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PUBLISHED WEEKLY IN THE INTERESTS OF MIAMI BEACH JEWRY


VOL I NO 2 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1931 PRICE 5 CENTS



PRINCIPAL CON TENTS


OF SOCIAL INTEREST
S EET HATERS OF EGCIDDO
CON GRC A TI OT AL
LAND OF ISRAEL NE:US
PFESIDENiTT'S COLUINU
JE.IST U"TELFAKE BUREAU APPEAL
OUR SISTERHOOD
IN LIGHTER VEIN
STUDEI,!T BIBLE CLASS
YOUNG ISRAEL
CO RRE S PONDEN CE




MEETINCr ADVERSITY

According to ancient Jewish custom, the
ceremony of cutting our garments when our
nearest and dearest on earth is lying dead
before us, is to be performed standing up.
This teaches, meet all sorrow standing up-
right. The future may be dark, veiled from
the eye of mortals--but not the manner in
which we are to meet the future. To rail
at life, to rebel against a destiny that
has cast our lines in unpleasant places, is
of little avail. 1We cannot lay down terms
to life. Life must be accepted on its own
terms. But hard as life's terms are, life
(it has been finely said) never dictates
unrighteousness, unholiness, dishonor.


J. H. Iertz, 1900






October 9, 1931 TI-I JAOO~AN


The Jacobean
Editor: Rabbi Lazar-us Axelrod

Subscription Rates:
The Jacobean is sent to sub-
scribers in any part of the United
States at the following prepaid
rates:
Per annum---- 2.50
Six months---41.25
Office:
311 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida


THE IDEAL SYNAGOGUE


In January 1950, twenty eight
year old Rabbi Feinberg of Temple
---, Broadway, New York, resigned
from the rabbinate and entered the
Juillard School of Music to study
light opera. In a dramatic fare-
well speech to his congregation,
he declared that a mercantile at-
mosphere had descended upon the
synagogue. "The church of to-day,"
said the conscientious rabbi, 'is
like Tutankhamen, studded and be-
decked with jewels, but bereft of
life."

A model temple on Fifth
Avenue; an unassuming wooden
"Shtibel" in an outlying Jewish
settlement in Palestine; a beau-
tiful conservative synagogue of
Gothic architecture in Liverpool;
a neat little Shool in Miami Beach,
Florida. To which specimen of a
Jewish House of Worship did Rabbi
Feinberg refer, when he startled
the Jewish world by frankly stat-
ing that the synagogue of to-day
was nothing more than a business
exchange? Obviously not to the
latter, to our own spiritual cen-
tre. No mercantile atmosphere has
enveloped our Shool; no precious
stones adorn that small but very
attractive synagogue on Washington
Avenue, and the recent High Holi-
day Services disproved emphaticallN


the theory that the modern House
of Prayer was bereft of life.

But, and here lies the crux
of the whole question, is there
not something lacking in our midst?
The paint_ ng on the canvas is tech-
nically perfect, the frame--all
purple and gold. The surrounding
scenic beauty of Miami Beach lends
an artistic touch to our synagogue,
presenting an ideal frame for the
picture. The picture itself, the
House of Worship, is seemingly
perfect. But, on keenly scrutin-
izing the painting, there IS some-
thing missing. If not, to quote
once more the music loving rabbi,
"entirely bereft of life," it
lacks that expression, the real-
istic touch, that transforms the
commonplace, the ordinary, and the
mediocre into a genuine artistic
masterpiece.

Let us infuse a little more
life into our synagogue. We are
commencing the late Friday even-
ing services to-night at 8:15.
By attending these services reg-
ularly, and by displaying your
enthusiasm for the synagogue and
all it stands for, you will inci-
dentally be adding those necessary
artistic strokes of the brush to
render the picture the acme of
perfection.

For the ideal House of Prayer,
to quote that illustrious West
London preacher, Morris Joseph,
is one in which the worshipper's
heart is steeped in pious feeling,
which, outlasting itself, over-
flows into the daily life and
sanctifies it. It keeps him
awhile in God's company, so that,
uplifted and purified by that holy
fellowship, he may bear himself
the more worthily when in the com-
pany of men. It gives him a
glimpse of Heaven, in order that,
encouraged by the vision, he may
tread bravely and undefiled the
lower places of the earth.


