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

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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).
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Editor: Fred K. Shochet, <1959>.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 47 (Nov. 25, 1932).

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University of Florida
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wJewish Fiaridliiai in
-No. 10
MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 21, 1928
Price 5 Cents
BETH DAVID CHOOSES RABBI.
Unanimous Call Extended
JEWISH BOY
COMMENDED
Performances Praised
4
t Thursday night
8 an unusual scene in
y rooms of Beth Da-
jgregation when at a
eeting of the general
hip of the entire con-
Bi, a unanimous call
tended to Rabbi I.
Wi to the Rabbinate of
Beth Bvid. Because of con-
st it '.;: Aal requirements a se-
Hlot was taken and
Hdlot cast was in favor
ding the call to Rabbi
vV'''<: who has occupied
the Bit of Beth David for
the Kgt fourteen weeks.
bi PVeisfeld was sent for
r being advised that
regation desired him
bbi and that he had
nimously chosen for
of three years from
1st 1929, agreed-to
d pledged his efforts
make a "Bigger and
eth David."
a number of lauda-
arks were made by
hen, John Wolf, P.
k, Lewis Brown, Har-
s, and others present
the progress made
e Rabbi's arrival in
nd the remarkable
pients in the Talmud
[Varan.
Weisfeld was born in
r m, where he attended
Knd high schools, sub-
By moving to Brook-
Here his father is en-
~Hn the wholesale hat
Mb. He is a graduate
pRabbi Isaac Elchanan
fical Seminary which
dedicated the first of
of college buildings
five million dollar
be erected within the
years. While attend-
Yeshiva and the Uni-
of the City of New
ibbi Weisfeld was
i v WISH FRAT
To Hold Dance
Pi Kappa Mu, Jewish
jity at the University
pii is lending every ef-
make the "Big" Dance,
is to take the limelight
per 25, at the City
Big Success.
;hing is being done to
pleasure and comfort
e who will be present,
ly the ballroom but the
City Club building will
ed over to the guests
e occasion, which in-
the card rooms for
and other games.
e" Farr's Freshmen will
ih dance music and no-
Other attractions will
University Melody
[well known radio artists
le Glee Club, which has
fcly returned from their
[trip extended along the
coast of Florida,
purpose of the dance is
President of the Student body
for three years during which
time while Editor of the stu-
dent publication "Hadenu,"
he was the English Editor of
the "For Our Country," the
offical Mizrachi Zionist publi-
cation. He was also the chair-
man and an active member of
the debating team which went
to Chicago to debate with the
Chicago Theological Semin-
ary. The team led by Rabbi
Weisfeld was victorious receiv-
ing the unanimous decision of
the judges .presided over by
Judge Harry Fisher.
The Rabbi is at the present
time on the staff of the Day,
one of the largest Jewish pub-
lication in the world, contrib-
uting articles in English from
time to time, and is book re-
viewer for the Vanguard, a
leading literary magazine in
New York.
While in Miami he organ-
ized the Talmud Torah which
now has five classes in daily
session, including a class de-
voted to Yiddish; an adult
Bible class; a Sunday School
Teachers Training class, a
Sunday School Teachers
course in Biblical and post-
Biblical history, a Saturday
afternoon class where por-
tions of the Talmud are being
taught in the original; a Bar
Mitzva Boy's Breakfast Club
meeting every Sunday morn-
ing, and a large number of
'other activities.
Because of his duties and
activities the Rabbi has been
unable to find time for his
favorite diversions, tennis and
golf.
Rabbi Weisfeld is engaged
to Miss Lillian Rosen of To-
ronto, a playmate of child-
hood days and is expected to
be married in the early
spring.
BNAI BRITH
TO CELEBRATE
TO ELECT
Meeting To Be Held
The local chapter of Bnai
Brith will hold what is ex-
pected to be one of the most
important meetings of the
year on Thursday evening,
December 27 at the Elks Club
on East Flagler street when
the annual nomination and
election of officers for the
coming year will be held. Be-
cause of the fact that the na-
tional headquarters of Bnai
Brith have been counting on
real work being shown by the
local chapter during .the win-
ter season when Ben Briths
from all over the country will
be visiting Miami, the active
members of the local Sholom
Lodge are more than anxious
to elect those members to of-
fice who may be depended on
to raise funds to provide for
the payment of furnishings
for the new fraternity house,
which has just been occupied.
V'Aad HaKashruth
Is Being Formed
Last Wednesday night the
initial meeting of an organi-
zation to be known as the
"V'Aad HaKashruth" was
held and the following were
appointed a committee to de-
vise way and means of con-
ducting the organization. Mr.
A. L. Homa, Nathan Adelman.
John Wolf, Henry Seitlin, M.
Abrams. The purpose of the
organization will be to insure
that kosher meats or other
kosher food products being
sold will be absolutely kosher
MEN'S CLUB TO HOLD
NEW YEAR'S AFFAIR
Once again a Jewish boy
has come to the fore at the
University of Miami, this
time by "putting over" the
show at the Miami High
School building on Wednes-
day night. The University
Glee Club and band showed its
wares for the first time and
received the commendation of
the musical critics of the city
for the manner in which it
was put over, the Herald say-
ing it was "was clicking alone;
with professional precision."
A program was presented
featuring the Melody Boys, in
which Aaron Farr was at the
piano playing a number of his
own compositions, and the
three boys stopped the show
time and again.
One of the numbers that
went over with a bang was
the chorus finale of the first
part "Goin' Home." Individ-
ual stars led by Aaron Farr,
were, Bob Stanton, Walt
Svehla, being the three who
.compose the Melody Trio, and
Greeny Greenfield, one of the
Minstrel end men. Irving Lau-
ton was time and again the re-
cipient of continued applause
for his vocal presentations.
The Farr's Freshman, a
band of ten pieces gave just
the touch to the entire pro-
gram that was needed to
round out an evening of well
thought out enjoyment, the
original burlesque on Uncle
Tom's Cabin being especially
amusing.
Aaron is not new in the
field of music being the au-
thor of a large number of col-
lege and school songs, and a
number of highly praised jazz
compositions and ballads. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry H. Farr, for a number
of years residents of Miami.
for active and effective work.
A very active season of both
constructive and entertaining
work has been planned and
earnest and sincere workers
are needed.
All members are urged to
attend this meeting and help
shape the destinies of the lo-
cal Bnai Brith Lodge for the
future.
Dr. Samuel Aronowitz is
the present President of the
Lodge.
Big Events Planned
The Mens Club of Miami
will begin the 1929 season
with a real affair outrivalig
the splendid New Years Eve
banquet held last year.
