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Fant of Tainmii Su»v. July 4 New Year’s Eve Sun.. Sept. 12
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The Calendar of America is becoming prolific with holidays.
Almost each month brings one of greater or less significance On
June 14th, Flag Day will be celebrated, a day dedicated to the
stars and stripes of our National emblem.
Flag Day is of comparatively recent origin. It was first
celebrated in 1897, when the Governor of New York declared it a
holiday, and later an act of Congress made it such for all the
It seems peculiar that June 14th should have been chosen for
the day dedicated to the flag, as no circumstance of special im
port was associated with it. Many hold that September 11 should
be the day observed, for it was on that day that Washington un
furled the first flag made of seven red and six white stripes, hav
ing a blue field with thirteen stars, the new emblem of the new
country, founded upon high ideals and noble purposes.
The country, as well as the flag, has grown to splendid pro
portions. The ideals, hopes and aspirations which the stars and
stripes represent have become the desire of the whole world. It is
the emblem which has held aloft hope for all mankind who find
a refuge beneath it, and it has kindled the desire to establish
other sanctuaries for humanity elsewhere.
The hands that hold it may, perhaps, not always be clean
hands. They may be stained with selfishness, greed, ambition and
lust of power. The hands change, the emblem does not. For them
is imitation; for the flag permanence.
It is for the unclean hands of today that Flag Day should
bring the lesson of the spirituality of its founders. They must
realize, be they native bom or foreign born, that an upholder of
the flag must be American in thought and feeling, must be loyal,
must be free, and must be sane.
He must be loyal to the noble traditions of his government;
he must be free to develop his future and that of his land, and he
must be sane, normal in his requirements of his fellow-citizen, and
his own duties.
Then will his hands be clean to uphold the starry, red, white
and blue.
A new volume from the pen of Dr. Israel Abrahams is always
of more than passing interest to his readers, who anticipate much
pleasure from its perusal, as well as a great deal of varied infor
mation. His latest volume, "By-Paths in Hebraic Bookland,” just
issued by the Jewish Publication society, will not disappoint his
readers in either respect.
It is a volume of delightful little papers thru which he guides
his readers to many of his favorite books. He evidently enjoys
telling the story, repeating the history, and discussing the reasons
of the book, as much as the reader will.
The papers have a very wide range. They begin with “The
Story of Ahikar,” one of the old Jewish legends. He spends a few
moments considering "Philo on the Contemplative Life” then thru
the Middle Ages to the present time.
They include subjects as varied as “Lancelot Addison on The
Barbary Jews,” “Lessing’s First Jewish Play,” "Byron’s Hebrew
Melodies,” “Isaac Leeser’s Bible,” “Karl Franzos’ Jews of Bamow,”
"Poems of Emma Lazarus,” “Condon’s Tent Work in Palestine,”
“The Pronaos’ of I. M. Wise” and “Imber’s Hatikvah,” by a thought
a name, a special reference in these short papers, he renews the
pleasure of those who are familiar with them. And even if they
do not reread the books Dr. Abrahams has reawakened their inter
est in them, and sent their thoughts along unaccustomed lines.
Those who are not acquainted with the books these
charming little papers discuss, will certainly find them an incen
tive to become more familiar with the quaint, delightful, curious,
and noble books to whom Dr. Abrahams has introduced them.
It is a very timely volume, coming at the beginning of the
summer season, when most people are only willing to dabble lightly
with serious reading, which is just what this volume does.
In this city, where Dr. Abrahams made many friends while
on a visit here, it will recall his cleverness at story telling as well
as his erudition.
This week is an epochal period in the lives of many. It marks
the change from carefree boyhood and girlhood. The young people,
whose main interest has been school and its activities, now will
find themselves face to face with the larger problems of life. The
buoyancy of youth welcomes the change, which promises endless
adventure. They are eager to enter the various walks of life, to
run full tilt against whatever obstacles it may present, to dare, to
do to do— to drink deep of the brimming cup it offers, and con
quer it.
Is not this youth’s dream ? It has not varied with the ages.
Youth is eternal hope, thru which mankind renews its strength
for life's battles, and thru which it is victorious. All its efforts
are for the young who -will enjoy the fruits of the toil, whether
thev be the young of this or succeeding generations.
In the capacity as heirs presumptive of the world they natural
ly inform the present incumbents as to how it should be run. It
is the zest with which they anticipate their future role of rulers
which tempts them to criticize the older generation, who have
but recently fallen from their high estate of youthfulness.
