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Jewish Section in Polish Free Thinkers Society is Formed; Laborites Refuse

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A Jewish section in the Society of Polish Free Thinkers was established here.

The Society invited the representatives of the Jewish labor parties, Bund and the Left Poale Zion, as well as the Jewish Communists, to establish the Jewish Free Thinkers’ Section. The Jewish members of the society would be urged to leave the Kehillah. The Bund and Poale Zion have not agreed to join the section.

At a conference of representatives of the Jewish Trade Unions and agricultural workers, a resolution of protest was adopted against the persecution of the Left Poale Zion in Russia.

A relief committee, under the auspices of the Left Poale Zion, was founded here to aid the unemployed in Palestine. March was declared the campaign month for this purpose.

COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR

Sir:

In the Digest column of your February 10th issue you reprinted comments made by Charles Joseph on a letter written by Father Francis P. Duffy in the “New York Times” criticizing me for certain remarks attributed to me on the Mexican situation. On the day following, the “Times” published a letter from me correcting Father Duffy and on January 26th the “New York Times” carried an apology from Father Duffy to me, in which he stated:

“I have done Dr. Landman an injustice and a service. For the injustice I offer my apologies. For the service I know I have his thanks. The injustice lay in taking a brief interview as expressive of his full mind on the problems at issue; the favor in presenting him with an opportunity of making a more adequate statement of his views.

“The real source of the Catholic grievance is that we look on the Herring missions as an elaborate frame-up. We consider Dr. Herring as a red-herring, to be drawn across the scent of the American public to divert it from the quarry.

“I am very glad to dissociate Dr. Landman from this suspicion. I hail him as a real liberal all across the board, and I hereby empower him to enlist me in any fight for human liberty that gains his support.”

I trust you will give this letter space in your columns.

RABBI ISAAC LANDMAN, Editor, “American Hebrew.” Feb. 21, New York, N. Y.

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