Those that attened the af-
fair last year know and re-
member the good time had by
all. The Committee this year
plans if possible to make a
bigger and better affair.
There will be a twelve course
banquet, and plenty to drink.
No extra charges of any kind
will be made for crushed ice,
ginger ale, white rock or for
anything else. A complete
musical comedy show has
been engaged for the event
and will be supplemented by
individual vaudville acts dur-
ing the evening. The banquet
will begin at 8:30 p. m. and
will last until 2:30 in the
morning. Noisemakers and
everything necessary for a
real good time will be provid-
ed. .
The affair will be held at
the Biscayne-Collins hotel at
Miami Beach and will be a
strictly kosher catered meal
provided by the Jacobs Fam-
ily.
During the meal dancing
will go on, a band of the finest
having been provided for the
evening.
Because of the lack of space
only a limited number of re-
servations can be made, and
all are asked to make their re-
servations within the next few
days to insure themselves be-
ing at the event of the year.
FLAGLER STREET
MERCHANT DIES
NOVEL EVENT FIRST
TIME IN MIAMI
Commits Suicide
Louis Louis 45 years of age,
a member of the firm of A.
Louis & Son, prominent cloth-
iers of Miami, shot and killed
himself on Monday last at the
home of his uncle, Simon Cre-
ole, on S. W. 11th Avenue.
Mr. Louis was a member of
Temple Israel, James Carnell
Lodge of Masons, a former
commander of Battery B of
the National Guard Unit in
Key West in 1913 and 1914,
the Elks, Scottish Rite and
Mahi Temple of the Shriners,
was a graduate of the Ossin-
ing on the Hudson Military
Academy, had been in splen-
did health, and according to
friends in good financial shape
and no reason or motive can
be found for the act.
The funeral took place from
the W. H. Combs Funeral
Home where a large number
of friends who gathered to
pay pay their last respects
listened to the funeral serv-
ices as read by Rabbi Dr. Ja-
cob H. Kaplan of Temple Is-
rael. At the grave in Wood-
lawn Park cemetery, the de-
parted was accorded a Mason-
ic funeral. He leaves surviving
him his widow, Mrs. Rose
Louis, two daughters, Barbara
and Lois, and a son, Paul, his
parents Mr. and Mrs. A. Louis
of Miami, and three sisters.
An event rarely seen in Mi-
ami was witnessed at the ves-
try rooms of Beth David Sy-
nagogue last Fridgv night
and Saturday morning whtm
the Sheva Brochos of Mr. and
Mrs. Stillman of Borough
Park, New York, was cele-
ebrated. The couple are
spending their honeymoon in
Miami and being religious re-
quested that they be per-
mitted to celebrate the "Sheva
Brochos" in accordance with
tradition at the Synagogue
which was done. Rabbi Is-
rael H. Weisfeld conducted the
ceremony which was witness-
ed by a number of prominent
Miamians. Refreshments were
served and a number of ad-
dresses were made by Rabbi
Israel H. Weisfeld. Isador Co-
hen, Lewis Brown, Jake
Brown, Jos. M. Fine, Mrs. J,
Louis Schocket, Mrs. Jos. M#
Fine, Mrs. Lewis Brown,
Mrs. Isidor Cohen and Mrs,
Louis Heiman who congratul-
ated the couple and entended
them a welcome to Florida.
After the addresses Mr. Still-
man who possesses a fine ten-
or voice sang several appro-
priate selections. The cere-
mony was then conductad by
.Rabbi Weisfeld and at a late
hour the assemblage depart-
ed. In the words of Jake
Brown "I never had seen any-
thing like this before, and I
really enjoyed it."
in accordance with dietary
laws. The local butchers,
ritual slaughterers, delicates-
sen stores and restaurants in
Greater Miami will be placed
under the supervision of the
Organization who have asked
Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld of
Beth David to act as their
guide in all matters relating
to inspection of meats and
general supervision relating to
the observance of the dietary
laws. It will be the object of
the organization to introduce
and have passed laws in the
next Legislature of the State
of Florida similar to the laws
passed in New York, Mary-
land, Virginia, California,
Ohio, Michigan and other
States, known as "The Kosher
Laws." The next meeting
will be held next Wednesday
night at which time all butch-
ers and "shochtim" have been
invited to be present.


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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
December 21, 1928
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THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
A Weekly Newspaper Published At Miami, Florida
By The Jewish Flondun Publishing Company
253 Halcyon Arcade
6
Phone 684'
EDITORIAL STAFF
. J LOUIS SHOCHET I LASI BEN DOROM
A CHOCHOM
A N A^HE?
EDITORIAL
Less though has been given
by Jewish educators to the re-
ligious training of the young
girl than to 'any other pha*e
of Jewish life. It ha? been
taken for granted since time
immemorial that the girl will
do as her parents tell her and
will absorb whatever she may
need from her environment.
No doubt, such supposi:
wer.- on the whole justifiable
in Jewish communities up tiii
the period of the emancipation
and enlightenment. Life has
changed completely in this
century, particularly for wo-
men. In the first place,
all civilized countries, girls
must attend the secular
schools u well as the boys.
They therefore come into
tact with children of other
faiths: they study subjects
that require explanation be-
fore a reconciliation with tra-
ditional religion can be
brought about Being alert
and intelligent, they ask ques-
tions, they want to know the
reason for observances, they
demand explanations of truths
btt -d on faith. There is no
harm in this attitude. There
i harm rather in foolish par-
ent- and educators trying to
suppress the inquiring mind.
Th<- intellectual emancipation
of the girl merely means an
added responsibility for the
religious teacher and the par-
ents. Just ai the age of self-
made men is passing away, so
is the age of untrained par-
ent- who relied wholly on in-
stinct and tradition. Too con-
temptible for words is the
man who can still say that it
were better for girls not to
come into contact with the
world, and not to receive a
thorough secular training. No
doubt a girl without mind or
will makes a pliant instrument
for the domineering parent or
egocentric husband; but we
who are devoted to the cause
of our faith, who want to see
our noble women working side
by side with noble men, con-
sider brainless and spineless
individuals a handicap, if not
an actual menace to the wel-
fare of mankind. Eugenists
shout from the housetops the
necessity of having intelligent
men and women as the par-
ent* of the future generation.
Bertrand Russell* declares:
"One generation of fearless
Women could transform the
World by bringing into it a
generation of fearless chil-
dren, not contorted into un-
natural shapes, but straight
and candid, generous, affec-
tionate, and free." Bernard
Shaw in Back to Methuslah
describes his conception of
the millennium as a time when
the world will be inhabited
only by superior men and wo-
men of intelligence and wis-
dom. Can inferior women
bear superior sons and
daughters? The wry idea is
preposterous. We should re-
joice when we find a girl with
an active and an inquiring
mind. It is our duty a* pai-
- and educators to develop
through reason her imagina-
tion and faith, and to streng-
then her will in the cause of
her people. When we fail, we
should seek the fault in our-
selves. Have we been consist-
ent ir. belief and observance?
