Association of Jewish Chaplains Pledges Support to Truman’s Efforts on Korean Conflict
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Association of Jewish Chaplains Pledges Support to Truman’s Efforts on Korean Conflict

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The Association of Jewish Chaplains of the U.S. ?armed Forces today made public a resolution giving full support to “the efforts of the President of the United States in his appeal to the Soviet Union to cooperate in the effort to end hostilities in Korea.” The resolution commends the President’s ?e termination “to solve the present crisis by working with and through the machinery of the United Nations.”

The resolution calls upon Americans of all faiths “to pray and to work for the triumph of peace, freedom and democracy in all lands.” It emphasizes that “in this atomic era, as in all past and future ages, war is not inevitable and peace is ?an’s proper hope and goal.”

The Association declined to support, for the time being, a proposal to have the Jewish chaplains’ flage become the official religious flag of the American synagegue to replace the Zionist flag. It was emphasized that members of the Association felt that, in time, this suggestion might be adopted but that the time is not yet ?ripe for it.

The Association issued a call to the American rabbinate “to urge and inspire the entire American Jewish community to dodicate itself to the strongthening of Israel” through: 1. A groater intonsification of the religious spirit, both in America and in Israel; 2. A more intimate reciprocal cultural affiliation; 3. A fullor exchange of sciontific knowledge and a closer economic association, including the support of the United Jewish Appoal; 4. Constant American political alertness for the protection of Israel.

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