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Alexander Safran, 30, Named Chief Rabbi of Rumania

Youthful Dr. Alexander Safran was today elected Chief Rabbi of Rumania to succeed the late Dr. Jakob Niemirower. He was named by the Congress of Jewish Communities of Old Rumania. A resident of Bacau, Dr. Safran is a graduate of the Vienna Rabbinical Seminary. He is 30 years old and holds the degree Doctor of Philosophy.