​Original material

Files from Akko, Hebron, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Safed (largest collection) and Tiberias (17th-20th centuries), among them, pinkassim of rabbinical courts and kollels, correspondence, statutes and private documents (predominantly Hebrew, with some documents in Ladino and in Yiddish); files of the Alliance Israélite Universelle office in Jerusalem, relating to Alliance schools in Jerusalem and the general situation of the Jews in Palestine (1882-1948); files of the Alliance Israélite Universelle school for the deaf in Jerusalem (1960-1975) and files of the Alliance school in Haifa; files of the head office in Paris of the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA) relating to colonies in Palestine, among them Ekron, Gedera, Hedera, Hartuv, Kfar Saba, Kfar Tavor, Mishmar Hayarden, Motza, Nes Tsiona, Petach Tikva, Rehovot, Rosh Pinah and Yavne’el (1897-1919); files of the Israel Historical Society (1924-1969). Various private collections, among them. papers of Rebecca Affachiner (1937-1965), Carl Alpert, the Artom family, Isaac Breuer, Benzion Dinur,  Shmuel Ettinger,  Kurt Grunwald,  Israel Halperin;  Gualterio Cividalli,  Gino Angelo Mose Da Fano, Alexander Dushkin, Angelo Fano, Moshe Yehuda Helman,  Georg Kareski, Judah Leib Magnes, Josef Meisl, Umberto Nahon, Alfonso Pcifici, the Roifer family, David Sealtiel, Jacob M.. Toledano, Avigdor and Isaac Unna.  



Correspondence of the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Paris with the Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden regarding the Jews of Palestine (1895-1932); pinkassim of the Maghreb Jewish community in Jerusalem (19th-20th centuries); letters from Palestinian communities to the Chacham Bashi [Chief Rabbi] in Turkey (19th-20th centuries); files from government archives in Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and the Ukraine relating to the Jews in Palestine (16th-20th centuries); files from the German Foreign Office on Jews in Palestine (1880-1918).