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  • Synagogue Council, Community Relations Council Hit Black ‘reparations’ Demands

    The Synagogue Council of America and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, representing a great majority of the American Jewish community, issued a joint statement today rejecting the demand of the National Black Economic Development Conference for $500 million in reparations for “200 years of slavery” and its threat to seize churches and synagogues… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Police Hunt Youths Who Threw Fire Bomb at Hasidic Synagogue

    Police today were searching for two youths who allegedly threw a fire bomb into a Hasidic synagogue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn during Lag B’omer celebrations yesterday. Rabbi Jacob Wertzberger of Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, said no one was injured and the damage was slight. He said “I don’t think there is any anti-Semitic… More ▸

  • American Jewish Historical Society Sets Up $2,500 Fund for Doctoral Candidates

    The American Jewish Historical Society has created a special $2,500 fund to provide research grants to doctoral degrees candidates for research and studies in American Jewish historical subjects, Philip Snag of Chicago told the 67th annual meeting of the society here in his presidential report. The four-day sessions concluded with election of Dr. Abram V…. More ▸

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. Will Visit Israel to Perform for Troops in Hospitals, Camps

    Sammy Davis Jr., the American Negro entertainer who adopted the Jewish faith, will visit Israel in July to give a benefit performance for wounded Israeli soldiers and to perform for troops in Israeli military camps. Mr. Davis’ plans were disclosed by his New York attorney, Leon Charney, who is arranging the tour. He said the… More ▸

  • Sutton, Scheuer Join in Student Demonstration Outside Soviet Aeroflot Office

    The Borough President of Manhattan and a New York Congressman who is a candidate for the mayoral nomination joined a demonstration by some 500 persons outside the New York offices of Aeroflot, the Soviet Airline, in a demonstration yesterday on behalf of the Jews in the USSR. The demonstration was the second organized during the… More ▸

  • St. Louis Community Executive Offers Views on Why U.S. Negroes Are Not Like Jews

    When American Jews cite their struggles against poverty and discrimination and ask. “Why can’t the blacks be like us?”, they are asking a “pseudo-question,” says William Kahn, executive director of the St. Louis Jewish Community Centers Association. Writing in the spring issue of the “Journal of Jewish Communal Service,” Mr. Kahn says the answer to… More ▸

  • Freiheit Editor Affirms Pro-israel Stand Despite Communist Attacks

    The Morning Freiheit, a left-wing Yiddish daily, is at odds with the U.S. Communist Party which has criticized it and another left-wing publication, Jewish Currents, for supporting Israel in a “war of aggression” against the Arabs and for its alleged “obsession with black anti-Semitism.” The Freiheit was defended against both charges by its 77-year-old editor,… More ▸

  • Southern Illinois University Faculty Member Rebuts Anti-semitic Allegations of Negro

    A Jewish faculty member at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has rebutted the anti-Semitic allegations of a Negro student published in the university newspaper and has urged an end to the “racist madness” on the campus. Prof. Mordecai Gorelik, research professor of theater, wrote to the paper, The Daily Egyptian, which published the interview with… More ▸

  • Fcc Says Anti-semitic Statements Broadcast on Wbal Were Protected by 1st Amendment

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that anti-Semitic statements broadcast over WBAI-FM, a New York radio station, last December and January, were protected by the guarantee of free speech in the First Amendment of the Constitution and that it has no authority to judge or act on the broadcast. The FCC statement was contained in… More ▸

  • Jewish Center Workers Reaffirm Commitment to Help Solve Urban Crisis

    Leading professional and volunteer workers of Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs across the country reaffirmed last week their agencies’ determination to participate in Jewish communal efforts to help solve the urban crisis despite Negro anti-Semitism. The leaders participated in a two-day conference convened by the National Jewish Welfare Board. More ▸