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German Heritage in Word Cards

Founded in 1926 by the Frankfurt-based Professor Josef Horovitz (1874–1931), the School of Oriental Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a research institute for the study of Arabic and Islam, is considered one of the clearest examples of the German-Jewish influence on Jewish scholarship in Palestine. When we discuss German scholarly heritage and the […]

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Envisioning a Hebrew University

In October 1919, Shmaryahu Levin, head of the Department of Education and Culture at the Central Zionist Offices in London, sent out letters to several prominent Jewish European scholars. The two-page letters concluded with a simple yet effective question: »What would make the Hebrew University Hebrew?« One of the recipients of this letter was the Hungarian […]

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