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  • JDC Allocates Close to Sim to Aid 145 Yeshivoth in Israel in 1972

    Continuing its traditional support of religious institutions in Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee has budgeted close to a million dollars to provide financial aid to 145 yeshivoth and special research and scholarship programs in 1972, it was announced by Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive vice-chairman. The 145 yeshivoth, which receive monthly subventions amounting to between… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An extensive group exhibit of Israeli art is being held through Jan. 18 at the Great Neck Public Library. During the next few months the exhibit is scheduled to travel to museums and galleries in cities throughout the country and several of the artists will, in addition, have one-man shows. The artists include Monia Lender,… More ▸

  • Special Bulletin Day-jewish Journal Ceases Publication

    The number of Yiddish-language daily American newspapers was halved today when the Day-Jewish Journal ceased publication. The decision “came suddenly, without any explanations.” city editor Philip Sandler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He said he was “shaken” by the decision, adding: “I really cannot comprehend this action.” Publication ceased as of today’s issue. Ted Singer,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Israeli Embassy building here has been placed on the market with an asking price of 1,600,000 cruzeiros (approximately $250,000). Hannan Olami, first secretary of the Embassy, said a new Embassy building will be built in Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia. A building has been rented in the Copacabana section of Rio to house Israel’s Consulate… More ▸

  • Oldest Smuggler Alive Caught

    Border police at the Allenby Bridge have apprehended possibly the oldest smuggler alive–Hassan Abdul Karim, aged 91. The police said he had tried to bring cigarette paper into the West Bank from Jordan and then offered a bribe to the customs officer who nabbed him. Because of his age, Abdul Karim was released after a… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The University of Rochester has pledged that it will no longer begin the fall semester on any Jewish holiday. President Robert L. Sproull, in a letter to the American Jewish Congress, said that the university, “which usually starts on a Monday, will not start on Monday next year (1972) because of Yom Kippur. The first… More ▸

  • Zionist Leaders Assail Decision to Bar Dr. Goldmann from Addressing World Zionist Congress Session

    American Zionist leaders sharply criticized today the decision by the Jewish Agency Executive to cancel Dr. Nahum Goldmann’s speech at next month’s World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. The invitation to Dr. Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, was withdrawn last Friday by a vote of 7-2 with one abstention because of the “circumstances” following… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Favored in Poll

    A majority of Israelis want Premier Golda Meir to remain in her post after her term expires officially in 1973, according to the results of a Gallop poll conducted here. The poll found that 61 percent wanted her to stay in office, 33 percent wanted her out and six percent had no opinion. Fifty-one percent… More ▸

  • Soviet Authorities Remove Doctor and Wife from Train Bound for Vienna

    Immigrants arriving here this morning from the Soviet Union via Vienna reported that a Georgian Jewish couple were taken off the train at the Soviet-Polish border by Soviet authorities and have not been heard from since the incident occurred last week. Relatives of the couple said that Dr. Mischa and Lili Koziashvilli, were taken off… More ▸

  • World News Briefs

    The East Berlin daily, Berliner Zeitung, denied Monday a report issued several days ago by the West Berlin Jewish Community that a synagogue in East Berlin had been badly damaged by vandals. The newspaper said that “all that happened was that a few children threw stones through the windows of the synagogue’s offices.” The West… More ▸