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]
Creation Date:
October 16, 1981
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v. : ill. ;


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

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ffiJemsti Filariidliiai in
3 Number 35
Off Tampa
Tampa. Florida Friday, October 16,1981
I'rd SHoclt
Price 35 Cents
\WACS Debate Heating Up
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f.S. Experts Differ Sharply in Testimony Before Senate Hearing
Washington Two
Us on the Middle East
It sharply over whether
proposed sale of
\CS reconnaissance
-.aft and other advanced
Iponry to Saudi Arabia
1 increase stability in the
arold Saunders, Asaiatant
.etary of State for Near Eaat
I South Asian Affaire in the
Administration, and
Robert Tucker, a professor of
political science at the Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced In-
ternational Studies in Wash-
ington, testified before the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Com-
BOTH THE Senate committee
and the House Foreign Affairs
Committee are expected to vote
to disapprove the sale this week.
The full Senate and House will
vote later to reject or uphold the
arms deal.
Ed Finkelstein Heads
United Way Division
_ Finkelstein, Executive Di-
_or of the Jewish Community
iter, is this years chairman of
United Way of Greater
iipa's Agency Division. The
ency Division is made up of all
United Way recipient agencies
I has a goal of $45,000 for this
5 campaign.
. the United Way kickoff
ting of September 25, this
ision had surpassed the 100
ent goal by raising $46,127 or
"I percent of goal, with more
Tampa Community is
to give at least its fair
(one hours per month) to
years campaign. "The Unit-
Vay recipient agencies are of
ost importance to us all,
cially in these times of severe
I cutbacks. All of us use the
ted Way agencies at one point
| another, and their survival
ends upon our generosity.
Jewish Community Center
ilf will realize $60,000 this year
birds its operating budget
United1 Way," said
Anyone who is not normally
^tacted at work for their dona-
can make their donation
i the JCC.
he following are the United
^y Agencies of Greater Tampa:
nerican Red Cross, Red
s-Fla. Div., Big Brothers,
Sisters, Boy Scouts, Boys
||bs, Catholic Social Services,
ildren's Home, Consumer
iit Counseling, DACCO,
Jerusalem Exhibit
t Opening Success
he exhiL.. ou.B iot the dis-
W entitled, Jerusalem: Keep-
1 'he Fast Alive!" are Sundays
J4 P.m. and weekdays (except
|0ct.20.21) 2 to 4 p.m.
Mter a successful opening of
J Jerusalem exhibit, the photo-
Whir display will remain at the
T- until November 2.
P>' dedication and energy put
tni Memtwrship Day -
djOpening by the entire JCC
nbership committee, chaired
Para Cohen, made the Oct. 11
fning very 8pecia, and
Saunders stressed to the com-
mittee that the "U.S. must
develop the best possible rela-
tionship" with all states in the
area. He said the U.S. has to be
an arms supplier to the countries
of the region in order to have a
voice in bringing about arms
control in the area.
He said that by not selling the
AW ACS to the Saudis it would
confirm the view of Arabs that
the U.S. only considers the in-
terests of Israel and the U.S.
therefore would not be regarded
in the Arab world as a
"guarantor" of a Middle East
Tucker, however, said the
major interest of the U.S. in the
area is to protect its oil supply
and relying on Saudi Arabia to do
this is even worse than the
previous policy of relying on the
Shah of Iran. He said the Saudis
Ed Finkelstein
Easter Seal, Family Service
Association, Girls Clubs, Girls
Clubs of America, Gulf Coast
Epilepsy, Helping Hand Day
Nursery, Hills. Assn. Retarded,
Hills. Comm. Mental Health,
Home Association, Jewish Com-
munity Center, MacDonald
Training Center, Mental Health
Association, Salvation
Army, Suicide and Crisis,
Suncoast Girl Scout Council,
Tampa Day Nursery, Tampa
Lighthouse for Blind, Tampa
United Methodist Centers,
Tampa Urban League, Travelers
Aid Society, United Cerebral
Palsy, USO, United Way of
Greater Tampa, Visiting Nurse
Assn., Voluntary Action Center
"Numerous people volunteered
to provide refreshments, enter-
tainment, tour guides, and what-
ever was needed to make at-
tendees feel welcome and part of
the Center." Muriel Feldman,
JCC Membership Coordinator
described the cooperation and
assistance she and Sara Cohen
received in planning the Opening.
Other hours are available for
tours based on prior arrangement
with JCC staff. Interested parties
should call Darlene Wolfe or
Muriel Feldman at 872-4451.
"have been neither moderate nor
cooperative where our vital in-
terests are concerned."
they are among the oil producing
countries responsible for the in-
crease in oil prices, that they
have worked against the Camp
David peace process and have
continuously resisted placing
American bases in Saudi Arabia
or in any other Gulf countries.
In other testimony, Father
Robert Drinan, president of
Americans for Democratic Action
(ADA), strongly opposed the sale
of arms to Saudi Arabia. "If our
goal is a stable, peaceful region,
then we ought to concentrate on
solving the problems which stand
in the way of peace and not create
new difficulties for ourselves and
the Saudis," he said.
Drinan, a former Democratic
Congressman from Massa-
chusetts, said selling AW ACS to
Saudi Arabia "shields our eyes"
from the many problems involved
in bringing peace and stability to
the region.
Drinan also warned of the dan-
ger of U.S. involvement in
Middle East wars if Americans
should be injured or killed while
flying aboard an AW ACS air-
craft aa trainers or joint com-
manders. "It would be very diffi-
cult for members of Congress and
the Executive branch to resist
public pressure to take action if
U.S. citizens were endangered or
killed," he said.
THOMAS DINE, executive
director of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC), told the Senate com-
mittee that the proposed sale
would "jeopardize the national
Continued on Page 2
Community Urged to Oppose
Saudi Arms Sale Package
The United States Congress is
now considering action on the
Administration's plan to sell
lethal offensive weapons to Saudi
Arabia (awacs spy planes; and
offensive equipment for the
Saudis" F-15 fighter planes). The
sale of this equipment to Saudi
Arabia does not serve America's
best interests; does not help pro-
tect America's oil supplies or
deter a threat of Soviet expan-
sion, and it poses a grave threat
to Israel.
The Tampa Jewish Federation
in cooperation with the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council has requested
personal letters, even brief hand-
written ones,to be sent to every
Senator and Congress member
urging them to oppose the pro-
posed Saudi Arms-sale package.
Some of the major points you
may want to include in your
letter are:
The Saudi arms sale does not
protect U.S. interests in the Per-
sian Gulf, since even an over-sup-
plied Saudi Arabia would have to
rely on the U.S. to counter a
Soviet threat.
The Saudi oil fields are
already protected by American-
manned AWACS planes, and the
sale only jeopordizes that protec-
tion; reduces the American pre-
sence; and leaves this secret
equipment in questionable Saudi
Our most sophisticated and
advanced military equipment
should not be delivered to an un-
stable Saudi government, which
might easily go the way of the
Shah's shaky Iranian regime.
When the decision was
originally made, in 1978, to sell
Saudi Arabia a fleet of F-16
fighter planes, the President
made a solemn commitment to
the United States Congress that
the planes would only carry de-
fensive equipment. The present
Saudi arms proposal will convert
these planes into lethal offensive
weapons, violating that solemn
commitment, and dramatically
undermining the credibility of
presidential commitments-----
past, present and future.
Offensive arms to Saudi
Arabia means an escalating Mid-
dle-East arms race, and threatens
Israel and peace throughout the
The sale of this offensive
equipment poses a grave danger
to the state of Israel, our staunch
ally and outpost of democracy in
the Middle-East.
Letters should be directed to:
Senator Lawton M. Chiles, Jr.,
437 Russell Senate Office Build-
ing, Washington, D.C. 20510;
Senator Paula Hawkins, 1327
Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20510; and
Representative Sam M. Gib-
bons, 2204 Rayburn House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
TOP Jewish Foundation
Sponsors Seminar Oct. 21
The Tamp-Orlando-Pinellas
(TOP) Jewish Foundation in con-
junction with the Tampa Jewish
Federation Endowment Com-
mittee and the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation Endowment
Committee is planning a special
tax program for a joint meeting
of the Tampa Bay and Pinellas
County Estate Planning Coun-
cils. The meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, Oct. 21, and will be
held at the Tampa Marriott
The featured speaker for the
evening will be Jerome A.
Manning, a tax attorney from
New York City. Among Mr.
Manning's many credits, he is a
member of the faculty of the New
York University Law School, he
is a member of the faculty of the
New York University Law
School, where he is an adjunct
professor teaching estate plan-
ning. Mr. Manning has lectured
before numerous forums, in-
cluding the Southern Federal Tax
Institute, the New York Univer-
sity Institute on Federal Taxa-
tion and has presented programs
throughout the country. Mr.
Manning is also the author of
Estate Planning" published by
Practicing Law Institute. The
Foundation's special quest is a
member of the New York and
Florida bars and is a partner in
the law firm of Stroock, Stroock
and l.avan.
