Moscow to Have Kosher Meat and Kosher Restaurants, Rabbi Announces

Soviet meat shops in Jewish neighborhoods will soon be selling kosher meat in Moscow and the government will open kosher restaurants, Moscow’s Chief Rabbi, M. Schliffer, announced at a Shevuoth service last Thursday, according to a cable to the New York Times.

The dispatch from Moscow said that Rabbi Schliffer had declared that the kosher meat shops would sell kosher meat at regular prices and that the Jewish community would be required to pay the difference in cost. He also said that the government plans to permit the opening of a new Jewish theological seminary. There has been talk lately of the Government’s reopening theatres for Jewish performances and publishing newspapers in the Yiddish language. These reports are unconfirmed, the Times said.

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