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Bible Reading Bill is Defeated in California

November 4, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The amendment providing for Bible reading in the public schools of California was overwhelmingly defeated, according to early returns today. In Northern California the bill was defeated by a vote of three to one, while in the southern part of the state the proportion was smaller. The reports from 2,600 precincts showed 33,000 votes for the bill and 99,000 against it.

Leaders of the Jewish community in Atlantic City honored Benjamin Lipschutz, retired cigar manufacturer, who leaves for Palestine on Nov. 6th to take up residence there and to establish an industry in the country. Benjamin Schwartz, executive director of the United Palestine Appeal in Region No. 4 and B. J. Rubinsohn, chairman, addressed the gathering.

Accompanied by Louis L. Levinson Mr. Lipschutz will sail for Palestine on the Roma. Mr. Lipschutz was born in Russia sixty years ago. He came to America at the age of 14 and settled in New York. Obtaining employment in a cigar factory he worked during the day and went to night school until he saved enough to purchase a small farm in Vineland, N. J. After two years of farming he went to Philadelphia and again became a cigar maker. Recently he sold the Consolidated Cigar Corporation.

Representatives of the New York Bench and Bar acted as honorary pallbearers at the funeral services yesterday for Magistrate Moses R. Ryttenberg, who died Monday night.

The services were conducted by Rabbi David de Sola Pool of the Portuguese Synagogue. Interment will be at the Portuguese Cemetery on Long Island.

Magistrate M. R. Goodman adjourned the Harlem Court between 10 a. m. and noon yesterday as a mark of respect for Magistrate Ryttenberg.

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