Volume 8 Number 28
Tampa, Florida Friday, October 31, 1986
Price 35 Cents
Major Gift Donors To View
Israeli Archaeological Exhibit
The Major Gifts Division of the
1987 Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign will have the opportunity to
view a private showing of
"Crossroads of the Ancient
World: Israel's Archaeological
Heritage," an exhibit currently at
the Tampa Museum on loan from
the National Maritime Museum in
The special event will take place
on Wednesday evening, Nov. 19,
beginning with champagne and
hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m. Prof.
William Murray of the University
of South Florida, who recently
returned from Israel, after spen-
ding ten days at the National
Maritime Museum, will give a
brief lecture and guide the tour.
Myer Frank is chairman of the
Major Gift Division. Gregory and
Maria Waksman are serving as
chairmen for this special event.
Serving on the committee are Pat-
ti Frank, Douglas and Maureen
B&P Network and Young Adult
Division Sponsor An Evening
With Mayor Freedman
Monday, Nov. 10, Mayor Sandy
Freedman will address members
of the Tampa Jewish community
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The
program titled, "An Evening with
Sandy Freedman" is sponsored by
the Business and Professional
Network and the Young Adult
Division of the Tampa Jewish
Federation and the entire com-
munity is encouraged to attend.
According to co-chairmen Jeff
Donsky and Cindy Spahn, "Mayor
Freedman will discuss the results
of the Nov. 4 election and will give
insight on how the newly elected
officials' policies will affect
Tampa's future and the future of
our local Jewish community."
Mayor Freedman will provide
an interesting perspective to this
topic as she has had an intensive
history of community service with
The evening, beginning at 7
p.m., will include hors d'oeuvres
and dessert and a cash bar. A
question and answer session will
follow Mayor Freedman's talk,
which will begin at 8 p.m. The cost
for the program is $13 per person.
Anyone interested in this event,
should contact Lisa at the Tampa
Jewish Federation, 875-1618, no
later than November 6.
Rabbi Alexander Schindler
Rabbi San ford Seltzer
Schaarai Zedek To Host
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
will host the 21st Southeastern
Biennial Convention of the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions (UAHC) at the Lincoln
Hotel, Nov. 7-9. Over 250
delegates fro almost 90 Reform
congregations are expected to
According to convention co-
chairmen, Lucille and Lawrence
Falk and Kay and Maril Jacobs,
the overall theme is "The Family:
The Heart of Judaism." Featured
speakers include Rabbi Alexander
Schindler, UAHC president, Rab-
bi Sanford Seltzer, UAHC direc-
tor of research and of the Task
Force on the Jewish Family, and
Vivian Fein tech, UAHC director
of early childhood and parenting
Shabbat services specially writ-
ten by Senior Rabbi Richard Bir-
nholz and Assistant Rabbi Joan
Farber will be held at Congrega-
tion Schaarai Zedek, 3303 Swann
Avenue, at 8:30 p.m.
Chairmen for the evening are
Judy and Stanley Rosenkranz.
Other events include a history of
the Temple compiled by Carol
Zielonka and Miriam Marcus, and
an anthem commissioned by Terry
and Leslie Aidman, and created
by Professor Hilton Jones of the
University of South Florida Music
Department. Usher chairman is
Lou Zipkin, and the greeting com-
mittee is headed by Arnold Barr.
An Oneg Shabbat will be held
immediately following services.
Conn, Maurice and Barbara Gar-
rett, Michael and Janet Kass, Dr.
Barry and Lili Kaufmann, Walter
and Leonore Kessler, Dr. Paul R.
and Susan Levine, Dr. Jay and
Lois Older, J.D. and Lillian
Rosen thai, Richard and Franc i
Rudolph, Ronald and Ann
Rudolph, and Shirley Solomon.
The Committee is being assisted
by the Lion of Judah Women's
Division, Leonore Kessler and Lili
Stern and Weissman Head 1987
Women's Division Campaign
Mayor Sandy Freedman
Ellen Stern and Aida Weissman
have been appointed co-
chairwomen of the Tampa Jewish
Federation Women's Division
1987 Campaign by Women's Divi-
sion president, Alice Rosenthal.
Rosenthal, in announcing the
appointments said, "Both EUen
and Aida have been involved in
Campaign for several years and
bring dedication and commitment
to the community in their fund
Ellen Stern served as past
secretary to the Women's Divi-
sion Board, chairwoman of the
Ruby Division and Chairwoman of
the Diamond Division. She cur-
rently is a member of the
Women's Division Executive
Board and a member of the Tam-
pa Jewish Federation Board of
Aida Weissman is co-
chairwoman of campaign for the
second consecutive year; in addi-
tion to having served in various
other positions, including Vice
President of Education for two
years, past chairwoman of the
Ruby and Sapphire Divisions.
She currently is a member of
the Women's Division Executive
Board as well as the Tampa
Jewish Federation Executive
Committee and Board.
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) One
of two Israel Air Force flyers
who bailed out of their Phan-
tom jet over south Lebanon on
Oct. 16 is being held by the
Shiite militia, Amal, and Israel
anticipates long and difficult
negotiations for his release.
This was indicated by Amal
leader Nabih Berri in Beirut
who confirmed that the Israeli
airman was in Amal's hands.
Israeli authorities earlier dis-
counted Amal claims that he
was their prisoner because
they offered no proof by way
of personal details or
?hotographs. Defense Minister
itzhak Rabin said earlier that
there was no official confirma-
tion of who held the flyer.
BUT BERRI'S statement
was accepted here, and with
some degree of relief inasmuch
as Amal, the mainstream
Shiite military organization in
Lebanon, is moderate in con-
trast to the Iranian-inspired
Hezbullah and other extremist
Shiite groups. Berri is
Minister of Justice in the
The Israeli prisoner wa the
Phantom's navigator. It lot,
who also bailed out, was
rescued by an Israel Air Force
helicopter. Israel claims the
plane crashed because of a
malfunction that caused bombs
in its undercarriage to ex-
plode. Reports from Lebanon
said it was shot down while
taking part in a bombing raid
on an El Fatah base east of
Berri did not say that Amal
will hold the Israeli to bargain
for the release of Amal or
other Shiites held prisoner by
Israel or by the Israel-backed
South Lebanon Army (SLA).
But he hinted as much at a
Beirut press conference when
he referred to Shiites, in-
cluding young women, in the
Khiam detention camp run by
the SLA in south Lebanon.
BERRI WAS quoted as say-
ing that before negotiations
for the Israeli flyer could
begin, "Israel must first free
Lebanon affairs experts here
said that while Bern is chiefly
interested in freeing Amal
prisoners held by Israel or the
SLA, his position as Justice
Minister would force him to
demand the release as well of
non-Amal members, including
Hezbullah and oossibly even
Palestinians, to demonstrate
that he is active in the in-
terests of all Arabs.
Israeli officials observed that
Berri has now assumed
responsibility for the airman's
safety and well-being, and
Israel would hold him to it.
Pnge 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, October 31, 1986
By Amy Scherzer
There's a baby boom in Tampa .. this would be a good time to
open either a babysitting service or a college trust fund. Or both!
We send mazol tov and hugs to the latest additions to the Jewish
community. Have fun .. and try to get some sleep, folks!
Hello to Erica Danielle Jacobaon, born August 22 weighing 5
pounds, 9 oz. to Dr. Peter and Diane Jacobaon. She was awaited
by her brother Leonard, 8%, and two sisters: Francine, 6"A and
Alicia, 4. Erica has two grandmas: Dorothy Zander in New
Orleans and Edna Jacobaon, Coral Gables.
Welcome to Elana Royle Bobo, born on September 13
weighing 8 pounds, 4 oz. to Dawn and Victor Bobo. Her thrilled
grandparents are Barbara and Edward Nelson and Gloria and
Ezra Bobo, all of Clearwater. Great-grandmother Salha Bobo
lives in Tampa.
Joel Phillip Magdovitz was born September 16 to Caren and
Terry Magdovitz weighing 6 pounds, 15 oz. His grandparents are
Elinor and Al Smith, Atlanta and Panline Magdovitz, Erie, Pa.
A big Tampa family greeted Lindaey Ann on September 17
when she was born to Lnnra and Michael Field. She weighed 8
pounds, and has a big sister named Megan who is 4 years old. Her
grandparents are Ethel and Dennis Field; Dean Spencer and
Dorothy Booker. Her great-grandparents are Panline and Leo
Chaitow; Sarah and Morris Field; Fannie Noim and Evelyn
Tranb. And everybody lives in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Bran-
don ... all close enough to babysit!
Proud grandparents Margie and Bemie Bernstein are thrilled
to announce the arrival of daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Fred
Schwartz' daughter: Julie Lauren Schwartz on September 17
weighing 7 pounds, 7 oz. The Schwartz' live in Atlanta. Julie's
paternal grandparents, Marilyn and Lenny Mendelson live in
Say hi to Erin Rose Landow, born September 23 to Carol and
Alan Landow weighing 6 pounds, 2 oz. Her grandparents are
Shirley and Melvin Landow in Boca Raton and Eva and Morris
Harwell in Los Angeles. Great-grandparents Birdie and Henry
Chandler live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jeremy Brett Teblnm was born on his Mom's birthday,
September 24. His parents are Lisa and Gary Teblnm, and he has
a 3-year-old brother named Corey. He weighed 7 pounds, 15
ounces wasn't he a great birthday present? His grandparents
are Marlene and Mickey Teblnm, Mt. Laurel, N.J. and Ethel
and Al Goldsmith, Cherry Hill, N.J. Jeremy and Corey have 3
great-grandmothers: Fay Rosenberg, Sunrise; Anne Teblnm,
and'Helen Goldsmith, both in Philadelphia.
Pretty little Samantha Lee Berk arrived September 30
weighing 6 pounds, 13 oz. Parents Linda and Richard Berk and
big brother Jeremy, age 13, are delighted. As are grandparents
Betty Berk, Sunrise, and Rath and Jack Williams, St.
Petersburg. Great-grandma Elizabeth Williams lives in St. Pete,
Three sons. Welcome to Benjamin Jacob Wax, born October 16
to Jill and Herb Wax weighing 7 pounds, 8 oz., and awaited by
big brothers Jeremy, age 15, and Nathan, age 2. Proud grand-
parents are Celia and Charles Wax, West Palm Beach, and
Elizabeth and James Coville, Tampa.
Well, let's see .. that's Erica, Elana, Joel, Lindaey, Julie in
Atlanta, Erin, Jeremy, Samantha and Benjamin. Sue girls and 3
boys. Sounds like the beginnings of a great playgroup... and
prety soon, maybe, the senior prom committee.
Special birthday ladies. Mazol tov and best wishes to Fannie
Noim who celebrated her 90th birthday and to Lizzie Berger who
recently celebrated her 93rd birthday. Many happy returns to you
More newcomers. In addition to 9 new babies, we want to
welcome Marcia and Sanford Levine and their two sons Brian,
age 8, and Peter, age 11, who moved to Tampa at the end of
August Originally New Yorkers, and recently of Highland Park,
Illinois, die Levines travelled here often, and decided to start a
new venture in Tampa. (Sanford manufactures computer
peripherals.) Marcia is still unpacking and settling in, but says the
family is delighted to be here and find Tampa, and CairoUwoo-
dians in particular, to be extremely friendly. They are members of
Schaarai Zedek. Peter attends the Independent Day School and
Brian will soon be at Essrig Elementary. So glad to have you
Hey gang, please keep us posted on all your family happen-
ings. Plus professional updates, club news and yes, new babies,
too. Write Our Gang, c/o The Jewish Floridian, 2808 Horatio St,
Tampa, FL 33609
The Women'8 Division of the Tampa Jewish
Federation held their kick-off event at the Air-
port Marriott Wednesday, Oct. it, with over
ISO women attending. "Vive Les Femmes"
was the theme of the program, which was a
salute to Tampa s women in leadership posi-
tions. Pictured left to right are: Minna Kune,
Hostess Committee; Nellye Friedman, Coor-
dinator of Recognition of Presidents; Lois
Older, Fashion Show Coordinator; Patty
Kalish, Chairwoman; Mini Aaron, Chair-
woman; Alice Rosenthal, Women's Division
President; Susan Okum; Door Prize Coor-
dinator; Merna Evenson, Hostess Committee.
