The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
Place of Publication:
[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
December 19, 1980
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v. : ill. ;


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


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

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Of Tampa
Kj^e 2 Number 44
Tampa, Florida Friday, December 19, 1980
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Price 35 CenU
[Ambassador Blum to
I Speak in Tampa
J Israel s Ambassador to the
j United Nations. Yehuda Blum,
till address the Tampa Jewish
community on Sunday, Dec. 21.
j:30 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
[liunity Center.
"It is not often that we have
|be opportunity to welcome to
Kmpa Israel's Ambassador to
I thelmiid Nations," stated Mike
Uvine. Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion UJA general campaign
chairman. "We want everyone
who is concerned with the future
of our ((immunity and the future
of the state of Israel to hear
I Amhassador Blum. This
promises to be an outstanding
Jjweninn and 1 encourage every-
I one to attend."
Blum has been Israel's perma-
nent representative to the United
Nations since September 1978.
He has had a distinguished career
I of service to the government of
program is being spon-
by the Tampa Jewish
Yehuda Blum
Federation. Refreshments will be
served and there will be no
Musical Spectacular
'Proclaim Liberty9
Herschel Bernardi and Lou
Jacobi will star in person in
"Proclaim Liberty," a live musi-
cal spectacular celebrating the
Jewish contribution to freedom,
on Sunday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., at
the Tampa Theatre.
Presented as a non-profit ser-
vice under the sponsorship of the
Tampa Jewish Federation and co-
sponsorship of the many com-
munity organizations, the show
is the story of the Jewish people
and the American dream.
Noting the performance is
geared to the entire family,
Tampa Jewish Federation presi-
dent, Hope Barnett said,
"Proclaim Liberty is a stirring
salute to the parallels between
the United States and Israel: the
pioneering spirit, similarities of
heritage, ideals of liberty and
human dignity."
The cast of artists and person-
alities includes: Bernardi, Jacobi.
Misha Raitzin of the Metropoli-
tan Opera: Kenney Karen, ti>e
singing voice of "Lies My Father
Told Me"; Belle Kaufmann,
Sholom Aleichem's granddaugh-
ter; Elaine Petricoff, actor,
singer, dancer; and others.
Issachar Miron, who conceived
the production, program and
musical direction of "Proclaim
Liberty," holds the Deems
Taylor Award for Creative
Writing, and is best known for
his popular songs, which include
the international hit, "Tzena,
Tickets are available by mail
through the Tampa Jewish
Federation. Ticket orders will be
filled on a first-come, first-served
basis and range in price from $5
to $18. The $18 patron ticket in-
cludes a cast party following the
Probe Percy 'Leak,'
Justice Dep't. Told
WASHINGTON (JTA) The State Department
has asked the Justice Department to investigate leaks of
confidential diplomatic cables involving statements about
a Palestinian state headed by Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yasir Arafat reportedly made by Sen.
Charles Percy (R., 111.) in talks with Soviet leaders last
month, Jack Cannon, the State Department's deputy
spokesman, told reporters last Friday.
After reports on Percy's
conversations were dis-
closed in the media, he was
sharply criticized by Jewish
leaders and by a number of
Senators, who said his
Moscow comments
deviated from U.S. policy
and Republican platform
positions on the Middle
regular briefing Friday that the
State Department "originated
the request" for an investigation
of the leaks "which was made to
the Justice Department which
then referred it to the FBI."
Cannon said the matter had
been discussed with Percy and all
members of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee several
days earlier. He added that all
members who discussed this
matter agreed that an investiga-
tion would be appropriate." He
said "whenever leaks of sensitive
classified matter occur, it is of
Cannon also said that the
purpose of the investigation was
"to determine whether or not a
crime was committed" and that
"the whole episode will be in-
vestigated." He declined to pro-
vide any additional details.
dent-Elect Reagan's transition
team members at the State
Department were being denied
access to sensitive material in
view of the planned investiga-
. .Sen. Charles Percy
tion. Cannon said, "I am not
aware that any change has been
made in the procedures."
In reply to a question. Cannon
said this was the first time that
an official investigation of leaks
of confidential information has
been undertaken during the
Carter Administration.
At United Nations
Blum Charges Jordanian Minister
Percy Says He Failed to
Coordinate With GOP Policy
NEW YORK (JTA) Moshe Arens, chairman of
the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, sai
that he met last week with Sen. Charles Percy (R., Ill.
and discussed with Percy reports that the solon had called
for the establishment of a Palestinian state to be headed
by Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat.
Speaking at a press conference here last Friday,
Arens said he was told by Percy, who is scheduled to
become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, that his remarks regarding a Palestinian state
were not coordinated with President-Elect Reagan or his
PERCY, ARENS ADDED, also said that his
remarks were made at a meeting with Soviet Foreign
Minister Andrei Gromyko and not, as had been reported
m the press, with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
(JTA) Yehuda Blum,
Israel's Ambassador to the
United Nations, charged
here that a number of
statements made during
the Mideast debate in the
General Assembly were
pervasively anti-Semitic in
"The crudest anti-
Semitic slanders were ut-
tered by the representative
of the Palestinian Arab
state of Jordan" Ambassa-
dor Hazen Nuseibeh, Blum
said, charging that
delegates to the UN "enjoy
an immunity to spread anti-
Semitic invective with an
openness and in a way
which will not be tolerated
in any decent society."
THE ISRAELI envoy's re-
marks followed charges by
Nuseibeh that there is a Jewish
cabal "which controls, manipu-
lates and exploits the rest of
humanity by controling the
money and wealth of the world."
Blum said that this is not the
first time that the Jordanian
official "has revealed his warped
mentality and embarrassed this
Assembly by drawing almost
word by word from such notori-
ously anti-Semitic works as the
Protocols of the Elders ofZion.
In his speech in the course of
the Mideast debate, which was
concluded last week, Nuseibeh
attacked "People like Lord
Rothschild (who) every day, in
iron-clad secrecy, decide and
flash around the world how high
the price of gold should be on
each particular day," and Harry
Oppenheimer of South Africa,
chairman of the Anglo American
company, parent of De Beers
Consolidated Mines, the diamond
monopoly, for holding "15 million
Blacks in bondage" and ex-
ploiting South Africa's natural
"THESE ODIOUS charges."
Blum declared, "are nothing but
out-and-out anti-Semitism of the
worst and most virulent kind. If
this Assembly were to stop
playing at a mock parliament,
and were to introduce some real
parliamentary rules and ethics,
such calumnies would have long
been ruled out of order."
"I have warned of the danger
Continued on Page 2
117 Year Post Office Standoff
Touro Synagogue Stamp on Way
A 17-year deadlock has
been ended by agreement
by the U.S. Postal Service
to issue a stamp to com-
memorate Touro Syna-
gogue of Newport, R.I., the
oldest existing synagogue
in America, according to
the Society of Friends of
Touro Synagogue. The
synagogue was dedicated in
A rending of the Touro
Synagogue stamp design was un-
veiled at the museum of the
Daughters of the American
Revolution in Washington. The
unveiling ceremony was attended
by Postmaster General William
Bolger and Dr. Martin Greenfield
of Great Neck, N.Y.. a marketing
expert who has had a key role in
the effort to obtain Postal Service
approval for the stamp.
THE STAMP rendering has
been made part of an exhibit on
the history of the Jewish com-
I Continued on Page 11

The Jewish Floridktn of Tampa
Friday, Deceml
Hoger Mi A lighting the first candle.
From Russia came these lovely participants: Angela Sheikhet, Ira
h'ridman and Tanya Drokin.
Students from Hillel School were charming, as always.
(Photos by Abe Davis-Wasserberger)
Chanukah was ushered into
Tampa with a community-wide
celebration at the Jewish Com-
munity Center. Several hundred
people looked on as Roger Mock
lit the first candle on the 10-foot
tall menorah. Children from
throughout the community par-
ticipated in the ceremonies co-
ordinated by Pate Pies of the
Jewish Community Center and
Rabbi Lazar Rivkin of Chabad
House. Homemade latkes were
served to all.
Letters to the Editor
EDITOR, The.leuish Floridian:
1 would like to add some
thoughts with regard to the
controversy apparently triggered
by the menorah lighting cere-
mony al City Hall and reflected
in i)r. Zielonka"s article. Mr.
Levitt's response, and state-
ments attributed to Rabbi Rifkin
in the Dec. 6. 1980 issue of Logos
First, it must be stressed that
the term "separation of church
and state" is not. as many people
assume, found in the Constitu-
tion. It has been a judicially
created doctrine, carved out of a
very ambiguous clause of the
first amendment. This interpre-
tation is now under attack, and it
can be suggested that with the
death and resignation of the "old
Liberals" on the Supreme Court,
the advances that we, as a
minority group, have made in
this field could be eroded in the
very near future.
Mr. Levitt may be correct that
any attempt to remove
Christmas from public life is
indeed futile. Perhaps such chal-
lenges should be curtailed, not
out of resignation to reality, but
rather as a result of a decision
which entails an evaluation of
available resources and probable
outcomes. However, even if such
a decision is made, the next step,
our use jf public property for
religious events, is not war-
ranted. We can proclaim our holi-
days "publicly" without re-
sorting to methods we have so
long opposed. Certainly the
recent Chanukah ceremony at the
Jewish Community Center rein-
forces this point.
The question is not one of
legality, nor one of Jewish
identity. It is one of propriety. It
is not proper for those of us who,
as a people, have for so long
fought the intrusion of religion
into public life to now take a
"they're doing it, why can't we"
attitude. It is far better to remain
true to the principles we have es-
tablished, so that our future posi-
tions on church and state issues
will not be compromised.
EDITOR, TheJeuish Floridian:
The Veterans Council of Hills-
borough County has designated
January as "Veterans Member-
ship Month." It has been esti-
mated that in Hillsborough
County there are over 4,000 men
and women veterans not affili-
ated with any veterans organiza-
tion. With the government
cutting money for all projects, it
is important for all veterans to be
heard. We. as an organized
group, make our views known to
the President of the U.S.. re-
gardless of his political per-
suasion. Watch for us at the
mails, contact your local Post,
join us in protecting the rights
you so justly deserve and earned.
