Tel Aviv (Nov. 30)
Extension courses which are open to the public and are given by professors and lecturers of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Palestine Friends of the Hebrew University are being arranged for the month of December. They are modeled after the evening courses given under university auspices in Europe and America, according to an announcement by Chaim Nachman Bialik, famous Hebrew poet and President of the Palestine Friends of the Hebrew University, and Dr. Judah Kauffman, of this city, who is principal of the university extension lectures in Tel Aviv.
The courses are to have no official connection with the degree curriculum at the University and will be open to all who wish to register. The fees range from $5 per subject to $25 for the full course of ten weeks. The first semester will continue from December to March and the second from April to July.
Lectures are to be given evenings. Seminars and study circles will be organized for persons showing special qualifications and who are especially equipped. The persons attending these seminars will have to take part in the investigation and produce original work themselves.
There are eight sets of lectures, covering a wide range in natural sciences, biochemistry, zoology, botany, and physics, mathematics, philosophy and mystic literature, history, Islamics, Talmudic Jurisprudence, Jewish and Hebrew literature, Rabbinical literature, Jewish poetry of Spain, Greek literature, mediaeval and renaissance European literatures. Hebrew vocabulary, Mishna language in philology and Palestine research.
Among the University academic men who will lecture at the Tel Aviv evening courses are two recent arrivals from Germany, Dr. Harry Torczyner, Professor of Hebrew language, and Dr. Adolf Fraenkel, Professor of mathematics, who are on the regular staff.