Los Angeles, Cal (Oct. 27)
The unusual incident of modern justice making its decision on Talmudic precedent occurred in Los Angeles courtroom litigation proceedings here.
During the High Holy Day services, Cantor Isaac Perlmutter was engaged to conduct the musical program by the Beth Jacob West Adams Congregation. According to the Congregation, defendant in the motion, the cantor was to be paid provided there were profits. The defense attorney said there had been none.
Judge Ray Brockman, a non-Jew, referred to the Hebrew law and discovered that a Hebrew teacher must be paid for his services regardless of the extent of profit earned as a result of his services. Perlmutter was awarded $125.