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Hawkins Repudiates
Percy Statement
Elect Paula Hawkins told a
gathering of Jewish leaders
here last weekend that she
is "absolutely opposed" to
Sen. Charles Percy's sug-
gestion that a Palestinian
state be established on the
West Bank and in Gaza
under the leadership of
PLO Chief Yasir Arafat.
Addressing a Saturday plenary
session of the Florida Association
of Jewish Federations and the
National Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds
in cooperation with the United
Jewish Appeal, Hawkins
"The U.S. must never do
business with the PLO. I
disagree most violently with Sen.
was in response to the widely-
publicized interview Percy had
with Communist Party Chief
Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow in
which he declared that Arafat is
longing to lead a state of his own,
"however small."
Percy has since said that he did
not make the statement to
Brezhnev but during a meeting
UN Hit By
Continued from Page 1
of this organization becoming a
world center for anti-Semitism,
Blum continued, "on a number of
occasions. Nowadays, it is fash-
ionable to avoid direct attacks on
Jews and the Jewish people.
Instead, anti-Semites now attack
Zionism and Zionists There
used to be a time when some
delegates here claimed that they
were not anti-Jewish, but merely
anti-Zionist. That cover has long
been blown by statements of the
Nuseibehs and their ilk to the
lasting shame of this
with Soviet Foreign Minisid
Andrei Gromyko. and that it hi
not been coordinated with Pre
dent-Elect Reagan. IVrcy ig j,
to become chairman of the Sena
Foreign Relations Commitu
succeeding ousted Sen Krai
In her remarks, Hawkins als,
noted that she stands for an un
divided Jerusalem as the capita
of Israel. She was introduced u.
the gathering by the Greatel
Miami Jewish Federation'?
Norman Braman, this year's
CJA-IEF campaign chairman.
IN ANOTHER plenary
session, Aryeh Dulzin, chairman
of the Jewish Agency, which
supervises the many projects1
funded by the United Jewish
Appeal and the worldwide f indj
raising apparatus of tlie Ki*en
Hayesod abroad, was a gues
speaker, along with Herschel W.I
Blumberg, national chairman oil
the United Jewish Appeal, and!
Maj. Gen. Avraham Orly. dis|
tinguished Israeli military hero.
Thomas A. Dine, recently I
appointed executive director ofl
the American Israel Public!
Affairs Committee in Washing-]
ton, and a former aide to Sen. I
Church, warned that Jews "mustl
be alert to the changing forces''
that involve Israel's destiny in I
the new Republic administration!
at the same time that he reported
that President-Elect Reagan is
"seriously considering' the |
appointment of ousted Sen
Richard Stone (D., Fla.) as a|
Deputy Secretary of State.
Orlando conference included
sessions on greater cooperation |
among Federations throughout
the state with Federations in'
northern United States; a state-
wide coordination of Community
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Cjjgy, December 19.
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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EUe Weisel to Speak Jan. 22
Special to the Jewish Floridian
Well, the "December dilemma"
f over for another year or is
! j? Chanukah wa8 early thia year
tod by the 10th of the month it
I fed come and gone. But the rest
fof Tampa is still "jingle bell'ing
, md "ho ho ho"ing until the 25th.
So what's a Jew to do?
The Classroom Teacher's
| Association has a new bumper
sticker out that reads "If you
think education is expensive, try
Ignorance." It made me realize
there's only one logical solution:
We must start a campaign en-
titled Educate Tampa' or 'Dray
del Tampa' (sounds a bit Spanish
and its a good inside joke for
putting the city "in a spin"!)
The first thing we need to do is
introduce a new booth into all the
local malls. Decorated with a
warrior's shield and spear, it
would be marked "Meet Judah
Maccabee." Inside a bearded,
handsome warrior can sit on his
throne giving out chocolate
Chanukah gelt as he listens to the
wants and wishes of every
"madele" and "boychik."
Maas Brothers and Burdines
can feature displays in their
cook ware department of "How to
Make Perfect Potato Pancakes
with Your Pood Processor."
Think about it it warms my
heart to picture Tampa walking
around shopping and munching
on latkes. (Store pools could be
taken to determine whether
applesauce or sour cream is the
favorite topping.) i
Newspapers could feature
articles researching the real
spelling of the word Chanukah
lHannukah, Hanuka, Chanuka).
The Tampa Museum could dis-
play Menorahs in Art and Liter-
ature" in conjunction with a
major happening at Curtis Hixon
Hall The Great Draydel
Contest. People can form teams
and even get sponsors. They
could be awarded tee shirts with
theii names on them. ("Nu, so
how did the 'Spinners' do this
And scientists could conduct
experiments which might have
incredible influence on the entire
world. They could try to duoji-
cate the oil that was used in that
light so long ago. 1 can see the
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And maybe, just maybe, we
could convince the Mayor to
designate a "Shammus for a
Day"; someone who would go
around the city "enlightening"
the hearts and minds of people
Alright, maybe Tampa's not
quite ready to "Meet Judah Mac-
cabee," but how about alongside
The Three Wise Men in every
Christmas play having one wise
person telling the Chanukah
story. Omit any comparisons,
avoid oneupmanship, just include
information about a "new"
spinning top game that's hun-
dreds of years old. Not only
would we beam with pride at
spreading the knowledge of our
holiday, but just think how much
easier it would be to find
Chanukah candles!
Elie Weisel, voice of the human
conscience, poet of the
Holocaust, will speak at the
University of South Florida, Jan.
22. His Tampa appearance is
being sponsored by the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation at USF.
Weisel. chairman of the United
States Holocaust Commission, is
a professor at Boston University
occupying the Andrew Mellon
chair for Humanities. He is the
author of Dawn, The Accident,
The Town Beyond the Wall. The
Hates of the Forest. Beggar in
Jerusalem, and The Oath. He
also wrote The Jews of Silence, a
personal report on the plight of
Soviet Jewry and Night, an auto-
Weisel has written The
Testament which will be pub-
lished in February and will join
his two latest books on the mar-
ket, A Jew Today and The Trial
of (iod. His literary honors in-
c)"de National Jewish Book
Council awards in 1964 and 1973,
the Jewish Heritage award for
Literature in 1966, and the 1968
Prix Medicis.
The lecture entitled, "The
Writers and Survivors and their
Responsibilities," will be held in
the BSN Business Aduitorium at
the University of South Florida
in Room 1100. Student tickets
are free and all others will be
charged $3.00
Kol Ami Leaders Meet With
United Synagogue Representatives
The Board of Congregation Kol
Ami mat with Rabbi David
Saltzman, director fo the South-
east Region of United Syna-
gogues of America, last week.
Rabbi Saltzman discussed Kol
Ami's upcoming affiliation with
United Synagogue, advised them
of the services they could now
expect, and offered various sug-
gestions in synagogue
"We look forward to joining
the official movement of con-
servative Judaism," said presi-
dent Allan Fox. "We already
have two fine USY groups and
hope to be involved in other
United Synagogue programs in
the near future."
Rabbi Saltzman spoke of the
changing demographics of
Jewish life today and told of
several different ways to insure
the continuation of synagogue
life in the coming years. He also
indicated the importance of the
congregation taking part in the
many conventions and work-
shops which United Synagogue
Rabbi Saltzman was in the
area for four days. He also met
with the leadership of several
other Tampa Bay synagogues.


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 19
Blum in Tampa
Yehuda Blum, Israel's permanent Ambassador
to the United Nations, will speak to the Jewish Com-
munity of Tampa this Sunday evening, Dec. 21, at
7:30 p .m. at the Jewish Community Center.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear one of
Israel's prominent spokesmen. Often it is said that
the best speakers are brought to town only for fund-
raising purposes. Here is a chance to listen to a
person making today's news at a gathering without
any solicitation, without a minimum contribution.
We encourage you to take advantage of this
The Jewish Towers
The Jewish Towers is in a Hot Spot.
Since the opening of this fine Senior Citizen
residential building, the Board has had to deal with
the problem of what to do about residents who no
longer are capable of totally independent living.
Often the Board went very slowly in the hope that no
one would be offended. Often the Board waited at!
great length in hopes that the problems would go1
The stark reality of the fire on Nov. 10 showed
that perhaps the Board was not being kind in letting
some residents remain. Perhaps the Board was
putting infirm residents as well as healthy residents
in life endangering situations.
It is very fortunate that these problems are able
to be discussed without its being after the loss of
lives having occurred. The next emergency may not
find the Towers so fortunate.
The entire situation points out the need for other
types of services in our community. Goldie Shear,
chairman of the Tampa Jewish Federation Com-
mittee on Aging Services, is still working toward the
establishment of a "frail elderly" housing facility.
Tampa Jewish Social Service is frustrated in its
search for quality alternative housing facilities and
sometimes by the lack of cooperation from the
families involved.
There has been discussion ad nauseam of the
need for a West Coast alternative to the River
Gardens Hebrew Home for the Aged in Jacksonville.
Committees have met and been put in limbo. Lack of
money ends the discussion. Not that such a place
could not be built, but the economics of operating
such a facility are staggering. And who would pick
up the deficit?
Early on, the Towers was contemplated to be a
nursing home. The decision was made to serve the
well elderly. And that is what it does. It is not set up
to do more than that.
The bottom line is: Tampa has not provided
adequately for all of its citizens.
Some Heartening Words
A conference of Florida State Jewish1
Federations in Orlando last weekend was heartening
in the sense that it served as the scene of two im-
portant statements:
U.S. Sen.-Elect Paula Hawkins, addressing a
Saturday plenary session of the conference, asserted
her categorical opposition to Sen. Charles Percy's
now-alleged remarks to Communist Party Chief
Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow during which Percy
declared his support for a Palestinian state headed
by PLO Chief Yasir Arafat.
Up until now, the tempest has merely highlighted the
following: how it was that the New York Times got wind of
Percy's remarks and then "leaked" them; Sen. Percy's
clarification that his remarks were not made to Brezhnev, but to
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko; and the Senator's,
confession that he had not "coordinated" his position with
President-Elect Reagan this in the wake of Mr. Reagan's
campaign statements about the PLO as a terrorist organization. 1
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Megapolitics and the MM-Manw&
RUSSIA and Israel are perfect'
examples of a world coming
increasingly under the rule of
megapolitics. For want of the
word, I hereby coin "mega-
politics" as a new addition to the
vocabulary of a demographic
future shaped by gigantism.
