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Crossroads and Connections: Collections of the National Library of Israel

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm

In Person (Lese Lobby) & Virtual (Zoom and Facebook Livestream)

Experience the treasures of the National Library of Israel (NLI) – no passport required. As part of NLI’s initiatives to expand its collections and make the Library’s resources available to audiences across the globe, Dr. Raquel Ukeles (Head of Collections) will share highlights of NLI’s remarkable collection. Her talk will illustrate the unique story of cultural and religious creativity in Israel throughout its history. 

Dr. Raquel Ukeles is the Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel. She is responsible for the overall development of all the Library’s collections and for digital, cultural, and educational initiatives based on the collections. Holding a doctorate from Harvard University with a concentration on Islamic and Jewish studies, Raquel has published and taught on a wide array of subjects related to comparative Jewish and Islamic traditions and on historical currents that shape Israeli society.