Published weekly in the interests of Miami Beach Jewry
Vol. 1. No. 8. Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, November 20, 1931 Price 5 Cents
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Office of Publication: 710 Jefferson Avenue,
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RABBI LAZARUS AXELROD
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A Convention of Rabbis
TWO heads are better than one.
The wisdom of this statement has
been realized from time immemorial.
A jury composed of more than ten
clear headed and logical persons is
better able to cope with an intricate
question of jurisprudence than any
one man. The ancient Sanhedrin
went a step further and introduced
seventy-one learned elders of the
community to represent an official
court. Our sages of blessed memory
also advocated the necessity for
Pilpul Chaverim, Talmudic discussion
between two or more students.
Argumentation and debate throw
light on the obscure and baffling
subject. In this present era of
unions, societies, clubs and associa-
tions, practically every individual, be
he laborer, clerk, banker, dentist, or
tailor is affiliated with his respective
union, feeling thereby a sense of safe-
ty and protection, devoutly believing
in those two time-old maxims: "Safe-
ty in numbers," and "In unity there
The state of Florida may require
individual tactics and maneuvers
wherewith to uphold and strengthen
the religious spirit of the Jew. A con-
vention of all Jewish spiritual leaders
of this state would introduce a- new
note of enthusiasm, and inspire both
the leaders and their congregations to
greater efforts. The exchanging
of ideas would tend to quicken the
somewhat indifferent spirit of the
small Southern Jewish communities.
Original features and innovations
should be introduced into the existing
scheme of Judaism, thereby re-ani-
mating the Jewish spirit, and yet by
no means losing its individual color-
ing. By combining energy, thought,
originality and enterprise, the various
rabbis of Florida could organize a
union which would greatly improve
the present religious and spiritual
status of Florida Jewry, "Pilpul
unaverim. e are all naverim
in the holy work of stimulating and
reviving the parched spirit of relig-
ion. Let there be a little more Pilpul,
a little more unity, and a little more
friendly and therefore healthy rival-
ry. "United we stand."
Congregation Beth Jacob
311 Washington Ave.
"How Goodly Are Thy Tents, 0 Jacob."
Services begin this evening at 6 o'clock.
Late services at 8:30 p. m. Cantor Boris
Schlachman will conduct the congregational
singing. Responsive readings in English
and a lecture by Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod,
subject, "The Conquest of Fear."
Saturday morning, services begin at 9
o'clock. Cantor Schlachman will conduct the
services, and Rabbi Axelrod will hold a dis-
course on the portion of the week in Yid-
dish. Subject: "Jacob's Dream."
Minchah services at 5:00 p. m., after
which. Shalosh Seudoth will be served.
Sabbath melodies and short talks on the
Parsho will be included at this traditional
Three Rabbis Meet
Rabbi Axelrod visited Rabbi Carl Her-
man and Rabbi Kleinfeld of West Palm
Beach Wednesday afternoon. The purpose
of this visit was to make arrangements for
a convention of all Jewish spiritual leaders
of Florida to be held in Miami Beach dur-
ing the month of February, 1932. Rabbi
Herman and Rabbi Kleinfeld have kindly
consented to participate in this convention
and will also use their influence in bring-
ing the various rabbis of Florida together.
Full details of this convention will appear
in these columns in due course.
Rabbi Kleinfeld will occupy the pulpit of
Beth Jacob Congregation on Friday eve-
ning, November 27, at 8:30 o'clock, at which
time Rabbi Axelrod will speak in the Beth
El Temple in West Palm Beach, of which
Rabbi Kleinfeld is the spiritual leader.
"Fear God, as much as you fear man,"
said Jochanan ben Zakkai. "Not more?"
asked his pupils in surprise. "If you would
but fear Him as much!" said the dying
Hebrew Friendly Inn s
The official house-opening of the Hebrew
Friendly Inn Society of Greater Miami
was held Wednesday evening, November 18
at the new home, situated at 425 S. W. Sec-
ond street, Miami. This affair was well
attended. Over one hundred guests taking
part in the buffet lunch. Mr. I. L. Mint-i-
the newly elected president of the society
presided. Speeches were made by Mr.
Jacob Becker, chairman of the board, Mr.
Robert Levine of New York City, Mrs. Is-
idor Cohen, Mrs. Rebecca Yunes, Mr. Ben
Axelroad, prominent attorney of Miami,
who was recently appointed member of the
executive board of the Jackson Memorial
Hospital, and Mr. Isidor Cohen. Can-
tors Louis Heiman of Congregation Beth
David, Nathan Wroobel of the Jewish Or-
thodox Congregation and Boris Schlach-
man of the Beth Jacob Congregation enter-
tained by singing popular Jewish melodies.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Moe have been appointed
to superintend the housekeeping depart-
The Hebrew Friendly Inn, an organiza-
tion recently organized in Greater Miami,
announces the opening of the new home,
called the "Hebrew Friendly Inn," where
food and shelter will be provided without
question to the needy of the Jewish faith.
Following the example of the old patri-
arch, Abraham, no questions will be asked
and all possible help either in finding em-
ployment or returning to their homes and
temporary lodging and food afforded to all
that may be in need.
The organization has recognized the
emergency situation and has leased a large
home at 452 S. W. Second street.
Heading the organization are many of
the business and professional men of the
city, the chairman of the board being Mr.
Jacob Becker of Toronto, Canada, and Mi-
ami Beach, Florida, and the entire organi-
zation was perfected at a recent meeting
with I. L. Mintzer, president; W. L. Will-
iams, first vice president; L. Abrams, sec-
ond vice president, Benjamin Fleeman,
treasurer; Louis Heiman, secretary; and
board of directors consists of: E. Gordon,
H. M. Drevich, W. Cohen, Manuel Rippa,
M. H. Nissenbaum, Harry Seitlin, Harry
I. Lipton, Baron de Hirsch Meyer, A. Le-
A committee has been elected to be in
charge of the house headed by Mrs. Rebec-
ca Yunis and Mesdames Isidor Cohen, L.
Weinkle, William Freidman, J. Engler,
Louis Brown, Manuel Rippa, S. Schwartz,
A. Kotkin, who have contributed all of the
food for the opening for the dinner.
THE JACOBEANNovember 20, 1931
WHO IS MY
Extracts from "The Wonder of Life"
BY RABBI JOEL BLAU
This is the service I expect from my friend.
and he from me. So much in us would re-
main inarticulate, scarce-defined in the
vague nebulae of our soul-life, but for the
chance of communing with a kindred spirit.
I hold converse with him whom I call
friend, and suddenly, all the fullness with-
in me overbrims the borders of my own life,
to flow toward and into his bosom, just
as the snows of winter, when thawed by
the touch of springtime, rush down into
the valley to swell the currents of the riv-
er below. In these moments of sudden
overflow, I wonder whence these undreamt-
of-riches-these thoughts, these words, that
bubble on my lips? And can it be that
the answer to my query is-You?
Is it true that you hold the key to the
secret treasury of my heart? These riches
have always lain within me, but frozen and
congealed-a vague yet oppressive burden
upon the soul. Now, the light of another
life has shown upon them, penetrating
through the outward wrappings into their
deepest hiding place, and it was thus that
the prolonged concealment and congealment
yielded to the generous fire of a radiant
companion soul. Henceforth, I will know
myself better, for having spoken to my
friend. For as I spoke, spirit met spirit;
and in that great meeting the light of God
flashed up and all things dark were re-
Our meeting, and consequent recognition,
were not because of any likeness between us.
It is not true that genuine friendships are
based on likeness, on being "of a feather."
A more enduring basis for friendship is
furnished by unlikeness. You are my
friend if you can tolerate my unlikeness to
you. Tolerate? More than that: if you can
love my unlikeness. More than that: if you
recognize in my unlikeness a complement
to yourself, and, therefore, an aid to any
honest attempt of yours at self-knowledge.
You are my friend, not because I compla-
cently reflect your features, even as you
mirror mine, but because I insist on show-
ing you naught but what is Me, and on be-
ing shown naught but what is You.
In sum, the Scriptural definition of
friendship seems to stand in need of just
a slight emendation. You are my friend,
not because you are as my soul, but be-
cause you, being different, are as my other
soul-my alter ego. I really have two
souls: my own and my friend's. Two souls
that by reason of their difference shed
light upon one another, so that each may
know itself better beneath the radiance of
the other Two souls that, helping each
other in self-understanding, enhance there-
by each other's being. Two sou
tually slough off the jarring sen
existence, pierce and well-nigh
obtruding screen of sense, and
selves to be souls-indestructible
unassailable. Who is my friend
whose presence I know myself
mere body but a soul-a deathless
ing to other luminaries across tl
OCEAN VIEW INN
The well known hotel and Kos
Room, Ocean View Inn, situated
Drive at Second street, has be
remodeled and will hold the gra
on or before December 1. In adC
splendid dining room service,
long since been recognized as
finest in Miami Beach, the foil
features render this hotel a ple;
to spend the winter season.
and well appointed lobby, elabo
nished, overlooking the sea; wel
bedrooms, newly decorated, wi
bath, commanding a clear view o:
Music at all times and efficii
throughout complete the attrac
this popular hotel. The dining
be under the supervision of the
Kashruth committee, thus insur:
Is that mu- Kashruth Committee Meets Again
se of bodily An important meeting of the V'aad Ha-
destroy the kashruth was held Sunday afternoon, No-
feel them- vember 15, at the Synagogue. Mr. Jacob
,immortal, Becker was elected president, Mr. Ben
id? He in Fleeman, treasurer, and Mr. Max Feit,
to be not a secretary. A discussion followed in which
ss star call- all members of the committee voiced their
he defeated opinions on the kashruth question. Plans
for suitable inspectors to be appointed were
also discussed. As we go to press another
meeting of the committee is being held at
)PENING the home of Mr. I. L. Mintzer, 903 Jeffer-
son avenue. Full details of this meeting
New At- will appear in next week's issue.
