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Jerusalem Rabbis Attend Cathedral Service

December 10, 1923
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Thanks-giving service in celebration of the Sixth Anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem by General Allenby’s forces was held at the St. George Cathedral here Sunday. Governor Storrs of Jerusalem acted as host to a select gathering representing the various communities-Moslemm Jewish and Christian. Sir Herbert Samuel, the High Commissioner, and all the highest officials attended the service, as did also the two Chief Rabbis, the Rev. Isaac Kuk, representing the Ashkenazic Jewish community and Rabbi Jacob Mayer, the Sephardic Jewish community. The service was conducted in English, Arabic and Hebrew. Among the conspicuous absentees were Cardinal Barlassina, the Latin patriarch, and Mufti Husseini, the highest Moslem dignitary in the land.

The services Saturday in all synagogues were interrupted long enough for resolutions to be adopted protesting against the suggestion that the Orthodox Jews of Palestine were pleased with the thought that Sir Herbert Samuel was to resign. The resolution affirms the confidence of Orthodox Jews in the High Commissioner and expresses the wish that Sir Herbert will long remain in office.

The suggestion that Sir Herbert intended to resign and that Orthodox Jews were satisfied that he should, was made by Israel de Haas, a local correspondent for a London newspaper.

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