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Source: Jewish Messenger
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 4 October 1901
Volume number: 90
Issue number: 14
Pagination: 6

[untitled]. Jewish Messenger 4 Oct. 1901 v90n14: p. 6.
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McKinley memorialization (Boston, MA); William McKinley (death: religious response); William McKinley (death: public response: criticism).
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William McKinley.



     The proposition of the Congregation “Anshi Poland” of Boston to erect a McKinley Memorial Synagogue does credit to their patriotic zeal, but it is open to an objection which need not be stated here, as it will present itself readily to the reader, and it is not of a religious character. If congregations of the Boston type wish to show due reverence to William McKinley and respect to the country which secures them full civil and religious liberty, there is a simple expedient which they could adopt. Let them change their corporate names as “Men of Poland,” “Men of Russia,” and the rest, and not appear as foreigners on their very synagogue doors. It is poor return to American hospitality to call themselves “Men of Russia” or “Men of Hungary.” It is no object lesson to their children in patriotism.



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