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Proposes Matrimonial Agency to Counteract Intermarriage in Germany

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

In an attempt to combat the decreasing number of Jewish marriages and the growing number of mixed marriages, Professor Hanauer of Frankfurt has put forward a proposal for the establishment of a Jewish Matrimonial Agency. According to his plan, the agency would extend all over Germany. It would have a fund out of which to provide trousseaux for poor Jewish girls to help them to be married. It would also make it its business to spread healthy ideas about marriage generally and would act as a matrimonial intermediary.

The cost of administration of the proposed institution is estimated at about 5,000 marks annually.