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-v. 63, no. 20 (May 18, 1990).
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The Jewish Floridian
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63 v. : ;
Language:
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Publisher:
Jewish Floridian Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla
Creation Date:
November 23, 1928

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Jewish newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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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).
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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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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AA00010090:00834

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Jewish Floridian and Shofar of Greater Hollywood
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Jewish Floridian of South Broward
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Jewish Floridian of greater Ft. Lauderdale
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wJewish Flaridliai m
To\. I.No. 6
MIAMI, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 23, 1928
Price, 5 Cents
lOINT MEETING HAS
ELECTION OF
OFFICERS
These Will Entertain You At Our Party
Last Sunday night the joint
leeting of the local Zionist dis-
|rict and the local chapter of
ladassah was held at the Scot-
[ish Rite Temple banquet hall.
Ir. Harry I. Lipnitz presided and
presented a brief report of the
[ctivities of the district during
le past year. He was followed
py a report of the treasurer, Mr.
John Wolf, who showed that
lore than a thousand doflars had
i>een collected and sent to the
irious funds, such as the Na-
ional Fund, Zionist Organization,
Palestine Crafts Workers and
)ther Zionist funds. Mr. Baron
3c Hirsch Meyer, the secretary,
khen presented his report, after
i-hich Mrs. Max Dobrin, presi-
Jcnt of the local chapter of Ha-
iassah, in one of the most in-
^eresting addresses of the evening,
spoke of the work of Hadassah
lere and in Palestine and bespoke
fhe co-operation of all members
)f Hadassah in attending Zionist
leetings and otherwise co-operat-
ing with the Zionists.
Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld of
cth David spoke on Greater
Lionism and Rabbi Dr. Jacob H.
Kaplan of Temple Israel spoke on
Colonization, in Russia as compar-
with the""colonies irTPalestiilt.
Ir. Isidor Cohen spoke on the
york of the Zionists in the early
lays and at present and pledged
lis co-operation towards more
Successful accomplishments this'
coming year. He presented a plea
For Bnai Brith, saying that by
tiding Bnai Brith, the Ben Briths
would undoubtedly come to the
relp'of local Zionism and that
together they could accomplish a
treat deal.
Mr. John Wolf presented the
report of the nominations com-
littee and after several motions
were presented the report was
adopted. (No questions were ask-
|ed of those present as to whether
ir not they were members.) Mr.
larry I. Lipnitz, well known Jew-
ish attorney, was re-elected pres-
ident; John Wolf, first vice pres-
ident; Rabbi Israel Weisfeld and
fabbi Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan, hon-
lorary vice presidents; Lewis
[Brown, active in local Jewish cir-
cles, was chosen treasurer; Mr.
lax Glass was returned to the
peal fold by being chosen secre-
tary. The following were elected
to the executive board: A. I.
loma, Day J. Apte, Isidor Co-
len, Louis Gerson, Dr. Max Dob-
rin, Dr. N. Halpern, Stanley C.
lyers, Henry Seitlin, Sam Si-
lonhoff, Harold Kassewitz, Her-
ert Scheer, Louis Zeientz, Baron
)e H. Meyer for the United
'alestine Appeal, Herman Wep-
lan, H. I. Magid, Jos. M. Fine,
r. L. Williams, Lawrence Sa-
cro. Hadassah representatives
ire: Mrs. Max Dobrin, Mrs. Isi-
lor Cohen, Mrs. Nat Sharaf,
Irs. Sam Simonhoff and Mrs.
lenry Settlin.
Miss Mildred (Sr'eenberg at the
iiano accompanied Cantor M.
ihoulson of Beth David in a
number of Yiddish folk songs
lich were very beautifully ren-
Jered.
-.*-...-.**-?,*
The entire company of the Burton-Garrett Players, who will entertain the guests of The Jewish
Floridian at the Temple Theatre, Tuesday night, November 27, at 8 o'clock.
PROMINENT JEWISH
MERCHANT DIES
AT ORLANDO
Harry Stolberg, a prominent
Jewish merchant of Orlando, died
from gas asphyxiation, self-admin-
istreed, last Friday at his Orlando
home.
Harry Stolberg came to Miami
many years ago and for a short
period was associated in business
with the late Louis Fine, one of
Miami's leading Jews of the past
decade. Shortly after his arrival
he left for Orlando, where he
subsequently made his home. He
was interested in various Miami
enterprises in the past several
years.
Mr. Stolberg was for a num-
ber of years president of the Or-
lando Jewish Community and
took a very active part in the
civic and communal life of Orlan-
do, in addition to his interest
and efforts among his fellow-
Jews.
Mr. Stolberg was about *>0
years of age and was a veteran
of the Spanish-American war.
He was buried in Beth David
cemetery after the rites had been
conducted by a delegation from
the local Bnai Brith lodge and
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He leaves surviving him his
wife.
MIAMI U. STUDENTS
ARE GUESTS OF
BETH DAVID
The Jewish boys and girls at-
tending the University of Miami
will be guests of Congregation
Beth David at the services on
Friday night,November 23, at
which time a special program will
be presented. Clarence Ross, one
of the students in the senior law
class, on behalf of the young
men, and Miss Reba Engfer, well
known public speaker and mem-
ber of the university debating
team, will speak on behalf of the
young ladies. Rabbi Weisfeld will
preach.
LET'S GET ACQUAINTED
As we said last week, too many of our Jewish men and women do not even
know each other; haven't had the opportunity to meet each other. That's only
one of the reasons for the Theatre Party at the TEMPLE THEATRE, TUES-
DAY, NOVEMBER 27, 8 P. M., where we want all the Jewish men and women
of Miami to be the guests of the Jewish Floridian.
Due to a change in the bill caused by a desire on our part and that of the
Burton-Garrett Players to give you something that has not yet been presented to'
Miamians, "THE OLD SOAK" will be presented for your entertainment.
If you have not yet reserved your tickets, make sure to call the president of
your organization and have her call the Jewish Floridian. The time is close.
You want to be there with all your friends. We want you to be there to have a
good time.
If you don't belong to any of the local organizations, call 36840 and we will
take care of your needs.
