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Government Order Causes Resentment of Lithuanian Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A change in the legal status of the Jewish communities in Lithuania, which was ordered by the government, caused great resentment among the Jewish population.

The government unexpectedly issued an order calling for elections of Gabbaim, trustees, by individual synagogues. The order, which calls for the elections on June 27, is based on an old Czaristic law and in effect annuls the internal autonomy of the Jewish communities.