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My father was able to continue his studies in prison, and, upon release, he was granted his ordination from the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. The text shows that he had completed the bulk of his studies by 1933, had served the Jewish community, but was granted the ordination in absentia in 1938, by which time, he was on his way to Czechoslovakia, out of reach, for a while, of the Nazis.
"The Institute for the Science of Judaism
Rabbi ,Preacher, and Teacher of Religion.
Dr. Wllliam Weinberg, born on April 3, 1901, in Dolina, has, after the completion of his Doctoral Studies in Vienna in November,1926, until July, l933, completed 12 semesters in the Institute in Berlin. He has completed his studies in Jewish theology and shown his ability in the Scientific Study of Judaism.
Through this institute he has also served in the service of the Jewish community in many avenues and has demonstrated his knowledge of preaching.
At the completion of his studies he took his final examination for Rabbi, Preacher, and Teacher of Religion.
He prepared two dissertations:
Elisha ben Abuyah- Acher (Heretic)
Kim Lei Bederaba Minei-( The Rabbinc principal of establishing a decision on a greater halakhic authority).
He has achieved a Grade of: Satisfactory
In the months of April thorugh July, l933, he held oral examinations under:
Prof. Elbogen, Jewish History and Literature,Dr.Rabbl Baeck, Judaic History, Homiletics, and Method of Religion, together with Prof . Dr. Guttmann, Religious Philosophy ,Dr. Torzcyner,
Bible,Dr. Albeck, Talmud.
Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg has received a grade of” Good: in all subjects.
We affix our signature and the official seal as proof. We wish Dr. Willhelm Weinberg all the best.
Berlin, August 10, 1938, The Faculty of rhe Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums.
Baeck, I. Elbogen, M. Sister,M. Wiener, A. Guttman"
Prof Dr. Chanoch Albeck
Letter of Certification as Rabbi
Dr. Zeev(Wilhelm) , Weinberg has studied under me these several years at the Bet Midrash Gavoah LeMadaey Hayahadut (Hochscule) in Berlin.He has involved himself completely in the Torah, in order to learn, study, and comprehend. Based upon his display of the wealth of knowledge by examinations whereby I tested him orally and on the wealth of understanding shown through his essays which he prepared in the matters of halakhah(Jewish Law), I ordained him with THE CROWN OF THE RABBINATE.
Chanoch Albeck, formerly teacher of Talmud and
Rabbinics at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft
des Judentums in Berlin, now Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem"