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August 3, 2000
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The leader widely credited with rebuilding the Bobover Chasidic community after it was almost annihilated in the Holocaust died Wednesday at the age of 92. Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam, the longtime Bobover rebbe considered a father figure by many Jews, came to New York shortly after the war, building a vibrant movement in Brooklyn. His 70-year-old son, Rabbi Naftali Halberstam, will succeed him as rebbe.

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