YOUR "U" AND YOU
A Plea
Aside from his contribution of
the "Koran" to the world litera'
ture, Mahomet will probably be
best remembered by his appella-
tion of the Jews. He called them
"the People of the Book." And
that the Jews justified the impli-
cation of this compliment is best
attested by the fact that at a time
when England was just beginning
to put John Milton's ideas of
public education into effect; while
Germany was experimenting with
its "Realschule" and America
with its Latin schools and acade-
mies, practically every Jewish
town in Europe boasted a com-
munal elementary school and an
advanced school or seminary
would be found in a radius of
every few hundred miles. So im-
portant was the education of the
community's future citizenry that
children o f indigent parents
would receive not only their tu-
ition free but would also receive
they- meals and lodging at th$
homes of the public-spirited and
generous-minded Jews. This tra-
dition has passed down to our
own days. Even those people
who have no children of their
own consider it their duty"\?.* *y
privilege to enable boys and girls, e''
y^TanTmerr*and women to receive
that training that will prepare
them to take their place in so-
ciety as worthwhil elcaders of
their immediate spheres, with this
exception. Whereas in former
days support was given to only
those students who engaged in
religious studies, nowadays the
pursuit of secular study, or for
that matter, any study that will
broaden the student mentally,
cultivate in him qualities that will
prove beneficial to him and the
community, is considered suffi-
ciently important to warrant sup-
port and co-operation.
Here in Miami we are for-
tunate in having a university
that is far superior to the tradi-
tional southern university or col-
lege. It ranks equally with north-
ern universities, by whom it is
duly recognized. A goodly share
of its student body is Jewish. It
is but a matter of a few years
when these students, then grad-
uates, will take their place in Mi-
ami Jewry as tone-givers in the
circles in which they will move.
Does not, therefore, Miami Jew-
ry owe it to itself to take a far
greater interest in the progress
and welfare of these students
than it has heretofore? While the
Lions Club, the Women's Club
and various other organizations
are annually granting scholar-
ships to needy and meritorious
students, not one Jewish organi-
zation has as yet come forward
with an offer to grant a scholar-
ship to some Jewish student at
the university who is deserving
and would appreciate it. Cannot
all factions in Miami Jewry unite
in this extremely worthy under- .
taking to provide at least two or
three scholarships each year to
needy Jewish students who may
otherwise be denied the benefits
of a higher education? There are
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
November 23, 1928
N
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
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By The Jewish Floridian Publishing Company
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EDITORIAL STAFF
J LOUIS SHOCHET I. LA-KY BEN" DOROM
A CHOCHOM
A. S'. ASHER
EDITORIAL
JUST SO LONG SHALL MAN BE ^RESPECTED
AS HE RETAINS HIS SELF-RESPECT
So much has been said about
the incident of the "Wailing
Wall*" on last Yom Kippur that
we had hoped that the matter
so clarified that even those
that did not care to see would
have seen the incident in its true
light. However ... At the
meeting of the Zionist district
held last Sunday night one of the
speaker? deplored the incident of
the "Wailing Wall'" and proper-
ly, we suhr.::. condemned the
failure of Chaim Weitzman and
other leader? in Zionism to take
prompt and courageous action to
condemn the attitude of the Brit-
ish government in tolerating such
happening- But no sooner had
this speaker concluded than there
followed him upon the rostrum
a gentlemen whom we highly re-
spect. And this gentleman of the
cloth delivered himself of state-
ments so far trom the actual
facts, so foolishly quibbled, that
we cannot sit idly by and permit
that statement to go unchalleng-
ed First Historically and sci-
entifically, this very gentleman^
knows that the wailing wall has
never been proven other than
one of the original walls of the
Temple proper. That all other
statements to the contrary arc
mere creations of fantasy on the
part of some archaeologists, un-
proven as yet. As to the remain
der The "wailing wall" epi-
side is so exaggerated, etc., etc.
Let us for a moment forg. t
the leaders of the so-called op-
position to the present adminis-
tration of the Zionist Organiza
tion of America and turn to
those who would have been
promnent in the councils of the
Zionist movement of the world
We all recall the furore created
by the arrival in this country not
so many months ago of the noted
scientist and Zionist. Prof Selig
Brodetsky. And we recall the ac-
claim and triumphant parades
that the Zionist Organization of
America created for him during
his tour of the various American
cif.es At a meeting held in the
city of London within the past
several weeks, at which Prof.
Brodetsky. Chief Rabbi Dr Hen:
and Dr Eder, among others,
spoke. Prof. Brodetsky said: "Wc
hold no controver-y with the
Mohammedans Our controversy
is with the English administration
in Palestine, because she has not
yet realized that the religious
feelings o fthe Jews must also be
treated with respect. We are in
Palestine not by favor but by
right and we demand this right."
Chief Rabbi Dr. Hertz, always
model for the expression of loy-
alt yand patriotism, in a speech
characterized by unusual bitter-
ness of feeling for one in his of-
ficial position, said: "We crave
no mercy from King George. We
request but a slight use of com-
mon sense." Dr. Eder, the chair-
man of the meeting, one of the
-t ever held in London, said:
"The deepest feelings of our peo-
ple have been trodden upon and
ted, and violated by none
t than the British mandate
er in Palestine It is with
>t regret that I must em-
:ze that this is not the first
time that we have had to com-
plain of similar conduct of vio-
lence towards w< r-hippers at the
"Wailing Wall"' under the Bnt-
l-h iJministration. Accepting the
late the English government
assumed the responsibility of con-
tinuing all of our existent rights
t' ly places This is not a po-
ln: '. question It is not even ex-
clusively a religious question. We
cr demand our rights This is a
matter that ranks higher than the
mandate and our demands are
not based upon the mandate
all ne Had no recognition been
-Jed the Iewj*h nattcnal
home we Jews would not have
quietly submitted to such out-
- But the mandate docs ex
:-t Does it perhaps mean
that the religious rights of all in-
habitants of Palestine must be
protected, save that of the Jew-1
Must we be the only exception''
The religious convictions of the
Jewish nation and its traditions
are dear to millions of our people
and we must demand the proper
respect for them"
Now let us for a moment ex-
amine the facts and see whether
< not the "Wailing Wall" cpi-
8 Jc was exaggerated, etc.. etc.,
.- our very eminent Rabbi sug-
l -ted, and whether or not the
protest so ably voiced by his pre-
c cessor on the rostrum was not
well founded Among the charges
p referred against the English, or
British, government are: I. The
gates to Palestine are practically
closed to our own people, and
compared to the Palestinian re-
strictions, the American quota
regulations are but playthings.