Have we reconsidered our cul-
ture in the light of modem
science? Ha* our knowledge
kept pace with the expansion
: the times 1 Y nth is keen
at detecting inconsistencies,
incongruities, and hypocrisies.
Life ha* also been changed
economically for women. For-
merly she wa* supported by
her father and then by her
husband. Wretched indeed
was the lot of the daughter
or wife of a poverty-stricken
man. She did not even dare
*o seek for work for fear of
losing caste in the marriage
market or in the social world.
Nowadays conditions are en-
tirely different. The girl who
not work is the excep-
tion. Even wealthy girls seek
some means of occupation un-
til they marry, so that they
may not be wholly dependent
upon their fathers, and also
that they may avoid the stig-
ma of idleness. Besides, a
little experience in the busi-
ness or professional world is
always valuable, particularly
to the prospective wife and
mother. A woman who has
successfully held down a job
of any kind, cannot be an
utter fool and simpleton. She
realizes that every situation
has its problems which must
be met intelligently. She ap-
plies her experience to the
problems that confront her in
married life. Everyone must
admit that the problems that
she must face are far more
complex than those her grand-
mother had to contend with.
The vast majority of girls,
however, must work because
they must contribute to the
family income besides sup-
porting themselves. Such girls
cannot even consider a career.
They cannot seek self-expres-
sion. They must turn to what-
ever work will give them an
immediate and secure income.
Then again, an ever-increas-
ing number of married wo-
men must work if they, their
husbands, and their families
are to live in decency, not to
speak of comfort. Young men
who have just entered upon a
business or professional ca-
reer do not earn a living. The
girl, rather than wait five or
ten years, prefers to marry
while she is young, even tho
she must keep on working. Of
course, we are not talking
about well dowered girls. Even
they, when their own hard-
earned money or that of their
fathers has been lost by the
husband inexperienced in busi-
ness or investment, find it
necessary to seek work.
This world is no place for
the inefficient, the shiftless,
the lazy, and the maladjusted.
The girl who finds herself
united for life to one of these
unfortunate types, must put
her shoulder to the wheel, or
else be content to live on a
houseboat in the East River.
Since nine woman out of ten
will find it necessary to work
during part of their lives and
sometimes all of their lives,
thev must be prepared to earn
a livelihood. Naturally, girls
who are independent finan-
cially, who contribute to the
maintenance of the home, can-
not be treated like girls who
are so much like household
furniture. They cannot be ex-
pected to be so docile in belief
and action as the girl who has
never had to make her way in
the world.
It is of no use to deplore
woman's intellectual and eco-
nomic independence. It is the
it of conditions. It must
be taken into consideration
when educators are formulat-
ing ideals and planning pro-
grams of work and study. Wo-
man needs religion more than
ever before. Without the faith
and comfort of renewed spirit-
ual energy that true religion
offers the weary and the
heavy-hearted, woman must
cope with a task that at pres-
ent in an age of shifting
standards and conflicting
ideals, is well night insup-
erable. Can we blame the mo-
dern woman for rejecting the
dry husks that have been cast
before her? What have most
Jewish girls been taught ? the
reading of a few prayers? a
few Biblical stories? some su-
perstitions of an East Europ-
ean ghetto? Are these the
well-springs that will furnish
waters of health for the body
of refreshment for the mind.
of consolation and stimulation
for the spirit? Will these un-
related bits of information
teach them to solve the prob-
lems of the modern working
girl both when she is single
and when she is married?
The implication of the situa-
tion is clear. Our girls must
receive a careful religious
training. The spiritual values
of religion must be empha-
sized. A Bible hour class or
a Sunday school class is not
sufficient. We must not rely
on that little that the girls
can absorb from the atmos-
phere of the home. Few homes
anyhow are true sanctuaries
of pity and peace, and the out-
side distractions are too nu-
merous and powerful.
When is the necessity for
religious training most ur-
gent ? In the adolescent period.
The girl in her teens is either
studying or working. Her in-
tellect has grown more active;
her emotional nature has un-
dergone profund changes. At
an understanding age she be-
gins the study of world his-
tory and literature and comes
into conscious contact with
people of widely varying
views. The conceptions she
Our veins are subways in
which the spectres of human
passion walk Btealthily on
curled toes and with masked
faces.

All people may be equal be-
fore the law but not before the
mother-in-law.
Owe ten dollars and you're
a dead-beat: owe ten thous-
and and you're a financier.
It's a surpise party if every-
body has a good time.
A girl in love is often un-
able to express her thoughts,
but it's different after mar-
riage.
*
You can find all kinds o*
I eople in the world except the
girl who ever really walker
home from a ride.
*
No man can go completely
to the dogs without a great
deal of determination.
*
Most wives hopes their
daughters will marry more
wisely than their "mothers
did.
*
Next to making a sale the
most pleasant experience i*
collecting the money.
*
No idea is worth much un-
less a first class man is back
of it.
*
Most of us fear our friends
more than our enemies.
*
No expression of the human
spirit is quite so fine as the
commendation of good work
while success is still in the dis-
tance.
*
If experience is a good
teacher some of us ought to be
a lot brighter by this time
than we appear to be.
*
God bless bridge! When
people get tired of chatting
about this and that, someone
suggests the game and those
of us who do not plav are re-
leased to our reading. Manv
a book have I read when
standing by at such times
Every night I get down on my
knees and pray for the repose
of the soul of the man who in-
vented bridge. (Dreier)
has gained in childhood and
has absorbed from the home
environment are now put to
the test. These childish ideas
are obviously inadequate
They must be reformulated to
Every wife seems to think
her husband should be able to
combine the qualities of an ad-
venturer and a saint, i

Nothing ever pleases a mar-
ried man as much a* teiiing
him he doesn't look like a
married man.

I don"t understand these
people who put up an intoler-
ant fight for tolerance.

It's a long time since we've
seen a robust doctor.
,
Money won't buy even-
thing but it flavors even-
thing.

In expecting too much from
life we often miss some of the
sweetest joys.
*
Often it would be better if
the speaker was reprimanded
for dullness instead of rebuk-
ing the audience for inatten-
tion.

"Mary," said the mistress
of the house, "I am going to
lie down on the sette for half
an hour. Call me at 5 o'clock
if I happen to drop off. will
you ?'*
Some time later she woke
up suddenly as the clock was
striking. It was 6.
