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SU’vat 1 Itosh-Cliodesh Monday Jan. 10
Adar Itosh-Cliodesh .Tues.-Wed .. Feb. 8-9
2nd Adar li«»sh-Chodcsh Thurs.-Fri Mar. 10-11
2nd Adar 13 Fast of Esther Wednesday Mur. 23
2nd Adar 14-15 Pnrim Thurs.-Fri. Mar. 24-25
Nissau 1 Itosh-Cliodesh Saturday .April 9
Nissan 15 First Day of I'ussovcr Saturday .April 23
Iyar 1 Itosh-Cliodesh Sun.-Mou May 8-9
lyar 18 Lag B'Omer Thursday May 20
Sivan 1 Itosh-Chodesh Tuesday June 7
Sivan 6 First Day of Sliebuoth .. .Sunday June 12
Tammuz 1 Itosh-Chodesh Wed.-Tliurs July 0-7
Tummuz 17 Fast of Turnmuz Saturday July 23
Ab 1 liosh-Chodcsh Friday Aug. 5
Al> 9 Fast of Ab Saturday Aug. 13
Ellul 1 Itosh-Chodesh Sat.-Suu. .. Sept. 3-4
Tishrl 1 First Duy of New Year -Sunday Oct. 2
Last week the local papers printed a story that six or eight
high-school boys and girls were suspended for “very serious ju
venile delinquency” and hinted at most gross and grave misde
meanors on the part of many more.
Judge I.indsey, in handling the case, placed the blame for
young people’s indiscretions, not alone in this, but in almost every
case, entirely upon the parents. They are too lax and indifferent
regarding the children. He censured those parents whose children
are of high-school age and who permit them to go about unchaper
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Most parents, in reading the story of this sad and sordid orgy
of a group of youngsters, will shrug their shoiflders at the de
pravity of other people’s children and flatter themselves that such
trouble could not come to them, for they and their children are
different. Are they ? Is it not only great good fortune by which
their children have escaped?
A foreign visitor to our shores once remarked that the Amer
ican mother is the best mother in the world to her infant child,
but a very poor one to the older children.
The infant, in most cases, is cared for systematically, watch
ed and guarded, is taught, by regular hours and limited diet, re
straint and discipline. But when babyhood is past, the bars are
let down and the American youngster riots in his freedom. The
fond parent not wishing to deny him a momentary pleasure, or dis
liking the task of enforcing discipline, permits almost any indis
cretions. We have heard mothers say they would rather permit
their children to indulge in pleasures which would, make them ill
than deny them the naomentttry _ , ,
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It would probably surprise many who have not given time to
sociological statistics to see how great a factor in the first down
ward tendency the moving picture has been. Yet many parents
who regard themselves as careful and conscientious, will permit
their little ones, girls as well as boys, to go to these places, alone
or tw oor three together. Is it possible these parents cannot ap
preciate the great dangers to which they expose the children? Or
do they wilfully overlook it, because it affords them an easy way
of disposing of them and leaves a free afternoon for the mother
for a social engagement?
It,:os one not hear of the special virtue of certain mothers be
cause thev do not accept engagements for Saturday afternoons but
devote that day to their children ? It is the children’s day to spend
in such a manner as will give them the greatest pleasure or bene
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Many of the high-school boys and girls must, unfortunately,
pass thru the business section of the city on their way to and from
school. They can be teen loitering on the streets visiting the soda
fountains and confectioners, dropping into movies, or, what not.
Doing anv thing, but not going home, where duties should await
them. They mav do nothing which is really wrong, but are ac
quiring the present-ri.ay habit of being anywhere and everywhere
but atliome Thev are losing out of their young lives the value of
. the home in its relation to themselves and acquiring habits of m
dolence -
The night life—do not smile, this is said in all seriousness—
the night life of children from fourteen to twenty is an important
factor in their development at the present time. Parties which
last till the wee small hours, club or frat meetings where cards are
a regular feature, the inevitable and dangerous automobile, mid
night suppers at cafes, are these not part of the ordinary life of the
young girl and boy of fourteen and over? Are these not the pleas
ures in which most of the young people are indulging? Who
watcher, their coming and going? How many of their dances are
properly chaperoned, to say nothing of the driving about after
ward until ail are in their homes? Think of the dangers at
tendant upon a young girl coming alone into an empty house, which
often happens, with her boy companion, while the parents are
out on pleasure-bent themselves
When an unusually serious prank has been perpetrated many
parents shake their heads seriously over the offense, but they
have not the courage to restrain their child from continuing in
its silly path of reckless indulgence. Who can tell when it will
lead to something worse?
