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British Chief Rabbi Protests Against Panama Proposal at U.N. to Reform Calendar

The proposed calendar reform which the Panamanian delegation submitted to the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly next month “violates the Biblical injunction as to the day on which the Sabbath is to be observed,” British Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie declared today in a letter to the London Times. “We can ill afford today to weaken the anchorage which religious tradition provides,” he added.