London (Nov. 18)
D’Avigdor Goldsmid, for the past seven years president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has submitted his resignation from that office. The proffered resignation will be discussed at a meeting of the Board this Sunday.
Mr. Goldsmid wishes his resignation to take effect in December. Efforts will be made, however, to induce him to retain his office at least until this Spring, if it becomes impossible to prevail upon him to withdraw the resignation.
The correspondence which the Board of Deputies has had with Sir Oswald Mosley with regard to the anti-Semitism of his new Fascist Party was also disclosed today.
Mosley, it is learned, when questioned concerning his attitude toward the Jews at first referred to his published statement, wherein he declared that his Party would oppose only those Jews who are Communists and anti-British. When the Board asked for a further statement in view of the developments since the publication of the Fascist program, Mosley replied evasively.
The Board points out that in the interim, a young man who was arrested for posting anti-Semitic labels in the streets, gave the Fascist headquarters as his address. It condemns the posters as virulent and unscrupulous a type
of propaganda as has been carried on in this country in recent years.
The Joint Foreign Committee in its report to the Board establishes that developments in Germany are awaited with considerable anxiety by the Jewish population.
Rabbi Morris Goldstein who came to San Francisco to occupy the pulpit of Temple Sherith Israel during the high holy days, has been elected permanent rabbi of that congregation, succeeding Rabbi Jacob Weinstein, who resigned some months ago owing to ill health.
Sherith Israel’s new leader spent the last three years in Liverpool, England, where he founded the only English reform congregation outside of London.