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Central Ohio's Only Jewish Nettfspaper \ Reacfiing Every Home A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jewish Meats VOLUME XVir—No. 2 COLUMBUS, OHIO, JANUARY 12, 1934. Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc H. 'y 'iy ie. ¦»¦ ¦¦¦ ..¦.¦¦ ^. ^. I By the Way ^y David Schwartz Attorney General to Address Father and Son Night Dinner Tuesday Evening A Jewish Book My good friend, Mr. Day, the man¬ ager of tlic Hotel Imperial, where the present writer'makes his abode, is a great lover of Jewish works. That is why, presumably, every room at the hotel con¬ tains that well known Jewish book called the Bible. I must say that of late years I have been neglectful of my spiritual reading, biit the other niglit, after a dinner topped 6ff with a mint julep, reminiscent of my old Southern days, I felt benignly spirit¬ ual, and I picked it up and began to read the latter part of the work—the New Testament. CommuniBts! I Hiss 1 Somehow I found myself in the Acts of the Apostles arid I read how Peter baptized the early Christians, and then the passage went on to say that these early Christians were of the faith and held all property in common. "Communists," I hissed. I thought of sending a marked copy of the work to Herr Hitler, He is so down on the Old Testament, yet the Old Testament says nothing against private property iit land. It regarded the land as the common prop-. , erty of the whole people. But the New Testament goes the whole way to Com¬ munism. And so Herr Hitler," if he is consistent, has much better reason for blacklisting the New Testament instead of the 03d. Communism in New Testament The Christian part of the Bible is more communistic, and I think the Jewish ele¬ ment in Communism in general has been vastly exaggerated. If Marx did not bc- . lieve in private <property, there were inany Christians long beforfi'Marx who expressed quite similar views,. There was Robert Owen-r there was Cabct-r-there was Saint Simon—the whole school of pre-Marxian socialists. Who Arc Communists? I hope I shall not be misunderstood. I certainly do not regard it as shameful for any Jew.to be a Communist. Although not one myself, I rathei- think that in a certain sense, a belief in Communism re¬ flects credit upon the person. It reveals at any rate that this person has a sense beyond the meum—rix sense of social ideal¬ ism. But what I want to point out hereby is that the facts happen to be that some of the foremost Communists have been Qiristians and also that some of the most critical and antagonistic, works towards Coinmunism have been written by Jews. rrofcssor Oppenheimer If Herr Hitler were really sincere about his Communist.talk, for instance, I know of no man whose economic phi¬ losophy would have been more valuable to htm than that of the Jewish economist of Germany, Professor Franz Oppen¬ heimer. Oppenheimer has really developed an economic - philosophy which rationally challenges Communism and presents a solution of the economic problems that can certainly not be completely ignored. As far as Hitler is concerned, l fail to see any economic program that could stand any intellectual test. Hitler's Insincerity Oppenheimer by a different approach ¦ independently arrived at the same con¬ clusion that Henry Gcotge came to^ namely, that the evils of the economic system springt froni the land factor. He worked out the case in a brilliant mas¬ terful manner. I do not intend here, to go into any elaboration of those views. All that I want to point put here is that here was a Jew who had worked out a system which even its critics will admit presents some intelligeiU challenge to the Communist philosophy, A challenge of the intelli¬ gence—not of the color of shirts. And yet here is a leader—our friend Hitler—who professes to want to fight Communism and yet makes the man who (Conlinued on page 4) Next Tuesday evening, Jan, IGtli, the Temple Israel Brotherhood meeting will be in the form of a Father and Son night dinner, and the speaker for this occasion will be Mr John W. Bricker, Attorney General of Ohio. A varied pro¬ gram of enter¬ tainment includ¬ ing a magician, dancer, and other entertaining fea¬ tures has been scheduled for this affair. The diu-^ ner will be served promptly at 6:30 p, m. According to Leo Yassenoff, Presi¬ dent of the Brotherhood, the member¬ ship card of every affiliate of the organi¬ zation is the only requirement for the dinner. Howveer, a charge of 65c will be made for the sons of the members in attendance. As this is Father and Son night, mem¬ bers are'requested to make their reserva¬ tions ih advance, and" inform the secre¬ tary of the Temple if they arc bringing their sons with them next Tuesday eve¬ ning. JOHN W. lHtICKX:R Dr. A. L Sachar, Nat'l. Di¬ rector of Hillel