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Rabbi Goldstein Received by President Johnson; Delivers Senate Prayer

February 23, 1967
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Rabbi Israel Goldstein, world chairman of the Keren Hayesod, was received yesterday afternoon by President Lyndon B. Johnson. During the meeting, Dr. Goldstein, who is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun in New York, presented the President with a copy of his book, “A Century of Judaism in New York.” In his inscription in the book, Dr. Goldstein referred to President Johnson as a “leader of men and of nations, architect of the Great Society and a friend of Israel.”

Earlier in the day, Dr. Goldstein delivered the Senate’s opening prayer at the session marking the eve of the birthday of George Washington. In his message, Dr. Goldstein cited the eternal contribution of the United States to freedom of worship and “to that concept of humanity wherein religious and spiritual freedom is inherent in and fundament to the brotherhood of man.”

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