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In the Press: National Library of Israel buys vast collection of rare Jewish books

A collection of over 10,000 items that has been described as the greatest private library of Jewish books and manuscripts, has been acquired by the National Library of Israel. Collector Mr Jack V. Lunzer died in December last year in Britain and had always intended to sell the collection as a whole after 60 years of building this important library.
Published on 25 Sept. 2018
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A collection of over 10,000 items that has been described as the greatest private library of Jewish books and manuscripts, has been acquired by the National Library of Israel. Collector Mr Jack V. Lunzer died in December last year in Britain and had always intended to sell the collection as a whole after 60 years of building this important library. The National Library has commissioned Herzog & de Meuron architects to design an entirely new building to house the collection which is due to open in 2020.

See the full article in the New York Times from 18 Jan 2017

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