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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
ftCTOB NBUUATTB. Publisher. || HATTIB S. FUIBDIINTIIA L, IMUor. Olfive—l32B Lawrence St. Phone Mats IflWI ■utered ct the Denver PdNtofflce for transmission thru the uis Us ns second-ctaf a turner. Rates: —Two aoUara per year, payable If. advaur*. Five <*»-nra p«- ropy. Advertising rate* on application. I The editor is 4101 responsible for views expressed by contributor*. —Anonymous man user I uis will receive no cuusidoiatiim. > EDITORIALS JEWISH CALENiJAIC. , 5(182-1021 Now Year’s Eve Sun.. Oct. *2 TLsliri 1 Notv Year Ist day Mon.. Oct. 5 Tishri 2 N.• >v \car 2nd day Tues., Oct. 4 Tishri 10 Yoin Nippur Wed., Oct. 12 Tishri 15 Suecoth 1 First I >«y > - MOll., Oct. 17 Tishri 10 Suecoth (Second I>ny) Tues., Oct. IS Tishri 22 Suecoth ( Last Day)— Shimiiy Atzeroth Mon., Oct. 2 ? Tishri 23 Simchath Torah ....Tues., Oct. 2.i (’heshtan 1 Rosh-Chodeseh - Med.. Nov. 2 K islet 1 ltosli-C bodes eh Fri.. Dec. 2 Kislev 25 Chanukah (Feast of Dedication) Mon., Dec. 20 5082-11)22 Tohot 1 Kosh-riuMlesch Sun., .Tan. 1 Tehei 10 Fast of Tebefh Tues., Jan. 10 Sh'Yai 1 Kosh-Chodcseh.. Mon., Jan. 30 Adar 1 Hosli-Chodeseli W«l., Mar. 1 Adur- 14 l’nrini (Fenst of Esther) Tues., Mar. 14 \issa 1 1 K«wh-<*hodesch Thurs.. Mar. 30 Nissan 15 Passover (Pesaeh • Thurs.. Apr. 13 Niss.ii It; Passover (Second Day) Fri.. Apr. 14 Nissan 22 I’assover (Seventh Day) Wed., Apr. 10 Nissan 23 Passover 4 Eighth Day) Thurs., Apri. 20 lyar 1 Kovh-< 'lioth*sch - Sat.. Apr. 20 lyar IS Lag li'Omcr - Tues., May 1(5 Sivan l llosli-Cliodesch Sun , May 28 Siva a 1 SJiabnoth - Fri.. June 2 Tam muz 1 Kosh-Chodcsch Tues., June 27 Alt 1 nosh (’iiurtescli Wed., July 2*• M. 0 Feast of Alt Thurs., Aug. 3 mini 1 Kosh-Chodesch Ellul Eri., Aug. 25 j 5683-1922 New Year’s Eve Eri.. Sept. 22 Tishri 1 Netv Year (First Duy) Sat., Sept. 23, AMERICAN SPEECH No individual of culture will fail to detect easily the failure of most Americans to talk either grammatically or euphonically. We are still too young culturally to have attained generally to the refinement of usage in many directions of educational develop-, ment. \V'e have been so busily preoccupied making money that we have not taken adequate thought to make ourselves. A strik- [ ing instance of this is the infrequency of good grammar among us and the greater frequency of poor vocalization. Few people actu ally know how to use their voice, that marvelous instrument of expression that is potent for the entire range of the gamut of emotion between grief and gladness. People talk too loud, too low. to indistinctly, too raspingly, or too brokenly if they be of foreign birth and training. Grammatical usage should be a goal and achievement of our schools. Perhaps they would accomplish more in this direction if they essayed less in other directions, ifj they concentrated more and dissipated less. The other shortcom ings of vocal expression can however now be rectified outside the school a sthey some day ought and will be inside of it. There is a National Association For American Speech, with headquarters in New York, founded and presided over by Miss Dagmar Per kins of New York. It is nationwide in scope and effort and is ; backed by Americans of national note. Its goal attractive cultivated American use of English. Its success which is certain progressively will give Americans a use of their tongue that will be more- natural proper and beautiful. To the foreigner especially who would drop his foreign accent and thus not call undue atten tion to an unimportant or sometimes even offensive incident in his makeup I would commend heartily the instruction offered by .Miss Perkins in the name of the Association. Personally and | pedagogically she is an individual of rare culture and charm. 