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many sides. In open attack, the victim has at least some
chance to defend himself. But when our enemies take on the
guise of friends and think to lull us into a sense of complete
security by their sugar coated assurances of affection, the clan-
MICHIGAN'S JEWISH HOME PUBLICATION
ger becomes really great. For this reason, it behooves Jews to
Published Weekly by The Jewish Chronicle Publishing Co., Inc.
have no internecine strife, and so 'far as may be to emphasize
Joseph J. Cummins, President.
their mutual sympathies and to forget the things that divide
second-class
matter
March
3,
1916,
at
the
Postoffice
at
Detroit,
Intered as
them, one from the other.
Mich., under the Act of March 3, 1879.

IEEDETROIT EWISII GI' RON 1CL- E
T___

itl) (Our
arintrinporarirs

MISSION OF THE JEW ON

THE STAGE

(Copyright, 1921. By Judith Ish-Kishor.)

Now political Zionism has been the rock upon which a
General Offices and Publication Building
unified Israel has split. We believe that none will question
850 High Street West
the statement that there has been no movement within Israel
Cable Address:
Telephone:
in many hundreds of years at least that has so sharply set off
Chronicle
Glendale 8326
group from group within Israel as has political Zionism. And
LONDON OFFICE
the point of cleavage, it must be confessed, is as sharply de-
14 STRATFORD PLACE
fined today as it ever was. For this reason, the insistence upon
LONDON, W. 1, ENGLAND
the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and the restoration
$3.00
Per
Year
Subscription, in Advance
of Jewish nationality must inevitably be construed as an ob-
To insure publication, all correspondence and news matter must reach
stacle to unity within the house of Israel. This does not mean
this office by Tuesday evening of each week.
and we have said it times without number—that those Jews
Editorial Contributor who are not in sympathy with Jewish statehood or Jewish
............. _ .......
RABBI LEO M. FRANKLIN
nationality cannot or will not assist in the physical re-building
The Jewish Chronicle invites correspondence on subjects of interest to of the land of the fathers so that it may become to some thou-
the Jewish people, but disclaims responsibility for an indorsement of the
sands of our co religionists, a land of refuge.
view expressed by the writers.

A YOUNG FOLKS' PAGE CONDUCTED BY JUDITH ISH-KISHOR.

(Jewish Review and Oh.- i‘iir)

grans ., foes

A Letter For You.

so hard just now. It's better to be
out of doors than to study too hard,
when you are a growing girl or boy.
Promise me to take care of yourself,
And all of you boys and girls take
care of yourselves. That will make
your parents happy, to say nothing
of your friend,

tor iSheinsta shaping
sg ha e is one public
u'blt opinim, and
our Jewish actors and actr,,,, hare
a mission to perform beside., being
merely exponents fo the drioniitio art
Thit is to give to the world the proper .
conception of their tio-rolationists,
which is a very important 'mates at
present.
All Jews in the dramatic art should
aim to develop the finer qualities in
their own people, and to inspire them
to become true and loyal Americans
The Jewish actors and actresses
can do much to eradicate the misun-
derstanding regarding the Jews, and
it is their duty to to so. There are
many of them, however, who do n ot
think this way, and instead of pre-
senting their co-religionists in a good
light they either ridicule them or a s.
cribe to them exceedingly unfavor-
able qualities.
Many of our best Jewish actors and
actresses appear in vaudeville sketches
which portray the Jews in the most
disparaging manner, so that they can
win the praise of their audiences and
reap large financial gains, little
dreaming how much harm they are
doing to the Jewish cause, or if they
do think about it they are indifferent
as long as they are in the limelight.
It is ufortunate that there are
some vaudeville skits presenting Jews
in a most contemptible light, which is
the work of the Jews themselves. Rut,
be it said to the credit of a large
number of Jews in the field of the
drama and music, that they take a
foremost rank in their art and that
they are proud of their Jewish an-
cestry and would appear in no pro-
duction that would cast an undesir-
able reflection upon their brethren in
faith.
A writer in one of our esteemed
contemporaries has suggested that
the Jews on the stage could do much
to alleviate the distress of their co-
religionists in England and Central
Europe by arousing public opinion
concerning their terrible condition. He
believes that 75 per cent of the agi.
tation in America regarding Ireland
was due to the efforts 1,1 John Mc-
Cormick and other Irish people on
the stage, who portrayed the miseries
of their people, /1 Ild there is no rea-
son why this cannot be done by the
Jews.
The horrible condition of the Jews
in Poland, Russia and Ukrainia is
realized by only a small percentage of
the people, and yet it is for worse
than in Ireland. The treatment of
the Jews in those countries is due
mostly to religious hatred.
Never in the history of the world
have the Jewish actors and actresses
been so duty bound to help their suf-
fering co-religionists as at present.
Will they do it? We hope and trust
that they will.
Without a doubt, our Jewish actors,
actresses and singers, with their su-
perior talents along these lines, could
do much that would awaken within
the hearts of the American pe o ple a
keen sympathy for those unfortunate
sufferers whose only crime is being
true and loyal Jews.

