The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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Jewish flondian
Special Analysis
The Rotation of The Premiership
Two years ago the pundits
here and abroad were predic-
ting, almost to a man, that the
government of national unity
was a non-starter, a lame
duck, bound to collapse no
sooner than it set out on its
50-month course.
The differences between ma-
jor parties were considered too
jig, the instability of the coali-
tion too built-in, to brook any
longevity. The capacity for
crises was seen as endemic
and any crisis was thought
likely to be fatal.
NOW, half-way through the
term, and with the Prime
Ministerial rotation implented
Tuesday with remarkably little
friction, those same pundits
having eaten their earlier
words as gracefully as possible
are now predicting with
renewed self-confidence that,
the government will last its
full statutory term.
"Its weakness is its
strength," is one of the now-
popular theories.
Each side's inability to cob-
ble together an alternative,
narrow-based coalition is cited
as the reason why the myriad
crises of the past two years
ended in compromise and
resolution and why the in-
evitable crises of the future
will similarly be weathered.
The real lesson, however, of
these past two years might
well be not that the pundits
were wrong them, nor that
they are right now, but that
Israeli politics are in an in-
herently unpredictable phase
following the inconclusive
results of the 1981 and the
1984 Knesset elections.
"A WEEK," said former
British Premier Harold
Wilson, "is a long time in
politics." Two whole years in
Israel's unity coalition, with
the two main partners strain-
ing to be rid of each other and
of their shotgun marriage, are
by that criterion a veritable
"aeon of mystery and
Even if Shimon Peres and
Yitzhak Shamir had plighted
to each other their solemn
troth to stick together come
what may which they
patently have not external
circumstances, beyond their
control or influence, could
evolve in the months ahead to
pull them apart.
In the peace process, a
significant shift by Jordan
would instantly put Labor and
Likud into a confrontational
posture. Premier Peres, in his
valedictory address to the
Knesset last Tuesday, said
that while he had not managed
to lead Israel to the
negotiating table, the door to
the negotiating room had been
HE ADDED that Israel and
Jordan, through the United
States, were discussing the
modalities of an international
forum that would ultimately
facilitate direct negotiations.
What Peres did not say, in so
many words, was that so far
King Hussein of Jordan had
disappointed both him and the
U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz in his failure to
follow through on his rift with
the PLO by entering une-
quivocally into a peace process
with Israel.
But Hussein's equivocation
Continued on Page 13
Student* at the Jewish Conununity Day School help decorate
the lukkah last Sakkot. Getting ready for the harvest festival
this year, stadeats of the Day School share their knowledge
about the holiday. See article Page 6.
Jeanne Levy to Chair 1987 Federation/UJA Campaign
Jeanne Levy, Past President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, has been
appointed to chair the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, announced
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation.
In commenting on the ap-
pointment, Mr. Blonder said,
We are honored that Jeanne
will be our 1987 General Cam-
paign Chairman. Her deep
commitment to making this
world a better place in which
to live spurs her to action on
behalf of her fellow Jews.
Jeanne's knowledge of all
areas of Federation will serve
her well in leading this com-
munity to new heights in the
upcoming Campaign."
Mrs. Levy has made her
mark on the Jewish scene both
locally, nationally and interna-
tionally. She was President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for the years
1981-1988. During those years
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center was built; the Jewish
Community Day School moved
to its own facility and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service greatly expanded its
operations to meet the needs
of the community.
In the past she has served as
Continued on Page 3
UN-Israel Mission Launches Campaign to
Counter Negative South Africa Trade Publicity
Jeanne Levy
Israel Mission to the United Nations has
launched a campaign to expose the
multi-billion dollar oil trade between
Trying to Get Magen David
Adorn Recognized ... page 2
Speakers Announced for CJF
General Assembly ... page 3
Behind the Scenes of South
African Jewry... page 5
History of the Holocaust Being
Rewritten?... page 10
Arab countries, Iran and South Africa in
response to the constant allegations by
Arab countries in the UN that Israel is a
major trading partner of South Africa.
In coming weeks, the Israel Mission
will release information to the UN which
indicates that the Arab countries and
Iran sold some $7.7 billion worth of oil U
South Africa between 1980 and 1986
and Iran and Iraq each bartered about
$1 billion of oil in exchange for heavy,
The Israel Mission has corroborated
the data on the oil trade with data sup-
plied by the Shipping Research Bureau
in The Netherlands, an independent
Eset up to monitor the UN oil em-
on South Africa, a Mission
sman, Eyal Arad, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
Information on the barter deals als<
came from the Voyages Registry of
Lloyds of London, an insurance
UN Ambassador Binyamin Netanyahu
told a gathering of the American Jewish
Congress Recently that the Arab coun-
tries and Iran are secretly supplying
South Africa with virtually all of its oil
Netanyahu accused the Arabs of
covering up their illegal oil shipments
and launching a propaganda campaign
against Israel. "What the Arabs are do-
ing is accusing Israel of the very prac-
tices they themselves are guilty of,"
Netanyahu said.
The Mission has records of names of
ships and companies, ports of call, dates
of shipments and also has information
that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
and Iran are the main suppliers of oil to
South Africa, Arad said.
Israel's present trade with South
Africa consists of about $100 million
Continued on Pape 13

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Israel to Seek Recognition of Magen David Adorn
When the International Com-
mittee of the Red Cross holds
its 25th quadrennial con-
ference in Geneva Oct. 23,
Israel will once again seek to
have its Magen David Adorn
admitted into the Interna-
tional Red Cross.
Since the establishment of
the Jewish State, the ICRC
has refused to accept the Red
Jewish and Christian Groups
to Build Zaire Hospital
unique partnership of Jews
and Christians continents
apart and the governments of
three nations is building a
modern 180-bed hospital in
Kinshasa, Zaire, it was an-
nounced jointly by the United
States Agency for Interna-
tional Development (AID) and
AID administrator M. Peter
McPherson and Hadassah
president Ruth Popkin an-
nounced recently that the
hospital will serve 150,000
residents. The facility is under
construction on the site of a
small hospital run by the Kim-
banguist Church, a Christian
sect. The original hospital was
founded in 1973 and was the
first to be built in Zaire since
the nation achieved in-
dependence in 1960.
THE NEW hospital is a joint
project of AID, the Hadassah
Medical Organization, the
Kimbanguist Church and the
governments of Israel and
Zaire. A $1.5 million AID
grant will complete construc-
tion and the equipping of the
hospital. The International
Cooperation Department of
the Israel Foreign Ministry
will pay expenses of volunteer
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion personnel from Israel who
will work with the hospital's
Zairian staff.
Popkin noted that Hadassah
has conducted cooperative
medical programs in Africa for
almost three decades and said,
"Our work in Zaire is part of
the Hadassah tradition of con-
cern for the quality of life of
every human being on this
The Hadassah Medical
Center has conducted medical
programs primarily in eye
care in several African na-
tions since 1959. The Center
also trains public health doc-
tors, nurses and paramedical
personnel from a number of
countries on the African
DR. ZVI STERN, deputy
director general of the
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion in Israel, and Eli Mor, ad-
ministrator of the Hadassah
University Hospital, were in-
strumental in organizing: the
project and bringing together
the private and government
agencies involved. Mor will
serve as the new hospital's
first administrator.
The new facility in Kinshasa
will occupy seven buildings
some already in operation. It
will include departments for
pediatrics, gynecology and
obstetrics, surgery and inter-
nal medicine and will be equip-
ped with operating theaters,
recovery room, diagnostic
laboratories and intensive care
and X-ray units.
Tuesday, November 18,4 p.m.
Governors Club
Norman Lipoff, esq.
Partner in the law firm of Greenberg, Traurig, Askew,
Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quentel
Ronald Pearlman
Undersecretary of the Treasury of the United States
Jerome Wolf, esq.
Partner in the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen
Sidney Lef court
Senior Partner of the accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive / Suite 305
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Telephone: (305) 832-2120
Star of David as an interna-
tional symbol along with the
Red Cross, the Red Crescent
and Iran's Lion and Sun.
THE ICRC has been "held
in blackmail" out of fear that if
it accepted the Jewish symbol,
the Arab countries would leave
the organization, it was charg-
ed by Rabbi Rubin Dobin, of
Miami Beach, international
chairman of Operation
Recognition. The volunteer
organization has sought for
the last nine years to have
Magen David Adorn recogniz-
ed by the ICRC.
Dobin spoke at an informal
hearing in a Senate hearing
room, sponsored by Sens.
Paula Hawkins (R., Fla.) and
Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.),
who along with Dobin, are na-
tional co-chairmen of Opera-
tion Recognition. Dobin said
there are similar committees
in 50 other countries.
The Senate unanimously
adopted a resolution, introduc-
ed by Hawkins and Dodd, as it
did in 1982, calling on the
ICRC to recognize the Israeli
group. "This has gone on so
long," Hawkins said. Both
Hawkins and Dodd noted the
excellent work Magen David
Adorn does in Israel and in in-
ternational rescue work.
(R., Pa.) said it is "just a
tragedy" that Israel has been
excluded. He noted that Israel
needs the international
guarantee that the Magen
David Adorn symbol will be a
sign of protection in case of a
conflict. A similar point was
made by Steve Shaw, ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
War Veterans.
"It is a terrible shame that
what can only be called anti-
Semitism in some parts of the
world has deprived the Jewish
people of the right to use their
religious symbol, the Star of
David, in the same way as
others use their own religious
symbols," Rep. Benjamin
GiLnan (R., N.Y.) said. Dobin
stressed that the American
Red Cross has since 1949 led
the effort to have Magen
David Adorn recognized.
Sherman Cohen, a professor
of international law at the
Georgetown University Law
Center and president of the
American Section of the Inter-
national Society of Jewish
Lawyers and Jurors, said the
issue was not legal, as ICRC
officials claim, but political.
COHEN SAID that the
ICRC in 1907 adopted a con-
vention with a single symbol
the Red Cross. But when
Turkey joined and later Iran
and Egypt, they agreed to the
convention with the reserva-
tion that they would not use
the cross since it is a Christian
There were no objections
Cohen noted. Later the ICRC
approved the Red Crescent
and Iran's Lion and Sun as of-
ficial symbols. After the Shah
was overthrown, Iran adopted
the Red Crescent.
But Cohen said when Israel
applied for membership in
1949 it made the exact reser-
vation as had the Moslem
countries. However, the ICRC
"refused to do exactly what
they did do in exactly the same
circumstances for Turkey,
Egypt and Iran," he said.
Cohen stressed that the ICRC
set a "precedent" for the three
Moslem countries which
should now be followed for
50th Year
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
(IPO) opened its 50th jubilee
season here and in Jerusalem last
week under the baton of the
American conductor and com-
poser Leonard Bernstein. The
IPO was created in 1936 by the
late virtuoso violinist Bronislav
Huberman. Its musicians were
refugees and exiles from Nazi
Germany and performed under
the baton of Arturo Toscanini
1987 Campaign -
v-tr-v Major Events
Major Gifts Dinner
Honored Quest
Israel's Ambassador to the UN
$25,000 minimum commitment
President's Dinner
At The Breakers
$10,000 minimum commitment
Community Dinner
At The Breakers
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Vice President Bush and Foreign Minister Peres
to Speak at CJF General Assembly
President George Bush and
Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres will be featured
speakers at the 55th General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations, to be held
Nov. 12-16, at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Chicago.
