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  • Conservative Leader Criticizes Christians on Israel, Negro Anti-semitism Issues

    A lay leader of Conservative Judaism claimed here today that Christian leadership in general has failed to understand and support the Jewish position on Israel or to speak out against manifestations of Negro anti-Semitism. Henry. N. Rapaport, national president of the United Synagogue of America, made his charges at a press conference during a visit… More ▸

  • Negro Editor Urges Black Power Proponents to Emulate Jewish Drive for Excellence

    A Negro editor called upon proponents of Black Power to emulate the Jewish drive for success and go after “Black excellence.” Louis Martin, editor of Sengstacke Publications, said in a column in the Chicago Daily Defender, a Negro newspaper, that “there is something to Jewish culture, some dynamic factor that seems to impel them to… More ▸

  • Penna. Aj Committee Backs Bill Denying Liquor Licenses to Discriminating Clubs

    The American Jewish Committee has endorsed a bill pending in the State Legislature that would deny liquor licenses to clubs that engaged in discrimination. The endorsement was contained in letters to the bill’s sponsors, House majority leader Rep. K. Leroy Irvis and State Sen. Frederick H. Hobbs, written by J.C. Leff and Dr. Murray Friedman,… More ▸

  • BBYO Head Calls for Dialogue Between Young Jews, Negroes to Ease Racial Tensions

    The leader of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization said today that a dialogue between Jewish and black young may succeed in healing relations between the two groups. Dr. Max F. Baer, national director of the BBYO said that research by the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League showed that young Negroes represent the most militant and anti-Semitic… More ▸

  • Synagogue Council Gets Ford Grant for Black-jewish Clergy Project on Tensions

    The Ford Foundation has granted $54,500 to the Synagogue Council of America for a program that will bring Negro and Jewish clergymen together to discuss religious and racial tensions in New York City. The program will be sponsored jointly by the Synagogue Council, which is the representative body of Conservative, Reform and Orthodox rabbis and… More ▸

  • Leading U.S. Negroes Will Attend Israel Parley on Technology, Human Development

    A conference on technology and human development to take place in Israel next April with the participation, among others, of six American Negro leaders, is expected to lead to better understanding between Jews and Negroes in New York, according to Theodore W. Kheel, the labor mediator. Mr. Kheel is president of the American Foundation on… More ▸

  • Jwv Reports Increased Assistance Sought by Negro Ex-gis

    The national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States disclosed today that the number of Negro ex-servicemen seeking assistance from his organization in veterans’ matters has increased by more than 100 percent in the past year. According to Charles Feuereisen, “This does not indicate a national wave of anti-Semitism among Negroes, especially… More ▸

  • Rabbi Calls for Establishment of ‘truth Squads’ to Answer Anti-semitic Attacks

    An Orthodox rabbinical leader proposed today the formation of “truth squads” to reply to anti-Semitic attacks from militant Negroes and he added a demand that communications media be forced to give equal time to Jews to combat such attacks. The proposals were made by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, executive vice-president of the National Committee for… More ▸

  • New N.Y. Rights Chief Urges Revival of Jewish-negro Coalition

    New York City’s newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner yesterday urged a revival of the coalition between Jews and Negroes which has been split by racial tensions. Simeon Golar, a Negro, spoke before a predominantly Jewish audience at the Daughters of Jacob Hospital and Home for the Aged. He said he wanted to be an “honest… More ▸

  • Givens Voices Fears for Canadian Jewry; ‘slumlord’ Accusations Hurled in Halifax

    Fears for the future of Canadian Jewry in the face of increasing disunity in the nation over the Provincial separatist movement–particularly in Quebec–was voiced here by the former Jewish Mayor of Toronto. Philip Givens, now a Liberal Member of Parliament, told a B’nai B’rith regional council meeting, “People tell us that we Jews are paranoid…. More ▸