Fire in the Courthouse – Tales from the Past

 

It was an unusual job for an Eastern-European Jew at the turn of the 19th century, but Aryeh did his job faithfully. As the mayor of his town, he was responsible for recording births, deaths and other important events.It once happened that the son of a non-Jewish family decided to convert to Judaism, an offense that could cost him dearly in those days,The man could not use his official papers when it was illegal for a Christian to leave his faith. But he was determined to follow the G‑d of Israel, and the Jewish nation welcomed him warmly and sheltered him from any harm.[..]

Source: Fire in the Courthouse – Tales from the Past

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