Agudath Israel Against Removing Wall Beggars

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

The beggars sitting at the Wailing Wall and in the adjacent lanes have been summoned to the offices of the Deputy District Commissioner. Fifteen of them were questioned with regard to their citizenship duration of residence in Palestine and particularly their sitting at the Wall.

It is believed that this action has been taken in connection with the proposed issuance of an order prohibiting begging in Jerusalem.

The Vaad Hair Ashkenazi, the Agudath Israel congregation led by Rabbi Sonnenfeld, has submitted a memorandum to the Deputy District Commissioner opposing the abolition of begging in Jerusalem for practical and religious reasons. The Deputy District Commissioner has promised to take the memorandum into consideration when the question is to be decided.

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