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Mrs. Beatrice L. Magnes Dies at 89, Was Wife of First President of Hebrew University

Mrs. Beatrice L. Magnes, widow of the late Dr. Judah L. Magnes, who was the first president of the Hebrew University, died here yesterday at the age of 89. Mrs. Magnes was born in New York City and, with Henrietta Szold and Lotte Levensohn, founded Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, in 1907. She and Dr. Magnes settled in Palestine in 1922. She is survived by three sons, David Magnes of Nathanya, Prof. Jonathan Magnes of the Hebrew University, and Benedict Magnes, of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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