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Lauds Eminence of Hebrew University in Palestine Rebuilding

March 31, 1929
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Praise for the work of Dr. Judah L. Magues Chancellor of the Hebrew University, and the progress made by the University in Jerusalem under his chancellorship, was expressed by “The Nation” in its current issue. It is “to the credit of the Jews.” “The Nation” declares that in the first years of their return to their homeland, it (the University) has received as much attention as irrigation, afforestation and production of industry.”

“The Nation” writes : “When Judah L. Magues left this country for Palestine liberals had cause for regret. Whether it was the hardship of the sweated needle-trades worker, famine sufferers in Europe, or world peace, every forward movement could count on the active assistance of his brilliant and moving eloquence. Liberals can trow rejoice that perhaps Dr. Magnes went to larger sphere of influence During four years the Hebrew University has made rapid strides under his chancellorship not only as a center of Jewish learning, but as a meeting-place for all people of the Near East, Moslems and Christians as well as Jews.

“The fostering of Arab scholarship in the Institute of Oriental Studies one of the six institutes already organized at the university-should go far to mitigate the friction which is inevitable between old settlers and newcomers in the early stage of colonization. The research which has been carried on in the diseases of the Near East-the study and control of malaria and sand-fly fever have already reached an advanced stage will be univer-

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sal in its beneficial effects. For the hounded Jewish students and scholars of Eastern Europe the institution offers the facilities of a modern university where research and study can be pursued in a free and favorable atmosphere. It is a romantic undertaking, this Hebrew University, and to the credit of the Jews that in the first years of their return to their homeland it has received as much attention as irrigation, afforestation, and promotion of industry.”

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