Even the sacrificing "Chalutzim."
ready to shed their very life
blood for the upbiuldmg of Pal-
estine, is at an end, excluded.
Even now when the economic
crisis in Palestine is at an end,
and new endeavors and cntcr-
prises require the help of work
men, Chalutzim are not admitted
According to the statement of H.
Dobkin, the leader of the Chal-
utzim of Palestine, the Jews of
Palestine will shortly be compell-
ed to import Arab laborers from
the Sudan because the adminis-
tration will not permit the entry
of Chalutzim, even at a time
when thousands are waiting for
the signal to enter. 2. The gov-
ernment has not shown the slight-
est tendency to help develop
Jewish colonization and the tre-
mendous burden has been thrown
entirely upon the Jews. 3. Jews
must pay for every bit of earth
thai they need, even though the
government itself is the owner of
muchJand which could be turn
ed over to the Jews for develop
ment. 4. New Jewish Industrie -
are forced to compete with well
established and long existent for-
eign firms, and in addition pay
heavy import duties i n raw ma-
terials. The government having it
within its powers by means of
the regulation of the tariff to aid
and protect these industries, re-
fuses to help and does nothing
J All products oSMhc^- new in
dustnes are heavily taxed. 6. The
major portion of ever, purely gov-
ernmental works. Act as sanitary
improvements and education costs
are forced upon the Jews and
they made to pay for the ereater
pan of it. although all inhabi-
tants profit. 7. Jews are treated
as if they were people of an in-
ferior race who mu-t be held
tightly under control and taught
to keep their place, practically as
the negroes in Africa. < r similar
wild tnhes. These are but a few
of the charges made gainst the
British government, not even
bearing in mind 'insults such as
the refusal to admit that great
Zionist, Jabotinsky, the recent re-
fusal to permit Schwartzbord to
enter, and others of the same
kind too numerous to mention.
All these are but the causes
leading up and culminating in the
outburst of the real Jewish heart
nst the British gi vernment
and the Zionist organization for
sitting idly by and overlooking
at the time of the disturbance at
the "Wailing Wall." Tis not
merely against the incident of the
"Wailing Wall" that the Jew
protest^ but against that spirit
which makes such incidents pos-
sible
And may we most respectfully
direct the attention of .this very
same gentleman to the resolution
protest adopted by the Syna-
gogue Council of America only
this week in New York City For
the information of those of our
readers who do not know the
Synagogue Council, we may add
that the Council consists of rep-
resentative- of the Reform. Con-
servative and Orthodox Judaism,
and includes the Central Confer-
ence of American Rabbis, the
Rabbinical Assembly of the L'nit-
ed Synagogue, the Rabbinical
Council of the L'nion of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of
America, the L'nion of American
Hebrew Congregations, the Un-
ion of Orthodox Jewish Congre-
gations of America and the L'nit-
ed Synagogue of America. The
resolution read.
"'The Synagogue Council of
America, a n organization i n
which arc represented officially
all religious elements in Jewry,
voicing the religious conscience
of the millions of Jews of the
United States of America, pro-
foundly deplores the interference
with Jewish worship which took
place at the Kothel Maaravi (The
Western Wall), popularly known
as the Wailing Wall, in Jerusa-
lem, on the Day of Atonement.
"'Relying on the spirit of broth-
erhood and reverence for sacred
things, common to all religions,
the Synagogue Council herewith
expresses its firm hope that Jew-
ish worship at the Wall, a "tra-
dition of centuries, be respected
in the future, and that there shall
never be a recurrence of such a
painful offense to the religious
feelings of the Jews in Palestine
and of the whole world."
So that with all due respect
and courtesy to the honored gen-
tleman of the cloth, we feel that
we prefer to remember the inci-
dent and not to minimize it, as
he has attempted to do: we
It's a wise fish that can read
between the lines
1 1 1
Old N .: was a great success
as.a speculator He cornered all
the stock in the world.
1 *
In days of old knights were
bold They had to be. becauCM
the ladies of that day wouldn t
st.,rt anything.
1 1 1
Intelligent people judge a writ-
er by what he says: cranks judge
him by what they red between
the lines.
* t 1
If a man fails to get what he
he ought to be
thankful
r <
A sweetheart expected you I
appear with a white horse: a
swee::e expects white mule.
* 1 1
Perfection in courtesy is reach-
ed when a drug clerk sells a
Lge -tamp and offers to wrap
it for the customer
* 1 *
California is merely following
the example of Moses When he
found the land was dry. he plant-
ed grapes
* < 1
Friends .-.re those who gossip
about you for pleasure instead of
vengeance
* 1 1
Don't feel cheated because
your wife is dumb. The fact that
you selected her proves she has
no monopoly of dumbness
1 1 1
Don't be a human bass drum
a lot of noise and nothing in-
side.
i 1 1
The dying sinner might con-
sole himself with the thought
that he isn't likely to be left out
in the cold.
111
The clock points out the hours
for a man. but a charming wo-
man makes him forget them.
111
Cupid is the manager of a
two-ring circusthe engagement
and wedding rings.
111
Why shouldn"t the specialist
charge more? He gets only one
choose to take our view of facts
and conditions from such organi-
zations as the Synagogue Council
of America, comprised of men
who know and think, and from
such noted leaders in the Zionist
movement as Chief Rabbi Dr.
Henz of England. Prof. Selig
Brodetsky and Dr. Eder.
And to take our brand of
Zionism from men in whose
prayer books and recitations there
still remains the mention of Je-
rusalem and Palestine, and with
whom that age-old and never-to-
be-forgotten cry of "Im Eshko-
chaych Yerusholayim, Tishkach
Yemini" (If I forget thee, O Je-
rusalem, may I forget my right
hand" is ever borne in mind.
crack at you, while the family
doctor regards you as an annuity.
111
Religion is like education.
Those who need it most are by
their very need made incapable
of realizing it.
111
Neves judge a woman's smile
by her teethboth may be arti-
ficial.
111
Rules for a Rabbi to Become
Popular
1 Let your supreme motive
be popularity rather than relig-
ion.
