The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
May 16, 1980
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v. : ill. ;


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Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Tampa (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hillsborough County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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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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wJewisti Floridian
Off Tampa
,2-Number 20
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 16, 1980
Frtd Shochit
Price 35 Cents
>gional Women's Division
bring Leadership Forum
not too late to participate
UJA Leadership Forum,
j)ri'd by Florida Region
Ens Division in cooperation
hi- Women's Division of the
t;: of Jewish Federations.
Spring Leadership Forum
Monday, May 19, through
by, May 20.
-.t ration will open at 10:30
3i the Host International
located at the Tampa
lational Airport. The
Knee will end at 2 p.m.,
rkshops include speaker
nn. the art of running a
Raising meeting, changing
nea of women, trainers-in-
Jng, missions and
union tools. Special features
Middle East issues
Jewish women's Der-
ive of the issues, Judaica
an, community con-
Li us and a special ideas
Chairman of the Spring
Leadership Forum, Marsha
Sherman, member of the
National UJA Women's Divisi-
on Cabinet antill
cipairs 100 parti- I
cipants from
throughout the
Florida area.
Sherman is also
Florida Region
vice chairman
and a member of
the Tampa Jew-
ish Federation Marsha Sherman
board and Worn- Florida Region
en's Division Conference
board. She is Chairman
completing a two-year term as
president of the Hillel School
Parents Association.
If you would like more infor-
mation about the Spring Leader-
ship Forum, call the Federation
office, or come at 10:30 a.m.,
Monday to the Host Inter-
national Hotel.
[Response 'Excellent'to
ewish Community Survey
* initial mail response to the
fa Jewish Federation Com-
ity Demographic Survey has
I termed "excellent" with
'excellent" with
kly over 32 percent of the
tionnaires returned.
Histics show that this is a
kr than normal return to be
fcti'd from a mail question-
and shows great interest
I concern by members of
l>a's Jewish community,"
iing to USF staff working
i study.
ollow-up questionnaire has
I mailed to those who have
yet responded and a high
return is expected. The larger the
number of respondents to the
survey, the more accurate the
results will be.
"We express our appreciation
to those who have already par-
ticipated and request those who
have not yet done so to respond
as soon as possible. We can
greatly reduce the cost by a
prompt response as well as collect
data that will be extremely
valuable to our entire community
in hiture planning," Study
Chairman Leonard Gotler stated.
Gotler re-emphasized the fact
that all survey responses are kept
strictly confidential.
Likud Party Helm in Doubt
Liberal Party, Herat's
er in Likud, held its internal
ons Sunday tor delegates to
party's convention. But its
leadership remained in
with both chairman
Ehrlich and Leon Dulzin,
aid he will challenge Khrlich
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nore are now in the process
eing closed down, the
sman said. He said the near
the offices in Atlanta,
*and, Detroit and San
usco will also be closed.
for the party chairmanship,
claiming victory.
Khrlich. a Deputy Prime
Minister and former Finance
Minister, contended that some 75
percent of the delegates elected
would favor him. But Energy
Minister Yitzhak Modai, who
supports Dulzin's candidacy,
insisted that the delegates loyal
to him received 45 percent of the
vote and would join with others
to create an overwhelming
majority for Dulzin.
DULZIN, who is chairman of
the Jewish Agency and World
Zionist Organization Executives,
declared after the elections that
the results gave him a solid basis
for confidence that he would win
the contest.
Neither Dulzin nor Ehrlich ran
in the internal elections them-
selves. There were many lists
headed by party activists
identified with one or the other,
to greater or lesser degrees.
Modai, long a bitter rival and
critic of Ehrlich, claimed that his
was the largest list. Other lists
were headed by Commerce
Minister Gideon Patt and
Moshe Nissim.
Shavuoth Holiday Brings
Memories of Exodus
Why is it required to count
each day and week between the
Passover and the Shavuoth
The answer is that basically
this is a requirement expressly"
stated in the Bible (Leviticus
23:21). A number of explanations
have been offered for this
requirement. Some claim
[Hizzkuni) that this is done to
remind the Jew of another
requirement which he has to
observe every seven years when
the land must lie fallow
It is claimed by some that the
Shavuoth will be celebrated next Wednesday and
Thursday, May 21 and 22. For more on the holiday that
marks the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai See Page 8
count ties together two of the
most important phenomena in
Jewish history: the exodus from
Egypt and the revelation of the
commandments at Mount Sinai.
These two are indispensable to
the achievement of the goals of
Jewish idealism.
THE EXODUS emphasizes
the ideal of freedom. There can be
no free revelation of the word of
the Almighty to a people that is
not free. It cannot be expected
that a person commit himself to
anyone if he is not free to do so
because of compulsory servitude
to another. The revelation at
Sinai stressed the ideal of
covenant by mutual commitment
between the Almighty and his
Freedom is almost non-
Continued on Page 2
'Psychological Barrier'
Women Continue Struggle
Against Bar to Rabbinate
NEW YORK "A deeply
disturbing psychological barrier"
is preventing women from at-
taining full equality in Judaism,
according to a leading authority
on Jewish ideals and ethics.
Francine Klagsbrun, author of
Voices of Wisdon (Pantheon),
said that this barrier is based on
fear within the Jewish com-
munity, among women as well as
men, that the advancement of
females to full equality with
males would shatter the Jewish
ADDRESSING a luncheon
sponsored by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, Klagsbrun said that this
"fear is real" because the
sweeping changes introduced by
the widespread women's
revolution have included "a
Continued on Page 2
'Scientific Creationism' Stirs Hillsborough- Page 4

TheJeuish Floridian of Tampa
> May lS ,
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>( a'l me about your social neu s
at 872-4470)
Now here is a catchy change of pace that sounds like a
guaranteed terrific evening ORT (eveningchapter) will have a
non-mystery. Mystery Night." on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. So that
you could be sure to dress nautically. ORT decided to reveal
their mystery night plans ahead of time this year
All interested should gather at the Clearwater Marina for a
marvelous evening of dinner, dancing, and cruising aboard the
Flamingo The entire ship has been reserved and a delicious
chicken dinner is in the plans, so don't miss out. In addition, a
female disc jockey will be there playing all of the latest hits.
Eight enthusiastic women are planning this exciting
evening, including: Toai Scauru. chairwoman: CWryl Chernoff.
Amy SdMner. Maureen Wetmlria. Rewa Firestone. Bonnie
Shafrin. Judy Hazea and Ellen Stem Contact Tom Schullz for
more information or for reservations, and Bon Voyage!
Two happy events will occur on May 23 at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek During that service. Rabbi Frank Saadheiai
will be naming Samara Richter. baby daughter of Dr. David and
Rudina Richter: and. the guest speaker that evening will be
David's father Rabbi Karl Richter.
Rabbi Renter and his wile. Lin a. currently reside in
Sarasota. A native of Germany. Rabbi Richter emigrated to the
United States in 1939. He served several pulpits, and retired in
1976. having served as rabbi of Sinai Temple in Michigan City.
Ind.. for 26 years.
His career has been an active and productive one. He is
remembered here in Tampa for his soul-stirring address last year
at our local Holocaust Memorial Service-
However, on May 23 Rabbi Richter will appear in his role as
proud grandfather, and will speak on the subject: "Reflections
on the Birth of a Child. "
Were very proud of Susan Steinberg, daughter of Judge
Ralph and Marlene Steinberg, who was elected president of the
National Honor Society at Plant High School for next year.
Susan was also inducted into the Math Honor Society last week
These are nice recognitions of your hard work. Susan.
The last Sisterhood meeting of Congregation Kol Ami was
recently held at the home of Rachael Rabinovitz. The program
for the evening was cooking. Approximately 25 women sampled
boned chicken and wine cooked in special pots. The main item on
the agenda for the evening, however, was the election of officers
for the 1980-81 years. Congratulations and best wishes to the
new officers:
Sylvia Levy, president: Barbie Leviae. executive vice
president: Claudia Yahns. membership vice president: Rachael
Rabinovitz and Elaine Broverman. program vice presidents:
Harriett Cyment. education vice president: Debbie Greenburg.
corresponding secretary: Janet Cotzen. recording secretary:
Laurie Besmertnik, treasurer; Karen Stillman. parliamentarian:
Marilyn Barnes, financial secretary: Judy Gontperts. Mickey-
Schneider and Jeannette vice presidents.
As part of evening services tonight at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. the new slate of officers for Sisterhood will be
installed by Bernice Wolf, past Sisterhood president. Our con-
gratulations and best wishes for a fruitful and successful year
Elizabeth Shalett. president: Mary Aronovhz. vice
it-nt of ways and means. Linda Blum, vice president of
youth Flaine Gotler and Elaine Viders. vice presidents
of education: Bette Gibson and Nina Bernstein, vice presidents
of fellowship. Candy Latter, corresponding secretary. Lynn
Greenberg. treasurer Claire Levin, financial secretary. Lillian
Barron. recording secretary: Doris Morris, social secretary and
Ruth Buchman. auditor Lizzie Berger is honorary president
Dek h Sholom Sisterhood returned May 6
from the Florida Branch Conference of the Women's League for
Judaism held in Miami Beach Arriving home just
in time for their Mitzvah Luncheon were Elizabeth Shalett.
Elaine Viders, Flaine Gotler. Pauline Chaitow. F'thel Field.
Mary Aronovitz. Nina Bernstein and Candy Latter. Forty syna-
lea throughout Florida were represented.
