The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
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April 24, 1981
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
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Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
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Volume 3 Number 17
Off Tampa
Tampa, Florida Friday, April 24, 1981
fmt Sfiochtt
Price 35 Cents
Yom Hashoah-Day of Rememberence
Observance to be Held Tuesday, May 5
The Tampa Jewish Commu-
nity will commemorate Yom
lashoah, Day of Remembrance,
Tuesday evening, May 5;
cginning at 8 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center.
Fania Fenelon, the author of
fPlaying For Time" was
cheduled to be the guest
Ipeaker. Due to medical reasons,
Is. Fenelon has cut her lecture
tour short and has returned to
In her place, the annual ob-
servance this year will feature
Lilli Kopecky, a survivor of
Auschwitz, who is Secretary
General of the Public Committee
of Auschwitz and Other
Extermination Camp Survivors
in Israel. She is currently in the
United States as a visiting
professor at Emory University in
Atlanta where she teaches a
course on the Holocaust.
Yom Hashoah is an annual
program sponsored by the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation to honor
and perpetuate the memory of
the six million plus who perished
during the Holocaust. The entire
community is invited and urged
to participate in this memorial
J 1981 Campaign *
$ Continues i
I To Climb! \
JCCPre-School at Kol Ami, For Sure
A Jewish preschool on the rolled in JCC pre-school and then
| north side of Tampa is a reality. JCC members will certainly have
Although some legal matters
I remain to be worked out, there
I will be pre-school classes under
the auspices of the Jewish
I Community Center held at the
I new home of Congregation Kol
| Ami this fail.
The news of this being a
I definite happening, has brought a
I flurry of activity to the Jewish
I Community Center in the form of
new members, since members of
the JCC will have priortiy for the
| openings in the new classes.
Spokesmen for the JCC say
I that there will still be waiting
lists since the new classes will not
provide enough spaces for all the
children whose parents have
indicated they want them in a
children whose parents have
indicated they want them in a
preschool "IF" there is one on
the North Side. Openings will be
strictly on a first-come, first-
served basis. However, parents
whose children are currently en-
priority over children of non-
Ed Finkelstein, executive
director of the Jewish Commu-
nity Center, issued the following
statement: "The realization of a
Northern branch is a dream the
JCC has been working towards
for several years. We will con-
tinue to provide further programs
and services in this area of
Tampa but we must have the
help and support from the resi-
dents in this area."
Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal, of
Congregation Kol Ami, where the
classes will be held said "The
need for a Jewish pre-school in
the north end of town has been
evident for a long time. Many
parents who would have
preferred their children attending
at the JCC have sent them else-
where because of the distances
involved. I am proud that Kol
Ami is making a Northern
Branch of the JCC pre-school
Rabbis Okay
Bio-Genetic World:
The Slew Engineers
Rabbinic experts on
halacha (Jewish religious
law), one Orthodox and one
Conservative, have ex-
pressed in separate state-
ments the opinion that,
with appropriate safe-
guards, halacha does not
ban bio-genetic engineer-
The Orthodox scholar, Dr. J.
David Bleich of Yeshiva
University, expressed that
position in reference to in vitro
fertilization experiments which
have led to what the news media
dubbed the world's first test-tube
baby, Louise Brown in Britain.
There have been reports that a
number of such in vitro ferti-
lization implants are in various
stages of gestation
The Conservative scholar,
Rabbi Seymour Siegel, until re-
cently chairman of the Rabbinical
Assembly's Committee on Law
and Standards, endorsed genetic
engineering, in general, on theo-
logical, ethical and political
grounds, though he did not deal
specifically with in vitro fertili-
zation experiments^
SIEGEL, said Ralph Simon,
professor of ethics at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America, declared in his state-
ment that "questions about the
"dramatic breakthroughs in the
field of genetic engineering" and
that scientists," combining the
fragments of DNA (debxyri-
bonucleic acid) of different or-
ganisms, have opened new vistas
of human progress."
Bleich's views on the halachic
implications of in vitro aspects of
such engineering are outlined in a
chapter of his forthcoming book,
"Judaism and Healing." Noting
that many infertility problems
condemning couples to child-
lessness stem from "blockage of
the wife's fallopian tubes," he de-
clared that "the newly-developed
technique enables conception to
occur outside the fallopian
Removal of the mature ovum
from the ovary and placing it in
"an appropriate culture medium"
in a petri dish, and adding the
male sperm to the solution is
followed, after incubation, by
placement of the fertilized ovum
in the wife's Uterus.
SUCCESS to that point per-
mits the fetus to continue to
develop in an apparently normal
manner, Bleich declared, adding
that the identical technique can
be used to overcome "moderate
, Continued on Page 10
possible. I am sure that the
arrangement will be mutually
Barbara Richman, who will
head the pre-school program for
the JCC but be assisted by a head
teacher at each location, said, "I
find the prospect of a Northern
branch pre-school very challeng-
ing and exciting. I am happy that
we have found a way to fill a
growing need in our community.
I see this effort as an example
of what a community can ac-
complish by cooperating and
working together. We are
grateful to Kol Ami for allowing
us to rent their facility.
Our primary aim, in this
situation, is to keep the welfare of
the pre-schoolers uppermost in
our minds. We will strive to
maintain a quality program at
each location. I will direct both
schools, but there will be a head
teacher at each. The head teacher
will be in charge in my absence
and will carry out some ad-
ministrative duties. This should
avoid my being spread too thin
and help maintain a quality pro-
gram and smooth running
We are sorry that we must
begin our branch school with a
limited enrollment and we under-
stand that we will not be meeting
all of the needs of the Northern
community, at this time. We
hope that people understand,
The 1981 Tampa Jewish
Federation-United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign continues its
forward momentum aided by the
recent campaign dinner. Over
$650,000 has been received to
date showing an increase of
$175,000 on a card-for-card basis.
While campaign officials are
still optimistic that the $1 million
dollar goal can be reached, they
have pointed out that unless
pledges still outstanding are
received at increased levels,
serious budgetary problems are
likely to be faced. "At a time
when we should be expanding
services to meet the increased
demand, it is frightening to even
consider the possibility of cutting
back," Mike Levine, Campaign
Chairman stated.
Division Chairmen have been
asked to follow-up on all out-
standing pledges before the end
of April and the campaign will
concentrate its efforts on new
prospects during May.
During the month of April,
agency board members have par-
ticipated in telephone sessions
reaching many new contributors
to the campaign. The Tampa
Jewish Social Service Board of
Directors held their Telethon
April 1; the Jewish Community
Center Board participated in a
Telethon April 29.
UJA Mission
'I Don't Want To Talk About If
. Les and Hop* Barnett recently
returned from a Leadership
training UJA Mission to Israel.
Hope Barnett is sharing some of
her thoughts from this experience
with the community.
Have you ever said, "No, not
that much" ... "I don't want to
talk about it" "You are
judgemental" .... "How dan
you?" "Well, you're dif-
ferent" "You flatter me by
suggesting I could consider to
give that much" ."I know my
gift is not credible, but that's all
I'm going to give" "It's your
priority, not mine "You have
a chip on your shoulder because
you give so much" ... "I do
other things"!
I've often thought to myself,
why? First of all, why do people
feel threatened
or negative and
that it is better to start small and secondly, who do volunteers
grow from there. We feel that a continue to work at this
small branch school will be seemingly thankless job?
manageable in the beginning and The first question is fairly
will enable us to establish the complex why all the excuses?
quality which we hope to
What nice Jewish boy or girl
grows up and goes around asking
for money? Therefore, in some
people's minds, the person asking
can't be nice-----so I just won't
see them-----I don't have to,
that's ok.
Also, who wants to part with
money-----it* not easy to come
by-----I work hard for it, it's
mine to do as I please-----I
don't want someone making me
feel quilty for what I want to
forget-----just let me assimilate
(-----do a little here and there for
my temple, synagogue, JCC,
organization and that is enough!
There are educational programs,
"Proclaim Liberty", Young
Leadership Development
seminars. Community Relations
programs, Holocaust Memora
Day (Yom Hashoa), anti-
Semitism discussions-----all
year long-----I can go to these
things which don't cost anything
to me or maybe a little, but that's
Continued on Page 2
Violence on Rtse
Conflicting Views of Growing Unrest
Eye The New Radicalization of Europe
London Chronicle Syndicate
LONDON Last Year's
bomb attacks in Paris,
Bologna and Munich
underline the growing ra-
dicalization of right-wing
extremist groups in
Europe. This sophisticated
terrorist strategy of tension
seeks to progressively dis-
integrate society, to divide
people, and to show
deomocratic government as
impotent and discreditable.
Additionally, a gradual
development of new right-
wing intellectual processes
sanctions and praises
aspects of fascism and
Nazism; this emanates
from the French New Right
and traditional anti-Holo-
caust revisionists.
In combination with a Europe
weakened by an ailing economy,
unemployment, and chronic
inflation, a classic seed-bed for
fascism now exists. Extreme
right-wing exploitation of serious
economic and political problems
can and does accentuate
grievances and feelings of in-
security amongst the deprived.
Unsolved unemployment tends
to produce reactions in such
groups against minorities per-
ceived as being treated different-
ly in comparison with themselves
or held responsible for poverty
and the general situation.
TODAY'S problem is that
overt fascist activities combined
with subtle literary attacks
generate a creeping racism aimed
at minorities, migrant workers
and the ultimate historic scape-
goat, the Jew. This discrimina-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Echoes of Children' on TV
Everyone has heard of Anne
Frank, but actually there were
some 1.500.000 Anne Franks -
Jewish children who were tor-
tured and ravaged in Nazi con-
centration camps.
It was in these children's
memory that Canadian composer
Ben Steinberg two years ago
wrote his cantata. Echoes of
Children" for orchestra, chorus,
tenor, alto and narrator. For his
text, the composer used the
unedited words of these children
left behind in diaries, letters, and
scraps of paper now on deposit in
the archives of Yad Yashem. the
memorial in Jerusalem to the
victims of concentration camps.
"Echoes of Children." a
moving Holocaust cantata by
Mr. Steinberg, performed by the
Toledo Symphony Orchestra and
horale will air on WEDU,
Channel 3. on May 4 at 8
Featured on the program are
Hershel Bernardi. narrator; Ruth
Slater. Alto; Cantor Severin
Weingort. Tenor. The TSO is
conducted by Yuval Zallovk.
Also featured on the program are
opening remarks by Dr. Arnold
Carvel, and a very moving
reflection on her days in various
roncentration camps by Gerda
Veismann Klein.
Steinberg researched the
archives in 1973. and wrote the
work in Jerusalem while a guest
at the Israeli artists retreat
Mishkenot Sha'ananim
The performance was made
possible by Toledo Public Broad-
casting through a grant from The
Central Education Network and
by grants from the Dana Corp..
the First Federal Savings and
Loan teas and the Toledo
fa Community Foundation,
in cooperation with the Board of
-h Education of the Jewish
Welfare Federation of Toledo
(Irma Shainberg Sheon. director.
Holocaust Resource Center of the
JWP was Project Coordinator),
and the board of Education of the
Catholic Diocese of Toledo.
The airing of "Echoes of Chil-
dren" on WEDU coincides with
the Tampa Jewish Federation
sponsored Yom Hoshoa
Program. "Echoes of Children" is
brought to Tampa in cooperation
with the Tampa Jewish
Federation under the sponsorship
if WEDU.
Holocaust Television Programs
Two out of every three
European Jews were ex-
terminated during the Nazi
regime. Their deaths are comme-
morated in Jerusalem's Yad
Yashem, a monument and
museum of the Holocaust. There,
an eternal flame burns in the
midst of a floor made of six mil-
lion pieces of mosaic tile, each
signifying a life lost during the
Nazi horror.
In May, Channel 16 airs three
programs that observe the
horrifying and tragic events of
World War II Europe.
Avenue of the Just, airing
Saturday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m., on
Channel 16, portrays the poig-
nant olive tree-lined walk leading
to Yad Yashem. Symbolizing
heroism and life, each tree on the
Avnue of the Just bears the name
of a Christian who save Jewish
lives during the terrible Hitler
years. The hour-long special
explores the motivations of these
valiant people who endangered
their own lives and the lives of
friends and families to save Jews.
Ten of the rescuers and some of
the people they saved recount
their personal experiences.
Filmed in the United States,
Western Europe, and Israel.
Avenue of the Just features an
interview with Anne Frank's
father and the people who hid the
Frank family.
Immediately following A venue
of the Just on May 2, at 3:30
p.m., Joyce Hartmann hosts a
local program with the same
theme: Holocaust: A Need to
Remember. Four Holocaust
survivors now reside in the
Tampa area and tell their stories
of escape or endurance.
This program was made last
year and is repeated this year.
Local residents who will share
their stories with us are Judith
Pressman, Alex Roslan. Dr.
Hans Juergensen and Cantor
William Hauben.
Warsaw attorney Judith
Pressman, judged "young and
strong" by Nazi captors, was
spared the gas chambers and
forced to work in several con-
centration camps. Alex Roslan
was one of the gentiles honored at
the Avenue of the Just. At great
personal risk, he and his family
saved the lives of two young
Jewish brothers and hid them in
their home during the war.
University of South Florida hu-
manities professor. Dr. Hans
Juergensen. was one of 14 boys
shipped out of Germany when
Hitler ascended to power, as part
of the first Children's Transport
to America project. Cantor
William Hauben was saved from
the gas chambers by his musical
ability. While interned, he was
summoned to perform at the
whims of his captors. He closes
the program by singing the tra-
ditional prayer for the Jews who
perished during the Holocaust.
Neo-Nazi Sentenced For
Assulting a Jewish Man
PARIS (JTA) A 19-year-old neo-Nazi has been
sentenced to two years' imprisonment for assault against
a Jewish man wearing a yarmulka. A Paris criminal court
found no mitigating circumstances in favor of Nicolas
Gillet who was given an additional one-year suspended
sentence and a five-year term of probation.
THE VICTIM, 40-year-old Paul Blanzi, was
awarded 20,000 francs ($4,000) for immediate medical ex-
penses and 5,800 francs ($1,200) in damages. It is one of
the severest sentences imposed in recent years by a
French court on a first offender for this type of offense.
The victim was driving by the Paris Assas Law
School when he was attacked by a score of men armed
with steel bars, sticks and chains. Gillet is a former mem-
ber in a neo-Nazi organization, The Youth Front.
'I Don't Want To Talk About It'
Continued from Page 1
Jewish enough.
And now comes the Tampa
Jewish Federation-United Jewish
Campaign-----my friend and
acquaintances start calling .
Haven't I already done
Chances are the person who is
calling has seen, or heard the Yad
Vashen (the Holocaust Memorial
in Israel). Your friend has seen
your family and mine staring out
of graphic pictures with black
eyes-----two million children
under 14 years of age four
million adults.
Your friend has listened to the
story of a widow whose husband
was hanged because he was
Jewish within an hour of his
being taken away from his home
in Iran.The widow came to Israel
with two children under three and
one small suitcase.
Your friend has said Kaddish
with a man whose son at 23 was
killed defending Israel from
Your friend has heard the old
woman who is in a nursing home
in Israel say,"Bless you. Bless
you" and remembers the wrinkles
of history in her face and the
blanket covering the stumps
which were once active legs. Your
friend remembers that once this
woman was like her-----| young,
vibrant, able to contribute to the
lives of others.
Your friend remembers the
young Israeli soldier who said,
"nobody ships classes in the
Army-----we know we'll need
our training-----we learn for real
here-----I may die if I miss a
class that teaches me what I need
for that one moment."
Your friend remembers
walking into the bomb shelter in
the Golan Heights near the
border between Israel and
Lebanon seeing cribes lined up on
the walls.
Your friend and mine
remembers the local agencies
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funded and that your family and
mine through subsidies accept
dollars for the Social Service,
Jt'( and Hillel School to
mention a few.
Your friend knows that we in
this Tampa community need
more for our families-----your
friend knows he or she can count
on you because we have to-----
we MUST. We certainly can't
count on the world-----look at
the U. N. votes.
Your friend also knows all of
the excuses we start out with
-----this year how about putting
them aside, make yourself proud,
show you really do care
Don't make it hard-----don't
make your firend have to say
-----why am I doing this to
myself-----and then have to
flash back to the old woman, or
the six million deed to give him
strength to call you we are all
Jews together let's show it
Your Friend,
Sun City
Center News
A unique and heart-warming
event: a hopeful example of
mutual respect and brotherhood
is being unfolded here in Sun City
For the past three years, many
of us Jews in Sun City Center
have been conducting Sabbath
eve services in the Meditation
Chapel of the United Community
Church here. Their pastor. Dr.
Robert Gingery, and his congre-
gation have been most helpful in
encouraging and helping us
achieve a viable religious Jewish
The Meditation Chapel is a
beautiful stained-glass room of
quiet dignity and serenity.
We have just been informed by
Dr. Gingery that the Meditation
Chapel could be our permanent
home for religious services.
We could, if we so desire (and
of course we so desire) build an
Ark for our Torah. and convert
the Chapel into a synagogue.
What a challenge to our Jewish
community here! And we've
accepted this challenge.
It's also interesting to note
that our Jewish Congregation of
Sun City Center is an active par-
ticipant in inter-religious affairs.
Three of our members are on the
Board of Directors of the Inter-
faith Social Action Council of
Sun City Center. The Council is
made up of six local churches and
our synagogue group. We raise
funds for educational scholar-
ships, food and clothing for the
needy in our local area.
Our role in the community has
been further enhanced by the
appointment of one of our mem-
bers to the Board of Directors of
the Community Church College:
an educational institution whose
course offerings involve more
than a thousand (1.000) students.
We are therefore in the ea-
viable position of not only fa
thering our Jewish reupL
activities, but also being r
ognized and accepted as a vim
part of the community we lrve ^
We're also happy to report Uat
we relate to the Tampa Jewish
Community as well.
Thus, when we needed pnyer
books. Congregation Schaarai
Zedek responded. Some of us
contribute to the Tampa UJA
drive. We hope to focus more
attention on our Jewish Com-
munity here in future UJA
drives. We are in the midst of i
membership drive for the Jewish
War Veterans Post 373 of
Tampa. We hope to establish 11
mini post here as part of the
Tampa post.
And we do follow Jewish Com-
munity Center activities and par-
ticipate where possible.
So we extend our hands is
Jewish brotherhood to our Jew
ish brethren in Tampa
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knowledge of income tax
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Please Call:
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Congregation Kol Ami 962-6338
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Friday, April 24,1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Floridian Spotlight on Howard Sinsley
By Judith RoMnkrmnz
When Nina Garber and
Howard Sinsley were married in
the first wedding ceremony held
at the new Beth Israel Syna-
gogue on Swann Avenue on
August 22, 1959, who would
think that 22 years later it would
be Howard Sinsley, president,
and Nina Garber Sinsley, first
lady, of the combined congre-
gations of Beth Israel anJ
flodeph Sholom?
And it isn't just that he is the
president, but he is the first
elected president of the merged
congregations. Sam Verkauf,
then president and now chairman
of the board was the presiding
president over the merger but
this is the first election since the
groups officially became one.
Sentimentality reigned
throughout Sinsley *s installation.
He asked Paul Buchman and
Gene Linsky to serve as instal-
ling officers. Both of these past
presidents and past chairmen of
the board of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom had played very
important roles in Howard
Sinsley's congregation life. It
was Paul Buchman who had
appointed Howard Sinsley chair-
man of the education committee
at Rodeph Sholom nine years
ago. It was Gene Linsky who
convinced Sinsley to be president
of the Men's Club another major
step in his involvement in Syna-
gogue administration.
Incidentally it was an origina
installation service by Pau
Buchman used February 20 foi
Sinsley's installation.
Serving with Sinsley as presi-
dent and Verkauf as chairman of
the board are president-elect,
Louis Morris; vice presidents
Michael Levine and Michael
Linsky; Treasurer, Jeffrey
Davidson; Financial Secretary,
Martin Solomon; Corresponding
Secretary, Bernice Wolf son and
Recording Secretary Ira
Weinstein. Honorary President
of the congregation is Manual
The smile on Sinsley's face
turns very serious when he starts
to talk about his plans for
Howard Sinsley
Rodeph Sholom for the next two
years. "I want to concentrate on
keeping the lines of commu-
nication open With the
whole congregation and with the
community," he said. "I want the
total congregation to be involved
in the community. And to be
involved, they have to know more
about what's going on."
Another part of Sinsley's pro-
gram will be directed toward the
development of a Youth Activi-
ties Program aimed at the 13 year
old through high school age.
"Survival of any Jewish entity is
through its youth. Without
cultivation and motivation and
providing initiative to be in-
volved, we could lose them," said
The third part of the "Sinsley
Plan" calls for family involve-
ment: through the youth, and
through individual efforts. "I'd
like to see the congregation con-
tribution and remaining active,
involving themselves individ-
ually and as a family."
The first item on the Sinsley
agenda is the securing of a rabbi.
Rabbi Martin Sandberg has
announced his resignation ef-
fective July 1. Dr. Carnot Nelson
and Michael Linsky are co-chair-
man of the pulpit search commit-
tee which has been screening and
interviewing candidates for this
Administration being the
career of Howard Sinsley, there
are many who are anxious to see
him apply some of his techniques
to the synagogue. He is Director
of Program Development at
Hillsborough Community Col-
lege, now, having joined the
original faculty of HCC as Dean
of Admissions. Prior to that he
was Dean of Admissions at the
University of South Florida.
He is a member of the Tampa
Jewish Social Service Industrial-
Employment Committee and was
i on the Chamber of Commerce
Salute to Higher Education
Committee. He also served on the
Chamber's Viet Nam Veteran
Advisory Council. He as
consultant to the governor's
committee on vocational
education and was on the ad-
visory board of Upward Bound
Florida School Relations
Sinsley is a graduate of the
University of Tampa and has
done graduate work at CCNY,
Hunter College and the Universi-
ty of Mississippi. First lady,
Nina, now is the Hillel School
librarian. She previously worked
at USF developing materials for
teaching the retarded people.
How was it that he got married
at Beth Israel? "My parents were
members of Beth Israel," he said,
"And we decided to have our
wedding here and a reception in
New York instead of the
reverse." Nina Sinsley said for a
while it made her nervous. "Our
wedding cake was baked at the
old Alessi's (since closed follow-
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ing a fire) our reception was at
the Temple Terrace Hotel (torn
down for the building of Tampa
Federal) after a ceremony at Beth
Israel (now merged with Rodeph
Sholom and the building turned
over to Hillel School). I guess it is
only important that we are here!
ihe laughed.
Nina and Howard are the
rarents of three children Joshua,
19; Jay, 15; and Kate 10.
At Rodeph Sholom, look for
the tall man with the most win-
ning smile, quickest handshake
ind usually with a pipe at hand
ind you will have found Congre-
gation Rodeph Sholom's presi-
ient for 1981-83, Howard Sin-
Passover Massage
As we gather to celebrate Passover in communities through-
>ut North America, we will reenact and ancient drama which has
special meaning for us today.
"Let all those who are hungry come and eat." These words,
from our Passover Haggaday, embody the compassion and
caring which lie at the heart of our tradition. During the coming
year, those who are hungry in body or in spirit will turn to
us. At home we may find the call for aid intensifying. Our Jew-
ish elderly require our assistance to live in safety and in dignity.
