Jerusalem (Feb. 28)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The area in the neighborhood of the Allenby Bridge was flooded when the waters of the Jordan rose. All traffic across the Jordan in this vicinity has stopped.
REFORM RABBI IN ST. LOUIS INTRODUCES CONFESSIONAL FOR HIS CONGREGATION
Rabbi Samuel Thurman of the United Hebrew Temple of St. Louis, Mo., has announced that personal confession will become a part of his synagogue activity an Associated Press despatch from St. Louis states.
Rabbi Thurman stated his intention of setting definite hours during the week for those “who desire to avail themselves of the opportunity to unburden themselves either of their sins or their troubles.”
“If they seek for advice we shall try to give it to them.” the rabbi said. “If they only mean to make a declaration of sins committed and a desire to repent, they shall have the opportunity to do so with all the fulness and sincerity of their hearts.
“Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick’s recent appeal to reinstate the confessional in the Protestant Church is a good sign that the Church, through its real leaders, is awakening to the responsibility which it owes to society at large and to the individual,” Rabbi Thurman stated.
SISTERHOODS ESTABLISH ISAAC MAYER WISE MEMORIAL FUND
The Isaac Mayer Wise Sisterhood Memorial Collection Fund for the maintenance of Hebrew Union College has been established under the leadership of Mrs. Josiah Cohen. Funds are being sought in the form of annual memberships from the Sisterhood members. The contributions, Mrs. Cohen announced, are voluntary, and each member of every Sisterhood is being asked to make an annual donation of $1 or more.
This project was brought into being by a resolution presented by Mrs. Cohen at the recent annual convention of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods in Cleveland.