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Vol. I. No. 10 December 4, 1931 Price 5 cents

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been devised, and there never will be devised, any law
which will enable a man to succeed save by the exercise
of those qualities which have always been the prerequis-
-*0- .ites of success, the quali,:ies of hard work, of keen intel-
ligence, of unflinching will.

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First Time in Miami Beach

Grand Chanukah Program


A three-act play with prolog to be presented by the students of the

Beth Jacob Bible Class
at the Elementary School Auditorium, Washington Ave. at Fourteenth St.
Miami Beach

Sunday Evening, December 13th
At 8 o'clock.
Other features include:
| Musical Selections by Noted Local Talent
Tap Dancing
-| Acrobatic Dancing
-- Vocal Selections by Cantor Boris Schlachman
Poems, Recitations
Lighting of the Chanukah Candles

Admission 50 Cents

Tickets obtainable at the synagogue or from any member of the Bible Class.

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Published weekly in the interests of Miami Beach Jewry

Vol. 1. No. 10.

Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, December 4, 1931

Price 5 Cents

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

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This evening with the setting of the
sun, Jews the world over will kindle the
first of the eight Chanukah lights, thus
ushering in this Jewish festival, known
as Chanukah, or the Feast of Lights.

W HAT prompted Judas to fix the
celebration of Chanukah in our
calendar of religious and national
events? The majesty and magnifi-
cence of the return to the Temple,
its cleansing of all heathen intrusion,
its rededication to the God of Israel.
How clear an insight we have into
the character of our ancestors! They
did not rush in and raze the Temple
to the ground because Antiochus had
attempted to enthrone Zeus on its
altar. They realized that the real
shrine in which God dwelt was their
hearts their Faith. Winning
back the power to worship as their
fathers had taught them, they clean-
sed the Temple of every abomination
and reconsecrated it to the pure and
undefiled worship of the God of Is-
Today Chanukah has its message
for us as a festival of cleansing and
rededication. No heathen ruler
threatens us with death and destruc-
tion, but our own brethren are bring-
ing strange Gods and false idols into
the sanctuary. Foremost of these
strange idols which are being smug-
gled into the Synagogue is the God of
Simulation. Under the pretense that
the new generation of Jews cannot
understand tne tongue and aspira-
tions of their fathers who hailed from
the ghettos of Europe, efforts have
become more numerous and una-
bashed to make of the Temple anoth-
er cathedral Grudgingly, our
sacred language is being confined to
a few responses chanted by a choir
too gentile of lip to phrase Jewish ac-
cents with warmth and beauty. The
scrolls of the Law still repose in the
Ark, but even this shrine has lost

much of the design which made it a
distinctive Ark of the Covenant.
W E MUST take a resolute stand
against the simulationist and the
assimilationist in our midst, other-
wise Judaism will become anaemic.
On this festival of cleaning, let us
urge our brethren to return to the
purity and loyalty of our fathers.
The study of comparative religion
has shown us how surely imitation of
foreign customs and observances
leads to eventual adaptation and
adoption of them. Men and women
who have fallen away from our faith,
who have intermarried, who have
been loudest in their protestations
that we should not be different from
our neighbors, are those who delight-
ed in childhood upon the festooned
evergreen rather than the Etz Hach-
ayim, the Tree of Life, that is the
Torah, or the hallowed flames of the
Chanukah Menorah with its message
of zeal and steadfastness.
We do not want to be set apart
from the rest of the nations as pe-
culiar, but we do want to remain dis-
tinct in our worship and distinguished
in our exaltation of the One God.
There are those who will call us fa-
natics, zealots, bigots, separatists and
other names regarded as uncompli-
mentary. What matters, however,
the unpleasantness that will attend a
firm attitude toward Jewish loyalty?
All who are aflame with the con-
viction that Judaism still has a mes-
sage for the world and meaning for
the children of Israel must rally to
the banner of the modern Maccabee,
resolved to rededicate our sanctuar-
ies and ourselves to the God of our
fathers, the God of Israel. Each of
us may help to make this a season of
cleansing from all strange worship,
of return to our own heritage, our
own ways. Each of us may demon-
strate to the world that one light
alone shines supreme in our hearts-
the Light of Menorah symbolising the
spirit of religious purity, of heroism,
aye, of martyrdom. Thus fortified,
Israel shall survive, Judaism shall
The sun will go down all by itself,
without thy assistance. Not what thou
sayest about thyself, but what others say.
He who humiliates himself will be lifted
up; he who raises himself up will be hu-
miliated. Whosoever runs after greatness,
greatness runs away from him; he who
runs from greatness, greatness follows


Important Notice
Beth Jacob Kashruth
Committee announces that
only those stores, hotels, or
restaurants bearing posters
signed and dated by the
committee and the rabbi of
the congregation are being
supervised by the commit-
tee and may be depended
upon for Kashruth.
The rabbi and the super-
visor will affix their signa-
tures to these posters each
Look for the date. If you
seek Kashruth, watch for
the poster of the



Congregation Beth Jacob
311 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach

"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 Melting Pot and the Cruse
of Oil."
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-
Minchah services at 5 p. m., after which
Shalosh Seudoth will be served. Sabbath
melodies and short talks on the Parsho will
be included at this traditional feast.

THE JACOBEANDecember 4, 1931


Entertained by Mr. Albert Anis of Bar-
bara Jean Mansions at the Pancoast Hotel
for dinner Thanksgiving evening were:
Daughters of Mr. Anis, Shirley and Helene,
Grace Richmond, Rae Capland, Jeanette
Hohberger, Florence Besvinick and William

From Cleveland, Ohio, are Mr. and Mrs.
W. I. Myer who will spend the winter at
the Florence Hotel.

Of special interest to Canadians is the
fact that Mrs. J. Levit of Toronto, Ont.,
motored to Miami, unaccompanied, in only
four days.

Friends of Francis Bronstein, of 901 Jef-
ferson avenue, will be glad to hear that he
is rapidly gaining health after an opera-
tion at the St. Francis Hospital Tuesday
A guest at Gerson's 1301 Collins avenue,
for the winter, is Mr. H. J. Rome of Wor-
cester, Mass.

