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Friday, May 1, 1953
The Southern Jewish Weekly
An Independent Paper Serving American Citizens of Jewish Faith
Tills newspaper seeks to serve the Jewish communities of the South with
an OSfIODOX conscience, a CONSERVATIVE tone, and a REFORM outlook.
Edited and PubUshed by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, B.S.J.
Subscription, one year $3.00; two years, $5.00.
Upon expiration, unless notified to the oontrary,
subscriptions are continued.
P.0.80X 5588 PHONE 98-1523 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Entered aa Second-Class Matter, at the Post Office,
Jacksonville, Florida, Under Act of March 3, 1879
Member,.American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Seven Arts Features
and the Chamber of Commerce.
The Oldest and Most Widely Circulated Jewish Publication
in this territory”
A Jewish Chaplain is Honored
which he is confronted.
It was therefore with more than casual interest that we
read this week’s report in which a Jewish chaplain, Samuel
Sobel, with the First Marine Division in Korea, received a
purple heart and a bronze star. Chaplain Sobel was hit by
shrapnel in the battle of Vegas on March 29th and is now
on his way back to the U. S. for a new assignment at Parris
Island, S. C.
"As the only chaplain of the Jewish faith in the Division,"
the citation accompanying the award notes, "Chaplain Sobel,
without regard for his personal safety, made frequent trips
to the front lines and spent many days and nights with the
men under heavy artillery and mortar fire in order to bring
them the strength and consolation of their faith. Disregarding
his personal safety,'Chaplain Sobel ministered to the spiritual
needs of the wounded and dying, at the front lines, forward
aid stations and medical companies of the Division." By main
taining a personal relationship with the men and their fami
lies, the citation continues, "he enjoyed the complete con
fidence and trust of all with whom he served. Lieutenant
Sobol's actions throughout serves as an inspiration to all who
observed him and were in keeping with the highest tradi
tions of the United States Naval Service."
Before departing for the states, Chaplain Sobel was given
a send-off party by the officers of his unit and was presented
with a gold wrist watch. Commissioned by the Navy in July
1945, Chaplain Sobel has served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
Camp Lejeune, N. C., Great Lakes Naval Training Station,
111., and at the San Diego Naval Training Center. Chaplain
Sobel is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion.
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One of the four years we served
during World War II was with the
99th Division. In addition to other
duties on the general's staff we were
assigned as the unofficial chaplain
for the division's 400 Jewish men,
who were not entitled to a regular
chaplain because regulations pro
vide one only for 1,200 men of a
particular faith. As the division's
Morale Officer this assignment was
a happy one and enabled us to get
an excellent idea of the true worth
of a regular army chaplain and to
appreciate the many problems with
THff SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
LETTERS
•VLVt the
*•••?; EDITOR
B'NAI B'RITH HILLEL
FOUNDATION
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
April 23, 1953
Mr. Isadore Moscovitz
The Southern Jewish Weekly
P. O. Box 5588
Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Mr. Moscovitz:
Enclosed please find a copy of
a report given to the Georgia As
sociation of B’nai B’rith dealing
with the activities of The Aid to
Israel Committee of the Associa
tion. It has been suggested that
you may be of the mind to print
this report and that way help
to stimulate future work on be
half of Israel.
Sincerely yours,
Rabbi Joseph Rudavsky
Copy of the report follows:
April 11, 1953
Georgia Association
B’nai B’rith Lodges
Columbus, Georgia
My dear Brethren:
Due to unforseen circumstances,
and with much regret, I am un
able to have the pleasure to make
my appeal and short report to you
personally; however, our capable
delegate Brother Nathan Jay vol
unteered to represent me.
No doubt, you all know that
since the first day when the im
migrants from Europe started
flowing to the new land of Israel,
the J. Bush Lodge, here in Athens,
Georgia, started answering the
cries for clothing, and up to the
present, the ball is still rolling.
I am appealing to the chairmen
of Aid to Israel to answer the
urgent cry of the newly arrived
immigrants, particularly from
Morrocco and the East. They are
naked, hungry, and sick from the
day of their birth into their
Ghetto.
The clothing situation in Israel
is most critical, and the approach
ing rainy weather in Israel, are
making these victims of prosecu
tion even more in need of your
help.
I am appealing to you for their
sake to acquaint yourselves with
the appalling situation as I have
done. I can see before my eyes
the picture of a Morroccan bro
ther in ragged clothing, who has
to sleep in a tent without any
adequate protection.
You, my dear friends, in charge
of Aid to Israel can help them.
Your part is a relatively easy one;
please call on all the department
stores, clothing manufacturers,
and shoe dealers. They will be
very happy to clean out their
obsolete stock, which can no
longer be sold.
The reader of this appeal, as a
big contributor to Israel, will also
tell you that department store
owners will be very happy to con
tribute obsolete merchandise.
Start right now! Now is the time
as stock counts have recently been
made and proprietors of clothing
establishments need room for
their free stock of merchandise.
For the first two months of this
year, the J. Bush Lodge <of Athens,
Georgia, has shipped to Material
to Israel 98 large boxes of new
merchandise, including over 1,000
pairs of shoes, which were all
new, 1,000 pairs of men’s and
children’s new trousers, several
hundred men’s garments and close
to 1,000 new ladies dresses and
sweaters; also 400 pairs of under
wear, and thousands of other use
ful items. It gives me great pleas
ure to pay tribute to a gentleman
(Continued on Pago •)
OP£NMG -m POOH ?
Between You and Me..
BY BORIS SMOLAR
HUB
gregations in all sections of the country are eager to restore
old rites and observances, and that many Reform rabbis com
ply with this trend ... It is significant that the laymen are
far ahead of their rabbis in the desire for an increase in
ritual and ceremonial practices . . . Thus, the proportion of
laymen who insist on employing a mohel for circumcision
rather than a surgeon is much larger than the proportion of
rabbis who take the same stand . . . About 80 percent of the
laymen declared that they believed in Bar Mitzvah, but the
percentage was much smaller among the rabbis . . . Laymen
also appeared to be more eager than the rabbis about tradi
tional practices at weddings, and advocated the use of a
“Chupah” at wedding ceremonies, the wearing of a hat, the
breaking of a glass . . . While 69 percent of the rabbis said
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REFORM JEWRY
Reform Jews in the United States are
certainly drifting back to Jewish customs
and traditions which for many years were
taboo in the Reform movement . . . This can
be seen from the results of a survey pre
sented to the convention of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations which took
place in New York last week . . . The survey
established that members of Reform con-
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(Copyright, 1953, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)
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