The William Penn Hotel, situated on
her Dining Washington avenue at Seventh street, is
1 on Ocean now open to the public. The dining room
en entirely will be open on December first. This hotel
nd opening has earned quite a reputation on the Beach
lition to its as a place of refinement and quietude.
which has Efficient service and courtesy form a fea-
one of the ture of this popular hotel which has been
owing new well patronized in the past by those tour-
asant place ists who seek that atmosphere of luxury
A spacious plus ease and comfort.
I ventilated The Acorn
ith private A rabbi was once passing through a field
f the ocean. where he saw a very old man planting an
ent service oak-tree. "Why are you planting that
tiveness of tree?" said he. "You surely do not expect
room will to live long enough to see the acorn grow-
Beth Jacob ing up into an oak tree?"
ing strictly "Ah," replied the old man, "my ancestors
planted trees not for themselves, but for
us, in order that we might enjoy their
shade or their fruit. I am doing likewise
for those who will come after me."
High Class Hand
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131 Seventh St. Phone 5-1515
Is local representative on Miami
Beach for the
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which are under supervision of the
Railroad Commission, is bonded, and
handle shipments of any kind and size
including pianos, furniture, etc.,, be-
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November 20, 1931
NAUenmhar 20 1931
Mr. and Mrs. Mattson arrived from New
York City Saturday last and will spend the
winter at the Marevista Apts.
Mr. J. Albert, of the Sun Ray and Au-
gusta Apts., was re-united with his brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Albert who arrived Tuesday last from New
York City. Although only fifteen hundred
miles separated them, Mr. Albert and his
brother had not met in sixteen years.
A most enjoyable party was given at the
Thaler home, 327 Washington avenue, last
Friday evening. Bridge was played and de-
licious refreshments were served. Those
present included: the Misses Ronnie, Bever-
ly and Paula Thaler, Ruth Davidson, Lottie
Fidlow, Lillian Melsher and Messrs. Charles
Melsher, Henry Weiner, Erwin Rose, Jack
Krunin, Al Segal, Bert Bernstein, and Irv-
Mrs. M. Levin arrived Saturday from
Troy, New York, with her son and grand-
child. She will spend the winter at the Sun
Mr. Samuel L. Gerson of Wilmington,
Del., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Gerson, of 1301 Collins avenue. Mr.
Gerson arrived last Sunday and will spend
but a short time in Miami Beach.
Miss Rose Mary Gerson was the guest
soloist at a benefit supper for the Jewish
Welfare Bureau held at Kaplan Hall, Sun-
day, November 15.
Mr. Emanuel Silverman of New Rochelle,
N. Y., arrived by motor in Miami Beach
Thursday afternoon to visit with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. B .Silverman of the
Ocean View Inn, 158 Ocean drive. Mr. Sil-
verman will spend a few weeks in Miami
Mr. Murray Zwang entertained a group
of friends informally last Friday evening
at the Sea Breeze Hotel. Dancing and re-
freshments constituted a most enjoyable
evening. The guests present were: the
Misses Lee Kasanof, Jeannette Haberfeld,
Sylvia Chauncey, and Messrs. Murray
Zwang, Milton Weiner and Charles Young.
Among recent arrivals at the William
Penn Hotel are Madame Lee Glover of New
York City, Mr. B. Coopersmith of New York
City, and Mrs. Cohen and family of Chi-
cago, Ill. All parties will spend the winter
at the William Penn Hotel.
Rose Mary Gerson, well-known for her
musical talent, will render vocal selections
next Sunday evening at the Miami Beach
*. 4: *
Mr. Murray Zwang, Mr. Joseph Gordon
and Mr. Sol Stone, after spending an en-
joyable week at the Seabreeze Hotel, left
for New York City on business Tuesday
afternoon by boat. Mr. Zwang is expected
back in Miami Beach the early part of next
Mrs. L. Fisher, and niece, Lottie Fidlow,
recently arrived in Miami Beach from New
York City. They will spend the winter at
218 Jefferson avenue.
Mrs. A. Whiteman, of Savannah, Ga.,
daughter of Mrs. F. J. Berner, is in the Vic-
toria Hospital recovering from a serious
illness. Mrs. Whiteman would be happy to
see her friends.
Mr. Nat Pearlman and Mr. Marcy Elson,
prominent business men of New York City,
arrived in Miami Beach Monday and will
spend the next few weeks at the Seabreeze
Hotel. The gentlemen extend an invitation
to all friends and acquaintances to visit
them at the hotel.
Mrs. Orenstein and son Gilford, of New-
ark, N. J., arrived by motor in Miami Beach
last Thursday, and will spend the winter
with their relatives, Mrs. E. Wolfe' and
daughter, 136 Washington avenue. Mr.
Orenstein who is well-known in Miami and
Miami Beach younger social circles, is the
president of the Friendship League.
