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The Jewish Floridian
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63 v. : ;
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English
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Jewish Floridian Pub. Co.
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Miami, Fla
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October 18, 1929
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United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1927?
Dates or Sequential Designation:
-v. 63, no. 20 (May 18, 1990).
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Editor: Fred K. Shochet, <1959>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 47 (Nov. 25, 1932).

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VOL. .-NO. XXXXXIII. IAMI, FL

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ORIDA, OCTOBER 18, 1929


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Organizations
Foster Member-
ship Campaign

Miami Jewry responded to
the call issued by the Jewish
Welfare Bureau when all the
Jewish organizations of Mi-
ami were representedat a
meeting held at the Talmud
Torah Auditorium, Wednes-
day night.
Mr. Day J. Apte presided
and told of the splendidlwork
being done by the Jewish
Welfare Bureau and outlined
the purpose of the meeting.
He was followed by Rabbi Is-
rael H. Weisfeld of Beth Da-
vid, by Rabbi Dr. Jacob H.
Kaplan of Temple Israel and
other speakers who all urged
the need of unified action and
support of the Jewish Welfare
Bureau as a matter of self-
respect and the only effective
means for taking care of the
needy whose demands were
growing insistent every day.
As a result of the appeals
made a resolution as adopted
to hold an intensive campaign
beginning next Monday morn-
ing for the purpose of secur-
ing memberships to the Bu-
reau at the sum of ten dollars
per member. Donations and
pledges for more than the
minimum amount will be ur-
ged wherever the donors are
able to afford more than the
minimum fee.
Teams will be organized at
a meeting of the Captains se-
lected which will be held at
the Talmud Torah Auditorium
next Sunday iiight, at 8 p. m.
ThP city has been divided
into sections and each team
will be given a number of
pro-1 active members to be
seenl. Mr. Day J. Apte has do-
nated a prize which will be
awarded to the team making
the best record in the way of
new memberships.
Among the organizations
represented were: The Beth
David congregation, Temple
Israel, Mens Club of Miami,
Sisterhood of Temple Israel,
Ladies Auxiliary of Beth Da-
vid Talmud Torah, Friendship
League, Chesed Shel -Emes,
Council of Jewish Women, the
Junior Council of Jewish wo-.
mnui, and Sholom Lodge of
Bnai Brith and a number of
other local Jewish organiza-
tions.
The matter of forming a
Federation for the support of
National Jewish Charities was
discussed at length and a re-
solution was adopted that a.
committee be appointed to
formulate pla and submit
them fo o ral ef the
annual ie at z. Jewish
Welfare B1 oC October 80
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Mens Club of
Miami Holds Its
Regular Meeting
As we are going to press
an important general meeting
of the Mens Club of Miami is
being held at the Biscayne
Masonic Hall, N. W. 15th ave.
and first street. Matters of
grave importance to the gen-
eral welfare of Miami's Jew-
ry and civic duties will be dis-
cussed at this meeting. Ar-
rangements and plans for the
winter program for the organ-.
ization are to be formulated
at this meeting.


Talmud Torah Congregations to
Urge Registation Hold Special Suc-
of Jewish Pupils cos Services Here


The Talmud Torah of Beth
David is conducting full class-
es without any let up on ac-
count of the Holidays. The
teaching staff composed of
Cantor I. H. Pekarsky and S.
Rohald are on duty every day
from 4 to 8 p. m. and every
parent who desires to have his
child attend either the Hebrew
or Yiddish classes is urged to
register his child immediately
so that they may enter the
classes just recently begun.


\ PALMS and MYRTLES


Thy praise, 0 Lord, will I proclaim
Y In hymns unto Thy glorious name.
0 Thou Redeemer, Lord and King,
Redemption to Thy faithful bring!
S Before Thine altar they rejoice
With branch of palm and myrtle-stem;
To Thee they raise the prayerful voice-
Have mercy, save and prosper them.

Y They overflow with prayer and praise
Y To Him who knows the future days.
Y Have mercy Thou, and hear the prayer
Of those who palms and myrtles bear.
Thee day and night they sanctify
And in perpetual song adore;
Like to the heavenly host, they cry,
'Blessed arfThou for evermore.'

Eleazar Kalir, 8th cent.
(Trans. Alice Lucas.)


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Coral Gables Ap-
point City Manager
Edmund Friedman, director
of public service, was appoint-
ed acting city manager of Cor-
al Gables at an executive ses-
sion of the city commission
Tuesday night, which accept-
ed the resignation of R. M.
Davidson, city manager 'for
the last five years.

Jewish Physician
Named to Staff
Dr. Samuel Aronowitz, pro-
minent local Jewish physician
was appointed attending Ob-
stetrician and Gynencologist
at the Victoria Hospital which
was this week, recognized by
the American College of Sur-
geons as a standardized Hos-
pital.
Jewish organizations will be
endorsed and supported. Rab-
e ,PTBo H. Kaplan, Rabo
al..~t L. W.i-feld, Dr. M.


Jew, Catholic and
Protestant Plan
Welfare Work
NEW YORK.-Calvin Cool-
idge, ex-president and Protes-
tant; Alfred E. Smith, ex-
governor and Catholic; Julius
Rosenwald, philanthropist and
Jew; the three have dined to-
gether once a month since last
July in New York.
The secret of these meetings
were partially explained to-
day. They have been discuss-
ing the administration of a
fund of millions "to be used
for the public good."
Former Governor Smith
verified the essential facts.
He said: "Yes, Mr. Coolidge,
Mr. Rosenwald and myself
have been getting together
since last July. We have dis-
cussed a philanthropic fund
but I am not prepared to go
into this at the present mo-
ment
"There will be an aimounce-


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The Succos services will be-
gin at Beth David, Friday
evening at 6 p. m. o'clock and
Saturday and Sunday morn-
ings at 9 a. m. o'clock. Cantor
I. H. Pekarsky will chant the
ritual at all three services and
the sermons on Saturday and
Sunday mornings will be
preached by Rabbi Israel H.
Weisfeld as usual. The sub-
ject of the Rabbi's sermon on
Saturday morning wil be "Too
High to be Seen ?, and on Sun-
day morning the subject of
the sermon will be "The har-
vest People." It is probable
that one of hte sermons will
be delivered in Yiddish. Im-
mediately after the services
on Friday night, and Satur-
day and Sunday mornings, the
worshippers will be the guests
of the Ladies Auxiliary of
Beth David David Talmud To-
rah at an old fashioned "Kid-
dush" when refreshments
will be served.
Attention is called to the
fact that Yizkor services will
be held at the Synagogue on
Saturday morning, October
26th, and that only those
names of departed will be re-
cited which have been left at
the office of the Synagogue.
It is customary that a dona-
tion for the Talmud Torah ac-
company the filing of the
names, in accordance with tra-
ditions.
At the Temple Israel
Rabbi Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan
will preach the sermon on
Friday evening the first night
of Succos on the subject of
"When one visits Egypt." A
special musical program ap-
propriate to the Holiday has
been arranged. The Altar will
be beautified for the services
lately over it, in addition to
which there will be a Succah
adjoining the Temple Build-
ing.
At Beth Jacob Synagogue,
Miami Beach the usual ser-
vices for Succos will be held
at 6 p. m. Friday evening and
8:30 a. m. Saturday and Sun-
day mornings. At one of the
services Mr. L. Abrams the
president of the Synagogue
will deliver a sermon apropos
of the Holiday. The following
week there will be a celebra-
tion for the Children on Sat-
urday evening and a celebra-
for the older folks on Sunday


