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Shavuot

  • Moscow to Have Kosher Meat and Kosher Restaurants, Rabbi Announces

    Soviet meat shops in Jewish neighborhoods will soon be selling kosher meat in Moscow and the government will open kosher restaurants, Moscow’s Chief Rabbi, M. Schliffer, announced at a Shevuoth service last Thursday, according to a cable to the New York Times. The dispatch from Moscow said that Rabbi Schliffer had declared that the kosher… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • U. J. A. Issues Shavuos Appeal to U.S. Jewry; Holiday Starts Tonight

    A Shavuos call to 3,750 Jewish communities throughout the country, to assure the successful financing this summer of the most important agricultural development program to be launched in Israel since the establishment of the state, was issued here today by the United Jewish Appeal on the eve of Shavuos, the Festival of Pentecost, which in… More ▸

  • Shavuoth Starts Tonight; Synagogue Council Issues Proclamation

    The Synagogue Council of America, which represents Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism, today issued a proclamation urging the Jews in this country to attend their synagogues on Shavuoth, the two-day holiday honoring the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Shavuoth will begin at sundown tomorrow. “Sinai,” the proclamation says, “marked the all-important half-way… 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 ▸