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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAITH THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLIC ATION IN THIS TERRITORY VOL. 18 NO. 43 Tribute Paid To American Servicemen gFgfg i jL BB rSCBHMk y Wm Blfff mi. -t '3K|ME Bpgflß . - B A a iy\ •' ; : : • : Walter Rothschild, chairman of the National Jewish Welfare Board’s Army and Navy Committee, shown placing a wreath at the new American military cemetery in England on behalf of the Board in tribute to all American servicemen buried there. Mr. Rothschild, now returned to the States, visited Iceland, North Ireland and England to survey the religious needs of American fighting men of Jewish faith serving in these areas. BETWEEN YOU AND ME BY BORIS SMOLAR MARCH OF TIME; The Ital ian Government, we learn, has communicated to British authori ties its readiness to permit the emigration of Jews from Italy and Italian-occupied Yugoslavia. ... - It is willing to start with several hundred Jewish children all to be comforted by their par ents . . .-It is understood that this first group is to proceed to Palestine ... - Zionist leaders in America are aware of this pro posal ...- The Treasury De partment is now compiling a reg ister of property held by Ameri can residents in Axis countries. ... - One need not be an Amer ican citizen to file a claim . . . - In fact, the National Refugee Service is seeing to it that refu gees do not fail to comply with the requirements of the Treasury Department ... - By the time these lines are published, Dr. J. N. Steinberg, who has spent sev eral years in Australia negotiat ing for a Jewish territory in the waste lands of Kimberly, will have arrived in the United States with a report on his negotiations. ... - From all indications it seems that Dr. Steinberg has single-handedly achieved more than any Jewish organization has recently accomplished anywhere in the field of immigration . . . - The results of his stay In Aus tralia will be felt as soon as trans portation facilities can be made available for Jews in liberated European countries ... - And speaking of Jewish settlements, it 'nuy be of interest to the Jewish Colonization Association to know that its recent report of fifty Jears of J. c. A. work in Argen tina has attracted the attention of important Washington officials who are studying the document w *th great interest .. . - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER: With the American Jewish Con ®fence opposing the British White Paper policy, it is import- to remember that this docu me nt contains other restrictions * n Edition to closing Palestine or Jew ish immigration .. . - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 These restrictions give the High Commissioner of Palestine gen eral powers to prohibit transfers of land, and provide for the set ting up in Palestine of an inde pendent government which would involve the political subordination of the Jewish National Home to an Arab majority ... - It is also worthwhile to remember that the Council of League of Nations had no chance to discuss the White Paper and that the Mandates Commission rejected this docu ment by a vote of four to three. ... - The White Paper is thus actually illegal, since it was de clared by the Mandate Commis sion to be in conflict with Article VI of the Palestine Mandate ... - Article VI requires the adminis tration of Palestine to facilitate Jewish immigration and to en courage, in cooperation with the Jewish Agency, the close settle ment of Jews on the land • • • ' For those who may not know, it will be interesting to learn that Winston Churchill, in 1939, prior to his becoming Prime Minister, bitterly criticized the Whte Paper as a breach of the Balfour Declar ation ... - Needless to say, he was not in a position to express himself so outspokenly after he became the head of the British Government . . . - PRAYER FOR JEWISH CONFERENCE RECITED IN CHURCH Sudbury, Mass. (JPS) —The hope of Christians for the successful outcome of the American Jewish Conference, held in New York, was expressed in a special prayer recited in the First Parish, Uni tarian Church, here by Rev. Karl M. Chworowsky, Brooklyn Uni tarian minister. “We pray,” the minister said in his extended offering, “that the sessions of this Conference may not only make clearer the way Thy people must go to a chieve security, justice and peace, but also the way we, their Christ ian brothers, must walk with them to make sure the hastening of that day when men shall live toother as brothers, when neith nor rite W any more divide them, and when all me may recognize in Zion the symbo of unity, of brotherhood, of peace.” Jewish Conference Opens to Huge Assembly As 500 Delegates Meet Personalities At The Conference BY SHIRLEY CHARDKOFF (Special Southern Jewish Weekly representative at the American Jewish Conference) Henry Minsky: He is doing a top-grade job as chairman of this Conference. His is an iron hand in a kid glove. He possesses a great deal of charm his pictures do not reveal. When he first mentioned in his opening address “to rebuild their national homeland” he received an, ovation. Then he added, "May I say you made a serious error when you think I’ve devoted only one paragraph to Palestine.”