Religion: Kosher Tax

Oldest (32 years) and largest (400) of orthodox rabbi groups, the Agudath Harabonim (Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U. S. and Canada), met in Lakewood, N. J. last week to tackle money matters. Rabbis' salaries were running in arrears. For charities and schools there was a serious lack of ready cash. The Union voted to solve its financial problem by levying a tax on that cornerstone of orthodox Jewish life, the kosher slaughterhouse. It figured that if it could collect ½¢ on every pound of kosher meat sold. it could raise $1,000,000 or more...

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