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Turkey Will Abolish Grand Rabbinate, is Rumor

March 13, 1924
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That Turkey intends to abolish the Grand Rabbinate and cancel all the privileges enjoyed by the Hakam Bashi since ancient times, as part of the religious reforms contemplated by the Government, is the report of one of the most influential Turkish Deputies. The institution of the Hakam Bashi included official status in the government, and the power to apportion and collect the special taxes of the Jews.

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