Word of the Day Milhemet Hasafot - Sabra-rattling at the Technion

When Israel's first institution of higher education was established, its founders were convinced that science could only be taught in German. But the proponents of Hebrew begged to differ - and won.

The unforgiving Mediterranean summer sun baked the pristine Mount Carmel as the students flocked into the Horsaal Einstein in the Fakultat fur Chemieingenieurwesen, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Haifa's Technikum, exactly a century ago.