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  • Hillel Foundations Say U.S. Universities Are More Receptive to Judaic Studies

    American universities are increasingly receptive to inclusion of accredited Judaic study courses in their curricula, a B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations study reported here today. Preliminary findings of a survey of more than 200 major (institutions) indicated a general acceptance among college administrations to recognize the “academic authenticity” of such study courses. The findings, reported at… More ▸

  • Commerce Department is Studying Aj Congress Protest Against Aid to Gerald L.k. Smith

    The United States Department of Commerce said it has under “serious investigation and consideration” a protest lodged by the American Jewish Congress against a Federal grant of $181,500 to enhance a project sponsored by Gerald L.K. Smith, a professional peddler of racial hate propaganda since the early 1930s. The grant, announced by Rep. John P…. More ▸

  • Fortas Rejects Concept of Sectarian Seat on United States Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, the last Jew to serve on the country’s highest judicial bench, rejected the notion today that there should be a “Jewish seat” on the court, a Catholic seat, a Negro seat or even a “Wasp seat,” Mr. Fortas said in a speech before the National Press Club that members… More ▸

  • Study Finds Generation, Education Gap Among Jews on Black Anti-semitism Issue

    A major study of opinions of Jews and Negroes in New York City’s five boroughs, financed by a $109,000 Ford Foundation grant, has disclosed a deep generation and educational gap among Jews in their assessments of Negro anti-Semitism and in readiness to support efforts to end discrimination against non-white minorities. The survey, made by Louis… More ▸

  • Finds Moderate Attitude of Most Negroes Toward Whites and Jews Generally Unchanged

    The moderate attitude of most Negroes towards whites generally and Jews in particular that prevailed several years ago remains basically unchanged, according to a Harvard sociologist whose 1964 study of protest and prejudice in the black community was conducted under a grant from the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League, But Dr. Gary T. Marx reports that… More ▸

  • 8 American Negro Editors and Publishers Will Conduct Study Mission in Israel

    Eight American Negro editors and publishers will visit Israel for 10 days beginning Nov. 16 to study that country’s social and economic methods with a view to applying some of them toward the betterment of the Negro community in the United States. The eight, representing leading Negro newspapers, will tour Israel as guests its Government…. More ▸

  • Cleveland Jews Have History of Cooperation with Mayor Carl Stokes

    The Jewish community of Cleveland followed local election developments with close interest despite the absence of any specific Jewish interests. Most Cleveland Jews live in the suburbs and thus had little part in the voting which led to the re-election of Mayor Carl B. Stokes, by a narrow margin. Mr. Stokes was the first Negro… More ▸

  • Prof. Ravitz Leads Field of 18, Will Be President of Detroit City Council

    Prof. Mel Ravitz, of Wayne State University was reelected Tuesday to the Detroit City Council with the highest vote of any candidate and will become President of the Council in January. Another Democrat and liberal leader, Carl M. Levin, running for office for the first time, came in third among the 18 candidates for the… More ▸

  • Sam H. Massell, Jr., 41-year-old Jew, is Elected Mayor of Atlanta

    Sam H. Massell, Jr. was elected yesterday as the first Jewish Mayor of this southern city. The 41-year-old incumbent Vice Mayor, a Democrat, defeated Rodney Cook, 45, a moderate Republican, in a race that was marked by charges of anti-Semitism. A major factor in Mr. Massell’s successful campaign, political observers said, was the heavy vote… More ▸