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American Jews Lack United Representation, Prof. Brodetsky Reports in London

February 11, 1945
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Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, reporting today on his impressions of Jewish life in the United States, from where he recently returned, said that he had come to the conclusion that the most effective way of combining the Jews of America and England in a common effort would be to establish an unofficial unified body composed of those Jewish communities and any others which would like to join in meeting present and post-war Jewish problems.

There is no single body representing all American Jewry, Prof. Brodetsky declared. The American Jewish Conference represents an overwhelming majority of American Jews, but even this organization is not like the Board of Deputies of British Jews which represents all the Jews of England directly. Reporting on the Wise-Silver rift, Prof. Brodetsky expressed the hope that “means will be found shortly to solve this very important dispute and to put Palestine political work in the United States on the best possible basis.”

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