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Published weekly in the interests of Miami Beach Jewry
Vol. I. No. 3. Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, October 16, 1931 Price 5 Cents
Office of Publication: 710 Jefferson Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida.
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With Apologies To Charles Dickens.
SIMULTANEOUSLY with the ter-
mination of the High Holidays and
its immediate successor, Succoth, a
tense, almost breathless expectancy
has manifested itself in Miami Beach.
To be or not to be, alluding of course,
to the prosperity during the coming
season, this is the all absorbing ques-
tion. And so, to hasten the Messiah
of Hope, we are preparing the ground
in an elaborate and skilful manner.
Golf courses, tennis courts, night
clubs, boat races, regattas, expensive
orchestras and world famous artists
of the stage and screen, we lack ab-
solutely nothing to make the visitor's
stay on the beach a veritable para-
Sdise. We cater to his creature com-
forts; his social needs are fulfilled
to the minutest detail. We contrive
by delicate manouevering, to com-
bine the extravaganza of Fifth Ave-
nue, New York, with the natural
health giving resources of Florida,
rendering our city the ideal winter
But what of the spiritual needs of
the tourist? The Jew of Toronto
or of Detroit is over a thousand miles
away from his own spiritual centre,
and is entirely dependent for his
soul's nourishment on what we have
to offer. Are we preparing the
ground for the spirit of the Jew, his
mind and his heart, so that his three
or four months stay here shall ndt
be devoid of those precious pearls,
the Jewish religion and the Jewish
Let us use keen psychological in-
sight to render our own spiritual cen-
tre a collossal font of life at which
the guest from the North may quaff
deeply and satiate his yearning soul
as well as his body.
How precious is Thy loving kindness,
0 God, and the children of men take re-
fuge under the shadow of Thy wings. For
with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy
light do we see light.-Psalm 36. 8, 10.
Congregation Beth Jacob
311 Washington Ave.
"How Goodly Are Thy Tents, 0 Jacob."
Services begin Friday evening at 6:00
p. m. The late Friday evening services, the
second of its kind this season, will be held
at 8:15. Cantor Boris Schlachman will
lead the congregational singing, which will
Cantor Boris Schlachman will conduct the
congregational singing at the synagogue
this evening at 8:15 p. m. Everybody wel-
include those inspiring melodies, Sholom
Aleichem and Yigdal. Rabbi Lazarus Ax-
elod will deliver an English sermon, "The
S6ng of Life." Everybody welcome.
A general meeting of the congregation
was held Wednesday night, at which plans
were discussed for activities during the
season. The Vaad Hakashruth held its
first meeting last Sunday night, and con-
crete plans are afoot to render this coming
season free from all fraudulent intents
relative to the Kashruth question. Full
details of these plans will appear later in
Duty determines destiny. Destiny which
results from duty performed may bring
anxiety, and perils, but never failure and
dishonor. Pursuing duty may not always
lead by smooth paths. Another course may
look easier and more attractive, but pur-
suing duty for duty's sake is always sure
and safe and honorable.-Wm. McKinley.
Kindling the Sabbath Light
From memory's spring flows a vision to-
My mother is kindling and blessing the
The light of Queen Sabbath, the heavenly
That one day in seven quells hunger and
My mother is praying and screening her
Too bashful to gaze at the Sabbath light's
She murmurs devoutly, "Almighty, be
For sending Thy angel of joy and of rest.
"And may as the candles of Sabbath divine-
The eyes of my son in Thy Law ever shine."
Of childhood, fair childhood, the years are
Youth's candles are quenched, and my
mother is dead.
And yet ev'ry Friday, when twilight ar-
The face of my mother within me revives;
A prayer on her lips, "0 Almighty, be
For sending us Sabbath, the angel of rest."
And some hidden feeling I cannot control
A Sabbath light kindles deep, deep in my
soul.-P. M. Raskin.
Beth Jacob Student Bible Class
Owing to the general meeting of'the con-
gregation Beth Jacob which was held on
Wednesday evening at the synagogue, the
weekly meeting of the Bible class was post-
poned until Thursday night. A full account
of this meeting, the result of the debate,
and plans for the forthcoming Chanukah
concert will appear in these columns next
The girls tennis team has been formed.
Thus far the team consists of the follow-
ing players: Ethel Mintzer, Ruth Thaler,
Helen Eisman and Marion Blank. Ethel
Mintzer owes her place in the team to the
fact that she beat Ruth Thaler in a hard
contested game by 6-4.
