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100-year-old Galician Yeshiva to Be Re-established in Jerusalem

The cornerstone was laid here today at the entrance to Jerusalem for a building to house a yeshiva which had flourished in Galicia for 100 years until World War II broke out.

The spiritual head of the transplanted Kochav Miyakov Yeshiva, is Rabbi Dovberish Weidenfeld, the Czebin Rebbe, whose father founded it in Hrumelov exactly a century ago. The yeshiva complex will accommodate 1,000 students, of whom 200 will be dormitory members. It will cost 1,000,000 pounds ($333,000) to complete.