The Wing and Wig Club, a dramatic or-
ganization of Miami University, have
pledged the following Jewish students for
membership: Millicent Rubin, Frances
Kane, and Milton Friedman. The purpose
of this club is to assemble those most inter-
ested and outstanding in dramatics.
Among the Jewish students of Miami
University participating in the plays that
the dramatic classes of the school pre-
sented Wednesday evening, October 18, are:
Milton Friedman, Bea Silver and Mildred
Mr. Jack Sohn of New York City, who
spent an enjoyable time for the past four
weeks as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Abramovitz at their home on 720 Second
Prayer of Thanksgiving.-.......
De Heabenly Choir --- .........
street, will leave by boat for New York City
next Tuesday afternoon, December 1.
Junior Hadassah Sponsors Dance
The Junior Hadassah of Miami is spon-
soring a Turkey Trot dance at the Masonic
Temple, N. W. Third street and North
River Drive. Many tickets have been sold
and this affair promises to be well attended.
Price of admission is $1.00. Tickets may
still be obtained by applying to Miss Sylvia
Chauncey, at the Boston Dry Goods Store,
440 Collins avenue, or from Miss Betty
Woolfe at the Floridian Valet,Washington
avenue at Fifth street.
Successful Recital by Mildred
Over 150 people represented an apprecia-
tive audience at the recital given by Miss
Mildred Greenberg, member of the Univer-
sity of Miami's Junior Symphony Orches-
tra, and pupil of Mrs. Hannah Asher, as-
sisted by Leonard Rose on the 'cello and
Louis Ely, violinist, at the home of Henry
Salem Hubbell, Miami Beach, Sunday af-
ternoon, November 15th. Among the num-
erous selections offered, the following were
brilliantly rendered: "The Fountain" by
Razel and "The Liszt Etude." Solos by
Leonard Rose and Louis Ely were enthusi-
astically applauded by the audience as well
as the Trio by Foot. Proceeds of this con-
cert will be used for the furtherance of the
musical education of Miss Greenberg who
has been recognized by artists of note as
one of Miami's most promising younger
The Mana-Zucca music club presented
its 140th program at the Civic Theater
Tuesday afternoon, November 17th. The
program consisted of the following selec-
1. The Sea Hath Its Pearls ----.-- Pinsuti
Recessional ..- ......- ------- -- DeKoven
SSolo by Erling Ayars
Adelaide Rittenhouse, Director
Eleanor Clark Linton, Accompanist
2. Concert for violin -..........- Vieuxtemps
First movement D minor
Eleanor Clark Linton at piano
3. God touched the Rose ......--------Brown
The Lamplit Hour ..---- ---------Penn
By the Women Choristers
4. Mexxo-Contralto Solos
Where My Caravan Has Rested ..- Lohr
Vale ------~.-..-........-. ----- Russesl
I Love Life ...---....- ----.- ---. Mana-Zucca
Frances Tarboux at piano
5. Address .....----------- --- William Beyer
6. In God We Trust -.....-.---- .. ..Mana-Zucca
Nn~rPmhPr nn la~l
THE JACOBEAN November 20, 1931
Y. M. C. Wins 28 to 19
By MURRAY B. GROSSMAN
A MOS AND ANDY have their "off
(lays"; occasionally, the leaders in big
leagues go stale; a fine voice sometimes
loses its quality-and for a while it looked
as if the Young Men's Club basketballers
were having an "off night." When the first
half of the game last Thursday night was
over, the White Temple five were leading
14 to 6.
The boys were playing hard but were
being shown up in a way that reminds me
ot a story I once heard. It seems that a
castle was being beseiged. The leader of
the attack called his captains together and
asked them how they were progressing.
We are only one thousand yards away from
the walls and every one of our guns is
shooting as rapidly as it can be reloaded,
they informed him. Fools, he thundered,
the guns shoot only five hundred yards.
Save your ammunition until you are within
Thus was the story of the first half.
The Jewish boys were shooting the ball as
quickly as they laid hands on it. Ball
games are not won that way.
The second half found the Y. M. C. of-
fering a new lineup, and a new way of play-
ing. In an amazingly short period, during
which the boys showed a brand of unde-
niable offensive, they rolled up eighteen
points to their opponents' one. The pass-
ing was superb. Time and again they ran
the ball down to the basket and looped it
in for mounting points. The team work
was excellent and whatever was lacking in
the first half and found in the second, is
what will continue winning games. The fi-
nal score was 28 to 19. This is the second
game won for the Y. M. C. Games are
played every Monday and Thursday eve-
nings. Admission price, 25c.
I. Hirsch, c .
E. Weinkle, f
I. Schwartz, f
R. Grossman, f
S. Barsky, g
A. Grossman, g
H. Katz, g --
A. Cohen, g -.-
The Young Men's Club gained the lead
in the Y. M. C. A. Basketball League Mon-
(lay evening when they defeated the River-
side Methodists 36 to 13. This is the third
consecutive game they have won.
