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  • Synagogue Council Backs Right of Dissent, Opposes Draft for Youths Opposing Viet Nam War

    The Synagogue Council of America representing the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox branches of Judaism, today defended the right of dissent and charged that Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey’s instruction to draft boards, to conscript youngsters who allegedly “obstruct” the draft procedure, was “a dangerous usurpation of the role of the courts.” Rabbi Jacob P. Rudin,… More ▸

  • Orthodox Leader Says Viet Nam War Policy Does Not Endanger Anti-poverty Fight

    Rabbi Pesach Z. Levovitz, president of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council, took sharp issue here this weekend with those of President Johnson’s critics who say that the war in Viet Nam jeopardizes the anti-poverty and Great Soviety programs. “We have every confidence in the President’s assertion that the American economy is strong enough to cope with… More ▸

  • Congressman Sees USSR Building ‘second Front’ in Mideast to Offset Viet Nam War

    The Soviet Union may have caused the sinking of the Israeli destroyer Elath and otherwise escalated tensions to establish “a second front in the Middle East, to take the heat off North Viet Nam,” Rep. Edward J. Derwinski, Illinois Republican, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said today. In a weekend statement issued… More ▸

  • Jews Start Passover with Prayers for Peace; Seders in Viet Nam

    Jews throughout the free world started the observance of Passover tonight with the fate of the Jews in the Soviet Union uppermost in their minds, and with the hope that peace will come to Israel and to the world. A special matzoh, designated as "Matzoh of Hope," was set aside at the Seder in thousands… More ▸

  • A.jJ Congress Head Says He Regards Viet Nam As a ‘jewish Issue’

    The importance of Jewish involvement in the struggle to end the Viet Nam war was stressed today by Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, president of the American Jewish Congress, in an address before his organization’s national women’s division convention. Serving notice that the American Jewish Congress regarded Viet Nam as a "Jewish issue," Rabbi Lelyveld said:… More ▸

  • Jewish War Veterans Criticize Rev. King on Viet Nam Issue

    The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. today sharply criticized Dr. Martin Luther King for equating America’s defence of Viet Nam with abhorrent Nazi practices during World War II. JWV National Commander Malcolm A. Tarlov referred specifically to Dr. King’s likening the use of new weapons in Viet Nam to the Nazi experimentation with new… More ▸

  • Israel to Train South Vietnamese Youths in Irrigation Methods

    Five South Vietnamese youths are expected here shortly for a training course in irrigation methods and stock-breeding techniques within the framework of technical cooperation between the two countries, it was reported here today. Israel’s decision to accept the group was taken at the Government level following a request from Saigon, it was learned. The Israel… More ▸

  • Chaplains in South Viet Nam Issue Monthly for Jewish Servicemen

    Jewish servicemen on duty in South Viet Nam are now receiving a new monthly Jewish paper, according to word received here by the National Jewish Welfare Board. The periodical, Viet Nam Jewish Chronicle, is issued by the Jewish Chaplain’s Office of the Military Advisory Command in Viet Nam. The first issue featured an explanation of… More ▸

  • Eban Again Urges Thant to Keep U.N. Job; Discusses Viet Nam Issue

    Abba Eban, Israel’s Foreign Minister, has again urged Secretary-General U Thant to stay on in his post on the grounds that Mr. Thant’s initiative is needed at the United Nations at this time to help solve the Viet Nam situation. Mr. Eban had previously urged Mr. Thant by cable to accept reelection to the Secretary-Generalship…. More ▸