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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
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Jewish Calendar
5683-1(78
New Year's Eve Frl., Sept. 22
Tlshrl 1 New Year 1st day 1T _, Sat... Sept 2*
Tlshrl * New Yrnr 2nd day 1....-...U. l....8nn.f Sept. 24
Ti.hr 1 10 Yoin Klppur — - ~ Mon., Oct S
Tlshrl 18 Succoth (First Day) — ..—Sat Oct J
Tlshrl IS Succoth (Second Day) - Sun. Oct. 8
Tlshrl 22 Succoth (Last Dayt—(hltulnl. Atnereth. ..Sat., Oct. 14
Tlshrl 23 Simccliath Torali — —.—8un,, Oct. 15
Cheshvnu 1 Rosh-Chodesh Cheshvan - Mon. Oct. 28,
Killer 1 1 Rosli-Chqdesh Klslov- +-bf-f-v-l , .,.,-Tuaa, Nov. 21
Klalcr 25 ijreastn Dedication i!.— Dec. 18
Tebet 1 Rosh-Chodesh Tcbeth .Wed., DSC, 20]
1>ht 10 Fast o Tebet li - --.Jrl, Dec. 20!
Bh’vat 1 Rosh-Chodesh Shelmt i.Thurs., Jan. 18
Adar 1 Rosh-Chodesh Adar —Satc-Feb 17
Adar 14 Ihirtin (Feast o( Bather FrL. March 2
Nissan 1 Rosh-Chodesh Nlssn Sun., March 18
Nissan . .18., . I’assuver U‘reach 1 — —■ -a 2— Sum, AoriLl
Nissan Rl Passover (Secohrt Day) —-*.*-*-—...Mftn."Apm 2
Nisanii - 21 -Passover fScvprttmiay) • _.......'..:._r..—_— .:—."....:.Sat. AprlF7
Ntasaji 22 . Passover .(JOiahtk Ilayt— ».c—. Sun„.-Aiu41.«
I rat 1 Rosh-Cliodcsb Iyar .Mon., April 10
Irar 18 Ian; bonier -Frl., May 4
81 van 1 Rosh-Chodesh Klvan Wed , May 10
81 van 0 Shahouth (First Day) la ..-..Mfcv, May 21
Slvan 7 Shaboutb (Second Day) " -*Ws., May 22
Tnmmuz 1 Rosh-Cliodcsb Tammua Fri., June IS
Ah 1 Rosh-Chodesh Ab. -Sit, | July 1«
Ah » Fast of Ab .'.2. !8lm„ July 22
EDml 1 Rosh-Chodesh Elul Uli liid f ** Qn '' Au *- 13
Ellul 29 New Year’s Ere. a.!.—Hon., bept. 10
EDITORIALS
Fascism is inherently reactionary. Never the less, it may
well be, in the disordered state prevalent thruout Europe since
the war, that Fascism has saved Italy certainly, and Europe prob
ably, from Bolshevism. We confess, as between the two, a con
siderable preference to Fascism. It would seem that the Italian
people have voiced their preference in no uncertain terms'. We
believe it a difficult matter for us, here in America, to properly
evaluate either fascism or any other political or industrial cult
in the European mallstrom. What is reactionary ip Itply might
well be moderately radical in America. Many of the' Jewish papers
see in Lignor Mussolini’s rise to power another blow at the liberty
of the people in general and a menace to Jewish liberty in par-'
ticular. ’ 1
It is well in these periloOs'tilhifs to keep an even keel, to hold'
ode’s intellectual equilibrium and poise. It- is not weM-hobe 1 overly
suspicious; to see, or profess to see, in every new movement some'
new and dangerous menace to our people. We believe the Jews
of Europe are beset with real evils; their lot is none too free from
imminent or threatened trouble.
The Polish Fascisti injure Jews in Posen and £alowits, the
Jewish population thruout Poland are in terror of Fascisti aggres
sion. The Bavarian Fascisti are issuing circulars headed by
Adolph Hitler, called the Bavarian Musalini containing un-heard
of accusations against the Jews and inciting the population to vio
lence against them. It is evident we are facing an uncertain
future, a quota of misery that does not exist as some ihpist, in a
fevered imagination or over harried nerves of a two susceptible
and hypersensitive class of publicists.
THE AMERICAN PRO-FALASHA APPEAL FOR THE
EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS REHABILITATION OF THE FALASHAS IN ABYSSINIA.
