Magnes Foundation Established in New York; Will Promote Ideals Advocated by Dr. Magnes
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Magnes Foundation Established in New York; Will Promote Ideals Advocated by Dr. Magnes

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A Foundation carrying the name of Judah L. Magnes, the late president of the Hebrew University, was incorporated here today. The Foundation has set a goal of $250,000 to be used “to promote the educational and humanitarian ideals of the late Dr. Magnes.” The fund-raising campaign will get under way immediately, it was announced.

Establishment of the Foundation was announced at a memorial meeting at Temple Emanu-El last night. President Truman, in a message to the meeting, referred to Dr. Magnes as “a man of vision and understanding” and added: “His humanitarian interests spanned oceans and continents and would not be bounded by any diversity of creed or nation. The world needs more men like him. All mankind shares to some degree his loss.”

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