Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, Fla. : 1975)
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
Creation Date:
July 4, 1975
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 28, 1975)-v. 8, no. 40 (Dec. 17, 1982).
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Jan. 2, 1976 called v.2, no. 22, but constitutes v.2, no. 1.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: July 28, 1978 called no. 14 in masthead and no. 15 in publisher's statement; Aug. 25, 1978 called no. 16 in masthead and no. 17 in publisher's statement; Aug. 10, 1979 called no. 15 in masthead and no. 16 in publisher's statement; Oct. 22, 1982 called no. 31 in masthead and no. 32 in publisher's statement.
General Note:
"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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University of Florida
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Uemsti Floridian
Combining "OUt VOICf" and FEDERATION MfOtTM"
in conjunction with The Jwnli Federation of Palm k*ch CouMy
nber 9
Palm Beach County, Florida Friday, July 4, 1975
25 cent*
JF Approves Washington Advisory Office, Staff
ipproved by
rtors of the
i to set up a
to provide
guidance on
nd potentials for
their agencies,
tn of national legis-
iority health, wel-
^^t was acted on
Rfcfves from 70
IgU the United
^^^B during GIF
nhtee meetings
^^Bsessiom In New
fhey focused
-e of eo-tmunity
sponsibilities at
^^H and in Israel In
^^Kulng Middle
today's economy.
in response from
^^Ktions. is intend-
the gap in whioh
Jewish Federations until now
have been the only major group
not directly served" by a Wash-
ington representative among
Jewish and non-Jewish philan-
thropies. The new CJF Wash-
ington service, to be funded by
a consortium of larger city Fed-
erations, will likely begin in the
early Fall and will provide
weekly reports.
Also held during the quarter-
ly gathering were meetings on
the Institute for Jewish Life;
planning sessions in the many
areas of leadership develop-
ment, public relations and the
media, community planning,
women's communal services,
college youth and faculty.
The Smolar Award competi-
tion for excellence in North
American Jewish journalism,
and programming for the forth-
coming 44th General Assembly
.to be held in Miami. Nov. 18-23
were also considered.
Young Leadership Planning
Weekend Retreat July 11-13
rship Announced by
V omen's Division
A Hebrew Union College res-
ident scholar will highlight the
Jewish Federation's Leadership
Development retreat set for
July 11-13.
The weekend, to be held at
the Sheraton Inn on Singer Is-
land, will feature Professor Fred
Pollak. The comprehensive pro-
gram was launched in 1974-75,
with Detra Kay and Bob Levy
as chairpersons of the group.
In the meetings throughout
the year, said Mrs. Kay, "mem-
bers have gained greater insight
into some of the areas of Jew-
ish concern with which the or-
ganized Jewish community must
become involved if it is to serve
as a focal point.
"We hope that the Young
Leadership program will con-
tinue to be an integral part of
the work of the Federation.
There are few more important
goals than insuring that the
local Jewish community will
have continued leadership to
sustain and support it," she
Among the topics covered
during the monthly sessions
were: "The Challenge of
Leadership." "American Jewry
and the State of Israel," "Organ-
ization of the American Jewish
Community," "Who is a Jew?
Why Jewish?" "Current Issues
and Concerns of the American
Jewish Family," and "The Holo-
Participating in the program
are Detra and Howard Kay,
Ceil and Bob Levy, Ilene and
Louis Silber, Jeanette and Bur-
ton Scharff, Marcy and Ken
Scherer, Shelley and Neal Roh-
inson. Carol and Joel Koeppei,
Peggy and Dudley Richter,
Carolyn and Gary Simon, Ellen
and Dean Rosenbach, Gail and
Paul Pariser, Joan and Stanley
Dober, Erica and Alan Wald,
Marcia nnd David Chauncey.
Doris and Jay Tenzer, Barbara
and Ronald Kaplan, and Eva
and Barry Krisher.
"I once worried about what
would happen when the older
generation disappeared," said
Yigal Alton recently. "Now I
come and again and again I as*
young leaders getting up, taking
over and supporting our work.
This is greatly encouraging. Oar
present is our future."
Ht of
^^Bhip for the Fed-
ampaign in-
^^^BBwing divisional
^^Br Shtrtman. $2500
Levy, $1005-
Tanen an'I
n and Judv W*lte-
4499; Peggy Richter,
Hbton and Anne
S100-SM9; and Millie
Mar. S5A-S99
, The Phon-^-thon Division will
be chaired by Detra Kay and
Stad Leaner.
Anproximatelv 50 women will
make up the Women's Division
campaign cabinet to plan for
next year's Combined Jewish
Aooeal-Israel Emergency Fund
I The record $240,000 raised by
the Women's Division during
the current campaign accounts
far 25 per cent of the record
peace-time total contributed by
the Palm Beach Jewish com-
Sen. Long Warns That Someone g
Must Tell Israel the Tacts of Life' \
tiro Rejects Land Pass;
lemate Dangerous -- K.
lairo this week reportedly rejected
ait offer of a land corridor to link
Oil fields, while Israel insisted upon
over the Gidi and Mitla Passes in
nme time, it was re-
' ivi' has agreed
^Hpforce In the
BOS circulated
% a meeting in
^^^^Hndent Anwar
^Hbassador to
^^Hp Eilts.
o Cairo from
he was
e Minister
eyed the
substance of these talks to Sa-
dat, and it is presumably on
this basis that Sadat agreed to
the three-year extension while
flatly rejecting the Israeli of-
fer on Abu Rodeis and the stra-
tegic desert passes.
SOURCES in Jerusalem quick-
ly pointed out that Sadat was
in effect agreeing to nothing.
From Sadat's point of view,
freeing to the UN extension
was an extension of a guarantee
of sorts to himself against what
he fears might be preemptive
Israeli strikes against the Suez
Continued on Page 8
Sen. Russell B. Long (D.,
Village Royale
Residents Boost
The 1975 Jewish Federation
campaign moved closer to the
$1 million mark when residents
of Village Royale on the Green
collected contributions totaling
S6.000 for the Combined Jew-
ish Appeal Israel Emergency
In the one-month, first-time
campaign spearheaded by Aaron
Brodsky, 90 per cent of the
Boynton Beach community re-
sponded to the drive.
Campaign committee mem-
bers working with Brodsky and
his cochairman. Bill Zell, in-
cluded Murray Zimmerman.
Ed Passman, Lou Reiser. Jack
Berliner. Israel Needleman, Dr.
Sid Roth, Pearl Berman. Betty
Deutsch and Dotty Hirsch.
"I am especially gratified by
the help of our non-Jewish
neighbors," Brodsky said, "and
my thanks go to the managers
of the complex for their co-
Cited for outstanding service
since 1948 by the Federation of
Jewish Philanthropies of New
York, Brodsky "continues the
tradition of responsibility to
strengthen the Jewish com-
He added. "To save ourselves,
we must help Israel."
La.) urging grass roots sup-
port for President Ford and
Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger in their Middle
East diplomacy, says Is-
rael's politicians "ought to
tell the facts of life" to the
people of Israel and cooper-
ate with Kissinger.
"Otherwise, somebody
could just stumble into a
world war that should have
been avoided," Long warn-
ed. Long's remarks came in
response to a question in an
interview on why he did not
join 76 Senators in a letter
to President Ford urging
continued assistance to Is-
Doug Manship, Washington re-
porter for the Baton Rouge, La-
Morning Advocate and State
Times and television station
WBRZ. It took place June 6
five days before Israeli Premier
Yitzhak Rabin met the Presi-
dent here.
A transcript of the interview
was given to the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency by the Senator's
office after an inquiry by the
JTA. Long is chairman of the
Senate Finance Committee
which handled the Trade Act
of 1974 embodying the Jackson-
Vanik measure tying U.S. trade
benefits to Soviet emigration
Long said that Kissinger's
ste.n-by-step "solution" of the
Middle East problem "has not
had much cooperation from the
powers that be In Israel. New
somebody has got to tell those
people the facts of life, that they
ought to work this thing out.
And our Secretary of State will
have as much sympathy toward
Israel a,s anybody in this coon-
try, you would think, having the
background of being Jewish by
ancestry and having known
what it is to see people perse-
WHEN JTA suggested to a
principal assistant to Long that
possibly the Senator, having
spoken extemporaneously in the
interview, may not have ex-
Continued oa Page
Rabin Meets
UJA Leaders
Prime Minister Rabin
with 500 national and
munity UJA campaign leaders
in Washington at a lunct
immediately following his tal
with the VS. President a
Secretary of State last week.
He heard reports of cash o
lection campaigns to carry
to the people of Israel i
meaning of the commitment
American Jewry.
An additional S28 million is
needed to meet minimum com-
mitments to the Jewish Ages
in order to avoid cutbacks a
determents of urgently needed
vital services which led to that
agency's current "budget of des-

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, July |
HIAS To Resettle
Vietnam Refugees
HIAS. the worldwide Jewish
migration agency, has been ask-
jed by the U.S. State department
* to participate in the resettle-
ment of Vietnamese refugees,
according to Gaynor I. Jacob-
son, executive vice president of
the agency.
HIAS will seek the coopera-
tion of local Jewish communi-
ties throughout the country in
accepting their fair share of
10,000 of the 130.000-150.000
Vietnamese who are in. or en-
route to the United States.
Representatives from large
and medium-sized Jewish com-
munities attended a meeting in
New York called by HIAS and
held at the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds
recently to discuss the refugee
The consensus was that the
Jewish community would react
positively to mobilizing partici-
pation in the resettlement of at
least 10.000 Buddhist Vietna-
mese refugees.
Resettlement efforts by vol-
untary agencies will be financed
primarily by the Federal Gov-
eminent, with the expected pas-
sage of an appropriations bill
now before Congress.
Eighteen Jewish communities
have already accepted Cam-
bodian refugees under HIAS'
aegis, including New York City,
Dallas, Miami, Denver, Los
Angeles, Kansas City, Boston.
Houston. New Orleans, Phila-
delphia. St. Louis. New Haven
and Albany. Commitments for
resettlement of Vietnamese ref-
ugees are expected within a
short time.
Vietnamese refugees now In
this country are housed in
temporary quarters in Camp
Pendleton, Calif.; Fort Chaffe.
Ark., and Eglin Air Force Base.
HIAS representatives have al-
ready begun working with refu-
gees at two of these staging
HIAS is a beneficiary of the
United Jewish Appeal and Jew-
ish Federations and Welfare
Funds throughout the nation.
