William J. Bryan, wearing skull cap, in the orthodox synagogue fashion, last night told, 2,500 persons in the Forum of the Brooklyn Jewish Center, 667 Eastern Parkway, that it grieved him to see that members of “God’s Chosen People” were coming to believe that they were descended from animals.
Mr. Bryan was wearing the skull cap and the males did not remove their hats because the lecture was at the Synagogue, the assembly hall being too small to house the crowd.
“Some of your people some of the Jews in America have rejected the Mosaic law and I am very sorry. In spite of the fact that they have this good blood in their veins, the blood of the writers of the Old Testament, they persist in thinking that they are descended from animals”, said Mr. Bryan.
His address, on “What the World Needs”, was to the end that obedience to God’s laws, and in particular to God’s law of rewards, was the one and only thing needed to set all things right.
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