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Jews in England Mourn Death of Archbishop of Canterbury

Leading Jewish organizations here today joined the British people in mourning the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. William Temple, who died this morning at the age of 63, after a heart attack. The Primate of all England was one of the world’s greatest friends of the Jews and intervened on many occasions in behalf of persecuted European Jewry.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews wired its condolences emphasizing that “the Anglo-Jewish community will never forget the Arohbishop’s services in the cause of tolerance and good feeling, and his practical, unceasing activities in behalf of refugees and the oppressed.” Statements of sympathy were also issued by Chief Rabbi Hertz, by the Anglo-Jewish Association, by the World Jewish Congress and other central Jewish bodies.