holidays

  • Soviet Government Disseminates Statement on Jews in U.S.S.R.

    For the first time since the establishment of the United Nations the Soviet delegation here disseminated to the press today a statement on Jewish religious life in the Soviet Union. The statement did not touch upon the liquidation of Jewish cultural institutions in the USSR, nor did it make any mention of the fate of… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Members, U.S. Jewish Leaders Confer on Bond Drive

    Levi Eshkol, Israel Minister of Finance, spent the Shevuoth holiday with Pinhas Lavon, Minister without Portfolio, and Ambassador Abba Eban here, where they conferred with the leaders of the State of Israel Bond Organization regarding the future of the present Bond Issue and the possibilities for a new Israel Bond Issue in the United States…. More ▸

  • Appeals for Support of U.J.A. Will Be Made in New York Synagogues During Shevuoth

    Appeals for the support of the United Jewish Appeal will be heard in synagogues and temples throughout the country tomorrow and Saturday as Jewry celebrates the Shevuoth holidays. A proclamation to be read by rabbis to their congregations during holiday sermons declares: Inasmuch as Israel, which has offered itself as a refuge for all homeless… More ▸

  • Rabbi James Heller, Upa Head, Leaving for Palestine to Initiate Settlement Program

    Rabbi James G. Heller, of Cincinnati, national chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, is leaving for Palestine next week to help initiate a large-scale settlement program in behalf of the Jewish survivors of war and Nazi oppression in Europe, it was announced today. During his three-months’ stay in Palastine, Rabbi Heller is expected to study… More ▸

  • 500 Orthodox Rabbis, in Shevouth Manifesto, Call for Support of UJA

    A Shevouth manifesto issued today by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada in the names of its 500 members calls upon the Jews in America to contribute to the United Jewish Appeal. The festival commemorating the handing down to the Jewish people of the sacred Book of the Law, embodying… More ▸

  • Reich Starts Purge of Jewish Lawyers in Austria; 500 to Be Affected

    The long-expected purge of Jews in the Austrian legal profession started today when notices of suspension were sent to Jewish lawyers by the Reichs Ministry of Justice. The attorneys were given three weeks to wind up pending cases and to turn over their clientele to "Aryan" lawyers. It is expected that at least 500 Jewish… More ▸

  • 15 Jews Injured in Warsaw Attacks

    The Shevuoth holiday was marked by frequent attacks on Jews in the streets of Warsaw. Fifteen Jews were injured, two of them, Ephraim Bartmann and Shlomo Kleinman, seriously enough to require hospital treatment. More ▸

  • Polish Consul Intervenes

    In accordance with instructions from Warsaw, the Polish Consul-General is making diplomatic efforts to save two Jewish youths with Polish citizenship sentenced to death by the Haifa military court for firing on an Arab bus, it was learned today. Prayers in behalf of the condemned were offered during Shevuoth services in all synagogues. More ▸