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November 06, 1981 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-11-06

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10 Friday, Noisier 6, 1S1

Two Soviet Emigres Reach for Too Much _

When they arrived in
Israel, they were wel-
comed by the Jewish
Agency and the Absorp-
tion Department. They
received an apartment in
Jerusalem and were
helped to open an office
for translations and
photo-copies. Helena
knew several languages,
as she had worked in the
Tass Press Agency in
The couple married le-
gally and had a daughter.
They led an idyllic life.
Helena was always dressed
in imported clothes. The
couple borrowed money
from neighbors and friends
and always had debts. This
life did not last long.
One day they vanished
from their apartment in
Jerusalem. Helena went
with her daughter to Paris,
where she joined with
Christian Russian emi-


The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

TEL AVIV — In the
Armon Hanaziv quarter in
Jerusalem has lived until
recently two Soviet Jewish
emigres, Leonid Kolczinsky
with his young wife Helena.
She is the daughter of a
Soviet minister in one of the
Soviet republics.
Helena comes from a
strict Russian Orthodox
religious family. She was
educated by her religious
grandmother, who influ-
enced her to leave the Soviet
Union and go to the Holy
City of Jerusalem.
Helena met the Jewish
Zionist activist Leonid
Koloczinsky and helped him
fight for the right to leave
for Israel. She proposed a
marriage of expediency so
that they could leave Rus-
sia. Kolczinsky agreed and
her father obtained exit
permits for the couple.

Her husband disappeared
leaving heavy debts. He
wanted to join Helena in
Paris, but the neighbors in-
terfered. The police forbade
his leaving the country and
the furniture in the apart-
ment was confiscated.
The police looked for
him for months, finally
found him and arrested
him. He spent several
months in prison and
when he was released he
disappeared again.
Kolczinsky was active in
the secret Betar movement
in Latvia. He was born in
Kharkov and by the age of
13 he was already active in
the Zionist movement.
Helena was strongly op-
posed to the Communist re-
gime. Her father tried to
read to her news from
"Pravda" in order to break
her opposition. When he
failed, he agreed to her leav-
ing the Soviet Union so that
she would not interfere with

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his career.
When Kolczinsky ap-
pealed to the Soviet
authorities for an exit per-
mit to Israel, he was
mobilized into the Soviet
Army. He refused to swear
allegiance to the army if Is-
rael was not mentioned in
the oath. For this he was
sent to the Chinese border
for army service. He put on
his barracks wall pictures of
Menahem Begin and Moshe

Israel Defense
Minister to Visit
U.S. Nov. 30

Sephardic Leader Eliachar

Eliahu Eliachar, a promi-
nent leader of the Sephardic
community in Israel who
devoted much of his life to
fostering better under-
standing between Jews and
Arabs, died last weekend at
age 82.
Mr. Eliachar, a busi-
nessman and writer who
was a member of the first
two Knessets an• served as
a deputy mayor of
Jerusalem, was born in Is-
rael to a family which
traced its antecedents to

Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon will visit Washing-
ton Nov. 30 for talks with
Secretary of Defense, Cas-
par Weinberger on strategic
cooperation between the
U.S. and Israel.
He will be preceded some
'weeks in advance by a
high-level Israeli military
delegation that will hold
preliminary talks to pre-
pare a "memorandum of
understanding" for the two
officials to sign.
Last week, immediately
after the U.S. Senate
AWACS vote, Sharon had
let it be known to the media
that he proposed to postpone
his U.S. visit, originally
scheduled for sometime in

Serena Brumer

Serena Brumer, a
member of Cong. Bnai
Moshe for more than 40
years, died Oct. 31 at age 72.
Born in Czechoslovakia,
Mrs. Brumer was a member
of the Bnai Moshe Sister-
hood and a former board
She was active in Hadas-
sah, Sinai Hospital Guild,
Allied Jewish Campaign,
United Jewish Appeal, and
was a member and past
president of the Hebrew
Ladies Aid Society. She was
a life member of the Jewish
National Fund and was on
the board of directors of
Women of JNF.
She and her husband,
Max, planted a forest in Is-
Besides her husband,
Mrs. Brumer leaves a sister,
Mrs. Pearl Iczkovitz; and
nieces and nephews.

Austrian Police
Arrest Vienna
Bombing Suspect

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New Shekalim

The Advisory Committee of
the Bank of Israel has
authorized planning for the
eventual printing of 500
and 1,000-Shekel notes. The
exchange rate now is 13.7
shekels to the dollar.

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Hashish Found

$3 million worth of hashish
has been washed ashore on
an Israeli beach

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VIENNA (JTA) — Aust-
rian police have arrested a
Palestinian who they be-
lieve planned and organized
the killing of Vienna City
Councilman Heinz Nittel
and the attack on the
synagogue in the Austrian
capital. According to the
Interior Ministry, police in
Salzburg arrested Bahij
Younis, 28, who was carry-
ing a Jordanian passport.
A search of his home pro-
duced a number of hand-
guns, hand grenades, and
several Arab passports.
Police believe he is one of
the top organizers of the ex-
tremist Palestinian group,
Al Asifa, headed by Abu Ni-

The government will spend
more than 800 million
shekels on Project Renewal
this year.


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Marranos who fled the
Spanish inquisition in the
15th Century.
The family moved to
Amsterdam but resettled in
Jerusalem as early as 1485.
Mr. Eliachar was the
founder of the World
Sephardi Foundation and a
co-founder and vice
president of the World
Sephardi Federation. He
was honorary president of
the Israel Council for Pea&
with the Palestinians.



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