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Ni>a n 1 1’ Shahhath Hagodol - 1-
15-22 I'esaoil Passover - . 15-22
«0 Rosh Clindesh— First Pa.v of Now Moon »>
1 Hosti Chodesh— Second Pay of New Moon May 1
IS Lhk b’Outer
Biv»n 1 Rosh Chodesli -New Mmm 80
0-7 Shnvnorh—Feast of Weeks - June 4*5
.*{o Rush Chodesh—First Pay of Now M00n..... 28
Tamuz 1 Rosh Chodesh- -Soeond Pay of New lloon 20
17 Shivoh Osor 1/Tatniiz... - inly 15
Ah 1 Rosh Chodesli—New Mooli ~ 28
9 Tishali b’Ah —l test ruction of Jerusalem —. Ang. 5
' :*) Rnsh Chodesh—First Pay of New Moon . 26
KUnl 1 Rush Chodesh—SctNtnd Pny of New Monu. 27
29 Krev I{o»h Hash sbanali—New Year's Kve Sejtt 24
Tisbrl 1-2 Rosh Hash-shanah—New Year...-—•. ——— 25-26
The day a small tribe of people, in the face of an angry mon-!
arch, left his domain, was a momentous one in mankind’s develop- j
ment. That day was a bugle call to humanity, heralding the ad
cent of liberty and personal freedom.
Hear ye! it sa!d to all who would listen. We have heard the.i
call, we stand for personal and religions freedom, and tho this;
year we may be bondsmen, next' year we hope to be freemen.
From year to year, and generation to generation, they repeated
it. High before their weary eyes they kept this banner, unfalt-i
cringly. Many were the low tides of despair and the high tides |
of hope. It seemed not alone to Jewry but to all mankind that
the year must come when all men would be freemen.
Never since, that first momentous bugle call of liberty has
the Passover come at a time so fraught with significance as the
one now at hand.
Today the greater part of Israel as well as of mankind are
still bondsmen, bound by the fetters of caste, militarism and
fanatacism that enslaved them in ancient Egypt.
The war just fought would have loosened these shackles but
the overwrought'people were unable to understand from whom,
their help would come.
The revolt in middle Europe is but the fear of the domination
of the old caste system and in their efforts to escape that terror,
they have evoked another of stupendous greatness.
Their salvation from this terror must come from the leaders
of the Western democracies, from those who have the vision of
the freedom of mankind and who will lead them from the Egyp
tian plagues of chaos to liberty thru the guidance of the League
of Nations. That will be the festival of liberation of humanity,
the Passover of mankind.
The Jew has found various places where at times he could
enjoy freedom, but while some could live at peace the majority
still bore the clanking chain, and only from afar saw the torch up
held in their brethren's hand.
These last years have held the most unendurable agony for
our brethren. This Passover, however, brings a previous promise, i
this year bondmen they are still saying, but next year freemen i
Freemen, in all those countries now grinding down their faces ;
in misery. Freemen, to greet the spring tide of the year, to sow j
and plant, to reap in peace. Freemen, to come and go in liberty,!
to rear their families and live like men, to be able to enjoy that:
boon of humanity for which all mankind have fought and which
the Jew first recognized. May this Passover be the last whereon:
it may be said that not ail Jews are freemen.
Joseph Louis Baron, in an interesting article in the Sentinel
entitled, “A Jewish Library Bureau,” touches a very important
He speaks of the lack of familiarity of the Jewish children,
and even adults, with any Jewish literature. A little, but very lit
tle, information is given in the religious schools.
He says: ‘‘Not long ago I had occasion to question the pupils
of a post-confirmation class in one of the biggest Jewish religious
.schools in the country as to number of Jewish books they read,
and they answered that they couuld not read Hebrew. The exist
ence of a Jewish literature in English was quite a revelation to»
most of them.”
To the majority Jewish literature begins and ends with the
Bible, and a hazy notiorj that there is a Talmud. These do not in-j
terest them as literature, and of the vast store house existing they
are absolutely unaware. j
Mr. Baron speaks ‘‘of the necessity to supply the Jewish chil
dren with necessary books, songs, pictures and papers, which in i
many cases are to act not merely as complimentary to the Jewish
educational forces, but as the sole Jewish influence in the life of a
Jewish child.” He would like them to read this, as they read other
literature, to absorb their history, learn of the heroes as do ofthose j
who now inspire them.
