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Can’t Honor Philosopher; It Might Disturb Peace

A decision by the municipality to name a street in this city in honor of Baruch Spinoza, the famous Jewish philosopher, was annulled in a local court today.

The judge, in motivating the decision, asserted that naming streets with alien names would be likely to cause ill-feeling, leading to disturbances.

The action against the municipality’s decision was brought by a university professor named Alexianu.