Our Jewish elementary and high school children and college-age
youth turn to us to provide the keys to their Jewish heritage.
Soviet Jews building new lives in our communities must know
we stand beside them.
In the Soviet Union, Anatoly Scharansky, Ida Nudel and oth-
ers bear witness to the fact of oppression. In Israel our people
face the long grueling struggle to build the peace.
During this Passover season, let us renew our covenant as a
people, and open our hearts to Jews in need throughout the

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 24,
Whither Our AWACS?
We are happy to see the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation's circularization to its membership a
statement on the stakes involved in the Reagan Ad-
ministration's decision to sell AWACS to Saudi
Arabia, and now anti-tank missiles, too.
The upshot must be that every thinking Jewish
Floridian voice his criticism of these Administration
policies that they consider harmful. Few national
Jewish leaders have issued more than token state-
ments on this issue.
The appeal now for each of us individually to let
the Administration know how we feel could not have
been timed better. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D..
Ohioi. himself taking note of the weakness of the
American Jewish response to the Administration s
plans, has declared: "The time has come for
American Jews to dig in their heels and say no
this is wrong. This is dangerous, and we're not going
to sit idly by while the survival of Israel is
Neither is it, as we have suggested in these
columns before, pertinent any longer to argue that if
Saudi Arabia comes around and joins the Camp
David process, then and only then would the
AWACS sale be acceptable.
To recap what we said here only last week:
Regardless of any such Saudi commitment, the very
nature of the military equipment at issue is a threat
to Mideast stability, and its very presence in the
hands of the Saudis is an ultimate threat to Israel
therefore. Remember the Shah? King Khalid could be
next, and then whither our AWACS?

No Permanent Peace
By the time these words are in print, the big
artillery pieces may be firing again across the border
between Lebanon and Israel. Katyusha rockets may
be crashing anew into settlements in the Galilee.
But as of early this week, with word announced
in Tel Aviv of the meeting between Prime Minister
Menachem Begin and William Callaghan, the
commander of the UNIFIL forces in Lebanon
stationed there to keep the peace between the Chris-
tian and Moslem forces, it appeared that Israel was
determined to cool what is an increasingly hot
Most immediately, the struggle is not between
Israel and Lebanon it never was, not until Yasir
Arafat made Lebanon the staging area for his PLO
terrorist attacks on Israel. The struggle is between
Israel and Syria. It involves Syria's growing
determination to engulf that entire Arab nation and
propose yet a third Arab front on Israel's northern
If the quiet of stilled cannon and rocketfire
prevails. perhaps some sense can begin to be made of
what is occurring in Lebanon.
Frankly, we doubt it. At least for the foreseeable
future, the Lebanese agony plays second fiddle to
two Arab allies: Syria's Assad and the PLO's Arafat.
And their purpose is more likely sculpted in Moscow
than either in Beirut or in Damascus.
The End of Passover
Choi Hamoed Pesach is over Friday. The last
two days of Passover will be observed beginning with
Friday evening services this weekend.
Thus comes to a close a holiday full of joy, with
the voices of happy children still in our ears, waiting
the Four Questions, singing Chad Gadya, stealing
the Afikomen, without which the Seder can not end.
We wish there were an Afikomen they could
steal for the holiday itself Passover is that joyous
an occasion, we do not want to see it come to a close.
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Fixing Responsibility for Terror
THE) scwuno has not
changed. The PLO terrorists, as
agents of the Kremlin, continue
to pose a real threat to American
interests not only around the
globe but also here at borne where
they have joined forces with
known anti-Semitic groups.
It now appears that the new
Reagan Administration, with
Alexander M. Haig. Jr in charge
of the hitherto tarnished State
Department, and Jeanne Kirk-
pathek. as new L'.S. Ambassador
to the UN, will be fully alerted to
the PLO threat and not succumb
to the tempting "bait" held out
by the many pro-PLO states
among whom are Bruno
Kreisky s Austria. Giscard
d'Estaing's France and a few
other oil-intimidated nations
In his reply to queries at his
first press conference. Gen. Haig
made the Administration
position unequivocal: one the
PLO will never be recognized so
long as it rejects resolution 242
and refuses to accept Israel's
sovereignty: two Jerusalem
must remain undivided, three,
terrorism will be fought on all
SAID HAIG. The greatest
problem to me in the human
rights area today is the area of
rampant international terrorism
on both sides of the Iron Cur-
tain, and the Soviets "are in-
volved in conscious policy, in
programs, if you will, which
foster support and expand this
activity which is hemmorrhaging
in many respects throughout the
world." He added that the Camp
David accords must be con
Now there is new-found
confirmation in two important
sources, the Washington Poat
and Commentary Magazine
In a leading editorial of the
Poet entitled "Fixing Responafc.
ility for Terror," emphasis
made on the fact tha: the.
principle sources of terror m the
world are "the Soviet Union and
its allies and such groups as the
PLO."- It then discloses
something that has been hinted
at previously, name! v. that
there was both a PLO ana a
Soviet hand behind the seizure of
the American hostages in Iran."
This is a charge which a un-
doubtedly known to the CIA and
may well be the reason why
President Reagan, in his first
press conference, also stressed
this point. "Any attempt to com-
bat terrorism must cope, if not
start, with that fact." the Post
editorial declared and added
"The PLO openly conducts
acts of terror against Israel and
more quietly maintains
ideological or organizational
contacts with killers with other
obsessions in what Claire
Sterling called, in an oped article
the other day. the terror net-
work.' Do the people who un-
derstand' PLO violence when it is
directed at Israelis realize that
they are thereby in some measure
supporting attacks on others?
The PLO needs to be called to
account, by its friends, for this
connection. The United States.
which has linked its acceptance of
the PLO to the PLO's renun
ciation of terror against Israel,
needs also to ask that it sever its
links with Carlos and the Jackel
and the Japanese Red Army.
Certainly the PLO deserves no
credit for attempting to intervene
for the hostages in Iran, when its
larger role was to help make the
terrorists assault possible in the
first place. .
THE OTHER source, con-
firming criticism of the Andrew-
Young-Donald McHenry era here
at the UN. is an article bj
Daniel Patrick Moynihan ap-
pearing in a recent is-.
Commentary m which he I
both Y^ung and McHeni
being guilty of psychological
arrogance' in their pro-Third
World approach to the Midcie
Continued on Page
Church Exemptions
Do They Mean School Exemptions?
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Friday. April 24. 1981
Volume 54
Number 17
churches are exempt from
paying unemployment
taxes for their employees,
shouldn't church schools be
exempt too?
Yes, argues the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress, in a
friend of the court brief
filed with the United States
Supreme Court.
The case raises First Amend-
ment issues of religious freedom
and church-state separation that
could affect the operations of
parochial schools across the
country, according to Prof.
Abraham S. Goldstein, co-chair-
man of the American Jewish
Congress Commission on Law
and Social Action, who an-
nounced the filing of the brief.
THE CASE. St. Martin Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church v. South
Dakota, involves two church
schools. Northwestern Lutheran
Academy in Mobridge, S.D., and
St. Martin's Evangelical
Lutheran School in Watertown,
S.D. The American Jewish Con-
gress brief supports the two
church schools.
Bator* Jan. 1. 1978. the Fed-
eral Unemployment Tax Act
(FUTAI permitted states to
exempt certain organizations
from unemployment com-
pensation taxation. These
exemptions, codified in a parallel
South Dakota Law. included
churches, associations of
churches, organizations
"operated primarily for religious
purposes" by churches, ministers
and members of religious orders,
and schools other than state
In 1976 Congress amended
FUTA, eliminating the clause on
non-public schools, and South
Dakota followed suit. In 1978,
the Secretary of Labor deter-
mined that, in light of the repeal,
church-related schools were not
exempt from state unemploy-
ment tax.
AS A RESULT, the State of
South Dakota issued a deter-
mination that both the Lutheran
Academy and St. Martin's
School were subject to coverage
by the state's unemployment tax.
The Supreme Court of South
Dakota upheld the ruling. What-
ever burdens were placed on
parochial schools were justified
by compelling governmental
interests, it held, asserting also
that tne statute did not unduly
entangle church and state.
If the court finds that the
Legislature intended to bar the
exemption for church schools, the
American Jewish Congress brief
argued. We reapactiully urge. ****
that the unemployment compen-
sation law be declared unconsti-
"OUR THEORY of unconsu
tutionality is a simple one. We
believe that Congress might,
consistent with the First Amend
ment, impose unemployment tax
Liability on all religious insti-
tutions, including churches [qua
bouses of worship) and church-
related schools.
"If such a scheme were en-
acted, the costs and burdens
imposed on religious institutions
would be justified, we believe, by
the compelling governmental
interest in providing financial
assistance to those who are un-
employed through no fault of
their own. So long as it were ad-
ministered so aa to minimize
governmental ntingli>,*1*nt in
church affaire, a statutory com-
pensation scheme which included
both churches and church schools
within its orbit would be con-
"But this is not the un-
employment compensation
scheme with which this Court is
faced. "Churches' are unequivo-
cally excluded from coverage
Having decided to exclude-
churches from FUTA coverage,
Congress may not than mandate
inclusion of church-related
elementary and secondary

Friday, April 24, 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
Congregants of Congregation Schaarai Zedek had an exicting time Sunday, April 12. Instead of the
traditional model sedars, the Religious School Committee sponsored a Passover Extravaganza.
This was a day of Passover preparation and learning. Workshops were held for parents and children
|r/iaf included How to Lead a Sedar, How to Make Motzah covers, How to Make Sedar Plates, How to
Make Macaroons, even special instructions on reciting the four questions.
Judging from the smiling faces, sticky fingers and the motivation not to miss any of the workshops, it
as a good time for all who attended this day.
Congregations, Organizations Events
UJA Leadership
The United Jewish Appeal
len's and Women's Cabinets
fill hold a Young Leadership
letreat Weekend May 15, 16, 17
it the Hyatt House in Orlando.
There are programs for chil-
dren which will make this retreat
convenient for families with chil-
Iren between age 5-13.
Scholars-in-Residence include
jAlbee and Jerry Hornblass.
ISeminar topics include: Alloca-
tions and Budgeting; Campaign-
ling; Leadership Development
I Programming and Programming
I for the Future.
There is a registration fee in
I addition to hotel costs which are
[offset through a subsidy
provided by the TJF. Interested
hwrsons should contact the
Tampa Jewish Federation office,
Israeli Students
Several upcoming Television
shows will be of particular in-
lu-rest Monday, April 27 at noon
land repeating Tuesday, April 28
lat 8:30 p.m. There will be a
| program developed here in
Tampa by Bonnie Hayflick
I Channel 16, concerning life in
Israel today. This interview with
I two Israeli foreign exchange stu-
fo reign
Available tor
Weddlnge Bar Mtavot
Musical Entertainment
Socializing in
laraell & Contemporary Mi
Cantorlal & Religious Sen,
dents who recently visited
Tampa under the coordination of
the Tampa Jewish Community
Center will feature a discussion
about Israel and the United
States. The focus of this program
will be the social, political and
economic differences between the
two countries and the students
adjustments to western life.
On Sunday, May 3, the Sister-
hood of Kol Ami will be sponsor-
ing a patio-champagne Brunch
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This de-
lightful Sunday morning event
will be given to help purchase
items for the kitchen in Kol
Ami's new synagogue. The
brunch will be held at the home of
Barbie Levine, 4330 Carrollwood
Village Drive and members of the
Sisterhood will be catering the
brunch which will feature such
delights as blintze souffles,
quiches and other delicious items.
