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  • Hassidic Rebbe Reverses Decision to Leave Israel; Cancels Trip

    Rabbi Yekutiel Halberstam, the Rebbe of Klausenberg, who announced yesterday that he planned to leave Israel permanently because of continued strife over Sabbath violations in Jerusalem, reversed himself today and will remain in Israel. The Hassidic leader, who settled in Israel four years ago with a group of his followers, changed his mind about returning… More ▸

  • Employees Strike in New York Federation Ends; Agreement Reached

    Some 250 clerical and professional employees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York returned to work today after an agreement on a new two-year contract ended a strike which began last Friday. The chief issue in the dispute–a demand by the employees for a union shop–was settled by a provision in the… More ▸

  • U.S. Defense Department to Ignore Request of Council for Judaism

    The United States Defense Department gave notice today that, for the time being, it is not revising its official “Pocket Guide to the Middle East” in a manner demanded by the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism. The notification was sent by Edward L. Katzenbach, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Education, to Beinesh Epstein,… More ▸

  • Unity Reached Among General Zionists in Argentina; Body Formed

    A unified General Zionists provisional executive was formed here today as a result of the July world conference for General Zionist unity. The new unified executive is comprised of Dr. Marcos Vodovotz and Herzl Gesang, co-chairmen; Abraham Polakof and Dr. Israel Yagupsky, vice chairmen; Meir Muchnik and Schalom Hayman, general secretaries; and David Rogovsky and… More ▸

  • Y. Klinov, Noted Jewish Journalist, Dies in Jerusalem; Was 73

    Yashayahu Klinov, a noted newspaperman, died here today at the age of 73 after a long illness. Born in Golovesnk, Russia, he began work as a journalist at an early age, writing for Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian periodicals. After the Russian revolution, he went to Berlin where he worked as a correspondent of the Morgen… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Gets Proposal to Widen Its Aid to African Lands

    Agriculture Minister Moshe Dayan today submitted a proposal to the Cabinet providing for the extension and improvement of Israel’s agricultural assistance to the developing African countries by sending young Israeli experts with no families to work in isolated regions where the aid is needed most. His proposal will be discussed at a session of the… More ▸

  • Rabbi Hager, Known As Vishnitzer Rebbe. Dies in Haifa; Was 69

    Rabbi Baruch Hager, the Rebbe of Vishnitz, died here today after a long illness at the age of 69. Rabbi Hager arrived in Israel in 1947 and established for his followers Ramat Vishnitz, a quarter in this city on the slope of Mount Carmel. He was a member of the Council of Sages of Agudat… More ▸

  • International Parley in Paris Condemns Soviet Treatment of Jews

    A resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union was adopted here last night at the closing session of the International Union of Resistance for the Struggle Against Nazism and Anti-Semitism. The gathering of experts agreed that neither the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union nor the recent easing of cold war attitudes had brought any improvement… More ▸

  • Situation of Soviet Jewry Presented on Television in London

    The situation of Soviet Jewry was described last night in the Independent Television series on “The Jews in the World,” a documentary watched by an estimated 6,000,000 viewers. The program made it clear that Soviet Jews were free and equal citizens of the Soviet Union but only as long as they did not insist on… More ▸