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VOL. 26 NO. 33
ntm TALK
By Alfred Segal
jjy friend. Joe Marx, is not
often seen in the synagogue. I
,ay this in no fault-finding of
joc Marx. If I pointed critically
at Joe because he is not often in
the synagogue, he would well
point back and ask. "How often
gje you seen there?"
Nor is Joe Marx one of the loud
speaking big shots of Judaism
in our town. That is to say, I
have never seen Joe in tuxedo
clad-eminenee at any of the
speakers’ tables of the Jewish af
fairs in our town.
Nor is Joe heard in the con
troversies of Jewry or seen in
contests for honors, such as being
elected vice-president or secre
tary of this Jewish organization
or that; nor is he among those
who are continuously in a state
of being mad at somebody who
disagrees with him on this or
that of Jewish life. (I am sure
that Joe knows little about the
current quarrels in Zion and
cares less.)
Joe Marx doesn’t take it upon
himself to find fault in the ways
of other Jews. Joe carefully
minds his own way of being a
Jew. As I understand him, his
idea of being Jewish has to do
with ethical living and doing.
To be a Jew is to be a man who
does justly, loves mercy and
walks humbly. Such a Jew
doesn’t go around preaching this
but in the way of his own life he
tries to follow it. This way of
Jewish life leads him to the high
er and quieter places; in his path
of Judaism he is far from the
tumult of Jewish dialectics.
Joe Marx is a manufacturer in
Cincinnatti. (The Solo-Marx Co.)
He makes rubber shoes and other
things in his factory at Loveland,
e rural community close by Cin
His mind isn't altogether beset
ai >d trambled over by rubber
shoes. It worries itself about the
PWple who work for him in the
making of these shoes. There
Was the matter of hiring a new
stenographer a while ago.
We ». yes, all he needed to do
Was to call up the employment
service and in short order some
nice-looking girls would be at the
® ice applying for the job.
at s the easiest way to get a
Joe Marx was thinking of a
, M . er way. He was thinking
ewishly in the way Jews think
en they get prophetic. Joe
i * sa ?* n 9 to himself, we Jews
. cotn P^ a * n when our boys
girls can't get jobs because
are Jews.
Shouldn’t we as employers be
among those who make no
Dpr.ni ° f race or reli gion in hiring
S l to work for them?
I myself, as a Jew,
ce?? , m my business the con
cre t°u that, as we
0 d, is of our religion.”
ranh erS WaS ***** job of stenog
wl er vaca **t in his office and
? shouldn't he hire a Negro
if 0 0 lt? Negroes were few.
7?' m office * in Cincinnati.
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Important statements on em-rent international develop
ments affecting Israel, the internal situation in the Jewish
State and the urgent crisis in immigration will be made
by top Israeli diplomats at the National Emergency Con
ference of the United Jewish Appeal, which is meeting in
Washington, D. C., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and
11. Jewish communal leaders who have been summoned
Mrs. Jack Becker, Doris Greenberg, Address
Junior Hadassah Conference In Jacksonville
Mrs. Jack Becker, in an address
before the delegates and visitors
of the Conference of the South
ern Region of Junior Hadassah
held Sunday in the Roosevelt
Hotel, declared that in Israel
“youth does not present a prob
Speaking at the luncheon ses
sion the Jacksonville woman who
last month returned from a visit
to Israel stated: “In the United
States the youth is highly organ
ized by the various Jewish
groups. In Israel the young peo
ple are an integral part of the
population, and no particular
group has a monopoly on organi
zation.” She spoke in length
upon the life and status of the
young people of the new Jewish
The tale of rising anti-Semitism in Ger
many is so old that there is an inclination
in some circles to completely forget it, or
to take it for granted as an irradicable
German national trait. It is true that the
hate scourge is part and parcel of the foul
German soil and soul and that no one is
really amazed when it emerges over and
over again in all its frighifulness and
ugliness and in all strata of German soci
ety. But, to ignore that occurrence even
in a country which, we hope, will soon
have no Jews, is akin to treating a highly
communicable disease by ignoring its
Germany is in the center of Europe, and
once the ugly trademark of Hitlerism is
permitted to rise in new vehemence there,
it will spread rapidly along the shattered
roads of the rest of the world. With Eu
rope’s sick social structure amenable to all
sorts of psychopathic trends, the danger of
Germany again becoming the fuehrer of
international anti-Semitism is not as re
mote as it would seem to the foolish and
It was, therefore, no accident that the
theme of anti-Semitism in Germany was
State, and related in length of the
privileges of health and sanita
tion which is provided for a
youth which in time of need
served its country so well.
