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^4-i^'^^--^'S^-^^^'^^^''^k\ Central Ohio's Only Jewish Newspaper Reaching Eeery Home I: . ¦ , ^ ¦ „ A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American Jewish Ideals Vol. XV— No. 8 COLUMBUS, OHIO, I'Er.RUARY 'D3I Per Year $3.00; Per Copy i<\. BytheWay By David Schwartz . TUNE IN ON RABBI JACOB TARSHISH TOMORROV/ Live and Learn li there were oiic person, at wliom, one felt BVire, no target of alnisc would fcc directed,, it was Abraham Lincoln. But the rub is not even in this. Think of at¬ tacking Lincoln, and basing that attack primarily on the (act that Lincoln was a Zionist. That is adding surprise to sliock. Who is guilty of this? you ask our friend Edgar Lee Master.s of Spoon River Anthology fame, and the charge of Lincoln's Zionism is brought in his book on Lincoln which has just made its ap¬ pearance. Accuses Lincoln of Zionisni Oi course, there are Zionists and Zion¬ ists. The poet,, you remcnibcr," speaks of building "new jenisalcm" in England. When Mr. Lipsky thinks of Zionism, he is thinking of tbat Jordan bound country where David whipped giants.and Samson carried dance halls on his shoulders. Mr. Boliva, up around Chicago, thinks of the little city he has founded in Zion, and his followers call themselves Zionists. The old New England Puritans called New England "zion", and truth to tell, they probably observed the spirit of the Old Testament as mtich as it is observed in Palestine today., And how, Edgar Lee Masters finds fault with Lincoln and all because he is a with_ Lincoln and all because he is a Zionist. Of course, Mr. Masters is.not think¬ ing of the term Zionist in the sense that we Jews do. To him, Zionism means the ideas and philosophy, the religious con¬ ceptions, emanating from Zion. In other words, Zionism is Judaism and'Chris¬ tianity. In brief, Masters contends that Lin¬ coln.in his early days was an infidel, but when he rose to the presidency, he was caught in the current of religion, began to bring in God and Christian ideas in . the equation of life—and that riiined him. Mr. Masters docs not believe in cither ,, Christianity, or Judaism, and he thinks that Lincbln's Christianizing brought on , the orgy of sordidness and corruption, which followed the Civil War. A Bed-Time Tale with a Moral Once upon a time, there lived a great and stern king. One morning, after a . particularly good breakfast, just as hi: was i>uffing away at a Corona-Corona, he called his Prime Minister to him. "Cha!rHe", he said in a grave tone, "I want you to summon all of the wise men of the kingdom to nie", No sooner said than done. All the wise men arrived. "Gentlemen", said the King, "I want to get all the education of the world. I had thought of taking a correspondence school course, but instead I have decided on' this. You get me together' all of the wisdoin of the world, "And if you don't", thundered the king, winking maliciously with his eye, and shaking his mustache up and down—"if you don't, off go your heads". " Whereupon, all the wise men pro¬ ceeded to their libraries, and their labor- : atories, and gathered together alt the wis- ^-dom of the world. And after they had gathered it, tliey brought, the collection before His Majesty. . ¦ The King- giave one look at the col¬ lection and said **Feh'.'. '*I am a. busy man. I have to fight wars and have fifty wives. I have no time for all of this. Boil it down", said the King. "And if you don't", concluded the king, winking his 'eye maliciously, and shaking his mostach up and down, "off goes your head". And so the wise men got together and began to boll down this library of wis¬ dom, and, they boile<l it down to where it was included within the limits of an Encyclopedia, which they brought to tlie king. The King snarled again. "I am a busy man, etc. Boil it down". And so the wise men went again and tliey condensed it down to one volume, Again the King shook his mustache, until the hearts of ,the wisci men were chilled like unto an Eskimo pie. . And so they went back again, and they boiled down this book into one word— "Perhaps", and they brought thig one word hack to the monarch'and said to him: "Vour Majesty, that one word—per- haps-^is all that we really know in this world". And the King was mightily pleased with the job that they had done, antTlie took out his I30X of cigars and gave each one of the wise men two cigars, one to smoke at the time, and the other for the subsequent day. And the Moral la—Perhaps Why do I tcll this moss-covered tale. Because, I think "perhaps" is all that one can say ahout any such theses as Mr. Masters seeks to demonstrate. There are too many premises, each one of which is capable of several sides in the argument. Again,, Mr. Masters accuse.'