Ets Haim

Learn about the history of over 400 years of Jewish heritage with a visit to the library Ets Haim– Livraria Montezinos. You can book a guided tour, book a private tour or make an (academic) research appointment to consult books.

Ets Haim means Tree of Life. This is the oldest active Jewish library in the world. The library’s special heritage has national and international recognition. The collection of Ets Haim was added to the list of the Act for the Preservation of Cultural Property of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in July 1998. Since 2003 the collection of the library Ets Haim – Livraria Montezinos is part of the UNESCO Memory of the World programme.

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The history of Ets Haim

Discover the history of Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos.

Ets Haim Manuscripten

Consult Ets Haim catalogues online 

All manuscripts have been digitized and printed works are being uploaded to Worldcat.

Ets haim book

Ets Haim - One for the books

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Ets Haim library

Ets Haim genealogical research

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Ets Haim reading room

Research in Ets Haim

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Ets Haim winding stairs

Borrowing collection material and photo service

Information about borrowing material from Ets Haim's collection and ordering photographs.

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