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Fred K. Shochet
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Celebrate Passover Give To "Passage To Freedom
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Volume 15 Number 16
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Palm Beach County
Launches Passage To
Freedom Campaign
YANNAI, the artist Yannai Ben Yitzchak Reuven of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
is a 37-year-old self-described "kinetic-neo-realist." His biblical recreations
feature intense colorations and a combination of images. In this Passover
scene, YANNAI depicts the baby Moses being drawn from the water by
Paroah's daughter. The overlapping pyramids approximate a Star of David.
The infant is shown in blue coloring, for protection. The sun represents the
principal god of the Egyptians. Moses, here, is compared to the sun as a great
The Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation has an-
nounced $861,000 will be its
goal for the national "Passage
to Freedom" cash campaign
for Soviet Jewry, said Mr. and
Mrs. Emanuel Goldberg,
Chairs, and Sandra Goldberg,
Community Campaign Chair.
The local campaign was offi-
cially launched last week with
a variety of mailings, ads and
articles appearing in the Jew-
ish Floridian, parlor meetings
and telethons.
Local synagogues and sev-
eral Jewish organizations,
including Hadassah, B'nai
B'rith Men and Women, Na-
tional Council on Jewish
Women, The Holocaust Survi-
vors of the Palm Beaches,
ORT, and the Soviet Jewry
Task Force of the Community
Relations Council, Jewish Fed-
eration, have agreed to partici-
pate in the fundraising by
staffing a telephone squad for
one of the telethons that are
being conducted during Pass-
over. The Board of Rabbis also
demonstrated its solidarity
with the campaign by agreeing
to distribute special pledge
cards at their community sed-
ers last week, as have several
country clubs. Many people in
the community have already
been reached and some money
has already been forwarded to
the Joint Distribution Commit-
tee from Palm Beach County.
" 'Passage to Freedom' is
one of the greatest opportuni-
ties for American Jews to par-
ticipate in an historic moment
when we can help our brothers
and sisters in the Soviet Union
Women's B&P
to spend evening of
meditation.............Page 3
Thoughts................Page 6
News from the
agencies.................Pag* 7
means to me...........Page 8
From a teen's
typewriter..............Pa** 9
Tales of
PaSSOVer...........Page 10-11
Israel To Receive Larger Share
Of Funds For Soviet Jews
Israel will receive a larger
share of the $75 million being
raised to aid the resettlement
of Soviet Jews, under an
agreement hammered out by
the Jewish Agency for Israel,
the United Jewish Appeal and
the Council of Jewish Federa-
The deal was announced in a
joint statement by Mendel
Kaplan, chairman of the Jew-
ish Agency Board of Gover-
nors, and Simcha Dinitz, chair-
man of the World Zionist
Organization-Jewish Agency
The statement was issued
after a meeting of the Jewish
Agency Executive convened to
discuss the $75 million "Pas-
sage to Freedom" campaign
begun earlier this year to meet
the needs of Soviet Jews immi-
grating both to Israel and the
United States.
High-level UJA and CJF
officials sit on the Jewish
Agency Executive.
The meeting was held in the
wake of angry comments by
Dinitz, in an interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
that Israel was being treated
as a "junior partner" in the
nationwide fund-raising effort
on behalf of Soviet emigres.
Dinitz said that rather than
receiving half of the funds
raised in the special campaign,
as promised, Israel is actually
receiving only 25 percent.
The special campaign was
begun in March to help pay the
costs of resettling the thou-
sands of Soviet Jews who have
been pouring out of the Soviet
Union this year.
The Executive agreed to an
"adjustment" of how monies
raised in the campaign are to
be distributed between Israel
and the United States.
NY ANA Funds Switched
According to the original
terms of the campaign, half of
the funds raised were to re-
main in the United States to
help the cities expecting the
largest influx of immigrants.
The other half was to be used
Continued on Page 6
finally come to live in free-
dom," said Sandra Goldberg,
Chair of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force and a member of the
Board of Governors of the
National Conference on Soviet
According to the Chairs, the
community has been respond-
ing favorably and has agreed
to nelp out as much as possible.
Everyone is being asked to
contribute to this emergency
20 percent of their original
1989 Jewish Federation/UJA
Campaign pledge, but at least
$100. Cash is requested since
money is needed immediately
for the thousands of Jews
being released at the present
"I don't see how anyone can
not support what we're
doing," said Emanuel Gold-
berg. "We're absolutely doing
the right thing, but I'm not-
sure people understand com-
pletely what is happening
yet," he continued. "As we go
along, more and more people
will take a greater interest and
become more involved."
Mr. Goldberg has been a
member of this community for
11 years. He has served on the
JCC Board, the Jewish Feder-
ation Board and has been a
member of the Executive
Committee of the JDC for 24
The "Passage to Freedom"
Continued on Page 6

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
News Analysis:
Shamir Inspiring New Optimism Among American Jewish Leaders
pared to a rabble-rousing
speech to New York Jewish
leaders recently, Yitzhak Sha-
mir's talk to the conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations was pos-
itively mellow.
The change in tone, said
Jewish leaders who attended
both meetings, is the result of
Shamir's success in Washing-
ton in regaining Israeli
momentum in the peace pro-
Shamir did speak of a "de-
termined threat to push Israel
back to the 1967 lines" and his
government's opposition to
both the creation of a Palestin-
ian state and negotiations with
the Palestine Liberation Or-
But instead of decrying Arab
terrorism at length, Shamir
urged Palestinian "neighbors"
not to reject his recent offers
for "maximum self-rule" and
to "turn over a new leaf to-
ward a better future for us and
for them."
Gone were ringing state-
ments that rejected trading
any more land for peace,
replaced with hints of resur-
recting the compromises con-
tained in U.N. Security Coun-
cil Resolutions 242 and 338.
And if Shamir was uncertain
about the American position,
he acknowledged that "we
now understand each other
considerably better, and there
is appreciation of our views on
the situation and on what
needs to be done."
"I thought he was excellent
in terms of projecting his will-
ingness to discuss peace," said
Milton Shapiro, president of
the Zionist Organization of
'More Flexibility' Than Ever
"He showed more flexibility
than at any time previously.
The new concept of elections,
while not totally new, showed
a flexibility and an under-
standing that can bring about
negotiations," he said.
In his address, Shamir out-
lined his plan for Palestinian
elections and for talks with
elected Palestinian represen-
tatives about an "interim
stage" of Palestinian self-rule.
After a testing period, he
explained, "negotiations will
be held between Israel and the
Palestinian representatives
together with Jordan and
Egypt to decide on the
permanent status of the areas
in question."
This plan has gained the
clear support of the U.S. gov-
ernment, observed Ira Silver-
man, executive director of the
American Jewish Committee.
"I was fearful, given the
advance press skepticism and
virtually simultaneous visit of
(Egyptian President Hosni)
Mubarak, that the Israeli posi-
tion would be undermined," he
But now, Silverman said, he
is relieved that the elections
proposals were so well accept-
"Whether that's good
enough to break the logjam in
the peace process, I couldn't
begin to speculate," he added.
"Not to take the pressure off
the Palestinians, but the Is-
raeli government has to move
and continue to come up with
creative ideas."
Even a dependable critic of
Shamir's policies emerged
with a sense of optimism after
the meeting.
"It is absolutely a different
tone, a different approach
from his speeches and his atti-
tude during his previous visit
last year,"" said Menachem
Rosensaft, president of the
Labor Zionist Alliance. "He
sounded much more moderate
and held open the possibility of
an eventual compromise."
Open To Territorial
Rosensaft pointed to Sha-
mir's favorable mention of dis-
cussing Resolutions 242 and
338 during the "second phase"
of Israeli-Palestinian negotia-
tions. The resolutions call for
the return of Arab land in
exchange for recognition of
"That is different from say-
ing Israeli performance under
242 was fulfilled upon the
withdrawal from Sinai," said
Rosensaft, referring to Sha-
mir's past statements oppos-
ing returning portions of the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"He left open the possibility
of territorial compromise with-
out in any way giving up his
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position, which is opposition to
territorial compromise. But he
left it open, and it's now up to
the Palestinians and the PLO
to take the next step," said
Goldie Kweller, president
of Mercaz, Conservative Ju-
daism's Zionist movement,
was heartened by Shamir's
proposal for an international
conference to solve the Pales-
tinian refugee problem.
Shamir clarified his proposal
with a joke that a refugee
conference would be different
from "this conference that I
don't like."
He believes an overall inter-
national peace conference
would be coercive. Instead, he
favors direct bilateral talks.
"I don't believe that an
international peace conference
at this time will do more than
muddy the waters," agreed
"But if they sit down over
one of the problems, like the
refugees, then there is the
opportunity to open other
doors. If people speak to each
other, there is the chance of
coming together."
Most of all, there was praise
for Shamir's new willingness
to hear other opinions from
across the spectrum of Ameri-
can Jewish leadership: Silver-
man called Shamir "excruciat-
ingly patient" in listening to
Leaders acknowledge that it
is more important how Sha-
mir's proposals play in Nablus
than in New York. But they
say that his visit to the United
States has made credible his
claims of having achieved
American Jewish unity with
"If Shamir has engaged in a
process that is positive and
that holds out some hope,
everyone who supports Israel
should give him their full sup-
port," said Rosensaft.
Nine Sephardi MKs Form
Non-Partisan Coalition
Members of the Knesset from
Labor, Likud and the National
Religious Party united to form
a non-partisan caucus to work
with the World Sephardi Fed-
eration, in order to increase
educational opportunity, en-
courage moderation in religi-
ous affairs and strengthen
social welfare programs.
The nine-member coalition,
called the "Knesset Liaison
Group-World Sephardi Feder-
ation," agreed to sponsor and
support legislation to make
schooling for all children
"truly free and fulltime,
regardless of economic back-
They also favor day care
centers for working mothers,
universal national health
insurance, electoral reform
Continued on Page 3
Following this issue
of the newspaper,
the Jewish Floridian
of Palm Beach County
will be published
every two weeks
until September 8th.
The next issue will
be May 5th.
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PLO's Popular Front Will
Intensify Attacks Against Israel
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Women's B&P Group To Learn
About Jewish Meditation
leader of the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization's second-
largest faction said that his
group's attacks against Israel
will not only continue but
Speaking in Damascus,
George Habash said his Popu-
lar Front for the Liberation of
Palestine will attack Israelis in
the administered territories
and within Israel's borders.
He also warned Palestinian
residents of the territories not
to support Israeli efforts to
end the uprising and set up an
alternative leadership to the
His statement came one
week after Habash stated in an
interview with a Kuwaiti
newspaper that the Palestin-
ian population in the territor-
ies "still doesn't recognize
Israel's right to exist" and has
not backed a two-state solution
to the Israel-Arab dispute.
In an interview that
appeared in the newspaper AU
Seyassah on April 4, Habash
also repeated his vow that he
would "not relinquish even one
percent of Palestine."
He added, "In light of the
fact that the Zionist movement
is a colonial, racist, imperialist
movement, we have no choice
but to continue the struggle, or
Habash also denied that the
Palestine National Council had
recognized Israel's right to
exist when it declared an inde-
pendent Palestinian state dur-
ing its meeting last November
in Tunis.
"It was not so. I can hon-
estly state that no agreement
was achieved concerning the
recognition of Israel's right to
exist," he said.
He interpreted the inde-
pendence document as declar-
ing "a Palestinian state on
Palestinian land, a state which
we will rely upon in order to
continue the struggle in
order to rout the Zionist plot of
Habash's faction voted
against the declaration in
November. But he was quoted
as saying at the time that he
would abide by whatever deci-
sion the PNC had reached.
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz, a
nationally-known lecturer,
trainer and consultant, special-
izing in transformational
approaches to human potential
and spirituality, will be the
featured guest speaker for an
evening of "Jewish Medita-
tion," Wednesday, May 3, 5
p.m., at the Biltmore in Palm
Beach. The program is spon-
sored by the Women's Division
Business and Professional
Women's Grouo of the Palm
Beach County Jewish Federa-
Having studied meditation
for several years, Rabbi La-
bowitz hopes to give women
participating in the program
an appreciation for the spiri-
tualism that exists within our
own tradition as well as a skill
with which to practice and a
desire to learn more. "Medi-
tating on a regular basis helps
a person live a more conscious,
healthy life," she said. "It's a
powerful tool and a way to tap
the mind to achieve inner wis-
dom, peace and contentment.
It's also an excellent way to
relieve stress because the
more we know about ourselves
the more relaxed and secure
we become." In order to
receive maximum benefit from
the program, Rabbi Labowitz
suggests that women who plan
to attend wear comfortable,
loose clothing.
Rabbi Labowitz received
her traditional ordination
through Rabbi Zalman Schac-
ter-Shalomi in 1987. She is
former Director of the Wo-
men's Center, a place for
women in transition, and Coor-
dinator of Continuing Educa-
tion and Program Develop-
ment at Broward Community
College. She is also a former
Adjunct Professor at Nova
University. Currently, she is
Chaplain for Hospice Inc. and
Co-Rabbi with her husband of
Temple Adath Or, a Temple
Without Walls in Fort Lauder-
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Continued from Page 2
and the "Sephardi tradition of
tolerance in the religious
Nessim Gaon, president of
the Sephardi Federation, pro-
poses to ask the liaison "to join
us in a campaign to dispel the
Daley Elected Mayor of Chicago
With Strong Support Of Jews
strong support from the Jew-
ish community, Richard Daley
will follow in the footsteps of
his late father and occupy the
fifth floor of City Hall as
mayor of Chicago, the nation's
third-largest city.
Daley, who beat Acting
Mayor Eugene Sawyer in the
Democratic primary last
month, won the general elec-
tion by a 150,000-vote margin,
defeating an independent bid
by black Alderman Timothy
Evans, running on the Harold
Washington Party ticket, and
Republican Edward Vrdolyak.
Chicagoans again voted
mostly along racial lines, with
Daley taking 90 percent of the
white vote and Evans 92 per-
cent of the black vote.
Daley's margin of victory
was due to a larger turnout
among whites than blacks and
strong support for him among
Chicago's Hispanic, Asian and
Jewish communities.
He won 79 percent of the
Jewish vote, according to exit
polls conducted by The New
York Times.
Anti-white rhetoric by black
political leaders in the city
made it difficult for even the
most liberal of whites to sup-
port Evans, who had to fre-
quently distance himself from
tne inflammatory charges.
Late in the campaign, Evans
himself said that Daley was
"getting ready to open his
father's plantation. The new
machine is going to be just as
bad as the old one, if not
The special mayoral election
was held because of the death
18 months ago of Harold
Washington, Chicago's first
black mayor. Washington had
strong backing among Jewish
voters, who were three times
more likely to vote for him
than other whites.
It was the Jewish vote in the
1983 mayoral election that
proved to be the margin of
victory for Washington, who
faced a Jewish Republican
The strong Daley victory
was seen as a blow to the
political prestige of the Rev.
Jesse Jackson, who resides in
Chicago. Jackson campaigned
hard for Sawyer in the pri-
mary and for Evans in the
general election, but was un-
able to bring together the frac-
tured black community or
enlist the broad support of
white liberals for Evans.
