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Subsidy to Jewish Schools in Tangiers Debated in Cortes; Supported by Minister

December 23, 1932
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A heated debate developed in the Cortes last night in connection with the subvention to Jewish schools in Tangiers which the Minister of Education de los Rios included in his budget.

A priest Gomez Roji pointed out that since subsidies to religious schools are prohibited by constitution, no exception could be made for Jewish schools.

The Minister of Education defended the subsidy asserting that it is necessary for political reasons. The subvention aims to stimulate the Sephardi Jewish schools because they preserve Spanish traditions among emigrants. He also stated that the Jewish School subsidy is smaller than that alloted for Spanish institutions in Jerusalem which are also religious in character but maintained for political reasons.

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