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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

France's Jewish Community Elects New Grand Rabbi

France's Jewish community elected Rabbi Haim Korsia, Jewish chaplain of the French army, Sunday as its new Grand Rabbi. He was elected to a seven-year term by members of the Central Consistory, the top Jewish religious authority in France, defeating Olivier Kaufmann, the head of a rabbinical school, by a vote of 131 to 97.