‘the Day-jewish Journal’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary;lauded by Leaders
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‘the Day-jewish Journal’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary;lauded by Leaders

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The fiftieth anniversary of the Yiddish daily newspaper The Day-Jewish Journal was celebrated this week-end with the issuance of a special 132-page edition reviewing every aspect of Jewish life in this country for the last 50 years.

Morris Weinberg, publisher of the newspaper, received greetings from President Johnson and numerous members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as from Governor Nelson A. Rocekfeller and Mayor Robert Wagner of New York. Greetings were also sent to Mr. Weinberg by President Shazar of Israel; Levi Eshkol, Israel’s Prime Minister; Deputy Prime Minister Abba Eban, Israel Ambassador to Washington Abraham Harman, and Ambassador Katriel Katz, Israel’s Consul General in New York.

Leaders of American Jewish organizations hailed the role which the newspaper played during the 50 years of its existence in helping in the strengthening of Jewish life in this country. Zionist leaders lauded the paper for the active stimulation it gave to the Zionist movement. Religious leaders greeted the paper in messages stressing its role in revitalizing Jewish religious life in the United States.

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  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund