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Hebrew University
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Founded in 1918 and opened in 1925, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem quickly developed into the most important higher education institution in the Yishuv and later in the state of Israel. Various ideological attitudes and institutional ideas encountered one another in the planning of the university. It was thus conceived as both a national Jewish institution and a research center with a universal ori…

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Myers, David N., “Hebrew University”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0303>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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