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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
fl&TOB NEUHAUS, Publisher. Il HATTIE 8. FRIEDENTHAL, Editor. Office—l32B Lawrence St. Phono Main 2687. Entered at the Denver PoatotDce for transmission thru the malls as second-class matter. . Subscription Rates: — Two dollars per year, payable In advance. Five cents per copy, j Advertising rates on application. j EDITORIALS I ' JEWISH CALENDAR ! 5680 ID2O KoHch-diodesrh Hlvaa. Turn., Slay 18 i . _ , , . Shavuoth (Confirmation Day) Fast of Tcltflh Tliuro.. .lan. 1 San.. May *3 Rosch-Chotlex-h Mhebat Wed., Jaa. SI Ko-ch-Cliotleseh Tanimii, Wed.. Jane 16 KiMrli-ChmleM'h Adar Thare., Feb. 10 a f Taminus Sun.. July 4 Parlm <FeM»t of K-ther) .. Thur... Mar. 4 KoMli-l hode»ch Ab Krl.. July 16 Kon< li-( bodeorh M»»Hn Sat., Mar. SO „ r ,\b Sun., July S 5 Pannoter (Pesaeh) Sat., April 3 n„ w , |,-< hinleach EU«L Sat.. Au*. 14 Psewnw (t iclith Day). . . Sat.. April 10 Komtli-t'hoiU'-rh lyar.. Sun.. April IN Lac b 'Outer Thun., May 6 New Vear'i Eve Sun.. Sept. 1- (The editor is not responsible for views expressed by contributors. —Anonymous manuscripts will receive no consideration.) ARBOR DAY. Arbor Day has been set for April 16 of this year. This day should have a very special place in the calendar of our festivals, instead of a minor one. It is one of the few festivals which has a forward look; it builds for the future, instead of remembering the past. Man assists nature in no way in which the results are more enduring than in tree planting. Thru none of nature’s processes is utility served better, comfort for man procured, joy for every sense provided, as thru the trees that abound in our forests or are planted in orchards, parks and streets. The stately trees lining our streets in orderly rows, give a beauty to our city, equalling the splendor of view of the magnificent mountain range. Each tree in the beautiful parks was set out with the thought, that some day the sapling then planted would become the graceful, large tree giving comfort and pleasure to thousands. In the early, treeless days of Denver, the school children tramped to the future City Park, a desolate spot, and celebrated with becoming exercises this function which marked the begin ning of their present pleasure ground. They, who fisst planned this tree planting, were benefactors to ttye present residents of the city. t A beneficent friend to the American people was John Chap man, who was popularly known as “Apple Seed Johnny,” to the sturdy generations who built up the country in the early part of the 19th century. “Apple Seed Johnny’s” name should be as familiar to the American as that of Luther Burbank, David Lubin and Frank Nathaniel Meyer. He had equally as great foresight and prepared for the future needs of men. One story of his work is told, that when as a trapper amt dealer in furs he travelled the roads on foot he had a bag of apple seeds flung about his shoulder, apple seeds, which were saved for him in the settlements thru which he passed, and these he scattered to take root and grow for future generations. Another tale says, he was a horticuturist with a wide vision, who seeing the trend of life going westward, would plant small groves of fruit trees, fence them in and plant grape vines about them to protect the trees from animals and prepare these oases cf food for man when he had coMe so far west. ~ Arbor day should be celebrated in more than a perfunctory manner. Plant a tree. Let some one in the future rejoice at what you have done this day. THE J. C. R. S. LOSES BY FIRE. The catastrophe which the J. C. R. S. suffered last week in losing one of its largest buildings by fire, was a shock to the city. The institution sustained a great loss. The patients, most of them bed-ridden, who were in the building at the time, suffered greatly thru excitement and fright. Fortunately all were taken out in safety and have been cared for\t the institution. Each of the other tubercular institutions in t,he city were quick to offer as sistance. The milk of human kindness is ever ready to serve man kind if only given the opportunity. So it has proven in this in stance, in more than one way. The embers of the burning building had not ceased smoulder ing when preparations were being made to rebuild a larger, bet ter, and more complete structure. The hearts of the generous were filled with