Nations and their peoples are
already being buffeted almost
beyond bearing by the huge,
which is not infrequently hy-
phenated with the ugly. More
and more, they are victimized by
forces bigger and more powerful
than themselves.
THIS IS true in both economic
enterprise and government.
There is not a single one of us
who does not fall prey to
monopoly, these days politely
referred to as "conglomerates,"
be it in the purchase of food or
And who can claim that
government does not diminish
each of us, not only in the way in
which government rapes people
of the fruit of their toil, but as a
result of the anonymous relation
ship developing between it anc
Anonymity is the sine qua non
of megapolitics of the exercise
by giants of their power. De-
humanize the individual, and it is
a cinch to force him to do your
will. The Nazis taught us this in
their treatment of the Jews,
whom they reduced to subhuman
status. It is easy to exterminate,
say, an insect.
On the other hand, someone
with a name, with a personality,
is so much harder to control, or
even enslave, let alone to destroy -
terms, it should be clear that eco-
nomic enterprise and government
are becoming more and more
closely allied as megapolitics

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reaches out to reduce us to tl
status of those subhumans wit
whom the Nazis had a field da
Gigantic power lusts after tl
fulflowering of the mini-man it
currently creating, or it can n
achieve its governance goals.
Do we have an effectiv
alternate energy program? Th
reason that we do not is simpi,
the oil companies don't wanton
and so the collection of in.
dividuals who compose th
nation, mini-man, suffers in th
cause of Exxon profits. Or .Gulf]
or Texaco,'or Occidental. Tl
names are different, but
megapolitical imperative is th
Are we swamped by
seemingly stymied immigration
policy? The reason that we are is
also simple: the gigantic com-l
munist forces governing Latinl
affairs seduce us with the
humanistic considerations
which we still pretend somel
regard and which they hold in|
the profoundest of contempt.
IN UNLIKELY cahoots with I
the Catholic Church, which is I
motivated by its own mega-
political system, the communists I
encourage us to open our arms
wide, precisely as Jimmy Carter
did, to the miserable millions
they funnel into our midst and to
enslave us in the totality of all |
our misery half a century hence.
There is no better way to!
nourish mini-man than to feed I
him with the flood tide of other
mini-men, especially mini-men of
such disadvantage that they are
inchoate; they merely act and
react. And, in their dis-
advantaged state, given the con-
tinuation of such suicidal fan-
tasies as equal access / equal
opportunity, ultimately the dis-
advantaged must reduce us to
their own level of despair.
Does this say that these
miserable millions are com-
munists themselves? Of course
not, although some of them may
well be part of an elite vanguard
of our future Muscovite masters,
who are opting to take us over by
degrees rather than by direct
confrontation with a aeries of
Latin American liberation army
wars capable of leaving them just
as depleted as we are likely to
become if we accept the
responsibility of fighting them.
Then who are these Latin
millions "yearning to be free"? I
Continued on Page 9
Soothsayers Look into Crystal Balls
Friday, December 19, I960
Volume 2
12 TEVETH 6741
HAIFA As the calendar
year 1980 is about to depart, the
astrologers, soothsayers and
clairvoyants are preparing their
predictions for the 12 months
that lie ahead. Israel, too, has its
crystal-gazers, and all are now
consulting their globes, their
stars, their tea-leaves, or what-
ever may be their sources of
But what about their predic-
tions uttered in December, 1979?
What did they forecast for the 12
months now elapsing, and how
right were they? Does nobody
recall their predictions? Well, we
do. We saved ad the prophecies
and prognostications, all the
expectations and the fore-
bodings, and we spread them out
before us now to see how well the
prophets did.
One of the beat-known in Israel
is Herzl Lipshitz, whose main
claim to fame was his accurate
prediction of the Israel-Egypt
peace treaty at a time when such
an augury was dismissed as a
LAST YEAB, Lipshitz fore-
cast for 1980, the year we now
know ao well: the collapse of
Khomeini and the return of the
Shah to power; an unprecedented
A1 peri
economic revival
in Israel; a
sharp increase in aliyah from
Russia and from elsewhere, as
well; the discovery of oil in
Israel; a political comeback for
Yigal Allon and Moshe Dayan;
and the reelection of Jimmy'
It seems to have been ft!
catastrophic year for Lipshitz,)
but in 1979 he ventured into
1981-82, as well. He foresaw the
beginning of a great world mili-
tary conflagration with wide- j
spread use of nuclear bombs,
disaster all over the world, and in |
1982 California would be wiped
off the map. Cheer up: his record
for inaccuracy may be consistent.
Next fortune-teller: This one is
Miriam Spector, who calls herself
a psychological astrologer, but
she refuses to cast horoscopes for
, usually come around when they '
are in trouble, and she doesn't
want to be the one to tell them
the bad news.
MIRIAM'S predictions in 1979
for tha year 1980: The Moslem
revolution inLIran will get
stronger and spread: inflation in
Israel will continue at a dizzying
pace; not a chance in the world of
finding oil here; Ezer Weizman
will have the worst year in his
life; no increase in aliyah, and
continued yerida; Peres has no
political chances; and whoever is
elected President of the United
States (she wouldn't say who)
will be assassinated in office, but
that goes beyond our present
Her record is a pretty good
Next clairvoyant: Miriam
Tamir claims to have been the
personal family astrologer of the
Shah when he was at the height
of his power. (What happened?
Did Jie fail to heed her advice?)
Her vision of what would happen
in 1980: There will be a sharp in-
crease in crime in Israel; negotia-
tions will begin with Jordan,
eventually leading to peace with
that country; Khomeini will fall,:
but Jimmy Carter will be re-

iy, Decembers. 1980
The Jewish FJqrkUan of Tampa
Page 5
Tel Aviv U. Dean to Visit
Affiliation Higher Than We Think
SKWif/i'i a Three-Part Series
[^ Great Awakenings in
Efca the first, in the 13
lilies from 1725-1770; the
Lend, west of the Alleghenies,
ElltiO: the third, 1865-1899.
Ifr the rise of city evangelism
.were all responses to the wide-
jread decline of religion and the
[generated moral conditions of
K times. We may well be in the
Ijxisi of the Fourth Great
Ihrakening today.
, The point is that there are
[gjre people affiliated with our
Lurches and synagogues today
Can any time in the past. And
labile we face real and serious
Loral issues in contemporary
lAmerica and in the troubled
jorld. it serves no useful purpose
Limply that we are a generation
L moral pygmies when con-
sisted with our forebears who
|Kre supposedly moral giants.
PRECISELY because there
ire more Americans who are
Lhgiously committed today than
|r the past, we are in a far better
[position to mobilize conscience
lind moral will to cope con-
structively and realistically with
lour many problems. That means
[thai religious and civic leadership
jvni- to speak to our better
Elves rather than evoke
paralyzing images of our worst
\ vital lesson that should be
loVmetl from our past is that
hhin confronted with the
passive moral challenges of the
Eontier societies, evangelical
rjetders to their everlasting
|mdil launched a wide range of
Loral reform movements as
ioluntarj ezpressioiM of the
mind benevoltnce i The
I olence Empire" these
Horis were called) were created
|'r the poor and downtrodden.
Jewish woman looking tor day-
lime housekeeper/companion.
Needs someone six days a week
tiho can drive, cook and clean.
For more information contact
Harriet Cohen at Tampa Jewish
Social Service, 872-4451.
anti-slavery groups, temperance
societies, aid to youth, and the
WITH THE exception of the
Prohibition legislation calling for
total abstinence from alcoholic
beverages adopted as the 18th
amendment in 1920, the anti-
evolution law. and the Puritan
Sabbath all of which subse-
quently collapsed and resulted in
general disillusionment and loss
of morale all of the great moral
reform movements were effected
through internal, voluntary
church resources, rather than
through legislative means of
dominating the government or
the nation's political machinery.
Several "New Christian Right"
spokesmen have asserted or
implied that the Founding
Fathers of our nation perceived
America as "a Christian Re-
public." If you check your
writings, you will find that such
assertions contradict everything
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jef-
ferson, James Madison, and
others stood and fought for.
Thus, Thomas Jefferson wrote
in his Virginia Statute for Reli-
gious Freedom which became
the basis for the First Amend-
ment "Almighty God hath
created the mind free, and all
attempts to influence it by tempt
or punishments or burns or by
civil incapacitations tend only to
beget habits of hypocrisy and
meanness, and are a departure
from the plan of the Holy Author
of our religion."
THE EXERCISE of religion,
Jefferson added, is "a natural
right" which has been infringed
by the impious presumption of
legislators and rulers" to set up
their own modes of thinking as
the only true and infallible." and
to compel a man to furnish con-
tributions of money for the
propagation of opinions which he
disbelieves." which is "sinful and
In his "Notes on Virginia,"
Jefferson stated. "The rights of
conscience we never submitted,
we could not submit. We are
answerable for them to our
God. .Subject opinion to co-
ercion; whom will you make your
inquisitors? Fallible men; men
governed by bad passions, by
private as well as public reasons.
And why subject it to coercion.'
To produce uniformity. But is
uniformity of opinion desirable?
No more than of face and
I would commend such
writings of our Founding Fathers
to the Rev. Bailey Smith and
others who share his views about
uniformity of conscience and
religion. Smith's utterance about
"God not hearing the prayer of a
Jew" is not only religiously pre-
sumptuous and morally of-
fensive; it is dangerous to the
future of our democratic
pluralistic society.
HE IS saying not only that the
Jewish people have been living a
religious lie for 4,000 years across
30 civilizations; he is also saying
that because they are religiously
invalid there is no place for them
at Presidential inaugurations or
political conventions, and ulti-
mately, no legitimate place for
them in American democratic
society. Some evangelical pastors
spoke such theological obsceni-
ties about the Jews in Nazi
It is encouraging to us that
literally hundreds of Baptist
pastors, Christian seminary
faculties and lay people have
issued statements repudiating
his narrow views as un-Christian
and un-American.
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The dean of the Law School at
Tel Aviv University. Amos
Shapiro, will be in Tampa Feb. 12
to 14 as scholar-in-residence at
the University of South Florida.
