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Published weekly in the interests of Miami Beach Jewry

.Vol. 1. No. 7. Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, November 13, 1931 Price 5 Cents

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

Assistant Editor .................. ANITA SILVERMAN

.The Jacobean is sent to subscribers in any part of
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The Friendly Inn

&AS A beacon light flashing its
brilliant welcome to the lost and
weary traveller, comes the news that
the Hebrew Friendly Inn society of
Miami has joined forces with the one
recently formed in Miami Beach. The
new Hachnosath Orchim, a powerful
and well-organized body, with its in-
spired officers and energetic co-work-
ers,' forecasts a new era for Miami
Jewry. This institution will, it is
hoped, satisfactorily cater to the
needs of the many needy transients
who visit these parts during the win-
ter months. The Mitzvah or precept
of this.hospitality ranks as one of the
fundamental principles of the Jewish
faith. It is sufficient to quote the
following passage from the Mishnah
Peah to realize the importance of
Hachnosath Orchim: "These are the
things, the fruits of which a man en-
joys in this world, while the stock
remains for him for the world to
come: viz., honoring father and moth-
er, the practice of charity, HOSPI-
nosath Orchim), attending the dead
to the grave, making peace between
man and his fellow ."
Jacob Ben Asher in 1320, made the
following statement: "Whosoever
withholds alms from the needy there-
by withdraws himself from the luster
of the Schechinah and the light of the
Law Let man therefore be ex-
ceedingly diligent in the RIGHT be-
.stowal of charity." To give to the
needy is indeed a worthy deed. But,
and however painful the truth may
be, the fact must not be overlooked
that among those applying for assis-
tance, there will be the "professional
SEven in Talmudic times, the ques-
of RIGHT bestowal of charity

was the subject of many heated dis-
cussions. Rabbi Judah maintains
that investigation is only necessary
in the case of clothing, but "Ain
Boadkin Limzonos," no inquiries are
to be made of the applicant in the
case of food, while Rabbi Hunah sup-
ported the theory that clothing was
more important, and therefore no in-
vestigation should be made when the
applicant sought raiment. However,
investigations were carried on by our
wise and learned sages to avoid the
professional mendicant, and it be-
hooves our worthy officers of the new
Hachnosath Orchim to follow in their
The dispensing of charity, accord-
ing to the Jewish Law, demands
greater care and diligence in its ful-
fillment than all the other positive
precepts of the Law. For its neg-
lect may possibly lead to the taking
of life, inasmuch as the denial of
timely aid may compass the death of
the poor man who needs our immedi-
ate help. In brief, the Mitzvah of
Hachnosath Orchim not only delivers
the receiver from death, but acts as
a saviour and counsel for the defence
for the donor against the dreaded An-
gel of Death; for the Talmud says:
"Iron breaks the stone, fire melts
the iron, water extinguishes fire, the
clouds drink up the water, a storm
drives away the clouds, man with-
stands the storm, fear unmans man,
wine dispels fear, sleep drives away
wine, and death sweeps all away-
even sleep. But Solomon the Wise


At a meeting of the Hachnosath Orchim,
or Hebrew Friendly Inn Society, Sunday
last, November 8, at the new home of the
society, 452 S. W. Second street, Miami,
the following officers were elected:
I. L. Mintzer, president; W. L. Williams,
vice president; Lazarus Abrams, second
vice president; L. Heiman, secretary; Ben
Fleeman, treasurer.
Mrs. Rebecca Yunes was appointed chair-
woman of the house committee. The com-
.mittee is composed of the following mem-
bers: Mrs. Isidor Cohen, Mrs. Schwartz,
Mrs. L. Brown, Mrs. Angler, Mrs. Weinkle,
Mrs. Ripper, Mr. Gordon and Mr .W. Cohen.
Nominations were made for the board of

Congregation Beth Jacob
311 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach

"How Goodly Are Thy Tents, 0 Jacob."
Services begin this evening at 6 p. m.
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: "Darkness in Sunshine."
Saturday morning, services begin at 9
a. m. Cantor Schlachman will conduct the
services, and Rabbi Axelrod will hold a dis-
course on the portion of the week in Yid-
dish, subject: "The Voice of Jacob."
Minchah service 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

Far more than Israel has kept the Sab-
bath, it is the Sabbath that has kept Is-
rael.-Achad Ha'am, 1898.

directors. Elections will take place at the
next official meeting.
The date for the official house opening
has been set for next Wednesday evening,
November 18. This affair will be held at
the home of the society, at which event
prominent speakers of Greater Miami, in-
cluding the spiritual leaders of all local
congregations, will speak on the signifi-
cance of this most worthy institution. All
cantors of the local synagogues will con-
tribute to the evening by singing appropri-
ate Jewish melodies. A buffet lunch will be
served attractively. One dollar per plate
is the charge. No appeals will be made at
this gathering. A number of musical se-
lections by local talent will complete this
social event, which should be well attended
by reason of its outstanding virtue as an
institution deserving moral and financial
support of every member of Miami Jewry.
Mention must be made of the fact that
the above society is an' amalgamation of
the Hebrew Friendly Inn of Miami, to-
gether with one recently formed in Miami
Beach. By mutual agreement, it was de-
cided to join forces. This spirit of cooper-
ation is worthy of praise, inasmuch as it
tends to strengthen the ties of friendship
between the two sister communities.'



