• Creator
  • Whitney, W.M.
  • Created Date
  • 1929
  • Description
  • W.M. Whitney, an attorney in the Treasury Department in Seattle, writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones regarding a rabbi in Seattle, Baruch Shapiro. Shapiro requested a provision allowing him to serve sacramental wine during congregation, however the local prohibition officer, Roy C. Lyle, denied him this request because "Shapiro had been grossly and practically criminally mishandling and selling the sacramental wine. Out of a thousa... more
    W.M. Whitney, an attorney in the Treasury Department in Seattle, writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones regarding a rabbi in Seattle, Baruch Shapiro. Shapiro requested a provision allowing him to serve sacramental wine during congregation, however the local prohibition officer, Roy C. Lyle, denied him this request because "Shapiro had been grossly and practically criminally mishandling and selling the sacramental wine. Out of a thousand gallons issued to him in 1928 nearly three hundred gallons had been sold to people not members of his congregation and more than a hundred gallons were wholly unaccounted for and another hundred gallons had been issued to members of his congregation illegally." Whitney writes that there is a special provision for such usages that Shapiro could apply for in the future. less
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