75th Anniversary of Yeshiva University Feted in Israel
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75th Anniversary of Yeshiva University Feted in Israel

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The 75th anniversary of the founding of Yeshiva University of New York was marked here this weekend with ceremonies at the Heichal Shlomo Religious Center attended by some 1,500 persons including President Izhak Ben-Zvi, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim, members of the Cabinet and other senior Government officials.

Interior Minister Moshe Shapira presided at the event at which glowing tributes to the achievements of the university were delivered by Education Minister Abba Eban and Religious Affairs Minister Zorach Warhaftig. Other speakers included Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Issar Yehuda Unterman and Jerusalem Mayor Mordechai Ish-Shalom.

G. Spencer Barnes, United States Charge d’Affaires in Tel Aviv, told the gathering that the U.S. Government greatly appreciates the achievements of Yeshiva University. Eliahu Elath, president of the Hebrew University, called for closer ties between the Yeshiva and Israel’s institutions of higher learning.

Professor Samuel K. Mirsky of Yeshiva University, presented a special scroll to President Ben-Zvi on behalf of the institution.

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