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Turkish Mayor Gets Jewish Protest Against Calendar Reform

A Jewish religious delegation, headed by Turkish Grand Rabbi Raphael Saban, called on the Mayor of Istanbul to explain the Jewish opposition to a proposal for world calendar reform which is currently before the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Rabbi Saban left a memorandum explaining that the Indian proposal under consideration would vary the day of the week on which the Sabbath would fall, working great hardship on Jews and other Sabbath observers. The Mayor promised to forward the memorandum to the proper Turkish governmental authorities.

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