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  • Quebec to Have Non-denominational School System; Jews Satisfied

    Paul Gerin-Lajoi, Quebec Minister of Education, anticipating the publication of the fourth and final report of the Parent Commission which has brought sweeping educational reforms to the province of Quebec, stated in a speech that he believes that the final report is going to recommend the establishment of a non-denominational school system in Quebec for… More ▸

  • California School of H. U. C. Gets $240, 000 Gift from Walter Hilborn

    The Hebrew Union College school here, the California branch of the Reform rabbinical seminary, has announced a gift of $240, 000 from Walter S. Hilborn, Jewish leader and philanthropist, for construction of the school’s new building when it moves to a site near the University of Southern California campus. Jack Skirball, the school’s administrative board… More ▸

  • Z.O.A. Leader Says State Dept. Wishes to See Israel Less Cultured

    The charge that “certain circles” in the State Department are manifesting a mood and trend “which envisages an Israeli cultural and intellectual standard reduced to the lowest common denominator by the influx of Oriental Jews into the State, ” was voiced here today at a conference of Zionist leaders by Harry Torczyner, chairman of the… More ▸

  • Jacques Lipschitz, Noted Jewish Sculptor, Wins 1966 Gold Medal

    The National Institute of Arts and Letters has designated Jacques Lipschitz, the noted Jewish sculptor, as recipient of its Gold Medal of Sculpture for 1966. The award will be presented to the Lithuanian-born artist at Institute ceremonies on May 25. The 75-year-old sculptor, whose works are represented in every important museum and many private collections… More ▸

  • Israel Indicates Embarkation on New Policy Toward Arabs and Russia

    The embarkation of the Israel Government on a policy of improving the atmosphere in relations with the Arab countries and the Soviet Union was indicated in government circles here today. The renewed efforts have been suggested by the new Foreign Minister, Abba Eban. Among the changes contemplated by the Israel Government is to switch in… More ▸

  • Progressive Rabbis in Israel Voice Charges Against Ministry

    The Council of Progressive Rabbis of Israel, some of whose congregations have recently had difficulties in finding places to worship under alleged Orthodox pressures, charged the Religious Affairs Ministry today with either denying or ignoring their requests for help. The Council made the charge in a statement issued here which asserted that public claims to… More ▸

  • Catholic Bishop Includes Star of David in His New Coat of Arms

    The Most Rev. William J. Moran, recently named titular bishop of Centuria and Auxiliary to the Catholic Military Vicar of the U.S. Armed Forces, has decided to have included in his new coat of arms the Jewish Chaplains insignia, comprising the Star of David over the two tablets of the Ten Commandments. More ▸

  • Prices Rise in Israel Following Adoption of New Government Budget

    A wave of new increases in prices and demands from agriculture and industry sources for permission to boost still unaffected prices was the initial response today to Israel’s record new budget, adopted last night by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, which involved higher taxes. Interurban road transport companies, which provide most of the transport for Israeli… More ▸

  • Rabbi Adler Shows ‘slight Improvement’ Still Fights for Life

    Rabbi Morris Adler today showed “slight improvement” at Sinai Hospital here, where he has been fighting for his life since Saturday, when he was shot by a mentally-sick member of his Shaarey Zedek congregation, in front of 1,500 worshipers. The latest medical bulletin issued at the hospital, however, said the prognosis for the rabbi’s recovery… More ▸

  • U.S. Senate Delegation Reports on Israel; Stresses Security Issue

    A delegation of the U.S. Senate — headed by Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon Democrat — which visited Israel in December issued a report today indicating that it “did not receive the impression of any rising concern at possible attacks on Israel.” It emphasized that “nevertheless, there is an undeniable uneasiness at what the Israelis believe… More ▸