Rabbis Draft Program on Palestine

The Rabbinical Assembly spent the greater part of the closing day of its three-day 37th annual convention today in executive session drafting a program on Palestine. Adoption of resolutions and lection of officers were scheduled. The 150 rabbis were meeting at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

The discussion on Palestine revolved about a report submitted by a committee of which Rabbi Simon Greenberg, of Philadelphia, vice-president of the assembly, was chairman.

Yesterday, the assembly failed to take final action on the proposal for reforming Jewish divorce laws to permit an “agunah, ” or deserted woman, to obtain a divorce. The proposal of Rabbi Louis Epstein, of Boston, to that effect was referred to the committee on Jewish law of the assembly for further study after four hours’ discussion.

One reason for the postponement of a final vote until next year was the illness of Rabbi Louis Ginzberg, who has been at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

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