The focus will now be on
Daley, who will be sworn in as
mayor on April 24, his 47th
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Problems and Solutions
Nearly 50 years ago to the day, the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency reported from Cairo that
Dr. Chaim Weizman, president of the Jewish
Agency for Palestine, "left for Jerusalem this
morning after a one-day visit here during
which he conferred with Premier Mohammed
Mahmoud Pasha and other Egyptian Arab
leaders on a possible settlement of the Pales-
tine problem.
"The Zionist leader was quoted as promising
to return for further conversations. .
Five decades later, the legatees to the
"Palestine problem" are seeking solutions
Recently, Cairo's supreme representative
came to Washington, as did the prime minister
of the State of Israel.
Messages were mixed: in a joint statement
which President George Bush issued together
with President Hosni Mubarak, the concern
about Palestinian political rights was
addressed in a most aggressive fashion. Two
days later, the president agreed publicly with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir that there was
no discussion of a separate Palestinian entity,
which both dismiss out-of-hand.
Rather than casting the American presi-
dent's remarks in paradoxical or contradictory
light, the press reports should have been
viewed for what they are .
Returning for further conversations.
If the president representing the United
States is to remain as the honest broker in
striking any deal between and among the
warring factions in the administered territor-
ies, it must keep avenues for dialogue open.
To do so requires grandstanding and public
support. President Bush's early remarks, sup-
posedly in consonance with President Mub-
arak's, were not really very far off the Camp
David mark, despite their bombast.
That the message also contained the inter-
national need for Israel to remove itself from
the territories is not earth-shaking. Israel,
itself, has acknowledged that it will withdraw
its heavy military presence should free elec-
tions and subsequent self-administration take
Critics should not be too quick to damn the
press releases. Should movement result from
these recent meetings, should current turbul-
ence cease in the territories, then, the further
conversations and the reportage that followed
will have been positive.
Passover's Eternal Message
This year's eternal message of freedom,
which is the central theme of Passover, has
special significance.
While we celebrate the continuing emi-
gration of Soviet Jews in the tens of thou-
sands, we are wary that the present mood of
glasnost and perestroika (openness and
restructuring) might be the western-like whim
of a particular Soviet leader and no more.
While we, in the Diaspora, support whole-
heartedly the coalition government of the
State of Israel, we are aware of the stiff-
necked appearance in the media of a particular
party in power.
While we bemoan the fact that the Pales-
tinian question has not been resolved in the 40
years since the partition by international
mandate, we are cognizant that Israel's free-
dom to be must also include the freedom to live
without terrorism and fear, terrorists and
While we are aware the Pesach focuses on
physical freedom, we are aware that the
spiritual and philosophical freedoms that free
men and women are supposed to enjoy have
been thwarted and limited in the Oriental and
Occidental worlds of late.
We pray for the redemption, therefore, of all
who are oppressed. May they come and eat at
our table of plenty in a worldwide atmosphere
of freedom and absence of tyranny. And, if not
before, then ..
. Next year in Jerusalem.
Potential and Practicality
Of Palestinian Self-Rule
The time has come for Presi-
dent George Bush to select
between two choices: support
the establishment of a Pales-
tinian state; or accept an
agreed upon formula for "self-
Israel lacks defensible depth;
she is totally exposed. If a
Palestinian state is estab-
lished, the slightest incident
with it will necessitate immedi-
ate retaliation or even a defen-
sible invasion that might result
in enormous Palestinian
casualties and possibly lead to
mass escape of its population.
A situation like that can be
described only as intentional
creation of lack of security.
On the other hand, if "Self-
Rule" is agreed upon, the ter-
ritories under it will serve as a
buffer zone in the very positive
sense of the word, and could
become a bridge to compre-
hensive peace between Arabs
and Jews.
If the PLO really cares for
the Palestinian masses, their
well being and their safety, as
precondition to any national
progress, they will adopt this
rational plan tomorrow. It will
ensure a prosperous "Self-
Ruled" territory west of the
Jordan river and a future
Palestinian state east of the
river that will evolve under
peaceful conditions.
Therefore, the president
should influence the Arab lead-
ers and his European allies to
advise the PLO to take the
following steps:
Revoke its charter, or the
parts referring to Israel.
Stop all demands for an
international peace confer-
Demand immediate direct
talks with Israel on the basis of
Issue an appeal for direct
peace negotiations among all
the Arab states and Israel.
Immediately thereafter, to
ask Israel, upon acceptance by
the PLO, to:
Declare readiness to nego-
tiate with the PLO (or any
Palestinians) on self-rule in the
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Number 16
We are Holocaust survivors
from three liberated sources:
the concentration death
camps, the war in Russia, and
fighters and partisans. Sup-
posedly we are the liberated,
having gained our civil rights
and having no fear walking the
streets, no fear of being cap-
tured and taken to concentra-
tion camps for extermination.
But each and every one of us
remains sick. Time can heal us
physically but not mentally.
Nothing can heal an injured
soul neither doctor nor med-
icine. Because of our horrible
memories, bad dreams and
sleepless nights, our souls are
permanently injured.
The population of 70 million
Germans robbed our people
used us, cremated and gassed
us, and the possessions and
heirlooms we had gained and
earned through hard labor
over hundreds of years were
exported by the Germans to
their 70 million people, proba-
bly to last them for a period of
Hundreds of years.
Hair cut from the heads of
our women were used to stuff
"Jesses. Gold teeth were
pulled from the living as well
as the dead and the gold there-
from exported to Germany.
* at taken from our burned
People was used to make soap-
ashes were used for fertilizer,
spread on German fields to
enrich their soil.
The Germans of the 20th
Century, considered a civilized
people, turned out to be wild
beasts and monsters with
human faces, although they
had families and children of
their own, they thought noth-
ing of destroying other fami-
lies and their chfldren in such
beastly fashion that we. survi-
vors, have ceased to believe in
the future of the 21st century.
The murderers lost the war,
their country destroyed, then
they were given the opportu-
nity to rebuild and were taken
into the civilized world as
equal partners. So they devel-
Continued on Page 6

Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Passover Declared
Passage To Freedom Week
a N,E^TRK <"*> ^ week of Passover has been
declared Passage to Freedom Week" by United Jewish
Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet. The cabinet plans to link the
themes of Passover to the UJA's drive to raise $75 million
in cash m 1989 to assist in paying for the resettlement of
Soviet Jews in the United States and Israel.
"Passover's theme and the theme of the UJA/Federation
Soviet Jewry Campaign are both exodus and freedom,"
declared Rabbi Norman Patz, chairman of the UJA
Rabbinic Cabinet, and Rabbi Matthew Simon, chairman-
designate of the cabinet, in a joint statement.
Rabbis are being urged to speak this Passover about the
importance of Soviet Jewish resettlement and to garner
support from congregants for the campaign.
Program to Honor Day Schools
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) A $50,000 Award for
Program Excellence will be presented to one Jewish
elementary or secondary day school by the privately
endowed Jim Joseph Foundation.
The award will be given for an outstanding program
suitable for replication in other day schools across the
country which has shown a meaningful impact on
students' understanding of the fundamental of Judaism.
Eligible schools must be at least four years old, incor-
porate Judaic studies as a significant portion of their
curriculum and demonstrate love and appreciation towards
the State of Israel.
To receive an application, contact Thomas Hausdorff,
executive director, The Jim Joseph Foundation, 494 Salem
St., Paramus, N.J. 07652. The application deadline is
June 8.
PLO Seeks Admittance To WHO
GENEVA (JTA) The Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion will ask to be admitted as a member state at die up-
coming annual meeting of the World Health Organization,
according to diplomatic sources here.
WHO, a United Nations body, convenes its annual
conference May 8. If the PLO request is granted, the PLO
will then have the right to vote.
The Israeli mission to the European headquarters of the
United Nations here is aware of this possibility and has
already started to pressure Israel's friends to oppose the
PLO motion.
Israel's argument against PLO membership in the or-
ganization rests on the U.N. charter, which says that only
sovereign nations may benefit from member status in the
international organization.
Canadian Anti-Semitic
Episodes Double
TORONTO (JTA) Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada
doubled in 1988, with Toronto and Montreal being the main
centers of abuse, says a study released by the League For
Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada.
Reported desecrations of synagogues and graveyards,
bomb threats, physical assaults, graffiti daubing, hate mail,
hate phone calls and other expressions of hate total 112 last
year, more than twice the number of 55 reported for 1987.
The report is an annual count, or audit, of incidents
reported to B'nai Brith offices.
Frank Dimant, executive vice president of B'nai Brith
Canada, attributed the rise in abuse to "negative images"
in the media concerning the Palestinian uprising in Israel's
administered territories.
He added that publicity created by the trials of Ernst
Zundel, a Toronto man who publicly denies the Holocaust,
and convicted Nazi war criminal John "Ivan the Terrible"
Demjanjuk also contributed to fanning hatred.
A similar report by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith recorded the highest number of anti-Semitic inci-
dents in the United States in over five years.
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Bush Endorses Shamir Proposal
For Elections In The Territories
President Bush endorsed
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's proposal for elections
in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip to allow the Palestinians
to choose representatives for
negotiations with Israel.
"I believe it is in Israel's
interest to engage in a serious
dialogue with Palestinians,"
Bush said after a 65-minute
White House meeting with
Shamir, 45 minutes of which
were a private session be-
tween the two leaders in the
Oval Office.
"The United States believes
that elections in the territories
can be designed to contribute
to a political process of dia-
logue and negotiations," the
president said.
Both Bush and Shamir made
clear that the elections would
lead to an interim period of
Palestinian self-rule, after
which negotiations would be
held for a final settlement.
"All proposed options will be
examined during these negoti-
ations," Shamir said, in an
apparent signal that Palestin-
ians would be free to propose
an independent state.
"I am encouraged by the
prime minister's assurances
that all options are open,"
Bush responded.
At the same time, both Bush
Continued on Page 14
It's within your power to help ease the pain of living for many of our
less fortunate neighbors by making available all the "things" you no
longer need or use. The clothes hanging unworn for years in the closets,
the old bed frames leaning against the wall in the garage, and even the
bicycle gathering dust in the shed, because your child has outgrown it.
Whatever it is that you have to give, please give.
Monday through Friday
9 AM to 4 PM
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Furniture Pick-Up
Free Appraisals Over $5,000
We'll even accept your old Cars and Boats.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Random Thoughts
To those of you who used to live in the Greater New York
area, I want to discuss "A Bintel Brief." If you remember
the Jewish Daily Forward and you have read this marvel-
ous column, raise your hand!
For more than sixty years the "Bintel Brief flourished.
Its popularity and mass appeal proved that truth was
stranger than fiction. Letters arrived by the thousands and
readers could easily relate to the many problems printed.
The daily column offered advice and opinions to which
immigrants could easily relate.
So what kind of letters were they? For half a century
people wrote about working conditions, love affairs, diffi-
cult husbands, disrespectful children, and intermarriage.
The "Bintel Brief became a chronology of the way Jewish
newcomers settled into the Goldeneh Medina.
The majority of arrivals lived in the ghetto of the lower
East Side. Young and old, agnostics and religious, poorly
educated and intellectuals ... all lived side by side through
some very bad times. How did they survive? A sense of
humor and the will to succeed made life worth living. This
strange new land brought many unfamiliar situations. Who
could help? Well, by writing to the "Bintel Brief," the
immigrant could unburden his heart and receive a practi-
cal, viable answer.
This letter from a young woman states "I supported my
husband through medical school and once established, my
doctor left me." The editor's advice was not to cry over
spilt milk, to obtain a "get," and to forget about the
unworthy ingrate.
A brand new American earning $5 per week wonders
whether to send the money to his father in Russia or to
open a savings account. The answer: Send money to the
father since the writer is young and can always make more
money while the father's earning capacity in tzarist Russia
is limited.
A Romanian revolutionist and freethinker wants to
marry a girl who shares his beliefs. Her Orthodox parents
insist on a religious ceremony. What to do? Answer: Give
the old parents pleasure (in those days "old" was probably
around 50) and don't cause them grief. Kindness and
respect bring better family relations.
"I am a young man (very tall) and I want to marry my
cousin (very small). People stare at us and I am very
embarrassed." The reply: Love conquers all. It is better for
the man to be taller not the opposite. Let people stare. Who
"I work in a factory where the foreman makes vulgar
advances to me. If I continue to resist I know I will lose my
job. I need the money and I am frightened." Advice: Such a
scoundrel must be taught a lesson. Bring the facts out into
the open and tell everyone. Maybe he will lose his job and
yours will be secure.
"I wish to go to night school but my husband says I have
no right. He says that I belong at home and that there is no
reason to advance myself." The answer is: The husband is
hereby scolded severely for keeping his wife enslaved. She
absolutely has the right to go to school and make something
of herself.
And so it went, on and on. There were letters of trivia,
humor, and tragedy. I have merely given you a taste of
what was written and a synopsis of the editor's replies.
The desire to Americanize was so great that the "Bintel
Brief became the only outlet for many who needed help.
THe "Bintel Brief" may be gone but it will never be
forgotten. Grandpas and Grandmas will tell their grand-
children and hopefully the story will continue. It is part of
our past and mirrors a long ago age of innocence. It is a
portrait of the way things used to be.
What more can Ann Landers tell us about? And what
does Dear Abby know from borsht when it comes to the
nitty gritty of immigrant life. Me, I yearn for the days
when morals were necessary, values essential, and truth
was vital. I guess it's all part of the past that will never
return. That makes it important for us to remember, to
3uote, and to recognize the wisdom and justice so lovingly
ispensed by the "Bintel Brief."
Cabinet Backs Human Rights Draft
Continued from Page 4
oped a war complex, building
war material and gas, spread-
ing it to Jewish enemies with a
thought that "maybe they
would finish us off." The world
has remained quiet. The Pope
travels around, kissing the
ground everywhere. Does he
go to Israel were Jesus walked
and kiss the holy earth there?
We survivors numbered five
hundred thousand. Seventy
million Germans with their col-
laborators killed six million
Jews, plus millions of others.
For each one of us alive,
twelve were murdered. We are
their living tombs. Even when
we put on a happy face, we
remember that we are their
living tombs. Normally, you
know that where a tomb
exists, there is within it a dead
body. But we do not know
where our beloved are. We are
their living tombs. To our dis-
appointment, justice did not
serve us to prosecute the mass
murderers. We want the world
to know we are unhappy about
this. We won't forget or for-
Transcribed by
West Palm Beach
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Taking a small but import-
ant step forward toward the
goal of having a written consti-
tution, the Israeli Cabinet
gave the green light to the
Justice Ministry draft of a
Basic Law on Human Rights.
The ministerial committee
on legislation is to take up the
minutiae of the measure soon.
Justice Minister Dan Meri-
dor declined to predict a com-
pletion date, but he predicted
that the law would be passed,
by a broad majority of Knesset
members, "within a rea-
sonable period."
The proposed law would
thereafter be amendable only
by a majority of two-thirds of
the house.
It provides for a special con-
stitutional court, comprising
seven justices of the High
Court, who could examine and
disqualify other legislation
which they ruled contradicted
the provisions of the Basic
Law on Human Rights.
