5 8 0 D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y your work. I do not have much to say to you but much to hear from you therefore I will be silent.” He also stated that he was “convinced that the future of the country and of our people lies in your hands” (see minutes of the second semiannual conference of the Histradrut, March 1923 Ha’aretz, 11 February 1923 Palestine Weekly and Jüdische Rundschau, 16 February 1923). [233]Mikve Israel was founded in 1870 by the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Einstein stopped in Mikve Israel after he had left Tel Aviv by car for Rishon LeZion. He toured the school accompanied by Aharon Czerniawski and Avraham Brill, director of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association in Judea, and Meir Winik, a chemistry teacher at the school. He visited the school, the dormitory, the nursery, and the dairy and received explanations from the director, Eliyahu Krause. Einstein also vis- ited the grave of the school’s founder, Charles Netter, and the vineyards. Following his tour of Mikve Israel, Einstein visited the experimental agricultural farm in Ben Shemen, which had been established by Yitzhak Elazari-Vulkani (see Ha’aretz, 11 February 1923). Einstein does not seem to have differ- entiated between Mikve Israel and the experimental farm. [234]Einstein arrived in the colony of Rishon LeZion accompanied by Czerniawski and a Mr. (Rafael?) Frankel, an agronomist. He was greeted by horsemen and “almost all the settlers” (“kim’at kol ha-mityashvim”) assembled outside the town hall to welcome him. At the reception held at the community house, Avraham Dov Lubman-Haviv (1864–1951), president of the colony’s council, welcomed Einstein on behalf of the municipality. Menashe Meirowitz (1860–1949), president of the agronomists in Palestine, greeted him on behalf of the farmers’ association. In his speech, Einstein told his audience that he had seen “energetic people at work, which has impressed me beyond expres- sion” (“ra’iti anashim ovdim be-meretz ve-ze asa alei roshem bilti metuar”). He also promised that “until my last gasp I shall act on behalf of our Yishuv and our land” (“ad reg’i ha-acharon a’avod ba’ad ha-yishuv shelanu ve-ba’ad ha-aretz”). Following the reception, Einstein visited the colony’s schools and was given a tour of the wine cellars by Ze’ev Gluskin, founder of the Carmel wine company. The guests subsequently dined at the Herzliya Hotel (see Doar Hayom, 11 and 12 February 1923 Pales- tine Weekly, 16 February 1923). [235]Here and in the next two instances, Einstein erred and was actually referring to Haifa. Hillel Jaffe (1864–1936), a physician, Zionist functionary, and board member of the Technion in Haifa, probably the cousin of the Russian physicist Abram F. Ioffe. The Palestine Salt Company in Atlit, south of Haifa. [236]The Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday. Hermann Struck was one of the founders of the orthodox-Zionist Misrachi party in Germany. He had recently immigrated to Palestine and settled in the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa. Shmuel Yosef Pevzner (1878–1930), Russian Zionist and one of the main builders and developers of the Jewish neighborhoods in Haifa. His wife, Lea Pevzner-Ginzberg (1879–1940), was Solomon Ginzberg’s sister. The Einsteins lodged with the Pevzners during their stay in Haifa (see Doar Hayom, 14 February 1923). [237]Mally (Malka) Struck (1889–1964). [238]There are no reports in the press that Einstein visited the Reali School on 10 February. The Hebrew Reali School in Haifa was founded by the Zionist Executive in 1913. The school had recently moved into a former British military hospital building adjacent to the Technion. Arthur Biram (1878–1967), the Reali School’s founder and first principal, was born in Bischofswerda, Saxony. The school was originally established as a preparatory institution for the Technion. Its aim was to impart to its pupils technical knowledge, a theoretical foundation, and a “na- tionally oriented Hebrew educaton” (see Dror 1991, p. 48). Two receptions were held in Einstein’s honor at the Technion on the morning of 10 February. The first reception was popular in nature. It was attended by approximately fifteen hundred people, includ- ing the assistant governor of the northern district, Eric Mills, and the superintendent of police, North- ern District, W. F. Sinclair. The chairman of the Jewish community council in Haifa, Yehuda Eitan, welcomed Einstein on behalf of the community. Council member Lifshitz declared that the council had decided to bestow the title “resident of Eretz Israel” on Einstein. Hillel Jaffe welcomed Einstein on behalf of the Technion Committee (for the French version of his speech, see [43 833]). In response to the official greetings, Einstein expressed his admiration for the work of the Jews in this country, whatever their vocation, and “promised to help, as much as he can, in the revival of this land” (“ve- hivtiach la’azor be’chol yecholto be’avodat ha-techiya”).
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