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U.S. Orthodox Rabbis Plan to Build $25, 000, 000 Institute in Israel

The Rabbinical Council of America, an organization of Orthodox rabbis, announced plans for the development of a $25, 000, 000 institute in Jerusalem for the advancement of Judaic studies.

Under the plan, the Council stated, it will build the new institute near Mount Herzl, providing facilities for the study of Jewish subjects as well as residential quarters for about 100 students. All of the students, the Council said, would be American rabbis ordained by Orthodox rabbinical seminaries in this country. The students would continue their studies at the Institute for a year before joining the active rabbinate in this country.