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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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September 5, 1980
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Of Tampa
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Tampa, Florida September 5, 1980
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Price 35 Cents
Federation Urges
lupport for Refuseniks
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chairman for
to write the
projects related to defense, a fact
that has been certified by the
director of the laboratory.
Vladimir worked exclusively on
programs presented by the
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
of Cambridge.
CARMELLA'S parents re-
ceived permission to emigrate,
but were unwilling to leave
without their daughter. In 1976,
her father died. Three years later,
her mother died.
Vladimir's parents in Kiev also
hope to emigrate to Israel, but
Soviet authorities have con-
fiscated all "letters of invitation"
which have been sent to them
from Israel. When they finally
applied, they were refused.
In the meantime, Vladimir and
Carmella have been slandered in
the local press, harassed and
threatened by the KGB, and
arrested for making a phone call
to Israel. Their telephone has also
been disconnected.
Vladimir's father died in June
In October 1972, Victor and
Irina Brailovsky, both doctors of
computer science, first applied
for permission to leave the
USSR. In January 1973, their
request was denied because the
government felt that Irina had
had access to "secret infor-
mation" as a computer scientist
at Moscow University. Since this
refusal, Victor and Irina have
been involved with the Jewish
emigration movement, and
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A beautifully printed New Year's Greeting card printed in
Russian to mail to refusniks is available from the Tampa
Jewish Federation, community relations committee, 2806
ization/Membership Day
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the
aunity is invited to the Jewish
to meet with all Jewish
congregations in Tampa.
[the day is to provide the entire
' especially Tampa newcomers,
sity to learn about the multitude
ctivities available to the entire
Here will be opportunities for
ce walk, pool games, nationally
Anna Tampans, and family
lusic will be provided by the
Tampa Community Players with a selection from
"Annie Get Your Gun" and Dale Johnson singing
for both young and old.
The full Center facilities will be open to the
community on this day: the swimming pool,
gymnasium and in the library a color TV will be
set up for the Bucs fans.
In addition to refreshments provided by the
Jewish Community Center, the pool snack bar,
Heshe's II. will be open for your enjoyment.
Everyone come on out and see how much our
community has grown.
New Year's
Hope Burnett, President
Tampa Jewish Federation
To the Tampa Jewish community:
Who shall live and who shall die. Awesome words we are
| all familiar with from our High Holy Day services.
The answer to that question is not in our hands but in the
hands of a greater force we cannot control. However, there are
forces we can control. We can control the quality of Jewish life at
home and abroad. Can we feel we are able to live in security and
peace when our brethren in Israel, Iran and Russia fear for their
very existence each day? We complain about rising prices .
but we are free to shop and bargain ... we have the money or
freedom to do that. The "other" Jews are missing at least one or
the other.
When a ball rolls out of a school yard in Tampa, Florida, the
child looks both ways and runs to get it. In Maalot, Israel, the
little boy loses his ball through barbed wire fence. Somebody's
daddy on guard duty with a gun on his shoulder must retrieve
lhe ball.
There are five Jewish families on the Galilee guarding a
little settlement. Every night, they help to secure the borders of
the country of Israel. Five families against 30,000 Arabs above.
We complain about the most mundane things. What color
shoes, car pools, where to go to dinner, price of real estate, food
costs. What about the basics? Who shall live and who shall die is
basic! Who cares about you and who cares about me is bask.
Who cares about the Jewish people is basic. Or is it?
Do whatever you can do and give whatever you can for life
. but not just life but for a good quality life for ALL Jews.
That's fair enough and basic enough for the Chosen People.
As we wish each other a L'Shona Tova, a happy and
healthy New Year, let us sincerely and honestly remember that
what kind of year it wfll be for all Jews, is up to us.
Hope Barnett, President
Tampa Jewish Federation
Russian Olim
Stage Massive Strike
In Wake of Suicide
Simmering tensions in ab-
sorption centers for new
immigrants from the Soviet
Union over lack of jobs and
adequate housing exploded
into the open this week.
Large numbers of immi-
grants in several cities con-
ducted strikes, took over
the centers and evicted
government officials and
vowed to continue their
action until the govern-
ment, the Housing Minis-
try and the Jewish Agency
meet their needs.
The explosion erupted fol-
lowing the suicide of a Soviet im-
migrant, Arkadi Seiderman, who
had been a chemical engineer in
the USSR. He jumped to his
death from the sixth floor of the
absorption center in Haifa after
quarreling with an official over
the issue of housing and work.
This center houses some 600 new
immigrants from the Soviet
Union, almost all of whom are
academicians and almost all of
whom have been there for two
years and more.
ACCORDING to Boris Lit-
vinoff, a music professor, who
was elected to a seven-member
committee at the absorption
center that was set up to handle
the center's affairs after officials
were ousted, Seiderman sought
unsuccessfully for two years to
find a job suited to his back-
ground and experience.
Seiderman's suicide, Litvinoff
said, was symptomatic of the
Continued on Page 15
Back to Weekly
With this edition, The
Jewish Floridian of Tampa
returns to weekly editions.
The deadline for material is
10 days preceding
publication. However,
during this holiday season,
earlier deadlines are
necessary. Call the
newspaper office for the
exact dates.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Rosh Hashanah Message
President, Council of
Jewish Federations
As we approach the High Holy
Days, we pause to reflect on past
achievements and chart our
course of the future. As the
Jewish people have done for
centuries, we strive to apply the
terms of our ancient covenant to
the needs ot a complex modern
For our local communities and
foi their Council of Jewish
Federations, the. quality of
Jewish life in North America has
become a foremost concern. Our
inner strength as a Jewish
community determines how well
we meet challenges around the
world. We see the Jewish family
as the basic building block of this
strength. In creative new
programs in communities across
the continent, we are supporting,
invigorating and enriching
Jewish family life.
Jewish education for
children and for adults is a
high priority. We are also
planning new ways to meet the
Jewish needs of our college aged
youth, to build a strong foun-
dation for the future. And we see
the growing number of services
for the elderly as the fulfillment
of our most precious Jewish
This strengthening from
within has given us even greater
vitality with which to meet our
global tasks Our support for
Israel has never been stronger,
expressed in all its rich diversity
of voices. Advocacy efforts are
intensifying on behalf of Soviet
lem as emigration seems en-
dangered once again.
In the year to come we will put
all our spiritual resources to work
in fulfilling the pledge of our
Jewish heritage.
We tSat^ Vou-r
"Recipes, NOU.
Federation Urges Support
for Refuseniks
Victor is an organizer of the
Moscow Seminar of Jewish
IN 1973. the Brailovskys.
along with eight other scientists,
held a 17-day hunger strike to
protest the absence of free
emigration of Jews. Victor also
joined Prof. Mark Azbel's
seminar for unemployed Jewish
scientists awaiting permission to
emigrate to Israel.
In 1974. Victor and other
activists were imprisoned for 15
days for attempting to hold an
international session of the
In 1976. Victor Brailovsky was
granted permission to emigrate,
but he refused to leave without
his wife and children.
In December of that same year,
the Brailovsky home was
searched in connection with the
start of the Moscow Cultural
Symposium. KGB officials con-
fiscated books on Jewish history
and culture, along with Jewish
and Israeli music tapes
In May 1977. Victor was inter-
rogated for 12 hours at Lefortovo
Prison in connection with the
case against Anatoly Sharansky
In October 1978. the rector of
Moscow University stated that
the university had no objection to
Irina emigrating and would
inform the appropriate officials.
Despite this, she was once again
denied an exit visa, this time
without explanation.
IN DECEMBER 1978, the
local Ministry of Finance
(frrp^n/WI that Victor submit a
"teacher's certificate" issued by
the local Ministry of Education.
The educational authorities
refused to give him a certificate
and also warned him about
tutoring pupils in mathematics.
As a result. Victor is not allowed
co teach and may be charged with
parasitism. '
On Dec. 21. 1978. the KGB
:onducted an eight-hour search
it the Brailovsky home. Scien-
- if ic papers and materials
relating to the Sunday Seminar,
which the Brailovskys host, were
Since his family's first ap-
plication. Leonid has been sub-
jected to ridicule and harassment
by his school peers. In 1975. he
refused to join the Soviet Youth
Communist League. Due to this
strong stand. Leonid was sub-
sequently forced to leave school
and continue his education at
night classes Leonid has been
barred from admittance to an
institute of higher learning, thus
making him eligible for the draft
when he turns 18. If Leonid
refuses to serve in the draft, he
could receive up to three years in
prison; if he agrees to serve, he
will be in the army for two' years
and will be unable to emigrate for
five years after that on the
grounds of being a "security
In 1977. in desperation. Leonid
applied for a visa separately from
his family, if granted, he would
go to Israel to live with his
father's brother, Mikhail
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Ljay, September 5,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
leadership Development Reorganized
Hope Burnett, president of the
Impa Jewish Federation,
fcounced the newly reorganized
fadership Development
Warn plan with Dr. Norman
eenthal as chairman and Jane
senthal. co-chairman.
jr. Rosenthal has held a
^ietv of leadership positions in
past and continues his
Idership as president of
ngregation Schaarai Zedek
btherhood: member, UJA
Itional Young Leadership
binet; member, Tampa Jewish
deration board of directors;
member and chairman of Young
Leadership I and II over the past
four years. Dr. Rosenthal
is a
Assisting Dr. Rosenthal is his
wife Jane, co-chairman. She has
served numerous positions in the
Tampa community including:
member, religious education
committee and Religious School
teacher, Temple Schaarai Zedek;
legislative co-chairman of the
Hillsboroiigh County Medical
Auxiliary; former board member
of Hillel School; PR. chairman,
ORT, AMEET Chapter; and
Access House Thrift Shop Opens
Access House, a program of
Irthside Community Mental
balth Center announces the
land opening of a new
cational Program Thrift Store.
Be Thrift Store is operated by
cess House members on a
lily basis from 9:30 a.m. to
ion and from 1 to 2 p.m.,
onday through Friday.
I'l'hc Thrift Store provides a
iictured working environment
tore numbers' work skills are
jvelopi(! and assessed. Proceeds
lm sales to the community in
In help support the program.
iPatmnutfe of the new Thrift
Once a Month
\Lunch Bunch
Store will help members make the
transition to more independent
living in the community. The
location is 912 East Sligh Ave.
