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Discrimination Against Jewish Teachers in S. A.

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Educational questions occupied the major portion of the meeting of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies held here.

The chief matter discussed was the difficulty experienced by Jewish teachers in obtaining appointments in Government schools.

Fully qualified teachers had been unable to obtain appointments solely on account of their religion, it was stated.

Both the Union and Provincial Governments. while admitting and regretting this state of affairs were, it seemed helpless to remedy it, as the engaging of teachers in schools was in the hands of the respective school committees, which especially in the smaller towns and villages, were averse to having Jewish teachers on their staff, the meeting heard.

Dr. Isidor J. Landsman, for eleven years in the X-ray department at Fordham Hospital, has been appointed roentgenologist of Believe and Allied hospitals to succeed Dr. I. Seth Hirsch, who resigned May 1.

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