Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1941-03-28, page 01
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HRONICLE -. . ^ .s> 2jn^/Serving ColumbuB and Centaral Ohio Jewish Commimity \^%X Vol. 20, No. 14 COliUMBUS, omo, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1941 Strictly Confidential Tidbits Prom ETerywhere By PHINBAS J. BIRON r WAR ECHOES Did you know that the Greeks, after capturing the Albanian city of Be.ssantchl. renamed it fn honor of the Oreek JewLsh hero Captain Mordechai Fritsl. who feli in battle not long ago? . . . And that the Rev. Demetrius Heliopoulos, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church In New York, Has promi.sed the cooperation of local Greeks in the U. P. A campaign? . . . Italy's new stamp Issue, instead of being a source of considerable extra revenue from philatelists, has proved a great bust . . . Even the most enthusiastic stamp collectors have failed to work up any ap¬ preciable interest in those lit¬ tle gummed pictures featur¬ ing the Hlt-and-M u s s com¬ bination . . . One report has It that Hitler has told his partner Benito that German war aid is predicated on the ab- dictlon of King Victor Emman¬ uel III . . . Which reminds us of the complaint of Benny Fogle- mon, Philadelphia resaurateur . . Benny calls his eatery "Ben. ny the Bum," and objects veh¬ emently to that epithet being ap¬ plied to Benito . . . Considers It libelous . . . While a news¬ paperman named Frank Smoth- ens: IsVcredltai wltli, the dictum. ^thati;."MUssoUni lias .given Hit? f^kM^^^Me'.ySW riiil tWa . BeiMEa.M. Baruoh may already Uave Ills new Defense job, which will be just as Important as the position he held tn the last war , . . Have your local hotels had tbe same trouble as some of those In New York, where Ger- mail and Italian waiters often adopt a policy of violent non- cooperation for functions arranged to raise British relief funds? ... If you're wondering lust why fifth Columners get that way, consider that when the Nazis entered Bulgaria one of their first acts was to award Ufe pensions to a list of some huiylreds of Bulgarians who had prepared the way for Bad¬ olf .. . There seems to be a shipping rule that vessels not ip transit for three months are subject to expropriation . , . Which should enable the If. S. to make some use of the large number of Nazi ships which are spending tbe war in American I port4 . . . PM, New York's five- cent ^^tablold, will soon cany a scries of articles against the 1 Vichy', regime by Henri Bern¬ stein, the French playwright. . . In charge of special features at the PM office, incidentally, is Beatrice Kaufman, wife of play¬ wright George S. . . I/ITJBRABY DBPARTMBNT One of the finest pieces of wrildng we've seen in quite a while is Wiljiam Zukerman's fontasy in the January-March Menorah Journal, "The Refugee from Judea'" ... If s a beautiful and imaginative account of what might have happened if Jeaus, instead of accepting cruci¬ fixion, had fled Jerusalem and become a refugee in Alexandria ... In New York, by the way, weeklies published by refugees for refugees are looking up . . . Oer Aufbau has grown tremen¬ dously of late, and carries an amazing number of ads. . . And The Way in America, published mostly in German but with some articles in SngUsh, has be¬ gun to appear In a larger format (OontlniuKl oo Page 8) Devot«4 to AmerlCHn ¦Bd Jewish Ideal! European Jewry Cannot Be Rebuilt After War, But Prospect Of A Real "Balfour Declaration' Is Good, Says Samuel The religious needs of nearly 2,000 Jewish soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, are looked after by Chaplain Bernard Segal (extreme right), shown here conferring with Catholic Chaplain John Duggan and Protestant Chaplain Frederick Buttenbaum. Jewish chaplains In the Army and Navy are commissioned upon recommendation of the Na¬ tional Jewish Welfare Board, official representative of the Jewish com¬ munity In matters affecting the religious needs and ftoclat welfare of Jewish men In the defense forces. The Jewish Welfare Board carries on an extensive welfare program for men in the service through Its 820 affiliated Y.M.H.A.'s and centers and through special facilities established for the purpose. Council To Present Broadway Success At Meeting Tuesday Presentation of a recent Broadway success will be the feature of the meeting of the Council of J^wl^h Women next , 'TOesdWK:Aprll:rlr.at.'2;p.'