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:
March 12, 1976
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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?alm Beach County, Florida Friday, March 12, 1976
c Frwi k. snocti.t March iz, m PrSco 35 cents
^east $750,000
hundred pledges turned in at the March 8
>( yet tallied and processed, Stanley Brenner,
^n of the 1976 Combined Jewish Appeal-Israel
1, estimates the campaign total as of that date
to be about or even in excess
Of $750,000.
The first major meeting of
campaign leaders and workers
marked a close of the organiza-
tional and presolicitation phase
of the drive and signaled the
official opening of an intensive
effort by hundreds of volun-
teers to contact thousands of
prospective contributors within
the Jewish community of Palm
Beach County.
In an update of Israel's cur-
rent needs guest speaker Asher
Nairn, deputy director of Is-
rael's Foreign Ministry, stressed
the urgency of support by Amer-
ican Jewry and called upon
|ER NAIM campaign leaders to help assure
the national United Jewish Ap-
$600 million critically needed for humanitarian
elfare programs in Israel,
the results of the Initial report meeting. Bren-
ling the halfway point at this early stage as a
that the local goal of $1.5 million adopted by
eration of Palm Beach County can be achieved.
UJS. Denies
Jet Sales
To Egypt
Forum Season Concludes
With Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum
On Sunday. March 14, at 8:15
p.m. the Jewish Federation's
tenth annual Jewish Community
Forum will conclude its 1976
Shalom Neariiig
fimum Enrollment
cent meeting of the
|l""i committee, the
Charles Jacobson, an-
nell University and the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh. In addition
to being director of. the Laurel
Y camps in Pittsburgh, Dobrof
served as director of JWB's
Jewish Community Center plan-
ning services and as JWB camp-
ing conwihaut.
The Camp Shalom site accom-
modates approximately 490
campers. In order to increase
the enrollment in the next few
years, consideration will be
given to development of the re-
maining seven, acre* of the
Ford Administration categorical-
ly denied that it is considering
selling J-79 Phantom jet en-
gines to Egypt.
Egypt wants the engines to
install them in it? Soviet-made
MIG-21 planes because the So-
viet government has reportedly
refused to sell Egypt replace-
ment parts for the aircraft.
REPLYING to reports in Is-
rael that such a U.S. sale is
pending. State Department
spokesman John Trattner said,
"I categorically deny the pro-
posal exists." He said the pro-
posal "is not even considered
in the Administration," adding
that he had "no idea" on what
the Israeli press reports are
Gen. (res.) Mordechai Hod.
former head of the Israel Air
Force, in an interview with Ye-
diot Achronot yesterday, said
that if Egypt received the Amer-
ican engines it would gain a
distinct advantage in air power.
He was commenting on re-
ports of the sale here that orig-
inated in Washington.
sources earlier made similar
comments to that by Trattner
but left open the question whe-
ther Egypt has asked for the
engines. Trattner said he was
"not aware" that Egypt had
asked for the J-79 engines.
Despite the disclaimers at the
Pentagon and State Department,
informed sources here said that
some Administration sources
are considering selling the en-
gines to Egypt and that it could
be done through a third coun-
try or in some other manner at
an appropriate time.
season with a presentation by
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum.
Ten years after his role in
the Vatican Council II Declara-
tion on the Jews. Rabbi Tanen-
baum has been cited for "build-
ing bridges of understanding be-
tween people of all religions,
for exercising religious leader-
ship in the struggle for social
justice and charity, and for up-
lifting the true dignity of man
under God."
AS NATIONAL inter-religious
affairs director of the American
Jewish Committee, Rabbi Tan-
enbaum has been a pioneering
leader and thinker in inter-reli-
gious relations for nearly 25
years. He has served as visiting
professor at major universities
and seminaries in the United
States, Europe and Israel.
Rabbi Tanenbaum will speak
on "Jewish-Christian Relations
in a Global Society."
Tickets for the final program
at Temple Beth El will be avail-
able at the door for S3; student
admission is $1.
United Mizrahi Bank
To Open Gotham Branch
Mizrahi Bank, LuL, one of Is-
rael's oldest and largest banks,
has announced the opening of
a representative office at Rocke-
feller Center in New York City-
Aharon Meir, the bank's man-
aging director and chief execu-
tive, arrived in New York to
participate in meetings and re-
ceptions which will mark the
opening of the representative
HIGHLIGHTING these events
was a cocktail party at the Wal-
dorf Astoria Hotel and a lunch-
eon with the American-Israel
Chamber of Commerce.
In announcing the opening,
Amitzur Shlasky, U.S. repre-
sentative, stated that the office
has been established to serve
the needs of international in-
vestors and depositors.
The representative office is
equipped to offer the services
of the bank's international divi-
sion in Tel Avir to clients and
pwutithn clients in the United
States, to arrange commercial
transactions through its world-
wide facilities, and to respond
to inquires. "
The United Mizrahi Bank Ltd.
operates a nationwide network
of 54 brooches, as well as hav-
ing affiliates and subsidiaries
throughout Israel
It provides a complete range
of financial and banking serv-
ices to retail, commercial trust,
institutional, and international
United Mizrahi Bank Ltd. has
current total assets of over
$500,000,000 with deposits of
approximately $300,000,000.
Its stock is widely held and
traded on the Tel Aviv Stock
Exchange. The bank is also a
leading broker on the exchange.
Heart of a 'Prisoner of Conscience'
that the enrollment
Percent ahead of this
st year.
ron said that the Teen
| Program broke records
par by closing its enroll-
l MJ campers. Due to the
..'. s' a second bus
Iddcd to each trip.
f director of camp-
"f the National
nwoi.-n-f Board, was call-
g to advise the camp
E ,'ind he,P defin*
, '" site expansion
!l Program.
fceo. Atlantic City. N.J.,
s a graduate of Buck-
South Florida Conference
on Soviet Jewry
The cell in Potma Labor
Camp is damp and cold. The
young prisoner hunches
over his writing paper, stop-
ping frequently to warm his
stiff fingers. "All my life is
connected with Israel and
its future," he writes.
Strange words from a Mos-
cow prison cell.
He finishes his letter, folds
it carefully into its envelope,
and addresses it: Rabbi Vic-
tor Zwelling, Miami, Flor-
ida, U.S.A. He wonders if it
will reach his friend, whom
he has never seen, halfway
around the world.
He is taking a great risk in
sending it, hoping it will pass
the censors, for he is allowed
to write only two letters a
month. These are always to his
beloved wife, Pauline, already
in Israel.
THE YOUNG prisoner is Mik-
hail Kornblit. He used to be an
oral surgeon. Now he does
heavy labor and waits. Since
the d-v of the Second Lenin-
grad Trial, May 11. 1970, he
has been waiting.
The sentence was heavy
seven yours on strict COgime.
Strict regime means one visit
per vear after half the sentence
is served. It means one food and
one clothing parcel per year.
And those two letters a month.
The charge? Crimes against
the Soviet people. The accused
had been studying Hebrew.
ly believe it. Every week for
nearly two years he has written
to Mikhail Kornblit. He made
weekly trips to the post office
to send the letters by registered
mail, with a return receipt re-
quested. He wrote to let Korn-
blit know that he was not for-
gotten. He never expected an
answer. But it came.
The Rabbi shares the news
with the members of his con-
gregation, B'nai Raphael in
northern Dade County. They,
too, are astonished and filled
with joy. For Mikhail Kornblit
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm-Beach County
Friday, March n
Mrs. Newman to Receive AJCommittee
1976 Human Relations Award
The Palm Beach Chapter of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee has announced that the 1976
Sylvan Cole Human Relations
Award will be presented to Thel-
ma (Mrs. David A.) Newman at
the annual banquet at The
Breakers on the evening of
Thursday, March 25. Mrs. New-
man is being honored "for her
profound contributions to com-
munity relations and the arts in
Palm Beach County for more
than thirty years."
The guest speaker at the din-
ner will be Norman Podhoretz,
editor of "Commentary," gen-
erally regarded as one of the
foremost intellectual publica-
tions in America and published
as a public service bv the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee. Pod-
horetz, writer, teacher and au-
thor, is one of the most influen-
tial critics in the country.
Thelma Newman's contribu-
tion* 10 the communal and cul-
tural Me of this community have
been outstanding over the past
(Nrtv vears. As music critic of
the "Palm Beach Post." she has
enhanced the interest in and ap
precistion of music in this area.
HER ELOQUENT and arttcu-
ItXe cotnmentarv on "Surfside
Symphony" on WPBR radio has
g^ren great enjoyment to mil-
lions. Mrs. Newman is one of
the founders of Civic Music in
the Palm Beaches. She is a
m^nb-r of the advisory board
of WrTRS. public radio in Patm
Beach County.
TheliT'a Newman has been ac-
tive in communal affairs from
flw first day she arrived in
Palm Beach in 1944. She is one
of the reunders of the Palm
Beach Chapter of Hadassah
She founded the Angel of Mercy
luncheon during her presidency
and was program chairman for
the first four years.
Mrs. Newman has ben active
in the United Way and has been
on the executive committee ef
the Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee
since its formation. She is a
memb-r of the board of the
American Jewish Congress. B'-
nai B nth Women's Division.
TemHe Israel Sisterhood and
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County
Additionally Mrs. Newman
hosted the first Israel Bonds
Drive in this area and is a mem-
ber of its advisory board. Dr.
and Mrs. Newman ware neci-
nwmts of the State of Israel
Bonds Award.
One of Mrs. Newman's most
important activities was as mod-
erator of the TTfMil S "Our
People" program, enaaaared by
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
Mrs. Newman has been mar-
ried since 1940 to Dr. David A.
Newman, a cardiologist and
internist. They have three chil-
dren: Harry, who has lived in
Jerusalem for the p*t eight
years; Richard, who lives in
Chicago.; and Deborah, a music-
ian, who is concert pianist man-
ager of CBS Records, college
The presentation of the Hu-
man Relations Award to Mrs.
Newman will be made by Ray-
mond Mariotti. editor of the
"Palm Beach Post." J. Samuel
Perlman is chairman of the din-
ner, with Col Irving Strouse,
Mia. Sylvan Cole and-Mrs. Al-
fred P. Haft -as cochBh-mtm.

