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Samaritans Preserve Old Holy Scrolls

August 2, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A denial that a split exists in the Samaritan sect there was made by the High Priest of the Samaritans in a letter published in the “Ha’aretz,” Hebrew daily.

The “Al Jedid,” Palestine Arab newspaper published in Caire, had printed a report that there was a dispute between the sect and its priests. The Arab paper stated that a family had complained to the District Officer of an alleged sale of the Scrolls of the Law.

It was proved that the Scrolls, handed down to the Samaritans for innumerable generations, are intact in the old synagogue the High Priest declared.


Six state and regional Federations of Y. M. and Y. W. H. A’s. and Jewish Community Centers have already arranged to hold their conventions this year, according to a statement issued by the Jewish Welfare Board.

The Federations, as well as the individual organizations comprising them, are affiliated with the Welfare Board which provides a field secretary for each Federation and the constituent associations.

The New York State Federation Convention will be held at Buffalo, N. Y.; and that of the Associated Y. M. and Y. W. H. A’s. of New England at Salem, Mass. The New Jersey Federation convention will take place in October in Asbury Park; the Pennsylvania Federation. October 24th and 25th at Scranton; the Metropolitan League on October 31st at the Ninety-second street Y. M. H. A. New York City; and the Middle Atlantic States Federation on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, at Newport News, Va.

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