Jerusalem (Aug. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The revenues of the Palestine government for the fiscal year 1926-7 exceeded its expenditures, according to official figures made known to-day.
During the year the receipts of the government amounted to Â£2,390.081 while the expenditures amounted to only Â£2,103,275.
The emigration from the country was larger than the immigration during the month of June. During that month 376 persons arrived, of whom 311 were Jews. Seven hundred and forty-nine emigrated of whom 565 were Jews.
JEWISH EDITORS SAIL FOR ZIONIST CONGRESS
Gedaliah Bublick, editor of the New York Orthodox daily, “Jewish Daily News” sailed on the Rochambeau for Europe.
Mr. Bublick will attend the Zionist Congress as a delegate of the Mizrachi.
A. Rhinewine, editor of the “Toronto Hebrew Journal” sailed for Europe on the Mauretania. Mr. Rhinewine will attend the Zionist Congress as a delegate of the Canadian Zionists.
IRISH TO SEEK U. S. LAW ON SCREEN RIDICULE
A movement to obtain a Federal censorship law to curb motion-picture productions which ridicule men and women of Irish ancesery in this country was started by the American-Irish Vigilance Committee at No. 475 Fifth Avenue. The committee met under the Chairmanship of John T. Kelly.
The action of the Committee followed objection voiced by Irish leaders to the Metro-Goldwyn picture, “The Callahans and the Murphys.”
“In a thoughtful and serious manner, groups of men and women, representing some sixteen Irish-American and Irish organizations, have conferred with leaders of opinion in New York during the last few days with the object of obtaining counsel and assistance toward the withdrawal of motion pictures which many persons insist disregard the nation’s moral standards and ridicule men and women of Irish ancestry in this country,’ a statement issued after the meeting of the committee stated.
Producers declined to withdraw the pictures, and protests to Will H. Hays and others have been unanswered, it stated.
A farewell dinner was tendered to Rabbi Moses Mordecai Epstein, dean of the Rabbinical College in Hebron, Palestine, at the Hotel Astor by the American Committee for the Hebrew Talmudic Academy in Palestine. Rabbi Epstein, who has made a tour of the United States is returning to Palestine on the Aquitania next Wednesday. There were about one hundred guests at the dinner, which was arranged by the committee headed by Harry Schiff.
Among the speakers were Rabbi M. S. Magolies. Israel Rosenberg. S. I. Soloveitchik, Isidore Levenberg, E. Guterman, A. E. Suchatovitz, A. Teitelbaum, Joseph Konvitz. Ephraim Kaplan and Morris Stern, chairman of the American Committee of the Hebrew Talmudic Academy.