^M^^^ ¦ann^mSa',-^>'W^pfark>Pefli"^ knbpf, program clialrman. ' I The participants in the cast| are members of an evening study group which has been meeting throughout the winter in homes of members and this: particular program Is a repeti-, tlon of one presented at the/last meeting ot that group. Coached by Mr. M. H. Schwartz, the cast Includes, Mrs. A. B. Weinfeld, Mrs. Robert Blashek, Mrs. Harry Kohn, Mr. Arthur Jacobs, Mr. Samuel Luchs aniS Mr. Frank Bentley. On the btislness agenda are re¬ ports of the nominating comiiiit- tee headed by Mrs. Frank Bent¬ ley and presentation of an amendment to the constitution. Also on the nominating commit¬ tee are Mrs. Albert Luchs, Mrs. Harold Schlffman, Mrs. Russell Joseph and Mrs. Robert Blashek. The sewing group will meet as usual at 10:30 A. M., at the Tem¬ ple to sew for Red Cross and Bundles I^or Britain. All are welcome lo attend. Dessert lunch will be served at noon. HADASSAH SPEAKER NEXT FRIDAY Reciprocity! In Ihls ivcpit and next wcnk'.s iHsiirs of thi' Ohio Jewish ChrDniolc the lead¬ ing .lowish nirrchants are advcrtl.slnK their Pnssovpr lines of hlRh (innllly, ile- pendablr, and strlrtly Ko¬ sher food snpplies. Other merchants are to sollelt yonr patronage for men's snits, ladies shoes, hahenlashory, millinery, dry cleaning, etc. We ask the cooperation of our readers to PATRON¬ IZE these stores, as they are reliable and havo spar¬ ed no efforts to help YOU celebrate these Holidays In a tmly rcllfclous manner. By their advertising they also make tho Chronicle possible for Columbns Jewry. New A. Z. A. Chapter Was OfficiaUy Installed Tuesday TEMPIiB SISTERHOOD TO CEIiEBBATB ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY The R. K L,azarus Sisterhood will not hold its regular meet¬ ing scheduled for Tu^day, April 8, it was announced this week. On April 20 the organi¬ zation will celebrate its 50th an¬ niversary with a special pro¬ gram which will take the place of the regular meeting. This event will be open to the en tire Bryden lload Temple mem. bershlp. Further details will be an nounced in forthcoming issue of the Chronicle. GIFTS TO THE ARNOLD SCHIFF MEMORIAI, FUND Acknowledgment Is being made this week of the follow¬ ing contfibutions to the Arnold Schlff Memorial Fund: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Hersch Mr. and Ure. Albert Scbllf Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Eohn Prof. Harlan Hatcher The Columbus Chapter of Ha dassah will entertain it paid-up members at a Book Review-Tea on next Friday. April 4, at 2.30 P. M., at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. Prof. Harlan Hatcher, of the department of English, at Ohio State University, will review "Crusader in Crinoline" by For¬ rest Wilson. Tea wrlU be served, with Mrs. W. A. Hersch, Honorary Presi¬ dent, and Mrs. B. Feitllnger, President, pouring. Three hun¬ dred are expected to be present at this annual paid-up member¬ ship party. The committee In charge in¬ cludes Sirs. S. Rosenfeld, chair¬ man; Mrs. Fred Yenkin, Mrs B. Levinson, Mrs. L. L. Praver and Mrs. William Kahn. ITALY REDUCES FOOD RATIONS POR JBWS, BABS MILK SgimiCH (WNS)—The Italian Government has drastically re¬ duced the food rations allowed Jews, it was leamed here. Fas. cist authorities have forbidden Jews to buy milk and limited the amount of macaroni which they may purchase. Already receiving less than the rest of the population, Italian Jews are subsisting on starvation rations. i .i;At;a-.banflUetiA attended;-by .50 i»is6^,|Jag6S3'86§a6^^;%'Kejjli&"g at-tee; Bxcelslbr Club, the ii'ew Heart of Ohio Aleph Club of A. Z. A. was offlcally installed Sidney G. Kusworm, member of the Supreme Advisory Coun¬ cil of the A. Z. A. and National Treasurer of the B'nai B'rith, made the principal address, stressing rededication of Jewish youth to the religions ot their fathers and the necessity of In¬ spiration for fighting the subver¬ sive forces directed against the Jewish people. Harry