Convocation of World Conference of Rabbis Urged Following Study in 15 Countries

The survival of the Jewish people in Europe and North Africa depends as much, if nor more, upon the moral and spiritual aid of American Jewry as on actual material and physical support, Rabbi Harold H. Gordon, general secretary of the New York Board of Rabbis, reported here today, following his return from a nine-week mission in 15 countries in behalf of the Board, which represents about 500 Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis.

Rabbi Gordon lauded the work of the Joint Distribution Committee in Europe and North Africa. At the same time, he urged American Jews to adopt a “religious Point Four” plan for the Jews abroad. He declared that during his visit to Germany he established that there is no future for the Jews there. In Spain, he reported, Protestants and Jews alike are accorded only nominal religious toleration. He recommended the calling of a world conference of rabbis to be held in Europe for the purpose of strengthening intra-Jewish community ties.

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