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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Of Tampa
Volume 6 Number 19
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 11,1984
Piirt- 35 Cents
Israeli flags on Independence Day.
Shamir's Message
Prime Minister Recalls Terrible Toll in Lives
Prime Minister of Israel
This Yom Ha'atzmaut we
complete 36 years of the renewed
independence and sovereignty of
the Jewish people in our ancient
land, Eretz Israel.
As we look back on the long
and difficult road we had to
traverse in order to reach this
stage in our national life, we
recall that we paid for our State-
hood with precious young lives
the highest price possible. At this
moment of national celebration
and rededication, we bow our
heads in grateful tribute to the
memory of our heroes the
fighters of the Haganah, Irgun
and Lechi, and the members of all
units of our Defense Forces, who
gave their lives in order to
achieve our independence and
preserve it; in order to secure the
State and to protect our
independence and preserve it; in
order to secure the State and to
protect our citizens.
We take pride in the great ac-
complisments of these 36 years.
At the beginning we were only
600,000 Jews in Eretz Israel
now we are more than three-and-
a-half million, including
Israel Independence Day
A "pride of participation"
takes place Sunday when the
entire Jewish Community of
Tampa comes together to cele-
brate the annual Israel Indepen-
dence Day sponsored by the
Jewish Community Center.
Beginning with registration at
noon on Sunday through 5 p.m.
when B'nai B'rith Men sponsor a
delicious chicken bar-be-cue
dinner, the day is one where
family members of all ages come
together for activities and friend-
ship to remember the day of
Independence of the State of
Chairman for this year's event
is Alice Rosenthal. Working with
Alice are Carole Ewen, Johanna
Barat, Jolene Shor, JaneSergay,
Dr. Car not Nelson, Jerilyn Gold-
smith, Lee Tobin, and Joey Ker-
From noon until 1 p.m., a reg-
istration table will be set up in
the breezeway in the center to
register and appoint everyone to
teams. During this time, lunch
will be available, with hot dogs,
hamburgers, chips, and cold
drinks leading the menu. Also in-
formation booths will be set up
lor Jewish organizations and
several groups will have Israeli
If you are young real young and you do not know what
you can do while mommy, daddy, brother and sister are com-
peting in Israel Independence Day, there is a solution for you.
Babysitting service will be available for the young during the
day Sunday, with activities planned for the older children who
are not old enough to participate in the games.
Movies, games, cartoons, snacks are among the activities
planned, and there is no charge for this service.
So come on down and tell mom and dad to "have a nice day".
object for sales.
At 1 p.m., the Maccabiah style
games get underway. Four teams
captained by Marty Pear (JCC
Executive Director), Anschel
Weiss (Director of Social Serv-
ice). Rabbi David Brusin (Hillel
School of Tampa Principal) and
Steve Kaplan (Director of USF
Hillel) will compete in a variety of
Among the games for the day
will be swimming events, running
relays, balloon toss (for children)
and egg toss (for adults), volley-
ball, and tug-of-war. Teams will
be divided up into age groups, so
that all ages of the family can
"We are trying the day a little
different this year," said Rosen-
thai. "We are only registering on
the day of the games, and hope-
fully that will allow us to more
evenly divide up the teams."
Besides the games, Vicki
Brunhild Silverman will provide
music with her guitar during the
games and then from 4 p.m. to 5
p.m., she will lead folk dancing
for everyone who wishes to par-
The only costs for the day is
the dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets will
be available throughout the day
for $3.60 per plate. Besides
chicken, slaw, drink and dessert
will be served.
immigrants from all parts of the
globe who have been educated,
housed and integrated into one
nation. The challenge of aliyah
remains uppermost in our
national priorities and our efforts
to rescue Jews from areas of
danger continue unabated.
In recent years the lives of tens
of thousands of our poorer
families have been transformed
by Project Renewal, which
turned out to be one of the most
successful urban renewal
programmes in the world. The
democracy we have established
and maintained is unique in our
region, and it will again be
expressed in the forthcoming
Knesset elections.
Our defense Forces are the
pride of our people and our only
real guarantee of our safety,
existence and future. From the
start, and so it will be in the
future, we have never called on
anyone else to protect us, to
defend us, and to sacrifice for us.
This is the duty and the privilege
of successive generations of our
marvellous youth. Their readi-
ness to defend the State and
develop it and to take the helm
are the greatest source of our
faith in the future.
We have established and
maintained close diplomatic rela-
tions with many countries in the
world and have seen some move-
ment in the past year towards the
restoration of ties with us by
countries that had severed them
because of political pressures. Of
course, our most important rela-
tionship is with the United
States, the leader of the free
world, and I am happy to say
that those relations are now
better than at any previous time.
We have found that, in
addition to the values and
principles we share, we also have
many common perceptions,
Continued on Page 8
Prime Minister Shamir

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Simulated Wedding Held at Schaarai Zedek
Posners Receive Awards Jerry and Minnie Posner were
both honored for their volunteer service to the James A. Haley
Veterans Hospital at the 12th Annual Awards Banquet. Over
300 volunteers attended the April 25 presentations at the Egypt
Temple Shrine.
Jerry received a pin and a Certificate of Devotion to Volunteer
Duty for 1.000 hours of service. Minnie, who is the Veterans
Administration Voluntary Service representative, received a
Certificate of Service Award-Years and Hours for 1,604 hours
and three years of volunteer work.
Committee Plans Independence Day Israel Independence
Day will be saluted on Sunday with a full roster of activities and
dinner at the Jewish Community Center. The days events are
being coordinated by chairman. Alice Rosenthal. Among the
committee members working on the celebration are Jolene Shor.
Lee Tobin. Dr. Car not Nelson. Johanna Barat. Jerilyn Gold-
smith. Joey Kerstein. Jane Sergay, and Carole Ewen.
Tampans Honored At Convention .Richard Levine was
elected sub-regional president and Terri Sugar won the Mercaz
President of the Year award at the Orlando USY sub-regional
convention in April. Both are members of Congregation Rodeph
Sholom's Hav-A-Tampa Chapter.
News From Sisterhood Officers for the Rodeph Sholom
Sisterhood were installed at the Tenth Mitzvah Luncheon on
May 2. Members of the 1984-1986 administration are Linda
Blum, president; Louise Tache. vice president of services; Claire
Levin, vice president of administration; Mimi Weiss, vice
president of ways and means: Minna Kune, corresponding
secretary: Esther Carp, financial secretary: and Lynn Green-
berg, treasurer. Diana Siegel. immediate past president, will
continue to serve as advisor.
The Annual Spring Conference of the Florida Branch of
Women's League for Conservative Judaism will be held in
Miami Beach. May 20-22. At the Conference. Betty Shalett will
be installed as financial secretary, and Diana Siegel and Claire
Levin as members of the Board of the Florida Branch of the
Women's League for Conservative Judaism.
