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Rosh-hashanah Pledge to Persecuted Jews in Europe

A pledge to the oppressed Jews in Europe on the occasion of the New Year which is being celebrated tonight that “every resource of the Jewish people will be contributed to the struggle for the liberation of man kind and the deliverance of Israel,” was made by the American Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress in a joint New Year’s message issued today. “No sacrifice will be too great in the task of achieving the emancipation of the Jewish people and the safeguarding of the equal rights and inalienable liberties of Jewish citizens everywhere,” the message declares.

The fate of the Jews in Europe is a challenge to the Christian churches to “espouse more zealously than ever the cause of liberation and justice” and to help build a world in which it will be “possible for men and women of whatever faith or race to walk in peace and security once again,” Dr. Everett R. Clinchy, president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, declared today in a New Year’s message to Jews.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, yesterday cabled a special gift of $9,000 to the Children’s Village of Meier Shfeyah in Palestine, where underprivileged and refugee boys and girls receive training in agriculture and the crafts.

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