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The American Israelite (Newspaper) - June 7, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio1 Jilm Ameri let there us a to be Light. Cincinnati. Ohio june 7, 1917. Number 49. Written for the israelite. On jewi8h persecutions. Each passing for him who looks 9 Page with the sad record age and All the woes to ates. The darkness is illumined evermore by Noble souls who every torment bore that they might witness for their conscience Sake. / Story a vast tyranny Cre yet great As is the Honor Roll those individual sufferers who chose to bid Defiance to the Wrath Man it Stu reserved for one great Martyr race to show How courage Ever keeps apace with All the Ages since time s records ran. There is scarce land year in War peace that has not seen the jewish race increase their sacrifices to meet hatreds pow a nor in the face persecutions rage have theyer failed to pledge from age to age. Their lives their fortunes and their a sacred Honor. And yet in every land where jews have been despite Tibe states injustice to their Kin no armed revolted stirred the Public weal and when the state was menaced from without no Man could Ever their allegiance doubt not acclaim their patriotic Zeal. It matters not How jewry caused such feud whether it be because it was More shrewd. And thrived commercially when others failed for the reason that item held fast to its primeval Faith and to the last would make no truce where Many gods prevailed yet because it would not recognize against what seemed the truth in its own eyes Christ As Messiah and divine in birth. The great fact is that any race men m fashioned less Loyal than the jews have been would Long ago have perished from the Earth. Nor should another truth be lost to View that had the christians to their Faith been True. And shown the jews the spirit their lord history s Page would have been in Gater far More Honor shed Christian character and god the father been the More adored. But in return for a relentless world me jewish race has Ever kept in tur led the Banner intelligence and sought in learning s Temple to pursue the Light to keep the flame science burning Bright and to achieve wherever mind has wrought. And if religion be As Jesus said a to Citone me based give the hungry bread then jewry a Merit is yet higher still for no communion has More service Given to meet the wants All its needy Brethren. And thus Earth to do the father s will. Sisters their authorized representatives have in any Way manner influenced president Wilson not to appoint a member the jewish race the american commission to Russia. These rumours the prime minister said Are a malicious fabrication neither he nor his colleagues have Ever acknowledged National distinctions particularly now in the role representatives a revolutionary democratic hebrew Union College commencement six graduates listen to excellent address by rabbi Abram Simon Washington d. And now at last that mighty land afar where Hau Earth s jewish population Are and were that race has been perhaps most wronged shows a new heart and lists its age old ban Mauo Sau inhumanity to Man Ana Grants the rights Tor which us jews Nave longed. And though Jerusalem Berfitt the seat it a proud jewish state where they Shari meet who now Are scattered throughout ail the Earth Russia has spoken and her word and deed will yet go far to give to Abrams seed Over All the world the rights Man has by birth. So lift thy head jewry and be sure oppressions years can now not Long endure nor any cruelties the fates employ for the Fidelity which thou Hast shown through All thy years thou Shalt Ere Long find grown into a Harvest enduring Joy and As the equal All other men before the Law thou Shalt with voice and pen yet brighter records write times hew Page As thy Rich mind with Christian soul shall blend and they pursue in Harmony one end a y to bring to Earth an Ever nobler age. Kepler Hoyt. Washington d. Not opposed to jews. Rumours which have gained wide circulation in jewish circles in ttys country to the effect that president Wilson had been asked by a member the russian government not to appoint a jew to the american commission to Russia Are officially denied by Prince Layoff in a statement to the Petrograd correspondent the jewish daily Forward. The correspondent s report cabled says a prime minister Prince loft has authorized me to refute categorically All rumours to the effect that the government Russia any the mity commencement exercises took place at the hebrew Union College Cincinnati o., saturday afternoon june 2, in the presence an assemblage that occupied every seat in the Chapel and All the standing room available. A number people left without being Able to obtain admission. After the Sabbath afternoon service a Salut Atory by Edward l. Heinsheimer president the Board governors an invocation by rabbi Simon Cohen Goldsboro n. C., an exceptional and forceful baccalaureate Sermon was preached by rabbi Abram Simon Washington d. President Heinsheimer a remarks. President e. L. Heinsheimer said in part we Are met Here today in the midst the greatest world crisis in the history Man. Such an overwhelming catastrophe seemed Well nigh unthinkable and yet god in his mysterious ways must have seen fit to bring upon Mankind a lesson the like which has not been heard since the great flood. And lesson it will prove to be for no calamity great Small has Ever befallen a Community nation that some far reaching blessings have not obtained. A this War is daily emphasizing a new spirit and eventually will bring about an understanding which will we hone prove to be everlasting in its benefits and influences. A my duty would not be fulfilled if i did not read to you that Roll Honor which not Only includes the names those accepted for service hut All who offered themselves willingly smilingly and religiously a rabbi Solom b. Freehof the h. U. Faculty officers Reserve offered Michael Aaronsohn mounted scouts accepted Irving f. Reichert officers Reserve offered Ferdinand Isserman w. Sternberger. Same a m gup officers re Erve offered Melville j. Herskovits Hospital unit accepted Meyer Lipman officers Reserve Jacob r. Marcus sgt. Maj. O. N. j. Berkowitz farm work accepted Lewis p. Brown Field service in franc offered Ernst Trattner farm work accepted Solomon Landman officers Reserve offered Carl n. Herman Cin. Base to. Uni offered Nathan Barasch officers Reserve accepted Leonard round farm work offered Albert Goldman French ambulance corp offered Solomon Feineberg Frederick Rypens and Louis e. Grafman. Now in Marine corps at port Royal s. a let us remember that we can do social service uplift work and All the accompanying Dutie just As effectively and perhaps More so. If we approach the work with religion in our hearts. No Man exemplified this fast More than our lamented j. Leonard Levy. He gave his heart and soul to the service his people not forgetting his citizenship with its requirements. His indefatigable Industry and Energy were enlisted behalf the u. Of a. H. And the h. U. No disciple d. Wise was More Loyal to the institutions established by . Wise . To. Leonard Levy brought to is wok the spiritual As will a the Era Tieuel Side Relig Ion. And i could not let this Day oar without Makine proper a Knowledg ment our obligations to a Man whose presence whose advice and counsel we will miss and whose Mem Ory we will Ever the baccalaureate Sermon by Simon was As follows the modern candelabrum. Text a a speak unto Aaron and say unto him when thou lightest the lamps the seven lamps shall give Light in front the num Bers Viii 1. We Are living in the most cruel period human history. One hazards his reputation for sanity to forecast the events the next few months the destinies civilization Are hang ing in the balance and every Ideal held sacred throughout the past boldly challenged. Facing the future is a Call upon All our consecrated vision robust optimism and devoted courage. A Gotherd ammering envelops us and yet our Hopes Are pitched in a triumphant key that we May wit Ness a new birth idealism Justice and peace. A chastised and a chastened humanity will Greet the Dawn ing a new. Era and Isaiah a prophecy a new heaven and a new Earth will doubtless become a living reality. The president the United states has announced the fundamental basis the coming world order in this never to be forgotten sentence a the world must be Safe for democracy we inveterate lovers democracy Are prayerful for its successful real nation. As believers in the divine revelation and convinced its necessity in such an ethical and political Renaissance we Are also determined that the world must be made Safe for religion. To us it is a sad reflection that the majesty religions message was drowned in the hoarse cry War. That great institution which for countless centuries hag built into the spiritual framework civilization the teachings the Unity god the Unity the universe the Unity humanity the sacredness human life and property the moral passion ministry the protestant Church the leaders the Synagog were speechless. Preachers a common humanity were voicing the patriotic appeals their common country. Upon the battlefields they were invited to serve but in the councils state before the War was declared their voice could not be heard. We declare before the world that religion must have a moral Awakening our scriptural passage is significantly entitled a Abha alot Echo a a when thou lightest the every Forward step in human Advance delights the candlestick Progress. Civilization is a movement in every great age is a period illumination. A Renaissance was followed by a protestant affirmation individualism. A political emancipation in America kindled the torches in Europe and Asia. A vigorous rationalism trod the heels a vapid romanticism and fanned into a Brilliant Blaze the seven fold lamp science. Today a world conflagration is testing our civilization into whose soul these cultural Industrial and political forces have been welded to know if the humanity tomorrow is to be soulless religion less godless men in the trenches and women in their Desola Tion have found god in the Valley the Shadow death. The dross materialism has been thrown into a consuming fire Superb sacrifice. Men have been stirred to the Depths being and a new grip the realities life will arouse them to