Elections Held at HiDel USF Students elected their of-
ficers to the student board of Hillel at the University of South
Florida. Newly-elected leaders are president. Debra Freeman of
Cooper City: administrative vice president. Mike Brautman of
North Miami Beach; programming vice president, Steve Caine
of Clearwater; treasurer, Robert Becker of Miami; and ritual
chairman. Sari Starr of North Miami Beach. Jeff Minches of
North Miami is the program associate.
Jewish Educator* To Be Honored The Second Annual
Teacher Recognition Dinner scheduled for May 20 will honor
Jewish educators from around the Tampa Bay area. Beginning
at 6:30 p.m., the dinner will be a kosher dairy buffet. Bob
Maranoff will provide the musical entertainment. The event will
be held at Temple B'nai Israel in Clearwater and costs $10 per
person. Reservations can be made by contacting Zena Sulkes at
Temple B'nai Israel. 1-531-5829.
The evening is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Jewish
Educator's Council, a professional organization comprised of all
religious school and day school principals in the Bay area.
Mini-Conference In August The Tampa Bay Jewish
Educator's Council (TBJEC) will conduct a Mini-CAJE Con-
ference on August 19 at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. The
Conference represents a cooperative, educational effort for the
purpose of training Jewish educators and laymen about Jewish
practices and heritage. The $12 cost includes lunch and a full
day of educational workshops. More information can be ob-
tained by contacting Schaarai Zedek s director of education,
Deborah Albert, at 876-2377.
Professor Nominated Dr. Hans Juergensen, Humanities
professor at the University of South Florida, was one of five
nominated by the Mortar Board, Athenaeum Chapter, as
outstanding faculty member of the year and a nominee for the
board's award for teaching excellence.
Those nominated were judged by the society as being among
faculty members who contribute to student self-awareness,
promote equal opportunities, advance the spirit of scholarship,
recognize and encourage leadership and foster meaningful
exchanges of ideas.
Let us share "Your News." Items for the column must be
written and can be mailed or delivered to the Jewish Floridian,
care of It's Your News," 2808 Horatio. Tampa, Florida, 33609.

diary of a 17-year-old girl, de-
scribing her life hidden in a cellar
in Warsaw during the first 113
day* of the Nazi occupation of
the Polish capital, has been
donated to the Holocaust
Memorial Museum st Kibbutz
Lohamei Hagetaot in western
Diary of 17-Year-01d Warsaw Girl
Galilee, by the diarist.
Described as the "Polish Anns
Frank Record." the 54-page ac-
count of her life in the cellar,
together with 60 other Jews, was
recenth/ found by the young
writer, now Lily Golden berg,
during spring cleaning.
On April 29. a simulated
wedding ceremony and program
were held at the Schaarai Zedek
Religious School. Sixth and
seventh grade students presented
reports about the Jewish
wedding, past and present. Rabbi
Frank Sundheim also taught the
students some traditional
wedding songs.
At the end of the program, a
wedding ceremony was
performed by Rabbi Sundheim
The groom and bride were Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Lempert. and the
student body witnessed a re-
enactment of wedding vows. The
Lemperts are both teachers at
Schaarai Zedek "s Religious
Hillel An Active
Force At The USF
Rabbi Steven Kaplan has been
elected incoming president of the
Campus Ministry Association
(CMAI at the University of
South Florida (USF). Kaplan,
holder of a doctorate in clinial
psychology, is the director of the
Hillel Foundation on campus.
The CM A, an organization of
authorized religious groups,
promotes religious life as well as
offering education in cult aware-
ness, inter-faith activities, and
academic ties to the Religious
Studies Department.
In other Hillel developments,
Dr. Kaplan, along with Hillel
staff members and student board
members, recently evaluated the
Foundation's accomplishments
at USF. They found that Hillel
encourages camaraderie among
students, and enforces students'
good feelings about their Jewish-
ness that may have been "in
limbo." The evaluation also
found that paid membership was
up 600 percent and that a record
number of students attended
services throughout the year.
Success was attributed to Dr.
Kaplan's direction, the staff and
a group of enthusiastic students.
The evaluation also found that
a large group of students who are
potential Hillel members have
not yet become involved. It was
decided that previously success-
ful management techniques
would be continued and
explanded toward this group.
Wendy's father, Michael Kramer, escorts his daughter down the aisle
Wendy and Larry Lempert re-enacted their vows.
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Friday, May 11,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
B&P May Meeting to Tour Plant Museum
The Plant Museum, at Univer-
sity of Tampa, will be the site for
the May meeting of Tampa
Jewish Federation's Business
and Professional Women's Net-
"An Early Summer Evening"
is the theme for this fun evening
of art, refreshments and net-
working that will take place on
May 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Emily Brownold, Director of
the Plant Museum and a member
of B & P, will be giving a special
tour of the museum. The gift
shop will also be open for all
those attending. The evening will
be a catered event with wine and
heavy hors d'oeuvree. The cost is
only $6 per person.
All women in the Jewish Com-
munity are invited to attend this
function. Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion's Business and Professional
Costa Rica's President Declares
'Terrorism' Won't Change His Mind
PANAMA CITY, Panana (JTA) The President
of Costa Rica declared that he would "not give in to
diplomatic terrorism" and move his nation's Israeli
Embassy out of Jerusalem.
Addressing the annual convention of B'nai B'rith
International's Caribbean District here, President Luis
Alberto Monge said that he transferred the Costa Rican
Embassy from Tel Aviv "not for military or economic
reasons, but because of morality,'' and would not move it
back again.
IN RECENT MONTHS Arab nations, including
Egypt, have threatened to act against any country
considering moving its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
The Costa Rican President was presented with B'nai
B'rith's Human Rights Award for his achievement in
building a democracy in his country, and for fighting
prior to his election as President against Communists
for workers' rights. He was also praised for moving the
More than 300 persons attended the testimonial
luncheon. Among them were Panama President Jorge
Illueca; the Ambassadors of the United States, Israel and
the Caribbean countries; Costa Rican and Panamanian
government officials, and Jewish and Christian church
DURING A BUSINESS meeting, B'nai B'rith
District 23 representatives elected Isaac Galinski of Cali,
Colombia, president.
He succeeds Moises Mizrachi of Panama. Galisnki, a
graduate of Harvard University's Business School, is
founder and partner in Galinski Industries, an investment
and development firm. District 23 includes Central
America, Colombia, Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands.
conductor and opera director Sarah Caldwell recently received the
leicish National Fund's Tarbut (Culture) Award for 1983 at a gala
performance of the Israel Ballet at New York's City Center Theatre.
Dr. Samuel I. Cohen. Executive Vice-President of the JNF, said that
Miss Caldwell. the artistic director of the Opera Company of Boston
who has been working toward the re-establishment of a world-class
opera company in Israel, was being honored for her achievement "in
expanding the scope and dimension of opera in American and Israel."
I he awanl presentation was made by stage and screen personality
Kilty Carlisle Hart, Honorary Chairman of the event. Previous
recipients of the Tarbut Aivard include George Balanchine, Zubin
Mehta and Ingrid Bergman. (Shown left to right: Miss Caldwell, Mrs.