Miss Helen Lipton of 619 Meridian ave-
nue entertained a group of friends at her
home last Sunday evening. Piano selec-
tions were rendered by Miss Jeannette
Haberfeld, and Mr. Schwartz entertained
with vocal and violin solos.
I.i *
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gudkofsky and fam-
ily from Biddeford, Me., have returned to
their winter home in Miami Beach at Sec-
ond and Meridian avenue.
Guests at the Strath-Haven Hotel are:
Mr. W. Brewer of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Williams, of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Crey, of Minneapolis,
Minn., Mr. E. Page of New York City, and
Mr. J. Jackson of New York City
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After a brief stay at the Espanola Hotel,
Messrs. S. C. Brookman and L. G. Gallent
of New York City left for the north.
Mrs. Meyer of the Lois celebrated
Thanksgiving Day by having an acquaint-

ance gathering at her apartment. Tenants
from the Lois and neighboring friends at-
tended. Bridge was the feature of the eve-
ning, and after the game the hostess served
Wintering at the Drexel Plaza apart-
ments, is Mrs. Graber of Atlanta, Ga.
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From New York City we have Mrs. L.
Zinn and daughter, Mildred, who will spend
the winter at the Beach View apartments.
Back to Washington, D. C., have gone
Mr. and Mrs. Bishoff who stayed at the
Beach Park Hotel during their visit to Mi-
ami Beach.
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Guests of Mrs. F. Grossman, 361 Jeffer-
son avenue, for the winter are Mrs. F. Co-
hen and daughter, Zelda, of New York City.
Among those who arrived on the Clyde
Mallory Steamship Lines Tuesday after-
noon are Mrs. Malin and daughter, Ruth, of
Flushing, L. I., who are residing at 727 Col-
lins avenue, and Mrs. Prince and 'son of
Roxbury, Mass.
At the William Penn Hotel we have some
honeymooners, Mr. and Mrs. S. Fetterman
from Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Fetterman, well
known in business circles of Cleveland, is
connected with the law firm of Fetterman
and Fetterman.
Through the efforts of Mrs. Rose Weiss,
well known civic and social worker of Mi-
ami Beach, the city has kindly consented
to donate rubber plants and shrubs to the
Synagogue, which will greatly enhance the
beauty of the grounds.
For a short stay at the Al Ray apart-
ments, is Miss Fay Crosby of Ocean City,
N. J.

After spending the summer at her home
in Seagate, New York, Mrs. C. Klimger has
come to Miami Beach and is residing at
the Lois apartments.
Arrived for the season at the Camden
apartments are Mr. and Mrs. Schrieber of
Toronto, Ont.
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Recently returning from Cincinnati, Ohio,
are Mr. and Mrs. M. Schaaf who may be
found at the Michigan apartments.
After spending an enjoyable week at the
Biltmore apartments, Miss Howsforb and
Miss Thompson of Boston, Mass., left for
their home.
Among other arrivals at the Lois apart-
ments for the winter are Mr. and Mrs.
Weinstein of Troy, N. Y.
Miss Frances Druckerman has issued
over 100 invitations for her pupils recital
to be presented Saturday afternoon,

December 5th, at 2:30 at Mazica Hall. The
following pupils will be presented: Marwin
Shepard Cassel, Sylvia Leibovit, Kate Nor-
ris, Maurice Cromer, Dorothy Morris, Belle
Tannenbaum, Marion Freed, Rose Marion
Golden, Chester Cassel, Leonard Lewis, Lil-
lian Kaplan and Lillian Rebuan.
Mrs. A. Sugarman is back with us after
visiting for a short time in New York. She
is stopping at the Beach View apartments.
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Guests at the Alray apartments include:
Mr. and Mrs. A. Tischler of Cedar Hurst,
L. I., and Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg of Ocean
City, N. J.

Mrs. Rose Weiss is happy to announce
that her two sisters, Mrs. S. Glass and Mjs.
P. Jacoby will spend the winter with their
children at the Royal apartments.

At the Biltmore apartments for a short
visit are Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Habas, of De-
troit, Mich.

We are glad to announce that David Hall-
stein of Hicksville, L. I., who has been ill
at the St. Francis Hospital, is rapidly re-
covering and would be pleased to see his

At the Mayfield Court apartments for
the winter season is Mr. Friedlander of
Cincinatti, Ohio.

Mrs. Anna Cohen of Pittsburgh, Pa., re-
cently arrived in Miami Beach and is win-
tering at the Lois apartments.

We are glad to welcome back Mr. and
Mrs. Moesha Rosenberg, and children, Leo-
nard and Edna, from Manhasset, Long Is-
land. They may be found at their home at
Seventeenth street and Lenox avenue.

After weeks of preparation Davidson's
Modern Kosher Restaurant, under the man-
agement of Irving Davidson, has for the
third consecutive season opened its doors.
The kitchen and dining room have been im-
proved by the addition of new modern con-
veniences so as to insure the patrons of
comfort, cleanliness and service. The kitch-
en is under the personal supervision of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Davidson of New Jersey.



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December 4, 1931

Yecbher 4. 1931 T J E

of Social Interest

Mr. A. Bramson, flutist, gave a concert
at Kaplan Hall, Temple Israel, at the Sun-
day School assembly last Sunday morning.
Hayden's Serenade, The Mocking Bird, and
Jewish and Russian folk songs were render-
ed by Mr. Bramson ably assisted at the pi-
ano by Miss Frances Kane. Recitals will
be given the last Sunday in each month dur-
ing the winter season.
Arriving from Biddeford, Maine, this past
week to winter at the Marevista, are Mr.
Joseph Polakewitz and daughter.
Mrs. Lesser of New York is a guest at
the Ocean View Inn for the winter season.

The regular meeting of the Junior Coun-
cil of Jewish Women to be held at Kap-
lan Hall Tuesday, December 8, at 8 o'clock
will be in the form of a Chanukah meeting.
The most important business on hand will
be the discussion of the annual December
dance to be held Wednesday, December 23,
at the Coral Gables Country Club. The
program at this meeting prepared by Hil-
ma Rose, chairman of the religious commit-
tee, consists of a Chanukah play, "The
Awakening," and will be presented by
Ethel Tobin and Leona Rose. Several mu-
sical selections will be rendered. Marjorie
Predinger, the speaker for the evening, has
chosen for her subject, "Our Little Sister."
Following the program refreshments will
be served.
The Junior Hadassah of Miami will hold
a house party at the home of Mrs. Carl
Weinkle, 1405 Pennsylvania avenue next
Saturday evening, December 5th. All mem-
bers who have sold their magazine sub-
scriptions as outlined at the last meeting
are cordially invited. The charge for others
will be 50 cents. Kindly telephone 23480
for reservations. The affair will last from
10 o'clock Saturday evening to ? Sunday.
Come and bring your friends.

The Junior Hadassah is planning an Or-
iental Supper Bridge Sunday evening, De-
cember 13. Novelty entertainment will be
featured. Price of admission is 75 cents
a person. Full details of the affair will
appear in these columns next week.
The Thaler sisters, the Misses Paula,
Beverly and Ronny, entertained a group
of friends at their home, 327 Washington
avenue, last Saturday evening. The guests
enjoyed dancing, bridge and refresh-
ments. The Misses Sylvia Chauncey, Ruth
Davidson, the Thaler sisters, and Messrs.
George and Jack Thaler, Herman Koll, Abe
Weinberg, Irving Lerner, Irving Davidson
and Jack and Nat Nussbaum were present.

"Toy Symphony" Feature At Mana-
Zucca Music Club
Outstanding among the highly entertain-
ing programs presented by the Mana-Zucca
Music Club was the costume recital and
presentation of Haydn's "Toy Symphony"
yesterday at the Civic Theater. The pro-
gram included some of the club's leading
talent, whose numbers were chosen parti-
cularly to suit the voices. Winning much
applause was the Chinese melody played on'
the violin by Marguerite Rittenhouse,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Rittenhouse
(Adelaide Clark).
Equally delightful was the "Marseil-
laise" as sung by Marwin Shepard Cassel
with his mother, Mana-Zucca, at the piano.
The orchestra playing the symphony cre-
ated a roar of laughter and applause as
members paraded up and down the aisles of
the auditorium before taking their seats,
to be directed through the symphony by Ir-
win M. Cassel. Mana-Zucca's delicate
solos upon a toy flute and those of Ely
Swords on a toy instrument provided amuse-
ment while the harmonious strains of the
orchestra progressed. The costumes of the
members were typical of small children.

