Krakow to have rabbi for the 1st time since WWII

The Shavei Israel organization reported Sunday that Krakow will have its first full-time rabbi in the six decades since the Holocaust.

By TIDHAR OFEK
October 16, 2005 12:30

 
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The Shavei Israel organization reported Sunday that Krakow will have its first full-time rabbi in the six decades since the Holocaust. The Jerusalem-based organization dispatched Rabbi Avraham Flaks, 38, to Krakow after Poland's Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich requested that a rabbi be sent to the city. Rabbi Flaks looked forward to his work. “The challenge is immense, as is the responsibility,” Rabbi Flaks said, “but I look forward to working together with the community and its leadership to help keep the flame of Judaism burning brightly in Krakow, particularly among the younger generation of Polish Jews”.



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