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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Court Declines to Review Ruling on License of Station Accused of Broadcasting Bigotry

    The Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a lower court’s decision upholding the license renewal of a suburban Los Angeles radio station accused of broadcasting anti-Semitic material. The renewal had been opposed by the southwestern regional office of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League which charged that the taped broadcasts of an ultra-conservative commentator, Richard Cotten,… More ▸

  • New York Chapters of 9 Major Jewish Organizations Endorse Decentralization Concept

    The New York chapters of nine major American Jewish organizations have endorsed the concept of school decentralization, the controversial issue at the heart of last fall’s strikes by New York City teachers. The organizations expressed their approval of decentralization in a joint statement issued through the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. It called… More ▸

  • Rabbi Ginzberg Warns Against Seeing Negro’s Upward Thrust As a ‘racial Issue’

    Prof. Eli Ginzberg of Columbia University cautioned 500 rabbis yesterday not to see the Negro’s quest for power and full equality as a “racial issue.” The noted economist and manpower specialist, speaking at the 69th annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative), warned that the upward thrust of the Negro community will create inevitable conflict… More ▸

  • See Lindsay Facing Problems in Relations with Jews As He Seeks Re-election

    Mayor John V. Lindsay, who announced yesterday that he will run for re-election in November, faces an up hill fight and not the least of his problems is his relations with New York’s Jewish community which largely supported him when he ran for Mayor in 1965, the Wall Street Journal reported today. Journal reporter Alan… More ▸

  • See Teachers Union Playing Down Black Anti-semitism in Ocean Hill-brownsville

    The Jewish-led, predominantly Jewish United Federation of Teachers, which had been accused of exaggerating black anti-Semitism as an issue in last fall’s teachers’ strikes, today was apparently playing down the issue. The current issue of the union’s weekly “United Teachers,” carried an article headlined, “Black Anti-Semitism Seen As Exaggerated Issue by Parents and Staff of… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Told of Efforts to Strengthen Conservative Movement in Israel

    The president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical arm of Conservative Judaism, called today for new efforts to establish a strong Conservative movement in Israel, Rabbi Ralph Simon of Chicago, addressing 500 rabbis assembled here for the international rabbinical association’s 69th annual convention, enumerated steps already taken to achieve that objective. He said the Israel… More ▸

  • Rabbi Says Negro Clergy Have ‘significant’ Role in Black Anti-semitism

    An Orthodox rabbinical leader charged today that Negro clergymen have a “highly significant” role in the inception and spread of black anti-Semitism, either by failing to discourage it or by originating it and serving as a “core of racial antagonism.” The charge was made by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, executive vice-president of the National Committee… More ▸