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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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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October 24, 1986
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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Jewish floridian
Summit Failure Hampers Soviet Jewry Issue
The failure of President
Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev to reach an
agreement on arms control
during their meetings in
Iceland may also diminish
possibilities for improvements
in Soviet human rights prac-
tices, including Jewish emigra-
tion from the USSR.
Both Reagan and Secretary
of State George Shultz in their
reports on the Iceland talks
stressed that human rights
Greenbaum to Lead Women's
Division Campaign For Second Year
Carol Greenbaum has been
named to head the Women's
Division 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign for the second con-
secutive year. The announce-
ment was made by Mollie Fit-
terman, President of Women's
Mrs. Greenbaum will be
responsible for organizing and
training an ever-growing
corps of campaign leaders and
for establishing and maintain-
ing liaisons with the general
campaign leadership and the
Continued on Page 5
Carol Greenbaum *t-
Knesset Approves Shamir's
Cabinet: New Premier
Stresses National Unity
Premier Yitzhak Shamir's
25-member Cabinet won
Knesset approval Monday by a
vote of 82-17 with three
abstentions. In a 40-minute ad-
dress preceding the vote of
confidence, Shamir said his
government would focus main-
ly on economic affairs during
the final two years of its
tenure but would also
vigorously pursue the peace
He stressed the "unity of the
nation," said that U.S.-Israel
relations were at an "un-
precedented peak" and ex-
pressed hope that the Eastern
European bloc, "first and
foremost" the Soviet Union,
would change their attitude
toward Israel.
Shamir emphasized that
Woman's Division B&P
Campaign Chairman
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Endowment Chairman
Reappointed ... paga 11
Meaning of Simchat Torah
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"Like its predecessor, this
government will be a govern-
ment of national unity ... It
will refrain from divisiveness
and extremism, will strive for
mutual respect and considera-
tion for others, and will seek to
augment the love of Israel
within us."
He said that both Likud and
the Labor Party shared the
aim of a strong and
economically sound Israel liv-
ing at peace with its Arab
neighbors. He said the dif-
ferences between the main
coalition partners were not
over aims but over the tactics
needed to achieve those aims.
"National unity is not just a
matter of parliamentary con-
venience, Shamir said
"Those who conceived the idea
of the unity government hoped
and desired that by virtue of
its very formation and ex-
istence, that government
would project a message of
unity, of drawing closer
together, of love of Israel, and
of true cooperation among the
country's political leadership
and between all the strata of
the population in the country.
"These goals have already
been achieved to a certain ex-
tent, and the government I
head will indeed make the uni-
ty of the nation its chief con-
cern," Shamir said.
were discussed, and Shultz
hinted that a statement in the
issue was in the offing.
But Reagan emphasized in
his luitionaljy-televised speech
from his White House office
Monday night (Oct. 13) that he
had told Gorbachev, as he had
when the two first met in
Geneva last year, that the
United States will judge Soviet
action on human rights not
just words.
"I made it plain that the
United States would not seek
to exploit improvement in
these matters for purposes of
propaganda," Reagan said in
his Oval Office television
"But I also made it plain,
once again, that an improve-
ment of the human condition
within the Soviet Union is in-
dispensable for an improve
ment in bilateral relations with
the United States."
Reagan said he told Gor-
bachev, "again in Reykjavik as
I had in Geneva, we Americans
place far less weight upon the
words that are spoken at
meetings such as these than
upon the deeds that follow.
When it comes to human
rights and judging Soviet in-
tentions, we are all from
Missouri: you have got to show
While Reagan did not
specifically mention Soviet
Jewry, Shultz did in response
to a question on human rights
at his briefing in Reykjavik
after the Reagan-Gorbachev
talks ended.
"The issue of human rights
Continued on Page 13
Four Experts on Terrorism
to Address Mideast Conference
Former Iranian Hostage to Speak
Four national experts on ter-
rorism, including a former Ira-
nian hostage, will ad dues aha
1986 Annual Middle East Con-
ference on World Terrorism,
announced Dr. Mark Rat-
tinger, Chairman of the Israel
Mideast Task Force of the
Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, sponsor
of the event. The conference
will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9,
9 a.m., at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches. Reservations are still
being accepted.
The featured speakers in-
clude former Iranian hostage
U.S. Ambassador Bruce La-
ingen; Jay Fischer, attorney
for the Leon Klinghoffer
Foundation; Phil Baum,
Associate Executive Director
of the American Jewish Con-
gress; and Stephen Silberfarb,
Senior Legislative Assistant
for the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee.
Dr. Rattinger noted the in-
crease in world terrorism and
the necessity for governments
to find ways to combat it. "Re-
cent events in the Middle East,
including last Wednesday's
despicable terrorist attack on
Israelis outside the Western
Wall in Jerusalem, only
underscores the importance of
us learning as much as we can
about the nature of the threat
that affects us all as both Jews
and Americans. In order to
Bruce Laingen
someday conquer terrorism,
we must first understand it. I
Continued on Page 2
Palm Beach County Federation
Wins Two National PR Awards
A total of 19 Gold, 34 Silver and 18 Bronze Awards for Excellence in Public
Relations will be presented to Jewish Federations throughout North America
during the 1986 Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly, Nov. 12-16 in
Chicago, it has been announced by Adrienne M. Offman of Toronto, Chairman of
the CJF Awards Committee.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County captured two silver awards in
the categories of Best Campaign Brochure and Best Invitations. The Campaign
Brochure titled "Many of the Reasons You Gave Up North Live Here Now!' was
developed for the part-time or new resident in this community. "The brochure
was used in most of our affiliates in the campaign and received a most favorable
response," stated Ronni Epstein, Director of Communications of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. The format was kept simple using questions
and answers that were most often asked by part-time residents.
The winning invitation was produced for the Community Dinner-Dance
which was given on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign. The theme for the event honored Jewish im-
migrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island and fulfilled the
American dream by becoming successful members of their communities. The in-
vitation carried through the theme "An Evening Beside the Golden Door" which
came from the last line of Emma Lazarus' poem at the base of the Statue of
The Council of Jewish derations is the national association of 200 Jewish
Federations, the central community organizations which serve nearly 800
Continued on Page 11

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Phil Baum
Stephen Silberfarb
Mideast Conference
On Terrorism
Continued from Page 1
urge all members of the com-
munity to join with us for this
important conference in which
we look forward to an infor-
mative and lively interchange
of ideas both among ourselves
and with our distinguished
panel of international experts
and victims of terrorism," he
U.S. Ambassador Bruce La-
ingen is a career Foreign Ser-
vice officer who has served in
many countries around the
world. During his last assign-
ment as Charge d'Affaires of
the Embassy in Tehran, he
was among those who were
held hostage from November
1979 to January 1981. Upon
their release, he became
spokesman for the group. Un-
til September 1986 he served
as Vice President of the Na-
tional Defense University in
Washington, D.C.
Jay Fischer is Senior Part-
ner in the law firm of Fischer,
Kagan, Ascione and Zaretsky.
He is a noted anti-terrorist ad-
vocate who represented the
Klinghoffer family in litigation
surrounding the Achille Lauro
Attorney Phil Baum super-
vises the AJC's program
relating to Israel, Soviet
Jewry and the Jewish com-
munities in Europe, Latin
America and the Arab coun-
tries. He is the author of The
Palestinians: An Essay on the
Uses of Terror and
As the senior legislative
assistant for AIPAC, Stephen
Silberfarb is the top aide to the
organization's lobbyists. He
writes the legislative column
for the Near East Report and
has authored several articles
and editorials dealing with the
Middle East, national security
and domestic policy issues.
The $15 registration fee in-
cludes the program and lunch.
For more information and/or
to make a reservation, contact
Mark Mendel, Staff Associate,
at the Federation office,
1987 Campaign -
Major Events
Major Gifts Dinner
Honored Guest
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
Federation Budget and Planning
Department Established
Susan Schwartz Named Director
Erwin H. Blonder, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, has an-
houced the establishment of a
Planning and Budget Depart-
ment and the appointment of
Susan E. Schwartz to be its
director. Noting that this is a
first for the Jewish community
of the Palm Beaches, Mr.
Blonder said, "Because of the
rapid growth of our communi-
ty, the Federation Board of
Directors determined that
there was a need to
systematically look at how the
services to our children, youth,
singles, families, elderly, etc.
are being delivered and how
Federation dollars were being
spent both on a short and long
term basis. The Planning and
Budget Department will work
with all areas of our communi-
ty to achieve these goals.
"We are confident that by
appointing Susan Schwartz to
this newly created position as
director of the department we
have found an extraordinary
individual whose enthusiasm,
proven ability to work with all
members of the community,
dedication to her job, and
superior organizational skills
will benefit greatly our com-
Susan Schwartz
munity's planned future
Federation's Executive
Director, Jeffrey L. Klein,
agreed with this assessment
and added, "The establish-
ment of the Planning and
Budget Department and the
naming of Susan to serve as its
director will give our Federa-
tion the opportunity to engage
in effective comprehensive
social planning for our com-
munity. Susan is an excellent
addition to our staff and we all
look forward to working with
Ms. Schwartz comes to this
community from Minneapolis,
Minnesota where for three
years she was the Assistant
Director for Planning and
Budget of their Jewish
Federation. Previously she
vorked in the Young Leader-
ship, Campaign and Planning
and Budget Departments of
the Philadelphia Jewish
A native of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, Ms. Schwartz
received her undergraduate
and graduate degrees in
education from Temple
University. She also has a
MSW from the Wurzweiler
School of Social Work.
The first eight years of her
career were spent as a history
teacher, reading specialist,
and curriculum consultant for
the Philadelphia School
District. She was also
associated with the National
Institute on the Holocaust and
spent time in Poland,
Continued on Page 15
1986 lax brackets make charitable gifts
especially desirable this year.
You can help yourself and your community
through a gift to the Federation
Endowment Fund. Let us tell you how.
Endowment Director
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
An Interview with Jeanne Levy
Q. You are a past President
of Federation, past President
of Women's Division. Why is it
at this time you have accepted
the General Campaign Chair-
manship of the 19 87
A. Many of those, like
myself, who are currently in-
volved in the Campaign have
been leaders in the past and
have chosen to become rein-
volved in order to provide a
"bridge" over which the
younger generation may travel
on their road to leadership
For instance, Myron
Nickman, our immediate past
President has accepted the
post of Associate General
Chairman as has Arnold
Lampert, our immediate past
Campaign Chairman. Let me
also mention that Alan
Shulman, a past President and
Campaign Chairman is now
Suite Visit Program Chair-
man, Bernard Plisskin, a
former Chairman of the Lands
of the President is also an
Associate General Chairman
as is Sheila Engelstein who for
many years has held many
Women's Division offices in-
cluding immediate past Presi-
dent. Barbara Gordon Green, a
past Campaign Chairman is
now chairing the 25th An-
niversary Celebration. Other
leaders like Ruthe Eppler of
Palm Beach, Lester Sodowick
of Eastpointe Country Club,
Milton Gold of Royal Palm
Beach, Sam Wadler of Cen-
tury Village and others have
accepted major positions in the
Currently, our Young
Leadership Committee, our
Young Adult Division, our
agencies and other organiza-
Jeanne Levy
tions in the community are
helping to prepare many
leaders for positions in
Federation in the near future.