During 1974, HIAS resettled
3.490 Soviet Jews in 88 com-
munities in the United States.
ReDr.ntrd ;ron. -n* February '9T5
iuur of -MEC-il'V American Jew-
ih Life .n Retro.oeet." a oroiect
i f the Institute for Jewi.h L'fe .1
liv.aion of the Council <' Jewiih
enoe and the choices we have
patible with the i
and amplification of ?**
His America lived up to its
, federate, end vVrafara Fund,. promise. tO US fl", tn "ftttft?
rootedness in American role of American JcU'n HI
society anJ culture proven com- onKoing life of th J ti
Christian, Jewish Students
Study Each Other's Beliefs
Hillel directors and Jewish col-
lege students are talking to their
Christian peers on American
college campuses, studying and
exploring the sources of each
other's religious beliefs and
traditions in classes, seminars,
lectures, and cooperative proj-
ects, according to a report in
"Campus," a newsletter issued
bv the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foun-
Th.e survey said that the
campus violence of the 1960s,
the plight of the world's starv-
ing millions and the economic
turmoil of this new decade "are
partly responsible for this turn
towards reason."
The ic'ort asserted that a
series of programs on the Holo-
caust sDonsored by Hillel "has
moved the Christian community
to a study of the Nazi terror
and to a reexamination of their
ideas on Israel."
Hundreds of course offerings
at Hillel's free Jewish univer-
sities "on scores" of campuses
attract Christian students while
Hillel directors "and Christian
campus ministers sit on Univer-
local ,d Ou. of Slat.,,
13385 W. DIXIE HWY.
833 4413
Philip WEINSTEIN. f.o.
sity boards concerned with the
'moral character' of the cam-
The report said "a growing
awareness and respect for re-
ligious differences are fostered
by ecumenical Seders, inter-
religious forums on marriage,
and joint action on behalf of
Soviet Jewry."
An ecumenical weekend on
mysticism brought together at
Georgetown University 40
Christian and Jewish students,
with a faculty consisting of the
Hillel Director, a Catholic priest
and a nun, and a Buddhist
monk. The weekend offered a
Hassidic service, readings in
Kabbalah, Hassidic story-tell-
ing, a look at Catholic mysti-
cism and Yoga exercises.
At a luncheon program. Ecu-
menical Bible Study, at the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Christian students
"seem impressed by Jewish
perceptions and values that are
rich, complex, profound and add
to their knowledge and under-
standing by breaking down
their stereotypes of Judaism
and Jewish people," according
to the Hillel Directors.
The reverse is true for the
Jewish students who see that
their traditions "have more
similarities than differences
and that both Jews and Chris-
tians have many common con-'
Rabbi Stanley A. Ringler. |
executive director of Hillel of'
Greater Miami, reported that a
kit. "Jews in the Life and Mind
of America: An Academic Re
source Kit on Anti-Semitism i
and Jews in American Life,"-
was sent to 2000 faculty mem-
bers at colleges and universities :
throughout the Miami area.
There have been similar dia-
logues at Rochester University,'
Harvard University, Kent State
University. Yale University.
Texas University and others
Hillel-sponsored Holocaust me-
morials which involved Chris-
tian clergy, faculty and students
took place in Boston, Rochester,
New Haven and other cities, ac-
cording to the report.
Three hundred twenty years
have passed sintv the first Jews
settled in the areas which were
to become the United States and
Canada. From the beginning,
Jews have partaken of the
sense, shared by so manv of
the colonists and immigrants to
these shores, that this was to
be a fresh beginning, a radical
departure, not only for them-
selves, but for mankind as a
Yet tor Jews, with their lone
and unparalleled history of
persecution, expulsion and un-
ending migration. Ame-ica has
had a special meaning The
American vision of a new kinJ
of societyegalitarian, free, os-
tensibly hospitable to diversitv
held for Jews the promise of
an end to their wanderings.
As the American republic ap
proaches its bicentennial, and
as the Jewish community with-
in it attains to maturity and
self-awareness, it seems appro-
priate to cast a glance back-
ward, to reassess our experi-
Food Fair Grants
Scholarship To
Kenneth M.Rubin
Food Fair Stores. Inc. has an-
nounced the granting of a S1000
scholarship to a Palm Beach
Gardens High School student
who plans to attend Cornell Uni-
versity in Ithaca, NY
The recipient is Kenneth
Mark Kubin. son of Earl Rubin.
the manager of the J. M. Fields
store on Okeechobee Road in
WaM Palm Beach.
Food Fair Stores, Inc. oper-
ates J. M. Fields discount de-
partment stores and Pantry
Pride supermarkets in this area.
The company annually grants
some 60 scholarships through
the Food Fair Stores Founda-
tion to children of its employes
and residents in communities
served by its stores.
The awards are given on the
basis of civic interest, leader-
ship and scholarship. Need for
financial aid may also be con-
ancient heritage' Whhm2!
our rofe as Jews in htlpuJJ
~*k. America what i.\2J
And what is to be the 3
Established in 1952, the
Foundation give* complete free-
dom to the institutions con-
cerned in making the awards
Directory of
jewish organizations
American Friends ot Hebrew
American Israeli Lighthouse
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
B'nai B'rith
B'nai B'rith Women
Brandeis Women
Citv of Hope
Jewish War Veterans
Jewish War Veterans
Auxiliary No 408
labor Zionist Alliance
National Council of Jewish
Pir>r,r Wom.n
oforMdtnia or me-ber.hip
Chirm,,! "P
Contact TMieiaa fnr (>fnr.
l.-aiuli Minkoff
Feted by NJCKAC
Upon Retirement
Isaiah Minkoff, Jewish com-
munity relations executive, was
honored last month upon his re-
tirement as chief executive of-
fice of the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
The event was a feature of
the annual plenary session of
the NJCARC June 25-29 in New
York City
Henry Grossman, chairman
of the Palm Beach County's
Jewish Federation Community
Relations Committee, attended
the sessions.
From the time of its forma-
tion in 1944 by various national
and local organizations, the
NJCARC under Mr Minkoffs
leadership developed processes
that made it possible for all to
cooperate in the formulation of
policies and the planning of
programs while retaining their
individual characteristics and
pie as a whole?
The Jewish Federata!
summer film series '
July 13 will be devoted tojj
ish life in America and the jJ
migrant experience The pubijJ
sen-ice program, 'Our PeopvJ
shown on Sundays at 1 p.m.,J
make the films available to M
Palm Beach Jewish commmJ
in conjunction with Wffll
Ch. 5. The schedule of fjJ
will appear in forthcominjJ
sues of The Jewish Floridial
take Worth
A General Financial Syttam. Siat
Fount* June 193*
PHONE: 582-5641
"Lake Worth's Only
Trust Oepartmenf
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
/ // ////
1901 North Flayer Onvt
Watt Palm Beach. Florida 33407
833 8421
Rabbi Irving B Cohan
Auck Rabbi Sheldon J Harr
Sabbath MfviCM, Frd.iv at 8:15 ?M.
P.O. Bo. 568
Boca Re-on Flor.da 33432
Rabb. Norman T Mendel
Sabbath tervice. Friday at 815 PM.
P.O. to. 3
Boca Raton. Florida 33432
Rabbi Baniamin Roeeyn
Haverhill Road
Wet Palm Baach. Florida 33401
Rabb Henry Je-ech
2815 North Flagfer Dm,
Wrtf Palm Beach. 33407
Rabb. H,mn Fiahman
Sabbath mv,c. Friday at I 5 PM.
Saturday at o^jo j^M.
315 North A Street
lake Worm Florida 33460
"bo, Emenuel E,.*^
Se-y.ce. Monday, ft.
a* B:30 A m
Fr div t 8;I5 pjt
Saturday 4, 9.30 AM
Sa0b..h^r Ffdly.,800
Sarv.ce. held *,,,,
P' ->.,, 104,QN
M '' '">. PC Bo9V2a
' e--h. f|a 3j404
275 A'emeJe Drive
Palm Spring. Florida 33460
Sabbath erv.ce, Friday at 800 a*
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Monday. 4 T-,ur,dev at v.OO a*
Service, held at Faith United'eren Church Palm
3650 N E. 4th Avenue
oca Raton. Florid* 33432
Rabbi Nathan Zajtiw
3bb#eh e*rvice>. at >!*'*
rV *'3rd Saturday at 9.30 A*
Service* held at:
tr Federal* Uan Aiaaoe*"
200 I FeJmertto Park Rd.. DELRAY HEBREW
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leMafli mill. frUy at *30 P*
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Rabb. Max Formen

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The Jewish FlorUHan of Palm Beach County
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bort's Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue build-
piow standing in the United States, is a national his-
foo Few Understand Difference
ICEK is not UNESCO, twit
ently too many people do
nderstanil the differencr.
fince the latter United
is organization ostracized
last year and. at the urg-
the Palestine Liberation
htttion, cut off aid to her.
|stinction is important.
tlCEF is the United Nion*
ren" Fund. From 194S to
-when Israel asVed for an
aid $1.5 million was
ktltd to her.
fording to 3 letter from
ka Pantaleoni. president of
5. Committee for UNICEF
in The New York Times,
I? offered emcrK'ocy aid
I countries involved imme-
b lollowing the Yom Rip-
1:00 P.M.
IWPTV-Channel 5
m for conver-
>n with inter*
tinfl People, an
"Dynamic* of
h Ufa in Palm
Erlr Shulman
> Chftord JonoKHn
[Btt Shtldon Hrr.
"Such assistance has been
provided to Israel for the re-
habilitation of health centers,
schools and kindergartens in
damaged areas, and discussions
on further cooperation are con-
tinuing between UNICEF offi-
cials and the Israel authorities,"
he wrote.
She noted that Israel has been
a regular contributor to UNI-
CEF sine- 1940, pledging $45,-
000 for 1975.
"UNICEF Is a humanitarian
aid organisation funded entire-
ly by voluntary contributions
from governments and individu-
als." she said.
"Its total concern is the care
of needy children and mothers
in 112 developing countries of
Africa, Asia and Latin America,
without regard to race, creed,
nation**' status or political be-
UNESCO is the United Na-
tions Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization. Accord-
ing to a New York Times edi-
torial, UNESCO provides mil-
lions of dollars for Arab nations.
Telephone, Personal Contact,
and/or Both.
Sand resume to S.T.,
Box 012973, Miami 33101
UU Er.Tr,
H. 1 Robert!
Jro "'* Tiilimi.
