Netherlands Government Honors Philadelphia Rabbi for Services During Wartime
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Netherlands Government Honors Philadelphia Rabbi for Services During Wartime

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Rabbi D.A. Jessurun Cardozo, spiritual leader of the Mikveh Israel congregation, has been awarded the title of “Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau” by the Netherlands Government in recognition of his services to the Dutch cause during and after the war.

Rabbi Cardozo was a member of a number of Dutch committees in America, conducted services for Dutch troops in Canada and made broadcasts to Holland during the occupation.

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