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Agudah Criticizes Jewish Congress Suit Against Religious School Aid

The American Jewish community was called upon to “publicly disown the American Jewish Congress for gravely damaging Jewish interests” by spearheading the court action brought last Thursday in New York State and Federal courts challenging the use of Federal funds to aid non-public school children.

The call was issued at an emergency meeting of the executive of Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish movement, in reaction to the announcement about the suit, in which the American Jewish Congress was joined by the New York Civil Liberties Union, United Parents Associations and the United Federation of Teachers.