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:
August 10, 1979
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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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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#eJewish Florid Ian
of Palm Beach County
in conjunction with The Jewish Federation of Palm Bench County
Number 15
Palm Beach, Florida Friday, August 10,1979
Price 35 Cents
tie Sheet Blames
-% for Gas Crisis
Kays Lead National UJA Mission
lg its way around
and found in sig-
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pamphlet that
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self The Spotlight. It
that there is "unprece-
ollusion between the
iministration and the
[Begin regime," and that
'one of the hidden
causes of the current gas crunch
which has crippled the flow of oil,
inflamed the temper of a hundred
million motorists and triggered
off-the-pump prices ranging be-
tween $1 and $1.40 per gallon."
NICHOLAS charges that
"light crude and processed oil
supplies consigned for the fuel-
short American market are being
diverted to Israel in ever-growing
shipments under a little-known
1975 treaty which grants the
Zionist government first call on
U.S. petroleum resources when-
ever supplies grow tight"
The reason for all of this,
according to the writer, is the
"bulldozer diplomacy of
Menachem Begin and Jimmy
Carter (which) has created an
international crisis."
The hate sheet also charges
that Sheikh Zaki Yamani, the
Continued on Page 8
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[ale Aggression,
male Gentleness
Dr. Howard Kay, vice
president of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and his wife, Detra,
Women's Division education vice
president, have been chosen by
the National UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet to lead a
National Young Leadership
Mission to Israel on Oct. 17-29.
Mission participants from all
areas of the United States will
travel the length and breadth of
Israel on an intensive 10 day tour
that will take them as far north
as the Lebanese border and as far
south as Masada.
"Young Leadership missions
are a unique happening," stated
Mrs. Kay. "We just don't visit
Israel, we experience it and the
camaraderie we develop between
us is something that fasts for a
"THE FIRST half of this
mission will take us to two
kibbutzim," explained Dr. Kay,
"Shefayim on the Mediterranean
coast north of Tel Aviv and Kfar
Giladi near the Lebanese border.
Here we will have the op-
portunity to see first-hand the
romance of kibbutz life; people in
touch with nature, with them-
selves and with each other; the
sense of sharing, and the many
successes achieved by the
collective efforts of a people with
a dream. In addition, we will have
five full days in Jerusalem to
explore, to enjoy and to celebrate.
"The response has been ex-
cellent from other communities
around the country. As mission
leaders, both Detra and I would
like to see as many people as
possible from this community
share this experience with us."
Dr. Kay is regional chairman of
the National Young Leadership
Cabinet and is a member of the
National Young Leadership
Cabinet Executive Committee.
.Detra Kay is a member of the
National Women's Young
Leadership Cabinet. The Kays
first visited Israel in 1976 on the
UJA National Young Leadership
"Koach" Mission, and Dr. Kay
served as co-leader of the first
Dr. A Mrs. Kay.
1 cameo mission, sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
For Mission information,
contact the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County or call Dr.
and Mrs. Kay at 833-6676.
kology Professor Leonard
i says "Women's Lib" has
Jyrong. Instead of treating
pke boys, boys should be
J to act like girls in learning
Jtrol agression.
|w omen's Lib" has seemed
irect girl-raising to be
Jive of the behaviors taught
^s, while seeming to neglect
the reverse, the reason is obvious.
So much negativism is associated
with the female-socialized per-
sonality that a common rationale
behind excluding women from
traditional male domains has
rested on female traits. Women
are "too soft" or "too gentle" and
too attuned to offer love and
nurturance that male interests
are sorely mismatched and
Continued on Page S
UN Soldier Arrested
For Running Guns
TEL AVIV Israel closed its
border last week to all personnel
of the United Nations Interim
Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL),
following the arrest of a high-
ranking Nigerian Army officer
who, according to police, was
smuggling a small arsenal of
From Lebanon
In West Palm Beach
foncert to Benefit 'Boat People'
j Sunday, Aug. 12, at3 p.m. Temple Beth El
fest Palm Beach, will host a community-wide
lefit concert and rally for the Indochinese
bgees (the "Boat People"). Proceeds will go to
s Committee to Rescue Indochinese Refugees.
The concert features guest artist Michael
dap at the guitar. Dadap, who is half Chinese,
is been called "a sensitive player, particularly
lective in slow music," by New York Times
Htic Alien Hughes.
Having performed several times at Carnegie
tall, Alice Tully Hall the United Nations and
leorgetown University, Dadap is on the music
culty at Rutgers University.
In addition to hearing the classical guitarist's
)ncert, the Temple Beth El audience will meet
i the Palm Beach area. Guest speakers from the
^lergy, political circles and those directly involved
i the rescue of the "Boat People" will speak.
The "Boat People" are Vietnamese refugees
rho are fleeing their homeland on anything that
floats They are suffering from overcrowding in
amps, from hunger and unsanitary conditions.
almost half of those who flee are dying at sea.
The board of director of Temple Beth El, along
rith Cantor Blaine Shapiro, overwhelmingly
._d to hold this benefit concert and rally
ause, as Cantor Shapiro explains, "We feel it
fa humanitarian purpose to present this issue to
Ihe entire Palm Beach community. The Viet-
weapons and explosives to a
Palestine Liberation
Organization agent in Jerusalem.
The officer, Lt. Col. Alfred
Com, who serves as manpower
and information officer at UNI-
FIL headquarters, was
remanded in custody for 15 days
by a Jerusalem magistrate. He
has refused any comment and
asked for legal counsel by the
UNIFIL legal officer.
said that the matter is entirely in
the hands of Israeli authorities.
He observed that among the
12.000 soldiers attached to UNI-
Continued on Page 3
Lt. CoL Alfred Oom
\ Michael Dadap
namese situation can almost be compared to that
of Jews during the Holocaust- Tens of thousands
of Indochinese refugees are hungry and
homeless." Cantor Shapiro continues, "Jewish
responsibility is a humanitarian one. Whenever a
human being is in trouble we must come to help."
For more information, call Temple Beth El.
Israel Shows Latest
Combat Technology
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel celebrated Air Force
Day with a demonstration of the latest combat technology
and the presentation of wings to a new crop of pilots at
ceremonies attended by Defense Minister Ezer Weizman
and Air Force Commander Gen. David Ivri at a base in
the south of the country.
SOME OF that equipment was put through its paces.
The Cobra helicopter demonstrated its maneuverability as
an anti-tank weapon. The American-built Hawkeye early
warning and spotter plane which has already seen action
in the skies over Lebanon, detected "enemy" aircraft at a
Continued on Page 2

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TheJkwuh Pbridjan ofPmlm Beach County
Friday, August 10,1979
With the
The Golda Meir Club of
Pioneer Women will hold a
Membership Tea on Wednesday,
Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at the home of
Sophie Menschenfreund,
Hastings G 113. Mrs. Jack Rind
is membership chairman.
The Palm Beach Chapter of
Hadassah will send the following
delegates to the National
Hadassah Convention to be held
in Chicago on Aug. 19: Florence
Sharpe, president of the Palm
Beach Chapter; Frances
Freiman, president of Tamar
Group; and Ann Gilston,
president of Z'hava Group.
On October 18, Ruth Baroidan
will host a poolside luncheon and
card party for Tamar Hadassah
at her home.
The group plans a bus trip to
the Orlando area from Oct. 19
through Oct. 21. Circus World,
Disney world, and Sea World will
be included. For further in-
formation, call Martha Pincu.
The following members of
Shalom Hadassah will attend the
65th National Hadassah Con-
vention in Chicago on Aug. 19-
23: Myra Ohrenstine, Jeanette
Greenberg, Rosalyn Wein-
shenker, Louis Greenberg
Shalom still has some ac-
commodations for the chapter
Thanksgiving weekend at the
Algiers Hotel (kosher), Miami
Beach, Nov. 22-25. Bus trans-
portation is available. Proceeds
will go to cancer research at
Hadassah Hospital. For reser-
vations, call Shalom chairpersons
Bertha Rubin, Lillian Schack or
Mae Podwol.
During the coming months,
Deborah Hospital Foundation is
sponsoring several four day
weekends and buffet luncheon
theater paties at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre"Sound of Music"
and "Show Boat" will be shown.
For detailed information, call
Pearl Kolbertor Kate Green.
The North Palm Beach
Chapter of Women's American
ORT will have its free paid up
membership luncheon at the
Tanglewood Clubhouse, 10800
North Military Trail, Palm Beach
Gardens, on Wednesday, Sept. 12
at noon. For reservations, call
Rosalie Fox (Mrs. Allan R.), 557
Green way Dr. No. Palm Beach;
Mrs. Carol Goldstine (Mrs.
Stanley) 2202 Carib Circle, Palm
Beach Gardens, or Marlene
Rudner (Mrs. Lawrence A.) 419
Marlin Road, No. Palm Beach.
American Mizraohi Women -
Rishona Chapter of the Palm
Beaches will hold its first
meeting of the season, Sept. 4 at
12:30 p.m. in the Century Village
Club House, Room No. 2.
Rishona Chapter of the Palm
Beaches will have its installation
luncheon, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
in the Odd Fellows' Building, 410
Datura St. and Dixie Highway.
For reservations, call Ada
Hellman, 689-4546. Rishona
Chapter will publish New Year's
greetings in the September issue
of their newsletter. Send listings
to Estelle Goldman, 124 Bedford
Palm Beach Region Women's
American ORT is holding its
general meeting on Aug. 15, at
9:30 a.m. at its new region office
located at 3923 Lake Worth
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Florida JWV Auxiliaries Receive Awards
Mae Schreiber, president of the
Department of Florida Ladie9
Auxiliary, Jewish War Veterans
of the U.S.A., recently returned
from attending the 52nd con-
vention of the National Ladies
' Auxiliary at San Diego, Calif.
At the convention she accepted
trophies for the Department in
legislation, membership,
organizing, public relations,
servicemen's service and
citations for Aid to Israel and
Community Relations Programs.
Florida's candidate for
national office, past department
president Evelyn LeVine of
Miami Beach was elected
national conductress and ap-
pointed national hos iiul
Other Floridians elected to
national committees were: past
national president Billie Kern
and past department president
Irene Cooperman for National
Shrine; past national president
Rose Schorr and immediate past
department president Elayne B.
Uhr on the advisory board; past
national president Bertha K.
Greenberg on budget; past
national president Billie Kern to
finance. Past national president
Rose Schorr is national insurance
Continued support of the
National Jewish War Veterans'
Shrine in Washington, D.C. and
S. County News
All Points Chapter Women's
American ORT invites members
and friends to spend Rosh
Hashanah holidays with the
group at St. Pete's Beach, Sept.
21-23. Included is Yom Kippur
Break the Fast Dinner, Oct. 1,
at Patio Delray. Contact Mollie
Lieberman 169-D Saxony, Delray
Beach 33446, for details and
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Newly elected national
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Pa., is a new resident in the West *
Palm Beach area.
Latest Combat Technology
Continued from Page 1
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terceptor planes.
Formations of French-made Fouga Magestere
training planes, American F-15 fighters and the Israel-
made kfir interceptors flew in formations forming a giant
Star of David.
ISRAEL'S NAVY also had something to celebrate.
Its newest missile boat was launched at the Israel'
Shipyards on Haifa Bay.
The craft, which will carry a crew of 45 officers and
men and the latest improved Gabriel surface-to-surface< t
missiles, has a cruising range of 3000 nautical miles.
Temple Beth David Registration Set
Temple Beth David of Nor-
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Gardens Elementary School,
Holly Drive, Palm Beach Gar-
The two-day a week, five hour
program is professionally staffed
and directed. Grades K-7,,
Bar/Bat Mitzvah and con-
firmation class participate in
enrichment programs, special
events and music. The
curriculum of Hebrew and
heritage studies includes the
study of Hebrew language. Call
the temple office for more details
and to register.
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Friday, August 10,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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CRC Update

'The Fate of Jewish Culture in the Soviet Union'
By JOHN I. MOSS. Chit-man
Jewry Task Force
The National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council has provided the
following: "The fate of Jewish
culture in the Soviet Union."
Twenty-seven years ago on
Aug. 12, 1962 24 leading
Yiddish writers, actors and in-
tellectuals were executed by the
Soviet Government. This was the
ultimate expression of Stalin's
quest to eradicate Jewish culture,
Judaism and Jewish con-
sciousness, and Soviet policy has
basically never changed.
Shortly after the Declaration of
Rights of the Peoples of Russia,
signed by Lenin in November
1917, there were 11 daily Yiddish
newspapers; about 60 weekly and
monthly journals; numerous
Jewish theaters and flourishing
publishing houses, printing
dozens of Yiddish titles annually,
in editions reaching millions.
Hardly a city of reasonably sized
Jewish population was without a
Jewish educational establish-
ment. Jewish cultural and
literary activities were widely
carried out although strictly
within prescribed party rules.
Stalin began a drive to
systematically dismantle Jewish
cultural institutions. By 1948 the
Teachers Institute of Kiev, the
last existing Jewish institution of
|,, higher learning in the USSR, was
closed. Afterwards a decree was
issued that all theaters in the
USSR must become self-
supporting: that is, "to operate
on an independent budget." Only
the theaters of minority groups
were eligible for support but the
authorities ruled that the Jewish
(Yiddish) State Theater in
Moscow was not considered a
minority group theater, therefore
the government subsidies were
withheld. Thus the Jewish
Theater came to an end.
As an ominous start to an even
more brutal campaign to crush
Jewish life and culture, many
writers and poets disappeared.
Editorial workers of the
newspaper Einigkeit (Unity) and
of the publishing house "Ernes"
(Truth) were arrested. The great
Yiddish actor and acknowledged
leader of the Jewish community,
Solomon Mikhoels, under pretext
was hired by the police to Minsk
and found decapitated by what
was reported as an "auto ac-
In the winter of 1948-49 it is
estimated that over 431 Jewish
artists, writers, and musicians
were arrested, most of whom died
in labor camps. However, the fate
of the most prestigious Jewish
intellectuals was reserved for the
summer of 1962. The "Jewish
trial" began on July 11,1962, and
lasted until the 18th.
Among the 26 accused were the
leading Jewish poets and writers
in the USSR and several
renowned academics and
physicians. The accused were
charged with being "Rebels"
(Buntovshchiki), who wished by
armed rebellion to separate
Crimea from the Soviet Union
and to establish their own
Jewish bourgeois national
Zionist republic"; were agents of
"American imperialism" and
* The "Court," on July 18, 1962.
Pronounced its verdict the
death penalty. Only one was
hl sentenced to a long prison term.
On Aug. 12. 1962. the
executions were carried out in the
cellars of the Liubianka Prison in
The essential elements in-
troduced by Stalin's policies have
virtually been retained intact by
his successors. During
Khruschev's regime, physical
liquidation of Jewish intellectuals
and leaders was halted, but
Jewish institutions were never re-
Despite that, the USSR has
proportionately one of the largest
Yiddish speaking populations of
Jews today approximately
300,000 by the last Soviet census
consider Yiddish their
"mother tongue." Perhaps over
one million Soviet Jews possess
at least some understanding or
speaking ability of Yiddish, yet
there is only one weekly
newspaper published, ironically
in Birobijhan, the so-called
Jewish Autonomous Region in
Soviet Asia, which has only
14,000 Jews living there. The one
token Yiddish monthly
magazine, Sovietiah Heimlond,
has a circulation of some 25,000,
but it is suspected that more than
half goes for oversees con-
sumption. The appearance of a
handful of books a year, that are
mostly reprints of classics
written before the turn of the
century, cannot be mistaken for a
creative publication program.
When in 1971, Yosef Kerler, a
Yiddish poet, petitioned his
friends for help to emigrate to
Israel, he lamented: "I am a
Yiddish poet, and as such I am
utterly superfluous in the Soviet
Not one Jewish school or a
class has been permitted by the
government in the USSR for over
30 years. Even the martyrdom of
Soviet Jews in World War II is
down graded. Despite the fact
the- Jews from Soviet territories
ere the second largest group of
the annihilated six million Jews,
references to the uniqueness of
Jewish suffering in the Holocaust
have been almost eliminated from
textbooks, official histories, and
even omitted from monuments at
Jewish massacre sites.
The formal study of Hebrew,
the language of the Jewish people
since time immemorial, is not
permitted although other ethnic
and nationality groups in the
USSR enjoy a wide network of
cultural and educational in-
stitutions conducted in their own
national languages.
When queried about the
contradication, Mikhail Suslov,
chief Communist Party
theoretician, responded, "We
have no intention to call back to
life a dead culture."
A so-called "Yeshiva" in
Moscow consisting of a handful
of over-age students has yet to
graduate one rabbi although it
has "existed" for over 15 years.
There is a growing desire for
learning Hebrew, Jewish culture
and heritage as a result of pride
in Israel and its ac-
complishments; the furors of the
Leningrad trials and the enlarged
immigration to Israel. The
Refuseniks, the emigration
activists, have made repeated
attempts to legitimize the study
of Hebrew however, they have
failed. Any Jewish learning and
culture is unofficial and exists
only in tiny informal groups,
often using primitive homemade
texts. These groups are under
continual surveillance and
harassment by the KGB (Soviet
Secret Police).
A symposium on Jewish
culture attempted by Refuseniks
gathered in a cramped Moscow
apartment in December of 1976
was quickly curtailed by the
KGB. The traditional desire for
learning about the Jewish past
continues to grow amongst
young Soviet Jews even as they
realize that increased quotas and
discrimination in education and
I employment make their future
CJF Endorses Carter's Energy Program
By MORTON L. MANDEL. President
Council of Jewish Federations
The Council of Jewish Federations strongly
endorses President Carter's six-point energy
program. Reducing America's dependence on
foreign oil and developing alternate energy
sources is indispensable to the security, integrity
and well-being of the American people.
Energy conservation must become a way of life
for all Americans. The recent Washington
Conference on Community Housing and Energy
Conservation co-sponsored by CJF and the
Department of Housing and Urban Development
offers an effective model for community-wide
conservation programs.
As concerned Americans, CJF and community
Federation leaders must be in the vanguard of the
energy conservation movement.
The CJF is the association of more than 190
Federations, Welfare Funds and Community
Councils which serve nearly 800 communities and
embrace over 95 percent of the Jewish population
of the United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, the Council serves as a
national instrument to strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federations through
leadership in developing programs to meet
changing needs in the Jewish community;
through the exchange of successful experiences to
assure the most effective community services;
through establishing guidelines for fund-raising
and operation; and through joint national
planning and action on common purposes dealing
with local, regional, national and international
Begin Cites
'New Decade of Responsibility
NEW YORK In a special
message to the American Jewish
community, Israeli Prime Minis-
ter Menachem Begin has charac-
terized the 1980 United Jewish
Appeal campaign as a key
element in beginning "a new
decade of responsibility, a decade
when ancient dreams are
The message, released here by
Irwin S. Field, UJA national
chairman, was directed to par-
ticipants in the forthcoming UJA
Prime Minister's Mission, which
will launch the 1980 Campaign.
The Begin statement calls on
American Jewry to respond to
the challenges of peace with even
greater urgency than during time
of war.
Some 300 American Jewish
leaders are expected to par-
ticipate in the Prime Minister's
Mission, which will arrive in
Israel on Aug. 27 for four in-
tensive days of high level brief-
ings. Geared to major 1980 Cam-
paign issues, the itinerary will
include visits to Negev resettle-
ment sites, Jewish Agency
absorption centers and Project
Renewal neighborhoods. Meet-
ings are scheduled with President
Yitzhak Navon, Deputy Prime
Minister Yigael Yadin, Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan, Leon
Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish
Agency, and Akiva Lewinsky,
Jewish Agency treasurer. The
mission will culminate with a
reception and dinner at the
Knesset hosted by Prime
Minister Begin.
The Begin message urges the
American Jewish community to
join the people of Israel "in wel-
coming new immigrants with
decent conditions with proper
homes in which to live, with
adequate education for their chil-
dren, with all the social services
which make settling in Eretz
Yisrael easier."
Begin also cites American
Jewry's vital commitment to
Project Renewal "We cannot
provide for the new Israelis
without also providing for the
300,000 already living in in-
tolerable conditions. Together we
shall meet this great partnership
UN Soldier Arrested
For Gun-Running
Continued from Page 1
FIL there are some "rotten
apples," but this should not
cause friction between UNIFIL
soldiers and Israelis.
Gom was the second UNIFIL
officer arrested this year for
alleged arms smuggling to
terrorists. Last February, a
Senegalese captain was arrested
for delivering an arms cache
concealed in the spare tire of his
car to a PLO agent near Acre.
Senegalese personnel have
been barred from Israel since
Gom was detected as a result
of a highway accident at Bab el
Wad midway between the coastal
plain and Jerusalem. His car hit a
private car driven by a woman
who was injured and
Police immediately inspected
Gom's car to ascertain if it was in
good running order, a routine
required in any highway accident
that causes injuries.
ACCORDING TO police, two
valises in the trunk compartment
were crammed with weapons and
explosives wrapped in red cloth.
Police said the cache consisted
of 30 demolition bricks of a
combined weight of 15
kilograms; 70 gelegnite
"fingers," weighing seven
kilograms; 60 denotators; two
Italian-made Baretta sub-
machineguns; 10 American-made
hand grenades; one Kalashnikoff
assault rifle and many magazines
of ammunition.
Police said Gom at first denied
any knowledge of the arsenal but
later confessed that he had
received the two valises from a
PLO agent in Lebanon for
delivery to a PLO contact-man in
The police imposed s news
blackout on the investigation but
it is assumed that several more
arrests will be made.
AN ARMY spokesman said
the fact that a UNIFIL officer
served as a delivery man for the
PLO was a very serious violation
of the confidence Israel has
placed in UNIFIL officers.
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Friday, August 10,1979
The Gas Crunch 'Explained'
A piece of hate literature distributed from
Louisiana and making its way through Florida is
particularly odiousand dangerous.
There is nothing more than double-digit in-
flation that infuriates Americans these daysexcept
one thing: the availability of gasoline. Notice that we
do not say the price of gasoline. The rage one feels
about that falls into the category of the fury over
No, it's the availability that is at issue. Given
that gas will go to $1.50 a gallon, or even higher, the
sad fact is that Americans will still be using their
cars so long as the tank can be filled.
How does all this bear on the hate literature now
showing up in Florida? Simply that it blames the gas
crunch on Jews. Of course, Israel gets into the act,
too. But primary emphasis is placed on Jews,
Am erica n Jews.
According to the pamphlet, it is American
Jewish "control" of the Congress and "Jewish"
control of the media that are to blame for the whole
thing. The reasoning behind the hatemonger who
wrote the pamphlet is too tortured and hardly
deserves being repeated here. We have seen this kind
of alleged reasoning before.
But now that it is related to the gas crunch, this
sort of anti-Semitism, as we say, is not only odious.
It is truly dangerous. With tempers running high
about gas, anti-Semitism can begin running just as
high. And just as hot.
Support for Wallenberg
The newly-formed Free Raoul Wallenberg
Committee, composed of four distinguished
legislators headed by Sen. Frank Church, deserves
the support of all American Jews. The Jewish people
owe Wallenberg a debt for his efforts in saving more
than 10,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II.
As Americans, our debt is compounded since
Wallenberg went to Bucharest in 1944 at the request
of President Roosevelt who asked Sweden, a neutral
in the war, to send someone to Hungary to help the
Hungarian Jews facing extermination by the Nazis.
Wallenberg, who will be 66 if he is still alive, is
believed to be in a Soviet prison. He was arrested
when the Soviet army captured Bucharest in 1945.
The Soviets at first refused to admit that he was
their prisoner but since 1947 the Kremlin has
maintained he died of a heart attack.
His family believes he is alive and has kept up
efforts to have him freed. They have received reports
from released Soviet prisoners that Wallenberg is in
the USSR. The latest was in December when a
Moscow Jew, Jan Kaplan, was rearrested after he
telephoned his sister in Tel Aviv and said he met in
the Butyrka Prison in 1975, a Swedish prisoner who
has been held since 1945.
Mrs. Nina Lagergren, Wallenberg's half-sister
has been conducting an international campaign in
behalf of her brother since early this year. She has
been to Israel, where Prime Minister Menachem
Begin has given his support, and to Britain where an
all-parties parliamentary group was formed.
As the U.S. committee noted, the Soviets won't
admit that they are holding Wallenberg because they
do "not want to be forced to explain why they im-
prisoned someone whose only crime was saving
lives." We in the West must not add to this crime by
allowing the memory of this brave man to fade.
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Volume j Number 16
A Part Doesn't Make the Whole
IN GENEVA the other week, I
Britain's Chief Rabbi Immanuel
Jakobovits made a brilliant
point His assumption was that
we are becoming victims of a
'' H olocaust mentality.''
In essence, said Rabbi Jako-
bovits, we have begun to brood
upon our survival as individual
Jews rather than upon the sur-
vival of Judaism.
The logical inference here is
that we have become obsessed
with the demise of six million
Jews, but we appear to be leas
distraught by the decimation and
virtual disappearance of the great
and implacable German Jewish
community, or of the other
vibrant Jewish communities of
Eastern Europe that fell victim
to the Hitlerian horde
AND SO, according to Rabbi
Jakobovits, uui adaptor is mis-
Elaced. The Holocaust should not
e the focal point of an eternal
Jewish shiva; rather, it must
confirm our allegiance to the
testament of a Jewish continuum
that no Holocaust can destroy.
The shiva must terminate in a
purgation of thoughts of death
and renew our commitment to
A Holocaust may interrupt the
Jewish continuum, but it can
never put a halt to it- This must
be our visceral intellectual and
emotional condition, and to brood
upon the individual losses,
though they be reckoned in the
millions, rather than pledge our
selves to the eternality of the
principle which the individuals
constitute, is not only wasteful.
It is also self-destructive.
In Geneva, Rabbi Jakobovits
also had some startling things to
say about Israel and Zionism. To
mix the metaphor of two great
civilizations, Israel rose like the
ancient phoenix out of the ashes
of the Holocaust
IN THIS sense, we regard
Israel as a State dedicated to the
survival of Jews as individuals in
the hopeful belief that a
Holocaust of the type (if not
necessarily the dimension)
unleashed by the Nazis on
European Jewry is impossible in
Israel today by definition
And so, modem political Zion-
ism, as the root from which
Israel has sprung, is in these
terms limited in its vision. For
once again, it is not individual
Jews who are the issue, but
Reasons Rabbi Jakobovits:
Israel must transcend this
brooding existential egotism.
Israel must become the core of
the noblest Jewish virtues in the
prophetic tradition. Only in this
way can Israel rise above the
view of itself as a perennial
refugee camp and achieve the
status of keeper of the key to the
Eternal Jew.
THERE IS no doubt that this
makes eminently good sense
except that in Rabbi Jakobovits'
view of Israel as the instrument
of Jewish prophetic virtue he
For it was the Prophet Nathan
who first warned the Jews
against nationhood, pointing out
Continued on Page 9-
Our Obligation to Affirmative Action
Way back in 1971. Marco
DeFunis, a member of a
Sephardic Jewish family and a
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the
University of Washington, was
turned down when he applied for
admission to that Seattle in-
stitution's law school. He was
admitted to four other law
schools, but his alma mater was
his top choice; and his fight to
get in eventually reached the
Supreme Court.
Many folks sensed anti-Jewish
leanings in the DeFunis case;
others said, oh, no, he
University of Washington was
just trying to make it easier for
blacks to become lawyers. In any
event, Justice William 0.
Douglas pushed the legal button
that gave a victory of sorts to
young DeFunis.
THIS ALL LEFT a cloud of
ambiguity hanging over the issue
of justice in college admissions.
And matters drifted along until a
; year ago when the Supreme
Court handed down a sharply
divided ruling in the famous
Allan Bakke case. That time
around, the Court upheld con-
sideration of race in school entry
programs while at the same time
ordering Bakke, who is white,
admitted to the University of
California Medical School at
Davis where he is currently
trudging along towards his
Just as the DeFunis case left
shadows of uncertainty, so did
Bakke. The Jewish community
by and large hailed the Bakke
decision as a blow at college
quotas while continuing to
subscribe to the important
principle of affirmative action.
The Black community was
understandably upset by the
Bakke decision. Dr. Alvin
Poussaint, Harvard professor of
psychiatry and a prominent
member of the Black community,
complained: "Legally, I think it
(the Bakke ruling) is going to
open a Pandora's box; it invites a
testing of affirmative action
programs all over the place."
BUT NOW with the decisive 5-
to-2 ruling by the Supreme Court
in the case of Brian Webber vs.
the Kaiser Aluminum and
Chemical Company, we have
moved away from the important
but somewhat circumscribed area
of discrimination in education to
the much broader issue of
discrimination in employment.
The DeFunis and Bakke cases
impinged upon the destinies of
several hundred thousand; the
Webber case packs a message to
millions of workers and many,
many employers.
At issue in the Webber case
was Webber's complaint that the
Kaiser Company, in selecting
candidates to train employes for
upgrading, ignored Webber's
seniority by using a racial quota.
That the case originated in
Louisiana, where equality was
long consigned to the dungeon,
complicated the issue.
Moreover, it appeared rather
certain that the Kaiser Louisiana
plant, taking on the hue of the
immediate environment, had
indulged in bias against Blacks.
factors, steeped in doubt, the
American Jewish Congress and
the American Jewish Committee
decided to sit out the Webber
case. (Both agencies had filed
briefs in the Bakke case.) The
Anti-Defamation League, which
had also been active in the Bakke
case, filed in support of Webber;
and, judging by early reports of
reactions to the 5-to-2 ruling, the
ADL is unhappy about the
Not so the Black community,
certain sectors of organized labor,
and a number of governmental
units. The dismay of the ADL
folks is understandable: they fear
a rebirth of a drive for quotas.
Actually, many who have
fought for equality of op-
portunity for years are not too
upset, indeed rather encouraged
by the Court's Webber ruling.
They feel confident that neither
Chief Justice Burger's nor
Justice Rehnquist's negative
branding of their judicial
brothers as "escape artists such
as Houdini" will endure the test
of time.
RATHER THEY take heart
from the fact that Justice Black-
manno fiery liberalwas with
the majority. Even more to
delight is the decision of the
majority to sound a clear call for
"employers and unions to self-
examine and to self-evaluate their
employment practices and to
endeavor to eliminate, so far as
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Friday, August 10,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 5
Bringing Together
*' Male Aggression,
Female Gentleness
UJA NamesSylvia Hassenfeld
Continued from Page 1
of girls with a deemphasis upon
female standards and a new
stress upon male behaviors would
discourage the overt and subtle
tactics employed to keep women
out. This emphasis would also aid
a girl's confidence and belief that
she is qualified and capable of
successfully pursuing most
anything she chose.
Socializing boys in more
humane fashion has not com-
pletely been forgotten by the
Women's Movement. Stress has
been placed upon the need to
^encourage boys to develop more
caring ways.
This gentler mode of conduct is
'certainly more socially positive
I because the male gender has
typically relied upon aggressive
behavior to solve differences and
problems. Fists and brute
strength are male-socialized
forms of communication? While
males are busy pushing and
striking at antagonists, females
are busy expressing concern and
sensitivity for others.
"real" men do. This dictum has
produced a behavioral schism
horribly detrimental for the
individual and society. Half the
population is ready to prance and
kill; the other half is taught to be
the "guardian angels" necessary
_^for holding society together from
the stress of the other's rabid

One half can defend their
physical person (though
resorting too often and quickly in
this manner). The other half,
never taught how to protect their
bodies, are easy prey for at-
While men have difficulty
verbalizing love and un-
derstanding, women glide easily
into close attachments with
"WOMEN'S LIB" doesn't
have it all wrong because
socialized male aggression is
recognized, is regarded as
dangerous, frightening and
limiting the chance for men to
form meaningful relationships.
However, the greater stress
upon rethinking the socialization
process for girls has occurred as a
blacklash to the numerous
hurdles facing females.
|..A, Reversing the process of
f ^^Socialization (for both sexes) is
not the entire answer. Our society
is too complex; daily life too
much of a struggle to create a
new tough half (female) and a
sofi one (in this case male).
Our society desperately needs
to raise people, regardless of
gender, towards an ideal of
androgny (a concept which does
appear in feminist literature).
into possessing what is regarded
as female behavior (distinctive to
Western society) along with that
considered male. Androgynous
means having "female" and
"male" characteristics in one.
What is more logical than
knowing and using assertion in
appropriate circumstances and
having socialized sensitivity?
Both behavioral traits are
necessary for creative and
successful living. A person needs
to be not only strong but gentle
W, Ttl the right movents.
>w Tafe situations demand verbal
asstrtiveness (speaking up for
one's rights and needs) and
Ik physical aggression (when
defense of oneself is mandatory).
Other conditions need loving
and caring attention. This side of
the androgynous individual
develops the human factor, the
ability to form and nutrure
HOPEFULLY the female
socialized behaviors will no
longer be demeaned, but recog-
nized as emotionally sound and
positive for everyone. Hopefully
assertion and (protective)
aggression will be accepted
behavior for women (currently
such behavior labels women
"crazy" or "emotional" because
women are not supposed to deal
with their world in an identical
way viewed as acceptable for
The stress in childbearing
should rest upon knowing and
using behavior contextually
"correct" or expected. The goal
should be to raise well-rounded
individuals who can tackle any
up or down that the fact of living
and growing has to offer.
owlsh Times
Sylvia Hassenfeld of
Providence, R.I., and Palm
Beach, immediate past president
of the United Jewish Appeal's
National Women's Division, has
been appointed a national vice
chairman of the UJA by Irwin S.
Field, national chairman.
In his announcement, Field
called Mrs. Hassenfeld a
"dynamic leader of the American
Jewish community and an ar-
ticulate spokeswoman and ac-
tivist on behalf of our fellow Jews
the world over."
Mrs. Hassenfeld has served as
chairman of the UJA National
Women's Division and is
currently a member of the board
of governors of the Jewish
Agency and a member of the
board of directors of the United
Jewish Appeal, Inc. She is also a
member of the Executive
Committees of the United Israel
Appeal, the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee
and the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee.
Women's Division, Mrs.
Hassenfeld broke new ground in
a number of important ways. In
1974 she led the first Women's
Division mission to Auschwitz,
and in 1977 was the division's
first representative to visit South
America. She was also the first
woman representative of the
UJA to sit on the board of
governors of the Jewish Agency.
Mrs. Hassenfeld was recently
appointed to serve on the ad-
visory board of the Center for
Strategic and International
Studies at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her national and
international leadership roles,
Mrs. Hassenfeld is a civic,
cultural and philanthropic leader
in her home community of
Providence and in the state of
Rhode Island.
She is a past president and
honorary president of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Rhode Island and a
member of its Board of Directors.
A sculptor and patron of the arts,
she is a member of the League of
the Arts Committee of the State
of Rhode Island and of the
Women's Association Board of
the Rhode Island School of
Mrs. Hassenfeld is the widow
of Merrill L. Hassenfeld, former
national vice chairman of UJA,
and the mother of three children.
from the Russian Resettlement Committee for your generous contributions,
donations, time and services.
We are still actively involved in resettling Russian families and are in need of
furnishings, television sets, bicycles, clothing and volunteers to serve on the
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, August 10,1979
Jewish Community Center Presents
The Jewish Community Center
will be conducting a three week
no school holiday program for
first through sixth grades, Aug.
13 Aug. 31. The program will
consist of visiting such places as
the Miami Seaquarium, the
Murakami Museum, the Jungle
Queen, the water slide, various
parks and beaches, and one week
at Camp Shalom. Registration is
limited. Contact the center for
further details.
The same three weeks the
center is offering a program for
pre-school children of working
mothers. The program will
consist of arts and crafts, story-
telling, play acting, etc. The
hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Register for this program
early. Space will be limited.
Kindergarten registration is
beginning to pick up. The regular
school day for this program is
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This includes
a special enrichment segment at
no extra charge. Parents can elect
to add the supervised free play
from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Pre-School Committee is
now meeting to formulate the
school calendar curriculum and
fact sheets which registrants
soon will be receiving. There are
still some openings in the 2'/i-
year-old group. Call to see if there
are any openings in the 3 and 4-
year-old group.
Bridge is an on-going program,
and the public is invited to attend
Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
with instructor Al Merion.
In keeping with the center's
policy to serve the community,
plans are being formulated for an
afterschool care program. This
program is designed primarily for
children in grades 1 through 6 of
working parents. Wherever
possible, the children will be
integrated into existing JCC
programs. In addition, there will
be special activities and
supervised free play. Tran-
sportation from school to the
JCC will be included in the cost of
this program.
CLUB 5 & 6
Under the direction of Joel
Levine, fifth and sixth graders
will be offered a special club
every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Club members will be in-
troduced to many different ac-
tivities during the season such as
model rocketry, creative crafts,
drama, kosher cooking and
special events.
The JCC hopes to activate this
group on a regular basis with
educational, social and
recreational events. The parents
will have an opportunity to
socialize and have informative
group sessions, while the children
will be involved in their own
programs. Watch for more details
in the Fall Brochure.
"Power of the Senior Con-
sumer" series continues every
Thursday at the Comprehensive
SeniorServiceCenter at 1:30 p.m.
Hear professionals in many
1 fields, learn about your rights,
and protect your dollars.
Aug. 16, Leonard Cohen of the
Pharmaceutical Society will
speak on "Consumer Drug
Watch." Aug. 23, 'The Store
Manager and You". Aug. 30,
Katherine Machach, president,
Mental Health Association,
"Thought for Thought." Coming
in September, Rep. Tom Lewis.
Everyone is invited to attend
these programs. Call the
center for additional information.
The transportation program
has been very active this sum-
mer, and, in spite of the gas
situation, the van has been kept
running. The transportation
service is available to seniors, 60
years or older, within the
designated area. Call the center
for further information.
Know Your Car Don't let
details about your car care boggle
your mind. Note change in date
Aug. 28, Paul Oblas, who has
been teaching Know Your Car in
the community to adults and
high school students, will be at
the CSSC to instruct on how to
save on gas, what to do in
emergencies, how to com-
municate with your mechanic,
how to drive defensively and
most of all how to avoid rip-offs.
The class begins at 1:30 p.m.
Calling all men "Round
Table Talk" men only on
Mondays 1:30-3:00 p.m. Calling
all women "Timely Topics for
Thinking Women" Mondays
1:30-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Do you have a special craft?
The center is having a craft fair.
Call the center and ask for
Florence for additional in-
How Florida's banking laws
affect you was postponed until
Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. An officer of
one of the neighborhood banks
will be on hand to discuss
banking rules and regulations.
Adult Education classes will
begin on Sept. 17.
Film Day Aug. 15,1:30p.m.
"Good Morning Israel."
Everyone is invited.
Sunday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. the JCC Second Tuesday
Club Flea Market.
Labor Day Weekend Sept.
2-4, Holiday Inn, Palm Beach.
Lido Spa Holiday: Dec. 2-5.
New Year's Eve 1980: A
trip has been planned on the
Jungle Queen. Call Sam Rubin at
686-9592 or the center for further
PLO Chief Shot, Killed;
Was Considered No. 2 Man
PARIS (JTA) Zuhair
Mohsen, head of the pro-Syrian
Saiqa organization and believed
to be the number two man in the
Palestine Liberation
Organization, was shot and killed
Two gunmen shot him in the
head as he was about to enter his
apartment in Cannes in the south
of France.
Mohsen, 43, who returned to
France from the Organization of
African Unity summit in
Monrovia, Liberia, was shot at 1
a.m. as he rang the bell of his
fourth-floor apartment. His wife,
Alia, 25, found him lying in a pool
of blood. He had apparently been
felled by one shot.
THE PLO bureau in Paris
issued a communique blaming
Israel "or its agents" for the
attack. French police believe,
however, the gunmen might
belong to a rival Palestinian
organization who shot Mohsen in
reprisal for the recent attack
against the Egyptian Embassy in
Ankara, Turkey. The attack was
carried out by "The Eagles of the
Revolution," an organization
which is part of Saiqa.
The attack occurred while
Mohsen's colleague in the PLO,
Faruk Kaddoumi, was in Paris
reportedly negotiating for an
official invitation to PLO Chief
Yasir Arafat to visit France.
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Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations complained last
week that UN diplomats should not have to take time from their
important work to stand in gas lines.
We ask for gasoline to be allocated for diplomats because
they are in a terrible situation." said Ambassador Salah Omar
al-Ali. A spokesman for the ambassador added, "We are using a
lot of gas. We have to stand in line and this is affecting our
At a meeting of the UN Committee on Relations with the
Host Country, the Iraqi delegate proposed that some New York
filling stations be set aside for the exclusive use of diplomats.
The diplomatic corps has already been exempted from New
York' odd-even rationing system.
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the U. S. sale of $1.2 billion in
weapons to Saudi Arabia to equip
four more battalions of its
national guard.
The disclosure on July 12
came a week after Saudi Arabia
announced it was increasing its
daily oil production for an un-
specified period to help offset
shortages in the U. S. and other
industrialized countnes. Ever
since first reports of Saudi ac-
tivities in oil production and
pricing within OPEC
(Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries) discussions
indicated less gouging than by
such countries as Libya and Iraq,
reports of deals indicated Unking
Saudi actions and statements
with an understanding from
Washington that the U. S. would
pressure Israel on withdrawal
from the West Bank and deal
with the Palestinians.
Sen. Henry Jackson (D.