1 f people generally talked more correctly not only would it be' pleasanter for others but also more pleasant and profitable for themselves. They would have less sore throat. —The Supplement. LITERARY BAITING. It is no novelty for the Jew to be misrepresented in litera ture. Classic examples abound in the older literature. What we have in mind now is the persistency with which the literature of today drags the name of the Jew into the mire. That the books in question are ephemeral makes no difference. The greater part of contemporaneous writing is not destined to live. The work of fiction is read to while away the time, for momentary entertain ment. Of unequal merit, these productions are read by the thousands. They circulate among the people. What is so sadden ing is that they afford a symptom of present-day conditions. It is popular to express ill-will towards the -Jew, to besmirch his character. Just because this kind of Jew-baiting comes in the guise of literature, it is insidiously dangerous. Sometimes a Jew or Jewess figures as a major or minor character. Sometimes the Jew figures by no means as the villain. He is the hero, and as such rather sympathetic. Nevertheless, he is dressed up in the trappings with which the imagination of the open enemy invests the Jew. As when the hero sympathizes with Bolshevism because "it is a Jewish movement.” This lie is calmly, almost imper ceptibly, quite casually, introduced. But just because of tViis method of casualness, the calumny sinks into the minds of thou sands of unsophisticated readers. That. Judaism is caricatured goes without saying. Quite frequently the attack on the Jew is a side-remark, which is in no wise connected with the plot, and whi-h is inserted with plain malicious intent to cater to the pre vailing mood. We are thus afforded a glimpse into the current temper. The popular writer takes his cue from the psychology of the times. He knows that he is pleasing the majority of his read ers. Queer as it may be, the Jews read these works. The sneer leaves a bitter taste with the reader who knows what is what. But in the minds of fhe vast majority of Jewish readers it creates a presumption that the. Jew is in the wrong. Therein lic-s the supreme danger. The virus eats into the soul of the Jew him self. Of course, it is always the other Jew who is meant. A rift is created between Jew and Jew. It is high time that wc teach the Jew to despise his detractor. So soon as the popular writer and the publisher find out that the Jew resents attacks dished up in the o'i m of fiction, that such boohs will be left unread and tui bought by self-respecting Jews, the uncalled-for : spersions will be removed. The Catholics are wise to produce their own works of liction for the consumption of their own people. They are right about it. There is so much filth in the literary market that is cor rupting. debasing. But mankind will read. Supply them then with the wholesome. The antidote to vulgarit> is purity. The antidote to Jew-baiting must be the work of fir ion produced bv Jews for Jews. The Jew must learn to know h mself as he is in reality, not as a caricature. There are agencies for creating litera ture by Jews for Jews. But they are supported in a beggarly man ner. Yet at no time was Hiere greater need for furthering a Jew ish literary output than it is today. We need the heavy works, of course. But the great masses of readers want the lighter pro ducts. They will not read catechism or commentary. They crave entertaining literature. Especially must we guard our youth. Not only is the average story which they devour low in tone. But if in tender age they are permitted to imbibe a false estimate of their own people, we shall have that species, now not yet significant in numbers, vastly multiplied, namely, the Jewish Anti-Semite. To be on guard against this calamity, we must bestir ourselves be times. Let this serve as a warning to publishers of general fiction to take cognizance of the effect an unnecessary slur will have on the minds of Jewish readers. And furthermore let the Jewish people support magnanimously and richly those agencies which serve us with the kind of literature we need to upbuild our self respect. Then literary baiting of the Jew will either cease entirely or at least be rendered innocuous through protective measures of our own.—B’nai B'rith News. Congregational TEMPLE KM.%NIEL Services will be lick! Fridu.v eve [ ning. at Tempi*' Emanuel at Ititli ami ! Pearl streets ait 7:4.7. In*. William S. i Friedman will speak on "The Import ance of the Washington Conference." I Serviees begin at 7:4.7 o'clock. All are weleoine. After the regular service's at the Temph* on Friday evening. I)r. Wil liam S. Friedman will participate in the Armistice celebration at Trinity Methodist church. on Saturday morning services are held at lU:.‘to o'clock. I»r. Friedman will speak on "The Religion of Abra ham.” Sisterhood Meeting. The Sisterhood will meet Monday afternoon. November 14th. ai '2 :£U o’elo<-k. Mr. (Jeorge William Kggers. 1 director of the Art Institute of Den ver will s'teuk oil "Art. as an Inspira tion to tin* Community.” On Wednesday evening. November IlOth. tla* S-is ter hood of Temple Kinan • ! will give a social at Progress club. BUH HA MEDROSH HAGODAL Friday night '' ill lie Armistice Night u| the B. M. 11. Synugog. Speeiul music Is planned for the wruslon by Cantor 15. Finer. Rabbi C. 11. Kauvnr. will speak on. ••Victory, ail Armistice Thought.*’ An Armistice I'rogrntu was cur ried out Thursday afternoon by the ilwo organizations of Ilie I leaver Hebrew School The .Ittliior Mizraelii and the Young Folks Iteines Mlz lachi society. On Sunday Nov. l.'itli flu* Religious School closing exercises will give the Armistice touch to its l-rogvn in. Saturday morning Rabbi Kauvar will speak on, “The (’ovenant of Peace.*’ Services arc held daily at the Bessie I Rude Community Center at ti:lo in tie morning. Religious School. Sunday Nov. Kith the Registration books of the religious school will close, and after this date no more pupils will be admitted this term. The Post Kraduale club meets every Sunday morning at Hi at tlu* Bessie i. Rude Community Center under the leadership of .Mr.-. I. Rude and l>r. Kli Miller. Honorable and Mrs. A. I*. Fribourg tin their way to tin* const Honorable and Mrs. A. K. Fribourg visited a few days in llcnvcr ami were welcomed by llieir friends. Last Sunday Mr. Fri bourg addressed the Synilgog Relig ious School Teachers* Association ami the Post Crnduatc club and siiokc feelingly of bis and Mrs. Fribourg's keen interest in all the Syuagog ac tivities. Mr. Fribourg was for eighteen years the chairman of the Sellout hoard. Tin* Syuagog Buileliii A new feature of fire S.vnagog S«rv i«v on Frida.' niglit is a bulletin given le each worshipper. The Bulletin con tains all Syuagog announcements for flu* Week, a Social Chat and a Sermon Thought. B. M. 11. QiiHrfrh This Friday night the Syuagog ipiar. tet consisting of Messrs. .1. .InlTe. 11. Fishman. A. Ros«* and 1.. Feingold, sweet singers in Israel, will lead in congregational singing and "ill sing solos under the direerion of Cantor B. I liner. OHEB ZADEK CONGREGATION. I>uily services are Itold every moris m:r at <J : ir*. Friday evening services begin ai * 21 ii« l Salur'ay morning at !>. o'clock Cantor IFried ami choir will rdHriatc. Ilflirrw Seltool 'Flu* 11. l.ivw School is in s« • shm (Mt.v altcruonn from ! to <>:”!> chi' (U-cii from 7 to It years old are ad milf«d. THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS Ketit'ioii'* Sclwel. About 100 children have enrolled in • i lie Religious school which is in ses sion Sumlay morning from in fo i .•» good stuff of teachers wirli Itev. W. I’. Mayer as principal are in struct in;; the ehihlreu. Idonations Collected For War sufferers ami Beth Israel hospitul donated at <»heh Zrdck Syitn- Z»!i on Youi Kinpur. A S. Weltiuan S'. Weinberger sl* Mrs. 11. Lifshitz •Sin. A. tjrossman so, Milton <irons- j man. SI: Sidney Cross man. si: Mrs. W. I*. Mayer. $L’: X. Cushman. .