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Friday, October 21, 1949
The Southern Jewish Weekly
An Independent Paper Serving American Citizens of Jewish Faith
This newspaper seeks to serve the Jewish communities of the South
irithout purporting to represent any. Ule
Owned and Published by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, B.S.J.
Subscription, one year $3.00; two years, $5.00 “
Upon expiration, unless notified to the contrary,
subscriptions are continued.
P. Q. BOX 90S PHONE 9-7990 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Entered as Second-Class Matter, at the Post Office,
Jacksonville, Florida, Under Act of March 3, 1879
Member of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Member of the Office of Jewish Information
Member of Seven Arts Features
Member of the Chamber of Commerce
“The Oldest and Most Widely Circulated Jewish Publication
in this Territory”
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vl/yL VIEWPOINT
CARE FOR THE AGED HERE AND ABROAD
In this week's mail we received
some publicity material from the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation,
which is putting on a campaign at
this time for $300,000 for the Jewish
Home for the Aged of Greater
Miami. While the majority of aged
people can be taken care of in their
own homes, in foster homes and in
special apartment dwellings for eld
erly people, a substantial number,
according to the committee's find
ings, must be taken care of "in the
more controlled and supervised en-
vironment of an institution." These aged people require spe
cial medical and custodial care which can not be given in
homes and are considered too expensive if they are assigned
to a general hospital.
The present Jewish population of Dade County is estimat
ed by the committee to be approximately 40,000 or roughly
nine percent of the total population. According to the com
mittee’s survey, the Jewish old age group in Miami Beach is
approximately 7 percent of the total Jewish population, while
in Miami the Jewish old age group is 4.7 percent of the total
Jewish population. Most of the Jewish old people on the
Beach live in the section from South Beach to Lincoln Road.
We are glad to see Greater Miami take steps to improve
the lot of the Jewish aged, for many of our people during the
past years have chosen to live out the balance of their days in
the Magic City.
(One of the outstanding achievements in Jacksonville has
been the success of the River Garden Home for the Aged
which is capably administered by a professionally trained
staff.)
Also in this week's mail we received a report that the
J- D. C., the Jewish Agency, and the Israel Government have
formed an agreement to set up a fund of 15 million dollars to
take care of the sick and aged in Israel.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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Roofing Co.
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Signs
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Signs of All Kinds
78 Riverside Avenue
Telephones 4-0121 - 4-0122
_ Termite Control
City Pest Control Co.
Ave. Phone 4-5900
ng term contracts if desired—
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NEW AND USED TIRES
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tast word in modern scientific dry cleaning
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New Plant New Methods New Satisfaction
Bring Your Own Or ’Phone For Pickup And Delivery
1 315 SAN MARCO BLVD. PHONE 9-3683
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Parlors
Steam Baths
George Washington Hotel
Phone 5-8790
Upholsterers
Gateway
Upholstering Shop
For Beautiful Interiors
Slip Covers Upholstering
Draperies Cornices
Your Inquiry Invited
1048 Kings Ave. Call 9-7180
Venetian Blinds
Tropical Venetian
Blind Co.
Electrical Appliances
Awnings Venetian Blinds
2602 Broadway
Phone 7-4407 Day, or 2-0010 Night
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
LETTERS
-Cvthc-.
gjf EDITOR
Pensacola Chapter of Hadassah
Pensacola, Fla.
October 14, 1949
Editor Southern Jewish Weekly
Jacksonville, Fla.
Dear Mr. Moscovitz:
As president of the Pensacola
Chapter of Hadassah, I am most
eager to meet our quota just as
my predecessor did last year.
Your generous contribution of
$35.00 helped us last year to
attain our goal.
We are again nresenting our
“NIGHT OF STARS”. This will
be our “Third” Annual Night of
Stars. So successful have we
been that last year for want of a
larger auditorium, hundreds of
people were turned away. How
ever the auditorium does accom
modate over a thousand people.
