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THOUGHTS ABOUT ADLAI...
By David Schwartz
(Copyright, 1952, Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
* * * * *
The reluctant candidate, like
Governor Stevenson, is not char
acteristic of politics. Still there
have been other examples in our
history. George Washington, the
first President of the United
States, was not very eager for the
Presidential office. When he went
to assume the office for the first
time he said that he felt like a
prisoner going to his execution.
In Jewish history, we know
that Moses was a very reluctant
candidate. He pleaded with God
to give another the job of liber
ating the Israelites from bondage.
He was probably not so much
afraid of the Egyptians, as of the
Jews themselves.
I haven’t the Bible with me as
I write this, but it seems to me
that the prophet Samuel was a
bit reluctant about undertaking
hi.s prophetic mission. He waited
for the third call from God before
he heeded.
And the great Isaiah felt reluc
tant and unequipped. “I am a
man of unclean lips,” he said.
Also there was Jonah. When
God told him to go to Ninevah
and take the platform, what was
his reaction? He knew that as
soon as he got there, the Ninevah
Daily Star and Express and all
the politicians would smear his
name and that he might be sum
moned before the Un-Ninevah
Activities Committee, so what did
he do? He read in the papers
that there was an excursion to
Tarshish, so he went down to
Joppa and bought a ticket for
the cruise instead.
Like another man from Illinois
who became President—Abraham
Lincoln—Stevenson seems to
know his Bible. His acceptance
speech closed with the words of
the Hebrew prophet, “What doth
the Lord require of thee, but to
do justice, to love mercy and
walk humbly with thy God.”
And speaking of “doing jus
tice,” the name Adlai which is
of Hebraic origin means “just.”
Another meaning of the Hebrew
word “adlai” is ornament. The
Hebrews apparently regarded the
Z. O. A. Youth Problems
(Continued from Page 3)
It might be envisioned that the impetus for a Zionist
youth movement, and a chaluziut movement will come from
the young people who are exposed to a wholesome Hebrew
education. While it is difficult to see how the Z. O. A. can
serve here in an organization capacity, it is a field in which
all ardent Zionists can dedicate themselves.
If Israel's respect for Dr. Miller depends on his success
in education and youth work, it will have to wait quite a
long time, for Dr. Miller will have to tarn the clock back
fifty years and start an organization over again. It will have
to be an organization dedicated to education, and not to
fund-raising or political activity. It is difficult, the old saw
says, to teach an old dog new tricks.
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characteristic of “justness” as the
chief ornament of a human being,
and a man who is just does truly
shine among his brethren like an
ornament.
RULES ON SENDING GIFTS
TO ISRAEL ANNOUNCED
NEW YORK, (JTA) The Is
rael Consulate announced here
that American Jews can send
gifts to friends in Israel up to
SI 12 in value, without an import
license, provided the articles are
intended for the personal use of
the recipient.
“A family in Israel may receive
annually up to four such ship
ments, each of which must not
total more than SI 12,” the an
nouncement said. Food, refrigera
tors and motor vehicles, which
are subject to special regulations,
are excluded.
Food to relatives and friends in
Israel may be sent “in reasonable
quantities,” for their own con
sumption. Each parcel must con
tain at least six different items
of food and must not exceed 55
lbs. in weight. Customs duty on
self-packed parcels is payable by
the recipient in Israel.
The Consulate also released
lists of forwarding agents in the
United States authorized to col
lect Israel custom duty on food
and clothing, parcels, if the send
ers wish to include the duty in
the gift. A list of firms authorized
to sell “dollar certificates” of var
ious denominations has also been
released. The recipient in Israel
can redeem these certificates at
certain designated shops where
he may choose from a variety of
articles available at the time.
