These refugees are huddled in im
provised lodging houses, in stables
and basements and in the ruins of
The soup kitchens are mobbed
every day, and, while they give aid
to a few hundred, needy -thousands
are on lin.e clamoring for the ele
mentary needs of existence.
' The misery of Palestine is an old
'Story. Cut off from communication
with Europe, upon whose capital it
lives, its crops wasted, its fields fal
low and the plague destroying the
orange crop the inhabitants of Pal
estine are indeed in a sorry plight
Chicago Jews, capitalist and work
ing class, in "mansions and in slums,
fix their thoughts tomorrow on the
Jewish tragedy in Western Europe.
Jan. 27 is .ploclaimed bv President
Wilson to be Jewish Relief Day. Chi- i
cago Jews will hold five big mass
meetings to raise money to help mil
lions of the race in Galicia, Poland
and Palestine struck by the war
storm and made homeless, sick and
Five million dollars is the sum
American Jewish Relief committee
aims at raising tomorrow. At that,
it is said, only about a dollar apiece
would be realized for the broken war
victims who have no nation of their
own, but belong to all nations.
Julius Rosenwald of the national
committee was asked by a Day Book
reporter for a 'statement on the sit
uation. He said:
"I would have to refer you to the
Chicago committee. I want to' be
"In Russia, Poland and Galicia is
a situation without parallel," said
Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch. "War, pesti
lence and famine has been the fate of
millions of Jews. It has leveled poor
and well-to-do and rich. They are
hopeless, helpless. The relief so far
accomplished is about equal to what
the boy did when he tried to bail out
the ocean with his toy bucket The
need for rescue is greater now than
at any previous time since the war
Mass meetings have been called for
Congregation Anshe Keneses
Israel, Couglas blvd. and Homan av.
Congregation Chave Sholom, Ash
land blvd. and Polk st.
Congregation B'nai Reuben, 1105
South Paulina st.
Hyde Park Masonic Temple, 51st
and Michigan av.
Congregation Tifereth Zion, 1243
North Lincoln av.
Among the speakers are: Gov.
Dunne, State's Att'y Hoyne, Senators
Lewis and Sherman, Cong1. Sabath,
Mayor Thompson, Rabbis Emil G.
Hirsch, Epstein, Silber, Goldenson,
H. Horwich, Judges Mack, Pam, Hor
ner, Scully, Fisher.
A telegraph statement to The Day
Book from Jacob HT Schiff of New
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