Over 3,000 Jewish community
leaders from throughout
North America are expected to
Rabbi Harold Schulweis will
serve as scholar-in-residence,
delivering a major address
Thursday morning on the
theme "Klal Yisrael -
Challenges Facing North
American Jewry in Balancing
Unity and Diversity." He will
also give the summary state-
ment at the concluding
In addition, Shoshana S.
Cardin, President of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations, will
deliver the Keynote Address
on the Assembly theme "Klal
Yisrael: Federation's Role in
Building Community" during
the opening plenary Wednes-
day evening. The program will
also feature a musical perfor-
mance, including chorales
singing in Hebrew, Yiddish
and Ladino to highlight the
unity and diversity of the
Jewish people.
One exciting and innovative
feature of this year's General
Assembly will be a live satellite
appearance from Israel by
Natan Sharansky, who is
unable to appear in person
because of his wife A vital, who
addressed the Assembly on his
behalf last year, is about to
give birth.
As part of the campaign to
Summit II, an outdoor rally
will take place in nearby Grant
Park to protest the continued
refusal of the Soviet Union to
permit the vast majority of the
refuseniks to emigrate. This
will be the precursor to a much
larger demonstration now be-
ing mobilized to take place in
Washington, D.C., at the time
of the projected Reagan-
Gorbachev summit meeting.
Other activities during the
Assembly will include Jewish
Expo '86 a repeat of the
educational drop-in center
organized by the Jewish
Educational Service of North
Jeanne Levy to Chair Campaign
Continued from Page 1
Women's Division President
and Women's Division Cam-
paign Chairman for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. She has also served as
the Campaign Chairman for
the National Women's Divi-
sion Palm Beach Campaign.
Mrs. Levy has been a National
Board member of the Council
of Jewish Federations and sat
on the National Executive
Board of the Women's Divi-
sion for United Jewish Appeal.
She was also Chairman of the
National United Jewish Ap-
peal Women's Division for the
Florida Region.
Her list of achievements and
involvement is endless and in-
cludes her community, her
synagogue and world Jewry.
Last vear. she. with her hus-
band Irwin, dedicated a Day
Care Center in Hod HaSharon
this community's Project
Renewal neighborhood.
In accepting the General
Campaign Chairmanship,
Mrs. Levy commented,
"Throughout the years I have
been honored to serve the com-
munity in many capacities. It
is now a great privilege for me
to accept this new and
challenging position. I look for-
ward to working with
everyone in the community
towards the betterment of our
fellow Jews locally, nationally,
in Israel and around the world.
Only with all our efforts will
we be able to provide for vital
social services which will
enhance the quality of life for
Jews everywhere."
In the October 10 edition of the Jewish Floridian, Karen
Gilbert List's last name was omitted in identifying her
photo in the Jewish Women's Assembly ad for the
Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County. The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
regrets the error.
f \

See YOU at the JWA
Wednesday, October 22, 9 a.m.
America (JESNA) that proved
to be so popular last year
and a special commemoration
of the 100th anniversary of the
birth of David Ben Gurion,
featuring his grandson.
The Council of Jewish
Federations is the national
association of 200 Jewish
Federations, the central com-
munity organizations which
serve nearly 800 localities em-
bracing a Jewish population of
more than 5.7 million in the
U.S. and Canada.
Established in 1932, CJF
helps strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federa-
tions by developing programs
to meet changing needs, pro-
viding an exchange of suc-
cessful community ex-
periences, establishing
guidelines for fund raising and
operations and engaging in
joint planning and action on
common purposes dealing with
local, regional and interna-
tional needs.
Already planning to attend
at press time from the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County are Federation Presi-
dent Erwin H. Blonder;
Shirlee Blonder, Women's
Division Pacesetters Co-
Chairman; Ruth Berman,
Women's Division Endow-
ment Committee Co-
chairman; Carol Greenbaum,
Women's Division Campaign
Vice President; Dr. Norma
Schulman, Women's Division
B and P Special Campaign
Task Force member; Rabbi
Howard Shapiro of Temple
Israel; Robert Fitterman,
Former Acting Executive
Director of Federation; Mollie
Fitterman, Women's Division
President; Phillip and Leah
Siskin; Community Dinner
Chairmen; Jeffrey L. Klein,
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County Executive
Director; Douglas Kleiner,
Campaign Director; Ronni
Epstein, Director of Com-
munications; Jay Epstein,
Morse Geriatric Center's
Director of Development and
Public Relations; Susan
Schwartz, Planning and
Budgeting Director; Arnold
Schwartman, Endowment
Director; and Mark Mendel,
Staff Associate.
Attendance at the General
Assembly is open to all
members of tne Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. For more information
contact Jeanne Rachels, Ad-
ministrative Assistant, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Vice President Bush
Foreign Minister Peres
The Tax Reform Act will probably
make 1986 the last year to save up
to fifty cents for every dollar
donated to Federation.
Take advantage of present tax rates to help yourself
and your community.
Establish an endowment fund at Federation which
allow you to recommend distribution of funds
to Federation and other charities, or
perpetuate your annual Campaign gift, or
provide you and your spouse income for life.
For more information on these and other
endowment programs, contact:
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Inc.
501 South Flagler Drive. Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
<305> 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Sound and Fury
"Despite the torrent of media coverage and commen-
tary, surprisingly little is actually known about the region,"
Ze'ev Chafets wrote last year in his revealing book, Double
Vision: How the Press Distorts America's View of the Mid-
dle East And, judging by a few recent examples, the little
that is known is sometimes less said.
The Washington Post, in a Sept. 21 editorial entitled
"Mr. Peres Steps Down," pays tribute to Israel's outgoing
Prime Minister, noting that he led a government which
pulled the bulk of Israeli troops out of Lebanon, helped
reduce triple-digit inflation and made "some modest
foreign-policy gains." But it turns out that that phrase
and the valedictory for Peres, who rotated offices with
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir this month is a set-up.
Readers learn that Peres (and Israel) failed by not "mov-
ing further toward reconciliation with its neighbors." Ap-
parently Israel is to blame for Egypt's unwillingness to
normalize relations between the two. Apparently Israel is
at fault for King Hussein's inability to organize a joint
Jordanian-Palestinian Arab delegation to talk peace.
Speaking of a national unity government which has
established almost no new West Bank and Gaza Strip set-
tlements in Peres' two years and is limited in the number it
can build in the next two, the paper announces that "the
plain trend is toward annexation. It observes that Israelis
and Palestinian Arabs eventually must "reach out to each
other." This falsely equates the two. In reality, both Peres
and Shamir repeatedly have expressed willingness to
negotiate with non-PLO Palestinians; the overriding
responses from the other side, so far, continues to be
diplomatic rejection and PLO terrorism.
On the same day the Post carried a column by Colman
McCarthy, which rejected calls for revenge against those
who ordered the massacre at Istanbul's Neve Shalom
synagogue. McCarthy's piece reeked of a phony univer-
salism, one which denies the difference between criminal
and victim and therefore denies the possibility of justice
itself. For example, he lumped terrorists with "wealthy na-
tions (which) decrease humanitarian aid to the poor na-
tions," and with the psychotic postal worker who killed 14
co-workers in Oklahoma.
On Sep. 17, the Post reported a dispute between Israel
and Amnesty International (AI). AI had raised allegations
of torture made by prisoners of the Israeli-backed South
Lebanon Army and by Palestinian Arabs detained by
Israel. The paper gave the story 14 column-inches on Page
A 31. On the same day the New York Times ran a three-
inch story on the AI charges. The Washington Times, the
Post's much smaller daily competitor, reported the dispute
in even less space a day earlier.
At issue is not news value but perspective Arab
prisoners of Israel (or the SLA) frequently allege mistreat-
ment, sometimes to avoid suspicion by compatriots that
they gave information to their captors. A story covered
recently by the Israel press told of a prisoner from Gaza
who murdered two cellmates, believing they had
cooperated with the Israelis.
United Press International (UPI) carried a story from
Denmark on Sept. 13 which claimed that Israel shipped
weapons to Iran several times this year. The fifth of 16
paragraphs read: "Israeli officials in Jerusalem could not
be reached for comment." They could have been, and were,
in Washington both before and after UPI ran the story
from Copenhagen.
After a speech on Sept. 11 and answering reporters'
questions on Sept. 12, Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin flat-
ly denied allegations that Israel sells arms to Iran (NER,
Sept. 22). And, in response to a question after an address in
Washington on Sept. 16, Prime Minister Shimon Peres
stated: "We do not sell arms to Iran. It would be highly im-
aginative to believe that Israel looks to (Ayatollah) Kho-
meini as the promise for the future or as the promise for
Jewish destiny. Let's not exaggerate it is completely
One Washington-based group, which began by monitor-
ing the Post, has gone national. The Committee for Ac-
curacy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)
can be reached at P.O. Box 17322, Washington, D.C.
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Volume 12
Number 31
In May, Congress over-
whelmingly passed a resolu-
tion to disapprove a missile
sale to Saudi Arabia yet the
Reagan Administration still
was able to deliver the
By margins of 356-62 in the
House and 73-22 in the Senate,
Congress opposed providing
Stinger, Harpoon and
Sidewinder missiles to Saudi
Arabia. Even after President
Reagan vetoed the resolution
of disapproval, nearly two-
thirds of the Senate continued
to oppose this sale. Only 34
Senators voted to uphold the
veto, while 66 Senators voted
to overturn it.
Sen. Joseph Biden (D., Del.)
was "disturbed" by a "gaping
deficiency in the law govern-
ing the export of high-
technology American arms."
That "deficiency" resulted
from the Supreme Court deci-
sion in 1983 which found un
constitutional the existin,
legislative veto procedure
established by Congress to
control arms exports and other
executive actions. The Court's
decision enables an Ad-
ministration to proceed with
an arms sale even when large
majorities of both houses of
Congress object.
Rep. Mel Levine (D., Calif.)
pointed out "the weakness of
pursuing foreign policy objec-
tives that fail to gain even ma-
jority support in Congress."
He stated that "the major
foreign policy business of the
United Sates must be con-
ducted on the basis of far
stronger support from the
In order to ensure that there
will be no future controversial
arms sales without the support
of a majority of Congress,
Biden and Levine introduced a
bill to reform the Arms Export
Control Act. They were joined
by Sens. Claiborne Pell (D.,
R.I.) and Rudy Boschwitz (R.,
Minn.) and Reps. Bruce Mor-
rison (D., Conn.), Larry Smith
(D., Fla.) and Chris Smith (R.,
N.J.). Their bill is designed to
prevent any Administration
from selling sophisticated
weapons to all but the closest
U.S. allies when a majority of
Congress opposes the sale.
