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The Late Martin Glyn, Former Governor of New York-an Appreciation

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Martin Glyn was an American in a very high sense of the term. He was a public servant of gifts and a publicist of rare power. As a publicist he excelled alike in writing and in public speech. His attitude to the problems in the life of Israel is a test of his quality. I have observed for many years that Governor Glyn acted finely and understandingly whenever he dealt with Jewish questions. He did not discuss Zionism as if it were some fugitive panacea of unseasoned philanthropists. He encompassed the vision and statesmanship that lay back of it. No man spoke out more truly and generously at the time when the Protocols were published in America,-largely at the instigation of the gentleman who has recently acted as intermediary between the Grand Duchess Cyril and the Monday Opera Club. We of the House of Israel forgive them that wrong us. It is truly our metier as Heine believed it to be the metier of God. We are mindful of the friendship of those who stand up and stand out as defenders of the Jew,-because they are men of truth, men of honor and men of chivalry. Mr. Glyn was such a man. The memory of this righteous American leader be blest!

S. S. W.

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