MIAMI BEACH, Flo. (Jun. 24)
The newly-elected head of the Rabbinical Council of America declared today that “intermarriage represents a silent spiritual Holocaust, “which is taking a heavy toll of the entire American Jewish community and is jeopardizing its very survival.
Rabbi Sol Roth, Atlantic Beach, N.Y., the newly-elected president of the organization of Orthodox rabbis, made those remarks in his official acceptance address before several hundred delegates here.
Rabbi Roth called for “the elimination from leadership roles in Jewish public life of all those who marry out of their faith, and rabbis who performances between Jews and non-Jews. The time has come for drastic steps to stem this suicidal tide which represents a self-inflicted Holocaust and offers Hitler the possibility of a posthumous victory.” He spoke at the 44th annual convention of the Rabbinical Council.
“The Rabbinical Council has decided that it will exercise its veto powers against the selection of such individuals in organizations like the Synagogue Council of America, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the JWB Chaplaincy Commission, and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council,” he said.