The official attitude of the Jewish community of Lemberg towards the anti-Jewish outbreak and the fabrication of a false charge which caused the disturbance was defined in a resolution adopted by the Lemberg Kehillah, which held a special session on Tuesday with the participation of the local rabbinate.
The resolution repudiates the charge that Jewish girls were guilty of profanation or mockery at a Catholic procession. The Jewish youth, reared in a traditional spirit, respects the religious feelings of others and is not capable of committing the offense described in the false rumors. The insinuation that such an offense was committed is a malicious libel, the resolution declares.
The Lemberg Kehillah further expressed its sharp protest against the perpetrators of the disturbance on Monday which placed the life and property of the Jewish population of the city in jeopardy. It called upon the authorities to take such measures as would guarantee law and order. The meeting further issued an appeal to the Jewish population of Lemberg to make contributions toward a fund for the reconstruction of the Jewish institutions wrecked in the riots.
A delegation representing the Zionist Executive of Eastern Galicia conferred with the Wojewoda on Tuesday, expressing its protest against the vandalistic acts committed on the peaceful Jewish population. The governor condemned the excesses and stated he had issued orders that those guilty of the misdeeds be tried as offenders.
The report issued on Monday by the Eastern News Agency, alleging that rabbis had called on the Catholic consistory expressing regret at the alleged insult to the Catholic procession, was unfounded, it was established.
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