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  • Academic Staff of Hebrew University Strikes; Demands Higher Wages

    The Hebrew University was practically paralyzed today when 400 members of the academic staff walked off their jobs in support of demands for higher salaries. Heads of the various scientific laboratories, however, reported for duty. The slowdown of doctors employed by the government, also in support of wage demands, continued today. On Monday, the government… More ▸

  • Reuven Iceland Noted Jewish Poet and Essayist, Dies at 71

    Funeral services were held here yesterday for Reuven Iceland noted Jewish poet and essayist who died in Miami Beach Sunday at the age of Mr.### nd, who had been a member of the Jewish Day staff for many years, was the author of a number of books. He was born in Radomyszi, Galicia, and came… More ▸

  • Immigration of Jews from No. Africa is No Burden on Israel’s Economy

    The Jewish Agency denied today statements made at the recent Consultative Conference of Jewish Organizations in London that the mass immigration of North African Jews has upset the economic balance in Israel. In a statement issued by the Agency’s immigration department it was averred that not only did this migration not interfere with Israel’s economy,… More ▸

  • N.c.r.a.c. Discusses Decline in Jewish Population in Cities

    Some cities in the United States have lost more than half of their Jewish population within recent decades in the mass movement to the suburbs, it was established here at the plenary session of the National Community Relations Advisory Council. A discussion of this subject at the session established the following facts. 1. In recent… More ▸

  • Convention of Reform Rabbis Endorses Desegregation Resolution

    The Central Conference of American Rabbis, which is holding its 66th annual convention here, today came out squarely for desegregation. The 400 Reform rabbis attending the convention endorsed a resolution submitted by the Joint Social Action Commission of CCAR and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations pledging “to do all within our power to make… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Publisher Charged with Propaganda Against Draft

    Mrs. Lucille Miller, publisher of an anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic hate sheet at Bethel, Vermont, will be brought into the United States District Court here Monday to answer charges of attempting to influence young men against the draft. Mrs. Miller, who was adjudged insane last month, has been released from a mental hospital on order of a… More ▸

  • New York Mayor Feted by Jerusalem Municipality; Gets “elijah Cup”

    New York’s Mayor Robert F. Wagner was feted at Jerusalem’s City Hall today. During the ceremony, the Mayor was presented with a gold filigreed “Prophet Elijah” cup. Thanking the municipality for the gift and the reception, Mayor Wagner said he was “proud” to be the mayor of the largest Jewish community in the world. After… More ▸

  • Yeshiva University Awards 222 Degrees, Largest Total in 69 Years

    A total of 222 degrees and diplomas in course, the largest in the institution’s 69-year history and five honorary degrees, were conferred today by Yeshiva University at its annual commencement exercises here. The seven divisions of the University awarded 132 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 31 teachers diplomas, 16 Bachelor of Religious Education degrees, two Master… More ▸

  • Jewish Congress Leader Appeals for American-israel Security Pact

    A Mutual Security pact between the United States and Israel is the “prime necessity” in assuring peace in the Middle East, Max Kopstein, chairman of the National Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress, told newsmen today upon his return to the United States after a two-month trip to Israel and the Near East. Mr…. More ▸

  • Eban Pleads for Arab-israel Peace at San Francisco U.N. Session

    A plea for peace in the Middle East based on mutual respect between Israel and the Arab states was made here today by Ambassador Abba S. Eban, head of Israel’s delegation, in an address at the afternoon session of the week-long commemoration of the UN’s tenth anniversary. Mr. Eban’s address like that of most delegates,… More ▸