Chabad Student Center Opens
x\t South Florida U. in Tampa
Rabbi Abraham Korf. Chabad
Lubavitch regional director, has
announced the opening of a new
branch in the network of Cha-
bad centers throughout Florida,
Chabad Haw* Jewish Student
Center at the University **
South Flassda at Tampa.
Close to 3.006 Jewish students
attend the uaiawsity. and until
the opening of the Chabad
House, there was no program
Servian the students' Jewish
needs. Aa extension program is
also under way at the Univer-
sity of Tampa.
The Chabad House Jewish
Student Center provides varied
services and programs far the
student* including weekend ac
tie**, wheat Chabad House pro-
vides Shahbos meals free of
charge to approximately 60 stu-
A Jewish Free University of-
fers manv different courses.
Kosher kitchen end housing are
also avafl-OiV? in the Chabad
House facilities.
m additiiu. a hew and innova-
tive project was initiated in
Tampa, Yedid. Chabad House,
in cooperation with the Univer-
sity of South Florida and the
Jewish Social Service of Tampa,
has organised a project in which
Jewish students work with the
elderly in Tampa and receive
credits for their efforts, under
the auspices of Chabad House.
Rabbi Lazar Rifkin. the direc-
tor of the center in Tampa, is
a graduate of the Lubavitcher
Rabbinical Seminary in New
Rabbi Korf also said that the
movement is planning to open
a Chabad House-Jewish Student
Center at the University of Mi-
ami in Coral Gables. This center
will provide much-needed serv-
ices for 0*f over 4.000 Jewish
students at the university and
ether area colleges.
Students interested in attend-
ing the University of South
Florida and who want housing
or Kosher meals should contact
Rabbi David Eliezrie at the Cha-
bad House in Miami Beach.
The National i'JA Women's Division $2,500 and over
luncheon was a great success. Joining Mrs. Samuel
Scher (right), hostess for the luncheon, were (from left)
Mrs. Murray Herman and Mrs. Alan Shulman, cochdr-
persons; Mrs. r/#rrry Hecht, chairperson; and Mrs. El-
mer 'Rogers, campaign coordinator.
Women's Division Luncheon
Breaks All Records
National UJA Women'6 Divi-
sion held its second luncheon at
the home of Mrs. Samuel Scher
on Feb. 27. A record-breaking
100 women were in attendance.
Mrs. Henrv Hecht, chairper-
son of the luncheon, presided
and introduced her cochairper-
sons, Mrs. Murray Herman and
Mrs. Alan Shulman. She also
introduced Mrs. Carl Leff, chair-
person of the executive board
of the Palm Beach Women's
Campaign. Mrs. Robert List,
chairperson of the Women's Di-
vision Campaign-Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County, and
Mrs. Elmer Rogers, campaign
Mrs. Merrill Hassenfeld.
chairperson of the National
Women's Division of the United
Jewish Appeal for the past two
years, was the guest speaker.
She described the heartbre*ki ,
conditions of the Israelis, sad
mentioned that oonditiau ii
Israel have worsened to tht|
point where less money is anil-
able for health, education, ami
welfare. Kindergartens and
homes for the aged win not be
built because of lack of hndi
She alao discussed the high rite
of inflation in Israel and nsted
that Israelis nay up to 70 str
cent of their income in teas.
Mrs. Hassenfeld closed her
sneech by reminding everww
that every Jew has the rcr^ra-
sibilitv to halo Israel and fiui |
help themselves.
At the conclusion of the]
luncheon announcements of I
g'fts were made: the total |
amount raised was $313,500.
'r*e n*"t luncheon will be I
held on Wednesday. March 17,
and will be for $1,000 and over|
Anxious Heart of a 'Prisoner of Conscience'
Continued from Page 1
is part of their lives.
THE PRISONER in Moscow is
a full, complementary member
of their synagogue. Project co-
ordinator. Mrs. Linda Levine.
sees that the school children
and youth-group members write
to him. Each Bar and Bat Mitz-
voh wears a medallion bearing
his name around his or her
Ani every Shabbat. Mikhail
Komblit is called to taw Torah.
Because he cannot respond *>
the aliyah, a spatial pianos' is
recited for him, in the hope that
he may soon make the greatest
aliyah of his use home to Is-
Mikhail Koi rblit is known m
the west as a "Prisoner of Con-
science." He as one of dozens
of Jews now serving rime in So-
viet -prison camps on trumped-
up charges. Their real crime is
that to emigrate to Israel
THE SOUTH Florida Confer-
once oa Soviet Jewry, a com-
mittee of the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation's Community
Relations Committee, has set up
a Synagogue Prisoner of Con-
science program. The Greater
Miami Rabbinical Association
has passed a resolution to sup-
port and -participate in the pro-
gram, under the Chairmanship
of MM Zwetlins.
It is honed that eventually,
every synagogue in the com-
munity will undertake responsi-
bility for one prisoner of con-
science. As at B'nai Raphael.
Dreseher Named Covhairman
Sol Dreseher of Miami Beach,
chairman of the Southeastern
region of the American Red
Magen David for Israel, has been
named national cochairman of
a campaign to build a new 510-
mitlion central blood bank for
the State of Israel.
The blood ban*', in metropoli-
tan Tel Aviv, will be operated
bv M&aen David Adorn. Israel's
Red Cross society.
Dreseher met recemlv in
Palm Beach with Mrs. Nathan
Goldman of New York, cochair-
man. to plan a nationwide ef-
Releases for Publication
fort to raise funds for the blood
Working otaeely with Dres-
eher ia this area will be David
Celemaa, Florida state presi- .
dent, aad Samuel Reinhard.
state chairman of the American
Red Magen David. Both men
are from Miami Beach.
They will coordinate their ef-
forts with Howard Kaufman of I
Miami Beach, president of the
Greater' Miami chapter, and
with Gerald Schwartz, South-
east regional director. Offices
of the American Rad Magen
David for Israel the only agen-
fer the eaaangeney serviees or-
gejutetkaa, are in the 420 Lin-
eal* Read "iHfct Sate
the prisoner will become a liv-
ing presence within the syna-
gogue, which will visibly dem-
onstrate its concern in a variety
of ways.
MY10AM WOLF, overall
chairman for the Prisoner of
Conscience programs, is assist-
ing congregations with setting
up their own programs, and
Rabbi Zwelling has contacted
area rabbis to urge implementa-
Pauline Knrnbiit was asked,
in a recent interview in Israel,
whether protests against the
treatment of Jews, from other
parts of the world, is making it
worse for those remaining in
She replied with gsaat ve-
hemence, "Ho! You mast tell
them to remember Hitler. It was
only because of world silence
that Germany carried out its in-
famy asainst the Jews. If there
is world outcry. Russia will b^
concerned. There must be world
outcry to allow Jews in Russia
to be what they want to be and
to leave if they want to."
fttEANWHJLE. in his Mattel
ell. Mikhail Kornblit counts oat |
his seven-vear sentence and F
hooes only that his health holds
ur> under the severe conditioB I
of the labor camp. He dreaml
of hcins, strong to ww ui
rest -ef m has to Israel
' In awn* oarns of the worii."|
he mates ta Rabbi ZweUag
the Jewa ate guests When jw
. tted as a guest, J" [
te ae name. Bat *_
there is no home for a rase ad
the host wets tired of HBI,
has to flee out of the house *
whale history at our ptanke*
iterate guests aad hosts. |
It -is and bat tree. Aad I
Oowvminhy Pro-School offcoj
michinaj. aariy velooment for 3-5 yesf w*|
in tha ^holmmom* atnioapste
o." Camp Shalom.
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lull Wjniiimte swil^T*"
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Preacher said The new Mood
bank the most modern in the
Middle East "will be con-
structed largely underground to
pswrsda protection from pos-
eible enenrr ah- attack, and will
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Tekoah Says He's Still Politically Available
fgR YORK -(JTrfT Yoscl
Jekoah, pres
sident of the Ben
Gurion University in Beersheba
and former IsTBtePAmbassador
to the United Nations, is re-
ceiving "many offers" to return
to active political life in Israel
but, he says, "I will weigh the
lion Says Economic Strength
ital to Mideast Peace Accord
to economically strong Israel
vital to the attainment of
,ce in the Middle East, Yigal
on Deputv Minister and For-
tj, Minister of the State of
srael, declared Saturday night,
,5 he called for wider economic
ud from Jewish communities in
|the United States and Canada.
-We shall be in a much
itronger position at the nego-
tiating table, if our economy, as
veil as our defense, is sound
impregnable," the Israel
er declared. "An economic-
ly and socially strong Israel
I improve its military posture
political bargaining posi-
.1 be said.
. the 1976 campaign for State
Israel Bonds at an inaugural
er at the Fontainebleau
attended by more than
1,000 Jewish leaders from every
lion of the North American
Calling attention to "the spec-
acular proliferation" of Arab
ihh in recent vears, the Is-
1 Government leader stressed
at "it represented a threat of
greatest magnitude to the
onomic stability of Israel."
Israel's troubled economy may
ne "a weak Imk in our
ain of defense against the
olitical warfare of the Arab
irld." he warned.
In urging wide American Jew-
ish support, he said that the Is-
Bond Organization, which
channeled more than S3.2
Million into every branch of Is-
l't economy in the last 25
ars. "stands today in a posi-
tion of crucial importance to
help us overcome the economic
trials and hardships of the com-
ing year."
ISRAEL faces "the danger of
a marked rise in unemployment
for the first time in many
years," the Deputy Prime Min-
ister said. But he emphasized
that it was the result of drastic
measures taken by the Israel
Government to reduce inflation
and increase exports.
In 1975 Israel's balance of
payments deficit amounted to
$3.9 billion, the highest in its
He noted that increased un-
employment would be a "se-
rious threat" to the country's
capacity to provide jobs for new
In this connection, he said,
that while Israel continues to
give its "vigorous support to tha
right of Soviet Jews and Jews in
Syria end other Arab lands to
emigrate, it would be a very
sad state of affairs if we failed
to have economic means to
give jobs to those who might
be permitted to come to Israel
in larger numbers in the near
MORE THAN 100,000 Soviet
Jesvs entered Israel since 1971.
SOME OF the Arab countries,
especially Egypt, he pointed
out, have begun to realize that
thty can solve their serious
economic problems only by
spending more on development
"instead of wasting their re-
sources on futile wars."
He addod th% hope thai this
trend would also be "an incen-
tive to the Arab States to work
for peace, which is the sole sal-
vation for our troubled area."
Allon recalled that from the
earliest days of Israel's inde-
pendence, the Arab States had
used the economic boycott "as
a weapon to reinforce their mili-
tary and political pressure and
warfare against us."
Sam Rothberg, general chair-
ization, who presided, declared
that the recent Brussels World
Conference for Soviet Jewry
"must be supplemented with
concrete action through the Is-
rael Bond campaign to create
jobs in Israel for those Jews
who would be permitted to
leave Soviet Russia for Israel
in the coming year."
ROTHBERG called for a wid-
er mobilization of American and
Canadian Jews for the sale of
Israel Bonds "to provide the
largest possible share of Israel's
Development Budget of $1 bil-
lion this year."
Among other speakers at the
dinner were Rabbi Leon Kro-
nisti, of Miami Beach, and Leon-
ard Goldfine. of' Philadelphia.
National Campaign cochairmen
of Israel Bonds; Julian B- Vene-
zky, national chairman for Re-
gions; Robert L. Sfcgel, general
chairman of The 'Israel : Bond
drive in Greater Miami; Mrs.
Norine Daniels, general chair-
man for Toronto; 'and Habbis
TrVing Lehrman and Mayer
Abramovrhz, of Greater Miami.
Judith Raskin, leading so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera,
offered a musical program of
operatic and Israeli selections.
American ^Rf1 Approves
Over $45 MitHan Bridget
A budget of $45 million for
W. the largest in ORT's his-
. was approved by the
-ican ORT Federation at
conclusion of its three-day
6 .Annual Conference meet-
The Hotel Americana.
almost 10-percent in-
il'TT the Ml.539.B00
V^ reported
Harold Friedman of New
"v *s reflected to the
Tn2!2Lof-mc 140-Oimem4
^"Wwwion for a second
itivI!zL,s ^""rily the
the ORTrRCd ^PonsibiHtiea
* <*T proeram m Israel.
JfWjJlSW budgeted for
fed KT1 Mid- -
^following a report by
. <* Hannatz, ORT director
&?M t V ** need *
*tWherethning SChol8 *
47ie,i,eieare now more
acted t, h,dem bodV -
Today 1ldman Mid-
^n-scnlferCent the MC'
vocarZ,aBe K^P Study
^cational SCnoo,8 ^
*rSSat ,n Thames
^SthT* **
Hff? Suture, Dr Wi'-
Tt*, "wnged in the
r^ClJto' Unl his re-
,Ht *>. was presi-
dent of American ORT for 25
years, pointed out that ORT is
now more concerned with high-
er education. He was particular-
ly pleased that a hew ORT
School of Engineering will open
at the HebrewUniversity hrter
In addition to reelebting
FrtWlman.' "the convention elect-
ed John I. Moss of Chicago and
Lake Worth as*a vice president.
American ORT receives its
funds from the activities of its
over 140,000 members and from
the American Jewish Joint Dis-
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In an interview with the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency here
last week at the start of a two-
week speaking tour on behalf of
the United Jewish Appeal and
the Ben Gurion University, Te-
koah noted that in fact he is
very much involved in politics
in Israel.
"1 AM ACTIVE in the frame-
work of of Labor Party," he
"I have been elected head of
fund-raising for the party, and
I appear at least four times a
week on behalf of the Labor
Party in public gathering."
Tekoah, who is completing
final arrangements here for the
publication of his new book, "In
the Face of the Nations,"
which includes his major
speeches at the UN, was asked,
in view of his experience with
Soviet diplomats at the UN,
what effect, if any, the second
Brussels conference can have
on the Soviet authorities.
doubtedly influence the Soviet
authorities," Tekoah contended.
"The Soviet government has
paid attention to international
public opinion in the past on the
question of Soviet Jewry .
The Brussels conference is a
beginning of a chain of events
reflecting (international) inter-
est in Soviet Jewry, and I be-
lieve it will have an effect on
the Soviet position towards
Tekoah also said he believed
the question of restoring diplo-
matic relations between Israel
and Russia "Is secondary to the
question whether there is a
freedom of emigration from the
Soviet Union. The renewal of
diplomatic ties can be no more
than a touch of cosmetic with
no affect on Aliya."
In Tekoah's opinion, Israel
must concentrate all its efforts
on ensuring Aliya from Russia
while leaving aside the ques-
tion of diplomatic relations.
TEKOAH pointed out, how-
ever, that there are no "serious
indications" that the Soviet
Union, which severed its diplo-
matic ties with Israel at the
outbreak of the June, 1967, Mid-
east war, is moving in the di-
rection of restoring the ties with
The former Israeli Ambassa-
dor to the UN, who serves pre-
sently as special advisor to For-
eign Minister Yigal Allon, said
that Israel's position at the UN
should continue to be that "Is-
rael will be bound only by reso-
lutions adopted by its agree-
On the Arab's design to try
to expel Israel from the UN,
Tekoah said that "the only way
to prevent it will be by demon-
strating to them (the Arabs) it
will be detrimental to their own
interests. Should the Arabs
bring this (Israel's expulsion) to
vote, Israel would reconsider
its attitude to all UN activities
regarding the Mideast situation,
including the continuation of
the UN peace-keeping forces
and any role played by the UN
at the Geneva! conference."
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You MaKe the Difference
Mar. 18 will be a date for South Floridians to reckon
with. "You Make the Difference" Month begins on that
The 1976 Combined Jewish Appeal Israel Emer-
gency Fund will be launching an all-out drive between
Purim and Passover to meet critical needs in Israel to-
What CJA will be saying is that each one of us can
spell the difference between meeting these needs and
failing to do so. The message is a simple one: Each of
us must participate.
We are not sure that an editorial repetition of Is-
rael's current critical condition will make our readers
any more aware of the problems facing the Jewish State
than they already are.
We all know them education, inflation, medical
care, the growing fear of unemployment, a back-break-
ing tax bite on the average wage-earner, one of the pro-
portionally largest military budgets in the world.
The point is that all of us can help Israel meet these
problems. And, as L. Jules Arkin, Greater Miami's CJA-
IEF general chairman, declared this week, our contribu-
tions "can mean the difference between wasted time
and years of productivity for local retirees."
Arkin was reminding us that our gifts are used
right here at home, too.
Our gifts, indeed, help deal with a whole range of
human concerns. All of us can "Make the Difference."
That's what Mar. 18 and the month-long drive after it
are all about.
Aid for Guatemala
With all of the problems facing world Jewry, Jews
in the United States and in Israel can be proud that they
have taken time out to help the earthquake stricken
people of Guatemala. The Jewish population of that Cen-
tral American republic is small so the aid is not just for
Jews but all of the victims.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
with its long record of aid to needy Jews donated $10,000
to help the disaster victims in Guatemala and offered
to lend its relief workers to aid Guatemala.
B'nai B'rith has been gathering funds, supplies and
volunteers to help Guatemala. It has also adopted China-
luta. a small rural town where about 80 percent of the
homes were destroyed, leaving 4.500 people hoaaele*.
In addition many individual American Jews have offered
lunds and other services.
The people of Israel, who are suffering under a
crushing economic burden, have also donated aid for
This is a fulfillment of the ancient teaching of Hillel,
who said: "If I am not for myself, who will be: If I am
only for myself, what am I?"
Here, Saul Belkrwed Naught
Tk/TY FATHER used to refer to
111 the "unterlekker" with a
bitter irony he reserved for al-
most no one else. "Unterlek-
ker," I took him to mean, was
his Yiddish bilingual pun on
the intellectual.
Literally, an "unterlekker"
would be one who "licks un-
der." It takes little imagination
to recognize what my father had
in mind.
THE FACT is that he wasn't
so much talking about intellec-
tuals as he was about the ex-
tent to which Jews go to fawn
on intellectuals as symbolic of
their own pretense to intellec-
In this sense, my father saw
the "unterlekker" as an indis-
criminate camp-follower of an
ideal and with little capacity
to distinguish between the
phony and the real McCoy.
The American novelist. Saul
Bellow, brings this memory of
my father to mind specific-
ally. Bellow's appearance the
other weak before a convoca-
tion here of the American
Friends of the Hebrew Univer-

THE FRIENDS group had ob-
viously invited Bellow to their
proceedings to say something
stirring about Israel, the He-
brew Uni'ersity at Jerusalem,
the "People of the Book" (a
phrase that used to sat my fa-
ther's teeth on edge), Jewish
culture and tradition, the
American Jewish heritage with
himself as one of its most dis-
tinguished examples.
Instead. Beiiow gave them a
barrel of bull. The gathering
got exactly what it deserved.
For years now, 1 have been
-youtue k **K W#*t
.waging an unsuccessful
?rt ,.JeW.ish ^Kanization,
Knock off inviting "big
to their functions for bis
so that the stars, Je^
non-Jewish, should say soo-
thing nice about them. ln 3
1 have been attempting to
a barricade to the "unterlekk^l
WHEN YOU think that cd
aid Ford not too long ago *J
an Israel Bondnik.
*> g^t to put the whole p,w
into its proper perspective.
And if Ford doesn't
Saul Bellow should.
The thing about Bellow is i
the Hebrew University Frie
should have known better tall
if they didn't, they could
least have asked. There is do
ing Jewish in his writings -.
from "Augie March' and "Hb>|
b-Idt's Gift" to "Herzog *A
"Mr. Sammler s Planet
Jewish concern in Bellow"
other than disaffection
ghetto alienation turned ,
time have been looking
a needle in a haystack. Or i
t*-y are exceedingly paor
And, indeed, that is what I
1-w himself told the Hebi
University gathering about _
Jewish seiring upon him as
Jewish writer that Jew i
w. ung in their evaluation of I
1 would have put it that
is no more Jewish than, a
Norman Podhoretz and
"Commentary" crowd. In
with his own feelings of
fection. Bellow was less
chial: he does not like to be call
from the same Hart Schaffnerl
and Marx bolt of cloth as.
Bernard Malamud and
AND HERE, one must ghl
Beiiow his due, although he
wrong along with the oth
J'ws on these enters if
thinks they are any more Je
ish than he"h'. But at least'
is fr superior 1 > mem as
wnter. as a stilled cr
anJ that was Bellow's me-agel
here in Miami. Put that's D0t|
: he'd been ra'-! !0 *T-
T'le presence oi the new
inted director general
the Israel Minwtry of Defen
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Hiatadrut Secretary Fears Voice Fear for Free Inquiry

