Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1947-12-12, page 01
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MrsSf-"'"""" ^^ CHRONICLE llWJ/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community'^/^^^ Vol, 2i>, No. 48 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, DBCBMBEH 12, 1947 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals Plain Talk A MATTER OF SELF RESPECT BY AL SEGAL With no dinparnf^ninent of OhriHtiiia.s, which In n very Rood holiday, t<M>, I Nhoiild like <n point out the nierlt.s of Clinnukiih. Christmas has been Impinging all around us for a month al¬ ready, and only a most Impervious and protected .lewiah child can remain unaffected by its gentle implication. Christmas in all the shop windows! Chrlstmasy pieces in the newspapers! "White Chrisfmas" on the radio practically every night! If I had control over my grandchildren—(and what grandfather has much, if any¬ thing, to aay in the management of his grandchildren?)—I wouldn't warn them against the influence of Christmas or otherwise try to soque.ster them from this annual folkway. After all, it's good for all children to know one of the social decencies, even if it comes only once a year and even if it is special to one of the religions. And it's good toward Jhe brother¬ hood for children to know something of the religion of their neigh- . bors. 1, myself, am not unaffected by the significance of the season. With not the least effort of religious con.science 1 ex¬ change the appropriate greeting and, in fact, wish my neighbors a good Christmas all the year 'round—from Dec. 2.") to Dec. 25, that is. By that I subtly imjily my hope that they will keep every day in the year the charitable impulses that move them at this season. Yet 1 feci griped to hear of .Tc^vish families that make much of Olirlstuias and nothing at all of Clianukiih. It's all right to share with the iidghbors their celebration of good will on earth and the hope of pejicc, but there's .something'lacking of self-re¬ spect In those who do not appreciate their oivn lovely Kplrltuiil treasures. However rich tlujir houses may be, they are the piti¬ fully i»oor of spirit, the poor whose empty souls can find no food except cninibs they gather from their neighbor's adundnnce. British Forces Withdraw from Tel Aviv; MobiHzation Call Issued by Haganah! BV BEUIy CORALNIK (.ITA Correspondent) .IKKUSALBM, Dec. 12 — All British police units will be with¬ drawn from Tel Aviv Dec. 15 and ¦Jewish police will take over re¬ sponsibility for the maintenance of order in an area containing nearly half the .lews in Pales, ine, it was officially announced this week. Meanwhile, the .sound of gun¬ fire has been lieard almost con¬ tinuously in the Tel Aviv-.laffa area for several day.s. On one lowed on the heels of charges day alone 11 .lews, two Britons, I l)y the Haganah Ihat at least and three Arabs were killed. two of its men were killed by The area in which .Jewish po- British police while they were defending Jewish positions on lice will" take over next IVIon day includes Tel Aviv and its suhurlis, bounded by the towns of I'etach Tlkvah, Ramatb Can and Bnei Brak. No mention was made of the evacuation of Brit¬ ish troops, many of whom have lieen stationed in the battle area between Tel Aviv ;uid .Jaffa. The official announcement fol- A few years ago I discovered one ot these poor. I was attend¬ ing a party at which a Jewish lady of means and considerable local prominence also was a guest. After the cocktails had circulated awhile, she addressed herself to a certain gentleman (not Jewish) whose historic fam¬ ily connection dated back to the Mayflower beginnings of the na¬ tion. "How I envy you, Mr.—," she exclaimed., "What for?" " "your backgi-ound, Mr.—! Your history! You family's prominence in big affairs through so many years! Your important name! There's so much in having back¬ ground." Another sip at his martini seemed to fortify the embarras¬ sed gentleman enough to give her a devastating reply. "Mrs.-," he replied, "may I tell you how much I envy your own deep, im mense background; your great history! The courage ot your peo¬ ple's religious convictions that has kept them alive for 2,000 years! "your prophets! Your Old Testament: Mrs.—, you have a much deeper background than mine." The lady let out her confusion in deep blushes. She managed finally: "Thanks, Mr.