The Knesset has over the
years passed a number of
Basic Laws on various aspects
of governance and administra-
tion, which eventually, are
Continued from Page 1
for "overseas needs," which
included not only absorption of
Jews in Israel, but the work
done by the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee
in Italy, a way station for
Soviet emigres, and by the
New York Association for
New Americans in the United
NYANA has been handling
55 percent of the Soviet Jews
arriving in the United States.
Although its services are tech-
nically domestic, the agency
has been a recipient of UJA
overseas funds since 1949.
To ensure that the major
share of the special campaign's
$37.5 million for overseas
operations goes to Israel,
funds slated for NYANA will
be met from the U.S. portion
of the $75 million.
In New York, Mark Handel-
man, executive vice president
of NYANA, said the adjust-
ment will not affect the
agency, since its yearly needs
are already assured by a com-
mittee made up of JDC and
United Israel Appeal represen-
While the debate in Wash-
ington appeared to be a techni-
cal wrangle over funds, it was
actually a reflection of deeper
concern over the principles of
Zionism itself.
Jewish leaders in Israel and
the Diaspora alike agree that
Israel should be the destina-
tion of all Jews, especially, but
not exclusively, those being
persecuted. However, only 10
percent of the Jews leaving the
Soviet Union are choosing to
live in Israel.
As Dinitz made clear in his
interview with JTA, Israelis
fear that by using the UJA
mechanism to pay for reset-
tling Jews in the United
States, American fundraisers
and contributors are under-
mining the centrality of Israel.
(JTA staff writer Andrew
Silow Carroll in New York
contributed to this report.)
designed to be incorporated
into a constitution.
But the issue of human
rights has always run into
obstacles from the Orthodox
parties, who were concerned
over preserving the rule of
halacha on matters of personal
Under Meridor's prodding,
the ministry drafters have now
come up with a document that
has won positive responses
from the legal and academic
Because it expressly
excludes "the rules of marri-
age and divorce" from its own
jurisdiction, the law is likely to
also gain the approval of the
religious establishment.
Professor Ruth Gavison of
the Hebrew University, a lead-
ing human rights campaigner
and noted secularist, pointed
out this appeasement to the
Orthodox, but offered grudg-
ing overall kudos for the meas-
Good Chance Of Passing
"This can't do any harm,"
she said in an interview
recently, "and it can do some
good and it has a good chance
of passing."
The 24-clause draft bill
opens with a ringing affirm*
tion that human rights in
Israel are founded on recotmj
tion of humanity itself as a
supreme value, of the sanctity
of human life and of freedom
They are to be respected in
accordance with the spirit of
the principles enshrined in the
Declaration of Independence."
Clause Two proclaims equal-
ity before the law. "All are
equal before the law. There
will be no discrimination be-
tween men and women or
between persons on grounds of
religion, nationality, race, eth-
nic group, land of origin or any
other grounds, when such
grounds are irrelevant."
Other clauses enshrine per-
sonal freedom, freedom of tra-
vel, freedom of access into the
country, freedom of faith and
religion, freedom of expres-
sion, freedom of creativity and
scientific research, and free-
dom of association.
Apart from the express exclu-
sion of marriage-and-divorce,
the law also excludes from its
own jurisdiction soldiers and
police officers, whose human
rights can be encroached upon,
"by law and for reasons of
public welfare, government or
Continued from Page 1
campaign, which will only run
through December 31, 1989, is
being conducted as a com-
pletely separate fundraising
effort from the 1989 Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign,
that is now nearing comple-
tion. Dollars raised will go
both overseas and domesti-
cally to help transport and
resettle Soviet Jews.
A special Mosaic program
will be televised Sunday, April
23, 11 a.m. on Channel 5 high-
lighting the "Passage to Free-
dom" campaign, featuring Jef-
frey Klein, Jewish Federation
Executive Director, Emanuel
Goldberg and Sandra Gold-
To make your contribution
to this emergency campaign,
please send a check, payable to
the "Passage to Freedom"
Campaign Jewish Federa-
tion, and send to the Jewish
Federation, 501 S. Flagler
Drive, Suite 305, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401.
For more information,
please call Doug Kleiner, Asso-
ciate Executive Director, 832-
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Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
JCDS Holds Second Annual Auction & Dinner Dance
The Jewish Community Day
School held their Second An-
nual Auction and Dinner
Dance on Saturday, March 25,
at the Palm Hotel. The crowd
danced to the music of Glen
Burton Orchestra and bid on
over 150 silent auction items
and over 30 live auction items.
Gift certificates, jewelry, trips,
cruises, tickets and lessons,
clothing and free dinners were
all sold to the highest bidder.
Chaired by Rhonda Shore,
Deborah Katz, Stacey Levy,
Jim and Soni Kay, and Barry
and Eva Krischer, the carnival
theme and atmosphere includ-
ed entertainment by Arthur
Murray dancers, mimes,
clowns, roller skaters and a
belly dancer. A surprise Trea-
sure Chest raffle, won by Saul
and Ellen Lipsman, contained
a deluxe weekend for two at
the Airport Hilton and a
flower bottle of Perriet Jouet
The evening was attended
by over 180 guests.
Shabang And
Two students at the Jewish
Community Day School
recently placed second and
third in the Scripps Howard
National Spelling Bee Regional
competition. They are Lisa
Gordon, right, (second place)
and Cynthia Simon, left, (third
place), both in 7th grade. Lisa
and Cynthia competed against
lit other top spellers represent-
ing Palm Beach, Okeechobee,
Hendry and Glades counties.
The words that finally got the
better of Lisa and Cynthia
were "shebang" and "facetios-
Continued from Page 4
Set the time and place for
Define the areas where the
Israeli army will not be pre-
sent, as long as there is order
and the situation is calm.
Stop all new settlements in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Issue an invitation to all
Arab states for direct peace
If the government in
power, at the time of accep-
tance by the PL0, refuses to
enter direct negotiations, then
to appeal for an election or a
Ellen and Saul Lipsman, Alan Marcus
Marva and Robert Perrin, Claude and Harold Rosinsky
Howard and Detra Kay, Robert and Cynnie List
Lillian Levy, Sy Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Reisman
JCC Pre-Schoolers The Drifters Come To
Entertain Morse Residents Palm Beach County
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches is
proud to announce that it is sponsoring a one performance
presentation of The Drifters, the musical group that
brightened up the world with such sensational hits as "On
Broadway," "Up On the Roof," "Stand By Me," "Under
the Boardwalk,'' and "Save the Last Dance For Me." The
performance will be held April 29, 8 p.m. at the Carefree
Theatre. General Admission is $12.50 per person. Tickets
are available at the Carefree or at the JCC. For additional
information call Barry at 689-7700.
It was worth the wait. And
the wait was fun, too.
Even though a transporta-
tion snafu delayed the 36 Jew-
ish Community Center's pre-
school children from keeping
their April 12, 9:30 a.m. date
with the residents of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center, the youngsters were
greeted with smiles and
applause on their arrival.
Under the direction of Ruth
Schlossman, Assistant Direc-
tor of the JCC's Early Child-
hood Services, the children
told the story of Passover and
sang and danced to the obvious
delight of the 50 residents
gathered in the Activity Room
of the Morse. At the conclusion
of their performance, the
youngsters went into their
audience to shake hands and
kiss eagerly offered cheeks.
During: the forty-minute
wait for the pre-schoolers, rep-
resentatives of two TV sta-
tions and two newspapers
joined the residents in an
impromptu sing-along led by
Debra Diamond, Morse Public
Relations and Development
"This is one of those times
when a good event become a
great event because it didn't
run exactly on schedule," said
Morse Activities Coordinator,
Donna Ricketts.
Gala Celebration Set
For Israel *a 41st
Steven Shapiro, President of the Jewish Community Center of
the Palm Beaches has announced that the Center will sponsor an
Israel U Celebration on April 30, from 1-5 p.m.
The community-wide event will be held at Bryant Park (Lake
Avenue and the Intracoastal, Lake Worth). Activities will
include continuous entertainment at the bandshell, a market-
place filled with merchandise, crafts, children's rides and food to
satisfy everyone's palate. There is no admission fee. Transporta-
tion is available at a nominal charge.
The program is supported by the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and co-chaired by Jim and Soni Kay.
For additional information call Ellen Elbaz at the JCC,
OUR 54
referendum by the Israeli elec-
torate to decide on that issue.
The president wants to calm
things, not to exaccerbate the
situation. A regional process
must be set in motion. Buffer
zones via self-rule will be the
ideal tool for that policy. Only
this format can interlace the
securities of Israel and the
Palestinians. Each will be
interested that it will not be
disturbed by outsiders. In
short, it will become cement
for peace in the entire region.
This solution is not only
practical realpolitik but it
is just and right for all. Hope-
fully the president will find the
correct answer and will prove
himself a courageous leader
who will bring peace to the
entire area.

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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
What Yom HaShoa Means To Me
West Palm Beach
I was only seven years old on
December 7, 1941 sitting with
my dad and brother in the
Paramount Theater watching
Gene Tierney in "Sundown."
The screen went blank and
over the sound system came
the announcement, "The
Japanese have attacked Pearl
Harbor. War is imminent."
Turning to my dad, I asked,
"What is War?" He hugged
me and I saw tears trickling
down his face. Never before
had I seen my father cry.
Our small Jewish commun-
ity, maybe one hundred fami-
lies, was active during the war.
Mothers rolled bandages, met
the troop trains with coffee
and donuts and actually partic-
ipated in the local bond drives.
Our homes were open each
weekend to the Jewish
WAVES who were stationed
near our town. As children we
pursued our normal activities.
Our social life revolved around
the synagogue. AZA and
Young Judaea served as social
gatherings for us. I became a
Zionist before I was Bar Mitz-
vah. We learned of Eretz Yis-
rael as we danced the Hora
and sang Hebrew songs we
learned by rote. If a ship had
sailed up and invited us aboard
to take us to the Land, we
would have gone.
It was not until the war
ended, (I was 11 or 12) that I
first heard about concentra-
tion camps. The Midon family
came to live in our community.
He was a young tailor with a
wife and small child. The Jew-
ish community took him in,
found him a home and pro-
vided for his family until his
tailor shop began to show a
profit. My parents instructed
me not to ask the Midons about
the war, nor to stare at the
tattoos on their arms. Only by
listening to the adults talking
did I learn that the Midons had
survived the camps. I learned
that when the war ended Mr.
Midon went searching on foot
for his wife. After months he
found her and they emigrated
to America and came to our
Nobody had spoken of con-
centration camps during the
war. There were no headlines
about atrocities to the Jews.
No maps were printed reveal-
ing the location of deaths
camps throughout Europe.
Worlds like Holocaust and
Genocide never entered con-
versation or print.
I tried to follow the Nurem-
berg Trials. It was difficult to
comprehend the brutal and
sadistic pursuits and experi-
ments perpetrated by edu-
cated and rational people in
such a systematic method. The
shock and disbelief awakened
me from my naivete. The inno-
cence of my childhood was
snatched from me. In its place
was pain, hurt and anger. No
relative of mine was destroyed
in the Holocaust. Why then
should these feelings in me
become so intense?
In the early years of my
rabbinate I spent three days at
a small black college in Ala-
bama lecturing for the Jewish
Chautaugua Society. In a his-
tory class a young student
asked how Jews today felt
about Germany and the Ger-
man people. As best I could I
told her that as Jews we can-
not hold present day Germany
nor the German people respon-
sible for what happened then.
We must, however, never
allow Germany, nor people
anywhere in the world to for-
get the atrocities of Nazism.
The history professor, a Jew-
ish woman, invited me to her
home on campus for dinner
that evening. Two other Jew-
ish faculty members and a few
students were at the dinner
table, when my hostess chas-
tised me for my remarks in the
classroom. "It was not only
the Nazis," she said, "as we
stood naked in long lines it was
the Germans who taunted us
and abused us. How can you
say we forgive and not for-
get?" It was the look of terror
in her eyes and the anger in
her voice that awakened those
feelings in me. I had not been
there. No family member of
mine went through the tor-
ture. No relative of mine per-
ished in the Holocaust. Still,
why do I hear those pains of
agony, hurt and anger?
It was not until I was a rabbi
that I finally visited Israel.
When the plane landed I
recited "Shecheyanu." I was
finally there. Imagine the thrill
of walking in the streets where
my ancestors walked. To see
for the first time those famous
familiar sites whose pictures
and stories I had only before
seen or read. Now I was walk-
ing in my spiritual home and
visiting the locales of my spiri-
tual family. When walking
through the memorial to the
Warsaw Ghetto those feelings
of agony, hurt and anger
returned again.
In Israel I learned I did lose
family. I did lose relatives. I
did lose friends. All Jews are
responsible for one another.
My life was diminished by their
deaths. My life regains new
meaning as their deaths are
emblazened in the minds and
upon the hearts of Jews and
non-Jews alike.
As long as children partici-
pate in the "March of the
Living." As long as Yom Ha
Shook is observed. As long as a
candle is kindled and yahrzeit
recited, then never again!
Never Again!
This year the community will
observe Yom Ha Shoah at 7:30
p.m., Tuesday evening, May 2
at Temple Emanu-El.
So long as a Jew lives he
must observe Yom Ha Shoah.
Remember the agony .
Remember the hurt .
Remember the pain .
Remember His people who
perished The World May
Never Forget!!!
Executives and rabbis of The B. Manischewitz Company and
Rabbi Menachem Genack, rabbinic administrator, and Rabbi
Emanuel Holzer, chairman ofRabbinic Kashruth Division of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America partici.
pated in the annual baking ofSchmura Matzofor Passover 1989,
shown from let} arc: Rabbi Emanuel Gettinger, New Ywk City;
Rabbi Maurice L. Schwartz, Bronx, New York; Rabbi Chain
Karlinsky, Brooklyn. New York; Robert M. Starr, president and
eh \ef executive officer; Rabbi Menachem Genack; Rabbi David L.
Silver, Harrisburg, Pa.; Rabin Emanuel Holzer and Robert J.
Solot, vice president-(rperations.
Israel Aliyah Center
Florida Regional Office
4200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137
To our friends in the Florida Jewish Federation,
JCC and Jewish Community, we wish you a happy
U.S. Backing For Shamir Plan Signals 'Go-Slow' Approach
President Bush confirmed
after his meetings with Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir and Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak that he does
not plan to step out front with
new proposals to solve the
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Instead, he appears to be
following the position,
advanced by former Secretary
of State George Shultz, that
the United States can be help-
ful only if Israel and the Arabs
demonstrate a willingness to
move the peace process for-
"If I felt that being
immersed in it would help to
solve the problem of peace in
the Middle East, I would do
that," Bush said in response to
a question at a news confer-
ence recently.
"But I would simply say it is
not a time where a lot of high
visibility missions" can be
"helpful in the process," he
That view was echoed by
Brent Scowcroft, Bush's
national security advisor, who
spoke on NBC-TV's "Meet the
Press" program.
"The united States can't
make peace in the Middle
East," but can "try to help the
fiarties to bring about a dia-
ogue," Scowcroft said. "We
have a conception, but it will
depend on the parties them-
selves each making some com-
promises to make such a pro-
cess work."
