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District of Columbia to Have Kosher Law

March 4, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The House Judiciary Sub-Committee of the District of Columbia Committee yesterday reversed its previous rejection of Congressman Dickstein’s Kosher Bill for the District of Columbia. After hearing Congressman Dickstein, Rabbi Gedalia Silverstone, representing the orthodox community, and Attorney Selig Brez, the sub-committee decided to favorably report the bill to the main District Committee which is expected to formally ratify and report the bill for action by the House.

Congressman Dickstein explained to the committee the meaning of kashruth, the Jewish system of slaughtering animals. Congressman Dickstein stated that Chief Rabbi Hertz of London has sent an inquiry to him regarding his bill with the idea of proposing similar legislation throughout the British Empire.

The action of the committee will help his Interstate Kosher Bill which will be considered soon, Dickstein declared.

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