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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
Ofr'FlCK: USH I«A\VKEX'K STKEET, DENVEB, COLORADO-FHONK MAIN 2687
VICTOR NBUIIAUS, Pntdhiher PHOEBE SOMMER, Editor
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Jewish Calendar
5683-1923
Tishri 1 Now Year Ist tiny. Sat., Sept. 23
Tishri 2 Now Year 2nd day Sun.. Sept. 24
Tisliri lo Yom Klppur Mon., Oct 2
Tishri 35 Sueeoth (First Dny) ..... : Sat Oct 7
Tishri 1C Sneedth (Second l>a.v) i Sun. Oct. S
Tishri 22 Succpth : Last Day)—Shimini Atzereth..... Sat., Oct. 14
Tishri 23 Simechaih Torah .. Sun., Oct. 15
Cheslivan 1 Rosh-dhodesh Cheshvan - Mon. Oct. 23
Kislev 1 Rosh-Chodesh KLslev Tues., Nov. 21
Kislev 25 Chanukah (Feast o Dedication) Fri., Dec. 15
5683-1922
TelM't 1 Rosh-Chodesh Tebetli ... TVed.. Dec. 20
Toht 1 o East o Tebeth ...Fri.. Dec. 29
Sh’vat 1 Itosir-Chodesh Sliehat .. Tlntrs., Jan. IS
Adar 1 Rosh-Chodesh Adar Sat.. Feb 17
Adar 14 Puriiu ( Feast of Esther Fri.. March 2
Nissan 1 Itosh-Chodesh Nisan Sun., March 18
Nissan 15 Passover (Pesach) ... Sun., April 1
Nissan 1(5 Passover (Second Day) r .Mon. April 2
Nissan 21 Passover (Seventh Day) Sat. April 7
Nissan 22 Psissover (.Eighth, Day).-- - R% Sui)., April 8
Iyar 1 Rosh-Chodesli Iyar ; 4 fllon!, April 3(5
Iyar 18 I Jiff 1 miner ;... ....* ...Fri., May 4
Sivan 1 Rosh-Chodesh Sivan ... Wed., May 1(5
Si van 0 Shahonth (First Day) Mon., May 21
Sivan 7 Shahonth (Second Day) Tues., May 22'
Tantrnuz 1 Rosh-Chodesh Tammuz Fri.', Juno 15 j
Ah 1 Rosh-Chodesli Ah _Sat., July 14
Ah 9 Fast of Ah St»n., July 22 !
Ellul 1 Rosh-Chodesh Elul Mon., Aug. 13 \
5641-1923
Ellul 29 New Year's Eve. Mon., Sept. 10 j
EDITORIALS
SERMON ON A. S. M. HUTCHINSON’S BOOK—“THIS
FREEDOM”
by liubbl Samuel Scliulmuu at T. -tuple rtleth-Kl. Tilth St. and Flttli Avenue, New York,
N Y November 1:1th, lifcTJ.
The passage of Scripture read preparatory to the. Sermon and on which
the Sermon was based was the dlst chapter of IVo verbs.
Mr. Hutchinson's hook entitled “This:
Freedom" is a powerful sermon. 1 it
is not the solution, of a problem Ry :
its very name it carries with it some, j
thing of suspicion, w' scepticism, of.
condemnation, ai slight gesture of sar-j
cjisiu —‘’Tills Freedom.” It is n dial-.
tenge to tin* great movement of mod- j
ern times known as Feminism. It,
raises a great imno. The*-Isniijl i(
in the question whether a wmam can ;
follow her career ami at the same
time perform tin* duties of a mother.