? Mr. Lincoln of being lazy. And maybe he was. Bnt Walt Whitman even made a philosophy of laziness. He wanted to shout over the roofs of the world, "I toaf and invite my soul", and yet we feel sure, that Mr. Masters thinks a great deal of old Walt. And so we adjourn the dis¬ cussion with the word—perhaps. Poland, Pogroms and Paderewski George Britt and Heywond Brotm in their shortly forthcoming "Christians Only", which takes up the question of dis¬ crimination against the Jew relate a story, which is said to be bona fide, emanating in the course of a conversB' tion between President Wilson and Pad- erewski, the pianist--premler of Poland. Paderewski was warning the Presi¬ dent of the displeasure that would be felt by the Polish people, if certain of their demands were not granted at the Peace Conference, *'Whv, Mr, President", Warned Pad¬ erewski, "I wouldn't be surni-ised that (Continued on page 4) The 14th of a series of radio sermons will be broad¬ cast from the Bryden Road Tekple tomorrow (Sunday) at li a. m. The theme of the rabbi's address will be "Washing¬ ton and Xiincoln—A Com- parison.'* (With some re¬ flections on Edgar Lee Mas¬ ters' new biography of Lin¬ coln.) The radio addresses of Rabbi Tarshish have evoked responses from all over the state; even folk from neigh¬ boring states have sent in letters expressing their ap¬ preciation. The oflicers of the Temple want to make it clearly understood that the Sunday services are inter¬ denominational in character and are open to the general public. 19th Anniversary Party of T. I. Sisterhood to Take Place Sunday Evening A large turnout * is e.^pcclcd at the hirthday party Of the Tiferetli Israel Sistei-hood which'Wiill mark the 19th an¬ niversary of this organization. The af¬ fair will take place Sunday evening, Feb¬ ruary '22m\, at tlie East Broad Street Temple. A play, entitled "Something Different," will be presented with the following la¬ dies participating:—^Mrs. Max Bogatin, Mrs. J. Wasserstroni, and Mrs. A. G. Hassel. A niusical program is idso being ]iianncd by Mrs. Justin f^. Sillman, enter¬ tainment chairman. , The hirthday "cake will he presented to the Sisterliood by Mr.s. Morris N. Siegel. Refreshments will be,served by Mrs. Ben F. Levinson and her committee. All members and their friend^ are cor¬ dially invited to join in on this happy occasifHK A b n u a 1 Haidassah Linen Shower and Tea at Neil House March 1st Contributions Help to Replenish Needs of Five Modern Hospitals Mrs. Jacd) Krakowitz', iiti'-i IJnwood Avenue, is chairman of arrangements for the annual linen shower and tea to be t^iven hy the Columhus Chapter of Ha¬ dassah, on Sunday afternoon, March 1st, at 2:30 o'clock, at the Neil House. Mrs.' Harry Gilbert, tiO S. Cassingham Road,, is vice-chairman. The collection oif linens ' and thclcontributions of money are the | means used to replenish the needs of Ha- t dassah's five modern hospitals in Pales¬ tine. ! The following committees were ap- \ pointed and solicited aid for this purpose -| in the nearby towns:—Mrs. Harry Gil¬ bert and Mrs. Wm. "A. Hersch, Spring¬ field ; Mrs. Max S, Bogatin and Mrs. A. Seff, Lancaster; Mrs. J, Krakowitz, Newark; Mrs. E. W. Abramson and Mrs. Charles Freidenberg, Marion. Contributions were also received by | the following organizations: Council of i Jewish Women, Ezras Noshim, Ladies' j Auxiliary of the Agudath Achim Con- i gregation; Tifereth Israel ' Sisterhood, 1 Beth Jacob Sisterhood, and the Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood. ' This year particularly, the need for supplies is very urgent, and Hadassah earnestly solicits your co-oiwration.' Mrs, Sig Wcisskertz and her commit- tce^will he on hand to welcome you and to serve refreshments. Miss Thehna Palestrant^' pupil of the Stella Becker School for Dancing, and Miss Isabel Block will dance Palestinian dances in costume. Miss Palcstrant will also present folk dances. A iiationaliy known speaker has been engaged for this affair, . Further announcements ' concerning