Rabbis’ Convention Seeks to Strengthen Orthodox Judaism in America

At the closing session of the semiannual convention of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, Wednesday in Brooklyn, many resolutions were adopted with a view to strengthening orthodox Jewry in America. Several speakers addressed the convention on behalf of orthodox institutions and seven rabbis were accepted as new members of the “Agudath Ha’ Rabonim.”

Among the resolutions adopted is one that protests against the issuance of “Hechsherim,” or certificates of kashruth, by conservative rabbis, which the orthodox rabbis refuse to recognize. It was also decided that the orthodox rabbis of America help in the fight against calendar reform and a committee was appointed for this purpose.

Among the other resolutions which were adopted are: To appoint a committee of orthodox rabbis that is to tour the country for the purpose of strengthening orthodox Judaism in the land. To support the Jewish Agency, as well as the orthodox Zionist “Mizrachi” organization, in all their efforts on behalf of Palestine. To call upon American Jewry to support the Yeshivas and orthodox charitable institutions now existing in Palestine. To call upon American Jewry to buy Palestine products, and especially wines for Passover. To support the Yeshivas in Poland, Lithuania and other East-European countries. To support the Yeshiva College in New York as well as the orthodox parochial schools in the metropolis and in other cities. To support the Sabbath Observance League in its efforts to establish a 5-day week in various industries.

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