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Chief Rabbi of Greece Cheered on First Official Athens Visit

Military honors were accorded here to Chief Rabbi Koretz on his first visit to Athens following his appointment as Chief Rabbi of Greece.

The visit was converted into a pro-Jewish demonstration in the city in which thousands participated. Rabbi Koretz was welcomed by representatives of the government and hailed by the Greek press in editorials.

Addressing a cheering audience of thousands on Constitution Square, the Chief Rabbi called attention to the fact that the Jews have supported the present government from the outset. A military escort accompanied him to the Square and a military band played in his honor.

The Greek press, commenting on the Chief Rabbi’s visit, states that a new era of close association between Jewry and Greek life has now been established from which both the Jews and the Greek people will benefit.