The president appears to be
following the cautious go-slow
approach in the Middle East he
has exhibited in other foreign
policy areas since taking
office. "In the Middle East, a
little step sometimes can be
proved to be fruitful," he
The president's endorse-
ment of Shamir's proposals for
elections in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip is in line with this
Not 'Wanned-Over
Camp David'
The election would allow the
Palestinians to select repre-
sentatives for negotiations
with Israel to bring about
Palestinian self-rule in the
territories. Once an interim
period lasting several years
demonstrated the ability of
Israelis and Palestinians to
live together, negotiations
would be held on the final
status of the territories.
"It is not just warmed-over
Camp David," Secretary of
State James Baker said of the
Shamir plan on ABC-TVs
"This Week with David Brink-
"This is the most intractable
foreign policy problem that
many U.S. administrators
faced, and we ought not to be
dissatisfied with small steps.
We think it has potential," he
Both Bush and Shamir
stressed that all options would
be open for discussion in these
negotiations, apparently
including an independent
Palestinian state.
But both leaders also
stressed that their govern-
ments are opposed to such a
state. "We do not support an
indepedent Palestinian state,
nor Israeli sovereignty over,
nor permanent occupation of
the West Bank and Gaza,"
Bush said.
Shamir, who also appeared
on the ABC program, did not
seem concerned about Bush's
call for an end to Israeli occu-
pation. He said all sides,
including the United States,
can bring their proposals to
the negotiations for the final
status of the territories.
A Solution Acceptable To All
"The Israeli representatives
will propose Israeli sovereignty
and the Arab representatives
will propose Arab sover-
eignty," he said. "The parties
will have to continue their
negotiations until they find a
solution acceptable to both
Shamir added that he does
not expect to be among the
Israeli negotiators for the final
status of the territories, per-
haps hinting he will have
retired before then.
Both Shamir and Baker indi-
cated the next step is to reach
an agreement on how the elec-
tions can be held. Mubarak
told Bush that the Palestinians
would never agree to elections
under Israeli control, but later
suggested that they could be
held under United Nations
Shamir made clear that the
elections cannot be held as
long as Palestinians in the
West Bank and Gaza attack
Israel. "I cannot imagine that
elections will be possible under
the pressure of violence," he
"It's pretty tough to conduct
fair and democratic elections
in an atmosphere of violence,"
Baker agreed.
But the secretary, who
appeared on the program after
Shamir, said he aid not believe
the premier was "saying that,
as a requirement for negotia-
tions with the Palestinians on
how the elections will be con-
ducted, that there somehow
has to be an end to the intifada
in advance. I don't think that
will work."
Baker said an effort must be
made "to find ways to improve
the climate on the ground,
improve the atmosphere."
He said this includes the
Palestinians outside the terri-
tories, where factions of the
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A Jewish Education Experience
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
". ..and thou shalt teach them ^J^^J^ fKttend' ^
diligently unto thy children." SSwPS55?t1? ^ "W"?-
Deuteronomv 6:7 Jate,y 200 Je8n in
Nothine has been a, im the ,county. 8 because they
Jewish people as education.
The teaching of Jewish ethical
and religious principles stems
from the book of Deuteronomy
where G-d commands the
Israelites to teach His laws to
their children. Only through
knowledge of Jewish Law and
Eradices were Jews able to
eep their hope during oppres-
sion, faith during hard times
and maintain the strong, com-
mon bond that Jews around
the world share.
During the Holocaust, the
Jews in the ghettos established
small chederim (schools) to
continue educating their child-
ren. More currently, Jews in
the Soviet Union, banned from
practicing their Judaism until
recently, set up underground
schools to keep their Jewish
heritage alive.
But closer to home, what is
being done in our area to
insure that the wealth of Jew-
ish knowledge is passed on to
today's youth?
In 1978, a study was con-
ducted by Greater Miami Jew-
ish Federation to find a solu-
tion to their Jewish teenagers'
lack of Jewish knowledge.
They decided to set up a school
of Jewish learning in Israel, in
which teens could participate
in eight weeks of intensive
study on every aspect of Jew-
ish history and culture, while
using the land of Israel as a
textbook. Thus the Alexander
Muss High School in Israel was
founded. Over the years, thou-
sands of teenagers have at-
tended the school and have
returned home with a greater
Jewish identity and know-
How about Palm Beach
County? What is being done
here about Jewish education?
The Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation's main edu-
cational program for Jewish
teens is the Midrasha Judaica
High School, a one-night a
week program for high school
students wishing to carry their
Jewish education past Bar-
Mitzvah, as well as socialize
with other Jewish teens.
On the whole, Midrasha is a
very respectable institution of
"higher learning." The staff is
comprised of area rabbis,
teachers and Jewish educat-
ors. The courses, although
somewhat limited in areas,
cover a broad spectrum of
mostly "usual" Jewish topics,
like the Holocaust, beginning
Hebrew, Israel, Israeli current
events, comparative religion
and Jewish humor. The school
has even established a student
council, from which two repre-
sentatives attend Education
Committee meetings, and an
honor society, called the "Sho-
far Society."
Of course, as with anything,
Midrasha is not without its
problems. A stricter discipline
system and even more diverse
classes might bring Midrasha
to a higher plane of education.
But there's something even
more serious involved with
Palm Beach County's Jewish
educational system. It seems
that many of the youth here
simply aren't concerned about
a Jewish education. To many,
once Bar-Mitzvah is over, their
Jewish education ends. Most of
One goal of Midrasha is, of
course, to bring Jewish teens
in the area together. But, let's
remember why they are com-
ing together in the first place.
It's too bad that many of
today's youth fail to see the
importance of a good Jewish
education. If more and more
young Jews give up their Jew-
ish learning, eventually we'll
all just be a bunch of Hanukah
celebrating Jews. That was the
problem the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation faced when
they created the High School
in Israel program. That is also
the problem that the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County faces today.
We need to begin preparing
now to recruit tomorrow's
Jewish students. Maybe, as
part of correcting the Jewish
educational problem in this
county, we need to figure out a
way to get more Jewish youth
interested in a good, Jewish
Weizmann Professor Discovers
Possible Cause For Osteoporosis
Blitzer Book Claims Israelis
Holding Payment For Pollard
is setting aside $5,000 a month
for Jonathan Pollard, the for-
mer U.S. Navy intelligence
analyst who spied for Israel, a
new book alleges.
In addition, high-level U.S.
and Israeli officials continue to
talk about sending Pollard to
Israel in an international spy
swap, writes Wolf Blitzer in
his new book "Territory of
Lies" (Harper & Row, New
York, 336 pages).
Israel has declined to com-
ment on Blitzer's report. Pol-
lard has called an excerpt from
the book a "fiction," according
to Bernard Henderson, Pol-
lard's father-in-law and leader
of an organization that advo-
cates his release.
The book again thrusts into
the headlines a case that
became a major embarrass-
ment for Israel and at one
point posed a threat to U.S.-
Israel relations.
Pollard pleaded guilty in
1986 to passing hundreds of
classified U.S. intelligence
documents to Israeli agents.
He is serving a life sentence at
a maximum-security prison in
Marion, 111.
Pollard's wife, Anne,
pleaded guilty to lesser
charges and is serving a five-
year term at a federal prison
hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Among the documents Pol-
lard gave to the Israelis,
according to Blitzer, were
detailed aerial photographs of
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion headquarters in Tunis,
later used by Israel for the
October 1985 bombing raid on
the home of PLO chief 'Yasir
Arafat; information on Soviet
weapons shipments to Arab
countries; and information
about the chemical warfare
capabilities of Syria, Iraq and
The U.S. government
indicted former Israeli air
Prof. Alvin M. Kaye of the Weizmann Institute of Science,
Rehovot, headed a team of Israeli researchers who discovered that
skeletal development is closely linked to sex-related hormones in
test rats. Male bones differ from female bones. If this holds for
humans, it might explain the high incidence of osteoporosis in
postmenopausal women. Photo shows Kaye, the incumbent of the
Joseph Moss Chair of Molecular Endocrinology, working in his
lab with teammate Dr. Dalia Somjen, a consultant in Weiz-
mann '8 Hormone Research Department. She is also on the staff of
the Hard Tissues Unit oflchilov Hospital, Tel Aviv.
force Col. Aviem Sella as a
conspirator in the case and
named three others as unin-
dicted co-conspirators. All
remain in Israel.
Family Not Informed
The Israeli government said
the operation was the work of
"rogue" agents, operating
with no political authority.
While Blitzer uncovered no
evidence of involvement at the
highest level of the Israeli gov-
ernment, he writes that Israeli
investigators believe some
Cabinet ministers "probably
Blitzer, who is Washington
correspondent for the Jerusa-
lem Post, said the $5,000 being
set aside for Pollard is double
the amount Pollard was receiv-
ing from his Israeli handlers
during the year he spied for
"This is standard operating
procedure in most intelligence
agencies, to keep paying cap-
tured agents. In Israel, the
tradition is the salary is dou-
bled," Blitzer said in a tele-
phone interview recently.
Pollard's father, Dr. Morris
Pollard of South Bend, Ind.,
said that we knew nothing
about" the payments and did
not hear about them during a
visit to Israel recently.
"I don't know what to say
about it," he said in a tele-
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A Host ofHaggadahs
... For the Passover Host
Ozer, who admits he's no rab-
bi, has been asked where he
gets the chutzpa to put toge-
ther a new edition of the Pass-
over Hagaddah.
But as the retired associate
director of the Youngstown,
Ohio, Jewish Federation, he
has conducted his share of
seders, the Passover feasts
where the story of Exodus is
read from the Haggadah long
into the night.
"Ever since I can remember,
I've been part of large seders,
and I noticed that invariably,
unless it's very Orthodox, they
skipped pages and paragraphs'
that people didn't like to read.
"I made a mental note of
what's being passed up, and
asked 'Why keep them in if
nobody is going to read
them?' "
Ozer began a process of
adapting the traditional Hag-
gadah in an effort to "enhance,
rather than abridge, the es-
sence, the integrity and the
meaning of the seder."
The result, printed modestly
and in large type for the con-
venience of older readers, is
"A Contemporary Passover
Haggadah: A Seder Service
for Modern Families," which
the Youngstown Jewish Com-
munity Center has distributed
to other centers and homes for
the elderly around the country.
Traditionalists may cringe,
but some say Ozer's "enhance-
ments" have been part of a
centuries-old tradition of revis-
ing the standard Haggadah.
At its most basic, the Hagga-
dah is a retelling of the flight
of the Jews from Egypt and a
description of Passover ritu-
als. But its themes of commun-
ity and liberation have had a
special meaning for Jews that
has shifted with different gen-
erations and circumstances.
According to Steven Cohen
and Kenneth Brander, who co-
authored "The Yeshiva Univ-
ersity Haggadah," nearly
3,000 separate editions of the
Haggadah have appeared since
its first printing in Spain in the
15th century.
In the introduction to their
edition, the authors write of
the "ageless infatuation that
the Jew has with the Pesach
The Haggadah's question-
and-answer format, write
Cohen and Brander, makes it
"an educational experience
and has established the Pesach
seder as one of the primary
family events of the Jewish
calendar among Jews of all
Its message, meanwhile, is
"the incontestable proof of
divine intervention in human
affairs" and "a starting point
from which one may begin on
the path of seeking out God."
The Haggadah format and
name come from Exodus,
where the Jews were com-
manded to "tell your child on
that day" the storj of their
ancestors' flight from bond-
The Haggadah evolved from
simple story-telling after the
Passover meal to a fairly fixed
form by 200 C.E., when it was
described in the Mishnah.
The structure of the telling
also evolved over time, until by
the 15th century a large part
of the service was recited prior
to the meal itself.
The first part, before the
chicken soup and the dense
matzoh balls are served, con-
tains the four questions and
the elders' response. The se-
cond part begins with the
grace after meals and is com-
posed mainly of songs and
Most adaptations follow the
formula, preferring to add pas-
sages or translations relevant
to the times rather than to
subtract from the traditional
In his 1953 edition, recently
reissued in paperback by
Schocken Books, Nahum Glat-
zer included readings from
Anne Frank's diary and Elie
Wiesel's "Night."
The Reform movement's "A
Passover Haggadah," avail-
able from the Central Confer-
ence of American Rabbis,
retains the ancient blessings,
but uses "non-sexist" lan-
guage throughout the English
So too does a new Haggadah
being published by the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundations and
Ktav, "On Wings of Free-
dom," compiled by Richard

Congregations and Havurot.
"Freedom is a human respon-
sibility and we all need to
participate actively," he said.
Liebling himself is co-author
of one of the modern interpret-
ations contained in "The Sha-
lom Seders," compiled by New
Jewish Agenda and published
by Adama.
His controversial "Seder of
the Children of Abraham,"
written with members of the
Philadelphia chapter of New
Jewish Agenda, includes refer-
ences to Palestinian as well as
Jewish struggles, and includes Cooper, right, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center,
More than 170 of those rescued as children during World War II
and safeguarded in OSE (Jewish Health Organizations) homes in
France in 19S9, gathered recently in Los Angeles for a reunion
orqanized in cooperation with the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Brought from all over the U.S.. Israel and Mexico, many had not
seen each other in the 50 years. Arthur Kern, left, Aaron Low and
Henry Schuster, organized the event, and Rabbi Abraham
prayers for Mideast peace
One of the four questions it
asks, for example, is "How can
we share the land in peace?"
Portions of "The Shalom
Seders" are being reprinted
and distributed this season by
the New York-based Passover
Peace Coalition, an umbrella
group of 28 organizations.
The mailing is an effort to
promote an Israeli-Palestinian
peace rally in New York on
April 16, which will call for
security for Israel and self-
determination for Palestini-
"The purpose of the Hagga-
dah is to ask: 'How do we
appreciate the liberation that
all people deserve?' There is no
better holiday to look at those
questions," said Adina Back, a
coalition coordinator.
The list of Haggadahs does
brought greetings to the participants on behalf of the Center.
Passover Preparation!
in Israel
Levy, includes protests and not stop there. There are radi-
peace ballads, and discussion cjj seders, feminist seders and
expensive, coffee-table sized
Haggadahs with full-color illus-
trations. There is even a vege-
tarian seder, "Haggadah for
the Liberated Lamb," from
Micah Publications in Marble-
head, Mass.
Of course, no edition may be
used more than the one distri-
buted annually by Maxwell
House. The coffee company
will give away 740,000 copies
this year in supermarkets,
making it 25 million since
But no matter what kind of
Haggadah is used, families will
appreciate the joy of sharing
an old story among friends and
family, and telling new stories
when the meal is done.
of Soviet and Ethiopian Jewry,
the homeless and Israel-Dia-
spora concerns.
Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan,
the founder of Reconstruction-
ist Judaism, introduced some
major innovations when he
wrote "The New Haggadah"
(Behrman House) in 1941. In
addition to omitting passages
that "convey no special mes-
sage," the text also restores
Moses to a place of prominence
in the Haggadah.
The insertion of Moses says
"human beings are responsible
to create the conditions of
their own freedom," according
to Rabbi Mordechai Liebling,
executive director of the Fed-
eration of Reconstructionist
, _^ n higher for Pesach than the rest
When in Rome for Passover ^^
On a narrow, cobblestone
street in the heart of Rome's
ancient Jewish ghetto, Moris
Raccah is readying his grocery
store for the big Pesach rush.
