Mourning Services Today on Religious Persecutions in Soviet Russia
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Mourning Services Today on Religious Persecutions in Soviet Russia

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Arrangements for the holding of “mourning services” today in protest against the persecution of the Jewish faith by the Yevsektzia, Jewish section of the Communist Party, antireligion element in Russia, were completed at a meeting of the Rabbinical Board of Greater New York held at the Broadway Central Hotel. The services will be held in different sections of the city. Each of the 150 rabbis affiliated with the rabbinical organization, it was announced, will also devote his Sabbath sermon to a discussion of the Russian situation.

On Wednesday evening, October 24 a public demonstration will be held at Cooper Union at which Mayor Walker, Senators Wagner and Copeland, Louis Marshall, Congressman Hamilton Fishand Congressman Celler will speak. Herman Bernstein will preside, the Rabbinical Board announced.

Rabbi E. Inselbuch, chairman of the Committee of the Rabbinical Board, which is arranging the demonstration declared in a statement issued: “Siberia is now being filled with those who dare to exercise the principle of freedom of worship, as it was in the days of the Czar with those who fought for political freedom.”


The ceremony of formally notifying Col. Herbert H. Lehman of the Democratic Party’s choice of him as candidate for the Lieutenant-Governorship of New York State was held at the National Democratic Club, New York City.

In his acceptance address. Col Lehman stated: “I come by my Democracy both by conviction and inheritance. My father, who throughout his lifetime was a consistent Democrat, cast his first vote in Alabama in 1856 and one of my earliest recollections is, as a very little boy. seeing him return to our home in East Sixty-second Street where I was born, with his coat covered with wax or tallow which had dripped from the torchlight he had carried in a procession in support of Grover Cleveland in 1884.

“I have never previously aspired to or held public office but I am proud to be a candidate of my party this year because our success at the polls in November will insure the continuation of that good government initiated and so ably administered by our great leader, Alfred E. Smith, during his four terms as Governor of this State.”

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