Gabriel Orozco Restrepo
Colegio Colombo Hebreo
10th grade

Israel is the national home of the Jewish people and a cultural, political, and religious center of Judaism. It is an important place in the identity and history of the Jewish people and plays a key role in the politics and culture of the Middle East and the wider international community.- Israel has shaped Jewish history by serving as a national home for the Jewish people and as a center of Jewish culture, politics, and religion. Through its founding and its struggle for survival and prosperity, Israel has inspired and united Jews around the world. Furthermore, Israel has contributed significantly to the world in areas such as technology, innovation, and security, which have helped improve the lives of Jews and humanity in general. In short, Israel has played a pivotal role in Jewish history by providing a safe haven for Jews and by serving as a beacon of Jewish culture and innovation.- Today, Israel stands for values ​​such as democracy, freedom, innovation, and resilience. Israel values ​​diversity and equal opportunities for all its citizens. It has shown a great ability to adapt and thrive in adverse conditions, while also dealing with challenges such as national security and conflict with its neighbors. Israel has a rich Jewish history and culture that continues to inspire Jews around the world." "It is a message of hope and unity. We believe in solidarity,cooperation and commitment as fundamental values ​​to build a better world. We believe in teamwork and mutual respect as pillars for harmony and understanding between cultures and nations.Highlight that cultural, religious and ethnic diversity is a richness that we must celebrate and respect.We need each other to build a better and fairer future for all. Together we can overcome any challenge and achieve a more caring, cooperative, committed and respectful world." "The National Library of Israel was founded in 1892 as part of the Haskalah movement, which promoted Jewish education and culture in the Land of Israel. Primary sources that inspired and impacted the creation of the library include:- The Ets Haim Library in Amsterdam: This library, founded in 1616, contained valuable Jewish manuscripts that were salvaged from the Spanish Inquisition and became a model for the National Library of Israel.- The Alliance Israélite Universelle Library in Paris: Founded in 1860, this library focused on Jewish education and culture worldwide and was a model for the educational and cultural vision of the National Library of Israel.- The Personal Collection of Jewish Philanthropist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda: Ben-Yehuda, known for being the father of modern Hebrew, had an extensive collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, which influenced the collection at the National Library of Israel.- The Collection of the Association of Hebrew Book Lovers in Jerusalem: This association, founded in 1889, promoted the creation of a national library in Jerusalem and contributed significantly to the collection of the National Library of Israel. These primary sources and many others influenced the creation of the National Library of Israel and its focus on the preservation and promotion of Jewish culture and education throughout the world.