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Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin, Venerated Orthodox Leader, Dies in Israel

Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin, chairman of the Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah, the Council of Sages of the Agudath Israel movement, died here last night at the age of 85, He was taken ill the months ago but, according to his followers, he refused to enter a hospital fearing a possible autopsy. Dozens of heads of yeshivot in Israel and members of the Council, were at his bedside when he died. He was born in Russia and served as Chief Rabbi of Lutzk, in prewar Poland, until 1939 when he emigrated to Palestine.