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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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March 2, 1984
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
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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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HJemsri Flcric/ian
Of Tampa
6 Number9
Tampa, Florida Friday, March 2,1984
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Shruas Off Threat
Jaekson Finally
Admits His Slur
community appearance of Israel
Jehoeua Trigor was held at
[Kol Ami on Feb. 22. About 60
td the first in a series of open
td by the Israel Subcommittee of
Jewish Federation Community
Relations Committee. (Standing from left) Dr.
Irwin Browarsky, chairman of the Israel sub-
committee; Lili Kaufmann, president of the
Women's Division; Consul General Trigor, and
Michael Levine, president of the Tampa Jewish
Federation. Photo: Audrey Haubenstock.
ien's Division To Feature Israeli
Actress Aviva Marks At
ipaign Appreciation Luncheon
(JTA) The Rev. Jesse
Jackson admitted to a Jew-
ish audience here that he
had indeed made insulting
reference to Jews last
month but insisted that
neither he nor his remarks
could be "remotely con-
strued as being anti-Semit-
ic or anti-Israel."
Jackson, who is seeking the
Democratic Party's Presidential
nomination, spoke to an overflow
crowd at Temple Adath
Yeshurun on the eve of the New
Hampshire primaries. He said he
had used the word "Hymies" to
refer to Jews and "Hymietown"
as a description of New York City
in what he said was a private
conversation with a Washington
Post reporter at the National
Airport near Washington, D.C.
on Jan.25.
THE SLUR was reported last
week in the Post and in the
general media nationally, but
Jackson had maintained up to
now that he had "no recollection"
of having said those words. He
made his latest denial during a
nationally televised debate with
seven other Democratic Presi-
dential aspirants here last
Thursday night when the
question was put to him by
moderator Barbara Walters.
Jackson said, "However in-
nocent and unintended, it was
insensitive and wrong" for him to
have made a derogatory ethnic
reference. He said that "off-
color" remarks have no place in a
political campaign. But many of
the 200-plus people who crowded
into the small synagogue ap-
peared dubious of Jackson's
candor inasmuch as he waited
more than a month to admit to
the offensive remark and finally
did so less than 48 hours before
the nation's first Presidential
Jackson, an ordained Baptist
minister, explained that "When
confronted by the charge, I
hesitated," to prevent a
disruption of his campaign. He
compared his struggle over
whether to admit or deny the
charge to Jacob's wrestling with
an angel.
"IT'S HUMAN to err, divine
Continued on Page 6
and singer,
the special
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The Tampa
[office is ac-
las born in
jrn in Jeru-
of Dutch
to Israel at
serving with
Forces. She
i to study at
of dramatic
the British
li until the
Aviva Marks
outbreak of the Six Day War in
1967, when she returned to Israel
and accepted an invitation to join
the Cameri Theatre.
In 1971, she joined Israel's
National Theatre and remained
with them for eight years,
playing leading roles in the
classical and modern repertoire.
Her first one woman performance
in English, A Lovely Night, was
acclaimed by critics and
audiences throughout Israel.
Aviva has made several coast-to-
coast appearances in the United
States and South Africa with her
current presentation, Home-
She is accompanied on tour by
her husband and technical
director, Col. Alush Noy, who has
seen active front-line duty with
th* T*)F for 27 years, serving and
coi ...anding in the Paratroop
and Armored Tank Corps. In
1973, he was awarded Isarel's
highest citation for supreme
bravery in action.
A New Home For The Jewish Day School
kground report was
Tk* HUM School of
! School of Tampa will
groundbreaking of
bu ilding with a
Reunion. On
4, between 10
noon there will be a
ceremony and a
Everyone in the
i invited with special
for anyone who haa
with Hfflal in it-
facility will
on JCC prupejty
of Habana and
location marks
for the school It
time since the
in 1970 that
its own physical
facility w 01
niara foot concrete
will be able to be
building will be
constructed by EM Enterprises
of Zephyrhius, Florida. The
building will consist of 9
classrooms including a science
lab, a business office and other
administrative space. This in-
creased space will allow ex-
pansion of the student population
to more than 160 students. In
addition, Hillel will be able to use
the JCC gymnasium, athletic
fields, swimming pool and audi
torium which wul greatly expand
the physical education program.
new facility has been
oaeible partly by the sale
made poeeible
of the Beth Israel synagogue on
Swann Avenue. The Bath Israel
building was donated to the
Hfflal School as part of the
merger agreement between Bath
Israel and Congregation Rodeph
Sholom in 19--
The balance of the funds for
the construction come from the
Combined Capital Gifts Cam-
paign which benefited both the
JCC and Hfflal. Hfflal School is
very grateful for the cooperation
from the JCC and the support
received from the Tampa Jewish
The faculty, Board of Directors
and all concerned are most
grateful to Congregation Rodeph
Sholom for its gracious
hospitality throughout its 14
years. Without the home and
much financial and spiritual
support provided by Rodeph
Sholom, the school could hot
have come to this very special
It la expected that con-
struction will be completed by 8-
1-84 so that the now academic
year 1964-86 will begin with the
Hillel School in its new facility at
the JCC.
The groundbreaking care-
monies are being chaired by
Laura Kreitzer, Vice President of
the Board, and Stanford
Solomon, chairman of the
Building Committee
Repreresentatrvee of state and
local government will participate
in the groundbreaking
ceremonies along with Richard
Gordimer, President of the
Board; Rabbi David Brusin,
Principal; Barbara Nathan,
President of the Parent a Assoc;
Laura Gordimer, President of the
Student Body; Mike Levine;
President of the Tampa Jewish
Federation; and Leah Davmeon.
President of the JCC.
The event has the theme
"Hfflal on the Move" and will be
commemorated with balloons,
ribbons to identify the Hillel
sunny, T-shirts, and engraved
golden shovels. The golden
shovels wffl he mementos of the
groundbreaking event and can be
purchased for a minanum
donation of 66a The monies
raised from the shovels wffl bo
used for additional equipment for
the school.
This special event is not only a
milestone for the Hillel School
but also for the entire Jewish
community of Tampa.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Mar^.
Hillel Ground Breaking Set For Sunday Groundbreaking
ceremonies will be held Sunday for the Hillel School of Tampa,
the west coast's first Jewish day school. The $420,000 building
project will provide facilities for students from kindergarten
through the eighth grade. Some 100 students currently attend
the Hillel School which has been held at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom for the past 14 years.
Laura Kreitzer, ground breaking chairman, said that the
ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on the school site
located on the northeast corner of the Jewish Community Center
(JCC) grounds. State and civic dignitaries, and the community
are invited. Past and present families of the Hillel School of
Tampa are also encouraged to attend this special reunion.
The program will begin with an opening prayer by the Tampa
Rabbinical Association and include comments by several Hillel
School officials (including) Richard Gordimer. president, and
Rabbi David Brusin, principal. Representatives from the JCC
and the student body will also participate.
Among those coordinating the event are the Hillel School
Board, Cyndi Silvennan and Jay Kopelman, publicity: Sidney
Schuster and David Linaky, arrangements: and Judy Tawil and
Sandy Solomon, planning. (Sandy Solomon is also building
committee chairman). Barbara Nathan, president of the Parents
Association, and Association members will serve refreshments
and act as hosts.
Babyline ... A son, Matthew Anderson, was born on Feb. 22, to
Alan and Elizabeth Brandes. Grandparents are Houston and
Gracey Northcutt of Tiptonville, Tenn. and Great-grandmother
(her sixth great grandchild) is Adele Rosenkranz, Tampa.
Elinor and Sam Fishman
Fishmans Honord By Hadassah Sam and Elite Fishman
were honored on February 27 by the Florida Central Region of
Hadassah as the first contributors from Tampa in the Founders
category. The dinner party was hosted by KLeonard and Diana
Anton at the Avila Golf and Countrylub. Diana is a board
member of the Florida Central Region of Hadassah.
Contributors of outright gifts of S15.000 or more become
Founders of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.
Jerusalem. The Fishmans' names will be placed on the wall at
Kiryat Hadassah or at Mount Scopus.
A parchment certificate with a full-color reproduction of a
Marc Chagall window from the Medical Center Synagogue was
presented to Sam and Ellie. Ruth Popkin, national Hadassah
vice president from New York City, made the presentation. List
Schick. president of the Florida Central Region of Hadassah.
Betty Tribble, president of the Ameet Chapter of Hadassah. and
donors in the Founders Category from the Florida Central
Region also attended.
Family members who joined the Fishmans for the event were
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fruchtman, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Maltzer
and Mrs. Claire Rossin
Elbe is the current president of the Tampa Chapter of
Hadassah. She and Sam have made several trips to Israel. They
are members of Congregation Schaarai Zedek and have three
children. Jennifer, Michelle and Jeff.
Anne Lack Interfaith Reception Held Congregation
Rodeph Sholom s annual Interfaith Reception was dedicated to
the memory of Anne Zack, who originated and nurtured this
event. It is now known as the Anne Zack Interfaith Reception.
The late Anne Zack, over 20 years ago. invited women of
different religions and races to a tea to cultivate understanding
and friendship.