"Mary!*' she cried, "why
didn't you call me?"
Mary was very indignant.
"But, ma'am," she began,
"you distinctly asked me to
call you if you dropped off,
and when I looked in at 5 you
hadn't droped off at all. You
were lying in the same place,
fast asleep.
The Sabbath School teach-
er, after taking her cla*s of
little ones through the Syna-
gogue and telling them of all
the holy things and places, re-
turned .to the class room and
asked. "What is the Ark?" A
bright little fellow raised his
hand. "Well?" "Please teach-
er, the ark is the place where
they keep all the animals."

It was Meyer Lefkovitch's
first morning as a farm hand.
As he walked out to the barn
with the owner of the farm,
the latter said to him:
"Now, Meyer, I'll show you
how to milk a cow. And after
you've learned it will be one
of your duties every day."
"But," asked the boy, had-
n't I better learn to milk a
calf first?"__________________
meet the demands of the ac-
tive and growing adolescent
mind.
I have spoken to more than
a hundred Jewish girls on the
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lecember 21, 1928
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
PgS3
The London Ghetto
By BESSIE GENN
With Gabriel Costa, the
riter, who is known th rough -
it London as the "Ghetto
lild,"" and designated by the
|te Zangwill as his successor
portraying the spirit of
e Ghetto, I made my first
tsit to the famous "East
|nd" of London. It seemed a
rpical Jewish expedition, for
irough his charming Ghetto
Kgnettes that appear in the
jnglo-Jewish press, is known
id beloved in America.
A penny bus marked "Ald-
ite" took us past the staid,
mservativee Bank of Eng-
knd, past St. Paul's, past the
^oyal Exchange, where the
imous Petticoat Lane begins,
was of this lane that Zang-
rill, while still an obscure
ihool teacher in the Free
:hool, wrote: "When the
lessiah comes to take the
Children of Israel to the
promised Land, they will go
lere to the strains of 'The
me I Left Behind Me"."
As we walked through the
Jroad Lane, lined with push-
irts and eager gesticulating
lerchants, with their wives
id daughters also in attend-
ance, Costa told me some of
le tricks of these suave ven-
dors tha tmake the unwary
Ihoppers there rue the bar-
rain they so eagerly carry
lome.
The glove stunt is the most
immon, according to my ci-
jrone. Because of their vast
luantities of unmatched
floves, the East End mer--
lants tried to bring back the
ishion of wearing different
)lored gloves. This failing,
ley advertised odd pairs at a
Jery low rate, or special prices
lor those who matched them
}ut of heaps on the push-cart,
is a result, in the grey of
winter mornings, eager cus-
imers flocked around with
Searchlights matching loves.
Trousers are always cheap
.ere, and it is not unusual to
find that the neatly folded
lir the merchant wrapped up
for you, Jias one leg missing.
)r if you wear them in the
bain/it is not unlikely you will
fome running back with sev-
eral inches of legs and arms
Exposed, due to the shrinking
if your suit.
Not alone are these vendors
rlib of tongue, they are also
[left of hand. They sell you
lurses for seven shillings
/hich contain a lucky half-
ferown. This makes the purse
bargain, and its cost actually
tour and a half shillings (de-
leting the good-luck coin.)
'ith a smile, the merchant
jlaces th eshiny half-crown
[nto your purse. When you
fet it home and show it to
four friends, you find only a
irge copper penny there to
iring you luck.
The second-hand boots look
|ike a real bargain. Ask the
lan who owns someand you
nil hear a tale of woe.
They are actually brand
lew boots, wth paper soles.
len are hired to wear them
jmtil they look a bit worn and
|he soles covered with grime.
Then on Sunday, when the
bargain hunters flock to the
stalls, they are put on sale.
Suits and coats are not sold
here very much, because the
firms who advertise that if
you send your measurements,
you can have your suit by re-
turn mail. Just then we passed
the geat clothing emporium.
A large sign: "Valentine, the
Clothing King." Beside it
was his trade marka head-
less man, carrying his head
under his arm. Although
hardly a pleasant trade-mark,
nevertheless, it lingered in the
memory.
It seemed surprising, as we
elbowed through the crowds,
that not a word of Yiddish
was heard. Always the cock-
ney accents of the stall-hold-
ers and their women folks,
sometimes the clipped, precise
Oxford accents of the pur-
chasers. Petticiat Lane, as
far as its language, might be
any corner of London cater-
ing to bargain hunters and
cut-rate merchants.
When you see the barrels
of herrings, adjoining a dis-
play of silk underwear, you
suspect there are people of
Jewish persuasion about. You
thread your way through the
stalls of glass-ware, pastry,
spices, furs. Counters where
men and women sip coffee, eat
prunes and cream, or ice-
creamlarger portions on
cold days to encourage the
sales. A sign offers a bar-
gain in stuffed monkeys.
(Costa explained stuffed mon-
key as a confection of which
English pastry-cooks are
proud. It is a biscuit made up
of almonds, raisins, candied
orange-peel, spices and cur-
rants) A man wearing a cap
and gown reads your charac-
ter and tells your fortune for
a shilling.
But this section is no re-
lation to what we New York-
ers familiarly and fondly con-
jure up as our "East Side."
The hustle and bustle of the
pushcart and crowds, the wo-
men with children in their
arms and one or two hanging
to their skirts, the gesticula-
ting in jargon, the bargaining,
the luscious fruits, the savory
pickles, bearded patriarchs
munching a sweet-corn, the
rag-tag children crowding
about the ice-cream and wa-
termelon stands, the shrill
cries of the women leaning
out of the windows, the eager
crowding, the homely Jewish
phrases, the bargaining, give
off an over-tone of Jewish liv-
ing that makes Riverside
Drive and Park Avenue come
in their limousines for a sniff
of the atmosphere they once
breathed.
All this seems lost in Lon-
don-town. Th East-End does
not seem typically Jewish in
any way. It reminds you more
of Leblang's cut-rate theater
ticket counters on Saturday
nights. Crowds and crowds of
eager bargain hunters nothing
more.
You are struck with the
orderliness and politeness of
that crowd. They are all well
dressed, too, and the Lane is
pecularily clean. No papers
strewn about, no heavy odors,
no disorder anywhere, no
noises. Just a current of peo-
ple endlessly streaming thru-
ough the Lane the jentire Sun-
day, which is the main shop-
ping day there.
We are in Whitechapel
Road now, the widest in Lon-
don. It is well paved and
lined with the limousines of
shoppers from the West End.
"Yes, there is still the be-
nighted ghetto," said Costa
with a smile.
