The first scholastic activity to be held in the new buildings of the Yeshiva College recently dedicated at Amsterdam Avenue and 186th Street, New York City, will be an inter-Yeshiva debate between the debating teams of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and the Chicago Hebrew Theological School. The debate will take place on December 30, 1928, on the question, “Resolved that the cultural development of Judaism is dependent upon the restoration of Palestine.”
The debate will be the second of a series between the students of the two Jewish institutions of learning. The first debate was held on September 7, 1927, at the People’s Institute at Chicago.
For this occasion the Chicago team, consisting of Messrs. Graubard, Federman and Pearlman, will come to New York to support the affirmative, while the negative will be taken by the New York Yeshiva students, Messrs. Tabak, Rakofsky and Rosen.
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