JERUSALEM (Aug. 28)
The cornerstone for a new building at the Rabbi Kook Universal Yeshivah was laid here this afternoon. The ceremony coincided with the 25th anniversary of the death of the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook. The ceremony was attended by President Ben-Zvi, cabinet members, Chief Rabbi Nissim, Jerusalem Mayor Mordechai Ish Shalom, religious scholars, theologians and heads of the community.
The new million-pound ($550,000) project which adjoins the Rabbi Kook Institute will contain dormitories for 400 students and a library which will be completed within 18 months. Knesset speaker Kaddish Luz, Interior Minister Moshe Haim Shapiro and Sephardi Chief Rabbi Nissim were among those that addressed the gathering.