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THE JEWISH UNITY
FLORIDA'S ONLY JEWISH WEEKLf
\ ,1. 8No. 21
MIAMI. FLORIDA. FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1935
Price Five Cents
Shall We Change
By PROF. SAMUEL S. COHON
Question: Since American condi-
ons make the observance of Sat-
:is a day "I' rest almost im-
sible, why not change to Sun-
Would not Judaism be
engthened by doing away with
, existing hypocrisy of working
B day on which we should
Answer: Mr. A. has raised a
I fficult question that has trou-
i the leaders of Reform for over
We. who have given the Sabbath
to the world, are now in danger of
! ising this day of rest and of sanc-
ition. Where the Jews live in
elusion, they can still observe it
with ease, but where they stand in
close contact with the non-Jewish
world, they find it extremely dif-
ficult to keep the Sabbath. The
industrial revolution of the last
century has changed the modes of
social as well as of economic and
commercial life of our people. We
have been drawn into the vortex
of the new life. To our neighbors
the seventh day of the week is ai
day of buxy toil. Should the Jew-
orker refuse to labor on that
daj he may lose his work on the !
remaining six days. The business .
man who closes his store or office
on the Sabbath may have to keep
ised also the rest of the week.
ptional cases appear here and
re. But, in the main, the eco-
nomic conditions of our country
militate against the Jewish Sab-
Few Practice Sabbath Rest
As long as Judaism was held
with great tenacity, Jews were
iady to sacrifice their worldly
I ^sessions in order to comply with
its requirements. Under the tem-
per of the present age, with the
ling ardor for religion, few are
the men and women in any reli-
gious communion who are ready to
give up their livelihood for the de-
mands of ritual. In consequence,
otherwise conscientious Jews are
constrained to work on the day of
rt st and to rest on the day which
always been to them a day
work. Every time we read the
ient prayer: "May our rest on
Sabbath be acceptable unto
." we feel the glaring contrast
tween our profession and our
: ractice. To some it indeed sounds
like hypocrisy. How can our rest
on the Sabbath be acceptable to
'her God or ourselves?
In view of the hollowness of our
position, the -suggestion is made
now and then: Why not transfer
the Sabbath to Sunday, the day
jpon which we arc free from labor
and business? If the seventh day
Sabbath cannot be kept let us at
least save the Sabbath idea by ob-
serving it on the first day. Re-
form has made other changes, why
not this one as well, and thereby
reinvigorate Judaism by restoring
to so many Jews the institution
which is so vital to their spiritual
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Give Card Party
What promises to be an excep-
tionally enjoyable event is the ben-
efit bridge being sponsored by Mrs.
Adolph Daum and Mrs. William
Clein at the home of Mrs. Daum,
526 N. W. First st.. Sunday eve-
ning, May 26th, beginning at 8
o'clock. The proceeds will be used
for the Talmud Torah fund of the
Ladies" Auxiliary of the Miami
Jewish Orthodox Congregation.
Prizes will be awarded for high
scores and refreshments will be
served. Members and friends of
the congregation are urged to at-
To Hold Closing
Closing exercises for the Sunday
school of the Miami Jewish Ortho-
dox Congregation will be held at
thi' Synagogue, L64G S. W. Third
st., Sunday evening, June 9th, he-
ginning at H o'clock. Members of
the classes will be presented with
certificates and a program with
the life and work- of the Kamliam
(Maimonides) as the theme will
hi' given by the pupils of the
school under the direction of Rabbi
Julius Washer. The Rabbi will he
assisted by Mr. Joseph Greenberg,
chairman of the Synagogue's Board
of Education. Students who will
participate in the program are
Martin Greenberg, "-car Rappa-
port, Mildred Berkowitz, Kay U.
S h o c h e t, Lawrence Feinberg,
J'manuel Seitlin. Esther V. Shochet,
Mortimer l.asky. Harold Berko-
witz, Gerald Shulan, Joseph Dweck,
Stanley Tanncnhaum, Ethel Mint-
zcr. Phyllis Shulman and Mania
Beth David to
Annual election of officers of
Junior Hadassah took place Mon-
day evening at Beth David Talmud
Torah. Newly elected officers are
as follows: Miss Sylvia Rayvis,
president: Miss Ida Safer, first
vice-president; Mrs. Murray Gross-
man, second vice-president; Miss
Ruth Sontag, third vice-president;
Miss Beck Nash, recording secre-
tary; Miss Yetta Feiner, corre-
sponding secretary; Miss Anita Sil-
verman, financial secretary; Miss
Ruth Davis, treasurer; Miss Ida
Engler, historian. Board members
include Miss Bede Goldenblank,
Miss Viviennc Jacobs, Miss F.l-
eanor Rubin, Miss Sylvia Wilensky,
Miss Anita Bernstein, Miss Myra
Mrs. Leo Chaikin presided as
nominating chairman. Installation
of new officers will be June 12th,
with Miss Bede Goldenblank in
I Mans were discussed regarding
a boat ride to be given June 9th.
