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Advises Youth to Steer Clear of Nationalism

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Speaking last night at the closing session of the twenty-sixth annual convention of Young Judaea, held at the Hotel St. Charles here, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver of Cleveland, urged Jewish youth to shy away from those rabid forms of nationalism and Fascism which are driving the #ations to war

“The youth of the world”, he said, “is being stampeded into arrogant militant nationalism and racialism, which will destroy the western world.

“We Zionists,” he went on to say,” reject utterly such desruptive concepts of race and nation. We aim to complete the deficient political life of our people through the reestablishment of the national Jewish home. Beyond that we reach out for the fullest international cooperation.”


The reorientation of the Young Judaean program so that it may prepare American-Jewish youth for emigration to Palestine, was urged by Maurice Samuel, in his conclusion of a panel discussion on “Whither Young Judaea.”

Increasing insecurity and hostility which the Jew is meeting in the Diaspora, he declared, is making the question of mass migration to Palestine not a question of the distant future but of the immediate present.

The convention was also addressed by Charles A. Cowen of New York.

Resolutions were adopted by the convention calling for an expansion of the educational facilities of the organization. Another resolution supported the boycott, sponsored by the non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, against German goods and services as long as the Hitler regime remain sin power.

Officers elected at the convention included Governor Herbert H. Lehman of New York, honorary president; Louis P. Rocker of New York, Lawrence Meyer of New York, Frank Rubin of Boston, Edward Vajda of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Claire B. Shanas of Chicago, vice-presidents; Racille Srolovitz, secretary, and David Levine, treasurer.

The National Advisory Board consists of Dr. Cyrus Adler of Philadelphia; Dr. I. M. Rubinow of Cincinnati; Rabbi Stephen S. Wise of New York, and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach of Philadelphia.

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