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  • Group Established to Prevent Abuse of Rabbis by Congregations

    A 36-year-old New York Orthodox rabbi said today that the fledgling Independent Rabbinate of America, of which he is director, was created to function as a professional organization in seeking to prevent abuses of rabbis by congregations, rather than as a labor union. Rabbi L. Martin Kaplan, who now holds a pulpit here and who… More ▸

  • Former Soviet Jewish Prisoners Rally in Solidarity with Jews Still in USSR

    More than 100 Jews–all once held in Soviet jails for Zionist activities and now living in Israel–staged a demonstration at the Western Wall last night in solidarity with their brethren still in the USSR. The demonstration was held as Tisha b’Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the Second Temple 1901 years ago, came to… More ▸

  • Former Pogromist Named As Member of Polish Council of State

    Boleslaw Piasecki, newly named as a member of the Council of State in Poland was one of the leaders of the Fascist and anti-Semitic “Phalanga” organization, the French weekly “Nouvel Observateur” revealed here today. The Council of State is the highest ruling body of Poland. The “Phalanga” was active in Poland in the years 1934-1939…. More ▸

  • 400 Jewish Teenagers Participating in Federally-funded Summer Program

    Some 400 Jewish teenagers from poor families in New York City are participating in an eight-week federally-funded Neighborhood Youth Corps program administered by Torah Umesorah, officials of the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools reported today. The 415 teenagers enrolled in the program for the months of July and August are working at least 27… More ▸

  • Municipal Hospital Doctors in Tel Aviv, Haifa Close Clinics in Sympathy Strike

    The physicians in the municipal hospital here and Haifa closed their clinics and limited their patients to emergency cases in solidarity with the continuing strike by the government hospital physicians. The Health Ministry deplored the move. But the doctors planned to close all sick-fund institutions next Sunday, at which time 16,000 workers–all the personnel there… More ▸

  • Half of Conservative Religious School Students Drop out After Bar Mitzvah, Survey Reveals

    A comprehensive study, “Continuation and Dropout in Conservative Congregational Schools,” revealed that 47 percent of the 973 students who observed their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in Conservative congregational schools in Los Angeles between September, 1965, and August, 1966, dropped their Jewish education after the Bar Mitzvah year. The study, published by the Jewish Federation-Council’s… More ▸

  • Tekoah Confers with Thant on Problems of Soviet Jews, General Assembly Session

    Prior to his departure for Israel tonight, Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah met with Secretary General Thant this afternoon to discuss “the general political situation, especially the next General Assembly” and to present him with more petitions on behalf of freedom for Soviet Jews, sources here said today. The Assembly will convene the third week of… More ▸

  • Orthodox Leader Says ZOA ‘subverts’ Rescue Efforts for Soviet Jews

    The executive president of Agudath Israel of America charged today that Herman L. Weisman, president of the Zionist Organization of America, was “subverting rescue efforts for Russia’s Jews” by his “adamant refusal” to cease his opposition to a bill for 30,000 emergency visas for such Jews. Rabbi Moshe Sherer said Weisman’s stand “recalls bitter memories… More ▸

  • Ajcongress Leader Says Israel Faces Danger from Tensions Among Oriental Jews

    The Jewish majority in Israel faces the danger of developing its own internal minorities among “distinguishable Jewish segments,” the president of the American Jewish Congress warned last night. Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld of Cleveland, opening the four-day American-Israeli dialogue at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, said that the growing tension among Oriental Jews in Israel… More ▸

  • Several Thousand, Including Jewish Leftists, Hold Pro-palestinian Rally

    Several thousand people demonstrated here yesterday in favor of “Arab Palestine” and against King Hussein’s and General Nemeiry’s recent actions. The demonstration, which was called by the extreme leftist organization “Secours Rouge” (Red Help), was attended by French Left-Wing students and Arabs who reside in France. According to certain eyewitnesses, a small number of extreme… More ▸