Miss Sylvia Wilensky was appoint-
ed chairman of this affair, assisted
by Mrs. Murray Grossman, Miss
Terry Stein, Miss Myra Goodkow-
sky and Miss Frances Tobias
All are asked to bring J. > r.
boxes the next meeting of the or-
\ Aronovitz, prominent Jew-
ish attorney and communal work-
er, ami for the past several years
special assistant city attorney, has
been named to conduct the proceed-
ings before the city commission of
Miami against S. D. McCreary,
suspended chief of police of Miami.
The city manager, Mr. I.. 1.. Lee,
has preferred charges against the
chief of police, who will he tried
by the entire city commission.
Close Book Week
On Monday evening, May 28th,
Jewish Book Week will be observed
in Kaplan Hall of Temple Israel
at 8 o'clock. The public is cordial-
ly invited. A number of Jewish
books will be on display at the
Temple. The program is as fol-
1. Mrs. A. Levin will speak on
"Value of Jewish Library for Chil-
2. Mrs. M. Dobrin will present
a number of the latest publications
of Jewish interest.
3. Mrs. Max Goldstein will re-
view "Delay in the Sun," by An-
1. Dr. Frank Coret will review
"We Jews," by George Sokolsky.
5. Mrs. I. M. Weinstein will re-
view "Road of Ages," by Robert
Beth David Confirmation exer-
cises will take place Sunday eve-
ning, June 2nd. at 8:15 in the Syn-
agogue. The confirmation service
this year has been arranged to give
a brief outline of Jewish history
and conservative Judaism. The
confirmants will present a succinct
alphabetical statement of Jewish
law. It is under the direction of
Airs. Harry Oliphant. The con-
firmants are: Klyseo liacher, llor-
tense Beckwitt, Alvin Badanes, Ir-
ving Ginsburg, Herbert Gordon,
Corinne Hollender, Joseph Klein.
rhelma Kronenfeld, Shirley Pep-
er, Esther Pont, Samuel Ratihn,
tobert Rothlein, Sylvia Shaff,
Howard Schwartz, Ira Sellevan,
mius Sokolow, Elmer Specter,
Helen Syman, Jack Seitlin, Harry
Weiner, Miriam Weintrauh.
Beth David Choir, under the di-
rection of Cantor I. Kaminsky, will
chant appropriate melodies. The
choir consists of Mesdames K.
Friedman. W. Friedman, M. Pep-
per, W. Weintrauh, I. Rubenstein,
F. Rich and Misses E. Cohen, A.
Friedberg and A. Feldman.
Four students of the teachers'
training group will receive the
Sunday school teachers' diploma.
They an- Robert Miller, Elizabeth
Rosencrantz, Peretz Scheinberg
and Helen Schiff.
During the confirmation exer-
cises Cantor Nathan Wroohe! will
chant the priestly benediction pre-
ceding the blessing of the confirm-
ants by Rabbi Max Shapiro. Irving
Ginsburg, a member of the con-
firmation class, and junior cantor
of Beth David, will be heard in a
series of Jewish melodies. Mr.
Harry Markowitz, president of the
congregation, will welcome the
guests. Mr. Stanley C. Meyers, su-
perintendent of the Sunday school,
will address the congregation and
award the teachers' diplomas. Mrs.
William Robinson, president of the
Sisterhood, will award the diplo-
mas and Bibles to the confirmants
Legion Post Refuses to Share in
Tribute to Hitler Covcrnmcnt
Chattanooga, Tenn.Because of
the refusal of the David King
Summers Post of the American Le-
gion to participate in a tribute to
the Hitler government, dedication
ceremonies for a nine-foot memo-
rial to German soldiers and sailors
who died while interned in the
United States during the World
War were cancelled here.
The German consul in St. Louis
cancelled the ceremonies after F.
T. Herron, commander of the Le-
gion Post, informed him that the
Legionnaires would take part on
condition that the exercises did not
include any honors for the Nazi
regime. The Legion's action was
endorsed by the Chickamauga and
John Ross chapters of the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution.
