Fast Day Observed in Mexico to Intercede for Stoppage of Antjewish Persecution: Synagogues Crowded:
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Fast Day Observed in Mexico to Intercede for Stoppage of Antjewish Persecution: Synagogues Crowded:

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The Sephardic Jews here observed to-day a second Yom Kippur, interceding for an end to the persecution of Jews in Mexico, particularly the withdrawal of trading rights for Jews in the market places. The day was proclaimed a day of mourning and fasting. The synagogues were crowded, the shofar was blown, and all-day services of intercession were held.

The Sephardic market-traders who are better organised have opened a co-operative store in an arcade, but the Ashkenazim are in deserate need, having no means to follow their example.

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