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American Rabbinical Bodies Oppose Move to Cut off Jerusalem from Jewish State

The American Zionist Council disclosed last night that the leading rabbinical bodies in the United States are united in the determination to resist all attempt to out off Jerusalem from the state of Israel.

The Council simultaneously reported that the following rabbinical organizations were taking a leading part in the campaign to keep Jerusalem within the frame work of Israel: Rabbinical Council of America and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada–representing the Orthodox religious wing; the Rabbinical Assembly of America, representing the Conservative wing; the Central Conference of American Rabbis, representing the Reform movement; and the Synagogue Council of America, which represents all branches of the Jewish religion.

In connection with the rabbinate’s stand on Jerusalem, Louis Lipsky, chairman of the American Zionist Council, pointed out that several rabbinical bodies had sent him personal appeals, urging the Council to bring American Jewry’s strong opposition to Jerusalem’s internationalization to the attention of the American public.

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