World Press Digest

Reviewing the growth of anti-Jewish persecutions in Germany, Ludwig Lore comes in the New York Post to the following conclusion:

The younger generation of Jews can no longer find a basis for social or economic life in the Reich. Many tens of thousands have left their homes in the hope of starting life anew elsewhere. All over Europe—everywhere—the question of saving the Jewish refugees from starvation and destitution has become one of the great international problems. His chances for finding work are practically nil. He lives in horrible barracks, his children are starving.

An entire race is facing extermination.

VOICES PRAISE FOR LONDON’S BETH DIN

The London Evening Standard carries the following editorial:

There is room for several forms of law in British administration.

Beth Din, of which Rabbi I. Abransky has been appointed Judge, illustrates one of them.

In origin it is an ecclesiastical court of arbitration. Today, London Jews who agree to do so may take both civil and religious disputes to it for settlement.

Its reputation for just findings is such that a Jew whose case has been adjudicated there rarely fails to accept its findings.

The Court of Beth Din is held in the East End, but many Jews of foreign birth and from all parts of the Empire seek to settle their differences there.

Rabbi Abransky has attained the honor of a Judge in Jewry at the age of 48.

ROLE OF JEWS IN BRITISH ARMY

The Edinburgh Evening News, commenting on the role of the English Jews in the British army, brings out the following facts:

One of the greatest of the leaders of the Allied forces, the late General Sir John Monash, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., head of the Australian Army, was a Jew. Mr. Winston Churchill when Secretary of State for War, writing about the services of British Jews in the war, said: “Their record is a great one, and British Jews can look back with pride on the honorable part they played in the winning the Great War.”

In Edinburgh at the outbreak of war there were approximately 1,500 men, women, and children of the Jewish faith. There were approximately 200 men of military age. Of these 153 served in the forces, and 20 were killed. Included in the 200 mentioned there were some physically unfit for service, who took work of national importance. During the war 50,000 Jews domiciled in the British Empire served with the various forces, and of these 2425 made the supreme secrifice, while 6500 were wounded.

British Jews gained the following decorations: Victoria Crosses, 5; Distinguished Service Orders. 49; Military Crosses, 263; Distinguished Flying Crosses, 11; Distinguished Conduct Medals, 85; Military Medals 329; Meritorious Service Medals, 66; mentioned in dispatches, 336; foreign honors, 138; mentioned in home dispatches, 155; other distinctions, 159.

HERR STREICHER IN BERLIN

The London Morning Post, writing on the growing influence of Julius Streicher in Germany, says:

While a half-hearted attempt is being made to curb anti-Semitic window-breakers, the archinstigator of the anti-Semitic demonstrations, Herr Julius Streicher, is allowed to continue his distasteful propaganda campaign. Herr Streicher has now opened three branch offices in Berlin, from which the sale of his notorious newspaper, Der Stuermer, is organized.

The de Sola family of New York and London dates back in direct descent to ninth century Spain, where Baruch ben Ishac ibn Daud was born.

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