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  • Tuttle Aids Rabbis’ Group in Problem of Deserted Women

    The office of the United States District Attorney will gladly cooperate with the Federation of Orthodox Rabbis of America, with headquarters at 198 E. Broadway, New York, in helping to solve the problem of Jewish women who were deserted by their husbands. The matter is particularly acute in the cases of hundreds of Jewish women… More ▸

  • Women Propose Reforms in Religious Marriage and Divorce Laws

    If you are pleased with the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” you friends to subscribe. A proposal to seek certain reforms in the Jewish religious laws concerning marriage and divorce so that certain customs and regulations causing hardships may be eliminated, was presented at the session of the World Jewish Women’s Conference in session here. The proposal… More ▸

  • Demand Creation of Supreme Religious Body for Orthodox Jewry

    (Jewish Daily Bulletin) The creation of a Beth Din Ha’Gadol, a supreme religious court for Orthodox Jews, to decide all matters pertaining to religious questions was demanded in a resolution adopted at a joint session of the two rabbinical organizations, Degel Ha’Rabanim and Kenesseth Ha’Rabbanim, which concluded their convention here yesterday. The court would be… More ▸

  • Ukrainian Rabbi Sails for U.S. to Seek Relief for Deserted Wives

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) The plea of large numbers of Agunoth, Jewish women who have lost track of their husbands in America, will be presented by Rabbi Jacob Tversky of the Ukraine, who sailed for New York on the Mauretania. It was stated that Rabbi Tversky is proceding to the United States in behalf of the… More ▸

  • Rabbinic Council to Revise Religious Laws on Basis of Tradition Proposed for U. S

    The creation in the United States of a rabbinical council which would be endowed with authority to interpret, in accordance with the spirit of Jewish traditions, the Biblical and Talmudic laws in accordance with the requirements of the time, was the suggestion put forward by Professor Chaim Techernowitz, at the last meeting of the Chavrutha,… More ▸

  • Rabbis Convention Considers Measures to Strengthen Congregational Unity

    The adoption of measures to bring about greater unity in the ranks of the Orthodox congregations, particularly in relations between the congregations and the rabbis, as well as between the rabbis themselves concerning the supervision of the sale of kosher meat occupied the attention of the twenty-fourth annual convention of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis… More ▸

  • Rabbi Lipschitz, President of Polish Rabbis, Arrives

    Rabbi Ezekiel Lipschitz, of Kalish, Poland, President of the Union of Rabbis of Poland, an organization including 800 rabbis, arrived here Friday on the Mauretania. The purpose of his visit is to attend and address the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of American and Canada at their convention to be held at Far Rockaway on May… More ▸

  • President of Polish Union of Rabbis to Visit U.S.

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Rabbi Ezekiel Lipschitz, Rabbi of the Jewish community in Kalisz, will leave for the United States next week at the request of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis in the United States. Rabbi Lipschitz, who is the president of the Union of Rabbis in the Republic of Poland, is making the journey in… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Council Formed in Lithuania

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) A Rabbinical Council for the administration of Jewish religious affairs in the Republic of Lithuania was established by the Lithuanian government. The Council has approached the Minister of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic representatives, asking for permission for the Agunoth, women whose husbands went abroad during the war and post-war period, to emigrate…. More ▸