Moroccan Yeshiva Students Arrive in U.S. Today for Five-year Study
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Moroccan Yeshiva Students Arrive in U.S. Today for Five-year Study

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A party of 20 young Jewish religious students from Morocco is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow to begin a five-year course of study at the Mirrer Yeshiva Central Institute. This is the second group of Moroccan religious youths to come to the U.S. for such purposes.

Eight years ago a similar group arrived and, after education, its members became rabbis in Morocco, Israel and the United States. One of their number who returned to Morocco, Abraham Portal, is with the new group, which he will serve as an instructor while he himself takes advanced courses at the institute.

The Mirrer Yeshiva was established in Poland more than 140 years ago. In 1941, chiefly through the efforts of Rabbi Abraham Kalmanowitz, president and dean of the institute, the faculty and student body were rescued from the Nazis and transferred to Japan and then Shanghai. In 1947 some 500 students and faculty of the school, together with its complete library, came to the United States and reestablished the institute in New York.

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