Dalidansky, Veteran Yiddish Jour-
Chesed Shel Ernes
New YorkI. Leon Dalidansky,
veteran Yiddish journalist and for-
mer editor of Der Yiddisher Ex-
pro-- of London, the oldest Yiddish
daily in Europe, is dead here at
the age of sixty-two. Dalidansky
was editor of Der Yiddisher Ex-
press fr..m L891 to 1904, when he
founded Der Yiddisher Journal, fci
1906 he came to the United States,
where he joined the staff of the
Tageblatt, of which he had been
the London correspondent. He re-
tired from Newspaper work in
1928, when the Tageblatt was
merged with the Jewish Morning
Jewish Swimmers Win Prague
B'nai B'rith to
An important meeting of the lo-
cal B'nai B'rith Lodge will be held
at Beth David Talmud Torah Hall
next Tuesday evening, May 28th,
at 8 o'clock, when reports of the
recent B'nai B'rith Quinquennial
Convention will be given. A num-
ber of new members will be ini-
tiated and other important business
will be transacted. All members
and friends are urged to attend.
Election of officers for the Sis-
terhood of Chesed Shel Ernes,
which was to have been held yes-
terday, will be held at Beth David
Talmud Torah Hall Monday, May
27th, at 8 p. m. All members are
urged to attend. A report of last
year's business will he presented.
Following the election of officers,
plans for work of the coming year
will be acted on.
Prague The "Hagibor" swim-
ming club has won the swimming
championship of Prague, its ath-
letes winning the majority of the
important events. The group won
the swimming events last month at
the Tel Aviv Maceabiad. An out-
standing feature of the Prague
swimming contest was the defeat
by "Hagibor" of the champion wa-
ter polo team of Czechoslovakia.
For five years in succession the
members of the "Hagibor" have
won every important Chechoslo-
vakian swimming championship.
The Hebrew Union College of
Cincinnati, Ohio, has a summer
session for teachers. Young men
and women who teach in religious
schools are welcome to this six
weeks' course free of charge. They
may stay at the dormitory, which
has a very nominal charge, and
that is all the expense they have.
Application blanks may be se-
cured from Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan.
Palestine Drafts Minimum Wage
JerusalemThe land where once
the Hebrew prophets preached the
ideals of social justice advance 1
a step nearer those ideals when
the Palestine government issued ..
draft ordinance empowering gov-
ernment officials to determine
minimum wages for all classes of
workers. The new measure, en-
titled "the master and servant.?
bill," defines relations between em-
ployers and workers, and fixes pe-
riods of employment by contract
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wedding ceremonies of Miss Flor.
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Vol. KNo. 21
Sitting Idly By
.Much is happening throughout the entire world concern-
ing Jewry and yet we are sitting idly by.
Throughout the I'nited States, beginning last Sunday.
Shekel week is being observed and every phase of Zionism
has approached the Jews of each community to pay the
Shekel and help select delegates to the World Zionist Con-
ference. Yet Miami, with all of its boasted Jewish commu-
nity, its Rabbis who proclaim their love of Zionism, has done
and is doing nothing whatever so that it. too, may be counted
within the folds of an active, living, pulsating Jewish com-
H'nai B'rith held its convention and adopted many in-
teresting and important resolutions which affect the very
life of our Jewish people. Yet here in Miami nothing has
been done to make these important acts known to our Jewish
community or even to members of H'nai H'rith. We feel
and believe that H'nai H'rith locally can accomplish much.
providing only that it makes up its mind to devote itself to
things Jewish, to matters vital in H'nai H'rith. Here is an
opportunity for the local H'nai H'rith Lodge to enlist the sup-
port of the entire Jewish community, by doing and not
merely talking of things worth while.
Recently, within the past weeks, there have been held
important conferences by Conservative Rabbis and laymen,
by Orthodox Rabbis and Laymen so far. however, as
Miami Conservative or Orthodox Jews are concerned, they
are entirely ignorant and will continue to remain ignorant
of anything that ma vhave been or attempted to be accom-
plished, despite the boasted interest of our Conservative or
Orthodox Jewish leaders of this community.
Jewish Book Week is being observed this week through-
out the country. Besides an article in this paper, and the
meeting to be held Monday night, nothing whatever has
been done. We wonder just how many parents have thought
sufficiently to observe the week by purchasing a book of
'wish thought and interest for their children, or even them-
'Ts it not time that we stop sitting idly by, and begin to
' o things?
The fifth annual donors' lunch-
eon of the Senior Hadassah Chap-
ter was held recently in the Cart-
ing Hotel, with the largest gather-
ing of donors ever present at such
an event. Mrs. Ben Stein, presi-
dent, presided, extending welcome,
and Dr. Israel L. Kaplan offered
Mrs. Leonard Moss in clever
original verse toasted each mem-
ber of the executive board, and
presented her with a small gift
symbolic of her activity, causing
much amusement. Mrs. Harry Katz,
at the conclusion of this feature,
made a gift with a short speech
to Mrs. Moss.