2. Study to please everyone of
your congregation and make a
reputation rather than to please
God
3. Take up popular, passing f|
and sensational themes to draw
the crowd, ana avoid essential
doctnnes of religion.
4 Denounce sin in the ab-
-tract, but pass lightly over siai
that prevail in your own congre-
gation.
5. If asked, "Is it wrong to
mix dishes, keep a treifah house,
play cards and go to movie* on
Friday night instead of going to
services?" answer very pleasantly,
"Oh. that is a matter for private
judgment. It is not for me to say
what you shall or shall not do."
6 Reprove the sins of the ab-
sent, but make those who are
p -ent pleased with themselves,
so that they will enjoy the ser-
mon and not go away with their
feelings hurt.
7. Preach on the loveline-- of
virtue and the glory of Heaven:
but teach them also that no mat-
ter what they do, God is too
good to send any of your own
congregation to the other place.
8. Provide easy chairs, fashion
magazines and refreshments for
those who are too tired to listen
to your preaching on things re-
ligious.
9. Avoid seriousness in your
daily rounds with the members
of the congregation as to mat-
ters religious.
10. Care not whether the chil-
dren go to Talmud Torah or
Sunday school but provide c.rd
parties for the women, and things
"risque" for the men.
We are sincerely proud to join
the ranks of such men as Rabbi
Hertz, Brodetsky, Eder and oth-
ers who are courageous enough
to say what they think, and not
follow the wishy-washy policy of
the present Zionist administra-
tion. For, just so long as man re-
tains his self-respect, just that
long and longer shall he be re-
spected.
And so the "Wailing Wall" to
us will ever be a reminder of
that glorious tradition of ours,
that spirit of self-respect which
characterized the "Maccabees"
and for which all true Zionists
nope, pray and work to once
again return to that real land of
all real Jews Palestine.


November 23", 1928
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
Page 3
Would the World Benefit
By the Assimilation
of the Jew?
By David Goldblatt
The Jewish Contribution
To Music
"The cultivation nf music was so wiuVly
ipicad and mi completely naturalised In I--
uJ, that it was even pushed t>> excels."
II BwsM.
Music, the only language that
all human hearts understand and
feel, the tamer and charmer of
beasts and brutes, the teacher of
harmony, of love and peace
among the whole human race,
came to the Aryans from no oth-
er source than the Jewish Peal'
ter. There is not one great Aryan
composer in the whole history of
music that has not been first
charmed by the chants of our
l'salms in his Church. Only in
these, and presumably nowhere
else, could he discover the wings
of his youthful soul, with which
to fly among the cherubim that
sing to the tunes of the Harp of
David. Without this influence
and inspiration, these great Ar-
yan composers most probably
might have become great men of
muscle, like their progenitors, the
Greeks, who had very little time
for music. Even Schopenhauer
admitted this by saying: "Church
music is the best foundation for
B musical education." But what is
church music if not Jewish?*'
In spite of the fact that its
beginning is as old as the first
man on earth, music is generally
regarded as the youngest of all
arts. Its advent as an art has a
remarkably close coincidence with
the advent of the emancipation of
the Jews from their Aryan rul-
ers. Thei rmarch, in time as well
h&- in space, was parallel, as
though the progress of one was
the consequence of the other. We
find Jewish participation in the
progress of music, first in France,
by Halevy, Bizet, Offenbach and
Her;; next, among the Germans
by Bruch, Meyerbeer, Mendels-
sohn, Brull, Hiller and Gern-
shcim; among the Italians by
Franchetti and Rossi; among the
Hungarians by Joachim, Remen-
yi, Naehez, Singer and Goldmark:
among the Austrians by Hauser,
EUppoldi and Fischhoff; in Po-
land by Wieniawski, Lotto, Fried-
heim, Rosenthal, Josefy and
Moschkowsky; in England by
Barnett, Benedict, Cowan, Mos-
cheles, Alvars and Costa. Many
of those in Czarist Russia, where
the Jews were forced to embrace
Christianity before they could
unfold the wings of their ideals,
changed their religion and there'
fore are counted to the credit of
the Aryans. Yet in spite of this,
the Rubinsteins, Brodsky, Auer,
Grcgorowitz, Davidson and Gab-
rilowitz have outshone all con-
tcmopararies in their own coun-
try.
During the entire period of
persecution of the Jews by the
Aryans, there was very little
progress among the latter in the
musical world. However, music
was not dead during that time.
It was fostered and encouraged
among the Jews by their cantors
(chanters; Heb.hazanim) and
cherished by all Jewish commu-
nities in their synagogues, as well
as. in their homes at their Sab-
bath meals. Almost every new
persecution suffered at the hands
of the Aryans, brought among
the Jews a new prayer and a new
musical composition chant. With
bleeding hearts and heads our
persecuted people ran into their
houses of worship to be consoled
and healed by the strains of the
new compositions of their haza-
nim. The Jewish tailor, the cob-
bler, the carpenter, and even the
blacksmith hummed these COmpo
sitions over their work all week.
They had no mind for sports, in
which the. Aryan worker is al-
ways absorbed in preference to
purely intellectual recreation.
Many times the whole workshop
gave the appearance of a well re-
hearsed opera, with the master
himself joining in the chorus.
These hazanim were not mere-
ly singers, nor was the major part
of the Jewish prayers wedded to
one particular musical setting. A
hasan that could not compose his
own repertoire had a very low
standing in his class. To keep up
a >_;ood reput.it ion a hazan could
not repeat the same composition
at the same synagogue many
times without depreciating his
own value in the eyes of his con-
gregation. For every New Year's
(Rosh Hashanah) service, every
hazan was expected to create, or
borrow from his brother hazan.
new compositions. Compositions
have thus been made by thous-
ands ot our hazanim, year by
year, while our Aryan '"masters"'
neglected every art except the
one of persecution, an art which
many of their greatgrandchildren-
cannot forget even to this day.
Of course, not many of these
compositions have seen the color
of printer's ink- 'that was not
necessary, because ot the craze
lor new compositions; old ones,
even the best, were discarded.
No orthodoz hazan dared to com-
mercialize his genius, which is
considered by all of them as the
gift of God, for which reason it
belongs to the synagogue alone.
