New York (Sep. 8)
Designed to stimulate Jewish parents to give their children a religious education, “Jewish Education Month” began today with a message of endorsement by President Truman, addressed to the American Association for Jewish Education. The President’s message reads as follows:
“I am very glad to learn that under the leadership of the American Association for Jewish Education, the Jewish community in the United States is organizing Jewish Education Month and Week, to call upon Jewish parents to provide their children with a basic education in the religion of their forefathers.
“We are living through difficult times: through a period of readjustment from war and through the difficult effort to secure for the whole world the blessings of enduring peace. At such a time, we need to draw upon all of the resources human beings can command. Not least of these are our spiritual resources.
“If we are to avoid embitterment, intolerance, discord and war, if we are to preserve and advance the blessings of democracy, if we are to spread recognition of the oneness of God and the brotherhood of man, we must bring up our children in accordance with our profound religious and spiritual ideas. American Jewish parents who respond to the call to provide every American Jewish child with religious education, will be rendering a service to their community, to their country and to the world.”