Community Armistice
Observance Program
at Fisher High School

A most inspiring affair was the Armis-
tice program sponsored by the 11B-1 home
room of the Ida M. Fisher High school
under the direction of Mrs. J. C. Brown,
faculty adviser, Tuesday morning, Novem-
ber 10, at the auditorium of the school.
The program opened with a procession
of the students to the accompaniment of
music by the high school orchestra, Mr.
Pierre Fontaine Little, directing. The invo-
cation was delivered by Rev. J. Dorris
Hurt, pastor M. B. Methodist Church. This
was followed by a call to colors by Harvey
Seeds Post, bugler from the World Cham-
pion Drum and Bugle Corps. The audience,
led by Edward Boardman, president of the
high school student government organiza-
tion, saluted the flag. Mr. James T. Wilson,
supervising principal of the Miami Beach
schools, welcomed the guests and the speak-
ers. Mrs .Alvah Lee Hefty then sang "Keep
the Home Fires Burning" accompanied on
the piano by Mrs. J. T. Wilson. "Fleur-
ettee" a recitation, by Mrs. Brown was re-
ceived enthusiastically by all present. A
trio from Miami Junior Symphony consist-
ing of Leonard Rose, cellist; Lewis Ely,
violinist, and Mildred Greenberg, pianist,
played "Liebestraume" and "Minuet."
Mr. Campbell Palfrey sang "Joan of
Arc" accompanied on the piano by Earl
Barr Hansen, musical director of station
Dr. George Henry Bradford, former
president Oklahoma City University, deliv-
ered an eloquent and inspiring address,
subject, "The Higher Significance of Armis-
tice Day". The speaker was introduced by
Downer Renshaw, 11B-1 class president.
A number of song memories of the World
War were rendered by students of the high
Mrs. Brown then introduced the follow-
ing visiting foreign representatives:
British Empire: L. A. Oates, British vice-
French Republic: Gaston Wautier, French
German Republic: Otto Theodore Carpen-
tier, representing German consular office.
Dr. W. H. Sledge, pastor M. B. Baptist
Church, concluded the program by repeat-
ing the benediction and prayer for world
Included in the platform guests were:
Val C. Cleary, mayor of Miami Beach, Dr.
Elisha King, pastor Community Church,
Rabbi L. Axelrod, Congregation Beth Ja-
cob, Mrs. Rose Weiss, Civic and Social
Worker; Sol Goldstrom, president Miami
Beach Business Men's Association, and C.
W. Chase, sr., secretary Miami Beach
Chamber of Commerce.

Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's
friend has a friend: be discreet.

Whereas, on November 11, 1918, an
armistice was signed ending the World
war; and
Whereas, this nation, the United States
of America, was heavily involved in this
conflict and had sacrificed countless num-
bers of brave men who lived and died for
the cause of Justice and Freedom to all
nations; and
Whereas, since that time, this day, No-
vember 11th, has been set aside the coun-
try over as a day of acclaim for those who
returned and are doing such worthy work
for the welfare of the nation, and a day
of rejoicing in commemoration of the sign-
ing of the Armistice Peace Treaty.
Now, therefore, I, Val C. Cleary, mayor
of Miami Beach, do hereby proclaim Armis-
tice Day, November 11, a holiday in this
city and request all business activity to
cease and that the citizens participate in
the celebration of the Legion Posts of Dade
(Signed) VAL C. CLEARY, Mayor

A Tribute
(Reprinted by kind permission of the Miami Daily
To the Editor of the Miami Daily News:
The municipality of Miami Beach has re-
ceived a stamp of approval from responsi-
ble men and big corporations through the
opening of the two new buildings on Wash-
ington avenue by the Florida Power and
Light Co., and the Mercantile Bank and
Trust Co. This action indicates the strong
faith that big men and big business have
in this part of the country.
The Florida Power and Light Co. is our
largest state utility and is closely identified
with and guided by one of the world's larg-
est utility corporations, and it is gratify-
ing to the community to know that the
leaders of these great corporations have ap-
proved this progressive step at this time.
At the leadership of the Mercantile Bank
and Trust Co. stands Philip Liberman, resi-
dent of New York and winter visitor of
this city for the last 12 years, who perhaps
has done more toward re-establishing con-
fidence in the people of this community than
any other one man.
During the first part of this year when
banks throughout the country and in Flor-
ida were closing in great numbers and with
great rapidity. Mr. Liberman backed his
courage and his faith in the community by
opening the City Bank of Miami Beach

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and paying depositors 100 cents on the dol-
lar within a few days after it had closed
as a J. C. Penney institution. He is now
with the opening of the new and beautiful
structure in the city of 'Miami Beach es-'
tablished a banking institution of stability
and permanence.
Unlike other men of great wealth who
build their fine homes here and go and come
for a few weeks, Mr. Liberman has be-
come one of us, supporting our commun-
ity, helping our business, contributing to
our charities and helping solve our per-
sonal problems.
To him we owe much, for he is to be re-
spected as a successful business man, ad-
mired as a good citizen and loved as a loyal
Miami Beach, Fla, Oct. 30, 1931.

Kashruth Committee Holds Meeting
A meeting of the V'aad Hakashruth was
held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p. m. at the
synagogue. Present: Mr. Harry I.
Lipton, president of the congregation; Mr.
Ben Fleeman, chairman of the Kashruth
committee; Mr. Jacob Becker, Mr. Lazarus
Abramovitz, Mr. Jacob Caplan, Mr. I. L.
Mintzer, and Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod. Final
arrangements have 'been made whereby
the butchers will be under the supervision
of the rabbi and his inspectors. Foreign
meats will be carefully checked by the in-
spectors and the rabbi's seal affixed to
each portion of the meat, thus insuring
strict kashruth.

