Washington (Sep. 13)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
Herbert Hoover, Republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States, issued a Rosh Hashanah message through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in which the philanthropic work of American Jews for relief during and since the World War and their participation in the rebuilding of Palestine were highly commended. The message read:
“On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I wish to express my profound admiration for the fine pubic spirit and high ideals of my fellow citizens of the Jewish faith. I have had numerous opportunities to observe their wholehearted devotion to American ideals and institutions and their extraordinary generosity in all charitable, humanitarian relief and reconstruction efforts. Their cooperation with the American Relief Association, individually and especially through the Joint Distribution Committee, constitutes a contribution of which any nations may justly be proud.
“I have also watched with keen interest and sympathy the splendid work for the upbuilding of Palestine, in which so many American Jews take an important part, in behalf of their less fortunate brethren abroad. It is a historic task that the Jewish people is meeting with unexampled perseverance, sacrifice and hard work. The Holy Land, desolate and neglected for centuries, is being rebuilt not only as an inspiring spiritual center, but also as a habitable and peaceful land that will in the near future harbor a larger population with increased opportunities for prosperity among the farmers, the industrialists, the laborers and the scholars.
“The reports of my representatives in the Department of Commerce indicate that unmistakable progress has already been made in a very short time and that, notwithstanding all hardships and handicaps, the task of regenerating the Holy Land will be successfully fulfilled, for the good of all the inhabitants of the land of the Bible.”