Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U.S. and Canada Criticized at Agudah World Parley

The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of ##e U.S. and Canada and the Mizrachi Organization are hampering Agudas Israel efforts ## behalf of Orthodox DP’s Jacob Rosenheim, world president of the Agudas Israel Organization, stated today in a presidential message to the meeting here of the group’s ##rld Executive Council. The address was read for Mr. Resenheim, who was unable to stend the meeting because of ill health, by Rabbi E.M. Bloch of Cleveland.

Mr. Rosenheim assailed the recent agreement between the Orthodex Vaad Hatzalab and the J.D.C., which provided for assumption by the JDC of the Vaad Hatzalah’s relief activities in Europe. He charged that while the agreement ostensibly covered ##l religious groups, actually it excludes the Agudas Israel. Mr. Rosenheim called ## intensified efforts to build Agudah social and educational insitutions in Europe.

The Agudah president said that as far as Palestine was concerned, the organization was obliged to oppose any solution which provided for partition or a Jewish state not based on Torah principles. He declared that the Agudas Israel must demand, ##rstly, abolition of the White Paper restrictions and, secondly, a political regime ensuring Palestine’s internal unity and regulation of immigration by a non-partisan Jewish body. He sharply attacked terrorism as alien to the Divine injunction against the use of violence.Other sections of the address were devoted to the need for internal reorganization of the movement, with emphasis on the necessity for an effective world rabbinial council, and the strengthening of the Agudah central committee.

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