During the brunch the new 1981-
82 Board of Officers of the Sister-
hood will be introduced.
Please R.S.V.P. with your do-
nation of ten dollars or more for
this fun event to Sheryl Yudis,
chairman, 12209 Snead Place,
Tampa, 33624. For further infor-
mation or reservations, please
call Sheryl at 962-4338.
I Shabbation Planned'
Students in Congregation Kol
Ami's Hebrew School will attend
an exciting Shabbaton weekend
on May 8-10. Members of the
Alef through Hey classes will
journey to Camp Keystone
Friday afternoon and spend the
weekend engaged in Shabbat, ed-
ucational and recreational ac-
School Board Chairman, Dr.
Steven Schimmel, said: "We are
very excited about our first
Shabbaton. It is these tyjjes f
extra-curricular activities which
make our children look forward to
attending our Religious School."
"Many people are involved in
preparing this Shabbaton. We
have parents preparing Kosher
food to take with us, driving to
the campsite and even chaperon-
ing the weekend! The theme of
the Shabbaton will be Israeli In-
dependence Day."
Already planned for the week-
end are Shabbat services, festive
meals, a Biblicial Treasure Hunt,
a campfire, sports and a variety
of other activities.
The Shabbaton will culminate
on Sunday with all students who
attended being transported to the
JCC to take part in the city wide
(Cbndlelighimg lime 6:40)
Passover JCC Closed
JCC Closed Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Tennis
Day and Dinner 1-9 p.m. SCHZFTY Meeting evening
Congregation Kol Ami Annual Meeting 8 p.m.
Community Relations Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. Jewish
Women for Jewish Survival Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom "Lunch and Learn" noon
Tampo Jewish Social Service Executive Board at 6 p.m. and
Regular Board at 7:30 p.m. Hadassah-Ameet General Meeting
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Board Meeting at 10
a.m. and Regular Meeting and Program at 11 a.m. Temple
David Regular Meeting at noon Congregation Kol Ami Men's
Club 7 p.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom Executive Board
Meeting 8 p.m.
Hillel School Parents' Board Meeting 9 a.m. ORT (evening
and daytime chapters) Bowling 9:30 a. m. JCC Food Co-op 10
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai Zedek Adult
Education 7:30 p.m.
(Candlelighting time 6:44)
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The Jeuish Floridian of Tampa
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Paris Scene
Lebanon s behalf, and maverick Socialist rtwr4^Wc
"<*>* Marie-France Garraud Mitterrand, on the other h*
has rapped Giacard far having generally supports the G^i
taken a "tentative approach" and Administration's policy i
of having lacked determination. area. m <*
France is reasserting its
determination to try to
strengthen the official
Lebanese army in order to
obtain a lasting ceasefire in
that war-torn country. The
French government has
decided to dispatch to
Beirut a top French dele-
gation to investigate th<
Lebanese army's needs ir
modern equipment so as u
strengthen it as quickly a
In spite of the current electior
campaign, practically all French
parties support the stand taker
VoU'~, Giacard D'Eitaintf
by President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing and the current ad-
ministration France has felt a
traditional responsibility for
Lebanon which, until the end o'
World War II. was a Frencl
Israel Independence Day
It will be a lovely spnng day
hopefully It will" be a time u
share rebirth with one's famiK
and enjoy Being It will be a tinv
to remember that independent
does not come easily either u
one's personal life or in the lif
of a nation, therefore, when ir
dependence is won. a is sweei
Breathe deeply and enjoy the
lighthearted atmosphere at thi
Israel Independence Day Festi
val on May 10 at the Tampa Jew
ish Community Center. 280t
Horatio. If your children art
participating in any of the
athletic events, you will want u
cheer them on. You may even asl
your children to serve as cheer
leaders while you go and nego
tiate with a tennis ball Asid
from having a heck-of-good-tnrx
your reward will be having th>
opportunity to meet deiensiv.
coach Tom Bass and some of thi
Tamne Bay Buccaneers. Coacl
Bass has graciously agreed to
present awards to event winners
and is looking forward to meeting
If you are not participating,
breathe deeply and let yourself
enjoy the carnival atmosphere.
You will have the opportunity to
buy a scrumptous lunch which
will be provided by the B'nai
B'rith men. After lunch stroll
through the booth area to par-
take of displays by the young
people of the Jewish community,
senior arts and crafts. El Al Air-
lines. Jewish organizations and
Soviet Jewry
And. by all means, stop by the
truck where the man in the
sky." Al Ford of WDAE's Sky
Patrol will be giving you free
bags of bagels (courtesy of
Lender's Bagels) as part of "The
Great Bagel Giveaway
What a nice way to spend a
Sunday afternoon. May 3. at
1230 to 3:30 p.m.:
JCC Pre-School Facts
Leah Davidson, chairman of
the Jewish Community Centet
Early Childhood Committee, has
released the following informs
lion concerning the JCC branch
pre-school in the CarroUwood
area this fall. The school will be
housed in Congregation Kol Am
on Moran Road
Programs, offered at the
Northern Branch School will
include: 2 Day Program for 2
year olds, 3 Day Program for 2' i-
3 year olds and a 5 Day Program
for 4 and 5 year olds. The JCC
also plans to offer Playtots. a
parent-child play group for ages
18 months to 2'/, years at the
Northern Branch.
The Northern branch school
will not offer a kindergarten or an
extended day program, at this
time These classes will be held
only at the JCC on Horatio
As, at the main branch,
members of the Jewish Commu-
nity Center will pay substantially
lower tuition rates than non-
members. Members of the JCC
will also receive priority for
available openings. Parents of
children who attend the Northern
Branch Pre-school will be
required to volunteer in their
child's classroom on a rotating
Registration for all 1981-82
pre-school classes will begin
hortly Remember, only JCC
numbers will be mailed the pre-
school brochure. AH others may
pick one up at the JCC or may be
placed on the mailing list for a $2
Barbara Richman. Early
Childhood Director, recommends
that parents register in person.
Parents must complete and sign
a registration form and pay the
registration fee in order for their
child to be placed in the school. A
separate form is required for each
child Parents may also mail in
their registration, but if ;hi is
done, the JCC cannot give
assurance that a place will be
available. Phone registrations
will not be accepted.
Priority will be given until
May 10. to current JCC Pre-
school students whose families
are members of the center
Current center members applica-
tions will receive priority until
May 17. Parents who register
before June I, wifl pay the Early
Bird registration fee which offers
a significant savings. For more
information, please contact the
JCC, 872-4451.
protectorate and where French b
still the main language.French
hospitals, schools and com-
mercial firms operate throughout
Lebanon and French public
opinion looks upon the country as
having a special organic
relationship with metropolitan
FRANCE HAS proposed on
several occasions, between 1975-
1976. to send a peacekeeping
force to supervise the various
ceasefire agreements and replace
the 25.000-strong rjredominantly
Syrian Arab peacekeeping force
which has been stationed in
Lebanon since 1975. The
Lebanese government, fearful of
being accused or inviting the
colonialists back to Beirut" and
under strong pressure from the
arring Lebanese factions, has
refused to request such a force-
Pars, however, insists on an
official request by Lebanon as a
pre-condition for dispatching
such a force.
Syria has also traditionally
opposed the French inkiative and
Israel was not over-enthusiastic
The Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization has also always op-
posed the stationing of French
troops anywhere in Lebanon.
ng that such a move would
threaten not only Lebanon alone
but the entire region
France has traditionally refused
to become involved with the
various warring factions but it
nunication with all of them and
las always supported the central
jovernment of President Elias
S ark is
AFTER RECENT French pro-
posals for an international peace-
keeping force faded away because
of lack of support in Lebanon and
abroad. France now intends to
try to strengthen the 18.000-man
Lebanese army of which less than
a third is operational-
French sources say that Sec-
retary of State Alexander Haig
endorsed both French sugges-
tions: sending an international
force. or alternatively
strengthening the Lebanese
army. During his recent stopover
in Paris where he conferred with
Giscard. Haig said that the
United Nations will have to play
a role" in this process. French
officials now believe that L'N
involvement is dooming the
This view explains Frances
decision to go it alone, to try
and smooth over possible
regional opposition The French
Ambassadors to Israel. Syria.
Jordan and Saudi Arabia have
been instructed to explain to the
various governments France's
"disinterested concern" over the
Lebanese situation.
FRANCE HAS already sent to
Lebanon helicopters, troop
transport and armored vehicles
and is p repairing to airlift
mortars, light artilllery and com-
munications equipment.
Most of Giscard s election
rivals have accused him of not
having done enough for lebanoo
during his term in office.
Gaullist candidate Jacques
Chirac is far more milit^n on
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Syria authorities were deeply involved in all aspects ofj
terrorist attempt to infiltrate Israel by gliders last month
to carry out sabotage missions. Details were supplied by
the two terrorists captured after their glider crash landed
in I srael one a Syrian and the other a Turk.
Under interrogation, the terrorists indicated that the
Syrians spared no effort to provide logistical assistance
for the mission. They established a special base for the
purpose south of Horns in southwestern Syria, provided
the terrorists with gliding instructors from their own
commando units, and placed Syrian army technicians in
charge of maintaining the gliders and balloons which were
also placed at the disposal of the terrorists.
TEL AVIV Prime Minister Menachem Began and
United Nations Undersecretary General Brian Urquhart
agreed today on the urgent need for a lasting ceasefire in
Lebanon and Begin pledged Israel's support for any
measures to end the bloodshed in Beirut and Zahle.
The UN official met with Begin and with Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, after visiting UNIFIL troops in
southern Lebanon. He had been sent to the area by
Secretary General Kurt YYaldheim before the latest
flareup of fighting, but said after his meeting with Begin
they had of course discussed the fighting.
Begin stressed that the Syrians were not a peace-
keeping force but Bloody Killers who were slaughtering
Christians in Lebanon." aides said.
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Alexander
Haig has been put on notice that he will face strong op-
position in Congress to his proposals to provide Saudi
Arabia with an advanced aircraft radar warning system.
Three Democratic Senators. Alan Cranston of California,
Joseph Biden of Delaware and Carl Levin of Michigan,
have announced that as soon as the Reagan
Administration officially informs Congress of its plans to
sell the Saudis five AW ACS (Airborne Warning and
Control Systems I. they will introduce a resolution to
block the sale.
Cranston and Biden. with the co-sponsors hip of
I^evin and others, have already introduced a resolution to
stop the sale of additional fuel tanks and Sidewinder air-
to-air missiles for the 62 F-15 jets the Saudis bought
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Background Report
Israel Admits Military Role in Lebanon
Israeli military are con-
ling that Israel is aiding
ristian forces battling
Syrians in central
Ibanon but insist that
ere are no Israelis in that
jion either in training or
|visory capacities. The
irees refuse to indicate
nature of the aid.
the same time, Moshe Arens,
iiimun of the Knesset's Foreign
fairs and Security Committee,
urged Israel not to wash its
nds of events in Lebanon. He
>d that the Syrians were
responsible for acts in Lebanon
unheard of since World War II
and chided Israelis who tended to
play down the situation or to
criticize the Christian elements.
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, who briefed the commit-
tee, said the U.S. was reassessing
its attitude toward Syria in view
of events in Lebanon.
ACCORDING to Shamir,
Washington had tended to regard
Syria in the past as a moderating
influence in the Lebanese con-
flict. But the Reagan
Administration is reexaming that
concept, partly because of the
presence of 10,000 Soviet ad-
visers in Syria.
Shamir also said that Iraq has
recently hinted to Washington
that it was interested in im-
proving relations with the U.S.
But has not yet formulated a
clear policy on its relations with
Iraq, Shamir said.