Helens Berger, National Vice Chairwoman of
the Women's Division of the Council of Jewish
Federations delivered a keynote address
which focused on the importance of women in
leadership and what women's responsibilities
to the community are. Following Ms. Berger's
comments, "What's New" provided fashions,
which members of the Women' Division board
modekd. Pictured left to right art: Nellye
Friedman, Patty Kalish, Mimi Aaron, Helene
Berger, Alice Rosenthal, and Doug Cohn,
President of the Tampa Jewish Federation
Hyatt Regency Tampa is pleased to announce our new
Kosher Catering Service.
Simply call our catering department at 225-1234,
Ext. 7380, and let us plan your next aflair
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Friday, October 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Geraldine Mensh Elected
President of Local JNF
At the September Board of
Directors meeting of the Gulf
Coast Council-Jewish National
Fund, Geraldine Mensh was
unanimously elected as President
for the 1986-87 year. She succeeds
Dr. Ronald Press of Tampa who
has served as President for the
past two years. Other newly
elected officers include Joe
Charles, Vice President; Dr.
Bruce Epstein, Vice President;
Phyllis Browareky, Treasurer;
and Rivy Chapman, Secretary.
For the past two years, Mrs.
Mensh has been on the Executive
Board of the local chapter. She
has been very instrumental in
helping the Jewish National Fund
raise much needed funds to help
establish the reaction of mitzpim
(outposts) in the northern Galilee.
This was a result of her travels to
Israel two years ago where she
saw and visited the young Jewish
pioneers who are moving to some
of the desolate areas of the Galil.
The JNF is the organization
responsible for land reclamation
and afforestation in Israel. Due to
the efforts of volunteers in the
Bay area such as Mrs. Mensh,
much needed funds have been
raised to support the JNF's mam-
moth undertakings throughout
the State of Israel.
In addition to her work with the
JNF, Geraldine Mensh has been
involved in the Jewish communi-
The Women'8 Division of the United Jewish
Appeal, Florida Region, held the 1986
Women'8 Division Training Swing on Oct. 15,
at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Attending from
the Women'8 Division of the Tampa Jewish
Federation pictured left to right are: Aida
Weissman, Co-Vice President Campaign,
Alice Rosenthal, Women's Division President,
Jolene Shor, Vice President-Leadership
Development, Esther Gordon, Chairperson
UJA Women's Division Florida Region, Joan
Levin, Regional Consultant, Marva Perrin,
National Women's Division Board and
Regional Consultant, Amy Dean, UJA Na-
tional Women's Division Board, and Lili
Kaufmann, National and Regional UJA
Board member and Co-Chairwoman of the
Lion ofJudah Division.
ty. She presently also serves on
the Executive Board of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel in St.
Mrs. Mensh is the mother of two
and is married to Richard Mensh,
Chief Assistant State Attorney.
Wiesel, Singer to Highlight Jewish
Academy of Arts and Sciences
Tribute To 45 Nobel Laureates
Elie Wiesel, this year's reci-
pient of the Nobel Peace Prize,
and Isaac Bashevis Singer, reci-
pient of the 1978 Nobel Prize for
Literature, will be the featured
speakers at the 60th Anniversary
Convocation of the Jewish
Academy of Arts and Sciences, to
be held in New York City on Nov.
12 at the New York Historical
The addresses by Wiesel and
Singer will highlight the convoca-
tion proceedings honoring 45
American Jewish Nobel
Laureates for their contributions
to human knowledge.
In addition, the Convocation
will mark the 50th Anniversary of
the induction of Professor Albert
Einstein, himself a Nobel
Laureate, as a Fellow of the
Jewish Academy of Arts and
Presiding at the ceremonies will
be former Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court and former U.S.
Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg,
the Chairman of the Academy.
"The Convocation will be more
than an appreciation of 45 in-
dividuals who have made outstan-
ding contributions to our people
and to humanity," said Justice
Goldberg. "It will celebrate the
oneness of purpose of all men and
women who are committed to
achievement and excellence and
who pursue the goal of human
"The Jewish Academy of Arts
and Sciences," its President Pro-
fessor Abraham I. Katsh said, "is
an honor society of Jews who have
attained distinction in their
fields." The Academy encourages
the advancement oi knowledge,
particularly of Jewish relevance,
and promotes cooperation among
Our Mltzvah has almost arrived. My bubeleh
says we should open on a Tuesday to receive
We hope to be ready either November 4 or
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Regency on North Dale Mabry In Carrollwood,
has been designed to service a) a full dining
menu (and we do mean from soup to nuts).
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thai, Johanna Barat, Lois Frank and Jan
Wuliger and Lili Kaufmann. Seated: Nadine
Feldman, and Debra Linsky. Also attending
but not in the picture, Betty Shalett.
Mayor of Tampa
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Women's Business and Professional Network
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Waldheim's Austria: Business As
Leaders See Main Problem With Image Abroad
By GIDEON REMEZ
Barely three months after the
Presidential election in Austria,
nearly every outward sign of it
had vanished, and one had to dig
pretty deep to find evidence of
any real upheaval in the national
psyche. In all of central Vienna, I
saw an official Waldheim portrait
on the backdrop of the New
York night skyline only in a
window of the Palais Palffy. In
the adjacent window was a poster
advertising the museum's next ex-
hibition: The World of Anne
Frank, to be opened by Education
Minister Herbert Moritz, organiz-
ed by and under the auspices of
Catholic, Protestant and Jewish
agencies, the local education
authorities and "Action Against
Elsewhere, the Waldheim affair
seemed for all intents and pur-
poses forgotten. The symbolic
wooden horse erected by the
"New Austria" protest group was
already in storage, whence it
emerged only for the opening of
the Salzburg Festival. President
Waldheim was cheered at the
opening concert, though also
booed "and that would never
have happened to any previous
president," said Hans Rauscher,
editor of the mass-circulation
Kurier. "But 'New Austria' is on-
ly a small group of intellectuals,
many of them belonging to the cir-
cle of (former Chancellor) Bruno
Kreisky. Everyone else is just
glad irs over."
In an interview, Socialist
Chancellor Franz Vranitzky con-
firmed the conventional wisdom
Austria is back to business as
"During the campaign," said
Vranjtzky, "there developed
rhetoric and undertones which
many of us, myself included, did
not like and deeply regretted.
Now that the campaign is over
and everybody has returned to
normal life, we have to pay atten-
tion to the impressions that our
friends abroad got from those
rhetoric and undertones. It's one
of my tasks to convince our
friends in Israel, the United
States and Europe that Austria
does not deserve anything like a
Fascist rubber-stamp. I think we
will succeed in bringing our rela-
tionships back to normal with
some of those countries."
Even Waldheim's Socialist
adversaries seem to subscribe,
then, to the consensus that the
main problem left over from the
Waldheim affair is one of foreign
perception. This generally ac-
cepted thinking also holds that
Waldheim was not elected thanks
to the revelations about his past,
or even despite them,' but rather
that he rode a wave of disaffection
with the veteran Socialist ad-
ministration though the World
Jewish Congress's campaign
against him did boomerang in his
The WJC, it is universally
believed in Austria, accused
Waldheim of actual culpability for
war crimes, of which it had no pro-
of; WJC Secretary-General Israel
Singer is widely seen nearly as
public enemy No. 1 for this im-
proper intervention. And as for
anti-Semitism it played no role
at all in the election, or at most a
minimal one; there's no such pro-
blem in Austria. Well, no more
than in any other country. And
besides, it's being dealt with,
sincerely and with the best inten-
tions. But most of all: Austrians
have had enough of the controver-
sy about Waldheim and the Nazi
"I don't know if all the
Austrians want to forget," said
Peter Schieder, who as Secretary-
General of the Socialist Party
takes responsibility for waging its
unsuccessful presidential cam-
paign. "Certainly, part of them
do. But we shouldn't let it
Blunter words came from
Michael Graff, Schieder's counter-
part in the conservative People's
Party, which backed Waldheim.
"Frankly, the Austrians like
perhaps most of the Germans
don't like to dwell on old things,
regrettable as they may be. That's
our national character. We
haven't forgotten, but we don't
discuss it every day. So, although
the politicians attacked each other
pretty roughly over Waldheim
and you can't undo that from one
day to the next, we are glad that
in the actual political life of this
country the issue has dropped out
A few days later the Socialists'
junior coalition partner, the
Freedom ("Liberal") Party
elected a new leader, Juerg
Haider, who is widely considered
a neo-Nazi. Vranitzky, asserting
that he and Haider were "worlds
apart," brought down the govern-
ment and called elections for
November. Some Jewish sources
saw the Freedom Party conven-
tion as another backlash of the
Waldheim affair and blamed it
on the WJC.
Nothing of the kind, said Heinz
Kienzl, Director-General of
Austria's Central Bank, a leading
Socialist and President of the
Association. The Freedom Party
had simply been frightened by its
decline in the polls and had deter-
mined that only a populist protest
line could maintain its support at 7
Waldheim took a back seat dur-
ing the crisis, which confirmed the
opinion that pre-election expecta-
tions of a strong President trying
to expand his constitutional
powers were unfounded. "Actual-
ly, he'll probably turn out to be
one of our weakest presidents," I
was told by a close associate of the
Chancellor. The WJC has promis-
ed to come up with more evidence
against him; well, unless it's much
more solid than what they produc-
ed before, they had better not. It
will only help Waldheim get re-
elected." (The WJC went ahead
regardless with fresh documents
showing Waldheim's authoriza-
tion for anti-Semitic propaganda
during the war.)
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schieder adds: "The constitution
doesn't demand that you should
love or admire the President. The
affair may in fact have brought
the presidency back to its con-
stitutional dimensions, which is
O.K. for the state; in the last few
years a President was like a
monarch, not like God but on the
way to him."
It was precisely that longing for
an ersatz-Kaiser that won
Waldheim such wide support, says
Andreas Unterberger, Foreign
Editor of Die Presse (Vienna's
quality newspaper, formerly
Theodor Herzl's Neue Freie
Presse). Unlike the aversion to
thinking about the Nazi era,
nostalgia for the Empire is strong
in a city where a snail republic's
offices barely fill the ornate halls
of the Habsburgs.
"We didn't do the damage, but
since we're still in power we're ex-
pected to correct it," said Vranit-
zky's Press Secretary. "The Peo-
ple's Party is blaming us for not
working on it fast enough. And
how can we say now, 'it's the
Later in our friendly conversa-
tion I raised the argument that
while service with the Wehrmacht
might not make a man a war
criminal, it might disqualify him
for President. The young Socialist
official stiffened. "But that would
mean disqualifying my father and
Unterberger of Die Presse put it
even more succinctly: "You peo-
ple take one look at that photo of
Waldheim in Wehrmacht uniform,
boots and all, and your first
thought is "that's a Nazi war
criminal!" For many an Austrian,
the first thought is "that's Papa!"
In a few days in Vienna, I lost
count of the number of times I
was told "We Austrians deserve a
PR award: we've convinced the
world that Hitler was German and
Beethoven was Austrian." And
also the number of times I was
told that Kurt Waldheim's elec-
tion as President had nothing to
do with any backlash of anti-
Semitic, or pro-Nazi.
Well, it was usually admitted
after a few more questions, not
very much to do with it. "I'm
sorry, of course, that we lost the
election," said Secretary-General
Peter Schieder of the Socialist
Party. "But I would have been
much more sorry if we had won
with the help of one percent, even
0.1 percent, of anti-Semitism."
