Orthodox Jewish Community Founded in Philippines
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Orthodox Jewish Community Founded in Philippines

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Establishment of the first orthodox Jewish community in the Philippine Islands has been achieved by the Agudath Israel youth group recently formed in Manila. A member of this group was sent to Shanghai to study shechita (kosher slaughter) there. The Agudist organization in New York furnished the necessary funds and religious requisites, the London Agudah announced.

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  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund