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Jewish Draftees Exempt from Exams and Induction During High Holidays

The National Jewish Welfare Board’s Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy was officially advised by the Selective Service Commission today that all draft boards have been asked to give “favorable consideration, whenever possible” to requests from Jewish registrants for postponement of physical examination or induction into the armed forces during the Jewish High Holy Days.

This word was received by Rabbi Israel Miller, spiritual leader of the Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center in the Bronx, the Commission chairman, from Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of the Selective Service System.