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Kosher Meat for Israel to Be Canned in Poland; Tel Aviv Rabbi to Supervise Program

July 3, 1949
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The canning of kosher meat for Israel will begin here soon under the supervision of a member of the Israeli rabbinate, it was announced at the annual meeting of the Association of Polish Rabbis. Rabbi G. Ephrusi, of Israel, who will supervise the canning program, spoke at the meeting on the procedures for freezing meats in accordance with Kashruth laws.

Polish Chief Rabbi David Kahane told the meeting that 65 Jewish religious communities are now functioning in Poland. He also welcomed a recent declaration by Minister of Culture M. Wolski guaranteeing religious freedom in this country. Rabbi Kahane reported that the Association of Jewish Cooperatives has instructed its branches throughout Poland to accord opportunities to religious Jews to observe the Sabbath. Where no Jewish cooperatives exist, he added, religious Jews are free to organize their own cooperatives with Saturday as the day of rest.

The meeting also heard a report that preparations are now under way to retrieve Scrolls of the Law which have been kept in the building of the Jewish Historical Society under conditions “amounting to desecration.”

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