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ft. Trust Company, the business of my deceased husband, Mr. Edward Monash. the purc h ase of the insurance business of the late Edward Monash. jS
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LETTERS BY AN AMERICAN WOMAN IN PALESTINE.
Miss Jessie Sumpter, a New York
Zionist and writer, who lias lieeq liv
ing in Jerusalem for the i»ust year,
writes most interesting letters to her
relatives a;id friends in this country
concerning conditions in Jerusalem and
surrounding towns. The following ex
cerpts have V»een made from them:
In one of these letters Miss Sauil>tcr
makes, what will nppeiii to us who
are not yet accustomed to the high
cost of living, the astounding state
ment that "for sli. we sent to our
friends, the Yaffees (also Americans
in the Holy Land) who celebrate their
tenth wedding anniversary, a huge
hand-woven basket, about a foot and
a half across, with a bottle of sweet
wine, and figs. grapes, pea dies,
quinces, pomegranates and bananas
stacked to the top.”
In another letter from Jerusalem
she writes:
"The summer is over; we are hav
ing delightful, cool days in which one
feels as It were, the ruin winds. Did
I write you that one day. in the mid
dle of August, we hud u sliowfsr of
half an hour, a thing almost uujieard
of here, as wus the snow-storm of last
February. They say the Americans
that huve cornu are bringing aland
these changes.
"Tills week I heard a beautiful cello
concert given ut a private house b. v a
Miss Bout with. I Jpow her family ‘
well here and in America. She is a
very well-known English Jewish art
Ist. There were about forty people
there. She is the sinter -< the wife
of the late IJr. Israel Fricdli)cnder.
who was murdered recently In Poland.
llci- brother is Colonel Norman Bent
with. Legal Adviser to Sir Herbert
Samuel. I don’t know why I tell you
all this, except that 1 wish I
nb are my life here with you. It was
u wonderful evening.
•The whole Eastern problem i< in
tensely interesting, especially wliep
one lives at the edges of it. To my
mind, our position is by u«> means at
cure, tlio it is full of hope and ven
ture and we have something to hold
on to. no mutter which way the wind
blows. Just now, the political situa
tion is excellent, with Sir Herl*ert
Samuel ut the head, lie seems to be
.satisfying all races and peoples. The
economic situation is bad. but nut
hopeless.
"No one in the West seems to under,
stand the Arab problem. All the urti
«*les I read, including the Nation. speak
of the Arabs as if they were a political
unit, which is not the case. They are
if tribal race with distinct national
groupings that ought to have their ful
fillments. Most of them are anti-
French, except the Christian Arabs of
Lebunou, and Justly so. And some of
them are auti-Brltish. Most of tli.e
anti-Zionist Arabs are outside of Pal
estine.
•*The local peasants are friendly to
us. Highly Palestine village Sheiks
came out with a statement favoring
Zionism, because it is to their econo
mic and social advantage. That is
quite obvious. I should like to see
strong free Arab states to our north
and east.
“I have bocu asked to become a
ineibbers of an 'lnternational Social
Women’s Club.’ of which Lady Samuel
will president.' I decided to Join
only because it is to be international
and I think we should support any
thing that will draw Jew, Moluim
lnedun and Christian together.”
Tho- following was writteu from
i lehron:
“I am having a very good time Ijpre
We all came down by automobile yes
terday; the Segals, too. and Miss. Julia
A a rou.son. an American girl, fhe dieti
tian of the medical unit. The drive
was beautiful over Bethlehem, along
the high plateau, with the mountains
of Moub and the Jordan valley to
ottr east. Hebron lies several hun
dred feet higher than Jerusalem, but
in a valley with white stone moun
tains all a run ml. The valley is won
Uerfully fertile, green with vineyards
a*.id olive groves and fig trees.
