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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April 11, 1980
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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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:
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___________ Of Tampa
^2- Number 15
Tampa, Florida Friday, April 11,1980
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I Price 35 Cents
Holocaust Memorial Service Set for April 15
The Tampa Jewiah community
Lill commemorate Yom Hashoah
Day of Remembrance to honor
nd perpetuate the memory of the
million plus who perished
luring the Holocaust. The
Memorial Service will be held at
he Jewish Community Center on
esday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Judge Ralph Steinberg,
Jolocaust Committee chairman
the Tampa Jewish
federation, announced that the
uest speaker will be Jeanne
^amanScaglione. Mrs. Daman-
caglione was raised in Belgium
i a Roman Catholic. In 1942, at
start of Hitler's persecution
the Jews, she became head-
mistress of an all-Jewish kinder-
en: "Nos Petits."
The experience of being an
yewitness to the Jewish tragedy
her to join the Underground
lovement in its dangerous
uggle against the invader. It is
anks to the courage and
bmpassion of people like Mrs.
^aman-Scaglione that, in
elgium, 10,000 adults and 2,000
luldren were hidden and saved
om the Nazi terror, said Judge
MEMBERS of her family were
Might and paid a heavy price for
Jeanne Daman-Scaglione
their participation in this
struggle between civilization and
barbarism, said Steinberg. Her
uncle lost his life, as a political
prisoner in Mauthausen con-
centration camp and her cousin
was incarcerated for two years in
Upon Belgium'8 liberation, she
Continued on Page 2
Five Arab Terrorists
Succumb in Battle
At Border Kibbutz
The above charcoal sketch, the cover of the Yom Hashoah announcements, was done in 1975 by
Sergio J. Waksman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Waksman of Tampa. It is one of a series of
eight entitled "Holocaust." Sergio was born in Cuba, graduated from Robinson High School
and now attends Beyalel Art School in Jerusalem where he has lived since 1975. While at-
tending Dade College in Miami, he was actively involved with the Miami Jewish Federation. He
received an award for the sketch from the Conservative Sisterhoods in Miami.
On Capitol Hill
Sadat, Begin Talks on Way
MISGAV AM, Israel -
/hen five Palestinian ter-
ttrists invaded this kib-
lutz-fortress near the
ebanese border Monday,
braeli military authorities
Mused to make any deals
vt the five child-hostages
tiey took in the nursery of
be kibbutz.
Instead, within hours,
tie Palestinian terrorists
[rere all dead. Dying with
lem were three Israelis
|n official of Misgav Am, a
aldier and two-year-old
)shua Glouska.
H Israelis run true to form,
ttaliatory raids against Pales-
Continued on Page 9
Ezer Weizman
(JTA) With the dates
announced by the White
House for the separate
summit meetings President
Carter will hold, first with
Egyptian P esident Anwar
Sadat and a week with
Premier Menachem Begin,
both the mood and ex-
pectations attendant to the
talks are undergoing
Sadat arrived in Washington
Monday for three days, riding his
already well-established plateau
of popularity with Americans as
the new giant of pro-American
influence in the Middle East, a
reputation enhanced by his
taking the former Shah of Iran
'out of U.S. accountability. Aa on
previous visits, Sadat was
booked for a National Press Club
appearance on the last day of his
visit, Thursday.
BEGIN WILL be here Apr. 15
to 16 with his prestige in the U.S.
at possibly the lowest ever
assessed for an Israeli leader. One
cause is the flood of adverse
publicity launched against
Jewish presence on the West
Bank, which is irrelevant to the
Camp David accords.
Another cause is his refusal to
bend any further towards
Egypt's demands which he
repeatedly has said are outside
those accords. He conveyed this
| position to special American
Ambassador Sol Linowitz last
week, but it has scarcely been
noticed here.
Begin will arrive in New York
City Apr. 14 to rest before
proceeding to Washington. While
here, he will likely hold a news
Continued on Page 7
Minister Begin
Tampa Jewish Community Survey Mailed
Tampa Jewish Corn-
Survey had its initial
"ling this week. Here are the
tot. why, when and how of it.
[HAT: The Tampa Jewish
Community Survey is a
[questionnaire designed to
I compile an accurate profile of
line Tampa Jewish population
|oi Hillsborough County. It is
I sponsored by the Tampa
[Jewish Federation, and the
[goals were established in
[consultations with every local
[Jewish organization.
WHY: The last survey of the
Jewish community of Tampa
was held in 1958. Since then,
Tampa's Jewish population
has grown at a faster rate than
the county's overall
population. What does this
mean? How does it affect
where we are going? How to
plan for the future? These are
just some of the questions we
hope to address as more in-
formation is made available
through the survey.
WHEN: During the week of
April 14, approximately 1,200
households (one out of three
households) will receive the
questionnaire. During the week
of April 28, a sample of those
who have not responded will
receive a second questionnaire.
By May 13, a sample of those
who have not responded will
receive a phone call. Inter-
spersed throughout the
mailings will be a separate
mailing to a number of
households who are not af-
filiated with any Jewish in-
HOW TO: Instructions ac-
company each of the 43
questions in the survey. A
cover letter precedes the
questionnaire and includes the
We earnestly request your
response. You are an essential
part of the Jewish population and
your answers to these questions
are needed to enable Jewish
organizations to provide more
effective service and help for you
and other Jewish people living in
our community.
It is possible that no one was
born Jewish or otherwise con-
siders him (her) self Jewish lives
in your residence. If that is so,
please put an "X" in this box QJ
and return the questionnaire
uncompleted in the stamped self-
addressed envelope so that we
may remove your address from
our records.
If there is just one Jewish
adult in this household, we would
need that person to complete this
If there is more than one
Jewish adult in this household,
we would prefer to have the
principal wage earner (the person
who provides the most money)
complete this questionnaire. If
that person cannot answer, then
we would prefer the spouse of the
principal wage earner. If that is
Continued on Page 11

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We thought that David Echdman'a news certainly
deserved "star billing*' in the column this week. David, (son of
Dr. Gil Echelman and Mrs. Anne Echelman-Kantori. i9 a fresh-
man in the MD. PhD. program at Johns Hopkins University.
He has just been selected as one of two students to receive a
scholarship covering all tuition and some living expenses for the
next seven years. This scholarship is based on academic
achievement and it is one for which all of the students in the
program compete. Our heartiest congratulations on this most
outstanding honor.
We just heard some marvelous news about Phyllis Hvman,
daughter of Rema and Robert Hyman Phyllis is a freshman at
Washington University in St. Louis. after skipping her senior
year at Tampa Preparatory. She has recently been informed that
she is a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition
for achievement based on grades, test scores, and faculty
recommendations. Within a few weeks, the finalists will be
notified as to whether they are winners in the competition, but
as far as we are concerned, Phyllis is a definite "winner" already.
Just a comment on what a truly lovely, warm, and most
stimulating luncheon the Tampa J?wish Federation Community
Division affair was recently held at the Swiss House at Busch
Gardens. Franci Rudolph and Nancy Linsky did a super job of
planning the day and organizing it like clockwork. With the
giraffes and elephants peering in through the windows, over 75
ladies enjoyed a delicious lunch while listening to the dynamic
Gail H. Evans speak on the recent U.N. vote and how it affects
the Jews in the United States and Israel. In addition, there were
short talks by Judy Rosenkranz, chairman of Women's
Division, and by Goldie Shear, chairman of the Aging Services
Committee under the auspices of Tampa Jewish Social Service.
It was a most successful day and one thoroughly enjoyed by
those who attended.
We always enjoy telling you about the Sabbath Services at
Congregation Kol Ami, because there is so much participation
by the congregants. The service held on April 4 was conducted
by Allan Fox, who also gave the sermon. Steve Schimmel served
as cantor for the evening. A lovely Oneg Shabbat, following
services, was hosted by the Eckstein, Field, Berger and
Weinstein families.
Then on Friday, April 18, the service will be conducted by
Malka and Sam Iaaak. On that evening, Bob Levine will present
the sermon. Afterwards, the Fink and Wohl families will host
the Oneg Shabbat.
"Super Sunday" was indeed super, despite the em-
barrasingly small turn-out, reports chairman Marshall Linsky.
Beginning with a breakfast meeting at the Riverside Hilton
Hotel the handful of persons who had come to volunteer their
time towards Tampa Jewish Federation's 1980 Campaign via
telephone solicitations enjoyed a delicious breakfast and in-
spiring comments from Michael Levine, chairman of the 1980
Campaign; Ben Greenbanm, president of Tampa Jewish
Federation; Gary Alter, executive director of Federation; and
chairman of the day, Marshall Linsky.
Then the group broke up, with half going to the offices of B.
Terry Aidman and half going to the offices of Berry Berg.
Within in a couple of hours, approximately 200 members of the
community were contacted by phone and their pledges were
secured for this year's campaign. So, despite the disappointing
response to the request for volunteers, many persons were
reached and over $25,000 additional dollars were pledged.
