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Fighting Between Wahabis and Bedouin Tribes in Transjordania Reported

February 23, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Fighting between the Bedouin tribes, who support the rule of Emir Abdullah in Transjordania and the Wahabis, is going on, according to unconfirmed reports received here.

It was stated that Ibn Saud, following his conquest of Mecca and Medina and the ousting of Hussein and his son, Ali, now intends to occupy a part of Transjordania and oust Emir Abdullah, the second son of Hussein.

Ibn Saud’s occupation of strategically important towns on the Transjordanian frontier menaces Abdullah’s position.


Harry Ziegler, prominent in Jewish circles in St. Louis, Mo., died last week. Mr. Ziegler was a board member of the Dorothy Drey Sommers Shelter Home.

More than 27,000,000 American children, Protestant, are unattached to any church or Sunday school, and receiving no religious instruction, according to Prof. Walter S. Athearn in his book, “Character Building in a Democracy.” Of this total number 8,000,000 are less than 10 years of age.

Of the 8,676,000 Catholic youth in the country less than 25 years of age, only 1,870,000 are in religious schools. Of the 1,630,000 Jewish young people of the corresponding age, only 87,000 are in religious schools. That is, nineteen out of twenty Jewish youths less than 25 receive no religious education in schools: three out of four Catholic youths, and two out of three Protestant. On the whole seven out of every ten young people in the United States are untouched by any organized religious education.

Morris A. Haas, cantor of the B’nai Jeshurun and Anse Chesed congregations, Cleveland, O., died last week. Cantor Haas was a composer of synagogue music and was active in Jewish weliare work. He was 62 years old.

Mlle, Maxa Nordau lectured in Cleveland yesterday under the auspices of the Jewish Center Men’s Club.

Sylvain Schnaittacher, one of the best known architects of California and designer of the new Temple Emantz-El, San Francisco, died last week.

He was a member of the California State Board of Architecture since its inception twenty-five years ago and was regional director for the western states of the American Institute of Architects.

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