German Jewry Must Unite, Message Urges

The tragic isolation of German Jewry is emphasized in the New Year’s message of the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden, the all-German Jewish representative body. The message is signed by Rabbi Dr. Leo Black, its president.

“Now, more than ever, we are confined to ourselves,” it declared. “We shall stand only when united, when each serves all in every way he can and with everything he possesses.”

Heinrich Stahl, president of the Berlin Jewish community, addressing a large, well-attended meeting in the Oranienburgerstrasse synagogue in connection with the forthcoming Jewish high holidays, described the problems of the Jewish community in making it easier for many who formerly did not consider themselves Jews and now wish to become part of the Jewish community, to do so.

He appealed to the Jews to give aid and employment to the Jewish unemployed, to observe the Jewish Sabbath in a stricter fashion, not to intermarry and to educate their children to observe the Jewish religion.

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