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Jews Indignant at Government’s Interference in Choice of Rabbi

The Jewish population of the Hungarian town, Oldenburg, is very indignant at what it regards as an insult to it on the part of the government in interfering with the election of its Chief Rabbi, according to a report to the “Freie Presse.”

While the whole Jewish community was present in the synagogue and the installation of the Chief Rabbi was about to begin, a telegram from the Minister of Cults arrived in which it was ordered that the installation of the new rabbi, Dr. Posen, be stopped. The excuse given for this action was the fact that a few dissatisfied Jews had protested to the Ministry of Cults that the elections for the rabbinical office were conducted in an illegal fashion.