The Jewish Floridian


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The Jewish Floridian
Physical Description:
63 v. : ;
Jewish Floridian Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla


Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Miami (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami


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

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University of Florida
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No. 3.
a Newspaper
riendly Chat
[with you, Mr. Reader,
should not appear
page, because it's not
its. But unlike folks
sir neighbors into the
Jiere talk with them,
Bryday folks who like
! front porch and like
"forget formality. And
Jjpens to be our front
[.well, we know you'll
[we're doing our level
you a real weekly that
be ashamed to let ev-
le family read. News
it page that isn't re-
bn old newspapers; a
ture each week to keep
[acquainted with the
town; an editorial to
Ir views about things
and not a lot of bal-
le or two feature ar-
)riginal. A column or
trams and nonsense; a
Bp about the people,
pf you please; and last
It, the activities of the
inizations here in Mi-
ch all are vitally inter-
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Jewish Floridian as
own. And we don't
sell "the proverbial
for a mess of pottage."
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The Jewish Floridian
of which you're going
d of, boost us with your
Tell your merchants
nd patronize our adver-
you want what they've
The Editors.
Mian Jewess
[Receives Honor
Convention of the Flor-
Ite Dental Hygienists As-
i, held in conjunction
Florida State Dental As-
|n, Mrs. Albert E. Rosen-
this city was honored by
Elected Vice President of
[Association of Hygienists.
tosenthal is a graduate of
ia University School of
>1 Son?
Eagerly Awaited
Is Written;
Sunday next the Beth David
y School will begin singing
Bw school song written and
Dsed specially for Beth
by Aaron Farr, well known
musician. Copies of the
will be distributed at the
ably and will be sung for the
(time under the direction of
Price 5c
Prominent Jews Die;
Loss Will Be Felt
The above photograph was taken by the Staff Artist of The Jewish Floridian at the Alcazar
Hotel, when the first meeting of the Junior Council was held, inaugurating the season's activities,
and shows the officers, sponsors and members.
Junior Council Meets
Committee Chairmen Announced
The first meeting for the win-
ter season of 1928 of the Junior
Counci! of Jewish Women-
held at the Alcazar Hotel last
Tuesday night A very enthusi-
astic meeting was held, at which
the business of the organization
was transacted and was followed
by a social program.
The following committee ap-
pointments were announced: Af-
fairs, Marcella Seiden; entertain-
ment, Martha Scheinberg; hospi-
lajjty, Adalyn Ross; membership,
ftrude Huilisch; publicity,
Ruth Frankenstein; music circle,
Mrs. Wm. Shayne; athletic circle,
Harriet Salt/berg; dramatic cir-
cle, Faye Weintraub.
Miss Florence Alpert is presi-
dent, and Mrs. Harry C. Markle
and Mrs. Wm. Shayne are the
sponsors for the organization.
Those taking part in the elabor-
ate entertainment program were
Aaron Farr in several singing and
playing number*; Miss i... "'
Wallerstein in a reading, and
Miss Ethel Tauber at the piano.
Bring-a-Friend Night (female),
will begin the membership cam-
paign and will be held at Temple
Israel on the evening of Novem-
ber 13, where an elaborate pro-
gram of entertainment and re-
freshments has been prepared.
Formation of Boys'
Work Incorporated;
Banquet Celebration
A step forward in welfare work
of Greater Miami was taken on}
Thursday night at the Alcazar Ho-
tel, when Incorporation night of
Boys' Work Incorporated was cel-
For months the crying need for
some organization to undertake
Big Brother Work in Miami has
become more and more notice-
able and has been the subject of
numerous conferences between
those interested in the develop-
ment of the underprivileged boy
of Greater Miami. As a result,
the Miami Civic Clubs Council
and others interested in local wel-
fare work proposed to found a
new organization whose object it
would be to "further physical,
mental and moral development of
the under privileged boy in Grea-
ter Miami district; to establish an
agency to co-operate with the Ju-
venile Court and such other agen-
cies as the Board of Governors
may designate; to establish a per-
manent home to further its work,
if found advisable." The new
organization will be known as
"Boys' Work, Inc," and will con-
sist of three members from each
organization interested in such
work, whose participation shall
have been approved by the Board
of Governors. The Men's Club of
Miami is represented by Stanley
C. Myers, who drew the charter;
E. Max Goldstein, and J. Louis
Gee. R. Hilty of the Florida
Power & Light Company, who is
acting chairman of Boys' Work,
Inc., presided.
Judge Edith Atkinson of the Ju-
venile Court and Judge Stoneman
of the Municipal Court were the
guests of honor and gave very
interesting talks on the problems
of the underprivileged boy and
stressed the need for such a co-
operative organization.
Tin- past week has marked the
f i-- each known throughout the world
for the good accomplished for
humanity, and whose loss will be
keenly felt throughout the world.
Adolf Kraus, for many years
the (.i.iikI Master of Bnai Brith,
had been a prominent figure in
the political life of Chicago fof
many years having served on the
Board of Education and as Cor-
poration Counsel. For twenty
vears he served as the Interna-
tional head of the Bnai Brith and
traveled throughout the world in
I he interests of Jewry and to help
ameliorate conditions in Eastern
Europe and other places where
the Jew had been persecuted.
Oreat cultural and welfare work
was undertaken during his admin-
istration. He was a frequent visi-
tor to Miami.
Leon Kamaiky, one of the foun-
ders of the Jewish Daily News of
I\ew York, which was subsequent-
ly merged with the Jewish Morn-
ing Journal, has been a promi-
nent figure in American lewry
for many years. Whe nthe Amer-
ican Jewish Committee was or-
ganized Mr. Kamaiky was one of
the fifteen original members cho-
sen by Mr. Louis Marshall as rep-
resentative of American Jewry. In
1914 he organized the Central Re-
lief Committee which gathered
and distributed more than ten
million dollars to the war suffer-
ers. He was Vice President of
the HI AS and spent nearly a year
in Europe straightening out im-
migration problems so that Jew-
ish refugees could come to Amer-
ica. At the time of his death he
was a very active figure in numer-
ous Charity and Educational in-
Jewry of the world and espe-
cially America, will greatly mourn
the loss of these two men.
Local Boys in Crash
Are Exonerated
Nat Williams; the son of W. L.
Williams, prominent local realtor
and active in Jewish Communal
circles, was a passenger in an au-
tomobile driven by Charles O.
Sims, Jr., last Tuesday when the
car collided with Mrs. Beulah
Brown's auto and caused serious
injuries to the occupants of the
Brown car. Others in the car
with Nat Williams were Paul
Mark and Sam Silverman, all stu-
dents in the Law Department of
the University of Florida, who
had been in Miami for a week-
end visit and were returning to
school. None of the boys were
hurt and upon an investigation by
the county authorities were exon-
erated from all blame.
There is only one definition of news. It is GOSSIP
of the neighborhood known as EARTH. And upon sec-
ond thought we're all inhabitants of the earth.
The book contest started several
weeks ago by the Flagler Memor-
ial Library to arouse interest in
books has caused great interest to
be shown by the children attend-
ing the public schools. Prizes are
being offered for grades one, two
and three for the designing of
book marks, which may be either
plain black and white or colored.
Prizes for classes, four, five and
six, and for classes from seven to
nine, are for posters showing or
suggesting the advantages of books
and must be in color.
All designs and drawings must
be submitted to the Flagler Mem-
orial Library not later than noon
on November 8th and will be ex-
hibited in the windows of the
Library, Central Book Shop, and
We suggest that all children
who have not yet entered the con-
test do so immediately.
We are advised that the teach-
ers in the schools will be more
than glad to assist the children in
getting up of their designs and


A very enjoyable evening was
spent at the home of Miss Reba
Engler on South Miami avenue
when she entertained at a bridge
supper in honor of Miss Etta
Burholtz. of Jacksonville, last Fri-
day night. There were three ta-
bles of bridge, and high score
prize was awarded to Miss Reg-
gie Goldstein.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gordon
are being congratulated by their
numerous friends upon the arriv-
al of a baby boy. Grandmother
Cohen is mighty, mighty happy
and proud of the boy.