Peter Graff, Schieder's rival in
the People's Party, which backed
Waldheim, seemed to confirm
that there was at least such a
tinge in the campaign: "there is
still some cleaning up and some
reconciliation to be done, par-
ticularly with our regrettably
small Jewish population. Not
because this was really an issue,
but because there have been ex-
tremely unfair attacks on our can-
didate for being a non-repentant
Nazi and war criminal. This touch-
ed the sensitivities of our Jewish
compatriots because the question
of Nazi crimes is an emotional one
for them. Although the blame was
put on a man who was not per-
sonally responsible, the whole
issue cannot be written off. So we
are trying in our party to
reestablish the contacts and
dialogue with the Jewish com-
munity which up to now were very
good." In any case, Graff assured
me, the question of anti-Semitism
would not play the slightest role in
the upcoming parliamentary
"That's what Graff told you?"
said sources in the Jewish com-
munity. "He was the worst of-
fender with anti-Semitic tactics
during the presidential cam-
paign." Graff had accused the
WJC of "Mafia-type slanders"
and warned that this might give
rise to "sentiments that none of
us wants." The sources said they
were still apprehensive that these
tactics might be repeated in the
In the small Jewish com-
munity's handsome offices now
guarded by a submachinegun-
bearing policeman President
Ivan Hacker confirmed that per-
sons close to Waldheim had tried
to arrange a meeting with Jewish
representatives. The organized
community had not yet decided
whether and how to go ahead with
such a dialogue. "But it isn't true
that the authorities or parties are
trying to improve relations with
us: the relations have always been
excellent." He denies having
dissociated from the World
Jewish Congress's campaign
against Waldheim, "even though
we were never asked. I did oppose
the manner and tone of the ac-
cusations: they were mistaken.
I've seen no proof of actual crimes
committed by Waldheim. Frankly,
however, the way he denied know-
ing anything raised a lot of
hackles. And that woeful state-
ment that he was just doing his
duty his duty to whom? Still,
now he's the President."
Hacker echoes the assessment
of most Austrian politicians that
the main damage from the
Waldheim affair was to Austria's
image abroad not a dangerous
resurgence of anti-Semitism at
home. But he admits that "hid-
den, latent anti-Semitism has
been reinforced. People have
begun to think: now it's permissi-
To prove a lack of anti-Semitism
in postwar Austria, everyone cites
the local version of the "some of
my best friends" argument: the
long tenure of Bruno Kreisky as
Chancellor. In a more serious
vein, they point to Austria's gran-
ting shelter to Jewish DP's after
the Holocaust and to emigrants
from the USSR today, as well as
Vienna's efforts on behalf of
Israeli POW's in Arab countries.
Another frequently mentioned ex-
ample is a project to return
Jewish-owned art treasures robb-
ed by the Nazis; the period for
submitting claims ended in early
Unasked, many people I spoke
with professed their own sym-
pathy. "I, for one, feel no hatred
for Jews, and how can one be anti-
Semitic without hating?" said Dr.
Peter Pramberger at the Foreign
Ministry's Middle Eastern Affairs
Division. "We are very much in-
debted to all those Austrians who
up to the terrible years con-
tributed to Austrian culture and
science an*,; who were also
Jews. I personally feel that losing
the majority of them forever was
a great loss to Austria and will
take a long time to make up." A
young aide of Chancellor Vranit-
zky asked, in a similar vein: "How
could one be anti-Semitic in
Austria without betraying one's
own identity?" Dr. Heinz Kienzl,
who takes opinion polls for the
Socialists, reports no change in
the number of positive responses
to the question "Should we be
grateful to the Nazis for getting
rid of the Jews?" Both before and
after the Waldheim affair, only
three percent thought so. Or only
three percent admitted it.
Nonetheless, the Socialist ad-
ministration sensed a need,
following the Waldheim con-
troversy, to reassert a directive
for "political education" first pro-
mulgated in 1978 by then Educa-
tion Minister Fred Sinowatz
who later became chancellor and
resigned following Waldheim's
election. I was given a preview of
a new circular to all schools that
was about to be issued over the
signature of the present Minister,
Herbert Moritz. "We've em-
phasized," Moritz told me, "that
the ideologies of racism and anti-
Semitism go much farther back
here than Nazism, and that the
roots have to be fought against
whenever they crop up."
This seemingly self-
incriminating stress on pre-Nazi
anti-Semitism is widespread.
"How can I deny that there is
anti-Semitism in Austria," a rank-
ing information official told me,
"while we're walking along the
Karl Luegerring?" (Lueger, a
mayor of Vienna at the turn of the
century, was a pioneer of political
anti-Semitism.) It seems that
there is an eagerness to prove
that Austrian anti-Semitism, un-
palatable as it may be, is never-
theless of the conventional Euro-
pean kind, not the Satanic Nazi
On the other hand, the trend re-
mains to present Austria more as
a victim of Nazism than a partner.
Both Moritz's circular and
Austrian government information
play up the role of "tens of
thousands of Austrians" who took
part in the anti-Hitler resistance.
This too is no post-Waldheim
development. In the thick port-
folio of Federal Press Service
materials given to foreign guests,
the only brochure dealing entirely
with the war period is one about
the Austrian resistance, published
But at least the exhortations do
address the question of anti-
Semitism squarely enough. Dr.
Leopold Rettinger of the Educa-
tion Ministry, who is responsible
for implementation of the
Continued on Page 13
Within And Without
Friday, October 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
Editor's Note: Rabbi Kenneth R.
Berger granted the Jewish Fieri-
dian permission to print his Kol
Nidre (5747) sermon which he
delivered at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom on the eve of Yom Kippur.
The following are excerpts from
his sermon: "Terrorism From
Within And Without."
KENNETH R. BERGER
The clock still reads 9:17, and
on this Sabbath of Sabbaths, it has
still not moved even one minute
ahead, for it stopped ticking on
Sept. 6, the same Shabbat morn-
ing that the hearts of 21 Jews in
Instanbul stopped beating, vic-
tims of a horrendous terrorist at-
tack. They had come to their
synagogue, Neve Sholom, to pray.
It was for them to be their last
Shabbat so brutal, so senseless.
Neve Sholom literally
translated means "Oasis of
The Hazzan, who had been shot
15 times, had his prayer book
open to the Kaddish.
The terrorists sought no
hostages, made no political
demands, asked for no prisoner
exchange. They only sought to
murder as many people as they
Palestinian organizations which
took credit for the massacre, said
they did it to kill a little bit of
Israel. But, alas, the victims were
not Israelis, they were Jews. In
fact, living in Turkey, they never
had the luxury to flaunt their
Zionism publicly. They were most-
ly senior citizens whose greatest
joy was to Daven each Shabbat
But they were Jews, and
because of that, they became
targets, reminding us that we are
potential targets as well. It is
perhaps mere coincidence that the
number 21 is a significant Jewish
number. We are all the children of
our patriarchs, Avraham, Yit-
zhak, and Yaakov. When one con-
siders the first letter of each
Alef, Yud, Yud they add up to a
numerical value which equals 21.
It is all of us, the children of
Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov,
the collective Jewish people who
are the targets of these terrorists.
Members of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom met with the ADL
and police department to beef up
the security. In fact, synagogues
throughout the entire country
have all done the same. It seems
all unreal, but it is very real in this
crazy mixed-up world.
On this Kol Nidre eve, I want to
speak to you about terrorism.
There are two types external
and internal terrorism.
First, let us consider the
scourge of external terrorism.
The threat of terrorism has had a
profound effect upon the collec-
tive psyche of the Jewish DeoD.e
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and nowhere is this felt more than
for those living in the State of
Can anyone understand the feel-
ing of a Jew in Israel when he
walks along a street and sees a
package unattended? I heard of a
young flutist who went shopping
in the open market in Jerusalem;
while paying for the purchase, she
put down her flute case and left it
by mistake. When she got home,
she realized what she had done
and ran back to the market; but,
by that time it was too late.
Another customer had seen it and
asked the grocery man about it.
They called the police who came
and took it away. She ran to the
police station. Again, too late.
They had just taken it out to an
empty field and blown it up. You
see, such packages are potential
explosives designed to maim and
kill innocent civilians. So a $900
flute is blown up, just like that.
Moreover, there are no trash
cans on the streets of Tel Aviv.
Israelis are asked to put
Kleenexes, napkins, and popsicle
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Jewish Community Center
"If you vhUit- It's No Dream.
Mark your calendar for
Sunday, Nov. 16 Now! Our
beautiful new North Branch
facility of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will have its
opening ceremonies on that
day from 1-4.
An afternoon of fun and ex-
citement is in store for
everyone. The Jewish Com-
mmunity Center is dedicated
to providing services for in-
fants through Seniors
throughout the year. At our
gala Open House there will be
lots of previews of what our
new facility can offer every
age group. Just some of the
many activities that the whole
family can partake in will be
pre-school fun and games,
Youth and Tween activities,
enrichment class participation
and Work-Out America will be
getting us into shape.
A special first-time-ever
Camp-Re-Union will take place
on this same exciting day. All
campers and counsellors who
had a fabulous summer of 1986
are invited to the North
Branch JCC on the 16th to
greet old friends and
remember happy summer
days. Come and enjoy the
memories of the Summer of
1986, while getting excited for
the JCC Summer of 1987!!!
The Jewish Community
Center's Annual Book Fair
and Chanukah Gift Sale will be
held in conjunction with our
opening of our new JCC
Branch. There's something for
everyone, so bring the whole
"Mishpucha." You're all in-
vited to come out and be a part
of our Jewish Community
family. General chairpeople
for the North Branch Open
House nad Dedication
Ceremonies are Karen Berger,
Patty Kalish, Jerilyn
Goldsmith and Lee Tobin.
Don't miss a memorable
day in the History of the
Tampa Jewish Community
Center. Join us.
At the Tampa Theater Dec. 18,8p.m. Patrons,
$25, general admission, $10. Children 13 years
and under, $5. Senior adults and students, $8.
Sponsored by the Tampa JCC. Tickets may be
purchased at the JCC, the Tampa Theater, Con-
gregations Kol Ami, Rodeph Shalom and Shaarai
Zedek, or at the Hillel School.
We're So Happy and Proud
1986 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
In the Name and Memory of the 6,000,000
Synagogues gift shops
and Jewish organizations
interested in par-
ticipating at the
November 16 Book Fair
and Chanukah Gift Sale
please contact the JCC at
Check the new issue of the
Floridian to find out the ex-
citing enrichment classes that
will take place during our mini
2nd Home Themes Offered
Monday Sports; Tuesday
Arts and Crafts; Wednes-
day Drama; Thursday
Cooking; Friday Technical.
Monday Technical; Tues-
day Cooking; Wednesday
Sports; Thursday Drama;
North Branch themes began
in Full Oct. 1. Half Day rate
for these in Religious School or
with only half day needs, are
2nd Home openings are still
Piano Guitar Suzuki
Individual Instrument In-
struction. Beginners through
Advanced Children through
These lessons are available
at the Main Branch and the
North Branch. To set up your
instruction days and time
please call Ellen at the JCC.
Piano at the North and
South Branch with Beverly
Ballyk, a noteable profes-
sional. She is a member of the
Florida Orchestra and has
been playing piano for 13
She will be available for
lessons at the Main Branch
from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednes-
day and Friday. The North
Branch from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on
Fees for Vi hour lessons:
members, $8, non-members,
A new idea! Especially for
4th, 5th and 6th graders
Club "456" is a cool co-ed
club to join. Meets once or
twice per month on Thursday
evenings 5:30-7:30 p.m. Have
dinner and discuss topics of in-
terest and work on projects.
Sometimes we'll take a short
field trip, sometimes we'll play
on the computers, or go swim-
ming. It'll be great fun so
come on join the club the on-
ly club Club "456"!
Next "456" meeting
scheduled Oct. 30 at the North
Branch, Nov. 13 at the Main
We still need games for our
After School 2nd Home pro-
gram. If you have any games
in good condition, please call
Ellen Silverman with 2nd
Home at 872-4451.
Winter Sports and
Vacation Day Camp
Dec. 22, 1986-
Jan. 2, 1987
in next issue
The JCC continues to spon-
sor Scout programs.