All girls interested in playing basketball
please leave names with Miss Paula Thaler,
sports editor of the Jacobean, at her home
327 Washington Ave.
October 16, 1931
IT HAD already lasted two days. But as
nobody dined, nobody exchanged greet-
ings, and nobody thought of winding up the
clock at night (for people slept dressed,
anywhere, on lofts, in sheds, or in empty
railway carriages), all notion of time had
disappeared. People only heard the inces-
sant jingling of broken glass-panes. At
this terrible sound, the arms stiffened and
the eyes became distended with fright.
Some distant houses were burning. Along
the red-tinted street with the red pavement,
there ran by a red man, while another red
man stretched his arm, and from the tips
of his fingers there broke forth quickly
a sharp, snapping, cracking sound-and
the running man dropped down.
A strange, sharp cry, "They are shoo-
ooting!" passed along the street.
Invisible and inexorable demons made
their appearance. Houses and nurseries
were broken in. Old men had their arms
fractured; women's white bosoms were
trampled upon by heavy, dirty heels. Many
were perishing by torture; others were
Two persons were hiding in a dark cel-
lar; an old man with his son, a schoolboy.
The old man went up and opened the outer
door again, to make the place look deserted
by the owners. A merchant had run in.
He wept, not from fear but from feeling
himself in security.
"I have a son like you," he said, tearful-
He then breathed heavily and nervous-
ly, and added reflectively, "Like you, my
The master of the house caught the mer-
chant by his elboy, pulled him close to him-
self, and whispered into his ear:
"Hush! They might hear us!"
T HERE they stood, expectant. Now
and then, a rustling; an even, sleepless
breathing could be heard. The brain can-
not familiarize itself with these sounds in
the darkness and silence. Perhaps they
were asleep, none could tell.
At night-it must have been late at
night-another two stole in quietly.
"Is it you?" asked one of them, without
seeing anybody, and the sudden sound of
his voice seemed to light up the darkness
for a moment.
"Yes," answered the schoolboy. "It's all
"Hush! They might hear you," said
the owner of the cellar, catching each of
them by the arm and pulling them down.
The new-comers placed themselves by
the wall, while one of them was rubbing
his forehead with his hand.
"What is the matter" asked the school-
boy in a whisper.
"It is blood."
Then they grew silent. The injured man
applied a handkerchief to his wound, and
On the top, underneath the ceiling, a very
faint whiteness appeared. The schoolboy
was asleep, but the other four raised their
heads and looked up. They looked long, for
about half an hour, so that their muscles
were aching through the protracted cran-
ing of their necks. At last it became clear
that it was a tiny little window through
which dawn peeped in.
T HEN hasty, frightened steps were
heard, and there appeared a tall, coat-
less man, followed by a woman with a baby
in her arms. The dawn was advancing, and
one could read the expression of wild fear
that stamped itself upon their faces.
"This way! This way!" whispered the
"They are running after us, they are
looking out for us," said the woman. Her
shoes were put on her bare feet, and her
young body displayed shrange, white, ma-
lignant spots, reminding one of a corpse.
"They won't find us; but, for God's sake,
"They are close by in the courtyard. Oh!
be quiet, be quiet ."
All of a sudden there broke out a strange
though familiar sound, so close and doom-
ful. What doom it foreboded they felt at
once, but their brains were loath to believe
The sound was repeated. It was the cry
of the infant. The merchant made a kindly
face and said: "Baby is crying ."
"Lull him, my dear," said he, rushing to
the mother. "You will cause the death of
Everybody's chest and throat gasped with
faintness. The mother marched up and
down the cellar lulling and coaxing.
"You must not cry; sleep, my golden one
S. It is I, your mother my
But the child cried on obstinately, wildly.
There must have been something in the
mother's face that was not calculated to
produce a tranquilizing effect.
SND now, in this warm and strange
Atmosphere, the woman's brain
wrenched out a wild, mad idea. It seemed
to her that she had read it in the eyes, in
the suffering silence of these unknown
people. And these unhappy, frightened
men understood that she was thinking of
them. They understood it by the unutter-
ably mournful tenderness with which she
chanted, while drinking in the infant's
eyes with her own.
"He will soon fall asleep. I know. It is
always like that; he cries for a moment,
then he falls asleep at once. He is a very
quiet boy." She addressed the tall man
with a painful, insinuating smile. From
outside there broke in a distant noise. Then
came a thud, and a crack, shaking the air.