“The white stone houses aml walls
rise from am»»g clumps of green scat
tered everywhere. It u» chiefly an
Aral) city: the buildings nr- very
ancient and houses and ruins are often
so interbuilt that it is haul to dis
tinguish between them. It is mar
vclously beautiful and tin* Oriental
bouses with their flat roofs or domes
and miuurels rising among them, all
white, scorn as much n part of :iatuiv
as the white mountains from whose
hillsides they spring. Before our hotel
runs the main*roiid from Jerusalem to
Beer Sheba and Egypt. and there is
au almost continuous pro of
ouuicjs and donkeys with tlieir Arab
masters, of veiled women — and they
urc all graceful aut|*bcauUful. Jlow 1
envy the Arab women their glorious
free carriage that conies from carry
ing w«i.ter-jait> on their heads.
“The old city of Ht-hron Is fascinat
ing with its narrow ways uml nrthgd
strectts ami guy Oriental bazaars. The
Jewish quarter is pathetic, built like
n fortress. For geiicr-ittnus lids has
been the stronghold of Arab fanatic*
ism. It is the only city in Palestine
that has ‘high’ houses, some us much
as five stories high. I was pleasant
ly surprised by the ‘ghetto* for. despite
j its poverty arid crampon quarters, it
i is most beautiful. »ji! of white stone.
with rooms built like i)c»ts or caves.
1 one above the other, all while-washed,
and with crazy outdoor stairs lend
ing tip from ypoju to roosu —each hous
ing a family—up to the flat roof with
its wonderful view. These Sephardic
Jews have practically uj furidtmv.
but more tliaa half the room is a tabs,
isi stone platform on whfcii they sleep
on mats and mattresses spread out at
night. There is much beauty of sloi.e
and costume. It is ho.iit charming and
tragic and is I'nscliiatii'g as a toy
city.’*—Jewish Exponent.
AMERICAN JEWISH SOLDIERS
OBTAIN GOVERNMENT LAND IN PALESTINE.
(J. U. >«*rvl«\ i
Jerusalem —When the American vol
unteers in tlu* Jewish Battalions ,of the
British army were repatriated, about
000 of them eliose to be locally de
mobilized. Few, however, were able to
liiul eiuplpyment and the administra
tion of (leuoral Bols failed to, do any
thing for them. When .Sir Herliert
Samuel took up his post of Hjgli Coin
ijiissioner, these men turned to
with the request that they Ik* given
home laud to cultivate. Tlu* Admin
istration has now informed them that
if they are in a position to equip them
selves for the cultivation of tin* land,
tiie ltritisli government is prepared to
grant them each 1-0 dunams of suit
able Palestine soil, 'file men are not
ihenjselvcs able to provide tin* neces
sary equipment, but they have turned
to tlie Ziopist organization for help,
failing which they will appeal to Hie
Jewish Colonization Association, feel
ing confident that between the two
Jewish institutions they will be en
abled to take advantage of tla* govern
ment's offer.
Helen Kwh. of New York, a lit
year-old Jewish girl, has entered Huu.
ter college where she will take up a
teacher's course. She is the first girl
on record to he admitted tv college
at her u^e.
THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
DECIDES UPON MEASURES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF.
Individuals I ndertake to Sec That
Money Is Collected.
(J. C. I». Sorvlcc)
New York—After an all-day session
at the Hotel Pennsylvania, annouiicc
nient was made last night that the Joint
distribution committee appropriated
three and a quarter million dollars for
the immediate neeils of war and po
grunt victims abroad. Tn}s step was
taken chiefly as the result of the per
sonal report drought to the eommitttee
by its genera I director in Europe.
Lieutenant Keeker. Actually tlu? c«»m
iaittee is not at present in possession
of this required amount but the vari
«ius memlH-rs at the meeting person-,
ally undertook to see the money eol
lected. Those who-nttended the meet
ing included Felix M. Warburg, elutir
inau of the Joint Distribution commit-1
tee. l>r. Cyrus Adler. Cyrus L. Sul/.
I.erger, Colonel llerliert Lehnmu. Ar-J
thur Lehman. Dr. Lee K. Frankel. Dr.