I foresee that within a few
years the "younger genera-
tion" will have taken over
many of these Campaign
leadership positions.
Q. What will be special about
the way in which you and
others are planning to coor-
dinate the 1987 Campaign?
A. The 1987 Campaign has
an extremely complex "chart
of organization." There are
many of us involved at many
different levels and large
numbers of people are sharing
the most important respon-
sibilities this year. This is a
"people's campaign" and we
who are "at the top" assume
that most of the decisions are
going to be shared by others
working in important Cam-
paign capacities.
Q. What are some of the
highlights of the 1987
A. On November 23 we are
having a very important Cam-
paign Leadership Institute for
our Campaign Cabinet,
Federation Board of Directors
and the executive committees
of our agencies. On January 8,
1987 we will have our $10,000
minimum gift dinner at the
Breakers and on January 15,
the Women's Division will
have its $5,000 minimum gift
Lion of Judah. Our Community
Dinner Dance will be held on
Febraury 26 at the Breakers
and promises to be a spec-
tacular evening.
Q. What will be the role of the
Women's Division in the 1987
A. I mentioned the Women's
Division Lion of Judah event
on January 15. In addition, the
Women's Division is also hav-
ing an event for $1,200
minimum gifts called the
Pacesetters Event in mid-
February and other events for
Business and Professional
women and other groups
within the division. Our
Women's Division raised $2
million in 1986 and is a vital
component to our Campaign
Q. How about our Project
Renewal relationship with the
citizens of Hod Hasharon in
Israel? What is the status of
our Project Renewal and what
are our intentions for fund-
raising for Project Renewal
in 1987?
A. We are going to finish our
financial commitment to our
twinned community this year.
The Women's Division has for
many years presented a
K'Tubah to women who pledge
a minimum of $2,500 over
five years to Project Re-
newal. This year our General
Campaign is preparing to
present 280 beautiful Cer-
tificates of Honorary Residen-
cy in our Project Renewal com-
munity. These 280 certificates
will be presented to the first
280 contributors who pledge
$1,000 over a two-year period
and their names will be
emblazoned on a special plaque
m the City Hall of Hod
Hasharon in order for the
names of these people who
helped to complete this
historic task be remembered
Q. Jeanne, this Federation's
Campaign growth is excep-
tional. Why has this Federa-
tion's Campaign doubled in
four years? What are your ex-
pectations for 1987 and the
A. Yes, it is true that we
have had the fastest growing
Campaign in the United States
Continued on Page 13
Man Charged in Idaho
Racist Bombings
22-year-old man known to
have frequented the neo-Nazi,
white supremacist Aryan Na-
tions compound near Hayden
Lake, Idaho, was arrested
recnetly and charged in Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, on three
counts of bombing and one
count of attempted bombing.
The man, Robert Pires, is
the only person charged in con-
nection with the Sept. 15 bom-
bing of the home of Father BUI
Wassmuth, a Roman Catholic
priest, and the Sept. 29 bomb-
ings of a luggage store and the
Federal Building in Coeur
d'Alene, a resort town about
seven miles from the head-
quarters of the Aryan Nations.
Another bomb on the roof of
the Armed Forces Recruiting
Offices was found before it
went off. A Kootenai County
judge in Coeur d'Alene set bail
at $500,000.
custody several days prior to
Supreme Court to Hear Jewish Civil Rights Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has
agreed to decide whether Jews
are protected by the U.S. civil
rights laws. No date has been
set yet for arguments on the
Opening its new term, the
Supreme Court agreed to hear
the appeal of Shaare Tefila
Congregation, a Conservative
synagogue in the Washington
suburb of Silver Spring, Md.,
that was defaced in November,
1984 with anti-Semitic
epithets and Nazi symbols.
Eight men were charged in
criminal court, one of whom
was convicted of destroying
property. But the
500-members Congregation
filed for damages under two
federal civil rights laws passed
after the Civil War to protect
HOWEVER, last March the
Fourth District Court of Ap-
peals in Richmond, Virginia,
upheld a ruling by a federal
district court in Maryland that
the statutes did not apply to
Jews because they are not
members of a separate race.
The Supreme Court also
agreed to hear the case of an
Iraqi-born U.S. citizen who
sued St. Francis College in
Loretto, Pa., charging that he
was denied tenure because he
is an Arab.
Irvin Shapell, president of
the Jewish Advocacy Center,
said Shaare Tefila originally
brought the suit "to send the
clear and emphatic message
that anti-Semitic violence will
not be tolerated and that Jews
will fight back to the fullest ex-
tent of the law."
Center, a nonprofit legal ser-
vice organization which
represents without charge vic-
tims of anti-Semitic violence in
civil damages lawsuits, and the
Washington law firm of Hogan
and Hartson are representing
the congregation in the suit.
"Although the congregation
does not claim that Jews are a
separate race, it does argue
that Jews are entitled to pro-
tection if acts of hate violence
against them are racially
motivated," Shapell said.
"Courts should not decide
whether someone is entitled to
protection based on their
racial makeup, but rather bas-
ed on the nature of the attack
against them," he said.
"Many people and groups
suffer 'racial attacks even
though they are not considered
a 'race.' Those people and
groups are entitled to the same
protection under federal law
given to others," Shapell
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
Visit and Discover
Distinctive Clothing
Contemporary Furniture
Household Goods
Fine Art
242 South County Road
Palm Beach
Hours 10-5 Mon. through Sat.
Furniture pickup
Donations are
Your support of the Nearly New Thrift Shop benefits the program
of care for the elderly at the Center.
If you need job development assistance, please attend
the "Job Seminar" every Monday at 10 a.m., located at:
Jewish Family and Children's Service
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
For pre-registration contact Carol Barack at 684-1991.
Part Time Help Wanted
Nearly New Thrift Shop of the Morse Geriatric
Center seeking energetic, out-going person
with previous sales experience preferred, to
work Mondays 1W)0 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in highly
successful Palm Beach Store.
All inquiries to Morse Geriatric Center:
451-5111, ext. 195
his arrest after voluntarily of-
fering to testify to the bomb-
ings in exchange for their pro-
tection. In addition, three
others associated with the
group have been arrested on
charges of counterfeiting:
Olive and Ed Hawley, a couple
in their 20's, and David Dorr,
also in his 20's, who was
security chief for the Aryan
Nations. The three were ar-
rested by United States Secret
Service agents. The Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms reportedly found
weapons in Dorr's home.
Dorr's wife Debbie is
spokesperson for the Aryan
Information on the arrests
and on the activities of the
group was obtained by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency in
telephone interviews with the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith in Seattle, which
monitors the Pacific Nor-
thwest for anti-Semitic and
racist activities, with the pro-
secuting attorney's office in
Coeur d'Alene, and with
sources in Coeur d'Alene who
have requested anonymity
because of threats made
against them.
THE 20-ACRE Aryan Na-
tions compound is owned by
the Rev. Richard Butler, a
man in his 70's who is a leader
of both the Aryan Nations and
its relgious arm, the Church of
Jesus Christ Christian, which
ascribes to the Christian Iden-
Continued on Page 16
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Getting Their
Congress has been debating ways to force the United Na-
tions to control its budget and, in the process, lessen if not
end its anti-Western bias. Some examples from UN treat-
ment of the Arab-Israeli conflict illustrate the problem:
A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO)
found that the UN's Department of Public Information
(DPI) systematically distributes anti-American material,
have charged that the department disgorges reams of
material with an anti-Israeli viewpoint: pamphlets,
booklets, films, photographic displays and other propagan-
da media all bearing the UN emblem for worldwide
Israel has complained repeatedly to the Secretary-
General, to whom the DPI reports directly, but has receiv-
ed no satisfaction. And since it was not permitted access to
DPI budget figures, it could not find out how much money
the UN wastes in this way.
Another example of UN folly, fiscal as well as ideological,
is the politicized panel it sends out annually to investigate
human rights violations in Israel. Jerusalem rightly refuses
to cooperate with this hostile court. Underterred, the in-
vestigators visit Syria whose respect for human rights is
a bit substandard as well as Jordan and other Arab
states. They the issue a "report" based largely on Arab
press clippings.
Also suspect for both budgetary and political reasons are
the annual UN General Assembly sessions on the "Middle
East Question" and "the Question of Palestine." The
Middle East "debate," which usually lasts three or four
days, typically contains only a passing reference or two to
items like the Iran-Iraq war, the civil war in the Sudan and
other raging regional conflicts which do not involve Israel.
Nearly all its tune is spent on Israel-bashing. Last year,
when Israel's UN ambassador brought up these other,
bloodier crises, his colleagues accused him of bad form and
Then, to make sure not one misses the point, the
"debate" is rehashed for another three or four days under
the rubric of "the Question of Palestine." This at an
estimated $7,000 an hour for UN staff and other basic
But what happens when an Israeli leader suggests direct
negotiations between his country and its neighbors and
urges then to drop their "three no's" no peace, no
recognition, no negotiations enshrined by the Arab
states at Khartoum in 1967? Nearly all those so eager to
debate the Middle East question and "the Question of
Palestine" walk out. That happened to Shimon Peres last
year; it happened to Yitzhak Shamir recently.
The United States contributes 25 percent of the UN's tot-
al operating budget. Actual and threatened funding cuts
have begun to nudge the UN toward reform. The Soviet-
manipulated, anti-Western "automatic majority" which
includes the Arab bloc and many Third World nations is
snowing some cracks. U.S. political firmness, for example,
helped defeat the previously routine "Zionism-is-Racism"
resolution at the UN's Nairobi Conference on Women. To
help reform the UN, we need to keep the pressure on.
Recapturing the Vision of America
Human Welfare and Political Agenda Forum
Assistant News Coordinator
Declaring that we are in
danger of losing the vision of
America on which this country
was founded, nationally pro-
claimed human activist Rabbi
David Saperstein warned that
"for our traditional liberties to
remain secure, our nation
must walk a moral tightrope
between allowing religious
groups total freedom of
political expression and im-
posing by political coersion
their religious view on all
Speaking last week at the
Hyatt Palm Beaches before a
full audience composed of
members of many local social
service organizations, Rabbi
Saperstein, Director of the
Social Action Center for the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, stressed that
whether we will recapture the
vision of America will be decid-
ed specifically by the future
legislation passed, the nature
of the Congress elected over
the next several years, and the
make-up of the Supreme
Although he feels that peo-
ple who share his vision of
America must remain vigilant,
Rabbi Saperstein sees hope in
the fact that the religious right
has failed to win one battle in
Congress over the last sue
years in the areas of crea-
tionism, school prayer, and
pro-life legislation.