"They are searching," whispered the
But the infant went on crying hopelessly.
"He will undo us all," blurted out the tall
"I shall not give him away no,
never." ejaculated the distracted mother.
"0 God," whispered the merchant, and
covered his face with his hands. His hair
was unkempt after a sleepless night. The
tall man stared at the infant with fixed,
protruding eyes. .
"I don't know wou," the woman uttered,
low and crossly, on catching that fixed look.
"Who are you? What do you want of me?"
She rushed to the other men, but every-
body drew back from her with fear. The
infant was crying on, piercing the brain
with its shouting.
"Give it to me," said the merchant, his
right eyebrow trembling. "Children like
A LL OF a sudden it grew dark in the
cellar; somebody had approached the
little window and was listening. At this
shadow, breaking in so suddenly, they all
grew quiet. They felt that it was coming,
it was near, and that not another second
must be lost.
The mother turned round. She stood up
on her toes, and with high, uplifted arms
she handed over her child to the merchant.
It seemed to her that by this gesture she
was committing a terrible crime
that hissing voices were cursing her, re-
jecting her from heaven for ever and ever
Strange to say, finding itself in the thick,
clumsy, but loving hands of the merchant,
the child grew silent.
But the mother interpreted this silence
differently. In the sight of everybody the
woman grew gray in a single moment, as
if they had poured some acid over her hair.
And as soon as the child's cry died away,
there resounded another cry, more awful,
more shattering and heart-rending.
The mother rose up on her toe; and gray,
terrible, like the goddess of justice herself,
she howled in a desperate, inhuman voice
that brought destruction with it. .
Nobody had expected that sudden madness.
The schoolboy fell in a swoon.
Afterwards, the newspapers reported de-
tails of the killing of six men and an in-
fant by the mob; for none had dared to
touch the mad old woman of twenty-six.
Ossip Dymov, 1906.
Ocobr 6,13 1H E JAOBA
ONE OF the most successful and unique
events ever given by the Miami Unit
of Senior Hadassah, was the Plantation
Luncheon held on Monday afternoon, Oc-
tober 12th, at Gerson's, 1301 Collins Ave.,
Tables were arranged in a setting of
plantation effect, with miniature bales of
cotton and colored mammy dolls. Bou-
gainvillae, ferns and sugar cane enhanced
the beauty of the setting.
Corsages of roses were presented to the
president, Mrs. S. H. Lutsky, Mrs. Moses
Krieger and Mrs. Joseph Williamson.
The chairman, Mrs. Samuel Simonhoff,
introduced Mrs. Joseph Williamson, toast-
mistress, who asked God's blessing on the
entire group and Hadassah all over the
world. After welcoming the members and
friends, she then presented Mrs. Lutsky,
who gave a most stirring talk on Hadas-
sah, its meaning, its aims, and accomplish-
ments. Most fitting was the solo, "Pal-
estine, My Palestine," sung by Rose Mary
Gerson, Eleanor Clarke Linton accompany-
ing at the piano. Honoring the composer,
who was one of the guests present, Miss
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An extensive variety of House-
hold Goods and Toys.
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Gerson sang, "De Heabenly Choir," by
Brief addresses were given by past
presidents of Hadassah and Mrs. William-
son then introduced the present officers.
Baritone solos were sung by Phelps
Hopkins with Mrs. Linton at the piano.
The principal speaker, Mrs. Moses Krie-
ger, one of the pioneer workers in Hadas-
sah, gave a most inspiring address. She
told of her experiences in Palestine and
urged members to cooperate now more than
ever before to ensure future success of
A piano solo, "Juba Dance" by Dett, was
played by Eleanor Clarke Linton.
The benediction was delivered by Mrs.
S. M. Machtei and the closing words were
given by Rose Mary Gerson, membership
chairman. She concluded the program
with the singing of Hatikvoh.
Souvenir candy pralines were distributed
to the one hundred guests present.
Louis Schwartz Returns To
Mr. Louis Schwartz, prominent social
worker and actively interested in all po-
litical movements of Southern Florida, re-
turned to Miami Beach last Saturday with
his bride, Miss Sadie Miller of Montreal,
Que. Mr. Schwartz spent some time in
the North, especially in New York city,
where he was the guest of Chief Justice of
the New York State Supreme Court, Aar-
on J. Levy. He was also guest of Judge
Max S. Levine, assistant judge for New
York, at his home in Long Island. He
was extensively entertained in New York
by Mr. Sid Markham, president of the
Manufacturers Trust Co.
