Hungarian Government Grants Request of Rabbis’ Federation

Several of the demands recently the subject of negotiations between the Hungarian authorities and Jewish representatives have been satisfactorily settled, according to a statement by Chief Rabbi Hevesi, following a meeting of the Rabbinate here.

The Chief Rabbi stated that the Ministry of Commerce conceded the request of the Rabbis’ Federation to postpone the projected change in the market days from week-days to Saturday. The Ministry of Religions agreed to increase the state subvention for Jewish religious needs. There is also the possibility that the land reform question, which greatly affected a number of Jewish land owners, may be satisfactorily solved if the Rabbis’ Federation will assume the non-political direction of the matter. The Federation is becoming recognized as the representative Hungarian body, he said.

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