The only exception to this in
which he experienced a mo-
ment of trepidation, was the
Pawtucket creche case of two
previous Congressional ses-
sions. The Supreme Court
allowed a creche to be part of a
seasonal display on public
land. "Although the court
meant what it said that when a
creche is set in a context of a
general seasonal display it too
loses its religious identity and
becomes a secular symbol, the
fact that a scene depicting the
birth of Christ is classified as a
secular symbol not only is bad
Reader's Write
Women's Rights Bill Should Be Supported
The Jewish Floridian:
In September the represen-
tatives of 14 national Jewish
organizations, speaking for
three million women, joined in
Washington at a meeting spon-
sored by B'nai B'rith Women.
Their purpose was to draw at-
tention to the long overdue
ratification of a bill supporting
women's rights now before the
This international document
with vital contributions from
the U.S., has been sponsored
by 92 nations. It was the result
of the Mid-Decade Conference
of Women in Copenhagen in
1980. It is an International Bill
of Rights for Women which ad-
vocates important issues such
as parental/family leave, pay
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equity and pension reform.
The document was ratified
by 87 nations while U.S.
ratification has been delayed
by Senate hearings in the
Foreign Relations Committee
since 1980. The long delayed
ratification might well be an
important step towards com-
plete elimination of discrimina-
tion against women. As
reported by the countries who
ratified the document great
progress was made after the
conclusion of the legal process.
Following the example of
B'nai B'rith Women in
Washington, BBW Mitzvah
Council of West Palm Beach
pledged t& work for the
ratification of this bill. At this
point women have to empower
themselves and take a more
active part in the political pro-
cess. We have to disseminate
important information, ex-
press our opinions and make
our voices heard.
Anita V. Opper, PhD
Lake Worth, FL
Rabbi David Saperstein
Constitutional policy but is
anathema to the religious
views and rights of our Chris-
tian brothers," Rabbi Sapers-
tein stated.
The rabbi's main concern,
however, is the composition of
the Supreme Court as it now
stands and the direction it is
likely to go in the near future.
"In America Jews have had a
stable society because of the
Constitution but now we see
the courts being radically
changed. An ideological litmus
test is being applied to pro-
spective justices.'
According to Rabbi Sapers-
tein, one-third of the Supreme
Court and 50 percent of the
lower courts are now staun-
chly Conservative in the area
of human rights. "The courts
are asserting the claims of the
minority against the power of
the majority," he asserted.
The appointment of Judge
Scalia to the Supreme Court
will see restrictions being out
on abortion rights and rights
of women, the rabbi said. As a
result of political wrangling
during the last week of Con-
gress, two important amend-
ments to the Hyde Amend-
ment which cuts off public fun-
ding for abortion in the case of
rape and incest were defeated.
Rabbi Saperstein vows that "if
no amendment gets through
this year, we'll try again next
Citing the statistics that
fewer than 10 percent of the
population live in classic
families (wage earner with a
wife at home) and that 67 per-
cent of women with children
under three years of age work,
Rabbi Saperstein said that
human activists' efforts over
the next year would be com-
mitted to the family. "In 117
countries there are provisions
for post-natal leave. The U.S.
is the only country with no
such policy. Bonding is impor-
tant during the first year of
life. It is in our national in-
terest to strengthen the fami-
ly. Our vision is being tested."
Rabbi Saperstein believes
that the current administra-
tion is using the deficit as an
excuse to dismantle the social
welfare system. "But," he
counters, there continues to
be a large defense build up. At
stake is the vision of an active,
compassionate government
mindful of the needs of
children, the elderly, the
homeless, and so many more.
Although President Reagan
promised a safety net, social
welfare cutbacks have made
the disparity grow."
During a question and
answer session afterwards,
Rabbi Saperstein noted that
President Reagan testifies to
the triumph of liberal ideology
in America. As governor of
California, he was calling for
sweeping reforms of the social
welfare system and other such
ultra Conservative views but
upon taking office as Presi-
dent, he now supports the
basic premise of the social
welfare system.
The event was sponsored in
part by the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Campaign Co-Chairs Appointed
Shulman to Chair Women's Division B&P Campaign
Carol Greenbaum, Cam-
paign Vice President of the
Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, has announced
that Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman
has been appointed to head the
Women's Division Business
and Professional Women's
Networking Group 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign."
Mrs. Greenbaum said,
"Elizabeth Shulman is an ex-
tremely committed and involv-
ed member of our Jewish com-
munity, having actively par-
ticipated in numerous Federa-
tion and Women's Division
areas over the years. We are
pleased that she has accepted
this important Campaign posi-
tion and know that the same
qualities called for in her
psychotherapy practice and
have kept her active in our
Jewish community the abili-
ty to analyze personal situa-
tions, compassion, a broad
view of the problems will
serve her well in achieving
great gains in this year's
In accepting her new posi-
tion, Dr. Shulman said, "It's a
joy and an honor for me to
have been asked to chair a full-
fledged B and P Women's
Campaign for 1987. Our
B and P Women's Group has
developed fine, motivated
campaign leadership during
the few short years of its ex-
istence. The women of this
group are exciting, warm and
very committed to sharing
their professional skills and in-
sights in a way which benefits
our local Jewish community
and our Jewish family abroad.
Any Jewish B and P women
who have not yet had an oppor-
tunity to participate in this
group will have a special treat
if they attend our upcoming
Campaign Event on Thursday,
Nov. 20, 6 p.m., at the
Radio /TV/ Film
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5 with host Barbara Gordon Interview with noted
Jewish genealogist Arthur Kurzweil.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Oct. 26, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel 12
(8:30 a.m. WFLX TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Oct. 30, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM a summary of news and commen-
tary on contemporary issues.
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Community Calendar
October 24
Free Sons of Israel 12:30 p.m. Women's League for
Israel Miami Beach through Oct. 27
October 25
Shemini Atzeret
October 26
Simchat Torah United Jewish Appeal 13th International
Leadership Reunion in Melbourne through Oct. 30 -
October 27
Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Boynton Beach board -10 a.m. Jewish Com-
munity Center no school holiday program Women's
American ORT Rishona Golf Tournament Women's
American ORT Lake Worth West -12:30 p.m. Golden
Lakes Temple Sisterhood 10 a.m. Women's American
ORT Mid Palm 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Shalom lun-
cheon/card party
October 28
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m. Jewish
Community Day School Parent/Teacher Conference 6
p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil Na'Amat USA Ezrat -
membership tea noon Temple Beth Torah Men's Club -
8 p.m. Na'Amat USA Sharon board 10 a.m. Jewish
Federation Jewish Education Meeting 8 p.m.
Jewish Federation Retirement Communities Meeting -
9:30 a.m.
October 29
Hadassah Henrietta Szold lunch/show noon National
Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach paid-up member-
ship luncheon noon Women's American ORT Lake
Worth West theatre/lunch 12:15 p.m. Women's
American ORT Palm Beach trip to Calder 10 a.m.
Hadassah Aliya bond drive luncheon at The Royce
Na'Amat USA Sharon mini conference in Miami through
Oct. 30 Na'Amat USA Council mini conference in Miami
through Oct. 30 Jewish Federation Women's Division
Business ami Professional Worker Training 5:30 p.m.
October 30 '
Jewish Community Day School Parent/Teacher Con-
ference 6 p.m.
Biltmore Beach Club, Palm
Dr. Shulman has been a
member of the Executive
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County for four years and has
sat on its Board of Directors
since 1979. Her contributions
to the work of the Campaign
Cabinet of Women's Division
have won her recognition as a
highly esteemed nine-year
veteran of the Cabinet.
She has served as Women's
Division Vice President for
Leadership Development,
Chairperson of Federation's
Jewish Education Committee,
Co-Chair of the Leadership
Development Program and
member of the Budget and
Allocations and Public Rela-
tions Committees. She also is a
member of United Jewish Ap-
peal's National B and P
Women's Council.
Additional appointments to
the B and P Campaign team
made by Dr. Shulman include
Leslie Artsis Adams, B and P
Campaign Co-Chairperson in
charge of the Campaign Event
pre-event to be held at the
home of Dr. Helen Hoffman;
Ingrid Rosenthal, B and P
Campaign Co-Ghairperson
responsible for the Campaign
Event which will be held this
year at the Biltmore Beach
Club; and Angela Gallicchio,
BandP Super Sunday
Dr. Shulman said, "I am
delighted that Leslie, Ingrid,
and Angela, who have combin-
ed their impressive profes-
sional abilities with their com-
mitment to the Jewish com-
munity, will be working with
me to help the B and P Cam-
paign achieve new heights. I
am very fortunate that these
women have been intensely in-
volved in the B and P Group
during its important formative
Ms. Adams has been on the
Women's Division B and P
Women's Networking Group
Steering Committee for the
last several years and co-

I)r. Elizabeth Shulman
Leslie Artsis Adams
Ingrid Rosenthal
chaired the first B and P Cam-
paign Event last year. She also
participated in the first
B and P Mission to Israel in
1982. She is a member of the
National 2000 Council of Tech-
nion. Ms. Adams is a Vice
President with JB Hanauer
and Company, investment
Mrs. Rosenthal, a member of
the B and P Steering Commit-
tee since 1984, also co-chaired
the B and P Campaign Event
last year. She currently serves
as B and P liaison to the
Women's Division Board. Mrs.
Rosenthal is a CPA and is com-
ptroller with the law firm of
Rosenthal and Findler. She is
also a member of the Florida
Angela Gallicchio
and American Institute of
CPA's, the Jewish Community
Center, and the YWCA.
Last year Ms. Gallicchio
served as Super Sunday
Chairperson for Women's
Division. She also was a mem-
ber of Federation's Young
Adult Division Task Force in
1985 and is a YAD Board
Member this year. A current
member of the Community
Relations Council, she
served on the Soviet Jewry
Rally Committee in 1985. She
is President of the Flagler
Evening Section of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women and professionally is a
financial consultant with
Flagler Securities.
Greenbaum to Lead Women's Division
Campaign for Second Year
Continued from Page 1
national UJA campaign.
"We are delighted that
Carol has accepted the Cam-
paign Vice Presidency for the
second year." stated Mrs. Fit-
terman. "Under her expert
leadership of the 1986
Women's Division Campaign
we had another record break-
ing year. Women's Division
raised nearly $2,000,000 which
was a 25 percent increase over
last year and represented 26
percent of the total dollars
raised by our Federation. Once
again, with Carol's inspiring
leadership, we hope to set new
Before moving to Florida in
1981, Mrs. Greenbaum served
as President of the Women's
Division and Young Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Akron, Ohio. She also
was a member of the Board of
the Jewish Family and
Children's Service there.
