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Rabbis Convention Urges Intensification of War Against Social Injustice

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Man’s inhumanity to man as embodied in such social injustices as strikes, class oppression, racial discrimination, will be more vigorously opposed henceforth by the Jewish Reform Radopted Resolutions to this effect were adopted yesterday by the Central Conference of American Raldus in session here. Acnon was recommended and based upon the report of the social justice commission.

The commission is composed of the leading rabbis, the chaiman being Rabbi Ephraim Frisch.

“We feel that the time has come for our conference to face the serious and pressing problem of its obligation to the field of social justice,” read the commission’s report “It is our ## that the conference has contented itself with ## limited program of ## in this direction and, furthermore that these activities have been of too general and theoretical a character. It is high time that we envisaged more comprehensively our large and solec## obligations in this field of labor in the light of the ever-growing industrialization of modern life. of the spread of imperialism, of the rise of the tides of race and color and of the undi## dangers from miltarism. It is not too much to expect of this conference tolook upon its social justice work as having a proper claim on its attention. To minimize the urgency and extent of this work means to fail to comprehend the challenge of the new era in which we live.”

The committee appointed to investigate the feasibility of the Central Conference of American Rabbis creating a committee on the development of a reform movement in Palestine is to make a study of the ways and means for the furtherance of such a movement. The Chairman of this committee is Edward N. Calisch.

The Commission on Jewish Education of which Dr. David Philipson is chairman, declared that the interest in Jewish education is continually increasing in this country and that “the greatest of our problems is how to keep burning the flags of religious interest and enthusiasm in our moderate American environment. The pitfall of divorcing Jewish culture and education from the religious contents must be avoided.”

Evolution is compatible with Jewish religion because “evolution is the name for an aspect of God’s present activity, it is the description of his creative ability,” said Dr. Israel H. Mattuck of London, England, addressing the Central Conference of American Rabbis here yesterday at the services held in the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mattuck delivered the sermon lecture. his topic being “The Conception of God in its Relation to some Aspects of Modern Thought and Life.”

Dr. Max X. Currick, of Eric, Pa., in his conference sermon declared that many non-Jews often praise the three pillars of Jewish strength and solidarity; our wholesome family life, our pure religion and our pious attitude towards our departed.

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