London (Jul. 6)
Replying to criticism of Chief Rabbi Hertz’ recent arge that Jewish children who were given sholter in Christian institutions during Nazi occupation are being “spiritually kidnapped,” Dayan Grunfeld, who is acting the Chief Rabbi because of the latter’s illness, today appealed to Christians to pport the commission set up to restore Jewish children to Judaism.
In a letter to the Times, Rabbi Grunfeld says that “no one in Israel fails appreciate the self-sacrifice and human kindness of those who, at grave risk to emselves, saved children from the terrible fate of their parents. The real tragic int is that there are individuals in convents who are refusing to restore these cildren to their ancestral faith or allow Jewish ministers to contact them.”