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Striking New York Longshoremen Unload Israeli Esrogim As Exception

Striking longshoremen in Brooklyn, headed by Anthony Anastasia, gave special consideration this morning to a cargo of eight cases of Israeli esrogim tied up aboard the S.S. Zion of the Zim lines and unloaded the esrogim in time for distribution among American Orthodox Jews who will use them during the forthcoming Succot holiday.

The longshoremen’s action came in response to a plea by Gregory Bardacke, executive director of the American Trade Union Council for Histadrut. When Mr. Bardacke brought to the attention of the leader of the striking longshoremen the fact that the perishable goods are for religious use and their delayed unloading would cause great financial losses to the Israel farm workers, he responded readily and the esrogim were quickly unloaded.

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