"This is the busiest time for
us," he says, surveying the
tiny shop, stacked floor to ceil-
ing with kosher, imports from
Israel and elsewhere.
"If we kept open just to sell
kosher food, we'd already be
The shop burgeons with
everything from kosher salami
to falafel mix to smoked fish
roe. There is also a surpris-
ingly large selection of fine
kosher wines, mainly from
France and Italy.
A burly, dark-haired man
with a short beard, Raccah is
Rome's kosher food king. His
shop is the only fully kosher
grocery in downtown Rome.
He also runs three of Rome's
eight kosher butchers and han-
dles a large business in smoked
Each year, his shop becomes
Rome's "Passover central,"
the one place in town where
the city's 15,000-strong Jewish
community can buy everything
kosher for Passover they need
for the seder.
In the weeks before the holi-
day, the little shop is always
crowded, for not even matzah
is available in ordinary super-
markets and grocery stores
around town, just a few spe-
cialty shops.
"He'll sell 20 tons of matzah
a year," says Raccah. "Even
In the shop, cardboard car-
tons of imported matzah are
cardboard boxes cost exactly
But many of Israel's ultra-
Orthodox community are not
satisfied with regular, square,
machine-baked matzot. The
Ger Hasidim have already
ordered their round hand-
baked matzah from Moshav
Komemiyut at $20 a kilo (2.2
pounds), with a higher price
for the matzot made of hand-
ground flour.
The Lubavitch Hasidim at
Kfar Habad have been steadily
producing their smaller, round
hand-baked matzot for some
weeks now but most of
those will be given out free
in packages of three ready for
the seder to soldiers and
public figures.
Some ultra-Orthodox Jews
prefer to bake their own mat-
zot, trusting only themselves
to ensure the flat loaves will be
perfectly kosher for Pesach.
Yeshayahu, a Jerusalem
rabbi, already has his matzot
stored away carefully in a top
closet in his apartment. He
baked them two weeks ago
with a group of learned friends
at a matzah bakery in Bnei
One of the group drew the
pure water tot. the dough from
a spring, and kneaded and
rolled the dough together for
no more than 18 minutes to
prevent it from rising. Their
matzot were the first in the
oven that day so there was no
with cash grants and gifts and danger of contamination from
even payment of an extra half- bits of left-over dough from
previous batches.
Well over 90 percent of
Israelis, according to a Bar
Ilan University survey some
years ago, celebrate seder
night, and with all the diverse
customs and traditions, it is
surely the date of the most
With radio jingles inces-
santly advertising cleaning
products, no one in Israel can
be unaware of the advent of
the Pesach festival.
For most Israeli Jews
even non-religious ones the
biblical precept that "for seven
days there shall be no leaven
found in your houses" is the
excuse for a thorough spring
Jerusalem, even in the
1980s, still echoes with carpet
beating at this time of year.
Balconies are full of clothes
being aired and books are
being shaken free of dust and
bread crumbs.
One barometer of the season
can also be seen in some super-
markets, where the prices of
floor washes, oven sprays and
furniture polish have been
slashed. But some items go up
in cost at Passover time, rais-
ing the question of whether
the holiday costs are inflated.
Mar'.ene, chief cashier at a
Jerusalem branch of the Coop
Supermarket chain, assured
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that prices are no
Many employers and work
committees try to ease the
financial burden of the holiday
month's salary for the festival.
The biggest product of the
season, of course, is matzah.
The standard five-and-a-half-
pound brown paper package of
matzot costs just over $5 at the
Coop Supermarket chain,
whereas better packaged mat- variei culinary interest in the
zot in cellophane bags within whole of the Jewish calendar.
stacked in huge piles that take
up a quarter of the space or
more, and suit every taste.
"We have American-style
matzah from Israel you know,
thin," Raccah says. "Then
there is the thick matzah,
made with wine, from France
and also matzah crackers from
"The traditional Roman
matzah was thick and made
with oil, but you can't find it.
No one makes matzah in Italy
anymore," he says.

Passover :mmm
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
PASSOVER is surely a very
serious Jewish holy day, but it
has lighter as aspects as well.
In the midst of the recollection
of the beginning of the Jews as
a people, there are also
moments of humor that, of
course, are typically Jewish.
We might begin by noting
that there are more printed
editions of the Haggadah than
any other Jewish book. It has
been noted that there are
almost 3,000 editions of the
Haggadah and close to 400
different commentaries.
Today there exist dozens of
art reproductions of the most
valuable editions of the Hagga-
dah, several Kibbutz Hagga-
dahs, a Holocaust Haggadah, a
Shalom Haggadah, a women's
Haggadah, a vegetarian Hag-
gadah, as well as Orthodox,
Reform and Conservative hag-
gadahs. There are even secular
and humanistic Haggadahs.
The list is endless.
Some Haggadahs add a fifth
cup of wine in honor of the
establishment of the State of
Israel and use a biblical verse
to justify it.
Others delete the passage
"Spill forth your wrath upon
the nations" as being too
harsh, and some even trans-
late the plagues into modern
terms, the vermin being the
diseases in the slums and the
death of the first-born repre-
senting a possible nuclear holo-
In light of this, it is worth
recalling that one medieval
Jewish humorist once remark-
ed: "If I had been Moses, I
would have improved upon the
Passover arrangements. I
would have given the Egypti-
ans only four plagues and I
would have provided for the
Jews 10 cups of wine."
Matzah, the unleavened
bread, is, of course, the most
important svmbol of Passover.
It recalls that the Jews left
Egypt so rapidly that they did
not even have enough time to
permit the bread to rise.
Matzah seems to come from
the Hebrew term matzatz, or
to press, hence "pressed
bread" or flat, unleavened
bread. But, the origin of the
word "matzah" is not entirely
In light of this, it might be
interesting to cite an old ques-
tion to be found in Jewish lore.
"Why is matzah called mat-
zah?" The answer is: "Because
it has the shape of matzah; it
has small holes like matzah; it
is dry as matzah; it tastes like
matzah. What else can you call
it but matzah?"
A/a 'ot chittim (wheat money)
is a Jewish concept to ensure
that every Jew, even the poor-
est, is able to celebrate Pass-
over in a proper manner.
At times in history, some
Jewish communities leveled a
compulsory community tax to
be collected on the eve of
Passover, to provide for the
less fortunate Jews. In light of
this, the following event takes
n meaning:
A community representative
went to the home of a wealthy
Jew on the eve of Passover to
solicit ma'ot chittim. He
rapped on the door, awakening
the affluent one from his after-
On A Lighter Note
noon nap. Angry that his rest
period was disturbed, the
wealthy Jew opened the door
in a sour mood.
His mood was soon trans-
lated into action when he saw
the community representative
and he slapped his face. The
community representative
placed one hand on his face to
soothe the stinging pain and
extended his other hand to the
rich man, saying, "The slap
you have given me. Now, what
will you give to the poor?"
Hospitality is the hallmark
of the seder service. Jews go to
great lengths to make certain
no one is alone on this sacred
This is expressed in the rit-
ual words that are recited at
the very beginning of the seder
service, "Let all who are hun-
gry come and eat with us." It
is appropriate for the host to
be especially considerate and
gracious on this evening.
Rabbi Akiva Ager, a great
talmudic scholar, was very
zealous about offering hospi-
tality at the Passover seder.
Once, at the seder table, a
guest tipped over a goblet of
To spare the visitor embar-
rassment, Rabbi Akiba quickly
moved the table, knocking
over his own cup of wine, and
remarked apologetically, "It
seems to me that the table is
not standing properly."
This brings us to the modern
era. Passover has become a
part of contemporary life,
found in art, literature, music
and even humor. The following
illustration makes the point
very well.
One day, a lover of art
brought home a large canvas
in an ornate frame. Displaying
Hospitality is the hall-
mark of the seder ser-
vice. Jews go to great
lengths to make certain
no one is alone on this
sacred night.
it to his wife with deep pride,
he said:
"Look at this beautiful Pass-
over painting I bought!"
The wife stared in amaze-
ment at the canvas, for it was
completely blank.
"I do not see anything on
this canvas. Did you buy it at
the Gallery of Modern Art?"
the wife naively inquired.
"What is it supposed to be?"
"This is a painting of the
Jews crossing the Red Sea,"
the husband replied conde-
"But where are the Jews?"
"The Jews already passed
through the sea and they are
on the shore."
"And where are the Egypti-
"The Egyptians are still pur-
suing the children of Israel and
they have not yet reached the
"And where is the sea
"The waters of the sea are
divided and have receded to
the shores so that the Jews
should be able to cross."
In sum, Passover is a unique
festival. It is a remarkable
blend of history, religion, liter-
ature, music and, yes, even
Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas serves
Temple of Aaron Congregation in St.
Paul, Minn., and is author of the
trilogy "Heart of Wisdom."

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Photographed by Robert A Cumins
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different demonstration of your support.
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"Passage to Freedom" Campaign.
We marched and sang and picketed. And our demonstrations
of solidarity and support have finally brought results. This year,
thousands of Jews are leaving the Soviet Union. That means
thousands of new Jewish immigrants in need of the basic
resources to start a new life in freedom: housing, medical care
and job training. And one more thing they never got in the Soviet
Union the chance to be Jewish.
This year, let us demonstrate our support for Soviet Jewry by

Longest-Term Refusenik
Receives First Pay Check
In Freedom
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Good Morning, Freedom
Kosharovsky collected his first
paycheck in freedom here
after an 18-year struggle for
permission to leave the Soviet
The check was presented to
Mr. Kosharovsky by Hadassah
National President Carmela
Kalmanson for his article,
"Letter from Moscow," which
was published in the May, 1988
issue of Hadassah Magazine.
Mrs. Kalmanson, who served
as Chairman of the magazine
before her election as National
President of Hadassah, com-
missioned the article during a
visit to the Soviet Union in
March, 1988.
She explained that because
the fee for the article could not
be transmitted to Mr. Koshar-
ovsky sooner, "Hadassah in-
vested the money for you, and
here it is plus interest."
"This is the first paycheck I
received in Israel, the ebul-
lient Mr. Kosharovsky told the
Hadassah leader. "I don't
know what to do with it. It
seems incredible that only 10
days ago I was still in Moscow.
I feel as though I'm dream-
Until he was granted an exit
visa last month, Mr. Koshar-
ovsky had the unhappy distinc-
tion of being the longest-term
refusenik in the Soviet Union.
He first applied for permission
to emigrate on March 10,
In 1975, he served two
15-day prison sentence after
being convicted of "hooli-
ganism" and "disturbing pub-
lic order" for conducting
seminars on the Hebrew lan-
guage for other refuseniks.
Both he and and his wife Inna
were active in the refusenik
movement in Moscow.
Hadassah leaders promised
the refusiniks they would do all
that they could to keep world
attention focused on their
plight. This year, as National
President, Mrs. Kalmanson led
the organization's 385,000
members in a one-day fast in
solidarity with the Jewish
Women Against Refusal, who
again staged a hunger strike in
GOOD MORNING FREEDOM When she awakes, this Soviet Jewish child will open her eyes to
a new, free world. The Vienna train station is the first stop for mother and child. Throughout their
journey, American Jews are helping through the UJA Federation Passage to Freedom Campaign
UJA Press Service Photo, Robert A. Cumins.
Jewish Groups Among Pro-Choice Marchers
Interpretations of
Jewish Abortion Law
Jewish law, abortion is not
only allowed but required
when a mother's life is endan-
gered by the pregnancy.
But behind this simple rule
wafts a haze of gray areas.
Some interpreters of the law
would extend it to cover a
mother's mental health as well
as physical health, while others
would limit it to include only
those conditions directly asso-
ciated with childbirth.
There is also dispute about
whether abortions are allowed
in cases of rape or incest.
Rabbi Emanuel Jakobovits,
Britain's chief rabbi, has said
that since there is no specific
reference to such cases in the
Talmud, abortion in those
cases is forbidden.
Others disagree. "I have
claimed in my writings since
there is no reference, it is
equally inferable that it is per-
mitted," said Rabbi David
Feldman, author of "Birth
Control and Abortion in Jew-
ish Law."
"The great Rabbi Yitzhak
Perlman of Minsk stated
clearly that no woman is re-
quired to nurture seed im-
planted against her will," he
Feldman said that Jewish
law holds that life begins at
birth and that abortions there-
fore are not considered mur-
der. In a clash between the
actual, the mother's life, and
the potential, that of the fetus,
the actual comes first, he
But how is that clash to be
defined? Rabbi J. David Bleich,
author of "Contemporary
Halachic Problems, said
there is "significant author-
ity" to support an abortion,
not only when the the preg-
nancy itself threatens the
mother, but when childbirth
threatens to aggravate an
existing condition, like a heart
With regard to mental
health, however, the law is less
"What if a women is sui-
cidal, and would be pushed
over the brink because of the
pregnancy?" said Bleich, a
professor at the Cardozo
School of Law at Yeshiva Uni-
versity. "That is certainly not
the responsibility of the fetus.
The crucial problem then is
how to make that kind of diag-
Bleich said he is familiar
with the position of the late
Rabbi Benzion Uziel, the for-
mer chief Sephardic rabbi of
Israel, who said that permis-
sion for an abortion could be
granted a mother "even if it is
a slim reason, such as to pre-
vent her disgrace."
Bleich said Uriel's position is
"definitely not authoritative"
the rabbinical equivalent of
a minority opinion.
But in a recent full-page
advertisement in The New
York Times, the American
Jewish Congress affirmed its
belief in protecting the mental
health of mothers.
"Nascent life has great
value" in Jewish life, said the
ad. "But it is not the only
"In the face of the kind of
desperation that drives women
to risk their lives and mutilate
their bodies, rather than carry
the fetus to term, no one has
the right to say that other
conflicting values do not
David Zwiebel, general coun-
sel of Agudath Israel of Amer-
ica, has criticized the AJCon-
Jewish women and men taking
part in the recent massive
abortion rights demonstration
here spoke again and again
of seizing the "moral high
ground" from those who
would ban abortion on religi-
ous grounds.
"Our passion for choice is
rooted in Jewish law and eth-
ics," Lenore Feldman, presi-
dent of the National Council of
Jewish Women, told a crowd
estimated at 300,000.
gress view.
Writing in the Agudath pub-
lication Coalition, Zweibel
says that the AJCongress cri-
teria theoretically extend the
right of abortion to a woman
who seeks an abortion merely
because the pregnancy would
be an unpleasant experience or
because she favors having a
son instead of a daughter.
"A society that is solici-
tous of a woman's 'despera-
tion' in those cases, at the
expense of the human fetal
life, is certainly not a society
that embodies any value that
can even be remotely
described as 'something the
Jewish tradition recognizes.'"
A Conservative rabbi, how-
ever, argues that the decision
to have an abortion is never
undertaken lightly.
"I've counseled women whc
have had abortions, and it's
never an easy option, never an
option that doesn't come with-
out mourning and a sense oi
loss," said Rabbi Deborah
Kantor of the Kane Street
Synagogue in Brooklyn.
