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  • British Jewish Naval Men Allowed to Go Home for Holidays

    A special order to permit Jewish officers and sailors in the British fleet to go home for the Jewish holidays has been issued by the Navy Department. The order states that they shall be released in time to reach holiday eve in each case and mentions the following holidays: Passover, Shevuoth, Rosh Hashona, Yom Kippur,… More ▸

  • United British Relief Effort Launched; All Groups Join to Aid German Jews

    Five hundred representatives of various Jewish organizations participated in the opening of the United British Campaign raising funds in behalf of the German Jews. Anthony Rothschild presided at the meeting and the speakers included Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zionist Organization; Chief Rabbi Dr. Joseph Hertz, Claude Montefiore and Simon Marks, Zionist… More ▸

  • N. Y. Vulcania Tourists Safely Arrive at Haifa

    Sunday at 6 A. M., the new Haifa Harbor received the S. S. Vulcania inside the new breakwaters. It is the biggest ship which has ever entered the breakwaters. First were landed 266 excursionists and by 1 P. M. 1,058 American and European passengers were dispatched, baggage cleared and forwarded by four special trains to… More ▸

  • B’nai Brith Investigates Discrimination Against Jews at University of Washington

    Aroused at reports of discrimination against Jewish students at the University of Washington, the national executive offices of B’nai B’rith today launched an investigation into recent University incidents. Dr. I. M. Rubinow, executive secretary of the B’nai B’rith, called the investigation, which will be made through the Seattle lodge of the B’nai B’rith order. How… More ▸

  • Synagogues and Temples Raise $92,288 for Allied Drive

    Headquarters of the New York Allied Jewish Campaign announced yesterday that, including contributions made last Tuesday, the second day of Shevuoth, synagogues and temples in Greater New York have thus far given $92,288 toward the $2,500,000 which is being raised in this city toward the $6,000,000 fund that is being sought nationally for the 1930… More ▸

  • Allied Campaign Symbol of Unity in American Israel Says Judge Rosalsky

    Stressing the unity of American Israel of which, he said. The Allied Jewish Campaign is symbolic, Judge Otto A. Rosalsky paid tribute to the memory of Louis Marshall in an address he delivered at the Jewish Center, during the memorial service which is part of the ritual of the second day of Shevuoth. Judge Rosalsky,… More ▸

  • Urphali First Thought He Was Not Reprieved

    Joseph Mizrachi Urphali, the only Jew still under the death sentence in Palestine, was the victim of a sardonic jest by his Arab fellow-prisoners who when informed that their sentences had been commuted to life imprisonment told Urphali that he had not been reprieved. Depressed by this news he declined to see either his wife… More ▸

  • Survey Reveals Progress of Liberal Judaism in U.S.

    Liberal Judaism in America has made progress during the past year, according to a survey made by the “American Hebrew” of the numbers which are to be confirmed in the Reform Temples of the country on the festival of Shevuoth, which occurs on Monday, June 2. In its current issue, this publication reports and lists… More ▸

  • J. D. B. News Letter

    Two decisions of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, which concluded its sessions here Monday, are of interest to wide circles. They concern the endorsement of the extended Jewish Agency for Palestine and “a thoroughgoing revision of the Union Prayerbook, now in use in 400 Reform congregations and institutions in the United States. Consideration of… More ▸

  • Rabbis to Pray for Balfour’s Recovery

    Rabbi Leo Jung, president of the Rabbinical Council of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, urged all members of the Rabbinical Council to offer a prayer on Shebuoth. “for the recovery and well-being of the Earl of Balfour, friend of Israel and of the Land of Israel.” More ▸