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Formulate Plans for Hungarian Jewish Congress at Budapest Conference

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Plans for a Jewish Congress in Hungary were formulated today at an All-Hungarian Jewish conference which opened in the presence of 200 delegates representing various Jewish organizations throughout the country.

Minister of Interior Petri was present at the opening of the conference, representing the Hungarian Government. The conference, under the chairmanship of Baron Kohner, took up the question of unifying the system of religious education in the schools and also the question of reorganizing the Kehillahs in Hungary.

A demand that the Biblical tradition of Chalitzab, the Jewish custom under which the wife, upon the death of her husband, marries his brother, should be abolished, was voiced at the conference. This tradition was termed “old-fashioned.”

The conference took up the question of the position of Jewish students in the Hungarian universities. Five committees were appointed to work out the details of the plans upon which the conference is to act.

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