The suggestion is made that some organization, Mr. Baron i
‘.'eels the Jewish Publication Society is properly equipped to under-j
take the work, arrange for a special Jewish shelf in each public;
I’brary, so that Jewish books already in the library may be readily ,
accessible to the Jewish reader and others be added to them.
The idea of subjects, specially arranged, is not unusual. All
libraries have certain subjects so arranged. The Denver Public
Library had a Jewish corner, arranged for the benefit of the mem- \
Lera or the Council of Jewish Women about fifteen to twenty.
years ago. This organization was. at that time, conducting many!
study circles, its members wrote many papers on Jewish subjects, j
and the library found it an accomodation for its patrons and librar-j
i&ns to have the books so arranged.
The American Library Association which functioned at the
military camps, established special grouping of Jewish books in
the numerous camp libraries and the Jewish Welfare Board ex-;
pended about $lO,OOO for the purpose of filling up these Jewish
The idea is one worthy of consideration. If it is not begun :
by one organization, each city could begin the work of utilizing
the material at hand in their public libraries to disseminate the!
beauties of the Jewish literature now on their shelves.
The most beautiful festival among the many with which
Judaism is dowered is the Passover. It? symbolism and ceremon
ial is so attractive. It appeals to the whole family, gathering them
‘ogether. and assembles them about the festive board.
From grey beard to prattling child, each one enters into its
Rpirit. enjoy the sweetness of the Chroses and partakes of the bit-;
tor Marah. It is especially the children’s festival, and it is lo be
hoped every child will be privileged to participate in its ceremonies,
not only occasionally, but each year. The traditional questions,
the songs, the chants will all grow to be a part of its life. Thus
was meant the original injunction and “thou shallt tell it unto thy
The lessons of the festivals, and the history of Israel, should |
be repeated by parent to child and form the continuous links in the
chain that make the generations of Israel. There is no better
time to begin than the present to do so, and the Seder service of
fers the opportunity to answer why "This night is different from
all other nights.”
We were very much pleased to publish a letter last week, writ
ten by Samuel Schlesinger, jr., expressing the views of that group
of young men, called H-Bluebird-J, regarding a social center. The
Jewish News has spoken so frequently and earnestly on this sub
ject, it is pleased to see one organization after another discussing
it. It is a large undertaking, even tho its beginnings be small, and
every one should think, discuss and plan for its ultimate achieve
Regular services will he held Fri-'
day evetiiug. April 10. sit 7 :40.
Hr. Win. S. Friedman will speak on
Impressions of tin* one hundredth an
niversary of isuac M. Wise.
Saturday morning sendees at ldt.’tn.
Sermon "My Refuge.'*
Religious School
Religious school sessions In-gin at •
20 o’clock. Seder services will he il
lustrated before the school and visi- j
I'ussover Services. Tuesday morning \
rt lUr.'tO. Sermon The Festival of
Services me hold daily at the* syin*
g.*g. The morning services at 7:1.*» j
and the afternoon services at sunset.
Tills Friday night services will !»■.» J
held at sunset.
Saturday morning at 10 I»r. (\ II.,
Kuuvar will deliver a "I'llpur* iu Yld*
d sh on the theme ••positive vs. Neg
itiive A'pirls of .It*wish I.aw.”
To accommodate the members of the (
Synagog l»r. l\ II. Kauvar will sell
"(‘hornet 7.” tills year as hi the past.
First Horn Set4iee.
Monday morning “<yov I'esaeh,” a
special service for the first horn will
l.e held at the Synugog. Mr. M Levy
the louder of the •‘(’lievra Mishnayot” ■
will deliver the •*lladrou.“
Pesnrh Sertire*
Services will be held Monday and
'1 nesday nights at suuset. Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings s - l*r. I*. II.
Kauvar will sjieakVt tin* morning ser
\ lee both days.
Passover services will he held at
I.vans Hull corner Fifteenth and la»w
-renee streets. Tuesday and Wetlues
•my morning April l.*» and ltl at
Members and friends are welcome.
