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James Waterman Wise Named Director of Avukah

January 16, 1929
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James Waterman Wise, son of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, has been appointed Director of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation, it was announced by the National Executive Committee of that organization. He is the author of a number of books, the last of which, “Jews Are Like That,” published under (###)he pseudonym of Analyticus.

The Avukah has branches in thirty American colleges, at which it is the representative of the Zionist Movement.

Upon taking up the position of executive secretary of Avukah, Mr. Wise made the following statement:

“I welcome the opportunity to enter into the work of Avukah. The purposes of serving in the upbuilding of a Jewish Palestine by American Jewish students, and of creating a rich cultural Jewish life here, seem to me to be eminently worth-while. They represent that courageous, self-respecting, Jewish attitude, which is fundamental to an intelligent understanding of Jewish problems and of the place which the Jew must occupy in world affairs today.”

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