M. Twin L*vy
"'en c.mD Shalom
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. TSroJuctf
Your Minimum Purchases
Of Only $1.00 A Week
Israel Must
Double Her
Pinhas Sapir, chairman ofj
the Jewish Agency Execu-
tive, said here that Israel
would have to have a Jew-
ish population of at least
six-million, before it could
have peace and security.
The present population is
three million, and at the
present rate of natural in-
crease it will take 25 years
to double it, which means
that every effort must be
made to increase aliya, Sa- j
pir said in the course of his ]
keynote address opening the:
fourth annual Assembly of
the Jewish Agency here.
THE OPENING session was
attended by President Ephraim
Katzir of Israel, Jerusalem's
Mayor Teddy Kollek, Max
Fisher of Detroit, chairman of
the Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, and Ezra Shapiro, I
world chairman of Keren Have-,
The Assembly drew morel
than 300 Jewish leaders from all
over the world to grapple with
such problems as the decline in
aliya, immigrant absorption,
Jewish education in the dias-
pora, the Arab boycott and the
social and economic gap in Is-
rael's society.
Most important, the Agency
will have to approve the Jew-
ish Agency's $508 million budg-
et for the next fiscal year
which is based on an estimate!
of 45.000 new immigrants arriv-
ing in the country.
THAT NUMBER may not be
achieved. Sapir noted in his ad-
dress that only 32.000 immi-
grants came to Israel in 1974
compared to S5.000 in 1973.
He said that the 7,400 "olim" j
who arrived during the first five !
months of 1975 comprised!
"about half of what it was in
the same period last year."
Sapir attributed the sharp de-
cline in immigration in part to
the harassment and persecution,
of Jews in the Soviet Union who j
seek exit visas.
He said he wanted to assure
them that the campaign for1
their freedom was continuing
in Israel and in Jewish com-1
munities throughout the world.
He praised the contributions of
the 100,000 Soviet Jews already
in Israel.
SAPIR SAID that while the
immigrant housing problem was
practically solved, there were
still many problems ahead, not-
ably in the area of social ab-
He told the delegates that they
must devote special attention to
organizing aliya as special proj-
ects of their home communities
rather than as an initiative from
Sapir spoke at length about
the unique contribution of spe-
cial funds, such as the Israel
education fund for the improve-
ment of the quality of life in Is-
rael and urged the delegates to
help meet Israel's educational
needs, especially pre-kinder
garten, high school and neigh-
borhood centers.
The Jewish Agency chairman
had warm praise for the settle-
ment projects accomplished by
the Agency's settlement depart-
ment which he described as
"one of the shining jewels In
the crown of Jewish Agency
Throveh September I, 1975
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
We note The Miami Herald's article in Sunday's
Tropic Magazine entitled "Is There a Jewish Elite in
Ordinarily, we wouldn't bother commenting at all.
except that the article could have an upsetting effect.
The article equates Jewish elitism with money and
social prestige, when Judaism's real strength lies in
neither of these, but in its traditional and tenacious
identification with an elite history of intellectual and
philosophical leadership going back thousands of years.
We noticed no such references in the article to
Miami Jews who have national and even international
reputations in this legard. some of whom fill the high-
est and most respected positions among our REAL
We take exception to the judgment of the individ-
ual Jewish community leaders who permitted themselves
to be interviewed on such a childish and elementary
plane who participated in such a project in the first
The individual Jewish community leaders, them-
selves, know better. We know them personally. We know
they know better.
Some Encouraging Sijnis
Those who expected an agreement between Israel
and Egypt to follow immediately Premier Yitzhak Rabin's
visit to Washington are of course disappointed. The fact
still remains that until Egypt demonstrates she is will-
ing to make concessions, as Israel is. no agreement can
be reached.
But the Rabin meetings with President Ford and
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger did result in a
public relaxation of the tension that had built up be-
tween Israel and the United States since Kissinger's
"shuttle diplomacy" broke down last March.
There was an exchange of views and an apparent
understanding of each other's position. As Rabin said
upon his return to Israel: "I would not want to say that
all I said was accepted by the Americans, but at the
same time not everything said by the Americans was
accepted by me."
This is as it should be.
* *
Pressure Would Be Fatal
Added to this were Kissinger's warm words at a
dinner for Rabin in which he called differences between
Israel and the United States "merely familv quarrels."
This does not mean that the situation is still not
tense. The Ford Administration still wants verv badly
to reach an agreement between Israel and Egypt. But
perhaps this new publicly-expressed understanding
backed by the strong support for Israel in Congress'
will cause the Administration to think twice before
attempting to pressure Israel into taking steps the Jew-
ish State feels would endanger her security.
For in the end. Rabin is after all right. No one
not even the United States, can be relied on bv Israei
to protect her own security. Onlv Israel can do that for
Gov. Wallace in Error
We are no supporter of Gov. George Wallace of
Alabama for the presidency. And certainly we are not
his defender.
Still, we hope that Gov. Wallace made a mistake
in some of his remarks about our having fought the
wrong enemy in World War II.
At the time and under the circumstances, there
was no problem in choosing between Berlin and the
Does the Governor really mean that the U.S. should
have allied itself with the Nazis in the struggle aainst
international Communism?
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Friday, July 4, 1975
Solar Energy, Corporate Si
HEN I came to Florida from
the north as a youn
I found solar heaters a quaint
phenomenon, with their huge
glass panels prominently em-
bedded in the roof and 'boost-
er-heaters" in the garage for
those presumably rare days
when it was gray and rainy.
They disappeared rather ra-
pidly in the affluence ot
World War II and post-Korea
SOCietJ After all. gas and elec-
tricity were so much more re-
liable and efficient Who cared
about the co-'
Now. because of the energy
crunch, when EVERYONE I
about the cost, solar heaters
have come back into vogue
n, and the Congress: ii
spending a fortune to s-
solar energ) research.
MY INTUITIVE feeling a!-
ways was that solar energy is
r Buck Rogers affair, a tinker-
toy devised by some addle-
brained miser who wanted no
pan of the public utilities sys-
I deduced these feelings from
the solar heater agencies them-
selves, their repair men. and
even one Hialeah manufacturer
of solar heaters I met back in
those days of my youth
They were rugged individ-
ualists, fiercely independent
people, a gaggle of small busi-
They all had the Robert H.
Goddard look about them
wild souls daring to remain out-
side of the clutches of the sys-
tem (the public utilities) and to
harness the universe into the
TODAY, THE system is the
corporate state, in which the
giant American corporations
sculpt the nation to suit their
own increasingly greedy needs,
and the individual is no longer
rugged but raggedwearied by
his growing anonymity, help-
and despair.
I am put in mind of all this
because of the announcement
the other day that those covet-
ed congressional funds recently
budgeted for solar energy re-
search are mainly going to the
giant corporations that have
little or no experience with it,
but an insatiable taste for the
potential profits of solar energy
if put into their controlling
The true and faithful pion-
eers of my youth, those lovable
Goddard types, are being left
out in the cold. Naturally.
STILL, WE are in the ad-
vent of the bicentennial year.
Corporate state or no corporate
state. I reckon I ought to find
something kind to say capable
of reflecting pride in America.
And indeed I have found it.
When King Faisal's assassin
was executed the other day, he
was beheaded by three strokes
of a sword at intervals of a
minute apart so thai J
experience the mujB,
ror and pair, rJ"?"
death finally tZL
At to say of us J
that we would not toiel
cruelty. Of course, d3
gotry and hatred and '
acy in America f^-.,
through Watergate tl
litical assassination.
But the execution tf u
murderer, compared hi
own treatment of sit i
Sirhan, tells the whole'.
Mainly, it says ,
about the Arab nation-
they are still a feud*] J
this is particularly J
for us to understand J
when Arab petrodolj
challenging the ind
nations for world don
always raise their br_
against western colonialL
tation. But thev are bernl
rolled by the new
exploiters of the in
nations themselves.
To put it pluntly, Ai
trodollars. represemjoij
feudal Arab power, are (
in a struggle to turn i.
bles on their erstwhile |
trialized exploiters.
A feudal society it _
dominate and economical
press an advanced
cal society.
(At this point, the Ari|
olutionaries who will
have to oppose their l
ters, too, if their revo
slogans are to have anji
ing at all. play only hi
Ceattoacd ta Pas 71
Terrible Woes of Gotham Tw
Number 9
25 TAMUZ 5735
Los Angeles Times Syndicate
W hore City, Crime Citv New
^ork has been called many
names. Now the police and fire-
men union officials are trving
to spread the term "Fear city "
Granted the bitterness about
the job layoffs from which this
tactic comes, it is nonetheless
a dubious, shortsighted, self-
defeating tactic.
TO BESMIRCH the citvs
image, and thus to hinder busi-
ness settlement and investment
>n it. is also to choke off the
future prosperity on which the
union workers' jobs in the vears
ahead will depend
Besides, the sources of fear
reach beyond the number
count of the people who work
for the city. New York was most
a Fear City in the second half
of the 1960s, when it was also
being called a Fun Citv. but
when intense social angers well-
ed up in it. and when citv jobs
and social welfare expenditures
mounted in order to allay those
NEW YORK contains one of
the most liberal citv popula-
tions in the nation It believes
in generous welfare payments,
tree higher education, citv hos-
pitals, social services, free-
spending pension plans for citv
workers. In the last 40 years
in the wake of the New Deal
Philosophy, it has led the na-
tion in mortgaging its future
with debt.
The result has been a great
and generous city, fermenting
change-drenched, tumultuous
but also a prodigal city, living
constantly beyond its means
and now just about broke. It
nas been saved from technical
bankruptcy only by a state com-
mission which in effect admin-
istered its huge deficit and debt
while limiting its expenditures
auer ran for mayor on the
platfogn of making New York
a separate state.
In effect, it has been exactly
that for some timea social
welfare state, leaving all the
rest in its free-wheeling, free-
spending generosity.
If it had separate legal status
as a state, however, it might
be even worse off today, since
it would have no bailing-out
commission to fall back on.
There are three principal
drains on New York's funds
the social welfare services, the
public services (including pen-
sion funds as well as salaries)
and the interest sen-ice on the
huge piled-up debt
I DO.VT list them in either
an increasing or a decreasing
order of importance because
they have all been outrageously
nigh "*
Public inattention has com-
bined with gimmickv budgetary
practices to stave off the crunch
until now. but it has been com-
ing for some years.
It could have been avoided,
in its extreme form, if city, state
and federal officials had met
with the big bankers who con-
trol the city's credit, and had
worked out some solution quiet-
But everyone passed the
ouroen on to everyone slse. and
nothing happened to avert the
Public explosion When it came.