this event will be made in the forthcom¬ ing issues of the Chronicle. LOCAL U'NAl IVRITII LODGE TO HOLD OPEN FORUM ANI) SMOKER MONDAY EVENING Tlic new irngi IVrith adminis¬ tration has previously announced its intention tn make every meeting outstanding as well as most interesting. In line with this policy the lodge* through its newly appointed Open Forum Committee, is pleased to an¬ nounce thai Rabbi Solomon Riv¬ lin will lead the discussion Mon¬ day evening on a most timely topic, "EflFcct of the Depression on Judaism." Smokes and re¬ freshments have also been ar¬ ranged for this meeting by the new Refreshment Committee. The officers of the lodge wish to make this clear that this meeting will be open to men only and brethren will be al¬ lowed to bring with them non- member friends. Remember the time and place ¦—next Monday evening, Feb. 23rd—New Virginia Hotel, Third and Gay Streets—8 o'clock sharp. MacDonald Letter to Weizmann Seeking to Re¬ move Misunderstanding of White Paper Denies Ban on Jewish Immigration, Redeiines, "Landless Arabs" Official Document Ueaffirms Mandate Obligations, Praises Jewish Agency and Histadruth, Says Further Jewish Land Pur¬ chases Not Restricted, Promises Probe to Determine What State Lands Available for Jewish Colonization ADMITS RIGHT TO USE ONLY JEWISH LABOR ON AGENCY ENTERPRISES Hillel Prize Plays Will Take Place at 0. S. U. Chapel Wednesday, Feb. 25 Community Mourns Passing Of Marcellus "M. J." Walsh jWell Known Law Partner of E. J. Schanfarber Succumbs to 17 Day Illness Mtirccllus J. Walsh, law iKirtner of Edwin J. Sclianfarber, passed away Wednesday morning, February 18tti, at 8:30 o'clocic, at Iris home, 887 (tollege Avenue, after a 17 days' illness of com^ plications. Hadassah Sabbath to Be Held Friday Eve.' Feb. 27, at East Broad St, Toroo'e > Mrs. Solomon,, Rivlin, 822 Thurniaii Avenue, chairman of Religion of the Senior Hadassah, and her committee have arranged for the observance of Hadas-,, sah Sabbath for the Senior, Junior and Bud groups of Columbus, which will be an event of Friday evening, February 27th, at the East Broad Street Temple, at 8 o'clock. . Mr. Aaron M. Neustadt, editor of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle,'will deliver the main address. Mrs. Louis Nachman, a member of the Junior Hadassah, will read the prayers. Miss Sara Seff of the Hadassah Puds will chant the Hebrew. Cantor Morris Shimony will: officiate. The closing prayer will be given by Mrs. Max Schot¬ tenstein. Mr. Sam Fine will render sev¬ eral vocal solos. The ushers will be the Misses Pearly Berg, Sophia Losin, Freda Mellman, and Sylvia Deichman. Everyone is welcome. Benefit Card Party By Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood Mon- day, February 23rd The Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood an¬ nounces the third of a series of Card parties to be held in the club room of the Winding Hollow City Cluh at the Deshler Hotel, Monday afternoon, Feb¬ ruary 23rd, at 2 o'clock. Arrange your tables, and plan to si>end an enjoyable afternoon. There will be a nominal charge of 50c per person, proceeds to go to local B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation. harse Attendance Expected at 5th Annual Performance of Original Prize Plays The fifth annual performance of orig¬ inal prize plays by the Hillel Players wiir take place this coming Wednesday, February 25th, at Ohio State University Chapel. The plays selected for this per¬ formance have unusual variety and in¬ terest, and a large attendance of students and town people is expected. Only twenty-five cents is being charged for tickets, which are available at the Hil¬ lel Foundation uflice-or at the box ofiice the night of the play. The first prize play this year is ''Li¬ lith," a iwctic tragedy of cast European ) Jewish Hfe by Lois'ElhUan of Cleveland. Miss Ellman is a sophomore at theiUni' ver.'iity and has actctj a numher of parts in Hillel plays. The play will he directed by Maurice Rosenthal and will have as leads Helen Norma Nupuf and Martha Gurwitz. The second prize play is "The Noblest Way" by Arthur Prois. of Atlantic City, N. J. Mr. Prois is a junior in the Arts College and is <lirecting his owii play, in which leads are carried by Edward Bris¬ tol and Odessa Dubinsky, The play is a melodrama of the riots in Palestine, with a strong Jewish theme aud an equally powerful situation. The