Religion: Poison Three Ways

Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein (author of What the Jews Believe) was once an enthusiastic member of the Interfaith Good Will Committee in his. home town of Rochester, N.Y. For almost 20 years the clergymen on the committee dealt "constructively" with relations among their different religious groups. Since 1949, how ever, committee members have not even sat down together at an annual luncheon, The reason: hard feelings between the Protestants and the Roman Catholics.

"The Rochester situation is fairly typical," Rabbi Bernstein told fellow towns men last week. "My own duties as presi dent of...

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