Don't mi-s the Congregation Kol Ami annual picnic. It's
to be terrific, reports chairman Larry Schultz. On May lb
at Philippe Park 'Shelter No 6i a cookout to end all cookouts
will l>egin at 11 am There will be a 'ton" of food (hot dogs.
hamburgers various salads, etc and everything will be strictly
r. In addition, there will be games for both the children
and for the adults
Other Kol Ami Men's Club members helping Larry to make
this picnic a smashing success are: Jerry Posner. Dan Goldberg,
Mark Rabinovitz. David Cross. Bob Levine. Mike F^isenstadt.
Gary Harris. Hal Goodman. Gary Teblum and Sieve Friedman
So don't miss Congregation Kol Ami's fun. food, and
games on May 18.
Meet the Dvorkins. one of our wonderful Russian families
who arrived in Tampa just over a year ago. Residing on Davis
Islands are Garri and Lilya. their 19-year-old son Alex and their
11 year- old daughter Tanya, who is in the fifth grade at Gorrie
Elementary School. Garri and Alex work together in their own
carpentry and cabinet making business. They specialize in both
American and European-styled cabinets. Lilya is a student at
the adult high school in the "English as a second language"
program. In their spare time, father and son enjoy woodcarving
and building scale model replicas. Tanya loves ballet and is a
budding young artist. We are so thrilled that the Dvorkins were
able to come to Tampa and make it their new home. As time
eases the adjustment, we hope you will come to love it as much
as we do. A warm welcome to Garri. Lilya, Alex and Tanya.
Until next week .
Security Council Votes SelectivelyAgi
- The Security Council voted 12-
0 with three abstentions to adopt
a resolution deploring acts of
violence and intervention in
Lebanon, but only Israel was
singled out for blame. The United
States, the Soviet Union and
East Gemany abstained. The
Council action culminated a
debate on the situation in
Lebanon that began Apr. 13 at
the request of Lebanon.
Speaking directly after the
vote. Israel's Ambassador to the
UN Yehuda Blum, declared that
the resolution and the Security
Council's debate which led up to
it were "marked by a striking
lack of balance and also by
selective conscience.
PRIVATELY. Israeli sources
expressed surprise" that the
U.S. had only abstained in what
they felt was a one-sided
resolution singling out Israel for
censure They pointed out that
the resolution failed to mention
the terroritst attack on Kibbutz
Misgav Am on Apr. 7 which
originated in Lebanon and was
the reason for the incursion of
Israeli forces into south Lebanon
two days later. The resolution
also did not mention the various
terrorist groups of the Palestine
Liberation Organization active in
U.S. Ambassador Donald
McHenry said the U.S. abstained
because the resolution is "un-
balanced" inasmuch as it failed
to mention the use of Lebanese
territory to perpetrate acts of
violence against Israel.
The resolution stated, in part,
that the Security Council
strongly deplores any violation
of Lebanese sovereignty and
territorial integrity; Israeli
They po,nted out ,kat
resolution faded to m
the terrorist attari
K,bbuu M,^, A0 ,
7 which orll!lnatliA*\
Security Council re***
and obstructions of UXli
ability to confirm the cod.
withdrawal of Israeli forces!
explaining why the US
stained, said: "In this sito
the United States
resolution as an unbalanced!
inadequate respnse to
military intervention into
Lebanon: all acts of violence in
violation of the general armistice problem. The important obi
agreement between Israel and is to agree on practical
Lebanon: provision of military
assistance to the so-called de
facto forces'." The de facto forces
is the UN term for the Christian
militia led by Maj. Saad Haddad
The resolution also deplored
all acts of interference with the
United Nations Truce Super-
visory Organization: all acts of
hostility against UN I FT I. or in or
through the UNTFIL area of
operations as inconsistent with
to improve the conditions
UNTFIL's operations id
assure full cooperation
"At the same time,
resolution does not
acknowledge the fact
essential elements of thet
peace in the region. Tn
like that at Misgav Amu,
referred to even by reference. I
will therefore abstain.''
Women Still Struggle for Pulpit Access
Continued from Page 1
disruptive element" among its
forces for constructive change."
However, she stressed, that it
is blindness for opponents of
women as rabbis and prayer
leaders to pretend that Jewish
family life has been or in any way
will remain immune to the
changes that have swept all of
She went on to say:
It's blindness to suppose that
by officially stressing only the
traditional values of women as
mothers and homemakers.
Jewish women will in any way
curtail their activities in society
at large will not choose to
pursue careers, not choose to
explore options that might
preclude marriage or limit the
numbers of children reared."
women's rights is the one area
m which the Jewish ethic is not
one of social justice but rather of
discrimination and inequality
In the Bible and Talmud, she
said women are regarded as
subservient to men." to be
treatecT with kindness and care as
mothers and daughters but not
with equality.'
She pointed out that signs of
inequality can be found in
restrictions on the right to give
testimony, to take part fuuy or
lead in synagogue services, to
become rabbis and to attain the
full breadth of Jewish scholarship
that has always been open to
As an ardent participant in the
women's struggle for liberation,
she said that she is frequently
asked: "How can you devote
yourself this way to a religion
that treats women as second
class citizens?
HER REPLAY is that she
remains fully dedicated and
committed to the faith of her
people because "the women's
issue is not the totality of
Judaism." whose truths and
teachings are universal, ap-
plicable to men and women alike.
Noting that discrimination
against women in Judaism is
explainable within the context of
the time when the major rabbinic
documents were compiled. Ms.
Klagsbum declared. What is
less understandable is why they
still exist."
She believes that in-
terpretation and exegesis' can
improve the situation todav iust
as it did when the rabbis L
Talmud changed laws of ca.
punishment and phy
retaliation, provided forn
Ketubah (marriage
assured protection for I
case of death or i
established broad and
grounds for divorce, fo
polygamy, abolished
ordeal and protected womaj|
inheritance rights.
Will Pay Honor)
To Maass
Jewish Committee will
tribute to its outgoing Presii
Richard Maass. of White f
for his leadership of
organization during the
three years, as its 74th
dinner this week at the Wald
Astoria Hotel here
Announcement of the tri
was made b) Maynard
Wishner. chairman of
Committee s Board of Goven
who will preside at a spa
reception for Mr Maass priori
the dinner
Shavuoth: Memories of Exodus
'. ontinued from Page 1
productive and air: ess if
there is lack of commitment and
responsibility on the part of the
gree individual or a free people
Some commentaries explain that
both the exodus and the
revelation at Sinai expressed two
kinds of freedom.
The exodus expressed the ideal
of bodily freedom while the
revelation at Sinai expressed
intellectual and spiritual
freedom. In other words, the
exodus marked the birth of the
Hebrews as a physical identity
while the revelation marked the
birth of the Hebrew nation as a
spiritual and intellectual identity
WHY IS THIS seven-week
period considered a sad period
when weddings are forbidden to
take place?
The most popular explanation
stresses the death of the 24.000
students of Rabbi Akiba during
this period. Others note ad-
ditional sad events during this
period, such as the tragic
destruction of the Jews during
the period of the Crusades and
during the period of the Cossacks
and the pogroms in Czarist
It is also claimed that this
constituted period of spiritual
growth which would bring one
into a phase of maturity to act
responsibly in such situations as
marriage and grief. Thus, en-
tertainments and marriages are
not permitted until this stage has
been reached. It is a symbol of
the fact that the proper reaction
to both happy and sad events in
life requires a proper spiritual
attitude Some contend that the
Pilgrims who traveled to
Jerusalem for
concentrate on
Jerusalem for the Shi
They thus had w
count their day- raveli
from their homes ..nd their (
of carrying out the wheat'
-.. This left little Ieisuitr
to enjoy happy events
marriage It is a Je ish id
happy ever.: '-hw
enjoyed and not passed overl
Martyr Monument Desecrated
PARIS (JTAl The Monument to theU
Jewish Martyr was desecrated when vandals sp
with red paint an/1 inscribed virulent anti-'
slogans. Spokesman for the monument told pol
they have received several threatening phone calls
the last few weeks.
Anti-Semitic pamphlets have also been distnbuj
the Paris subway. Signed by an anonymous >?
Action Committee.*' they call for "aryan sow
against Jewish domination'" and for the "departure
French Jews to Israel their homeland." Police *L
say they have been trying for several days to arres^
distributors but have failed up till now as no toon
half a dozen people, at the most, seem involved.

- May 16,1960
mdian of Tarn
UJA Young Leadership Conference Draws 60
United Jewish Appeal
ng Leadership Cabinet and
[Young Women's Regional
net held its third annual
hda Regional Young
Hership Conference on the
fnds of Dodgertown Con-
Ice Center in Vero Beach,
he topic of the retreat was
vish Futures-It's Time for
Investment." The program
bded Scholar-in-Residence
nis Fraeger, director of the
[ideis-Bardin Institute,
or of "Eight Questions
pie Ask About Judiasm,"
Jar, lecturer and National
Young Leadership Cabinet
Iber; Morris J. Amitay,
hinve director of the
Irican Israel Public Affairs
[innlee. Washington, D.C.;
Bobi Klotz, national
tman. UJA Young Women's
Bits hip Cabinet.
Workshops included Cam-
i, Why Should We Care?;
pership Development. New
ctions for Your Community,
I Missions a Portfolio for
penal features for the
(tend included a Chavurah
Ibbal Experience, Com-
(ensive Updates on the
east and the American
Heal Scene.
pfteen members of the Tampa
dership Development Group
:ied this third annual
erence and responded very
tively to the program, in
Licular to the discussion that
Attending the Young Leadership Conference in Vero Beach
were: (Bottom, L-R): Lili Kaufman, Paula Zielonka, Gina
Yaffin, Carl Zielonka, Jane Rosenthal, Jill Bisker. (Top, L-Rp:
Jeff Bisker, Joey Kerstein, Barry Kaufmann, Norman
Rosenthal, Brian Abeles, Donna Landsberg, Joan Goldstein,
Bob Goldstein. Not shown, Abe Davis-Wasserberger.
