The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 19, 1926 · Page 8
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8 THE WISCONSIN JEWISH CHRONICLE Text of William of - Orange's Grant of .Labrador to Jewish Family Blade Public Montreal. (J.T.A,) The text of the document upon which Rev.' Isaac de $la Panha, cantor of the Spanish arid Portuguese congregation of this city, bases his claim to the peninsula of Labrador on letters patent granted to his ancestor by William of Orange, years ago was made public here. The letters patent filed with the Privy Council in London by Rev. de la Penha was granted to his ancestor, Joseph de la Penha, by William of Orange. The letter was written in Dutch and reads in part as follows: "Whereas in the year 1677 discoveries and possession have been made in our name of certain territories situated in the northern part of America, formerly in no one's possession but known under the name of Labrador -and being willing at the instance of Joseph de la Penha, citizen and in habitant of the City of Rotterdam by virtue ,of their fore mentioned taking possession of the said terri tories and theirunto belonging having granted and do grant by these unto the said Joseph de la Penha the nominal and territorial rights, to and over the said territories and the coast as far as it extends itself the 54th to the 60th degree of northern latitude, with all land, woods, forests, rivers, fruits and fisheries situated there in and off the same, with full right to the never ceasing or perpetual or immortal tenure inheritance for them and his lawful heirs." Schnitzler Refuses Hungarian Invitation Vienna. (J.T.A.) Arthur Schnitzler, famous Austrian-Jewish novelist, refused to visit Hungary because of the anti-Jewish attitude prevalent in that country. Mr. Schnitzler was invited to deliver a series of lectures in Budapest. Rejecting the invitation Schnitzler declared that he is unwilling, on principle, to hold lectures in Budapest. 6 The Golden Rule City or Town, a lot of the joy in life depends on having good neighbors. 'Say it in Five Minutes !" That's Telephone Neighborliness on a Party Line. Wisconsin Telephone Company Jewish Representation in Hungarian Senate Part of Up-r per House Law - Budapest. (J.T.A.) The represen-fatToh of the J ewish " population in the Hungarian Senate was secured by law, when the Parliament adopted the fourth - section of the bill concerning the organization of the upper house. According to the provisions of this bill the population is to be represented by two rabbis elected to the senatorship for life. The motion which was made by the Jewish deputy Paul Sandor, was unanimously adopted. Count Bethlen commented op the vote stating that he was unwilling to yield to the demands of the anti-Semites who insisted upon giving only one seat to the Jewish population. C. J.W. COMENTIOH REPORTS GROWTH : IN MEMBERSHIP (Continued from page 1) ice to working girls. Greater co-operative action in securing legislation to better the conditions of women and children, in and out of industry, was also urged by Mrs. Wolf. The work of the Council to aid Jew ish immigrants and its endeavors to introduce Jewish education into rural communities was presented at the first business session. "During the fiscal year 1923-24 nearly 2,000 cases were handled by this Bureau, the following year 2,026 cases were under care; while during the past year 2,591 cases have been handled. Over 2,000 field visits were paid by this bureau during the past triennial period; more than 4,000 call ers were interviewed at headqaurters; while over 34,000 letters were written and more than 700 telegrams and ca bles sent m connection with this work. These figures greatly exceed those prevailing during the previous triennial period, showing a tremendous increase in the volume of work. "Over 4,500 inquiries have been handled by this bureau during the past three years. Many of these came either from persons abroad unable to enter the United States, or from foreign organizations or relatives in their behalf. Similarly, inquiries in great numbers came from individuals who hoped to be admitted to this country or from relatives seeking their admission here." The work of the Council among the rural communities was reported by Mrs. Eckhouse. "We have spent over $75,000 for our rural program during the past three years. We are expanding our program to reach the- 15,000 Jewish women and 40,000 Jewish children on the farms of America. Our efforts in behalf of the families of the Jewish farmer have included visits to the farm house, for purposes of instruction in matters of hygiene, English, citizenship and personal problems. We have organized Rural Women's leagues to bring the scattered ! amines together