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November 13, 1931 TJ{E JACOBEAN


An informal party was held at the home
of Miss Lillian Melsher, 648 Collins avenue,
last Friday night. Dancing and refresh-
ments contributed to a most enjoyable eve-
ning. Among those present were: the
Misses Lillian Melsher, Lee Kasanof, Ruth
Davidson, Jeannette Haberfeld, Paula Thal-
er, Jeannette Hohberger, Sylvia Chauncey,
Beverly Thaler, and Messrs. Bert Bern-
stein, Al Segal, Jimmy Siegendorf, Henry
Weiner, George Brown, Erwin Rose, Jack
Sohn and Charles Melsher.
Mrs. H. Gottesman and daughter arrived
last Monday from Wallington, N. J., to
spend the winter at Miami Beach. They
are staying with Mr. James Siegendorf of
Passaic,-N. J., at the Bell apartments.
It was erroneously reported in last week's
copy of the Jacobean that Miss Rose Mary
Gerson will participate in the Chanukah
program which is being presented by the
Student Bible Class, December 13.
Through the courtesy of the trustees and
principal of the public schools of Miami
Beach, the Chanukah program will be pre-
sented in the spacious auditorium of the
Elementary school of Miami Beach.

Mrs. F. J. Berner, secretary of Beth Ja-
cob Sisterhood, has left for West Palm
Beach where she will visit with friends for
the week.
An agency with 15 years of experience
in selecting help for hotels and restaurants
has opened up recently in Miami. Well
recommended, this agency can be of great
assistance to all who are in need of domes-
tic help. Simply call 2-2483 and the Gen-
eral Employment Agency, situated at 211
N. E. 13th St. will be at your service, and
will cater to your needs with courtesy and
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Schiro and daugh-
ters, Julia and Elizabeth, arrived recently
from Bangor, Maine, and are staying at

1800 N. W. Fourth street, Miami. Mr.
and Mrs. Schiro have visited Miami Beach
regularly for the past few years.
Mrs. Julia Stern, mother of Mrs. Harry
I. Lipton, passed away on Sunday morning
last at her home on Crandon avenue, Chica-
go, Ill. Mrs. Lipton, who arrived in Chica-
go the night before was with her mother to
the last.

Mr. Harry'Wasserman, vice-president of
Congregation Beth Jacob, and proprietor of
the Knickerbocker Hotel of Miami Beach,
arrived this week in Miami Beach from
Sharon Springs. Mr. Wasserman is re-
opening the Knickerbocker Hotel shortly.
Full details will appear in these columns
in due course.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hirsch have arrived
from New York where they were recently
married. Mr. Hirsh is connected with the
Coconut Palm Lamp Co. of Miami. The
couple will make their home in Miami for
the present.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon of New Jersey ar-
rived in Miami Beach Tuesday and are
spending the winter at the Marevista apart-
Mrs. Fannie Symons and daughter Gladys
arrived from New York City recently and
will spend the winter at the Fernwood
apartments, Miami Beach.

Recent arrivals at the Sea Breeze Hotel
include: Milton E. Weiner, Rudolf R. Ad-
ler, Joseph Gordon, Sol Stone, Charles
Young and William M. Zwang, all of New
York City.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Shalloway and son, Ar-
thur, of Atlanta, Ga., returned recently to
the Beach and will spend the winter at the
Pennsylvania apartments, Miami Beach.

Mr. Henry Weiner of Baltimore, Md., ar-
rived recently in Miami Beach where he
will spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Buxbaum, who recently ar-
rived in Miami Beach, will make their home
at the St. David Court apartments for the
Rose Mary Gerson and Frances Druck-
erman, two well known musical artists, will
appear on the program of the Mana-Zucca
Compositories to be given at the Colum-
bus Hotel, Friday, November 27th.
** *
The following directors of the Mana-
Zucca Music Club were entertained with a
luncheon-bridge by Ruby Showers Baker at
the Beach Tennis Club, Monday, November
9th. The directors present were: Mana-
Zucca, I. M. Cassel, Frances Druckerman,
Estelle Cromer, Adelaide Rittenhouse, Elea-
nor Clark Linton, Helene Williams, Mrs.
L. B. Safford, Beatrice Hunt, Frances Tar-
boux, Marian Taylor and Fay Rogers.

Forthcoming Events
The Beth Jacob Sisterhood is giving a
bridge at the Leonard Hotel, Ocean drive,
on Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, Novem-
ber 17. A number of prizes will be award-
ad for high score and refreshments will be
served. Price of admission 50c. Tickets
may be obtained by applying to the officers
of the Sisterhood. The entire proceeds of
this bridge will go toward the Talmud To-
rah fund.

The Junior Hadassah of Miami is spon-
soring a Turkey Trot dance at the Masonic
Temple, N. W. Third street and North
River drive. The price of admission is $1.
Tickets may be obtained from Miss Sylvia
Chauncey, at the Boston Dry Goods store,
440 Collins avenue, or from Mrs. Betty
Wolfe at the Floridian Valet, Washington
avenue at Fifth street.