From time to time, however,
some of them broke the rule and
sold some of their compositions
lor the profane stage, alter they
had been performed in the syna-
gogue; and some of them were
persuaded to leave the role of
hacan for one in the opera, im-
mediately to gain worldly lame.
Within the writer's memory, sev-
eral such compositions have been
purchased by the Warsaw State
Theatre from the Solitzer hazan,
who was then officiating at the
Synagogue in the Nalewka Street,
where the director of the State
Theatre, a Christian, used to
Come to listen. The performance
of these compositions in the the-
atre always secured a beautiful
reception by the public and the
press. Schnitzler, the choirmaster
of the so-called German Syna-
gogue in the Tlomatzka Street,
joined the opera of the State
Theatre, where he was soon after
crowned with the title of King
of the Lyric Tenors; and Zeide-
man, an assistant to the Prager
hazan J. Michalowsky, followed
Schnitzler, and he too was crown-
ed as the King of the Basso.
The relation between hazanuth
and the opera can further be il-
lustrated by Halevy, the com-
poser of thirty operas and two
balettes, the son of a Hebrew
poet and the brother of another
Hebrew poet, who wrote three
compositions of hazanuth in five
parts, published in Naumbourg's
'"Zemiroth Israel." Furthermore,
his opera, "La Juive," is all haza-
nuth. Some believe that Halevy
served as choir-leader for three
years in a Paris synagogue. Of-
fenbach, the creator of musK;il
humor, was the son of a Jewish
hazan. Braham, the greatest mu-
sical genius England ever had,
was a chorister in the Duke's
Place Synagogue. Meyerbeer,
who has been characterized by
his critics as "a combination of
Oriental gorgeousness, German
massiveness, French vivacity and
Italian brilliancy," also composed
some beautiful Psalmodic compo
sitions. After the first appearance
of Anton Rubinstein's opera,
"Die Makkabeer," in the Royal
Theatre of Berlin, one of its crit-
ics remarked: "The Royal The-
atre has been turned into a syn-
agogue." The same could be said
of almost 60 per cent of Rubin-
stein's other compositions, in
spite of his father's baptism.
Mendelssohn's compositions
sound (>0 per cent Jewish, and
-his valume of Duettes, like all
hazanuth.
It is not our object to go
through all the Jewish geniuses
m the musical world who have
gained universal recognition. Had
this been the case, we could ex-
perience no difficulty in tracing
the relation ot almost every one
ot them, in some way, to the in
Quence oi our liturgical music,
which plays a very important
part in the religious lite of our
people. Aryan persecution has
t orced many of them to change
their religion, but could not very
well change their origin. Even
such as Anton Rubinstein, who
was born ot baptized Jewish par-
ents, could not Aryanize his soul
altogether. The reason is obvious;
music is wedded to religion, and
the source of all religions must
naturally be the source of all
music too.
It is only a short time since
the Jews entered the world's mu-
sical arena, and their achieve-
ments are tremendous. Not only
can they now match their own
against all the musical geniuses
of all nations combined, but they
have even managed to reach the
mastery of the piano and the vio-
lin. Leopold Auer alone produced
at least twenty Jewish masters ot
the violin that no Aryan nation
can matcik. The Jewish Maestro
is not a mere performer like a
Paderewski or a ('arusoin ad-
dition he is a teacher, and pro-
duces a dynasty to follow him,
and in many cases he is a com-
poser of note, too. He will help
others often at his own expense,
while the Aryan will melt in his
own glory. As a case in point,
we have in mind Carl Tausiu. i
Polish Jew, who was not only a
match for Paderewski at the pi-
ano, but also saved Wagner to
lame by helping him obtain the
money to build his theatre in
Bayreuth. Wagner, an Aryan,
was a man full of difficulties. But
he always found a Jewish purse
to help him out of most of them.
How grateful he was, however,
is well known.
Since the Jews are admittedly
called "The People of the Book"
they may justly claim the credit
for all the Aryan successes that
won tame upon Biblical sources.
Handel, for instance, must have
had his good reasons for spend-
ing the greater part of his life
on the Bible, and particularly on
the Old Testament. The greater
part of his work consists of thir-
teen Biblical operas, of which
only one belongs to the New
Testament. In going over the list
of his subjects (Esther, Deborah,
Athalia, Saui, Samson, Israel in
Egypt, Joseph and His Brethren,
Belshazzar, Joshua, Judas Macca-
beus, Jephthah, and Messiah)
one can clearly see the opinion
of a great Aryan composer as to
the best source for the best mu-
sic. Mozart's 20 Masses, 9 Offer
tones, and 8 Litanies and Hymns
belong to the same source. Bee-
thoven's Mass in D is the only
composition that survived all his
other productions. Verdi suffered
reverses one after another, until
he established his reputation by
hi~ Biblical opera "Nabucodono-
sor." Haydn, who was brought
up upon religious compositions,
lias himself composed fourteen
Masses, one Stabat Mater, ten
Church pieces; and one of his
two best compositions was "Cre-
ation." That same composer could
not obtain recognition in his own
country, and he might have died
in obscurity, had not the Jew,
Solomon, brought him over to
London, where he made a j^reat
impression with the twelve sym-
phonies that he composed for
Solomon's concerts. Bach is con-
sidered primarily a church musi-
cian, and he acted as cantor in
the Thomas Schule of Leipzig.
Schumann admitted the wonder-
ful influence of Mendelssohn
over his career and works, and
expressed his admiration by his
Psalmodic compositions. That
Jew baiter Wagner could not find
among the Aryans a better con-
ductor for his 'Pirzifal" than
Herman Levi, the son of a rabbi,
and for the opening night of his
Bayreuth Theatre another Jewish
conductor, Julius Stern.
As already stilted above, the
Jewish people as a rule docs not
commercialize vocal music, but
keeps it sacred for the Syna-
gogue. For that reason the world
at large will never know the ex-
act position of the Jews in the
musical world. When a Caruso,
i lean D'Rcszke, or a d*Negre,
is produced by any of the Aryan
nations, he is immediately placed
in the limelight before the whole
world: whilst among the lews,
such prodigies remain within the
Jewish fold. If such an Aryan
disappear from the stage, hi- na-
tion can very rarely replace him,
whilst among the Jews there arc
always many to replace the one.
