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Prohibition Office Will Prevent Abuse of Sacramental Wine Edict

August 30, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Prohibition administrators were reminded by H. Keith Weeks, Supervisor of Wine Control, that the distribution of sacramental wine during the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur must be made through the rabbis.

Adherence to the order will affect more than 200 shops in New York City which have been distributing wine as agents between bonded warehouses and the rabbis.

Officials here are convinced that there have been wine “leaks” in the metropolitan area because of the arrangement, it was stated.

Jascha Heifetz, the violinist, was operated on for appendicitis at Mount Sinai Hospital last Wednesday and is improving rapidly, although he will not be out of danger for several days, Dr. Albert A. Berg, who performed the operation said. Heifetz registered at the hospital as “John Smith” to avoid publicity. He occupies a room in the private patient pavilion.

The operation was not an emergency one, Mr. Heifetz realizing several weeks ago that it was necessary. The curtailed a world tour to make preparation for it.

Messages and flowers arrive at the hospital for him in the name of “John Smith,” indicating that many of the violinist’s friends knew that he intended to enter under that name. No one is permitted to visit him yet.

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