This joint project of the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood and
Hadassah was held on Feb. 22 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
It featured a program by three of Anne's friends. TV personality
Joyce Hartmann; Marina Ruffolo of Sacred Heart Guild, who is
a consul for Italy and chairman of the Hills borough Society of
Catholic Women: and Alice Israel, who discussed Ann's work
for Hadassah. Peggy Feiles presented a special award in
memory of Ann to the Zack family members. The program
closed with a talk by Rabbi Kenneth Berger.
Betty Shalett coordinated the Tea. Diana Siegel is president
of the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood and EUie Fishman is president
of the Tampa Chapter of Hadassah
SAMM Holds Skating Party ... The Young Single and
Married Members (SAMM) of Congregation Schaarai Zedek
held a Valentine party on Feb. 18 at the Carrollwood Skating
Center. Afterwards, the group got together at the home of Mark
jnd Audrey Mandel. SAMM planners include Mark and
Continued on Page 3-
ATP AC President
Morton Silberman Dies in
Washington at Age 60
Morton Silberman, past
president of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation
and president of the Amer-
ican Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), died
Monday in Washington,
D.C., at the age of 60.
A prominent leader of the local
and national Jewish commu-
nities, Silberman held numerous
high-ranking positions in the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion, local agencies and national
organizations. He served as
president of the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation from 1976 to
1978, vice president of Federation
from 1970 to 1976. and as general
chairman of the 1974 Combined
Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency
Fund Campaign.
OTHER POSTS he held in the
Miami Federation included
founding chairman of the
Activist Ends
Long Strike
Leningrad activist Nadezhda
Fradkova has ended her two-
month hunger strike, it was re-
ported by the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry. Fradkova,
36, had been force-fed in a Lenin-
grad hospital since she began her
strike on December 26.
According to the Conference,
she first applied for an exit visa
in 1978 but was refused because
Soviet authorities claimed that
her father was engaged in secu-
rity work as the deputy director
of the Leningrad construction
The Conference noted,
however, that Fradkova's
parents had divorced when she
was six months old and that she
has never had close contact with
her father.
Fradkova graduated in 1968
from Leningrad University with
a degree in mathematical lin-
guistics. After she was first re-
fused an exit visa in 1978 she re-
applied again at various times
but was refused each time. She
protested by staging hunger
community Relations Committee
and chairman of the Planning
and Budget Committee. He was
also the founding president of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County and served on the Board
of Directors of the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Silberman was serving as
president of AIPAC at the time
of his death, the American
Jewish community's sole lob-
bying organization dealing with
issues pertaining to Israel.
Appointed to the position in
May, 1982, during his tenure as
president, the organization's
membership grew 500 percent
and its visibility and impact
increased significantly.
His leadership and contri-
butions to the American Jewish
community were recognized
through various awards he
received during the past two
decades, including the prest-
igious Human Relations Award
of the American Jewish Com-
Jewish Community benefited
immeasurably from the out-
standing leadership Mort Silber-
man provided," said Norman H.
Lipoff, president of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation. "The
qualities of strength, honesty and
forceful commitment he demon-
Population Up
JERUSALEM Israel's population grew to 4.1
million in 1983, according to
figures released last week by the
Central Bureau of Statistics. The
Jewish population grew by 1.7
percent last year compared to 1.6
percent in 1982. while the Arab
population decreased to 2.8
percent from 3.0 percent.
About 83 percent of Israel's
population is Jewish and 17
percent Arab.
Immigration Up
Immigration during 1983 rose
24.3 percent over 1982. from
13.260 to 16.478. though new
comers from Eastern Europe
dropped bv 25.6 percent, from
3.275 in 1982 to only 1.767. Leon
Dulzin. Jewish Agency executive
chairman and head of the
Agency's immigration depart-
ment, announced last week.
Morton Silberman
strated as one of the architected
our Jewish community, coupled
with his remarkable accomplish
ments on the national level serve
as a model of the talent, wisdom
and dedication needed to build 11
strong Jewish community."
Silberman was secretary
treasurer of East Coast Supply I
Company. He lived in Miami for
the past 17 years. He is survived
by his wife, Phyllis: two
daughters, Adria and Margie;
and a brother, Lewis.
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Lili Kaufmann Appointed To UJA
Women's Division Florida Region Cabinet
ili Kaufmann has been
elected to serve on the Florida
egional UJA Women's Division
Cabinet. The announcement
ne from Marsha Sherman,
hairman of the Cabinet and a
nber of the Tampa Women's
Sherman stated, "The Florida
pon Women's Division
binet is comprised of women
. throughout the state who
ave demonstrated leadership in
eir community campaigns and
Irho are dedicated to the
evelopment of a strong regional
tructure. The interaction and
xchange of expertise among
ese women is designed to assist
. communities in developing
badership and programming for
he purpose of better UJA
.npaigns. Lili will assume
sponsibility of the small cities
ortfolio. She will work in Florida
the "Kesher" Program
eveloped by the national
Lili Kaufmann
organization to consult
small and un-Federated
munities' campaigns."
Kaufmann also serves on the
Council of Jewish Federations
Board and National Leadership
Development Committee.
Locally, she is President of the
Women's Division, and serves on
the Tampa Jewish Federation
Board of Directors and Executive
Committee. She is a past
Women's Division Campaign
Division Chairman and has
served on numerous committees.
Kaufmann has a BS Degree from
City College New York. She and
her husband were campaign
liaison for the Karen Hiasad
(UJA) during his military service
in Seoul, Korea. Her initial
Federation involvement in
Tampa was eight years ago
through the Tampa Jewish
Federation Leadership
Development Program. She is
married to Dr. Barry Kaufmann
and they have two sons, David
and Peter. The Kaufmann family
are active in Congregation
Schaarai Zedek.
Professor Benjamin Nelson
To Speak At Kol Ami
Professor Benjamin Nelson
will be the featured lecturer at the
I Second Annual Scholar-in-
IResidence Weekend at Congrega-
tion Kol Ami March 9-11.
[Professor Nelson teaches English
and Comparative literature at
Farliegh Dickinson University, in
Teaneck, NJ.
Professor Nelson will deliver a
fcermon on "The Birth of
American Jewish Literature"
[luring Friday evening services
nhich begin at 8 p.m. After
Saturday morning services,
vhich begin at 10 a.m., and a
luncheon, he will discuss
F'American Jewish literature:
\ffirmation or Illusion?" There
vill be an open forum at a Seuda
Shlishit at 5 p.m. Professor
-Nelson's final discussion will be,
I' The Righteous and RSundebel-
lious: The Relationship of the
Ijewish writer to the American
Jjewish Community." This
[presentation will take place at a
|Sunday brunch at 11 a.m.
Professor Nelson will discuss
lAmerican Jewish literature with
particular emphasis on the
[factors which impeded its rise
[during the first three decades of
I the 20th century, the factors
contributing to its rise from
I World War II to the present, and
an analysis of whether or not
American Jewish literature is
truly Jewish in nature and
Professor Nelson will also
I discuss the problems of the
Jewish artist in his ambivalent
and complex relationship to his
Judaism and the Judaism of his
I readers.
Among authors to be discussed
are Abraham Cahan (The Rise of
JJavid Levinshy), Henry Roth
IS? SkeP,> Budd Schulberg
Vwhat Makes Sammy Run?),
[Herman Wouk, Leon Uris, and
Maim Potok. Discussions will
has two books in progress:
"Sons, of Adam, Brothers Cain:
Essays in American Jewish
Literature" and "A man of His
Age: Biography of Louis
Rapkine, Biochemist and French
Resistance Leader of World War
The lectures are free and open
to the public. There will be a
nominal charge for the Shabbat
Luncheon, the Seuda Shlishit and
Sunday brunch. For information
and reservations, call the Kol
Ami office, 962-6338.
Asa A
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Prof. Benjamin Nelson
also focus on Philip Roth, Meir
Levin and others.
Professor Nelson is a graduate
of Columbia University and New
York University. He has
published works about Tennessee
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The ceremony of fattening the mexuzah to the door-poet of the new
North West Counseling Service office tooh place at the community
open house on Feb. 21. This branch of the Tampa Jewish Social
Service was made possible by a grant from the United Way of Tampa,
as a means of serving the growing population of the Carrollwood and
Town and Country areas. Shown affixing the mezuzah are Dr. Anschel
Weiss, executive director of the Tampa Jewish Social Service (left)
and Stephan Segall, president of the agency. Photo: Audrey
Jewish Agency Approves Budget
Of $400 Million for '84-'85
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jewish Agency
Board of Governors approved a $400 million budget for
the Jewish Agency in fiscal year 1984-85, plus an ad-
ditional $54 million for Project Renewal.
RAYMOND EPSTEIN, chairman of the Agency's
finance committee, said the budget for rural settlement
would amount to $80 million and $60 million would be
allocated to the aliya budget based on a forecast of 18,000
immigrants in 1984-85.
A similar budget will be assigned to youth aliya on
the assumption that 17,000 children will be absorbed in
the budget period.
It's Your News
Continued from Page 2
Audrey, .Roy and Alex Weiss, Joel and Naomi Brooks, and
Charlie and Robin Hellwig.
Let us share "Your News." Call the Jewish Floridian at 872-
4470, or write The Jewish Floridian, care of "It's Your News,"
2808 Horatio, Tampa, Florida, 33609.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Frfaky Mta^
Does U.S. Exit from Beirut Leave Israel Holding the Bag
This is, indeed, a time that tries men's
souls. For the leadership in Washington
and Jerusalem, things are especially hard.