Donations of clothing and
household goods are needed to
sell in the Thrift Store.
TJF Women's Division board.
The newly reorganized
Leadership Development
program consists of a Cabinet
level and steering committee
level. The Cabinet, chaired by Dr.
Rosenthal, will be the direct
liaison vehicle between the
Tampa Jewish Federation board
of directors and the overall
Leadership Development
program. The steering com-
mittee, co-chaired by Dr. Robert
and Joan Goldstein, will be the
programming arm of Leadership
Development utilizing the
Cabinet as a resource body.
The Leadership Development
program offers a select group of
individuals an opportunity to
develop an understanding of the
Jewish communal structure and
their role in the community. In
addition to studying the agencies
of the Federation and examining
relevant issues of the day, group
members probe their own Jewish
identity, examine the degree of
their personal responsibility to
the community and seek an
understanding of their own
particular commitments.
For more information, contact
the Tampa Jewish Federation.
Community Mission to
Israel Announced
The Tampa Jewish Federation
will sponsor a community
leadership Mission to Israel in
conjunction with the United
Jewish Appeal, Oct. 16-26. The
Tampa community will join
representatives of other com-
munities throughout the United
States as part of a National
Study Mission. There will be an
opportunity to extend the stay in
Israel or other foreign countries.
In addition to the Oct. 16
mission, Tampa will have the
opportunity to participate in a
UJA National Women's Division
Mission scheduled Sept. 23-Oct.
1, and the National Young
Leadership Hashiveinv Mission
Oct. 30-Nov. 9.
For additional information
about Missions to Israel, contact
the Tampa Jewish Federation,
2808 Horatio, Tampa. Florida,
33609, or call 872-4451.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, September
Our Freedoms Are at Stake
Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, Sept. 9,
Election Day.
Yes, it is the time of the year to be profound and
reflect on the High Holy Days. But this year we do
not have the luxury of looking only at the holidays.
We must first exercise our electorate responsibilities.
Our very freedoms are at stake in this election.
For many years we have deluded ourselves with the
notion that the "philosophy" of candidates for local
offices did not really matter, for there was no impact
by them on national policies. How wrong! We have
been made aware that the philosophy of each elected
official matters. In this election there will be a very
careful study made of who is elected at every level
indicating attitudes of communities.
No one can stay away from the polls on
Tuesday. No one can say, "My vote does not count."
Each vote matters and we must vote loudly and
proudly and in very great numbers. To do otherwise
could very well mean the end of separation of church
and state.
Vote on Tuesday, then turn to the joy of the
holiday season.
GravelThe Predictable
The statements by U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel
following his defeat at the hands of Clark Gruening
for Gravel's seat in the United States Senate show us
the temper of the times. Even in far-away Alaska,
they are frankly anti-Semitic.
Gravel blames his defeat on undue "Jewish
influence" against him because of his unsympathetic
statements about Israel and his positive feelings
toward Araby.
Whichever way you slice it. the whole thing
smells of oil. And why not in Alaska, which has more
than its own fair share of the stuff? As things become
increasingly difficult on the energy market, the smell
will become more odoriferous so far as Israel is con-
For any Jew. either in public or private life, the
result is an anti-Semitic atmosphere. Gruening is in
no sense of the word Jewish. He is the grandson of
Alaska's first Governor before statehood. Ernest
Gruening. who was also one of Alaska's two first
Ernest Gruening long ago claimed his religion as
Ethical Culture, although he never disavowed his
Jewish roots.
Still, Clark Gruening has had to bear the barb of
Gravel's insinuations. They are, as we say, nothing
that could not have been predicted.
The Point Fails Us
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations
is being urged to take the "sexist language" out of
the Bible and prayer if women are to win religious
equality. This is the view of the UAHC's own
Annette Daum, who serves as the Reform
organization's interreligious affairs coordinator.
Her solution? A new vocabulary that would
include for "Lord" this brace of substitutes: "God,
Blessed One, Divine, Redeemer, Ruler, Protector,
Heavenly One, Maker." Presumably, these are less
sexist. How, we wonder?
Ditto for "Master," which Daum would prefer to
see as "Ruler." Are these unisex rather than sexist?
If we have to ask so many questions, somewhere
along the way it is clear that the point has failed us
even if not Daum's purpose.
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Our Declining Political Clout
TIME WAS when we insisted
that there is no such thing as a
Jewish vote. The realities of
political experience have proven
since those halcyon days of our
melting pot innocence just how
absurd that position is.
The Florida primary next
Tuesday pits a dozen contenders
split evenly between Democrats
and Republicans for Sen. Richard
Stone's seat.
The Green Hulk press here
demonstrates how anxious the
minions of power are to be rid of
him It has not been kind to him,
neither in its cartoons nor in the
non-stories that contemporary
journalism has grown to creating
in its editorial and city rooms,
those stories that are more
opinion than fact more a state-
ment of what the press wants
than a reflection of what the
public intends to have.
MY OWN reaction to all of this
is an ancillary issue. It has
nothing to do with the campaign
against Sen. Stone, or his record
on Capitol Hill, but rather with
the extent to which the Jewish
community has fallen as a
powerful political, social and eco-
nomic force in South Florida.
Not only is Sen. Stone being
pilloried with an undisguised
vengeance; there is simply no
sign anywhere we can give that
the pillorying ought to be carried
out with some semblance of
restraint if only for the expedient
reason that there is a significant
Jewish community here that,
take offense not in s.1
Stone's behalf, but in its own.
There is no such sign becan
there is no longer such a Je
community. Having insisted L
so many generations that then J
no such thing as a Jewish va
that the melting pot experi
makes Americans of us all with]
single and unified Amen
view, the Jewish community I
in effect voted itself out
existence. This, at a time whol
in fact, America is being h|
tionated into special-inu_
segments with a rapidity thai
stunning in general, and
special Jewish interests hn
never been so important ul
Jewish survival in particular
Stone's own care not to be j
titled as a special-interest Je
incumbent stems as much I
this contemporary JewiaJ
Weltanschauung as nil
ponents declare it stems fromtl
wishes of his other sources i
political support that
prefer to see the Senator's Je
roots and Jewish constitu
downplayed because they
deleterious to their own.
I can not hold with this viewd
a Judenrein Sen. Stone.
votes are critical to the Senator J
reelection, but the problem is!
to campaign for them will
revealing a gnawing politic
awareness: once again, as in t
1940s and '50's in Florid
Jewish votes are parochial votes!
they do not necessarily influeittj
other sectors of the general coi
munity in behalf of any can
Jews may espouse in the sa
way as. say. the Latin vote do
or the black vote
The universality ot this Jewislj
fall from political significance i
also apparent in New York, fn
which I have just returned alu
roaming around there for seven
weeks just long enough tos
the dilemma of another li
senator who is Jewish.
Javit.s. and how his reelectio^
campaign stacks, up in com
JAVITS HAS 24 years in
Continued on Page 13
Journey From Personal to Political
Friday. September 5, 1960
Volume 2
24 ELUL 574C
Number 29
in the presidential sweep-
stakes of 1976. abortion was an
issue but did not blow up into the
gigantic factor we behold in the
1980 campaign. One reliable poll
four years ago indicated 81
percent of those questioned about
abortion held that the subject
was none of the government's
Ronald Reagan, trying to
replace President Gerald Ford,
embraced Pro-Life support with
rest, while Betty Ford gave her
husband something of a bone in
the throat by standing firm with
the freedom-of-choice folks. "I
am glad to see that abortion has
been taken out of the backwoods
and put in the hospitals where it
belongs," she remarked.
THIS TIME around, political
platform builders are taking then-
cue from a sharply-split Supreme
Court. Emboldened by that
body's ruling that no woman has
a constitutional right to have the
federal government pay for an
abortion, the GOP, mindful that
Reagan had the National Right-
To-Life Committee endorsement
in bis pocket, decided to support
a proposed constitutional
amendment to reverse the
Supreme Court's 1973 decision
legalizing abortion.
It is estimated that one in
every three of the one million or
so legal abortions performed
annually is currently paid for by
Medic aid That ratio will cer-
tainly shrink. It is true that nine
states and the District of
Columbia make non-federal
government funds available for
abortions for those who have
traditionally looked in that
direction for such payments.
Justice Stevens, dissenting
when the Surpeme Court upheld
the Hyde Amendment, said that
for the federal government to cut
off funds for abortions unless a
pregnant woman'a life is in
danger or she is the victim of rape
or incest, amount to a breach of
the government's duty to treat
citizens impartially. And in
Massachusetts, three women
have filed suit in the state
Supreme Court, contending that
the cessation of Medkaid funding
for abortions amounts to un-
constitutional discrimination.
IT IS reasonable to assume
that both Catholics and
Protestants in ever-increasing
numbers agree with both the
Supreme Court ruling and the
Republican platform plank on
abortion. America's trend to the
right buttresses that supposition.
What then of the Jewish
The Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America hal
consistently stood, unddl
guidance of halacha, in ofl
position to any public polki
permitting or encouraging
But the National Jewish!
Community Relations Advisory]
Council, in drafting its IwM'l
Joint Program Plan, after noting!
Orthodox Jewry's dissent af|
Hadassah's difficulty in reaching!
a consensus, has adopted U|
following significant guideline Wl
the 108 local Jem*!
organizations looking to Ul
NJCRAC for counsel: I
"We recommend careful]
monitoring of local, state. SJJ
federal legislative activities to
insure that they do not deny
women's freedom of choice in it7
way, including funding w|
abortion; joining with oui
groups in communicating Ml
opinion molders and BWaWj
on every level of government ovi
opposition to anti-cho.cM
AS THESE program drifufl
see the issue, "abortion -J
early weeks of pregnancy
matter for decision by todWJJI
women in accordance with
personal situations and u
religious, moral and ethical^
and should not be reguU"" Jj
They conclude also that anj
legialation limiting severely
use of Medkaid funds l
abortion is P0
discriminatory against P""

riday, Septembers, 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Ultraconservative Evangelical Groups Called Threat
Ultraconservative evangelical
Iroups. not the KKK or neo-
lazis pose the gravest threat to
he American Jewish community,
famed Jerome L. Levinrad,
ational executive director of the
vjSh War Veterans of the
In addressing the JWV's 85th
nnual convention in New
tleans, Levinrad called for the
Vmerican Jewish community to
e on the alert to the ultracon-
tervative trend of some of these
fcvangelical groups.
