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Published weekly in the interests of Miami Beach Jewry

VOL. I. No. 6. Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, November 6, 1931 Price 5 Cents

Office of Publication: 710 Jefferson Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida.

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TWO WEEKS AGO, a well known
savings bank in Youngstown,
Ohio, closed its doors to its deposi-
tors, leaving hundreds ,of families
destitute and helpless. They contem-
plate the immediate future with a
sense of utter despair. In October,
1929, over one hundred suicide cases
were reported, the direct result of
the Wall Street crash. Depressed
and crushed beneath the weight of
the smashing blow, the. victim sought
the "easiest way out," and left behind
him a famiily bereft of its head, the
moral and financial pillar of the
household. Suicide is usually attri-
buted to cowardice and fear. Had
the victim been possessed of cour-
-age, belief and hope, that silver-plated
death-dealing revolver would have
been laid aside, and with shoulders
squared, the owner would have bat-
tled resolutely with that inside ene-
my-fear. The hundred or more sui-
cide cases were not the result of a
financial depression, but were direct-
ly traceable to the absence of impli-
cit faith in the Creator.
History repeats itself. Through
the ages, the Jew has steeled himself
to life with its inevitable vissicitudes.
Oppression of the body only tended
to strengthen his belief in God, and
to render his spirit the more stead-
fast, a veritable moral fortress, in-
vulnerable and invincible. The
world war found Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle an agnostic; it left him an
avowed believer. Fifteen years ago,
Mr. H. G. Well's religion was vague,
inchoate. As a direct consequence
of the war, he now believes in "God,
the Invisible King, the lover and help-
er of men, who will dry the tears of
men if they will only submit them-
selves to Him, acknowledging His

kingdom and joining with Him in
the task of establishing it on earth."
Banks are failing throughout the
country. A wave of depression
sweeps over us. By remaining loyal
and faithful to the creed of Judaism,
by trusting in the God of our fathers,
the Supreme Controller of the
Universe, we can weather the storm
and emerge unscathed when the tran-
quil calm of the sea ultimately sup-
plants these turbulent waves. Pros-
perity may make its dramatic en-
trance at any moment. An extra
dose of patience and perserverance
is all that is necessary to combat the
malady of depression. With a smile
on the lips and the spirit of song in
the heart, the diabolic presence of
gloomy dejection and melancholia
can be scared away. The synagogue
still offers comfort and consolation
to all who would seek the sweet tran-
quility of religion within its walls.
The Jew must resort to the Book of
Books for that peaceful and soothing
sensation of nearness to the Creator.
The depression has slain many; let
it not be said that it has killed our
Judaism too, destroyed something
fine in our selves, our power of self-
sacrifice for a sacred ideal, our power
to feel and to heed a great spiritual

The Book of Books
The Bible, what a book! Large and wide
as the world, based on the abysses of cre-
ation, and towering aloft into the blue se-
crets of heaven. Sunrise and sunset, prom-
ise and fulfillment, birth and death-the
whole drama of humanity-are contained
in this one book. It is the Book of Books.
The Jews may readily be consoled at the
loss of Jerusalem, and the Temple, and the
Ark of the Covenant, and all the crown
jewels of King Solomon. Such forfeiture
is as naught when weighed against the
Bible, the imperishable treasure that they
have saved. That one book is
to the Jews their country. Within the well-
fenced boundaries of that book they live
and have their being; they enjoy their in-
alienable citizenship, are strong to admira-
tion; thence none can dislodge them. Ab-
sorbed in the perusal of their sacred book
they little heeded the changes that were
wrought in the real world around them.
Nations rose and vanished, States flourished
and decayed, revolutions rages throughout
the earth-but they, the Jews, sat poring
over this book, unconscious of the wild
chase of time that rushed on above their
heads.-H. Heine, 1830.


Congregation Beth Jacob
311 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach

"How Goodly Are Thy Tents, 0 Jacob."
Services begin this evening at 6:00 p.
m. Late services at 8:30 p. m. Cantor
Boris Schlachman will conduct the con-
gregational singing. Responsive readings
in English, and a lecture by Rabbi Lazarus
Axelrod, subject: "The Spirit of the Jew."
Saturday morning, services begin at 9:00
a. m. Cantor Schlachman will conduct
the services, and Rabbi Axelrod will hold
a discourse on the portion of the week in
Yiddish, subject: "The Negative and Posi-
tive Precepts of the Torah."
Minchah service at 5:00 p. m., after
which Shalosh Seudoth will be served
through the courtesy of Mr. M. Abraham.
Sabbath melodies and short talks on the
SParsho will be included at this traditional