Mr. Manning's presentation

Jerome A. Manning
will be on the estate planning
aspects of the New Economic Re-
covery Tax Act (ERTA), and
specifically its impact in the area
of charitable giving. This topic
will be of special interest to the
estate planning councils, since
the membership of the organiza-
tion consists of lawyers, certified
public accountants, chartered by
life underwriters and trust offi-
cers who engage in estate, busi-
ness and tax planning.
In addition to the estate plan-
ning councils, The Foundation
has invited other guests from
both the Tampa and Pinellas
Jewish Communities who may
have an interest in this area.-

The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Continued from Page 1
security of the U.S." Dine noted
that the sale would not help the
Saudis because "the threat to
Saudi Arabia is internal."
He stressed tha AIPAC sup-
Experts Differ on AW ACS to Saudis
one similar to that rapidly de- woraingon. *** Jj"
loping between the U.S. and J2-J.?gJ ZLfSSL* *
-"" Dine stressed that in Saudis, the more ~-~- q ^
ports "a true partnership be-
tween the U.S. and Saudi Arabia
like the one that exists between
the U.S. and the NATO coun-
tries and the U.S. and Israel and
uAboal ^olm
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470)
October 22-25 the University of South Florida B'nai B'rit.i-
Hillel Chapter is honored to present a "Residency and Shabbat
Retreat" with Rabbi Lynn Gottleib, who serves as Rabbi to
Mishkan, a shul in New York City. Rabbi Gottlieb describes
herself by saying ..." I am a story toller in the ancient Yehudl
(Jewish) tradition of Maggidim. Maggidim journey from town
to town and country to country chanting and telling stories from
to vastarray of Yehudl sources, both oral and written, past and
present. Maggidim carry news from far away places, share the
customs and rituals of their own and other spiritual traditions
and serve as interpreters of the past and present, by collecting
and telling the sacred tales.
Woven in the fabric of my work are the threads ot my learn-
ing with the deaf community eight years of study for rabbinic
ordination, which was given privately January, 1981, a back-
ground in theatre, and a special concern for women's spiritual
Presently, I travel from place to place working with all ages
in a variety of organizational, academic, and communal settings,
choosing the theme and shaping the event in relation to the
groups, needs, the season of the year, the place of the Torah-
story cycle, and the physical setting of the work space."
Rabbi Gottlieb will be participating in classes, a discussion
and performance at 8 p.m. on October 22, entitled "Retelling the
Beginning," she will meet in groups and on an individual basis,
and she will appear on WUSF-TV. Contact the Hillel office if
you are interested in participating in this outstanding upcoming
Our heartiest congratulations to Congregation Kol Ami
members Dr. Mark and Eleanor Richman on toe birth of their
first child, a daughter named Aliza Leah. Aliza was born on
September 12 at 12:38 a.m. at MacCill Air Force Regional Hos-
pital. She weighed six pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.
She has two mighty happy sets of Grandparents, both of Los
AngelesFran and Lester Richman and Hilga and Solomon
Stein. We are so happy for all of you and we send a warm wel-
come and lots of love to Aliza.
President of the Bay Horizons chapter of Women's Ameri-
can ORT. Lili Kaufmann. tells us about a most clever and enter-
taining arrangement that has been made through the joint
efforts of the Tampa Players and the members of Bay Horizons
ORT. Four times during the year, ORT members and their
spouses, and friends can enjoy a special evening at the theatre,
and at the same time earn honor roll credit. The four productions
that the Tampa Players will be presenting this year include:
"The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild" by Paul Zindel; "The
Rope Dancers" by Morton Wishengrad; "The Night of the
Iguana" by Tennessee Williams; and "The Pajama Game" by
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
In addition, special after theatre gatherings are in the plans
for those wise members who choose to participate in this project-
Saturday nights at the theatre! Be sure to contact Freyda Cohen
933-8513, if you are interested.
Many of our friends from Congregation Kol Ami have some
wonderful memories from their summer travels and we would
like to share them with you: Susan. Eileen and Bret Zalkin spent
a fantastic month visiting relatives in California; the Apple-
blatt, Cotxen, and Valin families had a lovely time vacationing
on a small island in the Gulf of Mexico; Carol and Sam Wein-
stein and Ilena and Lew Berger spent a week at Hilton Head,
South Carolina; the Seeligs spent two weeks in Nashville and
Kansas City; Judy Gomperts sojourned to upstate New York
where she "cooled off" for about a month; the Shors spent two
weeks visiting friends and family in Maryland; and Betty and
Al Goodman accompanied their son Glenn to Israel where he
participated in the Maccabbean Games and won two gold
medals in wrestling! Well, I am breathless just writing about all
of these wonderful trips- hey, didn't anyone need a reporter
along to take down notes???
For a scrumptious Sunday morning treat, don't miss ORT's
second semi-annual "Breakfast Break-through" The Lox
Box! Order now, and on Sunday, October 18, before 11:30 a.m.
ones, of the members from the evening ORT chapter will deliver
to your door, one deeee-licious box of eats. Each Lox Box will
contain: lOx or nova (your choice); four baglee; four danish;
cream cheese, tomato, and onion.
All of this for only $12.00. So, if you want to support ORT
and your stomach at the same time, call now and order your Lox
Box for Sunday October 18. Call: Sydney Schwartz 985-5351 or
Rena Firestone 935-1695.
Meet (or rather re-meet) Bob Fisher, who moved back to
Tampa about a month ago. Bob resided here for two years but
left our fair city to live in West Palm Beach for about a year, due
to a job change. We are thrilled to have him back here now and
living on the Bay shore. Bob is the "New Car Sales Manager" for
Bay Datsun He enjoys tennis and just being with friends in his
spare time. He grew up in Miami Beach and because be still baa
family and friends there, he enjoys going back for frequent
visits. He is a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. A warm
welcome back to Tampa, Bob- we've missed you!
Until next week. ___________________
mch a partnership "two nations
An differ."
He noted that "In recent years,
administrations have shown they
can offend Israel and deny
requests or even delay or deny a
weapons system needed and pro-
y alternative is for the U.S. to
acVas regional coordinator,
working with Egypt, !* Wd
Saudis are to get the AWACS it
should be only after five condi-
tions were met.
HE LISTED these as: Ending
cured by the Israel government. Utical we.pon
But, he said, despite this Israel the use i ou m i~
.ares bases, port* to jg-M*. J J
of keeping the four AWACS now
in Saudi Arabia, acceptance and
participation in the Camp David
process; ending supplies of
money and material to the Sovi-
et controlled" countries of Syria.
Iraq and South Yemen; and end-
ing funding to the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Robert Thabit, president of the
National Association of Arab-
Americans, who supported the
arms sale, accused membera of
the Senate and House of giving
Israel "almost blind support. *
He charged that Israel is trying
to block the sale in order "to
drive a wedge between the U.S.
and its closest Arab friend, Saudi
Arabia." However, he said, if Is-
rael seeks peace, it "can only
benefit from closer ties between
the U.S. and the moderate Arab
governments in the Middle East
such as Saudi Arabia."
lities, intelligence and other
assets with the U.S." while
"Saudi Arabia has yet to show
this kind of commitment."
Dine rejected the proposal for
joint ownership of the AWACS
which many in Congress have
said is the only way the Adminis-
tration will get its arms package
approved. He noted that joint
control would be subject to the
whims of the Saudis. He said that
the Saudis ordered the U.S. out
of a base in that country, that
Libyan ruler Col. Muammar
Quaddafi acted similarly later
and the Ayatollah Khomeini
ousted the U.S. from two in-
telligence bases in Iran.
Robert Zweiman, national
commander of the Jewish War
Veterans of the U.S., also op-
posed the AWACS sale. He told
the committee that instead of
helping to achieve stability in the
Middle East, the arms deal will
have "a contrary effect."
Zweiman said that instead of
Washington Report by JTA
Correspondent David Friedman.
High Court Orders
Abu Trial Postponed
Court of Justice has ordered the
embezzlement trial of Welfare
Minister Aharon Abu Hatzeira
postponed. The trial had been
due to begin at the Tel Aviv Dis-
trict Court last week with the
Minister entering his plea on
charges of theft and embezzle-
ment from a charitable fund
several years ago.
But the High Court of Justice
ordered the proceedings sus-
pended until the District Court
Judge and the State Prosecutor
"show cause" to the High Court
why Abu Hatzeira's Knesset
immunity need not be lifted.
The prosecution had argued in
earlier proceedings and the Tel
Aviv District Court Judge had
ruled, that the lifting of Abu Hat-
zeira's immunity by the ninth
Knesset remained effective for
the present tenth Knesset. (The
Minister's immunity was lifted
by the ninth Knesset towards the
end of its term. Since then, gene-
ral elections have been held and
Abu Hatzeira was reelected
head of his own Tami Party.)
