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Berlin to Have First Rabbi Since 1938; Dr. Munk Sails Tomorrow Under J.D.C. Auspices

May 5, 1947
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Dr. Michael L. Munk will leave for Europe aboard the S.S. Mauretania tomorrow to become the first rabbi of Berlin since pre-war days, it was announced yesterday by the Joint Distribution Committee through whose auspices Rabbi Munk will serve in the German capital.

Invited by the Jewish community of Berlin to return to the city of his birth for an extended stay and guide the re-establishment of Jewish religious life there, Dr. Munk will assume his new post through arrangements made by the JDC, but his primary responsibility will be to the Berlin Jewish community. The 42-year-old religious leader, a distinguished scholar who escaped from Nazi Germany in Dec, 1938, will provide spiritual guidance for a resident Jewish community of 7,500.

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