Currently a member of the
Board and Campaign Cabinet
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, Mrs.
Greenbaum has chaired many
important campaign events for
Women's Division, including
the Pacesetter's Event. She
also chaired the Women's Divi-
sion Nominating Committee in
Mrs. Greenbaum's additional
involvement in the Jewish
community includes member-
ship in Bat Gurion Chapter of
Hadassah and the National
Council of Jewish Women.
"Once again," stated Mrs.
Greenbaum, "I am looking for-
ward to a very successful year
in our campaign. It is only
through the commitment and
enthusiasm of all our volunteer
workers that we are able to
raise the funds to help our
fellow Jews locally and
Commitment, miDD
makes us Jews. That's
why we're beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Red Involvement is
with the Living.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Simchat Torah
Why Pray for Rain on This Occasion?
Cocaine Controversy
Workshop Held at JCC
Simchat Torah, which this
year falls on Sunday, Oct. 26,
is the time to rejoice and to
celebrate the completion of the
reading of the law. But a little
known yet important aspect of
the holiday is the fact that
throughout the world on Sim-
chat Torah, Jews pray for rain
in Israel on 22nd Tishrei and
a day later in the Diaspora.
After all the joyous proces-
sions with the Torah scrolls,
after the singing, dancing and
merriment, when the scrolls
are returned to the Ark, we
recite Tefillat Geshem the
Prayer for Rain.
Why pray for rain, and why
at this particular time? For
Jews who live in the Southern
Hemisphere (Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa) it
doesn't even make sense, for
in their part of the world, sum-
mer is approaching, yet they
are still required to make the
Ktition. And is a winter of
rd rain really necessary in
Historically, when the
Jewish nation was forced to
leave its homeland and scatter
in the Diaspora, the holidays
related to Judaism were
already firmly intertwined
with the physical realities of
the land of Israel with its land-
scapes, nature and agricultural
problems. Tishrei, the seventh
month, is linked to the start of
the winter rains. Even today
in an era of irrigation, crops in
Israel will no doubt fail if a
winter of drought is realized.
We are commanded in Ex-
Israel Bonds
Evelyn Blum, Chairman of
the Women's Division for
Israel Bonds, recently
returned from the 1986 Fall
Leadership Conference held
in Baltimore, Maryland. Of
particular impact was United
States Senator Joseph
Biden's behind the scenes
report on U.S.-Israel rela-
tionships from his vantage
point as a member of the
Senate Foreign Relations
Committee. Senator Biden
stressed that American
Jewry's support of Israel is
closely watched by the
odus 23:16: "Yoy shall keep
the festival of the ingathering
at the end of the year, when
you gather in from the fields
the fruit of your labor." The
festival referred to is Sukkoth,
and Simchat Torah is the last
day. By "the end of the year"
is meant the end of the
agricultural year, which in
Israel is early mid-October.
In Biblical times, crops still
in the fields were hastily
gathered for storage before
the winter rains. The figs and
raisins were brought in from
the rooftops where they had
been drying in the sun; olives
were pressed for oil or
marinated for eating, and the
date clusters were cut from
the palm trees.
The prayer for Rain recited
by Ashkenazi Jews was writ-
ten by Eliezer Kallir. It pleads
for abundant water because of
the merit of our forefathers
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Moses, Aaron and the Twelve
Tribes, "... for a blessing,
and not for a curse; for life and
not for death; for plenty and
not for famine."
Prayers for rain are among
the earliest liturgical texts,
and withholding it is regarded
in the Bible as a punishment
from God (Deut. 11:11-17; I
Kings 17:1). God is
acknowledged as the power
causing rain, and in the prayer
He is petitioned for fertility of
the fields and preservation
from famine.
Simchat Torah only began to
be celebrated as a separate
festival from Sukkoth some
time between the 6th and 13th
centuries. Rabbi Nachman of
Breslov, a famed mystic and
Kabbalist, likened joy to a
vessel with which to draw
upon the wellsprings of the
Torah's vitality and freshness.
There is a belief, recorded in
the Mishnah, that "the world
is judged through water." To-
day, with the Jewish people
again settled in Israel, there is
an even greater awareness of
the unbroken unity of the land
of Israel and the nation of
No matter in what part of
the world Jews may live today,
Judaism has only one tradition
for all its people which centers
around the belief in One God
who controls all the forces of
nature, the fate of all crops
and the destiny of all nations.
It is fitting that when we
celebrate at Simchat Torah,
we pray for good winter rains
that will ensure fertility for
the agricultural land of Israel.
On Sept. 23, the Singles
Groups of the Jewish Com-
munity Center held a panel
discussion on "The Cocaine
Controversy, Crisis or
Hysteria." The panel consisted
of Susan Skolly, pharmacist;
Dr. William Rea from Lake
Hospital; and Officer Wells
from the West Palm Beach
Police Force.
The panel spoke about the
very addictive nature of co-
caine rock and the influence it
is having on the community in
terms of increased crime and
violence. Officer Wells stress-
ed that this is a crisis and not a
hysterical reaction. The Police
Force alone cannot handle the
problems they are seeing
associated with cocaine rock.
Dr. Rea described the treat-
ment as being a slow process
with a success rate of approx-
imately 70 percent after one
year. The major problem is
that a person returns from
treatment to the same
neighborhood, school and
peers where the drug remains
readily available and then have
a hard time resisting
Ms. Skolly explained the dif-
ference between cocaine that
is snorted and cocaine that is
smoked. Smoking has a much
more immediate effect, gives a
stronger "high," is more ad-
dictive and much more
All three experts concluded
that cocaine rock is more
dangerous and destructive
than any other drug we have
had to deal with in the past It
will take a strong effort by
every segment of the com-
munity to get a grip on this
Nazi Records Discovered in Poland
ly 800 books from 54 registries
of the former German district
of Swidnica in southwest
Poland, containing records on
the deaths of prisoners
murdered in the former Nazi
Gross Rosen death camp in the
locality of Rogoznica, have
been discovered, the World
Jewish Congress reported
believed to have been
destroyed by the Nazis during
their retreat from the camp
but were recently found in the
attic of a house in Swidnica
currently being converted to
serve as a health center.
Specialists have begun ex-
amining the newly-discovered
Nazi documents. The analysts
say the records are in-
complete, and the regional
militia office in Swidnica has
appealed to local inhabitants
asking them to turn in any
documents in their possession.
At last there's time for a leisurely breakfast,
unhurried conversation and the chance
to enjoy a second (or even a third) cup of
rich, delicious Maxwell House'Coffee. It
couldn't be anything but Sunday morning
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Helping People
The Kid Who Wants Everything
By the Staff
of Jewish Family
and Children's Service
(All case names mentioned
in these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
Rachel and Steve divorced;
Sarah, their six-year-old
daughter continued to live
with her mother and visited
her father on weekends and
vacations. As is usual in such
situations, finances at mom's
home were a lot tighter than
they were at dad's. During the
week, Sarah was frequently
told that toys and treats were
not within the family budget.
However, on weekends, Sarah
was able to persuade her
father to provide her with all
kinds of goods and services.
Consequently, she would
return to mom's complaining
and concluding that life at
dad's was more fun.
Of course, this made Sarah's
mother more than a little
angry. That's when she came
to Jewish Family and
Children's Service. "I have an
entry level job that I was lucky
to get after the divorce," she
told the counselor. "I also get
a relatively small amount of
child support ... really not
enough to pay Sara's basic
necessities. On the other hand,
Steve has continued in his
already flourishing career. If
he were a few years younger,
he'd be a perfect yuppie. Out-
side of a yacht and an apart-
ment overlooking the Mediter-
ranean, he can buy almost
anything he wants. And, he
can buy Sarah almost anything
she asks for. These days that
includes computer games, fan-
cy clothes (which makes her
look like a junior size Madon-
na), and even a trip to
Disneyworld. Not only is he
turning my formerly lovely
and well behaved little girl into
a materialistic monster, but he
is also turning her against me.
What can I do about this
Counselors hear this kind of
story over and over again. In
many divorces, fathers tend to
have the money mothers,
the children. And, children
quickly learn that they can use
their parents' competitive feel-
ings to get all kinds of material
"goodies." They manipulate
both mom and dad and play
them off against each other.
Obviously, this is damaging
to everyone concerned. The
parents who probably are
both still bitter about the
broken marriage are
presented with a whole new
set of potential conflicts and
the child, who is learning
manipulative techniques which
might do a great deal of harm
in later life. The newly
materialistic Little Sarah may
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try to employ some of these
methods in her relationships
with friends, co-workers and
eventually, the men she will
meet and date.
It becomes vital to
everybody's sound mental
health that the parents get
together and intelligently
discuss the situation. They
should agree on some rules
about how to deal with Sarah's
demands. If both parents
realize that their attitudes are
harming their young daughter,
they will probably manage to
come up with ways of coping
with the problem. Unfor-
tunately, many divorced
couples find it hard to talk to
each other. Add to that the
fact that Sarah's father feels
that because he is not part of
her day-to-day life any longer,
he must make something up to
Couples most frequently
come to an agency such as
Jewish Family and Children's
Service when the marriage is
breaking down, and they are
trying to keep the family
together. They may also come
during a bitter divorce, to try
to ease the tensions and to
keep their children from
becoming too confused and
unhappy. Rarely do they seek
counseling after they have
been living their separate lives
for a year or more even when
problems with children occur
that clearly concern both
parents. In a case like Sarah's,
the mother may ask for help
with her child but if the
father is also involved, they
generally don't think about
getting help together.
In the long run, counseling is
one of the best solutions for
post-divorce issues involving
children. Sarah's mother could
go to court and try to get her
child support payments in-
creased, in order to compete
with her ex-husband in pro-
viding gifts for Sarah, but
what Sarah needs is a firm
hand from both parents not
more gifts from mom, as well
as dad.
Parents are often not aware
of the fact that counselors at
agencies like Jewish Family
and Children's Service are ex-
perienced in dealing with post-
divorce problems, as well as
those that happen when the
marriage is first breaking up.
Those who never received
counseling might do well to
start trying to sort out their
new problems with profes-
sional help at this time. Those
who have received help
through counseling before,
might well come in for a series
of refresher sessions. Both the
parents and the child will
(The Jewish Family and
Children'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. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and the
United Way.)