The upbuilding of streets
and public buildings swept
away most of the courts and
alleys of that section explain-
ed my guide. "With that,
much of the communal life
departed," he remarked. "For-
merely it was so congested in
this neighborhood that ten or
twelve people lived in two
rooms, and most social life
overflowed into the courts and
streets."
A touch of Jewishness as
we passed Barnett's an attrac-
tive, three-story kosher butch-
er-shop. From this shop, the
Prince of Wales received his
first kosher joint when Mr.
Barnett bought Snowdrop,
the Prince's prize bullock.
Here Queen Victoria, so runs
the story, came one day for a
taste of kosher meat. Even
then, as I stood in the cool,
well ventilated building, I ob-
served many non-Jews pur-
chasing joints and roasts.
The proprietor was amazed
and amused when I remarked
that the hot-dogs looked appe-
tizing.
"What does that mean?" he
asked.
As I pointed to the rows of
juicyrlooking frankfurters, he
laughed and said, "Oh, Vien-
nas." He asked me to repeat
that funny namtf"hot
what was it?" for his clerks
to hear. They all laughed at
the jolly name Americans
have for Viennas.
I was glad when Costa halt-
ed before a restaurant bearing
the Kosher sign. The tramp
through the Lane and the ap-
petizing zdisplay in Barnett's
were working against my ci-
cerone's bankrool.
It was a typical kosher meal,
from chopped liver to roast
chicken. Stuffed monkey, ac-
companying the tea-with-le-
mon, reminded me of the
sliced almond bread mothers
always had "for company
only," at "yuntef" time. But
the surroundingsgleaming
white table cloths, clusters of
flowers, soft footed waiters,
music. It might have been the
Astor Roof for delicacy of at-
mosphere and service.
More tramping after lunch-
eon. This time through the
forbidding thoroughfare of
Black Lion Yard, standing in
the shadow of Whitechapel
Church. A veritable cave of
Aladdin this display of dia-
monds behind the barred win-
dows that lined this court
could be equalled only by Tif-
fany. It seemed queer, this
juxtaposition of wealth and
poverty.
Dusk, when we left that re-
gion East of Aldgate Pump.
Such a queer Ghetto, so clean,
so orderly. But not reminis-
cent of Jewish living, not with
the tangand spice, yea, the
crowds and the noise and dis-
order that make Rivington
and Delancey and Hester
streets the fascinating bedlam
that they are. A ghetto
rather of assimilation with
cockney unadorned the order
of the day.
That penny bus took us
back through another route.
Past Chancery Lane, where
Tellson's and Temple Bar once
stood, past the Lord Mayor's
House, with echoes of "Turn
again, Whittington, Lord Ma-
yor of London!" ringing
thru the twilight that was
covering London-town with a
mantle of mellowness and me-
mories.
The Various Gods of The
Jews
"The Gods of the Jews. .. ".
my friend began.
"Is there not only one God
of the Jews?" I interrupted.
"Sh'ma Yisroel Adonoi Elo-
heinu Adonoi Echod!"
"The Gods of the Jews," he
went on, "are sometimes sev-
eral. Let me tell you about
the Gods of Mr. Shabbosdeck-
el. Do you know him?"
"Do I know him? I knew
him when he didn't have any-
thing but the pack on his
back. Do I know him? I knew
him when he lived on a third
floor in the tenement house
around the corner from the
Partick Street Schule."
"Well," my friend contin-
ued, "then you know about
Mr. Shabbosdeckel's remark-
able rise in the world of com-
merce and finance in our city,
about his elevation from the
tenement house to the Engish
manor in the beautiful suburb
of Ganeden, where he has a
Japanese butler and a hot-
house in which he grows ba-
nanas for his table in the win-
ter time. He is, as you may
know, rapidly advancing to-
ward the rulership of the
doorknob industry of Amer-
ica, manufacturing, as he doe*
already, one million doorknobs
a week."
"I well know all of that," I
observed.
* *
"Until Mr. Shabbosdeckel be-
gan to be a figure in the door-
knob industry he was a mem-
ber of the Patrick Street
Schule. To it he was bound
by fond sentiments dating
back to his beginnings in
America. There he had sat
in the last seat on his first
Sabbath in the land. Indeed,
long afterward he liked at
times to sit in that same seat,
reveling in mellow memories.
"In time he had become one
of the pillars of the congre-
gation who could always be
depended to purchase one of
the honors of the Torah. Mr.
Shabbosdeckel always said
that he would be content to
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die a member of the Patrick
Street Schule. And so he
could but for his daughters.
"As soon as they were old
enough to know the fashions,
they began to admonish him
about the Patrick Street
Schule. It was quite no place,
they said, for people their sta-
tion of life to be seen-in.
Didn't M r. Shabbosdeckel
have any sense of dignity to
be seen mingling with these
people.
" "Where there is God there
is dignity'," Mr. Shabbosdeck-
el answered solemnly.
* *
" 'It is so old-fashioned',"
they told him.
"Mr. Shabbosdeckel's indig-
nation rose at this.
"God is old-fashioned for
them already,"he said.
"Your God is not like our
God," the precocious children
replied. "Our God is modern.
He ... "
'There is only one God,"
Mr. Shabbosdeckel thundered.
He was the God Mr. Shabbos-
deckel had known from his
childhood in Russia whose
commandments he literally
obeyed even to that day, put-
ting the law as a frontlet be-
tween his eyes and upon his
arm at prayer every morn-
ing.
"But the upshot was that
in the end Mr. Shabbosdeckel
became a member of fche Sons
of Abraham Temple. What is
a man to do against the per-
suasions of three daughters?
Besides, Mr. Shabbosdeckel
himself had begun to feel that
his ascending position in the
doorknob industry called for
a separation from the Patrick
Street association.
*
"He joined the temple with
many misgivings, his spirit
drooping like leaves of a
(Continued on Page 4)
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THE JEWISH FLORIDrAN
December 21,1928



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I
: SOCIETY :
Mr. and Mrs. S. Goldstein
celebrated the Bar Mitzva of
their son Martin at the Beth
David Synagogue last Satur-
day. The boy was called to
the Torah where he recited
the usual blessings and then
read the "Haftoro." After
the services all were conduct-
ed to the vestry rooms where
lunch was served to all the at-
tendants at the service.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Rubin
entertained at a children's
party last Sunday afternoon
in honor of the birthday of
their daughter. Anna Leah at
their spacious home in Shen-
andoah.
The dining room was decor-
ated with roses and other
flowers and with a beautiful
birthday cake which was later
cut and divided among the
little guests.
Games were played on the
lawn and afterwards in the
living room. First prize was
awarded to Master Frank
Markowitz and second prize to
Dorothy Finkelstein.
After the game refresh-
ments were served. Among
those present were Sydney
Besvinick, Janice Magid. Mal-
colm Magid, Lillian Mirsky.