Beth Jacob Student Bible Class
The regular meeting of the Bible Class
was held Wednesday evening, 8:00 at the
Synagogue under the joint direction of
Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod and Miss Malvina
Weiss. The group was divided into two
classes, Miss Weiss taking charge of the
younger group and Rabbi Axelrod in charge
of those students over the age of sixteen.
A debate was held after the usual lesson,
subject: Resolved: that the Jew in Ameri-
ca has an advantage over the Jew in Pales-
tine. Participants in this debate were:
Affirmative, Grace Barrack and Jack Nis-
senbaum; negative, Marion Blank and Mar-
tin Wucher. This debate was carried on
under the chairmanship of Miss Weiss.
A vote on the part of the class
proved that the negative side was favored
by a large majority. The subject for next
week's debate is: Resolved: that the Jew
*of this generation is as religious as the
Jew of the past generation. Ruth Thaler
and Bernard Frank will uphold the affir-
mative while Florae Berman and Seymour
Miller will support the negative. Miss Syl-
via Chauncey was appointed as chairwoman
of the social committee. New members in-
clude Florae Berman, Ruth Davidson, Shir-
ley Anderson, Rae Capland, Eugene Weiss,
Murray Mantell, Annabelle Verner, and
Sol Dansky.

THE JACOBEAN November 6. 1931



Extracts from "The Wonder of Life"

W HO is my friend? Surely not the
chance acquaintance of yesterday, nor
the dancing partner of yesternight. He
alone is my friend who is as my own soul.
Have you followed my way through the
years, marked the spot where my tears
fell, or where my joy lit up the green gloom
of darkling valleys? Have you swallowed
the dust of my road, lifted up your eyes to
the same stars, and set your face toward
the same far horizon? Then, perhaps, you
are my friend. Perhaps-for time and
circumstance alone are no test of friend-
Passion oft kindles in a moment, at the
unexpected meeting of two eyes; but the
rapid pulse of desire may beat itself into in-
difference or worse. Common material in-
terests, perceived at a swift glance, may
create lasting associations based on sordid
gain; but this is no friendship, for friend-
ship cannot be bought at a price. Mutual
attractions of diverse sort may originate as
in a flash, may resemble friendship; but
they require the testing tube of time to.
show if no cooling process has set in. True
friendship alone is proof against time; it
grows as all great and beautiful things
grow with the growth of the years. It
grows in intensity, not in breadth, merely;
while meaner relationships may grow in
breadth, but lose in depth. Time, how-
ever, is not the decisive factor; men and
women may be roofed together their life
long, nay, they may be congenial to one an-
other in a mild way, yet never in any gen-
uine sense become friends. Is he my friend
who since his boyhood days has eaten with
me at the same board, or traded with me
in the same market?
Proverbial wisdom does not help much
in defining friendship. "A friend in need
is a friend indeed." This expresses only
a negative truth; namely, that fair-weather
friends are no friends at all. But not
everyone tendering sympathy and succor
to a human being in distress is a friend.
Friendship must not be confounded with
sympathy; for, although the latter is ever
the fruit of the former, it happens seldom
that friendship should grow on the branch
of sympathy. Sympathy is the result of
friendship and its by-product, but never in
itself a proof of friendship. Is he my
friend whose help I need, and who needs
my help? Or is he my friend who satifies
a higher need than any created -by fortui-
tous circumstances? A friend always will
be a friend in need, too. Rather say that
a friend is he who calls forth within me a
need, a hunger, which only he can satisfy.

Only he: for loves may be many, but friend-
ships are few.
Both need and satisfaction, in the case of
friendship, are unique and not readily du-
plicated. One distrusts that other piece of
proverbial wisdom: "Birds of a feather
flock together." Does this not suggest both
large numbers and cheap familiarity?
Birds of a feather do flock together, but
what they form is a club, clique or clan, or
something similarly trite; they do not form
friendships. Friends do not "flock." They
are not found in noisy droves. They are not
lost in a crowd, they shine out of a constel-
lation-each a world coherent by reason
of a gravitation all its own.
Will you be my friend? Meet me some-
where far away from the jostling crowds,
and when we are very silent I shall know
if you are my friend indeed. And when
we emerge from the spell of communicative
silence, then by your talk and mine we
shall surely know if we are destined to be-
come fast linked in friendship. If, as Em-
erson hints, "I can say to you what I can-
not first say to myself," and if you too are
in the same case, then we dare to call
each other by the dear name of friend.
(To be continued)

Beth Jacob Sisterhood
The regular meeting of the Beth Jacob
Sisterhood was held Monday evening, No-
vember 2nd, at the Synagogue. Mrs. Bar-
ney Weinkle presided. This meeting was
unusually well attended. It was decided
to give a bridge at the Leonard Hotel,
Ocean Drive, on Monday afternoon, No-
vember 17th, 2:30 p. m. The entire pro-
ceeds of this bridge will go towards the Tal-
mud Torah fund. An added attraction to
this affair will be the exhibition of Bezalel
wares made by hand in Palestine. These
articles include tapestries, bibles bound
in olive wood, Chanukah lamps made of
bronze, Sabbath loaf covers beautifully em-
broidered, photograph albums, cigarette
cases, ash trays, mezuzahs; etc. The pro-
ceeds of the sale of these wares will also go
toward the Talmud Torah fund. A number
of new members were admitted to the
Sisterhood at this meeting.
Mrs. Rebecca Yunes, president of the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Free Burial So-
ciety (Chesed Shel Emmes) appeals through
these colmuns 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-
cels during the past week.