Hardly are our Marines out of Beirut, when
we are already being told of a genuine
threat to the industrialized democracies as
a consequence of th protrcted war between
Iraq and Iran and the distinct
possibility that Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini
may take it into his head to block the
Straits of Hormuz, thus effectively
blocking the lifeline (and lifeblood) of oil to
these democracies.
As if the threat in Lebanon were not
genuine enough. But if the switch in focus
in Washington takes the Reagan
Administration off the hook for its
miserable meddling in Lebanon since the
first day of the Israeli operation there, and
now its turning tail in Beirut, there is no
such surcease in Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, the hard fact is that little
has changed since the war began in June,
1982. In fact, even with the alleged
departure of the PLO, things may very well
be worse. It is Jerusalem that must wrestle
with the growing Syrian-Soviet presence in
Lebanon, not Washington and the U.S.,
which on the contrary merely presses
forward with the President's bankrupt
"peace initiative" of September, 1982 that
calls for what amounts to more pieces of
Israeli hegemony.
It is Jerusalem that must make certain
that hostile forces do not again infiltrate
southern Lebanon from which they can
then resume their nightly missile attacks
upon Israel's northern border villages.
Anyway you cut it, the times are more
than trying. They are, in fact, more perilous
than ever. The Reagan Administration can
pretend that the Khomeini challenge is
what is really important and that we have
retreated from Lebanon as a strategy to
meet the Khomeini challenge all the more
But for Jerusalem, there is no such easy
answer. For Jerusalem, the question of life-
and-death has not been resolved.
Mourning Mr. Silberman
It is no easy task to mourn a second time
in much the same number of months the
passing of a truly significant Jewish
community leader. Morton Silberman, a
past president of the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation, died in Washington on Monday
at age 60. At the time of his death, he was
president of the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee.
To list Mr. Silberman's achievements as
a Jewish community leader, local and
national, affronts our sense of his ex-
pectations in the cause of Jewry all the
more. At age 60, he had so many. many
more years to contribute to all of us. His
loss is doubly felt coming on the heels of
the recent untimely passing of another
seminal Jewish leader, Mr. Robert Russell.
Mr. Silberman's commitment to the
Jewish community of Miami took him
through the dominant positions of
leadership in the Jewish Federation
general chairman of the Combined Jewish
Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund (1974);
vice president of Federation (1970-76);
president of Federation (1976-78).
What is more, Mr. Silberman thereafter
took his passion for his Jewish iden-
tification, which flowered so brilliantly in
his own community, to one of the toughest
towns in the world, Washington, D.C.,
where he took on the presidency of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee,
a position he held with honor and distin-
ction at the time of his death.
It was a mark of his effectiveness as a
leader that under his tenure at AIPAC, the
organization's membership grew an
astonishing 500 percent, and its impact as
the American Jewish community's sole
lobbying organization dealing with issues
pertaining to Israel appeared to strengthen
in its effectiveness, visibility and impact.
Now, Mr. Silberman's energy, vision and
voice are stilled. There are few words to
express how much they will be missed.
'Holocaust' Torah
A "Holocaust Torah" was recently
dedicated at the Keys Jewish Community
Center in Tavernier. The Torah is exciting
in and of itself. It was sent to the Center
from England after being saved from the
Nazis in Czechoslovakia.
No more fitting Torah could make its
way to Tavernier. It is a Torah that the
Hitler hordes tried to destroy some 40
years ago. Today, it symbolizes the
spiritual life of a new Jewish Community
Center in what some might consider to be
an unlikely place.
Tavernier? A mere footstep on the chain
of dots of Florida land linking their way
southward to Key West? Yes.
Hence, there are two exciting and even
remarkable things about this Torah. For
one, its survival from Nazi destruction
proves the timeless nature of the Jewish
continuum. No enemy, however evil,
however wicked, has managed to call a halt
to Judaism and its divine imperative to
exist as a light unto the nations.
For another, there is this miracle of a
Torah in the Jewish Community Center at
Tavernier. We mean nothing but praise
when we call this a most unlikely place -
praise in the sense that, in the process of
Jewish survival, the most unlikely places
prove the point of Jewish communal
growth and proliferation.
It occurs everywhere as if to balance out
the schemes against our survival in the
least unlikely places of great civilization
from Jerusalem to Berlin, from Moscow to
Warsaw, Cracow and Prague.
We welcome the "Holocaust Torah.' We
welcome the Keys Jewish Community
Center at Tavernier.
all s$q
Impact of Pornography in Israel
Jewish Floridian
Of Tampa
Friday, March 2.1984
Volume 6
28 1 ADAR 5744 '
The debasement of
women in Israel, which in
the past few years has been
exacerbated by the wide-
spread sale and distribution
of pornographic material,
including in some of the
country's most prestigious
women's and family mag-
azines, was the topic of a
discussion and a call to ban
this material at a recent
meeting of American
Jewish women and an
Israeli feminist and poli-
tical activist.
The meeting, a press con-
ference sponsored by Lihth. the
Jewish women's magazine,
focused on the consequences of
pornographic material on the
health and welfare of Israeli
women. It waa pointed out,
generally, that with the Inrrmi
of pornography, including kiddie
pom, there has been a related
increase in rape, wife abuse, and
child abuse.
THE WOMEN at the meeting
deplored the situation, especially
since there is a law on the books,
dating from the British Mandate
days, penalizing the sale and
distribution of pornography. The
Israeli governments, past and
present, have been reluctant to
enforce the law. it was pointed
According to a cover story in
the latest issue of Lilith by socio-
logist Dr. Judith Bat-Ada.
director of the Institute for the
Study of Media and the Family,
an educative and investigative
organization concerned with the
effect of anti-female image in-
formation upon the life and
liberty of women and children in
Israel, the worst aspect of the
pornographic material is that it
features woman in **gr of
Holocaust frames of reference.
She termed pornography the
anti-Semitism of -- ^
Bat-Ada draws a direct causal
relationship between the
heightened aistances ot raj*
Israel and the dramatic incress
in the display and availability I
pornographic material Shecrt*
police statistics of a ^ P*"^
rise in the reported incidence !
rape and a 10 percent increa*
wife battering in Israel'
1980-81, the latest
IN RECENT months. w
soldiers in the Israel Def
Force have been issued tear
canisters to repel
rapists, and subsequently
not to hitchhike, the vm
common form of travel for a
personnel. Statistics on
rape cases involving
soldiers roes from 192 in 1*
277 in 1981.
Esther Heriitz. a member*
Israel's Labor Party Exeo**
and a former Kneeset m**
and Ambassador to Denffl
one of the speakers at the. iJ
conference, differentiated"*

(Friday, March 2,1964
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
NCRAC Told Funds
Will Need Slashing
I(JTA) The more than
|400 American Jewish
headers attending the 40th
lanniversary plenary session
)f the National Jewish
ICommunity Relations
advisory Council
|(NJCRAC) were told this
veek that many of the
conomic and social
)rograms the NJCRAC has
long favored will have to be
cut even more in order to
luce the budget deficit
. hich is nearing $200
But Sen. Robert Dole (R.,
I Kan.) said he believes Congress
will act in a bipartisan manner to
take some type of action to begin
reducing the deficit. "If we do
I nothing, we are inviting economic
I chaos" within the next 12
I months, he said.
ALICE RIVLIN, a Democrat
land former Congressional budget
[director, agreed, saying that if
[the deficit was not reduced and
interest rates lowered, then even
[with economic growth the
Ipoorest people in the country will
Icontinue to suffer.
Dale, who is chairman of the
[Senate Finance Committee,
Inoted that the reductions will not
[please everyone. "As long as we
|cut somebody else's program, it
|doesn't bother me," Dole said,
[describing the general attitude of
|most people. "But try to cut my
[programs, and that's not legis-
lating, that's meddling."
Rivlin^ who is head of the
[economics study program at the
[Brookings Institution, said there
[will be "still more cuts in
[programs you care about." Dole
Raid he believes that his com-
Imittee will begin making a start
Ion substantial cuts that will be
[acceptable to both Democrats
and Republicans before the presi-
dential election campaign gets
[into full swing.
nodified freeze on spending with
eliminating the cost of living
fncreases except for the very
1 or She called for holding
defense spending to a three
ercent increase in real terms.
)he also urged an immediate tax
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Dear Current and Former
parents, Students, Faculty,
Officers and Friends of the Hillel
pchool of Tampa:
CELEBRATE with us as we
break ground for our new school.
Each one of you has helped us
reach this day. We want you to
Bhare our Simcha and ... we
want to honor YOU for your part
fn our history.
There will be refreshments,
balloons, favors, T-shirts, and
ribbons designating who you are
po mark this special event. Local
^gnitaries of the community will
l present.
Please make plans to be our
?uests on Sunday, March 4 from
||0 a.m. to 12 noon at the Jewish
-ommunity Center.
I look forward to seeing you
President of the Board
Hillel School of Tampa
Sen. Dole
surcharge but said what was
eventually needed was a tax
increase and a simpler, fairer and
more efficient tax system.
