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Krass Presents Jewish View at North Carolina Symposium

Speaking here on the subject, “Why I Am a Jew,” at a Protestant-Catholic-Jewish symposium held at the University of North Carolina last week, Rabbi Nathan Krass of Temple Emanu-El, New York City, declared that one of the main reasons for his belief in the Jewish faith was probably because he was born and reared in it. It was his belief that one’s religion depends largely upon his geography and his racial antecedents. “We are born in one faith,” stated Rabbi Krass, “and it is usually in that faith we remain.”

The point of view of the Catholics was presented by Hon. R. D. Douglas, former Attorney General of North Carolina, and that of the Protestants by Dean Russell of the School of Religion of Duke University. At the conclusion of his plea for good-will among religions, in answer to a question, Dr. Krass was given a hearty ovation by the large audience which had assembled for the symposium.