Soldiers of Nicholas'
There was one thing the Gentiles might
do to no worse than burning or rending.
It was what was done to unprotected Jew-
ish children who fell into the hands of
priests or nuns. They might baptize me.
That would be worse than death by torture.
Every Jewish child had that feeling. There
were stories by the dozen of Jewish boys
who were kidnapped by the Czar's agents
and brought up in Gentile families till they
were old enough to enter the army, where
they served until forty years of age; and
all those years the priests tried, by bribes
and daily tortures, to force them to accept
baptism, but in vain. This was the time of
Nicholas I.
Some of these "soldiers of Nicholas," as
they were called, were taken as little boys
of seven or eight-snatched from their
mothers' laps. They were carried to dis-
tant villages, where their friends could
never trace them, and turned over to some
dirty, brutal peasant, who used them like
slaves, and kept them with the pigs. No
two were ever left together; and they were
given false names, so that they were en-
tirely cut off from their own world. And
then the lonely child was turned over to
the priests, and he was flogged and starved
and terrified-a little helpless boy who
cried for his mother; but still he refused
to be baptized. The priests promised him
good things to eat, fine clothes, and free-
dom from labor; but the boy turned away,
and said his prayers secretly-the Hebrew
As he grew older, severer tortures were
invented for him; still he refused baptism.
By this time he had forgotten his mother's
face, and of his prayers perhaps only the
"Shema" remained in his memory; but he
was a Jew, and nothing would make him
change. After he entered the army, he was
bribed with promises of the promotions and
honors. He remained a private, and en-
dured the cruelest discipline. When he was
discharged, at the age of forty, he was a
broken man, without a home ,without a clue
to his origin, and he spent the rest of his
life wandering among Jewish settlements,
searching for his family, hiding the scars
of torture under his rags, begging his way
from door to door.
There were men in our town whose faces
made you old in a minute. They had served
Nicholas I, and come back, unbaptized.
-Mary Antin, 1911.

Light In Darkness
When Adam saw for the first time the
sun go down, and an ever-deepening gloom
enfold creation, his mind was filled with
terror. God then took pity oft him, and en-
dowed him with the divine intuition to take
two stones-the name of one was Darkness
and the name of the other Shadow of
Death-and rub them against each other,
and so discover fire. Thereupon Adam
exclaimed with grateful joy: "Blessed be
the Creator of Light."-Talmud.


November 6. 1931

November 6. 1931 A O

of Sociallnterest

Mrs. Evelyn Raff, noted soloist of the
Temple Israel choir has kindly consented
to participate in the Chanukah program to
be presented by the students of the Beth
Jacob Bible Class, December 13. Miss
Frances Druckerman, who needs no intro-
duction to Miamians, will contribute sev-
eral piano solos and will accompany Miss
Rose Mary Gerson in a number of vocal
solos at this concert which promises to be
an outstanding event of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartz and son Irving left
'for the North on Wednesday and plan to
return to the Beach shortly.

Mrs. N. B. Granat returned Wednes-
day from a visit to New York and is stay-
ing at the St. David Court Apts.
The following students of the Ida M.
Fisher High school are members of the
staff of the Beach Breeze, official organ of
that institution: Sol Horowitz, Seymour
London, Ethel Mintzer, Norman Richards
and Edna Reiman.

Morris Levin, proprietor of the Sea
Breeze Hotel, returned last Friday to the
Beach with Mrs. Levin and son, after
spending the summer in South Fallsburg,
Catskill Mountains. Mr. Levin is planning
to reopen the Sea Breeze Hotel in the near
future. Announcement of this will appear
in these columns in due course.
Mr. I. Markovitz has returned to the
Beach from Lakewood, N. J. Mr. Marko-
vitz, who is the proprietor of the Marquette
Hotel in Lakewood, is' staying temporarily
at the Fernwood apartments.
Mr. Irwin Rose arrived Monday in Miami
Beach from Cleveland, Ohio, and will spend
the winter season here. He is staying at
837 Meridian avenue.
Moescha Rosenberg returned last Friday
to the Beach from Manhassett, Long Island,
and is staying at his home, 1720 Lennox
avenue. He spent the week-end with Mr.

Max Feit at the Jeffersonia. Mr. Rosenberg
announces the opening of a new jewelry
store on Lincoln Road.

Mr. and Mrs. Buxbaum of Jamaica, Long
Island, arrived in Miami Beach Wednesday
last and are staying temporarily at the St.
David Court apartments.

Mr. Pearlman of New York City left
Miami Beach after spending an enjoyable
week-end with his cousin, Mr. Max Feit, and
hopes to return to the Beach some time in

Reverend Guttman has moved into his
new quarters, the Cimmerce apartments.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Mintzer entertained ex-
tensively on Tuesday night with a house
warming party at their new home, 937
Jefferson avenue. Over forty guests en-
joyed the evening immensely. Cantor Boris
'Schlachman contributed to this affair by
singing a number of popular Jewish folk
songs. Dancing, and refreshments attrac-
tively served, completed this most enjoy-
able party.

Mr. Jack Sohn of New York City arrived
in Miami Beach last Friday and will spend
the next four weeks as the guest of Mr. Laz-
arus Abromovitz at his home on 720 Sec-
ond street. Mr. Sohn attended the Isaac
Elchanana Rabbinical Seminary in New
York for a number of years. He is the son
of Mr. Sohn, well known sausage manufac-
turer of New York City.

Mr. Bernard Chauncey left for Boston
last Sunday on business. He is expected
back on the Beach within the next three

Mr. Beckendorf arrived from New York
City Monday last and is staying at the Sea
Breeze Hotel.
Mr. Kallman of New York City arrived
in Miami Beach Thursday, October 29, and
will spend the winter at the Commerce

Mrs. P. Schwartz and son, Eddie, recent-
ly arrived from New York City by car and
are the guests of Mrs. Joe Weiss at her
home on Biscayne street.
Mr. Bernstein and son arrived by car last
Friday afternoon from Jamaica, Long Is-
land to join Mrs. Bernstein at the Lois
apartments. (
Mr. Nathan J. Seigendorf of 335 Merid-
ian avenue, Miami Beach, recently returned
from Passaic, N. J.
The Misses Ruth Davidson and Gertrude
Shomberg have returned to Miami Beach
.and are taking a post-graduate course at
the Ida M. Fisher High school.

112 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
Unusually low rates for hotel
rooms and housekeeping
J. Besser, Prop.
Phone 5-3155

Prominent Miamian
Shot and Killed
Mr. Sigmund L. Baar, widely known Mi-
ami manufacturer, was shot 2ind killed
Saturday night by an unknown masked
bandit. Baar, president of the Seaboard
Soap Co., and of the Greater Miami Man-
ufacturers' Association, was shot down in
front of the home of Saul S. Cohen, 1929
S. W. Fourteenth Terrace, where a Hal-
lowe'en bridge party, in which he took part,
was interrupted by a hold-up.
He had run from the house to aid his
wife, who, with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cohen,
had been held up by two bandits as they ar-
rived at the house in a motor car. Screams
of his wife and Mrs. Cohen attracted him.
As he approached, one of the bandits, who
wore a "baby face" mask, fired. Baar fell
mortally wounded and died on the way
to a hospital. Over $3,000 reward is of-
fered for the arrest and conviction of the

S A fine citizen and a fine I
Jew has been lost to us. A I
Star has fallen from the
Sfirmament of noble and
I idealistic men. An irrepar-
able loss. Let the death of
Sone so benevolent and char-
i table inspire the living to
1 greater efforts.
The Jacobean extends sin-
cerest sympathy for the
I family of Sigmund L. Baar,
I and expresses deep regret
Over the sad loss of one
Sof Greater Miami's most
f prominent citizens.

Manhassett, L. I.
Dear Rabbi:
Many thanks for the Jacobean. An en-
tirely unexpected surprise. The children
drink in the news of Miami Beach eagerly,
and then discuss it among themselves. I
fully believe that this paper, though young,
will rank as one of the foremost Jewish
weeklies of America. With best wishes for
its continued success, I am
Yours & Co.
(Signed) Moescha Rosenberg


November 6 1931

THE JACOBEAN November 6, 1931

What Is a Jew?

W HAT IS a Jew? This question is not
at all so odd as it seems. Let us see
what kind of peculiar creature the Jew is,
which all the rulers and all nations have
together and separately abused and molest-
ed, oppressed and persecuted, trampled and
butchered, burned and hanged-and in spite
of all this is yet alive! What is a Jew,
who has never allowed himself to be led
astray by all the earthly possessions which
his oppressors and persecutors constantly
offered him in order that he should change
his faith and forsake his own Jewish relig-
The Jew is that sacred being who has
brought down from heaven the everlasting
fire, and has illumined with it the entire
world. He is the religious source, spring
and fountain out of which all the rest of
the peoples have drawn their beliefs and
their religions.
The Jew is the pioneer of liberty. Even
in those olden days, when the people were
divided into but two distinct classes, slaves
and masters-even so long ago had the law
of Moses prohibited the practice of keeping
a person in bondage for. more than six
The Jew is the pioneer of civilization.

