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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, June 02, 1950, Image 8

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Veterans' Problem in Israel
BY ADA OREN
(Copyright, 1950, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
TEL AVIV
Veterans’ rehabilitation and re
settlement cost Israel during the
last budgetary year over three
and a half million pounds, and it
is hoped to clear up all remaining
problems within another year
since progress is good. All veter
ans have priority at labor ex
changes and are entitled to a
grant of two months’ maintenance
if in need.
The exact number of soldiers
discharged is a military secret,
but it is evident that the bulk of
mass releases is already past. The
extent of the problem may be
gauged by the recent announce
ment of the Finance Minister in
the Knesset that 40,000 ex-ser
vicemen have applied to labor ex
changes and that 97 percent of
them have found some employ-,
ment.
By law and under the supervis
ion of appeal boards every firm
is obliged to take back those of
its permanent employes who left
it for army service, and to give
them all benefits to which they
might normally have become en
titled. Government offices have
orders to give veterans priority
in all new jobs. Many, however,
preferred to enter new careers.
Vocational courses lasting up
to a year have been arranged for
thousands, and have cost of liv
ing loans to families of men in
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training. About 1,000 who inter
rupted their studies to enlist, are
receiving partial grants in aid
for as many months as they serv
ed in the armed forces. Hundreds
of other veterans received long
term loans to open or revive bus
iness and farms.
Housing is the most dififcult
problem at present, for although
nobody is without a roof over his
head, some have been allotted
only very temporary lodgings.
Building loans are being made
available, and such housing as
was available on a rental basis
was awarded to invalids, families
of the fallen, and veterans with
three or more children.
HUMAN
1 © SIDE
of the
United Jewish Appeal
The National Office of the
United Jewish Appeal reports
that this year’s campaigns are
running about 20 per cent ahead
of those in last year’s. That is
good news indeed. It is good news
not only because it means the
possibility of more adequate pro
vision for rehabilitating the lives
of great numbers of Jews by re
settlement in Israel and in other
ways, but also because it is in
dicative of a better understand
ing by American Jewry of its re
sponsibilities. Last year many of
us seem to have nursed the illu
sion that, with the emptying of
the DP camps in Europe, Ameri
can Jewry had just about finish
ed its job abroad and could adopt
an isolationist policy confined to
its own immediate needs. We
seem, however, during the year
to have gained perspective. That
in itself is occasion for satisfac
tion.
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
PLAIN TALK
(Continued from Pago One)
“You are quite welcome and
have a seat, please. Let’s talk
the whole thing over. So you
want to be a Jew?”
Yes. he says, that's what he
would like to be. He has some
what studied Judaism and has
come to the conclusion that it is
the religion most appealing to his
mind and heart ... "I wish to be
taken into the Jewish commun
ion."
“But, my dear sir,” I would re
ply, “have you tried being the
best kind of Christian? Christi
anity is all right, too, provided
those who profess it really go its
way. The trouble is there aren’t
genuine Christians enough in the
world. Wouldn’t it be a much
better world if there were more
Gentiles who practiced Christi
anity.”
My visitor stares at me all un
believing. What kind of a sales
man of Judaism am I anyway?
Saying a good word for a com
petitor! Discouraging a prospect!
Yes, sir, that’s the way I feel
about it,” I continue. “You see,
for a long, long time this is go
ing to keep on being a Christian
world, as it is called. To be
really Christian it needs badly
more and more authentic Chris
tians. People who really believe
in the brotherhood of man, in
the Golden Rule, in the BeatL
tudes which bless the peacemak
ers and those who suffer for
righteousness’ sake.
"It's a great pity when a man
like you resigns from the Chris
tian world. Christians are so
badly needed and I take it you
have the makings of an excellent
Christian gentleman. I say that by
reason of the fact that you are
willing to be a Jew: To take on
the sacrificial destiny of being
a Jew; to suffer the disabilities
of a Jew; to accept wholly the
Jewish teaching from which
Christianity stems.
“Christianity can’t afford to
lose a man like you. The Chris
tian world is hard up for more
men of your kind. Why not try
Christianity? As a Christian you
could go out into the Christian
world and bring in more Chris
tians from among the Gentiles?”
"So you won't have me. Rab
bi Segal?"
“Please don’t put it that way.
Doubtless, sir, you would make
This could have been
your ad. with
someone else
reading it.
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a good Jew but Christianity
needs Christians quite as much
as Judaism needs good Jews. I
am not robbing the Christian
world even of one good Chris
tian. Anyway, there’s my job
of trying to make Jews Jewishly
good. Please feel at liberty to
call on me again any time, sir.”
Yet the missionary zeal of rab
bis shouldn't be allowed to go
empty-handed to frustration. If
they want to be missionaries,
why not missionaries to the
Jews? There are so many Jews
who need to be converted to the
teaching and the way of life of
their religious inheritance.
Yes, a big, national missionary
revival for Jews! Great Jewish
preachers traveling from town to
town with the message of Israel
for the Jews! Jewish preachers
do get around but for the most
part they ask for money for this
institution and that. Organized
Judaism seems to have become
a collection agency.
Why not a Jewish revival in
which preachers will give Jews
a portion of their spirit and ask
only for their hearts? I have a
candidate to lead such a revival.
He is Rabbi Solomon Goldman
of Chicago who kept us all un
der a spell in our town recently.
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GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES
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GENERAL INSURANCE
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Greetings and Best Wishes
FOR BETTER FLOORS
CALL 1
J. H. CLARK
1349 Wolfe Street Phone 2-2283
4
I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL
TO MY FRIENDS
Who Gave Me Such a Splendid Vole on May 23rd.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.
JAMES B. (Jimmy) LEE
(Paid Political Advertisement)
Friday, June 2, 1950
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Telephone 9-7599

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