Rose Halprin Advises Jews Outside Israel to Use Hebrew As Second Tongue
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Rose Halprin Advises Jews Outside Israel to Use Hebrew As Second Tongue

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Jewry outside Israel must make Hebrew its second language and must never “ignore the fact of Israel, ” Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, declared here today. Speaking at the Jewish Theological Seminary here as the opening participant of the institution’s Israel Institute, she stated:

“No Jew who has any concern for Jewish survival can ignore the fact of Israel, can fail to give it support, can fail to recognize that, there, conditions exist for a great spiritual and cultural renaissance that do not obtain even in the large centers of the Diaspora. On the other hand, the Diaspora must-as indeed the Diaspora did throughout 2,000 years-find its own channels for expressing its cultural life. It needs to develop an informed educated laity. It must acquire Hebrew as a second language. It must seek to develop great institutions of learning and give scope for the emergence of great scholars.”

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