for their own advancement and for co-operative work, for their rural communities. Through the assistance of these leagues, religious schools and synagogues have been established. Our program also includes the children in the schools and the young people, whom we have organized into Young Folks leagues. To many of the families that have been in need, philanthropic assistance of a wide range has been rendered, and employment secured." B'NAI B'RITH ORDER , ISSUES RULES ON "USE OF TERM " JEW" .Object to Qualifying Adjective in Laudatory or derogatory Sense GIVE DISTINCTION BETWEEN JEW AND HEBREW Crowds Attend Schwarz's Funeral in Berlin Berlin. (J.T.A.) Huge crowds at tended the funeral of Joseph Schwarz, the late Jewish baritone, who was well known in the United States. The funeral took place in the Jewish cem etery here. Muy Mo rtgage jBoTntdls IS ONDS secured by conservative First Mortgages on suc cessful income earning properties, offer the final degree of permanent safety and yield. We have an attractive list of issues. . " r Bonds in Denominations of $1,000, $500, $100 CHRIS. SCHROEDER I SON CO. 86 Michigan Street Phone Broadway 1951 Milwaukee, Wis. 'r38 Years Without Lass to Any Investor" Repfln?e to a majority of the Jew of America the use of the word "Jew" or "Jewish" as a qualifying adiective in either a laudators or derogatory sense, is both incorrect and highly offensive, the Anti- Defamation league of the independent Order B'nai B'rith today, throueh its resident Alfred M. Cohen, made tmb- lic rules for the proper use xf -these two words. Prepared principally with reference to usage of these terms in public print, these notes ' on the word 'Jew" carry a wide interest to the reader. : r Reference is made particularly to the fact that followine the barrinc of Jews from reputable professions in the Middle Ages, a hint of opporbrium has attached itself to the name, and the passage of centuries has not whol ly obliterated it. "Of recent years, the better class of Jews have adopted the policy of boldly indentifying themselves with the term "Jew," with the hope of thus" wearing down the mediaeval association connected with it."' The Anti-Defamation league was organized by the I.O.B.B. in 1918 to defend the good name of the Jew in the public prints on the stage and screen. Its program has become so far-reaching and widely accepted that this league has been made one of the outstanding purposes of a $2,000,000 fund for cultural activities which the I.O.B.B. will shortly raise throughout the United States. Various Implications of Fund The statement in full on the usage of the word "Jew" is as follows: "The word 'Jew' implies primarily a person professing the Jewish religion. Owing to certain historical causes, the adherents of this creed are almost exclusively of one race, or, at any rate, of persons who for the most part believe themselves to be descended from the people called by the same name in the Bible. Hence there is a secondary use of the word 'Jew implying that the person belongs to a particular race or people, quite apart from his religious beliefs. "There is, however, a third use of the word 'Jew,' owing to the deliberate policy of the mediaeval church, which purposely shut out all reputable callings to Jews, so as to impress upon Christians the superiority of the true faith. Hence, a certain touch of opprobrium and contempt has ; attached to the very name 'Jew', which has lasted to some extent down to the present day among the common people, and even among some of the better educated, not one of whom could probably trace the real origin of I ------- - -r- nis prejudice. "However unjustified and obsolete the . prejudice thus attached to the word 'Jew may be, it exists in many minds and has to be reckoned with by the moulders of public opinion. Jews are naturally and deservedly more sensitive to this unconscious prejudice, and have at times attempted to introduce instead of the word 'Jew other terms, such as 'Hebrew or 'Israelite' in order to obviate it. But these have failed to replace the more familiar nomenclature, and of recent years the better class of Jews adopted the policy of boldly identifying themselves with the term 'Jew' with the hope of thus wearing down the mediaeval associations connected with it. "With a view to meeting this sentiment among Jews and to avoid catering to the prejudice which all fair-minded persons, whatever their creed, would like to see disappear, rules are offered for guidance as to the proper use of the words 'Jew and 'Jewish in the public prints: Give Rules of Proper Usage 1. The words "Jew" and "Jewish" can never be objectionable when applied to the whole body of Israel or to whole classes within the body, as, for instance, "Jewish