Dennis led on issues concerning
morality, God and ethic3.
Dr. Norman Rosenthal, co-
chairman of Leadership
Development Group II,
responded, "We all received a
new and revitalized perspective
on our Jewish tradition and the
intense value it has on our own
The goal of Young Leadership
nationally is to move toward new
and higher levels of involvement
and influence, locally and
nationally, as a generation of
American Jews committed to the
creative survival of Jews,
Judaism and Israel."
Leadership Development as a
program opportunity provided
by the Tampa Jewish Federtion
offers young Jews, the op-
portunity to become involved in
responsible decision making.
Participants are exposed to
current significant issues af-
fecting the Jewish community of
Tampa and to communal
Dr. Carl Zielonka, Young
Leadership Retreat chairman
and member of National
Young Leadership Cabinet,
addresses Vero Beach retreat.
responsibility throughout the
Programs in Tampa include
seminar workshops held
throughout the year for both
Group I, the introductory group,
and Group II. a more issnp-
The conference attendees
heard Paula Zielonka, member
National Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet.
oriented program for graduates
from Group I. Programs also
include a mission to Israel
planned for Oct. 30 to Nov. 9
entitled "Hashiveynu."
If more information on
Leadership Development in
Tampa and the avenues that
Young Leadership provides
nationally, is desired, contact
Abe Davis-Wasserberger at the
Federation office.
\e Commander's Name Is Mary!
^ampa has joined the ranks.
light along with Annapolis,
Bt Point, the Air Force
jdemy and United States
ivy Ships, Tampa has
pgnized women's full rights.
pie Jewish War Veterans,
kit Aronovitz Post No. 373,
pt here in Tampa, Florida, has
jinan commander.
Mury Surasky. four year
leran of the WACS, was in-
Jlleci as commander of the Post
now heads the organization
f5 members, three of whom are
un They are (in addition to
i new commander). Ruth Bayer
Kita Froman, former Army
[M> mother really never got
to the idea," Commander
asky said. "She was a real
hsh mother. And what nice
^ish girl joins the Army?"
then, in order to enlist, the
Ire commander had to go to
rada. "I wasn't old enough for
WACS, so I enlisted in the
Radian Women's Army. When
WACS were formed, just a
months later, the age was
ered so I came back and
*me a WAC. And I had to go
sugh basic training all over
[in! This time in Daytona
It must have been that drilling
[the beach that got sand in the
nmander-to-be's shoes. When
! and husband, Al, came to the
fst Coast "just to vacation"
a half years ago, they liked
at they saw so much, that they
light a house and stayed. Al
nt back to New Haven. Conn.,
tired right then from Amtrak
Id he really hadn't planned to
JifPl "Really, it was just like
fving from one end of town to
ttther," insists the commander.
on't for one minute think this
pree is just soaking up Florida
nshme. Two semesters ago,
Immander Surasky began
Tjege at Hillsborough Com-
[inity College. Speaking of her
nculum, she said. "So far I've
she stated. Following her Army
days, it was back home to marry
Al. a hometown boy, raise her
family then move to Tampa.
Now it is time for the Jewish
War Veterans (and besides being
the first and only female com-
mander on the West Coast she is
secretary to the West Coast
Council of JWV) and Temple
David and a potential new
synagogue on Tampa's north side
of which she is temporary
secretary. (And Commander
Surasky emphasizes the tem-
"I just can't get used to the
title," she insists.
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Evening 251-5478
Mary Surasky
taken Creative Writing and
Psychology and speech. I gave 33
years to my kids, now it's my
The "kids" are Charles in
Greenwich, Conn., ad-
ministrative executive with
Essex Numismatic Co. "One of
the top 25 experts on rare coins,"
his mother proudly adds. Carol of
Woodbridge, Conn., is the wife of
Dr. Julian Timoner and mother of
Aviva, 812 and Samson, 5. Myron
is an artist in California and
Abby is a student at the
University of Jerusalem and a
member of the civil patrol.
The commander's military
career was all Southern oriented.
She spent two years at Camp
Robinson, Ark., teaching
illiterate soldiers to read and
write. "They were mostly Cajuns
from Louisiana," she adds, and
then at night she volunteered to
teach 14 and 15 year old POW's
"This was the most difficult
thing I did in the Army," she
stated defiantly. "They were
German, and they had grown up
under the Nazi regime. They were
all fanatics. Here I was, Mary
Greenberg, in Army uniform and
I was their teacher. They could
not accept me."
Commander Surasky was then
assigned to the MP's (Military
Police) at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
"1 was the only girl in the office,"
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Corned Beef..........150
Roast Beef...........150
Lox Spread............90
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Number 20
Behind Sadat's Decision
We can second-guess Anwar Sadat's decision to
call a halt to the autonomy talks from now until
doomsday and come up with a thousand different
explanations, each with merit of its own.
One thing is not a matter of speculation: It
shows Mr. Sadat's bad faith. It demonstrates, more
than anything he has said or done since his so-called
"peace initiative," that he has more in mind than a
new Middle East world with Israel as an integral part
of it working in harmony with the Arab states of the
We have always believed that to be a pipe
dream, much to the consternation of other observers
who consider this hawkish, even unrealistic ally
hostile and aggressive.
But events speak for themselves. Even well
before the May 26 deadline for an autonomy agree-
ment, which both Sadat and Prime Minister Begin
long ago conceded is no more than a "target date,"
Egypt's leader has unilaterally called a halt to the
What is there to gain? The answer is obvious:
more pressure from Europe's cowardly satraps: more
pressure from President Carter, who has good inten-
tions but petrodiplomatic advice that steers him
inexorably in the direction of forcing Israel back into
her pre-1967 borders, which means into her 1948
The Master Plan
In effect. President Sadat, as he comes closer
and closer to retrieving his lost territories by nego-
tiation as the price for "peace," also becomes a
louder and louder spokesman for the Palestinian
Retrieving his lost territories was part one in
Sadat's master plan. Resumption of his role as leader
of the Palestinian world through his advocacy for a
Palestinian state is part two.
Lest there be doubt. Consider this week's most
startling revelation: the continued operation of an El
Fatah terrorist office in downtown Cairo at this very
moment. Object? To disorganize the Gaza Strip.
Is it conceivable that President Sadat doesn't
know about this?
Hardly not for the man of "peace" and of
"good will" and of "friendship" for Israel, who calls
a halt to the talks as a means of hastening the
process of calling a halt to Israel itself.
Impossible? We hope so. We fear not.
Joseph Handleman (right), national president of American Red
Magen David for Israel, receives the ARMDl International
Humanitarian Award for 1980 from George Elsey. American
Red Cross national president, at the ARMDl annual luncheon
in Sew York City at which Handleman was an honored guest.
perintendent of schools in Hills-
borough County. Fla.. where a
divinely-inspired school board
has ruled that 10th graders will
henceforward have to learn some-
thing called "scientific creation-
ism "
Apparently, the school board's
move is in retaliation against the
inclusion in the curriculum of
Darwinian theories on evolution.
The struggle against Darwin has
been waged by fundamentalist
Bible people since before Darwin
was ever born. Ask Galileo, who
was imprisoned by the Inqui-
sition. Ask Giordano Bruno, his
student, who was burned at the
stake for teaching la xienza
nuova among other things, the
heliocentric view of the universe.
This was only 400 years ago.
SHELTON, unlike the cretins
whose cue he roust take, has been
quoted by Susan Hemmingway
in the Tampa Times as declaring,
"The only way we can do this is
put creation and other theories of
creation in such a way that it Isicl
doesn't infringe upon the
separation of church and state
... I don't think it can be done
. My question was how can
I say that the world was created
when I can't finish it by saying
by whom or what or how?"
As Shelton sees it, "I suppose
if someone objects to what we
come up with I ^
One must applaud the
superintendent or. both
but bis second argument i
the school board's ruling i
more sense than the first |
it strikes at the phikav.
fallacy in the The U
merely a politics, asseaaW
its future. ^*
I SAY "merely rt fectus,,,
any optimism about past feu,
positions on gross violation..
the separation of church
state principle in Dk,
education but because evea,
Hillsborough County, which
about as Bible Belt as you j
begin to be, there are enlighten
opponents of the ruling like Jd
BeU, a University of S<
Florida professor of biology
MM willing to speak out fl!
Referring to
creationism," Betz dec
"There's been an attempt i__
to model it so that it has *3
tiffc form and to link sca>|
tific jargon with it ... [ ,1
against it because it's wrong, ^1
wrong in a way that is lnsidiooJ
It frightens me To me. this istl
typical example of a very snail
group, highly motivated i
highly interested, imposing
will on the majority."
This is a hopeful reaction to ti
school board's religious
damentalism. but it far
suggests that the road to a fh
federal dictum on the qu
will be an easy one.
NOR IS there even a guaranta ]
that in these days of theperveotl
Nixon court, one can necesstnkl
hope for a successful reversal of |
the Hillsborough action.
Why do I reflect the feeling oil
concern pervading Tarnptl
specifically and Hillsborougkl
County generally that the school!
board's action can be overturned!
at lower judicial levels?
For one thing, there it rl
simultaneously orchestrated I
scientific creationism' moves
the Florida State I-egislatureaal
that has been given enormoa|
Continued on Page 9
Brothers Hunt That Gilded Silver
It all began in 1921 when an oil
wild catter named Haroldson
Lafayette Hunt sniffed oil in El
Dorado. Ark. Later, gamblers
were to say that H.L. Hunt, a
acquired his first oil well in a
game of five-card stud
From that humble start. H.L.
Hunt's penchant for striking it
rich in oil led him into the tush
fields of Louisiana and Texas,
brought untold millions into his
bank account, and eventually
perched him atop one of the two
or three largest fortunes in
became a political activist. His
leanings were ever right ward. As
his millions mounted into
billions, he grew increasingly
distrustful of that form of
government prescribed in the
Constitution and spent con-
siderable amounts of his easily
earned cash publishing and
disseminating the literature and
electro rue messages of the radical
He helped bankroll Sen. Joe
McCarthy, subsidized the anti-
Semitic musings of Joe Kamp
and John 0. Beaty. and arranged
to have his far-right views aired
on his radio Life Line programs
and printed in his Facts Forum
Hia Utopian novel. Alpaca,
printed at his own expense,
projected a philosophy calling for
a voting system based on wealth.
AS ONES bank account
mounted, the number of votes he
exercised increased propor-
tionately; and the poor who are
always with us would have no say
in government. In 1952. Hunt
headed the Mac Arthur for
President campaign; a few years
later, he helped finance the word
that John F. Kennedy's
Catholicism disqualified him for
the nation's highest office.
H.L. Hunt passed on in 1974,
but his progeny are much in the
news today. His sons. Nelson
Bunker Hunt and W. Herbert
Hunt, have been aeep into silver,
as any one reading the market
news well knows. That precious
metal was selling at $50 an ounce
in January. Two months later, it
nosedived to $10.80. Along that
silver slide the startling news
emerged that Nelson Bunker
Hunt had hit upon a bold plan to
market bonds backed by $3.5
billions in silver bullion.
Did this latter-day Hunt have
partners for this venture? Oh, yea
primarily Prince Faisal ibn
Abdullah Al Saud. Mahmoud
Fustok. and Sheik Mohammed
al-Arooudi. all of Saudi Arabia.
WALL STREET focused a
cold eye on the Hunt-Arab
proposal and noted the scha
would amount to substituting!
private financial system for'I
considerable portion of the tw|
of monetary operation this natal
carries on normally. Andn*
Racz. a prominent broker, put 11
this way: "The Hunt group."
effect, would be printing taatj
own money.'
And while the Hunt brothftj
apparently were scurry**
around to raise cash to "l
margin buying, other investors*!
silver were, in sadness. coudUJ|
their losses.
Still and all now that the *l
has fallen on the silver mart*I
there is not great cause for *M
on the part of the Hums andtfJ
Saudi Arabian associates Wm
the Hunts do not succeed
all of the Tetf|
money to go around.
oil this year. Plenty of cash Ua
And time can be spent J
badgering the State oflar*
is the Saudi Arabian practice
Back in the Unitad *JJ
Nelson Bunker Hunt:***J
find time to build on the tne
has projected for a n P J
America. "By and large, i I
think country can anjou*
anything unless it s a ^T^
country." is the neat way*P-

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RAPPIN' Program is a
iiiary prevention / education
vice, directed and coordinated
ough professional staff and
lined volunteers encompassing
W major components: Teen
inline. Well-Being Seminar,
[lolescent Parenting Seminar,
a Teenage Pregnancy
, Below are specific
criptions and examples of the
tr major components.
Teen Rapline: The Primary
of all screened and trained
Bunteers is to provide peer
pport and appropriate referrals
IRappin' and other agencies.
|is telephone support-network
|| be housed at the
fllsborough Crisis Center, and
Scheduled to begin in May.
II Well-Being Seminar:
fcludes workshops availabe to
interested adolescents to be
nducied by professional
Letters to
The Editor
)ITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Jerusalem is precious and
By to you, if you love and
lieve in Israel, if you are proud
be a Jew WHY DIDNT
LRADE? I was ashamed for
non-Jews watching the
Ful of adults who did March.
ue, the children were there
thout their parents. Israel is
all of us. The Parade was for
[of 00,
11 would like to suggest that the
f C have much more publicity in
Tampa community informing
i-Jews of this important day.
ey too have a stake in Israel.
too should join us in the
suggest that all synagogues
|d Jewish organizations have
eir members marching behind
lame" signs.
I-Make note of the month of the
lependence Day Parade
JRIL Get your committee
^rking NOW.
This is the least we can do for
rael. We have 11 months to
krk on this important project
K>od willing, next year I would
to lead the whole Tampa
vish community in the Parade
! not a handful.
)ITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
The evening was balmy, the
ze was soft, the mood was
Moat important, the
ipany was friendly and warm,
! the Couples Club of the JCC
i a cruise on The Captain
nderson on the evening of April
was truly a delight to leave
nd worries behind and enjoy the
iner dance aboard The
tin Anderson. Thank you,
uriel, for arranging such a
tasant evening. We enjoyed it!
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Pnvote or Group (Your Pool) J
Age* S months and up
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Needs Volunteers (age 15-19)
If you are. .
A Good Listener
Willing to Help Others
Able to Give 4 hours a week
and willing to give
a 3 month commitment.
Applications are being
accepted now and training
will start soon.
For more information
please contact Cindy Adams
at 238-8495. Hillsborough
County Mental Health
Clinic. HURRY!
consultants. The workshop will
acquaint and assist participants
in adolescent sexuality / identity,
career awareness, nutrition and
physical fitness, com-
munication / Assertiveness
training, stress managemen-
t / relaxation training, value
clarification/ morality
awareness, and drug in-
formation / substance abuse.
III. Adolescent Parenting
Seminar: Includes workshops
available to all interested
adolescents, conducted by
professional consultants. The
workshops will acquaint and
assist participants in child
growth and development, infant
stimulation / care, child
management / parent ef-
fectiveness training, and
nutrition / physical fitness. In
addition to the described
workships. professional con-
sultant-led support groups will be
IV. Teenage Pregnancy
Program: Includes professional
consultant-led workshops and
lectures to all interested pregnant
adolescents. Topics will include
prepared childbirth/lamaze
instruction, nutrition / exercise
instruction, petal alcohol/ and
other drug syndromes,
frustration tolerance training,
support groups and infant care.
For more information: call
Hillsborough Community Mental
Health Center 2905 East Henry
Street, Tampa. Ask for: Cindy
Adams at 238-8495.
Expected in Tampa
The Vinthaxay family from
Laos were expected to arrive in
Tampa this past Tuesday to be
reunited with Mrs. Vinthaxay's
sister, Gaew Clark. The Vin-
thaxays have been assisted on
their journey by HI AS (Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society) which
has been helping the U.S.
Government provide aid for the
Southeast Asian refugees.
HIAS is just one of the several
denominational agencies in-
volved in this massive
humanitarian effort. The Hias
arm in Tampa is the Tampa
Jewish Social Service.
The six members of the
Vinthaxay family, mother, father
and four children ranging in age
from 12 years to 15 months, have
been in Camp Ubon, Thailand,
since Dec. 10. They spent several
weeks in Bangkok following their
camp days before leaving for
' How does a family from Laos
choose to settle in Tampa?
Christy Reddish, Russian
Rmpt.tlement coordinator of
Tampa Jewish Social Service
explained, "Since there was a
family in Tampa, Mr. and Mrs.
Steve Clark, who were willing to
be the primary sponsor, it was
just a matter of time before the
arrangements were made."
Reddish explained that there
are federally funded programs
($400 per person) available to
help the Southeast Asian
refugees. The Tampa Jewish
Social Service administers these
funds directly to the Clark
family, the sponsor. TJSS is only
a resource agency in this in-
Unlike the Russian Refugee
program for which the Tampa
Jewish Social Service and Tampa
Jewish Federation are the main
sponsors, this situation has the
family serving in that role, and
TJSS will only be advising the
sponsors. Between the Russians,
Iranian students and now
Laotians, Christy Reddish is the
Tampa Jewish Social Service
foreign expert.
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Will New Secretary of State
Remain a Pal of Israel as Before?
Committee of 25 Acts
To Conclude Campaign
London Chronicle Syndicate
Vluskie, who ran un-
successfully as the late
Hubert Humphrey's Vice
Presidential running mate
in the 1968 presidential
campaign against Richard
Nixon, has always voted in
favor of foreign aid
legislation for Israel. 'He's
never been against Israel
on anything," a pro-Israel
source in Congress said.
The 9ource noted, however,
that in recent years, after Sen.
Muskie returned as a member of
the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, the lawmaker rarely
adopted a leadership stance on
Israel or on Middle Eastern-
related issues. Sen. Muskie was
apparently selected by President
Carter because the Senator is
well-liked by his colleagues who
must confirm his nomination
following extensive hearings.
PRO-ISRAEL sources in
Congress and the American
Jewish community, as well as
Israeli diplomats in Washington,
are pleased by the Muskie
Several sources suggested that
he might serve as a counter-force
to the professional "Arabista" in
the State Department, who have
lately become increasingly more
assertive in their criticism of
But other diplomatic sources
insisted that no dramatic change
in U.S. policy should be expected
because President Carter, more
than anyone else in the
Administration. still largely
determines the shape of policy.
The naming of Sen. Muskie
came as a total surprise. He had
not been included on any of the
lists of speculative candidates.
Undersecretary of State Warren
Christopher, who was named as
acting Secretary following the
Vance resignation, is remaining
on the job.
Sen. Muskie sought the
Democratic Presidential
nomination in the 1972 primaries
but dropped out of the race after
the New Hampshire contest,
following an unpleasant and
embarrassing exchange with
William Loeb. the powerful editor
of The Manchester Union, who
had raised questions about Mrs.
outside the newspaper's
headquarters. Sen. Muskie
became emotional and cried. It
marked the end of his
Presidential aspiration.
Of Polish ancestry. Sen.
Muskie has been among the most
active leaders in the Senate on
behalf of free emigration for
Soviet Jews. For several years,
he has introduced legislation
calling for financial aid for Israel
A "Committee of 25" has been
appointed by Michael Levine.
Tampa Jewish Federation
Campaign chairman, to bring the
1980 Campaign to a successful
conclusion by the end of May.
