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Chassidic Rabbi Attacked by Adversaries in Lemberg

June 19, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Police intervention was necessary to protect Rabbi Shapiro, the Chassidic Rebbe of Muncaz, Carpatho-Russia, Czechoslovakia, who was on a visit here.

His adversaries, the followers of the Chassidic Rebbe of Belz. with whom he has been engaged in a long drawn out acrimonious controversy, learning of his whereabouts in the city, gathered before the house, throwing stones and shouting: “Rosho” (sinner). Police dispersed the mob and placed a guard at the house until his departure.

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