"Using the pulpit as a plat-
orm, they are implementing a
jiulti-million dollar media cam-
paign to shape up America into a
nngle political mold, namely,
heir own brand of ultra-
onservatism," he declared.
He noted that such actions
iriolate both the spirit and
tradition of the American way of
life and are a threat to all in-
lividuals and minority groups
ivith beliefs different from those
\>( ultraconservative evangelical
Levinrad was one of several
kpeakers who addressed the con-
tention attended by more than
1,000 Jewish War Veterans.
Mary Surasky, commander,
Post No. 373, and Cy Woolf.
national action committeeman of
Post No. 373, attended the con-
vention on behalf
Aonovitz post.
of Albert
Woolf was the first man to
address the JWV Auxiliary who
was not a national JWV officer.
His topic was "Our Children and
the Cults."
Other speakers included:
Former Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin, who spoke at the
national commander's banquet,
and Max Cleland, chief adminis-
trator of the Veterans Adminis-
The Jewish War Veterans of
is the oldest, active
organization in
the U.S.A.
The next meeting of the local
Post will be Sept. 28, 10 a.m., at
the Jewish Community Center.
Full convention reports will be
given at that time.
50 Tampa Leaders Endorse Sen. Stone
Sen. Richard (Dick) Stone (D.,
Fla.) this week received the
endorsement of over 50
prominent members of the
Tampa community. A letter
bearing their endorsement was
mailed this past week.
Stone, a member of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee
and chairman of the Senate Sub-
committee on the Middle East, is
running for renomination on the
Democratic ticket for his Senate
seat in the statewide primary,
Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The letter stated that Sen.
Stone has "consistently analyzed
United States foreign policy in
order to act in the best interest of
the United States and its allies in
the Middle East."
Following is a listing of the
signees endorsing Sen. Stone:
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Markowitz,
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foods. Exercise. Enjoy Sunswcet,
the 100% pure natural fruit juice. It
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Sen. Richard Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Greenberg,
Lawrence Falk, Roger and
Sharon Mock, David and Goldie
Shear, George and Bobbe
Karpay, Elliott and Lilly an
Osiason, Carl and Paula Zielonka
and Marshall and Loretta
Also signing were Mr. and
Mrs. B. Terry Aidman, Mr. and
Mrs. Nat Shorestein, Stanley and
Judith Rosenkranz, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Verkauf, James Shimberg.
Rabbi Samuel Mallinger, Mrs.
Jeanne Pennan, Rabbi Martin
Sandberg, Mr. and Mrs. David R.
Levinson and Dr. and Mrs.
Muriel Altus.
Additional signators included
Dr. and Mrs. Joel Levy, Les and
Hope Barnett. Barry and Marcia
Cohen, Maril and Kay Jacobs,
Gary Alter, Rabbi Frank N.
Sundheim, Dr. and Mrs. Steven
Schimmel. Joel Karpay, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Linsky, Dr. and
Mrs. David Polur and Elizabeth
Film on Falashas
Set at Kol Ami
"The Falashas," a film by
author Meyer Levin, will be
presented by Congregation Kol
Ami preceding Selichot Service
on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m.
in the Lake Magdalene Arms
Apartments, Phase 2 Recreation
The Falashas are Ethiopian
Jews who have been cut off from
mainstream Judaism for over
2,000 years. They practice Jewish
and Ethiopian tribal customs.
They celebrate the Shabbat and
major holidays, yet until recently
had never seen a Torah Scroll and
knew nothing about Chanukah.
The film depicts their history
and customs, and tells of the
dangers they face in modern
Ethiopia and their quest to
immigrate to Israel.
A discussion and social hour
will follow the viewing. Selichot
Services, a short compilation of
prayers meant to set the proper
tone for the upcoming High Holy
Days, will begin at midnight and
conclude by 12:30 a.m. All are
For a ride to the polls on election day, call
Senator s
Richard (Dick)
Tbyour health!"
One step ahead
on important issues
that concern Floridians.
Strong National Defense
Strong Support for our Allies
Fair Laws to Prevent Condominium Abuses
Increased Social Security Benefits
Eliminating the Earnings Ceiling on Social Security Benefits
Increased Disabled Veterans Benefits
Recomputation for Retired Military Personnel
Opened New Foreign Markets for Florida Citrus
Fought to Protect Florida Farmers
from Dumpings of Foreign Produce
Opposes Withholding Tax on
Interest and Dividends
Richard (Dick) Stone, a hard working
Senator, with over 3,000 recorded votes
representing a 97.18%voting record,
kept his promise to visit all 67 counties
every year to learn first hand the concerns I
of the people of Florida. *m
Re-elect U.S. Senator *jsid
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Pge 6
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, September5:ia
How Many Days for Rosh Hashanah?
Congregation Rodeph
Sholom President,
Tampa Rabbinical Association
"In the seventh month, on the
first day of the month, you shall
observe complete rest, a sacred
occasion commemorated with
bud blasts." (Lev. 23:24) With
these words, the To rah institutes
the Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah.
Even though the "seventh
month" is specified, the day (the
first of Tishri) was eventually the
Head of the Y'ear for the counting
of Years. It is obvious, though,
that only one day of Rosh
Hashanah is called for in the
Torah. Why do many Jews
observe two days?
At this point, we must explain
a little about the Jewish
Calendar. The calendar which we
now use is based on a com-
bination of solar and lunar
calculations. The months follow
the cycles of the moon. The
holidays are set according to the
seasons of the year. A lunar
month is about 29' i days long.
The lunar year is 354 days. A
solar year is 365'4 days. If the
lunar year were to progress
without any adjustments, then
dates which are fixed on the lunar
cycle would rotate through the
solar year. Rosh Hashanah might
come in the spring, and Pesach
would occur, occasionally, in the
winter. (The Moslem calendar,
indeed. does follow this
procedure I. The adjustments are
done by a process called "in-
tercalation." Some of the lunar
months are 30 days, others are
29. In a cycle of 19 years, we add
an extra month (Adar II) to
seven of the years. It is all
worked out mathematically and.
we can calculate any Jewish date
we want for centuries in the
It wasn't always so easy. In
the days of the early Mishnaic
period (3rd Centary BCE) each
new month was determined by
witnesses. When someone would
see the first crescent of the new
moon, he would rush to the
Sandhedrin (High Court) in
Jerusalem to testify. The court
would then proclaim the new
month. If after 29 days of the old
month no new moon was spotted,
on the 30th day that day and the
next day. would be declared
"Rosh Chodesh" (the new
month). Based on the correct day
of the new month, the holidays
for that month could then be set.
IN JERUSALEM and the sur-
rounding areas, word would
quickly spread about the
proclamation of the new month.
There was little trouble, for those
living close by. to set their
holiday calendars correctly. But
what about those who lived far
away, especially in the distant
diaspora of Babylonia? To meet
this challenge, the rabbis set up a
system of signal fires on the tops
of mountains. When the new
month was proclaimed, a fire
would be lit at the top of a
mountain in Jerusalem. From
mountain top to mountain top.
the signal fires would progress
until, in the words of the Talmud.
"Ail the diaspora was lit by
flames." In this way. the word
could spread, within a day, all the
way to Babylonia.
Unfortunately, trouble
developed. The Samaritans, a
sect that had broken from
mainstream Judaism centuries
before, decided to disrupt the
communications system. On
different nights they would light
signal fires at the tops of
mountains. Now there was no
way of knowing which was the
correct signal. The rabbis had to
revert to a simpler, but more
time-consuming method of
communications. Messengers,
authorized by the Sanhedrin,
would be dispatched from
Jerusalem with the proclamation
of the new month. Yet distances
were great and travel slow.
Sometimes the messengers did
m.w > tn tk far pff
Rabbi Sand berg
munities. outside of the land of
Israel, soon enough to allow
people to set their holiday
The only solution that was
found was to double the days of
the holidays. Since the new moon
could vary by one day only, the
first day of Passover (for
example) could be one of two
possible days. The Jews of the
Diaspora decided to celebrate
BOTH days if the messenger did
not reach them in time. (The
usual case). In this way Yom Tov
Sheni Shei Galuyot (The Second
Day of the Holiday for the
Diaspora) was created. The major
festivals of Passover. Shavuoth
and Sukkot each had extra days
Rosh Hashanah was even a
bigger problem. Since the New
Year is the first day of the month,
even within the immediate
vicinity of Jerusalem two days of
observance were needed. Often
the proclamation of the month
was delayed by a few hours,
making it too late to set all the
preparations for the day. So, for a
period of time, Rosh Hashanah
was celebrated, even in Israel for
two days.
BY THE 4th Century CE the
power of the Jerusalem religious
leadership had declined. It was a
period of persecution and poverty
for the Jews of Palestine. The
formality of the declaration of the
new month fell into disuse. The
mathematical and astronomical
calculations to determine the
months, though, had, by this
time been fully refined. The
leader of the Jewish community
in Jerusalem. Hillel II. sent out
to all the Jews of the Diaspora a
complete calendar of the Jewish
year. No longer would it be
necessary to wait for the arrival
of messengers, the holidays were
fixed for all years to come.
The question of what to do
with the extra days of holidays
observed by the Jews of the
diaspora immediately came up.
Why bother with the extra day.
which was instituted because of
doubt, when the doubt had been
removed? Hillel II answered:
"Take care to observe the custom
of your fathers which is in your
hands." The extra days were to
be retained because the people
had adopted the custom of ob-
serving them for several cen-
turies. And the custom did stay.
The second day of the holidays
continued in the diaspora, while
in Israel the original one day
But what about Rosh
Hashanah? There seems to be
historical evidence that, in the
Land of Israel, the people
reverted to a fixed single day for
Rosh Hashanah. With a fixed
calendar in their hands they
decided that all the holidays
should now be consistent. All
would be one day, including Rosh
Hashanah, What is the evidence?
The Midrash called "Pesikta de
Rav Kahana," written in the
sixth century in Israel, contains
sermons on all the holiday Torah
readings; but there is no section
for the second day of Rosh
m Palestine, composed many
liturgical poems for the holiday
services but none was written for
second day of Rosh Hashanah.
Thus, most scholars believe that
only one day of Rosh Hashanah
was observed in the land of
When did all this change? In
about the 11th century, a large
number of Jews from France and
Germany immigrated to Israel.
