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floor of a synagogue with their male compeers. With what happy satis faction must we then contemplate the condition of our women in America! To her are accorded privileges which bv divine right belong to her. She is the active spirit in benevolent institu tions and the life and light in every movement that elevates and improves Jewish life. Side by side with the stonier sex the gentle woman wor* ships God in our temples, and her be nign influence reaches out to all our institutions and organizations, find ing time and means, besides, to help our non-Jewish neighbors. We are proud of our women, and it is meet that she become aware of the fact that her standing is superior to Jewish women of other countries, that she may with modest pride declare: “Thank God, I am an American Jew ess!” Now, let our women keep up this standard and wield their beneficent influence over Jewish affairs, build up Jewish life among Jews, and make Judaism the crowning glory of our ex istence. Let. them dissuade their hus bands. brothers, cousins, friends and beaus from bringing them tickets to the opera, theater, ball or any enter tainment that would interfere with the Sabbath or holy-day services in our temples, evening or morning, and cause God’s Sabbaths to he sanctified. Let them particularly against the odious style of Friday night par ties. attending instead the services welcoming the Sabbath bride. Let them sweetly command with angelic persuasion that all who can devote reasonable time to the service of Goo and religion. Let them with firm positiveness determine that it is im proper and unnecessary to have Christmas trees and exchange among Jews Christmas presents. Children and grown folk who long for it be cause their neighlmrs have ft. can eas ily be taught that llanukah is the proper time for us to do what. Chris tians do on Christmas, and other mat ters too vast to dwell on that are con ducive to the welfare of Judaism, may they Ih* fostered and promoted by our women, by which bur sublime religion may derive untold benefit and God glory: so that all our affairs may announce in profound acclaim. “God hlrss the American Jewess!" The Making of a Religion “A country with forty religions and one gravy!” If tin* Frenchman who thus summed up his impression of American life were to visit us again. he would find that the art of sauce-making has considerably im proved, and is now capable of turning out a quite varied product. Also he would discover that the manufacture of new religions goes cheerfully for ward. There are at least several re cent additions which he might add to his list. For some reason the Amer ican mind seems to he unusually fer tile in this kind of invention. All over tin* world there must Ik* a good deal of sense of the inadequacy of existing religious institutions, and more or less men must speculate as to what re ligion might he. But the American is apt to have the courage of his con victions. and to manifest a large de gree of confidence in the operations of his own mind. When he conceives of the better thing that ought to he put in place of what exists, he generally sets to work to effect that transfer. When he has worked out a philosophy of life to his own satisfaction, he. is rather given to thinking that he has made an original discovery of the scent of the universe, and therefore lias found a rock on which he too can build a church so that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Now, so far as the multiplication of religious sects proceeds from a deep ening ethical insight or from revolt against further carrying of outworn philosophies, whether or not the pro cess is to be lamented, undoubtedly it will go steadily on. It may be the counsel of wisdom to remain within the old organization and work from that vantage point for the elimination of whatever is to be complained of. To many, at least, this will seem both the wiser and the more comfortable way. But to others this becomes at last impossible. They find the burden of conformity too heavy to bear. Eitlu r they voluntarily withdraw to attempt the formation of a new house hold of faith, free from such encum brance, or they speak their mind so plainly that they are forcibly ejected from their ancient spiritual habita tion. All this is incidental to the de velopment of the religious conscious ness, and there will be more of it in days to come. But, in so far as the making of now religions grows out of a persuasion thnt a new philosophy has been found or is about to be discovered, that will provide the world with an answer to its deepest intellectual problems. The progress of the age is rapidly putting an effective cheek upon that kind of adventure. The modern mind is bet ter protected from such overweening ambition than was the mind of earlier generations. Once, it is said, men undertook to build a tower that should reach up into heaven. The blue dome of the sky, just above the clouds, did not seem so very far away; and, if only they could build up to it. they might break through into the abode of the gods. So. while men had no adequate sense of the profundity of the myster ies by which they were surrounded, they were easily confident of con structing a philosophy whereby the whole of existence could t>p accounted for and explained. In later days we have climbed a taller height of knowl edge to look out over such gulfs of the unexplored and unknown, never dreamed of before, that we must now perforce abandon the idea of covering these spaces with any “scheme and plan” we are able to produce. This, perhaps, is the main lesson which “Pragmatism” brings to us; that we must, for the present, at least, give up hope of attaining the knowl edge which “understands all myster ies.” We have the faith which is a veritable part of ns. and which springs naturally out of the facts of existence ns they are known to us. That we can clarify and develop, and apply to the conduct of life. But still it is writ ten that “we know in part, ami we prophecy in part,” and still we must wait for perfect knowledge till “that which is perfect is come.” This is now being so strongly borne in upon the modern consciousness that lie who comes forward with a now view of the universe to expound is not likely to create more than a ripple of passing interest. Not. many new de partures in religion are likely to be thus successfully launched. * * * — The Christiini Register. OLDER THAN EGYPT. The prehistoric ruins of Mexico seen on the private train excursion leaving Denver January 28th via Colorado & Southern. Reservations should he made at once. T. E. Fisher. G. P. A., Denver. THE JEWISH OUTLOOK King Solomon and the Bees When Solomon was reigning in his glory, Unto his throne the Queen of Sheba came, (So in the Telmud you may read the story) Drawn by the magic of the mon arch’s fame, To see the splendors of his court and bring Some fitting tribute to the mighty King. Nor this alone; much had her highness heard What flowers of learning graced the royal speech; What gems of wisdom dropped with every word; What wholesome lessons he was wont to teach In pleasing proverbs; and she wished, in sooth, To know if Rumor spoke the simpl * truth. Resides the Queen had heard (which piqued her most) How through the deepest riddles he would spy; How all the curious arts that women boast Were quite transparent to his pier cing eye; And so the Queen had come—a royal guest— To put the sage’s cunning to the test. And straight she held before the mon arch’s view In either hand a radiant wreath of flowers: In one, bedecked with every charm ing hue. Was newly culled from Nature’s choicest bowers. The other, no less fair in every part. Was the rare product of divinest Art. “Which is the true, and which the false!” she said. Great Solomon was silent. All amazed, Each wondering courtier shook his puzzled head, MODERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Charles Building, Denver. Geo. LaMunyon, Manager. Winter term begins January’ 6th. 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Most learned liege, with such a tri vial thing!” And still the sage was silent; it was plain A deepening doubt perplexed the royal brain. While thus he pondered, presently he sees, Hard by the casement —so the story goes— A little band of busy, bustling bees. Hunting for honey in a withered rose. The monarch smiled and raised his royal head: “Open the window”—that was all he said. « The window opened, at the King’s command, Within the room the eager insects flew, And sought the flowers in Sheba’s dexter hand! And so the King and all tla* cour tiers knew That wreath was Nature’s, and the baflled Queen Returned to tell the wonders she had seen. My story tenches (every tale should bear) A fitting moral that the wise mav find In trifles light as atoms In the air Some useful lesson to enrich the mind— Some truth designed to profit or to please*— As Israel’s King learned wisdom from the bees! —John Godfrey Saxe. 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