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November 24, 1939


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dent Roosevelt? It is the choice of the
people that comes from free discussion



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Sabbath Scriptural Selections


Pentateuchal portion—Gen. 32:4-36:43.
Prophetical portion—Hos. 12:13.14:10, or Obad.

November 24, 1939

Kislev 12, 5700

The New Jewish Center









Detroit Jewry is enriched by the mag-
nificent building on the corner of Wood-
ward Avenue and Holbrook which is to
be known as the Aaron DeRoy Memorial
Jewish Community Center,
In more than one sense this new build-
ing is to be a center, for around it are to
circulate some of the most important ac-
tivities in our community. With its en-
larged facilities, with its opportunities for
service to adults as well as to youth, with
provisions for recreational as well as edu-
cational projects, this building is to occupy
a central position in Detroit Jewish life.
Although the Jewish Community Center
is now a firmly established agency, it as-
sumes a vastly more important position
with the completion of the new building,
because it now provides facilities which
were extremely lacking in the limited
quarters of the old structure. There were
limitations for educational and recrea-
tional work. Athletic activities had to be
curtailed. Today the situation has changed
and the community has a chance to func-
tion more freely in the enlarged Jewish
Community Center structure.
A membership drive is now being con-
ducted by the new Jewish Community
Center, in proparation for the carrying
into effect of the proposed enlarged pro-
gram. The goal of 2500 new members is
not- excessive for a community the size
of Detroit, and it is to be hoped that this
goal will be reached in order that as many
Detroit Jews as possible—young and old—
may take advantage of the facilities that
are offered in the new structure.
The dedication of this new building is
occasion for genuine celebration by De-
troit Jewry. The benefactors who made
this building possible are to be congratu-
lated and the .Center authorities are to be
commended for their efforts in behalf of
an extended recreational and educational

Mankind's Average Opinion

At the ceremony of the laying of the
cornerstone of the Thomas Jefferson Me-
morial, a white marble structure now ris-
ing on the rim of the Tidal Basin in Wash-
ington, on Nov. 15, President Roosevelt
attacked dictatorships and declared that
"the average opinion of mankind is in the
long run superior to the dictates of the
Because it strikes at the very root of our
democratic way of life, President Roose-
velt's views deserve wider comment. In
the course of his address the President
declared, in an ahalysis of Thomas Jeffer-
son's contributions in the field of political

"He lived as we live in the midst of
a struggle between rule by the self-
chosen individual or the self-appoint-
ed few on the one hand, and rule by
the franchise and approval of the
many on the other. He believed as we
do that the average opinion of man-
kind is in the long run superior to the
dictates of the self-chosen.
"During all the years that have fol-
lowed Thomas Jefferson the United
States has expanded his philosophy
into a greater achievement of secur-
ity of the nation, security of the indi-
vidual and national unity than in any
other part of the whole round world.
"It may be that the conflict between
the two forms of philosophy will con-
tinue for centuries to come but we in
the United States are more than ever
satisfied with the republican form of
government based on regularly recur-
ring opportunities to our citizens to
choose their leaders for themselves."

These words deserve to be engraved in-
delibly wherever there are human beings
. as reminders of a sacred responsibility to
protect a form of government which de-
fends the rights of individuals to speak
their minds freely and "to choose their
leaders for themselves," without dictation
from "self-chosen" and "self-appointed"
There is particular significance in Presi-
dent Roosevelt's statement for Jews. We,
too, need leaders to guide us in our sad
plight. We need direction. We need
spokesmen. But we have not yet reached a
stage of such complete democratic living
that should guarantee unity of action
based on "the average opinion." Often we
hear condemnation of "self-appointed
spokesmen for Jewry." At the same time,
efforts to unite all groups continue to meet
with failure, as indicated by the difficul-
ties encountered by the American Jewish
Congress in securing consent for a com-
plete cooperative program in defense of
Jewish rights. There are organizations
which continue to function on a self-per-
petuating basis of leadership, and there
are others who are so shackled by a de-
sire for silence when Jewish issues arise
that they consider those who do express
opinion as being "self-appointed" spokes-
The latter is a view that ought to be
discarded from our thinking, What, after


