SPRTNGFIELD, Mass (Jan. 28)
Not one poem in 10,000 written by Jewish authors has been lenient toward the subject of war, according to Philip M. Raskb, noted Jewish poet and Zionist, who arrived here today to assist the local Jewish National Fund campaign. Mr. Raskin, editor of an “anthology of Modern Jewish Poetry”, said in an interview that lie had read 10,000 poems in preparation for the anthology, and none of them had attached heroism or glory to armed conflict.
“This”, Mr. Raskin said, “is symptomatic of a Jewish psychology against war. There is something in the Jew’s constitution which is inimical to militarism and this clement is found in his expression.”
The poet sounded a note of optimism in expressing his belief that “the great dreams of mankind must ultiaiatcly- triumph. .They are leading the world ahead in spite of all the obstacles they must surment.”