Who and what are the Falashas? The appeal now being
circulated, calculated to raise the modest sum of $85,000.00, tells
us that the Falashas of Abyssinia are a tribe of Hebrews, sep
arated from their brethren over two thousand years ago, have
lived precariously, ever since, in the desert wastes of Africa be
tween the Red sea and the Nile. Have through the passing cen
turies retained their Jewish faith and ceremonials, and this, in
the face of wars and disease and poverty which have deciminated
the population repeatedly. Not every long ago they numbered
200,000, they number now about 50,000. In recent years a pesti
lence wiped out thousands of families and conversions to Christi
anity have reduced their numbers materially. Prof. Jacques Fait
lovich of the University of Geneva after many expenditions into
Africa brought back a comprehensive report on what remains of
the two and a half tribes of Judea. Racially the Falashas are
Jews although Jiving in. Abyssinia they have a different historical
development. Their skin, only slightly dark and their features,
regular and finely cut proclaim them distinctly non-African. Their
name Falasha, a sur name given to them by the natives, means
exiled immigrants. They call themselves Beta Israel (The House
of Israel and claim to be the offspring of the stock of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob.
The purpose of the present appeal is both educational and re
ligious. It is desired by those interested, as indeed by the Falashas
themselves, to counteract this proselytizing and to encourage the
Falashas in their efforts to remain steadfast to their ancient faith.
It is realized that education, both religious and non-secular, is the
key to the situation.
Here, then is an appeal that can not help but succeed, for no
real American Jew can fail to respond to the wonderful history
of the Falashas. Nothing more romantic is known in the history
of the Jewish people. If for no other reason, the Falashas must
lie perpetuated as a Jewish community merely as an example of
the unquenchable fire of Judaism, that continues to burn thru
the ages in spite of isolation, poverty, war, disease, proselytizing
and ignorance.
THE FASCISTI
OPINIONS
PenOnal, Local, National, International
general trend ot the
world today la toward
, greater honesty. People
T
would rather be honest than
tricky. Honesty means well
being, harmony, order, method.
Dishonesty is chaos. (We do
not include in this discussion
those of criminal tendency. We
speak only of those who enjoy
some respect of society.) Dis
honesty, under ordinary conven
tions, is weakness of character
that tnay be in the stage of de
velopment. Children, therefore,
are unreliable, especially if they
have an active imagination. This
weakness, if we may call it such,
may extend into the age of ma
turity or until the character has
assumed a more pronounced de
gree of firmness.
Straightforwardness is retard
ed ?o long as honesty is consider
ed the best policy or even a desir
able virtue. It was Jean Jacques
Rousseau who knocked this con
ception into a cocked hat with his
treaties, “Contract Social.” He
was the first to place our social
relations upon an honest, busi
ness-like basis.
The theory that “I must not
Steal from you if I expect you to
respect my property rights” can
be more easily understood than
any abstract, moral teachings. It
is as plain to the illiterate and
to the undeveloped mind as it is
to the highly educated and
mature.
The realisation that honesty
safeguards one’s own, personal
interests makes it a comer stone
upon which society may safely
build. The structure it rears
must endure.
To deliberately lie or to with
hold a truth to gain a personal
advantage is dishonest. But t >
he Considerate of the'feelings of
others by avoiding the* proclaim
ing of a fact may be a virtue
rather than a crime.
Honesty is the result of mathe
matical correctness. It must be
methodical. In business, it is
built upon system.
People who pay their bills
promptly are generally consider-
NAZIMOVA SAYS SHE WAS "HORRIFED" TO LEARN SHE WAS A
JEWESS
In the current issue of *‘Tlie MO*
clou Picture Classic," u popular movie
“fan" magaaiuo, Naziiuovn, in un auto*
biographical interview, admits of her
Jewish descent, but with extreme re
pugnance. When her father iirst told
her that she was a Jewess, on the oc
cusion when be was bringing her homo
from a boarding school, she was hor
rified ; then sice saw some of her breth
ren on the train se was traveling on,
and the sight of thesd benighted peo
ple, with their, ejaculations in a
tfrungc, harsh language, sickened) her
almost to fuiuting. Up to) this day
she confesses, she lias not altogether
forgiven her father for ills revelation
of tier ancestry. It had Interfered too
tnueji with a whoie-hearted admiration
for the Catholic creed iu her young
days, iit course, in her years of ma
turity such things as religions do not
play a role with lier ; internationalism
—nnd pmrriage to Charles Bryant—
has given her conscience freedom, hut
we are stiil not a poplar subject with,
her. We can at least refrain from
making ourselves so conspicuous in
politic*, is. the final advice she vouch
safes us.
