U.S. Urged to Secure Permit for Om Kippur Worship by Madrid Jews

The American Jewish Congress today urgently called upon Secretary of State John Foster Llles to use his good offices with the Spanish Government to permit Yom Kippur services to be conducted by the Jewish citizens of Madrid. Yom Kippur, the Day of Annement, will be ushered in tomorrow evening at sundown and will and at sundown Thursday.

In a wire to Secretary Dulles, Dr. Israel Goldtein, AJC president, called attention to the refusal by the Spanish Government allow worship last week on Rosh Hashanah and declared that this refusal “constituted a grave violation of religious freedom and shocked the conscience of all democratic people. Continued refusal to allow worship on the holiest day of the Jewish year would aggravate this violation of religious freedom.”

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