Mr. Schwartz attended the races in Sar-
atoga Springs in the company of such no-
tables as Governor Roosevelt, Mr. Val C.
Cleary, mayor of Miami Beach, and Bud
Fisher, noted for his Mutt and Jeff car-
toons. He was also present at the open-
ing of the race track at Salem, New Hamp-
shire. From there he travelled to Mon-
treal, where he was introduced to his
bride by Mr. Max Enzell, prominent citi-
zen of Montreal.
Miss Sadie Miller, bride of Mr. Louis
Schwartz, is the daughter of Mrs. Fannic
Miller, well known social worker of Mon-
treal. The wedding took place at the Rou-
manian Synagogue, Montreal. Rabbi Ber-
ger officiated at this grand affair, which
has been recognized as an outstanding event
of the year in Montreal Jewry. Mr. Max
Enzell gave the grooom away, while Dr.
Noah Miller of Akron, Ohio, brother of Miss
Sadie Miller, gave the bride away. Mr.
David Miller, another brother of the brid.,
was best man at the wedding. Over three
hundred friends and acquaintances of the
family were present at this wedding, and
over four hundred young couples partici-
pated at the dance held in the evening,
at 1455 Metcalfe street.
Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz are staying tem-
porarily at the Strath Haven hotel.
Mr. aind Mrs. Harry Levitt returned
Thursday, October 8, from an extended
trip to Canada. They are now residing in
their home on Meridian Ave.
Mrs. Max Goldstein and daughter, Sel-
ma, of Miami Beach, have returned from
Boston, and are staying at their apartment
on S. W. Fifth Street, Miami.
Mr. Louis Pollock, of Nassau, has ar-
rived in Miami Beach, and is staying at
the Strath Haven hotel. He will spend
the next few days in Miami Beach.
Mr. Sam Berner, brother-in-law of Mrs.
Frances Berner of Miami Beach, came
down from West Palm Beach to attend the
Redemption of the First Born (Pidyon
Haben) of Mrs. Berner's grand-daughter
at Mrs. Kline's S. W. Fourth Street, Mi-
ami. This event was well attended. Mr.
Joe Reisman officiated in the capacity of
Mr. J. Noble arrived Saturday, October
10, from Akron, Ohio, and is staying tem-
porarily at the Strath-Haven hotel.
Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod is now residing
in his new apartment at the Shelburne, 710
Jefferson Avenue, Miami Beach. Phone
Mrs. Melvin Goldstrom returned from
New York City, Wednesday, October 14,
where she attended the funeral of her
father, the late Morris Williams.
Miss Rose Mary Gerson was soloist at
the birthday party of Emunah Chapter,
0. E. S., last Thursday evening, October
Mrs. Levine and her daughter-in-law,
who were injured in an automobile acci-
dent, on their way to Palm Beach,Satur-
day last, are rapidly recovering in the
West Palm Beach hospital. They expect
to be back in Miami Beach within the next
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October 16, 1931
THE JACOBEAN October 16, 1931
How to Succeed
By VINCENT HALDANE,
Lord Chancellor of England
N LIFE we are subject to all sorts of
reverses, great and small. There is
only one way of providing against the de-
pression which they bring in their train,
and that is by acquiring the large out-
look which shows that they are not the
most important things in life. The under-
graduate may find himself plowed in an
examination or in debt or for that mat-
ter (and do not let us overlook its possi-
bility) hopeless in a love affair. Or he
may suffer from the depression which is
deepest when it arises from no external
cause. If he would escape from the con-
sequent sense of despair he must visualize
his feelings and set them in relief by seek-
ing and searching out their grounds.
It is probably his best chance of deliver-
ance. For these feelings often turn out on
resolute scrutiny to arise from -the ob-
session of his own personality. This ob-
session may assume varied forms. It may
become really morbid. There is a re-
markable book by a modern man of genius,
one whom Nietzsche and Ibsen both held in
high esteem-the "Inferno" of August
Strindberg-where you may read with ad-
vantage if you would be warned against
a self-concentration that verges on the in-
sane. There is another and better known
book which in my time at the university
was much read and which is, I think, still
much read, Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus."
There you have an analysis of the very
process of deliverance of which I am speak-
ing. The hero works out his own relief
from the burden of his depression.
