This is very contemporary.Do you know that in Lakewood ever couple who's added to the community mailing list is listed as "Rabbi and Mrs."
...and we leave it to you, S., to find out who it was who wasn't a rabbi. :-)
Of course this means that there were also 600,000 shuls -- the ones they went to, and the ones they didn't.
What was the date of the Jewish Messenger article and where was it published.
It was published in New York. Sadly, I forgot to record the exact date - but the year was 1885, as I noted.
Sorry, I was asking about the date of the Jewish Press in Berlin article.
It was probably the witty person who made the observation.
But of course when a "rabbi" gets arrested they complain that the media is unfair in calling them a rabbi.
You can see that it doesn't say. Unfortunately, only two volumes of the Jüdische Presse seem to be online at present; 1889 and 1890, but not the 1885 one.