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Rebbe of Sadigora Dies in Israel; Thousands Follow Coffin to Tiberias

Thousands of disciples accompanied the coffin today of Rabbi Abraham Yaacov Friedman, the Tzadik of Sadigora to Tiberias which had been chosen by the Chassidic leader as his burial place. He died Saturday night at the age of 76.

A founder of the Agudath Israel and one of the leaders of the Council of Sages, The Rebbe of Sadigora arrived in Israel in 1933 and established a court for the thousands of his followers. He is survived only by a brother who will take his place as chief of the Sadigora court.