The reorganization of the defunct “Kehillah” of New York, according to a resolution adopted at a conference of Jewish organizations called together by the American Jewish Congress, would be a waste of energy, in the opinion of Mr. J. Fishman, who writes on the subject in the “Jewish Morning Journal” of Nov. 17.
“It must be born in mind that when it comes to charity New York has its Federation, and as regards religion, neither the orthodox nor the reform elements will permit themselves to be led by few individuals who are active in the American Jewish Congress.
“Excluding charity and religion what is a ‘Kehillah’ for ‘ needed for? Of course we could have a ‘Kehillah’ for ‘resolutions’, but it is not worth our while to waste our efforts to create an organization for such a purpose.”
BLAMES JEWISH MASSES
Dr. K. Fornberg states his opinion, in an article which appears in the “Day” of Nov. 17, that the Jewish millionaires are not the only ones to be blamed for the failure of the “Ort” to collect up to date even half of the sum it set out to secure in this country for its work of reconstructing the Jewries of eastern Europe.
“The truth must be said,” writes Dr. Fornberg. “If the Jewish millionaires deserve to be criticized for remaining indifferent to the conditions which pervail among the Jewries of Eastern Europe, the masses, the so-called “democracy”, together with their leaders and spokesmen, deserve not only criticism but chastisement. What has become of the feeling, well-meaning, conscious Jewish masses in America?
“A dreadful apathy and callousness toward Jewish matters prevails in every class of American Jewry, from the wealthy element to the broad masses. This is an actual national disease, an epidemic which spares no class nor element of our people. It is well to take notice of this.”
CALLS FORD “INTERNATIONAL WELL-POISONER”
“The Day” (Nov. 17) after asserting editorially that there are numerous evidences to prove that Henry Ford was directly or indirectly associated with the Mantchu murder in Roumania, the “Awakening Magyars” movement in Hungary, the Hitler organization in Bavaria and the Rosenbluth case in the United States, says:
“If Ford were a poor man he would have been made harmless long ago, but being a multi-millionaire he is allowed to pursue with impunity his activities as an international well-poisoner and inciter to pogroms. Ford is a blotch of disgrace on the name of America today.”