Hr. S. Wolfeiistehi in his reminis
cences of Hr. 1. M. Wise toll the fol
lowing very characteristic story:
Good friends as we were during the
."(* years of our uet|UailitiittCC. I onee
got a gtmd scolding from him. lie
maic to the Oriihan Asylum purjiosoiy
:o give me the scolding. It hapi**r.cd
this way : The new Temple of UiibM
tJrles* Congregation whs finished in
1 SH?{ and Hr. Wise was iuvited to h«-
the prineipul speuker at the dedlea
mm. I believe tlierc me few Tem
ples in this country that were built
curing the last fifty years of the R'th
Century, whieh were not dedicated hy
Hr. Wise. Tin* dedicatory cerem-aiic*
were very elaborate. starting on Fri
day evening, and for some reason i
could not attend the services. Sat
urday early in the morii’iig. Hr. Wi e
ePI eared at tile Orphan Asylum. I
l.ed hardly time to expr.ss my sur
prist* at this tine* peeled but web-oin.*
visit, when he pitched into me un
it reinoniously. "I have come,’* he
suid. "to give von a good scolding
You are a incmhcr of the Hoard of the
Temple and I understand that yon
were one of the Huihling I'onimlttce.
What kind of a Jewish Temple is this - :
llud I known whul I know today l
would not huve conn* hero to dedicate
it No (iron Hakodesh! No Sefer
Torah! Not u Hebrew sign among the
otherwise profuse ..ceorutions!" I in
terrupted him: "Have you not seen
over the pulpit the Inscription. ’Hear
i* Israel’”? "Hear O Israel/* he broke
In. "what Is ’Hear o Israel”? I want
'Sbema Yisroel’ that thrills my heart
as it thrills the heart of every Jew '*
l!very fibre, every drop of blood of
Hr. Wise was Jewish, and that is why
the people loved him so intensely—
him. the great Jewish Reformer.
Rev. Dr. Martin A Meyer, of San
Francisco, was honored this week
with a life electitHl hv his enugrega
t on. Temple liuiauuel. Rabbi Meyer
was graduated troio the Hebrew fin
ion (.’ollege In V.mM U»* delivered
the hat-vain rente address at the
graduation exercises Saturday ul
he Hebrew Tnlon College.
And thou shall show tli.v son in that |
day say ini*, this is done hecuuse of ;
that which the Lord did unto me i
v\ hoii 1 earne forth out of Kgypt. i
Thou shall therefore keep this or
dinance in this season from year to
Thus saiili the l.ord: 'When tjtou
passest thru the waters, I shall l*e
v ith thee: anil thru the rivers they
shall not overflow thee.
Fear not; for I uni with this*.
riant virtue in every soul and may
the love of Thy name hallow every
home ami every heart.
(Suard tuy tongue from evil and mv
lips from uttering deeelt.
<>uide me by the light of Thy Coun
sel. and lot me ever find rest in thee,
who art my strength and my redeemer.
"That an institution cuunot remain
prosperous uulo>s it adviuwes is the
I'NlNTifiio* of mankind. "Ho W'li't
stands still falls backward.’’ It in
thus tho privilege of the Hoard of
Trustees. ut tho conclusion of tin- tldr
tv-fifst year of tin* society's activities,
to ho able to roflort that in many ;
ways the fiscal year has |
luen the society's most prosperous
year. It niuy he of interest to restate
at this time what the society has ac
complished during tin* thirty-one j
years, and what plans it has for the
future. We have published nearly lid
Looks and distributed more than one
end a half million copies of our pub
That we have grown iiiiiuerieally
and in point x*f service. the figures
presented to you today testify. Tho
tills has Iieen a trying year we have. ;
nevertheless, received from our mem-1
tiers over $40,000.00 in dues, which i* ■
almost twice as much as we realized |
about six or seven years ago. ami J
the receipts from the sales of our i
hooks, other than the Wide, amount ;
to $:iii.<NMM*i. wliieh is about $s.o«Hl.o0
more thuu was received last year. The.
sales of our publications amounted to.