Cup Scouts: All 1st through
4th graders that are interested
in this program need to con-
tact Ellen Silverman at the
Cub Scouts: We will be hav-
ing a Cub Scout orientation on
Oct. 21 at the North End and
Oct. 23 at the South End. Both
orientation programs are for
boys 1st through 4th grades
and will be held at 7:30 p.m. If
you have any questions, feel
free to contact the JCC.
Boy Scouts: If you are in-
terested in the outdoors, cam-
ping, nature and meeting new
friends. Join the JCC, Boy
Scout Troop No. 46. Please
feel free to call the Youth
Department for additional in-
formation. Fifth and Sixth
Grade boys. Troop meets on
Tuesdays from 7:30 until 9
p.m. at the JCC.
Daisy Troop (Kindergarten
girls): 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays.
Brownies: 3-4 p.m.
Wednesdays continuing sign
Hey all 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th
grade. We have a special treat
in store for you. On Sunday,
Nov. 16 from 7-9 p.m. Howard
Alan, famous D.J., will be ap-
pearing at the North Branch.
Cost is $3. Everyone is invited.
Lip Sine contest, dance con-
test. Prizes awarded to
For more information please
call Ellen at the Center. Don't
miss this one! Van service will
be provided for JCC South to
JCC North and back again.
Sixth, seven, eighth graders
Nov. 2 Dance, from 3-6
p.m., Sunday. Members, $2,
Lip Sine contest, dance,
prizes and refreshments.
from Main Branch.
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Mon-
day, 7-8:30 p.m. Members,
$10, non-members, $15. First
Aid training and accident
Teen functions are open to
all 10th through 12th graders.
These programs include social,
educational and recreational
activities. This year includes a
wide variety of all programs. If
you need any additional infor-
Friday, October 81, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
Jewish Community Center
mation, please feel free to call
the Teen Director.
Save This Date
Teen Fall Dance
in conjunction with JCC
The Teen Council serves as
an umbrella organization for
the various Tampa Youth
groups. It is made up of
representatives from each of
Tampa's Youth groups. One
representative from each
youth group must attend the
meetings. This group meets in
order to plan Community Teen
Next Teen Council Meeting:
Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Main Branch.
If you want to have a
great time .. .
Join the cast of "Fiddler on
the Hoof," the JCC Center
Stage Players Production.
Dancers and chorus singers
still needed! Find out what
happened to Tevye and his
friends and family after leav-
ing Annetekah arriving in
America! Rehearsals are 7:30
p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:30
a.m. on Sundays. Perfor-
mances are: Dec. 3, 6, and 7.
Presents Rabbi David
Rose speaking on "Making
Jewish Choices," Thursday,
Nov 20 at 1 p.m. at Kol Ami,
3919 Moran Road. Free to JCC
members, non-members $3.
Monday, Nov. 10,1:30 p.m.
Coping with Changes in
Memory. Changes in ability to
remember may occur as one
gets older. The problem may
be reversible or one that can
cause little change in your
lifestyle. Learn the facts about
coping. Speaker: Lillian Mid-
dleton. To be held at the
Fall Schedule 1986
Nov. 11: Dr. Marie
Esformes, Lectures on Jewish
Folklore, Kol Ami Social Hall,
Tuesday, 7 p.m. Donation $1.
Nov. 15: Sugar Babies
Showboajt Dinner Theatre.
Live. JCC Car pool. 6 p.m.
$24.50 limited. Reservation
Nov. 30: Picnic at Lettuce
Lake Park, Sunday meet at
JCC, 12:30 p.m. Car pool. Ad-
vanced reservations $5.
Dec. 3: "Fiddler on The Hoof
"Watch for announcements.
Dec. 9: Meeting at JCC.
Video film on Stress featuring
Sylvia Krone and her late hus-
band Irving Krone.
Dec. 18: Chassidic Festival
at Tampa Theatre plus dinner.
Details to be announced. Make
New Year's plans now be-
(Sign up now by calling
JCC office at 872-4451.)
Dr. Maria Esformes
Opens Fall Season
For Club Variety At
Dr. Maria Esformes, a
Sephardic Jewess, born in
Athens, Greece, will speak on
Jewish Folk Lore. A subject
she teaches at the University
of South Florida, under the
Department of Religious
Studies. She also teaches
Spanish and Greek.
Prior to her coming to USF,
Maria taught at Harvard
University and the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Esformes gathered her
numerous stories during ex-
tensive travels in Israel,
Greece and Spain. Don't miss
this exciting lecture, Nov. 11
at 7 p.m. at Kol Ami Social
Refreshments will be served.
Donations are $1.
Instructor: Andi Kaplan, is
now on Tuesdays All levels
taught Instruction from 8-9
p.m. Request dancing from
9-10 p.m. Good music, lively
dancing, excellent exercise!
JCC Apple Tree
Third Thursday each month
at 7:30 p.m. All ages. For fur-
ther information contact Dr.
Robert Goldstein, 875-2092.
Sponsored by the JCC foun-
dation is currently underway.
Contact any JCC Board
Member for more information.
Win a delux trip for two to
Israel for one week ... or a
Drawing at intermission dur-
ing the Chassidic Festival,
Provided to fit your level of
competency. Instructor: Liora
Doron. Classes in Hebrew
Conversation: North Branch.
Tuesday/Thursday; 10, 11, 12,
8-9:30 p.m., Tuesday/
$30 for Members Only!
Tennis Team Tuesday
3:15-5 p.m. Grades: 3-6th.
Members: $3.50/class, Non-
members: $5.25/class. Now
through the week of Nov. 28,
Creepy Crawlers 6
months-18 months, Tuesdays,
10:15-11 a.m. Members:
$5.25/class. Now through the
week of Nov. 28, North
day, 4:30-6 p.m., K-8th grade.
Members: Twice a week
$5.25/week, Once a week
Twice a week "57.90/week,
Once a week $5.o/week. Now
through the week of Nov. 28,
Open Basketball, Adults -
Monday and Wednesday, 6-9
p.m. Members: Free, Non-
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart
In memory of Dr. Robert
In memory of Dr. Gary Cass'
A speedy recovery to Dr. Joy
A speedy recovery to Ken
John and Nancy Shearer in
memory of Jane Kendricks
(Jan Wuliger's mother)
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Stern
In memory of Jan Wuliger's
In honor of Dick Eatroffs
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernstein
In honor of Dick Eatroff s
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Bercu
In memory of Max Troper
R.F. Mohl Donation
Marsha Berkowitz and
Joseph Braunstein in memory
of Blanche Braunstein
Audrey Mandel a profes-
sional librarian has joined the
JCC and Hillel Library staff.
Mrs. Mandel will be at our
library on Wednesdays and
Fridays from 10 a.m.-l:30 p.m.
If you are interested in
volunteering to assist Mrs.
Mandel, please contact the
JCC office to set up a time to
meet with her. Anyone who is
interested in being part of our
Library Committee please con-
tact the office immediately.
Audrey's background is in
Library Science. She
graduated from C.W. Post
where she earned her Masters.
She has been the Librarian for
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
for the last four years. Mrs.
Mandel has lived with her
family in the Tampa Bay area
for the past four years.
New In Tampa
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If You Know Her Rec
Senator Hawkins has written or sponsored many vital
pieces of legislation dealing with crucial Jewish
issues. She then spent her time and considerable
energy to making sure they were passed.
Are you aware of the true facts?
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
Senator Paula Hawkins was a co-sponsor of the Bill to move the American Embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Senator Paula Hawkins Introduced legislation to create a program for increased
broadcasting to Soviet Jews through Radio Maccabee. A modified form of this was
passed in the 1985 Foreign Aid Bill.
Senator Paula Hawkins hand delivered a petition to the Russian Embassy on behalf
of Soviet Jewry.
Senator Paula Hawkins opened the "PLO TERRORISM EXHIBIT" at the B'nai B'rith
Building in Washington.
Senator Paula Hawkins was a sponsor of a Senate resolution calling for the
International Red Cross to recognize the Magen David Adorn.
Senator Paula Hawkins is one of the five Senate members of the "Holocaust
Senator Paula Hawkins was the deciding vote in Committee to make sure that U.S.
aid to Israel never falls below Israel's annual debt repayment owed to the United
Senator Paula Hawkins was honored with Awards and endorsements from the
following major Jewish Organizations:
ISRAEL MEDAL OF PEACE
LION OF JUDAH
TREE OF LIFE AWARD
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
NATIONAL JEWISH COALITION
STATE OF ISRAEL BONDS.
Paula Hawkins' great committment to Jewish interests was illustrated
by her actions, when at political risk to herself she was critical of the
administration when she thought it necessary.
A FEW EXAMPLES:
She was highly critical of the Presidents visit to Bitburg.
She led the fight against military shipments to Jordan and
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Senator Paula Hawkins has been the most productive freshman Senator in I s
SHE HAS WRITTEN OR SPONSORED 32 BILLS OR AMENDMENTS WHICH HAVE BECOME H
S!rLT5lH THAT SENATR HAWKINS HAS AUTHORED AND SPONSORED
KNOW? VITAL LEGISLATION ON BEHALF OF SENIOR CITIZENS AND WOMEN
OLDER AMERICANS ACT
Inorder to keep.faith with Florida's senior citizens. Senator Hawkins authored a successful amendment to restore cost-of-irvinn
adjustments to Social Security recipients (in 1985). cosT-or-nving
JOBS TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT
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TAX CREDITS FOR DAY CARE
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YOUR GOOD FRIEND!
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has shown she has great
influence in the White House.
We need her continued influence
there on issues such as Soviet Jewry
and the Mid-East.
She will be an Important
influence In the Republican
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two more years.
NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ACKNOWLEDGE
SENATOR HAWKINS' VITAL ROLE ON BEHALF OF JEWISH
"Senator Paula Hawkins has been an Indispensable leader in the Senate for Jewish concerns. She has led the fight
in support of Jews worldwide and for the State of Israel. We must retain her leadersNp in the Senate as It is of vital
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MAX FISCHER Honorary Chairman, National Jewish Coalition
"Senator Paula Hawkins has been the hardest working Senator on Jewish Issues such as Israel. Soviet Jewry and the
Holocaust Memorial. It is of major importance to the Jewish community that she returns to the Senate for another
RUDY BOSCHWrrz US. Senator from Minnesota
' Whenever the Jewish community has had any issue of concern be It Soviet Jewry. Ethiopian Jewry or Israel. Paula
Hawkins has been there as a leader In the fight."
ARLEN SPECTER U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
"As a freshman Senator. Paula Hawkins voted against the sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia in spite of Intensive
pressures and has consistently opposed arms sales to States that refuse to make peace with Israel."
HERBERT D. KATZ Community and National Leader
"Thank you dear Senator for your friendship and understanding which you have demonstrated with so great a
MENACHEM BEGIN Former Prime Minister
is / as been the most
iterests in the Senate."
"Throughout her distinguished public life. Paula
Hawkins has proved herself a reliable opponent of all
forms of bigotry. Paula Hawkins appreciates the State
of Israel as a vigorous fellow-democracy and
important strategic ally." ____
Senator Hawkins Is warmly greeted by Prime Minister
Perez on one of her visits to Israel.
i i story.
IB HJBLIC LAW!
"Paula Hawkins was most Instrumental in winning Senate approval of appropriations for
Operation Moses. She proved to be a tough effective fighter."
RICHARD KRIEGER Head of U.S. Holocaust Council
HAT SENATOR HAWKINS HAS BEEN THE SENATE LEADER IN
HE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
ced< nd passed the Diplomacy Against Drugs Act which, for the first time. Inks U.S. foreign aid to drug
cW consumed In the United States are produced abroad. Senator Hawkins "***d ***u*
n al >oi to fight drugs at their source. Senator De Concini. Democrat, has caled this bW the most
in the fight against drugs.
- Jand advocacy of this measure resulted m a public taw that is the keystone to our nation's
tf* ogedy. Additional measures that she has sponsored established the National Center for Missing
3ndt eserved the Office of Juvenile Justice within the Justice Deportment.
