Cincinnati (Nov. 3)
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations today launched the “American Jewish Cavalcade,” a religious emphasis program, sponsored throughout the country during the month of November. The program was lauded by President Truman in a letter to Adolph S. Rosenberg, president of the Union, the text of which reads:
“I heard with genuine pleasure of the plans of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to sponsor an American Jewish Cavalcade during the month of November as part of a religious emphasis program designed to reawaken and further develop a greater interest in religion. I am sure that American Jewry will be the better for the American Jewish Cavalcade.
“If this all too materialistic world of ours is to make any real progress in its struggle towards economic security and world peace, there will have to be a greater and greater acceptance of the basic tenets of religion. The Sermon on the Mount and the Ten Commandments, the classic examples of our mutual Judaic Christian culture, are as true today as ever in history. I earnestly hope that more and more men, Christians as well as Jews, will incorporate within their daily lives the principles of religious living which are basic to mankind.”