Public Seders Thrill Visitors to Palestine
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Public Seders Thrill Visitors to Palestine

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Never before has Palestine celebrated Passover in such a grand and glorious manner as this year, with the country astride the peak of prosperity.

Public Seders were held all over the country for tourists who arrived in Palestine for the special purpose of witnessing the Passover celebrations here. A Seder was arranged in the Menorah Club in Jerusalem and attended by Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Organization, Prof. Selig Brodetsky and other members of the World Zionist Executive.

The High Commissioner of Palestine visited the Samaritans and witnessed their Passover ceremony of sacrificing a lamb on Mount Gerisim, in accordance with the Bible. The Samaritan High Priest offered a special prayer. The High Commissioner was asked by the Samaritans for government assistance to build a Samaritan Synagogue.

All the stores in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were overcrowded with Jews doing their Passover shopping.

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