Jewish Soldiers and Sailors Get High Holiday Furloughs

In response to the request of the Jewish Welfare Board the Secretary of War has issued instructions to the Army, and the Acting Chief of the Bureau of Navigation has issued instructions to the Navy, to the effect that Jewish men in the service be granted furloughs wherever possible to enable them to observe Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur.

The U.S. War Veterans’ Bureau will also issue a circular letter, granting leave to those men whose physical condition permits, to go home. For men who will not be able to leave their posts the board has made arrangements for hospitality including meals and lodging in communities adjacent to the camps and hospitals, and for attendance at religious services. Arrangements for the observance of the High Holy Days have already been made for the men in the outlying stations comprising Chia, Manila, Hawaii, Panama and Haiti, by the representatives of the board.

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