The "Committee of 25" is
comprised of the community's
top leaders and solicitors who will
participate in a week-long all-out
effort to work re-assigned cards
and complete the campaign.
Asked to join the committee of
25 were Hope Barnett, Marsha
Sherman, Herbert Friedman,
James Shimberg, Larry Davis.
Barry Berg. Gene Wertheim, B.
Terry Aidman, Nat Shorstein,
Dr. Paul R. Levine, Dr. Carl
Zielonka. Ben Greenbaum, Maril
Jacobs. Ed Leibowitz, Michael
Kass, Roger Mock, Lea Barnett,
Meyer Frank. Marshall Linsky.
Herb Swarzman. .Joe| K._
Dr. Donald Mellman Drfc'
Goldstein. Dr. Barn Ka^f"
and BUI Saul au,m
Using the theme. a
Time." the committee will try I
raise a minimum of an additinnki
$100,000. While the S
Campaign has set new goals (0,
Tampa with almost $700000
raised to date, an additioml
$100,000 is still needed to S
minimal local, national and
overseas responsibilities.
"With the campaign progress
showing an increase of 35 Dem.
over 1979 figures, the $800000
level is entirely possible." Uvjn,
commented. "We urge everyone
who has not participated in u*
1980 campaign to respond now
What we do. will and can make
the difference," Levine stated.
Secretary of State Muskie
to resettle Soviet Jews.
Senate colleagues describe him
as a private individual- "a loner,"
in the words of one member of the
foreign relations panel He has
served in the Senate since 1959.
In recent years, he has been
chairman of the powerful Budget
Committee where he has sup-
ported foreign aid allocations for
Israel. '
Cyrus Vance's surprise
resignation and Sen. Muskie's
appointment are not expected to
have any immediate impact in
U.S. policy toward the Arab-
Israeli conflict, senior Carter
Administration officials said.
THEY INSIST that President
Carter's personal representative
to the Palestinian Autonomy
negotiations. Ambassador Sol
Linowitz. will continue in his non-
stop efforts to try to conclude
these talks before the May target
date. But they are not under any
illusions about the chances for
success, given the weakened U.S.
stature following the aborted
rescue mission in Iran and the
Vance resignation.
Vance was generally respected
in Washington, but in recent
months he has had an increasing
public feud with National
Security Adviser Zbigniew
Brzezinski. Vance had accepted
personal responsibility for the ill-
fated anti-Israel vote at the UN.
which was later partially
repudiated by President Carter.
Vance, however, was known to
have believed that U.S. support
for the resolution had been
largely justified, given U.S.
opposition to Israeli settlements.
Israel from his talks with
President Carter, Israels
Defense Minister, Ezer Weizman.
was asked whether he thought
that the resignation of Vance
would affect the Israeli-Egyptian
peace talks. Weizman told
reporters that the process was
not dependent upon one person.
Later Weizman refused to answer
the question of an Israeli jour-
nalist about the wisdom of top
officials resigning in protest over
various governmental decisions -
an obvious reference to Weiz-
man's own threatened
resignations in the past.
The Arab rejectionist states
have castigated Sen. Muskie's
appointment. Radio stations and
newspapers recalled derisively
his statement soon after the Six-
Day War when as one of the first
prominent American politicians
to visit Israel he said on tour of
Golan: "If I were an Israeli I
would never give up a single inch
of this area."
Early Egyptian response to the
news was restricted to factual
reporting of President Carter's
surprise choice.
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May 16.I960
Mr and Mrs. Leonard M. Siskind of Bay City,,
ijch,, and Palm Harbor, announce the
neagement of their daughter Deborah Jo to
awrence Dean Kessler, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Yalt'r H. Kessler and grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
krael Z. Kessler of Tampa and Mrs. Ferdinand
bsenau >f Philadelphia, Pa.
Ms. Siskind attended the University of South
llorida and currently owns and operates Pride
]iper of Clearwater. Her fiance graduated from
oyola University of the South in New Orleans,
and is an officer at Palm State Bank in Palm
irbor. A June wedding is planned in Michigan.
Hillel-USF Concludes
Jerusalem Week
Jerusalem Week, celebrating
Israel's May 14th anniversary,
will be concluded tonight by the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at
the U niversity of South Florida.
Tonight Hillel-USF will have a
Shabbat dinner at 6:30 followed
by Shabbat services. Both of
these activities will be held at the
Hillel Recreation Room, 13422
Village Circle No. 121, Tampa.
The week has featured
photographic displays, the film
"Lies My Father Told Me," art,
Israeli music and Israeli food.
Most of this was featured in a
display van parked daily at the
Lawrence Kessler and Deborah Siskind
\Helms Book Gives CIA Insights
[London Chronicle Syndicate
luring research for his
gently-published book on the
ad of America's Central Intel-
ence Agency, Richard Helms
he Man Who Kept the Secrets),
omas Powers met a number of
Dple involved in the Middle
st ambit of CIA activities.
I met the man who was the
id of the Israeli desk on the
elligence side of the Agency.
had been to Israel once, for
ree weeks at the beginning of
tour of duty. He went as a
Jurist, with his wife. He spoke
Hebrew, no Yiddish, no
erman; he had the translations
! the Hebrew newspapers placed
his desk every morning, and
he read a lot."
SO MUCH for CIA appoint-
ments, now for tactics. Powers
revealed that the CIA's analysts
work on two basic principles
when assessing a world situation.
"First, is there a precedent? And
secondly, does it make sense? A
situation has to comply with both
conditions before the CIA will
definitely say that something is
going to happen in a particular
"That's one reason why the
CIA and the Mossad, of course,
so badly misjudged the events of
the Yom Kippur War. The
Agency is very poor at predicting
the future good at counting
but not at predictions."
Because of the CIA's contacts
with the Mossad, said Powers, it
had lost objectivity. "Its view of
the Palestine Liberation
Organization is as a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Russia. It
doesn't make sense to me that it
should be a completely-owned
creature of the Soviet Union. If it
were, it would not be effective at
a local level and the PLO is
demonstrably just that."
ASKED IF the Arab intel-
ligence agencies had the same
relationship with the CIA as the
Mossad, Powers said that the
nature and the degree of the liai-
sons were in direct proportion to
the diplomatic relations between
America and those countries.
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Cole Slaw. Parve Dinner Roll, Chilled Purple Plums, Coffee
or Tea.
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Daf Yomi
Judaism's View of
Dedicated to Eldra Solomon and
P. William Davis, Co-Authors
of "The World of Bioloev
To sum up the previous column, as it is done in The World
of Biology by W. Davis and E. Solomon.
"The vast majority of biologists consider the evidence to be
in favor of Evolution."
The principal theory of evolution was that proposed by
Darwin and Wallace. Their view comprised four main points as
to when it can happen:
1) Overproduction of offspring.
2) Variation among the offspring.
3) Inheritability of that variation.
4) Natural selection of the variants.
The major alternative to the concept of evolution as a
theory of origin is special creation. At the time of writing this
column, the Hills bo rough County School System became the
first in the state of Florida to approve teaching the creation as
well as evolution in the public schools. The board voted 4-3 to
put this in effect during the 1981 -1982 school year. This makes it
more important than ever to write about the other sideof thecoin,
special creation. First let us examine the arguments for it:
I'niformitarianism: Evolution assumes that events that
took place in the past happened at the same rate as today.
However, this assumption cannot be proven for we have no
recorded proof. We cannot prove that mutations occurred at the
same rate in the past as they do in the present. We cannot say
for sure that sedimentary rock has always been deposited at the
same rat* that is observed today, thus we cannot calculate with
certainty the age of fossils found in sedimentary rock.
Morphologic and Biochemical: Organisms that are mor-
phologically similar (structurally same) are not always
biochemically similar (chemical compounds and processes).
Mutations: The number of specific mutations needed to
make one radical change in an organism is large. Therefore, the
probability is small that mutations could develop a new phyla
(common origin, division).
Dating: To date fossils is not easy. Geologic events can
disturb the deposits of sedimentary rocks. The results of various
dating methods tend to conflict, if they are valid they should
agree, at least roughly. Even general evolutionary sequences can
be disturbed by unreliable dating. For example it is now taught
that the recent Australopithecus is geologically younger than
the oldest known Homo. How then can the former be considered
evidence for the evolution of Homo?
Fossils: Fossil evidence can be explained thus, that
organisms were created in a timed sequence. Another view is
that organisms were destroyed in a universal flood and that the
accumulation of distinct communities of fossil organisms in
separate strata may be ecological. For example: A marine
community might be buried by sedimentation, followed by a
swamp community, followed by a terrestrial lowland community
that washed over both of the previous ones.
"In the final analysis, evolution is inherently incredible. All
geologic time is actually too short to develop man from an
organic soup by Microevolutionary processes without the
purposeful intervention of the Creator." (Dr. William Davis)
At one time scientists thought that the rings inside of a tree
i were positive proof as to its age. But now they have found that
there are periods of rapid growth which don't coincide with the
rings of the tree.
Now, before I write what our Judaic Literature has to say
about the subject of creation-evolution. I wish to make certain
rabbinical attitudes on this subject clear.
We hold this to be true: that God created man with senses
and intellect to investigate the world around him. The religious
person can apply the scientific method of an understanding of
the natural world without threat to his faith. Similarly, a
scientist can be a believer without compromising his intellectual
integrity. The two outlooks can be complementary.
Scientific laws do not and cannot clash with the teachings
of the Bible at all. Science relies on the experimental method of
finding truth, a method useful, but imperfect. Religion is the
search for the values of ideal life. The unity of God denies all
dichotomies, even that of science and religion. The Bible is never
in conflict with scientific truths because God as revealed in
nature is the same as the God of revelation. In the words of the
Vilne Gaon (1720-1797), "If Man be ignorant of secular sciences,
he will be a hundredfoldimoreignorantof the Bible, for Torah and
science complement each other." (Hebrew translation of the Sue
Books of Euclid).
