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  • Ancient Hebrew Manuscripts to Be Put on Public Display by Library of Congress

    Three ancient Hebrew scrolls said to be 1,000 years older than any previously known Biblical manuscripts will go on public display for the first time anywhere in the world at the Library of Congress beginning Oct. 23. The Library described the scrolls as the “greatest single manuscript discovery of modern times” and called the finding… More ▸

  • J.D.C. Will End Aid to Jews in Yugoslavia by Jan. 1. Paris Directors Parley Hears

    The Joint Distribution Committee will withdraw its aid from the Jewish community in Yugoslavia by Jan. 1, it was announced today at the conference here of J.D.C. directors in 18 European and North African countries. It was explained that the present Jewish population of Yugoslavia has been reduced sufficiently–principally through the migration of Yugoslav Jews… More ▸

  • Heads of Major U.S. Zionist Groups Urge Members to Participate in U.p.a. Conference

    A joint call signed by the presidents of the Zionist Organization of America, Hadassah, Labor Zionist Organization of America and the Mizrachi Organization of America urging local chapters affiliated with the four national groups to participate in the national conference of the United Palestine Appeal–which will be held in Washington beginning Oct. 22–was issued today…. More ▸

  • Move to Recommit Celler Bill Made in Senate; Discussion Continues into Night Session

    Sen. Harry P. Cain, (Rep., Wash.) today led resistance in the Senate to the Celler Bill which would liberalize displaced persons legislation. Sen. Cain said the bill was reported out of the Judiciary Committee “without adequate documentation and without adequate facts.” He suggested recommitment of the bill to the Committee, saying “nobody will suffer if… More ▸

  • Israel Army Engages in Large-scale Maneuvers; Special Unit to Guard Frontiers Created

    The Israel Army during the past few days carried out the largest-scale maneuvers ever held in this country, it was disclosed today. Premier David Ben Gurion, who is also Israel’s Defense Minister, witnessed the exercises which were carried out by large infantry and artillery units. Meanwhile, the Israel Army announced that it has decided to… More ▸

  • Delegation of General Zionist Leaders from Israel Due to Reach N.Y. This Week-end

    A delegation of leading General Zionists from Israel is expected to arrive in this country this week-end, it was announced today by the American section of the World Confederation of General Zionists. The announcement added that the Israel delegation has been invited to consult with General Zionist leaders in the United States on “important economic… More ▸

  • Second Observance of Jewish History Week to Be Held Throughout U.S. in April, 1950

    Jewish History Week–to be held under the auspices of the National Jewish Welfare Board-sponsored American Jewish Historical Society–will be observed beginning April 16 next year, it was announced today. Celebration of the event will mark the second successive year that Jewish communities throughout the U.S. will participate in the special observance. More ▸