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are several hundred of these women in Jeru salem, they prefer to live in the interior city, and as they are not too rich in worldly goods, they inhabit very narrow quarters, often without any windows, even in caves; if they are possessed of some means, in a car avansary, being a kind of an Oriental hotel. You may see them, their dresses gathered around them, a handkerchief resplendent in whiteness dangling from their girdles, an embroidered veil covering their white hair, running around in the courtyard, with a pail or broom in their hands, or carrying home some vegetables which they have purchased from the grocer, or some linen which they have laundered. They are always smiling, and a happy word is always ready to flow from their sered lips. Their rooms are very clean and neatly kept. They are satisfied with very little and their material wants play a very small consideration in their daily lives. Their whole time is occupied with the fulfillment of their religious duties, because it must not be forgotten that their main object is to gain paradise by acts of piety. They assist at marriages, circumcis ions, burials, and sermons. They go to the synagogues three times daily, to assist at the prayers, notwithstanding they understand very little of them, but they are satisfied and happy to mumble “Amen” after each bene diction. There they are behind the wooden tres sle-work which hides them from view, wedged in that small place, with their lean faces emaciated by suffering glued onto the wood and listening attentively. They are afraid they would miss one “Amen;” they count them religiously and would be exceed ingly unhappy if at the end of a day, there would be some "Amen” wanting to make up the requisite number. There are some who go even further in their religious mys tic zeal. Instead of assisting once at each of the three daily services, they stay in the synagogue as long as there are any wor shipers there. They arrive at the house of worship in summer or winter at five o’clock in the morning, they awaken the sexton, and go to their accustomed places without noise or fuss; they leave at nine o’clock, to come back at half past three in the afternoon and go home very late in the evening. To en hance the value of these religious duties these pious women fast every Monday and Thursday; this will insure them an extra pass to enter paradise. They impose upon themselves other hardships to gain the good will of God and be rewarded in heaven. They spin linen and make “Tzitziths” of the same, which they distribute gratuitously amongst the poor. They furnish cotton wicks for the lamps in the synagogues which they attend, they watch near the lying-in-women, help in the households where a marriage is to take place; and often are nurses of the sick. There is another act of piety looked upon as saintlier than any other, which these good old women undertake to accomplish. There exists in Jerusalem a wall called “Ko te] Maarabi,” “Wailing wall,” supposed to be a pitiful remainder of the temple of Solo mon. It is located in one of the vilest quar ters of the Musulman city. The neighbors of this glorious wall take great pleasure in deposing along it all the garbage and refuse from their households. During six days of the week this continues, but on Friday even ing and Saturday morning hundreds of Jews come thither to recite their prayers. It is necessary to clean the wall. The good old women are there to undertake the task and acquit themselves very graciously. They leave their houses on Friday afternoon about one o’clock and go to the wall armed with bucket and broom, and work with a will to THE JEWISH OUTLOOK remove the heap of filth and dirt from the neighborhood of the sacred wall. You ought to see them at work —it is certainly an im pressive spectacle. These small and frail human beings, bent by age, showing their bared arms, a white hood covering the head, moving to and fro with the movements of the arms, as they work the brooms with which they are armed. A stranger, not knowing what they are doing, might believe himself in the company of witches, but luckily he is not; they are only mild old women, who, between each stroke of their brooms, have visions of a happy paradise peopled with angels. The pavement being cleaned, our good devotees await the arrival of the faithful, who recite their prayers, and give the old ladies an cccasicn to repeat “Amen.” The prayers finished the latter take from under their garments a luscious lemon which they had hidden, they present it to the faithful, who thereupon return. One of them takes it and repeats a benediction, scratches the fruit with his finger nail, smells of it, and gives it back to the owner, the lemon is offered to the next one who goes through the same exercise. This lemon of such small value, is for these women a gold mine, because it affords them an occa sion to say “Amen” after the prayers of the faithful, and this “Amen,” pronounced be fore the sacred wall, has a special and par ticular value. To see these women so full of fervor convinced and animated by their simple faith, might even lead you to envy them their childish belief which makes them forget their misery ami the sufferings they have endured here on earth.—Reform Advo cate. THE B’NAI B’RITH BUILDING. The building committee of Denver Lodge No. 171, I. O. B. 8., informs us that the pro ject to erect a B’nai B'rith building in this city is being very favorably received by the members of the lodge. Subscriptions to the fund are now rapidly coming in and the committee feels very much encouraged and believes that the plan adopted will prove successful and that the object of having a B’nai B’rith home in this city within the time proposed will certainly be attained. The undertaking is one which the Out look believes is entitled to success and which has our hearty support. This building will become a center of Jewish activities — a place where the philanthropic work of the lodge will be more effectively conducted; the fraternal ties strengthened; the intellectual faculties developed. It is also proposed to look after the physical development of the Jewish youth by a well equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, etc. We learn that the Denver plan was heartily endorsed by the last District Grand Lodge convention at Cincinnati and the pres ident in his message referred to it in the following complimentary way: “Denver lodge, which seemingly is always a little in advance of her sister lodges, has taken practical steps looking towards the erection of a B’nai B'rith building in that beautiful city. Knowing the energy and en thusiasm of our Denver brethren, I have no doubt of the success of the enterprise, and I look to see Denver lodge the owner in the near future of an edifice that will be a credit to the city, the lodge and its members. 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