Ray U. Schochet. Esther V.
Shocket, Mary Weinfeld. Rol-
and Weinfeld, Seymour Feuer,
Natalie Simon, Arlene Aron-
owitz, Nathan Aronowitz,
Bobby Gershon and Peterz
Scheinberg.
Anna Leah Rubin was the
recipient of a number of beau-
tiful gifts from her admiring
friends.
The many friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry H. Farr will
be more than pleased to learn
that on December 27 next,
they will celebrate their silver
wedding anniversary. The
Farrs will be at home to their
manv friends at their home
1315 S. W. Third street from
8 to 11 p. m. to receive con-
gratulations on December 27,
when a reception will be held
by them.
Mr. Farr has been active in
communal work both in Erie
where he hails from and in
Miami where they have res-
sided for the past several
yars. In Erie both Mr. and
Mrs. Farr were active workers
in the Erie Hebrew Institute
which they helped found. In
Miami Mr. Farr has been ac-
tive in the Mens Club of Mi-
ami, which he helped found,
and the Beth David Syna-
gogue which he served as
Financial Secretary, Vice
President and is now Trustee.
He is also one of the Vice
Presidents of the Mens Club.
Mrs. Farr has been very ac-
tive in the Sisterhood of Beth
David and Chairman of its
House Committee and in
charge of Congregational Din-
ners for a considerable period.
They have two sons, Bill
Farr, who is engaged in busi-
ness in Coral Gables, and Aar-
on Farr, who is leader of the
Freshman Band and the Glee
and Instrumental Club of the
University of Miami, and two
daughters, Irene who is well
known in Miami musical cir-
cles, a member of the Sunday
Sunday School Teacher's
Staff of Beth David, and Syl-
via, who is one of the active
students at Miami High.
We join with their many
friends in hoping the the Su-
preme Ruler may vouschafe
them many and many a year
of happiness.
.Miss Sara Spector the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
J. Spector of Coral Gables and
Miami is to be married to Mr.
Louis Baron on Thursday, De-
cember 27, at their home in
Coral Gables, at a strictly pri-
vate wedding, where the mem-
bers of the immediate family
only will be present. Imme-
diately after the ceremony at
which Rabbi Israel H. Weis-
feld of Beth David will offi-
ciate the couple will leave for
their honeymoon to be spent
in Cuba. Upon their return
the parents of the bride will
tender a reception in their
honor.
Dr. and Mrs. Aronowitz en-
tertained at their home in
Shenandoah last Sunday night
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Hen-
ry Seiden of Chicago, at a
bridge party. Mrs. H. I Homa
received the first prize, Mrs.
L. Seiden the second prize,
Mrs. A. Aronowitz the third
prize, while the guest prize
was awarded to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Seiden. After the
games were played and a buf-
fet luncheon was served at
midnight. Among those pres-
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Bernstein, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Richter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Seiden, Mr. and "Mrs. Louis
Seiden. Mrs. H. I. Homa, Mr.
and Mrs. P. Scheinberg, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Aronowitz, and
Miss Irma Avrack.
Congratulations are being
showered upon Mr. and Mrs.
Sydney Rauzin on the arrival
of a baby son last week.
Mother and baby are resting
nicely at the Jackson Memor-
ial Hospital.
Stanley C. Myers, well
known local attorney leaves
tonight for New York City
for a combined pleasure and
business trip. On his return
he will bring his parents
with him for a stay of sev-
eral weeks.
Things Theatrical
"West of Zanzibar," Lon
Chaney's newest starring ve-
hicle which opened at the
Olympia Wednesday, is a
vivid story of revenge, into
which is woven one of the
most dramatic of love stories,
and its settings, weird gro-
tesque and terrifying accen-
tuate the sensational narra-
tive. Chaney is seen as "Dead
Legs Flint," former stage ma-
gician paralyzed by the man
who stole the love of his wife,
and trailing that man through
the perilous wilds of the Bel-
gian Congo in Africa. Chaney
is supported by a notable cast
including Lionel Barrymore,
Mary Nolan and Richard Bax-
ter.
Vitaphone offers Mary
Haynes in a skit "The Beauty
Shop" a broad comedy of
songs and humor and "Fash-
ion Plates of Harmony," a
wonderful quartette singing
original compositions.
Commencing Sunday the
feature picture will be "Sub-
marine," in which Jack Holt
stars, supported by Dorothy
Revier and Ralph Graves. A
mighty drama of the sea in
which petty officers of the
United States Navy seek ad-
ventures in an Oriental port.
They find them in a free for
all fight with natives from
which they emerge with the
prettiest girl in the village.
Soon after this episode they
are transferred back to the
United States for duty and it
is from this point that the
drama of love, self sacrifice
and thrilling adventures in
undersea life of our sailormen
is so vividly portrayed. "Sub-
marine" is accorded a fine
musical accompaniment and
realistic sound effect that en-
hance the dramatic action of
the picture. "Submarine" was
adopted from the story by
Norman Springer.
Olympia inaugurates it's
stage band policy of beautiful
presentations and acts com-
mencing Sunday. This addi-
tion to Miami's premier thea-
ter program will satisfy a Ion,*
felt need for real high class
entertainment in our fair city,
as the Olympia twelve piece
orchestra will be supported by
a Ballet and high class units
as used by the Publix Thea-
ters throughout the country.
Manager McKoy returns to-
day from a trip having ar-
ranged for some of these units
which ordinarily terminate
their season at Atlanta.
George M. Cohan's comedy-
drama "The Home Towners,"
replete with sound effects
and an all "tlakie" dialogue,
will be the feature of the en-
tertainment menu to be serv-
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the Fairfax Theater Saturday.
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lv the ideal entertainment for
the vast majority than is us-
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In addition to the clean
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BO effective. A splendid casl
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Bennett, dramatic stage Btar,
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chief scomedy role. Glady
Brock well and Stanley Tay-
lor round out an accomplished
cast.
With the feature picture,
the opening program at the
Fairfax will include two Vita-
phone vaudeville numbers:
"The Lemon." with Hugh Her-
bert and Harry Foy, a comedy
talking skit, and an unusual
negro spiritual presentation
entitled "Dixie Days." featur-
ing some real Southern mel-
ody.
(Continued from Page 3)
plant when it is transferred
from one soil to another. For-
getfully, he walked in with
his hat on; he felt naked
without his talith; he moved
uneasily in his pew.
"Mr. Shabbosdeckel, how. \
ever, remained rigid in his ad.
herence to one tradition. He
must walk to the temple on,
the Sabbath tho the daugh.
ters insisted that the way t0
go to the temple was in the
limousine. But so stern was
his refusal that they yielded
to this whim of his.