It is youth’s joyous season, its crowning day, the moment when
it stands open-armed to gather Life to its bosom. May Life warm
and hearten these young souls by its caresses, not scorn them by
its indifference, nor torture them by its cruelty.
Swift and stern was the punishment meted out to five students
at the University of Colorado for racial .iibes and slurs at women in
a special number of Silver and Gold, a student paper. One student
was expelled, four suspended for an unwarranted attack on the
moral character of the women students and racial jeers at a Jewish
fraternity recently instituted in the University.
The Counsel of Deans, headed by F. B. R. Hellems, dean of the
college of Liberal Arts, nipped anti-Semitism in the bud at the
Services will l»e held every Friday
evening during the summer at 7 :45.
Services are held at the Synugqg 24th
and Ourtis streets. on Denver time,
daily, nt ti:MO, in the morning and at
The Friday night services will he
held nt 24th and Curtis street, and
at the Bessie I. Itude, Community Cen
ter. at sunset and Saturday morniug at
!» o’clock.
Religious School.
Miss Carrie Aarons, the president to
the B. M. 11. Religious School, invited
her whole class to attend i picnic at
City l’ark on June (sth. Various games
were played, and the children had a
delightful time.
Denver Hebrew School.
The Denver Hebrew School holds
sessions thruout the Summer at the
Bessie I. Rude Community Center. For
information phone to the principal. Mr.
M. Levy, York 550.
B. M. 11. Rally
This Monday night. .Tuna J Ith. at S
o’clock, at the Adams Hotel, the
t*v»Mgog Rally will he held.
All members i.f the Sviiagog and of
the Ladies’ A.»\ Vary a~e eo.* Tally in
vited to come.
Refreshments will he served. A
chart of the new syiuigog pews will he
exhibited. A jolly «*nml time for all.
Special: The new members who have
joined the Synagog. 1010-1020. will ho
welcome in the B. M. 11. Brotherhood.
Itesie I. Rude Community Center An
The following meetings were held in
the hist few days: .Tune 1 —Boy
Scouts, B. M. H. Board of
June 2—Awlpalx. B. M. D Auv Com
mittee. League of Jewish Youth. June
.’{—Junior Congn*gation. C. A. C.. Bar
Mil/.vah Brotherhood. June fi. Y. M.
&Y.W.H. A. June 7—A. A C.. B. M.
H. committee. June S—Boy
Scouts. Junior Congregation. June 10
—C. A. C.
Because of the M. Z. Bazaar, all
meetings are cancelled on June 13-1 •J.
Sen ices will lie hold during flu.* .sum
mer mouths Friday evening .it S:.’U»
mill Saturday morning at t»:SO.
Hebrew School.
Beginning next Monday the Hebron*
School will Ik* in session daily from i>
to Hi a. m.
Kcliginiis School.
The Religious School held its clos
ing exercises last Sunday afternoon.
The following program was carried
Piano Solo Miss Fannie Ro_e
Hatikvah. l»y the children ad teachers
Vocal solo Florence Keller
Violin solo Miss Mary Kessler
(Accompanied by Miss Lena Kessler. I
Plano selection Annabelle Fine
Vocal solo. “Yiddish” Miss Fannie Rock
(Accompanied bv Miss Lena Kessler'
Address Principal W. P. Mayer
Kn Kelolieno —Aim*riea ..by Children
After which games wore played and
refreshments served by the Auxiliary
One Thousand Delegates I*re -ent at
Annual Meeting.
At the annual convention of Inde
pendent Order It’rith Ahrnhain, held at
Atlantic City, Samuel Kalesky of Hus
ton was chosen second deputy grand
master: Jacob I. Ncssou of Cam
bridge. and Julius Fricdenberg of
Charlestown, on tlie executive board
as chairman of law ami chairman
rituals, respectively.
trim cjonventloij) reelected Jutlg'*
Gustave Hartmann as grand master,
and Max L. Hollander of New York,
as grand secretary. In all aland one
thousand delegates, representing lodges
in almost every state in the Union, at
William B. Hackenlierg Lodge No.
70S, Free and Accepted Masons, was
organized in Corinthian Hall, Phila
delphia. Pa., iu the Masonic Temple hy
the ltight Worshipful Grand Master
John S. Sell and the other Grand Lodge
officers with very impressive services.
The Bov. in*. Joseph Krauskopf acted
as Grand Chaplain, assisted by Hev.
