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Arthur Brisbane says: “The Jews are one of the ablest races and the greatest consttuctive force in the world."
Denver Jewish News Vol. VIII. ‘Why Jews Turn to Christian Science” (Continued From Last Week.) The ideal of the .Tow was Shalom, anil the Shalom for which ho sought was completeness. fullness. porfis*tnoss of llfo. To Htioh holiness ami com pleteness religion must help man. As for tho atlirmations of Christian Science which it. «'oms to havo sub stituted for tlio long-time strips of religion uj»on tho moral negative, sure ly this again is nothing new. Half a century ago. Kmerson said: “Cense your negatives: nerve us with afllrmn. lives.” And centuries before, the great Psalmist sang: ‘Tease to do evil." anil then he added, ns if knowing that *•<'*- sat ion from evil were not enough. * Lcnm to do well.” supplementing the negative Inhibition with nfllrmative and imperative. Christian Seienee is violative alike of flie spirit of religion and of the spirit of seieneo. It was one of the im mortal achievements of the new scien tific order to have broken away from the geocentric theory of the universe, which placed not only man bht tho glol>o by man i nimbi tod nt the very center of things. That ancient illusion tho magic of the mind of Copernicus forever dispelled. In our own time, religion is mightily seeking to break away from n human attitude which parallels the geocentric the physical world—namely, the egocen tric attitude. Religion is about to shatter the blighting spell of human self-centred ness, long the bane anil %-urse of the race. Christian Seienee is a variation of the old geocentric theory of life reduced to a lower level. If the long-time wlmt-slinTl-T-do-to -1 to-saved type of religion is Iteeoming abhorrent, wlint shall we say of the new species of faith the slogan of which Is whnt-shnll-I-do-to-l*e-savod not to save my soul, hut to save my hod?? Tills is the re-npotheods of self, of mail's physical well-being as tin* whole of life. He who would judge Christian Seienee ns compared or contrasted with Judaism or in truth with any otio of the traditional and historic Chris tian faiths need hut consider the oft repeated test of Christian Seienee ic it affects the individual. Yes. it is said of a certain person, ho is a Chris, tionn Scientist and Christian Svlcnee helped him wonderfully. Or. Yes. she has joined the Christian Science el.ureli. for it lias cured her of a ills, ease which physicians long pronounc ed incurable. Have you ever heard the question i asked concerning a man or woman | said to lie a convert to Christian j Science: A Christian Scientist—j vliom does he help? Hoi's lie nobly serve any cause? The essence of Christian Seienee is neither ethical ror religious - . Ido not say tlmt Chris tian Seienee is unethical, hut. I re peat. the essence of Christian Science i neither religion nor morals. Inci dentally. Christian Science may he both inoral and religious ami so may lie its votaries. But Christian Sciem-e is not in essem*e either of these things. Its essence Is not -conduct that is mor al. hut hcaltlifulness that is physical. Its quest is not of rightness of living, hut the prolongation of life. Christian Science is a religion of comfort for the well-to-do rather than, j like the religion of Israel, a constraint to do well. Its everlasting command Is: Thou eanst he well: rather than: Thou glial t do well. The great word i f Judaism is justice or equity or righteousness between man anil man. The great word of Christianity is love The great word of Science is wliat? Health ! Health !! Health !•!! And jus tice and love and righteousness, it may he supplementary to health. Said the New Testament writer: Pure first, then peaceable. Said the Old Testa ment writer: Holy shall ye he. Christ ian Science says: Health first ami all else afterward. The religion of Israel never offered enticement physical or bejjuilement spiritual. Frankly nnd unabashedly it demanded, compelled and exacted. For centuries in any event throughout tin* Christian era Israel lias given nothing ponderable nnd outwardly assessable to. and at the same time asked every thing of. its votaries. It has purport ed to grant nothing of outward peace and content nn.l comfort and it ha« naked everything at the cost of all those quietudes nnd serenities of life within nnd without, which normally mean so much to men. (Continued on page 2.) ITALIAN COLONIES TO ENJOY NATIONAL AUTONOMY. Jews anil Mussclnien in African Col onic* (Granted Partial Self-tiovem mctit by New Constitution. Roino —Partinl self-government lias boon gran tod to ttio Itnllan oolonlos in Africa, according to tho constitu tion now made public*. .lows mid Mussolinon resident in those colonies will enjoy national au tonomy. in accordance with the prin ciple* of recognition of minority na tionalities in Colonial and Mandatory possessions. Tho Jewish Beth Din, or Ritual Court, has also been recognized. I>r. Fedtclowiteh, the Jewish explor er. lias interviewed the (Tovcrnment on behalf of the Falaehas, or Abyssinian Jews. It is understood that the (Jot eminent has promised l)r. Feltelo wlteh to assist tho Abyssinian Jews. WILL CONSILT JEWS BEFORE SETTLING JEWISH AFFAIRS. (JowlhJi Telegraphic Agency.) Bucharest —M. Bredioennu, the newly appointed Minister fur Tran sylvania. ha* received a Jewish dep utation and declared that he would not undertake to settle any Jewish affairs before hearing Jewish rep resentatives on the problem in quos t lon. ' Minister of Education Mironeseu is sned a statement to the effect that the Koumanian Covornniont will institute a Commission representing all min orities which will examine the ques tion of schools for the minorities liv ing in Creator Kouniania. KOVNO JEWS SUCCORING RETURNING WANDERERS. (Jpu-Ub Telegraphic Agency.) Kovno—Fpon the receipt of n tele- ; t;rnni from Seh«»sch, d«*seribing the' plight of fi.OOO .lows who are return ing to Lithuania following almost four years of exile, the Jewish National Council commenced oollwtinß food and clothing for their relief. Of the o.tNMI homeless Jews a thou sand tire reported to have suecumixsl to the epidemic of typhoid fever, i!."0 of whom have died. The synagogs have lieen converted into storehouses to which the food and s lothing is brought by the Jewish pop ulation of this place. A few wagons filled with relief articles have already b«*cn desi»atehed. in charge of rep resentatives of the Connell. It is gen erally admitted however, that the re lief the local Jews are able to provide is entirely Inadequate to meet the desperate situation. POLISH GOVERNMENT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE PALESTINIAN CITIZENS IF OF POLISH BIRTH. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency.) Vienna— The Polish Government «I<m*s not recognize the Palestinian citizenship of JewH who were l*oru in Poland. Palestinians who tried to en ter Poland were refused visas by the Polish Consul unless they were ready to give up their Palestinian passport and take a Polish passport instead. They were also required to register their military status. I»r. Osins Thou has lodged a protest with the Pales tinian Government, while Deputy Isaac Griienltaum has intervened with the Polish Government. RELIEF ADMINISTRATION ACCEPTING FOOD DRAFTS FOR UKRAINE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Now York—ln connection with M. Mereshln’s statement reported yester day from Riga. the American Relief Administration has authorized the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to Issue a statement that the Administration is accepting food drafts from individuals and organization* for the I'kraine, White Russia or South Russia. While tl.e Administration is conducting its relief work exclusively in the famiue areas along tlie Volga, they, have an arrangement with the l krainian au thorities permitting the distribution of of food on food drafts of individuals or organizations in America. As uu example, the administration cited ho Mennonite Society of America which had sent relief to the Mennonite so cieties in I'kraine. the distribution of which was administered by he A. R. A. Samuel Mayer was re-elected presi dent of the Merchants & Manufac turers’ Association of Cincinnati. 0.. at the annual election last week. England Will Give Help for Ukraine BRITISH JEWS CREATE “I NITEI) DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE.'* (J. C. B. Service.) IXMulon—A I'nited Distribution com inittce including repn*scntntlves of tin* British dominions and colonics bus Itocn established by tin* Federation of Ikrainlan Jews at its second annual conference, which opened yesterday. The newly created agency which is constituted alone the lines of the Joint Distribution commit t«“C in Arner ica. is charged with the task of or ganizing an emigration bank in ac cordnnce with the decision of the Emi gration Conference at Prague. and in conjunction with other organizations, to supervise the distribution of funds uinong I'krnininn Jews and also tnke charge of the emigration. Two bundnsl delegates participated in this conference, besides a numlier of distinguished communal workers including Chief Rabbi Hertz. Mr. Coldschinidt. preshlent of the Anglo- Jewish Association. Mr. Monteflore. Dr. Brody of Lodz. Dr. Regensburg of Vilnn, Mr. Finkelstein, secretary of the Jewish National Council in Kovno, Deputy flruenbatun of Warsaw and 1.00 Motskin of Paris. Dr. Hertz called attention to the “astonishing fact in the moral history of contemporary humanity that one of the blackest pages in the nnnals of man has just dosed, and yet the world knows next to nothing of the un speakable horrors and infinite crimes perpetrate! "ngalint the Jewish peo ple/’ He charged that. 1.000.UC0 human lie ings had lien butchered and that for tliree years 3.000,000 persons in the T'kraine had lieen made “to pass thru o horrors of hell.” and that hurdly a word of these facts had appeared In the newspapers. The' pogroms in tiro- Ckralne Jiad ended but there were something like (H).OOO homeless children. 130.000 or phans and 35,000 double orphans who would die from cold, hunger or dis ease unless Jews came to the rescue, the Chief Ralihi said. IMMIGRANTS APPEAL TO LATVIAN COUNTRYMEN IN AMERICA TO INTERVENE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Kovno—The* intervenetou of rclu. fives in fix* l.'niteel State's ami Canada is semghl fe>r Jewish immigrants who wish to return to Lithuania who are prcve»nte*el by,the iJitvian (}e>ve*rnnie*nt, whie*h is salel to be* using its gee»- graphh-ul position in orejer to exact extortionate sums fe>r iiemiission t€» pass through the. country. The* Lithuanian tiovermnent has nl re*ael.v paiel out huge sums for this peTmission. it is elaitne*el. Meantime*, the* returning immigrants are* e*one*en t rates! at Selieseh and are exposes! to colei, famine nnd epidemics. Tills tre*atme*nt e»f the I-atvian Oov ernment, cliarnederizeel as inhuman ami trac*e*ei to Latvia's desire for re prisals. Ls the* re*ason fe»r tlie** sought - for intervention of relative's in the Cnitoel State's anel Cauuelu in behalf of tin* immigrants concerned. Tlie euse* is elite to come up before the* Connell of the* la*ngue e»f Nations at Geneva. HALTING OF EVACUATION FROM ROUMANIA TRACED TO AMERICAN OPINION. (Jewish THcgrupblc Agency.) Bucharest—The halting of the eva cuation of the I'krainian Jews from Koumanin into Old Roumunia and the lifting of the embargo of Jewish ref ugees to Rounmnia. are traceable to the intervention of tin* Roumanian Ambassador in Washington who re ported to his Government the unfavor, able impression created among Amer ican Jews os a result of that action. Mr. Solomon Buffrin. a representative of Roumanian Jews in America, de clared at the dedication of a Jewish Orphan Asylum here. JEWS IN CONTROL OF NEEDLE INDUSTRY IN KIEV. (JoTViki) Telegraphic Agency ) Riga—Statistics for the .roar 1020. just published, allow that out of a to tal population of 