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  • Ickes Calls on United Synagogue to Aid in Correcting Social Order

    Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes tonight appealed to the United Synagogue of America, representing the Conservative Jews, to aid in making the United States “a land of equal opportunity for all, regardless of race or color or creed, a land where every man may aspire to at least a modest ownership of private property… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Replies to Attack on Its Divorce Plan

    The Rabbinical Assembly of America in a statement issued yesterday, made clear its attitude on the question of relaxing the Jewish religious divorce law affecting wives who have been deserted by their husbands. The statement came in reply to the resolution adopted by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis several days ago attacking the Rabbinical Assembly…. More ▸

  • Between the Lines

    The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada has entered into an open fight with the Rabbinical Assembly of America on the question of modifying the Jewish divorce law as it affects wives who have been deserted by their husbands. The fight between the two rabbinical bodies, although taking place in America,… More ▸

  • Between the Lines

    The change in the divorce law adopted by the Rabbinical Assembly of America deserves nothing but praise. It is sure to be followed in Poland where there are thousands of deserted Jewish women, as well as in other parts of Europe. This change, which makes it possible for a woman who has been deserted for… More ▸

  • Rabbis Score Violation of Sabbath Laws

    Public desecration of the Sabbath was condemned and faith in the principles of democracy were reaffirmed in resolutions passed yesterday afternoon by the Rabbinical Assembly of America at the concluding session of the three day convention in Far Rockaway, at which Rabbi Eugene Kohn of Bayonne was elected president for the coming year. The resolution… More ▸

  • Rabbis Urge Change in Divorce Law

    A recommendation that the Rabbinical Assembly modify the traditional Jewish marriage and divorce laws was made by Dr. Louis Epstein of Brookline, Mass., at yesterday’s session of the Assembly’s three-day convention at Rockaway Park. As head of the committee authorized to draw up the changes, Dr. Epstein recommended that the traditional law under which a… More ▸

  • The Bulletin’s Day Book

    By special dispensation from Herr Hitler himself, a few prominent and formerly powerful Jews have been awarded the “Aryan” diploma or “Aryan” racial certificate, Thus the offspring and heir of Abraham Mendelsohn, head of the old German Jewish banking firm, carries a diploma today assuring one and all, whomever it may concern, that 100 per… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly’s Annual Convention to Open Today

    The Rabbinical Assembly of America, of which about 200 Conservative rabbis are members, will open its annual convention here tomorrow. Many matters of vital importance to American and world Jewry will be taken up by the convention. The following subjects affecting American Jewish life will be taken up at the various sessions: “The Community Federation… More ▸

  • Mrs. Kohut, President of Jewish Women’s Congress, Returns from Europe

    Mrs. Alexander Kohut, president of the Congress of Jewish Women, declared her satisfaction over the action taken by the delegates at the International Congress of Jewish Women, held recently at Hamburg. "I consider," stated Mrs. Kohut on her return on board the S. S. Leviathan, "that the action of the Congress on the Agunoth question… More ▸