Dear Boys and Girls:
This week I want to have a talk
with you because I've enjoyed your
letters so much that it's only fair I
should write you a good, big answer.
I want especially to talk to you
about a letter I've received from one
JUDITH ISII-KISHOR.
of my readers, Jean Tucker. This is
I'. S.—Jean, your first question is
what she writes:

too easy. Send me two more ques-
"My Dear Miss Ish-Kishor: I guess tions if yep like.
you will be surprised to receive a let-
ter from me. I am usually busy, so
How Dahlmah Honored His
I always write cards.
Father.
"I saw my letter in The Detroit
-
One day Rabbi Eliezer said to his
Jewish Chronicle and I was no
pupils: "Do you wish to know how
Indeed, in season and out of season, it has been insisted pleased that you haven't forgotten to
honor your parents? Then I will
Thank you for your advice. I
Shebat 5, 5682 upon by non-Zionistic rabbis and leaders of men, that they me.
February 3, 1922
have a bud cough at present. I try tell you a story of Dahmah, the son
stand ready to give material and moral support to any feasible hard not to get sick, but one thing of Nethina." And he told them the
pip that may be brought forward to accomplish that end, so comes soon as the other leaves. I following story.
It happened that one of the pre-
you must think I am telling
long as their co-operation in its establishment does not lay suppose
my troubles to you instead of nice cious stones attached to the Iligh
them open to the suspicion that they are affiliated with the things. Miss Ish.Kishor, would you l'riest's garment was lost. The priests
Those who are always on the alert for trouble will by cause of political Zionism. It may be held by some that these mind if I sent in a few questions? of the temple sought throughout the
some stretch of their imagination find in the intimacies between non-Zionists are peculiarly thin-skinned and that it would not . . . . You must excuse my writing, hind for a jewel to replace it. They
I cough, and every time I could not find a stone like the one
fathers and their boys created by the celebration of Father mean their undoing even if by chance they were mistakenly because
cough, it shakes; so my pen shakes. that had been lost. But they were
and Son Week, a possible occasion for the breakdown of par- identified with the political Zionists. But this is not really true. Perhaps my letter is too long to print, told that Nethina, a heathen dealer in
ental authority on the one hand and of filial respect on the Political Zionism involves a principle that is contrary to their but I'll be satisfied if you'll just let precious stones, might have what they
know that you have read it. I desired. Just before it was time to
other.
conception of Jewish philosophy and history. They regard it me
only wish that every word of Deenah prepare for the Sabbath, they en-
misinterpretation
of
the
very
ends
for
which
through
un-
as
a
Seder's
came to pass. Don't you? tered Nathina's shop and asked his
But those who are at all able to sense the significance of
centuries, the Jew has been struggling. They look upon . . . . I wish you a lot of success. young son Dahmah to show them their
such a celebration will find in it a new bulwark for both of told
father's jewels. But whatever they
Your
loving
friend as ever,
these virtues. They will understand that it is only through it as a giving up in large part of the ideals and the aspirations
saw, they were not satisfied.
"Jean Tucker."
that
have
been
characteristic
of
the
Jewish
soul.
Therefore,
to
"Wait but a minute," Dahmah told
So
Jean
has
a
bad
cough.
I'm
very
intimate contact between fathers and sons, that relationship
sorry for her. And I wonder how them, "and I will bring you the very
of unquestioning confidence between them which is the safe- them it is no small matter.
many of you besides her have bad jewel you seek." Ile went out of the
guard of mutual respect, can be established and maintained.
What therefore the non-Zionists are eager for today is the coughs?—Eh—Think of that!
room. But a few moments later he
So I am writing to you because I returned and told them that they
The truth of the matter is that we want to break down devising of a plan through which without any application of want you to take better care of your- could not have the jewel that day.
Now it was very late and the
parental authority as that term is used in the old Prussian sympathy with Jewish statehood, they may be privileged to selves. It makes me sad to think so
priests wished to buy the jewel before
of you should be unwell.
sense. The child is not body and soul the property of his par- do their meed in the physical re-building of Palestine. Per- many
course, it's not so dreadful to the Sabbath, so they offered Dahmah
ents. He has rights that must be respected as well as duties haps the delegates of the World Zionist Organization who will be Of
sick, or a little bit unwell now. twice the sum that they had offered
that must be done. The child's need is quite as sacred as the be the guests of the city this week, will see their way clear to Because mother is there to take care at first, if he would bring the jewel
father's creed. The day has definitely passed when this can sounding in no uncertain terms, a message to the Jews of Amer- of you, and she shakes her head when to them at once. But Dahmah an-
looks at you, and she gives you swered:
be forgotten. The establishment of Father and Son Week ica that may make for union along these lines rather than for she
good things to eat, and tells every-
"My aged father has fallen asleep
is, we believe, a forward step in the bringing about of a proper misunderstanding. Pray God it be so. To none will it bring one in the house to walk softly so against the chest in which the jewel
relationship between parents and their children. Too often greater satisfaction than to the non-Zionists among the Jews. they shouldn't disturb you. But .... you seek is hidden. I would not
when you are all grown-up, as some awaken him for three times the
fathers are entirely unfamiliar with the intellectual aspirations
of you soon will be, it's not at all amount you offer." And although
and the soul hunger of their boys. They know scarcely more
pleasant to be sick.
the priests continued to urge him to
about their essential natures than they do about their passing
First of all, because people who are awaken his father and bring forth the
always having headaches and colds jewel, he would not.
acquaintances.
During the past 10 days, there have reached our desk not can't do their work properly. If you When the Sabbath was over, the
And there is a real tragedy involved in this situation. Many less than three Year Books from as many congregations in va- have to be always nursing yourself, priests returned to the shop and Dah-
can you work hard and become a mah showed them the jewel. It was
and many a boy who goes the downward path might have been rious parts of the country. The custom of publishing annually how
great man or a wonderful woman? exactly what they wanted and they
saved to a life of self-respect and social usefulness had he been an account of the activities undertaken by our congregations If you are always having aches and gave him the full sum that they had
able in some crucial moment of his life to turn to his father for is growing in favor and should be encouraged. We recall that nains, how can you earn a living and offered him the second time of ask-
