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JEWS LIVING in a shtetl in Poland

Max Gross’ ‘Lost Shtetl’ wins best fiction from Assoc. of Jewish Libraries

Gross, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize, told Alma that the insulated lives of the people of Kreskol were in part drawn from the enclosed non-Lubavitch Hasidic communities he’s encountered.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
09/02/2021

Five-hundred years in the life of the Amon family

From the surrender of Spain to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent and beyond, they were there.

By ISAAC AMON
05/01/2021

National Library of Israel to put 300 workers on unpaid leave

Under the suspension, the library will stop the lending of books and close reading rooms.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/08/2020

When the Haganah Trained on the Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Haganah’s Camp Yona was located in northern Tel Aviv, on a site occupied by a luxurious hotel today; this was the location for a string of historic events.

By AMIT NAOR / NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
23/06/2020

National Library of Israel to open access to 2,500 rare Islamic books

The National Library of Israel, in coordination with the Arcadia Fund, has announced a major initiative to open digital access to over 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts and books.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

Educational companies encourage learning from home during quarantine

Educational companies in Israel and around the world are offering compromised services due to the novel coronavirus.

16/03/2020
The New York Public Library

Jewish author Ezra Jack Keats' book is most checked in NY public library

Published in 1962, “The Snowy Day” tells the story of a young boy named Peter who experiences the magic of freshly fallen snow in the streets of his urban neighborhood

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
16/01/2020
Argentinian Flag

Argentina’s nat. library opens first section on Holocaust and antisemitism

It will feature approximately 1,000 books, including essays, biographies, testimonies on antisemitism and novels

By JTA STAFF
18/07/2019
Books for children are seen at the Feltrinelli bookstore in Rome, Italy September 14, 2018

U.S. libraries strip name of Melvil Dewey from award because he was antisemitic

Dewey, reportedly did not allow Jews, African Americans, or other minorities into the Lake Placid Club, which he owned.

National Library gears up for Hebrew Book Week with lecture series

Famous poets, forgotten writers and a tour of the little-seen underground library archives will be featured for the upcoming Hebrew Book Week.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
05/06/2019
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