Miss Mildred Greenberg In Recital
At Hubbell Home at Miami Beach
Miss Mildred Greenberg,- one of Miami's
younger Jewish set and a member of the
University of Miami's Junior Symphony
Orchestra, who will be the feature artist at
a benefit recital on Sunday afternoon, No-
vember 15, at 4 p. m., at the home of the
famous artist, Henry Salem Hubbell, at
Miami Beach will be assisted by Leonard
Rose on the 'cello and Louis Eley, violinist.
The proceeds of the concert will be used
for the furtherance of the musical educa-
tion of Miss Greenberg, whom artists of
note have pronounced as one of Miami's
most talented younger musicians.

A gala program was presented by artists
of the Mana-Zucca Music Club, Tuesday
afternoon, November 10th, at Mazica Hall.
Mana-Zucca and Walter Grossman opened
with a brilliant rendition of Beethoven's G
Minor Sonata for cello and piano. An in-
teresting reading on the life of Debussy
was presented by Robert L. Zoll followed by
an artistic offering of Debussy's "Ro-
manze," sung by Rose Mary Gerson, so-
prano, with Frances Druckerman at the
piano. Miss Gerson also sang with artis-
tic ability "Mother Dear" by Mana-Zucca
and "Dark Eyes," a Russian folk song. A
composition by Pergolesi, rearranged by
Gadowsky with a waltz in E Minor by
Chopin, were technically and musically in-
terpreted by Frances Druckerman, pianist.
An address by Winifred Kates James
closed this delightfully diversified program.

Clarence Coppage, 8-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard A. Coppage, of 1252 N.
W. Fortieth street, was injured fatally
Tuesday afternoon by a motor car in N.
W. Seventeenth avenue, just north of Thir-
ty-sixth street.
Miss Ruth Eisman, 22, of 136 Washing-
ton avenue, driver of the automobile, told
police she was driving about 15 miles an
hour when the boy, crossing the street be-
tween intersections, walked into the side
of her automobile.

November 13, 1931


TH AOENNvebr1,13


SOMEWHERE in the dim, perhaps for-
gotten long ago, a mighty Hebrew
warrior lord might have issued a call for
fighting men and, reviewing the host of
armor-clad legions arrayed before him,
heaved a sigh of contentment.
This writer's memory, carrying him back
over years of Jewish athletic strife in Mi-
ami, cannot recall a time when such an en-
dearing vision, such a gallery of warriors,
such a conglomeration of colorful material
as has heeded the call to arms for basket-
ball tryouts made by the Young Men's Club.
A sight that gladdened my eyes, a sight
that brought happy smiles to the clear,
handsome faces of the veterans, a hope of
years fulfuilled-that was the sight of the
fifteen Jewish lads who were shooting the
balls at the baskets in the Y. M. C. A. gym-
nasium Tuesday evening.
Years ago, The Friendship League had a
team that won a silver loving cup for play-
ing fourth in a league. Then the Tropical
Athletic Club played a team with lesser
success. On the Beach, a group of boys did
rather well under the name of the "Comets."
After, there was the Cocoanut Palm aggre-
gation. Last year, the Maccabees-the
Fighting Hebrews-fought their way to
second place in the church league.
Basketball has strongly grown in favor
with Jewish boys throughout the last few
years. A long standing tradition was brok-
en when Yale elected a Horowitz to cap-
tain their team. Jewish names began to
appear on the posters of great teams all
over the country. And now, right here in
Miami, we have among us a fine, clean-
cut group of players from which will be
drafted a squad that should make a name
for themselves. The team is entered in the
church league at the Y. M. C. A. and the
writer predicts that, if wholehearted co-
operation is forthcoming from the Jewish
community, a championship team is in the
Ernest Weinkle, captain of last years'
Maccabbees, Irving Hirsch, this year's cap-
tain, and Henry Schier must be considered
the nucleus of the new team. Weinkle is a
steady, reliable guard. Schier is a scin-
tillating forward. Hirsch, taking in consid-
eration his height advantage, is a sure
shot center.
The Grossman brothers-Ralph and Al
-who for the past two years have played
with the strong Florida and Light Com-
pany team, are a welcome addition to any
squad. Ralph is a flashy, good-shooting
forward, and Al a dandy guard.
Herbert Katz, a veteran player, Seymour
and Arnold Cohen, Harry Paul (popular
middleweight boxer), Lou Rosen, Ike Gor-
don and others whose names the writer

hasn't learned yet, are promising candi-
The league opens Monday evening at the
Y. M. C. A. The boys will be there wait-
ing for you. Will you be there? Will you?
Sure you will!

The Bible Class boys, coached by Al
Grossman, held their first basketball prac-
tise at Flamingo Park Saturday afternoon.
The number of boys who tried out for the
team shows promise of an interesting bas-
ketball season. So far, the team is as fol-
lows: Norman Thaler, Murray Mantell,
Bernard Frank, Eugene Weiss, Dennis
Quittner, Herbert Glickman, Max Gaynor,
Frank Glickman, Jack Nissenbaum, and
Saul Dansky.

The Diamond Ball Team of Coconut
Grove, composed of Jewish boys, is making
a fine reputation for themselves. Out of
three games played, they won two and
lost one. The members are: A. Reisman,
A. Grossman, R. Grossman, I. Hirsch, R.
Gilman, M. Silverstein, M. Levine, A. Winer
and H. Golden.

Basketball practice for the younger girls
will be held at Flamingo Park, Monday at
5:00, coached by Paula Thaler.

