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An editorial in the “Jewish Morning Journal” of Nov. 25 deals with the rumors coming here from Moscow about the discord between Trotsky and the other leaders of the Soviet government, which have aroused in the hearts of many Jews an anxiety lest a possible change of government in Russia may bring about renewed pogroms on the Russian Jews.

“The danger of pogroms in Russia owing to a change of government is greatly diminished today as compared with several years ago”, says the “Morning Journal”.

“If the prophecy that the Soviet power will survive ten years, that is, three years more, will be realized, the transition to a new form of government will be more natural, accompanied by less bloodshed and cruelty and the Jews will probably go through it unscathed.”

JEWISH CHILDREN SEGREGATED WITH NEGROES IN MICHIGAN SCHOOLS

Mr. Mordecai Katz, writing in the “Jewish Daily News”, commends the National Council of Jewish Women for its decision to protest against the action of the authorities at Canton Harbor, Michigan, in segregating the Jewish school children in separate classes together with the Negroes. Says Mr. Katz:

“It is below the dignity of the ‘nordics’ of Michigan, the descendants of the criminals and sea pirates whom England banished to that state, to have their children sit in the same room with the children of those who gave the Bible to the world.

“This cannot be allowed to pass in silence. It is gratifying to know that action against this insolent bit of anti-Semitism has been undertaken by that noble organization, the National Council of Jewish Women.”

JEWISH CONSERVATORY IN JERUSALEM

The erection of a Jewish conservatory in Jerusalem, for which a movement is now going on in the United States and Canada, will at last free the Jew from the anomaly of having his musical genius attributed to the nations among whom he lives, but never to his own nation, in the opinion of the “Jewish Daily Eagle” of Canada, expressed in a recent editorial.

“No memorial to the Jewish heroes could be more appropriate than a musical conservatory in Jerusalem. Just as the Jewish soldiers fought on all battlefields and sacrificed themselves for other nations, so the Jewish musical genius creates for other people and is never considered as a Jew nor is credit for his genius given to the Jewish people. Therefore we need a conservatory in Jerusalem to develop Jewish musicians who will be known not as Russians or Germans or Frenchmen but as Jews,” says the “Daily Eagle”.

THE KOSHER LAW

The Kosher Law, which is now before the United States Supreme Court, has two phases, according to the “Jewish Daily News”, which says editorially, in its issue of Nov. 25:

“From the national-religious point, the observance of the Kosher precept is the cornerstone of everything that is called Jewish life. Without this Jewish life becomes impossible. From the external, the legal point of view, it is a question of protection against swindlers, unscrupulous dealers who would sell supposedly Kosher products which in reality are not Kosher.”

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