the grim determination that god will not be submarine out moral universe. Every one who will return from the conflict will be crusader for the righteousness and peace god. Our conviction is that the very nature god is compromised to the eventual Triumph peace Freedom and Justice Earth. What is the place Judaism in the coming world scheme our text lends itself to a three fold subdivision a what was the significance the candelabrum b How was it fashioned c who were its guardians the first Sanctuary in israelis history was ready for its dedication. The Golden candelabrum to be More exact Lam stand As there were no candles in the Sanctuary was prepared for use. Besides its Utility and ornamental Beauty it was to a con Stant reminder the inner flame religious and divine truth an Ever watchful munition the presence god who moved As a pillar Cloud by Day a pillar fire by night. The rabbis warn us that god does not re quire this material vehicle for his own Sake. To him darkness and Light Are alike. Nor does his throne Call for illumination at the hands Man he would have these lamps glow for the Benefit men and women so that they May draw nigh unto him. Light comes from god and is for Man. Religion has its source in him a who Light eth my when the almighty said a let there be Light a a universe pregnant spiritual Possi Hill ties was born. Stars May reveal the celestial fire but they cannot kindle brother stars. Man however is born with the spiritual App Tency not Only to reveal but also to transmit the Light truth. A the soul Man is the Candle the and religion is its creative and distributing Organ. Time will not permit a review the progressive development religious ideas nor Are we called upon to justify to ourselves the need and the Joy the aspiration the human heart for god its sense depend ence the emotions Awe and reverence for him for the moral life which such a Faith inspires and compels. It suffices to affirm that religion is also a social culture. Its lamps must cast a seven fold glow upon a week seven Days. Its task is not to illumine the past but to throw As our text indicates a radiance in front the feet human Progress. Religion must be a flame with a Forward leap. The Quality the flame is largely circumstantial the Oil the feeders the attendants and the air give it its individuality length and strength. Religion be gets its characteristic impress from the zeitgeist every individual will reveal the Light religion in so far As his soul acting upon the Oil tra Ditton is influenced warmly harshly by his social and spiritual Environ ment. Here it will Burn in a quiet glow inward piety there it will flare up in a fire volcanic fanaticism. Judaism was the first great historic a Cha Aloth Quot in the world religion political emancipation from Egypt had to be buttressed the Adaman Tine Rock Sinai. The Strong Arm nationalism must be restrained and inspired by the nursing heart re Ligion. The passing centuries Dis covered Amos and Hosea Jeremiah and Ezekiel who flooded Palestine and Baylon with such an illumination that an Isaiah could concentrate the glory the age in those matchless words missionary significance a arise Shine for the Light is come and the glory the lord is risen upon thee. And nations shall walk at thy Light and Kings at the brightness thy Isaiah la 43. Thus the precious Light mosaic prophetic and Salmic truths was stored in an imperishable vessel called the Bible entrusted to a people surname Israel and generated in course time for All the world. Centuries stress and aspiration followed in Quick succession when a Torch setting aflame the Temple Herod was sublimated by a Jochanan Ben Saccani into a liberating Torch education focusing and preserving the a rumination rabbinic learning piety and poetry. Again Many a Century treads the Heel another lit up by stars the first and lesser magnitude revealing All too vividly the surrounding darkness and misery the Middle age at last. Civil i emancipation Breaks through the and the Pursuit happiness. In the beaming rays that political and mental evangel must tie past Century jewish thought and life be studied. I Call your attention to another mid ssh whew a mun1 Hui Lac n Hunan when a Man builds a House he makes the windows narrow without and wide within so that the Light Lumine within a lit the Temple Lal framework Sills so that rom the Small for peace and righteousness was silenced by the roaring guns Physi-1 gloom mighty priests human Prog Cal Power. The Pope Rome the i Ress Light the lamps life Liberty May Stream in and but when Solomon b he narrowed the Inte and broadened the the Light emanating Compass the Sanctuary might beam full and glorious upon fhe outer world. The Light from within is the Faith our birth the endowment the spiritual sense the native zest conscience the warm heat Loyal blood and the Umb Ilid amp a Cord tradition. Strengthened by parental teaching and by religious and Public schools these becomes the Normal treasures every the household Israel. What is the Light from without wondrous nature thrills Man with her might and majesty Art reveals visions matchless Beauty science a universe disciplined in Law civic society impinges upon