This is the actress Who gained her
first success in New York on the Hast
Side, who was practically made by
Jewish admirers pf Her Ibsen) in tlie
days of her stage artistry; whose chief
staring vehicle in Russia and Amer
ica was a sympathetic tale of a Jewish
girl. \ye are very tolerant, of artists
who have prejudice against us: but it
goes against the grain to have such
prejudice emanate from one of our
own, and one ,wl»oiu we have carefully
nurtured to fame.
The Denver Jewish News is supplied by the Jewish Tele
graphic Agency (Jewish Correspondence Bureau) with cabled and
telegraphic Jewish news, in addition to feature articles and cor
respondences from all important Jewish centres. Inquires regard
ing news items credited to this Agency will be gladly answered if
addressed to Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 114 Fifth Avenue. New
[York City.
THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
By VICTOR NEUHAUS
ed honest, from a commercial
standpoint *o matter how tricky
they may be otherwise. Com
merce depends more upon relia
bility than upon honesty. The
usurer enjoyes a better credit at
the bank than does the honest,
struggling artist whose tempera
ment makes him an uncertain
risk.
Honesty depends greatly upon
outward conditions. We have a
right to expect greater honesty
from the rich and powerful than
can be asked of the poor and
weak.
Persons who are pillars of hon
esty may, under adverse circum
stances become thieves. Condi
tions alter cases. The man who
is able to honestly gratify his
every whim is not subjected to.
the temptations which beset the
way of the unfortunate who
must toil and scheme to assuage
the cravings of an empty
stomach.
Whole nations that have had
the respect and admiration of
the world for their integrity may
sink to the lowest levels of crim
inality. We should never expect
honesty from a slave. It is equal
ly futile to expect honesty from
persecuted, starving people who
have no moral obligations to so
ciety which ignores their funda
mental moral rights or that un
written social contract of Rous
seau.
This explains why it is that
people of some of the European
countries, whose very existence
is endangered every hour and
who can only survive by their
cunning and trickery and by
hood-wirfking their persecutors,
do not possess or cannot possess
that degree of honesty to which
the Anglo-Saxon race, under free
and just government is aspiring.
Honesty in business and out
depends upon reciprocity. It can
give no more than it receives. It
is impossible to be honest while
one is living among thieves.
The world, after all, enjoys
more honesty than it deserves,
thanks to religious teachings. II
receives more than it gives.
Only ii few years ago we were talk
ing to Xußimovu, and our was
Hie Jewish girl of the East Hide o
New York; her crudity In dress, her
terrible coiffures- ((tubbing was not in
style then,) and her luck of taste In
general. And Xazimova entile to the
girl's defense, very quickly, and als *
was very quick to deny the implica
tion that Jews were less roll mil in cer
tain traits than other people. Hhe
said at that time:
“The crude dreses the gir's wear,
the cheap jewelry and all those things
that are pointed out as the sins of the
-East Hide <Jirl—are they, not just an
offering to the girl’s hunger? Elio* East
Hide girl is hungry, perhaps not phys
ically hungry, but hungry for all tha
her imagination pictures, for all tha.
the stage, tin* novel, tin* screen tell her
exists in life. She wants to have these
tilings: she craves* for them, and can
you blame her if, when she cannot ob
tain these things actually, she take !
the imitation. There is hunger in every
woman's heart for certain tilings and
it must be uppeased. The East,' Hide
girl satisfies her craving in the fashion
possible to her: the rich girl appeases
it In away opened to her by circum
stances. They do not differ essentially.
As far ns the supiiosition that Jew.;
have an inherent trait of bad taste in
their eluiraeter—l do not believe it.
Then* may be a leaning towards over
dressing or a too showy exhibition of
gems and golden trinkets among tin*
Jews, but tltis is due to the oppres
sion that the. Jews have been subjected
to in the past. Forbidden all paths,
shut out from ul soeitil doors, the
natural instinct for attracting notice
hud to find an outlet. It found it in
a too great neeentuation on personal
adornment.