1MB K ON CHILDREN, FAMILY, DRUGS ft ALCOHOLISM
, Set tor Hawkins has led a careful examination of numerous critical Federal programs and has sought
in d charging their public responsibilities. _________^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Some may tell you that Bob Graham will be
just as good as Paula on our issues. However,
Bob Graham's family owns and operates the
Washington Post a newspaper that has been
constantly critical of Israel and the U.S. Israel
relationship, a newspaper no Jew considers his
friend. Graham's obligations to Ns family and
sources of campaign financing means he can-
not be as loyal on Israel as Paula Hawkins. Her
voting record is 100% since she entered the
ce e Loyalty And Untiring Devotion in Support Of Jewish Interests.
the Jewish people, Paula has proven she is the one WE CAN TRUST!
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Brandeis Divests South African Holdings
WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA)
Brandeis University has
sold its stock in three U.S.
companies that were found not
to be in compliance with
university policies gover'iing
investments in firms doing
business in South Africa,
Brandeis President Evelyn E.
Handler has announced.
The three companies whose
stocks were sold are Reynolds
and Reynolds Company,
Schlumberger Ltd., and Union
Camp Corp. The total value of
the stocks is approximately
$200,000, about 6.5 percent of
the university's holdings in
companies doing business in
LONDON (JTA) Saudi
Arabia gave the PLO $28.5
million earlier this month, the
World Jewish Congress
reported. Announcement of
the transfer of the funds was
made in a statement from the
Saudi Press Agency in Riyadh,
monitored here by WJC
Rafiq Al-Natshah, the PLO
representative in Riyadh, said
that the sum represents Saudi
Arabia's annual contribution
to the PLO and was in accor-
dance with the resolution of
the Baghdad Arab summit
held in 1979. Natshah said,
"More than any other state
Saudi Arabia has fulfilled its
commitment to support the
PLO regularly and consistent-
ly, not only financially but also
politically and socially."
Soviet Jewry Life-
The Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith is asking you to send
telegrams to the Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev (The Kremlin,
Moscow, USSR), urging him to
allow five Jewish refuseniks suf-
fering from advanced cancer to
come to the West for treatment
and to be with their families.
The five patients are:
Dr. Benjamin Charney, 48, of ,
Moscow, who has skin cancer, a
tumor on his neck and a serious ',
heart condition. His brother, '
Leon, lives in Needham, Mass. |
Tatyana Bogomolny, 48, of
Moscow, who has breast cancer
and has undergone a radical
mastectomy. Her father, Ilya, and
sister, Natalya, live in San
Rimma Bravve, 31, of
Moscow, who has advanced
ovarian cancer. Her mother lives
in Rochester, N.Y.
Leah Maryasin, 61, of Riga,
who has several tumors. Her
daughter, Rita, lives in Israel.
Inna Meiman, 53, of Moscow,
who is married to human rights j
activist, Nahum Meiman. She has
a malignant tumor on her neck.
The treatment they need is not
available in the USSR. They might
live if allowed to depart without
Please send the ADL copies of
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The action is the result of a
new policy on South Africa-
related stocks adopted by the
university's Board of Trustees
this summer. The policy re-
Siires that companies in the
randeis portfolio with South
Africa operations subscribe to
the expanded Sullivan Prin-
ciples, which call for activities
beyond the workplace in
ameliorating the plight of
South African blacks.
The Board also voted to con-
sider full divestment in May,
1987 if significant reform of
South Africa's apartheid
policies has not occurred.
The Board's measures also
prohibit new investments in
companies not currently in the
university's endowment port-
folio that enter South Africa
after January 1, 1987. They
also continue the board's
policy of selling stock in com-
panies that do not earn the
highest performance ratings
under the Sullivan Principles,
to which Brandeis has
subscribed since 1977 in gover-
ning its South Africa-related
Following the Board's action
this summer, Handler sent let-
ters to all South Africa-related
companies in the university's
portfolio, asking for "substan-
tive details of the company's
active involvement, future
plans and commitment to en-
ding the system of apartheid in
"Most firms are in com-
Eliance with our policies," said
landler. "Those that ap-
peared not to be were subject
to further investigation. In the
case of two of those companies
whose stock had been purchas-
ed earlier this year, we could
not verify to our satisfaction
that they had signed the
Sullivan Principles. In the case
of the third firm, the universi-
ty treasurer asked our invest-
ment manager to double-check
its compliance with our
Klicies and new information
I to the sale of its stock."
The investment in
Schlumberger was reversed as
soon as the university officials
became aware of the holding,
Handler said. The Reynolds
and Reynolds stock was sold
because the university was
unable to verify that the com-
pany had signed the Sullivan
Principles even though the
company indicated that it had
applied to become a Sullivan
The investment managers
who purchased Union Camp
stock were unaware of the fact
that the company was doing
business in South Africa, she
said. Brandeis' new pro-
cedures governing South
caused the management firm Union Camp had purchased a
to recheck the company's British firm doing business in
holdings. They discovered South Africa thatliad not sign-
that, since their last check, ed the Sullivan Principles.
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Friday, October 31,1986/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
BetarA Zionist Youth Movement
By AMOS DORON
this article I wish to in-
duce Betar, a Zionist youth
iiovement, to the public.
Betar was formed in 1923, by
>'ev Jabotinsky, in order to
jreate a new type of Jew. A Jew
krho would be proud of his
heritage and himself.
Betar was the name of a famous
Fortress and town (near
Jerusalem) which was the last to
Fall in the war against the Romans
[n ancient Israel. It was command-
by the great ancient hero Bar
The name Betar also consists of
lie abbreviation of the full name
I Brit Yosef Trumpeldor which
(means the covenant of Yosef
[Trumpeldor. The great modern
Jewish hero Yosef Trumpeldor,
I who fought and died in Tel-Chai
| (upper Galilee) in 1920.
The movement was born in a
time of crisis for the general
Zionist Organization, which had to
[ determine and define its aims.
Betar consisted of young people
willing to grasp the flame of Zion,
and was the first ideological youth
movement to understand the na-
tional ideas of Jabotinsky, which
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were necessary to free the new
generation of all the old fashioned
opinions and thoughts.
Betar is a universal youth move-
ment with its headquarters in
The aim of Betar is to redeem
the Jewish nation; to revive its
state and civilization; whose
language shall be Hebrew, its
soul, the Bible, its order, freedom
and social justice. Betar strives to
make every Jew know why he is a
Jew and what it means. A Jew
must be proud of his heritage but
must also make himself worthy of
Getting acquainted with the
Jewish people, their history and
Being an active member of the
Being prepared to defend his
rights as a Jew, and the rights of
the Jews and Israel as a whole.
Behaving with justice and
kindness to all people at all times.
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only an educational Jewish youth
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Jewish people, Hebrew, sports,
dancing games, etc. Betar
respects the Jewish religion and
tradition and keeps Shabbat and
Kashrut. The following are among
the aims and ideas of Betar:
The creation of a Jewish state
and having a Jewish majority in
The ingathering of the exiles
Aliya Shleimut Ha-am.
The development of a state that
would act as an example to the
Spreading the Hebrew that
should be learned and spoken by
all Jews, as a vital link in the chain
of Jewish national identity.
According to the philosophy of
Betar the individual is supreme
and his freedom is the ultimate
desire. Since the individual is
supreme, controls on the in-
dividual (by other individuals and
by the state) must be minimized,
while the freedom of all in-
dividuals must be made as great
as possible. This involves the prin-
ciples of Hedar and social justice.
One of the central features in
Betar ideology is Hadar. Ze'ev
Jabotinsky Rosh Betar defined
"Hadar is a Hebrew word which
is with difficulty translated into
another language, it combines
various conceptions such as out-
ward beauty, respect, self-esteem,
politeness, faithfulness and loyal-
ty, it covers cleanliness and tact
and quiet speech. Haddar consists
of a thousnad trifles, which collec-
tively form every day life. More
important by far is the moral
Hadar; you must be generous if no
question of principle is involved.
Every word of yours must be a
word of honor and the latter is
mightier than steel.
Social justice results from the
ideas of Hadar and individual
Freedom to society and the state.
The state must supply minimum
requirements and cater for the
basic needs of all.
According to the philosophy of
Betar, there are five necessities,
wich every man must have. They
are called the five "mems":
Mazon (food) We must make
sure that there is enough food for
Malbush (clothing) People
must have adequate clothing.
Every man must be educated.
Marpeh (medicine) Everyone
must have medical attention even
though he is not able to pay for it.
Maon (housing) Poor people
must be provided with shelter; a
house where they and their family
Beyond this minimum each man
must develop to the best of his
ability and his own sphere. Thus
the duties of the state involves the
protection of and service to the in-
dividual. Since the individual is
supreme the state serves the in-
dividual and not vice-versa.
This year Tampa Betar is plann-
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activities. Our highlight for the
Winter Season will be the
Chanukah overnight camp to be
held Dec. 22-25.
The program will be designed to
meet the interest and demands of
students 5th grade and above. A
separate program for high school
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Ben-Gurion and The Negev
Dan Kurzman is the author of
"Ben-Gurion: Prophet of Fire,"
winner of the National Jewish
Book Award for Biograpy. He also
wrote "Genesis 19U8" and "The
Bravest Battle: The t8 Days of the
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising." His
latest book, "Day of the Bomb:
Countdown to Hiroshima," will
shortly be published in paperback.
He is now working on a book about
the gas tragedy in Bhopal, India.
NOTE: Oct. 16 marked the 100th
anniversary of the birth of David
By DAN KURZMAN
One day in January, 1968,
David Ben-Gurion, the founder
and first Prime Minister of Israel,
answered the phone and turned
pale as he heard the news his
wife Paula had died in the
"Amos," he said to his son after
putting down the phone, "let's
find a place to bury your mother."
They drove from their cottage
in the Negev kibbutz of Sde Boker
to the sandy crest of a hill and ex-
plored the surrounding barren-
ness, cratered and crystalline,
that sloped down into a plateau
and rolled in amber splendor to an
almost invisible horizon.
"Here!" said Ben-Gurion, poin-
ting to a spot that overlooked a
breathtaking glare of desert and
sky. And when Amos proposed
another place, the father pro-
tested, "Who's going to lie here,
you or me?"
Yes, from here he and Paula
would watch the Negev turn
green and listen to the hum of fac-
tories grinding out goods for the
markets of the world. And
perhaps their graves would at-
tract more pioneers to the desert,
boys and girls who would make his
vision come true.
The Negev is a reminder of the
pioneer days when brave young
men and women, among them
Ben-Gurion himself, moved into
the wilderness to build a nation
with their bare hands. A reminder
of how a man can fulfill his destiny
even when the odds seem over-
whelming. If the Jews could turn
the Negev into a garden of plenty,
Ben-Gurion felt, Israel could turn
the world into a paradise of peace.
The Negev, in his view, could
help to banish war by showing the
world how to banish the fuel of
war. Desert crops could end
hunger; desert industries could
end unemployment; desert
spiritual values could end envy.
Science and the prophetic
teachings would thus combine to
yield everlasting peace.
This was the dream obsessing
Ben-Gurion when he moved to the
Negev in 1963. "Follow me!" he
cried. But few did. But if such
resistance would have disap-
pointed Ben-Gurion, it would not
have surprised him. After all,
even Paula had resisted. They
were moving to the desert? The
prime minister and his wife living
Ben-Gurion tried to calm her.
He was spiritually exhausted, a
victim of routine, and only in the
wildereness could he renew his
vigor and refresh his vision. Was
he a prophet or simply a politi-
cian? Did not Abraham pitch his
tent in the Negev? Did not God
pass the Ten Commandments to
Moses in the Sinai? Did not Elijah
and Jeremiah leave their unruly
people to seek in solitude commu-
nion with God?
When Paula still resisted, Ben-
Gurion suggested that he go
alone. He would return to Tel
Aviv every weekend to see her.
Was he meshuga (crazy)? How
could he survive in the desert
without her? Someone had to
wash his shirts and protect him
against the snakes and people who
might drop in. And so Paula went,
though she would greet visitors
with the salutation: "Welcome to
Even the strategic motive for
settling in h-e-1-1 is now lacking.
