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Polish Chassidic Groups Make Peace After Sixteen Years

April 11, 1934
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After sixteen years of incessant quarrels and hostilities, the followers of Rabbi Spira of Mukacevo have concluded peace with the Rabbi of Belz, in Poland, according to the Prague correspondent of the Israelitisches Wochenblatt. The enmity between the two Polish rabbis dates from 1918, the time of the armistice, and has been the cause of many bitter clashes between the followers of the two rabbis.

On the basis of the agreement reached between the two Chassidic groups, the Belz Rabbi and his followers are to be completely independent of the Mukacevo Rabbi and are to enjoy complete autonomy in all religious matters on a basis of equality with the Mukacevo Rabbi. The peace agreement is considered a complete victory for the Belz Rabbi.

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