October 9, 1931


THE JACOEEAN






Octbe 9, 193 TF3 JCB)A


A SPIRITUAL DELIGHT

The first late Friday evening
service of the season will be held
this evening at the synagogue at
8:15. Cantor Boris Schlachman wil3
render a number of traditional
Jewish Friday evening melodies and
the Rabbi will deliver an English
sermon, subject: "Let there be
Light," based on the first command
of God when the world was yet in
its embryo stage.

You are cordially invited to
attend these inspiring services.
The Friday evenings in the Jewish
home have been eulogised by such
immortal poets as Heinrich Heine,
and Israel Zangwill, and it lies
within our grasp to revive the old
traditional spirit of the Jewish
Sabbath by joining in the singing
at these services.


The V'aad Hakashruth has been
formed. The following have been
appointed by Mr. Harry I. Lipton
to represent the committee: Mr.
I. L. Mintzer, Mr. Lazarus
Abramovitz, Mr. M. Abram, Mr.
Jacob Becker, and Mr. Jacob Caplan.
A meeting will shortly be held to
discuss ways and means of ensuring
Kashruth on the Beach.





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"THAT SIGIT KOSHER'

A Committee composed ofTrust-
ees of the Congregation Beth Jacob
with Rabbi Axelrod acting as Ad-
visor, has been selected to super-
vise and regulate the sale of
Xosher meats and products to the
local Jewish Community.

The work of the Committee
should prove to be of great benefit
to the year-around residents as
wvll as to the Orthodox Jewish
tourists, but particularly to the
owners of Kosher IHat markets, ros--
taurants, hotels, etc., and the
Conmittoo has every right to expect
the fullest cooperation from the
distributors as well as the sub-
stantial support of the consumers.

There hrs boon a distinct and
marked decline in the consumption
of Kosher meats, altogether out
of proportion to the largo number
of ever increasing Jewish visitors,
and this is directly traceable to
the lack of confidence in the local
Kosher situation. Most of the
people refuse to believe that the
sign "Kosher" truly represents the
actual existing conditions, rnd
in many cass, numerous reoorts,
rumours, and facts have justified
their grounds for this attitude.
This decline in the consumption
naturally brought about the higher
price, already very high for Kosher
products, to the few remaining
purchasers.

The sale of non-kosher meats
and products by firms representing
by sign or other indication that
its goods are kosher, is aviola-
tion of the municipal law, which
has been passed in recent years as
a protection against fraud and mis-
representation. In view of the
very high prices charged for kosher
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October 9, 1931


JEWISH WELFARE BUREAU
Miami, Florida


WAR DECLARED !
MOBILIZE TIE ARIY OF MERCY
FOR !AR O STARVATION

The Jewish Welfare Bureau of
Greater Miami has quietly carried
on the battle for years now, and
for the first time it is appeal-
ing to the Members of Congregation
Beth Jacob to join its ranks, and
carry the fight in the open. No
longer are the needy families
only in Miami, they are right here
on your Beach.

Every case requires the ser-
vices of the trained social work-
er. It is not sufficient to know
that the family has a basket of
groceries. They may need medical
attention, work, children trained
for a better vocation, a mother
and father encouraged to read
English, and a better outlook on
life. Can your volunteer groups
do this?

They can if guided by an or-
ganization that belongs to the
whole community, that has a broad
program for social betterment,
that has contact with agencies
in every large city in the United
States, where relatives of needy
families reside, and that under-
stand exactly what to do with each
case.

Do not think that the only
needy people are the numb ous tran
sient men and boys who approach
your doors now that the winter
season is coming on. Who is more
deserving of your help, the poor
little mother, with her starving
children, afraid to venture forth
from her apartment to ask for
help, or the man who passes from
town to town asking for what he
can get? True enough, he itoo is
in distress, but if funds do not
permit the proper care of all,
will you take bread from the


children to give to an able bod-
ied man? A famous pediatrian
once said, "One year of under-
nourish:mnent in a child's life is
neve-r r:.ad', up by over eating the
next ycor." Bad teeth and crooked
bones will continue to handicap
that child for the balance of his
life.

And so, we appeal to you to
send your dues to the Jewish Wel-
fare Bureau, become a member,
attend the Annual Meeting to be
held October 14th at Temple Israel.
Do your part in the War on Starva-
tion, be a Volunteer in the Front
Ranks !

