Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Anti-Semitism in Germany

Adopted by the CCAR at the 86th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

WHEREAS the age old dictum of Kol Yisrael arayuim ze baze --"All Israelites are responsible one for the other" has been translated into reality in many ways by our rabbinic conference, and

WHEREAS we sense deeply the ties that bind us to Jews throughout the world, and

WHEREAS the pain that comes to our people in lands of oppression causes us pain, and

WHEREAS once again as we meet we relish our own freedom to assemble but note that such freedom does not come to our people in other countries,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that as we note, with heavy hearts on this 30th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, the recent rise in Anti Semitism seen in the vandalism of the Jewish cemetery in Frankfurt in West Germany, we call upon the government of West Germany to intensify programs of education and information that will portray with accuracy the evils of Nazism and to insure the safety of Jewish institutions.