individuals to express their average opin-
ion. This applies to Jews as well as to
other groups. We are engaged in a battle
for our just rights. • Is it to be said that
no one is to have a right to deny injustice,
to repudiate lies, to plead in defense of
truth? Must we totalitarianize Jewish
thought and leave the right of free ex-
pression of opinion to a leadership whose
representative character is not yet estab-
To speak for the entire Jewish people, it
is necessary to have representative and
democratically-chosen leadership. On this
score the American Jewish Congress is
justified in advocating a program of uni-
fied action which should include every
important Jewish group, whether it is
fraternal, religious or philanthropic. By
hesitating to act on this proposal, the Gen-
eral Jewish Council shows its weakness,
and its unrepresentative character.
But individual thought must not be sup-
pressed if
ge opinion is to culminate
in the opinion of the people as a whole.
Expression of average opinion is the basis
of all human rights. It is the foundation
of freedom of people to speak and to as-
semble for the discussion of their views.
It is applicable to the Jewish people. It
is the heart of Americanism. It is the life-
sustaining element of humanity.

Hadassah's Honor Roll

Hadassah's annual Honor Roll campaign
is no longer a routine affair. It is yearly
increasing in significance, and has now
reached a stage in which the needs are
infinitely greater than they have been in
the past decade. More children have to be
settled in Palestine through Youth Aliyah,
the health activities must be expanded,
nurses must be trained, school children
must be given wholesome food.
The co-operation of all Hadassah groups
in Detroit in the current Honor Roll, in-
cluding Junior Hadassah and the Business
and Professional Division of the organiza-
tion, add weight to the unanimity with
which the women are working In this
great cause. They deserve heartiest com-
mendations on the manner in which they
mobilized community support for their
projects in Palestine.

Shame Added to Injury

There is no limit to the degradation to
which Jews are subjected by the Nazis.
Destruction was followed by expulsions
and exile. •
A slave state has been established in
Lublin, and Nazis propose to settle three-
quarters of a million Jews behind barbed
wires and in enforced labor.
Now comes the most shameful of all
acts. The Jewish community of Lodz re-
fused to supply 100 Jewish women to be
used for immoral purposes among the sol-
diers. Whereupon Jewish girls and wom-
en were snatched on the streets of the city
and kidnapped for the horrible life as-
signed to them by the Nazis.
This practice has now been extended
to other cities, including Warsaw, where
police authorities refuse to intercede to
protect the Jewish women.
What has happened to the voice of
Is mankind doomed?
If there is a semblance of decency left
on earth, then a powerful voice must let
itself be heard at once, lest the founda-
tions. of civilization should crumble.

The Yearning for Freedom

Those who are confused and disturbed
by the ruthless methods by which entire
nations have been deprived of their inde-
pendence in the last two years need not
yield to complete despair. 'These nations
will arise again. There will be a free
Czechoslovakia, a free Poland, an inde-
pendent Austria.
Even the most pessimistic will find com-
fort in the news that comes from Czecho-
slovakia. Defying the rule of the Nazi
oppressors, students in Prague last week
demonstrated for freedom and against op-
pression. There were a number of arrests,
and several executions, but the 2,000 Czech
university students had to be dispersed
five times before they abandoned their
A people, when it has national will, can
not be completely submerged and en-
slaved. It will rise up again and will make
itself free when the opportunity arrives.
This is true of Czechs. It is true of Poles.
It is true of Austrians. It is true of Jews.
The yearning for freedom is too strong
to be crushed. When inspired by national
will, peoples who crave for independence
will attain it.

