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  • Study Finds Generation, Education Gap Among Jews on Black Anti-semitism Issue

    A major study of opinions of Jews and Negroes in New York City’s five boroughs, financed by a $109,000 Ford Foundation grant, has disclosed a deep generation and educational gap among Jews in their assessments of Negro anti-Semitism and in readiness to support efforts to end discrimination against non-white minorities. The survey, made by Louis… More ▸

  • Social International Says It Will Back UN Initiative on Soviet Jewry

    The secretary general of the Socialist International has written to United Nations Secretary General U Thant pledging the International’s full support for any initiative which may be taken by the UN regarding the plight of Soviet Jewry. Hans Janitschek also sent Mr. Thant copies of a Socialist International pamphlet containing the report of a special… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Committee Hails Senate Rejection of Nixon’s Haynesworth Nomination

    The Jewish Labor Committee has hailed the Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Federal Judge Clement F. Haynesworth for a seat on the United States Supreme Court. In a statement, Charles S. Zimmerman, president of the organization, said “the failure of the Nixon Administration to force this appointment on the Senate is a significant victory… More ▸

  • Atlanta Extends a Warm Welcome to Singer Nehama Lifschitz, Who Visits Day School

    Atlanta extended a warm welcome to Nehama Lifschitz yesterday. The Russian-born Jewish folksinger, who left her native land earlier this year to become a citizen of Israel, was here on a concert tour sponsored by Premier Golda Meir of Israel. She was greeted by Mayor Ivan Allan and, accompanied by the Israel Consul General, Moshe… More ▸

  • Mrs. Martin Luther King Joins Honorary Atlanta Committee Welcoming Miss Lifschitz

    Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., widow of the Negro civil rights leader has joined an honorary committee welcoming the Russian-Jewish folk singer, Nehama Lifschitz who will give a concert here Nov. 18. Miss Lifschitz, who has become an Israeli citizen, is on a concert tour of the United States in cooperation with the American-Israel Cultural… More ▸

  • 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 ▸