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United Nations Aides Attend Seder in New York; Passover Compared to U.N. Idea of Freedom

April 18, 1946
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The liberation of the Jews from Egyptian bondage was compared to the basic idea of freedom now sought by the United Nations at a Seder held last night at the Hotel Delmonico, attended by members of the United Nations Organization.

Benjamin A. Cohen, of Chile assistant secretary-general in charge of the Department of Public Information, headed the group of United Nations representatives who participated in the service. The dining hall was decked with the flags of the United Nations and the flag bearing the Star of David.

Officiating at the service was Commander Joshua L. Goldberg, assistant district chaplain of the 3d Naval District. Also attending the service were twenty officers and man from the U.S.S. Kearsarge, moored at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn.

Sermons preached throughout the city yesterday–the first day of Passover–underscored the new found freedom for Jews throughout the world on this first annual observance since the deliverance of the Jewish people from Nazi and Fascist enslavement. Rabbis also pointed to the present responsibility of those in “the land of plenty” of helping the less fortunate persons in the starvation areas of the world.

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