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Orthodox Jew Presents Sobieski’s Historic Horn to Marshal Pilsudski

September 15, 1933
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A historic ivory horn which the great Polish king and hero, Jan Sobieski, received from the city of Vienna in 1683, in grateful recognition of his victory over the Turks, was presented to Marshal Josef Pilsudski today by Simon Fischel, a Jewish resident of Strasbourg, France. The presentation was made at the Belvidere palace in the presence of the Polish consul stationed at Strasbourg, who accompanied M. Fischel to Warsaw.

Mr. Fischel, an orthodox Jew, acquired the trophy ten years ago at a sale of a part of the collection of the former Russian czar, paying ten thousand dollars for it.


Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I am submitting to you a copy of the letter sent to representatives of the Rabbinate explaining the traditional policy of New York University in cooperating with the religious observances of Jewish students.

Some time last year, the final examinations for the present summer term were accidentally scheduled to take place on the first day of the Jewish Holy Days. At the beginning of the summer session, Mr. Charles P. Barry, Director of the Summer Term, discovered the error and made plans to notify all instructors that the examinations would take place on September 19 for evening students and September 20 for day students.

We would be grateful if you would call the attention of the Jewish public to these facts through your publication.

Sincerely yours,

M. M. Kussellman.

Sept. 11, 1933.

(Mr. Barry’s letter, addressed to Rabbis Predmesky and Reichman, follows.)

August 24, 1933.

Dear Sirs:

I wish to confirm our conversation of yesterday morning in which I informed you that Washington Square College had already made arrangements so that the final examinations of the summer term would not take place on September 21, the first day of the Jewish Holy Days. Evening students will take their examinations on September 19 and day students will take their examinations on September 20.

I would like to take this opportunity to assure you, as official representatives of the Jewish Rabbinate, that at no time are students required to attend school on Saturday or any holiday and whenever a conflict arises in connection with an examination, we have always in the past and will continue in the future to cooperate with the religious affiliations of any student.

With best wishes for the coming New Year and kindest personal regards,

Sincerely yours,

Charles Patrick Barry,

Director of the Summer Term.

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