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William Wolff

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William Wolff (13 February 1927 – 8 July 2020) was a German-British journalist and rabbi. He was born in Berlin. He worked as a department head at the Daily Mirror.

Wolff was responsible for domestic policy, but then switched to foreign policy with the special topic of Britain's entry to the European Economic Community. He was responsible for company news for four years. In Germany, he also appeared in the early 1970s on the television program Der Internationale Frühschoppen.[1]

He was a rabbi at West London Synagogue, in Newcastle upon Tyne (1986-1990), in Milton Keynes (1990-1993), Reading and Brighton (1993-1997) and in Wimbledon (1997-2002). On 23 April 2002, he was appointed to the position of regional rabbi of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schwerin. He retired in 2015.

Wolff died on 8 July 2020 at the age of 93 in London.[2]

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  1. Axel Seitz (2017-02-13). "Geburtstag: „Ein Mann voller Witz und Weisheit"". juedische-allgemeine.de.
    Manfred Riepe (2018-07-20). "Die Leichtigkeit des Seins: Vor-sicht: „Rabbi Wolff", Dokumentarfilm". epd.de. Archived from the original on 2018-07-29.
  2. Axel Seitz (2020-07-08). "Landesrabbiner William Wolff im Alter von 93 gestorben". NDR 1 Radio MV.