An appeal to Jewish communities throughout the country to observe the High Holiday season as a period of national concentration for the purpose of extending and strengthening the boycott against the products and services of Nazi Germany has been issued by the Boycott Committee of the American Jewish Congress, it was disclosed yesterday by Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, its chairman.
In the interests of advancing the boycott movement, 1,350 rabbis throughout the country have been requested to devote at least one sermon during the High Holiday period to a discussion of the necessity of bringing about the economic isolation of Nazi Germany. Rabbis of all denominations have been approached in this connection.
At the same time local branches of the American Jewish Congress in various sections of the country will initiate boycott drives during the holiday period.
Special boycott vigilante committees will visit the synagogues before Rosh Hashonah and on the eve and expiration of the holidays for the purpose of distributing boycott pledge cards for signature.
In appealing for an extension of the boycott, Dr. Tenenbaum calls upon an aroused public opinion to prevent the issuance of new credits to the Hitler government, as now contemplated by “selfish financial interests.” The voice of American Jewry must be heard, he asserts, “against those in our midst who trade with the enemy as well as against those financiers who would help prolong the shame and torturer of the Nazi regime.”