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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Former Young Israel Rabbi Simcha Krauss, the ‘gentle giant’ dies at 85

Former Young Israel Rabbi Simcha Krauss, the ‘gentle giant’ dies at 85

January 24, 2022

(JTA) — Rabbi Simcha Krauss, a leading figure of Modern Orthodox Judaism who was a forceful advocate for women’s rights within Orthodoxy, died Thursday at 85. In 1969, Krauss was hired as the new rabbi at Young Israel of St. Louis, and the shul...

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