Christians, Black and White, Will Picket Soviet Dancers While Jews Observe Sabbath

The Siberian Dancers and Singers of Omsk will be greeted by a different type of protest when they appear here in concert tomorrow evening-the Sabbath-when Jews cannot picket. The ministers of the Interfaith Action Council in this city, representing Catholics and all Protestant denominations both black and white, have chosen to stand up at this time for their Jewish brothers and friends. According to a statement by the Flint Jewish Community Council, Jewish teenagers have contacted their friends who understand the importance of the Sabbath and the need for protest. The members of the Interfaith Action Council, teenagers and others, “will maintain a vigil in place of those Jews who could otherwise have protested the cruel Soviet Jewish policies at this time,” the JCC statement reported.

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