At a luncheon, Washington
Mayor Marion Barry presented a
key to the city to the NJCRAC
which is celebrating its 40th
anniversary with a four-day
meeting at the Washington
Hilton Hotel that ended Wed-
Jacqueline Levine, who was
reelected to a second one-year
term as the NJCRAC's chair-
person, said that during its four
decades of existence the
NJCRAC, which is the national
coordinating and joint planning
body for II national and III local
Jewish community relations
agencies, played a "vital role" in
bringing about "revolutionary
changes in the nature and
character of American society."
Noting the Jewish commu-
nity's commitment to "the
strength of the American demo-
cratic system," Levine cited its
"singular contribution" in giving
life to the First Amendment, to
the principles of separation of
church and state through legal
briefs in the 1940's and 1960's
that were adopted in Supreme
Court decisions in the 1960's.
"pamership with the NAACP in
developing a total package of
civil rights legislation and in
creating the national Leadership
Conference on Civil rights which
operates today, as well as in
cooperative action on the state
and local level.
By the 1960's, when civil rights
legislation had "changed the face
of America," Levine noted,
priorities were shifted. "We had
been preoccupied with our status
as Americans and the status of
our fellow Americans, parti-
cularly the Black community,"
she explained.
But "as threats to our security
as American Jews diminished, we
were moved in new directions as a
result of threats to the security of
our fellow Jews abroad." She
noted the focus is now on issues
such as the plight of Soviet
Jewry, support for Israel and the
defense of other Jewish commu-
nities throughout the world.
The twenty-third annual Interfaith Tea and program, sponsored by
the Sisterhood, was held at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on Feb. 22.
To honor the late Ann Zack for her devoted and continued work on
this event it will be known as the Ann Zack Interfaith Tea. During the
program an award was presented to the family in memory of Ann Zack
for her bequest to Hadassah. (Standing from left) Ben Zack, Peggy
Feiles, presenting the award; and Diana R. Siege I, president.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood. Photo: Audrey Hauben-
Deputy Premier Says Colleagues
Fabricate 'Scurrilous Gossip'
Concentration Camp Monument
BONN (JTA) The authorities of the city-state
of Hamburg have decided to declare the former
Neuengamme concentration camp an historical
monument, ending a prolonged controversy over whether
to continue to lease the site for commercial activities.
CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE had been brought to
bear by various groups to create a memorial to the 55,000
inmates who died at Neuengamme, out of a total of
106,000 incarcerated there between 1939-1945. According
to the authorities the victims were "worked to death."
The former factory that used slave labor will be
rebuilt as a memorial and exhibition hall.
The Directors of ttw Hlllal School of Tampa
The past Of floors of Congregation Both Israel
proudly announce
Construction of a new classroom facility
on the campus of
The Jewish Community Center
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Sunday. March 4
10-12 noon on site
Additional information 839-7047
Community Welcome
Deputy Premier David Levy has
angrily accused certain fellow
Cabinet minister, whom he did
not name, of "fabricating
scurrilous gossip" about him. He
issued that statement after
"anonymous ministers" leaked a
report to Israel Radio that Levy
had been "attacked" and "up-
braided" at the weekly Cabinet
The alleged attacks were said
to have been prompted by Levy's
recent public statements favoring
an early decision to redeploy the
Israel Defense Forces in south
Lebanon and criticizing the IDF
armored patrols north of the
Awali River. The Cabinet was re-
ported to have reached a broad
agreement that now is not an
opportune time to decide on a
redeployment of the IDF to more
southerly lines.
Aides to Levy said that there
had been no "upbraiding" of the
Deputy Premier. But Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and other mini-
sters are understood to have
spoken out sharply against
cabinet members who make
statements to the media after
delicate and highly confidential
discussions in the Cabinet.
Shamir did not mention Levy by
name but is believed to have been
referring to his public state-
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Jackson Finally Admits
He Spoke Slurring Words
Continued from Page 1
to forgive," Jackson told his
audience. "I appeal to you
tonight as a Jewish community
to find yourself in the rainbow
coalition," he said referring to his
coalition of supporters both
Black and white." I categorically
deny that I am either anti-
Semitic or anti-Israel," Jackson
said. Meanwhile, Jackson has
refused to dissociate himself from
the remarks made by Louis
Farrakahn, described ss the
minister of the Nation of Islam
who introduced Jackson last
Saturday night at a rally of
10,000 persons at the annual
Savior's Day event in Chicago.
Farrakahn told the rally that
there have been more than 100
threats against Jackson's life "I
say to the Jewish people who
may not like our brother, when
you attack him you are attacking
the millions who are lining up
with him. You are attacking all of
us. If you harm this brother, I
warn you in the name of Allah,
this will be the last one you do
barm," news reports quoted
Farrakahn as saying.
QUESTIONED by reporters
before an appearance at New
Hampshire College to address a
forum on hunger, Jackson was
asked for his reaction to Farra-
kahn's remarks. He was quoted
as saying, "Ask Farrakahn about
his own introduction."
In a television interview,
Jackson indicated that he did not
anticipate his tensions with the
Jewish community would affect
the outcome of New Hempshire's
primary election. "It has not
become a big New Hampshire
issue," Jackson said. "My
national constituency has not
been affected at all in the political
The National Council of Jewish Women winter
program "Sexism in Health Care," Part II of the
"Women in Power Tampa Style" lecture
series, was held at University Community
Hospital. Dr. Linda Whiteford, the keynote
speaker, explained why this particular "sexism"
exists and why it continues to exist. This was
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Company, in residence at the
historic Cuban Club in Ybor City,
will present a panel discussion on
family abuse for interested
audience members immediately
following the Friday. March 9,
performance of "Put Them All
The contemporary drama by
Anne Commite which opens
Friday, Feb. 24, and runs Friday
through Sunday evenings at 8
p.m., revolves around a young
mother's attempts to cope with
her hyperactive and destructive
child. A psychological horror
story, the play raises disturbing
questions about child abuse.
A distinguished panel of
medical and mental health
professionals will be present to
discuss some of the issues raised
in the show and answer any
questions the audience members
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The New York Museum
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1982 citing security concerns. As
a result, the Smithsonian agreed
to host the exhibit this May, but
pulled out of the agreement in
late January after protests were
lodged by several Arab countries
to the inclusion of 11 items from
the Rockefeller Museum in East
Jerusalem. Smithsonian officials
said it is not their policy to
display objects from "disputed
territory" where ownership is in
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March 2,1964
ThtJmvUhFloridian of Tampa
Page 7
fational Council of Jewish Women To Celebrate Sixty Years of Service
National Council of Jewish
/omen, Tampa Section, will joy-
ully celebrate 60 yean of
Community aervice at a gala
birthday party on Sunday
evening, March 18 at the River-
ride Hilton Hotel. Mrs. Lawrence
ohen is chairman of the event.
The evening will begin with
cocktails served pools ide. A
Jiampagne toast to NCJW will
precede dinner which will be
.erved in the ballroom. A slide
presentation entitled "Council on
the Scene a Retrospective"
vill depict the many programs
nd projects of NCJW that have
erved the Tampa community
Dver the past 60 years. Music and
entertainment will be provided
by Joe Stagi. Charter members
and past presidents will be in-
troduced and there will be flowers
and favors for the ladies and
gentlemen who attend. The local
party coincides with the National
celebration of the 19th birthday
Committee members !Jm
the celebration include Mrs.
Alfred Haubenstock, Mrs.
Morton Gould, Mrs. Connie
Rosenberg. Mrs. William Heim,
Mrs. Elaine Baach. Mrs. Leah
Cohen, Mrs. Lawrence Bernstein,
Mrs. Marsha Brenner, Mrs. Jules
Tannen, Mrs. Milton Lewis. Mrs.
Alan Feldman, Mrs. Lucille Falk,
Mrs. Howard Haubenstock.
On Wednesday, March 12,
1924, 20 women led by the late
Mrs. Henry Brash organized the
Bilirakis to Return
Congressional Cost
of Living Increase
I Michael Bilirakis (R-Palm
[Harbor) announced he was
(returning to the Treasury the 3.5
I percent cost-of-living increase
[that automatically went into
effect on Jan.l and was returning
[some $35,000 to the Treasury
from his 1983 office expense and
|staff salary funds.
In addition, Bilirakis said he
I was supporting legislation that
would repeal the cost-of-living
increase for members of
Congress. That increase was part
of a general cost-of-living adjust-
ment for all federal employees,
including members of Congress.
[The Senate last week passed a
sill repealing the COLA for
members of the House and
"With the nation facing a fed-
eral deficit of $200 billion and
with workers in many businesses
and industries stil unemployed,
working part time or accepting
I reduced wages and with our
retirees having to accept delayed
[ COL As, it just isn't right for
members of Congress to take this
additional money, especially
since it was automatic and didn't
require us to vote on it," Bilirakis
"If the members of Congress
won't show some restraint and
practice what we preach, how can
we expect the public to do so? We
have asked federal agencies to
reduce their spending and we, the
Congress, should do the same.
We must cut federal spending
and make some effort to reduce
the deficit. The funds I am
returning will not make a big
dent, but it will serve as a
reminder to us of the task at
hand," Bilirakis added.
The $35,000 returned to the
Treasury from 1983 expenses
includes unspent funds in
Bilirakis' salary and office ex-
pense accounts. Each member of
Congress is allotted about
$500,000 for salaries and office
"I wish I could return more,
but there was the initial cost of
setting up my Washington and
district offices and furnishing
and equipping them. In the
future, I hope the amount
returned will be greater,"
Bilirakis concluded.