Hurt, and Dr. Cohen).
Women's Network is open to any
business or professional Jewish
woman in the Tampa Bay area.
For further information con-
tact Margot Marcadis at 272-
6255 or in the evening at 886-
Reservations must be made by
May 18 by calling the Tampa
Jewish Federation's Women's
Division at 875-1618.
New to Tampa
If you have moved to Tampa
within the last 18 months the
Shalom-Tampa Committee is
looking for you!
The Shalom-Tampa Commit-
tee, a project of the Tampa
Jewish Federation Women's
Division, sponsors a social
gathering two times a year, for
the sole purpose of welcoming
newcomers and giving them the
opportunity to meet other Jewish
A June party is being planned
if you are new or know of
someone who is new, please call
the Women's Division office, 875-
1618, and give them your name,
address, zip and telephone
number so that we can add your
name to our growing invitation
In All-Day
David Kimche, director general
of Israel's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, was engaged in all-day
meetings at the State Depart-
ment last week. He held a
meeting in the morning with
Lawrence Eagleburger, Under-
secretary of State for Political
Affairs, and then was Eagle-
burger's guest at a luncheon at
Eagleburger's apartment.
Rabbis to Vote
On Women's Pulpits
NEW YORK Reform Rabbi
Beverly Magidson, whose appli-
cation to become the first
Conservative woman rabbi was
rejected last year by narrow
margins in dramatic roll call
votes at the 83rd convention of
the Rabbinnical Assembly, the
association of Conservative
rabbis, is again an applicant at
the 84th RA convention this
Her application and that of
another woman Reform rabbi,
Jan Kaufman of Washington,
D.C., have been approved by the
appropriate RA committees, and
their applications to become RA
members and thus Conservative
rabbis will be voted on May 16 at
the RA convention at Kiamesha
Lake, NY., Rabbi Wolfe Kelman,
RA executive vice president said.
The convention will be held May
13-17 at the Concord Hotel.
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Peres Says Things Will Change
Radically If He Wins July 23
Labor Party chairman
Shimon Peres has indicated
a sharp differentiation be-
tween the policies he would
pursue if elected the next
Prime Minister of Israel
and those followed by the
Likud government.
Meeting with the 20-member
International Executive of the
World Jewish Congress under the
chairmanship of WJC president
Edgar Bronfman here, Peres said
he would not insist that the
Camp David agreements be the
only basis for negotiations be-
tween Israel and Jordan; he
would almost immediately cut in
half Jewish settlement activities
in heavily Arab-populated areas
of the West Bank: and would
immediately end the confron-
tation in Lebanon by pulling
Israeli forces back to a flexible
line on Israel's northern border.
the WJC leaders during their
current meeting in Jerusalem to
consider policies on the Middle
East, Soviet Jewry and the rise of
global anti-Semitism.
Bronfman met privately with
Premier Yitzhak Shamir.
Peres said a Labor-led govern-
ment would act within 100 days
of taking office to halve Jewish
settlement activity, while main-
taining a security zone in the
West Bank. He said that as
means of inducing King Hussein
of Jordan to enter the peace pro-
cess, he would offer three options.
The negotiations could begin
without prior conditions by either
side: Labor would not insist on
the Camp David formula, bu.
would be willing to negotiate on
the basis of United Nations
Security Council resolutions 242
and 338 which Jordan has ac-
cepted; or Israel would be willing
to accept President Reagan's
September 1, 1982 Middle East
peace initiatives as the basis for
negotiations, while recognizing
the different interpretations
placed on those proposals.
would not mind if Palestinians
were part of a Jordanian dele-
gation as long as they were
willing to recognize Israel and
rejected terrorist methods.
With respect to Lebanon,
Peres said "it is not wise to keep
our army abroad where they sit
as a target for hostile forces." He
said he would withdraw to a
flexible line along Israel's border
rather than trenches and em-
placements inside Lebanon.
The Labor Party leader also
proposed that Israel, Egypt,
Saudi Arabia and Jordan con-
clude a "Red Sea Pact" which
would guarantee free and open
navigation through the waterway
and provide for the "thinning
out" of all military installations
along the Red Sea.
Summing up, Peres said that if
a Labor government is elected on
July 23, it would change current
Israeli policies on the West Bank
and Gaza by limiting its interest
to matters of security and foreign
affairs in those regions. He dis-
agreed with the present policy of
separation of civilian and
military administrations on the
West Bank. Israel, he said, seeks
to be a "contributing country,"
not a "confronting country."
Soviet Jews Called
'Spies' by Zaire
Three Russian Jews who have
relatives in Israel were arrested
in Kinshasa, Zaire last week for
allegedly spying for the Soviet
Union. The Israeli Foreign
Ministry has instructed its
embassy in Kinshasa to look into
the case.
Yediot Achronot identified the
three as Leonid Treunanovsky,
Khorgim Gnadi Li vy at in and
Yuri Smoller, the two latter said
to be brothers. They had report-
edly immigrated to Israel some
years ago but left and are now
permanent residents of West
Berlin. For a number of years
thev have been operating a busi-
ness in Zaire, trading in gold and
other precious metals, Yediot
Achronot reported.
The newspapers quoted rela-
tives as saying they were
arrested because a former partner
with whom they had quarreled
implicated them in a series of
terrorist attacks in Kinshasa.
The relatives appealed to the
Foreign Ministry and the Israeli
and world media to be help secure
their release.
Lina Truyanovsky, described
as the wife of one of the suspects,
told Yediot Achronot that it was
ridiculous to assume her husband
was a spy for the Soviet Union,
"a country he could hardly wait
to get out of."
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How Israel Deals With Independence Day From Year to Year
All Israelis who experi-
enced the declaration of Is-
rael's independence in 1948
will testify to the fact that,
at the time, the question of
the content of Indepen-
dence Day as a national
festival hardly arose.
However, as the years
passed and the 5th of Iyar
established its place in the
Jewish calendar, the pro-
blem of the festival's
special character became
more acute in Israel as well
as in the Diaspora.
Today for many people, both
those who were born in Israel
after 1948 as well as those who
immigrated after the establish-
ment of the State, the signifi-
cance of the festival is no longer
self-explanatory. For them, a
Jewish State is conceived as a
natural phenomenon
TO ENSURE that the festival
survives in future generations
there may be a need which has
not yet been satisfied to imbue
it not only with Jewish national
significance but with some
special commandments, mitzvot.
This is what characterizes all
Jewish festivals. If Israelis face
dilemmas in seeking suitable
forms for Yom Ha'atzmaut, so do
Jews in the Diaspora. There.
Independence Day is a central
activity in Jewish life, but many
would welcome ways of giving it
more significant content.
