London (Dec. 17)
That Shechita, the Jewish method of animal slaughter, is “practical and physiobogically the best “is the opinion of the Veterinary Journal discussing in an editorial the mooted question.
The favorable opinion of this journal was quoted, together with a signed statement by three professors of the school of agriculture at Cambridge University favoring shechita, at the meeting yesterday of the Board of Deputies.
Several deputies urged that although the consus of opinion was that the Jewish method was not cruel, shechita should be defended on religious grounds and not otherwise because it is possible that an improved method may be invented which would be even more human than the Jewish, thus placing the Jews in a difficult position.
Dr. S. Rosenbaum, Lithuanian Minister for Jewish Affairs, was the guest of the Board of Deputies. He reported the situation in Lithuania was greatly improved, repeating much of what he had said in his interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a few days ago. Dr. Rosenbaum cited the Ministry for Jewish Affairs as proof of the political well-bring of Lithuanian Jews. The demand for such a Ministry would be regarded as an impertinence in Poland as sheer nonsence in England or France, he declared. Dr. Rosenbaum repeated that Lithuania was not a paradise but the position of the Jews was good.
Lucien Wolf declared the position of Lithuania’s minority guarantees was obscure as the Sejm declined recently to ratify the guarantees on the ground that it was unnecessary while the Council of the League of Nations regarded the treaty as duly ratified and did not discuss the situation.
A report by the Joint Foreign Committee showed that while the Jewish organizations were unable to fulfill their pledge to evacuate all refugees from Roumania by the end of December, arrangements had been made to prevent the refugees suffering the consequences.
The blood accusation question is being raised in various countries it is reported. With regard to the situation of the Falasha Jews of Abyssinia it was decided to ask the League of Nations to place the Falashas under the Minority Treaty in view of Abyssinia’s recent admission into the League of Nations.