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The Jewish herald. (Houston, Tex.) 1908-1914, May 06, 1909, Image 6

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Published Weekly by the
C16 Fannin Street
Phone 5333
Subscription 150 per year
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j ust reach the oifice not later than
Wednesday at 6 p m
Entered as second class matter No
vember 20 1908 at the postoffice at
Houston Texas under the Act of
March 3 1879
To our friend in Boston We here
by lelegate Fate to a back seat She
has led you astray
Houston Lodge I O B B sent a
check to New Orleans for 51000
When our societies make a noise like
a check everybody is willing to lend
Jewish ministers will find no great
er help in their work than the Jew
ish newspaper and they should en
deavor to have one read in every Jew
ish home Am Isreaelite
Contrary to our announcement two
weeks ago we will continue as a week
ly publication As we are only hu
man we have the right to change our
minds our dress and our make up
And even Houston has a Jewish
newspaper remarked dne of Texas
most beloved Rabbis one whom we
hold In high admiration Yes my
dear Doctor Houston has a Jewish pa
per and it also has two Synagogues
and two Rabbis Dont be envious my
good friend we will give your city a
Jewish paper too eer long Just be
patient a little longer
Some Jewish newspapers are real
fiendish yes ghoulish The Ameri
can Isiaelite for example It crows
because a paper in a distant land has
discontinued publication or a weekly
ette contemplated changing to a
monthly We had no idea we hurt you
so much but since we have succeeded
so admirably it gives U3 encourage
ment and we take a new lease on life
and will continue as heretofore only a
little more dressed up
Congregation Beth Israel has taken
a step towards the advancement of
Judaism At the annual meeting on
Sunday afternoon it was decided to
discontinue the School on Sunday and
hold it on the Sabbath Some of the
membeis objected on the grounds of
unnecessary work on the Sabbath
They should not look upon the dis
seminating the word of God as work
but as a labor of love Nor is the
Rabbis vocation considered contrary
to the law and he has always been en
gaged on the Sabbath Nevertheless
it dispels any fear of doing away with
the Sabbath and observing Sunday as
is done in so many of our large bright
er and uptodate communities
Rabbi A D Price
In the midst of success there is fail
ure in the midst of life death The
brightest beams of sunshine often end
in darkness In the midst of joy there
is giief in the midst of love hatred
The pleasant paths of peace are
oftimes haunted by the dread spectar
of war Thou shalt not kill is the
message the Jews gave to the world
yet men fight and die in fighting from
the cradle to the grave Let peace
rule all the earth sings the poet yet
thousands of times
The muffled drums sad roll has beat
The soldiers last tatoo
And the grass on many an awful bat
tlefield died red with human blood ha3
nodded appealingly to heaven
Nation shall not lift sword against
nation says the Holy Writ yet war
riors live and die armies and navies
survive and perish the ears df the
world are stunned by the din of bat
tle and the pages of history passed
and present tell of horrors beyond the
imaginative power of Dante Assured
ly this is an era of progress Intel
lecually the world is vastly better
than it was in the long ago General
morals have impioved certainly our
laws are justly made financially and
economically the nations of the earth
are on a better basis but in the midst
of all this good there is evil The
sword and cannon still remain do
mestic tioubles are adjusted with the
utmost ease but to settle disputes be
tween nations the ten commandments
are repealed moral law is suspended
might is made right and multitudes of
men like brutish beasts engage in con
flict that turns them into daring de
mons who respect neither freedom
or civilization nor decrees of heaven
Now that a firm equitable just ad
ministration has been established in
the Holy Land there has been such
an influx of Jews into Palestine that
what was but a short time ago Uto
pian even to the enthusiastic Zionist
is today being more than realized A
Jewish company with a capital of 10
000000 has been formed to supply Je
rusalem and adjacent towns with light
heat and power to replace the anti
quated water supply system with ad
equate uptodate water works An
electric tramway has been started in
Jaffa The growth of the agricultur
al colonies in the rural districts has
surpassed expectations The products
of the vineyards orange groves figs
date palms and pomegranates have
been marketed in far distant countries
at a good profit It is noteworthy
that the Khedive of Egypt obtaihs
most of his wines and grapes from
these Jewish agricultural colonies in
Palestine the products of Rishon el
Zion being held in particularly high
esteem Grain of all kinds Including
rice a cereal unknown in the ancient
days of Palestine cdtton and silk
have been successfully exploited The
Herzlwald a grove of olive trees
planted as a memorial to the depart
ed Zionist leader Dr Herzl is con
tinually growing
Mention The Herald whehpatrohiz
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