The Jewish Current News, a weekly journal for children that will give in digest form an account of Jewish happenings the world over, will enter its seventh year of publication Friday, October 20.
The News, which last year was known as The Jewish Current Events, is designed to interest young people and will be circulated among thousands of Hebrew and religious school pupils and their friends. The periodical is the only one of its kind in the United States.
According to present plans, The News will be printed on four or eight pages. Its editorial policy will be simply to tell the news of the Jewish world, simply, concisely and completely.
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The periodical was instituted six years ago. During its first five years of publication it was owned by the Associated Talmud Torahs of Philadelphia. It has been well received in more than eighty large cities, where the service it rendered became a part of the curricula of Hebrew schools, Junior Hadassah groups, Young Judaea groups, youth groups, Young Men’s Hebrew Associations and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations and Council of Jewish Women’s groups. Last year it was taken over by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency whose facilities and correspondents make it possible to gather news from every part of the world.
Mr. Rosen’s message to the public on the eve of the seventh year of The Jewish Current News states that the newspaper is an indispensable part of the education of Jewish youth. He said that the Jewish Daily Bulletin service will make The News vitally important to Jewish children and young people.
### root in Germany, but who at the most represented only a small minority.
“Now the Germans are, so to speak, at ease with themselves, as their present leaders proclaim; and Hitler has the right to assert that his ideals of race, blood and war-worship are indeed the German national ideals. The working class and the other European-minded Germans are defeated. The middle class, led by the barons of big industry, rules while the professors supply the music.
“Among all the policies of the regime, persecution of the Jews is the most popular. This policy gives expression to what the German people has long been taught and at the same time results in the vacation of most of the posts occupied by Jews. I consider that the position of the Jews is hopeless so long as the present regime lasts. Public opinion supports the Government policy. Those who dissent do not dare protest.
“The only hope which I see is in the union of all Jews in the World Congress to be held next spring. For this congress the Jews of America have splendidly prepared the ground by generous expenditure of thought, effort and money.
“If the catastrophe which has befallen German Jewry should prove the means of at last uniting all Jews the way other peoples are united, then indeed good might come out of it.
“I hope that the Jews will on this occasion put aside their internal differences for the program is so simple.
“Jews of all lands, unite!”