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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAITH
Jfr THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY r O l. 16 No. 18 Week In Reviewi By MILTON MOWN. J.T.A. i I, - r ------ ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE SENATE A new and dangerous note has een introduced Into the contro ersy over the lend-lease bill. For ie first time responsible leaders f the opposition have dragged in erms like “international bankers” nd emphasis on Jewish names— maneuver reminiscent of Ger ian propaganda and Father oughlin’s speches. Less than a month ago, Senator [urton K. Wheeler, chief of the in the Senate to the id-to-Britain bill, gave a firm ebuke to followers of Joe Mc rilliams when they attempted to ivade an anti-lend-lease rally in ew York and convert it into an nti-Jewish demonstration. "I ab or intolerance, whether it be redicated upon color, race or re gion,” the Montana senator de ared. Yet, last week, Senator Wheeler id in a nation-wide radio broad ist, “Now we find these same temational bankers with their lends, the royal refugees, and ith the Sessoons of the Orient id with the Rothschilds and the brburgs of Europe in another eme song ... 'Our investments India, Africa and Europe must ) saved. Save democracy.’ ” On „the Senate floor, Senator ofus Holman next day went so r as to assert: *T have always eplored Hitler’s ambitions as a mqueror. But he broke the con 'd of these internationalists over ie common people of Germany. would be a good idea if the introl of the international bank s over the common people of ngland was broken, and good if was broken over the wages and vings of the common people of e United States.” If these two speeches marked turning point in the present con oversy and the beginning of an fort to inject anti-Semitism in the question, then the consc iences may be momentous. The danger involved in such leeches was immediately recog zed by the American press. The ew York newspaper PM featured comparison of the Wheeler and olman quotations with similar terances by German Nazi lead s' PM headlined the story: “Foes Aid to Britain Parrot Hitler’s nti-Jewish Talk.” The New York Post warned itorially: “That beginning was the approved pattern set by Fa er Coughlin as he worked up to s outspoken anti-Semitism.” The Bwark Star-Ledger said: “They Hieeler and Holman) have giv voice to Nazi propaganda slo ®s and have sought to inflame '-American passions. The Phila- Iphia Record spoke of “Hitler’s doubted gratitude for Wheel s help.” Further confirmation of“ Hi t's gratitude” was given by the ficial German radio, which ap ovingly quoted Senator Hol m’s speech in a broadcast to )r th America. be sure to REGISTER 0r The City Election # Deadline, Tomorrow! JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MARCH 14, 1941 AGREE ON UNITED JEWISH APPEAL ( H HL >§.-■■-, ■ i ja . r jm rIN ||| Pil • ifjp. - Jp HI \■ ■ ■, iefsSß JjkWr mga Mbt aS 11. JSSk Pljl^l H Rbw Jm Hk BL fE H Jn jngk Ijljg .... ' ' 'W WW Jm WmLj i , «i 8 v “iifciii . Bn® '•< ■ wg ■/ Edward M. M. Warburg, of New York, Chairman of the American Jewish Joint Dis tribution Committee, Inc., (left) and Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, of Cleveland, National Chairman of the United -Palestine Appeal, are shown after signing an agreement reconstituting the United Jewish Appeal as the fund-raising instru ment for the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal, and the National Ref ugee Service, Inc., for the year 1941. The uniting Young Judaeans Meet This Weekend NEW YORK CITY Keeping pace with the rapidly changing world scene, Young Judaea, the junior affiliate of the Zionist Or ganization of America, will re evaluate its cultural and educa tional program to meet the cur rent needs of American-Jewish youth at a national leaders’ con ference-seminar over the weekend of March 14 to 16 in the River side Plaza Hotel. , Anti-Semitism Can Destroy U. S. Says Colonel Roosevelt NEW YORK (JTA)— Americans must “keep their eyes open” and fight anti-Semitism because it is one of the things that can “de stroy this country,” Col. Theo dore Roosevelt, chairman of the Citizenship Educational Service, warned last week in a broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System’s “People’s Platform.” Col. Roosevelt said: ‘Tve belted the anti-Semites, all around the country, here, now, and any of you folks who have been around know, like myself, riding on sub ways and the street cars, talking to people, you find it all around. Now we’ve got to keep our eyes open and fight it because that’s another thing that will destroy this country anti-Semitism, or anti-anything of that kind, anti any religion.” ' Rabbi Samuel M. : Blumenfield Will : Speak At Temple r r Rabbi Samuel Blumen f field, noted educator, Zion r ist, and orator, will be the ' guest speaker