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Polish Rabbis Ponder Dissection Demand

May 9, 1923
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The Warsaw Rabbinate has had a special meeting in order to consider the question raised by the demand of the Warsaw Anatomical Institute that Jewish corpses should be provided for dissection purpose.

The Rabbis chiefly considered whether it is permitted by the Jewish law to provide Jewish corpses for medical purposes, which make ritual burial impossible. The meeting was attended also by all the rabbis who are deputies in the Polish Sejm. It was decided to adjourn the meeting for the attendance of the rabbis of Ostrowo, Wilna, Lublin and Kalisch.

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