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Travel Yearnings

Yoel Finkelman

01/03/2021 1:30 pm
Virtual Event, Available on Zoom

For millennia, Jews have embarked on pilgrimages to holy sites, often creating and collecting beautiful and moving materials to document and remember these journeys. The treasures of the National Library of Israel include fascinating journals, maps, souvenirs and artefacts from pilgrimages to Jewish holy places across the centuries – from Benjamin of Tudela to Moses Montefiore to Sammy Davis, Jr.  Dr. Yoel Finkelman, curator of the world-leading Haim and Hanna Salomon Judaica Collection at the National Library of Israel, will take us on a journey of discovery through the Library’s collections in Jerusalem.

In association with the National Library of Israel.

Yoel Finkelman


Dr. Yoel Finkelman is curator of the Haim and Hanna Solomon Judaica Collection at the National Library of Israel. His book, Strictly Kosher Reading: Popular Literature and the Condition of Contemporary Orthodoxy appeared in 2011.