Montreal Council Wins Kosher Fight

An interim injunction has been granted the Jewish Community Council of this city to prevent I. Brener, former Hebrew teacher, from carrying on his profession as slaughterer. This action represents the second victory for local Jewry in its fight for proper control of the slaughter of meat. Merits of a more extended injunction will be heard today.

In the petition presented to the court lawyers for the Jewish group contended that Brener cannot perform ritual slaughtering because he is not under the supervision of local rabbis, who are charged under the Mosaic law with seeing that all religious formalities are carried out in connection with the slaughtering of animals. Fifty thousand Montreal Jews, counsel said, would be affected by this injunction.

Counsel for Brener argued that the charter of the Council did not give it the right of setting up a “closed corporation” in the matter of slaughtering. The charter, he pointed out, was issued under the Company’s Act and might be obtained by any three persons who desired to band themselves together.

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