A varied program of musical
numbers, a talk, a clever skit, was
presented. Rabbi Israel L. Kaplan
offered the invocation, and Kabbi
Morris I). Margolis pronounced the
Miss Louise F. Fendig, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fendig
of this city, will become the bride
of Benjamin Singer, Derby, Conn.,
on Sunday afternoon in the fash-
ionable Barbizon Plaza Hotel in
New York City. The ceremony
will be performed by Dr. .Nathan
Services at B'nai Israel will be
continued throughout the summer
months with Rabbi A. S. Kleinfeld
in charge. The Friday night serv-
ice begins at H o'clock and Satur-
day morning at U o'clock. The clos-
ing exercises will be held May 26
with an elaborate program and
prizes for efficiency and attend-
ance will be awarded. On the
same day a congregation picnic
will be held at Treasure Island,
Harry Schuster's pavilion. This
picnic will be under the supervision
of the Ladies' Auxiliary and Aid
Society and Judaic Council.
The building committee held a
meeting on the 20th of May and
decided to continue work towards
the completion of the synagogue
by the fall holidays.
Miss Florence Cohen, well known
as a dental hygienist in Jackson-
ville and throughout the state, was
a prize winner in a national con-
test sponsored by the Dental Hy-
giene Quarterly, published by the
Dental Hygienists' Association of
Kabbi Kleinfeld is planning to
train an adult chorus from the
members of the Judaic Council,
which will be a breat feature for
the holiday services. The holiday
music will be chosen from promi-
nent composers, such as Cantor
Kaminsky of Miami. Levandowsky,
Zulzer and Kleinfeld.
Friday, May 21, PJ35
West Palm Beach
Workmen's Circle, Branch 689,
of West Palm Beach is sponsor-
ing a lecture with Dr. Chaim Shois
on Thursday evening at H o'clock,
May .'10, 1986, at 628 Jessamine
st. Dr. Shois, who is an authority
on Biblical history, and author of
hooks on the early beginnings of
Judaism, will speak on "The In-
fluence of the Tanach on Christian
Peoples." Dr. Shois' lecture is the
last feature of this season's educa-
tional program of Branch >80.
SHALL WK CHANGE
(Continued from I'age 1)
Seventh Day Hallowed by
This suggestion haves out of
consideration a number of vital
considerations. In the first place.
religious institutions are deeply
rooted in the thought and feeling
as well as in the customs of the
people. They grow slowly through
the centuries and come to chuni-
Mr. and Mrs. Hairy Schuster an-
nounce the birth of a son. The
grandfather, Mr. Hynian Jacobs,
the president of the congregation,
will he the Quater. In honor of
this occasion Mrs. Jacobs served
refreshments after the Friday
Mrs. A. Safer, jr., honored her
guest, Miss Henrietta Nolan of
Miami, with a bridge luncheon last
Miss Tillye Salzman was feted
Thursday night with a dinner in
Bemey's restaurant and theatre'
party by the' Nottaman Club.
Mrs. Harry lleyman and Miss
Mary Kramer entertained with a
surprise dinner Sunday evening in
honor of their mother, Mrs. M.
Kramer, in the home of Miss Kra-
mer in Springfield.
Isadore Moscovitz was unani-
mously elected president of the
Jacksonville Zionist District.
Other officers elected were Dr.
Sam Witten, vice-president; Na-
than Newman, financial secretary;
Abe Diamond, recording secretary,
and Harry Hey man, treasurer.
The meeting was opened by M-
Sheinbaum, who served as chair-
Mrs. Hen Stein, president of the
Senior Hadassah, and Miss Lena
Halter, head of the Junior Hadas-
sah, attended the meeting.
Mr. Sheinbaum was chosen chair-
man of the Jewish National Fund.
Appointed to serve with him were
' Robin and Jack Becker.
The guest speaker of the eve-
ning. Edward M. Kahn of Atlanta,
spoke briefly on the qualities of
Miss Louise Fendig, popular
bride-elect, was complimented with
a delightful rlessert bridge, given
by Mrs. Leonard H. Grunthal and
Mrs. Edward Morganstern in the
hom,' of the latter.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fendig, Miss
Louise Fendig and Mrs. Louis
Karsman left by motor Wednesday
for New York City, where the wed-
ding of Miss Fendig and Benjamin
Donald Singer of Ansonia, Conn.,
will take place on June 19.
