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The fascinating correspondence between these two giants in the field of Judaic Studies reveals much about both men, including their impressions of a young Leon Wieseltier…
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A 10th-century Karaite scholar was somehow able to conceive a vision of Noah’s Ark that made use of advanced technology that was unknown in his time
Sarah Feiga Foner’s story is found in an obscure handwritten text inscribed in Solitreo script from Ioannina, Greece…
Message sent to ‘The Holy Ari’ reflects his influence at the time, outside the mystical realm
One particular set of booklets compiled by Gershom Scholem in his famous library raises a series of interesting questions…
Pages come from the only existing copy of a ca. 1492 edition of “Arba’ah Turim”, one of history’s most important codes of Jewish law
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.
Years after Zalman Pollack was a star of the Jewish world, his life’s work was rediscovered…
Join us for a Hanukkah video journey across cultures and time, featuring treasures from the National Library of Israel!
Was the serpent originally a form of ape? What fruit did the first sinners eat? And how does Lilith figure into the story? These intriguing questions have stirred the imaginations of illustrators of Hebrew manuscripts throughout history
Jews in Mexico who secretly kept their faith were tortured and tried. Their tormentors saved their poems…
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