civil rights

  • Catholic Calls on Christian Leaders to Uproot Anti-semitic Attitudes

    A leading Roman Catholic writer and editor said today “The battle against Christian anti-Semitism, conscious and unconscious, is not yet won” and called upon Christian leaders to take action to uproot the anti-Semitic attitudes that still pervade the world. Mrs. Clair Huchet Bishop of France, spoke at a symposium of 60 Christian and Jewish theologians… More ▸

  • Israeli Black Panthers Turn Meeting into Shambles; Battle Police; Charge Brutality

    Israel’s home grown Black Panthers battled police outside of Jerusalem district police headquarters today after they earlier disrupted an annual folkloric gathering of immigrants from North Africa. Police wielded truncheons as the self-styled Panthers tried to storm the headquarters building. A claim by one Panther, that mounted police had indiscriminately trampled them was refuted by… More ▸

  • Labor Official Says There is Executive Suite Discrimination Against Jews

    A Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor said here that discrimination against hiring Jews to fill top corporate executive positions persists although “the exclusions come in many cases as a great shock to the corporations themselves.” The situation was discussed at length by John L. Wilkes who oversees contract compliance in the Department of Labor. Wilkes… More ▸

  • Trade Union Delegation, Headed by Black Unionist, Visiting Israel

    James H. Jones, president of the Negro Trade Union Leadership Council and international representative of the United Steel Workers of America, and Joseph Schwartz, president of the Knitgoods Workers Union, I.L.G.W.U., are the co-chairmen of a labor delegation of Philadelphia trade union leaders and their wives that left this weekend for 10-day visit to Israel…. More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Women Moved by Racially, Religiously Mixed Choir of Young Addicts

    Seven hundred members of the B’nai B’rith Women were emotionally overwhelmed today by a performance by a racially and religiously mixed choir of heroin addicted youngsters from Odyssey House, the New York drug-treatment center. The performance closed the organization’s four-day triennial international convention. The women wept openly when a black youngster sang the solo part… More ▸

  • Black Jews to Emigrate to Israel; Will Undergo Ritual Conversion if Required

    A black rabbi, who recently visited Israel with several members of his congregation, has announced the intentions of his group to emigrate there in the near future. Rabbi Abel Respes, spiritual leader of Temple Adat Beyt Mosheh, located in Elwood, a small community near here, said that approximately 50 black Jews were planning to make… More ▸

  • Police Investigating Bombing of Temple, the Third in Less Than Two Weeks

    Police here are continuing their investigation into the bombing Friday morning of Temple Beth Am. The temple, blasted by dynamite, was the third Rochester synagogue wrecked in less than two weeks and the ninth building including two Negro churches, to be bombed in the past four weeks. No injuries were reported in connection with the… More ▸

  • First Black Trade Unionist Honored with State of Israel Award

    A black trade union leader, Benjamin T. Irvin, has become the first Negro to receive a special State of Israel award. City Councilman William J. Cottrell, dinner chairman at the State of Israel Tribute dinner-dance where the award was made, said Mr. Irvin was honored because “he has devoted his energies and his talents for… More ▸

  • Two Synagogues Bombed; Extensive Damage to Both Buildings; No Motives Known

    Two synagogues here were ravaged by bombs early this morning, injuring two persons slightly and causing extensive damage to both buildings. The blasts, which were spaced ten minutes apart, occurred shortly after midnight at Temple Beth Sholom and The Light of Israel Sephardic Center. This is the second time in two weeks that Rochester has… More ▸

  • Jews Said to Have Proceeded Columbus to New World by 1400 Years

    Jews escaping the Romans landed in the New World some 1,400 years before Columbus, a Brandeis University professor claimed over the weekend. Cyrus H. Gordon, professor of Mediterranean Studies at the Waltham, Mass., institution, presented his findings to the North Shore Archaeological Society on Long Island. He said an inscription on a stone found in… More ▸