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Rabbi, Bishop Exchange Notes of Good Will

After the Anglican Church of Canada assembled at its General Synod here in Montreal passed a resolution voicing protest against the persecution of Jews in Germany, Rabbi Harry J. Stern of Temple Emanu-El of this city sent a telegram to Rt. Reverend Farthing, Bishop of Montreal, expressing his thankfulness for “the brotherly spirit which your statements manifest toward the Jewish people.”

It brought back the following letter from Bishop Farthing, a notable statement of good will. “While we may differ on many points,” it read, “at the same time we are all servants of the one God. We owe a great deal to your race through whom the revelation of Jehovah came. As Christians we feel that we have had a revelation of the Spirit of Jehovah our God and Father through Jesus Christ, and we are assured that if we are loyal to Him there can be no bitterness, no persecution, but love of men even of our enemies.

“The Synod was very enthusiastic in the resolution that was passed, I think, unanimously, in both Houses, and there can be but one thought, that is of sympathy with the persecuted and condemnation of the persecutors. I trust that through the troubles afflicting us we may be all drawn closer to our God and so in Him closer to each other.”

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