Rise of Unemployment
JERUSALEM (JTA) Histadrut Secretary
General Yeruham Meshel warned here that unemploy-
ment in Israel could reach 70.000 by the end of 1976
unless the government takes urgent measures to find
jobs and to increase investments that would create
more jobs.
Meshel also warned that Israel faced serious so-
cial unrest if the poorer classes feel the wealthier peo-
ple are not bearing their fair share of the economic
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Volume 2
Friday. March 12, 1976
Number 6
10 2 ADAR 5736
Scientists from eight coun-
tries who attended the Sec-
ond World Conference on
Soviet Jewry have formed
an International Federation
_of Concerned Scientists, to
be located in Pans.
The purpose of the Fed-
eration will be to gather and
disseminate information and
to coordinate the activities
of its affiliates in all coun-
tries where committees on
behalf of ostracized Soviet
scientists already exists or
are in process of formation.
courage us affiliates to increase
their efforts and activities on
behalf of Soviet scientists who
are denied fundamental scien-
tific and personal rights.
The announcement was made
ft a press conference at the
Palais de Conares. Brussels, by
Dr. Dennis Ciama. of Oxford
University. England, on behalf
of scientists from England, the
U.S.A.. France. Israel. Italy,
Sweden, the Netherlands and 1
Belgium, following a symposium
devoted to the exploration of ^
ways to assist Soviet colleagues. J
Also present was Nobel lau-2
reate Dr. Polykarp Kusch (1955-9
physics), University of Texas at^
Dallas, who said that in his view
cooperation by U.S. scientists J
to exchange programs between $
the U.S. and USSR was inter- ]
preted by the Soviet govern-
mem to mean support of their
repressive measures against dis-
sident Soviet scientists, and he
advised his American colleagues
to thinV carefully before en-
gaging in such cooperation.
DR KUSCH had earlier ad-
dressed more than 1.000 dele-
gates at a plenary session of the
conference In an expression of f
solidarity, he declared. "If more \
demonstrations such as this one 2
had been held in the 1930s, IS
am convinced that many lives*
could have been saved." %
As its first official act, the
affiliates of the Federation have
adopted a motion which sup-
ports the resolution on the free
circulation of scientists adopt-
ed by the 15th General Assem-
bly of the International Coun-
cil of Scientific Unions which
asserts the right of scientists to
participate in international con-
ferences without hindrances of
a political nature.
Each affiliate will urge:
national representatives to ICSu|
to ensure that this resolutwB|
be implemented.
AS AN essential element of!
the free circulation of ndentiAl
the Federation will also ask t
executive board of 1CSU to af-
firm the right of KientutsJIJ
migrate to the country of
ehoice. especially when
country of residence does wl
give them the opportunity |
pursue their scientific career
The U.S. Committee of 0*1
cerned Scientists delegaoa
was headed by iu national
chairman. Dr. Jack Cohen. >*
tional Institutes of Hean*|
Bethesda, Ma., and included I*
Kusch: Dr. Edward A. SK*|
Universitv of Washinettm. I
tie; Dr. V. S. Wall UrfwrWl
of Maryland; Dr Leo D^l
druck. <}ueens College- MJ
and Dr. Robert Gerber. of 1
Angeles. Calif.
The Committee of Conce^\
Scientists consists of over I
U5. scientists. It is nindef*l
em national organization com-
mitted to coiittnictive *ctior
behalf of --?*;
USSR and elsewhere who
denied itadamental
and human rights-

March 12, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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12_HaJassa!i Bat Gurion Group Board
j4Temple Emanu-El Board
COMMUNITY FORUM/TBE, Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum
8:15 p.m.
15-Temple Israel Sisterhood
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood
Hadassah Shalom Group
Jewish Family & Children's Service Board
Yiddish Culture Group
National Council of Jewish Women
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood
City of Hope Board
B'nai B'rith Women No. 1496 Board
Temple Beth El Sisterhood1 p.m.
Women's Division Coffee2 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary
ORT Palm Beach Membership Tea
Temple Both Sholom Sisterhood
Labor Zionist Alliance
B'nai B'rith No. 3015 (Cresthaven)
18-Hadassah Rishona Group
Hadassah Yovel Group
Hadassah Z'hava Group
Hadassah Shalom Group
Hadassah Golds Meir Group
ORT Defray Membership Tea
ORT Evening Board.
20-Israel Bonds National Dinner
21-Temple Beth Shotv Men's- Club .
Temple Beth David Square Dance
22-ORT Men's Palm Beach
ORT Palm Beach
Hadassah Cfaai Group. .
B'nai Brith Women No. L323 Board
Temple Beth David Sisterhood
B'nai B'rith Women South
23Yiddish Culture Group
Congregation Anshei Sholom .
ORT Delray Luncheon
B'nai B'rith Women No. 174
Women's Division Coffee8 pjn.
Pioneer Women Golda Meir Club
ORT West Palm Beach
ORT Palm Beach Regional
25-Hadassah Yovel Group
Hadassah Bat Gurion Group
American Jewish Congress Board
American Jewish Committee Award Dinner
Temple Beth El Men's Club
David Schoenbrun (left), CBS world news
commentator, was greeted by Dr. Sherwin
Isaacson, Forum committee chairman; Dr.
Marvin Rosenberg, first Forum chairman;
and Dr. David Wald, committee member.
Schoenbrun discussed the various Presi-
dential candidates and gave candid, views
on the current political scene.
Jackson: 4I Won't Retreat From
My Free-Emigration Position'
Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jack-
son said this week that he will
never retreat" from his deter-
mination to promote freer emi-
gration fronr the Soviet Union
and the Eastern- European na-

If we-back down on the
Jackson Amendment now," Sen.
Jackson saM. "we lose all right
to cattt ourselves the leaders of
the free world. If we back down
new- we betray the principles
of the founding, fathers of our
own nation."
Sen. Jackson, speaking to a
New York Council on Soviet
Jewry, declared:
"My concern in this political
year is that politicians seeking
votes will ask that we abandon
our commitment to free emigra-
They will say that the Amer-
ican people don't give a damn
about what happens to Sakha-
rov or what hapnens to the
Soviet Jews or what happens
to the oppressed in the Ukraine,
Lithuania. Latvia, Estonia and
th- other countries under So-
viet domination.-
"AH candidates fw the Presi-
dency should be required to
tke a specific stand on this
specific, issue," Sen. Jackson
slid. He is a candfcJaSe for
President In Florida's March 9
"There is no issue, more im-
portant to the ranse of freedom -
around the world than this one.
"It is time we face the facts:
"Tens of thousands of people
Jews and non-Jews alike
e5r^t>ed from captivity because
of the Jackson Amendment.
"It was only after Dr. Kis-
singer pledged that the Admin-
istration would destroy the
amendment that the Kremlin
tightened the screws once again.
"You can be sure of this if
Scoop- Jackson is elected- Presi-
There ufttt-be no mere one-
way trade dents wifetfca Soviet'
Union no more gtenawys f
privilege* Soviet customers who
buy at cut-rate prices.
"And if the Soviets want some
of the trade benefits from-the
United States that other coun-
tries enjoy -Jet them at least
honor the right to emigrate.
"On this matter of principle
and human life I will never
30 rational and regional com-
munity relations, cultural, wel-
fare, religious and education-
al agenda; and institutions re-
ceive support from the Com-
bined Jewish
Deserters Helped |South County Events
Arabs Acquire
Transmitter, Guns
TEL AVIV (JTA) Police disclosed here that
a Pwerful transmitter and other wireless equipment
was found in the home of one of two Israeli Arabs ar-
rested recently for possession of large quantities of
a"ns siolen from military bases by two Israeli army
The transmitter was found in the home of Salah
awith m Kalansuwa, a village southeast of Na-
nianva, a|ong with two submachineguns and ammu-
. ,fJAZAWIEH, 25, and Zuheir Suleian, 27, from a
with Vl"a8e near Kalansuwa have been charged
n collusion with the two soldiers to steal arms from
our k amps Accord>ng to the charge sheet, they
froir hU 33 Uzzi submachineguns at $100 apiece
lhe deserters along with ammunition.
and Sme f the Suns were distributed to villagers,
were fest were concealed in a secret cache. They
gatior,UnCVered Dy security forces during an invesfi-
Arah* hf 8UDver8ive activities in Kalansuwa. Both
DoronntVe been remanded for trial. The deserters,
n Uhouah and Meir Ziv, both 19, face courts-mar-
On Feb. 28, in the Boca Raton
Community Middle School, the
Olympic XI Lodge No. 2947
showed a full-length film, "The
81st Blow." All proceeds were
donated to the Red Magen David
Ambulance Fund.
it it it
On March 11 Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton hosted a recruit-
ment coffee for the Jewish Com-
munity Day School of West
Palm Beach. Parents of pros-
pective students were given the
opportunity to meet with Dr.
Selig, director, and parents of
children already enrolled in the !
Temple Beth El of Boca Ra-
ton will hold an adult education
dinner lecture on Sunday eve-
ning. March 21. The guest
speaker will be Rabbi Sanford
M. Shaoero. director, Southeast
Council, Union of American
Hebrew Congregations. His top-
ic is "The American Reform
Jewish Movement New Direc-
tions and Perspectives."
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Paiim A Minor Holiday
Purim, a minor Jewish holi-
day, celebrates the dramatic
m Mm tm
A fl
story of the rescue of the Jew-
ish people living in Persia
(modern-day Iran) from the
evil Hainan who was destroy-
ed by his own wickedness
and by the leadership of the
hero Mordechai and the inter-
cession of the heroine Esther.
Chameah MeflMet
The Five Scrolls
The story is recorded" in the
Scroll of Esther which is in section of the Torah called the
Five Megillot Scrolls. The event
took place about 485-464 BCE
and the main characters are
Achashverot (Xerxes); Emperor
of Persia; Esther, the Jewish
Queen; Mordechai. her devoted
cousin and wise elder of the
Jews; Haman, the evil Persian
court's chief minister.
Haman, thinking it was he,
pathological anti-Semitism or
trained normal xenophobia to-
ward people different, toward
Mordechai and all Jews. Haman
persuaded King Achashverot to
exterminate the Jews, young
and old. and confiscate (the
profit motive) their belongings.
Haman cast losts Purim to
select the most favorable data
for the destruction of the Jew-
ish community of Persia. Mor-
dechai became aware of the evil
plot of Haman and informed
Esther of her duty to speak to
her King on behalf of her peo-
The Megillot Esther tells of
an incident in which Mordechai
had saved the King from an as-
sassination plot but had not
been rewarded for this patriotic
deed. The King cells upon Ha-
man. his chief minister, to de-
cide what reward should be
bestowed on a man whom
Achashverot wants to honor
Haman thinking it was he.
suggests a royal procession.
The honoree would be seated
oa the King's own horse. In this I
{way Hamaaihought to adxance '
Your Rabbi Sneaks
Purim 5736
Temple Beth D
West Palm Beach
Purim is the holiday that
would have to be created if it
did not already exist. Known
as the "Feast of Lots." it com-
memorates the incidents men-
tioned in the Bible in the Book
of Esther.
There we read of the threat
to exterminate all the Jewish
peoole which is thwarted by
wh.fc appears to be Divine inter-
vention. The story of Esther and
Mordecai is known to every
Jew and has given inspiration to
countless generations of Jews
faced with outbreaks of perse-
cution and anti-Semitism in
their own time.
Purim is another case in
which the persecutor's designs
were nullified and the Jewish
cause emerged triumphant. Ac-
tually, such miraculous endings
are few and far between. All too
often the persecutions left sur-
vivors homeless, destitute and
the innocent victims of malici-
ous hatred.
BUT THE- Jew survived in
spite of this. He did not desert:
he remained stubborn in his
loyalty to his people and his
faith. Why? The courage comes
from such sources as the Purim
story: If God could intervene
for Mordecai and Esther, why
not for us in other times of
Simiiariv. during the Holo-
caust. When our unfortunate
brethren learned of their fate,
they sang the famous Aai Ma-
amim wrrrlen by asalfiiofiwee.
scored the Jews' belief in the
coming of the Messiah and for-
tified their spirits in a hopeless
situation. They looked for Di-
vine intervention, just as their
ancestors did in the Purim Me-
To non-believers, this prayer
might seem to be in vain. But
Jewish history is full of various
Purims when some Jews who
actually believed did experience
a miraculous happening. Of
course, countless victims
throughout our history were not
saved from martyrdom.
The Talmud presents the
thought that alt holidays will
end with the comin of the Mes-
siah. Purim. however, will not
end: Purims may always be
needed as an example to paint
for hooe and fortification of our
his own status. That was not
to be.
Haman was instructed by the
King to lead the royal caval-
cade, proclaiming "This is done
to Mordechai Hayehudi the
Jew whom the King desires to
honor." Poor Haman. His enemy
sat upon the royal horse. In a
very short time his evil de-
signs against the Jew would end
in dismal failure, and the gal-
lows he had had built for his
enemies were used for him and
his nefarious brigands.
Happily Ever After
The evil decree published in
the court journal could
abolished according to imperial
Persian protocol. The Jews on
the 13th day of Adar fought
their enemies and Queen Esther
fasted Taarrit Esther, the fast
of Esther and the Jews ac-
cording to the Esther Scroll on
the next day celebrated Purim
as a joyful merrymaking feast
day. They exchanged food gifts
with one another "Misch-
loach Manot'' and made do-
nations to the poor "Matanot
How To Observe
The Traditional Purim Holiday
On the 13th day of Adar,
which this year is on a Jewish
Leap Year there are two
months of Adar, i.e., Adar Rish-
on and Adar Sheni Monday,
IS March 1976 is observed as
the fast of Esther. Taanit Esther.
The story of Purim is read from
the Scroll of Esther Megil-
lat Esther in the synagogue
on Monday evening, March IS,
and again on Tuesday morning.
March 16, which is the 14th of
Adar Sheni, Purim Day.
It is customary on Purim Day
to have a sumptuous family
"*al a Seudat celebrating
the Jewish people's rescue from
Haman. Another item of food
associated with Purim is the
Hamantaschen literally "Ha-
man Pockets." a three-cornered
pastry with a variety of fruit
fillings, called In Hebrew "Ob-
nay-Haman Hainan's Ears."
Jewish historians record that
after this period other "Purims,"
referring to events in different
pieces, occurred when Jewish
survival was at stake and, mi-
raculously, the Jews were
A Modern Purim Thought
Today, when the representa-
tives of the world cast votes
ts at the United Nations
on the survival of Israel as a
Jewish state, how far has civil-
ization or the story of the Jew-
ish people progressed? Is voting
for Jewish survival different to-
day from Haman or Hitler or
Amalek or Arafat taking votes
to decide our fate? Tins is the
negative reinforcement for our
continued observance of Purim.
At the Jewish Community
Day Schooi boys and girls have
a positive reason to observe
Purim. This is that a strong
Jewish identification based on
knowledge and feeling for Ju-
daism is the most successful
bulwark against all the enemies
of our people.
10 2 ADAR 6:08
Solomon Ibn Gabiro]
One of the greatest of the
philosophers and poets of the
"Golden Age" was Solomon Ibn
Gabirol, born in Moorish Spam
in about 1020. Of his life little
is known. From his poems we
learn that he was left an orphan.
His loss and his consequent
loneliness were probably tha
cause of the intense melancholy
that characterizes his poems. It
was only in loving communion
with- the Merciful Father that
he could pour out his desolation
and be comforted.
The "Fountain of Life" was
Ibn Gabirol's contribution to the
Jewish philosonhical literature.
It shows unmistakable Jewish
feeling for Jewish tradition and
the culture of the age. It was
translated into Latin, 'Tons Vi-
tae," and was diligently studied
by Christian scholars.
IT IS RATHER as a poet than
as a philosopher that Ibn Ga-
birol is best loved by his
low Jews. His religions
are written in Hebrew.
Satomen Ibn GabirsI was J
teacher of morals as well as
philosopher and poet. He is -
thought to be the author of
"Choice of Pearls," a coUectkJ
of proverbs and moral refit*.
tions. many of them of Arafc
Solomon Ibn Gabirol died it
1070. Legend relates that
Arabic poet, jealous of the Ji
power of song, slew him ,
buried his body beneath
roots of a fig tree The tree b,
blossoms of such surpassi
beauty and fruit so unus
abundant and so extraordin
sweet, that the whole city
ed of the marvel.
And so some of the
dug. under the tree and fa
the body of the murdered [..
His slayer expiated his cri
with his life
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
/ //////
1901 North Flagl.r 0r,v.
We.t Palm Beach. Florid* 33407
Rabbi Irving B Cohan
Assoc. Rabbi Sholdon J. Harr
Sabbath aarvioM. Friday *t 8:15 fJKL
P.O. Box 568
Boca Raton. Florida 33439
Rabbi Norman T. ManaM
Sabbath ssrvicas. Friday at 8-13 PM. Church, 13th A v.. and
Palm*** Park Bd, Boca Raton
C 01 *BW ATTVt^lBattAI.
P.O. Boa 3
Boca Raton. Florida 33432
Rabbi Boniamin Roaayn
Sabbath tarvioat, Friday at 8.15 a*
Servicat hald at Urriraiian-
Uruversalrit FaMowihie Building.
1*2 W. Palm.Wo fait Bd.
Boca Raton
5348 Grova Straw
Watt Palm Beach, Florida 33409
ft abb, Hwy Jarach
Dally aarvkaa, B-.30 a*. 5:*0 a.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m., S pjn.,
8:15 p.m.
Saturday sarvicaa. 8:30 a.m.. 5 pjn.
TEMPLE BETH tt! Ptaajli Privo
Watt Palm Baaeh. Florida 3340/
Rabbi Hyman Rahman
Sabbath urvica*. Friday at 815 PAL
Saturday at 9:30 AJK.
315 North "A" Stroat
Laka Worth. Florida 33440
Rabbi Emanual Eisanbarg.
Sarvicaa. Mondavi 4 Thursday*
at 8-30 AM
ridawat B:ISPAL
Saturday at 9 JO AJA
Saobath-aarvica*. Friday at 800 p.m.
Sarvttos hald at VVastrninatar
Proabytarian Cknrrch
10410 N. Military trail Palm
Gordons. .0. Boa 9924
Riviora Baach. PI*. 33404
Cantor Nicholaa Ponakol
275 Alernada Driv*
Palm Spring*. Florida 33460
Sabbath sarvicat. Friday at 800 p*
Saturday at 9*0 ajn.
Monday! t Thursday* at 9:00
aWiOM hold at Faith Unirad
Piasuyrtan Church, Palm SpriiV
P.O. Boa. 2306
Boca Baton. Florida 33432
Rabbi Nathan Zatzar
baa* sarvicaa. Friday at 8:15 FA
2nd A Ml Saturday, at 9:30 AM.
Se-vica* hold at:
Boca Fadaral Saving* A Loan Bank
3901 Fadaral Highway. Boca Rato*
(Moats at Mathodiit Faiowship Ha*
342 N. Swmton Avo_ Dal ray-
Phi lip Btaior, lay BaaoW
For information call
Mrs. Cart mUlm-tn-^eS
N.W. Avonwo ~G"
BatW dado. Florid* 33430
lack. StataPtasx, lay Uadar
Sabbath sarvicaa. rridav at **> F*
lT> North County Road
ParmSaaah. Florida 334S0
Rabbi Max I. Forman
Cantor Ernost Schraibar
Sabbath aarvica.. rVldar at *
Saturday at i

