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Clergyman Scores Missionary Work As Un-christian

January 3, 1929
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A plea that the Christian church in America cease all proselytising work among American Jews on the ground that all such missionary activities are un-Christian is contained in an article in the forthcoming issue of “The Jewish Tribune,” out tomorrow.

The writer, Dr. Edward L. Hunt, is the former pastor of the Washington Memorial Church, a member of the Committee on Friendship between Jews and Christians of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ, and director of America’s Good Will Union.

Dr. Hunt also scores missionary activities as “futile, inefficient and un-American.”

Contrary to the expectation in some circles. Mrs. Henry Moscowitz. who was considered Governor Smith’s closest adviser, will not continue as confidential adviser to his successor in office, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Governor Smith has been quoted as having said to Mr. Roosevelt that he never had made an important move in his four administrations without first consulting Mrs. Moskowitz.

Neither Mrs. Moskowitz nor her husband, Dr. Henry Moskowitz, has held any salaried office during the administrations of Governor Smith, although it is understood that Mrs. Moskowitz was urged to accept appointment in the State service.

Mrs. Moskowitz’s withdrawal from the State publicity work will in no way affect her position as Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, in charge of publicity.

She will retain for her own use the offices on the seventh floor of No. 331 Madison Ave., New York.

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