The Misses Pauline and Betty
I-a-kv were hostesses last Satur-
da> night at their home in River-
side at a delightful party, where
a large number of games were
plaved and a good time was had
by all. At a late hour refresh-
ment? were served. Prizes were
awarded to Muriel McDonald and
Frances Marx. Among those
present were Gertrude Dietz, Lou-
ise Dietz. Dorothy Roth. Pauline
Dampier. Muriel McDonald. Ros-
l\n Daum, Francis Marx, Teira
Carnevale. Julia Carnevale and
Mortv Laskv.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rosen are be-
ing congratulated on the arrival
of a babv daughter last week.
Grandpan-nt- Rosen and Rauzin
are mighty proud.
Mr-. S. Bergson. of New York,
has arrived to open their winter
home at 21+4 S. W. 11th St.. for
the season. Mr. Bergson is ex-
pected here shortly and will re-
main the entire season.
One of the social events of this
ireek will be a bridge and linen
shower at the Alcazar Hotel on
Saturday afternoon in honor of
Miss Claire Apetowsky. whose en-
gagement was a recent affair. Mrs.
Thomas Apetowsky, an aunt, will
be the ho>tess.
On last Tuesday night Mist
Edythe Katz entertained at a
bridge party in honor of Miss
Hortmse Katz. The home was
decorated in Hallowe'en effect.
Prize- were awarded to Mrs. Mor-
ris Gusky, Mrs. Sydney Rosen-
Mock. Min Clara Apetowsky and
Mrs. Herman Wepman.
By Hen
I shall try to describe three
brothers, the fir-t two diametrical-
I) opposite. Suspicio and Gullibio
and the third brother. Sceptico.
Suspicio i- always found in il e
company of Greed. Distrust and
Ui-i uiitent. traveling a trail
"through a jungle of bitter herbs."
Gullibio always ha- as his com-
panions, Faith and Charity and
lived in ParadixFool's Para-
dise. t
Suspicio trusted no one. There-
fore, he could not be duped. By
brute strength of his avarice, re-
inforced by a native cunning
peculiar to his ilk. he achieved
wealth and power. And as his
fortune grew, his circle of friends
diminished. And his soul became
Gullibio. he without a shadow,
continued to swallow everything
he was toldhook. line, sinker
and remained a laboring slave to
the end of his days. He achieved
the reputation of being a mark for
ever) trickster, fraud and bunk
dispenser in the land. His name
embellished all the "sucker lists'"
and was handed around freely
among the birds of prey who man-
aged to keep him poor. He per-
sisted, however, in his dogged re-
fusal to ever question the other
fellow's good faith, notwithstand-
ing frequent unmistakable evi-
dence of underhandedness. Once
in a crowd, he detected a "dip" in
the act of "lifting" his watch.
"\\ hat are you doing, kind sir,"
said Gully naively. "I just wanted
to know what time it is." said the
other. "Oh." said poor Gully
sweetly, and that closed the inci-
Now enters the third and young-
est brotherSceptico. He was
neither oversuspicious nor unduly
t redulous, but was always being
mistaken for one or the other of
his brothers. He had traveled long
with Suspicio and Gullibio an r
after observing their respective
mode> of living, he had concluded
that both were wrong. He had no-
lii id that Suspy could find muck
even when- there was none, while
<7iill\ couldn't detect it even
though it were right beneath his
precious nose.
Si eptico came to regard the one
as a mean-spirited crab.
Th>- other he classified as a pur-
blind a.
I li>- cue he disliked.
Tin- other he held in contempt.
He watched the one distrust vir-
tuous people.
He -aw the others nurse vipers
to his promiscuous bosom.
Sceptico said: "As I see it. Sus-
pj thinks the world's all black.
Gully, on the other hand, thinks
it's all snow-white. Each is color
blind. Anyone with discernment
can see that it is neither all black
nor all white, but a mixture of the
two with frequent overlapping?.
