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Mizrachi Leader Urges Britain to Rectify Mistakes of Previous Regime

May 20, 1940
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An appeal to the British Government to “rectify the mistakes” of the previous regime and “lift the restrictions stifling us in Palestine” was voiced today by President Leon Gellman in an address opening the twenty-third annual convention of the Mizrachi Organization of America, religious Zionist group.

More than 500 delegates representing 25,000 members in 100 chapters throughout the United States and Canada are attending the three-day convention which this year has been dedicated to “Strengthening Traditional Judaism in America.” Because of the breakdown of Jewry in European lands overrun by the war, the convention will take steps to create a new spiritual center for orthodoxy in America, it was announced prior to the meeting.

A banquet in honor of Rabbi Wolf Gold, chairman of the Mizrachi World Center in Jerusalem, featured tonight’s session.

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