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  • 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 ▸

  • News Brief

    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 ▸

  • News Brief

    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 ▸

  • Jews in Reich Jails, Concentration Camps, Will Have Matzoths

    Jews in German prisons are to be supplied with matzoths provided by Jewish communities, an order issued to state attorneys by the Prussian Minister of Justice, Hans Kerrl, states. The instructions were given out after the Jewish Orthodox Federation of Germany made representations to the ministry. Similar permission to supply Jews in concentration camps has… More ▸

  • Einstein Guest at 3rd Seder of Laborgroup

    Professor Albert Einstein was guest of honor last night at the “third chalutzim seder” of the National Labor Committee for Palestine, which was attended by more than 900 persons in the grand ballroom of the Central Plaza, Second avenue near Seventh street. At the seder a cablegram was sent to the General Federation of Jewish… More ▸

  • Zionists Will Discuss Inter-party Strife

    Concerned by the growing inter-party strife in world Zionist ranks, the New York Zionist region has called a meeting for next Wednesday evening at the Hotel Pennsylvania, at which the problem will be discussed. Morris Rothenberg. president of the Zionist Organization of America, will open the conference, and a general discussion will follow. Carl Sherman,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    RABBI LOUIS I. NEWMAN, Temple Rodeph Sholom, 7 West Eighty-third street: “The experiences of the Jewish people throughout the ages makes clear that liberty can be won by passive as well as by active resistance. The victory of Moses over Pharoah was gained by moral and religious suasion; other triumphs have been won by the… More ▸