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Uriel Reichman

What is a country — even a new one, without a guiding set of rules and beliefs? Legal scholar and former politician Uriel Reichman believed Israel’s constitution was overdue. So, he spent six years drafting a proposal for an Israeli constitution. 


Reichman applied that same tenacity to education where he went on to found the country’s first non-profit, private University which would eventually bear his name —  Reichman University (formerly IDC Herzliya). Empowerment through education has always motivated Reichman, even during times of unbearable grief. He tells Gil about the moment he had to choose between continuing his doctorate in Chicago, or remaining with his grieving family following the loss of his brother during the Yom Kippur War. 

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