Rabbi Sought for Norway
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Rabbi Sought for Norway

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Norway’s tiny Jewish community has been without its own rabbi for several years. Dr. Bent Melchior, Chief Rabbi of Denmark, launched an appeal here today for the appointment of a rabbi for Norway. He warned that unless a rabbi is appointed, Norway’s Jewish community faces “total assimilation.” Dr. Melchior has voluntarily officiated at services in Oslo two or three times a year.

But, he said, his occasional presence is not sufficient to help maintain Jewish identity in Norway. He said the Jews of Denmark should be prepared to do all they can to help obtain a rabbi for their fellow Jews in Norway.

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