Conference of Rabbis Hears Demand for Control of Industry
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Conference of Rabbis Hears Demand for Control of Industry

In his paper on “The Concept of God in Jewish Life and Literature” read before the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Dr. Bernard Heller, of Ann Harbor, Mich., criticized the attempts of a certain school of Jewish thinkers who, he said, “have attempted to dovetail the implied creed and implicit character of Judaism with the ideologies of modern Humanism, secular Hebraism and a non-religious or even irreligious type of nationalism. These scholars, he warned, believe that “allegiance to the Jewish people rather than to the Jewish religion is supreme and cardinal in Jewish life.”

Delegates to the convention attended prayer sessions all this morning.

Strong demands for social control of the profit system, for unemployment insurance, for a greater curb on manufacturers under the industrial recovery act, and for justice toward the Negro came yesterday from delegates attending the convention.

The delegates overwhelmingly adopted a series of progressive mea-