Wash), in a comment on the
Saudi petroleum increase, said he
"wondered out loud" whether
there were "conditions" con-
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The Man Behind the Silver Bracelet
day for seven years, a man in
New York wore a bracelet on his
wrist, hoping that one day he
would no longer need to wear it.
Just five words were inscribed on
it: Boris Penson, June 15, 1970.
This simple silver bracelet linked
them together.
On April 29, 1979, Boris
Penson, Prisoner of Zion in
Russia, became Boris Penson,
free man in Israel. The moment
Penson reached Israel, Irving
Bernstein, executive vice
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal, took off the bracelet that
had become an integral part of
life. Five weeks later, in Israel
..She Jubilee Assembly of the
Jewish Agency, he shared the joy
of freedom with the man behind
the seven-year vigil.
Meeting on July 2 for the first
time, the two men spontaneously
land warmly embraced in the
entrance to the Netanya apar-
tment where Penson is living
with his mother. With his wife,
Judy, smiling broadly as she
watches, Bernstein keeps
shaking his head and saying, "I
just can't believe I am finally
seeing you, Boris, and in Israel."
SPEAKING IN Russian, the
33-year-old Penson says,
"Meeting Bernstein is a very
happy experience for me. Thanks
to people like him in America and
in the free world, all the efforts
made on my behalf were worth-
while. I am no longer in prison, I
am free now."
On June 15, 1970, in
Leningrad, when he and nine
other Soviet Jews set out to
commandeer a Russian plane and
it to Israel via Sweden,
enson did not expect to spend a
y in prison. He would either be
ing free in Israel, he felt, or be
hot dead by the Soviets.
Retelling the story, Penson
emphasized that the group did
not plan to hijack the plane. "We
had purchased all 17 seats on the
plane," he says. "One of our
group, Mark Dymshitz, was a
pilot and would fly it. The airline
pilot would be taken off and
given a sleeping bag and blankets
to keep him warm. No one was
going to have his life placed in
jeopardy except for the 10 of us."
Penson was 23 when im-
prisoned with the other nine.
Their plight helped galvanize
worldwide support for Soviet
Jewish Prisoners of Zion. When
silver bracelets were made with
the names of the prisoners and
the dates of their arrest, Bern-
stein decided to wear Penson's
because he identified most closely
j^h him. Penson was young at
time of his imprisonment and
Herstein had two young sons. In
addition, Penson was a painter in
Riga before going to prison; Judy
Berstein is a sculptor.
0 THE BRACELET caught the
eyes of people all over the world,
wherever the widely-traveled
UJA executive went. Many, after
hearing Boris Penson's story,
would ask him for one. "People
all around the world," Bernstein
says, "became concerned about
Boris and the other prisoners
because of the bracelets."
Penson's bracelet was special
to Bernstein and his family. He
wore it every day for seven years.
"It was like a constant prayer,"
he recalls. "Wearing Boris'
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chairman Irving Bernstein are shown above. Bracelet bearing
the name of Boris Penson, one of 10 Soviet Jews imprisoned for
1970 attempt at flight to freedom, was exchanged after Pen-
son's recent release for bracelet inscribed with name of Josif
Mendelvich, last of the 10 remaining in Soviet prison.
bracelet as well as owning two of
his paintings (bought from Boris'
mother) made me feel very close
to him."
When the day of release came,
Bernstein joyfully arranged to
have the bracelet brought to the
artist. While in prison, Penson
had received letters from Bern-
stein and other people all over the
world who were wearing his
bracelet. The letters played an
important role in hiw survival.
"Knowing that so many people
cared about me helped very
much," he says. "I felt the
support of world Jewry, and
especially the support of the
State of Israel."
APRIL 22, 1979. Everything
that happened on the day of his
release remains vivid in Penson's
mind. "I was called into the
prison office and saw all the big
bosses standing there. I knew
something must be up because it
was a Sunday. They told me I
was being sent to another prison
in Riga. They never told me why
or what for. They never do.
Everything of mine was taken
from me, including my diaries.
"At Riga, they thrust a piece
of paper at me with Brezhnev's
signature on it. I was to be
released and had 10 days to leave
the country. At first I could not
fully comprehend those words."
Penson feels that a decisive
factor in his release was the
pressure the American govern-
ment put on the Russians
during various negotiations.
"And behind that pressure, were
the voices of Jews in America and
around the world," he says.
Seven days later Penson was in
Israel, at home with his mother.
"It was like a dream come true. I
was going to live in Israel. I kent
waking up and asking myself.
Am I really free?"
moved by Penson's release:
"Boris had become a part of our
family. When I heard the news, I
cried tears of joy. His dream had
come true. His release had special
meaning to me often wearing his
bracelet for all those years. It was
all worthwhile."
At age 33, Boris Penson is
beginning to paint again. For-
bidden to practice this art for
nine years, he is working on
illustrations for a book on prison
life being written by Eduard
Kuzenetsov, a fellow Prisoner of
One of Penson's main priorities
now is to help get other Jews out
of Russia, especially Ida Nudel
who is in a Siberian labor camp.
He recently donated one of his
paintings for a fund-raising
auction in her behalf, raising
almost $1,300.
When asked about the future
of Russia Jewry, Penson says,
"They don't have a future. They
should come to Israel if theyl
want to remain Jews. There is no'
alternative for them."
NO SOONER did Berstein
take off Penson's bracelet than he
replaced it with one bearing the
name of Josif Mendelevich, the
only one of the Leningrad group
still in prison." I will now wear
his bracelet until he too is
released," he says. "I am con-
fident he will get out. I only hope
it is soon."
Before Bernstein left the
Netanya apartment, Penson gave
him a message to take to
American Jews: "Tell them
thank you. American Jews were
one of the most active groups on
my behalf. I can't name all the
people who wrote me, but I
appreciate every letter. It is true,
I believe, that all Jews, no matter
where they are in the world, are
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executive vice chairman, Irving Bernstein, who wore silver
bracelet bearing Penson's name during seven-year freedom
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Friday, August 10.1979
Strategy Behind Alon Moreh Settlement Hate Sheet Links Jews, Gas Crunch
The establishment of an Israeli
settlement in the Judaea and
Samaria region of Alon Moreh
has captured news headlines
around the world and has
precipitated intense debate both
within and outside of Israel.
Prime Minister Begin, partly
supported by his coalition
government, believes that Israel
has the inherent right to settle in
any part of the country, including
Judaea and Samaria. For Begin,
such a settlement is not only a
pragmatic necessity, but
represents policy wholly con-
sistent with Israel's high
ON THE other hand, President
Carter, supported by the State
Department, continues to label
the latest Israeli settlement as
illegal and as constituting an
obstacle to peace. The Arab
states have used every medium
as well as political pressure (oil)
to convey their displeasure.
FURTHERMORE, the Israeli
High Court, headed by Chief t0~ Ezer Weizman and Moshe
Justice Landau, issued a Dayan, for example, the eatab-
restraining order forbiding the lishment of Alon Moreh was not
government from proceeding practical,
with its plan untU the dispute The rationaks for their op.
position included such questions
of opponents and proponents to
the new settlement is lengthy,
and the debate will undoubtedly
continue for months. There is,
however, another aspect which
has not been taken into con-
sideration and on which the
entire issue of the settlement
might rest. Clearly, from a
as why arouse the wrath of the
American administration now?
Why further alienate the in-
ternational community? Why
place unnecessary pressure on
Sadat and further isolate him?
Why make the Israelis appear
expansionistic and intransigent?
These are all cogent and
practical and political viewpoint, .'""e ",c u" L
the timing was wrong, the legitimate quest.ons.
location is intimidating, and the In contrast to these
policy by which the land was arguments, however, one might
expropriated was not very sound, ask: since when are pragmatism
and rationality the only criteria
by which the Arab world and the
international community live?
ISN'T IT pragmatic for the
PLO to recognize Israel instead
Jewish leaders from the U.S.
also expressed their dismay over
the Israeli decision, particularly
at a time when negotiations
between Israel and Egypt
regarding Palestinian autonomy of holding to their high ideal of
Continued from Page 1
Saudi Arabian oil minister,
recently declared that "You
Americans can help yourself by
giving up your huge cars and
your compulsive driving and by
reconsidering your whole
Nicholas quotes an uniden-
tified source as stating that "No
Saudi leader ever struck such a
hard line or used such harsh
words in addressing Americans."
In fact, he writes, the Saudis are
"traditionally pro-American."
IN ADDITION to Israel and
the "Jewish-controlled Con-
gress," the hate sheet says all the
venture into work, sport and
recreational areas traditionally
reserved for men, it seemed only
logical that raising a generation
inappropriate for the
demeanor of the female.
DUE TO THE severe
degree of thwarting women's
trouble stems from the fact
"That while our oil is being
shipped to Israel and while the
big oil companies are ripping us
off because of the situation, the
Jewish-controlled news media is
(sic) putting the blame on the
service station owners who have
no control over the situation .
The Jews are responsible for the
shortage and have no right to
make the rest of us suffer because
of their actions."
The hate pamphlet excerpted
from The Spotlight is published
by the Christian Defense League,
of Baton Rouge, La-
are underway.
Some Israelis also object in
principle to the establishment of
a new settlement on a parcel of
land that was "illegally" ex-
propriated from Arab
Squadron Says
U.S. Jews Influential
Because of Their
Wealth, Education
Jewish influence in Washington
is strong and growing because
U.S. Jews are "educated, af-
fluent, intense, cohesive and
articulate" and perhaps most
important "because we will
fight for Israel's security without
regard to how the struggle might
affect our own status as a
minority in America."
This view was expressed by
Howard M. Squadron, president
of the American Jewish
Congress, at a public forum here
last week on "The White House
and American Jews: Politics and
Pressures" sponsored by the
Congress at the Van Leer
Jerusalem Foundation.
THE EVENT served as a
curtain-raiser for the
organization's 15th annual
American-Israel Dialogue, which
brought together two dozen
American Jewish and Israeli
not believe it should be con-
ducted by open letters released to
the New York Times."
destroying Israel, a goal which
they themselves recognize as
unattainable? Isn't it pragmatic
for Syria to accept the principle
of peace negotiations with Israel
as the only means by which the
Arab-Israeli conflict can be
addressed rather than holding to
the objective of having Israel
commit itself in advance to
surrender the territories captured
in a defensive war of 1967?
Prime Minister Begin is well
qualified to differentiate between
a popular and pragmatic move,
between policies that enjoy wide
support and those that arouse
serious doubts and provoke both
friends and foes. Here, however,
in the heart of the decision, lies
the difference between a
pragmatic politician and a
visionary statesman.