>t made everything worse by
focusing attention on the city's
muddle and knocking out the
last props from under the city's
fundibllity "* bomwi, new
IT NOW has only until Oc-
tober to restore enough of it to
Mart its borrowing again and
stay at least outwardUy solvent.
i a r done? Tht mww*
W. I" ^t X *"* number *
lists have been drawn up. in
surveys on New York', iitue
Jon. with K^nc chu9u
can be madeia running the
citys schools, universities, hos-
pitals, parks, welfare nftj
itation systems.
They are a matter of c
sense, that should long ajj>|
been applied to the city 1
city's own public opinkal
can still be applied. It
but not too late, for seaf
ing self-discipline by
expenditures, cutting a<
marginal, eliciting hardetj
more efficient work.
BUT THIS gets us to I
of the problem, beyond <
hires and borrowings and!
A great city like New 1|
more than a couectiotn
terest groups trade
welfare clients, pension
ents. bankers, ethnic | -
Either it is a coramis^
it is a big overgrow*"
blown bundle of selfiM
The bankers showed tlietl
fishness by becoming!
hearted and fnerringW
The union leaders sho**!
selfishness by reftising |
cept either a wage fr*r
spreading of the ** P
shorter workweek: TneTJI
rigid, and the result i^
job slashing by the Of-
A CITY isn't just
td s^uaicks. sjousas. ssH
outs. It is a sense <*"
The fateful fact WjJ
York is that this
energy center, which ha]
people to itself **"*
racSoes-by Us joba<
ideas, its eMnmumcaooM
has not been WeJJi
them a sense of bek*^
New York is no* jus'1'
of tensions, violence.
and bankruptcy I
posatissinr of the st* "\
tion-not s whore cW J
dry or fear city but
and even global efcY- B
tome work and **^
and sacrifice to keep

Jy, July 4, 1975
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 5
6Ein Brera' There's No Choice For Israelis
A Total Cash Mobilization Drive is underway
in the Palm Beach Jewish Community. The
etfort to accelerate payment of pledges to
the Jewish Federation's 1975 Combined Jew-
ish Appeal Israel Emergency Fund will
benefit people most in need of this help. One
of these people is Walter K.
Walter K. is the personnel manager of a
small factory near Tel Aviv. His wife Sara di-
rects a small day care center for preschool chil-
dren of working mothers. Walter's' monthly gross
nay is IL 3.200, of which he takes home IL 1.800
after deductions for income tax, war loans, so-
cial security, health insurance.
Sara earns IL 1,400 per month, of which she
takes home IL 750. Together, they bring home
n. 2,550 per month. (Six Israeli pounds equals
one U.S. dollar).
THEY HAVE two children; Tamar is 16 and
rots to high school; Uri is 12 and still in elemen-
tary school.
The family lives in a two-bedroom apartment
in a six-family condominium. The parents have
one bedroom, Tamar has the second bedroom,
and Uri sleeps in the livingroom. which has been
fitted out with some ingenious cushion-covered
chests, which serve also as places to sit. The
chests are used to keep Uri's miscellaneous
things, and he shares the clothes closet with his
WALTER CONSIDERS himself middle-middle
class. He thinks things are rather difficult these
days, but he considers himself luckier than
many people he knows, and he is a little envious
of some friends who have extra sources of in-
come The K's salaries are their only source of
Here's how they manage almost:
Apainst their total net income of IL 2,550
per month, they have monthly expenditures
averaging IL 2.P80, which leaves a deficit of IL
230. The monthly expenditures break down as
Apartment ^ 73q
(380 mortgage and interest; 230 house
charges; 120 utilities)
(230 repayment of loan; 170 net car
"expenses after deducting what Walter's*
company pays)
(life insurance; fire and theft on the
Dental work
(paying off two bills over a period of
ten months)
(the K's pay full tuition for Tamar's
high school)
(includes buses, cigarettes, newspa-
pers, entertainment)
Food and Household 1,100
(450 for meat, fish, poultry; 300 for
fruit and vegetables; 350 other food
and household items
TOTAL il 2,880
THE K.'t are spending IL 1,780 60 per-
cent of their net income before they begin to
eat. And eating includes beef only twice a week,
because beef is so expensive. And it doesn't in-
clude eating out in restaurants, because the
cheapest meal for the four of them would be
over IL 100.
What about the deficit of IL 230 a month?
The way Walter reckons it, he just has to hold
out for a while. Soon the dental bill will be paid
In two years, the car will be paid off. but
then he will have to start paying tuition for Uri
who will then be entering high school. Tamar will
then be in the Army, and the K.'s will have a
breathing spell for two years, until Tamar finishes
her Army service and enters university.
Then one bad year when Tamar will be in
college and Uri still in high school. But then Uri
goes to the Army, and the K.'s breathe again
BUT HOW do vou make ends, meet now, to-
day, when the deficit is there?
Walter looks rather vague. "You never know,"
he says. "Maybe I'll get a bonus. Maybe Sara will
get a bonus. We'll borrow ."
What about clothes, holidays?
"What about clothes and holidays? It's a
warm climate, so you need less clothes. Holidays?
We live near the beach, and we have friends in
AKE THE KL's really so calm about their fi-
nancial situation? The answer is NO. They worry
about "surprises" an illness that won't be
completely covered by their health insurance, an
accident to the car, something breaking down in
the apartment or some major repair in the build-
ing, in which they would have to share. They're
worried about prices, and additional taxes.
Yes. the K.'s Worry. But Walter explains that
it is the daily kind of worry. In the long run. he
says, we'll make out. It's like Israel's situation, he
says: "Ein brera" no choice.
THE PALM BEACH Jewish community recog-
nizes the concerns of families like the K.'s. And,
we are working to meet their needs, to allay the
fears brought by their insecure financial situation
through the Palm Beach County Jewish Federa-
tion's Combined Jewish Appeal Israel Emergen-
cy Fund.
The CJA-IEF provides a wide range of badly-
needed humanitarian programs for the Jewish
people in Israel, in Palm Beach County and
throughout the world.
But our campaign pledges are not enough to
help the K.'s. They need cash immediately. Cash
is their lifeline. Please pay your pledge.
[Prime Minister Honored At
lational Israel Bond Tribute
| More than 2.000 Jewish lead-
from the United States and
knada gathered recently to
wior Prime Minister Yitzhak
kbin at a national tribute un-
^r the auspices of the Israel
bnd Organization' in New York
[Mr. Rahin was in the United
Tates for summit talks with
ksident Gerald Ford. The
pbute culminated an intensl-
cash campaign in the sale
[ Israel Bonds.
[Since its establishment 25
ars ago, the Israel Bond Or-
nization has channeled more
an $3 billion into Israel's
fconomv. with particular em-
Jiasis on industrial develop-
ent and the creation of jobs
fr new immigrants.
[Key speakers at the event
'ere Samuel Rothberg, general
airman of the organization;
MPhen Shalom of the Greater
York Committee; Julian
Venezky and Rabbi Leon Kro-
nish. national cochairman of the
Israel Bonds campaign.
Jewish Center Beth Israel
Announces Holiday Schedule
Jewish Center Beth Israel of
Deerfield Beach has announced
the schedule of its High Holy
Days services, which will be
held in the auditorium of the
Howard Johnson Motel on the
beach. Services will begin Fri-
day evening, Sept. 5, Rosh Ha-
shanah. at 7:30 p.m., and con-
tinue Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 at 8:30
Yom Kippur will be ushered
in with Kol Nidre Sunday,
Sept. 14, at 8:30 p.m. and con-
tinue Monday at 8:30 a.m. Re-
freshments will served after the
fast. For information and res-
ervations contact Louis Fisher
or Maury Berger.
State Dep't.
Puts Blame
On Terrorists
State Department has blamed
the killing of an Israeli woman,
her husband and brother by
Arab terrorists in the Israeli
village of Kfar Yuval, as "clear-
ly sparked by an act of wanton
Referring to the attack and
the Israeli retaliation that fol-
lowed against an Arab village
in South Lebanon, the State De-
partment statement said:
"OUR POSITION on such in-
cidents has been stated many
times and it has not changed.
We deplore such incidents of
violence, which in this case
were clearly sparked by an act
of wanton terrorism. We par-
ticularly deplore and regret
very much the loss of innocent
Soviet Jewry Rally Scheduled
July 15 At Kennedy Space Center
The Jewish Community Coun-
cil of Maitland, and other South
Florida residents support So-
viet-American cooperation in
But during the July 15 launch
from Kennedy Space Center,
which will link up the American
astronauts with the Soviet cos-
monauts, they will remind
Americans that the Soviet gov-
ernment has a commitment of
freedom of emigration, as ex-
pressed in the Universal Dec-
laration of Human Rights.
A rally in behalf of Soviet
Jews and show of moral sup-
port for their struggle will be
held at Kennedy Space Center,
Highway 405, Cocoa Beach, on
July 15 at noon.
In recent months, the Coun-
cil said, harassment and perse-
cution by Soviet authorities
have intensified in an attempt
to stop the Aliyah movement.
They are urging South Florida
to join in the rally.
Belle Glade's Temple Beth Sholom
To Hold Open High Holiday Services
Temple Beth Sholom of Belle
Glade will open its High Holi-
day services for the first time
to non-members and residents
of condominiums and coastal
cities, in order to meet the need
for expanded community facili-
The congregation will be con-
ducting Rosh Hashanah and
Yom Kippur services at 224 NW
Avenue "G," Belle Glade, be-
ginning Friday evening, Sept. 5.
Jack Stateman of Lake Worth
is the lay reader.
A complete schedule of serv-
ices will be listed in a forth-
coming issue. The family cost
of $60.00 assures seating for all
For further information, con-
tact Mrs. Natalia Nachman,
1008 SE 2nd St.. Belle Glade,

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Swim And Tennis Center Opens
New Season At Camp Shalom
Jewish Federation "Swim and
Tennis Recreation Center" offi-
. cially opened Sunday, June 22,
at the Camp Shalom site on West
Belvedere Road, West Palm
The recreation center pro-
vides a host of activities for
families who want to enjoy the
There are swimming pools,
tennis courts, softball fields,
basketball courts, playground
area, and picnic areas. A water
safety instructor will be on
duty at the main pool.
The facilities are open Mon-
days through Thursdays, from
4-8 p.m.. Saturdays from noon
until 8 p.m., and Sundays from
10-8 p.m. through Labor Day,
Sept. 1.
