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Unique Bedouin archive finds home at National Library of Israel

Over the past fifty years, Bedouin expert Dr. Clinton Bailey has documented and researched Bedouin life in the Sinai and Negev deserts.

Mid-15th century Esther scroll from Spanish Empire finds a home in Israel

The gifted Iberian Esther scroll is one of the oldest surviving renditions of the biblical tale of Esther taking up her noble destiny to save the Jewish people from the evil Haman.

Lost letter on Zionism from ‘Father of the Chinese Nation’ surfaces

In the letter, the pre-Communist era leader venerated until today as the father of the Chinese nation calls Zionism "one of the greatest movements of the present time."

By ZACK ROTHBART
11/02/2021
Miriam Friedman Morris with her father, the chess enthusiast and portraitist, David Friedmann. 1957

The Chess Master portraits that escaped the Holocaust

David Friedmann's daughter traveled the globe searching for his famous drawings, lost for decades

By MIRIAM FRIEDMAN MORRIS/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
25/01/2021

500 drunken elephants: The untold Hanukkah story with no Maccabees

A different kind of redemption from Greek tyranny

By ZACK ROTHBART
10/12/2020

National Library welcomes Hannah Senesh archive

A suitcase containing her poems, songs, diaries, letters and other items was found in Kibbutz Sdot Yam, where she had been living before taking on the mission, about a year after her death.

National Library's Docu.Text film festival goes online

This year’s international festival highlights some of the best Israeli documentary films from recent years.

National Library of Israel to digitize 180 years of Australian Jewish news

Collaborative initiative between the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Library of Israel (NLI) and the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS).

Remembering the roots of Israel's National Library

The library was perhaps the one place in Jerusalem where one could find books on mathematics, science, secular philosophy, modern educational methods and other subjects.

By CHARLES O. KAUFMAN , DANIEL S. MARIASCHIN
21/08/2020

National Library of Israel and the books of the people

With the cultural repository shuttered since last week, its chairman tells ‘In Jerusalem’ why we should all care.

19/08/2020
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