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Hebrew World Congress Plans Discussed at Conference Opened in Berlin

June 23, 1931
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A Conference of Hebraists from various European countries, America and Palestine was opened here at the Beth Am today, to make preparations for the Hebrew World Congress which is to be held in Jerusalem next summer. Mr. Simon Rawidowicz, who opened the Conference, said that the Hebrew World Congress for which they were preparing would reinfuse the Diaspora with Hebrew language and culture, with Hebrew education and literature. It would find means of maintaining the Hebraism of Palestine and would proceed to create a Hebraist World Organisation of 100,000 members each paying an annual contribution of two dollars. Berlin, where Jewish reform and assimilation began, he said, will also be the centre from which we shall start the Hebrew revival movement.

Dr. Simon Bernfeld, Mr. Jacob Kahan, Dr. Max Soloweitschik, Dr. Shapiro, of Kovno, Dr. Simon Rawidowicz, and Dr. Meir Pines, were elected members of the Presidium. Addresses were delivered by Dr. Shmarayahu Levin, Mr. Jacob Kahan, Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, Dr. Max Soloweitschik, Mr. Moses Kleinman, editor of the “Haolom”, Mr. Heftman, editor of the Warsaw Hebrew daily “Hayom”, and Dr. Alexander Rosenfeld.

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