New York (Mar. 28)
The extent of the distress existing at present among the Jews of New York was graphically illustrated to-day when thousands of Jews, many of them previously well-to-do, lined up in the streets outside the police stations in the Jewish districts, where the Mayor’s Committee for the Relief of Unemployment was distributing 6,000 Passover packages containing matzoth, potatoes, fat, eggs, etc. A number of poor Christian women, hearing that there was a free distribution of food joined the lines and also received matzoth and other Passover food. A sum of 98,292 dollars was set aside by the Mayor’s Relief Committee recently, in addition to the food supplies, for the purpose of enabling poor Jewish families in New York to observe the Passover.