"They Shall Not Go Hungry,
Share what you have."

Sincerely yours,


(Signed)
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D.J. Apte, President
Lois F. Dobrin, Sec'y.

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October 9 I T JOA


01 toA Ixte'l

Mrs. Benjamin H. Kohl enter-
tained extensively during the past
week in honor of her sister-in-
law, Mrs. M.P. Kohl, of Cleveland.'
A very elaborate bridge party
and luncheon given at her home
on 944 Meridian Ave., Miami Bench,
afforded considerable enjoyment
to the numerous guests, friends
of Mrs. Kohl, who were present at
these social functions.

Mrs. Harry I. Lipton return-
ed last week from Chicago, where
she had been visiting her mother,
to Miami Beach to join Mr. Lipton.
Both are staying temporarily at
the Everglades Hotel, Miami.

Mr. and Mrs. Lazarus
Abramovitz entertained a number
of guests on Saturday evening at
their home, 720 Second St. Among
those present were Miss Rose Mary
Gerson, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gerson,
Cantor Boris Schlachman, Rabbi
Lazarus Axelrod, and Mr. and Mrs.
A. Cohen. The evening passed very
pleasantly, the cantor contribut-
ing numerous Yiddish folk songs.
Miss Gerson entertained by sing-
ing a number of popular medodies,
which were received enthusiasti-
cally by all present.

Special mention must be made
of the very fine party tendered
by Mr. and Mrs. Sao Blank, Sim-
chath Torah morning at their home,
302 Euclid Ave., in honor of the
congregation. Unusually well
attended, this affair was unique,
symbolising the true spirit of
the Rejoicing of the Law.

Mrs. C. Kadish and son have
arrived in Miami Beach from New
York City, and are staying at the
Fernwood Apts., 935 Pennsylvania
Avenue.


The plantation luncheon to
be given at the Gerson's, by the
Senior Hadassah on October 12th,
promises to be a very interesting
affair. Many reservations have
been received, and it is expected
that all reservations will be in
by to-day. Mrs. poses Kreiger
will be the principal speaker at
this gathering, supplemented by
short talks by past presidents.
A special feature of this social
affair will be the presentation
of a number of popular Jewish
and American melodies by Miss
Rose Mary Gerson, vocal, accom-
panied by Miss Eleanor Clark
Linton on the piano. Miss Linton
will also render numerous piano
solos and Mr. Phelps Hopkins will
contribute to the entertainment
with baritone solos.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weinberg
and family have taken an apart-
ment on 818 Jefferson Ave.

Mrs. Rebecca Yunes is now
residing in her new apartment at
the lonE, 619 Meridian Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Goldstein
entertained at a delightful bridge
party lst Thursday evening, Oct-
ober 1st, at their home on 808
Euclid Ave., honoring Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Baker, of Jacksonville,
'.-ho were their house guests.
Among the many friends invited for
the evening were the following:
Mr. and'Mrs. Isadore Fine, Mr.
and Mrs. B.H. Kohl, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Veinberg, Dr. and Mrs.
Barney l'einkle, Mrs. and ,iMr. I.
Silvcrman, and Mr. and Mrs. M.
Schwartz. Mrs. Baker was present-
ed with a lovely guest prize by
the hostess.

Mr. and Mrs. V!illiam A.
Gerson and daughter have moved to
818 Jefferson Ave.

Mrs. Chauncy and daughter
returned to Miami Beach after
spending a few months at their
home in Boston, Mass.
(Continued on next page)


THF JAC07'3FLNT


October 9, 1931





October 9, 1931 THE JAC






(Continued from last page)

Mr. Jacob Beckep, ex-president
of Congregation Beth Jacob, and
Mrs. Becker, returned to Miami
Beach Wednesday morning, after an
extendedd trip in the North. They
visited among other cities, Tor-
onto, Saratoga Springs, and New
York City. They are staying at
their home, at 828 Pennsylvania
Avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Liberman
returned to the Beach Monday morn-
ing from New York City. Mrs.
Liberman spent some time in Row
Park, Ashville, N.C., after which
she visited her folks at Louisville
Ky. She travelled with them to
their summer home in Michigan City,
Indiana, where she had an enjoya-
ble time. Mrs. Liberman joined
Mr. Liberman in New York. They
are now staying at the Strath-
Haven Hotel, Ocean Drive.


