The Hebrew University of Jerusalem... ... A love affair

Imagine in 1957, standing next to Sam Rothberg, that towering American Jewish leader, as the cornerstone of the second or third building on the Giv’at Ram campus.

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June 7, 2018 17:45
ESTABLISHING THE Hebrew University on Mount Scopus and laying the cornerstone, 1918

ESTABLISHING THE Hebrew University on Mount Scopus and laying the cornerstone, 1918. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Had there not been a university in Jerusalem, it would not be Jerusalem, and Israel might not have come into existence.

Imagine a child in Canada, hearing the word “Yerushalayim,” not knowing what it meant, just that it was said in a hushed tone, as befits a holy word. Imagine being there before the State was established, reading that the Zionist movement wanted to have a great university in Jerusalem – and had in fact opened one in 1925.

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