Dr. Jerry W. Koehier, associate professor and director,
Center for Organizational Communication Research and Ser-
vices, Department of Communication, University of South
Florida, was the honored speaker at Wednesday's Brotherhood
meeting held at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Following a
social hour and a delicious dinner, Dr. Koehier spoke on
"Leadership Motivation." He is the author of many books,
including The Corporation Game: How to Win the War with the
Organization and Make Them Love It. He provided a most
interesting and stimulating evening for all who attended.
In the March 28 issue, when we wished a happy birthday to
our Jewish Tower friends who had their special day during that
month, we inadvertently left out a few names. Please forgive us
and allow us at this time to wish many good days of health and
happiness for the coming year to Susie Meabe, Mercedes
Porregon and Thomas Hernandez.
Also, celebrating anniversaries during the month of March
were Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wallace and Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Rabinovitz. A sparkling anniversary to both sets of lovebirds!
Meet EUen and Henry Brown who moved to the North
Dade area about six weeks ago from Irvine, Calif. The Browns
have a 3'/,.year-old daughter, Jennifer, who attends the Jewish
Community Center preschool, and they are expecting their
second child in May. Both Ellen and Henry are originally from
New York but have lived in four different cities in four years.
They hope that Tampa will finally be their permanent stop!
Henry is a CPA, (specializing in health care consulting) with the
accounting firm of Ernest and Whinney Ellen use to work as a
higher education counselor. Henry enjoys tennis in his spare
time, and right now Ellen is staying busy with moving into their
new house. A warm welcome to our new family.
Until next week .
Planning the celebration of Israel Independence Day in Tampa are left to right. Rabbi Laa!
Israel Independence Day
Festival to Begin April 26
The fifth Annual Israel Independence Day
Festival is slated to get underway'with a per-
formance of Israeli music by "Kinneret," a music
group from New York, April 26 at 8 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center.
The show will be presented in the JCC
The evening also will be highlighted by the
presentation of the winning essays, written by
school age children.
April 27 will be a full day of activities for
members of the Tampa Jewish community of all
ages. The morning begins with a scroll run from
Tampa International Airport to Temple Schaarai
Zedek. The run is slated to kick off at 10:30 a.m.
Lively Dance
Class Offered
"Move those muscles, limber
up, enjoy yourself while dan-
cing," recommends the staff of
the Senior Citizens Project.
Any interested senior can
dance to cha-cha, fox trot, disco
melodies (and more) Sunday,
April 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at the Jewish Community Center.
There is no charge for the
lesson, sponsored with Older
Americans Act funding and co-
sponsored by the Hillsborough
Company Adult Education
Continued from Page 1
resumed her work in education,
helping in the rehabilitation of
Jewish youngsters who had
survived the camps. She now
fives in the United States with
her husband. Prof. Aldo
Scaglione, who also fought the
Nazis in the Italian Partisan
Army during the war and is
Distinguished Professor of Com-
parative Literature at the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.
Participating in the program
wil be Rabbi Nathan Bryn,
Lillyan Osiason, Rabbi Martin
Sandberg, Cantor William
Hauben. Alfred Wasserberger,
Lt. Col. Allan Fox, and
representatives of the Hillel
School of Tampa. A special multi-
media slide presentation
prepared by the New York
Federation / U J A tracing the
history of the Holocaust also will
be shown.
Judge Steinberg has urged the
Jewish community to show their
solidarity by being present for
this important memorial
Runners of all ages are invited to participati|
either a three or a seven and one-half miltl
At Temple Schaarai Zedek, the runners w3
join the community in a Solidarity Walk from the
temple to the Jewish Community Center. The]
marchers, displaying banners and flags, wil
demonstrate their concern for dedication to til]
struggle for freedom.
At the Center, a day of activities is planned,
ranging from an I sraeli bazaar and cafe to muaiol
performances by various groups. The groupi]
include the JCC School of Music, the Toweretta
Dance Troupe, dancing by B'nai Brith Girls ami
Temple Schaarai Zedek youth and guitar musk.
There will also be an Israeli night club and id
Israeli marketplace, with many Israeli produ
on sale.
Students from Chabad House USF will con-
struct a replica of the Western Wall, and Hillel
USF will conduct a book fair, selling boob"
covering a wide variety of Jewish topics.
There will also be a booth on Soviet Jewry and t
senior citizens will be displaying their handicrafts
and will have some items for sale.
PHONE (813) 837-5874
Rhode L. Karpa,
Q. R. I.
You'll enjoy!
"Balabatish" service!
JjTftHAf T--n-a#

.v.April 11. 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Rebecca Stanfieid to be onored Yom Ha-Sho 9ah: Holocaust Memorial Day
"She's Riven me new interest
life through her drawing
says of her senior
ots at the Jewish Corn-
unity Center.
Rebecca Stanfieid will be
today by her drawing
indents for her ac-
omplishments with her classes.
With the class, Ms. Stanf ield, a
irellknown local artist and
ratercolorist, will tour the Fine
ts Museum in St. Petersburg
^ have lunch at the Harbor
|ye Restaurant there. The day
arks the end of her classes until
Ms. Stanfieid has offered
nning and intermediate
awing through the Senior
Citizens Project of the Jewish
ommunity Center since fall of
|979. Anyone 60 and older in
lillsborough County is welcome
classes sponsored by the
enior Citizen Project.
Lupus Foundation
Everyone is welcome to learn
about Lupus Erythematosus at
next meeting of the Tampa
toa Chapter of the Lupus
foundation of America, at 2:30
p.m.. April 20 in the conference
oom of Centro Asturiano
Hospital, Tampa.
The speaker will be Dr. Lee
Kirkman, M.D.
Rebecca Stanfieid
The Holocaust is now just one
generation in our past. It is still
too early to review its place in the
history of Judaism, or in the vast
scope of human affairs, from a
dispassionate perspective which
only more time may bring. We
still can feel the pain. The
wounds have yet to be fully
closed. We still remember. How
could it be otherwise?
In 1951, the Knesset of Israel
designated the 27th of Nisan as
"The Holocaust and Ghetto
Uprising Memorial Day." Thia
date was chosen because it fell
between the date of the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising and Israel's
remembrance day for its war
heroes. Often the secular date of
April 19 is observed in the
Rabbi Sandberg
Tay-Sachs Testing Continues in April
The University of South
Florida Medical Center and the
National Council of Jewish
Women, Tampa Section, have
joined hands to conduct testing
for the disease known as- Tay-
Sachs, which attacks primarily
those of Jewish heritage.
Tay-Sachs is transmitted by
parents to their children and
affects the brain and nervous
system of six-month-old babies,
resulting in the child's death.
Young Leadership Event
Center will feature Dennis
Prager, director, Brandeis-Bardin
Institute as scholar-in-residence
and Morris Amitay and Bobi
Klotz as keynote speakers.
The Tampa Jewish Federation
Young Leadership Devlopment
will participate in the conference.
The conference to be held at For further information, call
he Dodgertown Conference the Tampa Jewish Federation.
United Jewish Appeal Young
eadership Cabinet, Region IV
Honda) and Young Women's
eadership Cabinet, Region IV,
ill hold its Third Annual Florida
rional Young Leadership
onference May 2-4, in Vero
Since there is no known cure
for Tay-Sachs, prevention
through genetic counseling is
essential for those couples in
which both individuals are found
to be carriers.
A demographic study un-
derway estimates the Jewish
Family Fun
Day Set
The Jewish Community Center
invites everyone to an Open
House and Family Fun Day on
April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Center, 2808 Horatio.
There will be something for
everyone, including a compli-
mentary bruch, entertainment by
guitarist Cory Zimmerman,
aerobic dance demonstrations,
tennis matches, pool games and
booths. There also will be a free
membership drawing.
population of the Tampa Bay
community to be around 12,000.
It is estimated that one person in
every 29 of Jewish heritage is a
carrier of Tay-Sachs.
Through the month of April, a
simple, free blood test to
determine this will be offered at
the Medical Center. The Pediatric
Lab, 974-2456, will make ap-
Diaspora, this being the day on
which the Warsaw ghetto
uprising took place in 1943.
Yom Ha-Sho'ah is too new a
commemoration to have
developed any fixed patterns of
observance. Most communities
hold some type of memorial
service at which Kaddish is
recited in memory of the six-
million. Often the non-Jewish
community is invited to take part
in the obervances. The Holocaust
was a tragedy for mankind as a
whole. It is vital that we all
remember, Jew and Gentile alike,
and join in prayer that such
atrocities will not happen again.
