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Page Two THE JEWISH MONITOR ' , Friday, May 13, 1921.
Jewish Activities in the Millionaire City of Tulsa ternoons in Rabbi's study from 2 to 3 o'clock. ings are to be held at the homes of .the members on the last Wednesday night of each month. Nineteen chart er members were present at the or ganization meeting. Charles B. Latz, Rabbi: Residence 1733 South Main St. Telephone Ce dar 1392. Temple Study Hours: 9:00 to 12:00 daily. Study Telephone, Ce dar 1019. "YE SHALL BE HOLY." r n RABBI M. TELLER Tulsa, Oklahoma. TULSA JEWISH INSTITUTIONS. Congregation B'nai Emunah. Following are the officers: N. C. Livingston, Gabbai. Marion M. Travis, President. J. Boren, Vice-President. Robert A. Stekoll, Treasurer. A. Abend, Secretary. Trustees; D. Feenberg, J. Finston, F. Kravetz, S. Lack, M. Lebow, J. M. Stekoll. Officials: Rabbi, Morris Teller, Sochet and Cantor, M. Himmelstein; Instructor in the Talmud Torah, D. Stern. Temple Israel. South Cheyenne and Fourteenth Sts. Rabbi, Chas. B. Latz. President, L, D. Lewkowitz. Temple Israel Sisterhood: Meets second Tuesday in each month at 2:45 in the Temple vestry rooms. Temple Israel Brotherhood: Meets the second Tuesday night of each month in Temple vestry rooms. Pro gram and Smoker. Temple Board Meeting: Meets the first Tuesday night of each month at 7:30 in the Temple vestry rooms. Temple Religious School Teachers meet the first and third Tuesday af- ft l -Or MR. EMILLE OFFENBACHER Tulsa, Oklahoma Temple Israel Sisterhood. Mrs. Chas. B. Latz, President. Mrs. Louis Caplin, Secretary, Independent Order B'nai B'rith. Emile Offenbacner, President. Rabbi C. Latz, Secretary. "Sigcre M. Solow, Vice-Pre3ider.t. N. C. Livingston, Treasurer. Rabbi Morris Teller, Monitor. Louis Plast, Assistant Monitor. Trustees: Max Rubin, Max May, and J. C. Lewis. Tulsa Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. E. Levin, President. Mrs. H. Barnett, Vice-President. Mrs. Chas. B. Latz, Corresponding Secretary. Mrs. B. H. Levy, Recording Secre- tary. Mrs. I. Jams, Treasurer. Hadassah. Mrs. M. M. Travis, Honorary Pres ident. Mrs. R. Revel, President Mrs. C Ravitz, Recording Secre tary Mrs. S. Cheifetz, Corresponding Secretary. Mrs. E. Salomon, Treasurer. Temple Israel Brotherhood. Eril Salopion, President E. W. Mautner, Secretary, i The Judeans, The Judeans, a literary society for the critical analysis of current Jew ish questions in the form of academ ic papers and book reviews, was or ganized recently. The first regular meeting was held at Temple Israel on Wednesday evening, March 30th. Rabbi Latz was elected president and Mr. Leo Fuerst secretary, the membership is limited to 23, the number pf a small Sanhedrin, MeeU Judaism teaches that the guiding principle in our own lives should be the quest for holiness. Our religion posits the fundamental requirement in the Biblical dictum: "Ye shall be holy, for I, the . Eternal, your God, am holy." (Leviticus, 19:2). Based upon this, there follows a series of regulations and rules, whereby we may conduct ourselves, in the spirit of holiness, in our relations to our immediate family, our neighbors, with whom we come in contact, and God. At the end of nearly all these regulations, we find the words: "I am the Eternal," giving to all these rules of conduct the divine stamp and sanction. Do not most people conform to the prevalent ethical standards? Are not most of us conventionally moral? It is true that at least so much morali ty we have, and a pity and shame it would be if formal morality, at least would not predominate. But is mere conventional, formal morality suffi cient without the quest for holiness as a source of inspiration? The main aim of our lives, accord ing to Judaism, is to sanctify God by sanctifying ourselves. We are to reach that stage of morality of which the Psalmist thought when he sang: "O ye that love the Lord, hate evil," anything that savors of wrong, weth er it be in the business world or in the social domain, should be detest! ble. Would a well-dressed man wallow in the mud? Would he not feel chagrined even if only a little splash of mud came upon him? Like wise, a saintly man, one whose "mo tif in life is holiness giving evi dence by his every action that he yearns for higher and higher spirit ual attainments, will keep at a (lis tance from what it morally ugly and even from what appears to be mor ally odious. Many people, although they may IY MR. S. REN BERG Tuba, Oklahoma be regarded by society as honest, re spectable and upright citizens, are often on the fence, barely keeping,, by means of legal support, on this side of the prison-wall. Although they may not be criminals or sinners in the legal sense, they are certainly not saints. Others are honest and respectable out of policy. They have reached a certain stage of morality; but moral ity which is built upon the policy of expendiency is not the highest stage of morality and cannot be called saintless. As a matter of fact, however, most' people live .without any guiding prin cipal at all.Every phase of their business and social life is treated as a separate item. We often find that one who is strictly fair and honest in business may be most uncharitable; the charitable man may be most dis honest in business; both of them may be slanderers to such an extent as would make them guilty of libel; or they may be guilty of some other vice or depravity to counterbalanct or even outweigh the good qualities that they possess. To live without some definite plan is rot conducive to a morally suc cessful or saintly life. The captain of a ship studies his chart and tries to avoid dangerous spots so that ha tray lead his ships safely to its des- W ' ; ir r-".: t. & r k MR. SOL JACOBS Tulxa, Oklahoma t . 1 L :r ' .' Vv f. - t : . y ' '!: ' ? :' ' . J MR, SAM TRAVIS, Tulsa, Okla.