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Rutenberg Hits U.S. Yiddish Press for Criticism of Unity Plan

November 17, 1940
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Pinchas Rutenberg today replied to criticism of his unity plan voiced by the American Yiddish press.

“We are here on the edge of an abyss, trying to liberate ourselves from ruinous, talkative, petty differences and fights and to unite forces and adapt our life to the emergency,” Rutenberg stated to JTA. “The Jewish press in America cannot afford, in the present circumstances, to interfere with ignorant, futile, irresponsible discussions in our life. Our disaster would be American Jewry’s disaster. It is the duty of the press to learn the facts, understand and help. Otherwise, do not interfere. The situation is grave.”

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