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Chancellor Receives Rabbis’ Delegation

January 4, 1929
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Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine, granted an audience to Rabbi Aaronson and Rabbi Benzion Uziel of Jaffa.

The High Commissioner told the delegation that the building of the Jewish National Home requires three things, idealistic devotion, national unity and a sound economic policy.

The High Commissioner also received the Executive Committee of the National Council of Palestine Jewry. The conversation lasted an hour and questions pertaining to the organization of the Kenesseth Israel, immigration and the Wailing Wall dispute, were discussed. The High Commissioner again stressed that Palestine Jewry must be united. For the increase of immigration, suitable conditions must first be created. The colonies he visited must become self-supporting, he said.

Emil Leitner has been elected to the board of directors of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association of the Bronx, according to an announcement by M. Maldwin Fertig, president of the institution.

Mr. Leitner has been active in many communal and civic movements and recently was the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner by the Bronx Division of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies. He also is actively interested in the Bronx Hospital, the Bronx Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and other civic enterprises.

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