Communal Body Settles Kosher Case

By consent of the Hudson County prosecutor, a kosher food law violation was settled here by the Jewish Community Court, which barred Jack Gottlieb, a butcher, from engaging in the kosher food trade for five years and compelled him to contribute twenty-five dollars to the United Jewish Appeal.

The first indictment in the history of this county for a kosher food law violation was handed down against Gottlieb last June after William H. Werblowsky, rabbi, lawyer and chairman of the local Kashruth Committee, had accused Gottlieb of selling non-kosher meat under kosher labels.

The Jewish community asked for permission to handle the case, and it was placed before the Jewish Community Court, consisting of Judge Morris Barison, H. J. Goldstein and I. Charles Lisland. The court found Gottlieb guilty and sentenced him to refrain from engaging in the kosher meat trade in the county for five years and to pay a twenty-five dollar “fine” to the United Jewish Appeal.

The indictment will be nullified.

Rabbi Werblowsky today served notice that he intends to prosecute to the limit all violators of the kosher food law.

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