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MASONIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
MASONIC. Freemasonry was established in the Island ?of Cyprus in 1888. There are now two lodges ?on the island under the English constitution. There is also a Royal Arch Chapter and a Mark Lodge As a clerical novelty a Masonic medal is Ibeing sold in Paris. This medal is being worn openly, and represents the Maid of Orleans overthrowing Masonry, which is repre sented by a dragon. Rabbi Pereira Mendes has been appointed by the Grand Master of Freemasons in the 'State of New York to the office of Grand ?Ohaplain of the Grand Lodge. He is the iirst Israelite who has received this honor cilice the institution of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic fraternity over a hundred years ago, says the ' American Hebrew.' Right Rev. Bishop Potter, of New York, is the ?associate of tho Rabbi. — ' Masonic Review.' It is said that one of the oldest societies of purely operative Masons was the Sidonian Builders, organised by the priest architects of Tyre about 1500 years B.C. They built the Temple of Solo...
PROGRESS AMONG THE SOCIETIES. THE HEBREW LITERARY & DEBATING SOCIETY. LECTURE BY REV. E. TREMAYNE DUNSTAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
[?] AMONG THE SOCIETIES. . 'THE HEBREW LITERARY & DEBATING SOCIETY. LECTURE BY' REV. E. TREMAYN'S DtJNSTAN. Last night, at the Schoolroom of the Great 'Synagogue, the Bev. E. T. Dunstan delivered ihis lecture on the ' Development of the Em pire.' The lecturer was well received, Mr. P. Beniamin, Mr. P. J. Marks, Mr. 0. P. Hyrnan, and Eev. P. Philippstein entered into the discussion. The Rev. J. Landau, in accord ing the lecturer the vote of thanks passed by unanimous resolution, ably criticised the salient points of the lecture, remarking that he quite ?: .agreed with the rev. lecturer in ' that any young man chock full of hard work' — even if poor— :was far preferable to a father having a ?daughter who wished to enter into a matrimo nial alliance. This was the opinion of his parents and of all right thinking persons.' The meeting closed at 9.30 p.m. A review will appear in our next issue.
The Sons of Pity.—[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
The Sons of Pity. — o^ism V2 It is extremely gratifying to read, as reprinted i in our last issue, of the genprosity and such nobleness as that displayed by our wealthy co religionists in Paris in donating so lavishly to prevent loss to the charities for which the ill fated Bazaar was held, although it is pointed «juu tj[uiut- ujLbuuiubiy Liiaii nob any uewisn cnarity might reap a benefit thereby. Yet the Jewish donors were the greatest and most spontaneous. This surely bears out our national, claim — to be the sons of pity. If it were possible to place in the hearts of all men genuine love for their fellows, we would find on earth the beginning of heaven. Each one's happiness -would be abundantly increased, and we would find the greater pleasure in giving of our abundance to those who were needy. Each of us has abun dance in some manner., if not in the world's goods. Who can measure the joy and happi ness of alleviating suffering, lifting up the fallen, and cheering the despondent ...
Let there be Light—TIN [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
Let there he Light — TIN VP -A copy of this Journal has now reached every Jewish home in Ner/ South Wales, and a number are posted to others in each of the ?colonies. Locally, we received a very hearty reception, and in a great number of instances names were given us for our subscribers' list, ;and promises of ' every possible assistance' were extended by many friends. The Presi dents, Honorary Secretaries, and Secretaries of the various Jewish Institutions we are pleased to mention in this connection. In many homes the receipt of this Journal was the first gleam of Judaism that had crossed the threshold for ;some time, and may be the means, by its virtues of hope and faith. To this end we seek ?and solicit all the assistance the community can lend us in the work. And there are so many ways of helping that there is little need for us to point out the paths. Every oppor tunity is given for the ventilation of opinions, although we do not take over responsibility for sentiments express...
