French Jews Make Special Yom Kippur Arrangements for Tunisian Refugees
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French Jews Make Special Yom Kippur Arrangements for Tunisian Refugees

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About 100 Jews who have left Tunisia permanently, and are to settle in France, were expected here today. Special arrangements were made to care for them on the eve of Yom Kippur.

Jewish welfare agencies prepared a special pre-fast meal for them and made arrangements for their observance of the Holy Day. Previously, a special bureau was set up to assist the arrivals through the complex administrative formalities. Although France grants an automatic right of asylum to refugees from Tunisia, some of the formalities are complex and difficult for the newcomers. Another office was opened by the welfare agencies to help these arrivals and several hundred predecessors find lodging and jobs.

Unprecedented fervor marked preparations in the French capital for observance of the Day of Atonement. Synagagogues in the city were expected to be filled to capacity. The Liberal Synagogue is holding special services in the Palais du Chaillot, which has a seating capacity of 4,000.

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