Vacancy in Lemberg Rabbinate Open for Present

Since the death of Rabbi Leibele Braude, the Rabbi of Lemberg, there has been a great deal of discussion on the subject of filling the vacant position, which concerns not only Lemberg but the whole of Galicia, as the Rabbi of Lemberg is regarded as the Chief Rabbi of all Galicia. There have been many candidates for the position, from Galicia,, and other parts of Poland, as well as from outside the country.

The Lemberg Jewish Community has now decided not to appoint a new rabbi, but to appoint a head of the Beth Din who will be the acting rabbi. Rabbi Jeshulam Roth of Schorortkov is regarded as the most likely choice for the position.

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