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High Commissioner Attends the Habimah Jubilee Performance

December 23, 1928
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Greets Hebrew Players; Meets Chaim Nachman Bialik (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The tenth anniversary performance of the Habimah, the Hebrew players troupe from Moscow, was attended last night by Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine, and other officials of the Palestine government.

M. M. Ussishkin, head of the Jewish National Fund, welcomed the High Commissioner upon his arrival, when he was given an enthusiastic ovation by the audience.

The High Commissioner, ascending the stage, greeted the Hebrew players and expressed his wish that the Habimah “bring to all Jewry the spirit of Palestine and the revival of Israel.”

The actors received ovations following the performance and were showered with flowers and gifts.

An interesting scene was enacted when the High Commissioner and the Hebrew poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik, were introduced to each other during the intermission.

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