Social and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
?-=— ? I [Communications' to this column will be thankfully ?received fop publication, but it is necessary that each ? contribution bear the signature of the writer— not necessarily for Publication — and if desired a nome cU plume will be acknowledged to regular correspondents. Copy should reach the Editor not later than noon on 'Wednesday. ] The Fast of Ab occurs on Sunday, August 8. The Hospice Dance takes place on;August 3rd. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Davis were at home on Sunday evening to a large number of friends. A number of friends journeyed by 'bus to La Pe rouse on Sunday afternoon, and spent a very enjoy, able afternoon. Master Henry Emanuel was Bar-Mitzvah last Satur day. The Rev. A. B. Davis addressed a few appro priate remarks to the lad. Mr. Percy J. Marks, solicitor, the honorary secretary of the Jewish Education Board, sends the notice and -report published elsewhere. The second annual entertainment given by the pupils of the Misses Victorsen will be held in the ?Oddfellow...
JEWISH CALENDAR. 1897. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
JEWISH CALENDAR. 1897. Rosh Hodesh Ab. . . . . ? Friday, July 30 Fast of Ab ? Sunday August 8 Rosh Hodesh Elul ? Sunday, August 29 ' 5658. Rosh Hashonah ? Monday, Sept. 27 Fast of Gedaliah ? Wednesday, Sept. 29 Yora Kipper ? Wednesday, Oct. 6 1st day Succoth ? Monday, Oct. 11 Shemini Atzereth ? Monday, Oct. 18 Simcath Torah ? Tuesday, Oct. 19 Rosh Hodesh Heshvan ? Wednesday, Oct. 27' Rosh Hodesh Kislev ? Friday, Nov. 26 Hanuckah ? Monday, Dec. 20 Tebeth ? Sunday, Dec. 26
NEW CHUPPA. PRESENTED TO THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 30 July 1897
NEW CHUPPA. PRESENTED TO THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE. Last Sunday there was erected in the Ves try-room of the Great Synagogue a very hand some chuppa, presented by the sons and daugh ters (now resident in England) of the late Honorable L. W. Levy, M.L.C., who died in Sydney, January 25th 1885. The inscription in the centre of the chuppa reads — : rw$ ny n»n nun rana ntcw and on the side, in Hebrew likewise, the dedi cation is : ' Memorial offering of their father, Hon. L. W. Levy, from his sons and daughters 5657.' The late Mr. Levy presented the con - gregation with a chuppa some years ago, and, it having become worn, this memorial chuppa is presented. Being a very kind thought on . . .. . . . . ? . - . ? the part of the donors. The Almighty did not intend that we should worry. It is the grand mission of any life to go out into the world and to aim to make it better, more in accord ance with His own perfect will. By his unpre tentious philanthropy and universal kindness it may be said of ...
Our Melbourne Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
Out QUefBoutne $dttu I Miss Elvira Lee, a favourite Melbourne con I tralto, will be married on August 12th, to Mr I ' Bernstein, of Ballarat. The ceremony will I take place at the residence of Mrs. D. Craw I cour, ' Corio,' Wellington-street. The Literary Ball held in the Masonic Hall -was not by any means the financial success it should have been, only about one hundred people being present. But still those who did come spent a most enjoyable evening. The weather was very bad, and this probably was the cause of the small attendance. On the fourth Wednesday Mrs. Pinkus, of 'Otira,' The Avenue, Windsor, gave a very pleasant afternoon 'at home,' the violin playing of Miss Moran adding greatly to the enjoyment. Many Newj Zealand friends were met, and a very social afternoon spent. The Melbourne Jewish Literary Society met on Monday, August 2, and there was a good attendance of member 3 present. In the absence of Mr. P. Jacobs, (President) Mr. W. Rosenhain (Vice- President), took the ch...
Musical Echoes [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
(Wlueie&f 45c$oe0* Madame Melba and her sister, Miss Dora Mitchell, are at the Savoy Hotel. Owing to her late illness, typhoid, blood-poisoning, and malaria, caused by insanitary sewers in Fifth-avenue, New York, which has left her subject to fits of weakness, Madame Melba has had to decline many offers of engagements, which represent a loss to her to .£26,000. The sub scribers to the Royal Italian Opera are regretting very much that she will be heard so seldom this season. She has sung three times before the Prince and Prin cess of Wales, besides fulfilling several private lucrative engagements. Melba's concert at the Queen's-hall was one of the events of the season; but, owing to her still weak state of health, she was ill afterwards with excitement. She hopes, in a year or eighteen months, to visit her native land. After July a big tour in England till October, afterwards proceed ing to America, and probably to South America arid then to Australia. The success of the Hamb...
