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Jewish Homelessness Will Continue to Plague World Unless Settled Now, Silver Warns

If the problem of Jewish national homelessness is not clearly faced and solved soon, it will return over and over again to harass and usettle the world, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver said today, addressing a “donor lucheon” at the Waldorf Astoria, sponsored by the New York and New Jersey Region of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America.

“The Jewish problem is quite as much the world’s problem as it is that of the Jews,” he said. “The defenseless position of the Jew was exploited by the Nazis to rise to power. They employed it as a weapon to achieve the disintegration of Europe. Issoist adventures under other names after the war will continue to exploit it. “What the world will do concerning the Jewish people and concerning the restoration of its national life in Palestine after the war, ” he continued, “will be the true index of the nature and character of the entire program of world reconstruction.” It was announced at the luncheon that the Mizrachi Women cabled $100,000 to Palestine to Issist refugee children.

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