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Dated from pre-expulsion Spain and Portugal, the discovered Megillah is “an incredibly rare testament to the rich material culture of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula,” says library curator Yoel Finkelman.
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Written in 1920 and addressed to influential Jewish author N.E.B. Ezra, the letter was rediscovered during a review of the National Library of Israel’s archives.
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Due to the pandemic, the National Library of Israel's sixth annual Docu.Text Film Festival will be held online, Nov.15-25.
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It was found in a manuscript written just after the Expulsion, which was likely used by Catalonian exiles living in Provence.
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While many of texts have historical importance and hold tremendous potential for scholars, they are often difficult, if not impossible, to find.
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It was created on parchment by Joel ben Simeon, considered by many to be the most important Jewish artist of the Middle Ages.
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Writings of 20th century Jewish writer Franz Kafka delivered to the National Library of Israel this summer include his correspondence with language teachers in Israel.
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The legal battle to obtain the papers began 12 years ago and involved court proceedings in Israel, Germany and Switzerland.
Holocaust survivors will be honored at a tribute weekend at Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue July 29-30.