Mr. David Weisberg, a physical director
of note, is desirous of working with any
over-weight men and women interested in
reducing. Classes will be held every morn-
ing at 7 a. m. at Washington Park. Hand-
ball, tennis, calisthenics, and ping pong
instruction will be given free of charge.
All interested may communicate with Mr.
Weisberg, 420 Collins avenue.

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to prayer, they are open to tears. Prayer
is Israel's only weapon, a weapon inherited
from his fathers, a weapon tried in a thou-
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November 13 1931 T JC E

In Lighter Vein

Mordecai Was Right, After All
A Jew was discovered by a fellow Jew
eating on "Taanis Esther" (the Fast of
Esther, the day preceding Purim)
"I am surprised at you!" exclaimed his
neighbor. "A man like you ought to fast
"I am of the opinion that Haman was
right," said the offender. "Mordecai had
no business to jeopardize his own life and
that of his people by showing disrespect to-
ward Haman, and therefore I don't care to
comply with his injunction to fast on this
Next day he was found by the same man
eating "hamantaschen," and the other
dainties prepared by Jews for Purim.
"If you side with Haman," asked his
friend, "why do you eat 'hamantaschen'
then? It looks as if you are rejoicing at
Haman's defeat."
"You see," explained the consistent man,
"I thought the matter over carefully to-
day and came to the conclusion that Mor-
decai was right after all."

In Pursuit of Health
Residing in, or traveling through, cer-
tain parts of Russia was a privilege en-
joyed by very few Jews under the regime
of the Czars.
Russian Jewish citizens walking through
the streets of Leningrad very often were
stopped and asked to show their "pravo-
zhitelstvo," or passports, entitling them to
residential rights. Jews trespassing in
"Holy Russia" without special authoriza-
tion were compelled to make long and weary
pilgrimages to their native towns, under
the guard of police.
Once two Israelites were promenading on
Nevsky Prospect, the chief thoroughfare
of the former Russian capital. One had
residential rights and the other had not,
his visit being clandestine. From a dis-
tance they espied a gendarme. The officer
was looking straight in their direction.
Evidently he was awaiting their approach
with keen anticipation. Two "zhids" at one
time would indeed be a fine catch.
"Look here," said the passport holder to
his pale and frightened coreligionist, "run
as fast as your feet will carry you, and I
will follow you. In case the gendarme ap-
prehends me I'll fix matters up very
The fugitive ran for dear life, the pass-
port holder close at his heels, and the gen-
darme, thoroughly convinced that the two
were desperate criminals, pursued them at
full speed.
After a long and spirited race the zeal-
ous officer succeeded in catching the pass-
port holder, who was in the rear.
"Where is your 'pravozhitelstvo?" thun-

dered the ardent officer, with rage, pant-
ing and frothing.
The Jew produced his document.
"What then were you running for?"
stormed the disappointed gendarme.
"Because the doctor ordered me to drink
mineral water and then run," explained the
member of the "chosen race."
"And what was the other 'zhid' running
for?" demanded the maddened and foam-
ing officer, his sword rattling.
"The other Jew also was ordered by a
physician to drink -mineral water and then
run," informed the resourceful fellow.
"Now when you saw me run after you
why didn't you stop?" culminated the non-
plussed officer, delirious with rage.
"I thought," responded the ingenious
man, "that you, too, were prescribed the
same treatment."

He Deserved a Raise
The Jewish community of a small south-
ern town was recently shaken to its very
The preacher of the local synagogue,
who was also the Hebrew instructor of the
younger generation, had divorced his wife,
a good middle-aged woman, who had borne
him five children, and married his Irish
A stormy indignation-meeting was held
by his flock to discuss ways and means of
punishing the scoundrel, who had dese-
crated the name of God and His people,
Israel. Everybody suggested a fitting pen-
alty for the miscreant.
When the discussion was at its height,
and the air was full of smoke and noise,
the reprobate breezed into the house of
worship, mounted the platform, and mo-
tioned for silence.
The assemblage was instantly hushed.
Apparently the culprit was going to make
a humble and pathetic confession.
"My friends," commenced the guilty
man, "I came here tonight to ask for a
raise of $500."
"What, a raise?" echoed the furious con-
gregants, bursting into an uproarious and
derisive laughter. "A man goes and dis-
graces his community and then he has the
audacity to ask for a raise. Get off the
"Please let me explain," pleaded the out-
cast. Whereupon order was restored.
"When I had a Jewish wife," argued
the spiritual leader, "I did not care what
my salary was. But now that I have a
Christian wife, it is a 'chilul-ha-Shem,' a
shame and a disgrace before Gentiles to
let a rabbi live in such abject poverty,
and I insist that you raise my salary by at
least $500 a year."

Life is a passing shadow, says Scripture.
Is it the shadow of a tower, of a tree? A
shadow that prevails for a while? No, it
is the shadow of a bird in its flight-away
flies the bird, and there is neither bird nor

The Old

Curiosity Shop
(With apologies to Charles Dickens)

Merely Curious to Know

Where a certain crowd goes after the
services Friday evenings?
Why Al and Jimmy left so suddenly last
Saturday night?
How Irv divided .his prize Thursday
What happened when the police force
appeared, and wasn't the experience en-
How Jeannette's cold is these days, or
was it merely an excuse for company?
What Boris was doing with a carload
of beautiful girls Monday night?

