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Page 2, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News. Dmber 22, 1079 ITEM -- The U.S. has abbrogated its defense tzeaty with Talvran in announcing recognition of the People&apos;s Republic of Chlnt Pres. Carter told the naUon on television last week. We can visualize a similar broadcast some evening in the near future, maybe next year, or the next... "Good evening, fellow Amencans. I would like to read a joint communique that is being read at this very moment in twenty other capitals of the world. " 'The United States of America and the government of Egypt, Syria, lraq, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco United Arab Emirates, Oman, Algeria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Mauritania, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and the People's Republic of Yemen have agreed to recognize that the regions known as the West Bank of the River Jordan, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem of occupied Palestine, are rightfully the domain of the new State of Liberated Palestine and that the Golan Heights is the domain of Syria. And that the premier of the new State -- Yasir Arafat -- will visit Washington the end of next month to implement an exchange of ambassadors between the new State and the aforementioned nations. " 'We also recognize that the State of Israel is a legal part of the new Palestinian state, but let me assure the United States will continue its friendly relationship -- including trade, exchange of culture and other non-governmental support -- EDITOR'S DESK By 9ene Starn, Editor & Publisher "...a joint communique with the Arab League" but will discontinue the supplying of arms or aiding in the defense of this area.' " As the President ends the commun:Kiue, he smiles. He has learned to keep his teeth from showing, but the spedal curvature of his lips-still carries a stilletto bite. He continues: "Our only purpose in joining these developments is the tremendous prospect for finally realizing peace in the Middle East. Through the intricate negotiations that i first undertook at Camp David in Se and that we have continued through months of productive talks with Pres. Egypt, Premier Arafat, King other leaders in the area, we are this combined action will reduce the international conflict and further the peace in the Middle East and the rest ( wodd. Let me state that we have no purpose in mind than the advancement in the area. We are not abandoning the people We will continue, through means, to carry on trade with the Israelis in non-military goods and have received assurances from the new Palestinian government that those will be alowed to remain. We have assurance from the various Arab that the people of Israel are in no safety, although certain misdirected the past will be rectified. We have responded to the Middle situation, not for any transient or reasons, but are simply recognizing the reality of the claims of the 141 million e Arab nations. "We believe that all of our friends realize the wisdom of our decision." 10<:lilOllmcl (Copyrisht 1978, Jewish Teletraphic A|ency, inc.) By David Women and Zionism Americans speak of the "founding fathers" but not of the founding mothers. Israel is the first land with a "founding mother" -- Golda Meir. There were many able women in America at the time of the struggle for independence. If you read the letters of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, you may conclude that she could have been as able a President as her husband. When America, after the raUficatJon of the Declaration of Independence, needed money for arms, John Adams was sent abroad to get some, but Mrs. Adams was not sent. When Israel, after her declaration of independence, also faced an empty treasury, Golda Meir was sent to Perica to get it. To be sure, Ben Gurion first proposed to go himself but Golda Meir vetoed the idea. Ben Gurion, she said, you are needed in Israel. I will go to . AMERICAN NEWS REPORT . By BEN GOLUB America. She went -- not even taking time off to change her clothes for the trip -- and she came back to Israel with some $50 million. (3olda was not the first woman in Arnedca to raise the Zionist banner. Back in eadier days--before the CMI War--the poetess and actress, Ada Isaac Menken, wrote beautiful poems calling on Jews to re-establish their ancient state. Later Emma Lazarus, one of whose poems is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcoming the immigrants to America, also turned Zionist, and wrote a poem calling for a rebirth of the Maccabean spirit and the rebirth of Jewish nationhood. Golda Meir knew of the Jewish tragedy more directly. As a little child in Russia, she had seen her carpenter father climb a ladder to nail a board against the door to protect the home from a scheduled pogrom. The next day the hooligans would be visiting the Jewish homes to rob and kill. When the Milwaukee, she enlisted in the Zionist of milk and honey. suit berths. Nothing Frances Perkins, woman to have a post Cabinet, once only time her sex had was in climbing trees. Zionism, Golda found of her sex. The fact that siniflc.a., nt worldwide