Ta-npa Section of National
ICoundl of Jewish Women.
Motivated by the ideals set forth
by founder Hannah G. Solomon,
"Faith and Humanity," these
women began to lay the
groundwork for what has become
60 years of service to the Tampa
NCJW's many-faceted
program is devoted to improving
the quality of life for all people,
particularly the disadvantaged,
children, youth and the aging.
NCJW is devoted to education,
community service and social
action. It is the oldest Jewish
women's organization in the
United States. A basic commit-
ment to strengthening the Jewish
community in this country and in
Israel has been a tradition of
NCJW and its members
cooperate with Jewish women
abroad through the International
Council of Jewish Women.
Hannah G. Solomon founded
NCJW in 1893 in protest against
the unequal treatment accorded
to women. All of Tampa Section's
local projects and programs from
1924 to the present have in some
way embodied one or more
aspects of community service,
social action and education.
There are so many projects
that NCJW has sponsored over
the years. One of the most
notable ones is the Tampa Light-
house for the Blind. NCJW's
work in this area began with the
making of talking books for the
blind and progressed to taking a
census in 1936 to further deter-
mine the needs for this group of
people. The need that was ident-
ified by this census was for an
educational center for the blind.
It became a reality through the
efforts of NCJW in 1937 and of
course is still in operation today.
In 1940 NCJW and the Lions
Club worked together to form the
Hillsborough County Association
for the Blind. Today, NCJW
works with the local chapter of
the Florida Society for the
Prevention of Blindness in its
pre-school vision screening
program in which pre-schoolers
are screened for amblyopia.
In the early years, NCJW also
supplied and maintained the
library for patients at the old
Municipal Hospital; supplied
books for the library at the
University of Tampa and Drew
Field Hospital. NCJW volunteers
established the Tonsilectomy
Clinic for children at Municipal
In 1938 Hannah G. Solomon
was the guest speaker at a
Council meeting at the Tampa
Terrace Hotel. Her message
encouraged Jewish women to
continue to work with women in
other faiths in doing philan-
thropic work in their commu-
nities. Long before it became
popular for women to become
involved in social legislation,
NCJW was instrumental in
obtaining passage of the Pension
Bill for the Blind in the state of
Other projects have included
Headstart, an educationl
program for the disadvantaged
(no longer in existence), Hills-
borough County Guidance Center
project, Chai-Dial-A-Bus which
provided transportation for
senior citizens, The Juvenile
Home project, the Golden Agers
Lunch program, Tay-Sachs
screening program done in
conjunction with the USF
Medical School, the Women's
Survival Center and Tampa
Section's newest project, A-OK,
Alert Our Kids, a program that
uses puppets to educate children
in grades K-3 in the public
schools about the danger of
talking to strangers. This
project, initiated by NCJW is
sponsored jointly with the
Tampa Police Department. In
addition, NCJW continues to
support its Ship-A-Box program
in Israel which provides school
supplies and play equipment to
orphanages in Israel.
Two traditions were estab-
lished in 1938 that are still
carried on today: The Council
Thrift Shop, now called the
Council Closet, and the Council
scholarship program. The
Council Closet has, over the
years, provided the income that
has permitted the establishment
of all the projects sponsored by
NCJW. The most popular event
of the year is the section's annual
Bundle Party when each member
has the opportunity to donate
gently worn clothing and-or
household items that can be used
to restock the Council Closet.
The Scholarship Program
awards five college scholarships
annually to qualified Jewish
students from the Tampa area.
This worthwhile program con-
tinues to be a great source of
pride to the Section.
Tampa Section, NCJW has
grown over the last 60 years from
a small group of 20 women to a
large membership of 350. But the
same ideals guide every project
and program and the same
dedication and devotion to
making Tampa and the world a
better place to live motivates
every member who gives unsel-
fishly of her time.
Sixty years of service has
given Tampa NCJW much to
celebrate and it will do so in style
on March 16. Special recognition
will be given that evening to
those living charter members and
past presidents whose efforts
have enabled the section to
continue over the years. That list
includes: Mrs. Max Ar gin tar,
Mrs. A.R. Berger, Mrs. H.N.
Sandier, Mrs. Samuel Rosenfarb,
Miss Anna Weisberg, Mrs.
Adolph Katz, Mrs. J. Arthur
Kessier, Mrs. Morrice Uman,
Mrs. Nathan Marcus, Mrs. S.
Herman Rosenberg, Mrs. Nathan
Rosenblatt, Jr., Mrs. Lawrence
Falk, Mrs. Lester Zipser, Mrs.
Arnold Kotler, Mrs. Morton
Gould, Mrs. Albert Frank, Mrs.
Walter H. Kessler, Mrs. Richard
Leib, Mrs. Theodore Taub, Mrs.
Lester Leib, Mrs. Ralph
Steinberg, Mrs. Joseph Levine,
Mrs. Connie Rosenberg, Mrs.
William Heim, Mrs. Edward
Cutler, Mrs. Paul Winters, Mrs.
Alan Feldman, Mrs. Lawrence
Cohen, Mrs. Marilyn Winters,
Mrs. Phillip Altus. Mrs. Jules
Tannen is Honorary President.
Invitations are in the mail and
reservations will be taken by
Mrs. Marsha Brenner and Mrs.
Lawrence Bernstein. All
members and friends of NCJW
are invited to attend this special
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ISRAEL "We've learned a
great deal from each other .
it's given us a new perspective
we're beginning to under-
stand what Israel is all about. .
Project Renewal is coming to life
for us it's been a semester full
of discoveries."
These are some of the sent-
iments expressed by 21 teenagers
from Philadelphia." as they
entered the final days of an
eventful four months of student
residence in Philadelphia's
twinned UJA-Project Renewal
neighborhood of Rar.iat Hashik-
occasion was one of the
in a series of meetings
between the group of 16-year-old
Americans and the Ram at
Hashikma Youth Leadership
Group, a unit organized under
Project Renewal. These lively
bimonthly teenage rap sessions
were among the scheduled high-
lights of the Ramah High School
Program which brought the 21
youngsters half the enrolled
11th graders at Philadelphia's
Akiba Hebrew Academy to
Trael last September.
Joining the discussion. 16-
year-old Ronen Raviah of Ramat
Hashikma comments: "For years
we have felt a kinship with Phila-
delphia through Project Renewal.
Now it's like family real
person-to-person contact."
Charlie Kalech of Laurel
Springs. New Jersey concurs:
"Getting to know Israeli teens
like Ronen has been the best part
of this semester. We've had good,
frank, open discussions, sharing
our viewpoints and ODinion* "
One basic difference that has
emerged between the two groups
of teenagers, both agree, is in
their views on Jewish identity.
Israeli high school students feel
that Jewish identity is most
honestly expressed by living in
Israel and building up the land,
while American Jewish teenagers
put their primary emphasis on
Jews living as moral beings and
observing their faith, regardleaa
of where they live.
Anat Shalomof Ramat
Hashikma. 17. sees another
difference: "American teens are
more intellectually developed but
less serious about life than we
are.' Philadelphia's Alex
Maghen reminds her that "army
service probably makes Israelis
grow up fastereffort."
"But we're also alike in many
ways.' insists Raviah. "We see
eye-to-eye on many issues. We
have a lot of interests and ideals
in common. And we share the
same hopes for Ramat Hashik-
Seeing the progress in their
twinned neighborhood, the Phila-
delphia youngsters say. has been
a "real turn-on."
Linked with Philadelphia for
the past five years under Project
Renewal. Ramat Hashikma has
taken giant steps forward.
During their four-month resid-
ence, the visiting students have
seen many dramatic changes in
this community of 7,600: active
and effective self-help programs
for young and old. day care
services for working mothers,
special tutoring for school
children, new and expanded
apartments, playgrounds and l
community centers.
In its continuing effort to
advance Jewish education, the
Federal ton of Jewish Agencies of
Greater Philadelphia transfers I
scholarship money to the Akiba
Hebrew Academy, enabling
interested students to join the
semester in Israel. This past
year, half of Akiba s eleventh
grade class took advantage of the
semester in Israel. Philadelphia
assists Ramat Hashikma
through Project Renewal in a
special campaign, over and above
the general Federation campaign.
In addition to the bimonthly
meetings, the two seta of
teenagers have interacted in
Shabbat retreats, group outings
and other social activities. The
Ramat Hashikma dramatic club,
supported by Project Renewal,
performed a play for the
American visitors, and the two
groups shared dance and musk
sessions. exchanging their
favorite tapes and cassettes.
The intensive personal contact
in a Project Renewal environ-
ment was a key to the success of
the unique inter-community
effort, according to David Break-
stone, director of the sponsoring
Ramah High School Program.