THE TEL AVIV Judge, Vic-
toria Ostrovsky-Cohen, and the
State Prosecutor were given
three weeks to answer the "show
cause" order. Until they do so,
and until the High Court has
considered the immunity issue in
depth, the criminal proceeding
against the Minister is
Abu stood trial and was ac-
quitted on bribery charges earlier
this year. The new trial relates to
his period, in the mid-1970s, as
Mayor of Ramie, when he admi-
nistered a state-supported chari-
table fund named in honor of his
late father, a leading Sephardic
rabbi. The allegations are that he
stole money from this fund for his
private use.
His attorneys argue on the im-
munity issue that having been
reelected to the Knesset, his par-
liamentary immunity, though
lifted by the previous Knesset,
should be considered as automa-
tically restored. In order to try
him, therefore, the state proaecu-
sion must once again request the
(new) Knesset to lift his immuni-
Some political observers be-
lieve that in the present tight po-
litical situation, a new immunity
proceeding in the house would
not necessarily be a forgone con-
Shamir, Polish Minister Met
eign Minister Josef Zcyrek of Po-
land and Foreign Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir of Israel met for an
hour at the consulate General of
Poland. The two diplomats dis-
cussed Pollen-Israeli relations
and each government's foreign
Pohcy. Poland broke dipfornatk
relations with Israel after the Six-
^wy War.
'Women's Wednesday**
December 2,1981!
Circle The Date Now!
A power loss durinlBR%.
ftunng the Jewiahc^*
Canter, has WMl?fSS1
The Jewish Sound" tn ,'
^Programs and .mfij
Sunday, October 18 n
Wolfe JCC PmgraTrJ:
will discuss special evu
plans shortly to unfold ?
center On October mj
Finkelstein, Executive SJ
ofthe JCC and Sharon 8
President will talk JJ?
Centers plans and activ^
The Jewish Sound canh.k~.
J WMNF, 88.5 FM!si^
Work is well underway for t
first-ever Jewish commmfol
resource book to be pubki
early next year by the J
Community Center.
The book, under the i
of Lee Tobin and JCC
President Leah Davideon,
being published as a
"Our first objective lot
book is to serve as a guide i_
Jewish and secular living fortajl
present population and the f
Tampan," said Tobin
"And our second objectivea*
raise funds by the selling of i
to help make the center it
and more enjoyable place fort
Jewish people of Tampa".
Letters announcing the I
were mailed to over 2,500 [
for the directory listing, and i
any changes were to be i
Tobin urges the people to nan]
the letters back to the cental
Oct. 20.
Anyone wishing to help <
the book selling, copy i
or proofing is asked to i
Tobin at the center (872-445111
at home (251-3050).
"Our Fine Arts program, tail
at the Jewish Community Cent*,]
is designed to be of interest t*|
both the beginning and exptl
ienced senior adult artist. Ill
addition, we offer stimulating a-1
periences for those who may tail
to just enjoy the art of othn'l
explains Beverly Rodgers, w|
also teaches art at the Univenay|
of South Florida.
Currently Mrs. Rodgai
offering painting, drawing, I
art appreciation clu'*|
Students tour area gallerieiai|
aee demonstrations by nil
artists in their own studial
These are offered to dulu60|
bettor. Call the JCC, 87244511
more information.
There is no charge requredhj
these classes due to prtnl|
ing by the Older American Ml
through Florida's HRS "I
Manahill Area Agency on Ap I
However, donations are *hJJ
welcome aa they help to og
and improve programs tor ("!
When senior adults report* I
"I've found new friends who MM
brightened up my life' adj
look forward to our in**"*"
weak", the summer pilot progi*]
called Summer Sheniuff
changed its name to Se*
Shenanigans and became if*
manent event.
This group meeti
Wednesday evening "JJ
Jewish Towers. It "r**2
by the Jewish Omuniuutj^JJ
Senior Project, in enofM
with HiUeborough CottjgJ^j
Education and tree of ensf" |
all senior a duhs 60 or bettsr
The participating saoionip
the* cheating. w^S
music, easy disco, n*'3j
games, cards, and _J3
covered diah supp** Jjfj
information call "H^J
Amaldi, 872-4461 at the JCt

.October 16.1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Pag* 8
1 student Center
University of
South Florid.
u, throughout the world this
[(Oct. 13-20) are celebrating
ot feetival of Sukot, the
0f Tabernacles," of
E." a holiday of harvest
liiksgiving and the most
0f all the Jewish ob-
. holiday waa called the
tL Festival because accord-
It,; the Biblical book of
wonomy. it was celebrated
. conclusion of the antumnal
tti The Book of Exodus also
rbes it as the "Festival of
Ingathering" of the frurta of
L theme of the holiday is inv
Btely recognizable to non-
Jewish Americans for the Ameri-
can Thanksgiving holiday was
deliberately patterned upon
Sukot by the scripture minded
pilgrims. It shares with Thanks-
giving the predominant ideas of
autumnal harvesting and joyous
gratitude to God for his bounty.
Many ancient symbols, evoca-
tive of the Biblical past of the
Jewish people during which our
culture was both agricultural and
nomadic, survive unchanged in
this holiday. In keeping with the
Biblical injunction, Jews build
"Sukot" -booths outside their
homes or synagogues: these are
made of three walls, the roof is
covered with green boughs, and
the inside is decorated with the
fruits of the harvest season.
Meals are eaten in the Sukah"
during this holiday, and prayer
and songs of gratitude and joy
are recited in them. The building
of the "Sukah" is also associated
historically with the liberation
from Egypt and the long wander-
ing of the Jewish people before
they reached the land of Israel It
is also thought to symbolize the
fragility and transitory quality of
life and to serve as a reminder to
Jews that material things like the
"Sukah" have little permanence.
Reminiscent of both harvest and
desert, two other ancient symbols
are an integral part of the Sukot
observance. They are the "etrog"
or citron and the "lulov". a palm
The prevailing spirit of this
holiday is joyous and reioicing
even as we also pray for G-d's
continuing mercy over the winter
and for the advent of life-giving
rains at this season in Israel.
[abib Says He'll Go Back When Needed
("A) Philip Habib,
sident Reagan's special
\ioy for the crisis in Leb-
1, said he would not re-
i to the Middle East un-
fthe Arab League's spe-
ll committee has a chance
[continue its efforts to
the problem facing
banon, both internal and
emal. Habib also indi-
that the missiles
has placed in Leba-
i are not a priority issue
rthe United States.
PI think it is in the United
States interest, the interest of the
people of the region, that the pro-
cess of dealing with the complex-
ities of Lebanon go on," Habib
told several hundred people at
the 35th annual conference of the
Middle East Institute at the
Mayflower Hotel. He said that
the need now was to "consolidate
the gains" made in Lebanon and
to reduce the chances of another
crisis occurring.
HABIB, who had retired from
the State Department in 1978 as
Assistant Secretary of State for
Political Affairs, was sent to the
Mideast by Reagan last May
after Syria moved SAM-6 mis-
siles into Lebanon and Israel
threatened to remove them by
The retired diplomat's remarks
Israel Bonds Honors
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came in response to a questioner
who asked about Premier Mena-
chem Begin's statement on a tel-
evision program while he was in
the United States recently in
which the Premier said he ex-
pected Habib to return to the
Middle East soon to get the mis-
siles removed. Habib replied that
he will return to the Mideast
when the President decides there
is "something for me do do."
Habib said that while the mis-
siles are still a major issue, at
least for the contending parties,
the major effort was to conso-
lidate the gains made by the
ceasefire across the Lebanese
border to solve Lebanon's many
internal and external problems.
HABIB, who was the keynote
speaker for the conference, called
for moving ahead swiftly on the
Mideast peace process. He said
the achievements of Camp David
were the beginning of the peace
process, not the end of it. "The
present stiuation is about as calm
as it is ever likely to be, short of a
comprehensive settlement," he
noted. He said this is why pro-
gress must be made to avoid any
new crisis from developing.
He said that the reason that all
sides agreed to the ceasefire
across the Lebanese border was
that they all realized that unless
they worked to "defuse the situa-
tion," they could undo all the
progress they had made.
Habib said that the United
States has a "unique" position
because it is the only major
power than can help bring peace
to the Middle East. He said the
Soviet Union could not do this.
ASKED ABOUT the lack of a
special U.S. negotiator for the
autonomy talks, Habib noted
that the U.S. Ambassadors to
Egypt and Israel, Alfred Ather-
ton and Samuel Lewis, respec-
tively, were experienced in the
area and were intimate about
every detail of the process.
Maril Jacobion.. Mike Levine.. Mike Kau..
Lea Barnett..
Presidents Mission
Returns From Israel
Four leaders of the Tampa
Jewish Community have re-
turned from Israel as partici-
pants in the United Jewish
Appeal Presidents Mission.
Mike Levine, Maril Jacobs,
Les Barnett and Mike Kass
Joined over 400 participants from
across the United States in an
historic five-day intensive look at
the State of Israel.
According to Mike Levine,
"This was not a mission for first-
timers not a tour of Israel
where one sees all the sights. It
was, however, an intensive look
at the State of Israel, the govern-
ment, the people and the agen-
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The other mission participants
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held at the Knesset prior to the
departure to Ben-Gurion airport
for the return flight.
