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East European Jews Face Crisis, Rabbi Jung States

European Jewry is facing one of the major crises of its history, declared Rabbi Leo Jung, of the Jewish Center, after his return from a three-month trip abroad. He attended the conference of rabbis and Jewish leaders of nineteen Eastern and Central European countries at Marienbad, Czechoslovakia.

Rabbis attending the conference expressed grave concern over the Jewish institute of culture and religion that are being weakened as a result of the destitution of East European Jews, said Dr. Jung. He praised the Joint Distribution Committee for stressing the need and importance of spiritual assistance as well as physical aid for distressed Jews of Europe in its appeal to American Jews.