UP to now no central mitzvah
of a practical nature has been
determined to distinguish Yom
Ha'atzmaut from other festivals
in Israel. Various attempts have
indeed been made in this
direction but so far without much
success. At one time, it was
proposed to read the Proclama-
tion of Independence at a festive
family meal just as the
Haggadah is recited on the Seder
night. However, the custom
never struck roots (perhaps due
to the proximity of the festival to
The military parade of Israel's
Defense Forces was introduced
and no doubt filled the hearts of
many with pride and joy. But it
constituted a passive event for
the crowd, was very costly, and
in the eyes of many Israelis it was
not an authentic expression of
the real meaning of our inde-
pendence. Some even saw a
militarist mentality behind the
processions to symbolize Israel's
achievements in agriculture,
industry, and cultural creativity
were suggested, but it is hard to
recall that if such processions
took place, they made much
impression. Military parades
have not been held recently, or
have taken on modest
The Bible Quiz and the Israel
Prize-giving ceremony for
distinguished persons in the
sciences and the arts, as well as
other ceremonies which are
limited to a small number of
participants, are also watched
rather than joined in with. They
constitute important aspects of
the festival but cannot claim a
central place in its celebration.
One sector of the population
which has apparently solved the
problem of the festival's content
is the national-religious
community, which is trying to
grant the festival religious
significance by holding special
services in synagogues on the
festival's eve and morning.
This has an advantage from
both a personal and national
point of view insofar aa
assembling for prayer need not be
'Am Yisrael Choi' The People of Israel Lives. Legend is shown in burning letters at
an Israel Independence Day celebration.
limited to Israel and can be
relatively easily accomplished in
synagogues abroad. Moreover it
need not be limited to Jews alone,
and one can imagine, as did Herzl
in "The Jewish State," a
situation in which all the State's
citizens gather in synagogues,
mosques and churches, each
according to his faith, in order to
mark the festival of Inde-
pendence. Incidentally, those
extreme orthodox elements which
rejecct Zionism have nothing to
do with Independence Day.
The non-religious public's lack
of a binding framework, similar
to the synagogue in the religious
community, undoubtedly makes
it difficult to create a general and
uniform custom for the festival in
Israel and the Diaspora.
turned Independence Day into
one of the most enjoyable of the
year's festivals. Though each
kibbutz does its own thing and
may even celebrate slightly
differently from year to year
both children and adults enjoy a
series of activities: picnics and
barbecues in the kibbutz or in
nearby sites, with each family
staying together within the whole
community; special parties in the
children's houses; open-air
sporting and cultural shows and
competitions with games, choirs,
folk singing and singsongs.
And in the evening, a special
gathering of the whole population
to recall the struggles for inde-
pendence and celebrate its
achievements not so much
through speeches as by cultural
presentations, sometimes in
pageant form, which involve
many dancers, singers,
musicians, readers and writers.
Some may favor making things
more serious, but there can be no
doubt that Independence Day in
the kibbutz is a genuine day of
rejoicing, enjoyed by all and
looked forward to from year to
One step in this direction may
be found in the Shiratrom, which
is occupying an increasingly
important place among Inde-
pendence Day activities. It would
appear that the secret of its
success lies in the fact that it
emerges from below and not
according to a command from
above. The idea is to give charity
a noble commandment in itself
which is not yet connected in
this form to any other festival
and whose observation is worth
promoting for the good of the
giver and the receiver alike.
Contributions go to a well-
defined cause education in the
IDF, and the whole project is
organized and broadcast on
Israel television.
nection between this mitzvah and
Yom Ha'atzmaut is natural and
almost obvious. It also fulfills
other necessary conditions for
long-term survival: it can be
observed actively and personally
by everybody, young and old,
poor and rich, Jew and non-Jew,
Israeli and non-Israeli. It is not
restricted to Jewish citizens of
Israel, but in the future, when
peace reigns, can also be of
positive significance for Israel's
Arab citizens who, though they
do not serve in its army today,
are equal citizens of the State.
Naturally, charity being a
broad humanitarian act, can also
become a practical mitzvah
among world Jewry. It will be
recalled that in olden days, Jews
everywhere made contributions
to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Perhaps this tradition can be
It must, of course, be noted
that Israel TV broadcasts
uninterrupted Independence
programs from early morning to
late at night and they provide
something for all tastes. The
same goes for our radio stations.
Watching or listening to these
programs is indeed a passive
activity, but it is a way in our era
of mass communication of
capturing the spirit of the
festival. AU in all, this is a
popular and positive aspect of
Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel.
the possibility to do so, get
together with family or friends,
load their cars with supplies and
equipment and go out for an
Independence Day picnic. The
weather is usually good at this
time of year and the main
problem seems to be to find a
space in the countryside not
already occupied, or a place not
The Jewish National Fund and
the Parks authority have
prepared special picnic spots all
over the country, with benches,
tables, taps and grills. Like the
buses in the rush hour, these
can't cater for so many people at
once. On an ordinary week or
Shabbat. the Israeli hiker has
fine facilities at his or her
As far as one knows, nobody
decided that these outings are the
most appropriate way of
celebrating the festival. The idea
developed at grass roots and
spread like wildfire. Those
looking for more content on Yom
Ha'atzmaut won't find it here.
What they will find is
spontaneous enjoyment for all
the family; a day different from
others, closer to nature, without
set schedule or program, an
environment in which the kids
can have the time of their lives.
the family can relax together and
in the background the transistor
is turned to Israeli folksongs -
especially from the old days.
If this is how so many
everyday Israelis choose to
celebrate their State's inde-
pendence, why shouldn't they?
As night falls and the cars and
stationwagons and trucks make
their way home, slowed down by
the stream of traffic, most of the
people feel good, fed, contented
and satisfied. Isn't that what a
celebration is about?
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Volume 6 Number i

[ow Israel's Six Presidents Have Dealt With Their Powerlessness
The title of President
sually implies the prero-
itive to wield considerable
>wer. But Israel's
sident has prestige
ithout power. He is, in
;t, virtually the only
Lizen of the country who
not expected, or even
Ititled to express a poli-
:al opinion.
| The Presidency was designed
Israel's founding fathers as a
bular head of state, the opposite
He to the US Presidential role,
country's political frame-
Irk is based loosely on the
tish parliamentary system of
-eminent and thus the Presid-
y parallels the role of the
Irish monarch.
nlike Queen Elizabeth II, the
laeli Presidency lacks wealth,
3ip and circumstance and has
connection with the armed
ces or the religious establish-
i. In fact the Israeli
^sident is most closely akin to
Presidents of the Italian and
1st German Republics.
rOR ALL its ostensible
[hority, the Israeli President is
.i.illy a constitutional rubber
lp. The President appoints
I government from the Knesset
ty best positioned to form a
ig coalition, but it is not he
in effect makes the operative
lision. The President also
help unify the many and varied
immigrants. They initiated the
open style of the Presidency with
such practices that continue
today like inviting the public into
their home on the Sukkot
Zalman Shazar was elected
President on Ben Zvi's death in
1963. Shazar, a noted Zionist
leader and cultural figure and his
wife, also Rachel, were the first to
move into the new Presidential
residence in Jerusalem. The
residence is an impressive
building which strives to combine
the austerity of Zionist values
with the trappings of importance
that the Presidency deserves.