The Origin of the Hebrew
Drama
By MORRIS SAREMSKY
The Song of Songs
mid tli* Book of Jol>
may be considered
tlic first Hebrew
dratunh. vilie only ,
question tlmt arises
is which of the two
first. Tal- g
mud (Balm Bn a re, I
14b ami 14a) cites I
thnt Moses wrote his |
nnn hook and the
own book ami the
section concerning Ballaam, No. 22-2-
I*3-0, and Job. Hezckiah and his com
pany wrote Isalali, Proverbs, the Song
of Songs and Kohcleth. The moderns
arc quite divided in dating the books.
When was Job written? Some say in
tile seventeenth century, close upon the
fall of the Northern Kingdom. Some
say in the sixteenth century, during
the Babylonian Exile. Some say in the
tifth century, after the Exile nnd im
mediately before the appearance of the
l’Hcst Code. But everybody does agree
that the story of Job is not a reality,
but is only a dramatic subject. Whether
it was ever produced and placed on
the stage, is not known.
The earliest Hebrew dramu of whose
date we have certain information, be
longs to the seventeenth century. Its
composition is un interesting incident
in the Jewish social life. The cir
cumstance under which it was produc
ed is worth-while explaining. Menaslie
!m*ii Israel was a young Ha bid in Am
sterdam (Holland), and he co-operated
with the leaders of the Jewish com
munity to establish a Hebrew school.
T ,iis school was especially for the Mnr
rons (Anusim), who desired to return
to Judaism but could not read Hebrew.
In this school studied the well-known
philosopher Boruch Hpinoza. The head
of I he school was a young fellow, Moses
Zacut. famous as a mystic. This Moses
Zat*nt was tin* author of dramas writ
ten Ih Hebrew, language. Moses Clittylnl
Lusxatto, also a mystic, wrote plays in
Hebrew. Both Xu cut and Lusxatto
wrote their* dramas in Amsterdam, as
at lhat period Amsterdam was the cen
ter of a national and literary move
ment. The Jews of Amsterdam wen*
very slow in adopting the Dutch lan
guage. and the Spanish language was
Umhl. Zacut by writing these dramas
In Spanish would probably have insult
ed the Holland nation, and so he wrote
them In the Hebrew language. The in
teresting part of it is that Zacut nnd
Lusxatto were devoted to dramaturgy
when they were young nnd became
mystics when they wore old.
Tlio Talmud was against the theatcT,
uud for tlds rcusou we do not find
murli alsiut dramas in the Taluiudicul
period. In some prayer l>ooks, we find
prayers to recite every inorniug on en
tering tin* synugog. such us, “I give
tluiliks to Thee. O Lord my God and
God of my fathers, that Thou hast
placed my posit inti among those who sit
in the house of learning and tlie house
of prayer, and did not <*nst my lot
iiaiong those who frequent theater and
circus.” (Talmud Yeruslialiua >.
It is siqicrlliious to quote the opinions
scattered through early Jewish litera
ture in which the theater is denounced.
The objection to the theater was that
attendance at shows was an idle wustc
of time, and there, could always be
found 1 letter things to occupy the time.
This probably was the only reason that
the Tulmudicul authorities did not ap
prove theaters. But times arc chang
ing, und the modern drama of today
is not u waste of time but a great moral
teaching to its listeners.
‘Tlmt In hot nn inherent trait of
character. It Is an Imposition of cir
cumstance.”
When XaaltnovA spoke the foregoing
she was an artist, engrosed In her
'work, earnest. Idealistic. Today she
lias sold her talent in the most miser
able fashion to the movies and became «
nn ingenue movie star. And in the
bloated publicity and crude popularity
which is the movie star's reward and
bane there has been evolved u Nazi- I
inoVa who Is addicted by what, is cot- (
hspiialty known as “swelled-hoad.’* (
Madanm Alla is reigning on air and is a
possessed of a giddy disregard for t
everything hut caprice. Perhajw under ,
I these circumstances Mrs. Bryant can- <■
not he lield responsible for what who >
says.—Hebrew Standard. I
•' t
Louis Mursliall and Felix M. War- |
burg tendered a dinner last Thursday ,
evening at the Hotel I’ennsylnvniu to ,
the iHomlMMs of the s|H»cial commission ,
headed t»y Dr. Lee K. Frankol whol
- returned from their investiga
tion of Ktiyopean Jewish conditions on I.
