POLAND: Baby Weinberg

Before Warsaw's rabbinical court, to which orthodox Jews carry their disputes, one Aaron Taplitzky, modest building contractor, appeared last week with an unredeemed promissory note. The note was endorsed by one Schmuel Weinberg, and in Warsaw's Jewish circles the Weinbergs are wealthy, potent. Produced in court, Schmuel Weinberg turned out to be a baby six months old. But Contractor Taplitzky was unable to prove that Baby Weinberg had not signed the note. The Warsaw rabbis ruled that Baby Weinberg must pay Contractor Taplitzky—when Baby Weinberg comes of age at 21.


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