Explore the city of Jerusalem through the eyes of Europeans by studying maps and drawings of people and sites.
Experience different historical times and events with newspapers, documents, and letters from the past.
Learn about the historical maps of Jerusalem with a film and a learning activity.
Happy New Year
Shana Tova cards can teach you about the life of Jews in different times and different places.
Observe a collection of cards, discover the secrets of a surprising card with the worksheet and see a collection of cards in a short video clip!
The National Library’s collections include a large variety of primary sources connected to Purim. Come and discover beautiful megillot, photographs, posters, and much more.
Enhance your Pesach teaching with primary sources from a variety of Haggadot, illustrations, photographs and many other primary sources from the collections of the National Library.
Scholar, Zionist, pioneer, social activist – Henrietta Szold was all of these and much more!
Learn about Henrietta Szold and the period in which she lived with primary sources and other teaching resources.
Israel is a miracle created by amazing people; pioneers who were heroes and people just living their everyday lives. These people turned Israel the homeland of the Jewish people after thousands of years of exile from the Land of Israel. Discover these pioneers with photographs, posters and other primary sources from the collections of the National Library.
Meet Sarah Aaronsohn – a Jewish woman and a spy from Zichron Ya’akov. Sarah was one of the leaders of the NILI espionage ring that helped the British defeat the Turkish Empire at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Learn about Sarah Aaronsohn and the period in which she lived with primary sources and other teaching resources.
Use primary sources from the National Library of Israel to enrich your educational activities for Chanukah.
Through these sources students will discover a variety of Chanukah customs and explore how Jews at different times and in different places celebrated Chanukah.
Alfred Dreyfus was a French-Jewish officer at the centre of one of the most dramatic affairs of modern European history. Who was Dreyfus and what was the dramatic affair?
Learn about Alfred Dreyfus and the Dreyfus Affair with primary sources and teaching resources from the collections of the National Library of Israel.
Sukkot is a wonderful festival! Explore the sukkot, the lulav and Etrog and other features of the festival with an historical angle with the primary sources from the National Library.
Moshe Dayan played a critical role in the early years of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and in Israeli politics. How did he get his signature eyepatch, and why did he become one of the most recognised Israeli faces of all time? Learn about Moshe Dayan’s journey with primary sources from the NLI collections, movies, and other teaching materials.
The Balfour Declaration
In the Declaration, Lord Balfour expressed the British government’s support for the Zionist enterprise; the first example of official state support for the Zionist movement.
Learn about the Balfour Declaration, the people involved, and the public reactions using a variety of primary sources, videos and activities.
After being exiled and living in the Diaspora for two millennia, Jews became an integral part of the countries in which they lived. At the same time, they attempted to preserve their cultural heritage. As a result, a number of different dialects evolved which merged Jewish and local languages. Explore these resources, all written in a variety of Jewish languages.