ring.
These possessions, money, clothing, linens,
jewelry, and 400 grams of silver (silverware) were
going to be the link between their old home and
new home.
THIS FAMILY now traveled, with the one
small suitcase, to Vienna and then to Rome.
There they waited with thousands of other
emigrants, living in crowded quarters, for the visa
which would take them to the United States.
A group of local people, some from the Tampa
Jewish Social Service and some of the Russian
Continued on Pane 2
iraeli Scholar Outlines
eaty's Harsh Realities
rice peace?
i of Israel, how about
n entire city that
ved out of the sands
v How about giving
W wells owned by the
country? And absorbing a rate of
inflation doubling every year?
Those aren't merely points out
of a UJA pamphlet. Eighteen
young Jewish women attending a
Tampa Jewish Federation Essen-
tial Division meeting heard them
from an Israeli scholar-in-resi-
dence who arrived in this country
just two weeks before.
Sitting in the parlor of Mrs.
Leslie Balis' home in Temple
Terrace, the women heard Dr.
Israel Nachshon, a member of the
Continued on Page 3
solution in the Middle East. You
cannot have a quick and easy
solution to the Palestinian
Kalb also emphasized that the
United States is taking Israel for
granted in its efforts to broaden
its base in the Middle East.
"Israel, he said, "is but one of
a dozen true democracies among
the 152 countries in the United
Nations and the most
dependable ally of the U.S. in the
Middle East."
At a time when the United
Slates is getting a reputation of
"not sticking with friends," Kalb
said." We cannot afford to violate
the friendship of Israel, Canada
and other democracies with
which we have a common in-
terest." We could only hurt
ourselves, the veteran CBS
analyst and commentator said.
Dick Turkel, vice chairman of
Continued on Page 2
Marvin Kalb, CBS dip-
lomatic correspondent, ad-
dressing the Campaign In-
augural dinner of the
Tampa Jewish Federation
last Saturday night.
Women's Division
Gears Up For
Maas Fashions
The Feb. 24 Maas Brothers
"Best of Design" show honoring
the Women's Division of the
Tampa Jewish Federation-UJA
1980 campaign is filling up
RSVPs to mailed invitations
have beeircoming in daily at the
Federation office, indicating a
large turnout for the 5:30 p.m.
Sunday event in the Suncoast
Restaurant in the Westshore
Maas Brothers store.
Since attendance is limited,
Maureen Cohn and Sharon Stein,
co-chairmen of the event, suggest
those planning to attend make
their reservations early. A mini-
mum commitment of $150 to the
Federation campaign is required
to attend.
Featured guest of the evening
will be Ava Dinstein, wife of
Israel's economic minister to the
United States and noted Israeli
spokeswoman. Mrs. Dinstein was
born in Jerusalem to a family
well-known in the Zionist move-
ment. Her father was the Zionist
leader Arthur Ruppin, one of the
architects of the modern State.
The evening will conclude with
the "Best of Design, Spring '80"
presented by Maas fashion co-
ordinator Barbara Gandy. Maas'
own models will bring out the
latest spring and summer
fashions that Tampa's oldest and
best-known department store will
be offering to the public when
winter weather wanes. It will be a
preview of what Tampans will be
wearing in mid-1980.
Mrs. Cohn
Mrs. Stein and
expressed ap-
Continued on Page 2
Maureen Cohn, left, and Sharon Stein, co-chairmen of
the Maas Brothers gala evening, met with Maas
Brothers president Frank Harvey to discuss the Feb. 24
event. Maas Brothers is honoring the Women's
Division of the Tampa Jewish Federation-UJA cam-
paign with the benefit. A $160 commitment to the
campaign fund is the price of admission. (Photo by Irv
Edelson) *

Page 2
The Jewish Floridia* of Tampa_
Fr>day. Febi
An on-site planning session takes place in
the Suncoast Restaurant at Maas Brothers,
West Shore Plaza, where the Maas
Brothers Gala Champagne-Buffet and
Fashion Show will be held Feb. 24.
Listening to Barbara Gandy (second from
right), fashion coordinator of Maas
Brothers in Tampa, are from left: Sharon
Stein, co-chairman of the program; Carol
Torrens, Suncoast Restaurant manager;
Mary McCall. executive intern to Mrs.
Gandy, and Sue Greenberger, co-chairman
of decorative arrangements. (Photo by Irv
Senior Citizens Activities
The Jewish Community ("enter .. ... ,
il continuing its programs for macranme:y12;3^ 2:30
senior citizens. Scheduled in the and crafts;
next two weeks are:
p.m.. arts
30. cera-
mics hand-built pottery.
Tuesday, Feb 19 10 a.m. 3
p.m painting. Class closed
Waiting list sign up welcome.
Ma) <>|M'n class on another day if
there's enough interest
Wednesday. Feb. 20: 10- 12:30
p.m.. food co-op.
Thursday. Feb. 21: 10 a.m. 2
p.m.. Social Circle; 1 4 p.m..
sewing class; 1:30 3:30 p.m..
blood pressure lesl
Friday. Feb. 22 9:46 10:46,
games; 10-11 30, Know Your
Legal Kights; 10:30 noon.
advanced drawing; 1:30 2 30.
tieginning drawing
Sunday. Feb. 24
dance instructions
Tuesda). Feb 2 adult dance with
Prior to the Federation dinner, the seating com-
mittee drew the table locations out of a box. Left to
right, Hope Barnett, Nellye Friedman, Gary Alter,
Joan Saul and Marcia Sherman.
Kalb Dinner
Is Success
Continued from Page 1
the campaign, set the climate for
the gala social in the ballroom of
the Host International Hotel
with his opening remarks, an-
nouncing a change in the format
of the dinner that placed the
program before the serving of the
The purpose. Turkel said, was
to focus our attention im-
mediately on the pressing
problems facing Jews here and
around the world." and since this
is "our gala inaugural dinner, we
want you to enjoy an evening of
uninterrupted dining and dan-
Lt. Col. Allan Fox. Jewish
Chaplain at MacDill Air Force
Base, and President of
Congregation Kol Ami. led the
Pledge of Allegiance A moment
of silent prayer was then ob-
served for the safety and release
of the hostages in Iran.
Another change was the
elimination of a head table. The
placement of tables was decided
by a drawing. Levine said, in
order to make it fair. After the
program, many guests took the
opportunity to visit with Marvin
Kalb was introduced by Judy
Kosenkranz. chairman of the
TJF's Women's Division, who
described briefly his adventurous
career with CBS and his role as
an author.
Following Kalb's remarks.
Levine issued a challenge to the
gathering of concerned Tampa
Jewry, saying that in 1976 we
were able to send $446,000 to
Israel. "Last year, with com
munity needs heightening
rapidly, our allocation to Israel
was only $301.000." I^evine said.
"We don't need an economist
to point out the efforts of our
declining contributions The
result is obvious: we art- letting
down our only dependable ally in
the Middle East,' he said.
Levine continued by saying.
"We have two choices before us
this evening We can ignore the
urgency before us. keep our
contributions at the same level
we've maintained, and raise
$600,000 for the sixth year in a
row Hut Levine told his
audience "we will not get by this
vear. A band-aid approach will no
longer work
Levine continued. "No one has
the right to tell anyone how much
to give However, in order for our
community to meet its basic
needs and to keep our com
mitment to Israel responsible, to
meet our one million dollar goal,
each of us has to reconsider our
commitment to the 1980 cam-
In response to Levine s mes-
sage, pledge cards were signed
winch pushed early totals over
the half-million dollar mark
The hamolzi was given by
Kabbi Nathan Bryn of
Congregation Beth Israel.
President of the Tampa Rab
binical Association.
The evening concluded with
dancing to the music of the Orson
Skorr Orchestra. The dinner's
success was attributed to the
long and tedious hours put forth
by Mrs. Herbert (Nelly)
Friedman. dinner chairman,
assisted by Sue Sutker. Sandy
Turkel was chairman of the
special reception held for Kalb
prior to the dinner
1 3 p.m
7 10 p.m..
ive music.
Women's Division
Eyes Fashions
Continued from Page 1
preciation to Maas Brothers for
their compliment to the TJF's
Women- Division, and their
support of the Joint Campaign
which helps Jewish people all
over the world.
We can't think of a nicer way
td celebrate the commitment of
these women than with this
lovely treat from Maas
Brothers, "they said.
Last year the Women's
Division accounted for 20 percent
of the Federation's total cam-
paign On a local level, those
Funds helped support the Jewish
Community Center. Tampa
Jewish Social Service. Russian
resettlement, Hillel School and
Dial A -Bus.
In addition to 16 national
agencies supported by Fed-
eration funding, the Fe
UJA campaign helps th;!
Immigrant Aid Society IHii
Joint Distribution Cob*
(JDC). and Jewish AKWo!
In addition to Cob,
Stein. Carol Zielonkaandlfi.
Marcus have made mbl
tr.bul.ons to ,h. prognj
chairmen of the invitation!
mittee, Blossom Uibowd
Susan Greenberger have I
busy working as co-chains
the decorative arrange*,!
Nancy Verkaul has sen,
chairman for the hostesi,
The Maas Brothers ,
addition to Mrs. Gandy,c
of Ron Rodriguez, in ch,
public relations, and chef|
Kih kv (reek Mobile Home Park.
Chabad House
Holds Tourney
In Backgammon
Backgammon, the challenging
game ol prowess and skill, will be
brought to the campus of USF
this Tuesda) night, Feb. 1"-
Students, faculty, and local
youth will be vying lor prizes
tieginning at 7 p.m. in the
I niversily Center
"This is the lirst time we are
hosting such an event, said
Karen Kosenson, student
president ol Chabad. and we are
hoping lor a large turnout
I'n/e- include an AM FM T\
hand radio to the top plaver. a
( hampionship backgammon set
to the tirst runnerup. and tree
admission to the Sunday bagel
and lo\ breakfast to the third
prize w inner
1/K-al youth are also mv ited to
participate in the Tournament
Massage Class
On Tuesdays at H p.m. the
'Tampa Jewish Community
Center otters a class of massage.
The class is ottered by Harvey
I'earlman. a licensed and
registered massage therapist
The purpose of the class is t<>
introduce people to the health
and relaxation benefits of
massage Participantgs will learn
the basics ot massage theory and
I' is a licensed and
registered massage therapist and
has been practicing massage for
over three years He received his
tiachelors degree in education in
1975 and has since attended
classes in counseling psychology
and rehabilitation.
lie is currently employed at
Safety Harbor Spa. Clearwater.
and Bioganic Facial Clinic in
Persons interested in attending
this class need to bring old towel
and sheet. Attire is bathing suit
or snorts.
1 rl
A new Russian family is making their home in Tampa, L.
Galina Belkin, and their son Mark, were greeted at thit
by Paula Zielonka, chairman of the Russian Resttt
Program, (left); and Christy Reddish, coordinator,
program for the Tampa Jewish Social Service (right). Il
Audrey Haubenstock)
Russian Family
Continued from Page I
families who had arrived, like the Belkins. within
the past 3 i years, excitedly greeted the
newcomers as they emerged from the plane.
This new family was welcomed with warm
smiles and shouts of sholom and driven to their
Hyde Park apartment, where lunch was awaiting
As the Belkins were guided through the four
room apartment they could not help but compare
live old with the new. In Russia they left a four
room house, these three people lived in one room
and three other families each lived in one of the
other three rooms. They all shared the kitchen
and bathroom.
