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Tuscon Jewish Leader Resigns from American Council for Judaism

A member of the Tucson chapter of the American Council for Judaism, identified by the Arizona Post as “a prominent Tucsonan and business and civic leader, “has resigned from the organization because the local chapter “caused much embarrassment to our Jewish community.”

N. R. Feldman, in his letter or resignation, said he had been a member for many years and was “in sympathy with many of the theories of the Council,” However, he added, “recent events in Tucson perpetrated by the American Council for Judaism have caused much embarrassment to our Jewish community by washing dirty linen in public.”

The Tucson chapter, which recently circulated some anti-Zionist material to the local general press, also was denounced by Rabbi Marcus Breger, of Congregation Anshei Israel. Rabbi Breger, without mentioning the organization by name, assailed the local chapter for “using” the local press “in fighting the Tucson Jewish community.”