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  • Truman to Be Honored in Chicago by Israel Bond Organization

    Former President Harry S. Truman will be the guest of honor at a nationwide tribute to be held here December 10 under the sponsorship of Israel Bond Organization, it was announced today by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice-president of the organization. Senator Herbert H. Lehman has accepted the national chairmanship of the sponsoring committee for… More ▸

  • U.S. Will Discontinue Technical Assistance to Israel in 1962

    The United States technical assistance program for Israel will be discontinued after the American fiscal year ending June 30, 1962, as a result of what was described in the press here as “a cordial agreement” between the Israel Government and the U.S. Operations Mission, which administers the program. American aid programs, including grants in aid… More ▸

  • Rabbi Saban, Chief Rabbi of Turkey, Dies in Istanbul; Was 83

    Rabbi Raphael David Saban, chief rabbi of Turkey, died here today after a long illness. He was 83. Rabbi Saban was born here, and educated at the Istanbul Rabbinical Academy, Prior to his election to the chief rabbinate, in 1953, he was president of the Jewish Rabbinical Court of Turkey for 23 years. He was… More ▸

  • Religious Groups in Israel Split over Elections of Chief Rabbi

    Moshe Shapira, Minister of the Interior and leader of the National Religious Party, walked out of the Cabiret meeting yesterday in protest against the choice by Cabinet majority of a new Government representative on the nominating commission for the Chief Rabbinate elections. The new appointee, Asher Rosenblum, former director general of the Ministry of Interior,… More ▸

  • Arabs Lift Ban on Four U.S. Ships; Owners Promise Not to Trade with Israel

    Four American ships will be removed from the Jordanian Government blacklist because their owners reportedly presented guarantees against resuming trade with Israel, it was reported here today from Amman. The ships are the Exchester, the Exporter, the Exbrook and the Montego Sea. At the same time, the American ship Lipscombe Lykes has been added to… More ▸

  • Jewish Enrollment in U.S. Colleges Increasing; Quota System is ‘dead’

    Jewish enrollment at American colleges jumped 8.5 percent this semester, spiraling the demands for Jewish student services on the campus, B’nai B’rith was told today at its 117th annual meeting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel by Dr. William Haber, national chairman of B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation. Dr. Haber forecast an enrollment of 400,000 Jewish undergraduates… More ▸

  • School Textbooks in U.S. to Contain More Facts on Nazi Atrocities

    Publishers of school textbooks have in dictated that they are planning to give more detailed, graphic coverage of the Nazi atrocities against Jews in history textbooks for use in New York City schools, it was disclosed here today. The publishers were criticized last month by the Board of Education for their treatment of the Third… More ▸

  • New York Mayor Proclaims ‘histadrut Day’ at City Hall Ceremony

    Robert F. Wagner today proclaimed Wednesday, November 30, as “Histadrut Day” in recognition of the “vital role in the actual creation of the State of Israel” by the Histadrut, Israel’s Federation of Labor. A copy of the official proclamation was presented this morning at a ceremony in the City Hall to leaders of the National… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader Named Member of Cabinet in Province of Ontario

    Allan Grossman, prominent Jewish leader in this province, was named Minister Without Portfolio in the Cabinet of the Province of Ontario. A member of the provincial legislature, Mr. Grossman is also a member of the national executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress. More ▸

  • Jews in Turkey Worried over Order Dissolving Community Councils

    Jewish communal leaders expressed concern here today over a new Government regulation ordering the dissolution of all communal councils in Istanbul. According to the ruling, each synagogue, Jewish social and charitable institution and cemetery will have to have an independent administrative council. Before the introduction of the new ruling, Jewish religious and social activities were… More ▸