Education: The Exiles

"And so, in July 1918, a modest but memorable ceremony took place. On the afternoon of the 24th the foundation stones of the Hebrew University were laid on Mount Scopus . . . The declining sun flooded the hills of Judea and Moab with golden light, and it seemed to me, too, that the transfigured heights were watching ... dimly aware, perhaps, that this was the beginning of the return of their own people after many days. Below us lay Jerusalem, gleaming like a jewel . . ."

Since that day, which Chaim Weizmann recorded in his memoirs, Mount Scopus has been...

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