Miss Judith Wilensky enter-
tained Saturday night in her home
on Pearl st. with an informal dance,
honoring her guest, Miss Grace
Leader- were named for a per-
manent organization to be known
as the Jacksonville Jewish Coun-
cil at a meeting held in the Jewish
Permanent officers elected are-
Morton R. Hirschberg, president;
Max Moss, vice-president; Rabbi
Israel L. Kaplan, second vice-pres-
ident; Rabbi Morris D. Margolis.
secretary, and David Moscovitz,
The Council will raise funds an-
nually for all national and inter-
national philanthropic agencies
other than those in Jacksonville,
and care for all worthy non-local
Edward M. Kahn of Atlanta,
Southern fielel representative of
the National Council of Jewish
Feelerations and Welfare Funds,
was guest speaker.
Local groups which participated
in the meeting were: Jewish Tem-
ple, Jewish Center, Daughters of
Israel, Jewish Progressive Society,
Workingmen's Council. Ladies' He-
brew Sheltering Aid Society, Jew-
ish Welfare Society, B'nai B'rith,
Hadassah, Jewish National Fund,
Jacksonville Zionist District, Jew-
ish Cultural League and the Y. M.
On May 13th the' Judaic Council
held a special Mothers' Day pro-
grain, which was well attended.
Rabbi Kleinfeld made an address
on "The Essential Duties of Moth-
erhood." Musical numbers and
readings were rendered by Lowell
Stanter Fyvolent, violin; Philis
Ann Weinstein, Sonia Holitzer,
Corine Silverman, reading.-; June
and Doris Spiegel and Sadell Spie-
gel, vocal. A special feature eif
the evening was a violoncello BOlo
by the celebrated celist, Finest
Blumberg, accompanied by his
wife His rendition of Kid Nidrei
was masterful. Mr. Blumberg is
nationally known on the concert
stage'. Mrs. Meyer Weinstein was
master of ceremonies. The host-
esses were Miss Celia Rubin and
Mrs. Jacob Miller left on a visit
i to Norfolk, Va., to spend a few
weeks with her sister, whom she
has not seen for a number of
The Senior and Junior Jewish
Progressive League- are sponsor-
ing a picnic at Ruben's Camp Sun-
day, May 2fith. Games, races.
dancing and other amusements
will be enjoyed. Trucks will meet
at Merlin's Restaurant at 1 p. Ul.
for those desiring transportation.
Mr. Max Davis returned from
Atlanta, Ga., where he spent a
week visiting a number of rela-
tive's and friends.
Messrs. Frank anil Allx-rt Rabin
left for Jacksonville, Fla., to at-
tend the unveiling of a monument
in memory to their father and sis-
ter, who departed during the last
Kabbi Kleinfeld contemplates
spending his vacation at Miami
Beach this summer.
Kabbi S. M. Machtei, founder
and director eif the Radio Synagog.
will preach over station WIOD at
nine o'clock on Sunday morning
on "Showmanship in Religion."
The sermon will deal with the "at-
tractions" offered to bring people
to religious worship. Prayers, mu-
sic, scripture reading and a ques-
tion box will complete the pro-
I nate the subconscious as well as
the conscious life of the' passing
generations of men. Only when
they are interwoven in the very
texture of the lives of nations elo
they possess sanctifying power.
The' seventh day Sabbath has ex-
ercised its wondrous powers over
the Jewish people by virtue' of
more than three thousand years of
development, in the course of which
it has been hallowed by historical
associations and memories, Im-
ponderable elements have' entered
into its composition. It has been
nourished by rich Btreams of tra-
dition and legend, and has been
colored by poetry and music. And
it has been embodied into folk cus-
toms and practice. Transfer it to
another clay and you sever it from
the emotional springs and roots
that have fed it and thereby de-
prive it of its power over the lives
Of men. It will ecase to be the'
sign of the covenant between God
and Israel. All that would be left
of the day is an opportunity for
wenship at the Synagogue. But
Synagogue attendance is but one'
part of the Sabbath. The home as-
pect of the Sabbath is no less vital
than the service' at the Temple.
Furthermore, judging from the
way our Christian neighbors ob-
serve their day of rest, we e-an en-
tertain little hope that a transfer
of the Sabbath to Sunday would
| solve the problem even of worship.
Large numbers of churches com-
plain about their attendances. Vast
throngs of nominal Christians
turn on Sundays to amusements
rather than to the churches. Syn-
agogues that conduct Sunday serv-
iceswith but a few exceptions
can hardly claim to have attracted
attendances worthy of the effort.
And most of the men and women
who come on Sunday morning in
all likelihood, would come on Fri-
day evening. The call of the golf
links, the open road and of the
gaming table si'ems to be stronger
for many of our people than the
I call to worship.
