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star and her two children the supporting actors of the Hebrew Operatic and Dramatic Society. The trio presented Life in Egypt, a piece described in the press as "a comic operetta." According to the newspaper, it was expected that the audience would include "a large turnout of Jewish and Gentile citi­ zens, as a Hebrew opera is a novelty in the West ." 2 2 T o attract a goodly attendance the advance notices announced that the children virtuosi would also present "a programme of specialties" in song and 2 1 A n editorial in the Canadian Israelite, November 17

While satisfactory to Jewish par- ties for the time being, this clarification of the law would later be used against the Folkists. Poor Jewish election turn-out and electoral gerrymandering to favour Polish candidates notwithstanding, the Folkists capitalized on their large popularity base in Warsaw to win 38.1 per cent of the Jewish vote there and two mandates to the Sejm. They also benefited from the Bund’s boycott of the elections in Warsaw as Bundists preferred to support the Folkists over other Jewish Workers’ parties as a strategy to weaken the Zionists

– who opposed the WZO’s gradualism and willingness to compromise, began organizing in Canada in 1926, during Jabotinsky’s North American tour.65 While the turnout to his lectures was small, a few enthusiasts were recruited. During a tour of Canada in 1935, however, he received a warmer reception and favourable com- ment in the Jewish press. Toronto’s Hebrew Journal stated that Jabotinsky ‘deserves to be heard with all due respect,’ while the Keneder Adler regarded his criticisms of Weizmann as ‘salutary and necessary.’ The Chronicle argued that ‘we should re-study the