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“I can’t see you, but I feel you, and I know that you are happy, because you are in your homeland, which is being rebuilt.”
The Haganah’s Camp Yona was located in northern Tel Aviv, on a site occupied by a luxurious hotel today; this was the location for a string of historic events, from the murder of Arlosoroff, to the shelling of the Altalena
How the former director of the National Library of Israel played a key role in the “book diplomacy” of the 1950s and 60s…
Today, almost all of us carry a smartphone and own a PC or laptop at home, but the earliest computing devices couldn’t exactly fit in your pocket…
In 1953, Dr. Jonas Edward Salk announced the encouraging results of his experiments with a new drug in the battle against polio, but he would soon meet resistance…
Fleeing a Galilean plague, a handful of the Vilna Gaon’s students rewrote the holy city’s history
Cherry tomatoes, soup mandels and penalty shoot-outs – all Israeli inventions! This is the story of the most significant Israeli contribution to the beautiful game
With his son still on the front lines, philosopher Samuel Hugo Bergman wrote about how the news of victory over the Nazis was received in Jerusalem
How did the only original written copy of “HaTikvah” arrive at the National Library of Israel? And how does it differ from the version we know today?
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