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40,000 Jews Serving with British Forces in Middle East, War Minister Reports

More than forty-thousand Jews are now serving with British armed forces in the Middle East, it was disclosed in the House of Commons today by War Minister Sir James Grigg. Sir James said that this total included all units on active service as well as local forces.

A Holy Scroll from the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv has been received by one of the Palestine Jewish units fighting in Italy, it is learned here. In a letter acknowledging receipt of the Torah, the Jewish commander of the unit said that it would be loaned to the Jewish community in the area where the unit was stationed for use in their newly reopened synagogue.