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Italy to Have New Legislation on Status of Jewish Community

April 4, 1929
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A special commission to be comprised of three representative Jews and three non-Jews is soon to be appointed for the purpose of revising the legislation governing the organization of Jewish communal institutions in Italy.

It was learned that following the adoption of the new religious policy, the Italian government has decided to proceed with the unification and modification of the clauses in the laws concerning Jewish communal affairs. The majority of these laws were enacted before the formation of the Italian kingdom. The Chief Rabbi of Rome will be appointed to this commission.

The idea of appointing a Chief Rabbi for Italy will probably be abandoned in favor of a rabbinical council which is to function similarly to the ancient Beth Din.

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