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Jerusalem Examination Passed by 31 Americans, Emanuel Neumann Announces

Thirty-one American students successfully passed .the 1968 Jerusalem Examination, conducted in the United States and Canada by the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency, it was announced by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Jewish Agency-American Section. “The successful candidates,” Dr. Neumann said, “showed their mastery of the fundamentals of the Hebrew language and culture, as exemplified by a familiarity with a number of basic texts. Since 1948, when these examinations, patterned after the Cambridge University examinations in English, were launched almost 800 American participants have passed the examination.”

Dr. Abraham P. Gannes, director of the Agency’s Department of Education and Culture, announced that the Jerusalem Certificate will be awarded to the successful candidates at ceremonies in the fall. Holders of the Jerusalem Examination certificates are exempt from entrance examinations in Hebrew at the Hebrew University and other Israeli institutions of higher learning.