While the President's Mission
has been an annual event for the
past several years, this was the
first lime members of the Tampa
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Ix-vine commented, "Next year
we hope to encourage a much
larger contingent from the
Tampa community participate in
this mission. We can all benefit
from the renewed spirit and uplift
we gain from this experience."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. October 16
Tragedy of Sadat is Tacit Acceptance of Terrorism
The tragic assassination of Egypt's
President Anwar Sadat is made even more
tragic by the tacit acceptance of Mr. Sadat's
murder without a sense of genuine outrage
that international terrorism is beginning to
shape the foreign policy of the nations of the
Surrogates mainly attended the funeral
for Mr. Sadat in Cairo rather than heads of
state themselves, including President Reagan
who stayed home on the advice of his security
chieftains. In this sense, the delinquents were
saying that the PLO's, the IRA's and the Red
Army Brigades of the world are telling us how
we shall comport ourselves.
We do not mean to single out President
Reagan for special criticism, but only'as an
example; after all, he was the target of an as-
sassination attempt himself last March, if of
an entirely different order.
Still, he and others Britain's Prime
Minister Thatcher, France's President Mit-
terrand, West Germany's Chancellor Schmidt
were guilty of negligence of their duty as
leaders of the free world when they stayed
away from Cairo on Saturday. By their
inaction, they were saying that they no longer
make policy either for their countries or for
their international principles.
This did poor service to President Sadat,
whose effort to achieve peace in the Middle
East with Israel as a member of the family of
nations there is what led to his assassination.
At this moment, it would also serve Mr.
Sadat poorly if we engaged in speculation
either about Mr. Sadat's past or whether he
had any motives other than his stated ones
when he flew to Jerusalem in November,
1977. The fact is that he did fly there. The
fact is that this opened up a dialogue that
enraged his Arab bethren, who ultimately
helped kill him.
The fact is that this dialogue continues to
this very day, past the death of Mr. Sadat; it
continues in the vow by Egypt's new Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak to pursue the peace
initiative of his predecessor. And, if there is
any credibility in the report this week by
ABC-TV's Barbara Walters, it continues in
Mubarak's promise to Prime Minister Begin
to visit Israel in the near future as a sign of
Egypt's determination not to swerve from his
country's commitment to peace with Israel.
Begin Was Hero in Cairo
In our view, the hero Saturday was
Prime Minister Begin. It was not the
gesturing surrogates who came to Cairo to
capture the lens of TV cameras one more time
who were the heroes. Nor was it Secretary of
State Alexander Haig, whose real purpose
was to conduct the business of this nation in
behalf of the Reagan Administration.
Mr. Begin was the hero of the day be-
cause, alone among the parties interested in
pursuing the Camp David accord, he walked
through the streets of Cairo to President
Sadat's funeral site and exposed himself to
the very same extermination possibility that
had gunned the President down just days be-
fore. He came to confirm his country's com-
mitment to what he and President Sadat had
begun. He came to express his sadness over
the tragedy. Where were the Europeans who
press their own Middle East peace initiative
these days?
The irony of it all is that a former Presi-
dent of the United States, the so-called ar-
chitect of the Camp David accord, abused this
signatory to the accord, Prime Minister Be-
gin. Former President Carter said of Mr. Be-
gin that he should not have come, that Mr.
Begin is a pariah in the eyes of the Arab
Former President Carter said that Israel
should withdraw from the Sinai sooner than
the agreed-upon April, 1982 date according to
the Camp David accord. Israel should with-
draw sooner, he declared, to prove its com-
mitment to peace.
We think Mr. Carter has reached a new
low matched only by his announced support
for U.S. talks with the PLO. We would like to
know who Mr. Carter thinks he is to demand
proof from Israel for anything. It is ^
set up the strawman argument that Is**
may renege on the 1981 withdrawl SI
which he said would be "suicidal." it ^7J
who called for proof to the contrary urkj
should his declarations even be consider*!!
Talk about poor service to the two men wSI
hands he shook at the White House in Man?
1979 when they signed the peace agreement
We agree with Israel's Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir: "I don't think what hao
pened in Egypt should bring anybody to 9
pressure on Israel." Least of all Jimmy Carl
ter. Forty-nine states of this nation told himl
to go home last November. Why did Ac stick!
around until after mid-January, 1981?
If the answer was obvious in his case, sol
should it be obvious in the case of Israel',
withdrawal from the Sinai.
It is a sad day that an architect of the]
peace should so abuse the man who has
sacrificed the most for peace, Prime Minister!
Begin, next to President Sadat who has give
his life for it.
Now that Mr. Carter is safely back
home in Plains, he ought to do some real soul-
searching into his mean meddlesomeness.
They Came to Praise Caesar, Not Bury Him
EVEN AS the likes of newspa-
per columnist Garry Wills is ac-
cusing Prime Minister Begin of
"creating facts" through the es-
tablishment of Israeli settle-
ments on the West Bank that
make the Palestinian autonomy
talks "insoluble," Wills is himself
creating facts.
According to Wills, the object
of Begin's policy was to embar-
rass President Sadat and force
Sadat to opt out of continuing
the autonomy talks after all,
Sadat had called it quits on the
talks before. According to Wills,
this would give Begin the excuse
he has been allegedly looking for
to renege on Israel's final with-
drawal from the Sinai next April.
WILLS APES the fool from
Plains, Puddin'head Jimmy
Carter, who said the same thing
on his way over to the Sadat
Funeral in Cairo. Carter is re-
ported as having declared that if
Israel reneges, it would be a
"suicidal" decision, which was
not foolish, only meddlesome.
Also, incidentally, that Begin
should not have gone to the
funeral because his presence in
Cairo kept other Arab leaders
away who might otherwise have
come to the funeral too, which
was more than foolish it was
bigoted and reprehensible.
Which Arab leaders? Carter
didn't say. Of course not when
did he ever make sense? But what
he did say shows him to be as
predictably muddle-brained as
Wills is himself in this instance.
Talk about the pot's calling the
kettle black. In the world of
Araby, one would be hard-
pressed to decide who is the
greater pariah Jimmy Carter
or Prime Minister Begin.
That Carter did not see this is
leas a mark of his incredible
egotism than it is of his absurdly
romantic nature, which Wills
dearly shares here, and the rest
of the Western claque as well, so
far as Anwar Sadat is concerned.
WILLS' OWN capacity to
create facts a priori is if anything
a more serious weakness than it
is in Carter, who is a discounted
political entity to begin with be-
cause he is such a spongy, indeci-
sive thinker. But many people
will take Wills seriously because
he is a brilliant thinker and a pel-
lucid writer. When Wills makes a
pronouncement, many people
listen. In the end, he is not just a
newspaper columnist; his pro-
nouncements also appear in such
distinguished and intellectual
organs as The New York Review
of Books; and the intellectuals
these days, Jews among them,
are nothing if not anti-Israel.
I Leo
Still, his charge against Begin
as a manipulator of history is the
predicate upon which he
pyramids a panegyric to Presi-
dent Sadat. And the unutterable
truth in the wake of Sadat's
tragic assassination is that in the
20th Century, Anwar Sadat was
one of the most successful mani-
pulators of the facts of history of
all manipulators, past and
present; this includes the Nazis,
who thrived on the great lie, and
who failed, but not merely be-
cause they were liars; and the
Communists, who appear to be
successful, just as Sadat was, but
who are recognized for what they
are. If their lies become the offici-
al view of things in some parts of
the world, it is only that no one
has yet figured out how to stop
the Communists, short of war, as
was the case with the Nazis.
In the case of Sadat, a correc-
tion of history is not only desir-
able; it is an emergency. But with
the explosion of the hand-
grenades and gunshots that slew
him still ringing in our ears, it is
not yet fashionable, or tasteful,
to help others see Sadat as he
truly was.
reporters and television stars of
the journalistic trade contribute
to Sadat's own angelic assess-
ment of his life's purpose is to be
expected. The "non-story" is
after all the stuff of their metitr.
They are as fanciful in their
reporting as any creator of facts
aspires to be. Particularly in the
case of the TV glamor cadre, who
adore themselves without end,
there is a need for the super-stir
to adore some external object u
hero, as Nietzschean Ubtr-
mensch, even more. In symbiosis
is their survival. Approaching
Anwar Sadat as an equal gives,
say, a Tom Brokaw the feeling
that he is as heroic as he would
have us, and himself, believe.
This is a significant issue be-
cause President Sadat cast him-
self in the role of hero to begin
with. Now that hypocritical
politicians, of whom Carter and
Gerald Ford are mere examples,
have joined hands with star-
struck reporters who fail to dis-
tinguish between themselves as
observers of events (which they
are) and creators of events (which
they are not), as a unity they
compound the problem that Wills
describes as "creating facts."