—. I hadn't thought of that." Her self-respect seefned for the moment replen¬ ished. It seems to me that to make much of Chrlstma.4 and pot to appreciate Chanukah is to con¬ fess the spiritual ijoverty ot this lady. Goodness gracious, Chanu¬ kah commemorates a hero story much more significant than "The Lone Ranger" which we let our kids listen to every evening; as big in universal history as the American struggle for liberty on account of which many ladles and gentlemen are proud to be known as Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution; as be¬ autiful as any of the moral vic¬ tories in which men laid down , their lives -for ideals. What a proud occasion can be mode of this during the elgbt days of Cbanukoli in Jewish homes-'an occasion With all the pride that the Sons of the American Revolution feol every Feb. 22, when. In tjills and white ties, they assemble at dinner to celebrate CTeorge Washington and all their other heroic fore¬ fathers. Yes, we were the first to put in writing the idea of religious liberty—one of the Four FVeed- oms—and our forefathers wrote it with their blood. Their pride in this caused them to ordain their descendants that the Chan¬ ukah lights were so' to be placed that they would be visible from thi?. outside, that the passerby would know their pride. The passerby might say: "This is the home of a Jew. He is celebrating with lights a victory of his spir¬ it. It happened long ago that he won a victory for religious lib¬ erty but the man keeps on cele¬ brating it even to this night." And what if the passerby doesn't understand the meaning of the candle light.'! in the win dow? Maybe he will say: "This is the home of a Jew and what tor is he burning candle lights on his window sill? You just can't understand the Jews." That would be all right,, too. For the fort^a,thors It ^vns enough that the candles burned for the sJike of one's self-respect, They were the projection of one's Inner light and to have Inner light is enoui^i even If. the jms- serby didn't tlnderstJlnd, Dr. Gordon Receives Tribute From Schonthal Center Board; Rudy Klemperer is Re-elected A fitting tribute to a fine man was made last week. Dr. E. ,1. (Joitlon, who served as president of thp Sclutnthal Cen¬ ter from 1!):I0 lo '4(1, was honored during the annual meeting of Ihe Center Board Tliui*sday, Dec. 4. He was jiresenled with a large portrait of himself—a tribute on behalf of the Board-—for his man.v years of faltliful, devoted service (o the Center and to_the ,Iewlsli community. The portrait will be hung In I the Center's "Hall of Honor" ^jS^SI,'? along with those of ,Ioseph and l3lj,*^- -S^ Hermino Bchonthal (Its found- "^^^ ers), and E. ,1. Schanfarber, who served as president of the ,lew- ish Welfare Federation from lOS.'M.'I. The presentation to Di-. Gordon was made by ,lustln lj. Sillman, a member of the Board. Rudolph J. (Rudy) Klempei'er was reelected president; Harry Gilbert, Allen Gundershelmer and David Goldsmith, vice presi¬ dents; Rose Sugarman. Sec'y; Jo¬ seph Basch, treasurer.' Dr. Cor- <lon was named honorary chair¬ man of the Board. Others who were named to the board: Robert Blashek, Harry Beckman. Jacob Clayman, .Mil¬ lard Cummins, Dr. .S. D. Edel- man, Mawk Felnknopf, Mrs. Wal¬ ter Franc, Melville D. Frank, I. W. Garek, Harry Goldberg, Mrs. E. J. Gordon, Hen Gro.s.s- man, Mrs. A. Gundershelmer, Max Herzberg. lien Kahn, I^abbi Harry Kaplan, Dr. M. A. Krakoff, Louis Levin, I-ierman Ijuckoff, Samuel Melton, Ben Neustadt. Sigmimd Ornstein, Mrs. M. J. PaiJurt, Mrs. Morris Resler, Ruth Schaffer, Herbert Schiff. William Schiff, Edward Schlezinger, Sam¬ uel Shinbach, Dr. Don Shuslcr- man, Justin Sillman, Morris Skil- ken. J. W. Steinhau.scr, I^eonard Stern,.Samuel N. Summer, Allan Tarshish, I'ir. Harry Toimlosky, Dr. Leonard Wasserstrom, Mrs. Wm. Wasserstrom, Robert Weiler, Sig Wel.sskerz, Herljert Wise, Mrs. Isaac Wolf, Abe A. Wolman, Fred Yenkin and Rabbi Nathan Zelizei-. Dr. Gordon reported on the plan for consideration of the Baron-Janowsky Study, 21 rec¬ ommendations which were dis¬ cussed at the national JWB con¬ vention In Pittsburgh last May. Samuel N. Summer reported on the New Center Progress. Ad¬ ministrative and financial re¬ ports were related by Miss Rose Sugarman, while