Poland Ordains Its First Rabbis Since WWII

From the IHT:

WARSAW: The first rabbis ordained in Poland since World War Two received their diplomas from Warsaw’s Rabbinical College on Sunday, PAP news agency said.

Nine students from the United States and Israel were granted rabbinical rights at a ceremony presided over by Poland’s chief rabbi, U.S.-born Michael Schudrich, and attended by Jewish clergy from Poland, Israel and Britain.

“This was a ceremony of historic proportions,” said Rabbi Szalom Ber Stambler, who heads the college.

“For centuries, Poland had been a world centre of Jewish studies laying down the code of proper Jewish conduct.”

Most of Poland’s 3.5 million Jews were killed by the Nazi Germans in ghettos and extermination camps during World War Two.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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