fine and independent, and at the ing. But he refused it, saying:
counsel and advice with the assurance that he would receive the late Professor Deutsch said some time ago, that there can be
same time do things for America, and
"The sum you offered me at first
from him a sympathetic and intelligent hearing. Nothing will be no better record of the achievements and the ideals of the to help the Jews? If you want to was
a good price for the jewel. When
serve more effectively to bring about just this mutual under- Jew in America than is to be found in these congregational show people how fine a Jew can be, I refused to take it, I was doing my
standing which is so necessary, as the meeting together occa- publications. After all, the synagog is central to the life of you had better be strong and healthy aged father honor. I did not object
able to work hard. Then people because the sum was not large
sionally for work and for play of father and son. The week the Jew. It is the one organization that is expressive of his and
will be glad to know you. They will enough. And now, if I should take
set aside for this essential purpose should be observed by religious thought and his spiritual ideals. Whatever may be enjoy looking at you, for healthy peo- a larger price, I should be selling his
churches, by clubs, by schools, and in the home. And what is accomplished by other organizations, the lodges, the philan- ple are beautiful people. They have honor for gold. And that I shall
figures and clear skin and never do!"
more, it should be the inspiration to the institution of a Mother thropies, the clubs—they will sink into insignificance before upright
bright eyes. You father and mother
So the priests gave him the smaller
and Daughter Week, for it is not less essential that a spirit of the achievements of the synagog upon which ultimately they want you to look like that when you sum.
And still wondering at the lad's
confidence should obtain between the mother and her girls are all more or loss dependent for their inspiration.
grow up.
honesty and virtue, they blessed him
lovely
mother
who
has
I
know
a
and took the jewel and went on their
than between the father and his boys.
These Year Books indicate, too, the changing and growing three little children. They are so way to the temple.
We look forward hopefully, therefore, to the time when interpretations of religion at the hands of the Jews in these strong and lively and clean and have
wonderful red cheeks that I am
RIDDLE BOX
Father and Son Week will give way to Parent and Child Week days. They show what comparative values are placed by the such
always proud they are Jewish chil-
A good many boys and girls, in-
in which the fullest implications of such an institution may be various congregations upon divine services, upon education, dren. I'm glad Jewish children can cluding Alexander Shaw, who began
realized. It will mark a step forward in the social regenera- upon philanthropy, upon social entertainment, upon commun- look like that and I always tell their the fun, have guessed Janet Miller's
mother what a really wonderful
tion of our time.
ity service and upon the various phases of activity that now Jewess she is, to be bringing up such puzzle.
I am pleased to say that several of
seem legitimately to fall within the scope of synagogal work. children for the Jewish race. I want the girls and boys who sent in an-
They reflect not only the attitude of the minister toward these all of you to look as they do and feel swers to Janet's puzzle have also
they do.
given puzzles for all the readers of
problems, but they also give the layman's point of view in the as So
I'm glad you wrote me, dear The Sabbath Angel—including Janet
reports of officers which invariably they contain. Interesting, Jean. It's perfectly all right to tell —to guess. Now that's very nice. I
HIAS, which is the name by which the Hebrew Sheltering indeed, it is to compare the reports of congregational officers me your troubles. That's what a mean to give them to you, one by
friend is for—to tell your troubles one, as we find space. That is, I
and Immigrant Aid Society of America is now popularly today with the type of those that as a rule were submitted a to.
And if you want every word that
to give you the good ones. All
known, has opened a permanent office in Detroit, in direct' decade or two ago. Then they had to do almost entirely with Deenah Seder said to come true, then mean
of you tried, I know, but some of you
charge of Rabbi Samuel Siegel of New York and under the financial matters. And the one cry that was repeated and you must all be healthy. Some peo- didn't succeed as well as others.
general supervision of a Board of Directors of which Joseph reiterated was that the congregation must be more generously ple are naturally more healthy than Would you like me to give you a few
others, but we can all improve our "tips" about puzzle making?
L. Selling has been chosen President. The organization with supported.
health by taking care of ourselves.
First of all, be very sure that your
Then listen while I give you a few names are spelled correctly. To set
its branches in every important seaport town in America, Eu-
It
is
suggestive
that
one
may
take
up
the
report
of
congre-
simple rules about what to "Do" and somebody working over a puzzle that
rope, and Asia, is doing a work, the significance of which can
to "Don't."
is spelled wrong, isn't fair, is it? Sec-
scarcely be overestimated. Indeed, we regard the activities of gational presidents as printed in their Year Books now and what
1. Be sure to have some fun out
write very neatly. Because
HIAS as second in importance to none of our philanthropic find almost without exception a spirit of optimism as to the of doors every day, whatever it is— ondly,
your puzzle may be a good one, and
undertakings. If the conservation of family life is basic to co-operation that is being accorded the congregations by their a walk, a game or a snow-fight!
yet if there is a blot over a word,
all social reconstruction, then the work accomplished by HIAS constituent members. But more than that. Almost universally 2. Drink milk every time your so that I can't read the word, or if
gives it to you.
your writing is careless, the puzzle
in the returning of families that had been separated while the there is a tendency to stress the fact that the congregation has mother
3. After a warm bath, let some can't be used. And all your work
a duty to those who stand outside its gates and that no religious cooler
war raged at its height, takes on paramount importance.
water run into the tub, and will ^o for nothing.
organization can believe that it is doing its full duty until it splash yourself with the cool water.
Then I have another suggestion to
It is thought by some who have only a superficial knowl- puts the opportunity of religious worship within the reach of If you do that, you are less likely to make.
Suppose you try to make some
catch cold.
edge of conditions that since the application of the three per every Jewsih child and adult.
other puzzles, beside Jumbled Names.
4. Sleep with the upper part of This week I am giving a charade, sent
cent immigration law, the work of this organization must have
The spirit of democracy in our congregations is growing your window open.
in by Morris 11. Fine of 2228 Mon-
been reduced to a minimum. The very opposite is the truth.