Former Foreign Minister Abba
Eban, who also appeared before
the committee, warned that the
present American stress on the
strategic balance in the Middle
East vis-a-vis the Soviet Union
and its consequent downplaying
of the Arab-Israeli peace process
was only temporary. According
to Eban, once the Americans
realize that their policy is op-
posed by the Arabs, a period of
political tension will ensue, and
Israel had better be prepared for
such a situation.
THE MILITARY sources dis-
cussing developments in
Lebanon, discounted Christian
claims that the Syrians used their
air force and ground-to-ground
j missiles in the recent fighting
j around the Christian town of
Zahle. They also quetioned
reports that Soviet advisors were
with Syrian forces in Lebanon.
The sources said the latest
fighting in central Lebanon
began when the residents of
Zahle, mainly Greek Catholics,
took advantage of the end of
winter to resume work on a road
linking Zahle with Christian-held
areas on the Lebanese coast. The
Syrians tried to halt the work,
and the Christians seized a bridge
link on the main Damascus-
Beirut road thereby blocking
Syrian supplies to a large part of
.heir army in Lebanon. The
Syrians retaliated by shelling
Zahle and the fighting spread to
' Beirut but was less intense there.
The Israeli.I military sources
suggested that the Syrian in-
terest in the Zahle area was due
jo their claim on the Beka valley
in eastern Lebanon which was
. Jtripped from Syria in 1921 when
Ithe French Mandatory govern-
ment created Lebanon as a
separate state.
THE SYRIANS regard the
valley as essential to the defense
of Damascus, the Israeli sources
'said, and fear any relaxation of
their hold on it, especially if the
Lebanese elections next year
bring to office a president less
friendly to Syria than the in-
cumbent Elias Sarkis.
The sources also said the
Christians were exaggerating
when they accused the Syrians of
genocide. According to the
sources, the Syrians are normally
brutal and use heavy artillery
against opponents of their regime
even in Damascus.
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Friday. April 24,1
News in Brief
Israel Mum on Reagan Letter to Assad
TEL AVIV Israel has a
guarded reaction to reports that
President Reagan sent a personal
cable to President Hafez Assad of
Syria hailing the role Damascus
could play in achieving peace in
the Middle East. The Reagan
message was disclosed in Beirut
by Beshir Gemayel, commander
of the rightwing Christian Pha-
langists, who accused the U.S. of
giving its blessings to the par-
tition in Lebanon. The Phalan-
gists have been battling Syrian
forces in Lebanon in recent
Observers here said it appeared
to be an attempt by the U.S. to
balance the sharp criticism of
Syria by Secretary of State Alex-
ander Haig when he was in Jeru-
salem. At that time, Haig de-
nounced the Syrian shelling of
the Christian town of Zahle
central Lebanon as "brutal."
Israeli observers insisted, how-
ever, that the contradictory
statements should not be taken
as a sign that the Reagan Ad-
ministration is following the "zig-
zag policy" that the Carter Ad
ministration had been accused of.
Nuseibeh, the Jordanian Ambas-
sador to the United Nations, has
warned that Israel's decision to
proceed with the construction of
a 67 mile-long canal to link the
Mediterranean with the Dead Sea
will have "far-reaching political
economic, sociological,
agricultural and military" conae
quences for the Gaza Strip, th
West Bank, Jordan, the rights 01
the Palestinians and the entire
Middle East region.
In a letter to UN Secretar>
General Kurt Waldheim, which
was circulated here, the Jor-
danian envoy charged that the
proposed canal is an "aggres-
sion" by Israel.
He said that, among othei
things, the project will "inundaU
ancient Christian monasteries
and holy places along the bank;
of the river Jordan.
TEL AVIV Former Knesset
member and Mayor of Rehovot,
Shmuel Rechtman. has been re-
leased from prison two month;
earlier than the due date, after
being granted a pardon by Presi
dent Yitzhak Navon.
Rechtman. sentenced for ac-
President Assad
epiing bribes while Mayor and
st-ntenced to three-and-a-half
years in prison, was pardoned be-
cause of ill-health. Acting on
the advice of the Health Minister.
Navon said in the pardon he was
also taking into consideration
Rechtman's "exemplary
behavior" while in prison,
teaching other prisoners and
helping to train them for a life
Rechtman was warmly greeted
when he returned to Rehovot.
Many resident said they would
vote for him again as mayor.
TEL AVIV Egypt has
agreed to reduce the price of the
crude oil it sells to Israel, its
biggest single customer. The S3 a
barrel reduction in the price of
top-quality oil will save Israel
about S2 million a month.
Finance Ministry officials said.
The price reduction was agreed
after two weeks of negotiations
between Israeli and Egyptian
officials in Cairo. Israel had
asked for the price drop in view of
falling prices and a glut of crude
oil on world markets. Egypt sells
two million tons of oil a year to
Israel from oil fields in Sinai pre-
viously worked, developed or
even discovered and exploited by
Israel before the area was handed
back to Egypt under the peace
museum here. Anne is shown at
the age of 14 sitting at a desk and
writing her diary in a room which
is a faithful reproduction of the
attic in the house where Anne
Frank and her family hid during
the Nazi occupation of Holland.
TEL AVIV Despite a
massive press and radio cam-
paign. "Smokeless Day," organi-
zed by the Israel Cancer Society,
does not appear to be a great I
Against a background of radio
interviews with doctors describ-
ing the dangers of cigarette
smokiing. habitual smokers in
cafes and places where radios
were switched on could be seen
still with a burning cigarette in
their mouth or hand. Tobacco-
nists reported that some of their
regular customers purchased
their packs with an apology that
they "just couldn't kick the
The Society will be announcing
later if there has been any in-
crease in the number of people
registering this week for "anti-
smoking clinics" which reported
a 70 percent success rate among
members during the year.
NEW YORK The 17 re-
maining Jewish families in Af-
ghanistan, comprising 66 indi-
viduals in the cities of Kabul and
Herat, were air-freighted a ship-
ment of 288 pounds of matzoh for
the Passover season, it was an-
nounced here by the American
Joint Distribution Committee
The shipment was part of the
extensive program of the JDC
which this year shipped over
400.000 pounds of matzoh and
Report Says
other Passover supplies. Other
countries receiving the supplies
were Rumania, Poland, Egypt.
Spain and Portugal, Italy. Yugo-
slavia, Lebanon, Tunisia, and
An emergency in Turkey was
narrowly averted when the
Jewish community there, which
suffered a breakdown in the
ovens used to bake its matzoh.
was able to fix them in time.
TEL AVIV The cost of
living index rose by only 4.8
percent in March, the lowest
figure for March in the past three
years, the Central Bureau of Sta-
tistics announced.
March is a traditionally low
month for CO.L. index increases.
The fiu|pe*was 5.1 percent last
year a^^|fe. percent two years
ago At ^^te of increase since
the beginning of the year 24.4
percent inflation is presently
running at a rate at "only" 90
percent a year, compared with
1980s over 130 percent figure.
TEL AVIV The Arab Na-
tional Coordinating Committee,
an umbrella organization of a
number of nationalist groups
among Israeli Arabs, was
declared illegal by Premier Men-
achem Begin in his capacity as
Minister of Defense.
The Committee was estab-
lished at a meeting of Israeli
Arabs in December, 1980, and its
charter was ratified last Febru-
ary. That charter declares that
the Israeli Arabs are part of the
Palestinian people, whose sole
representative is the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Former Finance Minister Hurwitz
Says He May Join Dayan's Party
Former Finance Minister
Yigal Hurwitz informed
members of his Rafi faction
that he is now prepared to
join Telem, the new centrist
political party headed by
former Foreign Ministei
Moshe Day an.
Hurwitz, who had pre-
viously rejected Dayan's
approaches, reversed
himself after Dayan agreed
to modify a plank in the
Telem election platform
dealing with Jerusalem
which Hurwitz had found
The immediate outcome of
Hurwitz's announcement may be
a split in Rafi, the faction that
quit Premier Menachem Begin s
Likud coalition when Hurwitz
resigned as Finance Minister last
RAFI MEMBERS are still not
satisfied with the Telem platform
and demand, moreover, at least
four safe seats on the list the new
new party will enter in the June
30 Knesset elections. The Telem
leading State Department
official has disclosed that
the Palestine Liberation
Organization is supporting
terrorists in El Salvador
and other Central American
countries "to harass and
hassle the United States
and create pressure in a
vulnerable area."
James Cheek, Deputy As-
sistant Secretary of State for
has been drawn up, and it is | Inter-American Affairs, told the
PLO Supports Terrorists
In El Salvador Agony
AMSTERDAM A figure of
Anne Frank has been added to
the Madame Tussaud wax
unlikely that the original
members of the party will forego
their safe seats to accomodate
Hurwitz had said only a week
ago that he could not accept the
Telem platform because it
acknowledged that the future
status of Jerusalem could be on
the agenda of peace talks with
the Arab states, notably Jordan.
Dayan agreed to delete the plank
from the platform but included a
similar formulation in a footnote.
Hurwitz still objected, where-'
upon Dayan agreed to amend the-
plant and footnote to indicate,
that any reference to Jerusalem
in future peace talks would i
acknowledge only a Jordanian
interest in the city's Moslem holy
places, not in the city itself.
MEANWHILE, an American.
Zionist leader has objected!
strenously to the use of the name;
Telem by Dayan's new party.!
Faye Schenk, who heads the'
World Zionist Organization's'
organization department, pointed
out in a letter to Dayan that
Telem, an acronym for Move-
ment for State Renewal" is also
an acronym for "Movement rnrl
Zionist Fulfillment"
National Leadership Develop-
ment Conference of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith at a meeting here that the
PLO, at little or no cost, derives
many benefits from its involve
ment with extremist revolution-
ary movements in Central
HE SAID one of the objectives
of "the radical Palestinian*" is to
obtain political leverage with the
United States so that they can
proffer a quid pro quo, "if you ac-
commodate us in the Middle
East, wall get off your back in
Central America.
In its involvement. Cheek went
on to say, the PLO also acts as a
"surrogate'' for the Soviet Union
which, therefore, does not have to
utilize its own people. A further
benefit is that the PLO support
for leftist revolutionaries pleases
not only the USSR but "fulfills
obligations" to other friends such
as the Cubans and the radical
Arab states.
Pointing out that the PLO,
presence in the various Central
American countries is "not
massive," Cheek noted that thf
camps in Lebanon and other
Middle East areas and helps
supply arms to the guerrilla
bands through its contacts with
IN THIS connection, Mr.
Cheek said that Shank Handal,
leader of the Salvadoran Commu-
nist Party, was recently in Beirut
but his purpose is not yet known.
Among the other reasons cited
by Cheek for PLO participation
in the internal struggles of
Central American states are:
Among the other reasons cited
by Cheek for PLO participation
jn the internal struggles of
Central American states are:
It enables the terrorist or-
ganization to "act like a state" in
support of Third World revolu-
tionary movements;
It permits PLO troops to "stay
in shape" since "terrorism is an
srt that has to be practiced";
It can result in the elimination
of s government friendly to Israel
ss happened "when they helped
knock off the Somoza govern-
I ment in Nicaragua" to achieve "a
government totally friendly to
1 Involvement is cheap because
I of Soviet subsidy.
WHILE THE United States is '
monitoring the situation
throughout Central America
closely, Cheek admitted that the
I full extant of PLO involvement
may not be known because of its
"clandestine" nature.
However, he stressed that the
United States is trying to im-
press on Central American gov-
ernments "the peril of permitting
a PLO base to be established."
XnUa?^H^ u 5. He "W* th* a base is eat up.
are rotated penodKaU^He ah ..^ ^ ^^^ ^
observed that the PLO trains could expect trouble with us."