To My Way
Thinking


of


SRabbi Israel H. Weisfeld

Now that the tumult and
shouting has died, and the
captains and the kings about
to depart one can lean back
and coolly reflect the entire
matter.
Briefly this is what hap-
pened. Premier Ramsay Mac-
Donald of England journeyed
three thousand miles to
America conferred with
President Hoover, and later
delivered an address, which
was broadcast over the radio
to the entire country. This ad-
dress, the essence of which
was an appeal, jointly agreed
upon by President Hoover
and the English Premier, to
the other governments to
join hands with England and
America in an honest effort
for reducing navies and gener-
ally promoting the realization
of universal peace, elicited
thousands of congratulatory
letters.
Truly, in the light of his-
tory, this is a very signifi-
cant and epoch-making occur-
rence. Picture the frankly
contemptuous look of George
the III. upon being told that
some day the powerful Eng-
land, Mistress of the Seas,
whose boast it is that the
Sun, never sets on British
Soil" would cross the Atlantic
to confer with the Whipper-
snapping colonies upon a mat-
ter so vitally important as
that of the reduction of
navies. Preposterous!! And
worse still, that this same
England would be represented
not by His Sovereign Majes-
ty, the King of England, not
even by His Royal Highness,
the Prince of Wales, but by a
man representing the labor-
ing people, the common, ignor-
ant, plodding, worthless, no-
*account Tommies.
It's all so beautiful. And
yet why is it that I remain
unmoved? That I do not feel
myself glow with happiness
at the realization of one of
man's fondest dreams? Why
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Election of Bureau
Officers to be Held
The annual meeting of the-
Jewish Welfare Bureau for


morning, the election of officers will be
held at Kaplan Hall, in Temple
tional figures together recall- Israel on Wednesday evening,
ed to observers a provision in October 30th.
the will of the late Conrad All members are urged to
Hubert. He left a fortune of attend and those not ..
between $8,000,000 and $9,- members are urged to
000,000 with the stipulation that they may help s*
that It was to be used for the those best fitted to;
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN


To My Way of Thinking
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(Continued from Page 1)
am I skeptical? I am skeptical
because, while I do not doubt
the sincerity of either of the
two statesman, I do greatly
doubt the feasibility of an
idea brought about in the
manner in which this has
come about.

Just as long as about nine-
ty cents of every dollar the
taxpayer gives to the govern-
ment, goes to defray the ex-
penses of no nobler institu-
tion than the army and navy,
just as long as the United
States of America has in its
cabinet a Secretary of War
but no Secretary of Educa-
tion or Secretary of Health;
jus tas long as the launching
of a new cruiser is a national
event attended by the highest
notables while the dedication
of a long needed institution
of learning is honored by the
presence of a few ward poli-
ticians and timid educators-
there can be no peace that
will be worthwhile.

A country that allows and ev-
en encourages the lobbying of
parties frankly intent upon
furthering the interests of
war and wholesale slaughter,
while it ignores or even sup-
presses pacifistic bodies; a
country that is tolerant of
and even amused by the ras-
cality of such scoundrels as
shearer, such a country has
not yet reached the stage of
perfect understanding of the
true nature of peace.

Why is it that the League of
Nations has been effective on-
ly in a few, minor instances
and been a rank failure in ad-
justing the differences of
powerful nations? Why is it
that in the recent massacres
in Palestine, the protest and
righteous indignation of a
shocked world was futile--
and that the presence of two
dreadnaughts in Palestinian
waters plus some bombing
airplanes and a few detach-
ments of stolid soldiers
brought the barbaric Arabs
back to reason pronto? And,
pray, why is it that coinciden-
tal with this fervent plea, and.
after it. the Russian-Chinese
war calmly progresses while
the entire world, pretends to
be looking in the other direc-
tion? Why?

Why? Because the request
for universal peace must
come from within and not
from without.
The beautiful prophecy of
Isaih, "Nation will not lift up
a sword against another na-

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tion, and they will no longer
learn the art of warfare" will
become a reality only after the
people of the world will have
become peace-minded; only
when peace propaganda and
not military tactics will have
come universally common;
when th efolly of war and the
blessed beauty of peace will
have become so obvious that a
child will immediately com-
prehend.

When will that come about?
Just as soon as school histor-
ies cease being a series of
war-stories, with special em-
phasis laid on the minutest
and most trivial war-campaign
details, while utterly ignoring
the birth and development of
new cultural movements, of
broadened life philosophies.
When Socrates, Abelard, Dan-
te, Newton, Goethe, Schu-
bert and Voltaire can vie in
popularity with Alexander the
Great, Frederick the Great,
and Napoleon Bonaparte-
when the names. Dewey,
James, Harvey Robinson,
Eugene Debs, Charles Eliot
will be as familiar to the child
as the names John Pershing,
Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and
Bobby Jones--in other words
when education becomes radi-
cally different from what it
is at present, when public
functions will be graced by
educators, passionate paci-
fists, authors, rather than by
admirals and generals.

Best of all, when people of
one country lose their innate
suspicion of the people of the
adjoining country and, unarm-
ed and disarmed treat them
like brothers, war will be a
tale told by doddering grand-
fatheqs to frankly skeptical
grandchildren. Only educa-
cation is potent enough to
bring this change about.

Because of the above men-
tioned, I rejoice that even dip-
lomatic circles have sensed
the trend and are perhaps her-
alding the approach of a new
dawn, but, also because of the
above, there is an alloy in my
joy; I am skeptical, and I
hope and pray, unjustly so.