His Tampa appearance is under
the sponsorship of the B'nai
Brith Hillel Foundation of the
University of South Florida and
the American Zionist Federation.
JCC Karate
The Tampa Bay Karate Club,
which meets at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, had 11 people
representing the Tampa group at
the Japan Karate Association
Regional Championship Tourna-
ment. It was held at the Univer-
sity of Florida. Gainesville. Dec.
5,6 and 7.
Outstanding performances
were made by: Todd A. Davis,
who placed first in Kumite
(sparring) and second in Kata
(forms), and Jorge Grauperera
who won third place in Kumite
The karate classes take place
at the Jewish Community Center
on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30.
p.m., and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
All interested in j.ining the
group are invited to contact the
JCC for further details.
Shapiro received his law degree
at Yale University and has
taught at Yale and Georgetown
in addition to Tel Aviv
Jeremy Brochin, Hillel director
at USF. is the co-ordinator of
Professor Shapiros visit. Any
organization which is interested
in having Prof. Shapiro appear
before their group should contact
Brochin at the HiUel office at
While in Tampa, Shapiro will
be discussing issues related to
law and society in Israel,, re-
lationships between Israel and
diaspora Jewry and the Arab-
Israel conflict.
The engagement of Jo Ann
, Schneid, Atlanta, to Larry
I Solomon, Atlanta, has been
i announced by her parents,
[Esther and Fred Schneid,
Larry is the son of Birdie
[and Herman Solomon,
I Miami.'
An April' wedding w
I planned in Tampa
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 19
Pacesetters 'SetPace' With 60% Increase
lUmtmim l*eibowitt, liarbL
CumjKiiftn Vhairmun IventA
Hili Saul. Lionel Eluzory, Ann Hloxory, Francine I.eX'ine and Bruce I., Vine are shown in the home of Marshall and NaLeviiuon.
Amy Shimberg, James Shimbern (hidden). Roberta Holding. Stuart Holding. Arnold Kotler. Louise
Kotler. I'hil Leiinson and Shirley levinson of Montreal listened to Mr. DuUin. Mr. I^evinson, a former
campaign chairman in Montreal, and his wife were guests of the Kotlers.
Doug Cohn. George Karpay, Rita Pearlman, Maureen Cohn and Bob be Karpay visiting before dinner.
Leon I hil/.m. chairman of the
Jewish Agency, addressing
nearly 60 members of the Tampa
Jewish Federation UJA Face-
setters Division. Dec. 6,
described the stark reality of the
problems facing Israel in the
coming months, (lathered at the
home of Marsh and Na l^evinson.
the Pacesetters raised their com-
mitment to the 19H1 campaign by
(>() percent over their 198(1
campaign pledges.
The slegeill dinner hosted by
the Levinsons was a "first" for
the Pacesetters Division, chaired
by Herbert Friedman. A mini
mum commitment ol 18,000 to
the 1981 campaign was a pre-
requisite. Hope Harnett. presi-
dent ol the Tampa Jewish Feder-
ation, extended a welcome to the
guests Herb Friedman then
introduced rU-on Dulzin. and
Mike Irvine. 1981 campaign
chairman, concluded the formal
part of the evening's program.
According to Friedman, "The
initial response to the 1981 cam-
paign has been most heartening.
Our community leadership is be-
ginning to understand the tre-
mendous effort that must be
made to insure the continuation
of services in our local com-
munity as well as nationally and
in Israel."
The Pacesetter Division will be
making a concerted effort to
complete their solicitations prior
to the community-wide campaign
that will begin on Jan. 18.
Attending the event were: Mr.
and Mrs. Les Barnett: Mr and
Mrs. Doug Cohn; Mr. and Mrs.
Stuart Golding: Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Falk; Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Lynn: Mrs. Rita Perlman;
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Saul; Mr.
and Mrs. Maril Jacobs: Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Rudolph; Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Friedman; Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Levine; Mr. and
Mrs. Joel Karpay; Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Rudolph: Mrs. Julia
Flom; Mr. and Mrs. G. Bruce Le-
Vine; Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Kass; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
Linsky; Mr. and Mrs. James
Shimberg; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Linsky; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Leibowitz; Mr. and Mrs. Larry
Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Elo-
zory; Mr. and Mrs. George Kar-
pay; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Kotler; and Mr. and Mrs. Phil
Levinson of Montreal.
\liinv ,ii u/ile nettled mi
/< a l.vmt. A mi liaradX
\tiaim im m I.IU-.I. \. (in
.latiilis mid Maureen (ulil
I.,- Ilu)
I'uturvd with Mr. DuUin (centerj are Shirley Levinson, Montreal.
Herbert treidman. fhairman. Pacesetter Division; Nelly* Friedman.
DuUin, host and hostess Marshall and Na Levinson, and Louise

-December 19. 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Saul, francie Rudolph Ronald Rudolph and Ann Rudolph listened to Michael Levine. 19H1
v IXulzin. By row, from the /'"-'v. I.u Lynn: Hhoda Karpay, -Joel Karpay. Les Harnell,
idutlld HI A representative. tthtwuMl I .i ihnuit;, I'.d Leibowit:. Maril Jacobs. Lionel Elozory and
lanct KtUM, Hill Saul. Kay iMirn-IHV Folk
Cohn: Michael Kass. Ann
Harriett (center), president, Tampa Jewish Federation, were Ben Lynn, Joel Karpay,
'i"W"')/n karpay.
IHuiw La inc. Shirley Daris and lAirry Paris were enjoying the
i I i mux
"U"1' Marshall Linsky, Lorttta Linsky and Bruce LeVine are shown just before dinner
About Tou<

(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470.) J[
Our congratulations to Nadine Barbara Zack. daughter of
...r. and Mrs. Edward Zack to Dr. Dennis Hugh Feldman. son of
Mrs. Esther Feldman of Miami and the late Dr. Frank Feldman.
Nadine is a graduate of the University of South Florida
where she received a degree in Social Work. She is currently a
medical social worker for Tampa General Hospital.
Dennis graduated from Colgate University and received his
medical degree from George Washington ^"mIwuTbT^
he is finishing his residency in Internal Medicine at the
University of South Florida's Affiliated Hospitals.
A March 22 wedding is planned at'Congregation Kodeph
SMSlit wishes to you and to your families. Nadine and
'^"a8rousing cheer for Karen Leslie Shimberg. daughter of
Hinks and Fl.ine Shimberg. on her recent early acceptsnee to
Northwestern University. Evanston. Ill- Accepted to *> Schoo
of Speech. Karen will major in Rad.oTV-r.lmMkmg her
acceptance to Northwestern even more special is the tact that it
is her mother's alma mater. .. .
This past summer Karen applied to and was accepted inthi
Cherub Program' for five weeks at Northwestern. I his
program is part of the National High School Institute Karen
was one of M stud.-nts accepted from around the country who
had to have top academic records and be interested in radio-IV-
lilm to even be considered for this program. Hers was the jUtr.
annual class. D_^
This outstanding young lady is a senior at Berkeley Pre-
paratory School where she is on the Headmaster s List : she is
B four-year Varsity track sur: has been very active in Berkeley I
various theatrical productions and is a member of the Ihespian
Society and was selected by the faculty to be a mem>er -
Orphius." the honor society lor high academic achievement
the held of fine arts. __
Karen, we think ail of your achievements and your early
acceptance to Northwestern are just fantastic. You should
rightfully be bursting M the seams with pride!
Moris Weisman stood in for Marjorie Arnaldi at the Jewish
Community Center and organized and ran the December
meeting of the Senior Citizen Social Club a non-sectarian
group. At this month's meeting they had a Chanukah theme.
Moris read a Chanukah story for those who were not completely
familiar with the meaning of this holiday. Following. Marilyn lit the menorah and said the blessing over the Chanukah
candles. lastly, the group enjoyed piping hot latkes cooked
right there for the occasion by Mary Surasky. Edna Owen, and
Frances Italiano. What a nice wav to get together socially!
Congregation Kol Ami and Rabbi Roeenthal generously
shared their pulpit recently with Tampa's two ORT chapters to
celebrate national ORT Sabbath. Participating with the leaderj
of the service, ORT chapter presidents Toni Schultz and Murie
AlluB, were Susan Schwartz. Leslie Aidman. Lois Older. Raohe
Rabinowitz. Connie Duglin, Aids Weissman. and Judy Roth-
Aiding Oneg Shabbat chairman Claudia V alias with a
kively and delicious reception after the service were Gail Reiss.
Judy Hazan. Connie Duglin. Gretchen Hollander. Aide Weiss
man. Leslie Aidman. Ellen Crystal. Johanna Barat. Lyaa
Goldstein, and Susan Schwartz.
This was indeed a beautiful and warm evening especially
when those in attendance knew that fellow ORT members
around the country were enjoying the same feeling of warmth
and commitment in their synagogues.
What better way to introduce your child to fine music than
at the annual "Young People's Concert." President of the
Tampa Symphony Guild. Beth MeHman, informs me that this
exciting event will take place Saturday. Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Hillsborough Community College Gym and at 3:30 p.m. on
the same day at the Pinellas Park High School Gym. The name
of this wonderful concert was originally the "Tiny Tots Con-
cert." However, this was very misleading, thus the name
change. It is indeed an enjoyable musical experience for any age
Soung person from 2 to 200! In addition, "Slim Goodbody." that
ealth-conscious personality from Captain Kangaroo, who sings
and dances in a suit which illustrates all of the internal organs.
will make an appearance during the performance. Go put Jan. 31
on your calendar right now. so that you and your children won't
miss out on this musical happening!
Meet Phyllis and Dave Bernstein who are residing in the
Sunset Park area. Dave transferred to Tampa in September of
79 but Phyllis and their younger daughter were not able to
move here until this past June. The Bemsteins moved here from
Philadelphia, their original home. They have a 20-year-old
daughter Shelly who was just married in August to Paul Divor.
They reside in upstate Pennsylvania where they are both
completing their last year at Perm State. Shelly will graduate
with a degree in Social Welfare and Paul will graduate with a
degree in Micro-Biology. Still living at home is the Bernstein's
other daughter. 16-year-old Sharon, who is in the 11th grade at
Plant High School where she is an active member of the service
organization, OPTI. Our new family has quickly become in-
volved in their new community. They have joined Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. Phyllis is a member of the Sisterhood and has
just recently been elected vice president of Ways and Means.