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m notes.
from around tit*
Btuvyen Club has sched-
, .. ., ii ting for Wed-
ia'v. March 7. at 3 p.m. in
^Hospitality Koom of Century
m*9fi- Attorneys from all juris-
are invited to attend.
pr information contact B. Ros-
* it it
Our best wishes and. sincere
HDgratulations to Esther Sokol
her impending marriage.
Our Federation was repre-
Dted by Dr. Paul Klein and
,,s wife. Carol, at the organiz-
,7ig meeting for the State HUlel
Federation College Youth and
fcculty Board, held in Tampa
i Feb. 29.
The board is being organized
i implement working and pro-
ktoctive Hillel chanters, and to
prove the existing ones on
Florida campusss where
there are sufficient numbers of
lewish students.
-U it
Condolences to Mrs. Seymour
on the passing of her mo-
n Mrs. Ruth Kate.
it it it
The Bicentennial floral ar-
rangement which graced the
rib. 29 Jewish Commtmity Fo-
appropriately, David
hocnbran on "Candidates and
was through the
hrfulnes-s of T. Reee Leae-
who recently suartialud
er birthday. Thanks to one of
I community's First Ladies 1
* it it
Bnid Yorra wUl speak te the
[Tanph Beth Shalom congrega-
tonight about the United
pwisfl Appeal. Yorra is the
8der and "developer of Crest-
Response to Planned Israel Bond Tour
Is *Overwhelming9'^y6 Parson
' **.. +.+.+ +J
Tell us about your family
atid guests where they
are what they're doing
and let's net It together
for "WmttS NOTES/' Write
the editor at the Federation
office, 241 5 Okeechobee
Blvd., West Palm Beach,
Flo. 39409.

March 13: Party
Hosts: Hal Farancz
and Cindy Sothern
El Pomar Trace Club House
Forest Hills Blvd.
West Palm Beach
Mated-17: Rap Session
Celebrate Purim
KOACH Mission Films
Host: Barbara Basch
4385 Flax Ct.
Palm Beach Gardens
March 23: Dance
Larry Deans Crystal Ballroom
957 Park Ave.
Lake Park
The Jewish Singles Group
plans socials, discussion
groups and week-end trips
for single adults of the Jew-
ish community.
For membership informa-
tion and to be placed on the
group's mailing list, contact
Hid Farancz, president, or
Robert Kcsgter, Federation's
acting executive director, at
689-59#04 .
Thf response to the Mav 24-
3 Fl irida Israel Bond Dele-
gation Tour has been over-
whLlmini.v according to Milton
M, Parson, executive director.
South Florida Israel Bond Or-
Parson announced that people
from Dade. Browasd and Pahn
Beach Counties have made res-
ervations to participate in the
first Florida areawide fact-find-
ings mission to Israel.
"Since I led my last delega-
tion m 1970. I have felt it im-
Dortant for the leadership in our
community to meet with the
high-ranking government offi-
cials, military leaders and the
people.-" said Parson.
The complete package, which
includes round-trip transporta-
tion costs from New York to Is-
rael, hotels, meals, land costs
and all Israeli transporation on
tour days is $995. Parson stated
that the entire cost can be paid
with State of Israel Bonds.
The tour members will stay
at the Tel Aviv Hilton, the Jeru-
salem Hilton and a special ac-
commodation at Kibbutz Ayelet
Hashacher in the Northern Ga-
lilee. The activities have been
planned to allow considerable
freadom and flexibility so the
narticipants can see "everyday
Israel" and visit with families
and '
Among some of the experi-
ences will be meetina newly ar-
rived' Russian immigrants, visit-
ing the oil ports of Ashdod and
Ashkelon. lunching at the Knes-
set and a session with univer-
sity students. Those interested
in making reservations should
call Parson at 531-6731.
Counselors Wanted
Applications are being accepted for camp counselor posi-
tions for the summer 1976 season at Camp Shalom. Minimum
qualifications: must be entering 10th grade by Sept., 1976.
Positions are available for CITs, junior counselors, and senior
For information and applications, contact Ronni Tarta-
kow, Assistant Camp Director, or Bob Kessler, Acting Execu-
tive Director, at the Federation office. 689-5900.
Sundays at ID a.m.
Channel S
March 14:
"Festival of Light"
Asolo Players, Sarasota
March 21:
Purim Program
Reading of Megillah
Rabbi Irving Cohen
Hosts: Rabbi Sheldon Harr
and Barbara Shulman
Sponsored by the
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
an outstanding professions! counseling agency serving the
Jewish community of Palm Beach County. Professional and
confidential help is available for
ProWems of the aging
Adoption-end child placement
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Jewish Guild for the Blind
Jewish War Veterans
JWV Auxiliery
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The National organizations
listed above have active units
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Judaea Youth
South cast rederenon
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, March 12, 1974
Federation Campaign in Action BakaIar To *^nored At *
Emanu-El Israel Bonds Dinner
Victor S. Bakalar of Palm
Beach is being honored at the
second annual State of Israel
Physicians prepare to do their share for
the Combined Jewish Appeal Israel
Emergency Fund at a briefing with Dr.
Richard Shugarman (at front table),
chairman of the Physicians Division. Fac-
ing Dr. Shugarman around the table are
(from left) Dr. Peter Wunsh, Dr. Emanuel
Newmark, Dr. Peter Sherman, Dr. Max
Gilbert, Dr. Arthur Bickel, Dr. Alan Mar-
cus and Dr. Harold Strasser. Other asso-
ciates taking assignments include Dr.
Sherwrn Isaacson, Dr. Eugene Kalnitsky,
Dr. Elliot Klorfein, Dr. Robert Green, Dr.
Samuel Manalan, Dr. Alan Cohen, Dr.
Sidney Cohen and Dr. H. J. Roberts.
Bonds dinner of Temple Emanu-
El in the Mediterranean Ball-
room of the Breakers on Tues-
day. March 16, at 7 p.m.
Bqkalar joined Temple Ema-
nu-El in 1971, when he moved
to Palm Beach. He took over
the administration of Temple
Emanu-El and was a prime
mover in its growth. He was
instrumental in the dedication
of its new building in 1973 and
it the vice president of the
board of trustees.
Azaria RaDoport, Consul and
Press Officer for the State of
Isra-1, will be the guest speak-
er. Rapaport. who was born in
IsnieL was caduated from high
school in Tel Aviv and studied
at Hebrew University. At the
same time he worked as an-
nouncer, writer and actor for
Kol Yerushalayim.
The Temole Emanu-El State
of Israel Bonds committee it
headed bv Rabbi Max Forman
and Arnold Barad, cochairmen,
and Ben Propp, reservations
chairman. The Palm Beach
Cn-mtv State of Israel Bonds
committee is headed by Michael
B. Small.
Approximately 95 women from the Cen-
tury Village Women's Division attended
a worker-training day on Feb. 20 in or-
der to gain a better 'understanding of-
the needs of the local community as well
us those of national and international
Jewry. The program was conducted by
,ieva Wexler, guest speaker from Miami.
Simon Signs US.-Israel
Industrial Research Agreement
JERUSALEM William Simon, U.S. Secretary of
the Treasury, assured Israeli leaders here this week
that "The foundation of our policy is a just and lasting
peace in the Middle Easf."
Simon arrived here for talks with Israeli Finance
Minister Yehoshua Kabinowilz, whom he assured that
"To create an economic environment of prosperity in
this region is consistent with this goal."
Israel was Simon s second stop on a Middle East
economic tour. His first stop was Saudi Arabia, where
he told Arab leaders that the U.S. welcomes Arab in-
vestments but is opposed to the Arab boycott against
Israel as an obstacle to peace.
During Simon's stay, he signed an agreement es-
tablishing" a U.S.-Israel Foundation far Industrial re-
search and Development.
A wide range of prospects in the social
service, educational and technical fields
make up the Professional Division of the
Combined Jewish Appeal Israel Emer-
gency Fund, cochaired by Rabbi Sheldon
Harr (center) and Seymour Bellak (2nd
from right). Division workers are (from
left) Leon Axel, Jack Stateman and Her-
bert Wilkenfeld, who, together with Ger-
ald Goldberg, Gerald Friedman, Leor>
Lassen, Philip Weinstein and Samuel
Schvt^cr, constitute the team assigned to
cover the prospects.
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 9
Denner Receives HUC-JIR
Distinguished Service Aicard
Dr. Howard Kay (left), Michael Schneider
(2nd from left), Dr. Dennis Tartakow
(2nd from right) and Mrs. Detra Kay
(right), were among the members of the
community relations committee who de-
monstrated during a performance of the
Russian Don Cossack Troupe at the West
Palm Beach Auditorium. The committee
members carried placards and passed out
leaflets, welcoming the dancers and ask-
ing them to help the Soviet Jews who are
trying to emigrate to Israel.

