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Anglo-Jewish Rabbis Parley Urges Reestablishment of Sanhedrin, Recodification of Law

Establishment of a Sanhedrin or high tribunal for the first time in almost 2,000 years of Jewish history was proposed here at a conference of Anglo-Jewish rabbis. The Rev. Harris Swift of London proposed that the conference adopt a resolution urging on the rabbinate the desirability of convening on authoritative synod of rabbis to consider the codes of Jewish law and, in accordance with traditional principles, reinterpret them in the light of present-day requirements "so that the Torah may once again live in the fullness of the Jewish state and the world."