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Hebrew Educational Work in Palestine is Expanding

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service

The report of the Educational Department of the Palestine Zionist Executive for the year 5686, which has just been issued, shows that despite the difficult situation prevailing in the country, educational work has been enlarged and the number of schools has increased. Five educational institutions passed from the supervision of the Educational Department for economic and other reasons, but on the other hand, thirty were added, showing a net increase of twenty-five for the year 5686, several having been founded during the period in question. These institutions will bring 88 additional teachers, 83 classes and 2,350 pupils under the supervision of the Educational Department.

The increase in the number of pupils has been mainly urban, the cities showing 1,801 new pupils and the villages only 549.


Large charitalble bequests are made in the will of Isaac Roth, chain meat store owner of South Orange, N. J., who died February 4. Among his bequests are $25,000 to the Daughters of Israel Home for the Aged, of Newark, and $50,000 to be distributed as the executors see fit to hospitals in New Jersey. The Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Beth Israel Hospital, of Newark, are willed $5,000 each, and the Hebrew Free School and Educational Society, $2,500. St. Mary’s Hospital in Orange, Orange Memorial Hospital and Congregation Oheb Shalom of Newark receive $1,000 each. His will also provides the sum of $5,000 as the nucleus for a public hospital in South Orange and makes provision for a gift of $1,000 to the “Newark Evening News” “to be used in the creation or furthering, of a fund for the benefit of the newsboys of the city of Newark.” His will also provides $25,000 to be used as a nucleus of a sick benefit fund for the employees of Roth amp; Co., Inc.

The $25,000 gift to the Home for the Aged is to be made from the residue of the estate after the death of a sister, Miss Carrie Roth, as is another bequest $25,000 to Congregation Oheb Shalom for the erection of a chapel in its cemetery site as a memorial to Mr. Roth’s parents.


The European press carried a report several weeks ago that Dr. Sigmund Freud, famous psychoanalyst, had been operated for cancer of the tongue. This report was reproduced in the press of this country and also by the “Jewish Daily Bulletin”.

An inquiry in Vienna discloses that the report had no foundation. Dr. Freud has experienced no illness and did not undergo an operation.

More than 500 persons attended a testimonial dinner Tuesday night at the Broadway Central Hotel in honor of Dr. Chaim Weizmann. The dinner officially opened the East Side United Palestine Appeal for $100,000, towards which $42,000 was raised Tuesday night.

Dr. Weizmann and Judge Otto A. Rosalsky were the principal speakers. Addresses were also delivered by Jacob Fishman, managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal” , who acted as toastmaster; Joseph Barondess, Honorary President of the East Side Appeal; Dr. Samuel Margoshes, Editor of “The Day”; Philip Luria, Chairman of the East Side Palestine Appeal, and Maurice Schwartz, Director of the Yiddish Art Theatre.

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