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Convention of Orthodox Rabbis Mobilizes Membership for War Bond Campaign

The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, holding its 36th annual convention in the Hotel Ostend here, today adopted a resolution obligating every orthodox rabbi in the country to conduct a campaign in his congregation for the purchase of war bonds. The rabbis attending the convention immediately subscribed to $100,000 worth of bonds. Rabbi Hersh Manishevitz, who was the first to subscribe, pledged he would buy $10,000 worth of bonds.

The convention also adopted a resolution to draft all orthodox rabbis and spiritual leaders in the country for canvassing local Jewish communities in America for the Vaad Haazalah, the emergency fund for war-torn yeshivahs, which is resettling and maintaining refugee orthodox rabbinical students and yeshivahs in America, Palestine and other countries. A resolution expressing thanks to the Ezras Torah Fund for aiding hundreds of rabbinical families, scholars and students in European countries was similarly adopted by the convention.