The Reader’s Forum

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To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

My renewal of another year’s subscription is a testimony of my appreciation of The Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I find it indispensable in that it furnishes me an intimate view of what’s going on in the Jewish world. I rely very much on The Bulletin for my weekly discussions in seminars and cultural classes and also in sermons and lectures.

The raison-de’etre of The Bulletin lies in the fact that it provokes reflection and gives one a feeling that he is a member of the Brotherhood of Israel and is bound by ties of loyalty and love.

May The Bulletin grow from strength to strength.

Rabbi Joseph Gitlin.

Buffalo, N. Y.,

Dec. 17, 1934.

MONEY FOR PALESTINE

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

Apropos Mr. Smolar’s article this morning, I, for one, am keen to get the lowdown on this J.D.C.-Zionist business. In my trade we suffer from a violent Jewish Communist trade union, a racket. But my rabbi talks under the breath Communism.

My brother writes me from Tel Aviv that the money sent by the labor unions to the Socialists in Vienna was obtained by strong-arm demands on the business people—looks like a racket.

A cousin writes me from Poland that she could not pay “the price” of a certificate to Palestine—looks like a racket.

Just why should not the whole question of money for Palestine come out in the open? Who makes the claims for support and what for? If what Mr. Smolar writes is correct, why on earth either through the J.D.C. or any other method, should we at this time pay any charity money to Palestine?

How much of it actually gets there?

Aaron B. Cohen.

New York City,

Dec. 18, 1934.

USING THE BOYCOTT

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

It is easy to understand why the Jews have seized upon the boycott weapon to battle the Madman of Europe. There is no other weapon ready to our hand.

But at the same time we should realize that this is a very dangerous sword to swing, and Mr. Untermyer and his assistants should move with greater caution and not be quite so relentless.

For if they keep on tightening the screws they will soon reach the point where the poor devils on whom the unmentionable is swinging his lash will be starving by the thousands, and when that time comes our wretched brethren who remain in the land of the swastika will be bound to suffer.

Alfred Katzenberg.

Albany, N. Y.,

Dec. 16, 1934.

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