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and Advertising in this
issue are not to be con-
strued as an endorsement
by the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
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4 cups (32 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 package (8 oz.) cream
cheese, softened
V4 cup minced onion
1 Vi teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspooon garlic
'? teaspoon dried
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 cups (16 oz ) shredded tow-
moisture mozzarella cheese
y cup grated Parmesan cheese
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If You Know Her Recon
Senator Hawkins has written or sponsored many vital
pieces of legislation dealing with crucial Jewish
issues. She then spent her time and considerable
energy to making sure they were passed.
Are you aware of the true facts?
Senator Paula Hawkins was a co-sponsor of the Bill to move the American Embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Senator Paula Hawkins introduced legislation to create a program for increased
broadcasting to Soviet Jews through Radio Maccabee. A modified form of this was
passed in the 1985 Foreign Aid Bill.
Senator Paula Hawkins hand delivered a petition to the Russian Embassy on behalf
of Soviet Jewry.
Senator Paula Hawkins opened the "PLO TERRORISM EXHIBIT" at the B'nai B'rith
Building in Washington.
Senator Paula Hawkins was a sponsor of a Senate resolution calling for the
International Red Cross to recognize the Magen David Adorn.
Senator Paula Hawkins is one of the five Senate members of the "Holocaust
Memorial Council".
Senator Paula Hawkins was the deciding vote in Committee to make sure that U.S.
aid to Israel never falls below Israel's annual debt repayment owed to the United
Senator Paula Hawkins was honored with Awards and endorsements from the
following major Jewish Organizations:

Paula Hawkins' great committment to Jewish interests was illustrated
by her actions, when at political risk to herself she was critical of the
administration when she thought it necessary.
She was highly critical of the Presidents visit to Bitburg.
She led the fight against military shipments to Jordan and
Saudi Arabia.

" Senator Paulo Hawkins hi
precious asset for Jewish m
Senator Paula Hawkins has been the most productive freshman Senator in hHIo
In ordef to keep faith with Florida's senior citizens. Senator Hawkins authored a successful amendment to restore co adjustments to Social Security recfeients (in 1986). cosi-of-Wng
This legislation which directs 70% of Federal employment funds to job training includes many provisions she authored to niv
important consideration to older citizens and women as well as funding assistance for day care for the children of trainees
Senator Hawkins co-sponsored an amendment which increased the tax credit which could be claimed bv corents of rhin i
day care facilities and extended that coverage to adults supporting older dependents. r ^ .. ur cmiaren m
Senator Hawkins introduced i
eradication 90% of the drugs*
foreign policy be used as a t
Important legislation we hovel
Senator Hawkins' sponsorship!
increased awareness of this
and Exploited Children and
From this leadership role. Ser
increased effectiveness in
We Must Vote For Senator Paula Hawkins Because Of Her Sincerf L
We often wonder WHO CAN WE TRUST? When It comes to Israel and le

rd You Must Conclude
ur Support
Latest polls show
her finally taking the lead
in the election. Gannett's
newest state poll gives Paula
48% to her opponents 40%.
Paula Hawkins
has shown she has great
influence in the White House.
We need her continued influence
there on issues such as Soviet Jewry
and the Mid-East.
She will be an Important
influence in the Republican
Administration for at least
two more years.
"Senator Paula Hawkins has been an indispensable leader in the Senate for Jewish concerns. She has led the fight
m support of Jews worldwide and for the State of Israel. We must retain her leadership in the Senate as it is of vital
significance to Jewish interests."
MAX FISCHER Honorary Chairman, National Jewish Coalition
Senator Paula Hawkins has been the hardest working Senator on Jewish issues such as Israel. Soviet Jewry and the
Holocaust Memorial. It is of major importance to the Jewish community that she returns to the Senate for another
six years."
RUDY BOSCHWITZ U.S. Senator from Minnesota
"Whenever the Jewish community has had any issue of concern be it Soviet Jewry, Ethiopian Jewry or Israel. Paula
Hawkins has been there as a leader in the fight."
ARLEN SPECTER U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
"As a freshman Senator. Paula Hawkins voted against the sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia in spite of intensive
pressures and has consistently opposed arms sales to States that refuse to make peace with Israel."
HERBERT D. KATZ Community and National Leader
"Thank you dear Senator for your friendship and understanding which you have demonstrated with so great a
civic courage."
MENACHEM BEGIN Former Prime Minister
he s been the most
erests in the Senate."
"Throughout her distinguished public life. Paula
Hawkins has proved herself a reliable opponent of all
forms of bigotry. Paula Hawkins appreciates the State
of Israel as a vigorous fellow-democracy and
important strategic ally."
Senator Hawkins is warmly greeted by Prime Minister
Perez on one of her visits to Israel.
"Paula Hawkins was most Instrumental in winning Senate approval of appropriations for
Operation Moses. She proved to be a tough effective fighter."
RICHARD KRIEGER Head of U.S. Holocaust Council
assed the Diplomacy Against Drugs Act which, for the first time, links U.S. foreign aid to drug
r *umed in the United States are produced abroad. Senator Hawkins mandated that U.S.
1 fight drugs at their source. Senator De Concinl. Democrat, has called this bi the most
pe fight against drugs.
advocacy of this measure resulted in a public law that is the keystone to our nation's
jav- Additional measures that she has sponsored established the National Center for Missing
f^ the Office of Juvenile Justice within the Justice Department.
?awkms has led a careful examination of numerous critical Federal programs ana has sougnr
[^g their public responsibilities. ^__^_________
Some may tell you that Bob Graham will be
just as good as Paula on our issues. However,
Bob Graham's family owns and operates the
Washington Post, a newspaper that has been
constantly critical of Israel and the U.S. Israel
relationship, a newspaper no Jew considers his
friend. Graham's obligations to his family and
sources of campaign financing means he can-
not be as loyal on Israel as Paula Hawkins. Her
voting record is 100% since she entered the
3i] Loyalty And Untiring Devotion In Support Of Jewish Interests
i ie Jewish people, Paula has proven she is the one WE CAN TRUST!

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Hadassah Physicians, Researchers Mark
Progress in Battle Against Cancer
JERUSALEM Physicians
and researchers at the Sharett
Institute of Oncology of the
Hadas3ah-Hebrew University
Medical Center in Ein Karem
are gaining new ground in the
ongoing battle aganist one of
the world's deadliest killers
Officials of the Institute,
recognized worldwide as a
leader in research and treat-
ment of the disease, report
that four out of ten of the In-
stitute's patients are con-
sidered to be medically cured
of cancer meaning that after
five years there has been no
recurrence of their disorders.
The Institute, headed by
Dr.Shoshanna Biran, has
pioneered in the use of new
and innovative therapies in the
treatment of cancer and has
won the respect of the world
medical community for its
research into the cause and
control of the disease.
As one measure of the In-
stitute's renown, Dr. Biran
was recently elected Chairman
of Oncology of the World
Riahona Chapter is having their regular meeting, on
Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the American Savings
Bank, Westgate, C.V. Entertainment and collation to
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 announces its Nov. 2 Sunday
meeting at the Mid-County Senior Citizen's Center, 2nd
Street at Dixie Hwy. Traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream Cheese
breakfast will commence at 9:30 a.m.
The Lodge presents Guest Speaker: Steve Shotz, the
Florida State Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Committee
who will present a message entitled: "The Jew An En-
dangered Species."
Tel Aviv Lodge No. 3015 will hold its next meeting on
Monday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, Lake
Worth. Louise Shure, Director, Palm Beach Regional Of-
fice of ADL, will be the guest speaker.
Bus seats are still available for the lodge's Thanksgiving
Weekend trip to Sanibel Island. For information, call Lou
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter announces its "coming at-
tractions" Nov. 16 a one day trip to Vizcaya. Tour and
lunch at a famous restaurant are included.
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving trip to Ft. Myers/Naples.
The Florida Atlantic Region is opening the season for
the Sale of Bonds for Israel on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at
11:30 a.m. at the Royce Hotel. Fran Freiman will be
honored. (Purchase of Bonds not required.) Contribution:
Golda Meir Club will hold a Flea Market Nov. 2, 8:30
a.m. through 2 p., at Century Corners Shopping Center
Okeechobee Blvd.
Theodore Herzl Club will have a paid up membership
luncheon on Nov. 6, 1 p.m., at the Lake Worth Shuf-
fleboard Courts, 1121 Lucerne Ave.
Okeechobee Section, next general membership meeting
Thursday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m., American Bank, Westgate.
Guest speaker Rabbi Joel Levine of Temple Judea, subject:
"Soviet Jewry."
The next meeting of the Lake Worth Chapter will be
held on Monday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. at Beach Federal
(formerly Sunrise Savings Bank), corner Gun Club Road
and Military Trail. A speaker from the League of Women
Voters will discuss the issues of the election. All are
welcome. A mini-lunch will be served.
The next regular meeting of Mid Palm Chapter will be
held on Monday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom,
Lake Worth. The movie "Nothing But the Best" will be
shown about ORT schools in Latin American countries. All
are invited.
Future events:
Nov. 4-7 Regency Spa.
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving trip to Tampa, St.
Petersburg and Clearwater.
For information call Lee Levine.
The group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the
Century Village Clubhouse. World Co-Chairman of Keren
Kayemeth Leisrael, Mordechai Day an will be the guest
speaker. The meeting will be dedicated to the Jewish Na-
tional Fund. There will be entertainment. Contact Esther
Molat for more information.
Health Organization. She is
the first Israeli to be elected to
a position of such prominence
in the United Nations agency.
The Institute is among the
first cancer treatment centers
in the world to utilize the
liposomal adriamycin treat-
ment the use of the body's
liposomes, or fats, to carry
medication to diseased organs.
The treatment has proven
especially successful in com-
bating liver cancers because it
carries the drug adriamycin
directly to the liver,
Finance Minister
Looks Ahead
Israel's Finance Minister,
Moshe Nissim, met in
Washington recently with U.S.
Treasury Secretary James
Baker and Secretary of State
George Shultz. Shultz has
played a key role in monitoring
the economic stabilization pro-
gram instituted in mid-1985 by
Israel's national unity govern-
ment. Nissim, who moved
from Justice to Finance
Minister five months ago,
when former Finance Minister
Yitzhak Modai resigned after
criticizing Prime Minister
Shimon Peres, has won praise
from the Israeli press for the
handling of his new
In one Washington briefing,
Nissim stressed that Israel s
economic reforms will con-
tinue after rotation. The
Finance Minister stressed that
the unity government had ac-
complished what no single par-
ty could by itself economic
reform and that a
premature end of the govern-
ment before its term expires in
1988 could halt the process.
Inflation, previously running
at more than 400 percent an-
nually, now registers between
15 percent and 20 percent. So
emphasis will shift from
stabilization to growth, Nissim
said. "We must now begin
some reforms to change the
basic economic structure."
One change should come in
Israel's capital markets. The
goal will be to reduce govern-
ment borrowing, which will
enable the private sector to get
loans for expanding productive
capacity and jobs, Nissim said.