This year, the community of
Tampa will publicly observe Yom
Ha-Sho'ah on the evening of
April 15, with a program
sponsored by the Tampa Jewish
Federation at the Jewish
Community Center. Various
segments of the Jewish and
general community will par-
ticipate. We can not make the
dead live again. We cannot bring
them from their graves. But we
can be their voice and their
remembrance. If we forget, if we
'allow others to forget, then we
will have failed in our duty to
them and to mankind. Let us
show that we remember by at-
tending our Holocaust Memorial
sun cove realty
commercial residential
331* S Data Mafery
Special Guest
Jean Daman
Mrs. Daman-Scaglione
was a recipient of the Yad
Vashem Medal of the
Government of Israel,
awarded to heroic non-
Jews who have saved
Jewish lives at the risk of
their own.
On TuesdayApril 15,1980
Your presence is requested...
To participate in a Memorial Service
Yom Hashoah
Day of Remembrance
To honor and perpetuate the memory
Of the six million-plus who perished
During the Holocaust 1939 -1945
7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
2808 Horatio Street
This observance sponsored by
n Tampa Jewish Federation
3 Now More ThanEver We Are One

The Jewish Pbridiam of Tampa
of Tampa
Friday. April 11. 1980
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Number 15
Cut Out The Twitching
The State Department made a valid point when
it said that United States foreign policy will not
change as a result of Sen. Edward Kennedy's upset
victory over President Carter in the New York
Democratic Presidential primary Mar. 25.
"If each post-election analysis were to create an
involuntary reflex on what we do, we'd be twitching
every week," State Department spokesman Hodding
Carter told reporters the day after the New York
But the real message that the Carter ad-
ministration's foreign policy establishment should
get from the New York vote is that there has been too
much "twitching" in the State Department and the
White House.
Sure, New York Jews were expressing their
anger at the U.S. vote in the United Nations
Security Council Mar. 1 for an anti-Israel resolution
despite the President's repudiation of the vote two
days later. But Jews like others were also upset by
the inability of the administration to deal with in-
flation, and many said this was their chief reason for
voting for Kennedy or sitting out the election.
When it came to the UN vote, many saw this as
a signal that U.S. policy was shifting in the Middle
East toward a definite pro-Arab tilt. The Carter
administration has spared no effort in trying to
change this perception.
But what the President or Vice President Walter
Mondale or Mrs. Rosalynn Carter says one day is
contradicted the next by a statement from Secretary
of State Vance or some other State Department
official. This transmission of confusing signals not
only occurs on the Arab-Israeli conflict but in other
areas of foreign policy dealings with the Soviet
Union. Iran. Cuba and elsewhere.
What Jews and all Americans want is a clear,
consistent policy, not twitching.
Peace Now Demonstrators
Chant Demand for Begin
To Quit as Premier
TEL AVIV (JTA) One of the sections read in
the Passover Haggadah is Dayenu, which can be trans-
lated as "we are content" or "we had enough." The Peace
Now movement took the second meaning here in at-
tempting to form a Dayenu Chain from Haifa to the
Presidential residence in Jerusalem calling for Prime
Minister Menachem Begin"s resignation.
SEVERAL THOUSAND persons lined the 100-mile
route from Haifa to Jerusalem carrying such signs as
"Begin, Go to the President" (to offer his resignation),
"We have had enough of you," and "Don't Miss the
Peace Now leaders issued a statement charging that
Begin was following a policy that would lead to "per-
petual war." But some Likud leaders said the demon-
stration was a threat to democracy. They said a govern-
ment resigns because it loses a vote in the Knesset, not
because of demonstrators along a highway.
The Voice of Sadat to His People
HAIFA Anwar Sadat
makes a food iinprcinn in his
television appearances No
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accepts ham aa a man woo can be
trusted, this on tha baaia of his
for world |nsr>nc
What does Sadat taD his own
people, for domestic con-
sumption? Little attantion has
paid to a wide-ranging
with him which ap-
peared not long ago in the Cairo
weekly magazine. October.
Without commentary or at-
>empta to interpret, I present
translations of portions of that
interview whcfa I have selected
HE WAS asked how it is
possible to transform those who
were enemies one day, into
friends forever on the next day
In reply he declared that real
friendship is not achieved
overnight by decisions or
proclamations It is a long, slow
process- He knows that some
Israelis are suspicious of Egypt.
On the other hand, there are
Egyptians who fear that some
fine day they will wake op and
discover that Israeli businessmen
have conquered' Egypt's
economy. Those who have each
leers Sadat said, are still suf-
fering from an inferiority com-
plex, from which they should
have recovered after the October
Other Egyptians accuse him of
rushing matters. It is not be, it is
the Israelis who are pushing hard
for quick normalization. They
should not be so nervous nor in so
much of a hurry. It shows they
don't understand us. We think
differently and react differently.
HE TOLD of an Israeli
journalist who stood on a bridge
over the Nile and watched the
sluggish flow of the waters
beneath. He could detect motion
only by the slow movement of a
floating piece of paper. The Nile
flows very, very slowly. The
Israeli said he was used to
greater speed, and he found the
slow pace in everything terrible
We must bear in mind that we
live in two different worlds, the
Egyptian paresident added.
He told of Egyptians who had
visited Israel and were disap-
pointed by the smallness of
everything. The agricultural
plantations were tiny, by
Egyptisn standards The
distances between places were
insignificant in short, two
different sets of standards.
Egyptians also found it dif-
ficult to understand what Israel
calls its democracy the many
parties and sects and the
multiplicity of opinions and
criticism, so that the observer
gets a confused picture and
doesn't know what is office]
policy and what is opposition.
Are the Israelis deliberately
trying to confuse everybody?
That's their way of doing things,
Sadat told his people. It may be
difficult for us to understand, bat
we must be patient and tolerant.
ANIS MANSOUR. tha editor
who conducted the interview,
reminded Sadat of his pledge that
the October War would be the
last one no more ware. Then
how could be explain the fact that
Egypt and Israel now seemed to
be engaged in an arms race, each
seeking to build up its air force
and its other armaments at a
dizzying pace? Could this be
reconciled with the mutual wish
for peace? Sadat replied that the
Middle East is now ablaze, and
Egypt must be ready for
anything. He knew that Israel is
concerned about the supply of
American fighter planes; Egypt
has its concerns, too.
The trouble is that the mass
media play their part in fanning
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overcome sudTgl
His rewords wwaWl
ongoing discussions with rtC
to the West Bank AutooZJI
tb^W-t Bank. wabdnJ;
Israel from conquered
and solution of the probku
Jerusalem still remain eknaal
in Egyptian policy.
IT IS not true, as some It-
would like to think, that theiiu,
merely tactical matters, indtkj
once Israel has completed
withdrawal from the Sinai. |
Egypt has ita own land
Egypt will cease pushisa
solution of the West Bank i
Jerusalem problems.
Sadat's words to hit
Book Detailing
A-Bomb WiU
Not be Published
The book. None WiU Sur-
vive Us, the story of the
Israeli atom bomb, will not
be published. Not now, not
here and not anywhere else.
Neither in Hebrew nor in
any other language. Not in
part and not as a serial.
After having the manuscript of
the book in his hands for 45 days,
the Israeli censor has banned
publication of the book. And not
only the book is not to be pub-
lished. The co-authors of the
book. 37-year-old Eli Teicher and
47-year-old Ami Doron. said here
at a press conference that they
were ordered by the censor to
hand over all their notes and
other manuscripts that they pos-
sessed. Reason: the book con-
tains material that is harmful to
the security of the State of I srael.
THE AUTHORS have also
been prohibited from divulging
any detail out of their book. They
abided by both instructions. Said
Eli Teicher who. together with
Exodus '80
v W V
0>*tn 'HaaitxA'*
Ami Doron were members oft
Haaretz editorial staff, Wi|
asked the censor to allow ui t
have the manuscript for two mml
days so as to enable our attomwl
to study the material forinoria]
nisi, but the censor refused."
"Thereupon the authors havej
requested their attorney to t
to the Supreme Court for
injunction against the censor I
instruct him to return the i
script even for a short time-
to the authors-
Said the authors. When I
story of our book was
brought to the attention of I
public (by CBSI circles of the!
fense Ministry said the br
contains nothing secret.
contains lies and untruths, and!
cannot harm the state's security!
And yet now, the fsct that
book is banned, apparentrj
means something else
TEICHER. while careful nottsl
speak of what the book con"j*|
said only it is s non-fiction bo*|
He cited a phrase from a book r
onetime Secretary of the U
Party. Lyova Eliav. which -I
passed by the censor said
the Arabs will succeed
bringing the Israelis to u
threshold of extermination,
will also be exterminated. A"l
them. Jews and Arabs wJJ
exterminated. There wdM*
victors nor conquered. Tb5V
be no victory parades in Wnsjj
cus or Cairo. Becsuse neither*
The Israeli atom bomb stoj|
sensation, which comes up*'I
now and then '"""J^
sources, came into the
pages once again towards ur i
of list month when the I^l
correspondent of ^1
.voiding the I*l|..S5
flying to Rome to dispj*" I
airy from there ':,|
of the book with sn addition
the Isr-lia; and South Am ^
have jointly PkM*L^i
bomb. This specific story"
included in the book. Teicn-
Doron said.

