Posts Tagged ‘National Library of Israel’

William Davidson Permanent Exhibition Gallery rendering showing glass cases and people walking in a wide open space.

Davidson Gallery

New National Library of Israel will use the space to display collection treasures. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Construction has begun for a new home for the National Library of Israel, located across from the Knesset and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 480,000-square-foot building should become a major attraction for…

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Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem Is Born

December 5, 1897 From the Center for Israel Education Gershom (Gerhard) Scholem, preeminent scholar of Jewish mysticism is born in Berlin. Scholem, who was born into an assimilated German family, turned to Zionism at an early age. Scholem’s interest in Judaica and Zionism was against the wishes of his father. Despite the opposition of his…

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An architectural rendering of the National Library of Israel being built in Jerusalem near the Knesset; a special room designed by the late Irwin “Toby” Holtzman of Bloomfield Hills will hold his massive collection of Israeli literature.

Preserving History

Holtzman’s definitive Israeli literature collection goes to the National Library of Israel. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer ABOVE: An architectural rendering of the National Library of Israel being built in Jerusalem near the Knesset; a special room designed by the late Irwin “Toby” Holtzman of Bloomfield Hills will hold his massive collection of Israeli literature. The…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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Beverly Fishman with some of her previous work, including her well-known pharmaceuticals.

Rise!

Beverly Fishman’s dynamic new mural shines. Beverly Fishman’s artwork has long been in the spotlight, but her latest project opens up to sunlight. Rise, a colorful and massive abstract mural spanning 170 feet by 60 feet — the largest design she has ever originated — covers the north-facing wall of the Detroit City Club Apartments…

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