In the last few years an exciting and historic discovery was made. A rare collection of hundreds of documents from the 11th to the 13th century was discovered in an area of present day Afghanistan.
In 2013, the National Library procured a portion of this rare treasure. Now, after great efforts to preserve the "Afghan Genizah" collection for future generations, the library purchased close to 250 more manuscripts.
This discovery will keep the Library and researchers busy for years to come and enables a rare view of the Jewish-Afghan community and the rich Muslim cultures that lived in that region. Meanwhile, here is a first glimpse to several special documents from the "Afghan Genizah".