By his own admission, Sadat
was an assassin. By his own
deeds, he was a dictatorial op-
pressor of contrary opinion, in-
cluding religious opinion. By hit
own judgment as a "war hero,"
this self-professed lover of God,
women and children launched s
sneak attack on a neighboring
country at the moment of that
country's most holy religious ob-
servance, Yom Kippur. By the
priority of his own judgments, he
has since celebrated that snau
attack as an annual event. By his
own decUration, he waa v
torious in that war, a war he lost
so overwhelmingly that only the
threats of an American prwidart
and his ax-wielding secretary ot
state forced the Israeli enemy to
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October 16,1981
The Jewish Fbridian of Tampa
They Come to Praise Caesar, Not Bury Him
DOed from preceding page
a its punishment of hia
Hy effort.
WAS then that Sadat
transcendental love. Be*
at the war's end, Sadat
Tuccessful in making the
em claque and its journal-
hangers-on believe in hia
ous view of himself because
been pragmatic for every-
, concerned to believe in that
Translated into today's
ency, the following is the
Even as late as Hosru
it's visit with President
j in Washington one week
ISTsadat's assassination, the
fted States was cool to Muba-
t's purpose a quick arms fix.
we are prepared to invest
Middle Eastern stake in
lyp't's own future a decision
is ludicrous reckoned in
uS of the experience in Iran
] our fears for the stability of
Saudi Arabian royal regime.
In the wake of the Sadat assassi-
nation, can Egypt be far behind?
The Western claque, led by a
trio of past Presidential ghouls,
came to Cairo to praise Caesar,
not to bury him. They came to
invest tomorrow's history in the
bank of today's legend according
to the legacy of Anwar Sadat. By
the circuitous reasoning charac-
teristic of him, the man from
Plains came closest to the
ultimate Western anguish post-
Sadat not that Israel was
there at the funeral in the person
of Menachem Begin, but that
Israel is there in the Middle East
at all. If the West were em-
powered to redo 1948, if it were
entitled in 1981 to throw the rem-
nants of the Holocaust back into
the tender hand of the United
Nations in order to delegitimize
its existence, it would do so as
quickly and as offhandedly as
Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford
on their way back from Cairo de-
manded U.S. talks with the ter-
the PLO
of Israel
rorist PLO -
primary intent.
The likes of Garry Wills would
never call for any of this because
he does not believe it. To him,
Israel is not anathema, but hia
coy comments about Begin give
others justification to think the
thoughts of the Carters and
Fords among us. Indeed, with the
Western claque now passionately
obsessed with fixing blame for
the Sadat assassination, the
story is long since out that the
U.S. indifference to Sadat's
"patient" struggle with Israel
over autonomy is what isolated
him even further from his fellow-
Arabs and led to his death at ex-
tremist hands.
FROM THIS reasoning, it is
but a short hop to Col. Qaddafi's
funeral oration for Sadat: "He
lived like a Jew and died like a
Jew." What Qaddafi meant
doesn't matter. No anti-Semitic
statements are logical.But there
will be many to harbor Qad-
dafi's feeling as they mull over
Jimmy Carter's observation
Ijabout Prime Minister Begin,
which was of the same order as
Qaddafi's. There will be many to
say of the Jews that they have
killed Christ a second time.
And no one will bother very
much either to recall the lie of
just what Anwar Sadat waa
doing at the moment he died
his ultimate triumph as a creator
of facts.
Begin Guarantees Promises
JERUSALEM (|JTA) Premier Menachem
Begin assured the Aguda Israel that his government
would honor all the promises he made to the ultra-Ortho-
dox party as a condition for its support of his coalition.
Begin met Monday with the party s four-man Knesset
faction after the Aguda's ruling Council of Sages dis-
played impatience over the government's alleged delays in
implementing their demands.
THE SAGES reportedly concentrated on the contro-
versial archaeological dig at the City of David in Jeru-
salem. They are demanding that the government invoke
Article 45 of its coalition agreement which would give the
Chief Rabbinate Council sole legal authority to determine
whether the excavations involve the desecration of an an-
cient Jewish cemetery, as the Orthodox establishment
Special Center Lunch Brunch is 'Strange'
i connection with the Jerusa-
exhibit. entering its final
at the JCC, the Center is
onsoring a very special Lunch
nch on Tuesday, October 27
i 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dr. Jim
nge will discuss Archaeology
I The theme of the photo exhibit,
erusalem: Keeping the Past
live," is a natural for Dr. Jim
bange who has received world
fide recognition for his teaching
research. In addition to his
church activities, Dr.
oge serves on the Advisory
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ss and is a frequent speaker
r Jewish organizations.
In 1970 he completed a study
the New Testament with
thaeology as a Ph. D. program
took a post-doctoral fellow-
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; Jerusalem. He and his family
ved in East Jerusalem for a year
jrhile he completed his work.
During that time, Jim worked
on a project with Greek inscrip-
tions, took classes in Hebrew and
Arabic and spent 26 weeks in the
field digging. He dug at Tell er-
Ras atop Mt. Gerizim in the West
Bank, at French Hill in Jeru-
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Galilee. That same year he joined
the staff of the Joint Expedition
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ly a member of the successor to
that project, which is the Meiron
Excavation Project. This team
finished digging its fourth site
this year.
You may have read recently
about Jim's recent discovery. His
team found part of an ancient
The Center is pleased to have
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The cost for the lunch is $5 for
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Reagan Bemoans Loss of Sadat
Jewish Leaders Join President in Expressions of Sadness
given meaning."
Nathan Paakin,
de, said Sadat aaaaasinatwl
his stabilizing influence in*
i statesman whose
(JTA) President
Reagan, praising the late
Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat as a "humanitarian
unafraid to make peace."
said that the American
people were "horrified" by
the "cowardly" murder of
the Egyptian President.
"America baa lost a cioee
friend, the world has lost a greet
statesman, mankind has lost a
champion of peace. "Reagan de-
clared as he appeared on the
north portico of the White House
accompanied by his wife, Nancy.
make a statement until it was
officially announced m Cairo by
Vice President Hosm Mubarak
Keagan also praised Sadat as a
man of courage who sought to
bring peace to the world He
noted that Sadat was admired
and loved" bv the American peo-
Just a few minute* before the
President's nations lh --televised
appearance. Egyptian Ambassa-
dor Ashraf Ghorbal appeared in
front of his Embassy here con-
firming Sadat's death and de-
claring that Egypt would conti-
nue to follow Sadat s path under
the leaders*? of Mubarak.
Ghorbei said Egypt would ful-
fill "its international obligations'
and will continue to mvotve
thhai in the Camp David
peace process working in dose
partiMTshm with the U.S.
.American Jewish leaders.
awhile, expressed grief and
at the assassmation of the
>tian leader. Maynard
resident of the Amerv
csn Jewish Committee, said that
with the rest of the world we
mourn the death of a man of
courage and peace. We coodamr.
those responsible for this
tragic conaoqueaoa* of whack can
onhr be to further deatabthse the
Middle Ease
tive director of the Amencar
.Vwiah Congress, said be hoped
the Vmted States would fair*
absorb the nnphrabons of this
evidence of the tragv a>
to the Mideast
"we pray that the pro-
gram' toward peace between
Egypt and Israel wul not be us-
grent legacv to Egy-pt and to
the world
Charlotte Jacobsoa. ilnamai
of the Woric Zjcsusi Orgmum-
tm Americas ssctatn. .-nliec
the assassmation a laMiwphx
prsaang the nmatot and
axamps? of thv brave lea tier and
faraarhtsc setter of pence She
sasd the kuhng wa a gun-pwnr-
tnatod reen aider of a region
the face of nations aaaaf
Rabbi Benjamin Kreitman,
United Synagogue of Amarica
executive vice president, said it
was hoped that those who take on
the mantle of Sadat's leadership
"will follow in hia footsteps and
seek to carry on" the peace
process he started.
