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Reform Rabbis Urged to Back Neutrality Act Penalizing Treaty-breaking Nations

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The Committee on International Peace of the Central Conference of American Rabbis today urged the 50th anniversary convention, being held at the Hotel Mayflower with 200 rabbis attending, to favor a revision of the Neutrality Act which would make a distinction between “treaty-keeping and treaty-breaking nations.”

Last night, Bishop James E. Freeman, addressing a convention dinner, pleaded that all religions combat the spread of racial prejudice. The problem is a common one, he said. “No religious body, no matter how strong, how autonomous, can afford to stand alone. We need a common denominator. It is impossible for any religious body to feel security while alone. Some kind of federation embracing the forces representing all religions on the American continent is needed. All the Republic is imperilled by race prejudice in the United States. The situation is desperately dangerous. It’s got to be stopped.”

Dr. Simon Greenberg, of the Rabbinical Assembly, organization of Conservative rabbis, urged Jews to establish closer relations with other religious organizations, but declared that first Jewish factions must end their own differences.

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