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■riday, February 13, 1942 «
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Kg independent Weekly Serving American Citizens of Jewish F^tth
■'combining' the Florida Jewish News and The Jewish Citizen
and Most Widely Circulated Jewish, Publication
II in this Territory"
Published by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, B.S.J.
of Capt. Moscovitz, now in the military service, the.
paper is being edited by Mrs. Moscovitz.
Business Manager
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■ 0. Box 903 Phone 9-4044 Jacksonville, Florida
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dedicated to the ideals of American democracy.
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Senator Pepper And The Jewish Army
'/■ The liberal forces in America have little doubt as to
■ e value of a Jewish Army. Senator Claude Pepper, speak-
Bg a t a rally at New York’s Carnegie Hall last week under
l e auspices of the Emergency Committee for Zionist As-
Ijrs, emphasized that “it is only on the faithful that we
l n count to carry to victory the flag of the United States.”
■ was replying to the contention that to permit a Jewish
■mv would offend the Arabs. “It might arouse some one
■e!” he said with scorn, and added with emphasis: “The
By of appeasement has come to a close.” Great Britain
Bb few friends in the Senate as devoted and friendly as
Baude Pepper, confidante of President Roosevelt. When
B says that the good faith of Great Britain demands rec-
Bnition of a Jewish Army and “keeping covenants solemn
■ given is involved,” it is time for Britain to realize that
Be issue of a Jewish Army is far greater in its implications
Ban merely the enlistment of tens of thousands of addi
tional soldiers, vital though this asset is to the democratic
■use.
It is a queer combination that has resulted, with Father
loughlin joining the New York Times in condemning the
■rmation of a Jewish Army in Palestine. As the British
81l back again before General Rommel’s counter-thrust in
■bya, and as Japanese warfare draws closer to Australia,
Be obvious desirability of a Jewish Force in Palestine is
Bcentuated. Father Coughlin, that ancient “defender of
Be Jews,” thinks it would do them great hurt if a Jewish
■my were created. Indeed, it might give rise to anti
■mitism! When Jews get “defended” by Father Cough
:■ it is time for Jews to examine their positions.
I Douglas In OCD
Congressman Ford of California championed an unpop
ular cause when he attacked Melvyn. Douglas on his appoint
ment to direct one of the branches of the Office of Civilian
lefense. Thinking that he had scored a point because the
■ovie actor’s name was originally Hesselberg, Ford de
■unced Douglas as a pink. It is interesting to observe
■at Mr. Ford had no complaint to make when the War
■epartment gave a special assignment to Charles Lindbergh.
If this country’s faith in the purposes for which we
■ht is sustained, it is because there are such men as Mel
ln Douglas, working continuously for an improvement of
jlnerican standards of living and thinking. There has not
| en a major cause for liberalism on the West Coast that
■s failed to receive the support, financial and moral, of
■uglas. Unlike most of the Hollywood actors, he has al
leys shown a deep concern in the world in which he made
■ living. The fact that he earned fabulous amounts did
It cut him off from the realization that all was not well.
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Heard In The
Lobbies
BY DAVID DEUTSCH
ON THE ANTI-SEMITIC FRONT
Edgar J. Kaufman, department
store magnate who is down in
Washington as assistant to Leon
Henderson, reports anti-Semitism
wasn’t blasted out of existence at
Pearl Harbor. He feels the cur
rent unity on the surface conceals
a lot of vermin underneath and
he wants more activity to clean
it out . . . Complaints about the
slowness o f eradicating anti-
Semitism remind one defense
agency administrator of the story
told by Emanuel Neumann, of the
Zionist Emergency Committee, in
defense of delays in announcing
real political achievements at
Washington. Neumann reminds
his listeners that nowadays there
are hygienic hospitals, remark
able anaesthetizing drugs, effici
ent nurses and superb doctors:
“But it still takes nine months to
have a baby.” . . . The American
Jewish Committee is in an awfully
tough spot, with the American
Jewish Congress, Jewish Labor
Committee and B’nai B’rith hav
ing accepted the plan to raise
funds jointly and to allocate
functions among the four top
civic-protective agencies. , They
: say Maurice Wertheim, Commit
tee President, is all in favor of
the union but that some of the
bourbons who still think might is
right are vowing come-heil-or
high-water they won’t mix with
hoi polloi . . . The British pulled
a fast one by circulating word in
London that Chaim Weizmann was
going to the U. S. A. to agitate
for a Jewish Division in the Amer
ican Army. There isn’t a word
of truth in it and the British know
it, but by spreading such word
through the cables they hope to
insure an unfavorable reception
for the Zionist diplomat, who has
always been one of the great
friends of the British but who
does believe the Jews in Palestine
are entitled to their own army
under British command. Weiz
mann never did mix in American
business and there couldn’t be
any worse libel against his com
mon intelligence than to suggest
he wants a Jewish Division in the
American Army . . . But of such
stuff are rumors made and lead
ers hurt. - 1 .
WHAT TROUBLES!
Abe Sere, Detroit business man
and Jewish 6ommunal leader,
hasn’t much use for Jews already
griping that heavy taxes in ’42
won’t permit them to continue
giving as much as before. So he
tells this story of the 70-year-old
man who appeared before John J.
Anthony, the radio-network ad
viser who tells folks how to meet
their problems of home and fam
ily, etc.
The septuaginarian (let’s call
him Mr. S. for short) said:
“Mr. Anthony, I have three fine
children, two sons and a daughter.
One son is a big lawyer, who
makes lots of money. He handles
the biggest corporations. The
other son is a famous surgeon,
who works twelve hours a day,
always busy with the finest pa
tients. My daughter is a wonder
ful pianist who always has suc
cessful concerts. All three have
fine children, who do well in
school, get high marks and are
the pride of our family.
“Now, Mr. Anthony, in winter
I go to Florida for a few weeks.
In summer, I have a place in
Maine.
“Mr. Anthony, tell me, what is
my problem?”
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Lincoln’s Birthday
, The celebration of Lincoln’s birthday emphasizes again
the basic theme of this war: that the freedom of one is the
freedom of all. For Jews there cannot be too frequent repe
tition of that democratic idea. It is gratifying that, under
the militant chairmanship of Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman of
St. Louis, the Social Justice Commission of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis has vigorously identified
itself with Race Relations Week, which coincides with the
birthday of the Emancipator President.
The Jew in America owes a special obligation to the
preservation of the basic liberties of this country. Few
better than he understand the interdependent nature of
man’s security. It is not difficult to understand why in
America, as elsewhere, Jews have often been found in the
vanguard of progressivism. That the Central Conference
of American Rabbis is prepared to translate the phrases of
religious service into the challenging of social and racial in
tolerance speaks well for its realism as well as its idealism.
Support For Sosua?
The Jewish communities of America have been con
fronted with a special problem in the last few weeks in the
form of requests for financial support from the Dominican
Republic Settlement Association. The reactions are mixed,
although there is obvious sympathy for any effort which
holds out hope for the settlement of Jewish exiles.
There are several aspects to consider, both practical and
moral. Is it desirable that already overburdened Jewish
Welfare Funds should include still one more agency, which
makes a substantial demand, when no additional funds can
be raised thereby? Would it not seem more practical to
direct, a special appeal to a small group which can be espec
ially interested in this project, instead of reducing still fur
ther the money available for causes here and abroad which
have already proved themselves?
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