I send my good wishes to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency upon the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary. I am aware of the great effort which has been put into this enterprise and the courage and persistence of Mr. Landau and his associates under difficult conditions.
I hope that the future of the Agency is assured and that its slogan will be: True News of all Jews.
The press has great power for good if it makes its work accurate, comprehensive and presents its facts in proper perspective. Like the searchlight it casts light upon the dark places of which, alas, we Jews have more than our share.
JUDGE HORACE STERN, CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
It is a great pleasure to note that the “Jewish Telegraphic Agency” has reached its fifteenth birthday, and that it gives such great promise of ever-increasing usefulness in the future. Any impairment of its activities would be a decided loss to the Jewish world. It not only furnishes vital information as to current news, and thus enables proper action to be taken and policies to be adopted by those entrusted with such responsibilities, but by shedding light in many dark corners it undoubtedly prevents, by the very power of publicity, the perpetration of many crimes against individuals and sections of Jewry which otherwise might occur.
The “Jewish Telegraphic Agency” should have the earnest support of the Jewish people.
BERNARD S. DEUTSCH, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS
In these troublous times, when important events seriously affecting World Jewry are matters of almost daily occurrence, it is of extreme importance that the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is able to function effectively. It is likewise a source of great comfort to realize how swiftly and accurately Jewish events, now occurring the world over, are transmitted through the instrumentality of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Through the efforts of the J. T. A., it has become possible for Jews everywhere to extend to each other that deep sympathy and understanding, which, in these days of stress and tribulation, are so helpful toward keeping up the morale of our people. Likewise, through its efforts, it has become possible at times to awaken the minds and the conscience of enlightened Christianity to a keener realization of, and a deeper sympathy over, the many grave injustices toward our people, arising from blind bigotry and intolerance.
It is to be hoped that, with added support, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency may continue as an effective instrumentality toward a betterment of Jewish social, spiritual and economic conditions throughout the Diaspora.