14,000 of 50,000 Jews in Tunis Are Reported Dependent

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Fourteen thousand Jews of the total Jewish population of 50,000 in this country are dependent on the community for food and medical aid, it was declared in a report submitted before a meeting of the Board of the Jewish Community here.

There are many more the report indicates, who are in need, but are too proud to apply for relief. The fall of the franc has made matters particularly difficult.

The Board of the Jewish Community has decided to ask the Government for a grant to assist the Jewish poor. It has also decided to convert the community’s matzoth bakery into a bread bakery for the sale of bread to the Jewish population at cost price. A cooperative butcher shop will be opened to supply meat a a low cost to the Jewish population.

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