OCR Interpretation


The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, July 27, 1951, Image 7

Image and text provided by University of Florida

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn78000090/1951-07-27/ed-1/seq-7/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for Page Seven

Friday, July 27, 1951*
The Jewish
Quiz Box
BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright, 1951, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)
QUESTION: What are the
"three weeks" (occurring this
year from July 22 to August
12th)?
ANSWER: The “three weeks”
is the name given to the period
which occurs annually between
two fast days, e. i. the fast of the
seventeenth of Tammuz and the
Fast of the Ninth of Ab. This
three week period is observed in
state of semi-mourning. Marriages
are not permitted. Many do not
take hair cuts. Many do not eat
meat or wine, etc.
*****
QUESTION: Why are these
weeks observed so mournfully?
ANSWER: The two fasts com
memorate mournful occasions
which had to do with the destruc
tion of the Temple in Jerusalem.
The fast of the Seventeenth of
Tammuz commemorates the
breach in the wall of Jerusalem
made by the Romans while the
Ninth of Ab represents the actual
date of destruction of both Tem
ples. The interim period between
the two dates in thus regarded as
the period of mourning for that
destruction. Some writers have
characterized the three week per
iod with the vision of Jeremiah in
which the Almond tree was seen
(Jeremiah 1:11) and the expres
sion in Ecclesiastes wherein the
blossoming of the Almond tree is
referred to (Ecc. 12:5). It is claim
ed that it takes three weeks for
this Almond tree to produce the
fruits from the blossom time.
Thus these three weeks produced
the fruits of destruction 'in the
past and will produce the fruits
Jewish Officer
Reburied in Arlington
WASHINGTON, (JTA) Cap
tain Vivian M. Moses, a Jewish
■officer who was the first Marine
Corps aviator killed in the Ko
rean War, was reburied with full
military honors in Arlington Na
tional Cemetery this week.
Capt. Moses was killed when
his plane was shot down by com
munist fire on August 11, 1950. He
had been downed the day before,
but rescued by helicopter and re
turned to duty flying from an air
craft carrier. He was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross post
humously for his valorous actions
during those two days.
YOUNG JEWISH SCOUT
FIGHTS FLAMES TO SAVE
TWO TORAHS
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AJP)
—A young Jewish Boy Scout’s
heroism in defying a raging fire
to save two Torahs in a smoke
engulfed Orthodox synagogue
here earned the youth a special
citation and plaque this week
from the National Boy Scouts of
America headquarters.
The scout, Herbert Seltzer, 16,
a member of Troop 8, a scout
group sponsored by the Tifereth
Israel synagogue here, was at
tending his weekly scout meeting
at the Community Center when a
passer-by rushed into the room to
report a fire in the next door
Ahavas Achim Synagogue.
of redemption in the future.
Others trace this three week per
iod of mourning to the three
weeks in the Book of Daniel were
at another time of the year, how
ever. Other writers see in these
i three weeks an omen taken from
the fact that is usually in the
course of these three weeks that
the portions of the Bible which
speak of the division of the land
of Israel amongst the twelve
tribes is read. The three weeks is
thus a combination of mourning,
indicating that we lost what was
given to us in the Biblical division
or that the enemy broke up our
land in his own division; while on
the other hand a measure of con
solation is offered in the hope that
in the days yet to come, the land
of Israel will again be reappor
tioned to the twelve tribes as it
once was before, in its original
totality and splendour—in peace
and harmony.
Special Knesset
Session Votes Law
Granting Full
Equality To Women
JERUSALEM, (JTA) lsrael’s
Parliament, summoned to a spe
cial session this week, enacted the
Government measure granting
full equality to women in the
Jewish state in legal affairs.
The law, enacted after a strong
plea by Premier David Ben Gur
ion, gives official status to what
is existing practice in Israel. One
effect of the law, however, can
be to revolutionize the status of
Arab women.
Four Arab kadis (judges) called
on Minister of Religions Maimon
to protest against the new law.
The Minister pointed out that the
legislation does not affect marri
age and divorce and the position
of the religious courts.
A delegation of a hundred Ye
menite rabbis called on Premier
David Ben Gurion to express op
position to sections of the law
concerning the property rights of
women and also to its ban on
polygamy which they said was
allowed by the Torah.
WITH KOSHER FOODS,
TALASIM, 40 JEWISH SCOUTS
SAIL FOR JAMBOREE
NEW YORK (AJP) Their
knapsacks crammed with kosher
food, Jewish song books and
prayer articles, forty Jewish boy
scouts sailed last week for the
Seventh World Scouting Jambo
ree in Austria.
Dr. Harry Lasher, director of
the Jewish Relations Committee
for the Boy Scouts of America,
told the American Jewish Press
that services had been arranged
for each Friday evening the Jew
ish scouts would be on shipboard
and during their stay in Europe.
BEST WISHES
Meet Your Friends At
Leb's Restaurant
‘The Kind of Food You Like”
Roosevelt Hotel Bldg.
JACKSONVILLE
Leb's in Atlanta
x Also Welcomes You
THE- SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
Famed Jewish
Composer Schoenberg
Dies At 76
LOS ANGELES (AJP) One
of the world’s greatest composers
who left Germany in 1933 on his
own accord because of Hitler’s
oppression of the Jews—Arnold
Schoenberg—died here this week
after a long illness. He was 76.
Schoenberg, a composer and
teacher who invented the contro
versial twelve-tone system in
music, was considered a revolu
tionary in music. Though his
works created some of the storm
iest reactions in conservative
musical circles, Schoenberg’s con
tribution to musical theory was
widely accepted as being among
the greatest of the era.
The Jewish composer broke
away from the established har
monic rules and instead formul
ated a twelve-tone system by
which all twelve tones of the
chromatic scale were of equal
value. Born in Vienna on Sept. 13,
1874, Schoenberg played the vio
lin at the age of 12 and despite
conditions of poverty turned to
self study of music. As a youth,
Schoenberg was converted to
Christianity, but following his
successes in later years and on
the eve of Hitler’s advent to
power in 1933, the composer re
embraced Judaism and on his
own accord left Germany in pro
test to discrimination against
Jews.
In 1938, the composer was cal
led upon by Rabbi Jacob Sonder
ling, of Los Angeles, to write a
new melody for the traditional
Kol Nidre. Two years later,
Schoenberg, became a United
States citizen.
Argentine Jewish Chess Master
Wins Honors in Mexico; Plays
Special Match for President
MEXICO CITY, (JTA) Mig
uel Najdorf, world famous Argen
tine Jewish chess master, has won
numerous honors during his cur
rent tour of Mexico. He won all
his matches, including one with
General Solo Larrea. Najjdorf
was requested to play a special
exhibition match for President
Aleman.
LAWRENCE W.
BARRETT
Plumbing & Heating
2422 Atlantic Bird.
Phone 9-1811
Robert J. Bullock
Alfred A. Hamel
Florida Graphic Arts
Engraving Co.
1806 Franklin St. Phone 254-874
TAMPA, FLA.
Our Desire Is To Produce The Best
Possible Printing Plates
OUR KINDEST REGARDS
MEET AND EAT AT
HOWARD'S GRILL
"Good Food"
113 WEST BAY STREET
PHONE 3-9329
GLASSES Ground and Fitted
ACCURATELY BY
PHILLIPS OPTICAL
DISPENSARY
“Ask Your Doctor”
210 W. Monroe Phone 5-8919
Greetings and Best Wishes
R. L. Slauter Co.
CONTRACTOR
Plumbing & Heating
T. T. DUNN, Owner
131 E. Forsyth Street
Phones 5-8403 or 9-9651
HIAS Man Honored
With Highest A ward
Os Mexican Order
• |Br; : ..... fj
|f,,' fIHIK v J
Dr. Henry Shoskes, Special HIAS
Overseas Representative, receives
the Commander Cross and Star
of the Mexican Order of “Defend
ers of the Republic of Mexico”
from the Order’s secretary, Col.
Hernandez Gonzales, in a special
ceremony in Mexico City where
the HIAS official was cited for
“distinguished services in behalf
of immigrants.” High government
officials of Mexico, and leaders of
the local Jewish community, were
among those who attended the
ceremony.
Synagogues
Escape Flood
KANSAS CITY (AJP) Syna
gogues and temples here escaped
the rampant ravages of flood
waters, which engulfed the metro
politan area of this mid-western
city earlier in the week.
BEST WISHES ALWAYS
ELECTRICAL WIRING
AND FIXTURES
Grosse Electric Co.
2042 Rosselle Phone 7-4591
“Call Grosse for the Best”
PEARL STREET
PHARMACY
E. J. Pierce, Prop.
Bth and Pearl Street
PHONE 5-0083
The Glowing Star
of David
4 v • *•
Will Gladden Your Heart with Its
Soft Mellow Light of Reverence
For Kindling the Sabbath and
Holiday Candles, Yahrzeit Lights
At Your Dealer or Write
AEROLUX LIGHT CORP.
653 11th Avenue, New York 19, N. Y.
BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR FRIENDS
Pierce Prescription Shop
315 Laura Street at Hemming Park
TELEPHONE 3-9669 JACKSONVILLE 2. FLA.
E. J. Pierce • EL Neely
Member of B'nai B'rith
HIS. Main St. Phone 9-4431
BEST WISHES
Josiah M. Jordan
Certified Public Accountant
Auditor and Tax Counselor
Pensacola Jacksonville
Our Best Wishes Always
ANTOINETTE
3621 ST. JOHNS AVE.
(Next Door to Wm. McGinnis
Antique Shop)
EXCLUSIVE GIFTS
Hand Embroidered Linen
Silk Blouses Figurines
Jewelry, Etc.
PHONE 2-8912
Du ra I if e
INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
Paints
CAPITOL
Paint Store
1909 Main St. Phone 4-9417
ARNOW'S
SERYICENTER
1430 ATLANTIC BLVD.
PHONE 9-4112
MARTINEZ BAKER
Electrical Contractor
6123 NORWOOD AVE.
PHONE 6-1777
Roy - Contractor
All Work Such as Landscaping,
Castermindlng, and Painting.
All Work at a Reasonable Price.
Old Buildings Made New Inside
and Outside
In or Outside of the City
Phone 6-3749 or write ,
1149 Logan Street
Jacksonville, Florida
BEST WISHES
SEMINOLE
GLASS CO.
520 W. CHURCH STREET
PHONE 4-6637
Distributors Os
LIBBEY-OWENS-FORD
GLASS CO. PRODUCTS
PERSONALIZED
LAUNDRY SERVICE
PHONE 9-7791
Tit NEW y,
qfar
C/ laundry
Cor. Flagler & Mary Sts.
South Jacksonville
Page Seven

xml | txt