This Day in Jewish History / Romania’s First Postwar Chief Rabbi Elected

Moses Rosen walked a tightrope between the communist regime and the Jewish community - and was instrumental in its massive emigration, mainly to Israel.

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On June 16, 1948, Moses Rosen was elected chief rabbi of Romania. Over the next 45 years, he managed the delicate, and controversial, task of maintaining a beneficial relationship with a communist, and often...