Fees for the new Center pro-
gram are $40 for families, $35
for couples, $30 for single-par-
ent families, and $25 for single
members (18 years and up).
Guest admission is SI per day.
Program details and addition-
al information may be obtained
by contacting Robert Kessler.
assistant director, at the Fed-
eration Center office.
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King Carl Gustaj XVI of Sweden (second from left,
guest of honor at the Stockholm synagogue as Swet
Jews observed their 200th anniversary. His Majesty i
a decorated yarmulka (sktdl cap), gift of the synago
congregation. The Jewish community dates from MayTI
1775. hut it was not until 1870 that full civil rights vaA
given to Swedish Jews, enjoyed to this day by a popuM
tion of 15,000.
Bnai Zion in Resolution
To Stop Arab Boycott
(JTA) Bnai Zim. the na-
tional Zionist fraternal or-
der, ended its 66th annual
convention here by adopt-
ing a unanimous resolution,
urgins tough lecislation to
curb the abuse of Arab boy-
cotts of American firms in
business relationships with
Israel and to halt Arab-di-
rected discrimination a pains*
Jewish individuals emnloycd |
by government or business
The resolution cbsx-g^d t*nf:
Arab interests wars pressuring.
Western eonrnantea that do'
business with them, or hope ti.
to discri-"in-t- ao-iinst Jewish
firms and individuals.
THE 500 d- legates also adont-
ed a rsol-ition that urged the
establihr"( nt of a center for
Russian ohm in Israel to be
named and supported by Bnai
Continued support and soli-
darity for Russian and Syrian
Jews was cxnressed in the reso-
lution which hail-d the personal
couraee of those Jews and
called on the Soviet and Syrian
governments to grant them
In a medal appeal, the dele-
gates called on the Soviet Union
to grant sneedv trials to Soviet.
Jewish prisoners of conscience.
Former Congressman. Abn_
J. Multer was unanimously |
on'-year term as presides]
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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Red Bluff
1 -B,
s -jISI V*
. iv. Warner, (center), administrator of the Amer-
fRcvolution Bicentennial Administration in Washing-
presents the National Bicentennial Flag and Certifi-
\of Recognition to Meyer Pesin, (right) national
dent of the Jewish National Fund of America and
bram Salomon, JNF executive vice president. The
\nony marks the launching of the newest JNF project
\ael, the American Bicentennial National Park, which
link a large region southwest of Jerusalem with 200
of American Independence. The six-million dollar
Vet will include a strategically important road from
\oast to Jerusalem, plus the planting of new forests
named after Haym Solomon and other Jewish
is of the American War of Independence, and the
iion of special tourist sites, recreation areas and
k routes.
chem Bcigin. leader of the He-
nit win of I.iJnid. find I,ahor
Party Secretary General Meir
Zarmi shared the dais here at
a special meetinR in B'mi B'rith
House marking the fifth anni-
versary of the mass arrests of
lews in the Soviet Union who
sought exit visas.
Beigin declared that Israel
must unmask the "great Rus-
sian bluff" that there is no aliya
because Jews do not wish to
WORLD PUBLIC opinion can
force the Russians to open the
gates and then thousands and
tens of thousands of Jews would
leave, he said.
He called for organized dem-
onstrations near every Russian
Embassy and legation in the
free world.
Barbara Herman, the first female cantor ordained by
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, re-
ceives her investiture from Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk, pres-
ident of HUC-JIR, at ceremonies at HUC-JIR's rabbinic
and School of Sacred Music exercises at New York's
Temple Emanu-El.
Low Summer Rates Now In Effect
Low summer rates are now
in effect at Orange Grove
Health Ranch near Arcadia in
south central Florida, it has
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nd ideologically confused
the struggle.)
important that we un-
Bd this because it is not
question of one kind of
Ration vs. another,
i a question of the west-
orporatc state vs. Arab
ism, as the execution of
It assassin so clearly
bstory is to repeat itself,
hb challenge is doomed,
before, the Moors swept
pi North Africa to domi-
and oppress western
pn Europe.
| in Palestine, at the
Bf Jerusalem, Richard the
Heart succumbed to Sala-
bd took his crushed Cru-
EUROPE, in the end.
prevailed, as any trip to, say,
Spain, will show.
The force that drives the rul-
ing Arabs' mind today is not
too much different from the
force that drove Saladin's mag-
nificence at Jerusalem to vic-
But Richard the Lion Heart is
vastly different.
In th end, it seems clear, or
at least I hope so, that the cor-
porate state must win.
This means the victory of
the democratized spirit that
flinches from the kind of exe-
cution such as the Arab Prince
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leaving the little pioneers out
in the cold, I am something
like the Arab revolutionaries
themselves, who are bankrolled
in their cauf- lust or unjust.
by the Arab leaders they must
in the end destroy.
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Tell Israel 'Facts of Life,' Long Says
Continued from Page 1
pressed himself precisely or
that he had been misinformed
about the Israeli people's lack
of information since Israel is
exposed to the media of the
world, the aide replied that it
was not a question of the Sen-
Do you have a question relating to a family problem?
Bach month, the Jewish Family and Children's Service
will attempt to answer questions of general interest in
this column. Inquiries should be addressed to "Dear
Jenny," Jewish Family and Children's Service, 309
Gitizens Building, West Palm Beach, Flo. 33401.
Dear Jenny:
My elderly mother hat re-
cently come to spend a few
month* with me. Because of a
back problem, the frequently
hat to rest in bed for several
days at a time. It is very diffi-
cult for me to give her proper
care in a regular bed. A hos-
pital bed would help us both.
Is there any place where 1
could rent a hospital bed, and
would Medicare pay any part
of the rental?
Dear Phyllis:
There are a number of firms
throughout the county who of-
fer rentals not only of hospital
beds, but wheelchairs, crutches,
etc.. also. They are listed in the
Yellow Pages of the telephone
book under the heading "Hos-
pital Equipment and Supplies."
Medicare does pay 80 per cent
of the rental or the purchase
price of necessary items,
ordered by the patient's doctor,
if the patient is receiving Medi-
care. Some of these firms will
bill Medicare direct, if request-
Dear Jenny,
My little boy can't seem to
find playmates. He comes in
crying every day and I cry with
him. Everybody says I should
leave him alone and let him
fight his own battles, but he
Is so little and I don't want him
to be hurt. How can I protect
him and help him to have
Loving Mother
Dear Mother,
Sometimes what we view as
helpful to our children is real-
ly harmful. We cannot protect
our loved ones from hurt any
more than our parents could
shield us from all unpleasant
You need some help in learn-
ing how to deal with your own
feelings of hurt and rejection
so that you do not transmit
these attitudes to your child.
The J.F.C.S. offers child-
parent counseling. Why don't
you call Mrs. Jacobson at 655-
0667 and make an appointment
with her. Counseling may give
you a new look at life and a
new way to live it.
ator speaking from misinforma-
It was a "considered opinion
on his part," the aide said. The
Israeli leadership, the aide ob-
served, "is not candid."
He said Lone had been brief-
ed by Kissinger and others In
the Administration and by mem-
bers of the Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee.
ACCORDING TO the tran-
script Long opened his response
on the Israeli issue by observ-
ing that Kissinger "is the son
of a Jewish family that had to
leave Europe and come over
here because of the persecution
of the Jewish people, as I un-
derstand it.
"Some of the best people in
the (State) Department with
him are (Helmut) Sonnenfeldt
(Department Counsellor). These
people, who have strong sympa-
thies for Israel, are among those
who would insist that if we are
ever going to solve the contro-
versy which could lead to a
third world war. to extermina-
tion of all mankind, that you are
going to have to get the Israelis
to pull back to something that
would approximate the 1967
"Now. what they tell us is
that the Israeli politicians all
know that. They don't think
that they can tell the people
because the public there doesn't
understand it.
"SO, THE Israeli Parliament
and the Israeli politicians feel
that they can't tell the Israeli
people the facts of life that they
will have to give up some of
their territory that never was
a part of Israel, which
overran in that recent
against the Egyptians
"Their politicians understand
>t- But their p,
want to tell the
"So. they want
America will g0 t
be. for Israel to
trol of a lot of ter
People over there
understand has to
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JULY 4-17
7Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood
Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Jewish Family & Children's Services Remi-J
ing 7:30 p.m. ^l
Temple Israel SisterhoodBoard MeetingiM
8B'nai B'rith Women No. 174 Board Meeting
B'nai B'rith Women Menorah Regular Meetinl
9Pioneer Women-Golda Meir Club Regular ]
1:00 p.m.
14ORT Palm Beach Chapter Board Meetim
ORT No. Palm Beach Chapter Board Me
12:30 p.m.
15B'nai B'rith Women Menorah Board Meetint
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood
Meeting 1:00 p.m.
16Women's Division Jewish Federation Re
Meeting 10:00 a.m.
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Regular Me
1:00 p.m.
17ORT Palm Beach Evening Chapter
IS $60,000.
Soviets Release
Jewish Prisoners
NEW YORK (JTA) Three Soviet Jewish pris-
oners of conscience, two of them sentenced in the sec-
ond Leningrad trial, have been released on completion
of their five-year prison terms, the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry has reported.
The two Jews, sentenced in May, 1971, at the sec-
ond Leningrad trials, both on charges of anti-Soviet
slander, are Lassal Kaminsky and Lev Yagman. The
third Jew is David Chernoglaz, who was sentenced in
June, 1971, at the Kishinev trial on charges of anti-
Soviet agitation and propaganda.
The releases came on the fifth anniversary of the
1970 mass arrests which led to the Leningrad trials of
1970 and 1971. The anniversary was marked by plans
for hunger strikes by Jews throughout the Soviet Union.
JNF Thinning Out Trees
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jewish National
Fund, traditionally a tree-planting organization, expects
to make IL 8.9 million this year by thinning forests,
rather than filling them.
The dead wood will partly go to JNF saw mills,
partly to pulp processing factories, and the remainder
to agriculture for use as support posts, primarily in
banana fields.
The 60,000 tons of thinned Wood is the output of
some 40,000 dunams of forest thinning.
The thinning must be undertaken for the purpose
of clearing old tree plots for new regeneration, increas-
ed growth yield of remaining trees and the blazing of
AeW forest roads built for purposes of getting the newly
cut wood from the forests.
IV 4, 197
This in/<
imittee, i
biitttf l
my i" l"
L answers
\t probler
:irity <
Egypt Rejects Strip;
Stalemate Feared
"It is not often that Jewish
communities take time out to
pay tribute to the Jewish pub-
lications that have served them,
which makes both the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and Samuel Schuster,
who is retiring as publisher of
'Our Voice,' something special.
