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Council of Jewish Women Parley Reaffirms Need for Study of Judaism

Resolutions reaffirming the need for the study of Judaism, calling for extension of civil rights in the United States, and opposing “released time” of public school pupils for religious instruction were adopted here today by the 800 delegates attending the biennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women.

“The basic teachings of Judaism, with their regard for social justice and human relations, have been a cornerstone of Jewish life, ” declared one of the resolutions, pledging the delegates to “continue to foster and encourage the study of Judaism, its religion, its culture and its history.”

Another resolution, urging the strengthening and vigorous enforcement of civil rights laws, “especially those guaranteeing the right to vote,” called for the extension to all Americans of “full civil and economic rights without discrimination or segregation.” The resolution opposing “released time” stated that such plans “undermine the concept of the separation of church and state, which is basic to our system of public education.”