him Day by Day with its new economic and social values. The close the eighteenth Century asked a a a shall the windows Judaism be narrow wide Quot shall the Light be essentially for Israel for the world shall the jew hug his men Orah selfishly shall he pull Down the blinds permit his own Light to Stream Forth to Street the Light an emancipated world democracy science and Art in Shoft has Judaism an internal an external Mission can Judaism the jew be cold impenetrable to these shafts piercing and revelatory truths has Judaism the jew Ever been Able to do so is it not True they our religion intuitively adopted the plan the selective draft it conscripted ideas practices and beliefs the surrounding cultures and put them to service in the cause Judaism. It discarded throughout the Ages whatever was essentially inimical to its Genius. And changing the figure speech when a few heroic jews under the compulsion their Jove their religion and to keep it abreast the Day refashioned the framework so that the lamps might Burn More brightly they called it Reform Judaism. And what is Reform Judaism but the Harmony the Light from within with the Light from without we do not hesitate to speak strongly this question. The age has made a fetish colourless neutrality. Reform jews who Otoe were proudly assertive have enveloped themselves in a peace such passivity As to be disquieting to those Jaf red blooded convictions. Reform Judaism has no moral right to be religiously shy if it have principles that fear not the liberating Light democracy. Nor should it be hushed into quiescence by the tumult an Over confident majority Mere numbers new experiences in the world order Call not for a reformulation historic a standpoints As for a courageous intelligent and dynamic reaffirmation. We gladly take up the Challenge to prove our right to the jewish advocacy the eternal principles embodied in the Synagog to the right to enjoy the full Harvest political and scientific emancipation and to the right a Liberal interpretation jewish truths. Reform Judaism was born a will to live to inspire and to serve the Best interests the Faith. It welcomed emancipation because it refused to be swamped by emancipation. Ignoble is the charge that these valiant leaders our movement greeted the great illumination As a false Light convenience to guide their footsteps into the Church apostasy. The truth however is that Judaism and the jew begot a renewal Hope and destiny. The self respect the jew won a new dignity. Self knowledge and self reverence made conversion unnecessary and treacherous. Reform Judaism could not close its windows to the revelations which shot into its soul from the candelabrum Progress. In truth May it be said that Reform Judaism is the legitimate child the spiritual deliverance the race. If our interpretation Judaism and its hold upon our life cannot withstand the ravishing Glare emancipation we libel our worthiness to appreciate and enjoy the revelation god in Universal history. If the Joy Freedom Means the woe Judaism Why should we celebrate the Awakening russian Deta Cracy Why bother about the breakdown the Pale the Extension educational advantages the privilege to move and Trade the fullness political rights May not the rights Israel in Russia entail a religious Awakening May not the political a Cha Alotha kindle the lamps a russian Reform Judaism we certainly bewail the possibility a political Equality Engen Ederine an atrophy Judaism the contrary. We Pray most ardently that our religion in that country May a amount it it with wings As eagles May run and not be weary May walk and not be Reform Judaism in America is charged with being a minimum religion. It is Little Solace to us to retaliate that neither Noliti Oal zionism nor present orthodoxy is absolved from a similar aces at . Liberal Judaism May Well prefer this so called minimum to a maximum nationalism ceremonial ism. Reflecting with Pride upon the splendid generations jewish manhood and womanhood reared at the Hearth fires Reform even a so called minimum May reveal an astonishing maximum moral and religious Potency. Jews the Reform Wing Are not Wise in apologizing forthe decorum their worship the intelligibility their prayers the discarded female Balcony the rational attempt to harmonize their Faith with the out standing facts life. Theirs need Only be an apology if thy have failed to Root out materialism if a hanker ing after false gods a debilitating obesity Prosperity an obtuseness towards ethical imperatives has dulled the keen Edge their jewish idealism. Let there be no extenuating i for accepting the fruit democracy but let there be no rebuke too severe if we Lay the a at the Root jewish distinctiveness jewish self consciousness jewish., domesticity jewish idealism if the world must be made secure for democracy shall it be made precarious for a Conception Judaism whose very essence is in spiritual and ethical alignment with it whenever the Day International peace dawns the hour the International jew As a priest people religion will be we comely revealed for continued and High service. This Hope and All the precious truths our religion Are stored in the Synagog. The Synagog is