545,000 in Kiev. 115,. COO are registered ns .Tews. 22$fc of the membership of the largest trade unions are Jews: 82% of the workers in the clothing industry are .Tews, as are R2"i of the Kiev merchants. Wednesday, January 18, 1922 Israel’s Heritage liy Ida (oddsmit h Morris. How shall wo use, <1 T^ord. < Mir pr<*cious heritage: Tho won 1 til of Holy Writ. Th.v Word Bequeathed from ago to ago: llow shall wo uso tho garnered storo Ol Israel's snored spng mid loro! Shall wo liko misers hoard Tho Jewels in our onro, Tho precious Rifts hy shros stored For nil nmnkinil to sharo ; Tho Law. from Sinai's summit hurled. To speak’in thunders to tho world? Shall wo not sow broadcast Tho seeds that sliall onduro. Those deathless flowers, that in the past Hurst into fragrai»*e pure. ( Whoso roots won* nourished through tho years Hy martyred Israel's blood and tears.) * O lot our fathers preach Thy glory and Thy fame: O lot our tender mothers touch Their holies to lisp Thy name: Tliut Israel, in tho coming ago. May share its precious heritage. —Jewish Kxponent. JEWISH WELFARE SHOWN IN PAGEANTS. (J. C. B. Sorrier.) Now York —The Federation for tlie support of Jewish Philanthropic So cieties opened a three-day exhibition and n series of pngaents at the Hotel Aster on December 27. to show the public how the work is currhsl on in the ninety-nine Institutions attainted with the organization. Altho the exhibits of the various institutions were thrown open to the piddle in tlie afternoon, the formal opening of the pageants was held in the evening, when about 400 persons presented “A Pngentrt of the Strong. ’ written by Maaricc V. Samuels. Near ly 2.000 saw tlie i»age«nt. and hundreds who were unable to crowd into the grand ballroom and its bal conies spent the evening visiting the exhibits. NEW YORK RABBIS DINE DR. KORNFELD. Now York —Ruhhi Joseph Knrnfehl of Oolninbus. 0.. recently appointed Minister of Persia, was the guest last night of the Association of Reform Kalihis ami the New York Hoard «>f Jewish Ministers at a dinner at West End Synugog. in West Eighty-second street. lietween Volumbn#* and Am sterdam avenues. Rabbi Kornfeld sails tomorrow to his new post. Rabbi Samuel Schultuun. toastmas ter. said that the appointment was a great compliment by President. Hard, ing to the Jewish faith. Other speak ers were Oscar S. Straus and Henry Morgenthau. both of whom have serv ed as Ambassadors to Turkey: Rabbi 11. O. Enelow. Rabbi riifton H. Ijcvy and Rabbi Elias Soloman. NEW SOUTH WALES PREMIER DENIES SLUR ON JEWS. Melbourne —Premier Dooley of New- Soutli Wales has Issued n statement denying the allegations attributed to him regarding the undesirability of Jewish immigrants. The Premier re pudiates all assertions that lie enter tains any religious or raeial prejudice, lie lins lived, worked, and always maintained excellent relations with Jews, the lTemier says. COMMUNISTS CLOSE SCHOOLS BECAUSE PUPILS ARE ZIONISTS lUgn—The soviet authorities have closvnl the Odessa brnneh of the *'Ort*’ lipcnu.se thp majority of the pupils at. tending thp agricultural school found ed by that organization are said to he intending to proceed to Palestine, an Odessa despatch says. EXPEDITION TO SECTOR RE IMMIGRANTS. Kovno—Till* Jewish National Ooun oil of Lithuania, inlrtdful of tlie ap palling saniturv conditions among the returning Jewish emigrants concen trated at Nowosokolniki. Sobess and Kiev, ajid extending aloug the entire line of communication as far ns Mos cow, has despatched a group of phy sicians and nurses to bring medical re lief. Thousands of the wanderers are a prey to the epidemics of typhoid fever mill cholera to which a large number have succumbed. Anti-Jewish Charges Laid to Latvia’s Door .IKWISH IJCADKKS TOMIIHiEFRO TEST AT MEETING OK LEAOI E OK NATIONS. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) I.lbuw-—Wlml is charactcriztHl ns a continued antl-Jewish policy is charg ed against tin* Latvian Government, particularly in the alleged cruel front. monß of emigrants passing through tho i country on tho iva.v to i.ithuania or Russia. The conduct of a number of gov ernment officials lias urouscil rosent nicnt and called forth protests from i.II Jewish organizations. Tho Latvian Consul at Moscow is said to have made a practice of per sonally ejecting from trains all Jews returning to iAtvln, even women and children. He is also said to he re fusing to I'ecognize the documents showing that the transients are in possession of Ijttvinn passports. The position of these re-immigrant* is thus rendered desperate. Hnvingsold their possessions they are now unahle to return home. I.a test alleged facts show tliat l.’l •Tews were taken off trains at the station of Saratow. 75 from n Mos eow train, and 14.1 of Nizhninovgorod. Tl»e return of emigrants from Lat via to Lithuania is also being pre vented. it Is charged. Latvian officials declaring that there is no frontier be. tween Russia and Lithuania. Mr. Leo Motzkin anil Mr. Alenikow. representing the «*oinmittec< of Jewish delegations at Paris, have proceed«*d to Geneva to file an official protest against the alleged repressions on the part of the Latvian Government, with the Council of the league of Nations which had asked for a report of the treatineut of minority groups in Ijtt via. Ksthonia and Lithuania. MAYOR-ELECT ANNOUNCES POLICIES FROM PULPIT OF TEMPLE EMANUEL. Mayor-elect Walter M. Taussig, of Yonkers, who by the way. did not seek the office and Ih considered an excel lent tirnn for the position, decided he would announce to the public-of Yonk ers his policies for his forthcoming Administration as mayor of that city. He oust about and decided upon Tem ple Kmanuel as the proper and fitting place to do tiiU. On Friday night Ih*. comber 23 rd. tin* mayor-elect spoke from the pulpit for almost an hour to the ('ongregatlon of Temple Kinantiel and to many visitors that crowded the auditorium. It was really more of a civic meeting than a religious meeting, although the mayor-elect, who Is not of the Jewish •Faith readily joined in the religious prayer of ' the evening. For tin* mayor-elect of a city to select a Jewish Temple from which to make known his policy shows conclusively that the Temple Kmanuel of Yonkers has created for itself a position In the esteem of the people at large in Yonk ers which is unusually high. Ituhhl Jacob H. Tarsiiish of Temple Kmanuel conducted tin* services and in a few. but well chosen words, introduced the speaker. LIBERALISM IN FREE ITALY. Italy does not «‘pui to four the over increasing power of her Jewish sub* J»*cts. Having Hchjuuor as the head «.t the Italian delegation and Luzzatti us the greatest of Cabinet members d«*es not deter the farther inclusion in the Cabinet of Mortuvu. lb-esldent «.f the Supreme Court. There nre live ministers in the Itullun Cabinet ami now of the five two ure Jews. This speaks volumes for tho liberulisin of tlie Italian government und of tin* Italian p<M»ple. It is. after ull. IhssU count and not Idle, flattering phrases from lips of politicians. So when General Itfuz speaks of his great regard for the Jews of Italy and that there is practically no anti-Semitism in his country, the casts of file Italian government substantiate his state ments.^—Charles H. Joseph. Bishop John J. Dunn uruimui.s'< the receipts of two contributions from prominent Jews, one for $3,000 and oue for $2,000 for tho Superhut which the. Knights of Columbus propose erecting in New York City. Herbert G. Ldwwi*tein.. 2*4. and Ju dah I. MlPdoff, '23, of Harvard Cr*l lege, have I>cot) awarded Panneoter Hcboiartahipa for distinguished aca demic work at the college. J. D. C. CONTINUES SUPPORT OF MEDICAL UNIT IN PALESTINE. Iludassah Medical Organization to Continue to Kcreivu sr*.,'>4Mt Monthly From J. I). ('*, in Addition to Sup port Front Zionist Organization. The Zionist Organization of Amer ica haw issued tin* following official statement: A- a result of confer ences had hy Mr. Morris Itothenherg, representing the Zionist