Genius in Exile

It has just been revealed that Oskar
Straus, eminent composer of Viennese
waltzes and operettas, was naturalized as
a French citizen on Sept. 3, the news hay-
ng escaped notice because it was the day
of the declaration of war. This interesting
change of citizenship brings to public
attention again the fact that among others
who have been granted French citizenship,
since the advent of Nazism, are Bruno

Walter, famous conductor, and Fritz
Kreisler, world renowned violinist, and

hat honorary citizenship is soon to be
conferred by France upon Ignace Jan
Padere•ski, pianist and former Premier
of Poland.
Thus, genius In exile finds haven under
democratic banners. The loss of the dic-
atorships is the gain of lands of freedom.
Countries that have welcomed these exiles
have benefited from the waves of oppres-
sion under Nazism.

Women's Congress
Division to Meet
Monday, Nov. 27

The next meeting of the De-
troit Chapter of the Women's
Division of the American Jewish
Congress will take place Monday,
Nov. 27, at 2:15 p. m., at the
Detroit Leland Hotel. This meet-
ing is one of importance to every
Jewish woman in Detroit, since
reports of active committees will
be given and work to be assumed
in the immediate future will be
"The Women's Division of the
American Jewish Congress is a
democratic organization," states
Mrs. Nathan Spevakow, president,
in an appeal to Detroit women.
"It is your organization. You
must shape its policies. You must
initiate its program. You must
carry out its work. You cannot
fulfill the purposes of the Con-
gress in absentia. It is your duty
as an American and as a Jewess
to attend the next meeting of the
Detroit chapter of the Women's
Division of the American Jew-
ish Congress, Nov. 27."
The board of directors will
meet at 10:30 a. m. of the same
day, at the Detroit Leland Hotel.

Emanuel Chanukah
Dinner on Dec. 12

Will Mark 15th Anni
the Founding of the




Robert Marshall—Distinguished Forester
The death of Robert Marshall, chief of the divi-
sion of recreation in the Forestry Service of the
United States Government,, is a loss that is diffi-
cult to measure in words. Ono of the least pub-
licized of the public servants, he was nevertheless
one of the most valuable and one of the ablest men
in Washington.
Son of the late Louis Marshall, he followed a
family tradition that is little known generally. His
father was greatly interested in forestry, and had
made valuable contributions to the University of
Syracuse from whose College of Forestry Bob
Marshall was graduated in 1923. (Louis Marshall
was chairman of the board of trustees of the
University of Syracuse School of Forestry and was
succeeded by Al Smith.) It is interesting com-
mentary on the life of the great leader, Louis
Marshall, that his children took interest in one or
another of their father's aspirations—Bob pursuing
forestry, James becoming a leader in educational
circles and now serving as President of the Board
of Education of New York, George being an econo-
mist and the late Ruth Marshall Billikopf, whose
great interest in learning we discussed editorially
on Nov. 3, having devoted herself to furthering
educational projects and the needs of children.
Robert Marshall was an explorer as well as n
forester, Only 38 years old at the time of his death
on Nov. 11, when he was enroute to New York
from Washington, he had many accomplishments
to his credit. He held the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Ile
settled in Washington in 1931 after a 15-month
stay above the Arctic circle in the Alaskan village
of Wiseman and as a result of his experiences
there he wrote "Arctic Village." In 1933 he was
named chief forester of the Indian Affairs Bureau,
and in 1937 he was appointed head of the new
division of recreation. Last summer he again de-
voted his vacation to en exploration trip in North-
ern Alaska and made interesting discoveries of
glaciers and their sources.
Touching tributes were paid to his memory by
Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, Gifford
Pinchot, Chief Forester Ferdinand Silcox and
others. But the most interesting word of praise
came several years ago from the late Justice Ben-
jamin N. Cardoso, who said: "I love Bob. He is
the most wonderful boy I have ever known. When
he visits me he literally brings cheer and sunshine
into my life . . . " One must earn such tribute
from a man like Cardoso.
Thus ends another chapter in the history of
the Marshall family. Bob Marshall died a very
young man, but he crowded many achievements
into the brief span of his life. .0

Justice Brandeis at 83
Except for a brief notice in the newspapers,
former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis'
83rd birthday, on Nov. 13, passed unnoticed. But
in the Ten-Year Book presented to Justice Bran-
deis at the 10th anniversary dinner of the Jewish
Club, held in celebration of the eminent jurist's
birthday on Nov. 12, in New York, Dr. Stephen S.
Wise wrote the following tribute:

Celebrating the 15th anniver-
sary of the erection of the Syna-
gogue Beth Tefllo Emanuel, the
annual Chanukah dinner will be
held in the social hall on Tues-
day evening, Dec. 12.
Members of the synagogue,
seat-holders, members of the Sis-
terhood, together with their fam-
ilies and friends, are invited to
An interesting musical program
will be offered by the famous
youthful American-born Cantor
Isrolikel Flusberg of Brooklyn,
N. Y. Cantor Flusberg, who re-
cently gave a concert in Detroit,
one of the cities he visited on
a tour of the principal cities of
the country, will return for this
engagement. Cantor Flusberg,
who is 20 years of age, has served
as choir boy with prominent can-
tors including the renowned Can-
tor Joshua Weisberg. He has been
1.1111 D. Mandela stands facile twines -Pe
In the Jfbkh
a student at the Mesifto Torah
amid today. He an the Latin phrase her It, easily
Our F'or'mat. I do not know that any ilving Jews
Vodaath Rabbinical School in
Brooklyn and upon completion of
be those who hold that 31r. Jurtice B
Brandeis' immentur-
his studies will be a fully ordained
able ... ice to the re-buliding of Palestine does not
confer upon him that Prim."' Pl.. to which I Imre
rabbi as well as a cantor. A
repertoire of songs particularly
Mr. Brandeis Is
great American. I do not knon
ihat there
appropriate to Chanukah has
• greater. Ile holds today In the rever-
ence of the American people, the Phi. held viircers-
been prepared for this occasion.
hely for two or three deoadeo by President
Reservations may be secured by
Harvard and the late Justice Holm..
I wander whether President Roosevelt, If he mold
telephoning the office of the syna-
be interrogated, ...Id not eagerly *spent to the fain
gogue, Tr. 1-2934, or Mrs. Max
of ninny of nu t. regent to tinsmith.' uncholleoraWe
Schublner, secretary of the Sis-
primacy In (be realm of political and spiritual elate.
terhood, 3759 Carter, Ty. 6-6251.
Thom. of no oho hose been privileged to stand at 111e
Arrangements for the prepara-
side throuninut
whole generation have felt
liaronghout there yenrs that next to Theodor Beni
tion of a home-cooked meal are ;!),11nruelf,
Brandeis is the tholes. Sift of re.hletwe in
being planned by the members of
.1 ,41sh people. Ile
what an American Jew ought
the Sisterhood.
111 be--ss
sin hie life integrated Into, an It Is
dominated by, the spirit of the American detnoes.7.
Mrs. Mandel Rosensweig is
coupled *sin his eassionate
h Is the capacity of
general chairman and is assisted
his people onee again to build themselves through
elmrarler and .511110113 and merle. Into • really .
by the following committee: Mes-
ereatile and etnicenble people. The dream of recreat-
dames Rose Lipman, Max Schnei-
ing the National Jewish Home are
der, Eli Sachse, Jack Seder, Jack
basic to us. No see since Herel
done more to help
the Jeulon people to ergots raison. for themreivn
Zeldes, Herman Fisher, and Wil-
than he whore birthday is eelebrated on Nov. 13,
liam Adeson, president of the Sis-
The complete story of Justice Brandeis' con-
The Sisterhood met Nov. 20 at tributions to efforts for Jewish national rebirth is
the home of Mrs. Herman Fisher. yet to be written. It is a story which, when told,
Mrs. Morris Weingarten present- will present the former Justice of the United States
ed a paper on current events, de- Supreme Court as one of the most eminent inter-
picting the plight of the Jew in preters of the Jewish will-to-live. In the evaluation
various parts of the world. Plans of these gifts to modern Jewish efforts for national
for a bridge party and rummage redemption, Rabbi Wise's tribute will stand out
sale in the near future were die-I a s the encomium of a friend who knew how to
cussed. A social hour followed the appreciate the genuine Jewish thinking of a great
American and a great humanitarian.



in a most brilliant fashion, per-
haps only as a Negro could do it.
In the introduction, Miss Hur-
ston explains that the reason
Moses is revered as he is by her
people is because he had the
Power to go up the mountain to
bring down the laws and that he
talked with God face to face. She
describes the early life of the
Hebrews in Egypt, and in the
course of conversations she in-
terprets attitudes, fears, reac-
tions, and hopes which predomi-
nated at the time. There is a dis-
cussion, for instance, between
Amram and a comrade before the
birth of Moses. They speak of
Pharaoh and the lack of nerve on
the part of the people to deal
w ith him. Amram 's comrade says
that he hates himself for not try-
ing violence against Pharaoh
even if they kill him for it. And
Amram replies: "That what I
hate 'em for, too, making me
scared to die. It's a funny thing,
the less people have to live for,
the less nerve they have to risk
Throughout this study there
is alternate defiance and deter-
mination. When bolstered up by
a leader like - Moses the people
gained courage. When their stom-
achs happened to be empty, they
cried for slavery.
When the delegation of pro-
testing Hebrews comes to Moses
to demand food, their mission cul-
minating in the appearance of
manna, he speaks as follow, in
Miss Hurston's novel:
"1 had the idea, all along

that you tam e out her
. hunting
freedom. I didn't know you
were hunting • karteta e. Free-
d om ook like the biggest thing
that God ever made to Eno, and
bein g • little hungry for the
sake of it ought not to stop
you. Your wi•es and your chil-
dren •re your ow n now. I lift
your eves to the bills. I have
been hungry a lot of times in
piece s just like this, but I felt
that getting what I west sifter
was worth it, so I mad* myself
satisfied. I found out want won't
kilt-you half a. quick as worry
Miss Hurston accepts Moses a'

an Egyptian who had met with dis-
pleasureat Pharaoh's court. But

aside from this deviation from ac-

Regarding Jewish Archives


Bernard G. Richards, director of the Jewish In-
formation Bureau, writes the Commentator in ref-
erence to our endorsement of Abraham Caplan's
Bnai Brith is conducting the
proposal that "the preservation of historical facts most extensive nationwide mem-
and the careful documentation of the biographies bership campaign in the 96-year
of the creative spirits of every community should history of the order. In 25 of
become an integral part of organized Jewish life." the larger cities in the United
Mr. Richards writes to point out that the Jewish States American Jewry is becom.
Information Bureau is actually building up a Jew- ing better acquainted with the
ish archive, at its office at 103 Park Ave., New manifold services being performed
York, and he invites the interest and cooperation by the Bnai Brith.
of Jewish scholars like Mr. Caplan in the work he
First results of this national
is doing.
campaign come from Chicago,
Several months ago, Jacob Fishman, writing in where Eddie Cantor, famous ac-
his column "From Day to Day" in the Jewish tor and comedian, welcomed over
Morning Journal, commended Mr. Richards' work 1,200 new members at a rally
and referred to his bureau as "one of the most which marked the midway point
useful institutions in America." Mr. Fishman of the Chicago lodges' annual
membership campaign. The per-
"One of the most useful institutions in America sonal appearance of Mr. Cantor
a capacity crowd of
which does its work very modestly and without
making a lot of noise is the Jewish Information over 3,000 which included the new
Bureau, which has been established by the well- members and invited guests.
From all key cities in the na-
known communal worker and writer Bernard G.
Richards. The Bureau is conducted by a committee tional Bnai Brith membership
of experts, the members of which, together with campaign come reports of large
Mr. Richards, give their time to this activity with- numbers of new members being
out any compensation. I recommend this important received. In Detroit the four
bureau to all those who are seeking light on Jewish lodges have banded together in a
subjects. It would also be most desirable to have city-wide drive and the following
our philanthropically-minded men and women give lodges report many new applica-
additional support to the Bureau so as to enable tions have been received: Pisgah
Lodge No. 34, Louis Marshall
it to enlarge its activities."
We concur wholeheartedly with this endorse- Lodge No. 1203, Detroit Lodge
1374 and Theodor lierzl
ment, but we continue to believe that this work
ought not to be limited to one organization, or to Lodge No. 1377.
one community. It should become the task of every
community structure to help preserve valuable his-
torical material.
A man like Mr. Richards is especially well quali-
fied to pursue this task. He is a scholar, an able
writer and s good organizer (he served as execu-
tive secretary of the American Jewish Congress
from its inception until about five years ago).
The community appeal for the
Ile deserves encouragement in the work he is United Jewish Appeal for the
doing through the Jewish Information Bureau.
Refugees and Overseas Needs in
Lansing, Mich., is now being car-

ried forward by the local Federa-
From Danzig — An Aryanization Story
tion. Maurice Tannenbaum is
Although rather belated, an incident reported chairman of the compaign com-
as having occurred in Danzig shortly before the mittee and Samuel Fox is chair-
Hitler grab is extremely interesting.
man of the budget and allocations
A Jewish passenger offered his seat to an "Ar- committees. Matthew R. Kaplan
yan" lady on a crowded tram-car, and thereby is Federation president, Other
aroused her fury. "How dare you?" she shouted. Federation officers are Charles E.
"I shall never sit on a Jew's seat." But the seat Federman, first vice president;
remained vacant for only a while, and soon a Ger- Samuel J. Rapaport, second vice
man worker occupied it until the next station. Then president; David Friedland, third
he arose and addressing himself to the irate lady vice president; William A. Pres-
said: "Madam, you can have this seat now. It has ent, treasurer; Harvey Steadman,
already been Aryanized." It is needless to add that executive secretary,
this sally met with convulsive laughter from all
the other passengers.
Vouched for as an authentic story, this is more
than an anecdote. It carries with it an important
moral lesson. As long as bigotry will be answered
with puns, humanity is not lost. And there is plenty
of fun throughout the world at the expense of the
Nazis and their ilk.
The Jewish National Fund

Council acknowledges the plant-
Honoring Meritorious Service
ing of five trees in the Butzel
Miss Esther Ruth Prussian was honored very Forest in honor of the birth of
informally on the occasion of her completion of David Jay Miller, by his grand-
15 years of service with the Jewish Welfare Fed- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Gold-
eration. But the event assumed a holiday spirit berg and Mr. and Mrs. Louis
by virtue of the interest shown in it by spokesmen Miller, and the Ladies' Auxiliary
for all community agencies. It was deservedly a of the Jewish National Fund.
city-wide tribute for meritorious service. Those who
For information regarding the
have participated in fund-raising campaigns Sri planting of trees in the Fred M.
the past decade know how devotedly Miss Prussian Butzel Forest in Palestine, call
has worked to help bring success to the drives. Mrs. P. Slomovitz, 17417 Stoepel,
She was always in the thick of the battles for Un. 1-6972.
much-needed funds. tier time was the community's
during months of struggle to interest Detroit
Jewry in scores of important causes. She is a valu- Los Angeles Sanatorium Ba-
able public servant, and deserves all the recegni-
zaar Shower Saturday
ion given her,

Thought for the Week—From the
A bazaar shower in prepara-
Treasures of Our People
tion for the annual bazaar of the
As a thought for the week, which can properly Detroit Auxiliary of the Los An-
be kept sacredly in mind by all people, at all times, geles Sanatorium will be held
we present the following from our Talmudic tress- this Saturday evening at Jericho
Temple. Admission fee will be a
package of merchandise for the
Who is wise?—He who learn. from every-
bazaar. There will be refreshments
entertainment. L. Fogel, ra-
Who is strong?—H e who conquers himself.
dio artist, will be the guest en -
Who i s rich?—He who is satisfied with what
he has.
The Los Angeles Sanatorium
Who is honorable?—He whom kis oeighlsors
bazaar will be held at the Bnai
Moshe from Dec. 2 to 10.

Counsels Jews Against
Self-Blame for Bigotry

cepted Biblical fact, she adheres
NEW YORK (WNS) — Jew -
t o the Bibli
ca I s t ory. She
Sot in espe-
Social Studies, a quarterly
cially effective when she deals ish
journal devoted to contempor-
with Moses' powers in producing ary and historical aspects of
miracles and she credits him with Jewish life, edited for the Con-
extreme strength in his right arm ference on Jewish relations, in-
as the producer of miraculous re- cludes in its current issue ar-
ticles by Z. Diesendruck on
Moses knew his people and un- "Anti-Semitism and Ourselves,"
derstood what it meant to deal Gustav Mayer on "Early Ger-
with slaves. When Aaron suggest- man Socialism and Jewish
ed to him a shorter road than the Emancipation," and David G.
wilderness of the Red Sea, Moses Mandelbaum on "The Jewish
replied: "1 know it, Aaron, but Way of Life in Cochin."
our people are leaving slavery.
"Whenever we are confront-
It takes free men for fighting. ed with an ambiguously ration-
The Philistines might let us alized, at times even bashful
through without fighting, but it anti-Semitism, let us courage.
is too much of a risk. If these ously penetrate to the truth
people see an army right now behind it," Mr. Diesendurck as -
they would turn right around and serts, counseling Jews against
run right back into Goshen."
seeking to blame their own
Equally significant is Miss traits for anti-Semitism. 9n
Hurston's interpretation of the the individual cases of aggres-
reaction of Moses to the report sion we must of course defend
submitted by the spies who were ourselves with all available
sent to study the Promised Land. means, protect our rights and
When he found that they were our honor and also our life,
still dominated by a slave psy- socially, economically and spiri-
chology, he decided that the only tually we should improve fol-
way out of the difficulty was to lowing the demands of our best
keep the Hebrews in the wilder- wisdom and conscience.
"Let us give up the apolo-
ness for 40 years until the genera-
tion of slaves disappeared and un- getic squinting; let us free
til the freemen remain the Peo- ourselves from the burden of
proof for the right of our ex-
ple Israel.
istence and also from the bur-
Mist! Hurston has written a
solendid study of slave emancipa- den of finding and removing
causes of that which is it-
tion. From this point of view her
biography of Moses is powerful. self a prime cause. When call-
the last account—it is not
J. n. sip-
we who are the defendants.
" 1, nort
s '.1 ;1111 1:getio pti•
• (531.
Let us submit to our fate with
reserve and dignity."
Whereabouts of Max (Mi.
Writing to Harry Okrent of chael or Moishe) Gerowitz
R44 Buhl Bldg., in response to
Is Sought in Detroit
an inquiry relative to assistance
in ascertaining the whereabouts
Information is wanted of Max
of relatives in Poland, George L (Moishe
Michael) Gerowitz,
Brandt, administrative officer of who was or
last heard from in No-
the U. S. Department of State,
while he was in
Detroit. His wife and two minor
"The Department is unable to children, living in New Yerk City,
undertake inquiries regarding the are in destitute circumstances and
whereabouts and welfare of alien greatly in need of his financial
relatives of American citizens in assistance. Mr. Gerowitz is about
Poland, since the German authori- 48 years of age, 5 ft. 5 in. tall,
ties in occupation of the terri- of medium weight, has brown
tory of Poland have declined to hair and black eyes. Anyone
entertain requests from this gov- aware of his location Is requested
ernment for information concern- to communicate with the National
ing alien relatives of American Desertion Bureau, 67 W. 47th St.,
citizens in that ecuntrY."
New York City.