Therefore, should Israel wait
until Yasir Arafat or Libya's
Qadaffi has a moment of lucidity
and accepts Israel's existence?
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intellectuals, rabbis
munal leaders.
and com-
Squadron cautioned, however,
that "we win some and we lose
some" and "we have no
assurance that we will prevail
when we challenge the White
Despite this fact, however, the
American Jewish Congress leader
said, American Jews were still
courted by the Carter
Administration "not only for our
own support but for our influence
on other Americans."
Commenting on American
Jewish activity in support of
Israel, Squadron said:
"Israel's security not our
own safety as a Jewish com-
munity is the determining
At the same time, he added,
"we would hope to be able to
advise the Government of Israel
how best to present its case. If we
can do that, we can serve Israel
most effectively and our own
country as well, for we share the
fundamental conviction that a
secure Israel serves America's
best interests."
former Ambassador to the
United States, told the forum
that while he favored "honest
and blunt dialogue" between
American Jews and Israel, "I do
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Pane 9
A Part Doesn 't
Make the Whole
a tinned from Page 4
a secular king is redundant
I the transcendent heavenly
sh king. It was Nathan who
* that nationhood does not
ire a people's ideals; it
upts them.
itionhood is a political beast
ited to the people who
it Nationhood lies,
murders, wars and other-
oppresses the people it
imes to represent whose
it presumes to secure. But
>nhood is really a thing unto
dedicated to the survival of
^nhood at whatever human
HI ALL these reasons,
i warned the Jews against
tiood and urged them to re-
ste themselves to the
pies of their divinity in-
not to emulate their
jibors in vain allegiance to
- institutions.
Israel's struggle to survive
^y, we sadly see the eroding of
Bh ideals which fall victim to
iient nationhood precisely
lathan prophesied. From the
sty of King Saul to the
ory arches in Rome and
ksalem celebrating the final
tpse of ancient Judea, we are
le intensely uncomfortable by
his foresight
It is not Israel, it is not in-
dividual Jews as tragic sacrifices
of the Holocaust we must focus
upon It is the glory of our past
history, wherever we are, which
must impel us toward our future.
ISRAEL ARGUES, with con-
siderable justification, that this
can best be done in Israel. That
may well be so. Still, the struggle
we face to loosen ourselves from
our holocaustic obsession is
common to Jews in Israel as well
as out
Our special status, if we have
one, lies not in growing ac-
customed to the wheelchair of our
most recent misery, but in our
stars. And these shine in celestial
splendor everywhere.
If this is not so, then all our
efforts, in behalf of Israel and
ourselves, are an absurdity. We
dedicate ourselves to the success-
ful survival of Israel as a haven of
Jewish security; we say Masada
shail not fall again, at the same
time that we assimilate ourselves
out of Jewish existence by rising
rates of intermarriage or, what is
worse, sheer indifference. In
which case, of what use is our
drive for security except as a
contradiction in terms a self-
cancelling of our destiny?
Charge Israel With Being
.Sluggish on Energy Conservation
Ihile the President of the United
ates stakes his political future
an energy savings plan, Israel
ils with the energy crisis as if
has all the time in the world,
Minister of Energy and
istructure, Yitzhak Modai,
rged before the Knesset
Security and Foreign Affairs
Committee. Modai said, that as
far as gasoline is concerned, time
i running out fast
He spoke in reference to the
Cabinet's failure to agree to new
likes in the price of oil and its
failure to adopt an energy saving
plan He said the Ministerial
Energy Committee is discussing
in energy savings plan which
should be adopted immediately,
otherwise Israel will have to
adopt even more extreme
measures to conserve energy.
A PROPOSAL to close down
gasoline stations on Saturdays
and hoUdays was rejected by the
committee because of objections
by Finance Minister Simcha
Ehrlich and Industry Minister
Gideon Patt
The committee similarly
turned down a proposal to require
each motorist not to use his car
one day a week A proposal which
would allow residents of con-
dominiums to detach themselves
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Catholic Education Worries Jews
troduction of mandatory Catholic
religious education in Argen-
tina's secondary schools is deeply
perturbing the Jewish com-
munity there. This taMMM is
being done in the guise of a
"Moral and Civic Education"
course established by Argentine
government decree last
When contents of the new
course were published,
representatives of the Argentine
Jewish umbrella organization
DA IA (Delegacion de
Asociaciones Israelites de
Argentina) met with Education
Minister Juan Llerena Amadeo
to protest strongly. Amadeo
promised to meet again with
DAI A, but never has done so.
address to an Argentine ad-
vertising association, the Minis-
ter said that it was not for a
majority to bow to the will of
minorities but the contrary. He
also was reported to have
declared and never denied
that he was "in favor of for-
mation of Christian concepts
among those not professing this
"The only way for Jews to
safeguard freedom of conscience
and dignity would be to boycott
classes of Catholic in-
doctrination," advocated one
Jewish communal journal, La
Lux, which published a cover
story entitled "Yellow Badge"
dealing with the issue.
Leading Argentine press
organs such as La Prensa and La
Nacion openly have attacked the
measure. An Argentine Bishops'
Conference statement supporting
religious freedom and the right
of parents to choose their
children's education has been
interpreted as an indirect slap at
the decree. The leading Catholic
magazine Criteria, formerly
edited by Monsignor Jorge
Mejia, now Secretary of the
Vatican Commission for
Religious Relations with
Judaism, has come out in
i DR. AMADEO and the decree
are getting strong support from
right-wing Catholic groups,
many of them imspired by the
well-known Opus Dei, according
to the Argentine Jewish paper,
Nueva Presencia, which had
devoted lengthy articles to this
, aspect. Members of many of
these same groups also are part
of the Ombu Circle, a political
discussion group with con-
siderable prestige m Argentina.
Ombu includes such per-
sonalities as the former President
of the Argentine Republic, Gen.
Roberto M. Levingston.
A recent Ombu Circle meeting
at which the decree was discussed
was rife with anti-Semitic and
anti-Israel sentiment. Attempts
by the only Jew present, Rabbi
Marshall Meyer, to counter this
brought vehement ridicule and
hostility from Levingston.
"Moral and Civic Education"
is an obligatory course for first-
year high school students. The
religious education is introduced,
essentially, in sections on
Christian Ideas about Man and
Life; the Family; and Man and
His Cultural Relations. Two
other sections deal with the
economic achievements and
political fulfillment of man.
Aires morning paper, La Nacion,
blasted introduction of the
subject as "absolutely inap-
propriate to the sought-after
goal" of formation of a moral and
civic character. It stressed that
the course contents were based
"on just one creed" and went on:
"Although Catholicism is the
traditional and majority religion
of the country it is not the
religion of all the inhabitants.
This situation is not in keeping
with the pluralistic conception of
(Argentine) national life.
"Admittedly, the Argentine
civic-moral order is rooted in
Western Christian civilization.
That does not mean the state has
the right to impose mandatory
'topics such as Man's
| Relationship with God even
{assuming a diversity of
' viewpoints can be presented .
the study of the Doctrine of the
Church, although not specified, is
! understood as referring only to
1 the Catholic Church. This means
the encroachment of the
authorities on freedom of con-
science is even more apparent. .
La Prensa urged that the
proper task of a course on Moral
and Civic Education, named as
such, and declared: "The
Argentine people's natural
identification with Western and
Christian principles does not
permit one to forget basic con-
stitutional principles about
freedom of religion."
ARGENTINA'S constitution,
adopted in 1853, declares that
Roman Catholicism is the official
religion of the country. The same
constitution also established
religious freedom. And the 1870
Education Law, Number 1420,
clearly called for lay education.
Despite the 1870 measure,
however, there has been a
mercurial pattern, with religious
education sometimes mandatory
for elementary or high school, or
both, and times when it was not
mandatory at all. Parents could
request exemption for their
children from religious classes, to
attend substitute classes in
morality; but this of course set
them apart, and was felt by both
parents and children to be
discriminatory. With the new
decree, this is no longer per-
mitted. Attendance is obligatory
for the Catholic education
During Juan Peron's first term
in office, 1946-51, religious
education was mandatory. After
he and his wife, Evita, got into a
squabble with the Church during
his second term, it was dropped.
This was the situation until the
new moral and Civic Education
decree of this part February.
Segal: Obligation
To Affirmative Action
Continued from Page 4
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The Jewish Floridian ofPabn Beach County
Friday, August 10.1979
Spot News
UN Postpones Rights Debate
By Combined JTA Services
Acting on the request of the
United States, Kuwait and the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion, the Security Council decided
to postpone until Aug. 23 its
debate on Palestinian rights, a
United Nations spokesman said.
Sources here said that the
delay was apparently due to the
fact that the Arabs have not
succeeded in persuading the U.S.
not to veto a Kuwaiti-sponsored,
PLO- inspired resolution urging
the Security Council to support
the right of the Palestinian
people to "self-determination"
A vote on that resolution had
been expected Monday or
Tuesday. It emerged from the
recommendations of the General
Assembly's* special committee on
the inalienable rights of the
Palestinian people, a 23-nation
body which Israel does not
Minister Moshe Dayan will vist
Washington next week, not at
the end of this week as previously
expected, for talks with Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance on the UN
peacekeeping role in the Sinai.
Officials said here Monday
Dayan would want to exchange
views first with his Egyptian
opposite number, Butros Ghali,
who is due in Israel early next
week for a session of the
Autonomy Committee.
Ghali is also expected to visit
Washington, probably simul-
taneously with Dayan, to discuss
with Vance the UNTSO issue
following Israel's rejection of the
U.S.-Soviet proposal to simply
substitute UNTSO for UNEF.
Relations between the Israel
Embassy in Brasilia and the
Brazilian Foreign Ministry are
being described as "tenae" over
the ministry's accusation that
Israeli diplomats here are inter
fering in Brazil's internal affairs.
Israeli Ambassador Moshe
Erell was summoned to the
ministry to explain what it con-
sidered anti-Arab League and
anti-Palestine Liberation
Organization press releases by
the Israeli Consulate in Sao
Paula Erell was later summoned
to the ministry again because it
labeled as "inopportune" Erell's
press release denying that the
Israeli actions constituted inter-
"If a country embraces an
international organization, which
uses violence as its official policy
against another country, is it an
internal or international affair?"
Erell said.
Train PLO in Camp Outside Moscow
The Soviet Union is
training "hundreds of
Palestinians" in terrorists
schools near Moscow and
along the Black Sea, and
there are similar training
camps in Bulgaria and
Czechoslovakia, a British
newspaper reported.
