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B’nei Brith Library

 The B'nai Brith library, founded in Jerusalem in 1902, was the first public library in Palestine to serve the Jewish community. Located on B'nai Brith Street, between the Meah Shearim neighborhood and the Russian Compound, it served as an important cultural and educational center in Jerusalem for decades. Ten years later, the Midrash Abrabanel library, as it was then known, moved to Ethiopia Street. In 1920, when plans were drawn up for the Hebrew University, the B'nai Brith collection became the basis for the National Library. The books were moved to Mount Scopus when the university opened five years later.

18 B’nei Brith St., Geula
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