If certain people know when it's time
to go home?
Why Anita's driving lessons stopped so
Why more young folks don't show up at
Bible Class Wednesday evening?

What the attraction is for Anna Belle on
the Beach?

What Sylvia was doing in a strange
man's apartment Saturday afternoon?

And wasn't somebody terribly shocked?

Why the blinds were down in a certain
apartment Tuesday evening?

Why Henry was slapped in the face the
other night?

What Esther was doing on a certain
party's lap in the back seat?
What happened to Ruth when we all left?

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THE JACOBEAN ;~ November 13, 1931

Beth Jacob Student Bible Class
The regular meeting of the Bible Class
was held Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock
at the synagogue under the joint direction
of Rabbi Axelrod and Miss Malvina Weiss.
An unusually large attendance was the fea-
ture of this meeting. A debate was held,
subject: "Resolved: that the Jew of this
generation is as religious as the Jew of the
past generation." Adelaide Sherman and
Bernard Frank spoke for the affirmative,
and Florae Berman and Frank Glickman
supported the negative. A vote on the part
of the class proved that the affirmative side
was favored. The debate over, Miss Weiss
selected the cast for the forthcoming Cha-
nukah play, "A Make-Believe Chanukah."
All students of the Bible Class were given
an opportunity to demonstrate their histri-
onic talents. The following cast was selec-
ted: Judas Macabeus, Frank Glickman;
Mattathias, Louis Berner; Simeon, Max
Gaynor; Hymander, Martin Wucher, Aman-
da, Annette Wechsler; Nicander, Seymour
Miller; Messenger, Bernard Frank; Three
Women of Israel, Ethel Mintzer, Helen Eis-
man, Lillian Eisman.
The prologue of the play will be present-
ed by the following students of the Hebrew
school: Mrs. Berg, Eleanor Barrack; Ger-
trude, June Rose Toursh; Millie, Marcia
Kohl; Albert, Sidney Besvinick.
The first rehearsal of the play will be
held at the synagogue Sunday morning at
11:30 o'clock sharp under the direction of
Miss Malvina Weiss. All members of the
cast are urgently requested to be present
at this rehearsal.
Next Wednesday evening, the usual les-
son of the Bible Class will be given by
Rabbi Axelrod during which time Miss
Malvina Weiss will direct the second re-
hearsal of the play.

When the righteous man dies, it is the
earth that loses. The lost jewel will always
be a jewel, but the possessor who has lost
it-well may he weep.

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Miami Beach

I Am Still Rich

Here is an antidote for the business depres-
sion that has been so far overlooked by our fi-
nancial experts, but which is nevertheless heart-
ily recommended.
By ROY L. SMITH in "The Rotarian"
W E HAVE passed through a panic,
suffered from a crash on the stock
market and are now more than half way
through the depression and I am still rich.
It may be true that I have much less to
live on than I had a year ago, but it is cer-
tainly true that I have just as much as
ever to live for. The real values of life are
unshaken and solid.
The stock crash cost us much that we
never had-paper profits which never got
nearer our pockets than the financial pages
of the daily papers. The market failed but
nothing else did. Prices went down but not
one acre lost its fertility and all the elec-
trons, protons, and ether waves went on
working in their accustomed ways.
When the depression came I was com-
pelled to take an invoice and soon discov-
ered that I was still rich. All my capacity
for the enjoyment of life was intact.
My two-hundred-thousand-dollar eyes are
just as good as they ever were. Every land-
scape and sunset is mine if I want it.
Twenty-thousand-dollar scenes and views
are added to my collection almost every
week. A hundred-thousand-dollar sense of
hearing is still unimpaired and by it I be-
come an heir to a world of beauty and in-
Then there's my million-dollar stomach
and a half-million-dollar appetite. No doc-
tor has sentenced me to spinach for the
rest of my life. Better to have plain food
and an appetite than to sit down to a ban-
quet with no appetite. No man can be rich
who is compelled to take orders daily from
his stomach.
The depression has not lowered the value
of a single friendship. Neighbors still greet
us in the same old cordial way, business
associates believe in us, and our sons hold
us in high respect. The wife's welcome at
the close of the day has not depreciated in
the least and our daughters continue to
lavish their affection upon us with the
same old extravagance.
My faith in the goodness of the universe
is unimpaired. By that faith I am embold-
ened as I face defeat and despair. The
prayers my mother taught me and the faith
in God instilled in me by a devout father
remain as priceless treasures no depression
can touch.
No nation becomes great by becoming
rich. Neither does a man find enduring
satisfaction in life by owning something
--only by becoming something. The most
degrading poverty is that which results
from killing the spirit that the body may
be served.
This depression has cost us some of the

things we created but it has robbed us of
none of our power to create. We may lose
some beautiful things but we have lost no
love of the beautiful.
It is a challenge, not a catastrophe. A
generation that has conquered the air and
sent giant planes circling the globe, which
has plunged into the deeps and disported
on the ocean's floor, which has climbed
above the clouds and dived in the strato-
sphere, is now faced with the challenge to
rise above its dependence on mere things
and seek an emancipation of the spirit of
The last six months have been for many
men a thrilling spiritual adventure through
which they have discovered their real
wealth. Bereft of dividends and profits
they are discovering the sustaining pow-
ers of a strong religious faith, the abiding
values of courage, heroism, honor, charity,
and trustworthiness.
A financial crisis can wipe out profits and
bring business to a standstill but charac-
ter is beyond its reach. It can rob us of all
we have but it cannot affect what we are.
The investments we made in ambitious
youth, hospitals, crippled children's camps,
colleges, and service institutions go on pay-
ing dividends. The deepest satisfaction of
life-those which come from sharing and
serving-remain secure.
I am still rich because I am independ-
ently rich-none of my wealth depends
upon business conditions or market reports.
Compliments of The Mercantile Bank & Trust Co.,
701 Washington Ave. at 7th St., Miami Beach, Fla.

