Jewish art collector and businessman Jose Mugrabi was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem along with many other prominent figures to have received the honor.
He is noted for his philanthropic efforts and for his funding of the Einstein House, a museum set to be established on Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus that will hold and make public all the writings and documents of famed Jewish scientist Albert Einstein that are currently in the university's archives.
Mugrabi is also noted for being one of the world's most accomplished art collectors, having amassed the works of acclaimed artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Andy Basquiat and more.
The art collector was awarded the honorary doctorate at a ceremony after arriving in the country with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
Mugrabi is not the only noted figure to have received an honorary doctorate from the university. Several others, such as renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, have also been honored.
“In recognition of his critically acclaimed cinematic success as a writer, director and actor; honoring his ten blockbuster movies and numerous Academy Awards… and in tribute to his strong ties to Israel through his wife Daniella, and for making Israel his second home,” the Board of Governors declared as the reasons for granting him the honorary degree.
Tarantino married Israeli actress Daniella Pick and moved to Israel in 2020.