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Rabbi Michel Kossowsky, South African Leader, Dies at Age of 56

April 9, 1964
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Rabbi Michel Kossowsky, one of South Africa’s leading rabbis, and a prominent Zionist and communal leader, died here today at the age of 56. He was spiritual leader of Hamedrash Hagodel Congregation in Johannesburg.

Born in Poland, Rabbi Kossowsky came to South Africa in 1941. He was president of the South African Mizrachi, a founder and head of the Johannesburg Yeshiva College, and vice-president of the South African Zionist Federation. He was also a member of the executive of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and of the Johannesburg Beth Din.

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