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Page Four Editorial Pag o! Cb 00Jcwisb Cranscrlpt Sept. 5, 1924 EDITORIAL COMMENTS PHYSICIANS PREPARE HEBREW MEDICAL TEXT BOOK I VOLUMINOUS work which is to contain a full exposition of modern medicine in Hebrew, which may possibly be used as a medical text book in the Hebrew University in Jerusa- lem, is the task which a group of American Jewish physicians have taken upon themselves. The first book of the proposed sixty volumes appeared recently under the name of "Rphuah," under the editorship of Drs. A. A. Golden, D. M. Herbert and A. Goldstein. The book, which is the only one of its kind in modern Hebrew literature, is a scholarly and earnest attempt to create a purely Hebrew Medical Terminology. A company which is incorporated under the name of "Rphu- ah"--American Medical Publications In Hebrew, was formed for the purpose of issuing this voluminous work. To the Ex- ecutive Committee belong: Dr. D. De Waltoff, Chairman; Dr.' A. Stoloff, Treasurer; Dr. A. Goldenstein, Secretary, Dr. L. Golden and Dr. L. Herbert, Editors, Dr. N. Ratnoff, Dr. Bern- stein, Dr. Keller and others; Mr. R. Brainin, Honorary Chair- I man. The publication has found hearty endorsement in many scholarly Hebrew circles. YOUNG JUDAEA MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN LANS have been completed by National Young Judaea for a campaign to obtain 5,000 supporting members at $10.00 each for Young Judaea. The drive will take place during the period of November 7th to 16th and will be carried on simul- taneously throughout the country. Young Judaea is now the largest and most influential of the Jewish youth organizations in the country, with 850 clubs com- prising a membership of 14,000 boys and girls. The clubs meet regularly weekly or bi-weekly with programs on Jewish lltera- lure, festivals, history, current events and Palestine, which are furnished by the National Headquarters of Young Judaea. The $50,000 which it is the object of the campaign to raise is urgently needed by Young Judaea in order to maintain its ex- tensive educational work as well as for administrative purposes and for expansion. Demands from all over the country for affiliation indicate the great natural growth of Young Judaea sentiment everywhere and it is in order to take care of these new clubs that special field work is projected for the coming year. Chief among the supporters of Young Judaea in the United States is Nathan Straus, the "grand old man" of Zionism, who is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Organiza- tion, with Dr. David de Sola Pool, among the most prominent in the American Rabbinate, as Associate Chairman. THOUGHTS CONCERNING THE DEAD HE observance of the anniversary of the death of a loved one is one of the beautiful and impressive features of Juda- ism, and while it is natural to have a feeling of sorrow on that occasion, there should be other inspiring thoughts. There is none of us who has lost a dear one who does not ex- perience a feeling of great sadness that our departed should have been denied the joy of life and further achievement, but God in His infinite mercy has a balm for our most s'evere wounds. Death comes to us all, and we must face it with bravery. At first our affliction seems almost overwhelming, but human sanity brings a welcome reaction and instead of dejection at the thought of the bereavement we have sustained, the feeling of thankfulness comes to us for having been granted the sweet companionship of our beloved one. Remembrance of the dead, not in the spirit of ancestral wor- ship, but in that of respect, is an inspiration to us. The dead have fulfilled their mission on earth in accordance with the decree of our Heavenly Father, even though we in our finite wisdom may believe otherwise. When we are bowed down by sorrow at the death of a dear one it is hard to believe that life has anything more of good in store for us, but we must bear in mind that death does not by any means take all that is worth while living for and that those who are left behind have still many tasks to perform, and they must be faithful in the performance of them. Our dead can best be honored by doing good for the living in their name. It is a mockery to spend vast sums of money on elaborate floral displays to place upon the coffin when there is so much misery among the living at present. A few simple floral designs from those nearest and dearest are more appropriate ex- Cb 3wish Cranscript of the Pacific Northwest Issued Every Friday At 1616 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Phone Main 2715. A Weekly Publication Devoted To Tile Interests of The JewiMl People of Washington, Idaho, Montane, British Columbia and Alaska. HERMAN A. HOROWITZ ........ PUBmnn MILTON S. MALAKOFF ............. EDXTOR A. H. MILLER ............ Brsxr,,ss MANAOR Single Copies, 5 Cents. $2.00 Per Year. Advertising Rates Upon Application. "The Home Newspaper Of Pacific Northwest Jewry." Vol. I. Friday, 8opt. 5, 1924. No. 26. JEWIRH CALENDAR NEW YEAR, 1st day ..... Monday, Sept. 29 NEW YEA R, 2nd day .... Tuesday, Sept. 30 Fast of Godaliah ...... Wednesday, Oct. 1 DAY OF ATONEMENT. ..... Wednesday, Oct. 8 TABERNACLES let day, Monday, Oct. 13 'I AIERNACLES, 2d day, Tuesday, 'Oct. 14 Hosha'amL Rabba .......... Sunday, Oct. 19 SHEMINI ETSERET .... Monday, Oct. 20 Simehat Torah ............ Tuesday, Oct. 21 CI:[ANUCAII ............ Monday, Dec. 22 Here and There FORD CAR CROSSES SINAI DESERT IN FOUR HOURS Jerusalem, Sept. 4. The Sinai desert, the crossing of which it took the Jews forty years in their exodu,, from ]egypt to Palestine was for the frst time in history crossed August 1 in no greater length of time, than four hours by automobile. The crossing was accomplished by Cohmel Shbab and Mr. Dale in a Ford motor car. PLAGUE BREAKS OUT IN THE UKRAINE Berlin, Sept. 4. 382,000 cases of malaria were registered in the Uk- raine this year, it is officially reported to the headquarters of the Jewish health organization "Oze" here During the whole of 1923 there were not quite 100,000 cases. The epi- demic was strongest in the provinces of Ekaterinoslav, Odessa and Char- key, Imrticuhtrly among the Jewish section of the population. Of 11,000 patients who were treated during the month of June by the ambulatories of the Oze, 23 per cent (2,600) were stri(.ken by malaria. START MEMBERSHIP DRIVE New York, Sept.. 4. (J. T. A.)--224 sections of the National Council of Jewish Women in the United States and Canada were urged to make all efforts to crown with success the campaign for the enlistment of at least 500,000 Jewish women in Am- erica as members of the Council. This call was issued from the mtional headquarters of New York, by Mrs. William Loeb, chairman of the Com- mittee on Extension. Present mem- bcrshil) of the Council consists of 50,000 Jewish women. Now York, Sept. 4.--Matilda Sch- echter, wife of the late scholar and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary, died here August 27 at the age of sixty-five, leaving two daugh- ters and a son. The funeral took place from q'he Jewish Theological Seminary. She was buried in I[ar 11ermon Centetery. pressions of genuine sorrow than those of an elaborate and costly -I nature. Death is too sacred to be surrounded by ostentation of r ................. qil N?N00OI00NT! FLINT BIX BUT THE any kind. One of the most beautiful thoughts in the minds of the great teachers of old in Israel was the simplicity enjoined in the cere- monies connected with the dead, which could be carried out to- day with beneficial effect. Let us not wait till death to show our love and respect, but do it in life when the heart can respond with joy to these at- tentions. Many a heart that is stilled in the coldness of death would have rejoiced had half of these tokens of esteem been shown while they lived. Strew flowers along the path of the living instead of heaping the bier with costly flowers. Deep mourning garments are of very little significance. They are merely outward trappings. It is not necessary to place this mark before the outside world of our grief, it is our real inward feelings that are the true indi- cations of our grief for the death of our beloved one.--Jewish Review and Observer. OPINION OF FLINT THAT COUNTS. We will nlsh upon request. Est. 1903 llth AVE. OUR NEW YORK LETTER WAR RELIEF ACTIVITIES END. INSPIRATION THAT SERVED AS AN OBLIGATION. WILL ENTHUSIASM CREATED BE UTILIZED'? A RETURN TO JUDAISM. By WILLIAM Metropolitan newspapers told meriean readers of an important piece of work that was finished in Jewish life. The announcement was made that the American Jewish R( lief Committee, under the leadership of Louis Marshall, Cyrus L. Sulz- berger and Felix M. Warburg, would close its activities, with . record of hundreds of thousands of lives saved, more than 4,000,000 (.hildren fed and clothed and the distribution of close to 1,000,000 tons of food in Central Europe--and a total of $63,137,562 raised for that purpose. This event was given wide public- ity in the press. As usual, publicity writers are inclined to ex'ggerate, so it was claimed that the sum of ,$63,137,562 was raised by the Ameri- can Relief Committee, and that the i credit for this tremendous achieve- ment of American Jewry, in the work of reconstructing Jewish life in the war-stricken countries was due to Henry lt. Rosenfelt, now affiliated with the LaFollette Campaign. Mr. Rosenfelt, in a communication to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, wished to make the following correc- ;ions: 1. That he did not personally 'aise the tremendous sum as stated in the press report; that he having been the National Director of the American Jewish Relief Committee for four years is in a position to know that it is Mr. Jacob Billikopf to whom credit is due for organizing the great work. 2. That the American Jewish Re- lief Committee has not finally closed; that only its cantpaign for money had closed, but that the collection of unpaid pledges will still go on at the offices of the Joint Distribution Committee, 64 Water Street. These corrections are certainly well-taken. There is, however, an- other correction which ought to be made and which, when overlooked, h;sscns the significance of the great )cried in American Jewish life, that is apparently coming to an end. The closing of the campaign for funds for the American Jewish Relief Committee, as officially announced, and the final liquidation of the ac- tivities of the Jnint Distribution Committee, in Europe, mark the quiet end of an heroic demonstration Z. SPIEGELMAN of self-sacrificing generosity and big- hearted giving on the part of the American Jewish Community. It is a romantic chal)ter that will glori- ously be inscribed in the annals, not only of American Jewry, but of America as a whole. It is since the day when a groul) of immigrant Jews, by their social status and ad- herence to tradition, belonging to none other than the orthodox group, assembled in an east-side meeting room, a few months after the out- break of the World War, that this ronlance ]lg8 been woven. The longer the war continued and at first it was expected that it would not last more than three months--and the greater the misery among the Jews in the war-stricken countries of Europe, the greater grew the spirit of generosity and the ranks of those who felt the re- sponsibility of coming to the aid of the suffering. It was originally the orthodox Central Relief Committee, which was organized. There was then organized the American Jewish Re- lief Committee. These two were fol- lowed by the People's Relief Com- mittee, composed of such Jewish ele- ments as were usually in 1)rinciple opposed to any benevolent or philan- thropic action. It was through the co-operation of all these three com- mittees, and due recognition must be given to the dominant role of the American Jewish Relief Committee, that the sum of over $63,000,000 was raised and disbursed by their Joint Distribution Committee. When the epoch making donation of $1,000,000 of Julius Rosenwald to that fund was under touching cir- cumstances announced, it was Presi- dent Wilson who stated: "Your do- nation, while it furnishes inspiration, puts on us an obligation." The $1,000,000 donation of Rosen- wald certainly introduced a new style, not only in Jewish American, but in American war relief activities. The inspiration, no doubt, served as a constant reminder to American Jews of their obligation to their brethren in war-stricken Europe. The obligation was honorably ful- filled. Over $63,000,000 was raised md etticiently spent. The prestige of American Jewry, and, with it, of (Continued on page 7) First Mortgage Serial Gold Bonds Denominations $100, $500, $1,000 A Bulwark of Security [ l,'irst Mortgage Real Estate Bonds admittedly are among the s,mmlest investments known. They offer substantial yield eom- I)ined with every possible safeguard of l)rincil)al. 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