The Congressional role in
arms sales was originally
limited mainly to receiving
semi-annual reports from the
Secretary of State. In 1974, an
initiative by Sen. Nelson
Bingham (D., Wis.) and Rep.
Jonathan Bingham (D., N.Y.)
profoundly transformed arms
sales policies. Their amend-
ment to the Arms Export Con-
trol Act enabled Congress, by
means of a concurrent resolu-
tion, to block large sales. They
established a "legislative
veto" whereby a majority of
both Houses could, by passing
resolutions of disapproval, pre-
vent an arms sale despite a
Presidential decision to
Congress nearly blocked the
1981 sale of AWACS to Saudi
Arabia when the House voted
for a resolution of disapproval
301-101, but the Senate re-
jected the measure, 52-48.
Although no proposed arms
transfer ever was prevented
by a vote of Congress, the
mere existence of the pro-
cedure ensured that any Ad-
ministration wo-'ld give
careful consideration to the
views of Congress. On several
occasions, prospective sales
were modified, rejected or
even withdrawn due to poten-
tial Congressional objections.
The year's Saudi missile sale
underscored the fact that re-
cent efforts to reassert Con-
gressional oversight on arms
sales while complying with
Court rulings failed. They
permitted weapons deals to go
through with approval from
only one-third plus one of
either House.
The Biden-Levine bill would
restore original Congressional
intent that a majority of both
houses should support a con-
troversial sale. To prevent
Congress from becoming over-
ly involved in arms sales, the
bill would require Congres-
sional approval of the sale of
only very sensitive military
equipment. The bill also
distinguishes between
America's closest allies and
other nations. Under the new
proposal, the President would
not need to obtain Congres-
sional approval for sales to
members of NATO and AN-
ZUS, Japan, and signatories of
the Camp David peace
Biden explained that if
enacted, "this legislation
would reinstate the original in-
tent of the Arms Export Con-
trol Act by focusing the arms
transfer review process where
it belongs on our most sen-
sitive, sophisticated weaponry
and by establishing an ap-
proval standard which the
Constitution implies and which
time has shown to be wise: af-
firmative Congressional con-
currence in major foreign
policy decisions."
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Again, Lebanon
When pro-Iranian fanatics recently increased their at-
tacks on troops of the United Nations Interim Force In
Lebanon (UNIFIL), the first response of UN Secretary
General Javier Perez de Cuellar was to blame Israel. Israel,
Perez de Cuellar suggested, should dismantle its six-to-ten-
mile wide security strip in southernmost Lebanon and
abandon the largely Christian South Lebanon Army (SLA)
which patrols it. Then UNIFIL could deploy all the way to
the Israeli border and, the Secretary-General implied, all
would be well. Fourteen members of the UN Security
Council called for Israel's withdrawal in a resolution
adopted on Sept. 23. The United States called the French-
introduced measure unrealistic, but abstained rather than
veto it.
The SLA, and Israel, are in south Lebanon supported
?v many of he villagers in the security strip because
UNIFIL has failed to maintain order or prevent infiltration
into northern Israel. This was true both in the pre-1982
period of PLO dominance of southern Lebanon and in the
post-Arafat years of Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian
groups and of Syrian-backed outfits like the Lebanese
Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Amal, and pro-Damascus
PLO splinters.
The witches who stir the Lebanese cauldron can be found
not only among political and religious factional leaders in
Beirut, but also running governments in Syria and Iran.
Israel s Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin reminded Perez de
Cuellar that attacks on UNIFIL have nothing to do with
where Israel is deployed. It is part of that inner struggle"
LP^tr.r0W. revolvin& around pro-Iranian and pro-
Syrian Shi'ite Moslem militias.
The UN chief did have second thoughts. Later, he told
noi risrael, 'I am not blaming Israel for what is happening
now 1 want to make it clear it is the work of really
senseless terrorists and extremists." Better, but still not
Violence in south Lebanon, in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa
Valley, in the capital along the "contact lines" between
iue,TWe8t and Christian east Beirut, in Tripoli and the
north, between and among the dozens of Christian and
Moslem sects and parties, the Druze and the Palestinian
Arabs is extreme. But not senseless. And that part of it
which spawns terrorists who assault UNIFIL especially
the r rench who plant bombs in Paris, and who stage at-
tacks on the SLA and Israel itself, depends in large part on
money, assistance and encouragement from the govern-
Tfn, n0uft/?yna'8 President Hafez Assad and Iran's
Ayatollah Khomeini.
Syria is secular, radical and "revolutionary." Iran is
theocratic, radical and "revolutionary." Both regimes
want to diminish or eliminate Western, democratic, non-
islam.c influences from Lebanon and the rest of the Middle
fcast when Western countries like France and interna-
tional organizations like UNIFIL have problems in
a^T,"' ^d"58* for their complaints is not Jerusalem.
Ana it Israel must use force against force, Western coun-
mZ~Z T ?^ure to e48* Lebanon's misery is con-
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South African Jewry
Chairman, Board of
Trustees, Keren Hayesod,
Member of Jewish Agency
Board of Governors
In 1980, the Jewish popula-
tion of South Africa numbered
117,963, the major portion of
which was settled in Johan-
nesburg and most of the rest in
Cape Town. Durban, Pretoria
and Cape Elizabeth also have
Jewish populations but of
lesser size. Ninety eight per-
cent of the Jews of South
Africa live in urban centers.
Jews comprise approximately
2.5 percent of the white
population and one percent of
the total black and white
As in most other Jewish
communities, there are com-
munal organizations. The two
major ones in South Africa are
the South African Board of
Deputies and The South
African Zionist Federation.
The Board of Deputies is an
umbrella body concerned with
the protection of Jewish civic
and political rights and with
the over-all safety and well-
being of the South African
Jewish community.
It is interesting to note that
Radio/TV/ Him
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub the Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Oct. 19, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Oct. 23, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
Oct. 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. An Adult Film Series
shown at the Palm Beach Gardens Library, 8895 No.
Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. The program is free
but seating is limited.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar .
October 17
Erev Sukkot
October 18
October 19
October 20
Jewish Federation Executive Board 4 p.m.
American Israeli Lighthouse Jewish Community Day
School executive committee 7:45 p.m. Jewish War
Veterans No. 705 board 7:30 p.m. Golden Lakes Tem-
ple 12 noon Hadassah Tikvah 12:30 p.m. United
Order of True Sisters board 10 a.m. and regular meeting 1
p.m. Jewish Family and Children's Service board 7:30
p.m. Women's American ORT Willow Bend Meed 1
&.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3046 Golf outing and Green Cove
ountry Club Temple Israel Sisterhood Paid up
Membership Dinner 7: 30 p.m.
October 21
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
8 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom -1 p.m. Yiddish
Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m. Hadassah -
Henrietta Szold -1 p.m. Jewish Community Center Suk-
kot Celebration evening Temple Israel board 7:30
p.m. American Jewish Congress board 12:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Ezrat board 10 a.m. Women's
American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -12:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Shalom noon Jewish Federation -
Soviet Jewry Task Force 2 p.m. Jewish Federation -
25th Anniversary Committee 4 p.m.
October 22
Jewish Federation Women's Division Jewish
Women's Assembly st the Hyatt 9 a.m. Temple Beth
Torah Sisterhood board 8 p.m. Women's American
ORT No. Palm Beach County Region board Yiddish
Culture Group Cresthaven -1 p.m. Women's American
ORT Mid Palm Theatre Jewish Federation Young
Adult Division Board 7 p.m.
October 23
Women's American ORT Haverhill 1 p.m. Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center Women's Auxiliary board -1:30
p.m. Hadassah Bat Gurion 9:30 a.m. Jewish Com-
munity Center Health Fair Women's American ORT -
West Palm Beach board 9:30 a.m. Brandeis University
Women Palm Beach West open meeting 1 p.m.
Hadassah Aliya -1 p.m. Jewish Federation Board of
Directors 4 p.m.
For more information on the above meetings call the Jewish
Federation office 8St-tltO.
the Board of Deputies has con-
sistently censured racial
discrimination and has pleaded
for a more just society with
equal opportunities for all sec-
tions of the South African
A resolution unanimously
adopted at its last Congress in
June, 1985 stated: "Congress
. .. records its support and
commitment to justice, equal
opportunity and removal of all
provisions in the laws of South
Africa which discriminate on
grounds of color and race, and
rejects apartheid."
The South African Zionist
Federation promotes Zionism
and is the coordinating body
for all Zionist activities.
In addition to the communal
organizations there are two
major religious bodies: the
Federation of Synagogues of
South Africa (Orthodox) and
the South African Union for
Progressive Judaism
(Reform). It is estimated that
between 80 percent and 90
percent of the Jews with
synagogue affiliation are Or-
thodox and only from 10 per-
cent to 15 percent Reform.
Jewish Education in South
The South African Jewish
community has what is
generally regarded as one of
the finest systems of Jewish
Day School education in the
Diaspora. The day schools,
situated in the urban centers,
provide education from
nursery through high school
and it is estimated that well
over half of all Jewish children
in South Africa attend these
Although all of the schools
have an Orthodox orientation,
some provide even a more in-
tensive religious education
(Yeshiva College, the Torah
Academy and Shaarei Torah in
Johannesburg and the Hebrew
Academy in Cape Town).
Jewish Life in South Africa:
The Jewish community in
South Africa enjoys full
political rights and has a good
relationship with the Govern-
ment of the Republic of South
Africa. It should be noted that
the Government has une-
quivocally condemned anti-
Semitic tendencies in South
Volunteers Needed
The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
is looking for volunteers.
Susan Lord, Volunteer Coor-
dinator, explains, "There are
many areas in which
volunteers can help serve our
children and their educational
needs. We will be holding an
orientation coffee to acquaint
any interested persons with
the opportunities available for
them to volunteer their time."
The Orientation Coffee for
Volunteers will be held on
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., at
the Jewish Community Day
School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach, 33405. At
the orientation, Susan and
Barbara Steinberg, Executive
Director, will describe the
areas where volunteers are
needed and will answer any
For more information or the
RSVP, call Susan Lord at
school, 585-2227.
Rosh Hashanah Services at Morse
Rabbi Alan Sherman, Director of Religious Activities for the
Center (left) and Executive Director, E. Drew Gackenheimer
greet residents and their families st the Center's Roeh
Hashanah Services held in the Lowe Auditorium.
Although overt anti-
Semitism has not been a major
problem for the Jewish com-
munity during the last three
decades, in recent times a
small radical right-wing
organization known as the
AWB (Afrikaner Weerstand-
sbeweeging) has publicly
adopted an antagonistic at-
titude towards Jews. Another
right-wing movement, a
political party known as the
HNP (Herstigte Nasionale
Party), which was formed in
the 1960's, recently won its
first Parliamentary seat in a
bye-election. The HNP has an
unfriendly attitude towards
Jews and its weekly
newspaper, "Die Afrikaner,'
periodically publishes articles
of an anti-Jewish nature, such
as the one which denied the
Holocaust. Both the AWB and
the HNP deny that they are
anti-Semitic, however.
