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The American Jewish world. [volume] (Minneapolis ;) 1915-current, February 04, 1916, Image 9

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In another part of the paper the
reader will find reports from different
cities giving the results of the Jewish
Relief Day collections. The results
are very creditable. Our people have
once more defended their honorable
title of "Rahmonim bnai Rahmonim."
They have responded to the appeal
most generously.
However, let us not rest satisfied
with the results of this one effort. The
relief secured will not last very long,
considering how intense and wide
spread the misery is that is to be re
lieved. As long as the war contin
ues, and perhaps for some time after
the war, our suffering brethren will
look to us for assistance. We are the
only ones able to render it. We should
ever bear in mind the thought that
has so often been voiced by those who
have made the stirring appeals for
help: We in this country have been
fortunate enough to escape the mis
eries of the present war. But the
relation might have been reversed.
We might have been left behind, and
the present victims might have been
here in our places, enjoying peace, se
curity, prosperity, and comfort. Shall
we not show our gratitude to God for
being thus favored? And how can
we better show our gratitude than by
coming to the rescue of the present
Let us, then, not relax in our good
work. Let us be ready for further
help. Let us give it cheerfully, with
out grudge and without grumbling.
Let us consider it not only a duty,
but a privilege.
'"Mow A Jewish Rabbi bound
Christ" and incidentally the gullible
Christians, is what a traveling young
missionary to the Jews by the name
of Cohn has been telling Christian
congregations in Minneapolis, lie is.
of course, the son of an ex-rabbi. To
a v e e n a e o o i n o e e s n
of ex-rabbi, and to have found Christ,
is a combination that is simply irre
sistible to some of our good, religions.
Christian neighbors. It is a most val
uable commercial asset to the one s
We remember hearing the young
man once, and among the other
"shkorim" he told his Christian audi
tors was that the poor benighted Jews
are not even allowed to read their own
prophets that tell of the coming of the
Messiah. That was meant to show
the urgent necessity of his and his
father's work among the benighted
Jews. But to do such work requires
money, and to get the money we
travel and tell people "How A Jew
ish Rabbi Found Christ."
February 4, 1916 THE AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD 409
"Distrust Busting in Canby" is the
title of an interesting story contrib
uted by Mr. Bernhard Ostrolenk to
"The Country Gentleman" magazine,
and featured by the publication on its
first page. Mr. Ostrolenk is well
known in Minneapolis where he is a
member of the 1. O. B. B. lodge. He
is employed by the l\ S. government
to promote organization and scientific
methods among the farmers, and is
stationed at Canby, Minn. He is a
graduate of the Doylston Farm School
and Cornell University.
When it developed, as a result of
the war, that financial communica
tion had broken down, and the regular
channels for transmitting money had
been closed, the Provisional Execu
tive Committee for General Zionist
Affairs placed itself in communication
with responsible persons in Palestine
and Alexandria and Europe, and or
ganized a system for transmitting
money to Palestine. It placed at the
service of the Jewish public, a fairly
prompt and safe method of sending
relief funds to relatives. This work
has been extremely successful.
The Ten Bodies of Water In Palestine.
1 1. The Jordan—dividing Palestine into an eastern and a
jf western half. About 100 miles long, with a 2000 feet
2, 3, 4. Yarmuk, Jabbok, Arnon—Eastern tributaries of
I Jordan.
jj 5. The Waters of Merom (Lake Huleh), a swampy expanse,
1 4 by 2l/ miles. Jordan flows into it.
1 6. Sea of Galilee, pear-shaped, 12 by 8 miles. Receives wat
1 ers of the Jordan.
jj 7. Dead Sea, 40 by 10 miles, its waters containing 25 per
1 cent of various chlorides, about 1200 feet below sea level,
its greatest depth about 1300 feet.
8. River Kishon, in central Palestine flowing into the
jf 9. Brook Zered, the north boundary of Edom.
j§ 10. The River of Egypt, the southern boundary line of
1 Palestine.
Let us say this in favor of our Jew
ish Christian Scientist friends. They
don't claim to be the sons or daugh
ters of ex-rabbis.
26th, 1914
were sent in this way from
to January
The service was rendered gratis
and has been of great value to the
people in Palestine who had relatives
in this country.
In response to a demand from the
public, and in view of the fact that no
other relief agencies are doing this
work, the Provisional Committee has
arranged to make similar remittances
to Russia, and to Austria, as well as
to Palestine, using the safest and best
The Provisional Committee, there
fore, announces that it is prepared to
receive money for transfer to rela
tives residing in Russia and Austria,
as well as in Palestine, with the as
surance that if the money is not de
livered to the designated person, it
will ultimately be returned. The Pro
visional Committee will give this ser
vice free of charge, sending the full
amount deposited at the current rate
of exchange. Those desiring to avail
themselves of this service may write
to or call at the offices of the Pro
visional Committee, Transfer Depart
ment, 44 East 23rd Street, New
York City. The offices are open
every day in the week, except Satur
day, from 9 A. M. to 7:30 P. M.
For the convenience of those resid
ing outside of Xew York, the Pro
visional Zionist Committee has ap
pointed representatives in all of the
larger cities of the country who will
accept moneys for transfer and give
the committees receipts therefor.

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