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Rabbi Lookstein Honored in Canada; Reports on Bar-ilan University

Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, president of the International Board of Governors of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, was honored by the Jewish community here at a dinner last night under the patronage of Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, Yaacov Herzog and arranged by the Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University.

The university, Rabbi Lookstein told the gathering, seeks to fuse the old and new Jewish and world culture. Planned along the lines of Anglo-American educational institutions, Bar-Ilan has a four-year arts course with student activities organized much as in Canada, the educator said. Organizations of Friends of Bar-Ilan have also been established in the United States. Britain, The Netherlands and Israel, with groups in other countries in the process of formation.