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Kosher lunch menu of the Senior Citizen's Nutrition and
Activity Program is sponsored by the Hillsborough County
Commission and held at the Jewish Community Center. Mariryn
Blakley, site manaaer, 872-4451. Menu subject to change.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Monday: April 7. Swedish Meatballs. Parsley Noodles, Green
Beans, Cinnamon Applesauce, Whole Wheat Bread, Peanut
Butter Cookies, Milk, Coffee or Tea.
Tuesday: April 8, Shake & Bake Chicken, Blackeyed Peas,
Collard Greens, Apple Juice, Parve Combread, Sweet
Potato Pie, Milk, Coffee or Tea.
Wednesday: April 9, Roast Beef with gravy, Whipped Potatoes,
Stewed Tomatoes, Cole Slaw, Whole Wheat Bread, Lime
Gelatin with Pears, Milk, Coffee or Tea.
Thursday: Sliced Turkey with gravy, Peas & Carrots, Baked
Dressing, Orange Cranberry, Molded Salad, Parve Dinner
Roll, Chilled Peaches, Milk, Coffee or Tea.
Friday: April 14, Stuffed Cabbage Casserole, Yellow Corn,
Tossed Salad with Green Peppers (French Dressing) Parve
Whole Wheat Bread, Fruit Cocktail, Milk, Coffee or Tea.
Super Sunday Scores 'Hit'
Super Sunday Campaign workers are pictured
Bl>mi> prior to making telephone calls on Sunday,
March 30. for the 1980 Tampa Jewish Federation-
UJA Campaign.' Over $25,000 was realized on
Super Sunday, pushing the 1980 Campaign total
d\ er sii.r>0.000.
According to Campaign Chairman Michael
fcevine, "We have already surpassed the 1979
Dial, but we still have a long way to go to meet
he minimum needs for our commitment to Israel
nil our local agencies. We will utilize the
telephone to contact contributors between April
Hand April 30."
Campaign workers pictured above are: (top)
left to right: Steve Segall, Dr. Carl Zielonka.
Barry Berg, Nat Shorstein, Bert Green, Sid
Bleendes and Abe Davis-Wasserberger. (Middle),
left to right: Brian Abeles, Dr. Donald Mellman,
Terry Aidman, Leslie Aidman and Mike Levine.
(Bottom), left to right: Marshall Linsky, M.
William Saul, Abe Silver, Sandy Roth, Ben
Greenbaum, Joel Karpay and Jack Steinberg.
(Photos by Audrey Haubenstock.)
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Introducing JCC Oriental Dance Teacher
The Jewish Community Cento-
is beginning classes on Oriental
dancing, including belly dancing.
Teaching these programs will be
Maureen Patrick of the Tampa
Recreation Department.
Maureen Patrick, a native
Floridian and ^graduate of Hills-
borough High School, was a
National Merit commended
scholar and a recipient of a
Florida state teaching
In 1973, Maureen completed
her studies at the University of
South Florida, receiving a
bachelor of arts degree in
humanities. An honors graduate,
she remains active in the alumni
chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (an
honor society in education).
Although accepted for ad-
vanced degree work in
humanities education, she elected
to pursue her undergraduate
specialization in ethnomusico-
logy and dance arts. Building on
her early training in ballet and
yogic disciplines, she added the
instruction of Lais Wadsworth
(classic Hindu), Marilyn Man-
daso (Spanish) and La Men.
She expanded her knowledge of
folkloric styles with Pandora
Foutiou (Albanian folk dance and
gypsy culture) and Bobby
(Ibrahim) Farrah of New York
City (traditional and con-
temporary and Middle Eastern
As a teacher, Maureen was the
first to present Oriental ethno-
musicology and dance to
Maureen Patrick
Tampa's University of South
Florida. She frequently appeares
before media and the public to
promote dance programs in the
city of Tampa'8 Recreation
Department, which includes her
novice and intermediate classes
in their schedule.
Free Ballroom Dance Classes
Put on your dancing shoes,
seniors of northwest Tampa and
Hillsborough County! Thursday
nights mean free ballroom dance
lessons at Rocky Creek Mobile
Home Park's Recreation Center,
8400 West Waters.
Starting at 7 p.m., the dance
lessons, jointly sponsored by the
Senior Citizens Project, Rocky
Creek Mobile Home Park, and
the Hillsborough County Adult
Education Department, will be
taught by Jim Hopkins.
There is no charge for the
lessons which are open to anyone
60 or older in Hillsborough
"Annie," the joyous family musical sensation which scored
seven Tony Awards including Beet Musical arrives in St.
Petersburg, Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. through Sunday, May
11, as the springtime highlight of producer Zev Bufman's
"Broadway in the Sunshine" series at the St. Petersburg
Bayfront Auditorium.
Bringing the beloved comic-strip characters to life will be
veteran Broadway and film star, Harve Presnell. left, as
billionaire industrialist Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, and 12-year-
old Rosanne Sorrentino, right, in the title role. Sandy, Annie's
beloved canine companion, will be portrayed by Moose, who ;
studied with the original Sandy of the Broadway production.
Seniors Are Invited to Speak Out*
Cuts in
Social Security
child nutrition
programs, Medicare and
Medicaid and food stamps for
the elderly and other low-income
persons are in store, according to
the National Senior Citizens Law
Older people, the handicapped
and others who are concerned
with these issues are encouraged
to write to their Congressmen as
soon as
April 15 at the latest'
is on
Florida Sen. Lawton Chiles m,
on the Senate Budeet rv
mittee. He may be reached in r.
Congressman Bill Nelson in.
Fla) is on the House BuZ
Committee. Write him careoffhe
U.S. House of Representative
Washington D.C. 20515. "'
JWV Post and Auxiliary
A joint installation of officers
from both the Post and Auxiliary
Jewish War Veterans Albert
Aronovitz No. 373 is planned at
the Admiral Benbow Inn, 1200
North Westshore Blvd., Sunday,
April 20. Ceremony will be at 1
p.m. and dinner at 3 p.m.
Send RSVP and $6.50 no later
than April 10 to Mary Surasky,
13906 Capitol Dr., Tampa 33612.
The Auxiliary slate for 1980-81
is: President, Minnie Posner;
senior vice president, Anne
Spector; junior vice president,
Miriam Tarnofsky; chaplain, Ceil
Goldstein; patriotic instructress
Grace Katz; conductress, Adele
Rosenkranz; historian, Idi
Castiglia; inner guard, Bert
Kleinman; treasurer, Helen
Males; recording secretary,
Edith Simpson; correspondence
secretary, Marguerite Spitz;
trustee one year, Gertrude Kern-
two year, M argot Berlo; three
year, Betty Pomper; honorary
trustee, Rose Aronovitz and
Esther Piper P. A.P.
Winners for the grand fund-
raiser will be named.
Having a
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Don't forget to invite
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Sadat, Begin PiMellas Fedcrati w*
Continued from Page 1-
iference. He will be in New
trk again briefly Apr. 17 before
fving for Jerusalem. During the
it week, Begin has come under
treasingly harsh attacks from
ith the right and the left among
dia pundits, who have con-
titrated on "settlements."
IaLTHOUGH "settlements"
not mentioned in either the
^np David accords or Egyp-
n-Isnicli peace agreement,
ey have become a principal
Obstacle to peace" in Carter
Idministration terminology
lat is holding up agreement for
fest Bank-Gaza Strip
On the autonomy talks, Egypt
nd Israel are far apart. It has
come clear the U.S. has in-
eased its support for .the
yptian position. That this
alemate is not expected to be
oken in the April talks is
^ready anticipated by Sadat,
ho said in Cairo he would take
art in a three-way summit with
Dth Carter and Begin.
In his address on the an-
niversary of the Egyptian-Israeli
aty a week ago, Carter spoke
observing "the letter and the
pirit" of the Camp David ac-
ords. Some of those present
pterpreted that remark as subtle
iticism of the Israeli govern-
ent policy of establishing an
i civilian presence in Judaea
nd Samaria.
European nations to alter
Security Council Resolution 242
that underpins the Camp David
accords. The U.S. is committed
against any changes in
Resolution 242, but observers
have noted the State Department
is apparently not going beyond
May 26 on this commitment.
THE OTHER is the drive by
the Palestine Liberation
Organization, exuberant by its
successes for diplomatic
recognition in West Europe and
most lately in India, where PLO
chief Yasir Arafat last Friday
proclaimed a new "holy war"
against Israel and called for
volunteers to fight Zionism
imperialism and colonialism
PLO code words for Israel, the
U.S. and other democratic
On PLO initiative, the Arab
delegates at the UN are pressing
a Security Council resolution on
Palestinian rights, which may
come up this week. Europeans
are said to consider this proposed
resolution excessive, but, given
the momentum for appeasing the
Arabs in consideration for oil and
investments, observers feel even
this far-out resolution may
receive the Europeans' approval.
