'A Strike in Heaven': The Montreal Rabbis' Walkout of 1935 and Its Significance

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'A Strike in Heaven': The Montreal Rabbis' Walkout of 1935 and Its Significance
Abstract
The author examines in detail events within the Montreal Jewish community in 1935 when the majority of the rabbis of the Rabbinical council of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal walked out in protest and created what an observer described as "a strike in heaven". The author reconstructs from newspaper and archival sources the course of this "heavenly strike". He contextualizes the rabbinic action with respect to the structure and history of the Montreal Jewish community and its kosher meat industry. He also attempts to use the Montreal incident to examine broader issues regarding the social and cultural development of the immigrant Jewish community in North America in the first half of the twentieth century.
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December 20, 2012
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Robinson, Ira. “‘A Strike in Heaven’: The Montreal Rabbis’ Walkout of 1935 and Its Significance.” Last modified December 20, 2012. http://cjs.concordia.ca/publications/working-papers-in-canadian-jewish-studies/documents/WorkingPaper2.Robinson.pdf.
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