Fear of Demonstration Caused Rabbi’s Absence from Hungarian Senate
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Fear of Demonstration Caused Rabbi’s Absence from Hungarian Senate

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Chief Rabbi Koppel Reich, the oldest member of the newly-created Upper Chamber, who, according to the constitution should by reason of his seniority have opened the sitting of the Chamber did not attend the opening session, excusing himself on the ground of illness. It was expected that Chief Rabbi Reich would take this course in order to avoid any demonstrations which might result from the fact that the meeting of the Senate had been opened by a Jewish representative. The session was opened by M. Sugen Berzelli.

Special services were held in the various churches and synagogues to invoke blessing on the work of the Parliament. Dr. Alexander Lederer, the President of the Budapest Jewish Community, and all the members of the Board of the Community were present at the service which was held at the synagogue in the Bohany Street. Dr. Samuel Glueckstal and M. Eugen Vida, members of the Upper Chamber were present. Chief Rabbi Simon Hevesi delivered the sermon.

A service was also held by the Budapest Orthodox Jewish Community, Rabbi Sussmann conducting the service. The President of the Community. M. Abraham von Freudiger, was present.


Otto H. Kahn, Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera Company, the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” is informed, will give a luncheon to a small group of friends of the Hebrew theatre movement in behalf of the Habima Players at his home this Sunday.

Mr. Kahn is giving this luncheon in cooperation with Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, in order to discuss steps to be taken for perpetuating the Habima organization to the end that they may realize their aim of establishing a Hebrew theatre movement in Palestine, where the Habima will permanently locate.

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