Buys Out ItliK Acreage
- The Ku Klux Klan has
more than principles. It has
money. At least, this is
true for the Knights of the
Ku Klux Klan here.
Donald Kersey, a local
KKK officer who owns
property in the area, is
about to conclude a deal
with Charles Rutenberg for
the purchase of a 13-acre
tract just north of State
Road 584. The tract
presently headquarters the
KKK branch with which
Kersey is affiliated.
RUTENBERG is president of
'the Rutenberg Corp. He is for-
merly associated with U.S. Home
of Florida, Inc. A well-known
land developer, Rutenberg is also
a high-ranking official in the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
According to a news report by
Sid Kirchheimer, of the Clear-
water Sun, Kersey said that he
and Rutenberg agreed on the sale
at the beginning of March and
that the deal will be consum-
mated "within the month."
Kirchheimer writes that
"When asked why a Klan officer
would sell property to a suc-
cessful land developer who is
very influential in the Jewish
community, Kersey replied, "For
money.' It is estimated that the
Rutenberg-Kersey deal is for
RUTENBERG, who has a
large string of houses, con-
dominiums and shopping centers
in this area behind him, is vice
president of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Pinellas County and
represents the organization on
the National Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds.
The Pinellas County
Federation's executive director,
Ron Weisinger, is quoted by
Kirchheimer as declaring that
"Charley Rutenberg is probably
the most important member we
have ... the county should thank
Charley for getting rid of that
black spot ..."
The "black spot" means KKK
headquarters on the 13-acre site,
which was the apparent target of
arsonists shortly before Kersey's
[Rutenberg, who has a large
string of houses, condcnin-
\iums and shopping centers in
this area behind him, is vice
\president of the Jewish Fed-
crution of Pinellas County
and represents the organiza-
I tion on the National Council
\of Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds.
decision to sell it, and it marked
the fourth time, according to the
Clearwater Sun report, that Klan
headquarters were set ablaze
since it first moved here in
October, 1977 to the dismay of
local business and community
FRANK WEANER, president
of the Palm State Bank, is
reported to have offered $50,000
'tor the land in order to build a
synagogue on it. The bank is
some 200 yards from the frame
house serving as KKK
organization headquarters. The
deal never went through, and
property has since been pur-
chased to build a Jewish center
on Curlew Road at County Road
have noted that the Egyptians
have broken the Camp David
iccords both in letter and spirit.
They note that no criticism has
larisen over the Egyptian icy
[treatment of the first Israeli
representatives in Cairo, in-
Icluding Israel's Ambassador
JEliahu Ben-Elissar. Apart from
[diplomatic formalities, Egyp-
:ians are boycotting social events
[.hat include Israeli officials.
While the Camp David accords
I call for an "administrative
council" for the West Bank and
Gaza, to conduct local govern-
Jmeni affairs while Israel controls
[external security and foreign
1 affairs, the Egyptians want a
("legislative council" that is seen
las a prescription for a Palestinian
In addition, the accords
[specifically exclude Jerusalem,
but Egypt insists on East
Jerusalem being included in the
West Bank elections. Egypt
proposes a committee to provide
security guarantees for Israel,
but the accords call for Israeli
military units to be in specified
^areas. Thus, Egypt goes beyond
.the Camp David accords, pro-
Israeli observers here noted.
with the accords, there is no hope
for progress," one observer
noted. The purpose of the
Washington talks is to break this
deadlock. The question is
whether Sadat is prepared for
autonomy under the accords. If
(he is, there are no problems. The
ttlements are a completely
marginal issue. That they have
become a major issue in the
media was encouraged above all
by the Mar. 1 Security Council
Resolution 465 and the U.S. vote
for it."
"Begin went out on a limb by
agreeing to the Camp David
accords," another observer said.
"He cannot possibly go further,
nor can any other Israeli Prime
Minister without risking a
Palestinian state and all that it
entails. This has nothing to do
with Begin personally. If the
May 26 target date passes
"l*',%ithout an agreement for
autonomy it would not be a
disaster, but if Egypt agrees with
the accord agreement can be
reached today."
Meanwhile, two other factors
loom here. One is the move by
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Gfr/e/ Rabbinate Law'

legislation was incorporated in a
letter to Peres which stated that
in the context of the present
Reform, Labor' Zionists Assail Legislation ttf-JSMgfc
an anachronism which "must be
removed if the desires of the
majority of the Jews in Israel and
of the great majority of the Jews
in the US. are to be respected.
/fid Pities as'S
Association of Reform Zionists of
America and the Labor Zionist
Alliance have attacked the new
"Chief Rabbinate Law" which
was passed by Israel's Knesset
last month.
ARZA assailed the legislation
as "a deliberate affront to the
more than three million Reform
and Conservative Jews in Israel
and throughout the world." The
LZA expressed its "deep
disappointment" that its sister
organization in Israel, the Labor
Party, "saw fit to support this
retrogressive legislation."
THE NEW law enshrines
the statutes the exclusivity of the
Orthodox stream of-Judaism in
Israel, particularly in rabbinical
jurisdiction to perform
marriages. Under the new law the
Chief Rabbinate will issue
marriage licenses. Previously the
licenses were issued by the
Ministry of Religion.
Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn of
Boston, president of ARZA, said
the new law "undermines recent
attempts by Israeli Reform
rabbis to be granted the right to
perform marriages by the
Ministry of Religious Affairs."
Asserting that "this officially-
sanctioned abridgement of
religious freedom mars the
Daf Yomi
Counting the Omer
"And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: Speak unto the
children of Israel and say unto them: When you come into the
land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof,
then you'shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest
unto the priest. And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord to
be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest
shall wave it.." (Leviticus 23:9-11)
The above quotation from the Torah refers to the early
harvest in the land of Israel. The harvesting of barley was
marked by a special offering of a measure of barley called Omer
on the second day of Passover.
On the 16th day of Nisan. three SE-OT (Measures) of barley
were reaped by three men, each with his own scythe and basket.
The grain was brought to the temple where it was winnowed,
parched and ground into coarse flour. It was then sifted through
13 sieves and one tenth of the three SE-OT which constitutes an
Omer was given to the priest. It was then mixed with oil and
frankincense and "waved." The method of "waving" was done
thus: The priest took the offering of barley flour and placed it on
his outstretched hands, then moved his hands from side to side
and up an down. After the waving, a handful was burnt on the
altar, the rest was eaten by the priests. This ceremony of waving
was to protect the harvest from any calamity (Talmud
THE MEANING of the Biblical words "morrow After the
Sabbath" was interpreted differently by the Boethusians and
later in history by the Karaites.
The Boethusians were a religious and political sect formed
by the High Priest, Simon Ben Boethus, who was appointed to
his position by Herod the Great (24 BCE). They were very much
like the Sadducees. But whereas the Sadducees supported the
Hasmonean dynasty, the Boethusians were loyal to the
They maintained that the Omer was to be offered "morrow
after the Sabbath" on the first Sunday after Passover and not
on the Second Day after the First Day of Passover. Their
viewpoint made the Holiday Shavuot always fall on a Sunday
Our sages argued that the word "Sabbath" was to be
understood not as the weekly Sabbath (seventh day) but as a
"Holy Day,"thus meaning the first day of the holiday Passover.
The "Morrow After the Sabbath." meaning the day after the
first day of Passover.
"AND YOU shall count unto you from the morrow after the
day of rest, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the
waving; seven weeks shall there be complete; even unto the
morrow after the seventh week shall you count 50 days; and you
shall present a new meal-offering unto the Lord." (Leviticus
The Israelites arrived at Mt. Sinai on the on the second day
of the month Moses ascended the mountain, on the third day he
received the peoples answer that they will accept, on the fourth
day he made the second ascent and was commanded to tell the
people that for three days they were to prepare themselves. At
the end of that time, the Revelation took place. Thus the Feast
of Weeks became the Festival of Revelation (Ziman, Matan,
Toratinu). The Season of Giving of Our Torah. In the Talmud it
is known as A-TZE-RET ("Held Over,") the concluding festival
to Passover. Later it was renamed Shavuot (Feast of Weeks).
Beginning with the second night of Passover and every
night thereafter, we count weeks (49 days). The 50th day is
Shavout. Sometimes it is called the Pentecost which means the
50th day.
We count the days in order to impress the thought that the
release from physical bondage represented by Passover does not
constitute complete freedom unless it culminates in spiritual
freedom presented by the holiday Shavuot.
