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A Jewish community president who can’t be called to the Torah? Meet Bulgaria’s Alex Oscar


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/a_jewish_community_president_who_cant_be_called_to_the_torah_meet_bulgarias

Under a cloudless blue sky, in a square wedged between the National Assembly and the Rectorate of the University of Sofia, Alexander Oscar, the young president of Sofia’s Jewish community, issued a blunt message to his countrymen. The occasion was Bulgaria's Holocaust remembrance ceremony on March 10, a day meant to celebrate the country's heroic rescue of its 50,000 Jews during World War II, a feat unequalled in any Nazi-allied country and a rightful mark of pride here.

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