In fact, hundreds of them are
living from hand to mouth. For
example, we point to but a few
Jewish candors in New York--
Quartin, Hershman, Rosenblatt,
and Schliskywho have manag-
ed to escape the ingratitude of
the Aryan masters of the home
of their birth The last one,
whose voice reaches high "E," is
soon to appear with the San Car
lo Company to sing the leading
roles in "La Juive," ""La Boheme"
and "Tosca" for ten nights, at a
price of $1,50') for each appear-
ancethe highest price ever paid
to any singer on the stage.
In the whole of the United
States, with a population of over
one hundred and twenty million
people, there are only two opera
companies, one in New York and
the other in Chicago. Both of
them have between themselves
no more than 10,000 regular at-
tendants. Both depend for their
existence upon rich patrons,
whilst one prize fight between
Dempsey .and Tunney exceeds
them both in profit, as well as
in honors. We are informed by
piano manufacturers and music
dealers that the percentage of
their customers may safely be
taken at 75 per cent Jewish, and
that even a poor Jewish family
will buy a piano or victrola.
Oscar Hammerstein tried to de-
velop a musical taste among the
sport-crazy Aryans, and he lost a
fortune. Adolph Lewisohn, a
Jew, presented a beautiful and
very expensive stadium to the
people of New York; Guggen-
heim, another Jew, is still paying
for the music; Goldman, still an-
other Jew, is conducting; the
greatest musical talent obtainable
is performing, and if the music-
loving Jews were not filling the
-cats, the stadium would have to
be closed. It may be safely stated
as a fact that an Aryan entering
a concert hall becomes a better
man, and the Jew entering a
prize-fight leaves the better man
behind.
Individual nations, inclined to
relegate some of the statements
above made into the scrap-heap
of exaggerations, by judging the
Jewish musicians in their country-
only, may not see the full light
of our statements until they com-
bine all the great Jewish musi-
cians from every nation into one
group, and compare them with a
group of any single nation.
Our contention in this article
will then prove to be more than
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
November 23, 1928
II

: SOCIETY :
On last Sunday night Miss
Frances Druckerman, well known
pianist, entertained at her home
in honor of Mrs. Fred Berney,
who recently returned from the
north, where she had visited ex-
tensively Bridge was played and
a buffet supper was served
Among those present were Mr
and Mrs Fred Berney, Dr. G. J.
Gerson, Miss Helen Freed, Rcba
Engler, Sam Koerner, Jack Druc-
kerman and Mr and Mrs Louis
Druckerman.
Miss Sonia Segal was the guest
of honor at a surprise party ten-
dered by her mother, Mrs. Ab
ner Segal, and Mrs. H Goldberg.
Bridge was played and prizes
were awarded to Jack Daly and
Miss Frances Gross. Among those
present were Florence Besvinick,
Ruth Kaplan, Irene Farr, Helen
Wolpert, Luella Wallerstein, Jack
Daly Aaron Farr, Jerry Cohn,
Gene Kohn, Clyde Ross, Edward
Cohen, M o e Albert, Irving
Greenfield and C Cohen
sin, Claire Cohen. A large num-
ber of guests were present from
various parts of Greater Miami.
Prizes were awarded and among
those who received the coveted
honors were Mrs Harry I Magid
and Mrs Sam Silverstcin. When
the gueaU first arrived they were
lerved with luncheon. Bridge was
then played and several vocal and
instrumental selections were then
given. Later in the afternoon re
fresmmentl including ice cream,
coffee and cake were served. A
very pleasant afternoon was spent
by all and the guest of honor,
M>> Cohen, was bidden a reluc-
tant "ant wiedersehen."
Were going to let you in on
a secret The people involved do
not even know that this is to be
printed ?<~> here goes. Mr and
Mrs I Lasky are celebrating the
sixteenth anniversary of their
wedSing on November 26, and
we all join in congratulations to
them with wishes that they may
live to celebrate many more an-
niversary- of the happy event.
Mrs. M. Scheinberg entertain-
ed last Monday night in honor
of the bridge committee for Beth
David at her home in Riverside.
Refreshments were served and a
good time was had by all. Among
those present were Mrs. M
Schonfield, Mrs J L. Schochet,
Mrs Kandel, Mrs. Katz, Mrs
Majid and Mrs. M Goldenblank
Mr and Mrs. David L. Slann
are beini: congratulated on the
arrival of a baby daughter last
week at Victoria Hospital Moth-
er is resting nicely and "Daddy"
ii Knitting about very happily.
Mrs. Walder entertained a
number of frends at a bridge
luncheon last Friday afternoon at
the Columbus hotel. The tables
were beautifully decorated with
silver vases full of gladiolii
Prizes for high score were award-
ed to Mrs. L. Richtcr, Mrs.
Greenfield and Mrs Wallerstein.
Those present were Mrs. Seiden,
Mrs H. Greenfield, Mrs C
Greenfield, Mrs L. Richter, Mrs
P. Scheinberg, Mrs. Chas Davis,
Mrs. J. Bernstein, Mrs. S. Aron-
owitz, Mrs. Wallerstein, Mrs
Walder, Mrs Weinbcrg and Mrs
Kaufman.
Dr. Rose Rubin and Miss Ma-
ne Miser, who are spending sev-
eral days here, were guests of
Mr. and Mrs Louis Gerson of
this city A dinner party was ten-
dered by the hosts on Sunday
night to a number of friends
honoring the visitors. Quite a
number of the younger set were
present and Miss Frances Druck-
erman and Mrs. Rose May Ger-
son Berney presented several vo-
cal and instrumental selections for
the entertainment of the guests.
Mrs Isidor Cohen entertained
last Friday at her home in Shen-
andpah in honor of her niece,
Miss Cohen, of New York City
Miss Cohen spent the past six
weeks in Miami, having come
here to act as one of the brides-
maids at the wedding of her cou-
Things Theatrical
Al Jolson, the world's most
famous entertainer, is still ap-
pearing at the Hippodrome The-
atre all week in his latest and
test talking picture, "The
Singing Fool."
In this great drama of stage
life Jolson is revealed as an actor
of unquestionable sincerity and
amazing power of emotional cx-
pr, -ion. In many of his scenes
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Dunn give excellent support in
the feminine roles.