How do you feel about Women's Lib? Does
woman belong. ui th+.haaut? ojpl Heaty
(left) and Mtihael Lifshitz, '*debaters
from Twin Lakes High School and Lois
Frankel, Public Defender, teamed up
against Sandy Shuman, math instructor,
Paul Bland, Twin Lakes debater, and Bob
Rapaport, JCC chairman of the board.
Ms. Barbara Kaplan (center) moderated
a hooted yet friendly battle of the sexes.
Who won? That's questionable! But upon
leaving it was noted that Ms. Frankel
opened the door for Rapaport.
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Temple Israel joined in cele-
bration with the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Reli-
gious in Miami on March 7 in
honor of the HUC-JTR Centen-
Harry B. Denner, past presi-
dent of the temple, received the
HUC-JIR Distinguished Jewish
Service Award. Active and con-
cerned with the affairs of Re-
form Judaism, he has helped
strengthen Jewish life in the
community and throughout
The Distinguished Jewish
Service Award is presented to
individuals who have earned
recognition for their leadership
and contributions to their com-
munities and temples.
The guest speaker at the Con-
vocation was Chaim Herzog.
Sparkmaii Urges
'Quiet Diplomacy'
John Sparkman (D.-Ala.) said
with relation to the Middle East
that "we are now in a period
calling for quiet diplomacy" and
urged sidetracking of all issues
until "a suitable answer is found
to the question of Palestinian
The chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee
offered his advice in a review
of American foreign policy in a
senate speech.
HE DECLARED that this is
the time for "patience, to wait
for the right moment for prac-
tical peace initiatives, and to
discourage any state in the re-
gion from peremptorily altering
the delicate balance."
"Perhaps therefore," he ad-
ded, "it is just as well to cir-
cumvent, for the moment, the
intractable issue of the Golan
because it and other issues can
be reduced to manageable pro-
portions" when the Palestinian
question is solved.
"The U.S. cannot, should not,
andI am confidentwill not
acquiesce in a final settlement
which does not require the
Palestinians to recognize Is-
rael's right to exist" within UN
security council resolution 242,
he said."
Sparkman emphasized "final"
in his nrenared remarks.
REFERRING to the Soviet-
American trade issue that 1
tied to Soviet emigration policy,
sparkman indicated he was mov-
ing away from the Jackson-
Vanik Amendment although ho
did not mention it directly.
"When the trade issue is re-
vived at some future date," ho
said, "we should not try to con-
nect it to the internal practices-
of the Soviet Union, however
greatly we may deplore intern. \\
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however greatly we may de-
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IWfiSy %.. J*y.fe*~y-
B'nai B'rith Women
Mrs. William R. Wolfberg.
B'nai B'rith Women South Coast-
al Region Expansion Chairman.
has announced that the com-
pletion of the reorganization
program for B'nai B'rith Wom-
en in Palm Beach County has
been tentatively set for late
All members of what was
formerly BBW Palm Beach
Countv Charter have been
rlaced in one of four chanters:
Teouesta through Riviera Beach,
59th Street to Southern Blvd.,
Southern Blvd. to Lantana. plus
a second chapter in Centurv
Anyone needing further in-
formation regarding B'nai B'rith
Women expansion should coo-
tact the following area chair-
men: Shim Leeds. North: Stella
Zimmerman. Central; Sylvia
Lewis. Southern: and Roz Orn-
stein. Century Village.
A *r
Bevaton Beach Chapter Na.
1523 held their first donor
luncheon on Monday, Feb. 23,
at the Holiday Inn in Highland
A fashion show was presented
by Ruth David of Boca Raton.
The members who modeled
W2re Ruth ShaDiro, Kay Siegel,
Julia Wessoff and Frieda Bom-
pey. The narrator for the show
was Gloria Vogel.
* *tt *
Palm Beach Countv Chapter
No. 174. w:!l celebrate its 40th
birthdav in a musical salute on
Tuesday. March 23. at 8:15 p.m.,
at Temple Beth El. The chap-
ter, the oldest in the country.
was chartered in IMS.
Past m-esidents of No. 174 will
be honored, and a special mu-
sical program, written and di-
ctated bv Joaa Wolfberg. will
be Dteseatad.
Members and. guests are- in-
vited te attend. For rathe* in-
formation contact Mrs. Cohen.
Labor Zionist Alliance
The Labor Zionist Affiance
wilT honor Irving Kossoff. first
presidenT of the branch; at its
meeting for Histadrur on Wed-
nesday. March 17, at 2 p.m at
the Holiday Inn. Century VaV
TBr guest speaker witt be
American ORT
TSe nine chaptesa of Wean-
en's American: ORT have been
actively involved in the hu-
manitarian endeavor of collect-
ing funds, first-aid equipment
and medicinak. flashlights, fold-
ing beds, and" sleeping; blankets
for the victims of the Guatemala
Dcbtpji Chapter has announced
the receipt of substantial mone-
tary contributions, which have
been forwarded to the Salvation
Army for distribution among the
On Monday. March 15. the
chanter will attend "A Niht at
the Races" at Pomnano. for its
Maintenance ORT Training
Overseas Project.
~*-7 ^7 ^Ur
West Palm Beach and Cen-
tnrv Village Chapters will have
their ORT Dav observance on
Tuesday. March 16. on Picnic
Island at Century Village, from
11 ajn. to 3 p.m. A display of
ORT posters and pertinent
materials demonstrating their
vocational education goals will
be shown. Refreshments will be
served. All are invited to at-
Irving Gordon, dieector of the
Southeast legion of the Hts-
The latest IsraeH film will be
presented and resvrshiaantH wfll
be served'.
For. further urforroatjoo call
Abe Pester.
hi Hiding osr
butbdny. will
Ne. the study _
On Thursday, Match 25. at
1* aim. the education study
group will meet at the home of
Dorothy Sogulin.
Temple Beth El
High School
The Temple Beth El High
School will hold a Purira pro-
gram with the reading of the
Megilla on Monday evening.
March IS. in the sanctuary.
On Monday. March 22, Len
Turk wi!l discuss 'Anti-Semit-
ism Part n."
The Arthur S. Cowan Chapter
of the American-Israeli Light-
house will bald a champagne
cocktail party at the Darcy
Nursing Home on Saturday,
March 20. at 1:15 p.m.
All members and new pros-
pects who are interested in
helpinc the rehaoiutatien pro-
gram for the bund and hancfa-
in Israel are invited to
will head its Pu-
rVT| aVMSHaB OD llliMasUcfV.
March IS. at 1 pun. at the CIA
B'nai B'rith
The formation of B'nai B'rith
Lodge No 3015 in Cresthaven
Villas was completed at a meet-
ing in January.
Pro-tern officers are: presi-
dent. Barnett Marchand; vice
presidents. Morris Ahman. Carl
Epstein. William Sterling Char-
les Stuback: treasurer. Louis
Sussman. corresooading secre-
tary. Emanuel Setter: recording
secretary. Edgar Bergman: fi-
nancial secretary. Sidney Burke:
chaplain. Adolon Osterman, and
warden. Carl Epstein.
The board of directors will
include Egon Avery. William
Luchin. Ben Moss, Bernard My-
corn. Beniamin Sacks, Morris
Shaw. Henry Tator. Phillip
Weiss and Irving Woiser.
The next meeting will he oa
Wedneadav. March 17. at 7:3
at the Kirideae Elementary
School. All ane welcome
Workmen's Circle
The Workmen's Circle Branch
No. 1041 will meet on Tbmrs-
day. March 25. at 1 p.m. at the
Jewish Comamnuy Center.
There will he a osae 1
sion of "Issues aa~
Common Cause" with]
Herman Benjamin and John
Bianco, Sr., and Republican
Daned Raid.
Temple Emanu-El
The Temple Emanu-El Sister-
hood will present the "Musical
Notes." a choral group led by
Mildred Birnbaum, at the spe-
cial Purim service to be held
on Monday. March 15. at 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
On Monday. March 22, the
Sisterhood will host a "Cele-
brity Tea." and the guest of
honor will be Circuit Court
Judge Lewis Kapner. He will
talk on 'Weeded: New (and Old)
Approaches to the Crime Prob-
Do you have a question relating to a family problem?
Each 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
Citizens Building, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401.
Beth David
Dr Howard Kay and Kemeth
Soberer will present a navel-
ogne on their reeenr trip to Is-
rael to the congregation of Tem-
ple Bath David an Friday,
March 19
Bear Jenny:
Now that I am retired and
have plenty of time, I weald
like to continue my education,
but I am wondering if I am net
too old to go to school, and
what educational opportunities
are available to people like me.
Frank E.
Dear Frank:
Fortunately for you and many
others, the Palm Beach County
Board of Education, through its
adult and community education
programs, encourages people
like yourself to participate in
stimulating, meaningful learn-
ing. Courses are offered that fit
into the life patterns- of- all le-
Each person and group is
umqoe and the courses are-set
up with this in mind. It done
not matter if a- ftiwHmi had to
cave' school in the* Hutu, grade
or has a nn>pi ilpii He
perttepete at his
Sees, and chase*
for day and saulug. Enroll-
ment is accepted at any time.
I have been having a
ion with a friend chant Social
Security. Ha cave that a person
who is disabled is entitled te
receive Social Security pay-
ments even if he or she is under
30. I say that benefits cannot be
- received unless the person is at
least 62. Who is right?
Albert F.
Dear Albert:
The Social Security program
provides disability protection in
different situations. Benefits can
be paid to disabled persons even
as young as 22 or younger, if
this nai ecu has worked under
Social-Security long enough end
recently enough.
Types of disability making
cttgible far payments range
t aaanasL automobile
to perhaps a retired eas-
win heid a
B-Mtat smb. at me
eft For res-
ervations call Fred Gordon or
Bob Rabbins.
Community Seder
There is no set thne- in Mb
te cam-
is a Dfetong
At Temple Israel
in which 1
the older _
their life experience is of
value to them and te then*
younger fellow aaaaaaani
You may call the Adult Edu-
cation office at 882-2424.
fine can give yon wore
any other mseetJons van- may
have. Their telephone number
is 655-8171.
On Wednesday, April 14, the
first night of Passover. Temple
Israel will hold a Community
Seder at the Century Village
Holiday Inn on Okeechobee
Blvd. The service will be con-
ducted by the rabbi of the tem-
ple, with cantorial music by
Jack Stateman.
Members of the community
who cannot have a home seder
this year are invited to parti-
cipate. For reservations and
information call the Temple Is-
rael office at 833-8421. Tables
of eight or ten can be arranged.
Camp Shalorr Day Camp
Community Calendar
Community Pre-School
Friendly Visitors
Information-Referral Service
Jewish Community Day
Jewish Community Forum
Jewish Community
Relations Committee
Jewish Family & Children-*
Jewish Floridian of
Palm Beech County
Jewish Singles.
Jewish Students Union
Florida Artemy- yniversrty
Leadership Deveropincnt
"Mosaic" TV Program
Service to Incwhmnns
Transient & Emergency;
Jewish Federation of
2415 Otieechobe* Blvd., West
Please enroll my child (children) in the
Parent's Name ...............
day camp
1. Child's Name
Q Male c Female
Name of School
2. Child's Name
? Male G Female
Name of School
Birth Date
c#reor m hope. To
Birth Date
Grade in Sept. 76
I wish to enroll my child (children) far:
Eight weeks June 21 Aug. 13................
1st Period June 21 July 16
2nd Period Juky 19 Aug. 13
I hereby apply for admission of my child(ron) to-the day camp
program of the Jewish Federation of Paltn Beach County.
Parent Signature .................. (Date) .........._
Note: Each child's application must be aornmpaniiHl by pay-
mem of Registration and Activity fee. Check payable tec Jew-
ish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Pre-school. Elementary Division:
8 weeks$210 & S40 Registration and Activity Pea
4 weeks$110 & $20 Registration and Activity Fee
For each additional child from same family:
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12, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Pahn Beach County
Page 11
mn to Receive Award At Pound Djevaluation
Ian U. Anniversary Dinner Creeps Ahead
Lhrman, rabbi of
VE1 and one of
ry's foremost
[receive the Pin-
\ Award of Bar-
i at the national
pg the 20th an-
g founding of the
-chartered uni-
it of Rabbi Lehr-
and acceptance
Dr. Joseph H.
ncellor of Bar-
and national
I the Synagogue
himself a past
the Synagogue
t>rella agency of
lervative and Re-
in the United
i in the fore-
auses of Jewish
(the State of Is-
bming the pulpit
Janu-El 32 years
are honors March
ktainebleau Hotel
I dinner with Wil-
a Miami Beach
[and hotel owner,
tive the Bar-Ilan
dal of Honor. Sil-
|)fficer of Temple
is vice president
Ir Miami Hebrew
la director of Bar-
ftld Rosen of Mi-
fchairman and Mrs.
president of the
nist Federation of
and of the Pio-
"ouncil for South
airman. ...
RhliRht of the din-
presentation by
of Honorary Fel-
iree veteran Flor-
of the United
ress. The three
Israel to be hon-
esentatives Claude
e B. Fascell and
OR Chaim Her-
piief envoy to the
w and former head
Ijftary intelligence,
Tuest speaker. The
Bar-Han is named
" his late brother,
who was Is-
or to Canada.
I of the dinner will
from organiza-
idividuals must
I to the Federa-
| no later than 12
today) prior to#
(every other
f current event*
pes should be 190
*. typtwrittea,
'd with pictures
property kion-
Bther with the
Person submit-
story, addraas,
per and name of
W be 5 x t;
he glossy, and
. "alir. Charges
pde for photo-en-
* the
chobee Blvd.
Beach, Fla.
go to the law school, said Mayor
Rosen, a Miami Beach attorney.
The Pinchas Churgin Award
is named in memory of the late
founder of Bar-Han, which now
has more than 7,000 students
and provides thousands of
teachers, lawyers, sociologists,
psychologists and businessmen
for Israel. Dr. Churgin, a na-
tional president of the Religious
Zionists of America and dean
of Yeshiva University, worked
closelv with Dr. Lookstein to
establish Bar-Ilan.
Dr. Lehrman is past national
chairman of the Rabbinic Cabi-
net of the United Jewish Ap-
peal and chairman of the board
of governors of the Israel Bonds
Organization for Greater Miami.
HE TWICE served as the gen-
eral chairman of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation's Com-
bined Jewish Appeal the only
rabbi in Dade County ever to
head the community's central
fund-raising campaign.
A past president of the Rab-
binical Association of Greater
Miami, he is national vice presi-
dent of Religion in American
Life and has won the Silver
Medallion for Brotherhood,
highest award of the National
Conference of Christians and
Law Suit Filed Against
Arab Information Center
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Department of
Justice said it is pressing in a lawsuit to have the Arab
Information Center in New York City identify its "true
relationship" with the League of Arab States in ad-
vertisements that it has placed frequently in American
publications and that it might place in the future.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court here last
week, charged the center and its director, Amin Hilmy
II, with violating a federal registration requirement in
connection with a propaganda campaign for the League
of Arab States.
ROBERT HAVEL, director of public information
for the Justice Department, told the Jewish Telegra-
phic Agency that Hilmy has not registered as a foreign
agent as required by U.S. law and should register to
continue his activities.
In addition, the suit charges the Arab Informa- '
tion Center failed to label as propaganda advertise-
ments in various newspapers, including an advertise-
ment in November, 1975, that sought to explain that
the United Nations General Assembly resolution equat-
ing Zionism with racism was not an attack on Judaism
but on Zionism, Havel said.
THE SUIT also alleges, according to Havel, that
the Arab Information Center had refuted to produce
certain correspondence that it is required to keep un-
der the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act, and it
seeks to obtain that correspondence.
Furthermore, the suit asks the court that the cen-
ter produce the books and records of the Arab Infor-
mation Center in Washington. Havel told the JTA that
the next step is a response from the Arab Information
Center and a court procedure for a hearing.____________
Group Discussion:
Practical planning whan tragedy strikes
DATE: Wednesdays, beginning March 24
! TttlRs 10:30 a.m. to noon
3415 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach
REGISTRATION FEE: 5 sessions $10 per family
, For information call Carolyn Jacobson, Director of Case Work
' Service.
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.
Wast Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Enclosed is a chock for $10. Please register me for all S
NAME ..................
' CITY ..................... STATE
"Creeping devaluation" crept
inexorably further on Feb. 10
when the Israel Pound was re-
duced in value by another 1.9
percent. The Pound now stands
at IL 7.38 to the U.S. dollar,
compared to IL 7.24 before the
latest devaluation.
The latest depreciation was
announced at midnight by the
special ministerial committee
that was authorized last June
to devalue Israel's currency at
a rate of up to 2 percent every
30 days if considered necessary.
THE PURPOSE is to stem in-
flation and aid Israel's exports.
The prices of basic commodi-
ties, fuel and transit fares are
not expected to rise as an im-
mediate result of the latest
devaluation. Arnon Gafni, di-
rector general of the Finance
Ministry, has disclosed that
"creeping devaluation" will be
reviewed shortly to evaluate its
results to date. It was learned
that two modifications are under
consideration. One would link
the Pound to a variety of for-
eign currencies. It is presently
linked to the U.S. dollar.
The other would permit the
special ministerial committee to
impose devaluation at less than
30-day intervals.
IN ADDITION to the devalua-
tion, a levy of slightly less than
2 percent will be imposed on
foreign currency held by com-
mercial banks, though not on
private depositors of foreign
Gafni noted that since the
last devaluation Jan. 4, the dol-
lar rose slightly on the inter-
national money market in rela-
tion to the major European cur-
Asked if the prices or govern-
ment subsidized commodities
will go uo before April when
the government's new austerity
economic program takes effect,
Gafni said that according to
agreements with Histadrut no
such chang'-s will be made.
Mrs. Green Is Cochairing
March 21 Bar-Ilan Dinner.
Mrs. Harriet Green, president
of the South Florida Zionist
Federation, has been named co-
chairman of the Bar-Ilan Uni-
versity national 20th anniver-
sary dinner, to be held at the
Fontainebleau Hotel, March 21.
Acceptance by Mrs. Green,
who Is president of the Pioneer
Women Council of Sooth Flc*<
ida, was announced here this
week by Dr. Joseph H. Look-
stein, chancellor of Bar-Ilan.
just Drior to his departure for
Israel. i
Mrs. Green will serve with
Mayor Harold Rosen of Miami
Beach, dinner chairman and co-
chairman of; the Florida com-
mittee for Bar-Ilan University.
Mrs. Green, former national
ber of the national board of the
Pioneer ^Vomen. serves on the
American and Florida boards of
vice president of the American
Zionist Fedeiajion and 4- metn-
directors of Bar-Ilan. She is a
top leader of the Labor Zionist
division of State of Israel Bonds
and a former vice president of
the women's division of tha
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
JCC Presents...
March 13: An evening of laughter, presented by a man
who keeps his audience happy, is what is in store for all who
attend Godfrey Cambridge Evening at Temple Beth-El Social
Dancing to the music of Sid Ziering Band from 8:30 p.m.
until show time, with refreshments to please your palate.
TICKETS: Members, $10 per person
Non-members, $15 per person
Benefactors, $25 per person
March IS, 16, and 17: Late registration for any classes
still open. Don't miss out on belly dancing or any other
exciting courses.
Reminder: "Family Talent Day," April 25, 1:30 p.m. JCC'a
first large family affair. The whole family must enter. Quali-
fied judges prises for talent, creativity, and sportsmanship.
A sunday you'U never forget!
May 2: "Israeli Independence Day," noon to 7 p.m. JCC
Youth Council, in conjunction with all Jewish Organizations in
the Pahn Beaches, is taking part in a countywide carnival ba-
zaar at the JCC. There are still booths available (games, prod-
ucts, horror houses, entertainment, cakewalk, etc.) for orga-
nizations who have not signed up.
Give your booth excitement. Show what your organization
does beat. Remember the theme: Israel's Independence. Any-
one interested in working on the planning of the eventful day,
plase notify the center.

of the palm beaches, inc.
2415 Okeechobee Boulevard, Weet Pahn Beach, Florida 33409
Telephone 609-7700

i.ige i
The. Jewish Flnririinn ni D-iim Ho~~u -....--.
Page 12
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday. March
Black and a Jew by Ghoice-He Shares King's 'Dream'
Debate in the Biack community over
whether to support Israel or the Arabs
in their conflict in the Mideast has grown
increasingly heated and bitter in recent
years. As Black Muslim influence has
spread, one Black American who took sides
with Israel went all the way. A Talladega
College graduate. Larry Lewis converted
to Judaism, and went to Israel where he
not only became part of a kibbutz but
also served in the Israel army as a soldier.
His remarkable story of transition from
the civil rights movement of the '60*s to
wearing the uniform of the Israel army
for six months is told here.
People have often asked me.
"Why do you want to live in
l-rael?" My standard reply is;
Because I am an unrecon-
structed idealist by nature, a
Jew by choice and a Zionist by
conviction.'- Although this ex-
planation usually brings a host
of additional questions. I never
tire of saying it.
My journey to Israel really
began the day of my conver-
>ion to Judaism ten years
ago in September. 196S, at
Temple Israel in Boston. In the
siitamrr of 1964. I was a young
19-ye*r-old college student "up
from the Sooth." working in
Boston as a veterinarian nurse
at the Angel Memorial Animal
HAVING read many books
and attended the services of
various wispier over the
years, the precepts and beliefs
of Jrtrtarwn had the greatest
appeal lor me Cor they cod-
odea with my ewe outlook on
lie and toward God.
1 babeve, at a matter of pen
inlrasp I rrinn and pi*rsimai ex-
After much thought
I contacted
Rabbi Fields, was at that tame
Israel, and arranged formal
Israel because of the color of
my skin. There are Jews in
Israel from all over the world
and the variation of their skin
coloring ranges from black to
IT TOOK several more inter-
views at the center before all
arrangements were completed:
visa, medical examination, a
reduced-fare ticket for travel
to Israel ordered through the
Israel Ahyah Center.
Kibbutz Gat is a collective
community based on equality
in everything: work, housing,
food, clothing, commodities and
raising of children. Tram each
according to his ability and to
each according to his need**
is the ideal Most activities at
Kibbutz Gat are carried out in
the communal centers. There
is a dining hall and kitchen
(we're building a new one); a
common laundry saw! clothes-
sorting center, where the wash-
ing is done by a work team for
the whole kibbutz and then
There are the children's
quarters, the caibhsuM. and of
coarse, the various branirh-M of
work: the fields
beets, wheat); otthetde (or-
caoos); wood factory, dairy;
for laying
There is a concept > all
Ksixn rrhgwjni "Many moun-
tains op to Gad, whti man)
roads up each mountain." I be-
came a Jew becaase in Juda-
ism I found the tteolngiral
perspective for me.
I eaWwawB the earty *w7s
as a period ot inter; v turmoti:
civil rights demonstrations. a new hfesryle.
values. It was a time
"-.emoers of the Ku Mux Klan
13 my hometown of
LT the
of kibbutz life
b the raising of children. Since
everything is done on couec-
tire hues, children are taken
care of and educated in that
The burden of feeding,
clothing and training
the small chad does not fall
on the working mother, hot on
the n pant i11 and
to the children
spirit, and the people of Kib-
butz Gat. In February of this
year I appbed for membership
and was accepted as a can-
didate. There is a mandatory
one-year probationary period
for candidates so that the mem-
bers can get to know the per-
son. A favorable vote by two-
thirds of the membership is
necessary for election. I've
been here for over three years
and I'm known and well liked
by the kibbutzniks. When the
vote is taken on my member-
ship. I dont think there will
be a single "no" vote.
There are about 450 people
living here at Got and half are
under the age of 30. We have
members from Poland, Ger-
many. Yugoslavia. Austria,
France, E^g'** Brazil and
APART from the weekly film
(sometimes two), the weekly
general meeting, and the Shab-
bat meal on Friday evening
usually followed by some cul-
tural activity after-wot k oc-
cupations which take place at
Gat or oar nnaani' center m
Ashkelon are faftM
ebotr. lectures on
trips rhfrmghiiut the
(with special emphasis
on its history
sons, pottery rlawei. aad so
forth. We also have a swim-
pool horary and a
if there had been enough room
on the bus we would have
IN AUGUST of 1973 (two
months before the October
War). I received my draft no-
tjoa tron 0m Isra?l Defense
Forces instructing me to re-
port for induction in October.
Im a dual national and hold
both American and Israeli
citizenships. As an Israeli
citizen I'm subject to compul-
sory military service, both reg-
ular and reserve duty.
I came to Israel under the
Law of Return under which
Israeli citizenship law is grant-
ed automatically to any Jew
who acquires the status of im-
migrant three months after ar-
rival in Israel. Israel recog-
nizes dual citirrmhip, as does
the United States, and a citizen
of Israel can also be a atisea
of any other country that al-
lows dual citizenship.
When the fourth Arab-Israeli
war began an October o, 1973,
I thought it would be over in
a few days with the usual Is-
raeli victory. After that proved
to be erroneous
ray pat. I went to the
hoo center and asked to be
called up earlv. I was told come
on October 24 (the day of the
final ceasefire)
MY bask:
listed of other
that were from
countries as Sooth Africa.
Mow of the ar-v
reserve units utd snetl
in the rese. -j
S3, childless 0Tr^f
are 34 years old in
war, the Israel Defense Fa
can bi swiftly tra.
from a small army of
and national ser.iceraena
large army of citizen
As a private in the .,
I'm subject to a call^
50 to 70 days of active
An ancient Jewish
has it that when the
decided it was time to gntj
to humanity. He handed
Book over together via]
"ad and He said: If m|
by the book, wen and .
not yon shall be forced nl
by the
Israel has fought foe.
with her Arab rmgasont
daring the October We:
here at Kibbutz Gat, lot!
dear Meads (Yosu, Dm,/,
Rarai aad Shai; I dm't ,
Arabs bat 1 do hate v*"i
* peatj
We dont bate
i.>ve 'em. in their piece
>hanng shoes.
Like so many other college
tudents during That turbulent
era, I was "aloud ** Whea
the awe Dr. Mama Lather
Kiag Jr. chanted. *1 here a
dream.'* I shared that
aad worked to see it
by participating m the crril
Fightl fanveaaenL I also joined
the Stark at Zionist
in (SZO)
of the
of the
in its
r jcaelaed. the Land of Israel
* based oa the proj
trie i hihliea are divided by
age groups, so that all children
born in one year go through
ing. eating, learning and re-
beets, washed
and operated
pots and
Novr I work eight hours a day.
six days a week (anraaal for
Israel) in the
where we have over lKJaO
tanag hens.
Usaaly in the evenings,
ween I'm not attending a kib-
butz function, I spend my time
talking with friends (on aad
off the kibbutz), go to small
informal parOes or lounge in
the clubhouse, where soft
drinks, coffee, games and
inagsiiiM i in a relaxed atmos-
phere help to form a p*-**^"^
background for socializing I
am also ijlasg a book of
poetry and phfiiiophi (The
Poetry aad Sayings of an Ex-
cogrtinT) which I hope to com-
plete soon.
I HAVE found in Israel a
sense of togetherness some-
times displayed in strange
ways. One day after visiting
Tel Aviv. 1 was oa my way
back to the kibbutz on a bus.
We made a stop at the Rehovot
station where m apptmu-
the bos
to capacity. How-
**iaau aad the
Since I had luvod
in the U5. Armed Forces (pe-
riods of regular army
actively served in a
the Israel Defense Fi
compoting length of
service), my Israel
iifiagatiiin in the
was far three
ever, doe to the October War,
it was extended an
I was one of the best marks-
men m my basic tramaag com-
pany After baste irmn. I
served as a pri ate with a
small supply rant in the Engi-
neers Corps where we tswwd
everything from sngar to seb-
macaane guns.
During my newSae around
Israel in urafarm. I was often
custaken for an African ha Is-
rael for aantary traaamg). a
bMack jew txvm hi^-v ire-
the bos evea whea told
the bos driver that he
it drive the bos
ban in the door. The
ae was a a harry am
The driver
There ^e those Blacky
of the anperiahst"
keowvag tin* the early
psons of the Af.Tcae caal|
an* aaaaainl by thei
of --; aad leaden af
first Pan African
aadh as Mama Garvey
W E. B. DaSns,
**_-J_- Tag*aBTBhwBTBTi m
t rhaak Blacks shosld
the anti-Israel
assed around a
oat the facts for

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]aul Belfowecb, but He Knew Naught
Continued from PM*
L MiiKri. notwithstand-
fjuow told the R^enn*
LThad been advised that
Lv needed a good press,
lobiously he did not accept
Intends- invitation to give
o one.
{K. he used the occasion
, public forum to set every-
, .straight on just how un-
JL|, he i no matter wnat
cost to the cause he neither
Vises nor understands, which
mi-al of int-llecruals: they
always more concerned
principles than with peo-
) SO, not only did Bellow
he was a Jewish writer.
so argued that his pref-
5 were Hawthorne, Mcl-
Poe. d. H. Lawrence,
ir arid She; woo J Ander-
"I didn't bring home the
of Maimonides" bis
nt more of chal-
than a declaration of
only diJ Bellow deny
only as a Jew in Israel
1 be whole.'' He also argued
| be is a loyal American who
>al to the experience and
of America.
i short, Bellow set up straw-
after strawman, which he
proceeded to knock down
the tatterdemalion aenti-
iSty of a Don Quixote, but
the Don's intuitive un-
derstanding that his mission
wa& after all a mere gesture.
the proposition that "My cul-
ture, my language is Amer-
ican," and "I can't reject 60
years (his age) of life in Amer-
ica," Bellow sent his lance into
the dead side of David Ben
Gu ri"n's dead belief that Jews
living outside of Israel have a
"split personality" that can only
be made whole by living inside
Poor man. At l*ast Don Quix-
ote knew his knight's gear was
of a bygone day. The Ben Gur-
ion argument has long since
been shot down. It is not that
Bellow was attempting to re-
surrect anything, but that he
was demonstrating his ignor-
ance of Jews, Jewishness, Ju-
daism, Israel, the diaspora.
If he could use this as the
core of his whole "shtik," then
he was not qualified to speak
in the first place. He was, in
terms of contemporary history,
a quarter of a century behind
the times, a fossil.
AND TO whom was he de-
fending his Americanism as an
as if they were ever at odds?
And to whom was he setting
forth his favorite writers (Haw-
thorne, et al), like a pig his
kosher foot, as an ALTERNA-
TIVE to Maimonidesas if they
were ever at odds, too? Who
needed this gross insensitiyity.
this gross display of ignorance,
this pandering to popular prej-
udices about the alleged order
of Jewish priorities?
Is there anyone, Jew or Gen-
tile, who would see a Jewish
intrigue in a preference for
Hawthorne, Melville or Poe
from which he would want to
be p"blicly dissociatedother
than r Bellow fearful of the
anti-Semitic implications upon
himself personally of a ques-
tion long since discussed, dis-
solved and discarded?
Obviously, no one, except
perhaps the morning Tageblatt,
which reported his comments
with such gusto the next day.
In all fairness, I should not
abuse Bellow so mercilessly in
this. He was after all an invited
guest, and so he spoke his
mind although it does seem
that a more understanding soul
than Bellow, who confessed
here that Israel *is not essen-
tial to me" and that "I should
have been more sensitive to the
events of this age," might have
refused the invitation no mat-
ter how foolishly his hosts
pressed it upon him.
BUT THE American Friends
can not be excused Forget the
platform they gave Bellow he
should not have been given. I
am more concerned with the
next morning's headline, "Writ-
er's Defense: He's First an
Which means the rest of us,
who do not share Bellow's ig-
norance, are not. Which means
Zionism is dualism (at least),
even if it isn't, as the so-called
United Nations says, racism.
The reporter who heard Bel-
low's "emotional plea" against
the Ben Gurion strawman know*-
no more about Jewish history
than Bellow does himself. Nei
ther does the headline writer
who came up with his snidt
gem. "
Yet that's what the American
Friends unleashed upon the
land when they decided to go
and catch a star for themselvc
in whose reflected light they
could bask, and who caught a
mandrake root instead When
they decided to be an "unter
Joey Adams, one' of Africa's
foremost,humorists anq "good
will ambassador" to many na-
tions, will appear on behalf of
the State of Israel Bonds at a
cocktail party in the Gam
4 T>-
and Mrs. Sy Cole (right) hosted a
trans' cocktail party at their home for
" Peerce (left), following his perform-
" at the West Palm Beach Auditorium,
sponsored by the Jewish Community Day
School. With them is Mrs. Carol Roberts,
wife of the school board president, Dr.
Hvman Roberts.
Room 8t the' Gue'st H&usl at tfi?
Fountains of Palm Beach on
Friday, March 19,'at 4 p.m.
The Fountains*State of Israel
Bond Committee is cochaired by
Dr. Jerome W. Lorber and Al
vin O. Schreibman. The execu-
tive committee includes Adolf
Berpstein, Daniel Davis, Edward
Friedman, Leonard Goldfrnr,
David Kunian, Joseph Mahxi
ram, Morton Paukcr, Nathan A.
Polan, Jerrv Silverstein and
David Uchill.
The Palm Beach County State
of Israel Bonds committee chair-
man is Michael B. Small.
tthr of bys and Sirls of the
L, immunity Day School were the
E reCem/y of the Menorah Day
tZ '" Mlami Beach- The students,
tfneu q ".d parems. fed by director Dr.
y *g. were all costumed in Colo-
nial fashion. The students spent the day
at the school in a series of workshops,
which included all facets of Colonial life.
The clothing, food, arts and crafts, essays
and pictures were reminiscent of the
time of the birth of the United States.
Counselor and
Sales Representative
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First Cemetery Dedicated
Exclusively to the Needs
of the Jewish Community"
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Home 686-0646
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U.S. Refuses to Comment
On Non-Belligerency Try
WASHINGTON _-(JTA) The State Department
had no comment on the decision by the Israeli Cabinet
to authorize the United States to begin talks with
Egypt, Syria and Jordan about the possibility of a non-
belligerency agreement with Israel.
Department spokesman John Trattner said the
U.S. has not received the "full text" of the Israeli de-
cision, and "we look forward to seeing more of the Is-
raeli Cabinet position."
THE ISRAEL decision was reportedly made on
the request of the Ford Administration to Premier Yit-
zhak Rabin during his visit to Washington last month.
Trattner said that since Rabin's visit, the U.S. has
been in consultation with all the governments involv- .
ed in the Israeli-Arab conflict on procedures for the
next step toward a Middle East peace.
Since the consultations are now in diplomatic
channels, Trattner said, he was not at liberty to dis-
cuss them.
begun its official operations of the early warning sys-
tems in the Gidi and Mitla Passes in the Sinai.
He pointed out that the U.S. participation was at
the request of the parties to the Israeli-Egyptian agree-
ment signed last September.
Joey Adams To Entertain At
Fountains Israel Bonds Party J


