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* JEWISH CALENDAR.
New Year’s Eve.. Sun., Oct. 2
Tisliri 1 Now Year Ist (lay Mon., Oct. 3
Tishnl 2 New Year 2nd day .Tues., Oct. 4
Tislui 10 Y'oin Kippnr —— Wed., Oct. 12
Tisliri 15 Huccoth (First Day) Mon., Oct. 17
Tishrl 10 Succoth (Second Day) Tues., Oct. 18
Tisliri 22 Succoth (Last Day)—Sliiminl Atzereth Mon., Oct. 24
Tishrl 23 Simchath Torali - Tues., Oct. 23
ClieshVan 1 Rosh-Chodesch ......—Wed., Nov. 2
Kislev 1 Rosh-Chodesch Frl.. Dec. 2
Kislev 25 Chanukah (Feast of Dedication) Mon., Dec. 20
Tebot 1 Rosh-Chodesch .. Sun., Jan. 1
Teliet 10 Fast of Tebetli Tues., Jan. 10
Sh’vat 1 Rosh-Chodesch— .....Mon., Jan. 30
Adar 1 Rosh-Chodesch ... Wed., Mar. 1
Adar 14 Purlin (Feast of Esther) Tues., Mar. 14
Nissan 1 Rosh-Chodesch Thurs-, Mar. 30
Nissau 15 Pnssover (Pesacli) .Thurs., Apr. 18
Nissan 10 Passover (Second Day)..— Frl., Apr. 14
Nissan 22 Passover (Seventh Day) Wed., Apr. 10
Nissan 23 Passover (Eighth Day) .Thurs., Apri. 20
Iyar 1 Rosh-Chodesch .. Sat., Apr. 29
Iyar 18 I.ag b’Omer Tues., May 10
Sivan 1 Rosh-Cluylesch Sun., May 2S
Siva ii 1 Sliabuoth -Frl., June 2
Taininuz 1 Rosh-Chodesch .. Tues., June 27
Ah 1 Rosh-Chodesch <*£ Wed., July 20
lb 9 Feast of Ab Thurs-, Aug. 3
Ellul 1 Rosh-Chodesch Ellul Frl., Aug. 25
Now Year’s Eve
Tishrl 1 New Year (First Day) .. Sat., Sept. 23
OSTRACISM AND INTER-MARRIAGE.
One of our gentle critics, Walter Hurt in a recent article,
gives as one of the reasons of prejudice against and ostracism of
the Jew, the latter’ refusal to intermarry.
•TnqueMtioiiably. two .Tows’ refusal to Intermarry is largely responsible
for their oxtimcisin. While 1 have before written on inter-raeiul marriage, I
have not treated the topic in its relation to social «lis«'rimination. I am not
now arguing the advisability of intermarriage; I merely am stating a fact in
explanation of racial exclusion. Jews an* the only <’uucas lan people that do
not wet I with other (.’aucaaiaus. wherefore are they tin* only people subject to
general ostracism hy rclatetl races. By this attitude they place themselves
hopelessly apart, whatever other lnlltieneea may tend toward inter-racial as
soeiation. Biology unconsciously Is the most important factor in sociology. In
a compound society then* is cordial Intercourse Itecnnse every member thereof
is a potent iai mate for the opposite sew No greater offense can Is* ofToml to
raee instinct than refusal of tlie right of inmringc. and the inevitable penalty
therefor is social rejection. Just ns no species will accept another speclbs in
tin proetvaflon of which it can have no part, so It is with races. No people
will mingle freely with another people with wldeh it can not mate, for tin*
matins umpulsc is tin* luisis of the gregarious instinct.