Reviews [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
(RetnetPtf* ? ♦ ? : We have been favored with a copy of the first num ber of the Australian Israelite, issued on Friday, June 30th, 1871. This was the first attempt at estab lishing the Jewish Press in Australia. It was pub lished weekly at the rate of 6d. per copy. Among the advertisements is the first subscription list of .£3213 13s. towards the New Svnagfogue, Sydney, letters from the pen of the late Rev. Moses Rentil, Rev. A. F. Ornstein, and the Rev. A. B. Davis. The Israelite had not the pretension as to size and quantity of matter contained in our usual issue, yet, we grieve that it was not destined for a better fate. To the Jewish Chronicle, London, and the Jewish Voice, we again acknowledge our indebtedness. The Junior Knox Scholarship, at the Sydney Grammar School, was gained, at the recent examinations, by Master Lionel Cohen, eldest son of Mr. M. A. Cohen, M.A., head- teacher of the Sydney Hebrew Schools. Master Cohen is only 13J- years of age, and is the holder of the A...
AN EXCERPT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HEBREW STANDARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
AN EXCERPT. To the Editor of The Hebrew Standard. Sir, — , . . . . Let me congratulate you on the position you so boldly occupy. May you meet with every possible success in your undertaking. . I was going to cut out the printed order form to fill in for my subscription, when I found it would spoil the very interesting reading on the other side. I therefore simply enclose herewith my half-guinea, and ask you to enrol me as a subscriber. I shall endeavour to. get you others among my friends ? On Monday I attended the Grand Royal Arch Chapter to assist at the installation of our Governor, Lord Bras sey, as Most Eminent First Principal. As only Past or Present Principals could be present, the Chapter was not crowded. Still it was a grand and impressive ceremony ? Again let me assure you of the deep interest I feel in your welfare ? I have lost or mislaid the first number of the Standard. Can you send me a duplicate ? ? St. Kilda, Melbourne, Aug. 2, 1897.
A NEW ANTI-SEMITIC MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
A NEW ANTI-SEMITIC MOVEMENT. Algeria has now an anti-Semitic movement - of its own. The anti Jewish League of Con-, stantine, the chief province of Algeria, held a meeting on the 6th June, and arranged to hold another on the 16th, the anniversary of the death of the notorious Marquis de Mores. One would have thought that, in a province where the Europeans are outnumbered in the propor tion of twelve to one by a population of African birth and Mussulman religion, French colonists would be wise enough not to proclaim their adhesion to a movement of which the professed object is to save French institutions from being ' de-Aranyised,' and ' de Christianised. How ever, Algerian anti-Semitism presents the characteristics rather of an election campaign than of a crusade. Now, the Jews of Algeria number nearly 50,000, while the French popu lation amounts to less than 800,000. The Jews have since 1865 had the option of becoming full French citizens, with the same rights as are enjoyed by bor...
Correspondence. OPEN COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
Correspondence* OPEN COLUMST. The Editor solicits Correspondence from all parts of the World. Communications relating to Judaism will be thankfully received and courteously acknowledged. In order to foster plain and open criticism on all matters, this column is placed at the disposal of our subcribers for free discussion, and for the ventilation of oppressions — real or imaginary. Contributions' must bear the signature of the writer — not necessarily for publication. Therefore we do not hold ourselves responible for the sentiments or opinions expressed, and which are published entirely without prejudice, The return of M.S.S. whether accepted or rejected is not guaranteed.
THE JEWS IN GREECE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
THE JEWS IN GREECE. The situation of the Jews in Greece is fair from^ encouraging. Our correspondents, while praising the bravery of the Jewish soldiers,, have dealt mainly with the distress occasioned among the Jewish communities by the war, a- state of affairs serious enough in its way, yet not such as to cause any alarm for the future of the Jews. But Mr. F. D. Mocatta, who is usually well-informed on all matters connected witn tne Jiast, touched at the Council meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association on a more grave aspect of the question — the political. To state briefly the position, there is no actual, danger, only menace. But it is impossible to:- foretell to what acts an excitable people like th& Greeks may stoop when confronted by a Treaty* which must undoubtedly, however, considerate. the Powers may be, there is, judging from paste experience elsewhere, reason to fear that the innocent will suffer, and the Greeks Jews, com paratively a handful, are certainly innoce...
