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’empty Chair’ at Seder to Note Plight of Jews in Soviet Union

April 8, 1965
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Dr. Zvi Taubes, chief rabbi of Zurich, has called on Jewish members of the community to institute in their homes this Passover a new custom of the “Empty Chair.” The chair would be left vacant during the seder services in remembrance of the plight of Soviet Jewry.

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