Bucharest (Oct. 1)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The Government has decided to make several important changes in the Citizenship Law which was enacted by the previous Liberal Government, so that the large number of people who have been unable to acquire citizenship should now be able to become citizens. Thousands of Jews in Old Roumania and especially in the new provinces of Bessarabia, Bukovina and Transylvania failed to apply in time for their citizenship and thus forfeited their rights. The Government has taken into consideration the fact that these persons lost their rights because not knowing all the formalities they did not comply with them in time.
A commission has been appointed to prepare the necessary draft law. A new date will be fixed for persons who did not apply in time for citizenship to make fresh application. The Minister of the Interior, M. Goga, will introduce the new law into Parliament on Oct. 25.
DR. CHAJES CELEBRATES HIS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY
The fiftieth birthday of Dr. Zevi Chajes. Chief Rabbi of Vienna and famous European Jewish scholar, was celebrated in Europe and in America on October 13. Dr. Chajes, who takes a leading part in the Zionist movement and is a recognized authority on Judaica, was born in Broday on October 13, 1876. He was graduated from the University of Austria and the Jewish Theological Seminary of Vienna. He was appointed professor of history at the University of Florence in 1914. Three years later he was called to the rabbinate of the city of Trieste.
Dr. Chajes visited the United States last year in the interest of Jewish learning in Europe.