Berlin (Jan. 26)
The Weinberg Pen has been demonstrated before representatives of the German Federal Government, the Prussian Government and various Municipal authorities, as well as experts who all agree that it is the most important advance in the matter of Shechita, Rabbi Ezra Munk, the Director of the German Bureau for the Protection of Shechita, told the J.T.A. here to-day. It is likely that the Weinberg Pen will be introduced shortly throughout Germany, rabbi Munk said.
On the invitation of the Bureau for Shechita of the Jewish Communities of Germany, Mr. Weinberg, the inventor of the Weinberg Pen for mechanical casting, gave five demonstrations in Berlin of the Weinberg Pen during the course of November 1928 (reported at the time in the J.T.A. Bulletin), before the Minister of Health and other Government and local authorities, Veterinary Professors and representatives of the Jewish Communities from all the States and principal cities of Germany. Representatives were also present from Austria, Norway, Denmark and Czecho-Slovakia. The demonstrations, it was stated, were completely successful in showing the superiority of mechanical casting over the manual method.
The Chief Rabbi of Oslo, who was present, expressed the hope that the Law prohibiting Shechita which is now in force in Norway, might through the introduction of mechanical casting be withdrawn. Others present expressed similar hopes with regard to the prohibition of Shechita in Bavaria.
The arrangements for the demonstrations were made by Rabbi Dr. Munk.