Union of Roumanian Jews Urges Jewish Population to Vote for Liberal Party

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Freedom of elections is guaranteed in a manifesto issued by the government. The manifesto declares that all attempts to create disorders will be suppressed.

The King recommended to the Cabinet that it adopt a conciliatory attitude toward all citizens. Local authorities have issued orders preventing any insult to religious or national feeling during the campaign.

The election block of the Union of Roumanian Jews and the Liberal Party has been finally concluded. The joint list includes Dr. William Filderman as candidate for parliament, and Horia Carps, well known journalist, for the Senate.

The Zionists in Bessarabia have concluded an agreement with the peasants party for mutual support in the elections. In the district of Kishineff, the Zionists have nominated Meyer Ebner and the attorney, M. Landau.

The Union of Roumanian Jews urged the Jewish population in Roumania to vote in the forthcoming elections for the Liberal Party. This was made known in a statement issued by the Union, according to information received by the Roumanian Consulate in New York from the Rader Telegraphic Agency. The report issued by the Roumanian Consulate quotes the statement of the Union as follows:

“Considering, the wish expressed by His Majesty, the King, that the country should be governed in a spirit of conciliation towards all those who inhabit it and who have linked with it their destiny, the Union of Roumanian Jews is fully confident of the realization of the King’s wishes by the National Liberal Party called to power in order to give a solution to the difficult problem of consolidation.

“Having in view that other democratic parties and political groups have joined the Liberal Party in the fulfillment of this task, and considering that the Union of Roumanian Jews is pursuing the solution of the problems of the cults and schools inasmuch as it is not countrary to the work of consolidation and safety being carried on in the country in which our ancestors, fathers and sons have sanctified the soil with their blood in three wars: considering also that our request has found an echo with all the governments and that various Royal Messages promise a solution: considering also that the National Liberal Party disapprove of an agitation destined to foster discord between citizens of the same country and that they have promised to solve the problem which interests us within the provisions of the existing laws and in full accord with the higher interests of the state. the Union of Roumanian Jews invite the Jewish population to vote the Liberal Party list in the forthcoming elections.”

According to cable despatches recently received by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Union of Roumanian Jews concluded the agreement with the Liberal Party for cooperation between the two parties in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, whereby the Liberal Party undertakes to advocate through its representatives in the Roumanian parliament, the promulgation of laws concerning the organization of Kehillahs throughout Roumania, to support the demand of the Jewish leaders that Jewish schools be granted public rights, that the government make allotments to subsidize the Kehillahs and the schools and that the party will combat the anti-Semitic movement.

Under the agreement, the Union of Roumanian Jews will be given five seats in the Chamber and two in the Senate.

Impressive ceremonies marked the dedication of the new synagogue. Congregation Degel Massai Ephraim, at No. 2310 Cortelyou Road. Brooklyn, on Sunday.

Federal Judge Grover M. Moskowitz was the principal speaker at the exercises.

The other speakers were Judge Jacob S.Strahl, Rabbi Joseph Kovintz, of Newark. N. J. Rabbi S. Rabinowitz. Rabbi Joseph Miller, Benjamin Green’span. Dr. G. J. Bacarat, Isaac Allen and Cantor B. Fox.

Samuel L. Schul is president of the congregation.

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