HC Deb 19 April 1917 vol 92 cc1855-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether in the case of Jewish soldiers anything has been done to meet their religious scruples in regard to food; and whether, so far as practicable, he will see that proper arrangements are made to supply these men with kosher food to which they are accustomed?


General officers commanding troops at home have been authorised to issue a money allowance in lieu of rations to Jewish soldiers in connection with the Jewish festival, whenever this course was considered advisable, and this has gone a long way to meet the requirements of the Jewish religion. Arrangements to supply each Jewish soldier with kosher food as part of the Army rations are not practicable.

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