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Jews in Holland Urged Not to Put Slot Machines to Work on the Sabbath

Automatic vending machines are taboo to observant Jews on the Sabbath, according to a pronouncement by Rabbi A. S. Onderwijzer, Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands Israelite Head Synagogue.

Rabbi Onderwijzer caused the following notice to be inserted in the Jewish press here.

“The undersigned directs the attention of members of his community to the fact that sales through the medium of automatic machines on the Sabbath and Jewish festivals are not permitted.