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Mrs. Lindheim Tells Junior Hadassah Conference of Her Recent Visit to Palestine

Mrs. Irma L. Lindheim, former national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and Dr. Shalom Spiegel, educator and writer, were the principal speakers at the annual mid-winter conference of Junior Hadassah, held at the Free Synagogue House, New York City, last Saturday evening, and all day Sunday.

Mrs. Lindheim gave a graphic account of her recent sojourn in Palestine. She arrived there a few weeks after the cessation of the riots. She described some of the sights that still remained of the terrible events that had occurred-ruins in Hebron, the wounded in the Hadassah hospitals. Mrs. Lindheim said that the amity between Arabs and Jews in Palestine is a fundamental need. She pointed to Hadassah’s principle of non-sectarianism in treating Arabs as well as Jews in all its institutions, which on the whole, in spite of setbacks, has helped toward a closer relationship between Arabs and Jews. The Jews of Palestine, Mrs. Lindheim said, have recovered their spirits and support.

Dr. Spiegel spoke of Palestine as a source of cultural inspiration to the Jews of the world. He urged the learning of Hebrew as a foundation for real appreciation of the cultural values emanating from Palestine.

Much discussion centered about the Cultural Fellowship, a society that is in the process of formation for qualified Junior Hadassah members. Mrs. Frieda S. Ullian, vice-president of Senior Hadassah, spoke on its possibilities.

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