Prior to the Finance Minister's
visit Reagan Administration
sources told NER that while
Israelis have a relatively high
savings rate, government bor-
rowing has crowded out
Nissim also envisioned a se-
cond area of change Israeli
tax policy. He anticipated a
hard political fight, but noted
that "we can't expect to renew
economic growth without tax
reform." Nissim said opposi-
tion might come, in particular,
from trade unions, groups op-
posed to cutting social welfare
programs and businesspeople
uncertain about the effects of
economic change.
He added that alternatives
will be examined in the next
two months; then, if the
government agrees on a
reform, "it will be a bold one,"
not a series of minor modifica-
tions. Now, according to U.S.
sources, Israeli tax rates in-
cluding 61 percent on corpora-
tions and 60 percent on capital
gains are among the highest
in the free world.
Structural change should
also come about through what
Nissim called "liberaliza-
tion .. We have to reduce
government involvement in
the economy." As part of the
liberalization, the unity
government hopes to sell a
number of firms it now con-
trols or in which it owns a par-
tial interest. The Finance
Minister cited the sale of the
government's interest in Haifa
Chemicals as one example of
what Americans call
Israeli sources said that the
end of the $1.5 billion in sup-
plemental economic assistance
Washington provided
Jerusalem to support economic
stabilization will not adversely
affect plans for growth. They
noted that Israel used the
funds as intended to
restructure its foreign debt
and to reduce pressure from
foreign lenders. U.S. sup-
plemental aid did not go into
the domestic budget, so its end
should not be felt in Israel's
They also said it was too ear-
ly, after only one year of
operation, to judge the worth
of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade
Area (FTA) agreement. They
speculated that the positive
impact of the FTA will be felt
gradually in the next few
The plans Nissim outlined
coincided, in general, with
those Administration analysts
believe are necessary. But
U.S. observers conceded that
American emphasis on less
government spending and less
government intervention con-
tradicts some socialist
elements of Israel's original
Labor Zionist economy. But
one source stressed that
Washington was not forcing
its ideas onto Jerusalem, ad-
ding, "I think that there is a
consensus in the Israeli
economic community that this
is the way Israel has to go if it
wants to grow."
eliminating the drug's known
side effects on muscles of the
The Institute is the only
medical facility in Israel cur-
rently using brachytherapy in
the treatment of breast cancer
and head and neck tumors.
The technique involves the im-
plantation of a small, empty
container for radioactive
material which is added later.
The procedure makes it possi-
ble to control more precisely
the dosage of radiation
directed at cancerous tumors
and reduces the adverse ef-
fects of radiation therapy on
surrounding tissues.
The installation of a new
linear accelerator, the Clinac
1800, has substantially ex-
panded the Institute's
capabilities in the use of radia-
tion therapy. The accelerator,
considered the most
sophisticated equipment of its
kind available in the world to-
day, is used in a special
operating theater during
surgery to provide direct, con-
trolled and massive doses of
radiation to areas surrounding
excised tumors to control the
spread and/or recurrence of
the disease.
The Institute also is prepar-
ing new protocols for the in-
troduction of the Interleukin
and LAK cell immunotherapy
developed by Dr. Steven
Rosenberg of the National
Cancer Institute in the United
States. Interleukin is a
hormone-like protein secreted
by certain white blood cells
which stimulates the prolifera-
tion of other white blood cells
LAK cells which are po-
tent cancer killers.
Meanwhile, work goes on in
the Institute's laboratories on
several projects designed to
improve the effectiveness of
chemical and radiation therapy
as well as the body's own im-
munological system as a
means of eliminating and con-
trolling the spread of cancer.
In addition, the Institute is
placing growing emphasis on
the use of hypnosis to control
pain and physical reaction to
therapy in cancer victims. The
Institute also provides in-
dividual and group counseling
and psychotherapy for
The Sharett Institute of On-
cology, the largest department
in the Hadassah Medical
Center, will celebrate its tenth
anniversary in April, 1987
with a symposium in
Jerusalem which is expected to
attract cancer experts from
throughout the world.
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Gruber Reappointed Endowment Fund Chairman
Erwin H. Blonder, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, has
reappointed Alexander Gruber
to head Federation's Endow-
ment Fund Committee for the
second consecutive year. He
will continue to work to pro-
mote the program and ad-
minister its funds and
"During Alex's first year as
Chairman, the Endowment
Fund has grown appreciably.
His devotion to strengthening
our Jewish community
through the Endowment Fund
and his involvement in other
Jewish communal activities
serves as an inspiration to all
of us," stated Mr. Blonder.
Mr. Gruber has been active
in Federation and community
philanthropic services since
moving to Florida 15 years
ago. He was instrumental in
organizing and initiating the
Federation/UJA Campaign at
The Fountains and has served
as the Special Gifts Co-Chair
there for the past several
In addition Mr. Gruber
serves in leadership roles at
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center and the Jewish Com-
munity Center. He currently is
a member of the Board of
Trustees and the Budget and
Finance Committee at the
Alexander Gruber
Midrasha Issues Forum
Midrasha-Judaica High School students
listen intently to a playlet on inter-dating.
Afterwards they met in small groups to
discuss the issues among themselves. The
groups were facilitated by counselors from
the Jewish Family and Children's Service.
Parents participated in their own group
Students Ivy Harris, Andy Domb, Paul
Rivas, and Matt Brown performed in a
playlet about inter-dating. Discussions
revolving around the question, How do we
deal with the reality?" took place
Palm Beach County Federation
Wins Two National PR Awards
Continued from Page 1
localities embracing a Jewish population of more than 5.7 million in the U.S. and
The materials were produced under the Communications Chairmanship of
Leah Siskin. All the award-winning materials will be on display during the CJr
General Assembly in Chicago next month.
Morse Geriatric Center and
has been a driving force behind
the Jewish Community Cam-
pus Capital Campaign to build
a full-service facility to meet
the growing needs of the
Jewish community. He cur-
rently is a member of this
group's Campaign Council.
"I am looking forward to en-
couraging increased charitable
giving this year and reaching
out to even more contributors,
especially in light of the pen-
ding tax reform legislation,"
stated Mr. Gruber. "The
challenge is there and we will
work hard to meet it."
The Endowment Fund,
which presently shows assets
of approximately $5 million,
offers a wide range of oppor-
tunities for charitable giving.
All the options mutually
benefit the Federation, which
uses the fund to provide
resources for fortifying our
local Jewish community, and
the individual donor, who may
take advantage of tax laws
designed to encourage
Arabs to Try to Oust Israel from UN
(JTA) The Arab League is
expected to request the
suspension of Israel from the
current 41st session of the
General Assembly when
Israel's credentials come up
for approval this week.
here disclosed recently that
the Arab League has informed
the UN Credentials Commit-
tee that it will "oppose"
Israel's credentials. Israel's
credentials were challenged by
the Arabs repeatedly in recent
years but without success.
In fact, diplomats here pointed
out, Arab moves to suspend
Israel are losing ground steadi-
ly, with more and more coun-
tries voting against the Arabs.
THREE ARAB countries -
Morocco, Oman and a third un-
named one voted against
the Arab League's decision to
press for Israel's suspension,
sources here said.
Western and Israeli
diplomats expressed con-
fidence that the Arab move to
suspend Israel will be
"defeated" again, as in
previous years.
Extend Hijack Laws
to All Airport Violence
The General Assembly of the
International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) approved
by acclamation recently a
Canadian proposal to extend
existing criminal provisions
against airplane hijacking to
acts of violence against air-
ports and air terminals.
The Canadian proposal is
almost identical to one for-
mulated by Israel and was
strongly supported by the
Israeli delegation and many
other countries. It gives top
priority to preparation of a
draft instrument to apply
criminal penalties to airport
The ICAO's Legal Commit-
tee was expected to have that
draft ready for approval
before the Assembly adjourn-
ed. The ICAO General
Assembly opened here last
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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.
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC is designed to keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enjoy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
dietician. Daily varied pro-
grams educate and entertain
older adults each day. People
with valuable knowledge con-
stantly visit the center to in-
form and enlighten par-
ticipants. Volunteers and staff
are helpful and gracious.
Diners enjoy meeting and
eating together each day.
There is no fee, but contribu-
tions are requested. Reserva-
tions must be made, call Carol
or Lillian at 689-7703.
Monday, Oct. 27 "Games"
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 "Exer-
cise" with Shirley Sheriff.
Wednesday, Oct. 29 -
Nutritionist, Helen Gold, RD.
Thursday, Oct. 30 Music
by Dave Altman.
Friday, Oct. 31 "Birthday
Party" and Shabbat Services.
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home are eligible. This pro-
gram has aided people on both
short and long term basis.
There are no set fees for these
programs but persons are ask:
ed to make weekly contribu-
tions. Call Carol 689-7703 for
more information.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transporation. There is no fee
for this service 'but par-
ticipants are encouraged to
contribute their fair share.
This service is in great demand
so please make your reserva-
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call 689-7703 and ask for
Helen or Lillian in the
Transporation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes: There are no set fees
for classes. Participants are
asked to make a contribution.
All classes are held at the JCC.
Call Veronica 689-7700 for
more information.
Weight Control And Nutri-
tion: "The Gangs Weigh"
Monday, 2:15 p.m. Arthur
Gang, Instructor.
Exercise And Health
Education: Wednesday, 10
a.m. Shirley Sheriff,
"Ways to Wellness":
Thursdays, 1:15 p.m. Joyce
Hogan, Instructor.
Writers Workshop: Friday,
10 a.m. Ruth Graham,
Intermediate Bridge
Series: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Alfred Parsont, Instructor.
New series begins Nov. 1?.
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Jeanne Levy
1987 Campaign Cabinet Meets
Continued from Page 3
for four years and we hope,
with everyone's help, that this
will continue. Our Campaign's
success is due to the rapid
growth of our Jewish com-
munity and the fact that more
people have become involved
as they begin to realize that
this is a total community. We
have full-service agencies
striving to meet the needs of
our populace which need our
support as well as our ongoing
commitment to the people of
Israel. Our community is
working together to meet this
Q. What is the one strong
message which you would like
everybody in this community to
be aware of today?
A. I want everyone in the
community to know that we
need their involvement in the
Campaign whether in their
geographic area or in their
professional capacity. There is
a role for everyone. People
who take the time to become
involved get more than they
give in terms of good feelings
about helping other Jews. I en-
courage everyone to jump in
with both feet not only as con-
tributors, but as volunteers!
Defender of Jerusalem
Jeanne Levy, General Campaign Chairman
of the 1987 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign, addresses members of the Campaign
Cabinet at her home recently. The first AW3Td Recipients AlUlOUIlCed
meeting of the season was called to plan r
strategy for the 1987 Campaign.
