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Strasbourg Synagogues Permit Women to Vote on Congregational Matters

In a striking innovation in French Jewish religious practice the Consistory of the Lower Rhine Department has voted to give all single women and widows over the age of 30 the right to vote on synagogue matters as “heads of the household. ” The consistory has jurisdiction over all synagogues in the city of Strasbourg, a leading Jewish center in this country.

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