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N. Y. State Legislature Asks U. N. to Investigate Anti-semitism in Russia

A resolution calling upon the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to investigate anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union was passed here yesterday by the New York State Senate. The bill had been sponsored by Assembly man Bentley Kassal, of New York.

The Legislature, which has ended its 1962 session, failed to take action on two other measures of interest to Jews. One of the proposals would have amended the State’s humane slaughter statues. This measure was opposed by representatives of Jewish organizations on the ground that it would affect Shechita. Another measure would have altered the, State’s Sunday closing laws, making it possible for businesses that close on Saturdays to stay open Sundays. The proposed legislation, like the bill affecting Shechita, died in the State Legislature.