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■ t |^il^pP^*^ _ *^ le Florida Jewish News and The Jewish Citizen U!P sHs AN INDEPENDENT WEEKCTSERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH faith' 1 f THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THTS TFRPITnpv '^* EvolTls -— No. 26 I Week In Review j By MILTON BROWN. J.TA. ■ the INFERNAL equinox I spring is traditionally the sea flon of rejoicing. It is the season Chen the earth renews itself and ■ature reclothes herself in a bright '« But for Jews inf Europe, spring ■trikes terror into their hearts, for H the way that the Nazis use this ■eason, the vernal equinox has be ■ome the infernal equinox. I In present-day Europe, spring is ■he season when the ice-clogged Eanube thaws and permits the Kazls to renew the expulsion of Hews on river barges, to be carried Hong with the current without Hope of finding a haven. Several Hundred refugees who were thus Hxpelled last year are still wander- Hig on the high seas, prohibited Horn landing anywhere since they Hossess no immigration papers. \1 Spring is the season when the Hfazis launch new military actions. Hhus, the occupation of Denmark Hnd the invasion of Norway in Ap- Hil have created a new exodus of Hewish refugees from the Reich Hrho thought they had found an Hsylum safe from the Nazis. ■ German Jewish refugees who Hanaged to escape to Sweden are Hocking to the Soviet consulate H Stockholm, seeking visas to Hross Russia en route to new homes Hi the United States, Palestine and Hier countries. It has been dis posed belatedly that when the Hazis first occupied Oslo, the Hmerican consulate gave refuge to H number of these refugees until Hey could escape to Sweden. ti Spring brings the Easter season, ■nd Easter Day in Warsaw was Hed by the Nazis to instigate at- Hcks on Jews which lasted for Hve days and in which scores of ■ews were wounded, some of them Htally. The Nazi police looked on Hithout interfering and German Photographers filmed the excesses. Hot until the Jews had organized Hsistance were the attacks ended. 1 Spring brings May Day, and in ■tead of the large labor demonstra- Hons of Poles and Jews which Harked this day in Poland in pre- Hous years, this year the Bund, E e Jewish Socialists party had H*come an underground organiza ■on - Issuing a secret proclamation H° Polish nation calling for of Poles and Jews against He Nazi oppressor. H is P as t winter was a terrible Hj| e for the homeless hundreds of Europe- it was the coldest winter E a century in many parts of Horthern and Eastern Europe—but H° e Spring brings new forms of Horror. ■colonization activities ■P n tbe cheerier side, Spring is r 6 season when beginnings can E ruaJe in new settlement, and WT ls being broken for refugee ■olonies. H first group of 36 refugees E ave arrived at the Dominican Re ■ablic from Europe to launch the E° Sua colonization project—the ■ lrst large-scale refugee settlement E der in tergovernmental auspices. ■™ e y are the vanguard of some 500 **milies and several hundred sin- E le ref ugees who will attempt to ■“ild a new life on this 26,000-acre Jugoslavia, Although Under Strong German Pressure, Honors Chief Rabbi k nraMH \ J| . emi ■ m \ ■Hr m HBI 1 \ *HKXTi E- ■ I hth E .jWV* 1 Mr 1 The picture shows Dr. Aikalai wearing the highest decorations of his country, watching the parade at the young king’s last birthday. From left to right: the Papal Nuncio, the Chief Rabbi, the Orthodox Archbishop, with one of the members of the State Council, in charge of representing the young King during his minority. For Parents Only AN OPEN LETTER TO FATHERS AND MOTHERS By MAX F. BAER May 12th, being Mother’s Day, Mr. Baer, director of the B’nai B’rith Vocational Service Bureau, addresses an open letter to all Jewish par ents through The Southern Jewish Weekly on the vital subject of vocational guid ance for young people. THE EDITOR Dear Mother and Father: This week we’ll be marking Mother’s Day, or Parents’ Day, as it’s known. Your son and daugh ter will be bringing you flowers, candy or some other little gift, and you’ll be happy to have this extra bit of affection shown for you. But the day also has another purpose. It gives you a chance to tuink about your responsibilities to your children. I’m interested in your children too —very much so. In fact, I’m making it my life work. I’m interested in everything about your children, but mainly in their careers. So do you mind if I draw up a chair and schmoos a little while? Your son will have to make a lot of decisions as he grows up, just as you’ve had to make them. But I don’t know of any that’ll be more important to his future hap piness than choosing the right occupation. After he gets out of school, he’ll be spending most of his job and he’ll probably be “mar ried” to it for practically the rest of his life. And your daughter, too, may work before she finds her man Prof L. Finkelstein Is New Head Os Seminary The Board of Directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, meeting at the Seminary, elected Professor Louis Finkel stein to succeed Dr. Cyrus Adler as President of the Seminary. Dr. Finkelstein, who has been Pro vost of the Seminary since 1937, will serve as Acting President for the remainder of the year and will assume the office of President at the opening of the fall semester of the Seminary in October. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 10. 1940 Jewish Heroes To Be Honored NEW YORK, N. Y.