Sadat's successors would "conti-
nue in the courageous paths to
peace" initiated by Sadat was ex-
pressed by the American Profes-
sors for Peace in the Middle East
RoseUe Silberstein, president
of American Mizrachi Women,
said Sadat's assassination "is a
global tragedy" and that his
death "puts the entire Middle
East into a new perspective." She
added that "We will pray to see
Mr. Sadat's dream of peace ful-
on the trigger finger of the
Maxwell Grsenberg. chairman
of the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B nth, said Sadat pur-
sued pence vigorously until he
wan "cut down by terrorists
whose very act underscores the
destrurtii mi of hate and the
fragility of pence." He urged, in
addition to suitable mourning.
dedication to the eradication of
JACK SPITZER president of
B'nai B nth International, de-
scribed Sadat as "a singular fi-
gure who had the courage and
vision to seek pence with Israel
"and to continue on that path de-
spite enormous opposition
the Arab world"
We can onhr hope
Sadat s successor
wB honor his memory and his
dream by continmng to build the
structure of peace that be
Edgar Bronfman, president of
the World Jewish Congress m a
telegram to the Egyptian .Am-
bassador to the US .Ashraf
Ghorbal said the death of Sadat
"is a loss to the world of a great
statesman and a man of mcre-
dibsr vanon and bravery
Shirley Levaon. praadent of
the National Council of Jewish
Women, said Sadat action
kajmalt a raj afl he)* hwl eflMi
to achieve peace in the Middle
East She added that has death
is a matter of grave asaii to
all peace kn-mg people
Frieda Lews, president of
Ksaassah. aeecritwc the shun
Egy-paau PiiaaamT as noble
pie who chose to pursue the path
of pear* rugarnw of the risks
and the obstacles, basnet he
kept besare hut. the vanon of a
better woric for all people
dent of the Council of Jewsh Fe-
saxi that the Jewish
Israel Security Agent Was Wounded
NEW YORK. (JTAI Aa Israeli security
THE OFFICIAL also said that Israel's Aa.
to Cairo, Mosfce Season, was is the retsfwing stand
with Sadat and other Egyptjnn nfrrwli mi faresgn dag
not hit. The office! said that
t Israel raabaaii in Cairo
: of Sadat and i a hti en the let iea uag sti.
to f nsnnamt an the tragic
and the
Federations of North America
"have always dreamt of a time
when Israel would truly be free of
the threat of war and instead
could cultivate the pursuits of
peace President Sadat in his
efforts helped move that dream
closer to reality
Joseph Tabachnik. president of
the Chicago Board of Rabbis,
called Sadat a great world
leader His words, no more war'.
rang out with prophetic force as
be signed the Camp David ac-
cords We pray that the Egyptian
people and the Israelis will conti-
nue the peace process which will
serve asavmemmonsJto this great
Rabbi Joseph Stemstein. pre-
sident of the .American Zionist
Federation, said the tragic
assassination highlighted the
fragility' of international pacts
m the context of autocratic re-
gimes, adding that Sadat "will be
lammilii mil as a man of peace.
Harold Jacobs, president of the
National Council of Young Israel,
said Once again, the forces of
violence and terrorism have cut
down another .Arab friend of the
United States He expressed
hope the murder would not un-
* the Camp David ac-
aaj 3<
RABBI SOL ROTH, president
of the Rabbinical Council of
America called Sadat a great
statesmen who made a pri-
marv conGtbution to the cause of
peace in the Middle East"
Calling the assassination "a ter-
nble shock." he said he hope and
prayed this terrible act wil not
affect the peace process but
will bring the nations of the area
closer to the goals of peace
".>an Novx*. president of the
Zionist Organisation of .America.
called Sadat an extraordinary
examph of .Arab moderation" by
hi* acceptance of the reality of
Israel Novick said the Untied
States must understand that if a
strong aaSna -** Egypt car. he
by fanatic terrorist
the I'natec States
extreme caution
rerymg on has stable and
more vaanatable nations, such as
Saudi .Arubav
of Presidents of
Jewish Orgam-
aaid the mnrdar was that
of a man of near* courage and
"sum." anihnrliang "the spirit of
Berkowax. pre-
the Jewish National
the shocking death
how fragile the
Egypt and
He saad "now the whole
l aundeung if Egypt" wil
the rah of mace and
Middle East, in woriclafc*
aa eUUaman whose jfi
hand will be missed." ^*l
Julius Barman, president
the Union of OwSTgLl
Congregations of Aa*fieT2
is shocked and saddeaajTS
the bands of ungodly and !
disciplined msnof violence km
Wkrf on. of the great JH
and champions of world aw
Berman added that SadatSS
daring and courageous stitesno
of unususl courage and sum.
forces of nihilism and darknm."
.J)o?Lsl,fT- p"*"1*'
the Jewish Labor Committa
called the assassination of Sadat
"s tragic low for the cause of
peace and underscores that these
who appease terrorism are under-
mining the survival or orgtniad
UNESCO Condemns New
Excavation in Jerusalem
PARIS |JTA) The United Nations Ed
ucational. Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) has condemned Israel for its continuation of
archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The UNESCO executive committee voted 28-1 to con-
demn Israel for its "persistent and deliberate violations" |
of former UNESCO resolutions on this subject.
The United States was the only UNESCO member
state to vote against the Arab-sponsored resolution.
Among the countries that abstained were all those from
Western Europe. Guatemala. Jamaica and Japan. Israel
is not a member of the UNESCO executive committee.
THE RESOLUTION, which was voted on after a
two-day debate and which will now be presented to
UNESCO's general conference for ratification, said that
"the excavations and transformations seriously threaten
the historic and cultural sites of the city." It also claimed
that the digs now in progress "have never reached such a
pitch in intensity and growth as today.''
A UNESCO-linked body, the World Heritage
committee, voted earlier this month to include the Old
City of Jerusalem in the world list of sites which enjoy
international, including Jordanian, protection and finan-
cial aid.
Israel opposed the Jordanian-sponsored resolution
but could not vote against it because it is not a committee
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Community Calendar
I Friday, Oct. H
(Candlelighting time 6:50) Tampa Jewish Federation
tfomens Division E xecotive Board at 9:15 a.m. and Regular
Board at 10 a.m.-12 noon Congregation Schoarai Zedek SCH-
7f T Y Retreat Jerusalem E xhibit at JCC all week.
Saturday, Oct. 17
fonaregation Schoorai Zedek SCHZFTY Retreat
Congregation K ol Ami White Elephant Sale 8 p.m.
undassah Fundraiser 7:30 p.m. Tampa Players present
"TheSecret Affairs of Mildred Wild" at JCC-8 p.m.
SwidayrOct. It
C aregation schooroi Zedek SCHZFTY Retreat T une In:
"The Jewish Sound" 88.5 FM 9-11 a.m. Congregation
Schaorai Zedek Forum 9:30 a.m. ORT (evening chapter)
"LOX BOX"-9-11 a.m. Congregation Schoarai Zedek Isroel
Bond Event 7:30 p.m. Congregation K ol Ami Board
Meeting 8 p.m. Bay Area Singles-JCC view Jerusalem
Exhibit and Tampa Players Production 7:30 p.m. Tampa
Players present "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild" at JCC -
7:30 p.m.l
Monday, Oct. 19
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Board Meeting 1:30 p.m.
JCC Closed 5 p.m. Congregation Schoarai Zedek Board
Meeting-8 p.m. ^
Tuesday, Oct. 20
(daytime chapter) Board and General Meeting 9:30-11:30
JCC Closed A//Doy Jewish Towers Board Meeting-4
o Jewish Towers Bingo- 7:30 p. m
Wednesday, Oct. 21
JCC Closed All Day T.O.P. Seminar 5:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith General Meeting 6:30 p.m. Congregation K ol Ami
Sisterhood Board 7:45 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation
Board Meeting -8p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22
JCC Food Co-op 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith H Mid
F oundotion presents Rabbi L ynn Gottlieb in T hreeDay Visit T o
USF H odassah Membership-10 am. Towers R esidents-
Monagement Meeting- 1:30p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23
(Condletighting time 6:33)
Festival" a.m.
ORT (evening chapter) "Film
Monday, Nav. 16
B nai B 'rith W omen of T ampa M
ling -8 p.m
Synopsis of the Weekly Toroh Portion
"And Moses went up unto Mount Nebo And the
Lord showed him all the land. And Moses the servant of the
Lord died there" (Deut. 34.1-5).
VEZOT HABERAKHAH This is the blessing, where-
with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before
his death" (Deuteronomy 33.1). Beginning with a restatement of
the revelation of God to Israel at Mount Sinai, Moses proceeds
to stress the mutual love between God and the congregation of
Israel, as evidenced in the giving of the Torah. Then Moses
blesses each tribe individually (except for Simeon), and remarks
on Israel's strength and good fortune when the people rely on
the Almighty.
Moses ascends Mount Nebo, where God shows him all of
the Promised Land in the distance. And there Moses died, at the
age of 120. "And he was buried in the valley in the land of Moab
over against Beth-peor; and no man knoweth of his sepulchre
unto this day His eye was not dim, nor his natural force
abated. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of
Moab thirty days; so the days of weeping in the mourning for
Moses were ended. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the
spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and
the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord
commanded Moses. And there hath not arisen a prophet since in
Israel like unto Moses" (Deuteronomy 34.6-10).
(The recountint of Km Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and based
upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage." edited by P. Wollman
Tsamir, sis, published by Shenfletd. The volume is available at 7S Maiden
Line, New York, N.Y. leeil. Joseph SchUng is president of the society dis
tnbutmg the volume.)
Kosher Lunch Menu
iu of the Senior Citisea's Nutrition and
a -etserad by the HHIeborough County
Kosher ranch
Activity Protrra-
Commission and held at the Jewish Coewnujalty Ceater. Marilyn
BlakJey, afte aair, 872-4451. Menu eubject to change.
WEEK OF OCT. 19-23
Monday Turkey Chop Suey with Crisp Noodles, Turnip
Greens, Applesauce, Whole Wheat Bread, Sugar Cookie
Tuesday Beef Pattie with Gravy. Whipped Irish Potatoes,
Ranch Style Beans, Carrot Salad with Pineapple, Rye
Bread, Canned Peaches
Wednesday Chicken Shake and Bake, Green Beans. Sweet
Potatoes, Orange Juice, Whole Wheat Bread, Fruit
Thuraday RoMt Beef with Gravy, Baked Potato, Tossed
Sued with Tomatoes, French Dressing, Roll, Applesauce
Friday Fish with Tartar Sauce. Cooked Carrots, Grits. Slaw.
