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Passover Holiday Begins at Sundown, April Fourth

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The celebration of Passover will begin at sundown on Wednesday, April 4.

The Passover holiday will be made the occasion for a nation-wide effort to increase the funds of the United Palestine Appeal, the American fund-raising agency for the upbuilding of Palestine, through appeals in a majority of the synagogues in the country, according to a statement issued by Judge William M. Lewis, national chairman of the United Palestine Apeal.

In a message issued by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the Zionist leader declares.

“Throughout the world Jews are joining in an effort at national liberation; they aspire to a Jewish center which will enhance the prestige of the people and enrich the happiness of numberless individuals. In order that this goal may be realized every Jew must assume a part of the burden involved.

“The Passover offers me my first public opportunity to issue an appeal on behalf of Palestine, from which I have but recently returned, and where this year’s celebration of the Passover is a hymn of gratitude to those Jews outside of Palestine who have aided in the rebuilding of Palestine but also an appeal to those same Jews to continue and to enlarge the support which they have been giving.”

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