To Speak Here Sunday, Jan. 21st B'NAI B*UITH INSTALLS HIM AS ITS PRE3SIDENT Rabbi Hirschsprung to Speak Before Hadassah Tuesday The next regular meeting of Hadassah which is scheduled. for Tuesday after¬ noon at the Neil House will be in charge of the Jewish National Fund cliairman, Mrs. A. W. .Robins, who has procured Rabbi MOrdecai Hirschsprung to be the speaker of the afternoon's program. The month of January each year is devoted to a coricentratiori of effort on this particular fund of Hadassah in ob¬ servance of the coming of spring to Pal¬ estine which takes place officially, Janu¬ ary 31, and is observed there by the plant¬ ing of trees. This beautiful custom is la part of the National Fund's project'and for a small contribution trees are, planted in observance pf both joyous occasions and as memorials to the dead, A rec¬ ord of each tree planted is kept in the New York office of Hadassah so that the exact location of any tree planted can be determined. The following individuals liave planted trees recently: Mrs. H. Ja(iobs, in mem¬ ory of her grandfather; Mrs. S. Malmol, in honor of- the births of her son and daughter; Mrs. Robins, in honor of her daughter's birthday and Mrs. B. G. Yal¬ man for the recovery of a relative, A report of the tri-state regional con¬ ference beinff held in Cincinnati Sunday and Monday will be given by Mrs. Jus¬ tin Sillman, acting president, at Tues¬ day's meeting. Miss Reva Zuravsky will sing Jewish folk songs accompanied by Miss Rose Stetelman. Dr. Abram L. Sacher, historian, edu¬ cator and biographer, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the fourth an¬ nual donor dinner of the Columbus Qiap¬ ter of national Hadassah at the Neil House on Simtiay evening, January 21, at C;30 o'clock. Dr. Sachar, who was formerly profes¬ sor of modern European and English history at the University of Illinois, is now national director of all Hillel foun¬ dations of the B'nai B'rith and director of the Hillcl foundation at Illinois. "The Jew in the Modern World" will be the subject of Dr. Sachar's address before Hadassah, this beirig a survey of the contemporary Jewish scene with* par¬ ticular emphasis on Soviet Russia, Hit¬ lerism and Germany, the Roumanian and Polish tragedies and Palestine. Dr. Sachar, author of a one volume "History of the Jews" among' numerous other works is regarded as one of the outstand ing authorities bn contemporary Jewish bistory. Mr, E. J. Schanfarber, a former offi¬ cer in the state B'nai Bn'th, will intro¬ duce the speaker. The opening prayer will be offered by Mrs. Marcus Burnstine, chairman of religion; and Mrs. Justin Sillman, acting president in the absence of Mrs. E.W. Abramson, will be pre¬ siding officer at the dinner. Assisting Mrs. Jule Mark, donor din¬ ner chairman, are Mrs. Sig Ornstein and Mrs, B- G. Yalman. Arranging the pro¬ gram are Mrs. Herman Lieverman and Miss Rose Sugarman. < Among those in attendance will be the senior regional president, Mrs, W, A. Hersch; Junior Regional president. Miss Dorothy Finkelstein; Ideal Junior presi¬ dent, iMiss Hilda Mendel; local Zionist president, Mr. Roy Stone; Hadassah Bud president, Sophie Dworkin; and former Hadassah presidents, Mrs. Anna Reed, Mrs. A. Seff, Mrs. A. Daqziger and Mrs, Herman Lieverman. Among the pledges not already an- nflanccd arc: Miss Rollo Schiff, Mrs. Roy Stone,. Mrs. S. Rubin, Mrs. Ben Neustadt, Mrs. B. Lakin, Mrs. W. A. Hersch, Mrs. Jule Mark, Mrs. Al Schiff, Mrs. Millard Kominz, Mrs. Ed Hyman, Mrs. A. H. Bender, Mrs. Max Bogatin, Mr. Robert Leon, Mr. Sidney Basch, Mr. Fred Lazarus. JACK B. WOLSTEIN INFANTS' HOME OF OHIO TEMPLE FORUM PLANS AD VERITSING PROGRAM FOR MONDAY EVENING Next Monday night, January 15, when the Temple Forum holds its regular monthly meeting, a program concerned 'with various interesting aspects of adver¬ tising will be presented. Miss Alice Loeb has' chosen as her topic "Advertising Pays its Way." Mr. Sam¬ uel Shinback will also read a paper en¬ titled, "Specialized Advertising." In ad¬ dition to these' papers the members have a treat promised them in the form of a surprise event. The prograrn will be concluded by the presentation pf an orig¬ inal sketch and by open, roundrtable dis¬ cussion for all. Advertising being such a widely discussed topic today, it is hoped that all members will join in the open discussion. Refreshments and a social hour will follow. The meeting is scheduled for eight o'clock at the Temple. The officers and board members are deeply grateful to the following donors: Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Franc, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kobacker, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lurie, in memory of Mrs, Rose Hirsch; Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Franc, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kobacker, in