Of course, there can be no harm
anil possibly some good in holding
Sunday services, supplementary to
those on the Sabbath. However,
the attempt to transfer the Sab-
1 bath from the seventh to the first
day of the week Is doomed to fail-
ure'. We, of the Reform movement,
are but a handful. Unless all Jew-
ry changes the day. the problem
remains where it is. And such a
change is out of consideration. By
disregarding the rest of Jewry we
would only widen still more the
gulf between Reform Jews and the
rest of world Jewry. Much of the
strength of Reform has been de-
(Continued on Page 4)
Friday, May 24, 1935
THB JHWIBH FLOBiniAN
right of creativeness.
irUiuu j$gnaga$ Section
Edited by KABBI S. M. MACHTEI
Foundar and Director, K*.i; i Syria*"* of Amanoa
SUNDAY MORNINGS WIOD, MIAMI, FLORIDA
BERMON DELIVERED ON SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1935
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SHALL WE CHANGE
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the circumstances? In
place, tin' situation not as
less as it appears. I'1.
labor week, which
spreading In this country,
able large numbers of our
to keep the Sabbath. In th<
(ind place, it' the
cannot be kept what prevent
from keeping the Ere> SI
Friday evening is generally
from work and from trading. The
myth of the tired business man
ha> been exploded long ago Our
men and women arc not
for cards, social panics and the-
atres. The Bocial entertainments
and secular amusements in private
homes and In public places can be
easily transferred to another eve-
Scripture Reading, Genesis, Chapter I. Verses 27, 2S. and
Chapter II, Verses 1-3, Inclusive
I have never been an apologist with regards to either Religion in
general or my Jewishness In particular. One day last week a gentle-
man sought td put me on the defensive with regards to Religion. It
was his argument that scientists, or rather the study of science, makes
one progressive, whereas the religious person is usually a reactionary,
one who refuse- to accept new thoughts, who is reluctant to venture
into new avenues of thought, slow to depart from the beaten path of
accepted procedures. My antagonist was certain that he had me
stumped. But, though he had some knowledge of the sciences, he had
very little understanding of the spirit of Religion, of the true mystic aa
differentiated from the observer of ritualistic practices. Because I
believe that there must be many others who harbor his sentiments, I
wish to review some of the arguments I submitted.
I claimed that it was man's privilege to be a god. Man was truly
created "in the image of God" and was endowed with the attributes
and powers of the Divine. But, unfortunately, most people chose to
be "formed of the dust of the ground," mere clay, unresponsive to the
spiritual cravings and longings. The scientist, in his research labora-
tory, is truly godly. Me is obeying (rod's command to "subdue" the
earth. But, bo is the mystic who delves into the spiritual realms, dis-
covers truths, and reveals them to his fellow men that they May be
benefited by the knowledge, that their lives may be happy, in the art
of living, as the contribution of the scientist adds to their physical and
material well being.
God did not complete Creation. lie rested on the seventh day,
"from all His work which He had created TO MAKE,""asher boro
Elohim LA'ASOS." Figuratively speaking. God does not now sit with
folded arms, in idleness. In our prayers we say, "Hamniechadesh be-
tuvo h'chol \mil tomid ma'aseh bhreishith"- who in His goodness re-
neweth the creation every day continually. Ill that function, man,
created in the Divine Image, should play his part, should contribute
his own individualistic touch. But, too many arc ignorant, too many
are cowards, too many arc timid, afraid to venture forth into the field
of creativeness, arc lacking in courage even where they have a distinc-
tive contribution to make, if it be only a thought that they can offer. n,ng. Friday evening should be
These are the children of Adam, the Man formed from the dust of the set aside for the cultivation of
ground. They are not the children of that first man created in the Jewish values. Through the time
'-?',' i ., e n i r i ,< j honored ami beautiful ceremonials
I liese clay men read the folk lore of a people, read the anecdotes ,,.,,, ,, ... ,
t ild Of the leaders, the thinkers, the Rabbis of old; they learn of the "' kindling Sabbath lights, bless-
particular contributions that the great have made; they read of the ing the children, of thi K
d -tin.-live interpolations that these inspired mystics had made in the prayer and of grace at
formal prayer book, of the liberties which they had taken with the syn- ... f,;i,. ,.;,..i i i, ,. i
aeog r;tal. of the interpretations which these fearless minds had lR 'am,ly. ini." :- i""i
given to verses which had been accepted differently, prior to their ""' h""u' la ,""1 ""Mi a
days; they read all this, these timid ones of this day, and they admire atmosphere. The synagogui
spirits that added so much of beauty to life by the injection of should be filled on that night not
their own contributions, creations, if you will, to the formal and tradi- imK. ,..:.. ,......, ,. ,. '
.1 ritualistic practices. And. there it ends. Xo one dares to tamper ">''""" c..- u ho come with
with the past. Few have the courage to express themselves in terms, '"'ln-N hearts to recite the Kaddish
i:i the very spirit, of tho.se great ones of -aimed memory.
