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  • Finds Moderate Attitude of Most Negroes Toward Whites and Jews Generally Unchanged

    The moderate attitude of most Negroes towards whites generally and Jews in particular that prevailed several years ago remains basically unchanged, according to a Harvard sociologist whose 1964 study of protest and prejudice in the black community was conducted under a grant from the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League, But Dr. Gary T. Marx reports that… More ▸

  • Memorial Service Held for Jews Killed in Vietnam, Shofarim Sounded by Radicals

    A memorial service for the Jewish servicemen killed in Vietnam and an antiwar demonstration involving about 100 self-styled Jewish “radicals” was held Sunday in front of the White House. The demonstration was held as President Nixon attended worship services. Shofarim (rams horns) were sounded as a call for action. The National Jewish Organizing project, a… More ▸

  • 8 American Negro Editors and Publishers Will Conduct Study Mission in Israel

    Eight American Negro editors and publishers will visit Israel for 10 days beginning Nov. 16 to study that country’s social and economic methods with a view to applying some of them toward the betterment of the Negro community in the United States. The eight, representing leading Negro newspapers, will tour Israel as guests its Government…. More ▸

  • Cleveland Jews Have History of Cooperation with Mayor Carl Stokes

    The Jewish community of Cleveland followed local election developments with close interest despite the absence of any specific Jewish interests. Most Cleveland Jews live in the suburbs and thus had little part in the voting which led to the re-election of Mayor Carl B. Stokes, by a narrow margin. Mr. Stokes was the first Negro… More ▸

  • Prof. Ravitz Leads Field of 18, Will Be President of Detroit City Council

    Prof. Mel Ravitz, of Wayne State University was reelected Tuesday to the Detroit City Council with the highest vote of any candidate and will become President of the Council in January. Another Democrat and liberal leader, Carl M. Levin, running for office for the first time, came in third among the 18 candidates for the… More ▸

  • Washington Jewry Will Provide Accommodations, Services to Vietnam War Protestors

    Washington’s Jewish community and its major synagogues and organizations are preparing to provide accommodations and various services for thousands of Jewish students who are expected to converge on the capital during the Vietnam war mass protests Nov. 13-15. A Jewish Student Assistance Center has been established with the cooperation of the Union of American Hebrew… More ▸

  • Sam H. Massell, Jr., 41-year-old Jew, is Elected Mayor of Atlanta

    Sam H. Massell, Jr. was elected yesterday as the first Jewish Mayor of this southern city. The 41-year-old incumbent Vice Mayor, a Democrat, defeated Rodney Cook, 45, a moderate Republican, in a race that was marked by charges of anti-Semitism. A major factor in Mr. Massell’s successful campaign, political observers said, was the heavy vote… More ▸

  • New York State Official Urges Jews to Work for Restructuring of Urban Community

    A New York State official has urged the Jewish community to redirect its resources away from the “shadow-boxing of anti-Semitism” and to bend its efforts to restructure the urban community as a whole. Dr. Jack Sable, director of the New York State Office for Community Affairs, spoke at the opening of the annual convention of… More ▸