Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1933-08-25, page 01
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^^^^^^M^^^Kfh-i^^j^^^M^^ ^^^**^-, Central Ohio's Only Jeivish Newspaper Reaching Every Home A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals VOLUMK XVI—No. iV COLUMBUS, OHIO, yVUGU.S'l' 25. 1933 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc By the Way By David Schwartz I iMi Jh lil 1*1 ill itii iOb i*l ¦<¦ Ifta-J American Jewish Congress Endorses Boycott and Moves To Adopt German Jewish Children Here i^Vib A World Tongiie Gcniian nc\vs]ia|icr.';, according to the New York TimcK, deliberately isnored tlie wniid convention. t)f EspcrantistH, whicli look place recently in Berlin, de- spile the fact that 1,000 delegates, repre- .sciilijiK .'i'^ different nations, were present. J Obviously, this was to be expected, in ew of the Nazi regime. Ksiicranto is; |)r„-Krcst ,i"link for internatioiialisni,j for woi-ld brolhcrhood, and to a K^vcrnineiit com¬ mitted to war and .\ryaiiisni, Esperanto must appear odious. Indeed, it is snrr prising that Mr, Hitler's, famous execu¬ tioner, the gentleman who cnts off heads while <lrcssed in evening-clothes, did not cut off some of the Esiperantist.';' heads. ZamenhofT and Herzl That Esperanto in this late day can attract 1,000 delegates is a ])henonienon wliicli attests to something very vital in it. If T am not mistaken, Dr, Zamenhoff's Esperanto made its appearance about the snmc time as Hei-zl'.^ 'Judenslaate. Per¬ haps a few years earlier. That it has survived this long period and is seeiii- ihgly even gaining strength means sonie- thiiiy. In Japan, ihe New York Times rcpurts, there is in [Kirticular a great deal of enthusiasm for it. Perhaps, some day, it will travel from Japan to China and replace the terribly complex dialects of that oriental laiul. If it could do so, it wuuld seemingly be a boon to civiliza¬ tion.' How is it possible that civilization in "China .should not be retarded when the avuragc Chinese dialect has ten to twenty thoii.sand characters in its alphabet'. The problcni of the printer must be terrific. Zamcnhoff, A Ziionist .h is an interesting-.fact that the world "Esiierarito"'in iti. own language means hope. And it will be recalled that tJic ^irniist "Hatikvah" also ineans hope. And the connection does not end there, for J3r. Zaiiieiihbff was a Zionist. Zamenhoff's Aim Zamenlioff was a Lithuanian Jew, liv- hv^ in Biclcstok. He was troubled ii spirit, he once said, by the seeming faihirc of the variou-s groups in histown to un- (Icr.staiid one another. The^' sjwkc .vari . oils languages, Russian, Polish, Yiddish, etc. And it was the thonght tliat a sim¬ ple language which all could easily Jeam would <lissipate this misunderstanding and mistrust that set him to work creating an international language. Easily Learned Esperantists tell rne that the grammar tjf their language can be leariiedin about ¦five iiiiinitcs, and that indeed, after an hour or two, one. can have a reading [cnowlc'lge of it, and after seven or eight hour.;;, one can carry on a conversation in it niiciitly, , The vocabulary, it appears, consists only of ii.OOO root words. Other words ;ire nnule by suffixes and prefixes. And most of these root words are already ¦s^jimih'iir to thosi; who know the principal ^. 'teriiational words of an ordinary mod- -Krii language. NICVV YORK.—lly a unanimous de¬ cision of the delegates at the ciiicrgcnc> session of the executive committee ot the American .Jewish Congresi can Jewish Ctnigress is called upon to [irnmote a iintion-wide Intycott nii:)Vcineiit in the United State;; coordinate under a unified leadership all existing agencies, engaged In boycott against German man¬ ufacturers and slii]iping, and create the possible front of all elements I in the American nation irrespective of race, creed and partisanship in the pro¬ motion of boycott; .'