Alexander Moissi, Non-Jewish Actor,
Indicts Christian World for Its
Persecution of the Jew.

Jewish Daily Bulletin
VIENNA.-At a time when anti-Semi-
tism is gaining ascendancy in virtually
every field of the cultural and economic life
of Germany and Austria, the unawaited
counter-attack upon the anti-Semites by
Alexander Moissi, internationally famous
German actor who recently achieved dis-
tinction as a dramatist with his play "Na-
poleon," has created something of a sen-
sation, the reverberations of which have
not yet died out.
At this period when the records were
replete with acts of physical violence
against the Jews and more subtle form of
torture, Moissi has chosen to pay off an old
score against the anti-Semites in penetrat-
ing fashion.
The press in the Germanic countries has
in recent years conducted a vigorous cam-
paign against Moissi on the assumption
that he is a Jew, or at least of Jewish de-
scent ,and because of his friendly attitude
toward the Jews. In the face of this ava-
lanche of abuse, Moissi persistently main-
tained silence. Recently, however, his pa-
tience came to an end and in an article
which appeared simultaneously in several
German papers, Moissi told the Christian
world a number of sharp truths with a can-
dor that has seldom been equalled by the
Christian intelligentsia.
To underscore the sharpness of his as-
sertions, Moissi began by disclosing that
in his veins and as far back as he is able
to trace his family tree, there flows no
Jewish blood whatsoever. He is of a pure
Aryan strain, a mixture of Italian and Ger-
man blood.

As a Christian, states Moissi, he cannot
stand by and see the virus of anti-
Semitism infect Christian people, nations
and states, robbing them of all semblance
of humanity and justice.
Moissi draws up a list of gruesome anti-
Semitic acts which he accuses some sec-
tions of the Christian world of perpetrat-
ing. Among them he cited the case of the
seven innocent Jews murdered by the
Czecho-Slovakian officer, Karl Horak, for
no other reason than they were Jews.
Czecho-Slovakian justice, Czecho-Slovakian
public opinion regards Horak as a hero,
charges Moissi and no punishment will be
meted out to him. Where Jews are con-
cerned, Christian morality, humaneness and
justice are trampled under foot, he says.
Anti-Semitism has the terrible result of
transforming Christian men into beasts.
"The road of anti-Semitism is a throw-
back to the dark days of the Middle Ages,"
declares Moissi.
Moissi's is the deepest outcry against
ruinous anti-Semitism which has yet been
uttered by a member of the Christian in-
telligentsia, although it is true that more
than one member of this group has been
the target of sharp attack because he was
suspected of having one drop of Jewish
blood in his veins.
It may very well be that the intensive
research preparatory to the writing of his
play gave Moissi a deeper insight into the
suffering endured by the Jewish people to
achieve emancipation and aroused his sym-
pathy. This may be responsible in part for
his challenging call to the Christian world
to desist. But whatever the reasons be for
his courageous stand, and whatever the out-
come be, the fact that he dares accuse his
own kind in an era notable for the vigor of
its persecutions of the Jews, will be long
remembered with gratitude by the Jewish
community. It may well be that his chal-
lenge will be caught up by others.




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December 4 1931


Kane 's Kollege


Wilh li c f 'iit, Shliudents of 3lia i
I'l i r)sity.
W ASN'T T'hanksgiving a wonderful
day for all of us? Ideal weather,
with thanks in our hearts for God's many
blessings a day spent happily with the
family and that wonderful meal of
"Kosher" turkey, cranberry sauce, pump-
kin pie, ending in that satisfied lazy feel-
ing that we have when we know that an-
other spcontul of food would be just an
ut;er impossibility?

There is no place like home on Thanks-
giving, which accounts, I am sure, for the
visits of so many of our Florida State Col-
lege boys. Earl Hirsch, president of Phi
Beta Delta Fraternity, Mel Richard, Alvin
Casse Judd Fisher, Simon Lipton, Phil
Breman, David Fleeman, Albert Levinstein,
Harold Tannw'nbaum, Ralph Kirsch, Frank
iLse and Moe Rosin comprise the list of
hoime-comers. What a treat it was for
these young men to dun bathing suits and
loll on the beach, enjoying Miami's June
weather-so different from the cold of
Cain sville. I am wondering, as I write
this article, if the college professors got
miiuch response from these boys at classes
Mlonday-you know, the morning after the
night before!

What a great football game was wit-
nessed at Moore Park Friday night! Score
9-0 in favor of the University of Miami,
wih Erskine the sad loser. Stanley Phil-
lips and George Reichgott, two of. our Phi
Ep boys, helped a great deal in putting
that game over for Miami. We are
proud of the fine exhibition our tumbling
team gave between halves. This team also
appeared on the Empty Stocking Fund
Ipogram held at Bay Front Park Thursday

Have you heard about the fifteen year
old girl who is studying at the Uni-
versity this year? She is Rose Gross, from
New York City. While most girls of that
age are sti.l in Junior High School, she
is in college preparing to be a Latin teach-
er. Miss Gross lives in Miami Beach. This
brilliant young lady deserves our congra-
tulations and we wish her every possible

While I am on the subject of exception-
al students, let me call special attention
ti Helen Kantor and Mi.ton A. Friedman,
both of whom received marvelous grades
for the first six weeks of this semester.

I wonder how many of our readers at-
tended the concert conducted by Walter


Grossman and presented by the Junuior
Symphony Orchestra Thanksgiving night
in celebration of Progress Week at Coral
Gables. Those who did enjoyed a splendid
program, which was as follows:
Concerto for Violincelio in A Minor
First and Second Movement Leonard Rose
Unfinished Symphony Shubert
.Allegro Moderato
Andante Connoto
Overture, "Orpheus in the Underworld"
One of the outstanding numbers was the
cello concerto played by 13-year-old Leon-
ard Rose, who is a pupil of Walter Gross
man and who has exceptional talent for
one so young.
This Junuior Symphony Orchestra con-
sists of 42 young musicians, the Jewish
members being: Sylvia Mi.ler, Mildred
Greenberg, Evelyn Kane, Frances Kane,
A. Bramson, Irving Coret and Robert

The election of officers of Phi Epsilon
Pi fraternity resulted as follows: Jerome
Cohn, superior; Joe Fleischaker, vice-su-
perior; Albert Kurtzon, treasurer; Jack
Daly, secretary; George Reichgott. sergeant
at arms; Robert Cohn, quarterly represen-
tative; and Ben Berner, house manager.
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Upsilon Lambda Phi sorority held a lun-
chon meeting at the University Wednesday
where matters of interest to the sorority
were discussed.
My al.oted space is filled, so until next
week, at the same time, Good-bye and good

New Rabbi Elected
Rabbi A. Levine of New York City has
been elected as spiritual leader of Congre-
gation Beth Abraham, S. W. Fifth avenue,
Miami. He will occupy the pulpit of that
congregation on Friday evening when he
will speak on "The Contribution of the
Jew to Civilization."
Sabbath morning, beginning at 9:00 a.
in., Rabbi Levine will speak in Yiddish on
the portion of the week. Shalosh Seudoth
will be served at 5:00 p. m.

