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Friday, September I, 1011.
THE JEWISH MONITOR Thirteen The Jew In Music. ' : (Continued from Page 5.) even though they are content to re main themselves, where they are. And as further, even more convinc ing, proof of the Jews' love of music, and their understanding of music, ex amine the personnel of any audience at opera, concert or recital in par quet ,box or dome. There you will find the Jews and Jewesses who know as well as those who wish to learn to know. It is apropos and will doubt less prove interesting to know what one of the leading musical papers said on this subject only a few months ago. The following editorial is fron. the Musical Leader, a Chicago publi cation: Music and a Race. According to James Whitaker, who notwithstanding his recent marriage to a lovely and distinguished lady, maintains his reputation as a wit, Henry Ford of Detroit wants all Jews in America to return to Palestine. If such a thing were possible the conse quences to music would be unthink able. It would be necessary to trans port also all musicians, since there is not enough of a sustaining public from the Jewish population to war rant symphony orchestras, opera or concerts, concerts. Music is the Jew's natural heritage, and but for him music would make a poor showing in Chicago. A good piano recital A vir tuoso violin program, a fine sym phony, and even bad opera will find his people present in large numbers, and as the race is keen for education it follows that the young Jewish peo ple fill the studios .That a clever man like Henry Ford would declare him self so unethically beyond credence, for the suggestion, apart from its cruelty and coarseness, is stupid. We hold no brief for the Jews or for any other denomination, but simply as a matter of justice to the most gener ous patrons of art in America it is in order to state facts. In an article con cerning the situation in the Eastern metropolis Mr. Whitaker states em phatically that "the Jew is half the patronage and much more than half the performance of music in New York." While it is not the same pro portion here, yet without the Jewish attendance audiences would be slim indeed. Let us be thankful for this music-loving race. And in conclusion, may I add, and let us thank God that we are of this race and that through His mercy we have been permitted to survive to car ry on our mission in which music plays its part, in His name and to His glory, to the end of our loves. HERE IS A REAL "BLUE" LAW FOR JEWS. Societies, organizations and thous ands of individuals from every State in the Union are besieging Congress to pass laws to regulate everybody and everything. As a fair sample ot these we publish below a copy of a bill which a New York organization the Patriotic American Patriots, is praying to have speedily enacted into law. It is a "bird'' and truely deserves the careful consideration asked for it, although for quite different reasons than in the mind of its advocates. Read it: Praise GOD From Whom All Bless ings Flow. All Hail the Power of JESUS' Name. "Be it enacted by the Congress of our United States: That on and after the passage of this BILL, it will be UNLAWFUL, for any person or per sons, male or female, white or colored, native or foreign born to hold any na tional State or municipal government office, either ELECTIVE or AP POINTIVE, for pay or otherwise, o have any voting franchise whatsoever or own any real estate? or transact any business whatsoever; or own any bond, stocks, securities, mortgages,; or to hold any meeting or meetings or service or services whatsoever, not consistent with the Grace of God; or any teaching or teachings other than the teachings of JESUS CHRIST; or enter our United States, from any other country whatsoever; WHO ARE THE Electric Washing Machine Really Makes Washdays a Pleasure. Only a woman knows the joy of an easy washing an ever-plentiful supply of clean linens and fluffy fineries, and only a wom an knows how much more free dom' the THOR ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE Rives her every week; how much eas ier the power driven wringer does the wring'ng. And she knows the THOR saves money t cry week it works in the home. PHONE FOR DEMONSTRATION With each Washing Machine Purchased an Elec tric Iron, Folding Iron Hoard and a Two-Way Plug will be Given as a Premium. Fort Worth Power & Light Co. 1001 Commerce Lamar 6390 NOT FIRM BELIEVERS Itt AL MIGHTY GOD, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, AND HIS SON, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, and THE CONSTITUTION OF OUR UNITED STATES." "The PENALTY for violation of this law, will be from one to Ave years in prison and confiscation of ALL their real estate and other property and business, in which, he, she or they have any interest whatsoever. Any law inconsistent herewith is hereby declared rescinded, and null and void." Also: "By the passage of this bill it AUTOMATICALLY APPLIES RE TROACTIVELY to each and every person in our United States at the time of its passage." The Indiana Jewish Chronicle. CHIPS FROM A RABBI NCAL W ORK SHOP. (Continued from Page 9). factors involved, that might be brought to bear on their solu tion. All this, however, is al together different from the fre quent temptations to bring ink the pulpit the strictly secular lectures, whose aim is primarily to prove popular, perhaps vaguely to inform, but largely to entertain. They add neither to the spiritual strength of the soul, nor to the enhancement of the religious fervor of the wor shipper, nor yet to the intensifi cation of the Jewishness of the congregant. Therefore, they have absolutely no place in the pulpit. They are but a travesty on the function of the rabbi and on the purpose of the house of Got!. All they may accomplish is to feed the vanity of some of those befuddled ladies, whose omniverous, because amateur ish, appetites crave for a plenti ful supply of mental pabulum, and whose lack of discrimina tion enables them to flatter their "doctor" that his "lec tures" are so wonderful (?!) The truth of the matter is, after due allowances are made, that by utilizing a little in genuity and tact, the rabbi might find a reasonably large supply of edifying subjects in the great fields of religion, morals, and Jewish life ana thought. These alone ought to furn sh considerable variety, and yet prove within the legiti mate sphere of the synagog. Outside of these he need not go, except on rare and justified oc casions, for subject matter in the pulpit. There is no com pelling need for foraging for eign fields, when even the ap parently restricted areas of Judaica, religion and ethics offer to the skillful rabbi ample opportunities for vital and in structive themes, and for a wide range of discourses. Such a program should satisfy the thoughtful layman who appreci ates the dignity of the pulpit and has the proper regard for the calling of the rabbi. In this manner the difficulty is les sened, and the horns of the dilemma, whether to preach or lecture, are considerably pruned off.