Universal Felicitations on J.t.a.’s Fifteenth Anniversary
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Universal Felicitations on J.t.a.’s Fifteenth Anniversary

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Dr. E. Libman, New York—In sending my congratulations on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of your establishment of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, I want to express my admiration for what you have accomplished in face of almost insuperable difficulties. Through the Agency and the Bulletin you have been of the greatest value to the Jewish people. You have encouraged them and made them know themselves better.


The Jewish Telegraphic Agency celebrates today its Fifteenth Anniversary.

In a real sense, this celebration may be regarded not only as a happy occasion for the founders of the Agency, but also for the Jewish Press of America and the world over, whom it has served so diligently in the past decade and a half. The Jewish people as a whole, too, have reason to share in it and to give it the aspect of a well-merited public celebration.

It has fallen to the lot of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency throughout the whole period of its existence to serve at once as a “sentinel” and a “watchman of the night” in Israel. In these capacities, it rendered yeomen service to the Jewish people everywhere.

In every nook and corner of the globe, wherever Jews dwell, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is ever on the job. During the dark periods which have enveloped the horizon of our people across the sea, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, like a true “watchman of the night,” aroused the Jewish people by its authentic reports, to the dangers confronting them. In those troublesome days, it has, more than any other single agency, served to weld together the Jewish people, here and abroad, in the rescue work in which the Jews of America have taken their full part; and as a faithful “sentinel,” through the Jewish Press as a trumpet, was first to proclaim the happy events in Jewish life during these many years, bringing hope, comfort and solace to our people. Thus it served as a sustaining influence in the hour of despair.

With such a record of usefulness, we, too, celebrate today the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and in behalf of the Jewish people of Philadelphia, we extend to the founders and co-workers most cordial felicitations. May it long endure to serve the Jewish Press with its splendid facilities and by the same token the cause of World Jewry.

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