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Tacoma University to Offer Courses in Hebrew and Zionism

September 5, 1930
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The College of Puget Sound is the first university on the west coast to offer a course in Hebrew to its students. This is to be conducted by Dr. I. Spector, director of the Board of Hebrew Education of Tacoma. Dr. Spector is also to give a course designated as “Palestine of Today,” which will be a study in contemporary Palestinian history. It is intended especially to serve Biblical students, teachers of ancient and modern history and Zionist leaders.

It will include a historical and geographical survey of the Holy Land up to date. An impartial treatment will be given to the spiritual and political Zionist movement and its achievements. The place of the Arab in the country will be presented. The Balfour Declaration and the English mandate and their influence upon the country will be thoroughly discussed. This work, of course, will be credited to students for an academic degree.

About a year ago Dr. Spector published “The Ethics of the Shulhan Aruch.” Dr. Spector is a member of the administration of the American Hebrew organization, the Histadruth Ivrith. He is the president of the Western League of Writers, Tacoma branch.

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