We hope to fill the auditorium
again this year. And we hope
that we will again see your name
listed in our Program Book as a
“Contributor” to our Pensacola
Chanter of Hadassah. You tft'e
well known in this community
and we would appreciate your
cooperation with us in helping us
to meet our Hadassah quota.
Very sincerely,
Mrs. Kiva Oberstein,
President of Pensacola
Chapter of Hadassah
P- S.—ln our last year’s pro
gram book, I notice the following
was your advertisement:
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH
WEEKLY
P. O. Box 903, Jacksonville, Fla.
Salutes The
Pensacola Chapter of Hadassah
and Wishes Success to the
Variety Show
“NIGHT OF STARS”
Do you want the same wording
this year? Please make check
payable to Pensacola Chapter of
Hadassah and would appreciate if
you would mail same to me.
Incidentally I am enjoying
reading our subscription of “The.
Southern Jewish Weekly”. I find
it has improved so very much
within the past two years.
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
GEORGE SMATHERS
4th District of Florida
Washington, D. C.
October 12, 1949
Mr. Isadore Moscovitz, Editor
The Southern Jewish Weekly
Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Mr. Moscovitz:
Just a note to thank you for the
article in your paper in Septem
ber concerning my efforts to have
an Israeli consulate established at
Miami.
We have nothing further on
this recently, but I shall keep you
informed of future developments.
I particularly appreciate your
mentioning this project because
your article will help to arouse
interest in it, and I am convinced
that the establishment of such a
consulate would result in great
good, not only to the people of
Florida, but to the State of Is
rael in its struggle to encourage
American investment.
Again thanking you for your
interest, I am
Sincerely yours,
George Smathers, M. C.
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THE TEST-
THE JEWISH
QUIZ BOX
BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright, 1949, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Ine.)
QUESTION: Do all Jews observe the Bar-Mitzvah ceremony at
the age of 13?
ANSWER: No. The Jews of Morocco, for example, are said to
observe the Bar-Mitzvah ceremony at the age of 12. The famous
Saadia even regarded a boy of 12 as a full member of a Minyan.
* * * * *
QUESTION: Why do pious Jews wear a "gartel" around their
waist? What is the derivation of the term "gartel?"
ANSWER: The term “gartel” evidently comes from the same
! origin as the term “girdle” which comes from a root meaning ‘to
bind” or “to tie.” It is actually a kind of sash or belt which is
“bound” or “tied” around the waists of pious Jews, called “Chasidim,”
especially when they are engaged in prayer.
Wearing this item is a form of piety. Some trace it to the special
form of “Girdle” called the “Avnet” which the High Priest wore
around the waist. This would indicate that every pious Jew strives
to attain the perfection and the piety of the High Priest.
BIGOTS SHOOTING HIGH
BY NATHAN ZIPRIN
When some months ago it was reported that there was a discern
able lull in the organized activities of America's hate-mongers and
anti-Semites, we were inclined to accept the development as an omen
of an encouraging trend. And this despite the fact that our own
observations of the scene gave little cause for optimism.
Now the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League reports that, at a
secret conclave at St. Louis, the rabble rousers showed alarming
strength and disquieting financial backing. In fact, the notorious
hate spreader Gerald L. K. Smith was reported to have boasted that
only lack of funds prevented him in the past from moving his black
clouds over the eastern part of the country. If we take the League
reporter’s word, it appears that the hate mongers are about to start
a nationwide drive against Jews, and with unprecedented viciousness.
It is quite possible that the League's picture is somewhat colored.
But, in a battle such as this, relentless vigilance can never be a
fault.
BORIS DUNAEVSKY
42 W. 3rd Street 6-3093
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN PIANO AND COMPOSITION
ASSISTANT TEACHER FOR BEGINNERS
NOBBS & Company
Insurance
21 N. Julia Street Phone 5-2269
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