wives," "Jewish children, Jewish young men, and the like. 2. There can be no objection to the use of the words "Jew" or "Jewish" when contrast is being made with oth-' er religions. "Jews observe Passover and Christians Easter;" "Jews are less susceptible to tuberculosis than other acres;" these two are perfectly fair and proper subjects of public comment. However, 3. The application of the word "Jew" or "Jewish" to any individual is to be avoided unless from the con text it is necessary to call attention to his religion; in other words, unless the facts have some relation to his being a Jew or to his Jewishness. This rule should apply equally whether the word is used in a scandalous or discreditable connection or when it is used in'7 connection with - some , praise-. worthy or honorable act' orn achievement. Thus, if a Jew is convicted of a crime he should not be call a "Jewish criminal," and on the other hand, if a Jew makes a great medical or other scientific discovery, he should not be called a great Jewish physician" or an eminent "Jewish scientist." In neither case had the man's Jewishness any connection with his conduct or with the disgrace or honor which that conduct entailed; The same rule applies in the case of other religions; if a Roman Catholic or aProtes tant is convicted of a crime, he is not alluded.to as a "Catholic criminal" or a "Protestant criminal." In view of the mediaeval opprobrium still surviving in connection with the term5 "Jew," it is the' more just and important, therefore, to avoid a similar unfairness in speaking of Jews. 4. The word "Jew" is a noun, and should never, be used as an adjective or- verb. To speak of. "Jew girls," or 'iJew stores" is both objectionable anJ vulgar. The word "Jew" is a noun ; "Jewish" is the adjective.- The use of the" word "Jew" as a verb -"to Jew down" is a slang survival of the mediaeval term of opprobrium, alluded to above and should be avoided altogether. . f Theword- "Hebrew" sbonM nnt be used instead of "Jew." As a noun 1 Xl Al T it connotes ramer. me Jewish people of the distant past, as "the ancient Hebrews." It is used also as an adjec-tive "the Hebrew language," "Hebrew literature," etc. connotation; one cannot say "the Hebrew religion," but "the Jewish religion."" MAX D. STEUER TO PLEAD FOR JEWISH RIGHTS IN EUROPE (Continued from page 1) and reassurances which the govern ments --affected -issue every time a protest is lodged, conditions have not improved. . It is our purpose to bring into play - the most potent weapon available, namely the moral force of an aroused public opinion which shall compel the governments of Eastern Europe to respect their covenants. Our conference next year will focus the attention of the world upon the long-standing grievances of the Eu ropean Jews and bring the offenders to judgment before the bar of public opinion." There will be a special session of the American Jewish congress in the near future, Mr. Steuer said, to review the conditions of the Jews in the various countries and to formulate the necessary decisions to guide the American delegation that will attend the European conference. Among the other members of Mr. Steuer's committee are: Samuel Un-termyer, Justice Gustave Hartman, Hon. Carl Sherman, Dr. A. J. Rongy, Benjamin Winter, Louis S. Posner, Arthur M. Lamport, Justice Aaron J. Levy, Louis Lipsky, Bernard S. Deutsch, I. Montefiore Levy, Benjamin W. Titman, Dr. J. Tenenbaum. . Professors Object to Reappointment of Rabid Anti-Semites to Jassy University- Bucharest.- (J.T.A.) Legal action against the Roumanian Ministry of Education in reappointing Professor Alexander Cuza to the chair of economics at the University of Jassy will be taken by the board of professors of the university. The action is directed against Professor Cuza and Professor Liatric Sion, both of who were dismissed by the Senate of the university, following a series of anti-Semitic disturbances as a result of their propaganda among the students. ' The professors board particularly objects to the reappointment of Sion because his post has already been filled. The reappointment is endangering the order at the university f which remained undisturbed since their dismissal, the board contends The Roumanian liberal press welcomes- the -actionof -the. .hoard . , ,. 11 Hal JH&K6 Si jlffi H M IT KP T '! Settling Estates Is Work and work that "is not easy. At best it entails endless clerical labor, visits to court and conferences with bene ficiaries and others. Often it includes much more. Your friend has his own affairs to look after. The National Bank of Commerce, on the other hand specializes in Executorships and Trusteeships as part of its service to Milwaukee. 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