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Yiddish Book Weeks Announced

September 23, 1980
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Yiddish Book Weeks will be held in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Netanya beginning in Jerusalem Sept. 28, it was announced today. The literary events were initiated by the World Council for Yiddish Culture and the Yiddish Writers Association in Israel.

Yitzhak Koren, chairman of the World Council, and Avraham Karpinowitz, of the Yiddish Writers Association, said at a press conference here that the book weeks would be the first large scale effort to spread Yiddish literature in Israel. Over 250 books in Yiddish have been published in recent years by Yiddish publishing houses in Israel. Koren said the World Council intends to establish a Yiddish book club to publish the best works in Yiddish written throughout the world.

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