TEL AVIV (Sep. 23)
President Chaim Weizmann issued the following New Year’s message through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
“I send greetings from the state of Israel to the Jewish people the world over on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, which we are celebrating for the second time as a free people in our own land.
“Our people have known great suffering; with suffering was the state established. From sacrifice and anguish was freedom fashioned and sovereignty secured. Today in peace we seek only to pursue the constructive tasks of building the country, developing the resources of the homeland that our people may enjoy a full life and walk in dignity.
“Our danger is not yet over. But without an hour’s interruption we follow Zion’s purpose — welcoming back our brethren from overseas, reviving both the state and the nation. We fervently hope we will be blessed in the New Year with the means of setting the new state on the path of economic, social and cultural fulfillment that Israel may serve as a source of strength and inspiration to all Jews.
“May our people in all their dispersion join to achieve this holy purpose; may our toil be blessed. Heartfelt greetings to every Jew wherever he may be.”