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A mysterious 80 year old document which recently surfaced in our collections emphasizes the geopolitical significance of Bahrain. But what is it doing here?
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Besides poverty and pogroms, forced conscription weighed heavily on European Jews
Land of Israel
A summary of the ideological debate between Zionism and ultra-Orthodox Judaism can be found in one meeting held in Bnei Brak way back in October of 1952
Dr. Rahel Hirsch broke with mainstream convention and paved the way for the women who followed after. This is the story of the doctor who insisted that women’s health was about more than female genitalia.
How advanced mathematics were used for Islamic religious purposes in the Middle Ages
There was a time when Lebanon’s coastal cities and snowy peaks were leading tourist destinations for the Jewish residents of Mandatory Palestine
Born Moshe Dovid Osinsky, he was a giant of industry, welfare and charity knighted by the king
How the decades-long romance between the Maharal of Prague and his wife began
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
In the early 20th century, Zionists rallied around Tisha B’Av
Rumi, Ibn Arabi, and the radical Sufi conception of religion
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