Bialik Ill, Will Be Unable to Attend Zionist Congress

Chaim Nachman Bialik, who was invited to attend the forthcoming Zionist Congress and to speak at the opening session, has replied to Dr. Weizmann that his state of health will prevent him from accepting the invitation, as he has been ordered by his physician to proceed to a sanatorium for treatment. In the course of his letter he wrote:

“I need not assure you that my thoughts will be with you during the Congress, and I shall bless your work from afar. I am well aware of the thorns in your path: may God grant you strength to attain its end in peace and honor. The day of the extension of the Jewish Agency will be for me a day of festivity. By making us Zionists fifty in the Agency, you are automatically doubling our number by fifty new Zionists, and are thus also doubling our strength. May God also increase your strength, and make our borders wider and wider until the day when the name of Zionist and the name of Jew will be synonymous.”

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