Don't.
daumin avenue, Baltimore, Md. He
Because of the limitation in the number of those permitted to The clay seems to be quickly passing when wealth and posi- Don't have the head of your bed also sent in a Diagonal Puzzle, which
tion
may
be
the
index
to
fitness
to
hold
places
of
power
and
ton near the open window.
land upon these shores, the HIAS has so far as humanly pos-
I have already given you. And
Don't keep your coat and hat and Charades have been sent in by other
sible, seen to it that only those eligible under our laws to land respon s ibility in our congregational organiations. Character rubbers
and muffler on after you smart little readers. So go right
and
willingness
to
serve
are
becoming
more
and
more
the
in this country were permitted to embark at European sea-
• come into the warm house.
ahead. There are Acrostics, Cha-
Don't step on the bare floor with rades, Diagnoal Puzzles, Diamond
ports. And this has been a work involving supreme tact and sole index to such fitness.
bare feet. That's a fine way of Puzzles!
understanding.
It is because these Year Books offer a mirror of these grow- your
catching cold!
Now try Morris Fine's Charade:
Don't eat too much candy. NVhen
But this has been only one of the many new phases of the ing sentiments and others of equal importance in the religiou you
want candy, eat some fruit in- My first in jump but not in leap,
life
of
our
time,
that
their
importance
is
very
great.
We
be-
organization's activity brought about by the restriction of im-
stead. Try it!
My next in shallow, not in deep,
migration. When the doors of this country began to close lieve that congregational publications of this kind should be
My third in hand and not in foot ,
very
carefully
preserved.
as
they
will
afford
to
the
historian
I hope you will get over your ' My fourth in take but not in put,
more and more upon the Jews driven out of their native lands
cough soon, Jane. I'erhaps., if you Mylast in head but not in tail,
by religious persecution and political discrimination, other of the future an index of incalculable value to the religious are
not strong, you should not work My whole was swallowed by a whale.
lands of refuge had to be sought out. Anti this is one of the thought and aspirations of our time.