They, of course, were used to
celebrating the extra day for all
the holidays. Suddenly they came
upon a small group of Jews living
in Israel who observed only one
day. The newcomers were willing
to go along with giving up the
extra days on the other festivals,
but did not wish to part with
their second day of Rosh
Hashanah. Their view prevailed
and Rosh Hashanah became a
standard TWO days in both
Israel and the diaspora.
ONE OF the innovations of the
Reform movement was to
eliminate the second day of the
holidays. The Reformers adopted
the calendar as instituted in the
Bible, arguing that with a fixed
calendar, the Rabbinic tradition
of two days was not needed. Rosh
Hashanah. as well was reduced to
one day. A few Conservative
congregations have now also
joined in eliminating the second
day of the holidays, but have still
retained two days of Rosh
Hashanah, as is currently done in
Israel. The Orthodox and most
Conservative synagogues retain
two days for Rosh Hashanah and
the holidays in the diaspora, and
two days just for Rosh Hashanah
in Israel.
It is obvious that the religious
calendar of the Jewish people is
still in a state of transition. One
suggestion that is becoming
popular is that the diaspora
adopt the current calendar of
Israel. We would all then drop
the second days from Passover,
Shavouth and Sukkot. but at the
same time, we would all observe
two days of Rosh Hashanah. It
would be nice if all Jews could
agree on one basic calendar, but
perhaps we may have to wait for
the days of the Messiah.
Whether it is one day or two,
Rosh Hashanah has become a
major focus of the Jewish Year.
This holiday of Justice and
Mercy has reached into the
hearts of all Jews. May we all be
privileged to celebrate it in peace
and joy.
Ana Tarn panna toEntertain
The Jewish Community Center
announces that Ana Tampanna
will present a "Family Comedy
Presentation" for organization-
membership day, Sunday. Sept.
Nationally known for her
imaginative entertaining, Ana
Tampanna is a rising Tampa
celebrity. Since NBC's "Real
People" featured her early
catering adventures (the Human
Buffet and Breakfast in Bed)
Miss Tampanna has developed as
a versatile comedian and colorful
She will be featured on
WTOGs "PM Magazine'
program this September, as well
as in clubs in the area. In ad-
dition to her performances. Miss
Tampanna teaches seminars in
creative entertaining for the
Calling All Bowlers
The Oddballs Bowling League
will begin its fall season Sept. 9,
at 9 p.m. at Regal Lanes on
North Armenia.
This league is continuing as it
has for many years and welcomes
new bowlers into its ranks.
Whether a single or a team, call
Peggy Feiles, 257-4201, for more
bowling information.
The long awaited dream J
Congregation Kol Ami ufal\
coming to realization Cn?I
structkra has been started !
phase one of the oongreg,^
synagogue complex.
According to David Zohar Kol
Ami s building committee chat
person, the land was cleared and
leveled almost immediately aft*
financing was approved bv Sim
Bank of Tampa Bay Zohar*I
ticipates completion of the
project some time in the spring
Phase I will consist of a sane.
tuary. activity center, cla
rooms, library, kosher kitchen,
office and Rabbi's Study.
The congregation's president,!
Lt. Col. Allan Fox, indicated that
the building will be completed
just in time to accommodate Kol'
Ami's rapidly increasing
membership. "We are quickhl
outgrowing our temporary fad.'
ities," he said. "Our new fadlitiea I
will also enable us to expand the
services and programs available |
to our members."
To accommodate the growing
needs of the congregation in the
interim, a Rabbi's Study has
been opened at the Countrywood
Apta. (12101 N. Dale MabryNo.
1312). The new study will provide
the congregation's rabbi, j
Leonard Rosen thai, a place to
work and meet with members of
the congregation.
Having a Bar Mitzvah?
Contact Bennit Sttvens Orchestra
all Kyle, pnviu
Part time secretary, typing, phone,
filing. Accurate, neat, personable.
North Tampa area. Can for inter-
view. 885-3356
For over 125
tasty suggestions,
send for our new cook-
book," Beyond Chicken Soup".
In it, you'll find everything from
traditional favorites to delicious new food
ideas. There's even a special section on major
Jewish holidays, with appropriate menu sug-
gestions for their celebration.
To get your copy, send 75* plus the label from a
32 oz. jar of Hellmann'a*or Best Foods*Real
Mayonnaise (or $1.00 without the label). along
with your name and address to: "Beyond
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Continue Mm Joy off Mm Holidays
Join Mm Jewish Federation Mission To Israel
October 16-36, 1980 Call 872-4431 For Details
Punch 62 on the ballot for
County Commissioner, District 1 (D)
"A Commissioner YOU can talk to!"
Sound fiscal judgment.
s Equal representation and participation in government for all persons.
Open door pohcy to public and media.
.' Effective and efficient!
s Improving coordination between governmental agencies to better serve the taxpayers.
Implementing a better system for identifying Human Service needs.
Providing rational planning for growth and development.
Solving flooding and drainage problems.
Improving the economic base of Hillsborough County.
* Establishing a centralized location for issuance of all permits and licensee for individuals,
builders, and developers,
v I :iimiimling traffic congestion due to improper planning of arteries without service roads.
,- Eliminating inadequate system of waste disposal.
Stimulating employment through private enterprise.
We Support Fred Anderson!
Michael A. Linsky
Paul Gorman
Gene Lazarus
Dr. Robert A. Turkel, M.D.
Jacob Gottfried
"Fredis the man to be one of our leaders to represent
us in the new decade of growth. He will be a
"Commissioner for all people7."
Richard M. Turkel
'Tmproud to support Fred Anderson for County Commissioner, District 1."
Barry A. Cohen
"Fred s many years of experience in public service and his
knowledge of Hillsborough County governmental affairs,
needs and problems make him an excellent candidate for the
position of County Commissioner."
"Itis my pleasure to support Fred Anderson, a man of integrity,
for County Commissioner, District 1."
Robert A. Tropp
Paid for by the campaign
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, September 5.1
(Call me about your social news
at $72-4470. >
C\ Woo/,'and Barney Anton reading Torah.
The Jewish War Veterans Albert Aronovitz Auxiliary No
373 recently hosted two events a picnic at the Jewish Com-
munity Center and Sabbath Services and lunch at MacDill Air
Force Base Past Commanders Cy Wootf and Barney Anton
officiated at the services. At both affairs. Auxiliary members Jo
Woolf and Naomi Katx were hardworking hostesses for the
Post .Also helping were Commander Mary Saras v. Jerome
Passer and Fred Katx, chairman. The Post and Auxiliary will
participate in the community-wide Organixation and Member-
ship Day at the JCC on Sept. 7.
Upon her recent graduation from Florida State University
Debbie Toba. daughter of Gerri and Pad Tobin. received one
terrific graduation gift from her parents a three-week trip to
Europe! Debbie and her mother, along with a dear friend of
Gerri's and her daughter from Miami, toured England. Greece.
Italy. France, and Switzerland. They enjoyed every last minute
of their trip.
Debbie graduated from FSU with a B.S. degree in business
administration and a major in marketing. She is now busy job
hunting in Tampa, where she has decided to settle. Hope your
searching comes to a satisfying end and soon. Debbie!
At the opening meeting of Congregation Rodeph Shofom
Sisterhood, which was held last Wednesday, a very lovely
gourmet brunch was served In addition. Naacy Verkauf and
Roberta Zamore presented a super program entkled. The Price
is Right Everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed this first
meeting and luncheon of the year, after a long, hot summer.
Betty Shalett serves as president of the Sisterhood this year,
and Evelyn Mayer is publicity chairman.
A double feature program is scheduled for the first
Brotherhood meeting at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. On
Sunday. Sept 21. a brunch will be held, beginning at 10 a.m All
temple men are invited as guests of the Brotherhood. At the
same time, the Southwest Florida Blood Bank Mobile Unit will
be parked outside of the temple to collect blood from temple
members for deposit in the Congregation Schaarai Zedek ac-
count So for a delicious breakfast, good fellowship, and an
opportunity to literally give something of yourself towards
helping others, don't miss the first Brotherhood meeting on
Sept 21 at 10 a.m.
Mark Sept 27 on your calendar as the date of ORT's Big
Slave Auction before this fun-filled event is going, going, gone'
Lt Al Ford of WDAE's 1250 Sky Patrol will serve as auctioneer
for the evening The bidding starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Park
Place Condominium Clubhouse. As just a preview, some of the
marvelous goodies that will be auctioned off include: a BUCS
autographed football, tennis lessons, an Oriental dinner, a maid
and butler for an evening, an autographed Rowdies soccer ball,
cake decorating lessons, and exercise classes. Working with
chairman Barbara Goldstein on planning this event are Sydney
Schwartz, reservations: Gail Reiaa. Aida Weiasman. Bonnie
Sbafrin and Amy Scberzer. So contact Sydney Schwartz for
reservations and don't miss the fun. Not only will you get to buy
some terrific services and items, but you will be supporting
ORT's school building fund at the same time.
Minnie Posner. commander of the Jewish War Veterans
Post No. 373. informs us that two longtime members have
recently moved away from Tampa. She has kindly provided us
with their new addresses in case any of you would like to keep up
with these women. Hannah Seidea. who was the V.A. voluntary
service representative for the post, moved to Jacksonville to be
near her son and daughter-in-law. Her new address is 5846
Mount Carmel Terrace. Apt 613. Jacksonville. 32216.
Ida Caatigka. who served as the auxiliary's historian,
recently moved to Boca Raton to reside in a home that she
owned there. Her new address is 11146 Delta Cr Boca Raton.
33343. We know that these two hard-working women will be
Meet Sheldon and Karen Dan to. who just moved to Tampa
in June of this year. Right after moving here, the Danto-
welcomed the birth of their first child, a son named Jeffrey
Adam Mom. Dad. and Jeffrey are now residing in their new
home in CarroUwood Village Sheldon is the director of audit for
General Telephone Data Services. The Dantos moved from Ohio,
but Sheldon is originally from New York City, and Karen grew
up in St. Louis. In her spare time. Karen enjoys gourmet
cooking, sewing, and needlework, and Sheldon plays tennis and
racquetball. Welcome to Tampa.
Until next
Dr. Harr\ I. Barron 'center) has retired as executive director of the Xational F(>.. Jewish Culture. He is succeeded by Abraham Atik (left). Looking on irighti is Amos t
Comay. president of the Foundation.
