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Controversy over Kashruth Supervision in Paterson

A controversy over Kashruth supervision between two factions in the United Hebrew Orthodox Congregations here has resulted in the discharge of Rabbi William Wittenstein from the post he held for ten years as its director, a suit against the organization for two weeks’ pay brought by the rabbi, and the formation of the Vaad Hakohl by those butchers continuing to accept Rabbi Wittenstein’s supervision.

Officials of the four congregations have announced that Rabbi Leiser Shotland will be the only rabbi recognized as the leader of the congregations and as head of the Vaad Hakashruth, and accuse Rabbi Wittenstein of breaking his agreement with that organization.