Holding a comfortable lead at the end of
the first half, the second team went in the
game, Semour Cohen and Louis Rosen, for-
wards; and Herbert Katz and Arnold Coh-
en, as guards. This substitute group carried
on the good work and when the first team
came in after a rest the fireworks went off
Only a team with marked accuracy of
shooting, with fast footwork and clever
passing, could roll up the number of points
the Jewish lads did. It was thrilling to see
Sol Barsky and Al Grossman break through
and pass the ball to Ernie Weinkle, Ralph
Grossman, or Irving Hirsch, to have the
latter loop the ball for basket after basket.
Ralph Grossman led his teammates in scor-
ing with 14 points. Monday evening the
Young Men's Club will be en masse to see
their team in action. Ladies are invited.
The game will be held at 7:30 p. m.
The Coconut Grove Diamond Ball team,
composed solely of Jewish boys, are having
a very successful season so far. Last week
they won two games with a score of 7-3 and
14-5. They are now tied for second place
in the league.
A girls' basketball team is being formed
and all interested are urged to communi-
cate with Paula Thaler. Practice games are
held at Flamingo Park every Thursday eve-
ning at 8:00. Thus far the girls who are
trying out for the team are: Paula Thaler,
Jeannette Hohberger, Ronnie Thaler, Ruth
Davidson and Lottie Fidlow.
On Sunday, November 29, 10 a. m.
at Flamingo Park, the A. Z. A. Club of
Miami will play the Beth Jacob Diamond
Ball team. Although the A. Z. A. boys out-
class our boys in height and age, the Bible
Class team, under the efficient coachman-
ship of Al Grossman, expect to give their
opponents a stiff game and win their way
to victory. Most of the boys have played
Diamond ball on champion school teams.
Those participating in the next game are
Norman Thaler, Murray Mantell, Bernard
Frank, Eugene Weiss, Dennis Quittner,
Herbert Glickman, Max Gaynor, Frank
Glickman and Norman Schwartz.
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November 20, 1931
November 20, 1931 THE JACOBEAN
In Lighter Vein
An orthodox rabbi of a small New Jersey
town secured a position in an East Side
synagogue in New York, and he naturally
took up his living-quarters on the East
It was an extremely severe winter when
the minister first settled in New York, and
the "rebbitzin" found great difficulty in
obtaining a "goy" to make the stove fire on
Saturday. "Goyim" seemed to be an un-
known species in that section of New York
City. Nor could her neighbors make any
recommendations. It seems that they could
perform that little task on Saturday with-
out invoking the aid of other nationalities.
For many weeks the rabbi's household
spent the holy day in a frigid condition.
Then, as if by an act of Providence, the
minister's wife came across a dark-com-
plexioned, bright-eyed little fellow, whose
name was Johnny. He might have been
either Italian or Syrian or Spanish-it was
nobody's business. The fact that really
counted was that he undertook to warm up
the ecclesiastic's home every Saturday for
the generous sum of one nickel, to be paid
in full every Saturday night after "hav-
dolah," at the official conclusion of the
For three consecutive months the young-
ster performed his task, and collected his
remuneration with clock-like regularity.
Then, one Saturday, he failed to appear.
That caused deep concern and grave spec-
ulation in the rabbi's house. Surely some
evil must have befallen the poor boy.
The next Saturday, Johnny breezed into
his patron's home, all wreathed in smiles.
He wore a new suit, a new cap, and new
shoes. Ostentatiously, he displayed a watch
and chain and a gold stick-pin with the
"magen-David" engraved on it.
"Hello, Johnny," exclaimed the members
of the ecclesiastic's family, with joy.
"Where have you been last week? And
say, you look like a regular sport? What
happened to you?"
"Why, I was 'bar mitzvah' (confirmed)
last week," replied Johnny with pride, "and
I had to go to 'shull' to read the 'Hafto-
Choosing the Right Vocation
"WT HEN I was a child," said a Jewish
Shoemaker, "my parents disagreed as
to what would be the proper vocation for
me. Father wanted me to be a shoemaker;
mother wished me to follow the pursuit of
a tailor. And let me tell you, I am mighty
glad father had his way. Had I been a tail-
or, I should have starved to death long
ago. Here is proof:
"I've been on this very block for the last
twenty years, making and repairing shoes,
Sand not once during that long period did a
single person request me to make a gar-
ment. That goes to show that the tailoring
business is on the blink."
The Saloon-Keeper's Revelation
The proprietor of a wine-cellar was seri-
ously ill. His end seemed near, and he
called his offspring to his bed to say a few
words to them before he departed from this
"My children," said the dying man,
mournfully, "I have kept a wine-cellar all
my life. Now I am passing away, and you
will be successors to the business. There-
fore, I wish to tell you a thing or two
about it. During my lifetime you always
saw me pouring water into the wine-bar-
rels. Surely you imagine that wine is made
solely of water. Now I want to tell you a
secret-that to make wine you must use
Miami Beach Kosher Market
Open for Business
The Miami Beach Kosher Market, under
the able management of Messrs. Guttman
and Baida, opened its doors to the public
last Tuesday. Spotlessly clean, newly
painted, with sanitary arrangements for the
cold storage of meats in an up-to-date fri-
gidaire, this store will inspire confidence in
its many customers.
