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QUESTION: What Is the origin
of the name “Elul” (the name of
the current Hebrew month?
ANSWER: The origin of this
name is not quite definite. Most
authorities agree that the name
of the month, like the names of
most of the other months of the
Jewish calendar, was borrowed
from the Babylonians. In the
early books of the Bible there are
no proper names for the months of
the year. It is in the later books
that we find some mention of the
proper names. The name “Elul”
is found only in the Book of Nehe
miah (Chap. 6, verse 15.) It is
generally believed that the Baby
lonians used it as a name of some
God or deity. This may be the
case since we do find a term such
as Elil or Elilim in the Bible which
refers to pagan idols. (Isaiah
10:10.) Since the month of Elul
was designated as the month of
repentance when every man seeks
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(Copyright, 1947, Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
to feel close, to his Creator, the
Rabbis found an allusion to the
name Elul, in the initial Hebrew
letters, to the phrase in the Song
of Songs (Chap. 6, verse 3.) “Ani
Ledodee Vedodee Lee” (I am my
beloved’s and my beloved is mine),
which spells out the name “Elul."
QUESTION: Why is it custom
ary to chant many Psalms during
the month of Elul ?
ANSWER: Os all the books of
the Bible, the Book of Psalms
contains the most penitential and
supplicatory verses. David, there,
is said to have changed many of
them when he was in danger, or
whenever he felt the need of spirit
ual fortification. For this reason
the Psalms are changed on many
occasions such as for the recovery
of a sick person, in times of local
and national danger, etc. The
month of Elul, being the month
before the Day of Judgment, was
a month is which every individual
felt the need of spiritual reinforce
ment and religious protection.
When we recite the Psalms during
this month we hope that they will
save us from forces that would do
us evil, just as they did for David
in his day. We also seek to be
carried away by the moving spirit
of their emotional phrases.
QUESTION: Why are the morn
ing and evening prayers coifcluded
daily with the 27th Psalm during
the month of Elul?
ANSWER: This Psalm is known
as the “Psalm of Confidence.”
In the days before judgment we
are asked to have complete con
fidence after we have prayed for
salvation. Reciting the Psalm ex
presses the deepest faith and com
plete reliance on the kindness and
mercy of God. At no time of the
year do we need trust as much
as when we approach the Day of
Judgment. The rabbis in the
Midrash have commented upon this
Psalm as follows: “The Lord is my
light and my salvation." The
“light” is Rosh Hashonah, New
Year’s Day, when all is brought to
light before the Lord—and “my
salvation” is Yom Kippur, the Day
of Atonement, when the Lord will
forgive. Others give another rea
son for reciting this Psalm daily.
It so happens that the name
“Jehovah” (God) is found thirteen
times. These are said to refer to
the thirteen “measures of mercy”
which shine down upon this earth
on Judgment Day to bring new
light and hope to a penitent peo
ple.
THE SOUTHERN-JEWISH WEEKLY
Union Os American Hebrew
Congregations Denies Affiliation
With “Americans For Haganah”
CINCINNATI, Ohio—Denial
that the Union of American He
brew Congregations had endors
ed the newly organized “Amer
icans For Haganah” was issued
last week by Dr. Maurice N.
Eisendrath, President of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, in a letter to
Mr. Abraham Feinbejg, Presi
dent of the “Americans for
Haganah.” In his letter, Dr.
Eisendrath pointed out that the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations had adopted “a
stand of neutrality on Zionism,
leaving any decisions to be
made on this subject to the
constituent congregations and
individuals thereof.”
Jewish Radio Program
Slated For Sunday
A Tale of Mendele the Book
seller, by Arnold Perl, will be
broadcast on the Eternal Light
radio program, Sunday, August
24, 1947 (NBC network 12:30-1:00
PM DST).
This script is an adaptation
from Mendele Mocher Seforim’s
story, “Benjamin’s First Journey”,
which appeared in the Menorah
Journal. Mendele Mocher Seforim,
i. e. Mendele the Bookseller, was
the pseudonym of S. J. Abram
owitz (1836-1916), great master
of Hebrew and Yiddish realism.
A native of White Russia, Abram
owitz spent a major part of his life
in Odessa writing vividly of the
Ghetto which he saw through the
observant eye of his leading char
acter, Mendele the Bookseller.
A Tale of Mendele the Book
seller takes place in the provincial
town of Bitalon, where nothing
ever happens until Benjamin Ni
omka, inspired by the travel books
and maps which he avidly collects,
sets out to explore the world.
Benjamin journeys 20 miles, en
countering imaginary pitfalls all
along the way, and returns to Bit-.
alon, a hero.
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Wise Asks Yemen
Investigation Before
Approving U. N.
Admission
Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president
of the World Jewish Congress, to
day called for a thorough invest
igation of conditions irt Yemen be
fore that country is admitted to
membership in the United Nations.
Telegraphing Secretary of State
Gen. George Marshall following
the publicly expressed support for
Yemen’s application by the United
States representative ort the Se
curity Council’s committee on new
members, Dr. Wise urged with
holding approval pending such an
investigation and compliance by
Yemen with the principles of the
United Nations Charter.
Dr. Wise’s telegram declared
support of Yemen’s application
was wholly inconsistent both with
the Charter and the publicly stat
ed position of the United States
that “ability and willingness to
fulfill Charter obligations was a
condition precedent for UN admis
sion.” He cited discriminatory and
humiliating practices against the
Jews as evidence against Yemen’s
preparedness to carry out the
: principles of the United Nations.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
YOUTHFUL CAMPERS RUSH FOOD IN
SOS OVERSEAS RELIEF CAMPAIGN
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- FOOD FOR EUROPE —These youngsters at the Felix Fuld
Camps, Milford, Pa., are shown packing and loading 4,800 pounds
of canned food they donated, with the help of their parents, to the
SOS (Supplies for Overseas Survivors) Collection of the Joint Distri.
bution Committee. More than 600 camps in many sections of the
country have scheduled similar SOS food and clothing drives this
summer for Europe's needy Jews. SOS supplies supplement regular
shipments of the JDC for its overseas relief, resettlement and recon
struction programs. The SOS Collection is a project of the JDC i n
cooperation with 16 national Jewish women's organizations and oilier
groups. The JDC receives its funds from the United Jewish Appeal. 1
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*■ Friday, August 22, 1947

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