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U.S. Jews Urged to Recite Biblical Oath

Jews throughout the United States were called upon today to use Shavuoth for the public recitation of the Biblical oath, “If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem,” as a means of combating the British White Paper.

Dr. Solomon Goldman, president of the Zionist Organization of America, sounded the call at a press conference this afternoon at the Hotel Brevoort. He urged all Jewish organizations to call meetings for that purpose and requested that rabbinical groups ask all congregations to recite the oath during the regular Shavuoth services.

The conference, attended by representatives of all Yiddish newspapers and the Anglo-Jewish press, discussed other suggested methods of protesting the new policy on Palestine. Speakers besides Dr. Goldman, who presided, included Abraham Goldberg, vice-president of the Z.O.A., Chaim Greenberg, editor of the Jewish Frontier, and Jacob Fishman, of the Jewish Morning Journal.

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