memory of Mrs. Jennie Stern"; Mr., and Mrs. Hugo Magaziner, Mr, and Mrs. Dave Greenwald, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lurie, in memory, of Moses Freidenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Franc and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kobacker, in mem¬ ory of Mr. Dave Baer of Charieston; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Herskowitz, and Mr. and Mrs, J. M. Nobil, in memory of Mr. Lyons of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lurie, in memory of Mr. Frank Basch. Mrs. Carl Pharis gave the kiddies a oandy treat; a $5,00 donation was made by the Sunday School of Temple Israel through Mrs. Sol Loeb; Mrs. Robert Levy, a lovely knitted scarf. Last Monday evening at the Winding HoUow City Club the B'nai B'rith 'Lodge of this city ushered in its newly elected officers at an impressive initiation cere¬ mony which was held- before an audience that filled the, spacious hall to capacity. Many men and women, prominent in B'nai B'rith work from Bellaire, Spring¬ field and Marion were present at this outstanding event of Zion Lodge. Samuel Goldstein, past president of District No. 2, of Lorain, Ohio, swore in all the officers. In very appropriate remarks, he addressed each of the uew officers and impressed upon them the great responsi¬ bility devolving upon thciri during the coming year. He urged them to exert the greatest efforts to maintain the high standard of men^bership and atS^ivistJy "which Zidn Lodge has enjoyed m the past. Jack Wolstein assumed his of¬ fice as the new president; I. W. Garek, vice-president;. Dr, 'R. A. Jaffee, secre¬ tary; Sam Gurevitz, warden; Abe Wol¬ man, guardian; and J. C. Goodman, treasurer. Jack Wolstein then called upon E. J. Schanfarber who introduced the speaker of the evening, Joseph Cohen' of Kansas City, Mo., president of District No. 2. Mr. Cohen spokc^ at length on the B'nai B'rith anti-defamation work and the splendid job this organization in Chicago was doing- in combating the Nazi move¬ ment in this country. "JDuring the past year," Mr. Cohen said, "the B'nai B'rith realized that it had a very, difficult task to perform not only for the Jews in Ger¬ many but American Jewry as well." He named many Nazi organizations and the publications they were circulating through¬ out the United States, all of which was vicious propaganda to incite hatred against the ¦ Jew. Due credit and appreciation was given Harry Schwartz, outgoing president, by Mr. Schanfarber, for his splendid achievement and able leadership through a year of diflicult problems and trying incidents. His record made 1933 a ban¬ ner year for the Lodge, both in mem¬ bership increase and the B'nai B'rith work accomplished. Mr. Schanfarber, before concluding his remarks, presented Mr. Schwartz with a beautiful Metiorah as a token of ajipreciation from the mem¬ bership of Zion Lodge. Mr. Schwartz iu accepting this Menorali assured the Lodge that he would continue his ac¬ tivity without any lessening of effort. Mizrachi Meets at Beth Jacob A meeting of the "Mizrachi Melave Malcha" will be held in the vestry room of the Beth Jacob Congregation this eve¬ ning (Saturday), at 8 p. m. Rabbi Leo¬ pold Greenwald, president of the local Mizrachi urges all members to be present at this meeting as election of officers will take place. Ahavas Sholem Sisterhood Convention Acts To Unite Jews On Concerted Pro¬ gram ol Welfare Work CHICAGO, Jan. 8—Tlie appointment of a comniittee of twenty-five members by the president of the 'National Council of Jcwisli Federations and Welfare Funds was voted last night at the closing ses* sion of the first annual general assembly of the National Council held at the Standard Club here. Members of the committee are to be persons of national authority. Througii various organized Jewish communities^ the committee will try to effect a mobili¬ zation to meet general Jewish welfare needs, whether local, national or inter¬ national. William J. Shroder of Cincinnati was re-elected president of the National Council; Ira M..Younker, New Yorfcand Edward M. Baker, Cleveland, vice-presi¬ dents; Eugene Warner, Buffalo, treas¬ urer; Henry Wineman, New York, sec¬ retary, and George W. Rabinoff, NeW York, executive director". The confer¬ ence also named fifteen directors. High Commissioner Spealis ' James G. McDonald, High Commis^ sioner for German Refugees, who ad¬ dressed the conference yesterday, said iii part, "Thus far we have been concerned primarily in building pp an international organization adequate to help in the work of integrating efforts of private organ¬ izations on behalf of the refugees from Germany. The High Commissioner in addition to aiding this work will carry oh negotiations with various governments with the view, of placing, as promptly as possible, a number of refugees in re¬ gions where they can be integrated in the economic life of their new surround¬ ings.