(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
## eral of the countries enlarged by the treaty of Versailles. In some of these communities to be a Presbyterian means to be an object of national distrust, since the existence of Presbyterians mars the perfect unity which is the nation’s ideal, one religion, one race, one citizenship. In that sense Jew and Presbyterian are both nonconformists and pay a common price for their non-conformity. But the Jew suffers more particularly because his non-conformity is so comprehensive and so stubborn. He persists not only as a distinctive racial and religious group but also in a unique sense as a distinctive cultural group which to some extent transcends the nation.”The logic of the one hundred percent. nationalist is the same the world over with reference to a minority group which remains unassimilable. The Jew cannot be assimilated, therefore he must be hated.
“The logic of any Christian worthy of his name is: The Jew cannot be assimilated, therefore I must learn to understand him, to appreciate his merits and by irresistable good-will to establish a basis of mutual trust and confidence with him. In an atmosphere of mutual trust desirable qualities tend to thrive while objectionable qualities tend to disappear.
“In spite of distrust, hatred and fear the extent to which modern Europe is indebted to the Jews is irrefutable evidence of the vitality and creatve genius of that race. Their contribution in the last century to art and music and the sciences has been perfectly enormous and is out of all proportion to their number or to the opportunities to which they have had access. Hatred and contempt is a poor return for such services.”
The paper quotes a resolution adopted at the World Conference of Protestant Missionary Council urging “repentence for prejudice and persecution.” Dr. John R. Mott, of New York City, head af the International Missionary Council, is chairman of the World’s Student Christian Federation.
Among the subjects dealt with in the issue of “The Student World” are “Some Problems of Jewish-Christian.Relations” by Basil Mathews, “The American Jew,” by Bruno Lasker; “Are Jews Desirable Citizens?” by Oscar Schmitz; “The Zionist Movement,” by Paul Goodman; “Palestine; An Outsider’s Point of View,” by S. H. Semple; “The Hebrew University” by S. Ginzberg; “The Jewish Farm Colonies in Russia,” by Anna Louise Strong; two articles on anti-Semitism by J. A. C. MacKellar and Hubert Pollack; “The War Against the Jewish Student,” by Israel Cohen; “Some Causes of anti-Jewish sentiment in Eastern Europe,” “Jews and the League of Nations,” by M. Kahany.
Thirteen Jewish students were among the 290 named in the honor list for freshmen, sophomore and junior classes at Princeton University.
The National Council of Jewish Women was represented at the Conference of the World Federation of Educational Associations which met in Toronto. Its delegates were Mrs. Julius Eisman of Toronto and Mrs. A. I. Willinsky, president of the Toronto Council Section.
Miss Cecilia Razovsky, Secretary of the Council’s Department of Immigrant Education, addressed the Conference on Adult Education held under the auspices of the Summer School of Columbia University and New York University.
Announcement has just meen made of the amalgamation of two of Chicago’s south side congregations. Rabbi Morris Teller will be the spiritual leader of the unified congre.
A biography of the late Levy Mayer, prominent Chicago attorney has just been issued by the Yale University Press. The biography was written by
Over $7,110 in redemption of pledges to the United Palestine Appeal, was obtained in the Northern New Jersey Region of the Appeal during the month of July. During June the sum of $24,676 was collected, making a total of $31,786. Since October 1 last, the Northern New Jersey Region has remitted to New York headquarters the sum of $96,582 in collections. Aaron Levinstone, of Newark, is chairman of the region and S. B. Levinson, director.