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July 31, 1936

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King Herod, Great
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of the destruction of the Tem-
ple—the Temple fiat Herod
rebuilt, the Temple that Jesus
knew"—is an ideal time for
the recounting of important
events in the years of our his-
tory which immediately pre-
ceded the advent of the Chris-
tian era.
Rabbi Minkin records most
fascinatingly the story of the
man who is known as Herod
the Great but whom Jewish his-
tory has branded as the Ter-
rible. It is the story of a
man the day of whose death
was a holiday for the Jewish
people in Palestine. One of
the most remarkable personali-
ties of pre-Christian times, •
leader with marked ability and
a great capacity for creative-
ness, the reign of King Ilerod
I was nevertheless one of the
most tragic in all history. Few
rulers have their records as
stained with blood, and only a
handful of tyrants in history
are known to have been his
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Rabbi Minkin's commendable
biography gives a complete pic-
ture not only of the life of
Herod but also of the history
of Palestine during the cen-
tury that preceded the Christian
era. It is the story of an un-
forgettable accident that had
brought Herod to the Jewish
throne, and the relationship re-
mained unfortunate ever af-
ter." Half-Idumean and half-
Jew who married an Hasmon-
ean in order to strengthen his
claims to the throne, Ilerod
—is the man who has purchased a Great-
was unable at any time, in
West Retirement Annuity. You can assure
spite of his great constructive
yourself this way of a monthly salary of
reign, to win the confidence and
$50 — $500 — any sum you wish to com-
the love of his people. The re-
mence at 55, 60 or 65 — to continue as
sult was that he lived in con-
stant suspicion of those who
long as you live.
surrounded him, and he packed
his court with non-Jewish cour-
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another perpetrated after the
and loan value, in case of need, after
hatching of plot after plot,
some true and some forged,
payment of the first premium.
upon his life. On Herod's head
was the guilt of the death of
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his brother-in-law, Joseph; his
wife, Mariamne, the Hasmon-
can; Alexandra, mother of Mar-'
Janine; his two sons by Mari-
amne, Alexander and Aristo-
bulus; of Antipater, the son
of his first wife; leaders of nu-
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Herod came nearest to win-
ning the affection of his peo-
TIIII
ple when he rebuilt the Tem-
ple. "It was the Temple that
Jesus knew; where his brother
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their tears." But Ilerod com-
mitted the indiscretion of plac-
ing the Roman eagle over the
entrance of the Temple, and
with one stroke he destroyed
all the good that he created.
Shortly before his death, with
the spread of a premature ru-
mor that he was no longer
among the living, a fanatic out-
burst drove Jerusalemites to •
state of frenzy, they stormed
the Temple and tore the Roman
insignia from the wall. The
feeble and prostrated Herod ac-
quired a new lease of life and
FOR A SINGLE
brought the offenders before
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him. Asked what had prompted
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uprising were condemned to be
burned alive. Thus, "the path
FACING GRAND CIRCUS PARK
of blood that followed him all
his life did not dry up till he
reached his grave."

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life to "inject racial and religious
prejudices into the forthcoming
presidential campaign" were vig-
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Mr. Wineman stated that donations of $5 and over to the 1935 and
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But in spite of this tribute,
the author, throughout his
book, points to the hate which
faced Herod on all fronts.
"Herod's unsavory reputation,"
Rabbi Minkin tells us, "has
scandalized the church no less
even than the synagogue; in
fact, the former even more bit-
terly than the latter; for, by
some juggling of dates, history
has connected the birth of
Jesus with the last days of the
Judean king, although in all
probability they were four
years apart. As Herod was
said to have attempted the an-
nihilation of Judaism, so it was
said he tried to nip Christian-
ity in the bud by slaying the
infant Jesus together with the
babes of Bethlehem. The story
goes that when the Wise Men
came to Ilerod with the ques-
tion, "Where is he that is born
king of the Jews?' the king
was seized with a panicky fear,
for it was just the kind of ques-
tion that was calculated to
arouse his jealousy and suspic-
ion. Herod knew that he had
not been born a Jew, and, least
of all, king of the Jews. The
frightened king thereupon made
inquiry of the Magi as to when
and where the star had appear-
ed, commanding his butchers to
slay all the babes of Bethlehem
under two years of age."

