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February 03, 1922 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish Chronicle, 1922-02-03

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ANakalt 'mesh PerlaNW Cada


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(Ciptinued from page 1.)
arson placed himself entirely at the


(Copyright, 1921. By Chas. II. Joseph.)

This isn't Jewish—its universal—so I am going to pass Arthur

Brisbane's thought ■
along to those readers of this column who may
have missed it in his "Today:" "The man who grows up in • herd,
deer-like, thinking with the herd, rarely amounts to anything. Do you
want to succeed? Crow in solitude, work, develop in solitude with
hooks and nature as your friends. Then if you want the crowd to see
how fine you are, come back to it and boss it if it will let you. Con-
stant craving for indiscriminate company is a sure sign of mental
w eakness." I wonder if this thought of Max Beerbohm's that I came
across the other day will fit in with this idea of Mr. Brisbane's? "One
sheep standing on its hind legs doesn't resemble a man, but a flock
of sheep standing on its hind legs resembles a crowd of men."

Zangwill uses a blunt pen with a sharp point, which is not more
of a contradiction than Zangwill himself. A Chicago Rabbi dregs
from under the debris on his desk these stinging sayings of th e gre a t
Jewsih Mysterious. Says he; "With an ancient liturgy why manu•
facture prayer - books with a brand new smell instead of the old poetic
arom•T And if you must have new prayers let the congregation pray
t h em .
But, no, the minister and the choir, in my experience, do all
the work. One would almost think that our Reform Synagogues were
homes for the dumb. True, there is not so much gossiping to one
another as in the old Orthodox congregation, but when decorum comes
in at the door, must devotion fl = out
of the window?"

-■ 11.- •

You think you have imitated Christiens when you have an organ,
but even Christians sing their hymns. The reformers in your syna-
gogues seem to be ashamed, but whether of their English or of their
Reform I de not know. Now note, I do not complain of the imitation
of the Christians. But what I do complain of is the statement to omi-
state the letter without the spirit. The Reformed American Jews
seem to have lost the old spirit and have not yet acquired the new.
Judaism is not Christianity minus Christ. It has an inner spirit of
its own according to which it must grow." Do I hear any Reform
Rabbi rising to a question of personal privilege? If so, he may have
the "floor" next week.

A fashionable New York retail store features a "Kiki" style gar-
ment—I've forgotten whether it's a blouse of a dress or not. At any
rate it very importantly announces that by special permission of David
Belasco this copy of the style that Lenore Ulrich wears in the play
"Kiki" is given to it exclusively. All I have to say is that how any
yo ung woman who sees the play and realizes exactly the sort of girl
"Kiki" is (regardless of Mr. Belasco's beautiful and beautifully vague
explanatory phrases) would ever want to wear anything that such •
street type would wear passes my understanding.
And how a store of
the standing of the one in question would want to feature it is yet and
still another story. No wonder that Henry Ford sometimes used to
see red. I only hope that the "Kiki" style will remain closely con-
fined to Mr. Belasco's theater and will not spread like • rash through.
out stores in other cities.

Russian rubles are really stage money. Those living in this coun-
try and having relatives in Russia are able now with some degree of
certainty to have their letters reach their destination and at a cost of
only five cents. But a letter in return costs to mail out of Russia
1,000 rubles. This sounds like a at of money and it was before the
war when under normal rate of exchange it was worth $500. So you
can imagine what money of that sort is worth when it takes 1,000
rubles for ordinary postage. If the letter is overweight, the cost
mounts to 2,000 rubles or more. In the old days that would have been
an expensive postage—some thousand dollars. A Russian "ruble"
millionaire would probably have about enough real money to buy ■
night's lodging in the old Mills Hotel in New York.

- — -

Giacomo Cardinal della China became Pope Benedict XV in Sep-
tember, 1914, just after the beginning of the great war and no Pope
was ever called upon to meet a more serious responsibility in view of
the fact that Catholic peoples were arrayed against each other in the
struggle. And if we are to judge by surface indications, the leader
of the Catholic church acquitted himself in a manner that won the
admiration of the thinking world. There have been more brilliant
Popes than Benedict XV; there have been better statesmen; there
have been more profound scholars, but we question whether in any
one of them was combined so many of the necessary qualities that
enabled him to rise to the heights demanded during the most terrible
war in the history of mankind.

Despite the fact that it is a selection that interests primarily the
Catholic church, the whole world watches with interest the choosing
of a new Pope. By the time these lines appear he may have been
As in the case of the
chosen, as this is being written on January 24.

presidency of this country, the most brilliant men are frequently
passed by and those apparently less endowed with great intellectuality
or statesmanship are chosen. The name of Merry del Val has been
most often on the world's lips whenever a new Pope is to be chosen,
yet he has failed to attain the exalted position. This time we hear the
name of Gasparri; but close observers indicate the election of Cardinal
Maffi, with Cardinlas La Fontaine and Ratti close seconds.

— — - •

Do you want to know what the ideal rabbi or minister should do?

I used to think that I knew, but I find I was mistaken. On the New
York Evening World I find a prominent manufacturer has this to say:
"Now what should a minister do? First, get to know his people and
not forget the younger set. If there is a chence to have a social
gathering, get them together and have • good time; a line of talk on
how to increase the attendance and bring in new members. Also see
if there are not some who can sing. Good singing and music attract
the outsiders. Do not pick out a certain few in calling. A near neigh-

bor is sure to feel slighted if he or she hears that you called." No,
dear reader, this wasn't the statement of • schoolboy, but • representa-
tive business man, and that is his ide ■ of how a minister of God
should occupy his time. It is tragic.

When will the newspapers of this country slop press agenting
Ilenry Ford in his ambition to be President of the United States? Who
is getting money for this Ford propaganda? Is the International
News Service? Is it the Newspaper Enterprise Service? Is it Benson

or some other man stationed alongside of Ford? Is it the editors of
some of the papers in some of the cities where these articles constantly
appear? What is behind it all? Surely the newspaper men of ti's
country know that their readers do not want to be fed uo with Muscle
Shoals and a reform currency program every day. And Ford's dreams

surely are not of such transcendent news value that they must he
played up constantly.
— - • -.Ow- • - —

Ford, according to Mr. Pipp, wants the Presidency. He is trying
to curry favor with the Southern Democrats, the committee of 48 and
the farmers' bloc. There can be no doubt of this, and there are other
reasons that I am not at liberty to make public at this time which con-
firms the belief that Ford is bending every effort to pain the Presi-
dency. We may laugh at his am bitions, but he takes them seriously,
as he takes everything seriously, because Ford has no sense of humor.
and inexolicabl ethings.
That is why he is always doing such amazing
And a president without a sense of humor would be a menace to
the nation.
•••• ■ ••.---
One is impressed by the scholarship of European Jews. Not
more than we have in this country
of them, of
that it is quite noticeable. This has been brought much more to our
attention because of the visits of Sokolow, Warburg, Weigmnnn and
other great Zionist leaders. When we say "scholarship" we refer, of

course, more particularly to Jewish scholarship. The type of men at
the head of Jewish movements n Europe seem to be more Jewish, if I
can use the term. Learning seems to mean more over there. Here we
omforting to know that
worship and look up to men of money. It is c
all the world isn't money-mad.





disposal of the Zionist Organization
in England and carried on a most ac-
tive campaign among Englishmen in
the British Isles. Few men are bet-
ter equipped today to talk of Zionist
problems, and Paterson is not onlv
able to agitate among, his fellow-
Christians for the rebirth of a new
Zionist state, but can well propagate
modern Zionism among Jews. Colonel
Paterson, the author, soldier, adven-
turer and big game hunter, is now
completely subdued by John Ilenry
Paterson, the Zionist propagandist.
"All the centuries of persecution
and oppression," he said recently,
"have not suppressed the Zionist
spirit of the Jew and with that spirit
fully awakened, nothing on earth can
prevent the Jew from taking posses-
sion of what is rightly his own and
of a country which none but the Jew
can once more convert into one of
milk and honey. It is my belief that
within our own life-time the Jews
will not only have regained the Holy
Land and redeemed to quite an ex-
tent its great possibilities, but they
will have developed a generation of
true Palestinians. Already there are
a goodly number of them in that
country today, that type, free in'
spirit and sturdy and vigorous in
body. Ills head high, shoulders,
squared and chest forward, he fear-'1
lessly faces the lurking dangers of
Arab and Bedouin, a complete re-
futation that the Jew of the Goluth
is naturally a shrinking, cringing in-
dividual. From my earliest youth I
have conic to realize the tremendous
debt we Christians owe to the Jews.
Hare they not given us the Bible?
Have they not given us our Lord?
Have they not given us the Apostles?
Are not these the corner-stones of
The first function in honor of the'
delegation will take place Sunday
evening, when a banquet will bo ten-
dered the guests at the Shaarey Ze-,
del:. The entire delegation will speak
at the time.
The monster reception will be given
the distinguished visitors Monday
evening at the massmeeting to be
held at the Danceland, 4647 Wood-'
ward avenue near Forest avenue.
Every member of the delegation will
speak. Rabbi A. M. Hershman will
The delegation will be accompanied
on the Detroit visit by Joseph Baron-
dess, well known orator, who will
also speak at the massmeeting.
Mayor James Couzens will repre-
sent the city of Detroit at the mass-
meeting and will greet the Sokolow
delegation in an address at the
Danceland. Governor Alex J. Groes-
beck may also attend the massmeet-
ing and greet the guests in the name
of the state of Michigan.
The delegation comes here in the
interest of the Karen Ilayesod, or
Palestine Foundation Fund, whose
aim it is to rebuild Palestine as the
Jewish Homeland.


