Marshall Letter on All Jewish Cooperation Published in Philadelphia
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Marshall Letter on All Jewish Cooperation Published in Philadelphia

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A letter of Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish Committee, concerning the cooperation between non-Zionists and Zionists for the upbuilding of Palestine, was made public here.

The letter was addressed to Judge William M. Lewis, national chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, and pertained to the recently concluded agreement on the formation of the Jewish Agency. Mr. Marshall stated:

“Owing to my engagements which have taken me out of my office considerably of late, I have not had an earlier opportunity to extend to you my congratulations upon your acceptance of the Chairmanship of the United Palestine Appeal.

“Now that whatever differences may have existed in American Jewry have been satisfactorily adjusted, and unity and harmony prevail, it is to be hoped that henceforth we shall all work together to advance the various causes in which every right thinking Jew must regard himself as deeply concerned. Claims of priority of one cause over another are no longer in order. Every cause must be judged on its merits, and the generosity of American Jewry and their sense of justice may be relied upon to make proper response to every worthy appeal for sympathetic and effective support.

“At this time when the needs of Palestine are acute, when the constructive work which is essential to its proper upbuilding must be advanced and when at the same time there exists an emergency which should be dealt with promptly and thoroughly and which will brook no delay, I have no hesitation in saying that regardless of past misunderstandings and differences, it is the bounden duty of all of us to come to the rescue.

“Preparations are now in progress for a full and searching survey and investigation to be conducted by skilled experts with respect to the agricultural, industrial, commercial and financial problems of Palestine. The survey is to be in every way conducted under non-partisan auspices. This will make possible a systematization of all Palestinian activities, and there is every reason to expect that the results will prove of inestimable value. Consequently, those who have heretofore refrained from participating in the devoted efforts that have been made for the economic and cultural development of Palestine should now cooperate in this significant effort to regenerate the land of our fathers and to create opportunities there for those who have so long been bereft of them.”


A donation by Aaron Naumberg of $20,000 as a fund, the interest of which is to be used for an annual scholarship, in perpetuity, for the best junior-elect student in City College, was announced by Marcus M. Marks, former Borough President of Manhattan.

The fund is to be placed in the hands of three trustees, Mr. Marks, Dr. Frederick B. Robinson, acting President of the college, and Felix M. Warburg.

The money is to be used to foster the plan of having college men and girls study abroad for a period without losing their standing at their home institutions. For 1927 five scholarships have thus far been arranged, three through the gift of Felix M. Warburg and one through a gift of Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, the fifth being Mr. Naumberg’s gift.

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