Zionists Are Urged to Bend All Energies for Overcoming the Crisis

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The bending of all energies and the employment of all available talent to overcome the difficult period in Palestine was urged by Dr. Chaim Weizmann after his reelection as president of the World Zionist Organization, in his farewell address to the Congress Sunday afternoon prior to his departure from Basle.

“I hope that it will not take too long a time before the situation will be improved. The first condition, however, that I want to ask you is that you give us a fair chance,” Dr. Weizmann declared, directing his plea to the Palestine labor delegates. “Secondly, the Zionists throughout the world will have to make a maximum of effort with the unemployment situation. My work will begin to-morrow and will end only when the crisis is liquidated. The Executive cxtainly needs internal peace in the Zionist movement. Our task is to prepare for the better day which we, the older generation, may be privileged to see.”

Dr. Weizmann concluded with an impassioned appeal for the cooperation of all Zionist factions to strengthen the foundation for the Jewish National Home.

Before the vote on the £632,000 annual budget, representatives of the oppositional factions which voted against the Executive submitted declarations on the attitude of their parties. Rabbi Meyer Berlin, representing the Mizrachi, Dr. Nahum Goldman representing the Radical Zionists, Meer Grossman on behalf of the Zionist Revisionists, Dr. Chaim Arlasaroff, representing the labor group, and Mr. Supraski representing the Palesutine general Zionists, stated the reason their groups would refrain from voring on the budger Mr. Grossman in his declaration promised loy al cooperation on behalf of the Zionist Revisionists to remore the unemployment. although his group, he stated declines responsibility for the Executive and its methods of work. Rabbi Rertin declared that the Mizrachi will make efforts of its own to safeguard the interests of the religions work in Palestine in view of the ##ment of the allottments for this work in the budget.

Of the £532,000 annual budget, £360,000 were earmarked for the needs of the Hadassah and the American Zion Commonwealth. This called forth the criticism of the Palestine labor representative. Harzfeld. Because of the American Zion Commonwealth the Palestine budget will have to be curtailed, be charged. He was answered by Marrice Samuel of the American Zionist delegation, who stated that the raising of funds in America will be facilitated by the remoral of the debts of the Zion Commonwealth.

Interesting scenes were enacted when some of the labor delegates attemnted to prevent the passage of a resolution protesting against anti-Zionist terror in Sorjet Russia. The resolution was passed with only two delegates dissenting, many of the labor delegates however, wishing to make declarations before the vote. When their recuests for the floor were presented. Miss Szold. who was in the chair, refused to recognize them. The labor delegates then raised a tumultnous protest which was enerageneslly suppressed by Miss Szold The Hebrew command ##beket Lasheret (Quiet Be Sested) of the first woman member of the Zionist Executive had a calming effect upon the excited labor dejegates.

The final moments of the Fifteenth Zionist Congress witnessed a rerival of hope in the dawn of a better day for the Zionist movement. Nahom Sokoow, who delivered the closing address. vojced this sentiment in declaring that a more favorable turn in the relation of the British government toward the Jewish National Homse ideal is ##ble. He also expressed his opinion that there is a possibility of obtaining state lands for Jewish colonization

“Our own work as much as it will grow. will never be sufficient because the building of the national home requires the aid of the mandatory power. This aid is necessary, is valuable and is possible. In the meantime, however. Zionists through out the world must increase their fund raising activity for the Zionist budget proper and for the unemployment fund.” he stated.

Mr. Sokolow warned Zionists not to indulge in too much self criticism and in factional strife. “Zionism is stronger than any bad mood. Those pessimistic Zionists should remember the progress the movement has made since its incention.” he stated.

Mr. Sokolow thanked the Swiss government for its hospitality and Dr. Leo Motzkin for his direction of the Zionist Congress deliberations as its chairman. The delegates were reminded by Sokolow of the twenty-fifth enniversary of the work of the Hebrew poet Schneuer who was accorded a long ovation. The Congress disbauded after the Hatikvah was sung.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

A city-wide effort to bring more Jewish children into the Talmud Torame and other Jewish schools will be made by the Ivriah, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Education Association. Cooperating with Ivriah are {SPAN}##{/SPAN} and Temples as well as other organizations of Jewish women.

A home to home canvas of the Jewish families of each neignborhood is planned. The slogan will be. “Give your child a Jewish education, register him in a Jewish school to-day.”

Simultameous meetings of the fifteen branches of the Ivriah will be held next Monday to inaugurate the campaigm.

Mrs. Joseph Leblang is chairman of the Ivrish.

Principals and teachers of the Talmud Toraks and other Jewish schools of New York met last Friday and adopted plans for a registration drive to be conducted in cooperation with the campaign of Ivriah. The meeting was held at the Broadway Central Hotel under the chairmanship of Israel S. Chipkin. Educational Director of the Association.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenblatt of the ## Israel Symagogue. Trenton, son of Camtor Josef Rosenblatt, has tendered his resignation and will assume his new duties as rabbi of a New York orthodox symagogue late in September.

The resignation of Rabbi Rosenblatt is said to have followed a “split” with the Board of Directors of the Congregation over a change in the synagogue ritual.

Since the opening of the symagogue, last year, services have been strictly ##. The younger element attending services have made frequent requests for liberalizing of the ritual. When asked by the Board of Directors to change the ritual the Rabbi tendered his resignation.

Rabbi Nahum L. Freidless. Cincinnatti was installed as rabbi of Temple Emanuel Roanoke. Va.

BREVITIES

During the month of June 48 Jews entered Brazil, of whom 45 were men, one woman and two children, according to figures made public at Rio de Janeiro. Thirty came from Poland, fourteen from Ro{SPAN}##,{/SPAN} one from Lithuania, one from Germany, one from Austria and one from Czecho-Slovakia.

Registration of all persons in Georgia, with a view to keeping a State record of their racial ### is required by a law passed at the last session of the Georgia Legislature and just signed by Gov. L. G. Hardman. It was stated the bill is intended to prevent the marriage of any white person in the State to one whose blood has Negro strain, and its provisions delay marriages ten days.

Enforcement of the law is placed in the hands of the State health departments vital statistics bureau. It requires that the state health officer prepare printed forms for registration of every citizen “Whereupon shall be given the racial composition of such individuals in so far as obtainable so as to show in what generation such admixture occurred”

The debating team of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, New York. Were victorious over the team representing the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago, in a debate held last Wednesday at the Jewish People’s Institute, Chicago.

Over 1000 persons were present at the debate which was presided over by Rabbi Simon J. Kramer. The team representing the New York Yeshiva argued the affirmative of the resolution. Resolved that the Parochial School system is the sole solution to the problem of the permanency of traditional Judaism in this country.” The New York team consisted of the students Israel H. Weisfeld. William Berman and Morris Max; the students of the Chicago College argued for the negative. They were Rabbi H. Miller, Sol Peariman and Meyer Ostrinsky.

A committee of five judges rendered the decision. Max Shulman and Judge Harry M. Fisher who represented the Chicago College and Fred Bernstein and Dr. A. Levinson representing the New York team and A Paul Halleb composed the Judges Committee.

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