Bund, Jewish Labor Party, Recalls Representatives from Warsaw Kehillah

The Jewish labor party, Bund, has withdrawn its representative elected by popular vote to the council and administration of the Warsaw Kehillah, an institution legally recognized to administer the affairs, religious and social, of the Jewish community in the Polish capital.

At Friday’s session of the Kehillah Council, M. Ehrlich, leader of the Bund representation, read a declaration that his party is withdrawing from the Kehillah. The party entered the religious body with the hope of carrying on a campaign for building up through it a secular, national, cultural autonomy for Jewish life. It sought to transform the work of charity into social aid and to secularize the school system, supervised and maintained by the Kehillah.

The party has now found that the Kehillah majority, consisting of Zionists and members of the Orthodox Agudath Israel, block such a program. They are therefore withdrawing.

A number of Bund adherents, who attended the session in the gallery open to the public, arranged a demonstration. Because of the tumult, the meeting was interrupted.

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