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Goldstein, Israel (1896-1986) to John D. Buchanan

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.111 Author/Creator: Goldstein, Israel (1896-1986) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 13 September 1967 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written on stationery of Congregation B'Nai Jeshurdun, New York. Goldstein writes that the United Nations, "weak and faulty an instrument as it is," has been a major deterrent to a world war in the troubled times following World War Two. He discusses his reason for joining the Rabbinate, including his desire to promote the welfare of humanity and the to be of service to the cause of Judaism.

People: Goldstein, Israel, 1896-.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Peace, Judaism, Religion, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, United Nations, World War II, Military History

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War