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  Cheshvan 11, 5772 , 08/11/11

Hamburg Elects Chief Rabbi

The German city state of Hamburg formally elected Chabad’s Rabbi Shlomo Bistritsky as its chief rabbi Monday evening, according to The position had been vacant for three years.

Roy Naor of the Jewish community's Board of Directors told the website, “This is a historic moment for Hamburg." He added, “Today constitutes a new beginning for the Jews of this city.”

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