Soviet Refuses Yiddish State Theatre Permission to Come to U.S.
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Soviet Refuses Yiddish State Theatre Permission to Come to U.S.

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Because it is not yet wholly imbued with what is termed in Russia the “proletarian spirit,” the Yiddish State Theatre, a product of Soviet art conceptions, now touring Europe, was refused permission by the Soviet government to proceed to the United States as it originally intended. The Yiddish Communist daily, “Emes.” states that the permission was not granted because the Soviet authorities considered that the group is not yet sufficiently “revolutionary,” and it must return to Moscow for further proletarization.

It was learned here that the manager of the troupe, Granovsky, wired from Berlin that they will return to Moscow if furnished with travelling expenses.


Mrs. Chaim Weizmann, wife of the world Zionist leader, was the guest of honor at a tea given by the National Board of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at the home of Mrs. Hannah Licbowitz, on Tuesday.

Mrs. Weizmann, who is visiting this country with Dr. Weizmann, is a leader in the Women’s International Zionist Organization in London. Mrs. Henrietta Irwell, also of London, and of the same organization, and Mrs. Fidangue, of the Panama Hadassah, were guests with Mrs. Weizmann. Mrs. Zip Szold, national president of Hadassah, and Mrs. David de Sola Pool greeted the guests in behalf of the board.

Others at the tea were Mrs. Moses Epstein, Mrs. Anna Moscowitz Kross, Miss Hortense Levy, Mrs. Rose Halprin, Mrs. S. C. Lamport, Miss Rachel Natelson, Mrs. I. S. Adlerblum, Mrs. A. H. Fromenson, Miss Julict Benjamin. Mrs. Samuel Inselbuch, Miss Pearl Bernstein, Miss Ruth Meirick, Miss Sarah Kussy, Miss Marie Syrkin, and Miss Ruth Cohen.

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