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  • ADL Official Expresses Concern over Future of Latin American Jewry

    Concern over the uncertain future of Latin American Jewry, particularly in Argentina, was voiced here by Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, head of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League’s Latin American Department. Rabbi Rosenthal spoke at a conference on Latin American problems sponsored by the Catholic Inter-American Cooperation Program. He said that Argentina, with the largest Jewish… More ▸

  • Israel Flatly Rejects Egyptian Charge of Maltreatment of Gaza Strip Arabs

    Israel rejected categorically today charges made by Egypt in letters to United Nations Secretary General U Thant of persecution of the Arab refugees of the Gaza Strip as “unsubstantiated” and “not supported by the various documents quoted therein.” The Israeli reply, signed by Ambassador Yosef Tekoah, head of the Israel mission, told the Secretary-General that… More ▸

  • West Berlin Jews in Tremendous Outpouring for Israel Emergency Fund

    The Keren Hayesod, fund raising arm of the World Zionist Organization, opening its emergency campaign here, obtained pledges in a single evening equal to 75 percent of all pledges received in Berlin during all of last year. Israel’s Ambassador to Bonn, Asher Ben Nathan and S.I. Kreutner, European director of the KH, were the speakers…. More ▸

  • Israel Rebukes Bulgarian Minister for Political Attack at Unctad Session

    The Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Trade was taken to task by Israel today for injecting a political reference to the Middle East into the deliberations of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Ambassador Michael Comay, working chairman of the Israeli delegation here, pointed out that the purpose of the conference was to… More ▸

  • Jesuit Theologian Declares Christians Must Cease to Seek Conversion of Jews

    A prominent Roman Catholic theologian has declared in an article published by a Jesuit magazine here that Judaism must be regarded as a salvational faith and Christians should cease trying to convert Jews. The article, by Rev. Gregory Baum, associate professor of religious knowledge at St. Michel’s College, was greeted by Toronto rabbis as a… More ▸

  • Ambassador Harman Pays Farewell Call on President Johnson at White House

    Ambassador Avraham Harman paid a farewell call today on President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House preparatory to the termination of his diplomatic assignment here. The meeting was announced by the White House. No details were given relative to topics discussed. The Ambassador also paid farewell calls today on various State Department officials and… More ▸

  • British Chief Rabbi Wants World Parley to Deal with Intermarriage Problem

    The Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth called today for an immediate meeting of Jewish leaders and educators in the free world to deal with “the critical problem of intermarriage” through the adoption of a comprehensive program of Jewish education. Addressing the mid-winter conference of the Rabbinical Council of America at the Brunswick Hotel, Dr…. More ▸

  • Halpern Hits Administration’s Tourist Tax Proposals As ‘slap’ at Israel

    Rep. Seymour Halpern, N.Y. Rep., a member of the House International Finance Subcommittee, criticized the Administration’s proposals for a tax on tourism today on the grounds that a travel tax, “in effect, is a slap in the face to Israel in view of that nation’s arrangements to honor her 20th anniversary of independence with many… More ▸

  • Orthodox Scientists Told They Have Role in Finding New Ways to Teach Judaism

    Orthodox Jewish scientists should help find an answer to the question of how Judaism may be brought “to masses of Jews estranged from it,” Dr. Cyril Domb, British physicist, told the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists here. Addressing the association’s 20th anniversary banquet, Dr. Domb, president of the organization in Britain, said Orthodox scientists should… More ▸