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Orthodox and Zionists Clash over Importation of Palestine Esroigim

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Orthodox and Zionist members of the Warsaw Kehillah Council were divided on the question of importing Palestine esroigim. (citrons used during the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles) for the forthcoming High Holidays.

Last year the Kehillah ordered 25 per cent, of the Esroigim needed from Palestine and 75 per cent, from Greece, Corfu esroigim being preferred.

This year in view of the economic crisis prevalent in Palestine, the Zionist Kehillah members urged that the majority of the esroigim be ordered from Palestine. This was opposed by the Orthodox members who argued that the Biblical commandment for the use of esroigim requires the best obtainable. They also argued that the Corfu esroigim are of better quality and real Palestine esroigim are rare.