THE ORIGINAL building was
a large wooden hut and symbol-
ized the modesty of Israeli life in
the early days. Disapproval for
the more ambitious new building
was often expressed, and it is
said that Shazar was reluctant to
move into it. Surprisingly, struc-
tural defects demanded that a
good deal of building work be
carried out in 1983.
Shazar was succeeded in 1973
by Ephraim Katzir, an eminent
scientist. Katzir's Presidency is
considered by observers as one
which aroused little public enthu-
siasm. Ami Gluska feels that
such comment is unfair: "Pre-
sident Katzir was not strong on
public relations," he asserts,
"but he worked every bit as hard
as any President in meeting
people and leading the nation."
Gluska agrees that it was the
instincts of President Yitzhak
Navon, who was a Labor MK and
former Secretary to David Ben-
Gurion, that added a new dimen-
sion to the presidency. Navon
won the hearts of Israelis with a
warmth, energy and endeavor
that made him, his wife, Ophira,
and their two young children the
best-loved presidential family
since the establishment of the
"THE FACT that President
Navon was of Sephardic origin
offered new pride and hope to
Israel's oriental Jews," says
Gluska, whose own ancestors
came to Jerusalem from the
Yemen. Navon's familiarity with
languages, including Arabic, his
popular approach to all commu-
nities and traditions, his image as
a leader who really cared for the
ordinary people and understood
their problems gave him an
unusual and even unique status
in the country considering the
built-in limitations of the office.
Some felt that Navon tres-
passed into forbidden political
territory when he came out in
support of a commission of
enquiry following the Sabra and
Shatilla massacres commited by
the Phalangists in Beirut. Others
saw his demand, and his later
revelation that he would have
resigned if the Kahan Commis-
sion had not have been set up, as
the style of moral leadership that
the President should initiate in
such fateful matters. Navon
declined a second term of office.
Following the Navons has
made the task of President
Chaim Herzog all the more chal-
lenging. Since he came into office
in May, 1983. President Herzog
is constantly being compared to
his predecessor.
Born in northern Ireland and
educated at Cambridge and
Sandhurst, he has been a soldier,
diplomat, politician, lawyer,
industrialist and writer. Critics
say he keeps a cool distance from
the people. "I must admit I
haven't taken the President's
temperature." says Gluska.
sternly casting aside such
insinuations. "But I can tell you
the President has immersed
himself in his work with a similar
warmth and vigor to President
GLUSKA ADDS that each
President is an individual who
brings his own style to the job.
Unquestionably, President
Herzog has worked unflagginly
in his first eight months in office,
making hundreds of speeches and
visits and attending innumerable
ceremonies, as well as two
important state visits to the
U.S.A. and Africa.
It is noteworthy that he was
elected against the Likud's
candidate, from the Labor
benches of the Knesset. The
respect in which he is held was
shown by the fact that a number
of coalition MK's preferred him
to Menachem Begin's candidate.
His wife, Aura Herog, has also
lent prestige to the role of First
Lady. Head of the Council for a
Beautiful Israel, she is also the
founder of the Education
Ministry's Public Council for
Arts and Culture.
Perhaps most significantly, at
a time of bitter divisions in
Israeli society, the current Pre-
sident seems unafraid to speak
his mind when he deems the
issues touch upon the public
interest but are not party-
political. Thus he has attacked
Jewish terror groups, saying that
because of Arab sensitivity, their
abortive attempt against Jeru-
salem's sacred Temple Mount
could have led to "a natural
catastrophe of major propor-
HE ASKED the Haifa theater
Continued on Pane 8-
:lints the judiciary, diplo-
ftic representatives, the state
lptroller and Bank of Israel
licials. But he appoints only the
>ple that the Prune Minister or
}ropriate authority request
to appoint.
The President is elected by a
bret ballot of Knesset
kmbers, and his powers, or
per lack of them, are defined
la Knesset act of 1951. The act
Is amended in 1964 to limit the
esidency to two five year terms
any one person. A President
inot be tried in a court of law
can be deposed by a Kneset
te for unbecoming behavior, or
competence. Such a possibility
never been considered.
tmi Gluska is President
raim Herzog's spokesman, and
held the same post during
I'sident Yitzhak Navon's term
[office. Gluska points out that
augh the Presidency has no
lit ical power it has enormous
luence. "The President should
idolize and inspire unity
Honest, the country's diverse
aulace," he says. "His deeds
mid be an example to all
TO DATE six men have
juldered the burden of heading
Jewish State. Chaim
eizmann. the renowned
i-sicist and one of the great
e State Zionist leaders, was an
inimous choice to become
tael's first President in
bruary, 1949. Weizmann set
trend by which the post of
ident was endowed with
erence and respect. Ailing
en he entered office,
izmann was nevertheless
appy that he was not invited
Cabinet meetings or given
hority. One British writer and
ilician called him "the
ner of Rehovot," where he
^n Weizmann's death in 1962,
was succeeded by Yitzhak
[n-Zvi, an historian and writer
bo together with his wife,
chel, became a part of history
k to their untiring efforts to
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Congregations/Organizations Events
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Israel Independence Day
Israel Independence Day at the
Jewish Community Center
begins with registration at noon.
Lunch will be served and in-
formation booths will be set up
for Jewish organizations. Israeli
objects will also be sold.
Maccabiah games begin at 1
p.m. and include swimming,
running relays, balloon toss, egg
toss, volleyball, and tug-of-war.
Folk dancing will be conducted at
4 p.m. Bar-b-que chicken dinner
will be served at 5 p.m. at a cost
of $3.50 per plate.
Babysitting services will be
available during the day.
Free Foot Screening
Free foot care information and
a screening program by Drs.
Martin Port and Richard Sal-
kowe will be held in the Senior
Lounge at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center on May 16 from 2:30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The service is
sponsored by the Hillsborough
County 60 and over.
Fishing Excursion
Club Variety, a new social or-
ganization for anyone over 40, is
planning a half-day fishing trip
aboard a party boat, May 20. All
fishing gear and bait are fur-
nished. Plan on bringing a hearty
brown bag lunch and meet in the
Jewish Community Center
parking lot by 10 a.m. Cost for
this event is $14. You may pre-
pay-register by sending a check
to the JCC, 2808 Horatio, before
May 16. For further information,
call Lil Singer 831-5648.
Family Services
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
will hold Family Services on May
11 at 8 p.m.
Cradle Roll
A Shabbat party will be held
on May 19 at 10 a.m. in the Social
Hall. A representative from the
Sherrif's Department will also be
there to fingerprint children.
Confirmation services will be
held on May 20 at 10 a.m. A re-
ception honoring the Confirma-
tion Class will take place in the
Social Hall following services.
Family Service
On May 18, Congregation
Rodeph Sholom will celebrate
Family Night. Children with
birthdays in May, June and July
will be honored.