Julius (Joideti. Colonel 11. A. (>ii:zl urg. j
Kahhi'Aaron Teitelliauni. Morris il'.n
gelmaii, Stanley Kero. fuuuuger of the 1
Central Itelief committee and Albert |
Lucas, secretary of the Joint Distrlbw- i
tion committee. Tito appropriateii
amount jvill Is- utilized us follows:
Kusfviu Sl.lXJO.Oiun • Poland f*i'.«).Ot»u:
Austria : Hungary Jp'JUO.iMHj :
Palestine. .slUo.o<xc Caecho-Slovakin. ,
; Litjiuania. s7r>.<Wo; Uoii- !
mania. sU>r»,ooo and laitvia. '
THE TEST OF THE JEWISH SOCIAL CENTER.
The tost of tin* Jewish social center•
consists in (In* way its clientele look
on Jewish mailers in general. Are
they respectful to things Jewish? Do
they umlerstuml the content anil mean
ing of Jewish holidays? Are they
spmputhclic toward the movements
which am stirring in Jewish life? Are ,
they willing to interest themselves in,
Jewish questions? Are they reading
Jewish literature? Are they trying to
make t Item selves better men and wom
en thut they muy !«_• of greater serv
ice to their people? l»,v these tests
a Jewish social center will know
whether it is meeting with success in
it:; work. H.v this test tin* community
wldcli supports the work should judge.
It does not matter whether an in
slilutluu hums daily, or nightly with'
ouug men ami women. Numbers ear
not be the criterion. A cheap vaucle- j
ville entertainment may attract thou
sands to the place. Rut what is there
Jewish i*i such an attraction?
Tlie Jewish social center which tak«*s
for its motto "tilve them what they
want” will In- aide to point to large
attendance. Of course, if that Ik* the
ideal and aspiration of the institution
it will Is* regarded as meeting with
success. But if its ideal he to guide
the young people into what they should
want ,tlie success will he measured
not by numbers hut by the quality of
the work and by the influence it ha*
upon those who come there.
The Jewish social center has a dis
tinct place In Jewish life in America,
it is not her** to compete with any ejt |
Isting institution. It should eiieour !
age its clientele to make use of sgicli |
educational institutions and agencies j
as do a useful general work. There;
tin* young people can mingle with |
their contemporaries of other faiths. ’
There they can listen to lectures on
general topics. But to tin* Jewish *
social center they come for Jewish in !
spi ration, for the quickening ot tlicivt
Jewish emotions.
The Jewish social «voter which dots
not make every possible effort to reach
this goal is a failure*, tl is misusing
the funds entrusted to it by its coin
muiiity. Consciously or unconsciously |
Jews pay toward tin* support of Jew
ish sociul centers because -they l'«*eJ
that the Jewish youth must he given
opportunities to remain Jewish. Amer
ican Jews can not remain for very
long parasites upon European Jewish
culture. It is not enough for us to
point with pride to flu* immigrants
who came out of the .1* bid Jo of Europe
and have risen here to leadership in
this or that line of thought and en
deavor. The time has come for Amer
ican Jewry to look to its own rising
generations for Jewish leadership.
To tills end Lin* Jewish social center
must work and only in so far as it
will succeed in this will it Ik* .worth
surviving. If it fall here, the sooner
it disapiiears from Jewish life in
America the better.—Oscar Leonard
in tin* Jewish Forum.
New York has a new musical star
and this time lie happens to hr w
local product. Joseph Fuchs is .1
young mun of tin* Fast side, this city,
who recently cauie into proiniuemv by
winning a prize of a thousand dollars.
Recently Mr. Fuchs made Ids ap
pearance ill the Aeolian Hall wher**
he gave a violin concert and created
a most favorable impression.
AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS CAMPAIGN
REACHES GOAL OF $3,500,000.
Tlie tour of the "flying squadron” of
prominent Jewish laymen tliruout the
country hus brought the cumptlign
fund of the Union of American He
brew Congregations up to the desired
goal of *::.siM>.noo. it was announced
today by Manny Strauss, ehairmuu of
tlie advisory committee of the union.
Mr. Strauss has just returned from a
tour of tlie country ami lias received
reports fronA one hundred and sixty
eight cities, where local campaigns are
being conducted for tlie work of tin;
Union, and upon ids return to s*ew
York City reported that pledges have*
l*eeii made in these clti«*s. totalling a
sum that readied tlie cruupuign goal.
