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How does Israel honor Tu B’Shvat – the Jewish Arbor Day – in a year when planting is forbidden? Through celebration, education – and the occasional workaround.
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One of the world’s greatest collections of manuscripts is now available to view in the online catalog of the National Library of Israel
Irreplaceable documentation of ancient nomadic culture to be saved and made freely available online
This story which originated in 7th century Arabia has traveled across the world over the ages
With Israelis ready to flock to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Katie Wachsberger spoke to the National Library about the cutting edge of culture in the UAE
A seventeenth century travelogue by a famous Sufi mystic describes a strange and surprising image of Ottoman Palestine
A look at the miraculous tales and sacred biographies of Muhammad, in honor of “Mawlid”
A mysterious 80 year old document which recently surfaced in our collections emphasizes the geopolitical significance of Bahrain. But what is it doing here?
A seventeenth-century Muslim intellectual’s staunch defense of smoking sheds light on the practice’s connection to modernity and the concept of recreation
How advanced mathematics were used for Islamic religious purposes in the Middle Ages
A look at the figure of Abraham the Patriarch in the Islamic tradition, with the help of manuscripts from the National Library of Israel’s Islam and Middle East Collection
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