Bar-Ilan University opened Israel’s first medical school in the northern region of the country, in Safed, this week. Seen as a national priority, the launch is in response to a nationwide shortage of physicians and the need to upgrade medical services and infrastructure in the north.
It is the first medical school opening in the country in 40 years and, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is “the only one in Israel which allows those who began their studies abroad to return home to complete them.”
Bar-Ilan, in Ramat Gan, will soon house the $34 million Digital Judaica Bookshelf Project, which will make available the works of traditional Jewish culture and the modern Hebrew library.
Bar-Ilan, in Ramat Gan, will soon house the $34 million Dig
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Jerusalem — The symbolic significance of Israeli President Shimon Peres receiving a Lifetime Achievement award this past week from Bar-Ilan University was not lost on the hundreds of attendees at the elegant ceremony.