Mr. Louis Schwartz, who was
recently married in Montreol, met
with an accident near Philadelphin
while motoring back to Miami Beach.
Fortunately, none of the occu-
pants of the car were injured
and Mr. Schwartz is expected back
on the beach next week.

The picnic sponsored by the
Student Bible Class and Our Sis-
terhood, which was announced in
last weeks issue for Sunday, Oct-
ober 11, has been postponed tem-
porarily due to the uncertainty
of the weather. Next week's issue
will contain the exact time and
place, and full details of this
affair.

Miss Rose Mary Gerson has
been appointed society editor of
the Jacobean.


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Mr. and Mrs. I. Lipton have
recently moved from 335 Meridian
and are now residing at 619
Meridian Avenue.

Hiss Helen Lipton has re-
sumed her studies at Miami Univer--
sity. She is entering her sopho-
more year.


THE OTHER FELLOW'S SIDE

1lhen you're forming your opinion,
Do it carefully--then go slow;
Hasty judgments oft are followed
By regretting--that I know.
.And in argument be careful
Not too quickly to deride--
Try to look upon the subject
From the other fellow's side.

Ah, if we would use but caution,
And a little less of self;
Think a little more of kindness,
And a little le ss of pelf;
Try to help the other fellow,
Not to hurt him, don't you see
How much fairer, brighter, better
This old world of ours wcald be?

Keep the path your mind would
travel
Broad and open all the way,
Walk with wisdom's comrade,
Caution,
Heeding all he has to say,
And no matter what arises,
Ere against it you have cried,
Try to look upon the subject
From the other f allow's side.

PHILIP LI3BERMAI


Mr. I. L. Nintzer, secretary
Congregation Beth Jacob, and Mrs.
Mintzer entertained extensively
Simchath Torah at their home on
735 Third St., Miami Beach.
Among those present were: Rabbi
Lazarus Axelrod, Cantor Boris
Schlachman, Mr. Max Feit, Reverend
Guttman, Mr. and Mrs. L. Abramovit-.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. S. Blank, Mr. M. Abrams, and
Mr. Morris Baida.






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A CLEARING HOUSE
FOR JEWVISH ACTIVITIES

Dear Editor:
The Staff of the Jacobean is
to be highly commended in the pre-
sentation of the first edition of
its ambitious undertaking.

The need for such a paper is
perhaps more apparent to a new-
comer than to the older resident.
The former has no means of obtain-
ing information covering Jewish
activities other than by question-
ing at random, and oftimes is un-
fortunate enough to inquire of na-
tives who themselves are--some-
times through no fault of their
own--inadequately equipped to
properly furnish the desired in-
formation. Since Miami Beach has
no Jewish Centre (although it is
understood that the very able
Editor of this publication has
concrete plans along that line,)
it is only through this medium
that we can be informed of what is
really going on.

With the approach of the win-
ter season, and the influx of vi-
sitors and winter residents, Jew-
ish activities will corresponding-
ly increase, and through the
Jacobean it is possible to keep
posted on the work of the various
organizations in our midst.
Many of the leaders of our race
will visit us, and if proper plans
can be perfected, lectures, and
entertainments can be arranged,
and with the aid of the columns
of this sheet, the community at
large can be readily informed of
such events.

It is eminently fitting that
the descendants of the "People of
the Book" of Miami Beach shall
have a book to record and reflect
their lives and work; and there


is every reason to hope and be-
lieve that this paper will be a
success in every true sense of the
word.
SSincerely yours,
Elry Stone

Dear Editor:
I am greatly impressed by the
make-up and contents of the Jaco-
bean. In fact, I was inspired by
the general originality of the
paper to send a copy to Rabbi
Solomon Goldman of Temple Anshe
Emos, Chicago, and to Rabbi Rosen-
blum of Temple Jud-a, Chicago.

