Polish President Helps Poor Youth Join Rabbinical School

A curious story concerning the efforts of the Polish presidential office in behalf of a poor Jewish student who desired to enter the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva was told here in the Togblatt, orthodox Jewish newspaper.

When the student, a resident of the town of Iszbitze, decided that he would like to be admitted to the rabbinical preparatory school at Lublin, he appealed to the Polish president for aid. The president’s office forwarded the letter to the governor of the Lublin district with instructions that it be sent on to the heads of the Yeshiva, who were requested by the president to admit the student.

The governor did as he was asked, and soon thereafter the directors of the Yeshiva announced that they would gladly admit the youth if he knew 200 pages of the Talmud and the commentaries on those pages by rote.

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