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Rumanian Jewish Communities Authorized to Levy Taxes to Finance Institutions

Members of the Jewish communities throughout Rumania will be subject to compulsory taxation to finance the rehabilitation of community institutions, it was announced today. The government has granted permission for such a levy and it will be paid to state tax collectors.

Religious, educational and philanthropic institutions are threatened with closing at present, since their total expenditures exceed the generous government subsidy, the contributions of the JDC and the 2,000,000,000 lei (nominally $14,000,000) raised locally. These institutions suffered heavily as a result of the war, many buildings having been destroyed and equipment of others looted.