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Elections to Board of Jewish Deputies Influenced by Forged Letter

A forged letter, purporting to be a memorandum by leading members of the Anglo-Jewish Association proposing the formation of an Association of British Jews from which all persons whose parents were not born in Britain would be barred, was widely circulated before the elections to the Board of Deputies last month, and was responsible for the fact that members of the Association were overwhelmingly defeated, it was charged today.

The charge was made by David I. Sandelson, president of the United Hebrew Congregation of Leeds, addressing a meeting of the Council of the organization. Indicative of the crisis prevailing in Jewish communal affairs in Great Britain was a resolution adopted by the Council, expressing grave concern of the growing lack of confidence of the community in the Beard of Deputies of British Jews as a result of the recent elections in which the Zionist groups obtained complete control of the Board.

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