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Lithuanian Government Issues Order Compelling Jews to Trade on Sabbath

May 8, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A direct move to compel Jews to keep their stores open on Saturday was made by one of the departments of the Lithuanian government.

The Revenue Department has issued an ordinance compelling Jewish liquor dispensers to keep their establishments open on Saturday and on Jewish holidays. The reason given in the ordinance is that by keeping their establishments closed on Saturday and Jewish holidays, the revenue of the state is diminished.

This ordinance has called forth a wave of protest from the Jewish population in view of the fear that if this is put into effect it may be extended to all other large business establishments.

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