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U.S. Rabbis Face Employment Problems After Age of 40

Employment problems facing American rabbis past 40 were discussed here today at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the national association of 500 Conservative spiritual leaders.

Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow, chairman of the Commission on Rabbinical Placement, reported that “among all denominations the key has been transposed from age and experience to youth and glamour.? He urged that the problem should be studied by the United Synagogue of America.

Religious institutions which have “everything but the spirit” were criticized at the convention by Dr. Abraham J. Heschel of the Jewish Theological Seminary. “Mankind needs a renaissance of inner devotion,? he said. “Nothing less than a spiritual revolution will save Judaism and all of humanity from oblivion.? Rabbi Eugene Kohn, former president of the Rabbinical Assembly, emphasized that “modern man has largely lost the art of prayer. “