The store stands under the supervision
of the Beth Jacob Kashruth committee,
with the rabbi at its head. All meats pur-
chased here may be depended upon for be-
ing strictly Kosher. An attractive assort-
ment of choice Kosher Western meats is
being offered at reasonable prices. The
management invites your inspection and
solicits your orders which will be promptly
and efficiently filled.
We Call and Deliver
COURTEOUS SERVICE AT
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Hat Cleaning and Blocking
511 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach Fla.
320 Collins Ave.
Specializing in strictly
Meats and Delicatessen
(With apologies to Charles Dickens)
Merely Curious to Know
What happened to the seven of diamonds
Friday night? Ask Ruth!
How Mildred's date turned out Monday
What Jeannette was doing in a Graham-
Paige Friday evening?
What Bert was doing in his bathing suit
on Flagler street?
What Beverly had in the back of her hat
Why George received the cold shoulder
Why Sylvia was left flat Monday after-
What two certain young ladies were do-
ing in a young man's room at the Seabreeze
Where Lottie went Sunday and what
If .Herb will ever change his mind about
If it's redheads now, Jimmy?
How Murray felt when the boat pulled
out-without a certain blonde?
How Jackie attracts so many women, and
is it his personality?
If Ronnie made a good donkey?
Why L. A. and Jackie went to Palm
Beach Tuesday night?
S to Boats or Trains
131 Seventh St. Phone 5-1515
November 20, 1931
Beth Jacob Student Bible Class
The rehearsal of the Chanukah play
which was held Wednesday evening, 8:00
o'clock at the synagogue was very satis-
factory, according to a statement made by
Miss Malvina Weiss. Jack Nissenbaum was
selected to take the part of Nicander, a
Syrian general, while Joseph Baum will act
as the Syrian messenger. The usual lesson
was given by Rabbi Axelrod when he dis-
cussed the origin of Chanukah, and evolu-
tion and its relation to the story of the cre-
ation as told in the Bible. A business meet-
ing was held under the direction of Lewis
Berner, president. Plans were discussed
for the accumulation of books to be added
to the library. Miss Weiss has kindly con-
sented to donate over 20 books to the pres-
ent collection. Next week a debate will be
held, subject: Resolved: that the knowledge
of the Bible does not oppose science. Mil-
ton Gaynor and Sophie Besvinick will speak
for the affirmative, while Shirley Anis and
Rae Capland will uphold the negative.
506-7 First National
I received a copy of "The Jacobean", a
Jewish weekly published by you, which I
While I do not always agree with every-
thing you say, I do think your editorial
entitled "Depression" contains a wonderful
sermon and proves your scholarly ability.
We have had so many suicides among the
rich Jewish men since the boom days, that
I think your remarks, "Suicide is usually
attributed to cowardice and fear" was very
appropriate and timely.
One of the great faults with religious
congregations is that they have departed
from the old traditions of Jewry, and the
students and scholars are now relegated
into the background; while men who have
commercial instincts and who have accumu-
lated great wealth pose as authorities on
the "Torah" and as a matter of fact they
do not know what is in it. They have for-
gotten that the Biblical stories of the Old
Testament covers every walk of life, and
that the Bible was prepared by students.
If my friend the late David Afremow,
presumably a great religious leader, or Mr.
Reisman, who built the Venetian Hotel, had
known the old literature and obeyed the in-
spired words of Moses, not to worship the
golden calf, they would be living today, and
might realize that D'Israeli's grandfather
made and lost three fortunes through the
vicissitudes of business, and then amassed
a great fortune after he was seventy years
However, one cannot expect those who
devote their lives entirely to the pursuit of
money to know this.
(Signed) Yours & Co.,
The bridge party sponsored by the Beth
Jacob Sisterhood which was given Wed-
nesday afternoon at the Leonard Hotel,
Ocean Drive, was unusually well attended.
Eighteen table prizess were awarded. Mrs.
Harry Weinberg won the raffle, the prize
being a musical powder-box. Hostesses
were Mrs. Reiman and Mrs. S. Blank, as-
sisted by Mrs. Berner, Mrs. J. Caplan, Mrs.
L. Abrams, Mrs. Zintler, and Mrs. L.
Schwartz. Refreshments were attractively
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By MURRY B. GROSSMAN
"Ay da uchnem, ay da uchnem!"
THE man sang it softly-very softly.
When he reached the final note he
accentuated it with a heavy stamp of his
heels; then, as if that stamp commemor-
ated the ending of the words, he continued
the song in a monotonous repetition of an
He closed his eyes for a moment in order
to better visualize the fascinating panorama
which persisted in being, as if in collabora-
tion with the song. It was a most endear-
ing vision . .