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by the widely-praised Sovfc '
Emigre Orchestra will be one of i
the highlights of the America I
Jewish Committee's Diamond
Jubilee Dinner May 14. at the i
Washington Hilton Hotel.
_ The dinner is part of the AJCI
75th anniversary annual meetini!
which will take place at the
Washington Hilton from Mavl3
through May 17.
The concert program will
include Tchaikovsky's Serenade
for Strings in C. Op. 48, and
Haydn's Symphony No. 45
("Farewell ") in F sharp minor.
CONDUCTING the orchestra
will be I.a Air Gosman. music
director of the Soviet Emigre
Ennoble. Gosman. who led the
Leningrad Chamber Orchestra
and was a concertmaster with
the U-ningrad Philharmonic,
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1977. Twelve of the musicians he
will be directing at the AJC event
also are emigres from the Soviet
II n ion.
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'Gosman conducted before
leaving Leningrad. At that
farewell appearance, he worked
In eandlelighl and concluded by
blowing out his candle.
Gosman will repeat his candle-
light ceremony for his Washing-
ton audience.
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|ri> y thought we'd relieve the pressure caused by the high prison popula-
The Cape Times
Yeshiva Univ. Opens
\hibit of Racist Materials
(hibit of anti-Semitic
Uganda, including
letters, calling cards
jumper stickers distri-
by the Ku Klun Klan
keo-Nazi organizations,
\n display at Yeshiva
bi Israel Miller, vice
lent of the university, said
pxhibit, initiated by the
h Identity Center in
Ration with the Joseph
it Political Science Society
tnuterial contributed by the
|li Defense League, is "to
an awareness in the
(rsity community of a crisis
n and to acquaint
with problems at
|ttii- regard, he mentioned
mpt by members of the
Nazi Party to stage a
in Skokie, 111. in June.
He added that students are
sufficient!) involved in
standing and preserving
>ms of the Holocaust.
IE EXHIBIT contains an
lament of propaganda
ng from Hitler's Mein
\>f to National Socialist
>s Party calling cards
ig slogans such as "White
pride, White power, White
Unity." Also on display is
"White Power," a newsletter of
the American Nazi Party
published by Matt Koehl in
Arlington, Va., and "New
Order," another neo-Nazi publi-
cation out of Lincoln, Neb.
Among the strident headlines
in these and other publications
are: "Israeli agression threatens
world peace" and "There was no
Holocaust." Stickers carrying
swastikas state "Communism is
Jewish," "Inflation is Jewish,"
and "Dump Israel"
New York City Councilman
Ted Silvet-man, who was present
at the opening of the exhibit, said
he is proposing legislation to
make it illegal in New York to
display emblems which incite
people to violence. He was
referring to swastikas which were
on display at the exhibit
Silverman said "these symbols of
bigotry, hatred and destruction
are not protected under the First
Amendment." He noted that 23
states now have active Klan and
Nazi chapters
executive director of the Jewish
Identity Center, said, "It is time
for Jews to come home to their
own land, for these negative
reasons. We challenge the Jewish
leadership to speak out about
this threat and stop minimizing
an issue of the greatest
U9. Mood Grows to Fix
Responsibility for Terror
on Untied from Page 4
question and by their ap-
ntly deliberate misrepresen-
n of pro-PLO anti-Israel
Jtions which via an absten-
kor a "yes" vote were adopted
t>e detriment of the Jewish
nerican failure was total,"
nihan declared. "It waa
|lid. These men in New York
Washington helped to
fy the President, deeply
red the President's party,
the United States and hurt
ons that have stood with the
ted States in seeking
ething like peace in the
ale East."
Taif, Saudi Arabia, mean-.
at the close of the
Btine and Jerusalem summit
[>e 37 Islamic states, including
PLO where a jihad was
jounced against Israel, the
P'dent of Lebanon, Elias
"is, who is a Christian, threw
bombshell which not only
fked Arafat; it disrupted the
Wtit creating disunion. He
*nv attacked the PLO
presence in his country.
"Lebanon," he said, "is no longer
able to bear the death,
destruction and displacement of
its people .. We must put an
end to the uncoordinated and
unilateral actions that harm
violence on Rise
Europe's New Radicalization
Continued from Page 1
tion is not only invidious but,
more insidiously, it develops a
state of mind creating predis-
positions to more virulent forms
Df racism which erupt under
economic and social pressure
making society vulnerable to
fascism. All these trends are
nrevalent in Europe today and
em to be spreading to Britain.
The recent bombing atrocities
have led to allegations of an in-
ternationally coordinated neo-
Nazi terrorist campaign.
Undoubtedly, ad hoc networks do
exist in the form of the annual
Nazi festival at the Flemish
village of Diksmuide. More
important, small groups in
Germany emerging after the
virtual demise of the neo-Nazi
National Democratic Party
express open admiration for the
apparently seductive methods of
the extreme left, such as Baader-
The newer Deutsche Burge-
rinitiative and the Aktionsfront
der Nationalsozialisten are both
violently anti-Semitic, the former
advocating terror to overthrow
the German Government de-
scribed as a "freemasons and
Jews" republic. More noteworthy
is the Wehreportsgurppe Hoff-
man, banned after alledged
responsibility for the Munich
bombing; the Bavarian Minister
of the Interior suspects it to be
linked to the Palestine Liberation
| Organization.
REPORTS ALSO exist of Lib
van and Lebanese Falangist sup-
port for European fascists. Pre-
sumably, a common hostility
towards Jews and Israel motiv-
ates these as yet unsubstantiated
marriages of convenience.
Furthermore, most British ex-
tretm right-wing newspapers
pursue an anti-Zionist line: The
National Front's Frontline News
ipposes an "expansionist'
Israel, while the British Move-
ments British Patriot claims
that Jews forcibly seized Arab
land by capitalizing on "alleged
atrocities" during the Second
World War.
In 1979. this paper published
what appears to be a photocopy
of PLO propaganda entitled:
"Help Stop Israeli Terror on
OUR Refugee Camps and Vil-
lages." Unfortunately, over much
attention is directed at
establishing evidence of terror-
ists, networks, coordinated
fascist strategies, and Arab
finance, obfuscating some im-
portant aspects of a fascist
resurgence. Here, the movements
associated with the acquisition of
right-wing cultural power, the
provision of respectability for
fascist, racist and anti-Semitic
slogans and the rewriting of
history are as important when
buttressed by new frustrations
derived from unemployment and
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inflation-based inequalities.
France appears to be the home
ofthe novel extreme New Right
strategy of changing psycholo-
gical attitudes to pave the way
for discrimination based on race,
language, and culture. However,
more traditional fascist groups
survive. Although negligible in
numbers and electoral success,
neo-fascists seem responsible for
assaults on the two million Mus-
lims and half million Jews in
A BOMB attack in July 1979
on the car of the Jewish Nazi-
j hunter, Serge Klarsfeld, is just
one incident. Swastika-daubing
in Jewish cemeteries, bombings
of Paris synagogues, a Jewish
day nursery, a school and the
Memorial to the Unknown Jew,
t r| > rant groups, comprise others.
1.. neo-fascist groups such as
the National Front, New Force
, Pajty, Peiper Group, and FANE,
now banned and reconstituted as
the European National Fasces,
have determined to advance their
cause by appealing to deep
rooted traditional prejudices and
by employing the historic scape-
goat. Such populist French anti-
Semitism, once highlighted
during the Dreyfus Affair,
provides a favourable climate for
the New Right, a leading
luminary being Alain de Benoist.
The New Right is an intellec-
tual pressure group striving to
introduce right-wing ideas into
decision-making circles. Its I
spearhead is a body called
GRECE, linked with the Clock
Chib founded in 1974 by elite'
members of the French civil
.service. De Benoist unveils New
iRight ideas in Figaro-Magazine,
I Nouvelle Ecole and Elements.
Together they intend to change
ideas, values and public opinion,
thereby permeating and seizing
virtual control of politics. The
racial theories of the New Right
reject egalitarianism and seem to
have constructed a disturbingly
iiospitable climate for bigotry in
GRECE has reintroduced
contentious genetic and bio-
logical theories, expressed
hostility to interracial marriage
and implies the intellectual and
cultural superiority of the Indo-
European over the Semitic races.
THE ORGANS of the Move-
ment against Racism and for
Friendship between Peoples and
the International League against
Anti-Semitism argue that the
New Right is purveying concepts
of ethnic differences, racial in-
equality and exclusivity, anti-
liberalism and hostility towards
democracy, all factors in the
development of Nazism. These
revamped ideas axe bandied
around by using acceptable
synonyms to air outrageous
theses implying fascist un-
Clever verbal strategies cir-
cumvent taboo subjects and open
up discussions about Ger-
mandom, Celtic ethnicity,
oiopolitics, eugenics, and attacks
on Jewish-Crhistian values.
I Culturally, fascists notions are
transmitted to an intellectual
elite by making them ordinary,
trivial, acceptable and legitimate.
This vulgarization allows
fascist theories to percolate
through society rendering them
into common coinage. In 1979,
Maurice Bardeche, an ex-
perienced'fascist, considered that
Alain de Benoist's generation
offered the only way to liberate
the Right from a political ghetto
where it found itself after
A DANGER exists of
assuming that the nihilist terror-
ism of the Right is confined to
Europe, to the warfare between
left and right wings in Italy, be-
tween Red Brigade and Black
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Bio-Genetic World: The New Engineers
CmtiHid fan. Pag* 1 briej review of nhbiaic dis-
male infertility becaus* of low cuss ion. he reported that!
sperm count.
capricious genetic manipulation' issue in terms of the possibility
The Talmudic expert said
perfection of this method has "as
might have been "anticipated,"
sparked many moral, theological
and halachic questions. He said
his intention was to spell out
those issues and show how they
could be resolved in the light of
"earlier precedents in Jewish
Blecih rejected the con-
demnation of the process by some
Christian theologians who hav
held that "such interference" was
morally unacceptable as "a
violation of natural law." He
declared that Judaism does not
"posit a doctrine of natural law,
as such" and that the bio-
engineering processes "must be
examined solely in the light" of
possible infraction of halacha.
HE CALLED "the crucial
issue" the theoretical possibility
of "increased risk of chro-
mosomal abnormalities" leading
to physical and mental defects
"when the ovum is fertilized out-
side the body." Bleich added that
"it is entirely possible that some
aspect of the experimental tech-
nique may cause genetic
But he also noted that an
estimated half of all pregnancies
are spontaneously terminated
by the time of implementation,"
which he said might be nature's
way "of providentially" prevent'
ing development of a deformed
Discussing the ethical im-
plications of experiments which
may result in the birth of a defec-
tive infant, Bleich declared that
Jewish law does not, sanction
abortion motivated only by a
desire to eliminate a defective
fetus, nor does i it santion
"sterile marriage" as a means of
preventing "transmission of
hereditary disorders."
But, he added. Jewish law
"does discourage marriage?
which would lead to the concep-
tion of such children," citing a
specific warning that "a man
should .not marry into an epi
leptic or leprous family."
BLEICH ALSO cautioned
that it will require the birth and
maturation through adolescence
and adulthood of many healthy
test-tube babies "before the tech-
nology can be viewed as morally
He declared that the means t<
get sperm for in vitro fertilizatiot
did pose a halachic problem. In a
Dr. Victor M. Rosenthal. former
city alderman, died Wedneaday, April
15 HewuU
He was a native of Tampa and had
served on the City Council from 1029
through 1*45 He was an unsuccessful
candidate for mayor In 1938.
He attended the I'nsity of Florida and
received a degree of doctor of dental
surgery from Tulane University. In 1916
he was captain of the Tulane football
Rosenthal was a member of the Army
Dental Corps In World War I. Ha waa a
member of Congregation Schaaral
He Is survived by his wife, Jos Ruth;
one son, Victor M Jr. of Tampa; on*
brother, Joe D three grandchildren;
and one niece.
