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Soviet Yiddish Magazine Publishes Agnon’s Stories from Hebrew

The latest issue of Sovietish Heimland, the Yiddish-language monthly magazine published in Moscow, carries four short stories translated from the Hebrew writings of Shmuel Yosef Agnon, the Israeli author who last year was a co-winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. The April issue of the magazine, received here today, promised that more of Agnon’s writings would be published in Yiddish in the future.

The same issue of Sovietish Heimland included a note about another famous Hebrew writer in Israel, Avigdor Hameiri, congratulating him on his 80th birthday. Mr. Hameiri was for years editor of “Dvar Haknesset,” the official journal of the Israeli Parliament.