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Musings ... • • • By Ethel 'Teddy" Moscovit* Stranded in bed as so many •others with Virus "X” had its compensations . . . Here was a •chance to catch up on reading new books or perusing through books which are old favorites . . . At least that was one way of working off the frustration of be ing inactive . . . There was plenty of opportunity to glance again through Franz Landsberger’s beautiful book "Rembrandt, The Jews and The Bible” (Jewish Publication So ciety). During this reading there was plenty of time to compare notes and comments with pictures and to wish the pictures reproduc ed in the book were clearer and detail more evident, also appreci ated Landsberker’s portraying of Jewish life in Holland at the time of Rembrandt . . . There was a kind of "hello landsman” feeling when we came across mention of the Ets Hayim Congregation in Amsterdam in 1658 , . . What a strange bond with peo ple dead over two centuries —the name of a congregation! . . . One visualizes a whole chain of such shules and generations of scholars, young and old, seated at gleaning wisdom from interpreta tion of holy writ . . . * * * * Alex Bein’s fine biography of Theodore Herzl was again picked •up . . . Suddenly the realization bursts upon you that since your last reading of the book a few years ago and today an era has closed and a new one opened ... During the last reading of the book there was almost a feeling of being a contemporary of the Herzlian Zionists who passed in review on Bein’s pages . . . Al though these figures were dead be fore my generation was born our problems and our efforts to solve them were identical . . . But on May 15, 1948, the page of history turned and while every one knew it was a historical date and a turning point, it takes a reading of such a biography as this to make one realize the com pleteness of the revolution in his tory and of time .-. . * * * * Virus "X” or not, along with 700 or more I was on hand to hear the galaxy of speakers brought here this past weekend by the local Council to start off the winter campaign for the U. J. A. . . . And quite frankly, I came just to look at Lt. Shiela Freeberg and Capt. Alex Albala of the Announcing.... the Opening of PITTMAN'S RESTAURANT 2659 PARK STREET FRIDAY, 7 A. M. HOME COOKED FOODS REASONABLE PRICES Mrs. Pearl V. Pittman, Owner YOU CAN SAVE MONEY AT THE Tip Top'Super Market All Leading Brands “ST. NICHOLAS SHOPPING CENTER” “Where the New and the Old Beach Roads Meet” Maurice Hammerman, Owner 3104 Atlantic Boulevard Phone 9-6239 Jacksonville, Fla. Haganah ... I wanted to look at their faces and see tHe Jewish uniform and feel very, very proud . . . And I did—and the two were beautiful to look upon . . . 1 don’t know what it' is about Israelis that make them so beauti ful, but I have seen girls, poorly dressed, without cosmetics on their face, and with indifferent hair dress completely captivate a room of fellow young people who knew only of the "new look” two min utes before . . . Lt. Freeberg is not this kind of an Israeli; she is smart and well groomed, and I am prone to say despite this she had the same kind of magnetism as the others I have known . . . I hope Capt. Albala does not mind being called beautiful—but to those of us who thrilled to the sight of a Jewish soldier in a Jewish uniform, he is exactly that —a thing of beauty . . . There was a lot of eloquence this past weekend ... In it all I liked Quentin Reynold’s “America gave the new state of Israel all help short of aid” . . . And at the Mon day afternoon luncheon, Madame Oppert’s, "For the Jews of Europe liberation did not come at the close of war, but on May 15, 1948.” . . . But in all the meetings held Sunday and Monday why was H’tikvah not sung once? —and why was there no blessing or prayer said in Hebrew? . . . * * * * Saw Paula Fink (Mrs. Chas.) at the Monday afternoon luncheon of the Women’s Division of the Coun cil . . . She reminded us that she too is planning to take in the National Senior Hadassah conven tion in Atlantic City this coming weekend . . . Sunday night at the lecture there was Edith and Berney Davis back from their California trip . . . Eadie had previously called to tell us what a wonderful time they had visiting with the Sobels . . . This trip to Beverly Hills even in cluded a visit to the movie stu dios and lunch with Betty Grable, Mark Stevens, Barbara Laurence, and Dan Daily . . . Eadie will have a long time convincing me Berney didn’t ask Betty Grable to dance ... * * * * Mrs. Albert Mayer was at the meeting, too, and told us she will have her new books for sale for Hanuka gifts—as nice a gift idea as there ever was . . . * * * * YOUNG JUDAEA NOTES The newly formed Boys Club under the leadership and coaching of Ben Cohen defeated the Avi Club in a hotly contested football game by a score of 13 to 6. Ralph Hockman and Ernie Markowitz starred for the Boys Club while Buddy Schulman and Tuffy Schlff were the outstanding players for the Avi Club. •. All members of Young Judaea who want to attend the Basketball clinic this month please contact Ben Cohen—Phone 9-3233. THE-SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY Rabbi Lefkowitz Will Serve Cicil Field Appointment of Rabbi Sidney Lefkowitz, Temple Ahavath Chesed, Jacksonville, Fla., as the part-time Jewish chaplain at Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla., has been announced by Dr. Solomon B. 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