Doty's Transfer
131 Seventh St. Phone 5-1515
Is local representative on Miami
Beach for the

L.&L. Freight Line, Inc.
which are under supervision of the
Railroad Commission, is bonded, and
handle shipments of any kind and size
including pianos, furniture, etc.,, be-
tween Miami and Jacksonville and in-
termediate points, with connections to
West Coast and North.

December 4, 1931

City Council Offers $80,000
For Ocean Front Lots

The city council of Miami Beach at its
meeting Wenesday passed a resolution of-
fering to purchase an ocean front block be-
tween second and third street for $80,000,
provided the owners could deliver the pro-
perty for that figure.
Several weeks ago John B. Reid, realtor,
offered this property to the city for $90,000.
At a subsequent meeting the proposal was
voted down by the council, 4 to 3, with
Mead, Hice, Levi and Clements against the
This week Mr. Reid again offered the
property to the city for $83,900, and after
considerable argument a motion was made
by Councilman Baron de Hirsch Meyer pro-
posing to pay $80,000 for the property. The
motion carried 4 to 3, with Clements, Chil-
ders, McCarthy and Meyer favoring it.
Mead, Levi and Hice voted no, with em-
The property consists of eight ocean
front lots 50 feet wide and extending back
from Collihs avenue to the ocean, well over
200 feet.
Terms for the sale call for $30,000 cash,
with the balance in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years,
at 6 per cent interest.
Mr. Reid refused to comment on the coun-
cil's action, but close followers of the trans-
action believe that he will be able to de-
liver the property to the city under the
terms of Mr. Meyer's resolution.


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The well known Ocean View Inn,
situated on Ocean Drive and Second
street, announces the grand opening,
Sunday evening, December 6. This
hotel has been entirely remodelled,
and will greatly enhance the general
appearance of South Beach, present-
ing a pleasing facade overlooking the
ocean. To those who remember the
original start of this establishment,
it will come as a great surprise, the
contrast between the old and the new
being most striking. From a small

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insignificant and, we might add,
ramshackle building, it has developed
into a beautiful, elegant and well
appointed hotel, with an excellent
dining room service. Mr. and Mrs. B.
Silverman, the proprietors, are to be
highly commended on their spirit
of enterprise and energy.
The re-opening will be marked by
a gala affair which will take place at
the hotel Sunday evening, December
6th, at 6:30 o'clock. This event will
open with a first class banquet at
which prominent citizens of the
Beach will participate. Other fea-
tures of the evening include: Musi-
cal selections and popular Jewish
melodies by Cantor Boris Schlach-
man. A most enjoyable evening may
be expected.

"Saying from Ethics of the Fathers"
Simeon, son of Gamliel said, "All my days
I have grown up amongst the wise, and I
have found naught of better service than
silence; not learning but doing is the chief
thing; and whoso is profuse of words causes

Ben Zoma said, "Who is wise? He who
learns from all men. Who is mighty? He
who subdues his passions. Who is rich?
He who rejoices in his portion. Who is
honored? He who honors others."

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In Lighter Vein

He Was A Congenial Neighbor
Boro Park, or as it is facetiously called,
"Boruch Park," on account of its distinct-
ly Jewish aspect, "Boruch" being a good
Jewish prenomen, has its peculiar real es-
tate problems and real estate anecdotes.
Here is one which is characteristic of
the rest.
A Jewish merchant, who had made a for-
tune in the clothing business, bought a
beautiful home in Boro Park. For a year
or so it was one of the landmarks of that
section. The Jews of Boro Park pointed
to it as a monument to the genius of the
Jew for beauty and harmony.
Then two huge apartment houses sprang
up, one on each side of the private house.
These two pyramids completely dwarfed
the little house and deprived it of its for-
mer unlimited supply of air and sunshine.
Moreover, the tenement-dwellers found it
expedient to throw refuse upon the roof of
the pigmy structure. As a result its roof
was always under a heavy load of disem-
boweled mattresses, broken bottles, punc-
tured aluminum and tons of garbage. All
appeals to the janitors and to the neigh-
bors proved of no avail. At last the owner
decided to sell his house regardless of
In response to an ad, he received a tele-
phone call from a prospective buyer. The
unsightly condition of the roof, however,
caused him considerable apprehension.
So he ascended to the roof and, with the
help of his own and neighboring janitors,
succeeded in removing the debris, and re-
storing the roof to its pristine beauty.
When the prospect had inspected the
house he expressed his thorough satisfac-
On the sidewalk, in front of the mansion,
the two men were standing, admiring the
architecture and discussing terms, when a
violent thud was heard from the roof.
Looking up, they beheld a huge decayed
mattress, which had been flopped on the
roof through a window of an adjacent
house. A milk bottle soon after landed with
a crash.
The proprietor's face turned crimson
with rage. There was no doubt in his mind
that the transaction was off.
"Some of these new neighbors are simply
a nuisance," commented the owner of the
mansion. "They think it's Hester street,
and chuck everything through their win-
dows. But let this not trouble you. I am
going directly to the board of health and
lodge a complaint. Don't worry, they will
stop it all right." "Well," calmly coun-
seled the prospective buuyer, "I wouldn't
auvise you to make any complaints. It is-
n't ni-e and it isn't neighborly. Who cares?
i:. even seek to encourage them in this
practice. The more they throw the better
for me. You see, I'm a junk dealer, and I
I, p2 tJ c ean up quite a bit from this junk."

Suit Yourself
The shabby, patriarchal gentleman re-
tained for three days the very best room in
the small hotel of the Lithuanian town.
During that time he ordered the best of
food, and drinks, and smokes, and showed
his lavishness in many other ways.
The fourth day in the morning, he said
good-bye to the hotel man and began to
walk out.
"Pardon me," stammered the proprietor
of the hostelry, in embarrassment, "but you
have not paid yet."
"Sorry," responded the departing guest,
"I haven't got a copeck. But I am going
around town to make a collection. You see.
I'm a beggar by trade, and as soon as I
make enough I'll pay you."
"No, sir," protested the proprietor, "I
can't trust you."
"It you can't trust me," retorted the beg-
gar, "come along with me."
"What!" flared up the hotelkeeper. "I,
going with you to beg? The idea!"
"Well," suggested the mendicant, not at
all nonplussed, "if it is beneath your dignity
to go with me, you may go alone."

Meddling Posterity
A middle-aged couple came to a rabbi to
be divorced. The minister tried to bring
about a reconciliation, but his efforts were
in vain. They were tired of each other and
nothing but a permanent separation could
bring peace to their minds.
But the difficulty in sharing up their
offspring seemed insurmountable. They
had nine children and each wanted to get
the custody of five, leaving the remainder
for the other.
"The problem has only one solution," said
the religious leader. "Postpone your di-
vorce for a year, and maybe during that
period the Lord will send you another child."
A year passed and the couple did not
show up. One day the divine met his con-
stituent on the street. There was a troubled
look in his face and he seemed to be utter-
ly despondent.
"Now," inquired the holy man, "are you
ready for a divorce?"
"No," replied the unhappy man. "I'm
afraid I'll have to wait another year."
"What? No child came?"
"No, two came."