J. Gray Bolten, both of whom deliv
ered eulogistic and inspiring addresses
upon the personality and career n -
Wiiliam B. Haekcuburg.
In commenting mi the circumstance, Doan Hellems said:
“The university believes in a free press, but not in vicious
“If any member of any race, or either sex is deserving of critic
] ism in the student press, the university authorities will approve
such criticism; but, in the case of the quill edition of Silver and
Gold, the university will no more countenance sneers at the Jewish
race than it will permit those who slander Colorado womanhood to
escape unpunished.”
The council of deans are to be commended for their staunch
Americanism, and for the spirit of justice they displayed. This
also must be said for the student governing body, which upheld the
action of the deans in the punishment of the students.
That the student governing body upheld the action ot the
j council of deans is also a matter of congratulation.
On the Seventh Animal Flower Day
of the Jewish National Fund, June
13th, 1920.
The people of Israel is a people of !
the intellect. It began the colonisation
of our country over forty yours ago.
It has at last learned to understand
that no people can live without the
foundation of the soil. But it has not
yet quite recovered from its excessive
Intellectuality. During the lust forty
years its representatives have assem
bled .it eleven wo rid-congresses. and at j
ism iorences apd meetings without nnm
!*< '.• in all countries of the world.
. ountlcss speeelies have I*och made
and a comprehensive Zionist literature
lias been created in almost all
languages. But the principal thing
has been forgotten; tin* redemption of
the land, of the soil, of the foundation.
Only 2 per cent, of the land is in our
possession. The “wise* and under
standing people." the practical peopl**.
did not understand the simple fact
which our ancestors, the sages of tin*
Talmud. already comprehended:
‘•There is no loss in the case of land!”
During years in which we spoke and
discussed, the price of land rose to
such a height that, without exaggera
tion. we have lost millions of pounds.
Everybody must see that all the dec-1
luratinns of Governments and of pol
itical rights sink into insignificance ’•*
we have no land under our feet. It
should In* remembered that we have
lieen brought to this country by tin*
love of it. and must therefore In* pre
pared to sacrifice our l»cst for every
foot of land. “The deeds of the fath
ers are the signposts for tin* children."
Our forefather Abnihniu paid for the
first. Achuzali in our country with
J.is best coin—loo silver shekels.
Ere/. Israel ;will in the coming years
develop with grout rapidity political
ly, economically and culturally. The
flag of Great Britain is u guarantee
of tliis development. The redemption
of our eounfry will lioconie ever more
difficult and dearer from year to year.
And if not ijhw. when? And if not
we, thru our national institution, tin*
.Jewish National Fund, by whom? it I
is the duty <ft. the Jews of the whole |
world, especially of the Jews of Amor- j
iea and of Knglatid and tier colonies. ,
t«; understand what this important j
historic uiMi| demands of ns. The 1
■ .visli people must provide the Jew- j
isli N'aliQpfflfcjiid iu tl»c most liberal J
measure Wans it. requires inj
the immediate* I future for the retlemp
tion of tiie land.
“Our inheritance has fallen into the l
hands of strangers.” That is onr,
most grievous complaint. The time has !
come when this heritage can again I c j
ours. and this depends upon us. an I |
ii|miii us alone.
Tin* achievements of Jewish pioneer
settlers in reclaiming tin* 1 Mirren laiul
of Palestine thru their agricultural
colonies founded witliin the past 10
years, are eidogized by Eric C. Howell,
English journalist, who served in the
Palestinian campaign, in u recent is
sue of the London Daily News.
“The Jews ultho in the minority,
were the pioneers of all progress in
the Holy Land.” Mr, Ilowell declared
“Their agricultural experimental col
lege at Haifa would shame many sim
iiar English institutions. Their vil
lages were models of picturesque ' : <*t
Dements in comparison with the mud
huts of the Arabs.
“They have imported and planted .hi*
eucalyptus to combat malaria. They
have been called upon by the Turkish
authorities to fight the locust plague
while the Arab farmers refused their
co-operation, claiming the* plague was
the will of Allah. In spite of Turk
ish oppression, they built roads at their
own expense and established their own
courts of justice, to which, in many,
cases, Arabs have brought their dis
At the recent benefit performance* at
the Hippodrome for the* Relief commit
tee for Hiatostok, Poland, a number of
contributions were given, among them
being S4OO by Miss Margaret Wilson,
the President’s daughter.
