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Chief Rabbi of France Becomes Also Chief Rabbi of Algeria

Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan has accepted the additional post and duties of Chief Rabbi of Algeria in a compromise of an internal struggle within the Algerian Jewish community, it was revealed here today. As a result, there will be no separate function for a Chief Rabbi of Algeria.

Another aspect of the compromise was the naming of Rabbi Morali of metropolitan France, Chief Rabbi of Algiers, a post which had not been filled in over a year. Differences over the filling of a number of important communal posts have played havoc with communal unity in recent months.

Chief Rabbi Kaplan came here last week to iron out these differences. In the course of his efforts he met with the new French Governor General of Algeria, the Chief Rabbis of various districts in Algeria and Algerian delegates to the Consistory of French Jews.