NEW YORK (Nov. 21)
The 1960 Solomon Bublick Award of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for “the most significant contribution to the progress and development of Israel” was presented here tonight to William Rosenwald, national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.
The award, a sterling silver plaque and a check for $1,000, was presented to Mr. Rosenwald by Philip M. Klutznick, president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, at a dinner in the Park Lane Hotel sponsored by the organization and attended by over 300 community leaders. Other speakers were Ambassador Michael Comay, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and Daniel G. Ross, chairman of the board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. In accepting the award, Mr. Rosenwald warmly praised the contributions of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Israel’s development and to the cause of democracy.
Declaring that “Jews everywhere will, in part, be judged and will, to an extent, even judge themselves by the kind of an Israel that may develop,” Mr. Rosenwald stated: “If Israel is to live up to our expectations and to the expectations of humanity, it must become a country which mirrors the great intellectual and spiritual tradition of the Jewish people. Essential to such a society is that the people who compose it are given the opportunity to develop as fully as each one can.”
Discussing the contributions of the Hebrew University to Jewish life, Mr. Klutznick stated: “As a major cultural center for Jews throughout the world the Hebrew University is enriching and deepening Jewish life everywhere. Above all, it is presenting to the world the true, historically accurate image of the Jew as scholar, seeker after truth, preserver of the highest values of the past and opponent of creative effort in the present.”