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  5/19/2014, Iyar 19, 5774

Report: Jewish Community Monitoring Balkan Flooding


The Jewish community in the flood-ravaged Balkan states is actively monitoring the situation, according to a Monday-morning report by the hareidi newspaper Hamevasser.

The paper quoted Serbian Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Asiel as saying there are no known Jewish victims. He added that there is a statistical probability of Jews who may have lived in flooded areas and efforts are being made to locate them in mass shelters. He said the once-in-a-century flooding was the result of three months of rain that fell over the space of a few days, also a once-in-a-century phenomenon.

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