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Shipment of Meats Held Not Kosher

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to the authorities by an employee of the Gellis concern.

When interviewed by a representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Abraham Gellis, of Isaac Gellis, Inc., insisted that there was no justification for bringing his firm into the case. He asserted that all the firms carrying the kosher labels buy their meat from the Bronx Meat Company and that his firm had its own Rabbi and had also the certificate of Rabbi Bitterman. The city authorities had no standing in the case, he said. A question of kashruth could only be decided by a Rabbi or a Rabbinical court. Mr. Gellis also said that the whole case was spitework, and a frame up on the part of certain people concerned. He attributed the whole affair to racketeering on the part of certain organizations, which had insisted that his firm join. Immediately after the case began, Gellis was visited by representatives of these organizations and asked if he were now ready to join, he declared.

Mr. Gellis also declared that his firm had retained Aaron Sapiro to institute libel suits against two Jewish language newspapers because of stories carried by them concerning the case. Sapiro refused to make any statement.

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