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Rabbinical Conference Appeals for Liberalization of Sunday Laws

An appeal to governors and legislators throughout the United States to liberalize the Sunday Blue Laws, so as to eliminate economic hardship suffered by Orthodox Jews who must keep their business places closed on Saturdays, was made here today at the opening session of the conference of the Rabbinical Council of America.

Rabbi Charles Weinberg, president, told the 500 delegates to the conference that Sabbath observers “are being subjected to ever greater pressures, hardships and abuses” in their various economic enterprises, “It is eminently unjust and unfair to require Orthodox Jews to cease operating their commercial undertakings for two days, thereby lessening their opportunities in the economic field and unduly burdening their prospects for adequate livelihood, ” he declared in his presidential address.