— and he had the grace to blush as the whole conference laughed with him. Stephen Wise: One is left con scious of his “elocution” and not swayed by the content of his words. Is he getting so old? His horror portrayal of the for eign scene was a Cecil B. DeMille production. However, he woke up to genuine fire (as of old) at the end of his speech when in a grand finale he quoted Ben Gur ion . . . “It would be wrong to consider the Jew in Palestine in capable of deeds of despair.” Judge Joseph M. Proskauer: I can well believe my colleague, Carl Alpert, that this was prob ably the first time he had ad dressed a public mass meeting. He shys away from the mike. He speaks of formula —not of the birth of a nation. He received a big hand with his pro-Palestine commitments,” and speaks of the “ultimate form” of Palestine, carefully skirting any pro-Zionist policy. We held our breath a Zionist Convention To Open At Columbus, Ohio September 11-13 Washington, D. C. —Governor John W. Bricker of Ohio is sched uled to address the opening ses sion of the 46th annual Conven tion of the Zionist Organization of America which will take place on September at the Deshler- Wallack Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, the national Zionist headquarters announced here today. At the same session memorial services for membere of the armed forces who died on the battlefield will be held with Chaplain Isadore Breslau of Washington, D. C., Rabbi Barnett Brickner of Cleve land, Ohio, and Mr. Ben Kaufman, national Commander of the Jew ish War Veterans, officiating. The war-time annual gathering of American Zionists will deal with major issues affecting the future status of Palestine, the Jewish position throughout Eu rope in a post-war world and with plans for an expansion of Zionist efforts in this country. The Palestine situation in the light of the latest developments on the war and political fronts will be reviewed in the annual message of Judge Louis E. Levin thal, president of the Zionist Organization of America. Among the principal speakers who will address the sessions de The American Jewish Conference, the first representa tive body of American Jewry to meet since December 1918, opened its first session Sunday afernoon at 3 o’clock, in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. 500 delegates, elected from Jewish communities throughout the United States, were in attendance as well as a visiting audience of over 1,500 people. Henry Monsky, national president of B’nai B’rith, delivered the opening address. “We have come together,” he declared, “not to adopt or propa gandize for one or another post war plan; not to issue public man ifestos or proclamations in refer ence to the important role of Palestine in any such plan; but rather to take such preliminary steps as will result in a course of action and procedure calculated to accomplish the single objective, devoutly desired, of some basis of agreement between the diverse and conflicting groups that con stitute the American Jewish com munity.” So stating the purpose of the Conference he continued, “American Jews, in collaboration with other Jewish communities of the free countries will be requir ed to assume a greater measure of responsibility than at any pre vious time in the long, dark his tory of the Jewish people, for the preservation of the remnant of Israel in the war devastated lands and for the establishment of an acceptable post-war status of the Jews, after the United Nations shall have purged the world of the evil forces that have so sorely threatened the values — yes, the whole existence of our minute thinking he would do a Louis Marshall, but the able law yer just gave the semblance of that greatness. We shall see what we shall see. Dr. Israel Goldstein: Dr. Gold stein is the man who talks “cold (Continued on Page Three) voted to Palestine and to the American and world scenes will be Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Robert Szold, Louis Lipsky and Dr. Israel Goldstein of New York; Dr. Solo mon Goldman of Chicago, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver of Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. James G. Heller of Cin cinnati, and Dr. Nahun Goldmann, member of the World Zionist Executive. William B. Ziff, noted aviation expert and author of “The Com ing Battle of Germany,’’ will be one of the guest speakers at the sessions, according to a further announcement by Maurice M. Boukstein o f New York, Chair man of the National Convention Committee. Delegates representing some 500 Zionist units throughout the country are expected to attend the sessions. Plans for increas ing Zionist participation in the war effort of the United Nations will be one of the main items on the agenda. JACKSONVILLE DELEGATES Elected as the five delegates from the Jacksonville Zionist Dis trict to attend the convention were: I. M. Lieberman, Charlesi Kroser, Rabbi M. D. Margolis and Abe Newman, and M. Wolfson. $2.00 a Year civilization.” Claiming that “expressions of sympathy and compassion will not save human lives,” Monsky called for “concrete measures, promptly planned and expedit iously executed as the indispens ible imperative.” “We must urge the facilitation of emigration by whatever proper method it can be brought about,” he declared. “We are to consider and recommend action upon all matters looking to the imple mentation of the rights of the Jewish people with respect to Palestine.” Monsky decried the flagrant in justice of the White Paper of 1939. Speaking forceably of the “cruel and indefensable act” he asked that justice shall be done. “As Americans and as Jews, the cause of the United Nations is doubly ours,” the president of B’nai B’rith said and then report ed the proud record of the Jews in all the armies of the United Nations. “The Jews will be a mong the proud participants in a common victory,” he continued. “If after the war is won, we shall not lose the peace . . . We wont no special privileges—we ask only for simple justice and equality." Session Devoted To Rescue Os Jews The Sunday evening session of the Conference was devoted en tirely to the problem of the rescue of the Jews in Europe. The main speech was delivered by Dr. Stephen S. Wise. He was follow ed by Baruch Kuckerman, Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, Jacob Wein berg, Rabbi Israel Goldstein, Gealiah Bublick and Mrs. David de Sola Pool. Delegates From Other American Countries Also Attend Official delegates representing the Jews of Canada, Colombia, Argentine, Chile and Mexico also attended the Conference. Jewish Calendar Join a Synagogue or Temple Attend Its Services 5703 - 1943 *Rosh Chodesh Ellul Sept 1 Rosh Hashonah Sept 30 Fast of Gedaliah Oct. 2 Yom Kippur Oct. 9 Ist Day of Tabernacle.... Oct. 14 Hoshannah-Rabbah Oct. 20 Sh’mini Atzeres Oct. 21 Simchas Torah Oct. 22 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct. 29 Rosh Chodesh Kislev....Nov. 28 Ist Day of Hanukkah.... Dec. 22 Rosh Chodesh Tebet Dec. 27 * Also observed previous day. Holidays begin on the evening preceding dates designated.