It will Im* seen, therefore, that with the Jew it Is mostly o matter of solf
os tract ism. The Jew alone can remove the ban. There never can In* social
coalescence without Intermarriage—the one indispensable condition to inti
Mr. Hurt may be correct in his position, but it is an entirely
new and modern one. He undoubtedly recalls the dire punishment
with which the church threatened those who intermarried with
Jews. It even went so far as did the Mohammedans of forcing
Jews to wear a distinctive badge somewhere on their clothes,
when they had reached their 12th year, so that the non Jew could
recognize the Jew and not even permit the thought of marriage to
occur between himself and those with whom it was forbiddeij.
There is no question that the Jew is ostracized -md when in
termarriage does occur it is resented as vehemently by the fam
ily of the non-Jew as of the Jew.
The Jewish policy would undoubtedly always have been op
posed to intermarriage, had there been any choice. The church,
however, left none on the side of the Christian, nor did or does
the feeling of the Jew today. It means today in almost all cases
that those who intermarry are lost to Judaism, and very fre
quently to all religion. This is especially true at the present time
when the general tendency is away from religious affiliation.
Ostracism is only one of the modern forms of the old ban put
by the church upon association with the Jew, who naturally seeks
to maintain and strengthen his own position as much as possible
by discountenancing intermarriage.
JEWS AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
In this issue is printed the first half of an article by,Rabbi
Stephen S. Wise entitled “Why Jews Turn to Christian Science.”
We advise each of our readers to give it care and read it with
Dr. Wise has given the subject serious thought. He says:
“Strange as it may sound to those unacquainted with the fact, the
conversion of Jews to Christian Science is perhaps more serious
than any defection of centuries. Jews have turned to the Roman
Catholic Church as a convenience or necessity in certain lands of
Europe, not to be saved by Christianity, but to be saved from
Christians.” And then he asks: “What are the causes that have
moved Jews in great and unwonted numbers to embrace this new
cult? For it must be admitted that, for the first time in many
centuries, an alien cult has niade an impression upon the Jewish
In his careful analysis of one of the perils confronting Juda
ism, I)r. Wise puts emphasis on the Jew’s desire to safeguard
health. Christian Science stresses health and the possibilities of
preserving it and he feels that this is one of the important factors
in keeping so many Jews in what they call “Science”. HoweV.gr
to us it seems that tho many may drift into this new faith thru
their physical self, the greatest number are drawn as Dr. Wise
truly and aptly says: "Jews have turned to Christian Science be
cause there is among American Jews today a very real spiritual
hunger and unrest, a hunger which orthodoxy as it is cannot sat
isfy, an unrest which liberal or reform Judaism does not avail to
compose, a hunger and unrest which are due in no small part to
an unexplicable and even justified discontent with the synagog.
orthodox and liberal alike.”
The spiritual hunger of our people, their unsatisfied craving
for religious sustenance, the void which they try to fill with the
material things of life and fail, we have always contended is one
of the prime causes of much of this falling away from the Jewish
ranks. Added to this is their stupendous ignorance of the Jewish
faith. They luiou neither its source, the Bible, its history nor any
of its literature. A few Oriental customs practised by some which
they view with disdain comprises most of their knowledge of
This is a sad commentary on the Jews who are loyal to their
faith, as well as to the rabbis and teachers guiding their spiritual
lives. They have been self centered, forgetful of those about them
who needed teaching, continuing in paths worn by time, not meet
ing the changing conditions of today. Many have been so busy
explaining the Jew to the non-Jew that little time was left to teach
the Jew about himself. There will be but few loyal Jews who after
reading this article can feel that they have been entirely guiltless.
10th at Pearl Street.
Services will be bold Friday eve
lisiip at 7:45 p. m. I)r. Win. S. Fried
man will deliver a sermon on “The
Sins of the Fathers.”
Saturday morning services will be
gin at 10:30. Subject of sermon
"Fa rewell Blessing.
Beginning Sunday morning moving
pictures will bq shown at the opening
of the Religious school. The pictures
are a description of the Bible begin
ning with the ‘’Creation” this coming
Sunday morning. Every one is in
vited to attend.