Ben-Gurion hoped that a built-up
Negev would constitute a barrier
to Egyptian aggression. But since
the Camp David accords, the
danger of such aggression has
And in any case, the funds for
large-scale development of the
Negev are sorely lacking, with
most settlement money in the last
several years having been funnell-
ed into the West Bank by Likud
The irony would have been
crushing to Ben-Gurion, who op-
posed massive settlement in the
West Bank almost as passionately
as he sought such settlement in
the Negev, since he wanted to
place most of this largely Arab-
populated area under Jordan's
control as part of a peace agree-
ment. How could Israel be a
Jewish state if it embraced so
many Arabs? he asked. How could
it be a democratic state if it
deprived these Arabs of full
political rights as Israelis?
But despite such setbacks, Ben-
Gurion (if he were alive today)
would not lose hope for the
Negev; he believed in miracles.
After all, wasn't it a miracle that
Israel embraced the Negev in the
first place? Under the original
United Nations Palestine parti-
tion plan, the Negev was to go to
the Arabs until Chaim Weiz-
mann, who would become Israel's
first president, persuaded Presi-
dent Truman at a dramatic last-
minute meeting, to support the
Jews' claim to most of it.
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Then, in the last battle of the
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Gurion himself cautioned against
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fighters, tearing off their grimy
clothing as they ran, raced to the
beach and dived naked into the
welcoming glassy Gulf of Eilat
where Solomon's ships had once
sailed laden with gold from Ophir.
All the Negev now belonged to
So now there could be another
miracle. And it would most likely
be performed by the center of
learning Ben-Gurion launched in
the desert Ben-Gurion Univer-
sity of the Negev.
A gleaming magic city rising out
of the wilderness, the university
offers courses to a student body of
nearly 6,000 in the humanities,
social sciences, natural sciences,
and engineering sciences, and
even boasts a medical school call-
ed the Center of Health Sciences
that helps to design and coor-
dinate the health services of the
whole Negev. Ben-Gurion would
be delighted to know that the in-
stitution has the highest propor-
tion of Sephardic students at any
The underlying aim of Ben-
Gurion University is to marshal
the resources of science and
technology to unlock the
mysteries of desert life. Resear-
chers are seeking new ways to
quench the thirst of bone-dry land,
to grow plants and crops suitable
to the climate, to raise livestock
under arid conditions. The poten-
tial of the desert remains largely
unexplored, but the present
research is almost certain to yield
dramatic results in the coming
years, and is even now being
translated into practice in some
Third World nations.
And American friends of Israel
will share in the glory. Their
financial contributions have been
substantial. The major donors to
the university's Ben-Gurion
Centennial Endowment Fund will
be remembered for posterity
when the Centennial Fellows Wall
of Honor is dedicated near Ben-
Gurion's final resting place on
December 8, Ben-Gurion Day.
Nor will young Americans be
forgotten. About 50 arrive at the
university weeklky to study and
join in field trips where they learn
about man's relationship to the
desert. Many will eventually help
in the research.
Ben-Gurion's dream is thus still
alive. And in many developing na-
tions, especially in Africa, where
arid land is a blight, hunger and
starvation may ultimately be
eliminated by the light emanating
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PLO: At Home in Washington
At a time when the United
States is urging action against
international terrorism, the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion (PLO) continues to
operate an office in the na-
tion's capital. But
toward the PLO may be runn-
ing out as Congress and the
Justice Department in-
vestigate the Palestine Infor-
mation Office's (PIO)
In documents filed with the
Justice Department, the infor-
mation office states that it is
wholly supported by the PLO.
Last year, the PIO received
$280,000 from the PLO to "br-
ing the views of the Palesti-
nian people... to the atten-
tion of the American people as
well as to government officials
throughout the U.S."
The office disseminates
publications, arranges speak-
ing tours and meets with
foreign diplomats, mostly from
Arab and East European coun-
tries. Last year, PIO staff
members conducted their first
meetings with Congressmen
on Capitol Hill.
A State Department
spokesman defended the
operation of the PIO office
saying that it may engage in
diplomatic activity as long as it
is registered as a foreign agent
and staffed by permanent
residents of the United States.
The same activities, performed
by non-U.S. residents working
as diplomats, would be illegal
since the United States does
not recognize the PLO.
The Senate recently adopted
a measure introduced by Sen.
Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.)
directing the Justice Depart-
ment to investigate whether
the PIO is in full compliance
with the Foreign Agents
Registration Act (FARA).
Although the office has been
open since 1978, the Justice
Department, which oversees
the activities of foreign agents
in the United States, has never
conducted an on-site evalua-
tion of the PIO's activities.
Speaking to the Conference
of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions recently, Attorney
General Edwin Meese reveal-
Continued from Page 4
"political education" plan, wrote
some rather explicit language into
Minister Moritz's new circular.
"The past year's developments
point up the necessity of indepen-
dent thought and self-
understanding as our National
Day (Oct. 26) draws near. While
the national consensus has over-
come the recent controversies,
and it would seem that all has set-
tled down, it is important to rein-
force young people's trust in a
democratic and humanistic
system." Teachers were in-
structed, therefore, to assign
their students research projects in
recent history, "and especially to
ensure that every one of them be
well informed about the critical
moments at the end of the First
Republic (that is, about the
Anschluss). They must know what
wrongs were caused to the world
and to Austria by Fascism, what
horrendous proportions were
reached by Fascist barbarity. It is
essential that they understand
that democratic society can exist
only with a guarantee of tolera-
tion and protection against anti-
Semitism, xenophobia and
persecution of minorities."
The directives are fine, I said,
but are the teachers keen to imple-
ment them? And how are they sit-
ting with parents and grand-
parents? "Well," answered Dr.
Rettinger, "The generation of
grandparents is dying out. The
parent's generation never had an
opportunity for dialogue on those
matters they are the silent
generation. So we're dealing with
a young generation that comes
from home absolutely unequipped
even to discuss the past, and it all
depends on what they get in the
schools. But it's a very open and
receptive generation, and even
the parents, according to our
reports, are reacting positively to
this program. So I'm optimistic."
Minister Moritz shares this feel-
ing and, like so many other
leaders, considers the main pro-
blem to be one of perceptions
abroad: "while I don't think the
campaign was a historic turning
point in the Austrian national con-
sciousness, I think attitudes today
are more open and critical than a
few years ago. Our youth,
especially, now rejects racism."
Which would indeed be en--
couraging had not all my other
interlocutors in Waldheim's
Austria started out by maintain-
ing that their country had no real
problem of anti-Semitism at all.
Last June, former UN
Waldheim was elected President of
Austria despite revelations of his
service with a German unit that
committed atrocities in the
Balkans during World War II. Gi-
deon Remez, Political and Foreign
Editor of Kol Israel, recently
visited Austria to see how it was
living with the Waldheim
ed that the Justice Depart-
ment already has begun to look
into charges that the PIO
might be engaged in activities
for which it is not registered.
Should the investigation
reveal that the PIO is acting in
violation of FARA, its con-
tinued operation would be call-
ed into question.
The renewed interest in the
PIO follows two hearings con-
ducted earlier this year by the
Senate Subcommittee on
Security and Terrorism. Sub-
committee Chairman Sen.
Jeremiah Denton (R., Ala.)
called the sessions to examine
the role of Yasir Arafat and
the PLO in international ter-
rorism and to explore how the
United States can respond.
In his opening remarks, Den-
ton decried the PLO's "cult of
righteous violence" and asked
committee members to assess
how Arafat can be made ac-
countable for his actions
through the "full weight" of
U.S. resources and interna-
Throughout the hearing,
Denton called for tighter con-
trol of PLO activity in the
United States in order to pre-
vent the terrorist organization
from "building a terrorist in-
frastructure and expanding
their propaganda machine
within this country." A Justice
Department witness said he
could not assure the commit-
tee that "any and all (PIO of-
fice) activities are legal."
Testifying before the com-
mittee, Lautenberg expressed
bis concern that the PIO office
in Washington might be used
as a base for terrorism and
urged that it be registered
under the Voorhis Act, a
statute applied to organiza-
tions which engage in civilian
military activity and advocate
the violent overthrow of a
government. The act would re-
quire the PLO to disclose the
full extent of its operations
and funding. Citing reports
that the PLO offices in Europe
have been used in planning ter-
rorist attacks, Lautenberg
said: "The fear that this
Washington office could be us-
ed as a base for terror is not
farfetched ... We should not
take that chance."
(Near East Report)
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Prof. Eleazar Rachmilewitz
As a service to our community,
the Tampa Chapter of Hadassah
will offer a medical education pro-
gram featuring a prominent
medical expert and current
researcher in the field of
Hematology diseases of the
blood. The session which is open
to interested members of the com-
munity will be held in the Library
of the Jewish Community Center
on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10-11
Dr. Eleazer Rachmilewitz, head
of the Hamatology Department of
the Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion in Israel has had over 170
research papers published on a
variety of topics in Hematology.
Ailments treated in Hematology
include leukemia, lymphoma,
anemias, immune deficiency
disorders, polycythemia and
During his brief tour of our area
sponsored by the Mediscope pro-
gram of Hadassah, Dr.
Rachmilewitz will be meeting with
doctors of relevant specialties at
All Children's Hospital in St.
Petersburg and Morton Plant
Hospital in Clearwater, and will
be a featured speaker at several
luncheons and meetings.
To Be In Procession To Honor
Jewish Theological Seminary
Academic And Spiritual
Diana Siegal, a past president
of Rodeph Sholom sisterhood and
currently the Special Gifts chair-
man for the 1987 Torah Fund
campaign, is also the vice presi-
dent for Torah Fund of the
Florida Board for Women's
League for Conservative Judaism.
At the National Conference in
New York, she will be installed as
a member of the National Board.
Prior to that conference, the
Chancellor of the Seminary has
requested that Diana march in the
procession for the Convocation
and Awards Ceremony in Miami
Beach on Nov. 9.
Adult Education Series
The Adult Education Commit-
tee is pleased to announce the
November programming, which
promises to be both intellectually
and emotionally stimulating. This
new four-part series will feature
Rabbi Berger and Dr. Anschel
Weiss presenting alternative
views of our last great piece of
Wisdom Literature, Ecclesiastes
Rabbi Berger will use Harold
Kushner's latest book, When
Everything You've Always
Wanted Isn't Enough, in conjunc-
tion with the Biblical text. Dr.
Weiss will analyze the text itself,
but from a different perspective.
The four lecture-discussions, the
first two of which will be
presented by Rabbi Berger and
the last two by Dr. Weiss, will be
held from 10-11 a.m. (subject to
early dismissal if the Rabbi so
needs) on the following Sunday
mornings: Nov. 9 and 16, Dec. 7
Please try to attend all four ses-
sions and support our efforts to
provide excellent adult education
TEMPLE AHA VAT SHALOM
The Temple Ahavat Shalom
Jewish Singles invites you to join
them on Monday, Nov. 3, at the
Clearwater Cinema 'n Drafthouse
(1925 US 19 N) for a movie (to be
announced at a later date) and
then stay to watch Monday night
football on one of the biggest
screens in town! Subs, salads, and
sandwiches are available from
$3-$10. Admission is $2 for the
movie; the football game is free!
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
OF JEWISH WOMEN
Joins With Channel 10
NCJW and Channel 10 invite
you to come and participate as
they join hands in a new and ex-
citing adventure in community
service. Channel 10 has invited
Tampa Section of NCJW to chair
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its new community service project
an extension of the type of con-
cerned response exhibited in AC-
TION LINE. We will be manning
the phones with information for
residents of the viewing area in-
formation about health agencies,
schools, consumer agencies, the
arts any questions a person
might be having trouble getting
On Wednesday, Nov. 12 we will
go as guests of Channel 10 to tour
the station, watch the news in pro-
gress and have lunch in the
newsroom with news director Ken
Middleton and staff. Please join us
we will meet in the lobby of
Channel 10 at 11:45 a.m. (if you
would like to carpool, meet in the
parking lot of Temple Schaarai
Zedek at 11 a.m. RSVP by Nov. 5
to Sylvia Krone 232-2091 -
anyone interested in NCJW and
this project is most welcome to
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
Auxiliary No. 373
Fran Ehrenpreis, president,
Gulf Coast Counties Council,
Ladies Auxiliary, Jewish War
Veterans of the USA, and Ruth
Eiseman, past president of the
Gulf Coast Counties Council, will
be guests at the meeting of the
Albert Aronovitz Auxiliary No.
