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        9/2/2011, Elul 3, 5771

      Thousands Remember Rav Kook on Mount of Olives


      Thousands assembled on the Mount of Olives, Friday, to mark the 76th anniversary on the Hebrew calendar of the passing of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook, the first chief rabbi of the modern land of Israel, at his gravesite.

      The official government memorial service was held at the Hurva synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.