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  8/22/2012, Elul 4, 5772

Leader of "Shomrei Emunim" Hassidim Dies in Israel


Rabbi Abraham Haim Roth, Admo"r of the Shomrei Emunim ["Keepers of the Faith", ed.] hassidic dynasty, died last night at the age of 88.

His funeral will take place later today.

The title "Admo"r" is reserved for the head of a hassidic dynasty and is an acronym for "our leader, teacher and rabbi". The Shomrei Emunim hassidic group is an insular, ultra-Orthodox sect that does not recognize the state of Israel.