There is no reason why an intelli-
gent person cannot learn to dis-
tinguish the one from the other,
by steering a middle course be-
tween the attitudes of Gullibio and
Suspicio. For instance, why can't
I stroll through the valley of Rea-
sonable Doubt, where the light of-
day penerates the clouds, without
being mistaken for my brother
Suspicio. And why can't I visit
the shrine of faith and embrace
the Loyalties without being con-
fused with Gullibio. Isn't there a
Happy Medium between the two
Union Thanksgiving
Services, Creeds Unite
Lnion Thanksgiving services
will once again be celebrated at
the Bav front Park this year, in ac-
cordance with the precedent set
several years ago. The services
will be in charge of Mr. Isidor
Cohen and a committee represent-
ing (he Protestant, Catholic and
Jewish faiths. The complete pro-
gram has not yet been arranged
but will shortly be announced.
Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld will
speak on behalf of the Jewish
West Palm Beach
Temple to Rebuild
The building committee of Tem-
ple Israel, consisting of Joseph
\bndil. Juliu- J. Lax and Max
Sirkin. have prepared plans for
the rebuilding and repairing of
Temple Beth Israel, which was
damaged during the last hurri-
Immediately upon the repairs
luing completed, which is expect-
ed to be within the next two
weeks, services will once again be
We're more than pleased to see
"Mom" Fagan of the Palatial at
last realize a fond wi-li. that of
opening a real restaurant serving
splendidly cooked kosher meals in
a large and pleasant place. We
congratulate him because we
know that "Mortv" has at all
times been more than willing to
go out of his way to help the
boys. Those of us who have been
gathered around his festive board
at meetings of the Men's Club
know how hard he's tried to please
us at all times. A friendly word,
an extra dainty, has always mark-
ed the pleasant meetings we've
had. "Willingness to serve" is
his motto.
So. congratulations. "Mortv,"
to you and your good wife, and
may success attend you in all
vour endeavors!
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the earth, this bitter enemy of
e Jews, in a better way than I?
jw well I could avenge the mis-
y he caused not only for me,
at the suffering and anguish he
[ought on others! But can I do
Can I control myself? It is
to you, rabbi, in the common
fterest of humanity, to help me
pt rid of him in a manner be-
Itting his cursed dignity.'
'By whom were you asked to
aerate?" the rabbi asked in an
Imost inaudible tone. Then he
Ided, "Were there not others
as competent as you?"
"Curses, no! This vile dog went
the hospital, and the doctors,
I of whom are seniors, made a
itudy of him. It is one case in a
housand. Other big, noted med-
ial men, some of whom are pro-
lessors, have been consulted, and
They believe that an operation
irould not only be fatal, but im-
possible. This case has interested
Foremost doctors of America, and
let none are willing to attempt an
Operation. At the hospital recent-
ly, they had a consultation, and
kg'reed, knowing my reputation
End the success 1 had achieved in
atricate cases where an operation
n the brain had to be performed,
tiat the one to operate should be
,. They expressed their confi-
dence in my ability and skill."
Another long interval went by
|before Finkel spoke again, and
(this time hotly and passionately.
'I haven't got the courage to
-operate in such a manner that he
[will go through, or at least feel,
[the tortures, the pains that he in-
Iflicted upon others, upon his cow-
lering victims. It is no more than
[justice that they should be aveng-
|ed a thousand-fold. And how 1
[could do it, could I but control
[myself. I would make him squirm
[until he felt the cold hand of
[death, and then I would prolong
[his life. Alternately, I would tor-
[ture him as long as I pleased. For
[every victim he burned alive or
I buried alive, I would plunge him
[so deep into the bitter depths of
[agony that he would wish he was
dead. Yes, I would sear his soul
in the same manner that he seared
I others'!"
The rabbi shuddered percept-
ibly, and a cold sweat gathered on
his forehead. Then Finkel contin-
ued, wetting his parched lips with
| his tongue.
"But the question is: Should I
let him die a death fit for a dog
or have him die humanely, under
the knife of some unskilled doc-
"If it was someone else upon
whom you are supposed to oper-
ate, could you cure the person?
"Yes, I feel confident I could.
In Europe I have operated on sim-
ilar cases successfully. And for
that matter, I have cut deeper in-
to the skull in more intricate op-
erations than this would require."
"Then you could, if so desired,
save this person?"
