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Yiddish Chair Opposed by Hebrew University Students; Threaten Strike

January 5, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The decision of the governing council of the Institute of Jewish Studies to accept the chair for the study of the Yiddish language and literature, offered by Mr. David Shapiro of New York to the Hebrew University, has called forth a storm of protest from the Hebrew youth in Palestine.

The Gedud Maginei Ha’ssafah, the youth organization for the protection of the Hebrew language, has issued proclamations protesting against the decision of the governing council. The protest movement is particularly felt among the university students who threaten to go on strike.

The contribution of Jews to the Christian religion was discussed by the Rev. Cornelius Clifford, pastor of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Whippany, N. J. and lecturer in philosophy in the Post-Graduate Department of Columbia University, who delivered the first of a series of six lectures on “The Papacy and Modern Men” at the residence of Clarence H. Mackay on Monday.

Father Clifford said Jesus and His mother, Mary, were Jews, and asserted that a Catholic was a “full-blown Jew.”

“We would have been impossible as a religious factor,” he said, “if the Jews had not come first.”

A mass meeting against the anti-Jewish outbreaks in Roumania was called for last night at the First Roumanian Congregation, Chicago, under the auspices of the United Roumanian Jews of Illinois.

The Rev. John Thompson, pastor of the First Methodist church; Miss Jane Addams; Judge John O’Connor, Judge Harry M. Fisher, Ald. Jacob M. Arvey and Rabbis B. Marcus and H. Goldstein were announced as the speakers.

Jewish employes in the New York post office substituted for the Christian fellow-workers in order that the latter might celebrate their Christmas holidays at home. This was the result of an agreement between the New York Letter Carriers’ Association and the Jewish Postal Workers League, whereby members of the latter organization would work on Christmas Day, in return for the Christian employes having extended a similar courtesy on the Jewish holidays.

Embracing the United Jewish Campaign and the United Palestiine Appeal, the United Jewish Appeal in Baltimore has been set for January 15 to January 23, inclusive.

Baltimore’s quota for three years, 1928 1920 and 1930 has been set for $750,000. L, Manuel Hendler is chairman of the campaign committee.

A campaign to raise $100,000 for the building fund of the Hebrew Women’s Home for Children in Hartford will start in that city on February 5, according to announcements made by Morris Older, president of the home and chairman of the site committee, he campaign will open with a dinner at Talmud Torah Hall. The building committee consists of Mr. Older, Ellik Nirestein, Barney Marcus, A. D. Goldberg, David Mitnick, Henry Selde, Herman Gross and Samuel H. Gross.

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