Ir prohes deeper. It makes a iu->re(
thoroughgoing search. It raises the j
ctii'slion wlieiher a woman ought not ;
to sacrifice her carwr to the bunties
4,t the service which her maternal in
fctinetts prompt her to perform. The
particular problem, it scorns to me, that
the author puts before liinee f. if I
tinders;and him aright, ts this: That,
motherhood is sufficient glory* for any
woman and when necessary she is to
sacrifice everything else to mother
hood lxvnuse as mother she is the life
giver: she is the homo builder and
the trainer of children. That word
home, which symbolizes a philosophy \
of life about woman opposed to that I
view of her which emphasizes her right
to her own life first and foremost,
which is the essence of what is called
“Woman’s Revolt” and is the mai l
spring of the whole feminist move
ment—that word “Home” and all that
it stands for Hutchinson attempts to
bring hack with its classic appeal to
the simple sober eommojiseu.se of man
kind. Ho seems to say that if n
woman is confronted with tin? con 11 let
between her ambitions and her in
stincts she must sink her ambitions
ami let her instincts have full play.
To quote from ins own words:
“There were* two natures in her and i
those were 'their reflections; two lode-j
s.ars set abort* her that by turns ’
brightened and drew her gaze; two
Indestones set within her that claim- 1
(-(I her banners ys claim the tnoon and
earth the inconstant sea; one of head*!
one of heart; one of' choice, one- «>f !
dower; one of will, one of nature.” j
In addition to this problem of I
motherhood, ho touches upon certain [
aspects of modern education which J
are connected with that problem. Fori
just as woman standing on her rights j
tto her own life represents the sit- 1
preino form of modern individualism,
.so the fashionable modern pedagory;
v, ith its emphasis upon reason, fact,
its argument appealing to the "self 1
and its assumption that the goal of j
life is personal happiness and indi
vidual satisfaction, lie says expresses!
an individualism which can become
disconcerting as a phenomenon, as il
lustrated in the rebellious daugh‘er|
brought up and educated according to j
tins'* regime. If tin* plea is made t<>
her to respect parents, to have regard;
for the experience of elders, to defer:
to some kind of authority and duly,
she says. "I don’t want a duty. I did
not ask to be born.” If she is warned
against violating those conventions;
which hedge about the purity, the vir- ■
j*tuo, anil, therefore, the salvation of
! happiness, of wounuiliood, she says, ”1
| did not ask to be ujgirl.” In tills clmr
j alter, the unfortunate Doila. in this
disastrous tragedy, of the unrelieved
: flapper, lluchinsdn has mast orf\illy
j presented a synilml in furious asscr
| lion of the insufficiency of individual
ism. a syinlsd of tlu* morale and vrenk-
I ness; df oin* time.' It Is a In’eftfal nt
jtitude that proves., altogether differ
ent from that which Vic
torian thought. In the words of tSooVge
1 Idiot a different attitude is express
; ed
"We do not make our duties; they
jure imposed upon ns by birth, by his
tory. by tin* human relations in which
we lind ourselves.”
It is the answer to the broaching
of the problem in om> of Ibsen’s books
- lins an individual the right to ft fo?”
Yes, the individual has a right to life,
but what is an individual?
This in one of the finest hooks that
I have read on the question of femin
ism. and it is written with tnagnif
ireat artistic power, allowing for hero
and there a little ineptitude of style.
It is a tremendous tiling. It reveals
! t lie soul of a great woman, for the
heroine is a great woman. She is
great because of her originality: she
is great because of her independence
and courage; site is great through her
will power niul her uncompromising
loyalty and faith in her convictions,
and she is great through iter tragic
suffering. All flic arguments on be
half of woman’s emancipation are em
bodied in this personality which the
artist portrays. She epitomizes a
whole age. All the pleas on behalf of
woman, all tln* evils from which they
I have had to suffer when limited only
'to the home, all the bitterness and
!hardships of their lot. all the liumilia
jtion of their existence when a woman
was made to depend exclusively upon
■a male and without a male life con
sidered a failure—all this, all the evils
of the past—nre most, eloquently, pow
erfully and convincingly brought out in
i this book. She is a gnat heroine in a
1 movement. She holds her banner
(high, and in sfiite of tin* work done
jby this woman which cannot lie un
| dene, there is a net gain r<*sulting
| from tin* character of this woman for
lour civilization. Bntj all tin* time tlie
author is lending up to that, tragedy
which will happen if a woman takes
i her emancipation and makes it an
idol to which she offers up every
thing; if she will allow every cry of
j her heart to be stifled by the compel
ling and ambitious demands of her ca
reer. If she ina’.es of this cmnneipa
.tion an Idol, then sin* will not receive
|from the mouth of her son the blessing
j which Tloiy Scripture holds out as a
reward for the truly valiant life. Iu
! stead she may earn the curse of a son
telling her. “When did T have a molli
i r and when did yon teacli me to love
I yon.”