Failure Hampers Soviet Jewry Issue
Continued from Page 1 not only our views, but in
was brought up on a number of detail things about Jewish
occasions and some very emigration, the number of peo-
significant material was pass- P'e who b*W signified their
ed to the Soviet Union, which desire to leave, lists of people
they accepted," Shultz said, and things of that kind/'
He said this material "stated The National Conference on
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact Ann Colavecchio, Singles Coor-
dinator, at the Jewish Community Center, 689-7700.
In honor of Jewish Book Month, the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches will sponsor a Book Fair begin-
ning Nov. 23. They will accept donations of good used
books, hard or soft covered, fiction or non-fiction in all sub-
ject matter. Donations are tax deductible. Bring collections
to the JCC, 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach or call
689-7700 for additional information. No magazines please.
The JCC is offering a special weekend set aside for family
fun and relaxation from Friday evening, Nov. 14 to Sunday
morning, Nov. 16, at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield
Beach. Be part of an exciting, sharing weekend of hiking,
canoeing, swimming, beaching, campfire fun and surprises.
All size families are welcome.
Fee includes five meals, platform tent, lodging and all
snacks. Fee for JCC members is $45 for adults and $25 for
children under age 12; non member fees are $55 for adults
and $30 for children under 12.
Registration deadline is Oct. 31. For additional informa-
tion and registration call Harreen at 689-7700,
The Parenting Center of the JCC invites the community
to a workshop entitled "What is this Stuff They're Bring-
ing Home?" on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Center,
700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach.
Learn how art in the pre-school is used to develop the
child's creative and problem solving self; what basic art
supplies should be at home for simple, creative and fun art
Enjoy a Pre-Thanksgiving trip to Key West on Wednes-
day and Thursday, Nov. 19-20. Trip includes transporta-
tion, accommodations, meals, sightseeing and entertain-
ment. Cost: $125 double occupancy, $150 single occupancy.
Reservations are a must!
Gather at the Center on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 7-10 p.m.
to enjoy a Gala Fall Costume Party with refreshments,
prizes, games, music and dancing. Men-Free, Ladies $1.
Call ahead for reservations.
Meet Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy the Happy
Hour at Cheers in the Royce Hotel. Donation: $1 plus your
own fare.
Soviet Jewry had provided
Shultz with charts on Jewish
emigration, which totaled only
126 in September and 667 for
the first nine months of 1986,
as well as a list of Jewish
Prisoners of Conscience and
the names of 11,000 of the
estimated 400,000 refuseniks.
Shultz suggested there
might have been a statement
on human rights if the arms
agreement had not collapsed
at the last minute. "And in
what might have been a state-
ment coming out of the
meeting dealing with this
issue, the subject is explicitly
referred to," he said.
"Perhaps at some point
there is a prospect of setting
up some kind of systematic
basis for discussing it. But of
course that remains to be
Luis Alberto Monge, former
President of Costa Rica; Per
Ahlmark, former Deputy
Prime Minister of Sweden; and
Rabbi Eliahu Essas, a Soviet
refusenik now living in Israel,
are the co-recipients of the
1986 $100,000 Defender of
Jerusalem Award, it was an-
nounced recently by Eryk
Spektor, chairman of the
Jabotinsky Foundation, spon-
sor of the prize.
Spektor told a news con-
ference that the three men
received the award "for their
extraordinary actions in stan-
ding up in defense of the rights
of the Jewish people, the sole
criterion for the award."
Monge became President of
Costa Rica in 1982, one of his
first actions was to transfer
the Costa Rican Embassy in
Israel from Tel Aviv back to
"For President Monge,"
Spektor said, "the intense
pressures from other countries
and international bodies to
keep the Embassy in Tel Aviv
were outweighed by his
recognition and valiant sup-
port of the historic justice of university position. Originally
determine that its capital is
where the heart and soul of the
Jewish people have been for
thousands of years."
Per Ahlmark has been the
Deputy President of the
Swedish-Israeli Friendship
League since 1970. He served
as member of the Parliamen-
tary Assembly of the Council
of Europe in Strasbourg from
1971 to 1976 and then as Rap-
porteur on Soviet Jewry.
AFTER THE publication of
his reports on Soviet and
Syrian Jewry, he actively in-
fluenced public opinion in
order to put pressure on the in-
ternational community,
especially in the Soviet Union
and Syria. In 1983, he founded
the Swedish Committee
Against Anti-Semitism, the
first body of its kind in
Sweden. He was also one of
the masterminds behind the
famous Oslo Declaration
Against Anti-Semitism,
published in 1983.
Eliahu Essas, a mathemati-
cian and physicist, applied in
1973 to leave the Soviet Union
with his wife and family. Their
application was refused, and
he was dismissed from his
the right of the Jewish State to
KGB Detains Couple
essa and Victor Flerov were
detained for two hours by the
KGB in Moscow recently as
they demonstrated in front of
the Communist Party Central
Committee headquarters, it
mother, Evgenia, who im-
migrated with him to Israel six
years ago, tested incompatible
as a marrow donor.
Flerova finally received an
exit visa in August, along with
SCSSSK? "f the iSfrvention of
not involved in the Soviet
Jewish community, he increas-
ingly immersed himself in the
Jewish culture and emigration
movements, and under ex-
tremely difficult conditions,
became an ordained rabbi. He
became a fearless advocate of
the right of Soviet Jews to
learn Hebrew and Jewish
a sign that read "Families
Should Not Be Separated."
Victor Flerov has been on a
hunger strike protesting
Soviet officials' refusal to
allow him to leave for Israel
with his wife and two
daughters. Soviet officials
refuse to allow him to leave
because they claim that he has
not received a waiver of finan-
cial obligation from his father,
with whom he has not been in
contact for a long time.
been waiting since February
for permission to go to Israel
to try to donate bone marrow
to her gravely ill brother
Michael Shirman, whose
myeloid leukemia can possibly
be treated by a bone marrow
transplant from near kin. His
several American officials and
Meanwhile, Shirman and 14
other Israelis had left for
Reykjavik, Iceland, and had ar-
rived there to participate
along with a group of
American Soyiet Jewry ac-
tivists in a demonstration on
the eve of the summit meeting
between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev. The Israeli group's
trip was sponsored by die
Soviet Jewry Public Informa-
tion Center in Jerusalem.
ONE OF the members of the
Israeli group was a doctor to
attend to Shirman's possible
needs. Myeloid leukemia
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until the very end of the
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The Rabbinical Corner
What is the Meaning of Simchat Torah?
Congregation Anahei Sholom
Right on the heels of Yom
Kippur there follows the
festival of Sukkot, the
beautiful harvest holiday
which this year will be observ-
ed from Oct. 18-26. The last
day of the long festival is
known as Simchat Torah
which occurs on Oct. 26. This
holiday marks the conclusion
of the reading of the Torah and
at the same time the beginning
of its reading again.
The name Simchat Torah
was not used until a relatively
later date. This name is not
found in Talmudic and Biblical
literature. The name Simchat
Torah is first mentioned in the
Siddur of the famous Bible
commentator Rashi who lived
in the 11th century. The
custom of completing the
Torah on the morning of
Shemini Azeret, the actual
Biblical name for the last two
days of the Sukkot festival,
originated in Babylon where
they completed the reading of
the Torah in one year, and this
custom was later on accepted
in all synagogues around 1000
CE. At first the celebration of
Simchat Torah was held
because of the joy that one felt
privileged to be present at the
completion of the Torah
reading for the year. In the
14th century the reading of the
book of Genesis followed im-
mediately upon the completion
of the book of Deuteronomy.
In the 16th century it
became the custom to take out
the Scrolls of the Law on the
night of Simchat Torah and
parade them around the
synagogue which is called
Hakafot. Various reasons are
given for the seven circuits.
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
Some say they correspond to
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses,
Aron, Joseph and David, and
others feel that they ought to
remind us of the seven circuits
which took place at Jericho. In
the morning all people present
at the synagogue are called to
the Torah and the concluding
verses of the book of
Deuteronomy are reread to
give everyone a chance to be
called to the Torah. Wherever
children are present they are
called as a group and assembl-
ed under a large Tallit which is
spread over their heads in the
form of a canopy. At the con-
clusion of this service they
recite the famous words found
in Genesis 48:16 spoken by our
forefather Jacob on his deathb-
ed "The angel who has
redeemed me from all evil,
bless the lads, and let my name
by named in them, and the
name of my fathers Abraham
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and Isaac, and let them grow
into a multitude in the midst of
the earth."
Another beautiful custom is
to name two respected persons
to be the Hatan Torah
Bridegroom of the Torah, and
Hatan Bereshit Bridegroom
of Bereshit. The Dubnower
Magid once explained to the
Gaon of Vilna the reason for
the celebration of Simchat
Torah during the month of
Tishri and not during the
month of Sivan which is the
anniversary of the giving of
the 10 commandments. He
states that Israel was compell-
ed to receive the Torah during
Shavuot. All the nations of the
world being offered G-d's Law
declined it. G-d, however,
knew that Israel alone had the
potentialities to observe the
law and to become the
teachers of the Law to the rest
of the world. From Sivan to
Tishri acquaintance with the
law ripened into love and with
that love there grew a deep
sense of joy. Whereas Sivan
commemorates the acceptance
of the Law, Tishri recalls the
joy of the Law, f nd that joy
has animated Israel in every
Many may still remember
that in every East European
shtetlach there could usually
be found a "Simchat Torah
Yid." As a rule this was an ar-
tisan who lived a quiet and well
behaved life all year around,
but on Simchat Torah he
became a leader. He would
lead lie congregation in sing-
ing, drinking and in dancing.
His battlecry for his compa-
nions was "Vos mir zeinen,
zeinen mir, ober Yidden zeinen
mir." Whatever we are, we
are, but Jews for sure we are.
Some of this spirit can still be
found in synagogues which
adhere to the customs of old.
To most of us it has become a
I day of remembering our peo-
ple in Soviet Russia. Today
Simchat Torah stands for our
loyalty and devotion to the
Jews in Soviet Russia who, as
we all know, have a very dif-
ficult time to identify with our
people. In Russia the
"refuseniks" gather at the few
synagogues which are still
open, and through song and
dance they let the entire world
know that they are willing to
bring any sacrifice to rejoin
the Am Yisrael. May we who
enjoy liberty and freedom join
them in our synagogues to
pray in their behalf and help
them in their efforts to be
fullfledged Jews again. In the
words of Nathan Sharansky:
"Our fight must go on ...
every Jew in the Soviet Union
who wishes to leave must be
given that right. Together we
will do it."
Religious Directory
601 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 38486. Phone 686-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 am.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 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. Hirsch. 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 am. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:30 am. and 7:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:16 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:16 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, 965-6063. Services Friday 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. 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 am.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 am.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 am. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 am.
