Wailing Wall Jewry’s Soul, Hebrew University Its Mind, Rabbi Silverman Declares

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Dr. Samuel Schulman, Rabbi of Temple Beth-El, New York, and one of the leading non-Zionists in the United States, arrived here.

When interviewed by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dr. Schulman stated that he had come to Palestine prepared to see and judge everything on its own merits.

“I have come with an entirely open mind,” he said. “During my five weeks’ stay, three weeks of which I shall spend in Jerusalem, I shall take the opportunity of examining everything. Naturally, I shall report on what I have seen when I return, to New York.”

Rabbi Schulman, who is accompanied by Mrs. Schulman, stated that although he had not done extensive sightseeing, he had visited two outstanding places–The Wailing Wall and the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.

“I was profoundly impressed at the Wailing Wall,” he declared. “Not, you must understand, by the fringe of superstition that surrounds it, but by the mere fact of its existence. Its very simplicity struck me to the core.

“And then I visited the Hebrew University. I do not wonder that the Zionist Organization was able to ‘stage’ the dedication exercises of the University so brilliantly. The setting is one that well deserves its repute.”

Dr. Schulman declared that with the Wailing Wall as the soul of Jewry, the Hebrew University could very well be called its mind.

Denial that a reconciliation between Clarence H. Mackay and his daughter, Ellin, now Mrs. Irving Berlin, had been brought about was made by William J. Deegan, secretary to Mr. Mackay. A reconciliation is not being considered in any form by her father, despite a rumor that reconciliation had been brought about by Mrs. Kenneth O’Brian, sister of Mrs. Berlin, and Mrs. James A. Stillman, the authorized statement declared.

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