London (Sep. 7)
A sharp attack on Rabbi Stephen S. Wise of New York, who is now presiding at a Geneva conference of Jewish leaders held preliminary to convocation of a world Jewish congress, is made editorially today in the London Jewish Chronicle, influential Anglo-Jewish publication. Rabbi Wise is described as one “who flits from country to country in the more or less glorious role of a Jewish stormy petrel.”
The publication asserts that the forthcoming conference at London, called by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which Dr. Wise characterized as just a gathering of prominent Jews, will be “as democratic in character as Rabbi Wise contemplates and although the London conference will deal exclusively with Germany, this problem is gigantic enough for any conference and more practicable than a soft, international Jewish parliament, with an overloaded agenda, struggling on a half-dozen fronts at once.”
The Chronicle urges Dr. Wise, in the common interest, to attend the London conference and see how that gathering shapes before he determines to persevere with his own plans.