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Rabbinical Body Opposes Universal Military Training Now; Sees No Threat to U.S. Security

Doubt that the international situation “is in such a state as to warrant endorsement of a program of universal training,” was expressed here yesterday by Dr. Israel Goldman, president of the Rabbinical Assembly, national Conservative rabbinical organization.

Dr. Goldman spoke on behalf of the Assembly, which issued a report opposing the enactment of universal military training by the U.S. at the present time, as has been recommended by President Truman’s advisory commission. The report said that creation of the training program was unwise unless “absolutely necessary for our safety,” which it doubted at this time.