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Los Angeles to Seek Kosher Meat Tax of 1 Percent for Aid of Needy Talmud Torahs

A one-cent-per-pound tax on kosher meat sales, for the benefit of the Talmud Torahs of this city, is possible here as a result of a movement which has been set on foot in Los Angeles to make the new kosher bill an asset to Jewish education, according to Dr. George J. Saylin, president of the Los Angeles Jewish Educational Institute.

Through his efforts and those of Superior Court Judge Lester W. Roth, Ben Goldman, a prominent attorney and former president of the Educational Association, and Herman Bacharach, president of the Zionist district, an appeal was made to the Orthodox community, the Kehillah, to have them tax the kosher meat sale one cent a pound, which would be set aside for the Talmud Torahs of this city.

The closing of the doors of the Talmud Torahs of Los Angeles, because of lack of funds for maintenance, has caused considerable agitation in the Jewish community, and many efforts are being made to help re-open the schools in the fall. The Kehillah, or Orthodox community, has taken this request under advisement.

Additional help for the Talmud Torahs is coming from the Reform rabbis of Los Angeles, three of whom, Rabbi Julius A. Leibert of Temple Emanu-El, Rabbi Isadore Isaacson of Temple Israel of Hollywood and Rabbi Max Dubin of Temple B’nai Brith, are soliciting by mail for further contributions for this purpose.

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