You must aim at the largest and widest
view of life and devote your highest ener-
gies to attaining it. This view of life,
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with its sustaining power, will come to
you if you strive hard enough.
The only foundation of what is abiding
is the sense of the reality of what is spir-
itual-the constant presence of the God
who is not far away in the skies, but is
within our minds and hearts.
How is the student, with or without the
supreme source of strength of which I
have spoken, to prepare himself so that he
will have the best chances of success? I
have seen something of men and of affairs.
I have observed the alternations of success
and failure in various professions and oc-
cupations. I have myself experienced
many ups and downs, and in the course
of my own life have made abundant mis-
takes. It always interests me to look back
and observe in the light of later and fuller
knowledge how I came to fail on particular
occasions. And the result of the scrutiny
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has been to render it clear that the mis-
takes and failures would nearly always
have been avoided had I at the time been
possessed of more real knowledge and of
firmer decision and persistence.
We all, or nearly all, get a fair number
of chances in life. But we often do not
know enough to be able to take them, and
we still more often pass them by, uncon-
scious that they exist. Get knowledge and
get courage. And when you have come to
a deliberate decision then go ahead, and
go ahead with grim and unshakable reso-
lution to persist.
We may be unconscious of the jarring
manner; that is very common. But it
ought to be avoided. It is worth the while
of every one, and from every point of view,
that of his own worldly interest included,
to practice himself in the social virtue of
courtesy and urbane manners. Let us ac-
cept what comes to us undisturbed.
Given the same qualities, a man will be
stronger as well as better, and will have
more power of influencing circumstances
as well as other people, if he is resolute
in accepting without complaint what comes
to him, and remembers the duties of his
station in life, and thinks of others as
much as of himself.
ORDERS ARAB TO REFUND
HEBRON YESHIVAH RENT
JERUSALEM, Oct. 8.-The Palestine
District Court yesterday instructed an Ar-
ab landlord to refund the Hebron Yeshiva
a sum covering two years rental paid in
advance by the Yeshiva.
The court's order states that the Ye-
shiva directors are not obligated to pay
rental for the period following August 23,
1929, when the Yeshiva was destroyed and
a number of its students and rabbis mas-
sacred by the Arabs.
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In Lighter Vein
Suicide Would Make
An atheist came to a rabbi with an ur-
gent request. "Rabbi," he said, "I have
made up my mind to violate every precept
of the Torah. I have already broken every
precept I can think of. But I'm afraid I
missed some. So I'm going to enumerate
all the commandments I have transgressed,
and if you find that I left some out please
tell them to me, and I shall proceed to
transgress them immediately." Whereup-
on the libertine recited a long list of the
most shocking misdeeds he had perpetrated.
"There is just one more sin you will have
to commit to make your record complete,"
said the minister.
"Fine," ejaculated the profligate. "I
shall be glad to commit it. Tell me what it
"It is suicide," responded the divine. "Go
and hang yourself."
God Was No Favorite
With That Rabbi
The door of the rabbi's house opened and
in came a middle-aged Israelite.
"Good morning, rabbi," said the newcom-
er. "I am from Radin and I have a 'din-
Torah' with God."
"A 'din-Torah' with God!" reiterated the
minister. "How is that?"
"You see," said the plaintiff, "I had a
wife and 10,000 rubles, and God deprived
me of both. Well, He is the boss. But He
did it in a most outrageous manner. By
right He should have first taken away my
wife. Then as a widower with 10,000 ru-
bles I would have got another wife with
10,000 rubles. Afterward He could have
taken away my own 10,000 rubles, leaving
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me the 10,000 rubles I got as a dowry. So
God would have a wife and 10,000 rubles
and I would have a wife and 10,000 rubles.
But having lost the money first, I remained
a poor widower and I can't even get anoth-
"You are perfectly right," admitted the
rabbinic judge, impartially. "But what
I don't understand is why you came to me.
Haven't you a rabbi in your own town, be-
fore whom you could bring your case
"You see," explained the plaintiff, "our
rabbi is a God-fearing man and he would
surely decide the case in favor of God.
But you, knowing that you have no fear of
God, I thought you would be impartial."
In search of relics, the antiquarian
paused in front of the little store and sur-
veyed with keen interest the mass of curios
that were piled promiscuously in the win-
"Hello!" greeted the dealer. "Something
very good for you today; a little watch
which the sage, Maimonides, used when he
was feeling the pulse of his patients-you
know, I suppose that Maimonides was not
only a philosopher and a Talmudist, but
also a physician. Now, Maimonides brought
this watch when he came back from Amer-
"What are you talking about?" sneered
the antique-hunter, who was somewhat of
a historian, "how could Maimonides have
been in America when he lived 400 years
before America was discovered?!'
