How did the Jews of Chelm, a city in Poland, acquire their reputation as a “town of fools”? Could Chelm have actually been a community of great sages? We set out in search of the true story behind this odd piece of Jewish folklore…
A tour through the Bella and Harry Wexner Libraries of Sound and Song – Legacy Heritage Foundation at the National Library of Israel reveals the biblical Song of Songs is ever-present in contemporary Israeli music
Were they men or women, rabbis or sorcerers, legal experts or ignoramuses?
The Book of Ruth is an extraordinary biblical story. At its center is the brave friendship between two women that leads to the founding of the Davidic dynasty, and a heroine whose character traits made her an everlasting symbol of beauty
Chava Levine shares a bit of what she learned from working on the personal archive of Professor Dov Noy, who was described as “the world’s foremost Jewish folklorist”. The archive is now deposited at the National Library of Israel.
Enter your e-mail below to receive the most interesting, quality content about the treasures preserved in the National Library!
Just write the the next story
Your e-mail has been submitted