National Library of Israel

Israeli effort to study medieval Hebrew manuscripts gets European funds

Tens of thousands of these have already been gathered from collections worldwide and digitally imaged and curated by the National Library of Israel's KTIV collection.

TARBOOT contest announces startup winners

TARBOOT is an international technology innovation competition dealing with the digital use of heritage and cultural content.

National Library of Israel set to open in March

What will the National Library of Israel's new complex look like? CEO Oren Weinberg releases details of the new Jerusalem landmark.

Simulation of the new David Geffen Auditorium

Grapevine: ‘Nachas’ and nosh

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Manuscript discovered detailing Inquisition trials against Jews

The 60-page document lists the dates and locations of autos-da-fé along with the number of victims at each trial. 


Jerusalem highlights April 29-May 5

What's new to do in Israel's capital?

This week in Jerusalem: Load a car

A weekly round-up of city affairs.

Former ambassador Sallai Meridor

Grapevine: Meet the Meridors

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Passover: Centuries-old haggadahs now available for download

The book disappeared for many years but was eventually returned to the Rothschild family, who later donated it to the National Library of Israel.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA

Why did medieval haggadot include pictures of men pointing at their wives?

This long-forgotten Passover custom was dealt a bitter blow by a sharp wife in a 15th-century Haggadah.

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