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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, July 27, 1956, Image 8

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length, without saying another
word about it to my wife. I feel
quite sure that she, in her de
vastating backseat manner, would
have said, “Really, how big a
fool can yeu get to be?”
And, after all, I did find luck
in this magnetic mezuzah. You
see, this is a hot summer day and
it's the day for writing this col
umn, and on a hot, sweaty day
like this the columnar mind is
something almost dead . . . like
the motionless leaves on the oak
tree in front of our house . . . not
a breeze blowing on them. What
shall I write about on a day like
this? Oh, for the glimmering of
an idea!
Then, all at once, it comes, as if
by the luck of the magnetic mezu
zah that had been on my mind, as
it might on the dashboard of my
car: Why hot write about mezu
zahs? . . . Why are mezuzahs?
What’s their history? ... Do all
who have them really know why
the mezuzah is on their doorposts
. . . And what’s inside a mezuzah?
So I went searching: First of
all, mezuzah means doorpost. It
contains a small parchment scroll
on which are printed the Sh'ma
and some verses out of Deuteron
omy: “Hearken diligently unto my
commandments . . . These words
OCEAN AUTO
PARTS
We Carry a Complete Stock
of Automotive Supplies
and Equipment
Retail and Wholesale
219 - 4th AYE., NORTH
Ph. CH 6-2906 Jax Beach
Real Estate
Attractive Listings
Apartments For Rent
E. T. 10HMAN, Salesman
J. S. (Beach) BUCK
228 N. 3rd Street
Phone CH 9-4049
ANCHORAGE
DINING ROOM t .
COCKTAIL LOUNGE
At Canal Drawbridge
Palm Valley
(On Read 210—Ponte Vedra
Cut Off)
FAMOUS FOR BETTER FOOD
Phone Ponte Vedra AT 5-6197
For Reservations
StricklanTs
FINE FOODS
3 LOCATIONS:
* Mayport Restaurant
PHONE CH 9-9998 -
* 1412 North First St.
(Jacksonville Bench)
* Strickland's Take-Out
PHONE FL 9-0647
2282 Atlantic Boulevard,
WATTERSON'S LITTLE HOPE
Charter Boat
TROLLING AND JETTY
FISHING
Day or Half Day Trips
Equipped With Two Way Radio
Two 95 H.P. Motors
BAIT AND TACKLE
FURNISHED
PHONE CH. 9-4255
MAYPORT, FLORIDA
Enjoy Jacksonville’s BeachesL _ _
which I command thee, thou shalt
teach them diligently unto thy
children . . . Take heed to your
selves lest your heart be deceived
and ye turn aside and serve other
gods ... thou shalt wjite them on
the doorposts of thy house."
In the time of my remote 1 youth,
we were not exactly sure what
was inside the mezuzah, except
there was something holy in it.
So, when we passed the doorpost
we touched it with our fingers,
then kissed the fingers.
In the Universal Jewish Ency
clopedia a piece by Mr. Max
Joseph tells me that long, long ago
. . . even before the magnetic
mezuzah for the car . . . there
were those who felt sure there
was good luck in mezuzahs. In
fact, for the sake of luck, the an
cient Egyptians and later the
Mohammedans also had objects
like the mezuzah nailed on their
doorposts. Says Mr. Joseph: “The
mezuzahs was expected to ward
off evil spirits . . . and to protect
from demons of all kinds; for this
reason, the names of the angels,
names of God . . . were placed in
the mezuzah box in addition to
the original Biblical passages. The
misuse of the mezuzah and the
abuse of the basic idea were bit
terly and resolutely opposed by
Maimonedes in his great religious
work Yad Hahazakah."
When I look around in these
times I don’t find as many mezu
zahs on doorposts as in the time
of my youth. Maybe it’s because
Jews today feel it’s much more
important to keep the Command
ments in their hearts and minds
and in the deeds of their hands
than in a small tin box at the
front door. Let’s hope so, anyway.
In fact, this Mr. Joseph reports
it has been a subject of dispute
TOPPERWARE
Phone CH 9-5591
FRANCES LANE
Brooks Automatic
Laundry Service
One-Day Shirt & Cleaning Service
Rugs a Specialty
253 Atlantic Boulevard
Phone CH 9-5458
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA
Danny's Gift Shop
3rd AVENUE
On The Boardwalk
PHONE CH 6-2810
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
»
Townsend Hawkes
REALTORS
Beach Real Estate A Rentals
New Beach Blvd. at 3rd St.
PHONE CH 9-2222
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
i *
H. A. DURDEN
SURVEYORS
108 N. 3rd STREET
P. O. Box 1006 Ph. CH 9-2812
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
' COMPLETE CAMERA
SUPPLIES
PARKUON'S
122 N. First St. Ph. CH 9-5726
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
TOGETHER AGAIN I
■k jfl- B . W
Two sisters who hhd not seen
each other for 18 years greet
each other happily. Miss Selma
Bonhady (left), who arrived
from London with the assist
ance of United Hias Service,
the worldwide Jewish migra
tion agency, embraces her sis
ter, Mrs. Albert Bartfeld, an
artist, who lives in New York.
