Tons of Kosher Meat
Held Up in Israel
by Chief Rabbinate
U.S. Jewish Population
The U.S. Jewish population, esti-
mated at 5,660,000, includes 2,518,-
175 in New York State: New York
City has a Jewish population of
1,836,000, Nassau County 373,000,
Westchester 131,000, and Suffolk
42,000, for a total Jewish popula-
tion in Greater New York of 2,383,-
000. Almost half of all the Jews
in the U.S. — 2,678,175 — live in
greater New York and in the
neighboring counties of New York
State and New Jersey.
17 Congregations Honored at Hanukah Festival
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — A shipment of
150 tons of Kosher meat from the
United States has been held up
in Israel, it was disclosed here
Tuesday. Chief rabbinate circles
said that "certain conditions of
Halacha"—Jewish religious law—
must be fulfilled before the import
of Kosher meat from abroad is ap-
While these conditions were not
spelled out, it was pointed out that
the chief rabbinate's general prac-
tice is to oppose import of meat
from abroad unless the meat is
slaughtered under the supervision
of the rabbinate's own "mash-
gihim" — religious supervisors of
According to the rabbinate here,
American suppliers from whom
the Israel Trade Ministry has or-
dered meat, did not comply with
kashruth arrangements conform-
ing with the rabbinate's conditions.
Trade Ministry circles said they
expect a setttlement of the issue
with the chief rabbinate within a
few days, thus making possible the
completion of Kosher meat ship-
ments and the sale of that meat
to Israel public. Israel imports
2,500 tons of meat from abroad
In New York, the Israel supply
mission said it knew nothing of
meat shipments being held up in
Israel and it has purchased "sev-
eral thousand tons" of Kosher
meat from American suppliers.
Some of that meat has been
delivered in Israel, and the mis-
sion here is "not aware of the
slightest difficulty" in bringing
the meat to Israel, Benjamin
Lemoor, director of the supply
The remainder of the meat
order amounting to "several thou-
sand tons," he declared, is now in
production, and shipment is ex-
pected to be completed by the
middle of next month. The meat
involved, he said, had been bought
through "n ormal commercial"
According to Lemoor, the Kosh-
er meat being produced for Israel
in the United States is slaughtered
and supervised by shohetim an(
mashgihim approved by the rabbi-
nate in Israel. All are "local peo-
ple" he said, but the entire pro-
cess is under the supervision of
"the most respectable rabbinical
authorities" in this country.
At the Israel Hanukah festival, attended by
more than 1,200, which brought the total of Israel
Bond cash sales for the year to $2,500,000, and
where 17 congregations received awards for their
leadership in the Israel Bond High Holy Day appeal
and other congregationally centered activities (from
left) front: Nathan Sharon, president, Bnai Moshe;
Max Ostrow, Bnai David; Marc Manson, Beth Moses;
Meyer Levin, president, Beth Yehudah; Rabbi Man-
uel Neiman, Beth Joseph; Sam Kaufer, Beth Abra-
ham; Joseph Sulkes, president, Beth Aaron; Morris
Ben Lewis, representing Ahavas Achim, and Harry
J. Goldberg, president, Adas Shalom; back row: Men-
ashe Haar, Gerniluth Chassodim; Sanford Eisenberg,
president, Young Israel of Greenfield; Isadore Sos-
nick, Mishkan Israel-Nusach Harie-Lubavitcher Cen-
ter; Mrs. Harry Portnoy, Young Israel-Northwest;
Samuel C. Kovan, Shaarey Zedek; Rabbi Leo Y.
Goldman, Shaarey Shomayim; David Safran, gen-
eral chairman of Israel Bond Committee; Morton H.
Berris, vice president, Temple Israel; Sol Less-
man, president, Young Israel Oak-Woods, and Phillip
Stollman, chairman, Israel Bond High Holy Day and
Congregational Council. Sam Levenson, favorite
American humorist, was the guest star, Jerome Sup-
erstine, 12, representing the United Hebrew Schools,
lighted the Hanukah candles. Mrs. Jacob Axelrod
led in the singing of the anthems.
SE R VICES
TEL AVIV — One of the
primary problems facing the State
of Israel is that of higher educa-
tion, Zeev Scharf, chairman of a
government commission which
TEMPLE BETH EL: Services 8:30 p.m. today. Rabbi Kanter will speak studied the problem of higher edu-
on "Is This the World's Birthday?" Services 11:15 a.m. Saturday. cation, asserted here.
Rabbi Kanter will preach on "I Will Give Them One •eart."
The Jews in Denmark
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, Pontiac: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Conrad
The Jewish community of Den-
will speak on "Ending an Age of Apathy."
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Services will be held 8:15 p.m. today. Rabbi mark, which dates back to the
early part of the 17th Century, to-
Rosenbaum will speak on "The Timely and the Timeless."
TEMPLE BETH AM: Services 8 p.m. today. Rabbi Jessel will speak on day numbers some 6,000 persons,
nearly all of whom live in the
"Wring Out the Old Year, Ring in the New."
CONG. AHAVAS ACHIM: Services 4:55 p.m. today, and 8:40 a.m. capital city of Copenhagen.
Saturday. Rabbi Panitz will speak on "In All Things, Moderation."
CONG. SHAAREY SHOMAYIM: Services will be held 5 p.m. today
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Rabbi Goldman will speak on "Privileges and : "DEXTER CHEVROLET
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GET YOUR CAR." • •
"The Sedrah of the Week: The Story of Joseph." Services 11 a.m. •
CONG. SHAAREY ZEDEK: Services 4:45 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Satur- •
day. Brian Lowell, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BNAI MOSHE: Services 4:40 p.m. today and 8:45 a.m. Satur- •
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SEE THE ALL NEW
CONG. BNAI ISRAEL, Pontiac: Services 8:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. • •
Saturday. Arthur Goldman, Bar Mitzvah.
CONG. BETH SHALOM: Services 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday. •
Daniel Bensky. Bar Mitzvah.
• • •
Regular services will be held at: Adas Shalom Synagogue, Beth •
Aaron Synagogue, Beth Abraham Synagogue, Cong. Beth Moses,
Downtown Synagogue, Cong. Bnai David and Cong. Bnai Jacob.
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to place. While in Tel Aviv the
average family consists of 3.4, in
Haifa it is even smaller-3.3, and
in the kibbutzim it is smaller still
—only 2.5. Only in the moshavim
(smallholders' agricultural v il-
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