\t the same time the many speakers who addressed the gathering, which in¬ cluded repreacntatives of organizations and comimiiiitie.s throughout the coun¬ try,. demanded the economic and diplo- niEitic isolation of Germany by the American people and the government of the United States until such a time as Cermany rescinds its policy of persecir "We yentiirc to ask why the United States government which has relentles*;lj deplo'rcd so-called Communists and otliei it the. agitators from tbis country, in conformity with its long-established policy, permits the undisturbed entry and residence of projiagaiidi.sts for the regime of Hitler Every steamer arriving from Germany bring.s new propagandists. Nazi cells, despite denials from Berlin, coutiniie to operate under various names in tlii.i country." Fca-^ibility Discussed The chief i>lacc on the agenda of the conference was devoted to a discussion of the advisability and feasibility of pro moting a nation-wide boycott in tin United States against the German regime. Introduced by Mr. Deutsch in his speech opening the conference, the boy¬ cott theme was broadly developed by the chairman. Dr. Tencnbaum, and empha sized in speeches by Dr. Winkler, Mr Hir.';climan, Sanuiel Untermyer, presi KABBI ACCEPTS CALL OF LOS ANGELES CONG. tion and guarantees the etpiality rights t'e"t of the AVorld Jewish E( of all its inhabitants, This decision climaxed months of de- lilieration and resistance to pressure from the masses of American Jews who have demanded a boycott of the Hitler regime ever since Hitler came into power, and who have been boycotting Germany. The Esperantists do not propose to re-1 place any languages. They merely,,want Esi>eranto taught as a supplementary lan¬ guage in each country, so that anyone visiting any foreign land, for instance, may immediately have a niedium of in- erconrse. Inasmuch as the learning of ;his language would onfy recitiire about as much time as .seeing a show at Roxy's —or two shows at the ordinary movie house—it seems to me there is much to commend the. idea. Oh Yeah? I don't understand how some of our liberals get that way. Take our distiii- guislied friend mKl popularixer of liberal¬ ism, Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes. Writing ill the New York World Telegram, the other day, Dr, Barnes declare<l that the world has misjudged tlitlerism becaust of secondary.things. Secondary things — forsooth 1 Doei Barnes presume to say that,the barbaroui (Continued on page '1) Hoycntt Kesolution Introduced The boycott resolution introduced by Dr. Joseph Tencnbaum, chairman of the executive committee, explained that the Congress .in the past had refused to em¬ bark on the hoycott in .the hope that representations on the part of the Amer¬ ican government might bring Germany (6 her senses. .As tbese representations have not been forthcoming and the per-, .secutioiis by thq Hitlerites have daily taken On a sharper edge, it is compelled to take decisive action against-.Germany, The hoycott, tlie re.solution makes clear, is a measure of self-defense against the barbarism of the Ilitler persecution. Ccvernment Criticized Coupled with the decision to take an active part in the boycott movenient, was the criticism of the United States Gov¬ ernment for its continuance of unim¬ paired diplomatic relations with the Hit- .ler regime. This criticism was voiced in the address of Bernard's. Deutsch, president of the .American Jewish Congress, and reiter¬ ated in si)eechcs by Dr. Max Winkler, economist, and Dr. Terieiibaiim. Mr, Deutsch declared: "We recall that for fifteen years, suc¬ cessive United States govei-nriients have refused to recognize the Soviet Union— presumably on the ground that its gov¬ ernment was not regarded as stable and that its policy was believed tothreaten the existing order. In the face .of this, we venture to ask if it is the intentiort of the United States government to con¬ tinue to maintain unimpaired its diplo¬ matic relations with a government which, for no reasons of social philosophy, em¬ broils its country in fraternal strife, the repercussions of which have plunged the world into a state in which international peace is no longer assured. b'ederation, Rabbi Jacob Sondcrling, for¬ merly of. Hamburg; Alexander Kahn, Deputy Attorney-General N, Padgug, Rahbi Ma."i Raisiii, Robert Silvermaii, Richard Neuburger and many others. Dr, Samuel Margpshcs, vice-president of the Congress and editor of The Day, submitted a plan to rescue at least 20,000 German Jewish cliildren and place them in American homes. The plan was unani¬ mously adopted, by the conference. , The proirosal by Dr. Margoshes is based on a report made by a confidential investigator who has just returned from Germany, and the recqinmendation of Dr. Alice Hamilton, noted American woman physician who spent three months in Ger¬ many. ¦ o • . Untermyer Cheered . When' Mr. Untermycr appeared at the conference in response