FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT
WHAT THEY DO!
In these days when anti-Semitism is rife ard ;ramnnt, ,i';-
the dark clouds of oppression and persecution a.r- v;l3 al'- c
.erywhere that a Jew lives when tol:r,'.; i,:'nr.-- "-
its absence it behooves everyone, partic-lar ..
terested in Jewish life and prestige to zealon'-" i:-
word that is uttered, every sy lable iLht iz v\.:i!t: .....- '
too well have we time ac.d aga Ib'.. '" ".:.. r .:._
haru b'deevraycheni'!" (wise me-in a-1d th.ir v tri- ~.
We are indeed gra'ific:! b vo' r: v r r foi 0;-.
ters, (publication of uhich -c are v'i!iviol:iin; teli ;..::
munications and personal clld wec have reci.'cc' since la.:
y .. .. condemr-atcry in the extreme against i;h.--
itle for the unjust., unwarr'sntpd and unwise intru'o;; -,at
mmercial field of those who should know tettr. .
ree whole-heartedly with all of you whc proteGs artalc
se of membership lists cf Synagogues, ard other orr niz?
for business interests for the turning of that vih.i.
oly and spiritual into that which is not.
The Jewish Floridian sincerely subscribes to the f,.rncic'
statement of Voltaire "I may not agree with what you sa- bub
I will defend to the very last your right to say it." It ni l-st:;
to those who so often from theii points of vantage preach .lb
erty of thought, liberty of action'"- that they too subscribe to th:.
doctrine of tolerance, so characteristic of..real 'Judisit. The'
right of free spech, the right of FREE PRESS, has'" :~4, th ....
very bul.ark of lit:r.y; living and liberty practicing America.
The framers of our ccnstitutiou realized only too well what tho
lack of free speech and free pre-s would mean. Shall we men-
tior. that the ver- lirlt step of the totalitarian, liberty destroy-
ing, dictator :o'.iic oi i.: ma.n, Italy, Roumania was the adop-
,tion of a strict cersorshbi' and abolition of free speech and ,.rce
press. THE JEW1.3H ILORIDIAN WILL NEVER CONSEI.i
"0 .TY UE'Io..Hi,,P. .. ... NO SELFaRESPEC'"T_ .
.TOIF.EST NEWIF-AP.2- EVER WILL .
-: e Je.vish Flrii:&;,s. doas rot believe it is consecratede ac.&l
i.:iIcet'ore0i ca~.:. 1 r-, v,'. .o. .. ncue are infallible .
-.nr: hcshiiould b i-; r:;u.. to critici-m, be they laymen or c;
er. n e iol.;. tL 'greatest lawgiver of all, was not .
: si.. ...,- :S ".: .'-' tc ,l' c.ur numerous friends ..
Or c i -v. Thci, for they know not what they do." i 11