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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, January 20, 1950, Image 8

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EDITORIAL
By Fred A. Stem
Reorientation Tcnccrdi Hebreu:
The new importance which
Jewish leaders the world over
have come to attach to the role of
Hebrew as a unifying force in
Jewish life and as a vital bond
between American Jewry and
Israel, was decisively outlined at
the recent annual dinner of the
Histadruth Ivrith of America. He
brew Language and Culture As
sociation, by Moehe Sharett,
Foreign Minister of Israel and
Aubrey S. Eban.. Israeli represent
ative to the U. X. Both leaders
brought home with full force the
necessity of giving to Hebrew a
primary place in American Jew
ish life and pointed to the re
sponsibility of every American
Jew to learn Hebrew and impart
a knowledge of Hebrew cultural
values to his children.
Mr. Sharett went as far as to
prophesy that the American Jew
ish community could play a role
as vital as that of the Jewish
communities* of Babylon. Spain
and Poland in the past, if only’
Hebrew were assigned the posi
tion it can and must occupy on
the Jewish scene. Said Mr.
Sharett: “That entails learning
Hebrew. It is as simple and ele
mentary as all that. If you are
too old to begin yourselves, teach
it to your children. See that they
learn it, but see that the:.' do so
properly and are really able to
enjoy it. I make bold to tell you
that I do not know today of an
effort on the part of Jews any
where which is so rewarding as
the learning of that one language
of the Jewish people.”
Mr. Eban with his usual clarity
and incisiveness pointed up the
role which Hebrew is destined to
play in making for a mutually
beneficial and fructifying rela
tionship between American Jewry
and Israel. ‘The existence and
development of the Hebrew
movement,” said Mr. Eban, “is
not a marginal problem of Amer
ican Jewish life but may within
our own generation become a
crucial and decisive issue in
American - Israel relationships.”
He warned that “unless we can
create within a matter of de
cades a sense of cultural and
spiritual affinity, Israel and
American Jewry will become
foreign to each other.”
These statements reveal the
deep concern of the leading spirits
in world Jewry for the spiritual
future of the American Jewish
community. Surely, these well
meant words of admonition to
study Hebrew and to support the
Hebrew movement fostered by
the Histadruth Ivrith of America,
are worthy of the attention of
every American Jew.
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Pilam Holds First
'Nose' Bowl Gome
BY AL ZALLA
i The first annual "Nose" Bowl
game between the Tau Epsilon
t i Phi and P. Lambda Phi pledges
was played last Sunday after
-1 noon. TEP emerged from this
contest a 34-0 victor. Following
the game Pi lam played host to
; players and spectators from both
: fraternities, holding an open
house. This contest has been ac
claimed as a -fine step toward
, good will between these two
rival fraternities. The next event
in which Pilam and TEP will
; collaborate, this in conjunction
. with the Zeta Beta Tau’s, will be
; a ser.es of socials between the
pledge classes of the three Jewish
fraternities.
Plans are being completed for
. Pi Lambda Phi's Silver Anniver
sary celebration, the weekend of
February IT. Highlight of this
event will be the burning of the
house mortgage. All alumni and
friends of the fraternity are cordi
: ally invited to attend.
Billy Cohen, Jacksonville, has
been chosen to membership in the
Honorary English Fraternity.
Billy, a senior, has already dis
tinguished himself in the field of
tennis, oemg elected member of
the "F” club.
Rabbi M. Feldman
To Speak
Rabbi M. Feldman of the Aitz
Chavim congregation announces
that his topic for the regular Fri
day night Oneg Shabbat will be
"Miracles in the Sky”, an analysis
of the recently developed theory
of Dr. Vlikosky concerning the
miracles in the Bible.
Mrs. Harry Grossman will be
hostess for the evening.
At a recent meeting of the con
gregation Max Mirkis was re
named president.
Southeastern
Hadassah Region
Divides At Savannah
Conference
i
. i
The Southeastern Region of j
Hadassah voted to ' become two
regions at the Mid-winter con- j
ference held January 9-10 in Sa- 1
vannah, Georgia. Mrs. Murray
Grossman of Miami, Fla., and
Mrs. J. L. Wilensky of Savannah,
Georgia, were elected to fill the
presidencies of the Florida and
Southeastern Region, respective
ly. The two regions will meet in
joint conference next January
in Jacksonville, Florida.
