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Municipality in Rio Votes to Name Street After Dr. Herzl

The municipal council of the Brazilian capital has voted unanimously to rename one of the city’s streets for Dr. Theodor Herzl. The resolution must still be ratified by Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor. It is expected that a street in the Capacabana district, in which many Jews live, will be chosen to bear Dr. Herzl’s name.

Meanwhile, Dr. Levy Neves, chairman of the council, has pledged to introduce a motion to name one of the city’s streets for J. L. Peretz, noted Yiddish author. He made the promise at a performance of Peretz’ “Three Gifts,” performed here by the Maurice Schwartz Troupe.