Rabbis' roads

Two prominent religious figures had streets named after them off King Albert Square.

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November 24, 2011 14:18
art deco facade at 46 Montefiore Street

Montifore street 521. (photo credit: Shmuel Bar-Am)

 
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When Prince Albert of Belgium was just a teen, he suddenly found himself second in line for the throne. Almost immediately, he began seriously preparing himself for a future role as his country’s king. One of his major concerns was the situation of the working classes, and he would often disguise his identity so he could see their living conditions first hand.

World War I broke out only five years after he was crowned king in 1909. He took personal command of the troops, while his wife nursed the wounded at the front lines.

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