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Rabbi Levels Attack at “deadest” Jews

Springfield was characterized as the “deadest Jewish community in the country” by Rabbi David M. Eichhorn of Mount sinail Temple, the only reform congregation in the city, in an appeal for the support fo the World Jewish Congress. As president of the Springfield Branck fo the American Jewish Congress, he scored local Jews for their passive stand in the Geman-Jewish situation. “Not one mass meeting was held to protest the German atrocities, nor to build up a boycott against German goods. You can’t point to a single worthwhile piece of progaganda for putting an end to Hitlerism, in a city of 10,000 Jews.”