Relations With Israel:
Strong ties exist between
the Jewish community and
Israel on every level. On the
Government level, the rela-
tions between Israel and South
Africa are friendly, with full
diplomatic relations on Am-
bassadorial level between
There has been an increase
in trade between the two coun-
tries over the last decade;
however, the extent and im-
portance has been greatly ex-
aggerated by the Arab States
and hostile Third World coun-
tries to meet the needs of their
own agendas.
There are cultural ex-
changes between Israel and
South Africa such as visits
from academics, actors, choirs,
musicians and dance
The Challenge For The
The great challenge facing
the Jewish population in South
Africa is the same one facing
the entire white population;
namely, the mobilization of a
concentrated effort to
establish a more just and
equitable society, one in which
no group will dominate the
other and in which all popula-
tion groups will enjoy full
democratic rights.
There is a special challenge
facing the Jewish community
the concern that whatever
dispensation replaces the post-
apartheid one, it must allow
Jews to continue with their ef-
forts in maintaining and
strengthening their identity
and to pursue the Zionist cause
as vigorously in the future as it
has done in the past.
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Jewish Community Day
School Students Answer
Questions About Sukkot
Why do we build a Sukkah?
"A long time ago the Jewish people who
were wandering in the desert didn 't have
time to build homes so they built a Suk-
kah of nature."
Bradley Jordan "BJ" Rosen. 3rd
What symbols do we use on Sukkot?
"We use an etrog and a lulav."
Josh LeRoy, 3rd Grade
How long does Sukkot last and what
special holidays mark the last two
"The holiday lasts eight days. Shimini
Atzeret and Simchat Torah are
celebrated on the last two days."
Stephanie May, 3rd Grade
Who are the Ushpizin?
"The Ushpizin are characters of the Bi-
ble who we invite into our SukJcah."
Lisa Gordon, 5th Grade
What is a lulav made of?
"The lulav is made of a palm branch,
willow and myrtle."
Cynthia Simon, 5th Grade
What roles do we follow in building a
"There has to be three walls or sides and
the roof is built with branches so we can
see the sky and the stars."
Amir Feistmann, 5th Grade
When do we start to build a Sukkah?
"We start to build a Sukkah right after
we eat the Break Fast after Yom
Scott Skier, 5th Grade
Why do we celebrate Sukkot?
"Itis the beginning of the Fall harvest
and all the fruits and things have grown.
We also wandered in the desert and we
didn't have a permanent place to stay so
we built Sukkot."
Mickey Wall, 8th Grade
What do the lulav and etrog
"The etrog represents the heart, the palm
part of the lulav represents the spine, the
myrtle the eyes and the willow troe mouth.
Altogether it is the whole person."
Eddie Mullen, 8th Grade
Centennial Celebration
Ben-Gurion and The Negev
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 hospital.
"Amos," he said to his son
after putting down the phone,
"let's find a place to bury
They drove from their cot-
tage in the Negev Kibbutz of
Sde Boker to the sandy crest
of a hill and explored the sur-
rounding barrenness, cratered
and crystalline, that sloped
down into a plateau and rolled
in amber splendor to an almost
invisible horizon.
"Here!" said Ben-Gurion,
pointing to a spot that
overlooked a breathtaking
glare of desert and sky. And
when Amos proposed another
place, the father protested,
"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
factories grinding out goods
for the markets of the world.
And perhaps their graves
would attract more pioneers to
the desert, boys and girls who
would make his vision come
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 pro-
phetic teachings would thus
combine to yield everlasting
This was the dream obsess-
ing Ben-Gurion when he mov-
ed to the Negev in 1953.
"Follow me!" he cried. But
few did. But if such resistance
would have disappointed Ben-
Gurion, it would not have sur-
prised him. After all, even
Paula had resisted. They were
moving to the Desert? The
prime minister and his wife liv-
ing like Bedouin?
Ben-Gurion tried to calm
her. He was spiritually ex-
hausted, a victim of routine,
and only in the wilderness
could he renew his vigor and
refresh his vision. Was he a
Brophet or simply a politician?
id not Abraham pitch his tent
in the Negev? Did not God pass
the Ten Commandments to
Moses in the Sinai? Did not Eli-
jah and Jeremiah leave their
unruly people to seek in
solitude communion with God?
When Paul still resisted,
Ben-Gurion suggested that he
go alone. He would return to
Tel Aviv every weekend to see
Was he meshuga (crazy)?
How could he survive in the
desert without her? Someone
had to wash his shirts and pro-
tect him against the snakes
and people who might drop in.
And so Paula went, though she
would greet visitors with the
salutation: "Welcome to h-e-
Even the strategic motive
for settling h-e-1-1 is now lack-
ing. Ben-Gurion hoped that a
built-up Negev would con-
stitute a barrier to Egyptian
aggression. But since the
Camp David accords, the
danger of such aggression has
greatly diminished.
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 funnelled into the West
Bank by Likud leaders.
The irony would have been
crushing to Ben-Gurion, who
opposed massive settlement in
the West Bank almost as pas-
sionately 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 agreement. 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 Na-
tions Palestine partition plan,
the Negev was to go to the
Arabs until Chaim Weiz-
mann, who would become
Israel's first president, per-
suaded President Truman at a
dramatic last-minute meeting,
to support the Jews' claim to
most of it.
Then, in the last battle of the
1948 War of Independence
Ben-Gurion himself cautioned
against an advance to Eilat.
feeling it would be too risky.
But Israeli fighters, tearing off
their grimy clothing as they
ran, raced to the beach and
dived naked into the welcom-
ing glassy Gulf of Elath where
Solomon s ships had once sail-
ed laden with gold from Ophir.
All the Negev now belonged to
Ben-Gurion's dream is thus
still alive. And in many
developing nations, especially
in Africa, where arid land is a
blight, hunger and starvation
may ultimately be eliminated
by the light emanating from
Dan Kurzman is the author
of Ben-Gurion: Prophet of
Fire, winner of the National
Jewish Book Award for
Biography. He also wrote
Genesis 1948 and The Bravest
Battle: The 28 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.
Abu Nidal Moves
The terrorist group led by
Abu Nidal (Sabri al-Banna) has
set up a base in Lebanon near
the Palestinian quarter of Ein
Hulweh outside Sidon (Kol
Yisrael, Sep. 23). According to
a senior Israeli military
source, the move followed
Syrian suggestions that Abu
Nidal lower his profile in
Damascus and expand opera-
tions in south Lebanon, partly
to challenge PLO Chairman
Yasir Arafat's traditional
following there.
The source said Abu Nidal's
main bases are located in Syria
and Libya, and in Lebanon's
Bekaa Valley, which is con-
trolled by Syria; Abu Nidal
himself spends most of his
time in Libya. Israel, the
source said, continues to see
Abu Nidal's group as the
prime suspect in the Istanbul
synagogue massacre and
Karachi airport killings.
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rage 8 The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 17, 1986
25th Anniversary Committee
Barbara Gordon (left) chain the first
meeting of the 25th Anniversary Committee
of the Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach
County. The committee is planning events
which will occur throughout this 25th An-
niversary year of service to the Jewish
SDI To Defend Israel from Missiles
The technology being
developed through the
Strategic Defense Initiative
(SDI) will not only provide a
defense against intercontinen-
tal ballistic missiles (ICBM),
but also against short-range
missiles such as threaten
Israel, two Pentagon officials
have stressed last week.
Frank Gaffney, Jr., Deputy
Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Nuclear Forces
and Arms Control Policy, and
Air Force Lt. Gen. James
Abrahamson, director of SDI,
discussed SDI, popularly
known as "Star Wars," and
Israel before a group of Jews
from across the country at the
Old Executive Office Building,
next to the White House.
Israel wants a defense against
tactical ballistic missiles that
now threaten it from the air,
land or sea. The Soviet Union
has provided Syria with the
highly-accurate SS-21 missile
which can hit Israel's popula-
tion centers, as well as military
Abrahamson said that Israel
must stop a missile "not in the
last few seconds when it goes
off over that tiny country .
The best place to stop it is as
soon as possible right after it's
There is a popular
misconception that SDI is aim-
ed at providing the United
States with an "umbrella"
gainst ICBMs, Abrahamson
said. But he said the program
is aimed to find "an effective
defense against ballistic
missiles of all ranges" to pro-
tect the U.S. and its allies, in-
cluding Israel.
He stressed that the overall
aim is to "incorporate a defen-
sive strategy into our overall
strategy in such a way as to
prevent a nuclear war on a
worldwide scale." Both
Abrahamson and Gaffney said
that the Soviet Union has been
Top Award
Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem
will receive the second Raymond
and Miriam Klein Foundation An-
nual Award for "distinguished
contribution to the advancement
of Jewish life and thought." He'll
be presented the award, which in-
cludes a $100,000 grant, early
next year.
working on an SDI for years
and now has the only opera-
tional anti-ballistic missile
ABRAHAMSON noted that
a satellite warning system
would not only alert the U.S.
to attacking ICBMs but also
West Europe and Israel to
short-range missiles. He noted
it will be easier to respond
against short-range missiles
because of the lesser distance
although there will be less time
than against ICBMs.
The U.S. invited 18 coun-
tries to participate in the SDI
research, and on May 16
Israeli Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin and U.S. Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
signed at the Pentagon a
memorandum of understan-
ding on Israel's participation.
The memorandum gives
Israel the right to compete
with the other participating
countries and the U.S. for SDI
research contracts. Abraham-
son said two contracts have
been signed with Israel and
three more are expected to be
signed soon for a total of about
$10 million.
NOTING THAT he has had
years of personal experience
dealing with Israel, Abraham-
son had high praise for its
scientific know-how. "There
are more technically qualified
people, scientists and
engineers in Israel per 1,000
people in the population than
anywhere on earth," he said.
He added that the Israelis are
not only creative, but have the
"capability to respond quick-
ly," something which he said
ie U.S. must learn.
Members of the committee listen to an overview of the year'
upcoming events.
November 20,1986
6 p.m.
Biltmore Beach Club
Palm Beach
Guest Speaker
Women's Activist and Humanitarian
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
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Helping People
Children of Divorce
Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Jewish Family and Children's
(All case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
MSW, Caseworker
Statistics today tell us that
one out of every two mar-
riages end in divorce. This
results in a large number of
children growing up in single
parent families. How does
divorce affect these children?
Divorce in itself does not lead
to harmful psychological reac-
tions for the children, but it
does increase the risk more for
children who grow up in an in-
tact, relatively secure home.
In order for children to grow
up and function as healthy,
adequate adults, they need an
intimate relationship with both
a male and female adult.
Sometimes, during the
divorce, there are hard feel-
ings between the parents and
this is filtered down to the
children. Often the custodial
parent, out of frustration with
the ex-spouse, will use the
children as weapons against
the ex-spouse. This ultimately
hurts only the children.
