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Papini’s “life of Christ” Will Be Filmed Without Prejudice to Jews, Production Manager Assures

October 17, 1924
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Papini’s “Life of Christ”, which will be reproduced on the screen by First National Films, Inc., New York, will be filmed in a non-sectarian way and without prejudice to the Jews, declared R.A. Rowland, Production Manager of First National Films, Inc., in a letter addressed to Rabbi Edward L. Israel of Har Sinai Congregation of this city.

Rabbi Israel, having learned that First National Films had purchased the right of filming Papini’s work under a contract obliging the producers to “follow the book closely”, expressed fear that it might result in spreading religious prejudice and ill-will toward Jews. He, therefore, addressed a letter to the Company, asking what were the intentions of the producers in this regard.

The Production Manager, in his reply, confirmed the intention of the Company to film the book, which will take not less than a year. He assured the Rabbi, however, that the work will be done “in such a manner that will bring commendations from a humanitarian standpoint and ill will from none.”


Judge Irving Lehman of the Court of Appeals, has resigned today from the presidency of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association at Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Daily Bulletin learns. Mr. Sol M. Stroock, a well known lawyer, who has been active in arranging the $100 dinner which will open Federation’s drive for $1,250,000 on October 26, has been elected to fill the office. M. Warburg in 1916. Judge Lehman resigned because he is obliged to spend most of his time in Albany where the Court of Appeals sits but he will continue to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Y. M. H. A.


Acommittee of the Federation of Polish Jews in America has secured permission to erect a monument on Madison Square to the memory of Chaim Solomon, the patriotic American Jew of the days of the American Revolution. In view of Chaim Solomon’s great admiration of James Madison, Madison Square was chosen as the most fitting spot for the memorial.

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