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Religious Education Discussed in Contemporary Jewish Review

October 9, 1940
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Religious instruction in the public schools and its relation to basic democratic assumptions in order to avoid sectarian conflicts is the subject of an article by F. Ernest Johnson, executive secretary of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, in the current issue of the Contemporary Jewish Record. He asserts the democratic principle of separation of church and state is inevitable because of “the fragmentation of American religious life.”

Other articles include “In Nazi Warsaw,” an eyewitness account of devastation and persecution of Poles by the Nazis by Abraham Weiss former dean of the Judaistic Institute of Warsaw; who describe the uses of the criminal and civil laws of Germany as an instrument for the prosecution of anti-Semitic propagandists; “Jews in the U.S.S.R.” an account of the social economic and religious disintegration of the Jews under the Communist dictatorship by Jacob Lestchinsky; and “Communist Propaganda for Jews,” by Alexander S. Kohanski.

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