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now entering into their sixth
week at the Temple The.itre,
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have met with the approval of
Miami theatregoers.
For their sixth week, which be-
gins Sunday, the Burton-Garrett
Players have selected a play that
has been termed one of the clas-
sics of the American theatre
Don Marquis' beloved play, "The
Old Soak," a story with a human
touch, a world o{ comedy and
perhaps a tear or two.
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Old Soak, a role which he had
the distinction of playing with
one of the original road produc
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November 23, 1928
IMPORTANT
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
Page 5
The Social Service Commit-
tee of the Council of Jewish
Women headed by its chair-
man, Mrs. P. Scheinberg, re-
quests that she be notified of
any families in need where a
Thanksgiving basket would be
appropriate and needed. It is
the committee's desire that
none who should receive these
baskets be overlooked, and
therefore urgently requests the
co-operation of Miami Jewry.
If you know of any such fam-
ilies please phone 20207 or
21373.
Junior Council of Jewish
Women
The Dramatic Circle of the
Junior Council has, after long
consideration, adopted "Stage
Strutters" as the official name of
the circle. They have been re-
hearsing for some time past and
will shortly present their first ef-
fort at one of the meetings of
the Junior Council. The next
meeting of "Stage Strutters" will
be held on Tuesday evening, No-
vember 27, at 7 o'clock sharp at
the Scottish Rite Temple. The
meeting will last onh/ one hour,
after which time the meeting will
be adjourned and the entire Jun-
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the Temple Theatre to be the
guests of the Jewish Floridian at
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other ways in' which we might
show our interest in these young
men and women. Organizations
who strive to make their meet-
ings as interesting as possible
could, and should, invite some
student from the university to
address them and to acquaint
them with the progress of the
Jewish student at the university.
We owe it to the students, we
owe it to ourselves. A communi-
ty is judged by the interest it
displays in its educational insti-
tutions. Let not Miami Jewry be
found wanting. Let us all unite.
Ours will be the benefit.
Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld
Program For Jewish
Floridian Theatre Party
Following is the cast of char-
acters to be presented by the
Burton-Garrett Players at the
Temple Theatre on November 27,
when the ^kwish Floridian will
stage its theatre party: The play
is "The Old Soak," an old favor-
ite that has enjoyed several big
runs in northern cities.
The Cast
Webster Parson....Walter Kniffin
Mathilda Hawley........Grace Leith
Lucy Hawley......Marjorie Garrett
Tom Ogden..............Milo Boulton
Clemmie ............Harry Blackiston
Clem Hawley............Gavin Harris
Nellie ............................Alis Frost
"Al" ......................Robert Burton
Ina Heath......Margaret Wetherell
The Scenes
Act 1. The living room in
the Hawley home.
Act 2. The same, two weeks
later.
Act 3. Scene 1, The office in
the bank; scene 2, The living
room.
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The Samaritans and Their
Pentateuch
By Henry S. Morais
Much has been written, even
in recent times, respecting that
peculiar sect known as the "The
Samaritans," who wrongfully
claim to be descendants of the
Ten Tribes, originally composing
the Kingdom of Israel. Their na-
tionality was broken up, when
successive kings of Assyria, Shal-
maneseh, Sennacherib, and Sar-
gon, took them into captivity,
and peopled Samaria, their cap-
ital, with Assyrian subjects. This
fact, of itself, proves the falsity
of any claim modern Samaritans
may put forth. Their text of the
Pentateuch shows plainly that the
Written Word has been garbled
by them, especially when they
substitute for the Temple, Mount
Gerizim, instead of Mount Mor-
iah, or Mount Zion.
It is a wellknown fact that
Gerizim was the mountain chosen
in Deuteronomy XXVIII, 13)
for the pronouncement of the
Blessings by the Levites; while on
the opposite side, Mount 'Ebal
was selected for the Maledictions.
Below these two eminences lies
the ancient city of Shechem,
the modern Nablus or Naplouse.
Among the writings on this
subject, nothing is more distinc-
tive than that found in the "Lit-
erary Remains" of Dr. Emanuel
Oscar Menahem Deutsch, en-
titled: "The Samaritan Penta-
teuch". He was a scholar acute
and profound, associated with the
British Museum. His researches
on the subject were conducted
under its auspices. A later work,
bearing the title, "The Samari-
tans", has emanated from the pen
of that distinguished scholar, the
chief Rabbi- of the English Se-
phardim, Moses Gaster, Ph.D., of
London, (published by the Brit-
ish Academy, 1925). Another
writer on this subject is Profes-
sor James A. Montgomery of the
University of Pennsylvania. But,
strange as it may seem, we
scarcely note any reference in
these latter works to the labori-
ous efforts of Dr. Deutsch, nor
what he unfolded from his dis-
coveries years before.
The Samaritans, variously called
by Jews Shomronim, from Sho-
meronSamariaare also known
by the term Cuthim. As has
been observed, their version of
the Pentateuch is in parts gar-
bled, and they have likewise a
Book of Joshua, so different from
the original book included in
Holy Writ (which, with their
other five Books, makes a Hexa-
teuch) that it has long since been
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Announcements
Hadassah
Beth David
The usual Friday night late
services will be held at Beth
David at 8 o'clock, when Rabbi
Israel H. Weisfeld will preach a
sermon on "The New Attitude."
The students of the University
of Miami will be guests of the
congregation. Cantor Shoulson
will sing several solos and the
usual congregational singing will
be had.
On Thursday morning, No-
vember 29, special Thanksgiving
services will be conducted by the
Rabbi at 11 o'clock. A musical
program will be a feature of this
service.
The subject of the Rabbi's ser-
mon will be, "How Old Is
Thanksgiving?"
Temple Israel
Rabbi Jacob H. Kaplan will
preach a sermon on "When
Dreamers Begin to Dream" at
the regular Friday night services
at Temple Israel. The choir will
sing as usual.
On Sunday morning the sec-
ond meeting of the open forum
will be held. The forum is at-
tracting considerable attention
and favorable comment. Rabbi
Kaplan will speak on the second
of a series of "My Impressions
of Russia."