Sharon is a member of both USY at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom and of SCHZFTY at Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
Dave works vith the U.S. Postal Service in various areas. He
was president of the Judaic Fellowship which is the Philadelphia
chapter of the Jewish Civil Service Employees Organization.
Phyllis is both a licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania and a
Para-Professional Accountant, though she is net currently
working. The Bemsteins love to just get into their car and travel
and have visited Alaska, Canada and much of the United States.
They love being in Tampa and Phyllis says they "have found the
people to be just lovely." We are so glad that such a hard
working and involved family has moved to Tampa and
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T/to Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 1,9,
Shame of It
Wives Keep Their Battering a Secret
A researcher on battered
Jewish wives has reported,
that she received 200
responses to advertise-
ments placed in Jewish and
general news media seeking
to meet American-born
Jewish women battered by
their husbands.
"There is much fear and
hushed silence on this
topic," Mimi Scharf told a
board meeting of the
Women's Conference of the
Los Angeles Jewish Fed-
eration-Council, according
to a report in the Los An-
geles Jewish Community
Bulletin, the official pub-
lication of the Federation.
Speaking to representatives of
350 Jewish women's organiza-
tions in Los Angeles, Sheila
Kuehl declared that "It is im-
portant for me to convince you
that battery does go on in Jewish
families.'' She is an attorney
specializing in legal recourse for
such women victims. She added:
"It is not unJewish tor a woman
to save her life." according to
reporter Lauren Deutsch.
SHE REPORTED that mem-
bers of the board sat in silence
while the plight of many "women
of valor," the proverbial image of
the Jewish woman, "were
described in details more suited
to the current genre of cinema
Reports were presented by
Scharf and Betsey Giller, re-
searchers connected with Hebrew
Union College, the Reform
seminary. In her presentation,
Scharf said her inquiries into the
problem were met with much
She reported the women she
interviewed by telephone and in
person ranged in age from the
mid-209 to the late 50s and had
lived from one to 40 years with
the male responsible for the
abuse. She said all of the wives
identified themselves as being
affiliated with some part of the
Jewish community, according to
reporter Deutsch.
"These women were so heroic
in trying to be discreet, trying to
keep their families and homes to-
gether, to keep their children
from finding out," Scharf
reported. "They still held the
Jewish family as a holy, sacro-
sanct institution."
GILLER'S research, con-
ducted with Ellen Goldsmith,
met the same resistance, though
State 'Disappointed'
Over Mayors9 Expulsion
UTA) The State
Department has expressed
disappointment" over the
expulsion of two West
Bank Arab mayors of Israel
which, it said, was a
violation of the Fourth
Geneva Convention. It has
also registered "dis-
approval" of the seizure of
television tapes by Israeli
soldiers from American
correspondents covering
riots on the West Bank.
Department spokesman John
Trattner was questioned about
the deportations of Mayors Fahd
Kawasme of Hebron and
Mohammed Milhim of Halhoul
afttJr the Israeli Supreme Court
upheld the legality of the de-
portation orders. "We are deeply
disappointed in it." Trattner
aid. "My understanding is that
deportations are prohibited by
ihe Fourth Geneva Convention
which lays out the duties and
responsibilities of an occupying
power in an occupied territory.
That convention prohibits depor-
tations regardless of motives."
Previously, a number of times,
v. e have said that we hoped a way
coold be found to allow the
mayors to return to their homes
and assume their responsibilities.
\\ r believe these expulsion* will
weigh heavily oD families and
believe they cannot help but
c. .mpbeate the search for peace in
i hat part of the world."
Commenting on American re-!
porters' encounters with Israeli
soldiers, Trattner said, "We are,
distorted by the reports that'
legitimate activities of the press
ere being interfered with, that is
the confiscation of film. We are
looking into the matter. Our
position on freedom of the press
ilways been crystal clear and
fc-ai )d repeatedly. We urge other
y rnments to adhere**) inter-1
nal standards of' pree>
freedom in which we believe and
which we respect."
Asked about reports that the
U.S. may accelerate arms
deliveries to Egypt, the State
Department spokesman said.
"We are not going to get into
dec-isions made or possibly made.
When they are made, we will
announce them.'
HE ADDED, "As you are
aware. Vice President (Hosni)
Mubarak (of Egypt) who was
here recently, and a group of
senior advisers, discussed a
number of matters with us during
their visit. The topics covered
rertainly involved our military
lpply relationship with Egypt,
b well as an exchange of views
in regional security and regional
|efense. I will not be able to get
ito the substance of these
many of the women were able to
recall some form of family
violence in the past or present,
including child abuse. Giller
obtained her leads with the co-
operation of three rabbis and
congregations Orthodox, Con-
servative and Reform.
Ciller's findings indicated that
higher income families were more
likely to engage in domestic
violence and that many wives of
leading professions and com-
munity leaders were among the
She also reported what ap-
peared to be a generational trans-
mission of violent behavior 50
percent of the wives who had
been victimized had watched
their mothers endure the same
abuse, and 60 percent of the men
identified as batterers of their
mates had fathers who had
shown similar behavior to their
"One of the major problems
that we face is that so few women
will admit to being battered,"
said Ellin Friedman, director of
Sojourn, a refuge for battered
women. She said Sojourn gets
more than 200 telephone calls a
month from battered women, and
that they come to Sojourn with
such little self-esteem that they
assert the beatings they take are
their fault.
women say, "I'm not ready to
leave my family. 1 want to work
this out within my family net-
work." Friedman said it was not
only the battered wives who need
help. "There are demands for
programs to counsel the bat-
terers, too."
Kuehl stressed that help
should be sought, adding that "if
you know of someone who is
enduring violence in her family or
you think someone is being vic-
timized, encourage her to talk
about it and to seek the best
advice available." She also said,
"Advise her to leave the house
before she gets killed. Assure
her she is not the only woman
who is being victimized in a do-
mestic crime and that she is
She pointed out temporary re-
straining orders against bat-
tering spouses can be obtained
from California state courts
without the help of an attorney.
She added the woman victim
need not be married to get pro-
tection. The key point, she told
the women leaders, is that
"battery is a crime."
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near. He had lived for 17 happy years in Egypt. Now he called
Joseph to him, and Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.
"My son," he said to Joseph, "swear to me that when I die,
you will not bury me here in Egypt, but that you will carry me to
Canaan, the land of my fathers, and bury me in the cave where
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Joseph wept and took an oath to do his father's bidding.
Then Jacob blessed Joseph by blessing Ephraim and Manasseh.
'" For I consider your sons as my own, and they will share with
your brothers in the blessing of our people."
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said, "and receive your blessings." And he gave a special
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Joseph lived for 110 years. Before he died, Joseph said to
his people: "God will surely remember you and bring you to the
land which He promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
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.December 19,1960
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Pag* 8
, MindHn
Megapolitics And
The New Mini-Man
Jewish Organizations Blast Percy
Continued from Pag* 4
answer is that they are
ns in the megapolitics of
raphic warfare in the same
That we are, or that we are
ns of a national American
r policy shaped by Exxon.
[THERE IS no morality in any
this because there is no
Jity in megapolitics; there is
X power as a consideration
upon the individual's
notary submission to the
ding force of power which
uces him to the status of a
less. anonymous mini-man.
That is why I said at the
^ nning that Russia and Israel
'perfect examples of the new
apolitical world. There is
Wig Israel can do in any
tion that will meet with less
international condemnation
days; on the other hand,
Russians behave like the
noth they are with im-
nit >. be it in Afganistan or
and. simply because they are
be moth.
In the case of Israel, anony-
aty as the sine qua turn of mega-
litical relationships is trans-
into a movement aimed at
gitimizing her national in-
-ity, hence her individuality.
a case for Israel's lack of
[itimacy as a nation can be
loved, then it is a subsequent
|aod small matter to destroy her.
WHERE IS America in this
jvc new world of megapolitics?
lit appears that the nation's
Impulses are still good but, even
Id the arena of our national
Inorality. our concern for good-
Ikss has given way to gigantism
1- in this instance to the mega-
Inorality of conglomerate
This is best typified by the
Moral Majority or Christian
Voice or any other television
religious movement which
replaces Jeffersonian principle.
Apparently, Jeffersonian prin-
ciple is no longer able to fend
for itself on a national scene
swamped by the lingo of Hee-
Haw. The fascination in the
recent presidential election is
that it has been left to con-
glomerate religion to enter the
lists against conglomerate eco-
nomic and governmental enter-
prise. In the world of mega-
politics and with Hee-Haw as its
anthem, the individual Jeffer-
sonian hardly stands a chance.
But conglomerate religion is
not an antagonist of con-
glomerate economics and / or
governmental enterprise. Con-
glomerate religion does not seek
to tame the amoral principles of
megapolitics as a defender of the
faith of the mini-man.
ON THE contrary, all share
the quality of gigantism in their
natures, which as a power prin-
ciple rises above the petty dif-
ferences that may exist among
Notice, for example, the role
that the Catholic Church played
in Europe during the Hitler era.
It did not condemn, it did not
fight against the Nazis; quite the
reverse, it played footsie with
Similarly, the Moral Majority
types among us, who in the
Reagan victory these days take
credit for the greatest mega-
political victory in America thus
far, and who seem prepared to
enter the lists against the mega-
political superstars only to the
extent that the superstars oc-
casionally waver from then-
extremist power principles which
the megareligionist8 ajso hold
Soothsayers Look into Their
1981 Crystal Balls
Continued from Page 4
tted. Ezer Weizman will some-
be Prime Minister, and if
sklent Yitzhak Navon goes
active politics, he will be
ormously successful.
We have before us the digest of
another scenario, this one
litten ten years ago. In 1971, a
lin trust of serious sceintists.
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psychologists, sociologists,
economists, journalists, educa-
tors and others put their heads
together and on a scientific basis
tried to visualize what this
country would be like by 1981.
IN BRIEF, they forecast: a
decade of peace, economic pros-
perity, reduction in aliyah and" in-
crease in yerida. They saw Arabs
gradually taking over in the
Israel labor market, in agricul-
ture, in tourist hotels and else-
where, with Israelis refusing to
do menial work, and preferring to
draw unemployment compen-
The 1971 ambitious plans to
abolish poverty and eradicate
slums would fail completely, and
the housing shortage would get
worse. The waters of the country
and the air over the cities would
become increasingly polluted.
