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The Man Behind Montreal’s Mysterious Street Art

The vivid blue mural with swimming fish on the side of a duplex at the corner of Victoria and Kent avenues in Montreal has been attracting attention for months. Only the members of the surrounding Lubavitch community likely recognize the elderly bearded man at the center. It’s obviously the creation of a professional – but who?

Video: Out of the Depths

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when he was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel, and like many of the great rabbis, Rabbi Lau is a master storyteller.

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