"We wanted the youngsters to
see the people of the neigh-
borhoods as partners and their
fellow students as friends," he
explains. "We looked for an
approach that would benefit both
American and Israeli students
through interaction. The
friendship and understanding
they have achieved in four
months is a classic example of
Israel-Diaspora relations at their
The stress on Israel-Diaspora
relations was strongly incor-
porated into the 11th grade
curriculum for the Philadelphia
contingent at the high school in
Ramat Hashikma. Supple-
menting the wide range of full-
credit courses (including mathe-
matics, English, physics and
computer studies), a Jewish
Studies program emphasized the
historic and biblical significance
of Israel and the Jewish values
underlying the life and structure ethnic groups
of the Jewish state. explored. ~
An Israel Studies claaa took
the ywing Philadelphians all over
the country, to give them a bask
understanding of the broad
dimensions of modern Israeli
society. Such controversial issues
as Jewish settlements in Judea
and Samaria, the Arab-Israeli
conflict and relations between
th^Imeetingdrewt<'.J *'
the American youngsters ? *~~
sumup the spirit Sfifft
of the four-month aemeatw
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when he said:
"It'8 been g^
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
ft Debases Women
Impact of Pornography in Israel
Continued from Page 4-
Ifound in commercials shown in
novie theaters prior to the
Jfeature, in bank advertisements,
land in the infamous "grapefruit"
[ad by the Israeli Citrus Board in
[which a woman was seen posing
[with grapefruits covering her
breasts. Herlitz said the ad had
en removed because of the
llarge outcry from concerned
Herlitz, who is also a member
I of the Board of Na'amat, the
largest women's organization in
Israel, cited another offending
ad, this one for Bank Leumi, in
[ which two men were portrayed as
"real heroes," one as a college
graduate and the other as a para-
chutist, next to a woman "in a
flimsy bridal dress." Herlitz, who
said she is "always writing a
letter to somebody," wrote a
letter of complaint to the bank's
managing director asking him to
pull the add. He did.
said, "never thought they could
do it," referring to their clout in
protesting and effecting change.
She praised the effects of
women's consciousness-raising in
heightening women's own
perception of their intrinsir
power to make changes. "I think
you can educate the public,"
Herlitz said.
"It's much easier to do
something about the ads," she
observed, because "you can find
the culprit, identify him, write
and protest and ask him to
change it." But, she continued,
"the real, true pornography" is
produced illegally, making it
more difficult to pinpoint respon-
sibility. And the great majority
of pornographic material in Israel
has been imported.
The influx of pornography in
[Israel has grown tremendously in
the past few years. Herlitz said
this was "one of the bad results
of our open market policy. Israel
has been widely opened to im-
ports, including drugs ( a result
of the open border with
Lebanon), and pornographic
literature." This, she said, is
almost certainly due to the
government's removal, in 1977,
of all currency restrictions.
PRIOR TO 1977, she noted, in
order to get an import license and
a currency allocation one had to
inform the Treasury of the reason
for a license. With the removal of
aU currency restrictions, one of
the new imports was porno-
graphic literature. A dollar
allocation was no longer needed.
But pornographic material in
Israel is not onry imported. Bat-
Ada, in her article, cited porno-
graphic material in women's and
family magazines. Advertise-
ments for children's clothing
feature gratuitous use of female
frontal nudity, an adult woman
adjacent to the children
modelling clothes; perfume ads
and fashion magazine covers
depict graphic scenes of female
submission and humiliation; and
couples engaged in sexual
foreplay are depicted in family
magazines and newspapers.
Bat-Ada cited the case of
LaHiton. a family magazine
reaching a large under-18
audience which displays half-
nude, sexually posed females. La
Ishah, with the widest circulation
among Israeli weeklies, is a
women's magazine regularly
featuring barebreasted women,
and has presented a nude 15-year-
old provocatively posed, she cited
as another example. In an inter-
view, the magazine's male editor
responded to criticism of this
particular picture by saying the
girl'8 mother had apporved and
that "Everybody's doing it. We
can't hide from the rest of the
BAT-ADA also cited a fashion
spread in Monitin, Israel's
fashionable largest-selling
monthly. Monitin, which calls
itself a family magazine, ran a
display of exotic underwear in its
December, 1979 issue in which
scantily-clad women were posed
alongside and fleeing World War
II locomotives and freight trains.
A burning furnace, asbestos
gloves and a light fixture similar
to the "shower" used in concen-
tration camps were included in
the photograph.
Members of the Institute
which Bat-Ada directs looked at
photographs at Yad Vashem and
found distinct similarities bet-
ween the images presented in
Monitin's montage and the
original Holocaust apparatus.
Bat-Ada claimed that the
magazine's editor and photo-
grapher never denied their inten-
tional use.
In addition to pornographic
trends in family publications,
imported "soft-core" porno-
graphic magazines are easily
available in respected book-
stores; the Tel Aviv bus station
is filled with kiosks selling and
flagrantly displaying only hard-
core pornographic material, and
large billboards around the bus
station advertise adult movies,
often with adolescent girls posed
nude with adults in licentious
American Jewish feminist and
author, told the conference that
the issue of pornography is not
limited to Israel but is part of
contemporary Western society.
But while pornography in the
West has been a development of
long duration, Israel has suc-
cumbed to this blight "in one
Greenberg, who is a founder of
U.S.-Israel Women to Women, a
foundation established about six
years ago to support women's
projects in Israel which include
shelters and counseling, said this
blight is a natural outgrowth of
civil liberty. Women throughout
the world, she opined, "need to
find a way to clip its wings or find
a balance between free expression
and what is actually the rurht to
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abuse and dehumanize- and
encourage violence against
There must be some limits to
free expression. That is the
reality of life today." Why talk
about Israel, Greenberg asked
rhetorically. "Because Israel has
the same problem. Violence has
reared its ugly head in war and in
daily life."
HERLITZ, referring to the law
on the books against porno-
graphy, pointed out that the
"police don't have the time,
energy or make the effort to
enforce it. The key to eradicating
this problem is not legislation but
A "Call for a Campaign
Against Pornography and Other
Violence Against Women in
Israel," prepared by Lilith and
distributed at the conference,
stated that pornography is "an
assault on Jewish tradition and
ethics, and on the ideal of a just
and egalitarian society envi-
laioned by the leading Zionist
thinkers and founders of the
State of Israel." It called on
Jewish religious leaders in Israel
and the United States "to affirm
that pornography is a repudia-
tion of the Jewish concept that
we are all created in God's image,
and that the increase of porno-
graphy in Israel denigrates all
Jews and insults Judaism."
The Call also urged "our
professional colleagues in the
Israeli media to reject advert-
ising and editorial materials
which exploits, humiliates and
insults women;" urged Israeli
educational institutions and
other groups "in a position to
effect change to initiate a major
educational campaign against
violence against women in all its
forms;" and urged "all American
Jews to join in support of those
groups in Israel which are spon-
soring battered women's shelters,
rape crisis centers, and investiga-
tions of violence against women."
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Friday Evening March 2, and
Saturday Morning, March 3
Friday evening, March 2,
Steve Steiner, recently named
Executive Director of the Bay
Area National Confference of
Christiana and Jews, will be the
guest speaker. He will speak on
the relations of Christians and
Jews in Tampa.
Mr. Steiner is the past
Program Director in the San
Francisco office of the NCCJ.
Prior to this he was Program
Coordinator of Community
Dispute Services, American
Arbitration Association. Mr
Steiner, a native of San Fran-
cisco, has an MA in Education
from San Francisco State
University and a BA from UC
On Saturday morning, March
3, Congregation Rodeph Sholom
will celebrate its Third Annual
Grandparents Shabbat. The Reli-
gious School Students have
already forwarded in v it tat ions to
their grandparents, and will
participate in the services as part
of the March, Saturday Shabbat
School. The Religious School is
also planning an "Adopt a
Grandparent" for the Sabbath,
for those students who do not
have grandparents. Many
residents of the Jewish Towers
will participate alone with chil-
dren who have birthdays in
Pur hn Celebration
Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood will
celebrate the Purim holiday at its
regular meeting on Wednesday,
March 7 at 10:30 a.m.. with a skit
based on the Megillah. The skit,
"Mordecai, What a Guy," will be
enacted by members of Sister-
hod. The program will also
feature appropriate Purim songs
provided by Cantor Hauben.
Luncheon $2.50 by reservation,
3.60 at the door.
Men's Club To Lead
Services on March 9
The Rodeph Sholom Syna-
gogue Men's Choir of 1966, (with
the exception of Roy Jenkins,
and Howard Weisman, who have
passed away) will be partic-
ipating again on March 9, at
Friday evening services, along
with the Men's Club, under the
supervision of Garry Freid,
President. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend. Friday night is
the beginning of entertainment
weekend, ending with the Music
Festival on Sunday evening.
March 11.
All members of the Rodeph
Sholom Men's Club, their wives,
and families and friends, are
urged to attend.
Rabbi A. James Rudin Scholar-in-
Residenee A t Schaarai Zedek
The annual Nathan I. Gordon
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
will be held at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek March 9-11.
Rabbi A. James Rudin. National
Director of Inter religious affairs
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee will lead the congregation
in study on "A Jew Confronts the
Surrounding World." Friday
evening March 9, Rabbi Rudin
will speak after Shabbat services
on 'Explaining Israel to Non-
Jews." Saturday from 3-5:30
p.m. his subject will be "Cults.
Evangelicals, and Others Who
Try To Change Us." Sunday,
March 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m..
Rabbi Rudin will address the
subject "Anti-Semitism Today:
Myths and Realities."
Rabbi A. James Rudin was
born in Pittsburgh and grew up
in Alexandria. Va. He attended
Wesleyan University and
completed his undergraduate
work at George Washington
University where he received his
Bachelor of Arts degree "with
academic distinction."