U.S. 'Regrets' Request for Info
The State Department has expressed regret"
to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith for
seeking information about religious preference on
biographical information forms used in con-
nection with .American participation in the World
Conference of the UN Decade for Women.
In response to an ADL complaint that this was
an "invasion of privacy." Judith P. Rooks, acting
director of the Office of the U.S. Secretariat for
the World Conference, declared that she con-
curred in the view that individuals should not be
required to identify themselves as to religion,
unless they did so anonymously.
Clarence D. Long, chairman of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Oper-
ations, is the author of an amendment which
would cut off U.S. foreign aid to countries
sheltering Nazi war criminals such as Josef
Mengele and Gustav Wagner. Mengele, the
"Angel of Extermination" at Auschwitz, is in-
dicted in West Germany for throwing a live infant
into a fire and splitting the skull of a teen-age girl
with a cleaver. He is currently believed hiding in
Wagner was known as the Hangman of
Treblinka. and is hiding out in Brazil. Long
believes that his amendment would also help
flush out Klaus Barbi. thought currently to be in
Bolivia. War criminals are being protected
throughout Latin America." says Long.
Claire Pyser. of Monsey. NY., has been chosen
to head the forthcoming 13th National Board
Conference of Women's American ORT in
Houston. Tex. Assisting her will be Gerri Prince.
of Cedar Grove. N. J.. who will serve as conference
The conference, which will run from Oct. 20
through 23. will attract some 800 delegates of
Women's American ORT. representing 140.000
members of the organization in over 1.200
chapters from coast to coast, and will serve as the
springboard for ORT's second century of
vocational and technical operations around the
The Houston National Board Conference, she
said, "will deal with the ways and means for
meeting these challenges by expanding ORT's
worldwide network and promoting quality
education and upgraded vocational education in
the United States."
The American Jewish Congress has criticized a
proposal by the Department of Health and
Human Services to keep the race. sex. national
origin and religious preference of Medicare and
Medicaid patients in nursing homes on a "Master
Patient Register."
In testimony before a regional hearing held by
the Department. Florence Galkin. of the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress' Commission on Urban
Affairs declared. 'The Constitution's mandate of
separation of church and state stands for the
proposition that government inquiries about
religious preference, where permissible at all.
must be narrowly limited to the mining m, necea!
sary to satisfy government interest.
"While there is a legitimate need to inquire intc
a patient's religion, if any. so as to facilitate the
provision of religious services, we see no reason
why that information must be maintained per
manently in a central file "
Millions of tax dollars could be saved each year
if legislation to stop year-end "spending i
by federal agencies becomes law. The bill, intro-l
duced by U.S. Sen. Richard Stone ID Fla.l, trial
to discourage a practice by some agencies of I
unnecessarily spending money left over at the end I
of one year in order to avoid a budget cut the next |
The General Accounting Office released a study I
July 28 that found that during the past two yean,]
some agencies spent as much as 52 percent oil
their total fiscal year budget in just the last twol
months of the year. This study had been|
requested last October by Stone and others.
National Council of Young Israel PresidentI
Nathaniel Saperstein has called upon Ambis-I
sador Sol Linowitz. the U.S. special envoy to thai
Middle East, to spare no effort in the current|
round of talks in the Middle East.
It is imperative at this critical time that thel
U.S. take a positive role in the negotiation
process." he said. "The U.S., through Ambu-I
sador Linowitz. has the opportunity to serve ul
catalyst for peace. This chance must not be|
passed up." he added.
The proportion of Jews in religious cults fir
outnumbers their percentage in the genenl
population, according to a new book discussing
the rapid growth, wealth, and power cf cults ia
America today.
In Pnson or Paradise t The New Religious Cults
(Fortress Press. $8,961, authors James and
Marcia Rudin estimate that Jews comprise be-
tween 20 and 50 percent of cult members thiuga
they are less than three percent of the total
American population.
No single element brings a person into a cult,
says Rabbi James Rudin. who is assistant
national director of Interreligious Affairs of the
American Jewish Committee, and Marcia Rudin.
a former professor of religion at William Paterson
The Rudins assert. "The main reason peopte
join a cult is as old as humanity itself: the searM
for a caring community the most vulnerable
target for cult recruitment is the person, young or
old. who has made no meaningful connection with
an established religion, who is in searchi of
spiritual values and transcendent meaning, who
is willing, even yearning, for strict discipline iw
authority, and who may be burdened with gui"
about affluence or sex or drugs."
The U.S. must reassess its financial com-
mitment to the UN. according to Shirley BiUet.
national president, and Toby Willig. vice presi-
dent of public affairs for Emunah Women ot
America, in light of the recent diplomatic def
for the U.S. and the urgent need for new economic
polkies for industry and for the economy
It is incomprehensible that in 1980 the U-S-
continues to fund one-fourth of the UN """""J
budget and continues to contribute hundreds ana
millions of dollars in voluntary contributions, sn*
declares. The oil rich countries of the wor
continue to pay a pittance based on an outmoded
They, more than any other country in the worW
today, need to have their budgetary contribution*
made higher so that thev pay their fair share .
the costs of the UN. Soviet Russia is also
arrears on its mcased budget contributions wi
the UN.

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Friday. Septen,ber6,19l0
'Jews for Jesus'
Conduct Christian
Missionauy Campaign
A Christian missionary cam-
paign is being conducted in
Philadelphia and several other
East Coast cities this summer by
a San Francisco-based organiza-
tion called "Jews for Jesus," the
Jewish Community Relations
Council of Greater Philadelphia
announced in a letter to local
Jewish communal leaders.
JCRC, a constituent of the
Federation of Jewish Agencies,
said it was working closely with
the Federation and two other
Federation constituents, the
Jewish Campus Activities Board
and the Board of Rabbis of
Greater Philadelphia, to monitor
the activities of the "Jews for
Jesus" group and develop ap-
propriate responses to their
presence in our community.
In a four-page background
paper, JCRC revealed that,
despite its misleading name and
misrepresentative literature,
"Jews for Jesus" is a professional
missionary organization sup-
ported and run by evangelical
Christians, including some of
Jewish ancestry, whose purpose
is to attempt to convert Jewish
people to a belief in the tenets of
fundamentalist Christianity.
THE JCRC backgrounder
points out that "Jews for Jesus"
is a "hit-and-run" organization
which operates by inundating a
city with missionary workers who
stand on street corners handing
out thousands of throwaway
broadsides. The organization
then uses its resultant visibility
as a vehicle to raise as much
money as possible from sym-
pathetic Christians before
moving on to another area of the
Joseph Smukler, JCRC
president, stressed that,
although "Jews for Jesus" has
had limited success in attracting
Jewish converts, the organization
cannot be ignored because it
deliberately misrepresents and
distorts Jewish beliefs and prac-
tices in its frequent appearances
before non-Jewish groups for
publicity-seeking and fund-
raising purposes.
"By deliberately perverting
and distorting the most sacred
acts, symbols and beliefs of the
Jewish people, 'Jews for Jesus,'
gives direct aid and comfort to all
those in our society who seek to
perpetuate an ti-Jewish stereo-
types and thereby denigrate Jews
and Judaism," Smukler said.
Smukler asked members of the
Jewish community who become
aware of groups or organizations
sponsoring appearances by
"Jews for Jesus" or any of its
various front groups, such as the
"Liberated Wailing Wall,"
"Israelight," the "New
Jerusalem Players" or the
"Lion's Lambs," to contact the
JCRC office at 216-545-8430. He
indicated that JCRC also was
available as a resource to
members of the Jewish com-
munity who know of family
members or friends who may be
getting involved with Christian
missionary groups.
ACCORDING to Smukler, the
JCRC and the Board of Rabbis
also are taking steps to inform
local Christian religious leaders
of the true nature of the "Jews
for Jesus" group.
"This is important," Smukler
said, "because one of the major
objectives of groups like 'Jews
for Jesus' is to undermine the
efforts that many Jews and
Christians have undertaken over
the years to establish respectful
relations between our two
religious communities."
Smukler noted that, in a letter
to its 600-member congregations
in 1977, the Long Island Council
of Churches had accused "Jews
for Jesus" of "engaging in
subterfuge and dishonesty" and
with "mixing religious symbols
in ways which distort their essen-
tial meaning." What we are chal-
lenging, Smukler emphasized, is
the use of tactics bv "Jews for
Jesus" and some similar groups
which "violate the commitment
to ethics and honesty which Jews
and Christians share as part of
their Biblical heritage."
While JCRC and the Board of
Rabbis seek to educate Jewish
and Christian leaders, the Jewish
Campus Activities Board is
working directly with the young
adult population which often is
the major target of missionary
efforts. This summer JCAB is
actively involved in several pro-
grammatic efforts designed to
reduce the vulnerability of college
students to non-Jewish
proselytism. These ettorts in-
clude the preparation of edu-
cational materials, the offering of
outreach services to students in
need of Jewish religious coun-
seling, and the development of a
core group of students able to
assist the Jewish community in
dealing with missionary-related
Kosher Lunch Menu
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. Marilyn
Blakley, site manager, 872-4451. Menu subject to change.
. WEEK OF SEPT. 8 -12
Monday: Hot Turkey Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple and
Apricot Salad, Whole Wheat Bread, Peanut Butter Cookie
Coffee or Tea.
Tuesday: Picadillo, White Rice, Green Peas, Tossed Salad with
Carrots (Thousand Island Dressing), Parve Rye Bread,
Canned Peaches, Coffee or Tea.
Wednesday: Baked Fish with Tartar Sauce, Grits, Southern
Style Mixed Greens, Raspberry Gelatin with Pears, Parve'
Dinner Roll, Cookie, Coffee or Tea.
Thursday: Closed for Rosh Hashanah
Friday: Closed for Rosh Hashanah .
Suzanne Levy
Bat Mitzvah
Suzanne Alexandra Levy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Levy, will be called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah,
Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
A student in the eighth grade
at Hillel School, Suzanne is
active in the Hillel School choir.
Mr. and Mrs. Levy will host a
kiddush luncheon in their
daughter's honor. Dr. and Mrs.
Lassar Alexandre, Coral Gables,
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Levy,
Margate, will be here to share the
occasion with their grand-
daughter, Suzanne.
Erica Schwartz and Michael Eatroff were Model ORTchildren
at the re-enrollment fashion show.
