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  • Chevra Kadisha of Buenos Aires Changes Name to Ashkenazi Community; Has 150,000 Members

    The Chevra Kadisha, largest Jewish fraternal organization in this country, has decided to change its name to the Ashkenazi Community, it was announced here today by the organization. The group, which has a membership of 35,000 families–approximately 150,000 persons–has assumed the full functions of a community rather than those of a burial or fraternal society,… More ▸

  • Berlin Jews Ask Extension of American, French Restitution Laws to C

    A demand for the extension of restitution laws in effect in the American and French seen of Germany to the U.S. and French sectors of Berlin was voiced here today in Der Weg, organ of the Berlin Jewish Community. The publication also requested the extension of the benefits of the proposed British restitution statute to… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Central committee of the Jewish Democratic committee of Rumania has elected a new executive board following changes in the organization resulting from Comminute Party criterion of its to oppose Zionien ##mong Jews of the country. Heading the board are Barbu Lazarcanu, a member of the Rumanian Academy, who ##e named president, and Bercu Feldrann,… More ▸

  • U.S. Delegation at U.N. Indicates Opposition to Delay on Israeli Membership Bid

    The American delegation at the United Nations today Indicated that it is opposed to any further delay in the admission of Israel into the world body. This sentiment was expressed in order to counteract maneuvers by certain countries unfriendly to Israel who are interested in having the U.N. postpone consideration of the Israeli application until… More ▸

  • Situation of Jews in Aden Reported Improved; Emigration Arrangements Completed

    The situation of Jews of Aden has “improved considerably,” Leon Kubowitzki, chairman of the World Jewish Congress Central Committee, said today following his return fron a one-month tour of the British protectorate. Kubowitzki stated that as a result of discussions with responsible British and Arab leaders in Aden, arrangements have been made for dealing with… More ▸

  • Israeli Delegation to Lausanne Parley Named; Armistice Commission Holds Session

    The composition of the Israeli delegation to the Jewish-Arab conference at Lausanne, Switzerland, under the auspices of the U.N., was officially announced here today. Headed by Dr. Walter Eytan, director-general of the Foreign Ministry, the group will also include Eliahu Sassoon, Dr. Leo Kohn, Shabtai Rosenne, Dr. Gershon Meron, Gershon Hirsch and Michael Comay, all… More ▸