Book Exchange
The Hillel School of Tampa will
conduct a book exchange. May
14-17. More information can be
obtained by contacting the office,
Jay Matthew Michaelson, son
of Lorna and Stanley Michaelson,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah on May 12 at 10
a.m. at Congregation Kol Ami.
Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal will
Jay is in the seventh grade at
the Hillel School of Tampa whre
he is the student government
treasurer and on the yearbook
staff. He is also a member of
Kadima. Jay's honors include
best overall at the Hillel Science
Fair; second place in the Math
Meet Competition; national
winner of the 1982 Math Meet:
and principal's Honor Roll, 1981
to 1984.
Mr. and Mrs. Michaelson will
host the Oneg Shabbat and Kid-
dush luncheon following services.
Special guests will include
Jay's grandmother, Frieda
Prestin of West Palm Beach:
Maia Michaelson, and Arthur
and Arline Michaelson. all of New
Jennifer Terri Herman, daugh-
ter of Dr. Thomas S. Herman and
Faith H. Herman, will be called
Jay Michaelson
to the Torah as a Bat Mit
May 12 at 11 a.m. at Con*
tion Schaarai Zedek.
Frank Sundheim will officiate)
Jennifer is in the seventh^
at St. John's Episcopal School!
The West Pasco Ladies Auxiliary No. 505 of the Jewish War Veterans
helped fill the coffers of the spinal cord injury ward TV fund at the
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. The Ladies $300
contribution will assist the project or replacing the old worn-out
television sets. Present for the check presentation were Chief of
Voluntary Service Marty J. Gall; Bertha Moss of Auxiliary No. 505;
Dollie Schaffer, Auxiliary No. 505; Nettie Gross, President, Auxiliary
No. 505; Associate Director Michael M. Under; and Minnie Posner,
Tampa JWVA, VAVS representative. VA photo by: Warren Bout-
Brazil Governor Sounds Warning]
Against Anti-Semitic Tide
said the heroism of the Wa_.
Ghetto uprising 41 years ago i
much greater than that of I
defenders of Stalingrad.
Neves is a leader of
opposition PMDB party air1,
expected to be the comproi
Presidential candidate when(
Jaoa Baptista de Oliveira Fipil
redo steps down in March, 19R.J
During the
ceremonies at the Bialik Lin
the Governor politely refused i
yarmulka offered him and pull
one out of his pocket to cover I
head. He said a friend had I
it for him in Jerusalem.
Tancredo Neves, Governor of
Minas Gerais State, and a
probable candidate for the Presi-
dency of Brazil next year,
delivered an impassioned
warning against the revival of
fascism in many guises all over
the world.
Neves spoke at the annual
observance of Yom Hashoa
Holocaust Remembrance Day
at the Chaim Nachman Bialik
Library here. Referring to Jewish
resistance against the Nazis, he
Community Calendar
Friday, May 11
(Candlelighting Time 7:50) USY Regional Convention at the
Regency Hyatt for weekend Rodeph Sholom 6th Grade
Religious School Graduation Schaarai Zedek Family Service 8
Saturday,May 12
Rodeph Sholom Senior High and USY Installation 10 am
Brandon Chavurah Social and Election at home of Peter and
Renee Roos8 p.m.
Sunday,May 13
Tampa Evening Chapter ORT Gourmet Box 10a.m.
Monday, May 14
Schaarai Zedek Executive Committee Meeting, 12:30 p.m.
Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary Board Meeting, 1.30 p.m.
Hillel School Book Exchange.
Tuesday, May 15
Bay Horizons ORT luncheon at the Airport Marriott, 11 30 a.m.
Jewish Towers Board Meeting, 4 p.m. Hillel School Book
Wednesday, May 16
Tampa Chapter of Hadassah General Meeting, 10 a.m. Kol
Ami Senior Socialites, noon NCJW VP Meeting, 2 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Tampa Lodge Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Kol Ami
Shalom Brandon Chapter of Hadossah Regional Meeting, 8
p m Hillel School Book Exchange.
Thursday, May 17
Tampa Evening Chapter of ORT Bowling, 9:30 a.m. JCC Food
Co-op, 10 a.m. JCC Executive Board Meeting, 6 p.m. JCC
Board Meeting, 8 p.m. Hillel School Book Exchange.
Friday, May It
(Candlelighting Time 7:54) Schoarai Zedek Confirmation
Service, 8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Family Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Monthly dance at Kol Ami, 9:30 p. m.
Tuesday, May IS
Volleyball Night at the JCC, 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Identification and the Jewish School, Camp,ai
Youth Group: A Study of Tampa Jewish Youth
Vikki Silverman will discuss her
research at the B'nai B'rith
meeting Wednesday, May 16, 15
8 p.m. at Congregation Kol Ami.
It is open to the public according
to B'nai B'rith President, Dr.
Jeffrey Miller.
A great number of Jewish
scholare and professionals believe
that Jewish day schools, camps,
and youth groups help in
strengthening Jewish identity in
Jewish youth. This belief encour-
ages many Jewish parents to
send their children to these
institutions. However, are these
institutions in fact accomplishing
this goal? Very little sociological
research has actually been
conducted on this question.
During the school term of 1979-
80 Vikki SUverman, under the
guidance of Dr. D. Paul Johnson,
researched this question for her
masters' thesis in sociology at
the University of South Florida.
A written questionnaire was
filled out by 232 Jewish young
people. These were students from
grades four through 12 who were
in religious schools or youth
groups at Rodeph Sholom
Synagogue, Beth Israel, Temple
Schaarai Zedek, or Young Judaeh
and-or attended the Hillel School
of Tampa.
The respondents were
examined in terms of their
participation vs. their non-parti-
cipation in Jewish schools,
camps, and youth groups in
relation to their Jewish identity.
Jewish Identity waa a composite
of nine dimensions which include
orientation toward prayer, tradi-
tional ritual practices, asso-
ciational patterns, communal
bonds, ethnic identity, cultural
awareness, Zionistic orientation,
psychological identification and
assimilational patterns.
Analysis of the data from this
study suggests that Jewish
schools, camps, and youth
groups do help to reinforce
identification with Judaism.
Parental influence also plays an
important part in the develop-
ment and reforcement of Jewish
identity. Strong parental
influence reinforces the effects of
these institutions. However, even
when parental influence is weak,
these nonfamily groups, espe-
cially the youth groups, seem to
promote Jewish identification
among youth. 4
The frightening discovery of j
the analysis is the apparent
eroding effect of parochial
Chistian schools upon Jewish
identity. Stuents who attend
these schools demonstrate a
much weaker Jewish identity
than do their own parents and
when parental identity is weak to
begin with then the resulting^
child's identity is devastating
A complete analysis of
subject will be presented at
B'nai B'rith meeting on May Hj
at 8 p.m.
