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Ask Tolerance in Passover Radio Program

March 30, 1934
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Pleas for international tolerance, the strengthening of Jewish spiritual life and the consolidating of the forces of Judaism featured the Passover program broadcast last night over Station WJZ and the Blue network, under the auspices of the Religious Reconstruction Committee, Union of Orothodox Jewish Congregations of America.

“The Passover is coming again,” Rabbi Leo Jung, president of the Union’s Rabbinical Council and one of the speakers on the program, said, “and it would feign burn into the hearts of men God’s plan of salvation. It would tell them that it is foolish to think of freedom for this clan, and happiness for that tribe, and salvation exclusively for one nation.

“As deep as the sea and as broad as the sky, must freedom be. If one be excluded, there is no freedom. If one be denied light, there is universal darkness.”


Mrs. Herbert S. Goldstein, honorary chairman of the women’s division of the Religious Reconstruction Committee, declared that “today the spiritual life of the Jews needs to be strengthened and renewed, and women can play an important part in this work. Our religious and educational institutions all over America are suffering from indifference and neglect.”

An appeal to hold aloft the banner of Judaism was the keynote of the address delivered by William Feinberg, president of the Jewish Center and chairman of the Greater New York branch of the Union.

“We believe,” he declared, “that Jewry can make no greater contribution to our beloved country than by making of itself a living embodiment of the ideas of the Torah, by giving the Torah dynamic expression through school, synagogue and home, in which the spirit of the Lord will prevail, and through which the message of our faith will go out to the men and women of our country.”

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