Benjamin Disraeli said, ‘The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.’
Merav Mack presents Jerusalem as the locus where some of the world’s most enduring ideas were put into words, while Simon Goldhill provides a tour through the history of this most image-filled and ideology-laden city – from the Old City to the Holy Sepulchre.
Raquel Ukeles chairs the conversation, exploring the central position of libraries in Jerusalem past, present and future.
Merav Mack is a research fellow at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and teaches at the university’s department of comparative religion.
Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge.
Raquel Ukeles is curator of the Islam and Middle East collections of the National Library of Israel.
In partnership with the National Library of Israel.