President of Young Israel Calls for Establishment of ‘national Torah Corps’
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President of Young Israel Calls for Establishment of ‘national Torah Corps’

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A leader of the National Council of Young Israel thinks that Orthodox Judaism is the answer for alienated youth who are disappointed and disillusioned with modern pragmatic philosophies. Nathan Saperstein, president, proposed the establishment of a “national Torah Corps” made up of rabbis, Orthodox collegians, college professors and yeshiva students “to reach the college student of today in a more direct manner than ever before.” Mr. Saperstein addressed 400 delegates at Young Israel’s annual convention here. He claimed that young people “have swallowed foreign philosophies and regurgitated them. Therefore, they are now morally hungry and starved for….eternal religious truths” which “speak of the equality of mankind in the role of Justice, concern for the oppressed and the sanctity of life.”

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