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November 03, 1967 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-03

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Agudath Israel
Defends Stand on
NY Constitution

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — An Orthodox
spokesman charged Tuesday that
the position of New York Jewish
citizens on the proposed new con-
stitution "is being misrepresented."
He denounced reports that "in-
variably portray the Jewish voter
as opposed to the constitution,
which is projected as a Catholic
document."
The most controversial aspect
of the proposed new charter which
is being submitted to the electorate
on Tuesday is its elimination of
the Blaine Amendment, 73-year-old
prohibiting use of public funds for
religious schools.
In its stead, the new draft re-
peats the First Amendment of the
federal Bill of Rights and gives
taxpayers the right to challenge
in the courts expenditures which
he considers violate the principle
of church-state separation.

Rabbi Morris Sherer, execu-
tive vice president of the Agu-
dath Israel of America, national
Orthodox Jewish movement, said
that what was at stake was "an
American issue of freedom of
choice in education" which, he
said, every Orthodox Jewish
organization in the state sup-
ported.
The Agudath Israel is distribut-

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ing leaflets calling for ratification
of the new constitution. Printed
in English and Yiddish, the leaf-
lets charge that the Blaine Amend-
ment "discriminates against Yesh-
iva children."
The Central Conference of Amer-
ican Rabbis, the Reform rabbinical
association, joined last weekend
the growing number of Jewish or-
ganizations opposing approval of
the new constitution.
Rabbi Edward E. Klein, chair-
man of the church-state committee
of the CCAR, said in the announce-
ment calling for a negative vote on
the charter in the Nov. 7 referen-
dum, that repeal would make "a
shambles out of any public school
integration program."
The Workmen's Circle and the
Labor Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica stated that the main reason for
their opposition was repeal of
Blaine Amendment.

The Federation of Jewish Phil-
anthropies of New York, the
largest voluntary philanthropy
in the country, agreed to oppose
the proposed New York State
Constitution, by a vote of 84-33
on a report of its social legisla-
tion committee which held the
draft "not acceptable."
The committee, chaired by former

State Assemblyman Bentley Ka.al,
considered those matters that spe-
cifically concerned the Federation
and its agencies, namely — adop-
tions. gifts or loans of state credit,
the State Board of Social Welfare,
the family court, the state debts
referendum and use of public funds
in aid of denominational schools.

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Unites Jews and Gentiles
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — The

Graduate Theological Union of
Berkeley. which embraces a Cen-
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Protestant and Roman Catholic di-
vinity schools, will be joined
shortly by Alma College. the theo-
logical training center for Jesuit
priests on the West Coast.

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The announcement that the Jesuit
seminary would relocate near the

N.cs.

Graduate Theological Union was
made yesterday after it was learn-
ed that the move was approved by

the Superior General of the Jesuit
Order in Rome. The announce-
ment noted the "creative lead"
taken by the San Francisco Bay
Area Jewish community in the for-
mation of the GTU which is adja-

cent to the University of California
campus.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 3, 1967-3

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