a desire to help the suffering poor deprived of this haven. Citizens realized the responsibility of their position to those who are stricken by disease and without funds. The campaign for the Restoration Drive is already in full swing. What has been taken from the sick must be restored to them as speedily as willing workers can do so. The loss is not irreparable, it may even prove to have been a benefit, when the future building will have been constructed. Meanwhile, many a sufferer will miss the accommodation the lost building would have provided for him. In the end, the quickened hearts, giving generously from small or large purses, will care for many more than could have been provided for in this building. All things work out for good; the loss and trouble seems grave at present, but the zeal and work which will raise the new build ing will give cause for rejoicing. MILITANT DISSENTERS. “An affair like that almost makes one ashamed of being a ] Jew.” How many times within the last week has this thought, expressed in various ways, been heard, referring to the scandalous action of some of our belligerent co-religionists. Not satisfied with having sullied the affairs of their house of worship by drag ging it into the court they added an additional stain by having a common brawl within its walls, as tho pummeling one another would change the court's decision. It did not. It only added to I the repugnance with which they are regarded by their fellow Jews who have learnt that such affairs must be dealt with in other ways. Congregational feuds arc a great detriment to the advance of Judaism. And how little it really takes to overcome them. A little yielding on either side, a slight retrogression from an autocratic stand—in other words, real democracy. It is to be hoped that the militants will see how unwise their action has been, not only to their own cause, but for all Jews in_ the city, and will yield to arbitration—the only sensible and proper* way to settle such affairs. It is a great pity that when the First American Jewish Con gress met, the problem of its finances were not also considered. The necessity of calling another Congress is urged, and the ex penses of the first have not yet been liquidated. The importance of the Congress may not be quite obvious, until it is remembered what its delegates at Paris did for Jewry at the Peace Conference. The Congress would be the most representative Jewish body in the world, as American Jewry now stands foremost. It should not be hampered by lack of funds. Congregational TEMPLE EMAM'EL Services will be held Friday evening at 7:4.". Dr. Win. S. Friedman will l»reach on “Why We Kniain Jews.” Services Saturday morning at 10:30. Sermon Nadab and AbihU; Junior Congregaeiou. A meeting of the Junior Congre gation will occur Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. BETH HA MEHKOSII HACiODOL Services are held dally at the syua gog. The morning services at 0:4.7 and the afternoon services nr sunset. This Saturday morning Kabbi C. 11. Kauvar will begin his eighteenth sc ries of lectures on “The Chapters of tlie Fathers.” Services begin at 0 a. m. Special Services at Synagog Center accoimnodiite Jlioj Jewish resi dent* of the neighborhood the Synagog announces that a special service will ho held on Friday evening ut sunset and Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Synagog Center. OHER ZADEK CONGREGATION I Services begin Friday evening ;l( ! 8:00 o’clock. Sermon by H. Good | kowitz on “There are seasons for ad , tilings." Saturday morning sendees begin at 0:30. Religious School. Sunday morning ut 10 o’clock. All | children from 0 to 14 years are wcl I come. Hebrew School. Sessions are held daily from 1 to 0:30, Mr. 11. Goodkowifts has this school in charge. Members Annual Meeting. Was held Tuesday evening April Oth with au exceptionally large attends nee. The secretary's report shows that the Congregation is making very good pro gress in financing tin* new building and is increasing its membership. A campaign has been started to double thi* membership by the next Holidays It. was voted to advertise for a good musical cuntor. and rabid. The following uew officers were elected: A. Grossman, president ; Wm. TimUd, vice-piresldent: S. Weiss, treasurer: L. Klein, secretary. Trustees: M. Lutz. Wm. Goldstein. G. Frosli. 1». Ijebowitz, H. Kirstciu. L. H. Klein. C. .ludelowitz, L. Itubin owitz, L. Wiesner. "JUDAISM IS IDEALISM NOT FORMALISM.” There is a little hook by Dr. Mendes. which aims to regulate our duijy life that must have a special appeal for the Jewish woman, who aims to fulfil her role as a homemaker. In the in troduction to the little I took. Dr. Mea des dwells particularly on our wrong conception of Judaism as a mere re ligion of formalities. Ih; says in pari "A religion, like a nation, lives by its idealism. “If Jewish loyalty lessens, if 'moth ers uulearn how to pray, and the flow er of piety withers; if fathers neglect religious duty, and the young stray away from the religious ideals of their parents; if men and women, in ever increasing numbers, desert to Chris tian Science. Unitarianism, or other Christian sects, it is because they do not understand the beautiful idealism of our religion, or it has not been pre sented to them. 'Too long, to often, our beloved re ligion lias been presented as a system of mere forms and ceremonies, while its ethical concepts have been entirely lost sight of. “Religion should he more than for malistic or ceremonial. It should he inspirational. It is this thought that caused me to write this hook. “Forms aud ceremonies, meaningless when not understood, are beautiful and uplifting when the ethical intent is dis closed. "They are to our religion, what the hark is to the tree. Tin? 1-ai‘k is vitally essential for the preservation of the life of tin* tree itself, hut the bark is uot tin; actual fruit that sus tains aud nourishes; tin l hark is uot The leafage tliat shelters, nor is it tin* fragrance that delights, nor the bcduty'of symmetry that appeals. “Similarly forms aud ceremonies are vitally essential for the life of religion : but they are not the fruitage that sus [ tains and nourishes, nor are they the that shelters and affords grate ful shade, nor the fragrance that de lights, nor tin* beauty of conduct that appeals. I “Our religion is meant to lift the I soul of the earthly child to a consci ousness of “the beauty of the Lord.” i as it cun he revealed in human con ! duct. Conduct should mean the ideal ! beauty and fragrance of life, the ideal consciousness of the shelter of the | “wings of the Divine Presence." the j spiritual sustenance or nourishment I that, beautifies conduit by "Faith, I Hope and Righteousness—the three | great ideals of Life. I "Judaism is Idealism."— Cnuudiau Jewish Chronicle. THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS MOVEMENTS IIN JUDAISM. Several years ago the Jewish Pub lication Society of America projected a series of books under the general beading of "Movements in Judaism.” This included volumes on Zionism. Mysticism, Rationalism. Reform Juda ism, and Hellenism. The volume on Zionism, by Prof. Richard Gotthell, was issued some time ago while the volume on Hellenism, from the pen of Mr. Norman Bentwich. has just made its appearance. Mr. Bentwich is the author of two other volumes pub lished l y the society one ou Philo- Judaot;.; of Alexandria ami a bio graph v of Josephus. Having specialis ed 1 Jewish history and literature Mr. B« itwich was eminently fitted to uu vrtake the work on Hellenism. It is this movement in Judaism which Mr. Bentwich has set himself to describe. During the last two or three cen turies before the common era the Jew ish people came in 'felose contact with the Greek-speaking world, and natural ly. could not entirely escape its in fluence. Greek thought prevailed thruout the Eastern world, and Hel lenism,. or the culture of Greece, for which Hellas is the older name, dom inated the Intellectual activity of men. Alt ho the Jews were always opposed to foreign influences which conflicted with their mode of thinking, the Greek culture nevertheless penetrated Jew ish life in on£ way or another. It was just this influence which brought about the Mu pea bean struggle. Bike- | wise in the first three centuries of the I Christian era they were engaged iu au | incessant struggle with the .products of llie Hellenistic influence which de termined the bent of their future de velopment and the bent i*f the relig ious history of the world. The struggle of Judaism with Hellenistic culture marks one of the most fundamental conflicts iu the march of civilisation, and us a result IlcUciiibtic Judaism is one of the most remarkable con tributions to Jewish genius to the world's thought. Tlic author treats tins subject from the Je\yisli point of view. Others are chiefly interested in the relation of Hellenism to Christianity. This school of writers contrast the broad univer salism of Hellenistic Judaism with the, supposed narrow legalism of the j Pharisees which eventually prevailed in Palestine. Mr. Bentwich combats; this attitude. The present volume is j popular in churaclcr and the author j has not refrained from pointing out ! parallels in modern Jewish life. In the Introduction the author gives a general view of the subject outlin ing the scope of hip? treatment.. It is in the nature of a historical resume. The chapters deal with the Hellenistic culture, Hellenism ih Palestine till tin* destruction of the Temple, Hellen-1 ism in the Diaspora, Hellenistic-Jew ish literature, the Rabbis and llgllen- J ism. tin* Aftermath, and the Conclu sion. The author also lius appended | some valuable notes aud a blblio- j grupliy. Mr. Bentwich apart from giving his-j torical description of the various phases of Hellenism in Palestine and in the Diaspora, fully describes the literature produced by the Jews dur ing that period. Ho graphically and minutely describes the life and works of Philo, Josephus and other iihport- : ant Jewish writers, lie gives a fine •if the wisdom of Ren Sira and also resume deals with the influence of the Septuugiut and the attitude of the Jew ish rabbis toward it. The book appeal to the cultured layman wlio'wishes to Ih? informed oil j the various Movements of Judaism. ARTIST’S BRUSH DEPICTS SUFFERINGS OF EUROPEAN JEWRY The paintings, drawing* and pastels | of war pictures from battle front to j pogrom by Artist Aliel Pann. arc now t «it exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. These pictures, 12b in num ber. tell the horrible story of the suf ferings of the Jew more clearly than ! is possible for tin* pen of the writer. Mr. Pawn was born in the Province of i >vinsU. He studied in Russia. 1 and with Uouguercuu and Tomlou/.e in j Paris. He hud charge of the Roza lei School of Art iu Jerusalem. lie is 1 represented in the collection of the ' French Government in the Luxoui- J bourg Museum and has pictures in the Art Institute of Chicago. Recently 'Mrs. Julius Rosenwald offered to buy the collection now on exhibition ami present it to the American Jewish Re lief Committee, provided they wouTil ] use it for propaganda purpose, that is to bring home to our uon-Jewisli coun trymen a knowledge of what was be ing done by their eo-religionists in the | Fast of Furope and to awakeji a more , active sympathy fi_»r the victims. The American Jewish Relief Committee de clined to accept the gift aud to use it tor the purpose indicated, deeming it inadvisable in their opinion to use this i method of arousing public opinion. | A concert given in London on March ' I•'* by Misclia Leon marks the first I singing of German songs in the Ger man language since the begiuniug of j l lie war. They wore greeted with great applause, after a protest by five j r i young UlMl-tU 1 | ''THe BANK OF BR.OADER. SERVICE' | ! 9 i I Are You i H —frequently invited to invest | a —in a variety of things | I —which your judgment | I « —says are unsound? 1 31 II Will those of lesser experience than yourself, to e e| whom you will leave the result of a lifetime’s effort, lie | j || invited LESS frequently than you were, to invest in e ! these same Unsound enterprises? = p| Doesn’t experience point out that THEY will be | pi solicited by many who do not have the temerity to call = g on you? | Pi ' Whose sound judgment will protect your property 1 til after YOU are gone? § 8 The Trust Department of this strong National | pi Bank, existing as it does under the strict provisions of * | pi the Federal Reserve Act, will supply the protection | rj which your estate MUST have— s 1 gU —and it will administer it under any conditions | j ill YOU decree |i ill —all for a very nominal fee. | pi Arrange an appointment with Mr. Albei t A. | m Reed, our Trust Officer and one of our Vice § f==j Presidents, to discuss the matter here sug- = m gested. It entails NO obligation on your part. 5 I STATES I IKATIOKAL BAN.KI H Ground Floors Eojiitable Buildn# i B 17TH. & STOUT STREET 1 DR. WISE. FOUNDER OF COLLEGE, COMMEMORATED. Fournier's I|uy was fittingly veb 11rated at tlm Hebrew Union College Saturday afternoon, March 'l~, in mem ory of the illustrious founder of the College. The spirit of Dr. Isaac M. Wise