Mordecai D. Frankel, Noted Chassidic Rabbi, Dead
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Mordecai D. Frankel, Noted Chassidic Rabbi, Dead

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Funeral services were held yesterday by the Mordecai David Frankel Association for the well known Chassidic rabbi, Mordecai David Frankel, known as the Premishlianer Rebbe, who died Sunday at Saratoga Springs after a long illness, at the age of 58. He is survived by a widow and a daughter here and a son and two daughters in Galicia. One of his sons was arrested some time ago for his refusal to shave his beard when called to the army.

Rabbi Frankel, who came to the United States three years ago, was the grandson of the rabbinical scholar, Rabbi Meer Premishlianer and a son of Joshua Heschel, a Chassidic rabbi.

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