Jews of Argentina Planning First Yeshivah

If the plans of an organization committee of rabbis and orthodox Jews are successfully carried out the Jewish community of the Argentine will soon have its own yeshivah (rabbis’ training school). The yeshivah has been tentatively named Tifereth Isaac. For a number of months the committee has been carrying on a campaign throughout the country urging the establishment of the yeshivah. The committee members have spoken in all the synagogues of Buenos Aires and the neighboring towns. In view of the large number of orthodox Jews in the Argentine it is believed that the yeshivah can be self-supporting.

The 200,000 Jews of the Argentine, most of whom are of East European origin, are now dependent for their rabbis upon Europe and the United States. These rabbis, who come from Eastern Europe and America are not familiar with the needs of the Argentine Jews and require some time to familiarize themselves with the country. Consequently it is believed a yeshivah in the Argentine will be able to train Argentine rabbis who will have little or no difficulty in obtaining congregations among the various Jewish communities.

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