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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
fl&TOB NEUHAUS, Publisher. Il HATTIE 8. FRIEDENTHAL, Editor.
Office—l32B Lawrence St. Phono Main 2687.
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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
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! 9 i
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H —frequently invited to invest |
a —in a variety of things |
I —which your judgment |
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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
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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
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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
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aspect. Whatever you may have in mind in the way of
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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
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A Visit to Our
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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
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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
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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
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* hK ' ,u ‘ s 1,1 wh,, l'. and $5.00 and S(LSO the
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’ uiirably to the making of a fashionable
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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.

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