Education: Pacifist in Palestine

In a small apartment outside Jerusalem last week, an old man read telegrams from scholars and statesmen all over the world. All week, Jerusalem had been celebrating Judah Magnes' 70th birthday. The Palestine Broadcasting Co. arranged a special program in his honor; the great Hebrew University, which he helped to found and has headed for 22 years, presented him with its first honorary degree.

In a land of violent opinions, quiet Judah Magnes has won the respect of Jews, the British, and Arab moderates. He has not always been so quiet. As the editor of the college annual at the University of...

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