Boston (Jan. 13)
Estelle M. Sternberger, editor of Jewish Women of America and the Woman’s Review, was the guest speaker of the Boston Chapter of the Hadassah on Wednesday when the officers and members of the Boston Section of the National Council of Jewish Women were its guests.
In the course of her address, on “Woman’s Pledge: A New Deal for The Race,” Mrs. Sternberger stated that the problem of the Jew in all parts of the world could not be separated from their relationship to the problems of humanity, that the solution of the problems of Jewish communities everywhere affected the progress of civilization.
“We should have no hesitance in summoning the League of Nations to take note that one of its members, Poland, has violated the treaty protecting minority groups. Every forum of public opinion should be made to echo that protest, so that a fearless, fair and justice-loving Christian opinion might humble Christian Poland to write “Finis,” to the story of the world’s race persecutions.
“We who are more favored, even with all our problems, cannot shut out the rest of the world from our concern. We dare not fail our fellow-Jew in these hours. We must not turn aside from him because we are so tired of hearing about his misery.
In speaking about Palestine, which she had recently visited, Mrs. Sternberger stated: “There is today only one land to which the Jewish migrant can go with any gleam of hope in his eyes, and that land is Palestine.”
One fact is most gratifying to a woman observer in passing through Palestine, namely, that women are greatly in evidence in the life of Palestine.
Mrs. Sternberger appealed for unity upon the part of all groups in Jewish life for assuming the responsibilities that belong to all Jews regardless of their alignment.