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Israel Minister Addresses Young Israel Convention; Asks for Aid

Dr. Joseph Burg, Israel’s Minister of Social Welfare, called on religious Jews to help in the construction and furtherance of Israel. “It would be paradoxical if those who dreamed and prayed for Israel should not do practical work now that the time has arrived,” he stated. Dr. Burg was speaking at the National Council of Young Israel convention, celebrating its Golden Jubilee at the Pioneer Country Club here.

“Israel is the geographical, historical and spiritual center of Judaism,” Dr. Burg declared. He stated that the foundation of the State of Israel had a two-fold effect. “First to help the survival of Jews and second to foster a revival of Judaism throughout the world.”