Rabbi Minkin points out that
in spite of the chronological dis-
crepancy—Jesus was not yet
born when Herod died at Jer-
icho—this story was neverthe-
less believed by millions and
found its way into the New
Testament, the liturgical plays
of the Middle Ages, the Canter-
bury Tales of Chaucer, "mak-
ing the name of the 'baby-kil-
ler' one of the blackest villains
in history."

Herod's biography by Pabbi
Minkin, in spite of what ap-
pears to this reviewer to be an
unsuccessful attempt to defend
and glorify him, is neverthe-
less an important historical
work. It is replete with infor-

"a double-crossing betrayer and
liar." Such a sweet singer of the
Gospel. No wonder the usually
genial Dr. Townsend was inspired
the other day to say that "maybe
we need a preacher as president."
Gerald Smith and Charles
Coughlin are doing their level best
—which is "some" best—to dis-
credit the salutary influence of
religion and its representatives in
the social economic sense. The de-
lusion of Townsend's impossible
promises to the indigent aged is
now being used by two of the
most blatant Fascist influences in
America to exploit their own
ends. Get the program $200 or
over to every 60 years of age and
over; wealth limited to 3 1,4 mil-
lion but guaranteed variously at
$5,000 to $15,000 minimum per
person per year; and then added
to all that the general hocus pocus
of Coughlin currency concepts
decked up in a garnishing of so-
cial justice platitudes.
Coughlin 'More Dangerous
This fellow Coughlin is the
more dangerous of the two "di-
vines." Ile has an intellectual flair
which is not present in the rau-
cous ramblings of Mr. Smith. IL:
is far shrewder than Smith. It is
not beyopd possibility that, now

that it is happening here, the set-
up may be Smith, manoeuveted
by Coughlin, the one who pulls
the strings. And poor old Dr.
Townsend will be out in the cold.
When he plays with these fellows,
he's beyond his depth in the po-
litical puddle.
All of which means those Cath-
olics, Protestants and Jews of
the clergy who have tried to
represent a fine, aggressive yet
non-demagogical social justice are
going to be harder put than ever.
The reactionaries are going to
use the argument of Coughlin
and Smith in opposing religious
concern with political and eco-
nomic problems. The real liberals,
seeing the enormous following of
Coughlin and Smith, contrasted
with the feeble following of the
truly representative religious
champions of social justice, are
going more than ever to question
the significance and value of so-
cialized religion.
The only answer is for Catho-
lics to-continue in the steps of the
papal encyclicals and not of
Charles Coughlin; the representa-
tive Protestants to repudiate
Smith and his antics, Socialized
religion is going to be an integral
part of the new and more just
social order. We cannot let it be
discredited by Coughlin and Smith.

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d ict.
Continuing its war on the Jews,
the Nazi regime of Danzig has
banned the Warsaw Moment,
Yiddish daily, from the Free City
for six months, as a result of an
article in the Moment attacking
the Danzig regime. A number
of Jews were seriously injured
here when anti-Semites attacked
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A CONTRADICTION
There is contradiction in
mation and reads fascinatingly.
Rabbi Minkin's story of Herod.
It is most valuable for every
After giving a complete ac-
biblical student and every li-
count of Herod's barbarism and
brary.
brutality he concludes with a
glowing tribute to the man who
RABBI BEQUEATHES
knew only hate. There is in
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inconsistency in spite of the
excellent case built up for the
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cruel king. In answer to the
question whether Ilerod was self all but the barest necessities
of life in order to increase the
"genius or tyrant, hero or de-
sum he intended to leave to the
mon, a superb king or s base cause of Palestine land redemp-
assassin," Rabbi Minkin de-
tion.
clares: "Whether the one or the
$1,000,000 to Charily
other, he was the only king of
NEW YORK IWNS)—To carry'
Judea to east a glow of splen-
, on his various philanthropic in-
dor over his unhappy country terestn, the late Aaron E. Noe-
before its sun set not to rise 1 man, Jewish philanthiopist and
again for many a day. Genius former president of Sears. Roe-
buck and Co., left $1,000,000 to
or tyrant, Herod alone under-
the Assistance Fund, Inc., it was
stood how to disentangle the revealed when his will was filed
Gifts to North End Clinic
complicated affairs of his na-
for probate. The Assistance Fund
tion during what were perhaps was organized to distribute his
penny to Jewish insti-1
not

