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<rw Published by The Jewish Outlook Publishing Co. Office: 622 B. and C. Building, P. O. Box 723. DENVER, COLORADO. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR Single Copies of This Issue, Five Cents NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND AD VERTISERS: Make all checks and money orders payable to the Jewish Outlook Pub lishing Company, Box 723. Entered at the Denver Postofflce as Second Class Mall. APRIL 6, 1906. JEWISH CALENDAR. 5666—1906. Sunday. Jan. 7 Fast of Tebet. Saturday, Jan. 27 .'. New Moon Sh’vat. Sun.-Mon., Feb. 25-26 . New Moon Adar. Saturday, Mar. 10 Fast of Esther. (Observed on previous Thursday.) Sun.-Mon.. Mar. 11-12. Purlm. Tuesday. March 27 .... New Moon Nissan. Tuesday. Apr. 10 Ist Day of Passover. Wed-Th. Apr. 25-26.. Rosh-Chodesh. [Omer.) Sunday, May 13 Lag-B’Omer (33ddayof Friday, May 25 New Moon Sivan. Wednesday, May 30... Ist Day of Pentecost. Sat.-Sun., Jun. 23-24.. New Moon Tammuz. Tuesday. July 10 Fast of Tammuz. Monday, July 23 New Moon Av. Tuesday. July 31 Fast of Av Tue.-Wed., Aug. 21-23 . New Moon Ellul. Thursday. Sept. 20. ... New Year (5667). EDITORIAL The Festival of Freedom turn to sadness. Millions of our brethren in Russia are terror-stricken and may be on the eve of history’s bloodiest massa cre which threatens to usher in the Greek Catholic Easter. Russian Chris tianity has shown us that it can piously adore the resurrection of a Jew and then calmly connive at the slaughter of myr iads of his kinsmen. If the holocausts of Kishineff, Gomel and Odessa recur, will the Christianity of the churches and of the nations of the world again main tain a diplomatic silence? The Festival of Liberty witnesses a large proportion of Jews in the tyranny of a slavery in comparison with which old Egyptian bondage was merciful kindness. Nor has the wave of anti- Jewish sentiment spent its fury in Rus sia ; it has swept over the world in con sequence of the momentum given it by Russia’s policy. If the treatment of the Jew is the test, as it is, of the humanity The joy of the coming Passover will this year THE JEWISH OUTLOOK of those among whom lie lives, there are not many communities which can claim a very high degree of civilization. And if communities be broken up into indi viduals and these individuals are ques tioned about their opinions of the Jew, the fewest will confess that they cherish toward him cordial good-will. There are Jews who tell us that these unvarnished truths should be screened, who, with oily servility and mock hu mility, affect to believe that the plain statement of facts will whet the ill-will of the Amalekites. They forget that never yet has injustice been overthrown by giving it shelter. They do not know that the only way to remedy a crying wrong is to expose it in all of its naked hideousness. The constant charge is repeated in learned books and re-echoed on the high ways and in the by-ways that the Jew is sordid and clannish, and that he de mands endorsement of his belief before he welcomes the fellow man as his equal. We can not hope to alter such accusa tions by silently submitting to them. They must be refuted manfully and openly. Our detractors must be made to see that they are in the thrall of the old tribal instincts and impulses of distrust and suspicion in spite of their profes sions of brotherly love. It is they who unconsciously, perhaps, build up the bar rier which is fatal to all frank anti friendly intercourse. No wonder that age-long sorrow has discouraged many of Israel’s valiant leaders and faithful followers; no won der that they advise a return to Zion as the only hope of salvation; that they hold that Israel’s spirit has been bent, if not broken, by the incessant plying of the taskmaster’s lash. Israel is sur rounded by Egyptian darkness. The Zionists would therefore surrender in the struggle with hatred and stake Is rael’s future upon the establishment of a petty nationality in Palestine, the prey of every grasping European power. Others, and they are the saving rem nant, have not lost heart or hope. They are convinced that Israel’s God is the God of freedom who demands untram meled liberty for all of 11 is children, wherever they dwell. Each recurring anniversary of Israel’s birthday strengthens in them the confidence that the time will come in the slow procession of the centuries when mankind will grad ually pass over from the darkness of slavery to the light of liberty. Nissim Bahar’s Appeal for Jewish Elective Representation. The Jews, especially the American Jews, have long felt the need for a real representative body. When our eminent co-religionists, Schift', Seligman, Straus and others re cently saw tit to interview M. Witte in behalf of Russian Jewry, a protesting voice immediately came from our midst, denouncing it as pretentious for any self-appointed committee to act as a representative of American Jewry. The Jewish press, although grateful to the named philanthropists, has often pointed to the necessity for a central body elected by the American Jewry, which alone could serve as the unim peachable spokesman for American Israel. The Jewish Self-Defence Association, wishing to organize a Jewish Congress, invited our organizations to send dele gates to a conference which was held in New York on January Ist. While our prominent men did not take part in this call, they nevertheless organized a conference of notable Jews from many states. They met on February 3d and 4th, with tiie same results as that of the pre vious conference, namely, they appointed a committee and decided to meet again. This conference also, as was to be ex pected, failed to satisfy our people, be cause it lacked popular representation. A real popular representation has been lately effected in the Jewish com munities of Boston and the state of Mas sachusetts. All Jewish organizations, such as lodges, synagogues, temples, clubs and societies, both of men and women, ortho dox, reformed and radicals, Americans as well as newly arrived immigrants, were welded into one large Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts. This fully representative, democratic or ganization is recognized alike by Jews and (Jentiles as the authorized spokes man for the Jews of the state. When each state in the Union shall have a similar federation, the presidents of which shall in truth represent Amer ican Jewry, then the Jews in this coun try can become a great force for their own benefit and the benefit of their per secuted brethren abroad. Our brethren are massacred in Russia, starved in Roumania, oppressed in other benighted countries; Russia discrim inates against Jewish American citizens, Turkey likewise; even in this blessed country, in the land of the free, the Jew is often made to suffer insults and worse. Let us therefore come together; let us organize; let us form in each state of the Union a federation; iti union there is strength.