Children may react to
divorce in a number of ways.
The most important factor to
watch for is any change or
anything unusual in their ap-
pearance, school work, or
behavior. Children may deny
the separation by being too
calm, refusing to disucss it, be-
ing angry, feeling guilty, fan-
tasizing about the return of the
absent parent, or idealizing the
absent parent. A child may be
sad, irritable, withdrawn, and
may have unfounded fears of
being abandoned, or he may
even run away.
In order to help your child
adjust to the divorce, open
communication is the key. A
child can deal with painful
truth much more than silence,
because silence allows the
child to imagine all sorts of ter-
rible reasons that his parents
are separating. A useful book
for children in approaching the
topic of divorce is, The Boys
and Girls Book About Divorce,
by Richard A. Gardner, MD.
This book can be read by the
child and then discussed, or
the parent could read it
together with the child.
Sometimes a child may feel un-
comfortable talking with his
parents. In this case a close
relative, friend, or teacher
may be an alternative choice.
Other times, children may find
it helpful expressing their feel-
ings through play with friends
who are experiencing similar
family situations.
In order to provide children
an opportunity to work
through their feelings on their
parents' divorce, Jewish Fami-
y and Children's Service will
be conducting a weekly group
for the Jewish Community
Center pre-schoolers. The
group will be led by me. This
group was done last year for
11 weeks, with much success.
Another alternative to help
your child is through individual
counseling. If you are noticing
unusual changes with your
child, and he seems unable, or
Barbara Friedlander
unwilling to talk about the
divorce, counseling may be
helpful. With the proper sup-
port, understanding, and
guidance, you and your
children should be able to
make a successful transition
following this difficult time in
your family.
For further information on
counseling, feel free to contact
us at the Jewish Family and
Children's Service.
(The Jewish Family and
Chidlren's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104, West Palm Beach,
33409. Our telephone nubmer is
684-1991. The Jewish Family
and Children's Service is a
beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation and the
United Way of Palm Beach
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Catholic Church 'Rewriting' History of the Holocaust?
Vashem, the Holocaust Mar-
tyrs' and Heroes' Remem-
brance Authority at Har
Hazikaron here, is writing
English-language Jewish
newspapers in the United
States to remind them of an
anguish-laden development.
Yad Vashem's latest let-
ter declares:
"A Carmelite nun's convent
was recently established in one of
the buildings at Auschwitz. This
fact alters the very essence of the
camp, as well as its nature.
Auschwitz, more than any other
place in the world, symbolizes the
Holocaust of the Jewish people.
We see in the establishment of
this monastery an attempt to
distort the nature of Auschwitz.
this monastery at Auschwitz is
not the end. There exists a real
danger that it will expand and
grow, and turn into a dominant
feature at Auschwitz, which will
distort its very essence. This may
aid and abet those who claim that
'Auschwitz was not at all a death
camp, and everything that exists
there was built after the war.'
"Furthermore, we have recent-
ly received information, that over
and above the establishment of
the convent at Auschwitz, there
now also exists a Capella-
Mausoleum of the Capuchine
Order in Sobibor. As opposed to
Auschwitz, where together with
the vast majority of Jewish vic-
tims, people of other nations were
also murdered, in Sobibor, all the
victims were Jewish. Again, the
Mausoleum at Sobibor will be the
central building at the site, and
will distort the true nature of that
"There exists the very real
danger that after Auschwitz and
Sobibor, similar buildings will be
erected in other places, such as
Treblinka, Chelmno, Belzec, Ma-
jdanek and others.
"AS SOON as we learned about
these events, we registered our
protest to the Government of
Poland. Furthermore, when Car-
Exterior view of a new church built on the site of
the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland.
dinal Macharsky, the Archbishop
of Cracow, in who's jurisdiction
Auschwitz falls, visited Yad
Vashem on July 17, we raised
these two issues with him, but
received no binding promise.
"In our opinion, the problem is
not only one of priests and/or nuns
praying at the sites of the death
camps at Auschwitz and Sobibor,
but that with the passage of time,
Auschwitz and Sobibor may
become better known for the con-
vents located there than for the
fact that they are the places in
which millions of Jews were put to
"Thus, we are convinced, that
no one should alter those camps in
any way or form, and that no con-
struction of buildings should be
added to those which existed in
the past. These sites should re-
main as they were for all genera-
tions to come, as everlasting
testimony to the crimes commit-
ted against the Jewish people.
"We have received numerous
calls from survivors of these death
camps who complained and asked,
'Where were these churches when
we truly needed them in those
tragic days? Today they make
their appearance at the death
camps!' These are opinions of
which account must definitely be
"Yad Vashem will continue its
efforts to restore the sites to the
way they were prior to the making
of these changes at Auschwitz and
Sobibor, and also in order to pre-
vent any expansion of such
Continued on Page 12-
Puppets Appeal to Children of All Ages
As Festival in Jerusalem Shows
Most people think of pup-
pets as ideal entertainment
for children, but the Third
International Festival of
Puppet Theater, held
recently in Jerusalem, prov-
ed that puppets can appeal
to audiences of all ages.
Sponsored by the Train Theater
and the Jerusalem Convention
Center, in cooperation with
several government ministries,
the Festival brought together 22
puppet troupes from as far away
as Mexico, Portugal, France, Italy
and West Germany and puppet
lovers from all over Israel.
SHOWS WERE held in
theaters in and around
Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park and
just about anyone who went for a
stroll in the gardens during the
Festival might have done a
double-take as giant puppets
danced around the park under the
watchful eye of a gigantic helium-
filled bird which hovered above
the park. The bird was a creation
of Italian artist Emmanuel Luzat-
ti, who was honored at the puppet
festival for his work in puppetry.
According to festival manager
Mario Kotliar, this year's festival
was the biggest ever. "Despite the
recent threats of worldwide ter-
rorism, none of the performers
cancelled," he said. "This is
because our festival has an ex-
cellent name and everyone wants
to participate."
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^ormano/"'Hrwan,'^8toryo/(mintr()SpectiwoWmon,o broadened their definition of
Wrv^yr of the Holoccmst. "PPP<* *-*r" this year, allow-
While the majority of the program did
cater to children, almost 40 percent of
the performances were geared for adult
audiences. For example, 'Hermann,' a
German production, used puppets to tell
the story of an introspective old
Holocaust survivor.
ing performers to break away
from the traditional use of pup-
pets. By combining puppets,
masks, shadows, live actors,
music and dance, the performers
added new dimensions to their
Jacques Templeraud of the
Theater Manarf of France
brought clay objects to life in his
production entitled "Paris Bon-
jour et Persil." Templeraud used
limited props and practically no
words to tell a story that he seem-
ed to make up as he went along.
IN THE Israeli production
"Because of the Holes in the
Cheese," actors and puppets
shared the stage as they told the
story of a little boy entering an en-
chanted forest to meet the giants
and dwarfs who live there. In
"Way," created by Israeli Pablo
Ariel, an actor combined puppets
and objects to portray dreams and
memories in a striking wordless
performance. Yet another
highlight was the colorful puppet
rendition of "Sleeping Beauty."
While the majority of the pro-
gram did cater to children, almost
40 percent of the performances
were geared for adult audiences.
For example, "Hermann," a Ger-
man production, used puppets to
tell the story of an introspective
old Holocaust survivor. Israel's
Acco Theater Center used pup-
pets and other materials in a
theatrical fabrication of the life
and death of Franz Kafka. Of
course, since no puppet festival
would be complete without the
traditional marionette and hand
puppet show, these puppets per-
formed in classic stories from the
Brothers Grimm and Hans Chris-
tian Andersen.
While nine days of puppetry
seemed like pure pleasure to the
audiences, manager Kotliar said
putting such a program together
is not easy. "We get applications
from puppet troupes throughout
the world," he explained, "and
send scouts to the various coun-
tries to audition each group. Not
everyone was accepted. Because
of the size of our theater, we look
for small groups... and of course
the very best groups."


Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Terrorism Against Non-Jewish Targets Higher
Middle East terrorists actually
struck at non-Jewish targets
at a higher rate than Israeli or
Jewish ones during the first
five years of the 1980's, a
study released here shows.
The study, prepared by the
World Jewish Congress,
presents a comprehensive
statistical analysis of ter-
rorism against Jewish and
Israeli targets in Europe from
It finds that of 154 terrorist
attacks on Jewish and Israeli
targets during the period, the
20 most devastating were car-
ried out by individuals con-
nected with Palestinian ter-
rorist organizations. These 20
attacks accounted for 70 per-
cent of all fatalities and
Israeli Nuclear
Safeguards Urged
The State Department
repeated its long-standing re-
quest that Israel accept inter-
national safeguards and in-
spection for its nuclear
"We believe that regional
security will be enhanced if all
states in the region would
adhere to the nuclear non-
Sroliferation treaty," State
epartment deputy
spokesman Charles Redman
said. "We are concerned about
the existence of unsafeguard-
ed nuclear facilities in Israel
and made our concern known
to the government of Israel."
REDMAN'S comments
came after he was asked about
a report in the London Sunday
Times that Israel has 200
nuclear warheads. He would
not comment on whether the
U.S. believes Israel has any
such warheads.
"Israel has stated that it will
not be the first state to in-
troduce nuclear weapons in
the region," Redman said.
Bystanders were especially
at risk, the study shows. In
these attacks, the majority of
victims were passers-by who
did not directly belong to the
target group, the study notes.
Although the terrorists
generally claim an anti-Israel
motivation, the study finds
that in three out of four in-
cidents the targets were local
Jewish community institutions
such as synagogues
rather than specifically Israeli-
Specialist in
Senior Vice President
50Cocoanut Row
Palm Beach, FL 33480
related targets. "The statistics
belie the political claims of
these murderers,
demonstrating they act out of
base racism and anti-Semitic
motives," the WJC states.
But the terrorists do not
target only Jews. During the
period analyzed, Middle
Eastern terrorist attacks
resulted in 1,387 casualties. Of
these, 747 individuals (54 per-
cent of the total) were non-
Pwdtrttat-Bactw !
Securities I
Leonard A. Friedman Lodge No. 3046 will have a Golf
Tournament on Oct. 20 at Greenview Cove Golf Course.
There will be a continental breakfast, carts, buffet lunch,
prizes for all, plus. For information contact Ralph
Shoenberg or Mac Colin.
Boynton Beach Chapter invites you to join us on a one
day cruise on the "Viking Princess" on Wednesday, Nov.
19. Round trip transporation by bus, from Village Royale
On The Green to Palm Beach pier, plus 3 delicious meals.
All this for only $55.
Palm Beach Lodge No. 221 will meet Oct. 24 at 12:30 at
the American Savings Bank near the Century Village West
Gate. There will be a Seminar on the subject "Locking In
Higher Income Safely." A door prize for a Dinner For Two
at a better restaurant will be given away. There are still
openings for a 3-day trip to the Florida West Coast.