Rabbi Rudin is an acknowl-
edged expert on the contem-
Sirary religious cult movement,
e and his wife, Marcia, are
Rabbi A. James Rudin
authors of Prison Or Paradise?
The New Religious Cults
(Fortress Press, 1980). and the
Rabbi is the author of Israel For
Christians: Understanding
Modern Israel (Fortress Press,
1983). Rabbi Rudin has been on
the staff of the American Jewish
Committee since 1968.
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Sisterhood Valued
Volunteer Of The Month
Lynn Greenberg
At the February Board of Di-
rector meeting. President Diana
R. Siegel announced that Lynn
Greenberg is Sisterhood's Valued
Volunteer of the Month.
Lynn was born in New York.
N.Y. and is a graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania. In
1966 she and her husband
Howard and children, Mark and
Maida, moved to Tampa from
Hartford, Conn. The Greenbergs
joined Congregation Rodeph
Sholom and Lynn became ac-
tively involved in Sisterhood's
She was vice-president of
Education Membership and
Program, serving also as
Financial, Social and Recording
secretary. Lynn was elected
president in 1976 for a two year's
term. She is a member of ORT
and Hadassah.
Presently she is serving a
second term as Sisterhood's
Treasurer, chairman of the Year-
book and is a member of the
Catering committee. Tireless
worker, Lynn finds time for her
hobbies: stamp collecting and
cooking. The Greenbergs have a
grandson. Morton Adam, who
lives in Dallas. Tex.
Fashion Show-Luncheon
"Roses And Lolhpope"
March 5 is the date of the
spring fashion show and gourmet
luncheon sponsored by Schaarai
Zer'ek Sisterhood. Members and
friends are invited to enjoy this
event prepared and presented by
Sisterhood members.
A special luncheon, to be
served at noon, has already
attracted the attention of
Woman's Day Magazine, which
is sending a photographer to
cover the event. A social hour will
precede the 11:30 luncheon.
Fashions will be provided by
Esplanade (ladies fashions) and
The Moose and the Goose (chil-
dren :, clothing). Models will be
members of the Sisterhood and
children of congregants. Ladies
of the Sisterhood will prepare and
serve the meal Scenery is to be
done by Garden Party, a shop of
garden fashions and accessories
and landscaping. Piano music
will be by Joe Stagi. Over-all
coordinator is Betty Cohen.
Cost of Luncheon is $12.50 per
person. Checks may be mailed to
the Temple. Free babysitting is
available upon request. Tables
may be reserved, as well as single
seats, by calling the Temple
office or by writing instructions,
accompanying your check.
Seating is limited, reservations
should be made at once.
St. Petersburg
Single Scene
Jewish Singles Deli Luncheon.
Congregation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg is planning a deli-
luncheon for all area Jewish
Singles on Saturday. March 3, at
1 p.m., with Guest Speaker.
Yehoshua Trigor. Consul General
of Israel with "Israel Update."
Lunch, lecture, question and
answer session, and an oppor-
tunity to meet other area Jewish
Late Night Single. Shabbat
Service. The Pinellaa County
Board of Rabbis with the coop-
eration of the synagogues of
Pine lias County, invite the
Jewish Singles of the Tampa Bay
Area to Friday evening services,
March 16, at 9:30 p.m. Temple
B'nai Israel. 1685 Belcher Road
in Clearwater, will be hosting this
month's Late Night Single's
Shabbat Service, which will be
followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Picnic in the Park. All Tampa
Bay Area Jewish Singles are in-
vited to meet at Veterans
Memorial Park, Bay Pines Blvd.,
St. Pete (near the "army tank"
parking lot) on Sunday, April 1,
11 a.m. for a Picnic in the Park!
Bring your own dairy lunch;
drinks provided. Sponsored by
CBI Singles (Congregation B'nai
Israel, St. Pete). Call 381-4900 for
further information.
Family Service
Friday Evening
Congregation Kol Ami will
host a Family service led by the
Primary I and II classes of the
Religious School on March 2 at 8
Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal will
tell a story, instead of delivering
a sermon for this evening's
service. School Principal, Mary
Kanter, invites congregation, and
especially small children, to
participate in this service.
The Oneg Shabbat to follow
will be sponsored by the parents
of the Primary I and II classes.
Pin a Party
On March 4 Congregation Kol
Ami's Boneem Youth Group for
5th and 6th graders will be spon-
soring a pizza party at Chuck E.
Cheese in Carroll wood, from 1 to
3 p.m. Advisor Carey Rutsky
may be reached at the rvn.
office. 962-6338. for mo&l
"Learning about the MaJ
connected to high blood nn^l
can be a matter of Ufc!*
death," says Judith Loodr.-I
the Senior Canter Program?/
Jewish Community Center.
To provide important
mation on this topic, the Ntun
AARP and the American h!
Association will co-spon*/-
program to discuss hyperteaaj
stress, and other pre-strofc
pre-heart-attack conditions. m
event, which is part of the JCCJ
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March 16 from 3-4 p.m. it
Jewish Community Center, *
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they are open to the public. Thail
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Community Calendar
Friday, March 2
(Candlelighting time 6:11 p.m.) Rodeph Sholom Slevt
Steiner, Executive Director NCCJ, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
Rodeph Sholom Grandparent's Shabbat, 10 a.m. Kol Ami
Couples Bowling, 8 p.m. Hadassah Tampa Chapter -
Broadway Revue JCC, 730 p. m.
Sunday, March 4
Hillel School of Tompa Groundbreaking at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, 10-12 Tampa Jewish Federation "Trip to
Preciouis Legacy Collection" in Miami
Monday, March 5
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Fashion Show, 11:3Q a.m.
Tuesday, March 6
ORT-Bay Horizons Board, 10 a.m. Schaora. Zedek-
Lunch with the Rabbi, 12 noon Hadassah-Shalom Brandon
board meeting. 7 30 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Board
Meeting, 7 30 B'nai B'rfth Tampa Lodge Open Board Meeting,
8 p m Hadassah Ameet Board Meeting, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7
Koi Am. Sisterhood Board Meeting. 7:45 p.m. Rodeph Sholom-
Board Meeting, 8pm
Thursday, March 8
JCC Food Co-op, 10 12
Friday, March 9
(Candlelighting time 5 57 p. m.) Kol Ami Scholar in Residence
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 11
Jewish Chaplains Called 'Symbolic
Exemplars' At JWB Conference
|nEW YORK, N.Y. It was a
uque occasion and one of the
jst wholesome development* in
nerican Jewish life. Orthodox,
tform and Conservative rabbis
(thered together in fellowship
Id prayer, and shared experi-
ideas, and common con-
IThe event was JWB's three-
Ly professional development
Lining conference for Jewish
[ilitary and VA chaplains, which
jk place recently at Groe-
nger's. N.Y. An ongoing event,
fis part of the extensive training
trvices and programs JWB pro-
des to lay people and profes-
onals in both the civilian and
Military Jewish communities.
of the scholars-in-resi-
Bnce Dr- Jack H. Bloom, a
linical psychologist and lecturer
spoke on the rabbi-chaplain's
pie as a "symbolic exemplar."
"Being seen as a 'symbolic
Kemplar' is a burden," Bloom
aid. "But it also is a blessing
tuse it gives rabbis the power
iget things done."
"Many of you are isolated," he
dded. "Within the military you
s 'Mr. Jew' not only for Jews
ut for Christians as well. You
ive to be an exemplary Jew."
To the VA hospital chaplains
esent, Bloom said, "Your part
the healing process can be
nore powerful than that of the
Bloom said that he was ap-
allcd at the number of civilian
abbis leaving the rabbinate.
"It is a tremendoua waste of
nanpower," he said. "There
hould be a three-day conference
or civilian rabbis just like this
JWB conference. This would
provide them with opportunities
to share their problems and con-
"This should be high on the
agenda of the American Jewish
The other scholar-in-residence,
Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock, associate
professor of Jewish history,
Bernard Revel Graduate School,
Yeshiva University, told the
chaplains, "You are on the firing
line. You have to deal with all
Gurock made two presenta-
tions: 1)) "Evangelical Chris-
tians and Their Threat to
American Jews" and 2) "Minor-
ities, Majorities and American
He described the different
kinds of conversions, the four
aspects of Christian missionary
work, and responses to this ef-
Gurock said that the number of
converts, in relation to the funds
and efforts expended by evan-
gelical groups, is very small, and
the problem, while not to be
minimized, is "part of the greater
problem of intermarriage and
Both scholars-in-residence
were sponsored by the Asso-
ciation of Jewish Chaplains.
Rabbi Barry H. Greene, new
chairman of JWB's Commission
on Jewish Chaplaincy, welcomed
the chaplains. He emphasized the
need for a "sensitivity to col-
leagues" and for "support
systems for fellow chaplains."
Rabbi Herschel Schacter,
outgoing chairman of the JWB
Chaplaincy Commission and

Magen David Adorn personnel load relief medical supplies to be air
freighted from David Ben Gurion International Airport m Israel to
Ibabane, i; Swaziland.
