civil rights

  • Purdue University’s Faculty-student Conclave Urges Change in Admissions Policy

    Rabbi Gerald Engel, director of B’nai B’rith Hillel at Purdue University, has reported that a faculty-student conclave has recommended changes in Purdue’s admissions policy, which a Congressman has charged discriminates against Jews. The recommendations, devised at a recent discussion on “The Morality of Purdue’s Admissions Policy” at the local B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, have been… More ▸

  • Jewish Youth Not Alienated, but Neglected, Jewish Women’s Conclave Told

    Judaism does not have instant answers to all America’s social and ethical problems but it could make an importance contribution to American life if its values and traditions were imparted to Jewish youth, according to Rabbi Irving Greenberg, professor of history at Yeshiva University. Dr. Greenberg was one of several rabbis and scholars who addressed… More ▸

  • Editorial in Negro Newspaper Praises Israel for Aid to Developing Afro-asian Nations

    Israel is the major source of technical know-how for most of the new developing nations in Africa, according to an editorial in the “Chicago Daily Defender,” the nation’s largest Negro-owned daily newspaper. “Within the last two years,” the editorial notes, 35 countries have asked Israel for help.” Engineers and agronomists from Israel are “supervising development… More ▸

  • Morris Abram Named As First Jewish Chairman of United Negro College Fund

    Morris B. Abram, former president of the American Jewish Committee and Brandeis University, was named yesterday as the first Jewish chairman of the United Negro College Fund which raises money for 36 predominantly black colleges and universities. The schools have a total enrollment of 40,000 students and 2,500 full-time faculty members. As president, Mr. Abram… More ▸

  • Fcc Withdraws License from Radio Station Charged with Broadcasting Hate Commentaries

    The Federal Communications Commission, which has rarely removed a broadcast license, even for programming that some have found racially or religiously offensive, has voted unanimously to withdraw the license of WXUR, Media, Pa, which had been charged with “highly racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Negro and anti-Roman Catholic” content. That charge was first made in 1966 by local… More ▸

  • Rabbi Says No Responsible Leader in Williamsburg Invited Jdl to Protect Jews

    A leading Williamsburg rabbi declared today that “no responsible leader” in that Jewish community had invited the Jewish Defense League for protection after clashes broke out between local Jews and blacks following the death of a Negro girl who was struck by a truck driven by a Hassidic Jew. Rabbi Meir Kahane, JDL leader, and… More ▸