Ignorance was condemned in olden Pales-
tine more even than it is today in civilized
Europe. Moreover, in those wild and bar-
barous days, when neither life nor the
death of any one counted for anything at
all, Rabbi Akiba did not refrain from ex-
pressing himself openly against capital
punishment, a practice which is recognized
today as a highly civilized way of punish-
The Jew is the emblem of civil and re-
ligious toleration. "Love the stranger and
sojourner," Moses commands, "because you
have been strangers in the land of Egypt."
And this was said in those remote and sav-
age times when the principal ambition of
the races and nations consisted in crushing
and enslaving one another. As concerns re-
ligious toleration, the Jewish faith is not
only far from the missionary spirit of con-
verting people of other denominations, but
on the contrary the Talmud commands the
Rabbis to inform and explain to every one
who willingly comes to accept the Jewish
religion, all the difficulties involved in its
acceptance, and to point out to the would-
be proselyte that the righteous of all na-
tions have a share in immortality. Of such
a lofty and ideal religious toleration not
even the moralists of our present day can
The Jew is the emblem of eternity. He
whom neither slaughter nor torture of
thousands of years could destroy, he whom

neither, fire nor sword nor inquisition was
able to wipe off from the face of the earth,
he who was the first to produce the oracles
of God, he who has been for so long the
guardian of prophecy, and who transmit-
ted it to the rest of the world-such a na-
tion cannot be destroyed. The Jew is ever-
lasting as is eternity itself.

Pearls from Ethics of the
Rabbi Elazar Hakkapar said: Envy, sen-
suality and ambition destroy man's life.
He likewise said: Those born into the
world are doomed to die; the dead, but to
live on again ,and those who enter the
eternal life, to be judged. Therefore, let
it be recognized, understood and remem-
bered, that He, the Almighty, the Creator,
the Architect, He is the counselor; He the
judge; He the witness; He the accuser. He
is always ready to give judgment: and be-
fore Him there is no injustice, no over-
sight, no regard for rank, no bribery.
Know that all will appear in the account.
For without thy consent wert
thou created, wert born into the world
without thy choice; thou art now living
without thine own volition without thine
approval thou wilt have to die; so likewise,
without thy consent thou wilt have to ren-
der account before the Supreme King, the
Holy One, blessed be He.

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November 6, 1931

November 6, 1931 THE JACOBEAN

In Lighter Vein

True Israelites
The circus which arrived in the small
Lithuanian town was about the most per-
fect the inhabitants could expect. There
was a wolf, a bear, a tiger, an elephant,
and a monkey. Only a lion was missing,
but the skin was there, and the manager
offered five rubles to anyone who would
be a lion.
Five rubles a night and a chance to go
on the stage was an attractive offer, and
a middle-aged Israelite with histrionic in-
clinations agreed to act.
The first performance was. an event of
absorbing interest. Everybody was going
to the circus. The house was packed to ca-
pacity. The audience was waiting with
breathless interest for the "great show."
The "lion's" wife and his nine daughters
had seats near the stage.
The curtain finally rose, and out came
the lion. He was prancing and roaring like
the ferocious beast he pretended to be.
His game with the football tender drew
wild applause.
Then, suddenly, a bear appeared on the
scene. It was a huge, savage beast, furi-
ous and surly. It proceeded straight to-
ward the lion and the "king of beasts" and
his large family nearly fainted.
It looked as though he was doomed.
"Shema Yisroel," murmured the lion in
terror. It was the old Hebrew prayer for
times of distress.
"Adonoy Elohenu Adonoy Echod," mum-
bled the bear. It was the end of that same
traditional prayer.
No Cause For Fear
A Jewish coachman was conveying a
coreligionist of well established probity
and piety. They had been traveling the
greater part of -the day and the supply of
fodder was beginning to be depleted.
The coachman suggested to return home
for fodder. But the fare objected. "If you
do that," he protested, "we'll never reach
our destination today."
It was late in August and huge stacks of
soft, lucious hay dotted the meadows. So
he got off the wagon, walked over to a
large haystack and reached down to grab
some of it for his horse.
"Somebody is looking," admonished the
The would-be thief became frightened,
dropped the hay, jumped into his wagon,
cracked his whip and let the horse gallop
at top speed.
A length he relaxed his reins, looked ap-
prehensively backward to see whether he
was being pursued, and perceiving nobody,
heaved a deep sigh of relief.
"Now, who was looking there?" inter-
rogated the terror-stricken man, pantingly.
"God was looking," replied the passenger,
"Confound it!" roared the sturdy coach-

