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Tisha B’ab Draws Crowds to London Synagogues; Chief Rabbi Broadcasts to America

Jewish leaders here today expressed satisfaction over the fact that the British Broadcasting Corporation, which is controlled by the British Government, has granted time to Chief Rabbi Dr. J.H. Hertz for a Tisha B’Ab broadcast commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The broadcast was also carried over the North American service of the B.B.C.

All synagogues in London were crowded during the Tisha B’Ab services. The Chief Rabbi in his broadcast described the sufferings of the Jews in Nazi-Europe and termed the Jewish battle in Warsaw against the Nazis “an epic struggle in world history,” likening it to the Maccabean heroism of old. He expressed the conviction that “one day tyranny will cease and a lasting peace will be established.”