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  8/19/2014, Av 23, 5774

Barkat to Officiate at Street Naming in Honor of Yeshayahu Leibowitz, z"l


Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is officiating this morning (Tuesday) at the inauguration of a street being named for Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903-1994), considered one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.

Professor Leibowitz was an professor of Biochemistry,Organic chemistry and Neurophysiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a polymath known for his outspoken opinions on Judaism, ethics, religion and politics. He was also served as the editor of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica in its early stages.

The Mayor will also present the professor's family with a framed street sign at the unveiling.