The Reader’s Forum

(The editors reserve the right to excerpt all letters exceeding 250 words in length. All letters must bear the name and address of the writer, although not necessarily for publication.)

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

In your issue of Monday, January 7, I read that Dr. Stephen S. Wise attacks Mr. Neville Laski as “a bright young man from Oxford who has the chutzpah to come here and tell American Jews what to do.”

Is this the same Dr. Wise who brings over adherents from Europe to speak in favor of the World Jewish Congress; and who, himself, from the safety of an American lecture platform, tells the German Jews how they ought to act?

Am I to infer that what is leadership and cooperation in Dr. Wise becomes chutzpah when anyone else happens to differ with him?

M. Singer.

Brooklyn, N. Y.,

Jan. 8, 1935.

NEWSPAPER POWERS

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

It has occurred to me that newspapers may be a vicious, as well as an informative, institution. No one can deny the wave of imitation that follows every sensational story. It is common knowledge that after one manufacturer or night club hostess jumps out of a hotel window, there is a succession of such occurrences during the succeeding weeks; that when we read of a college student committing suicide, there follows a tale of horrors throughout the university world of the country; that a new method of self-destruction reported one day brings on others of the same type.

In the same way, it seems to me that the recital of Jewish persecution in one country brings on the same state of affairs in another. Why at this particular period in history do we find outbreaks so widely separated? I believe the publicity given to the German situation has resulted in repercussions in North Africa, Greece, Persia and other parts of the universe.

I do not pretend to be able to prescribe a remedy. I merely point out what I believe to be a sad truth.

Mary Harris.

The Bronx, N. Y.,

Jan. 9, 1935.

APPROVES EDITORIAL

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I would ask your pardon for this delayed note of appreciation, but I could not keep from commending the Jewish Daily Bulletin on its editorial of January 3rd, last, entitled “Mizrachi’s Stand” in which you concurred with that organization on its attitude with regard to the present Zionist Executive.

All right-thinking Zionists must come to the same conclusion that you have—that the present Executive has attempted to adopt a too-domineering atmosphere, exactly counter to the traditional democracy of the Zionist movement.

Moses J. Cohen.

Baltimore, Md.,

Jan. 9, 1935.

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