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10,000 Books in Hebrew Sent to USSR

Some 10,000 books in Hebrew have been sent to the Soviet Union by the World Hebrew Union (Brit Ivrit Olamit), Simcha Raz. WHU director general told the closing session of the European Hebrew Assembly here. He said the WHU’s next publication will be “Jewish Thought in the Soviet Union,” with contributions by Soviet Jews. This is a follow-up to volumes on Jewish thought in Europe and the United States.

The assembly adopted a declaration proclaiming the resolve of the WHU to continue to spread the teaching of Hebrew throughout the diaspora. Hans Bernet, the Mayor of Grindelwald, told the gathering that his city sends “gallant Israel” its best wishes and declared that “Hebrew, the language of the Bible, is dear to us, too.”