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Byp Emabelle Stein
In a little village in the
eastern part of Europe Mrs.
Cohen had been born, reared,
taught her letters, and mar-
ried. Her first departure from
her native town was her trip
to the United States, where
her husband had preceded her
by several years. After hav-
ing been in this country for
some time, she wrote the fol-
lowing letter to her sister:
"Dear Sonia:
"How is ever'ting by you?
By me is all awrite. De chil-
dren go to school and loin
good. Yoseph is vell and voik-
ing, and I been so bizzied sinc-
ed I come over here, I can't
find no time for nothing be-
cause dere is too mutts to see.
Ven I foist come to America
my head vas svimming from
all de wonderful tings vat I
see all de time. Before I come
yet to land, ven de sheep v\as
yet on de ocean maybe five
miles avay or more, I see -
vooman standing on de shore
vit her hand stretched oit,
already vanting to shake
lands vit me-a poifect stran-
gerin she never seen or hoid
from in her life. So nice from
here to be so friendly! I vas
so affected I wanted to cry,
but I left my hankechef in de
steerage and I did not like to
go down after it on account
de smells, so i did not cry. I
ask somebody near me 'Hoo is
dat vooman?' 'Liberty.' said
a man. 'Oi,' says I, 'dat is Mrs
Liberty.' I feel mutts grate-
fulness in myself. I love her
already dis Mrs. Liberty, and
if all de voomens in her land
are like her I vill love them
all. Den ven ve come nearer,
dat same Mrs. Liberty vas
growing up so big all of a


Sudden, my knees begin to
knock against demselfs from
mutts scaringness, and de
more nearer ve come to de
shore de more bigger she got.
'Mine Gott!' I yonder in my-
self vit mutts trembles, 'are
all de voomans in America so
big?' Den tank God! I see my
Yoseph coming to meet me.
He tells me dat big vooman
vat I see is only a statue,
made from stone or some-
thing. Pikcher dat! Just a
stone figger!
"Yoseph is very good to me,
but sometimes I tink he don't
love me like he used to no
more; but maybe America
love is difference, and I don't
understand de langwige so
good yet maybe.
"Oi. you shood see dis land.
Everting is so difference here
from our country. You skweeze
a button and a light jumps
oit, not from de button, no!
from anodder part of de room
altogedders, from de ceiling
or from a vail. It is kind of
handy after you get used to it.
Last Sonday I vent vit Yos-
eph in de treater to see a
show vich everybody said vas
xery good. After ve vaited
dere maybe for twenty or
toidy minutes, a vall vent up
in front of us and some mans
and \voomans all dressed up
\it mutts sparkles and short
skoits speaked to each odders
and sometimes to demselfs,
like crazy vons. You cood see
deir legs vay up high-I vas
ashamed of dem. All dey did
yolk on de platform-stage,
Yoseph calls it-and talk loud
to each odders. Dey valked
jost like odder people. I cood
talked like dat and cood talk
maybe louder yet den .dey.
After dey made a lot of monk-
ey bizness for two hours vit
deir child's play, de vail vent
down on de same place again
and ve cood not see dem no
more. Dey call dat acting by
dem! I shure cood do so good
myself if dey vood let me, but
dey vod not pay me maybe


anyhoi, so vy shood I? A
Yoseph paid yet a dollar
a piece for dese seats andl
did not use dem off a
you shood see, ven ve got
dey vos so good like bef0
ve set down on dem. I ain'!
kickin,' but ven ve pay f
tings, ve shood get our mon
ey's voit, no? Vat you think?
"De foist time I vent to see
de stores and de big buildings
Iwas sooprized. Dey are so
high dat you can't see so far.
up vit your eyes. You see, dey
don't build hoises here on de
ground like dey shood but von
hoise on top of de odder, may.
be for to reach de sky like de
Tower of Babel; anyways it
looks like it. Veil, dese hoisee
shure are high. Dey say dey
can do ever'ting in dis country
All dese high buildings ar
made up of a roof and a base.
mentical vit a lot of sweets
of rooms in between. Nobody
valks on de stairs-oi, yes,
dey have stairs but dey save
dem maybe not to get doidy,
and ven dey have to valk upl
stairs or higher yet, vay up.
stairs, dey go in elevators. A
elivator is a kind of liddle
was void on de platform-stage
hoise vit four vails (not big.
ger den my labetory), vat
takes you up and down be-
tveen dese piled up hoises vat
Yoseph calls departments and
sweets and all kind crazy
names. Ain't it funny to call
a bunts of rooms sveet ven
it ain't like sugar a tall? Veil,
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THE JEWISH

FLORIDIAN
A weekly newspaper published at
Miami, Florida
by
The Je'ish Floridian Publishing
Company
a2 8. W. FOURTH AVENUE
Phone 8745

6

EDITORIAL STAFF
J. LOUIS SHOCHET
A CHOCHOM
BEN DOOM
A. N. ASHER

EDITORIAL

Coming as this issue does,
on the eve of Succos, the cul-
mination of the High Holi-
days and which is ended by
Sinchas Torah, "The Feast
of the Law" we wonder wheth-
er a thought or two may not
be devoted to what Judaism
means. So much has been said
of recent years as to the fail-
ure of Judaism and especially
Traditional Judaism to at-
tract the younger folks, and
so much has been made of the
so-called lack of adaptation of
Traditional Judaism to pre-
sent day demands that we feel
it to be our duty to present
for the perusal of our read-
ers what we consider to be
dne of the most splendidly
written papers on the subject
that it has been our fortune
ever to read. Rabbi Drob is
considered to be one of the
most able of present day Rab-
bis especially amongst the
graduates of the Jewish The-
ological Seminary of America
and has been noted for his
stand in favor of Traditional
Judaism and against the at-
tempts of many of his col-
leagues of the Conservative
movement to change tradi-
tions and observances. It may
be recalled to oar readers that
the famous paper referred to
in the end of the article, "I
am a Hebrew" by Dr. Cyrus
Adler, president of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America amonst other things
affirms the belief that the
sexes must be separated in
Synagogues affirming their
belief in traditional Judaism.


A Reaffirmation
of Traditional
Judaism
By Rabbi Max Drob


I was born in a very pious
Jewish home. Both my par-
eate observed even the min-
utlae of the Jewish law. In
tbh little Pbhish town where
I spent my childhood, Jewish
observance was the rule and
not the exception. All my
teachers were God-fearing


men of impeccable character
ho aru o y practiced
The Ju they taught.
They wr U
Wv- uninnabl


me, which they had receiv-
ed from their parents and
teachers, who in turn had re-
ceived it in direct line from
"Moses, Joshua, the Elders,
the Prophets, the Men of the
Great Synagogue, the Rabbis
and the Scholars" of every
generation. This Judaism they
received, and this Judaism
they taught me.
I have never had the inclin-
ation to while away my time
in idle speculation as to what
kind of a Judaism I would
have liked to receive. To do
so would have been as idle
as to speculate on what kind
of a mother or a father I
would have liked to have. If
I had been consulted, I might
have chosen a mother as beau-
tiful as .Venus or a father as
rich as Croesus. Fortunately
or unfortunately, I was not
consulted in the matter. It was
God's will that I should be
born in a certain place to cer-
tain parents. Likewise, the
Judaism I profess is not of
my making or of my choos-
ing. Had I been brought up
without any religion, I really
do not know if I would have
chosen Judaism. In fact, I feel
reasonably certain that had I
been born of Christian par-
ents. I would have remained a
Christian and might today
have been addressing a Chris-
tian assembly on Fundament-
alism. If I am a Jew, it is
therefore because of no men-
tal processes or philosophic
researches, but simply be-
cause God willed it that I
should be born of Jewish par-
ents. Nor can I say that I
have ever consciously chosen
Judaism, since Judaism never
granted anyone the right to
say whether he desired to re-
main a Jew or not. It is one
of Judaism's cardinal doc-
trines that a Jew who breaks
any of its laws is a sinner,
and he who leaves the faith is
a traitor. Judaism is there-
fore not only my birthright
but also my responsibility
which I cannot shirk or re-
pudiate.
This Judaism I received in
my little town, and while
there, I observed it as a mat-
ter of course. When I came to
this country, while I found the
observance of Judaism not so
general as in my birthplace,
I was privileged to move in
circles that were loyal to the
Torah. My Hebrew education,
too, was continued under
teachers who were as devoted
to Jdaism as my parents.
The immigration to this coun-
try therefore occasioned no
change in my adherence to
Traditional Judaism, its tenets
and practices.
When I decided to enter the
ministry, I chose the Jewish
Theological Seminary because
I believed it to be an institu-
tion for the promulgation of
Traditional Judaism. Reading
its history, I learned that Sa-
bato Morais of blessed mem-


ory founded it because the
older institution at Cincinnati
had definitely broken with
tradition. At first he had be-
lievad that Torah was non-
setmridan ad that it was pos-
or ilfor one institution to
both the tra-
d the then less tra-
i th. When,
r Tr.in the Wladsrs


realized his error and set
about to found a separate in-
stitution for the training of
Rabbis pledged to Traditional
Judaism. Thus the Jewish
Theological Seminary from its
very inception was committed
to Traditional Judaism. Many
have been the detractors of
the Seminary, but I challenge
them to point to any instance
wherein it has deviated from
its avowed loyalty to tradi-
tion.
Dr. Schechter of blessed
memory repeatedly stated
that the Seminary is not the
center nor even the nucleus of
a third party in Judaism. The
Seminary, he insisted, has no
desire to promulgate a new
Schulhan Aruch or even to
amend the old one, and it cer-
tainly presents no new the-
ology. Higher criticism he de-
cried as "higher anti-Semi-
tism" and he cautioned us
against adopting its conclu-
sions. He required the profes-
sors and the students to ob-
serve traditional Judaism, a
requirement which can be
found in every Register of the
institution. He saw to it that
the model synagogue at the
Seminary was conducted in
strict accordance with tradi-
tion, and its beautiful service
reflected the spirit of loyalty
that animated the institution.
When the United Synagogue
was founded, its constitution
distinctly stated that it did
not sanction the innovations
made by some of its consti-
tuent synagogues. If there
has ever been a change of
front, no statement to that ef-
fect has ever been made. I
look in vain for any record
that the United Synagogue
ever amended that clause in
its constitution or that the
Jewish Theological Seminary
ever ceased to be loyal to the
avowed purpose of the foun-
der. In preaching and teach-
ing traditional Judaism, I
therefore feel that I am loyal
to the charge given me at my
ordination eighteen years ago.
Since that time, I have re-
ceived no revelation from God
urging me to reform Judaism,
nor have I been conceited
enough to feel divinely or-
dained to reconstruct tradi-
tional Judaism. Had I been
asked to recast. Judaism, I
might have been tempted to
create a Judaism different in
many respects from tradition.
Yet, on second thought, seeing
the mess our Reform col-
leagues have made of their
task, I believe that I would
still prefer the cumulative
wisdom qf the ages to the
snap judgement of the day.
Had I, during these eighteen
years, come to the conclusion
that I could no longer preach
and teach traditional Judaism
I would have been honest
enough to part company with
the Seminary, the Rabbinical
Assembly and the United Sy-
nagogue. Likewise, had these
institutions, God forbid de-


parted from traditional Juda-
ism, I would have felt it my
duty to break with them pain-
ful as the process might have.
been.
Traditional Judaism as it
was taught in the Seminary,
differs from the wseadlhA Or-
thodox Jd a .. cd.
is Eatern Eip < f


While touring through the
Great Smoky Mountains an
artist paused at a picturesque
spot, parked his car by the
roadside, laid out his paint
box, palette and easel, and
prepared to sketch the scene.
An old mountaineer came by
and stopped to watch these
preparations, with keen inter-
est. He had never seen an ar-
tist at work, but he recogniz-
ed the materials as paint and
brushes.
The artist had a happy
thought. What a character
study this man would make!
"I'1 tell you what I'll do, my
friend," he said to the moun-
taineer. "If you'll let me paint
you I'll give you five dollars."
The old fellow hesitated and
scratched his grizzled beard as
though in perplexity.
"What do you say?" urged
the artist. "That's an easy
way to make five dollars."
"Yes, suh, I know that," re-
plied the old man, "and I'd
shore like to make it. But
what's a-worryin' me is, how
would I git the paint off'n
me a'terwards ?"
*
"Nurse," said the amorous
patient, "I'm in love with you.
I don't want to get well."
"Cheer up, you won't," she
assured him. "The doctor's in
love with me, too, and he saw
you kiss me this morning."

The question, "Name two
Indian tribes of Mississippi
and tell something about their
costumes and habits," was
answered as follows by a
negro applicant in that state
for a teacher's certificate:
"The Coco Colas and the
Semicolons. They wore feath-
ers in there costumes and
their habits was bad."

Judging from the way
some fellows drive, if the road
turns at the same time they
do, it's merely a coincidence.
*
A Michigan man can play
,he ukelele with his toes.
Splendid idea! That leaves his
hands free for self-defense.

"Can you imagine anyone
going to bed with his shoes
on ?"
"My horse does."

The colonel of an Irish re-
giment was bawling out a pri-
vate for cowardice in battle.
"Well, Pat, have you any-
thing to say ?"
"Please, sor, before we
went into action you said,
'Strike for home and country,'
and I struck for home."
*
"Were you present at the
wedding?" asked the guest.
"Yes, I took a hand in the
matter," answered the groom.
C*


"I've been
tor's care
gyewrWO


under the doc.
for thirty-five

mu., what has
iw. with .ou?"


An oyster met an oyster
And they were oysters two.
Two oysters met two oysters
And they were oysters, too.
Four oysters met a pint of
milk
And they were oyster stew.
*
Judge (after charging
jury): Is there any question
that anyone would like to ask
before considering the evi-
dence?
Juror: A couple of us would
like to know if the defendant
boiled the malt one or two
hours, and how does he keep
the yeast out?
*
A friend of ours called up
a sorority house and asked
the young maiden to give him
a hot date; and she gave him
the Chicago fire.

"Are you sure your folks
know I'm coming home to din-
ner with you ?"
"They ought to. They ar-
gued with me a whole hour
over it."
*
Very often a prohibition
agent can get fifty gallons out
of a car in less than a mile,
while the owner cannot do bet-
ter than twenty miles to the
gallon.
*
Citizen: What do you think
of the new policeman? Police
chief: Oh, he's pretty good in
a pinch.

If a groom doesn't feel like
a fool during the ceremony
just let him wait about two
weeks.
*
At least you've got to ad-
mit that married life brings,/
the male closer to the femin-
ine type.
S
The girl who is born a lem-
on will never be squeezed.
*


When the doctor
tongue should be seen
heard.
e


calls a
and not


First Gold Digger: How's
business ?
Second Spade Wielder: Ter-
rible; there's too much free
love going on these days!
*
How like and yet how dif-
ferent-
Now I've just had a notion
The peanut roasting
dago man
And the moving picture
camera man
At work use the self same
motion.

George Brown was walking
down the street,
A fellow grabbed his straw,
*And stamped it undernekt
his feet
And laughed a gay hee bw
He said that it was time for
him :
To discard his old st9aw. |
But George did not t;
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Friday, October 18, 1929.











THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN


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:SO C IE T


The weekly meeting of the
Friendship League was held
at the Talmud Torah, Wed-
S nesday evening. Plans were
discussed for a Hallowe'en
party. After the meeting
dancing was enjoyed. At this
S metmg it was \oted to cancel
the meeting and dance of Oct-
ober 16th in favor of a meet-
ing called by the Jewish Wel-
fare Bureau, to which the
| eague sent its representa-
tives.

The Simchas Torah supper
and get-to-gether party of
Temple Israel Sisterhood will
be held on Sunday evening,
October 27, at 7 'o'clock, at
Kaplan Hall. Mrs. H. I. Homa
is chairman. Many surprises
are being planned for that
night.

The first bridge luncheon
of Temple Israel Sisterhood
will be held Monday, October
21, at 12:30 at the Boulevard
Inn, Biscayne Boulevard at
27th Street. Tickets will be
one dollar. For reservations
see Mrs. Louis Snetman or
call the entertainment chair
man, Mrs. Herbert E. Klei-
man.
*
Program meeting of Mana
Zucca Music club was a de-
lightful affair at 4 p. m. Mon-
day afternoon in Mazica Hall.
Miss Francis Tarboux, first
vice president, was hostess in
the absence of Mme. Mana-
Zucca, who is visiting in New
York city.
The program for Monday,
according to Miss Frances
Druckerman, publicity chair-
man, was rendered by the fol-
lowing artists: Robert Kist-
ler, who will play a violin con-
certo by De Deriot; Beatrice
Hunt, "Die Lotus Blume" and
"Standchen," by Schumann;
Eleanor Clark, "Polichinello,"
Rachmaninoff; Percy Long,
"Out of the World, Your
Eyes," O'Hara; Faye Rogers,
"Doris" and "One Spring
Morning." Nevin; Jane
French, violin obligate.
First program of the sea-
son was given last Monday in
Mazica hall, with a large at-
tendance. A message from
Mana-Zucca and a telegram
from Miss Bertha Foster,
both expressing interest and
stating expectation of return-
ing, to Miami .shortly, were
read by Miss Tarboux at the
maetigg,
Included on the club's exec-
utive board are Mrs. L. B.
Staffbtd,b Miss Frances Tar-
boux, Faye Rogers, Ruby
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Belle Bissett, Gertrude Sher-
man, Adelaide Clark Ritten-
haus, Eleanor Clark, Estelle
Cromer, Dora Miller, Bertha
Merrill Frances and Irwin M.
Cassel.
*
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fried-
man have returned from a
four week's trip to Washing-
ton, New York and Asheville.
*
Mrs.l A. E. Rosenthal and
Miss Helen Farkas will be
principal speakers at the
meeting of the Ruth Bryan
Owen Oratorical club, at 2:30
p. m. Friday at the home of
Miss Farkas, 136 N. W. 25th
Avenue. Current events will
be discussed by the members.
*
Mrs. Isidor Cohenentertain-
ed at her home in Shenandoah
last Saturday in honor of the
conservative group, Rabbi I.
E. Friedman, of Chicago.
0 *
Mr. Max Goldenblank is
still a patient at the Jackson
Memorial Hospital where he
is confined as a result of a
serious accident.
*
The meeting of the Ladies
Auxiliary of Beth David Tal-
mud Torah held last Tuesday,
at the Talmud Torah Audi-
torium heard the reports of
-everal of its important com-
mittees amidst enthusiastic
applause.
Mrs. Manuel Rippa, chair-
man of the Rummage Sale
Committee and its most ac-
tive worker reported that a
large sum of money was real-
ized. The Entertainment com-
mittee headed by Mrs. M.
Schonfield reported that a
large number of donations
had been pledged towards the
Succos festivities at Beth Da-
vid which will include the
daily Kiddush immediately af
ter services each day of suc-
cos, and which will be follow-
ed by the Children's Succos
celebration on Simchath To-
rah October 27th, at 2 p. m.
o'clock. Various other commit-
tees reported and the chair-
man of the Bazaar and Ball
Committee Mrs. S. Abenson
made a brief talk on the plans
of her committee.

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Mrs. A. E. Rosenthal ac
companies by her daughter.
Jean Phyllis returned to the
city last week after an ex-
tended vacation spent in the
North. She will resume her
practice of Dental Hygienc-
with her husband Dr. A. E.
Rosenthal in the Professional
Building.
*
Mrs. Dave Kahn who was
11 at the Victoria Hospital re-
turned to her home where sh -
is now convalescing.
*
Mrs. Evelyn Small is still a
patient at the Victoria Hospi-
tal where she recently under-
went a serious operation.
*
Mrs. Ben Hirschfield who
was ill at her home is out
again and is feeling much hbet-
ter.

The general meeting of the
Junior Council of Jewish Wo
men will be held at the Tal-
mud Torah Auditorium next
Tuesday night, at 8 p. m. at
which time some very impor-
tant business will be acted
upon and the plans for the
winter season will be discus-
sed.
The card party of the Beth
David Talmud Torah. Ladies
Auxiliary will be held at the
Talmud Torah Auditoriumr
next Tuesday evening. Octo-
ber 22nd, at 8 o'clock. Mrs.
Louis Ruscol, Mrs. M. Hoff-
man and Mrs. M. Schonfield
will be the hostesses. The
public is cordially invited and
urged to bring their playing
cards with them.
The Miami Chapter of Ha-
dassah will hold its installa-

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lridgtg at the Alcazar Hotel,
next Wednesday att 12:30 p.
m.. tickets to which will be
$1.00. ,Reservations may be
made through Mrs. Harry
Ruhin or Mrs. Alex Goldstein.
A very interesting program
has leen prepared after which
Iridge will l)e played.

Mr. and Mrs. Hyman N.
Ievy, 1625 S. W. Fifteenth
street, will entertain in honor
of their niece. Miss Trene Sc-
gall of Baltimore. Sunday
evening.
*
The Boy Scouts of Temple
Israel will resume their activ-
ities next Wednesday night,
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patient al the Vidtbta Hos pi.
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the Ladies Aamiiiary of BRdthio
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at the Tathnud Toridh Auditer.h
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN


friday, October 18, 1929.


SOCIETY
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(Continued from Page 4)
Miss Marjorie Friedman
celebrated her birthday by a
rty at her home last Wed-
esday at which she enter-
ined a number of her little
friends. Miss Marjorie is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
eyer Friedman.
*eye *
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rubin
celebrated their wedding an-
iversary by a dinner for the
embers of the immediate
family at their home in North
West Fifth street, last Tues-
ay evening.
*
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zalis
returned to Miami after a
stay of about six weeks in
altimore, their former home.
*
The Loyalty Club, Auxiliary
of the Emunah Chapter of
the 0. E. S. is holding a well
attended social and card party
at the Talmud Torah Hall, as
we are going to press Thurs-
day evening. Bridge is being
played and prizes will be a-
warded at the close of the
ames. Refreshments are be-
ing served.

The Fortnightly Book Re-
view Club will meet at the
home of Mrs. Jos. S. Fields,
S. W. 21st Road, next week
to review "The Well of Lone-
liness."
Mrs. Fields will review the
bool and a general discus-
sion will follow.
The club meets every two
weeks and during the season
quite a number of the most
popular books both fiction and
otherwise are discussed.

Council of Jewish Women
will meet in Kaplan hall, 137
N. E. 19th street, at 2:15 p.
m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, the
meeting being called for the
purpose of electing a vice pres-
ident, recording and corres-
ponding secretary.


A Reaffirmation
of Traditional
I Judaism
By Rabbi Max Drob

(Continued from Page 3)

pean brethren, we believe that
traditional Judaism in this
land can be promulgated only
in synagogues that are out-
wardly as well as inwardly
beautiful, and at services
where decorum and order pre-
vail. We believe that tradi-
tional Judaism must be
preached in English, a lan-
guage which the people un-
derstand, and by men who are
the masters of their congre-


nation by virtue of their secu-
ar as well as their religious
education. The Hebrew School
e insist, must be as beauti-
ul as, if not ranPe beautiful
than, the silec school and
Must empl i latest peda-
yogic i tat
4ft. Ju


real orthodox Judaism has
never been opposed to beauti-
ful synagogues, to orderly
services or to modern meth-
ods of teaching and preach-
ing. The "beauty of holiness"
was not discovered by Reform
Judaism; it was always the
possession of traditional Ju-
daism. Only the pitiable econ-
omic conditions and the lack
of order characteristic of Sla-
vonic lands, weaned the Jew
from his love for the beauti-
ful. As the Jew in America
rises culturally, he sees to it
that his synagogues reflect
the higher cultural standards
prevailing in his home life.
As to the content of Juda-
ism, there is really no differ-
ence between the traditional
Judaism as it was taught at
the Seminary, and Orthodox
Judaism. We believe in the
divine revelation of the To-
rah, in the binding character
of tradition and the duty
to practice the laws of Juda-
ism as promulgated in the To-
rah, as interpreted by the Tal-
mud and as codified by the
sages of Israel. We realize
that life has not stood still
since the Torah was promul-
gated. In every age and in
every clime, conditions have
arisen calling for the readjust-
ment of the old to the de-
mands of the changed~times
and the changed environment.
Judaism has not been de f to
these demands for readjust-
ment and change, but it has
insisted that they be made in
the prescribed manner either
through interpretation by
competent scholars, or thru
legislation by a duly consti-
tuted Sanhedrin. It is a libel
to state that Judaism in post-
Talmudic times became petri-
fied and set its face against
the demands of life. What
really happened was that Ju-
daism opposed wanton or un-
licensed change either by in-
dividuals or by groups. Rabbi
Joshua and Rabbi Eliezer, for
example, were taught the les-
son and that Judaisrm as a re-
ligion of "law and order" de-
mands the subordination of
one's individual opinion sound
as it may seem, to the will of
the constituted authority.
Otherwise, chaos and anarchy
may result. If therefore we
feel that certain laws like that
regarding the Agunah, for
example, require revision, we
are at liberty to do so if, by
examining the laws in ques-
tion and by the accepted rules
of interpretation, we find
them amenable to revision.
Failing to find such justifica-
tion, we should be loyal
enough to tradition to obey
these laws, difficult as they
may be, until "Catholic Israel"
shall have legislated their re-
vision. In asking this, tradi-
tional Judaism makes no
greater demand than our gov-
ernment, which has always in-
sisted that as citizens we obey
the laws of the land uhtil
they are amended or repealed.


Traditional Judaism, there-
fore, has always been oppos-
ed to change by individuals
or groups as endangering
"Catholic Israel." The intro-
duction of changes in the sy-
nagogue, for example, harm-
Isa Os it may be in itself, be-
o, 'S .-catatrophic, as. it
*ithfji. wiity oflIsaEl It
bSSS.)at Ji*s like Rabbi


are barred from worshipping
with us. If we, therefore, de-
sire certain changes, we can
obtain them by fostering re-
spect for authority and main-
ly by ourselves as leaders re-
cognizing the binding power
of authority. Otherwise we
shall have not one Judaism
but a hundred Judaisms, not
one Shulhan Aruch but a
Shulhan Aruch for every sy-
nagogue.
Traditional Judaism as it
was taught in the Seminary
differed from so-called Ortho-
dox Judaism in its attitude
towards research and scienti-
fic truth. There is nothing in
Judaism which it is afraid to
subject to the most searching
examination. "The seal of the
Holy One, blessed be He, is
Truth," and anything false
cannot pass the test of true
Judaism. We challenge anyone
to point out anything false
in our religion, and we are
not afraid of the results of
Real, honest scientific re-
search. In this view, too, we
are not at odds with true Or-
thodoxy. Almost eight hun-
dred years ago, Maimonides
stated that he was not afraid
to subject anything in Juda-
ism to. -the most searching
scrutiny. "If it could be prov-
ed," he stated for example,
"that the world has been eter-
nal, I would accept that view
in spite of the fact that the
Torah specifically states in
the beginning God created.
the heavens and the earth, for
the gates of interpretation are
never closed." Traditional Ju-
daism therefore always
squares its beliefs and prac-
tices with truth. Should any
of them ever be proved false,
it must be repudiated as not
from God, who is the God of
truth. Traditional Judaism
does not, however, believe in
squaring its beliefs with the
"world outlook of the day."
For that outlook may be
false. There is no merit to a
view because it happens to be
the view of the day. The nine-
teenth century produced a
Samson Paphael Hirsch and
a Hafetz Haim, while the first
century produced an Elisha
ben Abuyah, who could have
been the keynote orator at
any Menorah convention. Our
observance of the law is
therefore not conditioned by
our modern world outlook,
which may be false, but is to
be judged by the canons of
truth. Above all, the basis of
our attitude to Judaism is to
be found in the amount of
genuine love we have for the
faith. If I really love my
mother. I will not urge plastic
surgery for her face, I will
love every wrinkle of her wi-
thered countenance. If we
truly love Judaism, we will
not try to throw out this
prayer or that custom, but
will interpret and embellish
each line of the ancient faith.
We will teach our congrega-
tions that it is we who need


