Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Palestine Telegraphic Agency Despatches


“La Juive,” the opera by Halevy, has been prohibited in Jerusalem by the Palestine Government, as a result of the protests of Catholic circles here. The Government hesitated for some time before ordering that no further performances be given.

Cardinal Giori was the chief complainant against the opera, claiming that the last act in which a Cardinal is depicted as the father of a child is shocking to the religious feelings of the Catholics. In demanding the prohibition of the opera, the Catholic leaders referred to the article in the Palestinian Mandate forbidding plays which may be insulting to any of the religious communities.

Recommended from JTA