Complete demoralization of the Jews of many countries unless their plight is relieved is a danger foreseen by Louis J. Moss, president of the United Synagogue in America, according to a statement issued by him yesterday, calling upon the Jews of America to contribute to the United Jewish Appeal for the relief of the Jews of Germany and other lands and the settlement of Jews in Palestine.
“The New Year finds world Jewry in a very insecure state,” he said. “Not only does the Jew share in the common privation of the country in which he is resident, but in numerous places he is singled out as a target for organized attack and contumely. In but few countries is he granted equality of treatment with his fellow non-Jew.
“This condition is not a passing one, and wherever it exists, has subjected his morale and courage to a severe strain, and if unrelieved may result in complete demoralization.
“The Jews of America, fortunately, are not in this plight, for while they share in the common need, their personal status is not brought into question. To the extent, therefore, that their means permit, they must come to the assistance of their less fortunate brethren in other lands.
“The homeless must be provided with shelter, the hungry must be lifted and the stricken must be lifted up and comforted. This is the #lain duty of the American Jew. European Jews are not in a position to take care of their own afflicted. American Jewry must come to the rescue.”