2 5 4 D O C U M E N T 1 4 5 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 6 [4]Einstein had expressed similar views in Doc. 61. [5]Einstein had opposed the possibility of the Hebrew University functioning solely as a local uni- versity for Palestine as early as 1920. Even earlier, Hugo Bergmann had expressed his concern to Ein- stein lest the university become “a new addition to the marginal Levantine universities” (“nicht zu den bestehenden, levantinischen Winkeluniversitaeten eine neue hinzufuegen”) see Einstein to Paul Ehrenfest, 12 January 1920, and Hugo Bergmann to Einstein, 22 October 1919 [Vol. 9, Docs. 254 and 147]). During his trip to the Far East, Einstein had envisioned a more universal role for the university within Diaspora Jewry, whereby it would “provide a focus for the Jewish spirit” and constitute “a ral- lying point for Jewish scholarship and an authoritative center of Jewish thought” (see “Speech at Jewish Reception in Shanghai,” 1 January 1923 [Vol. 13, Appendix F, p. 858]). [6]Einstein had met with Louis Marshall on 27 July (see Doc. 35). [7]The postscript is written in Einstein’s hand.
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