(Continued from page 1.)
to show the world that they are no
more a people of Gypsies. "We want
to be like the other nations," he ex-;
claimed "For centuries we have been
changing our fatherlands. We have'
changed the languages of our chil-
dren, we have changed their dress and
custom and manner as we traveled
from land to land, country to coun-
try. But we don't want to be Gyp-
sies any longer. Our children are
obliged to assimilate themselves.
They are obliged to study every lan-
guage but their own. They learn
everybody's history but their own.
We want to build a land where we
shall have a Hebrew university, a Ile-'.
brew culture, where the Hebrew Ian-'
gunge will flourish."
Dr. Goldstein is a man of small
stature and makes the appearance of
an every-day business man. Yet it
is plainly evident, when one studies
the man, that he has gone through a':
hell on earth. Prior to his coming
to America he was in the Ukraine and
saw the sufferings of the Jewish peo-
ple that have been intensified since
the war and have increased day by ,
day. Ile saw the land that was strewn
with the bodies of 300,000 Jewish
men, women and children who were
killed in pogroms or died of tortures
at the hands of bandits.
These Ukrainian Jews have paid
their Ma'aser, their tax of the tra-
ditional lithe, by giving up their lives
for the Jewish people, Dr. Goldstein
declared. Jews in America must now
pay their tithe to prove themselves
worthy of their horitage, of the mut-
terings of their fellow Jews and of
the martyrdom the people has ex-
perienced during the past 2,000 years.
Dr. Goldstein was dramatic in his
description of the position of the Jew
in Poland and the Ukraine.
Professor Warburg spoke with a
naive delight of his contemplated trip
to Palestine, following the conclusion
of the present speaking tour in this
country. He told his audience that
he considered it a privilege and a
pleasure now to be able to settle defi-
nitely in Palestine and devote the rest
of his (lays in the service of his peo-
ple and his country.
"It is not enough that we should
become economically secure," Profes-
sor Warburg raid. "In Palestine we
must build a center for the Jewish
l'alestine must become the
center for the Hebrew language, He-
brew culture and Hebrew learning.
When Palestine is built there will
once more come forth from Jerusa-
lem, as in the days of old, Jewish
learning and Jewish ideals."
Judge Aaron B. Cohn acted as
chairman of the massmeeting. The
meeting was preceded by the singing
of "America" and "Ilatikvah" by the
choir of the Colling•ood Avenue
Temple. There was not a vacant
. seat in the auditorium when the
meeting opened. Despite the disap-
pointment caused by the absence of
Mr. Sokolow, Toledo Jews were in a
holiday mood Monday. Everyone was
hustling and bustling. For the mes-
sengers of the builders of Zion were
voieing their appeal for a rebuilt
Jewish homeland, and Toledo pre-
, pared to hearken to the call.

tints et healthy humor. He is always
just, even magnanimous to his oppon-
ents. He never forgets the talents
and the accomplishments of others,
even of his most embitte red
Ile is never wrathful, never morose,
never partial to his friends' faults and
errors. Keenly sweening by, but kind-
heartedly and good-humoredly, with-
out offence or disparagement, he un-
dermines and destroys the fortifica-
tions of his adversaries.
Fokolow is also a social man. His
conversation is as entertaining as his
writing is convincing. Ile is a living,
inexhaustible source of originality.
Banality has no snare for him.
Sokolow has never sought to he the
leader of the Jewish people, and tin
represent them before the non-Je•ish
world. He was a scholar, a literateur,
a teacher. Time and its requirements
have compelled him to relinquish his
scholarly studio and have dragged him
un to the summit. And there on the
peak the horn Jewish leader has
manifested himself.
I BUCHAREST.—(J. T. A.) — The
finding of facilities for the emigra-
tion of Russian Jews to Palestine and
western countries was decided upon
DANZIG.—(J. T. A.)—The draft- at a conference of representatives of
ed regulations for the election of of- a number of relief committees for
ficers of the Danzig Kehillah, dis- the Ukrainian Jews.
Reports prevented at the confer-
franchising women and Kehillah em-
ployes, has been rejected by the Diet ence showed that 130,000 had been
and distributed amongst
of the Free City on the ground that
it would be contradiction to the Dan- Ukrainian refugees, u well as large

(Continued from page 1.)
talized under the influence of various
political, social and economic condi-
tions and environments.
Is An Acute Politician.
In every doss or group of people
Sokolow is in the right place. He
never Incite the proper word. Amongst
rabbis and students of the Talmadie
lore he in a Talmudist. Amongst the
learned and of the excavators pre-
cious gems of ancient Hebrew history
he is at home. In parleying with
statesmen, rulers and commanders, he
is an acute politician, a highly edu-
cated and tactful man who impresses
with his broad anlalyticnI mind, with
his rich knowledge and his pleasant,
modest deportmtnt. Balfour, Pichon,
Milleran and the I'ope have admitted
in Sokolow not only the endowed poli-
tician but the great intellectual Jew.
Sokolow has met the greatest think-
ers, writers and artiste of our genera-
tion. Nothing in the world of arts
has displayed extraordinary talent.
Ile has treated Jewish problems in
!,‘very thinkable language. His Yid-
too is picturesque and full of
flavor. •
Sokolow in never petty, sarcastic,
one-sided or personal. Ilia speeches
are profound and full of striking
thoughts. But no matter how serious,
hie public addresses never lack the zig constitution.

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