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Israeli Scientists to Proceed to Moscow for Cancer Research Congress

June 21, 1962
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A group if Israeli scientists will participate in the eighth Congress of Cancer Research, to be held in Moscow next month, it was announced here today. Among the Israelis will be members of the faculties and research specialists from the Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, as well as a number of physicians engaged in this country in clinical research on cancer.

Another Israeli-USSR liaison was announced today when Dr. Zvi Harkavi, director of the Central Rabbinical Library of Israel, returned from a visit, lasting several weeks, to the leading libraries of Moscow and Leningrad. Rabbi Harkavi announced he had obtained an agreement with the Leningrad Library, permitting Israeli researchers to receive photostatic copies of Hebrew manuscripts there.

He said that the library in Leningrad has 12,000 Hebrew manuscripts and 20, 000 Jewish books. Moscow’s Lenin Library, he said, has 60, 000 Jewish books, including thousands of works published in Israel.

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