man. "And I thought the farmer was look-
ing. Got scared for nothing."
The Best the Orator Could Do
The "maggid" was preaching one of the
longest and most tedious sermons in his
repertoire. There was a big crowd, and he
wanted to make a hit. With eyes closed
and tallithh" drawn over his head, he had
stood for more than two hours on the
"bima," expounding one passage of the
Talmud after another. He seemed to have
lost all sense of proportion. The end of the
"drashah" was not yet in sight. People be-
came restless and fidgety.
The rabbi found that he could stand it
no longer, and he quietly walked out. The
"gabbai" soon followed suit. Then a gen-
eral exodus ensued. The long-suffering
crowd sought relief in the cool, refreshing
air outside; only the "shamash" remained.
The preacher, however, was too much en-
grossed in his sermon to take any notice
of the depleted condition of the house of
worship. Finally the synagogue warden
went up to the thundering orator and
whispered in his ear.
* "Here is the key," he said, "when you
finish the 'drashah' will you please lock the

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Where Murray gets his inspiration?
Why Lee is so interested in the Alcazar
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Why Ben C. went back to Boston and was
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When Terry is going to say the word?
Why more young folks don't show up at
services on Friday evenings?
How Charlie enjoyed his sleep last Sat-
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26 Abbot St.
Dorchester, Mass.
Dear Rabbi:
We have received your very interesting
periodical, the "Jacobean." We congratu-
late you most heartily upon your achieve-
ment, as it is to be considered an outstand-
ing accomplishment for the congregation
and entire Jewish community of Miami
We see it coming to the house as a friend
who is dear and welcome, and keeps us in
contact with the place of pleasant memories.
Wishing you every success in this difficult
but noble task, we are
Yours & Co.
(Signed) Mr. and Mrs. Simon Aronson

2161 S. W. 6th St.
Miami, Fla.
Dear Editor:
Well done. The Jacobean is, in my opin-
ion, a paper that provides interesting read-
ing matter for old and young. It cannot
help but inspire and elevate. Please accept
my very best wishes that the Jacobean will
rise to great heights. I am
Yours & Co.
(Signed) Frances Druckerman.

The Southern Israelite
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Editor:
The Southern Israelite takes great plea-
sure in welcoming the Jacobean as one of
its contemporaries, and wishes to laud the
fine ideals which it seeks to portray as a
medium of the Jewish community of Miami.
Knowing of your own capabilities, Rabbi,

the editor feels that there is no question as
to the success of your paper.
Our most sincere wishes.
Cordially yours,
(Signed) M. Stephen Schiffer,

The Lord Is King, The Lord Was
King, The Lord Shall Be King
For Ever and Ever
Thy people in passionate worship cry
One to another the Lord is King.
In awe of the marvels beneath the sky
Each explains that the Lord was King.
One sound from Thy pastures ascends on
The chant that the Lord shall be King for
The Lord is King, the Lord was King, the
Lord shall be King for ever and
The universe throbs with Thy pauseless
Chorus eternal, the Lord is King.
Thy glory is cried from the dawn of days,
Worshippers calling the Lord was King.
And ever the Saints who shall witness Thy
Shall cry that the Lord shall be King for
The Lord is King, the Lord was King, the
Lord shall be King for ever and ever.
-Eleazar Kalir, 8th Century.
(Trans. I. Zangwill.)

The Synagogue
A unique creation of Judaism is the Syn-
agogue, which started it on its world-mis-
sion and made the Torah the common prop-
erty of the entire people. Devised in the
Exile as a substitute for the Temple, it
soon eclipsed it as a religious force and a
rallying point for the whole people, appeal-
ing through the prayers and Scriptural

lessons to the congregation as a whole. The
Synagogue was limited to no one locality,
like the Temple, but raised its banner
wherever Jews settled throughout the globe.
It was thus able to spread the truths of
Judaism to the remotest parts of the earth,
and to invest the Sabbath and Festivals
with deeper meaning by utilizing them for
the instruction and elevation of the people.
What did it matter, if the Temple fell a
prey to the flames for a second time, or if
the whole sacrificial cult of the priesthood
with all its pomp were to cease forever?
The soul of Judaism lived indestructibly in
the House of Prayer and Learning.-K.
:Kohler, 1917.

