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Jews in Denmark Told by Eban of Need to Maintain Jewish Heritage

Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban, now on an official visit to Denmark, was today the guest of the Jewish community here. After being welcomed by Leo Fischer, president of the community, Mr. Eban delivered an address in which he reported on the present situation in Israel and the ties between Israel and the Jews of the Diaspora.

Citing the danger of weakening those ties, the Foreign Minister said that in the West Jews are more and more free and sometimes “throw away” their Jewish heritage. To avoid this, Mr. Eban called on Jewish communities outside of Israel to encourage the study of Hebrew and “the old traditions” and in this way strengthen mutual links with Israel.