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Rabbi’s Valet Dies of Grief over His Master’s Death

October 10, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Bonds of friendship and devotion between master and valet, demonstrated through history as far back as King Saul, were evidenced in the case of Rabbi Meir Simchah Ha’cohen of Dvinsk and his valet.

Much comment was current today when it was learned that the twenty-eight year old “shammes” of the late Rabbi Ha’cohen, who passed away recently at the age of seventy, died. The rabbi, who was a famous Talmudic scholar in Eastern Europe and his valet were close friends. The death of the rabbi greatly affected his young valet. He grieved for several months and yesterday died of heart failure.

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