to a resolution asking hini to address it, he was cheered loudly and the entire assemblage rose as he entered the hall. Mr. Untermyer thanked the committee for inviting him to speak and congratu¬ lated the meeting on tlie adoption of the boycott resohition. He declared that he had been hoping and wishing for it and was very pleased to see the boycott backed by the Congress., ''The boycott is the only weapon that we have left. It is true that the Hitler Government made sonle overtures, and pretended a desire to compromise. But they were insincere and the offer was not made in good faith. ''People seem afraid of the word boy¬ cott but even such an organization as the Lcagiie of Nations expressly provided for boycotts in its constitution. You may remember the effect of the Jewish boy-^ cott of Henry Ford by the Jews. Well, what we did there on a small scale, we cap accomplish on a large scale as far as Germany is concerned. "I acclaim with the greatest joy the cooperation of the American Jewish Con¬ gress, 1 f» you do your share, Germany will crack this winter. This is iiot a subject for oratory. This is a subject for work. Good hard practical work and I invite you to go to work." Rabbi Isaac Wornc Rabbi Isaac Wcrne has acccptwl a call to the Ralibinate in Los Angeles, Cali¬ fornia, where for a period of eight years he was Chief Rabbi of tlic United Or¬ thodox eongregation. In lOii") a delega¬ tion frorii Los Angeles called upon Rabbi Werne urging him to return there. Dr. Wcrne accepted then the invitation, but upon the insistence of Columbus Jewry remained here. Rabbi Werne's acceptance of the pres¬ ent call to Los Angeles follows hia unan¬ imous election for as long a time as he \vishcR to remain there. The Rabbi has made all arrangements to leave for Los Angeles before the High Holiilays, Dr. Werne takes this opportunity of expressing bis best w'ishes to his host of friends in general apd to the officers and members of the -Ahavath Shalom^ congregation in particular for the pleas¬ ant memories of over a decade of his spiritual leadership of Colunilius Jewry. MAX ENGLANDER, HEBREW SCHOLAR PASSES AT 92 CINCINNATr.--Max Englander, He¬ brew scholar, teacher and.poet, died at his home Saturday.. He was 93 years okl. Mr. Englander, fatlier of Dr. Henry Englander, professor of Bible commen¬ tary at Hebrew Union College, actively participiited in educational work. Born ill lt*II near Budapest, he taught German md Hebrew in the govermnent schools of Hungary for a number of years. He came to Cincinnati more than fifty years h'^o. He taught German and Hebrew to private classes until fifteen years ago, when he retired. " Be.'iides Dr. Englander, he is survived by two other sons. I. Englander and Sam¬ uel E. Enghnder, and three daughters, Mrs. Horace Ginberg,. Mrs. M., Levine and Miss Erieda Englander. Local Women's Organization To Hold Benefit Picnic Sunday at Olentangy .'V picnic under the auspices of the Taharas Hamischi>ocha Society will be held Siinday at Olentangy Park. All ar¬ rangements for this event have been completed. There will be games and contests of all kinds for both yoijng and old. Tickets for this picnic are being sold by all members of this societ)-^ for 10c which is the general; admission to the park. A cordial invitation is extended to the entire community. It is hope<l that all those who arc interested in the work of this organization wilt cooperate with them by spending the day at Olentangy Park. Come out early and stay as long as yoii like, and enjoy the park's many at¬ tractions. The proceeds realized from this event will go toward the Building Fund. Jr. Hadassah To Hold Annual Convention in Chicago August 27, 28, 29 Junior Hadassah, the yoimg w'onien's Zionist organization of America, will npeii its 'J'eiith .'\iinual Convention in Ch-cago, at the Palmer Houiic, August 1^7, Delegates coming from every part of the United States will discuss during the three days' sessions the problems in meniliership. fund-raising and cultural ' work confronting the IT-n units of Junior Hadassah and will lay plans for the year to come. Miss Sulamitb Schwartz, the ,National I'residcnl of Junior Hadassah, will ren¬ der her'report and'address the conven¬ tion at the opening session. Junior Hadassah reports for the year a contribution-of *-l^i,'l52..