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BEBT WISHES I —Patronize— Jack Tilloison's % Standard Service Station Sixth ft Pearl Ph. 5-9356 BEST WISHES Pearl Street Pharmacy E. J. Pierce, Prop. Prescriptions Called For and Delivered Without Extra Charge Bth and Pearl Street PHONE 5-0083 Our Best Wishes SOUTHERN DAIRIES, Inc. Sealtest Milk AND Ice Cream vßMjn^RMjfiv : pi|MBWH!R Cn<T«aß»fTTißßl drill ■■■w i mi»iT ■ fi^JWflmnmr THE SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD WKKK * \ Will Join All Our People Together All During the Year for a Greater Jacksonville T x V City Electric Department George A. Pierce, Commissioner of Utilities > V Utility Building Jacksonville, Florida Foot oi Laura Street Torah Rescued From Germans ' _ iiiiirn^—T *«K? w *' +"*~" * WMm 1 Jjjj r ••» ■ ™ m , ••- Lj|||v : .... ■: ' j ; M ■■ •!: Wi //v i ■l tS ii/ y .^dfl ! . j£i3 At this rededication service, held in the restored Wiesbaden (Germany) synagogue, with prayer books supplied by the J. W. 8., a civilian congregant from the community proudly holds the Torah rescued from the Nazi despoilers by the “gabbai”, and hidden in Zurich. The “gabbai” later perished at Auschwitz. The restoration services, conducted by Chaplain William Z. Dalin, were attended by the son of the “gabbai”, a Buchenwald survivor. Also present were Jewish Gls and high Army officials. Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, for merly director JWB’s Committee on Army-Navy Religious Activities, and currently Advisor on Jewish Affairs to the Commanding General of the European Theatre, who made an address, lauded the DP efforts of the chaplains, “who had literally saved thousands of lives.” If it’s available, we probably have it Palmer APPLIANCE Company “See PALMER First” 344 W. Forsyth St. Phone 5-0071 SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY THE JEWISH QUIZ BOX BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX (Copyright, 1947, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) >:>:>:>)>«*'>->”*”*“ 4: ‘ 4 " 4 " # “*” 4 ”*"*“*“ 4 “*“ # “ 4 “ 4 ' QUESTION: What do we mean when we refer to this Saturday as “Parshas Shekalim”? ANSWER: This Sabbath is known as a special Sabbath in the synagogue and is called “Parshas Shekalim.” It is marked by hav ing an additional portion from the Five Books of Moses read from the Scroll (Exodus 30:11-16) aug menting the regular weekly por tion ascribed for this Sabbath. Also, a special reading from the prophets (II Kings 11:17-12:17) is substituted for the regular pro phetic reading that traditionally would accompany the usual Pente teuchal portion. In many syna gogues special prayers are also chanted in honor of the occasion called “Yotzroth.” QUESTION: Why is this done ? ANSWER: The occasion of “Parshas Shekalim” commemor ates an ancient practice that was observed in the days of the Temple. As is recorded in the Talmud (Tractate Shekalim) an annual tax of one half-shekel was im posed upon the Israelites for the upkeep of the Temple and its rit ualistic sacrifices. This tax was due on or before the first day of the month of Nisan, which is the month during which Passover oc curs. In order, to remind the peo ple of their obligations and to give the majority of them, wno were farmers, a chance to ex change their crops for currency, a public announcement was made Friday, February 14 ( Jm Kc«ccccccccc€»;«a: on the first day of the month of Adar.w hich is just one month be fore the deadline. The synagogue, which is the center of Jewish life, was not to be left untouched by these prepar ations. Consequently, it was de creed that the Biblical portion in the Book of Exodus which de scribed the first such tax imposed for the construction of certain elements in the Sanctuary, was to be read on the Sabbath either on or before the beginning of the month of Adar. The special pro phetic portion which is read from the Book of Kings, tells of the days of King Johoash and Jehoida, the High Priest, when the government of Israel was wrested from the wicked Athaliah who had corrupt ed and defiled the Temple, and the populace set about repairing the Sanctuary, by accepting contribu tions from the people for the “Rat ing of the soul.” This particular portion was very likely chosen to impress upon the minds of the people who brought the tax the idea that their contribution was a means of rededicating their souls and their Temple. IS ORLANDO, FLA.