NEXT WEEK Galina. a dressmaker, and Lev.
a metallurgical engineer, will begin "Knglishasa
second language" training at the American
Language Academy at the University of Tampa
Mark will begin the Jewish Community Center
preschool program.
Galina has a sister emigrating to Israel soon,
and parents, two sisters and a brother wishing to
emigrate to the United States. Lev's family na
no plans at this lime for leaving Russia
Rhoda L. Karf
Broker Assocnw
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many "simchas
in your new
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s-ebrtiary 15,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
{Treaty's Harsh Realities
antinued from Page 1
nt of Criminology at
University in Ramat
oviilc some real meaning
rrent campaign.
SY THE U.S. govern-
to provide for Israeli
Ce is now shared with
be said. Having given up
source of energy (oil),
now compelled to buy
percent of its supply
jpt at twice the price on
est comes from Mexico
ezuela, and possibly from
countries themselves,
intermediary sources
i the rate even higher.
"We are actually going back to
the pre-1967 stage when we were
completely dependent on outside
sources for oil," he said.
Dr. Nachshon said Israel is
trying to develop solar energy
and is increasing its own explor-
ation for oil. "We have been told
it doesn't make sense for all our
neighbors to have oil and we,
none. We just haven't explored
Another price of peace is the
relinquishing of two settlements
in the Sinai. "Some.settlers say
they will not give up their pos-
sessions under any circum-
stances," Nachshon said. "We
have two years to pull out."
DESCRIBING the inflation
problem in Israel, he noted he
paid 63,000 pounds for his apart-
ment when he bought it. Now it's
worth in excess of 3 million
pounds. The price of milk and
bread have doubled. Tuition is
also doubling at his university,
which has yet to set the budget
for the year "and we're already at
the end of the first semester."
However, he noted, there is
some hope for stemming the tide
of inflation, but that "hope" may
bring more problems before any
solution. The new minister of
oung Leadership To Hear Experts
Young Leadership
attending the national
ce in Washington, D.C.,
26 will have a proirram
with an all-star cast of speakers.
Panels on "Oil and Foreign
Policy," "Inflation and
tconomics," "OPEC."
bubbles in the air." These older children are seeing just
iv colorful bubbles make a mountain. This was part of
Uit the Doing Museum and spaghetti supper, sponsored
TCC Pre-SchoolParents group.
(Photo: Audrey Haubenstock)
apple weigh more or less than four pieces of
i?' wondered Brandi Hamberg and Jonathan For-
\ts and other experiments were taking place at the
luseum at the Jewish Community Center on a recent
Wernoon. (Photo by Audrey Haubenstock)
Antique and Semi Antique
Bought and Sold
(813) 2S1S901
"Alternate Sources of Energy,"
and "Conservation" with
panelists coming from gover-
nment and the specific fields
involved will provide the YL
delegates some keen insight into
the problems this country faces
in the years ahead.
Additional concurrent panels
will deal with Soviet Jewry, Latin
American Jewry, Jews in Arab
Lands, International Problems,
and Nazi War Criminal
Four additional panels will
cover "Foreign Aid," "Strategic
Importance of Israel,"
"Terrorism" and "The Peace
On the opening day, Feb. 24,
there will be a "Meet the Press"
session with panelists consisting
of David Aaron of the National
Security Council, Morris Draper,
deputy assistant secretary, Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs,
and possibly Robert J. Murray
from the Pentagon.
Hosting a senatorial dinner
will be Robert Packwood (R-Ore.)
and Paul Sarbanes ID-
Among the many other
reputable specialists taking part
in the program are Abe Foxman,
Anti-Defamation League; David
J. liurdin. Department of
Energy; Ira Silverman, director
of special programs, American
Jewish Committee, and Rep.
Elizabeth Holtzman D-N.Y.)
A number of other well-known
speakers are listed as tentatively
scheduled on the program.
Have you made plans for this
summer? If not. let Camp JCC
help you out. The Center is now
accepting applications for sum-
mer camp. Contact Danny Thro
or Harbara Richman for more
Israeli scholar-in-residence Dr. Israel Nachshon from Bar
Ilan University provided personal insights into Jewish
renewal programs in Israel at Essential Division meeting
in the home of Leslie Balis, Temple Terrace. Shown from
left are: Paula Zielonka, Marsha Levine, Mrs. Balis, Dr.
Nachshon and Lois Older. Zielonka, Levine, Older and
Cindy Sper, who was not pictured, are co-chairmen of the
Essential Division. (Photo by Irv Edelson)
finance refuses to allocate needed
money for housing, saying
Israelis must lower their stan-
dard of living and start living by
their means.
But that conflicts with the
needs of the minister of housing,
who is seeking funds to provide
housing badly needed now. And
Dr. Nachshon is fearful there
may be rioting on the streets in
the near future if more housing is
not provided.
"The rate of interest on bank
loans is about 80 percent," he
said. "Income taxes on the
average income is 60 percent. 1
have to hold three jobs to make a
HE LISTED three reasons for
the high rate of inflation in Israel.
First, he said, Israelis started
living beyond their means
(credit). Israelis merged from
three families in one apartment in
the pioneer days to the present
one-family, one-apartment
Second, the cost of security is
high. Israel spends 30 to 40
percent of its budget on defense.
And a third reason is the need
to "develop our own industry for
defense. That is counter-pro-
ductive. That is not an industry
we can sell."
Despite the peace with Egypt,
which many Israelis are still
skeptical about, Nachshon
pointed out there are now threats
from the north from Syria and
Iraq. (He said Egypt's response
to the treaty will come when
Egypt is compelled to do some
DR. NACHSHON, visiting
Tampa and other Florida cities as
a scholar-in-residence under a
program funded by the Jewish
Agency and Hillel Foundation of
Florida, in cooperation with the
Tampa Jewish Federation, said
world Jewry should share the
burden with Israel in two areas.
One is security. Israel is the
only democracy and friend of the
U.S. in the Middle East. Iran is
gone and Saudi Arabia is
"shaky," he said.
The second reason Israel has
the right to expect aid is because
of the principal of Aliyah im-
migration absorption of Jews
from around the world. "When-
ever there is trouble, Jews from
all over come to Israel," he
Maas Brothers Honors
Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division Feb.24.
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Friday, February 15, 1980
Volume 2
Number 7
We Must All Care
The plight of the people of Indochina, whether
homeless boat people or other refugees, or the
starving masses of Cambodia, has brought a warm
response from the Jewish community. Jews are
among the leadership of the persons aiding refugees,
Jewish organizations are lending expertise in helping
refugees and resettling them and the Jewish com-
munity has been generous in its financial con-
tributions. But Jews, like all Americans, must do
Perhaps Jews have more empathy with the
refugees than others because of our traditions and
our history. Jews have 2,000 years of experience as
refugees. The plight of the boat people reminds us of
the 1930s when Jews escaping from Nazi Germany
found that the doors of most countries were closed to
them. The situation in Cambodia, in which those in
power appear to be starving to death most of the
population, awakens memories of the Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel, who survived Auschwitz to become
a novelist describing the Holocaust, was one of a
group of Americans and others who joined an effort
by the International Rescue Committee recently in
an attempt to deliver supplies to Cambodia from
American Jews have always stood in the fore-
front of aiding those who need help when no one
cared, whether Jew or others. It is a tradition that
will continue by not letting the world forget the
plight of the Indochinese.
Annual Message
What Carter Said
About Israel's Role
(JTA) President Carter's
characterization of the
Egyptian-Israeli peace
treaty as "a strategic asset
for America'* was not in the
prepared text of the State
of the Union message he
delivered to a joint session
of Congress.
Neither did the prepared
text, which was given to
reporters well in advance of
the President's address,
contain his emphatic
statement, "Let no one
doubt our commitment to
the security of Israel."
AT THE White House, the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency was
told that the President s remarks
were his own interpolations.
There was no immediate in-
dication as to whether the
previous reports within the
Carter Administration that Israel
was to be downgraded as a
strategic asset were thus being
shunted aside by the President.
Following is the text from the
White House transcript of the
section of the President's address
pertaining to the Middle East:
We are working with our
allies to prevent conflict in the
Middle East. The peace treaty
between Egypt and Israel is a
notable achievement which
presents a strategic asset for
America and which also enhances
prospects for regional and world
peace. We are now engaged in
further negotiations to provide
full autonomy for the people of
the West Bank and Gaza, to
resolve the Palestinian issue in all
its aspects, and to preserve the
peace and security of Israel.
"LET NO ONE doubt our
commitment to the security of
Israel. In a few days we will
observe an historic event when
Israel makes another major with-
drawal from the Sinai and when
ambassadors will be exchanged
between Israel and Egypt."
The President also said in his
address. "We believe that there
are no irreconcilable differences
between the U.S. and any Islamic
nation. We respect the faith of
Islam and we are ready to
cooperate with all Moslem
countries. Finally, we are
prepared to work with other
countries in the region to share a
cooperative security framework
that reflects differing values and
political beliefs, yet which
enhances the independence,
security and prosperity of all."
The President's statements
appeared to conform a report
Jan. 18 that a Middle East
doctrine was in the making to
contain Soviet expansionism and
prevent further Soviet
penetration of the Middle East
and its strategic assets.
THE ISRAEL Embassy here
welcomed Carter's State of the
Union message as one of "great
importance to all freedom -loving
Deople around the world.*'
Soviets May Be Facing
Problems with Moslems
European experts, Krem-
linologists and intelligence
experts believe that the
Soviet Union moved into
Afghanistan, provoking a
major East-West crisis for
strategic reasons, but also
because of its own internal
Moslem problems.
These experts are convinced
that the Soviet Union's Moslem
population is increasingly tur-
bulent in its demands for local
autonomy and cultural deter-
mination. Since Ayatollah
Kuhollah Khomeini's return to
Iran a year ago. millions of Soviet
Moslems regularly listen to
Radio Teheran and are in-
creasingly attracted to his
EUROPE'S best known expert
on Soviet ethnic problems.
Helen.- (arrerre d Kncausse, is
convinced that the Russian
empire, outwardly a close-knit
state over which Stalin's iron fist
hung less than a generation ago.
is now bursting at the seams.
Dozens of nationalities, mainly
Moslems from the Kalmuks to
the Ka/aks. openly aspire
towards a certain form of
national independence and resent
traditional Russian domination.
Pro) Carrere d Kncausse and
man) other European experts
believe that the Russian empire
will soon be in danger of frag
mentation into a mosaic of
diverse national interests.
The most restless elements are
the .Soviet Union's 50 million
Moslems In a generation from
now they will number 80 million
and. if current demographic
trends continue, will become the
So\ hi Union's majority by the
middk- of the next century
THE ASIAN Moslems who
border Iran and Afglianistan.
already openly resent Slavic
authority, kneel towards Mecca
five times a day. celebrate with
unabated fervor Moslem religious
holidays and aspire towards an
Islamic cultural and national
revival. Soviet official statistics
quoted by Prof. Carrere d'Kn-
causse show that they contract
no outside marriages in spite of
intense atheistic state propa-
ganda and even managed to
convert to Islam the nomadic
tribes in the deep south.
For the Soviet Union's
Moslems. Karl Marx, after 60
years of Communist rule, is still
only a minor prophet, somewhere
between Ruddha and Jesus. The
intensity of Khomeini's
preai hings and the dangers of an
Islanic Republic in Afghanistan
were reportedly seen by the
Kremlin as a direct threat to
Soviet state integrity.
