Tribute to Henrietta Szold in Current Issue of “opinion”
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Tribute to Henrietta Szold in Current Issue of “opinion”

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This month’s “Opinion” pays a graceful tribute to Miss Henrietta Szold on the occasion of her relinquishing her work in Palestine.

“Miss Szold has been far and above the most significant personal contribution of America to the upbuilding of the Jewish Homeland,” says the editorial.

“It is testimony to the meaning of Henrietta Szold’s influence that has all but ceased to be thought of as only the creator and moving spirit of Hadassah. That she was, and in relation to the beneficent and abiding work of Hadassah she will be remembered.

“In more recent years, Miss Szold pursued still another great task, that of co-ordinating, if not federating the philanthropies of Palestine. This task must not go undone. It must, now that she has left Palestine, find servants touched with something of her patience and consecration and strength. Henrietta Szold leaves behind her in Eretz Israel a record of loftiest devotion to the loftiest ends of her people’s life. Her fellow-Jews in our own land will welcome her back with gratitude and reverence as one of the truest and noblest Jewish servants of her age.”

Among other features in this month’s issue of “Opinion” are: “I fear Hitler,” by John Haynes Holmes; “Henri Bergson’s Testament: an Interpretation,” by H. M. Kallen; “Freud’s American Ambassador,” a Semitic Silhouette of Dr. A. A. Brill by Henry W. Alexander, and “An. Avignonese Purim,” by Cecil Roth.

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