"That's just what makes the watch such
a curio," said the dealer in antiquities.
"You cannot get it at any other place. I'll
let you have it for $100."
Let your courage be as keen, but at the
same time as polished as your sword.-
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The study of the history of Europe dur-
ing the past centuries teaches us one uni-
form lesson: That the nations which have
received and in any way dealt fairly and
mercifully with the Jew prospered; and
that the nations that have tortured and op-
pressed him have written out their own
curse.-Olive Schreiner, 1906.
I call the Book of Job one of the grand-
est things ever written with pen
a noble book, all men's book! There is
nothing, I think, in the Bible or out of it,
of equal literary merit.-T. Carlyle.
The Two Natures In Man
It is because man is half angel, half
brute, that his inner life witnesses such
bitter war between such unlike natures.
The brute in him clamors for sensual joy
and things in which there is only vanity;
but the angel resists and strives to make
him know that meat, drink, sleep are but
means whereby the body may be made suf-
ficient for the study of the truths, and the
doing of the will, of God. Not until the
very hour of death can it be certain or
known to what measure the victory has
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been won. He who is but a novice in the
fear of God will do well to say audibly each
day, as he rises: "This day I will be a faith-
ful servant of the Almighty. I will be on
my guard against wrath, falsehood, hatred,
and quarrelsomeness, and will forgive those
who wound me." For whoso forgives is
forgiven in his turn; hard-heartedness and
a temper that will not make up quarrels
are a heavy burden of sin, and unworthy
of an Israelite.-Moses of Coucy, 13th
Ruskin said at one time, that for every
thousand who can talk, there is but one
who can think, and for every thousand who
can think, there is but one who can see.
He only is advancing in life whose heart
is getting softer, whose blood warmer,
whose brain quicker, whose spirit is enter-
ing into living peace.
No life is wasted unless it ends in sloth,
dishonesty, or cowardice.-Huxley.
Therefore I say, lift a man; give him
life, let him work eight hours a day, give
him the school, develop his taste for music,
give him a garden; give him beautiful
things to see and good books to read, and
you will starve out those lower appetites.
The patriarchal feeling still lingers about
his hearth. A man, however fallen, who
loves his home, is not wholly lost. The
trumpet of Sinai still sounds in the Hebrew
WHAT IS EDUCATION?
Education is such a development of our
faculties and powers as enables us to be
masters wherever we are placed-masters
of ourselves and masters of our condition.
And we need, incidentally, to know enough
to know where we are and what we are
there for.-Minot Judson Savage, D. D.
720 Second Street
David W. Simons
I am pleased to advise you that I re-
ceived your publication, which was indeed
very interesting, so much so, that with the
large number of periodicals and publica-
tions I am favored with,-and many that I
cannot read-yours was sufficiently attrac-
tive to me that I beg to congratulate you
on its publication together with the nine
achievements you have established in such
a short time.
I congratulate your congregation, for its
wisdom and ability to retain you at its head.
Wishing you and your congregation con-
tinued success. With kindest regards to
yourself and your co-workers, beg to re-
Yours & co.
(Signed) David W. Simons.
The Miami Herald
I should like to take this opportunity to
congratulate you and your associates upon
the first issue of The Jacobean, a well-
edited newspaper which deserves much com-
mendation by members of your congrega-
I enjoyed reading your publication and
greatly appreciate your sending me a copy.
The stories are well-written and interest-
ing. In fact, the entire editorial content
and good typographical make-up are wor-
thy of praise.
I trust you will keep me on your mailing
Yours & co.
(Signed) John D. Pennekamp,
City Editor, Miami Herald.
J. M. Lipton
"Service that makes friends
and keeps then'."
October 16 1931
THE JACOBEAN 7
of Megiddo "
By RABBI LAZARUS AXELROD
(Continued from last week.)
IWAS attired immaculately, well-
groomed, and had even brought with me
a copy of the Manchester Guardian to
break the monotony, but within five min-
utes I gave up the business of continually
flicking specks of dust from off my im-
peachable trousers, and left nature take
its own course. I gazed mystified and
enviously at the two Chalutzim, who seemed
to take to the flying dust as a fish to water.