The Soviet Union was always
preoccupied by the relations be-
tween the various nationalities,
l-enin dealt with it. and so did
Trotaky but the real expert was
Stalin. It was "the little father of
the peoples who gave the Soviet
Union its Russian character and
it was during his rule that the
Russian and in general Slavic
domination over the oth.
nationalities became absolute.
to power, the various national
Mies start showing their ethnic
and religious particularities
Sin..- the early 1970s, this
proo-ss has U-en accelerating
I Ma national process is also
accompanied by a demographic
expkision V\ hile in 1959 the
Hussians represented over 55
peccant of the Sowlat unioa'i
total population and the Moslems
12. the Russians now represent
less than half of the population
and the Moslems dose to 16
The Soviet Union is a country
of huge internal migrations.
Every year a minimum of 15
million people change their place
of residence, sometimes moving
ovef thousands of kilometers.
Hut most of these migrants are
the Slavs. Russians and
Ukrainians, who settle in the far
off territories, further depleting
i iM-ir own republics and drowning
in the mass of the native
The Slavs are the ad-
ministrators, the technicians,
often the higher echelon experts
in most of the non-Slavic repub-
lics The First Secretary of the
local Communist Party usually is
a native, but the Second Sec-
retary, the man who holds the
reins of real power, is a Russian
or Ukrainian.
Within the Moscow Central
Committee. 82 percent of the
members are Slavs, and within
(he Politburo 14 out of 16 are
Slavs. Within the Secretariat, all
11 members, from Leonid Brezh-
nev down are Slavs.
WITHIN THE army. Slavic
and especially Russian dom-
ination is complete. Although
army units are officially in-
u-graled and of mixed
nationality, the Moslems find
them selves in such branches as
the infantry which require less
tormal schooling and the
Russians in the Air Force.
At the end of World War II.
this disproportion was even
greater. Ninety percent of the
men serving in artillery units
wen- Slavs and 90 percent of the
officers were Russians. A recent
statistic published by the Red
Army newspaper. Tlw Red Slar,
reveals that even for junior of-
ficers MJ ."> percent come from
workers families and only 17.5
percent from farming villages.
Most Slavs are employed in
industry: practically all Moslems
in agriculture.
As far as senior officers are
concerned. Western intelligence
sources find that 91 percent of
generals promoted between 1940
and 1976 are of Slavic origin with
60 percent Russian, 20 percent
Ukrainian. 4 percent Byelo-
russian. 2 percent Poles and 5
percent of unknown origin.
A more recent study shows
that of the generals, members of
the Supreme Soviet (Parliament),
95 percent are Slavs and of 42
generals mentioned by the Soviet
press in 1977. 40 are Slavs, one
Armenian and one either Jewish
or of (ierman origin.
THIS a nti-Moslem discrim-
ination was accompanied by a
national and religious renais-
sance. In the Karakalpak Repub-
lic {part of Uzbekistan) close to
10 percent of the inhabitants
officially declared themselves
practicing Moslems this in
spite of the dangers inherent in
such a declaration.
Over 25 percent of the
population said they were
lervent" Moslems and even in
the northern Caucasus, closer to
Moscow and central influences,
only 20 percent of Moslem school
children said in school tests that
they wen-atheists.
V\ rule the Soviet Moslems are
divided, as elsewhere, between
Sunnites and Shiites. they in
variably define themselves as
plain Moslems'' and explain
that for them their religion is
belonging to the Umma. the
Islamic oommuniu "
rHB MOSLEMS tolbw their
religion! precepts and when they
cannot, due to government
imposed restrictions, they try to
find another solution. T^j
Soviet authorities hivefariJ
the killing of animalsTI
feast of the sacrifice"
Moslem Religious Council
a feiwa (edict! saying tkl
sacrifice can be replaced 1
financial contribution eqJI
the value of the animal
would have been killed.
In this way. the SovietL
respected. But not only 1
faithful continue their an
practices but their con
organizations and fundj
ever more prosperous.
Another felwa replaced!
feast of Mavlud, celebrauHl
birth of the Prophet, wtj
normally accompanied b?|
gathering in the mosque,
private celebrations. Th,J
cording to Soviet
quoted by Carrere d En
for every mosque celebratksj
90 private ceremonies are I
homes, out ol the auth
EVEN THE pilgrima*!
Mecca, which the Soviet i
ment forbids, has been __
with pilgrimages to local i
within the Soviet Union.
Practically 100 penw|
Moslems undergo religious)
dings, and the number o(i
marriages is practically nil
such a rare marriage doesi
it usually involves a Moi
a non-Moslem woman.
children ue invariably
their father 's religion
Soviet legislation forb
marriage of minor girls or
a price for the bride. In ei|
these laws, the trad*
practices continue unabaa
1965. the Central Comni
the Uzbek Communist
even laid down a ruling for
it considered the normal
500 Rubles, 200 kilograe!
flour. 80 kilograms of rkft
sheep and nine -uits.orHf
2.000 to 3.000 Rubles for l
looking and healthy wife
ANOTHER instanct]
traditional practices
1972 when one of T
main Communist leaden I
The Moscow Central Ca
sent an official repn
who organized a state !
the city's cemetery
religious instil in ion in
deserving Communists]
buried. The family, indu
Communist Party memberj
adamantly refused andi
a religious burial in toe
When a foreign jnljj
visit to Uzbek asked Wfl
the eve of'RevolutionW
is the Soviet I nions m*
holiday, he m
the end '
po riant
variably told
is the'
While practically ajj
Hies have accepted u*
alphabet, in DaghesunJI
Central Committee -
ssked for the adopt""
Arabic alphabet. expU
request "that it
the Fast.'
Moslem vitality- n*
cultural, is noi.'>
than in the resl of
Union but leami "
stronger every yearV,
Western aneJy**" f,
probably consider!
context, the spread oiw
Islamic revolunon w
Moslem repuM"*1'

February 15,1960
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
oung Leadership Group Hears of Key Challenges
li security, defining the
the Jew in America,
Soviet Jews regain thejr
culture, determining
priorities and defining the
l community are among the
lenges in the 1980s.
i Ralph P. Kingsley of
addressing Young
ship (iroup II members
ay night, elaborated on
i of concern.
>rstandably, Rabbi
By, whose parents whisked
of Nazi Germany when
[ 4, made a strong pitch for
Kingsley, spiritual
>f Temple Sinai of North
listed problem areas he
to be isolated for at
in the '80s. All are
from the 1970s that
be approached with a
, brand of thinking.
rael and Its Security
thought 10 years ago that
[would bring an end to
is for Israel turned out to
Rabbi Kingsley said.
Third World is solidly
us and the United
Nations is a terrible example of
that," he noted. A subtle and not-
so-subtle rise in anti-Semitism
was reported. Jews are being
blamed for the energy crisis, too,
he added, urging Jews "to lead
the way in conservation."
Redefining Our Role
as American Jews
In the 1970s, we perceived that
"everything must take second
place to Israel," Kingsley said.
Now the challenge is to redefine
our role. "When it comes to
allocating funds, Israel must
never be made to suffer," he
insisted. "But we can't use Israel
as an excuse to shortchange our
own American Jewish in-
stitutions. We must put more
money into American life."
Russian Jews
Efforts must continue on three
levels. Rabbi Kingsley said: (1)
to continue getting Jews out of
Russia; (2) encourage them to
migrate to Israel, and (3) make
them part of the Jewish com-
Kingsley complained that
many Jews leaving Russia elect
to come to the United States
rather than go to Israel. Once in
the U.S., many fail to assimilate
The future? Perils and problems? How to turn around and overcome? In essence, those
tPPicsconcerned Tampa Young Leadership Group II members meeting at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. Norman Rosenthal to hear Rabbi Ralph Kingsley of Miami Beach last week. Shown from
left to right are: Rabbi Kingsley (front); Abe Davis- Wasserberger, assistant executive director,
Tampa Jewish Federation (rear); Richard Hoffman, Brian Abelas, Jane Rosenthal (rear),
Roxanne Gonzalez, Paula Zielonka (front), Barbara Alter (rear), Barry Kaufman, Dr. Carl
Zielonka (rear), Jill Brisker, Bonnie Hoffman, Marty Fried, Janet Fried, Lili Kaufman and Joey
Kerstein. Not pictured but present were: Ralph and Adrianne Golub, Harriet and Larry
Cyment, Izabell and Viktor Dubrovitsky; Gary Alter, executive director, Tampa Jewish
Federation; Rudolph and Yevette Echberg, David and Rudina Richter and Mark and Ricki
Lewis. (Photo by Irv Edelson)
Volunteers Are Needed
Tampa Jewish Com
' Center will be starting an
home improvement class
rill need volunteer in
rs in such fields as
ng, electrical, upholstry,
auto maintenance, carpentry, or
Anyone wishing to volunteer,
or anyone having information on
some new home improvement
ideas, may call Pate Pies at the
into the Jewish culture. He
questioned whether Jewish funds
should be used to assist Russians
who are not going to become part
of the Jewish community.
However, he was challenged by
several in attendance, who felt it
was worthwhile saving lives of
Russian Jews, whether or not
they lived a Jewish life. It was
also noted that Russians Jews
had not enjoyed the traditional
Jewish culture in 60 years, so
how could we expect them to
suddenly begin to live Jewish
lives now.
Viktor Dobrovitsky, who with
his wife, Izabell, left Russia 3 *. a
years ago, said Jews in Russia
accept letters of invitation from
either the U.S. or Israel "just to
get out of Russia." Their main
concern, he said, is to adjust to a
new life, get a job and start
making a living. Acceptance of
the Jewish culture will come in
the future, if not from them, from
their children.
f3k QAM
boat 'rjowri
yall me about your social news
f 872-4470)
! you are looking for terrific art for your home or office, or
list want to have a fun and new kind of party at your home
[your organization then call Linda Zalkin. Linda sells
edition fine art, prints, antique engravings, mirrors,
I art, lamps, and porcelain. Best of all, most of the pictures
^lready matted and framed.
he works for a company called Transart which has its
>ffice located in Atlanta, Ga. This company, only six years
^s grown to be the largest one of its kind in the country.
prl has been operating in Florida for 1 '/j years now.
nda says that she got into this type of business
) her interest in interior design. "I love to go into a
try's offices or into a home and really help with those final
^ive touches, through my art."
i an added attraction, when people give parties in their
the hostess either may receive a picture free or take a
awards a piece of art that she may have her eye on. So if
s just opening a new office or have been wanting some art
ir home but didn't know where to start, contact Linda
I really happy 33rd birthday to Bob Fisher! See Bob, you
[did get your name in print. Hope this year is a happy and
' one for you.
st week's Jewish Floridian of Tampa told you about
larpay becoming a member of the Varsity Women's
[ball team (in other words, a Lady Gator), but we did not
that Ellen is the daughter of Bobbe and George Karpay
member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. Meanwhile,
sister and brother-in-law Karen and Andy Berger, have
JtoTampa after making their home in Houston for several
|More about them later.
ila Nemiroff. mother of Rkkl Lewis, is visiting Tampa
ser home in Jerusalem. During her stay, she has been
the senior citizen painting classes at the Jewish
(unity Center.
Saturday evening, Jan. 19, the University of South
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation held its hugely successful
quarter social. This affair was titled "Super Party 80
i held in the University Center Ballroom. There were over
reds in attendance. Jack Evans, a disc jockey from
r, kept things rolling (musically, that is). Though there
linimal donation at the door, all of the refreshments were
jd by Hillel. This quarterly get-together sounds like it
arvtlous fun for the University of South Florida students
Kent that they surely must look forward to.
