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  • Soviets Ready to Permit Emigration of Rabbis and Religious Leaders to Palestine

    The Soviet Government, in a cable from Kuibyshev, today informed Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog that it is prepared to grant exist visas to rabbis, religious leaders and theological students who are interested in proceeding from Soviet Russia to Palestine. The Chief Rabbi was asked in the cable to prepare lists of those persons whom the… More ▸

  • Jews Driven from Cafes in Paris; Non-jew Arrested for Wearing Yellow Badge

    With Jews in occupied France now easily distinguishable because of the yellow Mogen David which they are required to wear, a group of young followers of Jacques Doriot’s anti-Semitic party today invaded every cafe in Paris on the fashionable Champs Elysees and forced all Jews present to leave the establishments. One French non-Jew was arrested… More ▸

  • British Government Rejects Proposal to Surrender Palestine Mandate to America

    The British Government today rejected the proposal that it surrender its twenty-year-old mandate over Palestine to the United States, in an acrimonious debate in the House of Lords raised by Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston on the issue of arming the Jews of the Holy Land. Viscount Cranborne, British Colonial Secretary, spurning Lord Wedgwood’s suggestion that… More ▸

  • Spiritual Judaism Will Help America to Build Lasting Peace, Wallace States

    “The spiritual essence of Judaism,” the Roman idea of law and discipline and the British feeling for “the rights of the common man” will be fused in America to produce a lasting peace and justice and freedom for all, Vice-President Henry A. Wallace declared last night addressing a dinner in the Waldorf Astoria hotel on… More ▸

  • Sikorski Assails Nazi Atrocities Against Jews in Broadcast to Poland

    Premier Wladyslaw Sikorski, in a broadcast today to the people of Poland, assailed the atrocities perpetrated by the German occupation forces there and particularly cited the “tens of thousands of Jews who have been massacred in Lublin, Wilno, Lwow, Stanislawow and Miechow during the past year.” He revealed that the details of Nazi terror and… More ▸

  • Hungarian Economy Damaged by Expropriation of Jewish Land, Parliament Hears

    An admission that the Hungarian Government’s policy of expropriating Jewish-owned agricultural holdings is causing “great damage to the national economy” was made in the Hungarian parliament, in the course of a debate on the “Jewish question,” it is reported in Budapest papers reaching here today. Several spokesmen of the rightist opposition to the Government criticized… More ▸

  • National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare Closes Six-day Session

    The National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare today concluded its six-day annual meeting, electing Kurt Peiser of Philadelphia as president. It was decided to hold next year’s sessions in Cleveland. The conference was addressed last night by Clarence E. Picket, director of the American Friends Service Committee, who expressed the belief that post-war relief should… More ▸

  • Post-war Reconstruction of European Jewry Held Responsibility of American Jews

    The “enormous responsibility” that will rest upon Jewry of the English-speaking world – especially upon American Jews – during the ten or fifteen-year period of reconstruction that will follow the war was stressed today by Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, opening the new term at the Institute for… More ▸

  • Princess Alice Pays Tribute to Jews at Hadassah Gathering in Canada

    Her Royal Highness the Princess Alice yesterday paid tribute to the Jewish people whose courage under suffering and persecution, she said, would always remain a subject of respectful wonder. Speaking at a luncheon meeting of the Montreal Council of Hadassah held in the Mount Royal Hotel, Princess Alice said: “You have been in the war… More ▸

  • Robert Lurie Named Director of B’nai B’rith War Service Activities

    Appointment of Robert Lurie as director of B’nai B’rith war service activities, was announced here today by Henry Monsky, president of B’nai B’rith and chairman of its national war service committee. Lurie was transferred to this new position from New York where for two years he was coordinator of B’nai B’rith activities in the Metropolitan… More ▸