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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAITH
THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY
VOL. 27 NO. 38
PLAIN TALK
By Allred Segal
MR. SOLOMON'S CHILDREN
Mr. Hyman Solomon of 3437
West 82nd Street, Inglewood, Cal
ifornia, has been thinking much
about his children as Jews. Which,
of course, is what most Jewish
parents think about all the time:
How should we raise that kid
Jewishly. Should we impress
deeply on his mind the fact that
he is Jewish? That is, should we
educate him to make much of his
being Jewish? Or should we let
his Jewishness be just a casual
matter in his upbringing, just as
being a Presbyterian is casual to
the Presbyterians, or as being an
Episcopalian is to the Episcopali
ans, or as being a descendent of
the Scots is to Americans who
came from the Scots.
As soon as a Jewish child gets
old enough his parents begin to
worry about the kids he goes out
with socially. Oh, Melvin had a
date with his high school class
mate, Mary Geohagan, and what
attitude should they take on that?
Should they speak to Melvin a
bout his Jewish obligations and
the dangers of falling in love un-
Jewishly? Mary Geohegan is a
nice girl all right but a Jewish
boy like Melvin ought to be told.
The parents debate the matter:
Should they speak to Melvin but
then maybe Mary Geohegan is
just a phase in his life. If they
made too much of her, Melvin
might make other dates with her,
just to be contrary. Melvin al
ways was a wilful boy.
Yes, Jewish parents of.young
children find themselves contin
ually in such conflicts. But Mr.
Solomon of Los Angeles had
carefully charted the Jewish life
of his children; he seems to know
what kind of Jews they will be
when they grow up. I have a
letter from Mr. Solomon about
that.
Mr. Solomon was saying: "I
want my children to be Jews
without restriction, without reser
vation and without mental hedg
ing. I want them to live any
where as free as the Mormons live
in this country, to be accepted as
human beings and not as mem
bers of a secondary group. I want
them to enjoy these privileges
without sacrifice of any part of
their inherent Jewish background.
“I want them to have as thor
ough a Jewish education as I can
possibly provide for them —this
education to shape and mold a
more human, more understanding
person. But in hand with this
preparation, they must under
stand without equivocation the
kind of society they live in.
"They must understand and be
prepared to meet jibes, jeers and
restrictions, handicaps and ex
clusions. They must know that
the society in which they live'is
not the most fertile for human
growth for Jewish growth. They
must be prepared to meet head
on, heart-breaking attacks, meet
them, fight them and advance.
“If in the contact with this
American society they can arrive
at an understanding of what
brotherhood may mean to the
(Continued on Page Eight)
Moshe Sharett to
Speak at Mizrachi
Convention
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.,
Moshe Sharett, Foreign Minister
of Israel, will deliver the princi
pal address of the keynote session
of Mizrachi Women’s Silver Ju
bilee Convention, when the
women’s religious-Zionist con
clave starts here this Sunday
night.
/
Mr. Sharett, who is expected
to deliver a major policy address,
will share the convention plat
form with Congressman Jacob
Javits, of N. Y., in the first of
three open sessions of the con
vention in the Breakers Hotel.
More than a thousand dele
gates, representing some* 50,000
members of the Mizrachi Wo
men’s Organization throughout
the country, will also hear Mrs.
Lionel Golub, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
national president of the organi
zation, and Mrs. Bessie Gotsfeld
of Tel Aviv, Israel, honorary na
tional president and Israel repre
sentative of Mizrachi Women in
the Sunday night session.
Jacksonville Student in Israel
Writes of Interesting Trip
(Especially Written for The Southern Jewish Weekly)
BY HERBERT SOHN
(Editor’s note: The writer of this “diary of a trip to Israel”
is spending a year in Israel as a student. He is the son of the
Ben Sohns of 1215 Holmesdale Road, and a brother of Gerald,
who has accompanied us on our business trips during the past
five summers. The following article is the first of a series
which Herbert is writing for us. We will appreciate any com
ments from our readers.)
7
The Voice of Israel
"Kol Yisrael"—"This is the voice of Israel."
The portable spoke forth in clear Hebrew. This radio made in
the USA had until this moment delivered "American-English"—Now
as easily it expressed itself in Ivrit.
The portable is on the deck of
the TSS Neptunia. Two days of
Mediterranean Sea lie between it
and its source in Israel.
The past sixteen days of Trans -
Atlantic travel have built up the
present state of expectancy which
can be felt among its audience
gathered in the night sea-air
round about it. Those who are
returning home after a brief de
parture and those who are going
for the first t i m e—Both groups
cling to the atmosphere of this
speaker and its audience —for this
is the first real contact with Eretz
Israel. A one time DP expressed
it—“No matter how often or for
how long one leaves Israel —Each
return seems a rebirth of outlook
and existence.”
The smooth, dark blue sea
compliments its night sky—and
with a creamy silver ‘Milky Way’
forms a surrealist’s background
to this group scene on board this
‘Ferry to Israel.’
“The difficulties which now
exist with rationing are to be
expected from a young undevel
oped state such as ours”—There
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1950
Heads JWB's
Religious Activities
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RABBI MAX DAVIDSON
Rabbi Max Davidson, Perth
Amboy, N. J.. president of the
Rabbinical Assembly of America,
has been named the new chair
man of the Division of Religious
Activities of the National Jewish
Welfare Board. It is this Division
that recruits, endorses and serves
Jewish chaplains in the armed
forces.
is a round table discussion on at
the moment, and it gives a double
tie to this diverse audience—lt is
of Israel and about Israel.
Sixteen days surrounded by sea
and ocean have made it possible
to talk with these people to a
great extent. So that now these
200 people, their backgrounds,
their destinations, their know
ledge and thoughts of this land
called Israel are to varying de
grees part of your common know
ledge.
Now the journey is about com
plete and this audience of fami
liars surrounds this first contact
with Eretz. There are people here
who intend to visit Israel and
relatives for a short time. There
are Israelis who are returning
home, and there are those who
are going to Israel' to perform
some special job of activity.
There are those who go to Israel
for the first time with the in
tention of pushing their roots into
its soil.—And all of these people
are of special interest because
(Continued on Page Five)
Soulh East Regional Conference in
Miami Beach November 4-5 to
Discuss Emigration Problems
More than 300 representatives of Jewish communities throughout
the South Eastern United States will meet in Miami Beach, Fla.,
November 4 and 5, to discuss current assistance to Jewish survivors
emigrating to Israel, the United States and other lands, as well as
the integration of thousands of former DP's into American life.
The occasion will be a combined
regional conference sponsored by
the Joint Distribution Committee,
major American agency aiding
distressed Jews abroad, and the
United Service for New Ameri
cans, national agency charged
with the responsibility for receiv
ing and resettling DP’s and other
Jewish refugees in this country.
Both JDC and U. S. N. A. receive
the funds for their operations
from the United Jewish Appeal.
The Miami Beach meeting, to
be held at the Hotel Sorrento, will
bring together outstanding Jew
ish leaders from nine states, in
cluding Alabama. Georgia, Flor
ida, North and South Carolina,
Mississippi, Tennessee, Southern
Kentucky and Southern Louisi
ana.
Co-chairmen of the gathering
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Jewish Broadcast
Slated for Sunday
On October 15th, the Eternal
Light, (12:30-1:00 P.M., DST,
NBC Network), will present
“Young Man in A Hurry,” writ
ten by Morton Wishengrad, ac
cording to an announcement by
the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America under whose auspices
the program is conducted.
“Young Man In a Hurry” is the
touching story of how a young
refugee' boy became an American
post haste—with just enough time
out to become an inventor, also.
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman io Speak
In Jax on Oct. 18th and 19th
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, who recently assumed the post of South
eastern Regional Director of Field Activities and Community Services
of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the United
Synagogue of America, .will speak to the Daughters of Israel at a
luncheon meeting on Wednesday, October 18th, and to the *Je wish
Center Men's Club at an evening meeting on the following night.
Mr. Leon Steinberg of Charles-
ton, South Carolina, is Chairman
of the Southeast Region Friends
of the Seminary, and Harry Gend
zier of Jacksonville, Florida, is
Chairman of the Southeast Region
of the United Synagogue of Am
erica.
Rabbi Kelman, who was ordain
ed to the rabbinate at the Sem
inary in June, 1950, received his
secular education at the Univer
sity of Toronto, Canada. He was
the first Rabbi of the Town and
Village Conservative Synagogue,
the first Conservative synagogue
on New York's east side, from
1949-50. During the previous
year, he served as rabbi of West-
$3.00 A YEAR
are Daniel Ruskin, of Miami
Beach, outstanding U. S. N. A.
leader, and Joseph H. Epstein, of
New Orleans, Chairman of JDC’s
South East Region.
At the combined meeting, U. S.
N. A. leaders will discuss the
agency's new responsibilities,
under the U. S. Displaced Persons
Act of 1950, including the provis
ion of increasing job and housing
assurances by communities. The
new DP Act, which extended the
DP program to the middle of
1951. made it possible for thous
ands of previously ineligible Jew
ish DP's who arrived in the West
ern zones of Germany and, Austria
between December 22, 1945. and
January 1, 1949, to apply for ad
mission to the U. S.. Some 35,000
Jewish men, women and children
are expected to seek entry into
this country in addition to the
thousands who have already ar
rived.
Nationally known Jewish lead
ers will describe current emerg
encies in JDC’s resettlement pro
gram, which have placed tre
mendous strains on JDC’s 1950
emigration budget. JDC, faced
with increasing appeals for emi
gration assistance from Jews in
Poland, Rumania, Iran, Iraq and
other areas, has already postpon
ed the emigration of some 75,000
Jews until after 1950. However,
at least 60,000 “now or never”
emigrants must be aided to reach
Israel, the U. S. and other areas
in the last three months of this
year.
Chester's Mt. Kisco community.
Rabbi Kelman, who has been
New York City Chairman of the
College Campaign Division of the
United Jewish Appeal for the
past three years, served with the
Royal Canadian Air Force (1943-
5) during World War 11. In 1946,
he held the position of Assistant
Director of the Central Region of
the Canadian Jewish Congress.
The Rabbi, a native of Toronto,
Canada, was born in Vienna. 26
years ago.
Rabbi Kelman will tour key
communities in the Southeast
Region.

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