Convention of Orthodox Rabbis Urges U.S. to Give Israel Military Aid
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Convention of Orthodox Rabbis Urges U.S. to Give Israel Military Aid

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The United States Government was urged here today to give the State of Israel military as well as economic aid. This view was urged at the opening of the 22nd annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America by Rabbi Zeev Segal, convention chairman. Some 500 rabbis are attending the parley.

In his presidential address, Rabbi Solomon J. Sharfman recommended that the organization make determined efforts to improve Jewish all-day schools in every major Jewish community in this country, develop a nationwide summer camp and adult institute program and that both rabbis and lay leaders expand adult Jewish education curricula. He also urged that young rabbis be encouraged to enter rural and suburban communities and that pre-fabricated synagogues be built where congregations are unable to erect more costly structures.

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