"For 42 years. Publisher
Schuster has served his com-
munity and now he is being
honored by the Federation on
May 28.
"The Jewish community is a
terrible taskmaster. It takes all
it can and more, and gives verv
"We don't know Mr. Schuster
personally, but in the four
decades of his service we are
sure he noted, as have other
Jewish publishers, some move-
ment towards recognition of
the Jewish press to the same
extent as the non-Jewish press
but not nearly to the extent and
as fast as is warranted.
"We are happy to add our
own little tribute to him. and
we say to him, 'yasher koach.' "
Jewish PostIndianapolis
Palm Beach JWV Post 406"s
Membership Drive Underway
Palm Beach Countv Post 40S
of the Jewish War Veterans is
conducting its annual mem-
oership drive. The JWV
America's oldest active vateraiS JULY 13-Noalgia Night, 8:30 p m
orgamzanon. El p^r Trace Clubhouse. Entertainment from the
Veterans are welcome to be- *' '' M 8 RefrhmentsCharge $3.00
come new members. Contact
Arthur Weintraub. junior vS
commander. Wellington C-333
Century Village.
Continued from Page 1
SSft Whic,h he ^Pened with
such formal pomp on June 6.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Ga
Monday night. Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger continu-
ed to warn of possible Middle
k/I iWAarf!!re in ,he event 'e
Israel-Arab impasse
settledand quickly.
Fundamental issues between
h? ,mr 1 re.maJ" fu"*mental.
|y unresolved, he told a meet-
ing of the Southern CouncTl on
nd the Atlanta Chamber
t ommerce.
is not
long as the dispute is unresolv-
ed, there is still the threat alsa
of a confrontation between the
U.S. and the Soviet Union in tbe
Speaking out frankly. Kissia-
ger declared that the Arab na-
tions and 150 million Arab peo-
ple are "sitting astride tha
worlds largest oil reserve!,
but he added:
"We can never lose sight of
the fact that US. foreign policy
must do its utmost to protect
all its interests in the Middle
Jewish Singles Group Calendar
(JULrYJt^St?e8 NiBn,-p6tponed; will be rescheduled)
tion ofET. h" Goodm*rit. President, or call the Federa-
aXiJe. reCe,Ve DeWS "* Mo<* S^1* GrW*.
Friday, July 4, 1975

,lv 4. 1975
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 9
Questions And Answers On Middle East Problems
This information, prepared by the American Jewish
[mittee, is presented by the Community Relations
kmittee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
[nt\ in an effort to provide concise but comprehen-
wnswers to most frequently asked questions on Mid-
\t problems.
Resolution 242 was unani-
dopted bv the Security
|l on November 22, 1967
li-ake of the Six Day War,
effort to maintain the
Ire and bring about a per-
il settlement in the Mid-
st conflict.
kplicitly links "withdraw-
I-; ii ii armed forces from
Irn- occupied in the re-
lonflict" to an ending of
aims or states of bellig-
and respect for and ac-
kdgment of the sovereign-
fritorial Integrity and po-
indepenclence of every
|n the area and their right
in peace within secure
kcocnized boundaries free
hreats or acts of force."
bus the requirements for
J the resolution affirms the
to guarantee "freedom of
ition through mternation-
Iterways in the area,"
lement of a just settle-
the refugee problem;
uarantees of "the terri-
|inviolability and political
ndence of every State in
ea, through measures in-
; the establishment of de-
ized zones .'
Arab states have inter-
the Resolution as re-
all occupied territories
the start of negotiations,
atements by its framers
as a careful reading
lit clear that the Resolu-
|l) did not contain the
"all" but deliberately re-
to "withdrawal from ter-
and 2) proposed a
deal" under which Is-
Biild withdraw only under
assuring her the
|to live in peace within
and recognized boun-
|former Secretary of State
P. Rogers has explain-
have never suggested
lithdrawal until there was
|1. binding, written agree-
[that satisfied all aspects
Security Council resolu-
el has often stated its
ess to withdraw from
pf the territories occupied
V war, but only under the
pons laid down in UN
Ution 242. However, the
eaders, at a conference
artoum, Sudan, in August
adopted a policy of "no
j^with Israel, no negotia-
n* Israel, no recognition
"" This remained offi-
' Policy until December
when Egypt and Jordan
to participate in the
Ian Heights is the area
immediately northeast
from which, over a
about two decades,
s fired artillery shells
1,1 agricultural settle-
immediately below. The
were captured by Israel
Day War. In October
i launched a surprise
this territory but was
let to the Indian Ocean and the
Far East. Under international
law, the right of innocent pas-
sage is not to be interfered with.
but in 1967 Egypt closed the
Strait to Israeli shipping.
Sharm-el Sheikh is a strategic
point in the southern part of
the Sinai commanding the
Strait of Tiran. It was captured
by Israel in the Six Day War
in order to reopen the Strait of
Tiran, and has been held by Is-
rael since then.
Israelis point out that earlier
proposals for a bi-national
state had long been rejected as
unrealistic- by most neutral ob-
servers, and that this was why
the UN Partition Plan envision-
ed separate Arab Jewish states
in Palestine. The bulk of the
territory allocated for an Arab
state was seized by Transjordan
and Egypt in 1947. They also
point out that there are 18 in-
dependent Arab states already
in existencemost of them Mos-
lem by law and tradition and
that Palestinian Arabs consti-
tute two-thirds of the popula-
tion of Jordan and hold key
positions in its government.
"Of course we are a plural-
istic society, not homogeneous,"
Foreign Minister Abba Eban
has stated. "There is a Moslem
population and a Christian pop-
ulation. We want the Arabs to
keep their language, culture and
pride. We want the Christians
to keep their identity. The basic
aim of the State of Israel is to
have one independent state
among 126 which expresses the
Jewish culture, tradition and
This is difficult to answer be-
cause there are no "authorized"
spokesmen for the Palestinians,
who are divided in their ideo-
logical and political loyalties as
well as in their attitude to Israel.
The various guerrilla groups
under the umbrella of the Pal-
estine Liberation Organization
(PLO) all demand the dissolu-
tion of Israel as a sovereign
state, though they do not agree
on now to accomplish this.
Some, such as the Popular
Front for the Liberation of
Palestine and the "Black Sep-
tember," have tried to achieve
their goal bv wanton terrorism
against innocent victims of all
nationalities the murder of
Israeli Olympic athletes at
Bicentennial Books Reveal
Jews' Role in U.S. History
The American Jewish com-
munity's participation in the
founding and formation of the
United States is the subject of
numerous publications being is-
sued in connection with this
country's forthcoming Bicen-
tennial celebration.
A survey by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency on publishing
activities by Jewish and non-
Jewish organizations, the U.S.
Bicentennial Commission itself,
and other sources has revealed
that many new books and up-
dated editions of older material
are, or shortly will be, available
on American Jewish life over
the past two centuries.
The history of the American
Jewish community is as old as
the nation itself. While many of
the raaterials being brought
forth for the Bicentennial deal
with the Jewish community, a
great number relate to the in-
terconnection of all groups of
Americans working together to
develop our nation.
Two annotated bibliographies
as well as pamphlets are being
distributed by the Jewish Book
Council, located at the National
Jewish Welfare Board, 15 East
26th St.. NY., 10010. The Coun-
cil is also cosponsoring "Se-
lected Juvenile Books on
American Jewish Life" with the
American Association for Jew-
ish Education, 114 Fifth Ave..
N. Y. 10011.
Under the Interchurch Cen-
ter's "Project Forward 76," the
American Jewish Historical So-
ciety is sponsoring "The History
of American Jewry."
The American Jewish Corn-
Lake Worth Playhouse Season To
Open In Oakley Theatre Facilities
rrait Tiran connects
Sea with the Gulf of
M Israel's only out-
The curtain will go up on the
Fall season of the Lake Worth
Playhouse at the historic Oak-
ley Theatre in Lake Worth in
The 23-year old Playhouse
plans to extend its season in
the new facility with special
theatre productions, including
children's theatre and featuring
traveling groups. In addition,
they will be able to stage small
musical presentations.
Mrs. Barbara Isaacson was
recently elected president of the
non-profit organization. Mem-
bers of the executive board are
Roger Jorn and Joe Alvarez,
vice presidents; Angela Brauer,
recording secretary; Dennis Mc-
Quown, corresponding secre-
tary, and Bob Parker, treasurer.
The Lake Worth Playhouse,
the oldest community theatre
in the area, has been produc-
ing plays for community audi-
ences at the Lake Worth Civic
Auditorium. The theatre group
announced it will be making
major renovations of their new
home all summer.
The Oakley Theatre in down-
town Lake Worth opened in 1924,
and during the past SO years
has been the scene of movies,
stage shows, vaudeville acts,
operas and concerts.
Volunteers and new members
interested in becoming active
on or off stage are urged to
contact Roger Jorn, renovation
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and
Saturdays at 1 p.m.; painters
and carpenters are particularly
For further information,
write to the Playhouse at P.O.
Box 784, Lake Worth, Fla. 33460
mittee is considering a proposal
to update the "Moses Rischin
Bibliography of American Jew-
ish History."
Over the next few months,
Friendship Press, publishing
arm of the National Council of
Churches, will issue several
books dealing with their theme,
"A Nation Under God."
Papers of various Jewish
patriots are being edited by the
American Jewish Historical So-
ciety through a matched grant
from the National Historical
Publications Commission. The
grant is believed to be the first
of its type to be awarded to a
Jewish organization.
The documents relate to
Hayia Salomon, American Jew-
ish backer of the American
Revolution; Aaron Lopez, colon-
ial trader from Newport, and
the Sheftall family, original set-
tlers of Savannah, Ga.
Another pamphlet being up-
dated is "Jews in American
History" under the cosponsor-
ship of the B'nai B'rith Anti-
Defamation League.
Munich, the massacre of Puerto
Rican pilgrims at Lod airport
and similar atrocities against
Americans, and others, at air-
ports in Rome and Athens, the
letter bombs, and other such
acts. Others have condemned
terrorism as harmful to the
Palestinian cause.
Some of the Palestinian
groups would have most of the
Jews in Israel go back to their
countries of origin, ignoring the
fact that 47 per cent of Israel's
Jewish population today is na-
tive-born and that another 20
per cent would thus have to re-
turn to Arab lands from which
they were forced to flee. There
are those who want to establish
a "secular democratic Arab
state" in Palestine, and others
who seek the radical transfor-
mation of Arab societies on the
Maoist model.
