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Rav Hakollel: The Tragic Story of Rabbi Jacob Joseph Part I

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The Rav Hakolel or Chief Rabbi of New York City, was the title held by Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1841-1902). A student of the Volozhin Yeshiva and later of Rav Yisrael Salanter, he enjoyed a successful rabbinic career in Lithuania which culminated with his appointment to be the Maggid of Vilna. In 1888 he was invited to become the chief rabbi of a federation of synagogues in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Although it wasn't a very successful venture, behind it lies the story of a great rabbinical leader.   For sponsorship opportunities about your favorite topics of Jewish history contact Yehuda at:   Subscribe To Our Podcast on:    PodBean:  

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