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World Agudah Decides to Proclaim Fight on Conservative Judaism

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A call for a “holy war” against the Conservative movement was spiced here last night by Rabbi Morris Sherer, executive vice president of the Agudas Israel of America, at a meeting here of representatives of the world organization from eight countries. Rabbi Sherer told the conference that the Conservative movement, which recently announced a decision to set up world headquarters in Jerusalem, is a greater danger to Orthodox Judaism than Reform.

The 45 delegates resolved to “alert world Jews and especially the Jewish community of Israel” to the Conservative decision to establish here a world council of Conservative synagogues. Rabbi Sherer said the danger from Conservative Judaism sprang from the fact that it adheres to more of the traditions of Judaism and thus may confuse and mislead the people, particularly in Israel which, he said, was undergoing a religious revival.

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