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American Jewish Unity on Palestine Praised at German Meeting

November 25, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The unity of American Jews on the question of rebuilding Palestine was held up as a model to be emulated by the Jews of Germany at a public gathering held last night here under the auspices of the German Pro-Palestine Committee composed mainly of non-Jewish leaders and statesmen.

Representatives of the Saxon government and of the Federal government welcomed the meeting which was attended by 900 leading men and women. Nahum Sokolow, Chairman of the Zionist Executive, delivered the principal address. The Prime Minister of Saxony, Haussman, in speaking of the aims of Zionism, stated that it was his opinion that the movement to rebuild Palestine was of world wide, historic significance. The Jews of the world are now facing the fullfillment of another mission. In addition to their original mission of bringing the Orient to the Occident, they are now to serve as the builders of a bridge between Europe and Asia. All Jewry and in particular, German Jewry, should follow the example of American Jewry in uniting for the purpose of rebuilding the Holy Land, he stated.


Delegates from 700 congregations, sisterhoods, and Young People’s groups affiliated with the United Synagogue of America will meet today, Sunday, at the Hotel Astor at a conference called by the United Synagogue. Among the subjects to be discussed is the relation of the synagogue to daily life and to the community.

The welcoming address to the representatives will be made by Dr. Elias Margolis of Mount Vermont, National Chairman of the United Synagogue Campaign for $500,000. Among the speakers will be Leo. J. Goldberger, Chairman, Greater New York Campaign; Mrs. Samuel Spiegel, President of the women’s League of the United Synagogue; S. Herbert Golden, President of the United Synagogue of America.

Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of the Dropsic College and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, will deliver the principal address at the dinner to the held in the evening.

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