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Albert Einstein and Dr. Shmuel Belkin - a large photograph on the day of the founding of the "Albert Einstein College" of Medicine at the Yeshiva University. New York, 1953

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A large photograph of Albert Einstein talking with Dr. Shmuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University in New York. Taken in 1953 as part of an event where Einstein was invited on the occasion of the establishment of the "Albert Einstein College" of Medicine at the Yeshiva University. Signed on the back with the ink stamp of: "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS YESHIVA UNIVERSITY NEW YORK", as well as a paper label pasted on the back of the photograph with a description of the two. Photographer: Herbert Sonnenfeld.

Back in 1945, the president of the yeshiva university, Dr. Shmuel Belkin, foresaw the establishment of a new medical school. With the encouragement of influential public figures, he convinced the board of trustees to initiate discussions with the New York State Board to amend the university's charter to include the awarding of a Doctor of Medicine degree, And the discussions were successfully completed on December 15, 1950. In June 1951, Dr. Belkin and New York City Mayor Vincent Richard Impellitteri entered into an agreement whereby the professional care of all patients at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center would be the responsibility of the College of Medicine faculty.
On March 15, 1953, the day after his 74th birthday, Professor Albert Einstein officially agreed to allow his name to be used for the first medical school to be established in New York City since 1897. Einstein was invited to the honorary event of the naming the institute after him, and then the photo before us was taken. Since then, the center has been refined, and additional wings and buildings have been added.

for the film dealing with the establishment of the Albert Einstein College at Yeshiva University, as well as the part of the university's president, Prof. Shmuel Belkin, in the establishment of the school see here . The film includes footage of Albert Einstein at a press conference held in 1953 announcing that the new medical school would bear his name. Then-Senator John F. Kennedy is photographed looking at an architectural model of the school. also see here Another video that came out about Dr. Shmuel Belkin and that important event. (Rabbi Professor Shmuel Belkin [1911-1976] is a scholar of Jewish studies. The second president of "Yeshiva University" in New York. Belkin was born to Rabbi Shlomo and Mina in Sbisluch, Poland. When he was eight years old, his father was shot and killed by a Polish policeman. In his youth he studied at the Mir and Radin yeshiva and was ordained to the rabbinate at the age of 17. In 1929 he immigrated to the United States, and on May 23, 1944, he was appointed president of the "Yeshiva University". One of his quick successes was obtaining university status for the Yeshiva from the State of New York. He also was a board member of dozens of educational, scientific and public institutions, including the Union of Orthodox Rabbis in the United States and Canada, the American Rabbinical Association, the Religious Zionists in America, and more).

25x21 cm. Slight tears (reinforced by pasting paper on the back). Cracks. Good condition.

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8. Albert Einstein and Dr. Shmuel Belkin - a large photograph on the day of the founding of the "Albert Einstein College" of Medicine at the Yeshiva University. New York, 1953