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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
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EDITORIALS JEWISH CALENDAR. 6082-1021 New Year's Ere - Sun., Oct. 2 Tishri 1 Now Year Ist day - Mon., Oct. 3 Tisliri 2 New Year 2nd day .Tues., Oct. 4 Tishri 10 Yom Kippur Wed., Oct. 12 Tisliri 15 Succoth (First Day) ~ Mon., Oct. 17 Tisliri 10 Succoth (Second Day) Tues., Oct- 18 Tisliri 22 Succoth (Last Day)—Shimini Atzereth— Mon., Oct. 24 Tishri 23 Slmchnth Torah Tues., Oct. 25 Clieshvan 1 Rosh-Chodesch Wed., Nov. 2 Kislev 1 Rosh-Ohodesch Erl., Dec. 2 Kislev 25 Chanukah (Feast of Dedication) Mon., Dec. 20 5682- Tel*et 1 Rosh-Chodesch - - —Sun., Jan. 1 Ti bet 10 Fast of Tebeth Tues., Jan. 10 Sh'vat 1 Rosh-Chodesch— Adar 1 Rosh-Chodesch...: Wed.. Mar. 1 Adar 14 Purlin (Feast of Esther) —— —— Tues., Mar. 14 Nissan 1 Rosh-Chodesch .. Thurs., Mar. 30 Nissan 15 Passover (Pesach) - .Thurs., Apr. 13 Nissan 10 Passover (Second Day) Eri., Apr. 14 Nissan 22 Passover (Seventh Day) Wed., Apr. 10 Nissan 23 Passover (Eighth Day) Thurs., Apri. 20 Ivar 1 Rosh-Chodeseli Sat., Apr. 20 Iyar 18 J.a R b'Omor Tues., May 10 Sivan 1 Rosli-Chodcscli .. Sun., May -8 Sivun 1 Sluihuoth Fri., June - Tamiauz 1 Rosli-Cho<lesch TUes., June -i A!> 1 Rosh-Chodesch Wed., July -b Kh 9 Feast of Ab. .Thurs-, Aug. 3 Ellul 1 Rosh-Chodesch Ellul FrL, Aug. 25 5683- _ New Year's Eve Eri., s®*** oo Tishri 1 New Year (First Day) Sat., Sept. 23 SOME “RABBIS” AND THE LAW. There are times when it is to be regretted that American Jewry is not represented by one organization. The claim is oc casionally made by one that it speaks for the Jews of the country. This is one of those times when it is unfortunate that there is not one strong body to speak for all Jewry, as did Mr. Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish committee, in his let ter to the Honorable D. H. Blair, commissioner of Internal Rev enue, concerning the abuses which have arisen on the distribution of wine for ritualistic purposes. Mr. Marshall also offers his assistance and that of his organization in stamping out this evil. He says “the Jewish people are unanimous in demanding the stamping out of the abuses which had arisen in different parts of the country in connection with the distribution of sacramental wines under the Volstead Act.” Mr. Marshall’s letter will have some effect: that goes with out saying, but his organization cannot reach the culprits in this • Case. How they can be reached is hard to say. The present dif ficulty is largely with a certain class of “Rabbis” who have taken advantage of the regulations to procure wine for sacramental pur poses and are not selling it only for this purpose. The real name of this traffic is a very ugly one. One can hardly believe that a man who occupies a pulpit could lower himself by such.practices. Yet there is no doubt that it is done. Even in our own city there are presistent rumors, which will not be quieted that some lend themselves or their names to this circumvention of the law, by those who should only uphold it. This is a shame to Denver Jewry. They must know they are in the wrong and if they really wish to serve their faith they know that they must begin by observing the law of the land in which they live. The Denver representative of the American Jewish committee would have little effect upon the violators of the law here. The Central Conference of American Rabbis made an of ficial declaration recommending the use of unfermented wine for all ritualistic purposes. It is to be hoped that the United Syna gog will do this or advocate the use of wine with the most nominal alcoholic content. This may be followed by other national bodies more likely to reach the culprits. It will help to create public opinion regarding their actions, which are seriously injuring the good name of the Jew thruout the country. Everyone knows that the Volstead law is not being obeyed; and knows that in almost every class of citizenry in the United States are found offenders. Equally guilty before the law is he who buys as he who sells the contraband article. The unpopular ity of the law does not justify its violation as some of these of fenders seem to imply. A law must be obeyed. These rabbis devote much of their lives in carrying out the laws of the Torah and Talmud, which they hold most sacred. The law of the land stands on an equal plane and must be obeyed. Any organization singly or combined which can make the offenders see this will be adding another most effective piece of constructive work to its credit. FINE AMERICANIZATION WORK. One of the finest bits of Americanization work that has been done was the Chanukah celebration arranged by the National De partment of Immigrant Aid, of the Council of Jewish Women, in co-operation with the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid So ciety in New York City. Through the courtesy of Commissioner Tod of Ellis Island, permission was obtained to assemble all the Jewish immigrants detained at the Island to participate in the Chanukah program on the occasion of the lighting of the fifth can dle. Four hundred persons gathered together in the dining room as the simple but impressive Chanukah Service was conducted by Cantor I. 11. Weinstock of the Central Synagog. With eyes that were filled with tears of joy and hope, these happy men, women and children joined whole heartedly in the singing of the Chanukah hymns. Following the lighting of the candles, Dr. Jacob Tarlow of the People's Synagog of the Education Alliance, delivered a message in Yiddish. Doctor Tarlow's message so inspired his auditors that one of them, a learned Rabbi who had that day arrived at Ellis Island from Buda-Pest, was moved to make a most eloquent re ply, in the course of which he compared the American Jews to the one cruse of oil left burning in the darkened world of today, whose light was radiating hope and gratitude to fellow-Jews in other lands. Very few among us, unless they are recent immigrants, can have any conception what this greeting at America’s doors, meant to the harried and tortured victims of European persecution. The familiar and beloved Chanukah service and hymns, a welcome in stead of a rebuff, on the shores of the new land was a symbol to them of what life here may mean. Their sufferings had not been in vain. This welcome brought them into accord with the spirit of their new home and taught them that in the new land rever ence for their religion obtains. It will be an easy task to teach them our laws and customs, for it was proven to them, that the 9merica, the land of their hopes and aspirations really exists and that their sufferings have not been for naught. Congregational TEMPLE EMANUEL. 10th and l’earl Street. Services will be held Friday eve ning at 7:45 p. m. l)r. Win. 8. Fried man will apeak on ‘•Views of Mar riage.” Saturday morning services at 10:30. Friday evening January 117, Mr. Jesse H. Xewlon will occupy the pulpit dur ing Dr. Friedman's absence and speak oil “The Ethical Values in Education/’ Junior Congregation The Junior Congregation will hold its next meeting. January 20. Rible Class. Tlio Bible class will meet Saturday, February 4tli, Dr. Wm. S. Friedman will discuss the “Book of Leviticus.” Religious School. The next series of pictures will he shown on Sunday, February 5, when pictures of the Deluge and Ark will be shown. R M. 11. NOTES. Daily Services are held at the Bes sie I. Rude Community Center, 0:45 a. m. Professor Abraham D. Kaplan will speak on “Some Current Problem In Business Ethics,” at the late Friday evening service nt 8 o'clock. Cantor It. Ilmer will read the sendee. Religious School. Total present Sunday, January 15th. 1922, 247. Penny collection, January 15th. 1922, $7.03. Post Graduate Club. Dr. C. D. Splvnk will address the Post Graduate club this Sunday morn ing. nt 10. All members of the Alumni are cordially invited. Bible and Minima Clans. The social hostess fids Saturday afternoon will be Mrs. M. Levy. Synagog Day at the Denhani. Tuesday night, January 24th. is the Synagog society night at the Denlmm. Tho captains of the affair are: Mrs. 11. Fepper and Mrs. M. Totursky as sisted by leading members of the or ganization. Tickets are selling splen didly. and the captains nre confident that all members of the Auxiliary will give them their full support. Ladies’ Auxiliary. B. M. 11. Ladles’ Auxiliary are hav ing the Denham Theatre for tlio eve ning of January 24. Tickets can l>e exchanged for reserved seats beginning Janunry 17. B. M. 11. Ladies’ Auxiliary will also hold their annual I’uriin Masque hall in the bull room of the It. M. 11. Synagog. 10th and Gaylord streets, on March 15th. OHEB ZADEK. 22nd and Marion streets. Daily services begin at 7 o’clock every morning. Services begin Fri day evening at S o’clock. Services be gin Saturday morning at 0 o’clock. BETH JOSEPH. 24th and Curtis streets. Services are hold at Ileth Joseph daily nt 7 o’clock in the morning and at sunset. Friday evening at sunset and Saturday morning at l) o’clock. A SABBATH PRAYER. A prayer for the reception of the Sabbath over the kindling of the lights, written by Itabbi Harry Weiss for the Shaarl Bedek Sisterhood: “Blessed are Thou, O Lord, ruler of the. world,- who hast sanctified us by Thy commandments and enjoined us to kindle the Sabbath Lights. () Lord, make me to seek the peace of my household, the welfare and bless ing of my children. Give me strength to set my little ones on the path of right and to live in love with tlie dear companion Thou hast given me, so that each week find a Sabbath of joy and each day bo ampler and better in hope, in love, in gladness than the days which have gone before. Grown my home, () Lord, with devotion for cur faith and with the fulfillment of this Sabbath prayer. Sustain us in health and in prosperity. Amen.” American Jews in Jerusalem arc forming a special organization. Jew. Isii American citizens only are en titled to membership. The constitution of the organization has been