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Jewish Dial-a-phone on Religion, Kosher Food

Jews in the Paris area who want information on any religious subject or who are simply seeking the address of the nearest kosher butcher may get it by dialing a telephone number free of charge. The service is provided by the Jewish Consistory of Paris which has set up a special center to dispense information on theoretical and practical religious subjects. These include counseling on matters of halacha-religious law–and advise to parents on Jewish educational facilities and religious services in the city’s synagogues and in the suburbs. The center keeps a special file on the ingredients of various canned foods sold in French markets for the benefit of housewives who observe the rules of kashrut.