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Menachem Ribalow, Noted Hebrew Author and Editor, Dies in N.Y.

Mehachem Ribalow, editor of Hadoar, the only weekly magazine published in Hobrew in the United States, died here today from a heart ailment. He was 58 years old. Funeral services will be held on Sunday.

Born in Chudnow, in the Ukraine, he came to the United States in 1921 and took an active part in developing Hebrew literature in this country, soon becoming vice-president of the Histadruth Ivrith of America which promotes the Hebrew language. As editor of Hadoar, he distinguished himself in developing the publication into one of the best Hebrew-language magazines in the world.

Mr. Ribalow was also the editor of the American Hebrew yearbook Sefer Hashanah. He was the author of several books on Hebrew and Yiddish literature and the editor of an anthology of Hebrew poetry. He also published numerous articles in New Palestine, official organ of the Zionist Organization of America.