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Echoes of History at the National Library of Israel

As we approach the holiday of Passover, questions of communal memory this year feel more critical than ever. A conversation with Head of Collections at the newly renovated NLI.

The reading room of the new National Library of Israel opened on a limited basis to readers and scholars on October 29, 2023, as its formal opening was postponed (Courtesy, Iwan Baan)
The reading room of the new National Library of Israel opened on a limited basis to readers and scholars on October 29, 2023, as its formal opening was postponed (Courtesy, Iwan Baan)

This week, guest host Sara Labaton speaks with Raquel Ukeles, Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel, about how the library is grappling with preservation, ownership, stewardship, and accessibility while creating a physical and cultural gathering place that represents all the communities whose heritage it houses.

Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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