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  • Jewish War Veterans of New York State Rap Forman’s Demands for ‘reparations’

    The Jewish War Veterans of New York State have pledged full support to the Negro struggle for economic and social justice in a statement which also denounced “extortionist” demands for economic “reparations” from churches and synagogues. The statement, issued at the JWV 39th annual convention here, criticized James Forman for his demands for a half… More ▸

  • U.S. Educational Crisis Goes Beyond Black-jewish Relations, Says Maslow

    The educational crisis in America goes far beyond the relations between Negroes and Jews in the United States, according to Will Maslow, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. Mr. Maslow, an adjunct professor at the City College of New York, addressed a sociological seminar at the Institute of Jewish Affairs here. He said the… More ▸

  • Curacao Leader Says Most Jews Are Prepared to Salvage Damage Caused by Rioting

    Most Jews in the Netherlands West Indies colony of Curacao are prepared to salvage the damage done to their business establishments in last Friday’s rioting even though it may take as long as three years to recoup the losses put at $35 million, according to Lionel Capriles, a leader of the island’s Sephardic community and… More ▸

  • Jewish Big Brothers Agency Expands Services to Include Negro Children

    The Jewish Big Brothers Association of Boston is marking its 50th anniversary with an expansion of its services for the first time to the black community with referrals for black children being received and assignments to help them underway. Another innovation, according to president Arthur I. Zich, is an experimental Little Sister program in which… More ▸

  • Negro Newspaper Group Hails Israel on 21st Anniversary, Cites Aid to African States

    A leading group of American Negro newspapers, in a 21st anniversary salute to the State of Israel, declared editorially that “Black people of the world owe a great debt of gratitude to the State of Israel for the unflagging assistance given to the newly independent African nations.” The editorial appeared in the Chicago Daily Defender… More ▸

  • Lubavitcher Rebbe Urges Hasidim to Stay in Neighborhoods Threatened by Militants

    Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who has more than 300,000 Hasidic followers around the world and a large following in Brooklyn, said today that Jews in all urban centers in this country should “hold tight” and not abandon Jewish neighborhoods threatened by Negro militants. “It is a matter that concerns many sections in… More ▸

  • Synagogue Council, Community Relations Council Hit Black ‘reparations’ Demands

    The Synagogue Council of America and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, representing a great majority of the American Jewish community, issued a joint statement today rejecting the demand of the National Black Economic Development Conference for $500 million in reparations for “200 years of slavery” and its threat to seize churches and synagogues… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Police Hunt Youths Who Threw Fire Bomb at Hasidic Synagogue

    Police today were searching for two youths who allegedly threw a fire bomb into a Hasidic synagogue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn during Lag B’omer celebrations yesterday. Rabbi Jacob Wertzberger of Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, said no one was injured and the damage was slight. He said “I don’t think there is any anti-Semitic… More ▸

  • American Jewish Historical Society Sets Up $2,500 Fund for Doctoral Candidates

    The American Jewish Historical Society has created a special $2,500 fund to provide research grants to doctoral degrees candidates for research and studies in American Jewish historical subjects, Philip Snag of Chicago told the 67th annual meeting of the society here in his presidential report. The four-day sessions concluded with election of Dr. Abram V…. More ▸

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. Will Visit Israel to Perform for Troops in Hospitals, Camps

    Sammy Davis Jr., the American Negro entertainer who adopted the Jewish faith, will visit Israel in July to give a benefit performance for wounded Israeli soldiers and to perform for troops in Israeli military camps. Mr. Davis’ plans were disclosed by his New York attorney, Leon Charney, who is arranging the tour. He said the… More ▸