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December 4, 1931


The Old

Curiosity Shop
(With apologies to Charles Dickens)
Merely Curious to Know

Why Jack is so domesticated these days?
Where Alphonse dined Sunday?
Why Jeannette sang Xmas Carols Satur-
day night?
Why Ran acted so queerly Friday night?
Why two young men are rivals for a cer-
tain lady's hand?
When Jimmy is going to move to 139
Meridian avenue?
What the attraction is at a certain res-
: *
Why Lee left the dance so early?
When Ben is coming back, and isn't it
Why Lottie was angry Friday night?
If Dave really prefers the island to civi-
Why Hortense refused to go to the party
that certain evening?
If that call Murry made at the La Vida
wasn't a big surprise?
1: *
Why the blonde attracted so much atten-
tion Friday night?
If the visitor understood Boris's remark?
Why Max was wiggling his ears the other
What the staff does every afternoon at
four-and aren't you jealous?
Why Al persists in speaking so ignomin-
ously to the girls?

New Cafeteria Opens
A long felt want is at last being fulfilled
at the Beach this week, when the Eppes-
Essen Cafeteria opens its doors to the Pub-
lic Sunday, December 6th. Miami Beach
has never before had a cafeteria specializ-
ing in American-Jewish cooking.
Herbert Snowe, well known here at the
Beach, and former manager of the Eppes-
Essen Restaurant, is going to be in full
charge of the cafeteria. Associated with
him will be David Owaroff, experienced
in the cafeteria field. This combination
should make the Eppes-Essen Cafeteria
one of the most popular eating places here.
The policy of the firm will be to give fine
quality foods at very reasonable prices,
planning on large volume business with
small profits.
Their host of friends congratulate them
on this enterprise and wish them success.

Science Professor: "This gas is deadly
poison, what steps would you take if it es-
Bright Student: "Long ones."

Congratulations and Best
Wishes for Success
to the

Eppes-Essen Cafeteria

604 Fifth Street

Best Wishes for Success
to the
Eppes-Essen Cafeteria

Economy Bottled
Gas Co.
501 N. E. First Avenue
Miami, Florida

Best wishes for success to the

G. & L. Food Center
Delicatessen Groceries
Fruits and Vegetables
243 Collins Ave. Phone 5-1901



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December 4 1931

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Announcing the


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Sunday, Dec. 6th

The only Jewish-A merican
Cafeteria on the Beach.

Special for Opening Day



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Under the same manage-
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THE JACOBEAN December 4, 1931

Red Out of Red

Extracts from "The Wonder of Life"
(Continued from Last Week)
O DAM min ha-adamah." The univer-
.'! sal processes that have called worlds
out of wan vagueness into the clear defini-
tion of the first dawn, have created me, too,
using the same tools, employing the same
materials. The currents of being that flow
from end to end, without outlet or inlet,
wind within me, too; and they thrill my
soul with this wondrous rich red warmth.
This soft skin, with its tender pink reflec-
tions playing in it and here and there deep-
ening into crimson; this firm flesh that
sends its tints gleaming through the sur-
face; this beautiful white brain flushed
with carmine rivers of blood, through which
race on vibrating nerve strings the eager
messages of the soul; this fine frame of
curving lines, out of which shiness the star-
ry wonder of the eyes: all this bundle of
sensibilities and immortal desires; nay, all
this that is steadily mounting upward with
resistless impulse to where thought resides,
love aspires, and the vision of the soul
kindles its red-hot watchfires on the peak
of existence; all this, and still more that
tongue cannot tell-all this wild rhapsody
of red living and striving-has arisen out
of the red mother at our feet! Shall I then
not sing, who am her son, my red song of
one-ness, my burning hymn of universal
and everlasting life: "Adam min ha-ada-
"Adam min ha-adamah." _One as I am
with all being, one with the earth and all
that therein is, one with the currents of
life that flow in and out of me, and one
with the sky and its flaming desire; can I
not confidently entrust myself to the In-
finite Stream, let it carry me whither it
list? I am at home everywhere, wherever
my feet are planted on the mother dust.
Even death cannot pale the essential red-
ness of my life, nor can any weather of the
world quench my fire. This red-hot in-
tensity, which I know to be my Self, will not
be lost or dissipated in death, but will be
freed into limitless ardors. The time will
come when, like Elijah, I shall be all flame;
and, mounting aloft in death's fire chariot,
my song still will be: "Adam min ha-ada-
mah!" Redness out of Redness. Redness
seeking redness. .
Then, once again, the Hymn of Creation
will ring forth, to accompany me on my
new adventure, singing the great cosmis
epic; how in the beginning out of the fiery
heart of God there leaped forward a flam-
ing longing, burned itself into red clay,
rose again from thence into the blazing
breast of man, to seek the heavens at last
through the mighty upswing of his flame-
clad spirit.

Israel's Loyalty
There was once a man who betrothed
himself to a beautiful maiden and then
went away, and the maiden waited and he
came not. Friends and rivals mocked her
and said, "He will never come." She went
into her room and took out the letters in
which he had promised to be ever faithful.
Weeping she read them and was comfort-
ed. In time he returned, and inquiring how
she had kept her faith so long, she showed
him his letters. Israel in misery, in cap-
tivity, was mocked by the nations for her
hopes of redemption; but Israel went into
her schools and synagogues and took out
the letters, and was comforted. God would
in time redeem her and say, "How could
you alone among all the mocking nations
be faithful?" Then Israel would point to
the Law and the Prophets and answer,
"Had I not your promise here?"

Hillel used to say, "The more flesh, the
more worms; the more property, the more
anxiety; the more women, the more witch-
craft; the more maid-servants, the more
lewdness; the more men-servants, the more
robbery; the more Torah, the more life;
the more schooling, the more wisdom; the
more counsel, the more understanding; the
more charity, the more peace."

"It was very romantic," said her friend.
"He proposed to her in an automobile."
"Yes?" queried the other friend.
"And she accepted him in the hospital."

"I wish I'd known that tunnel was going
to be as long as that-I'd have kised you."
"Phil! Wa -wasn't it you who kissed

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December 4, 1931 THE JACOBEAN


Around the Handball Courts
W HAT happened to all of our hand-
ball enthusiasts last Sunday? It was,
as D. W. would say, mostly "all quiet on
the western front." Nevertheless, we did
see Sam Blank playing his usual hard game
-and a good one at that. Another boy that
cleverly throws the ball around is Sam
Silverman. We wonder if Al Berkowitz's
fine playing scared the boys away Sunday?
Still, we noticed that the Thaler boys were
present, and in usual form. With Milton
Weiss back, we can get ready for the big
tournament. We find some good material
in Abe Weiner. Let's not forget the three
University of Florida boys, Herman Knoll,
Abe Weinberg and Irving Lerner, who spent
Thanksgiving holidays here and indulged
in handball during their stay. Also, Jack
and Nat Nussbaum are with us again. Both
boys are practicing earnestly and expect
to bring handball honors back to Fleisch-
man. We'll be looking for a bigger and
better crowd next Sunuday to watch the
handball fun.

