The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 15 January 2011 / 9 Shevat 5771

A Spanish Tribute

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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Jerusalemites are familiar with the Raoul Wallenberg Square in the center of the capital. It was to be expected that the Jewish State would thus honor the Swedish diplomat credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.

But it came as a pleasant surprise to learn that the city council of the Spanish city of Monforte unanimously voted to name a street in the town's old Jewish Quarter "Rua de Raoul Wallenberg".

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