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Rabbi Joel Blau Dies in London at Age of 49

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Rabbi Joel Blau of the West London Synagogue of British Jews, died in London yesterday. He was forty-nine years old.

Dr. Blau, who was formerly rabbi of Peni-El Temple, New York was appointed to the post of Senior Minister of the West London Synagogue in 1925. He had been ill for some time.

Dr. Blau was the author of many works, including “The Problem of Modern Faith” and “The Wonder of Life,” Before serving as rabbi of Peni-El Temple he had been rabbi of synagogues in Rochester and Brooklyn and of the Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, New York.