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Rabbi Toaff, President of Council of Italian Rabbis, Dies in London

Rabbi Sabato Alfredo Toaff, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Leghorn and president of the Council of Italian Rabbis, died here yesterday at the age of 83. As a sign of mourning, the Jewish community here, one of the oldest in Europe, has closed its offices and all Jewish schools.

A native of Leghorn, Rabbi Toaff was actively interested in Jewish history. One of his surviving sons is Rabbi Elio Toaff, Chief Rabbi of Rome.