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Israel Rabbis Appeal to Truman for Clemency for the Rosenbergs

November 18, 1952
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Twenty-two leading Israeli rabbis, including Chief Rabbis Isaac Herzog and Ben Zion Usiel, have cabled an appeal to President Truman asking clemency for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, sentenced to die following their conviction in a Federal court on charges of espionage in connection with at### secrets.

The rabbis, among whom are members of a number of parties including the Mizrachi and Agudah movements, said: “Your unchallenged renown throughout the world as a ruler of noble humanity and deep religious conviction prompts us to make this humble appeal in the ardent hope that it will be granted.”

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