He was in a large boat on the Volga. It
was night, and cold. The bright moon viv-
idly reflected a silvery path upon the dark
water and he, Yakob, was in the same mo-
notonous routine that he hummed the song,
manipulating the enormous oars, sending
the boat along the silvery path.
In the aft part of the boat lay a big cloth
sack bulging at the sides, appearing for all
the world as a well-filled, contented thing,
relaxed after a most generous feed.
Yakob mused as he joyously eyed the
apparition before him and its so lifelike
repetition reflected graphically in the calm
of the water.
In a half hour he would be sitting down
to his supper. After he had sucked out the
juice from the last bone, he would drain
the big samovar for its last glass of tea.
Then-then would come the happiest mo-
ment of the day.
He would open his cloth sack and one by
one would bring forth those rare treasures
gathered in his days business sojourn.
He smiled complacently as he conceived
the keen delight of Becka, his wife, as she
cried out with joy at each new piece of
finery pulled into view . .
"Ay da uchnem, ay da uchnem-click,
clack, click .
-What was this exotic noise interspersing
the lovely melody of his song? Why did
it persist in interrupting the beautiful mo-
notony of the fragrant chant?
Yakob stopped rowing, stopped musing,
stopped himself. Stopped was the "ay da
uchnem", stopped was the "click, clack. ."
In that moment everything had stopped
-everything but time. In that moment
twenty long years had elapsed.
Jacob suddenly remembered. Five or so
minutes ago he had entered the twenty-
story building, had ridden to the top floor,
had gone to the stairway, had commenced
that monotonous journey down-to end
when the last manufacturer had been vis-
Jacob looked down at the dilapidated
cloth sack in which he stuffed any rags
which he was fortunate enough to buy from
garment manufacturers. He pulled out a
big colored handkerchief and, applying it
to his nose, blew vigorously.
"Ay da uchnem, au da uchnem-click,
clack - -"
(August 3, 1492)
1. The Spanish noon is a blaze of azure
fire, and the dusty pilgrims crawl like an
endless serpent along treeless plains and
bleeched high-roads, through rock-split
ravines and castellated, cathedral-shadowed
2. The hoary patriarch, wrinkled as an
almond shell, bows painfully upon his staff.
The beautiful young mother, ivory-pale,
wellnigh swoons beneath her burden; in her
large enfolding arms nestles her sleeping
babe, round her knees flock her little ones
with bruised and bleeding feet. "Mother,
shall we soon be there?"
3. The halt, the blind, are amid the train.
Sturdy pack-horses laboriously drag the
tented wagons wherein lie the sick athirst
4. The panting mules are urged forward
by spur and goad; stuffed are the heavy
saddle-bags with the wreckage of ruined
5. Hark to the tinkling silver bells that
adorn the tenderly-carried silken scrolls.
6. Noble and abject, learned and simple,
illustrious and obscure, plod. side by side,
all brothers now, all merged in one routed
army of misfortune.
7. Woe to the straggler who falls by the
wayside! No friend shall close his eyes.
8. They leave behind the grape, the olive,
and the fig; the vines they planted, the corn
they sowed, the garden-cities of Andalusia
and Aragon, Estremadura and La Mancha,
of Granada and Castile; the altar, the
hearth, and the grave of their fathers.
9. The townsman spits at their garments,
the shepherd quits his flock, the peasant
his plow, to pelt with curses and stones;
the villager sets on their trail his yelping
10. Oh, the weary march! Oh, the up-
torn roots of home! Oh, the blankness of
the receding goal!
11. Listen to their lamentations. They
that ate dainty food are desolate in the
streets; they that were reared in scarlet
embrace dunghills. They flee away and
wander about. Men say among the nations,
They shall no more sojourn there; our end
is near, our days are full, our doom is come.
(Lam. 4. 5, 15, 18.)
12. Whither shall they turn? For the
West hath cast them out, and the East re-
fuseth to receive.-Emma Lazarus, 1883.
If the young tell thee, Build; and the old
tell thee, Destroy-follow the counsel of
the elders; for often the destruction of the
elders is construction, and the construction
of the young is destruction.
The cock and the owl both await the
daylight. "The light," says the cock,
"brings delight to me; but what are you
Giving is not the essential thing, but to
give with delicacy of feeling. Scripture
does not say, "Happy is he who giveth to
the poor," but, "Happy is he who wisely
considereth the poor." He who makes the
sorrowful rejoice will partake of life ever-
In Palestine it was considered a sign of
descent from a good family if any one first
broke off in a quarrel. The greatest of
heroes is he who turneth an enemy into a
As the ocean never freezes, so the gate
of repentance is never closed. The best
preacher is the heart, the best teacher time,
the best book the world, the best friend
at Seventh St.
OPEN DEC. 1st
Mr. Neil Home, Mgr.