"I should ride on the Shah-
lias yet,' he sighed.
"But time is the healer of
all pains, and it came to pass
that Mr. Shabbosdeckel no
longer felt the agony of up.
rooting from the Patrick
Street Schule. Indeed, he be
Kan to enjoy his new assort*
tion in the temple of the Sons
of Abraham. Shortly he be-
came one of its pillars, and
he was elected a director.
"Mr. Shabbosdeckel felt the
modern God of his daughters
had done well for him.
*
"So you see," my friend
concluded, "in the transition
the Gods of a Jew are several
One for vanity and One for
sorrow."
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>mber 21, 1928
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
Page 5
Editorial
continued from page 2)
krent phases and problems
lligion. I found in every
^f these girls a great hun-
for a truly spiritual sup-
a live desire for things
$h, a secret unconfessed
Jest in problems, such as
prayer, and ritual ob-
mce. I found the long-
[even in the hearts of girls
[had parents without any
lite religion affiliations.
girl in particular whose
its were atheists and who
lever received a reliigious
^ing, went to a Catholic
ler to discuss her prob-
Fortunately, this wo-
I refused to advise her and
fcted her to a Jewish
ler. A very healthy sign
le fact that an overwhelm-
majority of the girls
^ed to believe in God,
id to be taught to pray,
ited to be convinced that
happiness lay in leading
Ish lives. They wanted
>ns that would appeal to
intellect. They wanted
Jrm faith that would satis-
leir emotions. They want-
le entire problem of Juda-
intelligently presented,
wanted openly' and
pcly discussed problems
as, Why should we be
to our inherited faith,
is intermarriage harm-
Of 92 girls that I ques-
Bd, 38 either had had ab-
tely no training at all, and
of these girls came from
Jrvant homes. Five girls
they had received a little
(uction from their par-
Fifty girls said they did
some training. But when
^top to consider that six
ths in a Sunday school at
[age of seven, and a pri-
teacher for a summer or
were considered "train-
I we must be appalled by
large number of girls who
preparing for college or
msiness world without a
Jewish background of
/ledge and faith. Can we
ier that these girls will
to Ethical Culture, the
^munity Church, or join
ranks of the indifferent
the spiritually poverty-
bken? What do they know
Judaism that they should
ect it and make sacrifices
lit? Why are observant
^nts so negligible? I urged
isiness man to send his in-
dent fifteen year old
fhter to a Hebrew school,
had been to a Jewish
^p the preceding summer,
learned to read Hebrew,
become interested in
^gs Jewish, and was anx-
to continue her religious
lies. Her father refused
iy the $12.00 registration
rhich included tuition for
Bar and all text-books. Of
fse, the girl was taking ex-
^ive piano lessons. Music
worth while paying for,
Ireligion evidently was not.
I gave a very unhappy lit-
jirl my prayer-book. Let
luote the note that she left
ly desk the next day: "Re-
in is one of the hardest
|gs to acquire, and one of
lardest things to lose; but
|n a person has had great
and then lost it, it makes
killions of times harder to
once again be able to believe.
The mental battle that goes on
the arguments against and for
faith, the desire for some-
thing to rely upon, yet the
fear of being 'fooled' .
Can't you understand what I
went through when I opened
your prayerbook? That was
just the beginning. It went
on, that terrible strife, thro-
ugh the day through the
night, never for a moment
ceasing. I want to believe,
but I am afraid to."
Such are the thoughts of
our girls of fourteen, fifteen
and sixteen. Who will give
them nourishment for the
souls? These girls are the fu-
ture citizens of Jewry. These
girls are our future mothers.
Is it right that we should let
them suffer in silence? It is
our duty to invite confidence,
to let them express freely the
doubts and fears that con-
sume their hearts, to show
them the way to spiritual
peace and understanding. Par-
ents should insist upon the re-
ligious training of girls of
high-school age. Religious
schools should make every ef-
fort to attract the high-
school girl. It is not to our
credit if even a single girl
should go astray seeking the
way of life.
Throughout American Jew-
ry, let a Sabbath be devoted
to the problem of the young
girl. Let rabbi point out to
the members of their congre-
gations the necessity that the
girl receive a religious train-
ing that will help her to ad-
just herself to life. Let us en-
courage the girls to attend
services and classes. Instead
of courses on Jewish philoso-
phy and mediaeval Jewish li-
terature (excellent at the
right time and in the right
place), let groups be formed
purely for the discussiony of
problems of life in the light
of religion. In these classes
let the atmosphere be warm
and conciliating, let the teach-
er be so sympathetic and un-
derstanding, that the girls
may indeed feel that the
Law "is a tree of Hie to them
that grasp it."
Goliath of the Bronx
The Bronx Park Express
was running at top speed
carrying the weary toilers
home. Above the deafening
clatter of the wheels rose the
stentorian voic of a stalwart,
redheaded, ferocious-looking
individual, who appeared at
the rear entrance of the car.
"Any Jews in this car?"
bellowed the strapping man.
The question was ridiculous.
It would have been more sen-
sible to ask: "Any Gentiles in
this car?" Yet it was asked.
And what is even stranger,
no response came. The gi-
gantic proportions of the in-
quiring person, his stern face
and belligerent manner, made
every Israelite in the car
think thrice before acknowl-
edging his nationality. It was
more than evident that this
Brobdingnagian belicose per-
sonage was just hankering for
a chance to kill a couple of
Jews.
"Any Jews here?" boomed
the voice, louder and more ter-
rifying than before.
A sepulchral silence was
the reply.
"Don't be cowards," roared
the Titan. "If there is any
Jew here, let him stand up
like a man and admit it."
One young Jewish fellow
was particularly stung by this
insolent challenge. To be sure,
he was no match for the tow-
ering monster; but his racial
pride got the best of him, and
he decided to risk his life for
the honor of his people. Be-
sides, his best girl was sitting
next, to him, and he wanted to
show her that he was a brave
man and a proud Jew.
"I am a Jew!" blurted out
the brave co-religionist of Da-
vid, as he rose from his seat
pale as a ghost, glaring de-
fiantly at the blaspheming
Goliath, "I am a Jew; what of
it?"
"Well, if you are a Jew,"
finally said the colossus,
"step into the next car.
You see, today is the anni-
versary of my father's
death, and I want to say
'Kaddish.' But there are
only nine Jews in the other
car, and I need one more Jew
to make a 'minyan.' I am
afraid before I get to the
Bronx all the synagogues will
be closed."
