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i'~ M,~ERrrAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 4, 2003 pAcu= 17 p " . 'i U.S. Jews mourn Daniel ck ynlhan I i I I 0o,~:S. ambassador to the United ~llllpll~~ the rights ofJews in the Soviet said BemiceTannenbaum, a [ ~#,~ ] ry,ations, sent the check back, / Union. Jewish leaders said former president of Hadassah [ " -- I ag,!ingthat,nooneis goingto u, .h; Moynihan often attended So- and chair of the World Zionist [ alive" lfmt I in I ctate to me my conscience.' viet Jewry railies in New York, Organization. I I ,ts,Oynihan, who died last MOYNiltAN and would meet directly with Many recalled that [ AK. I in,n eanesday at age 76 of corn- " Jewish leaders on the issue, Moynihan fought hard for the [ | to L . ations from surgery, is be- later served as ambassador to rarely delegating to his staff, big issues of the day, but also [ . | t, r gremembere de s g Jt:w In ;'the time Moynihan be- ine ' i ih aiotng e p W tp gkpe si ;lvidnte Stns? the [ MOST DEPENDABLE, VERSATILE, I , ,a S meofthekey u: h aC lmeistratitnh,;envoytothe ecutivedirectoroftheGreater MoynihancallingtheU.S. -O,lon,o e,inelFoodOitic y.s Orldasa hr . . Ford Zeesy Schnur, the former ex- Luchins remembers [ AFFORDABLE RESTaURAnT I ,l .thestatusofJerusalem. United Nations in1975, he al- New York Coalition for Soviet Postal Servicetoadvocateon " ! itY| s rhe four-term Democratic ready was well known for his Jewry."Hecouldntunderstand behalfofaNewYorkpostman[ |t DII ATr/ 1OI'YCTt DM'I D tTAIID'Akrr,I jst r tor from New York, who policy statements on minori- why a country would spend so who had become more reli- I H.v s vr n Lvw ist= IMVl i I $ i I sh,ured in 2001, was viewed as ties and urban affairsin previ- muchtime, energyand money gious and no iongerwanted to [ re [ ng 1 than a legislator; he was ups White House administra- tohamperabasic human right work on the Sabbath. He told I any nJ ra apectals Prom 4:JO to 6p.m. I I Io-| j)r.equent consultant to the tions. " forpeople."ButMoynihanaiso the bureaucracy that no one [ I I fly| '. lSla community on how to But it was at the United knew when to stop. He con- shouldhavetochoosebetween ,*u,v, ce its political agenda. Nations that he first came to vinced Jewish leaders to take a theirconscienceandtheirpro- [ ALT MONTF SPRINGS 407"831-2250 I I ,e had a whole perspec- the attention of the Jewish two-year hiatus from the ral- fession. / ORLANDO 407-273-9330 I I ,e that was fascinating on community, as he battled the lies as a gesture to the new When traveling abroad, I I I ,hi,iese issues," said David resolution denigrating Zion- Soviet leader, MikhailMoynihan often tried to visit I ,uuChins, who served as ismthattheinternationalbody Gorbachev, who had shown a localJewish mmunit!esand ,[ Ynihan'sadviserfor20 hadapproved, willingnesstotakeactionon synagogues, onavisittomo- [ ,ars. "What he didn't know "He was a scholar, he the plight of Soviet Jews. rocco in 1990, Moynihanwas " - I d',ou!, he asked about."thoughtthatwordsmattered," Moynihanwasagreatadvo- shown a copy of the first Jew- I a,0 Yn han was born in Tulsa, Luchinssaid. cate for Israel in the Senate as ish prayerbook printed in the I ,on March 16, 1927, and Rep. Jerroid Nadler (D- well championing a bill to country, anditlaterwasgiven I a,to New York shortly N.Y.), who served withmove the U.S. Embassy in ls- to him as a present. . is I ra-| evrealter. He studied at the M0ynihan in Congress, said rael from Tel Aviv to Jerusa- "Hewas in astate of shock," /"1e I on,he odr n School of Economics thefightagainsttheU.N.reso- lem. unsure what to do with such a I' P 11/1" 11/11/'1 I hi-[ Car re starting his political lution will be the senator's The bill passed with much significant item, Luchinssaid. V L i IS I [ 0 I n the New York may- legacy, fanfarein1995,butpresidents He later presented it to the late /,- . | lhe a ne rmpaign of Robert F. "I think he was genuinely have consistently, avoided Lubavitch rebbe, Menacfiem I ~rt- [ ~f~er. shocked and outraged at the making the change, claiming Mendel Schneerson, on his I~ -'-~om'- :, -'-" U- " ! tes ], ir te r. amingadoctoratein realityofanti-Semitisminthe that the, move would hurt 90thbirthday. i as I nalrelati nsatSyra- United Nations,' Nadler said. America s Status as a negotia- Moynihan is survived by his is I ,th- .Umversity, heworkedat "Ithinkitwasanissueofright tot in the Israeli-Palestinian wife, Elizabeth, three children m I l1 ~ I 1 t'aborDepartmentand and wrong for him." Luchins conflict, and two grandchildren. IgseauultUl IPUll [ I / . . . Service Salon andB ! 