Ime Lulolf celebrated his 83rd birthday at the American
Dale Mabry Post Past Commanders Ball. He was joined
iny of his friends for the "SACS on the Boulevard
Project, as well as from the North Boulevard Recreation Center
Golden Agers program.
The Tampa Chapters and the St. Petersburg Chapter of
Women's American ORT are planning a marvelous "Monte
Carlo Night." The date is Saturday evening, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.
at the Honeywell Plant (Minnreg Building). In addition to
games of chance, there will be free food, great prizes, and a cash
bar. Don't miss this opportunity for a fun-filled evening which
will enable you at the same time to aid a terrific organization in
raising funds for their projects.
Orland BBYO of the North Florida Council B'nai B'rith
Youth Organization will hold its annual Sweetheart Dance at the
Royal Plaza Hotel at Lake Buena Vista on March 1 from 9 to
12:30 a.m. Out-of-town guests are encouraged to attend. More
information is available by calling the Orlando chairman, Arthur
Cohen (305) 422-4287.
On Feb. 1, Congregation Kol Ami experienced a marvelous
creative Sabbath service. This special evening was entirely
presented by four young members of the congregation, in-
cluding: Michelle Levine, Pam Kleban, Lisa Saff and Jenny
Schimmel. We think it is wonderful how involved all Kol Ami
members are regardless of their ages. This is truly how it should
be. Following the service, there was a delicious Oneg Shabbat
given by the Appleblatt, Cotzen and Ziegler families.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the speaker for the Congregation
Schuarai Zedek Forum will be Rabbi Mark Kram and University
of South Florida students. The subject for the morning
(beginning at 9:30 a.m.) will be "College Campuses the Crisis
of Jews Away from Home."
Rabbi Kram is the director of Hillel at USF and has
developed strong insights into the Jewish students' identity
crisis. He is a graduate of Hebrew Union College and as a
Reform rabbi has special accreditation in the area of marriage
and family counseling. At Hillel, he teaches classes in Basic
Judaism and Zionism. In addition, he leads study groups and
does student counseling. Rabbi Kram with some of his students
has prepared a multi-media presentation and panel discussion..
A light breakfast will also be served at the forum. So be
sure to attend this stimulating Sunday morning event.
Jack Chernoff, president of the Men's Club at Congregation
Beth Israel, informs us that they had a delightrul dinner an
meeting in January. The food was prepared by their own
inimitable chef "Jacques," and it was joyously devoured by all
of the members and guests. A fascinating talk was provided by
Milt Lewis. His knowledge of Jewish history and Hebrew
customs was unending and most interesting. The January
meeting was an all around terrific one.
Meet Debby and Wayne Greenberg, who moved to the
North Dale area nine months ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. The
Greenbergs have two daughters four-year-old Jennifer, who
attends the Jewish Community Center Pre-School, and Mindy,
who is 14 months old. Debby is originally from Louisville, Ky.,
and Wayne is originally from Cincinnati. Wayne is a sales
manager for WDAE (which is owned by Taft Broadcasting). Our
new family has joined Congregation Kol Ami, where Debby is a
member of Sisterhood, and Wayne is a member of the Men's
Club. In addition, Debby is a member of ORT, and Wayne is a
member of the Tampa Ad Federation and Sales and Marketing
Executives of Tampa. In his free time, Wayne enjoys golf and
rucqetball. We sincerely hope you are loving your new city and
know you simply couldn't be missing all of that snow.
Until next week .
Defining the Jewish Community
In the 1970s, the Federation
became a dominant force in
Jewish life. Competition has
arisen between the synagogue
and the Federation in some
places. Kingsley said both in-
stitutions are critical. Jewish
dollars must be made available to
both, he said.
"It is not wise for synagogues
to see Federations as a threat,"
Kingsley insisted. "Nor should
Federations see synagogues as a
campaign source. The synagogue
is still the most ongoing place in
Jewish life. It is where we really
train our young from kin-
dergarten up.
"That relationship needs to be
worked on, so we can see each
other not as competitors, but as
partners," Rabbi Kingsley ad-
In conclusion, he remarked:
"We live in a time of great
challenge and great opportunity.
I am very optimistic about the
1980s. We may be the most
educated, the wealthiest, most
powerful, most committed
Jewish community (ever to live)
in America."
Softball League
The Jewish Community
Center's softball league is looking
for players. Practice games begin
Sunday. March 2, at 9:30 a.m. at
the Hyde Park playground on
Swann Ave.. east of Howard.
Interested players, 15 and
older, should contact Danny Thro
at the JCC for more information.
Regular league games begin
Sunday. April 13. All games will
be played Sunday mornings
throughout the spring and
Maas Brothers Honors
Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division Feb.24.
t Certified
j Elementary Teacher I
Will tutor any subject
Camp JCC
June 16- August 8
Make Plans Now
Brochure will be mailed
in February
Camp K-Ton Ton Ag 2-5
Camp Chai Grades 1-6
Camp Yo Tarn Grades 7-9

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Friday. Febru^,
Scenes From Tampa Jewish Fa
Left to right, Blossom and Ed Leibouitz, Francie
and Richard Rudolph, Joan and Bob Goldstein,
Cooky and Booky Buchman. ____
Standing (left to right). Diane Levine Paul Robert
and Susan Levine, Barry Kaufmann. Seated. Rabbi
Mark and Mindy Kram, Lili Kaufman, Vernon and
Marsha Sherman, Sue and Bob Greenberger.
Standing: Les Scharf, Ruth Wagner and Walh
Wallace. Seated (left to right): Anita Scharf, Rabbi
Frank Sundheim, Judy and Albert Tauil, Bob and
Jo Franzblau and Al Wagner.
Standing (left t0 A
Myer Frank, Louft
B'n and Lu Lyn,]
left to right: Dick Turkel, Barbra Alter, Stan and
Judy Rosenkranz. Marvin Kalb. Diane Levine,
Helen and Ben Greenbaum and Gary Alter.
Eli Blu
Seated (left to right): Cynthia and Mel Jacobson,
Mike and Janet Kass and Candy Latter. Standing:
Samuel and Malka Isaak and Al Latter.

Kay Jacobs, chairman of the Tampa
Jewish Federation Women's Division,
Kalb and h'athan Gordon.
Left to right: Theresa and I. Z. Kessler, Miriam
Marcus, Miriam Lichtenstein, Carol Zielonka,
Connie and Mel Stein.
Carol Zielonka and Marvin Kalb.
Campaign Vice-Chairman
Dick Turkel. Dinner MC
Standing (left to right): Ed and Jane Finkelstein,
Roger Mock, Herb Suarzman, Sharon Mock, Barry
Berg and Joyce Suarzman. Seated: Sam and Linda
i r |
.v. i 1
J \ i
and *f-
Janet Kass Kalb
Kalb with Sam Mack
Standing: Irv and Barbara Edelson. Seated (left to
right): Linda Goldstein, Rhoda and Richard Davis,
Thelma and Stanley Karp.
Standing: She^nShaUttMs.Gorualesand Brian Left to n^r. Gerri ^ Ggne L k Gr,goryand
Abeles. Seated (left to right): Betty Shalett, Barry .# bT-i...
and Margie Berg, Martin and Maxine Solomon.
Maria Waksman, Marvin Solomon, Ralph and
Marlene Steinberg and Karen Solomon.
Standing d'fi[
Greenberger, 1*
Siegal, Kay aA*

February 15,1980
The Jewish tloridian of Tampa
Page 7
Campaign's Inaugural Dinner

Photos by Charlie Mohn
\d Freda
L*jt to right: Bruce and Francine LeVine, Doris
Rosenblatt, Marshall Linsky, Frank Rosenblatt,
Loretta Linsky, Nathan Gordon and Shirley
ten Greenbaum,
Standing (left to right): Frances Friedman, Herbert
and Nellye Friedman and Frank Friedman. Seated:
Sue and Harold Sutker and Mark and Audrey Shine.
and Marshall
Kalb, Ann and Link Elozory.
Kalb and Rita Perlman
Joan Saul listening to Kalb
Left to right: Bernie Stein, Nancy and Rick Lewis,
Marcia and Barry Cohen, Diane and Leon Mezrah
and Sharon Stein.
I Standing: Rabbi Nathan Bryn and
Kopelman. Seated (left to right): Betty and Jack
Kopelman Betty and Marvin Goldenberg, Paul and
trail Fershes.
Standing: Ann and Ronald Rudolph. Seated (left to
right): John and Leslie Osterweil, Don and Beth
Mellman, Stephen and Laura Kreitzer.
Left to right: Joel and Rhoda Karpay, Gene and
Bobbie Eisen, Helen Gordon-Davis, James and
Marlene Linick, Gretchen Kotler and Alice Oster-
Standing (left to right): Cindy and Paul Sper, Kathy
Hartung and Bruce Goldenberg. Standing (left to
right): Robert and Ina Rae Levine, Norman and
Left to right: Caroline and Tom Childers, Rita
Perlman, Julia Flom, Bill and Joan Saul, Barbara
and Maurice Garrett.
Left to right: Kay and Leroy Doughty, Rabbi Yacov
and Malka Werde, Abe and Jeri Davis-Wasser-
berger, Shelly and Charles Gellis.
Samuel and Aida Mack, Eli Blumenfeld, Ann and'
Link Elozory, and Rhea Cohen Schwartz.

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Daf Yomi
Origin of Numbers
(cmatria one of the aggadic
rule- or systems of interpreting
the Torah consists of explaining a
word or a sentence according to
the numerical value of the letters.
The early use of gematria is
found in an inscription of Sargon
II (727707 B.C. E.). It reads that
the king built a wall 16,283 cubits
long to correspond with the
numerical value of his own name.
This system was introduced in
Israel during the time of the
Second Temple (Ba-yit Shay-
neel. Kven in the Temple, Greek
letters were used to indicate
The system of numerical
values of letters of the Hebrew
alphabet is as follows:
YODtoTZADI 10 to 90
KAFtoTAV 100to900
In the Talmud, numbers above
400 are formed by additions (500
= 400 (TAV) + 100 (KOF).
900 = TAV + TAV + KOF
and so on. It is most interesting
to note that the final letters
(SOFIT) had different values.
Thousands are represented by
the same letters from ALEF to
TET but are followed by an
apostrophe or two dots above the
letter like this: One thousand
=ALEF, etc. The numbers 15
and 16 are not made by a com-
binations of Ten + five (YOD +
HAY) or Ten + six (YOD +
VUV), because these com-
binations represent the ab-
breviated form of God's Name
(Tetragrammaton) therefore it
would be sacreligious to use it.
Instead the combinations of nine
+ six (TET + VUV)= 15 and
also nine + seven (TET +
ZAYINI = 16 are used. Coins
found from the Hasmonean
(Macabee) 135 B.C.E. period in
our history use letter for num-
Rabbi Moses of Cordovero lists
nine different systems of
Gematriot in his book Pardes
Rimmonim. These are some of
the major ones:
1) The numerical value of one
word is equal to that of another
word. Example: Gevurah
(Strength) = 216 also Aryeh
(Lion) = 216
2) Drop the "0" from the tens
and use them as units, i.e. 10 =
1,20 = 2.30 = 3, etc.
