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Convention of Orthodox Rabbis Discusses Jewish Religious Problems

June 6, 1956
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Major issues of Orthodox Jewish life in the United States were discussed here today at the 20th annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America, which consists of about 700 Orthodox rabbis. The session dealt with religion in education, the role of orthodoxy in communal life and the reactivation of Jewish religious values.

The convention was addressed last night by Harold Stassen, special assistant to President Eisenhower on disarmament. He stressed the significance of religion in controlling the atom. President Eisenhower, in a message to the convention, said that he was “confident that the future endeavors of all of you will continue contributing much to the spiritual life of the American people and to the advancement of good citizenship and human welfare.”

Rabbi Bernard Berman, convention chairman, addressing the session, urged President Eisenhower to use his influence at the United Nations to bring about Arab-Israel peace. Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the American Zionist Council, said “To a world struggling to find the path to peaceful co-existence a new blow has been dealt by the Arab governments, in their refusal to even discuss the American-supported resolution at the United Nations calling upon UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to continue and intensify his efforts to reduce tension in the Middle East.”

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