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Jewish Draftees Promised Consideration for Passover Deferments

March 21, 1966
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of the United States Selective Service System, has called upon all draft boards in the nation to give “favorable consideration, wherever possible” to requests by Jewish registrants for postponement of physical examinations or inductions into the armed forces, scheduled during the Passover holiday. Passover this year begins on the evening of April 4, and concludes on the evening of April 12.

Gen. Hershey’s communication to the draft boards was brought to the attention of the Jewish Welfare Board here, and noted that requests for such deferment should be made directly to the local draft boards.

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