3) Do not calculate the
numerical values of the letters
but the numerical value of the
name of the letter. Example: Bet
= 412, Dalat = 434, Yud = 20
Numbers were also used in a
lighter vein, as Omens, good and
bad signs. 1 am sure you all
remember this old rhyme from
your school days:
Monday'$ child is fair of (ace
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of
Thursday's child has far to no
Friday's child is loving and
Saturday's child works hard
for u living
Hut a child born on the Sab-
IhiiIi day.
is handsome and wise, loving
and nay.
Now compare the above to the
original found in the Talmud. "If
one is born on a certain day of the
week his life is governed or in-
fluenced by the Biblical creation
the number of that day "
Born on:
First day (Sunday) he will
be an extremist, either com-
pletely wicked or completely
good: for light and darkness was
created by the Lord on the First
Second day (Monday) he
will be ill mannered and of violent
temperment. As a result he will
tend to withdraw from society
(introvert) and be a loner; for on
the second day, the Lord divided
the waters into heaven (sky) and
earth (ground).
Third day (Tuesday) he will
be wealthy and unchaste (sexual)
can not be trusted with the
opposite sex; for on the third day
the herbs were created, they
multiply very rapidly and in-
termingle with other species.
Fourth day (Wednesday) he
will be bright, wise and have a
retentive memory, for the
luminaries, sun. moon, and stars
were created on the fourth day
and placed into the sky to shine,
bright and radiant.
Fifth day (Thursday) he will
be charitable, benevolent and
kind; for the fish and birds were
created on the fifth day. They are
fed by the Creator's loving
Sixth day (Friday) he will be
restless, a seeker, a scientist,
thirst for knowlege of the truth;
for the creation was completed on
the sixth day. he will seek the
ultimate end of all things.
4) Add the number of letters in
the word to its numerical value.
5) Add one to the numerical
value of the word.
Hebrew Classes
The Jewish Community Center
announces the start of Hebrew
These classes are open on all
levels. Monday and Wednesday
evenings at 7 p.m. is beginning
Hebrew. Monday at 8 p.m. is a
discussion group about current
Israeli topics, and Wednesday at
7 p.m. will be an advanced
Hebrew class.
Miki and Arnon Tal will be
instructing. The Tals come to
Tampa from Youngstown, Ohio,
arriving from Israel just a year
and a half ago.
Seventh day (Sabbath) he
will be a quiet peaceful man
forever striving to bring justice
and peace into the world. For the
Lord created the seventh day as a
day of rest for both man and
beast. (Sabbath 156a Rezeal
Hamalach 69a)
With Torah greetings,
Shabat Shalom!
Rabbi Sundheim Named to Rabbinic
Rabbi Frank Sundheim of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek has
been appointed to the UJA
Florida Region Rabbinic Cabinet
by Rabbi Larry .1 Halperin,
Orlando, chairman
This cabinet, made up of rabbia
Iron) around the entire region,
works toward theenhancamenl ol
the Kablii's Forum tor impact on
the local.' regional and national
.leish community.
Rabbi Sundheim is a member
of the executive committae of
Raiil'i Frank Sundheim
Tampa Jewish Federate
president of the s
Council of Tampa. Hell
religion at both the Unrv
lampa and the ujv'
South Florida. Sundh^
board member l ,h7
'"rough Communitv \
Health Center Me has
Congregation Srhaarai
the past 14years
A member of Rotary h.,
president of the L
Association of the ^
Icrence of American Kabba
'Adventures in Attitudes'
For Personal Awareness
"Adventures in Attitudes" is
scheduled to begin Thursday,
Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 24.6-9
p.m. at the Tampa Jewish
Community Center.
Classes will be conducted on
both days by certified coor-
dinators Dr. David and Rudina
"Adventures in Attitudes'
consists of a few short lectures.
The majority of the program is
designed around "non-threat-
ening'' small group discussions of
proven techniques and methods
lor achieving the participants'
personal goals.
Dr. Richter said that by the
end of the program, "you will feel
very good about yourself. You
will perhaps feel better about
yourself than ever before, but not
a puffed up. inflated, emotional
high rather a deep-seated
realization that you are a person
with talents, abilities and that
you are capable of getting what
you want and wanting what
you are getting."
Rudina and Dr Davidl
Services Feature Cantor
followed by dancing and refresh-
Cantor Martin Ehrlich
Congregation Beth Israel
invites the Jewish community of
Tampa to join with them in
worship tonight led by Cantor
Martin Ehrlich and family.
Services begin at 8 p.m. and
will include new melodies.
After the services there will be
an Oneg Shahbat.
Tomorrow evening the Cantor
Martin Ehrlich family will be the
featured artists at the annual
Melave Makla program begin-
ning at 8 p.m.
The performance will be
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Por
MISHPATIM The laws that Moses submitted to the
of Israel after they had heard the Ten Commandmenti
with the following subjects:
The Hebrew servant, murder, filial aggression
blasphemy; kidnapping, criminal assault; maiming ofaserr
tlk' butting bull; accidents and damages; theft; pn
damage; watchmen; seduction; proselytes, the orphan*
the widowed: lending and borrowing; the sanctificationof'
.ind man; relations with the enemy; the Sabbatical year.
Sabbath: the three pilgrim festivals; idolatry.
This portion concludes with the renewal of the cov
with God The children of Israel accepted the covenant witi
words: "All that the Lord hath spoken will we do, and
(Exodus 24.7). Moses then ascended Mount Sinai to recem
tablets of the
(The recounting ol the Weekly Portion of the Law it eitractedart I
upon -The Graphic History ol the Jewish Heritage." edited by P. UN
Tsamir. si j, published by S hen go Id The volume is available at 7JI
Lane. New York, N.V. 10031. Joseph Schlang is president ol fkt I
distributing the volume.)
Or. Barry D. Shapiro
Chiropractic Physician
Suite 4
13940 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, Florida
Ronald M. Pross, d.m.d.
Richard M.Kanter, d.m.d.
practicing General Dentistry at
801 w.Fietcner Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
announce that they are now practicing
under the name of
Pross & Kanter, D.M.D., p.a.
Appointment Required
Religious dipectoRy
2111 Swan Avenue 253-0823 or 251-4275 Rabbi Nathon I
Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning^
evening minyan Beginners' Talmud Session following SoHJ
morning services
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Moiling*'5
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.; Soturdoy, 9 a.m. Daily: morning i
evening minyan
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Fr-oe
each month at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola, 8pm
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin I. Sondt*!|
Ha*/an William Hauben Services: Friday, 800 p.m., Saturday.*
a.m. Doily Minyan, 7:15o.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim $*
Friday, 8 pm.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, ColJjPj
Apis 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi lozor Rivkm tob*"!
Werde Services: Friday, 6:30 p.m. Shabbos meol 'oiw*'
vices .Saturday, 10 a.m. Kiddush follows services'*
Bagels and lox Brunch, Room 252, University Center, 11
Jewish Student Center, University of Sooth Florida, 13422*
Circle, Apt 121 988-7076 or 988-1234 Robbi Mark Krom***
programs to be announced Shobbot Services Sunday
Brunch- 11:30a.m.

February 15,1960
TJiq JewishFJoridianty Tampa
Page 9
Sharon Must Sell Farm
>vemment is in a
over how to deal
conflict of interest
ing Agriculture
tr Ariel Sharon and
)-acre farm he owns
northern Negev.
Committees set up to
th the matter recom-
that Sharon either
the farm or resign
e Cabinet. But the
Yom Kippur War
nobody to assign
jrty to.
ldren are too young and
R>ne has offered to buy or
lease the acreage. Prime Minister
Menachem Begin wants Sharon
to stay in the Cabinet, and so
does Sharon. Other Cabinet
members, including the two
Deputy Prime Ministers, Yigael
Yadin and Simcha Ehrlich, have
expressed sympathy with their
colleague and believe that to
implement the committees'
recommendations in this case
would be unfair.
BUT THE government takes
seriously even the appearance of
conflict of interest with respect to
any of its members. The new
Finance Minister, Yigal Hurwitz,
divested himself of his pros-
perous dairy products industry
when he took office last year. But
Hurwitz was able to hand over
the business to his two adult
sons. Other ministers have acted
viet Troops in Syria
\Now Number 2,580
kSHINGTON (JTA) Defense Secretary
|Brown's annual report to Congress justifying the
Department's new budget has disclosed that
ind East European military technicians in Syria
kceeded all those in the Middle East and South
Cept for Afghanistan.
Jwn's statistics said that Soviet and East Euro-
ilitary personnel in 1978 in Syria totaled 2,580
ie total in the remainder of the Mideast and South
is 2,050.
^IS WAS made up of 1,200 in Iraq, 150 in North
[ 550 in South Yemen and 150 in India. In
|stan as of Jan. 4 there were 50,000 Communist
ins, he said. Cuban forces numbered 150 in North
ind 1,000 in South Yemen.
lat instability in the Middle East will be the rule
ban the exception seems highly probable for some
come," Brown reported.
NOTED that "the moderate Arab states, except
in and the Sudan, have opposed" the Egyptian-
jace treaty and "Iraq and Iran may yet come into
ie situation in southern Lebanon, where Israeli-
ed Christian militia forces continue to confront
lian guerrillas and Moslem leftists, could erupt
|ger-scale violence and draw in both Syria and
iBrown said.
!ore Veterans
iigible For Care
of Word War I and
border campaign of
[are eligible for out-
are except dental
at Veterans
ttion clinics for any
regardless of
not it is service
as the result of
' signed by President
srans already had the
treatment as bed
VA medical centers
rard to the cause of
jury. Effect of the law
enable persons not
ed care to avoid
),000 veterans served
periods to which the
>n applies.
llation, known as the
Health Programs
|and Improvement Act
I also expands the
f veterans served by
Ifent clinics to receive
-paid emergency care
n for Mrs. Brmncla F'rld
|4004 S Oorta Ave., were
In Miami Beach. A native
I lormiT rvaident of Cuba,
| In Tampa for five year*
elude ion. Benjamin
Buston. Tax., daughter,
Vaksman, Tampa; three
and two greiit-grand-
It gives VA the authority to
contract for such care when the
patient is at a clinic where there
is no nearby VA medical center
and there is a serious threat to
the life or health of the veteran.
VA could previously pay for this
kind of care in much more limited
circumstances involving only
veterans with service connected
The law provides that medical
care benefits for surviving
spouses and children under VA's
civilian health and medical
program (CHAMPVA) be
consistent with those of the
military's CHAMPUS, which
also provides care for family
The law authorizes the
provision of home health ser-
vices, up to a maximum of $600,
to housebound veterans or
veterans In need of regular aid
and attendance.
It requires that VA must have
its own dentists examine a
patient before the agency is
authorized to pay a non-VA
dentist for more than $500 worth
of work in any 12-month period.
Under the law, VA is required
to conduct a study of veterans
exposed to defoliants, including
Agent Orangfe, while serving in
Vietnam to determine if they are
suffering ill effects from the
'.<-. glaMMM *-'
to*<-A '
similarly, relinquishing law prac-
tices or business interests, even
those that had no bearing on
their Cabinet duties.
For the Agriculture Minister to
own one of Israel's largest and
most prosperous farms raises
suspicions. He is in charge of the
Israel Land Authority from
which he originally bought the
farm. He is in charge of water
distribution for agriculture and
there have been charges that his
farm consumes more than its
legal quota.
He is in charge of produce
exports and Sharon's farm is one
of the largest exporters of melons
and other products to the Euro-
pean market. He is in charge of
agricultural prices, of fertilizer
and numerous other items related
to agriculture.