1lv/ttchel[ Danow, JTA foretgn e 7[ltor dtes Day Spa for ii / w Men & Women is II / a-Ephmss A native New Yorker, he flict. Each death seemed to II i i I[ . attended yeshivas on the -- IL1 affect him personally. |i [ I--aI W'YORK (JTA)--JTA's Lower East Side and the pres- [ Danow maintained the [I Ran,ime foreign editor, tigious Stuyvesant High !lll samelevelofseriouscarewith [-I |l"l /"] ! h- ellDanow, hasdiedofa School his co-workers, lit -Vl, -L =-Vl ff ,attack at 55. He then went to Yale Uni- He took his responsibili- lu l=. h,i ra I ,ed,0 . WdiedMarch20whileversity, graduating in 1968 i lIIll tiesas JTA's union represen- -a--*tim a il [be[ "uvacation in Japan. with a bachelor's degree in tative very seriously and he Express Facml I ust l r f Ueepit mized, the. best in a philosophy. . He pursued an was a real .bridge-builder' al- Massa e Manicure" ,of / et sl nthatstrwesforac- eclechc career path that in- ways workmghardtoforgea [ On "-.fin i s it,Responsible for much cluded stints as a school- I workable compromise when a, "" MI I getI s.foreign copy and its teacher and as a novelist of [ JTA management and the MUll ov women i ,do,Ula s, his edited stories Westerns published under a P P " I ffti" [ J~,A~". o e virtually error-free, pseudonym before he settled eye to eye, Joffe said. 20*/. any M====n.- iI tO 2 h l[ers often marveled at in as a journalist. /ll j ll Andwhen someone on staff -"; u, ii aa"[ el a 'e C uld churn out such Danow later worked for a hadaproblem, whetherwork- nnerapy e;us II II / ro copy under deadline media industry newsletter related or personal, he was Free Sauna Session! I "~Ur ,al,baaoe and Newsweek before he de- photobyAt raWaUman/JTA willing to hsten- far beyond is iI riv" 0t was a meticulous cided to work in Jewish jour- LonatimeJTAforeignedi- the call of duty. " m !1 . ~al~lze V #" VI i lr I mamtammg a nallsm Hed dabnefstmtat tor, MitchellDanow lndeed saldJTAed torL sa =- ImP [] ter " " Hostein Mitchell was a con gUll OI ACl llg Nails m I att -aased country-by- the rorwara Demre coming, ' " [ . . i I* I tesi,Lii t story file of stories, to JTA in 1993. Mitchell took JTAs re- summate professional and a 0ncludes pink & white) i tia . any journalists, he I wanted to write about sponsibility as the Jewish gentleman, or ! I~eh -- m~ / fello es debated with his something that l care about, news organization of record He,servedasamajorpillar Sno B i sly,i gor' astaffersoverword- hesaid, very seriously," said Mark atJTAsNewYorkheadquar- I"'-" v [] aak S ry selection. And care he did.Whether it Joffe, JTA's executive editor ters, offering a wealth of in- [] tot",a '-muse clashes were al- was a major story on the lab and publisher, formation and guidance to Introducino I I lev.~ cOnducted with a hiah est terror attack in Israel or a "With certain news devel- veteran staffers and interns , ,o,d / tt s drespect, two-sentence news brief, he opmentsthatmightnotmake alike,'she said. 1 Alterna Life i- atr [I ! aOY [ irl, Umgence and his sharp cared intensely about JTA's the mainstream press, hewas "His daily presence in the a --.---- [] I '=serVed himwell cony concerned that if JTA didn't newsroom, hisdedicationandOLIUI ilUdlIlIly oynmm I I ' --" " reportit, the world would not his compassion wiil be sorely Only straightening process available [] I know it had happened," Joffe missed."Danowwasaprivate for chemicalIy treated hair I ai " said. person who preferred to keep ~ P~II ~'~. I~at~lI. ~ I )97 ; I " " " He painstakingly docu- his home and work worlds [] tai;,mented every terrorist attack separate. He went regularly [] ~teI I and every development in the to the Metropolitan Museum ~ ~l~m~ *,a,~. ,--n [] ,I IA wI battle for Holocaust restitu- of Art and he and his wife, ]r 1 [] ies, 1 ~.Lilli oouw Sheissurvivedbyherson tmnandjustice-issuesabout Hidemi Kitajima, a pianist, ~ II [ h d-'W,ssowofLeesburg'ted Ronald Wissow of which he cared passionately ". regularly attended classical In the Market Souare [] 8he a, SatUrdayMarch22. Alpharetta, Ga.; snster, The news that he reported concerts at Lincoln Center AI " -- -'. I! [] / Marie Shore of Aventura, affected him as well. Many and Carnegie Hall, and avid nODDIn ci t;enter [] tio P [ l ris, ssowwasahome- Fla. and three grandchil- timesduringthepasttwoand hikers on their trips to Swit- IS I jlt!" / eWasborninPhila- dren. ahalfyears, hediscussedwith zerland. "" ''""""" m ' [ t Services were e colleagues the strains of re- Hidemi survives him, aion I 2003. She was a by Beth Shalom Memorialporting the daily violence in withhisbrotherandsister-i I "=emple Beth El. Chapel, Orlando. the Israeli-Palestinian con- law, DavidandMirjanaDanow.