Zionist Commission to
The excitement is over – the American Delegation has left and departed yesterday morning. I went to bed Friday eve at about 8 and slept until Saturday morning at 10. We had all had an invitation to super at Yellin – president of Vaad Ha’ir,
Stuffed Eggs with sliced tomatoes & cucumbers
Stuffed Roast Chicken
Mash Potatoes made into flat balls and fried
Sugar melons (like casaba only larger)
Nuts and “mish-mash” (like apricots)
Liquers (Benedictine, Kummel, Cherry Brandy,
Cigars (Coronas) and cigarettes
You can understand why after several such meals last week combined with the daily work and worries with that American crowd that I need Cascara. I’m alright now of course, after a good Shabbes rest.
We entertained last week –
Major Watson, adjctant to Gen. Allenby.
General Clayton, Chief Political officer
Spanish, French and Italian Consuls
The American Commission has left Jerusalem and we felt have impressed them (so far as they are impressionable) with the fact that we are in “dead earnest” about Zionism, and whether the local Jews are split up as the means of dealing with our aims, all are united in its fundamental principles – a fact which they made every effort to disprove, encouraged by one Capt. Yale, formerly of the Standard Oil Co. and a most unattractive and prejudiced person. On arriving in
Several days ago one Capt. Levin of U.S. Artillery A.E.F., of Detroit U.S.A, wandered into town, having been sent by Weitzman and Frankfurter from
Levin, by the way, is a nice fellow, graduated 1916 from
This letter is most disjointed and makes little sense. I’ve started it at 9 and been interrupted steadily until now it’s 12.30. I’m turning my job, by degrees over to Nurock*, a young fellow who has come here from
By the way today’s my birthday! I’ve almost forgotten it. Whew! 21. We’ll save the celebration till I return home. Tonight we have dinner for
Your telegram of congratulations arrived – thanks – I was glad to hear that you’re all well. But no letters have come for over two weeks. D-m the gippies. Which reminds me – Dr. F. has learned to swear quite fluently since he’s been here – and occasions for its use are quite numerous.
All is well and we’re quite happy, tho homesick.
Love – lots of it,
Dr. Brett is out of hospital and is back again with his battalion, stationed at Ludd. I hope to see him soon.
*Nurock, Max:- b.England 1894 - lives in
*Bentwich, Norman:- b.London 1883 – d. London 1970’s; Lawyer, teacher, writer, Zionist; Judicial Advisor in Palestine to the British Mandatory Government; Deputy of League of Nations; High Commissioner for Refugees from Germany after 1933.