Young people must and should have the association of other
young people. It is necessary for their proper development, but
the play of these older children should be guided as is that of
younger ones. When that is done rowdyism will be curbed and
also the tendency toward waywardness. They might even be led
to enjoy other pleasures besides those of utter frivolity and in
anity tending to worse things.
Is it not time for parents to cooperate with educators and
law-makers whose desire is only to save the children from irrepar
able harm? It will undoubtedly mean some sacrifice on their
part, but it will save them endless anxiety, and future sorrow.
The Denver Sheltering Home and Denver Lodge, I. O. B. 8.,
have lodged protests with the Senate Judiciary committee pro
testing against the passage of House Bill 98, introduced by Minnie
C. T. Love.
The bill, which has already passed the House, would forbid
County, District and Juvenile judges from sentencing or commit
ting any person to a sectarian institution for crime or lor a home,
[except for thirty days for shelter while awaiting trial.
The protests against the passage of this bill maintain that it
is unjust, unfair and un-American.
Under the law as it now stands the Juvenile Judge has the
power to commit a Jewish child who is a dependent, neglected or
delinquent, to the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish children.
In the past a number of Jewish children have been committed
to the Sheltering Home by the Juvenile court and the children
have naturally received the proper care and treatment of a Jew
ish Home.
If this bill should pass such children could not be sent to the
Sheltering Home but would'have to be sent to an institution where
they could not be raised to believe in the principles of their faith.
They would grow up to be strangers to .neir own faith and their
own people.
It is to be hoped that this bill will ot pass the senate, and that
this earnest and well directed effort ' ill kill this unjust bill attack
ing the fundamental rights of thor whose lives it will affect. Jt
can only work an added injury to .any children who have already
been cruelly dealt with.
Today the beautiful story of Esther and Mordecai is read
again. It is once more the Feast of Purim, the anniversary of that
;fateful time when it had been decreed that the Jews of Persia
I were to perish. Thru the wisdom of a brave man and the loyalty
land devotion of a beautiful, courageous woman, that catastrophe
jwas averted. Since those far-off days the Jews have endured
the most agonizing suffering in various countries, but never has
| there been a greater need than the present for wisdom and valor
to save them from suffering than at present.
Everywhere, in every land the Jew suffers. In one place, it
is said, it is because he has not changed his ancient faith, with
habits and customs differing from those of his environment. This
is held against him and makes him a target for the discontented
to vent their displeasure.
In other places, they claim he has lost his religion, has grown
material, and should not be permitted to hide himself behind the
customs of the country. Out with the Jew.' The decree seems to
have gone forth again that he should perish.
But he will not. A Mordecai and an Esther will somehow again
be able to change this decree. The Jew will not perish thru per
secution, as our oppressor; should have learnt before. Repres
sion from without may kill thousands, ravish, destroy and maim
other thousands, but Judaism still remains, and will grow in
strength again.
An Esther and Mordecai are also needed now to save Judaism
for the Jew, who is loosening his grasp on his most sacred and
precious possession.
ruriin Ciisoms.
Whence come the expressions. tlu*
customs ami the words associated with
each fust ami feast day? They vary
in the different countries hi which the
.lews have lived.
The Feast of Purliu. which is cele
brated today, has tujftiy such words
'&«] customs which cluster about its
According to tin* injunction in the
book of Esther. “do the Jews niuke
the fourteenth day of the month of
Adnr as one of Joy and entertain
ment. and a feast day and of sending
portions one to auother,” which is fol
lowcd today.
From the Hebrew words “Sliolach"
(to send) and ‘luonoh* (a portoiu, or
gift), is formed the word “Slibtcb
laono!*,'’ which is still sent from friend
to friend.
llnumn. Ismel's arch enemy, i ;
commemorated by various customs and
eatables. There is the "Homon-tush.”
a turnover stuffed with “Mohn” (pap
l»y seed). Krcphtch is another l*urim
delicacy, a small meat patty, usuallv
boiled iu soup. They are eaten on the
eve of the Day of Atonement. On
Shevuoth it takes the form of a cheese
patty and is called *‘kaes kreplach."