Organization of America, with the representatives| of the Joint Distribution committee, (lie Joint Distribution committee lias decided to continue its contribution of $12,A00 monthly to the work of the Amcrieau Zionist Medical I'nlt. now known us the Hadnssah Medical Or ganization. The MWlicul f’nit has from its b(‘ginuing lieen supported Jointly by funds of the Zionist Or ganization of America and of the Joint Distribution Committee. In May of lfrjl the subvention of the Joint Dis tribution- committee was reduced ow ing to a change in the general policy of the Joint Distribution committee to concentrate on constructive rather than on palliative relief, in all coun tries where it is o|teruting. the sub vention to end on lN*ccmbcr 111, l'.rjl. By renewing its contribution for a further period, the I'nlt will now in* enabled to continue along the lines of high Qfllciepcy which it lias attained in its work. Jt is hn|>cd to secure the services of some eminent authori ties shortly to survey the activities of thcVait in relation to the rnediml and medico-sanitary problems existing in Palestine. CANTOR APPLIES FOR RECEIVER FOR BALTIMORE CONGREGATION. The Rev. Samuel Meisels of New York, cantor, has ipoUfd for the ap pointment of a receiver for Knesetto Israel Anshe.v Sfnr-l Congregation of Baltimore. It is the first action of the kind ever catered In Maryland courts. A large part of the congregation is incensed over the cantor’s procedure, and Isaac Cordlsb, the President, declares tliat tlie cantor will not 1k» permitted to en ter the synagogue. Cantor Moisei's re fusal to remove to Baltimore from New York Is the cause of the trouble. Mr. Conlish said the congregation contracted for Mr. Meiscl’s services as cantor once a month and in the Jewish holidays for $4.. r »00 a year, with the un derstanding that he would take up his residence in Baltimore. The contract was signed, he said, hut Mr. Meisels re mained a resident of New York. In the bill of complaint the congre gation is alleged to In- insolvent. Mr. Conlish said that the congregation owned the synagogue, worth about SIOO,OOO. and that the only incum brnnc«*s were the ground rent and $17,000 yet remaining to bo paid on the mortgage. The court signed an order for the congregation to reply to the complaint by Dec. 27. JACOB EPSTEIN OF BALTIMORE AND BEN SELLING, OF PORTLAND EMULATE ROSENWALD'S EXAMPLE. There is a notable effort on the part of many of tin* lcudtug Jews of tills country to emulate tin* example «,f Julius Hosemvald in his response to the $14,000,000 national api*eul that is being conducted by David A. ltrown for the relief «»f the war-stricken Jews of Kurope. Mr. Rosenwnld. in order to stimulate the efforts of the Chicago’s campaign committev pledg ed himself to give SI.OO for every $7.00 that would he raised by it, and has already written his check for $250,000. To stimulate the effort or the com mittee which has undertaken to raise $500,000 from the Jews of Maryland, Jacob Epstein, bead of the. Baltimore Bargain House, bus pledged himself to contribute a sum equal to 10% of the total amount that will be raised under the leadership of Ell Frank. Ben Selling, leader of Portland’s Jewry has given a fine impetus to the jcnmpaigu that will he waged in Ore gon to raise SIO,OOO. by a contribu tion of SIO,OOO, which is 10% of hie State’s quota. In a. letter to David A. Brown. Mr. Selling writes: “I know of no door way to celebrate my 70th birthday thau by doLng something that will lighten the misery of our people across the seas. I regret aineerely, that I enn not make my contribution ten times larger.” No. 3 Council of Jewish Women Hirerts Pennsylvania Farm Work. Mrs. Rcrnhard Ostrolenk of the Na tional Karin School, at 1 Kiylcstown. Pa., hit* accepti*d tin* appointment of Miss Itose Brenner. President, to serve as State t’lialrmun of the Committee on Work among Jewish Women on Farms, for Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ostrolenk brings to her office a very thorough knowledge