"I am not pro-abortion, but
the essential Jewish position is
that the life of the mother has
a different halachic legal
status than the life of the
fetus. It is definitely a living
thing, but not a complete
human being the way the
mother is," said Kantor. "The
importance and validity of the
mother's life cannot be den-
"It's very important for us
to come out and say that all
religious groups are not trying
to obstruct the rights of other
people," Joyce Lapin, coordin-
ator of residential life at the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
said in an interview.
"I have seen 513 anti-
abortion proposals in 13 years,
152 of which haVe required
roll-call votes," Sen. Howard
Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) told a
gathering of Jewish marchers.
"They are not giving up.
Today their shrill voices will be
drowned out by the sounds of
our voices and the marching of
our feet."
Metzenbaum spoke at a pre-
march briefing sponsored by
the American Jewish Congress
at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel
More than 200 Jews some
from as far away as California
followed the AJCongress
banner to join the throngs
marching up Constitution Ave-
nue to the rolling lawn of the
The demonstration sur-
passed some of the largest
ever held in Washington,
including the December 1987
solidarity march for Soviet
Jewry, which drew 200,000.
Holocaust Comparison
Forty-two rabbinical and
cantorial students from the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
the Conservative rabbinical
training institution, were
among those who crowded
onto buses before dawn for the
ride to Washington.
Women's American ORT, a
co-sponsor of the march, and
the American Jewish Commit-
tee sent contingents, as did
synagogues from throughout
the East.
Jews were also represented
by the Religious Coalition for
Abortion Rights, an inter-
group organization.
"Some of our opponents
have claimed that choice is not
a Jewish response," said Feld-
man of NCJW as the Capitol
rotunda loomed behind her.
"To those critics I say: Read
the Talmud, the Jewish book of
law. In Judaism, the mother's
rights always come first."
Feldman and others also
voiced objections to abortion
opponents who compare the
effects of legalized abortion to
the Holocaust. Among the
handful of abortion opponents
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Soviets Bring Jewish
Holidays To Ladispoli
Terrorists Drown En Route To Galilee Attack
Hundreds of Soviet Jewish children celebrated Purimfor the first
time outside the Soviet Union. For many, it was their first Purim
celebration. For all, it was their first exposure to a Jewish
holiday celebration in the West, as part of the religious and
cultural education program for Soviet Jews in Italy. (L-r):
Shulamit Pinson, a teacher at the JDC school, Evgeny Rabinov-
itch, a young Soviet emigre, Uri Ben Zion, Director of the
Educational Program in Ladispoli.
TEL AVIV (JT) A gang of
seaborne terrorists enroute to
a planned landing and attack
in Israel were reported drown-
ed when their rubber dinghy
was shot and sunk north of the
Rosh Hanikra border between
Lebanon and Israel.
The boat was believed to
have been carrying two terror-
ists when it was discovered by
a naval patrol vessel of the
Israel Defense Force. The IDF
vessel, on a routine patrol at
the time of the sighting, open-
ed fire on the dinghy and sank
But sources from the United
Nations Interim Forces in
Lebanon, at its nearby head-
quarters at Nakoura, reported
that four terrorists had been
aboard the dinghy, including
one woman.
The terrorists, believed to be
led by the Popular Struggle
Front of the Syrian-backed
Popular Front, claimed the
operation had been carried out
by its members who were plan-
ning to attack an unidentified
Israeli town.
The Popular Struggle Front,
led by Samir Gosheh, is a
small, pro-Syrian group.
Representatives of the
group were seen searching the
shore for the bodies, UNIFIL
sources said.
The sources said that Israeli
helicopters hovered over the
area for some five hours,
shooting off about 50 flares
during the night in an appar-
ent attempt to find and iden-
tify the bodies.
The Israeli navy has recently
stepped up its patrol activities
off the Lebanese and Israeli
coasts, in view of increased sea
activity by terrorists.
Many infiltration attempts
have been foiled recently as
terrorists tried to cross the
south Lebanon security border
to infiltrate into Israel by land.
Meanwhile, at Israel's south-
ern end, four Israelis were
caught up in an international
game of hot potato.
Four Eilat residents were
detained by Egyptian police
for more than six hours re-
cently after their yacht dis-
obeyed standing instructions
and approached within a few
yards of the Egyptian shore-
line in the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Israeli yacht was inter-
cepted by an Egyptian coast
guard vessel and forced into an
Egyptian port near Coral is-
land, south of Taba.
The four passengers, includ-
ing two women, were released
following intervention by the
Egyptian consul general in
But when the foursome re-
turned to Eilat, they were
detained in turn by Israeli po-
lice, who charged them with
having left Israel without per-
mission, as well as failing to re-
port in, as instructed, on their
way home at the naval section
of the Taba border post.
Continued from Page 9
phone interview. "It's cer-
tainly generous of them to do
it. He's been abused very sev-
But Bernard Henderson
issued a statement denying the
report outright. "The truth is
the Pollards lack even a few
dollars necessary to buy sup-
plies from their prison commis-
saries," he said.
Blitzer writes that U.S. and
Israeli officials have been dis-
cussing a number of scenarios
that would send the Pollards to
Israel. Israel may be asked to
relax its reluctance to extra-
dite American criminals living
in Israel or to make a swap for
Soviet spies in its own prisons.
However, there is consider-
able opposition within the U.S.
Justice Department, which
would prefer that Pollard stay
behind bars at least until he is
eligible for parole in 1997, said
The Justice Department has
no comment on the book,
according to a spokesman.
Bush Endorses Shamir Proposal For Elections
Continued from Page 5
and Shamir reiterated their
opposition to a Palestinian
state, which Shamir said was
"a prescription for war, not
"We do not support an inde-
pendent Palestinian state, nor
Israeli sovereignty nor perma-
nent occupation of the West
Bank and Gaza," Bush
Extra Meeting With Baker
Bush and Shamir met later
for an unscheduled visit to the
National Air and Space
Museum. The visit was
arranged after Israeli newspa-
pers reported that Shamir was
not being treated as warmly as
Egyptian President Hosni
After Mubarak met with
Bush, the two went to Balti-
more, where Bush threw out
the first ball of the baseball
Shamir is also the first
foreign visitor to stay at Blair
House, the official U.S. gov-
ernment guest house across
from the White House, since
the building underwent repairs
six years ago.
Bush announced his support
for elections after Shamir had
an unscheduled, early morning
meeting with Secretary of
State James Baker at Blair
House. The meeting was called
because Baker and Shamir did
not have enough time to com-
plete their talks at the State
Department, an Israeli official
Both Bush and Shamir made
clear that the means of holding
the elections have not been
worked out, and Bush pro-
mised to work with Israel and
the Palestinians to devise a
"We urge Israel and the
Palestinians to arrive at a
mutually acceptable formula
for elections,' the president
Mubarak told Bush that the
Palestinians would never
accept an election under
Israeli control. He indicated
that elections could be held
under United Nations aus-
Later, Shamir rejected any
outside supervision of an elec-
tion in the territories, "We
don't think there is a need for
international supervision," he
said, answering questions
after a speech to the American
Enterprise Institute.
He said Israel has a demo-
cratic tradition and "I think
we will be able to arrange
some common effort to super-
vise the elections."
Plan To Aid Refugees
Shamir proposed the elec-
tions as part of a four-point
program to move the peace
process forward.
The plan calls on Egypt,
Israel and the United States to
expand the Camp David pro-
cess to include the Palestinians
and other Arab states.
It urges the United States
and Egypt "to make it clear to
the Arab governments that
they must abandon their hos-
tility" to Israel, including the
Arab economic boycott.
It also proposes that a multi-
national effort, with substan-
tial Israel participation, be
undertaken "to solve the Arab
refugee problem perpetuated
by Arab governments while
Israel absorbs hundreds of
thousands of Jewish refugees
from Arab countries."
He said this would include
providing decent housing and
improving the living standards
of the refugees.
Bush has been urging Israel
and the Palestine Liberation
Organization to reduce ten-
sions in the territories in order
to create an atmosphere con-
ducive to negotiations.
"Progress will require mean-
ingful steps to reduce ten-
sions," he said.
"Israel has an obligation to
contribute to the process," he
added, "but it cannot be
expected to assume the entire
burden. Palestinians, the Arab
states and other interested
parties must demonstrate that
they, too, are willing to make
peace a reality."
Bush made a strong appeal
for movement in the peace
process, nothing that the pre-
sent leaders should follow the
example set by Israel Prime
Minister Menachem Begin and
Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat in making peace 10
years ago.
Enemies 'Finding Ways
To Talk'
"Throughout the world, old
enemies are finding ways to
talk to one another and end
conflicts in a manner that pre-
serves the basic interests of all
concerned," he said.
He stressed that the Arab-
Israeli conflict could be ended
through direct negotiations.
"Problems do not resolve
themselves; leaders acting
with courage and vigor solve
Bush began his remarks by
saying that he had given Sha-
mir a message for his govern-
ment and the people of Israel
that "we are friends, strategic
partners and allies. Mutual
interests bind together the
people of the United States
and Israel."
He said he would work to-
ward "maintaining and possi-
bly improving the relationship
between our two countries."
Shamir said Israel and the
United States share many
things, but "we do not share
the neighborhood" in the Mid-
dle East, where Israel faces
many dangers to its existence.
Mack Bill Links PLO
Actions To U.S. Talks
Senators Connie Mack (R-
Fla.) and Joseph Lieberman
(D-Conn.) have introduced leg-
islation calling on the adminis-
tration to hold the Palestine
Liberation organization to cer-
tain commitments or end talks
with that group.
The Mack-Lieberman bill
requires the administration to
provide periodic reports to
Congress on actions the PLO
should take, including: dis-
banding terrorist units and
deleting calls for Israel's
destruction from its covenant.
The bill also calls on Arab
states to recognize Israel and
lift economic boycotts, and to
evict any faction of the PLO
that engages in terrorism.
As Senator Mack explained,
"Yasir Arafat comes to the
West and talks about Mideast
peace while other PLO officers
are talking about Mideast ter-
rorism. Let's not allow Arafat
to lure the U.S. into a policy of
complacency toward the PLO
while it continues to support
an objective that threatens
Israel's security."
The U.S.'s Mideast policy,
Mack said, should not be based
on the PLO's semantics, but
on its deeds.
Mack charged that since
December, 1988 when the
PLO said it would recognize
Israel, there have been at least
seven attempted terrorist
incursions into Israel by PLO
member groups. This past Jan-
uary, Mack noted, Arafat
threatened "ten bullets in the
chest" to any Palestinian who
seeks peace with Israel.
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A CARING SOLDIER. An Israeli soldier gives a Lebanese
youngster a drink of water from his canteen outside army
headquarters at Beit Jahun, a crossing point from north to
south Lebanon, inside the Israel self-proclaimed security
zone. The little boy was with the Lebanese refugees fleeing the
bombing barrage in Beirut. (AP/Wide World Photo)
U.S. Needs Jewish
Child Care
study conducted at the Cohen
Center for Modern Jewish
Studies at Brandeis University
indicates that there is a great
demand among Jewish parents
for Jewish-sponsored child
care in the United States that
is not being met.
"There's a market for child
care and a potential to bring
people into the community,"
Lawrence Sternberg, associ-
ate director of the Cohen Cen-
ter, said commenting on the
results of the study.
He noted that because of the
lack of Jewish day care ser-
vices, most children end up
being placed in non-Jewish
Other results indicate that
the majority of Jewish women
with children under six are
currently working either full
time or part time, and that the
demand for child care comes
mostly from married couples
who are in a position to pay
more for better services.
In Phoenix, MetroWest,
N.J., and San Francisco, for
example, over 50 percent of
Jewish families needing child
care have incomes of over
$50,000 per annum.
"The federal government
Pro-Choice March
thinks of people eking out a
living," explained Sternberg,
referring to families who need
child care. "We're not talking
about people in that cate-
The study bases its results
on an analysis of demographic
polls and surveys conducted
and provided by various Jew-
ish federations and organiza-
tions within 15 Jewish commu-
nities in the United States.
The polls sampled a por-
tion of the Jewish population,
which ranged from approxi-
mately 400 to 2,400, depend-
ing on the community size.
Sternberg noted that he felt
the sample was large enough
to represent the entire com-
munity, and added that the
data were "pretty consistent"
in all the cities.
The study emphasized that
child care for Jewish children
should not be viewed as a
social service but as an educa-
tional opportunity for Jewish
"By utilizing'this window of
opportunity for Jewish family
education," Sternberg said,
"Jewish communities may be
able to meet the practical
needs of Jewish families with
young children while streng-
thening their Jewish identity.'
Continued from Page 13
who faced the crowds were
some waving banners reading
"Abortion makes Hitler look
Some Stars of David were
also included in a mock "ceme-
tery" for fetuses erected'by
anti-abortion activists near the
demonstration site.
A number of Jewish organi-
zations have joined in a friend-
of-the-court brief urging the
Supreme Court not to over-
turn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade
decision, which declared a
woman'8 choice to have an
abortion a constitutionally pro-
tected right.
The court will begin hearing
a challenge to Roe vs. Wade by
the state of Missouri on April
Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Gush Leader Charged With Arab's Death
Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a
leader of the militant Gush
Emunim settlers group, was
charged with the killing last
fall of an Arab resident of
Levinger was charged in the
Jerusalem district court with
manslaughter, sabotage and
intentionally causing damage
to property. If found guilty, he
could be sentenced to more
than 20 years in prison.
Levinger is the leader of a
group of Jews who have set-
tled in the middle of the heav-
ily Arab city of Hebron. The
incident in question occurred
Sept. 30, as Levinger and his
family were driving through
Hebron on their way to Jeru-
As the car entered the cen-
ter of town, a rock was thrown
at the vehicle, smashing its
windshield. The driver, Levin-
ger's son, continued driving
until they reached an army
checkpoint. There they
reported the incident to the
soldiers and asked them to call
for reinforcements.
While waiting for the re-
inforcements to arrive, Pales-
tinian youths begin stoning the
checkpoint. The indictment
charges that Levinger
responded by drawing his Bar-
etta gun and shooting two to
three bullets in the air.
After shooting in the air,
Levinger allegedly started
walking down the street and
began shooting toward shops
and street stands full of cus-
He hit Kayed Salah, 42, a
shoe store owner who at the
time of the incident was stand-
ing outside his shop showing
shoes to a potential customer,
Ibrahim Bali, who was also
wounded. Salah later died of
his wounds.
The indictment, based on
testimony taken from 39 eye-
witnesses to the incident, also
alleges that after shooting
Salah and Bali, Levinger over-
turned street stands, throwing
products on the floor, cursing
the Arabs and ordering them
to close their shops immedi-
Agreement Reached To Access Jewish
Manuscript In Soviet Collections
NEW YORK Sen. Daniel
Patrick Moynihan (D.-N.Y.)
recently announced an "agree-
ment in principle" between the
New York based Aleph Society
and the Soviet Academy of
Sciences to allow the micro-
filming and cataloguing of a
priceless collection of historic
Jewish manuscripts and books.
These literary works, kept
under lock and key in the
Lenin State Public Library in
Moscow and the State Public
Library in Leningrad for the
past half century, are the only
major Eastern European col-
lection of classical Jewish Bib-
lical and Talmudic commentar-
ies and responsa literature
that was not seized and de-
stroyed by the Nazis during
World War II.
"It is heartening to note
the great strides the Soviet
Union has made toward
Human Rights under Mikhail
Gorbachev's leadership," Sen.