Rabbi Frank Sundhelm officiated at
the Funeral service held Friday. April
Rosalind, 97, of Sun City Center (Had
Saturday. April a A native of Brook-
lyn. NY, she had lived In the area for
one year. She was a homemakar and
member of the Jewish congregation
she la survived by her husband, Josef,
two daughters. Anne Writer and Sandra
Kant; and three grandchildren
removal of sperm from the|
vaginal tract following coitus for
in vitro fertilization would appear
to be regarded by most
authorities as the optimal
However, Bleich added some
halachic authorities "advise that
semen be obtained by coitus
interruptoul" and others1
"sanction a condom." Both pro-1
cedures are strictly forbidden to
Jews as birth control devices.1
Whatever the method used.,
Bleich stressed, "under no cu-i finely tuned balances of a uni
and in vitroI fertilization which
simulates natural procreation
and is designed solely to alleviate
infertility due to abnormality of
the fallopian tubes should be
readily apparent."
In his more wide ranging dis-
cussion, Siegel conceded that
searching questions have been
raised about "the tightness of
these wonderful researches."
He said one such question was:
"Can man play God interfering in
the genetic make-up of or-
ganisims. upsetting, it seems, the
that harm might come to man-
kind "from bacteria and other or-
ganisms escaping from the
cuinstances should the sperm of
any person other than the
husband be utilized."
THE| YESHIVA University
scholar noted that it was "not at
all inconceivable that genetic
characterirstics may be ordered"
sometime in the near future "to
conform with virtually any
parental preference.'' Stressing
that "the moral, genetic and
societal implications of such
practices are truly awesome."
Bleich declared, however, that
"the distinction between
verse it has taken millions of
years of evolution to produce?"
DISCUSSING the theological
formulation that "man it is
argues should imitate God."
not "impersonate him" Siegel
declared that "the universe is
created by God." but it is not
God. The biblical writers see
man's role as not merely to con-
form to nature but also to im-
prove it, if possible. This is the
underpinning of the whole medi-
cal enterprise"
Siegel examined the ethical
tablished criteria
construction of facak-T"
nil organisms. ^" Siegel concluded tk*
S^pfe^ Prwis." of-p.
od can be met by tu,
laboratory. As a result of ex- does not defy God CuT?
pressions of concern by scientists our human destiny ^**
Demand Poles 'Rectify'Recent
Anti-Semitic Incident in Bialytfa
(D.. N.Y.) has sent a letter to the Polish Ambus*
the U.S., Ryszard Frelek, demanding that his
ment "rectify" a recent incident of anti-Semitic va
at the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok.
SOLARZ sent the letter after Rabbi Lowell 1
chaplain of the Bialystoker Center in New York,
that a monument to the victims of the 1906 Cz
inspired pogrom was removed from its place of hot
the cemtery and taken to the outskirts of the city i
being broken up.
Solarz asked that a new monument be er
honor the memory of the pogrom martyrs. He
requested that the appropriate Polish authorities
the Jewish community that this type of anti-Sen
will not occur again.
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JTv. April 24, 19K1
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
I Prof. Jacob Katz (left) of Hebrew University receives plaque from Abe Kaplan of Birmingham, Ala.,
chairman of the B'nai B'rith Commission on Adult Jewish Education, as this year's recipient of the
B'nai B'rith Jewish Literary Heritage Award. The ceremony was held at the B'nai B'rith International
Conference Center in Washington as a highlight of the meetings of the AJE Executive Committee and
I the Community Volunteer Services and the Israel Commissions.
ORT Picks National Task Force
American ORT Federation President Sidney E.
Leiwant has announced the formation of a new
National Leadership Development Task Force
which will conduct an education and recruitment
program geared to strengthening existing
chapters of Men's ORT and to establishing new
Men's ORT chapters in major cities throughout
the United States during the next two years.
The Task Force will be chaired by Steven
Grossman, vice president of Boston Men's ORT,
and will operate within the scope of the AOF
National Organization Committee, chaired by
David Hermelin, president of Detroit Men's ORT.
Magen David Adorn, Israel's National
Emergency Medical, Blood, Ambulance and
Disaster Service, is gearing up to cope with the
anticipated increase in the demand for blood at
this holiday time of the year, when tourists and
pilgrims flock to Israel to observe the Passover
and Easter holidays.
To combat a threatened shortage of blood,
MDA has launched their "Give MDA a Hand"
campaign, calling for stepped up blood donations
and volunteer activities all over Israel. MDA
Emergency Medical Clinics in all communities are
initiating blood donor drives and expanded adult
ind youth first aid training.
Brig. Gen Amizur Kfir, director general of
Magen David Adorn, expects that a successful
"Give MDA a Hand" campaign will result not
only in bringing up blood stockpiles to safe levels,
l>ut also in recruiting many more volunteers for
MDA's emergency medical services.
Establishment of two graduate fellowships in
Talmudic studies has been announced by Chan-
cellor Gerson D. Cohen of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America. The fellowships will be
known as the Prof. Saul Lieberman and Dr.
ludith Lieberman Fellowships in honor of the
world renowned talmudist and his late wife.
A gift of $200,000 from the Dr. Bernard Heller
Foundation made possible the establishment of
the fellowships. In letters to Herman Mark Harris
and Arthur H. Schaffer, co-managers of the
Foundation, Chancellor Cohen expressed his
gratitude, and that of the Seminary, for the gift.
"The fellows program," he wrote, "will enable us
to seek out annually two outstanding students
who can be directed toward the area of Talmudic
studies and research."
Cohen described the fellowships as "a fitting
tribute to the illustrious career of Prof. Lieber-
man, whose life work has forever influenced the
field of Jewish scholarship."
The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. believe
the time has come to enact strong federal legisla-
tion on the indiscriminate sale of handguns,
according to a statement by National Commander
Irvin Steinberg of Miami Beach-
Steinberg expressed shock over the assassina-
tion attempt against President Reagan, "While
all Americans pray for their speedy recovery, we
must find ways to end such senseless violence
across our land," he said.
Arguing against the notion that legislation to
control handguns would only remove these
dangerous weapons from the hands of honest
citizens, not criminals, Steinberg asserted, "If a
man like James Hinckley, who had previously
been arrested for illegal possession of firearms in
an airport, had to get a license to buy his hand-
guns and was fully investigated before being
issued a permit, the recent tragedy might have
been averted."
Eight Technion graduates were among the 12
winners of this year's prestigious Rothschild
Prizes for Industrial Development.
The two Rothschild Prizes, amounting to
$5,000 each, will go to employees of two concerns,
Elscint, and Motorola. It is the fourth year the
prizes are being awarded.
They will be presented by President Yitzhak
Navon in a ceremony at Beit Hanassi.
Technion also reveals that Technion President
Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Horev has been appointed
to head a commission established to study the
feasibility of building nuclear power plants in
Israel. *
Brandeis University marked the 20th anniver-
sary of its association with Phi Beta Kappa, the
nation's foremost academic honor society, at a
dinner on campus. Recognition from Phi Beta
Kappa came to the University exactly 13 years
from the day it was inaugurated in 1948, the
shortest period of time that this society had
accepted a new university since the 18th century.
The 1981 Phi Beta Kappa address at the
dinner, attended by University trustees from
throughout the country, was given by Gustav
Ranis, a member of the University's first gradua-
ting class of 1952, and now a professor of
economics at Yale University. Ranis is a member
of Phi Beta Kappa and a trustee of the Univer-
Israeli leaders both in and out of government
will meet with members of B'nai B'rith this
August when the organization's International
Israel Lodge makes its first pilgrimage to the
Jewish state.
All members of B'nai B'rith become eligible for
the pilgrimage when they join the International
Israel Lodge.
The lodge, whose 2,000 current members reside
in more than a score of countries, will visit the
Middle East to inaugurate the new B'nai B'rith
World Center in Jerusalem.
Established as the permanent, official B'nai
B'rith presence" in Israel's capital by B'nai
B'rith's International Convention last year, the
center will focus its activities on strengthening
the ties between Israel and the Diaspora.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Kosher lunch menu of the Senior Citizen's Nutrition and
Activity Program is sponsored by the HiQaborough County
Commission and held at the Jewish Community Center. Marilyn
Blakley, site manaoer, 872-4451. Menu subject to change. ,
Monday: Baked Fish with Tartar Sauce, Broccoli. Mashed
Potatoes, Red Gleatin with Peaches, Whole Wheat Bread, Sugar
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Peas, Tossed
Salad, Italian Bread, Canned Pears
Wednesday: Broiled Chicken with Gravy, Rice, Collard Greens,
Orange Juice, Whole Wheat Bread, Yellow Cake with Powdered
Sugar Topping
Thursday: Beef-a-roni, Diced Beets, Slaw, Bran Squares, Peach
Friday: Veal Patty with Creole, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit
Cocktail, Whole Wheat Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Began to Halt Election Campaign
Premier Menachem Begin has
agreed to halt Likud election
campaign activities for one day
on June 15 to mark the opening
of the "World Gathering of Holo-
caust Survivors" in Jerusalem.
The comimittee arranging the
gathering said it would approach
other parties to make the same
To date, some 2,500 Holocaust
survivors and members of their
families from various parts of the
world have registered to take
twrt in the gathering, the
committee said this week. The
committee is chaired by Ernest
Michel of New York. The three
joint honorary chairman are
European Parliament President
Simone Veil, author Elie Wiesel,
and Stefan Grayek, chairman of
the Jewish Partisans
The aims of the gathering, de-
fined by the organizaing commit-
tee, are "to emphasize the sig-
nificance and lessons of the Holo-
caust; to serve notice to the en-
tire world that the Holocaust
must never be forgotten and
never be repeated against any
other nation; to affirm the
continuity and survival of the
Jewish people as a whole and the
State of Israel as their focal
point; to bear personal witness,
on a worldwide scale, to the
Holocaust experience and to
transmit a testament from all the
Jewish Holocaust survivors to
the next generation."
Jewish Community Directory
3 Schools
* Hillel School (grades 1-8)
* Jewish Community Center
2 Pre-School and Kindergarten
, Seniors
ChaiDial-A-Bus (call 9a.m. to noon)
J Jewish Towers
3 Kosher lunch program
J Seniors' Project
i B'nai B'rith
^ Jewish Community Center
* Jewish Floridian of Tampa
+ State of Israel Bonds
* Tampa Jewish Federation
* Tampa Jewish Social Service
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Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Robbi Samuel Mallinger
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan
962-6338/9 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Rabbi's Study, 12101 N.
Dale Mabry #1312' Services: Friday, 8 p.m.
at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Independent Day School, 1 2015 Orange Grove Dr.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin Sandberg
Hazzan William Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9a.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College-
Park Apts. 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi
Yakov Werde Services: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.
Tune in The Jewish Sound, Sunday -11 a.m. to noon 88.5 FM
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 5014 Patricia
Court #172 (Village Square Apts.) 988-7076 or 988-1234
Jeremy Brochin, director
Services: Friday, 6:30 p.m. followed by Shabbat dinner at /:15
p.m. (please make dinner reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday);
Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday morning Bagel Brunch, 11:30 a.m.

Puiru 1.1 1
/li, jansn r mnan of t w*P*
In Michigan
Protest Historical Institute
ANN ARBOR. Mich. -
University of
Michigan students and
faculty organized a campus
protest against solicitation
letters sent to the commu-
nity within the last two
weeks by the "Legion for
the Survival of Freedom"
and the "Institute for
Historical Review" in
The letters insist that the
Holocaust never took place
and offered a book order
form for such titles as "Six
Million Lost and Found."