forward ed to the government with a request for a charter. THB DENVER JEWISH NEWS Editorial Chat SOMETHING NEW IS AGAIN BE ING TRIED IN NEW YORK CITY Both Israel Hospital Is starting nn interesting experiment in nn attempt to solve the Kasliris question. It will introduce a meatless diet, which "ill cater not only to the Orthodox Jew hut also to the growing numbers of vegetarians. This is l>eing done with the consent and npprovnl of the phy sicians who are Interested in the out come of the experiment. The diet in question will consist of milk and its derivatives, as well as eggs. fruits t vegetables, cereals, grains, nuts and fish. If this plan should prove successful it will doubtless help the solution of this problem in other institutions. “Bobbed Brains” as President Guth of Gouelier College, Baltimore, re marks is a much more vital subject than “bobbed hair.” The lutter is worn by silly flappers, while the for mer are very frequently “worn” by dignified individuals who lend and guide thought from legislative halls, pulpit and rostrum as well as other eminent places. HEREAFTER Tlier© is small merit in being will ing to die: it scorns almost sinful In good man to wish it when the world needs him here so much. It is weak and unmanly to be always looking and sighing coluptuously for that. But it is of great comfort to have in your soul a sure trust in immortality, of great value here and now to antici pate Time and live today the eternal life. That we may all do. The joys of Heaven will la-gin as soon as we attain the character of Heaven and do its duties. That may begin today. It Is everlasting life to know God —to have His Spirit dwelling in you—your, self with) Him. Try that, and prove its worth. Justice, usefulness, wis dom, religion, love are the host things we hope for in Heaven. Try them on—they* will tit you here not less Ih*- comingly. Think no outlay of good ness too great. Men will not pay you —God will pay you now, pay you hereafter ami forever.—Theodore Parker. JUDAISM IS DYING! By MONTAGUE X. A. COIIF.X Is Judaism (lying? We wonder. We hear on many sides about the decline in synagog attendance, in home re ligion. and in so many things where with religious expression and religi ous activity are identified, that one almost expects to see a funeral. Jews and Jewesses may lie lax, they may play fast and loose with the conven tions and convictions of Judaism and the synagog. they may indulge in in termarriage and in other disintegrat ing tendencies and finalities, hut to do. clare that Judaism is dying is to say something that can never be. Juda ism would live were every Jew to disappear. Ukc tbe Eternal, it is eternal; for it is of the Eternal. Say what we will, look where we will—the world cannot get away from Judaism, and from—the Jew. They penetrate and interpenetrate the universe, aye! the very heart of the universe. But wlmt of the Jew?—Today ! Tomor row ! Then, what of him in the past? Then, Judaism has been dying for cen turies, and is not yet dead, not even in coma. The Jew cannot kill Judaism no matter how much he perverts him self. It is not dying in France, in Germany, in England, in tbe United States, or anywhere. It is but shed ding its dead branches and decayed leaves, and the trunk thereof will be all the sounder therefor. —M. X. A. Cohen, Jewish Tribune. The B. Manischewitz Company of 1 Cincinnati, <).. lias shipped over fifty j tons of Mutzos consigned to various points in South Afrlcu and Australia. Mrs. Enoch Rauh, the most prom, incut Jewish woman of Pittsburgh was honored by Mayor Win. A. Magee by lieing appointed to the post of di rector of the Department of Charity of that city. Mrs. Kauli lias been president of the'Council of Jewish Women for 1!) years, she is also viee- I president of the Congress of Women’s ' clubs. “Why Jew* Turn to Chri stian Science” (Continued from page 2) blemish or perishableness. Instead of that, Judaism makes to every taan u much more splendid premise: And a new spirit I will Rive you. And 1 will put within you a new heart and a new spirit. No really great number of Jews will ever be won to Christian Science, any more than to any other faith or cult. No religion can ever premanently estrange the Jew from the House of Israel. There may l>o temporary alien, at ion or passing aberatiou, but these will not and cannot be permanent. The Jew will at last return to the prieeleas religious heritage which is* .his own. No other faith can perma nently win and hold the Jew in great numbers because history has taught us thrft either the Jew will remain of the Jewish faith or he will be faith less. His will be the religion of Is rael or he will be religionless. For an hour or a month or a year, or ev<jn for some years, the Jew may turn to Christian Science as he would to any other cult of physical health and boil, ily well-l»eing. Hut let. not Christian Science dream of making any perma nent and pervaisive impression upon the Jews of the world. If such there be before me as have been or are tempted to hearken to the iH'guilements of Christian Science. I say: Choose ye this day. not in the fear of disease nor in the dread of death, but with freedom of soul un afraid. With high reasonableness, with appreciation of abiding and the priceless values, the Jew will elect to 1h» loyal to his own spiritual herit age that is of God. THE JEWISH CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY MEETING IN DALLAS. From Doc. 25 thru Doc. 20. 