Free at last?
From wire report!*
The family of Anatoly Shcharansky was granted exit visas
Tuesday by Soviet authorities, which will enable them to join him
The news came on the heels of the Helsinki talks Monday,
which broke down after only 90 minutes.
Visas were granted to Anatoly’s brother, Leonid; his mother,
78-year-old Ida Milgrom; Leonid’s wife, Raya, and their two child
ren, Alexander, 14, and Boris, I.
The family was given permission to leave the Soviet Union by
Saturday, Aug. 23; however, Leonid said he could not get airline
tickets to meet the deadline. He added that the Kremlin had
approved an extension to leave later, perhaps as early as Sunday,
Aug. 24, when the first air tickets to Israel are available.
Leonid said the five family members plan to go to Israel by way
of Vienna, Austria, the normal exit route for Jewish emigrants.
Anatoly was quoted as saying he might fly to Vienna to meet his
Is Jewish Indian chief
reai ‘member of tribe’?
J I A and from wire reports
Sioux Indian Chief Little Sun
Bordeaux, great-grandson of Chief
Crazy Horse who, together with
Chief Sitting Bull, defeated Gen.
Custer at his last stand at the Battle
of Little Bighorn, arrived in Israel
Monday to celebrate his bar mitzva.
The celebration took place Thurs
day at the Western Wall.
The bar mitzva, which occurred
amid much publicity and fanfare,
has raised questions as to Little
Sun’s claim of being in line to
become a Sioux chief because he is
a direct descendant of Chief Crazy
In the United States, Indian ex
perts and Sioux tribe members
have contradicted Little Sun’s
claim, saying that the great warrior
never married and had no children.
They added that chiefs don’t come
by their headdress through hered
ity but by acts they perform in life.
Little Sun, sticking to his story,
said, “Crazy Horse had a daugh
ter.” The boy’s mother. Armalona
Greenfield, who is Jewish and mar
ried an American Indian, claimed,
“It is lies. People are jealous of our
trip. Many Indian kids never get
off the reservation.”
The trip was paid for and publi
cized by El A1 Airlines. A spokes
man for El A1 said Ms. Greenfield
is “not exactly sure” what the rela
tionship is between Little Sun and
Crazy Horse, but had been told the
story by Little Sun’s father, Dallas
Chief Eagle Bordeaux, who lives in
South Dakota, and by his grand
The young chief, who lives in
Spokane, Wash., and whose Jew
ish grandmother also married an
American Indian, practices both
Judaism and his native Indian re-
See Chief, page 22.
It’s a boy!
The Southern I
The Weekly Newspaper For Southern Jewry
Optimism reigns despiti
90-minute Helsinki talk;
by Yaacov Ben Yosef
Special to The Southern Israelite
JERJUSALEM—Israel and the
Soviet Union held their first pub
licly acknowledged talks since 1967
in Helsinki Monday.
Originally supposed to last for
two days, the discussions ran only
90 minutes and that led to reports
that the talks had not gone well.
But an Israeli spokesman insisted
that more talks would be held at a
later stage and that this week’s
brief meeting should not be char
acterized as a failure.
Some speculated that the Soviets
may have cut short the talks when
it became apparent that the Hel
sinki get-together had become a
massive media event, something
the Soviets clearly did not want.
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir
called the Helsinki talks “a good
beginning” but he said that Israel
will demand that a Soviet delega
tion may visit Israel only if an
Israeli delegation is permitted to
visit Moscow. The Soviets, during
Yaacov Ben Yosef
Monday’s meeting, asked to send
such a delegation to Israel in Octo
Shamir said it had also been
made clear to the Soviets in the
meeting that any improvements in
the relations between the two coun
tries could come only if there were
a “substantial change” in the posi
tion of Soviet Jewry.
On the eve of the Helsinki meet
ing the Soviets took a decidedly
tough line, asserting that they wi
avoid “political negotiations” *
the Jewish state. Nonetheless,
fact that the two sides began m
ing engendered a certain optim
that Soviet-Israeli diplomatic rela
tions, severed since the Six-Day
War, would be renewed.
Speaking on Israel Radio over
the weekend, Prime Minister
Shimon Peres held out cautious
hope that the talks would be fruit
ful: “The Soviets have made a very
small step, of which we must not
overestimate the importance, but
at the same time this move opens
To explore those “possibilities,”
Israel sent Yehuda Horam to head
its two-member delegation. Horam
is an adviser to Shamir on Eastern
European affairs; heis all?o aforrfftf,
Israeli ambassador to Helsinki.
Strict secrecy prevailed as the
talks opened Monday: Newsmen
covering the event were not even
told in which building in the Fin-
See Helsinki, page 24.
baby to adoptive parents
Special to The Southern Israelite
The Atlanta Jewish population
was increased this week by the
advent of the birth of a child.
Under normal circumstances this
event, while cause for celebration,
would not be newsworthy. But for
David and Shirley Goldsmith (not
their real names), it was a very spe
The Goldsmiths were unable to
have children, and after numerous
visits to medical specialists, they
had attempted to reconcile them
selves to their inability to bear a
child. It wasn’t easy, however, and
caused more than the usual amount
of strain in this young professional
couple’s marriage. They had ap
plied to several agencies for the
adoption of a child, but were told
that waiting lists were long; that
the era of birth control and easy-
to-obtain abortions created less
babies available for adoption; and
that more and more single preg
nant women were keeping their
babies. Not too encouraging.
Then they heard about the re
vived adoption program at Jewish
Family Services Inc., and decided
to apply. After extensive interviews
Jewish Family Services staffers Judy Haberman and Saralee Kane deliver new baby to adoptive parents.
with licensed social workers to months ago the Goldsmiths were tive adoptive parents,
determine their suitability, a few placed on the JFS list of prospec- David and Shirley could not
believe it was true when Judy Hab
erman, JFS supervisor, called a
few weeks ago to tell them that
they were next in line to receive a
child and that an unwed mother
who had agreed to let JFS place
her baby had just gone into labor.
Unfortunately, their joy was dam
pened when they were advised that
the child had been born prema
turely and had to be kept in inten
sive care for a week. The additional
expense to J FS in the form of hos
pital bills for the natural mother
and the baby amounted to nearly
$10,000 more than the estimated
cost for a normal delivery, and
some of these expenses were paid
by JFS out of an emergency fund
established for the agency by con
tributors who wished to ensure the
success of the adoption program.
“There is always some risk,” says
Haberman. “but we try to keep the
risk as low as possible. In the end,
the joy we bring makes it worth
JFS has been involved in adop
tions for most of its 100-year exist
ence, but for the past 10-12 years,
due to the shortage of available
See Baby, page 22.
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