still presides over the destinies of the College and the Union of Ameri can Hebrew Congregation* which he helped create, Dr. Knufiuann Holder, President of the Hebrew Union Col lege. asserted in his Introductory re marks at the celebration. He com pared the founder of the College to the mustorbuilders of the Talmifdic era ami showed bow his constructive pro gram enabled prophetie Judaism to In spire American Jewry with its high purpose. America, be said, bad out distanced Europe in the liberal inter pretation of .Judaism. Dr. Kohler’s introduction was a forecast of the oration of the day de livered by Uabbi Joseph S. Kornfeld. of Columbus, Ohio, a graduate of, the Hebrew Union College and one of the students who bad “sat ut the feet” of Dr. Wise. The ambition of Dr. Wise was *o save the world thru the instrumentality of Judaism. Itahhi Kornfeld pointed out. God’s revelation to Moses was the most perfect system of ideals mankind bad devised and in the promulgation of these* laws by the Jews, all men would be saved from barbarism. Dr. Wise was as another Elijah in th 3 proclamation of tin* revelation of Clod, and fearless as the prophets in bis zeal to declare bis message. Lurge hearted. large-souled and large-mind ed lie made men in love with bis cause and himself. His spirit saved Ameri can Judaism, and bis life lias a per ennial message. A greater degree of spirituality must invest rhe synugogs of our present age. Men and women must feel again, as Dr. Wise did, that God Is the Eternal and that the Knowledge of God is needed by Jew t.ud non-Jew lest the world Ik* covered by darkness and civilization Ik? lost. Special music was rendered by I lit* choir composed of students of the Col lege. Mr. Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Hoard of Governors of the Col lege. announced a number of scholar ships al the Hebrew Union College, given by various Sisterhoods of the National Federation of Temple Sister hoods, in memory of Dr. Wise. Tin? services were read by Student Win. Schwartz. Dr. Henry ‘'Englander of the Faculty pronounced the bcae -1 diction. The 100th anniversary of the birth of tbi* late Dr. Elkau Colin, first rabbi i of Temple Emanuel, of San Francisco, i Cab. was observed with special serv i ices lust week. 1 Saul Drueker. for nearly six years 1 bead of the Betsy Levy Memorial Home at Baltimore, MU., bus recently resigned bis position to accept tin* sijp eriiitendency of a Boston urphaitagc- Before going to Baltimore, Mr. Brack or was in charge of the Murks Nathan j orphans' Home ut Chicago, 111. r . 'i Which Ever Way Your Taste Tends It Will Take Tangible Form in Our Silk Department Here you will find material from which to fashion most effective frocks. Silks of brilliant hues, silks of subtle color ing, silks that would be very subdued in tone but for a splash of some bright contrasting color that takes on an in tricate design which gives to the whole a most interesting aspect. Whatever you may have in mind in the way of material for your summer costumes will be found in our Silk Department just as you have imagined it. Besides getting exactly what you want, you have the added satisfaction of knowing you can depend upon the wearing qualities of the piece you decide on. A Visit to Our Silk Department Tomorrow Will Have a Most J' 1 Cheering Effect on You Jpfe Height colon* will greet you for a special Tf Y display of Chiffon Taffeta. <'harmeuso K Z aiul Crepe Meteor will be arranged for b e Jm A becoming style will come to your mind for frock fashioned of Satine de C'hoiie. B M/Q M.l It is M7 inches wide and is only $2.50 the M Any color you may prefer may la* had in Chiffon Taffeta, which may also be had in black. It is inches wide and is priced at $2.50, $1.50 and $5.00 the yard. Wl I WTO p k 'l’he ndaptabllity of Channelise assures ll of , i t,v ‘*r-«Miding popularity. We show v||| -.CO. 't in butli plain ami brocade effects. 10 * hK ' ,u ‘ s 1,1 wh,, l'. and $5.00 and S(LSO the jlijj 33$ j A heavy quality of Crepe Meteor with a |iii| PcJ'P ' soft, lustrous finish will lend itself ad ’ uiirably to the making of a fashionable 1 dress; 10 inches wide; $5.00 the yard. Miss Gladys Marks. IV A., is J.iv tiircr in Modern Languages :ii Sydney. A'isiralia. Uuivcrsity. Sir* is the first wo nau to hold this pysirion Jewish children of Hastings. Neb,. Imvt* been organized into a religious school by Itabbi Jacob .Singer of Llu colu.