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Friday, June 1, 1956
The Southern Jewish Weekly,
Combining The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Citizen and The Jewish News
An Independent Paper Serving American Citizens of Jewish Faith
This newspaper seeks to serve the Jewish communities of the South with
an ORTHODOX 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.
P. O. BOX 5588 PHONE EX 8-1523 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Entered as Second-Class Matter, at the Post Office
Jacksonville, Florida, Under Act of March 3, 1879
Meanher, 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”
iT'A,
WE CONGRATULATE THE
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
the Middle East, recent actions have failed to put the “neces
sary teeth” into this policy,, the American Jewish Committee
charged, citing the following:
"1. Our fear of starting an arms race in the Middle East
has tipped the balance of power among -the nations in that
area and increased the likelihood of war; 2. Our failure to
remember Arab alignments in the past has caused us to woo
questionable 'allies.'; 3. We have succumbed to a series of
brazen assaults on the rights of American citizens and Ameri
can business interests."
The AJC demanded a firm U. S. stand to insure: 1. No
change in the status quo by Israel or the Arab countries
through force of arms; 2. Cessation of any and every aggres
sive act on the part of any nation in the Middle East; 3. Eco
nomic and technical aid to all the people of the Middle East,
to help overcome poverty, disease, illiteracy and other social
ills which have plagued the peoples of this area for centuries;
4. Sale of defensive arms to Israel, so that she may protect
herself against the threat of aggression.
The American Jewish Committee action will be hailed
by all who are interested in combating bigotry, protecting the
civil and religious rights of Jews and advancing the cause of
human freedom everywhere.
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Many Jewish groups which are not
100 active on the local level do a ter
rific job on a national scale. One of
these is the American Jewish Com
mittee. which has been trying to jack
up the United States State Depart
ment, so that this bewildered group
would act in accordance with the
ideals behind our democratic system
of government.
Although the United States policy
has been aimed at preserving peace in
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
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By Rabbi Samuel J. Fox
(Copyright, 1956, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)
QUESTION; Why is it that
some people will refuse to sleep
on cushions scuffed with chicken
feathers and will insist upon goose
feathers?
ANSWER: This preference is
mentioned in some of the source
books on Jewish customs. It is
usually claimed that chicken
feathers develop moistures and
this moisture is injurious to one’s
head. Goose feathers are consider
ed dryer and will not give off this
moisture. The reason seems to be
based upon physical reasons and
not religious custom. Source books
on superstitions link the resting
upon feathers with a difficult
death. Jewish law pays no atten
tion to this superstition as is ob
vious from a law forbidding one
to remove a dying man from his
pillow (Shulchan Aruch, 339).
* * * * *
QUESTION: Why is a tractate
of the Talmud called a "Mase
keth" or "Masekelha"?
ANSWER: The term is traced to
a word signifying the web of a
loom, the web hanging from the
transverse beam. Some claim that
this was the name given to a trac
tate of the Talmud to compare it
to the weaver who goes back and
forth to strengthen the texture of
the fabric. One cannot fully mas
ter a Tractate of the Talmud by
going over it once. Each time one
goes over it the text becomes
stronger in the mind of the indi
vidual. It is interesting to note
that the English word “text” like
wise comes from the Latin word
“textum” which means “to
weave.”
* * * * *
QUESTION; What is a "Tanna"?
ANSWER: A “tanna” is the title
given to the rabbis quoted in the
Talmud who lived in what we
call the times of the Mishna. The
term comes from a verb meaning
“to learn” or “to teach” and thus
a tanna is a “teacher.” The com
mentaries like to trace this term
to a root meaning “to repeat” and
thus a tanna, like any teacher, is
one who repeats that which he
knows to his students. This is an
Aramaic term and thus the Mish
nah is called “Mathnita” in
Aramaic,' coming from the same
root as “tanna” and thus subject
to translation as “a teaching.” The
Hebrew term Mishneh is also
traced to the Hebrew root which
means to “repeat.”
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results show that almost 50 percent of the students in the ’56,
’57 and ’SB graduating classes are of the Jewish faith . . . Com
paring this data with the last census—conducted in 1940—the
difference is an increase between 300-400 percent in Jewish
enrollees ... It must be taken into consideration," however,
that the 1955 census shows that a very high proportion of
Jewish doctors-to-be are enrolled in the New York University
and in the State University in New York City . . . These two
institutions have never discriminated against Jewish appli
cants . . . However, the census also shows a significant rise
of Jewish medical students in the other seven schools some
of which did discriminate against Jewish applicants in previ
ous years ... The abrupt shift is obviously due to the fact that
some New York medical schools were on jiotice that they
would be investigated as to whether they maintained “Jewish
quotas” ... Also it might be due in part to the fact that since
1950 the number of non-Jewish applicants for medical schools'
in the United States has been dropping ... Actually one-eighth
of all the medical schools in the United States are situated in
New York State , . . The question of whether Jews are win
ning the fight against medical school quotas in other states
must still be established ...
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THE DOMESTIC FRONT
Anti-Jewish discrimination i n medical
schools is on the decline in New York State
... A report prepared by the Anti-Defama
tion League of B’nai B’rith reveals an
amazing four-fold increase in Jewish medical
students ... It gives the results of a religious
census taken last year among graduate stu
dents enrolled in nine public and private
medical schools in New York State . . . The
(Copyright, 1956, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)
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