BETH HA MEDROSH HAGODOL
Kahhi C. 11. Kanvar will s|»eak this
Friday night at tin* late service on
“The United Synagog of America”
Cantor 11. I liner will officiate.
Saturday morning Kahhi C. 11. Kau
var will speak on. “Blessings."
Mishna and Bible Classes
The Social Hostess tills Saturday
afternoon w ill 1m» Mrs. M. J«evy.
Post Graduate Club
Mrs. Kay David gave a delightful
talk to the members of the eluh last
Sunday morning. In giving u resume
of the Social Service work of the
Central Jewish Aid society, Mrs.
David made a plea for community in
terest in the Jewish work.
Synagog Day at the Denham.
Tuesday night. Jan. 24th, is the
Synagog society night at the Denham.
The eaptains of the affair are: Mrs.
H. Pepper and Mrs. M. Tolarsky as
slated by leading members of the or
gan ization. Tickets are selling splen
didly. and tin* captains are confident
that all members of the Auxiliary will
give them their full support.
Presentation of New Porwhes.
Mr. anil Mrs. Froimovitz have
Is.ught for the Synagog an artistically
designed Ark Cover-I’oroches in mem
ory of their daughter. Yctta. Mr.
BarnCy Frolniovitz will present it this
Friday night at the late service in
Hie name of Ids purents.
Tin* school prize for the original es
si v on Chanukah was awarded to
, 22nd ami Marion streets.
Dally servlet's begin nt 7 o’clock
every morn! npr. Services ln-Kin Friday
evening at 8 o’clock. Services begin
Saturday morning at !> o'clock.
\ 24th find t'urtls streets.
Servlees are held at Moth Joseph
daily at 7 q’eloek in tlio morning
and at sunset. Friday evening at sun
sot and Saturday morning at !>
Food Remittances Open Road of
Escape For Starving Russians
The New Year which America u<hers
I in with rejoicing, hold nothing but the
' threat of death for those sad-taccd lit
i tie Russians, when the American Relief
i Administration workers found them
near a railroad station in Samara, wait
ing patiently to be picked tip. Their
parents, themselves starving, had dc
! serted them, knowing that they had
, more chance of being fed, if found by
| some kindly stranger. An American
did find them. Now they arc receiving
one nourishing meal a day.
One million two hupdred thousand
, children will be in the.fcn.rc of the Ad
ministration this v intdto but there are
1 millions of others like these young, tors
who may not he a> lucky as they. And
i there are other millions of adults who
without doubt face death now, if help
docs not come speedily from abroad.
So that their relatives, friends and
• well-wishers in this country may hate
.'.he chance to help theta, if they visit,'
THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
There is a Land
There Is :i lam!, of every laud the
Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world
Where brighter suns dispense sereuer
And milder moons imparadisc the
A land of beauty, virtue, valor, truth.
Tinic-tutorcd age. and love-exalted
Where shall that hind, that spot of
earth la* found?
Art thou a man? a patriot? look
Oh! thou shnlt Mud. howe'er thy foot
That land tliy country! and that spot
BRISBANE OF THE CRUCIFIXION
(J. C. B. Service.)
New York—Arthur Hrisbauc. the
leading editorial writer for tin* Hcarst
publications, devoted his Christmas
article to a dismission of the life of
Christ and his crucilixiou. Towards
tin* end'of the article which. npjiear
ed on Cliristiujis Day in the "New
York American” and otlier Ileurst pa
pers, Mr. Brisbane t said:
"Ret Christians of the Henry Ford
variety, remember these facts and
cease stirring race and religious hat
red. ■ *
"Jesus was crucified, not by Jews,
hut by order of the Roman governor
Dilate, aud put t«» death in the Ro
man way. Crucifixion was unknown
among the Jews and to Jewish law,
as it is to us, aud to our law.
