Sacha Pecaric

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Rabbi Sacha Pecaric
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Pecaric in 1999
BornMay 5, 1965 (1965-05-05) (age 55)
NationalityItalian Naturalized US

Sacha Pecaric (born 1965 in Rijeka) is a Croatian born rabbi.

Education and scholarship[edit]

After studies in Prague, Pecaric continued to study at the rabbinic department of the Yeshiva University in New York City, where he obtained rabbinical ordination, and the Department of Philosophy of Columbia University (M.A.) and FAMU in Prague (Ph.D.). He lived in Kraków where he ran the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, aimed at providing education to the small local Jewish community as well as other local people, and where he set up Pardes Lauder, a Jewish religious publishing house which has published more than 30 books, including a prayer book and Haggada for Passover.[1][2]

Pecaric is the author of the first translation of the Torah from Hebrew to Polish to be done by a Jew since the Second World War. His translation, made independently of existing Polish translations, includes – Bereshit (Genesis, 2001), Shemot (Exodus, 2003), Vajikra (Leviticus, 2005) and Bemidbar (Numbers, 2005) and Devarim (Deuteronomium, 2006).[2]


  1. ^ "The New York Rabbi Sacha Pecaric will deliver a lecture" Archived 2013-06-27 at the Wayback Machine, Virtual Shtetl, January 4, 2012. Accessed November 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Gained In Translation: Sacred Texts For Poles", Steve Lipman, The Jewish Week, May 10, 2011. Accessed November 9, 2012.

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