"Then by all means do so." The
rabbi spoke slowly, and enunci-
ated each word emphatically.
Finkel jumped up as if he was
sitting on a hot iron. His eyes
Were distended in horror.
"Such talk as this from you!
Do you know what you're say-
"Must I remind you," began the
rabbi wearily, "that I, as a Jew,
can give you advice only as a Jew.
You want me to encourage you to
do what you think is your duty.
That I cannot. To pass judgment
upon anyone is something which
no mortal can take upon himself;
that belongs to the Almighty. God
metes out justice in his own way;
we can only bow our heads and
place our fate in His hands. What-
ever injustice the Jews have suf-
fered, they must overlook. They
must forgive and forget."
"But it is like giving new life
to a deadly, venomous reptile to
continue its devasting work!"
"God created reptiles for some
"Be sensible! Act human! You
know as well as I, that it is rank
folly to let this man live," ve-
hemently protested Finkel, forget-
ting to whom he was speaking.
"My dear Finkel, despite the
fact that you called the Jew an
animal, if he is, let us say, of a
higher mentality, must he show the
same atrributes and virtues of
those mentally, morally, and
spiritually inferior than he? Re-
venge, you know, is something for-
eign to the Jew. He who indulges,
or even entertains that idea, is in-
finitely inferior to his persecutors.
In America, in the olden times,
Indians scalped people and crush-
ed babies' heads against tree
trunks; the European savages,
with whom you, unfortunately,
were so well acquainted, were per-
haps more cruel; must you there-
fore follow their example and be
still more inhuman? Because a
dog lull-- you, must you bite him
in revenge?"
"Good heavens, how you talk!"
impetuously cried Finkel, getting
redder every moment. He started
to gesture wildly and excitedly.
"You with your disgusting senti-
mentalism! It's impossible for
any intelligent person to swallow
it; it deprives him of his last bit
of manhood and self-respect! As
for myself, I know that if I should
operate, I could not help plung-
ing the operating knife deep into
the scoundrel's black soul. Seeing
his brutish face, what decent man
could control himself? Should I
fawn about this low, base, despic-
able person as you would have
me? Should I inject life in him
so that he can spit at my face?
Shall I let him go back and tor-
ture those victims of his with a
cruder lash, a hotter iron, a sharp-
er knife? Aye, and youa rabbi,
a person inbued with the spirit of
Judaism, would actually let this
happen again! You would turn
loose this bloodthirsty hound, this
insatiable beast! You would see
those degrading atrocities take
place again, and have the ruthless
programs a national sport with the
anti-Semites! Have you no feel-
ing, no sympathy? Youyou"
Here the doctor truly seemed on
the verge of apoplexy. He was
trembling and his face was livid
with rage; and with each word he
rose to his full length on his toes,
as if striving to overtower the rab-
bi. With a tightly clenched fist,
he pounded and hammered away
into the open palm of his other
hand to give emphasis to his
The rabbi, frightened by the
scene this enraged man was mak-
ing, shrank deeper in his chair in
a state of alarm and fear.
"Here, here! Calm yourself!"
he cried apprehensively.
"Youyou!" the doctor fum-
ed infuriatedly, his anger so
wrought-up that it took away his
power of speech. Menacingly, he
towered with uplifted fists above
the frightened rabbi, and then,
finding his tongue, he bellowed,
"Your heart is blacker thanthan
that vile dog's!" And then with a
sudden movement that almost put
the rabbi into a frantic terror, he
swung swiftly on his heel, and
like one gasping for a breath of
fresh air, he rushed headlong out
of the house, loudly slamming the
door after him.
All that night Finkel acted like
a man in a nightmare. Back and
forth he paced in his bedroom,
his mind in a raging turmoil; and
the more he deliberated upon the
situation, the more intense his
hatred for this anti-Semite became,
until it knew no bounds.