(Next week Talmudic and Kabbalistic ideas on Creation).
Shabbat Sholom
Time of the Giving of the Torah
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
All of Judaism is based on
Torah: without Torah there is no
Judaism. The ark with the Torah
contained inside stands "front
and center" in every synagogue.
The reading and interpretation of
Torah is the central core of
Shabbat services. We are a
people by virtue of Torah.
"Israel. God, and the Torah are
One" is a famous statement of
the Cabbalistic (mystic) tradition
of Judaism. This interwining of
God, Torah and Israel is
Judaism's accounting of its
spiritual enterprise.
Shavuoth (the Feast of Weeks)
comes seven weeks and one day
after Pesach. It is the con-
tinuation more important
the CLIMAX of the story that
starts with the Exodus.
Shavuoth SHOULD, therefore,
be the most important Jewish
festival of all. Just as Easter is
Christendom's holiest day
because it commemorates Christ-
ianity's primary assertion, it
should be the same for Shavuoth.
No other event, the Exodus
included, is as important in its
implications for Judaism as is the
receiving of the Torah on Mount
Jews disagree over the fac-
tuality of Moses' receiving the
Torah exactly the way described
within the Torah itself. Jews
cannot (or should not) disagree
over its importance. At the Sea of
Reeds we threw off human
bondage (to Pharoah). At Mount
Sinai we proclaimed our sense of
service to God and His ways.
Moses had said to Pharoah
speaking in God's name:
"Let my people go, that they
may serve Me" (God).
And it is that serving of God,
the many, changing, varied,
sometimes contradictory, always
difficult ways of serving God that
has brought Israel through the
traumas and the glories of our
But Shavuoth celebrates more
than an important event of the
Bar Mitzvah
Donald Pozin
Tonight and tomorrow mor-
ning Donald Lee Pozin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pozin, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at
Congregation Beth Israel.
Donald is a seventh grader at
Oak Grove Junior High School.
He is on a bowling team, plays in
Palm Ceia Little League and is in
the school band.
Celebrating this special oc-
casion with Donald will be his
sister Beth and his brohter
Andrew, who is in the Navy
stationed in Orlando. Coming
from Delray. Beach will be his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nat
Weiner, his aunts and uncles Joe
and Ruth Herz and Irving and
Martha Weiner, and from New
Jersey, Ben and Dolly Pozin.
Following services, Melvin and
Gail Pozin will be hosting the
Oneg Shabbat and the Kiddush
luncheon in their son's honor.
Rabbi Sundheim
past. It is the past's connection
with the present and future that
should command our attention.
The word TORAH means
"teaching" even more than
LAW. Law is part of Torah. but
only part. To the Jew, Torah is
the continuous process by which
Israel meets God.
In 1976, a statement was
issued by the Central Conference
of American Rabbis called "The
Centenary Perspective.' The
statement on Torah contained
therein speaks specifically for the
Reform movement, but it is a
statement to which all serious
Jews should subscribe.
"Torah results from the
relationship between God and the
Jewish people. The record of our
earliest confrontations are
uniquely important to us.
Lawgivers and prophets,
historians and poets gave us a
heritage whose study is a
religious imperative and whose
Pftice is our chief mean, t
holiness Rabbis and tewW
philosophers and mystics, giftJ
Jews in every age amplify lbe
Torah tradition. For miUenili
the creation of Torah hat m l
ceased and Jewish creativity j.
our time is adding to the chain d
Thus Savuoth is ztnan matw
Torataynu the time of the
giving of our Torah. Obviously it I
must be much more if the Torah
tradition is a connecting one
rather than just a memeory of an
event from the past Reform
Judaism gave it new meaning
when the confirmation service
was built around the theme of
Shavuoth. Many Conservative,
and some Orthodot
congregations also observe
confirmation today. By buildini I
confirmation around Shavuoth,
the festival regained some of iu
importance. Yet we all know that
for most of us, this festival that
should be our most important out
is virtually neglected. Space does I
not permit an analysis of the
causes for this pheonomenon, but |
sadly, it does exist.
Still as Shavuoth approachei I
(May 21) it behooves all of us te.l
consider its themes and its P
importance. WE ARE A
TORAH. That is what being i
Jew has been, and will be.'
However we interpret Torah, e |
must again become a people of.
Spring Singles Weekend Slated
Orlando Singles are hosting a
Spring Singles weekend for
young Jewish adults ages 18-35.
The Memorial Weekend event
will be held at the John
Newcombe Tennis Resort.
Activities will include an outdoor
barbeque, tennis workshops,
volleyball and swimming. Also
included is a banquet, with
Surrounding the area are such
resorts as Disney, Sea World,
River Country and Circus World.
Information is available at the
Jewish Commmunity Center of
Central Florida, Maitland, (306)
Religious OiRecxopy
211 Swan Avenue 253-0823 or 251-4275 Robbi Nathan Bryn*
Services: 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and evening
rnmyan Beginner*' Talmud Session following Saturday morning
2001 Swonn Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mailing*'
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Doily: morning ond
evening minyan
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Friday of
eoch month at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola, 8 p.m.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin I Sonberg*
Hazzon Willtom Houben Services: Friday, 8:00 p.m.; Satu'doy
10a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swonn Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, Colleg* f^
Aprs 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi lazor Rivkin Robbi Yokov
Werde Services: Friday, 8 p.m. Shabbos meal followsservice
Saturday, 10 a.m. Kiddush follows services
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 13422 ViHog*
Circle, Apt 121 988-7076 or 988-1234 Rabbi Mark Krom
Special programs to be announced Shabbat Services Sun
Bagel Brunch 11 30 a.m.

-Wday. May 16,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
co Mindlin
'Scientific' Doesn't Equal Divine
Continued from Page 4
by the Hillsborough
I This means that a state
L>me Court test will be less
ely to strike it down if scien-
ce creationism" captures the
Urination of other Florida
Lnties. Traditionally. the
Congest opponents of "srien-
Tfic creationism" would be in the
bunties situated in the south-
stern part of the state.
I BUT THE new phalanxes of
|tin Catholic voting power in
ese areas are not likely to react
anything but a positive
inner when they hear such
okesmen for the cause as C. E.
[inslow, of Bradenton.
I Winslow, a 73-year-old retired
fcnister of the Church of the
zarene, heads an organization
illed Compatriots for Academic
feedom, which he formed in St.
IttiTshurg ten years ago. Since
en, Winslow has been trum-
peting his "scientific
creationism" hoopla all over the
place, and last December he made
a second appearance before the
Hillsborough school board in two
years to plead his cause.
the hearing was Dr. Roland
Lewis, a school board member,
who just happens to be a dean at
Florida College, which is a Bible
school in Temple Terrace.
None of this is to say that there
aren't good impulses on the
school board, or even Catholics
elsewhere who would oppose
religion in the schools unless it
were preached according to the
Word turned Flesh as defined by
the Vatican. Of course there are
good impulses the vote, a
narrow one, was 4-to-3. And
opponents included the Rev.
Leon Lowry, pastor of the Beulah
Baptist Church, who declared
after the vote, "They have not
been able to convince me."
In the end, the issue is that
Friday, May 16
Candlelighting lime 7:53) Congregation Schaaroi Zedek-
Consecration of Confirmands 8 p.m. Congregation Rodeph
bliolom Sisterhood Installation during services 8 p.m.
University of South Florida B'nai B'rith-Hillel Foundation
Shabbat Dinner and Services at Hillel Rec Room 6:30 p.m.
Congregation Kol Ami Shabbat Service Honoring Religious
School and Teachers 8 p.m. Chabad House Shabbos Service
and Dinner 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 17
University of South Florida. B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundation
Huynde and Parly 8 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federalon Young
rship Group I 7:30 p.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Men's Club Fundraiser Chabad House Shabbos Minyan 10
Sunday, May 18
Hillel School BUCS Dinner JCC 5 p.m. Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Confirmation 2 p.m. Temple David
Sisterhood Sharion Dinner University of South Florida B'nai
B'rith/Hillel Foundation Bagel Brunch 11:30 a.m. Chabad
House 5 Books of Moses Class 8:30 p.m. Congregation Kol
Ami Annual Picnic at Philippe Park (Shelter 6) 11 a.m.
Monday, May 19
Cabad House Hebrew I Class USF. U.C. Room 204 7:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Simcha Chapter Meeting, Subject: "Cults
and How They Affect Our Young People" Florida Federal
Savings on Beorss Ave 8 p.m. Senior Citizens Ceramics and
Hand Built Pottery JCC 2:30 p.m.
Zedek Board Meeting
series, LET 103 7 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans
\uxiliary: Meeting of Board 1:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai
Jedek Board Meeting 8 p.m. "Frisco Kid" Hillel USF Film
Tuesday, May 20
Chabad House Jewish Meditation Class 8:30 p.m. Hadassah
Bowling ORT (daytime chapter) Board Meeting 9 a.m. and
luncheon 11:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood
General Meeting 7 :30 p.m.* ORT (evening chapter) Meeting
Ameel Hadassah Board Meeting 8 p.m. JCC Closes 5 p.m. -
Wednesday, May 21
JCC Closed for Shavuoth National Council of Jewish Women -
"Up" Hadassah General Meeting and Installation 1 1 a.m.
Congregation Beth Israel Board Meeting 8 p.m. Kol Ami-
Sisterhood Fashion Show and Sale 7:45 p.m., Carrollwood
Apartments Rental office.