These daring ones are godly. Thinking man. exploring man, the
ictive and progressive man. the one who is venturesome, who is
creative, who dares to offer his own contribution to mankindthat man
is a partner with God, that one gives evidence of having been created
in the image of the Divine. He he scientist or mystic, be his contribu-
tion material or spiritual, he is not a passive piece of clay. In this guidance in the ways of life.
connection 1 am reminded of the words of that creative genius in the Ami not ,,nU ,, i.\-,
e i i i- i i_. n i \ i, i i r^ rtnu not oiu\ on r (lav niinif
field of thought. Ralph Waldo Kmerson. n,*nli
To believe your own thoughts, to believe that what is true for ."
your own private heart Is true for all men that is genius. Speak your much that can be done. Not all
latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for always the men and women an k on
innermost becomes the outmost -and our first thought is rendered back Saturdavs If .11
to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment. Familiar as the voice '
of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato "'"" labor "Ul" big cities
and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke *ere to attend -yna-
not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect k'oirucs would bo overcrowded The
and watch the k'leam of light which flashes across his mind from ,-,,,,, 0f !n(. troub|. i. .),..'
within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet .11
work of genius We recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back considering the Sabbath at all.
to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no If it be impossible for the bread-
more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our winner to keep hath -1
own spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then most sunll| |V, J
when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Klse tomorrow a '"""'" ""' rest ol the fan
Stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we haw regard the cay'.' 1 ,
thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame house-cleaning, laundry, etc. can
our own opinion from another." be postponed to ai iv
That was the philosopher, the mystic, speaking. Kmerson could ... ''''' ltn"
not have been referring to the scientist who will make no announce- Sabbath
ment of his "find," of his discovery, until it has withstood all lahora- "'"' '' ,r"' restricti
tory tests and experiments. He directed his words to you and to me, times, we can observe it in
with especial emphasis to the man who feels a spontaneous thought lightful and
knocking for recognition, seeking admittance into one's consciousness, ,;,,,,,.: hit'
That thought should not be relegated to the background. It should be '"'" lhl' "'"^ of the
expressed. I.ei those who will, scoff. wee* >'>' setting it aside for reli-
How many times have you heard, from the lips of others, those gious devotion an:
thoughts with which you had slept for many months? How often 1,
havi others said to you. "That's exactly what I had thought, but did Whit 1- i I
not dare express"? How often have religious observances seemed n"1 :i '
meaningless to you in their ancient forms, but would appear mean- ""*' liu; :l hange of I
ingful to you in a procedure that appeals to you as more effective? '' W(
You arc doubtless correct, in its application to you. In public worship with the :
you are expected to conform to the established practices of the ma- an,| :*_ .c, "Ul -;,ltn
jority. but, in your private devotions, you are sole judge of what, to spiritual welfare of
you, constitutes the proper ritual. "ur PeoP'e we must not 1 ght-heart-
Are Religionists reactionary? No! because the true Religionist is "'dly sacrifice the (|;,v which iris
a part of that Ever-Creating God, is a mystic en rapport with his brought unt ,-<
Creator, who is at new as tomorrow's dawn, who is as progressive as nations and I many
the added growth on the blade of grass, who is as daring as the wind ../ "'""' '"-"">' to hu-
and as free in his course. ",:"> "f1' ="1.1 labor. Irl ,,,. stau,
I do not recommend the ruthless destruction of tried and proven spiritual poverty, we cannot -f
practices of value to mankind, but I do decry the stagnation which is ; foiV '
nsulting Remarks by Wife Against
Hitler (.rounds for Divorce
Hitler an fal grounds
livorce in Germany, the Ger-
supreme court at Leipzig
,n granting a husband's pe-
divorce on the plea that
te indulged in remarks
d Der fuehrer which the hlU-
1 regarded as insulting.
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Mrs. Miller Sea Director of Coun-
cil of Jewish Women
In memory of their departed
folk, but also with men and women
whose heart- are full of joy, who
come to sing songs of praise and
thanksgiving and seek counsel and
New York Mrs. Marion M. Mil-
former associate director of
the Child Study Association and
daughter of the late Prof. Freder-
ick Nonteser of New York Univer-
sity, has been appointed executive
director of the National Council of
h Women, filling the vacancy
left by the death of Mrs. G.
enberg. Miss Cecelia Razov-
sky, the Council's immigration au-
thority, was named associate di-
r. From 1912 to 1916 Mrs.