In .the house of a rector—country
lector—. himself a failure in life, a
1 man who swings between brooding
OPINIONS
Personal, Local, National, International
S the nude immoral? The
artist will reply in the nega
tive. The Puritan will
I
answer in the affirmative. The
I general public can answer this
I question only from a sense of
| shame.
! People generally have no un
derstanding of the viewpoint of
the artist with whose work they
have had, until recently, little
chance to come in contact. But
the movies have changed all this.
The smallest community now
! shows the human form, male as
I well as female, as nature created
! it, adorned and unadorned.
The cry of immorality is rais
! ed now and then against these
i pictures by those who profess
j religion. But even a casual ob
iserver notes that there is as
j much if not mere fidelity and
; morality among the theatrical
people as among their religious
. critics.
Whiie the narrow minded are
questioning the morality of pic
tures which reveal something of'
jthe huntan form, others look up- |
on them as amusing or enter
taining and still others charge j
them with being suggestive oil
evil thought.
I None of them realize, in most
I instances, that they are fort
unate in having been brought
\ face to face with a real work of!
!art. The question is but natural,
'why violate a crude sense of
| modesty and shame when thej
| public would be satisfied to see!
j blood and thunder melodramas,
■ detective plays of deception and
deceit that will make the hair j
!stand on end and even inspire;
our pugnacious youth to out
bursts of laughter?
Why show fairies with bare
legs floating on the air, as seen:
i last week at the Rialto theater in
“Singed Wings,” that might
awaken poetic inspiration in our
youngsters when safeblowing |
scenes and clever poker playing
stunts might better prepare!
them for the vicissitudes of!
life. Why revel in glorious beau
ty when the drab and sordid
might make us feel superior with
cur undeveloped aesthetic
senses ?
At this moment’s writing, the 1
mail brings to me a European!
art calendar on one page of
which is shown a picture of
Christ upon the cross. It is a
Christ nude and pitiful, with on
ly a breech cloth about his loins.
This nude and suffering figure
has done more to spread Christ
ianity than all the bibles in the
world.
Where is the arist who could
depict Him covered with a toga I
from head to foot arid attain the
same impression of godliness? ;
In the holy precincts of the
Vatican of Rome there stands
the original nude figure of the
most perfect man—Apollo Bel
videre. And it has not contam
inated the morals of the Vatican.
I The nude figure is not immoral
sc lf-medita tiuns and violent outbursts
i temper, in a homo dominate by
such a man who for the iinag-;
ination of this exceptional, original i
and gifted child the type of male dom- j
ination of the world, the life of the
j heroine begins. Her early impressions
lof the* male* and the role lie plays in
! tin* world stick to her. They may be
[ever so modified or transformed thru]
jthe various stages of her experience,
1 hut they are there, and they are not (
i incorrect. She observes early in life
'that all the striking, interesting, won
jderful and adventurous thing? in the
world are done by men. All the pow
er in the world belongs to men. She
I arris early that the world revolves
j around the male. The work of the fe
male i,s tame. The male goes out in
bo the world; the woman is limited
,to the home. The female is created
to serve the male: Ihe male is aware
'of it and does not conceal’ it. As she
j grows older Rosalie learns to fear
the male. She is under no delusion
'concerning the muss of silly women.
THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
pu VICTOR NEUHAUS
sjbut it can be immodest and in
- decent, depending, in many in
l stances, upon the attitude of the
■ spectator. For instance, an
i oriental would be shocked to see
: the face of a woman while he
might not consider it improper
-for the rest of her body to be
' exposed. We see nothing im
r modest or suggestive in athletic
: young men gambling virtually
: nude in track and field meets, or
. boxing in the squared circle.
The human form is frankly
! displayed, almost undraped, up-
I on the bathing beaches. We see
nothing either immodest or im
■ moral in it. Yet the prudes re
; sent the display of such a scene
; upon the screen.
Nakedness is as natural and as
i moral among many uncivilized
I tribes as is dress in our modern
1 civilization. It does not cause
i immorality there else those
tribes would perish.
The prudery of the middle
■ ages, when people had no higher
' moral standards than the day,
lis dying out. It would be diffi
cult to prove that short skirts
and natty bathing suits and bvre
legs of modern dancers are de
moralizing the world. They arel
only outward manifestiations of
j the unconscious awakening of a |
sense for the beautiful that has I
not as yet learned to look upon !
(he human form divine with a j
pure spirit.
The world will never return
to the days of Hester Prynne.!
Hut it should hearken to ihe
words of the English queen who;
proclaimed:
“Honny soit qui mal y pence” j
(evil is who will thinketh).
If the moving picture industry,
as we call it, is to remain an rrt
|it must nevei* be censored by
i ignorant people who have no con-|
: ception of real art and who can-1
not see the trend of a higher affi
j finer sensibility toward vh' h
| modern life is progressing. T ie
j public can be counted upon to do
jits own censoring. It will reject
j what is immodest and immo al
but it will not brand as immo; al
the artistry of the nude.
Knowledge of the anatomy of
I the human body is no more i;n
-| moral than any other knowledge
we may acquire. As long as tle
arts repres«nt' things that are
beautiful and decent we find no
fault with them no matter what
methods they may use.
The anonymous prudes who
accuse the movies of contaminr.t-;
ing the morals of the country,:
would call a Shakespeare nasty i
and a Michael Angeio or a Ka-j
phael immoral. They would dcs
j troy some of the greatest works
of sculpture and painting and :
jfor no other reason than they 1
see in them only the nude and
not the soul of the artist who
has stripped his very being to
portray an ideal vision of a high
er perfection.
The nudes of all the arts have
never corrupted the morals or
j suggested a single evil thought.
1
As she beennu-s a young woman and
( aLcrs upon lior earner to compote with
men, to take her place in the world,
Ito do her own work, she makes out
lenitc a list «•!' the various types of]
men. She compares them with cats.
Ia me cat ; and the ones who appeared .
.-•* silly in love wen* tabby cats. She j
grouped the ugly ones in various;
j( lasses: The Cheshire cats, “The kind'
that grinned out of vacuous minds and
i\\ ho never could speak to u woman
\ Itliotit grinning"- -The Tomcats--":lie
! beastly ones with lecherous eyes that
{looked at you”—The Wild Cuts-—‘.lie
ciiis witli cruel and wicked faces."
[There is only one bearable kind—The
fro ray Cat- (as-she calls him,). The
j Stray Cat wild is seeking someone to
[mother him: wlm is lonely and for
saken. appeals to her. She convinces
(herself that' she halos the whole nude
.tribe. She—the beautiful, the intelli
gent. the highly talented and Strong-
Ax llled young woman—thinks she hates
the whole tribe.
(Continued on page 5)
Jewish Music
By MORRIS SAREMSKY
Calln, the son of
I .emu eh, named by
the bible was the
originator ot’ music,
“Father of all such as
play on the harp and
guitar” (Ivinov and i
l T gov) Genesis Cap.