Thursday, May 22
JCC Closed for Shavuoth ( 6 p.m.) ORT (evening and
daytime chapters) Bowling Tampa Jewish Federation Board
Meeting 7:30 p.m. Chabad House Hebrew II Class at USF U.C.
Room 204 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 23
(Candlelighting time 7:58) Chabad House Shabbos Services
and Dinner 8 p.m. University of South Florida B nai
B'r,th/Hi!lel Foundation Basic Judaism at 2 p.m and Wine and
Cheese at 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
Chabad House Shabbos Minyan 10 a.m.
proponents of "scientific
creationism," from Winslow him-
self to those on the board who
finally succumbed to his blan-
dishments, argue that their cause
is not a religious doctrine but an
academic alternative to Dar-
winian evolution which, they say,
students ought to be free to
choose between.

Sunday, May 25
Chabad House Hot Dog Cookout next to Mu Hall 5:30 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary Meeting 10 a.m.
Congregation Shoorai Zedek SCHZFTY Dinner 6:30 p.m.
ARGUMENTS such as these
are pure bilge. Darwinian theory
on evolution and the origin of the.
species, first published in 1859, is
just that theory. It is a priori
reasoning applied to years of em-
pirical observation but without
the final stamp of scientific fa
posteriori) approval because Dar-
win's conclusions are incapable of
being tested on the basis of the
evidence he amassed.
A modern parallel is Einstein's
theory of relativity and that
famous equation of his, E -MC2.
Einstein's conclusions are just
that theories based on a priori
reasoning made more complex
than Darwin's because of Ein-
stein's use of the a posteriori con-
clusions of other workers in the
field, such as Michaelson, on
whose data about the speed of
light Einstein relied.
In this sense, relativity is a
more "scientific" statement of
physical relationships in nature
than are Darwin's. Still, both
remain theories. Still, there are
scientists in both fields, even
today, who keep trying to dis-
prove Darwin's and Einstein's
conclusions not on the basis
that the theories are anti-Bible,
although German anti-Semites in
1905, the year of the publication
of Einstein's theory, accused him
of destroying traditional (New-
tonian) concepts of time and
space, but that they don't go far
And still, there are theologians
who do the same thing today if
for different reasons, such as
Winslow and his Compatriots
corps, or the monkeys who chat-
tered at the Scopes trial in the
1920s. Strangely, such efforts at
disproof most often achieve just
the opposite of what they in-
tended; they strengthen the
theories rather than weaken
THAT IS why the Winslow-
ites want equal access / equal op-
portunity in the schools to spread
their gospel. They don't want to
take chances with it on the open
marketplace, where thus far
"scientific creationism," like
astrology, has clearly failed as a
serious body of thought.
I go into such lengthy di-
gression to demonstrate that the
two modern systems of "scien-
tific" thought which have so
completely revolutionized man's
contemporary view of the uni-
verse and systems of thought
aren't really scientific at all.
(A third is Freud's. All three
were subjected to gross ridicule
and abuse in the beginning
because they appeared to
diminish the view of man as
delineated in the Bible. It is
interesting to speculate on the
fate of Einstein, Darwin and
Freud were the Inquisition still in
its full Godly glory.)
The word, scientific, has ex-
tremely narrow meaning and rep-
resents an extremely narrow sys-
tem of inquiry. It runs contrary
to the popular view of science,
which equates science with
absolute and unchanging truth, a
notion that simply does not exist.
In fact, science operates on the
principle that something is true
only if it is subject to change
according to the creative evo-
lution of man's understanding.
Truth that is unchanging is not
true, but pure dogma.
But the public view of things
"scientific" is that, because they
are "ultimate," they are divine,
hence immune from question or
evolution. In this sense, "scien-
tific creationism" is supposed to
be an incontrovertible pre-
sentation of the creation as of-
fered in the Bible. But if E MC2
isn't scientific by definition, how
can a biblical account of creation
be scientific by definition?
If E~MC2, which is based on
the empirical conclusions of other
scientists, isn't scientific, how
can a mythic interpretation of the
beginning of human history be
open to debate concerning the
infallibility of divine knowlege as
an indisputable given. They are
predicated on philosophical
"Scientific creationism" is a
bamboozle intended to intimidate
to "prove" by scientific
method that the biblical account
of the creation is beyond a doubt
accurate; in comparison, Darwin,
as representative of man's
Limited human understanding, is
sheer burlesque.
But you can't examine
evidence that doesn't exist- It is a
paradox that you can hope to
apply scientific method to dog-
matic statements no matter how
divine they are supposed to be.
Theologically, to do so is on-
tology, a philosophical "proof"
for the existence of God offered in
the 11th century by St. Anselm.
Anselm "proved" the existence
of God by presupposing the im-
possibility that he does not exist.
Since it is impossible that God
does not exist, argued Anselm,
and since it is equally impossible
to conceive of the existence of
anything greater than God,
therefore God exists.
NO LESS a church father than
St. Thomas Aquinas one century
later declared Anselm's ontology
to be an utter absurdity. And
that is what "scientific creation-
ism" is an utter absurdity.
The University of South
Florida's Prof. Betz calls it "a
parody," meaning I suppose, a
travesty on science and scientific
Under any circumstances,
there can be no doubt that
"scientific creationism" is the
illegitimate child of theology; it
has nothing to do with science
the empirical, the a posteriori. It
also has little to do with religion.
Reckoned in these terms, the
Hillsborough County School
Board has bought itself a por-
cupine. When Frank Farmer,
assistant superintendent of
instruction in Hillsborough,
declares, "I wish I knew exactly
what scientific creationism
means," he knows what he is
talking about or at least what
he is confused about. He knows
there is no way of defining what
he is supposed to legislate as part
of the teaching process except by
clerics whose stuff these para-
doxes be-
As Susan Hemmingway re-
ports in the Tampa Times, Hills-
borough schools are most likely
to teach their new beastie in 10th
grade biology classes as an ad-
junct to the regular curriculum
for that course.
hoping to come up with an idea
not mentioning a Creator or
using the Bible or any other
religious document. If you get
into the area of religion, I say this
is very dangerous. But I've been
told time and time again that this
is not religious."
The hell it isn't. "Scientific
creationism" is as funda-
mentalist religious as you can
get. Because it relies on dogma,
not truth, it is theology pure and
simple. It will teach biblical
creation as literally incontro-
vertible which not Einstein
nor Darwin would dare declare
for their own views of the
universe because they were scien-
tists, not, say, astrologers. Next
stop, the courts.
Raid Party
In Lebanon
Seeks Out PLO
army announced Friday that an
Israeli raiding party ambushed
Palestinian terrorists in Lebanon,
scored hits on a number of
vehicles and returned safely to
their base. The communique,
unusually sparse in details,
indicated that the action took
place on the coastal road north of
the Litani River and was aimed
at terrorist vehicles moving
southward from Beirut.
ACCORDING to a radio
broadcast by Palestinians in
Beirut, at least five Palestinians
were killed, two at Sakaskiyeh,
near Sidon, and three at Saadiya,
only 24 kilometers south of
Two others were reported
wounded. According to Israeli
sources, however, six terrorists
were killed three who were in a
jeep and three who were patroling
the road.
Defense Minister Ezer
Weizman and Chief of Staff Gen.
Raphael Eitan said the raid was
not connected with the terrorist
attack in Hebron. They described
it as part of a series of operations
that the Israeli army initiated in
the past and will initiate in the
"THE AIM IS to make war on
the terrorists wherever they may
be," Eitan said. "They can ex-
pect actions of this kind at any
time and at any place."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Mrs. Clara Urquhart, who donated a collection of letters from Albert Schweitzer to Tel Aviv
University, receives a scroll of appreciation from Col. (res.) Yosef Carmel, vice chairman of
the Board of Governors of Tel A viv University.
Europe Bows to Arab Oil Gluttony
The president of the American Jewish Congress
has charged that there was "a direct link between
Western Europe's growing acceptance of the
Palestine Liberation Organization and the up-
surge of Arab terrorist attacks against Israeli
Commenting on the murder of five Israelis in
Hebron, Howard M. Squadron of New York told
a session of the organization's national biennial
convention that "The royal welcome given to
Yasir Arafat by the government of Spain: the
diplomatic recognition extended by Chancellor
Bruno Kreisky of Austria; the eagerness of
French President Giscard d'Estaing and British
Foreign Secretary Carrington to embrace the
PLO these acts only encourage and incite the
PLO to further atrocities in fulfilling its vow to
destroy the Jewish state."
A young West German woman. Susanne
Willems of Dusseldorf. has come to the United
States to intern in a unique human relations
program co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith and Action Reconciliation
Service for Peace a German-Christian group
striving to atone for the Holocaust with con-
structive actions. Williams is the second rep-
resentative of this group to intern at ADL.
According to Nat Kameny. chairman of ADL's
Program Committee, the interns spend a year in
the United States under the auspices of ADL's
Center for Holocaust Studies. The objective, he
said, is to provide them with a positive experience
in American human relations techniques for
counteracting prejudice, and developing inter-
group understanding.
Irving Herman, of Evanston. 111., has been
appointed associate director of development for
B'nai B'rith International. Dr. Daniel Thursz.
executive vice president, announced.
Thursz said that Herman, who will work out of
Washington, will concentrate on expanding B'nai
B'rith s donor clubs and work in close
collaboration with director of development Sidney
Closter in other areas as well.
Prior to forming his own firm in 1973. Herman
was a senior development director for Brandeis
University and executive director of the Central
States Region of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
Jerome S. Cardin. Baltimore attorney, has
been unanimously elected a national vice presi-
dent of the Jewish National Fund of America, it
was announced by Dr. Samuel I. Cohen. JNF
executive vice president.