S. Goldstein, Regional Director of A. Z. A., Installed the new group on behalf of the Supreme Advisory Council and acted as toastmaster for the oc casion. Sam R. Topolosky, chairman of the B'nai B'rith A. Z. A. committee, and Sid Katz conducted the First Degree rit¬ ual for the new members. Harry S. Krakoff and Mel Furman in¬ stalled the newly elected offi¬ cers. Joseph B. Topolosky as¬ sisted in the ceremonies. Among those present, who added words of congratulations and inspiration to the proceed¬ ings, were Edwin J. Schanfar¬ ber, Justin Sillman, Isadore Garek, Sanford Lakin,' Walter Katz, Jack Wolstein and Ber¬ nard Feitllnger, all well known in B'nal B'rith circles. Mr. Garek mtroduced the principal speaker of the evening. Many of the fathers of the new members were present with their sons at the ceremonies. Also attending were a represen¬ tative group from the Colimibus Chapter of A. Z. A., and mem¬ bers of Zion Lodge, No. 62 B'nal B'rith. • y The next meeting of the new A. Z. A. chapter will be held next Wednesday, April 2, at 8 P. M., at the Schonthal Center All members are urged to at¬ tend as Important details con¬ cerning future plans tor the chapter will be discussed. The new officers, headed by Jerry Braverman as Aleph Godol, will assume their respective duties at that time WASHINGTON: — European Jewry cannot be reconstituted "in .-mything like the form.s which wo knew yesterday", even after a British victory, de¬ clares Maurice Samuel, noted author, In an article featuring Ihe forthcoming April issue ot The National Jewish Jijopthly, Published hy B'nai B'rith". "The prospect of a new and less eriuivocai Balfour Declara¬ tion after this war is fairly good", ho adds, however. Mr Samuel bases his forecast on these grounds: the millions of Jews in the Soviet Union (In¬ cluding eastern Poland and east- em Rumania) are lost to u&; Central European Jewnr is shat¬ tered; Institutional life has been pulverized; there is a rapid de¬ cline in numbers caused by mass emigration, an increased death |-ate, and "something like a birth-strike." But more important than any of these things "is the grim fact of the term of a historic process". The Jews ot Hun¬ gary. Rumania, Poland, and Czechoslovakia were, according to Samuel, four or five, times more middle class than the sur¬ rounding populations. "Even if there were nijf, in .proapMvfliuito^s^ShM 'imi'ivitiiiaoiimt' i ww.™, cla&i" he writes, "thp' iUMS,,, tion of the Jews ftiori - ifi^lr position Is warrant ehotlgK for the assumption that they can never recapture it. Fop Cen¬ tral European Jewry there vidll be only one possibility—^Pales¬ tine. "A living,, dynamic Jewish life in America presupposes an in¬ terchange with Palestiftlan In¬ fluences. I stress the word 'in¬ terchange'. Palestlne'could not have been built democratically, with a character which will make it of particular value to the world of tomorrow, and to the democratic needs ot tomor¬ row, if it had rfot been the will, or perhaps the Instinct, of world Jewry, and of American Jewry more than any other section. In turn, Palestine exerts a demo¬ cratic influence dh American Jewish life." Mr. Samuel declares Itjs nec¬ essary to plan for the post-war world even before the war is over, and criticizes Englarjd for not announcing its peace alms. "For the formulation of plans for the morrow In some meas¬ ure ensures the arrival.of tbe morrow," he writes. "Herein lies the error of Briuin in re¬ fusing to discuss peace alma even while she has her back to the wall." RABBI KAPLAN'S FINAL LECTURE POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 0 .^ \ Owing to the Illness and death of liabbl Kaplan's mother, the final lecture. to the educa¬ tion course of the CouncU ot Jewish Women which was to have been held this week bas been postponed to Wednesday, April 9. The education committee has planned a luncheon for the oc¬ casion to be held at the Broad¬ win, and members will be caUed tor reservations. Rabbi Kap¬ lan's subject will be "Democtacy, A Faith And A Challenge." ' .^1.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1941-03-28|
|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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