Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

[The purpose of the Digest is informative. Preference is given to papers not generally accessible to our readers. Quotation does not indicate approval.--Editor.]

The appeal made by the “Literary Digest” to its readers in behalf of the suffering Jews of Eastern Europe, and its own contribution of $5,000 for the relief fund, is lauded by the “American Hebrew” of Dec. 17.

“The substantial character of the ‘Digest’ clientele assures a generous response commensurate with its past record in similar undertakings. But, as with the American Christian Fund itself,” the “American Hebrew” declares, “finer results than the mere collecting of money will accrue from this appeal. Countless Christians will be made aware of the destitution under which East-European Jews are struggling to overcome an economic plight not of their own making. They will learn about Jewish efforts to save these hapless millions of people. They will contribute and experience the vital throb of that fellowship which overleaps bounds of creed.”

The Houston (Texas) “Chronicle,” in referring to the “Literary Digest” editorial, makes a stirring appeal to its own readers to contribute to the Jewish relief fund. The paper writes:

“Many thousands of readers of ‘The Chronicle’ are looking forward with joyous anticipation to the coming of the holiest of all festival days. They will spend for and give to others, and if each one will devote a tithe of that which he or she proposes to spend to the cause of relief of the suffering Jews, divine benediction will rest upon the gift.

“The Literary Digest did not content itself with presenting a heart-moving appeal to its millions of readers, but, before that appeal appeared in print, $5,000 of its money had been delivered to the committee for the relief of the destitute Jews in Eastern Europe.

“How many ‘Chronicle’ readers will follow promptly that splendid example?

“He gives twice who gives quickly, and let no man or woman hold back because he or she can give but little, but let it be remembered that two mites — less than 2 cents–won for a widow an immortal eulogy.

“Let the response to the earnest and pathetic appeal be as prompt and generous as the need is urgent.”

FAVORS CONGRESS INQUIRY ON FORD

The belief that now that Henry Ford has made a definite charge, accusing the Federal Reserve System of being under the control of the “international Jew,” he should be forced to show the sources of his information, as demanded by the resolution of Congressman Bloom, is expressed by the “Day”. Says the paper:

“Ford cannot extricate himself from the situation now by saying that the U. S. Congress has no connection with his attacks against the Jews. The Congress has a great deal to do with this matter. Ford has made the definite statement that the Federal Reserve System is under Jewish influence. The Federal Reserve System was created and is being conducted under the auspices of the Congress.”

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