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Council Asks Fair Treatment for Labor, Federal F.e.p.c., Admission of Dp’s

April 29, 1947
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Fair treatment for labor, adoption of a Federal F.E.P.C., the admission of displaced persons to this country and the expansion of while health programs were advocated in a statement of the Social Justice Commission of the Rabbinical Council of America released here today, on the eve of the Orthodox group’s 11th annual convention.

The statement declared that religious-minded people “cannot tolerate labor## and red-labelling as a mask for an assult on the honest gains of the trade union movement.” Asserting that “the synagogue knows no class distinction,” it said that “we believe that every synagogue should serve the worker in a craft or trade or shop along with the employer, the professional worker and the intellectual.” The admission also announced the Council’s readiness to “join with other religious agencies in the achievement of a larger measure of social justice.”

Rabbi Uri Miller, president of the Council, addressing the opening session of the convention tonight condemned “the brutal Nazism” of the British officials in Palestine and “concentration camps” in Cyprus and Africa. Commenting on the special U.N. session which opened at Flushing Meadows this morning, he declared: “It is our ? prayer that the deliberations of the statesmen of the world may be characterized by a spirit of justice and righteousness. We welcome the righteous judgement of the statesmen. We expect to be vindicated by their decision.”

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