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ADL of B’nai B’rith Publishes Material on Judaism for Use in Parochial Schools

The publication of the first extensive body of instructional material on Jews and Judaism to be prepared especially for Christian parochial schools was announced today by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Entitled “Image of the Jews: Teachers’ Guide to Jews and their Religion” its purpose, according to the League is “to help the individual (Christian) teacher by providing a basic fund of information and by offering a systematic approach to the study of the Jewish religion.” Citing the manual as part of ADL’s efforts to aid in Christian-Jewish dialogue, Benjamin R. Epstein, national director of the League, said that “among Christians as among Jews, the lack of knowledge of the others’ religion, attitudes, life style and intentions is appalling….It is hoped that this study of Jews and Judaism will lead to greater harmony, better understanding and improved relations between members of the (different) faiths.”