The Hadassah State of Israel Bond Luncheon will be held
on Oct. 29 at the Royce Hotel in West Palm Beach.
Guest speaker will be Alice Peerce, wife of the late world
renowned tenor, Jan Peerce.
There will also be one honoree selected from each
Hadassah Chapter in the Florida Atlantic Region as an
outstanding and dedicated Hadassah member.
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting,
combined with the paid-up membership luncheon, on Oct.
23, at noon, at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North A Street,
Lake Worth.
All are welcome to attend the meeting following the lun-
cheon where the program will consist of a discussion of the
current situation in our schools, which program chairman
Sylvia Chezar has called "The Dumb-ing ofAmerica."
Aviva Chapter of Lake Worth will sponsor a luncheon at
the Royce Hotel on Nov. 18 at noon. Regi of Lake Worth
will present a Fashion Show. Proceeds will go to Hadassah
Medical Organization. This important part of Hadassah
shares sophisticated medical methods, discoveries, techni-
ques, and treatment with all people throughout the world.
Donation $18.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville will meet Wednesday, Oct.
22, 1 p.m., at the American Savings and Loan, West Dr.
and Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Guest speaker
Eleanor Weinstock, Democratic candidate for state
Senate. Mini-lunch will be available.
Henrietta Scold Chapter will hold a General Member-
ship Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Auditorium
of LakesideVillage, Lillian Rd., west of Congress Avenue,
in Palm Springs.
Guest speaker will be Mark Scheinbaum, registered
security and investment advisor with Josephthal and Co.
He hosts the "Business Report" each morning, and "Let's
Talk About Money" on WPBR each evening. His talk will
be on "The Economy of Florida."
All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Lee Vasail Chapter of Lake Worth will meet on Tuesday,
Oct. 28, at Temple Beth Sholom, 316 "A" Street, Lake
Worth. A report on the Hadassah Convention will be given.
The theme AWe Came To The Land To Build And To Be
Refreshments will be served. Husbands and friends are
Yovel announces that Bernice Fink, President, will be
honored at the Hadassah State of Israel Bond Luncheon to
be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Royce Hotel.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans No.
The report stresses,
however, that statistics cannot
tell the whole story.
"Statistical accounts do not
express the sense of intimida-
tion which is today prevalent
among Jewish communities in
Europe as actual and potential
targets of local and interna-
tional terrorism."
The study, "Terrorism
against Jewish and Israeli
targets in Europe,
1980-1985," was prepared by
the WJC research arm, the In-
stitute of Jewish Affairs, and
is baaed on reports made
available by the national
Jewish communities in
Director Named
Sandi Goldstein has become ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Long
Beach and West Orange County.
520 will hold a mini luncheon and card party on Oct. 30 at
noon at the Chase Federal Savings and Loan Association at
Cross County Mall Community Meeting Room at a cost of
$3.50 per person.
Na'amat USA, the Women's Labor Zionist Organization
of America, is sponsoring an eleven-day, nine-night family
budget mission to Israel, Dec. 25 through Jan. 4, 1987.
Open to members of Na'amat USA, formerly Pioneer
Women/Na'amat, the mission will be led by an Israeli tour
Participants will be given an opportunity to meet with
leaders of the world Zionist Organization.
Na'amat USA is dedicated to improving the lives of
women and children in Israel, supporting women's rights in
the U.S. and encouraging aliya to Israel. Its local clubs
across the nation conduct community educational and
social action projects, raising millions of dollars annually to
help fund 800 day care classes and day-night homes in
Israel that serve 22,000 children, as well as other social,
educational and legal services for women and their
On Thursday, Nov. 13, Na'amat USA Pain Beach Coun-
cil will hold a meeting at the Lake Worth office at 9:30 a.m.
At this meeting, the Golda Meir Chapter will give an up-
date on American-Israeli Affairs. Ezrat Club will be in
charge of refreshments.
South Florida Chapter will be holding a meeting on
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in Coral Springs. Coffee and
tea will be served.
Potential new members and other interested people are
invited to attend. The slide presentation, "My Sister
Elyssa" will be shown.
The Chapter will meet on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m., at
the Sunrise Vacation and Travel Meeting Room, 4645 Gun
Club Road, in the Gun Club shopping center, West Palm
Guest speakers will be Congressman Dan Mica who will
present a pictorial view of the "Washington Scene," and
State Representative Ray Liberti, who will discuss with us
the new auto and condo laws passed in the legislature.
The chapter is sponsoring a three-day/two-night trip to
St. Augustine for Thanksgiving.
Tickets for the annual luncheon to be held on Jan. 11,
1987 will be available at the meeting.
For information on membership in the chapter please
contact Sid Levine, West Palm Beach.
Golden Rivera Chapter is holding a luncheon and card
party Monday, Oct. 27,11:30 a.m. at Szechuan House, 41S.
Military Trail. All welcome. For reservations call Sarah
Adler in Golden Lakes.
The first general meeting of the new season of the
Haveraill Chapter will be held at the Sunrise Bank, Gun
Club Road at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Program: Book Review by Helen Nussbaum (Subject to
Women's American ORT will hold its first meeting of the
season on Monday, Oct. 27, noon, in the social hall of the
Challenger Country Club. Miriam Fogel, Executive Chair-
man of the North Palm Beach County Region, will install
the new officers for the 1986-87 year. Hostess of the Day is
Ethel Saks in honor of the recent marriage of her
daughter, Barbara. Members and guests are invited to
A million-dollar goal will be celebrated at the Heritage
Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Sea Fair
Ballroom in Dania.
National Heritage Club Chairman, Anna Neiditz, will
give an eyewitness report of events in Israel and their
historic relevance to the work of Women's League today.

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday. October 17, 1986
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
Monday, Oct. 20 "Games"
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Oct. 21 "Exer-
cise" with Evelyn
Wednesday, Oct. 22 "Ex-
ercise and Health Education"
with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Oct. 23 "Blood
Pressure Screening" by
Friday, Oct. 24 "Yiddish
Humor" with Sonia Goldberg
Volunteers are always need-
ed at the JCC. Call Carol Fox
for an appointment and she
will find the right "niche" for
you. Volunteer positions to be
Historian, Group leaders for
dancing, yiddish classes,
crocheting instructions, etc.
Lido Spa, Miami Beach
The JCC presents its annual
fall trip to the Lido Spa Hotel
on Nov. 2 through Nov. 5.
Deposits are required for
reservation. Call Carol Fox at
689-7703 for information or
Sabina Gottschalk at 683-0852.
Health Fair: Sunday,
Nov. 9 at noon to 3:30 p.m.
The JCC and the Palm Beach
County Kidney Association of
Palm Beach County will co-
sponsor a free Health Fair.
Approximately 10 screenings
will be offered, such as
glaucoma testing, kidney
disease screening and preven-
tion (dipstick urinalyses), oral
cancer screening, hearing
testing, height and weight
check, blood pressure screen-
ing, health counselling and
referral, etc.
Third Taba Panel Member Chosen
and Egypt have agreed on the
third member of the arbitra-
tion panel which will be asked
to resolve their dispute over
Taba. The agreement was
reached in less than three
hours of what was expected to
be a three-day meeting bet-
ween Israeli and Egyptian
THE NAME OF the third
arbitrator, a European, will be
announced only after the
nominee is officially informed
and agrees to serve. The
delegations met in closed ses-
sion at the Geneva City Hall.
The two arbitrators already
chosen attended. They are
Dietrich Schindler of
Switzerland and Pierre Bellet
of France.
The full arbitration panel
will hold its first meeting here
in December. The process is
expected to last a year. Israel
and Egypt will jointly bear the
expenses. The president of the
panel will receive $300,000 for
his work, and the other
members $100,000 each.
Japan Seeking Trade with Israel
Shinichi Yanai, the Deputy
Foreign Minister of Japan,
said here that his country
would welcome increased and
diversified imports from
Israel. He spoke at a meeting
with Israeli Deputy Foreign
Minister Ronni Milo, who said
his guest's remarks were a
positive development in trade
relations between the two
Japan, which exports
everything from cars to
microchips all over the world
has kept a low profile with
respect to trade with Israel. It
is heavily dependent on Middle
East oil. Yanai said, however,
that Japan looks with favor on
the efforts of some of its large
trading companies to help
Israeli companies find local
partners for joint industrial
He also spoke favorably of
the increasing number of
Japanese tourists visiting
Israel but did not respond to
Milo's suggestion of direct
flights between Tel Aviv and
Tokyo. Yanai told reporters
after his meeting with Milo
that his country believes in
free trade which depends only
on the initiative of the
Milo said later that Yanai
not only listened to Israeli pro-
posals but made some of his
own with respect to trade and
investment between their
Continued from Page 10
"WE TURN to your readers to
raise your voice on this issue by
protesting personally, collectively
and organizationally to the
Government of Poland and its
representatives, the Pope and the
heads of the Catholic Church in
your country, and to exercise your
influence with anyone who might
help this effort.
"Only strong pressure from
worldwide public opinion may en-
sure that these wrongs be set
right, and can prevent similar oc-
currences at other death camps."
The writer is Rabbi Menahem
Fogel, a spokesman for Yad
Vashem here.
Israel-Mideast Task Force Meets
The Israel-Mideast Taak Force of the Com-
munity Relations Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County meet* to
finalize plans for the upcoming Mideast
Conference on Terrorism to be held on Sun-
day, Nov. 9, 9 a.m., at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches. The taak force members are (left
to right) Mark Mendel, Staff Associate;
Gerald Evans, Leonard Greenberg, Dr.
Eric Weiner, Lester Gold, Sonia Gold; Dr.
Mark Rattinger, Israel-Mideast Taak Force
Chairman; Dr. Helen Hoffman, CRC Chair-
man; Elaie Levitan, Dorothy Brill, Anne
Davis, Helen Sickerman, and Rabbi Alan
Sherman, CRC Director.
Israel Bonds
Robert S. Levy, Cabinet Chairman, Steven Schwarzberg,
Chairman of the Attorney's Division and Dr. Jerome J.
Rubin, Chairman of the Dental Division at a recent meeting of
the Israel Bond Campaign Cabinet.
Guest speaker Brigadier
General Joshua Shani, the
Israel Air Attache in
Washington, addressed a re-
cent Israel Bond New
Leadership reception. The
New Leadership Division is a
young adult group which na-
tionally develops future
land Bond leaders and the
future leaden of American
Jewish life. The next educa-
tional program will feature
Alon Ben-Gnrion, grandson
of David Ben-Gunon, and
will be held on Monday even-
ing, Nov. 8. Far additional
information and reservations
call the Israel Bond office.
Soviets Ask
For Wiesel
Soviet Union has invited Elie
Wiesel, chairman of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council, to
visit the USSR from Oct. 20
through Nov. 2 to meet with Rus-
sian scholars and archivists on the
fate of millions of non-Jewish
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The meetings in Moscow are to
prepare for a conference spon-
sored by the Memorial Council at
the State Department on
February 20, 1987, on non-Jewish
victims of the Nazis. Wiesel will
al-o gather information for the
Holocaust Memorial Museum
uilt in Washington.
