Schism Between Jews and Lithuanian Cabinet over Sunday Law

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The problems of Jewish economic and communal life in the Republic of Lithuania were presented to the Prime Minister by a delegation representing the Club of Jewish Deputies in the Lithuanian parliament.

Particular emphasis was laid upon the question of the Compulsory Sunday Rest Law. The prime minister declared his party’s views to the effect that the compulsory Sunday rest could be partly relieved by freeing the Jews in the provincial towns from the provisions of the law, but that this could not be done in Kovno. The Jewish deputies declared that they would not agree to the law remaining operative in Kovno. It is understood that the question will be raised during the budget debate when a vote of confidence in the government will be asked.

A great surprise was sprung on the leaders of the Jewish community here yesterday when members of the Executive of the former Jewish National Council were summoned to appear in court on the charge of the former government. The former government instituted proceedings against the members of the National Council because they issued a manifesto in 1924 protesting against the dissolution of the National Council.

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