Lieutenant Governor Herbert H. Lehman, Democratic candidate for Governor of New York State, in a communication addressed to the Jewish Daily Bulletin commends the organization upon taking over Jewish Current Events, Jewish Youth weekly, the first issue of which under its new auspices appeared on Friday.
Lieutenant Governor Lehman states: “I am pleased to learn that your organization is about to publish Jewish Current Events.
“I believe that in undertaking the supervision of this venture, you are rendering a real service in making significant news clear, intelligible and interesting to our young people.
“Conducted under you direction, this publication, I feel sure, will prove increasingly to be an organ of enlightenment of great cultural value in the religious training of the young.”
Rabbi William F. Rosenblum of Temple Israel of New York, Chairman of the Teachers Conference Committee of the Greater New York Committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations not only endorses the publication of the Jewish Current Events under the auspices of the Jewish Daily Bulletin but urges that rabbis and educational directors everywhere include the Jewish Current Events as required texts in the Religious School.
“Our boys and girls,” says Rabbi Rosenblum, “are more interested in what is happening today than they are in what has happened centuries ago. The most effective way to teach Jewish history is to present the Jewish past in the light of the Jewish present. What is going on in Jewish life in Europe, is Asia, in Africa, in South America and here in this country today is what the children in our Religious Schools always ask about. The wise teacher knows that with the exception of the very young groups the starting point for a presentation of Jewish happenings and Jewish ideas is not with Abraham but with Einstein and Reading.
“The Jewish Daily Bulletin in making Jewish Current Events available to Jewish Religious Schools, is therefore helping to reach our children in the language of today so that they may learn to love the language of yesterday.
“Jewish Current Events has been introduced in our school and I think every Jewish school in the country will find it advantageous to do likewise.”