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Menorah near the Knesset in
ilem. Donated by the British
\ment, the Menorah depicts scenes from
history. Hebrew legend at the bottom
reads 'Hear O Israel' Above it are the words,
'Not by might, nor by power, but by my
spirit, says the Lord of hosts.' (Zechariah
Shalom Yiddish: Revolutionary New
Language Method Brings Yiddish Alive
U Schaechter is a teacher of
l/i and a native born
er of "mameloshen." She is
'ing the year studying fine
I Paris at the Parsons School
unique self-teaching lan-
method has recently been
by the Yiddish depart-
the Sorbonne University
He. "Shalom Yiddish" is the
comprehensive Yiddish
which is totally self-
jned and brings its students
luency in the Yiddish
program consists of
/-five 45-minute cassettes
[two 300-page books with
illustrations and texts.
is clear," says Arthur
Hertzberg, "that you are
providing an opportunity to
many, many people to get to
know a great treasure and store-
house of the Jewish spirit .
What you are doing is a great
The program was conceived by
Mr. Benny Cohen, a 35 year old
Tunisian-born, engineering
consultant working in Paris. As
an observant Sephardic Jew
watching the powerful effect
assimilation is having on the
Ashkenazim in France, Mr.
Cohen has devoted much time to
working with the issue of
preserving Ashkenazic Jewish
culture in Europe.
The authors of "Shalom Yid-
dish," Mr. I. Niborski and Ms. D.
Kosman, are teachers of Yiddish
and Hebrew who are involved in
Jewish Boxer Dead at 76
Goldstein, veteran boxer
loxing referee, known as the
el of the Ghetto," who died
tly at the age of 76, fought a
of 55 times, winning 50
and losing five.
cistein, who fought as a
"eight and welterweight,
his first 23 battles before
ining a loss and finished his
with 34 kavos to his credit.
his fighting career ended,
tein switched to refereeing
worked 39 championship
bouts over a career spanning 21
years. He was the arbiter in the
fatal Benny Paret-Emile Griffith
slugfest in March, 1962.
Considered one of boxing's top
referees during the 1960a and
1960's, Goldstein is best
remembered for not stopping the
Griffith-Paret welterweight
championship fight just before
Paret suffered fatal injuries.
In defense of his action,
Goldstein explained, "No one is
to blame. It is the type of sport it
is. Death is a tragedy that
occasionally will happen." A
panel of the New York State
Athletic Commission agreed,
absolving Goldstein of blame in
the death.
In contrast, Goldstein was
criticized for stopping two earlier
fights too soon. In 1967, Sugar
Ray Robinson was belting
middleweight champion Randy
Turpin of Britain in the 10th
round when Goldstsein stopped
the fight, thereby granting
Robinson the title. Two years
later, Goldstein stepped in after
Ingemar Johannson of 8weden
floored heavyweight champion
Floyd Patterson seven times in
the third round.
Goldstein was buried in the
New Montefiore Cemetery in
Israel Makes Strenuous Efforts
To Obtain Release of Diplomats
pedagogic and linguistic research
in the Yiddish department of the
Sorbonne University.
"Shalom Yiddish" brings back
a huge connection for Ashkenazic
Jews to their past by making
fluency in the Yiddish language
an exciting reality. Originally
wirtten in Yiddish-French, the
course has now been released in
Yiddish-English and is being
brought to the American public.
Yiddish has been experiencing
a renewed surge of enthusiasm
from young Jews searching for
their cultural roots. Having been
the creative and spiritual outlet
for Eastern European Jewry for
centuries, Yiddish has stimulated
minds from the secular Jewish
world through to the Chassidic
community. Today it is still the
only Jewish language other than
Hebrew which can be heard
spoken in practically all Jewish
communities around the world.
This new language methods,
the equivalent of 2-3 semesters in
a university language course,
brings the businessman, student,
scholar or tourist straight to the
heart of Ashkenazic Jewish
culture anywhere in the world. It
also strikes a chord much closer
to home speaking to grand-
parents and European-born Jews
in the language of their soul.
As "Shalom Yiddish" is the
only complete method with which
to learn Yiddish fluently at one's
own pace, the program is laced
with Yiddish proverbs and songs,
as well as conversation, grammar
and useful vocabulary. It offers
an open door to the recent
popularity Yiddish has gained
amongst young Jews
internationally. The method is
Presently being translated into
iddish-Hebrew and Yiddish-
Spanish editions.
The price of the method is
$239, considerably less than what
one would pay for the course's
equivalent in a university. It is
certainly a "zaftike" investment
into the language and culture of
the Ashkenazic Jewish con-
Gregory P. Mskarov of New Jersey.
formerly of Washington. D.C., died
suddenly on April M, its*. Beloved
husband of Prances M Makarov; dear
on of Joan and Lee Makarov; loving
brother of Michael O Makarov;
devoted grandson of Melvln Berkow.
Services were held at the Daiuaasky-
Qoldberg Memorial Chapels. RockvUle.
Maryland, on May 1. Eipreaatons of
ympathy in his memory may be made
to the charity of your choice.
Israel is making strenuous
efforts through diplomatic
channels to obtain the re-
lease of three members of
the Israeli mission in Beirut
captured by Syrian forces
after their car apparently
strayed into Syrian-held
territory north of the Leb-
anese capital. There was no
immediate indication of
where the three Israelis
were being held or what
Syria planned to do with
The three men were identified
as Eban Florentine, Shmuel Roza
and Nachum Nesher. They were
described here as administrative
staff members of the Israeli
liaison office to the Lebanese
government. Their status as
diplomats is uncertain inasmuch
as Israel and Lebanon have never
had a formal exchange of
that the Israelis were on a
sabotage mission and confirmed
their capture. Israeli sources said
the Syrians will be held respon-
sible for their safety. Israel re-
portedly is working through the
Lebanese government and the
good offices of friendly powers to
have them released. A Foreign
Ministry spokesman said
Premier Yitzhak Shamir had
taken personal charge of efforts
to free the men.
(In Washington, State Depart-
ment deputy spokesman Alan
Romberg said that "Israel has
been in touch" with the U.S. on
the incident and that the U.S. is
"exploring how we can be help-
ful." He had no further comment
and said he knew no details.)
The circumstances
surrounding the capture of the
men are not clear. According to
sources here they left the Israeli
liaison office in Dbaiyeh, just
north of Beirut, on a sightseeing
trip to the ancient port of Byblos,
about 25 kilometers north of the
here, their car passed through a
Lebanese army roadblock and a
roadblock manned by a pro-
Syrian militia. Several kilometers
further on they approached a
Syrian roadblock and on seeing
the Syrian flag, tried to turn
According to one report, their
car overturned and the three men
were seized by Syrian soldiers
while attempting to escape on
foot. Other reports said they were
held by Lebanese soldiers who
turned them over to the Syrians,
either freely or because they were
forced to.
74 Jews Exit
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry's Research Bureau reports
that 74 Jews left the Soviet
Union in April, continuing the
bare trickle of emigration at its
lowest rate in 20 years.
