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Protests Delay in Retrial of Russian Anti-semites

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

A protest is expressed today in an article appearing in the “Komsomolskaya Pravda,” the official organ of the Communist Youth in the Soviet Union, with regard to the delay in the retrial of the three anti-Semites who were sentenced here on the first of July to imprisonment for tormenting their 60-year-old Jewish neighbor, Moses Kaufman.

One of the anti-Semites, Andrei Lubinoff, has been sentenced to six months and the other two, Semion Lichomanoff and Stephan Golovkin, to nine months imprisonment each. They were found guilty of torturing the old Jew, Kaufman, daily during the months of April and May. The sentences have aroused a great deal of dissatisfaction among the workers in a number of Moscow factories and also in the press. A retrial has been demanded, and it was later announced that the case would come up again for retrial, which, however, has not yet taken place.

In view of the observance of the Day of Atonement the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library will close on Sunday, September 23d, at 6 p.m. and recpen on Tuesday, September 25th. Dr. Joshua Bloch, head of the Jewish Division, announced.

The catalog of the Jewish Division will be available to the public and books from the Jewish Division can be drawn for use in the Main Reading Room.

The Midwest Branch of the United Synagogue of America announced the establishment of a Teachers’ Registry for that section of the country, similar to the one in operation at the natonal office in New York City.

Max Soloff and E. A. Nudelman will represent the Chicago Board of Jewish Education and Rabbi Max Kadushin of Congregation Bnai David Ohav Zedek and Rabbi Morris Teller of Bnai Bezallel Congregation will represent the Midwest Branch of the United Synagogue of America on the Registry.

The annual convention of the Hebrew Teachers Union will open Thursday night in the Hias Building, New York. There will be two sessions on Friday and the closing session on Saturday night.

Merton L. Beche, general secretary of the Montelair Y. M. C. A. announced the recelpt of a gift of $25,000 from Julius Rosenwald, of Chicago, to be used as part payment for the $150,000 Washington Street Negro branch Y. M. C. A.

Motor car tours between Jerusalem and Paris have been inaugurated.

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