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Rabbis Move to Proclaim Poultry Ban

October 25, 1934
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With the cry “bearded racketeers” still ringing in their ears after an uproarious meeting with poultry wholesalers, the Kashruth Association yesterday began setting up machinery for the ban on poultry which will be proclaimed next Monday.

On that day, a general assembly of the entire New York Jewish rabbinate will be held at a synagogue and the issur, or prohibition, formally announced. It will go into effect immediately upon pronouncement.

Denouncing “corruption” that would ensue if Judge Rosalsky’s decision were put in effect, 600 Bronx butchers and poultry dealers resolved to boycott wholesalers if they rescind their refusal to accept the decision.

The resolution was adopted at a joint meeting of the Bronx Strictly Kosher Butchers Association and the Poultry Dealers Association, headed respectively by Nathan Gordon and Benjamin Buchman, at the Hunts Point Palace, the Bronx.

Speakers declared that the associations favor Kashruth but that the tag system would engender a “widespread racket.”

It was also pointed out that many Jewish housewives are paying as much as they can for poultry and that the one-cent per fowl tax which plombes would entail would result in a great decrease in poultry sales.


The unanimity of the rabbinate in banning poultry was spurred by a meeting between executives of the association and wholesalers

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