Moynihan said. "Increased
emigration and the documen-
tation of these documents are
milestones in advancing the
rights of Soviet Jews."
Sen. Moynihan announced
this agreement between the
New York based Aleph Society
and the Soviet Academy of
Sciences at a luncheon he
hosted for the Orthodox
Union's annual "Mission to
"As a founding member of
the Aleph Society's Board of
Advisors, I have been involved
with the society since its initial
f>roject of opening the first
egal Judaic Studies Center in
Moscow since the Bolshevik
Revolution of 1917," Sen.
Moynihan said. "I applauded
the Society's Chairman, Jack
Nash and its founder, Jerusa-
lem Talmudist Rabbi Adin
Steinsaltz for their rare vision.
These men had the foresight
and courage to initiate an
endeavor that most students
of Soviet society would have
considered unthinkable only a
few months ago."
Sen. Moynihan is a member
of the Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations, and is
Chairman of its Subcommittee
on Near Eatern and South
Asian Affairs.

Third Annual
Temple Beth Torah
900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington
Saturday, May 6, 1989 at 8 p.m.
Sephardic and
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum
The Temple Beth Torah Choir
Mildred & Jack Pitchon
Rabbi Steven Westman at the Piano
Thelma Fletcher at the
Kurzweil Keyboard

Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Senior News
The JCC Senior Center wishes everyone a healthy,
happy, sweet Passover!!!
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americana Act,
provide* a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Righta Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Oheechobee Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach is an active place for all Seniors.
Hot kosher meals are served every day and programs
and activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach
501 N.E. 26th Avenue;
and JCC in Delray Beach
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-6332, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
Friday, April 21 2nd Day
Passover. Center is closed.
Monday, April 24 Fred
Bauman Bingo.
Tuesday, April 25 Evelyn
Polishczuk "Music & Chair
Wednesday, April 26 7th
Day Pasaover Center is
Thursday, April 27
8th Day Passover. Center is
Friday, April 28 Cantor
David Feuer of Temple
Emanuel Sabbath Services.
Monday, May 1 Fred Bau-
man Bingo.
Tneaday, May 2 Sam
Jungreis Humorist.
Wednesday, May 3 "The
Thursday, May 4 Robert
Neier, Medical Health Supply
- "Home Medical Equipment
to Make Everyday Living
Friday, May 5 Sabbath
Services Rabbi Randell
Konigsberg, Temple Beth
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The
Jewish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-6332. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community
Center is providing transpor-
tation for persons who wish to
visit loved ones in nursing
homes, hospitals or have to go
to Day Care Centers. Tickets
are required for each one-way
trip and may be obtained from
the driver. Each one-way trip
donation is $1 and persons
purchasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9 a.m. and 1
p.m. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
division of senior services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Watch
for spring schedule. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
The Jewish Community
Center and the Palm Beach
Community College are proud
to co-sponsor the first presen-
tation of Overview of Health
Issues 1989.
This six week series will
include a "How To" conduct
constructive, candid discus-
sions regardless of the topic.
Discussions will center around
strategies for good health pre-
vention of chronic problems, as
well as explore the needs of
the American population as
regards to a Health Care sys-
tem we can be proud of. The
series is offered to Community
organizations, Community
leaders and interested mem-
Dates: Tuesday afternoons,
May 9 June 13 at 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. at JCC Senior Center.
Fee: $4, registrations limited.
Call Louise at 689-6332 for
information and reservations.
Presented by: Gert Friedman,
Specialist, Disease Prevention
WeUness Programs, PBCC.
Joya of Yiddiah Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
yiddishkeit and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC.
Co-Group Coordinators are
Pauline Conen and David San-
dier. Presenters: Leo Treem,
David Sandier, Pauline Cohen,
Dori Dasher and others.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays at the JCC. Time:
Program starts at 2. A stimu-
lating group discussing an
exciting variety of topics
including current events.
Please call 689-6332.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play on Wednesdays, at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC. Fee: JCC
member $2.50 per session,
non-member $3 per session.
Call Louise at 689-6332.
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
AARP 55/Alive Driving
Class. Two-four hour sessions.
Graduation card will entitle
bearer to a discount from some
insurance companies. Fee: $7
payable to AARP. Send check
to Louise at JCC. Your check
is your reservation. Instruc-
tor: Bobbie Taffel. Dates:
Thursday, May 4 and Friday,
May 5 at 1:15-5:15 p.m. at the
JCC Senior Center.
Prime Time Singles Group.
Join us for very special enter-
tainment on Thursday, May 11
at 1:30 p.m. at the JCC Senior
Center, featuring "The Lyric
Trio" with Max Lubert, vocal-
ist, Bea Kahn, cellist and Dora
Rosenbaum, pianist. This will
be the last meeting this sea-
son. This active, exciting Sin-
gles group will resume the fun,
trips and get togethers again
this Fall. Please call Sally 478-
9397 or Evelyn
686-6724 for reservations and
Twilight Dining and Danc-
ing returns on Thursday, May
18 at 4:40 p.m. at the JCC
Senior Center. Enjoy dancing
to the music provided by our
JCC disc jockey Izzie Goldberg
along with a delicious kosher
dinner. Reservations required.
Please call Louise before May
16 at 689-6332.
Meeting Friday, May 12 at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC Senior
Center. All are welcome. A
fast-paced activity designed to
challenge and stimulate. This
is good preparation for next
year's state-wide Senior
Smarts Competition.
The Jewish Community
Center provides by appoint-
ment: Health Insurance Assis-
tance with Edie Reiter; Legal
Aid by Palm Beach County
Legal Aid Society; Home
Financial Management with
Herb Kirsch
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
By Sondra Werbel, Toar Guide
A special tour of the Mori-
kami Museum on Thursday,
June 8. A docent tour of the
magnificent Japanese gardens
YOUNG SINGLES (20a & 30s)
Sunday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. Passover Pot Luck
Dinner at a member's home. Call Bev, 697-2932, to find out
what to bring. Cost: $2 per person.
Monday, April 24, 7 p.m. Planning meeting at the
JCC. Join us and share your ideas for events in the
Xaming months. After brainstorming, we'll all go out
Tuesday, May 2, 6:45 p.m. Monthly Movie Night.
Meet us in the lobby of Cinema & Drafthouse (Corner 10th
Ave. So. and Congress) for this always popular event.
Food, beer and munchies are available off the menu. Cost:
$2 for movie.
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. Planning meeting at the
JCC. Join us to plan upcoming events especially designed
for this group. Your creativity and input is necessary and
Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. The Culture Club
invites you to a private evening at the Hibel Museum (150
Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach) for a tour of the
museum followed by a cocktail hour. Please join us for this
very special event. Cost: JCC members $2; non-members
$3. Fee includes cocktail hour and donation to museum.
Thursday, April 27, 5-7 p.m. Happy Hour at Bobby
Rubino's (just west of 1-95 on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. at
the Sheraton Hotel). Join us at this favorite spot for drinks
and hors d'oeuvres.
Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m. House Party featuring
champagne and chocolate delights. Cost: JCC members $4;
non members $5.
Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. Happy Hour at Ben's
Steakhouse (Congress Ave., one block south of 10th Ave.
No., Lake Worth). Join us for hors d'oeuvres, drinks and
friendly conversation. Cost: $1 for tip plus your own fare.
Monday, May 1, 7:30-9 p.m. How To Live With Your
Boss, Kids, Ex-Husband & Other Incidentals In Your Life.
At the JCC Pre-School (corner Military Trail and 45th St.
at the Southwind Shopping Plaza). Marsha Merritt, Har-
vard School of Public Health graduate and expert on stress
managment will help us learn to put into perspective the
many stresses that pull on us. Cost: $3. Babysitting
available upon request before meeting.
For more information, contact the JCC 689-7700.
and Museum. You may lunch
(bring your own) in the beauti-
ful picnic pavillion. Enjoy the
splendor of a little bit of Japan.
Registrations are limited.
Your check ia your reserva-
tion. Call Louise at 689-6332
for information. Bus leaves
Carteret Bank at Century
Village in West Palm Beach
at 9 a.m. Fee: $6 for JCC
Members, $7 for non-members.
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Wisdom of the Body, Part
III," a four week discussion
series sponsored by Palm
Beach Community College,
Adult Education at Boynton
JCC Senior Center by Gert
Friedman, Specialist of dis-
ease prevention and wellness
and aging. Once you under-
stand the "Wisdom of the
Body," how you body relates
to eating habits, weight,
stress, blood pressure, etc.,
you can establish a fine quality
of life for yourself. Call Julia at
582-7360. Dates: Wednesday
mornings, May 3, 7, 10 and 24
at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $2.
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Wisdom of the Body, Part
III," a four week discussion
series sponsored by Palm
Beach Community College,
Adult Eduation at Boynton
JCC Senior Center by Gert
Friedman, Specialist of
disease prevention and well-
ness and aging. Once you
understand the "Wisdom of
the Body," how you body
relates to eating habits,
weight, stress, blood pressure,
etc., you can establish a fine
quality of life for yourself.
Call Julia at 582-7860.
Dates: Wednesday mornings,
May 3, 7, 10 and 24 at 9:30
a.m. Fee: $2.
The Palm Beach Scribes
presented a gift to the JCC
Campus Building Fund for the
new Jewish Community Cen-
ter, the balance of funds
remaining from the sale of
their jointly published book
"On Our Own." This book of
poetry and prose by 13 tal-
ented writers and illustrators
of Century Village, former stu-
dents of the JCC Writers
Workshop, with Ruth Graham,
Palm Beach County Adult
Education Instructor.
Each Scribe had previously
contributed to a book titled
"Patterns" in 1983 and after
publication, they continued to
meet monthly on their own"
to critique their work. Two
years later they published
their writings in a book "On
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Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Lee Vassil Chapter will
meet on April 25 at Temple
Beth Sholom, 315 No. "A"
Street, Lake Worth at 12:30
Rabbi Richard Rocklin of
Beth Tikvah Lake Worth
Jewish Center will present a
book report on "Mixed Bless-
ings." Refreshments will be
served. All are welcome!
Mt. Scopus Chapter will
hold its installation meeting on
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at
Strebbs Restaurant, Boynton
Beach. Claire Braun, Presi-
dent of the Florida Region
Hadassah will install the offi-
cers. Incoming and outgoing
officers will be honored.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will
be represented at the Florida
Atlantic Region Spring Con-
Continued from Page 8
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion have been trying to infil-
trate Israel.
The administration has been
urging the PLO to cease the
infiltration attempts during its
talks with the organization in
Tunisia. The U.S. ambassador
there, Robert Pelletreau, had
another informal meeting with
a PLO representative recently
during an airport ceremony
for Tunisian President Zine
al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Hedges On Jerusalem's
Baker also reiterated
the U.S. position supporting
"direct negotiations that will
provide for Israeli security and
Palestinian political rights."
But he refused to say
whether the United States
considers Jerusalem the capi-
tal of Israel. "Jerusalem
should remain undivided," but
its final status "can only be
resolved through negotia-
tions," he said.
Shamir pointed out that the
proposals he made to the Bush
administration for moving the
peace process forward do not
only involve elections.
He said his plan calls for the
Arab nations to end their state
of war with Israel; for the
partners in the Camp David
accords Israel, Egypt and
the United States to bring
other Arab nations into the
process; and for international
aid to provide decent housing
for the Palestinians living in
refugee camps.
Shamir also maintained that
the majority of American
Jews, as well as Jews else-
where, support his policies.
And now that they have seen
his peace proposals, he added,
they are "enthusiastic."
ference to be held at the Royce
Hotel, W. Palm Beach, April
30 through May 1.
Tikvah Chapter Coming
Events: April 30 and May 1,
Florida Atlantic Region Con-
ference; Social, Cultural and
Learning Experience. Every
Tikvah member is invited to
attend this event at the Rovce
Thursday, June 29, matinee
of "Broadway Bound" at the
Royal Palm Theatre. Sunday,
Aug. 2, matinee of "Sugar
Babies" at the Burt Reynolds
Okeechobee Section will hold
its season luncheon on Thurs-
day, May 4 at the Sheraton
Hotel, Palm Beach Lakes Bou-
levard, at noon.
On Monday, April 24, the
Lake Worth West Chapter
will hold its meeting at 12:30
p.m. at the Country Squire Inn
on Lake Worth Road and the
Turnpike. Guest speaker will
be Mr. Sy Kennedy, director
of R.S.V.P. He will talk on
the volunteer programs for
seniors. All members are
urged to attend. Passover
refreshments will be served.
West Palm Beach Chapter
will meet Tuesday, May 9 at
Congregation Anshei Sholom,
Century Village, at noon. The
program will consist of Instal-
lation of Officers and the Bran-
deis Choral Group with Dor-
othy Goldberg, pianist. All are
Coming Event: Mother's
Day, May 14 at the Sheraton
Boca Raton, Musical Variety
Sunday, April 23, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Special feature on Passage To
Freedom Campaign for Soviet Jewry. Guests include
Jeffrey L. Klein, Jewish Federation Executive Director,
Emanuel Goldberg, Chair of Passage To Freedom Cam-
paign and Sandra Goldberg, Passage To Freedom Commun-
ity Campaign Chair.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM T A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk show
that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Soviet Sale Of Planes
To Libya Surprises Israel
Soviet sale of advanced fighter
planes to Libya will not contri-
bute to regional peacemaking,
Foreign Minister Moshe Arens
said recently.
Arens said the sale had
taken Israel by surprise. The
remark seemd to be designed
to counter speculation in the
West that Israel itself had
leaked the story to The New
York Times as a way of easing
pressure on Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir, as he held
important political talks in
In a formal statement on the
Soviet-Libyan deal, Israel's
Foreign Ministry said "the
Soviet Union, which states
that it seeks to relieve situa-
tions of confrontations around
the world, including the Mid-
dle East, is supplying offensive
weaponry to the Libyan re-
gime (which) does not hide its
intentions to attack Israel."
The ministry spokesman told
reporters here that Libya had
already received a half-dozen
or so planes, out of a reported
order of 12. Nevertheless, he
said, Israel is urging the Soviet
Union to reconsider the deal.
But neither Arens nor the
Foreign Ministry spokesman
would respond directly to
questions from the foreign
press about whether Israel's
air force was contemplating
pre-emptive action against
Friday, April 21 Second Day of Passover
Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, seder, 6:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, Women's Seder.
Saturday, April 22
Sunday, April 23
Monday, April 24 Federation, Board of Direct-
ors, 4:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Foun-
tains, Open Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Federation, Com-
munity Relations Council, noon Federation,
Women's Division, Business and Professional
Steering Committee and Campaign Evaluation at
the Home of Angela Lampert, 5:30 p.m. Federa-
tion, Campaign Associates Pre-Evaluation Meet-
ing, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 City of Hope, Luncheon
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10 a.m.
Temple Beth Zion, board, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth
David, Executive Board, 8 p.m. Hadassah Lees
Wednesday, April 26 Seventh Day of Passover.
Thursday, April 27 Eighth Day of Passover.
