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Blamey Visits Tel Aviv for Defense Talk; 5 Prayer Days Proclaimed

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General Blamey, commander of the British forces in Palestine, today visited Tel Aviv and conferred at length with Mayor Israel Rokach.

Although it was not officially stated what the purpose of the visit was, it was believed to be connected with defense problems of the city, which has recently undergone several Nazi air raids.

The Chief Rabbinate today proclaimed a three-day period of prayers and supplications which will culminate with a dawn-to-dusk fast. The shofar will be sounded at morning services and psalms will be recited in the afternoon.

The management of the invalids’ home in Bilu Street, which was the chief victim of the air raid on June 12, has announced its decision to start a new home and has appealed to the Jews in Palestine and abroad for funds. The management has approached the High Commissioner with a request for a house in neighboring Sarona, the German colony.

In Haifa, the authorities have distributed special uniforms and steel helmets to the Chevra Kadisha (burial society) for use during air-raids.

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