A Thanksgiving service will be
held at the temple on Thursday
morning, November 29, at 11
o'clock, when Rabbi Kaplan will
deliver a sermon on "Apprecia-
tion of American Ideals as the
True Thanksgivine "
As previously announced in
these columns, the reception
planned for the young women of
Miami by the Hadassah, was held
at the Beverly Terrace Hotel and
resulted in the formation of a
Junior Hadassah. Sylvia Katz and
Harriet Salzberg were appointed
temporary officers to help form
the organization. The aims of the
Junior Chapter will be to help
toward the support of the chil-
dren's orphanage and the nurses'
training school in Palestine.
Mrs. Max Dobrin, Mrs. Nat
Sharaf, Mrs. I. Cohen and Mrs.
Louis Zeicntz acted as hostesses
and made the young ladies wel-
come They were assisted by Mrs.
Frank Solomon, Mrs. Herman
Wcpman and Mrs. Eliot Gold-
stein. The first meeting of the
Junior Hadassah will be held on
November 2^ at 8 p. m. at the
home of Miss Sylvia Katz.
An error was made in the col-
umn* of the local dailies and
weeklies in announcing that the
sewing circle at the home of Mrs.
SeliL'man would he held on Tues-
day afternoon. For the benefit of
all interested, Hadassah sewing
circles arc held the second and
fourth Mondays in each month.
The next sewing circle will be
held on Monday, November 26,
at the home of Mrs. Seligman,
at which time the tickets for the
Jewish Floridian theatre party
will he distributed to the mem-
bers by Mrs. Nat Sharaf, who is
in charge of the Hadassah party.
sion it was thought advisable not
to join the Co-operative Council
until such time when the league
will have more time tor discus-
sion at their next meeting.
The league will hold its regu-
lar meeting and dancing next
Wednesday night.
After November 28, the league
will not meet at the Columbus.
Various hotels are being consid-
ered and announcement of the
first meeting in December will be
made in local papers.
Mr. H. H. Farr spoke a few
words to the body at large in
which he told the league of the
many favorable reports he had
heard of its work. Parents of the
league members and other visitors
are invited to these meetings.
There will be a nomination of
officers next week and only paid
up members will be eligible to
nominate and be nominated.
Talmuh Torah building fund. Do-
nations are being received daily
from tourists and merchants ot
Miami. The committee in charge
is headed by Mrs. J. Englcr and
Mrs. Isidor Cohen. A fuller an-
nouncement and full details re-
garding the bazaar will be made
in these columns in the next is*
sue.
November* 23, 1928
North driven here by the cold
the funds of the bureau are be-
ing heavily taxed. The member-
ship committee thus far has not
met with the response it deserves
and must have for the self-pro-
tection of Miami Jewry.
Beth David Sisterhood
Jewish Welfare Bureau
A meeting of the hoard of di-
rectors of the Jewish Welfare
Bureau was held at the offices of
the bureau last Wednesday night
at which several important mat
ters were discussed. Plans of the
committee for the ball to be run
for the benefit of the bureau
were discussed.
Following the meeting of the
board of directors, the welfare
committee met and discussed sev-
eral of the problems of those de-
pendent upon it. Because of the
influx of needy cases from the
Emunah Chapter, O. E. S.
The Loyalty Club, an auxiliary
of the Emunah Chapter, celebrat-
ed at a card party given at the
home of Mrs. Charles Goldstein
last Thursday evening. Among
those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Spec-
tor, Mr. and Mrs. L. Kaiser, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Aronowitz, Mrs.
Francis Bcrner, Mrs. R. Scluaf
and numerous others.
The usual ceremonial and ini-
tiation was held last night at the
meeting of the chapter and a
very instructive and interesting
evening was had.
Friendship League
The Friendship League met at
the Columbus Hotel on Wednes-
day evening. After much discus-
The Beth David Sisterhood
sponsored a very large card
party at the Columbus hotel last
Wednesday night. Over thirty
tables of bridge were played and
six prizes were awarded to those
making highest scores The com-
mittee in charge consisted of Mrs.
J. Louis Shochct, Mrs. M. Sehcin-
berg, as hostesses, and Mrs. M.
Schonficld, Mrs. Katz, Mrs. Kan-
del, Mrs. M. Goldcnblank and
Mrs. Majid. Quite a tidy sum
was realized from the affair. This
sum will go towards the upkeep
of the Talmud Torah now being
carried on daily by Beth David
at the old Miami High School
building.
Preparations are being made
for the bazaar to be held during
December for the benefit of the
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An Appeal to the Jewish Public for Fair Play
I have been in business in Miami for a number of years,
when there were no other Jewish butchers here. I have
tried to play fair with my customers and have at all times
served them with STRICTLY KOSHER MEATS and
POULTRY.
Because of the fact that business has been slow some of
my local competitors have by insinuation and otherwise
raised the cry that we have been selling our customers
meat that has been non'kosher. They know that state'
ment is ABSOLUTELY FALSE.
Rev. S. Guttman, who is in charge of the killing of my
cattle and poultry and constantly in the store, is too well
known to need any recommendations as to his honesty.
He has "kabbolo" from prominent Rabbis of Roumania
and this country. When our new Rabbi of Beth David
arrived in Miami he was invited to call at our store and
closely examined Mr. Guttman and watched him slaugh'
ter both cattle and poultry.
We believe in not only preaching but PRACTICING
"KASHRUTH." We want all of you to KNOW EV-
ERYTHING YOU BUY IS KOSHER BEYOND A
DOUBT.
There is ONLY ONE WAY TO ASSURE IT. All
butchers should immediately place themselves under the
supervision of Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld. A MASH-
GIACH should be employed who will be constantly on
the move and on the watch. We are willing to do our
share by paying our fair share of the cost of a Mashgiach
and are ready to post a bond to secure this payment.
Can you ask any more of us? Are the rest of Miami's
kosher butchers ready to do as much?
We have notified Rabbi Weisfeld that we are anxious
to have our two stores placed under his supervision, and
we now repeat the offer.
JEWS OF MIAMI, PLAY FAIR!
TENNESSEE KOSHER MARKET MIAMI BEACH KOSHER MARKET
170 N. W. Fifth Street, Miami 329-331 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
DAVID GOTTFRIED, Proprietor
"FOR CHOICE KOSHER MEATS AND POULTRY SEE GOTTFRIED"