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  • Official Says No Ground for Apprehension for Jews Living in French Mandated Territory

    An investigation into the anti-Semitic boycott propaganda conducted in Damascus has failed to reveal anything of a disquieting nature. This statement is made by M. Alexandre Leger, Director of the Political and Commercial Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, in response to an inquiry from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. There is no ground… More ▸

  • Judge Lester W. Roth Re-elected in Los Angeles

    Lester W. Roth, appointed to the Superior Court of Los Angeles by Governor Rolph, was re-elected to the post by a clear majority at the primary elections here. Judge Roth is prominently identified with Jewish communal activities in this city. He is the president of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society and the Ex-Patients Society. Judge… More ▸

  • Cleveland Jewry to Honor Memory of Rebecca Gratz by Dedication This Month

    The memory of Rebecca Gratz, educator and philanthropist of the early 19th century, will be honored here on September 25 by the dedication of a bronze bas relief tablet bearing her likeness at the entrance of a new section of the Hebrew Cultural Gardens. Dedication ceremonies of the new unit, to be known as the… More ▸

  • J. D. B. News Letter

    One of the principal subjects of discussion at the recently concluded sessions in London of the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization was that of Transjordania as a possibility for future Jewish colonization. Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff pointed out with justice that Transjordania has now become quite modern, while George Halpern stated that “Transjordania” has… More ▸

  • Cuban Jews to Form Central Jewish Organization

    A central Jewish organization to deal with the needs of Cuban Jewry, with headquarters in Havana, will be established in line with a resolution adopted at a conference held here with the participation of representatives of various Jewish groups. The conference was called at the initiative of the Association Adath Israel. A second conference is… More ▸

  • Poland Decorates Nathaniel Spear, Jr. for Efforts Toward International Co-operation

    The Consul of Poland at Pittsburgh, Jan Lech Byszewski, on August 16 decorated Nathaniel Spear, Jr., of Pittsburgh and New York, vice-president of Spear & Company, with the Chevalier’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed yesterday. In conferring this high honor, bestowed upon Mr. Spear by the President… More ▸

  • Szold Received by Brandeis; Addresses Memorial Meeting

    Robert Szold, vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, was the principal speaker at a meeting arranged as a memorial to Theodor Herzl under the auspices of the Brookline Zionist Organization. Speakers at the meeting included Esther M. Andrews, of the Governor’s Council, who conveyed the greetings of Governor Joseph B. Ely; Myer J. Sawyer,… More ▸

  • Rabbi Raffalowitch Formally Confirmed As Grand Rabbi

    The Grand Rabbi of Brazil, Dr. Isaiah Raffalowitch, formerly Minister in Liverpool, who is the official repreesntative of the Jewish Colonization Association (Ica) in Brazil, has now been officially proclaimed as Chief Rabbi. Although Dr. Raffalowitch has been in Brazil for a number of years, and has been generally recognized as the head of the… More ▸

  • Lehman Donates Land to Aid Unemployed

    An acre of land from his estate at Purchase has been given to the township of Harrison by Lieutenant Governor Herbert H. Lehman, for the purpose of aiding the unemployed. The land will be used for the widening and improving of Barns Lane and will thus offer employment to a number. Lieutenant Governor Lehman, prominent… More ▸

  • J. D. B. News Letter

    however, when the French drove King Feisal from Damascus and the question of which country Transjordania was to belong to was abated. It is interesting to recall how the English press insisted upon the inclusion of Transjordania in the British and not in the French Mandate. The London Times wrote on September 19, 1920, Transjordania… More ▸