Zionist Commission to
Your society column letter was duly appreciated by me. Now that everyone is getting married I’ll have to look around and provide for myself here, don’t you think so? You may depend on my usual good taste in choosing the victim% (I’m not used to this machine).
Lunch is just over and I’ve eaten too much. The food here is very good tho expensive. Custom however ordains that two or three hours be consumed here in eating of lunch and the absorbing thereof, so my rotundity is flourishing without restraint. We’ve been in
For the last week I’ve been really working. Our American representatives have formally taken control of the Commission and I am officially its Secretary. The job entails lots of work viz. I must receive, investigate and answer all correspondence; I must submit any questions of importance to the Executive Committee for their decision and take proper action in accordance with their decision; I must be in contact with the local British Govt. Authorities at all times; besides which I must take care of Dr. Friedenwald and make sue he eats three meals daily and that he doesn’t forget to stop work at a reasonable time, and handle his personal finances for him etc. It’s lots of fun and I’m having a good time at it BUT I’M NOT LEARNING HEBREW. You see I believed that the local people would only speak their own language here and I would be compelled to learn it; but with German and English there is absolutely no occasion for it, and I haven’t the time or the patience for a teacher.
The people in Tel-Aviv are a very nice lot once you know them. The chances are that in the very near future we will be moving to
Write please lots and everything that’s happening. Home seems awfully far away and I haven’t received any letters in three weeks. They have been delayed in
There are rumours in
The Z.C has three ancient and honorable autos at its disposal. Each of the three has long been entitled to a decent burial but each of the three still manages to stagger about town once in a while bearing one of the dignified members about. How I miss my Ford, or even the Hudson.
Time for work! Love to everybody.
A kiss from Rudolf
There’s a little girl here who looks exactly like Buts.
*Amilie “Am” Katz nee Sonneborn:-b. Baltimore 1902; Oldest sister