Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1942-11-20, page 01
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iiiHROlNICLE __. _,^^^:s?^ ^1\\// Serving Coliunbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \\//\\X Vol. 31, No. 47 COIiXJMBUB, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVESIBER 20, 1042 D«voted to American .nd Jtvitib Idea). Strictly Confidential Tidbits From RTBrywhere By Phincas .1. Blron fe Dr. Chaim Welzmann Is his old self again . , .But the night the American expeditionary for¬ ces landed In Northwest Africa Jie was still convalescing in the country, in a bungalow with rather poor radio facilities . . So friends telephoned him the exciting news . . And when Welzmann heard of these sensa- tlonal developments, his com¬ ment was: "Now we'll have to get our war news from Palestine .'. . They have a front-row seat over there" . . . Frank Gervasi, the noted foreign correspondent, who knows the Middle East in¬ side out, tells us that the big battle of the war may yet be fought in Syria and Palestine In preparation is a withering answer, composed by outstand¬ ing Anierlcans most of whom are non-Jewe, to the opponents of the Jewish' Army idea These opponents, who believe they they have won the first round, are hereby warned that a veritable bombshell is being readied for them . . . THIS A2»D THAT . . . fe You don't have to be a de¬ votee of astrology to concede that Blanca Holmes, Hollywood stargazer, had something when she told Sidney Skolsky late last month that "there are bad days ifi the atars for Hitler" . . . Win- chelJ reports wiih glee that the ,, Japanese radip iae been broad- JS^ii^fgtiiiBSifhe^lfnews'Vof^iis death ''¦-'•i'Jthteatre . . .:The'nuaorsare,'of cdurse, as truBtwbrthy as all the rest of the Japanese propa¬ ganda . . . One Herman Raeder, nephew of Hitler's Admiral Raeder, is in trouble in connec¬ tion with a Federal tax matter, we learn . . . And the lawyer who is trying to get him out of the jam in Baltimore, where Herman lives, is a gentleman by the name of Sam 3. Levin . . . In the nation's capital they have started experimenting with a woman troUey car operator . . . And the woman they picked for the experiment is one Mrs. Hel¬ en Blau, who little dreamt, when she took her master's degree at Columbia University, that run¬ ning a streetcar would some day be her claim to fame . . . RUADBRS' GUIDB IQ Have you seen "The Pocket- Book ot America", the latest ad¬ dition to the two-bit series? . . . In addition to stories, poetry, articles, songs, etc., editor Phil¬ ip Van Doren Stern has Included in this volume nine Important American historical documents, from the Declaration of Inde¬ pendence to Vice President Wal¬ lace's speech on "The Price of Free World Victory". That was a gracious gesture on the part of the National Jewish Monthly to fea¬ ture Enrico Glicenstein's sculp¬ ture of "National Defense" on its November cover . . . Gllcensteln has too long been the forgotten man . . . Stutterers may look forward to a new book concern¬ ing Jheir affliction, by none other than Jane Froman, the radio thrush, who after years of hard work finally succeeded in overcpmlng her speech Impedl ment. . . MIUT-ABY INTEU/IOENCB . . 11% Broadway producer Herman Shumlln, having finished his Hollywood chore, is preparing to leave the dlmmed-out White Way for the duration . . . He'll be a private in the U. S. Army . .Continued on Page Eight) MEN IN SERVICE APPRECIATE WORK OF CHRONICLE OR. J. L. LIEBMAN HADASSAH DONOR DINNER SPEAKER Few people in the Columbus Jewish community realize how much the Ohio JewLsh Chronicle Is appreciated by the local men In the armed forces ot our coun¬ try. Only the members of the Army and Navy Committee of the JewLsh Welfare Board know the tremendous amount of work Involved in maintaining an accurate check of Columbus Jewish servicemen, not only in the United States camps, but in foreign countries as well. Weekly changes of addresses, rank and the individual wrap¬ ping of each paper for mailing every Friday is a job which the Chronicle had undertaken early in 1941 and will continue for the duration. We are just in receipt of one of the many letters from men in .service which we believe should be of interest to our readers. It reads as follows; October 31, 1042 Ohio Jewish Chronicle, Coiumiius, Ohio Dear Ben:— When I was in camp back in the States and I received the Jewish Chronicle, I thought it was a fine gesture on your part. However, now that I have "re¬ ceived regular copies, together with the outstanding year book, c|ver here .In (Northern Ireland, I feeCtfiat It'Isindre: thfiS a g^s- tiire. You are rendering a ser¬ vice to the men overseas which not only ia deeply appreciated, but will never be forgotten as long as they live. You can't imagine the thrill it is to read about the current events in the social and Jewish life of the people you know in good old Co¬ lumbus, especially when one is 3000 miles from home. It is comforting to lea-n that Jewish benevolence exists all over the world. Here, in Ire¬ land, 1 have been Impressed with the fine work being done by local Jewish organizations in caring for British and American soldiers along religions and so¬ cial lines. There is one group in Belfast known as the Jewish Institute, which, in organization and mem¬ bership. Is very similar to the Excelsior Club, but which has, for the duration, given access to its club rooms and dance hall for the religious, cultural and so¬ cial pleasure of the troops — It was here that I met Lt. Lehman and Nathan Rinkov, both of Co¬ lumbus, which only goes to show that it's really a small world after all. 1 might add that the hospital¬ ity of the people here is unpar¬ alleled and if more of the folks at home would follow their and your example they would go a long way toward taking the war out of war for our boys. Trusting that this finds you In the best of health and hoping lo be home again real soon, 1 am as ever, Your friend, —Pvt. Harold SchottenBtelji Dr. Joshua Loth Liebman, one of America's leading orator's of the air and for the past four years hearti on the coast to coast network of the National Broadcasting Co., on the "Mes- 730 RABBIS REBUKE ZIONISM OPPONENTS ENVISAGE POST-WAR JEWISH MIGRATION Zionist District IWerabership Drive To Honor Schiff Dr. J, L. Llobman sage of Israel" program, will be the speaker for the 14th Annual Hadassah Donor Dinner to be held an Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Neil House. According to Rabbi Harry Kap¬ lan, director of the Hlllel Foun- aatldn at Ohio; State Phlversity, Columbus Hadassah is indeed fortunate to have secured Dr. Liebman who, in his opinion, is one of the most brilliant young men In the Rabbinate in this country, long identified with the Zionist cause. It is Dr. Lleb¬ man's great effectiveness both as a dynamic orator and as a brought him this unique recogni tlon, he said. Rabbi Liebman is the .spiritual leader of Temple Israel the larg¬ est congregation in New Eng¬ land, speaks to one ot the largest Friday evening congregations In America, and is noted for his communal and civic leadership. He has lectured and preached recently at such outstanding in¬ stitutions of learning as Harvard College, Wellesley College, Princeton Divinity School, Ohio State, Vanderbllt Utiiversity and is in continual demand by leading Forums, College Groups and learned Societies. Dr. Lieb¬ man has studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Is carrying on research and vvrrltlng In the field ot Hebrew Philos¬ ophy and Literature and-at the same time is lecturing and writ¬ ing on problems of Theology and Psychology, Dr. Liebman was honored this year by being asked by the Co¬ lumbia Broadcasting System to deliver the Yom Kippur sermon on an International broadcast This sermon has created wide¬ spread comment throughout the country. He also has been asked for the 1943-'44 season to address the students and faculty of Smith College, Williams College, Dartmouth College and Brown University, TAXB8 JEWISH PBOPBRTY ISTANBUL (JPS) —The Turk¬ ish government has imposed a special tax of 30% on all Jewish properly, "for the benefit of mil¬ itary preparedness". 48 BULGARIAN JEWS FINED FOR "SABOTAGE- NEW YORK (WNS)—More than 730 rabbis, including the heads of all the national rabbinical associations and drawn from all sections of religious Jewry in America, this week issued a joint pronouncement rebuking Jewish oppon¬ ents of Zionism as dealing a "cruel blow" to the Jewish peo¬ ple. The statement declared that "the defeat of Hitler will not of itself normalize Jewish life in Europe" and point¬ ed out that after the war "Europe will be ravagetf and war-torn than large masses of Jews will elect migration to Palestine as a solution of their personal problems." Prominent among the signa¬ tories are Rabbi James G. Hel¬ ler of Cincinnati, president ot the Central Conference of Ameri¬ can nabbi.'s; Rahbl Louis M. Le- vitsky of Newark, president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America; Rabhl B. L. Levinthal nf Philadelphia, member ot the praesidium of the Union of Or¬ thodox Rabbis; Rabbi Joseph H. Look.stein of New York, presi¬ dent of the Rabbinical Council of America and Rabbi Israel Goklstein of New York, president of the Synagogue Council ot America. The declaration is a rejoinder to a statement recently made by a group of Reform Rabbis regard¬ ed a.s unfriendly to the Zionist cau.sc. The pronouncement of the 7;)3 rabbis was released by a group of ministers occupying prominent pulpits In various clUes including Rabbis Philip S. Bernstein of Rochester; Barnett R. Brickner of Cleveland, Morde¬ cal M. Kaplan of New York, Is¬ rael H. Levinthal of Brooklyn, Joshua Loth Liebman of Xiaton, Jacob R. Marcus, of cam^natl;: - > Abraham A. Neuman of Phllad'elr'.: phia, Louis I. Nevimian of New York, David de Sola Pool of New York, Abba Hillel Silver of Cleve¬ land, Milton Steinberg and Ste¬ phen S. Wise of New York. The statement refutes the charge that Zionism is a secular¬ ist movement and asserts that "it has its origins and roots in the authoritative religious texts ot Judasim" and scores anti-Zion¬ ism a,5 "a departure from the Jewi.sh religion". It defends the political program of the Zionist movement as an indispensable means of assuring large scale Jewish colonization in the Home¬ land and affirms that "the settle¬ ment of a half-million Jews ir> Palestine since the last war was made possible by political action which culminated in the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate ". It adds "there can be little hope ot opening the doors of Palestine tor mass Jewish immigration after the war with¬ out effective political action." Scouting the idea that the Jews in Palestine should be prevented from ultimately constituting a majority of the population, fhe rabbinical pronouncement de¬ clares that those who are oppos¬ ing the movement render "a grave disservice" and adds "it may well be that to the degree to which their efforts are at all effective, Jews who might other¬ wise have found a haven in Pal¬ estine will be denied one. They also state "to the Jews of Pales¬ tine facing the gravest danger In their history and fighting hard to maintain morale and hope in the teeth of the totalitarian men¬ ace" antl-Zlonist agitation comes as a "cruel blow." "Jews, and all non-Jews who are sympathetically Interested in The strategic and military im¬ portance of Palestine in the Med¬ iterranean campaign and the nec- e.s.sity of mobilizing American Jewry to help the Palestine com¬ munity carry out its vital war tasks should concern every Jew and loyal American, according to Ben Grossman, chairman of membership for the Columbus Zionist Di.slrict. A membership campaign with a goal of 50 new members in honor of Albert Schiff, present head of the Ohio Valley Zionist Region, Is being planned for the first week In December. "The freeing of the Mediter ranean from Fascist domination opens new vistas for the develop¬ ment ot Palestine and the Mid die East and at the same time places, new responsibilities on the V&liant Jewish community in Palestine In carrying forward the military plans of the United Nations," Mr Grossman said. "Palestine at the crossroads of the ancient world, now resumes its military role, the most im¬ portant communications center," he continued. "It is a pivotal keen psychologist which has point on the most direct route for aid to the Caucases and Stal¬ ingrad. Haifa becomes the chief transit port for war materials to the Soviet Union via Iraq and Iran, saving the 4,000 mile voy¬ age from Suez to Bandar Shah- pur. If the traffic is too great for existing facilities, we can ex¬ pect the early completion of the long projected Haifa-Baghdad railroad. "With the loyal Jewish popula tion mobilizing all Us resources to aid the war effort, Palestine will now be an important base for the coming invasion ot Europe. It is hoped that Co¬ lumbus Jewry will help .swell the ranks of the local Zioni.st organi zatlon and thereby pay tribute to Albert Schiff, a loyal and de¬ voted leader in Palestine en¬ deavours-" GENEVA (JPSI—48 Jews ac¬ cused of "sabotage" have been fined 1,000,000 levas each by or¬ der of the Bulgarian government. A. A. SISTEKHOOO AT VICTORY COBNEK NE-XT MONDAY AND TUESDAY The Agudath Achim Sister¬ hood will be in charge of the Vic¬ tory Corner at Lazarus on next Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 2-1. It is the hope of the commiltee in charge Ihat as many members as possible will visit the Corner on those days and make a purchase of War Bonds and Stamps. It Is thru such cooperation that the Sister¬ hood cim make a real contribu¬ tion lo the War effort. The following members will Victory Corner: Schwartz, A. Yenkin, I. Nutis, H. Maybrook, Wm. Broner, A. J. Meilman. J. Freedman and O. Berman. in mind that the defeat of Hitler will not of itself normalize Jew¬ ish life in Europe", the state- (Contlnued on Page Eight) ;r7"
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1942-11-20|
|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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