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A Editorials 4 Op-Ed 5 Calendar 6 Synagogue Directory 7 B'nai Mitzvah 8 Scene Around 9 Classified 18 O i~aron --Israelis are country's missile-defense first live test. '-2 shot down an incom- coast of California in the culmination U.S. project aimed at Jewish state from missile attack. :he $2.2 billion system 1980s, when Israel Soviet-supplied SWathe of surrounding ntercontinen- atomic main menace. was sion after the test. "We I to achieve :s against future sources, unit fired the Scud--its an island i the projectile was 2's advanced radar, which had been Los Angeles. missile, fired from and flying at nine images by IAI/BP Images/JTA An Arrow anti-ballistic missile is launched as part of the ongoing United States/Israel Arrow Sgstem Improvement Program. The mis- sile intercepted and downed a Scud missile, Thursday July 30, during tests on the Pt. Mugu Sea Range in California. This was the 12th Arrow intercept test and the seventh test of the complete Arrow system. times the speed of sound, struck the Scud in mid-air. "Bull's-eye!" cried the leading Israeli daily Yediot Achronot in a banner headline last Friday. Teheran, whose leaders regu- larly vow to destroy Israel, affected ' launched as part of the disdain. "Iran is not threatened by the Zionist entity's tactical moves," Iranian Air Defense Minister Ali Simhani said. But in what could signal a new round of brinkmanship, Iran an- nounced Saturday it had resumed building nuclear centrifuges, re- neging on a pledge it had made to international mediators seeking to limit the Islamic Republic's ability to make an atom bomb. The Arrow-2's unique design allows it to detect and destroy incoming threats in under three minutes at altitudes of more than 30 miles, high enough for fallout from an unconventional warhead to disperse harmlessly. Independent experts say the sys- tem is 95 percent reliable but some doubt it could perform against the Shihab-3, Iran's most advanced missile. "The Shihab-3 travels at about three miles per second--roughly four times the speed of Scuds and twice the speed of targets the original Arrow was designed to handle," said Jerusalem Post military correspon- dent Arieh O'Sullivan. But Defense Ministry officials in- sist the system is always being im- proved, and that its current deploy- ment--at least 200 Arrow missiles at two Israeli air bases--makes for a more than adequate protective"um- brella." Although Israel has hinted it could take preemptive action against Iran's nuclear program, akin to its 1981 air strike on the Osirak reactor in Iraq, there are those who welcome the Arrow-2 as aless confrontational security measure. "The events ofrecentyears suggest that a country that bases its strength solely on its offensive capabilities is exposed to those who refuse to play by the rules of its own logic, such as Saddarn in 1991 and the suicide ter- rorists since 2000," said Amir Oren of Ha'aretz. "Exposing a civilian population on the basis of the assumption that the enemy will be deterred by a response to a missile or terrorist attack is not responsible policy." "In Fitting Memory," a photo- a recipient of three grants from the graphicexhibitbyIraNowinski, will National Endowment of the Arts, open on August 18 at the HolOcaust he has been the official photogra- Memorial Resource and Education pher of the San Francisco Opera Center and will remain on display Company and has specialized in through September 30. photographing opera companies This exhibit features photographs and performances as well as the of Holocaust sites and memorials American Jewish experience. His from seven European countries, work is represented in permanent the United States and Israel. The collections of the Museum of Mod- photographs were commissioned ern Art, the Library of Congress, by the Judah L. Magnes Museum theVictoriaandAlbertMuseumand ofBerkeley, Californiatoaccompany the National Museum in England, thebooklnFittingMemory:TheArt the Lund Museum in Sweden, Yad and Politics of Holocaust Memori- Vashem in Jerusalem, the M.H. de als by Sybil Milton (Wayne State Young Memorial Museum, the San University Press, Detroit). Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The design and content of Ho- the Museum of Performing Arts at locaust memorials reflect national Lincoln Center and the New York differences in historiography, Jewish Museum. His photographs ideology, and culture as well as a have appeared in numerous books, variety of artistic styles and tradi- magazines and newspapers. tions of public sculpture. Despite This collection was donated to the specificity of each site and the the Holocaust Memorial Center national differences in perspective in 1991 in memory of Dr. Mitchell and emphasis, these memorials Shapiro by his family: his wife, Dr. collectively preserve for poster- Marilyn Shapiro; his mother, Mrs. ity the public memory of German Sybil Shapiro of Orlando; and his mass murder. They also represent brother, Mr. and Mrs. William Sha- the development of public art and piro of Oregon. memorial sculpture on four conti- The Holocaust Memorial Center is nents, open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m Nowinski is an independent Monday-Thursdayfrom9a.m.to4 photographer residing in San p.m.andFridayfrom9a.m.tolp.m. Francisco. A graduate of the San There is no a mission charge. For Francisco Art Institute (1973) and information, call 407-628-0555. The Jewish Community Centerare held in the JCC auditorium of Greater Orlando is tipping off in the fall, winter and spring to its 2004/2005 Select Youth Bas- ensure that an appropriate selec- ketball Program in August with tive process is achieved. Players tryouts forJts fall league. Begin- are evaluated for playing strength, ning August 15, tryouts will con- ability, experience, commitment, tinueinall age divisions through sportsmanship and overall at- September 9 as follows: titude. For more information, 8 years and under (cannot turn 9 years prior to August 1, 2005) 8/16 and 9/9 at 6:15 p.m. 10 years and under (cannot turn 11 years prior to August 1, 2005) 8/16 and 9/9 at 7:15 p.m. 12 years and under (cannot turn 13 years prior to August 1, 2005) 8/17 and 9/7 at 7:30 p.m. 13-15 years (cannot turn 16 years prior to August 1, 2005) 8/15 at 3:00 p.m. and 9/7 at 8:30 p.m. 18 years and under (must be a high school senior or younger) 8/15 at 1:00 p.m. and 9/8 at 6:30 p.m. I "The JCC Select Youth Bas- contact Dana Penrod at 407-645- ketball program offers youth 5933, ext. 260. the opportunity to represent TheJCCofGreaterOrlandopro- the JCC Rebels in a meaning- vides quality programs and activi- ful, competitive and organized ties for all members of the family basketball experience," said JCC from infants through school-aged Basketball Director Dana Penrod. children, teens, adults and seniors. "Qualified coaches help the play- All families in the community are ers reach theirbasketball potential welcome regardless of race, reli- emphasizing fundamental team gion or national origin. Over the and individual skills." Games are past five years, over $1 million in played at the JCC against Junior scholarships wereprovidedtoarea Magic, AAU and other teams af- familiesin need thanks to the gen- filiated with the FBVA. erous support received from Heart The JCC Rebels Youth Basket- of Florida United Way, the Jewish ball program is open to all JCC Federation of Greater Orlando, members and non-members on local businesses and individual a space-available basis. Tryouts donors.