The Jacobean will serve a
double purpose on the Beach. It
will cement the present Jewish
community, or those residing per-
manently here, and will, above all,
enable the numerous tourists to
get acquainted with each other.
This latter has been a problem for
some time. It is only natural
that one would desire to meet a
native of his home town spending
hisv action in the same place.
The Jacobean will solve this pro-
blem. It will act as the only
medium through which the tourists
will be constantly informed of
new arrivals, thus forming a so-
cial centre for both residents and
tourists.
Yours sincerely,
A.M. Liebling
Chicago, Illinois


Phone 5-3596


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Russell A. Nicely


1236 VWashington Ave. Miami Beach


October 9, 1931


THE JA.COBEAN





October 9, 1931 THE JACOBEAN


Officers:
Mrs. Barney Weinkle--Pres.
Mrs. Jacob 6aplan----Vice-Pres.
Mrs. J. Berner-------Secretary
Mrs. Sam Blank-------Treasurer
Mrs. Rebecca Yunes---Chairwoman
House Committee


A general meeting of Our
Sisterhood is being called by the
president and officers for next
Monday evening, at the synagogue
at 8:00 P.M. sharp. Important
business will be discussed. All
members and visitors in Miami
Beach are welcome. Rabbi Axelrod
will address the meeting.

Mrs. Rebecca Yunes, president
of the Ladies Auxilliary of the
Free Burial Society (Chesed Shel
Emmes) appeals through these col-
umns to all ladies of Miami Beach
to assist her in her all-important
work'of raising funds for the so-
ciety. A store has been opened at
402 N.W. Third St., Miami, and
rummage sales take place four times
a week as follows: Monday, Tues-
day, and Thursday, open all day;
Saturday evenings after 6:00 P.M1.
The store is now under new manage-
ment. Your contributions to these
rummage sales will be greatly ap-
preciated. Parcels may be sent to
Mrs. Yunes, lona A~ts., 619 Merid-
ian Ave., Mrs. J. aplan, Collins
Ave., or to Mr. Max Feit, 420
Jefferson Ave. The president wish-
es to thank the following ladies
for their kind contributions of
parcels: Mrs. Bernstein, Mrs.
Berner, and Mrs. Barrack.

Mrs. Barney Weinkle, president
appeals to all ladies of Miami
Beach, members and non-members to
take a more active interest in the
Sisterhood. It is not sufficient
that you attend a meeting occas-
ionally,'and voice your opinion
on certain questions appertaining


to Our Sisterhood. By exerting
your influence on your family,
ycur friends and relatives; by
displaying sincere enthusiasm for
the cuse of Miami Beach Jewry,
the social and religious life of
our community, you will be ren-
dering inestimable service for
the individual and the majority.
All ladies wishing to join Our
Sisterhood, please see Mrs.Weinkle
at her home, 304 Euclid Ave.


$200,000,000 NORTH OF KOSHER
FOOD CONSUMED ANNUALLY
BY JEWS IN NEW! YORK


Mayor's Committee On Kashruth To
Recommend Central Supervision
Of Kosher Products


Two hundred million dollars'
worth of Kosher food is consumed
annually by the Jewish population
of New York, it is disclosed to-
day in a statement made by Semuel
Rottenberg, Vice-Chairman of the
Mayor's Kashruth Committee.

Plans for the proper super-
vision of Kashruth in New York are
now being discussed by this Com-
mittee. A formal report will
shortly be submitted to Mayor
Walker and to the Jewish Community.

The Committee hopes, among
other things, to centralize Kash-
ruth supervision, taking it out
of the hands of individuals. It
will recommend that thorough su-
pervision be extended from the
source of production to the con-
sumer, in order to eliminate the
possibility of fraud.
Jewish Daily Bulletin
October 2, 1931.


Where there is no reverence
for the Bible, there can be no true
refinement of manners.


F. Nietzsche


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October 9, 1931


A well-known European rabbi
recently came to this land of the
free. He secured a position in
East New York, where he rented a
small private house. The salary
he was to receive from his cong-
regation was exceedingly penurious,
far insufficient to support his
rather large family, and he depend--
ed on marriage-ceremonies to meet
his budget.
The month of June had arrived.
Yet there was no perceptible im-
provement in the business of mak-
ing nuptial ties.
While bemoaning the fact to
a member of his congregation one
Sunday afternoon, a young couple
came in. From their nervous, em-
barrassed look the rabbi surmised
that they came to be united in
wedlock.
It was a good guess. Prompt-
ly the rabbi got out the canopy,
extracted from a hidden corner a
bottle of red wine, and proceeded
with the business of making them
man and wife.
When the ceremony was over,
the bridegroom, who wore a blue
flannel shirt and soft collar,
called the ecclesiastic aside, and
whispered in his ear.
"I'm sorry," he said, apolo-
getically, "that I can't give you
any money for your services. I'm
broke just now. But if you'll
take me down to the basement, I'll
show you how to fix the gas meter
so that you won't have to pay for
gas."