<.l: M. Ilvzoff, .<•"»: Mrs. Cratuer, S-: Mrs. .f. j Frie:!enreieh. S": ,1. Kenter. So: Mrs. j Gnw. £!: Mrs K Hollander. *:t: .1. Worner. So: Mr Welnsaft. SI : It. j Ilerskovitz. So: M. Werde.dlciin. So:! Milton Werdesln ini. SI: M. Hurt, S:t: Mrs. ('. Class. S‘J: M. I.ut/.. -So: Aaron laitz. S-: I>. Churzak. sr*: It. Fine. So; Annahelle Fine. SI: A. Mnrvnuy. So: W. Cohlsteim So; A. Farber, So; .1. Itcrkovitz, So. We respectfully request all friends who have pledged towards this fund and have not seiu in their donation t» kindly do so at an early date so we j uiay clow this collection and turn the money over to »h • proper plu<*c.-\ send ! ail cheeks to A. Crossmnn. trat HJth street. WHITHER ARE WE TENDING. With Prof. (iotthcil toll hr its that ; ludaism is «1 vliif» in Krmicc and tliai interim!triage and conversions are common and Dr. Mauri tv Fish I erg the* j well-known anthropologist of Now ofk tolling us that wo hit losing our racial identity and rapidly In-coming assimilated one wonders where we as Jews are aimed for. l)r. Fishberg said that Orthodox Judaism with its strict dietary laws and other separa tist ic features was responsible for tin* former purity of the Jewfcdi people. Now, he says, tlmt Orthodoxy is on tlie decline, the lurrlcr sepnrating the , races become* and intermar riage appears as an ordinary pheno- I uieuon. with tin* reside that di.-tlne tive raeial characteristics are olditer-! ntctl. I)r. tiottlieil explains the a-- | similatiou tendencies of the French’ Jews by reason of the war Which lias developed super-nut ioualiMii. He 11»i > as it may. the fact remains tlmt there is tin ever increasing as-imihitive pro cess going on,, and if Ortimdoxy he the j only harrier that will prevent this, then we have a slender hope. As Dr. 1 Kisliberg stales and with great reason. | 100. Orthodoxy lias created certain sep aratist tendencies tlmt in a large measure discouraged assimilation, lint with the weakening of Orthodox * ties then according to this authority i then* is a clear road for Indifferent-! ism that lends to a discarding entirely! of Judaism or of all interests Jew ish. To our mind this is a serious situa tion and one fraught with grave con- j sequence-. It may ho that both Dr. Oqftheil and Dr. Fishberg have over estimated the number of Jews who have turned their hacks on their l»*o- ; pie. and have decided that they in* longer i are to make tin* saetiliee Unit Judaism demands of them. At any rate when we have one of tin- ablest Jewish leaders, as Dr. (lotthcil surely i-. stating wit hour quulllh-ution that Judaism is dying In France i« i* enough to make u- pause ami relleet. Tile Jew ish Criterion. Mr. Israel /aiugw ill has left Ft:g land for Switzerland for six months Ills ncwly-druiiuitizid ver-don of ’The King of the Sehnorrersl will be pro duced at tin* opening of the Jewish Theatre in l.ondoti. Dr. (ia -;or. the Sefardic Hahnm lias returned to Jxindon after an ali enee of several mouths, hiring which lie vi.-iled Itouinauia. ".’here peace is. there. a 1 ; *. is Imp-. 1 • in*- Talmud. Books and Book News A NEW BOOK BY DR. H. BER KOWITZ ! Tho announcement that another hook l»y Dr. 11. Berkowitz of Pliila elclphia has appeared will carry ft Ms friends thrnont the country tin* welcome assurance that his retirement from the post of active Unhid has brought him restored health. la* si • ? nno. the Hebrew I'nioit College Press, Cincinnati. published his "lutinm-.o (illmpses of a Kabhi’s Career,” which lias lx*en so well received both here ami abroad, and lias 1 eon hailed as ranking with tin* kimlred messages of Philips Brooks and Henry Ward Beecher. “Sabbat Ii Sentiment," bis other book, is a delightful little family treasure and has proven most helpful since Ist is in