Jerusalem (Aug. 8)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The “Falastin,” the organ of the Palestine Arab Executive, continues to report on the negotiations said to have been conducted between Palestine government representatives and the Arab parties for the creation of a Palestine parliament.
The government representative, the “Falastin” states, said that the Senate or Upper Chamber should be composed half of British officials and the other half of notables appointed by the Government. Other notables would be invited to act in an advisory capacity.
Lord Plumer, the paper adds, has been consulted concerning the proposals made on both sides, and if they are approved they will be passed on to the Colonial Office in London.
DATES FOR HIGH HOLIDAY SEASON EARLY THIS YEAR
The Jewish holiday season begins somewhat earlier this year than other years. The first holy day is the New Year, or Rosh Hashonah, which occurs this year on the 9th and 10th of September.
The Jewish year beginning with this New Year’s Day will be known as the year 5687.
The Day of Atonement falls this year on Saturday, September 18. The Feast of Tabernacles, Succoth, will be celebrated on Wednesday evening, September 22 and Thursday, September 23, and continues for eight days.
The second days of Rosh Hashonah and Succoth are observed by Orthodox Jews, while Reform congregations observe only the first day.
The new synagogue of the Congregation Agudath Achim, Dallas, Texas, was dedicated last Sunday. J. Helman is president of the congregation and its rabbi is Jonathan Abram owitz.
The Jewish community of Jacksonville, Fla., has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 for the erection of a community center.
Ten thousand dollars was fixed as the annual budget of the Hebrew school of that city.
The cornerstone of the new edifice of the Tifereth Israel Congregation, Columbus, Ohio, was laid. Ben. F. Levinson, chairman, Rabbi Jacob Klein, Leon Nason, president of the congregation, James W. Huffman, representing Governor Donahey, Scott Wehe, acting mayor of Columbus, were among the speakers.