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Dr. Herzog Deplores Class War Among Palestine Jews

April 18, 1937
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Dr. Isaac Herzog, addressing a farewell mass meeting before leaving for Jerusalem to take up his duties as chief rabbi of Palestine, deplored last night what he called the spirit of class hatred and class war among Jews of the Holy Land.

Dr. Herzog told the meeting, arranged by Mizrachi, the religious Zionist organization, that his task as chief rabbi was the most difficult in Jewry.

“Zionism’s program seems only concerned with the material aspect of the Jewish national home,” he declared. “Its program only means the rebuilding of Palestine in the economic direction with the necessary international guarantees.

“A restored Judea without a specific attitude on great questions of human mind and heart is inconceivable. The Jewish national home without a specifically world outlook is unimaginable.”

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