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The attitude of the Jews of America regarding the disorders in Palestine, as evidenced by their immediate and generous response to the Palestine Emergency Fund, and the vigorous protests by Christians as well as Jews against the riots there, prevented further atrocities, according to a cable to David A. Brown, chairman of the Palestine Emergency Fund, from Jonah J. Goldstein, New York lawyer, who is now in Jerusalem. Mr. Goldstein left for Palestine recently at the request of Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency, in order to render advice and assistance to Col. Frederick H. Kisch, the head of the central relief committee in Palestine, through which relief is being extended to the Jewish refugees in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He is accompanied by Mrs. Goldstein.

Mr. Goldstein’s cable to Mr. Brown is as follows:

“Jerusalem, Oct. 6.

“The attitude and spirit of American Jewry as evidenced by its generous and immediate response to the Palestine Emergency Fund, and also the vigorous protests of Christians and Jews in America against the barbarous massacres here saved the day, and doubtless prevented further atrocities. More important is the fact that these things gave courage to the Jews of Palestine who are most grateful and send New Year greetings to their brethren in America.

“Jonah J. Goldstein.”

Contributions totalling $18,935.81, increasing the total to $1,841,433.04, were in the mail received by the Palestine Emergency Fund during Rosh Hashanah, but which remained unopened until yesterday. Among them was an additional check for $3,700.61 from the Chicago Committee, one for $3,500 from the Buffalo committee, representing its second remittance, and a second remittance from Indianapolis for $2,000.

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