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  • Indifference to Synagogue in Argentina Reported at Geneva Parley

    The Jewish communities of South and Central America “are practically devoid of rabbinical leadership or of a dynamic and vibrant synagogue,” the 250 delegates attending the biennial convention of the World Council of Synagogues were told here today. The speaker on this subject, before the gathering of Conservative Jewry from 11 countries, was Rabbi Marshall… More ▸

  • Jewish Congress Testifies Against Amendment Permitting School Prayers

    The American Jewish Congress today deplored the Constitutional amendment proposed by Republican Senator Everett Dirksen which would permit children to offer “voluntary prayers” in public school classrooms. Leo Pfeffer, testifying on behalf of the AJ Congress, told the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments that “the voices of organized religion do not support” the amendment. Mr…. More ▸

  • Summer Camps to Conduct Programs on Treatment of Soviet Jewry

    Summer camps under Jewish communal auspices have been asked by the National Jewish Welfare Board to conduct programs which will awaken young campers and counselors to the “problems of fellow Jews in the Soviet Union, and, equally important, keep the issue in the public spotlight,” it was reported by the JWB today. The National Jewish… More ▸

  • Jewish Cemetery in New Jersey Charged with ‘shocking’ Tactics

    Beth Israel Memorial Park, a Jewish cemetery in Woodbridge, N.J., was charged at a hearing conducted by the New Jersey State Senate’s Business Affairs Committee, of attempting to “shock” customers into buying burial plots. The Committee is investigating practices of cemetery operators, headstone and vault dealers and funeral directors who accused each other at the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Warns of Possible Widespread Unemployment; Appeals to Labor

    Israel is threatened by widespread unemployment, involving loss of jobs for “thousands, perhaps tens of thousands” of Israelis in the coming months, unless the situation is changed by hard work and the surrender of luxuries, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol warned today. Mr. Eshkol voiced this warning, bracketing it with stern appeals to Israel’s organized workers,… More ▸

  • Austerity Program to Affect Lives of Majority of Israelis

    Details of a proposed austerity program which is expected to radically affect the lives of the overwhelming majority of Israelis, were disclosed here today. The broad-ranging program, which is still under discussion among the Mapai-Achdut Avodah economic ministers themselves and between them and leaders of the leftwing Mapam Coalition members, reflects a number of changes… More ▸

  • Shazar Concludes Visit to U.s.; Spends Last Day with Jewish Leaders

    Israel’s President Zalman Shazar culminated his week’s visit to the United States today with a full day of conferences with Jewish leaders at his Plaza Hotel suite here, then left for his return trip home tonight on an El Al plane. Among his visitors on the last of his seven days in the U.S.A. were… More ▸

  • Israel Parliament Passes Law Tightening the Issuance of Passports

    Israel’s passport law was amended by the Knesset (Parliament) here when the house passed on final reading last night a provision that would deny Israeli passports to Jews who come here for a very brief stay, then go to other countries where they register as Israelis. Under the new law, an immigrant into Israel must… More ▸

  • President of German Parliament Addresses Dramatic W.j.c. Session

    The most dramatic session, thus far, of the current plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress being held here, took place tonight when, in a tense atmosphere engendered by bitter attacks against Germans by leading delegates, one of West Germany’s most prominent leaders addressed the delegates during a symposium on “The Germans and the Jews.”… More ▸

  • Conservative Congregations in Israel Hailed at World Synagogue Parley

    The World Council of Synagogues, attended by 250 delegates from 11 countries, today concluded its deliberations here with a resolution hailing the founding of the United Synagogue of Israel made up of 20 Conservative congregations. Emanuel G. Scoblionko, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was reelected president of the Council. The concluding session was addressed by Dr. Louis… More ▸