other play to he given is a farce entitled "An Egyptian Triangle" by Ju¬ lius A. Berliner and Benjamin Rosenberg,' .both of Cleveland. Lois Ellman is di¬ recting this play, which has among hs cast Meyer Berger, Estelle Scher, Mor¬ ris H, Hurwitz, and Gerson Friedlander. The play is a burlesque on the biblical story of. Joseph and, Potiphar's wife, which has been done in modern collegiate style. ¦¦ ¦ "' Patrons of Hillel Players will be sent complimentary tickets to " this perform¬ ance; all others who wish to see an hi- tercsting production of original work hy HiMcl students can purchase tickets by calling the Foundation, Walnut 1628. M. J. Walsh The Colnmbus community was indeed grieved by the news of his death at the untimely age of ilfl. "M. J." or "Mosht Jacob" as he was called hy all who knew him, was, without a doubt, a prince of men. The hcautifut characteristics ex* emplified by this non-Jewish gentlemail will remain indelibly impressed ui>on the minds and hearts uf all who knew him and whom he had served during hislife- tlme. The deceased was prominent in the af¬ fairs of the city, being a member of the Ohio Bar Association, The Elks, Charity Newsies, and the American Legion, hav¬ ing scrve*l during the World War. He was also a member of the Delta Theta Phi, U'gal fraternity, and was graduated frbm Ohio State University in 1914. Surviving lu'm are his wife, Mrs, Cor- rinne Walsh, a daughter, Jane, and his father, John J. Walsh. Junior Council February Meeting Sunday, Feb. 22nd Miss Helen Smith, Program chairman, and her committee have planned a very interesting program for the February meeting of the Junior Council ou Sunday, February 22nd. at 2:30 P. M., at the Deshler Hotel. Following the business meeting, Mr, John McNulty will give a very interesting talk to the girls and fol¬ lowing will be a dance program by the talented pair of Mercer sisters, Be sure to come and hear the plans for the dance, the play aiid the many events for the coming season. Don't forget the formal dance Saturday, Febrviary 28th. NOTES FROM THE JEWISH INFANTS' HOME OF OHIO M«,'inorials were received from the fol¬ lowing: Mr. and Mrs. I, B. Martlin in memory of Mrs. P. M, Frankel and M;rs. Evans; Mr. and Mrs, Charles Stcin- Ixauser in niemory of Mr. I. J. Behling; Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kohn, aiid Mr. and Mrs. Jafck S, Kesler, in memory of Harry Paul Lurie, III. A donation of cakes, cookies, candies and oranges were received from Mr. H. J. Harris. Mrs. Sam Shinbach donated ice cream, cakes and candy in honor of her child's birthday. NOTICE The Young Fdlks' Temple League of Temple Israel will not hold a meeting on We<|iiesday evening, February 25th, as an¬ nounced in the Temple Bulletin. Watch the Chronicle for details, con¬ cerning this meeting which will he held in the near future. BETH JACOB SISTERHOOD TO MEET MONDAY EVENING The next regular meeting of the Beth Jacob Sisterhood will be held on Monday evening, February 2iird, at 7:30, at the residence of Mrs. I. Himnielstein, 4&1 H. Fulton Street. The husiness meeting will be followed with a social hour. Rabhi Leopold Greenwald of the Beth Jacob Congrega¬ tion will be the guest si)eaker. The sub¬ ject of his address will be, "The Work of the Women in Jewish Life," Refresh¬ ments will be served by the vice-presi¬ dent, Mrs. M, Scheeter in honor of her daughter's graduation. .Ml members arc urged to be present at this meeting. LONDON—-(J. T. A.)—A letter that seeks to remove certain misconceptions and misunderstandings which have arisen as to Great Britain's Palestine policy as enunciated in the White Paper of October, ID^IO, was sent today hy Premier Mac¬ Donald to br. Chaim Weizmann, who. resigned the presidency of the Jewish Agency • and the World Zionist Organization as a protest against the White Paper. Among the salient points in the letter are a redefinition Of the term "landless Arabs"ias referred to in the White Paper which is now ^explained to refer only to such Arabs as can he shown to have been displaced from the lands they occupied as the rcstdt of Jewish land purchase^; the promise Of^a government investigation to determine what state and other lands can be properly made available for close set¬ tlement by Jews in accordance with Article VI of the Mandate; a denial that further 1 an<l purchases by Jews are restricted, although centralized