World Press Digest

The Dumfies Standard, an English daily, in an article on the relations between Jews and non-Jews, writes as follows:

It is time for Christians to stop referring to Jewry as bearing today any peculiar responsibility for the crucification of Jesus. His death was the act of humanity. We all share its guilt, Roman and Greek, Jew and Gentile alike. We are all involved in that moral humiliation. Never again must there be any suggestion of personal superiority or condescension in the Christian’s approach. Rabbi Stephen Wise of New York told Basil Mathews of an incident by the River Jordan. He had just come from the ship, clad as an American gentleman. Near him stood a Russian woman covered with the dust of long travel. As the Rabbi bent down to carry some drops of river water to his mouth, she roughly seized his wrists and dragged his hands from the stream. “You dirty Jew,” she cried, “how dare you put your filthy hands into my sacred river?” Here was a scorn born of ignorance. But the same fierce denunciation is to be found in Herr Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” where ignorance cannot be pleaded.

NEXT STORY