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November 16

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November 13, 1931

November 13, 1931TIlE JACOBEAN



510 Barnard St.
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Rabbi:
Many thanks for sending me a copy of
the Jacobean, and I congratulate you for
your invaluable undertaking to increase
and spread the best Jewish folk-tales from
the old world translated into English, fea-
turing articles concerning various Jewish
national, traditional, dogmatical, ceremon-
ial, and philosophical problems. I hope that
you will succeed in your endeavors, en-
lightening the paths of the ideals of the
Jewish faith.
Please accept my appreciation of the very
interesting themes in the children's corner.
Your historical sketches are wonderful and
written with great talent. I perceived in
your various descriptions a representation
of all aspects of Jewish life. You are ex-
pressing in every line the significance of
Jewish historical and educational conscious-
And if in the early stages of your paper
you are so successful, then I hope that in
the days to come you will rise according to
your story of the Rebbe of Nemirov: "If
Not Higher" than successful.
Yours and Co.,
(Signed) Reverend H. Geffen.

Congregation Beth Israel
347 West 34th Street, New York
Dear Rabbi:
A copy of your worthy publication "The
Jacobean" has reached me and after read-
ing its contents, I cannot refrain from writ-
ing you of the splendid impression that it
has made upon me.
To learn that there is an ever-growing,
active Jewish community in Miami Beach,
is of great interest and extreme pleasure
to me. Also your articles I find, are very
illuminating, inspiring and instructive.
I am confident that your Congregation
must derive much satisfaction from such a
publication and from those who serve as
their guides to enlighten them and strength-
en their Jewish consciousness.
May I take this opportunity to congratu-
late you upon your notable work that is a
source of benefit not only to your immedi-
ate community but to all Jewry as well?
It also affords me great pleasure to
note that one of your ardent workers and
leaders is no other than our own honorary
president, Mr. Philip Liberman, who de-
voted many years of service to further the
interests of our Centre. I assure you that
he well merits the important place he oc-
cupies and that he will be a pride and
credit to your community as he has always
been to ours.
Wishing you immeasurable success in

your-religious, literary and educational en-
deavors, I remain
Yours & Co.
(Signed) Rabbi Dr. Joseph Schick.

The Jewels
Rabbi Meir sat during the whole of the
Sabbath-day in the school instructing the
people. During his absence from the house
his two sons died, both of them of uncom-
mon beauty, and enlightened in the Law.
His wife bore them to her bedchamber, and
spread a white covering over their bodies.
In the evening Rabbi Meir came home.
"Where are my sons?" he asked. "I re-
peatedly looked around the school, and I
did not see them there." She reached him
a goblet. He praised the Lord at the going
out of the Sabbath, drank, and again asked:
"Where are my sons?" "They will not be
afar off," she said, and placed food before
him that he might eat. When he had said
grace after the meal, she thus addressed
him: "With thy permission, I would fain
propose to thee one question." "Ask it
then," he replied. "A few days ago a per-
son entrusted some jewels into my custody,
and now he demands them of me; should
I give them back again?" "This is a ques-
tion," said the Rabbi, "which my wife
should not have thought it necessary to
ask. What! wouldst thou hesitate to re-
store to every one his own?" "No," she re-
plied; "but yet I thought it best not to
restore them without acquainting you
therewith." She then led him to the cham-
ber, and took the white covering from the
dead bodies. "Ah, my sons! my sons!" loud-
ly lamented the father. "My sons! the light
of my eyes!" The mother turned away and
wept bitterly. At length she took her hus-
band by the hand, and said: "Didst thou
not teach me that we must not be reluctant
to restore that which was entrusted in our
keeping? See-the Lord gave, and the Lord
hath taken away; blessed be the name of
the Lord."

Beth Jacob Talmud Torah

Announcement is made that a new Bar-
Mitzvah class has been formed. This group,
which consists of students over twelve
years of age, meets nightly at the syna-
gogue at 6:00 p. m. Pupils receive instruc-
tion in readings of the Haphtorah, bless-
ings, and Maphtir. They are also coached
in elocution, preparatory to their Bar-
Mitzvah speeches. New members include
Sidney Besvinick, Eugene Weiss, Lillian
Hellman, Joseph Baum, and Ernest London.
The following pupils will participate in the
Chanukah program: Anita Barrack, Ar-
thur Baida, Ernest London, Joel Gros, Jos-
eph Baum, Nellie Sheer, and Ilona Guttman.
The school is open daily from four to
seven. Courses are given in Hebrew read-
ing and writing, Bible in its original form,
prayers and blessings, and Hebrew songs.
Prospective students please apply to the
principal, Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod.