Some Palestinians are de-
termined to overthrow Jordan's
King Hussein and establish a
Palestinian state in place of his
monarchy; others, in Jordan,
the West Bank, and elsewhere,
would like to maintain a con-
nection with the Hussein re-
gime. Some Palestinians call for
an Independent state on the
West Bank, incorporating East
Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
A number of East Jerusalem and
West Bank Arabs favor some
continued Israeli connection, al-
though they want Israel's mili-
tary occupation to end.
Most of the Arabs who re-
mained in Israel after the crea-
tion of the new state consider
themselves loyal Israeli citizens.
While tney would welcome
peace with Israel's Arab
neighbors and easier contacts
with their brethren across the
frontiers, they hope to continue
enjoying the economic and so-
cial benefits of Israeli life.
King Hussein, pointing out
that the Palestinians make up
the majority of Jordan's popu-
lation and share fully in its
institutions, has proposed that
the West Bankers be given a
choice between independence,
a return to Jordanian rule, or
the creation of an autonomous
West Bank province under the
Hashemite crown.
Ground Breaking
For Park July 4
Ground breaking will be held
Friday for a parcel of land do-
nated by the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Parks and Recreation Di-
rector John Vance as part of
the nation's bicentennial.
The July 4 ceremony will take
place at 10 a.m. at the park
site, between 8th and 9th
Streets, off Belvedere Road,
near the West Palm Beach air-
Commander Vincent Huml of
the Armed Forces League of the
Palm Beaches, announced the
dedication, which will be at-
tended by the Palm Beach
County Commissioners. Com-
mander Fitzgerald of the
American Legion will open the
Armed forces, patriotic,
veterans and civic organiza-
tions are invited to attend. Par-
ticipating organizations include
the Jewish War Veterans Post
408. headed by Irving Cohen,
and the JWV Auxiliary, led by
Acreage ^^
Homes Lots Apartments Incotnw Properr/
orncc ess-Tsas
project manager. Work parties and the JWV Auxiliary .eu
S^SJSfor Mondays and Lilliw Weintraub, president.
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Rabbi Hyman Rshman
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devoted to discussion of themes and issues relevant to Jewish life past and present
Issues And Answers..
Our Rabbis' Views
Jewish Law and Surviva
By DR. SAMUEL Z. JAFFE, Temple Beth EL Hollywood
The war in Southeast Asia has ended, at least for us. Our
troops have been recalled and American personnel evacuated.
But the agony of that conflict, whose outcome we sought to in-
fluence, and its tragic results, continue to haunt us. They are
written large on our collective conscience.
The terrible loss in life and treasure, which this nation has
suffered during the past decade and a half, is well documented.
Over 56,000 Americans were killed. 303.000 wounded, and 25,000
totally disabled. Our military expenditure is already over $150
billion. The Department of Commerce has estimated that the U.S.
will be paying on the Vietnam war at least until the year 2045.
and by then the total bill will have come to $352 billion.
But the greatest casualty is the U.S. itself. Not only have we
experienced one of the worst military and diplomatic defeats in
American history, but the moral climate of our nation has been
eroded. Our psychic wounds are deep and extensive, and may
show themselves in a number of ways for some time to come.
Already they are evident in the credibility gap which has
developed, in the distrust of the American people towards their
government, in the battle between Congress and the President
for the control of foreign policy, in the alienation of our young,
in the problems of inflation, recession and unemployment, and
in the trauma of demonstration and violence which have become
endemic to this age.
Vietnam has created a general malaise afflicting our society
and has torn this nation asunder. In his book. "The Wound With-
in," Alexander Kendrick writes, "the war accentuated the negative
in the thesis and antithesis of American life. Even as Vietnam
became increasingly Americanized, so America became increas-
ingly Vietnamized."
Our President now urges upon Americans to close ranks and
forget Vietnam. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proclaims that
the tragic ordeal is now behind us, and that recrimination of any
kind can serve no purpose. But the tragedy of Vietnam cannot be
forgotten any more than one can erase from mind the picture
of the little girl, naked and napalmed, fleeing in agony from her
We must not close that agonizing and disastrous chapter in
our recent history without a congressional reassessment of our
involvement, and a careful and objective evaluation of the nature
and extent of this nation's commitments at present. It was George
Santayana who said that, "those who will not learn from history
are condemned to repeat it." If we are to safeguard our future,
we must reexamine our past.
The sudden collapse of South Vietnam and Cambodia has
brought about the removal of America's presence in that part of
the world, but has not ended our interest and involvement in
the plight of the thousands of refugees who have fled in fear
of reprisals.
Many of them have worked for our government in various
capacities in a most exposed position for years, and had been
promised safety if and when America's military and political
presence had to be withdrawn.
Many of them escaped and found a haven of. refuge on these
shores. In order to lighten some of our guilt and assume our moral
responsibilities, we have opened our doors to over 100.000 Viet-
namese, 60,000 of whom are children. Mobilizing for mercy in
such a fashion will ease our collective conscience. There are how-
ever, many Americans, including some in high places in govern-
ment, who have raised objections against the admission of these
These attitudes are either an outgrowth of the frustrations
engendered by the war itself, or because of the uncertain eco-
nomic conditions which prevail, or worse, as an expression of
racism. One lesson which we must learn from our recent ordeal,
is that by our involvement and oor attempt to influence the out-
come of the war, we have moral responsibilities to its victims.
The ultimate test of the strength and integrity of any nation
consists in its readiness to open its gates to the persecuted and
displaced. In the final analysis, it will make it easier for us to
live with ourselves and with our guilt. As our tradition has de-
clared, "righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to
any people ... for only the work of righteousness shall be peace."
What is the reason for
the Fast of the Seventeenth
Day of Tammu/.?
In the course of the destruc-
tion of the first temple in Jeru-
salem, the wall was breached
on the ninth day of Tammuz.
(Jeremiah 52:6). When the
destruction of the second tem-
ple took place the wall was
then breached on the seven-
teenth day of the month Tam-
Not wanting to make two
days of mourning and fasting
in the same month, the rabbis
set aside the seventeenth day
of Tammuz as the day of mourn-
ing and fasting for the breach
of the wall in the case of the
destruction of both temples.
Even though this was the
major reason for the Fast of
Tammuz, other regrettable in-
cidents occurred on this same
day. Moses broke the first set
of tablets on this day when he
descended the mountain of Si-
nai and found the Hebrews
worshipping the Golden Calf.
Furthermore, it was on this day
when the Graeco-Syrians be-
sieged the wall of Jerusalem
that the daily sacrifices stopped
in the temple since the He-
brews could no longer procure
the lambs due to *he siege
which cut off their supply.
A Roman leader burned a
Torah scroll publicly later on
in history on this same day.
The burning of a Torah was re-
garded as a great calamity for
the people of Israel.
Either in the days of the Mac-
cabean crisis or later during the
Roman period it is maintained
that an idol was placed in the
temple of Jerusalem on this
day thus bringing defilement to
this holy sanctuary.
In observing the fast day on
the seventeenth day of the He-
brew month of Tammuz all
these tragic events are brought
to mind. These events are still
remembered in current times
because the tragedies caused by
these events have never been
rectified yet. There still is no
temple in Jerusalem. There
still is no daily sacrifice. The
spirit of rebellion and defile-
ment is still evident in many
Jewish communities. Therefore,
the damage of yesterday has
war been repaired.
Jews remember these facts
because they still live with hope
that there will some day be the
restitution and re-establishment
of the temple of old with its
sacrifices, its state of purity and
its spirit of dedication and com-
mitment which will be evident
in Jewish communities all over
the world.
Does Judaism permit
Judaism does not permit ster-
ilization. The rabbis trace this
to a Biblical source (Leviticus
22:24) where practices like this
are forbidden in the Bible.
Some commentaries (Abra-
hanel. Chinuch and Ibn Ezra)
25 TAMUZ 7-57
consider such a practice as in-
terfering with matters which
are only the prerogative of the
Almighty, they claim.
Furthermore, one who has
himself castrated or sterilized
in some way indicates his dis-
satisfaction with the world be-
cause he evidently would like
to see less people enjoy it.
Judaism always had a positive
outlook on life and the world
as a whole.
Sterilization in males is a
more severe crime than ster-
li/ation in females. Further-
more, if it is a matter of saving
an individual's live by steriliz-
ing him. this is of course per-
There are Jewish law authori-
ties who claim that under cer-
tain conditions females may
sterilize themselves by taking
certain medication to drink, be-
cause the command to repro-
duce was generally charged to
the male.
Why does Judaism re-
quire a person to pray?
The rabbis trace the obliga-
tion to pray to a Biblical verse:
" serve Him with all your
heart" (Deuteronomy 11:13).
Besides being obligated to
perform certain deeds and to
refrain from doing other deeds,
the Jew is also obligated to
serve the Almighty
heart." This is taken .1
that one should cot
his "love" to the Aln,
acknowledgement of
mighty's power and
and his faith in the
concern for him and
ingness to help him.
Demonstrating through!
er that we trust God\d
Ueve in Him means thatij
dress our requests for]
tance to Him became J
Ueve He can help (
enough to be of assis
will help us.
The Chinuch
through prayer w
He atone is the source J
salvation. He alone can I
Such faith can be
when we are in trsobki
Trusting a person
is in need or in troubled,
one has faith in that |
The same applies to i
in the Almighty.
The rabbis extended I
Ugation from being eat I
performed when man si
ger or in need, to 11
perience at least three I
day. This was done (
person would feel that I
ways in need of the I
Inside Judaica
insights on qneatlons of
Jewish interest
Executive Editor
Encyclopaedia Judaica
Why do Jews oppose
calendar reform?
Attempts at calendar reform
have been prompted by two de-
sires: to achieve a closer syn-
chronization of the civil year of
365 days with the astronomic
fact that the earth revolves
around the sun in nearly 3d5'a
days, and to make a symmetrical
division of the year. The Gre-
gorian system now in use
achieves a close synchroniza-
tion of the civil year with the
astronomic year, but the calen-
dar lacks symmetry. A date of
the month never coincides with
the same day of the week in
successive years, and the
months have a varying number
oi days. Moreover, the year is
not divisible into either two
equal halves or four equal quar-
ters, the authoritative Encyclo-
paedia Judaica explains.
. One of the reforms suggested
is to divide the civil year into
13 months, each of 28 days; this
total of 364 days would be sup-
plemented every six years
(sometimes five), with the ad-
dition of an extra week to the
last month.