At one period we could barely see each
other, and I thought seriously of compos-
ing a poem to begin with "The Assyrians
came down like the dust on the fold." I
sighed deeply when I recalled the open top
of the London 'bus, and even the stifling
atmosphere of the underground seemed at
that moment a veritable Utopia.
Through this hazy cloud of dust we per-
ceived a gigantic signboard arranged skil-
fully over an arched gateway, which indi-
cated that we were passing by Nesher, the
famous cement factory. The dust lessened
considerably, as the Dodge slowed down to
thirty p. h., and we caught a fleeting
glimpse of olive skinned and bright eyed
maidens clad in workaday garments loung-
ing idly in front of small but very attrac-
tive wooden bungalows, the home of the
employees of that collosal factory. They
waved to us, laughingly and cheerfully,
these hardy Jewish girls, the personifica-
tion of extreme self satisfaction and con-
tentment, a product of the Holy Land, suf-
fused with that indomitable courage and
inflexible will, inherited from ancestral
Their laughter raised our drooping spirits
and I perceived that even our friend from
Massachussetts allowed that determined
looking mouth to relax into a grimaced
smile. In the background, not more than
a thousand feet away from this model vil-
lage with its neat shrubberies and well or-
dered flower gardens, loomed the grimy
outline of the factory, four gigantic chim-
neys belching forth volumes of grayish
black smoke. The huge boilers inside this
immense building are kept going twenty-
four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-
five days in the year, holidays included. It
requires twenty-four hours to restore nor-
mal heat to the extinguished furnaces, and
keen competition in foreign cement prohi-
bits this wanton waste of one day per
week. Nesher constitutes one of the four
leading industrial concerns of the Holy
Land, the remaining honors being shared
between Shemen, the home of soaps and
oils, the Pinchas Ruttenberg Electrical
Company, and the Rothchild flour mills and
electrically operated Matzoh factory.
Sixty, seventy and eighty kilometers ap-
peared in rapid succession on the speedo-
meter, and once more we were plunged into
the swirling eddies of dust. Finally, after
three hours of powdered earth, a lecture on
the value of a good home in Massachus-
setts, listening dully to a German's idea of
English as she is spoken, we reached Ti-
berias, the half way line between Haifa and
Safed. With relief we alighted for the
well earned recess, and gazed with uncon-
cealed admiration at the peerless view
spread out before us. The much eulogised
lake of Kinereth lay serenely, like an im-
mense sheet of silvered glass, over a thou-
sand feet below sea-level. Over a hundred
square miles of warm, medicinal waters,
and, viewed from the hills, appears no
greater than an oversized basin. Skiffs,
canoes and other hand propelled sea craft
traversed its unruffled surface, gliding
along innocently and demurely, but with
death dealing nets trailing in their wake,
the fish of Kinereth fetching compensating
prices in the busy markets of Jaffa and
Jerusalem. Six pocket Kodaks clicked si-
multaneously, as, inspired by the scenic
beauty, we transferred it to six rolls of
film. The incessant tooting of a horn
jerked us back reluctantly to our automo-
bile, where the driver lay sprawling in his
seat yawning widely, the only attraction
of Kinereth to his mind evidently being a
substantial meal of Gefilte fish.
(To be continued next week.)
The Jew As a Citizen
I am glad to be able to say that while
the Jews of the United States have re-
mained loyal to their faith and their race
traditions, they are engaged in generous
rivalry with their fellow-citizens of other
denominations in advancing the interests
of our common country. This is true, not
only of the descendants of the early settlers
and those of American birth, but of a
great and increasing proportion of those
who have come to our shores within the
last twenty-five years as refugees reduced
to the direst straits of penury and misery.
In a few years, men and women hitherto
utterly unaccustomed to any of the privil-
eges of citizenship have moved mightily up-
ward toward the standard of loyal, self-
respecting American citizenship; of that
citizenship which not merely insists upon
its rights, but also eagerly recognizes its
duty to do its full share in the material,
social and moral advancement of the nation.
-Theodore Roosevelt, on the 250th anniver-
sary of the Settlement of the Jews in the
United States, November, 1905.
We search the world for truth; we cull
The good, the pure, the beautiful
From graven stone and written scroll,
From all old flower-fields of the soul;
And, weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from our quest,
To find that all the sages said
Is in the Book our mothers read.
-J. G. Whittier.
158 Ocean Drive
Try uts once.