Miss Doris Greenberg, National
Representative of Junior Hadas
sah, speaking at the Sunday even,
ing Banquet, told of the need for
an intensified Junior Hadassah
Program focused on the needs of
American Jewish youth in the
United States and in aid for the
children of Israel.
New regional officers headed
by Miss Rosalee Abramowitz of
Tampa, Fla., were installed dur
ing a candlelight ceremony con
ducted by Mrs. Sam Levine of
Tampa, Junior-Senior Hadassah
chairman of the region.
to the Conference will hear Eliahu Elath (left) Israel’s
Ambassador to the United States; Aubrey S. Eban
(center) chief of the Israeli delegation at the United
Nations and Jacob Zerubavel (right) head of the Middle
East Department of the Jewish Agency. The Conference
will survey the results to date of the 1949 nationwide
campaign of the United Jewish Appeal.
given much thought at the World Jewish
Congress Executive sessions in Paris. The
sharpest and clearest expression of appre
hension was delivered by Harry Green
stein, U. S. Advisor on Jewish Affairs,
when he told the gathering that Germany
was reeking with hostility toward Jews
and that it might take generations "before
the virulent form of Nazi anti-Semitism"
spends itself in that country. Coming
from a person who is reputed to be ex
tremely cautious and who weighs his
words carefully before uttering them, the
warning deserves double attention, partic
ularly from the occupation powers who, as
Mr. Greenstein pointed out, ought to make
it their business to combat the anti-Semitic
movement not merely because it is direct
ed against Jews, but because it is an un
mistakable sign of the resurgence of Ger
man nationalism in its most vicious form.
Our own book with Germany will never
close. Except perhaps for the sick, the
evil and the psychopathic, no Jews will
remain on the accursed German soil.
However, to the extent that national anti-
Semitism is an international warning
signal, the victors in mankind’s most de
structive war must not remain slumbering
on their posts.
PARIS, (JTA) The United
States and Britain were charged
here this week with allowing
anti-Semitism in Germany to
grow unchecked. The charge
was voiced by Rabbi Abraham L.
Fineberg, of Toronto, following
a visit to Germany.
“The chief concern of the gov
ernments of the United States
and Britain is to put Germany
on its feet,” he said in a state
ment to the press. “All other
problems are considered as
secondary. German anti-Semi
tism is allowed to grow without
being checked. The Jews re
maining in Germany are poten
tial hostages in the hands of
new Nazis.”
Ben Gurion Urges
Parents To Send
Their Children
To Israel
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TEL AVIV (JTA)—An appeal
to Jewish parents in the United
States to send their children to
Israel for permanent settlement
there was made here this week
by Premier David Ben Gurion.
"Even if they decline to help us.
we will bring the youth to Is
rael." the Premier of the Jewish
State declared. He expressed,
however, the hope that "this will
not be necessary".
Mr. Ben Gurion made his ap
peal in the course of an address
at a farewell party for the Ameri
can Histadrut delegates who
spent three weeks in Israel visit
ing various parts of the country
and studying various aspects of
life in the Jewish state. “I am
positive that you are returning
to the United States with the
feeling that it was worth your
while to devote many years of
toil for Zionism and for the crea
tion of our state,” he told mem
bers of the delegation.
"Although we realized our
dream of establishing a Jewish
state, we are still at the begin
ning." the Israel Premier contin
ued. "Today there are only 900.-
000 Jews in Israel while the
greater part of the Jewish people
is still abroad. Our next task
will not be easier than the crea
' tion of the Jewish state. It con
t sists of bringing all Jews to Is-
I rael.
| “You saw how difficult it was
Ito bring in and absorb 200,000
] immigrants. But we are deter
! mined to bring millions more and
I am positive that we will bring
them. We appeal chiefly to the
youth in the United States and in
other countries to help us achieve
this big mission. We appeal to
the parents to help us bring their
children here. Even if they de
cline to help, we will bring the
youth to Israel, but I hope that
this will not be necessary,” the
Israel Premier concluded.
David Remez. Israel's Minister
of Communications, addressing
the American delegates, similarly
appealed through them to the
Jews of the United States to send
American Jewish youths to Is
LONDON, (JTA) The pro
posed calendar reform which the
Panamanian delegation submitt
ed to the forthcoming session of
the United Nations General As
sembly next month “violates the
Biblical injunction as to the day
on which the Sabbath is to be
observed,” British Chief Rabbi
Israel Brodie declared this week
in a letter to the London Times.
“We can ill afford today to wak
en the anchorage which religious
tradition provides,” he added.
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