—The 45th Annual Memorial Services, spon sored by the Jewish War Veterans of the U. S., will be held at Tem ple Emanu-El here Sunday, May 26th, according to announcement made by J. George Fredman, past National Commander and General Chairman of the event. The parade which precedes the services will assemble at 8:30 A. M., and will march to the Tem ple which is located at 65th St. and sth Ave., Lt. Abraham Kradi tor, U.S.N.R., and Past National Commander, will act as Grand Marshal. Rabbi Porlman and Cantor Rudi how will preside at the Temple servies. Hon. Alfred M. Landon has been invited to participate as guest speaker. The program will be broadcast over a coast to coast hook-up. The Jewish War Veterans are this month celebrating the 55th anniversary of its founding. Among the membership are a few survivors of the G.A.R. The old est, Dan Harris, of Brooklyn, will be present at the annual memor ial services. and perhaps after that. Now let’s see what your children will have to do in choosing a ca reer. First, they'll have ‘ten-find out what this world is all about. And that’s a whole lot tougher than it used to bje, when you stop to realize that the United States Census lists about 20,000 different jobs. Os course, they can only hope to get a general idea as to what these are all about. But after a while this list ought to be boiled down to the half dozen or so oc cupations that attract them most. And these few occupations should be studied forwards and back wards. Here are some of the main ques tions that your children should ask themselves about each of the oc cupations that have caught their eye: Just how important is this work to my country and communi (Continued on Page 5) Nazis Plan to Build Wall Around Warsaw Ghetto PARIS (JTA)—The Nazi plan to expel Jews from War saw 1 into the interior of Poland has failed and the German authorities are now planning to build a wall around the War saw ghetto, according to reports reaching Paris. One purpose of the wall would be to isolate any contagious dis eases prevalent in the crowded ghetto. The authorities have begun a geographical survey of the Jew ish section in preparation for erecting the wall, it was reported. The same reports said that crossing of Jews from Nazi-held Poland into the Soviet-occupied area had virtually come to a halt. Polish Government circles re ported that panic prevailed in Sov iet-held Galicia because the au thorities were conducting raids on the wealthier Poles, Jews and Uk rainians, expelling them into the interior of Russia with only 100 kilograms of luggage and seizing the rest for distribution among their neighbors. Fearing such raids, many persons were reported to be selling their belongings. New restrictions on Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland are reported by the Warschauer Zeitung, Nazi organ in Warsaw. Jews have been Florida Rabbinical Association Meets In West Palm Beach Irving Fineman, distinguished author of “Hear, Ye Sons” and several best selling novels, was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Florida Rabbinical Associa tion, which was held in Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach. Mr. Fineman’s address on “The Modem Jew” followed the busi ness session of the association, after a reception Sunday evening held in the Scher Memorial Hall at Temple Beth El. His talk pre ceded a luncheon for the visitors at Louber Villa in Palm Beach, which served as headquarters for the visiting rabbis and their wives. The Beth El Sisterhood was in charge of the luncheon. Monday afternoon a cultural ses sion was held at the Louber Villa, with the following speakers: Rab bi Morris A. Skop, Orlando, “Early History of the Jews in Florida”; Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan, Miami, “Some Talmudic Concepts of pro phecy”; Rabbi Adolph Burger, Tampa, “Ethical Content in Jew ish Ceremonial Religion”; Rabbi A. Kellner, Miami, “Revivals of Berlin Pushes Plans For United Drive On Religion PARIS (JTA) Reports from Moscow indicate that Soviet Rus sia and Germany are intensifying plans for a united campaign against religion The French Agency Radio quoted Boris Deborin, member of the Soviet Academy, as declaring in Moscow following a tour of Germany that the principal achievement of Nazism that he saw was the disappearance of the Jewish religion in the Reich. De borin had been sent to Germany to confer with Nazi leaders on plans to combat religion, the French agency said, and reported in a public lecture on his return to Moscow that it was the duty of Soviet atheists “to come to the $2.00 A YEAR forbidden to travel on the auto busses which the German post office administration operates be tween towns. Jews had been pre viously prohibited from traveling on railway trains. The police chief in Poznan or dered removal of signs in Polish and Yiddish from buildings and business enterprises by May 15, “in order that the city’s streets should look German.” The Nazi authorities in Cracow have named Prof. Marek Biber stein as “Oberjude” of the city, or president of the Cracow Jew ish Community. Prof. Biberstein, formerly a teacher of Jewish re ligion in a Cracow school, is also the Jewish member of a mixed committee entrusted with the dis tribution of American Red Cross relief. As “Oberjude,” he is now responsible directly to the Nazi * authorities for all Jewish affairs. Apologetics.” Monday evening at 8 o’clock there was a public meeting at Temple Beth El, at which time Dr. Jack Kaplan, president of the association, preached. Taking part in the service were: Rabbi Kell ner, opening prayer; song by rab bis; Rabbi Burger, reading of Psalms; Rabbi Morris Margolis, Jacksonville, service; Rabbi P. Zissman, St. Augustine, reading of memorial prayer for Rabbi Mor ris Friedman, Pensacola; Rabbi Colman A. Zwitman, Miami, mu sical selection; Rabbi Max Sha piro, Miami, benediction. Dinner was served preceding the service at Louber Villa by mem bers of the B’nai B’rith Lodge, of which Harry Goodmark is chair man. Monday evening Rabbi Manuel Greenstein, of Temple Beth El, in troduced Rabbi Skop, who in turn presented Dr. Kaplan as president and presiding officer. Dr. Kaplan spoke briefly on the theme of uni ty. All the visiting rabbis were in troduced to the assembly. aid of the Germans in their fight against religion.” Jewish Calendar Join a. Synagogue Attend Its Services 1940—5700 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.