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Programs to Promote Intra-Jewish Unity
Urged By Jewish Lay Leaders
Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Nineteen lay leaders represen-
ting a spectrum of U.S. Jewish
religious denominations have
urged the establishment of
programs to promote intra-
Jewish understanding and
In a joint statement last
week, the leaders expressed
concern that the Jewish "ex-
tended family" in the U.S. is
threatened by "a mood of
acrimonious discord," caused
to a great extent by "dif-
ferences over Jewish conver-
sion and divorce procedures."
THE LEADERS, who had
met semi-monthly since last
November in a task force
organized by the American
Jewish Committee, proposed
seven strategies to build unity:
"A return to civil
discourse among Jews .. We
must work to lower the decibel
level of our internal
squabbles ..."
"... Renew a commitment
to joint action on a common
Jewish agenda, including
solidarity with Israel, support
and rescue of oppressed Jews
... strengthening Jewish
education ... and seeking a
more just American society."
"... the educational pro-
grams of each movement
should stress ... the factors
that unite all Jews and pro-
mote mutual respect."
"...encouraging and
fostering those who promote
understanding and coopera-
tion among Jews."
"... serious consideration
for a national beth din (Jewish
religious court) with local
"As a general rule, before
a Jewish movement or
organization decides on a posi-
tion or a policy statement, it
should consider the effect on
fellow Jews and on the unity of
the Jewish people."
The convening of local
dialogue groups, both lay and
LOCAL AJC chapters na-
tionwide reportedly are
organizing task forces similar
to the one that produced the
Jewish leaders have traded
criticism over the past few
vears over questions of Jewish
identity. Traditionally, that
identity is transmitted through
the mother or conversion.
However, the Reform move-
ment believes that either
parent can transmit Jewish
identity. Moreover, conver-
sions performed by Reform
and Conservative rabbis aren't
accepted by some Orthodox
rabbis. And the Reform move-
ment accepts a civil decree of
divorce as sufficient, while Or-
thodox and Conservative Jews
require also a get (Jewish
These disagreements all con-
tribute to an increasing
number of children considered
Jewish by some Jews, but not
by others. Some leaders
believe this could cause a rup-
ture of the Jewish people.
ONE OF them, Rabbi Irving
Greenberg, last month an-
nounced a program of dialogue
and education sponsored by his
National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership to
attempt to settle these same
The 19 AJCommittee
signatories were members of
national organizations and
educational institutions of
Conservative, Orthodox.
Reconstructionist and Reform
Judaism as well as Jewish um-
brella organizations.
Among them were Stuart
Eizenstat, a former assistant
to President Carter and
member of the board of United
Synagogue of America; Jacob
Stein, former special assistant
to President Reagan and past
chair of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations; and
Alfred Moses, an AJCommit-
tee national vice president and
a former special adviser to
Their statement stemmed
from their belief that Jews
have "a common history and a
common destiny ... And we
share the knowledge that the
anti-Semites do not distinguish
one kind of Jews from
AJCommittee staff member
Larry Grossman said lay
leaders were invited rather
than rabbis because the latter
"tend to reflect institutional
interests" while "we felt that
lay people might have a more
objective way of looking at
these issues, more down to
Judaica Collection Finds A Home
Much of the contested collec-
tion of rare Hebrew books and
manuscripts whose 1984 auc-
tion was recalled, has at last
found a home in an indepen-
dent, non-profit organization
created by leading Jewish in-
stitutions. This will permit a
legal entity to attend to the
custody of this library. The
Judaica Conservancy Founda-
tion was created for the
specific purpose of allowing
the materials to be used for the
benefit of the public.
New York State Attorney
General Robert Abrams, who
intervened two years ago to
block the sale through
Sotheby's here of the disputed
Judaica until its ownership
could be properly determined,
announced recently that the
religious material will be turn-
ed over to the Foundation.
Foundation member institu-
tions include the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America and Yeshiva Univer-
sity in New York; Hebrew
Union College in Cincinnati;
the Hebrew University,
Jerusalem; Leo Baeck In-
stitute in New York and Leo
Baeck College in London.
The disputed Judaic books
and manuscripts were consign-
ed to Sotheby's for sale more
than two years ago by a party
who at the time remained
anonymous. The material,
which was thought to have
been destroyed by the Nazis,
belonged to the College for the
Scientific Study of Jewish
Culture, a rabbinical seminary
in Berlin.
Investigations by an expert
in the field revealed the seller
to be Dr. Alexander Gutt-
mann, then professor emeritus
at Hebrew Union College. Gut-
tmann, who subsequently
acknowledged his involvement
in the sale, claimed that he had
been given the books to smug-
gle into the United States in
1940 and that he did so at
"considerable personal risk."
The material includes a 15th-
century book of philosophy by
Maimonides, and 13th- and
15th-century Commentaries
on the Pentateuch.
The books remained
unknown in the home of Gutt-
mann until April 1984, and
Sotheby's conducted the auc-
tion in June of that year,
which-brought in $1.45 million.
Attorney General Abrams
subsequently sued Sotheby's,
saying that the manuscripts
were never Guttmann's to sell.
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Continued from Page 11
may suddenly end especially
if Peres is able to continue
building for the hesitant
Hashemite monarch a suppor-
tive bastion of moderate Arab
In this context, Peres' re-
cent visits to Morocco and to
Egypt, and the warm public
endorsements he elicited from
both King Hassan and Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak, may be
encouraging harbingers of an
Arab consensus.
Peres, moreover, has made
it abundantly clear that he will
not permit himself to be
stymied by Premier Shamir in
his pursuit of these diplomatic
overtures, which he launched
late in his own term as
SIMILARLY, if the idea of
an international forum or con-
ference takes on more con-
crete and practical form at
the moment it is still the sub-
ject of controversy or suspi-
cion in many world chanceries
this could quickly end the
Labor-Likud policy-ceasefire
which is at the basis of this uni-
ty government.
For after all, the govern-
ment has maintained its ex-
istence until now because the
two major partners have not
been required to address the
essentials of the Palestinian
issue the issue on which
they are irretrievably divided.
Preparations for an interna
tional conference would in-
evitably bring those dif-
ferences to the fore, in the
form of the question of Palesti-
nian representation.
Peres, at his summit
meeting with Mubarak in
Alexandria, declared that the
Palestinians were a people like
any other people. He has said
repeatedly that he would ac-
cept "authentic Palestinian
representatives" as
negotiating partners.
THIS IS not a position
which the Likud could support
if it were removed from the
realm of rhetoric and placed
squarely in the center of an in-
ternational diplomatic
Shamir has been at pains to
pour cold water on the notion
of an international conference
and seems to have won over
at least some in the Reagan
Administration to this view-
point. These American
policymakers are less exercis-
ed by the Palestinian aspect
than by the prospect of the
Soviets returning to center-
stage in Middle East
On the domestic front, rela-
tions between Labor and
Likud could quickly
deteriorate to breaking point if
Labor begins to feel that the
Likud, holding both the
Premiership and the key
Ministry Finance, is loosening
the reins of austerity and han-
ding out pre-election largess,
as it did in 1983-4.
Peres has made it clear he
did so with diplomatic
understatement in his Knesset
speech Tuesday that he and
his party take most of the
credit for restoring the coun-
try to economic stability after
inheriting the roller-coaster
hyper-inflation of the Likud
In the pre-rotation wrangl-
ing, Labor has sought with
scant success, it seems some
modicum of power in the
economic sphere. The Likud
has been understandably reluc-
tant to cede any. Finance
Minister Moshe Nissim (Likud-
Liberal) has pledged full
cooperation and argued that
this need not be formalized.
Nissim, unlike his
predecessor, Yitzhak Modai,
has built for himself a calm,
solid, dependable image. Peres
himself admits privately that
Nissim has been a pleasant
surprise and that the
Treasury, therefore, is in good
Still, Labor finds it hard to
face the future denied any real
say in economic policy-making.
This frustration may grow
ominously as the Shamir
Premiership wears on and the
next elections loom closer.
Negative South Africa Publicity
Symbolic papers were paaaed as the West Point Jewish
Chapel was formally transferred to the U.S. Government in
ceremonies on the Chapel* grounds. Lt. Gen. Dave R.
Palmer, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy accept,
the rift from Herbert M. Amea, President of the West Point
Jewiah Chapel Fund. The $7.5 million Jewish Chapel was
presented free and clear of any debt, yet the Fund is still
obligated for less than $1 million. It expects to raise these
funds by year-end.
Continued from Page 1
worth of goods, less than half of one per-
cent of south Africa's total trade and
about three-fourths of one percent of
Israel's total exports, Netanyahu said.
He also told the AJCongress that
black African countries traditionally
hostile to Israel are now stepping up
their contacts with Israel. He attributed
the changing African attitude to a
decline in Arab oil power and the new
opportunity of African countries to see
the value of renewed contacts with
Netanyahu said a black African
diplomat had told him, "We are no
longer afraid of (the Arabs) and we no
longer believe their promises."

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 17, 1986
Hie Rabbinical Corner
The Joy of Sukkot:
Victors in Arena of Jewish Life
Temple Beth Sholom
Lake Worth
Why does Sukkot come so
soon after Yom Kippur, when
we're all beginning to feel
saturated by congregational
prayer? In reading some of the
old rabbinic commentaries for
this holiday season, I found
that ancient sages also asked
why Sukkot follows a scant
four or five days after Yom
They found a connection bet-
ween the two holidays, and
described it in terms of an im-
age taken from the ancient
sports arena.
We see two people in a
wrestling match. One knocks
the other down; the other one
knocks the first one down.
How do we know who wins?
The rabbis, who apparently did
not know the fine points of
keeping score of wrestling,
give this practical answer:
Keep watching after the
match; a short time later, one
of the wrestlers will come
forth crowned with a wreath of
laurel. That shows him to be
the winner.
They applied this analogy to
the religious realm. During the
High Holy Days man wrestles
with his soul, with his Yetzer
ha-ra, his inclination to evil.
He struggles against sin, indif-
ference, and insensitivity.
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Sometimes he overcomes
these weaknesses; sometimes
they get the better of him.
When it is all over, how do
we know whether he has won?
A short time later, on Sukkot,
the victorious Jew enters the
synagogue, crowned with the
"laurel," one of the plants
which make up the lulav.
The lulav, the laurel, is our
victor's garland. If we con-
tinue after Yom Kippur to
celebrate Sukkot, then we are
awarded the lulav to signify
that we have won the battle
against the elements which
would weaken us and keep us
down. We emerge as victors in
the arena of Jewish life.
What does it take to come up
with a winning effort in this
arena? First, Judaism involves
balance. It is not all "attack,"
concentrating on man's im-
perfections and faults. Nor is it
only "reassurance," saying to
him that all gates will open to
the man who has enough faith.