the invisible Empire jewish aspiration. By virtue it we live by the atrophy it we die As jews. The Synagog must continue linking the altar Abraham the Sanctuary Moses the Temple Solomon the school the prophets the Academy Jamniak the school to Madiha the Circle Rashi the philosophers porch Maimonides the French synced Ron with the hebrew Union College. The Synagog As interpreted by us will continue its selective duty. It will Welcome a religious revelation if it Hail from Jerusalem Petrograd Berlin but it will Reserve unto itself the right to decide in How far it is congenial to and Assimilable with the spirit Genius and the destiny Judaism. How was this candelabrum made thrice did god Tell Moses to throw a Talent Gold into the fire but somehow the master religion was not equal to a practical task. Beazeel the Artisan had the spirit god and the practical ability. We have always had at our disposal the brains and Energy the doers the men who know How to direct and plan and push things to their successful Issue. These men who in ancient Days were agriculturists later hawkers and students Are now business professional and Labouring men. The Synagog guardian the candelabrum Calls the men and. Of course the women Israel to the tasks fashioning and preserving the Light bearers. They Are an integral part the Community Israel whose Faith counsel and enthusiasm Are essential. Throughout the Ages they have been True v the Faith their fathers. They too. Knew How the candelabrum was often tested in the flame persecution and suffering. In the Furnace bitter affliction the average jew was annealed to loyalty. And where is there a Page in the Universal volume so resplendent by heroic As that which records the undying steadfastness unflinching courage and Superb fealty our fathers who will deny that our present generation jews passing through the conflagration the present War. Will emerge a purified and a tested people with a loftier idealism a wholesome longing for the presence god a bolder Champion the Faith a dauntless defender righteousness and who will refuse to believe that in this welter and after it. Reform Judaism will find a firmer ground for its philosophy and a larger Opportunity for its religious message to whom must this inspirational task kindling anew the old flame be entrusted but to Aaron the priestly sons the consecrated men Light and leading whose duty should it be to reveal the lightning Flash Sinai whose must it be to know the treasured traditions institutions contributions in the literature and history our people whose i ask. But the Prie to. Bearers the vessels the lord called to the service the Sanctuary the priests by a logical and a continuous link successor ship through Prophet and psalmist rabbi and philosopher transmit their religious and educational leadership to. The rabbi today. Biblical critics have read the eighth and seventh centuries b. In the Light an irreconcilable conflict Between priest and Prophet and i am inclined to believe that this viewpoint avowedly Christology local has been exaggerated much to the discredit the priest As an ethical and a spiritual Force in ancient Israel. Many a priest had the prophetic fire Many a Prophet glowed with priestly piety and Many a psalmist was a child both inspirations and when we speak Torsel As a kingdom priests Ano a hold people we have in mind a Noble title which was conceived in the prophetic Era As an expression the highest religious idealism the whole people under the priestly symbolism. Anciently the priest was dedicated by a formal cleanliness. The physical purity symbolized an inward consecration. The priests were to be representative in their decorum and character strange fire Enkin led the displeasure heaven. They were to be clean hand 1n order to be pure heart. The sacrifice and the vestments were but visible Means enforcing the spotless Ness their lives. Their prayerful Ness and sincerity were the criteria their spiritual Efficacy. Putting Power and position aside their humbleness and dependence were Bonds a religious marriage to the glory god. This was the claim the people them when Thev had not yet fallen from their High estate. You Young men Are now to be charged with the joyous Burden priestly leadership in Reform Judaism. I Caf Well conceive the Delight and the Pride with which you will accept the diploma from the hands our beloved president the College. Nor am i at All concerned that you do not now understand the fullness the charge. Experience earnestness tact and a cheerful willingness to learn will soon prepare you to meet the practical problems. Your appreciation the dignity and responsibility your profession will grow with your mental and ethical growth. You have been nurtured amid the to the a Wise making qualities its air May Well be ascribed to the Inspirit ing atmosphere Cincinnati. Here is the Home the hebrew Union College under whose Light you have sat for several years. You know Only from hearsay How Isaac m. Wise lit the lamps the candelabrum. You had not the privilege an intimate familiarity with his dynamic personality. But you have heard his Joy in democracy his americanisation jewish form and practice his heaven born conviction that Reform Judaism is adequate to its own enhancement and to the responsibilities american life. You know upon How High a plane he placed the rabbi and with what prophetic vision he glimpsed the Era when the Reform rabbis would exercise the function leadership not Only a congregation but also a Community hanging upon his authoritative word and counsel. Yours however was to spend your formative years under the presidency . Kaufman Kohler whose storehouse learning and valiant defense jewish ideals have been in Sti tingly placed at the disposal All Israel. The president our College sends you Forth because he has Confidence in you and your future. He is willing to place the reputation Reform Judaism in your hands and the unnumbered hosts american Israel accept his decision because their Confidence in him. Yours too has been the privilege an intimate Fellowship with a faculty nine camped professional scholarship. Every professor is a master to his department. Everyone them has been prodigal in his interest in you. In other words the professors have done their duty the ministerial application ancient and modern learning is now your responsibility. That responsibility unfolds its own Eolden Gates Opportunity. What other equipment do you need besides jewish lore for an efficient grasping these blessed opportunities priestly service some men will urge upon you the Silvery Girt speech others will Laud the Grace and Charm winsome personality. Some will insist that you must have courage tact and Independence and others loudly assure you that your biggest asset is the strength non jewish attendance at your lectures. Between those who will plead that you be a close student the torah and those who see the importance social service you May experience some hesitancy decision. J make no criticism All these claims. Every Grace mind speech personality is a legitimate gift god and deserves proper cultivation As a spiritual Means Only. I do not dissuade you from social service Only let it be instinct with the spirit religion. If social service be a Pul motor for artificial respiration remember that you always take chances in pathology. Far More imperious than All that has been said is the compulsion a rabbits personal character. No credit is due him for his hatred Sham and hypocrisy for his championship the poor and the oppressed for his defense Justice and decency. These Are presupposed in his profession and there Are thousands men and women not in his profession who will match him in the sincerity and advocacy these ethical qualities and principles. But the rabbits character and ethical passion must have their source in his attitude toward his every Day thought. I bespeak for god in the reaction Judaism upon the modern rabbi a prayer ulness attitude and emotion a consciousness the presence god. The rabbi ought to be a candlepower jewish earnestness. Men cannot walk in his Light if he shed none. His life should be Luminous not phosphorescent. If his preaching is soured by the acid rationalism if his sermons Are naked jewish thought and Appeal if his attitude As a rabbi towards any movement in Israel is an opportunism favourable winds if his character does not Square with the High requirements a religious and a jewish preacher then although some May Call him a Man the world a Good mixer and an up to the minute rabbi he May As Well be told now that he May generate consider Able heat but he will not shed any Light by which his people will be led to their jewish love and obligations. Eleazer Worms in the introduction to his a Tharo Keaho very pertinently says a know that the holy one is within thee therefore let thy life be holy. An easy step from the a Grok each the perfumer sacred Oil exodus brings me to the Book a a menorah Ham Maori candelabrum Light by Isaac Aboab. The three crusading centuries by a natural reaction against oppression from without and an exaggerated cab Balismo and talmud ism from within nevertheless stand out pre eminently As having produced the highest Quality ethical and religious treatises. Such books a a a Hoboth Hale Boboth the duties the heart the Shemoney Pera Kim a the Rokeach a a be Chanath Olamp examination the world and Quot menorah Ham Maori despite their often repellent mysticism the last three touch the very Core spiritual religion. It is this ethical and spiritual inwardness which shining through every Page has steeled and steadied the heart Israel. From these Well Springs salvation your fathers Drew Waters Joy and nourishment. And what books can be so spiritually refreshing to a rabbi jaded with the literature Belle Ristic scientific the Day As a constant saturation in these outpouring it pious and Learned students ancient hebrew lore let a rabbi know and be a a memo rat Hammor a and i am certain that his ministry will be a candelabrum Light giving him Cour rage amid the depressions life peace amid the alarms War Solace amid the perplexities experience and stamina amid the temptations the Siren. Welcome now into this world torn by hatred passion and War its solid Rock Jehovah a righteousness. Come now to this hungry hounded bleeding humanity with a heart that has found god with