Maccabean Day was observed yesterday, the last day of Chanukah, by the semi-annual popular collection carried out for the benefit of the Palestine Land Fund.
Nearly 8,000 volunteers registered for participation in the collection, which took the form of the sale of National Fund tags with the permission of the Welfare Department. Outside of New York, Maccabean Day was observed in the same manner last Sunday, December 14th, in 350 Jewish communities throughout the United States.
The Fund derives an income of nearly $30,000 from the sale of Maccabean Day tags. This year the income is expected to be much larger, in view of the stimulus given to the work by the presence here of Menachem Ussishkin, president of the World Jewish National Fund, and to the great interest now prevailing among American Jews in the Palestine land problem as a result of the recent political developments in Jerusalem and London.