February 26, 2008

Rabbinical Group Formed in Poland

by Rachael Grant

The first Polish nationwide rabbinical association since the second World War has been re-launched by Jewish leaders. The seven Orthodox rabbis agreed to reform the Rabbinical Association of Poland, which thrived prior to World War II, when Poland housed nearly 3.5 million Jews. Around 90% died during the war, and today there exists around 30,000.

“The recreation of the organization that existed before the war is simply a reflection of the reality that we now have several rabbis working in Poland,” said Michael Schudrich, the nation’s chief Orthodox rabbi.

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