Organized crime would rise to an
alarming degree all this ex-
pected under a Labor Govern-
On the whole, the scientist* of
ten years ago, with their com-
puters and their statistical pro-
jections, did far better than their
stars and their crystal balls.
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Major American Jewish or- i
ganizatkms have blasted
Sen. Charles Percy (R., 111.)
jfor advocating a Pales-
tinian state headed by
Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization chief Yasir
Arafat. They contended
that this was not the
position of the incoming
Republican Administra-
tion, the Senate or the
American people.
Percy, who is slated to become
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee in the next
Congress, stated his views to
Soviet leaders on his visit to
Moscow, according to cables sent
to Washington by Thomas
Watson, U.S. Ambassador to the
Soviet Union. The classified mes-
sages were made available to The
New York Times which published
a summary of their content*.
Percy waa quoted a* saying that
a Palestinian state "would permit
Arafat to realize his wish to be a
chief of state before he dies."
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, declared
that "Coming at a time of grow-
ing disenchantment with the
PLO, its leadership and its
terrorist tactics, Senator Percy's
annointment of Yasir Arafat as
the head of a new Palestinian
state is particularly irresponsible.
We are confident that Senator
Percy does not speak for Ronald
Reagan or the new Republican
Administration. The President-
elect has clearly and repeatedly
condemned the PLO and rejected
the idea of a separate Palestinian
Rabbi Alexander Schindler,
president of the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations, said
in a telegram to Reagan that
"Because of the confusion and
potentially disastrous misunder-
standing that can develop from
Senator Percy's unhappy com-
ftk its and claim of your support
in his opinions, I urge you to dis-
sociate yourself from his views
and to reassert your opposition to
a Palestinian state and your
determination never to deal with
Schindler added: "We know
these views (Percy's) are dia-
metrically opposed to your own,
as you clearly and unequivocally
expressed them during your suc-
cessful election campaign."
president of the American Jewish
Committee, declared that the
AJCommittee "regrets that even
before assuming the chairman-
ship of the Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee, Senator
Percy has seen fit to announce his
support of a Palestinian state
with Yasir Arafat as its leader.
We are certain that this does not
represent the policy of either the
present or the incoming Ad-
ministration, nor the sentiment
of the Senate and the American
Rabbi Joseph Stemstein,
president of the American Zionist
Federation, charged that "For
Senator Percy to view the PLO,
whose tentacles are intertwined
with international Communist
terror, a* legitimate rulers of a
state when they hold even their
i own Arab compatriots at gun-
I point, is to reduce morality to the
dungheap of civilization. Is this
the great contribution which (
Senator Percy can make to the |
Middle East peace process? Or
has he only embarrassed Presi-
dent-elect Reagan whose views
clearly and publicly contradict
those of the Senator? We wait for
an answer," Stemstein said.
Ivan Novick, president of the
Zionist Organization of America,
said Percy'8 view was "contrary
to that held by most Americans.
The recent elections gave the
Republican Party an impressive
mandate to carry out various
programs and policies. This in-
cludes rejection of the PLO and
the concept of a separate
state ... It is not in the interests
of the United States to encourage
the enemy of our ally, the State of
Israel. Nor is it to4he benefit of
the Palestinian Arab people to
believe there is no hope in
ACCORDING to the Times
report, Percy's conversations
with Soviet leaders, which en-
compassed strategic arms talks,
China and Afghanistan as well as
i the Middle East, drew ex-
pressions of anger and dismay
from most members of Reagan's
transition team for two reasons.
One was Percy's impending
accession to the chairmanship of
the Foreign Relations Committee
which will give him powerful
leverage in foreign policy mat-
ters. The other waa the report
that Percy told the Soviet leaders
that "much of what he was about
to say had all been coordinated
with President-elect Reagan,"
implying that the new Adminis-
tration favored a Palestinian
state. Reagan has stated publicly
that he does not and branded the
PLO a "terrorist" organization.
The Times report was not the
first indication of the Senator's
attitude on a Palestinian state.
The Illinois Republican said on
the ABC-TV "Good Morning
America" program last Monday
that he envisioned a Palestinian
state in federation with Jordan
and disarmed for offensive'pur-
poses for at least 25 years. The
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
reported on Dec. 3 that Percy
told the television interviewer
that he and Soviet President
Leonid Brezhnev had disagreed
on the nature of puch a state.
"HE (Brezhnev) wants to see
the PLO a sovereign state, armed
with their own territory," Percy
said. "I feel that it should be in
federation with Jordan. It should
be like Japan and Germany, dis-
armed for offensive purposes for
at least 25 years and it must
recognize the rights of Israel
exist, its sovereignty and to have
defensible borders."
Those remark* elicited no
comment from any sources at the
time. Percy has come under fire
from American Jews in the pa*t
for hi* view* that Israel &oM
return to tia- pre-June 1987
border* and deal with the PLO.
The Times reported tfiat P**cy
discussed his views with
Brezhnev, Soviet Foreign Minu-
ter Andrei Gromyko and Defense
Minister Dmitri Ustinov and that
they were the subject of Wat-
son's messages which were cir-
culated toithe State Department,
the Pentagon, to Reagan's tran-
sition aides and on Capitol HiB.
The Times said that Percy.
reached at thia office, exproaesd
dismay at the release of the
cables because they were likely to
be mis interpreted.
"THESE ARE short-hand
statements." he wa* quoted a*
saying. He nevertheless con-
firmed that he envisioned a
Palestinian federation with
Jordan that would retain a
defense force "like the Japan***
with no offensive capability." the
Times reported.
It quoted Percy a* saying, "I
have always insisted that there
could never be a poaeibitity of the
U.S. negotiating with the P*J*-
tiniana until the Palestinians
recognize the sovereignty of
braet, the right of it* people to
live in peace with sensible bor-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
December 19
Deaf Troupe
Do Their Dance To Sound of Silence
They dance to music they
cannot hear. They com-
municate music through
their bodies. They signal
dance cues with knocks on
a wooden floor.
The deaf are dancing in
Israel. Integrated with
hearing dancers, they are
part of the internationally-
acclaimed Kol U'Demama
Sound and Silence
dance troupe.
A unique system of wood
knocks and "rhythmic circles"
transmits dance rhythms to the
deaf. Kol U'Demama's artistic
director, choreographer Moshe
Efrati. independently developed
this system and plans to publish
a book on it.
'The knocking on wood sends
vibrations from the floor through
the feet to the knee of the dancer.
His reaction is a movement," ex-
plained Efrati.
"A 'closed (rhythmic) circle' is
formed," added Efati, "as the
hearing dance to music, and the
deaf dance to signals from the
hearing dancers' bodies."
Specified leg and arm move-
ments, hand claps and foot
stamps comprise Efrati's dance
"But even if you watch for the
Kol U'Di'mama I Sound of Silence) dance group
signals, you can't tell the dif-
ference between the deaf and
hearing dancers," said Kol
U'Demama dancer Esther
Nadler. "Sometimes while a
hearing dancer dances in silence,
Construction of Congregation Kol Ami's Synagogue Complex. All of
the concrete slab work has been completed and the outside walls are
now rising. Completion of the project, located on Moran Road and
Dale Mabry is anticipated in the spring. (Photo by Saul Schiffman)
Swiss Protestants Support
United Jerusalem Capital
GENEVA (JTA) A Protestant church
movement, the Schweiz Israel Shalom, has initiated a
petition drive to collect signatures in favor of united
Jerusalem and calling for the expulsion from Switzerland
of the Palestine Liberation Organization delegate in
The petition, which will be forwarded to the Swiss
government, calls on Swiss authorities to recognize united
Jerusalem as Israel's capital. /
IT ALSO STATES that, given Switzerland's
neutrality, the illegal terrorist activities of the PLO
cannot be condoned. "Thus we demand that the Swiss
government expel without delay Daud Barakat, the PLO
observer to the UN in Geneva, and that the PLO office in
Geneva be closed," the petition states.
Pastor Adolphe Hunziker, the spiritual leader of the
Le Reveil church in Geneva, who distributed the petition
to his congregation, said: "We do not have any illusions
that our gesture will change things, but it is the least we
can do to show our support for Israel." Hunziker and
members of his congregation visit Israel annually.
POC Sent to Siberia
NEW YORK (JTA) Igor Guberman, who was
sentenced last March to five years imprisonment in a
labor camp and had his property confiscated, has been
released from the camp and sent to internal exile in
Siberia where he will serve a 16-month term, according to
the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews. His exact location is at present
In another development, Simon Shnirman, 23, who
was arrested May, 1978, was released from a labor camp
Nov. 29 after completing a two and a half year sentence on
charges of draft evasion.
a deaf dancer will give a cue with
his leg," she added.
MUSIC IS performed only
when the hearing dance onstage.
When the deaf alone dance on-
stage, they dance in silence (out-
side of the wood knocks).
It was Efrati's desire to
honestly use music during deaf
performances which led him to
create a dance troupe for both the
hearing and the deaf. In 1978, he
merged his troupe of deaf dan-
cers, Demama (Utter Silence),
with his troupe for the hearing,
Efrati. The result was Kol U'De-
mama Sound and Silence.
Demama began as a pan-
tomime circle for the deaf organ-
ized in 1965 by the Israel Associ-
ation of the Deaf. In 1966, Moshe
Efrati, then a principle dancer for
Bat-Sheva, was invited to lead
the group. Sensing a "strength,
energy and freshness" in the
deaf, Efrati fathered "rhythmic
circles" and developed the deaf
into a professional dance com-
pany. He founded the Efrati
dance troupe in 1974.
HIS MERGER of seven deaf
and seven hearing dancers in Kol
U'Demama four years later intro-
duced new dance techniques for
the deaf and a new sense of com-
munication for the hearing.
"Something new happened.
The quality of dance relation-
ships on the stage changed," said
Esther Nadler, who helped found
the Efrati troupe.
"We learned from the deaf to
communicate, to express our-
selves much more fully. More
levels and layers developed in the
dance," said dancer Arie Bur
"We became more flexible,"
said deaf dancer Yola Rozinek.