Miller taught German at Hunter
College. She has lectured and
written on mental hygiene and
child training, and is editor of the
department of child training of the
Delineator. Miss Razovsky, a
widely known authority of labor
and immigration problems, is a tor-
member of the Btaff of the
Children's Bureau of the United
Department of Labor, ex-
ecutive director of the (ierman-
Children's Aid, Inc., and
director of the National Co-ordi-
nating Committee for Refugees
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uieinoi- "mioi ,* \m %, mu ,,- *u, ,*nui 1 .1,11,1. 11 *,kju eA|>ei.eiice i
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If certain practices seem outlandish and empty to you. don't blame age to our tasks an I oonu-
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v are not reactionary as long as the religious observances hold v lat 8P>rit in the
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
"Broadway Bill," declared to bo
i.anl( Capra's RreaU-st picture,
prpassing even "It Happened One
i comes to the Tivoli Thea-
]!.,., starting Sunday. The stars
,. Warner Baxter and Myrna
Ernesl Maas, Sr., was general
chairman of the Lions convention,
which met in Tampa last week.
The Tampa section, National
Council of Jewish Women, will
sponsor a benefit card party at
Temple Rodoph Sholom May 27th,
at 8 o'clock. A cash door prize
will be awarded in addition to
prizes for high scores In all games.
Reservation- may be made l,y call-
ing Mrs. Jerome Waterman. Mrs.
Joseph W'ohl and Mrs. .1. Swerdlin.
Players are asked to bring their
own cards, and the public is in-
vited. The card party ia for the
benefit of the Scholarship Fund.
UibovitZ also will entertain at a
Miss Mil,lied Simovitz, the bride-
elect's sister, will entertain with a
bridge party, same to be held at
the Floridian Hotel, and Miss Lu-
cille Rosenberg is planning an af-
upper. Louis was a member of
Rodoph Sholom Sunday school and
Kodoph Sholom Hebrew school and
was lined by all who knew him.
Holy Land to Have First Radio
upon Mark Hellinger's
pagazine story, "Broadway Bill"
presents the romance of a man
|ii<: a girl, both imbued with the
ovc of horses and a roving nature.
Iran.a. pathos and humor are said
i lie blended in the screen play
nitli the deft Capra touch. The
Jtory. according to reports, offers
R'arner Baxter his greatest role
Since "In Old Arizona" and pre-
sents Myrna Loy as a new and in-
riguing personality. In the sup-
kortig cast are Walter Connolly,
Jelcn Vinson, Lynne Overman,
Raymond Walburn, Clarence Muse,
Ifargaret Hamilton and many
Mrs. Hortense Leopold's tuneful
ditty, "Florida." ia making a place
for itself in the hearts and ears of
local citizens With Mrs. Annabel!-
Safer to sing it at all the club
meetings, while Hortense accom-
panies her on the piano and Xclla
A. Crandall heading a committee
to put it in a contest with Other
writers of Florida songs, there's
no doubt hut what it will he the
state anthem. Mrs. Leopold >s the
daughter of Dr. and Mrs, L. S. ()p-
penheimer of Tampa.
Louis Opper, ten years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Opper, was
drowned in Lake Stemper. near
Lutz, last Sunday afternoon. The
youth waded into the water and
d into a hole. The mother
missed her boy and a serach for
him proved fruitless. Mr. Roy Jen-
kins, a member of the Tampa Life
Saving Corps, found the body of
little Louis as he was pulling out
another little boy. who also got
stuck in a hole. Efforts were mad.,
to revive the boy, but he Was pro-
nounced dead at Cook's Hospital.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day, with Rabbi Adolph Burger
officiating. Pallbearers were Her-
bert Feinberg, Howard Weissman,
Phil Haimovitz. The funeral cor-
tege passed the Opper home, where
schoolmates of Louis were assem-
bled. Besides his parents he is
survived by a brother, Mr. Jack
Opper of Chicago; a sister. Mrs.
Ro-e Opper, and a brother, Philip
line. A problem that does not face
any other broadcasting station i:i
be world has been solved in Pal-
estine. Announcers as well as pro-
grams will use Arabic, English and
Hebrew, the three official tongues
of the country. The Palestine gov-
ernment is the owner of the sta-
JerusalemThe ancient Biblical
phrase that "out of Zion will como
forth the Law" achieved twentieth-
century reality when the Palestine
government began construction of
the Holy Land's first public radio
station near Jerusalem. Actual
building operations follow years of
agitation for such a project on the
part of all elements of the popu-
lation. At the present time there
is a military wireless station at
Sarafend, the garrison for His i
Majesty's aerial forces in Pales-
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theme of the picture is the
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Miss Tillye Simovitz, whose mar-
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