Rabbi Daniel Shlomo Zion (1883-1979) was the chief rabbi of Bulgarian Jews during World War II. When Nazi Germany demanded the extermination of the Bulgarian Jews, R. Daniel Zion was instrumental in obtaining protection and rescue for those persecuted Jews. Armed with his strong faith in God and in the Messiah Yeshua, R. Zion found ways to approach King Boris III and the Orthodox Patriarch, Metropolite Stephan, and eventually the Jewish community was saved.
From Greece to Bulgaria and to Israel
Daniel Zion was born in Salonica, Greece. He moved to Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital city as a rabbinical scholar, where he communicated with Bulgarian Jews mainly in Ladino, the Judaeo-Spanish dialect. In 1949, together with other Bulgarian Jews, he made Aliyah (immigrated to Israel) and settled in Jaffa, near Tel-Aviv. There he continued to function as District Rabbi of the local Bulgarian Jews.
Already as chief rabbi in Bulgaria, Daniel Zion was convinced that Israel’s Messiah and Redeemer is none other than the...
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