London (Jul. 15)
The National Socialists’ persecution of Jews in Germany has made Lord Alfred Melchett an official convert to the Jewish religion.
In a quiet service in a small synagogue in North London today, Lord Alfred was inducted into the faith of Judaism, according to an account published in today’s issue of the Star.
For several weeks, it was learned, Loro Alfred had prepared for this ceremony with the help of a reformed Rabbi, L. Perlzweig. Only a few friends and members of the family were present at the ceremony.
The first Lord Melchett, father of the present bearer of the title, spent the latter part of his life in ardent advocacy of Zionism and was buried according to the rites of the Jewish faith, a clump of Palestinian soil being put in his coffin. Tel Mond, in Palestine, is the physical