IV-24.
Songs, timbrels and
li a r p s accompanied
our forefathers oh
1 tlioir wondering* pre
ceding the urmeil me:i into the
! field. The victors were greeted with
joyful" songs and cheerful music.
.Israel's cornets destroyed the ’.vails
«>C Jericho. King David may be con
sidered the originator of the national
music for the Hebrews. With' bis play
ing, lie banished the evil spirit from
King Sunl’i* Soul.
Very little is known of tie* char
acter of the Hebrew music of the tem
ple. What kind of songs melodies ami
instruments is not known but we do
know that the Hebrews had songs, in
struments, music on all festival solemn
occasions, an all eolbrgtlons in their
| homes and tliClr journeys. The songs
i were cheerful, religious, and patriotic.
The music of the temple must have
been very loud “When on the day of
atonement its strain passed through
| the chambers of the temple, they were
I heard iu the whole of Jerusalem and
all the people bowed in humble adora
i tion before the Lord.”
But with, tl»o overthrowing of the
j Jewish State, the Jewish music dis
i appeared. “The T.evites hung their
j harps on the willows of Babylon’s
streams.” and this has l>een said “How
should wo sing the song of the Herd
mi the soil of tin* stranger?’’
Tile Talmud (Yoina MS-n) tells 11s
Aigros the Levite.. living at the time
of the decadence of Israel's nationality
was (lie last skilled musician, who re-
I fused to teach ids art. When he sang
I his exquisite melodies, touching his
mouth with his thumb, and striking
j the string with his fingerd, Ids notes
transported by the magic power of bis
art ever.vlK.idy fell prostrate and wept,
j Since that time merry cheerful Jew
| isl, music want heard no longer. The
| years of Israel's wandering through
i lands and countries along ail endless
'thorny path, drenched with blood,
watered with tears caHed. Yenrsc of
doles originated an Other kind of
music. Music that, touches the heart
of every listener, melpdles with a long
drawn sigh. The music of the synagog
is not cheerful. it is pathetic.
The Jewlsii music explains-Ilie suf
fering of an insulted nation. The
Jewish people have originated a cheer
ful, jovial, music but could not possess
it “How should we sing on the soil
of the stranger?”
But a gleam of sunshine glides into
the Jewish nation and the time will
s»>. >ll come when jovial notes again will
lie heard among the children of Israel,
and the word of David will he veri
fied “Then our filled with
hi lighter and our tongue with singing.
(I’salms 12(1-2) ?
PROGRESS DESPITE HARDSHIPS,
IS “ICA’S REPORT FOR YEAR.
(Jewish Telegraphic Ageucy)
Loudon —The report of the Jewish ;
Association (ICA) for the
year 11)21, obtained'by the Jewish Tel
j (graphic Agency, emphasises the dc
j velopnicnt of the work <»C the Asocia
[ ti'.n in tiff* C. fry. where it has hitherto
; not been very prominent. The Argen
! line is, of cotirse, the country with
I which the name *lca” is generally as-
U*»ciated. Here tlio elTeets of the
economic cri-is in Europe made them
| selves fol r . daring the year. Encour
j aged hy their previous success inf cnl-
I tie-breeding, the Jewish colonists had
developed this branch of their netiv
j ilv on a large scale. In 11*20 they
had a groat many disapisdritinents to
I contend with, and in 1021 their losses
j were so great thatl they all are going
| buck to agriculture,
j Immigration to Argent in. - V from En- i
rope which had been suspended bur- i
' ing the war, was ro aimed. Nearly
! -i.OOO Imirngiants entered the country j
land a Immigrants’ Wcilfare commit- j
' tee was established in Buenos Aires, j
A particular. feature in the work in |
1 ilie Argentine lias been the develop- j
i ment of the cooperative movement i:i ;
the colonies.
