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Israeli Soldiers Yearn for Religion Without Politics

The “Revolutionary Jewish Revival Movement of America” has decided to set up a branch in Israel and a school in Jerusalem where every Jew, irrespective of educational level or age, “would be able to absorb true Jewish understanding, where every Jew would be able to hear words that would bring him nearer to the Jewish values and true belief.” This was announced today by the leader of the movement. Esther Jungreis at a press conference at Sokolow House. Mrs. Jungreis was invited to Israeli army camps, bases and hospitals where she talked and sang with soldiers in the name of the “Jewish soul.” She said she found an enormous yearning for religion without politics, a tremendous thirst for Jewish values, for a return to God, for a belief, among the soldiers she met. Mrs. Jungreis, the wife of a rabbi, has been described as “The Jewish Billy Graham.”

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