1 L

The. Jewish Flnrui
DmIm a~~~u r>~
To Honor the Dead, and Remind the Living

was a grey, gloomy and
somehow very fitting day. I
and a friend, armed with a
35 mm. camera and driving
the rented Opel, left Munich
for Dachau about 20 miles
away. As we left, I thought
of the story in the Interna-
tional Herald Tribune just
several days earlier about
the people in Dachau, now
a city of 33,000 (13.000 be-
fore World War II), who
were not interested in and
even hostile to the existence
of the memorial camp site,
its history and everpresent
I thought, on the contrary,
it should be exposed again
and again and made visible
wherever possible "to honor
the dead and remind the
MUNICH'S grand streets, the
well-built houses and writ-fed
and clothed people were traf-
fkkmg in their clean streets
Munich the birthplace of Ger-
man fascism where in Novem-
ber. 1923. Hitler attempted a
coup d'etat begrnning at the
Buergerbraeu and ending at the
FeldhornhaUe. and where 11 of
his "genossen (comrades) were
killed while he fled in ignominy.
Now. however, that was an-
other history as we drove up
Ifland Strasse to Ise Ring, fol-
lowed the Mittlerer Ring and
finally found ourselves on Da-
chauer Strasse heading towards
that medieval town.
But the roads were heavy
with modem traffic, and on
either side was aH the evidence
of a city weft-heeled. Farther
out. the landscape thinned, and
after 25 kilometers, we saw the
KZ (Konzentrationslaagercon-
centration camp), sign right too
late and passed it.
WE MADE an illegal U-turn
and stopped to ask a gas at-
tendant where the KZ was. He
mutteaed an unfriendly direc-
tion in his thick Bavarian ac-
cent, and we took off to the
sign "Gedenketaette" (memorial
site). A bare road led us to a
parking area just outside the
barbed wire of the camp.
My friend and I nulled op
almost simultaneously with an-
other car driven by a German,
and when we got out together.
I asked him if he were visiting
the city, and he said he was
from Munich. He was about 45,
and I asked what he thought for
Dachau and its tones. Ho call-
ed it a "dirty history."
I said as we stood therein the
biting winter oeld- where likely,
hundreds of "Kazetthngs" (in-
mates) must have marched into
the carriD and their ultimate
death, that this would never
happen again.
THE MAN said, shrugging.
"Who knows? The Nazis still
come again because there is so
much 'commtmisrmis' in the
country." He ched the Bader
Meinhof gang, and I said they
were anarchists not commun-
ists, and the man said, no, they
are communists and that the
high schools were full of Reds.
His words had the smell of
Hitler again, and they depress-
ed me. My friend and I walked
past the barbed wire, and I
could almost visualize the
gaunt, sickened faces and claw-
like fingers nresaed to and grip-
ping the interstices.
Ahead wue some batidines;
one was a museum, and inside
a sleenv guard in a green uni-
form sat at the door. We didn't
star long; the effect of purring
such things together was not
real,. ted; we' moved into the
long and wide field where,
flanked by watch-towers once
machine gun manned, there
were two sections of oblong-
numbered areas where the bar-
racks housing the inmates used
to be.____
ON THE right, as we moved
in, was a moat, now a dry ditch
with patches of snow, which
separated the field from the
fence shielded by trees. They
were bare of foliage in the win-
ter and hardly shielded the
camp of whose activities peo-
ple used to say, we didn't know
what was happening.
A plaque, somehow agod and
ageless, said, "Plus Jamais. Nie
Wieder. Never Again,'* and the
same, I guessed, in Russian
which I couldn't read.
Two young men passed our
way and turned out to be Aus-
tralians on their way to Inns-
bruck for the Olympics. I stop-
ped briefly to talk to them.
Dachau was before their time,
and they were at a loss for
words and one could only mut-
ter, "What a horrible mess."
ONCE AGAIN, I surveyed the
field and invoked from my own
memory and experience in the
rime, the rows of barracks, the
guttural German commands, the
frenetic activity for those still
then among the living.
At the opposite end of the
field, were three monuments
Protestant, Catholic and Jewish
symbolic of the religion of all
the people who were annihilated
there. Some nuns, who stopped
to pray over one barracks site.
moved in the Catholic memorial
which had a church in the rear.
It was called Heilige Blut
(holy blood). I and my friend,
a now Jew. stopped before the
Jewish memorial, built in 1965,
for a quick moment, not as
much in prayer as in recall. We
moved on past another moat
and met rwoj*mg men corning
our way, dressed in winter
sport clothing
1 stopped them, too. and ask-
ed where they were from. Nor-
way, one said, and I asked what
they thought of the camp. "Gro-
tesoue." one said. We talked
very briefly and went our sep-
arate ways, they away from the
crematoria and we towards
BUT THE word "grotesque"
rang in my ears.-My friend and
I emitii the "Grave of the Ten
Thousand Unknown." to an area
once used as a shooting' range
and where executions wois per-
formed In back of the rang*
was the -Mood ditch. Turnmg
around again and surveying the
area. it was all so difficult to
behove.1 The surroundings were
now so Mand. oven Christmasy,
with the snow.
The term, "-moving." which
women" used "gbotif "the'ineino-
rial as she left, hardly began to
reach the enormity of the bes-
tiality. It escaped oaoaprahon-
sion as though momentarily it
would be -necessary for the
jack-booted Nazi -janissaries to
come out of that history com-
manding respect for their real-
Nevertheless, a religious state-
ment stood in defense of the
truth: "But the souls of the
righteous are as the hand of
God and there shall no torment
touch them." Now ahead were
the crematoria and we advanced
towards them, I with some dis-
taste, and my friend with a
kind of professional eagerness
to record its details as well as
absorb it for the first time as a
phenomenon which had occur-
red before her birthdate.
The "Brausebad" (shower),
which was used as a decay to
get inmates to enter, ultimately
to he gassed- was hist a bare
room. Further in were the
ovens themselves, standing
there so benignly as though
they once had baked bread.
OVERHEAD were solid beams
with hanging cord where, I
learned for the first time, some
inmates were hong to death,
perhaps simultaneously with the
burping of .ether?.. The clatter
of wooden boots suddenly
sounded echoingly. and for a
frightening moment I thought it
was the SS coming, but it was
just the police guard having a
look around.
There were faint scratchings
on the wall, and I didn't bother
to read them because I knew
what they would say. The cam-
era clicked repeatedly, and I
tried to personalize this, in the
Germany I knew after the war
as a soldier, in the memory of
two of my late wife's sisters,
one of whom was killed in Aus-
I BECAME impatient and
wanted to leave, uncomfortable
and frightened in the square,
bare block buildings, but I bad
to wait until the pictures were
taken. The interest superseded
my needs, although I asked for
one special shot.
Outside, there were now two
German guards, one young, one
older, a Czech. We talked, and
the Czech said he had been a
POW in the Soviet Union during
the war. as though that would
get my sympathy.
The young man was from Da-
chau and said all this had hap-
pned before he was born and
knew nothing of the times. The
older cop said, "We knew no-
thing. Those who did and talk-
ed, ended up here."
HE WANTED to put a happy
note on the proceedings. "Three
of them stayed on in Dachau
and became rich." I thought I
heard a familiar theme. "Jews?"
"No," he said. "Communists.
They made business. But one
died recently from too much
drinking." We talked on farther.
The afternoon was drawing to
an end. The camp dosed at five,
and it was- a< Quarter to.
I looked for ray friend who
was nowhere to be ed down the long grey field
where the barracks once stead
and became scared all over
again as if the jack-boots would
suddenly appear, and I would
be locked in. to remain and suf-
fer the some fate, with body as
*js again and again am
this death alive. tt"
'We walked to the ^
cross the lot was 9
where some young Tj
Vatican Mideast
well as mind.
FINALLY, running and cam-
era swinging, my friend appear-
ed, and we left the camp.
I took one last look. It was
cold with unremembered his-
tory, and I said, one must do
Position Unch
Ooeetten: Whati "Parhn
Katan1 yoarae/^h.'lf)?
Answer: "Purlm Keton." the
"miniature Purim," is a day
which is celebrated as a minor
festival in the case of a leap
year in the Hebrew calendar
such as this year happens to
Tredrmmaliy, the festival *of
Purim is destined to take pmce
every year-on Che 14th- day of
the Hebrew month Adar In a
leap year, -mere happen to -be
two consecutive months called
Adar The question arises as to
which of these two months
fj**"*1 "he J designated as the
month in which Purlm is to he
celebrated on the 14th day.
Since the event of the original
Ptarim is eta i med to have taken
<** *sap year and in the
second of the two months called
Adar, it has been ordained that
Purim shall always be cete-
hreted in the second of the two
Still, because the 14th day of
Adar generally became known
as a day of good fortune for the
Jewish people, even the occur-
rence of the 14th day of the
first Adar in a map year is
marked by some spirit of re-
joicing even though none of the
mitzvoth and practices of Pu-
rim are observed on that day.
We thus eliminate penitential
prayers from the service on that
PARIS (JTA) The Vati-
can newspaper, "Osservatere
Romano," said that the Vati-
can's position on the Middle
East and the Palestinian prob-
lem "has not changed in any
The statement, in effect, dis-
avowed Vatican endorsement of
a communique released after the
recent Moslarrt-Christian con-
ference in Tripoli, Libya, at-
tended by a Vatican delegation,
which affirmed the rights of the
Palestinian people to return to
their "homeland," meaning the
territory new Israel.
VATICAN sources in Rome,
contacted by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency, said the **Os-
servatore Romano" report fully
and completely represents the
position of the Vatican.
The sources appeared highly
embarrassed bv the communi-
que which totally supported the
Arab side in the Middle East
conflict with the implication of
Vatican endorsement of that
They told the JTA thai
Vatican delegation "**
empowered to reach m*
decisions" and should not I
done so.
director of "Osserratore
mano." explained the
ground of the Tripoli i
que m a front page ua
tary. He said that CardiaO}
gio PignedoU, who hesdeij
Vatican delegation to the Til
conference, was shown thet
munique "at the very Itgi
me." implying that he
chance to change it.
Pignedoli explained the <
cumstances himself last a)
He said that the document
prepared in Arabic and thai
did not know, until it
sented to him. that it c
an unoualifted endorsemrgl
the Arab position.
He ssid he repudiated am]
leged support of it on the'
can's part.
ZOA President Announces
National Rabbinic Courwl
formation of a National Rabbinic
Council designed to serve as an
advisory group within the Zion-
ist Organization of America has
been announced by ZOA Presi-
dent- Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein.
In the formal announcement
of the new ZOA group, Dr.
Sternstein named Rabbi Sey-
mour J Cohen, of Congregation
Anshe Emet in Chicago.'as Na-
tional Chairman.
RABBI MOKRIs Landes. of
Congregation Adath Jeshrun In
Pittsburgh. Pa.. and'Rabbi Amiel
Wohl, of Temple Israel In New
Rochelie, NY., were named na-
tional coeharrman.
Dr. Sternstein indicated ad-
ditional appointments would he
*n a statement announcing
the establishment of the coun-
cil. Dr. Sternstein called on all
American Rabbis to formally af-
filiate with the ZOA and to pub-
licly identify with its objectives
"tho* unmistakably
their considerable
ptoeUgi and the moral I
their position in American^
rioty >to the Zionist ideal"
Sternstein. "the dergynwH
the American Jewish
have been In the forentwl
the Zionist movement, h<
post, they have swayed'|
numbers of 'Amersnaav
reached out to the
of the Christian ewwmmy.l
haMfsin must Uetwsi ]
topic- for Sunday seiniosk,
said, "just as it is now 11
of Friday night and
sermons. With the help
tomrmtred Body of rabbisj
as those we expect to see* f
on our National RabWnicL ,
cil, we can accomplish thai
Rabbi Cohen is Cob
Rabbi Wohl is Reform sad I
bi Landes is Orthodox.
MlowtytChitfter Wight*
cabinet decided by a majority
vote to consider dear and ene-
5o proposals for the introduc-
tion of charter flights to Israel
on a trial basis Charter flights
re presently harmed except in
^ ease of Christian nil
and Scandinavian tourists
The cabinet requested epeci-
ncproposals within two weeks
from a special committee head-
ed by Meir Heth, a Bank of Is-
rael official, which not been
studying the
already submitted a report re-
commending charter flights on
a selective basis for a trial pe-
riod. Justice Minister Haim Za-
dok found hs report too vague,
and the committee was there-
fore asked by the cabinet to
TOtMMiwJnt and come up
'more concrete
Toorfcm'Matter MeaVl
' 'Strong advocate of car
flights to bolster IsraefV
gmg tourist trade.
satisfaction with the
Transport Minister GM
cohi voted against it but
himself m a minority.
YAACOBI has support**
Al. Israel's national "*":,
winch is vehmently 01**",,
charter flights that woaw
Into hs holiness.
The Heth committee
ed that El Al could, u ^
open its own charieri
The committee asm re
ed mat the test of
flights should be from c
or regions not presently **
bv El Al.
luc-styic, me or isravu iota
i tmni