^iO toward.s its three Palestinian projects: the Childrcii's| Village of Meier Shfeyah, where 100 cliildren live a happy life free from the- usual institutional stigma; Pardess Anna, :m orange grove; and the 'Nurses' Train¬ ing School. In addition. Junior Hadas¬ sah contributed !?10,li8I.'lfJ to the Jewish National Fund, the fund wbch purchases land in Palestine in the name of the Jewish people. In America, Junior Pladassah has dis¬ tinguished itself in many ways during the. past year.' The organization • shows an increase in membership and continued progress in its cultural work. Ten Cul¬ tural Fellowship Keys will be awarded at the Cultural Session on Monday after¬ noon. ,¦¦ The Formal Bancpiet on Monday eve- ningT will be addressed by Professor Sa¬ char of the University of Illinois. Miss Esther Brill of Chicago is Cpn- vciitioiv Chairman. The ofiicers of the organization are: President, Miss Sulamith Schwartz of New York City; Vice-Presidents, Miss Esther Brill, Chicago; Miss Mary P'rank, Chattanooga, Tenu-; Miss Dorothy Fin¬ kelstein, Cohimbus, Ohio; and Miss Eolith Schild, Brooklyn. N. Y.; Secre¬ tary, Miss Teka Flax. Brooklyn, N. Y.; Treasurer, Miss Esther Levy, Kew York City; and Miss Alice Bei-nstein of New Vork, Executive Secretary. Rokeach Bequest For Palestine NEW YORK.—More than $30,000 from the estate of Israel Rokeach, man¬ ufacturer of kosher products, is to be used for a Palestinian foundation to pro¬ vide loans for homebnilders, it was re- vealetl when Mr. Rokcach's will, dispo.s- ing of the bulk of his estate to his fam¬ ily, was filed in Brooklyn" Surrogate's Court. Stating that he had contributed diir- in,' his life more than .K'O.OOO toward rebuilding the Jewish homeland, i\Ir. Ro¬ keach exiiressed in hiis will a wish to be buried in Palestine- He also directed that his sons continue for the next ten years to make animal contributions to more than seventy-five Jewish religious, educational and philanthropic institutions, Mr. Rokeach died August 11 at the age of i)2. INFANTS' HOME OF OHIO In memory of Mr. Leopold Myers, contributions were received .from the fol¬ lowing: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Basch, Mr, Millard Knminz, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boriiheim, Mrs. Paul Feinknopf, Mr. and Mrs. M. L, Yuster, Mr. and Mrs. J. C Goodman; in memory of Mr." Samuel Mayes, husband of Mrs. Molli'e Farber Mayes, from Mrs. Sadie Schusterniaii and Miss Ida Kellner. A treat was given the kiddies by Mrs. Julius Hoemlicli and Mrs. Louis Simon of Springfield, The oflicera and board members are very grateful to the above. An invita¬ tion to visit the Infant.s' Home is ex¬ tended to the entire cominunity. SISTERHOOD TO MEET The Sisterhood of the Ahavas Sholem Synagogue will hold ils regular meeting on Sunday, .August -7th, at 3 p. m., in the vestry rooms of the Synagogue. Al! inembers are urged to lie present. Grand Old Man Passes In the passing of Leopold Myers last Monday noon, Columbiis Jewry has lost one, of its noblest citizens and one of B'nai B'rith's most loyal members. Mr. Myers, who was in his 8tth year, never sought oflice or distinction; he was sat¬ isfied merely to do good wherever and whenever it was needed, always possess¬ ing -courage, faith, good humor, kindli¬ ness, and a. broad love for humanity. He will live long in the tender memories . of his many friends in Columbus and throughout the middlewest. On the evening of February 1,'itli of this year, Mr. Myerfe was honored by Zion Lodge No. (i"J with a certificate of life membership, having been the oldest living member and past president of B'nai B'rith for 04 years. Two years ago the Masonic organization presented him with a gold medal for his 50 years membership in the order. Mr. Myers is survived by three daugh¬ ters, Mrs., Charles Stcinhauser, Mrs- Blanche Fox, Mrs. .'\rthur Loeb; one son. Jack Myers; and three grundcliiU dren. The funeral services took place Tuesday at A:'M p. m. at Schoedinger's Chapel, with Rabbi Samuel Gup offi¬ ciating. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Hachnosis Orchim to Meet The next regular meeting of the flaehnosis Orchim, Society will be lield Monday, August 28th, at 7:30 p. m., at its regular mcetiiig quarters. Members possessuig lawn fete tickets are espe¬ cially reque.4te<l to be present. Refrcsh- nients will be served. m!^^^^^m^^.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1933-08-25|
|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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