It has the breadth of vision to
portray to man a dimension of
life beyond the four square
feet of his immediate concern.
But it never permits him to
disregard the world he in-
habits in anticipation of the
world to come. It has no illu-
sions about the evil that man is
capable of perpetrating; but it
is not blind to the heights that
man can reach. It is balanc-
ed ... and asks man to seek
balance in his life.
Judaism is solemn and ex-
alting on Yom Kippur; and it is
gay and festive just a few days
later, on Sukkot and Simchat
Torah. It is deeply symbolic,
on Pesach when every word
and action has meaning; and it
is light and frivolous on Purim.
It is only materially speaking
that we find ourselves in
booths on Sukkot. Spiritually,
however, we possess the ingre-
dients of the "four varieties"
of Jewish heart, Jewish en-
durance, Jewish perception
and the Jewish language. And
this affords true joy.
Secret Archives
May Reveal French Collaborators
PARIS (JTA) Ten tons
of top secret archives describ-
ing in detail the activities of
French collaborators with the
Nazis during the German oc-
cupation of France will be
analyzed by French historians
and members of the State pro-
secution. The archives, which
consist of several million
documents, are believed to be
the largest such collection not
yet classified by any authority.
The former head of the
French Secret Service, Alex-
andre de Marenches, revealed
in a recently-published
autobiography that upon his
appointment as head of in-
telligence in 1970, he
discovered to his amazement
that 10 tons of documents
were stored without ever hav-
ing been examined. He said he
did not have the means or the
staff to undertake a thorough
analysis but ordered that a few
documents picked at random
be examined to ascertain their
HE SAID the random selec-
tion showed the documents
were not only authentic but
threw a new and tragic light
on the Nazi occupation. Accor-
ding to Marenches they show-
ed that many people, honored
as war and resistance heroes,
had actually collaborated with
the Nazis and even were paid
for their services. Marenches,
who resigned in 1981, said the
collaborators included
"famous names" among the
so-called war heroes.
The President of the Na-
tional Assembly, Jacques
Chaban-Delmas, himself a
former resistance fighter, call-
ed for an immediate thorough
examination of these records.
Chaban-Delmas said that leav-
ing them in secret storage as
they now are would bring
discredit to all former
resistance fighters.
Defense Minister Andre
Giraud said that the archives
will be* handed over to the
historical department of his
Ministry to be examined by its
researchers and by the staff of
the State Attorney. Giraud
said the National Resistance
Commission, a consultative
body accredited to the Defense
Ministry, will also be authoriz-
ed to examine the documents.
IN CASE of legal pro-
ceedings both sides, the State
and the Defense, will be given
free access to the pertinent
papers. Giraud did not say
whether the documents will be
made available to independent
and foreign researchers.
But even if incriminating
evidence is found it will not be
admissible in French courts
because all war crimes, except
genocide, are covered by the
statute of limitations. The
release or publication of the
evidence could, however, af-
fect the reputations of
countless people including, ac-
cording to Marenches, promi-
nent national figures.
Israel, Greece
Eye Tourism
and Israel have agreed on a
joint program to promote
American tourism to both
countries, Kostas Kyriazis,
president of the Greek Na-
tional Tourist Office EOT, an-
nounced here after a visit to
He said it would include
Greek-Israeli package tours
utilizing the two countries' na-
tional airlines, Olympic Air-
ways and El Al, and a joint
publicity campaign to be laun-
ched next year. The expenses
will be shared equally by the
two countries.
Kyriazis said the agreement
was reached in talks he had
with the heads of the Israel
Tourist Organization (ITO) in
Israel. He said the Israel
government showed great in-
terest in the planned program.
Details will be announced at a
press conference in New York
at the end of the month by
representatives of the EOT
and ITO.
Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 686-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:80 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:16 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Jacob, 2177 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Mailing address: 600 South Australian Ave., Suite 402, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. Rabbi Howard J. Hirach. Cantor Howard
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Methodist Church, 6613 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. President Murray Milrod, 966-6063. Services Friday 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4667 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2360. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 686-6020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardaahti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 660 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Howard J. Hirach. Cantor
Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays 9 am., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33496. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 am.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:46 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33462. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33460. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St Helen's Pariah Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2118, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2118. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-669-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

e News
The only Orthodox con-
gregation in greater West
Palm Beach, just moved into
its new building on 2518 No.
Haverhill Rd. and is renting
out meeting rooms to the com-
munity. The congregation is in
the process of selling Tree of
Life leaves, memorial plaques,
and a varied assortment of
greeting cards. The office h
open from 9 a.m. to noon, Mon-
day through Friday. Call the
temple office for more
Registration for Adult
Education Classes will be
Monday-Thursday 9:30-11
a.m. beginning Monday, Oct
27. Classes will resume on
Monday, Nov. 10 and every
Monday, Wednesday or Thurs-
day morning through March
19. There will be a fee of $5 for
members of the Congregation,
Sisterhood or Men's Club and
a $15 fee for non-members.
On Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m.
the temple will celebrate the
first night of Sukkot with the
consecration of new students
in the Temple Israel family.
Rabbi Shapiro will conduct the
service. Cantor Peter Taor-
mina will lead the congrega-
tion in songs. Valerie Kalna
will chant the kiddush over the
wine in honor of her upcoming
Bat Mitzvah.
Saturday morning, Oct. 18,
Valerie Kalna, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Kalna will be
a Bat Mitzvah at 10:30 a.m.,
Stella, 84. of Century Village. Wart Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinitein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, Weat Palm Beach.
Michael. 83. of Golden Lake* Village. West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinitein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Goldie. 76. of Chatham U-425, Century
Village, Weat Palm Beach. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home. Weat Palm Beach
Sidney A.. 76. of 814 Cape Cod Circle, Lake
Worth. Riverside Memorial Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Morton, 64, of Weat Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Morris, 78, of Century Village, West Pslm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Mae, 76, of Palm Springs. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Nathan. 80, of 7661-A Caesar St., Lake
Worth. Riverside Memorial Chapel, West
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Jacob, 79. of Century Village. West Palm
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she will be twinned with
Rachel Genusov of Moscow.
Everyone is invited sharing
this simcha with her and her
Everyone is invited to visit
the Sukkah. During the service
child care is provided.
Sukkot Services will begin
on Friday Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in
the Social Hall of the First
Christian Church, next to the
building site near the corner of
Chillingworth Drive and Con-
gress Ave., south of the West
Palm Beach Auditorium, and
conclude on the building site
itself. This is symbolic of the
spiritual connection of Sukkot
with the concept of Land.
All new students entering
Temple Judea's religious
school will be consecrated by
Rabbi Joel Levine and Cantor
Anne Newman.
The entire service will last
for one hour in order to enable
children to participate
Following services, an oneg
sponsored by Sisterhood is
open to all. Everyone atten-
ding the service is reminded to
bring canned and/or boxed
food which will be distributed
to the poor.
The Sukkah this year will be
assembled by members of the
Temple youth group in
cooperation with Marvin
Domb who designed the frame.
Smuklers Cited
Constance and Joseph Smukler,
founders of the Soviet Jewry
Council of the Jewish Community
Relations Council of Greater
Philadelphia, have received the
Mellon Bank Good Neighbor
Friday, October 17, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Reagan Aide
Calls Demjanjuk Justice 'Victim'
Patrick Buchanan, White
House director of communica-
tions and a long-standing critic
of the Justice Department's
Office of Special Investiga-
tions (OSI), has published a col-
umn contending that John
Demjanjuk is "a victim himself
of a miscarriage of justice,"
and his case may be "the
American Dreyfus case."
Demjanjuk, 66, was indicted
in Jerusalem on four counts of
war crimes and is accused of
being "Ivan the Terrible," a
sadistic guard at the Treblinka
concentration camp where
some 900,000 Jews were
Buchanan, in his column,
wrote that after a thorough
review of the facts of the Dem-
janjuk case, he believes the ac-
cused man is a victim of
mistaken identity.
BUCHANAN'S column ap-
peared in the Washington Post
and carried a footnote saying
the article expressed his per-
sonal views and not those of
the Administration. He detail-
ed the history of the Demjan-
juk case and cited what he
claimed were numerous
testimonies of Treblinka sur-
vivors who all gave identical
accounts of a revolt in
Treblinka in which a prisoner
fatally stabbed a man iden-
Out of Africa
About 200 Israelis living in
South Africa returned to
Israel over the past few mon-
ths, and a larger number is ex-
pected to return in the near
future, the Absorption
Ministry reports. About
15,000 Israelis live in South
Africa, and the Ministry has
sent representatives to Cape
Town and Johannesburg to en-
courage them to return.
Ministry officials said the yor-
dim are motivated by the in-
creasing violence in South
Africa and better employment
opportunities in Israel.
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John Demjanjuk
tified as "Ivan" in 1943.
In an unprecedented case,
the U.S. extradited Demjanjuk
to Israel in February to stand
trial for Nazi war crimes and
stripped him of his U.S.
citizenship. Demjanjuk was a
retired auto mechanic for the
Ford Motor Co., in Cleveland,
Demjanjuk has claimed since
the outset of the proceedings
against him that he is innocent
and served as a Ukrainian con-
script in the Red Army who
was later captured by the Ger-
mans. After spending time in
POW labor camps, Demjanjuk
said he served in the "Vlasow
Army" in a Ukrainian, anti-
Soviet unit which defended
Prague during a Russian
BUT THOSE who pro-
secuted Demjanjuk in the
United States, namely the
former head of the OSI, Alan
Ryan, Jr., alleged that Dem-
janjuk never went to a POW
camp but instead defected to
the Nazi side and became a
guard outside the Treblinka
eras chamber who bludgeoned
men with a six-foot metal pipe
and mutilated women and
children on their way to the
gas chambers.
The prosecution's case in
Israel hinges on the positive
identification by Treblinka sur-
vivors of a photograph of Dem-
janjuk from a document pro-
vided by the Soviet govern-
ment during the proceedings
in the U.S. Buchanan said the
Soviets fabricated the docu-
ment, an old identity card.
Meanwhile the Cleveland
Plain Dealer reprinted
Buchanan's column after a
Ukrainian church group
mounted a support campaign
for Demjanjuk in that city.
thodox Church in the Free
World sent a representative,
Bishop Antony, to Israel to at-
tempt to attend the Demjanjuk
trial as an observer. Some
40,000 Ukrainian-Americans
live in Cleveland.
A spokesperson for
Cleveland's United Ukrainian
Organizations said they, too,
believe that Demjanjuk has
been falsely accused.
Bat Mitzvah
Valerie Kalna, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kalna of
Loxahatchee, will become a
Bat Mitzvah Saturday morn-
ing, October 18, 10:30 a.m., at
Temple Israel. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro will officiate.
A seventh grader at
Crestwood Middle School,
Valerie is a sports enthusiast.
She has participated in many
horse shows and has won
several awards.
Valerie is twinning her Bat
Mitzvah with Rachel Genusov
of Moscow to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry.
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