OCR Interpretation


The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, June 01, 1944, Image 3

Image and text provided by University of Florida

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn78000090/1944-06-01/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for Page Three

June, 1944
®ljr &nuttffru inoiBl) Honthljj
An independent Monthly Serving American Citizens of Jewish Frith
Formerly The Southern Jewish Weekly
~=n»# Oldest and Mont Widely Circulated Jewish Publication
hi this Territory"
'owned and Publiahed by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, 8.5.j7
In the absence of Major Moscovitz, now in the military service, the
paper is being edited by Mrs. Moscovitz.
Printed Monthly as a War Economy Measure at 406 Broad St.
P. 0. Box 903 Phone 9-4044 Jacksonville, Florida
Maas m imrt Wm Matter, at the Poet Office, Jeduewllte, HerlSe, ttMer m.
Act at March 3, 1179
SidtaarlpHaa One Year. MLOO; So MmiUm. %IM
Member at THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY
Member of the Independent Jewish Press Service
From Conference To Assembly
In a preliminary meeting of the New York Delegates
to the Labor Day meeting of the second convening of the
American Jewish Conference the suggestion was made that
the name of the “Conference” be changed to “Assembly”.
We agreje that that would be the proper place to begin the
rejuvenating of the body which sought last year to form a
democratically constituted organ for American Jewish ac
tion. Changing the name is putting first things first.
A conference is a discussion group that compares notes
and offers suggestions. An assembly, however, is a meeting
convened by the authority for the transaction of public
business. Although the latter definition was the one which
was supposed to apply to the functions of the American
Jewish Conference it seems that the Interim Committee
acted rather as a discussion group with its hands tied by
lack of power.
Calling the “Conference” an “Assembly” would serve
sufficient notice to all and sundry that the time for action
has come, and that the' national organizations must become
pliable enough in a democratic structure to work for the
common good.
Thoughts and Opinions
It was gratifying to see the hundreds of names of
deans and professors which are appended to the Petition for
Palestine to President Roosevelt. These names were not
signed for votes or for patronage. They were signed
through a deep rooted conviction that the rights of the
Jews to a national life in their ancient homeland is based
upon social justice and social responsibility.
K<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<« HOLIDAY GREETINGS
HOLIDAY GREETINGS ON THE 4th OF JULY
ON THE 4th OF JULY „
states** STS
Auto Parts 41/2 %On New or Well I
JACK GOLDBERG Located Property
840 N. Myrtle Ave. 313 W. Forsyth
Phone 5-0053 Phone 5-5016
»->■>-»>»•>■> ■> ■> »-»->-> > > >»-»
CORDIAL GREETINGS FOR THE FOURTH
FLORIDA JEWELERS
INCORPORATED
210 West Forsyth Street Telephone 5-1391
""bESt""wISHES FOR a GLORIOUS “FOURTH”
R. C. MOTOR LINES, Inc.
—: FAST DEPENDABLE SERVICE : ~
2504 Laura Street Phone 5-2518
4m ——— — -
t GREETINGS ON THE “FOURTH” <
| BAY ELECTRIC CO. \
) ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION 4
► Motor Building a Specialty New and U f* lMot ® rß 4
| N& L AUTO SUPPLY CO. »

