This Day in Jewish History 1944: An Italian Chief Rabbi Sees Jesus on Yom Kippur

Israel Zolli, chief rabbi of Rome, had a religious epiphany that led him to convert to Christianity and take the name Eugenio Maria Zolli, after Pope Pius XII.

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On September 27, 1944, while leading Yom Kippur services in Rome, Israel Zolli, the chief rabbi of that city, is said to have had the religious epiphany...