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  • Dollfuss Weighs Jewish Situation in Long Session

    Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss today received Dr. Desider Friedmann, president of the Vienna Jewish community, in an hour-long audience in which the actual problems of the Jewish situation in Austria were exhaustively discussed. An official government communique issued immediately after the conference said: “Chancellor Dollfuss received President Desider Friedmann of the Vienna Jewish community and in… More ▸

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    RABBI DAVID DE SOLA POOL, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Central Park West and Seventieth street: “The tragedy of Central Europe has silenced the defeatist philosophy of Jewish suicide. It is the function of the Jew to be different, to achieve and preserve his own soul. Like the Gulf Stream, the Jew moves through his environment,… More ▸

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    A Palestinian concert Sunday evening at the Kaufman Auditorium of the Y. H. H. A., will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the world movement of the Hashomer Hatzair Organization and the tenth anniversary of the national group The event is sponsored by the Hashomer Hatzair Organization of North America. More ▸

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    [Julius Moritzen, the writer of the following article, was born in Odense, Denmark, where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Mr. Moritzen has written much about Andersen, and at present is engaged in a dramatization of his life.] As the entire world is paying tribute to the memory of Hans Christian Andersen on this, the one… More ▸

  • Austria Removes Ofner Monument

    A monument which the municipality of Vienna recently erected in honor of Julius Ofner, democratic leader, has been removed from its pedestal by order of the authorities, and the site of the monument has been boarded up. Ofner, who died in 1928, was a champion of Jewish emancipation in Austria, For many years he represented… More ▸

  • Einstein Bust Presented to Hebrew Univ.

    A bust of Professor Albert Einstein, sculptured by Jacob Epstein, has been presented by Hiram J. Halle of New York to the Einstein Institute of ##, the Hebrew University L. Jerusalem, in connection with the celebration of the ninth anniversary of the university, it was announced here yesterday by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, president… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from unusually well informed quarters here that Dr. Friedmann in his conversation with Chancellor Dollfuss also dealt with demands recently formulated by Austrian anti-Semites for a thorough revision of post-war citizenship granted East European Jews. It is understood here that Chancellor dollfuss denied that there was any possibility of such… More ▸

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    RABBI MAXWELL L. SACKS, Jewish Communal Center of Flatbush, Avenue I and East Thirteenth street, Brooklyn: “We live in a sick world. The economic crisis is not as bad as the general mental attitude of the populace. Values have changed. After generations of anticipation for material accumulation and physical satisfactions, man has rediscovered himself and… More ▸

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    The sum of $25,000,000 has been raised in the thirteen years which elapsed since the establishment of the Palestine Foundation Fund on April 1, 1921, it was announced yesterday by Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America. News that the mark has been reached was cabled to Mr. Rothenberg from Jerusalem. The fund… More ▸

  • Bruno Lessing’s Son Gets Post in Seattle

    For the first time in Seattle history, a Jew, Rudolph Block Jr., widely known Seattle newspaperman, will be chief personal aide to the city’s mayor, it became known with the appointment of Mr. Block as private secretary to Mayor-elect Charles L. Smith. Mr. Block’s appointment was the first announced by the may-or-elect, who will take… More ▸