A MIRACLE INDEED

"I am going to tell you a
hair-raising story," said the bown-
liar. "You can just imagine the
horror I experienced when I went
through it.


"One bright summer day I
took a ramble in the outskirts
of the city. Passing a forest,
I was lured by the aromatic air
to stroll into the thicket. Roam-
ing through the woods for an hour
I became tired, and I lay down
under a tree to rest.
"Presently I noticed a huge
ferocious lion. I got scared.
I am a married man, you know,
and I hated to leave a poor wid-
ow and orphans after me without
any protection. Besides, I did
not cherish the idea of dying all
of a sudden, anyhow. Naturally
I sprang to my feet and began to
run, screaming in terror all the
time. The lion, roaring savage-
ly, followed right after me. The
situation looked very critical.
But we have a great God, and with
His help, I perceived a tall hay-
stack. Instantly I climbed it,
sat on top of it, and felt com-
paratively secure, when the re-
sourceful beast began to dig
right under it. The heap was be-
coming lower and lower. I saw
that my end was near.
"Presently the haystack fell
and I landed on the ground. The
beast sprang upon me with all its
fury and began to tear my clothes.
Another minute and I would be de-
voured. But, let me tell you, we
certainly have a great and merci-
ful God. To my luck and to the
luck of my poor family the whole
story is a lie. If not, I wc ld
have died from sheer fright."


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SWEET WATERS
of
MEGIDDO
Lag B'Ome:: Scene
in Palestine
By Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod


Not here the glamour and
mysticism of the East. Not here
the zeal, the ardor, the burning
desire for a divine revelation.
The rose of romance has ceased to
weild its sway over the prosaic
West. -Science has no use for sen-
timental reminiscences of our past,
for petty observances of an era
which is gone, and which can be
but an obstacle- in-the path of
advancement. The mind dominates
our destiny. The heart plays
second fiddle, while the soul
slumbers peacefully in blissful
ignorance of its whereabouts. The
scientific West has triumphed over
the romantic East. In the still
waters of blue lagoons shimmering
in the sunshine, sombre shadows
of gigantic seaplanes cast a blot
over the rippling reflections of
swaying palms and verdant cypress-
es. Birds of Paradise languidly
preening their iridescent plumage
are startled by the roar of high
powered engines cutting through
space at the rate of four miles
per minute. Probably the high
priest, sedate and imperious, min-
istering in the temple of Buddha,
is mildly surprised to hear the
snappy strains of Sunny Side Up,
or the dreamy stanzas of Moonlight
on the Colorado, by the courtesy
of a mischievous Chinaman who has
placed his radiola in a secluded
corner of the temple. East is
East and West is West, but there
always will be a demand in the
West for a breath, a waft of that
Easternism which tends to exalt
the spirit, to accelerate the im-
agination, and to lift us ever so
slightly above ourselves. As I
sit at my typewriter in a room
overlooking the seething waters


of the Atlantic, I close my eyes,
and behold, a continuous and re-
curring array of scenes, enacted
in the spring of 1929, sends me
back to Palestine, to Mount Carmel,
Miron,---to the sweet waters of
Megiddo........

We left Mount Carmel on the
thirty second day of Omer, that
period of Sephira between Passover
and Pentecost, en route for Miron,
a remote spot lying ten miles to
the West of Safed. A motley group,
we set out in a Dodge Six in high
spirits. A German agronomist, who,
throughout the six hour journey,
held forth ostentatiously on "How
to make orange groves pay." A
lady of ample proportions, the wife
of a prominent Zionist leader who
thoroughly regretted ever leaving
her home and children in Massachu-
setts, and didn't care a pin who
knew it. Two Chalutzim, clad in
brown shirts and knickers, who
radiated with a kind of camarader-
ie, intended to lighten the bumps
and jolts on the uneven highway.
A German journalist taking corres-
pondence courses in English, who
immediately pounced upon me as a
blessing sent from heaven, and ul-
timately left me in Miron talking
Deutsch to myself. And lastly, a
young American tourist fresh from
Connecticut, who appeared embar-
rased at finding himself in Euro-
pean society, and turned to me,
apparently as the nearest approach
to a civilised specimen ofhnmanity.
(To be Continued next week)
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The regular meeting of the
Bible Class was held Wednesday,
October 7th, at the synagogue at
8:30. Unusually well attended,
this meeting was probably the
most interesting of the season.

Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod dealt
with the last three books of
Moses, ande pounded the theories
of the death of Moses, according
to the Talmud and Midrash. A
talk on Chanukah, the Feast of
Lights, followed. Plans are now
being made to present a concert,
consisting of a three-act play,
musical selections, recitations,
and songs, at the synagogue on
Chanukah. Full details will ap-
pear in these columns in due
course.

At 9:30 a debate was held.
Subject: Resolved: that the Jew
living in the big city has more
chance for development than the
Jew of the small city. Ethel
Mintzer and Helen Eisman upheld
the affirmative, and Dennis Quit-
tner and Bernard Frank supported
the negative. This debate was
conducted withreal system, the
points on both sides receiving
favorable comment on the part of
the class. The negative side
was awarded the decision by a voto
of 20 to 8.

The subject for next week s
debate is, Resolved: that ortho-
dox Judaism is preferable to re-
form Judaism. Thiq-subject will
be debated next week at the usual
hour by the following participants
Seymour Miller and Lewis Berner
for the affirmative; Jeannette
Haberfeld and Paula Thaler for
the negative.


At the next meeting, ways and means
of conducting a systematic drive
for books will be discussed. A
vote on the part of the class de-
cided that fiction of non-Jewish
interested added to the library
for lending purposes.

Miss Paula Thaler has been
elected as sport editor of the
Jacobean.

On Sunday last, Bernard Frank
beat ierbert Glickman, in tennis
match by 6-4. This match decided
the captain of the team. Hence-
forth, Bernard Frank is the off-
icial captain. The following tam
is composed of four of the best
players in the tennis club:
Bernard Frank, Herbert Glickmm ,
Norman Thaler, and May Gaynor.
The team challenges any tennis
team of Greater Miami to meet them
in a tournament at any time. The
girls team will also be formed
shortly. Announcement of this
will appear in due course.

Cantor Boris Schlachman en-
tertained at this meeting with a
number of Jewish Folk songs which
were enthusiastically received by
the class, who displayed their
keen interest in real old time
Yiddish melodies.

M. ABRAHAM, PROPRIETOR
S. ABRAH*AM, MANAGER


SERVICE


Miss Lillian Berner, sister SWIM
of the President, was elected by
an overwhelming majority as the
chief librarian of the bible Class. 2 OCEAN DRIVE


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Octobr 9, 931 HE JAOBEA


VYOUH ISRIEL
Children's Page
Conducted by "Grandpa"

My dear grandchildren:
Everything had a beginning.
Even the world, the blue skies,
the green fields, the lakes and
valleys had a beginning. And so,
our "Young Israel" is no excep-
tion to the rule, and also takes
pride in making its debut this
Friday morning.

How often has it occurred to
you, "mes petits enfants," when
taking a stroll along Ocean Drive,
and marvelling at the beauty of
Miami Beach, the golden sunshine,
the swaying palms, with the song
of the birds and the humming of
bees competing with the distant
murmuring of the sea, that Some-
body, a Great Artist, planned all
this for YOU; that He made this
world pleasant and peaceful so
that YOU could romp in the sun-
shine and revel on the golden
sands; only for You.

But, how often does it occur
to you to stop and thank God (for
that is the name of the Great
Artist, who lives up above in His
Heavenly palace,) for all the beau-
ty and wonder of Nature. And so,
I am giving you a nice little poem
which should inspire your little
hearts to a greater appreciation
of the Father in Heaven.

WE THANK THEE

For flowers that bloom about our
feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so
sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or
see---
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee!


For blue of stream and blue of
sky;
For pleasant shade of branches
high;
For fragrant air and cooling
breeze;
For beauty of the blooming trees--
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee

For mother-love and father-care;
For brothers strong and sisters
fair;
For love at home and school each
day;
For guidance lest we go astray--
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee!


Young Israel Contest
Try your skill

For the best essays on Judas
Maccabeus, the hero of Chanakah,
Grandpa will give the following
useful gifts:
1st prize----Tennis racket & case
2nd prize----Leather football
3rd prize----Ping pong set
And there will be five other handy
prizes.

Conditions:
Children from 6 to 18 years
of age may compete. Be careful to
state your exact age, as this point
will be taken into consideration.

Essays must not exceed 250
words. They must be written clear-
ly on one side of the paper only
and must reach this office not
later than November 15th. Grand-
pa's decision must be accepted as
final.


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Principal: Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod

Do not seek for the City of
God on earth, for it is not built
of wood or stone; but seek it in
the soul of the man who is at
peace with himself and is a lover
of true wisdom.
Philo Judaeus


Sunday School re-opens on
Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M.
abbi Lazarus Axelrod will be on
hand to register the pupils, and
to announce the program of study
for the term. Miss Esther Chauncey
who arrived last week in Miami
Beach from Boston, Massachusetts,
has kindly consented to take charge!
of the intermediate class. Courses
will be given in Bible, Jewish fes-i
tivals, Jewish customs, Hebrew
songs, moral ethics, and current
events.

A club will shortly be formed
for the benefit of the students of
the Sunday School. This club will
meet once a week at the synagogue
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I am convinced that the Bible
becomes ever more beautiful the
more it is understood.
J; W. Goethe


The past week has been a
record week for attendance in the
Talmud Torah. All classes are
progressing steadily, and in some
instances the pupils have excelled
themselves in their studies.
Special mention must be made of
the two Barrack girls, who have
made history by their sudden rise
from first grade to second. The
two Shullan boys who caused quite
a sensation with their speeches
at the recent High Holiday ser-
vices, have returned to Miami, but
they will attend school twice a
week, besides the Sunday School,
so that we have not really lost
the .ll

A new student, June Rose
Toursh, is taking a lively interest
in her work, and another prodigy
may be added to our list before
long. Watch this girl climb.
Also, keep your eyes glued on
Stanley Jamison and Arthur Baida.
Not to mention little Nellie Sheer
who is constantly clamouring for
more. This rivalry in the class-
room is very healthy. Makes you
want to get there first, and,
after all, why not?

By the way, how about another
big drive for more members? Don't
forget the buttons and prizes.
They come in handy these bad times.


A man should so live that at
the close of every day he can re-
peat: 'I have not wasted my day.'
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PRESIDENT'S COLUMN


(Continued from page 3)
meats, the deceitful substitution
for kosher products, is equivalent
to taking money unf.er fal!e pro-
tenses, and is a cheap form of
deception, striking fundamentally
at the roots of Jewish religious
life.

The committee and its advisor
Rabbi Axclrod, are entitled to the
fullest cooperation of all cnd it
is not unlikely because of their
recommendations that the sign
"Kosher" on the stores, restaur-
ants, and hotels in the community
actually means what it represents.
(Signed) Harry I. Lipton
President--Cong. Both Jaco'


JEW FOR ELIMIINATION
OF V'EIZMANN AND MUFTI
FEATURED IN ARAB PAPER


Urges Possibility of Co-operation
With Those Two Leaders Removed


Jerusalem, October 5,
The future of Arab-Jewish
unity depends upon. the elimination
from leadership of the Grand Mufti
of Jerusalem and Dr. Choim Veiz-
mann, former Prosident of the
World Zionist Organization, it is
stated here in a letter written
by a Jerusalem Jev, Joseph Simhon,
and prominently featured in the
"Falastin," Arab Nationalist daily

"Let us leave aside the Mufti
of Jerusalem and Weizmann at
London." the letter declares, "and
let us co-operate so that the str-
eam of immigrants, of riches and
abundance may come in.

"Free immigration and invest-
ment of funds will restore the
country to its former position,"
the letter continues.


Mr. Simon further pleads with
the Arabs not to forget "that if
there wore no Jowish immigration,
you could nor haveC fnoind employ-
mont inr thb Jowish colonies 15ke
Poeach Tikvch and Rishon-lo-Zion."
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)



ECCLESIASTES

The old cycles are for ever
renewed, and it is no paradox that
he who would advance can never
cling too close to the past. The
thirg that has been is the thing
that will be again; if we realize
that, we may avoid many of the dis-
allusions, miseries, insanities
that for ever accompany the threes
of new birth. Set your shoulder
joyously to the world's wheel;
you may spare yourself some unhap-
piness if, beforehand, you slip
thb) Book of Ecclesiastos beneath
your arm.
Havelock Ellis
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