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November 6, 1931 TI{-E JACOBEAN

Strength Realiz-

ing Weakness

T HE crowd was surging, pushing,
squeezing, elbowing, struggling to en-
ter a subway car. One unfortunate was
jostling against a bulking middle-aged
well-dressed man, who retaliated by bump-
ing him roughly and ill-naturedly with the
right shoulder. Once inside, the giant, who
had found a seat, noticed that the poor
fellow (left standing) was very lame, one
leg being shorter than the other.
The six-footer colored with shame, rose
from his seat, persuaded the maimed one
to sit down, and in very subdued tones of-
fered a thousand apologies for the rough-
ness and bad temper he had displayed.
I wonder if this incident, commonplace
enough in a busy city, can convey to you
the sentiment, the lesson it brought home
to me. It taught me a new conception of
humanity, a new way of regarding man-
Would it not be well if all those of us
who are strong, if all those in positions of
power, if all entrusted with authority over
fellow-beings could view mankind as frail
and weak and maimed?
Are we not all frail? Are we not all
weak? Are we not all afflicted? Do we
not all carry burdens? Do we not need
I attended once a huge mass meeting of
Transvaal miners, rough, daredevil, rugged,
weather-beaten fellows. A famous writer
sat on the platform, looking down upon the
five thousand faces. In his account of the
gathering he called those faces dials, regis-
tering how each man was waging his ceas-
less fight with the flesh and the devil. And
he went on to remark that this fight was
common, not alone' in miners, but to all
mankind, and that none of us could af-
fect superiority to it.
One more incident from life.
A Labor Day parade was passing down
Fifth Avenue, New York. Traffic was
stopped. An automobile came along a
cross street and the occupants, two ladies
and a -gentleman, finding they could not
ride farther, got out and walked toward a
luxurious restaurant. One of the ladies
accidentally stepped near the edge of the
sidewalk and almost brushed against the
marchers. She shrank back with a look of
horror on her face and an ostentatious
shrug of the shoulders. Some of the toil-
ers noticed the exhibition and there was a
mild jeer-nothing more.
But there might have been something
more. Is there not danger that there will
be something more one distant day if the
rich and idle treat the poor and industri-
ous with such supercilious scorn? The
thread linking these diverse happenings
may not be apparent. But the thread is

What I see in the incidents is that it
behooves the strong to realize the weakness
of mankind, that the strong are not so very
strong, that there is very little difference
between the surge and the urge of life in
one class and another, that those who carry
too high heads and persist in demonstra-
tions of affected superiority are apt to
court their own undoing at the hands of
those they despise.
The conception of human beings as frail
and needing kindness is one that, if adopted
by those who sit in the seats of the mighty
and by all who are well equipped for the
battle of life, is not likely to leave a bitter
taste in the mouth at the end.
And meanwhile the application of this
spirit would tend not only to hasten the
ushering in of the brotherhood of man, but
would aid in solving most of the pressing
economic, social and political problems that
today harass the world.-B. C. Forbes in
Chicago American.

The Bible, the Epic of the World
Apart from all questions of religious and
historical import, the Bible is the epic of
the world. It unrolls a vast panorama in
which the ages move before us in a long
train of solemn imagery from the creation
of the world onward. Against this gor-
geous background we see mankind strut-
ting, playing their little part on the stage
of history. We see them taken from the
dust and returning to the dust. We see
the rise and fall of empires, we see great
cities, now the hive of busy industry, now
silent and desolate-a den of wild beasts.
All life's fever is there, its hopes and joys,
its suffering and sin and sorrow.-J. G.
Frazer, 1895.

The People of the Book
The sculptor dreams his dreams in stone,
The potter works in clay;
The scholar leaves frail words alone,
When he has gone his way.

No marble gods the Hebrew wrought,
WVo tombs to pierce the stars;
No scenes of tortured captives brought
To monarchs, drunk with wars.

For yellow gold the nations fought,
And power which passed away;
The Torah's wealth our fathers sought-
And it is ours to-day!

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0 my God, and God of my Fathers.
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and declare with sincerity and truth that
henceforth I will observe all Thy com-
mandments, and undertake to bear the re-
sponsibility of all mine actions towards
Thee. In my earliest infancy I was
brought within Thy sacred covenant with
Israel, and today I again enter as an ac-
tive responsible member the pale of Thine
elect congregation, in the midst of which
I will never cease, to glorify Thy holy
name in the face of all nations.
Do Thou, 0 Heavenly Father, hearken
unto this my humble prayer, and bestow
upon me Thy gracious blessings, so that
my earthly life may be sustained and made
happy by Thine ineffable mercies. Teach
me the way of Thy statutes, that I may
obey them, and faithfully carry out Thy
ordinances. Dispose my heart to love
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grant me Thy support and the strength
necessary to avoid the worldly dangers
which beset the path lying before me.
Save me from temptation, so that I may
observe Thy holy Law and those precepts
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Young Israel

