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First Extensive Exhibition in U.S. of Israeli Books Opens Today

The first extensive exhibition in the United States of Hebrew books published in Israel will open here tomorrow at the Jewish Museum. The exhibition is arranged by the Bialik Institute of Jerusalem, a non-profit foundation supported by the Jewish Agency.

At a press preview today, Moshe Gordon, director of the Institute, spoke of the special handicaps faced by Israel’s publishing industry, one of which is the shortage of paper. “The paper needed for two editions of any of the great American national weeklies would suffice for Israel’s book production for an entire year,” he pointed out. He emphasized that there is “hunger for good reading” in Israel.