Leaves for Crimea to Investigate New Land for Jewish Colonization
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Leaves for Crimea to Investigate New Land for Jewish Colonization

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

J. Golde, member of the praesidium of the Comzet, governmental department for Jewish land settlement, will leave for Crimea to survey the 109,000 hectares newly attotted for Jewish settlement there.

In an interview with the representative of the Jewish Teiegraphic Agency Mr. Golde expressed the opinion that the undertaking would be difficult because little of the land allotted is fertile. However, good results will be possible through intensive cultivation.

A large fertile area in the vicinity of Simferopol, given three years ago for the settlement of Tartars and never used by them although they opposed Jewish settlement there, will now be sought for Jewish settlement. An effort will also be made to settle Jewish colonists on areas between the present Jewish colonies to solidify the Jewish territory in the Crimea, Mr. Golde stated.

Although the Comzet is making the survey, the settlement work will be conducted by the Agrojoint, the agency of the Joint Distribution Committee. The Comzet will concentrate its settlement activities in Bira-Bidzhin, he added.


Sender Isak Horowitz, who was arrested on a charge of attempting to smuggle jewlery into the United States when he arrived on the steamer IsIe de France on Tuesday, is not a rabbi, as he described himself, declares a statement issued by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

In the statement Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, President of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, declared that Horowitz has no right to call himself a rabbi. At one time he was a solicitor for a charitable institution, Rabbi Rosenberg stated, and in this capacity he had used a clergy ticket.

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