control of land trans¬ actions is contemplated. No Immigration Ran On tlie matter of inimigration the Premier's letter states that there is no inten¬ tion to prohibit the further immigration: of Jews, abandons the Wliite Paper's prin¬ ciple of estimating this immigration with regard to Arab-Jewish unemployment and recs.tahlishes the previous principle of immigration according to the economic ab¬ sorptive capacity of the country. The letter also promises to take into consideration the claim of Jewish labor for a dne share in public works, admits the right of the Jewish Agency to employ Jewish laho'r. exclusively on all works or undertakings carried out or furthered by the Jewish .Agency, denies intending criticism of the Jevyish labor organizations in Palestine and rccqgni?:es the value of their services, annotiiices that existing eco¬ nomic conditions in Palestine are not to be crystallized, and realfirms Britain's in¬ tention of atlministcring Palestine in accordance with the Mandate. Urges Cooperation .The letter concludes by repeating that "the obligations imposed upon the Man-' datory by its acceptance of the Mandate are solemn international obligations from which there is not now, nor has there been at any time, any intention to depart.. To the tasks imposed by the Mandate, His Majesty's Government have set their hand, and they will not withdraw it. But if their efforts are to he successful, there is need for cooperation, confidence, readiness on all sides to appreciate the difficulties and complexities of the problem, and above all, there must be a .full and miqualified . recognition that no solution can he satisfactory or.permanent which is not based upon justice, hoth to the Jewish people and to the non-Jewish communities of Palestine," , . , ' ¦ ' The White Paper and its "inisconcepticms. and misunderstanding" which are now explained led to world-wide Jewish protests last October. Dr, Weizmann re¬ signed his dual posts; Felix M. VVarhurg resigned as chairman uf the Adniihistrative Committee of the Jewish Agency, and the late Lord Melchett resigned as chairman of the Council of the Jewish Agency.. ... Throughout the world monster protest meetings were held against Britain's "betrayal" of the Jexvs. In an<l out of Parliament the British government was sharply criticized by such eminent statesmen as Lloyd Gc'orge, Stanley Baldwin, General Smuts, Lord Ilailsham, Sir John Simon and others. There were reports, that the case of the Jews would' be appealed to the Hague Court. Shortly after the issuance of the White PajH;r negotiations were initiated be- tween the Jewish Agency and the British government, the first results of which are believed to be embodid in this letter which is to be official, communicated to the League of Nations and sent to High Commissioner Chancellor as official instructions. Full Text of Letter "Dear Dr. 'VVeizniann :¦ 'Tn order to remove certain niiscoii- ceptions and misunderstanding which have arisen as to the policy of His Majesty's government -with regaru to Palestine, as set forth in the White Pa¬ per of October, 19^0, and which were the subject of a debate in the House of Commons on November 17th, and also to meet certain criticisms put forward by the Jewish Agency, I have pleasure in forwarding you. the following statement of our position, which will fall to be read as the authoritative, interpretation of the White Paper on the matters with which this letter deals. 2. "It has been said that the policy of His Majesty's Government involves a serious departure from the obligations of the Mandate as hitherto understood, that it misconceives the Mandatory ob- Ugatimis, and that it foreshadows a,l>olicy which is inconsistent with the obligations of the Mandatory to the Jewish peoiile. . iS. "His Majesty's Government did not regard it as necessary to quote in extenso the declarations of policy which have been previously made, hut attention is drawn to the fact' that, not only docs the White Paper of IJWIJ refer to and endorse the White Paper of 19-22, which has been accepted by the Jewish Agency, but it recognizes that the undertaking of the Mandate is an undertaking to the Jewish I>eop!e and 'not only to the Jewish i>opu- lation of ¦ Palestine. The White Paiwr places in the foreground of its statement the speech I made in the Honse of Coin- mons on the ilrd of April, ISJJW, in which I announced, in