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The Israel and Judaica Reading Room

The Judaica Reading RoomThe Judaica Reading Room provides services for users interested in Judaism and the Land of Israel. The reading room is frequented by scholars from all over the world, students and readers, who make use of its rich collection of books and the opportunity to exchange ideas. The reading room is organized by subject, with each book classified with a Hebrew letter and a number. 

The Judaica Collection in the Reading Room

The collection comprises texts in many languages, among them Hebrew, English, French, German, Russian, Judeo-Arabic, and more. There are some 32,000 items in the collection, including books, periodicals and microfilms. All aspects of Judaism are covered: Bible, Apocrypha, Mishna, Talmud, Midrash, Halacha, Jewish law, Jewish thought, morality literature, Hassidism, Kabbalah, prayer, Jewish bibliographies, Hebrew language and literature, Jewish history in various countries and periods, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the land of Israel, Zionism, archeology of Israel, Jewish folklore, Jewish education, Jewish art, and more. The reading room also houses a section devoted to Jewish encyclopedias, periodicals and newspapers. 
The reading room houses several special collections, such as the Paul Jacobi genealogy collection and the Dan Bar-Lev collection, a collection of Jerusalem books with a subject index in Hebrew, a collection of Holy Land travel books, a collection of Festschrifts and memoirs of Judaic orientation, Judaica databases, etc.

Judaica and Israel Help Desk

As part of our expanded and improved service, expert librarians on the subjects of Judaica and Israel are available to answer your questions in the Judaica and Israel Reading Room.
​This service is available Sunday-Thursday: 10:00-16:00.
To ask a short question or to schedule an appointment call: 074-7336435.
Questions can also be asked via email:

Opening Hours:

​Sunday-Thursday: 09:00-20:00​
Friday: 09:00-13:00​
Library services are available until 15 minutes before closing.

For questions and inquiries, please call: 074-733-6435
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