‘‘Jerusalem was under Roman rule
when Jesus died, and ruled by a Ro
man governor. One accusation against
Jesus was that lie had proclaimed him
self ‘King of the Jews.’ and that "as
rebellion against Rome, l'ilate gave
to the crowd their choice as to which
of two prisoners should Im* set free, as
wok the Roman custom on feast days
in conquered lands, and I la* crowd
cried. ‘Release unto us liarahbns.*
i lb* was an agitator, popular with the
mob.) The Jews did not crucify Christ,
but of two prisoners of the Roman
government, the street mob choose
llarahhas to he freed.
"Rememlier also that in the picture
recalled to your mind toduy the happy
young mother, holding the beautiful
child in her arms, is a Jewish girl,
chosen by Rod to be the mother of
Ids only Son.”
Jerusalem -Charged with having
communicated with Arabs of the na
tionalist camp, and with deliberate
falsehoods about tin* activities of the
chulu/Jiu. Olmdiah Nahum, a Yemenite
of Jaffa was excommunicated by the
Yemenite community of that city.
; the American Relief Administration
• has opened a Food Remittance Depart
• merit, where packages to the value of
from $lO to SSO in $lO units can 1 c
> purchased for delivery to designated in
• dividuals. By communicating with the
• Department at 42 Broadway. New
York, blanks tan he obtained to he
! filled out with the name and addre-s of
• the benoficiarv. Package- to the value
i of SSOO can he purchased fur recognized
These packages contain only no iri-h
--, ing foods-twenty-five pounds of rice,
fifty pounds •'f flour, trn of sugar, ter.
’ of cooking fat three of tea and twenty
cans of condensed milk. The Admini -
tration accept;, all responsibility, until
the gift i- given to the ind\ idual
| designated i: to some agent appointed
by him. And the only charge it makes
i >r this serve- is the stipulation that
25 per cent -f the food goes to chil
dren. still leaving 11S pounds in the
Letters From Our Readers
A REPLY TO EDITORIAL CHAT, j
It 1* very interesting to note tliut I
a group of young Jewish people In j
our community have -voiced their sen
timent against certain questionable
amusement places. In another Item
we note them discussing the morals
of the young people today. ThesP
young iample should be greatly con
lnciuled on the stand they have taken
in condemning the modern dance hall.
Rut what surprises us most of all is
the tact that the young people them
selves, sense the danger which lurks in j
these halls of Denver, while the lead-’
ers in our community do nothing to J
* The inoral problem'confronting the
Jewish youth in Denver is a serious
one. Youth craves pleasure, lie is
dyumic. This desire for recreation
must he satisfied. If lie Is denied the |
privilege of clean, wholesome recrea
tion lie will soon partake of it in aueli |
a manner, which will ultimately lead j
to serious indulgences. Perhaps some!
are justified in seeking the cheaper
place «>f amusement because of finan
cial conditions, hut when we find sup
posedly refined people, attending these*
places, the problem takes on a new
phase and we begin to realize the sit
Itf is obvious that tills state of Im
[ moral contagion which haunts the
modern amusement place, must he
In many cities this Jewish problem
has been solved to a remarkable tie-:
gree by the* establishment of a cen
trally located eonimunity building. Not j
only has it remedied the moral prob
* lems. Imt It has enabled the young
people to develop themselves physical
ly so that they limy develop a sound
mind in a clean body.
We need not inenlton the success of
1 Philadelphia in its campaign, but let
1 us compare cities like Trenton. N. J..
with 7,000 Jews. J/iuisville. Ky . with
0.000 Jews and many other cities
which have fewer Jews than Denver,
and have buildings from which Jewish
activities emanate. Will the Jewish
1 leaders in Denver awaken to the needs
of its young men and women who,
are fast losing their grip on Juda
ism? — Moses M. Katz.
Thanks to Henry Ford.
Now that the history of the "Proto-j
« ; t; lls" let* ls-en authentically nailed j
* a falsehood it Is only fair h* reflect j
1 oil the effect it had concerning the j
* Jewish people ami Incidentally Henry,
I ”Ii is an ill wind that blows no
good’* is an old, proverb.
