Jews Here and in Britain Celebrate Armistice Day
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Jews Here and in Britain Celebrate Armistice Day

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Armistice Sunday was celebrated here yesterday by 3,000 Jewish war veterans from all parts of the Kingdom who paraded past the Cenotaph in Whitehall and laid a wreath in the form of the shield of David. Chief Rabbi Hertz read a prayer and the war veterans’s chaplain, Rabbi Gollop, recited the prayer for the dead. The marchers were led by Lt. L. Keysor and Private Jack White, wearers of the Victoria Cross.

The ceremony at the Cenotaph was followed by annual reunion of the Jewish soldiers at which General Sir Ian Hamilton was the guest of honor. General Hamilton recalled that the first Zion Mule Corps of 500 Jewish volunteers headed by Colonel Patterson had done great service to Britain at the Dardanelles. If he were a Jewish millionaire, General Hamilton said, he would put Joseph Trumpeldor’s statue at Helles with the arm pointing to Jerusalem.

In this country the Jewish War Veterans will participate in services at the Eternal Light today at Madison Square. In the evening exercises will be held at the Jewish Community Center in Jersey City incidental to the presentation of new colors to Post No. 10.

In Washington, Rabbi Edward N. Calisch of Richmond will preside at the ceremonies at the grave of the Unknown Soldier and will deliver the address in behalf of the seven welfare organizations who sponsor that service. Rabbi Calisch, a member of the Army and Navy committee of the Jewish Welfare Board, will represent the Board at the services.

Thousands of members of Jewish community centers will observe Armistice Day in services suggested by the Jewish Welfare Board. In various pulpits sermons will be preached on the historical attitude of the Jews toward universal peace.

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