reforming rather than Juda-
ism, for the cardinal princi-
ples of the faith are as true
today as when they were first
promulgated. For Judaism is
truth on the march to final
victory.
I need not protest my sin-
cerity in lining to Tradition-
al Judaism, since from a matt-
eria int of e it
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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AUTO PARTS
MIAMI AUTO WRECKING CO.,
-Incorporated-
Has Parts For Your Car
606-608 North West Fifth Street
Phone 5050 (fifty-fifty)
BLOOM AUTO REPAIR
& PARTS CO.
N. W. 17th Ave. at 23rd St.
Phone 23631
The Largest car wreckers in
Florida
L. (Pop) GERSON
Buyer of All Kinds of Scrap Metal
We Sell Auto Parts
2141 N. W. SECOND AVE.
Phone 20621

BAKERIES
GOLDSTROM BAKING CO., Inc.
1349 Washington Ave.
Phone 2836 Miami Beach
The finest in Bread and Cakes
Obtainable at the
Rosedale Delicatessen, Nwe York
Delicatessen and Empire
Delicatessen

BAGS and METALS
AMERICAN BAG & METAL CO.
Phone 21147
610 North West Fifth Street
EAST COAST BAG & METAL CO.
(Inc.)
I. L. MINTZER
MACHINERY OF ALL KINDS
435-445 N. W. 8th Street
Phone 4485
PEPPER METAL CORP.
Scrap Metal and Machinery
N. W. Cor. 5th Ave. and 14th St.
Phone 22546

BUILDING SUPPLIES
J. SIMPSON
Building Materials,
Roofing Paper, Asphalt
423 N. W. N. River Drive
Phone 7251

DELICATESSEN
ROSEDALE DELICATESSEN
170 N. W. 5th St.
We Supply Your Every Want

FISH & SEA FOODS
STANDARD FISH CO.
629 W. Flagler St.
Phone 2-3862
EAST COAST FISH CO.
"The Best in Fish and Sea Food"
Curb Market S. W. 2nd Ave.
Phone 22736

FOUNTAINS
Cold Drinks
Candies and Lunches
THE SHRADERS
Corner 1st St. N. W. and 3rd Ave.


FURNITURE
FURNITURE EXCHANGE,
INC.
321 N. Miami Ave.
We Buy and Sell Furniture

INSURANCE
Life Fire Casualty Bonds
RAUZIN INSURANCE
AGENCY, Inc.
Phones 22565 32452
137 N. E. First St.
Miami, Fla.
JOSEPH M. LIPNITZ
"Service That Makes Friends
and Keep Them"
Insurance Underwriter
Lawyer's Bldg. Phone 2-0317 2-1522
LEON ELKIN
Is now Local Representative of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
and is ready to serve his friends.
Residence
1620 N. W. 30th STREET
Phone 26085

LAUNDRIES
NATIONAL LAUNDRIES, INC.
"Trustworthy Service"
1048 N. W. 5th Ave.
Phone 8131

PHARMACISTS
BRYAN PARK PHARMACY
Chas. Tannenbaum,
Pharmacist
(reg. pharmacist for 17 years)
Cor 22nd Ave. and 8th St. S. W.
CRYSTAL PHARMACY
Dr. A. D. Halpern, Ph. G. Ph. D.
Prescriptions Our Specialty
128 N. Miami Ave. Phone 29713

PIPE and STEEL
ADELMAN PIPE & STEEL CO.
58 N. E. 25th St.
Aat F. E. C. R. R. Phone 21420

A. & B. PIPE AND METAL CO.
Phone 81855
53 North East 25th Street

PRINTERS
MIAMI PRINTING CO.
"Prting That Pays"
Phone 28261
107 South Miami Avenue

TIRES
MOHAWK TIRES
JOHNSON TIRE COMPANY
1361 N. E. 1st Ave..
Phones: 4114-4115


FOR YOUR OWN GOOD VISIT THE

West Flagler Market, No. 2, Inc.
941 S. W. 22nd AVENUE.
The Home of
CHOICE GROCERIES, FINE FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES
HIGH GRADE WESTERN MEATS
Phone 82771
WATCH FOR OUR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS


BUY AND. BUILD ON THE BEACH'
LISTINGS IN ALL LOCATIONS
PRICES LOW

J. GESCHEIDT, Inc.
Reactors and BRplRos -
Wa-i-gto. Ave. Wi". Fe H B..
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Friday, October 18,


THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN


A Reaffirmation
of Traditional
Judaism
By Rabbi Max Drob
1 /
(Continued from Page 5)
preach the radical doctrines.
I, too, could have thundered
at the cherished traditions of
the faith, secure in the knowl-
edge that no harm can come
to me. People, too, might
have called me brave and dar-
ing, though I fail to see the
bravery or the daring in
preaching a Judaism that pays
so much better than tradition-
al Judaism. If I have preach-
ed and practiced traditional
Judaism, it is because I have
believed it, and I shall cor-
tinue to preach and practice
it because of that faith. If I
did not believe that the laws
of the Sabbath are of divine
origin, I would have consid-
ered myself a criminal if I
urged young men to starve
rather than violate the Sab-
bath, merely because my an-
cestors aped the Babylonians
and adopted their day of rest.
If I believed that the laws of
the Torah are not of divine
origin, I would have been
heartless if I urged men and
\vomen to make every con-
ceivable sacrifice for the ob-
servance of these laws merely
because my oriental ancestors
in a little corner of Asia pro-
mulgated that way of life. To
me that is mere "Shintoism,"
the deification of our dead
ancestral rites. According to
that view, had the prophets of
Baal prevailed at Mt. Carmel,
it would have become our
duty to worship Baal. There
is a marked difference be-
tween our preaching and that
of our Gentile colleagues. The
Protestant clergy does not
preach anything touching the
material comfort of the coii-
gregation and, in asking its
membership to lead the good
Christian life, impose no un-
due hardships. Th esame life
can be preached whether one
is a Fundamentalist or a Mod-
ernist. This is not the case
with Judaism. We are asking
our members to observe laws
which entail sacrifices, we ask
them to abstain from certain
foods, thus causing them a
great deal of hardships: we
ask them to close their shops
on a day when general busi-
ness is at its height; in a
word, we ask them to lead a
life which will always expose
them to the enmity of their
neighbors. I for one feel that
only at the behest of God
could such a demand be made.
Once we conclude that Juda
ism is manmade, there is no
valid reason why the Jew
should make so many sacri-
fices to maintain it outside of
Palestine. As a civilization,
Judaism can have no greater
claim on the American Jew


than German, French and
Italian culture and civilization
have on Germans, Frenchmen
and Italians who have become
American citizens. It would
certainly not be worth dy-
ing for such "a way of life."
I have been asked, "Can
you preach that Judaism to
the young men and women of
today? Wil they accept your
view of Judaism?" Of course
the simplst answer would be