Children's Page

My dear grandchildren:
W HY is it that as Chanukah approaches,
and the weather grows colder and
colder, my blood gets warmer and warmer?
It is because the spirit of Judas Macabeus
hovers around the home, because the feel-
ing of pride in our brave ancestors enters
my soul. Ah! for those good old days when
I would tramp miles through the crisp snow
to attend a rehearsal of a Chanukah play.
I was Mattathias, father of Judas, and how
I looked the part, with my snow-white flow-
ing beard (which sometimes fell off during
the performance) and my silver plated
sword dangling at my side. After seven
weeks of hard work, four times a week, we
were all rewarded for our trouble by a dish
of latkes. No unemployment problem then.
Now, I take pride in watching other child-
ren putting on wigs and beards and greas-
ing their faces, getting all sticky and hot;
running around looking for safety pins and
pieces of tape or string to tie up that tur-
ban or tuck in that over-lapping costume.
Well, well, no use sighing for my young
days. Did you hear me sigh just now? I
just can't help it. I would even work again
for seven weeks for a dish of latkes. Did
not Jacob work for Rachel seven long
years? But what's the use of yearning and
longing and eating my heart out. You, my
children, must carry on with the work.
You must enter into the spirit of Chanu-
kah with your youthful enthusiasm, and
show us old folks just what you can do. I
believe some of you are taking part in the
"Make Believe Chanukah," to be presented
soon by the Bible Class and Sunday School?
So you will have the pleasure of meeting
Grandpa there and shaking his old withered
hand and stroking his long white beard
and perhaps you may even get Chanukah
Gelt-who knows? What! Don't you know
what Chanukah Gelt is? Well then, wait
till next week, and you'll know all about it.
So, adios and au revoir, which mean-till
we meet again. Grandpa wishes you all a
Guten Shabbos, (and don't forget about the
Shabbos candles). I'm going on the beach
now to let the sun play on those palsied and
gouty limbs of mine. Ah me!

When the Lights Burned Low
(Continued from last week)
T'HEY had reached the hall now where
the play was to be given and hurried
up the back stairs into the long lressing-
room filled with laughing, talking boys. Mr.
Thurman, a flowing wig in one hand, a
paste-board helmet in the other, nodded a
nervous greeting in their direction. "The
first number in fifteen minutes," he

warned. "Hurry up into your clothes,
"Say, fellows," called Maurie Rosen from
the door. "I just peeked through the hole
in the curtain and the hall's filling up like
everything. I saw your mother and father
in the first row," he told Isadore.
"And grandfather's not with them!"
thought Isadore, with a little stab of disap-
pointment. "It's the first time he's ever
missed seeing me act. But I'll tell him
all about it- when we get home."
"I'll never get this sandal laced," moaned
Albert, raising a red face and throwing
down the sandal with the long brown lacing
in disgust. "It just woh't stay on. I don't
see how those fellows with Judas ever man-
aged to do any marching or fighting if
they had to keep worrying about keeping
these floppy things on."
"Perhaps they didn't worry, but just
stayed on the job," suggested Mr. Thur-
man quietly, as he took the sandal from
Albert and began to readjust the lacings.
"How are you getting on, Isadore?"
"Fine, thank you." Isadore- drew his
tunic over his head and began to fasten his
breastplate. "Only I can't help worrying
over my big speech in the last act-the
part where I come to Jerusalem with all my
"Why, I heard you say it last night and
you knew every word just fine," protested
"Of course I know the words! But some-
how I don't sound right when I say it. It
sounds just like acting-not as if I was
Judas and really meant it."
gl R. THURMAN smiled into the boy's
earnest eyes. "You're not a great
hero like Judas," he said, "but you do love
your Palestine and this year you're glad
with all the other Jews in the world that
the land of our fathers is to be freed from
oppression and under English rule, just
as Judas and his men rejoiced after the
hard years of slavery. Think of that when
you say your part in the last act."
Isadore nodded understandingly.
"Grandfather's not a hero; he's just a wkak
old man," he thought, as he fastened his
helmet and picked up his sword. "But if
he could talk in poetry he'd say things like
that speech, 'cause he's waited and hoped
for a free land of Israel for ever so many
years. I'll think of him when I come to
that place."
And he did. When Isadore stood in the
midst of his boy soldiers in the last act,
their faces turned toward the imaginary
Temple they had rescued from the Syrians,
their hearts raised in grateful prayer to the
God of Battles who had aided them against
their enemies, the bby felt inspired. He
did not think of the heroic Judas then, en-
tering Jerusalem after his terrible struggles
and defeats; he seemed to see before his
eyes a gentle old face with patient eyes,
his grandfather's eyes,, calm and hopeful,
as he gazed into the candle flames and
spoke of Eretz Israel.
(To be continued.)

November 6, 1931'-

Precious and historic memories revolve
about this family scene-the children turn-
ing to the parents for counsel and teaching,
and parents bring 6od and the recognition
of His wonderful leading unto their ichil-
dren.-Stephen S. Wise. :

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness."-Care-
fulness leads to cleanliness; cleanliness to-
purity; purity to humility; humility to
saintliness; saintliness to fear of sin; fear
of sin to holiness, and holiness to immor-

It is to its intrinsic value that the Bible
owes the extraordinary veneration in which
it is held by so many nations and genera-
tions.-J. W. Goethe, 1810.

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