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France Gets a Female Rabbi

France has its first woman rabbi.

Pauline Bebe, a 26-year-old mother of two will assume rabbinical duties at the Liberal movement synagogue here on Sept. 1, shortly before the High Holidays.

The congregation of some 1,200 families an island of Liberal Judaism in a city where affiliated Jews are overwhelmingly Orthodox.

Bebe completed her studies at the Leo baeck College in London.