words that could not have been made more plain that it was the in¬ tention of His Majesty's Government to continue to administer Palestine in ac¬ cordance with the terms of the Mandate as approved by the Council of the League of Nations. That iHisition has been re¬ affirmed and again made plain hy my speech in the House of Commons on the I7th of November. In my si>eecli on the ;Jrd of April I used the following lan¬ guage : To Abide by. Mandate " 'His Majesty's Government will con¬ tinue to administer Palestine in accord¬ ance with the terms of the Mandate as approved by the Council of the League of Nations. This is an international obli¬ gation from which there can l>e no ques¬ tion of recaling. "'Under the terms of the Mandate His Majesty's Government are responsible for promoting the establishment of a Na¬ tional Home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understoo<l that . notlhing shall be done whieh might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non- Jewish conmiunities in Palestine nr the rights and p<ilitical status enjoye<l by Jews in any other country. " *.\ <|onble undertaking is involved, to the lewish people oii the one hand and to the non-Jewish population of. Pales¬ tine on the other; aiul it js the firm re¬ solve of His Majesty's Government to give effect, in equal , measure, to both parts of the Declaration, and to do equal justice to all sections of the population of Palestine.. That is a duty from which they will not shrink, a;nd to the discharge of which they will apply all the resources at their command.' . "That declaration is Jri conformity not only with the Articles, but also with the Preamble of the Mandate, which is hereby explicitly reaffirmed. Differences Not Irreconcilable 4. "In carrying out the policy of the Mandate, the Mandatory cannot ignore the existence of the differing interests and viewpoints. These, indeed, are not in.themselves irreconcilable, but they can onlv be reconciled if there is a proper realization that the full solution of the problem depends ui>ori an understanding hetwcen the Jews and the Araibs. Until that is reached, considerations of balance must inevitably enter into the definition of policy. 5. "A good deal of criticism has been directed to the White Paiier upon the as¬ sertion that it contains injurious allega¬ tions against, the Jewish people and Jew¬ ish labor, organizations. Any such in- .cntion on the part of His Majesty's Government is expressly disavowed. It, is recognized that the Jewish Agency have all along given wiUing co-operation ... carrying out the policy of the Mandate, and that the constructive work done hy the Jewish i>eople in Palestine has had beneficial effects on the development and well-being of the country as a whole. His Majesty's Governinent also recognize the value of the services of labor and trade-union organizations in Palestine to whicii they desire to. give every encour¬ agement. G. "A question has arisen as to the meaning to he attached to the vrords 'safe¬ guarding the civil and religious rights of all inhabitants of Palestine irrespective of race and religion' occurring in Article 2, and the words 'ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population arc not prejudiced' occurring in .Article fi of the Mandate. The words 'safeguarding the civil and religious rights' occurring in Article 2 cannot be read as a meaning that the civil and re¬ ligious rights of individual citizens^ are unalterable. In the case of Sulehnan ?tfurra, to which reference has been made, the Privy Council in construing *hese words of .\rticle 2 said 'It does not mean . . . that all the civil rights of every inhabitant of Palestine which existed at the date of the Mandate are to remain unaltered throughout its duration; for if there were to be a condition of the Man¬ datory jurisdiction, no effective legisla¬ tion would be possible.' The words, ac- cordinely. must be read in another sense., and the kev to the true purpose and meaning of th*; sentence is to be found in the cnncluding words of the Article; 'irresiKfCtive of race and religion.' These (Cpntlnued on page 4) m f^K^.-
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Central Ohio's Only
Reaching Eeery Home
I: . ¦ , ^ ¦ „
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to American
Vol. XV— No. 8
COLUMBUS, OHIO, I'Er.RUARY
Per Year $3.00; Per Copy i<\.
