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Jewish Activities in the Metropolitan Area

April 15, 1934
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Investigation into charges that matzoth sold during the Passover holidays, as well as during the rest of the year, is materially under the weight marked on the outside of the packages is being made by the City Department of Weights and Measures, it was revealed yesterday by Commissioner Alexander Hamilton.

“Unscrupulous merchants are taking advantage of religious dietary observance,” Commissioner Hamilton explained. He stated that several cases will come up before the Courts of Special Sessions in about three weeks. Summonses had been issued for four alleged violators yesterday, and the cases were to come before the Pennsylvania Avenue Magistrate’s Court, Brooklyn, but because of the press of cases there they were postponed.

Investigators for his department had discovered that packages marked five pounds had actually weighed much less, Commissioner Hamilton said.

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