But the rabbi's words pounded
unceasingly on his brains. It
served to cool his flaming emo-
tions; and then later to re-alight
them with a hotter flame. He
had thought the rabbi a sane
and logical person, devoid of such
sickly sentimentalism; a person of
clear reasoning; one who could
feel the injuries of his race and
wish to avenge them. He thought
the rabbi, too, would believe in
"an eye for an eye," that he would
rejoice in disposing of this veno-
mous, deadly reptile?the rabbi
actually suggested operating so
as to save the worthless life of this
Jew-hater, this cruel Jew-baiter,
this flaming anti-Semite! Are the
Jews so utterly devoid of sense of
honor that they seek not to return
blow for blow? The European
Jews, he contemplated, were nar-
row-minded anyhow, but an in-
telligent type such as this Ameri-
can Jew, well versed in the ideals
and principles of America's demo-
cracy and justice, would stoop,
deign, nay, condescend to utter
such nonsensical, revolting words!
Indeed the Jewish mind goes in a
circle! What the world consider-
ed bravery was cowardice in the
eyes of the Jews, and what the
former considered cowardice was,
in the eyes of the latter, heroism.
It is true, bitterly reflected Finkel,
that the Jewish mind has not pro-
gressed much during the thousands
of years of wandering through-
out the earth. Yes, indeed, it was
sickening, discouraging, and more
He began to feel a hatred for
this most unusual affair in which
he was so inadvertently mixed up.
And yet, try as he would, he could
not make up his mind one way or
the other. To killwhy not? It
would be no more than justice.
Had not this brute extinguished
many purposeful lives; numerous
lives that were striving to main-
lain some beautiful ideal accord-
ing to the concepts of their re-
ligion? These people enjoying
and appreciating all that life had
to give them, were brutally wiped
off the earth, as if they had never
existed. Their death caused no
more commotion in this cold
world than the quiet ripples of a
still, peaceful water started by a
pebble. Their lives were snuffed
out like a candle by a cold, icy
draft. And this beast, having
drained the cup of life to the very
last drop, was now on his back
helpless, and yet no animosity was
being borne him; in fact, they
would have a fellow Jew cure this
pitiless enemy of theirs. Strange,
Finkel reflected, how by isolating
himself from them the many years
that he had lived in America, he
had failed entirely to understand
or sympathize with their point of
view, their method of reasoning.
Was it because Christian thought,
Christian contact, had alienated
him from his race, so that he was
like an utter stranger?
The next morning brought him
no solution, nor relief. But,
strangely, the words of the rabbi
persisted in his mind, and he was,
try as he would, unable to dispel
them. They were breaking down
his barrier of intense hatred, in-
vading, trampling over the griev-
ances and sentiments which he
had nursed. "A Jew must forgive
and forget!" rang through his
mind continuously, and it would
ruthlessly upset his chain of
thoughts. It was his Jewish con-
science, he reflected bitterly, that
was manifesting itself. He could
feel himself wavering. To be born
a Jew, he caustically meditated,
is a curse, for one cannot shake
himself entirely free from its in-
That afternoon, while attending
some of his patients in the hospi-
tal, he met a warm friend of his,
Henri Chambeau, a noted French
doctor. The latter, gushing with
compliments and good wishes, joy-
ously seized Finkel's hand.
"Congratulations, mon ami. I
was so very very much glad to
hear of your appointment. When
I first heard of the caseIvan
Yankovitch is the nameyes!I
think at once of you. 'Finkel is just
the man.' I said to myself; 'all
the rest of the big doctors talk
too much, and look too serious.
My friend Finkel is the very
man!" And sure enough he gets
the appointment. All the luck
in the world I wish you."
"I haven't yet decided to ac-
cept," explained Finkel.
"What! No confidence in your-
self? Bah! You're worse than
some of my patients," snapped
Finkel said nothing, but he
thoughtfully studied his watch
"When is the operation schedul-
ed for?" inquired his friend.
"Tomorrow, at ten o'clock."
"Have you yet refused?"
"Then don't be a fool!" Cham-
beau dryly remarked. "All the
seniors have declined because they
lack confidence in themselves.
And if you succeed, just see what
a name you'll make for yourself!"
Finkel wearily shook his head,
"Is he in such bad shape?"
Chambeau asked.