March 12J76_
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 15
Washington's Mideast
Problem Goes Back
LsHlNGTON TODAY has its Middle East
problem. Way back let us remember
tose bicentennial days George Washing-
[had the same problem.
I The U.S. in G.W.s day was a little smaller.
ad only three million people then. We hare
at that many running for President to-
_ and there were only 13 states. Yet small
[rhe country was, the entire world was af-
,ed by its establishment.
WASHINGTON NOT only had to fight the
|tJh> but the Germans. The -British, it will
[recalled, hired an army of -30,800 German
tiers from the province of Heaae to fight
| them. Russia came into the picture, too.
, qu took advantage of the British pss-
_tion with America to seize the Crimea.
"united Nations have never asked Russia
overt back.
The American problem aa far aa the Mid-
Laact is concerned didn't emerge until after
| winning of irulependenoe-
TK SO-CALLED Barbery or Arab State*,
Tunis, Tripoli, Mat........ practised
- kidnapping the crews of shape going
_ the Mediterranean. Mans, they say
r awn all the land of the Middle Eaat, in-
j the land of Israel, but then they west
r d said they owned all the water of
t MfdrHrram'an too.
Up to 1776, this was no problem, as the
British paid the annual tribute, but after the
Revolutionary War, Adams, the first Ambassa-
dor to Englnd. and Jefferson, the first Ambas-
sador to France, were confronted by it.
JEFER90.VS TIME was largely spent ran-
soming captives. He finally proposed to his
fellow envoys the establishment of an inter-
national naval force to deal with piracy, but
nothing came of the proposal.
Washington as President saw the United
States humiliated by being forced to pay the
Bey of Algiers almost a million dollars a
huge sum for the release of some captives and
the U.S. also agreed to pay an annual tribute.
But >in -a short time, the Bey wanted 'more
and in the next administration. Commander
Preble headed a little fleet of vessels to teach
the Bey a lesson.
IT 18 interesting that Commander Preble'*
flagship was named The George Washington,
but the piracy was not ended until Commo-
dece-Desaturiin 1815 grabbed the Bey by the
neck so to apeak, giving him the option of hav-
ing Jus harbor city and all of his fleet destroy-
ed unless he promised to stop his guerrilla
activtrtai Jt was a good day lor America after
that, although European nations continued to
ineilatbili to the Bey for the use of the water
until about 1630.
Jewish Immigrant Romp;
Literarv Contest Otesiun
;ABRIEL" by Harry Pollock (McGraw-Hill.
$9.95), is a romp through the lives of
Immigrants in Toronto of the 1930s.
adian and American immigrants are a pop-
^r subject for literary and cinematic writers
[Tirst, Mordchai Richler's "The Apprentice-
pp of Duddy Kravitt" caught on, then it was
de into a movie., Tins year, we have seen
Radar's film "Lies My father Told Me"
d by the spuhqK pegcifacclt., Now the
[ L. Doctorowls best-selahig newel -Ragtime''
into the immigrant nrhoane nanll
"GABRIEL-' is in the Mm
Kravitz" and Salinger's
f" It is the story of the
maturation of a young .bey
" and strange rmrirniiiaI
and colorful chcractcsa.
Ttey boy works hard -at
as do his Itieh and PaUeaVi
This is a sprightly and I
lly developing themes of ifamlky unity
gn faith, and the rituals of Tnarriagr and
** m different ethnic groups.
THE BOOH, is at times artful, frequently
P and mere, often than nab
d0"bt, it will become ntsvie.
The history ef Philip J. 6imon's "Cleft
Roots" (Chicago: Priam Press, $7.50) is un-
usual. The book was written 25 years ago for
a contest whose purpose was to "foous atten-
tion upon Jewish survival in the United States."
The book was selected for publication as a
flnaTist and a few months later was denied Its
award and refused publication.
With this 1975 publication, Simon offers his
own "contest." He asks readers to write letteas
to Priam Press indicating whether or not the,
judges 25 years ago wese justified .in their de-
cision to reiect it. The best letters will receive
sash awards,
TWS WORK of .fiction nooses to be basiesl-
.y autobiographical, describing a -Jewish -bay
bora into a dual rwrisage -of Paritaniera sad
Judaism which thesougtOy confuses hhn. He
later matries a non-Jew. The book primarily
deals -with the prnbhum -which-may.
The.story is fairly interesting. However, its
impact is-marred by the author's crusade to
have his .book published.
Not only is he supporting the above-men-
tioned "contest." but also he describes his book
as a "refreshing departure from the flood of
piiigiaiiln being spewed into the reader's
market" mat a tastefsl or annealing way to
passant -the merits of one's work.
WASHINGTON has crawled with the speed of a turtle to res-
cue near-bankrupt New York with a S2.3 billion reprieve
loan, hut some lasting good may come from the financial rm*o-
Beyond frightening Gotham's politicians and other power
brokers into reforms having to -do with pensions, college tui-
tions, and swollen bureaucracies, the Manhattan Scare should
^serve to awaken the uninformed *o the modern plight of .social
service agencies heavily dependent for survival on private phi-
lanthropy and go"emraenL
A SECOND gala will be a more compassionate look at the
fiscal plight of America's big cities, increasingly burdened wtth
providing for the poor now crowding Megalopolis. And a third
possibility is a new burst of speed for tax reform.
Leaders of Jewish federations, preparing for their annual
round of conferences at the height of the New York crisis, led
off with a timely and urgent call for an understanding of dam-
age to human service programs certain to result if New York
THE HEAVIEST -burden, federation leaders painted out,
would fall -on the poorest and most defenseless people in Man-
hattan. Already the victims of a two-headed monstrosity cre-
ated by the peculiar union of infTataan and recession striking
at the same time, elderly and jobasas victims of (the crisis
would suffer even more.
And if banks were weakened while bonds sank in value,
philanthropic giving would certainly plunge sharply
SPOKESMAN FOR New Yost Catholic Charities quickly
tcbgnaphed a similar message ef despair. In a comprehensive
appeal published in the New York Times, Msgr. James J. Mur-
ray, executive director of Catholic Charities of New Tork, -de-
clared that each day was bringing cries for help from the poor,
the hungry, the -newly jobless.
He counted -off vital agencies vulnerable in the hour of
municipal financial darkness: neighborhood self-help projects,
youth services in high delinquency areas, homemaker programs,
nursing homes, hospitals.
Slowly, those who may have been too preoccupied with
their personal problems to worry about help supplied by pri-
vate and governmental suppliers of human services came to
realize what was happening to millions subsisting on welfare
and unemployment allotments, inflation-riddled pensions, food
stamps, and social security checks.
HARSH JUDGMENTS on such remedies for hard times
were softened, at least to a degree, during the New York crisis.
Meanwhile, Mayor Abraham Beanie of New York and
mayocs, -of many -other .large Anawiican cities found listeners
at last far the story of urban dilemma so long neglected. Those
same Qragneaamen and White House functionaries who had
been damning end downgrading New York-far fiscal misraan-
agcnssN '(which instaatiji was a factor in the drama) all too
easily overlooked the fact that they had helped to mandate a
huge portion of the big city financial obligation.
"Ns urban caaanuuuty can meet its own problems these
day* with its awn tax base while meeting those responsibilities
which the federal government should shoulder,'' Mayor Beame
said with full right to speak aa .he-dad.
"IN EVERY area from social services to the environment
to municipal labor relations, federal policies have imposed new
strains on local resources."
Federalization of our welfare system, reform of our gen-
eral revenue-sharing iiicgicin. and an intensive educational
effort obliging all residents -of the United States to take a fresh
look at problem erected by the unending tsek of our people
to our lacgest cities all merit advocacy and heightened atten-
tion new.
is My thfi Kind of IateoDaiiai^ You Lik to Head About
______ that.this ia <\n nf rha hannv canes of a well
DAILY------rnnw, 'Vaastsssts,'' rjaWeshes a
2f Cl*JaB "*'*** ng.....l.fcs rcarriagc
e various rabciasoai oassscc "n I Jl the.
iTkAI fk>t ***"* two nle.ieitof faaa.
wuch agpasu-etadk.dgf'. lack. Una. Uttkv recce
1. Prit. from -the igtj nan I hi.....i Yet, a..
^"'^'^rewala-tastt^he dry, reared-daiting
loneg treasure house of imaginativa, dramatic
J^ced to statistics and digested by compu-
ht on inf01matin can undoubtedly cast much
tfi Jrend* in ** evolving composition of Is-
* wctety.
^REGISTRY identifltetto eotB*^ plane
seaji j' e" y present city of residence. I
S? of hlrly *? Sutcw^a^Hs. sau*
lor, tL ^ldM *Bd irooms ware *om-abros)d.
^n*n i|ii, of, itnngntaii the
that this is one of the happy cases of a welcome
today are for the most part already native born
YET IT is not difficult to identify Nissan Suissa
or Suzanne TuagaaBtms* TdtAcv Buzaglo as being
*0tilllr-'ty ------^^-rf^haa.J*..uesioualv .called.
th* ^riona* or-ficphareh wraste *e^shHrnw-
And when we -read that Israel BcrkowititJs tak-
tngjaa ra^fctado^MMd aWtrifc til
Hib......iii U
between the com-
munities is upswing Israels Buseau of Statistics
i ihai .in lti2 only 9 percent of all marriages
Ashheaatit and Sophardi. By 1955, the
figure had percent, and in 1962 it was
15 percent.
1 4U*VENT seen more recent figures, but my
own rough calculation based on the "Hatsofeh" ta-
bles leads me to guess that the figure is already
around IS percent.
Certain basic premises can be made on the
basis of the daily lists. New immigrants tend to
marry mates from the same country. Almost all of
the Russian-born are choosing Russian-born. And
sine enough the statistics of twenty and more years
ago confirm that in those days the newly arrived


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The Jewish Flnridinn M Dsiim n~n*-u <-*
The Jewish Floridkm of Palm Beach County
Friday, March
Histadrut Foundation Sets $50 Million Goal
The tenth annual Economic
Conference of the Israel Histad-
rut Foundation (IHF) closed
with a gala banquet at the For
tainebteau Hotel at which a new
oal of $50 million was set
Dr. Sol Stein, IHF national
president, repotted that the
cumulative total of commit-
ments since the foundation was
established 16 years ago reach-
ed the $40-million mark at the
end of 1975. Another $2.5 mil-
lion had been committed so far
this year toward the additional
target of $10 million in re-
quests and annuities to help
provide low-cost mortgages for
young Israeli couples, he said.
Simcha Dinitz, Israel's Am-
bassador to the United States,
received the foundation's Forty
Million Dollar Award at the
closing sessions, and told some
1,250 guests that "This outpour-
ing of understanding and sup-
port was a source of encourage-
ment, not only to Israel, but to
all Americans involved in the
struggle for human freedom."
Ambassador Dinitz continued:
"The defense of freedom does
not begin in New York or in
Miami Beach, but wherever
men fight for their liberty.
Never before has there been
greater solidarity between Is-
rael and the American people
than in these very days."
THE ISRAELI diplomat cited
the American trade unions as
staunch friends of Israel "who
. are in the front of every battle
on behalf of Israel.- He told
the American and Canadian
. guests that "nobody can prom-
i is* that the Tom Kippur War J
I will be the last one, but every I
Israeli representative can prom- f
ise that should another war
come, Israel will win it because
the fate of Jewry itself is at
He assailed the admission of
the PLO to United Nations
forums, but even more, decried
"the acceptance and spread of
PLO propaganda for a secular
Palestine" by the media and by
countries which should know
better. "The Arabs will negotiate
only with an indestructible Is-
rael, and it is the task of her
friends to kelp strengthen her
infrastructure, to make sure
that the country is strong
enough to cope with the total-
itarian regimes bent on her dis-
Sol C. Chaikin. president of
the International Ladies Gar-
ment Workers Union (ILGWU).
breaking away from sessions of
the AFL-CIO Executive Coun-
cil meeting in nearby Bal Har-
bour, made the Forty Million
Dollar Award presentation to
Ambassador Dinitz.
A VICE president of the Na-
tional Committee for Labor Is-
rael, Chaikin stated that "the
14 million members of the AFL-
CIO, most of whom are not Jew-
ish, are staunch friends of Is-
rael because she represents a
decent, humane society. Since
Histadrut the General Fed-
eration of Labour in Israel
was founded in 1929, American
labor has been among its fore-
most supporters."
Yaacov Cohen, Histadrut* s
representative in the U.S.. salut-
ed the American people who
"share the human values of His-
tadrut and support the practical
work of Histadrut which bene-
fits all of Israel. In these days.
when the UN denounces Zion-
ism as racism, oar response is
to proceed with our construc-
tive work that benefits Arabs
as well as Jews hi Israel, in the
administered areas, and even
the newest refugees, the Chris-
tians fleeing from Lebanon."
William H Sylk of Philadel-
phia, IHF national campaign
chairman, who presided at the
dinner honoring Ambassador
Dinitz, announced that contri-
butors of at least $2,500 to the
Histadrut Mortgage Fund would
be eligible for participation in
the second annual Histadrut
Solidarity Conference in Israel
in November.
Dr. Leon Kronish, rabbi of
Temple Beth Sholom in Miami
Beach and IHF national board
chairman, conducted the appeal
for mortgage units that would
aid veterans of the Israel De-
fense Forces to acquire homes
at low cost.
Ze'ev Sher. Israel's Economic
Minister to North" America,
speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 17,
at the economic seminar break-
fast, said that 1976 is "Israel's
self-help year." He emphasized
that there is "no crisis in Is-
rael, but its problems are se-
vere and require more than reg-
ular corrective measures." He
said that Israel would try to
achieve self-sufficiency by the
mid 1980s, when she would no
longer require America's eco-
nomic assistance.
ISRAEL'S economic problems
stem from two sources: her
heavy military needs and the
impact of the An* boycott
which has made it difficult to
find foreign markets, Sher said.
In these circumstances, he
urged, conference delegates
should promote the sale of Is-
raeli goods in the United States
The Economic Minister re-
ported on a series of measures
being taken by Israel's govern-
ment this month to overcome
a $700-million residual deficit
in her balance of payments, in-
cluding the imposition of a IS
percent tax on foreign ox-
change purchased for use
abroad, reduced subsidies, lim-
itation of imports and rebates
to stimulate export.
Sher noted that Histadrut Is
a major factor stimulating pro-
duction and efficiency. The
drastic economies oemg insti-
tuted by the government will
result in the closing of 1,000
classrooms in the public school
system and a budget cut of 10
' in institoboito jJ
knrning. SubskfcTv1
H*ni for hospital
being cut and fees |
rill be charged,
new hospitals u
mi the program for
wdlbe reduced.
*2Z Mooday- F* Hi
1000 persons attended,
dish-speaking se^on
conferenc-. Shimon
tor of The Jewish
ward, discussed tfc,
asoects of the Middle I
criticteed the Ford
tion for siueeztnt out"!
Pifick Movnihan fn
Unit-d Nations.
South Florida Young Leaders met with Yigal Allon fq
ter), the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
of Israel, at a South Florida Israel Bond New
ship meeting on Feb. 28 at the Fontainebleau Had. I
ceiving a first-hand off-therecord report on
in Israel from General Allan were Israeli actress I
Lovi; llan Cohen, codirector, New Leadership,
Israel Bonds; Ronald KrongoUL chairman, New i
ship Division of the Greater Miami Israel Bond
zation; and Arthur Kail, South Broward board ef \
ernors, cochairman of Young Leadership.

Days of feasting andgladness
and of sending portions
one to another"
Give to the
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
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