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Jwb Leader Fears Controversy over Vietnam May Decrease Aid to Jews in Uniform

Sanford Solender, executive vice-president of the National Jewish Welfare Board, warned here yesterday against allowing controversy over the Vietnam war to diminish Jewish communal services to Jewish men and women in uniform. Mr. Solender told the annual meeting of the B’nai B’rith commission on community and veteran services that individual “attitudes on the Vietnam war are irrelevant-and must be treated that way-to our communities’ responsibilities to provide Jewish resources to Jews in military service.” He said that public dispute over the war has heightened the need for morale-building and religious activities among troops “because sharp differences translate themselves into personal doubts and concerns for many soldiers.”

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