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Page 2. HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, May 9. 1980 Four at Once ? FOUR MALE siblings of the quintuplets boln to Ze'ev and Zippora Artzi of Ra'anana in February are brought into the Covenant of Abraham at a quadruple bris ceremony. Seen (I to r) are the parents, Mohel Rabbi Roterman holding Shad, Adan, Nir and Tai, and "godfather" Izzie Varsano, holding sister ShimirL Jerusalem Post W. Germany to Give Financial Aid To Jewish Victims of WWII Nazism by David Kantor BONN, (JTA) -- The federal government decided last week to present to Parliament a supplementary budget of 1.95 billion Marks, of which 50 million Marks will go to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany as the first part of a final financial gesture toward Jewish victims of Nazism. Under an agreement worked out by the three factions in Parliament, the total sum of reparations in the framework of the final reslitution would be 440 million Marks, but it is not known yet when the additional awards of 390 million Marks will be made available. Observers here say that the debate in the Bundestag over the supplementary budget -- most of which covers new international commitments -- will take place sometime toward the end of May. If endorsed by Parliament, the money for reparations could probably be paid out at the end of summer. Last December the parties represented in the Bundestag agreed upon a sum of 240 million Marks to be made available during 1980, of which 200 million Marks would go to the Claims Conference and 40 million Marks to the Jewish community in the Federal Republic. Under the same agreement additional sums of 100 million Marks would be paid out in each of the years 1982 and 1983. But major budgetary problems have changed the original plans. Officials here could not say exactly which course the government will follow in the final gesture, but they pointed out that tl',e important thing is that there is a start. No problems are expected in mobilizing support for the additional reparations among members of Parliament. But some of them -- mainly in the Christian Democratic opposition faction -- would like to link the debate on the issue with financial claims of former civil servants of the Hitler era who were never cleared by the de-Nazification tribunals. The final reparations will cover the financial claims of Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were not in a position to forward their demands on time to benefit from the original reparation agreement. Most of these Jewish survivors lived in East European countries when the deadline for filing claims expired. New Organization 'GROW" Quest Continues for Women Rabbis by Ben Gallob NEW YORK, (JTA) -- Some I O0 members of a new organization seeking to persuade the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) to accept women as rabbinical canidates for Conservative Judaism met here last week in the second public action by the group for that goal. Elaine Kahn of New York, one of the six coordinators of the Group for the Rabbinic Ordination of Women (GROW), told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the primarily lay audience attending the forum at the Conservative SynagoJe of Riverdale comprised roughly half of men and half of women. She also said that four of the GROW coordinators are men. The first GROW-sponsored lobbying meeting, held March 19 in front of the JTS building, was called to demonstrate to the JTS and to the public "widespread dissatisfaction" over the decision last Dec. 20 by the JTS Faculty Senate to postpone indefinitely any Seminary faculty action on the issue. Recommendation Deferred A resolution calling on the JTS to admit women for rabbinical training was approved by delegates to the 1977 convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative rabbis. The delegates agreed to postpone action on that resolution after Dr. Gerson Cohen, JTS chancellor, promised to set up a commission of 14 members, with himself as chairman, committed to submitting the commission's findings to the early in 1979. In its final report, the commission submitted a recommendation to the 1979 RA convention declaring it found nothing in Jewish Law barring women from becoming rabbis and proposed that "qualified women be ordained." That was the finding and recommendation which the JTS Faculty voted to defer indefinitely. Kahn told the JTA that GROW's next action will be at the RA 1980 convention, scheduled for hiamesha Lake, Muskie Sugg by Sol Linowitz by Joseph Polakoff they thought ir arsenals of the WASHINGTON, (JTA) -- particularly President Carter's selection of would upset Edmund Muskie, Maine's Democratic Senator, as his power balance. new Secretary of State to A former succeed Cyrus Vance is recalled to understood here to have been Telegraphic at the suggestion of his special Vance called Mideast Ambassador, Sol last minute" al Linowitz, who also helped him to vote for persuade Muskie to accept the On Soviet post in his 66th year. Muskie has Muskie and Linowitz supportive of attended Cornell Law School Vanik together in the late 1930's and have been close friends Soviets to socially and politically over the emigration years. When he ran for harassment nomination as President in families. 1972, Muskie counted Linowitz among his sup- Unique Muskie's porters. Linowitz, in his months as the President's A unique negotiator on the Panama Muskie's a Canal Treaty and in the West American politJ Bank--Gaza autonomy talks, that three often has Muskie as a dinner origin are guest at his home. positions in the affairs While the appointment of others are Zbic Muskie was a surprise, the fact head of the that the President went into the Council, and Senate to make his choice was Zablocki (D. not unexpected. It wa.s under- of the House stood, when news broke of Committee. Vance's resignation, that the President would seek a Another who prominent national figure to in world affain take charge of the State Poland itself, Department in a vastly noted, is different period in American Menachem foreign affairs. Brzezinski, is Muskie and Widespread reports that native Linowitz or Robert Strauss, Carter's re-election Campaign Their Manager. were in the running background, were not taken seriously in assurance their more knowledgeable circles, will devel, There was a feeling the topic in President would evaluate whether the Deputy Secretary of State listen more to Warren Christopher but with State Muskie's acceptance, have long Christopher was asked to stay which ultimatelY in his present position. Vance's resi whether become less Major Mideast Policy Changes Muskie's Unlikely elder statesman Muskie's accession is seen of long-time as unlikely to bring major Capitol Hill. changes in U.S. policy in the Fully Arab-Israeli situation, discussion over President Carter himself sets the policy and much of its who had detail. Muskie, like Linowitz, foreign poll( reportedly agrees with him on particularly as the basic elements or he Soviet Union would not have accepted the now possibl) JTS faculty for action. May I I-15. She said four non- assignment. Brzezinski ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooeooo Cohen said at the time that rabbinical JTS students would Muskie's record of 16years President Carter O A ,,,,,, ,l,,m,, the cmmissin's findings' attend the cnventin' as well in the Senate - his third term his cnfidence expected to favor admittance as other JTS students. She expires in 1982 -- and six capabilities by  of women, would be reported that GROW's years in the House shows a the Senate :  ADVICE BY    submitted with a commission membership includes some positive record in friendliness Committee and request to act on the findings 200 Conservative rabbis, toward Israel's needs and of the :  I  i,;' ' : Jewish community concerns. Committee ;.= /------ . ... 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