The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Collection

The Opening of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

7 Minutes, 1925
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Directed by: Yaackov Ben Dov
Production:Yaackov Ben Dov
Photographer: Yaackov Ben Dov
Language: Silent
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A documentary film produced by Yaakov Ben Dov for the National Fund for Israel on the occasion of the opening of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on April 1, 1925On the occasion of the opening of the new university, Lord Balfour came for an official visit to the Land of Israel A large crowd welcomed the Lord, who arrived accompanied by a delegation that included Chaim Weizman and Nahum Sokolov, first in Rishon Lezion and then at Herzliya Gymnasium Rabbi Kook, Chaim Weizmann, Herbert Samuel, Lord Balfour and Chaim Nachman Bialik spoke at the opening ceremony on Mount Scopus on the edge of Jerusalem, which was especially lively on the day of the event In another segment, the opening ceremony of the Einstein Mathematics Institute at Beit Wattenberg in Mount Scopus was filmed, which took place the day before, with the participation of David Yelin, Menachem Osishkin, and Albert Einstein.

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