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Demand Reorganization of Kehillahs in Polish Towns

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Reorganization of the Jewish Kehillahs in the Polish towns, the extension of their rights and the secularization of their character, was demanded in a memorandum, submitted to the Polish Minister of Education and Religion by the Jewish National Council, a Zionist representative body of Warsaw.

The memorandum also demands the granting of suffrage to Jewish women in the Kehillahs. A proposal of particular interest is the one asking that the number of the members of the Religious Council, the central body provided for in the communities’ statute, be extended to seventy-one, corresponding with the number of the ancient Jewish tribunal, the Sanhedrin. The memorandum points out that the Religious Council created by Napoleon for the Jews of France also consisted of seventy-one members.