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    The United States Navy will honor the memory of Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy (1792-1862) who rose from cabin boy to the Navy’s highest rank during his long career. Ceremonies dedicating a commemorative plaque for Levy will be held Jan. 9 at the Norfolk Naval Station Chapel Center. The plaque was donated by the United Jewish… More ▸

  • Mrs. Kuznetsov: Will Not Recant or Spy Even if It Means 20 Years

    Silva Zalmanson Kuznetsov was not only offered a reduction of her Soviet prison sentence if she recanted her charge of inadequate medical care but was asked “to be a spy” for the authorities, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. The SSSJ today updated a report in Amsterdam yesterday by the prisoner’s brother, E…. More ▸

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    The Jewish Book Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board has called on the American Jewish community to participate in International Book Year, which will be observed throughout 1972 under the sponsorship of UNESCO. Pointing out that strengthening the usefulness of books in the service of education, international understanding and peaceful cooperation is among the… More ▸

  • New Settlements to Be Established

    A number of new settlements will be established in the administered territories next year according to Jacob Tsur, chairman of the Jewish National Fund. Addressing the inauguration meeting of the Women’s Circle of the United Israel Appeal in Israel, Tsur said that the final settlements to be reached would be influenced “by the facts we… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The correspondent for the Italian Communist Party newspaper, Unita, was beaten up on a street in Warsaw last month by anti-Semites who mistook him for a Jew, it was learned here Monday. As a result, the paper has decided not to send another correspondent to Poland but agreed to hush up the incident. The Jewish… More ▸

  • Sympathy Hunger Strikes with Jailed Soviet Jews Widespread in USSR

    This past weekend’s solidarity hunger strike across the Soviet Union in sympathy with Soviet Jewish prisoners was more widespread than expected, according to sources there. The three-day fast–Friday, Saturday and Sunday–was reportedly observed by 34 Jews in Moscow, 21 in Kishinev, 11 in Wilna and seven in Odessa, in addition to the earlier-reported 29 in… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The families of some 1,500 Israeli soldiers killed in action during the Six-Day War and in subsequent clashes along the borders and cease-fire lines, assembled here several days ago to mark the publication of the Third Book of Memorial Scrolls which contain letters, essays, poems and drawings by the fallen soldiers. The two previous volumes… More ▸

  • JDC Allocates Close to Sim to Aid 145 Yeshivoth in Israel in 1972

    Continuing its traditional support of religious institutions in Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee has budgeted close to a million dollars to provide financial aid to 145 yeshivoth and special research and scholarship programs in 1972, it was announced by Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive vice-chairman. The 145 yeshivoth, which receive monthly subventions amounting to between… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An extensive group exhibit of Israeli art is being held through Jan. 18 at the Great Neck Public Library. During the next few months the exhibit is scheduled to travel to museums and galleries in cities throughout the country and several of the artists will, in addition, have one-man shows. The artists include Monia Lender,… More ▸

  • Special Bulletin Day-jewish Journal Ceases Publication

    The number of Yiddish-language daily American newspapers was halved today when the Day-Jewish Journal ceased publication. The decision “came suddenly, without any explanations.” city editor Philip Sandler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He said he was “shaken” by the decision, adding: “I really cannot comprehend this action.” Publication ceased as of today’s issue. Ted Singer,… More ▸