He also stated, however, that each city
has been asked to increase its pledge
by ten percent to insure against any
loss that may ensue from inability ta
pay the amount subscribed by them.
Tlie fund will cover a ten year pro
gram of the Union of Auierieun He
brew’ Congregations and the Hebrew
Union College, and will be used at tlie
lute of *350,000 annually, for the up
building of Judaism among tin* Jews
of the United States.
In nmiouueing the successful com
pletion of the campaign, Mr. Strauss
also said: "The campaign of the Un
ion of Aincrleun Hebrew Congrega
tions hus bleu more tliun a successful
inisiug of needed funds, it hus been
-i revival of Jewish interest in Juda
ism. Thrqout tin* country I have
lound that interest iij tlie synugog.
particularly on tlie part of tin* young
people, has been greatly stimulated,
and the synugog, which during tlie last
generation lias ln*t*n forced into a more
er less secondary place in Jewish life
in America, promises to become again
the key-stone of tlie Jewish com
munity.
CARUSO AS THE INTERPRETER
OF THE DOWNTRODDEN JEW.
13. C. I*. Rorv»«.e)
Now York —Writing in tin* "New
York Evening Mail” of Mr. Enrich <J.
Caruso's recent performances in the
Metropolitan Opera House, Richard
Aldrich. a noted musical critic, liusthc
tallowing to say of his interpretation
of Klcazur in 'lai Juivc.”
"He showed in *lai .luive.’ alllio Ids
voice was not in ils t»cst condition,
perhaps the finest manifestations of
his art in certain ways thut can he
itculleU i;i recent yeais. His Eleascur
it gut* of the creations of liis inuturily,
of his middle age. if a popular opera
tic tenor can ever be middle-aged, in
his singing it sbo\vs the Curuso whose
voice lias been so very considerably
cluiugcd from that lyric tenor which
he first disclosed on the Metropolitan
stage now seventeen years ago: the
deeper burnished gold of a dramatic
voice heavier always in quality but
still profoundly beautiful when Mr.
Caruso chooses to put forth its beauty
in the purity of style that is the cause
and inseparable concomitant of vocal
beauty.
"Hi- chooses to do it frequently in
*La Juive.’ A notable passage in
which he gives of his best is in that
beautiful scene beautiful beyond
question to the eye of the spectator
i:i the second uct where the Jewish
believers are celebrating the Passover,
in Eleaatar’s house: where Klcutsur
culls dowu the curse of .God upon any
who violate the sacred mysteries of
tin* solemn office uiul distributes to
his companions the unleavened bread.
Mr. Caruso's singing here, in the med
ium power that reveals the fullest
beauty of Ills voice, tin* sustained
tones, the expressive color, the long
phrases, is of his best.
"And another capital point is in Ihe
fourth net of the same opera, where*
Elcazar, condemned to death, con
fronts tin* Cardinal in liis antecham
ber. spurns his offer of safety on con
dition of adjuring his faith and re
veals his oppressor tin* fact that :i
Jew had saved his daughter years be
fore ill the sack and pibige of Itoiuc.
ref using at tin* same linn* to say who
it was. The language is turgid and
melodramatic, set to music of familiar
sort, and tin* scope is violent in its
operatic improbability, hut in its wav
the situation has a tousc theatrical
effectiveness. 4
"Here Mr. Caruso is u tragic* actor
and discloses resources of tragic pow
er lliut he has m*ver before* disclosed
in the same potency. It is a scene
that lie lias evidently studied serious
ly; and Ids composition of it in posi*.
gesture, facial expression—there is a
terrifying gleam in the changing ex
pression of his eyes us he rolls his
vengeance like a sweet morsel under
his tongue—is matched by the poign
ant intensity of his declamation in the
baleful color that lie imparts to the
musical phrase. It is operatic* acting
t.f a high order, and o:ny suggests a
desire* that it might Ik* expeiid«*d upon
something realty more valuable, inor *
worthy of it.”

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