Gleanings from the Jewish Press

We understand the predicament which the Jewish conference (Toronto, June 10 and 11) faced in the question of the boycott. However, we also comprehend the natural inclination of each of us to demand the complete outlawing of all German goods. The Jewish mass made its decisions in the matter some time ago, and is not going to wait for any resolutions…. This fact is, in our opinion, much more important than high-sounding paper resolutions. The matter is one which demands actions rather than speech…. We have had parades and demonstrations aplenty: practical work and a united will—these are the things we need now—Jewish Daily Eagle, Montreal.

The voice, strong in condemnation of the barbaric persecution of Jews in Hitler’s Germany, which the Jews, not only of America but of all the world, have so long awaited with mixed feelings of pain, anger and hurt disappointment, has finally been heard in the hall of the United States Senate…. Nor was it the voice of a single Senator expressing his personal opinion, but rather that of the Democratic floor leader, Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, right-hand of the Roosevelt administration.

Another important point to be remembered in evaluating the strength of the “slap in the face” which the sinister German government has received from the American government is the fact that the protest speech of Senator Robinson was read on the same floor and at the same session of the Senate at which the nomination to the German Ambasserdorship of Professor Dodd, a liberal man and a friend of the Jew, was ratified.

This recent semi-official expression to Germany of protest, condemnation and warning which occurred in the Senate with the approval of the government administration showed clearly and vividly that American is with us in the fight against anti-Semitism, not only in Germany, but in all the world.—Jewish Daily Courier, Chicago.

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