Collection BC1307 - Duschinsky Papers

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ZA UCT BC1307

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Duschinsky Papers

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  • 1975-1976 (Creation)

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Biographical history

Rabbi Eugene Duschinsky came to South Africa from Hungary in 1945 at the age of 33. He was educated in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, England and the United States. He received his Rabbinical Diploma in Pressburg and an M.A. from the Yeshiva University in New York.

He served as Rabbi to the Country Communities, and as Av Beth Din, the Head of the Rabbinical Court of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations in Cape Town. In 1968 he was appointed Rabbi of the Schoonder Street Synagogue in Cape Town, where he served until 1985, when he emigrated to Israel. He is the author of several publications, published in Budapest, New York, and Israel.

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This small collection of his papers was presented to the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research by Colin Robinson, former teacher at Herzlia Weizman Primary School, currently resident in Jerusalem. It consists of correspondence, 1975-1976, and notes on the weekly Torah portion in Hebrew.

1. Correspondence with Simcha Raz of the Brit Ivrit Olamit, the World Hebrew Association, 1975-1976.

2. Council of Jewish Education: Minutes of a meeting, 14 October, 1975.

3. Notes on the weekly Torah portion (Hebrew).

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  • English

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2013

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  • English

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