Lansing Campaign
Now in Progress

Trees Planted In
The Butzel Forest


An audience exceeding 1,000 at-
tended the memorial meeting in
tribute to the victims of war
and Nazi outrages in Poland on
Tuesday evening.
Led by Cantor David Katzman,
the audience recited psalms. Can-
tor Katzman also chanted the El
Molei Rachamim.
Speakers at the meeting were
Morris Mohr, president of the De -
troit branch of the Federation of
Polish Jews in America, under
whose auspices the gathering was
arranged; Rabbi Joshua S. Spec-
ka, who presided; Rabbi Moses

Fischer, Philip Slomovits, Rabbi
M. J. Wohlgelernter, Albert
Brown, midwest field worker of
the Federation of Polish Jews;
Rabbi Morris Adler, Joseph Hag -
The speakers urged that Jews
be prepared to work untiringly
for the relief of Polish Jewry's
plight and for their rehabilitation.
A message of sympathy was
received at the meeting from the
Detroit Central Polish Citizens'
Committee of which Chester A.
Kozdroy Is president.

J. Y. P. S. of Shaarey Zedek Contributions to Scholarship
Plans Open Meeting
Fund of United Hebrew
The Junior Young People's So-
ciety of Shaarey Zedek will hold
The United Ilebrew Schools ac-
its next meeting on Nov. 26, at knowledge the receipt of two
2:45 p. rn., in room 302 of Shaa- scholarships to the scholarship
rey Zedek. The door will be closed fund of the :wheels from Ilerman
at 3. An interesting speaker has Radner, in memory of his dearly
been scheduled and a program of beloved mother, Molly Radner.
dancing will follow the business
The Schools acknowledge the
receipt of one scholarship to the
On Saturday night, Dec. 2, a scholarship fund from Mrs. Jen-
dance for the club members will nie Winer, and her children, Ar-
be given in the social hall of the thur Y., Sidney J., Sylvia R., and
Gertrude D. Winer, in memory of
Ray Newman, chairman of the their dearly beloved husband and
program committee, has an- father, Samuel Z. Winer.
nounced that plans are now being
The United Ilebrew Schools ac-
completed for the Chanukah cele- knowledge the receipt of two
bration to be given Sunday, Dec. scholarships to the scholarship
10. This will be the first open fund from Mr. and Mrs. Adolph
meeting of the year, details to be
Dinetz of Sturtevant Ave., in
announced Dec. I.
honor of their grandchild. Carol
At the last meeting of the J. Janice Dinetz.
• P. S. , Aaron Silberblatt gave
Two scholarships were received
an interpretation of the work an I by the schools from Samuel Feld-
duties of a court reporter.
man of Chicago Blvd., in memory
of his dearly beloved wife, Anna
Gifts to North End Clinic
Ladies' Auxiliary of Hun-
North End Clinic has received
garian Congregation to
the following contributions:
Have Open Meeting on
In memory of Moses Himelhoch,
from Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Ros-
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
For the Supplementary Medical Detroit Jewish Hungarian Con-
Assistance Fund for Children: In gregation will hold an open meet-
memory of Moses Ilimelhoch, ing on Thursday, Nov.' 30, at 8
from Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. D. m., at 9850 12th St. An invi-
tation is extended to all mem-
For the Social Service Relief bers, their husbands and pros-
Fund, from Jennie Grogan Men- pective members. Refreshments
delson Memorial Fund.
will be served free of charge.

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