4 7 2 D O C U M E N T 2 8 2 M A Y 1 9 2 6 York, had emigrated to Palestine in the fall of 1922. One year later, he joined the Jerusalem committee for the establishment of the new Institute of Jewish Studies. He soon became the driving force behind the committee. Magnes wanted the institute to become the focal point of the Hebrew University and planned its inauguration as the actual opening ceremony of the university. However, Weizmann and many other leading figures in the establishment of the university opposed Magnes’s position on the institute and did not attend its inauguration (see Lavsky 2000, pp. 148–150). Andor Fodor (1884–1968) was a Hungarian-born biochemist. In 1921, Weizmann had offered him the directorship of the Hebrew University’s planned “microbiological-biochemical” institute. In March 1923, Fodor had arrived in Jerusalem following the Zionist Executive’s approval of his appointment as head of the Institute of Chemistry and as the founder of both that institute and the Institute of Microbiology. In late 1923, Fodor was appointed head of the department of biochemistry within the Institute of Chemistry and thus became the first professor of science at the Hebrew Uni- versity. By June 1924, the Institute of Chemistry and Microbiology had become a fait accompli, almost a year prior to the university’s inauguration (see Lavsky 2000, pp. 137–138, and Deichmann and Travis 2004, p. 37). According to Leonard Ornstein, both A. Bernfeld and Max Frankel (1900–1975), an organic chemist, left the university because they could not collaborate with Fodor (see Abs. 517). The foundation stone for the planned Einstein-Balfour Institute of Physics and Mathematics had been laid in Jerusalem on 2 April 1925 (see Chaim Weizmann to Einstein, 2 April 1925 [Vol. 14, Doc. 469], note 4, and Einstein to Elsa and Margot Einstein, 15 April 1925 [Vol. 14, Doc. 474], note 10). Judah L. Magnes. Einstein had expressed his support for Weizmann’s possible resignation from the presidency of the Zionist Organisation in Doc. 250. He planned to attend the Ninth Session of the League of Nations’ Permanent Mandates Com- mission (see Ofer 1978, p. 15, note 3). 282. From Emil J. Gumbel Heidelberg, den 12. Mai 1926 Sehr verehrter Herr Professor, Der sozialdemokratische Minister Remmele hat nunmehr seine Drohung mit einer lex Gumbel öffentlich wiederholt. Ich fürchte sie nicht, denn so etwas geht nicht so rasch. Ausserdem glaube ich, dass manche Kreise, die an sich für meine Entfernung sind, diese Methode nicht mitmachen werden, denn die Einführung des Widerrufs der Habilitation, der an keine Bedingung eines schuldhaften Verhaltens geknüpft ist, würde ja jede Minderheit an der Universität bedrohen. Meine Vorlesungen sind ausserordentlich gut besucht und es ist bisher zu keiner irgendwie gearteten Störung gekommen. Ihr aufrichtig ergebener Gumbel TLS. [43 816]. Written on personal letterhead. Adam Remmele (1877–1951) was the Baden minister for education.