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Pittsburgh Hassidic Rabbi Plans to Move to Israel, Establish ‘court’ and Yeshiva

A Hassidic rabbi from Pittsburgh is coming to Israel shortly to establish his “court” and a yeshiva in Ashdod. The “court” consists of the rabbi’s followers.

Rabbi Abraham Leifer expects to establish a “Pittsburgh quarter” made up of Hassidic families in buildings that were begun by the Foivasz Yeshiva but subsequently acquired by the Ministry of Housing. The rabbi and his followers will be given all privileges accorded to new immigrants.