Beth Jacob Sunday School

Nine new members have enrolled during
the past week. These include a number of
students of Miami who have been attract-
ed by the interesting courses presented by
the able staff and its principal. At the
.ast assembly four students were selected
by Miss Malvina Weiss to participate in the
prologue of the Chanukah play to be pre-
sented December 13. These are June Rose
Toursh as Gertrude; Marcia Kohn as Mil-
lie; Eleanor Barrack as Mrs. Berg; and
Sidney Besvinick as Albert.
Courses are presented every Sunday
morning at 10:00 in the following subjects:
Bible, current events, Hebrew songs, and
moral ethics. Prospective students may
register by applying to the principal, Rabbi
L. Axelrod Sunday mornings, ten to twelve
a. m.

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November 13, 1931

'1'HE JACOBEAN November 13, 1931

Young Israel

Children's Page

My dear grandchildren:
THE last episode of the Chanukah story
appearing on this page will be read
b you with keen interest. It may be a
trifle sad and, who knows, may even bring
a tear to the eyes of our youthful readers.
It certainly did bring a tear to the dim
eyes of your old grandpa as he reflected
upon the final goal of man. But tle sun is
still shining in the Heavens, the flowers
still send their message of hope through
their aromatic perfume, the air is full with
the hidden spirit of life, and so, even in my
old age it seems difficult to think about
anything but the joy of living.
Judas Macabeus, though dead for the
past seventeen hundred years, still lives
with us. Because, my dear children, great
men do not die; only their bodies are laid
to rest beneath the soil, but their heroic
spirit still thrills us with thoughts of die-
hard soldiers who fought desperately to
protect the spark of Judaism.
Only four weeks more and we shall see
Judas Macabeus in the flesh ,impersonated
by a youthful enthusiast of this great war-
rior. Ah! Judas, my friend, you have lived
well and died well. Your death has been
the secret of the life of your successors.
You have inspired those whom you left be-
hind to rise above the coarseness of this
world and to live in a higher atmosphere,
a sphere in which only the spirits of our
brave ancestors speak to each other .
Well, well, time is moving and I am get-
ting older and older. My hand is beginning
to shake as I write these lines, so you will
forgive me, I am sure, if I close with a
grandfather's wish to all his little children
for a very happy Shabbos. Don't forget
about the Shabbos candles!

When the Lights Burned Low
(Continued from last week)
His voice trembled and he faltered a little,
although he knew his part so well:
"0 God of Israel, after weary months
Of toil and heartbreak, Thou hast
led us back,
Back to our Temple and our rescued
Back to the longed-for holy hills of
With trembling hands we light the
sacred lamps;
We watch the altar's flames ascend to
Thee -
Take Thou our hearts, a lowly sacrifice,
Our hearts that thirsted for Jerusalem."
THE boy's voice rang out strong and
clear; he took a step forward, raising

his hands high as a priest at a sacrifice.
He did not hear the great round of applause
that filled the hall; he was hardly aware
that the curtains fell upon the closing tab-
leau. For a minute he forgot where he
was, for it had grown so very near to him,,
the land redeemed from shame and slavery,
the men who had thirsted for Jerusalem so
long seeing it at last through happy tears.
He thought of his grandfather who had
taught him to love Jerusalem and the land
of his fathers, and wanted to hurry back
to tell him not only of the play, as he
had promised to do, but of the vision
which had flashed before him-their own
happy entrance into the city of David.
Ignoring his friends' enthusiastic praises,
not even taking time to change his costume,
Isadore slipped his ulster over his bright
robes and hurried down the back stairs into
the street. It was very late and the streets
were almost deserted.
He ran lightly up the stairs and opened
the door with his latch-key. "Grandfather
surely sat up for us," he thought, as he
walked toward the parlor. Sure enough,
the old man still sat in his chair at the
window, bending forward a little as he
leaned upon his cane. The lights in the
Menorah were burning low; the third night
of Chanukah was nearly over.
"Grandfather," said Isadore, and touched
him lightly on the shoulder.
The old man did not answer. He had fal-
len asleep as he sat visioning the future
in the flickering light of the Chanukah
candles, and as he slept his brave, hopeful
old heart had ceased to beat. For he
was an old man and very tired.
"Grandfather!" cried Isadore, although
he already knew the truth. He crumpled
beside the window sill weeping bitterly. He
did not think of his grief for the loss of the
kind old man who had always loved him
so dearly; nor did he consider his own dis-
appointment, although now many years
might pass before he would be able to visit
Palestine. That was to come later. But at
that moment Isadore wept because after
the long years of waiting his grandfather
would never light his Chanukah candles
in Jerusalem.
The End.

Four shall not enter Paradise: the scof-
fer, the liar, the hypocrite, and the slan-

PHONE 5-1624
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741 Fifth Street
Direct Supervision of Mrs. Pray

Beth Jacob Sisterhood
The sisterhood is giving a bridge at the
Leonard Hotel, Ocean Drive, on Tuesday
afternoon, November 17. A number of
prizes will be awarded for high scores and
refreshments will be served. Price of ad-
mission is 50 cents. Tickets may be ob-
tained by applying to the officers of the
sisterhood. The entire proceeds of this
bridge will go toward the Talmud Torah
Mrs. Rebecca Yunes, president of the
Ladies Auxiliary 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, Iona 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.

The Mark of a Real Man

It is easy to run with the crowd and to
follow the example of that French revolu-
tionary who, hearing the noise and the roar
of the street, cried out, "There go the
people; I must follow them, for I am their
leader." But to stand with patience and
self-control in a post of high responsibility
when a strong current of public opinion
sweeps by, careless of consequences and un-
restrained in its expression of feeling, is
the mark of a real man.-Nicolas Murray



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