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addressed two or three months ago to the " Anglo-Jewish Association" on this subject; if you have not, pray do read it. It explains the end and aim of the Institution, and gives some idea of the difficulties it has to contend with. At that time there was about £i ,000 in hand ; but during the spring M. Netter pushed the cultivation as much as his means permitted ; the expenses were in proportion, and now all the money left is ^350. The number of children has increased to 20, and the building (additional room being required) ought to be taken up again after harvest. Where is the money to come from ? I have made a first gift of 50,000 francs, after that a second one, in the form of an advance, and together with M. Netter, of 2,000 francs. I called it an advance for several reasons, which it is useless to explain here. Now I am quite disposed to do more, but the requirements of such an undertaking are so vast, and will continue to be so for several years to come, that it becomes a load too heavy for one man to carry. I think an appeal to the Jewish public in England, Germany, and perhaps also in the United States, will be the best if not the only means of collecting a large sum of money. Whether such an appeal ought to be made and in what way, is a question to be decided by the " Anglo-Jewish Association" for England, and the recently formed similar Institution at Vienna, for Austria. As regards the German Empire, we should, perhaps, have to address ourselves to the Committee of the Alliance at Berlin. An appeal to the general public is a step that ought not to be taken lightly. It would be much preferable if the " Anglo-Jewish Association " had the means and the will to come to the aid of the Agricultural School in a more private way, and the same holds good for the Vienna Association, although this latter is hardly yet constituted. As to the Alliance of Paris, its limited means are hardly sufficient for the many things it has already on hand, and besides, the Jaffa School owes already about 12,000 francs to the Alliance. It is almost superfluous to state that any influence the "Anglo-Jewish Association'' wishes to have in the management of the Jaffa Institution will be gladly conceded. It is a work that ought to be undertaken in common by the different Jewish Associations. "Z' Universalite de I'Alliance,'" which is so desirable, and which is somewhat threatened by the establishment of the different separate Associations, would be greatly strengthened (in fact established, for it has no existence yet in reality) by such a concurrence of all in one great enterprize.
I trust you will think the matter of sufficient importance to bring it before the Committee of your Association. It is not less pressing than important. There is no money left, and surely the Jaffa Institution cannot be abandoned.
Jn the report alluded to, it is stated that the amount of money the In-
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