The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Literacy has always been a primary goal for Jews throughout the Diaspora. Even during he dark ages the knowledge of reading and writing was maintained. The study of the Holy texts was impossible without these skills and such study was the goal of every Jewish male. Education began at an early age. There are many books and single sheets in the Gross Family Collection that are testimony to the efforts made for teaching.
This printing block was for the cover of a students tablet in either a Jewish Day School or a Hebrew School. The block contains imagery from the Holy City and the personalities connected with it from that time, such as Rav Kook and Herbert Samuel. There is also an idealized view of the Hebrew University which was just being founded at this time.