IN SHORT, he is vulnerable to
charges fair or unfair of
using his position to improve his
private holdings.
Recently, Sharon was accused
of spending public money on
security equipment for his farm.
The minister denied this, noting
that the security fence and flood-
lights installed around his
residence were the kind of
measures taken to protect every
Cabinet member. Friends of
Sharon claim he is being hounded
by political foes because of his
hardline views and his advocacy
of massive Jewish settlements in
the occupied territories and the
seizure of Arab-owned lands for
that purpose if necessary.
Sharon's farm, which is called
Shikmim, has a long history that
dates back to the early days of
the State of Israel when the
government was trying to attract
settlers to the Negev. The 1,000-
acre plot, earmarked for grazing,
was leased to an Australian
Jewish family who joined Israeli
investors in an attempt to estab-
lish a sheep ranch. But the enter-
prise was a failure and eventually
the 1,000 acres and adjacent
lands reverted to the Israel Land
Authority and were distributed
among various kibbutzim and
When Sharon retired from the
army after the Yom Kippur War,
he entered politics. But, as the
salmi son of Russian Jewish im-
migrants who had been farm
workers at Kfar Mallal, he had
ambitions to own a farm. With
his personal savings and loans
from two wealthy American
Jews, the late Sam Sacks of
Chicago, and Meshulam Riklis of
Los Angeles, he bought the failed
sheep ranch and began to
cultivate crops for export.
THE FARM prospered. Its
"baby-super watermelons" are
popular throughout Western
Europe. It also raises wheat,
lemons and animal fodder, grazes
about 1,000 head of sheep and
has a stable of horses. It employs
anywhere from several score to
several hundred workers, the
latter during the harvesting and
packing season
The government now finds
itself in a position where to reject
the recommendations of three
committees one headed by a
distinguished retired judge
would tarnish its image. On the
pther hand. Begin and other
ministers do not want to force
Sharon to resign. One minister
has suggested that Sharon relin-
quish the Agriculture Ministry
portfolio to become Minister of
Settlements, a Cabinet post that
does not now exist, or Minister -
Without Portfolio. But this has
not been formally presented to
While the government ponders
the matter, Sharon keeps his
farm and his Cabinet seat. Some
observers believe that the
situation will be resolved by
accepting the committees'
recommendations but not imple-
menting them.
Israelis Meet
With Former
Jordan Official
Former Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan, accom-
panied by Mayor Teddy
Kollek, visited with Anwar
Nusseibeh, the former De-
fense Minister of Jordan,
who is regarded as King
Hussein's unofficial repre-
sentative in Jerusalem.
Nusseibeh insisted after-
ward that there was no
special significance in their
30-minute "chat over
coffee" at his East Jeru-
salem home.
He acknowledged, however,
that "We talked about problems
which are uppermost in our
minds, namely the Palestinian
issue in general and the future of
HE SAID there was nothing
new in his positions as he
presented them to his guests,
namely that he rejects the Camp
David accords as a basis for
resolving the Palestinian issue
and supports a redivision of
sovereignty over Jerusalem.
Nusseibeh stressed, however,
that he did not want to see
Jerusalem divided physically
again. "There would have to be
two separate sovereignties. But I
certainly do not advocate the
setting of barbed wire in the
Mandelbaum Gate. I never did.
Barbed wire is a very bad thing,
especially in a city such as
Jerusalem," he said.
Nusseibeh stressed that he was
in no position to make offers and
that he conveyed no messages.
He pointed out that he and
Dayan "are both private citizens
DAYAN is an independent
member of the Knesset.
Nusseibeh is chairman of the
East Jerusalem El*tric Corp.
and recently led a r 'test against
the Israeli govern- nt's declared
intention to take ntrol of that
company at the end of this year.
He said that this is ;ue was raised
in his conversation with Dayan
and Kollek, "but only inci-
dentally." The meeting was
Dayan's first with a leading
Palestinian personality since he
resigned the office of Foreign
Minister last Oct. 21.
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Been Through The
Gifts with meaning
from Israel, etc.
8303 N. 40!d Street Timpa. Florida 33604
Phoo. 985-8639
possible because of your help.
The continued success of this
community effort can be ensured
Our current needs are:
Dressers, Dining Room Tables,
Bed Frsmss, Pillows-Blankets
Pick-ups to begin bi-monthly
After Jan. 1
Contributions are tax deductible.
Call Tampa Jewish Social Service
(pick up available for large items)

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TheJ&iisk FUtridian of Tampa
Friday, P,
Sam Greenberg to Receive NCCW Announce Legislative Day
Good Neighbor Award
When the Na-
tional Conference
of Christians and
Jews bestows its
Annual Good
Neighbor Aw-
ards tomorrow
morning, Sam
Greenberg will be
one of the six
Tampa winners.
Nominated by the Tampa
Jewish Social Service for his
services in picking up furniture
donated to the Russian Resettle-
ment program and his time spent
in buying, stocking, and in some
cases even delivering groceries
from the Jewish Community
Center Food Co-op, Sam Green-
berg at 75 does work that many
younger men just could not
"I've been lifting weights all
my life. So chairs, couches and
stoves do not bother me a bit to
pick up." said the enthusiastic
winner. "I'm really shocked by
the entire thing. I did not think
t'nat I was doing anything so
GREENBERG said that he
became a TJSS volunteer when
his daughter Marlene (Mrs.
Ralph Steinberg) told him of the
need for help at the Social Service
office. "She said that people had
a lot of things that they wanted
to donate, but there was no one to
pick them up. So I just go and
load them on the truck."
According to Christy Reddish
of the TJSS. "Sam has the ability
to give of himself totally to any
volunteer activity he undertakes
... he is always available when
his services are requested. This
man of inexhaustible energy and
caring for mankind is a joy to
work with. He is living proof of
the invaluable service volunteers
can provide our community."
Sam Greenberg has lived in
Tampa since 1934, arriving here
on his honeymoon. He is the
father of Marlene Steinberg and
Dr. Harold Greenberg, a heart
specialist in Winter Park who is
also president of his synagogue
boasts the proud father. In
addition to his two children, he is
the very proud grandfather of
eight grandchildren, three in
Tampa and five in Orlando.
Speaking of his work with the
food co-op, he says that he is only
substituting for his friend, Sid
Bleendes, who is ill. "I am
waiting for Sid to return to good
health and take his job over once
again," adds Greenberg.
The National Conference of
Christians and Jews annually
bestows the Good Neighbor
Awards to community volun-
teers. This year's ceremony will
be a joint one between Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
The mayors of these three cities
will be on hand to personally
present the honors at a breakfast
tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the
Holiday Inn-Centra.
Tampa Section, National
Council of Jewish Women
(NCJWI. will hold its annual
Legislative Day at 9:30 a.m.. on
Friday. Feb. 22. at the Jewish
Community Center Auditorium.
The legislators of Hillsborough
County have been invited and
will be the guest speakers for the
The agenda for the morning
will consist of the legislators
speaking on their personal goals
and interests, and current bills
which will come before their
committees. After the legislators
speak, questions will be taken
from the floor.
The purpose of the event is
two-fold, educating the public to
/fo-t and Ma
(Photo bv Manin Aronovitzl
Rose and Manual Aronovitz
Honored on 62nd Anniversary
Rrse and Manual Aronovitz
celebrated their 62nd wedding
anniversary at a party given by
their family for some of their old
friends and the residents of John
Knox Village. when the
AronoviUies now reside
I-ong active in the Jewish
community of Tampa. Manual
and Rose Aronovitz have touched
nearly every segment of Jewish
life in their many years of service
in Tampa.
Marvin Aronovitz. their son.
said. "My parents would
welcome visitors at John Knox
Village. 4100 K. Fletcher.
Visiting hours are from 2-8 p.m."
JCC Basketball Team
To Play Sports Writers
The Jewish Community
Center's high school basketball
team will play a benefit game
with the sports writers of the
Tampa Tribune on Sunday. Feb.
24. at 1 p.m. in the JCC gym.
The game between the JCC
and the Tribune is being held for
the second time. During halftime
a drawing will be held for a
microwave oven (donated by
Karpav Associates).
The JCC team will be led by
Jeff Shear. Michael Boboand Jon
Albert who will be playing for the
JCC the third year in a row
Money raised from the game
goes towards funding the JCC
team s planned trip to IJir-
mingham. Ala.. March 6-9 to
compete in the Marvin
Hlumenthal Basketball Tour
nament with other JCC's from
around the south. This will be the
third trip for the JCC.
"We want to welcome anyone
and everyone to come out and
support our team.' said J( ('
coach Lee Tobin. "We hope they
will see a good game and at the
same time win a microwave.
Playing for the Tribune team
will be such athletes as Jum-
ping Jim Henderson. "Rocket
Richard Lord. King Ken
Rosenberg and Mighty" Mick
the work of the Florida
legislature and affording the
public the opportunity of meeting
their Hillsborough County
NCJW. founded in 1893, is the
oldest national Jewish women's
volunteer organi,,,
members are U'JJjl
board program 0f
social action, and
service in the UnitedZ
Israel. The Tampa
over 400 members
Adult Comedy Set For Stage at JCC
Tampa Community Players,
formerly the Tampa Little
Theatre, will be presenting the
adult comedy All Over Town,"
at the Jewish Community Center
auditorium on Feb. 14, 16, 17,
and Feb. 21. 23. and 24 with
curtain at 8 p.m. Tickets are
available at the Jewish Com-
munity Center office.
"All Over Town" follows a
New York psychiatrist with a
mid-life crisis, an operatic
southern belle, a Jewish guru, a
blind burglar, an over-sexed and
over-fertile welfare recipient, and
other eccentric characters
through 12 doors, opening into
mistaken identities, psychiatric
sessions, an adulterous affair and
several "one-night stands."
Kol Israel Radio Starts
English Broadcast to U.S.
On Jan. 31, Kol Israel
inaugurated direct English-
language radio broadcasts to the
eastern and central zones of the
United States and Canada. Kol
Israel's award-winning "source"
newscasts can be heard each
evening covering events in Israel
and the Middle East.
Veteran correspondents
provide firsthand accounts often
not available from other sources.
Kol Israel also monitors Middle
East broadcasts and other radio
communications to provide
immediate insight into unfolding
political and military develop-
Programs after the newscasts
focus on the myriad facets of
Israeli life, including its rich
musical heritage. By using
shortwave radio, instead of
satellites and redistribution
systems, newscasts are free from
intervening delay or editing
Evening programs commence
at 5:30 p.m. EST, and are heard
again at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9
p.m. EST (one hour earlier
Central) on shortwave channels
of 7.412, 9.815. and 11.637 MHz.
Other English-language
broadcasts are at 7 a.m., 3 p.m.,
and midnight EST.
These frequent transmissions
ensure that, regardless of
restraints that may inhibit news
gathering, Americans have at
least one dependable source of
timely, impartial, and complete
reporting of Middle East
To round out coverage. Kol
Israel also broadcasts to the U.S.
and Canada in several other
languages, including French.
Spanish. Hebrew. Yiddish.
Persian, and Russian. Schedules
for these services may be ob-
tained from Kol Israel. Box 204.
Cheltenham Pa 19012.
Cambodia Crisis
Draws Leaders
The president of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Com
mittee, Donald M. Robinson and
the executive vice president of
JDC, Ralph I Qoldman, were
among a group of American
leaden attending a meeting of
the National Cambodia Crisis
Committee at the White House
last week.