WE COUNT the days between the second Holy Day even
as one who expects a dear friend on a certain day counts the
days and even the hours when he will arrive. "Liberty from
slavery without a constitution to follow its laws is not real
freedom whether to men or nations." (Maimonides)
This period of counting 49 days, is known as the Sephirah
Days. (As to restrictions on marriages, etc., during this period, I
will write with God's help next week.)
democratic character of Israel'
Gittelsohn declared"
"Israel, the only Jewish state
on the face of the earth, is the
only state in which Reform and
Conservative rabbis are
prevented by law from per-
forming marriages, the only
nation in which Jews are barred
from being married by the rabbi
of their choice."
comes, he said, "at a time when
Reform Judaism is intensifying
its efforts to promote im-
migration to Israel and after
the World Zionist Congress
overwhelmingly endorsed a
resolution calling for 'equality
among all streams of religious
Judaism in Israel.'
Gittelsohn also joined Rabbi
Alexander Schindler, president of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations (UAHC), in
sharply criticizing the Labor
Party for "a transparent exercise
in political cynicism which will
not be forgotten by the Israeli
electorate." The Labor Party
invoked party discipline in the
Knesset to support the bill, thus
assuring passage.
Last December, in an address
to UAHC's biennial convention
in Toronto, Shimon Peres. Labor
Party leader, read a statement
pledging that the Labor Party
would "work for legislation to
assure the recognition of all
streams of religious Judaism, and
to oppose all attempts to bring
pressure or coercion to interfere
with personal or individual ways
of life."
Gittelsohn and Schindler
declared: "By betraying the very
principles upon which Labor
Zionism was founded to make
Israel a more open society in
which the individual Jewish soul
may realize its full potential
you have broken faith with those
who voted for Labor's Knesset
slate in hopes that the principles
could be reflected in Israel's
The LZA's national executive
committee criticism of Israel's
Labor Party for voting for the
Confab Gives
Carter Degree
NEW YORK A three-day
scientific conference, -featuring a
special convocation in the White
House to present President
Carter with an honorary degree of
Doctor and Philosophy will be
held in Washington, D.C. Apr. 11
to 13 under the joint sponsorship
of the American Committee and
the Canadian Society for the
Weizmann Institute of Science.
The presentation to President
Carter will be made on Friday,
Apr. 11, by Prof. Michael Sela,
president of the Weizmann
Institute, and Prof. Uriel. Z.
Littauer, on behalf of its
Scientific Council.
President Carter is the third
Chief Executive to have received
this honor, his predecessors being
Harry S. Truman and John F.
of re
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JNF Chief Highlights Record
Of Two-Year Growth Period
NEW YORK In addressing
the first Board of Directors
meeting of the 1980 officers of the
Jewish National Fund at JNF
House last week, Rabbi William
Berkowitz, president of the JNF
of America, who just completed
his first term, assessed the past
two years, highlighting JNF's
accomplishments and goals.
This period has seen un-
precedented growth and
achievement for the JNF, with
fresh visions and ideas
broadening our scope and
capacity, he rebated. "We
you are making peace into a
reality making the funds we
raised into history; creating new
chapters in the stofy of Israel and
the shaping of the Jewish
people's future. We see a new
dynamic JNF, growing steadily
each year, taking a new and
greater position within the
American Jewish community."
In detailing the reasons for
JNF's growth. Rabbi Berkowiu
pointed to many internal
organizational changes, including
new groups of professionals and
committeed structures, new
participation in the Board of
Directos and Administrative
Committee, the formation of a
national leadership council, and
"a greater rapport" between the
Jewish National Fund in New
York and the Keren Kayemeth
I>elsrael in Jerusalem.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
SHEMINI Moses called Aaron and his sons and the eldersof
Israel and gays them detailed instructions concerning the living
things which they might eat.
Only animals which had parted hoofs and chewed their cud
might he eaten. But an animal which had only parted hoofs or
which onl> chewed its cud could not be eaten. Thus the camel
and the rabbit were forbidden, for they chewed their cud but had
no parted hoof. Nor was the pig clean food, for while it had a
parted hoof it did not chew its cud.
Fish which had fins and scales could be eaU'ii.
Bird-- of prey those which eat other livingthings like
the vulture, eagle, and hawk; and all wild birds, like the ostrich,
raven, bat. and stork, were to be considered unclean.
Nor could crawling insects be eaten. All winged things that
go upon all fours were forbidden. Unclean, too, were the weasel,
the mouse, the lizard, the crocodile, and the chameleon.
The Israelites were also forbidden to eat blood of any kind.
Smce the daily diet affects a man's whole being, the kinds of
food a .lew is permitted to eat hold an important place in the
laws of holiness. tl.ii iticus 9:111:47).
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion ot the Law is extracted and based
upon "The Graphic History ol the Jewish Heritage," edited by P. Wollman
Tsamir, $1}, published by Shengold The volume is available at 7S Maiden
Lane, New York, N.Y. 10031. Joseph Schlang is president ol the society
distributing the volume.)
Religious OiRectopy
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
News in Brief
Ben Elissar's Social
'Solitude' to End?
Page 9
Five Arab Terrorists Succumb in
Battle At Border Kibbutz
JERUSALEM In an effort
10 uke Ambassador Ben Elieear
out of the eocial solitude he hae
found himself in Cairo, Egyptian
Premier Dr. Mustapha Khalil will
give him a special reception,
Egypt's Ambassador to Israel
Sud Mortada said in Jerusalem.
Mortada spoke to newsmen
shortly after he met with Prime
Minister Menachem Begin, gave
him the greetings of President
Anwar Sadat for the holiday
alongside with four com-
memorative coins which were
printed in Egypt on the occasion
of the first anniversary of the
peace treaty.
Mortada would not elaborate
more on this point, but it was
learned that the subject came up
in the talk with Begin, with
Mortada expressing the hope
that Ben Elissar would soon
come out of the social solitude.
BONN A Munich court has
equated two West German
officers of charges involving a
incident in which cadets in a
litary college sang Nazi songs
shouted "throw another Jew
i the Tire" as they burned pieces
I paper.
The court ruled that Col.
Edgar Munks and Maj. Hans
Joachim Stabenau should not be
eld criminally responsible for
incident for which 11 cadets
e disciplined.
TEL AVIV More than 200
aeli soldiers were needed to
ct some 30 Gush Emunim
witters from a hill in northern
ai where they attempted to
blish a "settlement" in
nee of the government. It
the second time that the
h Emunim militants had
pied the site 30 miles east of
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El Arish, which is now under
Egyptian administration.
PARIS A number of
prominent left-wing Jewish intel-
lectuals have formed "a group"
to promote talks with the Pales-
tinians, including the PLO, and
to challenge the repreaentativity
of traditional French Jewish
The group, "Left-Wing Jews,"
expresses its attachment to
Israel but, in a widely reproduced
communique, "refuses to recog-
nize the central role played by
Israel in Jewish life" or "auto-
matic approval of Israel's policies
and decisions."
The group says that "we main-
tain the right to criticize Israel
like we criticize all other states
and refuse to remain silent in
the face of Israel's anti-Arab dis-
The group, which includes
&iilosopher Richard Marienstras,
itorian Pieree Henri-Vidal,
writer Guv Konopnicki, and
retired Judge Wladimir Rabi,
charges France's Jewish insti-
tutions with claiming "with no
justification whatever to speak
on behalf of the entire Jewish
GENOSSAR A huge stone
from the lower Galilee moun-
tains, of basalt type, has been
chosen by Ruth Allon to be the
gravestone for her late husband.
On the shloshim the tombstone
was unveiled. On it was in-
scribed, "Yigal Allon, 10.10.1918
- 29.2.1980 son of Chaya and
Reuben Paikovitz."
Hundreds came to the Kibbutz
cemetery to place a wreath of
flowers and to pay homage.
Another memorial meeting was
held at his native village, Kfar
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tirnan forces in Lebanon are next
on the agenda.
armed with grenades and auto-
matic weapons. Surprisingly,
they slipped across the border
successfully and mounted their
attack in a nine-hour siege
against the agricultural colony,
where some 200 persons live
surprisingly because Misgav Am
had been considered on the ready
against such attacks, and pre-
sumably, impregnable.
Israeli army personnel were on
the scene almost as soon as the
alarm was sounded by Sammy
Shani, 38, secretary of the kib-
butz. He had gone to the nursery
to repair an electrical circuit and
was shot dead by two of the
terrorists, who were by then
holed up there.
The terrorists had entered
through the upstairs of the
nursery, where they took four
older children as hostages. There
i were only two babies downstairs,
and the terrorists took them, too.
A seventh hostage, an adult
nursery attendant, managed to
escape, along with Shani's wife,
Esty, who had been on night
THE ATTACK occurred on
the eve of the final day of Pass-
over, and so there were less
children in the nursery than
would otherwise be the case.
The Israel army units launched
a counterattack at 3 a.m.,
ignoring a demand by the Pales-
tinian terrorists that 50 Pales-
tinians now in Israeli jails be
released, and that they and the
prisoners be granted safe flight
back to Beirut. The counter-
attack failed, during which one
Israeli died, and a two-year-old
baby also succumbed.