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, 650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:46 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. Hirsch. Cantor
Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays 9 am., Monday and Thursday 9 am.
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 am.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. 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 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 am. 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
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:16 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.


Synagogue News
Friday, October 24, 19g6/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
First 'Shoah' Showing Kicks-Off
Temple Israel Adult Ed
Candle lighting Time
Oct. 24 6:25 p.m.
Sisterhood will hold its
Board Meeting on Monday,
Nov. 3, at 9:45 a.m., and its
Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. Esther
Samuels will review the novel
"Leah's Children" by Gloria
Goldreich. Reserve Dec. 13 for
a gala Chanukah special.
The Sisterhood is having a
luncheon/card party, Tuesday,
Nov. 11 at noon in the Temple
social hall. Following the lun-
cheon, guests will enioy a fun
afternoon, and have the oppor-
tunity of winning some choice
For further information
please contact the Temple
Temple will celebrate Sim-
chat Torah on Friday, Oct. 24,
8 p.m. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro's sermon will be:
"Join our Torah Parade."
Child care will be provided.
On Saturday morning Oct.
25, 10:30 a.m., Temple will
hold Yiskor Service, the last
day of Sukkot. Everyone is
The community is invited to
the annual Simchat Torah Ser-
vice and Soviet Jewry Vigil,
Friday evening, Oct. 24 at 8
p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center, the corner of
Southern Blvd. and Flagler
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman have
created this Service to capture
the feeling evoked at the Great
Synagogue of Moscow during
Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah
has traditionally been the only
time during which Soviet Jews
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can worship freely, sing and
dance in the streets of
Sammy Fields has assembl-
ed a Klezmer Band to assist in
creating this feeling of
supreme joy and celebration.
The Klezmer Band will accom-
pany Cantor Newman during
the Service and provide ample
time for dancing with the
Torah Scrolls.
As part of the Service, the
mood of remembrance as six
hundred memorial lights will
be kindled in honor of the
millions of Jews who sacrificed
their lives for "Kidush ha-
shem" the sanctification of
God's name.
Rabbi Levine believes that
this Service helps prepare the
community for the Annual Ral-
ly for Soviet Jewry sponsored
by the Soviet Jewry Task
Temple Israel begins its fall
schedule of adult education
classes with a special presenta-
tion of "Shoah," the documen-
tary of the Holocaust. This is
the first Palm Beach county
showing of the film.
The documentary, acclaimed
for its insightful and thorough
approach, will be viewed in the
Temple Sanctuary over three
consecutive Monday nights,
beginning Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
That will be followed on Nov.
17 by a panel discussion of
Holocaust survivors, led by Ed
Lefkowitz, himself a survivor.
The following Monday night,
Deborah Rosen, the daughter
of Holocaust survivors, will
discuss "Shoah" as a film, and
explain how it was made.
Admission to both the film
and discussion groups is $6 for
Temple Israel members and $8
for non-members.
In the rest of its
education schedule,
pie offers:
designed for beginners who
want to learn how to speak and
understand Hebrew. Classes
held each Sunday from 10:30
a.m. to noon, beginning Oct.
26. Instructional fees are $15
for Temple members and $25
for non-members.
Bible Course, a dialogue
with the Biblical portion of the
week. Ruth Levow will lead
the exploration of the Biblical
text for its relevance to its own
time period and today. The
course meets every Tuesday
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
beginning Oct. 28.
Finding God, an examina-
tion of how Jewish concepts of
God have changed over the
centuries. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro leads the discussion
group, which will meet every
Tuesday from noon to 1:30
p.m. beginning Oct. 28.
Operation Aleph-Bet, in-
struction on how to read,
write, and enjoy Hebrew.
Florence Taormina holds class
every Wednesday night from
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning
Oct. 29. Fees $15 for Temple
fall adult
the Tern-
Budget and Planning
Continued from Page 2
Czechoslovakia, Holland and
Austria doing research on the
Ms. Schwartz has already
been hard at work getting ac-
identifiable community social
problems and needs through
the use and coordination of ex-
isting agencies and services
and through the development
of new programs when
quainted with professional and necessary. Our goal is to make
lay leaders throughout the
community to build
cooperative relationships and
putting in place a committee
structure to carry out the
department's goals. "I'm look-
ing forward to this most im-
portant opportunity to pull
sure that services needed in
our community are being plan-
ned for and delivered in a
qualitative, cost effective man-
ner," Ms. Schwartz stated.
Ms. Schwartz feels that "our
challenge as a Federation and
as a community is to develop a
together and build this Jewish strong, viable, expeditious and
community through a well flexible instrument for plann-
organized and thoughtful pro- ing and budgeting which can
cess involving Federation's realistically field the numerous
beneficiary agencies,
synagogues, and members of
the community.
"We will endeavor to solve
problems and requests which
individuals, groups, and
organizations within the com-
munity call to our attention."
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The Songs We Sing, an in-
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Fees $15 for Temple members
and $25 for non-members.
Lunch With The Rabbi, a
once-a-month discussion group
that this fall is tackling issues
central to Reform Judaism.
The group meets every third
Wednesday of the month from
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the
Temple office to order lunch
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For more information on
Temple Israel's adult educa-
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IDF Personnel Shortage
Natan Vilnai, chief of the
Israel Defense Force Man-
power Division, has warned
that the IDF will soon face a
crisis with respect to career
military personnel. In the past
two years, more regular
soldiers left the army for
civilian life than had been an-
ticipated, he said.
Vilnai was one of several
senior IDF officers who spoke
at a conference of the Kibbutz
Artzi defense group recently.
Kibbutz Artzi is affiliated with
Mapam and is encouraging its
members to consider enlisting
in the armed forces both as a
national duty and a kibbutz
movement mission.
"hoped for a controlled drop-
out rate after the withdrawal
from Lebanon. "But in the end
we lost control over who left
and where. We have lost the
in-between generation those
aged 24-32 the future Chiefs
of Staff and the commanders
of tomorrow," he said.
He said that in many in-
stances, in order to keep
military units up to strength
"we reconcile ourselves to the
fact that they are commanded
by less able persons." He laud-
ed the kibbutz movement for
its past efforts, adding that it
was "inconceivable that the
kibbutz movement would now
say it has problems of its own
and dissociates itself' from
any military service
One kibbutz member sug-
gested that the movement
must recognize that "career-
soldier" is not a dirty word.
The audience also heard from
Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe
Levy, who said the two main
problems facing the IDF are
military budget cuts and the
need to keep pace with rapidly
advancing high technology,
both of which could affect IDF
operational capabilities on a
future battlefield. He said an
increase in the IDF's budget
was unavoidable.
Lavi, Israel's controversial
second-generation jet combat
plane, Levy said it would be
the outstanding aircraft of the
Israel Air Force. He said the
nation was coping with its
design, development and pro-
duction. The Lavi, which is
financed largely with U.S. aid
funds, has run into difficulties
with the Pentagon over ex-
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Idaho Racist Bombings
and other threats have
frightened many of the local
residents, sources say most
don't plan to leave, as the
Aryan Nations want. "If we
leave, we lose."
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tity ideology that Anglo-Saxon
whites are the true "chosen
people" of Israel and that
"Jews are imposters who are
the offspring of Satan through
the line of Cain."
Christian Identity adherents
recently picketed an exhibit of
Auschwitz artifacts on display
at the United Jewish Federa-
tion of Tidewater, Virginia,
which received bomb threats
as well. Federal officials are
also investigating that
The latest series of bomb-
ings was described in Coeur
d'Alene as a "second phase" of
The Order, the violently racist,
anti-Semitic group that arose
from the Aryan Nations and
whose "first phase" supposed-
ly ended last winter with the
sentencing in February of 10
of its members to prison terms
from 40-100 years for a long
series of crimes that
culminated in the murder of
Jewish talk-show host Alan
Berg in Denver in June, 1984.
DURING THE three-and-a-
half-month-long trial, federal
prosecutors accused The
Order of murder, robbery,
counterfeiting and other
crimes with the aim of killing
Jews, deporting minorities and
establishing an all-white na-
tion. The stiffest sentences
were given to those accused of
the murder of Berg and of a
fellow white supremacist for
allegedly leaking information
about the group. The defen-
dants were referred to as
"patriots" by one of those
sentenced, who warned that
"blood will flow."
According to JTA sources in
the area, The Order has vowed
to make the Pacific Northwest
into an all-white bastion.
Coeur d'Alene, with an ap-
proximate population of
20,000, is a resort town that
has been described as "one of
the finest on earth," "a
perfect town" very physical-
ly beautiful, dependent on
tourism, silver mining and
lumber. JTA sources said a
hotel there that was purchased
and developed for a very large
sum got its developer on the
Aryan Nations' "hit list" as
"one of the 10 worst Jews in
town." He isn't Jewish. Father
Wassmuth reportedly also has
been described as a Jew, a
"rabbi in disguise.",
THERE ARE very few
Jews in Coeur d'Alene, most of
them married to non-Jews,
and there are no Jewish com-
munity buildings or
synagogues. The nearest
Jewish community is Spokane,
about 35 miles to the west.
There are also very few blacks
in the area. The region has
been an attraction to these
white supremacist, violently
anti-Semitic groups.
Local folk and businessmen
in Coeur d'Alene are very
angered by the racist threats
that threaten the peace of
their otherwise placid town,
described as "a cancer that is
eating up the area." Their
hatred of racism and attach-
ment to the area spurred them
to organize an anti-racist
?roup, the Kootenai County
ask Force on Human Rela-
tions, which is headed by
Father Wassmuth.
Wassmuth's house was bomb-
ed with a strong pipe bomb
placed inside his front door
that did not damage the one
room in which he was at the
time, talking on the telephone.
THE TASK force organized
a five-and-a-half-hour human
rights rally in July to counter a
two-day Aryan Nations con-
ference at the compound,
which drew about 167 sym-
pathizers. The rally, about
1,000 strong, was organized to
"celebrate the ethnic, racial
and religious diversity of the
Pacific Northwest, rally
organizers said.
The task force has been
described as "one of the most
productive grass-roots human
rights organizations in the
country. It has been in-
strumental in enacting a
harassment law making it a
felony in the state of Idaho to
harass a person because of
race, color, or religious belief.
Although the bomb scares
Arafat Clarifies
In an interview in the
United Arab Emirates, PLO
Chairman Yasir Arafat outlin-
ed the double-edged nature of
PLO policy. He explained that
"sometimes we deem it
necessary to intensify our
military action and on other
occasions we might deem it
necessary to intensify our
media campaigns, political ac-
tion, or diplomatic efforts ac-
cording to the circumstances
and the stages of our
struggle" (AUttihad, Sept.
22). "Military action is a PLO
euphemism for terrorism.
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