Orthodox Convention Appeals for Religious Freedom for Jews in Russia

Resolutions calling on the Soviet Union’s Government to give to the Jews of the USSR “unqualified religious freedom,” and requesting the United States Government to take action against the Arab boycott, were adopted here today at the concluding session of the annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America.

The 500 Orthodox rabbis attending the parley noted in their appeal to the U. S. A. that the Washington Administration “should make every effort to protect American firms and business from the fury of the Arab boycott, and to withhold aid from the Arab states as long as the boycott is in effect.”

The convention re-elected Rabbi Israel Miller as president. In his address closing the convention, Rabbi Miller expressed support for a bipartisan bill now pending in Congress, permitting Sabbath observers in Federal employment to practice their religion “without being subjected to economic and other difficulties.”

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