November 20, 1931
8. THE JACOBEAN November 20, 1931
CONDUCTED BY GRANDPA
My Dear Grandohildren:
Many inany moons ago, as the Indians
say, when at school, I always wished that I
was of age, so that I could leave school and
be a "Big Man." This wish so occupied my
mind that I fully believe I neglected a good
part of my studies. I would dream and
dream of the great day when I could bid
farewell to the school and the books and
all the grind of school-life. Finally, when
I did leave school and sat at the head of
the table as guest of honor at a farewell
party, oh! how miserable I felt. I could
find no words to speak. They seemed to
stick in my throat. My heart was full. To
leave the school where I had spent the best
part of my life, to leave all my dear friends
who had stuck by me through thick and
thin, to leave.even the teachers who were,
I thought, my enemies, but discovered too
late were my nearest and dearest friends,
the thought was unbearable. I was amazed
at myself for this sudden change of atti-
tude. Now I can explain it. We never ap-
preciate anything till we have lost it. Now
I look back at my school days as on the
sweetest period of my life. You, my dear
children, who still start out for school in the
early morning with your books tucked away
under your arms, are really enjoying the
best part of your life. You can't grow
younger, only older and older, so while you
are still young rejoice in the fact that the
world is still yours. Yours for all the joy
of youth! Yours for all the sunshine and
Make the best of it while you are still
young. Rejoice, but remember that the
greatest pleasure of all lies in doing your
duty to yourself and your fellow man. Live
wisely, thoughtfully and normally, and you
will be happy to the end of your days. Take
it from Grandpa, he knows. Ah, well!
Some day you will be giving this grand-
fatherly advice to your own grandchildren.
Who knows? Another Chanukah story this
week. How do you like them? Write to
grandpa and let him know.
Till next week-a Guten Shabbos. Don't
forget the Shabbos candles.
In the Court of Antiochus
By ELMA ERLICH LEVINGER
THE morning-sun made great pools of
gold upon the marble floors of the
throne room of Antiochus, King of Syria.
The rays fell dazzlingly upon the great
golden bowls of red roses, their petals
dropping like blood upon the white stone,
upon the crimson draperies and the scarlet
velvet of the seat and the red and gold
vestments of the guards of the royal house.
While splendid in robes heavy with gold,
his jeweled circlet about his head, sat An-
tiochus, who had oppressed Israel and
sought to teach the faithful to forsake God.
At the right hand of Antiochus stood his
favorite captain, Elias, a tall, slight youth,
whose dark face quivered as he listened to
his master's words. His nervous fingers
played with the gold chain about his neck,
a late gift of the king to his favorite; it
sparkled with jewels, and jewels flashed
from the broad gold bands the king's fav-
orite wore upon his bare arms. Elias,
dressed like one of the royal household, ate
rare food and slept on a soft couch, his
severest labors being to attend the king
and humor his foolish fancies. While the
soldiers of Judas Maccabeus, poorly armed,
scantily clad and starving, crouched like
hunted beasts amid the mountains, threat-
ened with a shameful death for their re-
bellion against the tyrannous king.
Yet, for all his life of ease, Elias looked
strangely tortured; his eyes burned like
the eyes of a man with a fever; several
times he seemed about to speak, then fear-
fully turned his face from the king who,
he knew, would listen to no prayers for
mercy, even though his favorite spoke.
Before the throne seat, a guard on either
side, stood a very old man, his beard sweep-
ing the breast of his white robe, his hands
bound behind him. Elias knew him only too
well, for the piety and wisdom of Eleazar
had long been known throughout the city.
An honored teacher in Israel, the old man
now stood on trial for his life; before him
lay the choice of eating swine's flesh be-
fore the people or suffering a death of tor-
ment. Yet the eyes he turned upon the
king were steadfast, his voice firm when he
"How should I dishonor my gray head
and my revered parents and my teachers
who taught me the holy law, if thus I dis-
regard the commands of my religion, even
to do the will of the king?" His glance
shifted to Elias; but perhaps age had
dimmed his eyes and no recognition changed
their noble calm, although the young man
flushed and turned away from their steady
gaze. "I can die, 0 King, but I cannot taste
Something stronger than his own will
dragged Elias from his place to kneel be-
fore the king. "Oh, my lord," he cried,
"spare him, for he is an aged man and even
without your word death will find him
quickly. Let not cruel torments bring low
his head, so white with age, so honored be-
fore the people."
A crafty light burned in the king's rest-
less eyes. "Honored before the people!"
he muttered beneath his breath. Then he
turned graciously to his favorite. "For
love of you, my son, I will grant him
mercy." He addressed Eleazar, standing
silent and at ease between his guards.
"Again I hear that all men render you
honor for your wisdom and your piety," he
said smoothly. "Why should I earn more
hate from these rebellious Jews by slay-
ing an honored man like you for your re-
billion? So I will show you great mercy.
When you are brought out to the public
place where sacrifice is offered to the gods
of the Greeks, it will be proclaimed that
you have yielded to my will and that the
flesh of the sacrifice you eat is swine's
flesh. While instead of the flesh of the
swine you will eat the food you have pre-
pared with your own hands." He paused,
somehow divining a feeling of scorn be-
neath the old man's quiet bearing. "Will
you do this thing?" he asked sharply.
(To be continued)
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