Likens Masaryk to George Washington

Dr. Silver’s Article

President T. G. Masaryk of Czechoslovakia was likened to George Washington at a testimonial dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Thursday night in connection with his eighty-fifth birthday anniversary. President Masaryk is the only chief executive that Czechoslovakia has had since it became a sovereign nation fifteen years ago.

Dr. Stephen S. Wise, rabbi of the Free Synagogue, saying that he spoke “for Jews everywhere,” paid a tribute to the venerable President as one who “cannot be seduced from the highways of freedom into the torturous paths of oppression and enslavement or self-enslavement.”

Rabbi Wise told of the creation of a fund for the establishment in Palestine of a colony which will bear Dr. Masaryk’s name “in recognition of his deep and life-long sympathies with the Jewish people.” The Jewish National Fund is to provide the land.

Dr. Silver’s ArticleDr. Abba Hillel Silver’s editorial article does not appear in this issue of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, having been delayed in the mail. It will appear as usual in the Bulletin’s next week-end edition.

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