"I haven't examined him yet,"
he explained. "I know only what
others tell me about him. Of
course, I'm familiar with such
cases." Finkel's voice was low,
in fact so low, that the alert little
Frenchman s e n s e d something
"What! Even before examining
you talk about refusing? Big men
honor you, and you triflle with it
as if it were nothing." He shook
his head disparagingly.
The long, tedious day slid by
and Finkel agitatedly strode his
room like a caged lion. He had
given no decisive answer to
the officials, and he knew
that by his silence they
would expect him to go through
with the operation. Numberless
cigars, chewed to shreds, lay
strewn about, and in his stridings,
he would occasionally mutter un-
der his breath. Later in the even-
ing, tired and exhausted, he sat by
the window in his soft armchair,
breathing deeply of the cool night
air. Thus, in that position, tired
from battling with the raging tur-
moil within him, he fell asleep.
He slept fitfully until late in the
morning. Upon awakening, real-
izing the late hour, he sprang up.
After a quick cold shower, he
scrambled into his clothes, re-
freshed himself with hot, black
coffee, and springing into a taxi,
made for the hospital.
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I'm Thankful
I'm thankful that the sun and
Are both hung up so high
That no pretentious hand can
And pull them from the sky.
If they were not, I have no doubt,
That some reforming ass
Would recommend to take them
And light the world with gas.
"Judaism is not a mere nega-
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a positive religion. It is an act-
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shown not by our words, but by
our daily life; not by the public
edifices we build, but by the in-
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I want to be able, as days go by,
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Last Tuesday evening the Ha-
dassah showed its mettle when one
of the largest card parties of the
season was held at the Alcazar
Hotel Quite a large number of
both members and non-members
attended and an enjoyable even-
ing was had by all. Beautiful
prizes were awarded to the win-
ners. Refreshments were served.
The committee in charge, con-
sisting of Mrs. Morris Dubler,
chairlady. assisted by Mrs. Sam-
uel Simonhoff. Mrs. David Bo-
gen. Mrs. Mendel Cromer and oth-
ers, deserve much commendation
for the very efficient manner in
which the affair was conducted.
A very important meeting of
the Board of Directors of Hadas-
sah wai held at the home of Mrs.
Louis Zeientz on last Monday
night. Much regret was expressed
at the resignation of Mr*. Morris
Plant who will not return to Mi-
ami any more, having taken up
her permanent residence in New
York City.
A nominating committee was
appointed to propose names for
the vacancy.
A joint meeting with the local
Zionist District will be held in the
near future to discuss ways and
means for co-ordinating local
Zionist work.
Plans are being whipped into
shape for the Thanksgiving din-
ner dance to be held next Thanks-
giving for funds for the Hadas-
sah work.
Jewish Welfare
Mana Zucca
Late services beginning at 8
p. m. will be held as usual. Rabbi
Israel H. Weisfeld will preach a
sermon on "Fifty Righteous Men."
A feature of the services will be
a continuation of "Testimonies of
Great Nations." to be led this
week by Abe Aronovitz. As usual,
one of the members of the congre-
gation will offer a prayer.
A special class for teaching of
Yiddish reading and writing has
been begun for young girls of 16
and the enrollment is steadily in-
Rabbi Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan
will preach at the Friday evening
services on "Whom Are ^ ou En-
A feature of the services will
be a special '"Schlessinger Musi-
cal Program." Mrs. H. U. Fei-
belman and Miss Kahn will sing
a duet "The Lord is Mv Shep-
The usual religious classes and
open forum will be conducted
Sunday morning.
At a meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish Welfare
Bureau it was decided to hold a
Charity Ball and Bazaar to raise
funds for the Jewish Welfare Bu-
reau in the early part of Febru-
ary. Mrs. P. Scheinberg is to be
Chairman, assisted by Messrs.
Norman Mirsky. D. J. Apte, Stan-
ley C. Myers and H. I. Homa.
A gala card party for the bene-
fit of the bureau funds will be
held on Tuesday. November 13, at
the Alcazar Hotel, and will be in
charge of a committee consisting
of Mrs. P. Scheinberg. Mrs. Anna
Benjamin and Mrs. D. J. Apte,
The proposal of the Community
Chest that the Jewish Welfare Bu-
reau join the Central Council of
Social Agencies which is to consist
of all local welfare associations,
was approved. Each organiza-
tion will send two representatives
to the Council in addition to the
Social Secretary. The Council
will eek to eliminate duplication
of activities and will encourage
interchange of ideas in Welfare
Bureau work.