Whole Wheat Bread, Freeh Fruit
Organizations In The News
Dr. Ralph Golub, Hypnotist
and Psychologist will be the
featured speaker at the next
meeting of the B'nai B'rith
Women's Simcha Chapter, Oct.
19 at 8 p.m., at the Western
Sizzlin' on Hillsboro and Lois. Re-
freshments will be served after
the meeting.
Congregation Kol Ami hold its
Third (almost) Annual White
Elephant Sale on Saturday, Oct.
According to Michael Eisen-
stadt, chairman, admission to the
sale will be some item which peo-
ple have in their homes which
they do not use, need or want.
The item will be collected at the
door and auctioned off to the
highest bidder.
"The more bizzare, the better,"
said Eisenstadt. "We'll take any-
thing! An ideal contribution
would be some old wedding: rift
Mrs. Sherwin Givel
Susan Elisabeth Givel,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sher-
win Givel of Miami, and Eric
Francis Woolf, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Walter Woolfe, were
married October 11 at the
Marriott Hotel, in Miami. Rabbi
Frank Sundheim, of Tampa's
Congregation Schaarai Zedek, of-
ficiated. A reception followed,
also at the Marriott Hotel.
Marcy Horowitz was Maid of
Honor, Matron of Honor was
Randi Roth, and Bridesmaids
were Andrea Woolf and Adrienne
Friesner. Best Man was Eric
Peisner and Ushers were Donald
Roth, Steven Haubenstock,
Michael Givel, and David
Ore nan.
The bride is a graduate of the
University of Florida. The Groom
is a graduate of the University of
Florida and is Regional Manager
for Air Animal in Atlanta,
Following a honeymoon in
Bermuda, the couple will reside in
Josh David Louring
Josh David Lauring, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Lewis Lauring, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah tomor-
row morning at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. Rabbi Frank
Sundheim will officiate.
Josh is in the eighth grade at
Berkeley Preparatory School
where he is on the Headmaster's
List, won the Leslie Walbot
Award, is on the Track Team, the
Cross Country Team, is in
Soundings, and was a participant
in the Duke Talent Search. He is
also a member of the eighth grade
Religious School class of Congre-
gation Schaarai Zedek.
Special out-of town guests who
will join Josh and his family for
this joyous occasion include his
Kndparents, Mr. and Mrs.
try Bernstein of Margate,
Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Max
Lauring of Miami
Dr. and Mrs. Burton Goldstein
will be hosting the Friday night
Oneg Shabbat and Dr. and Mrs.
Lauring will host a Saturday
afternoon kiddush luncheon at
their home, in their son's honor.
which was given to you by your
aunt which is hidden away in a
closet somewhere and which you
never wanted to begin with!"
"It's important to remember:
one person's trash can become
another person's garbage. This
year we are sure to see some con-
tributions which will be appear-
ing for the third time. Hopefully
this time they will find a perxnan-
nent home." *
Eisenstadt will be assisted by
the "Zoo Crew," Kol Ami's own
troupe of irrepresible zanies. Lots
of surprises and fun are in store
for those who attend.
Refreshments will be served
and a door prize be awarded.
The sale will be held in Kol
Ami's new building at 3919
Moran Road in Carrolwood.
Early Shabbat Service At Kol Ami
Congregation Kol Ami recently
began an experimental program
which is not new but rathe: a re-
turn to the past.
During a selected number of
Friday evenings during the year
Kol Ami will hold Kabbalat
Shabbat Services at 6:16 p.m. in-
stead of 8 p.m.
"The late Friday evening
service is an American innova-
tion," said Rabbi Leonard
Rosenthal. "It was originally de-
signed to compete with the
Yiddish Theater, which ran on
Friday evenings. Early American
Rabbis were offended that their
Congregations were spending the
Sabbath following secular pur-
suits and introduced the late Fri-
day evening service to offer a re-
ligious alternative."
"However, this late service had
the effect of destroying the home
and familiar orientation of the
Sabbath experience. As families
rushed to go to the synagogue,
they could no longer enjoy the
traditional meal and linger at the
table enjoying each other s
"We hope that our members
will attend these early evening
services and then go to then-
homes to celebrate the Sabbath
with kiddush, motzi and fellow-
ship with family and friends."
Rosenthal also indicated that
these Friday evenings would be
ideal times for members to invite
each other over for dinner and
If successful, these early serv-
ices could become a regular part
of Kol Ami's religious program-
ming. The next one is slated for
November 27.
B'nai B'rith 876-4711
Jewish Community Center 872-4451
Jewish Floridian of Tampa 872-4470
Jewish National Fund 876-9327
State of Israel Bonds 879-8850
Tampa Jewish Federation 872-4451
Tampa Jewish Social Service 872-4451
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation, Inc. 225-2614
HUM School (Grades 1 8) 839-7047
JCC Pre School and Kindergarten 872-4451
Chai Dial A Bus (Call 9 a.m. to noon) 872-4451
Jewish Towers 870-1830
Kosher Lunch Program 872-4451
Seniors' Project 872-4451
Religious Directory
2001 Swarm Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily morning and
evening minyan.
CONGtEGATI0N K01 AMI Coarv.tive
3919 Moron Road 962-6338 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal
Services; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 o Rabbi Kenneth Berger,
Hazzan William Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College
Park Aprs. 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin .
Services: Friday, 7 p.m. Shabbat Dinner and Service; Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida Rabbi
Jeffrey Foust 5014 Patricia Court 172 (Village Square Aprs.)
988-7076 or 988-1234 Friday Services and Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Services 10:30 a.m. _

The Jewish FhrkHan of Tampa
Prida* Octob*
Impressions: Shabbat, The Wall; Epilogue
Raobi Frank Sundheim's
Summer Sabbatical in Israel
draws to a close in this fourth and
final segment describing his
closing days in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem with its Shabbat at
the Wall and the Wall itself with
its intrigue, history and, even
Here we are listening to the
Mendelsohn Scotch Symphony in
the apartment. Erev Shabbat at
the wall was the usual carnival.
All that was needed was Howard
Cosell. As the young men from
the Yeshiva came down in forma-
tion and the people rushed to see
them, all I could think of was the
cheerleaders forming a line to
welcome the home team as they
came on the field. Yet, as we left
and viewed the thousands of
people in panorama, it was truly
impressive. After all, they were
here, in Jerusalem at the wall
to receive Shabbat. That's
worth in itself a thousand
Howard Cosells.
In fact, I don't know when I've
had such a feeling of Shabbat rest
and Shabbat peace as today. We
came back to the apartment, had
a leisurely and intimate shabbat
dinner (not exactly my normal
menu), talked, visited with a rab-
binical family who are also at the
Apartotel, talked some more and
went to bed. This morning we left
for the HUC Chapel and found
another couple whom we took
with us, had a truly lovely serv-
ice, returned here, talked with our
friends for almost two hours. We
took a walk together, went to the
Hilton (about three blocks away)
for a light lunch, walked around
for another hour, returned to the
apartment, slept, had a leisurely
dinner and soon we'll walk to a
sidewalk cafe for coffee and cake,
and more talk.
While the Orthodox intrusions
into so many aspects of life
angers me, I am really delighted
that here in Jerusalem the result
is that the diversions to prevent
Shabbat from being Shabbat
simply don't exist. That this is
dictated by the Orthodox control
of Israeli religious life is obvious,
somehow today far from resent-
ment, 1 was happy for the quiet
and peace, and the empty street
on which I could drive to shul
without arriving in a shrek.
Today I FELT Shabbat: it was
different a distinction between
the holy and the secular. This
shabbat I went to shul and did
everything that made it in every
way a Shabbat of holiness. NOW
I am ready for the week.
Shavua Tov (A good week!)
Friday, a week later
As I prepare for Shabbat to-
night I do so with an invigoration
I seldom feel. The atmosphere of
Israel is partly responsible: this I
know. But something else won-
derful has happened to me this
week. I have found out that I still
have a mind that can function
creatively. I have immersed
myself in my courses, and when
mine isn't in session, I attend
Adrianne's class. Despite the fact
that I am not taking the courses
for credit, I am working harder
than most of the students. I am
reading voraciously and putting
together the material I am
learning with what I knew al-
Early Bronze la and Early
Bronze lb are important to me
and I can correlate my new
knowledge of early Canaan with
what I learned in Egypt three
weeks ago. I am experiencing the
joy of learning.
Sadly I realize that on my re-
turn this will not be so.The daily
chores of rabbiing, the sermons
and lectures that MUST be given
whether I am satisfied or not
with their preparation, all of
these frustrating and wonderful
parts of my life will return. We
call it normalcy. But this new
learning and correlation has
stimulated me intellectually and
baa re-charged my faith in my
own capacities.