Cardin, a charter member of JNF's National
Foundation Committee, has been a member of the
Board of Directors of the JNF Maryland Council
since 1960, and a member of the National Board
since 1972. He was president of the Maryland
Council from 1965 to 1969. and chairman of its
board from 1970 to 1978.
A resolution calling upon President Carter to
publicly condemn the brutal PLO Massacre in
Hebron and urging him to spearhead a movement
which asks for the removal of the PLO from
observer status at the United Nations and par-
ticipation in all international bodies was un-
animously adopted by Emunah Women of
America at its national convention in Fallsburg,
"By these murders, the PLO has served notice
to the world that it is an outlaw organization
intent on terrorism and therefore, cannot and
must not sit on an international body comprised
of civilized nations." declared Toby Willig.
Emunah Women vice president in charge of
public affars.
The national convention of the American Red
Cross in Los Angeles this week considered a
resolution that urges the International Red Cross
to recognize Magen David Adorn (MDA). Israel's
National Red Cross Society.
The resolution, which was presented by the
Harrisburg Area Chapter. Harrisburg. Pa", for
consideration by the convention, states in part
that while "MDA has met every criterion for ad-
mission to the family of Red Cross Societies,
except for an approved emblem." MDA is still
not accorded recognition because it chooses to use
as its symbol the Red Star of David, instead of
the Christian Red Cross, Moslem Red Crescent,
or the Red Lion and Sun of Iran.
The growing 'shadow effect" of Arab influence
in the United States is impelling American cor-
porations to act as they think the Arabs want
them to act." according to a report to the
American Jewish Congress national biennial
Walter Stern, vice chairman of the board of
Capital Research, a New York-based economic
consulting firm, said that "even though the
Arabs do not request it directly and despite the
federal laws protecting American companies from
the Arab boycott many U.S. firms operating in
the Middle East do not deal with Jewish-owned
companies or send Jewish employees to the Arab
world for fear of economic reprisal.
Milton Ellerin. director of the Trends Analyses
Division of the American Jewish Committee, has
been named 1980 recipient of the organization's
Sol Feinstone Grant for in-service training,
according to an announcement by Bertram H.
Gold. AJC's executive vice president.
The grant was established by Feinstone. a
noted philanthropist, ecologist. and authority on
the American Revolution, through a major con-
tribution, the annual income of which is used to
enhance the professional development of a desig-
nated member of the AJC staff.
Feinstone. now 92 years old. came to the
United States from Lithuania in 1902. He has
since amassed the largest private collection of
American revolutionary manuscripts and memor-
abilia in the world and established the David
Library of the American Revolution near his
home in Washington Crossing, Pa.
Teheran Report
Four Leading Jews Go
On Trial on Charges They
Ran 'Espionage Center'
NEW YORK (JTA) Jewish sources here have
confirmed that four members of a prominent Iranian
Jewish family have gone on trial before an Islamic
Revolutionary Court in Teheran. The four were identified
as Izaak. Abraham, David and Baruch Boruchim.
IRAN'S OFFICIAL Pars news agency reported that
the four men were charged with embezzlement of public
funds in building a chain of hotels and "creating an
espionage center for American and Israeli agents and
their servants.**
The news agency said hotel employees had claimed
the Boruchims hosted "continual meetings of Iranian
Jews in the hotels and organized meetings of Zionists."
THE CHARGES carry the death penalty, according
to Pars. In May. 1979, a prominent Jewish businessman,
Habib Elghanian, was executed on a variety of charges,
including having Zionist affiliations. On Apr. 22 in the
city of Hamadan, west of Teheran, a Jew, Moishe
Danielpur, who had been scheduled to be executed had his
death sentence commuted.
Danielpur was one of three brothers sentenced to
death, two of them in absentia, on charges of cooperation
with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Mossad,
the Israeli intelligence service.
MEANWHILE, there were reports from Teheran
that seven men were executed in Teheran's jails on
charges which included cooperation with Israel. About
800 people have been executed by Islamic Revolutionary
Courts since the revolution took over 15 months ago.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
- Page 11
Quebec Referendum
How Will Canada's Jews Vote on Sovereignty?
London Chronicle Syndicate
TORONTO Canada's
I Quebec province has caught
I "referendum fever." After three
and a half years in office, the
Parti Quebecois administration
of Rene Levesque has finally set a
date for the promised referendum
on separation from Canada, the
date being May 20. However, the
catch is that the referendum does
not mention separation, a word
the PQ have scrupulously
| avoided in recent years.
It is worded in a broader, much
more ambivalent manner. It asks
Quebec's voters for a mandate to
negotiate with the rest of Canada
I for a status called "sovereignty-
association." What this promised
consists of, no one including
Levesque himself, has been able
to define with any preciseness.
Mr. Trudeau, Canada's Prime
Minister, has announced he will
not negotiate anything that leads
to separation, including
sovereignty-association. The
shrewd effectiveness of Mr.
I^vesque's ploy is that it will
seduce, and has already per-
suaded many Quebeckers who do
not want separation, into
believing that a "yes" vote will
enable Mr. Levesque to negotiate
more favorable constitutional
terms for their province within a
federal Canada dealing from a
position of strength, whereas a
"no" vote will be a signal to the
rest of Canada that Quebec is
fully satisfied with the status
WHAT IS THE position of the
Jewish community of this
province, until recently the most
Rene Levesque
important and the most in-
fluential segment of Canada's
Jewry? Unquestionably, the
Jews of Montreal (the Quebec
Jewish community is virtually
identical with that of Greater
Montreal) is 99.9 percent
federalist, that is, the Jews of
Quebec are Canadians first and
Quebeckers second, just as the
Jews of Ontario are Canadians
first, and are Ontarians only on a
restricted administrative level.
Their fathers and forebears chose
to come to Canada not
necessarily to Quebec.
Their close ties, family-wise,
communally and culturally are
with their fellow Jews and fellow
Canadians in Toronto, Winnipeg.
Calgary and Halifax. Their
communal structures, the
Canadian Jewish Congress, the
Canadian Zionist Federation, the
National Council of Jewish
Women are Canada-wide
agencies. In addition they have
continental ties with New York,
Chicago and Los Angeles which
are solid and just as tangible.
What is the view of Canadian
Jewish Congress, the counterpart
to Argentina's DAIA and
Britain's Board of Jewish
Deputies? Is the Congress
beating the drum for a "no" vote
in the crucial referendum?
THE CJC has wrestled with
this problem since that fateful
day of Nov. 15, 1976 when the
Parti Quebecois swept the
province's assembly, and is now
facing the moment of truth. Its
view after "agonizing reap-
praisal" is that there can be no
Jewish communal position on
this matter. It recognizes the
manifest fact that the Jews of
Montreal, like most Anglophones
(a word which along with
"francophone" has been added to
the political glossary in recent
years) are strong federalists and
are opposed to sovereignty-
association or any form of
separatism, however
camouflaged. And the Congress
acknowledges that individual
Jews will continue to take a
strong position against
separatism as is their civic right -
nor does the Congress discourage
this exercise. But for the com-
munity to adopt an official
position would be to accept the
following propositions:
t That there is an anti-Semitic
fact in the platform of separatism
and the separatists;
I That there are elements in
separatist policies and actions
that are in violation of or in-
consistent with Jewish ethical
That Jews will not be able to
survive as a community under
found that none of these
propositions apply. There has
been no evidence of any anti-
Jewish measures or actions by
the leadership of the PQ in the
implementation of policies. It
must be borne in mind that the
current separatists are quite a
different breed from the older
generation of French Canadian
nationalists. The latter were
dominated by an ultra-
montanist, xenophobic pre-
Vatican II Catholicism, taking
their cue on Jews and other non-
believers from the writings of
Thomas Aquinas and other
medieval doctrinaires.
If anything, the PQ regime.
Congress officials readily con-
cede, has been the most
cooperative and beneficial of all
Quebec administrations bar none
in its dealings with the Jewish
community in matters of
assistance to education and
multicultural ism It recently
upped the grant to Jewish day
schools to 80 percent.
In all other Canadian provinces
save one, Jewish day schools
receive a nil among from
government towards their
budgets. Even the Yiddish
weekly, the Adler, was given a
token subsidy and will be
receiving more regular funds
along with other ethnic
publications. French Canadian
nationalism used to be considered
a right-wing phenomenon.
THIS NEW nationalism, if
anything, is leftist inclined,
devoid of the clericalism that
used to prevail in what was
considered a priest-ridden
province. Premier Levesque, a
divorced man, lived openly with
his secretary for several years
. the Jews of Quebec are
Canadians first and
Quebeckers second, just as
the jews of Ontario are
Canadians first, and are
Qntarians only on a
restricted administrative
level. Their fathers and
forebears chose to come to
Canada not necessarily to
until he married her recently in a
civil ceremony. Not only would it
have been impossible in the past
for a leading politician, let alone
the Premier, to defy the church's
rulings so overtly but until the
Quiet Revolution the province
had no provisions for civil
True, some anti-Semitism may
exist on the fringes of the party,
but it may equally persist on the
fringes of the Liberals, the
Union Nationate and the Social
Credit. The "yes" vote has a
strong chance of winning. But
win or lose, Quebec is already
well on the road if not to
separation then to a wider degree
of political and economic
autonomy than before (it has
long enjoyed cultural autonomy).
Jews and other Anglophones
(even a Yiddish speaker is
deemed an Anglophone) have
clearly foreseen this and an
outward trend has been under
way for the past decade or more
of younger professional people
. seeking their future in other parts
of Canada.
BUT THOSE who stay realize
that opting officially for a "no"
vote will leave the Jewish
community no options politically
and no room for further
negotiation for their needs or for
any political alternative. So while
Jews will undeniably vote "no"
on May 20, the Instanzen, the
kehilla have opted for an official
neutrality which leaves them free
to continue their non-partisan
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