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“David Fremd’s last challah”

03/2016

On March 8, 2016, David Fremd, a businessman from Paysandu, a small Uruguanian town, was stabbed to death for no other reason then being Jewish.

The following blog post, featured in The Times of Israel, brings to light the incredible events of David’s last days and how he dedicated himself to the revival of the towns dwindling Jewish community:

“There was a Jewish man in a small town that remembered fondly the days of a thriving Jewish community and an active synagogue. He always sought to bring back those glory days. But the community had shrunk. The synagogue was decrepit and barely used. Yet he never gave up hope. With great effort the synagogue was rededicated. Someone donated some badly needed tables. And then, in a fit of enthusiasm, the man decided that Friday night services needed to commence again. He convened the community for the Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) service and ordered challah (the special bread eaten on the Sabbath) for after the services.

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