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Wise Counsels Jews to Meet Attack Bravely

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The best advice that any one can give to the Jew is to “stand upright, meet attacks with courage, boldness and dignity, and participate in all activities that are for the best interests of the United States,” declared Rabbi Stephen S. Wise in his sermon yesterday at the Free Synagogue, which was broadcast over Station WNEW. Dr. Wise spoke on “Advice to the Jews—Good and Bad.”

Discussing the various types of counsel offered to Jews, Dr. Wise said: “A great deal of it comes gratuitously from non-Jews with an indication that the advice is being offered to an inferior people.

“Much advise comes from Jews who urge others to stay out of the limelight. This type comes mostly from assimilationist Jews, although Hitler has recently taught such Jews the impossibility of this type of escape.”


Anti-Semitism in the United States is reaching proportions beyond those of any previous time, Rabbi Israel Goldstein said yesterday in a sermon at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, warning that prejudice against the Jews “is not merely passive.”

Declaring that racial or religious intolerance cannot be long-lived in this country, Dr. Goldstein continued:

“That does not mean, however, that the anti-Semitic phenomena must be ignored. It is the duty of all Americans to expose and to exile every attempt to undermine the solidarity of the American people.”


Rabbi Louis I. Newman, preaching at Temple Rodeph Sholom, assailed “racketeers of prejudice” who employ the discredited “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” to incite Gentiles against their Jewish fellow-citizens.

“The attempt is now being made to say that, even if they are literally incorrect, they are figuratively and symbolically true—that Jews do seek to gain control of the Gentile world,” Rabbi Newman asserted.


Rabbi William Margolis of Congregation Ohab Zedek called attention to “the stealthy, sneaky, under-cover breeding of subversive organizations” within the walls of colleges and universities.

In what was taken as a criticism of last week’s student strike at the College of the City of New York he said:

“I am for all academic freedom and for the unsuppressed natural expressions which are essential to real improvement, but I insist on the recognition of the academic superiority vested in president and faculty.”

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