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Louis Marshall Attacks Jewish “intellectuals”

A warning against the “so-called Jewish intellectuals” was sounded by Louis Marshall, in an address he delivered at the annual convention dinner of the New York Branch, United Synagogue of America and the New York City Branch Women’s League, Sunday night. Referring to the recent addresses made at the Inter-Collegiate Menorah Association Conference, Mr. Marshall said the “so-called Jewish intellectuals” through their activities are attempting to destroy Jewish solidarity and ideals.

He called the attention of the delegates, representing seventy-five synagogues, to the recent utterances of “the self-styled intellectuals who advocated the removal of rabbis from the synagogues,” and said these sentiments were wrongs perpetrated on the Jews of this country.

“They have no conception of the ideals of Judaism,” said Mr. Marshall. “We can regard it as a piece of impudence for these men to have spoken as they did. The so-called intellectuals don’t know what Judaism stands for.”