BytheWay By David Schwartz .
TUNE IN ON RABBI
Live and Learn
li there were oiic person, at wliom, one felt BVire, no target of alnisc would fcc directed,, it was Abraham Lincoln. But the rub is not even in this. Think of at¬ tacking Lincoln, and basing that attack primarily on the (act that Lincoln was a Zionist. That is adding surprise to sliock. Who is guilty of this? you ask our friend Edgar Lee Master.s of Spoon River Anthology fame, and the charge of Lincoln's Zionism is brought in his book on Lincoln which has just made its ap¬ pearance.
Accuses Lincoln of Zionisni Oi course, there are Zionists and Zion¬ ists. The poet,, you remcnibcr," speaks of building "new jenisalcm" in England. When Mr. Lipsky thinks of Zionism, he is thinking of tbat Jordan bound country where David whipped giants.and Samson carried dance halls on his shoulders. Mr. Boliva, up around Chicago, thinks of the little city he has founded in Zion, and his followers call themselves Zionists. The old New England Puritans called New England "zion", and truth to tell, they probably observed the spirit of the Old Testament as mtich as it is observed in Palestine today.,
And how, Edgar Lee Masters finds fault with Lincoln and all because he is a with_ Lincoln and all because he is a Zionist.
Of course, Mr. Masters is.not think¬ ing of the term Zionist in the sense that we Jews do. To him, Zionism means the ideas and philosophy, the religious con¬ ceptions, emanating from Zion. In other words, Zionism is Judaism and'Chris¬ tianity.
In brief, Masters contends that Lin¬ coln.in his early days was an infidel, but when he rose to the presidency, he was caught in the current of religion, began to bring in God and Christian ideas in . the equation of life—and that riiined him. Mr. Masters docs not believe in cither ,, Christianity, or Judaism, and he thinks that Lincbln's Christianizing brought on , the orgy of sordidness and corruption, which followed the Civil War.
A Bed-Time Tale with a Moral
Once upon a time, there lived a great
and stern king. One morning, after a
. particularly good breakfast, just as hi:
was i>uffing away at a Corona-Corona, he
called his Prime Minister to him.
"Cha!rHe", he said in a grave tone, "I want you to summon all of the wise men of the kingdom to nie",
No sooner said than done. All the wise men arrived.
"Gentlemen", said the King, "I want to get all the education of the world. I had thought of taking a correspondence school course, but instead I have decided on' this. You get me together' all of the wisdoin of the world,
"And if you don't", thundered the king, winking maliciously with his eye, and shaking his mustache up and down—"if you don't, off go your heads". "
Whereupon, all the wise men pro¬ ceeded to their libraries, and their labor- : atories, and gathered together alt the wis- ^-dom of the world. And after they had gathered it, tliey brought, the collection before His Majesty. . ¦ The King- giave one look at the col¬ lection and said **Feh'.'.
'*I am a. busy man. I have to fight wars and have fifty wives. I have no time for all of this. Boil it down", said the King.
"And if you don't", concluded the king, winking his 'eye maliciously, and shaking his mostach up and down, "off goes your head".
And so the wise men got together and began to boll down this library of wis¬ dom, and, they boile