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Ben Zvi Institute

Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi is an institution established by a special law of the Knesset, Israel's parliament for the purpose of continuing the Zionist, educational and cultural activities of President Izhak Ben–Zvi and operates from what were the home and offices of the President and his wife, Rahel Yanait, in Jerusalem.
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Jews in Morocco: The Fez Pogrom of 1912

This month the Jewish world will cite the one hundredth anniversary of one of the most painful events in the history of the Jews in Muslim lands - the "Tritel" – the pogrom in Fez, Morocco that occurred between April 17 and 19, 1912.


Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884-1963)

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi was a historian, Labor Zionist leader, and the second and longest-serving President of Israel.


Prof. Meir Benayahu

Prof. Benayahu founded in the 1950's, together with President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the Institute for the Research of Jewish Communities in the Middle East (Ben-Zvi Institute). He was awarded the EMET Prize for his unique and in-depth contribution to the study of Jewish communities, Hebrew imprints, Rabbinic literature and Jewish wisdom, and ancient manuscripts, as well as the outstanding management of important scientific projects.


Prof. Etan Kohlberg

Prof. Etan Kohlberg is awarded the EMET Prize for his unique contribution to the study of Islam and in particular its Shii branch. His research has made him one of the foremost scholars in this field, not just in Israel, but in the whole world.


Prof. Efraim Stern

For his research and professional work, which have placed him in the forefront of Israeli archaeology; for disseminating archaeological knowledge through scientific editing and publishing; for the extensive excavations in which he has been involved as team member and director; and for his broad and in-depth knowledge of the Land of Israel and its material culture between the First and Second Temple periods.