Bezalel Grants Artist Diploma, 70 Years Late

When Bracha Avigad-Gutmann refused to leave her handmade Scroll of Esther at the Bezalel Academy in 1941, she was denied her diploma. It took seven decades and some enterprising friends to finally put it in her hands.

In 1941, Bracha Avigad-Gutmann was a student of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and was preparing her graduation project....