1021, the Jewish Chautauqua Society of Amer ica convened in its thirtieth Assem bly at Dallas, Texas. This is the first time that the society has come to the Southwest, tlio in its travels it lias traversed thjru United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific seaboards. In thus stretching out its arm to in clude the South, it has made one more step forward in its broadminded Jew ish educational program. On Sunday, Dec. *25. delegates to the convention visited Temple Eman uel religious school, of which Rabbi David Dcfkowitz is Superintendent. Sunday evening, Mr. Arthur K. Stern, president of the society, formally open ed flie session at Temple Emanuel to a crowd that, filled the Synagog near ly to capacity. Dr. Henry Barnston of Houston, Texas, gave the opening prayer. Mr. Arthur D. Kramer of Dallas then addressed the delegates and welcomed them to the city. Mr. Stern responded. Dr. Henry Berk owitz, Chancellor and Founder of the society was unable to attend owing to illness. A letter wherein Dr. Berk owitz expressed his regrets and told briefly of the society’s work was read. The address of the evening was de livered by Dr. William Hosennu of Baltimore, Md. Dr. Hosennu discuss ed at length the problems that con front the Jew of today, spoke as to how these problems were to be met and solved, and then showed how the Chautauqua was to aid in solving them. Miss Jeannette Mirinm Gold berg, oxecuivc Secretary of the So ciety, then gave a resume >f the ac tivities of the Chautauqua since its organization in 1S!)7. She laid special emphasis on the fact that education is the foundation upon which the society is built: she told how the work of the society had grown and branched out. how its aims were being accomplish ed thru reading circles, publication of books, and lecture courses in summer schools of Universities. She said that these lecture courses had branched out until nineteen Universities with six ty lectures were represented during the past summer. “In no better way can we serve as an enlightening force, than thru this method help to stim ulate and set wrong beliefs aright/’ Dr. David Lefkowitz delivered the Closing Prayer and Benediction. The program was followed by an informal dance and reception. SIR PHILIP MAGNUS WILL NOT BE CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION. Owing to advancing age. Sir Philip Magnus of London lias announced that ho will not ho a candidate for re-election to Parliament next year. Hir Philip is eighty years of ago. and lias been one of the leaders in the Hold of education in England. In iss«s t he was knighted In recognition of his services to education. Destined for the ministry, lie pur sued liis studies in Berlin, and be came one of the rabbis of flic Berkeley Street Synagog in London. At the same time, he did much private teach ing and became a professor of me chanics at the Catholic l niverslty. afterward becoming the leading au thority on technical education in the United Kingdom. However, it is in** | Council Rode-o g;' s g S. Danc . | I Given by the j ► i COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN j; ► For the benefit of the ’ j PHILANTROPIC FUND Wednesday evening, January 25, at 8 o’clock j; at the ! ’ PROGRESS CLUB ’ 50c the Person Prizes, Refreshments, Entertainment *! BUYERS ATTENTION! Tt will lie to your advantage to go out of your way and inspect the finest line of silk and wool knitted goods, direct from the mills-at prices that no one in Denver can compete with. Retailers, dealers and peddlers do not overlook this. GOLDHAMMERS, UPSTAIRS > 2633 W. Colfax Ave. MEXIA ROYALTY AND PRODUCING SYNDICATE Fays next regular monthly dividend February sth. In quire about the syndicate that pays 5% monthly dividends. Information cost you nothing. the audit & Finance co. 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A TYPICAL JEW FROM BOOK-HARA Bonn l four or live years ugo. there came from Sungkiang a man hv the inline of Joseph David Ix*vy, dressed in Chinese style speaking the North ern Chinese dialect. lie said that he was a Native of Samarkand, Hook liara. and taken by ills parents to Xuugkiang hohh* forty-live yeurs ago with an elder slsti*r and some broth ers. Ills relations died except Ills sister who is still in Kungkiang. He is well educated in Chinese and in Itihle and Jewish history, but could not read Hebrew when lie arrived, lb* inis since been studying Hebrew and English, as well as the local Chinese dialect. i He is now employed in Ohel-Ilaehol Synagog as assistant beadle. He is about sixty-six years of age.—lsrael's Met. eager.