Giacomo Rimini and Rosa ltnisn.
who is a native of IJialostok, wen* the
soloists in a program of operatic* airs
and Jewish and Russian folk songs.
Miss Raisa’s own contribution to the
fund was SSOO, while Rimini gave
m |pi
II Progress /
l-j On December 31st, 1919 On January 31st, 1920
A flying wedge of prominent busi
ness moil, headed ler Manny Strauss.
Clmiriuan, Advisory Board, I'nioii uf
t American Hebrew Congregations, will
i start upon a one month tour of big
i-ities in the United Stales to stim
ulate interest in the tea year pro
gram of expansion lauucued by that
| organization to insure the survival of
Judaism in America.
The business of the trip will con
sist of speech making and orgauiza
| lion work. Meetings will lie arranged
, <ii each city visited and progress ot
i vents to date both locully and nation,
illy will be outlined. The mass meet
ings in the different cities will mark
I lie elimax of the thirty-five week
money raising campaign to accumulate
I a fund of $3.500,000, payable in ten
jears, which suul Is to enable the ful
. li 1 incut of the multiple objectives ol
I tlie Union. It will also be the purpose
i of the pilgrims to organize the many
| business interests of the score or more
i municipalities visited to increase the
momentum of the campaign.
Mr. Strauss, prior to embarking up
! on the venture, said:
"So remarkable have been responses
to our appeal Mint we have mapped
out what virtually a moulds to a Chau
tauqua circuit that will rake us thru
tin* leading cities of the country. Jews
thruoul the country have risen to the
call sounded by Mr. Freiliorg and it
was decided to establish personal con
tact with the many metropolitan eon
tors whose work to date has been so
remarkable. We started out to raise
at least SIOO,OOO weekly and have don.
'"considerably better than that. We will
Im* in a position to announce shortly
the attainment of tin* first million
dollars. There are u number of cities
that have not been heard from as yet
and it is to the tardy ones that we
are looking to force us past the first
milestone in the campaign. I ’’
.T. Walter Freiberg, president of the
Union, in discussing the campaign of
expansion, said:
"There are said to hr* a thousand
-ynagogs in the United States, tin*
| it'-crage seating capacity of which is
! below two hundred. Tnere cannot
j therefore be more than UOO.OOO syna
goged Jews in the United States. What
j becomes of tin* remaining ‘J.SOO.OOOV
"It is not flu* nundK>r of thane tlmt
remain Jews that will save the situa
tion. It is the number that fall awn?
••ndaiigers tlu* situation. The Union
i *as tried several oxjieri meats in or
ganizing congregations in metropolitan
renters. Our efforts have demon
! strated that it can be done. Sinai
Uongrognfion of flu* Bronx. New York
City, is one of these. We can organize
;.v many move as fnnilu are forth
The great man is he. who in the
| midst of the crowd, keeps with pevferr
! sweetness the independence of solitude,
i —Emerson.
Piano Bargains
,We have, selected l ten instruments —the finest, and
highest grade makes ofAestabfehe&xjuality. iTne
prices have been cut' to the absolute low 1 levebmark
for immediate sale. ,
Specially Priced for 1
Next Week’s Selling
$425 style- Vose.»-. $245
$5OO ‘style Everett. Alt'. $225
5 s6oc§ style Steger.. s37snEsm££g9HH|
style Weber.. $425
$7OO style Knabe.. ££« $445
1 ■
■ $7OO style Lessing $560
stylfe Cable-Nelson.ss6s I
($950 style Schaeffer —. .$585 *
" Sr,PSo style Ap0110....... $735
Every one the latest style anil (Moot be
told from new inetnuneaU.
We list two of the newts* model baby)
prands. The most critical purchaser will mjj
they are 1
$1,500 style STEINWAY. tffljß^^^F
Sale price J1j875 ■
$17400 style. J.- ’ft Fischer. K HP * *
Sale priced p
The instruments quoted above are not old, 1001-of-deW models, but the
Tery l»Wt style any one eronld be prooA te-pboß in thaar boms.
Both Ph 11 I—i-ma—Oampa 2MB
1538 Stout St. Denver.
Pianos —Player Plano*—Sheets Music
Established- 36 Yearn J
Wwnre tol«l that, the custom of eating
milk dishes on Shavuoth arose from
the fact that the Israelites, ou receiv
ing the Law on Mount Siuai. could not
uf once observe the new laws <>f
Kashruth and therefore kept, to u milk
diet for u short time.—Canadian Jew-:
isb Chronicle^

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