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J. T. A. Sends Representative to Russia in Expansion Program

February 21, 1928
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Ber Smolar, editor of the Yiddish service of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, sailed on the steamer “Republic” on his way to Russia.

Mr. Smolar, who has been connected with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency for the past three years, is being sent by the Agency to act as its correspondent in Moscow in order to secure a continuous and accurate news service from Soviet Russia, in which country the effect of the social upheaval upon Jewish life and the subsequent development in the economic and cultural transformation of a large mass in the Jewish population is of intense interest to Jewish leaders throughout the world.

On the same steamer Emanuel Aronsberg, contributor to many American magazines, left for London to join the staff of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency there. Mr. Aronsberg was previously connected with the Foreign Language Information Service and is collaborating in the preparation of a work on the history of Russia in the post war period.

The journeys of Mr. Smolar and Mr. Aronsberg were arranged as a part of a program now being carried out to round out and intensify the news service of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Prior to their departure a farewell dinner was given in their honor by the staff of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. S. Dingol, managing editor of “The Day”, H. Kirshenbaum of the “Hebrew Journal”, Toronto, John Simons, Aleph Katz, Nina Katz and Jacob Kirshenbaum of the “Jewish Morning Journal” were among the speakers. William Z. Spiegelman, editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency-“Jewish Daily Bulletin,” acted as toastmaster.

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