80 Attend ORTFashion Ski
Over 80 young women at-
tended and re-enrolled at the
ORT Tampa Bay Evening
Chapter's Annual Re-enrollment
Fashion Show Aug. 19. The
yearly event was hosted by Dr.
and Mrs. Jay Older, 972 N.
Riverhills Drive, Temple Terrace.
The evening began with a
display of children's clothing
from Peppermint Soup, modeled
by Michael and Adam Eatroff;
Erica and Jennifer Schwartz:
Lisa, Carrie and Jenny Goldman
and Jessica Older.
Women's fashions followed,
presented by Young
Sophisticates, featuring the
preppy look.
Arrangements for the evening
were made by Susie Rozanczyk,
Judy Hazan, Susan Schwarti
and Maxine Stark. Food, fun,
fashions and door prizes were
featured. The event was just the
beginning of things to come, u
World ORT enters its second
The Organization for
Rehabilitation through Training
is a world-wide organization
devoted to building and re-
building Jewish lives and
communities through vocational
education and training.
Being an effective
State Senator takes ex-
perience, independence,
and commitment.
Pat Frank has earned
the right to return to the
Florida Senate many
times over.
She is respected by
her colleagues. As a
member of the Florida
House of Representatives,
Pat Frank was named
most effective first-term
member by her fellow
legislators. As chairman
of the Hillsborough Coun-
ty School Board in 1975-
76, she won praise from
parents and educators for
her interest and efforts on
behalf of quality educa-
Pat Frank's leadership
abilities were recognized
during her two years in
the Senate. In addition to
her appointment by the
Senate President to three
major conference com-
mittees, the majority of
legislation she sponsored
became law.
Senator Frank under-
stands the issues. Her
training has been in fi-
nance and taxation.
She doe* her home-
work. She knows the dif-
ference between compro-
mise and conviction.
You deserve an ex-
perienced, Involved nj
responsive Senator m
Pat Frank deserves re-
election to the norW
Senate on September 8.
Pat Frank
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y, September 6,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
Holiday Schedule I UJA Youns Leaders GatheFi?J0M^
(The following schedules were available at press time.)
outh Florida, Rosh Hashanah Services: Arrangements have
een made for students to attend services at Congregation Kol
r\mi, since the university will not yet be in session. Please call
Jillel at 988-7076 or 988-1234 to make arrangements.
Yom Kippur Services: Friday night, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.,
Jniversity Center Ballroom. Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.,
Jniversity Ballroom. No tickets are necessary.
Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:15 p.m. and 8:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11,10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., Children's Services.
Cemetery Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. Woodlawn: 2
,.m. Myrtle Hill.
Yom Kippur: Friday, Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.;
[Saturday, Sept. 20,10 a.m. Morning Services; 12:30 p.m. SCH-
IZFTY Creative Service; 1:30 p.m. Children's Services; 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Services; 4 p.m. Memorial and Concluding Services;
|5:30p.m. Break-the-Fast.
Sept. 6, Selichot 10 p.m., Lake Magdalene Arms Apts., Phase
|2 Recreation Room; Sept. 10, Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m.; Sept.
Ill, First Day Rosh Hashanah, 9 a.m.; Mincha/Tash-
[lich Maariv, 7 p.m., Schimmel Backyard, 11505 Carrollwood
|Dr.; Sept. 12, Second Day Rosh Hashanah, 9 a.m.; Shabbat
[Services, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Shabbat Shuvah, 10 a.m., Country-
woods Apartments No. 1312; Sept. 19, Erev Yom Kippur Kol
Nidre, 6:45 p.m.; Sept. 20, Yom Kippur, 9 a.m.; Yizkor 11 a.m.;
Minch / Neila, 5:45 p.m., Services at Community Lodge, Waters
|and Ola, unless otherwise indicated.
| Boulevard, 837-1911.
Selichot: Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 p.m., Havdalah; 9:45 to
111:15 p.m., Coffee Hour and Discussion; 11:30 p.m., Selichot
[ Services.
Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m., Evening
Service; Thursday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., Shacharit Service, 7:30
p.m., Evening Service; Friday, Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Shacharit
I Service.
Shabbat Shuvah: Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Evening Service;
[ Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., Shacharit Service.
Cemetery Services: Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m., Myrtle Hill
ICemetery; 11:45 a.m., Beth Israel Cemetery; 12:30 p.m.,
I Rodeph Sholom Cemetery.
Yom Kippur: Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Kol Nidre Service;
Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m., Shacharit Service; 11:15 a.m.,
Torah Service; 12:30 p.m., Musaf Service; 2:30 p.m., Mar-
tyrology; 3 p.m., Sermon; 3:30 p.m., Yizkor Memorial Service;
6,30 p.m., Mincha Service; 7:15 p.m., N'ilah Service; 8:15 p.m.,
Havdala Service.
TEMPLE DAVID High Holiday Schedule
(no tickets are required to attend services)
Selichot Sept. 6,10 p.m.
Rosh Ilashonah Sept. 10,7:45 p.m. Sept. 11,8:30 a.m.
Mincha / Maariv Sept. 11,7:30 p.m. Sept. 12,8:30a.m.
Sabbath of Repentance Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Sept. 14,9 a.m.
Yom Kippur Sept. 19,6:45 p.m. Sept. 20,8:30 a.m.
Mincha 4:30 p.m.
Neilah 6:00 p.m.
More than 200 community
leaders from around the nation
gathered for the 18th annual
retreat of the United Jewish
Appeal's Young Leadership
Cabinet, Aug. 20-24 at the
Harrison Conference Center in
Lake Bluff, 111.
The Young Leadership Cabinet
is an organization of young men,
between the ages of 25 and 40,
who are business and pro-
fessional leaders in their own
communities and who have
accepted major roles in
UJA / Federation Campaigns.
Attending from Tampa were
Dr. Norman Rosenthal, chairman
of the Tampa Jewish Federation
Leadership Development
Cabinet, and Dr. Carl Zielonka,
vice president of the Tampa
Jewish Federation and chairman
of the Community Relations
The Cabinet, founded in 1963,
has become a training ground
and an important source for
current and future United Jewish
Appeal leadership.
This year's retreat concen-
trated on the needs, goals and
plans for 1981 and other issues of
concern to the American Jewish
The program included a
presentation by Herschel W.
Blumberg, UJA national chair-
man, on the importance of the
Young Leadership Cabinet. Jim
Weinberg of New York conducted
a seminar on allocations, and
Marshall Weinberg, also of New
York, spoke on the functions and
operations of the American
Break the Fast hosted by George and Mary Resnick
IHAI Dial-a-Bus Schedule
All reservations for holiday use must be made by Sept. 9 for
Rosh Hashanah and by Sept. 18 for Yom Kippur. Call 872-4451
I between 9 a.m. and noon.
Transportation is available for those not living in the Towers;
| please call the office.
RODEPH SHOLOM: Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday
vening, Sept. 10:
From Towers to Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.; From Synagogue to
Towers, 10 p.m.
First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, Sept. 11:
From Towers to Synagogue, 10 a.m.; From Synagogue to
| Towers, 1:30 p.m.
(If there are requests from at least four people, we will use bus
[or second day of Rosh Hashanah. Pick-up times will be same as
for first day.)
EREV YOM KIPPUR, Friday. Sept. 19:
From Towers to Synagogue, 6:30 p.m.; From Synagogue to
I lowers, 9:30p.m.
YOM KIPPUR, Saturday, Sept. 20:
From Towers to Synagogue, 10 a.m.
NOTE: If you wish to return at 1:30 p.m. or break-the-fast
| '"nod. please, please let us know!
Wednesday evening, Sept. 10:
first Service: From Towers to Temple, 5:45 p.m.; From
Second Service: From Towers to Temple, 7:45 p.m.; From
'emple to Towers, 10 p.m.
MSH HASHONAH, Thursday, Sept. II:
From Towers to Temple, 9:30 a.m.; From Temple to Towers,
Pkup times for the Temple. Friday, Sept. 19, and Saturday,
Jewish Joint Distribution
Other presentations included a
program by Dov Sinai of UJA on
Project Renewal and talks by
Leonard J. Davis of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee, Abraham H. Fox-
man of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, and Con-
gressman Christopher Dodd of
Also on the agenda was a
discussion of the "Hashiveynu"
Mission to Israel, Poland,
Hungary, and Egypt scheduled
by Young Leadership for the fall.
The Cabinet members attended
a performance by the Israeli Boy
Scouts and participated in the
ceremony that mark? the formal
"Changing of the Gavel" from
1980 Young Leadership National
Chairman Stanley Frankel of
Detroit, to 1981 National Chair-
man Larry Jackier. also of
Braille Classes to Begin at Temple
Service-to-the Blind Commit-
tee of Congregation Schaarai
Zedek's Sisterhood will again
offer to the community an in-
struction class in braille trans-
cription. Classes will begin in
October and will meet once a
week for about nine months.
There is no charge, and they are
open to any man or woman in the
area interested in learning and
becoming a certified (by Library
of Congress) braillist. Machines
and materials will be furnished
by the Sisterhood free of cost.
Besides acquiring a skill, a
certified braillist is an invaluable
asset to the visually impaired.
Braillists transcribe library
books for the general public,
textbooks for Florida's school
children, music, technical reading
and numerous other items which
enable blind people to live as fully
and independently as possible.
If this opportunity appeals to
you, leave your name at the
temple office so that you may be
notified of the first meeting. At
that time, the instructors will
describe the course fully and
answer any questions regarding
the undertaking.
There is no obligation for
attending this meeting and no
cost for it or for the class. Sister-
hood supplies machines and
paper for certified braillists as
well as students as an ongoing
service project. So call the temple
office or stop by 3303 Swann
4805 W. GRAY ST.
TAMPA, FLA. 33609
Animal Inc.
Helen Gordon Davis
Reflects her concern for all citizens
in the legislation she has sponsored:
Hillsborough Consumer Affairs Agency
Tuition-free classes for the elderly.
Citizen Dispute Settlement Centers
Displaced Homemakers Act
k Juvenile Restitution Act
Establishment of Children & Family Office
Property tax deferrals for the elderly
And many, many more
Helen Gordon
A full lime effective lawmaker, standing up for you!
Pd. Pol. Adv. Pd. for by Helen Gordon David Campaign Fund, Jerome Schirte, Treas.

Page 12
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Septemb*
Depressing Story
Has Happy Ending for Lebanese Worker
HAIFA This began as a
depressing story in Lebanon, but
it has a happy ending in Israel.
The Haruz family were simple
farmers living on the outskirts of
the village of Marjayoun in
southern Lebanon. They and
their ancestors before them, for
as many generations as anyone
could remember, had tilled the
soil here and like good Christians
had gone to church. The four
children, two boys and two girls
born into the family, were
welcomed as helping hands on
the farm. The eldest daughter.
Takla, was a devoted assistant
and could always be relied on to
do her assigned tasks, harvesting
the crops, gathering firewood,
pulling weeds, feeding the
livestock and doing the hundreds
of other chores common on a
Many were the village boys
who cast an eve on Takla. but the
shy girl found that none
measured up to her expectations.
The years rolled by, and Takla
never married. Handy with
needle and thread, she went to
the big city, Beirut, lived with
her brother there, and made a
living as a seamstress. When
"the troubles" began she moved
back to Marjayoun to be with the
rest of her family.
LIFE WAS tense even in the
small village, especially for the
Christians. Moslem terrorists
were a constant threat, and
economic conditions worsened.
Some of the villagers found their
way to the nearby border, and
through the Good Fence obtained
employment in Israel. Takla
suggested that she go. too. and
thus help augment the family
income, but her second brother
objected on the grounds that
good girls don't leave home to
work, ignoring the fact that
chronologically Takla was no
longer a girl.
Then the terror struck into the
very heart of the Haruz family.
The father was killed by a bomb,
and only a few months thereafter
his wife, innocently hanging out
the clothes in the back yard, fell
victim to another bomb. The
terrorism Moslem attempt at
genocide of the Christians in
Lebanon takes on new meaning
when one talks to Takla. but
there is no hatred in her heart.
Like her neighbors, she and her
Plan Confirmed
To Build Military Base in Egypt
(JTA) Pentagon officials
have confirmed that the
Carter Administration
plans to construct a first-
class military airfield at
Ras Banas on the Red Sea
for use by the U.S. Rapid
Deployment Force (RDF)
to accommodate a division
of troops and a flotilla of
long-range American
Ras Banas is in south-
eastern Egypt, not far from
its border with Sudan and
almost directly opposite the
Saudi Arabian and Persian
Gulf oil fields. The RDF is
being formed to deal with
volatile situations like
those in the Middle East.
PENTAGON sources have
made it known that Oman,
Somalia. Kenya. Diego Garcia
and Israel also figure
prominently in U.S. contingency
plans to meet the Soviet threat to
the West's oil lines. Somalia and
Oman have already agreed to
allow U.S. forces to use sites in
their areas. British controlled
Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean
also is engaged for that purpose.
Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat had said the U.S. could use
Egyptian facilities but not have a
base on Egyptian soil. The
arrangement for Ras Banas
would lie to provide a staging
area for American forces. U.S.
planes and troops would not be
permanently stationed at Ras
Banas but would fly there in
periods of tension. A U.S.
division comprises 18.000 men.
The airfield construction
budget will be presented to Con-
gress in January. While the
facilities to modernize the now
outmoded field at Ras Banas will
reportedly cost about $400
million, the Pentagon says this
figure is incorrect, indicating it
will be less.
WHY THE U.S. is prepared to
spend this huge sum on Ras
Banas when Israeli air bases in
Sinai, Etzion being among the
world's best, are being passed up
is a question that remains for-
mally unanswered. Congress,
however, is certain to require
answers when the Pentagon
presents the proposal to it for |
approval next winter.
Another as yet unanswered
query is whether the U.S. will be
able to use the base to fly support'
to Israel in the event Israel comes
under attack.
agreed to Ras Banas but refused
Sinai sites to the U.S. because he
wants Ras Banas built up as an
Egyptian base. Egypt will have
total access for its air force at Ras
Banas and share its control with
the U.S.
In the Sinai. Egypt might be in
a position of sharing some
authority with Israel under the
Israeli-Egyptian treaty More
important. Egypt agreed to Has
lianas because ol its distance
from Israel. "In time of possible
trouble with Israel. Egypt would
have a modern base distant from
el's fighter aircraft," it was
the figure of 8400 million.
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. September 5,1980
Yiddish is Dead
The Jewish Flondian of Tampa
Fage 13
Will Someone Give it a Decent Burial ?
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|/x>ndon Chronicle Syndicate
| The ancient Hebrew concept of
khya I'dorot (a lament for
fcnerations), in our time applied
the Holocaust, can in the
nest sense also be applied to the
i of Yiddish.
IThe Yiddish language, en-
brined in Jewish folk ways but
the same time reaching out to
liine as the bearer of one of the
eat literatures of the twentieth
kntury, was turned into ashes
kgether with the six million
ctims who spoke Yiddish.
I Perhaps we should have
emanded special compensation
the loss of a language one
[ the great human assets. But it
kd not seem to have occurred to
(e negotiators on our side and
lis may have been an error of
storical dimensions.
TODAY, Yiddish as a living
nguage is no more. What
emains is a bitter-sweet
stalgia. We also have a group
! Yiddish writers of greater and
ser talent, all of them in their
xties and seventies.
The best known of them, Isaac
lashevis Singer, is read in
anslation, not in "Yiddish. The
thers, even the Chaim Grades
nd the Abraham Sutzkevers,
Bmain largely unread. Every
ne an East European survivor
lies, one of their readers dies,
laving no replacement behind.
Yet, some woolly philosophers
je unable to distinguish between
ostalgia and cultural activity.
fhey do not seem to realize that,
then the time is ripe for diaspora
lews to have a common language
ith Israeli Jews and on the way
t become truly bilingual
lebrew-English, Hebrew-
French, Hebrew-Russian),
riddish will not be able to fill the
llaceol this common language.
The Sar Ha'umah, the
guardian Angel of the Jewish
eople, has so willed. Moses
received the Ten Commandments
in Mount Sinai in Hebrew.
distinguish between nostalgia
nd practical politics is causing
kndless confusion and brings
kbout an unforgiveable waste of
resources, both intellectual and
We are still being told that a
revival of Yiddish was possible.
This is, of course, a cruel
deception. Our children and their
children know no Yiddish. You
cannot keep a language alive with
schools and without homes.
New York joke collections,
mostly badly told, will not keep
Yiddish alive. The Yiddish
theatre is dead, to all intents and
purposes. What remains of it is
painfully embarrassing.
We also know what is going on
in Russia. Of over thirty ulpanim.
all are in Hebrew. There is not a
single one in Yiddish. If Aaron
Vergelis had to pay his way, the
Sovietish Heimland would long
ago have gone the way of other
Yiddish journals the world over.
In New York, the Forward was
struggling and living on charity,
for decades. When I ventured to
say on one of the New York radio
networks that the Forward had
no future, I was horribly abused
by its editor. I did not react, on
the principle of ein m'vi'im ra'aya
min hashotim (don't enter into an
argument with a fool). Shortly
afterwards, the Forward became
a weekly.
IN ISRAEL, a former Minister
of Education, in a feat of in-
credible generosity, announced
that Yiddish may be included in
the list of "A" level subjects.
Hurrah. Nobody among the
young bothered to make use of
the opportunity. What is more
surprising is the fact that nobody
bothered to tell the Minister that
the money, wasted on futile
conference, for the publications of
the works of such writers in their
Yiddish original accompanied by
a Hebrew or English
version, page opposite page.
This is a very expensive
business, but still much cheaper
than conferences, and infinitely
more useful and more edifying.
This idea has been mooted many
times, but it seems too sensible to
be entertained by our various
"saviors" of Yiddish.
This brings me to Britain. It is
an interesting chapter in itself. In
all its history, the Board of
Deputies has never evinced the
slightest interest in Yiddish. Nor
has the Zionist movement.
FOR YEARS, a locally
produced brand of matzot has
carried a Yiddish legend on its
packages. It is written in pidgin
Yiddish, nine errors in one
sentence and the sentence itself is
idiotic. Yet nobody, not even our
few Yiddish writers, has ever
protested. (The director of a food
firm told me that a printing error
in the English description of one
of their packages brought several
hundred letters of protest). The
medicine bottles of the London
Jewish Hospital used to carry a
Yiddish note. The instruction
was to swallow the bottle.
Nobody ever protested.
Yiddishkeit, if you must have a
single term, is the sum total of
our Jewishness and can be used
occasionally. Yet, only recently
Weizmann was referred to as a
Yiddishist. He must have turned
in his grave.
IF THEY like a reunion and
I am the first to say yes to
reunions they should have one
by all means. But it is silly to call
it a practical conference and to go
on wasting precious resources on
mindless schemes.
Of course, we all share the
anguish of those fine writers who
write only Yiddish people like
Hirsh Osherovitch, Meir Yellin,
Elie Schechtman, Moshe
Waldman, Chaim Sloves. A
sensible nation would have used
his "permission" was an insult
it should have been self-evident
all the time.
Great jubilitation: the Hebrew
University, Columbia University,
a number of other great
universities have established
chairs in Yiddish. Hurrah again.
But this is the death knell of
Yiddish as a living language.
Latin has been taught at Oxford
for the past 800 years or so
and nobody speaks Latin, not
even the Public Orator.
A few years ago, somebody
called a conference in Israel to
inaugurate a revival of Yiddish.
Recently, we had a repeat per-
formance of the same event. Of
course, nothing happened, and
nothing will happen. You cannot
renew a language with the help of
resolutions, adopted by elderly
ladies and gentlemen.
Another misleading
phenomenon. I am often told:
look at the Oxford Hebrew
Center. They encourage Yiddish,
even hold Yiddish symposia. (I
am not sure that this is the
proper business of the Hebrew
center, but let that pass). But
their Yiddish symposia are no
more a sign of a revival than is
the teaching of Yiddish at
Suddenly, out of the blue, lo
and behold, the Board has
discovered an interest in Yiddish.
It was pretty obvious that none
of the leaders of the Board
managed to find five minutes to
reflect on what they were going
to do with this newly-discovered
interest in Yiddish.
It seems that some deputies
suddenly remembered their
grandmothers and were smitten
by nostalgia. In any event, only
four deputies turned up to a
meeting called for the purpose of
creating contact between Yiddish
writers and communal leaders.
