This is a poster issued by the Jerusalem municipality informing the public of the Student Day celebrations and events taking place on May 11, 1955. The poster announces the various events that were to take place, including cultural performances at the YMCA and the Rondo parade. The municipality also used the poster to remind the residents of the cultural and economic significance of the Hebrew University to Jerusalem. The municipality called on residents to take part in the Student Day events and to make the students feel welcome by watching the events and hanging flags on their homes. The poster ends by proclaiming: “And to the students, be strong and of good courage
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The Hebrew University - The Hebrew University was established on Mount Scopus in 1925. The cornerstone ceremony was held a few years earlier, in 1918, and was attended by many eminent figures such as Lord Arthur Balfour, General Allenby, Sir Herbert Samuel, Rabbi Kook, Chaim Weitzman, and many others. Following the War of Independence, Mount Scopus, which is in East Jerusalem, was ruled by the Jordanians, and Israelis were thus prevented access to the campus. A new campus was therefore built in West Jerusalem at Givat Ram. Until the completion of the Givat Ram campus in 1958, studies were held in forty different locations around the city, primarily the Terra Santa building in the Rehavia neighbourhood. This was the starting point of the student parade advertised in the poster.