"Before we began dancing with
the hearing, our technique was
only modern and very strong
rhythmically," she added.
"With the hearing, we began
studying the classical tech-
nique," said Amnon Damti.
"This enabled us to progress
ALTHOUGH their pronun-
ciation is slurred, the deaf
dancers communicate with the
hearing via verbal speech. They
also read lips.
Kol U'Demama is funded
jointly by Moshe Efrati, the
Israel Association of the Deaf
and the Kinneret Foundation,
based in the United States.
The dance company's meager
budget means low salaries for its
dedicated dancers. Ranging in
age from 16 to 30, each dancer
works a private profession in
addition to dancing. Painting,
sociology, teaching, ceramic art
and moshav farming are among
their second occupations. The
youngest member of the troupe is
a student at an ORT vocational
Sets are bare. Costumes are
simply styled. "We try to make
something from nothing, said
Music to counterpoint wood
knocks is specially composed by
Israeli composers, including
Naom Sheriff and Zvi Avner.
Efrati also composes his
music, sounding the voice.
deaf dancers; the deaf J
select words against a hi
ground of wood knocks and,
cusaion instruments.
dividualized Efrati mixture]
classical ballet and Mai
Graham. Interpersonal rel|
ships, biblical subjects and!
philosophy of Martin B
compose the themes for Efr
"Textures" (1978),
first "significant" vm^
tegrating deaf and hear
dancers, examines the barri
between two different peJ
striving to understand A
other. It parallels the conflj
between the separate worldd
the hearing and the deaf.
Efrati has also choreograpl
for Bat-Sheva (which he help*
found in 1963) as well as
Flemish, Berlin Deutsch Op,
and French National Thea
According to New York Tin
critic Clive Barnes, "Efrati L
his own way of interpretation]
his dancing idiom ... In
opinion he is the first Isr
dancer who offers somethl
individual to the art of chor
raphy. Something personal
Kol U'Demama has toured I
United States, Bulgaria
most recently, Paris,
Munich next. Enthusias
reviews acclaimed the danc
culture, Kol U'Demama is
"Israel's number one daj
Kol U'Demama emboc
Israel's unique will to overcc
"impossible" obstacles:
dancers create music in silen
Dance is their music.
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Bread, Canned Pears, Coffee or Tea.
Wednesday: Broiled Chicken with Gravy, Rice, Collard Greens,
Orange Juice, Whole Wheat Bread, Yellow Cake with |
Powdered Sugar Topping, Coffee or Tea.
No lunch served Thursday or Friday this week.
is reaching out your hand
into the darkness
and pulling another's hand
back into the light
then finding out
it's your own.
Mate Simmons
Can Today
Social Servic*

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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\Louis Rosenberg (right), newly-elected national president of American Red Magen David for Israel, is
Xtongratulated by his predecessor in office, Joseph Handleman. Emanuel Celler is ARMDI national
Uhairman. __________________________^_^^______^_^__^^^___
Governments Reported as Murderers
People were murdered by government forces or
[executed for political reasons in more than 30
[countries in the 12 months reviewed by Am-
nesty's International's annual report, published
I Dec. 9.
The victims included peasant families in El
Salvador and Guatemala; members of political,
religious and ethnic groups in Iraq, Iran and
Ethiopia; and people in all walks of life in
countries as far apart as Afghanistan, Chile and
the Philippines.
The 408-page Amnesty International Report
mmi also documents the extent of detention
without trial, torture and other forms of repres-
sion. It describes the use of restrictive laws, labor
camps and psychiatric abuse to punish dissenters
in the Soviet Union. It calls attention to police
brutality to members of ethinic minorities in the
United States, sometimes resulting in deaths.
Leon Dulzin. chairman of the Jewish Agency
and of the World Zionist Organization Executive,
is in New York for a series of meetings with the
lop echelon leadership of the United Jewish
Appeal. Dulzin has come directly from an inter-
national meeting in London with some 90 of the
foremost Jewish leaders from 13 countries.
While in the United States, Dulzin will par-
ticipate in joint meetings of Federation and the
UJA in New York, and of the UJA in Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and at a regional con-
ference in Orlando, Fla.
In New York, he will meet with the World Zion-
ist Organization-American Section Executive to
discuss the WZO meeting of the Board of Gover-
nors that will convene in Israel in February, 1981.
Teen-agers from more than 100 North
American communities are expected to take part
in this year's Eastern Torah Leadership Seminar,
a six-day study and recreation gathering spon-
sored by the Department of Youth Services of
Yeshiva University's Division of Communal
Services in Lakewood, N. J.. Dec. 25 to 30.
The Eastern Torah Leadership Seminar is
designed, according to program coordinator, Roy
Anptreich, "to offer a broad range of educational
and social experience in a traditional Jewish
Plans are moving forward for a three-day
Jewish Ethnic Music Festival, to be held in New
York Mar. 21 under the sponsorship of the
National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
KeliKion. and the New York University Depart-
ments of Music and Performance Studies.
One aim of the festival is to call attention to the
oik traditions that have enriched Jewish life
wough the centuries. As communities of Jews,
dispersed to every comer of the world, established
* roots, they developed unique ways of ex-
pressing themselves through folk traditions,
music, literature, foods, dance, clothing and
iweral lifestyle.
This is another effort by the National
foundation to meet cultural needs of im-
portance, said Amos Comay, president of the
n concert artists and
i" the last
orchestra players, many newly arrived, have
begun sounding a new note to the American
musical scene. Consequently, today the number
of Oriental music students in this country has
multiplied, and there has been a notable increase
in soloists and orchestra players from Japan,
South Korea and China, writes Leslie Rubinstein
of The New York Times.
The journalist quotes Jorge Mester, conductor
and music director of the Aspen Music Festival,
who said, "The Israelis took over in the 1950's
now it's the Orientals." He reports that now at
least half a dozen American orchestras have
Oriental conductors or concert-masters.
The 1980 edition of America's annual director
lists 58 musicians with Oriental names, compared
with 17 a decade ago. "The Orientals are the Jews
of the future," says the violinst Yehudi Menuhin,
comparing the Asians' talents to the Eastern
European musical legacy left by Jascha Heifetz,
Mischa Elman, Efrem Zimbalist, Gregor
Piatagorski, Nathan Milstein, Vladimir
Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein and others.
Asserting that Jerry Falwell's support for
Israel was "welcome" but "not relevant to the
central question of the impact of the Moral
Majority on the democratic process in America,"
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, president of the
Union of American Hebrew congregations, says:
"I have never called Rev. Fa I well an anti-
Semite. What I said, and repeat, was that in his
exclusivist emphasis on a 'Christian Bill of
Rights' and a 'Christian America,' he and his
associates have created a divisive climate of
opinion in America which is inimical to religious
pluralism and religious tolerance.
"Such a climate of opinion is bad for civil
liberties, for human rights and for social justice;
therefore it is had for Jews."_____________
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations
is announcing that it has raised special funds to
create a new Religious Action Center in
Washington as a "visible presence in our nation's
capital of the religious conscience in the struggle
for social justice."
The announcement is made by Alexander I.
Ross, chairman of the Commission on Social
Action of Reform Judaism, who said the action
had been approved at the Union's board of
trustees meeting in San Francisco last month.
A fund of some $400,000, secured by special
gifts, will be used to completely renovate and
make available additional space in the UAHC's
present building. That structure, a brick building
built in 1900, was contributed to the UAHC m
1961 by the late Kivie Kaplan, a leader of the
UAHC who also served as president of the
Some 380 young men and women, leaders in
Jewish communities throughout the United
States, participated in the first-ever Hashiveynu
Mission to Israel, sponsored by the United
Jewish Appeal's National Young Leadership
According to final results reported in New
York, the mission participants pledged a total of
$1,055,758 to support programs and services
funded by UJA beneficiary agencies in Israel and
around the world in 1961.
Post Office Impasse
Resolved as Touro
Stamp Makes Bow
Continued from Page 1
munity in early America, 1654-
1830, which was opened the same
evening at the museum by former
President Ford. A museum
spokesman said the museum
exhibit will continue until Mar.
16. He said he did not know how
long the Touro stamp rendering
would remain in the museum.
The idea for such a stamp was
initially proposed in 1963 by Sen.
Claiborne Pell ID., R.I.). The pro-
posal was subsequently sup-
ported by the Society of Friends,
a non-sectarian group formed to
promote the historic significance
of the Touro Synagogue.
A major hurdle to the idea of
such a stamp reportedly was the
fear of postal authorities that
issuing such a stamp might be
construed as a violation of the
Constitutional doctrine of
church-state separation.
GREENFIELD, who is a
member of the board and of the
executive committee of the
Society of Friends, then sug-
gested that not one, but four
stamps be issued, honoring
religious buildings of differing
He suggested the four houses
of worship first designated
National Historic Sites under the
Historic Sites Act of 1935 the
San Jose Mission near San
Antonio, Tex.; Gloria Dei (Old
Swedes' Church) in Philadelphia;
St. Paul's Church in Rochester,
N.Y.; and the Touro Synagogue.
The Postal Service, meanwhile,
made a decision which ultimately
helped the Touro stamp proposal,
Greenfield said. It decided to
issue a Yule stamp for 1978
featuring della Robbia's sculp-
ture, "Madonna and Child with
GREENFIELD immediately
wrote to Bolger to remind him of
the church-state separation
clause, adding that the sculpture
was neither a U.S. historical site
nor under the federal Park Com-
mission. He added that the Touro
Synagogue was such a site and
bears the insignia of the National
Park Service.
He said Bolger replied that the
chief objection of the Citizens
Stamp Advisory Committee
which must pass on all stamp
proposals was not based on
the church-state clause but rather
on the committee's opinion that
the Touro Synagogue is not an
architecturally significant
Greenfield said he promptly
submitted contrary opinions, one
being that the Touro Synagogue
architect. Peter Harrison, was
considered the dean of colonial
architects by his peers who,
Greenfield said, had been un-
animous in declaring the Touro
Synagogue an architectural gem.
GREENFIELD, reporting
that the decision to issue the
stamp was made in October, told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
in a telephone interview from his
Great Neck office, that the Postal
Service plans to issue the Touro
stamp first, with the date of
issuance to be Feb. 22, 1982. the
250th anniversary of the birth of
George Washington.
