True to the stand of the Agudath Israel which is utterly opposed to official Zionism because of its alleged lack of orthodox Jewishnews, Rabbis at to days session of the UKnessiah G’doleh” continued to assail Zionism in the debates.
Rabbis Chagis, Auerbach and Cahana, representing the Palestine group headed by the Rabbis Diskin and Sennenfeld, who do not recognize the Vaad Leumi or the Rabbinical office asked the Congress not to fight Zionism outside Palestine, but leave that for the religious Jews of Palestine itself. “All that we ask” said the Palestine rabbi, “is that you send us money and building materials. Orthodoxy will be lost unless the Agudath gives up strife and sets to work.
A letter from Sir Herbert Samuel, in which the High Commissioner expressed the hope that the orthodox Jews would do their share towards the development of Palestine was read. It was decided to send a telegram conveying the greetings of the Congress to the High Commissioner.
“God alone can redeem Palestine, but those who desire to help should go live there and not wait to play their part there after the resurrection of the dead” Rabbi Herman told the Congress.
Rabbi Jung, of New York, spoke on the Sabbath observance question. He said the orthodox Jews should form a political body of their own and not permit the unorthodox to speak for world Jewry.
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