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that the view of the young
men and women is immaterial
to me. If my view is correct,
what matters it whether it is
palatable or not? If it is the
truth, I must preach it, as I
dare not preach what I do
not believe. But is it true that
the young people do not want
traditional Judaism? If my
observation counts for any-
thing, those who want Juda-
ism at all, want the undilutedl
type. The only group of young
people that has made its re-
ligious yearnings vocal is
Young Israel, and it has come
out unequivocally for tradi-
tional Judaism. As to the so-
called Menorah group. I won-
der if any kind of Judaism
would please them. I for one,
do not propse to put a sign
on Judaism reading "no rea-
sonable offer refused." I do
not care to act as the receiver
in bankruptcy, accepting a
fifty per cent settlement for
all the claims of religion. I
certainly shall not accept the
mandate to create a God pleas
ing to certain elements. M,
God cannot be made to order.
He has existed for eons before
the Menorah philosophers.
Aaron made the mistake of
heeding the cry "make us a
god," and you know what he
produced-a golden calf. It is
about time that we take our
orders from tradition and not
from what we imagine our
members desire. Experience
shouldd teach us the folly of
surrendering our traditions
for the sake of strengthening
oud congregations. For over
forty years some congre-
gations have compromised,
and what has been the result
-they have been preparing
members for Reform Juda-
ism. Ten years ago, for
example, we were told by
one of the leading members
of the Rabbinical Assembly
that we must create centers to
please the young. "If the
young must dance, let them
dance in the synagogue; if
they must play, let them play
in the synagogue; if tney must
swim, let them swim in the
synagogue." Carrying out
this reasoning, if they must
eat on Yom Kippur, let them
cat in the kosher synagogue:
dining room. What hasbeenI
the result of this catering to
the young? They have danced
in the synagogue, they have
played in the synagogue, they
have evenbeen swimming in
the synagogue, but they still


have to pray in the iiynago-
gue. It is aibut time th.lt \t
and not the laymen's commii'-
tee )n ritual decide whether
the prayers are to lie retaiin-
ed or not. It is about time,
that we make it imp_)ossilel
for a imelmbert to say l ii-;,
"If you cannot let u> di this.,
why did we .1oin y(tour i'\na-I
giyogue"'
If numbers' cunt for amll
thing. I may mildestly sa.'
that my atttendance n Sal-l
hath morning while in N.ew
York was three times that ,ii
the colleague whoI has I'ee.i
trying to square his Juldaismi
with the "world outlllik" .'Iit
his membenlrs. This attendmlance
was maintained although I re-
fused to iv\e a hitterr'" fl,-
riding on 4the Sal bbath. At
Philadelphia, my atntiendanlce
again is almost as lariL.e a.
that of all the other Semin-
aIry sy nagogul-es combinild, IueL.,
I Believe to the fact that my
syvnagoguIe has always Iieenl
loyal to tradition. I therefore
honestly bellieve that it is pos--
sible to preach and teach tra-
ditional Judaism. If we I will
.-peidtl the time we now deo itt_
in dissecting .Judaismn t creat-
ing a love for the Torah and a
Slespect fori authority y, \w~
will foster in this land as ilva!
a Jewry as ever graced any.
land of the Diaspora.
Dr. (''vrir s Adler in his i 1
mortal "I AM A HEBREW',"
-ummniried uip the burden of mny
;iap~r in llne sentence: hat
has l't-een plreser\ve- fr four
1h Lsalndl years, \v;was not sav'-
ed that I shioull oi rthrow
ii." W ith the hd of (;,d I
hall c,, nti. e t, cuntriute
mi\ mite to, vards its uplbuild-


, BUSINESS ,
GOSSIP ,

Those who have dined at
the (;. & R. Restaurant in the
past will le happy at the an-
lnou1nceent that thle genial
Sproprietors rs s R. Iose ;old-
:tein and Mr. Harry Rocialsky
have reopened their newly de-
corated restaurant at 403 N.
E. 2nd Ave.. beginning with
Friday evening. (Otober 18th.
The entire dining room has
been newly painted and de-
corated, and modern Iequilp-
ment added. A private dining
room has been built and mo-
dernly e(luipped to serve I)ri-
v'ate parties.


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Mr. M. Schiff who is well
known in the l)airy and bak-
ing I)uisnies. has opened an
enlarged and Irevovated mod-
rn store handlli g bakery and
dlair proilucts exclusively.
liaxing had an extensive ex-
e.ritnlice in the dairy LIusiness
fr a; large number of years
in the North the past several
\ arsI1 in Miami, the customers
ma v rist assured that the
Ipr-,ducts offered them will be
i.f li.e fini is olitainalble.
Sitiuat'ed in the Jewish shop-
ii igl secti .n, tlie new\ store
will li an addltdl convince to
th l u' 1i lic.


The Biscayne Inn wh
was closed, will be reope
this coming Wednesday e
ing, October 23rd, by 1g,
Berlin, who will pers
supervise all matters tia
Inn. Mrs. Berlin was fo
in the Restaurant bui
for a long time in Nash
Tenn., and for the past i
years has been a residents
Miami. It will be the policy(
the Biscayne Inn to keep i
en all year round and no
merely for the tourist sease
only. Mrs. Berlin has caterer
a number of banquets and
fairs during her stay in I


Just A Happy Reunion!

BEGINNING

Friday, October 18th
A T 5 I'. M.

\'ill He The Reopening of The Beautifully
Renovated

G. & R. RESTAURANT
i 403 N. E. SECOND AVE.

1 FAMOUS FOR THE FINEST OF STRICTLY
KOSHER COOKING


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UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT OF

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THE BISCAYNE INN
158 N. E. THIRD STREET
Under New Management of Mrs. H. Berlin

Wednesday Evening, Oct. 23rd
Where the finest of home cooked meals strictly Kosher
will be served in the most pleasant surroundings.

Make your reservations for the opening night and for the
Holidays by calling 20859


MOST REASONABLE PRICES IN TOWN


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