Religion: Issur Issued

In a big room in Manhattan's Hotel Pennsylvania one night last fortnight met 200 of the city's Orthodox Jewish rabbis. For ten hours these bearded men of God prayed and pondered. Before them was a question involving what is most dear and holy to pious Jews—kosher food. Long have the rabbis charged that in New York City's poultry markets much trefah (unclean) fowl is foisted upon Jews as kosher. A mediator appointed by Mayor LaGuardia recommended that plombes (lead seals) be attached to kosher fowl as they are to kosher meats; that...

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