373, Jewish War Veterans, on
Sunday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., at the
Jewish Community Center.
Eiseman will conduct a Leader-
ship Workshop and Ehrenpreis
will report on plans for the visit of
Donna Green, president of the Na-
tional Ladies Auxiliary, Jewish
War Veterans of the USA.
Donna Green will pay an official
visit to the Gulf Coast on Dec. 9.
She will be accompanied by Ceil
Steinberg, national senior vice
president. Green will tour Bay
Pines Veterans Hospital and be
the honored guest at a luncheon to
take place at the Wine Cellar
The Temple-wide Semi-annual
Blood Drive will be held on Nov.
16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
call 935-5716 to schedule a time
for your donation.
Monte Carlo Night
Second Annual "Monte Carlo
Night" will be on Nov. 15, at the
Ashley Plaza Hotel. There will be
food, fun, music and prizes. For
information call 961-6825 or
By GAIL H. OSNOS
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Travel Agents International
whose owners are Fran and Al
Frank. Opening its doors for
business on Sept. 2, Travel
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franchise system with more than
200 agencies covering 33 states.
The agency's specialties are
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prices with more than a hundred
sailings between October and
June. They also have a lowest air
fare guarantee. A unique service
of Travel Agents International is
their twenty-four hour, seven-day
Lost Luggage Tracking Service.
For more information on these
services call Melissa Roberson,
Servicing both leisure and cor-
porate accounts Fran, Al, or
Melissa will spend undivided time
with any potential client. Travel
Agents International is located
in the Landmark Plaza. The phone
number is 960-1962.
Hillel School's Jan Wuliger and Laurie Hanan.
Round-up "Gift Of Gold"
Members of the Parents'
Association of the Hillel School of
Tampa are hard at work on
preparations for the 1986 Gift of
Gold, to be held Saturday evening,
Nov. 22 at the Tampa Airport
Co-chairpersons Jan Wuliger
and Laurie Hanan have planned a
fun-filled Country Western Hoe-
Down to celebrate the culmination
of the fundraising project. The
Gift of Gold is Hillel's oldest pro-
ject and an essential source of sup-
port for educational programs at
the Jewish day school.
The event will feature a Kosher
chuckwagon buffet dinner and
sqrare dancing led by a profes-
sional caller who will teach the
basics to all inexperienced
cowhands. Hats, boots, and
creative western dress are strong-
ly encouraged. Everyone will be
awaiting the awarding of three
grand prizes as a special highlight
of the evening. Many other in-
teresting gifts will also be
A donation of $100 may be made
by an individual or shared by
groups of any size. Tickets and ad-
ditional information are available
from board members, parents,
and the school office (875-8287).
"The support that the community
has shown for the Gift of Gold
over the years has been very
gratifying. Jan and I are really op-
timistic that this year's project
will match or surpass previous
successful efforts," Laurie said.
The Country Western Hoe-
Down will begin at 7:30 p.m. Din-
ner reservations at $18 per person
can be made by calling 879-9723
2001 Swann Avenue 261-4216 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday. 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:80 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
CONGREGATION EOL AMI
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Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM CaaaanaU.i
2713 Bayabore Boulevard 887-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hanan Wilham
Hauben Servicea: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 am. Daily: Minyan, 7:16.
CONGREGATION SCHAARAI ZEDEK I
8808 Swann Avenue 876-2877 Rabbi Richard J. BirnhoU. Rabbi Joan Gtaaar
Father Servicea: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 ajn.
CONGREGATION RAI8 TE FFILAH Ortkata
8418 Handy Road No. 108 Rabbi Yoeai Dobrowaki 963-2876
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 ajn.
NORTH TAMPA REFORM JEWISH ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 817, Tampa, Fla. 88618. 961-7622. Congraganta officiating, Vikki Silver-
man, Cantor. Service* at 8 p.m., first and third Friday of each month, Maaonic Com-
munity Lodge, 402 W. Watara Are. (at Ota).
P.O. Box 271167. Rabbi Yoarie Dobrowaki. Executive Director. 968-2817.
CHABAD HOUSE JEWISH STUDENT CENTER
18801 N. 87th St No. 1114. Rabbi Dovid Modrin, Program Coordinator. 971-6284.
Friday night Services one half hour after aunaet. Tuesday night linn at 8 p.m.
B'NAI B'RITH HILLEL FOUNDATION at U.8.F./U.T./H.C.C.
I U.8.F.-CTR 2882 Tampa 88620 9724488. Servicea and Onag Shabbat Friday
evening 7 p.m. Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:80 a.m.
, JEWISH CONGREGATION OF SUN Cmr CENTER
634-9162, United Community Church, 1601 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center, Ser-
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RECON8TRUCT10NI8T COMMUNITY CHAVURAH
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Challenging the 'New Christian Right'
Friday, October 31, imrm^rish^oridizn
ridian of Tampa Page 15
RICHMOND, Va. Rabbi
Marc H. Tanenbaum, Director
of International Relations of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, told a group of distinguish-
ed clergymen educators and
lawyers that the "New Chris-
tian Right" campaign to Chris-
tianize America and to
establish a Christian republic
was "an ideologically
dangerous myth for American
democracy which must not go
Rabbi Tanenbaum spoke at
the National Conference for
Religious Freedom at the
Jefferson-Sheraton Hotel in
Richmond. The two-day con-
ference, part of a year-long
celebration of the bicentennial
of the Virginia Statute for
Religious Freedom, is spon-
sored by the Citizens to Com-
memorate the Statute for
"Much of the present 'New
Right' public discussion of
issues seems to be characteriz-
ed by that traditional scenario
of political conflict between
the 'children of light' and the
'children of darkness,' Rabbi
Tanenba "* 0
There is too much
demonology in the current
discussion, which appears to
consign political candidates to
being demolished as "satanic,"
he added, with secular
humanists standing at the side
"One has a sense that some
New Right' advocates
perceive America as if it were
a vast camp revival meeting,"
Rabbi Tanenbaum stated,
"whose characteristic method
was to plunge into anguish the
sinner over the state of his
soul, then bring about a confes-
sion of faith by oversimplifying
the decision as a choice bet-
ween a clear good and an ob-
Observing that some "New
Christian Right" spokesmen
have asserted or implied that
"the Founding Fathers" of our
nation perceived America as
"a Christian Republic," Rabbi
Tanenbaum said that such
Franklin, Thomas Jefferson,
James Madison, and others
stood and fought for.
The campaign by some
members of the "New Chris-
tian Right" to elect "born-
again Christians" to public of-
fice "is anathema to
democracy stands for," Rabbi
Tanenbaum stated. "It
violates Article 6 of the United
States Constitution, which for-
bids the exercise of 'a religious
test' for any citizen running
for public office. The American
people must repudiate that
anti-democratic practice. Can-
didates must continue to be
judged on the basis of their
competence, their integrity,
and their commitment to the
common welfare. That is the
The American Jewish Com-
mittee is this country's pioneer
human relations organization.
Founded in 1906, it combats
bigotry, protects the civil and
religious rights of people here
and abroad, and advances the
cause of improved human rela-
tions for all people
Terrorists Arrested for
Western Wall Attack
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Police announced last week
the arrests of three members
of a "terrorist squad" respon-
sible for the grenade attack on
Israeli soldiers and their
families in the Old City in
which one man was killed and
69 soldiers and civilians were
The suspects were described
as members of an extremist
group known as the Islamic
Jihad (Holy War), all in their
20's. Further identification
was withheld by court order.
Two of them, residents of
Silwan village on the outskirts
of Jerusalem, were apprehend-
ed within 24 hours of the at-
tack. The third, who lives in
the nearby village of Abu Tor,
was taken into custody the
next morning. They were ar-
raigned in magistrates court
and remanded in custody for
POLICE SOURCES said
the investigation is continuing,
and other arrests are possible.
According to a police state-
ment, the suspects were
recruited in Jordan in 1985 by
agents of El Fatah, the ter-
rorist arm of the Palestine
Liberation Organization. The
sources said they had planned
for nearly two years to carry
out a major assault in
The soldiers and their
families, attacked following a
swearing-in ceremony for
Israel Defense Force recruits
at the Western Wall, were a
target of opportunity, security
It was believed earlier that
the soldiers had been a
premeditated target which
would have indicated new and
bolder terrorist tactics. Armed
IDF personnel are usually
avoided by terrorists who con-
centrate on civilian targets.
The police statement said
the arrests were made by
security forces in cooperation
with the police and that "In
the course of the investigation,
weapons and combat materiel
that were in the squad's
possession were handed over
to the authorities."
Friday, October SI
CudieUgktfBf time 5:27 p.m.
JCC Travel Cruise Event
Saturday, November 1
National Council Jewish Women Fundraiser
Saadsy, November 2
Tune in "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.6-FM 11 a.m.1
CC Tween Fall Tennis Tourney
9:80 s.m. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary General
1:30 p.m. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Game Day
1:30 p.m. Kol Ami Boneem
7 p.m. Kol Ami Kadima and USY
Moaday, November t
10 am. Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Board and General
7:30 p.m. Brandeis Women Jewish Short Stories
7:30 p.m. Jewish Towers Residents Association Member-
Taesday, November 4
9:30 am. ORT/Bay Horizons meeting
noon Tampa Jewish Federation/Women's Division Board
8 p.m. Hadassah/Ameet Board meeting
8 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Board meeting
Jewish Community Food Bsnk
10 am. National Council Jewish Women General meeUng
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
Kol Ami Spaghetti Dinner
Kol Ami Sisterhood Board meeting
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Board meeting
Tharsday. November 6
10 a.m. Brandeis Women Board meeting .
10 am. Tampa Jewish Federation/Women's Division
Friday, November 7
CaudleligBting time 5:22 p.m.
Schaarai Zedek/UAHC Regional Biennial Convention
USY Convention at Kol Ami
Florida State JCC Conference
8 p.m. North Tampa Reform Jewish Association ORT
Saturday, November 8
Menorah Manor Guild Gala
Sunday, November amm
Tunein "The Sunday Simcha" WMNF 88.6-FM 11 a.m.1
2 p.m. JCC Tween Event
Mmway, November 10
12:15 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Executive Committee
180 p.m. Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Board meeting
7:80 p.m. Hadaasah/Ameet Study Group
Taeaday. November 11
JCC Vacation Day Program >___. ...
6 p m. Tampa Jewish Federation^ and P Board meeting
6-80 p nTiSMni Zedek Brotherhood Dinner meeting
7:30 p.m. Brandeis Women Psrenting Study Group
7-30 p.m. Hillel School Board meeting
g p.m. Kol Ami Men's Club meeting
Wednesday, November 12
Jewish Community Food Bank
10:30 a.m. Hadasssh/Tsmpa Chapter
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
4:45 p.m. Tampa Jewish Family Service Executive Com-
mittee meeting ...... .
7:30 p.m. Jewish Women for Jewish Survival
Tharsday. November 13
10 a.m. Brandeis Women Literature Study Group
7:50 p.m. Kol Ami Board meeting
Friday, November 14
CaadleHghtig time 5:18 p.m.
7-30 p m. Kol Ami New Member Shabbat
730 p.m. Kol Ami/Jewish Towers Youth Service
David Lanes, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Gerald Lanes, will be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at
Congregation Kol Ami. Rabbi H.
David Rose and Cantor Sam Isaak
David is a graduate of Kol Ami
Religious School. He attends Ben
Hill Junior High School and the
TIP Summer Program at Duke
In honor of the occasion the Fri-
day evening Oneg Shabbat will be
sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Steven
Specter, Mr. and Mrs. Steven
Weits, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Komin-
sky, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hyman,
and Dr. and Mrs. Sam Weinstein.
