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Soon after the last annual meeting, a letter * was received from the Rabbins of Aden, supplementing the information given to Mr.
Alfred Falk during his
visit to the Jewish Quarter of Aden, on the 10th December, 1874. j- The letter gives a fair view of the condition and the educational requirements of the Jewish Community at Aden. The correspondents transmitted at the same time letters which they had received from Sanaa, in Yemen (Southern Arabia).J
The correspondence thus opened, has, on the part of the Association, been sedulously kept up. In October 1875, Mr. M. Brasch of London, proposed, whilst making a short stay at Aden, to have an interview with the leading Jewish inhabitants, and to convey to them such intelligence as the Association might desire to send. Letters were accordingly addressed to the principal Jews of that place, containing inquiries concerning the proposal that a Jewish School should be formed at Aden under the auspices of the Association. Mr. Brasch was also the bearer of a letter addressed to the principal Jews in Sanaa, in reply to their continued complaints of the ill-treatment which the Jewish population had to endure from the Maho-medan population.
Although eventually Mr. Brasch was prevented from visiting the Jews' Quarter of Aden, lie was enabled to
* Reprinted in Appendix E., p. 51.
-\- See Fourth Annual Report, pp. 'J 3-47.
+ See Appendix F., p. 52.
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