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Ornstein to Act for Rabbis in Wailing Wall Matters

The Palestine chief rabbinate today appointed Rabbi Isaac Ornstein to be the rabbinical representative to whom the Palestine government shall issue instructions and other communications regarding the Wailing Wall, the pavement in front of it and the formalities to be observed with regard to the Jewish devotions near the Wall.

The appointment of Rabbi Ornstein is in line with the recommendations of the Wailing Wall Commission. Rabbi Ornstein’s appointment has the approval of Rabbi Joseph Chaim Sonnenfeld, head of the Agudath Israel, which organization had urged High Commissioner Chancellor to appoint him to the position.