Following the Saturday services
a luncheon for out of town family
and friends will be hosted by Dr.
and Mrs. Lanes at their home and
Saturday evening there will be a
dinner party at the Tampa Air-
port Marriott. David's grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Yorke will host a brunch Sunday
morning for out of town family
Special guests and relatives
from Chicago include grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Yorke, aunt Adrian and uncle
Marc and cousins, Andrew and
Todd Blumberg, aunt Caryn
Yorke, great-aunt Ann and great-
uncle Al. cousins Ann Traeger and
Fay Sobel. From Cleveland, Ohio,
aunt Lois, uncle Bob, cousins,
Lisa, Cheryl and Scott. Cousins
Mary Ann and Amie Ottinger will
be coming from Seabrook,
Debora Latifa Bobo, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bobo, will be
called to the Torah as a Bat Mitz-
vah on Friday, November 7, at 8
p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at
10 a.m. at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom. Rabbi Kenneth Berger
and Cantor William Hauben will
The celebrant is a student in the
Rodeph Sholom Religious School
and a vice president of Kadima.
Debora attends 8th Grade at the
Academy of the Holy Names.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobo will host the
Kiddush following the services in
honor of the occasion and a recep-
tion Saturday evening at Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom.
Special guests will include Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Cohen of Macon,
Georgia; Dr. and Mrs. Max Cohen,
Benji and Sandy, Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Brown and Ricky of Atlanta;
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nadler, Mr.
Larry Nadler of Livingston, New
Jersey; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosen-
thai of Hollywood, Florida; Miss
Sheryl Rosenthal, Hope and Ralph
Breslaw, Gary Lesnick of
Gainesville; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Breslaw and Alan of Miami; and
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baruch and
Valrie of Jacksonville.
Manuel Aronovitz Passes
Manuel Aronovits, 93, of Tam-
pa, died Saturday, October 18,
1986 in St. Petersburg. He had
contributed more than 67 years of
dedicated service to Tampa and
the Jewish community. During
that time he received over 78
awards and honors for serving the
community locally, nationally and
internationally. In 1965 he was
elected the outstanding man of
the Tampa Jewish Community.
He was a founding member of
Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Aronovits immigrated to the
United States from Roumania and
lived in Tampa since 1914. He was
a retired insurance and real estate
Aronovits was a member of
Congregation Rodeph Sholom,
Jewish Community Center,
Jewish War Veterans, Scottish
Rite of Tampa, American Legion,
DAVM Zionist Organisation of
America, and B'nai B'rith.
He is survived by two sons, Mar-
vin and Bernard, of Tampa; a
sister, Tova Avrahami of Israel;
five grandchidlren, and two great-
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sticks in their pockets until they
get home. You see, trash recep-
tacles are a favorite hiding place
Can anyone possibly understand
what these Jews go through and
have gone through for so long?
The answer is yes, my friends.
There is another country, and
another people who know now ex-
actly how it feels. The people of
France. Paris, the City of Light,
has become the City of Blood. No,
it's not only the synagogue, not
the kosher restaurant, it's all of
Paris. In 10 days, five bombs kill-
ed eight people and wounded
more than 150, with many
children included among the
casualties. The security measures
are all to familiar.
Trash receptacles have all been
covered. Those large concrete
bowls containing soil in which
trees and flowers grow, adding so
much beauty to Paris, have been
collected and put into storage.
Moreover, all foreigners enter-
ing France, now need visas ob-
tained in French Embassies and
Consulates around the world.
Prime Minister Chirac has an-
nounced that on weekends no
police will be on leave and 1,000
French soldiers have been assign-
ed to border crossings, airports,
harbor entry points. Sweeping
new power has been given to
these police, to detain interrogate
or deport anyone who seems
It certainly took the French
long enough to learn what Israel
has been trying to tell the world
for two decades. Had France and
other countries learned that
lesson then perhaps there would
have been no bombing in an Istan-
bul synagogue and no attacks in
What is this lesson? I believe it
is made clear when we consider
one of the most significant
Piyutim in our High Holiday
Mahzor. It is a poem at the end of
the Musaf Service whereby each
of the verses begin with the word
"Hayom, Tivarchaynu today,
may you bless us.
Hayom, tik'tavaynu I'chaim
tovim today may you inscribe us
for a good life.
Hayom, Titmikaynu be-meen
Tzedkeha today, may you give
us a sense of righteousness."
In short, Judaism becomes a
hayom enterprise not tomor-
row, not in a week, not in a month
but today. For our rabbis this
moment, this very second, is what
counts. The now as it presses
against you is when we need to
find blessings, to find
righteousness, to begin to inscribe
for ourselves blessing for a new
How many days, how many
months, how many years did
France allow the call for action,
the righteousness of hayom, to be
neglected? During the 1970's and
early 80's when Israel was involv-
ed in an on-going series of ter-
rorist attacks, ranging from the
Munich massacre to the Entebbe
hijacking, to the murders at
Kuyat Shmoneh, to the slaughter-
ing of children in the school
building at Ma'alot, no European
country and government was
more sympathetic to the Palesti-
nian terrorists than the French
were. Consider the following:
Item 1: The PLO was allowed to
open an office in France and was
given diplomatic immunity. We
know now that through the
diplomatic pouch many high-tech
weapons were smuggled into
Item 2: France was helping Iraq
build a nuclear reactor which was
to produce an atomic bomb which
could have been used against
When Israeli jets bombed the
reactor, the French Government
was in an uproar, saying the Ira-
qis would have never used the
bomb against Israel. The Iraqis
are now gassing their fellow
Moslems from Iran. Does it
stretch the imagination to think
that they would have used an
atomic bomb against the Jews?
Item 3: The Government of
France again and again voted in
the Security Council of the United
Nations to condemn Israeli
retaliatory attacks against
Item 4: The most dastardly act
of all, when French police cap-
tured Abu Daud, the mastermind
of the Munich massacre, you know
that they did? They put him on a
first-class seat in a jet and flew
him to Libya.
One more point, France would
not allow U.S. Phantoms to fly
over their air space on the recent
attack on Libya.
That's what France did back
then to combat terrorism. You see
the evil was there, it demanded an
immediate hayom response, but
none was forthcoming. Because
none of the terror then was
directed against France. They
said "Go ahead, help yourself,
just stay away from us." Now
France realizes what we always
knew there are no friendly ter-
rorists. They are all a bunch of
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's
Ambassador at the United Na-
tions, discusses the problem of
terrorism in his new best seller
Terrorism, How The West Can
Win. He points to a number of
falacies that some reasonable peo-
ple have begun to believe.
Firstly, what is a terrorist? The
definition is simple. One who tries
to systematically kill, maim, or
assault innocent civilians. It
doesn't matter who does it. If
Arabs do it, they are terrorists. If
Jews do it, they are terrorists. In-
deed, there were a few extremists
in Israel who planned some hor-
rific acts. They were caught,
brought to trial where are they
now? These Jewish terrorists are
where they belong in jail.
That's what happens in Israel. As
for Palestinian terrorists put on
trial? They are heralded as inter-
national heroes, given cash
bonuses, the amount goes up
depending on the number of lives
that are taken. One cannot con-
fuse who or for what reason a
terrorist is a murderer.
Moreover, he justifies his acts
by calling himself a freedom
lighter. We chime in with the
familiar cliche, "Everything is
fair in love and war."
Do you really believe that? Can
a soldier come into a town and do
whatever he wants? Consider
Leon Klinghoffer, whose Yahrzeit
was observed last week. Is it okay
to shoot him as he sat in a
wheelchair on the deck of the
Achille Lauro cruise ship, and
throw him overboard? This is
It is okay to come ashore in
dinghys in the beautiful northern
town of Nahariya and shoot in
cold blood a mother and father
sleeping in their bed and then
take their two-year-old son and
bash his head into the rocks on the
beach. Is that bravery?
All groups have causes, ideals,
grievances, some mishugah, and
some not, but not all causes pro-
No people could have had
greater grievances against
anybody than our resistance
fighters during the Holocaust.
Yet, ask some of the aging par-
tisans and they will tell you, it
never would have occurred to
them to kill innocent children or
wives of the German soldiers.
All is not fair in love and war.
For the terrorist wants us to
believe that there is no difference
between civilians and soldiers.
Hence, any atrocity becomes
legitimate behavior. Anatoly
Sharansky was recently asked if,
while in Russia, the refuseniks
ever considered using more
drastic, terrorist acts. Sharansky
"We are fighting for freedom.
Terror? How can one fight for
privileges and rights for ourselves
and then murder someone else,
which deprives him from not only
freedom, but from life itself."
Furthermore, the terrorist also
wants us to believe we can't fight
terrorism. The argument goes as
"If you fight us, we'll strike
back, the war will escalate. Russia
will get involved along with the
United States, then nuclear
disaster and World War III will
follow." Sound familiar? This is
It is indeed this philosophy
which is said so often that
reasonable people begin to
believe. Khadafy, Arafat, the Abu
Dauds, Abu Nidals, all the Abus
are the bullies of the world. Can
you imagine they could kill an
American Ambassador, hijack a
TWA airliner to Beirut, single out
for torture anyone with a U.S.
passport, and the U.S. Govern-
ment would do nothing?
A sleeping giant, while the
philosophers in the universities
debated the rights of the
All that suddenly changed. Mr.
Reagan, in sharing the sentiment
of the American people finally
said, "We're not gonna take it any
longer." For years terrorist
regimes were hidden! Now we
know exactly where they are
Libya, Syria, Iran, and Iraq.
These governments outwardly
supply, provide, and allow ter-
rorism to flourish.
With the three stooges in
charge Khadafy, Khomeini, and
Assad, Mr. Reagan finally gave
Mr. Khadafy a surprise when
F-15's zoomed over Tripoli. The
Arab world went into shock. For
the philosophy of hayom was final-
ly brought home. No more fooling
around. You see, non-action is a
sign of weakness to the Arab
mind. Like a child who is testing
to see how far he can go before his
parents rebuke him.
believes that eventually the entire
West will have to side with the
United States and Israel. For it is
precisely the horror of the atroci-
ty which attracts media attention.
But this very same horror will
eventually cause all freedom-
loving countries to strike back.
Appeasement doesn't work,
never has. Just ask Italy and
Austria. My God, I can still see
those two airports in Rome and
Vienna the glass, the blood, the
maimed. And yet incredibly, Italy
and Austria have invited Khadafy
for political discussions this year,
and the Libyan Embassy remains
open in both countries.
What then is the ultimate
danger of terrorism? Is it loss of
life? No, believe me, more people
die on our nation!s highway* dur-
ing the long 4th of July weekend
than in five years of terrorist
It is also not the loss of proper-
ty. I believe the greatest danger is
to allow the terrorist to assume a
position of legitimacy no
grievance, or purpose justifies the
killing of innocent people.
We need to concern ourselves
for a just solution for the Palesti-
nians, unfortunate people caught
in a struggle while Arafat has ac-
crued assets of over $14 billion,
according to a recent Washington
Post article, and not one penny
goes to the Palestinian people.
The flag of the PLO has'the
pre-1967 borders of Israel, with a
dagger in the heart of Jerusalem
while their charter calls for the
dismantling of the State of Israel.
For Western Governments, the
piyut which calls for hayom for
coming to grips with evil, finding
righteousness today is crucial.
Tomorrow, may be too late. But it
is even more important for us to
live hayom as well.
We can start by not letting
Khadafy be our travel agent. You
must plan that long put-off trip to
Israel. 'But Rabbi, I am afraid.'
Do you drive on 1-275? Then,
believe me, you'll make it. The
security on El Al is remarkable.
One cannot understand what it
means to be Jewish without a visit
to our homeland.
I suppose we can only encourge
our government to remain stead-
fast in its fight against terrorism.
There is not much anyone can do
to stop the hate and sick behavior
of our enemies.
There is, however, a second
type of terrorism. It is an internal
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