Walking around museum exhibits reading the fine print on signs identifying archaeological artifacts isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. But what if the artifacts you’re looking at were found at your favorite hiking spot near your home? What if one of the artifacts is the oldest Hebrew writing ever to be discovered? And what if the museum exhibit proved the existence of the biblical King David, and revealed the site to be one of King David’s palaces and an important administrative center? Continue reading
Last week I went to Israel attending my granddaughter’s wedding in Jerusalem. While I was there I went sightseeing, and what better place to visit than the library of Touro College in Israel. I called Ms. Aviva Adler, our wonderful librarian in Jerusalem, and I asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I paid her a visit… Continue reading
Touro College in Israel (TCI) is “home away from home” for students who are spending their gap year(s) between high school and college living in Israel and learning Torah in seminary or yeshiva, and for older married students who live and learn in Israel. TCI’s facility in Jerusalem is comprised of classrooms, a state-of-the-art biology lab, a fully-equipped computer lab, and the heart of the school: a comfortable library / reading room with access to Touro College’s comprehensive virtual resources.