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Rabbi Zirelson Resigns from Senate As Protest Against Anti-semitism

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Rabbi Zirelson, aged leader of Bessarabian Jewry, who represented the Bessarabian Jewish community in the Roumanian Senate by virtue of his office, resigned from the Senate, following a remarkable address in which he attacked the leaders of the Roumanian anti-Semitic movement.

By a vote of 80 to 17, the Senate decided to accept his resignation and also not to publish the text of Rabbi Zirelson’s address in the Official Gazette.

In the declaration in which Rabbi Zirelson announced his resignation, he declares that he directed his remarks against “persons who are engaged in inciting propaganda”. but not against the Roumanian people. He merely intended to brand the anti-Semites, he declared.

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