Daily Digest of World Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

The “Jewish Daily Eagle” of Montreal, Canada, speaking editorially about the new cabinet in England, says (issue of Nov. 10):

“The composition of the new government in England shows once again that England has every intention to fulfill her pledges of helping the Jews to establish a Jewish Homeland in Palestine. The cabinet has such friends of Zienism as Colonial Secretary Amory and his Under Secretary Armsby-Gore. England will not go back on the Balfour Declaration. If the Palestine work fails or is delayed unduly it will be solely the fault of the Jews themselves for not furnishing enough money for the purpose of reconstructing Palestine.”

RIDICULES CLAUDE MONTEFIORE’S PLAN

“Mr. Claude Montefiore, the leader of Reform Judaism in England has come out with a plan for reconciling Judaism and Christianity”, writes Dr. S. M. Melamed in the “Jewish Daily Courier” of Chicago (Nov. 10). “Mr. Montefiore is under the wrong impression in thinking that Judaism and Christianity can be brought together. Judaism is monotheistic, whereas Christianity is politheistic-three are not one. But Montefiore with his crooked logic wants to prove that 3 is 1 and 1 is 3.

“The whole scheme of reconciling Judaism and Christianity at a conference is insane. At a conference one can straighten out differences in politics or business. but not religious differences which are nineteen centuries old.”

JEWS CANNOT AVAIL THEMSELVES OF MEXICAN OFFER

Commenting on the renewed invitation for Jewish immigration to Mexico extended recently in his New York speech by President-elect of Mexico Plutarco Elias Calles. Mr. B. Rozman writing in the “Forward”, says:

“The Mexican president certainly deserves the thanks of the Jews for his friendship to them. But the question is: Can the Jews avail themselves of Calles’ generosity?

“Mexico is an agricultural country and is not in need of Jewish peddlers, tradesmen or artisans. On the other hand, to bring Jews there and settle them on land would be an extremely costly proposition, and, at any rate, would make a mass-immigration impossible.”

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