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Greetings to Jewry from Leaders of U.S.

September 17, 1933
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nent disappearance of economic depression.”


Rep. Samuel Dickstein:

“The Jewish year 5694 which is about to begin, starts under auspices of sorrow for Israel.

“Our brethren in Germany have been suffering under terrific onslaught of the powers now in charge of that country and are looking for salvation to other brethren all over the world.

“American Israel has responded, wholcheartedly and is doing all in its power to restore our unhappy co-religionists to a position where they can live their lives as human beings. Unfortunately, our hands are tied and we cannot do more than express our sympathy and trust in divine prophets for an alleviation of conditions.”


Greetings from governors of states all over the country came voicing friendly messages to American and world Jewry. They are as follows:

Gov. Gifford Pinchot,


“I extend my heartiest greetings to all my many Jewish friends on the Rosh Hashanah, which begins the 5694th year. For many of the Jewish people in Central Europe, the past year has brought nothing but sorrow and persecution. But their unbounded faith and courage in the face of adversity has invited the admiration of the world. It is my sincerest wish that the immediate future may see a lightening of their burdens, and I join with their brethren in this country in wishing for them a happier and more prosperous New Year.”

Gov. B. M. Miller,


“Please permit me, through your publication, to extend to the Jewish people of America my most cordial greeting and good wishes to them on their New Year….

“I believe that better times are in store for us and my earnest hope is that in all that comes from better times, the Jewish people may share fully. I believe they really deserve it. Their loyalty and good citizenship is greatly appreciated.”

Gov. Wilbur L. Cross,


“It is a very great privilege to be able to greet the Jewry of the world on the occasion of the beginning of their year of 5694 through the courtesy of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. No force will be of greater value than the widest possible publicity of the problems touching the social and political development of Jewish groups, scattered in countries throughout the world. Sometimes these groups are made welcome by discriminating countries and sometimes they are made to feel the sting of prejudice through misunderstanding.

“Your agency is doing a distinct service to them and to the world in the spreading of news. Through wide knowledge comes the power of reform.”

Gov. Albert C. Ritchie,


“I am proud of the opportunity to extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to the Jews of the world on the occasion of their New Year, 5694, and to wish for my friends of this Faith much success and happiness. I am thankful for the high type of citizenship which so many of its people have brought to us, and am glad of the privilege of sending this message to them.”


Gov. Leslie A. Miller,


“I wish to extend my sincere greetings to the Jewish people throughout the universe as the annual observance of Rosh Hashanah approaches.

“The people of Wyoming, as well as throughout America, have been deeply shocked at the atrocities visited upon the Jewish population in Germany by the Hitler administration, and those indignities have been resented by all of the civilized world. However, the Jewish people have outlived all the centuries of persecutions of the past and they will survive this tyranny. They are more proud than ever of their lineage, and persecution cannot crush them.”

Gov. Alf M. Landon,


“I take great pleasure in extending my congratulations to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and through this organization, to the Jews of our State, as well as the Jews of America, upon the loyal and patriotic support that has been given by the Jews to the upholding of law and order in my State, and generally throughout the country….

“On this New Year’s, I wish to extend my congratuations and express the hope that never, in this country, will there be any hatred

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