National Library of Israel preserving 'collective memory' of Oct. 7


February 23, 2024

(JNS) — The National Library of Israel has embarked on a massive project to collect and archive all published materials about the Oct. 7 massacre, both the good and the bad.

While scholars and the curious public explore the new library building in Jerusalem and its Israel, Judaica, Humanities, Islam and Gershom Scholem collections, Chaim Neria is quietly gathering more recent—and sometimes painful—printed and digital items associated with the murder by Hamas of some 1,200 people.

“The significance of this project to Israel and the Jewish people globally stems from its role in preserving and do...

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