Israel's Red Cross Sends
Relief Aid to Swaziland
TEL AVIV In answer to an
lent request by the Red Crass
ciety of Swaziland, Africa,
following heavy floods in the
mntry, Magen David Adorn in
Israel, equivalent to a Red Cross
nety. recently shipped s large
luantity of emergency medical
ipplies, medicines and food to
Ibabane, the capital of
Magen David Adorn in Israel
ikes part in special relief actions
help her sister SaodsUss in
M'der to relieve pain and sui-
ting. Although MDA
cognized by the American Red
rose, it is not recognised by the
International Red Cross and its
national societies.
The massive relief shipment
ran Israel to the flood victims of
Swaziland was made possible in
P*rt by the ongoing support of
e American Red Magen David
[* Iael, IARMDI). to Magen
'avid Adorn in Israel.
former chairman, Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, was
honored at a reception.
Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) John A.
"Rip" Collins, Air Force Chief of
Chaplains; Chaplains Leroy T.
Ness and John J. Hoagland of
the Office of the Army Chief of
Chaplains; Commodore John R.
McNamara. Deputy Chief of
Chaplains, U.S. Navy, and Chap-
lain Simeon Kobrinetz, Director
of VA Chaplaincy service, took
part in the JWB-CJC chaplains
seminar and met with the Jewish
chaplains in separate groups and
discussed personnel and policy
matters of particular interest to
their respective services.
Two sessions were devoted to
chaplain concerns. At the first
session, Rabbi David Lapp,
director, JWB Chaplaincy
Commission, made an overall
presentation. The second session
was divided into separate groups
and led by the following chap-
lains: U.S. Army, Chaplain
Richard Dryer; U.S. Air Force,
Chaplain Marvin Labinger; U.S.
Navy, Chaplain Fred Natkin; VA
Chaplain Alvin Lieberman.
Chaplain Seymour Moskowitz,
director of the Office of World
Religions and Cultures which
recently conducted a course of
instructors in the Arabic depart-
ment on "Insights Into Arabic
Philology," spoke on "Islam and
Judaism Relationships."
Chaplain Arnold E. Resnkoff,
who is attached to the Sixth Fleet
in the Mediterranean, briefed the
participating chaplains on fleet
Rabbi Frank M. Waldorf,
chairman of the JWB Commis-
sion's Lay Leadership Com-
mittee, and Rabbi Michell D.
Geller, president, Association of
Jewish Chaplains, made presen-
tations. -
The JWB Commission on
Jewish chaplaincy is made up of
representatives of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis
(Reform), the Rabbinical
Assembly (Conservative), and
the Rabbinical Council of
America (Orthodox). Rabbinical
group meetings were led by the
following: CCAR, Rabbi Barry
H. Greene; RA, Rabbi Aaron
Landes; RCA, Rabbi Herschel
Members of JWB's profession-
al staff who addressed the chap-
lains on fiscal, administrative
and public relations matters were
Robert Fischer, assistant execu-
tive director; Shara R. Gilman,
administrative coordinator, CJC;
and Lionel "Tex" Koppman,
director, public information
The late Rabbi Fishel Pearl-
mutter, of Toledo, who was a
member of the CJC, was
eulogized at a memorial service.
JWB is the U.S. government-
accredited agency that provides
Stowers '/^ifaA^i^
Four Chapels To Serve You
Dick Stowera, Truman H. Thomaa, Jamaa E. Lawhorn
THEY COVERED ALL BASES: These three rabbis in uniform, who
were among those attending JWB's three-day professional
development training conference at Grossinger's, New York, have
been involved in headline-making events. Left to right are Chaplain
Joel Schwartzman, who flew from Ramstein Air Base, Germany to
Wiesbaden to welcome hostages released from Teheran, Iran, in
January, 1981. Chaplain Arnold E. Resnicoff of the Sixth Fleet, who
officiated at the funeral of SSgt. Allen Soifert, first Jewish Marine to
be killed in Beirut, Lebanon, and helped recover the bodies of 220
other Marines who died in the dynamiting by terrorists of the Marine
HQ at Beirut Airport; and Chaplain Jacob Goldstein, Army reserve
chaplain who was asked to go to Grenada to conduct Hanukkah
services for the approximately 26 U.S. Jewish troops in the invasion
force. JWB Photo: Chaplain David Spitz.
religious, Jewish educational,
and morale services to Jews in
the armed forces, their families
and hospitalized veterans on
behalf of the American Jewish
At the same time, JWB is the
network of and central service
agency for 275 Jewish Commu-
nity Centers, YM-YWHAs and
camps in the U.S. and Canada
serving one million Jews.

It seeks to strengthen the
quality of Jewish life in North
America through the Jewish
Media service-JWB, the JWB
Lecture Bureau, the JWB Jewish
Book and Musk Councils, and
Israel-related projects.
JWB is supported by Feder-
ations, the UJ A-Federation
Campaign of Greater New York,
the JCCs and YM-YWHAs, and
JWB Associates.
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Bank Chairman Was Under Investigation
Yaacov Levinson, a former
board chairman of the Bank
Hapoalim, one of Israel's
three largest banks, was
found dead at his Ramat
Gan home, an apparent sui-
cide. The 52-year-old Israel-
born banker, long active in
Labor Party circles, had
been under investigation
for alleged illegal financial
transactions involving
overseas companies. He
was buried at Kibbutz
David Lihai. the family lawyer,
said Levinson s body was dis-
covered by his family on a roof
top balcony. Alongside were a
pistol and a suicide note. Ex-
tracts from the note, which Libai
read to reporters, accused un-
riamed enemies of "drinking my
blood, drop-by-drop" for" more
than a year." "My strength is ex-
hausted. I can no longer bear the
degradation." the note said.
LEVINSON'S activities as
head of the Bank Hapoalim had
been under investigation in-
ternally by the bank's current
management for nearly a year
Their findings were submitted to
Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir
who passed them on to the police.
Only last week, the police set up a
special team to continue the
investigation. The police said it
would go on despite Levinson s
The charges against Levinson
were leaked to the media and
were published in the magazine
Haolam Haze three months ago.
Subsequently, the bank manage-
ment confirmed that it was con-
ducting an investigation.
Communications Minister
Mordecai Zipori accused the
media of building up the "Levin-
son affair" before any deter-
mination was made of Levinson s
guilt or innocence. "You see how
the media have pushed a man
who nobody knows was guilty or
innocent into a corner from which
he could find no other way out."
Zipori said of the suicide.
LABOR MK Uzi Bram. a close
personal friend of Levinson. said
he was convinced of his innocence
and cited the suicide note which
accused a "gang" within the
bank management and Histadrut
of hounding him with baseless
allegations. Levinson's lawyer.
Libai. told reporters that he and
another attorney had discussed
the matter at great length with
Levinson and had full reason to
believe he was innocent.
Haolam Haze editor Uri
Avneri said that he. too. had met
with Levinson several weeks ago
to discuss the charges but was
not convinced by Levinson's
Levinson is generally credited
with having built up the Bank
Hapoalim from a small insti-
tution to one of the country's top
banks, vying for first place with
the Bank Leumi. According to
press reports, the bank's investi-
gators were looking into Levin-
son 's activities as a chairman of a
company known as U.S.A.
Investments, incorporated in the
State of Delaware in 1982. which
may have caused a conflict of
interests with his position at
Bank Hapoalim.
ANOTHER aspect of the
investigation was Levinson's
conduct as board chairman of the
Bank Hapoalim and his sub-
sequent chairmanship of the
Ampal Co.. a Bank Hapoalim
subsidiary. Since 1977. Bank
Hapoalim was said to have sold
at least a third of its share of
Ampal to another company con-
trolled by a West German trade
union's bank.
In that same year. Bank
Hapoalim began selling off a
large part of its assets to Ampal.
This included 38 percent of the
America-Israel Bank which was
sold to Ampal for an alleged $1
million less than the true value of
its shares.
Within the next five
Nearly 1.000 kibbutz members
from the Beit Shean area were
joined by about 35 army reserv-
ists in a demonstration outside
the Prime Minister's Office here
uring that the Israel Defense
Force be withdrawn from
Lebanon. The Cabinet was
meeting at the time.
The soldiers, paratroopers who
have been in the same unit since
1965. described their protest as
"a-political." Their aim. they
said, was to persuade the govern-
ment to adopt a policy that
"makes some sense." They said
they had organized sponta-
neously on the last night of their
reserve duty in Lebanon.
According to the soldiers, the
IDF's continued presence in
Lebanon was harmful both to
training and morale. "We spend
our nights chasing elusive
figures, afraid of Shiites armed
with the guns which Arik (former
Defense Minister Ariel) Sharon
had given them." one reservist
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up hundreds of millions of dollars
worth of Bank Hapoalim
holdings in West Germany and in
the Cayman Islands, a well
known Caribbean tax shelter.
The lion's share of the profits
from these transactions went to
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cording to the press accounts.
But according to Bram. what
started as a political quarrel
within the Bank Hapoalim
management snowballed into an
avalanche of accusations which
forced Levinson to take his own
Israel in 1932 and was. for a time,
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Hanikra. In addition to his Bank
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visory board and a co-chairman
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Haim Barlev. secretary general
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party member, the party was in
no way involved with his per-
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manded an inquiry into a possible
connection between Levinson's
alleged offenses and what they
claim to be improper practices by
the Bank Hapoalim. Histadrut
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Levinson was once suggested
as a possible Finance Minister in
the next Labor-led government.
The media recalled the suicide
several years ago of Avraham
Ofer. a former Housing Minister
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