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Sweden-to-israel Flights for Refugee Immigrants Started; First Group Departs


A fortnightly schedule of Sweden-to-Israel flights has been established here, it was announced today. The first such flight has already been made from Gothenburg. A total of 22 Israel-bound refugee immigrants made the trip.

Elections for a new Swedish Chief Rabbi will be held here on Sunday, Nov. 7, to replace Dr. Marcus Ehrenpreis. The two leading contenders for the post are Rabbi J. Wilhelm, German-born but American-trained, who came here from Jerusalem, and Rabbi Emil Kronheim, deputy chief rabbi for the past two decades.

The majority of the Jews in Stockholm are Liberal, although there is an Orthodox community, too. The Chief Rabbi, who serves as spiritual leader of the Grant Synagogue here has always been Liberal.

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