Agudah Voices Gratitude for Segregation Clause

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

A resolution of thanks for the opportumty afforded the Agudath Israel, under the recently promulgated Palestine Communities Ordinance to form a separate community was forwarded to Acting High Commissioner Symes and the Colonial Office in London. The resolation read:

“We have the honor to submit the following resolution carried at a meeting of the members of the Agudath Israel Community which was held on the 30th July in the great Synagogue. Mea Shearim. Jerusalem at which the question of the Communities Ordinance and the draft Regulations made thereunder were considered.

“The thousands of Jews present express their gratitude to the Government for having given them the opportunity of segregating themselves from the new Jewish Community, and undertakes hereby to leave henceforth that Community which shall be organized according to the Jewish Community Regulations.

“The thousands of Jews present beg the Government to grant the members of the Agudath Israel Community the possibility of organizing themselves into a separate Community in accordance with the basic principles of their religion.

“This meeting requests the Agudath Israel and the Vaad Hair Ashkenasi to submit this resolution to His Excellency the High Commissioner and the Colonial Office.”

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