OF THE writers, all were in
their seventies, one or two in
their eighties. They held forth at
length, each in his own sweet
way, without any connection to
1980. There will be no more such
It would be much more
dignified to give Yiddish, as the
I former living language of a large
group of people, a decent burial.
Let the institutions of higher
learning do their job. Yiddish will
for centuries to come remain a
subject of fascinating study. It
will never again, alas, become a
living language.
When they tell me Yiddish will
rise again, I feel like echoing the
outcry of that famous sage, I am
trying to talk sense to you and
you are telling me, "Heaven will
| have mercy upon us."
", I'd My the Ideals have become
lightly distorted Rand Daily Mail
Rearing its ugly head
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Meaning of Our Declining Political Power
Continued from Page 4
nate behind him, four times
Stone's incumbency. He has a
pterling record of performance,
"though it does not overshadow
Stone's own, who h&s achieved
narkable legislative heights of
ower in his freshman term in
office. Still, Javits shares with
ROM a disturbance in the
8tions of his Jewish support as
consequence of a Jewish com-
unity whose strength in New
ork has begun to diminish.
Clear evidence of this lies in the
Met that the Green Hulk press
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ome extent in the same way that
j* Green Hulk press treats Sen.
!>tone here. Opposition to Sen.
jVits has not yet turned into
Uorying, but the erosion in
"wish political puissance is
monstrated by a new kind of
'isdain toward Jews as a special-
oterest group except, perhaps,
P the Israeli issue, which only
iJ'kes them these days more of a
Hence, columnists and car-
on'sts take out after Javits' age
he is 76 with the kind of
acy that could hardly be
Wined otherwise. Then, there
is the question of his health
having to do with nerves and leg
muscles that keep the Senator
largely seatbound.
And there is the fact that all
these considerations, magnified
and expanded upon in the press,
have encouraged opposition in
the Sept. 9 primaries and, to
boot, a November runoff against
Alfonse D'Amato, of Long
Island, no matter what the out-
come of the primaries short, of
course, of an unforeseeable Javits
defeat at the outset.
ON THE Democratic side of
the ledger, the results of a
diminished Jewish community
has shown even greater disaster.
Elizabeth Holtzman, the cracker-
jack of a congresswoman from
Brooklyn, with a record on
Capitol Hill that belies her age -
she is 38 is running in the pri-
maries against a field that in-
cludes, of all people, Bess Myer-
son, the former beauty queen,
and ex-New York Mayor John
In effect, Holtzman finds
herself in the same spot that
RpUn Abzua occupied when she in prosecuting former Nazi war
Sveupher^gressionalseatto criminals who lied about their
vie for a seat in the Senate past in
against Daniel Patrick Moyni- citizens.
nan. If Holtzman loses in the pri-
maries, she goes, not back to
Washington, but home to
Forget Holtzman's other
opponents. The polls indicate she
my very well lose because of Bess
Myerson, who appears daily on
New York television in com-
mercial after commercial as part
of a public relations campaign
costing her something like a
reported II million to tell voters
how effective she was as one-time
Mayor Lindsay's consumer
advocate and later as director of a
credit counseling agency.
IT IS a pity that Holtxman's
record in the House has to go on
the chopping block of this meager
amateur's experience of Myer-
son's toothsome smile and ex-
pertise as a TV game show
participant. Holtzman's record
includes, among other things, her
tenacious drive against the Im-
migration and Naturalization
Service and the Justice Depart-
ment for their slow motion pace
order to become U.S.
How does Myerson compare?
Not well, but if the polls are
correct in indicating that she has
already forged ahead of Holtz-
man, this means that voters,
oodles of Jewish voters among
them, will apparently trade
Holtzman's legislative savvy for
powder puff glamor in a race that
emphasizes that once upon a
time, we pretended there was no
Jewish vote and were angered by
those who referred to the Jewish
vote as a bloc vote or a special-
interest vote. We took out after
them as bigots or hate-mongers
who refused to accept the Jewish
presence in the bland melting pot
of the American amalgam.
Today, we have resigned from
the significance of a Jewish vote
to the anonymity of cultural
pluralism, which in fact no longer
defines the nation's political
enterprise. Reckoned in these
terms, we have remained one step
politically behind throughout our
history in America. Be it in New
York or in Florida, there is
evidence everywhere of the pro-
liferation of special-interest
groups in the last decade at the
same time that the Jewish com-
munity seems inclined to take a
back seat.
ONE REASON for this, I
suspect, is the reinforcement of
our view of special-interest
groups as anti-American, which
the Green Hulk press touts at the
same time that the Green Hulk
press formulates the platforms of
its own special interests with
loving care.
The view that special-interest
groups are necessarily', anti-
American is a hoax to which we
daily succumb witness the
Latin hysteria in the media of
South Florida which would make
Dade County a new workl named
Havana North. And the feeling
among us that we ought to
become a part of an American
whole, pasteurized and politically
anonymous, is a senseless
illusion. The melting pot is dead;
the American amalgamating
experience now emphasizes a
multi-cultural ethos a
phenomenon far different from
cultural pluralism. We seem ill-
prepared to understand the dif-
ference and what to do about it.
The Jewish community must
regain a political sense of itself
and of its mission. The Sept. 9
primaries here in which Sen.
Stone faces a dozen opponents
will show just how important the
need to do that is.

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Friday, September 6,1960
Russian Olim
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Stage Massive Strike in Wake of Emigre Suicide
;ontinued from Page 1 and other centers began, canceled from I.n aq.;. .;j IS iu*---w-j-i.
Continued I
desperation many new im-
migrant9 in the absorption
centers feel after long and fruit-
less efforts to find work and
decent housing.
People lack work and even
more so decent housing," Lit-
vinoff said. "They were promised
partial solutions, but even those
won't begin till 1981. Until then,
the only hope of bringing public
attention to their plight is to
AS THE strike continued in
Haifa, Raphael Kotlowitz, head
ol the absorption department of
the Jewish Agency, went there to
talk to the protesters about the
condition that led to the strike.
The residents refused to let him
enter the center and angrily de-
nounced the Absorption Ministry
for issuing what they considered
to be a threat against them.
\pparently. Absorption
Minister David Levy had stated
that if the strike and lockout of
center officials .continued all
absorption centers where similar
actions were taking place would
be officially closed and new im- *
migrants would be forced to
undergo direct absorption
without any transitional period in
these centers.
Yosef Tekoah, chairman of the
Russian Immigrants Association
in Israel, who joined the strikers
and took over the absorption
ministry branch in Haifa, said
that Levy was grossly mistaken
if he thought he could frighten
the immigrants by threatening to
close down the absorption
"These people didn't fear
Stalin, they didn't fear Khrusch-
chev, and they didn't fear Brezh-
nev,'' Tekoah said. "They cer-
tainly aren't afraid of Levy." He
said there is an imperative need
to introduce radical changes in
the way immigrants are under-
going absorption.
AS THE strike continued
during the week, an effort was
made by Leon Dulzin, chairman
of the Jewish Agency Executive,
to meet with the protesters. His
effort failed, however, when the
strikers refused to meet with him
unless Tekoah was part of the
delegation. Dulzin, who was
about to leave on a trip to South
Africa before the strike in Haifa
centers began, canceled
his trip and came to Haifa.
Instead of finding a delegation
representing the strikers at the
Jewish Agency office, where he
was scheduled to meet with
Russian immigrants, he was met
by two men who invited Dulzin
and Kotlowitz, who accompanied
him, to meet the delegation along
with Tekoah at the absorption
center. Dulzin refused, saying
that he wanted to meet only with
the new immigrants, not with a
representative of an immigrants'
The two men left, and Dulzin
waited for 90 minutes while rep-
resentatives of the strikers dis-
cussed the situation. Dulzin was
finally told that there would be
no meeting unless Tekoah was
present. Dulzin thereupon left
Haifa but said he would return
each day until a meeting with the
immigrants themselves could be
Meanwhile, the Jewish Agency
has decided to stop financing the
activities of the Russian Immi-
grants Association, noting that
there were claims by some
Russian immigrants who voted
against Tekoah's election last
month that there are some finan-
cial irregularities in the
Association. It was made clear,
however, that these irregularities
took place before Tekoah was
elected and that he was in no way
BEHIND the scenes, how-
ever, there is some indication
that a showdown is brewing be-
tween the Russian Immigrants
Association, which is seen as
Labor Party oriented in view of
Tekoah's Labor Party affiliation,
and the Absorption Ministry,
which is viewed as an instrument
pf Likud, in view of Levy's affil-
iation with Likud.
Four members of the As-
sociation have asked the Tel Aviv
District Court to nullify Tekoah's
election, claiming that im-
migrants who do not support
Labor were not invited to the
convention in Beersheba where
Tekoah was elected.
Meanwhile, strikes have
spread to Russian and Rumanian
absorption centers in Tel Aviv,
and Athlit and Kiryat Yam, both
near Haifa. However, immigrants
Friday, Sept. 5
(Candelighting time 7:27)
Congregation Rodeph Sholom USY Institute 8 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization North Florida Board Meeting.
Saturday, Sept. 6
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization North Florida Board Meeting.
Sunday,Sept. 7
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization North Florida Board Meeting
Brandon Jewish Chavurah Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom USY aria1 Kadima Breakfast 10
a.m. Jewish Community Center Organizational and Mem-
bership Day 11 a.m. 2 p. m. "The Community is Invited."
Monday, Sept. 8
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Executive Board Meeting noon
B'nai Brith/Hillel Foundation at University of South Florida -
Area Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Board
Meeting 8 p.m. Congregation Kol Ami Sisterhood Mem-
bership Coffee -8 p.m.
Tuesday,Sept. 9
ELECTION DAY Tampa Jewish Social Service Industrial
Employment Committee noon Lunch and Learn Session at
Congregation Rodeph Sholom noon.
Wednesday, Sept. 10
National Council of Jewish Women Vice President Meeting 10-
12 noon JCC Closed -5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11
Rosh Hashonoh JCC Closed.
today, Sept. 12
Rosh Hashonoh JCC Closed.
from Latin America said their t lockouts of officials.
absorption centers would not AT THE same time a division
participate in the strikes and is appearine in the ranks of some
of the Russian immigrants. Some
of them, including former
Prisoners of Conscience, are
urging the strikers to stand fast
on their demands while others are
urging that the strikes be ended
and that the strikers solve their
problems without resorting to the
strike tactic.
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