The meeting was the start of a
national appeal to the American
- public initialed by First I.ady
Kosalynn Carter. Father
Theodore Hesburgh, president of
Nortre Dame, and other pioneers
in Cambodia crisis assistance.
According to Hobinson. the
JDC. as the overseas rebel arm of
American Jewry, has been active
in support of Cambodian relief
and has received "nearly
$200,000 in donations from
Jewish federation^ and welfare
funds, synagogue., \oluntary
agendas and individuals in the
Jewish and general community
Goldman, in a summary of
JDC activities n behalf of
( umliodian relief, noted that the
agency had already
sde contributions
the em. feeding
programs of the International
Rescue Committee: had arranged
emergency shipment to Thailand
ol educational material,
published by Helen Keller
International, designed to aid in
the detection and prevention of
\< rophthalmia (disease of
blindness caused by deficiency of
vitamin A): and. acting in
response to a telexed request
from a JDC senior staff member
in Thailand, has approved the
immediate purchase of school
supplies, textbooks and other
materials necessary for the
education of orphans in the
refugee population."
In addition." said Goldman.
the ,11X' is currently un-
dertaking a needs-assessment of
the Cambodian refugee
population in Thailand with
emphasis on the medical.
nutritional. educational and
social problems of children. "
Robinson expressed his ap-
.....B tor the role the
Synagogue Council of America
has played in the campaign for
( ambodian relief through its
support of the Interfaith Hunger
The Appeal, jointly founded by
lbs JDC, the Catholic Relief
Services and the Church World
ce, has sought to promote
less in i imbodian refugee
need, on an interdenominational
Rehearsing for "AH
Town" to be presented*
Jewish Community
auditorium Saturday
Sunday this week
Thursday, Saturday
Sunday next week tell
for/nances at 8 p.m.) on]
to right) Joy Ryan,
CaudiU and Rubin Alt
swinging David Wilson.
Wanted: Advisol
North Florida B'nai
Youth Organization is I
adult advisors in the Taropi^
for the expanding pn
the Hay Area
Qualifications include i|
leadership and J<
background: being at leatj
years old and having thee"
work with Jewish teeni
helping them help themsehal
Those interested may all
Finkelstein or I'ate Pies |
Tampa Jewish Com
Lupus Founda
Chapter to *
The next meeting of theTl
Area Chapter of the
Foundation of America.l*i
be held Feb. 17. at 230p*J
the Centre Astunano H
Meetings are heldI "jL
conference room, al I
the hospital.
Singles Acticiti
On Thursday. J"J
Tampa Jewish Singles wuii
night out at the theawr.
The group w>U f' JJ
vttmKdy "All Over ro.y
Tampa Cmmun.i> the Jewish ComrSw
theatre at 2808 HorsuoJ
singles then mm F
restaurant Isxdseesrl
the Tampa Jewish NJ|
hold a Sunday ,,r'jnd

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r.& Says Aid Is 'Enough' For Israel
administration has
Dtified Congress that
lion it has made of
jn for the next fiscal
[sufficient to "meet
Isential defense and
payments needed in
for Israel is based on
I level of military and
hd $1785 billion -
irrent year, plus an
B $200 million in
ml aid.
' acknowledging that
(nil continue to have
jblems" for "the next
|o," the House Foreign
Committee's sub-
on the Middle East
told that the U.S.
"is a generous aid
Secretary of State for
si and South Asian
a prepared
which he said
to the
sday in
that "barring unforeseen cir
cumstances, this level of funding
along with Israel's own efforts
should enable Israel to meet its
priority defense requirements
and to continue to enjoy a
significant margin of military
superiority over any combination
of potential opponents."
The statement noted that the
U.S. budget itself has "con-
straint" and "cut-backs" in other
programs. But Saunders held out
the "promise" that "we will,
however, keep this judgment
under constant review in the light
ol developments in the region."
He said, "The Israelis fixed
their aid requirements for the
coming fiscal year, starting
October 1, at $3.45 billion in
addition to the redeployment
assistance" for withdrawal from
"THERE IS no question but
that Israel faces very serious
economic problems," Saunders
said. "Escalating oil prices, the
added cost of paying Egypt for
oil after the return of the Alma
fields and increased debt service
hit Israel verv hard. Israel has a
The Star
potential cash flow problem
resulting from its substantial
military procurement plans. All
of these problems have been
compounded by domestic policies
aimed at promoting relative rapid
economic growth." he said.
Saunders noted, however, that
"For the past two years, Israel
has experienced a real growth of
about five percent each year.
Private and public consumption
have increased as have real
wages. Unemployment has
dropped to below three percent.
The expansion has been ac-
companied by soaring inflation.
During 1979, inflation passed
the 100 percent mark. While the
foreign trade deficit has increased
rapidly, large inflows of aid and
borrowing produced sizeable
overall balance of payments
surpluses in both 1978 and 1979
and foreign exchange reserves
rose to a record high." Saunders
statements, the Carter
Administration also
acknowledged in its presentation
that "the prospects for 1980 and
1981 are that Israel's balance of
payments situation will
deteriorate. Oil costs, defense
requirements, deployment ex-
penses and the overheated
economy will all contribute to
Women Welcome
New Members
The Simcha Chapter of B'nai
ll'rith Women this month
welcomed seven new members to
the organization.
They are: Klaine Fickler,
Thelma Kornbluth. Tina Jenkins,
Adele Kosenkranz. Stephanie
Saunders. Lisa Teblum. and Yoli
A membership tea will be held
at 7:30 p.m.. Thursday. Feb. 21,
ut the home of Mrs. Sheila
increased pressure on the balance
of payments," Saunders'
statement said.
It noted that "In November,
the government of Israel took
major steps to institute a tough
austerity program to cool the
economy and to stimulate ex-
ports. Although it will be some
time before these measures have
a significant impact, they should
eventually result in a situation in
which Israel will be able to
maintain a moderate rate of
growl!, without serious -balance
of payments difficulties,"
Saunders said.
The Carter Administration
also notified Congress that it
OW !
Pcprintad with prmiion of
ftontgoimry County,Hi. Gowmant
wants $3 million in the coming
year for American voluntary
agency programs on the West
Hank and Gaza Strip.
"While modest in dollar terms."
this effort to assist the economic
and social development of the
Palestinains in the occupied
territories is a significant con-
tribution to the peace process."
The subcommittee was told
that "the credibility" of U.S.
efforts to work with Arab states
in the area and "The future of our
(U.S.) interests in the area are
unavoidably related to our
progress in moving toward a
comprehensive M iddle East
peace and especially to serious
progress in the current West
Hank and Gaza negotiations."
372 4451 ___________
Friday, Feb. 15
(Candlelighting time 6:01 p.m.)
Chabad House USF Shabbat Service 6:30 p.m. followed by
dinner free
Saturday, Feb. 16
Chabad House USF Shabbat Service 10 a.m. followed by
Kiddush Congregation Beth Israel Meleva Malka Services -
Social and Fundraiser 8:30 p.m.
Tampa Jewish Federation Young Leadership Group I Brunch 10
u.m Congregation Kol Ami Board Meeting 8 p.m. Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek Forum 10 a.m. Film: "How to Keep
Kosher and Why" Chabad House USF Lox and Bagel Brunch -
II a.m. Rm. 252-UC all you can eat University of South
Florida B'nai B'nth/Hillel Foundation No Bagel Brunch
Monday, Feb. IS
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Adult Study Group -
1030 a.m. Jewish War Vegerans Auxiliary Board Meeting -
1:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Board Meeting 8
p.m. B'nai B'nth Women Open Board Meeting Florida
Federal Savings on Bearss Ave. 8 p.m Chabad House U of
Tampa 7 p.m. Pizza blast Jewish Women and Jewish law
Class Chabad House 7:30 p.m.
Universitv of South Florida B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundation Basic
Judaism 7 p.m. Hadassah Bowling Hadassah (Ameet)
Meeting Speaker: Adrianne Sundheim 7:45 p.m.
Lake Magdalene Rec Center No. 1 ORT (daytime chapter)
Board Meeting 9 a.m. ORT (daytime chapter) Luncheon -
I I 30 a.m. Chabad House USF class "The Talmud" 7 p.m.
ORT (evening chapter) General Membership Meeting JCC -
730 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood Meeting 7:30
p.m. JCC Couples Club
Wednesday,Feb. 20
JCC Food Co-Op 10 to 12:30 p.m. Hadassah General
Meeting Notional Council of Jewish Women Vice President's
Meeting AZA and BBG at the JCC 7:30 p.m. Chabad USC
Hebrew I and II UC 205 7 p.m. "Israel Today" class UC 205 -
8 30 p.m Temple David Sisterhood Fundraiser Luncheon
noon Hillel School Board Meeting 6 p.m. Hillel School
Science Fair 730 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel Board
Meeting 8 pm. Congregation Kol Ami Sisterhood Meeting
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Men's Club Board Meeting
University ol South Florida B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundation Flea
Market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21
ORT (evening chapter) Bowling Hillel Parents Meeting 9:30
a.m. Hillel School Coffee 2 p.m. JCC Singles Group Con-
gregation Beth Israel Lecture and Lunch "Our Jewish Roots" -
noon University of South Florida B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundation
Rabbis' Study Group 3 p m. Chabad USF "Jewish Medical
Ethics class 7 30 p.m at Chabad House
f, Feb. 22
(Candlelighting time6:06p.m.)
National Council of Jewish Women Legislative Day 9 a.m. to
12 30 p.m Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Sabbath
Dinner 6 30 p.m. Women's Division Cabinet Meeting 10
a.m. Chabad House USF Shabbat Service 6:30 p.m. -
followed by Matzo Ball Smorgasboard Congregation Schaarai
Zedek SchZFTY Retreat through Feb. 24
Saturday, Feb. 23
Tampa Community Players present "All Over Town" JCC
Auditorium 8 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood -
"Cruise to Nowhere" 7 p.m. University of South Florida B'n B'nlh Hillel Foundation Washington's Birthday Party 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24
University of South Florida B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundation Bagel
Brunch 11:30 a.m. Chabad House USF Bagel and Lox
Brunch UC 252 II a.m. All you can eat. Program: "The Why's
and How's of Pur.m." JCC Singles' Club Roller Skating Party
Temple David Sisterhood Dinner Jewish War Veterans and
Auxiliary Meeting 10a.m.

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Stalin's Tyranny Recalled on His Centenary
MOSCOW Squeezed incon
gruously between a pinup of
French film star Brigitte Bardot
and a photo of the Swedish pop
group Abba. a familiar
moustachioed face gazes up
sternly at potential purchasers.
A single rouble note changes
hands, and the buyer quickly
walks away from the semi-legal
market stall in a provincial
Soviet city, clutching a crudely
framed photo-portrait.
The familiar face in such un-
familiar surroundings is that of
the once-feared dictator Josef
Stalin, the centenary of whose
birth fell on Friday. Dec. 21.
SELLING home-printed pic-
tures and calendars of the late
Generalissimo to his nostalgic
admirers is one of those private
enterprise activities which is
banned in theory but tolerated in
The same kind of ambivalence
pervades present-day Soviet
attitudes to Stalin, the man who
inspired terror and a kind of
religious idolatry until his death
in 1953.
