Bar-Ilan University awards its highest honor to nine esteemed recipients, including the Rishon LeZion and Jerusalem’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, French philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy, national sports icon and goodwill ambassador Tal Brody, and the national emergency medical service Magen David Adom, who – together with their fellow honorees – have made far-reaching contributions to Israeli society, the Jewish nation, science, technology, education and culture.
Other noted 2017 honorary doctoral recipients include Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry Prof. Avram Hershko; pioneer of complexity-based cryptography Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser; Israeli actress Dvora (Halter) Kedar; Friends of the IDF Chairman Emeritus Nily Falic; and philanthropist Dr. David Dangoor, who has worked to further education, art and the study of monotheism.
BIU’s 2017 Honorary Doctors pose with senior university officials (from l. to r.): BIU Rector Prof. Miriam Faust, Dvora (Halter) Kedar, Nily Falic, Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser, Dr. David Dangoor, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Prof. Avram Hershko, Tal Brody, Magen David Adom Director General Eli Bin, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, BIU President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, and BIU President-Elect Prof. Arie Zaban
The Rishon LeZion, Jerusalem Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar (center) is hooded by Bar-Ilan trustees Alan Zekelman and Dr. David Jeselsohn (back), and Isaac Dabah
New Honorary Doctor Nily Falic warmly embraces BIU IDF students from the Maltek program on campus, who surprise her on stage to the traditional tune of the IDF march and salute her for her dedication to the welfare of their fellow comrades-in-arms
Our newest “Dr.” Tal Brody (center), flanked by all-time Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball stars Mickey Berkowitz and Aulcie Perry, poses with (from l. to r.) Deputy Minister Dr. Michael Oren, Attorney Shimon Mizrahi, chairman of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club, BIU President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, and AFBIU President Ronnie Stern
Israeli singer Koby Aflalo enriches the evening with his passionate performance
Links to Honorary Doctoral Video Clips
Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar
Dr. David Dangoor
Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser
Prof. Avram Hershko
Dvora (Halter) Kedar
Magen David Adom