Daily Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

The “Christian Science Monitor” of Nov. 25 comments on a speech delivered recently by Erik Kolban, chief of the minorities section of the League of Nations, on the subject of the minorities, whom the League has undertaken to protect against injustices by governments in the Balkan states and in Eastern Europe. The editorial of the “Monitor” says:

“The world has had a distinct impression that minorities are complaining of the treatment to which they are subjected in various countries; but it has been generally believed that the area of discontent, and consequent danger of violent protest, has been limited to the Balkans. Some light was cast recently upon the significance of the information supplied by Mr. Kolban by the observations of a Zionist agent, who informed a representative of the ‘Monitor’ in a remote capital of eastern Europe that the discontent of some minorities in the Balkan region are duplicated in almost every detail in countries remote from the Balkans.

“Mr. Kolban pointed out in his address that the rights of protecting various minorities, formerly vested in individual powers, have been transferred by treaties to the League of Nations, and that the League is prepared to act energetically in behalf of these minorities, now legally placed under its protection, whenever circumstances should require such action.”

RIDICULES “KHAZAR” THEORY

The theory, now revived by Dean Inge of England, that the Jews of Eastern Europe are not the descendants of Abraham, but of the Khazars and have, therefore, nothing in common with the Jews of the western countries is an outrageous lie, says the “Day” editorially on Nov. 29.

“This theory is unfounded and cannot be proven with any facts. It has been invented in order to insult the Jews and to ease the conscience of the anti-Semites. It is not so nice to persecute the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, of those who gave the world the Bible, etc. But the descendants of the Khazars-well, one need not be too scrupulous with them”, says the “Day”.

“It is a noteworthy and comical fact that those who are shouting most loudly that we are descendants of the Khazars, accuse us of being dishonest in business and that Jewish deceit originates from Jacob who cheated Isaac into giving him Essau’s blessing. When it comes to beating us we are true children of Israel.”

THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE “DAY”

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the “Day”, celebrated a week ago, the “Jewish Daily Courier” of Chicago says:

“The ‘Day’ is unquestionably the best Yiddish daily paper in this country, counting among its contributors some of the leading Jewish journalists in the world. Its 10th anniversary is like-wise a happy occasion for Jewish literature.”

PRAISES THE “DAY”

The “Hebrew Journal” of Toronto also speaks in high praise of the “Day”. In its issue of Nov. 25 the “Hebrew Journal” remarks:

“From the very moment of its inception, ten years ago, the ‘Day’ proved to be larger, more versatile and interesting than any other Yiddish paper. The editors of the ‘Day’ can look back with just pride on the ten years’ services which their paper has given the Jewish public.”

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