The Kangaroo Court of
Nuremberg" and "Anne
Frank's Diary A Hoax."
groups formed Student* Con-
cerned About Reoccurence
' SCAR> tn response to the letters
SCAR published a full-psge ad-
vertisement in the campus news-
paper, the Michigan Daily, held a
forum on "Hate Groups in taw
Os. "and held an outdoor campus
memorial service (or the victims
of the Holocaust
The advertisement published
in the Michigan Daily Apr. 1 was
signed by more than 300 Jewjsc
and non-Jewish iludawta and
faculty, as well aa 14 or-
ganrratwos. Pitta-led An Open
Letter to the University Commu-
nity.'' the advertisement was also
posted at various campus
locations The
at the university have iateied an
affront to their intelligence and
moral senstbihtaea in the form of
a letter. The envelope of this
letter displayed the return ad-
dress of the legion for the
Survival of Freedom but the
letter inside identified the sender
as the Institute for Historical
Review, a West Coast-based or-
ganization devoted to rewriting
the history of the Second World
"WE ARE outraged that they
deny the existence of anti-
Semitism in Nazi Germany
. claim .Anne Frank s diary t
fc*gei> dakn the Nazi
furnaces are part of an ancient
Jewish fantasy daim that a
Zio nan-controlled (read Jewisb-
controDed) media and academic
establishment have created the
myth of the Holocaust in order
to lead Americans to war..."
Continuing the advertisement
said: "We. the undersigned rec
ognize that the university is a
forum for conflicting ideas ane
interpretations, but the exwtem
of the Holocaust is an in
Far Rockaway Shul
Loses 9 Torahs
iJTAl All nine Torahs of the
Young Israel of Far Rockaway.
estimated to be worth KO.OOO.
were stolen sometime between
Sunday night and Monday morn-
ing. Rabbi Isaac Goodman
reported. He said police have
been conducting a thoroughgoing
investigation of the "un-
precedented" thefts.
Goodman said he had pro-
claimed a fast day on Thursday
for the congregation and invited
oon-congregants. shocked by the
thefts, to join in the fast day
The spokesperson said that
several small windows had been
broken by the thief to gain en-
trance to the sanctuary In his
call for fasting. Rabbi Goodman
noted that thefts of Torah scrolls
"have been on an alarming in
i of Nazi ideology
Groups the 80s
MK Flatto-Sharon
3 1 Found Guilty of Bribery]
on Hat*
began with a
and feei it n crucial that they not
be forgotten.
i*ve no hjstoncal I
be legkaeazed in the
iniiiairj As we
again witness the Nazis marching
we must not forget
uu-uience of the Holocaust
that a Western crrfliaed
program on the Vina Ghetto
Martin Doctoroft of Detrcat. a
of the Ami-1
>of B najBrmh!!
board and its ""p- national taw and civa rights, told
the students that the Institute
for Historial Review is a front
group for the nghiwing Liberty
Any White Russian Survivors
HLAS. the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Sooety. a seeking to
locate Jews who ived in or around the eammunatiea of Baranrv
% *bx StoJpchi or Mervich. in Byelorussia (WTate Russiai during
the period 1941-1944 about a matter of utmost importance
Please cal or write Joseph Edatmac. of HI .AS about this matter
The address is 200 Park A venae Sooth. New York. NY. 100O3:
the telephone is )212 6746800.
Independent MK
Samuel Flatto-Sharon was
found guilty of resorting to
bribery in the last Knesset
elections. One of his aides,
Jack Benaudis, was con-
victed on the same charge,
but the magistrates court
here acquitted another co-
defendant. Flatto's
campaign manager. Yaacov
.Aides to Flatto said he would
appeal the verdict and meanwhile
continue his campaign for re-
election on June 30. The court
found that Flatto's offer of cheap
apartment rentals to voters
before the 1977 elections con-
stituted bribery despite defe
it was a
claims that
business deal
was also found guilty of I
local party list in the in
development town of
His defense contended
was only doing what all |
parties did in election <
Flatto was stripped of]
Knesset immunity more
year ago after MK
Aloni of the Civil Rights I
ment drew attention to 1
campaign activities.
His election to the K*
that year blocked effort* M
French government to ob
extradition to stand uat
France for alleged erab
and mis-management of
Flatto had sought refuge is 1
several years earlier to
arrest in France. The
authorities still want him I

About ^Touh
Call me about your social
Our wannest congratulations are extended to Wendy and
Larry Lewi pert on the recent birth of their second daughter.
Anasnda Nicole was born at Women*' Hospital on February
24th at 1:37 a-m. She joins her 7 years old ststar Strpaeaw, who
I am sure wiD be a terrific help to Mom and Dad Lots of hap-
pmess to all of you on your new arrival.
Castor Barest* Leases conducted the Passover Seder at the
Safety Harbor Spa. We understand it was hard to tell who had
the most fun. our friend and felow Tampan. Barney or the
guests from around the country.
Berry Wants a back from trying oat for the Marrabiah in Jury
m Israel, tells us he ha* been asked to form an all Florida soccer
team to compete in the 1986 Macrabiah. Barry, the son of Ray
and Lisa Kaplan, will be very busy with that project while at he
the same time setting up has own soccer camp for this summer.
More terrific news in the world of ararianiia from one of our
younger friends in our coanmoasty 12 year old Jean Leaving,
son of Bar and Lewis Leaning, just participated in Duke
University's talent search. Because of his past history of high
scores on school achievement tests. Josh was invited to sit for
the College Board Exams called the SAT Test (Scholastic
Aptitude Tests). Josh, who is a at* ant h grader at Berkeley
Preparatory' School scored very high in al three area* of the
SAT Test (which includes Math. Verbal English, and Standard
Written English). In light of all of this outstanding
achievement. Duke University has invited Josh to come to then-
campus in North Carolina this summer and take a 3 week pre-
CaJculus Math Course.
In addition, after taking a Math exam at his school 2
months ago. Josh was informed that he scored first in the entire
state of Florida amongst all participating seventh graders in
this Florida Math League Competition Josh will be awarded a
plaque in recognition of tins outstanding achievement at the
Berkeley Prep Honors Night, held at the end of the school year
Josh, we are just so inainsaurl and so very proud of your
academic performance as we are sure that you and your family
must be. Keep up the terrific work!
Our friend Meerie Weaaman (who wouldn't tell me his age
other than he is 80 years old plus but feels like 50! I is busy as
ever with an interesting new endeavor. He has become a volun-
teer for VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) an agency
creater by Congress in 1964 which now boasts 4.500 volunteers
throughout the United States. Everyday from 8 a.m-12 noon
Morris works at Tampa General Hospital as a bilingual aide to
the Cuban and Haitian refugees who may need his aaaastanr*
Then at 2:30 every afternoon he goes to the Ybor City Refugee
Coalition to again assist these refugees in anyway he can. Morris
also informs us that VISTA will be sponsoring a terrific picnic
on May 8th from 12-5 p.m at Palm River Park on US-41 for the
benefit of Tampa's Cuban and Haitian lefugeee This gesture of
goodwill will include a delicious cookout. games, and fun for all.
As always, it is a joy to hear about the community involvement
of our friends. Keep up the good work. Morris? Hey. out there,
let us know what you are doing!
Yad Ears* called to say that her registered forkapoo ia having a
litter of mixed puppies very shortly and she would be happy to
take orders ahead of time.
The Jewish Towers will not be having their isual monthly
birthday party for the residents who celebrated their birthday or
anniversary during this month. Instead, the Towers will be
having a gala box supper on May 30th to honor those special
April and May residents However, we still take joy n telling all
of our readers the names of our friends who will be i
their birthdays during April:
Sophie Roseathal: Fernando
Bleendea; Lev Dobrovitaky; Ma
Mawcsaaa; Lnba Dobrovitaky;
Uretaky; William Ni
PaHara; Mollie Rack; Faye
Liaquiat: Ralph Guito; Mattie
Seara: Mary Ciceareho
In addition, there are two special sets
Sadie I
David Frocaet;
; John Peaaato;
Betty Elmari
Rosen baum;
Heiea Lestra; Ha
Marguerite SpiU;
of lovebirds I
celebrated anniversaries during thai month and we send ourl
and best wishes to them Mr. and Mrs. Ben Weinberg andl
aad Mrs Jack Shoe tar
On may 4th the Sisterhood of Congregation Schaaraii
will hold their final luncheon meeting of the year followed I
ceremonies iMunaanB the new officers of Sisterhood, lor f
coming two years. A delicious salad lunch, fresh fruit and "m
vour own" sundaes will be provided by the May Cirde. i
chairmen Leslie Dalian and Nancy Segal and helpers,
Perahea, Carol Zielaaka. Janet Kasa, and Margie Schwaiui
make and serve the lunch. Roaaaary Berea will create that
decorations, and Freed Radaaae ia in charge of publicity.
don't miss this special day Sisterhood members it will I
delightful way to complete a moat successful year
Jane. Ed. Stevie. and Evaa FwHaatain are thoroughly
joving having Ed's Mother. Bath FneVisetssa. visit them fort
weeks from her home in Highland Park. New Jersey WinJet
they will do some general sightseeing, take a trip to Sea Wo
and participate in a family Passover seder in Del Ray Beach, (
the home of Jane's parents. HareM aad Beverly
Welcome to Tampa Ruth we hop* your entire visit ia i
lightful and relaxing one.
Ameet Hadassah's last general meeting of the yean
April 28th at Sonny Ahaaan'a CerroDwood Village
Socializing begins at 7:45 p.m. and the meeting will get i
derway at 8:15 pjn. 'Looking Back and Looking Forward J
be the meeting theme, focusing on Yam Hashoah "
Memorial Day I observed this year Tuesday. May 5).
Alfred Waeeerberger. a Holocaust survivor and resist*"**]
and his son. Abe Davia-Waaawliiiaiii. assistant executivH
director of the Tampa Jewish Federation developed I
program for junior high students focusing on freedom in r*~7~l
to the Holocaust. They will present this program to Ameet l
educate, to remember and to look forward-
Young people, junior high age and older, wfll be welcometol
share in this multigenerational discussion. This is a Vegj
positive program reempbasizing that we are aB survivors.
Plans for Ameet s May 23rd picnic and Havdalah serviol
will be announced at this meeting.
The Sisterhood of Congregation Rodeph Shalom loojal
forward to what promises to be a fantastic May meeting. J*P
to the Deborah Circle ". Co-chairmen of the day. Karen lja^l
and Arliae Verkaai. have planned a scrumptious champagn
brunch followed by an "eye-catching'' fashion show -"J"1
clothes provided by The Daffodil and The Swinging Set. The a
day will take place at the synagogue on May 6th beginning at i
o'clock. Models for the day include Sisterhood membersi am
some of their children: Leah* Becker. Nina Berastein. r*\"r
Peggy Fanes, Bette Gibeoa. Bert Geese. Sandy Turkel. AlyaJs
Zamore. Sandy Pegler. Minaie Salebary. Lynn GreeabT
Sheila bean, Gladys I ait aa an. Liada Bsaaa. and
Levin*. It sounds terrific don't miss it!
Meet Perry Within who moved to Tampa in Novemberjroo
Minneapolis. Minnesota. Perry ia originally from buP?*Jj
Wisconsin He resides near the Carrolhrood area of town. W
just received a graduate degree in Hospital Administration bo
the University of Minnesota. He is now working in that fie w
the Hospital Affiliate Management Corporation, who*6
porate offices are located in Tampa. Our new l*"**ent l}11^,.
morning services at Congregation Rodeph Sholom and pay
basketball for the Jewish Community Center. He has aiway*
been active in sport* including working a* a enow ski j115"?*^
and sky diving. At one time ha was also a parameda: e
certainly glad that you have moved to onr city P***?

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