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  • Sca Assails Vigilante Tactics by ‘unpresentative’ Jewish Group

    The Synagogue Council of America denounced today “calls to violence and vigilantism emanating from various quarters, including a small unpresentative segment of the Jewish community.” The SCA is the coordinating agency for Reform, Conservative and Orthodox rabbinical and congregational organizations. The statement by Rabbi Solomon J. Sharfman, SCA president, did not name any vigilante groups… More ▸

  • Mattapan Rabbi Sees Attack on Him Stemming from Urban Tensions

    A 28-year-old rabbi who was severely burned when two assailants attacked him with an acid bomb in his home here last month said today that the incident may have been related to the tensions between Jews and Negroes in his once predominantly Jewish neighborhood. Rabbi Gerald B. Zelermyer of Temple Beth Hillel here was the… More ▸

  • Workmen’s Circle Assails Jewish Defense League As ‘self-appointed Vigilante Group’

    The Workmen’s Circle, Jewish labor fraternal order, today condemned the Jewish Defense League (JDL) as “a self-appointed vigilante group” and called upon the American Jewish community to join in a unified condemnation. A statement issued by Israel Breslow, president, and Benjamin A. Gebiner, executive secretary, on behalf of the organization, said the JDL, which claims… More ▸

  • American Jewish Committee Withdraws from Foundation over Forman ‘reparations’ Issue

    The American Jewish Committee, the only Jewish member of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), has quit the foundation over its association with a Negro militant group demanding “reparations” from synagogues and churches. In its letter of resignation, the AJ Committee indicated it was seeking new means to mobilize Jewish support to meet the… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Council Proposes Program to Halt Flight from Changing Neighborhoods

    The Rabbinical Council of America proposed today a three-point program to halt the flight of Jews from changing neighborhoods–a national conference of all Orthodox leaders on the subject, to be followed by a meeting with leaders of all faith communities, and additional meetings with Negro and Puerto Rican leaders both on a national and street-to-street… More ▸

  • 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 ▸