A more popular suggested re-
form is tne 80.calied World
J alendar. which proposes divid-
ing the year into four quarters
91 days (three months of 30.
. and 31 days), giving a total
of 364 days. The extra day need-
ed to make the calendar con-
form to the astronomic cycle U
to be suspended between De-
cember 31 and January 1 of
each year. It would be called
either Blank DayorWa
but would be dateless, hj
year, there will either I
such days in su
another added at the i
June. Such a system
almost entirely
says the Encyclopaedii J
Each date of the rnooot
always fall on a given f
the week, with a
year pattern. However, J
the Gregorian reform i
neither the regularity J
days of the week, nor art
siblc rite occuring on tWf
main disadvantage of" |
posed World Calendar f
Jewish point of view I
would destroy the finrfj
Sabbath. In one year |
bath coincided with W
known as Saturday. '
lowing year it would
Such a reform, thr
states, would be u"3"*
Judaism, whose day ]
pends on an unbrokea"
of six working day**1-
the Sabbath (Ex. 2W*
Deut. 5:13-14). OTpo^J
been expressed to *w
authority rearranpof "
bath, which is ther merely a social
nor simply a day ofl*l
a fundamental of &[
the Synagogue
America (compris*!.
Conservative .and i*"^
gregations) declare
would oppose any 5J"
form likely to int^S,
regularity of the v-
1931. J. H. Hertt W
rabbi, rigorously w
World Calendar reform'
committee establish*
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sh Popularity Now Stems from Playing the Role of Underdog
Lr about anti-Semitism, but maybe it's
L bad. The other day Barbra Streisand
led by Queen Elizabeth. They had a nice
Barbra asked the Queen why women re-
[thc Queen had to wear gloves, but men
to..We are glad sha-askod- tha-question..
ays bothered us.
Itime back Miss Streisand was asked about
lings. She said she was born in Madagascar
in Rangoon. Of course, she was just
She is a nice Jewish girl, born where that
-where the Hasidim now flourishgood
LlD further that she was determined from
Sing to be a star. Her, mother wanted her
i typewriting so she would have something
ck upon in case she didn't make it, but
So she had no alternative. She just had
a star,
lurse, it doesn't always work that way.
raj Ehssir- =*
BUT PRESIDENT Katzir of Israel is graduate
of several colleges and was in fact at our own M I T
in Boston doing work on proteins a subject in
which he is an authoritywhen he received a call
trom Israel asking him to become President.
Anyway, we are happy Miss Streisand made it.
It s good for Jews She talks to the Queen. Henry
Kissinger is Secretary of State and not only that,
the New York Times recently had a story about the
great amount of soup Israel is now selling in America.
THE TIMES also carried recently a very im-
pressive article by Louis Harris "who conducts all of
these national polls. Jews-have been led to believe
that the Arab oil is a terrible blow to Israel, that
Americans would now be ready to sacrifice Israel
in the hopes of getting cheaper oil. A poll conducted
by Harris showed the opposite of this to be the
The following question was put in a poll:
"If it came to it that the only way we could get
Arab oil in enough quantity and at lower prices were
to stop supporting Israel with military aid, would
you favor or oppose such a move by the country?"
Sixty-four per cent of non-Jews in America said
they favored military aid to Israel even if it meant
higher prices for Arab oil.
ACCORDING TO Harris, American sympathy for
Israel is greater now than ever.
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Nazi Hunters Story
May Become a Movie
FRIEDMAN, head of the Institute of
Dentation in Haifa, came to my of-
I Goldwyn Studios to discuss the pos-
having his autobiographical book,
Iter," transposed into a feature-length
Tuvia who. during the late 1950s,
world-wide search for Adolf Eich-
ch resulted in communications from
pr in the Argentine and the capture
i murderer on orders of Israeli Prime
en Gurion.
| BOOK deals with Friedman's youth
| Poland, his deportation to the Radom
the Szkolna extermination center,
to the partisans and active par-
lin the liberation.
[ the war, Friedman made it his rais-
t to ferret out war criminals and have
fcght to justice, an effort culminating
pichraann trial in Jerusalem in 1961.
Hunter," his factual account, has
fahed by Doubleday.
MOST historians today will say
p Hitler who was solely responsible
aughter of the Jews, Friedman's ac-
eals the details about the so-called
E ARIM ,s volume 2 of "The Greek
t fj* oMOShe *** *"<*
*utt (New Brunswick. N. J., Rut-
' Press- 2.S0. 231 pp.).
heM3 Ver^' "nd pict0Tial Pre**""
4v "' EaSt to th* 2* <*<*ury
WJ important modern scientific in-
1 n ancient Jewish city in the
cSJ"!* """Pendiwm of the
notions discovered between -1936
[nnlana,lons each phot()graph
" STJr 5 p**the anciem
WjttBee of the pUce as a burial
* t !!!e'ted iIo>hSchwab?
dd ^*'s colleague. Both men
TuZl Hebrew Univerei*
fle*fc iN .ls one <* r ninent
Uin. r" C^,Uzatin" (New York.
R a tev, ,7W- 23 PP) because
r*2rv -S,needed t0 brin t0 r
I ary "formation in a form that
"Wanneee" conference of January 20, 1942, in
which the "final solution of the Jewish prob-
lem" was disoussed by a dozen of Germany's
leading economists, scientists, political and mili-
tary leaders who shared the "Fuehrer's" mania
for the extermination of the minority race
and religion.
Their goal was the extinction of the whole
Jewish population of Europe, in all eleven mil-
lion men, women and childrsn- The result was
somehow short of their bold projection, due
to the joint war efforts of the AlliesEast
and West .
ELLEN BURSTYN, twice nominated for an
Academy Award, tor her roles in "The Last
Picture Show" and "The Exorcist," finally
made it as "a long-shot" winning the much
coveted "Best" actress Oscar for her perform-
ance in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore,"
the very first high-budget feature film pro-
duced by David Susskind.
Originally a fashion model and dancer. Ms.
Burstyn made her Broadway bow costarring
with Sam Levene in "Fair Game."
Featured in Hollywood and on TV. she
returned to New York to study with Lee Stras-
berg at the Actor's Studio.
Some Books AM Jewish
Law, Tradition. History
would engage their attention. Katzman has suc-
The book, in the main, should be a re-
quired text jn our afternoon and Sunday school
classes. The presentation, not the text, is su-
perior to Cecil Roth's ''Jewish Contribution to
We hope that a second printing will elimi-
nate the profuse quotes on how wonderful the
Jews are and those oarts of Jewish history
which are not germaine to the theme of the
book. We fault the publisher for some poor
editing and typographical errors .
-JEWISH REFLECTIONS on Death." edit-
ed by Jack Riemer (Maw York. Sohocken
Books, $7.95, 183 pp.) is j .collection of essays
by numerous rabbis, some renowned Jewish
scholars and educators, and three laymen.
The essays are all written out of Jewish
tradition, and they probe various aspects of
haiacha concerning death and burial.
Some of the essayists explain the tradition,
and some contributors discuss their personal
confrontation with the death and bereavement
of close relatives.
THE AUTHOR'S introduction notes that
the Jewish way of death is different iust as
its way of life is different and that Judaism is
Gains Scored
For Israel
WHILE REASSESSMENT of U.S. policy for the Middle East
is going on in the think tank, and President Ford has been
touching the bases with President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt and
Israel Premier Yitzhak Rabin, the organized Jewish community
of America has undoubtedly been winning increased support
in this country for Israel.
Many indicators point in that direction.
MOST ENCOURAGING are the returns from those trained
to plumb opinion. Thus Daniel Yankelovich, New York Univer-
sity specialist in the testing of views, reported recently that
74 per cent of Americans questioned consider Israel's survival
important to the United States. Testing a related subject, pollster
Louis Hj*ris has found that 65 per cent of Americans quizzed
favor sending Israel what it needs in the way of military equip-
These reports, so encouraging to all friends of Israel at a
time when Arabs are using their new found oil wealth to in-
fluence the political and economic lrfe of many nations, are v
reinfqrced by dispatch of a round robin letter to President Ford
by 76 Senators, urging the Administration to respond favorably
to Israel's current needs.
SPN. MIKE MANSFIELD and Charles Percv mav grumble
all they wish over this dramatic action by threeffourths of the
Senate, but a little dissent from Montana and Illinois can't
hurt much.
T]he most sensitive undoubtedly rally to the little state's
cause on the strength of their remembrance that the U.S.. in
this Bicentennial year of celebration of our own freedom, has
constantly held a moral commitment to a democratic com-
panion state surrounded by foes not vet emancipated from
feudal, oppressive governmental patterns.
STILL OTHER Americans, oerhans more nragmatic than
idal'stic. ohamnion Israel as a force helpful in frustrating the
USSR's determination to wield greater influence an the Middle
East with the further expectation of affecting |he politics of
Africa's c"<*rgin< nM""a and sharine in the exploitation of
rich mineral and agricultural resources there.
Tp these segments of American ODinjon mptst be added
that qf thousands who have observed dailv life \n Arab coun-
tries and in Israel and have learned at first hand the nature of
Israel'? problems in this testing time.
TflESE KNOW, for example, that 33 per cant of Israel's
Gross "National -Product goes for the mnV nation's tremendous
defense needs. They know. too. that Israel's .mounting balance
of payments deficit ($3.6 billion laat ye*r> and aronning infla-
tion add to the heavy burdens borne bv individual Israelis.
While Israel sweats it out. speculation about new efforts
to damoen down the threat of war in the Middle East take
many forms. So^te are impressed by King Hussein's American
speeches in which he said Syria and Egypt, as meU as Jordan,
are prepared to recognize Israel, to accept a state of non-
belligerence, and eager to make peace. Catches 23. 24, and 25
in that proposal .ate .of course, the unimnrj- that Israel will
give up the Golan Heights, see Jerusalem divided, and bow to
the demands of Yeeir Arafat, the Palestinian guerrilla leader.
OTHERS PIN their hope* 90 the delayed Geneva confer-
ence, a sumrqit that Henry Kisgiqger would prefer not to have
to climb. Along with these go folks who re sure |hat President
Sadat, now that he has many Arab proxies in bi pocket, will
be a calming influence at Geneva.
But few can possibly believe that brawl can expect any-
thing from Gqneva except the perennial demand that she return
all territory won in the last eight years without receiving
assurance that her borders will not be violated anew and her
women and children not be harrassed and slain.
Friday. July 4, 1975 -Jcwist* ffrrXM&r) Pace 11

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