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New Year in Germany Sees Great Return to Judaism; Community in New Appeal

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Special precautions are being taken to guard Berlin synagogues, during the High Holidays and unprecedented strict control will be maintained, the Berlin Jewish community announced today. Even those who have held synagogue seats for many years, will have to produce identification tickets at the entrance of the synagogues.

Thirty-three theatres and halls have been rented by the Jewish community, in addition to the regular synagogues, in view of the increased demand for seats. This illustrates how the anti-Jewish spirit has influenced many to return to Judaism.

Eight synagogues have been specially allocated for the Jewish youth.

A pathetic appeal was issued to the Jews of Germany by the Berlin Jewish community. “All we pray for the new year,” says the the appeal, “is that we should remain alive, despite life being full of worries and despair for us. Many are unable to withstand life’s storms, parting with life. Our nation was faced by thousands of dangers in the past, but we are still alive, because God wishes us to live. In the most difficult of times, our forefathers prayed, ‘zochrenu lechayim’ (remember us that we may live) so we pray now.”

Another appeal issued by the community calls for contributions to help Jewish youth with bread, work and study.

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