Jews Pray Again at the Wailing Wall
N.Y. Textbook Ruling Both Praised and Criticized
NEW YORK (JTA) — The nil- that the law did not violate a
ing last weekend by the New York section of the state constitution
Court of Appeals, upholding the The American Jewish Congress,
right of the state to provide text- a consistent foe of the law, under
books for children attending relig- which school districts may provide
ious schools evoked sharply oppos- textbooks for non-public schools
ing reactions Sunday. I with state funds, said it expected
The four-to-three decision held ; the issue would be carried to the
United States Supreme Court.
Reuben E. Gross, chairman of
the law commission of Agudath
Israel of America, hailed the de-
cision as a "historic victory in the
development of the constitutional
rights of children attending non-
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JERUSALEM—For the first itme
in 20 years, Jewish prayers were
held Wednesday at the Wailing
Wall in Old Jerusalem which was
captured earlier in the day by
Israeli troops and armor.
The army chief chaplain, Col.
Shlomo Goren, brought a Tora
scroll to the Wailing Wall and led
the prayer service.
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soldiers took part with tears in
their eyes. Under the 1948 armis-
tice agreement Jordan had agreed
to permit access by Jews to the
Wailing Wall but never imple-
mented that part of the agreement.
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