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  • RIP Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, 89, civil rights movement leader

    Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, civil right movement leader, passed away today at the age of 89. JTA coverage of the civil rights movement includes one mention of the Rev. Shuttlesworth. [[READMORE]] Fifteen Rabbis Arrested in St. Augustine Pro-Negro Demonstration (Published: June 19, 1964) ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Jun. 18 (JTA) – Fifteen Reform rabbis were among 37 demonstrators arrested here… More ▸

  • Arthur B. Spingarn Dies at 93

    Arthur B. Spingarn, a lawyer who served as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1940-1966, died here yesterday at the age of 93. In a statement issued today, Philip E. Hoffman, president of the American Jewish Committee said of Spingarn, “His humanitarian and universalist principles were the cornerstones in… More ▸

  • Jews Urged Not to Permit Rhetoric of ‘black Demagogues’ Derail Justice

    Jews were advised last night not to withdraw from the pursuit of justice for blacks because of “the rude and murderous rhetoric of black demagogues.” Addressing some 400 delegates to the 58th annual meeting here of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel declared that Jews who themselves have had the experience… More ▸

  • Five Religious Leaders Split 3-2 on Whether ‘superstar’ is Anti-semitic

    Five religious figures representing four branches of the three major faiths split 3 to 2 last night on whether “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the hit “rock opera,” is anti-Semitic or encourages anti-Semitism or is actually disrespectful of the Christian savior. The five speakers debated the subject among themselves and with telephone callers for two hours last… More ▸

  • Possible Nominees for District Judge Accused of Bias Against Jews, Other Minorities

    Rep. Glenn R. Davis, considered a possible nominee for judge of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin has been accused by four Wisconsin organizations of being anti-Semitic and prejudiced against Blacks and Italians. The Milwaukee Jewish Council, the Wisconsin State Conference of Branches of NAACP, the Wisconsin Regional Board of the… More ▸

  • Jdl, Hra Officials Confer on Problems of Jewish Poverty

    Thirty-five members of the Jewish Defense League, including national chairman Rabbi Meir Kahane, arrived unannounced yesterday afternoon at the offices of the city’s Human Resources Administration to protest city “indifference to Jewish poverty.” HRA officials conferred with a 10-member JDL delegation and agreed to initiate a series of meetings on the problem. The first meeting… More ▸

  • Black Leader Called ‘naive’ for Accepting Soviet Line on Jews

    Dr, Thomas , W. Matthews, leader of a black self-help group who is currently touring the Soviet Union, was described by Jewish spokesmen here today as “naive” and “unfamiliar with the facts of Jewish life” in Russia. Richard Maass, chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry offered that explanation of Dr. Matthews’ remark… More ▸

  • American Rabbi Accuses Israeli Leaders of Indifference to Plight of Poor

    An American rabbi has accused “Israeli leaders, rabbis and intellectuals” of “indifference” to the plight of 20 percent of the families in Israel who live below the poverty level, most of them of Oriental origin. Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg of Temple Emanuel in Englewood, N.J., a member of the Jewish Agency Executive, made the accusation in… More ▸