Details of the connection
between the Soviet Union
and the Palestinians were
given in the Daily
Telegraph by journalist
Robert Moss, a specialist
on subversion who two
weeks ago attended the
Jerusalem conference on
MOSS SAID that because of
the Soviet support for
Palestinian terrorism, as well as
its toll of innocent lives, it is a
"tragic error" for any Western
government to confer legality on
the Palestine Liberation
He named the Military
Academy at Simferopol in the
Crimea as "a primary reception
center for PLO men selected for
sabotage and terrorist training in
the Soviet Union." Courses, said
to include river crossings and all
types of sabotage, are attended
by mixed groups of 50 to 60 PLO
trainees, drawn from different
guerilla organizations according
to a quota system.
A "typical" course at Sim-
feropol included recruits from
Yasir Arafat's El Fatah, the
Syrian backed Al Saiqa, the
Palestine Liberation Front and
George Habash's Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine.
Palestinians of above-average
aptitude are sometimes trans- i
ferred to special courses in KGB |
or GRU (Soviet military in-,
kiMMNr Me*w. Jetle. M
telligence) schools, which also
receive a steady intake of in-
telligence officers from Libya,
Syria, Iraq and South Yemen.
In the Soviet view, Moss
added, the PLO is a "tremen-
dously useful asset." It can
supply shock troops, like the
members of Idi Amin's
bodyguard in Uganda; sub-
versive agents in the Persian
Gulf sheikhdoms and Saudi
Arabia "that can now hold a
knife to the throats of pro-
Western Monarchs"; and "all-
purpose terrorists," he wrote.
The PLO "can also serve as the
middleman in supplying arms to
the national liberation
movements," as well as carrying
out missions of specifically
Soviet, rather than Palestinian
"ONE SUCH case was the
PLO plot to blow up fuel depots
in West Berlin Another was
the attempt by a Palestinian hit
team in Holland in 1975 to hijack
a train carrying Jewish refugees
from the Soviet Union,'' Moss
Referring to the Jerusalem
conference on terrorism, Moss
called on the British government
to study the conference's final
manifesto, urging the civilized
world to avoid endowing groups
like the PLO "with the spurious
legitimacy that Herr Kreisky and
Herr Willy Brandt have now seen
fit to accord."
meeting in Vienna early last
month between Chancellor Bruno
Kreisky of Austria, the vice
president of the Socialist
International, and Brandt, the
International's president and
chairman of West German's
ruling Social Democratic Party,
and Arafat.
sake of a cosmetic detente with
Russia, there has been a malign
tendency on the part of some
Western governments ti keep
from the public the mounting
body of evidence now in the
hands of Western intelligence
services of Soviet guidance for
the PLO and international
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W. Palm Beoch. Telephone: 689-4675. Sabbath Service* 9 a.m. and,
7:30p.m. -DailyService*8:15a.m. and6p.m.
Congregation Anshoi In
551 Brittany L, Kings Point, Delray Beach 33446 Harry Silberj
| President Phone 499-7407 Temple No. 499-9229
1901 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 833
8421 Rabbi Irving B. Cohen Joel L. Levin*, Associate) Rabbi
Sabbath Worship Services, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Saturday Torch
%trP.'.pa/s at 10:30 a. m
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Fl. 33432 391-8900 Rabbi
Merle E. Singer Cantor Martin Rosen Sabbath services, Friday at
8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Toroh Study with Rabbi Merle E.
Singer 10:30 a.m. Sabbath Morning Service
At St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 188 So. Swinton Ave., Delray Friday.
at 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver President Jerome Gilbert -499-
West Palm Beoch, Flo. 33411 Sobbath Services, Friday at 8:15 p.m.
* At St. David's in the Pines Episcooal Retreat. Forest Hill Blvd. and
Wellington Trace Mailing Address: 1125 Jack Pine St., West Palm
Beach, Fl. 33411 President Ronnie Kramer 793-2700
1HE FREE SYNAGOGUE, P.O. Box 3, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 368-
'600, 391-1111 Rabbi Benjamin Rosayn Fridays at 8:15 p.m. at
Boca West Community UMC, 8900 Boca West, Glades Rd. (1 Mile
West of Boca Turnpike)
2815 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33407 833-0339
Rabbi Asher Bar-Zev Cantor Elaine Shapiro Sabbath Services:
Friday al 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Doily Minynn at 8:15
a.m., Sunday at9a.m.
S348 Grove Street, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33409 684-3212 Office
hi<-,r*9op' 1pm Rabbi Harrv 7 Schectman Cantor Arthur
B. Rosenwasser Services: Daily 8:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., Friday 8:30
a.m., 5 p.m.; Friday late service 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m., 7
Boynton Beach, Fla. 732-2555 Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin Sabbath'
Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. Congregational
Church, 115 N. Federal Highway.
315 N. "A" St., Lake Worth, Fl. 33460 585-5020 Rabbi Emonuel
tisenberg Cantor Jacob Elman Services: Mondays and Thursdays
ot8:15a.m., Friday at 8:15p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m.
Sabbath Services, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. West-
minister Presbyterian Church, 10410 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach
Gardens, 321 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach, Fl. 33408 Ph.
845-1134 Rabbi William Marder Cantor Nicholas Fenakel
224 N.W. Avenue "G", Belle Glode, Fl. 33430 Jack Stateman,
Cantor Sabbath Services, Friday at 8:30 p.m.
275 Alemeida Drive, Palm Springs, Fl. 33461 Sabbath Services:
Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. President Barnett Briskman,
967-4962 Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Services held at Faith
United Presbyterian Church, Palm Springs.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Fl. 33432 392-8566 Rabbi
Nathan Zelizer Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p. m., Saturdays ot
5780 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Fl. 33446 276-3536
Morris Silberman, Robbi Leonard Price, Cantor Sabbath Services:
Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. Dally minyans ot 8:45 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
1190 North County Rood, Palm Beach, Fl. 33480 832-0804 Cantor
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r, August 10,1979
The Jewish Fioridian of PghnMwch pounty
A Retrospective
Jack Levine's Works in Traveling Exhibit
ently, a large retrospective
of Jack Levine's work,
^ized by New York's Jewish
mi, is traveling through
Country. Now thousands of
ricans, who had heard of
pica's foremost "painter of
protest," and of the
9t of those Realists who
been inspired by the
ish motif," will be able to
jme of the original works
than just reproductions in
: textbooks.
it a joy it will be for art
in West Palm Beach,
jhis, Montgomery, Por-
(Oregon) and St Paul to,
[ in a leisurely fashion among
MUCH has been written in
of Levine who, ad-
lly, has had adversaries as
that it might be difficult
to find new words of praise.
lere are few who know his
for this Bostonian in-
rt, quite unlike Dab,
bo, or Chagall, has rarely
j almost reluctantly given
riews or publicly interpreted
/ine, who recently turned
(wants his paintings and
to speak to the art lovers
ctly, to feel the impact of his
is, his politics, philosophy,
e. But on the many occasions
I have asked him questions,
lias answered them patiently
ind, at times, through a single
lark, opened an entirely new
lid to me.
le son of immigrants from
rist Russian, Levine was
iy enough to have been born
[Boston, one of America's
st artistic centers. He spent
[first eight years in the South
i. a slum section inhabited by
rish, Italian and Irish
NEXT stop was the
bewhat more affluent Rox-
f, which had a Jewish Center.
Ire, by an accident of fate, an
{eptionally bright and
essive young man was in
rge of the drawing class.
aid Zimmerman was only
years older than Jack; he
trying to eke out a living as a
ler v/hile studying at the art
1 of the Boston Museum.
Inother name must be
ktioned, too the "Brahmin"
IDenman Waldo Ross, who, in
I youth, had been a personal
id of several of the
ressionist painters in France,
had founded Harvard's Art
lent Old Dr. Ross took
! young Jews under his wing.
|e enabled Zimmerman to set
lis own teaching studio, and
ok a paternal interest in the
< adolescents, Levine and his
id, Hyman Bloom (who was
[ to become a leading artist).
evine still feels indebted to
(merman who died
laturely in 1940. Zimmerman
a perfectionist who drilled
Koung man in draftsmanship
Dusly, "as a violinist would
rilled by Leopold Auer."
FOR Dr. Ross, he not only
Levine private instruction
also supplied him, for a
of three years, with a
allowance of S12, a nice
days. Ross' greatest contribution
to Jack's education was,
probably, in urging him to study
the Old Masters in the rich
collections in Boston and nearby
Cambridge As Levine once
"He put me in touch with the
European tradition and the great
painting of the past at an early
age, when I knew nothing about
it. He gave me roots a long way
back I owe to Ross what I'm
interested in, continuity."
There was nobody to give roots
to Levine's contemporary,
Jackson Pollock from Wyoming,
and Ross would never have
considered Pollock's techniques
of dripping and splashing paint
on canvas as part of the practice
of art
BUT HAD he lived to see the
grim, satirical oils produced by
Levine after the mid-thirties,
Ross, with his puritan-patrician
background, would, in all
likelihood, not have cared for his
ex-student's new style and
subject matter either. Yet he
loved young Levine's "Classical"
drawings. He exhibited them at
Harvard's Fogg Art Museum.
Levine was not yet 20 in 1934
when the late Edith Halpert, the
discoverer of many an artist,
gave him his first one-man show
at her Dowtown Gallery in
Manhattan. He was among the
youngest of the thousands of
artists who, in the era of the
Great Depression, were saved by
the Federal Arts Project,
sponsored by the Work Projects
Administration (WPA), created
under President Roosevelt to
salvage many creative people.
Levine was one of the most
productive and versatile of these
young men and women. In 1936,
his Feast of Pure Reason was
included in the Museum of
Modern Art Exhibition, "New
Horizons in American Art." (It
created a controversy among the
wealthy trustees, for in his
picture Levine had portrayed
John Pierpont Morgan in an
unpleasant underworld setting
with unsavory political and police
chacters, as if to say, 'See, they
are all pals in skullduggery," but
the majority on the Board was
liberal and permissiive, and the
picture remained on the wall.)
String Quartette, in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art,
became the most widely known of
the more than 50,000 easel
paintings produced in the WPA
era; through Life magazine and
through New York subway
posters it reached a vast public
JUST BEFORE the outbreak
of World War II, Levine was
represented in Paris at the Three
Centuries of American Art at the
Jeu de Paume (which is ad-
ministered by the Louvre).
While there were individuals
who deplored the money
"wasted" on the WPA Art
Project which provided artists
with such necessities as a roof
over their head, food, clothes, and
materials for work, it was enough
just to point at Levine to
demonstrate that the funds were
quite necessary.
