(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
To present the cause of the 5,000,000 suffering Jews of Eastern and Central Europe, scores of thousands of churches throughout the country are being asked to observe November 14. the Sunday after Armistice Day, as Good Samaritan Day.
The call was issued by the committee in charge of the American Christian Fund for Jewish Relief. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, president of the Federal Council of Churches, and Judge Victor J. Dowling, a representative Roman Catholic, are joint chairmen of this group.
“Because Armistice Day eight years ago brought joy to us, and to all the world, we have selected this period for starting a fund to help save one-third of the Jewish population of the world. They are starving,” says a statement explaining the call, which is issued by Dr. Cadman and Judge Dowling.
“While Armistice Day 1918 brought peace to the United States, and we have enjoyed prosperity, Armistice Day ushered in for the Jews a period that was worse even than the war.
“Things have now come to a climax. The racial pride of the Jew has not allowed him to seek aid even for his brethren. American Jews have given in twelve years $65,000,000 for war relief for Jews. They are now engaged in raising $25,000,000 to carry on the work and to put the sufferers in a position to earn a living.
“Scores of thousands of pastors are being asked to observe November 14, the Sunday after Armistice Day, as Good Samaritan Day, and to speak at their services of the situation. When American Christians learn of the real need, we believe they will give generously.”
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