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Hires Assistant Rabbi
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
has announced that Rabbi Joan
Glazer Farber will join the staff
of the congregation as assistant
rabbi beginning July, 1984.
Rabbi Farber will have primary
responsibility with the youth
programs and the Religious
School in addition to her
participating in her normal
rabbinical services of the congre-
gation. Rabbi Farber was the
unanimous choice of the Selection
Committee for this position,
according to Rabbi Frank N.
As director of education, she
will supervise the Religious
School of over 300 children, will
develop a Post-Confirmation
curriculum, and will be involved
in Adult Education.
Deborah G. Albert, the present
principal of the Religious School,
will remain in her position as
principal for the coming year.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, May 11,1964
Rabbi and Family
To Return Home
The Six Powerless Presidents of Israel
After four years with Con-
gregation Kol Ami, Rabbi
Leonard Rosen thai and his
family are returning home to
southern California in bite June.
Rabbi Rosenthal explained
that the difficulties of distance
which separate them from family
members have been too difficult
to overcome. Both he and his
wife. Judy, have parents, grand-
parents, brothers, sisters and
other relatives in southern
California. He is currently
involved in the interview process
In a letter to his congregants
on April 5, Rabbi Rosenthal
reflected on his time here:
"The hardest part of our
decision was choosing to leave
Kol Ami and all of our friends in
Tampa. I have enjoyed my four
years with the Congregation,
gained much in knowledge and
experience, and have a great deal
of respect and admiration for Kol
Amis members and Board of
Trustees. However, at this time
in our lives. Judy and I feel that
family and personal
considerations must be over-
riding concerns."
Congregation Kol Ami's first
rabbi, he has also been a leader in
the commnity. Rabbi Rosehthal
served as president of the Tampa
Rabbinic Association, and was
Chaim Weizmann 1949-1952
Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal
chaplain at the James A. Haley
Veteran's Administration
Hospital. He sat on several
boards, including the Hillel
School of Tampa and the Jewish
Community Center.
The Congregation's president,
Dr. Steven Field, has appointed
William Kalish as chairman of
the search committee. Rabbi
Rosenthal said that they plan to
have another rabbi by uhy.
Yitzhak Ben Zvi 1952-1983 Zalman Shazar 19^
Ephraim Katzir
1973 1978 Yitzhak Navon
Continued from Page 5
to remove part of the script of
their play, "Messiah." because
religious circles considered them
to be "Blasphemous." He said he
had sought in advance to find
Israel Independence Day
Continued from Page 1
common goals and common
interests. This is the cornerstone
of our policy and the basis for real
oeace. security and stability in
the Middle East.
The nation is rightly proud of
the giant strides we have made in
education, in medicine and in
science. Although we are facing
economic problems, our economy
is basically sound, and we are
confident that we shall overcome
the present difficulties. We have
attained a high degree of techno-
logical capability and of
industrial development.
I srael is today one of the very
few countries in the world still
eking to increase its population
by immigration. Aliyah is our
mission. We have decided to
bring to this land as many of our
Jewish brethren as possible. This
is after all. the principal purpose
of our country.
In the course of the pat year we
have created more Jewish
communities in Judea, Samaria
and the Gaza district and we
have strengthened existing ones.
Thirty thousands Jews who now
live in those areas have, by their
very presence, reaffirmed our
right to live in every part of Eretz
Israel. We firmly believe that this
will contribute to peace and
enhance the prospects of peaceful
We have made great sacrifices
for the sake of peace and our
nation continues to yearn for it
and to strive for it. It is now
already five years since we
concluded the Peace Treaty with
Egypt, our most important
neighbor. There are aspects of
our relationship with Egypt
which we find worrisome and
disturbing. Yet. despite the
shortcomings and deficiencies, it
is an undeniable fact that since
the Peace Treaty was signed, our
southern border has been calm
and secure. We have called on
Egypt to return to the spirit of
the Camp David Accords. We are
ready to resume contacts with
Egypt, to discuss all pending
issues and to revive the Peace
Process and autonomy talks.
In the north, we are striving to
consolidate the important posi-
tive results of Operation Peace
for the Galilee, which has enabled
our people in the north of the land
to lead normal lives without fear
of attack and without the neces-
sity for the children, in part-
icular, to spend night after night
in shelters. We have no dispute
with the people of Lebanon and
wish them well.
We hope still to see the emer-
gence of a strong and central
government in Lebanon that will
recognize the mutual benefits
that could arise from normal rela-
tions with us. Now, however, it is
our obligation to make such
security arrangements as will
ensure that Lebanon will not
again be used as a base for attack
against our northern population.
It is my firm belief that Israel
can face the future with hope and
confidence providing we all make
the necessary efforts to overcome
the present difficult period which,
in the long experience of our
nation, must be seen as a passing
Israel today is stronger and
more entrenched in its land than
at any time before. We have
achieved a degree of security
such as was not known pre-
Sometimes when we are caught
up in the problems of the day and
weighed down by the burdens
and anxieties, we should pause
and reflect on the great trans-
formation that has taken place in
our own lifetimes.
From Jerusalem our eternal
Capital, I send hearfelt greeting
for a happy Yom Ha'atzmaut
celebration to the whole House of
concensus on both sides before
making his decision, deleting the
phrase. "Cursed be you.
Almighty." and it was "a lot of
nonsense to say the President
was repressing free speech." He
strives first and foremost to
bring people and streams
together to foster understanding,
to serve as a unifying influence.
This, it appears, will be the
thrust of his approach to the
Presidency. He bridges the four
chasms that divide the Jewish
Though non-orthodox, he is 1
traditionalist who comes frorni
orthodox family. His wife is I
Sephardi, and many of his
tions have "inter-married.''
the right of the Labor Party, |
espoused centrist conce
The Presidency, it seemj, i|
therefore in good hands Isra
are not inclined to change the 1
of the office.
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Egypt Submits Arms Shopping
List to W. German Manufacturers
BONN (JTA) The Egyptian government has
submitted a weapons shopping list to West Germany and
would also like to manufacture German tanks in Egypt
under a licensing agreement, it was reported here.
The official request was made by the Egyptian
Defense Minister, Abu Ghazala at a meeting in Cairo with
Bonn's Deputy Foreign Minister, Juergen Moellemann,
last week. Moellemann told reporters on his return that
the government has not yet decided to approve the arms
sales to Egypt. It is understood, however, that it is giving
favorable consideration to the Egyptian requests.
CAIRO WOULD LIKE to purchase Gepard anti-air-
craft armored vehicles, Roland anti-aircraft systems,
Marder armored troop-carriers and scores of electronic
systems for military use.
They are also seeking license to assemble a new West
German light tank, whkh they would call "Fahd"
(Leopard)) at a plant near Cairo. The tank is not identical
to West Germany's Leopard I or Leopard II the latter
regarded by military experts as the best tank extant
but would be built in cooperation with the Krauss Maffei
Co. which builds the two Leopards at its Munich plant.
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