The WPA Project petered out
in the year 1943. By that time,
private citizen Levine had
become Technical Sergeant
Levine in the Engineer Corps,
stationed on Ascension Island,
an isolated army base in the
Welcome Home, 1946.
In those 20 dreary months of
service he had little time to
devote to his art Yet he
managed, nonetheless, to paint a
crucifixion for the Catholic
chapel: "The boys needed
something to look at on that pile
of slab," he explained.
AFTER THE WAR he settled
in New York, where he married
the painter, Ruth Gikow, who
bore him a daughter. Some years
ago, the Levines bought a
charming small house with red
walls on Morton Street in
Greenwich Village The upper
floor contains Miss Gikow's
studio, while her husband has his
own atelier in another old house,
only a few hundred yards away.
Except for traveling repeatedly
in Europe where they seem to
know thoroughly nearly every
important museum the
Levines have, on the whole, lived
quiet lives what the ordinary
man might call "uneventful"
lives, not realizing that the
creation of every work of art is an
I do not know how many
pictures Levine has painted, but
there must be hundreds of them,
the monograph about him, with
text by Frank Getlein, issued by
Harry N. Abrams. in the mid-
sixties, contained 169
illustrations; most of the pictures
shown were oils, the inspiration
of El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt,
Daumier can be felt as well as an
affinity to Rouault, Kokoschka,
and Soutine.
MANY OF these pictures have
been appreciated mainly on
account of their satirical subject
matter. But many art-conscious
people also love his portraits, his
works inspired by literature and
religion. Several of his small
paintings deal with heroes of the
Old Testament and with
historical Jewish figures.
On these little canvases, the
artist lavishly bestowed his
painter's riches, as delightful as
those of medieval miniatures.
The New York Graphic Society
once issued six of them in an
album of excellent color
reproductions. In his prefatory
note, Prof. Sachs, the grea' old
man of Harvard's Art Depart-
ment pointed out to those who
needed some enlightenment, that
Levine was more than a bitter
social satirist and that the
pictures in which he castigates
his contemporaries with irony,
with cynicism compounded with
a touch of wry humor, and
usually with vitriolic gusto," tell
only part of the story:
'To evaluate this complex,
spectacularly talented artist
rly, we need not only to
Shammed, 1976.
triumphantly revealed in his
masterpiece, Gangster's Funeral,
but also the group of paintings
and drawings in which we are
touched by a deep, gentle, tender
side of the artist's nature as
presented in the excellent
reproductions in this portfolio,
made from the series of
beautifully painted Old
Testament figures, small in scale.
In them Jack Levine seems
actually identified with hi
subjects. Knowing these figures
we are satisfied that unlike most
of his contemporaries, he is heir
to that ancient compound of
religion and poetry', mythology
and fable, which in the great
epochs of the past supplied ar-
tists with subject matter."
At 64, Levine can look back
upon several decades of incessant
and, on the whole, most suc-
cessful endeavor, but, judging by
my talks with him, he is not the
man to believe that he has
reached his peak and can now
"relax." Indeed, compared to
Oskar Kokoschka, who is 93, and
Marc Chagall, who is 92, Levine
is still a youngster.
HE HAS grown as a painter,
and is constantly growing. If, at
one time, his approach to life and
art may have appeared somewhat
heavy-handed, the mature Levine
commands a brush that is both
buoyant and spontaneous.
Pioneer Woman
London J twlh Chronic *

Page 12
The Jewish Floridian ofPabn Beach County
Friday, August 10,1979
The Hidden Plot
Secrecy Veils Arab Takeover in U.S.
Attempts to document the
exact extent of Arab financial
involvements in America are
thwarted immediately by two
obstacles: the lack of federal laws
requiring systematic recording
and disclosure of such foreign
activity and the shroud of secrecy
drawn around such transactions
by Arab financial operatives in
this country.
Many large corporations prefer
to operate discreetly beyond the
harsh glare of publicity for
numerous practical reasons; but
the Arab businessmen who have
swarmed into the country since
1973 display a particular ob-
session for ultra-secrecy.
NOR IS. tbjs limited to their
American operations. The 1975
Oxford Seminar on Oil Wealth
which sought to study the impact
of the new flow of petrodollars
into Western economies found
that Arab transactions in Europe
and the United States were
characterized by "meticulous
insistence on the secrecy of the
Throughout America, we have
found, Arab financiers routinely
hide their identities. They
frequently work through
Americans hired as "front men."
And they regularly seek the
camouflage of complex webs of
international corporations which
make it virtually impossible to
trace the true source of in-
vestment funds.
A good example of how this is
being done can be found in the
case involving the Arab attempt
to take over Financial General
Bankshares, Inc., a $2.2 billion
Washington, DC. holding
company that owns strings of
banks in Maryland, Virginia and
New York.
first surfaced early in 1978 when
the Securities and Exchange
Commission charged that a
group of Arab investors was
trying to take over the bank
company illegally. The SEC
charged that the group was
working through former U.S.
Budget Director Bert Lance and
that each group member was
buying up just under five percent
of the bank's stock.
According to Federal law, an
unidentified purchaser may buy
no more than five percent of such
stocks. But by operating as
individuals, the group managed
to buy up more than 20 percent of
the bank before it was stopped by
an SEC investigation and legal
actions brought against it by the
company itself.
The issue quickly hit the front
pages as the latest in a number of
controversial transactions in
which President Carter's close
friend was playing front man to
Arab investors. In the wake of
the disclosure and public
criticism of his involvement,
Lanca charged that "the great
Jewish ownership of the press"
was behind such unfair criticism.
apologized for the remark, it
continued to send shock waves
across the country and the
Lance soon announced that he
was backing out of the
Bankshares deal. At the same
time, it was disclosed that the
Arabs had hired another former
top government official to be
their frontStuart Symington,
former Senator and Secretary of
the Air Force.
In complex legal proceedings
involving the SEC and
Bankshares, which continued to
fight the takeover bid, the Arab
group admitted it was seeking
control of the banking firm and
agreed to allow other companies
to bid publicly for control, aa the
law 1
I IT WAS then announced that
a "Dutch firm" was going to buy
That firm's name was Credit
and Commerce American
Holdings, N.V. (CCAHI of the
Netherlands Antilles.
CCAH has a wholly-owned
subsidiary in the Netherlands
called Credit and Commerce
American Investments, B.V.
(CCA I).
CCAI, in turn, is owned by
Sheikh Kamal Adham, former
head of the Saudi Arabian
Intelligence Agency; FaisalSaud
al Fulaij, former chairman of
Kuwait Airways; Abdullah
Darwaish, financial advisor of the
royal family of Abu Dhabi, and
the company known as Inter-
continental Credit and Commerce
Ltd., located in the Grand
That Grand Cayman Islands
firm, in turn, is the major owner
of the Bank of Credit and
Commerce International, a bank
headquartered in London but
originally incorporated in
Luxembourg by Arab investors.
FOR ONE THING, such a set-
up will be recorded as in-
vestments by the "Netherlands,"
under the current record-keeping
system of the U. S. Commerce
For another, the Byzantine
structure which totally obscures
the investors' identities will allow
the Arabs to shuttle money back
and forth between corporations
and escape about three-quarters
of the taxes that would normally
be due on such an American
investment by foreigners.
Stuart Symington's direct
involvement in such operations
began as a surreptitious move
aimed at the takeover of a
number of American banks by
Arab interests. His activities
raise a number of curious
questions, in light of his former
actions as a Senator and a
member of the Senate Foreign
Relations Subcommittee on
Multinational Corporations.
LATE IN 1976, Symington
was part of the five-member
Subcommittee attempting to
document the extent of foreign
depositors' control over the U.S.
banking system. The Sub-
committee prepared to subpoena
records of American banks to
pursue their investigation, but
they were warned by Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia not to continue
their probe. The two countries
threatened immediate with-
drawal from American banks of
more than $7 billion in short-term
deposits, if the Subcommittee
subpoenaed the bank records
that would detail the true extent
of Arab holdings in the American
Such a move would im-
mediately cripple or possibly
even collapse the Federal Reserve
Senators Frank Church of
Idaho and Clifford Case of New
Jersey were in favor of forcing
the issue They argued that
Congress had a right to know
how much of the country's
banking system was controlled
by foreign interests.
Senators Charles Percy of
Illinois and Stuart Symington of
Missouri were in favor of backing
down and stopping that part of
the investigations becauseas
Percy explained"It is simply
not worth the risk."
Iowa remained neutral because
he was new to the Subcommittee.
In the and, the Subcommittee
caved in to the Arab threats and
halted its investigation into that
area. No one really knows how
much control the Arabs hold over
American banks.
A good place to begin a
microcosmic look at the interior
mechanics of direct Arab
acquisitions is San Jose,
Californiaa city whose name is
familiar to most people only
because it recalls a popular Burt
Bacharach tune. Aside from that,
San Josewhich bills itself as
the "Dried Prune Capital of the
World"has remained obscure
to the rest of the country.
It is not a chic, trendy spot like
its northern neighbor, San
Francisco. Nor is it a glittery
media hots pot like Los Angeles
to the south. Physically, it is not
even a "city" in the traditional
sense in which Easterners think
of that word.
VIEWED FROM one of the
mountains which surrounded it,
San Jose is a loose cluster of
farmlands and suburbs which
meander southward across a
broad valley from the lower tip of
San Francisco Bay. Carpeted
with some of the most fertile soil
on earth, ..this valley has
prospered on its agriculture for
more than two centuries. Today,
San Jose is the largest frozen
vegetable processing and
packaging center in the country.
During the last decade, large
portions of farmland have been
converted into unusually at-
tractive industrial parks. Laid
out like college campuses, many
simulate the gardens and
Spanish architecture of the 16th
century missions that still dot
the area. But inside the graceful
buildings, modern technology
holds sway; the parks are fast
become a national center for the
electronics and computer soft-
ware industries.
Here, in San Jose, the politics,
general economy and social
milieu can be summed up in six
words: very solid, very con-
servative, very rich. With well
run farms, heavily attended
churches and 100-year-old banks,j
San Jose is unmistakably
bedrock America. The America
they talk about in the insurance
ads and Army recruitment
posters. The America that stock-
brokers and pollsters try never to
lose sight of.
its voice, but whose quiet
strength decides national elec-
tions. The America that Adnan
Khashoggi of the Saudi Arabian
royal court set out to buy in 1973.
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Maxwell House' Cuff Oft thai rich.
satisfying taste, brewed to be
remembered. Serve it with
sable and whitefish salad
or whatever the Cousins'
Club enjoys noshing.
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