Daniel, Brother (Rufeisin, Oswald)

(b. 1922)
   Carmelite monk in Israel. A Polish Jew who, during the Nazi occupation, was hidden in a Catholic convent. He was baptized, became a Carmelite monk, yet viewed himself as a Jew. He applied for citizenship under the Law of Return, but his application was rejected, and he brought the case before the Supreme Court but the ruling was upheld.

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  • Daniel, Brother (Oswald Rufeisin) — (b. 1922)    Carmelite monk in Israel. The complex question ‘Who is a Jew?’ came sharply before the Israel Supreme Court in 1962 in the case of Brother Daniel. He was a Polish Jew called Oswald Rufeisin who, during the Nazi occupation, was hidden …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

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