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Youngstown Juror Only Jew at Work on Rosh Hashonah

September 26, 1933
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Rosh Hashonah meant a holiday for nearly every local Jew except Mrs. Minne Goldstein, a juror on a manslaughter case here.

Court officials were confronted with a puzzle Wednesday, when Mrs. Goldstein informed Judge Erskine Maiden, Jr. that she could not serve in court Thursday.

Judge Maiden said he was “baffled” at the problem which was placed before him, and told counsel on both sides that unless they agreed on the substitution of the 13th juror to replace Mrs. Goldstein, he would have to work out his own solution.

Mrs. Goldstein, however, had her own solution.

“Owing to the seriousness of the case, I will work,” she told the Judge.

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