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Jewish Youth Asked Not to Judge Israel by Conventional Yardsticks

An Israeli diplomat urged Jews here, especially the youth, not to measure Israel by conventional yardsticks. Itzhak Harkavi, until recently Israel’s Ambassador to Brazil, said that his country faced such challenges that it was forced to absorb criticism without offering explanations in many cases.

Harkavi, invited by the Jewish Community Council here to attend the opening of the Jewish Book Fair, was the luncheon guest today of the Latin American Jewish Congress. He and his wife lived in Argentina before going to Israel 19 years ago. Harkavi expressed regret over the closing down last month of the Yiddish daily, Yiddishe Zeitung. He said the demise of the paper was symptomatic of the times. New answers must be found to the present Jewish problems which are superimposed on the general problems of the continent, he said.

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren ruled yesterday in Jerusalem that milk may be delivered to the processing plants on the second day of Rosh Hashana, if it is done by non-Jews. He also said the milk may be separated, pasteurized and weighed if Jewish labor is not involved. The ruling came after consultations with dairy scientists, and was made because the two days of Rosh Hashana occur on Thursday and Friday, making three consecutive non-working days with the Sabbath.

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