October 16, 1931
CONDUCTED BY GRANDPA
"Sing a song of seasons
Something bright in all
Flowers in the springtime,
Fires in the fall!"
Many, many years ago, when I was a tiny
tot creeping around the house aimlessly,
with no purpose in life except to eat, drink,
play, and sleep, I would be inspired by one
particular scene. This was the lighting of
the Sabbath candles by mother on Friday
before sundown. I could not remove my
gaze from those merry twinkling lights.
They seemed to send a thrill of pride
through my frame. I would stand there
motionless, hynotized by the holy flames,
till the last one (there were four alto-
gether) flickered bravely for a moment
I regarded my mother in those days as
an angel with beautiful white wings. The
home was a paradise; everything seemed
full of loving peace . Since then, my
dear mother left this earth and ascended
You, my dear children, who still have
fathers and mothers, should demand that
mother light the candles every Friday in
the twilight, and just gaze into those magic
flames and you will get that same spiritual
thrill as Grandpa did way back in the good
For, my children, the Sabbath lights spell
blessing, harmony, peace, and love. They
fill the home with the spirit of God, with
divinity, and with Heavenly sweetness.
This evening at about six o'clock, don't for-
get to remind mother to kindle the Sab-
She cannot refuse.
Till next week Grandpa bids all his
grandchildren-A Guten Shabbos.
Beth Jacob Sisterhood
Th general meeting of the sisterhood
was held Monday evening, October 12, at
the synagogue. Present: Mrs. Barney
Weinkle, president, Mrs. Jacob Caplan,
vice-president, Mrs. Frances Berner, sec-
retary, Mrs. Sam Blank, treasurer, Mrs.
Rebecca Yunes, chairwoman house com-
mittee, Mrs. Albert, Mrs. Mintzer, Mrs.
Abramovitz, Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Reiman. A
general report was tendered by both the
secretary and the treasurer, after which
plans were discussed, to inmke a drive for
more members. All ladies present' pledged
their wordto assist the membership com-
mittee. Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod addressed
the meeting and suggested that an affair
of educational and recreational interest be
held some time in December to assist the
Talmud Torah and other religious insti-
tutions of the synagogue. After a pro-
longed discussion, it was finally decided to
arrange a grand Chanukah program'to be
held Sunday, December 13 at the syna-
gogue. This program will include the fol-
lowing features: play in three acts to
be presented by students of the Bible class,
musical selections, vocal selections by prom-
inent local talent, and a cold plate to be
served by the sisterhood after the perfor-
mance. Full details of this affair will be
announced in due course in these columns.
It was further decided that refreshments
be served by the sisterhood to the pupils
of the Sunday school and the members of
the Bible class at their regular meetings.
Mrs. Rebecca Yunes, president of the
Ladies Auxilliary of the Free Burial So-
ciety (Chesed Shel Emmes) appeals through
these columns to all ladies of Miami Beach
to assist her in her all-important work of
raising funds for the society. A store has
been opened at 402 N. W. Third Street,
Miami, and rummage sales take place four
times a week as follows: Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday, open all day; Saturday eve-
nings after 6:00 p. m. The store is now
under entirely new management. Your
contributions to these sales will be greatly
appreciated. Parcels may be sent to Mrs.
Yunes, lona Apartments, 619 Meridian
Avenue, Mrs. J. Caplan, Collins Avenue, or
to Mr. Max Feit, 420 Jefferson Avenue.
The president wishes to thank all ladies
who have so generously contributed par-
gels during the past week.
KNOWLEDGE OF HEBREW ALSO
ASKED FOR POLICE PROMOTION
JERUSALEM, Oct. 8.-The British Po-
ilice Department in Palestine today in-
formed the correspondent of the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that knowledge of He-
brew is among the language requirements
for promotion and increment, for British
Reference to the Hebrew requirement
was omitted from the new regulations pub-
lished yesterday by error, it was explained.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspon-
dent was shown an official copy of the
order which specifically mentions Arabic,
Hebrew and English.
Peace of Mind and Happiness
Peace of mind is the foundation of real
happiness; and this peace is the fruit of
duty perfectly fulfilled, of moderation in
desire, of blessed hope, of pure affections.
Nothing lofty, nothing good, is done on
earth save at the cost of suffering and self-
abnegation and the sacrifice alone is fruit-
I call your attention to several important
things which are necessary qualifications
for the successful young man. He must
be honest, and he must be moral, and he
must be sober.-Andrew Carnegie.
October .16, 1931