There is a line in the Shabbat
morning service of the old Union
Prayer Book that comes to mind
at this moment. (I always loved it
anyway). It says: "He who has
worked faithfully during the
week will enjoy the delight of the
Sabbath." This week, in a way I
have not done for too many
years, I have worked faithfully. I
am ready for Shabbat.
"Come, O Sabbath Bride"
"Shabbat Shalom
Written After Visiting The Wall
Jury 10,1981
A solitary Has id
stands under the Wall,
on Erev Shabbat.
Beyond the chains
thousands move
in full view
of their foreign audience.
Others chant
and pray
in nodding devotion
true or feigned.
under the Wall
he weaves
back and forth
by himself.
No one
within ten feet
(which is a lifetime)
his head touching
the stone.
His hand trembles
against the Wall,
no joy in his eyes
only the agony
of shuddering prayer.
What deep sorror
consumes him?
on Erev Shabbat
(when joy should reign)
he stands
in desolation ?
Who knows
to what wrathful God
he bends in penance?
What tragedy
has struck
What sorrow gnaws
at his being?
Joy surrounds him.
But he is
with his God
Who shall hear his prayer.
And, somehow,
I, watching him
from a distance,
that I were there
with him .
Jerusalem does strange things
to a person and at unexpected
times. Today it happened in my
course: Jerusalem Throughout
the Ages. The course is a real
turn-on, and I will know the his-
tory, geography, and significance
of Jerusalem to all religions, very
well, soon. Today was our day at
the Second Temple, including the
new excavations South and
Southeast of the Wall. We also
went under the Wall (as do many
tourists). But our professor has a
friend; when you have a friend
anything is possible. Shaul's
friend is in charge of the newest
excavation toward the north end
of the Wall (the part we see is
only about one-fifth of it). Gener-
ally the public is allowed here
only two days a year, but when
you have a friend .
It was exciting. We walked
north along the wall at least 100
yards further than most tourists
are allowed, saw a small pulpit
that faces the Holy of Holies
(new) and finally came to the end
of the present excavation, a
chamber that even Shaul had not
seen yet. Here were two Doric
Stones (possibly from Herod)
about 15 feet west of the wall,
and then, at least 50 feet high,
newly bared sections of the wall
itself, in the finest Herodian
stone and craftsmanship, un-
weathered by time. It had only
been excavated a week or two
ago. What a thrill. One of our
class (they all know I'm a rabbi)
said to me: "Frank, why don't
you be the first to write a prayer
and put it in this section of the
Wall?" And, at that moment I
stiffened. All my feeling about
the idolotry of the Wall came
front and center into my con-
sciousness, and, despite the op-
portunity possibly to participate
in a First, I politely declined. Af-
terwards the conversation was
animated as we discussed my
feelings and the reasons for them.
Interestingly enough, at least the
people with whom I spoke
seemed to understand, and agree
about my observations.
So here again,that ambivalence
about the Wall emerges. It won't
leave. It fascinates me. It at-
tracts me. It repels me. It con-
fuses me.
I shall go again to the Wall to-
night, as a Jew, to welcome
Shabbat in joy. Perhaps some of
my negative feelings are a snob-
bish leftover of thinking Shabbat
should be more formal, even pre-
tentious. That feeling just
doesn't wash in Israel. Seeing
that agonized Hasid last Friday
night has reminded me: Shabbat
is holy, but it is holy joy. At sun-
set at the wall I hope to partici-
pate in my Oneg Shabbat
Shabbat Shalom
Today I went to the Wall
again, unexpectedly, and when it
was my decision. It makes a dif-
ference. No one, no time, nothing
took me there except my own
How did it happen? It was in
my Jerusalem course and it
turned out to be a super day. Our
study area was the Jewish
Quarter, including the four
restored Sephardic Synagogues,
the new buildings, and its signifi-
cance. In 10 years no one will
know what the Arabs did to this
area in 1948. It is so beautifully
rebuilt, much more so than in my
last visit five years ago.
And, without it being the sub-
ject of the day, it was impossible
to see the historical sites without
reference to 1948 and 1967.
The first synagogue in the Old
City, The Ramban, destroyed in
1948 in the War of Independence
A tiny area with a memorial
plaque marking the mass grave
where those killed in 1948 were
put before the final capture of the
Old City. They are now buried on
the Mount of Olives.
The un-restored roof of the Tif-
eret Israel Synagogue, the main
Ashkanazi Synagogue of Jerusa-
lem, where the Palmach held out
till the end when it was blown up
by the Jordanians.
All these reminders inside a
beautiful quarter with exquisite
homes and shops and plazas, a
symbol of desperation, tragedy,
hope, rebuilding and regenera-
All all within sight of the Wall.
I then felt inside of me for the
first time, what it all meant.
And so, after class I walked to
the Wall, through the restored
Jewish Quarter, NOT through
Arab markets. It was quiet, less
than 100 people in the area. I
went to it and put into the Wall
my piece of paper with its prayer:
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
May They prosper who love
Peace be within Thy walls,
and prosperity within Thy
(Psalm 122)
I am ready to leave in peace.
Aa we fly out of Israel this
morning, the situation is status
quo i.e. "confusion as usual."
The disquieting events of the
past month will not go away.
Menachem Begin has still not
formed his government and the
main issue is still the religious
party and their insistence on re-
versing the Law of Return and
"Who Is a Jew?" question. Begin
has scheduled a "final meeting"
for today and the situation is
still up in the air.
Other disquieting features: For
the first time in Israel's history,
thousands, evidently a majority
of the people in the north, fled
during the Katyusha attacks on
Kiryat Shemonah and Nahari-
yah. I would flee, too, but this is
also a first for Israel, and the
PLO knows it.
The future is less sure than be-
fore Beirut, that is certain. Since
the mission failed to budge the
PLO, all it did was give them a
status diplomaticcally which
they had yearned for and had
been denied. Evidently the PLO
knew how, and succeeded in ener-
gizing Begin, the old Irgun ter-
rorist, and in his ordering the at-
tack on Beirut, Begin himself
gave the PLO their supposed
legitimacy, on a platter. Even
forgetting any moral implications
(if one can) the political fallout
will, I fear, be a long-lasting one.
One interesting feature in an
Israeli paper yesterday sug-
gested that the best thing that
could happen to Israel would be a
PLO state on the West Bank.
Not only would it cause Arafat to
cease being a wronged hero in the
eyes of a naive world, but he
would be so busy trying to run a
country he would have no time to
attack Israel. It was an interest-
ing viewpoint and to me not with
out merit.
As I leave there is one other
"business as usual" item, that is
that Israel can never h..
mg about security. SiW
fcepted the ceise ffi'
ekment. have vowed SS
"crease terrorism. u7
only five miles froi^*
Uyed, terrorists shot ?*.
bus on the road to Tl a "
cab to the airport 3.**-
pawed (on a side road) th.
spot the incident had ~ v*1
nine hours previously. ^""^
In appreciating !,,,
must realize that tTL2l
potential and real, is &?i
excusing (as if I have tWrkSl
overreaction certainly
it understandable. "'I
I am angered, aa I h,vJ
for years, at the political bkT
mad exercised by the varied
thodox parties. Right '
holding some 13 seats in fe2,
120 member Knesset, 1
strangling Israel in Halachic
junctions at the very time whj
clear, firm direction is needed A
month here has only confirmed
and illustrated why I have held
them on contempt. They, not *
are those who would split 2
house of Israel.
As for me personally, thishsal
been a wonderful time. Nil
problems, excitements, or
dangers have dampened my spM
it. And Jerusalem whit i i
special place! For Adrianne md
me it has been a precious time -1
one that we shall cherish and |
which will continue to nourish.
I know so much more about li-
ra el, ancient and modem, than I
did before and like anyone ebe
who gets a good education, I
realize how much less I know. So I
I look forward to returning, soon,
to this, my land, and this, my
city both a permanent put of
this American Jew's inner life.
May God Bless you from Zion \
May you see the good of Jera-
May you see children for your
And peace for Israel.
ArabJewish Cooperation
Program at USF
A cooperative Arab-Jewish
program in Israel will be des-
cribed by David Yuval, a Hebrew
University Psychology major,
and Nur Eldeen Musallah, a gra-
duate in political science, at a
forum October 26 at the Univer-
sity Center at USF.
Teams of workers from this
project have set up programs in
Arab settlements and Jewish
villages teaching the residents,
with special emphasis on the chil-
dren, how to live and work to-
gether and further Arab-Jewish
Cooperation. This past summer a
summer camp was run for Arab
and Jewish children.
Yuval and Musallan recently
appeared together at an Inter-
national Seminar in Grmany.
These young men are being
sponsored on their American ton
by B'nai B'rith Hillel at Hebrew
University and by B'nai B'rith
Women. While they are in tie
Tampa Bay area,October25-28,
they are in need of home hospi-
tality. They do not require kosher
Please contact the USF Hillel
Foundation 988-7076 or 9881234
for further information regarding
housing these representatives.
PHONE (813) 837-5874
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