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Rabbinical Council of America Outlines Tis Program on Social Justice Problems

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The newly-formed social justice commission of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America has released a statement defining its views on social questions, through its chairman, Rabbi Manuel Laderman of Denver.

The statement, signed by thirteen rabbis from communities in various parts of the United States, urged the Jewish people to respond to appeals for aid to Jews abroad and urged the government to open the doors of the U.S. to the immigration of the displaced people of Europe. It also deplored labor-management strife, defended the right of labor to organize for “greater security and a better standard of living” and urged the acceptance of the five-day work week as an aid to Sabbath-observing Jews. The statement further scored anti-Negro violence, called for the assurance of legal and human rights to Negroes and advocated fair employment practices.

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