fostering the finest do mestic ties in Jewish homes. On tho occasion of iiis retirement from the pulpit of Itodcph Shalom Congregn ’ l'hilndt iphia. after 21> years of serv i<v. I)r. Bcrkowitz re-issued tills little IKJok whieli lias Men out of print. He sent a copy as a New Year’s gift to every family in bis Congregation .is a token with the request that it Ik* used to foster those ideals his min* j is try bad aimed to emphasize, i This new edition contains an inter esting and informing Introduction on the poetic charm and priceless peda gogic value of Jewish ceremonial prae | flees as adapted (<» present day uses, j There is «ls<r a Mlseellati.v of fascin ating Headings beautifully illustrated . and an original excursus on tin* an • cient "Hnliduluh" or "Farewell to the Sabbath The Jewish Chautauqua Society. l.*air» Stephen Mranl Bldg.. Philadel phia. rceeivetl from its Chancellor the j gift of this new edition to he sold at title dollar per copy for the benefit of its I'niversity IxK-ture Courses on Jewish topics. I "The Proposed Hebrew I’niver dt.v j of Jerusalem" Is i'ii article discussed J :u 1« ngtli by Dr. A. Levinson of Chi cago, in the November issue «>f The 1 Jewish Forum to Heckman street. New York Cityt. Dr. .Incoii S. Kaisin an. thor of “The Haskalnh Movement In Uttssia." contributes an article on j , “The Literature of the Haskahth." Ph incus Israeli of Woonsocket. It. L. Is'gins a symposium on “l’ulpit ami People" with an article entitled "The Kahld and the Jewish Youth. The j Incompatibility of Socialism ami .In- \ ! daism" is treat's! bj M. W. Norwalk. ' 1 ICev. Dr. Moses llyiiinsoii. and Kalilii i ! Abba I. Kriin, M. A., among others. | also have tlieir eoiitrilitttious. Among •Ho* belles letters is h jHiein , l y Bialik entitled "Miehtav Kntau M ; Katnvali." translated by L. M. ller ; hert. M. A.: one by Alter Aliclkoji en- [ I litled "The Press," and the continua ; lion of ids epic poem "The New J Ih n veil”: also a poem by Bcufah I Hose, entitled “Won’t You Lend u Helping Hand.” Mendel <;. tllenu coii tilbutes ii story entitled "His Last Sermon:" and Jiiliuu M. Drachinan a dramatization of “Joimthnn’s Knit!.’’ Kdlforinl* treat of "The Disarnm nient Conference in Washington;" "Poland Changes a IVasanr for a Col lege President; The New Minister . of t’zecbo Slovakia": "The laite Prof, j Cottliard Dent.sell"Kounmnia Kn | courages (be Study of Hebrew,’’ Liter ary Anarchists, and other subjects. I The Oct alter isuic of the Menorah I Journal contains articles l»y KaMd 11. Knclow on "Tile Jewish Interest in Dante. l)r. Morris .lastraw, Jr., on "The Song of Song-:" James 11. 1 ha-le er writes on "Kchuilding the Shatter ed Jewry of Fastorn Hurope." Jean j Starr Fiitormyer. contributes n lengthy i poem "Kve Before flic Tree.’’ Boris | (Jlossmnn has a short -to y. '-It Is Manriv Time," Hie second of a trilogy "Tarnished Cold." Ifora<v M KallcU’s article “Facing tin- Facts of Palestine | is eoiicltided; 11. l»e:i-S]ialiav’s Ad versary's Note Book eoilßltldes 12 «*« * i list of a very interesting mimher «»f i tliis magazine. The second sou of Hie King -»f Sweden and the Kuglish Duke Sunder. , tnaiilitnd have arrived in Palestine and I have paid their re-peels to the High i ’oiiitnissioner. Arthur Lehman, the distinguished philanthropist, has been appointed a inciiii :*r of a committee to control-.or-* ganizations in New York planning 1,1 solicit funds to aid tho unemployed. Bigotry is a form of cownr.'ico ' which prompts me t to strive to kill everything they fear or misumlcr- I stand. The Jewish, National Fatal Bureau of Loudon announces that in the past nine months, it collected for IMlcstiniaii purposes. Ca (skill IN. Y. i Jews ltuve acquir ed a plot of ground oil Main street lor a symigog. Funds are bring col lected and a woman's auxiliary was formed last week to aid in the un dertaking. 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