Fathers and Sons.

Congregational Year Books.

H-I-A-S

functions of the BIAS. Those who have been engaged in any
degree in protecting the rights of immigrants and prospective
immigrants, give the assurance that at every angle of their
investigation, they have uniformly found the HIAS at work
with helpful suggestion and necessary assistance.
We are told that not less than $80,000 sent by Detroit rela-
tives of sufferers in the war stricken and famine ridden dis-
tricts of Europe passed through the New York offices of the
HIAS. This alone is a sufficient reason for the establishment'
here of a permanent branch office of the society.
That the work of the society may go forward unimpeded,
it is necessary that it be generously supported by our people
throughout the country. Very shortly, it is proposed that a I
one-day campaign for funds for the IIIAS shall be staged in '
Detroit. We are fully aware that demands upon our people
for funds are coming rather thick and fast and from many
quarters. But we believe that no cause with a more just ap-
peal to their generosity can be set before them. Mr. Selling
and his committee therefore deserve the full co-operation of
the entire community. Surely they will receive it as thy proper
time.

Palestine and the Non-Zionist.

The coming to Detroit this week of the eminent gentlemen
who constitute the World Zionist Delegation affords us the
opportunity of reiterating what has frequently been said in
these columns as to the attitude of the non-Zionist toward the
problem of Palestine. Primarily, let it be emphasized that this
is no time for controversy and strife within Israel. If ever
there was a time when Jews of all shades of religious opinion
should seek a common ground for co-operation and unity of,
effort, it is today. Insidious forces are directed against us from

U. OF A. H. C. EXPRESSES
REGRET ON POPE DEATH

CINCINNATI, 0.—Resolutions of
sympathy with the Catholic church on
the death of the Pope were passed at
the weekly meeting of the executive
committee of the Union of American
ilebrew Congregations, hold last
Wednesday night. The following tele-
gram was dispatched to 9lcgr. Gio-
vanni Bonzano, the Apostolic Dele-
gate at Washington:
"The Union of American Hebrew
Congregations tenders its deep sym-
pathy in the loss which the Catholic
church has sustained in the demise of
His Holiness Pope Benedict XV. With
the entire world we unite in deplor-
ing the passing of one who was a con-
stant exponent of the finer spiritual
values of life, a great standard bearer
of morality among men and of peace
and concord among nations."

CLAIRMONT CLUB

The regular meeting of the Clair-
mont Club was held Thursday even-
ing at the organization's clubrooms.
The membership committee showed
results in that there were prospective
members present. The entertainment
committee is working steadily plan-
ning functions for the organiz-
ation. The Glee Club is rapidly pro-
gressing and will soon be heard at

otgathneizagtrioa ndu,waaiTs 'tell repre-
sented in
t e different high schools of the city h
and is rapidly becoming a chili com-
posed of high school graduates. The
organization has 37 metutiors, but
membership is still open to Je wsh
i
i :ir,:of sh
ayontld n Ig9 men ab reetts,Auoitli iningthtt.0 age

who

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