aavanc]ng indirectly women's politica| same time drawing attention to Israel itself. not onl 3 broader than that a Israel loomed as an world no matter what Nations resolutions Black Jews In Amedca Fewer than 5000 Black Dr. Berger, who retired Black Jew but does set forth Nearly all heads of Black o n I y A m e r i c a n BI a c k sions on Blacl Jews now live in the United recently as director of social the criteria for making such a congregations use the title converted under Orthodox request, States, according to an planning of the Federation of determination. The customary 'rabbi' but when pressed, they auspices, along with his estimate by Dr. Graenum Jewish Philanthropies of New yardstick has been conversion will relate that the use is in the congregation, which included Blacks Berger, who has published York, said the history, practice by an Orthodox rabbi, original sense of 'teacher.' " a few white Jews. Later, he ]973. He what is believed to bet he first and future of Black Jews is The book, "Black Jew in Dr. Bergerindicated that there took the name and title of commission comprehensive, in-depth and under investigation by Jewish America," deals with such "just are not enough benefits Rabbi Avraham Coleman. authentic study of a leaders, issues as whether or notthere to be derived by being Jewish According to the foreword, recently. phenomenon which has Dr. Berger indicated he was an African influence on today to warrant any mass Rabbi Trainin said the Rabbi evoked widespread controver- makes no value judgement as the ancient Hebrews, the trials movement by Black people to synagogue commission that sy among white Jews. to who is and who is not a of inter-racial marriages and the adoption of Judaism." created a committee to study attend their effect on children, ! Ethiopian Jews, Black Jewish Rabbi Trainin said there is the needs of Black Jews, their YMHAs and problems and their aspira- from Jewish celebrities, and Israel's and no organized movement in the tions. These touched on agencies. America'srelationtotheBlack Jewish community "to locating them commission I I I O Please enter my subscription for the rest of this year and _1 ! all of 1979. I am enclosing $11.00 for my Florida address, I | $12.00. if out-of-state. I ! 17 Please send a gift subscription in my name (under OLD II address) to the name listed under NEW address. I am II enclosing $11.00 for a Florida address, $12.00 for out-of- I state. II I Mail to: HERITAGE, P.O. Box 446, II Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 I in Jewish If you are moving soon, please fill in the Israelite. The book traces the convert either whites or Blacks neighborhoods and affiliation Black Jewish coupon below and return it to us. Or if you history of Black Jews from but for anyone who genuinely with white synagogues, yeshivas and II prefer, callus:(fromOrlando)834-8787or834- ! Biblical times to today, wishes to convert, the ways Rabbi TrainintoldtheJTA more than 11 i 8277, (from Tampa) 224-0070. I Dr. Berger indicated a belief and means are available." that he performed conver- such schools. l Be certain t include bthyurOLD and i that cnversion fr some Rabbi Trainin tld the Jewish  NEW address. Blacks to Judaism is an effort Telegraphic Agency he meant to escape from the stigma a specific Jewish-sponsored Use the coupon to order a new or gift attached to race. He said ongoing movement, and not subscription by filling it out carefully and | some Blacks will continue to the classes carried on under I including the correct subscription amount, enter Judaism by choice as Conservative and Reform Published Weeklg in separate Tampa and O I theyseek"neworallegedtyold auspices for prospective except for two issues during the surf O Name I identity, some through converts. OeneStarn, EdltorF.,Publher It Address, Apt.#. I association and by conversion EDITORIAL: Managing Editor, Tinker Sale; Ass't. =1 ' City, State, ZIP ........ I and marriage. For some He is described in the Barbara Coenson:Contributors:LindaAmor N Name " Jewish family structure dedication in the Berger book Photography: Eua Durann, DanAlbert. I II WE Address, Apt.# II provides a sense of warmth as one who knew the leaders PROIXICTIOPh Laura Ruth, Elaine StarrL | City, State, ZIP and security." of Black Jewish groups ADVERTISING: Coordinator:Susan Esteue2 personaly and helped many to Goldberg Berger reported that "with a utilize the full complement of SUBSCRIPTION few exceptions, Black Federation's services and $11.00 per calendar year ( .binning in JanuaPJ) synagogues have not attained particularly asked the thereafter to FIonda addresses; 12.50per any degree of legitimacy in the Federation to support Haatzad and Canada. For other countries, please inquire. formal religious Jewish Harishon, whose leaders were MALING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 446, P(JBUCATION OFFICEJ 711 F Altamonte Dr. (SR community, And with one engaged in verbal battles with Altamonte Springs, Florida. exception, no Black leader of a leaders of Taharas Yisroel, PHONE NUMBERS congregation has ever headed by then Robert Tampa= (813) 224-0070 Odando: (305) received ordination. Coleman, who said he was the