Itelialf «»f the Joint Distribution Coin- I
mitre and the American Jewish Belief j
Committee. At this fiiction Dr. Frankel,
gave a detailed and intimate account j
of Ids trip last summer. He expressed
himself as distinctly hopeful about the i,
existing situation.
Arthur Maude, who wrote the stories j
for the Tri-Art productions. “The Beg
gar Maid” and “The Bashful Suitor.” j
is to make some more two reelers;
based on famous paintings.
Start Your Fiscal Year
with an account
in the
UNION STATE BANK
OF DENVER
17th at Arapahoe St.
Josephson's Palm Theatre
3116 West Colfax Ave.
"ljJDKJJfi
Friday and Saturday Nights, Dec. 29 and 30th
“The Talmudical Scholar”
By Emlotorrfnk) In Four Acts
Tina na^ 1 nn
;it ;ycpB iye aiysy 1 ? yiwany-irsv. g
Sunday Night, December 31
“The Damaged Children”
4 Act* Melodrama by W. Slccl
-le-irp yo&ojjajpp
byro.n H"2 }ya~K nys ;-w w;t<-.n<Sye yea^ygn
New Year’s Night
“The Jewish Heart”
In 4 Acta by J. Lotelnee
. psn
-lyr-anS.* pa lyepw nyc P« w
Wednesday, January 3rd
The Jewish King Lear
4 Acts by Jacob Gordon
.i jr 1 ? 3’jjjp njjjyjji’s -ijh
p-ns; ;pjp pc jycptt -IjTBt'K lV-2 yuiwtya’H
Tuesday Night, January 9th, performance in honor of
Mrs. Anne Josephson
Reserve Your Scats by I’hooe Champa 1943-R
Admlwdon, 40c ami 3.1c, Including War Tax

I THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT
DR C. MARKEL
Formerly with the Jewish C’onsmuirtIves’ ltelief Society Sonitoriuui, ;
has opened office* for private practice at
Suite 601-602 Majestic Building
Office Phone Main 4942
j Residence 1720 Julian street $
• Residence Phone Champa 2157 .1 January 1. l.*_.»
"LADIES’ CU CLUX” FORMED
A recent special dispatch from Co
lumbus, Ohio, to The Cincinnati En
quirer says that the Ohio Secretary
of State, Henry C. Smith, lius la-on
asked tp grant Incorporation papers to
the "Ladies’ Cu Clux Clan of the State
of Ohio.” The purpose set forth in
clude the education of women in the
science of government and history of
tin- United States and "to incluente in
them American ideals anil American
principles und to contribute funds to
orphanages and religious and similar
deserving institutions.” The head
quarters are to la* located at Cleveland.
The organization is described us
"perpetual.” Seven Trustees elected
'arc T. C. Hurelield. Ardmore, Okla.; S.
'it. Rarelleld and Mrs. S. It. I tare Held,
I Henderson. Texas : Z. J). Ford, Toledo,
land Mrs. A. Ilender. Kile (itiyer and K.
j (layer, Dayton. Ohio. The Secretary
of State has held the application for a
{charter in abeyance.
GOD AND I
' 1 pluck an liroru from the Rieon
jswjml, and hold it to my cur : and tills
•is wliut it says to me: “By and by I
I will furnish shade for the cuttle. By
iiikl by I will provide warmth for the
homo lit the pleasant lire. By aihl by
I will be shelter from the storm to
those who have gone under the roof.
By and by I will be in strong ribs of
the great vessel, aud the tempest will
beat against me in vain while I carry
men Across the Atlantic.” Oh, foolish
little ucrou, wilt thou be all this? Hark,
sind the acoiyi answer: “Yes; God and
I.”—Bynum Abbott.
According to Equity there Is si boom
under way in the film industry. One
report states that nearly 100 units
were at work in California a short
time ago.
Mr. Emerson believes that the dan
ger of competition from abroad -if
such ever existed —is now past. He is
also skeptical us to the value of Amer
ican films in Europe. He considers
that they are a bad influence because
they spread the 100 per cent A inert
inn doctrine of “hustle.” Says he: “I
can conceive of nothing more terrible
—nothing more certain to take from
living all that remains of its grace
and charm and leisurely aesthetic en
joyment—than the plastering upon Eu
rope of all the things that are grayest
and dullest aud most stultifying in
[the life of America.”

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