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Prohibition Dept. Allows Import of Palestine Wine for Sacramental Uses

December 23, 1926
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The United States prohibition department has permitted the importation from Palestine of kosher wine, grown, matured, bottled and packed in sealed cases in Palestine. These wines may be obtained for sacramental purposes by worshippers through the rabbis of their respective congregations, states an announcement issued by the Palestine department of the Zionist Organization of America. This announcement was issued following interviews with H. Keith Weeks, Federal Supervisor of the Wine control of the Prohibition Department in Washington and with Major Chester P. Mills, Prohibition Administrator of New York City, by Mark Shwarz, director of the Palestine Company.

the United States Customs House bonded warehouse in New York has a stock of Palestine kosher wine for this purpose, the announcement states. All wines must be obtained by a rabbi, direct from the wine manufacturer or importer. Each rabbi may procure not more than one gallon per year for each adult member of his congregation who needs the wine for religious use.

The announcement urged Zionists to give preference to Palestine imported wine for sacramental use.


Miss Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, celebrated her sixty-sixth birthday on Tuesday. Miss Szold has been in the Zionist movement a quarter of a century and organized Hadassah as a part of the Zionist Organization of America fifteen years ago.

Miss Szold received scores of letters and telegrams from friends in Palestine and in America. She spent the day as usual, doing her Hadassah work in the national headquarters, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York City. At noon she was the guest of thirty young women of the Hadassah office staff.

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