Yoman Geva 215, 1960

Cornerstone Laying for Mercaz HaRav Yeshivas New Building in Jerusalem

1960
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On the 25th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the cornerstone for the new building of Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva is laid in Kiryat Moshe neighborhood, Jerusalem. Speeches in the ceremony are given by Minister of Internal Affairs Haim Moshe Shapira, the deceaseds son Zvi Yehuda Kook, and Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Nissim. Chief Military Rabbi Colonel Shlomo Goren and President of Israel Yitzhak Ben Zvi sign the foundation scroll, and the president lays the cornerstone.

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