Rabbi Immanuel, Jakobdvits Appointed New Chief Rabbi of Eire; is Only 27 Years Old

Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits, spiritual leader of the Great Synagogue of London, has been appointed Chief Rabbi of Eire, it was officially announced here by the Jewish Representative Council.

The new chief rabbi will assume his duties towards the end of January, 1949, and will be formally inducted by Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie of Great Britain. Rabbi Jokobovits, who is 27 years old, will probably be the youngest chief rabbi in the world. A native of Koenigsberg, he came to England in 1936 from Berlin. He was educated at Jews College in London and was ordained at the Yeshiva of Etz Chaim in England last year. The post of Chief Rabbi of Eire has been vacant for 10 years.

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