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Rabbinical Council of America Parley Bears Plea for Fight on Assimilation in U.S.

Rabbi Israel Tabak, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, now holding a two-day conference here, declared today that the primary task facing the American Rabbinate today is “to fight assimilation and its threat to our existence.” Rabbi Tabak also urged formation of a “unified authority for religious questions to be set up in Israel as a step in bringing about organization in religious Jewish life.”

The Rabbinical Council whose conference concludes tonight, announced that to “help tackle the problems which Hinder the perpetuation of Jewish life today, the Council is devising a program of action.” Teams of rabbis will visit communities in an effort to help direct the thinking and action pertaining to organized Jewish religious life, the announcement said. Speakers at today’s sessions included Rabbi Oscar Fasman, of Chicago, and Dr. Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor and lecturer.