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  • Feast of Weeks Revives Old Harvest Custom in Palestine

    A revival of the Hebrew harvest custom observed in Palestine in Biblical days will be witnessed in the country on Sunday, following the Jewish population’s celebration of the Feast of Weeks, Shebouth, Friday. The custom of the Omer, bringing offerings of the first fruits of the harvest to the Temple, will be modified by the… More ▸

  • No Issue Friday Due to Feast of Weeks

    The “Jewish Daily Bulletin” will not appear tomorrow, in deference to the holiday Shebuoth, the Feast of Weeks. The next issue will appear Sunday, June 16. Commander Byrd named the radio station at Little America, Anartica, after Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of “The New York Times.” “Your long connection with polar exploration with Peary, Scott,… More ▸

  • Jewish Fraternity is Recognized at Lafayette College

    After years of effort by Jewish students to organize a fraternity of their own at Lafayette College, their labors appear to have been rewarded, for the Towers fraternity enjoyed all the rights and privileges of other fraternities on the campus during the college year which has just closed. It is understood that several national fraternities… More ▸

  • Jewish Centers to Mark Flag Day and Shebuoth

    The Jewish holiday Shebuoth, the Festival of Weeks, will be observed on Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th. In ancient times this festival marked the beginning of the harvest in Palestine and was the occasion for bringing the first fruits to the Holy Temple. This year the first day of Shebuoth will coincide with… More ▸

  • Usher in Shevouth Thursday Evening

    At sundown on Thursday, May 24, the Festival of Weeks, Shevuoth, will be ushered in. Shevuoth will be celebrated by the Boy Scouts of the Jewish faith, Girl Scouts, members of Young Judaea and Hebrew school of children at Lewisohn Stadium of the New York City College next Sunday afternoon, May 27, according to an… More ▸

  • Workers Demand That More Synagogues Be Made Clubs

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) The demand that additional synagogues be converted in to workingmen’s clubs was voiced at a meeting of workers held in Bobruisk. The Judea Life Insurance Company of New York has received authorization from Hon. Wesley E. Monk, Commissioner of Insurance of Massachusetts, to transact the business of life insurance in accordance with… More ▸

  • Lithuanian Soldier Kills Aged Jew

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Eliezar Gruenstein, seventy-year old Jew, was shot and killed by a Lithuanian soldier on Tuesday. Gruenstein was returning from Shevuoth services at the synagogue. An official statement issued by the authorities declares that Gruenstein was shot because he was walking in the street at an hour when traffic is prohibited. The event… More ▸

  • Observance of Holidays by Jewish Youth Increasing, Says Welfare Board

    The observance of Jewish holidays is increasing in the United States, according to a report issued by the Jewish Welfare Board. Last year, a high record was established when more than 600 mass gatherings with a total attendance of about 200,000 persons were arranged by the affiliated Y. M. H. A.’s, Y. W. H. A.’s,… More ▸

  • U. J. C. Plans to Exceed $6,000,000 Quota by Quarter Million at Final Rally

    “Over the top by a quarter of a million by Monday night,” was the message which was sent by Acting-Chairman David M. Bressler to the 1500 workers in the United Jewish Campaign of Greater New York, urging them to double their efforts to bring the drive to a successful conclusion at the final rally tonight… More ▸

  • United Jewish Campaign in New York Approaches $6,000,000 Goal

    Nearly $6,000,000 was raised in New York toward the $25,000,000 United Jewish Campaign, it was announced at a rally of 1,500 workers Monday night. It was decided to extend the campaign in New York until the entire $6,000,000 is secured. Acting Chairman David M. Bressler announced that the total had reached $5,761,000, an increase of… More ▸