The conference also voted to
establish a $500.00 Israeli schol
arship to be awarded to a South
! ern boy or girl active in the Zion
! ist movement. More information
; concerning the scholarship will
. be announced at a later date.
Debaters Win Dual
Debate Crown
Pi Lambda Phi has won the
intra-mural debate title of the
University of Florida. Defeating
Beta Theta Pi to annex the
Fraternity Championship, they
worked their way into the final
round with the Independent win
ner, the John Marshall Debate
. Society from Law School. They
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
PLMI TALK
(Continued from Page One)
; Jewish in other ways than sign
ing checks or attending campaign
: dinners or being on campaign
. committees. It's about* time we
; got a break."
[ Jack explained that he wasn’t
* projecting the idea for the pur
i pose of saving himself some rr.on
* ey. He wasn’t minding the money
he had to give . . . "Money.” he
i said, "is the least a Jew give.”
But he said, if during one year,
Jews weren't being driven at
they might find leisure enough
to discover what being Jewish
really is all about that being
Jewish wasn't just a matter of
signing checks and attending
campaign dinners.
Jack had the idea that during
: one year’s rest from drives. Jews
; might re-disccver the main and
: true element of being Jewish:
[ Jewish religion, that is. Tne spir
itual elevation of being Jewish,
the ethical ideals of Judaism,
: what it means to be Godly, the
: prophets and synagogue. He said
. all that had been forgotten in the
35 years during which Jews have
: j been chased by one big drive
1 after another.
"Jack," I said, "you have some
thing there." I had just been
reading something along the
same line in a book by Rabbi
Julius Feibelman of New Orleans.
It's title: "A Social and Econom
ic Study of the New Orleans
Jewish Community." It was
printed in 1941 but what Rabbi
Feibelman was saying then about
the dominance of Jewish social
services over Jewish religion is
true now not only in New Or
leans but in most other Jewish
communities in the U. S.
Rabbi Feibelman said: •‘The
dominant influences in the Jew
ish community has now changed
from the religious to the social.
This is a general characteristic
throughout the nation today, with
! the possible exception of the
! Catholic group.”
!
He didn't think that signing ,
checks for Jewish social services
was enough to keep Jews feel
i ing warmly Jewish . . . The im
' agination of the public has neith
er caught fire nor blazed into a
shared vision. Members of boards
J and workers on drives respond
to hyper-stimulation of dinner
enthusiasm."
In that time in New Orleans,
Rabbi Feibelman said, the presi
dent of the Jewish Federation of
New Orleans “had no affiliation
with religious or other commun
al phases of Jewish life. The pres
ident of the Central Relief Com
mittee of the Jewish Federation
was “unaffiliated with the relig
ious community, although he par
ticipated in cultural branches of
Jewish activity. (Rabbi Feibel
man said, though, that these were
rare cases.)
Jack was persistent toward the
idea of a one year's rest from
drives . . . "Yes, give 'em all a
year's chance to discover why
they are Jews," he said, "They
may learn that signing a check
for a drive isn't all there is to
being Jewish."
“But, Jack, suppose, during
that year they don’t learn a
thing.”
"Well," he replied, "it's worth
trying, anyway. Unless they
learn we may as well quit build
ing more synagogues."
t
were victorious in this final de
bate by a unanimous 3-0 verdict
of the judges. The Pilam team
is composed of Edward Siegel and
A1 Zalla. They went through the
entire tournament undefeated.
RARE MENORAH IN HUC.JIR MISI,.
j ---*...
The beautiful silver Hanukah menorah illustrated above is an example of the
skilled workmanship and loving care lavished by Jewish craftsmen on relig
ious objects in the Germany of more than a century ago. It is one of the
rare objects in the Museum of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion in Cincinnati, and Dr. Franz Landsberger, curator, calls special atten
tion to the miniature tools and utensils which are suspended from fine chains
at the base of the menorah. The College-Institute, with the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, is participating in a Combined Campaign which
seeks f 1-875,000 maintenance fund to support the program of Liberal Judaism
to prepare rabbis, cantors and educators, and to provide guidance and relig
ious materials to 400 member congregations in 304 L. S. communities
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