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Arthur Saul Super Dead at 71

July 31, 1979
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Rabbi Arthur Saul Super, former Chief Minister of the Johannesburg Progressive Jewish Congregation, died in Netanya this week at the age of 71. He will be buried in Herzliya tomorrow.

Super was born in Britain and studied at Jews College and at the School of Oriental Studies of London University. He also took a degree at Cambridge. In the 1930s he served as rabbi of Shaar Hashamaim in Montreal from 1933-36 and of the United Hebrew Congregation of Leeds, England from 1937-40. Super was an army chaplain during World War 11 and resided in Israel during the 1950s where he worked as a journalist. For a time he was the chief editorial writer and assistant editor of The Jerusalem Post.

In 1960 he went to South Africa, where he worked first as editor of the Zionist Record, and later, after his ordination as a Reform rabbi, as Chief Minister of the Johannesburg Progressive Congregation.

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