the year's ac¬ tivity report was given by I. Sherwln Chei'iff, Director of Ac¬ tivities. HlghUghtlng one of the most the Jaffa boundary line. The gov¬ ernment's statement clearly dis¬ tinguished between the police withdrawal and the forthcoming gener'a! liritisH evacuiition from the country, staling that the Tel Aviv move had nothing to do with the general picture. Among the Jews killed was .Joshua C!lol}crnian. chief of the Haganah's divisional hcadciuar-, lei's in Jerusa'lem. who was lead¬ ing a motor conN'oy from .Jeru- .sak'Hi to Tel A\'iv. On the road DR. E. J. GORDO*N folkman to address religious school Teachers institute Rabbi Folkman will give his second lecture on "The Story of the Jewish People" before the in¬ stitute of the religious school teachers next Wednes^iay, Dec. 17,. 8 p. m., at the Bryclen Road Temple. This is the second lec¬ ture in the series of six arranged in cooperation with the Rabbi's of the religious schools under the auspices of the Bureau ot Jewish Education. A brief dis¬ cussion on class problems will take place Immediately following the lecture. Teachers of religious schools In the community and all those - _ _ ¦interested In Jewish education [Interesting Center Board meet ai;e cordially.Invited. | (Continued on Page Eight) I .IIORl'SALK.-ll (WiV.S) — In preparation foi' (he show-ilown Haganah issued a. nio'blliza- tion call f<tr all .lews between the ages of 17 and 2,5 to join ".securlly and other essential services". Over 70,000 men are e\p4'c(e(l (o resp<»nd. Although (here have been many sklrm- ishes belween Haganah and Arab attjickers, the ,lewlsh ,Security organlzjitlon has not yet used Us best units. If the .Arab attjicks do . not subside Haganah will strike nith pro¬ per force to exterminate the villages and nests harboring Arab terrorists. the convoy was halted liy a Brilish armored car and all the vehicles and pa.s.sengers were searched for arms. As the search ended, Globerman who had hal¬ ted his vehicle slightly in front of the remainder of the convoy,- saw two Arabs aiming rifles at him. He attempted to move, but was not <iuick enougli and was (Continued on Page S) ¦NEWS BRIEFS F. Yenkin Announces Council Committees The Jewish Community Coun¬ cil this week announced chair men of its standing committees and members of the committees appointed liy Fred Yenkin, presi¬ dent. These are: Biick-To-Templ«: Dr. Harry Topolosky, Chairman; Rabbi .1. D. Folkman, Rabbi M. Hir.seh- sprung. Jack Ratner,. Louis Ru¬ ben, Ral)bl Nathan Zelizer. Budget: Dr. E. J. Gordon, Chairman: Justin L. Sillman, Al¬ lan Tarshish. Calendar Mrs. Wm. Bronska, Chairman, Mrs. Joseph Schecter, Mrs. Amon Thall. Civil Rights: Allan Tarshish, Chairman; David Cheses, Louis Schlezinger, Arthur Goldberg, Justin L. Sillman, J. W. Steln¬ hauser, William Wasserstrom. Community Center Com¬ mittee: Samuel N. Summer, Chairman; Troy Felbel, I. W. Garek, Harry Gilbert, Dr. E. J. Gordon, Albert Schiff, Abe A. Wolman, Abe Yenkin, Leo Yas¬ senoff. General Welfare; Samuel Shin¬ bach, Chairman; Abe Gertner, ,Dr. E. J. Gordojn, Loula Levin, (Continued pn Page 8) BUCHAREST (WNS)—A de¬ cree citing ail frontiers to Jews desiring to emigrate from kuL- mania because of the growing anti-Semitism and famine In that country was reported to have been issued last week. VIENNA (JTA)—A Viemorlal to 09 Jewish concentration camp victims near St, Floria, in Up¬ per Austria, has been removed and replaced by a marker bear¬ ing the In.scripiion "99 victims of the World War", it was ifevealed here. NEW yORK (WNS)—A com¬ prehensive program to meet the "changed situation in Palestine" was developed at a two-day ex¬ traordinary session Here of the Zionist Organizatipn of Ameri¬ ca's Administrative. Council, gov¬ erning body between conven¬ tions, attended by 100 delegates. PRANKS'URT (JTA)—0. S. Army headquarters here issued an order providing that all DP's sentenced to Jail by military courts shall serve their sentences In German prisons. However, It added that a "limited type of se^egatlon" has been provided for "persecutees," a category In¬ cluding all displaced JeiVg, and that they will be confined in special- prisons.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1947-12-12|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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