This Day in Jewish History / A Rabbi Who Survived the Shoah, Evoking Controversy, Is Born

Aharon Rokeach, the fourth Belzer Rebbe, told Hungary's Jews they would be safe in the Holocaust. They weren't.

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December 19, 1880, is the birthday of Aharon Rokeach, the fourth rebbe of the Belz Hasidic community. It was under his leadership that most of the Belzers, a movement born in early-19th century Poland, were...