JOE BARTLEY, Mgr.
a, - 5
5 1200 West Adams Street ■
J iv m
PHONE 5-3713
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH MONTHLY
BETWEEN YOU
AND ME
BY BORIS SMOLAR
PARTITION TALKS: The ques
tion of a possible partition of Pal
estine is again coming to the
forefront ... - This time stronger
than ever before .... And Zion
ist officialdom in New York is
now trying to make up its mind
as to what attitude the American
Zionist movement should be in
case partition is officiaUy broach
ed ... - Some forsee the possibil
ity that neither the Jews nor the
Arabs may be consulted regarding
the borders of a partitioned Pal
estine ...- This, despite the
fact that President Roosevelt in a
message to the Palestine Arabs
this week is roprted to have as
sured them that the status of
of Palestine will be determined
by the United Nations in con
sultation with Jews and Arabs.. .-
Members of the Jewish Agency in
Palestine are determined to oppose
partition by following Ghandi’s
policy of non-cooperation . . . -
Members of the Agency in London
are for the time being non
commital ... - The time will soon i
be ripe also for the American
non-Zionist members of the Jew
ish Agency to announce their at
titude with regard to partition
and to the post-war status of
Palestine in general ... - A joint
British-American statement on
Palestine is expected to be issued
simultaneously in London and in
Washington not later than Aug
ust ... - This statement has been
ready for some time, but its is
suance was postponed until after
the invasion . . . - When Assistant
Secretary of State Stettinius was
in London recently, final touches
were made on it in the light of an
expected successful invasion . . . -
FUND-RAISING TALKS: The
prospects of post-war fund-raising
for Jewish needs are now being
seriously studied by the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds ... - Experts are certain
that Jewish fund-raising will not
decrease for a long time after the
war ... - They expect that the
Government will take a more ac
tive part in the work of social
welfare, but the field for private
agencies still remains wide . . . -
They also expect that many a Jew
who is now active in war relief
activities, like Red Cross, U. S. 0.,
will be interested in maintaining
their activities and will easily be
induced to spend their time and
energy for Jewish social work .. .-
The question of whether Jewish
communities after the war should
concentrate more on expanding
their social work, or should spend
funds on erecting new buildings
for hospitals, homes for aged and
other institutions is also the sub
ject of study now by the Council
of Federations and Welfare Funds
... 1- Many communities are in
clined to erect new buildings for
their institutions on the assump
tion that once there is a building,
the institution will somehow be
supported in one way or another
... - Another question ,under
study is that of reserve capital.. .-
It is no secret that si me organi
zations and institutions would like
to utilize the “prosperity” in fund
raising for building up a reserve
in their treasury for the meager
years which may follow » . . -
POST WAR TALKS: Leo
Cherne, executive secretary of the
Research Institute of America, Is
certainly the most pessimistic per
son In this country ... - His book
“The Rest of Your Life,” just pub
lished by Doubleday Doran, sees
very rttle happiness ahead for us
after the war ... - He believes
that post-war America wiU be full
of hate, tension and bitterness.. .-
He fears that anti-Semitism will
assume ugly forms in America
and he even goes to far as to pre
-1 diet disorders ... - Hitler’s lesson
that anti-Semitism pays will re
main, he claims, rooted in Amer
ica long after the Nazis’ downfall.
Letters To The Editor
Jacksonville,’ Florida
May 27, 1944
Mrs. Isadore Moscovitz
Southern Jewish Monthly
Jacksonville, Fla.
Dear Mrs. Moscovitz:
As Publicity Chairman of the
Jacksonville Section, National
Council of Jewish Women, I would
like to correct some erroneous
material which the last issue of
your paper carried. In your
“Musings” column you “wonder
why the Council of Jewish Women
never took any stand on the White
Paper”. For your information
there is a letter in the files of Mr.
William Boxerman written by
Mrs. Lewis J. Schaul, Jr., Presi
dent of Jacksonville Section, Nat
ional Council of Jewish Women to
Mr. Harry Katz, President of the
Jacksonville Zionist Organization,
dated January 11, 1944. I would
like to quote the most important
parts of the latter:
“We (Jacksonville Section, Nat
ional Council of Jewish Women)
record ourselves in favor of and
urge the immediate abrogation of
the White Paper of 1939. We re
cord ourselves in favor of the un
restricted immigration of Jews
into Palestine and we record our
selves as in favor of uninterrupted
and continuous building of Pales
tine in the spirit of the Balfour
Declaration.
"The Program of the National
Council of Jewish Women does
not include the subject of Zionism.
We believe sincerely that in the
post-war period we will once and
for all times establish the rights
of Jews in the world at large,
which, naturally, will include the
rights of the Jew in Palestine.”
I am enclosing copies of the
President’s Annual Report to
Jacksonville Section and her re
port to the Duval County Feder
ation of Woman's Clubs which
you may be interested to read.
With best wishes, I remain
Sincerely,
Mrs. Mary L. Levin,
Publicity Chairman,
Jacksonville Section, National
Council of Jewish Women.
Note: The Musings column in
the above letter is misquoted. The
column read: “Wonder why the
the Council of Jewish Women
ignored the fact in their annual
report at their closing meeting
that they had passed a resolution
opposing the ( White Paper.” We
had knowledge of the above men
tioned letter to Harry Katz, but
were curious to learn why mention
of its passage had been omitted
from the annual report.
In the copy of the annual re
port of the president of the Coun
cil of Jewish Women this sentence
is underlined: “I am not going
to give you a statistical report of
how many letters I have written
. . . . ” We do not see that this
letter was merely a secretarial
job. It is a statement of policy
concerning the meeting of a grave
Jewish problem and we deemed
GREETINGS ON THE “FOURTH”
Marion H. Davis & Company
CONSULTANT FLOOR ENGINEERS
1212 Mary St. Phone 5-5851
BEST WISHES ON JULY 4th
Towne Pump Package House
AND BAR
1976 San Marco Blvd. Call 9-9163
GREETINGS ON THE “FOURTH”
The H. & W. B. Drew Company
PHONE 5-1500
GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS ON JULY 4th
CROWD’S BARBER SHOP
26 EAST BAY STREET
the consideration of it important
enough to repeat in the annual
report.
It has been explained that the
exclusion of the local Council’s
stand against the White Paper
was an oversight. In one of her
concluding paragraphs of the
annual report Mrs Schaul, Jr.
writes: “Our section was born in
November 1939. We are not five
years old. It is quite natural for
us to have had growing pains.
We will probably have many
headaches before we reach adult
hood. But, may I say that any
small misunderstanding or differ
ences thay may have arisen or any
courtesy that was not extended;
please forgive me.”
25 S. E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida
Southern Jewish Monthly
Dear Editor:
Received a copy of your May
newspaper and would like to make
a little correction or rather ad
dition. In your article about
Miami being the keynote in the
country on the U. J. A. drive, you
refer to the names of the various
campaign chairmen. However, you
omitted the names of three chair
men to wit: Sol Goldstrom and
George Bertmen, co-chairmen of
the Men’s Division for Miami
Beach, and myself as chairman of
the Men’s Division for Miami.
Cordially yours,
MILTON A. FRIEDMAN
MYRTLE AVENUE
LUMBER CO.
Lumbe rand Building
Supplies
Myrtle Ave. at Elm St.
Phone 5-4200
f HOLIDAY GREETINGS
' ON THE 4th OF JULY
: Earl Thomas
Florist
r 28 W. Monroe Street
r s PHONE 5-2213
f
■ GREETINGS ON THE £
4th OF JULY
S The Hygienic ■
■ Products Co. ■
■ Manufacturers of
SANI-FLUSH
AND
MELO
Page Three

xml | txt