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Outlets for Ideals

Rabbi Joseph Zeitlin, Temple Ansche Chesed, West End Avenue at One Hundredth street:

“From this immemorial each generation seemed to find fault with youth. We have often heard of the irresponsibility of the young man and young woman who are not in the least bit concerned about the serious aspects of life. Old age has been set up as an ideal. The mature man and woman are interested in humanity. However, when we remove prejudices, it is amazing to find how much good has been done by youth. There are groups of young men and women who are interested in the Federated Charities, in peace movements, in welfare work, in United Synagogues and other deeply spiritual projects. Let us not forget that essentially the young are idealistic, but what they demand is the opportunity to express that idealism. This is the challenge for modern society.”