Over the Teacups
By ZMIRA CARMEL
In Flynn life was a pleas-
ant monotony that is like the
lulling motion of a canoe flow-
ing along with the stream. A
pleasant, dreamy mood en-
chants one into a lassitude
that is not without its note
of poignancy as an advertant
movement brings to mind the
possibilities of a spill. It is
like that therein this tiny
metropolis nestled in the
mountains of the Alleghanies.
One moment you sit before
the open fire and sip a cup
of deep contentment, the next
you are in the whirlpools of
human movement and grave
concern Today as usual.
The rest of the women had
literally scurried home after
the bridge game. Only Mollie
Sonders, our rich and persist-
ent bachelor girl; Bertha
Hayms, the Mrs. Hayms, and
our voluble and voluminous
Mrs. Rosenbergnever will I
speak of her in flippancy
againremained for tea and
chat.
Mollie, as usual, was advo-
cating the need,of something
or other for the common weal,
(today, another fulltime pub-
lic health nurse), when Edith,
my eighteen year old niece,
clever, spoiled and difficult
but altogether lovable because
of her kittenish way of worm-
ing herself into one's good
graces, burst in upon us most
unceremoniously
'Edie, I think you'd better
run apstairs and make your-
self presentable first" I
tartly remarked by way of
welcome.
Instead she plumped her-
self down by the hearth atop
a pile of cushions, and flip-
ping out a cigarette from the
ubiquitous cigarette case,
proceeded to adjust herself
into a rather pleasant picture
of youthful misery. The cig-
arette, however, held one in
doubt as to whether one might
laugh with discretion or let
one's sympathies flow on un-
restrained
"No joking, people, I'm mis-
erable, and I don't know what
to do about it either'
"Some tea for Miss Edith,
Euphrosia,"
"Good old auntie anodyne,
the fountain of youth boiled
nto a cup of tea"
I permitted myself a little
laugh at my own expense.
There was no gainsaying my
5o'clock tea
'You don't complain of be-
ing miserable anymore,
now"
"But I am, I'm alright here
among my own kind, but I'll
never be the same out there,
(to be continued next week)
The Friendship League
The regular meeting of the
Friendship League was held
at its temporary headquarters
at Temple Israel on last Wed-
nesday night and a large num-
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This marked the beginning of
the administration under Har-
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Beth David
The usual Friday night ser-
vices will be held at the Beth
David Synagogue, Rabbi Is-
rael H. Weisfeld preaching a
sermon on "The Test of
Faith." The usual congrega-
tional'singing will be had, and
Cantor Morris Shoulson will
sing several solos.
The Junior Council of Jew-
ish Women will be the guests
of the Congregation on Friday
night and a speech indicating
the work of the Junior Coun-
cil will be made by one of its
representatives.
The Adult Bible Class and
the Bar Mitzva Boys Break-
fast Club will meet as usual
on Sunday mornings.
Temple Israel
Friday night services will be
held as usual at Temple Is-
rael, Rabbi Dr. Jacob H. Kap-
lan delivering a sermon on
"The Place of Sorrow in Hu-
man Life." The choir will
sing as usual.
The Open Forum will be
temporarily discontinued un-
til Sunday, January 6, 1929,
because of the absence of
Rabbi Kaplan from the city.
The definite program for the
Open Forum will be announc-
ed later.
Rabbi Kaplan is leaving to
hgious School in Macon, Ga.
attend a conference of Re-
as previously reported in the
Jewish Floridian.
Council of Jewish Women
The Council of Jewish Wo-
men held a well attended
meeting in the auditorium of
Beth David Synagogue last
Wednesday when it celebrated
Immigrant Day. A splendid
musical program was present-
ed due to the efforts of Mrs.
Daniel Cromer who was in
charge of the musical num-
bers. Mrs. James K. Bisset
sang two beautiful Scotch
songs and was accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. Clair
Cohen Weintraub. Several
other musical numbers were
rendered after which there
was a reading by Luella Wal-
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN
lerstein. Mrs. S. H. Wood de-
livered a very interesting and
educational talk on "Immi-
grant Education."
The meeting was presided
over by Mrs. Benjamin Axel-
road, the President, who in-
troduced Rabbi, Israel H.
Weisfeld of Beth David to de-
liver the invocation. Rabbi
Weisfeld was followed by the
President of Beth David, Mr.
J. Louis Shocket who wel-
comed the Council to Beth
David.
During the business portion
of the meeting several import
ant reports of cimmittees was
presented including the re-
port of the Committee who
distributed Thanksgiving bas-
kets to the needy. A rising
vote of thanks was given by
the Council to all who had
contributed to the worthy en-
terprise (a list of those con-
tributing having been read,
and thelocal press was asked
to convey the thanks through
its mediums.
A^ter the business and edu-
cational program had been
concluded all adjourned to the
ante room where refresh-
ments were served.
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Miami Ave.
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Haddassah
Under the auspices of Mrs.
Henry Seitlin, Chairman of
the National Fund Committee
of the local chapter of Had-
dassah and her committee, the
members of the local Junior
Haddassah conducted Nation-
al Tag Day last Friday to cel-
ebrate Maccabean Flag Day.
Because of the vast amount of
territory necessary to be cov-
ered the drive was continued
on last Monday. The returns
show that real work can be
accomplished if only one tries
and the members of the Jun-
ior Haddassah deserve com-
mendation for the splendid
spirit in which Tag Day was
successfully carried out.
An- intensive membership
campaign will be launched by
the Haddassah on National
Haddassah Day January 26,
1929. Jt will be the object of
the membership committee to
enroll every Jewish woman in
Greater Miami as a member.
Definite plans and the per-
sonnel of the teams conduct-
ing the drive wil be announc-
ed in these columns with the
next few weeks.
The weekly card party
given by the Beth David Sis-
terhood was held at the home
of Mrs. Harry Shapiro, 2281
S. W. 23rd street, last Monday
night. Assisting her as host-
esses were Mrs. Louis Hay-
man, Mrs. B. Kraft, and Mrs.
Milton Weiner. There was
quite a large gathering and
the prizes, were won by Mrs.
Isidor Ccfien, Mrs. I. Tanen-
baum, Mrs. Lewis Brown, and
Mrs. J. Katz.
On Wednesday morning the
sewing circle met at the home
of Mrs. Jake Engler to sew
for the Bazaar to be held for
the benefit of the Talmud To-
rah Fund sometime before
Purim. A large number of
the members fo the Sister-
hood attended.
Due to the illness of Mrs.
Harry I. Magid, W. L. Wil-
liams was persuaded to under-
take th*fe Chairmanship of the
dance to be given on January
15 for the benefit of the Tal-
mud Torah. He will be as-
sisted by Nathan Adelman
and E. Max Goldstein. Defin-
ite plan* will be announced in
these columns shortly.
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