Conditions in Brazil have been on
j the whole similar to those iiv Argon- I
lino. There, too. cattle-breeding prov
ed a failure, and the colonists are re- ,
i turning to agriculture.
Til the C. S. A. tlu» New York Trade
! School has increased the number of
its pupils. The Jewish Agricultural
and Industrial Aid Society, which was
i founded with the help of the lea. and
i:> devoting itself now more especial
ly to the encouragement of agriculture
j among Jews in the T T . S.. stablished a
; service to advance loans to the col- :
| enists, a Farm Labor Bureau, a Farm
Settlement Department, an Detention
Department and a Sanitation Depart-j
I ment.
The small settlement on the Isle of
Cyprus showed no change. *-
i In Turkey, the small agricultural
| colony of Or-Johuda, near Smyrna, and
| ether settlements, naturally suffered '
'from the disturbed political conditions I
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at— ' %
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At equally humane prices, \\v are displaying a line line of
men’s furnishings— I “everything a man wears except shoes.”
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Tlothing OT
(16 Sixteenth
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Bldg.
Now ready t«> show a new and most exclusive line of high-grade men's
furnishings and caps ever shown in Denver at moderate prices.
A Few Specials introducing the
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BILL SOBULE, Manager

Josephson’s Palm Theatre
3116 West Colfax Ave.
"IJJtOttJJfi JJSTJJTS
Friday and Saturday Nights, December 22 and 23rd.
“The Jewish Child”
11V D*H
■ ‘ ;yepx nys r« -frz tt
Special Extra, Sunday Night, December 2ilh
“The Jewish Priest”
4 Acts by Jacob Cordon
rta ip&pv* -ijn
i'-nx; z-T IV2-S -iyeps yaygfffflr*
Christmas Night, Monday, December 25th
“Hello, New York!”
Musical Comedy in 4 Acts
n ?
igisftf tys w
Wednesday Night, December 27th.
Broken Hearts
By Libia in Four! Acts
ijppß nv?e ;-s
Tuesday Night, January !ith, performance in honor of
Mrs. Anne Josephson
Reserve Your Seals by Phone Champa Hi 1:111
Admission, 40c ami 55c, Including War Tax
I obtaining there*. /
i In Palestine, cliiufitlc conditions and ;
:;he import of foreign flour, which has 1
jheen 0111 a large scale, because of the ;
(high exchange rate prevailing in the ;
country, are responsibly for tin* fact
! t«mt the agricultural results were not ]
as favorable as were expected. The |
wine industry suffered, as did all wine
producing countries. Orange-growing I
jen the contrary, is beginning to pay;
■ ;i> well as before 11 1<* war. In Petaeh
iTikwah the situation greatly improved,
jin other colonies the absence of rain ,
prejudiced the good results which wove.,
expected. Hut the colonists siiowed an
I increased activity and courage, and th'ei.
report pays high testimony to their,,
ability and hard work. I.
i The report contains no statement of .
; income and expenditure or of the ,
j financial standing of the Association. ]
! Subscribe for the “Jewish News.” i ]
The Jewish Hospital A>.oeiation
has definitely decided not to abandon
tin* iilan of building a Jewish Hospital
in Memphis. Tonn., lml to postpone the
i project: for twelve months, in order
Jo take advantage of any possible iin
i provemenl in conditions. Architects’
I plans as approved call for a ] $700,000
-true! lire, towards which OfM) has
been subscribed.
Miss Mabel Roberts, embraced Jndn
j ism as her religion at the Inst AVed
m ~day's session of Ihe Rabbinical Tri-
Imnal of J/«s Anodes. Itabbi S. M.
Neelies president. Rabbi M. Herman
an’il Rev. I). Cohen' assoeiales. After
she went through Jill tlie ceremonies
according to the ol<l ‘Jewish customs
arid traditions. Rabbi Neelies declar
ed her ji full fledged Jewess and gave
her the name “Sarah.” Refreshments
; were served and a general rejoicing
i held.

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