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  • Gov. Harriman Tells Jews of Hopes for Peace, Progress in 5719

    Gov. Averell Harriman, extending “cordial greetings” to the Jewish people of New York State, the nation and world, expressed the hope in his Rosh Hashanah message that “the Jewish people in our nation and around the globe” would enjoy peace and progress “during the coming year and in the years ahead.” The Governor also expressed… More ▸

  • Israel President, Ben Zvi, Premier Ben Gurion Hail World Jewry on New Year

    President Isaac Ben Zvi, in a New Year’s message, extended the best wishes of the people of Israel “to all our brethren of the House of Israel, wherever they may be, to all who seek the welfare of the State of Israel and help in furthering the State’s progress and in gathering within its boundaries… More ▸

  • Rosh Hashanah Services Usher in New Year of Hope for World’s Jews

    As Jews throughout the world began tonight the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, they looked back on a year of accomplishment and trial, jubilation and concern. During the outgoing year 5718, American Jews had joined with fellow Jews from all parts of the world in pilgrimages to Israel to celebrate the Jewish… More ▸

  • Holiday Prevents Israelis from Attending Opening of U. N. Session

    Abba Eban, chairman of Israel’s delegation here, officially notified Sir Leslie Munro, president of the General Assembly, that the Israel delegation would be absent Tuesday when the Assembly convenes for its 13th regular session. Mr. Eban explained that the absence would be due to the fact that the session’s opening coincides with the New Jewish… More ▸

  • Diplomat Corps Calls on Ben Zvi to Extend New Year Good Wishes to Israel

    The entire diplomatic corps, with United States Ambassador Edward B. Lawson acting as dean, called on President Ben Zvi Friday to extend felicitations on the Jewish New Year. Mr. Lawson conveyed his and his colleagues’ good wishes to the President of Israel, the Government and the people and expressed their hopes for Israel’s continued development,… More ▸

  • Premier Ben Gurion Stresses Israel’s Security Rests on Armed Forces

    Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben Gurion addressed a new warning this week-end to the people of Israel that the decisive factor in Israel’s security was her armed strength and that additional arms were urgently needed to assure that strength. Mr. Ben Gurion, in a review of the current political situation before the central council of… More ▸

  • President Eisenhower Greets American Jews on Rosh Hashanah

    President Eisenhower, in a Rosh Hashanah message of greetings to American Jewry, issued through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, lauded the role of Jews throughout history. He declared in his greetings: “From the earliest time, from father to son, the Jews have been called to serve the Most High with all their heart and soul and… More ▸