Defense Minister Ezer Weiz-
, man flew to the kibbutz, and it
was he who made the decision to
refuse all bargaining demands
and to launch a military
WEIZMAN, who called the
Arab attack "particularly
treacherous," then led several
hours of negotiations in Arabic,
by which time Chief of Staff Gen.
Rafael Ey tan also arrived on the
scene. Their joint decision was to
launch a second counterattack. It
lasted approximately four
"We decided to strike, to
penetrate and take matters in
hand," Weizman explained. "To
me, it (the four minutes) took a
All the terrorists were killed.
In toto, 11 Israeli soldiers, one
civilian and four children were
wounded one child critically.
ROSA OFANOS, 77, the
oldest resident at Misgav Am,
said that "It was terrible,
terrible" She described the scene
as a nursery laden with blood,
spent bullets and walls studded
with bullet holes. She expressed
surprise at the sophisticated
weaponry of the Palestinian
attackers in view of electronic
detectors at the Lebanese border.
The Arab Liberation Front, a
Palestinian group based in Bagh-
dad, took "credit" for the attack.
Ironically, Misgav Am in
Hebrew means "powerful
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Friday, April
Senior Citizens Hold 'Mock' Seder at JCC
Monday. March SI, over 90
persons attended a "Mock"
Seder at lunch-time in the Jewish
Community Canter Auditorium.
Abe Davia-Waeserberger,
assistant executive director of
the Tampa Jewish Federation,
officiated, according to Maryln
Blakaty, site manager for the *
Senior Citiaen Nutrition and ST
Activity Program. ^
Barney Anton, acting aa the 'v
Hauan. aang the Kidduah and
gave grace after the meals
Abe Davis-Wasserberfrer* gave
a very enlightening pedagogy on
the Sadar. taking everyone
through the various steps of the
ceremony. He urged everyone.
Jews and non-Jews to join in in
friendliness. warmth, and
compassion in the ceremony of
the Holy Daya-
Marilyn Blakely extended
special appreciation to Usa
Blanc k who arranged the table
decoration of lovely red roses and
and to Selma Karmeten.
Left to right: Velio Lee, Martha Rosenfarb. Marsha Mason,
Florence Krug are shown peeling apples for the Charoses
Martha Rosenfarb for the Seder
plates and making the Charoses
Blakely said. "So many of the
women spent time in helping to
complete arrangements for the
lovely affair, and I am deeply
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'Right Machinery'
To Deal With
Iran Situation
Israel's former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayantoidi!
gathering of the Tiger Bay Club at the' FontainAk*
Hilton on Miami Beach Sunday night that the United
States does not have the 'right madunery to deal wit*
the kind of situation as it is currently confronting in Iran.
"I don't think that you are short of military power,"
Day an declared, telling the more than 1,000 guest that 11
don't think you are weak. But the United States could
strengthen its credibility abroad."
THE UNITED STATES may have the capacity U]
launch a lightening nuclear war, he said, but it lacks thai
capacity to solidify agreements with other nations abr^l
to use their military facuities and "take military *
when necessary" in more conventional forms.
Under these circumstances, he said, "Our ail
will be your airfields. Our seaports will be your seat
and even our so-called Phantom wfll be your Phantom.
In a reference to the Shah of Iran's asylum in Eg
Dayan noted that President Sadat's decision was
just an act of generosity ... It also was a first
political move" that proved Sadat's strength as a
ternational leader.
Project Needs Receptioi
With so many new branch
programs, we're busier than
ever." says Donna Davis,
coordinator of the Senior Ciusena
Project. "We need several more
volunteer phone receptionists to
help answer bask questions
Seniors and others interested
in volunteering four hours a weak
for the Senior Citizen* Project
should call Ma Davis at the
Jewish Community Center.
A training and orientation
will be bald the weakail
April 14.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
It HIAS centennial dinner are (left to right), Harry M. Friedman, vice president, ad-
tinistration and finance; Edwin Shapiro, president of HI AS; MaxM. Fisher, guest of honor
nnd recipient of HI AS Liberty Award; and Gay nor I. Jacobson, executive vice president of
HIAS Marks 100 Years of Rescue Work
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
narked 100 years of rescue and resettlement
ervice for more than four million Jewish men,
vomen and children at a centennial dinner Mar.
! at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
The dinner, which was attended by over 300
vorld Jewish leaders, government officials,
eaders of voluntary agencies and other invited
uests. honored Max M. Fisher. Stuart E.
Sizenstat, assistant to the President for Domestic
Affairs and Policy, was principal speaker.
Eizenstat said, "HIAS has been a modern
loses for the Jewish people in bondage, helping
Dple reach a land of freedom and land of op-
ortunity. You have made America a nation of
ations." |
The U.S. wants Israel to dip into its $2.56
billion in foreign currency reserves to cover part
|f the growth in its balance-of-payments deficit,
nce Ministry Director Ya'acov Neeman told
srters last week. This is another American
quest made during Neeman's recent visit to
shington which caused disagreement between
two sides on what steps should be taken to
store health to Israeli economy.
the same time, it has become known that
easury forecasts indicate a $600 million drop in
aeli reserves to $2.07 billion by the end of the
ar. Also predicted are an $800 million increase
the balance-of-payment deficit and growth of
^e foreign debt to $16.8 billion. Neeman added
at the Americans are watching Israel's
Bnomic situation very closely. The U.S. ex-
essed approval at the treasury's budget cuts, he
id, but proposed even larger reductions in
Bblic spending and advocated a recessionary
of Israel's largest hotel chains, H. Sniff
atels, Ltd., has been named a member of
ipranational Hotel Reservations, operated by
iitels Ltd. of West Germany, one of the largest
ernational hotel reservation groupings.
laim Sniff, president of the 1,800-room Israeli
J>up, reported this week that his company has
Ined the Supranational network, which includes
uvJ1*' companies in 15 countries, offering
[.000 hotel rooms in 292 hotels in 196 cities in a
ual reservations system.
>e H. "Shift group now adds to it an Israeli
presentation for the first time, with the
plomat Hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; the
anna-Tel Aviv. President, Ariel and Orgil
ptels in Jerusalem; the Princess Marina
ftanya, as well as the Marina Sharem, in
The deeds of Raoul Wallenberg in saving tens
I thousands of Jews from certain death during
"> Holocaust were acknowledged in New York in
nbute attended by more than 400 at an event
sponsored by the New York regional office of
1 Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Free
ul Wallenberg Committee.
Wallenberg, a member of a prominent Swedish
"stian family, disappeared in Hungary shortly
er boviet forces liberated the country in 1945.
|"med for many years to have died, it is now
believed he may be a prisoner in a Russian jail,
based on information obtained from one-time
fellow inmates.
Speaking at ADL headquarters, Elizabeth
Moynihan, secretary of the Wallenberg Com-
mittee, vowed to continue to press the Soviet
Union for evidence of whether or not Wallenberg
is alive. "Anyone who is horrified by what the
Nazis did must pursue this case as a matter of
conscience," said Mrs. Moynihan, wife of Sen.
Daniel P. Moynihan of New York.
Prof. Alfred Mansfeld of Technion's Faculty of
Architecture and Town Planning has been
commissioned by the Arab Republic of Egypt to
submit a design for the inter-faith monument to
peace Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wishes to
build at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Mansfeld is one of three internationally-known
architects selected for the project. He designed
the synagogue that will occupy a third of the area
set aside for the sanctuary, along with a mosque
designed by Egyptian architect A. El Rimaly and
a church designed by French architect Pierre
The three architects presented their coor-
dinated plans to President Sadat late last year
and received his approval. The entire project is
expected to be completed within five years and
cost an estimated $30-40 million.
Humorist, Jewish folklorist and "teacher of the
human spirit" Sam Levenson will be honored
with the B'nai B'rith Chai Award Apr. 21 at the
annual meeting in Washington of the B'nai B'rith
Commission on Community Volunteer Services.
The award is given to "an individual or group
who has made outstanding contributions in
community service, citizenship and
humanitarianism." It is so named because chai is
Hebrew for "life," and the recipient honors life
through his dedication to others.
Previous winners of the award are the late U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark; Harold
Russell, chairman of the President's Commission
on Employment of the Handicapped;
Ambassador Arthur Goldberg; and Veterans
Administration chief Max Cleland.
Israel's first major merchant bank, backed by
the country's largest financial group, will be
established to provide private capital and other
assistance to business and industry in Tel Aviv.
Bank Leumi Le-Israel announced this week an
agreement with Danot Investment Company
Ltd., owned by some of Israel's principal in-
dustrialists, for the establishment of the mer-
chant bank, Leumi and Associates Investment
The new bank will offer various financial
consultation services, including management
counseling, underwriting, mergers, purchase of
companies, special aid to firms in difficulty, the
management of investment portfolios, and supply
of non-routine financing for factors in private and
public sectors of the Israeli economy. It will also
be able to invest out of its own means in the
shared capital of client companies.
