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Urge Roumania to Exempt Jewish School Children from Sabbath Writing

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A petition bearing the signatures of 150,000 Roumanian Jews was submitted to Minister of Education Angelescu asking that Jewish children attending public schools be exempt from writing on Saturday.

When Chief Rabbi Schorr presented the petition to Angelescu, the Minister remarked that he cannot agree to the opinion that the request is justified, since “Senator Eli Berkowitz, the president of the Jewish community, keeps his bank open on the Sabbath, compelling his clerks to work on that day.”

At the Rabbi’s insistence the Minister promised to present this matter for discussion at the school conference which will take place today.