Warning Sounded Against Compromises on Jewish Education Priority

Kalman Sultanik, member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency asserted here last night that the prevalent universal feeling of Israel’s capacity in terms of security is having its side-effects on Jews in the diaspora by engendering among them a sense of complacency. “We have relaxed our former vigilance and we tend to respond to the situation today that there is nothing to worry about,” he said.

Addressing a meeting of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Sultanik, who is also executive vice-president of the World Confederation of General Zionists, warned that “the blatant fact is that a great wave of assimilation is now swamping the western world, taking heavy tolls, especially among the Jewish youth.”

Focussing on the situation in the United States, he declared that “we see there how Jewish education lies prostrate and how the influence of the environmental sub-culture sways Jewish youth both in small and large Jewish communities” Sultanik urged that top priority be given by Zionists to Jewish education because “for the Zionists the furtherance of Jewish education and the preservation of our heritage represent the basic requisites to ensure Jewish survival.”

An exhibition of drawings and lithographs entitled “Hitler-Germany’s Doom” will open in Bonn on Jan. 30. It will be staged by the German, artist, A. Paul Weber, 79. The drawings were made between 1929 and 1935.

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