Wants Atheist Dropped from Kehillah Council

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A demand for the exclusion from the Warsaw Kehillah Council of M. Ehrlich, a member of the Council representing the Jewish Labor Party Bund, on the ground of his being an aethist, was presented by the Orthodox Council member Eckermann.

The move was the result of a recent declaration made by the Warsaw Rabbinate that all those persons of Jewish origin who will publicly declare that they are what is termed “konfessionslos” that is without religion will be excluded from membership in the Jewish community. Mr. Ehrlich, appearing recently as a witness before the Warsaw District Court, declined to take a religious oath declaring that he was konfessionslos. There is little likelihood that the Kehillah Council will take action during the summer months on this demand.

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