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Winant Urged to Intervene for Refugees Stranded in Japan

A conference of fifty leading rabbis of England, Scotland and Wales, meeting here under the auspices of the Keren Hatorah, voted yesterday to send a deputation to the American Ambassador to England, John G. Winant, requesting his intervention for the purpose of obtaining visas to the United States for Jewish religious leaders of Poland and Lithuania who are stranded in Japan.

The conference is also considering the advisability of sending a rabbinical delegation to the Polish and Czech governments, asking them to bring their military exemption law in harmony with the British laws insofar as the rabbinate is concerned.