Arik Einstein and other artists entertain wounded soldiers at Cafe Scala in Tel Aviv (1969). Photo: IPPA archive.

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The National Library of Israel offers unparalleled virtual and in-person opportunities for cultural and educational enrichment. We seek to inspire a community of learners.

Unchartered History: Leonard Cohen in Sinai, May 23rd at 1pm EST

Acclaimed author and journalist Matti Friedman, in conversation with renowned author Nicole Krauss, probes the rarely told account of Leonard Cohen’s experience with Israeli soldiers during the Yom Kippur War.

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On Translating the Poetry of Lea Goldberg, May 29th at 1pm EST

On the 111th anniversary of Goldberg’s birth, Rachel Tzvia will provide an overview of the pre-eminent poet, her life and the trajectory of her poetic career. The presentation will then expand on the specific challenges the translator faces in bringing Goldberg’s poetry into the English language.

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A Rendezvous with Walt Whitman and the National Library of Israel, May 31st at 1pm EST

On the anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birthday, Dr. Fred Sugarman, will unpack some of Whitman’s most famous work, and Dr. Stefan Litt, NLl’s Curator of Humanities, will share highlights from NLI’s Whitman collection.

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Sister trio A-WA preforming at B’sod Kolot Rabim (“The Secret of Many Voices”), the National Library’s annual celebration of liturgical poetry, prayer, and song,

Explore the full range of virtual and in-person upcoming cultural events. For recordings of previous events, enter the Library’s vault.

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Children on the first day of school (1981). Photo: IPPA archive.

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Education Programs

In-Person Upcoming Events in Israel

In-person events in Israel are on hold during the pandemic. Check back with us soon.

In-Person Upcoming Events in the United States

In-person events in the United States are also on hold during the pandemic. Check back with us soon.