Jewish Religious Leader Opposes Universal Military Training As Threat to Peace
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Jewish Religious Leader Opposes Universal Military Training As Threat to Peace

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Peace-time conscription would be “a menace to (##)ur democracy and a threat to world peace,” Rabbi Ahron Opher, assistant to the president of the Synagogue Council of America, which embraces all rabbinical and (##)ongregational groups, declared today before the House Armed Services Committee.

Testifying at a public hearing, Rabbi Opher opposed a universal military training, urged strengthening of the United Nations as the “most effective (##)nstrument to secure peace.”

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