On the sport map this week we find
Charlotte Besvinick and Lillian Eisman
interested in hockey. The girls play fre-
quently at Flamingo Park and Charlotte
is considered one of the best players there.

Mrs. Ruth Goldstrom, last year's south-
ern tennis champion, has entered the Fla-
mingo Park Girl's Tennis Tournament.
Mrs. Goldstrom is scheduled to play next
Wednesday afternoon to ,determine this
year's champion.

The Bible Class Boys Diamond Ball team,
which had been scheduled to play diamond
ball at Ada Merritt field last Sunday, has
postponed the game to Sunday, December

Among the girls to still play on the Ida
M. Fisher Girl's Tennis team are: Ethel
Mintzer, Helen and Lillian Eisman, and
Sophia Besvinick. Ethel is runnerup for
the senior girls.

The Bible Class Boys Basketball team will
play against the A. Z. A. boys of Miami
next Sunday morning at Flamingo Park.

Mismanagement of Team
4 STRONG rally in the last few min-
utes of the game, when the Young
Men's Club came from behind to score
enough goals to win, featured the contest
with the White Temple five last Monday
evening. The score was 18 to 17. Weinkle
and A. Grossman were outstanding.
As this game will cite a good example for

'what this writer has to say, let us go be-
hind the footlights and study a little tra-
gedy that is being enacted.
For the first time in this city's history,
material from which a championship team
can be constructed is available. The Jew-
ish boys have the material and from lack
of good judgment, and lack of impartiality,
the team is being ruined. On November
12, the Young Men's Club played the White
Temple team. At the end of the first
half, the White Temple team was leading
14 to 6. Although the Jewish boys had a
better team man for man, they were being
defeated. The reason for that was that
one of the forwards was forgetting that
there were four others beside himself on the
team. He was trying to play the whole
team himself. In dribbling down the field,
in refusing to pass the ball to a team mate
in a more advantageous position, in throw-
ing wild passes, he corrupted the morale of
the entire team. In the second half, this
man was pulled and another, who was pass-
ing the ball and working with the club, was
put in the game. The result was apparent
immediately. The boys showed teamwork.
They were more careful in their passing.
It was proven when the Men's Club finally
won 28 to 19.
Last Monday, the same teams clashed
again. Once more the same thing occurred.
The individual player was put in the game
and the man who has been coached to play
a game of passing and who inspires the
proper morale, was left on the sidelines.
The results were inevitable. Again the
same thing that happened in the first game
occurred Monday night. The end of the
first half found the Men's Club behind 15
to 6. The Jewish team did not score a
single field goal. The game was finally
won by one point and that was more luck
than anything else.
The facts and figures are as plain as
the writer's nose. The coach and captain are
pulling the wool over their own eyes, and
refuse to see what they are doing. Three
of the players have expressed the opinion
that this individual player is a detriment
to their team. In the rest of the games
this was again proven convincingly and now
it is the duty of the players, the coach and
anyone interested to see that justice is done.
For if it is not, hopes for a winning com-
bination are to be abandoned.

Harry Z. Silverman


Physician & Surgeon
the removal of his office
760 Collins Ave. cor. Eighth St.
Phone 5-1754

1431 President St.,
Brookly, N. Y.
Dear Editor:
Could the Jacobean help a young lady in
distress? But seriously, it looks as if I'm
to be deprived of a sight of the golden
sands of old Miami shore this winter.
My only solution is to get a position
there, which I know are at a premium. I
am twenty-four years old and have had
six years of bookkeeping, typewriting and
selling experience.
I would like to get employment in a
hotel where I could be sure of board and
lodging then I would not want much salary.
Could you suggest ways and means, or
better still you may be able to recommend
some position. Thank you.
Yours and co.
Sonia Gorelik..

Aunt Claire: "Well, Helen, I see you've
landed a man at last."
Fisherman's daughter: "Yes, auntie,
but you ought to see the ones that got

Sally: "I think you would be happier if
you married a man with less money."
Anne: "Well, don't worry! He'll soon
have less."

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December 4, 1931


THE JACOBEAN December 4, 1931



Submitted by ETHEL E. WAX
Olive avenue, entertained with a de-
lightful party Thanksgiving evening. Danc-
ing was the main feature of the evening
and refreshments were served at a late
hour. Among those present were: Miss
Kate Raphael, John Griffith, Sara Berg-
man, Albert Furman, Ethel Wax, Chuck
Goldberg, Amelia Shahin, Bob Bambroke,
Sadie Verschlieser, Sol Plank, Barbara Mc-
Gann, Jack Kapner, Dave Goldsmith, Jean
Goldberg, Irving Kapner and Sam Turock.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Kell-
man regret to learn that they have re-
turned to Miami to make their home. They
take with them the good wishes of the
many friends they have made in this city
during their stay here.
Mr. Dave Sontag, owner of the Sontag
Shoe Store who has been in this city for
several weeks, has returned to his home
in Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Geiger who
have spent the summer in Bar Harbor,
have returned and opened their beautiful
home on Dunbar Road, Palm Beach.
Mr. Ben Bengas and Mr. Ben Karp, fa-
miliarly known as "big and little Ben",
have returned to Palm Beach to reopen
their shoppe on the Lake Trail. Delighted
to have you with us, Bens.
The friends of Harvey M. Gais of Palm
Beach regret to learn that he is very ill at
his home in Palm Beach and wish him a
speedy journey to good health.
Mrs. Maurice Dickson entertained her
bridge club with a delightful party at her
home on Hampton Road. Enjoying the eve-
ning with Mrs. Dickson were Misses Jean
Goldberg, Ethel Wax, Sara Bergman, Kate
Raphael ,Sadie Verschlieser, Amelia Sha-
hin and Mrs. Paul Shahin. High score
awards went to Amelia Shahin and Jean
Goldberg. Miss Wax was consoled.
Messrs. 0. P. Gruner, T. S. Myers and S.
Goldman have returned from a combined
business and pleasure trip to New York
and other northern points.
Mr. Al Furman of Jacksonville is spend-
ing several days here.
Rehearsals are under way for the Cha-
nukah play to be given by the Beth El Sab-

bath school at the community house, De-
cember 13. A delightful program is being
prepared for that evening. Tickets may be
purchased from Rabbi Kleinfeld and Miss
Ethel Wax. A general rehearsal will be
held during the Sunday school session next
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Benjamin Wax entertained with a
delightful bridge party at her home on
Georgia avenue in honor of Mrs. Max Wein-
berger who was the house guest of her
daughter, Mrs. Ed. Schwartz. Those en-
joying the evening with the hostess and
guest of honor were, Mesdames Sam Shut-
zer, Frank Barer, Morris Dubin, Jack Lev-
enthal, Ed. Schwartz, and Martin Dubin.
High score went to Mrs. Sam Shutzer and
the guest of honor was presented with
guest prize.
The weekly card party under the aus-
pices of the Sisterhood Beth El was held
Sunday night, November 29, at the home
of Mrs. George Frye, 216 Evernia street.
There was a goodly attendance and Mrs.
Harry Greenblatt was awarded high score.
The next meeting of the Sisterhood Beth
El will be held at the home of Mrs. H.
Blicher, Tuesday night, December 8, 336
Monroe Drive. A great many important
matters are to be discussed and members
are urged to attend.
*' *
Mr. Al Elliot of Miami is now residing
in West Palm Beach as manager of the
Sontag Shoe Shop.
Friday evening, at 8:15, the regular serv-
ice will be held in Reform Congregation
Beth Israel. Dr. Carl N. Herman, Rabbi,
will officiate. The service will be in cele-
bration of the Festival of Chanukah.
4 *
Last Tuesday evening, Beth Israel Sis-
terhood held its regular monthly meeting
with Mrs. Dave Feldman, the president, pre-
siding. The following program was pre-
sented: An address by Mrs. Virgil D.
Chandler, vocal selections by Miss Lidabel
Chandler accompanied by Mrs. Harry A.
Lee, and Jewish Current Events by Mrs.
Carl N. Herman.