MASONIC NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
MASONIC NEWS. ? L6rd Brassey was recently installed as Most Emi nent First Principal of the Grand Royal Arch. Chapter , of -Victoria. A lodge of sorrow was held in. the Masonic Hall, 'Sydney, ' on Tuesday afternoon. The remains of the late Past Grand Master, Y. Wor. Bro. James Hunt, had been removed from his late residence, ' Rewa,' Macquarie-street, to the hall, which was solemnly draped in black. At the close of the ceremony the organist played the 'Dead March' from '£|aul.' The funeral procession was then formed, and left for Waverley Cemetery. At the grave the impressive Masonic service was read by R.W. Bro. T. E. Spencer. Upon the coffin was placed the ' Emblem of Purity,' a white lambskin Masonic apron, which, according to the custom of the craft, was buried with the coffin. The regalia worn by the G.L. officers was draped in mourning. A very large number of handsome wreaths and floral emblems were forwarded by the W.M. and officers of the Lodgfe Ox'ord, Mr. and Mrs, C. W. . B...
THE PRINCESS OF WALES' JUBILEE FUND: [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
THE PRINCESS OF WALES' JUBILEE FUND: Mr. B. L. Cohen, M P., President of the Jewish Board of Guardians said that he had attended two meeting at the Mansion House,, on the invitation of the Lord Mayor, and at the request of his Lordship he had undertaken to arrange for the distribution amongst the Jewish poor of the bounty which was to be distributed in connection with the Princess of Wales' Jubilee Dinner Fund. Every local bodv in tho. community undertook to provide the meal for as many as they could of the class designated in the Princess of Wales' letter, and undertook; also to provide that food should be provided at . the homes of such poor people whom it would! not be possible to assemble at the place of gathering for the meal, those offers being made ? by the various local authorities. It was, of '' course, necessary for the Board to point out . that special arrangements were required to dis- ? tribute amongst the Jewish poor fare of the ? kind proposed. He thought that he woul...
ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION, / The June meeting of the above was held on Sunday at the Great Western Hotel, Padding ton, (Eng.), Mr. Claude G. Montefiiore, Presi dent, in the chair The Treasurer (Mr. A. Ellis Franklin) submitted the financial state ment for May, which showed an income of £4-56 (including £32 subscriptions, £167 general donations, and £176 from brauches), and an expenditure of £392, of which £269 went in grants to schools. The balance was .£197. The balance-sheet of the Education Fund notified repayment of £500 to the bank, half of this amount being raised by sale of stock, and the other half having been con tributed by Messrs. de Rothschild. At the annual meeting in Dunedin of the ? Ofcago Branch, the members agreed to double their = subscriptions, and the Committee sent an appeal, drafted by Dr. W. Heinemann, the Hon. Secretary, to Jewish congregations in New Zealand, urging them to form branches. Mr. Haeem Samuel, President of the Bombay -School, in the course of a l...
MONTEFOIRE JEWISH HOME. [Newspaper Article] — The Hebrew Standard of Australasia — 6 August 1897
MONTEFOIRE JEWISH HOME. The Board met on Monday last at 7.45 p.m., Mrs. Cohen presiding. The Revs. A. B. Davis, J. H. Landau, P. Philippstein, Messrs. M. Gotthelf, Nathan Jacobs, Henry Solomons, S. Solomons (Hon. Treas.), and S. M. Steenbohm, (Hon. Sec), also attending. The minutes of the Board meeting of June 30th were confirmed. The outward correspondence of import ance since last meeting was read and approved of. A large amount of inward correspondence was then dealt with and received. Relief had been granted to a number of urgent cases, and the President stated in view of the many calls on the funds it was hoped that the subscriptions would be larger to this deserving charity. Satisfaction was expressed at the manner in which the annual subscribers and others had contributed during the June month. Several people waited on the Board for assistance, and as far as possible it was given. The President also stated that the ex-Secretary, Mr. M. Menser, was still in a very precarious s...