More Jewish Day Schools in U.S. Urged at American Mizrachi Convention
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More Jewish Day Schools in U.S. Urged at American Mizrachi Convention

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The creation of additional Jewish day schools in the United States was urged today at the opening session of the annual convention of the Religious Zionists of America by Rabbi Herschel Schachter, chairman of the convention.

Rabbi Schachter told the 600 delegates that such schools would provide the reservoir for the lay and religious leaders of the future Jewish community and would also help “in cementing and fortifying more enduring ties between American Jewry and Israel.”

Rabbi Bernard Bergman, national president, appealed in his presidential address to President Kennedy “to use his great prestige and influence in making the United Nations take concrete and positive measures to resolve the serious Arab refugee problem,” which he called “the foremost barrier to a permanent peace settlement between the Arab states and Israel;” He urged that the United States, in cooperation with the United Nations, undertake to supply funds to create agricultural, industrial and communal centers in uninhabited sections of Arab host countries for resettlement of the refugees.

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