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Gerer Rabbi Lifts Railway Ban

June 6, 1923
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The strike against the railways declared by the Chassidic followers of the Garer Rabbi, of Gera Kalwaria, has been called off, the Rabbi having received assurances that the Chasidism will no longer be molested. The ban on the use of the railways was pronounced by the Rabbi during the Shevueth holiday when Chasidim from all parts of Poland complained of the illtreatment to which they were subjected by railway officials. The Chasidim returned by boat. Railway authorities subsequently appealed to the Rabbi to sanction railway travel, promising to dismiss the stationmaster who permitted his subordinates to annoy the passengers and guaranteeing courteous treatment for the Jews in the future. As a further inducement the railways reduced the fares, charging an amount equal to that asked by the steamers.

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