The sisters separated in 1938
when Mrs. Bartfeld came to the
United States. The reunion was
arranged by United Hias, and
an aide of the migration agency
stated that Miss Bonhady will
reside in New York with her
sister,
whether, in handing down the
Law, God meant that it should be
nailed literally on our doorposts;
or whether he meant that the Law
should prevail spiritually in all
the ways of our households.
Well, this column is finished
and I summon my wife to look at
it . . . “See, what the luck of the
magnetic mezuzah did for me. It
brought me around to write this
column when I had nothing else
to write about on this hot day.
That’s luck for you!” |
LAFAYETTE COLLEGE ACTS
AGAINST FRATERNITIES
PRACTICING BIAS
EASTON, Pa., (JTA) The
faculty of Lafayette College has
voted to discontinue official rec
ognition of local fraternities
whose national charters force
them to discriminate in accept
ance of members, it was an
nounced here.
The faculty pledged to support
any Lafayette fraternity which
becomes involved in a dispute
with its association over the col
lege’s requirement that it drop
bars on membership based on
race, religion or color. Some local
fraternities have already adopted
such changes; but others have
been unable to make changes
without breaking with their na
tional -associations.
McClure Electric Co.
CONTRACTORS
334 9th AVENUE, N.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
PHONE CH 9-9061
Townsend Hawkes
REALTORS
Beach Real Estate A Rentals /
126 Beach Boulevard
PHONE CH 9-9011
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
LEWIS FISH CO.
MAYPORT, FLORIDA
We Deliver to the Beaches
Twice Daily
Phone CH 9-4311
BEATTY
AfMiANCt UKYICt
Fast - Efficient - Reasonable
We Repair Electrical •
Appliances
PHONE CH. 9-4419
521 PATRICIA LANE
JAX. BEACH
There's Always
A Good Movie
5 at
The Beach Theatre
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
MABELLE'S
GIFT SHOP
Board Walk at Pier Entrance
PHONE CH 9-9362
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
J. & W. Motor Co.
Gas - Accessories - Repairs
Parts - Fuel Oil
Wrecker Service
Phones: Day CH 9-6974
Night CH 9-3828
304 - 3rd STREET, NORTH
T. P. Janes Jacksonville Beach
BOLTE
GLASS COMPANY
510- 15th Avenue, N.
Phone CH 9-4935
Jacksonville Beach
"Everything to Go, II You Say So"
The Charcoal Pit
New Beach Blvd. and Eighth St.
PHONE CH 9-4722
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
BAR-B-Q PORK & BEEF
CUBED STEAK SANDWICHES
Open Daily 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Week Ends 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Beach Bike Shop
Schwln Bicycles
Roadmaster Bicycles - Saw Filing
Kays and Locks - Welding
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
COMPLETE REPAIRS PARTS
SERVICE
Ph. CH 9-5963 212 S. Third
Neptune
Barber Shop
110 FIRST STREET
NBP TUNE BEACH, FLORIDA
GREETINGS and BEST WISHES
Hampton's
Hobby-Harbor
Tropical Fish - Toys
Gifts - Records - Hobbies
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
Jacksonville Beach
PHONE CH 6-2300
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
TIE MERMAID TAVERN
Third Street and Third Avenue, North Phono CH 9-4900
JAX BEACH, FLORIDA
NOW OPEN DAILY
MAYPORT LOBSTER RESTAURANT
Featuring BAKED IMPERIAL CRAB Moryla.il Styl.
Broiled Maine Lobsters and Other Delectable Seafood Specialties
Also N. Y. Prime Charcoal Broiled Steaks and Chops
'Drive Down With Year Family and Friends
MAYPORT CH 6-2575
Friday, July 27, 1956
Chao Hardware
TWO STORES
1728 No. 3rd Street
121 Pablo Avenue
JAX BEACH
Duralite Faints
Sandpiper
Coffee Shop
and Snack Bar
Wm. Anderson
On the Oceanfront
JAX BEACH
GRIFFEN'S
Amusement Park
"In the Center of Activities"
Entertainment for Everyone
ON THE OCEANFRONT
"PHONE CH 9-4741
Norman's Cities
. Service Station
Beach Blvd. and 3rd Street
Phone CH 9-9287
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
Patsy's
Italian-American Kitchen
menu
Everything Cooked to Order
Rivoli, Spaghetti, Pizza Antipaste
Try Patsy's Famous Foods
110 N. Ist St. Phone 5-4252
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
Quality Cleaners
108 FIRST STREET
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA
“Serving All the Beaches"
Give Us a Try
CALL CH 9-4332
For Free Pickup and Delivery
Yours lor Better Wear
The Shoe Box
and
Better Men's Store
A & A SHOPPING CENTER
JAX BEACH
CARPET
GOLF COURSE
W. S. BOTSFORD
Jacksonville Beach <
McDowell Little Jetties
Fishing Camp
Boats - Bait of All Kind
Fishing Equipment
ON AIA NEW MAYPORT RD.
PHONE CH 6-2313
MAYPORT, FLORIDA
Quality Auto Glass
Cut & Installed
PHONE CH 9-4332
108 FIRST STREET
(Rear of Quality Cleaners)
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA

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