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Chief Rabbi of So. Africa Leaves for Permanent Settlement in Israel

November 1, 1961
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Chief Rabbi Louis I. Rabinowitz left his home and his post here today to settle in Israel. Nearly all of South Africa’s rabbis and congregational leaders came to Jan Smuts Airport to bid him farewell, After a brief visit to England, he will, henceforth, make his home in Israel.

Declaring that he was leaving South Africa with “deep affection and confidence in the country’s future,” Rabbi Rabinowitz said: “It is my firm conviction that, when the racial problem is settled here, on the basis of the equality and brotherhood of man, as inevitably it must be settled, South Africa will enter a phase so glorious as to dwarf all of its past achievements.”

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