*01.000.00 whieli is $l».VNNMN) more j
tImii last year. We have distributed
this year .10.000 copies of our new
I uhlieations atal 4.1.000 of our older;
puldieations. In addition we have
published ;*.70.000 llildes and 1’rayer
hooks for Jewish soldiers and sailors. I
and have supplied the various canton-j
inents and eainps in America ami ,
abroad with thousands of our books \
for Welfare Work. We have -lb-> j
entered about 400 new members, mak- j
lug a total membership of nearly 10.- i
1*00. the largest in the history of the
President Miller stated that the
society had spat the following tour ;
hooks during the year: Volume II
of IMthiimv's "History of the Jews
in link-in ami Poland." the American
Jewish Year hook .1070. "Jewish t’ou
j trihut ions to Civilization." and a ju
1 venile entitled "I'nder the Saldialh
lannp." from the pen of Or. A bra in S.
Isaacs. The society has also been in
strumental in suhventlolling tin* pub-
lieution of a volume by lion. Simon
Wolf entitled '’Presidents I Have
Known." This Is a book of nearly •> ,M » j
pages and outside its Interest as n j
I nman document will prove a source .
hook for future historians.
Among the hooks tu he issued short
ly is the volume by Norman Ileiitwieli
entitled llellenDin." the Amerlcim !
Jewish Year Rook .ItiSO. which will
deal with the part fdtiyed l»y the Jew*
in the various countries in the great j
war. This Year Rook will also eon
rain a complete local directory of Jew- (
ish organizations thruout the country. ,
There will also appear a volume of os- j
>iiys by the late I)r. Solomon
Seheehter. as well as h volume by '
Prof. Israel Abrahams, entitled "By-
Paths in Hebraic llooklaud- Prof
Mu Iter's book oo "Saadln" will also |
appear this year.
Among the many manuscripts await
iuy publication are Sfdnqron« "Trav-j
els ig Northern Africa," pr. Hul
i it's "Post Biblical Hebrew LItcra
turn” and the fifth volume of. ninz
berg's Xegends of the .Tews
Of special interest are three volumes
1 recently nasi pried, flic. Idfc of Baron do!
! Hirsch. h,v Max .1. Kohler, of New i
; York, and a two volume history of
! rhe Jews of Spain anti Portugal, by j
Prof. A. S. Yaltuda. of Madrid, while i
; Pr. A. S. W. Itosenhacti. of Phlludcl-'
phia has lieen. invited to prepare a
popultfr history of the Jews of Aiuerl
: cii. Arrangements are also being made
for the preparation of a historical '
! geography of Palestine.
It was further announced that twen
! t>-five volumes of texts aud trausla-
I lions wore being prepared for the i
I Jewish ('lassies Series and that a large ,
i fund has been stdiserlbed by friends j
| of the Society for the establishment
j ot* a Hebrew Press which will on*
i able the Society to publish the texts
j< f the Jewish t'lassies as well'as oth
1t r religious literature. "With this-
Press established in America it will
: nut bo necessary anymore for Ameri*
• can Israel to go to Europe and Asia j
to print its texts. On the contrary,]
I we look forward to the time wh**n i
l trom America may come forth volumes
«•* Hebrew lore.” The first ptthllcn- 1
lions from the Hebrew Press will bo,
\oltiincs from the Classics Series'
which is intended to represent the en
tire range of Jewish literature since:
the close of the Biblical era. The j
Sories will demonstrate what is gen- !
t rally not known, even to the ednctii
i d world, that the Jewish genius and j
thought did not close with the Bible
! but continued and were active tliruoul |
J the centuries in all the departments'
j to which literature Is usually devoted.!
Mr. Miller stated that already 40.-1
i too copies of the Bible Had been soldi
i and he read characteristic opinions of,
I the greatest Bible scholars who de-J
dare that tin* New Translation of th»‘;
Bible issued by the society is In many [
respects an improvement over all pre- 1
vious English versions and that it
should supersede them.
Announcement was made that the i
society would Issue a Pulpit Bible i
which could servo, as a memorial to i
Jewish soldiers who died in the war. '
He stated that a Commentary to the;
Vow Translation of the Bible is being j
; prepared, and that in Its completed !
: form it would cost about *200.000.
; Mr. Miller spoke of the work the!
I society has done In connection with !
! the Jewish soldiers and sailors. .*170.-’
j t OO copies of Bibles and Prayer Books J
were specially prepared aud distribut-,
cd to the Jewish men itt the service.
