The administration of the affairs of the largest Jewish community in Europe, the Warsaw Kehillah, is again facing a crisis, as the result of a vote of “no confidence,” passed by the Kehillah Council, a democratically elected body.
At its session Wednesday evening, the Kehillah Council, with only two dissenting votes, passed the resolution introduced by the representatives of the ultra Orthodox party, Agudath Israel. The motion was supported by the councillors representing the Jewish Socialist Labor Bund. In the absence of a considerable number of Zionists and Mizrachi councillors, the resolution was passed and a commission is to be appointed consisting of seven members to review the activities of the executive committee since its coming into power.
The present Kehillah Council has been functioning during the past four years since the last elections. On many previous occasions, motions to express “no confidence” were introduced by the spokesmen of the various groups opposing each other, but were never passed. The present vote threatens to throw the affairs of the Kehillah into a chaotic condition. It is likely that both extreme wings, the Socialists and the Orthodox, will recall their representatives from the present administration. The Zionists, against whom the vote was directed, on the other hand, will take no action since they assert that the vote was taken in the absence of a quorum and therefore lacks validity.
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