The Mcgilhih Is from the Hebrew
"galul” (to roll i. referring to the
scroll of parchment on which the llool;
of Kstlier is written.
“Purlin Spiel” refers to a dramatic
performance or game Illustrating the
incidents of tin* story of Purim. It
is usually jierformed hy an amateur
troop of actors going from house 4 <•
house and who are rewarded with a
money payment.
11l tin* past few weeks during whirli
i mini grants arriving at the port of Now
York have lieen re-examined hy the
New York City Health officials, the
Hebrew Sheltering ami Immigrant Aid
society of America quickly organized
:» Women’s Corps under tin* direction
of its Bureau of Social service for
service at the steamship piers where
immigrants are landed, and at the
railroad stations where the trains car
rying Immigrants from Boston. Phil
adelphia and oilier ports arrive. Tin
majority of the new arrivals were
women and children, and it was ab
solutely essential that they bo given
every assistance and he befriended so
that the repeated re-examination*
should not weigh upon them too heav.
ily. The staff of women workers went
on the steamers where immigrants
were being detained and distributed
underwear and other clothing, news
papers. writing paper and stumps,
traits, cigarettes, candy, and generally
cheering up the immigrants.
Women and children, who were des
tined to New York and whose rela
tives did not call for them at the
piers and the railroad stations were
jgniekly transported in busses to the
Home of the Society. iKust Broad,
nay. Those who went out of tow.i
Masking, very gipiilnr to the Hal
lowe'en customs of the day here, is
also indulged in.
These customs many coming from
hoary antiquity still prevail where any
large numbers of Jewish people live
and with inuny variations of their ob
servance may lie ••found here.
Jewish Culture League.
The Jewish Culutre laaignc. which is
holding its meetings in the Cheltenham
school, is doing an excellent service
for that section of the city. Large
numbers of people gather at each
meeting to listen to lectures on Jew
ish history, Jewish literature and
Jewish current events. They gain a
perspective which is new to them. Thev
see Jewish affairs beyond what their
dgily life shows or tlieir ucwvpupcr
and magazine may present. It gives
personal contact with students of these
subjects, which is itself worth whi|c.
The leaders of the League, who arc
devoting their time to give regular
lectures and uddresscs before this or
ganization are entitled to great com
mendation. They do it for love of
their subjects, for love of Judaism
and of humanity. Their services will
yield excellent results in the en
thusiasm they engender for Judaism,
and tiie information they impart con
cerning so important a subject among
their uuditors.
The Japanese, it is said, have no
word to represent the first person
singular. Think wliut conversation to
some people wopld lx* if “I” wore dim.
inated from their vocabulary, and tin y
would be confronted with the I earn
work implied by "wo’*?
were given assistance in getting their
j baggage together and boarding I lie
proper trains. The Women's, Corps
. was on duty for days, twelve hours at
; a stretch. As soon as Immigrants on
one steamer had been attended to tlu*
stuff went to a second pier and so on
to all the piers. Then, when all the
steamships hud been disposed of. the
corps repaired to the Grand Central
and Pennsylvania Railroad Stations
to be on duty there.
The importance of this Women's
Service may be gauged by tl»e fact tlmt
the women and children who arrive
i are immediately made to feel at home.
| The staff of women workers go among
I them, speuk to them, and encourage
| ihem. One of the workers will stand
i at the gate calling out file names of
I relatives us soon as they appear unj
| bring them to their' dear ones. An
other will look after their baggage,
getting it together, while a third will
comfort the children.
The Women’s Corps is but a part of
the service the society is rendering t.»
| Jewish immigrants. During the last
! three weeks the staff ot the Depart
, meat of Transportation and Pistribu
! tion lias been at the Grand Central
Station practically every night meet
ing immigrants from Iloston. It lias
a seven-day week of (wenty-lour
; hours eaeii day work.
Repentance' and gobd deeds will
. ward off punishment.—Talmud. ,
Services will be licld\ at Temple
Kuinuuel, lflth apd Pearl street at
7: 15. Dr. Win, S. Friedman will speak
on “The Story of Eternal Life.”
