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How did Mount Herzl Get its Name? Professor Doron Bar on Herzl’s Final Resting Place

Prof. Doron Bar
| 20/08/2018
Israel and Zionism
Shavua Tov @ Schechter

Where is Mount Herzl and how else was Herzl honored?

In August 1949, Theodore Herzl’s remains were moved from Vienna to the newly established State of Israel. Professor Doron Bar, President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, tells the story of how Jerusalem was given the honor of reinterring Herzl and how all of Israel paid tribute to the founder of Zionism by sending small bags of dirt from their communities around the country to be included in the grave.

Doron Bar is the president of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. He earned his PhD from The Hebrew University in Historical Geography. Professor Bar is researching the development of popular and national holy places. He is a seventh generation descendant of an Old Yishuv Jerusalem family.

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