Religion: Moddern Gideons

Modern Gideons

Many delicate questions face more than 150,000 U.S. soldiers & sailors who are Orthodox, Conservative or Reformed Jews. They must somehow adapt to war conditions the ancient precepts that rigidly prescribe the daily life of a Jew who lives by the Jewish Law. Last week these 20th-century Gideons got an adviser. To the Manhattan headquarters of the Jewish Welfare Board went Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein as executive director of the J.W.B.'s committee on Army & Navy religious matters.

Since 1926 Philip Bernstein has been rabbi of 94-year-old Temple B'rith Kodesh in...

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