^ In all these endeavors therr. ^\\\ be a eonslanc need for:actiye^pai;ticfip»fc™fc^^si tion and cooperation of Jewish and other interested organizations. Unless there is such cooperation it will be impossible to meet fully the exigencies of an extraor¬ dinarily difficult" situation. I have every reason to expect that such cooperation will be given." Warburg Presides Felix M. Warburg^of New York, who presided at afternoon and evening ses¬ sions of the conference, said: "What happened in Germany may possibly hap¬ pen in our country but I do not foresee such horrors. However, we will be asked in what way are American Jews helping in tlie reconstruction work and we must be able to answer that question satis¬ factorily." , , Mr. Warburg insisted on the need for influencing Jewish youth to; enter pro¬ fessions other than those now over¬ crowded with Jews. He defended the use of funds used in Jewish education and said, that "the habit of cutting the budget for Jewish education should be stopped." Part of the-moniing and all the after¬ noon session of the conference was spent in discussion of the nine points on the agenda, dealing with the questions as to the place of federations in America. At the opening sessions warning to Jews of America to present a united front and amend present methods of com¬ munal work was sounded by speakers to the 250 delegates present. Representative Jewish social service workers, trustees and representatives', of Jewish welfare funds in thirty-three cities of the United States' are attend¬ ing the conference which opened Satur¬ day evening. The keynote address, delivered by Sol M. Stroock of New York, indicated that The Sisteriiood of the Ahavas Sliolemj ^^jjjjg Jewish community welfare work is will meet Sunday afternoon, January 1-1 at 2 p. m., in the social hall of the syna¬ gogue, Mrs. H, Schwartz, 904 Parsons avenue, will serve refreshments in honor of the marriage of her son, Louis. Mrs, A. Bender, past president of the Sisterhood wishes to express her sincere appreciation for the splendid publicity given this organization by the Ohio Jew¬ ish Chronicle, during her four year term I as president. firmly ingrained in the general welfare work carried on in many cities, the Jew¬ ish question demands a change in the plans of the federations. Emphasis must be placed on constructive work of private agencies, Mr. Stroock. said, and the utmost cooperation with the Federal government must bel given. "The un¬ fortunate situation abroad requires con¬ structive measures to help the German (Continued on page 4)
|Title||Ohio Jewish chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1934-01-12|
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1934-01-12, page 01|
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|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
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Central Ohio's Only
Jewish Nettfspaper \
Reacfiing Every Home
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to American
VOLUME XVir—No. 2
COLUMBUS, OHIO, JANUARY 12, 1934.
Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc
H. 'y 'iy ie. ¦»¦ ¦¦¦ ..¦.¦¦ ^. ^. I
By the Way ^y David Schwartz
Attorney General to Address
Father and Son Night Dinner
A Jewish Book
My good friend, Mr. Day, the man¬ ager of tlic Hotel Imperial, where the present writer'makes his abode, is a great lover of Jewish works. That is why, presumably, every room at the hotel con¬ tains that well known Jewish book called the Bible.
I must say that of late years I have been neglectful of my spiritual reading, biit the other niglit, after a dinner topped 6ff with a mint julep, reminiscent of my old Southern days, I felt benignly spirit¬ ual, and I picked it up and began to read the latter part of the work—the New Testament.
CommuniBts! I Hiss 1 Somehow I found myself in the Acts of the Apostles arid I read how Peter baptized the early Christians, and then the passage went on to say that these early Christians were of the faith and held all property in common.
"Communists," I hissed. I thought of sending a marked copy of the work to Herr Hitler, He is so down on the Old Testament, yet the Old Testament says nothing against private property iit land. It regarded the land as the common prop-. , erty of the whole people. But the New Testament goes the whole way to Com¬ munism. And so Herr Hitler," if he is consistent, has much better reason for blacklisting the New Testament instead of the 03d.
Communism in New Testament The Christian part of the Bible is more communistic, and I think the Jewish ele¬ ment in Communism in general has been vastly exaggerated. If Marx did not bc- . lieve in private |