Orthodox Rabbis Insist–on First Resolution, Plan Further Action in Wise Controversy
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Orthodox Rabbis Insist–on First Resolution, Plan Further Action in Wise Controversy

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The Executive Committee of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis met Tuesday afternoon to consider its attitude in the Wise controversy, following the refusal of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Appeal to accept his resignation. The meeting which took place under the chairmanship of Rabbi M. Z. Margolis, honorary president of the Union, and Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, chairman of the praesidium, lasted for six hours. About 50 rabbis from Greater New York and vicinity were present. It was reported that the Executive Committee, which passed the first resolution of protest against Dr. Wise, decided to stand by that resolution. The committee also decided to call a special conference of the Orthodox Rabbis throughout the country to consider further action.

Mr. Gedaliah Bublick, editor of the “Jewish Daily News” and member of the Administrative Committee of the Zionist Organization of America, who led the Orthodox minority opposition at the meeting of the Executive Committee, announced his resignation from the Zionist Executive, in a letter addressed to Mr. Louis Lipsky, chairman of the organization.

“The fight which I conducted alone against the National Administrative Committee and against the entire National Executive, which stood 70 strong against me, has convinced me that a man of my convictions cannot find what his soul seeks in Zionism in the Administrative Committee and the National Executive of the Zionist Organization of America. The vote not to accept the resignation of Dr. Wise has deeply stirred me as a Jew who believes that Judaism and Zionism are closely connected and has made it impossible for me to continue my work within your ranks,” Mr. Bublick wrote.

Louis S. Stroock, who died on March 28 last left an estate praised yesterday at $1,004,012. The will provided bests to sixty charitable institutions and gave $5,000 each the Federation for the Support of Jewish ###anthropic societies, Montefiore Home, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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