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The announcement of the fact that Gilbert Kahn’s son of Otto H. Kahn, who married a Catholic girl the other day, is a Protestant, has brought out a few words of comment from B. Rozman, in the “Forward” of Nov. 22.

“It seems that Otto H. Kahn’s son has an in born predilection for ‘light’ things. He likes ‘light music and he likes ‘light’ beliefs. The Protestant belief is much ‘lighter’ than the Jewish. From business point of view, too, it can be seen that it is better to be a Protestant than a Jew. At least it is one way of evading the wrath of the Klan. But how surprising it is to learn that Gilbert Kahn is planning to become a Catholic!.

“Maybe Kahn wants to revenge himself on the Klan for some reason and has decided to spite it doubly: a Kahn and a Catholic. This would be original indeed!”

MR. MARSHALL AND THE JEWISH AGENCY

The “Daily Jewish Courier” of Chicago sees the solution in the near future of the Jewish Agency problem in consequence of the favorable attitude adopted in this matter by Mr. Louis Marshall, the leader of the American Jewish Committee. In its issue of Nov. 20, the “Courier” writes:

“It is refreshing to see a man of the position and influence of Mr. Marshall discussing the subject of the Jewish Agency before the annual meeting of the American Jewish Committee. Mr. Mar-shall is a very serious-minded man and a very serious-minded Jew. Whatever he does, as a man and as a Jew, he does thoroughly and conscientiously. We are confident that within a very reasonable time the problem of the Jewish Agency will be solved as far as the American Jews are concerned.”

THE “KOSHER LAW” ON TRIAL

An editorial in the “Day” of Nov. 22 comments as follows on the Kosher law case which is now before the United States Supreme Court:

“On the request of orthodox Jews a law was enacted prohibiting the sale of supposedly Kosher meat which in reality is not Kosher, this being a fraud and a transgression of Jewish religion. This law is now being attacked by meat dealers, Jewish and non-Jewish, who desire to have the liberty to do as they please in the matter of selling Kosher meat.

“No doubt the U.S. Supreme Court judges will realize that this is a matter which involves the religious convictions of millions of citizens and that those who are attempting to have the Kosher law repealed are actuated by the purpose of giving those of the meat dealers and restaurant owners that are unscrupulous enough the opportunity to evade the law.”

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