The Beth Israel Sisterhood will give the
children of the Religious School a Chanu-
kah treat next Sunday morning after the
school session. Mr. Abe Kominers has pre-
sented the children of the Religious School
with Chanukah Menorans and candles.
*4 *
Mrs. I. M. Prager, Mrs. R. W. Apte, Mrs.
Dave Feldman, Mrs. Albert H. Gasper and
Mrs. Carl N. Herman participated in the
Red Cross Roll Call drive during the past
Last Sunday evening, Beth Israel Sister-
hood sponsored a card party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Wolfe. A very fine

gathering enjoyed the evening. High score
prizes were won by Mrs. Sam A. Goldstein,
Mrs. Carl N. Herman, Mrs. Abe Kerman,
Mrs. Harry Halpern, Mr. M. Manassa and
Mr. Abe Kerman.

Mr. Ralph A. Sinkoe of Charlotte, N. C.,
was a visitor in this city as a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Meltz.

The weekly card party of the Sisterhood
Beth El wil be held Sunday night, Decem-
ber 6, at the Horton Inn on Peruvian Ave.,
Palm Beach. Mrs. Ben Ryder will be the
hostess. Tickets may be purchased from
Mrs. Ryder. Reservations may be made by
calling 20874 or 22663.
Regular Friday night services will be
held at the Community House Beth El at
8:00 P. M. with Dr. A. S. Kleinfeld, rabbi,
officiating. The text of the sermon will be

Merely Curious to Know
How a certain dark-eyed young lady and
a light-eyed chap enjoyed the full moon
and ocean breezes last week?

Why the chaise lounge in Jean's sunpar-
lor was so well occupied just a few nights

Why we have heard so much "meowing"
around here of late?

Why a certain young man had a flat tire
so far out of town on a moonlit night?

Why Irving is always so tired?


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Michel Klemtner
Invites You to Stop at the

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Washington, Cor. Espanola Way

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one block.
$8.00 per week single. Very low
season and monthly rates.

December 4, 1931


December 4, 1931 THE JACOBEAN


A NTOINETTE reclined comfortably
on her bed, and, stoically, for the
ninth time, meditatively contemplated the
mediocre part she played in this great
drama-life. Her thoughts, at first, were
of those dear to her. Her sister, Rosa, had
left hurriedly half an hour ago, fearful lest
she be late for her new position. In her
imagination, Antoinette could still hear the
click of her sister's high heels as they made
their way down the two flights of stairs to
mingle with many others bound for similar
destinations. Benito, her brother, had fol-
lowed soon after. She could just see him
swagger down, and smiled to herself at his
bravado-which she knew was assumed.
Then, after having cleaned up the morning's
mess, her mother had departed to help her
father in their fruit store. Her father she
did not see as he departed before she arose.
Antoinette sighed. One by one her dear
ones had gone-down there. A hasty kiss,
a pat-and they were gone. Antoinette
was alone with her thoughts. .
At lunch time, her mother would pant-
ingly rush in and quickly feed her some
lunch. Then, still breathless from her ex-
ertions, she would hastily depart, mutter-
ing something about it being busy in the
store. At four-thirty, she would run in
again and prepare a supper for the children
which she left on the stove over a small
light to keep it warm. Then, again to the
At six, Rosa would come home, tired,
and wearily set up plates for two. About
then, Benito would arrive. They would
both enter her room, and ask the same
questions that they had asked of her every
day as far back as she could remember.
"Did you eat? Anyone here? Any mail?
What did you do all day? -" Then,
after receiving the usual answers, they
would give her supper. Then they both
would sit down to eat. After supper, Rosa
would clear the table and begin to pre-
pare for the nightly entrance of her Romeo
-one Enrico. In between her maneuver-
ings around the house, she would manage
to play a late jazz record on the victrola,
which she would accompany by whistling.
WISHING to enjoy the sport pages of'
the evening paper in quietude, Benito
would enter Antoinette's room and com-
fortably seat himself in a big rocking-
chair. Antoinette would know better, from
past experiences, than to attempt a con-
versation at this time. A little later, En-
rico would call and take Rosa away. "Don't
be lonesome, dear," Rosa would say as she
kissed her good-night. Then Benito would
sleek up and depart for the poolroom and
the "Avenue," where his gang flirted with
the passing girls.
At ten, her mother would once more ar-
rive, and prepare supper for her father,

who came in a little later. After supper,
he would sit in his chair and read an Ital-
ian paper, while her mother pursued her
household duties and carried on heated
conversation with him at the same time.
Then, after all was over, they would go to
bed. .
Good little heart that she was, she al-
ways thought of them first. But now of
herself. Antoinette raised her
hands, and, encumbered by paralyzed legs,
grasped the upper part of her bed and drew
herself up to a sitting posture. She was
now in the position whereby she could plant
her elbows on the window sill and look
out-down there. Down there, she saw-
On the corner, a merry-go-round was be-
seiged by a clammering host of children.
A group of girls played skipping rope,
which was a difficult task on the crowded
thoroughfare. A gang of boys played
punchball in the street. Women, with baby
carriages, clustered about in front of the
house entrances. All these and many more
familiar scenes greeted her. She did not
belong down there, but she knew it all.
How wonderful it would be down there
playing skip-the-rope!
Suddenly her heart seemed to stop beat-
ing. Then, as if to make up for the delay,
it began to beat at a furious pace. For,
Antoinette has espied Gabriel-her Gabriel!
How nice how clean how manly he
looked! It was his turn to hit at the ball.
His team mates were yelling: "Come on,
Gabriel, sock the ball!" A throw; a hit-
WHAM-a home run! Pandemonium broke
loose. A hero. Her hero!
She was sitting on the sill now; her
face flushed; her heart glad. Oh, if he
could only know; if he would only glance
up; if she could only be near him! She
leaned forward-to get a better glimpse of
her Galahad .
Gabriel was the first to reach her-

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Earthly Treasures
Alexander, the world conqueror, came
across a simple people in Africa who knew
not war. He lingered to learn their ways.
Two citizens appeared before their chief
with this point of dispute: One had bought
a piece of land and discovered a treasure
on it; he claimed that this belonged to the
seller, and wished to return it. The seller,
on the other hand, declared that he sold
the land with all it might contain. So he
refused to accept the treasure. The chief,
turning to the buyer, said: "Thou hast a
son?" "Yes." And, addressing the seller,
"Thou hast a daughter?" "Yes." "Marry
one to the other and make the treasure
their marriage portion." They left content.
"In my country," said the surprised Alex-
ander, "the disputants would have been
imprisoned, and the treasure confiscated
for the king." "Is your country blessed
by sun and rain?" asked the chief. "Yes,"
replied Alexander. "Does is contain cat-
tle?" "Yes." "Then it must be for the
sake of these innocent animals that the
sun shines upon it; surely its people are
unworthy of such blessing."

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TH AOEA eebe ,13

Young Israel

Children's Page

My dear grandchildren:

AT LAST, after weeks and weeks of
waiting, Chanukah makes its grand en-
trance. This evening, at sunset, we shall
solemnly kindle the first Chanukah candle.
We shall also repeat three blessings. The
first, praising God who commanded us to
kindle these lights: the second, blessing the
God who performed miracles for our an-
cestors: the third, for having preserved us
to this day. After this, we recite a short
prayer, testifying that the Chanukah can-
dles are holy. A little wax candle, flicker-
ing weakly on the shelf. What are you?
Are you a spirit, a message, an angel in
disguise or what, that you inspire so much
hope in the heart of the Jew. Surrounded
by enemies, oppressed and persecuted in
strange lands, living in misery and pain,
the Jew never forgets his duty toward his
God, and kindles these Chanukah candles
with a tear in his eyes as he reflects upon
the battles of Judas with the Greeks, his
heroism in spite of his smaller army, his
death-defying spirit and his super-human
courage and determination.
You, my dear children, who stand upon
the chair, and light this first candle tonight,
feel the same thrill of performing a good
deed as did our fathers before us. Look
into the glare of the candle, and read its
message, the unwritten words lying in the
holy flame. The flame speaks to you, ap-
pealing to your finer feelings, calling you
to a sense of your duty to God, to your
parents and to yourself.
And then, there are the Latkes: those
juicy steaming hot pancakes which Grand-
pa loves. So, after you have performed the
Mitzvah of lighting the candles, there is
the reward of the Latkes, to say nothing
.of the Chanukah Gelt (if you are smart
enough and can work it.) So, after all, our
festivals aren't so bad, come to think of
it. They give us everything. A sense of
satisfaction that can only come of doing
our duty, a feeling of pride in our faith,
and lastly but not leastly, a real material
reward, such as Latkes, Kneidlach, Haman-
taschen, and what not? (If you don't
know what a Kneidel is, you'll have to wait
for Pesach.) Did you hear that yawn. In
my old age, I get rather sleepy after too
much work, so I must conclude with best
wishes for a happy Chanukah, and-a
Gutten Shabbos.
Yours lovingly,


Eight little candles
All in a line,
Eight little candles
Glitter and shine.

Eight little candles
Smile and relate
Tales of a people
Heroic and great.

Eight little candles,
Sparklets of gold,
Tell me of battles
And heroes untold.

Whisper: Life's struggles
Are not all in vain;
Son of the brave,
You shall triumph again!

Courage, but courage,
Maccabee's brave son,
Fight for the right
and the battle is won!
-P. M. Raskin.

The Cruse of Oil

ITTLE Benjamin shifted from one bare
brown foot to the other, for he was
very tired. It seemed to the six-year-old
boy that he had stood for hours beside his
grandfather, waiting in the outer court of
the Temple for Judas the Maccabee and his
victorious army to enter Jerusalem in tri-
umph. There were few young men among
the throng which crowded to greet the con-
querer; they had been away at the war
with Judas and his lion-hearted brothers.
But the women and children whom they
had fought to save from the cruel oppres-
sions of the Syrian tyrant, Antiochus, had
gathered to greet their heroes with palms
and gay garlands in their hands; there
were many gray-bearded men also, too old
for fighting, who this day praised God that
they had lived long enough to see the Tem-
ple of their fathers rescued from the defil-
ing hands of the Syrian oppressors.
Benjamin's grandfather, Aaron ben Ab-
raham, was among them, a sterh old man,
grown harsh and bitter since the death of
his only son, Benjamin's father, on the bat-
tle-field. Benjamin's mother had died short-
ly after, leaving the orphan in the care
of the silent, brooding old man, whose heart
was well-nigh broken over his two griefs,
the loss of his son, the enslavement of his
country. Even today, when all the land of
Israel rejoiced and thanked God for deliv-
erance, Aaron ben Abraham stood with
gloomy face, silent amid the shouting.
Timidly Benjamin pulled at his hand.
"Grandfather," he whispered "may I join
David and Elias and the others?" He

pointed to a group of boys his own age,
laughing happily together. "When Judas
comes they plan to run out and throw their
fairest flowers before him. May I be with
His grandfather frowned. "Nay. They
are rough and noisy. We at least will be
silent and devout in the midst of all this
loud rejoicing."

THE boy looked up at him with aston-
ished eyes. "But, grandfather, should-
n't we rejoice today because we are free,
because Judas Maccabeus has driven the
Syrians away and we can cleanse the Tem-
ple and make it holy once more?"
"No!" The old man's voice was harsh
and bitter. "Today we should think of those
whose blood has bought us peace. Today
we should offer solemn sacrifices to the
God of our fathers, praying Him to keep
our feet in His path of righteousness, lest
we go easily astray and He punish us for
our sins as He did beneath the rod of An-
tiochus. And children," here he frowned
toward the group of merry boys, "children,
above all others, should be silent and
abashed before their elders. The more you
make your books your companions and shun
those idle, noisy fellows, the better."
He spoke more sternly, perhaps, than he
intended; Benjamin's face flushed at the
note of angry reproof in his voice. His lips
trembled and his eyes filled with tears.
His grandfather shook him angrily. "I
am ashamed of you," he said. "At a word
you tremble and weep like a frightened
girl. Leave me before you put me to open
shame before our friends. When you can
act like the man, then you may return and
stand at my side again."
(Continued Next Week)



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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

To Whom It May Concern
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, having investigated Rabbi
Axelrod's proposal to solicit advertising for a special edition of his news-
paper, the Jacobean, in the interest of bringing more people to Miami
Beach this winter, finds no objection to his plan, which we believe to be a
meritorious one.
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Tourist Edition of the Jacobean

A special tourist edition of the Jacobean will be issued Friday, December 18th. This
number will be greatly enlarged in volume (approximately forty pages), and will contain
feature articles by prominent journalists, important social news, a large number of actual
photographs showing the various places of interest in Miami Beach, and greetings by some
of Greater Miami's outstanding personalities. Beautifully designed, and attractively made
up, this copy of the Jacobean, already popular with its readers, will make an irresistible
appeal to all to come and spend the winter in Miami Beach.

Over five thousand copies will be mailed to various parts of the United States and Canada,
and will include all those Jewish tourists who have visited here in recent years. Together
with the three or four thousand distributed in Miami Beach and Miami, this will total
approximately ten thousand copies.

This copy affords an excellent opportunity to prospective advertisers. Normal rates will
be charged, giving you the added benefit of the greatly increased circulation free. For
advertising arrangements, please phone 5-2535.

Mail us a list of your friends up North,
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