White Russia Government Approves Ort Statutes
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White Russia Government Approves Ort Statutes

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The new statutes of the Ort the society for the promotion of trades and agriculture among Jews, were approved by the White Russian Government. According to the new statutes, the organization aims to “improve the economic condition of the Jewish, masses by drawing them into productive work in industry and on the land.”

The Ort will organize artisan cooperatives and spread technical and agricultural information among the Jewish masses. A study of economic conditions among the Jewish populations in several White Russian towns will be undertaken by the Ort.

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