Tampa Jewish
Survey Mailed
Continued from Page 1
not possible, then one of the
remaining Jewish adults living in
the household may complete this
This questionnaire may seem
long but depending on your
return the questionnaire. A
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After you have completed this
questionnaire, please return it in
the enclosed postage-paid, self-
addressed envelope. It is ad-
dressed to the University of
South Florida, Department of
Sociology, where Patricia LaRose
will perform the tabulation of the
results for the Tampa Jewish
Federation. The results of the
survey will be published and
circulated by the Federation.
If you have any questions
about the authenticity of the
sponsorship of this study, feel
free to call the Tampa Jewish
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them about it. If you have any
technical questions for
example, how to respond to a
particular question call the
technical advisors Dr. Ray
Wheeler or Patricia LaRose of the
Sociology Department,
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whether the questionnaire sent
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will also help us to avoid
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neighbors to do the same.
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you feel may not be included in
our files (newcomers, unaf-
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i ne J ewisn r lonuuin u/ i wnpu
Reign of Tenor
'Yizkor' for the Dead of the Nazi Holocaust
The six million Jews who were
killed during World War II are in
danger of having their unique
martyrdom obliterated by their
In his recent State of the Union
message, U.S. President Jimmy
Carter referred to the work of the
President's Commission on the
Holocaust, which reported its
findings in September. A second
body is now being set up, with
the task of implementing the
proposals submitted by the com-
mission and approved by the
President. According to Carter,
this will involve an "appropriate
memorial to the six million Jews
and the millions of other victims
of Nazism during World War II."
IN THIS most disturbing
statement, the Holocaust is re-
defined to include the sum total
of all the atrocities committed by
the Nazis during World War II
and there were many.
The Holocaust in this view is
no longer a unique historical
event, the result of a quasi-
religious ideology which saw in
the Jewish people a demonic force
ruling the world and con-
sequently tried to annihilate it,
but a hold-all term for "the
inhumanity of man to man," and
similar meaningless generaliza-
tions. Not only were the six
million Jews murdered by their
enemies; they now stand in
danger of having their unique
martyrdom obliterated by their
The trouble is that this is done
with the best of intentions by the
only country that now stands by
the Jewish people on many vital
fronts, and by an American
President who is the first to have
undertaken a number of im-
portant steps to memorialize the
commission and the acceptance
of its report, as well as the
growing recognition of Holocaust
Remembrance Day {Nissan 27)
by the American public, stands
out as symbols of American iden-
tification with the Jewish con-
tents of the Holocaust. The total
misunderstanding of the event as
evidenced by Carter's statement
is therefore doubly painful.
The idea of widening the scope
of the Holocaust did not originate
in Carter's mind. When, on
Holocaust Remembrance Day-
last year he spoke of the 11
million victims of the Holocaust
six million Jews and five
million others he was echoing
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal,
among others. At that ceremony,
candles were lit. one of them by
an Armenian representative.
Now, apparently, the Armenian
tragedy is out, and all victims of
Nazi brutality are in.
Between the spring of 1979 and
his State of the Union speech, the
five million non-Jewish "victims
of the Holocaust" became the
millions of victims of Nazism."
The change is cosmetic only; the
content remains.
THE NAZIS did indeed
murder millions of non-Jews
considerably more, in fact, than
five million. Their policy towards
Poles, Czechs. Serbs and others
has rightly been called genocide:
the planned destruction of a
nation's identity, the selective
mass murder of its intellectual
elite, the destruction of religious
life, its culture and economy. and
the enslavement of the rest But
there was no plan of total
physical annihilation the
Nazis needed the Slav nations to
build the Third Reich's Kultur.
The Jews were a different
matter: they were not considered
subhuman Aryans, as were the
Poles. They were not human at
all. Rather, they were a satanic
force that had to be utterly
destroyed. Jews had no choice of
resistance or submission as
others had; they were killed for
the crime of having been born.
Their destruction was a sacral
Even the method of their
murder after 1941, gassing, was
different: Only a few thousand
gypsies and a small number of
Soviet prisoners of war shared
the fate of the millions of Jews.
The place of the Jews in the Nazi
world was unique, and was
related to the unique history of
the Jewish people and their his-
torical relationship to the non-
Jewish world.
THERE IS no contradiction
between this uniqueness and the
universal implications of the
Holocaust. The Holocaust could
be defined as the planned total,
physical destruction by modern
industrial means of an ethnic or
national group. There are near
parallels, such as the fate of
Armenians and gypsies, and
there is a general mass brutal-
ization. now defined as genocide,
to which it is related.
The importance of the Holo-
caust does not lie only in the fact
that it could be repeated in one
On Sunday, Apr. 13,
' Yom Hashoah,' Holo-
caust Remembrance Day,
Jews throughout the
world will pause and think
of the dark days which the
Jewish people endured
during the Nazi reign of
terror. It is often difficult
to explain the horrors of
the Holocaust to young
people who do not remem-
ber these events them-
selves. This article makes
the attempt.
form or another towards Jews
or others but that it stems
from a unique historical relation-
ship of the Jewish people to the
peoples of the world.
The Holocaust has caused
moral questions not only,
perhaps not even primarily, for
the Jews. It has brought out a
major hiatus of moral issues for
Christianity and the Gentile
world in general. Thus, unique-
ness and universality are com-
plementary rather than contra-
THE FACT that a U.S. ad
ministration must necessarily be
under political pressure from the
many groups that make up the
American nation who now, para-
doxically, appear to envy the
Jews "their" Holocaust, is tragic,
or infuriating, or just sad. But
that cannot be allowed to silence
a very loud voice of protest that
must, in all friendship and true
gratitude for American good will,
be raised.
During World War II, the
Western powers were careful not
to mention the Jews specifically
in order not to be accused of
singling them out for special
favors, while the Nazis singled
out the Jews for unique
destruction. Carter is in grave
danger of unconsciously
repeating the procedure.
It is quite enough for the
Jewish people to have been
destined for obliteration by its
enemies there surely is no need
to obliterate the murder of one-
third of it by throwing it together
with other kinds of evil. One don
not have to confuse Holocaust
with genocide in order to oppose
the latter or any other evil, far
that matter.
'Holocaust'Impact Lessening in West Germany
impact of the American
television series,
Holocaust, on West Ger-
man viewers was powerful
but not lasting, according
to the results of public
opinion polls taken shortly
before the January, 1979
screening, directly after-
wards and one year later.
In November, 1978. two
months before the NBC
television production was broad-
cast in West Germany. 53 per-
cent of the population favored
ending the prosecution of Nazi
war criminals and 31 percent
wanted it to continue. In Feb-
ruary. 1979, one month after the
screening. which had been
watched by 63 percent of the
national television audience, the
polls indicated that 51 percent of
the viewers wanted prosecutions
continued against 45 percent who
wanted them ended.
BUT ONE year later, the
numbers opposed to prosecution
rose to 57 percent while those in
favor fell to 34 percent. The polls
did not indicate any reasons for
the quick evaporation of support
for Nazi war crimes trials.
A group of scholars at the
University of Berlin's Media
Research Institute is preparing a
three-part documentary film on
reactions in West Germany to the
Holocaust series. It wul con-
centrate on the influence the
series had on German youth.
According to Siegried Zielinski
who is in charge of the project,
production of the documentary
resulted in intense, open dis-
cussions among the young
BUT ONE year later, the
numbers opposed to prosecution
rose to 57 percent while those in
favor fell to 34 percent. The polls
did not indicate any reasons for
the quick evaporation of support
for Nazi war crimes trials.
A group of scholars at the
University of Berlin's Media
Research Institute is preparing a
three-part documentary film on
reactions in West Germany to the
Holocaust series. It wul con-
centrate on the influence the
series had on German youth.
According to Siegried Zielinski
who is in charge of the project,
production of the documentary
resulted in intense, open dis-
cussions among the younj
During the organized debates
before the cameras they spoke of
their own ignorance of the Nazi
era and the indifference of then-
older relatives, teachers and
others. The youths conduded
that at least two post-war
generations of Germans lack
knowledge of the Nazi period and
that this could have serious
A remedial step has been takes
by the Teachers Union in coo-
junction with the Central Council
of Jews in Germany to produce
"National Socialism as a School
Subject," a book described by the
authors as "an aid in planning
instruction" on the Nazi era.
THE BOOK traces the rootsof j
anti-Semitism in German society
to correct the view held by manj
of the younger generation that it
was a one-time phenomenon
involving only "Hitler himself
and perhaps a few of his
stooges." according to Ads
Brandes. writing in the Dtut-
sches Allgemeines Sjintafr
"The authors consider t wrong
to view the persecution of J**j
isolated from the racis-. .deas|
Nazi ideology." Brandes added-
Hall of Sames in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The hall contains details of
about three million holocaust victims, and visitors can trace the fate of members of their family
and others during the Holocaust period The Hebreu inscription is from the vision of the dry
bones in the Book ofEeekieL

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