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  4/25/2013, Iyar 15, 5773

Jerusalem to Name Street after Yeshayahu Leibowitz


The Jerusalem City Council voted, Thursday, to name a street after mathematician and philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz, the older brother of Bible scholar Nechama Leibowitz, almost 19 years after his passing. The street will be in the Giv'at Ram area because of his career as an academician.

There had been opposition to naming a street after Leibowitz because of his opinions, including a reference to Israeli soldiers as Nazis.