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Yivo National Conference Discusses Jewish Communal Life in U.S.

The center of Jewish life has been transferred from Eastern Europe to Anglo-Saxon countries and this influences the character of Jewish social research work, it was declared here today by Dr. Nathan Reich, Professor of Economics at Hunter College, addressing the annual conference of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Today’s session of the four day conference was devoted to discussions on problems in American Jewish communal life. Dr. Bernard Lander, of Yeshiva University, said that the religious, economic and political freedom prevailing in the United States creates favorable circumstances for maintaining Judaism in this country. Marvin Verbit, director of the Hillet Foundation at Brooklyn College, spoke on the strong feeling of Jewish identity among Jewish students in American schools of higher learning.

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