Christian Clergymen Condemn Soviet Bias Against Jews at N. J. Rally
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Christian Clergymen Condemn Soviet Bias Against Jews at N. J. Rally

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A Roman Catholic priest, a Protestant minister and two United States Senators joined here in condemning the oppressive treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union at a rally attended by national and state government officials and a capacity audience of Bergen County residents.

Among those who addressed the rally were Senators Clifford P. Case and Harrison A. Williams; Msgr. Henry G. J. Beck, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in Lyndhurst; the Rev. Arthur M. Frieberg, president of the Bergen County Council of Churches; and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Sen. Case stressed the need for continued protest over the plight of the Jews in the USSR, and said that protest can be a persuasive tool for use with a Soviet Government concerned with world opinion. Msgr. Beck said that the Roman Catholic Church is “totally identified” with concern over the plight of Soviet Jewry. Rev. Frieberg called anti-Semitism “an anti-Christian devastating force.” Rabbi Prinz deplored the systematic destruction of Jewish ties with other communities throughout the world and the severe limitations on Jewish educational and cultural institutions within the USSR.

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