Rumania to Impose Test on All Rabbis
Menu JTA Search

Rumania to Impose Test on All Rabbis

Download PDF for this date

By order of the Ministry of Education all rabbis in the country, with or without pulpits, will be obliged to undergo an examination in general education and in Jewish theology before February 20.

The examination will cover such subjects as the Bible, Talmudic literature, the Shulhanaruch, a prief volume containing a digest of all Jewish law; synagogue liturgy and other related subjects. The general examination will cover questions in the Rumanian language, Rumanian history, geography and so on.

This order affects a great number of rabbis in the new provinces of Bessarabia, Bucovina and Transylvania where many of them studied before the war under Russian and Hungarian regimes.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund