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Avoid Stand on Peace at Chicago

July 1, 1935
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The Central Conference of American Rabbis tonight closed its annual conference at the Congress Hotel without taking a definite stand on war and peace.

Instead, it was decided that a special committee be named to formulate the Jewish attitude toward peace in relation to the Jewish view of war in past history. This committee will report at the next conference.

It was also decided that the peace resolution under discussion today and all other peace resolutions be referred back to the Peace Committee for the purpose of making an academic study and determining the attitude of various Jewish leaders. These views and the reports of individual members of the conference will be gathered throughout the year with the purpose of making a final pronunciamento on the rabbis’ attitude toward war at the next conference.

At an earlier session, a resolution on war had been referred back to a special committee, headed by Rabbi Max Currick of Erie, Pa., because it was too “pacifistic.” Today, the committee returned a res-

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