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Roumanian Jews Here Protest New Religious Law

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The United Roumanian Jews of America, the organization comprising American Jews of Roumanian origin, went on record as joining the Jewish leaders in Roumania in their protest against the attempt of the Maniu government to enact a law endangering the unity of the Jewish communities.

A special meeting of the Committee on Roumanian Affairs was held several days ago with the participation of Mr. I. Rosenthal, Technical Counsellor to the Roumanian Legation in the United States. Taking into consideration the serious opposition which the bill has encountered on the part of Roumanian Jewish leaders, and the Jewish members of Parliament, the United Roumanian Jews of America requested Mr. Rosenthal to present to his government the objections voiced against the proposed legislation.

Several bequests to Jewish charitable institutions, in which he took an active interest during his lifetime, are made by Max Markovitz of Philadelphia, who died June 12.

From the estate listed at $100,000, he gives $2,000 to the Hebrew Orphan Home, of which he was president; $300 to Mt. Sinai Hospital, and $250 to the Hebrew Sheltering Home for the Aged.

Gifts of $1,000 each are made to a brother, Joseph Markovitz, and two sisters, Rosie Stem and Mollie Hershkovitz, all of Zemplin county, Hungary. The latter sister has since died. Of the residue one-third is left to his widow. Mrs. Regina Markovitz, and the rest is to be divided in three shares for his three children, Eleanor, Victor S. and Jerome L. Markovitz, in trust until they attain their majority.

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