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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, October 02, 1953, Image 3

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Friday, October 2, 1953
The Southern Jewish Weekly
An Independent Paper Serving American Citizens of Jewish Faith
This newspaper seeks to serve the Jewish communities ol the South with
mi OBIHODOX conscience, a CONSERVATIVE tone, and a REFORM outlook.
Edited and Published’ by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, B.S.J.
Subscription, one year $3.00; two years, $5.00.
Upon expiration, unless notified to the contrary,
subscriptions are continued.
Entered as Second-Claw 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
end the Chamber of Commerce.
“The Oldest and Most Widely Circulated Jewish Publication
in this Territory
He Welcome A Colleague
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Army's Signal Corps in Tokyo, Z'ev published an eight-page
weekly newspaper which was distributed among the Jewish
service men on duty in Japan. Japanese Christian scholars
may remember Kronish's participation in a Bible conference
in Tokyo at which the 28-year-old publisher—probably the
youngest Anglo-Jewish publisher in the United States—to
gether with a group of Jewish chaplains helped the scholars
prepare a Japanese translation of the Hebrew Bible, we are
happy to welcome the Jewish Star into the American Jewish
community and to wish it good luck. The appearance of a
new and responsible weekly again points up the fact that
the American Jewish community recognizes.the value of the
Anglo-Jewish press not only as a medium of news dissemina
tion but as a potentially vital cultural force.
The chairman of the American Jewish Tercentenary
Committee, Ralph EJ. Samuel, noted that as “we prepare to
celebrate the 300th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the
United States, it is good to welcome the youngest Anglo-
Jewish newspaper into existence,” and he added that “the
Anglo-Jewish press has played a significant role in American
Jewish history and has become recognized as a force for good
in our community.”
Jacob Blausiein expressed the hope that The Long Island
Jewish Star would help achieve some of the American Jewish
Committee's goals of "combatting bigotry, protecting the
civil and religious rights of Jews here and abroad . . . and
to advance human rights everywhere."
Chancellor Louis Finkelstein of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America said he hoped the weekly “will prove a
useful instrument for education in this great and growing
community” which needs such an organ “through which it
can express its ideals and which might in turn stimulate a
sense of unity in its midst.”
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This is in the midst of National
Newspaper Week, and the American
Association of English-Jewish News
papers to which we belong has sug
gested that all member newspapers
prepare editorials to herald this
event. At the same time we wish to
welcome a new Jewish publication
printed in Long Island. New York,
and its editor and publisher, Z'ev
Kronish, whose first issue is to ap
pear on October 9th. Kronish re
ceived his first newspaper exper
ience in Japan. During World War
11, while serving with the U. S.
By Rabbi Samuel J. Fox
(Copyright, 1953, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)
QUESTION: Why is it custom
ary for the worshippers in the
synagogue to turn around to
wards the door at one point in
the Friday evening service?
ANSWER: It is generally re
garded as a symbol of turning tc
welcome the Sabbath as it is
ushered into the life of the peo
ple of Israel, The action comes
at that point in the service when
the Sabbath is greeted liturgicallj
as a bride. Just as all would turr
around to see the bridal proces
sion so all turn around to wel
come the Sabbath which is as
welcome as a bride, in the sense
that both fill the hearts of the
community with joy. Some will
turn and bow to the right and tc
the left as a symbol of accepting
the Sabbath in botfi directions at
well as displaying a feeling ol
being encompassed with the Sab
bath Spirit.
There are some commentaries
which say that this custom origi
nated in the greeting of the
mourners who entered the syna
gogue at that point. They woul<
normally enter from the rear ant
| would not enter until the Sabbat
was officially received by th
t congregation because this wouli
' put an end to all outward sym
j bols of mourning, which were no
| permitted on the Sabbath. Tht
congregation turned to gree
them with consolation and sym
pathy, as is still the custom today
From this, some claim, came th<
origin of all turning about at thi
point of the service.
QUESTION: Why is the ex
pression "Come oh bride" recite*,
twice at this time?
ANSWER: It has been suggest
ed that this is done to emulate
the Jewish ceremony of marriage
It is to be noted that in the Jew
ish marriage ceremony there ar
two parts—the “Erusin and the
Nesuin.” Therefore this statement
is repeated twice since we wish
the \mion of the Sabbath and of
Israel to be complete. Others
claim that the Friday evening
spirit represents the arrival of
the Sabbath bride at the altar
while the Sabbath Day spirit rep
resents the eventual consumma
tion of the marriage. It
esting to note that the Sephardic
ritual uses this expression three
times. Only in the third time it
is joined with a statement that
the Sabbath is a queen.
QUESTION: What is "Shabbos
ANSWER: “Shabbos Bereishis”
is the title given to the first Sab
bath of the year after all the fall
holidays. It achieves this title by
virtue of the fact that the very
first portion of the Bible called
“Bereishis” is read on that Sab
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