Friday, April 28 Yiddish Culture Group Cen-
tury Village, board, 10 a.m. Free Sons of Israel,
12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30 Hadassah Florida-Atlantic
Region, Spring Conference, 9:30 a.m. Congregation
Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth David Men's
Club, Fishing expedition Jewish Community Cen-
ter, Israel Independence Day Celebration at Bryant
Park, Lake Worth 1-5 p.m.
Monday, May 1 B'nai B'rith No. 3016, board, 3
p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood,
board, 9:45 a.m. Hadassah Florida-Atlantic
Region, Spring Conference Jewish Community Day
School, Board Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Temple Beth El
Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m. Federation, Central
Planning & Allocations Committee, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Federation, Women's Division, Campaign Cab-
inet Meeting, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 2 Yom Hashoa (Holocaust Memo-
rial Day) Federation, Community Holocaust
Observance, 7:30 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group
Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, board,
7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, board, 8 p.m.
Hadassah Mt. Scopus, Boynton Beach, 7:30 p.m.
Federation, Campaign Cabinet Meeting, noon.
Wednesday, May 3 Federation, Women's Divi-
sion, Business and Professional Program, 7 p.m.
Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood, board, 9:30
a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Palm
Beach, noon Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, 1
p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Council, 12:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Olam, 12:30 p.m. Na'Amat
USA Golda Meir, board, 1 p.m. Holocaust
Survivors of the Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 4 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m.
Federation, Soviet Jewry Task Force, noon
Temple Torah of West Boynton, board, 7:30 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Flagler Even-
ing, board, 7:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA, Theodore
Herzl, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Century, board, 1 p.m.
Morse Geriatric Center, Women's Auxiliary, Execu-
tive Committee 10:30 a.m. and Board 1:30 p.m.
Federation, Central Planning & Allocations Com-
mittee, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information call the Jewish Federation,
Senior News
Continued from Page 16
Our Ow." The JCC thanks
the Palm Beach Scribes for
their thoughtfulness and gen-
erosity and hope to have you
once again meet at the JCC
especially when we are in our
new building.
May is Older Americans'
Month. It has been the privi-
lege of the JCC to serve our
older adult population for the
past 12 years, providing a vari-
ety of programs and services.
Our Kosher Meal Program is
six years old and we have
expanded to Boynton at Con-
gregation Beth Kodesh and in
Defray, Congregation Anshei
Emuna. We are in a beautiful
new facility in the Village Mar-
ket Place, 5029 Okeechobee
Boulevard and we invite you to
stop in to join a class, listen to
a Lecture or enjoy a Kosher
lunch (reseravtions required
for lunch two days before).1
Call Louise at 689-6382 for
information. Shalom Jean
Rubin, JCC Seniore Center

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays, 8:45 a.m. Daily minyan 8:15 a.m., Sundays through
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, part-time. Sab-
bath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Temple welcomes Rep.
Harry Johnston to its services
on Friday evening, April 28, at
8 p.m.
On the occasion of this visit,
Congressman Johnston will
present Temple with a flag
that was flown atop of the
Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The evening is also dedi-
cated to all new members who
chose to join the Temple.
Temple will observe Holo-
caust Memorial Day on Sun-
day, APril 30 at 10:30 a.m. An
appropriate program has been
planned for this event. The
service will be conducted by
Rabbi Joel Chazin, assisted by
Cantor Morris Weisz. The
President of the Holocaust
Survivors Organization, Ed
Lefkowitz, will also be pre-
sent. Several survivors will
participate in the Candlelight-
ing in memory of the six mil-
lion Jewish victims of Nazi
brutality. The public is invited.
Sisterhood is planning
another of its very successful
luncheon-card parties. It will
take place on Thursday, May
11 at noon in the Temple social
Following lunch the guests
will have an afternoon of their
favorite card games.
This is the closing fund rais-
ing function of this season.
A traditional Guitar Service,
arranged by Cantor Howard
Dardashti, with selected origi-
nal compositions, will take
place Friday night, April 28 at
8;15 p.m. At the close of the
service an Oneg Shabbat will
be sponsored by the Temple in
honor of the birthday of Can-
tor Dardashti.
On Friday evening, April 21
at 8 p.m. Shabbat service will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. The youth group will
conduct the service. Cantor
Stuart Pittle will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
On Wednesday morning,
April 26 at 10:30 a.m. Temple
will celebrate the last day of
Passover with Yiskor Ser-
vices. Everyone is invited.
BRODER, Ralph. 73, of Delray Beach.
Beth-Israel Rubin Memorial Chapel,
Delray Beach.
GLANTZ, Leo, 72, of Boca Raton.
Menorah Gardens Funeral Chapel.
West Palm Beach.
JARVIS, Dr. Edward, of Boynton
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
ROTHSTEIN, Max, 89, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens Funeral
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
ZIDLE, Blanche K., 71, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Temple will host the com-
munity wide Holocaust
Remembrance Day Program
on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets must be presented at
the door and may be obtained
through the Jewish Federa-
tion, the Jewish Community
Center or Temple Emanuel-El.
For further information call
the Temple or the Jewish Fed-
Temple will be holding an
Israel Independence Day Sin-
gles Dance, Saturday, May 6
at 8 p.m. This dance will be for
young, singles ages 20-40 and
will feature a DJ,
hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
The charge will be $8 for
Temple members and $10 for
non-Temple members. The
public is welcome. For further
information please call the
Ban Extended On Neo-Nazi Group's
Activities In West Berlin
BONN (JTA) The Western
Allied Powers that have gov-
erned West Berlin since the
end of World War II have
renewed a ban on the activities
of the National Democratic
Party (NDP), a right-wing
group widely believed to be
The NPD, as it is known, can
operate legally in the rest of
West Germany as a right-wing
In the Frankfurt municipal
elections last month, the NPD
won 6.6 percent of the popular
vote, giving it for the first time
representation in the munici-
pal council.
Beth David Honors
Torah Donors
TempU Beth David recently honored Judge Abraham and Kate
Levy in appreciation for their Sefer Torah presentation. The
Torah was originally presented by the Levy family last year in
memory of their son, Roger Marc Levine. The Levy's outer son
and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Sally Levine, donated a sterling
silver breastplate and crown for the Torah. Pictured (Ur) are
Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg, Judge Abraham and Kate Levy,
their son Jeffrey Levine, holding the Torah, their grandson Roger
Levine, and Julius Priven, member of the ritual committee.
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The Fifth Son
Coral Sprirtgx
The festival of Pesach is
dominated by the central
theme, "When your son asks
you." Indeed, the entire Pass-
over 'Haggadah" (a book read
at the Seder service recount-
ing the story of the Exodus
from Egypt) is based on the
Torah's command, 'You shall
tell your son' the word
Haggadah itself meaning 'tell-
ing' or 'narrative.'
During the Seder service, we
read in the Haggadah that
"... the Torah speaks of four
sons, one wise, one wicked,
one simple, and one who does
not even know how to ask a
question." The Haggadah then
proceeds to tell us the ques-
tions posed by each of these
'sons,' and the reply which we
are to give to each of them.
The Wise Son inquires about
the special Mitzvos of Pass-
over and we are to tell him in
detail all the laws and customs
of the festival. The Wicked
Son asks: "What is this all
about?" In reply, we are to
tell him of the Exodus from
Egypt. As for the son who
does not know to ask, it is for
us to open the conversation
with him as the Torah says
"You shall tell your son on
that day, saying, 'This is on
account of what the L-rd did
for me when I went forth from
While the Four Sons differ
from one another in their re-
action to the Seder, they have
one thing in common: they are
all present at the Seder. Even
the "Wicked" son is there
taking an active, though rebel-
lious, interest in what is going
on in Jewish life around him.
This, at least, justifies the
hope that some day also the
'Wicked" one will become
wise, and all Jewish children
attending the Seder will be-
come conscientious Jews.
Unfortunately, in our time of
confusion and spiritual bank-
ruptcy, there is another kind of
a Jewish child a 'fifth son,'
who is conspicuous by his ab-
sence from the Seder: the one
who is not even aware of the
Seder-shel-Pesach, of the Exo-
dus from Egypt and the subse-
quent Revelation at Sinai.
This presents a grave chal-
lenge, which should command
our attention long before Pass-
over and the Seder night, for
no Jewish child should be for-
saken. It is one of the vital
tasks of our time to exert all
possible effort to awaken in
the young generation (as also
in those who are advanced in
years but still young in deeper
understanding) a fuller appre-
ciation of the values of Yid-
dishkeit, a full and genuine
The Exodus from Egypt and
the Festival of Pesach are
forceful reminders that an
attempt to emulate the envi-
ronment does not lead to sur-
vival, deliverance, and free-
dom. These come from staunch
loyalty to our traditions and
the Jewish way of life. Our
ancestors in Egypt were a
small minority and lived in the
most difficult circumstances.
Yet, they preserved their iden-
tity, and with pride and dig-
nity, tenaciously clung to their
own way of life, traditions, and
uniqueness. Precisely in this
way was their existence as-
sured and eventually their
deliverance from every sla-
very, physical and spiritual.
Discovery Seminar
Set For May 5
Individuals with little or no
formal Jewish education will
be given the opportunity to
discover a good deal about
their heritage during a week-
end-long Discovery Seminar
beginning Friday, May 5,1989
at the Clarion Castle Hotel in
Miami Beach.
The Seminar, sponsored by
Aish HaTorah features a pro-
gram of discussions and work-
shops including "The Jewish
Way in Love, Dating and Mar-
riage." Since its inception in
1983, some 25,000 individuals
have attended seminars in
Israel, Europe, the United
States, Canada, Africa and
"Failsafe," the weekend's
concluding segment, is a multi-
session presentation patterned
on the methodology used by
Mossad, the Israeli intelli-
gence agency, to confirm
information sent by its opera-
tives. "Failsafe" applies this
technique to validation of
Judaism's central document,
the Torah.
"Discovery's rational
approach has been like a
breath of fresh air for today's
Joung, university-educated
ew, who tends to view
Judaism as a set of quaint
rituals at best, and, at worst,
as an unwanted burden," says
Rabbi Ephraim Shore, director
of Aish HaTorah in South
Florida. "Many of our past
participants have followed up
their initial Seminar experi-
ence by pursuing further study
in Jewish adult education pro-
grams. This is especially true
of the previously unaffuiated,
for whom the Seminars open a
door to unsuspected know-
ledge and self-awareness." In
addition to lectures, discus-
sions and spiritual Sabbath
meals, Discovery will feature
lively entertainment and good
Further information and
reservations can be obtained
by calling (305) 653-6221.
Pinchas Peli, Dies At 59
living, walking Kiddush
This was how the late Rabbi
Pinchas Hacohen Peli was
described in eulogies at his
funeral here recently.
Peli, professor of Judaic
studies at the Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev and a
noted writer and thinker, died
April 3 after a long illness. He
was 59.
Among a congregation of
hundreds who came to honor
Peli were Rabbi Yisrael Lau,
the chief rabbi of Tel Aviv;
Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen,
the chief rabbi of Haifa; mem-
bers of the Knesset; and other
public figures.
The deputy president of
Israel's High Court of Justice,
Menahem Elon, said he had
encountered Jews the world
over who unfailing set aside
time each week to read and
enjoy Peli's "Torah Today"
column in the Jerusalem Post.
The column, based loosely on
midrashic literature, appealed
to readers from all intellectual
and religious backgrounds and
earned the author respect and
popularity throughout the
Jewish world.
Peli was editor in chief of the
Encyclopedia Judaica Year
Book and the Jerusalem Quar-
terly for Literature.
Born Pinchas Hacohen to an
Orthodox family, Peli took his
pen name as a young writer.
He leaves a mother, a wife,
three daughters, a son and two
brothers; Rabbi Shmuel Avi-
dor-Hacohen and former Knes-
set member Menahem Haco-
Shamir Aide Indicted For Bribery
close political associate of
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir has been indicted for solic-
iting and accepting bribes on
behalf of the Likud party dur-
ing the 1984 election cam-
Michael Dekel, 70, was a
Likud Knesset member and
deputy minister of defense at
the time. Today, he is an
adviser to Shamir on settle-
ment policy in the adminis-
tered territories.
The indictment, presented to
a Tel Aviv court this week,
alleges that Dekel persuaded
land dealers to give donations
amounting to as much as
$185,000 to Likud party funds.
In return, the charge sheet
alleges, contributors were to
receive preferential treatment
in dealings with the govern-
Israel's Irim news agency
reported that Shamir partici-
pated in solicitation of the
funds. But the prime minister
has not been implicated in the
There is also no suggestion
that Dekel pocketed any of the
money himself.
He could face a prison sen-
tence of up to 10 years.
Halacha Hotline
For Passover Advice
those confused about the laws
of Passover, help is only a
phone call away.
The Rabbinical Board of
Greater New York and the
Union for Traditional Conser-
vative Judaism will both pro-
vide their own answers about
proper holiday rules and cus-
The Rabbinical Board's six-
year-old National Halacha
Hotline fielded over 2,000 calls
in the three weeks preceding
Passover last year. Most of the
questions were about proper
Ereparation and kashering of
itchen utensils, such as
ranges, microwave ovens,
dishes and more.
Ten volunteers handle the
calls, three at one time, for
the non-profit, 24-hour, year-
round hotline.
Although the Rabbinical
Board is an Orthodox organi-
zation, the hotline remains
independent of denomination
restrictions, according to
Rabbi Joshua Wolhendler, who
originated the project.
Those interested are advised
to call the following numbers
in sequence: (718) 963-1236;
(212) 425-2242; (212) HALA-
The Union for Traditional
Conservative Judaism is offer-
ing its toll-free Passover hot-
line on Sunday, April 16 from
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT.
"Operation Pesach," spon-
sored for the third year by the
union, will allow callers to
speak with halachic authorities
about information and advice
on all aspects of Passover
The phone number is 1-800-
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U.S. Will Not Curtail Israel's Trade Benefits
Israel will not have its trade
benefits curtailed by the
United States, despite charges
from an Arab-American group
that Israel has violated the
rights of Palestinian workers.
The information is contained
in a recommendation by U.S.
Trade Representative Carla
Hills to President Bush, who is
expected to affirm it soon.
In Jeopardy was Israel's
involvement in the 12-year-old
Generalized System of Prefer-
ences program, or GSP, which
allows certain Israeli products
including gold chains and
some chemicals to enter the
United States duty free.
Last August the American-
Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee filed a complaint
saying Israel should be dis-
qualified for the benefits
because of its treatment of
Palestinian workers.
It charged, among other
things, that Israel deducts 20
percent of the gross wages of
residents of the administered
territories who are legally
registered to work in Israel
and that it will not allow them
to stay overnight within Israel
Israel did not dispute the
charges in sub-committee tes-
timony, but convinced Hill,
according to the Long Island
newspaper Newsday, that
"corrective steps are being
taken" and that Israel has
made "sufficient progress to
warrant a continuation" of the
trade benefits.
The key point in Hill's
recommendation, U.S. and
Israeli sources said, was not to
consider the administered ter-
ritories as part of Israel.
According to the Jewish
Labor Committee, which testi-
fied on Israel's behalf during
hearings on the Arab group's
complaint, there are 31 inde-
pendent trade unions on the
West Bank and seven in the
Gaza Strip.
Israel is "the only demo-
cratic country in the Middle
East and the only state with a
free trade movement," it
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