Sacha Pecaric

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Sacha Pecaric : biography

1965 –

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

After studies in Prague, Pecaric continued to study at the rabbinic department of the Yeshiva University (where he obtained rabbinical ordination) in New York City and the department of philosophy of the Columbia University (M.A.) and Charles University (Ph.D.). He has been living in Kraków since 1997 where he runs the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation aimed at providing education to the small local Jewish community as well as local Gentiles, and where he set up Pardes Lauder, a Jewish religious publishing house which has so far published more than 20 books, including a prayer book and Haggada for Passover., Virtual Shtetl, January 4, 2012. Accessed November 9, 2012., Steve Lipman, The Jewish Week, May 10, 2011. Accessed November 9, 2012.

He is the author of the first translation of the Torah from Hebrew to Polish to be made by a Jew after 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).