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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAUH THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY Vol Tis —No. 19 Week In Review By MILTON BROWN, J.T.A. THE Palestine Struggle The struggle against the Pal atine land restriction ordinance iow enters its second phase. The -jrst outburst of protest has tassed over and has had little ef [ect( for the House of Commons imported the Government by a urge majority. Now the Zionists oust map a concerted campaign io defeat the ordinance. The lines of this program were pdicated by Dr. Chaim Weizman, U io is back in London after his Hsit to the United States. He is as holding the view tot that nothing remains for the ews but to engage in an open and Litter fight for their rights in Pal atine, while at the same time Utinuing to support Britain in he war against Germany. I in other words, there is to be a hvar within a war.** Dr. Weizman ras planning to inform the British Rovernment that the Jews of the Lorld, especially those in Pales- Bne, would not swallow the land [rdinance without organized op position. I One reason for the grave view pe Zionists take of the land ordi jance is that, in addition to the ■image it does in itself to the Jewish homeland, it is regarded p the entering wedge for carrying, jut the whole program of estab- Bhing an Arab state which is pibodied in the White Paper of lay, 1939, which, until the issu [nce of the land ordinance, had pen considered as shoved in the [ackground for the duration of pe war. I The Zionists fear that the next jtep will be to carry out the im migration portion of the White taper—limiting Jewish entry to f.OOO within the next five years kd then halting it, unless the pbs consented to further Jewish pigration, which would be hard- I likely. In the House of Com mons last week, Colonial Secretary ■alcolm MacDonald announced fat the number of undeportable legal immigrants would be de picted from the next immigra l°n schedule, in accordance with Pe White Paper. I MacDonald also revealed for the pst time the extent of the dis* Iders in Palestine following the Promulgation of the land orch id 6 —which had been hidden |° m the world by the stringent Plestine censorship. Nearly 400 f Ws a °d more than a score of po pemen and soldiers were wounded I the demonstrations and two |ws died. IVladimar Jabotinsky, head of |e New Zionist Organization, who |«ved in New York last week for I visit to the United States and f«th American, said that the Ftish Government had broken Iracit truce when it issued the P, restrictions. Nevertheless, he P* 1 * or mobilization of a Jew- P arm >’ of 120,000 to fight for f® AlUes on any fronts necessary. L, Relief In Poland r he deadlock over relief in Na |° ccu Pied Poland, if not brok r as a t least pried open some pat when the Commission for LIT 1 Rf 1J es completed arrange- P ts with the German authori f made possible the open- F of Preliminary operations with r aendiiig of about SIOO,OOO P tn of supplies under the super- pe A Qood Citizen-Register And Vote! National Leader of the J. W. V. Will Appear Here Thursday Edgar H. Burman, of New York, National Commander of the Jew ish War Veterans of the U. S., will be in Jacksonville to address the local post No. 199 Thursday, March 28th. Commander Burman is making an official visit to this state in the interest of the Veterans. Mrs. Bur man is also to be here with him, as well as National Vice-Com mander Harry M. WengTow of Atlanta, Ga., and Nat Roth, com mander of the department of Flor ida. The local post will entertain the national commander and his staff at a banquet at the Roosevelt ho tel, and later at 8:30 Commander Burman will address the group at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. All Veterans and the public are invited. Rabbis to Get One-Day Holiday As AZA Takes Over Synagogue Services Mar. 29 WASHINGTON, D. C.—Rabbis, i m>Un» choirs in .several hun dred synagogues and temples in 200 cities of the United States and Canada will get a one-day holiday on Friday evening, March 29th, when the members of the Aleph Zadik Aleph, B’nai B’rlth’s youth organization, take over the direc tion of the services during the ob servance of the 14th annual na tional AZA Sabbath. Every as pect of the service will be entire ly in the hands of A. Z. A., mem bers serving at rabbi, cantor and choir, while the rabbis and cantors sit with their congregations. At all services A. Z. A. mem bers will deliver original sermons on topics dealing with contempo rary Jewish problems. All sermons delivered on A. Z. A. Sabbath are entered in a national contest to select the best sermon, the author of which receives the Sidney G. Kusworm Award, named for the treasurer of B’nai B’rith and mem ber of the Supreme Advisory Council of AZA. The cultural pro gram for March in all A. Z. A. chapters is being devoted to the observance of the 900th anniver sary of the birth of Rashi, cele brated Talmudic commentator. Nearly 10,000 members of the 350 AZA chapters, as well as rep resentatives of all Jewish youth organizations in c©mmunities where such chapters exist, are ex pected to throng Jewish houses of worship for this mass youth vision of four Americans. The agreement was announced by Herbert Hoover at a mass meeting for Polish relief in New York’s Madison Square Garden. He reiterated that American supervi sion was necessary “to asure the Ailed Governments and all donors of funds that these foodstuffs shall be used solely for civil pop ulations and that there will be just distribution among the popu lation of every race and faith in Poland.” JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1940 j J KKO JW EDGAR H. BURMAN National Commander Jewish War Veterans of the U. S. night in the synagogue. Launched in 1927, AZA Sabbath js now the greatest organized project in the field of youth-sponsored and di rected synagogue services, being a part of the year-round AZA re ligious activity. Planning Jobs for Jews Mark Twain’s oft-repeated ad age that “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does any thing agout it” has apropriate application to the problem of voca tional guidance. At last, however, a Jewish agen cy has done a practical piece of work along these lines. The B’nai B’rith Vocational Service Bureau has anounced the publication of a popular study entitled CAREERS IN THE SKILLED TRADES, by Dr. I. David Cohen. Dr. Cohen, who is principal of the Brooklyn High School for Specialty Trades and who has been instructor of vocational guidance and vocation al information at the College of the City of New York for almost 25 years, states that there is prac tically no discrimination against Jews in the skilled trades. While he recognizes that unemployment has made it difficult for young people to gain admittance to the unions and therefore to appren ticeship opportunities, he points out that a small number of ap prentices accepted during the past decade may, before long, cause a serious shortage of skilled workers Spirit of Purim Spurs Campaign Effort In the spirit of the Feast of Purim which not only signifies deliverance from oppression, but symbolizes the sending of gifts to Jews in need, Jewish communi ties throughout the country en gaged in campaigns in behalf of the Jews in Poland and other parts of Europe will mark the Purim holiday with increased ac Warsaw Jews Beaten With Heavy Iron Bars TRIESTE (JTA) —Reliable reports reaching here said a number of Warsaw Jews seized for labor were forced to undress and then were beaten with iron bars until they were covered with blood and their faces and limbs were swollen. They were then compelled to work and were ordered to re turn three weeks later for further “service.” Jewish women were asked if they knew how to play the piano and if they answered in the af firmative were ordered to clean lavatories with their hands. Other women were forced to scrub the floor with their underwear and were then obliged to put on the underwear in the bitter cold wea ther. Many fell ill and one young woman died of pneumonia as a re sult. All Jewish dispensaries in War saw were expropriated and were turned over to “trustees” with the owners not allowed to enter the shops. According to a refugee who escaped from Nazi Poland on March 1, the Jewish middle class in Warsaw is completely ruined. Fewer than ten Jewish shops re main in the former Polish capi tal. Jewish businesses are being “Aryanized” at an accelerated pace and it is believed that the last Jewish business will disap pear within two months. At the same time mass arrests were continuing among the Jew ish intelligentsia. Wealthier Jews were making every effort to emi in many lines. A good example of this trend is the painting trade, where, for every 11 men over 50 who are ready to retire, there are only five young men under 25 years prepared to replace them. Moreover, according to Dr. Cohen, the earnings of the craftsman compare favorably with the earn ings in the commercial and pro fessional fields. In fact, many highly trained mechanics earn more than the average profession al worker. In our efforts to find a solution to Jewish employment problems, we have been prone to listen to many ill-considered proposals pro jected by orators and writers. CA REERS IN THE SKILLED TRADES, however, is a sober treatment of a very difficult sub ject. The disadvantages of the va rious trades are presented along side of the advantages. No effort has been made either to encourage or to discourage Jewish youth from entering any of the crafts. The author simply gives the facts and permits Jewish youth to make their own decisions. tivity in behalf of the United Jew ish Appeal. In extending their support to this worthy charity, the national Jewish organizations have given impetus to this far-flung effort to bring the greatest possible assistance to Jews living in war zones and in areas of distress in Europe. $2.00 A YEAR grate, but a great number of pro fessionals no longer had the ne cessary funds to emigrate. A blacklist has been prepared of firms which before the German invasion supported the boycott of Nazi goods or showed a preference for domestic products. Jews have been deprived of legal representa tion since Jewish lawyers are un able to practice in courts and non-Jewish attorneys, organized under the leadership of Commis sar Wendorff, are not allowed to accept Jewish clients. Many Poles in the towns of Grodziesk, Lublin and Kielce were reported to have borrowed Jewish armlets t o avoid being trans ferred to Germany when the Nazis began hunting for Poles on the streets to be sent to the Reich for forced labor. An enforced contribution of 400,- 000 zlotys was levied on the Jews of Cracow. Two versions were current in Cracow regarding what was to be done with the money. One was that it was to be used for buying equipment, including boots and shovels, for those Jews in the compulsory labor corps who could not afford them.* Instructions regarding the pro cedure for recruiting Jews for forced labor throughout the Po lish Govem-General have been is sued in Cracow. Every “Jewish council” must nominate a Jewish physician who will be responsible for medical examination of Jews liable for forced labor. Jews be tween the ages of 12 and 60 must report to the recruiting commis sion equipped with two changes of clothing, at least two pairs of shoes, a pair of high boots, under wear and provisions for two days. The Nazis were reported to have developed a new wrinkle in anti-Jewish sadism in Warsaw, taking the form of a “White Lady” who roams the streets striking Jews in the face with a steel lined glove. Jewish Calender Join a Synagogue Attend He Services 1940—5700 Purim March 24 Rosh Chodesh Nisan April 9 Passover (Ist day) April 23 Passover (7th day) April 29 Passover (Bth day) April SO Rosh Chodesh Iyar May 9 Lag B’Omer. May 26 Rosh Chodesh Sivan June 7 Shebouth (Ist day) June 12 ♦Rosh Chodesh Tamuz.. July 7 Fast of Tamuz July 23 Erev Rosh Hashonah 5701 Oct 2 ♦Observed previous day as well. All holidays begin at sun down of day preceding that listed above.