Greenfield said he had sug-
gested that date in recognition of
the famous letter written by
President Washington, on Aug.
21, 1790. to the Hebrew Congre-
gation of Newport, declaring that
the United States government
"gives to bigotry no sanction, to
persecution no assistance."
The Citizens Stamp Advisory
Committee early in November
notified the Society of Friends it
has approved a design for the
Touro stamp, incorporating
several ideas proposed for the
Touro stamp, incorporating
several ideas proposed by Green-
field. In its final form, it is ex-
pected the stamp will have a like-
ness of the Touro Synagogue
with its dedication year, 1763,
beneath it, plus the phrase con-
cerning bigotry and persecution
in Washington's letter.
Israel Foils Terror
Raid in Lebanon
IDF forces Sunday night
foiled a terror raid across
the Lebanese border. One
would-be infiltrator was
shot dead in an exchange of
fire with an IDF patrol near
the settlement of Zarit on
the border line. An IDF
soldier was injured.
The IDF used flares to
illuminate the area during the
brief encounter.
OFFICIALS in Jerusalem said
Tuesday that the raiders seemed
to have crossed through the ter-
ritory held by the Dutch bat-
talion of UNIFIL. They said
three other groups of terrorists
who set out simultaneously
towards the Israeli border were
stopped by the Dutch, disarmed
and sent back out of the UNIFIL
In another incident Sunday
night in the same area, three
South Lebanon villagers were
killed by a land mine near a
Christian village in Gen. Had-
dad's zone. In retaliation, Had-
dad's guns bombarded Sidon and
Tyre, where the PLO has
The night's incidents were
cited by Prime Minister and De-
fense Minister Menachem Begin
commanding the UN observer
force, UNTSO. The meeting, a
courtesy call by Gen. Kaira. was
arranged some time ago and was
not linked to the border incident.
Israeli sources have reported a
recent rise in tension between
UNIFIL, deployed in South
Lebanon, and PLO units in the
area. There has been a sharp rise
in the number of clashes and
incidents between them and a
concomitant drop-off in the
number of incidents between
UNIFIL and Maj. Haddad's de
facto forces.
KAIRA AND Haddad recently
met over lunch in an effort to
improve the often erratic
relations between the polyglot
UNIFIL force and the Christian
Israeli sources said the Begin -
Kaira meeting was of general
character, with the Finnish
officer questioning the Prime
Minister on his visit to the U.S.
and his expectations of the new
American administration.
Kair was quoted as citing the
cooperation between his forces
and the IDF. This. too. has not
always in the past proceeded
smoothly and to the UN's satis-
faction, and there seems to have
been an improvement of late.
Also present was Kaira's
political aftfe, Jean Claude Aime.
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The Jewish Ploridian of Tampa
Friday, December
News in Brief
Mideast Envoy Linowitz Bids Farewell
Minister Menachem Begin said
here that Israel, Egypt and the
U.S. will publish a joint com-
munique on the status of the
autonomy talks when U.S.
special envoy Sol Linowitz com-
pletes his present visit to the
region. Linowitz met with
President Anwar Sadat in Cairo
Monday and is due in Israel later
Briefing the Knesset's Foreign
Affaire and Security Committee.
Begin disclosed that Israel had
rejected a proposal that the three
countries publish a report
specifying the areas of agreement
and disagreement in the
autonomy negotiations to date.
He said such a report would have
required lengthy talks and nego-
tiations between the parties.
It was reported from Cairo
meanwhile that Linowitz
delivered a message to Sadat
from President-Elect Reagan
containing assurances that the
new administration will support
the Camp Uavid process in the
search for peace in the Middle
Est and that no changes would be
made without the agreement of
both Egypt and Israel.
LONDON Lord Kagan, the
Jewish textile manufacturer who
became a close associate of
former Prime Minister Harold
Wilson, has gone to prison for 10
months and faces fines totaling
more than one million Pounds
Sterling for stealing from his own
Kagan, 64, is the latest
member of Wilson's circle of
Jewish associates to become en-
meshed in a financial scandal. Sir
Eric Miller, the onetime honorary
treasurer of the Socialist Inter-
national, shot himself three years
ago after being accused of mis-
appropriating money from his
Although Kagan was not iden-
tified with organized Jewish life
in this country, press and
television coverage of his trial
and relationship with Wilson
have given prominence to his
Jewish background. In his trial,
in which he admitted stealing
blue dye from his denim factory
in Yorkshire, Kagan claimed that
he put the proceeds into a secret
Swiss bank account and used
them for a secret fund to aid
So/ l.iiuiicilc
Jewish refugees
from Eastern
LOS ANGELES Suspicions
that a recent synagogue fire in
the Los Angeles area was moti-
vated by anti-Semitism were con-
firmed by the arrest of two mem-
bers of the American Nazi Party
announced by the Los Angeles
County Sheriff's Office early this
Detectives said that Michael
Canale, 35, and Eugene Neilson,
24, have been booked on sus-
picion of having set the blaze that
caused more than $100,000 in
damage to Temple Beth David in
the San Gabriel valley during the
early hours of Saturday, Dec. 6.
Canale is being held on SI00,000
bail, sheriff's deputies said.
The fire gutted the sanctuary
of the Reform temple, destroying
many of the Torahs. The county
arson squad reported at the time
that it was a clear case of arson.
Graham, the British Foreign
Office official in charge of the
Middle East, had a secret
meeting this month with PLO
leader Yasir Arafat as part of
Britain's move for closer ties with
the PLO.
The two men met in Beirut on
Dec. 2. Sir John, a deputy under-
secretary, is the most senior
Foreign Office man to have of-
ficially met the PLO chief. The
Foreign Office said the encounter
did not signify a change in
Britain's general Middle East
policy or in its attitude toward
the PLO.
The Israeli Embassy said that
it was awaiting instructions from
Jerusalem on whether to protest
to the Foreign Office. Israeli
officials meanwhile described the
Beirut meeting as "deeply dis-
appointing and very unhelpful"
to Middle East peace prospects.
underwent another 9.4 percent of
inflation during the month of
November, according to official
statistics released Monday. This
figure was the rate of increase of
the consumer price index, a
device worked out by govern-
ment economists to reflect the
average expenditure of the
The November figure brings
the 1980 figure for the first 11
months of the year to 124 per-
cent. However, the rate over the
past several months has been
considerably higher.
Treasury officials immediately
cited the high November figure
as additional proof if proof
were needed of the urgent need
to trim government spending.
BOGOTA David Kimche,
director general of Israel's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
arrived here to meet with
representatives of President Julio
Cesar Turbay Ayala. Kimche
said his trip was made in an effort
to promote closer ties between
Israel and Colombia.
"From the Colombian govern-
ment we are hoping above all, for
friendship and comprehension of
Israel's problems," Kimche said.
"Colombia and Latin America in
general have always maintained
friendly relations with Israel and
we hope that they will not bow to
the economic pressures of the
Arab countries."
Finance Minister Yigael
Hurwitz made use of this
argument at Tuesday's special
Cabinet session when he tried
once again to persuade his col-
leagues to accept the belt-
tightening budget he has sub-
Colombia. like Israel, is
dependent on imported oil
currently 60,000 barrels a day
to meet its energy and fueld
NEW YORK Sen. Rudy
Boschwitz (R-. Minn.), the newly-
appointed chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Middle East
Subcommittee, declared here that
Israel "is indeed a strategic .
to the United States-
asserted that "peace in
Middle East is not going to co
by establishing a Palesti
Boschwitz, a Berlin-born jj
whose parents fled Nazi Germa
and came to America when
was three years old, told sori
200 Zionist Organization
America leaders attending a t*
day national executive committl
meeting here that any propod
for a Palestinian state is '
He said that if Sen. Charll
Percy (R.. 111.), who repor
told Soviet leaders last mon
that he favored a Palestinid
state headed by Palestine Liber
tion Organization chief Yaij
Arafat, feels that creating a PL
state would end tensions in t3
Mideast, Percy .should look to tH
conflicts today among the Art]
states themselves.
Islamic Case for Jerusalem on Agenda
PARIS (JTA) Morocco's King Hassan ai
Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman will meet Frenl
President Valery Giscard d'Estaing to present t|
Moslem case for Jerusalem on behalf of the Islamic Co
ference Al Qods. The Moslem delegation will meet oth
West European leaders, including British Premi
Margaret Thatcher and West German Chancelll
Helmut Schmidt. The Al Qods conference represents
Moslem states.
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MONDAY-FRIDAY 10 a.m. 4 p.m. or By
Britain's Chief Rabbi
At Madrid Conference
The Tampa Jewish Federation
Invites You
Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits,
Britain's Chief Rabbi, flew
to Madrid to take up the
issue of Soviet Jewry with
delegates to the conference
on European Security and
Cooperation. He will be
joining other European
Chief Rabbis who are
taking part in a prolonged
lobby of the conference
which is reviewing the ob-
servance of the Helsinki
agreements' provisions on
human rights.
Last week, European Jewish
lay leaders were in Madrid to
lobby their countries' delegates
over Soviet Jewry.
president of the Board of
Deputies of British Jews, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency on
i. rK-t ki. h*A hi nur-
prised by the insistence with
which one Western country after
another had been "laying into the
Russians" over human rights.
The Canadians had accused them
of using anti-Zionism as a cloak
for anti-Semitism.
In Janner's view, the Russians
themselves had been taken aback
by the refusal of the Western
states to let the human rights
issue be submerged. Even some
Warsaw Pact countries had
attempted to press the Soviet
Union over implementation of the
Helsinki agreements' Final Act,
he said.
Jewish leaders from Prance,
Belgium and Switzerland were
also in Madrid at the same time.
The whole exercise, Janner said,
was a tribute to the new spirit of
cooperation being shown by the
Jewish communities of Europe,
under the combined pressures of
resurgent anti-Semitism and the
Arab oil lobby. Soviet Jewry
campaign leaders, including Rita
Eker, chairman of the British
Women's Campaign for Soviet
Jewry, have also visited Madrid. I
To Hear A Major Address By
Israel's Ambassador To The United Nations
Yehuda Blum
Sunday, December 21, 1980
Jewish Community Center
7:30 P.M.
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