of rural conditions, l/ondon Paper Praises Council's Work. The following Items on the work of the Council's Reconstruction Knit, have appeared in the Jewish Chronicle of London: “As an outcome of the visit to Holland recently of the Reconstruc tiou-Cnif and its Chuirnmu, Mrs. Alex arnler Kohut of New York, an honorary officer of the American Council of Jew ish Women, branches of the Council have been formed in Rotterdam anil other cities. So spontaneous was the appeal for the formation of these branches that it was decided to en deavor to repeat the experiment in Am sterdam. Efforts in the desired direc tion nmt with cordial respouae from some of the leading Jewish women of this city, when at a largely attended meeting a few days ago. an Amsterdam Branch, of the Council was fortn«*d un der the presidency of the well-known communal worker, Mrs. Kranco-Mende*. who has just been elected on the Coun cil of the Alliance Israelite rniversolle, and is the tirst lady to hold offi«*e on this laxly. The secretary is Miss Kohl !*crg. daughter of Hr. Soldberg, another well-known <*oiiimtiiial worker, and the ITon. President is Mrs. Onderwijser, wife of the Chief llabhi of Amsterdam. ‘'lnitiating its activity In Holland in the Spring of 11)21, the Reconst ruction Knit of the American Council of Jewish Women has a flue record to Its credit of vultiahlc work achieved. .Aiming in the first place at dealing with the difficul ties arising out of the emigration of large, numbers of refugees from the war-ridden coin** passing thru ports' in Europe, the t nit at the Itistaree of a numlx*r of prominent Jews in Holland lias continued its work in this eonntry. It renders great assistance to the large number of immigrants who arrive at the port of Rotterdam, prior to embark inent for countries to which they are bound. “The I'nit has worked on cwffjttil terms with the MonteHore Home wblrb bus temporary.' a<vonmuxlated immi grants who were tumble to pay the «pk of their maintenance, to tiie > steamship company while under delation. Not he least important part tjte wof): of the Cult has la*eii its activity In-organ ising a regular system of workers on behalf of the immigrants.' It his.uitc coeded in influencing Co religionists in Rotterdam, the Hagne. Amsterdam, etc., to take nu active part In tmui xrant aid work. The work initiated by the Reconstruction Cult will lie cafrled on i»y local residents, and Miss Elinor Sadis, who is now returning for a while to America, will have the satis faction «f knowing that the work so ably organized by the members of the I’nit, which iudtided Mrs. Celia 1.. Strakosch mid Miss Clara Greeuhut. will lx* continued." Council Forms iddth Section. A Sect ion of the Council was formed at Passaic, N. .1., on January .°>rd. The speakers, who addressed the women of the local community, included Mn*. Nathan Kuasy. State Supervisor for New Jersey; Mrs. Jack Meyer. Presi dent of the Newark Section, and Mrs. Hurry Sternberger, Executive Secte- I tary of the Council. Mrs. Saul K. Schor | will serve us president of the Passaic ! Section. The Council now includes 200 Sections within its orgunlzutlon. JEW ADMITTED TO MEMBERSHIP FOR FIRST TIME. For the first time slnoo its organ!* nation fifteen yearn ujfo, u Jew \t»s elected into membership of tb.* Aiuer. lean Swirly of Church History lit its annual meeting at T'nion. TheoUifflml Seminary. New York. He is Itnhbi Louis I. Newman. Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel. With street and Central Park West. New York, who is about to receive his degree of l’h. I>. at Col umbia. for a work entitled: ‘ Jewish Influence on Christian Ib*form Mote mentn.” Rabbi Newman rewired hi- A. B at Brown, his A. M. at the t'ul- Ter»uty of California, and is (lie au thor of “Studies In Biblical Parallel ism.*’ Richard Cumberland. Critic and Friend ef the .Tew*s.'' iud ttt *He hrak- Aspevfs of American Puritan j*<io." which is to bb slrority. Rabl.i Newman fa alwiji tnemWr of the Society for Biblical Literatur»