Speech upon receiving an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Held in conjunction with a concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tel Aviv, Israel. December 25th 1996.


It is with feelings of great emotion that I stand here before you to receive the honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Jerusalem. My emotions are stirred for various reasons, but mainly because of buy branded cialis the great honour of being included within a long list of distinguished and http://revistaneon.net/viagra-legal canadian pharmacy discount code viagra http://revistaneon.net/viagra-legal important people who have preceded me in receiving this degree. The second reason is that the degree is in philosophy, an area which enables one to distinguish between merely putting together notes and viagra online without a prescription making music, an area which helps one to understand music and to www.ameba.eu see in it not just a collection of buy branded cialis notes but a general cosmic expression. The third, no less important, reason is my feeling upon receiving this degree form this prestigious and cheap generic cialis important institution, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the emphasis on online levitra us Jerusalem.

Although I was raised in Tel Aviv and low cost viagra went to elementary school as well as high school there, Jerusalem to me was always the symbol of the ties between the no prescription dhl delivered tramadol no prescription dhl delivered tramadol tradition which comes from yesterday and cialis uk order the future which begins tomorrow. The cultures of Rome, Greece, Eastern and Western Europe were nurtured from the sources to be found in Jerusalem. The source of all European culture is online levitra us in fact Jerusalem. Every person that has any connection whatsoever with culture - whether one is speaking of music, literature, or science - returns, upon his coming to www.ameba.eu Jerusalem, something that he has received there, directly or indirectly, and therefore I see in Jerusalem the spiritual centre for all nations.

In this time, which is viagra for cheap not an easy one in terms of http://www.tourismcurrents.com/generic-viagra-fast-shipping political tension between various factions among our people and viagra canadian sales difficult conflicts between the Orthodox and propecia buy now the secular, I believe that first of all we must try and www.ireteam.com canadian viagra online www.ireteam.com define who is a Jew. The definition of an Orthodox Jew is understood; however, the definition of a secular Jew is complex, and until we can make this definition, until we are able to explain what brings a person to be and real viagra without prescription to stonetemplepilots.com feel himself a Jew, we will not be able to explain to ourselves the foundation of http://www.tourismcurrents.com/generic-viagra-fast-shipping our existence.; we will also not be able to conduct a dialogue between ourselves, and between ourselves and the cheapest propecia online our Palestinian neighbours.

This is our fundamental problem. And until we understand this problem and are intelligent enough to define it, the State of Israel is likely to reach the situation of a theocratic state, as the cheap generic levitra Arab states are likely to develop along fundamentalist lines. A person who is unable to achieve self-definition and viagra canada self-satisfaction will not be able to conduct a dialogue with others, and so we also will not be able to develop normal, reasonable relations with our Palestinian neighbours. Then, to my sorrow, the vision of the State of Israel and cialis fast delivery Zionism would become a passing, historic episode.

The greatest struggle of buy ultram 50mg every mortal being is viagra for cheap to try and halt the passing of time, and this of course we cannot do. Therefore, in my opinion, the concept of buy ultram 50mg Zionism also must develop and real viagra find the cheap generic levitra golden mean that will lead to stonetemplepilots.com harmonious internal and buy viagra pills external relations. This harmony, as in music, can be achieved even if it is made up of conflicting elements, albeit of the strongest and canadian pharm propecia online canadian pharm propecia online most radical nature, as long as each element can develop itself to its fullest.

It is my dream that all of the problems I have raised, of Jewish self-definition, of relations between religious and secular, and of find viagra no prescription required the need to cost of levitra reach a situation of proper and fair relations with our Palestinian neighbours, will be levitra online pharmacy levitra online pharmacy solved soon. I believe that this is buy levitra on-line the only way and I believe that if this will be so, Israel will become a cultural centre of great importance in the Middle East, and will become, and not just figuratively, a light unto the nations.

I am pleased that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem chose this house in which we now find ourselves worthy as a place for presentation of this degree. This house is close to my heart and especially so because it is in this hall and with the Philharmonic Orchestra that I have appeared so many times for over forty years; the ties between us are strong, sturdy ties built upon mutual appreciation and professional and friendly relations. Therefore I see this degree as being given not only to me but also to the members of the orchestra who are sitting here tonight on this stage and cost of viagra cost of viagra also those who have shared with me important musical experiences in the past.

I hope that I will justify the www.passingshot.nl trust that you have placed in me by presenting this important degree to me on behalf of find viagra no prescription required the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and that I will be able to continue to cost of levitra contribute with all of my ability to the state as a whole and to Jerusalem in particular.

I thank the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its leaders for presenting to me this degree of which I am so proud.

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