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Office of War Information Arranges Yom Kippur Broadcasts to Jews in Europe

Yom Kippur messages of hope to the Jews in liberated Europe were broadcast from the United States by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and Rabbi David de Sola Pool in behalf of the Synagogue Council of America which was invited to send Holy Day greetings through the facilities of the Office of War Information to Jews of the world.

Fifty-five Sefer Torahs were sent by the Joint Distribution Committee to liberated Jewish communities in Europe in sufficient time to reach them for the High Holy Days, it was announced by Rabbi Lec Jung, chairman of the J.D.C. cultural committee. The Torchs will replace the Holy Scrolls destroyed by the Germans when they looted and burned synagogues in all parts of Europe.

The National Jewish Welfare Board has arranged for several hundred “break-the-fast” dinners throughout the nation, tomorrow night, which will be attended by Jews in all branches of the armed services. Kol Nidrei services were heard tomight in hospitals, on ships and by overseas units where no chaplains were available through the medium of recordings sent by the women’s division of the JWB.

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