(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The case of the re-emigration from Palestine of a well-known Russian Jewish physician has attracted wide attention here.
The physician, Dr. Cohen Bernstein, formerly of Kishineff, Bessarabia, left Palestine for Soviet Russia. In a letter published in the local Hebrew press, Dr. Cohen Bernstein stated that he had decided to leave the country after his fruitless endeavors to find employment. Dr. Weizmann and Achad Ha’am had advised him to go to Palestine, but no one helped him here, he writes. The Hadassah and the Kupath Cholim (the labor health organization) refused to engage him as physician, he states.
Dr. Cohen Bernstein is going to Crimea where he stated he has been appointed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as physician for the new Jewish colonies.
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