BRITISH CHALUTZIM GOING
TO ISRAEL INCREASE
LONDON, (JTA) Some 85
British chalutzim have left or
plan to depart for Israel during
the second half of 1952, bringing
the year’s total to 125, an increase
of over last year, the Jewish
Agency announced here. The
number of British chalutzim who
went to Israel thus year is greater
than from any other English
speaking country, including the
United States.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
3cu>tst^
Ca\cn6ar
5712-
•Rosh Chodesh Ellul Aug. 22
ist Day of Selicoth Sept. 14
Erev Rosh Hashonah 5713
Sent. 19
5713-
Rosh Hashonah, Ist Day Sept. 20
Rosh Hashonah, 2nd Day Sept. 21
Fast of Gedaliah Sept. 22
Shabbas Shubah • Sept. 27
Erev Yom Kippur,
Kol Nidrei Sept. 28
Yom Kippur Sept. 29
EAST GERMANY CANCELS
ALL LAWS ON
INDEMNIFICATION OF
NAZI VICTIMS
BERLIN, (JTA) The East
German Government, in the So
viet zone of Germany, has abol
ished all reparation and indemni
fication laws existing in its ter
ritory', it was reported here. The
laws had been enacted by the
governments of the East German
and West German states, on the
initiative of the Allied Control
Council, in 1945.
Nullification of these laws es
pecially affects persons now re
siding abroad who suffered ma
terial losses under the Nazi re
gime and whose property has so
far been administered by trus
tees.
Soviet sources said that new
laws governing the future status
of reparation and indemnification
procedures have already been
drafted by the provincial govern
ments of East Germany. No in
dication of the nature of these
new laws was given.
Ernest Reuter, Mayor of Ber
lin, and Heinz Galinski, chairman
of the Berlin Jewish Community
Council, participated in a round
table discussion on the Israel-
German reparations negotiations.
The discussion was broadcast
over the Northwest German
Radio.
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Quiz Box
BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
Sent. 19
QUESTION: Why do we find
many old synagogues in other
lands located near cemeteries?
ANSWER: There is an historic
reason for this. In certain coun
tries there were despotic rulers or
governments who would not al
low Jewish synagogues to be
built within the city. Thus the
Jews were compelled to build
their synagogues at the city
limits if they were to build them
at all. Naturally, this would
place the synagogue in the proxi
mity of the cemetery which was
also located on the outskirts of
the city.
It is interesting to note that
certain prayers were especially
added to the liturgy as a result
of this condition to take care of
the latecomer who would be
tardy because of the great dis
tance from his home to the syna
gogue. These prayers are still a
part of the traditional liturgy.
* * * * *
QUESTION: Why is Ihe altar
usually raised above the level of
the rest of the synagogue?
Southern A.D.L.
(Continued from Page 3)
dividuals in the South can sub
scribe.
As a veteran toiler in the vine
yards of community relations in
the South, I feel certain in pre
dicting to you that not only will
our statement on housing not be
filed in obscurity, but, supple
mented by the other reports to be
issued in the near future, will
become an important and practi
cal objective towards all of us
working in cooperation can
strive.
Sincerely yours,
Alexander F. Miller
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(Copyright, 1952, Jewish
Telegraphic, Agency, Inc.)
Friday, August 8, 1952
ANSWER: There are several
reasons advanced for this custom.
Some trace it to the Biblical sit
uation where Moses “went up”
and the rest of the people were
•on a lower level. It indicated a
certain degree of respect for the
words of the Law which should
emanate from a “Higher” source.
Others claim that if the altar
were on the same level it would
be forbidden to sit down while
the Torah was being read on it.
Raising it to a higher level takes
it above the level of the populace
and therefore relieves the popu
lace of being required to stand
all the time. Others claim that
raising the altar to a higher level
is a means of drawing attention
to the altar as a center of attrac
tion in the synagogue. Some even
claim that reading the Torah on
the elevated altar is a means of
re-enacting the giving of the
Torah from the top of Mount
Sinai and an expression of the
fact that we believe it came from
Sinai and are still true to its
i traditions.
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