The Reader’s Forum

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To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I watched with great interest the issue raised in the Jewish Daily Bulletin as to whether the Palestine labor campaign, raising money for the laborites in Palestine, is justified in the United States.

The point which I cannot understand is why certain federations of Jewish charities in the United States are assigning contributions for the Gewerkshaften campaign. The laborites claim that the money from this campaign goes to maintain Histadruth schools. What chance have any Jewish schools in the United States, if conducted by Socialists or on an atheistic basis, to obtain a subsidy from the federations? Furthermore, many federations are including the Keren Hayesod in their budget. Are they not spending twice for the same purpose when they are also including the Gewerkshaften campaign in their budget?

David Halper.

New York City,

Jan. 23, 1935.

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