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Protest Against Trifa

Four rabbinical leaders participated with 300 members of Concerned Jewish Youth in a demonstration last Thursday renewing demands that the governing board of the National Council of Churches expel Archbishop Valerian Trifa on charges he joined in the murders of thousands of Jews and Christians in Bucharest in 1941.

The rabbinic leaders were Rabbi Walter S. Wurzburger, president of the Rabbinical Council of America; Rabbi Alexander Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Rabbi Saul Teplitz, vice-president of the Synagogue Council of America and of the Rabbinical Assembly; and Rabbi Benjamin Blech, chairman of the National Council of Young Israel.