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Rosenfeld, Abraham Isaac Jacob

ROSENFELD, ABRAHAM ISAAC JACOB (1914–1980s?), rabbi and ḥazzan. Rosenfeld was born in Jerusalem and studied at the Yeshivah Etz Ḥayyim and Merkaz ha-Rav there. He served as both rabbi and ḥazzan to the Finchley Synagogue in London (1941–70) and was appointed honorary president of the Cantors' Association of England. He served as an army chaplain and in 1971 was appointed rabbi of the Wellington, New Zealand, congregation, returning to Israel in 1978. His translation into English of the Seliḥot service (1956) and the Kinot for the Tishah be-Av (1965) received the approbation of the chief rabbi of England, Rabbi Sir Israel *Brodie. He composed a special memorial prayer for the victims of the Holocaust.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.