Ask Coolidge to Permit Entry to Get Chalitza
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Ask Coolidge to Permit Entry to Get Chalitza

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–President Coolidge will be asked by the Rabbinate of Warsaw to grant permission to a Jewish woman whose husband died childless to come to the United States for the purpose of obtaining through the ceremony of Chalitza, release from her brother-in law for remarriage.

The Rabbinate applied to the United States Consul here to grant a visa to the woman, whose husband died seven years ago but who could not marry because of the fact that her brother-in-law, who is to effect her release by Chalitza, is a resident of the United States. The Rabbinate pointed out that in a similar case the representative of the Soviet Government had granted permission to enter the country. The Consul declined to grant the visa.

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