North End Clinic has received
bequests.
A
codicil
in
the
will
but
the most turbulent years of its
The chief beneficiary the following contributions:
revoked ■ bequest of 1100.000 to tutions.
existence and give it at least the Federation here.
was the Portland Art Museum,1
In memory of Joseph Ash of
semblance of outward power.
which received 1200,000 to build , Cleveland from Sidney F. lleav-
$1,000,000 for Naa-Jews
• new wing in honor of her par- enrich and Mrs. Benjamin L
Hero or demon, during his long
PORTLAND, Ore. (W N SI — ents, the late Solomon and Jo- Lambert.
reign, he was the mastering
The will of the late Minn Ella sephine Hirsch. Her father was , For the Social Service Fund:
brain, the grappling will and
Hirsch, wealthy spinster and de- at one time mayor of Portland,' in memory of Mrs. A. Shiffman
dominant hand which gave his scendant of one of the pioneer and from 1889 to 1892 served as ! from Abe Shiffman.
Jewish families of the Northwest. U. S. Minister to Turkey. Miss
country an era of uninterrput-
ed peace and prosperity such as created a stir in Jewish circles Hirsch also bequeathed 150,000 I George Cukor is to head the di-
here when it was learned that to the Portland Symphony Or- rectorial staff of the new major
it had not known since the
the had bequeathed $1,000.000 to chestra and $50,000 to the Chris- company resulting from the
days of King Solomon. The pre-
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The July executive board meet-
ing of the Home Relief Society
was held at the home of Mrs.
William Roth of Canterbury
Drive. Plans were discussed for
the annual dinner dance which
will take place on Oct. 25.
The Home Relief Society is
grateful for the following con-
tributions:
The Jennie Newman Estate in
memory of Mts. Jennie Newman.
Mrs. Sam Schwartz in honor of
her son's list birthday.

A special meeting of the Jew-
for Polish Jews
ish Women's European Welfare
NEW YORK. — Rabbi Max J. Organization will be held Monday,
Wohlgelernter, executive direc- Aug. 3, at 12 noon, at Congre-
tor of the Union of Orthodox gation D'nai Moshe, Dexter and
Jewish Congregations of America, Lawrence. A recommendation of
has assumed the chairmanship of the hoard of directors will be
a committee on congregations of heard in regard to a relief pro-
the American Committee Appeal ject for orphans in Poland, in
for the Relief of Jews in Poland, addition to the 15 orphaned fam-
a non-sectarian o r g a n i z a t ion, ilies who are on the regular sup-
which is at present conducting a porting list of the organization.
drive for $1,000,000 for the pur-
A free luncheon will be served
pose of alleviating extreme desti- before the meeting at 12 o'clock.
tution among the 3,500.000 Jews All members are requested to
in Poland. The committee under attend and be on time.
the leadership of Rabbi Wohlgel-
ernter will make a strenous effort Mlawer Umgegend Verein
to obtain the support of Jewish
to Honor Memory of
religious bodies and synagogues
Mary Mellin
for the work of rescue carried on
by the American Committee Ap-
The Mlawer Umgegend Verein
peal. The membership of the
committee will include distin- and its Ladies' Auxiliary will hold
guished rabbis and outstanding • feint memorial meeting on Aug.
6. at 8:30 p. m.. at Jericho Tem-
Jewish laymen.
Abraham I. Kandel and Z.1 ple, at the end of "Shloshim," to
Tygel, respectively vice-president honor the memory of the depart-
and executive director of the Fed- ed member, Mary Mellin.
Iler untimely and sudden pass-
'ration of Polish Jews in Amer-I
ica, nailed last week on the Beren- ing is not only an irreparable
loss
to her family. but also to
garia to participate in the ses-
sions of the World Jewish Con- the organization of which she
hasebeen
• tireless worker. Due
as
Switzerland,
gress at Genera,
the representatives of Polish Jews to her unstinting efforts, the Lad-
ies'
Auxiliary
of which she was
in America.
the organizer and secretary, has
grown and contributed moral and
At the end of the 15th century , financial support to the Verein In
there secured in Russia ■ series its social and charitable work.
of conversions to Judaism on the,
Members and friends of the
part of high court officials sod Verein and the Auxiliary, and
even members of the Church. This frienes of the family, are invited
"Judaising Heresy," as it was to attend the meeting.
known, was soon stamped out.

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