This great effort on the part «»r the
. I'uropean reactionaries and In this,
1 country Ilcnry Ford, to discredit the
Jews, was si aged for Uir purpose to
snake a world wide affair of it. so far
* such attempts had been made only
in anti-seniitie sections and were ridi
-1 eiiled by the rest of the world, espe
* chilly, so in America.
In the past attempts, whenever the
' charges were vague and could not be
I ’ unlimited successfully, it did great
/ harm, as it'left a doubt in the minds
. 1 of the ignorant and uninformed peo
. pic. but whenever there was a definite
> charge such as in the Dryfuss trial
. in France or the Hail is trial in Uus
. sia. the agitation and the final results
I relight great benefit to the Jews, as
during tin* trials they became uni
fied and the final results cleared the
minds of those in doubt as to the
character of the Jews.
Tills lust attempt was purposely
made so vague and fanciful so ie
j fo make a rod combat impossible, as j
the enemy realized that if these I
charges could be disproved, this inter,
national attempt upon lla* character
of the Jews would once and for alii
time (flseredit the persecutors and
make, them the laughing stock of all l
I lie peoples.
While there was no official trial,
nevertheless the factions were well u-j
rayed and the fairest and most inteHi-l
gent*jur.v. the American people, watch
ed the contest and 'finally spoke thru!
its greatest leaders.
And now why not give a vote of,
thanks to Hejiry Ford who., tho un-1
wittingly, made It possibly to have!
icached this wonderful decision.
"It is an ill wind indeed that blows!
: no good." Alfred A. Hem.
A. Stern, director of the Music De
! purtmeiit of the Paterson V. M. 11. A..
; has been appointed Director of tin
1 Music Department of tin New Jersey 1 .
! Federation of Y. M. anil . 11-
Dr It. N. Sa In man lectured recently
before the International Potato Foil-:
1 fereiice. convened by the Imperial and
i Dominion Governments at the I loyal j
Horticultural Society's llall. His stib
' .[cel was "Potato Degeneration.’
Harry I>. Imclimau. the Chicago art
! ist, was recently tendered a veerp
tjoii by Mary Garden. Four of Mr
L.iu bmau’s paintings have been pur-,
chased by tin French Government for
1 the Luxcwberg Museum.
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THE JEWISH FORUM
Tlu* llrst. number <if Volume Five, j
beginning tin* fiftli your since "The
Jewish Forum*’ made its appearance. r
contains an interestiir»x array of ar
ticles and authors. Among which are
Prof. Nathan Isnncs of Pittsburgh |
I niversity wlio will deliver the See- j
otid Annual llurwitz Memorial hvtinvj
mi .lauttary Ui»lJiwrites on “Jewish 1
Sects and Factions in America.*’
Dr. .lacol) S. ltnisin, author of the (
• liaskalah Movement in Russia." j
gives an appreciation of Prof. CJott
Mi>. Ninia li Adlerhlttm presents i
di-coiM''' oil ‘■'file Role*of History.’
I. \. Snuv.iuau of * London. Fug-!
< Millrilmlcs m translation of Bialik' -
lioi'ii). “If You Would Know.’’
.luditli Solis-Cohen of I’hilhdclidila.
writes >i siory based on tin* disappoar
.moo of (In* Spanish auU Portuguese
dews, entitled “The I .list Magazine."
Editorial* treat of "Mmlernlsia und
.Judaism"; “FSutions in America";
( hrisliaii Science." etc.
For copy, write to the .IrwNh
Forum, •“> Beckman St.. N. V.. City.
Babins 11. <!. Kiielow. M. 11. Harris.
Nathan Kvass and Alexander Lyon are
menihers of tin* Church Committee "f
the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
Fund, which is raising or
more to endow awards for “meritori
ous- service to democracy, public wel
fare; liberal thought or peace through
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