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  • Quebec Department of Education Will Try to Re-schedule Exams Set for Shavuot

    The Quebec Department of Education has promised that it will try work out arrangements whereby observant Jewish children will not be required to take their high school final examinations on June 10-11, a date that conflicts with the holiday of Shavuot. The matter was brought to the attention of the board by the Joint Community… More ▸

  • Security Forces Arrest 29 Guerrillas, Break 2 Gangs, During Shavuot Holiday

    While Israelis were happily celebrating Shavuot, Israeli security forces were kept busy on the occupied West Bank and in Israel. Twenty-nine Arab guerrillas were captured in the Samaria (northern) district as two sabotage gangs were broken, a military spokesman said. They disclosed the names of sympathizers who were arrested. The first group of about 10… More ▸

  • Thousands Make Traditional Pilgrimage to Jerusalem to Observe Shavuot

    Thousands of persons made the traditional pilgrimage to Jerusalem over the Shavuot holiday, many to practice the tradition of studying the Torah throughout the night. The streets were also filled with tourists and curiosity-seekers. Torah Scholls were provided in great number at the Western Wall for those who visited there for prayer. Shavuot, which is… More ▸

  • Thousands of Jews Celebrate Shavuot at Wailing Wall; First Time in 19 Years

    Thousands of Israeli Jews poured into old Jerusalem today to celebrate Shavuot at the Wailing Wall, the holiest of Judaism’s shrines, for the first time in 19 years. The observance of the holiday at the wall, partly a relic of Solomon’s Temple, also marked the first time in centuries that Jews were able to worship… More ▸

  • President of J. N. F. of America Deplores Lack of Unity in U.S. Jewry

    The lack of unity on the part of American Jewry in the face of renewed threats against Israel’s security was deplored here last night by Max Bressler, president of the Jewish National Fund of America. He spoke before a gathering of 1, 500 persons attending the JNF’s annual Shevuoth celebration. “Even the threat of Israel’s… More ▸

  • N.j. Legislature Defeats Slaughter Bill Threatening Kashruth

    The Assembly of the New Jersey Legislature has defeated a so-called “humane slaughter” bill which, if enacted, would have affected shechitah in the State of New Jersey and might have affected the supply of Kosher meats to New York City, whose markets are almost entirely dependent on the output of slaughter houses in this state…. More ▸

  • Synagogues in Moscow and Leningrad Were Crowded During Shavuoth

    All synagogues in Moscow and in Leningrad were crowded beyond capacity last week when Shavuoth services were conducted by the congregations, according to highly authentic reports received here today from the Soviet Union. Not only the houses of worship but the courtyards surrounding the synagogues were filled with many hundreds of Jews celebrating the holiday,… More ▸

  • Arab Infiltrators Attack Israeli Car Near Eilat; Escape to Sinai

    Shevuoth holiday traffic was interrupted today when infiltrators attacked a car carrying three tourists and two Israelis near the Red Sea Port of Silat in Southern Israel. The assailants ambushed the car firing seven shots and hitting mainly the tires. A car coming from the opposite direction rescued the uninjured occupants. Security Forces rushed to… More ▸

  • Observance of Shavuot Starts in Israel with Children’s Street Marches

    Some 5,000 children took part today in the “first fruit” assemblies held here as part of the public observance of Shavuot both in the capital and throughout Israel which starts tomorrow evening. The holiday commemorates both the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount final and the traditional festival of the first harvests. Dressed in… More ▸