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In time for Passover: Some of history's most exquisite haggadot

National Library of Israel, home to world's largest collection of haggadot, offers some of history's most exquisite haggadot for download.

Some of history's most exquisite haggadot

Italian Jewish communities look to digitize 35,000 Jewish texts

New initiative aims to digitize 35,000 Jewish texts from 40 Italian libraries, within three years.

Italian Jewish communities look to digitize 35,000 Jewish texts

Israel's National Library announces new collaboration

The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature and the National Library of Israel announce new collaboration.

Israel's National Library announces new collaboration

500-year-old letter written to Ari Hakadosh discovered

Letter reveals hitherto-unknown details of life of the Arizal in Egypt and the Land of Israel.

500-year-old letter written to Ari Hakadosh discovered

Ancient Christian manuscripts from Mount Sinai Monastery go online

New freely accessible collection includes images of 1,600 manuscripts, dozens of rare photos, and color footage taken after the Six-Day War.

Ancient Christian manuscripts from Sinai monastery go online

Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents Hanukkah treasures

Diverse Hanukkah treasures revealed in eight languages in new National Library of Israel series.

Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents treasures

Rare aspect of Torah leader's personality revealed in letters

Trove of letters written by the Chazon Ish to a former student donated to National Library by family of recipient.

Rare aspect of Torah leader's personality revealed in letters

Leading rabbi's letters donated to Israel's National Library

Personal letters from the Hazon Ish, legendary leader of haredi Jewry, come to Jerusalem's National Library of Israel.

Leading rabbi's letters donated to Israel's National Library

Hungarian Jewish relics saved from falling into private collection

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives and National Library of Israel purchase seven priceless artifacts to put them online for public access.

Hungarian Jewish relics saved from going to private collector

Prayer by Ramban, a Jewish 13th-century scholar, unearthed

Recently-unearthed prayer by Nachmanides is translated into English for the first time.

Prayer by 13th-century scholar unearthed

National Library of Israel to suspend services and put 300 workers on unpaid leave

Library says closure, is due to a cut by the government in the library’s budget along with a “drastic drop” in income and donations.

Nat'l Library to suspend services, put workers on unpaid leave

National Library of Israel: Over 2,500 rare manuscripts to become available online

National Library of Israel, Arcadia Fund, announce major initiative to open digital access to over 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts and books.

Over 2,500 rare manuscripts to become available online

Religious Zionism's founding father's manuscripts donated to National Library

The unpublished manuscripts of Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines, founding father of Mizrachi movement, were donated and digitized for first time.

Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines' writings donated to National Library

Israel's National Library working with Google to digitize books

In two-year project, Israel’s National Library partners with Google to digitize 120,000 books.

Israel's National Library working with Google to digitize books

Kafka papers return to Israel, ending long legal saga

Hundreds of writings of famed Jewish writer, including writings in Hebrew, transferred to National Library after decades in Swiss vault.

Kafka papers return to Israel, ending long legal sagaplayer

National Library seeks to identify IDF soldiers in old photos

National Library of Israel, in a special collaboration with Facebook Israel, calls on Israelis to identify and tag family members in photos.

National Library seeks to identify IDF soldiers in old photos

Israel national library buys rare Korea War Haggadah from 1952

'Extremely rare' Passover Haggadah used in seder for Jewish soldiers in Korean War purchased by national library in Jerusalem.

Israel national library buys rare Korea War Haggadah from 1952

Kafka archive should go to Israel, Swiss court rules

Swiss court rules that archive of renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute.

Kafka archive should go to Israel, Swiss court rules

Israel's National Library brings 'largest-ever' display to NY

National Library of Israel brings rare, ancient manuscripts to New York University.

Israel's National Library brings 'largest-ever' display to NY

Trump adviser donates $10 million to National Library of Israel

Adviser to President Trump and former chairman of Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum donates $10 to Israel's National Library.

Trump adviser donates $10 million to National Library of Israel

500-year-old 'Prague Haggadah' found

Israel's National Library receives one of two surviving copies of Prague Haggadah.

500-year-old 'Prague Haggadah' found

National Library unveils new 21st century look

Ahead of cornerstone laying ceremony, model images reveal design of Israel's new National Library building in Jerusalem

National Library unveils new 21st century look

Ancient Jewish Texts Found in Afghanistan

Texts found in Afghanistan genizah estimated to be 1000 years old, include writings of Rabbi Saadiah Gaon; unveiling will be next week.

Ancient Jewish Texts Found in Afghanistan to Debut Next Week

New Website for Nat'l Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel has just launched a new website -- and there's an excellent English-language gateway.

New Website Launched for National Library of Israel