Celebrate Israel@75

Crossroads & Connections

Bring the treasures of the National Library of Israel to your community with an exhibit of 18 highlights from the Library’s collections, available online with an option to print for mounting in your venue. Educational resources, including lesson plans, webinars, videos, in-person speakers and more, are available in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Diaries of Israel’s Founding Generation

NLI’s Archives and Manuscripts Department is launching an inspiring project, Operation Diary: The Founding Generation, featuring personal diaries written at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel. Starting in February 2023, Operation Diary will highlight and publicize excerpts from diaries that are part of the Library’s collections and also will appeal to the public to share personal / family diaries that will then be preserved and made accessible through NLI’s digital platforms. Follow NLI’s blog and facebook page for updates.

Excerpt from Hannah Szenes’ diary, 1942–1943. The Szenes Family Archive, given to NLI by Ori and Mirit Eisen.

Curate & Create

An educational initiative that invites young learners to explore Israeli and Jewish culture via the National Library of Israel’s collections. Educational resources, including lesson plans and webinars are available. The contest component of this initiative brought in over 600 participants from 12 different countries.  

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Library Tour Featuring Independence Day Exhibit

NLI’s Visitor Center is delighted to offer visiting groups a special 2023 tour of the National Library of Israel, which includes a curated exhibit in celebration of Israel’s 75th Independence Day. The exhibit, scheduled to open in April 2023 and run up until the move to our new building, will present a nostalgic look back on the first twenty years of statehood – through photographs and posters from the National Library of Israel collections that spotlight Israel’s history, growth, society, and people. Contact Dina.ShavTal@nli.org.il for further details and to plan your tour.

Iraqi immigrants arrive in Israel, 1951. Photograph by Beno Rothenberg, Meitar Collection, the NLI Pritzker Family National Photography Collection.

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