American Mizrachi Convention Opens Today; 800 Delegates Attending

More than 800 delegates from all parts of the country will attend the 33rd annual national convention of the Mizrachi Organization of America which opens here tomorrow at the Breakers Hotel.

The convention, which will last five days, will discuss plans for a worldwide merger of Mizrachi and Hapoel Hamizrachi, the religious Zionist laborites, as well as current problems concerning Jewish law in Israel. A report will be submitted to the delegates on progress on Bar Ilan University, which the American Mizrachi is building in Israel and which is scheduled to be opened next fall.

The delegates will recite in unison the 137th Psalm, which pledges the Jewish worshipper never to forget Jerusalem. The prayer will be recited before a Sefer Torah recently brought from Israel, which contains a parchment scroll made up of 67 pieces from scrolls rescued from synagogues destroyed by the Hitler regime.

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