] Former Ambassador Abram I. Elkus i
I'ellvered an address in wnlch he paid
| .i tribute to the loyalty of the Jews
' j.nd the service they rendered in the
| great war. Mr. Klkus suit! “The
j World War has changed (he mind of
the world about many things ami made
men turn to something of iiermaneut
• importance. anti I know of nothing
I more important to tin* Jewish people
j .bail the work of the Jewish Publica
| lion Society of America, particularly
• in its object of enlightening our young
• American Jews in the history of our
1 people.”
• The following officers were elected
' it the Amiiiul Meeting of the Jewish
• 'ublieation Society of America, held ,
' March »», HUH:
President. Simon M’ller. I'hilndel
plila : first vlct»-president. Abram 1.
Elkus, New York: second vice-prcsl
; dent. Horace Stern. Philadelphia ;
treasurer, Henry Fenila*rger. Phitu
' delpliin ; assistant secretary. I. (Jonrgc
| Pobsevago. Philadelphia.
| Trustees for three years: Hart Blu
menthal. Philadelphia : I<t*o M. Brown,
i dohilc. Ala.: Ephraim Eetlerer. Phila
delphia : Simon Miller, Philadelphia :
J Sigmund B. Sonuchoru, Baltimore:
| I.otiis James ItO'CidKTg. la’troit: Wll-I
liatn It. Itosskuin, Philadelphia.
Trustee for two years: Alphonse
11. Miller. Philadelphia.
Bitfer and Quicker
Most peoplecan hatch a profit
able number of chicka, but to
raise a big percentage of those
hatched is the hard part. .
After the little fellows are
3 nr 4 weeks old civs them ptaoty
of protstn food — because PTStafc
makes meat and boos and —ffr—
era crow and keeps ’em beaMkjr.
is the bart and ebaunt hi*h
each day and watdr thendrrefife.
Come In and get a package of
this clean, dry protstn poultry food
chanr£°ooa*o?*?>2rr* VOU famous
lfilfi Champa
Almost Every Day
]] some opportunity arises for the man or II
// Each day these opportunities are grasped \\
il by the men or women who were prepared— \\
I! The less fortunate call them “lucky”— i\
11 the lesson all capitalists know—that saving 1
11 a part of the earnings is the ONLY way to
J\\ 20unt at window No. 11 NOW. /)
United States National BanA /YM__
" The IktnA ofßroader Service ~
Jimtown Scheme
After claiming over .<lO net profits per pm and an ore supply for
•V» years at l.tHNi tons per day -which means ovw spt.tnm.tHHt net prof
its in sight tin* real facts concerning the .llintown strike are coming
to light.
The news has leaked out that one t»f our properties at Jimtown is
yielding ore showing over .$lOO per ton in eomhinetl values when run
thru our mill, newly isiuippod to recover the values of gold, lead,
fluorspar, and uniniuiu eontaining radium.
Thousands are tensely eager to learn tin* exact net values of each
product we are actually recovering.
What radium content do they actually lintlV What concentrate of
Fluorspar do they obtain? How much gold? How much silver? How
much lead? These are the questions that mining men are feverishly
Recent developments have bred many rumors. The plain facts
are trigger than rumored. The straight, unvarnished truth concern
ing Jimtown will Im* told any sincerely interested person.
Take our wortl for it. Jimtown is ON Till! MARK. No man who
covets financial independence should remain in ignorance of the facts
a moment longer.
t Merely a line to us will bring you Information that
will literally often your ey«*s. Stop now. Address a post
■urd or envelope. Writei-"Tell ; »ne about Sign
it. Fur it iii the mail at ones*. w
Denver. Colo.
I M. A. BERK 1
Q Representative
g The Grafonola Stores Company I
Z 63:5 Sixteenth Street Z
| rhotte. Main 4K!M |
't' Will tiia'ke appointments and assist in the selection of vour x
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The Board of the Central Jewish Coun
cil meets the second Monday of each month.
8 P. M., at 311 Mining Exchange Building.
ED. MONASH, President.
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St.. Louis “Jewry” has undoubted, 1 rife Board of Education and Fiiwifleut
icason to look upon the fact of two <»f the Board of Aldermen, being Jews,
of the foremost officials, President of v Ith a good deal of pride.

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