Services will bo held Saturday morn
ing ut 10 Subject of sermou,
"Kindly Consideration."
Purim Entertainment.
The children of the lteiigious school
will give a Purlin entertainment Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock.
Bible ( lass.
The Rible class will meet Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 in the vestry rooms
of the Temple. Mrs. Henry Schwartz.
Jr., will speak on the book of Isaiah.
Dr. Wm. S. Friedman will speak on
the hook of Job.
Daily {Service. Beginning with Sun
day. Murcli 27tli. daily services will
be held at 0:4o at the Bessie I. Rude
Community Center. Evening services
at O o’clock.
This Friday night Dr. C. 11. Kauvar
will speak at the late service at the
Community Center on “Jewish Types.”
Saturday morning his theme will he.
“Cleansing Fire.”
Bar Mitzvah Brotherhood.
The Bar Mitzvah Brotherhood serv
ice wijl he held at 24th and Curtis
streets, on Saturday at It u. m.
readers last week wore Messrs. Solo
mon Kumar ami Albert Risen.
Synagog Forum.
The Synagog Forum will In* held at
eight at the late service this Friday
night. 11. Chernoff will preside.
Miss Emma Fisher will give Current
Events and Mrs. Herman Platt a pa
per on “Esther.”
Religious School.
This Sunday morning every class ir.
the school will have an individual pro
gram. “Shiach Monos” hags will be
distributed. The charity collection
will he given ns a special I’urim gilt
for tiie orphan lad in Poland who is
the ward of the school.
B. M. H. Teachers’ Association.
On Tuesday March 29tli a meeting
<f the Teachers’ Association will he
held at the Bessie I. Rude Community
Friday niglit service* will begin at
eight p. ui. sharp. Cantor Friedman
:iu<l his choir will officiate. Saturday
morning services will begin at 1):00 a.
ui. This Friday evening Mrs. Hay S.
David, superintendent of the Jewish
Aid society, will address the congre
gation on the “Synagog and Commun
ity Service.” Mrs. David is favorably
known in the city both for her ora
torical ability and charitable work.
All are welcome.
The Ladles’ Auxiliary will moot
March :iOtli. All members of the La.
dies' Auxiliary take notice.
Give us a Jewish leader. Give us a
Jew hit; enough uiul able enough nml
spiritual enough to bring sonic* sem
blance of order out of the chaotic con
ditions in which American Israel finds
itself. We wonder how ninny of lis
realize just how we arc drifting? We
have no one who is strong enough to
void together even for practical work
ing purposes tin* various elements in
American Jewry, of course, it is out
of question to expect the Orthodox and
the Reform to join on some issues, hut
there are many in which there could
he a closer relationship. Look fiver
the field. Who is there? Louis Mar
slmll has tried to meet the situation
nml while In* lias done \yell he is not
the man: the lt'iiui, IVrith ns an or
guniziitiun has tried to meet the ex
igencies of the situation, hut sonic -
tiling or somebody else is needed ; Si
mon Wolf rendered wonderful service:
so did the late Jacob Seliiff: hut there
needs to Is* another Isaac M. Wise:
at least a Jew of that type, "ho pos
sesses the initiative, the executive*, tin*
organizing ability and above all the
inspirational impulse' of a deep-seated
religious feeling -Jewish feeling. «»!
course. Yes. we are drifting and up
less we find a competent captain rath
er soon. we. arc* likely to get so far
out of our course that it will require
superhuman efforts to bring us hack
it:to the proper channel again.—Jew
ish Times.
The Hoard of Director* of t 1m? Amer
ican Zion Commonwealtli, appointed
Mr. Kmamiel Mold, as its General
Manager in Palestine. He will sail for I
Palestine on the loth of March.
In London. Mr. Mold' will ho joined
l.y Mrs. Joseph Fcls, who left last
Saturday for England. From London.
Mrs. Eels and .Mr. Mold will proceed
together to Palestine, as the represen
tatives of the American Zion Common
Mr. Mold is an American-trained rn.
gitieor. and will he accompanied on
the trip* hy his wife and children. IL*
intends to settle in Palestine perma
nent w
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