Ernest Guggenheim Dead at 61

Ernest Guggenheim, Chief Rabbi of the French Rabbinical School, died here yesterday at the age of 61. A descendant of a famous family of rabbis in eastern France, Guggenheim was born in Westhoffen near the German border. After studies at Sorbonne University and the Rabbinical School. he volunteered for military service at the outbreak of World War II.

Taken prisoner by the Germans, he returned to France in 1945 and was appointed Talmud lecturer at the Rabbinical School in Paris where he continued to serve until his death. He was also vice-president of the Paris Rabbinical Court. Guggenheim was considered a world expert of Talmud interpretations of current medical problems and also wrote extensively on Jewish law and modern science.

CORRECTION Due to faulty transmission from Israel a story in Tuesday’s Bulletin said the Pound had been devalued to 9.93 to $1. It should have stated 9.31 to $1.

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