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September 9, 2005
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A rabbinical program was launched, funded by the sale of manuscripts belonging to Victorian philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore. The proceeds from the texts will help support a three-year Orthodox course focused on the needs of British Jewry. The course will be offered at the Sephardi Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in London, with participants expected to go on to spend at least three years working in the U.K. Jewish community after graduation. The synagogue’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Abraham Levy, said the program would be a fitting tribute to Montefiore, a passionate benefactor to Jewish causes in Britain and abroad who established a rabbinical school in Britain in the 19th century.

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