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Rabbinical Assembly Decides to Survey Attitude of Its Membership Towards Zionism

A resolution recommending the establishment by the Rabbinical Assembly of America of a special committee “to survey the attitude of its constituent membership towards Zionism and the Zionist-movement with particular reference to the maximum effectiveness of the organization in building Zionist life and thought” was adopted at the closing session of the 45th annual conference of the assembly, which concluded last night at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Robert Gordis was re-elected president.

Another resolution recommends that the new administration create a commission of rabbis and laymen for the special purpose of studying, revising and publishing a Code of Ethics to be circulated among rabbis as well as the lay officials of the country.

The conference also urged the establishment of a committee on college youth to evaluate the work done by the rabbinate on the college campus from the cultural and religious point of view. It also recommended enlargement of the Rabbinical Assembly and invited graduates of schools other than the Jewish Theological Seminary to join, with the provision that not more than fifty percent of those admitted during one year shall be non-Seminary graduates.

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