Praised during his lifetime as
mankinds greatest genius, the
son of a poor Georgian cobbler,
he was denounced as a tyrant by
his successor Nikita Khrushchev
three years after his death.
speech" to the 20th party con-
gress in 1956 toppled the demi-
god from his pedestal and set the
stage for condemnation of what
was euphemistically called the
"personality cult."
The curtain was raised a little
on the mass terror which sent
millions of people to their deaths
in the vast network of prisons
and labor camps.
Symbolically, the embalmed
body of the dictator was taken
out of the Red Square mausoleum
where since 1953 it had rested
alongside that of Vladimir Lenin,
founder of the Soviet state.
FOR THE old myth of Stalin s
infallibility. Khrushchev sub-
stituted a new one of a man
who was not only evil but also an
incompetent who bungled
Khrushchev s 'destaliniza-
ion'' campaigns helped discredit
his leadership rivals and cement
his personal position, but they
were also inspired by a firm belief
that the Soviet Union would have
to look squarely at the Stalinist
past and overcome it as the price
of future progress.
But when Khrushchev was
ousted in 1964. his demolition of
Stalin and the rehabilitation of
his many victims was only half-
His successors Leonid Brezh-
nev and Alexei Kosygin took the
view that Stalin's 30 years in
power were too vital a pillar in
the Communist Party's history
to be held up to indiscriminate
THE i' DECIDED to close the
historical record as it stood,
leaving some of Stalin's dead
victims restored to places of
honor, and some, like Nikolai
Bukharin. still on the blacklist.
references to the "violations of
Socialist legality" which took
place, no explanations are given
of what the term means.
The result has been to leave
Stalin in a kind of ambiguous
limbo. No fully coherent picture
of his historical role in building
the Soviet Union now exists and
no biography of him is on sale.
The official hope appears to be
Josef Stalin
that with passing years interest
in Stalin will gradually fade
In 1970 a bust of the dead
leader was erected in Red Square
by the Kremlin wall, but there
has been no move to rehabilitate
him completely and overturn the
basically negative verdict of the
Khrushchev years.
FORMALLY, the Soviet
leadership still stands by the
Communist Party Central Com-
mittee resolution of June 30.
1956. which condemned the "per-
sonality cult."
But in practice since the mid-
1960s there has been a clear
change in the way the historical
picture is shaded. While the
Khrushchev period highlighted
the bad side of Stalin with a flood
of fiction, films and memoirs such
as Alexander Solzhenitsyn's
story. One Day in the Life of Iran
Demsoitch. now it is the positive
side of Stalin which is stressed.
Successive editions of the
official party history have been
rewritten to gloss over the crimes
of the Stalin era and cut out the
Khrushchev criticisms.
ONE EXAMPLE is the ac-
cusation that Stalin contributed
greatly to needless Red Army
defeats during World War II by
ignoring clear warnings of
Hitler's imminent attack on
Russia in 1941.
This criticism was retained in
1976 when the great Soviet
encyclopedia published its
authoritative article on Stalin.
The charge was that he miscal-
culated the outbreak of the Nazi-
Soviet struggle.
Hut page seven of the Soviet
Military Kncyclopedia. just pub-
lished in Moscow, exonerates
Stalin of all blame and attributes
Soviet defensive weaknesses in
1941 to unavoidable shortages of
time and of supplies
Since the mid-1960s Stalin's
image as wartime leader and
statesman has undergone
gradual refurbishment in plays,
books and films.
TfPICAL OF the current out-
put are the war novels of
Alexander Chakovsky. editor of
the influential Literary Gazette,
organ of the Writers' Union.
Chakovsky's Victory, pub-
lished last year, shows Stalin
majestically dominating the 1945
Potsdam conference and getting
the better of his untrustworthy
Western counterparts. President
Harry Truman and British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill
Meanwhile, the curtain which
Khrushchev raised on Stalin's
crimes has been allowed to fall
back While there are still routine
No mention of
purges and their
the 1930s
millions of
victims is now allowed to filter
onto the pages of the Soviet
press. When prominent purge
victims who were rehabilitated
by Khrushchev are mentioned in
print, there is now no reference to
how they died.
SOVIET school children on
average probably know less of
what happened under Stalin than
their counterparts in Germany
know about Hitler.
Does all this mean that the
Soviet leaders, most of whom owe
their careers to Stalin, secretly
planned a major reappraisal of
him for his 100th anniversary?
Soviet intellectuals who keep a
close watch on the party line
believe not.
"They would secretly have
liked to. but they don't dare,"
one commented. Stalin's 100th
birthday would be marked
roughly as it was a decade ago for
the 90th. when there was an
article in Pravda but no other
celebrations, he predicted.
ACCORDING TO unofficial
Marxist historian Roy Med-
vedev. the Kremlin in fact had
plans for a much more lavish
celebration of Stalin's 90th birth-
But they were called off at the
last moment after protests from
the Polish and Hungarian Com-
munist parties.
The same fear of upsetting
foreign Communist opinion and
general reluctance to rock the
boat is likely to outweigh any
feeling of nostalgia for Stalin
among the Soviet ruling group,
most Soviet intellectuals expect.
That such nostalgia exists
among the older generation can
hardly be disputed. Last year, at
a Moscow meeting to mark the
anniversary' of the Red Army, a
mention of Stalin by Defense
Minister Dmitry Ustinov drew a
10-second burst of applause from
an audience of party stalwarts
and war veterans.
older generation, who were on the
receiving end of Stalin's terror
and survived the camps, have no
such warm memories.
Few educated Soviet families
were untouched by the purges,
and many of today's middle-aged
people remember how their
parents were arrested in the
"In 1937 when people arrived
at work in the mornings they
looked round to see who else was
there and congratulated each
other on having survived another
night." one Soviet intellectual
But even Stalin's embittered
victims agree a repetition of his
terror today is unlikely, chiefly
because the Communist Party
leaders themselves would have
most to fear.
TODA1 STALIN is not such
an acute political problem for the
Kremlin leadership as he was in
the years after his death.
But in a political system which
depends for its legitimacy on its
origin in the 1917 revolution and
draws its ideological inspiration
from the past. Stalin remains an
awkward figure.
There is no easy explanation
for the fact that for 30 years be-
tween the time of Lenin and
today the Soviet Union was ruled
by a man who. at least by the
standards of Western historians,
was one of history's greatest
mass murderers.
No official tally of Stalin's
victims has ever been published
in the Soviet Union. Western
scholars have guessed that the
number who died in the 1.^.
of the 1930s after coUectilS
and in the subsequent pur^
labor camps is up to 20 mfl!^
EVEN THOUGH the bock.
Stalin is officially c|*
curiosity about him anxm,
dinary Soviet people an*!
be growing.
Among the books
Moscow intellectuals seem
anxious to borrow from Wm
friends are those about Su]^
News in Brief
autonomy negotiations resumed
on the working group level in
Cairo Tuesday, with the three
teams still attempting to place
the "powers and responsibilities"
of the projected autonomy into
agreed "categories."
The Israeli team, under
Interior Ministry Director
General Haim Kubersky. flew to
Cairo Tuesday morning, where
the talks were held at the Mena
House Hotel near the Pyramids.
Next week, the talks will
transfer to the Laromme Hotel in
Tel Aviv in keeping with the
recent resolve of the autonomy
plenum that the working groups
meet "on an accelerated and
intensified schedule."
The climax of this stepped-up
activity will come on Feb. 26 in
London, when the top three
negotiators. Sol Linowitz. Mus-
tapha Khalil and Yosef Burg, will
hold a tete-a-tete.
TEL AVIV Ivanov Roland,
a masseur attached to a visiting
Rumanian soccer team, ap-
parently has defected. The Ru-
manian Embassy was informed
by the team's manager. Francis
Kovacz. that Roland has been
missing since Saturday night.
He was last seen in Natanya.
where he reportedly borrowed
IL 500 and U.S. $100 from team-
mates and. carrying a valise,
boarded a taxi for Tel Aviv. The
Rumanian team. Polytechnica
Timisoara, is visiting Israel as
guest of the Natanya Maccabis,
the top team in the Israel league.
They played several friendly
games against the Israelis.
Kovacz seemed pleased with
his team's performance but was
unhappy over the disappearance
of Roland. However, he seemed
to take it philosophically. "You
can't watch 24 men 24 hours a
day. he told reporters.
NEW fORK The leader of
the roof organization of Holo-
caust survivors in the United
States has called upon West
Germany to reject the proposed
plan linking reparation payments
to victims of the Holocaust with
the claims of former Nazis.
Solomon Zynstein. president of
the America Federation of Jewish
Fighters. Camp Inmates, and
Nazi Victims, said that "the
coupling of victim and aggressor
would be a desecration of
Zynstein s comments were
made in letters to West German
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Franz-Joseph Strauss, leader of
the Bavarian Christian Social
Union, and Helmut Kohl, leader
of the Christian Democratic
"While one acknowledges the
sincerity and intent of West
Germany in making payment
over the years to those who suf-
fered during the Holocaust."
Zynstein said, "one cannot
justify lumping former career
military officers, including
members of the SS elite guard
and Nazi civil service."
JERUSALEM The concept
of two sovereignties in an un-
divided Jerusalem, as proposed
by President Anwar Sadat, is a:
logical contradiction that can
only lead to creation of walk as in1
Berlin, an adviser to Mayor,
^he lira
Teddy Kollek told the 1*
Bonds West Coast U
Delegation Monday night.
Itzhak D. Unna welcome
delegation at the King D,
Hotel upon their arrival f
eight-day mission at tin
vitation of Prime Minister B*
Chief Rabbi Shlonio Gora
expected to issue a has
decree declaring that the i
plant of kidneys from a deceafl
person to save the life of anod
is permissible under Jewish 1
and is in fact a miUva
Goren initiated the ruling
patently to still the furor in i
Orthodox circles over the I
plant of a kidney from
yeshiva student Yehoshua SaM
to a nine-year-old Arab gjri
Hadassah Hospital Slonu.
was fatally shot by unkn
assailants in the Hebron rural
place on Jan. 31 He *
resident of the militant Ortnoi
town of Kiryat Arba. .nljacoi
Religious circles protsJB
vehemently that the iranssl
was done without the
consent of the youth s famh
that the recipient was vioh
anti Israel. According to Aa|
Israel MK Menachem Pa
she is "known for he
thusiastic support of thePU
Goren rejected that
saying it made no
w hose life was saved
The Arab child w;i
as Amira Bukassah
a refugee camp near
had been coming to Had
Hospital regularly for dial)
TEL AVIV Ten pen
were injured, three send
when a bomb exploded a"
crowded bus stop in I'etachl
va early Monday morning.
second bomb discos ered in
immediate vicinity was sd
dismantled by sapper- befai
Police believe that thedevu
hand grenade attached t*>u
was deliberately set to expW
short time later to ..iuseca
ties among the crowds
gathered at the scene of thel
A general warning was I
to the populace to keep el**
areas where a bomb explode!
the chance that one or
additional bombs have
planted there.
BONN Three former
men were sentenced Monday'
Cologne court to prison senm
of up to 12 years which in v*"
the men's age could mean*
sentence if served in full.
The three. Herbert >l
Hagen. Kurt Lishka and W
Heinnchsohn. were sentenced
their role in the deportation
Nazi occupied France of '*
people Jews. Communists'
Resistance-fighters Most d*
* arious concentration camp*
West German Judge Hl
Fassbender sentenced H*
former deputy to the SS
chief in France, to 12
Lishka. a former Pans
chief, to 10; and Ernst H
sohn. a former SS serf**


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