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Palestine Jewry Observes Miss Szold’s Birthday

Miss Henrietta Szold, New York social worker and Zionist leader, replied today to Palestine Jewry’s greetings on her seventy-fifth birthday, stating that without its assistance she could have achieved nothing.

She added that the most important task was to organize the Jewish people for constructive work in building Palestine.

With guests from all over the country attending, the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine held a reception for Miss Szold. She was eulogized by Isaac ben Zvi, president of the Jewish National Council; Dr. Judah L. Magnes, president of the Hebrew University and David Ben Gurion, Zionist labor leader.

Vice-Mayor Israel Rokach of this all-Jewish city presented Miss Szold with honorary citizenship, authorized by resolution of the Municipal Council.

Mr. Ben Zvi disclosed that a fund raised in the name of Miss Szold had reached $17,500.

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