With the cultural repository shuttered since last week, its chairman tells ‘In Jerusalem’ why we should all care.
The People of the Book cannot afford to lose their national library.
Under the suspension, the library will stop the lending of books and close reading rooms.
This prayer book was published by Schocken in 1937, a year before Kristallnacht. Decades later, a reader at the National Library was surprised to find in it a clearly visible Nazi seal.
Else Lasker-Schüler is considered to be one of the greats of German poetry, a bohemian artist who corresponded with many of the most prominent cultural figures of her time.
The project is expected to last three years and is set to catalog an estimated 35,000 volumes from 14 Jewish communities and 25 state-run institutions.
Fleeing a Galilean plague, a handful of the Vilna Gaon’s students rewrote the holy city’s history
The sages of Safed created amulets, the Jews of Italy wrote prayers and other Jews warned of less conventional plagues.
The purpose of the Haggadah is to fulfill the important commandment “and you shall tell your son” (and your daughter, we might add) the story of the Exodus.
The books will be available through the iCast app with the authors' consent.