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August 21, 1964 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-08-21

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Bene Israel Issue S olved in Israel; Indi an Community Is Recognized as Jews

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — A delegation
representing the Bene Israel com-
munity of Indian Jews informed
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol Tues-
day of their decision to immedi-
ately end their sit-down strike in
protest against special chief rab-
binate directives concerning mar-
riages between Bene Israel mem-
bers and other Jews.

The end of the sit-down strike
followed a special session of the
Knesset Monday night in which
the house adopted a resolution de-
claring that members of the Bene
Israel community are to be con-
sidered Jews in every respect and
endorsed the government position
calling on the Chief Rabbinate to
find a way to remove the discri-
minatory aspect of the marriage
directives.
Chief Rabbi Isser Yehuda Un-
terman, meanwhile, voiced confi-
dence Tuesday that the Chief
Council would agree to strike
out specific reference to Bene
Israel from the heading of its
marriage directives, thus giving
the directives general application
and removing the cause for any
feeling of discrimination.

During their meeting with the
Prime Minister, the members of
the Bene Israel delegation, who
were accompanied by Jerusalem
Mayor Mordechai Ish-Shalom,
thanked Eshkol for his statement
in the Knesset. The Premier ex-
pressed confidence that the issue
would soon be settled.

After an ardent plea to the
Israeli Rabbinate by Prime Min-
ister E s h k o 1, who requested
moderation in regard to the dis-
criminations against which the
Bnei Israel community of Indian.
Jews has been protesting, the
Knesset, Israel's Parliament, to-
day voted a resolution uphold-
ing the government's stand. The
resolution declared that the Bnei
Israel Jews are to be considered
Jews in every respect, including
matters c' personal status; en-
dorsed the Eshkol statement;
and called upon the Bnei Israel
to end the sitdown strike which
they have been conducting in
front of the Chief Rabbinate
here for the last two weeks.

The resolution was voted after
a hot, four-hour debate by the
Knesset, which had sat in special
session to which it had been re-
called from its summer recess to
deal with the Bnei Israel con-
troversy. T h e measure did not
name the rabbinate specifically,
but clearly urged the rabbinate to
remove the feelings of discrimina-
tion prevalent among the Bnei
Israel.

In his statement, Eshkol had
called on the Chief Rabbinate to
"take public opinion into consid-
eration and find a way to remove
the very cause or reason for the
feeling of deprivation or discrimi-
nation" which had led to the dem-
onstrations protesting t h e mar-
riage procedures decreed by the
rabbinate, affecting the Bnei Is-
rael.

The Premier stressed that, since
the problem of marriages between
members of the Bnei Israel and
other Jews had been solved two
years ago by the Rabbinate, there
has not been a single case in
which such marriages have been
prevented. He said it was clear,
however, that the Bnei Israel com-
munity and a large segment of the
population does not accept the
existence of instructions issued by
the Chief Rabbinate Council re-
garding the procedures for per-
forming marriages involving mem-
bers of the community.
Eshkol also expressed the
government's regret and con-
demnation "regarding the im-
proper, irresponsible and tact-
less manifestation which was
introduced into the street dem-
onstrations." He was referring
to an effigy portraying Sephar-
dic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim
which was carried by some Bnei
Israel demonstrators and burned
during last week's incidents.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
20 Friday, August 21, 1964

members and other Jews.
During their meeting with the
Prime Minister, the members of
the Bnei Israel delegation, who
were accompanied by Jerusalem
Mayor M o r d e chai Ish-Shalom,
thanked Eshkol for his statement
in the Knesset. The Premier ex-
pressed confidence that the issue
would soon be settled.

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He indicated the issue had wider
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ramifications in view of the hope
for a greater number of immi-
grants from Jewish communities
of various countries, many of
whom have been unable to follow
strictly the percepts of Jewish re-
Now accepting reservations for
ligious law. He said that the im-
migration and integration of such
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communities should be facilitated,
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A delegation representing the
in our beautiful Synagogue
Bnei Israel community of Indian
Jews informed Prime Minister
Levi Eshkol of a decision to end
immediately the sit-down strike
in protest against special Chief
Rabbinate directives concerning 4(
marriages between Bnei Israel -1(

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