a soul glowing with love and sympathy with a firm determination and doubled enthusiasm to hold men to the source the Solace and the stimulation religious truth Welcome into service in a country whose ideals will Light up the world Welcome into an american democracy with the full conviction that the Judaism the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth after an Organ Solo by miss Stella Godshaw the College organist . Kaufmann Kohler conferred the degree rabbi Benjamin Friedman b. Kit Samuel s. Mayerberg m. A., Samuel Felix Mendelsohn b. A., Jacob l Meyerovitz m. A., Harry r. Richmond b. A. Jerome Rosen m. A. The valedictory address was then delivered by Jacob i. Meyerovitz. The College choir then rendered the Anthem. Quot hear president Heinsheimer behalf the Board governors and president j. Walter Froeberg behalf the Union american hebrew congregations confirmed the ordination. Rabbi julias l Mayerberg Goldsboro n. C., the father one the graduates concluded the exercises with a Benediction. The results the examinations not yet being available full announcements winners prizes and scholarships was not made except the prize for general excellence for the entire term which was awarded to Harry r. Richmond b. A., one the graduates. A tribute to the jews in concluding an address before the transportation club at Indianapolis president b. A. Worthington the Cincinnati Indianapolis and Western Railroad co., said Quot with your kind indulgence i will digress from the subject my discourse for a moment to Call your attention to the proposed visit a most distinguished gentleman rabbi Wise a new York who is to address a mass meeting Here in Indianapolis soliciting Aid for the millions starving jews in Poland and i wish to bespeak a few words in their behalf time forbids my going into the blood stained history their past their fatal dissensions and final destruction with All its incredible horrors their exile and slavery the dispersion All their lands and other personal belongings their persecutions sufferings wanderings and despair for nearly two thousand years. A it is a Story that should shame not Only our christianity but our common humanity and since this great War began it simply staggers belief to be told the atrocities that have been committed towards these poor Downtrodden people Poland not by blinded heathens ferocious pagans but by Christian people and in the name him the Meek and lowly who was called the Prince peace and the Harbinger Good will to All a looking Back Over the history the jews their social life considering their struggle for existence is still More remarkable. There is neither prostitution nor pauperism and but Little abject poverty whenever they get an even Chance. Divorce Domestic discord and disobedience to parents Are almost unknown among them. History records that Many them have become the leading merchants Bankers and financiers the world. In Many countries their children were not permitted to enter the schools to be enrolled in the guilds labor. Therefore Trade was the Only Avenue left open to them. In Many countries they were not permitted to own the soil which they lived. After Many centuries the flames persecution in most countries the Globe have abated so that the jew is permitted to enjoy something More than Bare life and wherever he has been Given an Opportunity he has shown by his Industry Energy and Talent that he is a Good citizen and takes his full part in the most important motive Powers the world. He has entered the Fields Commerce handling the most colossal operations. He has become the Friend and Counselor Kings the prime ministers empires the treasurer republics a the mover armies and the arbiter Public credit. A whatever shortcoming May be urged to the jew we should not forget that he has acquired them because relentless persecution and these objections he is fast removing whenever the cause is removed. A therefore i want to urge upon each and every one you Here tonight to lend whatever assistance you May be Able to to the people this great race the people sorrowful Israel whose children through centuries persecution and tribulation have struggled with heroic manhood waiting for the dawning the Day True brotherhood Man with a Faith whose constant cry through All the dreary watches the night has been a Tho he slay me yet will i Trust 4n a most favourable environment. I do not 1 crushed ideals broken hearts gloat know much about the atmosphere i ing doubts and Scarlet trenches bid Jerusalem but the traditional tribute i you to ground yourself first the Quot Roll Golden Sun Roll swiftly towards the West _ Dawn Happy Day when Many woes shall cease a come quickly lord thy people wait the rest a thine abiding peace. Quot no More no More to hunger Here for love no More to thirst for blessings Long denied. Judah thy face is foul with weeping but above thou Shalt be nothing can be better than to work Well and rest Well and blend both together into one life. To be astir to the tips the fingers and centers the heart and brain and then to be still and leave it All is the finest consummation and completeness we can Collyer
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