The regular weekly meeting of
the Mana-Zucca Music Club was
held at Mazica Hall. A large
membership was present, and a
\ aiied program, including solos
on the piano and violin and a
number of vocal solos, was ren-
dered. Those taking part in the
musical program were Miss Elea-
nor Clark. George Lowinger, Ir-
win M. Cassell. Mrs. L B. Staf-
ford. Edythe Dann. Ruth Phelps,
Faye Rogers and Frances Tar-
Felicia Rybier
Music Club
Council Of
Jewish Women
At the meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Council of Jew-
ish Women, the President, Mrs.
Benj. Axelroad announced that a
check for the sum of fifty dollars
had been received from the Bos-
ton Chapter, towards Charity-
work. A vote of thanks was given
the Boston Chapter and it was de-
cided to accept the gift and send
it to the Jewish Rehabilitation
Committee at Palm Beach for the
relief of the Jewish families who
suffered because of the last hur-
Announcement was made for a
elaborate program for November
14. at 3 p. m., to celebrate the
National Peace Program of the
Council. The full details of the
program will be announced in the
next issue of the Jewish Floridian.
This general meeting to which all
are invited, will be held at Tem-
ple Israel.
Because of the fact that the
Council feels that all organiza-
tions in the city have their defi-
nite field for work and not to ov-
erburden the people, it was defi-
nitely agreed that the Council will
sponsor only one benefit affair
this year, to be in the form of an
elaborate entertainment to be held
January 22. next. No other af-
fairs of any kind will be held for
the Council.
An enthusiastic and well-attend-
ed meeting of the newly organized
Felicia Rybier Music Club was
held at the home of Mrs. E. Blum
at Coral Gables, last Tuesday
night. A vocal solo was rendered
by Eugenia Holmsdale. who was
accompanied by Miss Florence
Besvinick. Two Mana-Zucca com-
positions were played by Gertrude
Dietz. A very interesting paper
on the "Life of Schubert" was
read by Mrs. E. Blum.
After the program refreshments
were served.
Among those present were Mrs.
E. Blum. Felicia Rybier. Babette
and Laurette Simons. Gertrude
and Louise Dietz. Eleanor Blum,
Pauline and Betty Lasky. Theresa
and Shirley Harris, Sema Lomask
and Mrs. D. Lomask.
Emunah Chapter
O. E. S.
The Hallowe'en party sponsor-
r-d by the Loyalty Club of the
Emunah Chapter was held at the
home of Mrs. Dan Ruskin on
Thursday night, and was marked
by the large number of guests
present Wry interesting and
quaint costumes were worn by
some of those present. During
the evening a decorated card table
was raffled.
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All preparations have been
made for the Friendship League
Armistice Dance to be held at the
Floridian Hotel on Armistice
Night. November 11th. beginning
at 9 P. M. Extensive plans have
been arranged to make this dance
the outstanding affair of the sea-
son. Tickets are being rapidly
sold and from all indications a
record-breaking attendance is
anticipated. Admission is only
$1.50 a couple. The League has
alwa>s been known to provide
the best entertainment possible at
the lowest admiion. The dance
is the fore-runner of a number of
social affairs which will be given
by the League djring the Winter
Season. Ticket- may be had at
the Central Boo*. Shop at N. E.
Second Avenue and First Street as
well as from all members of the
The Dramati Club of the
Friendship League met Monday
night at the home of Miss Lena
W inkle. A one-act play entitled
"Spot Cash" will be put'on at the
regular meeting of the League next
W -dn.->dj\ night A Treat is in
store for those present. Professor
Covlitt of the Lia\ersit> of Miami
Law School will also give a talk
on "My Idea of a Jew." A very-
interesting meeting is promised.
The meeting will begin at 9 P. M.
The Friend-hip League Dram-
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Tuesday nights at 8 P.M. at Beth
David Sxnagogue. All members
of the Club are urged to be pres-
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