at joint serv r ices being sponsored by the \ Jacksonville Jewish Center r and the Temple Ahavath r r Chesed. The combined ses r sion will convene on Friday, \ March 21st, at the Temple. r Rabbi Blumenfield is a r r leading writer whose mod r em ideas for the solving of r current Jewish problems f f place him in the forefront r among outstanding men of f f Israel. The public is cordial r ly invited. > > > > > > ->->->->->y>>»>yy»-> Who Are We of the United States? The American Dream is that the many national, racial and religious subgroups shall blend to produce like sym phonic music the most civilized ensemble in the history of human relations. WE OF THE UNITED STATES ARE: One-third of a million, Indian; One-third of a million Oriental, Filipino and Mexican; 60 million, Anglo-Saxon; 10 million, Irish; 15 million, Teutonic; 9 million, Slavic; 5 million, Italian; 4 million, Scandanavian; 2 million, French; 13 million, Negro; 1 million each, Finn, Lithuanian, Greek. In addition, we are: 2 million, Anglican Episcopalian; 40 million, Evangelical Protestant; 1 million, Greek Catholic; 41/2 million, Jewish; Two-thirds of a million, Mormon; One-tenth of a million, Quaker; 22 million, Roman Catholic; One-half million, Christian Scientists. of forces, motivated by the widely-expressed desire of American Jews, will result in a unified fund-raising effort for Jewish victims of war and persecution abroad, for the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland in Palestine, and for the program for immigrants coming to the United States. The agreement was signed at the office of the United Jewish Appeal, 342 Madison Avenue. New York Citv. Local B’nai B’riths To Sponsor Dance Tuesday, March 18 What is expected to be the out standing social affair sponsored by a group of Jewish men during the entire year is the annual scholar ship dance to be held by the lo cal A. B. Weil chapter of B’nai B’rith at the Roosevelt Hotel ball room on Tuesday evening, March 18th. The entire proceeds of this event will be contributed to the scholarship fund and student union activities at the University of Florida and at the State Col lege for Women through their Hil lel groups. During the past 18 years the Jacksonville order has assisted a (Continued on Page Eight) $2.00 a Year Jewish Units See Action In Africa NEW YORK (JTA)—Troop con tingents formed entirely of Jews went into action for the first time in the war during the British campaign in North Africa, Raoul Aglion, who participated in the drive as a Free French observer, disclosed in an interview here. Aglion, former member of the French Legation at Cairo, said the units gave an excellent account of themselves, fighting under the blue-white flag of Palestine and officered by Jews. Jewish fliers bombed the fleeing Italians and ably cooperated with the British in other flying operations, he said. The Jewish contingents by now probably have clashed with the German units sent hastily to Africa to bolster the badly-shaken Italians, he stated. The French observer, who reached here via the Cape of Good Hope recently, said many Foreign Legionaires stationed in Syria es caped into Palestine when the Franco - German armistice was signed to fight for the British. Many of these men—including a number of German Jews—fought at Dema and Sidi Barrani. —1 »■■ ■ ■" 'I "■« ii » ■ ■i ■ Center Purim Fete To be Held Sunday Rabbi William Drazin of Sa vannah will deliver the main ad dress at the annual Center Purim Seudah Sunday night, March 16, at 7:00 P.M. He is the spiritual leader of congregation B. B. Ja cob in that city and widely known for his scholarship and eloquence. The committee under the chair manship of Hyman Selber is mak ing elaborate preparations for a program of varied entertainment. Mrs. Alice Biscow Sager will give several violin selections and there will be community singing, hum orous talks and lots of fun. Other speakers for the evening will be Abe Newman, president of the Center, and Rev. B. Safer, who will give an old-fashioned Purim “drosho.” Philip Selber will act as toastmaster and Rabbi Margo lis will give the invocation and in troduce the speaker. In order to give all the mem bers a chance to attend, the charge has been nominal. Reservations may be made by calling the Cen ter office, 3-0611, or Hyman Sel ber, 5-3885. Jewish Calendar Join a Synagogue or Temple Attend tte Sendees 1940 5701 1941 Fast of Esther. March 12 Purim March 18 Rosh Chodesh Nison Mar. 29 First Day Passover. April 12 Rosh Chodesh Iyar .April 28 Lag B’Omer. .May 15 Rosh Chodesh Sivan. May 27 First Day Shavuoth. June 1 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz-June 1 Fast of Tammuz July 18 Rosh Chodeeh Ab. July 25 Fast of Ab Aug. 8 Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug. 24 •Observed previous flay as well. AH hohdays begin at sun down 0 1 day preceding that listed above.