Belgian Ambassador in America Attends Synagogue on Yom Kippur.
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Belgian Ambassador in America Attends Synagogue on Yom Kippur.

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The Belgian Ambassador, M. Paul May, and his wife attended the Yom Kippur services in the conservative-orthodox Synagogue, Adas Israel here.

M. May, who is the first Jew to hold an Ambassadorial position in Washington, since Lord Reading was the British Ambassador here, attended the service incognito, the avoid any special recognition of his presence, which he indicated would be distasteful to him.

Both Ambassador and Madame May are members of old and distinguished Jewish families in Belgium. His maternal great grandfather came to Belgium during the French Revolution, and according to tradition was the first Jew to settle permanently in that country. Madame May is the daughter of Raphael George Levy, former President of the Institute de France and member of the French Senate. They are members of the Great Synagogue of Brussels, which retains the orthodox mode of worship.

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