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Dr Hirsch Perez Chajes

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Dr Hirsch Perez Chajes

Birth
Death 14 Dec 1927 (aged 50–51)
Burial Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Memorial ID 61260186 View Source

He is also known as Tzvi-Peretz Hayot, professor. He born in 1876 in Brody, then in Austria-Hungary, now in Ukraine. He was the grandson of the Zvi Hirsch Chajes. He learned in a Yeshiva and was ordained as a rabbi and also studied at a university. He served as the rabbi of the Jewish community in Florence, Italy from 1901 and also headed the rabbinical school in Florence. Subsequently and until 1918, he served as a rabbi in the city of Trieste. From 1918 to his death, he served as the chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Vienna. In addition, he was also the Chairman of the Zionist General Council from 1921 to 1925. He died in Vienna in 1927, and his remains were later taken to Israel. The main Jewish school in Vienna is named after him.

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